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Velawoods English - Pre-Intermediate English (A2) Coursebook 1st Edition 2019- Sample Sections

Sample Sections

Your Velawoods Coursebook

This coursebook complements your interactive Velawoods English course and provides you with extra practice and
classroom activities. Here is a quick list of what it contains:

User Guide

The user guide provides a step by step guide to downloading, logging in and using the Velawoods English application.

Velawoods Characters (Scrapbook)

This section introduces you to the different characters that live in Velawoods. You can read about them to get to know them
better. There will also be extra reading and writing practice the teacher will provide based on these readings.

Lesson Questions & Checklists

For each lesson in your course, you have language checklists of all the grammar, vocabulary and useful phrases and
conversations that you should have learnt in the lesson. There is also a set of questions to answer which reviews the story of
the lesson and provides practice of what you have learnt.


Your coursebook contains 12 quizzes that will review and test what you have learnt in the course.

Reading Comprehension Activities

After each set of lessons, you have reading comprehension practice relating to some of the graded reading passages in the
Velawoods Scrapbook.

Writing Activities

After each set of lessons, you also have writing practice related to what you have learned in the lessons that you
have just completed.

Pre-Intermediate English Course (A2)

• Perfect if you have previously done a Beginner English course
• 47 complete and engaging lessons
• Over 100 hours of learning content
• Hundreds of interactive practice activities
• Unlimited speaking practice with speech analysis
• Certificate of Completion

Here are some of the things you will be able to do at the end of the Pre-Intermediate English Course (A2):
• Understand sentences and common expressions related to basic personal and family information,
shopping, where you live, jobs and your lifestyle.
• Ask and answer questions in a simple conversation on a topic you know about
• Ask about everyday things in a shop and buy items
• Get travel information and ask for and give directions

User Guide

Download the application to your device from:

After you install the application, login using
your account details.

Click on the number 1 icon to start your
first lesson.

The tasks that you need to do in this lesson
are here. Click Start to begin learning.

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User Guide

As you continue with your lesson,
the icons’ colour will change.

Click on Practice Activities to access
hundreds of interactive practice activities.

Click on My Certificates to see progress
towards your Certificate of Completion.

Minimum System Requirements

Mac OS 10.4 & up, Intel Core2 Duo 1.8 GHz & up, 4 GB RAM
Windows 7 & up, Intel Atom dual-core 1.8 GHz or equivalent & up, 4 GB
iOS 8 & up on at least iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 6th gen., iPad Air or iPad Mini
2 & up
Android 4.4 Kitkat & up, dual-core 1.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM
All systems require 2 GB free storage space.
Please also check:

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Part 1

The Taylor Family

The Taylor family lives at 6 Oakwood Road. They’re your
neighbours in Velawoods. The Taylors are Bob (40), his
wife Amy (38) and their three children, Suzie (17),
Jon (10) and Lucy (3).

Bob’s from Buffalo in the USA, but now he’s a
businessman in the UK. His company is called Velawoods
Business Enterprise. Bob also teaches a business class in
the evenings. Amy’s British and she’s got a shop, Amy’s
Store. A lot of people in Velawoods buy food there.

Suzie’s a waitress in her uncle’s restaurant, Jeff’s Diner.
Suzie loves yoga and she writes a blog. She wants to be a famous writer. Suzie’s brother, Jon,
likes basketball. Their younger sister, Lucy, is three years old. She loves cupcakes and chocolate.

Bob and Amy are very nice people and they have a lot of friends and family in Velawoods. Amy’s
parents (Fred and Sue) and her sister (Nelly) live in Velawoods, too. Bob and Amy’s niece is Sara
Reynolds. Sara, her daughter (Jasmine) and her dog (Rex) live with Bob and Amy now, but they
want to find their own apartment.

