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Level A1

Прослухайте текст:

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit lives in the forest. He is grey. He has got long ears. He has got a short tail. He likes to run and jump. Rabbit goes to school. He can read well. He can write and draw well. He is clever. Rabbit is not brave and strong. He has got a lot of friends. They help him. They play with him in the forest.

It is Donkey’s birthday today. Winnie comes to Rabbit with a balloon. It is a present for their friend. They write on the balloon: “Happy Birthday!”

Winnie and Rabbit give a present to Donkey. They dance, sing and have tea.




Task 1. Знайди малюнок, який відповідає змісту тексту



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Task 2. Вибери правильну ввідповідь на запитання:


    1. Where does Rabbit live?

      1. in the park

      2. in the forest

      3. by the sea

    2. What can he do well?

      1. skate, run and write

      2. swim, read and ski

      3. read, write and draw




    1. Whose birthday is it today?

      1. Rabbit’s birthday

      2. Donkey’s birthday

      3. Winnie’s birthday

    2. Who comes to Rabbit with a balloon?

      1. Tiger

      2. Donkey

      3. Winnie


Task 3. Підкресли вірне слово.


  1. Little Rabbit has got a long /short tail.

  2. He is clever /silly.

  3. Rabbit can sing /draw well.

  4. Winnie and Rabbit give a present / a carrot to Donkey.



Task 4. Постав речення у правильному порядку.


  1. He likes to run and jump.

  2. Rabbit is not brave and strong.

  3. They dance, sing and have tea.

  4. Winnie comes to Rabbit with a balloon.

  5. Little Rabbit lives in the forest.


Keys:

2) 1-b, 2-c, 3-b, 4-c.

3) 1 - short, 2 - clever, 3 - draw, 4 – a present.

4) 5; 1; 2; 4; 3


Literature.

Доценко І.В., Євчук О.В. Merry Trains. – Тернопіль: Мандрівець, 2007.

Level A1

Прослухайте текст:

At a picnic.


Hi, my name is Rob. My family and I are in the forest. It’s a nice day. The sun is shining brightly. The birds are singing merrily. We are having a picnic. Mum is making sandwiches with vegetables and meat. Granny is making tea. Dad is playing the guitar and singing his favourite songs. My younger sister is playing with her Barbie doll and singing with Dad. I’m listening to the music and helping Mum. Our doggy Johnny is running and playing with a ball. We are together and we are happy.


Task 1. Вибери та познач правильну відповідь:

    1. Where is the family?

  1. in the park

  2. in the forest

  3. by the river


6. What is there in the sandwiches?

a) fruit and rice.

b) Meat and vegetables.

c) Jam and butter.

    1. This story tells us how Rob’s family

  1. is traveling

  2. is cooking lunch

  3. is having a rest


7. Their pet is

a) a cat

b) a rat

c) a dog


    1. Why is the boy’s family happy?

  1. They are singing.

  2. They are together.

  3. The weather is good.


8. What does “favourite” mean?

a) When you often do it.

b) When you like it.

c) When you listen to.


    1. Who is making tea?

  1. Mum

  2. Dad

  3. Granny


9. When Dad is playing the guitar everybody is

a) jumping

b) running

c) listening

    1. What is the weather like?

  1. It’s nice and sunny.

  2. It’s rainy and cool.

  3. It’s cloudy but warm.


10. It is clear that the family members

a) are enjoying themselves

b) are sad and unhappy

c) are afraid of rain












Task 2. Познач відповідною літерою дію членів родини:


1. Dad a) is making tea.

2. Our doggy Johnny b) is making sandwiches

3. Mum c) is playing the guitar

4. Younger sister d) is running and playing with a ball

5. Granny e) is playing with her Barbie doll


  1. ______, 2. ______, 3. _______, 4 ______, 5 ______.


Task 3. Закресли речення, які не відповідають змісту тексту.

    1. Granny is making coffee.

    2. The birds are singing merrily.

    3. My family and I are by the river.

    4. Dad is playing the guitar.

    5. The sun is not shining brightly.

    6. We are together and we are happy.


Task 4. Постав слова у правильному порядку:

  1. is, my, Rob, name.

  2. a, day, it, nice, is.

  3. Sun, is, the, brightly, shining.

  4. are, singing, the merrily, birds.

  5. tea, is, Granny, making.


Keys:

1) 1-b, 2-c, 3-b, 4-c, 5-a, 6-b, 7-c, 8-b, 9-c, 10-a.

2) 1- c, 2- d, 3- b, 4- e, 5- a.

3) 1; 3; 5.



Literature.

О. Тарасова «Handout Elementary». – Київ: Шкільний світ, 2005.





