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‘THE WORLD IS A BOOK AND HE WHO DOESN’T TRAVEL ONLY READS ONE PAGE.’ St. Augustine

UNIT 2: ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE! In this unit you will: listen to an English weather forecast; read about the most horrible hotel in the UK; get to know your way around Melbourne, Australia; learn how to ask for and give directions; fill in a contact form to ask for information about your favourite holiday. Keep in mind that you will be skyping a friend to talk about your holiday in the Last Stop of this unit.

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MAIN TRACK 1 ⁄ LET’S GO ON AN ADVENTURE 1.1 ⁄ TYPES OF HOLIDAYS SPOKEN INTERACTION

1 Discuss the following questions. a What types of holiday do you know? b What do you do when you are on holiday? c What does your dream holiday look like? 2 Take a look at the types of holidays on the next few pages. Link them with a matching picture. Then describe what you see in the pictures. Type of holiday a

a skiing holiday

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a cultural holiday

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a trekking holiday

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a kayaking holiday

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3 Pick one holiday that you like and one that you dislike. Tell your partner why. Use some of the following phrases to express your preferences.

STRATEGY How to express your preferences I love … because … I’m fond of … I have a slight preference for … I prefer … / I prefer … to … I like … / I like … (much) more than … I don’t like … I hate …

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The Big Adventure Feedback rating: 96% from 5 reviews

Croatia Brac Island, Trilj Family - Summer Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 96%

14 nights, 15 days

Prog Code - TRILJ-BRAC Prices from £1398 per person Add to wishlist

If you are looking for the ultimate 14-night adventure holiday in Croatia, then look no further! Our Big Adventure program provides the perfect balance of land, river and sea based activities combined with idyllic scenery and relaxation. The first week is based inland with superb access to the gorgeous Cetina River and rolling Dalmatian countryside, making it a perfect base for your first week of adventure fun. For the second week you will be staying on the stunning island of Brac where you will have the perfect opportunity to relax in private coves & on pristine beaches. This part of the 2-week activity holiday includes sea kayaking, cycling, hiking, climbing, dinghy sailing and wind surfing. The second week is more flexible and relaxed so if anyone just wants to chill by the pool or sunbathe on the beach then that’s really no problem. This is your holiday and we want everyone to have the perfect Croatian experience. Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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Lapland Multi Snow Fun Feedback rating: 89% from 2 reviews

Finland Muonio Family - Winter Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 89%

6 nights, 7 days

Prog Code - HAR-08-FAM Prices from £1299 per person Add to wishlist

Deep within the Muonio region, you’ll be staying in the heart of Lapland, a true winter escape. Far away from daily routine, in this idyllic location, the Lappish landscape extends its wintery hand, and invites the whole family to play. Here, you’ll rediscover the harmony between man and nature, find the stillness of the frozen forest and breathe the world’s cleanest air. Either nestled in our wooden cabins or snug in our wilderness hotels, this promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Family Lapland holidays really do deliver the magic! Days are filled with meeting locals, expert guides, grazing reindeers and happy husky dogs. Our snowmobile treks offer epic thrill rides, growling power and bring the eyes to sensory overload, whilst our husky dog safaris are true wilderness tours, touching the remote snow drenched scenery in a more natural and gentle way. Evenings will be spent enjoying the lovely local foods, relaxing next to log fires or indeed in a soothing Finnish sauna. As the hours creep towards midnight, there will be much anticipation about the magical Northern lights. Staying 200km above the Arctic circle also means your family will be sleeping within the Aurora zone. It’s possible to simply step outside your accommodation and find the elusive lights, dazzling above your sleepy heads. If tradition, authenticity, magic and fun is at the core of your holiday wishlist, then our Finland family activity holidays are designed with you in mind. We hope to hear from you soon. Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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Islands, Rivers, Waterfalls Feedback rating: 96% from 3 reviews

Croatia Omis Family - Summer Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 96%

7 nights, 8 days

Prog Code - OMIS-02-FAM Prices from £599 per person Add to wishlist

Omis is a relatively undiscovered coastal city and one of the hottest destinations to try before mass tourism finds its way there. From our 20 years of experience, of designing family activity holidays in Omis, we believe that this tour delivers the 5-star experience. The design of this 8-day trip, will give your family immense pleasure, as we combine the best of land and water based activities and day tours. You’ll be gliding on sea kayaks, tracing an epic coastal route, learning about aquatic life and swimming in our own secluded coves. With our friendly guides, you’ll be discovering the nearby canyons, jumping into warm pools of water and stand at the foot of some of the region's best waterfalls. One minute you could be paddling across the sea, the next, sitting in a beautiful old town, dining on fresh food and fine wine. So, if you’re serious about our active Croatia holidays, then do talk to our travel managers. There are not many holidays, where you can say you’ve experienced blue flag beaches, national parks, canyons, river rapids and local culture all in one holiday. Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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Nature, Sports and Tranquility Feedback rating: 94% from 5 reviews

Croatia Brac Island Family - Summer Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 94%

7 nights, 8 days

Prog Code - BRAC-03-FAM Prices from £449 per person Add to wishlist

This amazing Croatia adventure holiday on Brac Island offers the perfect balance of land and water based sports. During your 8-day stay you’ll discover the calm and pure waters of the Adriatic Sea and experience true Dalmatian hospitality. Brac enjoys a year round pleasant climate, and has many cultural and historical heritage sites to explore. Whether exploring the coast or the olive fields, you’ll feel the tranquillity in this ecologically preserved environment. Brac is nicknamed the ‘island of nature & beauty’! The highest peak of the island is Vidova Gora residing 778m above sea level and offers the most spectacular panoramic views. The mountain can be discovered by car, foot or bike. Many water sports are on offer, from windsurfing to sailing – and extremely flexible for non-experienced families. So don’t be nervous when trying these new sports, as our instructors will give you the skills you need. Just bring your smiles! For families wishing to enjoy harmony in nature, secluded swim spots and active sports, then look no further than family activity holidays in Brac. Our modern apartments are the perfect base for your summer stay – tried, tested and loved. Walking distance to the sea front and within a 15-minute drive to the island’s port. Our apartments reside in picturesque villages offering the Mediterranean charm. Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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The Island Experience Feedback rating: 96% from 6 reviews

Croatia Brac Island Family - Summer Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 96%