The Davies Family

Fred and Sue Davies live in Velawoods. They’re your
friends. Fred (68) and his wife Sue (70) have a big
family: Nelly (49), Richard (42) and Amy (38) are their
children, Paul (32), Sara (28), Suzie (17), Jon (10) and
Lucy (3) are their grandchildren, and Jasmine (8) is
their great-granddaughter.

Fred is a bus driver in Velawoods. He enjoys his job. Sue
was a teacher, but now she’s retired. She sometimes
works at the bookshop, Pen & Page, but not every day.
Fred and Sue enjoy looking after Jon, Lucy and Jasmine
when they have time.

Richard lives and works in Mongolia. He’s a doctor there. Fred and Sue want Richard to come
back to Velawoods and work at Your Health clinic.

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The Valdi Family

The Valdis are Antonio (60), his wife Carla (55), their son
Lorenzo (22) and their daughter Lisa (19). They’re Italian
and they come from Rome.

Lisa and Lorenzo now live in Velawoods and are your
neighbours and good friends. You see them often. They
live in Apartment D, 5 Oakwood Road. Antonio and
Carla live in Rome, but they sometimes visit Lisa and
Lorenzo in Velawoods. Antonio’s a taxi driver in Rome
and Carla’s a teacher. They love Rome, but they also
enjoy travelling with their children. Last year, the Valdis
all went to New York. They loved it.

Lisa’s a t Velawoods University. She likes fashion and she’s got a lot of clothes. She also loves
watching films at the cinema or at home. Lisa’s brother, Lorenzo, is a gardener. He works in
Velawoods Park and he sometimes works in his friends’ and neighbours’ gardens. In his free time,
Lorenzo watches Velawoods FC football matches with Pedro Salazar and Mark Walker. He does
a lot of sport and he loves food, especially Italian food. Lisa and Lorenzo have a cat, Mimi.

Lisa and Lorenzo have got a lot of friends in Velawoods. They’re good friends with Pedro Salazar
and Filza Makmur.

The Celebrities Adam Jackson (33) is a famous celebrity in Velawoods.
You often see and hear him on TV and the radio and
sometimes read his articles in newspapers and magazines.

Adam was born in Manchester, but he now lives and
works in Velawoods. He has a popular TV show called The
Big Quiz, but people can also see him on the Velawoods
Today news programme. He writes for newspapers about
his favourite restaurants and other things to see and do
in Velawoods. He sometimes acts in British films, too.

Amy Taylor and Omar Harrak were both on Adam’s TV
show last year. Omar won £10,000 on the quiz!

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The People from Parkwood Road

Pedro Salazar (23) lives on Parkwood Road. He’s your
good friend and you often meet him for coffee with
Lisa and Lorenzo. Pedro’s from Cancún in Mexico, but
he came to Velawoods to study at the university. He
finished university last year and he doesn’t have a job
now. He’s got lots of good business ideas and he’s
a student in Bob’s business class. Pedro’s got a lot of
friends in Velawoods.

Makito Yamada (19) lives at 4 Parkwood Road. He’s new
to Velawoods and you meet him at a party for Sara and
Jasmine. Makito’s from Sapporo in Japan, but he’s here
studying at Velawoods University. He’s also a student in Bob’s business class. In his free time he
travels around the UK. He loves windsurfing and other water sports.

Omar Harrak (19) lives at 5 Parkwood Road. Omar is from Egypt and he’s your good friend. He’s
a student at the university in Velawoods and he’s also a student in Bob’s business class. He has
a part-time job as a sales assistant in Matt Reynolds’s shop. Omar’s got family in Cairo and

Matt Reynolds (50) lives at 9 Parkwood Road. He’s Jeff’s brother and Paul and Sara’s uncle. He’s
very friendly, but you don’t see him very often. Matt’s the owner of New Home. This shop sells
furniture and other things for the home.

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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Lesson 29

Where’s he
flying from?

