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C1 Topic 12 Free Time & The Summer

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Topic 12 of C1 English Course

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C1 Topic 12 Free Time & The Summer

  1. 1. Free Time & The Summer Nina Dearle By PresenterMedia.com Topic 12
  2. 2. Vocabulary Work Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate) 54 Travel 55 Holidays 59 The press and the media 99 Headline English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) 21 Free time: relaxation and leisure 31 Travel and accommodation 32 Tourism 50 Personal finance: balancing your books 51 Media: print 54 The news: gathering and delivering 100 Newspaper headline language
  3. 3. 1) Do you ever send letters or go to the Post Office? 2) Can you remember the last time you went to the Post Office? What did you do there? 3) What other things can you get done at the Post Office? Complain about that Post office queue Part 1 Part 2 When Dorset postman Clive Peacock is forced into early retirement, the years ahead look bleak. But on his last day in the job, in a moment of unexpected rebellion he makes a decision that will change his life. As he makes his final collection from the postbox in the small seaside town where he lives, he decides to deliver it himself, by hand, no matter the destination. Mounting his trusty bicycle, he sets off on what proves to be an odyssey of self-discovery. Pursued by the police and lionised by the media, Clive becomes both a fugitive and a reluctant hero. The Missing Postman
  4. 4. Look at the list of words below. What possible connection do you think they could have with lost or damaged mobile phones?  a calf  a tree  a toilet  a cruise ship  a beach  a monkey  an oven  a dog Listen to the speaker and see if you were right! Switching off your mobile and setting yourself free
  5. 5. Is credit a problem where you live? Do you think that banks are fair on their customers or do you think they should be more interested in helping people and less interested in making profit? “If we are looking for one single action which will enable the poor to overcome their poverty, I would focus on credit”. Dr Muhammad Yunus Listen to the recording and complete the summary.
  6. 6. Business and finance crossword Another finance crossword Money vocabulary crossword Banking Quiz Money matters: test for advanced level students Complete the sentences
  7. 7. Have you read any good books lately? What were they? What were some of the best books you read last year? What makes a book a bestseller? Fifty Shades of Grey and A Game of Thrones are two best-selling books. But why are they so successful? Listen to a review of each book and see if you were right.
  8. 8. Troublesome Tourism is a major industry in many cities, sometimes to the chagrin of the locals. However, while tourists are usually willing to spend their money to the benefit of the cities they visit, they can often be very annoying. You are going to hear someone talking about the results of a recent survey which cites 14 things that some people do which people find annoying. What do you think those things are? Tourists Now listen and check!
  9. 9. Have you ever had to complain about something? What was it? How did it go? What’s the best way to deal with a complaint? Thank you for not complaining! You are going to hear someone talking about the world’s strangest hotel complaints. Listen and identify the complaints.
  10. 10. How to travel light How to pack a suitcase How to avoid airport queues How to go through airport security smoothly How to prepare yourself for the perfect stress-free vacation
  11. 11. Questions to think about: 1) The development of telecommunications. 2) The role banks play in today’s society. 3) What people read and watch, and why. Grammar to brush up on: 1) More reporting verbs 2) Abstract nouns Language functions to check out: 1) Presenting a monologue 2) Keeping a Conversation Going Films to watch: 1) The Missing Postman 2) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Books to Read: 1) Scoop 2) The Hotel New Hampshire
  12. 12. Have a good holiday!

Topic 12 of C1 English Course

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