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Transcript of Intermediate 1
Where do you live?
Look around the class room. What colors do you see?
Rising and falling
Who do you ask for advice?
Who asks you for advice?
What do you ask for and give advice about?
Do you like giving advice?
Which verbs in the past tense do you know
that are regular? Which are irregular?
Can you name some furniture found in a living room?
Do you like to read in the living room? Are there books and a bookcase?
What colors make a room feel warm and friendly?
What do you know about their private lives?
How do you know this?
Who are your favorite celebrities?
Is it appropriate to ask another student how he or she did on a test?
...where she lives?
...whether she has a boyfriend?
Describe the landscape around your school.
Is there grass? Trees? Sidewalks? Flowers?
How else could the area around the school be made more attractive?
What were you not allowed to do as children? What rules did you have to follow?
What family rules did you have when you were younger?
to give or deny permission
more formal (less used)
= "be expected to"
for a rule you should follow
used for signs
Now imagine your dream classroom. Rewrite the first rules you wrote using different prohibition phrases.
Make a list of five classroom rules using different prohibition phrases.
What do you know about historic or natural preservation?
What historic or natural sites are being preserved in your country?
What historical places have you visited?
What words do you think of?
Which words are for both?
Think about a graduation ceremony you've attended. What happened? What kind of advice was given to the graduates?
Stressed words are said
Does anyone have a driver's license?
How long have you had them?
What did you need to do to get it?
What is tomorrow's date? One month from now?
Six months from now? What do you think you will be doing on those future dates?
What is fortune telling?
What are ways of fortune telling?
Have you ever tried them?
Did the prediction come true?
Do you believe it's just a game?
Why or why not?
What is a
Why are they necessary?
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Major life events
What are the major events in your life?
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Write about events that
happen and ones that
happen. Give details.
Make a future time line of your life. Put at least four events.
What are some synonyms?
What do you do when you need to get answers for questions?
Are you comfortable striking up a conversation with a stranger in your own language?
What topics do you use to begin the conversation?
On the left
On the right
What kind of work experience do you have?
Have you worked for companies or done small jobs?
Have you enjoyed working?
What's in the news?
Who was involved?
How did you learn about the story?
Why was the story newsworthy?
Where can you find them?
Think of a strange news story you have heard.
Have you ever...
A woman in the U.S. went to a drive-through window at a fast food restaurant. When she opened the bag that she though had her hamburger and fries in it, she found $2,000 in cash!
What else do you want to know about this story? Think of questions a reader might have when you write your own news story.
What is a blog?
What do you know about blogs?
Adjectives to describe the quality of an age.
babyish, newborn, infantile
boyish, girlish, childlike, childish
young, youthful, juvenile
elderly, old, senior
2. You can use THE + ADJ to talk about specific groups of people
in society. These expressions are always plural.
The poor are poorer now than before.
The rich are fewer and fewer.
The unemployed have no choices.
The young don’t like having rules.
Major life events:
Who are you most similar to:
Mark Lindsay or their dad?
Beginning or ending of school.
Death os the family member of friend.
Personal illness or injury.
Read quickly to find specific information.
Positive and negative stressors:
Suggestions for coping with stress:
Prepare and practice the role play in which one person asks another for advice on how to cope with a stressful situation.
Remember! You are actors and this is a role play!
Two or more words that are often used together are called a collocation. Collocations help you built vocabulary and make your speech and writing sound more fluent.
have a conversation
have a chat
have a discussion
have an argument
have a talk
get into a conversation
get into a discussion
get into an argument
carry on a conversation
carry on a debate
Some word endings or suffixes can change a word's part of speech.
Common suffixes that change verbs into nouns include: -ment -tion -sion and -ion.
If you're like most people...
It works like this...
With _____'s help of course...
What is the problem with finding informaton on the internet?
How does InstaHelp work?
What are some of the things that InstaHelp can help you find?
A word that looks like a verb, but functions as an adjective,
is a participle
. A participle is a type of verbal, a word that is formed from a verb, but functions as another part of speech.
Common endings for participles are -ing (reading), -ed (returned), -en (broken), -d (said), -t (lent), and -n (woven).
in these sentences is a participle.
answer confused us.
opportunities will not come again soon.
soldier will be honored by the townspeople next weekend.
workers were happy with their salaries.
messages were still stored in his computer.
athlete will push herself to the limit.
A participial phrase consists of
, its modifiers, and other words needed
to complete the idea begun by the participle
This type of phrase generally follows immediately
before the noun
The participial phrase is
in each sentence.
Leaving the press conference
, the politician felt confident about her answers.
sent to all the employees
was well received.
The teacher's best lesson
delivered to his eighth graders
dealt with literary allusions.
My dad's present,
bought by his sisters
, was a gold watch.
Acclaimed by many critics as the year's best movie
, The Sound of Music won many awards.
The Sound of Music,
acclaimed by many critics as the year's best movie
, won many awards.
A participial phrase are short phrases that can be seen at the end or even at the beginning of a sentence. These little phrases are intended to act as adjectives.
Lily Allen's smile.
prepositional phrase song
I broke the window
Making informal suggestions
With base form
Why don't you fix it yourself?
I know what you should do. Call my friend.
With verb+ -ing
Have you thought about fixing it yourself?
Try calling my friend.
Choose a rule in Peru or other places you know about and give your opinion on it.
Does your partner agree?
- airplane/ airport
- bar/ pub
- beach/ sea