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  • Terry Phillipsand

    Anna Phillips

    UAE English Skills

    Grade 8

    Teachers Book

    United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

    Center for Curriculum & Instructional Materials Development

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  • Published by Garnet Publishing Ltd.8 Southern CourtSouth StreetReading RG1 4QS, UK

    Copyright 2006 Garnet Publishing Ltd.

    The right of Terry Phillips and Anna Phillips to be identified as the author of this work hasbeen asserted by them in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

    All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted inany form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,without the prior permission of the Publisher. Any person who does any unauthorized act inrelation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

    This edition first published 2006

    ProductionProject managers: Richard Peacock, Francesca PinagliEditorial team: Natalie Griffith, Maggie MacIntyre, Lucy Thompson, Rod WebbArt director: David RoseDesign: Mike Hinks, Mark Slader, HL StudiosTypesetting: Samantha BardenIllustration: Doug Nash, Karen Rose, Beehive Illustration (Colin Brown/Janos

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    Publishing, Photodisc, Stockbyte

    Garnet Publishing wishes to thank the following for their assistance in the piloting of thisproject:David Anderson, Kaye Anderson, Alec Benson, Terry Boucher, William Davis, Jeanette Drissi,Patrick Flavin, Bruce Gunn, Marion King, Leslie Kirkham, Nicholas Lake, Mairead Lyons-Hackett, Peter Newbery, Barbara Mary Rowell, Roland Steinwand, Evan Sullivan, Yusuf Suluh,Kevin Watson, Debra Wedl, John Wells and teachers and administrators from the HigherColleges of Technology in the UAE.

    Special thanks go to the UAE Ministry of Education, Nicola Marsden and Hinemoa Xhori.

    Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders and we apologise in advance forany unintentional omissions. We will be happy to insert the appropriate acknowledgements inany subsequent editions.

    Audio production: Chris Dalby, YellowPark

    Printed and bound in Lebanon by International Press

    Ministry of EducationAdaptation Committee Members

    Dr Maryam Salim Bayshak Chairperson UAE UniversityMakeya Hassan Al-Najjar Coordinator Ministry of EducationZahra Mohammed Hashim Member Ministry of EducationFarida Mahmoud Al-Sharif Member Ministry of EducationAhmed Mahmoud Owais Member Ministry of EducationOwayed Awad Abu Housh Member Ministry of Education

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  • Contents

    Book Map 4

    Introduction 6

    Theme 1: Education 13

    Theme 2: Daily Life 59

    Theme 3: Work and Business 99

    Theme 4: Science and Nature 137

    Theme 5: Culture and Civilization 175

    Theme 6: They Made Our World 215

    Theme 7: Sport and Leisure 257

    Theme 8: Nutrition and Health 299

    Word Lists

    Thematic 338

    Alphabetical 341

    Answers to Student Test Booklet 345

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  • Book Map

    4 UAE ENGLISH SKILLS GRADE 8

    Theme Sounds and Letters Listening and Speaking Skills Theme Reading and Writing Skills Vocabulary and Grammar Skills

    1 Education identifying multi-syllable words from talking about likes and dislikes 1 Education using subheadings dependent prepositionsthe strong sound talking about quantity finding the main verbs modifying nouns

    comparing two things describing regular events predicting the next subject using learn with about, that, how to predicting the next word or phrase

    2 Daily Life guessing spelling talking about regular events: usually, 2 Daily Life using general knowledge making noun phrases silent letters ever, often, sometimes using figures and tables comparative adjectives (adj + -er) capital letters dealing with long sentences with joining

    words: and, but, because, so

    3 Work and asking about jobs 3 Work and dealing with long sentences: commas using a or anBusiness guessing meanings Business using and/or comparative adjectives: irregular

    end focus possessive adjectives

    4 Science and asking and talking about the weather 4 Science and using the introduction adjective or adverb of manner?Nature starting a conversation Nature finding factual information making adverbs of manner

    understanding the value of and, but, or using superlative adjectives superlative adjectives: regular (adj + -est) using be + the + noun using this and these