Discussion Questions

1. What are Jeff and Nelly doing at the airport? Where’s Amy? What’s she doing?
2. Who is Chen waiting for? Where are Lily and Carol? What are they doing?
3. Where are Pedro and Lorenzo? What are they doing?
4. Ask and answer:

Student A Student B
• What are you doing now? • What is your best friend doing now?

• What are your friends doing now? • What are the other students doing now?


Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
verb be + verb-ing verb be + not + verb-ing Wh- + verb be + subject + verb-ing?

I’m calling Amy. I’m not calling Amy. What am I doing?
You’re waiting. You’re not waiting. Who are you waiting for?
She’s cooking. She’s not cooking. What is she cooking?
He’s flying to Moscow. He’s not flying to Moscow. Where is he flying to?
We’re making dinner. We’re not making dinner. What are we making?
You’re working. You’re not working. Where are you working?
They’re watching TV. They’re not watching TV. What are they watching?

Notice! Vocabulary

He’s flying to Moscow. = He is flying to Moscow. verbs with -ing at the airport
They’re watching TV. = They are watching TV.
She is not cooking. = She’s not cooking. = She isn’t cooking. flying arrival
Where is he flying to? = Where’s he flying to? going departures
living delayed
looking on time
making take off
playing to land
Useful Conversations waiting
What are you doing here? writing
We’re waiting for my brother.

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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Lesson 30

At the airport

Discussion Questions 4. Discuss in pairs:
• How do you usually get to work / school?
1. What does Jeff say about transport in Sydney? • Where do you usually go on holiday?
Do his cousins live close to Sydney? • How do you get there?

2. Where is Sergio going? Where does he normally
go on holiday? Is his flight on time?

3. Why is Richard’s flight delayed?
When is he going to arrive?

Grammar Vocabulary

Spelling: verbs with -ing work working forms of transport train
go going coach tram
add -ing to the verb rain raining
(long distance) bus streetcar
verbs ending in -y try trying cycle underground
play playing
in verbs ending in -e delete -e fly flying bike subway
one syllable verbs that end in a ferry walk
vowel + consonant double the last live living motorbike
consonant move moving travel
make making motorcycle drive
on foot journey
run running plane traffic
get getting fly
stop stopping airplane


Present Simple and Present Continuous: Time expressions

Present Simple Present Continuous

always / usually / never now / today / at the moment

She always walks to school. I’m calling her now.
I usually drive to work. Today we’re taking a taxi.
He never rides a motorbike. They’re watching TV at the moment.

Useful Phrases • take the ferry in conversation
• cycle to work
talk about transport • walk to work • How long is your journey
• ride a motorbike / scooter to work?
• go by train / tram / plane /
car / bus / bike • I’m flying to London tomorrow

• go on a motorbike
• go on / by foot
• get a taxi

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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Lesson 31

Where’s Bob?

Discussion Questions

1. What does Sara usually do at the office?
2. Who calls the office? Who does she want to talk to? What’s the problem?
3. Why is Bob not answering his phone? Who goes to the meeting with Samantha? Why?
4. Discuss in groups:

• Would you like to work in an office? Why? Why not?
• What company would you like to work for in the future?
• What type of work do you think is interesting?

Grammar Vocabulary press
Answering a phone call answer an email sign a contract
answer the phone sit
Hello. This is (speaker’s name). have a meeting stop
Hello. It’s (speaker’s name). call back take the bus
choose take notes
Polite requests with can company try
conference voicemail
Can + subject + verb (bare infinitive)? contract work for a company
customer write to a customer
Can I speak to Amy? message
Can I take a message? notes
Can I call you back? office work
Can you answer the phone? person
Can you take notes at the meeting?
Can you sign here please?

Useful Conversations

talking on the phone

Hello. This is Sara Reynolds. This is Samantha. Can I Hello. Is that Tim? Yes, it is. Wait a moment, please.
Can I help you? speak to Bob, please? Can I call you back Of course. Call me on my
in ten minutes? office number, please.
Hold on a minute. He’s not here. Sure.
Can I take a message? Okay. I’ll call
you later. Bye.

