GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13
1.1 Wh-questions. Complete the correct questions. Then answer them.
2.1 Match the values.
1.1 Fill the gaps with the given words.
1.2 Choose and mark the correct verb or phrase.
1.3 Complete the sentences with a preposition.
What is good for the goose must be good for the gander — used to say that one person or situation should be treated the same way that another person or situation is treated.
1.4 Match the sentences.
1.5 Choose and mark the correct verb or phrase.
Pronunciation and Vocabulary
1.1 Choose and mark the word with a different sound.
1.2 Match the opposite verbs.
1.3 Write the opposite verb in each sentence! Be careful – use the correct verb forms.
Listening and Reading
1.1 Write the verbs into the correct column. Listen and check yourself.
1.2 Listen to the dialogues and answer the questions.
1.3 Read the title of the text and think what the author’s opinion can be.
The big question: are books getting longer?
Books are steadily increasing in size, according to a survey that has found the average number of pages has grown by 25% over the last 15 years.
The literary agent Clare Alexander agrees that long books are more portable in electronic formats, but points out that much ebook reading is focused on genres such as romance, crime and erotica. For Alexander, the gradual increase in size is evidence of a cultural shift.
“Despite all the talk of the death of the book because of competition from other media,” she says, “people who love to read appear to prefer a long and immersive narrative, the very opposite of a sound bite or snippets of information that we all spend our lives downloading from Google.
For Finlayson, much of this shift can be explained by the industry’s shift towards digital. “When you pick up a large book in a shop,” he says, “you can sometimes be intimidated, whereas on Amazon the size of a book is just a footnote that you don’t really pay all that much attention to.” The rise of digital reading is also a factor, he adds. “I always hold off buying really big books until I’m going on holiday because I don’t want to lug them around in my bag. But if you have a big book on a Kindle, that’s not a consideration.”
1.4 Read the text again and mark the sentences True/False.
1.5 Answer the questions:
1. Do you like reading?
2. What was the last book that you’ve read?
3. What is your favorite book?
4. Do you prefer to use e-books or printed books?
5. Name 4 good/bad sides of a paper book.
1.1 Make a short story from the pictures 1-8.
1.2 Make the positive predictions to the given phrases.
1. I lost my key yesterday.
2. I’m going to have a baby.
3. I’m doing my English now.
4. I’m going to visit my Granny tomorrow.
5. I have to go to the doctor on Friday.
6. I’m going to leave my hometown.
7. I’ve failed my exam for the third time.
– Don’t worry!
– Good luck! I’m sure …
– Congratulations! I’m sure …
1.1 Write a short story about yourself, use the questions below.
1. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Why do you think so? What do you like in pessimists? What do you like in optimists?
2. Do you believe in real love? Do you know some interesting love-stories which happened with you or with someone you know?
3. Do you see dreams? Are they colorful? Can you tell some of your dreams?
A short story about myself
If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.
- Pronunciation and Vocabulary
- Listening and Reading
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|1. Where are you from?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
- GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|12. Good weekend vs bad weekend. At the weekend
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13