Talk a Lot

Spoken English Course Elementary Book 3
Unit 1: Learning English (31 pages)

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Sentence Focus Activities Sentence Blocks + Extensions Sentence Blocks – Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds Connected Sentence Cards Connected Speech Template Word Focus Activities Discussion Words + IPA Version Discussion Words – Visualisations Discussion Words Question Sheet Information Exchange Multi-Purpose Text: • • • • Original Text + Spot the Difference Gap-Fill + Multiple Choice Questions Comprehension Questions + True, False, or Unknown? Glossary of New Words

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Talk a Lot
Learning English
Sentence Blocks

Where here, What

(Present Simple) Ala is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

(Present Continuous) We’re studying past perfect verbs after break.

When
(Past Simple) of revision. Leroy passed his exam last month because he did a lot

Why

(Past Continuous) Kenneth and Maria were writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks.

Who

(Present Perfect) I’ve finished both of my assignments.

How many
(Modal Verbs) Hayley has to do her homework before she goes to work tonight.

What

(Future Forms) Next week we’re going to start Unit Three.

When
(First Conditional) If Ali passes his speaking exam, he will move up to level five.

Which

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Talk a Lot
Learning English
Sentence Blocks
Note: the last two lines of each sentence block will vary. Below there are examples given for each sentence block, but students should think of their own way to get the negative forms in the last line. See the Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook for full instructions (available free from www.englishbanana.com). Answers 1. (Present Simple) Ala is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń. / Where is Ala an English student? / At the smallest language school in Toruń. / Is Ala an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń? / Yes, she is. / Is Ala an English student at the largest language school in Gdańsk? / No, she isn’t. Ala isn’t an English student at the largest language school in Gdańsk. 2. (Present Continuous) We’re studying past perfect verbs after break. / When are we studying past perfect verbs? / After break. / Are we studying past perfect verbs after break? / Yes, we are. / Are we studying past perfect verbs tomorrow morning? / No, we aren’t. We aren’t studying past perfect verbs tomorrow morning. 3. (Past Simple) Leroy passed his exam last month because he did a lot of revision. / Why did Leroy pass his exam last month? / Because he did a lot of revision. / Did Leroy pass his exam last month because he did a lot of revision? / Yes, he did. / Did Leroy pass his exam last month because he was lucky? / No, he didn’t. Leroy didn’t pass his exam last month because he was lucky. 4. (Past Continuous) Kenneth and Maria were writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks. / Who was writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks? / Kenneth and Maria were. / Were Kenneth and Maria writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks? / Yes, they were. / Were Daria and Jacob writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks? / No, they weren’t. Daria and Jacob weren’t writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks. 5. (Present Perfect) I’ve finished both of my assignments. / How many of your assignments have you finished? / Both of them. / Have you finished both of your assignments? / Yes, I have. / Have you finished only one of your assignments? / No, I haven’t. I haven’t finished only one of my assignments. 6. (Modal Verbs) Hayley has to do her homework before she goes to work tonight. / What does Hayley have to do before she goes to work tonight? / Her homework. / Does Hayley have to do her homework before she goes to work tonight? / Yes, she does. / Does Hayley have to make a birthday cake before she goes to work tonight? / No, she doesn’t. Hayley doesn’t have to make a birthday cake before she goes to work tonight. 7. (Future Forms) Next week we’re going to start Unit Three. / When are we going to start Unit Three? / Next week. / Are we going to start Unit Three next week? / Yes, we are. / Are we going to start Unit Three in a fortnight? / No, we aren’t. We aren’t going to start Unit Three in a fortnight. 8. (First Conditional) If Ali passes his speaking exam, he will move up to level five. / Which level will Ali move up to, if he passes his speaking exam? / Level five. / Will Ali move up to level five, if he passes his speaking exam? / Yes, he will. / Will Ali move up to level six, if he passes his speaking exam? / No, he won’t. Ali won’t move up to level six, if he passes his speaking exam. Sentence Block Extensions For all of the sentence block starting sentences there are at least two different wh- question words that can be used to make sentence blocks. In one case up to four different sentence blocks can be made from the same starting sentence when using different wh- question words. There isn’t room here to print in full all of the sentence block extensions from this unit. Hopefully, the answers given above will give you the teacher (or you the student) enough guidance to be able to make the sentence block extensions for this unit with confidence. For example, let’s look at the first starting sentence from this unit: Ala is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń. On the handout the wh- question word that is given is “Where”, but this starting sentence also works equally well with three other wh- question words: “What kind”, “Who”, and “Which”:

