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Unit 11. Communication



SPEAKING WARM-UP
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Why do people learn a foreign language? Try to think of as many reasons as you can.
for enjoyment
 
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Complete the sentences using words or phrases from the box.
Key.1 subscribe 
2 Morse code 
3 telegraph 
4 mobile phone
5 text message 
6 braille 
7 dial  
8 deaf

mobile phone     
Morse code
braille  
text message    
telegraph       
deaf
dial
subscribe
1    If you want to receive the magazine every month, you should ___________________ to it.
2    Can you hear those noises on the radio? I think it's a message in ___________________!
3    Before telephones were invented, people used to send messages by ___________________.
4    I want to get a new ___________________, one that takes pictures!
5    I got a ___________________ from Victor that said 'C U @ 9'.
6    Some books are written in ___________________ so that blind people can read them.
7    You have to be careful when you ___________________ or you might get a wrong number.
8    I think it must be hard being ___________________ and not being able to hear people's voices.

DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how ASKING QUESTIONS
Задавая вопросы, особое внимание обращайте на порядок слов и видовременные формы глагола.
x What time the lesson starts?
v What time does the lesson start?

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Rewrite these questions correctly.
Key.1    What does 'communication mean?
2    Have you got a mobile phone?
3    How long have you been learning English?
4    Do you like learning another language?

1    What means 'communication'?   
      ____________________________________
2    You have a mobile phone?   
      ____________________________________
3    How long you learn English?
      ____________________________________
4   Are you like learning another language?
      ____________________________________

flag.jpgListen to this person answering a question. What question was she asked?
Key.Do you speak any foreign languages? 
Question: __________________________________

Tapescript
Woman
Yes, German. Well, I don't have any certificates or anything. I haven't passed any exams to prove it, but I don't think that's very important. I think what's important is being able to communicate in the language and use it when I'm there on holiday. It just makes life a lot easier to be able to speak to the local people.
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Write three more questions you could ask somebody about the same subject.
Key.Why are you learning a foreign language? What do you find difficult about learning a foreign language? What do you like about learning English?
1 __________________________________
2 __________________________________
3 __________________________________


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Choose a person in the class and ask them one of your questions. After answering, they then choose another person. Continue around the class.





PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS


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Complete the class questionnaire. Use the prompts to Interview one of your classmates about communication. Tell the class what you learn.

Key.Students should ask the following questions: How many phone calls do you make per week? Why do you make phone calls? Do you own a mobile? How many mobile calls do you make per week? How many text messages do you send per week? Have you ever used the Internet? Have you ever sent an e-mail? How many e-mails do you send per week? Have you got the Internet at home?
Communication interview
Name of interviewer: __________________________________
Name of interviewee: __________________________________
1    Phone use:
      calls per week? __________________________________
      reasons for calls? __________________________________
      own a mobile phone? __________________________________
      mobile phone calls per week? __________________________________
      text messages per week? __________________________________
2    Internet use:
      ever used the Internet? __________________________________
      ever sent an e-mail? __________________________________
      e-mails per week? __________________________________
      Internet at home? __________________________________

 
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