1 lifestyle

Vocabulary 1: Lifestyle

1 a Look at the verbs and adjectives that can all be used with the noun lifestyle to form collocations. Collocations are pairs or groups of words that are often used together.

I lead a luxurious Lifestyle 

istead of lead you can also use have/live

instead of lifestyle you can also use life

there are some other adjectives that you can use instead of luxurious.

they are as follow: MEMORIZE THEM

alternative / busy / chaotic / comfortable / exciting / healthy / luxurious / quiet / relaxing / sedentary / simple / stressful

Underline those adjectives which could be used to describe your lifestyle. DO IT

b Work in pairs. Compare your adjectives with your partner, explaining your choices. DO IT


I have quite a healthy lifestyle at the moment. I’m eating sensibly and doing a lot of exercise.


2 Discuss the following questions. As in other parts of this book, common collocations are shown in bold. DO IT

1- Would you like to change your lifestyle ? Why/Why not?

2- Do you lead an active social life ? What kinds of things do you do?

3- What do you think is meant by the American way of life ? How would you describe the way of life in your country to a foreigner?

4- What are some of the positive and negative aspects of our modern way of life ? In what ways, if any, was the traditional way of life in your country better?

5- Why are people so interested in the private lives of celebrities? Do they interest you?

Speaking FCE part 2

Talking about photos

1 Look at the four photographs. They show people who have different lifestyles. Before you do the speaking task, read the information in the boxes below.

Student A Compare photographs 1 and 2 and say what you think the people might find difficult about their lifestyles.

Student B When your partner has finished, say which lifestyle you would prefer to lead.

How to go about it

Student A

In Part 2 of the speaking exam you are not asked to describe the photographs in detail, but to compare them. When doing this, comment on the similarities and differences:

Similarities : Both pictures show …

Differences : In the first picture … whereas in the second one …

When talking about what the people might find difficult about their lifestyles, give reasons for your

opinions. You could comment on some of the following:

1 daily routin 2 working hours 3  leisure time 4  type of home 5  friends 6  eating habits 7  health 8  travel  family 10  life

Student B

In the exam you have time to develop your answer fully and give reasons for your choice.


Useful language (MEMORIZE THEM)

I get the impression it’s a stressful life.

I expect/imagine she has to get up early.

He probably spends a long time away from home.

I doubt that she has much time for a social life.

Perhaps he doesn’t see his family very often.


picture one ( Actor ) and picture two ( potter )



picture three ( farm vet ) and picture four ( fisherman )


Important words of this session: MEMORIZE THEM

1- alternative : /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv $ ɒːlˈtɜːr-, æl-/deliberately different from what is usual, expected, or traditional / sources of alternative energy

2- chaotic : /keɪˈɒtɪk $ -ˈɑːtɪk/a chaotic situation is one in which everything is happening in a confused way /   a chaotic mixture of images

3- sedentary : /ˈsedəntəri $ -teri/formal spending a lot of time sitting down, and not moving or exercising very much / sedentary life/job/lifestyle etc /health problems caused by our sedentary lifestyles

4- sensible : /ˈsensəbəl/reasonable, practical, and showing good judgment /  She seems very sensible .

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.