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2. You could cut out and give the section below to students: ------------------------------------------------------------Learning English ------------------------------------------------------------ Make new sentence blocks from the starting sentences in this unit using different “wh-” question words: WHAT 1.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. simply by finding the relevant information for the answer in the starting sentence. 7. 3. 5. 4.englishbanana.Talk a Lot Learning English Sentence Blocks What kind of student is Ala at the smallest language school in Toruń? Who is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń? At which language school in Toruń is Ala an English student? The idea is easy. As you can see. games and quizzes log onto www. what kind what (x2) what kind WHERE WHEN WHO who who who WHY WHICH which which HOW what (x2) what (x2) what (x2) what (x2) what (x2) when where when when which who who who which Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 from English Banana.com ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ For more fun worksheets.question word each time and you can make several completely different sentence blocks from the original starting sentence.com . Change the wh.question word can be used more than once to make different sentence blocks. 6. 8. sometimes the same wh.

We’re studying past perfect verbs after break. shown in black. If Ali passes his speaking exam. 3. 8.Talk a Lot Learning English Sentence Blocks -----------------------------------------------------------Sentence Blocks – Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds Task 1: Circle the content words in the following starting sentences. Kenneth and Maria were writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks. (For answer. 6. 7. I’ve finished both of my assignments. 2.) Learning English 1. 5. ------------------------------------------------------------ -----------------------------------------------------------Sentence Blocks – Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds ------------------------------------------------------------ Task 2: Underline the stressed syllable in each content word. Hayley has to do her homework before she goes to work tonight.com . 3. see Task 2 below. 6. he will move up to level five. see Task 3 below. I’ve finished both of my assignments. Ala is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń. We’re studying past perfect verbs after break. ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. (For answer. Kenneth and Maria were writing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet in their notebooks. Ala is an English student at the smallest language school in Toruń. 4. 7. he will move up to level five. 4. Hayley has to do her homework before she goes to work tonight. 8. Leroy passed his exam last month because he did a lot of revision. 2. Leroy passed his exam last month because he did a lot of revision. 5. Next week we’re going to start Unit Three. Next week we’re going to start Unit Three.) Learning English 1. If Ali passes his speaking exam.

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Talk a Lot Learning English Discussion Words word course student grammar partner auxiliary verb consonant qualification class answer letter vowel speaking school lesson question alphabet example vocabulary sentence noun writing teacher homework stress pronunciation verb listening language syllable dictionary reading test exercise examination adjective level break spelling sound For more fun worksheets. games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.com .

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2. 9. 7. 5. c) bird.com . b) words with suffixes. Find all of the people and say what each one does. d) 4 syllables. Put the words and phrases into alphabetical order. e) 5 syllables? 4. Put words and phrases that contain the same sounds into groups. This is something that you can’t do in the classroom. 6. e) better. 7. and give five examples of each. Almost every word in English contains at least one of these. a) Put all of the different skills into a group. 3. games and quizzes log onto www. Find and put into groups… a) compound nouns. Which word or phrase has twenty six letters? 4. How many words and phrases can you remember when they are all turned over? 10. This is something that students and teachers all look forward to from time to time! 10. Lesson Questions 1. Put together words and phrases that have the same number of letters. Take some cards. using the IPA.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.englishbanana. 9. This book contains thousands of words in alphabetical order. How many words and phrases have… a) 1 syllable.Talk a Lot Learning English General Questions 1. Which word sounds like… a) round. b) Put them into order depending on how important they are when you are learning English. Which word or phrase means a verb that has no meaning in a sentence? 3. 8. 8. b) curb. f) fighting? 2. Are there any words or phrases that you don’t know? Find them in a dictionary. 5. then group them by vowel sound. 6. Put together words and phrases that start with the same letter. Put words and phrases with more than one syllable into groups according to where the strong stress falls. Describe the word or phrase on a card without saying it. d) owl. c) 3 syllables. Put all of the words and phrases that begin with a vowel sound into a group. For more fun worksheets. b) 2 syllables. 11. Put all of the different parts of a sentence together into a group.