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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Useful Phrases

voice messages
Hello, this is Amy Taylor’s voicemail. I’m sorry I can’t take your call at the
moment. If you leave a message, I’ll get back to you. Thanks for calling.

Hi. It’s Sara. I’m calling to tell you that ... Can you call me back, please?

I’m sorry, but the person you called is not available. Please choose one of
the following three options.

There’s no one available to take your call. Please try later. For all other
enquiries / inquiries, press zero.


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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Lesson 32

Find a new
job for Karen

Discussion Questions

1. What free time activities do Sara and Makito talk about? Which of them does Makito like?
What does Jasmine like doing?

2. What work experience does Karen have?
3. Which job does Karen want to apply for? Which job is Makito interested in?
4. Ask and answer:

• What work experience do you have?
• Do you speak any other language fluently?
• What type of job would you like to do?
• What do you like doing in your free time?

Grammar careful carefully
beautiful beautifully
Forming adverbs fluent fluently
bad badly
add -ly to an adjective
easy easily
adjectives that end with -y, noisy noisily
change -y to -i


fast and hard are the same as adjectives and adverbs:

He’s a fast swimmer. (adjective) He swims fast. (adverb)
This is hard work. (adjective) They work hard. (adverb)

irregular forms:

good (adjective) well (adverb)

He is a good student. He surfs well.

Adjectives and adverbs

use adjectives to describe people, use adverbs to
things or places describe actions

adjective + noun verb + adverb
She is a fluent speaker of French. She speaks French fluently.
English is not an easy language. He learns languages easily.
This is a noisy class. They play noisily.
He is a careful rider. He rides carefully.

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Lesson Questions & Checklists

Useful Conversations Useful Phrases

talk about abilities free-time activities

Can you ski? Yes, I can. • go skiing
• go surfing
Can you swim? • go windsurfing
No, I can’t. • ride a horse
• ride a motorbike

ride a motorcycle
• play a musical instrument
• speak another language

Vocabulary cook
adjectives and adverbs instrument
careful play
carefully ride
easily sing
excellent ski
fast speak
fluent surf
fluently swim
popular windsurf


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Quiz 8

1 Rewrite the sentences using verbs with -ing. Write the sentences on the lines.

Example: We wait for Richard. We’re waiting for Richard.
1. He studies in the library.

2. They fly from London.

3. I cook dinner for my friends.

4. She buys a map.

2 Correct the mistakes in the sentences below. Write the sentences on the lines.

Example: She isn’t call you from Moscow. She isn’t calling you from Moscow.
5. We not watching TV.

6. They losing not the match.

7. He doesn’t flying from New York.

8. I don’t looking for a new job.

3 Write the verbs using the correct -ing form.

Example: dance dancing

9. stop

10. play

11. run

12. drive

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Quiz 8

4 Write the correct word in the gap.

Example: She always rides (rides / is riding) her motorbike on the weekend.
13. I usually walk to work, but I (take / ‘m taking) a taxi today.
14. He hardly ever (cycles / is cycling) in the park.
15. We (wait / ‘re waiting) for our flight at the moment.
16. They don’t normally read in the evenings, but they

(read / ‘re reading) now.

5 Fill in the gaps with the words below. You don’t need all of the words.

contract company notes customers message conference

Example: She works for a big company in Velawoods.

17. Can you please take at the next meeting?

18. I need to write a letter to our .

19. We can sign the next week.

20. He isn’t at the office today. He went to a business .

6 Are these sentences Correct  or Incorrect ? Circle your answer.

Example: We worked hard on this letter. correct incorrect
21. He rides horses good. correct incorrect
22. They speak Italian fluent. correct incorrect
23. I’m a fast swimmer. correct incorrect
24. She makes friends easily. correct incorrect

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Reading Comprehension Activities 2

Reading 1

Read the information from Velawoods Business Enterprise. Circle True or False.