7 nights, 8 days

Prog Code - BRAC-01-FAM Prices from £799 per person Add to wishlist

Our Croatia family activity holidays offers an unbeatable location, with blue skies and epic coastlines. Being one of the largest of the Adriatic islands, Brac is the ideal active holiday destination for water and land activities. You will have the opportunity to take to the calm waters by sea kayaking, windsurfing or dinghy sailing, which are undeniably the best ways to enjoy Croatia’s magnificent waters. Brac is a magical island with stunning scenery. Your dedicated tour leader and experienced guides will help you find the hidden gems. The island experience is designed predominantly for families with teenagers but younger families are welcome; the minimum age is 10 years! Ask our team about the teenage activity holidays we create! Green World Holidays is particularly known for pulling together like-minded families with kids of similar ages. We understand the importance of age-matching. After a day of sun and fun on the beach, each evening you can look forward to dinner together at a lovely local restaurant (only a short walk from your accommodation). During your week’s stay with us, we will introduce your family to the charms of Brac Island. On bike & foot we’ll gaze deeper into the interiors of this sparsely inhabited island, enjoy panoramic hilltop views and find secluded swim spots. We’ll paddle on warm aquatic waters and learn to master the wind in our sails. This is a magical program that will captivate and enthral even the most restless teenager or parent! We hope to see you here this coming summer. Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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Magic Morocco Feedback rating: 91% from 3 reviews

Morocco Multiple Locations Family - Year round Teenage friendly

Feedback rating: 91%

8 nights, 9 days

Prog Code - MOR-04-FAM Prices from £649 per person Add to wishlist

Are you looking for an unforgettable nine days of fun, that can truly combine excitement and relaxation? We hope you’ve answered YES, as we would love you to join our family adventure holiday in Morocco. Escape into the Sahara desert, solve the maze of streets of Marrakesh and step onto some of Hollywood’s greatest movie landscapes. This incredible family trip has been cleverly designed for both parents and kids. It’s become especially popular amongst teenage activity holidays, keeping the restless teens active and entertained. Throughout your stay you’ll be enjoying full board in many comfortable 3-star hotels, many of which have swimming pools to relax in. But of course, it wouldn’t be the nomadic adventure if there wasn’t one night under the stars amongst the sand dunes. These ancient and mystical lands, offer the ultimate Morocco activity holiday experience. To travel on this family tour your party must include a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child (aged 5-16). Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

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4 Give 5 pieces of information you get in every description.

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5 How is it said in the texts? 1 The Big Adventure is the perfect combination of land based and sea based activities.

2 The Big Adventure takes place in a really beautiful environment.

3 You don’t have to sleep at a hotel in Lapland.

4 The animals pulling the sleigh are eating grass.

5 The Dalmatian countryside is hilly.

6 There is a lot of culture in Brac.

7 The beach of Croatia has small stones instead of sand.

8 Morocco has some very old and magical places.

6 Look for the following holiday activities and highlight them in the texts. Which holiday offers these activities? 1 sleeping under the stars: 2 climbing: 3 sunbathing on the beach: 4 sailing: 5 snowmobile treks: 7 Would you enjoy these holiday activities? Explain why (not). Use appropriate expressions to state your preferences. 70

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8 Fill in the contact form to ask for more information about the type of holiday you prefer.

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Get in touch - we always love to hear from you! Discover the world, without following the masses. Green World Holidays, will show you how! We only offer destinations and products that we have personally inspected and love. Our adventure travel managers love talking travel and sharing their experiences, so please do contact us. We want to inspire you to travel.

Quick contact form *Name

How can we help you?

*Surname *E-mail *Phone Town/City How did you hear about us? o Repeat client o Word of mouth o Our newsletter o Our blog o Recent editorial o Holiday directory

o Internet search o Twitter o Google advert

o Facebook o Other

Source: www.greenworldholidays.com

DID YOU KNOW?

In English the words 'surname', 'family name' and 'last name' are used. All three have the same meaning: it is the name that people of the same family have in common. e.g. The surname of Homer Simpson is Simpson. ‘Surname’ is preferred in British English, while ‘last name’ is preferred in American English.

1.2 ⁄ THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME 1 The teacher will give you a role card. Interview your partner. 2 Read the text and answer the following questions.

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a Where does Melissa come from?

b Which means of transport did she use during her holiday?

c Which city did not make the best impression?

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d Was Melissa satisfied with her holiday? How can you tell?

The trip of a lifetime Posted by Melissa – June, 14

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This summer I went on the vacation of a lifetime. My family and I spent the first three weeks of the summer in Europe. We were there to visit family on my dad’s side, but got the chance to do a lot of sightseeing while we were there. What I didn’t enjoy was the ten-hour flight, but I’d say it was definitely worth every minute. We went to Germany and Switzerland and while there made side trips to Paris, France and Luxembourg. The countries we went to were amazing and the countryside was beautiful. Did you know that the countries of Europe are a lot different than America? The buildings for the most part are all very old, made of stone, and intricately designed. The towns were small with the buildings close together. Between towns there was rolling green countryside. Towns are not as spread out as America and streets are much more narrow. You could tell a town was coming from a mile away by the church’s steeple found in almost every town. Our first day trip was to the two-thousand-year-old town of Trier, Germany. Trier was a remarkably beautiful city. Every building in the town square had some kind of history. Every windowsill had beautiful bright red baskets of flowers hanging from them. Some of the buildings had marvelous carvings on the sides. The cathedrals were amazing too. It seemed as if every inch had some kind of intricate carving, including the ceilings. While there we also saw the Porta Nigra (Black Port), a small section of a former gateway to the city. The city was founded around 16 B.C. by the Romans. The food there was excellent and was always more than enough. They have their dinner at noon and if you want to eat between two and five you are out of luck, except for a few places that serve cake. Anything you need from a store must be gotten before nine o’ clock because there are no twenty-four hour stores and nearly all stores are closed on Sunday. Our next day trip was to the towns of Bernkastel and Cochem. Bernkastel was a cool town with lots of interesting looking buildings and these too were very historic. Just a few kilometers away was the town of Cochem which has a castle that we got to go inside of. The castle was amazing and the views were breathtaking. For miles you could see small villages surrounded by grape vines. Afterwards we had an amazing meal at a restaurant in a town called Morshels.

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That first weekend we got to go on an overnight trip to Paris. Paris was amazing but it didn’t look like I imagined. We saw the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Lake Lucerne Triumph, Louvre museum, and the famous Ritz hotel. We also got to take a boat ride on the river there. Did you know you can have dinner on the boat? We didn’t have time for that so we didn’t do that. We took a walk on the Champs Elysees and toured the amazing Notre Dame. We attended Sunday Mass there, although I didn’t understand a word of it! Paris was also very loud, crazy, and busy.

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On another day we went to the town of Idar Oberstein, a jewelry making town. They are famous for making jewelry from rocks in the mountainside. There is a castle there too and a church built right into the side of the mountain.