house. 4. read. level. question. language. a) The following word is a compound noun: homework (home + work). Answers will vary. 7. adjective. vowel. dictionary. a) grammar. 8. pronunciation. grammar. writing. 3 syllables: these words have the strong stress on the first syllable: consonant. alphabet. partner. verb (go. etc. letter. for example. language. qualification. reading. c) word. 4 syllables: this word has the strong stress on the first syllable: dictionary. grammar. partner. example.Talk a Lot Learning English Discussion Words Question Sheet Answers General Questions 1. answer. games and quizzes log onto www. writing. letter. shop). teacher. 7 letters: example. spelling. Adjective. class. sound. Use the phonetic chart on p. vocabulary. vowel. consonant. e) 5 words and phrases have 5 syllables: auxiliary verb. exercise. Answers will vary. break. course. listening. d) 1 word has 4 syllables: dictionary. syllable. 5. have. examination. consonant. Sample answer: auxiliary verb (be. writing. stress. spelling. syllable. b) The following words contain suffixes: speaking. See answer to number 5 above. adjective. “consonant”. listening. 13 letters: auxiliary verb. grammar. vocabulary. must). answer.englishbanana. pronunciation. sound. d) vowel. “letter”. b) verb. level. purple). 3. noun (coat. 6 letters: answer.com) and the phonetic spellings of the vocabulary words on the Discussion Words (with the IPA) handout to help your students put the words into sound groups. example. exercise. Answers will vary. spelling. 11 letters: examination. do. syllable. verb. 10. cold. sentence. examination. sentence. course. 5 letters: break. speaking. school. grammar. vowel. spelling. 2 syllables: all of the words have the strong stress on the first syllable: student. Answers will vary. 9 letters: adjective. teacher. class. partner. partner. b) 16 words have 2 syllables: student. “vowel”. teacher. test.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. listening. question. break. level. language. Note: students may also suggest that other words are technically part of a sentence too. vocabulary. Dictionary. There are many possible answers to this question. 5 syllables: these words and phrases have the strong stress on the second syllable: auxiliary verb. qualification. can. examination. homework. For more fun worksheets. listening. adjective (big. lesson. school. vocabulary. listening. and “adjective” all contain the vowel sound LôL. verb. teacher. course. small. 10 letters: dictionary. word. dog. stress. reading. homework. Auxiliary verb. class. 2. such as “word”. pronunciation. 6. writing. reading.18. 3. spelling. noun. “grammar”. spelling. letter. examination. grammar. lesson. exercise. adjective. reading. sentence. homework. word. auxiliary verb. sentence. vocabulary. “alphabet”. c) 7 words have 3 syllables: consonant. question. Alphabet.com . question. letter.6 of the Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook (available free from www. qualification. a) sound. pronunciation. answer. exercise. dictionary. lesson. f) writing. lesson. be). writing. 8 letters: alphabet. teacher. noun. vocabulary. speaking. sound. hot. eat. example. 2. reading. verb. letter. test. speaking. a) 11 words have 1 syllable: word. b) Answers will vary.englishbanana. language. alphabet. these words have the strong stress on the fourth syllable: qualification. consonant. exercise. listening. alphabet. student. writing. school. 4. 4 letters: noun. 5. pronunciation. test. speaking. qualification. pronunciation. speaking. e) letter. lesson. syllable. syllable. this word has the strong stress on the middle syllable: example. level. reading. pencil. homework. 9. answer. student. partner. stress. question. 6. Lesson Questions 1. have.

L^WL=answer. LÉL example. 9. Teacher – prepares and teaches lessons. For more fun worksheets.Talk a Lot Learning English Discussion Words Question Sheet 7. 10. exercise. (It should be done at home!) 8. adjective. Vowel.englishbanana. 11. student – a person who has lessons in order to learn something. examination. The following words and phrases begin with a vowel sound: LlWL auxiliary verb. games and quizzes log onto www. LôL=alphabet. Break. partner – somebody with whom you can work during a lesson.com . Homework.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.

