ENicola - FOCUS NOW 2 Activities pp. 183-185
Pag. 183 es. 1
Complete Becky’s talk with the prepositions in the box. You will need to use some of the prepositions than once. Then listen and check.
Hi, I’m Becky. Your teacher has asked me to talk to you about doing voluntary work in Africa. I worked in South America a few years ago and then in Africa last year for six months. It was amazing! There are lots of jobs for volunteers in Africa. I chose to work with animals and I helped look after young elephants that had no parents. A lot of people do voluntary work in other countries, but you must think about it carefully. It isn’t easy work! You have to work long hours and sometimes things are very different from your own country. For example, the weather is sometimes quite extreme. It can be very hot or very cold. People who volunteer should be fit and healthy, and also interested in different cultures. You learn a lot of new things when you work as a volunteer. Also, you don’t work on your own, you work in a team. So, you need to be a good team player and have good communication skills. If you think it’s right for you, then I can recommend Volunteer Today, the agency that helped me. They are always looking for responsible young people who want to help others abd learn new skills. Go online to Volunteertoday (that’s one word) dot com and you can read all about their projects. Or you can phone them. I’ll give you my number too in case you have any questions.
Pag. 183 es. 2
Complete the sentences with prepositions.
1. I’d like a job where I’m working with people, not just on a computer.
2. I’m very interested in languages and I can speak three.
3. My brother is looking for a summer job. Does your restaurant need any waiters?
4. My mum works from home. She’s on her own all day and she doesn’t like it.
5. I read an article about personality yesterday. It was really interesting.
6. Sometimes I look after my baby sister in the evenings.
Pag. 183 es. 3
Read REMEMBER THIS. Complete the sentences. Use suffixes from the box to change the words in brackets into adjectives.
1. I’m more confident than before.
2. There were some very scary situations.
3. You get on well with people – you’re cooperative.
4. Were the local people friendly?
5. I met some lovely people.
Choose the correct options. Then underline all the suffixes. Use a dictionary if necessary.
Many people find Aung Sang Sun Kyi’s life and work inspiring. Her loyalty to the people of her country is admirable.
Pag. 183 es. 4
Add prefixes to make adjectives a – f negative. Then complete sentences 1 – 5 with the positive or negative form.
1. When Jenny gets tired, she becomes uncooperative – she won’t do anything you ask her to .
2. It was insensitive to ask James about pets. You know his rabbit died last week.
3. Nikki is a very loyal supporter of the basketball team. She goes to watch every game.
4. I know chocolate, cakes and biscuits are unhealthy, but I love them.
5. The climbers tried to reach the top of the mountain, but they were unsuccessful. The weather was terrible and they had to return to their camp.
Pag. 184 es. 1
Read the article. Choose from the sentences (A – F) the one which fits each gap (1 – 5). There is one extra sentence.
A. You probably also have a good relationship with your classmates. 4
B. This could be the reason why students who sit here often get lower marks in tests and exams. 2
C. So, if you really want to hear what everyone says in class, choose a different place to sit. 5
D. Research suggests that the chair you choose in the classroom says a lot about you and your personality. 1
E. This means it’s a good idea to sit in a different place every day.
F. Next time you miss a lesson, borrow notes from someone who sits here. 3
Pag. 184 es. 2
Read the article again. Are the statements true (T) or false (F)?
1. criticises students at the back of the classroom. F
2. suggests that the students on one side usually do well at school. T
3. is positive about the students in the middle of the classroom. T
4. says that the best students sit at the front. F
5. tells readers the best place to sit in the classroom. F
6. suggests that intelligent students can sit anywhere and do well at school. F
Pag. 185 es. 3
Complete the table with the underlined nouns and verbs in the article.
Pag. 185 es. 4
Complete the sentences with words from Exercise 3. Change the form of the verbs if necessary.
1. When Ollie takes Helen out for dinner, she always chooses the most expensive thing on the menu.
2. Stevie Wonder, the famous soul singer, is blind. He lost his sight when he was baby.
3. I don’t like Peter. He’s arrogant. He thinks he knows everything about everything.
4. Today in class we had an interesting discussion about politics.
5. We can’t decide if we like Kevin’s new haircut or not. It is certainly very ... different.
Pag. 185 es. 5
Complete the sentences with the noun or adjective form of the words in capitals.
a. Kerry’s parents paid for her holiday this year. They have always been very generous.
a. Real football fans are loyal to their teams when they are doing well and when they are doing badly.
b. Loyalty is very important for young men.
a. I really admire Lucy’s modesty. She got fantastic exam results, but she didn’t tell everyone at school.
b. You’re too modest! Your charity work has helped hundreds of people.
a. Most adults think all teenagers are lazy. It’s just not true. Most of us work very hard.
b. Tim’s not really ill – it’s lazy. He just doesn’t want to do any work.
a. You’re sixteen now and you have to take responsibility for your actions.
b. My parents are looking for a responsible person to look after our garden.
a. Your little sister was very braveat the dentist’s. she didn’t cry or complain.
b. Male Emperor Penguins are well known for their bravery. They look after their eggs for months in the long, cold and dark Antarctic winter.
A Find the noun forms of the adjectives in a dictionary.
1. Fair = fairness
2. Selfish = selfishness
3. Sensitive = sensitiveness
4. Honest = honesty
5. Kind = kindness
B Complete the sentences with words from Exercise A. Some letters are given.
1. Fairness is very important in tests and exams.
2. Young children are naturally selfish. Their parents teach them to share.
3. Be careful what you say to Rachel. She’s very sensitive.
4. What makes a good friend? Well, honesty is very important.
5. Thank you very much for all your kindness. I enjoyed staying with you and your family.