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Programación Inglés Adultos para sesiones conversacionales

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    LINGUAMATIC 2.0

    STUDENTS WORKSHEETS

    MODULES: 1.0 1.2

    GRUPO: 22.1

    ACCIN: 9113.1

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    INDEX

    MODULE 1.0

    Listening: Buying a train ticket

    Pronunciation: Voiceless Consonants

    Readings: In the city

    Videos: Old friends

    MODULE 1.1

    Listening: Comparisons

    Pronunciation: Voiceless Consonants

    Readings:1- Superlatives & Opposites

    2- Home Town

    Grammar: State Verbs

    Videos: Confessions

    MODULE 1.2

    Listening: 1- Confirming a flight

    2- Flights announcement

    3- Pilots announcement

    Pronunciation: Voiceless Consonants

    Readings: Planes/Requests

    Grammar: Articles

    Video: Names

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    Module 1.0 Listening Buying a train ticket

    Listen and answer to the questions. 1. Wheres the man traveling to? 2. Does he buy a one way or a return ticket? 3. How much is it? 4. Does he need change?

    Listen again and complete the conversation. Hello, _______________________________a ticket to London, Euston, please.

    OK, er_________________________ ________________________________ , mate?

    Er..return, please.

    Return. Ermthatll be 37 pounds, please.

    ______________________________, ___________________________________.

    Heres your ________________________________.

    Thank you

    Hello, I need a ticket to London, Euston, please.

    OK, erone way or return, mate?

    Er..return, please.

    Return. Ermthatll be 37 pounds, please.

    Super, thank you very much.

    Heres your change.

    Thank you

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    Module 1.0 Phonetics

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    Module 1.0 Reading In the city

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    Module 1.0 Reading In the city

    Its a CHURCH

    Its a CATHEDRAL

    There you can

    .

    Its a PHARMACY

    Its a DRUGSTORE

    Its a CHEMISTS

    There you can

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    Its a NEWSSTAND

    Its a KIOSK

    There you can

    ..

    Its a JEWELLERS

    Its a JEWELRY STORE

    There you can

    ..

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    Its a BOOKSHOP

    Its a BOOKSTORE

    There you can

    ..

    Its a LIBRARY

    There you can

    ..

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    Its a BUTCHERS

    There you can

    .

    Its a TOWN HALL

    Its a CITY HALL

    There you can

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    Its a BAKERY

    There you can

    .

    Its a HAIRDRESSERS

    Its a HAIRDRESSING SALON

    There you can

    ..

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    Complete the following sentences.

    There you can see a film

    There you can buy fish

    There you can see clowns, animals, acrobats

    There you can see paintings, sculptures

    There you can send a letter

    There you can see plays

    There you can book your holidays

    Module 1.0 Reading In the city

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    ACROSS:

    2. Theres a . You can read books there.

    5. The assassin was sent to

    8. Theres nothing to eat. Lets go to the.to buy some food.

    9. I need to buy some flowers. Lets go to the

    10. My son is not feelong well today. Im taking him to the ..

    11. At .. We study and learn.

    DOWN:

    1. I want to catch a plane. Im going to the

    3. We can buy some bread and cakes at the..

    4. Im hungry. Lets go to a

    good.

    6. My gandma needs to send some letters. Theres a..in the corner.

    7. Everyday my sister goes for a walk to the..

    Module 1.0 Reading In the city

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    COMPLETE THE CONVERSATIONS

    A. Excuse me, where is the Police

    Station?

    B. Its on the, near the ..

    A. .., how do I get to the.from

    the cemetery?

    B. You turn right until the corner, then you

    turn and go...Main Street.

    On the corner you turn right and

    go.You turn right again into

    1st Av. and you arrive.

    Pracise with your partner asking for and

    giving directions looking at the map

    Module 1.0 Reading In the city

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    Work with a partner. Use the adjectives in the box to describe:

    a) Your partner

    b) Your best friend

    c) Your parents

    clever cool fashionable friendly funny nice

    pleasant popular sweet trendy

    Module 1.0 Video Old friends

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    You are going to watch a programme about Louise and Mark, who met up again

    recently after a long time.

    Watch part 1 (00:00-00.45) and match the descriptions with the person. Write L

    (Louise) or M (Mark)

    a) Lives in Oxford.

    b) Fashion designer.

    c) Is 33 years old.

    d) Lives in London.

    e) Supermarket manager.

    f) Got divorced last year.