    5 Culture and using s to show a missing letter or possession identifying questions 5 Culture and making prepositional phrases everybody, somebody, anybody, nobodyCivilization silent letters making and answering questions Civilization using to: a preposition or part of the infinitive

    reading quickly understanding prepositions understanding commas

    6 They Made marking stress and silent letters using the correct short form 6 They Made What words do I know? comparative adjectives: regular (adj + -er; Our World predicting the structure of a talk Our World guessing words from context adj + more)

    improving your pronunciation describing interrupted actions superlative adjectives: regular (adj + stressing long words using when with interrupted actions the -est; adj + the most) starting a conversation: by talking

    about travel

    7 Sport and one word, two meanings recognising change of subject: signpost 7 Sport and finding reasons: look for because and so adjectives: -ing/-edLeisure language Leisure very or too?

    talking about likes and dislikes: I like; using too: and or more than the correct amountMy favourite; I hate; It makes me; I find it

    8 Nutrition and guessing pronunciation of vowels: 8 Nutrition and doing research: Does this make sense? countable and uncountable nounsHealth recognising similar patterns Health doing research: finding the source

    talking about containers: (1) with a liquid a will or may do?: stating probabilitybottle of milk will probably do: reducing probability

    talking about containers: (2) without a liquid a milk bottle

    how much? or how many?

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  • UAE ENGLISH SKILLS GRADE 8 5

    Theme Reading and Writing Skills Vocabulary and Grammar Skills

    1 Education using subheadings dependent prepositions finding the main verbs modifying nouns describing regular events using learn with about, that, how to

    2 Daily Life using general knowledge making noun phrases using figures and tables comparative adjectives (adj + -er) dealing with long sentences with joining

    words: and, but, because, so

    3 Work and dealing with long sentences: commas using a or anBusiness using and/or comparative adjectives: irregular

    possessive adjectives

    4 Science and using the introduction adjective or adverb of manner?Nature finding factual information making adverbs of manner

    using superlative adjectives superlative adjectives: regular (adj + -est) using be + the + noun using this and these

    5 Culture and making prepositional phrases everybody, somebody, anybody, nobodyCivilization using to: a preposition or part of the infinitive

    reading quickly understanding prepositions understanding commas

    6 They Made What words do I know? comparative adjectives: regular (adj + -er; Our World guessing words from context adj + more)

    describing interrupted actions superlative adjectives: regular (adj + using when with interrupted actions the -est; adj + the most)

    7 Sport and finding reasons: look for because and so adjectives: -ing/-edLeisure very or too?

    using too: and or more than the correct amount

    8 Nutrition and doing research: Does this make sense? countable and uncountable nounsHealth doing research: finding the source

    a will or may do?: stating probability will probably do: reducing probability

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  • Introduction

    6 UAE ENGLISH SKILLS GRADE 8

    UAE English Skills is designed exclusively for studentswho have completed six years of English at school.Many courses claim to be suitable for this targetgroup, but do not consider the real profile of theirtarget students.

    The target students are not beginners. They arepeople with a great deal of passive knowledge,especially of vocabulary, but also of verb-tensegrammar. UAE English Skills systematises thisprevious learning so it can become genuinelyuseful.

    The target students are not all at the same level.There is a danger, if the syllabus simply moves onfrom the end point of Year 6, that many of thestudents will not be able to cope with the newelements. Therefore a course is needed which lock-steps them through each point, to ensure thatthey understand it before moving on. UAE EnglishSkills takes students step-by-step through the basicelements they should have already learnt, anddemonstrates the communicative value of lexical,grammatical, orthographic and phonological points.

    In many cases, the students are not read-writelearners and may have struggled with the text-heavymaterials in their previous courses. They may bevisual learners, who need colour and pictures, oraural learners, who need sounds and repetition.They may even be kinaesthetic learners who needto touch things and move them around to makesense of them. UAE English Skills recognisesdifferent learning styles and gives studentsd