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S.7 - Interactive skills (How you use the language with other people)

Look idioms part 2

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Yesterday we had a quiz on Look Phrasal Verbs. Today we continue with look idioms. Read the 7 statements and decide which responses match them.

The correct answers are given below.

Questions and Answers Practice: Interview Questions

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Twiggy is one of the most famous British UK supermodels. Now in her sixties, she has achieved iconic status. Here is an interview with her that appeared in UK newspaper The Guardian earlier this year. All you need to do is match the interviewer's questions with her answers.

Pre-intermediate: Idioms that relate to weather

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Read the following conversation and pay attention to the idioms in orange:

Hank:  Surprise, Jenny! I heard about you being bedridden. I came to cheer you up.

Jenny: Wow, thanks for coming by. You’ve totally brightened up my day!

Hank: Oh, I almost forgot. I also brought you a pint of your favourite ice cream!

Question and Answer Match

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Rufus Wainright is a singer/songwriter famous for songs such as 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk' and his cover of 'Hallelujah'. I really enjoy his music and his unusual voice. Here is an interview with him that appeared in UK newspaper 'The Guardian' last year. All you need to do is match the interviewer's questions with his answers. This is excellent for practising your reading comprehension. Let us know how you get on!

Interviewer's Questions

Read through these questions and think about what an example answer might be.

Understanding Conversations

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Fred is being invited by his buddies (friends) Jeff, Nicole, and Selina to go to a soccer game. It has been a while since the four have had an opportunity to spend time together. Read their conversation then answer the questions below:

Jeff : Hey Fred, have any plans tomorrow? Nicole, Selina, and I are all going to watch Manchester United play Chelsea in London. We have an extra ticket. You interested in tagging along?

At The Train Station - Word Scramble

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Here's an example of a real conversation at the train station.

Read through the dialogue and see if you can unscramble the orange words, all of them are words related to train stations and journeys.

Let me know how you get on. When you're finished, role play the situation with a friend.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Hey, what’s up?

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A few useful introductory phrases for Beginner/Elementary students

In informal English people often greet each other saying: "what’s up?" This is not appropriate in all conversations. Below is a dialogue between two students, Andreas and Belinda on their first day at their English school. They are using language that is appropriate for everyday use. Can you guess the missing words?

Listening practice: What's happening?

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