    Watch part 1 again and answer these questions.

    a) How did Louise get in touch with Mark?

    b) When was the last time they saw each other?

    c) What do you think they expect to happen?

    Module 1.0 Video Old friends

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    Part 2 (00:46-02:22). Watch Louise and Mark saying what they remember about each other. Write L (Louise) or M (Mark).

    Very popular.

    Clever

    Funny

    Long hair

    Played in a band

    Nice

    Pleasant

    Average height.

    Quite trendy

    Cool

    Long dark hair

    Very fashionable.

    Part 3 (02:23-04:17). Watch part 3 without the sound. Louise and Mark meet in a bar. Answer the questions.

    a) How do you think they are feeling?

    b) Is it a successful reunion?

    Watch part 3 with the sound and check your answers to the previous exercise.

    Module 1.0 Video Old friends

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    Watch part 3 again and decide if the sentences are true (T) and false (F).

    a) Mark offers Louise a drink.

    b) Louise asks for a gin and tonic.

    c) Mark thinks his job is important.

    d) Mark manages the fish department.

    e) Louise works for Gucci.

    f) Mark knows a lot about fashion.

    g) Mark is having a good time.

    h) Louise doesnt want another drink.

    Part 4 (04:18-05:38)Watch the last part of the programme. After their meeting

    Louise and Mark say what they thought. Write L (Louise) or M (Mark) next to their

    opinions.

    a) It was different to what I expected

    b) He/she looked very different

    c) I thought he/she would be working in the record business

    d) It was a bit difficult

    e) I really enjoyed being with him/her

    f) Our eyes met a lot

    g) Well, Im a bit disappointed

    h) I dont think he/shes for me.

    i) I really hope we meet again

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    Think of something funny or embarrassing that happened to you at school. Read

    these questions and think about your answers.

    how old were you?

    Where were you?

    Who was there?

    What happened?

    How did you feel?

    Did the other people do anything?

    How do you feel about the event now?

    Think about what you say and how to say it.

    Tell your partner about the event.

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    Module 1.1 Listening Comparisons

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    Try to match each of these famous sport stars with their date of birth.

    Then listen and check your answers.

    Fernando Alonso Rafael Nadal David Beckham

    Thierry Henry Roger Federer Cristiano Ronaldo

    02/05/75 17/08/77 29/07/81 08/08/81 05/02/85

    03/06/86

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    Now listen to a discussion between a marketing director advertising

    executive. Which sports star do they choose to advertise a new energy

    drink?

    Listen again and complete these sentences. You need to use some

    names more than once.

    Beckham is more famous than Henry.

    _______________isnt as interesting as_________________

    _______________is a bit older than____________________

    _______________isnt as successful as__________________

    _______________is much younger than__________________

    _______________is the best looking, most

    And finally use the adjective in brackets with a bit/much/not asas to

    make true comparisons.

    Then listen and check your answers

    Mount Kilimanjaro (high) _________________ Mount Fuji.

    London (wet) ___________________Rome.

    The US Army (small)___________________the North Korean Army.

    Heathrow Airport (busy)_____________________Los Angeles International Airport.

    Ireland (big)___________________Cuba.

    Big Ben (tall)___________________the Statue of Liberty.

    Module 1.1 Listening Comparisons

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of

    foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of

    hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ...

    (Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities)

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    About the Author

    Charles Dickens (18121870) Considered one

    of the greatest English novelists in history, Dickens

    came from a very poor family. His books often talk

    about the situation of poor people in Victorian England.

    Discussion Questions

    Some people say that the first line of the extract could

    be about the times we live in now. Do you agree?

    Are we living in the best of times and the worst of times?

    Finish the following sentences with your own ideas.

    It is the best of times because we can ... we are ... we have ...

    It is the worst of times because we cant ... we are ... we dont ...

    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    Lets practice!

    1. __________ (large) cucumber weighed 66 pounds

    2. __________ (popular) tourist attraction in the United States is Disneyworld.

    3. __________ (successful) songwriters are Paul McCartney and the late John Lennon.

    4. __________ (heavy) baby at birth was a boy of 22 pounds.8 oz. He was born in Italy in 1955

    5. __________ (fat) person was a man in New York. He weighed almost 1200 pounds.