and find out information about four students at a language school in Bath.85 / 23 07228 6190870 (mobile) 18 Southdown Way none Japan / Japanese 4 6 travel -----------------------------------------------------------. games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.06. Lower Bristol Street 01749 5549871 (home) intermediate 23 15 First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English STUDENT C Gabriela / de Ramon 447 Nailwell Road Chile / Chilean pre-intermediate STUDENT D Haruki / Akiyama 31.91 / 18 elementary university For more fun worksheets.09.-----------------------------------------------------------Student B Ask and answer questions to complete the gaps.com .11.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.64 / 44 STUDENT B First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English 19 Inglesbatch Avenue Mexico / Mexican Belgium / Belgian advanced husband STUDENT C STUDENT D work First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English 06.77 / 31 07864 5492332 (mobile) Flat 2.Talk a Lot Learning English – Who would you sit next to? Student A Ask and answer questions to complete the gaps. Who would you sit next to in an English class? Why? STUDENT A First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English STUDENT B Suzanne / Gillain 13. Who would you sit next to in an English class? Why? STUDENT A Javier / Juárez 22. and find out information about four students at a language school in Bath.01.

For more fun worksheets. He/she is learning English because __________.] Extension: you could try to encourage some comparative/superlative questions too. He/she is __________ years old.com .” etc.91 / 18 18 Southdown Way none Japan / Japanese elementary 4 university First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English First Name / Surname Date of Birth / Age Address Phone Number Country / First Language Level # Years Learning English Reason for Learning English “Who would you sit next to…?” Answers will vary. Lower Bristol Street 01749 5549871 (home) Mexico / Mexican intermediate 23 work STUDENT C [female] Gabriela / de Ramon 06.06.77 / 31 19 Inglesbatch Avenue 07864 5492332 (mobile) Belgium / Belgian advanced 15 husband STUDENT D [male] Haruki / Akiyama 31. Javier has.01. His/her date of birth is __________. Ensure that students produce reasons why they would prefer to sit next to one student rather than another. Because he needs it to get into university.Talk a Lot Learning English Information Exchange Answers Learning English – Who would you sit next to? Task: “Ask and answer questions to complete the gaps. he is. nd His date of birth is 22 November 1964. He/she has been learning English for __________ years. His/her surname is __________..] Yes. For example: Is Haruki younger than Gabriela? Which student has been learning English the longest? [etc. For example: “I would sit next to Haruki.englishbanana.85 / 23 447 Nailwell Road 07228 6190870 (mobile) Chile / Chilean pre-intermediate 6 travel STUDENT B [female] Suzanne / Gillain 13. if you have time. He/she is from __________..11. She has been learning English for six years. Who would you sit next to in an English class? Why?” STUDENT A [male] Javier / Juárez 22. games and quizzes log onto www. His/her phone number is __________. Sample Answers His/her first name is __________.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. He/she is at __________ level. Sample Questions What is Student __________’s first name? What is Student __________’s surname? What is Student __________’s date of birth? How old is Student __________? What is Student __________’s address? What is Student __________’s phone number? Which country is Student __________ from? What is Student __________’s first language? What level is Student __________ at? How many years has Student __________ been learning English? Why is Student __________ learning English? Examples What is Student B’s first name? What is Student A’s date of birth? How many years has Student C been learning English? Why is Student D learning English? [etc.09. Her first name is Suzanne. His/her first language is __________. His/her address is __________. because we’re the same age.64 / 44 Flat 2. and find out information about four students at a language school in Bath.

