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International Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages

Book 2 Achiever Communicator
Vincent Smidowicz Bridget Bloom

Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages Book 2 Achiever/Communicator

Introduction This booklet provides a taster of the new support materials created for Spoken ESOL. All the sample exercises included here have been selected from Book 2, which covers the Achiever and Communicator levels. This new and important resource (see Key features) is designed both to help students improve their spoken English and as preparation for the Spoken ESOL exams. Book 2, like the others in this series, is accompanied by recordings as well as a teacher’s book that gives advice on delivering the units and tips on exam preparation. These materials deliver comprehensive support for candidates and for centres offering these exciting International English Qualifications.

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Key features of Book 2 • Some 150 pages in length, with over 230 exercises and 120 illustrations designed to meet the needs of students at the Achiever and Communicator levels • Four separate sections focusing on the four parts of the Spoken ESOL exam (see Contents, overleaf) • Over 70 exercises linked with recordings, with full tapescripts in both student and teacher’s books • Test practice and test information • Sample interlocutor scripts at the Achiever and Communicator levels in the teacher’s book, along with guidance on teaching and exam preparation • Authors with many years of success in teaching Spoken English and preparing students for the Spoken ESOL test, as well as invaluable experience as examiners and moderators of examiners

Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages Book 2 Achiever/Communicator

Contents Introduction Part 1 Giving personal information Part 2 Social situations Part 3 Exchanging information and opinions Part 4 Presenting a topic Tapescripts and exam information 7 11 29 69 97 111

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Part 2 Unit 1 Suggesting, proposing and advising

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1 Suggesting, proposing and advising
1 You and some friends have a week’s holiday. Would you like to do any of these things?

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Suggest these ideas to your friends using the structure:
‘Would you like + infinitive?’

For example:
‘Would you like to go to the cinema tonight?’ ‘Would you like to see a film this week?’

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Listen to the questions and suggestions on the recording. Were yours different? 18

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Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages Book 2 Achiever/Communicator

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Part 2 Unit 1 Suggesting, proposing and advising

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Suggest that you and your partner take part in the different activities at the sports centre opposite. Use these phrases: ‘How/what about + gerund or noun?’ ‘How do you feel about + gerund or noun?’

Notes

For example:
‘How/What about playing tennis this afternoon?’ ‘How do you feel about a game of tennis this afternoon?’

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Listen to some of the suggestions and replies on the recording. Are they similar to yours? 19 Make suggestions to your friends about what to do next week. Put the arrangements in your diary. Suggest your ideas using these phrases: ‘Why don’t we + infinitive (without “to”)?’ ‘Let’s + infinitive (without “to”).’

For example:

‘Why don’t we go for a walk on Wednesday afternoon?’ ‘Let’s try that new pizza café on Saturday night.’

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Diary
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Listen to the recording. Some friends are planning their diaries for next week. Try to remember as many of the replies as you can. Compare the replies you remember with your partner.

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Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages Book 2 Achiever/Communicator

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5 Ranking – what comes first? The best days of your life?
1 2 Listen to the recordings about school life. 52 Can you remember your first year at school? Make notes of some good and bad memories you...
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