    6. One of __________ (famous) painters was Pablo Picasso.

    7. __________ (long) attack of hiccups lasted 67 years.

    8. __________ (big) omelet was made of 54,763 eggs.

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    1. Mount Everest measures 8,848 meters, Mount Kangchenjunga measures 8,596 meters and K2 measures 8,611 meters.

    Mount Everest is the highest mountain.

    Mount Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain.

    K2 is the lowest mountain.

    2. Anne is 43 years old, Lynne is 40 years old.

    Anne is younger than Lynne.

    Lynne is older than Anne.

    Anne is older than Lynne.

    3. The red dress costs 25.00, the blue dress costs 15.00.

    The red dress costs less than the blue dress.

    The blue dress costs less than the red dress.

    The blue dress costs more than the red dress.

    4. Russia is 17,075,000 sqm, France is 544,000 sqm.

    France is larger than Russia.

    Russia is larger than France.

    Russia is smaller than France.

    5. Box A is bigger than box B, box C is bigger than box A.

    Box B is the smallest box.

    Box A is the biggest box.

    Box C is the smallest box

    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

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    6. I live 2 km from my mother. My sister lives 1 km from her.

    I live nearer my mother than my sister.

    My sister lives nearer my mother than me.

    My sister lives further from my mother than me.

    7. Jane has 1,633.20, Bill has 1,635.30, John has 1,632.10.

    Bill has the most money.

    Jane has the least money.

    John has the most money.

    8. Carrots are good for you, cakes are bad for you.

    Carrots are worse for you than cakes.

    Cakes are better for you than carrots.

    Carrots are better for you than cakes.

    9. Johnny was bad, Wendy was very bad, Billy was very, very bad.

    Johnny was the worst.

    Wendy was the best.

    Billy was the worst.

    10. I saw two plays, one on Monday 1st April and the other on Tuesday 2nd April. I enjoyed the Monday play, I didn't enjoy the one on Tuesday.

    I enjoyed the second play more than the first play.

    I enjoyed the first play more than the second play.

    I enjoyed the first play less than the second play.

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    positive form comparative form superlative form

    Good

    bad

    Better

    worse

    The best

    The worst

    Old (people) elder the eldest

    Little (amount)

    Little (size)

    Less

    smaller

    The least

    The smallest

    Much/many more The most

    few fewer The fewest

    Far (place + time) further The furthest

    Late (time)

    Late (order)

    Later

    latter

    The latest

    The last

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    Find the opposite adjective

    1. People can be tall or ___________________

    2. A book can be interesting or _____________

    3. A family can be rich or __________________

    4. A bag can be heavy or __________________

    5. Weather can be cool or _________________

    6. Water can be cold or ___________________

    7. A car can be new or ____________________

    8. A teacher can be young or _______________

    Who is the most interesting/boring person you know?

    boring short old light hot poor old warm

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    Find the opposite adjective

    1. News can be good or _________________

    2. A man can be weak or _________________

    3. A man can be clever or ________________

    4. A woman can be beautiful ______________

    5. Roads can be wide or _________________

    6. Night can be dark or __________________

    7. English tests can be easy ______________

    8. A room can be tidy or __________________

    Who is the tidiest person you know?

    difficult ugly narrow messy strong stupid light bad

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    Find the opposite adjective

    1. Problems can be small or _______________

    2. A box can be empty or _________________

    3. Toys can be expensive or _______________

    4. Hair can be dry or _____________________

    5. A building can be high or ________________

    6. A student can be lazy or ________________

    7. We can go up or ______________________

    8. A chair can be soft or __________________

    Are you the most hardworking person in the classroom?

    wet big full hard down cheap low hardworking

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    Module 1.1 Reading Superlatives & Opposites

    Find the opposite adjective.

    1. Shoes can be clean or __________________

    2. A pencil can be short or _________________

    3. A question can be right or ________________

    4. Children can be outside or _______________

    5. A child can be healthy or _________________

    6. An animal can be fast or __________________

    7. A baby can be sad or _____________________

    8. Sport can be dangerous or ________________

    9. A man can be fat or ______________________

    What is the most dangerous sport you know?

    slow happy safe inside dirty sick wrong long thin

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    Module 1.1 Reading Home town

    Look at the following words.

    Art gallery.

    Bar.

    Bus.

    Cinema.

    Crime.

    Flat.

