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Unit 14. Success



SPEAKING WARM-UP
What things have you been successful at recently?
 
WORDPERFECT
Complete the sentences using words from the box.
Key.1 confident 
2 work  
3 competition  
4 let
5 proud  
6 failure  
7 winner  
8 make  
9 victory


work    victory    proud   confident    make    failure    let    competition    winner

1    I'm feeling quite ______________ that I'll do well in the exam.
2    Let's ______________ out the best way to solve this problem.
3    I'm thinking of entering a short story ______________.
4    You can trust Darren. He'll never ______________ you down.
5    You've done really well. I'm ______________ of you!
6    The opposite of 'success' is '______________'.
7    Congratulations! You're the ______________!
8    If you ______________ it, you're successful.
9   When you win or are successful, you have a ______________.

DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how COMPARING AND CONTRASTING
Отвечая на вопрос, в какой из ряда предложенных ситуаций вы предпочли бы оказаться, обязательно объясните свой выбор. Ваши аргументы должны быть логичными и убедительными. Вас не должно волновать, если собеседники не согласятся с высказанной вами точкой зрения.

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Look at the two pictures and make notes to complete the table.
Key.Suggested answers: Photo a:... a rock group on stage at the end of a concert. Photo b:... a university graduate holding his degree certificate.
Main similarities: both photos show situations where the people are successful; the people look happy and proud
Main differences: success of a musical performance in photo a and academic success in photo b; success achieved by a group of people in photo a and by one person on their own in photo b; wearing casual clothes in photo a and formal clothes in photo b

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Photo a

Photo b

This is a picture of:_______
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This is a picture of:_______
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main similarities between the two pictures
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main differences between the two pictures
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flag.jpgListen to someone talking about the two pictures in Exercise A. Tick the similarities and differences they mention which you noted down. Add any similarities and differences they mention which you didn't note down.

Tapescript
Female teenager
Well, both these pictures show people in successful situations. In Picture a, the audience is clapping the rock group, so their performance has probably been a success. The performers look happy. Picture b is a picture of someone getting a degree or diploma or something, so they must have done well in their exams. I suppose the main difference between the pictures is that the second one is an example of academic success, whereas the first picture shows success in a performance. Another difference is that, in picture a, a group of people have been successful together. In picture b, the person has been successful on their own.
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In pairs, compare and contrast the two pictures in Exercise A. Use your notes to help you.




PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS


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In pairs, compare and contrast these two pictures, and answer the questions.

Have you ever been in situations like these?
How would you feel in each of these situations?
Which situation would you prefer to be in? Why?
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