LEVEL 1 WRITTEN AND ORAL TASK 2

LEVEL 1 TASK 2

ME AND MY AVATAR


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READING COMPREHENSION
Read about Robert and his avatar in Second Life and do the activities  

In real life, Robert is a normal twenty-four-year-old. He lives in Seattle in a small flat in the centre of the city. He studies architecture at university. He speaks English and Portuguese and he studies Spanish two evenings a week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he gets up at seven o’clock, has a shower and makes breakfast. He usually has coffee and toast. Then, he goes to university and has classes from nine o'clock to six o'clock. On Tuesday and Thursday he doesn´t go to university so he leaves the house later. He takes the bus to the office where he works as an assistant. In the evening he has Spanish classes and returns home at about ten o'clock. He likes buying clothes and going out with friends. They usually go to discos on Saturday.

In his other life, Robert is Renato, his Second Life avatar. He is a vampire. He lives in a castle. He doesn’t work or study during the day because daylight hurts him. He sleeps in his coffin and gets up at six o’clock in the evening.  After that, he drinks some bloodmilk, which gives him energy. Then he goes to work. He is a musician. He plays gothic music at a disco called “Dracula’s”. He also meets other vampires there and they enjoy the night. He goes home before dusk. 
                                                                                                                                         
a.    Find three differences between Robert and his avatar. Write complete sentences
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b.      Answer the questions in complete sentences.
1.       How old is Robert? _________________________________________________________________________
2.       What does he study at university? ____________________________________________________________
3.       Does he study any languages? ________________________________________________________________
4.       Where does he go on Tuesday and Thursday morning? ____________________________________________
5.       What does he do in his free time? ____________________________________________________________
6.       What does Renato do in the morning? _________________________________________________________
7.       What does he have for breakfast? ____________________________________________________________
8.       What does he do? ________________________________________________________________________
9.       Where does he work? _____________________________________________________________________
10.   When does he get home? __________________________________________________________________


USE OF ENGLISH

RULES FOR THE 3rd PERSON SINGULAR (HE / SHE / IT)
IN GENERAL
VERBS ENDING IN CONSONANT + Y
+ YIES
VERBS ENDING IN –O, -SH, -TCH, -X, -SS + ES
WORK à WORKS
EAT à EATS
PLAY à PLAYS
SWIM à SWIMS
WRITE àWRITES
STUDY à STUDIES
CRY à CRIES
TRY à TRIES
SPY à SPIES
FLY àFLIES
GO à GOES
WASH à WASHES
WATCH à WATCHES
MIX à MIXES
KISS à KISSES


SIMPLE PRESENT
USES
HABITS AND ROUTINES – I never go to the beach
GENERAL TRUTHS – Vegetarians don’t eat meat
FUTURE: TIMETABLES – The train leaves at 5 pm
FORM
AFFIRMATIVE – I drink tea / He works at home
NEGATIVE – I don’t drink tea / He doesn’t work at home
INTERROGATIVE – Do you drink tea / Does he work at home?
ADVERBS

FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS – USUALLY – OFTEN – SOMETIMES – HARDLY EVER – NEVER - etc
POSITION: ADVERB + MAIN VERB: I usually drink tea / He doesn’t usually work at home

Look at the grammar booster and complete the paragraph with the right form of the verbs.
Tommy ________________ (be) a mechanic. He ________________ (like) working with cars. He________________ (work) at  a garage where he ________________ (repair) every kind of vehicles. He ________________ (live) with his wife. They ________________ (have) three children.
In the evening Tommy usually ________________  (enjoy) playing on Second Life. His avatar ________________  (be) Speedy, he ________________  (be) a car racer. He ________________  (love) racing his car at high speed. He________________  (have) some friends there. They ________________  (help) him with his car.
PREPOSITIONS OF TIME
IN
the morning
the afternoon
the evening
February
(the) spring
(the) summer
(the) fall/autumn
(the) winter
2013
the 1990s
ON
Sunday
Monday morning
Tuesday afternoon
Wednesday evening
my birthday
a holiday
May 5
a weekday
the weekend (US)

AT
night
10.30
noon / midday
midnight
bedtime
sunrise / sunset
the weekend (US)
Complete using the right preposition
Harry is 19.  He wants to swim in the Olympic Games.  He gets up __________ half past six every day, even  __________ the weekend, __________ Saturday and Sunday!! From Monday to Friday, Harry goes swimming  _________ the morning , before work. He starts work __________ nine o’clock and finishes  _________ half past three __________ the afternoon.
After work, _____________ Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, he practises in the pool for about three hours. Then he goes home. He usually watches TV __________ the evening. Harry  goes to bed __________ midnight.
______ the summer, he likes going to the beach __________ holiday
%
ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY
EXAMPLE
100 %
 90 %
 80 %
 70 %
 50 %
 30 %
 10 %
  5 %
  0 %
ALWAYS
USUALLY
NORMALLY / GENERALLY
OFTEN / FREQUENTLY
SOMETIMES
OCCASIONALLY
SELDOM
HARDLY EVER / RARELY
NEVER
I always study after class
I usually walk to work
I normally get good marks
I often read in bed at night
I sometimes sing in the shower
I occasionally go tobed late
I seldom put salt on my food
I hardly ever get angry
Vegetarians never eat meat
SUBJECT + ADVERB + MAIN VERB
Daniel always passes his exams
SUBJECT + BE + ADVERB
He is always happy