Level A1

Прослухайте текст:


Nick’s pets

Nick is a little boy. He lives on the farm. He has got five pets: a rabbit, a dog, a cat, a fox and a cockerel. They live in the shed.

The rabbit’s name is Snowy. It is grey. The dog Bingo is black. Nick has got a fox. The fox Loxie is red. On the farm there lives a cockerel too. Its name is Doodle. The cockerel is grey and black. Nick’s cat Fluffy is black and white.

Snowy can jump. Bingo can swim. Fluffy and Loxie can run. Nick’s cockerel can sing, but Doodle can’t fly.


Task 1. Познач правильну відповідь ():

Yes, it can


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1) Can the dog fly? ……………………………………………..…..

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2) Can the cockerel sing? ………………………………………………

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3) Can the cat swim? ……………………………………………………

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4) Can the fox run? ……………………………………………….………..

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5) Can the rabbit jump? …………………………………………………



Task 2. Заповни таблицю, використовуючи подані нижче слова


pets

a rabbit

a dog

a cat

a fox

a cockerel

name






colour






The pet can







Names: Bingo, Fluffy, Snowy, Loxie, Doodle.

Colours: red, black, grey and black, grey, black and white.

The pet can: run, sing, jump, run, swim.








Task 3. Підкресли вірне слово:

    1. Nick us a little/ big boy.

    2. He lives in the town/ on the farm.

    3. The pets live in the shed/ in the yard.

    4. The fox is grey/ red.

    5. Nick’s cockerel can/ can’t sing.



Task 4. Вибери відповідну літеру до малюнка



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1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5


      1. It is grey and black. It can sing.

      2. It is red. It can run.

      3. It is black.

      4. It is black and white. It can run.

      5. It is grey. It can jump.



Keys:


Task 1.

Yes, it can


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1) Can the dog fly? ……………………………………………..…..

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2) Can the cockerel sing? ………………………………………………

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3) Can the cat swim? ……………………………………………………

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4) Can the fox run? ……………………………………………….………..

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5) Can the rabbit jump? …………………………………………………


Task 2.


pets

a rabbit

a dog

a cat

a fox

a cockerel

name

Snowy

Bingo

Fluffy

Loxie

Doodle

colour

grey

black

black and white

red

grey and black

The pet can

jump

swim

run

run

sing



Task 3.

    1. little

    2. on the farm

    3. in the shed

    4. red

    5. can


Task 4. 1 – c, 2 – e, 3 – a, 4 – b, 5 – d.


Literature.

Доценко І.В., Євчук О.В. Merry Trains. – Тернопіль: Мандрівець, 2007.

Level A2


Listen to the text:

MOTHER OF THE POOR


The people of Calcutta, India, often saw this tiny nun walking through the city’s slums. As Mother Teresa knelt beside the dying woman, her usually smiling face showed anger.

“Why must this person lie in the street, ignored and uncared for?” she ask herself.

Mother Teresa took the woman to a nearby hospital and stayed there until the hospital agreed to care for her. As she left Mother Teresa prayed for the unknown woman who would now die in the hospital but her prayers did not relieve her anger.

“These people should not have to die in the street like animals!” she thought.

Every day Mother Teresa saw people dying in the streets of Calcutta. It was 1952 then, and thousands of people were homeless in India. These people had no one to care for them when they were sick and hungry. That’s why she had come here.

In 1928 Mother Teresa became a nun and began to devote her life to Catholic Church. She joined a convent, a place where nuns live in India. Years later she was given permission to leave the convent so she could work with poor people of Calcutta. She opened a home for the dying. There she could love and care for these people. The “poorest of the poor” she called them.

After leaving the dying woman at the hospital Mother Teresa set out for the city hall.

“Why must people in the city die like dogs?” she asked the city officials. The small woman’s sharp words surprised them. But the officials agreed with her that the dying needed care and shelter.

Soon, they decided on a place where Mother Teresa could take them a Hindu temple. Most people in India practice the Hindu religion. A temple is a special place of worship.

Mother Teresa was allowed to use a small building behind the temple. Although the rooms were filthy, Mother Teresa thanked God for her good fortune.

/From “People to know”

English Learner’s Digest, №16, 2007/












Task 1. Re-arrange the lines of the text putting numbers before each sentence.


  1. Once Mother Teresa took a dying woman to a nearby hospital.

  2. The officials agreed to give a shelter to the dying.

  3. Mother Teresa devoted her life to the Catholic Church and become a nun.

  4. Then she set out for the city hall.

  5. One day she was allowed to leave the convent for working with the poor people of Calcutta.

  6. Mother Teresa was let to use a small building behind the temple.

  7. She often saw people dying in the streets of Calcutta.


Task 2. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word.


