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Linkers. Look at the phrases underlined in the text. Decide which of them are used to do the following.

1. list/add points

2. introduce examples

3. show contrast

4. introduce a conclusion

3 Look at the structures that are used with the linkers for contrast. Which linkers need a new sentence? Which linkers always need two clauses?

Combine these sentences using the five phrases for showing contrast in Exercise 2.

He is patient and careful at work. He is impatient and aggressive when he drives.

He is patient and careful at work. However, he is impatient and aggressive when he drives.

Complete the sentences in an appropriate way.

1. He was slow and often late for work. However, …

2. Although the twins looked the same, …

3. Despite the fact that he was shy …

4. Children find learning languages easy. Adults, on the other hand, …

Work in groups. Choose an essay title from the following.

managers

Are men/women better … politicians than women/men?

teachers

doctors

In you group, brainstorm the qualities you think apply to men and women.

Look at the statements 1-13 below and do the following tasks.

1. Decide which of the statements below apply more to men or women.

2. Add two more statements of your own.

3. Select some to include in your essay. Remember to have some to show the other side of the argument.

4. Think of examples to support your statements.

1. ____________ are good at listening.

2. ____________ find it easier to deal with people.

3. ____________ have more authority.

4. ____________ are more sympathetic to others.

5. ____________ are better organisers.

6. ____________ pay more attention to detail.

7. ____________ stay calm in stressful situations.

8. ____________ are good at getting the best out of people.

9. ____________ are energetic and enthusiastic.

10. ____________ work better in a single-sex team.

11. ____________ are better at public speaking.

12. ____________ are more inspiring.

13. ____________ take decisions quickly.

9 Write your essay. Use the structure of the essay “Are women better drivers than men?”as a model.

 

Active vocabulary of the Unit

 


Adjectives

adventurous

ambitious

assertive

bossy

cautious

competent

competitive

controversial

creative

easy-going

energetic

enormous

even-tempered

extraordinary

generous

hard-working

moody

open-minded

organised

quiet

reliable

self-confident

sensible

sensitive

serious

sociable

strong-willed

talkative

thoughtful

well-known

Verbs

attend

avoid

be good at

be interested in

be married to

develop

give talks

identify

influence

lose temper

make friends

make/take decisions

overshadow

 

Prepositions

According to


 

 

Extra vocabulary

Adjectives


boring

broad-minded

clever

dishonest

friendly

good fun

honest



inflexible

insensitive

kind

lazy

mean

narrow-minded

optimistic

pessimistic

punctual

shy

stupid

tense

unambitious

unfriendly

unkind

unpleasant

unpunctual

unreliable


 


Date: 2015-12-18; view: 848


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