    House.

    Library.

    Metro.

    Nightclub.

    Park.

    Pollution.

    Restaurant.

    Studio.

    Theatre.

    Traffic.

    Tram.

    Put the words into these groups. Can you add more words to these groups? 1. Public transport. 2. Types of accommodation 3. Nightlife, culture. 4. Other.

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    Module 1.1 Reading Home town

    Think about your home town and try to complete the table below.

    Now try to make sentences using there is/there are.

    There are a lot of/much cheap flats.

    There are not many/not much hotels for tourists.

    There are a little/a few big factories.

    There are a lot of/too much English speakers.

    There is not many/not much unemployment.

    There are too many/too much cars.

    There are many/too much things to do for children.

    Write now six sentences about your town. Use a different quantifier in each

    sentence.

    Quantifiers with plural

    countable nouns

    Quantifiers with uncountable

    nouns

    too many tourists.

    A lot of

    ________________________

    Many

    ________________________

    Not many

    ________________________

    A few

    ________________________

    Not enough

    ________________________

    Too much traffic.

    A lot of

    ______________________

    Not much

    ______________________

    A little

    ______________________

    Not enough

    ______________________

    Imagine that you are going to live somewhere new. Which things are most important for you?

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    Match the words with the definitions.

    a) concoction 1. a story people tell about when they behaved badly.

    b) Doll 2. a soft round fruit

    c) Scissors 3. a long thin piece of wood

    d) Plum 4. an instrument for cutting paper, fabric,etc.

    e) Stick 5. punishment for someone who has hurt you

    f) Mess 6. US English for back garden

    g) Revenge 7. a mixture of different ingredients

    h) Rocks 8. a dirty or untidy state

    i) back yard 9. a childrens toy in the shape of a small person

    j) Confession 10. US English for stones

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    Watch all the confessions and match the people with the illustrations.

    Darina, Joanne, Josepeh, Nicola, Matthew

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    Write the names.

    a) Who had a sister?

    b) Who had a fried called David?

    c) Who lived in London?

    d) Whose mother got very angry?

    e) Who never told anyone about what she had done?

    f) Who broke a window?

    Watch the programme again, check your answers to the previous exercise and

    answer these questions.

    a) Where did Darina and her friend pour all her mothers shampoo and nail varnishes?

    1. in the bath.

    2. in the sink.

    3. in a bowl.

    b) How long was Darina kept inside as a punishment?

    1. a day.

    2. a week.

    3. a month.

    c) How long did Joannes sister not speak to her?

    1. days.

    2. weeks.

    3. months.

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    d) What did Joseph and his friends do with the plums?

    1. they threw them.

    2. they collected them.

    3. they ate them.

    e) Who told Joseph off?

    1. his mother

    2. the old man

    3. his father

    f) What did Nicola write on the wall?

    1. her name.

    2. her sisters name

    3. her dolls name

    g) What did Matthew and his friends put in the snowballs?

    1. small stones

    2. sweets

    3. nothing

    h) Where did Matthew and his friends throw the snowballs?

    1. at houses

    2. at cars

    3. at people walking past

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    Work in groups. Discuss the confessions and decide which one you think is the

    most serious.

    Work a partner. Look at the phrases below. Tell a story from your childhood and

    try to use some of these phrases.

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    Module 1.2 Listening Pilots Announcement

    1. The flight number is

    - 8735

    -7853

    -7893

    2. The flight time is

    - 3 hours and 40 minutes

    -2 hours and 14 minutes

    -2 hours and 40 minutes

    3. The local time in Paris is

    -2.45h

    -10.45h

    -12.55h

    4. The weather in Paris is

    -sunny

    -rainy

    -cloudy

    -windy

    5. The temperature is

    -35 degrees

    -25 degrees

    -29 degrees

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    Module 1.2 Listening Pilots Announcement

    Good morning everyone, this is your captain speaking and Id like to welcome you aboard this Plummet Airlines flight 7853 to Paris.

    Our flight time today is 2 hours and 40 minutes, and we will be flying at an average altitude of 25,000 feet.

    The local time in Paris is 10.45 and the weather there is sunny and clear at around 25 degrees.

    Before we land Ill be announcing details of connecting flights for those passengers who are travelling on to other destinations.

    On behalf of Plummet Airlines and the crew, Id like to wish you all a pleasant flight, and thank you for choosing to fly with us.

