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Free Time & The Summer
Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate)
59 The press and the media
99 Headline English
Vocabulary in Use (Advanced)
21 Free time: relaxation and leisure
31 Travel and accommodation
50 Personal finance: balancing your books
51 Media: print
54 The news: gathering and delivering
100 Newspaper headline language
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
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
Look at the list of words below. What possible
connection do you think they could have with
lost or damaged mobile phones?
a cruise ship
Listen to the speaker
and see if you were
Switching off your mobile and setting yourself
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.
Business and finance crossword
Another finance crossword
Money vocabulary crossword
Money matters: test for advanced level
Complete the sentences
Have you read any
good books lately?
What were they?
What were some
of the best books
you read last
What makes a book a
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
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?
Now listen and check!
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.
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
Questions to think about:
1) The development of
2) The role banks play in today’s
3) What people read and watch,
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
Books to Read:
2) The Hotel New