1. At that time there were thousands of ….. (dying, poor, sick, homeless) people in the streets of Calcutta.

  1. Mother Teresa addressed the city officials with …. (angry, sharp, unpleasant, strict) words.

  2. The people of Calcutta often saw that woman in the city’s …(hall, temple, slums, hospital).


Task 3. Make up the sentences from the text putting the words in the correct order.


  1. India, the, most, practice, Hindu, people, in, religion.

  2. woman, hospital, to, for, the, agreed, the care.

  3. hoped, open, a, the, for, she, to, dying, home.


Task 4. Find the “wrong” word in every sentence, write it down and attach the “right” word.


  1. She stood beside the dying woman with her smiling face.

  2. “These people should not have to die in the street like dogs!” she thought.


Task 5. Write how this piece of information made you feel and why.


Answer keys:


Task 1. A-1, B-6, C-3, D-5, E-4, F-7, G-2


Task 2. 1. homeless 2. sharp 3. slums


Task 3. 1. Most people in India practice the Hindu religion.

2. The hospital agreed to care for the woman.

3. She hoped to open a home for the dying.


Task 4. 1. smiling/angry

2. dogs/animals

Level A2

Text for comprehension:


The Museum of British Transport


The museum in south London tells the story of public transport in Britain.

The first bus service in London was started in 1829. The bus was drawn by three horses and looked very much like a large carriage. The first double-decker bus was built in 1851, but the upper desk didn’t have a roof until 1930. The passengers were given raincoats to put on if it started to rain.

The first trains, like the first buses, were drawn by horses, but they were not passenger-trains. They were used in mines and factories to carry material from place to place.

The first passenger railway in England – and in the world – was the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. In 1829, this company offered a prize of 500 pounds for the best steam train. The prize was won by George Stephenson, with his famous train the “Rocket”. It could travel at twenty-nine miles per hour, which was very fast at that time.

Do you know the world record speed for a steam train? The record-breaking train, “Mallard”, which is now in this museum, was built in 1938 , it travelled at 126 miles per hour.


    1. Answer the following questions:

  1. Why is the museum of British transport famous all over the world?

  2. Where is it situated?

  3. When was the first bus service in London started?

  4. Why were the passengers given raincoats to put on?

  5. Were the first buses used in mines?

  6. What was the first passenger railway?

  7. Who won the prize?

  8. What did the company offer?


    1. Agree or disagree:

  1. The bus was drawn by two horses.

  2. The bus looked very much like a large carriage in 1829.

  3. The upper desk did not have a roof until 1930.

  4. The passengers were given umbrellas if it is started to rain.

  5. The first trains were drawn by horses.

  6. These first trains were passenger-trains.

  7. There were used in mines and factories.

  8. The first passenger railway in the world was the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

  9. The company offered a prize of 400 pounds for the best steam train.

  10. The prize was won by George Stephenson.




    1. Match the English words and word combination with their Ukrainian equivalents:


1) passengers

a) використовувати

2) were used

b) був дуже швидким

3) famous train

c) виглядав дуже схожим

4) was very fast

d) шахти та заводи

5) looked very much like

e) пропонувати

6) mines and factories

f) знаменитий потяг

7) to offer

g) пасажири



    1. Complete the sentences:


1. The museum of British Transport tells the story of ……… .

2. The bus was drawn by three …………………. .

3. The passengers were given raincoats to put on if it …………… .

4. The first passenger railway in England was ………………….. .

5. The company offered a prize for the ………………………… .

6. The prize was won by ………………………………………. .

7. The record-breaking train was ……………………………… .


    1. Quiz:


  1. This museum in _________ London tells the story of public transport in Britain.


a) west

c) east

b) south

d) north



  1. The first bus-service in London was started in ________ .


a) 1830

c) 1829

b) 1831

d) 1828

  1. The bus was drawn by three __________ and looked very much like a large carriage.


a) horses

c) workers

b) cows

d) cars








4). The passengers were given _____________ to put it on if it started to rain.


a) umbrellas

c) raincoats

b) coats

d) mats


  1. The first passenger railway in England was the ________________ Railway.


a) Oxford

c) London

b) Manchester

d) Cambridge


  1. In 1829 the company offered a prize of ________ pounds for the best steam train.


a) 200

c) 400

b) 300

d) 500


7) The prize was won by George Stephenson, with his famous train, the ________.


a) “Rocket”

c) “Record”

b) “Sputnik”

d) “Rapid”



Answer keys:


Task 2. 1 -, 2 +, 3 +, 4 -, 5+, 6 -, 7+, 8+, 9 -, 10 +.