Rob and 10. around (up and down) the country. She really enjoys her job because she gets to 15.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. and has the opportunity to find out about their lives and cultures. 19. and wood to many different companies. ESOL is short for English for Speakers of Other Languages. Kathleen teaches students from all over the world. stands (is short) for English for Speakers of Other Languages. Rob and Kathleen have two children. and wood to many different companies. Wednesday. Rob is a lorry driver and 8. on Tuesday. Friday (Thursday) mornings. Maggie (Kathleen) has been teaching English for about ten years. Dennis is nineteen and has been working as a trainee mechanic since he left 11. Galveston (Alfreton). Dennis is nineteen and has been working as a trainee mechanic since he left college. Smith (Jones) is a lecturer in ESOL at a 2. bricks. delivering large loads of paper. country (world). school (college). Kathleen works part-time at the college. wives (lives) and cultures. delivering large loads of paper. which she will take next summer. large (small) further education college in Matlock Bath. Rob is a lorry driver and often works away from home. make (take) next summer. Kathleen works 13. and her husband Rob. For more fun worksheets. full-time (part-time) at the college. organised a big family party in their garden. who is 7. the (their) home country. live (make their home) in north Derbyshire. Derbyshire.com . which she will 12. Kathleen was forty earlier this year. He drives up and down the country. sometimes (often) works away from home. She often asks students to 17. who have decided to 5. She really enjoys her job because she gets to meet some really interesting people. on Tuesday. sixty (forty) earlier this year.Talk a Lot Learning English Multi-Purpose Text Introductions (Original Text) Line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Kathleen Jones is a lecturer in ESOL at a small further education college in Matlock Bath. She often asks students to prepare presentations on the subject of their home country. Kathy (Kathleen) have two children. organised a big family party in their garden. a few (two) years older than her. Kathleen was 6. Kathleen teaches students from all over the 4. who have decided to make their home in north Derbyshire. Kathleen has been teaching English for about ten years. ESOL 3.englishbanana. and her husband Rob. bricks. (211 words) ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ Introductions (Text with 20 Differences) Kathleen 1. Before that she worked in a solicitor’s office in 20. write (prepare) presentations on the subject of 18. and Thursday mornings. see (meet) some really interesting people. and has the opportunity to find out about their 16. Wednesday. and 14. games and quizzes log onto www. who is two years older than her. Maggie is still at school and is currently studying hard for her GCSEs. Before that she worked in a solicitor’s office in Alfreton. He drives 9. Derbyshire. Maggie is still at school and is currently studying hard for her GCSEs.

a) be. Derbyshire.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. ________________ their garden. and Thursday mornings. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introductions (Multiple Choice – Use of English) Kathleen Jones is a 1. who have decided to make their home in 4. on Tuesday. Before that she worked in a solicitor’s office in Alfreton. who 6. a) early. Maggie is still at school and is currently studying hard for her GCSEs. b) lecturer. c) have been working as a trainee mechanic since he left college. Wednesday. a) while. She often asks students to prepare presentations on the subject of their home country. Dennis is nineteen and has been working 10. a) learns. ________________ home. and has the opportunity to find out about their lives and cultures. 10. b) minutes. Rob and Kathleen have two children. who is two years older than her. ________________ a trainee mechanic since he left college. which she will take next summer. c) because she gets to meet some really interesting people. Kathleen was forty 5. b) he. a) their. Wednesday. c) years. Kathleen has been teaching English for about ten 15. b) asks. Dennis is nineteen and 12. ESOL is short 2. c) country Derbyshire. c) teaches students from all over the 3.Talk a Lot Learning English Multi-Purpose Text Introductions (Gap-Fill – Prepositions) Kathleen Jones is a lecturer in ESOL 1. a) world. and wood 9. c) makes students to prepare presentations on the subject of their home country. a) has. ________________ many different companies. Before that she worked in a solicitor’s office in Alfreton. ________________ Tuesday. a) informs. which she will take next summer. For more fun worksheets.englishbanana. Kathleen works part-time at the college. She really enjoys her job 13. organised a big family party 6. She often 14. ESOL is short for English for Speakers of Other Languages. c) but wood to many different companies. a) delivers. ________________ school and is currently studying hard 12. He drives up and down the country. ________________north Derbyshire. a) and. a) with. Rob is a lorry driver and often works away 8. ________________ Other Languages. ________________ a small further education college in Matlock Bath. c) from home. ________________ about ten years.com . He drives up and down the country. Kathleen has been teaching English 15. ________________ paper. b) place. Derbyshire. ________________ English for Speakers 3. Kathleen 2. She really enjoys her job because she gets to meet some really interesting people. and her husband Rob. b) his. organised a big family party in 7. and her husband Rob. 9. b) earliest. a) north. delivering large loads 8. c) delivered large loads of paper. b) the. c) has two years older than her. Kathleen teaches students 4. Rob and Kathleen have 11. bricks. b) an. a) children. b) is. c) our garden. bricks. 13. b) delivering. c) earlier this year. ________________ her GCSEs. b) when. Rob is a lorry driver and often works away 7. Kathleen was forty earlier this year. c) two children. Kathleen works part-time at the college. a) days. b) studies. games and quizzes log onto www. ________________ all over the world. c) cleaner in ESOL at a small further education college in Matlock Bath. b) to. a) teaches. and has the opportunity to find out 14. ________________ their lives and cultures. b) a. c) road. and Thursday mornings. Maggie is still 11. who have decided to make their home 5.

