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Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

20-Sep-11

UNIT 3
Writing Task: Write about a friend or relative
Worksheet 1: PRE-WRITING
Exercise 1: Brainstorming and gathering information
Think about a friend or relative who has a job. Answer the following questions:
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Where is he/she from? .....................................................................................................................
What languages does he/she speak? .................................................................................................
What does he/she do in his/her free time? ......................................................................................
Is he/she married? .............................................................................................................................
Where does he/she live? ...................................................................................................................

Exercise 2: Check your vocabulary


Match two words or phrases to each verb.
English
cooking
in Dubai

football
shopping
Riyadh

verbs
come from
be
speak
have
live
play
like

Jeddah
married
French

2 children
a doctor
in a big house

computer games
lunch at one oclock

words or phrases

Exercise 3: Extend your vocabulary


Complete the table for your friend or relative from exercise 1.
Add more verbs and nouns.
name

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verbs
comes from
is
speaks
has
lives
plays
likes

information about your friend or relative

Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

20-Sep-11

UNIT 3
Worksheet 2: PRACTICE
Exercise 1: Sentence building 1
Use your answers to Exercise 1 / Worksheet 1 to write complete sentences about your friend or
relative in the Present Simple.
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Exercise 2: Present Simple and pronouns
Write sentences about the people.
1. My father is a pilot and _______ (he/him) loves ________ (his/her) job.
2. Shada and Sanaa are students and ________ (they/we) study English. ________ (Them/Their)
teacher is nice and ________ (them/they) like ________ (she/her).
3. Fuad is a doctor and ___________ (he/him/his) brother is an accountant. ________ (They/Them)
work in Riyadh.
4. Anna is a nurse and __________ (she/her) works in a hospital. _______ (They/It) is in Riyadh.
Exercise 3: Making sentences negative (negatives and time)
Write the next sentences. Start the sentences with pronouns.
1. Ali gets up at eight oclock. (not 7.00) He doesnt get up at seven oclock.
2. My father has lunch at twelve oclock. (not 1.00)
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3. Sara watches television at seven oclock. (not 11.00)
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4. Noora and I go to work at half past nine. (not 10.00)
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5. My brothers have breakfast at half past eight. (not 9.00)
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Exercise 4: Sentence building 2
Use your sentences from Exercise 1 / Worksheet 2. Join some sentences with and. Use pronouns.
Add extra information, use negatives, and include times. Make sure you put the sentences in a good
order.
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Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

20-Sep-11

UNIT 3
Worksheet 3: WRITING
Exercise 1 Writing a First Draft
Write a paragraph about your friend or relative. Write about 50 words.
First, write a topic sentence that answers the question What is the paragraph about?
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Read your email and check:

Topic sentence
3rd person Present Simple: He lives / She works
Negatives: dont or doesnt
Linking word: and
Times for daily routine
Sentences in a good order
Spelling (use a dictionary)
Capital letters at the start of sentences
Full stops at the end of sentences

Exercise 2 Writing a Final Draft


Make corrections and write out the paragraph again neatly.