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Development of Unit and key to homework for the course FCE for Teachers organized by Customized Training Services, 2014

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Unit from Ready for FCE

  1. 1. Preparing for the FCE Exam Unit 1
  2. 2. Lifestyle • Vocabulary 1: Clothes • Reading: Handle with Care • Language Focus: Habitual behaviour, Used to and Would • Vocabulary 2: Get
  4. 4. Clothes jumper tracksuit dungarees
  5. 5. Describing clothes Tight-fitting shabby baggy
  6. 6. Verbs • Fit= be of the right shape and size • Suit= Go well with or enhance the features, figure, or character of (someone) • Match = go with= to correspond The jumper doesn´t fit him. He doesn´t look good in it. It doesn´t suit him.
  7. 7. Reading Part 2: Handle with Care (Gapped Text) • Check that the whole sentence fits in with the meaning of the text before and after the gap. • Connections between the language in the text and the missing sentences are in bold. • Connections between pronouns and other words are in italics. • Gap number 1: What pronouns can be used in the missing sentence to refer to “our girls”? • Which sentence (A-H) contains one of these pronouns and mentions “talking” and “getting a job”? • Read the whole paragraph again to check that it fits.
  8. 8. Language focus: habitual behaviours • General tendencies: tend, usually • Frequency adverbs: Meaning and position in the sentence. • Used to and would: past habits • Frequency adverbs • Frequently= often • Seldom= rarely • Usually = normally = generally • Occasionally = sometimes
  9. 9. Frequency Adverbs 100 % always He always gives flowers to Mary. 85% usually I usually take two buses per day. 75% frequently She frequently goes to the park. 60% often We often play together. 50% Sometimes They sometimes play soccer until the night. 40% occasionally I occasionally travel by boat. 30% rarely We rarely eat downtown. 20% seldom He seldom wears suits. 10% hardly ever We hardly ever play videogames. 0% never I never go out without money.
  10. 10. Meanings of GET Get rid of =take action to be free of Get into trouble Get by = manage Get in the car Get on/along with= have a good relationship Get out of the car
  11. 11. Lifestyle • Listening: Multiple matching • Language Focus 2: Be used to, get used to, used to • Speaking • Writing: Informal letters
  12. 12. Listening
  13. 13. Answers • Predictions • A: witness, priest, best man (church, registry office) • B: guest, host (home, disco) • C: candidate, interviewer, panel (office or other place of work) • D: spectator, competitor, star, opponent (stadium, sports centre) • E: star, audience, director, producer (cinema) • F: candidate, invigilator (examination hall • Task: 1A 2F 3D 4C 5B
  14. 14. Speaking
  15. 15. Key to Activities: Language Focus 1 • Section C: Used to and Would, page 5 • Practice: • 1a 2a 3b 4c 5a 6b 7b 8c 9c • Vocabulary GET, page 6 • A: 1C 2D 3A 4A 5B 6B 7A 8C • B: 1c 2e 3f 4d 5b 6a 7h 8g
  16. 16. Key to Activities: Language Focus 2 1. 1a 2b 3a 2. Be used to + ing/ noun in the affirmative describes the state in which one no longer finds situations new or strange . Get used to + ing/noun in the affirmative describes theprocess of reaching normality with a new or strange situation 3. The gerund
  17. 17. Key to Activities: Language Focus 2 • Practice (page 8, section b) • 1. get used to having 2. used to cook 3. is/has got used to eating 4.used to write 5. get used to 6. be/have got used to driving 7. get used to driving
  18. 18. Key to Writing: Informal letters • 2. Purpose of each paragraph • Par2: describe how he spends a typical day • Par 3: give news and invite you to visit • Par 4: finish and ask for a reply • 3. Matching: 1e 2a 3(No)* 4c 5g 6(No)* 7(No)* • 8d 9b 10f * Too formal • 4. 1.while 2.as 3.and/as well 4.but 5.so 6.but /while
  19. 19. Key to informal writing • 5. Reasons for writing • 1. giving news 2. asking for help 3. inviting • 4. refusing an invitation 5.accepting an invitation 6. apologising