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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet

Module 3 Education Reading


Before You Read Words

A What do the words in bold mean? Circle the correct answers.
1. Karen is a good teacher because she is passionate about education.
a. feels strongly b. has no feelings
2. Some teachers ban cellphone use in the classroom and punish any student who is caught
talking on their cellphone during a lesson.
a. allow b. dont allow
3. Students protested about the conditions in their school by writing to the local newspaper.
a. showed they agreed with b. showed they disagreed with
4. Lizs parents discouraged her from finishing school and said she should get married instead.
a. agreed with her b. were against her
5. We overcame the problem of crowded classrooms by building more schools in our area.
a. solved the problem b. didnt succeed in solving the problem
6. Maria is unhappy because the girls in her class dont treat her well.
a. are very nice to her b. are unkind to her
7. The parents wanted to raise money to build a new computer room at the school,
so they asked for help from local business owners.
a. get money b. give away money
8. The girls decided to speak out about getting an education.
a. give their opinion b. not say what they thought
9. People from different societies and cultures often have different values.
a. conditions and situations b. beliefs about what is important

B Match the words in bold to their meanings.

1. Because of poverty in some families, children a. being male or female
have to start working at an early age. b. not allowed
2. Our community is building a center where c. leave before finishing
adults can attend classes in different subjects.
d. a great effort
3. The students discussed gender issues how
e. having the same opportunities as others
men and women are similar and different.
f. group of people living in one area, usually
4. In some countries, fewer girls get an education
with similar interests or way of life
than boys, so the girls are fighting for equality.
g. having very little money
5. Smoking is forbidden in public places.
h. because of
6. I am not very good at chemistry, so it is a
struggle for me to pass tests in that subject.
As a result of the flu I caught, I couldnt work
for a few days.
8. Some people drop out of school because they
have to work.

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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet
Module 3 Education Reading

While You Read

You are going to read an article which makes us ask questions about girls who want to learn and arent allowed
to. Choose the answer (A, B, C, D) which you think fits best according to the text.

Learning for All?

In 2014, at the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai became me to marry so that my husbands family would be
the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. 40 responsible for me. Now, instead of attending school,
Two years earlier, this Pakistani teenager had been Ariana performs household tasks such as cleaning,
shot in the head by a Taliban gunman simply because washing and cooking in addition to taking care of
5 she was passionate about her education. When girls her children.
in Taliban-controlled parts of Pakistan were forbidden Ariana isnt alone. Millions of girls around the world
from attending school, Malala protested by writing a 45 are faced with challenges when trying to get an
blog for the BBC in which she described her feelings. education. Samira*, a 14-year-old girl from Niger,
I am sad I felt hurt on opening my wardrobe and Africa, has to compete with boys for a seat in the
10 seeing my uniform, school bag and geometry box, classroom because there arent enough schools in her
she wrote on February 8, 2012. Boys schools are area. Ive made up my mind that Im going to finish
opening tomorrow. But the Taliban have banned girls 50 secondary school, says Samira, but the classroom is
education. As a result of the public attention Malalas very crowded, there are no female teachers, and girls
blog received, extremists in her country tried to kill arent treated very well. To make matters worse, there
15 her. Not only did Malala survive the attack, but it didnt are no separate bathrooms for girls. Conditions like
stop her from speaking out about girls right to an these discourage many teenage girls from continuing
education. 55 school.

Malala is one of the people who has made a difference Organizations like UNICEF have been working hard
in the struggle for gender equality in education the to overcome gender inequality in education, and they
20 need to provide girls and boys with equal access to will continue to do so in the future. But there is so
an education. In most Western countries this is often much to do. They have to raise money to build more
taken for granted, but in certain countries in Africa, 60 schools and develop good education programs. They
Asia and the Middle East, girls do not have the same also need to persuade governments to make laws
educational opportunities as boys. Statistics show that encourage girls to complete their education. In
25 that fewer girls attend elementary school than boys,
South Africa and Zimbabwe, for example, a reentry
and even fewer girls continue their education beyond policy allows girls to return to school after giving birth,
elementary school. What are the reasons for this? 65 so now young mothers can finish high school.

