WRITING

EXERCISE 1 a) Put the words in the correct order. 1.- my / eighteen years / brother / old / is 2.- my / in the mountains / are / friends 3.- am / at home / I 4.- Grandpa / are / and Grandma / train / on the 5.- not / you and mum / on the bus / are 6.- my / in the park / are / brother and sister

b) Look at the chart. Complete Alan’s sentences.

Name Age Favourite food Favourite colour Friends
My name is Alan. I am…

Alan 13 Pizza Yellow Scott and Rob

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 1 a) 1.- My brother is eighteen years old. 2.- My friends are in the mountains. 3.- I am at home. 4.- Grandpa and Grandma are on the train. 5.- You and mum are not on the bus. 6.- My brother and sister are in the park. b) My name is Alan. I am 13 years old. My favourite food is pizza and my favourite colour is yellow. My friends are Scott and Rob.

EXERCISE 2 a) Match each sentence to the correct room.

….a The room has got two windows. ….b A cat is on the bed. ….c A shirt is on the chair. ….d The bed is near the door. ….e The room has got a cupboard. ….f A table is near the bed. ….g A chair is near the desk. ….h Three pens are on the desk. ….i A pizza is on the floor. ….j A dog is under the bed.

b) Draw your bedroom and write five sentences about it. Use the sentences in exercise A to help you.

c) Write these sentences with capital letters and punctuation. 1.- my bedroom is near the bathroom 2.- have you got a big house 3.- sue has got a red chair in her bedroom 4.- my dog isn’t under the table 5.- is your sister in the kitchen 6.- they are good friends

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 2

a) 1 a

2b 1g

2c 1h

1d 2i

1e 1j

2f

c)

1.- My bedroom is near the bathroom. 2.- Have you got a big house? 3.- Sue has got a red chair in her bedroom. 4.- My dog isn’t under the table. 5.- Is your sister in the kitchen? 6.- They are good friends.

EXERCISE 3

a) Write the sentences. Add capital letters and punctuation. 1.- anna has got a music lesson on wednesday 2.- my friend nancy lives in australia 3.- i study japanese on tuesday 4.- they speak portuguese in brazil 5.- my dog’s name is candy

b) Complete the letter with information about you. Dear Humi, My name is (1)……………. . I am (2)…………….. years old. I live in (3) ……………… in (4)………………. Street. I’ve got (5)……………… eyes and (6) ……………… hair. I’ve got (7)………………. people in my family. My favourite food is (8)……………… . My favourite colour is (9)………………. . My friends are (10)………………. and (11)………………. . Please, write and tell me about yourself. Your friend, (12)………………… .

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 3 a) 1.- Anna has got a music lesson on Wednesday. 2.- My friend Nancy lives in Australia. 3.- I study Japanese on Tuesday. 4.- They speak Portuguese in Brazil. 5.- My dog’s name is Candy. b) (1) tienes que escribir tu nombre (2) tienes que escribir tus años (3) tienes que escribir el nombre de tu ciudad (4) tienes que escribir el nombre de tu calle (5) tienes que escribir el color de tus ojos (6) tienes que escribir el color de tu pelo (7) tienes que escribir el número de personas que hay en tu familia (8) tienes que escribir tu comida favorita (9) tienes que escribir tu color favorito (10) tienes que escribir el nombre de un amigo (11) tienes que escribir el nombre de otro amigo (12) tienes que escribir tu nombre

EXERCISE 4

a) Write sentences about what Marta does at the weekend. Use the correct word order, capital letters and punctuation. 1.- at halt past / marta / ten / up / gets 2.- plays / she / at / tennis / twelve o´clock 3.- lunch / she / at half past one / has 4.- studies / from three / english / she / to five o´clock 5.- at half / goes / she / to a film / past eight 6.- to bed / she / past eleven / goes / at quarter

b) Write sentences about what you do at the weekend. Use the sentences in A to help you. Use the correct word order, capital letters and punctuation.

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 4 a) Write sentences about what Marta does at the weekend. Use the correct word order, capital letters and punctuation. 1.- Marta gets up at halt past ten. 2.- She plays tennis at twelve o´clock. 3.- She has lunch at half past one. 4.- She studies English from three to five o´clock. 5.- She goes to a film at half past eight. 6.- She goes to bed at quarter past eleven.

b) Write sentences about what you do at the weekend. Use the sentences in A to help you. Use the correct word order, capital letters and punctuation. Ejemplo: I get up at eleven o´clock. I play basketball at twelve o´clock. I have lunch at quarter past two. I do my homework from four o´clock to half past five. I meet my friends at seven o´clock. I go to bed at twenty past eleven.

EXERCISE 5 a) Combine the sentences using and or but. 1.- A monkey can climb trees. It can jump from tree to tree. 2.- A turtle has got four legs. It has got a small head. 3.- My dad works in a shop. My mum doesn’t work in a shop. 4.- A parrot can talk and sing. It can’t write. 5.- Jill is fourteen years old. She has got fair hair.

b) Complete the sentences with and or but. My name is Anne. I’ve got brown hair ….. I’ve got brown eyes. I’ve got a brother ….. I’ve got a sister. I speak Italian ….. I don’t speak Russian. I like animals. I like cats ….. I like dogs. I like playing tennis ….. I like playing basketball. I like swimming ….. I don’t like dancing.

c) Write about you. Write two sentences with and and two sentences with but. Use the sentences in B to help you.

