GE|Adults|Intermediate|7. A way to success
1.1 Look at the picture. Try to explain how you understand these words.
1.2 What do you choose?
If you failed to succeed you will…
– give up;
– try again;
– share your problem with the help of somebody;
– find another way and do it again.
1.1 Look at the definition of ‘be able to’. Do you know the translation of this verb? Do you know any other verbs with similar meaning?
to be able to (do something) – to have the ability, opportunity, time to do something.
Will she be able to come to our party next month?
1.2 Do you know when we use ‘can’, ‘could’ or ‘be able to’? Do you know the difference between them?
1.3 Using of can, could, be able to.
1.4 Fill in the gaps with the correct ‘to be able to’ form.
1.5 Fill in the gaps with the correct answer.
1.1 Look at these topics. Choose four of them and think about what you could say for them. Give reasons or explanations for each one.
⦁ Something that you can do, but you’d like to do it better.
⦁ Something you think all old people should be able to do.
⦁ Something that all young people should be able to do before leaving school.
⦁ Something you finally learnt to do after a lot of effort.
⦁ Something that you would like to be able to do.
⦁ Something you are learning to do and that you hope you’ll be able to do well soon.
2.1 Here is a quote. How do you understand it? Do you agree with it? Why/Why not?
«All my successes have been built on my failures.»
~ Benjamin Disraeli
3.1 Watch this video. What feeling does it cause? Does it motivate you? Do you agree that failure motivates best?
1.1 Look at the picture. Fill in the gaps with ‘boring’ or ‘bored’.
-ed and -ing adjectives
Many adjectives for feelings have two possible forms, either ending in -ed or in -ing, e.g. bored and boring.
⦁ We use the adjective ending in -ed for the person who has the feeling (I was very bored with watching that film).
⦁ We use the adjective ending in -ing for a person or situation that produces the feeling (I couldn’t watch that film it’s very boring.
1.2 Read the information box and fill in the gaps with -ed or -ing.
1.3 Answer the questions given in the previous exercise.
Reading and Speaking
1.1 Do you know anybody who is able to speak more than two languages? How did they learn? Which languages do they speak?
1.2 Here are 7 ways to say “Hello” in 7 languages. Can you match the words with their language?
2.1 Listen to the text about studying languages and fill in the gaps. Answer the questions after the text.
⦁ Do you know any other reasons for studying languages?
⦁ Why do you study English?
⦁ Do you study any other languages?
⦁ Is it hard to study English?
⦁ Do you agree that one language is never enough? Enough for what?
2.2 Do you know these words? Try to match them with their definitions.
3.1 Read the information box and fill in the gaps with reflexive pronouns.
Reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves) are used when the object of a verb is the same as the subject, e.g.
⦁ He taught himself German. = He was his own teacher.
We also use reflexive pronouns to emphasize the subject of an action, e.g.
⦁ She did the homework herself!
Listening and Speaking
1.1 You’re going to listen to six advanced students of English giving a tip which has helped them to learn. Listen once and complete their tips.
Tips to learn languages
1.2 Answer these questions.
1. Have you ever used any of these methods?
2. Which do you think is the best tip?
3. Which tip would you like to try?
4. What other things do you do to improve your English outside the class (e.g. visit chat websites, listen to audio books)?
5. Do you think that these tips can really help to improve your English skills?
1.1 Choose and mark the correct answer.
2.1 Rewrite the sentences with the correct form of an adjective. If the sentence is correct, put ‘+’.
2.2 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjectives in brackets.
3.1 Complete the sentences with reflexive pronouns.
- Reading and Speaking
- Listening and Speaking
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- GE|Adults|Intermediate|4. Helping people
- GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
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- GE|Adults|Intermediate|6. Stereotypes
- GE|Adults|Intermediate|7. A way to success
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- GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
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