The answer isnt simple. Unfortunately, some societies Above all, we will achieve gender equality in education
believe its unnecessary to educate girls, or that its only when social attitudes and values change when
30 preferable to educate boys. Girls in these societies people realize that educating women breaks the cycle
are expected to marry very young and raise a family, of poverty and helps the economy. This isnt going to
and one third of them are married by the age of 18. 70 happen overnight. Slowly but surely, through projects
Poverty also prevents girls from getting an education. that educate whole communities, progress is being
Ariana* is an Albanian girl who was forced to drop out made. In Southern Asia, for example, the number of girls
35 of school when she was 14. I wanted to continue my
attending school has risen over the last decade. Can we
studies, but my parents didnt make enough money dare to hope that in another 10 years, girls all over the
for school fees or books, Ariana explains. And there 75 world will be receiving the same education as boys?
wasnt enough space in their tiny home. They told
*not her real name

GLOSSARY public attention being known and noticed by the public slowly but surely slowly, but moving ahead all the time
reentry policy plan allowing people to go back to school after quitting

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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet
Module 3 Education Reading

STRATEGY To identify the main ideas:

 Read the first sentence of each paragraph.
If the main idea of a paragraph isnt found there, look for it in one of the
other sentences.
1. From paragraph 1, we understand that Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize because
A. she wasnt afraid to tell the world that girls should be allowed to learn.
B. she fought bravely when she was attacked by a Taliban gunman.
C. she was the first Pakistani girl to write a blog about education. TIP Some questions,
D. she had made remarkable achievements in school. such as 2 and 5, ask about
the main ideas. Sometimes
2. What is true about education in some countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East?
the answer is not found
A. Both boys and girls receive a high school education. directly in the text and
B. Boys and girls do not receive a high school education. you have to infer it, as in
C. Both boys and girls take their education for granted. questions 1, 3, 6 and 8.
D. Boys and girls do not have equal access to learning.
3. The writer mentions Ariana to
A. show that some girls are too poor to finish school.
B. explain why its unnecessary to educate girls in Albania.
C. prove that raising a family is more important than education.
D. describe how most young girls feel about their parents.
4. What is meant by the phrase performs household tasks in line 41? Question 4 The example after
A. dances and sings while working in the home such as will help you.
B. earns money by cleaning other peoples houses
C. does the things needed to run a home
D. works as a professional cook
5. In paragraph 4, the writer wants to show
A. why boys and girls are discouraged from going to school.
B. how schools in Niger are dealing with education problems.
C. that many girls in the world are uneducated.
D. why its difficult for many girls to complete their education.
6. What do you understand about UNICEFs work in education?
A. It has not been successful.
B. They still have a long way to go.
C. They have succeeded in achieving their goals.
D. Its an impossible task.
7. What does the word This in line 69 refer to?
A. changing peoples opinions about educating women
B. dealing with poverty in the world
C. helping women achieve their goals
D. educating whole communities
8. The title of the article is worded as a question. How would the writer Question 8 This question asks
answer it in one sentence? about the writers attitude to
A. No, there isnt, but work is being done to change this. the topic presented in the text.
B. Yes, there is, but some things still need to change.
C. No, there isnt and nothing is being done about this.
D. Yes, there is and things are fine as they are.
Think About It
Was the issue of gender inequality in education new to you? If so, what did you learn?
If not, what would you add to what the writer says in the article?

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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet
Module 3 Education Reading

After You Read Words

A There are different ways to say the same thing. Which pairs of sentences
have similar meanings? Which have different meanings? Similar Different
1. When my car broke down, I was forced to walk to the nearest bus stop.
After my car broke down, I had to walk to the nearest bus stop.

2. The number of girls who complete their education has risen.

Nowadays, fewer girls are getting an education than before.

3. Adriana has given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

Adriana is pregnant with a baby girl.

