Introducing your friends, Angelina Jolie, things you can find in a kitchen, Central Park in New York, celebrities working for charity, etc.

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Task 1

Section 1 - Conversations in English

Susan, this is Paul” – introducing your friends

Section 1 is based on the Introduction. This section looks at things we often say and do in friendly conversations.

Suggestion: One way to do this section is: 

  • Download the Support Pack and Transcript.
  • Read the Transcript.
  • Look at the Support Pack, where you can read Tom the Teacher's tips and also find some useful words and phrases for this section.
  • Do the exercises below to help you to learn the common phrases.
  • If possible, practise these common phrases with a friend who speaks English or is also learning English.

Practice materials: Exercise 1

Introducing people.

Exercise

Practice materials: Exercise 2

There are more practice materials in the Support Pack.

Task 2

Section 2 - I'd like to meet...

Section 2 is based on someone talking about somebody or something they like. It helps you to practise speaking for a little bit longer – for example, when you're explaining something, or telling people something about yourself.

Suggestion: The best way to practise is with a friend who speaks English or is also learning English. However, if you can't find someone, you can send us a paragraph in English.

You listened to Zara from Bristol talking about why she would like to meet Angelina Jolie.

Is there a famous film actress that you’d like to meet?

If you can think of someone, make some notes to answer the questions that you can find in the Support Pack. Now put your notes together to write a paragraph about that person and add it as a comment below.

 

 

Task 3

Section 3 - Quiz

Section 3 is based on the Quiz. This helps you to learn the meaning of new words and how to remember them.

Suggestion: You can write your answers in our Support Pack.

You might want to use a notebook or part of your folder to make your own word lists and maps.

In the quiz, Daniel and Alice tried to think of things you can find in a kitchen. Playing this game is a good way to revise and learn new vocabulary.

Practice materials: Exercise 1

Drag the words into the right column. Would you find them in a bedroom or in a kitchen?

Exercise

Task 4

Section 4 - Our Person in...

Section 4 is based on 'Our Person in...'. It helps you to listen to other people speaking for a little longer than they speak in a conversation, like a radio or television news report. When people prepare written reports, they are often a little more formal, and use more complex words and structures.

You listened to Mike talking about Central Park in New York.
Think about a place in your city that you want to tell people about. It might be a park or a famous square – somewhere you like or somewhere people go to relax.

Suggestion: Download the Support Pack and read the notes to help you to think of things to say, and the best order to say them. Make your own notes and then join these together to make a paragraph in the comments section below.

 

 

Task 5

Section 5 - Your turn

Section 5 is based on 'Your Turn'. It helps you to listen and understand people giving their opinions.

In Your Turn you heard 5 people answer this question: ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’
What do you think?

Suggestion: Download the Support Pack and look at the phrases that the people use. Sometimes they don't use complete sentences. Write down notes and then say what you think.

Which ones do you agree with? Write down your opinion – Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity? You can send us your text if you want. Do this in the comments section below.

 

 

Task 6

Section 6 - Carolina

Section 6 follows Carolina – a girl who has come to the United Kingdom (UK) to live, study, and to have fun exploring a different country and culture. Listening to this can help you if you find yourself in a similar situation. You will see that there is often more than one way of saying the same thing in English.

Suggestion: listen to Carolina's conversations in the airport and do the first exercise as you listen. Then try the other exercises.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Put the phrases in the correct places in the conversation.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 2

Choose different phrases that you could use in the same situations.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 3

Please download the Support Pack for more practice materials.

Task 7

Section 7 - Joke

Section 7 is a joke. A joke is normally a funny story you hear and tell someone else. But you can also describe funny things that happen to you. The most important thing is to watch your friends to see if they are enjoying the story or not – then you can make it longer or shorter.

Suggestion: We suggest you do this:

  • Listen to the joke.
  • Do Exercise 1, in which you put the lines in the right order.
  • Do Exercise 2, in which you tell the joke.
  • Think of a funny story that you know. Write down the most important words in English (use a dictionary?). Then try telling the joke.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Read sentences and put them in the right order to tell the joke.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 2

Download the Support Pack. Look at the notes and tell the story without looking at the script.

 

Task 8

Section 8 - Tom the Teacher

Section 8 is Tom the Teacher. These are more traditional exercises. They look at being accurate in English, and often use the type of exercises you may find in English tests and exams.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Put the words in sentences in the correct order.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 2

Rewrite sentences using different words.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 3

Choose if you should say ‘Goodnight’ or ‘Good evening’

Exercise

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I'd like to know Frank Miler or Stan Lee to talk with them about my prefered characters, Batman and Magneto, show my drafts and maybe get a job.

good morning everyone.
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hi, i speak english very bad, can you talk and help me?

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hello, good morning
I'm emmanuel my last name iis Quezada
I'm from santo domingo
which famous person die or alive would i like to meet ?

I'd like to meet silvester stallone who is a excellent actor and excellent person i really love his movie rocky balboa it's a excellent movie about Personal growth i think he is a excellent for his humble and honestly

There are none famous person that I would like to meet. For me famous people are like us. I can't identify a good reason to meet anyone! People usually think this kind of people are God, even thought this kind of people doesn't exist. Famous people at least in my opinio are so imperfect and there are the some bad or good behaviors, then I don't mind if you are famous person or not, I just care how human who you are.

Hello, my name is Leonardo, and I am from Brazil.
I found out this website watching a channel how calls: TV Culture.

This is a great website and I am learning a lot of english. Thank you so much for that.
Well, a famous person that I would like to meet is Rogerio Ceni.

Rogerio Ceni was soccer player in Brasil. He played whole live for São Paulo Futebol Clube. He scored about 130 gols in his carreer. That is the incredible number for a goalkeeper.

He won a lot of championships for SPFC and he is the best player in the history of São Paulo Futebol Clube. His nickname is MITO. In 2005, he won the most important championship for SPFC: The FIFA World Championship for clubs.

I remember that day. It's was my birthday, and the best player of that match, was Rogerio Ceni. He made a lot of defenses, incredible defenses that allowed SPFC win against the Liverpool Futebol Clube for one to zero.

Rogerio is an example of player and always worked hard to reach your goals. He is a inteligent person and recently, he was retired. I would like so much to play soccer with him one day. Like the majority brazilians, I love so much soccer and I can't imagine my life without it.

So, that's it. Thank you so much for this website and it's a big pleasure to participate this course.

See you the next.

I would like to meet prophet mohamed (peace be upon him).He is by far the best person to have ever walked on earth.earth . he is the best of character.character . that is why every word he said,or actions he did have been recorded for 14 centuries and currently more than 2 billion people follow him.

Great and useful.

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