STUDY AND WORK IN THE UK
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.