4. Kate bought the bag simply because it was on sale.

The only reason Kate bought the bag was because of the reasonable price.

5. These statistics show that more women are attending college than men.
According to these figures, more men are attending college than women.

6. After the childrens mother died, their father raised the family on his own.
The father was responsible for taking care of the family.

B Circle the correct answers.

1. After her leg was injured in a car accident, Jackie had to force / face the challenge of learning
to walk again.
2. My sister would never dare / expect to try bungee jumping. She would be petrified.
3. Many people find living in a small community preferable / educational to living in a big city.
4. In the U.S., economy / equality in pay has improved since 1979 when women earned only about
62% as much as men.
5. Many Americans think people shouldnt be allowed to buy guns, whereas others believe it is
their right / struggle.

Word Expansion

A WORD BUILDING Complete the chart using words from Learning for All?

Verb Noun Adjective

passion 1

equal / unequal

prefer preference 3

expectation expected

encouragement encouraging / discouraging

economic / economical

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Module 3 Education Reading

B Complete the sentences with words from Exercise A.

1. David is successful today because of the his parents gave him.
2. Tips for shopping: make a shopping list and compare prices!
3. He plays the piano with so much you can tell that he feels the music.
4. Which dessert would you chocolate cake or apple pie?
5. Men and women dont always have job opportunities.
6. She has very high for her son. I hope she wont be disappointed.
7. We didnt the guests to arrive so early we were still busy with last-minute
8. If you want your students to improve their grades, you should them as much
as possible.

EXPRESSIONS WITH MAKE Look at how expressions with make are used.

The word make can be used in different ways to form expressions. Notice how make is used
in Learning for All?
Malala is one of the people who has made a difference in the struggle for gender equality in education.
(improved the situation)
To make matters worse, there are no separate bathrooms for girls. (to make things more difficult)


make a choice: pick or decide between two or more options
make a difference: improve a situation a lot
make a living: earn money to support yourself and/or your family
make an attempt: try to do something, especially something difficult
make an exception: not behave or treat someone or something according to the usual rules
make matters worse: make a situation more difficult or unpleasant
make progress: improve or do better
make sense: have a reason or meaning that you can understand

 Complete the sentences using the expressions above. Make any necessary changes.
1. The two courses sound interesting, but I cant take both. I have to !
2. I woke up late and didnt have time to eat breakfast. Then, to , I missed
the bus.
3. I never leave work early, but today I felt tired and .
4. Carlos couldnt speak English when he came to the U.S. He started taking language classes and now
he is .
5. I know I left my keys on the table, and now theyre gone. This just doesnt ,
because nobody else was in the house!
6. Even though he knew it would be hard to beat the champion, Tom to win
the chess competition.
7. My mother has gone back to school, while my father as an electrician.
8. Some people succeed in in the lives of others through kind words or deeds.

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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet
Module 3 Education Grammar 1

The Future A Circle the correct answers. Then match each

sentence to the correct use (a-j).
The article Learning for All? includes many
1. Youve done all the research for the project.
sentences in the Future.
If you like, Im preparing / Ill prepare the
The chart below shows more sentences using the
Future. Pay attention to how the future is used and material for the meeting. b
how the verbs are formed. 2. Look how many people have arrived.
It is going to be / will have been very crowded
Future Simple will + base form of the verb
Im sure that people will continue to fight for gender
3. No, I wont ask / wont have asked him for help.
equality in education.
I dont think its a good idea.
a. a prediction about the future or an opinion or
speculation, often with words like promise, think, 4. The organization hold / is holding a conference
believe, expect, suppose, be sure and know here next month.
b. an offer or a spontaneous decision
Will you be attending / Will you have attended
c. willingness or refusal to do something
the book fair tomorrow?
Future Continuous will be + verb-ing
6. I think she will succeed / succeeds in her new
During the coming year, many organizations will be school.
working to change social attitudes.
7. Ann is finishing / will have finished high school
d. an action that will be in progress at a specific time
in the future by this time next year.

e. a prearranged action in the future 8. I go back / am going to go back to school now

Future Perfect Simple will have + past participle that my children are all grown up.

