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Course material and printouts for the Let's Speak Course
In this review of the present simple and present continuous tenses.
Getting to know someone
Listening: A dialogues between speakers asking about each other’s background, work, hobbies, travel experience, etc.
Speaking: Getting to know one another using the language from the lesson. revision of terms for describing people you know, e.g. an acquaintance, a mutual friend, a flatmate, a colleague, etc
Speaking: Review on how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet, how to ask about the meaning and spelling of unfamiliar words.
Grammar: Describing different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns, adverbs).
Describing character and behaviour
How to describe a person’s character.
Speaking: Describing other people’s physical appearance
Grammar: Adjectives. Describing what someone looks like as well as questions for asking about another person’s looks.
Reading: An article about `nomophobia' (the fear of losing one's mobile device).
Grammar: Exercise on prepositional phrases.
Mobile phones - Cell phones
Useful words and phrases for talking about mobile devices.
Speaking: Talking about Facebook photos.
Grammar: The past continuous tense.
Reading: An article about a new "Gangnam style" tourist police force in South Korea.
Grammar: Exercise on defining relative clauses.
In the family
Speaking: Describing family members and relationships
What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...
In the future
Reading & Speaking: Text about future predictions that science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made in 1964 about the world of 2014.
Grammar: The structure 'will + infinitive' for making predictions is studied and practised.
Writing: How to write informal emails.
Typical words and expressions used when greeting someone in an email, writing pleasantries, attaching files, etc.
Shops and shopping
Speaking: Useful words and phrases for talking about shops/stores and shopping.
Speaking: Useful words and structures for describing and buying clothes.
Listening: Exercise and a role play activity at the end.
Speaking: Describing the different stages of a person's life from childhood to old age.
Speaking: Talking about the internet. Words and expressions for describing features of websites and actions that people perform on the web.