1 Complete these sentences in as many different ways as possible.
I come from Barcelona / Spain / a big family.
1 I come from ...
2 I was born in ...
3 My family...
4 I work / study ...
5 I live ...
6 I've never ...
7 One day I'd like to ...
2 Read the texts about Sarah and George. Match these headings to the paragraphs. Which heading is used twice?
My future My daughter My family
My home My work My free time
Kate's five. When my husband and I split up three years ago we decided she should have two homes. So now she stays with him in his flat from Sunday to Tuesday, and with me from Wednesday to Saturday. She's a happy little girl - she loves going to school and telling me how to run my life!
When I finished university I wanted to be an artist, but then I had Kate. I always wanted to be a long-distance lorry driver when I was young, but now I'm an assistant manager in a hotel. It's not a very interesting job but it pays well and the holidays are good.
I spend a lot of time on the net, talking to people, designing web pages, or just surfing around. Maybe I'm a bit of a nerd I have a girlfriend, Robyn - it's not serious yet, but we go out together two or three times a week. You'd be surprised what you can do in Winnipeg, even when it's 40 degrees below. Because it's so isolated we have our own symphony orchestra and our own opera company, and we have more restaurants per capita than any city in North America
My dad's getting old now but he's still quite active. He worked for Manitoba Heat and Light until he retired, and-now he annoys my mom because he's around the house all day. My mom was a teacher and she still sometimes does some substitute teaching. My brother Bruce is a bit of a nerd too, but he gets paid for it - he's a computer engineer.
I don't really have any plans for the future. I've done what I wanted to do, like travelling, being a wild student, and becoming a mum. What more could I ask for?
I live in a small two-bedroom house which I bought two years ago. It's in a quiet neighbourhood very near the town centre. I'm spending every evening and weekend decorating it at the moment.
I finished college last year, and I started a temporary job at Winnipeg Public library. I've been offered a permanent job, but I am going to go back to university
3 Cover the texts and complete these sentences. Which ones have an auxiliary verb?
Kate _____________with her father for three days a week.
Sarah ____________________ every evening decorating her house.
She and her husband___________three years ago.
Sarah________what she wanted to do.
George _______________work at the library last year.
He___________________to go back to university.
You ___________do a lot in Winnipeg.
4 Match these question words with the answers.
What In Winnipeg.
Where Two years ago.
Who Because it's so isolated.
When She's an
Why Two or three times a
How much His parents and
How often £22,000 a year.
5 Put these words in the correct order to make questions.
1 last what do did night you
2 English you studying are why
3 last where you for go holiday did your
4 free like doing do in you your what time
5 this what going do weekend to you are
6 like to you the UK would live in
6 Ask your partner questions to get these answers. Tick each answer when you hear it.
Have you got a mobile phone?
Yes, I have. No, I haven't.
Yes, I was. No, I wasn't.
Yes, I do. No, I don't.
Yes, I did. No, I didn't.
Yes, I am. No, I'm not.
Yes, I can. No, I can't.
I don't know That's rather a personal question!
1. What do you like doing in your spare time? What sort of person are you? (The answer could be 'both' or 'neither'.)
a cinema person or a video person?
a restaurant person or an eat-at-home person?
a television person or a book person?
an indoor person or an outdoor person?
a sport person or a culture person?
a solitary person or a sociable person?
2. Add these activities to the word web. Can you think of any more?
go out for dinner
chat on the phone
go to a sports centre
go to the cinema
go for a walk
surf the net
get a take-away
go to a nightclub
go to a football match
go to the pub
have dinner with friends
read a book
have an early night
3. Look at this dialogue and complete the missing lines. Where are Oliver and Holly going?
are you going this evening to come and pick you up near the station 7.30 be nice nothing special
Oliver Are you doing anything__________
Holly No, _____________
Oliver Well, we're going to that new Chinese restaurant_________________
Would you like________________?
Holly Yes, that would _________ .What time___________________?
Oliver About 8.00. Shall we come___________________________?
Holly Yes, great.
Oliver OK, I'll call for you at_______________
4. Listen and check your ideas.
5. Listen to two more dialogues. What decisions do the people make?
6. You don't always want to accept an invitation. Listen to these four dialogues.
7. Listen to the dialogues in exercises 4 and 5 again and tick the expressions you hear
Invitations and suggestions
Would you like + infinitive?
Do you fancy + -ing?
How about + -ing?
Shall we + verb?
Let's + verb
Why don't we + verb?
That would be nice.
That would be great.
I'd love to.
That's a good idea.
I'm (really) sorry, but I can't. I'm + -ing
I'm afraid I can't. I have to ...
I'd love to, but I...
I don't really like ...
I'm afraid I'm a bit busy.
How about... instead?
8. How many invitations and suggestions can you make?
Shall we go for a walk? Would you like to go for a walk? Do you fancy going for a walk?
for a walk
to the cinema
9. How are these words pronounced?
Shall we are you do you would you
10. Now listen to them in sentences. How are they pronounced? Repeat them and try to sound exactly the same.
Shall we go to the theatre?
Are you doing anything this evening?
Do you fancy a take-away?
Would you like to see the new musical?
11. Make short dialogues with invitations and suggestion
12. Accept some and refuse others.
A Do you fancy going out for dinner? Β Yes, that would be nice. A Where shall we go?
go out for dinner
stay in this evening
go to the pub
go to see a film
go to a football match
go to Edinburgh for the weekend
13. Think about things you would like to do this weekend. Decide what, where, and when.
1. Read the texts. What family members do you think the people are describing?
1. He's everything I'm not! He's very tall and slim, he's got dark hair, and he's confident, outgoing, and good at sports. Luckily, he's no good at school -I'm the intelligent one ...
2. She's still very young, and she's a gorgeous little kid. She's got curly ginger hair, and she's really lively and friendly. People say she's got her mother's eyes, but I think she looks more like me ...
3. He's quite old now, in his seventies I think, but he's never gone bald. He's got short grey hair (he calls it 'silver') and glasses. He's fairly quiet. He's always been quite thin, and he was probably very good-looking when he was young.
2. Underline the words connected with appearance and personality. Add them to the chart
height + build
3. Add these words to the chart. Can you find any opposites in the chart? Can you add any more words?
skinny a teenager attractive middle-aged a beard a moustache shy blonde fair in his/her twenties elderly straight
4 Listen. Repeat the words and sentences.
5 Which descriptions do these sentences go with? Check the meaning of the parts in italics.
1 I get on with him really well - he likes telling me about when he was young.
2 I don't look like him at all - people can't believe we're brothers.
3 She takes after her mother in lots of ways - she never does anything she doesn't want to.
6. Imagine you are arranging to meet a relative you have never met. Describe yourself so that they can recognize you.
a. You can make hair and eye into adjectives, e.g. dark-haired, blue-eyed. Can you make more adjectives like this?