1. The course is called Introduction to Business. True False
2. Bob Taylor wrote one of the coursebooks. True False
3. The course is on three different days. True False
4. Velawoods Business Enterprise is on Greenleaf Street. True

5. In week 11, students describe a successful business. True
6. Students give presentations at the end of the course. True

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Reading Comprehension Activities 2

Reading 3

Read Suzie’s blog. Circle the correct answer.

1. All Suzie’s friends wore to the party.

their favourite jeans new clothes dresses

2. Elena’s clothes were .

expensive old quite nice
spend less money on
3. Suzie thinks that people should clothes.

spend more time buying wear expensive

4. Filza thinks that .

the blog is funny fashion is fun Suzie is different

5. Lisa spends too much .

time thinking what to wear money on clothes time reading about clothes

6. Suzie thinks that some clothes are .

exciting not very good boring

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Reading Comprehension Activities 2

Reading 4

Read Sergio’s blog. Complete the sentences with no more than two words from the text.

Example: Sergio went to Brussels for the first time .

1. It in Brussels during Sergio’s visit.

2. Sergio visted many and restaurants.

3. He slept in a(n) not far from the town centre.

4. The town square is and pretty.

5. He went on a food tour to .

6. He tried different , but he liked the waffles the most.

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Writing Activities 2

1a Complete the blog with the words below.

people food day presents birthday family party park

My last birthday party was at my grandparent’s house in London. It was a very nice party.

The wasn’t very good, but the cake was wonderful. It was a

big with lots of chocolate. There were twenty

at the party. Some of my friends from school and my were there. I got a

lot of . My parents bought me a new smartphone. After the party, we went to

the and played football. It was a great .

1b Describe your last birthday party or a party you went to. Use verbs in the
Past Simple tense.

2a Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

Example: was / holiday / It / a / wonderful / really /. It was a really wonderful holiday.

1. weekend / to / Bristol / went / for / I / a /.

2. friend / with / my / Mark / I / went /.

3. is / Bristol / nice / quite /.

4. really / hotel / The / was / awful /.

5. noisy / The / was / too / street /.

6. very / The / were / rooms / clean /.

2b Think about your last holiday and circle the adjectives that describe it.
Then write sentences.

Example: holiday wonderful / awful / great / amazing It was a really awful holiday.

1. city/town busy / quiet / big / small

2. hotel nice / awful / expensive / cheap

3. rooms big / small / clean / dirty

4. streets dangerous / busy / noisy / quiet

5. restaurants interesting / expensive / dirty / nice

2c Write about a holiday or a trip you went on. Describe the hotel or the place where
you stayed. Use too, very, quite and really.

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Writing Activities 2

3 How do you use your mobile phone? Write SIX sentences using always, never,
hardly ever, usually and often.

download music take photos download apps use a GPS app send emails

watch videos read blogs chat with friends call family and friends

Example: I hardly ever download music on my phone.

4a Read the words below. Circle could or couldn’t. Then write complete sentences.
Start each sentence with People...

Example: could / couldn’t People could watch TV 50 years ago.
fifty years ago watch TV

1. in 1935 go online could / couldn’t

2. in the nineties listen to the radio could / couldn’t

3. in 1987 call a friend could / couldn’t

4. in the 1960s search the internet could / couldn’t

5. in the 19th century get emails could / couldn’t

4b Complete the gaps in the paragraph below. Describe what your grandparents could
and couldn’t do with technology when they were young.

When my grandparents were young, they could . There
were . They could also . They
couldn’t . There weren’t any / many . Also, they
couldn’t because there weren’t
any / many .

5a Read Filza’s description of Jakarta. Find SIX mistakes. Correct them.

Jakarta is very big city in Indonesia. There is over 10 million people who live in the city. It’s very crowded.
There are lots of buildings, roads and cars. There is a lot of tall buildings and shopping centres. There are
the Tower Jakarta. It’s a very tall building. It is new, too. In the old town, there are a lot of old buildings. Is
the Jakarta History Museum. Are also small shops and restaurants in the old town. Lots of tourists come
to visit the city every year.

