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Unit 7. Advice



SPEAKING WARM-UP
When you have a problem, who do you turn to for advice? Explain why.

•   your friends    •   your teacher    •   your parents    •   someone else
 
WORDPERFECT
Complete the sentences using words or phrases from the box.
Key.1    adolescence
2    fed up
3    misunderstanding
4    bully
5    confidential
6    peer pressure
7    awful

fed up
awful      
peer pressure
confidential       
misunderstanding   
adolescence
bully
1   Your ________________ can be a very confusing time.
2   I don't know what the problem is, but I've been really ________________ all week.
3   Emma thought I'd said something bad about her but it was just a/an ________________.
4   If anyone tries to ________________ you, just tell your teacher.
5   Don't tell anyone what I told you! It's ________________.
6   Many young people start smoking because of ________________.
7   I had a/an ________________ argument with my parents last night.

DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how SUGGESTING AND RECOMMENDING
He употребляйте выражение You must..., если вы предлагаете что-то сделать или даете совет. Модальный глагол must применяется только в приказах и командах. Если вы хотите дать совет, порекомендовать или предложить что-то, используйте фразы You should.... Why don't you...? If I were you. I'd..., etc.


flag.jpgListen to three of Michelle's friends giving her advice. Write the advice each of them gives.
Key.Speaker 1: suggests that Michelle ask for extra practice exercises.
Speaker 2: suggests ignoring the girls.
Speaker 3: suggests getting a part-time job.


Speaker 1: ___________________________________
Speaker 2: ___________________________________   
Speaker 3: ___________________________________

Tapescript

Speaker 1

So you don't understand the English lessons. Don't worry. It happens to all of us at some time. My advice is to speak to yovr teacher. I'm sure she'll understand. Why don't you ask he you some extra practice exercises?

Speaker 2

If I were you, I would simply ignore them. Don't pay the'-attention and they'll soon stop. If you show them that yc i annoyed, then they'll carry on doing it.

Speaker 3

How about getting a part-time job? That way, you could г money and get a bit of experience. What about working a waitress? I'm sure you could do it.
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As a class, discuss whether you agree or disagree with the advice.

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Write a word or phrase in each gap to complete the phrases.
Key.1 would be   2 don't   3 were you  
4 should 5 about  6 about

Making suggestions and recommendations
1    My advice _________________ to speak to someone.
2    Why _________________ you ask your teacher?
3    If l _________________, I would simply ignore them.
4    You _________________ tell the truth.
5    How _________________ getting a job?
6    What _________________ working as a waitress?




PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS


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Imagine your penfriend and family are coming to stay in your country. Complete the sentences. Explain the reasons for your advice.
Key.Suggested answers:
-My advice would be to come in the summer, when it's warmer.
-How about coming by plane?
-Why not stay in a nice hotel?

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In pairs, role-play a telephone call with your penfriend. One of you is the penfriend and one of you is giving advice. Follow these instructions to help you.
Penfriend:
•    say hello and explain why you are calling (to ask for advice)
•    ask what clothes you should bring
•    ask when would be the best time to come
•    ask how you should get there
•    ask where you should stay
•    thank your friend for his/her help and say goodbye
You:
•    say hello and offer to help
•    answer each of your penfriend's questions, using your answers to Exercise E to help you.
•    say goodbye


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