ENicola - FOCUS NOW 2 Activities pp. 180-185
Pag. 180 es. 1
Choose the right option.
1. I think it was very kind to help Abi with her homework, Luke. Thank you.
2. Chris is boring. He never has anything interesting to say because he spends all his time playing computer games.
3. Megan is so clever. She’s only three and she can already count to fifty.
4. Joe complains about everything. There is always something wrong. He’s very negative.
5. You were silly to walk home on your own late at night. Next time call your parents.
Pag. 180 es. 2
Anna is making a list called My perfect boyfriend. Use pairs of opposites from the box to complete her list.
1. sensible not crazy
2. clever not stupid
3. outgoing not shy
4. hard-working not lazy
5. modest not arrogant
Pag. 180 es. 3
A few months after making her list, Anna is having a conversation with her friend Laura. Complete it with the adjectives in the box. There are two extra adjectives.
L: So, how are things? Is Simon the perfect boyfriend?
A: Well, nobody’s perfect, but you know what? He’s really great. First of all, he’s really cheerful, you know, always happy and smiling. And he’s very hard-working. He wants to be a teacher and he does lots of studying in the evenings.
L: Does he have any time for you then?
A: Oh sure. He’s a very caring guy. He calls me every night and asks about my day. And he often buys me flowers.
L: Wow. Lucky you! Dave never asks about my day. He only thinks about himself. He’s so selfish. Dave thinks he’s the best boyfriend in the world. He thinks he’s the best at everything. He’s really arrogant.
A: Poor you. Simon is exactly the opposite. He’s really clever, but he doesn’t talk about it. He’s very modest. I’m really happy, you know.
L: Well, good for you. Unfortunately, I’m not. I’m the opposite. I’m unhappy; really miserable. I think I need a new boyfriend. I don’t know what to do. Does Simon have a twin brother?
Pag. 180 es. 4
Add prefixes to make adjectives a – e negative. Then complete sentences 1 – 4 with the positive or negative form of the adjectives.
• Mum truts my older brother Peter to look after our little sister. He’s very responsible; he never does anything dangerous or silly.
• Katie never lies. She is a very honest person.
• In some jobs men get much more money than women for doing exactly the same work. It’s really unfair.
• Tom passed his driving test eight years ago. He drives to work every day. He is a(n) experienced and safe driver.
Pag. 181 es. 5
Complete the advert with the prepositions in the box.
Junior travel writer wanted for Backpack Magazine
Are you passionate about travel?
Are you interested in cultures?
Are you between 15 and 19 years old?
Yes, yes and yes?
Backpack Magazine is looking for a junior travel writer to join our team during the school summer holidays this year. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing several magazine articles about what young travellers can do in their coutry.You will also involved in writing articles for our website and smarthphone app. You need to be good at written and spoken English and keen on meeting and talking to tourists. At Backpack Magazine we are serious about travel, and you won’t be disappointed with our offer. Working for us is fun, interesting and well-paid. Write to us and tell us why we should choose you as our junior travel writer.
Pag. 181 es. 6
Read REMEMBER THIS. Put the words in the correct order to form sentences.
1. Last Zoe’s hairdresser was inexperienced.
2. I had two dishonest friends.
3. New Jamie’s girlfriend is extremely arrogant.
Choose five pairs of opposite personality adjectives from this lesson and write sentences about people you know. Use the model sentences.
1. Our History teacher is hard-working. He/She’s not a(n) lazy person.
2. My best friend is clever. He/She’s not a stupid.
3. My mum is usually cheerful. She’s not a miserable woman.
4. Sophie’s cousin is selfish with other people. He/She’s not a caring person.
5. My granddad is interesting. He’s not boring.
Pag. 181 es. 7
Choose the correct answer, A, B or C, to complete both sentences in each pair.
