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Listening and speaking

Reading

Grammar

Writing

Culture express

Content

Pronunciation and listening skills

Conversations

Passage

Listening and speaking

Pronunciation and listening skills

Read the following sentences after the recording. Pay attention to the pronunciation of the underlined words.

Tipsfrom /frm/ /frm/ as /z/ /z/

Unit 1tips

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Pronunciation and listening skills

Read the following sentences after the recording. Pay attention to the pronunciation of the underlined words.

1 He told us a story.

2 Its a fine day but rather cold.

3 Lets have some ham and eggs.

4 I learned it from the book.

5 He is as old as you.

6 I wrote him a letter.

7 He got a lot of money from his uncle.

8 Have you had some bread?

Unit 1tips

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Tips

Listening for weak forms of certain words

Listening for weak forms of certain words

us /s/ /s/but /bt/ /bt/

and /nd/ /nd/from /frm/ /frm/

as /z/ /z/him /hm/ /m/

of /v/ /v/some /sm/ /sm/

a /e/ //an /n/ /n/

Conversations

Conversation 1

Conversation 2

Functional language

Exercises

Exercises

Functional language

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1.Listen to a conversation and complete the following sentences with what you hear.

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Word tipsbadminton n. Lee Chongwei beat v. Grand Slamtoo close to call Its a deal!

ABC

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1.Listen to a conversation and complete the following sentences with what you hear.

1 I think it will be Dan. He is now the worlds ____________.

2 Are you sure he will beat Lee? I think its ____________.

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

3 But, you know, Lee is also a great player. I think its _______________.

4 Anyway, Im ____________ Dan will win.

top player

hard to say

too close to call

pretty sure

ABC

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2.Listen again and choose the best way to complete each of the following sentences.

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

1 There will be a match between Super Dan and Lee Chongwei ______.

A tomorrow nightB tonightC on Tuesday night

2 Lin Dan is the only player in badminton history to have won all ______ major titles.

A seven B eightC nine

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2.Listen again and choose the best way to complete each of the following sentences.

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

3 The man and the woman agree to bet ____ on the result of the match.

A 100 yuanB 200 yuanC 300 yuan

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Scripts

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Man:Do you know Super Dan?Woman:You mean Lin Dan on the Chinese badminton team? Man:Yeah.Woman:Of course, I love watching him play.Man:Theres a match between Super Dan and Lee Chongwei from Malaysia tonight.Woman:Wow, really? Its going to be an exciting match!Man:Yeah. Any idea who might win?Woman:I think it will be Dan. He is now the worlds top player.

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Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Man:Are you sure he will beat Lee? I think its hard to say.Woman:Dan is sure to win. He is the only player in badminton history to complete the super Grand Slam. That means he has won all nine major titles in world badminton competitions.Man:But, you know, Lee is also a great player. I think its too close to call.Woman:Anyway, Im pretty sure Dan will win. I bet you 100 yuan, OK?Man:OK. Its a deal!

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3.Role-play a conversation in pairs according to one of the following situations. You may refer to the Functional Language.

Situation 1

A and B are discussing who will be elected new president of the Students Union.

Situation 2

A and B are watching a tennis match and discussing who will be the winner, Federer or Nadal.

(Sample)

(Sample)

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

GUIDED CONVERSATIONA: Ask Bs opinion about who will be elected new president of the Students Union / who will be the winner, Federer or Nadal.B: Make a prediction.A: Ask why B thinks so.B: Give your reason.A: Show your uncertainty about that.B: Say you are sure about your prediction.

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Role play - Sample conversation

Situation 1

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Carol: Hi Andy, did you see the information about Jack and Steven, the two candidates for president of the Students Union on the bulletin board?Andy:Yeah, I just saw it this morning.Carol: Who do you think will be elected new president?Andy:I think Jack has a great chance of winning the election.Carol: Why do you think so?Andy:Jack is a very organized person. He is also very passionate about making students life more colorful.John:Are you sure he will win? I think its hard to say. Steven is also very popular with the students.Andy:Anyway, Im pretty sure Jack will win.

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Role play - Sample conversation

Situation 2

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Sam: So who do you think will be the winner, Federer or Nadal?Ken: I think it will be Nadal.Sam: What makes you think that he will win?Ken: Nadal has won 13 of their 15 encounters on clay courts till Jan., 2014. Besides, his success on clay has earned him the nickname the King of Clay.Sam: Im not certain about who will be the winner. Federer seems to be in good form today. Its hard to say for the time being.Ken: Im quite sure that Nadal will win this match. He usually plays well when he meets Federer.

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Functional Language

Conversation 1 Asking about certainty

Asking About CertaintyExpressing Certainty/ UncertaintyAre you sure / certain that?Im pretty sure.Is it certain that?Im (not) certain / sure of / aboutCan the news be true that?I cant be certain / sure of / aboutIts hard to say.

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1.Listen to a conversation and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F).

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

F

F

T

1 Lisa has applied for her visa to go study in Britain.

2 Lisa is certain that she will get the visa.

3 Lisa has presented all the required documents, including those relating to her financial status and her education.

T

4 The man wishes Lisa good luck.

Word tipsvisa n. application n. ;financial status grant v. ;embassy n.

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2.Listen again and choose the best way to complete each of the following sentences.

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

1 Lisa has handed in her application form ______ ago, and shes going for an interview ______.

A two weeks, this week

B three weeks, next week

C two weeks, next week

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2.Listen again and choose the best way to complete each of the following sentences.

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

2 Lisa is applying for a ______.

A tourist visaB student visaC work visa

3 Lisa is not confident about getting the visa because _____.

A her documents are not well-prepared

B she was asked to wait for a long time

C the embassy is very strict about the student visa

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Scripts

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

Joe:Is it true that Lisa has applied for her visa to go study in the United States?Jenny:Yes, she handed in her application form two weeks ago, and shes going for an interview next week.Joe:I heard its very difficult to get a visa to the United States.Jenny:To some extent, it is. The application process is quite complicated.Joe:Any idea whether Lisa will get the visa?Jenny:Its hard to say. She has presented all the required documents. But it will take some time to review them before the interview.

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Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

Joe:What kind of documents did she present?Jenny:Those relating to her financial status and of course her education, because shes applying for a student visa.Joe:Is she confident that her application will be granted?Jenny:She is not certain of it. The embassy is very strict about the student visa.Joe:Well, good luck to her. She has always dreamed of studying abroad.

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3.Role-play a conversation in pairs according to one of the following situations. You may refer to the Functional Language.

(Sample)

(Sample)

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

Situation 1A is worrying about his / her CET-4 exam. B tells him / her to take it easy.

Situation 2A is worrying about whether he /she can pass the piano test. B tells him / her to have confidence.

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3.Role-play a conversation in pairs according to one of the following situations. You may refer to the Functional Language.

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

GUIDED CONVERSATIONA: Say you are worried about the result of the CET-4 exam / the piano test.B: Ask A to take it easy.A: Say you are uncertain whether you can pass it.B: Say A will pass the exam / piano test without any doubt.A: Express your uncertainty again.B: Ask A to be confident.

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Role play - Sample conversation

Situation 1

Conversation 2 Asking about certainty

Helen:Hi Kelly, what makes you look so concerned?Kelly:The result of the CET-4 exam is coming out next Monday. I am very worried.Helen:Tak