GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak ‘Love’



1.1 Match the following sentences with the pictures.


1.1 Complete the sentences using will / won’t.

will / won’t (decision, offers, promises)

We use WILL in the following circumstances:

1. For things that we decide to do right now.

This is when you make a decision at the moment, in a spontaneous way.

I’ll call a taxi for us.


– I’ll help you!


– Which one? Um, I will have a cappuccino, please.


2. To make an offer, a promise or a threat.

– You look tired. I’ll finish the dishes for you.

– I will do my best to help you.


– If you say anything I will kill you!


– Don’t worry I won’t tell anyone… and if I do, I’ll tell them not to tell anyone.

3. For a habit that is a predictable behavior

– My daughter will fall asleep as soon as she is put into bed.


You use WON’T when someone refuses to do something.

– I told him to clean his room but he won’t do it.


– She won’t listen to anything I say.


2.1 Make possible answers using the situation in pictures.




Most two-syllable verbs are stressed on the second syllable.

1.1 Look through the list of the verbs below and try to decide which syllable are they stressed on? Separate and write them into the right column.

survive study travel elect neglect embrace complain straighten collect offer
fasten suspend prevent attend explain begin entertain maintain remain

1.2 Listen and check yourself.

Words with the stress on the 1st syllable: fasten, travel, straighten, offer, study.
Words with the stress on the 2nd syllable: embrace, suspend, neglect, attend, collect, elect, prevent, begin, survive, complain, entertain, explain, maintain, remain.

1.3 Match the words with their transcription. Do you know all of these verbs?

Speaking and Listening

1.1 Look at the sentences and guess when people use them. What all of them have in common?


low [ləʊ] – producing only a small amount of sound, heat or light
love [lʌv] – to like something very much

2.1 Look at the title of the newspaper article. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Do you know who is the author of this quote? Now read the article and answer the questions.

Speak low, if you speak love


Gladys and Harold Beebe
Ages 81 and 87
Married 62 years

In 1948, when Gladys was a high school senior, her friend asked her to go to a triple date. Then she showed Gladys the picture of Harold. He was her college fella and so handsome that she agreed! In the evening they all planned to go to the movies, and Gladys was very excited. Harold came to the door to get her. But when he went back to the car, where two other boys and two young ladies were waiting, he sat down and put his arm around another girl! Gladys had to spend the evening with another boy, who was talked back and full of himself.
After that unpleasant date, Harold understood that Gladys was very cute. She talked a lot and got along with everyone. After that evening, he called her back on a date three times, but she kept turning him down. So he finally bluffed her out. He said, “If you don’t say yes, I’m not calling you anymore.”

Adopted from the Real Simple magazine

1. Do you think that Gladys fell in love when she saw a picture of Harold?
2. What had happened in the car?
3. Did Gladys like her new unexpected fellow?
4. What did Harold think about Gladys?
5. How do you think this story will finish?

2.2 Listen to the next article and retell all the story using the pictures.

Gladys: I agreed to go with him on a date, but only because I wanted to punish him for messing up and not choosing me that first night. After a few dates, it grew into true love.
Harold: Two years later, in 1950, when I was 25 and Bee was 20, we went to the local courthouse and got married. But we kept it a secret because Bee’s parents thought that she was too young.
Gladys: I was living at home and going to business school while Harold was studying to become a dentist. I hid the marriage certificate in my bedroom. Two weeks later, my mother found it when she was cleaning my room. After all, my parents liked Harold. He’s a good fella.
Harold: I learned early always to ask Gladys what she would rather do. That’s one secret in our marriage: I don’t pretend to be a know-it-all.
Gladys: Harold and I still enjoy each other’s company more than anyone else’s. We can’t play golf anymore, but we like to watch tournaments together on TV. And we’ve always been big Louisiana State University football fans, so we never miss a game. Oh sure, we still get mad at each other, but we try not to get mad at the same time.


1.1 Look at the sentences and tell the difference between them.

I’m going home.

I am going back home.


Go back – to return to the place where you were before

Come back – to visit the place where you are now one more time

Hurry back – to return quickly

Run back – to return by running

Give back – to return something that you’ve borrowed

Pay back – to return money that you’ve borrowed

Call back or ring back – to call someone who called you before

Write back (email back; message back ) – to respond to a message

1.2 Complete the dialogue with the phrases from the box.

1.3 Listen and check the dialogue. Copy the rhythm.

A: The eggs in the carton you’ve bought are spoiled.
B: What an outrage! I’ll take it back to the shop and take another one. I still have the receipt.

A: Hi, Mike. Are you free?
B: I can’t talk now; I’m having my dinner — I’ll call you back in about half an hour.

A: Could I see Mr. Alan?
B: He’s at the meeting now. Could you come back in 15 minutes?

A: That’s my book you’re using! Give it back!
B: No, it’s mine.

A: Can you lend me some money? I need to buy a car.
B: It depends on you. When will you pay me back?

A: I bought some new things on the internet, but I confused the size.
B: Can’t you send it back?

1.4 Answer the questions. Give as much information as you can.

1. When someone asks you to call back, do you usually call them immediately?
2. Will you send back something that you buy online but it is not what you need now?
3. Will you lend money to your friend if he/she asks?
4. Do you usually feel better when you come back from vacation?
5. Do you usually remember to give back something you’ve borrowed?
6. If you don’t like your new shoes, will you take it back?


pic8_Who am I

1.1 Fill the gaps with the phrases from the box.

1.2 Choose the correct answer.

1.3 Rearrange the words and complete the sentences.


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  • Warm-up
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Homework
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  2. 2. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
  3. 3. GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
  4. 4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
  5. 5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
  6. 6. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
  7. 7. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
  8. 8. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
  9. 9. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
  10. 10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
  11. 11. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
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  13. 13. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
  14. 14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
  15. 15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
  16. 16. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
  17. 17. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
  18. 18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
  19. 19. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
  20. 20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
  21. 21. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
  22. 22. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
  23. 23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
  24. 24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
  25. 25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
  26. 26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
  27. 27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
  28. 28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13