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 5 a) Combine the sentences using and or but. 1.- A monkey can climb trees and it can jump from tree to tree. 2.- A turtle has got four legs and it has got a small head. 3.- My dad works in a shop but my mum doesn’t work in a shop. 4.- A parrot can talk and sing but it can’t write. 5.- Jill is fourteen years old and she has got fair hair.

b) Complete the sentences with and or but. My name is Anne. I’ve got brown hair and I’ve got brown eyes. I’ve got a brother and I’ve got a sister. I speak Italian but I don’t speak Russian. I like animals. I like cats and I like dogs. I like playing tennis and I like playing basketball. I like swimming but I don’t like dancing.

c) Write two sentences with and and two sentences with but. Use the sentences in B to help you. Ejemplo: My teacher teaches English and he speaks in English. Your friends live in Valencia and they work in Valencia. My uncle likes music but he doesn’t like dancing. John has got a lot of money but he hasn’t got a lot of friends.

EXERCISE 6 PERSONAL DESCRIPTION.

Write a description of Cameron Diaz. Use the information in the notes. NAME NATIONALITY OCCUPATION HEIGHT HAIR EYES INTERESTS BROTHERS/SISTERS Cameron Diaz American Actress and model 1m 75 cm Fair Blue Cats One sister, Chimene

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 6 Possible description: Cameron Diaz is an American actress. She is a model, too. She is tall, about 1 metre and seventy five centimetres and her hair is fair. She is very beautiful and she has got blue eyes. She likes cats and she has got one sister called Chimene.

EXERCISE 7 DESCRIPTION OF A FESTIVAL a) Complete the ideas map. Use your own ideas. Dat e Activities

Name of the celebration Valentine’s Day

Who b) Write a paragraph about one festival.

Personal opinion

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 7 DESCRIPTION OF A FESTIVAL a) Complete the ideas map. Use your own ideas. Date 14th of February Activities Sending cards Personal opinion I like it

Name of the celebration Valentine’s Day

Who People in love

c) Write a paragraph about one festival. Possible paragraph: There is a festival I like a lot. It’s Saint Valentine’s Day. It takes place every year in February, on the 14th. Normally, people who love someone send a card, a beautiful card, expressing his or her love for the other person. It’s a nice tradition and people love receiving cards.

EXERCISE 8 BECAUSE: a) Join the facts and reasons. Use because. Facts: 1.- Peter doesn’t want to go to bed. 2.- Peter wants some money. 3.- Peter’s mum doesn’t like computer games. 4.- The questions are easy.

Reasons: a.- …he’s going to buy a new game. b.- …it’s Saturday tomorrow. c.- …this is level one. d.- …she thinks that they are expensive and violent.

b) Finish these sentences with your own ideas. 1.- I don’t like computer games because… 2.- My brother likes playing basket because… 3.- Mary thinks that reading books is good because… 4.- My teachers give us a lot of homework because… 5.- The cat is looking for a mouse because…

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 8

BECAUSE: a) Join the facts and reasons. Use because. 1.- Peter doesn’t want to go to bed because it’s Saturday tomorrow. 2.- Peter wants some money because he’s going to buy a new game. 3.- Peter’s mum doesn’t like computer games because she thinks that they are expensive and violent. 4.- The questions are easy because this is level one.

b) Finish these sentences with your own ideas. POSSIBLE ANSWERS 1.- I don’t like computer games because…they are boring / they are stupid. 2.- My brother likes playing basket because…he is very tall / he is very good at it. 3.- Mary thinks that reading books is good because…you can learn thing / they are funny. 4.- My teachers give us a lot of homework because…we have an exam next week / we have to study more. 5.- The cat is looking for a mouse because…it is hungry / it is time to lunch.

EXERCISE 9 A BIOGRAPHY a) Put the sentences in order. 1.- When she was young, Christina Aguilera always wanted to be a star. 2.- Christina is now a star. 3.- In 1998, Christina recorded her first CD. 4.- Soon, the CD was a massive hit. 5.- Christina Aguilera was born on December 18th 1980. 6.- At the age of eight, she appeared on a talent show. 5–1–6–3–4–2

b) Write a biography of Chayanne. Personal information: Date of birth: Place of birth: When he was young: In 1987: Concerts: Puerto Rico June 28th 1968 sang on the street international hit all over the world

SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE 9 A BIOGRAPHY a) Put the sentences in order. 5–1–6–3–4–2 b) Write a biography of Chayanne. Chayanne was born in Puerto Rico, on June 28th 1968. When he was young, he usually sang on the streets in his city, but in 1987 he recorded a song and it was an international hit. At present, he is a star and he has concerts all over the world.

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