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We spent our last full day there in the country of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is very different from what we saw in Germany. Luxembourg still has a palace with a Duke and Duchess and it has a guard out front.

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After a tearful goodbye in Germany we left for Switzerland. Our time there while shorter was also amazing. We took a train ride to Zurich and spent our first day there shopping in all the big city shops. I didn’t get everything I wanted! Then we got to drive through the mountains over the Susten pass. The weather was not that great, but it was still wonderful. In my grandpa’s home town we went inside two castles that he used to go in as a child. Our last full day we went to the city of Lucerne and looked out over the lake and river there and spent nearly the whole day buying souvenirs before we had to return for a big family dinner where there were four generations of my family.

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Even though the weather was not the best while we were there, we had the best time we could’ve possibly had and I hope one day very soon I can go back to the wonderful sights and people. (Melissa)

to carve: to cut out from wood or stone church’s steeple: pointed tower of the church former: previous, in the past grape vines: plants that grow grapes to produce wine intricately: with a lot of detail

Source: www.teenink.com

3 Read the text a second time and answer the following questions.

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a Melissa compares Europe to the USA. What are the differences in her opinion?

b What did Melissa visit in Paris?

c Make the itinerary (plan of travel) of Melissa’s holiday.

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1.3 ⁄ LAST SUMMER I WENT ON … 1 What time period does Melissa refer to? past – present – future 2 When Melissa described her trip around Europe, she used a specifi c tense. Highlight fi ve examples in the fi rst paragraph in yellow. 3 Highlight three examples in the text in green of how Melissa said something negative. 4 Highlight the two questions Melissa asks in blue.

GRAMMAR The tense Melissa used to talk about her past experience is called

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1.3.1 ⁄ TALKING ABOUT THE PAST: AFFIRMATIVE 1 Have a closer look at the examples you highlighted in question 2 above. Write them in the correct column below. Past simple Regular verbs

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2 What is the rule? Form of past simple: affi rmative sentences Regular verbs

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STRATEGY Knowing the irregular verbs by heart is an absolute must! Do you find it hard to study? Divide the list into smaller parts (e.g. 7 verbs) and study one part every day.

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3 Look at the following verbs. Write down the past simple tense. Then complete the rule. Verb

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Rule verb ends with a vowel and l > verb + led

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Rule verb ends with a vowel and c:

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DID YOU KNOW?

In British English travelled is the past simple tense of to travel. In American English it is spelled traveled.

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4 You want to explain to your friends what you did on holiday. Look at the pictures and write down what you did.

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DID YOU KNOW?

In English the days of the week are written with a capital letter: Monday, Tuesday ‌ Also the months of the year get a capital letter in English: January, February, March ...

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5 Think about what you did yesterday. Write a short paragraph (about 40-50 words) describing what you did, when you did it and where you did it.

6 Now talk about what you did yesterday with your partner. Is there anything you have in common? If so, what?

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1.3.2 â „ TALKING ABOUT THE PAST: NEGATIVE 1 Write your examples from question 3 (1.3 page 74) in the grid below. Then complete the rule.

Form of past simple: negative sentences

2 Write full sentences using the past simple tense in the negative form. 1 You / travel / not / to India / last year.

2 Amina / move / not / to Italy.

3 Kajal and Peter / get lost / not / in Oxford.

4 We / panic / when we / miss / not / the plane.

5 I / arrive / not / at the hotel / on time.

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3 Choose a picture below and match it to the correct activity. Then let your partner form a negative sentence. a scuba diving

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1.3.3 ⁄ TALKING ABOUT THE PAST: QUESTIONS 1 Write the two questions from question 4 (1.3 page 74) below, then complete the rule.

Form of past simple: questions

2 Make questions using the information. Then answer using a short answer. 1 visit / you / a museum / in France / two weeks ago?

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Carol and Diego / write / a postcard / from Brazil?

4 Omar / bring / souvenirs / from Beijing?

5 Matteo / go scuba diving / in Egypt?

3 Think of a celebrity who is no longer alive. Then ask questions in the past to fi nd out who your partner has in mind and take turns.

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e.g. Robin Williams - Did he win any Oscars? 4 Form groups. Your teacher will give you a board game and the rules on how to play it.

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2 ⁄ WHERE CAN I STAY? 2.1 ⁄ STAYING AT A HOTEL 1 What types of accommodation have you stayed in?

SPOKEN INTERACTION

2 Give one positive and one negative aspect of each type of accommodation.

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2.2 ⁄ THE GROTTY GROSVENOR HOTEL 1 Discuss the following questions.

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a Have you ever checked online reviews before buying something? b If so, which websites did you use? c Are those reviews trustworthy? Why? d Have you ever stayed at a hotel, youth hostel or camping that wasn’t clean? What was your reaction? e Would you warn other people not to go there? Why (not)? 2 There are hotels in all kinds of types and price ranges. Some are very luxurious, while others only cover the bare necessities. And some … cover nothing at all! Read the newspaper article about the Grosvenor in Blackpool and say whether the following statements are true or false. Indicate in the text where you found the answer. True 1

The Grosvenor is far away from Blackpool Tower.

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Two out of the ten worst hotels in Europe are located in the United Kingdom.

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The Grosvenor takes pride in its cleanliness.

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Dudley Osborn thinks it is not a good idea to trust TripAdvisor reviews.

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Faulty Towers: Grotty Grosvenor in Blackpool voted filthiest hotel in Europe The beauty of the Grosvenor Hotel is that it’s within spitting distance of Blackpool Tower. The bad news for guests is that the windows are so filthy you can hardly see it. Visitors used TripAdvisor to complain of pokey, smelly rooms, stained bedding, mouldy walls, and beds ‘like park benches’. The comments were backed up with shocking pictures of filthy ceilings, broken toilets and smashed power sockets. But the Grosvenor - which charges £25 per person per night - is not the only British hotel held up for its lack of cleanliness. Astonishingly, all but two of Europe’s worst ten are in the UK. Of the 33 customers who reviewed the twostar Grosvenor in Albert Road, only three had anything good to say about their stay, with 28 indicating they had a ‘terrible’ time.