Task 3. 1-G, 2-A, 3-F, 4-B, 5-C, 6-D, 7-E.


Task 4.

1) public transport in Britain;

2) horses;

3) started to rain;

4) the Liverpool and Manchester Railway;

5) best steam train;

6) George Stephenson;

7) “Mallard”.


Task 5. 1-b, 2-c, 3-a, 4-c, 5-b, 6-d, 7-a.



Literature. Opportunities. Pre-Intermediate.- Longman, 2004








Level A2

MY FIRST DAY IN LONDON


I'll never forget the day when I first set foot in London. I came from a quiet little town in Ukraine and I had never lived in a big city before, so London was a new world for me and I tried to find out more about it for myself.

The general opinion abroad is that London has fog or rain, or both, every day of the year, but on the day that I arrived it was fine and warm, and the sky was cloudless. In Ukraine at that time the snow was still melting, and there was mud and sleet everywhere in the streets and parks. The next day was also beautiful; a slight wind was blowing and you could smell spring in the air. I went for a walk in Kensington Gardens. I found the way there quite easily. When I got my first sight of the gardens, the beauty of it took my breath away. The trees were just bursting into leaf, fresh and green, and there were beds of spring flowers, red and yellow and blue. People in light spring clothes were walking about, and, to my surprise, they were walking not only along the paths but also across the grass. I passed a pool, in which ducks were swimming, children were playing in the playgrounds.

It was time for me to go home, but which way was it? I hurriedly turned down one path that I thought would take me back — and found myself in Hyde Park. I ran to the left and to the right, asked some people for the way to the street where I had stayed, but I found to my horror that I could not understand what they said in reply. I walked through the park till I came to a big open place where a group of people was listening to a man standing on a chair. From time to time they were asking questions or making remarks and sometimes they were laughing at the speaker. Another group was singing loudly. This was a famous Hyde Park meeting.

Meanwhile, the sun went behind the cloud, I was terribly tired. At last I got to the park gate and came out into the street. Motorcars, bicycles, buses were running, people were hurrying along. In despair I crossed the street on to an island where I found a policeman who explained me the way to my hotel.

______________________________________________________________


Listening Comprehension Activities. My First Day in London.

1. Before you listen, answer the questions:

a) Have you ever been to a strange place alone?

b) Have you ever lost your way in an unknown place?

c) What places in London would you like to see and visit?

d) Do you know what the weather is like in London now? Is it different from

the weather in Ukraine?


2. Listen to the text and choose the most suitable heading for it.

a) Dangerous Adventure

b) Strange Tourist

c) My First Visit to London

d) Spring in London


3. Choose the correct ending to complete the sentence.

The author during his first visit to London...

a) ...was surprised to see mud and sleet in the streets.

  1. ...attended a meeting in Hyde Park.

  2. ...saw almost all the famous sights.

d) ...lost his way and had to ask a policeman to help him.

4. Choose the proverb, which is the most suitable to the contents of the story.
a) East or West, home is best.

b) All is well that ends well.

c) Every country has its customs.

d) So many countries, so many customs.


5. Listen again and fill in the gaps with the correct verbs to complete the following sentences.

a) I ... never ... in a big city before.

b) On the day that I ... it ... fine and warm.

c) In my native town it ... early spring, and the snow ... still...

d) On the day I ... for a walk in Kensington Gardens, the weather ... beautiful, a slight wind....

e) People in the park ... along the paths, and also across the grass.

f) They ... light spring clothes.

g) I ... a pool, in which ducks ..., and in the playgrounds nearby children....

h) I ... some people for the way to the street where I....

i) When I... already tired, I got to the park gate and ... out into the street where buses, cars, bicycles ... and people ... along.



6. Make up questions, write them down and ask your partner to answer them.




What Who How Where

Keys:

2. c, 3. d, 4. b


6. What – a, c, d, f, j, l, n

Where – b, e, h, i, o

Who – k, m

How – g.


Literature. Opportunities. Pre-Intermediate.- Longman, 2004



  1. city does the author describe?

  2. did he come from?

  3. was London to him?

  4. is the general opinion of London weather?

  5. did he go for a walk?

  6. did he see in the park?

  7. were people dressed?

h) were the ducks swimming?

i) did he find himself?

j) did he ask passers-by for?

k) was standing on the chair?

1) were other people doing?

m) were they laughing at?

n) place did he get to at last?

o) did he find the policeman?



Level B1

Listen to the text:

Watch out! Daniel’s about!


Daniel Brown was just five years old when he climbed into the family car and let it roll away down the road. He was only three when he flooded the kitchen.

