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Write positive statements, negative statements or questions from these prompts.
Example: It’s my wedding anniversary tomorrow (statement + should)
You should buy your partner a fantastic gift and take them out for a meal.
Now try writing these 10 from the prompts:
2. Can you ride a unicycle?
3. May I have a chair, please?
4. You have to come to Mark’s class at 9.15am.
5. I think it will be cloudy.
6. Shall we go to the cinema?
7. No, you don’t need to because it isn’t raining.
8. Could I borrow your pencil?
9. I might have pizza.
10. You mustn’t drink beer in class.
11. Yes, you ought to do lots of homework.
12. Shall we do something easier?
THIS WEEK’S PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES & PHRASES
|a good laugh||pull your weight||ambitious|
|keep yourself to yourself||independent||determined|
Writing task: The Ideal Student
Use the 2nd person and describe the ideal student.
Use at least 8 of the adjectives and phrases.
Write at least one statement using:
must, should, don’t need to, ought to, have to, might, shall
adjective – English is important. Coming to class on time is important.
adverb – People shouldn’t stay on their phones for too long, more importantly young people shouldn’t even have phones. Ever!
more & most = comparative + superlative
I like ice cream, indeed it’s my favourite food.
British weather is not always amazing, in the case of the recent floods many people’s houses have been ruined.
I like ice cream, similarly I like cake.
I like ice cream, conversely I don’t like cake.
A film about drugs. Who are the intended audience?Is the primary purpose of this film informative or persuasive?
Let’s look at the meaning of ‘to contrast’ first because it’s easier to understand:
does not compare
Here are a bunch of question types that have turned up on the C&G Reading exam paper. The sort of questions you can expect to see in the exam.
In the context of the text what does flubalub… mean in the text? – use the dictionary BUT DON’T JUST READ THE 1ST MEANING – words mean different things. The examining board are trying to test you (obviously!)
In order to do this type of task well you must understand the gist, or main ideas, of each paragraph. These tips will help you do this task well.
Search for: What does it mean to be objective
|Purpose of text questions:
to show how/why
|Type of text questions:
Leaflet (information or advertisement)
Set of instructions
Article (any published text)
Sign (danger/road/shop/school etc… can be an image too!)
Guide (travel, tourist, grammar…)
Reference book (dictionary, atlas, thesaurus)
|Questions about images:
Sign (can also be a type of text)
|Features of text:
Bullet points Block capitals
Images (see above) Internet links/web icon
Text box Bold text
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