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Level:Intermediate
Intermediate
Level:
Aimes:
Aimes:
Introduceand
andpractice
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thegroup
groupofofcollocations
collocationsininfocus.
focus.
Introduce
Developaacollocational
collocationalawareness.
awareness.
Develop
Develop
speaking
skills.
Develop speaking skills.

Preparations:
Preparations:
Copythe
theboard
boardgame
gamefor
forthe
thegroup
groupofof3-4
3-4students.
students.
Copy
Copy
and
cut
the
cards
for
Production
Ex.1.
Copy and cut the cards for Production Ex.1.
Wordlist:
Wordlist:
Showyour
yourfeelings
feelings
Show
Suppressyour
yourfeelings
feelings
Suppress
Control
your
feelings
Control your feelings
Hideyour
yourfeelings
feelings
Hide
Hurt
your
feelings
Hurt your feelings
badfeeling
feeling
AAbad
A
sinking
feeling
A sinking feeling
Truefeeling
feeling
True
Mixed
feeling
Mixed feeling
Thefeeling
feelingisismutual
mutual
The
A
feeling
of
apprehension
A feeling of apprehension
feelingofofdissatisfaction
dissatisfaction
AAfeeling
A
feeling
of
loneliness
A feeling of loneliness
feelingofofguilt
guilt
AAfeeling
A
feeling
of
well-being
A feeling of well-being
Yourmood
moodchanges
changes
Your
Depend
on
yourmood
mood
Depend on your
Affectyour
yourmood
mood
Affect
Lighten/lift
your
mood
Lighten/lift your mood

goodmood
mood
AAgood
Time:
Time:
Presentation-homework
Presentation-homework
Practice-60min
Practice-60min
Instructions & Keys.
Production-40min
Production-40min
Feeling:
Presentation:

In confident mood

In confident
mood
Ex I:
1. hurt 2. show
3. hide 4. suppress 5. control
A
defiant
mood
Ex A
2:defiant
1. truemood
2. mixed 3. sinking 4. bad 5. mutual
Afestive
festive
mood
Ex A
3:
1.guiltmood
2.
well-being 3. apprehension 4. dissatisfaction 5. loneliness

lazymood
mood
AAlazy
moodofofdespair
despair
AAmood
A
mood
of
optimism
A mood of optimism
Practice:
Themood
moodofofthe
thecrowd
crowd
The
The
mood
of
the
occasion
Ex The
4: 1.True
2.Not
every
body and not in any situation 3.True 4.True 5.Children are
mood
of the
occasion
Theto
mood
ofthe
the
time
taught
haveof
this
feeling.
The
mood
time
Gain
confidence
Ex Gain
5:
1.true
feelings 2.to control yourself 3.hurt you 4.hide her feelings 5.the
confidence
Have
confidence
feeling
of
loneliness
6.mixed feelings 7.their feelings were mutual
Have
confidence
Ex 6: See
the sample
answer in the unit 1.
Lack
confidence
Lack confidence
Loseconfidence
confidence
Lose
Boost
yourconfidence
confidence
Boost your
Mood:
Destroyyour
yourconfidence
confidence
Destroy
Presentation:
An
air
of
confidence
An air of confidence
Alack
lackofofconfidence
confidence
Ex A
1:
1.changed
2. lighten
/ lift 3. affect 4. depends
A
boost
to
your
confidence
A boost
to your
confidence
Ex2:
1.confident
2.
bad
3.
defiant 4. lazy 5. festive 6. good
Undermineyour
yourconfidence
confidence
Undermine
Ex 3: 1-d 2- 3- 4-a 5-b
Confidenceisisbadly
badlyshaken
shaken
Confidence
Confidencedeserts
desertsyou
you
Confidence
Practice:
Your..takes
a
knock
Ex 4:Your..takes
1-d 2-f 3-g 4-b 5-h 6-c 7-aa8-e
knock

Ex 5: 1.depends on my mood 2.a good/festive mood 3.a lazy mood 4.the mood of
optimism 5.affect my mood 6.her mood changed 7.a mood of despair
Ex 6: Students own answers
Confidence:

Presentation:
Ex 1: 1. lose 2.gained 3. boost 4. lacks 5. destroyed
6. have
Ex 2: 1. lack 2. blow 3. boost 4.air Ex3: l-b 2-d 3-a
4-c
Practice:
Ex 3: 1-d 2-f 3-c 4-a 5-e 6-b 7-g
Ex 4: 1.to boost my confidence 2.lose confidence 3.a lack of confidence 4.blow to
my confidence 5.undermine her confidence 6.confidence is badly shaken 7.destroy
your confidence
Ex 5: Students own answers

Production:

Ex 1: Students own answers

Ex 2: Students own answers


Ex 3:
1) 1.couldnt fly/wasnt able to 2.was able to 3.can 4.will be able to 5.cant 6.cant
2) 1.can 2.will be able to 3.cant avoid 4.couldt sleep 5.could hardly 6.can 7.was
able to get
3) 1.was able to give 2.couldnt remember 3.can 4.will be able to say
4) couldnt/wasnt able to 2.couldnt/wasnt able to 3.were able to stop 4.can 5.was
able to stand 6.can 7.will be able to see
Ex 4:
Instructions: Students pl the game in small groups. You will need a dice and
counters.
Students pl counters on the square marked START and throw the dice.
The first player to throw a six starts the game.
The first player throws the dice and moves their counter along the board
according to the number on the dice.
Players then play in turns, moving around the board. When a player lands
on a square they have to talk about the subject for thirty seconds.
If a player has nothing to say or cant talk for thirty seconds, they are
allowed to pass and miss a turn.
If a player lands a FREE SQUARE they dont have to do anything.
The game continues until the first player reaches the square marked
FINISH.

Production Ex.1

Presentation

EELING & MOOD


Feeling

Mood

Confidence

Verb + feeling

Adjective+ feeling

Feeling + of + noun

show your feeling


suppress your feeling
control your feeling
hide your feeling
hurt your feeling

a bad feeling
a sinking feeling
true feeling
mixed feeling
the feeling is mutual

a feeling of apprehension
a feeling of dissatisfaction
a feeling of loneliness
a feeling of guilt
a feeling of well-being

1. Verb + feelings
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the above verbs:
1. I'm sorry if I upset you. I didn't really mean to your feelings.
2. She's not afraid to.....her feelings.
3. You can't.........your feelings from me. I've known you far too long.
4. It's unhealthy to......your feelings. So don't be afraid to cry!
5. Young children find it difficult to their feelings. This is something they
learn to do later in life.
2.Adjective + feeling
Choose the correct collocation:
1. It was better to lie rather than let everybody know my correct / true feelings.
2.He has mixed / opposite feelings about going back to his home town. He's
looking forward to seeing his friends again, but he doesn't want to stay with his
parents.
3.I had that falling / sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I knew that
something terrible had happened.
4. Her careless remarks have caused a lot of bad / poor feeling in the
community.
5. Jo can't stand Dave, and the feeling is equal / mutual. They totally avoid
each other.
3.Feeling + of + noun
Complete the sentences with the above nouns:
1. Parents can experience deep feelings of..if their children fail in life.
2. People who do yoga benefit from increased feelings of..
3. I remember the horrible feeling of as I waited for my examination results.
4. There is a strong feeling of.. .with the way the government is running the
country.
5. When my parents left me at boarding school for the first time, I remember
being overwhelmed by a deep feeling of..

Presentation

Notes

Note how we describe showing your feelings:


English people are reserved and don't usually talk openly about their
feelings.
She's a woman of few words. She expresses her feelings through her
paintings.
At times, I have difficulty putting my feelings into words.
Note these noun + preposition + feeling(s) expressions:
She shows a total disregard for other people's feelings.
> Yes, she seems totally insensitive to the feelings of others.
I was taken aback by the strength of feeling of the meeting.
He didn't think it was that important.
He spoke with great depth of feeling about how kind and helpful they had
been to him.

Practice
4. Correct if the statement is wrong.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

It is usual and common for lovebirds to show their feelings.


People can easily control their feelings in any situation.
The distance is not an impediment for true feelings.
When somebody failed to do something he has a feeling of dissatisfaction.
Every child has a feeling of guilt when he has made a mistake.

5. Fill in the gaps.


1. They had been dating for 3 years already and their.led them to the
wedding.
2. I want you. Your behavior hinders our lesson.
3. Anyway I didnt want toby this joke. One thousand apologies.
4. Although it was difficult to.she managed not to weep when he proposed to
her.
5. When I left my family and moved to Londondidnt leave me.
6. She had..when her parents said to her that her little sister would live
with her: on the one hand they were best friends, but on the other hand her
sister was a terrible sloven.
7. That situation when they were stuck in the elevator helped them to
understand that..Now they are married.
6. Answer the questions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

In what situations did you have a feeling of guilt?


