Our Lives: Study Guide

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n1 Our lives s Do you know which countries these people come from? s What do you know about these countries? s Do you know anything about life there? s Are these countries similar to the UK? Inés Mehmet Leila What you will do This unit is about life in different countries. These are the skills you will practise. Which are the most useful to you? Tick the boxes. Listening and speaking Skill Skill code Lr/E3.1a, 2a, 6b Lr/E3.2d, 2e, 5b Sc/E3.1a, 1b, 4a, 4c, 4f Sc/E3.3b, 3d, 4b, 4c Sd/E3.1c s s s s s Listen for information in a radio programme Listen for information about people’s lives Describe places Talk about events in the past Express feelings, likes and dislikes Reading and writing Skill Skill code Rt/E3.1a,…show more content…
3 Complete these sentences using the words in the box. a I was raining took off was crying waved was praying met .................................... for a safe journey when the plane when I first .................................... .................................... . b It c I .................................... my husband-to-be. .................................... when I .................................... goodbye to my family. Remember q 4 Listen carefully to the past continuous in the sentences above and mark the stress. 5 Practise saying the sentences. We stress the first part of the verb: was raining Was is weak (unstressed) in the past continuous. It is pronounced /wəz/. q Activity B q Using the past continuous Work in pairs. Complete the short life stories that your teacher gives you. Page 8 Unit 1 E3 ESOL Lr/E3.2e; Sc/E3.1a, 4a Moving to a new place Activity A q Planning your writing You are going to write about yourself, or someone you know, moving to a new place. 1 Use the web map below to think about what to include. Reasons for…show more content…
Choose some of the questions that Mehmet asked. Ask your partner about life in his or her country and the UK. When did you come to the UK? What do you like about the UK? 2 Write a paragraph about your interview. Use reported speech. E3 ESOL Unit 1 Page 11 Making longer sentences Activity A q Listening: relative clauses Inés interviewed Mehmet. Listen to some extracts from the interview. Complete these sentences. a The bicycle .................. my brother gave me was fantastic. b The man .................. lived over the road was a bit scary. c The house really old. Remember q .................. we first lived was A relative clause tells us which particular person or thing the speaker means. The bicycle was very old. Which bicycle? The one that my friend gave me. Use who for people, which for things, that for people and things, and where for places. q Activity B q Combining sentences Here are some other things Mehmet said in his interview with Inés. Change them into sentences using relative clauses. a I liked the swimming pool. I learnt to swim there.

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