We will have made progress by our next meeting. 9. According to the schedule, the train to
Amsterdam leaves / will have left at
f. an activity that will be completed by a specific
time in the future 7:00 a.m.

be going to (be) going to + base form of the verb 10. Please be on time for the show, I will be waiting /
am waiting at the entrance of the theater at
This change isnt going to happen very soon.
7:30 p.m.
g. a future plan, intention or decision
h. a prediction based on present evidence B Complete the second sentence in each pair with
Present Simple base form of the verb + (-s /-es) 2-4 words so that it has a similar meaning to the
first one. Use the words in parentheses.
The new school year starts next week.
1. We plan on registering for the course.
i. a future timetable or schedule We for the
Present Continuous am / is / are + verb-ing course. (going)
2. Im thinking of calling him tomorrow.
Im joining a parents group in my area.
I think him
j. a personal arrangement or fixed plan tomorrow. (will)
Note: Future Simple, Present Continuous and 3. She doesnt want to help me with my
be going to can often be used interchangeably. homework.
She with my
homework. (wont)
4. We arranged to have lunch together tomorrow.
I lunch with her
tomorrow. (having)

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Module 3 Education Grammar 1

C Circle the sentences that have the same meaning as the sentence in bold.
Both answers may be correct.
1. I have an appointment with a student at 4 oclock.
a. At 4 oclock, Ill be meeting with a student.
b. At 4 oclock, Ill have met with a student.
2. In my opinion, her lessons are wonderful. You should sign up for them.
a. It sounds like youre enjoying her lessons. Im sure you are happy that you are taking her course.
b. I think youll enjoy her lessons. Why dont you take her course?
3. We plan to take part in a community project this summer.
a. Were taking part in a community project this summer.
b. When summer comes, well have taken part in a community project.
4. Tom and Daisy have arranged to meet for dinner this evening.
a. Tom and Daisy are going to have dinner together this evening.
b. Tom and Daisy will be having dinner together this evening.

D Choose the correct answers.

1. If we dont hurry, the bank by the time we get there.
a. will have closed b. closing c. closes
2. Thanks for the invitation, but Im afraid we cant join you for the picnic next Friday. We on vacation
tomorrow and well be away for 10 days.
a. wont go b. will have gone c. are going
3. You dont have to come to the game. Ive just heard that I .
a. wont play b. wont be playing c. dont play
4. That car in front of us is going too fast. Oh no! It into that tree.
a. is going to crash b. will have crashed c. crashes
5. Read this book. Im sure you it.
a. are enjoying b. will enjoy c. will be enjoying
6. What a beautiful bag! I think it for my sister. Its her birthday next week.
a. I buy b. Im buying c. Ill buy
7. Our teacher wants our papers on Monday, but I it by then.
a. dont finish b. wont have finished c. am not finishing

E Complete the sentences with the correct future form of the verbs. There may be more than one correct answer.
1. I cant go to the concert with you on Friday. I (meet) my parents for dinner.
2. The graduation ceremony (start) at 7 p.m.
3. you (have) a party to celebrate your birthday?
4. When the next school semester (begin)?
5. The guests (not arrive) before 8 oclock.
6. Youll see that the flight (not leave) on time.
7. By Monday, I (know) if I passed the test.
8. Do you think that many people (attend) the lecture?
9. What have you decided? (register) for the course?
10. Im sure that we (finish) the project on time.

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Module 3 Education Grammar 2

Adjectives and Adverbs

The article Learning for All? includes many sentences with adjectives and adverbs.
Adjectives describe nouns. Adverbs give information about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

A Complete the sentences with the words below.

late boredreliablesurprisinglylatelydeliciousneverfascinating
clearly nearnearly

Adjectives usually come before a noun, but can also come after verbs like be, seem and get.
Adjectives have no plural form.
1. Can you give me the recipe for the chocolate cake you made?
2. You can depend on Joe. Hes a good worker and is always .
Adjectives with -ed describe how a person feels about something.
Adjectives with -ing describe the cause of the feeling.
The lecture the professor gave was . I wasnt
for a minute.