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    Module 1.2 Listening Flight Announcement

    Listen to the recording and answer the following questions.

    1. Whats the flight number?

    2. Wheres the flight going to?

    3. What boarding gate does the plane

    depart from?

    4. Is the flight delayed?

    Listen again and complete the transcription with the following words

    This is an _____________________ for passengers on Iberia flight IB 7839 to Madrid. This flight is now ___________________ at gate 19. We ______________________ for the _________________________ and we wish

    you a __________________________ flight.

    delay boarding apologise pleasant announcement

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    Module 1.2 Listening Confirming a Flight

    You are going to listen to a telephone conversation about a fligh confirmation. Answer the following questions 1. Wheres the man going? 2. What time does the plane take off? 3. Whats the mans name? 4. Whats the flight number? 5. Is there a delay? 6. What time does the man have to be at the airport?

    Listen again and complete the transcription.

    Hello is that..erm..North East Airlines? Yes sir, can I ______________________ you? Oh erm Im ____________________ to confirm my _________________ to Paris

    this afternoon at 5.30. __________________ ____________________ __________________ your

    name please sir? Yes, its Lopez. L-O-P-E-Z. Carlos Lopez _______________________________ a ____________________________ Mr.

    Lopez. Yes, flight number NE 389 to Paris. Departing at 5.30. Uh-huh..erm..is there a delay? No, the flight is ____________________________ __________________________

    at the moment, but check in time is one hour before take off. Okay, thank you. Youre ________

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    Module 1.2 Reading Planes/requests

    Work in pairs. Think of a long/interesting/boring/frightening journey you have been on.

    Describe your journey.

    Vocabulary: air travel. Find these things in the pictures.

    Boarding card check-in hand luggage

    overhead locker seat belt security guard

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    Put the phrases in the correct order.

    Fasten your seat belt and wait for take-off.

    Book your flight and get your ticket.

    Get on the plane and find your seat.

    Go to the airport terminal.

    Show your ticket and passport at passport control.

    Go to the departure gate and show your boarding card.

    Go to the departure hall and into the duty-free shop.

    Pack your bag(s).

    Put your hand luggage in the overhead locker.

    Go through security.

    Go to the check-in and check in your luggage.

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    Functional language: requests. There are many ways of asking for something and

    asking another person to do something.

    Requests

    (Excuse me,) please.

    Responses

    Id like a glass of water a coffee

    (+ noun)

    Id like to Can I

    Could I

    I wonder if I could

    have a receipt

    see your passport

    (+ infinitive)

    Can you

    Could you

    Stand over there

    (+ infinitive)

    Yes, sure

    Yes, of course

    Certainly

    Im afraid that Im sorry, but

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    Practise now the following dialogue.

    Passenger: Excuse me, Id like a cup of coffee, please.

    Attendant: Sorry, were not serving drinks anymore, sir. The plane is going to land in about twenty minutes.

    Passenger: Oh , please, could I just have a cup of coffee? Please!

    Attendant: Im afraid thats not possible, sir. Could you fasten your seat belt and close the table in front of you, please?

    Passenger: Well, OK. Er, I wonder if I could go to the toilet before we land.

    Attendant: Yes, of course. But can you be quick, please?

    Role-play: Work in pairs, A and B. You are going to do the following role-play.

    Role-play

    A: You are a passenger on a long-distance flight. You want to request some things from the flight attendant.

    Decide what you want to ask for.

    B: You are a flight attendant. Help the passenger.

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    Module 1.2 Grammar Articles

    "A, An, The, Zero article" definite and indefinite articles in English

    A = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with consonants

    Eric has a dog.

    An = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with vowels (a,e,i,o,u) Can I have an apple?

    The = definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener know) The car over there is fast. The teacher is very good, isn't he?

    The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that object use "the". I live in a house. The house is quite old and has two bedrooms.

    DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States". They live in Bristol.

    Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seas I live on a small island in the Baltic Sea.

    DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general and in the plural I like Indian tea.

    Life is hard.

    DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about meals, places, and transport He has breakfast at home, not at work.

    DO NOT use an article with many common expressions

    In/to bed To church At home In/to hospital At/to work At/to university At/to work

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    Module 1.2 Grammar Articles

    Fill the gaps with an article. In some cases, no article is needed.