5b Describe your town or city. Use there is and there are.

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The Learning Journey Through Velawoods

LOGIN TO VELAWOODS Beginner English Course (A1)

• 39 engaging lessons
• 80+ hours of learning content

Pre-Intermediate English Course (A2)

• 47 engaging lessons At the end of A2, you can prepare for:
• 100+ hours of learning content • Key English Test (KET)
• BULATS (20-39)
• TOEIC (225-545)
• Pearson Test of English General Level 1
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Foundation

At the end of B1, you can prepare for: Intermediate English Course (B1)
• Primary English test (PET)
• BULATS (40-59) • 36 engaging lessons
• TOEIC (550-780) • 120+ hours of learning content
• TOEFL (43-71)
• Pearson Test of English General Level 2
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) I

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Quiz 1

4 Complete the names of different jobs. Write the words on the lines.

Example: s nt student
13. d
14. l r
15. ac
16. m n r



5 Add the capital letters. Write the sentences on the lines.

Example: my surname is mitchell. My surname is Mitchell.
17. tim adebayo is nigerian.

18. sergio souza is from brazil.

19. they are my daughters, carol and karen.

20. his address is 6 oakwood road, velawoods.

6 Write the correct word in the gap. 23

21. (This / These) camera is very good.
22. (This / These) watches are expensive.
23. (That / Those) laptops are old.
24. (That / Those) dress is nice.

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Reading Comprehension Activities 1

Reading 1 True False
True False
Read Hakan’s travel blog. Circle True or False. True False
1. Hakan wants to travel to South Africa. True False
2. He plans to go to a concert in Buenos Aires. True False
3. Hakan wants to visit a famous lake in Bolivia. True False
4. He wants to see the rainforest in Peru.
5. He plans to drive a car in the desert.
6. He wants to meet a famous footballer in Bogotá.

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Reading Comprehension Activities 1

Reading 2

Read Hakan’s email. Circle SIX things, A-J, that he writes about in the email.

A. where he stayed in Velawoods F. Paraguayan music

B. a famous park in Asunción G. a popular sport in Paraguay
C. an important city in Paraguay H. where to buy tickets to a football match

D. interesting food in Paraguay I. how long he plans to stay in Paraguay
E. what people do there at night J. which country he wants to visit next

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Reading Comprehension Activities 1

Reading 3 True False
True False
Read the information from the Pen & Page shop. Circle True or False. True False
1. Story Time is on three different days. True False
2. Three-year-olds have Story Time on Saturdays at 9. True False
3. Story time for six-year-olds finishes at 11 in the morning. True False
4. Saturday afternoon is for children between seven and ten years old.
5. The tickets to Story Time cost £2.
6. Parents can buy hot drinks during Story Time.

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Reading Comprehension Activities 1

Reading 4

Read the email from Karen. Circle the correct answer.

1. Karen is in .

London Paris Velawoods

2. She usually gets up .

before 7 am late at 6.00 am

3. She gets to work by .

bus taxi train

4. Karen’s manager is .

German French Swiss

5. Karen every day.

plays tennis does exercise has French classes

6. Elodie is Karen’s .

manager tennis teacher French teacher

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Writing Activities 1

1 Write about you. Answer these questions in complete sentences.

Example: What’s your name? My name is Bob.

1. What’s your surname? 5. Where do you work or study?

2. What’s your nationality? 6. How many brother or sisters have you got?

3. What’s your mobile number? 7. What things are important to you?

4. Where do you live? 8. What’s your favourite food?

2 Write SIX sentences. Use the adjectives and nouns from the boxes below.
Start each sentence with This is or These are. You don’t need to use all the words.

good beautiful fast expensive cheap big old new

computers dresses cameras sofa cars book rug house

Example: This is a good book.