To whom is it necessary to show your feelings?
Is it easy for you to forgive a person who has hurt your feelings?
What helps you to control your feelings?
What do you need to have a feeling of well-being?
How do you manage to avoid bad feelings?
What can you do to suppress a feeling of dissatisfaction?
Have you ever experienced a feeling of loneliness? When?

Practice

Verb + mood

Adjective+ mood

Noun + of + mood

your mood changes


depend on your mood
affect your mood
lighten/lift your mood

a bad mood
a good mood
in confidant mood
a defiant mood
a festive mood
a lazy mood

a mood of despair
a mood of optimism
the mood of the crowd
the mood of the occasion
the mood of the time

1. Verb + mood
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the above verbs:
1. Why has her mood......so dramatically? Was it something I said or did?
2. A phone call from a friend did nothing to.my mood. I still felt down.
3. I really do believe that a full moon canyour mood.
4. I've no favorite type of music. What I listen to.very much on my mood.
2.Adjective + mood
Complete the sentences with the above adjectives:
1. The players are in......mood and expect to win today's game quite easily.
2. Why are you in such a...mood? You've been rude to people all day!
3. The workers are in a.....mood, and are refusing to accept the new pay deal.
4. I don't feel like doing anything today. I'm in a bit of a..mood.
5. At Christmas, everybody was in a..mood, buying presents and cards.
6. My dad is usually very grumpy, but this morning he woke up in a.mood.
3.Mood + of + noun
Match the halves:

1. Nelson Mandela's election as


President created
2. The film accurately reflects
3. There was a mood of despair
4. At the funeral, the music reflected
5. The mood of the crowd turned nasty
and

a. the sombre mood of the


occasion.
b. people started throwing stones
at the police.
c. the mood of the time.
d. a mood of optimism in South
Africa.
e. after the team's tenth defeat in a
row.

Practice

Notes

Note these ways of saying you feel / don't feel like doing something:
I'm in the mood for dancing. Let's go to the club.
You go alone. I'm just not in a party I the holiday mood, so I wouldn't be
very good company.
I wouldn't try to discuss the matter with him just now. He's in no mood for
talking.
Note these ways of saying someone is in a bad mood:
Watch out! She's been in a real mood all day.
He's in one of his moods again.

Practice
4. Match collocations with their definitions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

a good mood
lift your mood
a mood of despair
a festive mood
a defiant mood
the mood of the occasion
in confident mood
a lazy mood

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

absolutely assured
convivial spirit
a feeling caused by some event
when nothing saddens the person
slothful sentiments
to cheer you up
a state of hopelessness
an audacious temper

5. Fill in the gaps.


1.
2.
3.
4.

The choice of the clothes I put on..and the weather.


Today Im in..because the sun is shining and tomorrow is my birthday.
Oblomov was always inso he spent his life on the sofa.
There is a solution to any problem-it is my motto. As you see.never
leaves me.
5. My boyfriend can easily. by scandals or by surprises.
6. Katherine split up with David because he couldnt understand whyevery
5 minutes.
7. Once she lost her job, her favorite bag was stolen and the landlord asked her
to find a new flat in 2 days: .. overwhelmed her.
6. Answer the questions.
1. What aspects of your life depend on your mood?
2. What can easily affect your mood?
3. Why can your mood change several times a day?

4. What do you do to be in a confident mood?


5. Is it possible to have a mood of optimism throughout your life?
6. What influences the mood of the mob?
7. Who and what lifts your mood?

Practice

Verb + confidence

Noun + preposition +
confidence

Losing confidence

gain confidence
have confidence
lack confidence
lose confidence
boost your confidence
destroy your confidence

an air of confidence
a lack of confidence
a boost to your confidence
a blow to your confidence

