Speaking

part 3

Collaborative task

Imagine that a wealthy donor wants to give away large sums of money to different institutions and other places in your community. Below are some of the possible recipients of the donations.

Talk to each other about how these different recipients could spend their donations.

How could these diffrent recipients spend their donations?

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A school

the local history museum 

A sports centre 

A nature reserve  

A residence for elderly people

2 Now decide which two donations would benefit the community most.

Useful language

task 1

A Spending the donations

Complete each gap with a word from the box.

for        in         on        on       out

Question No. /

1 They could spend it (computers).

2 One idea would be to invest (new equipment).

3 They could use the money to pay (advertising).

4 A sensible thing to do would be to (take more staff).

5 Another possible way to use the money would be to (carry repairs).

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B Question tags

Complete each gap with an appropriate question tag.

Question No. /

1 That's not a bad idea, ?

2 That would be useful, ?

3 Schools here never have enough computers, ?

4 We've said all we can about that one, ?

5 Let's talk about this one now, ?

Task2

Referring back to the discussion in task 1

As I said before, (schools never have enough computers).

You made a good point earlier about (the health benefits of sport).

We both agreed on the importance of (preserving our past).

We should take into account what you said about (the environment).

Comparing the different options

(A museum) wouldn't need financial help as much as (a school).

The more help we give to (elderly people), the better for the community.

The community would benefit far more from a donation to (the nature reserve).

The one most in need of a donation would be (the sports centre).

Now do the Speaking Part 4 task on page 204.

Language focus 3: Contrast linkers

1 Use the words in the box to complete the gaps in these extracts from the reading on page 119. More than one answer may be possible.

although               but             despite            however           in spite            while

Question No. /

1 They claimed they had discovered the identity of the sculptor, kept it quiet. (A)

2 a strong suggestion in one of the notes that the donor was a woman, a local newspaper said they believed it to be a man. (A)

3 most local people reacted positively to the decorations, some residents expressed concern that the scarves might harm the trees ... (B)

4 the scarf wrapping continued and spread to traffic signs and fence posts. by mid-March it was all over. (B)

5 Some of the beneficiaries would have loved to meet the donor. , the local newspaper believed in respecting the donor's desire for anonymity. (C)

6 The donor's identity remains unknown, of the efforts of one national daily. (D)

2 Check your answers in the relevant story of the reading on page 119.

Read more about contrast linkers on page 217 of the Grammar reference.

Writing

part 2

Review

1 Read the following Writing Part 2 instructions. What item would you choose to review?

You have seen this notice in your school's English-language magazine.

REVIEWS WANTED

We would like you to write a review of something you have bought recently. It could be a computer game, a book, a magazine, a smartphone ... anything you like!

Describe the good and bad points of your purchase and say who you would recommend it to. The most interesting reviews will appear in next month's edition.

2 Read this review of a music download. The title of the album and the name of the band that recorded it have been covered with ink stains. Can you name either?

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This classic album, named after the band's london recording studio, has been in our family for over forty years. it's my dad's vinyl version, and it's been played so often that it's too scratched to listen to now. so last week i bought the download. 

Despite its age, it still sounds as fresh as when it was first released in 1969. most of the tracks, of course, were composed by Lennon and Mccartney, always a guarantee of quality music. However, my favourites are the two written by George Harrison- gentle songs of love and hope. 

The liverpool band's use of vocal harmony on the album is outstanding, and there's a good mix of fast and slow tracks, with one or two humorous ones as well. Ringo's contribution about the octopus is the weakest, but he was always a better drummer than a singer, wasn't he?

The album has songs to suit every generation, from children to grandparents, so I'd recommend it to everyone.

unfortunately, of course, the artwork of the 'Fab Four' on the zebra crossing is tiny on my smartphone, but we still have the cover from the vinyl version!

3 Read the review in exercise 2 again and answer the following questions about it.

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Give examples from the review to support your opinions.

a Has the writer described both good and bad points and said who they would recommend it to?

b Is the review organized into suitable paragraphs?

c Are ideas connected with appropriate linking words? d Is there a good range of vocabulary and structures?

e Is the style of the review formal, informal or neutral? Is the style appropriate?

4  Use questions a-e in exercise 3 to help you plan and write your own answer to the question in exercise 1. To add an element of mystery, do not mention the name or title of the item you are reviewing.

Work in pairs.

a Read your partner's review and try to guess the name or title of the item he or she has written about.

b Read the review again and give your partner feedback on it, using questions a-e in exercise 3. Give examples from the review to support your opinions.

c If necessary, rewrite your own review, incorporating the points your partner has mentioned.

نظرات کاربران

ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.