His mother, Angela Brown, is in despair. She is very busy looking after her new baby, a little girl called Laura, as well as Daniel. She told us, “Daniel is so full of curiosity”. At that moment, we hear a huge crash and then silence. We go upstairs and find Daniel crawling out a wardrobe he has pulled over onto the floor, with a book in his hand. “It’s for you Mum”, he says and looks up at his mum and smiles.


Seven-year-old Daniel has an angelic face. He has golden hair, big brown eyes, and a wide friendly grin. I have to admit that Daniel doesn’t look like a naughty boy.


Angela told me all about it. “Once I found him as he was about to put jasper in the washing machine”. Jasper, she explained, is the Browns’ dog. “When I asked him why, he said that he thought Jasper was dirty! It’s amazing how one little boy can cause so much trouble. Another time he cut off all the hair of the little girl next door. She was going to be a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding and the neighbours haven’t spoken to us since.”


Angela told me about Daniel’s most expensive crime. “I was about to do washing up when the baby started crying. Daniel decided to help and filled the kitchen sink with water. When I came in the water was already flooding the kitchen and was about to flood the hall. The carpet was ruined and had to be replaced. I hope things will get better as he gets older.”


Amazingly, Daniel is quite well behaved in school. This may be because he is rarely bored. Meanwhile he continues to be the naughtiest little boy in England. Will his baby sister Laura grow up to be the naughtiest little girl?


/Rob Nolasco. New Streetwise.

Upper Intermediate.-Oxford University Press, 2007/











1. Look back at the text and answer the questions:

1) Does the Daniel look naughty or not?

2) What did he do while the reporter was talking to his mum?

3) In your opinion, which was the worst “crime” mentioned in the text?

4) Why do you think he is so naughty?

5) Did you do anything very naughty when you were younger? What?



2. Which adjectives can you use while describing Daniel?

angelic honest

curious calm

well-bred amazing

inquisitive bored


3. Fill in the gap with the necessary phrases:


1) He was only 3 when he ………the kitchen.

2) His mother, Angela Brown, is in……….

3) We find Daniel ……………… of a wardrobe

4) Daniel is ……………….. in school.

5) This may be because he is ………………


4. What is the meaning of these words and phrases from the text?


1 grin 4 curiosity

2 huge 5 flood

3 crawling 6 crash


5. Express your opinion on Daniel’s behaviour using the following phrases:


I think…….

If you ask me …………

In my opinion………

According to………..

As far as I’m concerned…………

It’s possible that…………

I believe ………..

I suppose………..

6. Write a mini-composition (5-7 sentences) on one of the topics:


        1. Imagine that you were also very naughty when you were younger.

        2. Do you think you should punish a child like Daniel? How?

        3. How do you see Daniel’s future?


Answer keys:


Task 1. 1. No, he looks angelic.

2. He went upstairs to get a book, climbed up to the top shelf of his wardrobe and pulled it down on top of himself.

3. Free answer.

4. Perhaps he is hyperactive, too curious.

5. Free answer.

Task 2. curious, inquisitive amazing,


Task 3.

1) flooded

2) despair

3) crawling out

4) quite well behaved

5) rarely bored


Task 4. 1 big smile, 2 very big, 3 moving along on his hands and knees

4 desire to learn, 5 fill a place with water, 6 a loud noise.



























Level B1+

Listen to the text:

Surviving an interview

NS Sarah, this is Patrick.

PC Hi!

SB Hi!

SF Patrick’s applied for a travel scholarship and he’s going for his interview next week. We were wondering if you had any tips.

SB OK! Have you decided what you are going to wear, Patrick?

PC Er… yes, I’m planning to wear a jacket and a tie that belongs to my elder brother. It looks really good on me.

SB That sounds fine. You should look smart and feel comfortable. What time is the interview?

PC It starts at eleven.

SB Well the first thing to do is to make sure that you are there on time. There is a nothing worse than arriving late. You just end up getting worked up and flustered.

PC Well, Dad’s driving me … So I’ll make sure he leaves early.

SB Good. Now, do you know what to expect when you get there?

PC No, not really.

SB Well, the first thing you should do is to tell reception that you’ve arrived so that they know you are there. There’ll probably be a waiting room – there is in most interview situations. Wait patiently and quietly. You can create an impression outside as well as inside the interview room! There may be other candidates there. If you don’t know them, just smile pleasantly, but don’t feel that you have to talk and don’t let the other interviewees put you off at all. It is your performance that counts. When they are ready for you, someone will come and get you. When you walk in, don’t rush to sit down. Always wait until you are invited and, above all, make sure that you walk in smiling. First impressions are very important.

PC Should I shake hands with the interviewer?

SB See what they do. If they offer to shake your hand, do it firmly and sincerely, that will set them at ease with you.