1. Last night I watched a TV programme on robots – Are you serious on becoming a doctor?
2. Laura is not very good at Maths and Science – Jenny likes doing her homework in the coffee shop, but I like doing mine at home
3. Granddad goes for a walk in the afternoon to get some fresh air – I’m responsible for taking out the rubbish at home
4. Many customers were disappointed with the new smartphone – Ken always eats his chips with lots of salt
Pag. 181 es. 8
Complete the adjectives in the sentences. The first letter of each adjective is given.
1. Why is my brother lazy? He never helps with the housework. He just spleeps on the sofa.
2. Don’t be so selfish. Share the chocolate with your sister!
3. My older sister gets £10 pocket money every week and I only get £5. It’s unfair!
4. Mia is very keen on learning English. She learns ten new words every day.
5. Amy is interested in three different after-shool clubs. She goes to Science club, chess club and Spanish club.
6. Lucy is very passionate about badminton. She wants to play for the national team.
Pag. 182 es. 1
Complete the sentences with the correct present form of the verbs in the brackets.
1. It’s 11 o’clock and the bus hasn’t arrived yet. Oh! Wait ... there it is. I can see it now. It is coming round the corner.
2. I have never tried sushi. I don’t like fish very much.
3. Sorry, Emily isn’t here now. She is running in the park. Can you call back later?
4. Your dad has already had breakfast. He is having a shower now.
5. Leroy is reading a very good book at the moment. He always buys his books online.
Pag. 182 es. 2
Complete the questions with the correct form of do, be or have.
1. Has Carl ever been involved in a fight?
2. What is an appropriate birthday present for my five-year-old nephew?
3. Do doctors need to be good at Maths?
4. Why is Kelly so miserable today?
5. Which sports do you keen on?
6. How much do they pay for their children’s dance lessons?
Pag. 182 es. 3
Read the sentences and complete the questions about the subject and the object.
1. Emma has eaten eggs.
A) Who has eaten eggs? B) What has Emma eaten?
2. Lawrence and Lucy are living in London.
A) Who is living in London? B) Where are Lawrence and Lucy living?
3. Ray reads about running marathons.
A) Who reads about running marathons? B) What does Ray read about?
4. Charles has chosen chips for lunch.
A) Who has chosen chips for lunch? B) What has Charles chosen?
5. Helen is helping Harry.
A) Who is helping Harry? B) Who is Helen helping?
6. Freddie feels fantastic.
A) Who feels fantastic? B) How does Freddie feel?
7. Harriet is on holiday in Hawaii.
A) Who is on holiday in Hawaii? B) Where is Harriet in holiday?
8. William works with Wendy.
A) Who works with Wendy? B) Who does William work with?
Pag. 182 es. 4
Read the answer and write a question about the underlined part.
1. What do you spend your money on? – I spend my money on clothes and music.
2. Who is she waiting for? – She’s waiting for Ken.
3. What has Oscar read about? – Oscar has read about Istanbul.
4. Which hotel has Liz heard about? – Liz has heard about the Regent Hotel in London.
5. Which team do you play for? – We play for the school team.
Pag. 182 es. 5
Complete the questions in the conversations.
A: Who is interested in writing?
B: My brother is interested in writing.
A: What is he writing?
B: He’s writing a short story now.
A: Why is he writing it?
B: He’s writing it because he wants to win a competition at school.
A: Do you like writing?
B: Yes, I like writing.
A: Have you written a story for the competition?
B: No, I haven’t written a story for the competition.
A: What are you doing?
B: I’m baking a cake.
A: Who are you baking it for?
B: I’m baking it for my mum.
A: Why is it brown?
B: It’s brown because it’s a chocolate cake.
A: Have you ever baked a cake before?
B: No, I haven’t baked a cake before.
Pag. 182 es. 6
Read the answer and write a question about the underlined part
1. What are the girls talking about? – The girls are talking about films.
2. What has Dean spent all his money on? – Dean has spent all his money on that guitar.
3. Who has forgotten to close the door? – Michelle has forgotten to close the door.
4. What is Nicole doing? – Nicole is doing her homework.
5. What does Craig believe on? – Craig believes in ghosts.
6. Who is listening to the band? – People are listening to the band.
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.