Speaking & writing!
Hi, Andy here! Now comes the important part: SPEAKING & WRITING!
Writing: CLICK HERE FOR YOUR WRITING ACTIVITY
When you’ve completed it, send it to your teacher so he/she can correct it for you.
In this speaking section, your teacher will ask you questions with the language from this unit. While you’re speaking, your teacher will correct any mistakes, and help you with your pronunciation!
If you don’t have a phone-video class with one of our teachers, answer these questions on your own. Or, record them on your smartphone. Then, send the audio file to us so we can check and correct it. Send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org
To prepare you for your speaking class, read over the questions below and decide how to answer them. Invent any information where necessary – it doesn’t matter what you say but how you say it! Also, respond with full answers (where possible). This will give you extra practice. It will also allow your teacher to check that you’re saying things correctly. Good luck!
Answer the questions. Invent where necessary.
What time were you…
- …walking in the park yesterday?
- …reading in bed yesterday?
- …watching the film yesterday?
- …listening to the music yesterday?
- …playing tennis yesterday?
- …talking to a friend yesterday
Answer the following questions with some invented information. For example:
Teacher: Who was dancing when you got to the party?
Student: Pete was dancing when I got to the party.
- What was Jessica drinking when you got to the party?
- Who was singing when you got to the party?
- Who was Mike talking to when you got to the party?
- Who was wearing fancy-dress costumes at the party?
- Who was cooking when you got to the party?
- What were they cooking when you got to the party?
- Who was playing the piano when you got to the party?
- What song was he/she playing when you got to the party?
- Who was chatting to two boys when you got to the party?
- Who was sitting on his/her own when you got to the party?
- Who was working as a DJ when you got to the party?
- Who was handing out the food when you got to the party?
- Who was serving the drinks when you got to the party?
- Who seemed to be having a lot of fun when you got to the party?
- Who was kissing when you got to the party?
- Who was eating some pizza when you got to the party?
- Who was drinking a cocktail when you got to the party?
- Who was making a phone call when you got to the party?
Tell a story or anecdote about something that happened to you. Invent information as necessary. Use the questions below to help you tell it.
- What were you doing there when it happened?
- Who were you with when it happened?
- Where were you when it happened?
- When did it happen?
- Why did it happen?
- What did you do at first?
- What happened in the end?
- How did you resolve the situation?
- How did you feel about what had happened?
- What were the consequences of what happened?
- What did you learn from the experience?
EXTRA speaking activity: RETELLING INFORMATION
Tell your teacher (or a colleague) what happens in the Reading, Listening and Video activities. Simply read over the text or audio-video script and make notes. Then, give a summary of the information. This is a great way of improving your speaking fluency and remembering new language. Using as much of the new language as possible, tell your teacher…
- …all about the Reading text.
- …what happens in the Listening.
- …what they say on the Video.
Very good! Now try the end-of-lesson quiz. Good luck!