a tale about country vs. city way of life;
an article about a traditional English village
conversations, a TV programme
asking and giving directions
a factfile about your city
articles about animal invaders and whale hunting
a telephone conversation
a role-play: choosing photos for a website
project work: endangered animals
a brochure about London;
a famous painter’s biography;
an article about a famous recluse
a tour guide
a dialogue: finding information about museums;
project work: Power Point presentation about person of art
The Age of Technology
opinions about the role of computers;
an article about computers for the disabled;
a factfile about the Internet
a letter of complaint
Around the World
extracts from a travel book;
an interview with a famous explorer
a conversation about ‘ethical travel’
sharing your traveling experience;
a game: travel around the world;
booking a holiday
a formal letter: a letter to a holiday company;
booking a room
an article about Microsoft;
an article about globalization
a talk about globalistion process
group discussion: expressing opinion
a for and against essay
a magazine article about keeping fit;
encyclopaedia extracts about kinds of sport;
an article about female football fans
presentations by the Olympic Committee
group discussion: expressing opinion
a biography of a famous sports person
Languages and Communication
an article about dying languages;
an article about texting
a radio interview
a dialogue about the Russian language
an informal letter
Customs and Traditions
an article about festivals in Scotland;
celebration of Christmas in different countries
festival committee meeting; April Fool’s Day celebration
making suggestions about what to do at a festival; giving advice
writing theses for an oral presentation
a Look at the photos and choose the names of the cities from the box (There are some extra names).
Istanbul Venice Moscow Paris Krakow Sydney London New York San Paulo Tokyo Singapore
1b Match the adjectives 1-10 with their opposites (a-j), choose two or three words to describe each city in the photos. e.g. : London/Paris is …
2 old, ancient
1c What do you know about San Paulo? Guess if the statements are true or false.
1 San Paulo is huge and noisy.
2 The public transport is expensive.
3 It’s situated in Argentina.
4 It’s famous for soap operas.
5 It’s on the coast.
6 The summers there are wet.
Look through “Ten Facts about San Paulo” and check if you were right.
Ten Facts about San Paulo
· It’s in the south of Brazil.
· It’s a big city.
· It isn’t a capital of Brazil. (Brasilia is the capital.)
· It’s 75 kilometres from the sea.
· In summer, the weather is hot and wet.
· It’s famous for coffee!
· The restaurants are good.
· It isn’t a quiet city.
· San Paulo and Corinthians are football clubs in the city. They’re famous in South America.
· In fact, it’s very noisy. The buses aren’t expensive.
2a Listen to two conversations and answer the questions. Track 01.
1 Are the conversations between:
a) two students?
b) two teachers?
c) a teacher and a student?
2 The situation is:
a) on the phone.
b) in a class.
c) in a café.
2b Listen again and fill in the gaps with the missing words and phrases.
A: Good morning. Come in. What’s your name?B: Pavel.A: OK, Pavel.1)_______ . Where are you from?B: From Krakow, in Poland.A: Oh, OK. Tell me something about Krakow.
B: Well, it’s a beautiful city. It’s in the south of Poland. 2) ________ – that’s Warsaw.A: Is it a big city?B: No, it isn’t. 3) ________ .A: Anything else?B: It’s cold in winter. er … for you, 4) ________ !A: OK, good, Pavel. We’re on … …
A: Hello! Come in. Are you Ayla?B: 5) ________ .A: OK. Where are you from, Ayla?B: Istanbul, in Turkey.A: 6) ________ ?B: Sorry?A: Tell me something about Istanbul.
B: Oh, OK. It’s a big city, very beautiful, but very noisy! The mosques are very famous.A: I see. 7) ________ ?B: It’s hot in the summer and it’s wet in winter, 8) ________ .A: Are the restaurants good?B: Yes, they are, very good!
2c Practise the conversations in Ex. 2.a/b and make similar conversations with your partner.
2d Listen to a TV programme I love my city and match the people with the cities. Track 02.
a) Cape Town
2e Listen again and decide if the information below is true (T), false (F) or not mentioned (NM).