Readings: Learning English

Dear Students,

this week we will do the following readings and have some exercises about them.

Reading 1. Who owns English?

whoownsenglish

The article is from your Face2Face Upper Intermediate text books, chapter one, page 6. The original article was from Newsweek, 07/03/05.

Reading 2. Michelle’s language learning.

Michelle's language learning

The reading is from your Face2Face Upper Intermediate text books, chapter one, page 7. The audio file for this is R1.1 (you can listen to it). 

Additional Exercise: using verbs in a sentence

Choose five of the following verbs and use them to make up sentences about yourself:

  • stop
  • avoid
  • persuade
  • remember
  • refuse
  • try
  • help
  • end up
  • hope
  • encourage
  • pretend

The exercise is based on the ‘quick review’ on page 12 of Face2Face, Upper Intermediate.

Reading Three: Evening classes.

BCFE evening classes

r1.7a

r1.7b
S: I what way?

r1.7c

The audio for this reading is r1.7.

Readings shared privately with students for educational purposes only.

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