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N. facility n. luxury n. necessity


Q: What basic facilities would you expect in any hotel room ?

A: I would expect a comfortable bed and the television.

Q: What extra luxuries would you expect in a 5-star hotel ?

A: I would expect an en suite bathroom and maybe a swimming pool and gym.

Q: What special facilities do disabled people require ?

A: Disabled people require easier access to buildings.


Unit 4


Q: What is the biggest luxury in your life at the moment ?

A: The biggest luxury in my life at the moment is my new car.


Q: What basic necessities should be provided by the government ?

A: I think homes and jobs should be provided by the government.


Q: Do you think a computer/phone/TV/car is a necessity in modern life?

A: Yes, I do./Yes, I think a computer/phone/TV/car is a necessity in modern life.


Q: What facilities do big shops provide for the convenience of their customers ?

A: Big shops provide gift-wrapping facilities and toilets for the convenience of their customers.


N. method n. means


Both of these words are used to talk about ways of doing something. A method is an idea, theory, or system, whereas a means is a physical thing, such as a machine.


eg Digital technology provides a new means of recording music.
Modern business methods have led to companies employing fewer staff.


Q: Which means of transport are common in this city ?

A: The tube, trains and buses are common in this city.

Q: Which ones do you use ?

A: I mainly use the tube.


Q: What means of communication were used before the telephone was invented ?

A: Letters and telegrams were used before the telephone was invented.

Q: Can you imagine what would have been used a thousand years ago ?

A: I can't imagine but I would guess maybe smoke signals.


Q: Which method of payment is most convenient for buying:
a. a pint of milk ?

Cash./The most convenient method for buying a pint of milk is cash.


b. a DVD player ?

Maybe a credit card./The most convenient method for buying a DVD player is a credit card.


c. your bills ?

Direct debit./The most convenient method for paying your bills is direct debit.


Q: What methods do the police use to collect evidence ?

A: The police use DNA, fingerprinting and interviewing to collect evidence.


Q: Which skills does this method of studying improve most quickly ?

A: This method of studying improves your speaking most quickly.



Unit 5


n. use* n. purpose

The purpose of something is why we use it (or do it), whereas the use of something is how we use it.


Q: Can you think of a tool that has many uses ?

A: Yes, a Swiss army knife has many uses.


Q: What are the main uses of:
a. leather ?

The main uses of leather are for clothes and furniture.


b. plastic ?

For things like pens./The main use of plastic is for pens.


c. diamonds ?

For jewellery./The main use of diamonds is for jewellery.


Q: Do you have the use of a car/computer in your country ?

A: Yes, I do./We have the use a car/computer in my country.


Q: Which facilities in the school are for the use of the students/staff ?

A: The cafe and a roof garden are for the use of the students.


Q:What is the purpose of your visit to this country ?

A: The purpose of my visit to this country is to learn English.

Q: Have you heard this question before ?*

A: Yes, at immigration./Yes, I have heard this question before.


Q: What is the purpose of:
a. revision ?

The purpose of revision is to make sure we understand everything we've studied before.


b. recycling ?

To use things again./The purpose of recycling is to use things again.


c. insurance ?

To get money if anything bad happens./The purpose of insurance is to get money if anything bad happens.


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