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Several visitors said it was the worst hotel they had ever stayed in. Despite the hotel claiming that ‘cleanliness is our priority’, several disgruntled guests wrote that it was ‘filthy’ and ‘disgusting’. One wrote: ‘As I opened the door I was greeted by a damp wall and ceiling, tiles falling from the bathroom ceiling, holes in power sockets which were clearly visible (in a family room), the TV cable was hanging down loose, with no remote control. ‘As for the Tower view - the windows were so filthy that we could not even see the road!’ Another said the hotel lift was ‘more frightening’ than rides at the Pleasure Beach.

are based on anecdotal evidence, they are not an exact science,’ he said. Sunny Khajuria, who bought the Grosvenor six months ago, admitted it was a ‘mess’ but that they were in the process of renovating. ‘There are 47 rooms and we can’t do it overnight,’ he said. ‘We are now putting things right and are in contact with the guests who posted negative views to ask them how they’d like us to improve.’ TripAdvisor sifted through more than 30 million evaluations worldwide. It also compiled dirty lists for America, Canada and Asia.

Second on the TripAdvisor roll of shame is a hotel in Budoni, Italy, but this is quickly followed by the Park Hotel, in Victoria, London, where guests complained of an ‘overwhelming’ smell and being bitten by bed bugs. Dudley Osborn, of the British Hospitality Association, which represents UK hoteliers, admitted there were some ‘grotty establishments’ in Britain, but warned that TripAdvisor was a subjective website which was open to abuse. ‘Its reviews

anecdotal evidence: people adding personal stories rather than keeping to the facts bed bugs: small animals that live in a mattress damp: moist, wet disgruntled: unhappy, unsatisfied mouldy walls: walls with mould on them (‘schimmel’) pokey: very small

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

3 Read the article a second time and answer the following questions. a Is the Grosvenor the only hotel in the UK that made the top 10 list of worst hotels in Europe?

b Highlight in the text what the rooms of the hotel look like. c Is there any hope for the Grosvenor?

4 How is it said in the text? 1 The hotel is really close to Blackpool Tower.

2 The beds are really uncomfortable.

3 The hotel lift is not safe.

4 It takes a long period of time to renovate all the hotel rooms.

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2.3 ⁄ BOOKING A HOLIDAY 1 Go back to 1.1 (page 67) and pick the most suitable holiday for you. Fill in the 7 steps of the booking form using the role card the teacher will give you.

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Booking form Hello there, thank you for choosing our travel company. This is the offi cial booking form for Green World Holidays (a trading name of Vamos Travel Ltd). Please complete all the blank fi elds, where appropriate to your booking. If unsure of anything – please call our offi ces. We are always here to help.

Step 1 - Personal details *Name

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on behalf of all persons on this booking form I understand that this booking is made subject to Vamos Travel ltd. terms and conditions of booking, which I have read and agree to. I understand that I and all persons named on the booking form, will be bound by them. *Today’s date

*Your address

*Postcode

*Town (place) name

*E-mail address

*Mobile number

2nd contact number

*UK contact whilst abroad

*Date of arrival

*Destination/s

*Date of return

*Client I.D. number

Step 2 - Who’s going As evidence of communicating our terms and conditions with the group, the following details are required Travellers details Full name

D.O.B. eg 15/5/1972

Address or e-mail

Full name

D.O.B. eg 15/5/1972

Address or e-mail

Full name

D.O.B. eg 15/5/1972

Address or e-mail

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Step 3 - Room requirements Type of room

How many?

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Type of room

How many?

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+ ADD ROOM Step 4 - Food requirements & health notes If you have any special meal requirements or need to notify us about the health of anyone please write this here. It is important that you give us as much detail as possible.

Step 5 - Travel insurance o I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to book the correct activity & travel insurance for myself and all

people travelling as part of this booking, complying with the Vamos Travel ltd terms and conditions. Name of insurance provider

Policy number

o Tick here if you are still looking for an insurance provider.

Remember to check with your insurance provider, that any activities booked are covered in your insurance policy. If unsure of the technical level of any of our activities, please do contact your travel manager.

Step 6 - Additional comments/requirements Please make us aware of any special requests you have. Do inform us in as much detail as possible if any participants require special assistance. If any participant has any health issues, please do inform us in advance of travelling.

Step 7 - Terms and conditions o *I have read and understood the terms & conditions. o I would like to be updated with your newsletters.

Source: www.greenworldholidays.com/booking-form/

2 Role play a telephone conversation with a friend and explain to your partner which holiday you have chosen and why.

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3 ⁄ A MYSTERY TRIP 3.1 ⁄ 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES 1 Discuss the following questions.

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a Have you ever travelled abroad? b Have you ever travelled without your parents? c Were/are you afraid of going abroad alone? Why (not)?

13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES BY MAUREEN JOHNSON

Seventeen-year-old Ginny is living a rather normal, quiet life in New Jersey until a letter arrives from her strange Aunt Peg. The letter contains a thousand dollars in cash and instructions: get a passport, book a one-way flight to London, then go to an address in New York to pick up a package before heading to the airport. Aunt Peg also lists specific rules: Take only what fits in a backpack. Leave credit cards, money, camera, cell phone, and laptop at home, and have no contact by electronic means from Europe with anyone in America. Source: www.admin.teenreads.com/reviews

2 Read the fi rst extract from the novel and then discuss these questions.

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a Would you follow these instructions? b What rule would be the most difficult to follow? c Would you survive a holiday without any money, your phone or laptop? d If this were you, what items would you pack in your backpack and why?

Dear Ginger, I have never been a great follower of rules. You know that. So it’s going to seem a little odd that this letter is full of rules I’ve written and that I need you to follow. ‘Rules to what?’ you have to be asking yourself. You always did ask good questions. Remember how we used to play the ‘today I live in’ game when you were little and used to come visit me in New York? (I think I liked ‘I live in Russia’ best. We always played that one in winter. We’d go to see the Russian art collection at the Met, stomp through the snow in Central Park, then go to that little Russian restaurant in the Village that had those really good pickles and that weird hairless poodle who sat in the window and barked at cabs.) I’d like to play that game one more time – except now we’re going to be a little more literal. Today’s game is ‘I live in London.’ Notice that I have included $1000 in cash in this envelope. This is for a passport, a one-way ticket from New York to London, and a backpack. (Keep a few bucks for a cab to the airport.) Upon booking the ticket, packing the backpack, and hugging everyone good-bye, I want you to go to New York City. Specifically, I want you to go to 4th Noodle, the Chinese restaurant under my apartment. Something is waiting there for you. Go to the airport right from there.

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You will be gone for several weeks, and you will be travelling in foreign lands. These are the aforementioned rules that will guide your travels: You may bring only what fits in your backpack. Don’t try to fake it out with a purse or a carry-on. Rule #2: You may not bring guidebooks, phrase books, or any kind of foreign language aid. And no journals. Rule #3: You cannot bring extra money or credit/debit cards, traveler’s checks, etc. I’ll take care of all that. Rule #4: No electronic crutches. This means no laptop, no cell phone, no music, and no camera. You can’t call home or communicate with people in the U.S. by Internet or telephone. Postcards and letters are acceptable and encouraged. That’s all you need to know for now. See you at 4th Noodle.