3 Read Jon’s sentences about his daily routine. Rewrite the sentences in
the 3rd person singular.

Example: I play games on Saturdays and Sundays. He plays games on Saturdays and Sundays.

First name: Jon Age: 10

Surname: Taylor Job: Student

Nationality: British Likes: Playing games and football,
watching TV
Address: 6 Oakwood Road
1. I usually get up early at 7 am. 5. After school, I usually play football.

2. I have cereal and milk for breakfast. 6. I do my homework before dinner.

3. I go to school at 8. 7. In the evenings, I like watching TV with my sisters.

4. I finish school early in the afternoon. 8. I usually go to bed at 9.

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Writing Activities 1

4a Complete the sentences with the words from the box.
You can use more than once.

on in at on in at

Example: I watch TV on Sundays.

1. I usually read books the afternoons.

2. My birthday is 7th April 1997.

3. She has lunch 12.30.

4. He starts work 9 am.

5. I usually go out Saturdays.

6. I cook for my family the evenings.

4b Write about you. Answer these questions in complete sentences.

1. When is your birthday?

2. When do you usually have breakfast?

3. What time do you usually start school / work?

4. What do you do in the evenings?

5. What time do you usually go to bed?

6. What do you do on Saturdays?

5a Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

Example: Mondays / on / never / the / You / go / to / gym /.

You never go to the gym on Mondays.

1. the / We / go / often / at / swimming / weekend /.

2. concerts / I / go / to / never /.

3. She / evenings / watches / usually / TV / the / in /.

4. sometimes / for / They / out / go / dinner /.

5. I / Fridays / football / on / play / always /.

6. holidays / ever / goes / hardly / on / He /.

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Writing Activities 1

5b Write SIX sentences about your free time activities.
Use always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever, and never.


6a Match the sentence halves.

Example: I’m a student c a. I don’t like cooking.
b. I don’t have a bicycle.
1. I like cycling. c. I study Spanish.
d. she doesn’t have a watch.
2. I never cook at home. e. she hates flying.
f. she drinks coffee.
3. For lunch, she eats a sandwich.

4. She’s always late.

5. She likes going on holidays.

6b Write the complete sentences from 6a. Use and, but or because.

Example: I’m a student and I study Spanish.







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Writing Activities 1

7a Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

Example: I’m a student and I study Spanish.

1. I / friends / visiting / love /. 5. watching / I / tennis / TV / on / enjoy /.

2. going / He / to / the / gym / likes /. 6. for / don’t / We / shopping / shoes / like /.

3. classical / really / They / like / listening / music / to /. 7. video / playing / enjoy / You / games / don’t /.

4. quite / She / going / likes / with / out / friends /. 8. magazines / reading / hate / I /.

7b Write EIGHT sentences about things that you like and don’t like.
Use like, quite like, really like, don’t like, love, don’t enjoy, enjoy, and hate.

8a Complete Makito’s blog about breakfast in the UK. Circle the correct word.

After two months in the UK, I miss Japanese food, especially breakfast. It is very
(1) same / different here compared to Japan. In the UK, people usually have
breakfast (2) late / early in the morning between 7 and 9 am. They often
(3) have / take a big breakfast. They (4) like / likes sausages and eggs.
Sometimes they eat (5) them / him with mushrooms and tomatoes. They always
have toast for breakfast. Most British (6) person / people drink tea or coffee for
breakfast. They drink tea with milk (7) but / and sugar. I don’t really like tea with
milk. My favourite breakfast in the UK (8) is / are toast with jam or yogurt with
fruit. I usually have it with coffee.

8b Write about breakfast in your country and your favourite breakfast. Complete
the gaps to make sentences.

In (country) , people usually have breakfast between am.

They often have . They like .

Sometimes they . They always have .

Most (nationality) people drink for breakfast.

They also drink . My favourite breakfast is .

I usually .

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