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Work with your partner

V. SPEAKING

TASK 1

Work with your partner. Exchange information about your preferences.

- place to go on holiday

Remember to use colloquial expressions: Iíd rather, wouldnít mind, canít stand, Iíd prefer, Iíd love, (just) love, (really like/keen on, hate, donít think Iíd want, Iím really into, donít like

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TASK 2

Work with your partner. Exchange information and opinions about styles.

Tell your partner about the following things:

- your opinion about following food diets

When you need time to think about what you want to say, use the following expressions: right, well, you know, kind of, sort of, Let me think for a moment, I know what you mean, Thatís very true

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TASK 3

Work with your partner.

Discuss with your partner why you believe in one of the following:

Films of violence shouldnít be shown on TV. Your partner may ask for clarification:

What I donít quite understandÖ?

So does that meanÖ?

Could you explain howÖ?

Use the following expressions to give clarification:


In other words, Is that clear?

To put it another way, What I mean is

(What) That means, What Iím trying to say

What Iím getting at, I mean, etc.

 

 


TASK 4

Work with your partner.

You want to share two problems with your partner. Explain the situations and ask your partner for advice.

- You have lent your brotherís favourite CD to somebody, but you canít remember who borrowed it.

Use the following words and expressions: must (not), ought (not) to, should (not), could (not), have got to, need to, Thereís no point, what tips, advise, If were you, itís important, can be counter-productive, etc.

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TASK 5

Work with your partner.

You have found yourself in the following situations. Ask your partner for help. Remember to be polite. Your partner will either agree or refuse to fulfil your requests.

- Your father has asked you to go to the airport to collect his friend from Frankfurt who doesnít speak English. You donít speak German, but your friend does. Ask him/her to help you. .

Useful expressions: Would it be possible Ö? Could you (possibly) Ö? I wonder if Ö? I was wondering if Ö? Will you be Ö? Is it all right if Ö? If youíd like to, Do you think Ö? Iím afraid, Iíd prefer not, etc.

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TASK 6

Work with your partner.

Together with your partner, think of possible solutions to the following problemsÖ. Present your point of view and ask your partner for their ideas.



- Streets around. Can we keep them clean?

Useful expressions: so that, thatís why, basically, because of that, one reason, a lot of itís to do with, thatís the real reason that, I mean, and I think, anyway, etc.

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TASK 7

Work with your partner.

Read the following problems. Think of the possible reasons why such problems have occurred and make a few suggestions as to how to improve them. Talk to your partner and find out about his/ her opinion.

- The local park is dirty and is no longer a place for recreation..

Useful expressions:Letís, How about, Iíd change, why donít they/we Ö?, What would be great/good is, I wish theyíd, they/we ought to, Itís about time, Iíd be a good idea if, Itíd be better to, What we need, There could be, what about, etc.

 

 

TASK 8

Work with your partner

You have a few complaints about your partnerís behaviour. Talk to him/her about them. Take the suggested roles and try criticizing, contradicting, refusing, suggesting and threatening if necessary.

Parent to child: You always come home late.

Useful expressions: Just stop, I wish you wouldnít, Why donít youÖ?, Why do you alwaysÖ?, I donít see whyÖ, If you do that, Why should I...?, If you donít, Iíll, You never, etc.

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TASK 9


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