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Free Time & Easter
Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate)
Vocabulary in Use (Advanced)
30 On the Road
31 Travel and Accommodation
40 Authorities: customs and police
42 Festivals in their cultural context
1. Look at the aspects of travel listed below. What are they like in your
country? How are they different in any other country you have been
a) roads and car drivers
c) train services, taxis, Uber, etc.
d) hitch-hiking possibilities
2. What’s the furthest you have travelled in one 24-hour period?
Describe the journey.
The Heinemann English Wordbuilder (Heinemann)
1. What are the two people talking about on today’s programme?
2. Who have been criticised and why?
3. What is the question for today’s programme?
4. What does the interviewer think the answer is?
5. What problems do they talk about?
6. you ever experienced the situations described?
7. What is the answer to today’s programme’s question?
You are going to hear the introduction to a talk
about travelling on a budget. Before you listen,
think about what advice you would give to people
who have to travel on a limited budget.
1) What is the bumper for?
2) What’s in the bonnet?
3) Have you got a car?
What’s your number plate?
4) What would you put on your rack?
5) What would you put in the boot?
6) What part of your car has given you
problems in the last twelve months?
You may find some of the vocabulary on Worksheet 9.7 useful.
More examples of crazy explanations for accidents.
Mini-tutorial on the use of the subjunctive in English
WARNING: HOLIDAYS CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH
10)The summary should contain the following information
followed by a well-founded personal information:
published by Micropharm Ltd, put together by Mr B.T.
O’Boyle, endorsed by the Health Education Council,
costs 50p, has 23 passport-sized pages, contains
information about dangers that can arise during
holidays (e..g. typhoid, seafood, etc.), and ways of
preventing or treating these dangers (e.g. sterile
wound dressings, times for when to start and stop
A True Ghost Story? I
a) What did Houdini want to send his wife after his death?
b) What would this prove, do you think?
c) How were numbers over ten formed in the Houdinis' code?
d) So what was the code word for "N"?
e) Why do you think Houdini and his wife chose the word believe?
The Life of Harry Houdini
Houdini’s Rope Escape
a) What are the two people's names?
b) What are they talking about?
c) Who has seen the ghost?
e) What was it wearing?
f) What did the ghost say?
g) What did the ghost do when it heard the shout?
h) Where is Catherine going to sleep?
A True Ghost Story? II
You are going to hear a conversation between two people who are
staying in a cottage in the New Forest.
Do ghosts exist?
The case for and against the existence of ghosts.
Questions to think about:
1) Advantages &
disadvantages of travelling
by car, train and plane.
2) Beliefs and superstitions.
3) Religious faith & religious
Grammar to brush up on:
1) The Subjunctive
2) Embedded questions
Language functions to check
2) Drawing conclusions
Films to watch:
1) Pieces of Easter
2) Another Perfect Stranger
Books to Read:
1) Notes from a Small Island
2) As I Walked Out One