Adults|Spoken|Pre-Intermediate|3. Good neighbours
Look at the pictures and complete the table with the names. Then compare the columns and say why you have the same or different people there
Look at the pictures and try to guess some personality traits of the women. Then listen to the audio and check
Your prediction — Was it correct (Yes/No)?
Listen to the audio again and click on the extra words in the lines
Choose the correct phrase/sentence according to the correct group
Order the sentences to find out what Mrs Grant asked Kate to do for her last week. Then choose the correct options
Match the sentences with the pictures
Politely ask your neighbours to stop doing these activities
- Could you do me a favour and … ?
- Could you possibly … ?
- If it isn’t any trouble, could you … ?
- Would you mind … ?
Example: If it isn’t any trouble, could you turn down the music?
Read the emails below and choose the person you would want as your neighbour. Explain your choice
Imagine that you are the owner of the flat you are living in and you also own the flat above you. This means, you can choose who will be your neighbour living above you. Three candidates have already sent you emails. You will need to decide who gets to rent the flat above you.
Listen to the audio and mark the sentences as True or False
Order the sentences to find out who is going to look after Molly
Read the text and mark the sentences as True or False
Are you friends or enemies with your neighbours? A new report says that a quarter of people in Britain have had problems with their neighbours in the past year. The researchers asked 2,062 adults about their relations with neighbours. They found out that 27 per cent had experienced problems.
The biggest complaints about neighbours were loud voices and the sound of arguing. Loud music and televisions were also a problem. Only one-third of people spoke to the neighbour about the problem. However, people said the problem became worse if the neighbour did not apologise or continued with their annoying behaviour.
In fact, people usually don’t know where to go to get advice. Lawyers say people need to keep a diary of bad behaviour and go to the police with it.
Read the task and prepare your 2-minute speech on the topic «Neighbours»
- «Good neighbours are happiness; bad ones are big misfortunes.» Do you agree with this saying?
- How well do you know the people who live next door?
- How often do you see them?
- What kinds of problems do people sometimes have with their neighbours?
- What can people do if they have problems with their neighbours?
- How do you think neighbours can help each other?
Allow your browser access to your microphone, press the button «Record» and record the speech you have prepared
- Judging by appearance
- Do me a favour
- I'm afraid I can't
- Problems with neighbours
- Choose your own neighbour
- Ugly houses are not allowed
- Take care of my pet!
- A survey
- Good neighbours are happy
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- Adults|Spoken|Pre-Intermediate|3. Good neighbours
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- Adults|Spoken|Pre-Intermediate|5. If you ask me for advice
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- Adults|Spoken|Pre-Intermediate|11. It's embarrassing, isn't it?
- Adults|Spoken|Pre-Intermediate|12. Grounds for complaint
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