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978-0-521-18054-2 Cambridge English Prepare! Level 3


Joanna Kosta and Melanie Williams Annette Capel
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1 Its a challenge!
The adventure starts here

MErrYDOwN AWARD
Students at this school had a great time
doing the Merrydown award last year.

Why dont YOu do it this year?


Youll have fun, make new friends
and learn new things.
For more information, come to a meeting
with Mr Jackson, 4September, at 2 pm
in room 2.

About you 3 1.02 Read the information about the award.


1 Look at the poster. Thenlisten again. Write one word in each
What are the people in the pictures doing? space.
Which activities would you like to try?
Which wouldnt you like to try? MErrYDOwN AWARD
What do you think students have to do on
The adventure begins here!
the Merrydown Award?
There are (0) four parts to the award:
Public Speaking Choose a subject and talk
LIsTeNING about it for (1) minutes.
Fitness Choose a kind of exercise to get t,
2 1.02 You are going to listen to a teacher, for example (2) or dance.
MrJackson, talking to some students about Skills Get better at something, for example
the Merrydown Award. Which of these words the (3) or piano, or nd out about
do you think you are going to hear? Listen a job youd like to do.
and check. Expedition Go camping and (4)
inthe countryside.
business camp exercise hiking
hobby homework money if you want to do the award, write a
(5) to Mr Jackson. describe
science students subject talk
yourself and say why you want to do it.

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ReAdING ANd VOCABULARY


4 Read the letters two students wrote to Mr Jackson.
1
Im a friendly person and Im popular at school. Im funny I can make people laugh
easily. I usually work hard and Im polite to the teachers. Music is important to me.
I had guitar lessons last year and Im learning to play the keyboard now. I do a lot of
sport. I play hockey twice a week and I go swimming every Tuesday. Im teaching my
dylan little brother to swim at the moment. Hes really enjoying it.
2
I love school. Arts my favourite subject. At the moment Im painting a
picture of the sea. Im really pleased with it. I like to be busy Im not a lazy
person. I also like helping other people. My neighbours quite old and I often
go shopping with her. She always tells me Im very kind. She is going to be 85
soon. My mum and I are planning a party for her. Gabby

5 Find the words in the box in the letters. Then 7 Complete the rules.
use them to complete the sentences.
1 We use the present to
busy friendly funny kind lazy talk about things happening now, at the
pleased polite popular moment.
2 We use the present to
1 My brothers very . He lies in talk about things that are always true or
bed until midday and never does any work. happen regularly.
2 I was really when I got a good
Grammar reference page 147
mark for my maths homework.
3 Sonia is very . She always 8 Choose the correct form of the verb.
thinks of other people and tries to help them. 1 I watch / am watching Spartak Moscow play
4 Everyone likes Toby. Hes the most football every week.
boy in the school. 2 What do you usually eat / are you usually
5 Our teacher is very she eating for dinner?
always makes us laugh. 3 Sorry, I cant talk now, Im busy. Im practising/
6 When I speak to adults I try to be . I practise the piano.
7 Sara is very She smiles a lot 4 We learned about rivers last term and now we
and shes easy to talk to. learn / are learning about forests.
8 Im really at the moment 5 Im quite lazy I dont always do / Im not
Ivegot lots of things to do. always doing my homework.
6 My dad is teaching / teaches me how to play
GRAMMAR present simple and present tennis at the moment.
continuous
6 Complete the table with examples of present Corpus challenge
simple and continuous from the two letters. Can you correct the mistake in this sentence?
It rains a lot at the moment.
Present simple Present continuous
I usually work Im learning to
hard. play the keyboard. wRITING
9 Write a paragraph about yourself. Make notes
first. Think of some:
adjectives to describe yourself
things you like and dont like
sports and hobbies you usually do
things you are learning/planning/doing now.

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Fill in the form with your details

MErrYDOwN AWARD
home News activities Photos Messages Search

Your leader: Mr Jackson


Today you are going to start using the PErsONAL DEtAILs
Merrydown award website. This has all FirST NaMe: Gabby
your details on it and it shows the activities SUrNaMe: hopkins
you are doing. you can also get news and
GeNder: female
messages from Mr Jackson here.
male

What you need to do: aGe: 14

FirST laNGUaGe: english


Fill in the online form with all your details.
Choose your activities. You have to discuss CONtACt DEtAILs
and agree these with Mr Jackson rst.
eMail addreSS: g.hopkins@topnet.com
When you do your activities, take lots of
addreSS: 44 Meadow avenue, london N24 6BG
photos and put them on the website.
hoMe TelePhoNe NUMBer: MoBile NUMBer:
When you nish, you can use the 020 7659 2001 07561 364 883
information to print a book about your time
SUBJeCT For PUBliC SPeaKiNG: not sure yet!
doing the award. This costs about 20.

ReAdING VOCABULARY
1 Read the information from Mr Jackson. Are 3 1.03 Listen to Gabbys contact details.
the sentences right () or wrong ()? Then repeat them.
1 Mr Jackson can put news and messages on 1 g.hopkins@topnet.com
the website. 2 44 Meadow Avenue, London N24 6BG
2 Mr Jackson is going to fill in the students forms. 3 0207 659 2001
3 Students need to talk to Mr Jackson before 4 07561 364 883
they choose their activities.
4 Ask and answer with these contact details.
4 Students can put information about their
Whats your (email address)?
activities on the website.
sam.brown@yahoo.com
5 Every student gets a free book about their
time doing the award.
stuDENt A
2 Read Gabbys details. Match questions 15 to sam.brown@yahoo.com
the words from the form ae.
89 Sandy lane, oxford o22 3PG
1 Whats your family name?
Tel 01865 995478
2 How old are you?
Mob 07968 133 254
3 Are you a girl or a boy?
4 Where do you live?
5 What do you speak at home?
stuDENt B
a Address
jo.marsh@mac.co.uk
b Gender: male / female
72 hale Street, Manchester M4 8QT
c First Language
d Age Mob 07473 964 443
e Surname

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pRONUNCIATION The alphabet speAkING


5 Practise saying the letters of the alphabet. 8 Work in pairs. Ask and answer to fill
Which letters sound similar? Complete the in this form for each other. Spell your
table. surnames.
A B C D E F G H I
FirST NaMe:
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z SUrNaMe:

aGe:

addreSS:
A B F I O Q R
H C U PhoNe NUMBer:

9 Choose three questions to ask your partner.


What are your favourite free time activities?
What are you learning about at school at
1.04 Listen and check. themoment?
Tell me about your family.
LIsTeNING What do you like doing on holiday?
Whats your favourite food?
6 1.05 Listen to Gabby and Dylan talking
Tell me about your home town.
to a new student called Finn. Answer the
questions.
10 Which questions were easy to answer?
1 What is Gabbys idea for the public speaking?
Which ones were difficult? Why?
2 What is Dylans idea?
3 How can Finn help Gabby and Dylan?
7 1.05 Listen again to check your answers
to Exercise 6. Then complete Finns contact
details.
1 Phone number:
2 Email address:

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