Dennis was nineteen in February. 11. ESOL is short for English for Speakers of Other Languages. 24. 25. Kathleen works in Derby. 20. 19. Does Kathleen work on Tuesday afternoons? 13. When will Maggie take her GCSEs? 11. 17. 18. 13. 4. Rob is a bus driver. games and quizzes log onto www.com . Dennis is ninety years old. Kathleen is a cleaner. 26. 18. 29. Dennis left college two years ago. Is Dennis a qualified mechanic? 6. 22. 21. or Unknown?) 1. Why does Kathleen enjoy her job? Who is Dennis? What is Kathleen’s husband called? How old is Rob? What does Rob do for a living? How long has Kathleen been teaching English? How many children have Rob and Kathleen got? Name two towns mentioned in the text. Dennis is a trainee mechanic. Dennis is very busy at work. 21. 3. Rob delivers paper and bricks on Tuesdays. 24.englishbanana. How old is Kathleen? 5. 6. Where does Kathleen teach ESOL? 10. Kathleen used to work in a solicitor’s office as a clerk. bricks. 2. What did Rob organise earlier this year? 15. Kathleen enjoyed her birthday party. Does Kathleen work on Mondays? 16. What does Rob deliver? 9. False. Kathleen teaches students from the UK. 9. 23. and cardboard. Kathleen enjoys her job. 25. 30. Kathleen teaches German.30am.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. Kathleen teaches students from all over the world. 16. Kathleen and Rob haven’t got any children. Where did Kathleen used to work? 14. 26. Kathleen finds her job a bit boring. Rob is two years older than Kathleen. Kathleen has a happy family. Maggie is a trainee mechanic. 27. What is Dennis’s job? 4. 8. 5. 12. Kathleen has been teaching English for two years. Rob delivers paper. 22. Kathleen teaches students from France.Talk a Lot Learning English Multi-Purpose Text Introductions (Comprehension Questions) 1. Kathleen works on Wednesday afternoons. 15. Is Maggie still at school? What kind of college does Kathleen work at? Where is Matlock Bath? What does Kathleen do on Wednesday mornings? What are GCSEs? What does Kathleen often ask students to prepare? ------------------------------------------------------------ Introductions (True. 27. Maggie is still at school. 23. Rob delivers to a few different companies. Rob is forty three years old. 28. Kathleen starts work at 9. What does ESOL mean? 7. For more fun worksheets. Kathleen was forty earlier this year. 28. 19. What subject does Kathleen teach? -----------------------------------------------------------17. How long has Dennis been doing his current job? 12. 30. What is Maggie doing at school? 8. 14. 29. 7. Is Matlock Bath in south Derbyshire? 3. 10. 20. How old is Dennis? 2.

com . wood (noun: material from trees) 8. for 13. b) 15. a) 13. trainee mechanic (noun: person who is learning to be a mechanic) _____________________ (noun: school exams taken by 16 year olds in the UK) ______________ 9. solicitor (noun: lawyer in the UK) 15. a) 8. games and quizzes log onto www. c) 9. Matlock Bath LDãôíKäflâDÄ^WqL= (place: town in Derbyshire. c) 12. for (place: town in Derbyshire. organise (verb: arrange) 5. in 7. c) 6. deliver (verb: take) 6. b) 2. to 10. Stressed syllables are underlined. from 8. Alfreton LDôäKÑê]Kí]åL Answers Introductions (Gap-Fill – Prepositions) 1. decide (verb: make a decision) 4. UK) ______________________ 3. for 3. prepare (verb: plan) 13. c) 14. of 9. 1. presentation (noun: short talk) 14.englishbanana. You could either pre-teach them. as 11. a) 5. of 4. part-time (adverbial: fewer hours than full-time) _____________________________ 10. c) For more fun worksheets. a) 11. b) 10. in 6. culture (noun: customs and traditions) 12. a) 4. at 12. lecturer (noun: teacher for adults) _____________________________ 2. UK) _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ Introductions (Multiple Choice – Use of English) 1. about 15.Talk a Lot Learning English Multi-Purpose Text Glossary of New Words Here are some words and phrases from the text that may be new to students. or encourage your students to find translations in a bi-lingual dictionary and write them in the gaps below. b) 7. at 2. c) 3. on 14. GCSEs LÇwáWKëáWKÉëDáWòL _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ 7. from 5. opportunity (noun: possibility) 11.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.