Rule #1:

Love, Your Runaway Aunt Source: Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes

3 You are sending your friend on a mystery trip. Make a list of 5 rules, just like Ginny’s aunt did.

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4 Now read the second extract and answer the questions. a When is Ginny allowed to open the envelopes?

b How is Ginny travelling from the airport to where she’ll be staying?

c What is Ginny supposed to do when she’s at 54a Pennington Street?

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What if I just went to Europe? I had purchased my ticket to London. I borrowed $500 from a friend to do it. I gave myself three days to get everything settled. I picked up the phone to call you a few times, but I didn’t know what to say. Where I was going…why…I had no answers. And I didn’t know how long I’d be gone. This is the position you are in right now. You are about to go to England with no idea of what’s in store for you. Your path, your instructions, are in these envelopes. Here’s the catch: You may only open them one at a time and only once you’ve completed the task in each letter. I am relying on your honesty – you could open them all now, and I’d certainly never know. But I’m serious, Gin. It won’t work unless you open them exactly as I’ve said. On landing, your first task is to get from the airport to where you’ll be staying. To do this, you’ll need to take the underground, otherwise known as the tube (in American, the subway). I’ve enclosed a £10 note for this. It’s the purple thing with the queen on it. You need to get to the stop called Angel, which is on the Northern Line. You’ll be in a part of London called Islington. When you get out, you’ll be on Essex Road. Go right. Walk for about a minute until you reach Pennington Street. Hang left and look for 54a. Knock. Wait for someone to open the door. Rinse and repeat as necessary until the door opens. Love, Your Runaway Aunt Source: Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes

3.2 ⁄ TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE In 13 Little Blue Envelopes Aunt Peg tells Ginny what to do in the future. Aunt Peg uses different ways of talking about the future. 1 Highlight the examples in three different colours in these sentences from the text. Sentence 1

It’s going to seem a little odd that this letter is full of rules.

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I’d like to play that game one more time – except now we’re going to be a little more literal

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You will be gone for several weeks, and you will be travelling in foreign lands

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It won’t work unless you open them exactly as I’ve said

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On landing, your first task is to get from the airport to where you’ll be staying

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To do this, you’ll need to take the underground, otherwise known as the tube (in American, the subway)

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3.2.1 ⁄ ‘GOING TO-FUTURE’ 1 There are two examples in the Aunt Peg’s text of a ‘going to-future’. Add 2 more examples of your own. Subject

form of ‘to be’ (present simple)

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2 Why do we use the ‘going to-future’ in these examples?

3 Look at the following examples. Why is the ‘going to-future’ used here? a Jonah is going to start medical school next year. b It’s my birthday this weekend, but I’m not going to throw a party this time. I am going to stay at home.

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for several weeks.

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your travels.

2 Why is the ‘will’ future used in these examples?

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3 Negative forms and questions. Look at the examples. Complete the rule. Then add your own examples. Positive statement

Negative statement

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Sharon will come to my house.

Sharon will not come to my house. Sharon won’t come to my house.

Will Sharon come to my house?

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4 Write 3 positive statements and 3 negative statements about what your life will look like in 10 years. Positive statements

Negative statements

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2 Why is the future continuous used in these examples?

3 Work with a partner. Predict what the life of your partner will be like at the age of 30. Write down at least six predictions using an appropriate future form. Then tell your partner what you think.

4 ⁄ NAVIGATING THE CITY 4.1 ⁄ ASKING AND GIVING DIRECTIONS When you’re on holiday you go to cities you have never been to before. When you want to visit a tourist attraction, you will have to ask for directions.

STRATEGY Asking and giving directions Asking directions Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to …? I’m looking for … Do you know where I can find …? How far is it to ...?

Giving directions Walk / drive past … Take the first left / right. Go straight ahead at … Cross the road / street. It’s about one mile.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that 1 mile is about 1.6 kilometres? The mile is often used in the UK and the USA. So when it is a 100-mile drive to your destination, it is actually 160 kilometres.

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SPOKEN INTERACTION

Take a look at the map of Christchurch. Can you help? a I’m Daniel, a tourist visiting Christchurch. I just came off the bus at the coach parking and I’m looking for the Tourist Information Centre? Can you help me?

b Please help! I was walking in the Priory Gardens when I noticed someone had stolen my purse! Can you show me how to get to the police station?

c Excuse me, I’m standing on Waterloo Bridge and I need to go to the toilet. Can you please help me?

PRIORY GARDENS COACH PARKING

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4.2 ⁄ INTRODUCING MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 1 Watch the introductory clip on Melbourne and indicate whether the following statements are true or false. True 1

Melbourne is situated in the state of Victoria.

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Melbourne has 4.2 million inhabitants.

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Melbourne became one of the wealthiest cities in the world because of its diamonds.

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Melbourne has the most extensive streetcar network in the world.

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Melbourne is famous for its fantastic restaurants.

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The streets of Melbourne smell of marvellous tea.

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Australians use the world ‘strally’ to refer to anything that is Australian.

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Melbourne is most famous for its bathing boxes at Brighton Beach.

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2 Take a look at the map of Melbourne (page 93). Indicate three places that were mentioned in the video. 3 Find your way across Melbourne using the same map.

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a You are standing on the crossing of Bourke Street (D3) and Harbour Esplanade (D3) near Etihad Stadium (D3) and you want to go to the South Wharf Promenade (F4). b From Carlton Gardens (B8) you want to go to Melbourne Central (C6). c You are on Fawkner Street (F7) on West Bank and you want to go to Federation Square (E7). 4 Pick three attractions that you would like to see in Melbourne and guide your partner around, then take turns.

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5 ⁄ WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? 5.1 ⁄ WATCHING THE WEATHER FORECAST 1 Watch the weather forecast and write down as many weather conditions as you can.

DID YOU KNOW?

listening

Wh at is bullet writ ing? • no full senten ces • only the esse nce • eas y to stru ctu re • eas y to follo w • like this exa mp le!

Did you know that people in the USA use Fahrenheit (°F) instead of Celsius (°C)? When it is 68°F, it’s actually just 20°C. When it is 0°C it is 32°F.