Adverbs have different positions in the sentence.
4. John speaks very .
5. Linda didnt have time to study for the test. , she got a good grade.
Note: Some adverbs have two forms, each with a different meaning, such as late-lately,
near-nearly, high-highly and hard-hardly.
6. Terry arrived for class today.
7.  , Ive been having trouble sleeping.
8. Are we there? Weve been driving for hours.
9. They live very the school, so thats very convenient.

B Circle the correct adjective or adverb.

1. She really should buy that wedding dress. It fits her perfect / perfectly.
2. You look so thin / thinly. Have you been ill?
3. The house was a complete / completely mess. It took me three hours to clean it.
4. We had hardly / hard begun our walk when it started raining.
5. When the man called out to us insistent / insistently, we realized he needed help.
6. Did you feel nervous / nervously before you took your driving test?
7. Our car wouldnt start, so we arrived at the party late / lately.
8. The doctors are doing everything they possible / possibly can to treat the injured woman.
9. That soup tastes good / well. Which spices did you add to it?
10. James and Penny are both high / highly respected lawyers.

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Module 3 Education Grammar 2

C Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjective or adverb. Where possible, add a suitable
word or phrase before the adjective or adverb.

Adjectives and Adverbs Comparative and Superlative Forms

Used to compare two people, things or actions.
Words or phrases such as much, a lot, a little, far and even can come before a comparative.
The phrases as as and not as as show how two things are or are not the same.
the + comparative , the + comparative is used to show that one thing depends on another.
1. Everyone likes Jim. He is much / a lot / far friendlier than (friendly) his brother.
Both movie actors are well known, but one is (famous) the other.
John and Peter are taking part in todays race, but Peter isnt (fast) John.
4. We used to see each other often, but now we meet (frequently).
5. The (loud) the music, the more he enjoys it.

Used to compare three or more people, things or actions.
6. This must be (hot) day weve had so far this summer.
7. Carlos is (enthusiastic) of all my students.
8. Of all the people I met, she spoke English (fluently).

Note: Some adjectives and adverbs have irregular forms in the comparative and superlative,
such as good/well-better-best, little-less-least; and many / much-more-most
9. Sandra dances (good) many of the other girls, but she isnt
(good) dancer in the group.
10. E
 veryone is terrified of the neighbors dog. Luckily, our dog behaves
(aggressively) theirs.

D Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has a similar meaning to the first. Use the words
in parentheses.
1. James is the youngest of the four children. (than)
James is the other three children.
2. I have never tasted such good food before. (the)
This is food I have ever tasted.
3. If you exercise a lot, you will be fit. (more)
The you will be.
4. She had never felt so embarrassed in her life. (most)
It was moment of her life.
5. No one thinks as analytically as my brother. (than)
My brother is anyone I know.
6. Pam is the best player on the basketball team. (as)
Nobody on the basketball team is Pam.
7. Ive never felt as well as I do now. (better)
Ive never felt I do now.
8. Weve been friends as long as I can remember. (longer)
Weve been friends almost I can remember.

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Module 3 Education Listening

STRATEGY Listen for paraphrasing the same idea expressed in different words.

A Lecture
A You will hear a talk by someone who teaches Chinese at a school in England.
Look at the pictures. Do you think Chinese is a difficult language to learn? Explain.

B Listen to the lecture and circle the correct answers.