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Do you think you need to spend time in the UK or an English-speaking country to learn English well? Why? / Why not? 5. a visual learner.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. Why are you learning English? Have you got any qualifications in English? Would you like to achieve a qualification? Which one(s)? Are you self-motivated.com . and learns best by visualising concepts. Skype. Who is your best friend in the class? Describe them. who learns by physically doing something practical. a language-orientated learner. 4. Who is your favourite English teacher. etc.? If not.g. When did you start learning English? Who was your first teacher? What did you do in your first lesson? How did you feel about it? 3. who thinks in words and enjoys reading and listening. d) use the internet in English.Talk a Lot Learning English Discussion Questions 1. What do you think about your level of English? Are you happy with it? What do you need to improve? Why? How will you achieve your goal? For more fun worksheets. c) listen to music with English lyrics. and enjoys puzzles and maths? Do you… a) speak in English with friends and relatives.englishbanana. Have you ever been to the UK? Tell me about it. What kind of learner are you? Are you a kinetic learner. Who don’t you get on with? Why not? 8. or do you have to study English? 2. b) watch English-language TV shows with subtitles. or a logical learner. social-networking sites. Do you use English outside the classroom? 7. why not? 6. e. who thinks in terms of patterns and sequences. Tell me about the other students in your English class. past or present? Why? How have they helped you? Describe a typical lesson. who thinks in pictures. games and quizzes log onto www.

3. 6. Skinner 16. 11. “The roots of education are bitter. I feel confident enough to speak to strangers in English. 9.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. F. “Education is the movement from darkness to light. Find out what your partner thinks. My English is getting better all the time.” – Diogenes 12.” – Aristotle 5.Talk a Lot Learning English Agree or Disagree? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Say why. 7. English grammar just doesn’t make sense! For more fun worksheets. Life would be easier if everybody spoke the same language.com . and mark the boxes with for agree and x for disagree: Me: My Partner: 1. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. 13. 10. It’s easier to learn English than my language. I don’t like my English teacher. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. 4. I prefer group discussion activities to working on my own.” – B.englishbanana. I never forget to do my homework.” – Allan Bloom 8. 2. I’m one of the best students in my class. but the fruit is sweet. Learning English is boring. I will never get beyond this level of English! 15. games and quizzes log onto www. English is the most important language in the world. 14.

the third character could be: a) The teacher during the exam b) The school principal c) One of your parents. and you sleep over at your mate’s house iii) 8am. “Give us a quick look at your exam!” A language school. You realise that you don’t know any of the answers. You try to copy from the student next to you. but find that during the night your mate’s dog/cat/sister/elephant has completely destroyed it…! Place: Time: Characters: Situation: Scenes: If there are three people in the group.55pm You and another student You have to finish a class project by tomorrow morning. When the teacher has to leave the room for a moment you take the opportunity to sneak a look at the answer paper on their desk iii) 4pm. “Oh no! Look what’s happened…!” A fast food restaurant.Talk a Lot Learning English Role Plays 1.! For more fun worksheets.30pm You and another student. you go to your mate’s house to work. just before it closes for the night 10. with your mate. on your own. who is by now almost fast asleep after eating junk food continuously for four hours and doing absolutely no work on the project i) Try to get your mate to help you finish the class project ii) After you are kicked out of the fast food restaurant. You have to talk to the school principal about your behaviour during the exam. You get caught cheating by the teacher a few times ii) Half an hour later: the teacher has had enough and moves you to the front of the class. Time to get going! You go and grab the project. You haven’t done any revision and it’s a sure thing that you will fail. who is called to the school 2.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana. etc.englishbanana. Try to create some original reasons for your misbehaviour Place: Time: Characters: Situation: Scenes: If there are three people in the group. the third character could be: a) The bad-tempered and sleep-deprived manager of the fast food restaurant b) Your mate’s dog/cat/sister/elephant. but there are so many distractions there… Eventually you both finish the project. who isn’t happy about it. games and quizzes log onto www. then the school principal You are in an English language exam. unless you can copy all of the answers from the bright kid sat next to you i) The exam begins. You will have to take the exam again. during an important exam 1.com .

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