WRITTEN TASK 1

LEVEL 3

WRITTEN TASK 1
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READING COMPREHENSION

Read the following excerpt and do the activities
The words “I am….” Are potent words, be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.
I AM….
(Excerpt from” I am …”by Amy Yerkes)

I am an architect: I’ve built a solid foundation; and each year I go to that school I add another floor of wisdom and knowledge

I am a sculptor: I’ve shaped my moral and philosophies to the clay of right and wrong

I am a painter: With each new idea I express, I paint a new hue in the world’s multitude of colors.

I am an astrologist: reading and analysing the palms of life and each new person I encounter


Complete the space with an occupation from the box:

A tight-rope walker                an astronaut               a mathematician 
      
A detective                             a banker                     a mountain climber

I am………………………………………………..: others share their trust and values with me and never lose interest

I am ………………………………………………..: constantly exploring and broadening my horizons

I am ………………………………………………..: carefully and stealthily I pace myself through every  rough time, but I always make it safely to the end.

I am ………………………………………………..: making sure I conquer each of my problems with correct solutions

I am………………………………………………….: slowly but surely I am making my way to the top.


I am…………………………………………………: peering through my two lenses, searching for meaning and significance in the mysteries of life.




Choose two occupations from the previous activity and write a description following the reading example
I am …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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I am …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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USE OF ENGLISH



Complete using the right tense of the verbs in brackets or circle the correct possessive  adjective


My name ………………( be) Ben and I ……………… (come) from Australia. I…………………(be) 24 years old and I……………… (live) in a small town near Sydney called Branton.
I ………………… (not have) a job now, but normally I ………………(clean) shop windows. I ………………… (not be) married but I …………………… (live) with………… (my/her) very beautiful girlfriend, Maria, in a nice house in Branton. We……………… (not have) any children, maybe next year.
My girlfriend ……………… (be) an actress, but she ………………(not be) very famous. She………………………… (act) in a small theatre in ………………… (their/our) town. At the weekend, we …………… (like) going swimming in a big lake near ………… (their/ our) house.
I normally………………… ( get up) at eight o'clock, but …………… (on/in) Thursday I …………………… (get up) at six o'clock because that is the day when I …………………(go) running in the park.




LISTENING
THE ROCK STAR
A rock star talks about her routine. Listen to her  here
Listen to her and answer the questions.


1-What does she do first thing in the morning?
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2-Where does she have breakfast?
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3-What does she do while having breakfast?
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4-Does she drive her car to the studio?
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5-Who does she meet at the studio?
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6-What time do they stop for lunch?
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7-How does she take care of her voice?
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8-What time does she arrive home?
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9-Who does she meet in the evening?
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10-Where do they often have dinner? Why?
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WRITING
INTERNET POSTING



AN INTERNET POSTING
Read the Internet posting. Is Leona a good penpal for you?
penpal finder.com
About me: I´m Leona . I live in the Czech Republic. I´m a student of law at Prague University and I also study English in the evenings. I´m twenty-two and I love meeting people, but I don’t know many people from other countries

Interests/Hobbies: I like rock music and my favourite band is Radiohead. I´m very active. I go running or swimming every morning and I like sports- tennis is my favourite, but I don’t play it well.

Requests: Please, email me. I want to practise English and to have new friends from other countries, especially from South America or Asia. I want to know different lifestyles



You are going to write an Internet posting about you. Follow the tips in the article. You can also follow the model above

Here there are some tips on Internet posting.
Do you find writing the first posting to a new penpal difficult?
The first posting is the key when starting a pen-friendship. In this first posting you have the chance to introduce yourself. Don't ruin your only possibility of making a very good impression of yourself by writing an uninteresting, awfully boring text of a very poor quality.
So, what should be written? Here there are some tips which might help you to write a successful first posting:
- Introduce yourself. Write about your name, age, when is your birthday. You have to be chatty and develop it in a way it sounds interesting, not a mere formality.
- Include information about the place you come from, where you were born/grew up, were you live now if you moved, or even the places you have lived in. At this point you can add some facts: relate why the place you were born, the place(s) you live(d) in are famous.
- Talk about your family. Your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, children, parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, cousins... Maybe you have a favourite member of the family whom you share most of your adventures and you trust blindly. Perhaps you would like to tell your pal about this special person in your family. Here you can also write about your pets if you have any. After all, they are like family members as well.
- Mention your studies or your work. Maybe you are into the same field and you are interested in discussing it in future letters.
- Write about what you like doing, your hobbies and your interests. Perhaps you discover a new liking you had never heard about before... But if you like music, TV series or movies I recommend you not to write a list of all those singers/bands/TV series/films you like..
- Name some random stuff you might like, besides your hobbies. Sometimes we discover that another person in the other corner of the world likes rainy days, walking in the woods or your favourite fruit!
- If you feel like it, describe yourself. It is not easy, but probably your future penpal would like to hear about your personality traits and how you think you are.
- Perhaps you would like to advance some of your dreams, ideas, hopes, points of view, opinions or future expectations in your life. Maybe you share some of them and both of you develop these topics in next letter exchanges...


You are going to write an Internet posting about you. Follow the tips in the article. You can also follow the model above. Remember to divide it into paragraphs

PRE WRITING Write down your ideas. Just A FEW WORDS
PERSONAL INFORMATION.
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INTERESTS/HOBBIES
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YOUR JOBS / STUDIES
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REQUESTS
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Now, use your notes and write your Internet posting.
Happy writing !!!