1. More and more schools are teaching Chinese because
TIP Always answer according to what
you hear not what you think or know.
A. its spoken more than French and German.
B. parents think it will help their children succeed.
C. children are enthusiastic about it. Question 1 The answer is
2. What keeps the children interested in learning Chinese? paraphrased in the recording.
A. They want to learn about the culture of China. Choose the answer that expresses
B. Their friends who know Chinese are always showing off. the same idea.
C. Learning Chinese is the popular thing to do.
3. In England, the serious study of Chinese takes place mainly in
A. state schools.
B. after-school clubs.
C. private schools.
4. Why do many students stop learning Chinese?
A. They are disappointed in their exam results.
B. It is hard to study with native Chinese speakers.
C. The classes arent fun anymore.
5. What makes Chinese a difficult language to learn?
Question 5 Note that each answer
A. the writing system and the pronunciation
choice includes two things, so keep
B. the length of time it takes to learn to read and write listening until you hear both.
C. the 60,000 characters and the grammar
6. What do Chinese people find difficult about learning English?
A. the pronunciation
B. the alphabet
C. the grammar
7. At the end of the talk, the speaker recommends teaching
A. more Chinese music and songs.
B. Chinese in primary schools.
C. the Chinese characters in art class.

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Module 3 Education Speaking

Personal Interview
TIP Dont give one or two
A What aspects of your studies do you enjoy the most? Do you know word answers. Always provide some
what your career plans are? details relevant to the question.

INTERACTING Match the questions to the answers to create a dialogue. Pay attention
to the expressions in bold. Then practice the dialogue with a partner.
1. What are you studying?
2. What kinds of courses do you have to take for that?
3. What type of job will you look for after you get your degree?
4. Would you like to work abroad?
5. Are there a lot of job opportunities in this field?
a. As far as I know, there are a variety of jobs available, so Im confident Ill find something.
b. There are so many different courses to tell you about I dont know where to begin. We take courses
in everything from business and finance to events planning and marketing.
c. I havent really made up my mind yet, but Id like to try and get a job with an international hotel chain.
d. Yes, Ive been thinking about that a lot. Im applying to go on an exchange program next year, so Ill get
some experience abroad.
e. Im studying for a degree in hotel management because Im interested in tourism. In addition,
Im also studying English.

TOPIC VOCABULARY With a partner, ask and answer the questions using the information in Tonis and
Alexs profiles. Pay attention to the words in bold.

Verb Tonis Profile Alexs Profile

Education completed two years of college; finished high school; took some online courses
working towards a degree in business in web design

Present Job presently working part-time in family- unemployed

owned restaurant; learning all about
the business

Previous Work part-time salesperson; volunteer work recently designed website for small local business;
Experience at a shelter for the homeless previously employed part-time as a lifeguard

Qualities and stay calm and work well under hardworking

Skills pressure good organizational skills
good people skills interact well
with other people

Work Priorities full-time job after getting degree; job security; opportunities for promotion
pleasant work environment

What is your educational background? 4. 
What qualities and skills do you have that will
Are you working now? help you in your chosen career?
What other work experience do you have? 5.
What is important to you in looking for a job?

YOUR TASK Take turns interviewing a partner, asking and answering questions from
Exercises B and C. Use some of the words and expressions from both Exercises.

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Module 3 Education Writing

An Informal Email
1. Who do you usually send emails to? Why?

2. Jack received this email from Theo. Why is Theo writing to him?

Hi Jack,
Ive finally decided to do an internship in New York like you did instead of here in Europe.
Ive already been accepted by three start-up companies, but I dont know which one to
choose. What do you think? Can you also give me some suggestions about where to live
this summer?

Skim the model email. What are some of the suggestions that Jack gives Theo?


Greeting Hi Theo,

Opening: Great to hear from you! Youre going to have an awesome experience doing your
Paragraph 1 internship in New York.
You asked about which start-up company to choose. Id suggest working at a small
Body: company because there youll probably work on more important projects. That
Paragraph 2 means more responsibility, but youll be part of a team and get a lot of support. The
staff at my company made me feel like I was part of a family. I also hung out with
the other team members after work.

You also asked about living in New York. Theres so much going on in the city, like
festivals, performances and sports events, that youll never be bored! And dont
worry about finding a place to stay. New York has lots of places to rent because
Paragraph 3
many students and interns come to study or work in New York City for the summer.
Maybe you could stay at a college dorm, a student housing center or share an
apartment. Let me know if you need help finding a place.
Paragraph 4 Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, email me.
Signing off Jack

The model email is made up of six parts. In the above plan, label (a-d) the part that
a. relates to further requests and makes suggestions. c. includes a suitable ending.
b. relates to the email received. d. relates to questions that were asked.