Put the words in the right order to make sentences
1-       Always / France / to /go /we/spring/ in _________________________________________________
2-       stay/hotel/a/usually/we/in __________________________________________________________
3-       plane/sometimes/by/go/we _________________________________________________________
4-       sometimes/Eurostar/go/we/by _______________________________________________________
5-       we/restaurant/go/a/often/evenings/Friday/to/on ________________________________________



  


LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Tom and Alex talk about their everyday activities. Watch the video and do the activity. listening 


Circle the right option
1.       Tom is __________ early
a.       never                           b. always                            c. sometimes
2.       Tom arrives at ________
a.       1.50                               b. 2.30                                  c. 2.15
3.       He _______ answers the phone           
a.       always                         b. never                              c. sometimes
4.       When he travels by bus, he ______
a.       reads a book             b. listens to the news    c. reads the news
5.       After lunch, he ______
a.       goes to work             b. has a shower                               c. has a coffee
6.       Tom is ______
a.       tired                             b. hungry                            c. angry
7.       Tom gets up at ______
a.       10.35                            b. 11.35                                c. 10.30
8.       Alex gets up at ______
a.       6.20                               b. 5.40                                  c. 6.12

9.      
She has breakfast ______
a.       in bed                                          b. on the sofa                   c. in the kitchen
1    10. Tom _______ goes to bed late.
a.       never                           b. always                            c. rarely
WRITING
Imagine you play on Second Life. Write about you and your avatar. You can follow the model on page 42. Make your avatar interesting and exciting!  Give him/her a cool personality and unique interests. 

SPEAKING

Cuadro de texto: Useful Language
How often do you…….?
What…..? 
Where…..?
When…..? 
How……….?

You and your partner are at a vampire city on Second Life. Introduce yourself and ask and answer questions with your partner to find out information about his/her routine. Revise the interrogative form before you start                                                                              

WRITTEN & ORAL TASK 1

PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE

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READING COMPREHENSION
Read about two friends and do the activities

Hi!  Our names are Zak and Max. I’m Max and I’m friendly and sporty. Zak is clever and hard-working. We’re funny and we‘re crazy, too. We aren’t American. We’re from Manchester, in England. We’re musicians. We’re in a band. Our favourite music is rock. Our band’s name is Instant Dreams. This is our new CD.  Our email address is indreams@music.uk.  Send your email!


TRUE OR FALSE ?

1-Instant Dreams aren’t from Canada  _____
2-Manchester is in USA                        _____
3-Max is hard-working                         _____
4-Zak and Max aren’t crazy.                 _____

  ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEXT
1-Who is friendly and sporty?                   ________________________________________________________
2-What is Zak like?                                         ________________________________________________________
3-Are they American?                                  ________________________________________________________
4-Where are they from?                             ________________________________________________________
5-What are they?                                           ________________________________________________________
6-What is the name of the band?            ________________________________________________________            

USE OF ENGLISH
CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

1-        A: Who are they/ their?
   B: They’re Instant Dreams
2-     They/Their are from England
3-        This is you/their email address
4-        They’re/Their music is great!
5-        I/They  are from Manchester
6-        This is we/ our new CD.


Complete the paragraph with only ONE word
Hello! My name ………………….Matias and I’m ……………………Mexico. I’m 23 years ……………..
My roommate, Lee ,………………………. from China and he …………. 22. He ………….. really crazy.
 …………. email address is crazylee@gmail.com.  We………………. very hard-working.
……………………… English teachers are …………… the USA. ………………… classes are fantastic.



 Match the opposites
LAZY                                      DISHONEST
HONEST                               BAD-TEMPERED              
EASY-GOING                     IMPATIENT
ARROGANT                       HARD-WORKING
SENSITITVE                        MODEST
PATIENT                              INSENSITIVE

 LISTENING
THOMAS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION
Watch the video and complete the notes about Thomas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lvUgxuBZ1k

City: ______________________________               Sister’s age:____________________________
Age: ______________________________              Workplace: ____________________________  
Occupation ______________________________    Thomas’ s favourite film________________
Sister: ______________________________              Book plot:__________________________
Father’s name: ____________________________  Occupation:___________________________
Mother’s name: ___________________________Occupation:______  ______________________




WRITING
Complete the chart with information about you and three more people

NAME
AGE
COUNTRY/CITY
OCCUPATION
PERSONALITY
OTHER COMMENTS
Me




























Use the information on the chart to write a paragraph about important people in your life. Look at the description on page 25 to help you

SPEAKING TASK
Who’s this?
Bring four photographs of different people in your life to class
Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions about the people in the photos
Useful phrases


Who’s this?
Where………..from?
How old….?
What…..?
What … like?