GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom…
To do what you like is freedom. To like what you do is happiness.
1.1 Do you know the meaning of the words above? What part of speech are they? Do you know that by adding 4 letters to the end of these words you make them into nouns? Do you know which letters you need to add? Write them.
1.1 Think about things that make you happy. What are they? Give your own tips on how to be happy.
1.2 Read the article and say which tips can be useful for you and which of them you can’t use. Why?
10 Tips to Help You To Choose To Be Happy
1. Find the good and positive in every situation.
It is not difficult. In every situation there must be something good, joyful or amusing. Why not focus on it? Change the way you look at things, focusing more on the bright side of life.
2. Focus on solutions.
It is very easy to find problems and difficulties everywhere. Instead of focusing on the problems, focus on solutions.
3. Watch your thoughts.
Whenever you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, change them to pleasant ones.
4. Watch funny movies.
Give preference to watch funny comedies that make you laugh, rather than thrillers and violent movies, especially before bedtime.
Every day, find time to read a few pages from an inspiring book or an article.
6. Look at what you have already accomplished and focus on it.
We often start the day with the intention to complete several goals or tasks, but we are unable to complete them. At the end of the day you might feel frustrated and unhappy, because you haven’t been able to do all of those things. It would be wise to be more reasonable and use common sense, instead of deciding without thinking. When you set more reasonable goals and tasks, you have less chances of being disappointed and unhappy.
7. Every day do something good for yourself.
It may be something small, for example buying a book, baking a cake, going to the theatre, visiting friends, or inviting friends to your house.
8. Seek the company of happy people.
If you are in the company of happy people, there is a great chance that you will be infected by their happiness, provided you don’t focus on unhappiness while in their company.
9. Don’t take anything too personally.
Don’t allow negative remarks or behavior affect your mind and feelings. You might not succeed the first, second or third time, but if you are persistent, you will eventually succeed.
10. Listen to relaxing, uplifting music.
They say that music is the language of the soul. Listen, to relaxing music, or any kind of music that uplifts your spirit.
By Remez Sasson
1.3 Match the tips with their descriptions.
Gerund is a special form of verb + ing. It can be positive going or negative not going.
We use gerund:
- as the subject or object of a sentence
e.g. Walking makes me happy. (subject)
Imagine winning the lottery. It would be great! (object)
- after some verbs, e.g. like, love, hate, enjoy, finish, go on, (don’t) mind, spend time, start, stop, tell.
e.g. You won’t believe! I really love doing housework.
- after prepositions
e.g. She is very good at painting.
- with the verb start we can use a gerund or infinitive, e.g. They started playing. They started to play.
1.1 Choose and mark the right form of the verb.
1.2 Put the correct gerund form to the given verbs.
It is common to use –ing form after such verbs as like, love and hate, especially when you are speaking about general likes and dislikes.
1.3 Choose the correct item.
Vocabulary and Speaking
1.1 Complete the sentences with the words from the box.
1.2 Choose 6 things to talk about. Give as much information as you can.
Something that you…
1. like doing in the house
2. like studying
3. like reading
4. spend too much time doing
5. are good at (doing)
6. are bad at (doing)
7. hate doing
8. dream of doing
9. like doing on Sundays
1.1 Listen to the verbs and write them in the right column.
1.2 Listen and check.
In one syllable words
i + consonant + e = (ai) the exceptions are give, live
ind and igh are usually pronounced like (ai)
i between two consonants is usually pronounced like (i)
In two syllable verbs
i is pronounced as (i) when the first syllable is stressed e.g. practise /ˈpræk.tɪs/
i is pronounced as (ai) when the second syllable is stressed, e.g. beside /bɪˈsaɪd/
1.3 Put the words from the box into the sentence.
1.4 Listen and check yourself. Copy the rhythm.
Listen to the sentences
1.5 Choose the word with a different sound.
Speaking and Listening
1.1 Listen to the dialogue.
John and Rebecca
1.2 Mark which of the statements below are true / false.
1.3 Tell about some good or bad facts about the influence of music that you know.
2.1 Listen to the dialogue and choose the right answers.
John and Rebeca
2.2 Make a story from the pictures.
1.1 Choose and mark the right form of the verb.
1.2 Write the –ing form of the verbs
1.3 Complete the sentences with the -ing form of the verbs from the list.
1.4 Match the halves of the sentences.
- Vocabulary and Speaking
- Speaking and Listening
- 1. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|1. Where are you from?
- 2. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
- 3. GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
- 4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
- 5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
- 6. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
- 7. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
- 8. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
- 9. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
- 10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
- 11. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
- 12. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|12. Good weekend vs bad weekend. At the weekend
- 13. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
- 14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
- 15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
- 16. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
- 17. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
- 18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
- 19. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
- 20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
- 21. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
- 22. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
- 23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
- 24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
- 25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
- 26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- 27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
- 28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13