PC Yeah.

SB Now, how are you sitting at the moment?

PC What do you mean?

SB Well, at present your posture is relaxed and normal. You are not slouched back in your seat and that’s good. Remember, that leaning forward shows interest, so do this if you sense that you have been asked an important question. It is also very important that you make eye contact with the interviewers. If you spend all your time staring at the ceiling and floor, you will make them fell uncomfortable, so make sure you look at them – even if you are feeling very nervous. One more thing, have you done your homework?

PC Yes, I have thought about the questions they are likely to ask and how I’ll answer them.

SB And have you thought of the questions you want to ask them?

PC No! Should I?

SB Yes, towards the end the interviewer may ask you if you have any questions. Never say no. This is your chance to show your interest in what you are applying for.

(Rob Nolasco. New Streetwise.

Upper Intermediate.- Oxford University Press, 2007)


Task 1. Patrick Chain is having his first surviving interview next week. New Streetwise took Patrick to see Sarah Brown, an expert on interview techniques. Listen and decide if these statements are true or false.


      1. Pat is planning to wear his jacket.

      2. His interview starts at eleven.

      3. He is going by car.

      4. Pat should try and talk to the other interviewees.

      5. Pat should sit down as soon as he goes in the interview room.

      6. He should always shake hands with the interviewers.

      7. He should always look at the interviewers while he is talking.

      8. He should ask questions.


In your opinion, which are the three most important pieces of advice?


Task 2. Choose an appropriate present tense for each example.


  1. My interview ________ (start) at ten twenty tomorrow.

  2. Jane _________(go) to London next week.

  3. Tomorrow _______(be) Tuesday the 10th of November.

  4. How are you getting to my house? I _______(come) by bus.

  5. We _____ (meet) here at eight thirty. The bus ______(leave) at nine.

We ______(plan) to visit the Royal palace first.


Task 3. Pat is talking to a friend about his interview. Fill in the blanks. You may need more than one word in each case.


John Hi Pat, when (1) _____________interview?

Pat Next Friday.

John (2) ___________?

Pat It is starts at eleven.

John How (3) __________?

Pat My dad’s driving me.

John I (4) ____________ next week.

Pat Really! What is an interview for?

John A scholarship to visit Japan.

Pat What will you do when you get there?

John It’s a chance to see the country and learn some Japanese.

Pat Well, I hope (5) ________________ . Let me know how you get on.

John I’ll get in touch as soon as (6) __________the result of the interview.






Task 4. Match these verbs to the definitions.


Put someone off get worked up turn someone down


      1. refuse or reject someone

      2. discourage

      3. become angry or excited


Task 5. Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verbs in task 4.


  1. I went for the interview but they ________ because I had no experience.

  2. Nothing ______________her_________________ once she had made up her mind.

  3. He _________ about the article because he did not agree with the writer’s views.


Task 6. Answer the questions:


  1. What has Patrick applied for?

  2. What things are important for his interview? What’s his opinion?

  3. What should anyone not do while waiting for the interview?

  4. How to behave while being interviewed?

  5. Should you ask any question at the end of the interview? Why?


Task 7. Write a mini-composition on one of the topics:

1. What kind of person do you feel Patrick is? What makes you feel this way?

2. Which advice can you give to Patrick?

3. What useful information from the text can you use for yourself?

















Answer keys:


Task 1. 1 +, 2 +, 3 +, 4 -, 5-, 6 -, 7+, 8+,


Task 2. 1 starts, 2 is going, 3 is, 4 I am coming,

5 We are meeting, leaves, We are planning.


Task 3.

1) is your/ have you got your/ are you having your;

2) When does it start?/ What time ?;

3) are you going/ getting there;

4) have got an interview/ am having an interview ;

5) you get it;

6) I know/ I get;


Task 5. 1 turned someone down, 2 put someone off, 3 got worked up.

Level B1

Listen to the text:

Left-handers

Teen boy I can remember being five and starting school, with the teacher standing over me, grabbing the pencil out of my left hand.

Teen girl When I was at school I wasn’t allowed to use my left hand for two years.

Interviewer These stories are typical of what many left-handed people went through when they started school. Left-handers learn to live with the problems but at a cost because they have to relearn lots of simple tasks. So what are some of the problems left-handers face and what should be done for young left-handers? I spoke to Marlene Evans, Director of “Left”- an association for left-handed people.

Marlene The first real problem is using scissors. If you use right-handed scissors in the left hand it is very difficult to cut because there is no cutting action from the blades. It is also very difficult to see the exact cutting line because there is also a blade in the way. I think left-handed children should always be given special left-handed scissors.

Interviewer Many left-handers have problems writing.

