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Look at these questions.

Do you have Internet access at home?

Who’s your Internet service provider?

How much do you pay for internet access?

Do you have cable TV?

How many TV channels do you have?

Do you ever watch wildlife documentaries or sitcoms?

Did you watch the live coverage of that concert last night?


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Listen to David and Liza’s conversation to answer this question.


David wants Liza’s opinion on

Internet access at home

wildlife documentaries

the offer from CDSA

her family

going to concerts

eating popcorn while watching TV

children watching TV

cable TV

English sense of humour


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Now listen again for more details and answer the following questions.


1. David wants Liza’s opinion because

he is not sure if he needs cable TV.

the offer looks attractive but he isn’t sure if he wants it.

he doesn’t understand the offer and wants her to explain it.

he wants her to recommend the best Internet service provider.


2. What does Liza think of cable TV?

She thinks it is wonderful.

She thinks that few channels are worth watching.

She thinks it’s not good for her kids.

She dislikes it when her husband John watches sport on TV.


3. David is not excited about news channels because

he is too busy to watch TV.

he doesn’t need more than one short news bulletin a day.

he finds news depressing.

he is not interested in the news at all.


4. What does David think of children watching wildlife documentaries?

Children shouldn’t watch them at all; they should get the real experience.

It’s a good opportunity to learn about wildlife.

It’s a good opportunity to find out about animals that live on different continent.

They shouldn’t watch them because they eat too much unhealthy food and grow fat.


5. Liza likes “Life on Campus” because

she likes all sitcoms.

it is very funny.

it is about ballet.

her husband likes it, too.


6. When she says, You are being really impossible, she means

It’s impossible to believe in what you’re saying.

You are behaving in an awful way.

You usually behave like that so I’m not surprised.

It’s impossible to understand what you’re saying.


7. At the end of their conversation Liza gets upset because

David asked for her opinion but doesn’t really care about it.

David is critical of everything she says.

David criticizes everyone she’s talking about.

David is not listening to her.


8. She wants him to go on holiday because

she’s angry with the way he behaves.

she thinks he may behave in this way because he’s overworked.

she’s trying to be nice to him.

she wants him to go on holiday with her family.


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FUNCTIONS: expressing opinions

Liza loves cable TV so she says

Cable TV is absolutely brilliant!


David doesn’t seem to like sitcoms so he says

They are impossibly silly!


There are other phrases you may use to express opinions. Listen and repeat.



SPEAKING

Listen to these questions and answer them with one of the phrases you’ve just practiced.


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Do you have cable TV? What shows do you watch? Express your opinion on three shows you know.

PRONUNCIATION:

Listen to the words with [ a ] and repeat them.


Audio icon.gif   hot
Audio icon.gif   rock
Audio icon.gif   lock
Audio icon.gif   lost
Audio icon.gif   box
Audio icon.gif   cock


Listen to the words with [o:] and repeat them.


Audio icon.gif   store
Audio icon.gif   caught
Audio icon.gif   short
Audio icon.gif   dawn
Audio icon.gif   talk
Audio icon.gif   walk


Listen to the pairs of words with [o:] and [a] and repeat them. Note that in British English –r is not pronounced.



Listen to these words and decide if you hear [o:] or [a] .


Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

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[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

Audio icon.gif   Listen

[o:]

[a]

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