Where are you from?

1. Introduction

 

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Hello and welcome to the Speaking and Listening Course for Lower Intermediate English students. I’m Katie, your teacher and I have created this course to help you become more fluent in both speaking and listening. Try to learn the vocabulary and grammar as the course progresses. Let’s begin!

In today’s lesson we are going to talk about where we are from. We are also going to learn how to describe where we live.

2. Look at the following pictures. Which countries do they represent?

England / Brazil / France / USA

 

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1) USA
2) Brazil
3) France
4) england
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3.- Pre-Listening Task

A. Look at the following questions. How would you answer them? Give your own answers.

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1)Where do you live?
2)What’s it like there?
3)Whereabouts do you come from?
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4.- Listening

You are going to listen to a conversation between Mike and Lucy. They meet at Tom’s party.

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A. Listen to the conversation. How many questions do Mike and Lucy ask each other?

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B. Listen again and answer the questions. Check your answers!

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1)How does Mike know Tom?
2)Where does Mike live?
3)What’s it like where Mike lives?
4)Whereabouts does Mike come from?
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5.- Focus on Vocabulary

A. Listen again and complete the gaps.

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B. Listen again. Practice saying the dialogue with the same pronunciation and intonation as the speakers.

Using the phrases from the previous listening, answer the following questions:

  • Where do you live?
  • What’s it like?
  • Whereabouts do you come from?

We are now going to look at different ways to answer these simple questions.

 

Where do you live?

 

Put the words from the box into the gaps.

west of / heard of it / takes ages / know it

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Where do you live?
A place colled Cuffley. Do you ?
No, never
It is north of London.
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Whereabouts do you live?
Richmond.
That´s here, isn´t it? You´re quite far from the centre then.
Yes, I am. It to get anywhere.
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Listen to check your answers.

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What’s it like?

 

What do you think the words mean?

rough/plenty of/night life/is an up and coming place/safe/cool

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A: What´s it like living in Hounslow?
B: It´s a bit but I don´t mind. There are shops and restaurants and there´s a park.
A: What about ?
B: Not much of that I´m afraid. there are hardly any bars!
A: Where I live in Angel, . There are lots of places to go.
B: It is ?
A: Yes, of course. There´s hardly any crime.
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Use the words of the last exercise to fill in the gaps in the following sentences.

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1)The in London is good but unfortunately, you have to pay to go into bars and nightclubs.
2)When I went to Madrid in September, I found lots of places to visit. It´s a fantastic city.
3)People say that Brighton is a place but I disagree. I think it´s quite dangerous.
4)Bury St Edmunds . Every month news shops and restaurants open.
5)The area where Tom lives is really . I shops and restaurants open.
6)I disagree with Sam. There are parks in central London.
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Whereabouts do you come from?

 

Translate to spanish. Check your answers!

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1) It´s a tiny place in the south
2) It´s a town not far from the coast
3) It´s a village in the mountain
4) It´s a small place near London
5) It´s quite a big city not far from the border with Scotland
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6. Speaking Activity

A. Time to practice what you have learned! Ya es hora de practicar lo que has aprendido.

It’s break time on your first day at college. You start talking to Lucy.
Find out:

  • Where she lives?
  • What it is like there?
  • Whereabouts she comes from?

She is also going to ask you questions so be prepared!

 

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You have 4 minutes until your next lesson!

Try and imagine the conversation in your head and then practice saying it out loud.

Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

 

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