    I am from ____ Winchester, Hampshire. Winchester is ____ city in

    _____ United Kingdom. I live in_____ town called Taunton which is on

    ____ River Tone. I live in ____ house in ___ quiet street in the

    countryside. ____ street is called "Hudson Street" and ____ house is

    old - more than 100 years old!

    I am ____ English lecturer at ____college near ____centre of ____

    town. I like ____ books, ____ music and taking photographs. I usually

    have ____ lunch at _____ college. I usually go ____ home by _____

    car. We have all kinds of food in England. I like ____ Polish food very

    much. Sometimes, I go to _____Polish restaurant in Bath. _____

    restaurant is called "Magda's". ______ Polish food is delicious.

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    Module 1.2 Grammar Articles

    Now choose the correct answer.

    1. I'm tired. I'm going to ______________. ( the bed / bed )

    2. Blast! I forgot to go to ______________. ( the bank / bank )

    3. I hate going to ______________, don't you? ( the church / church )

    4. I'm nervous because I've got to go to ______________.( the dentist / dentist )

    5. I loved being at ______________. ( the university / university )

    6. We need to be at ______________ in an hour. ( the airport / airport )

    7. I normally watch ______________ after dinner. ( the TV / TV )

    8. I listen to ______________ in the morning. ( the radio / radio )

    9. All politicians should be sent to ______________. ( the prison / prison )

    10. Her husband got home early from ______________. ( the work / work )

    11. I'm having ______________ at Johns tonight. ( the dinner / dinner )

    12. I love ______________. ( the cheese / cheese )

    13. Have you seen ______________ in the new delicatessen? ( the cheese / cheese )

    14. Why didn't someone tell me he was in ______________? ( the hospital / hospital )

    15. He lives somewhere in ______________ Germany. ( the southern / southern )

    16. That pub is somewhere in ______________ of the city. ( the north / north )

    17. Holistic medicine is practised by ______________. ( the Chinese / Chinese )

    18. I love ______________ food. ( the Chinese / Chinese )

    19. We met for drinks in The Lamb and Flag near ______________ Garden. ( the Covent / Covent )

    20. __________________ is a rare quality these days. (the common sense / common sense)

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    Divide the names into male and female. Then look at the names and answer these

    questions.

    a. Which names do you like best?

    b. Which ones dont you like at all?

    Jack Harald Emily James William Harry Joseph

    Sarah Adam Adam

    Rachel Adriana Ryan Madeline Matthew Darina Alice

    Esme Kieran

    Anna Laura Charles David Claudia Katalin Rosemary

    MALE

    FEMALE

    Jack,

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    You are going to watch some people talking about their names. Watch and

    complete the information.

    MATTHEW DAVIDSON

    Matthews last name means ________________of David. His first name is an Old Testament Bible

    name. It means

    ____________________ of God.

    DARINA RICHTER

    Darinas first name comes from Slovakia.

    Her _________________ chose it.

    Her second name is

    _______________and means judge

    CLAUDIA MBA

    Claudias last name is her _______________name and its from ______________. Its got a long meaning, You can say what you like about leopards, but if you are faced

    with one then youll still run away. Claudia is an ancient Roman name.

    Her father chose it because

    he_____________ Latin and Greek.

    HARALD DAHLE

    Haralds names come from ________________.

    His ________________name means

    the man who leads the army and his ________________

    means valley.

    KATALIN SLE

    Katalin is a Hungarian name. her

    second name is from Hungary and

    ______________. Her sister chose

    her first name in a

    ______________and her sister pulled

    out her name!

    JOSEPH WILSON

    Joseph knows the meaning of his

    first name but not in _________________! His last name

    means the __________________of Will. His parents chose his name because they liked it.

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    Watch the programme again and write the names.

    a. _______________________s favourite name for a girl is Esme.

    b. _______________________s favourite name is his wifes name.

    c. _______________________s favourite name is Matthew.

    d. _______________________ wanted a different name when he was younger.

    e. _______________________s favourite girls name is Madeline.

    f. _______________________s favourite name is Anna.

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    Work with partner and talk about the people in the programme. What do you find

    surprising or interesting?

    Work in groups and discuss these questions.

    a. Whats your full name?

    b. Where does your name come from?

    c. Does your first name mean anything?

    d. Does your last name mean anything?

    e. Would you like a different name?

    f. Whats your favourite name?

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