GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
1.1 Answer the questions.
1. Do you like playing games?
2. Do you prefer to play computer games or table top games?
3. Tell about your favorite game.
2.1 Memory Game. Find 2 identical cards. Try to translate the word.
1.1 Listen to the introduction to the game show ‘What’s the word?’ What are the rules?
1.2 Now listen to the show. Try to guess five words and write them down.
1.3 Listen and check.
1.1 Look at three sentences from ‘What’s the word?’ Complete them with ‘who’, ‘that’, or ‘where’.
1.2 Read the sentences 1-3 again. When do we use ‘who’, ‘that’, and ‘where’?
Defining relative clauses with who, which, that, where
– A writer is a person who writes stories.
– That’s the girl who has birthday
– I’m looking for jeans, which are less expensive..
– I don’t know which book to choose.
– My house is the place where my parents are always waiting for me.
We use defining relative clauses to explain what a person, thing or place is or does.
We use who for a person, which for a thing and where for a place.
We can use that for both – people and things.
1.3 Complete the sentences with ‘who’, ‘which’, ‘that’, ‘whose’.
1.1 What do you usually do if you’re talking to someone in a foreign language and you don’t know a word that you need?
1. Look up the translation on your phone.
2. Try to remember the word.
3. Try to explain it in other words.
2.1 Complete the useful expressions with these words.
example / kind / something / opposite / somebody / somewhere
2.2 Complete the definition for these words.
WHAT’S THE WORD?
3.1 Look at the five pictures that have different things/people in them. Think for a minute. How can you define them?
1.1 Read the article. How many words appeared in the English language?
New words in the English language
The English language is notoriously fast in adapting to the changing world. Every year around 1000 new words enter English from every area of life where they represent and describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day. These new additions show how much the English language has changed over time. New vocabulary emerged in the 20th century to adapt to technological developments and the changes in society. With the arrival of the Internet and mobile phones other new words appeared.
Here are some words and expressions that have been coined in recent years. Some can be found in official dictionaries; others may never make their way there, but new words will continue to appear as the English language adapts to innovations and trends.
Hater (n): A person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing.
Infomania (n): The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer.
Noob (n): A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.
Whovian (n): A fan of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
Bromance (n): A close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
Chillax (v): Calm down and relax.
1.2 Look at the words in bold in the text. What do you think they mean? Match them to the definitions below.
2.1 Can you explain the meaning of the other words from the text? Then turn the card to see the solution.
1.1 Look at two dictionary extracts. What do the abbreviations mean?
search — v look carefully because you are trying to find smb or sth
busy — adj occupe
Checking pronunciation in a dictionary
This symbol ( ‘ ) shows the stress. The stressed syllable is the one after the symbol.
2.1 Look carefully at the pronunciation of the words below. Practise saying them correctly. Listen and check. Do you know what they mean?
1. Transport |ˈtrænspɔːt |
2. Gallery | ˈɡæl.ər.i |
3. Google | ˈɡuːɡl̩ |
4. Microsoft | ˈmaɪkrəʊsɒft |
5. Device | dɪˈvaɪs |
6. Channel | ˈtʃænl |
1.1 Match the beginnings and the ends of the sentences.
1.2 Complete the sentences with who, which, or where.
1.3 Read the definitions and complete them with these words.
1.4 Read and remember new words.
1.5 Look at the pictures and write the correct words from the previous task.
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- 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