2 Write out the weather forecast for the following cities using the information in the images taken from a weather app. Do so in bullet writing. a Bouvet Island, Antarctica

Early am

Today

Wed

Thu

Fri

Aug 26

Aug 26

Aug 27

Aug 28

Aug 29

Partly cloudy

A little afternoon snow

An am fl urry; mostly cloudy

Snow, ice late in the day

A wintry mix in the afternoon

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-3° Lo -5°

0° Lo -3°

-2° Lo -4°

Lo

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b Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early am

Today

Wed

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Fri

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Aug 26

Aug 27

Aug 28

Aug 29

Cloudy with a few showers

Rain becoming heavy at times

a shower in places

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30° Lo 24°

33° Lo 24°

A couple of Cloudy, a shower showers and in the pm thunderstorms Lo

24°

30° Lo 24°

c Lakeland, Florida, USA

Today

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Aug 25

Aug 26

Aug 27

Aug 28

Aug 29

Not as hot

Partly sunny

An afternoon thunderstorm

Times of clouds and sun

A couple of pm t-storms

90° Lo 72°

91° Lo 71°

92° Lo 73°

92° Lo 73°

92° Lo 74°

Source: www.accuweather.com

3 Choose one of these cities and present the weather forecast like a true weather girl or guy!

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SUMMARY 1 ⁄ GRAMMAR 1.1 ⁄ PAST SIMPLE PAST

NOW

FUTURE

Form

Example

+

subject + verb + ed

Peter played soccer when he was a child.

-

subject + did not / didn’t + verb

Peter didn’t play soccer when he was a child.

?

Did + subject + verb

Did Peter play soccer when he was a child?

The form of the past simple of irregular verbs is unpredictable. You have to learn the list by heart. A negative statement or question with an irregular verb also follows the ‘to do (did/didn’t) + verb’ rule. Use 1 We use the past simple to talk about an action in the past that is completely over at the moment of speaking. e.g. I went to Venice last year. 2 We also use the past simple for past habits or routines. In this case we can also use ‘used to + verb’. e.g. My family used to go to France during the summer holidays when I was young.

1.2 ⁄ FUTURE FORMS 1.2.1 ⁄ GOING TO-FUTURE Form

Example

+

subject + ‘to be’ in present simple + going to + verb

I am going to sing at my brother's wedding.

-

subject + ‘not to be’ in present simple + going to + verb

You are not going to sing at your brother's wedding.

?

‘to be’ in present simple + subject + going to + verb

Are you going to sing at your brother's wedding?

Use 1 We use the ‘going to-future’ to make a prediction for the future based on evidence in the present. e.g. That woman is going to have a baby in a few days. 2 We also use the 'going to future' for intentions and fi xed plans in the future. e.g. I’m going to study law next year.

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1.2.2 ⁄ FUTURE SIMPLE

PAST

NOW

FUTURE

Form

Example

+

subject + will + verb

I will feed the dog.

-

subject + will not (won’t) + verb

I will not feed the dog. I won’t feed the dog.

?

Will + subject + verb

Will you feed the dog?

Use 1 We use the future simple to express that you think an action will take place in the future. e.g. I think I will be a politician later. 2 We use the future simple for predictions. e.g. In 5 years time we will all have smartphones. 3 We use the future simple for spontaneous decisions or promises. e.g. Don't worry, I'll help you with those heavy bags.

1.2.3 ⁄ FUTURE CONTINUOUS

PAST

NOW

FUTURE

Form

Example

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subject + will be + present participle (verb + ing)

I will be working in the garden when you come home.

-

subject + will not be + present participle (verb + ing)

I will not be working in the garden when you come home.

?

Will + subject + be + present participle (verb +ing)

Will you be working in the garden when I come home?

Use 1 We use the future continuous to express what will take place in the future with stress on the duration of the action: it is an activity in progress in the future. e.g. We will be waiting at the airport when you arrive. 2 It is also used to talk about plans or arrangements. e.g. This time tomorrow you will be meeting that famous actor.

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1.3 â &#x201E; IRREGULAR VERBS: PAST SIMPLE

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Past simple

Base form

Past simple

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lose make mean meet pay put read ride rise run say see seek sell send set show shut sing sink sit sleep slide speak split stand steal stick strike swear swim take teach tear tell think throw understand undertake upset wake wear win wind

lost made meant met paid put read rode rose ran said saw sought sold sent set showed shut sang sank sit slept slid spoke split stood stole stuck struck swore swam took tought tore told thought threw understood undertook upset woke wore won wound

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2 ⁄ VOCABULARY 2.1 ⁄ DESCRIBING HOLIDAYS 2.1.1 ⁄ TYPES OF HOLIDAYS

ADVENTURE HOLIDAY

BEACH HOLIDAY

CITY BREAK / CITY TRIP

CRUISE

LUXURY TRAVEL

WINTER HOLIDAY

DOG SLEDDING

PARASAILING

SNOWBOARDING

SKIING

SCUBA DIVING

SWIMMING

SIGHTSEEING

RAFTING

ROCK CLIMBING

2.1.2 ⁄ HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

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2.2 ⁄ STAYING AT A HOTEL

100

HOTEL LOBBY

RECEPTION

This hotel lobby is elegant and beautifully decorated.

This hotel is modern, bright and spacious.

REVOLVING DOOR

LIFT / ELEVATOR

SPA CENTRE AND SWIMMING POOL

HOTEL DINING ROOM

THE GYM

ROOM SERVICE

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1 2

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1 SHOWER (1) AND BATH (2)

A HOTEL SUITE WITH A DOUBLE BED (1)

TOILET (3)

AND ENSUITE BATHROOM (2)

TOWELS (4) WASHBASIN (5)

SINGLE BED

TWIN BEDS

DOUBLE BED

2.3 â &#x201E; THE WEATHER Types of weather

Wind

Rainfall

Snow

sunny

wind

drizzle

snow

partly clouded / cloudy

a breeze

light rain

frost

clouded / cloudy

a gale

moderate rain

hail

foggy

a storm

pouring rain

ice

dry

a hurricane

showers

freezing

monsoon

a blizzard

hot cold wet thunderstorm

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2.4 ⁄ TRAFFIC 12 9

2

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11 a

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a pavement a T-junction / a Y-junction 8 a junction 9 a railway station 10 a post office

12 a

petrol station parking space 13 a car park 14 a bus stop

2.5 ⁄ USEFUL PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS Expressing preferences: likes and dislikes I hate … I don’t like … I like … / I like … (much) more than … I prefer … / I prefer … to … / I have a (slight) preference for … I’m fond of … I love … Asking and giving directions Asking directions

Giving directions

Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to ...? I’m looking for ... Do you know where I can find ...? How far is it to ...? Can you show me on the map? Am I on the right road for ...?