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Module 3 Education Writing

STRATEGY To write an informal email or letter, use informal language and make suggestions using appropriate expressions.

IMPROVING YOUR STYLE d. Maybe you could use what you learned
from the internship to help you with a new
in the future.
language and style when writing to a friend
or person you know well. e. How about working at a small company?
You will have a lot of work, but you will also
In informal writing, we use: get from the whole
contractions as short forms of words (Im) of people working
exclamations to express emotions (Wow!) there. In addition, you could add these
informal expressions in a friendly style (so cool) people to the
of people you know in the field.
1. C
 ircle examples of informal language in the
model email. 2. Circle the expressions that are used to make
suggestions in the sentences in Exercise D1.
MAKING SUGGESTIONS When you write an

email or a letter, you may want to make E 
YOUR TASK Write an informal email in 140-190
suggestions. Certain expressions are useful words. Use the useful expressions to help you.
for making suggestions.
2. Complete the sentences with information from You work at a high-tech company in Silicon
the model email. Valley, California. You received the following
a. Id suggest . email from a friend in your hometown.
b. Maybe you could .

Hi Tara,
actual (adj) responsibility (n) How are you? I have one more year of
housing (n) resum (n) graduate school, but I want to get some
internship (n) start-up company actual work experience too. The last time
we met, you mentioned that your company
network (n) support (n)
takes on interns during the summer. Could
project (n) team (n) you tell me more about the program? What
do I need to do to get accepted?
1. Complete the sentences with the Topic Vocabulary. Id appreciate any help you can give me.
a. Id suggest applying for an Hope to hear from you soon.
at a in Manhattan. But first Thanks,
edit your and do Stacy
some research on the company and its product.
Write your email.
b. The only thing I can think of in terms of a place
to live is a student center
or an apartment.
c. It would be a good idea to get
work experience so that Id suggest What about ...?
you can understand the Keep in touch. You could always ...
that a full-time employee has. Sorry for not
writing sooner.


1. I followed the plan. 4. I used appropriate vocabulary.

2. I used informal language. 5. I checked my spelling and grammar.
3. I made suggestions using appropriate 6. I related to all of the questions asked.

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ADVANCED ENGLISH B2 Student Worksheet
Module 3 Education Assessing Your Learning

A Check (3) whether you know the meanings of the words and phrases you learned in this module.
Use a dictionary to find the meanings of words and phrases you still dont know.

as a result of poverty (n) As far as I know,
ban (v) protest (v) I dont know where to begin.
community (n) raise money Id like to try and get a job
dare (v) raise the family I havent made up my mind yet.
drop out of (phr v) right (n) Im applying to
educational (adj) rise (v) Im interested in
face (v) simply (adv) Ive been thinking about
forbidden (adj) speak out (phr v) TOPIC VOCABULARY
force (v) statistics (n)
presently working
gender (n) struggle (n)
interact well with other people
give birth treat (v)
job security
overcome (v) value (n)
online course
opportunities for promotion
WORD EXPANSION people skills (n)
Word Building pleasant work environment
previously employed
Verb Noun Adjective
stay calm
economic /
--- economy unemployed (adj)
volunteer work
encourage / encouraging / work well under pressure
discourage discouraging

equality / equal / WRITING

inequality unequal
expect expectation expected
actual (adj) responsibility (n)
--- passion passionate
housing (n) resum (n)
prefer preference preferable internship (n) start-up company
network (n) support (n)
Expressions with make project (n) team (n)
make a choice make an exception
make a difference make matters worse USEFUL EXPRESSIONS
make a living make progress Id suggest What about ...?
make an attempt make sense Keep in touch. You could always ...
Sorry for not
writing sooner.

B These are the grammar topics you learned in this module. Check (3) those you
feel you know well and those you need to practice more.


know well need to practice know well need to practice

For further practice, go to the Grammar Index.

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