Marlene This is because they aren’t taught properly. I think left-handers should be taught to write from the start. The problem is a left-hander would naturally write from right to left across the page. We need to show them how to sit and place the paper in a way that makes it easier to write from left to right. A lot of classroom equipment can also be improved for left-handers. For example left-handers have problems with right-handed rulers because they can’t draw lines in the direction they want. They should be given left-handed rulers with the scale from right to left. This makes it much easier to draw lines of the correct length in the direction left-handers prefer. There are other pieces of equipment we can get them including special pencil sharpeners but the most important thing is that children should be allowed to use the hand they want to use.

Interviewer There are important social customs where we have to use the right hand. Shaking hands saluting are two of them. Even so, it is thought that between ten and twenty percent of the population is left-handed. Left-handers are often more intelligent and have an advantage in many sports including tennis and basketball. In some countries, left-handers have been fighting for their rights. For example, in America a left-handed policeman fought for the right to wear his gun on the left side. One group has even issued a Bill of Right for left-handers called a “Bill of Lefts” which argues that left-handers should be allowed to use their left-hand when they shake hand or salute.

/Rob Nolasco. New Streetwise.

Upper Intermediate.-Oxford University Press, 2007/







Task 1. Listen to a report on left-handed people and decide if these sentences are true or false:


    1. Some left-handed people have to learn to do things twice.

    2. Left-handed children need special left-handed equipment.

    3. It’s easier for left-handed children to learn to write.

    4. About half the population is left-handed.

    5. Left-handers are usually less intelligent.

    6. Left-handers are often better at tennis.


Task 2. Complete the sentences with an appropriate word from this list:


reverse forwards anti-clockwise

sideways opposite backwards


  1. Words like level and noon are palindromes. You can read them ______ as well as ____________.

  2. tfel is an example of ____________ writing.

  3. You can buy left-hand clocks which run ______________, the natural direction for left-handers. Normal clocks run in the _____________ direction.

  4. A crab is an animal that doesn’t walk forwards or backwards, but _________.


Task 3. Put questions on the text as a plan of the discussion. Use different types of questions (5-6).


Task 4. Compositions:


  1. Does anyone in the text remind you of anyone you know?

  2. How would you solve the problem if it were?

  3. Do you know any famous left-handers? What are they famous for?






Answer keys:


Task 1. 1 +, 2 +, 3 -, 4 -, 5-, 6 +


Task 2. 1 backwards, forwards 2 reverse

3 anti-clockwise, opposite 4 sideways


Level B1+

Listening 1


Questions 1 through 3 refer to the following advertisement.

If you're looking for the facts behind the news and the meaning behind the facts, look no further The National Daily News brings it all to you. Day after day we bring you news about the movers and shakers at every level: local and state, national and international, business, sports, and entertainment. Weekly columns by nationally known journalists bring you opinions and analysis of today's top issues. Pick up your copy today, and find out why we're again the newspaper voted number one by area readers in this month's poll. The National Daily News is available at newsstands and bookstores throughout the region. Or call our office at 800-555-0234 to order a subscription and receive significant savings off the newsstand price.


Questions 4 through 6 refer to the following advertisement.

Come on down to Johnson's Emporium for the savings of a lifetime. There are only four hours left. That's right, only four hours before we close our doors forever. Everything must go. Hundreds of home furnishings remain to be sold at unbelievable prices, and every half hour we reduce the price by another ten percent. Sofas that were $500 are now just $450. One-thousand-dollar bedroom sets are going for just $900. Colonial reproduction armchairs have been reduced from $350 to $325, and the prices keep getting lower. Join your friends and neighbors who are taking advantage once-in-a-lifetime sale. Don't be the last one on your block to be left with yesterday's decor. This is your chance to redecorate at more than affordable prices. So come on down and save.


Questions 7 through 9 refer to the following advertisement.

We'll be calling you! On Super Sunday, January 15th, representatives of United Charities will make tens of thousands of calls across the nation, asking you and your fellow citizens to help those in need of shelter during the upcoming winter season. Help us make sure that no man, woman, or child will needlessly be exposed to the cold weather this year because of a lack of shelter. We will be calling to ask you to be one of the thousands of volunteers who will give generously of their time this winter. By volunteering just a few hours a month at a homeless shelter in your city, you can help make things easier for needy people during the cold weather. No experience is required. We provide all necessary training. A few hours of your time and a willingness to help are all that we ask for. Remember the date, January 15th. When we call, say "Yes, 1 can help!"










Task 1.

You will hear three (I, II, III) advertisements. At the end of each advertisement you will have to do three tasks (1, 2, 3). In each task you will find four possible answers (a, b, c, d). Decide which one is the best to match the question in the task. Circle the letter.