Walk / drive past ... Take the first/second ... left/right. Go straight ahead at ... Keep going for another mile. Cross the road / street. It’s about one mile. Follow the signs for ...

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ON DIFFERENT TRACKS 1 Talk to your partner about what you see in the following photographs. Mention the activities going on, the weather, the type of holiday and a possible location.

SPOKEN INTERACTION

1

2

3

2 Fill in the correct form of the verb in the past simple form.

My worst vacation ever!!! It (1 to be) a day to remember. It was a rainy Friday. My best friend, my mom and I (2 to be) on a flight to North Carolina. Originally we (3 to plan) for Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Mom (4 to book) the flight not knowing it (5 to be) a three-hour ride from Raleigh Airport. Our disaster (6 to start) when my best friend, who had never been on a plane, she (7 to get) scared, upon our boarding the plane. She (8 to run) to the ladies’ room. Mom (9 to try) to comfort her, however, by the time she (10 to get) back on the line every one already (11 to board) the plane. We (12 to miss) our seven pm flight. We (13 to have) to be on standby for the next flight. We (14 to stand) in the airport until eleven pm before we were able to get on a flight to North Carolina. Upon our arrival at Raleigh Airport it was already one am in the morning. Now our destination was supposed to be Myrtle Beach South Carolina. We (15 to try) getting a taxi, but no one (16 to want) to take a three-hour trip. We (17 to stay) until daybreak. Mom (18 to recall) she had a friend living there. Mom (19 to explain) the situation we were faced with. Finally after sitting in the airport for four hours, her friend (20 to pick) us up. « Previous article

Next article »

Source: www.teenink.com

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3 Write a short paragraph (40-50 words) about what you did last weekend.

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4 Write the correct hotel term in the sentences below. 1 When you enter a hotel, you go to the desk or           

to register.

2 When you are in your room and you need something, you can call            . 3 When you’re staying on the tenth floor, you will be happy to use the           

to

get to your room. 4 Luxury hotels have a            where you can get a massage or use the jacuzzi. 5 When you share a room with someone but you don’t want to sleep in the same bed, you ask for            . 6 Big hotels have a door where you can keep going around. We call that a            .

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7 When you want to have dinner in the hotel, you go to the            . 8 The           

is the place in your room where you can neatly put your clothes.

9 When you want to get some fresh air without leaving your room, you can go on the            . 10 The place where people can sit to read the newspaper or wait near the entrance of the hotel is called the            . 11 Most hotels offer really big rooms, often with a separate bedroom and sitting room. We call such a room a            . 12 When you want to do sports in the hotel, you can go to the swimming pool or the             . 5 Write affirmative sentences in the future simple. 1 (He / write / his third novel / next year)

2 (They / climb / the hill / at sunset)

3 (I / go / to school / in a new town)

6 Write negative sentences in the future simple. 1 I (be / not happy)  2 Sue (bake / not)  3 We (have saved / not)  4 You (swim / not) 

about that. a cake tomorrow. enough money for a new car. in that dangerous lake.

7 Write questions in the future simple. 1 (you / have some more tea)

2 (what / be the difference / us)

3 (what / you / study / at university?)

4 (when / we / download / the new series)

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8 Fill in the correct form. Choose between the future simple and the ‘going to-future’. 1 Look out! That bus

(turn) left.

2 When

(sun, shine)? Hang on, the sun (shine) in a minute.

3 Stand up so that pregnant lady has a seat in the bus. She (have) a baby real soon. 4

(have) tea or coffee?

5

(use) this spoon?

9 Fill in the correct form. Choose between the future simple and the future continuous. 1 Are you sure your parents

(make) it in time? Yes, definitely.

They

(stand) in the arrival hall when our plane lands.

2 My father

(build) a new garden shed in the summer.

3 I can’t stop thinking that I

(sit) on the beach this time next week.

4 Mom

(do) the washing tomorrow.

5 I'm sure my sister and Khaleb

some Russian before they move to

Moscow.

© Hugh Mortimer

10 Give the correct word for what you see in the pictures.

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SPOKEN INTERACTION

11 Explain the route to your partner using the map of Portland below. Then take turns. a You’re standing at Grove Road (B3) and you urgently need to go to the toilet. b You’re standing at the parking lot in Castletown (A3) and you want to go to the nearest supermarket. c You’re standing at Weston Road (C3) and you want to go to the Tourist Information and Visitor Centre (D2). d You’re at the parking lot at Weston (C3) and you want to go to the National Sailing Academy (A2). 1

2

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Portland Castle

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Hallelujah Bay

Newground

Drill Hall Stone Exhibition

Summer Market on Tuesdays

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Dive Operators

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Avalanche Church

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Source: www.portlandbikehire.com

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12 San Francisco (West Coast, USA) is a very popular tourist destination. Match these ‘must see’ attractions with their explanation.

1

2

CABLE CARS

reading

3

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

4

ALCATRAZ

5

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

UNION SQUARE

A This area is the most visited section of San Francisco. Here you can enjoy street performers, fresh seafood, unique shops and visit the sea lion colony on the west side of Pier 39. B This bridge is known all over the world. It was built in 1937 and it has a length of more than 2.7 km. C This area is located in the heart of the city and is known for its fantastic shopping. D This means of transportation is a national historic landmark. It is the world’s last permanently manually operated means of transportation. E This very small island used to be the home for criminals like Al Capone. The prison that was built on the island was said to be inescapable. 1

2

3

4

5

13 Indicate 5 ‘must see’ attractions on the map of San Francisco. Then write out a city tour that holds all 5 of them. Write down the route in bullets.

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14 Watch the introductory clip on San Francisco. Are the following statements true or false? Correct if they are wrong.

listening

True False 1

San Francisco is located in California about 350 kilometres from L.A.

2

The most interesting activity in Union Square is watching people.

3

Chinatown is located south of Union Square.

4

Pier 39 is quite far from the Embarcadero.

5

Alcatraz was used as a prison until 1863.

6

the Palace of Fine Arts was built in beaux-arts.

7

From the Golden Gate Bridge you can have a view over the Pacific Ocean.

8

Some trees at the park are a century old.

