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Pairwork

Worksheet 5A

Student A 1 This is the biography of Barry Hatch. Read the events in the first column. Then decide how many years ago (from today’s date) each event took place. Write your answers in the second column. Events a b c d e f g h i

How long ago?

Barry Hatch was born in Wales in June 1982. He started to ski when he was eight. He began to climb mountains at the age of nine. He went to live in Washington in 1993. He learnt how to use a computer when he was 15. He became a vegetarian when he was 18. He set up his digital company in 2004. He became a millionaire when he was 23. He bought a home in France in 2008.

2 Use the subjects below to write eight questions about Barry’s life, starting with How long … . Write your questions on each question line (Q: ?). • be married

• have a daughter

• be in love with Molly

• buy a Ferrari

• know Molly

• live in Washington

• make pocket computers

• speak French

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A: How long has Barry been married?

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3 Ask Student B your questions from exercise 2. Write their answers on each answer line (A: ) in exercise 2. B: He’s been married for seven years.

4 Answer Student B’s questions about Barry using for or since and the information in exercise 1. Use for and since four times each. B: How long has Barry been a millionaire?

A: He’s been a millionaire since he was 23.

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5 Use the information in exercises 1 and 2 to work out the order of events in Barry’s life. How old is Barry?

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Worksheet 5B

Student B 1 This is the biography of Barry Hatch. Read the events in the first column. Then decide how many years ago (from today’s date) each event took place. Write your answers in the second column. Events a b c d e f g h i

How long ago?

Barry Hatch was born in Wales in June 1982. He started to speak French in 1985. He moved to Washington when he was 11. He met his wife, Molly, at a party when he was 17. He fell in love with Molly in 2000. He got married to Molly when he was 20. He started making pocket computers a year later. He and Molly had a daughter in 2005. He bought a Ferrari when he was 25.

2 Use the subjects below to write eight questions about Barry’s life, starting with How long … . Write your questions on each question line (Q: ?). • be a millionaire

• be a vegetarian

• climb mountains

• be able to ski

• have a home in France

• use a computer

• live in Washington

• have his company

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3 Answer Student A’s questions about Barry using for or since and the information in exercise 1. Use for and since four times each.

A: How long has Barry been married?

B: He’s been married for seven years.

4 Ask Student A your questions from exercise 2. Write their answers on each answer line ) in exercise 2. (A:

B: How long has Barry been a millionaire?

A: He’s been a millionaire since he was 23.

5 Use the information in exercises 1 and 2 to work out the order of events in Barry’s life. How old is Barry?

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Pairwork 5A & 5B

Teacher’s Notes

Language How long …?, for and since

Student’s Book reference Pages 62–73

Instructions 1 Divide the class into pairs and decide who is Student A and B in each pair. Hand out one Student A worksheet and one Student B worksheet to each pair. Tell them they must not look at each other’s sheets. Ask students to look at the information they have about Barry Hatch and work out how many years ago each event took place. They write this information below How long ago? in the table in exercise 1. 2 Students use the subjects given in exercise 2 to write eight questions about Barry’s life. Each question should start with How long … ? Tell them to write their questions on the question lines (Q: ____________ ?). 3 Students take turns to ask their partner questions about Barry’s life. They should use the questions they have written in exercise 2 to do this. 4 Students use the information they have in exercise 1 in order to answer their partner’s questions. Remind them to answer using the present perfect and for or since. Point out that they may only use for and since four times each. Model the examples. Each student should write their partner’s answers on the appropriate answer lines (A: __________ ) in exercise 2. 5 When they have finished, tell students to put all the information they have about Barry Hatch’s life in chronological order. Ask the class how old Barry is now (30).

Answers Note: answers assume that the current year is 2012. Student B a 30 years ago b 27 years ago c 19 years ago d 13 years ago e 12 years ago f 10 years ago g 9 years ago h 7 years ago i 5 years ago

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1 Student A a 30 years ago b 22 years ago c 21 years ago d 19 years ago e 15 years ago f 12 years ago g 8 years ago h 7 years ago i four years ago

2, 3 and 4 Students ask questions using How long … ? and the subjects given in exercise 2. They should use the present perfect. Students answer with for or since (four times each), using the information in exercise 1 of their worksheet. They should also reply in the present perfect. 5 See exercise 1 on Worksheets 5A and 5B.

Optional activities Ask students to write all the events in Barry’s life in the correct order.

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Students imagine they are Barry and write a short text (100 words) about their life.

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