I.

1. What is the advertisement about?

a) a radio show c) debate

b) television d) a newspaper


2. How often is it available?

a) daily c) monthly

b) every two weeks d) weekly

3. When was it voted number one?

a) every day c) last year

b) today d) this month

II.

1. What kind of sale is it?

        1. holiday c) going-out-of-business

b) spring d) end-of-year


  1. What is for sale?

      1. homes c) clothes

      2. furniture d) clocks


  1. How much of reduction is there every half hour?

      1. 50 % c) 20 %

      2. 10 % d) 45 %


III. 1. What does the message ask the listener for?

  1. money c) food

  2. time d) office space


2. Where does Super Sunday take place?

a) across the country c) in poor areas

b) in an unfamiliar place d) in shelters


3. How many volunteers do they need?

a) hundreds c) one

b) thousands d) a few



Listening 2


FROM: Office of Risk Management

SENT: Monday, March 18, 2006

TO: All new employees

SUBJECT: Safety Regulations Training

All new employees are required to complete a training course on the safety procedures in effect at our various sites. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for obtaining permanent employment status at this company. The training course must be completed by each employee before the end of his/her six-month probationary period. This course is individualized and self-contained; consequently, you may take it at any time. It is available in the Learning Resource Center, located next to the cafeteria. The center is open from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M., making it convenient to work on the course before or after your normal work shift or during your lunch hour.

The training course combines the use of a computer and interactive CD-ROMs. You will be able to learn at your own pace. Completion of the course takes approximately 12 to 15 hours. Upon completion you will be required to assess the course using the assessment tool. A computer printout will provide you with immediate results. Anyone with a score of less than 75 percent will be required to repeat the course. If you are unfamiliar with the use of the Learning Resource Center equipment or software, staff are available to assist you.

If you have any questions regarding the purpose of this requirement or how to fulfill it, please contact the Office of Risk Management. Thank you for your cooperation.

Louisa Parks

Risk Management Officer

The Holbrook Company
















Task 2. You will listen to the following e-mail message. The teacher will read it twice. After the first reading do task 1), after the second reading do task 2).


  1. True or false:

  1. Job applicants would probably need to read this e-mail message.

  2. Recently hired employees are required to complete a training course.

  3. The course covers computer maintenance.

  4. Every employee must complete the course before the end of his/her seven-month probationary period.

  5. All new employees are required to attend the course in small groups.

  6. You can visit the Learning Resource Center only in the morning.

  7. It is convenient to work on the course during the lunch hour.

  8. The CD-Roms are located with the responsible officer.

  9. It takes a new employee about 12 to 15 hours.

  10. Everyone who scores from 75 % to 100 % will be required to repeat the course.


  1. Choose the right variant:

1. This e-mail message would be probably needed by

a. retired employees

b. recently hired employees

c. the training officer

2. The course covers

a. corporate safety procedure

b. CD-ROM technology

c. employee health

3. What is not true about the working hours of the training center?

a. It works only in the morning

b. It is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

c. It is open only at night hours.

4. The CD-Roms are located

a. in the cafeteria

b. with the responsible officer

c. next to the cafeteria

5. The required percent of the scores is

a. 75%

b. more than 75%

c. less than 75%

6. What provides new employees with immediate results?

a. CD-ROMs

b. a computer printouts

c. computers




Keys:

Listening 1

I. 1-d, 2-a, 3-d

II. 1-c, 2-b, 3-b

III. 1-b, 2-a, 3-b


Listening 2

  1. 1) -, 2) +, 3) -, 4) -, 5) -, 6) -, 7) +, 8) +, 9) +, 10) -.

  2. 1-b, 2-c, 3-b, 4-b, 5-a, 6-b.


Listening 3

Tape script 1. A number of prominent people have expressed interest in her work.

Key: 1a.


Tape script 2. If a person does not want to use his credit card on-line, he can donate funds in person.

Key: 2b


Literature: Longman Preparation Series for the New TOEIC (R).


























Level B1+


Task 3. Listen carefully to a short statement which your teacher will read only once. Then read the four sentences in your test paper and decide which one is the closest in the meaning to the statement you have heard. Mark your answer by circling the letter.

  1. a. Her work has attracted a few prominent people

b. No one has shown interest in her work.

c. A number of prominent designers have disliked her work.

d. Some outstanding artists have been shocked by her work.

  1. a. If a person does not show interest in using his credit card on line, he can

  2. donate funds by mail.

b. Unless a person wants to use his credit card online he is allowed to donate

funds in private to donate funds on his own.

c. If a person would like to donate funds, he can use his credit card on-line.

d. It is impossible to donate funds in person.
































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