15 Look up this week’s weather forecast for San Francisco on www.accuweather.com and write it out in bullets.

writing

16 Look at the reviews of the ‘Old Black Horse‘, a hotel located in Oxford. Read them and summarize the positive and negative sides of the ‘Old Black Horse’. Work on a separate piece of paper.

writing

Use some of the following adjectives in your text. busy – cheap – comfortable – cosy – elegant – expensive – hospitable – luxurious – neat – new – noisy – old – old-fashioned – quiet – romantic – shabby – tasteful – terrible – traditional – warm – welcoming

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50 people have reviewed this hotel Traveler rating

See reviews for

Excellent

2

Very good

13

Average

9

Poor

12

Terrible

14

Rating summary

Families

12

Couples

19

Solo

1

Business

12

Write a review

Location Sleep quality Rooms Service Value Cleanliness

‘Good old-fashioned value …’ Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

17th century coaching inn, which now finds itself on top of a busy main route into Oxford. Very welcoming once you are inside though, which includes the friendly and helpful staff… the landlord had most kindly even planned a route map for me to use the next day in order to travel to an interview! I stayed in room 5, which is really nicely refurbished in style to complement the character of the inn. However, the wifi is very unreliable in this room … keeps dropping the signal constantly. I would suggest that if you are visiting on business that you ask for a lower floor, where maybe the wifi would have a better signal. (As an emergency, 'Subway' across the road has perfect wifi signal). Apart from the wifi issue, you really can’t fault this inn. It’s very conveniently situated for Oxford City Centre, and the fact that it has its own car park is a bonus. Substantial breakfast too.

‘Old Black Horse – Oxford’ Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at this pub June 20th. Very well located - approx 10 minutes from the centre and a stone's throw away from our favourite Moroccon restaurant ‘Kasbah’! Very friendly staff/landlord and the room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included in the price but we missed it both mornings due to prior commitments. The pub had its own car parking for residents which was a real bonus. Due to the warm weather we slept with the window open which proved a little noisy due to the room overlooking the main road- it didn’t bother me but some people may find it difficult. All in all I would recommend the Black Horse for price, location and friendliness. We will definitely stay there again.

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Location

Rooms

Service

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‘No lights working’   Reviewed November 5, 2013

The lights of the room were not working. We asked the service to repair it, but they put off the reparation. Finally they did not repair it in 5 days!!! The hotel was clean, but a little noisy. It’s well connected to the city centre. Stayed October 2013, traveled with family Value

Sleep Quality

Cleanliness

Location

Rooms

Service

‘Good location but noisy’   Reviewed September 9, 2013

Almost centre of Oxford, lovely and very clean room however the rest of the hotel could do with a make over. Had booked 2 nights. This has got 4 stars from the tourist board how I don’t know, I would give it a good 2 stars. Pros: Good location Very nice and clean room Free cark park Cons: Rest of hotel needs make over - dirty old carpets in hall especially Is a pub with rooms above it - so no reception, reception is the bar and the barman. Value

Sleep Quality

Cleanliness

Location

Rooms

Service

Source: www.tripadvisor.com

Yes, I did.

I think I did.

?

Summary: reviews of the ‘Old Black Horse’ checklist

No, I didn’t know how to do so. ✗

What my partner says. ✓?✗

1 I read all reviews of the Old Black Horse. 2 I made a selection of the most common positive and negative sides. 3 I used some of the adjectives that were given. 4 I wrote a summary of 5-8 sentences (about 50 words) that reflects people’s opinions about the hotel. 5 I checked my text before handing it in. Feedback:

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TASK

LAST STOP SKYPING AROUND THE GLOBE

Date:

You are on holiday in a wonderful city somewhere in the world. You’re halfway through your holiday and you want to skype with a friend who is somewhere else in the world. You don’t know who you will be talking to beforehand! 1 Have a conversation with your friend.

SPOKEN INTERACTION

a Discuss 3 must-sees that you visited in the first week. Name:

b Talk about 3 plans for the second week. c Tell your friend what kinds of accommodation you stayed in last week. d Tell your friends where you will be staying next week. e Tell your friend what the weather was like last week and what the forecast is for the following days. f

The conversation should take 3 to 5 minutes.

2 You get 15 minutes to prepare your side of the speaking exercise in bullet writing.

writing

3 What does the audience do? You will actively listen to the other students and:

listening

a fill in the information grid the teacher will give you. b give feedback on the skyping task. Yes, I did. I think so. No, I didn’t. ✓ ? ✗

Class:

Preparation 1 I checked the internet/factsheet for interesting information about my city. 2 The weather conditions are realistic for my city. 3 I wrote my part of the conversation in bullets. 4 I practised what I wanted to say.

Number:

Content 1 I spoke for 3-5 minutes. 2 I discussed all the items: – 3 past and 3 future activities – accommodation – past weather and weather forecast Language use 1 I used the past simple correctly. 2 I used the future forms correctly. 3 I use the appropriate vocabulary. Feedback:

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TRACK YOUR PROGRESS very well

OK

Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion should improve

very well

should improve

Name: Class:

OK

My opinion

UNIT 2 MY SKILLS Listening / Watching

I can structure a relatively easy spoken text. (4.2) I can interpret background information. (4.2, 5.1) I can find detailed information in a spoken text. (5.1) I can follow directions on an authentic map. (4.2) I can understand an authentic weather forecast. (5.1) I can stay focused on the listening task even if I do not understand all words or phrases. (4.2, 5.1)

Reading

I understand the essence of a written article about a trip. (1.2, 2.2) I can derive the key information of holiday descriptions on websites. (1.1) I can understand the main idea of an extract of young adult novel. (3.1) I can derive the exact meaning of a word from the context. (1.1, 2.2) I can read a map and select detailed information from the map. (4.1, 4.2)

Speaking

I can express my likes and dislikes about holidays. (1.1, 2.3) I can discuss weather conditions for a given city. (5.1)

Spoken Interaction

I can have a conversation with a partner about his/her holiday. (1.1) I can ask for directions and understand directions given to me. (4.1)

Writing

I can fill in a contact form to request information. (1.1) I can book a holiday using a booking form. (2.3) I can write a weather forecast in bullets. (5.1)

MY COMPETENCES Grammar

I form and use the past simple correctly, both in regular and irregular verbs. (1.3) I use future forms correctly. (3.2)

Vocabulary

I use the appropriate vocabulary concerning holidays. (2.1) I use the vocabulary concerning traffic correctly. (4.1, 4.2) I use vocabulary concerning types of weather correctly. (5.1)

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UNIT 2 I use appropriate phrases to express my preferences, likes and dislikes. (1.1) I use appropriate phrases to ask for and give directions. (4.1) I use certain strategies to make learning easier. (1.3) Sociocultural aspects of language

I understand that depending on the 'type' of English words can be spelled differently or that things can have a different name. I understand that in some English-speaking countries people use miles and Fahrenheit instead of kilometres and Celsius.

MY ATTITUDES Motivation

I concentrate in class. I ask for explanation when needed.

Work attitude

I keep the appointments made.

Social attitude

I show respect for classmates and teacher.

I work actively in class. I collaborate well.

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