undermine your confidence


confidence is badly shaken
confidence deserts you
yourtakes a knock

1. Verb + confidence
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the above verbs:
1. If you have an accident, it is important that you get back in a car as soon as
possible,so that you don't..confidence in your ability to drive.
2. He used to be shy but he's...a lot of confidence since going to school.
>Yes, he seems to be growing in confidence all the time.
3. Our teacher tried to......our confidence by telling us we'd all pass the exam.
4. He............confidence. I've never known anyone so unsure of himself.
5. The accident seems to have completely.his confidence.
>Yes. Something like that really shatters your confidence in yourself.
6. I like Jane, but I don't . .the confidence to go up to her and ask her out!
2. Noun + preposition + confidence
Complete the sentences with the above nouns:
1. I suffer from a.of confidence. I blame it on my sheltered upbringing.
2. Failing the exam was a severeto my confidence. I thought I'd pass easily.
3. My manager's encouraging comments were a..to my self-confidence.
4. There is an..of confidence about Tiger Woods at the moment. He is so
full of confidence that I can't see anybody beating him.
3. Losing confidence
Match the halves:
1. After 3 defeats in a row, the team's
confidence
a. Try to believe in yourself.
2. His confidence has taken a knock
b. has been badly shaken.
3. Self-doubt can only undermine your
confidence,
c. my confidence deserted me!
4. When I saw the questions in the exam
paper, d. with that bad review of his
book.

a. try to believe in yourself.


b. has been badly shaken.
c. my confidence deserted me!
d. with that bad review of his
book.

Practice

Notes
Note these ways of saying you have great confidence in somebody or something:
She has a lot of experience and I have every confidence in her ability to do
the job.
Our bank manager advises us on our investments. We have complete
confidence in his financial judgement
For peace of mind, a sick person needs to have absolute confidence in their
doctor.
Note how we use 'confidence' to express certainty:
No one can predict with total confidence what will happen in the future.
'In confidence' means in secret:
Can I speak to you in confidence?
This is between you and me and nobody else - in strict confidence. I've just
won the Lottery!

Practice

4. Match collocations with their definitions.


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

gain confidence
a lack of confidence
boost your confidence
a blow to your confidence
undermine your confidence
confidence is badly shaken
confidence deserts you

a. a stroke to your assurance


b. when your certitude is
shattered
c. to increase your assurance
d. to develop assurance
e. to destabilize your assurance
f. an absence of certitude
g. your assurance leaves you

Practice

5. Fill in the gaps.


1. My friends advise me to visit some special training
2. Anyway when you have failed the job interview for 10 times you...
3. Ben hasbut he doesnt know that that all the women consider him to be a
womanizer.
4. His dissatisfaction with my look was a great..
5. The conversations were designed to so she felt that she could no
longer work for the company.
6. After several failures Janes..we should strongly support her.
7. Dont..because there is a great number of people who will do it with
pleasure instead of you.
6. Answer the questions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Do you lack confidence usually?


Why can you lose confidence?
What do you do to boost your confidence?
What inspires you to have enough confidence?
How do you handle situations when confidence deserts you?
What measures do you take to prevent your confidence from being
undermined?
7. What do you feel when your confidence is badly shaken?

Production

1. Play the game. Your teacher will provide you with cards, say in what
mood people are and what feelings they have, remember to use
collocations:

show your feelings


a bad/good feeling
a feeling of well-being
a festive mood
the mood of the occasion

hide your feeling


mixed feelings
affect your mood
a mood of optimism

2. Look at the tables. Tick your answers. Then, talk about your yes
answers with a partner.
a) Did you ever want to develop an air of confidence
Yes, because.

1.

when you werent prepared for the exam?

2.

when you realized you were guilty?

3.

during your job interview?

4.

when you were doing a speed-dating?

5.

when you were mugged?

6.

while being introduced to your future


relatives?

7.

with new colleagues?

8.

when you were lying ?

No, because.

b) Did you ever face a situation when your confidence was boosted,
especially
Yes, because.

1.

when people praised you?

2.

when you admitted your mistake?

3.

during your job interview?

No, because.

Production
4.

while speaking in public?

5.

when you confronted a mugger


successfully?

6.

while being introduced to your future


relatives?

9.

with new colleagues?

7.

when somebody shares with you


responsibility

c) Did you ever face a situation which blew your confidence, especially
Yes, because.

1.

betrayal of the best friend?

2.

the exam failure?

3.

during your job interview?

4.

a rift with your partner?

5.

a loss of job?

6.

a feeling of loneliness?

7.

when nobody appreciates your


initiative?

8.

a defeat in the competition?

No, because.

3. a. Fill in the gaps using can, could, was/were able to, will be able to or
their negative forms. (Sometimes more than one answer is correct)
Rosemary, Manchester
Psycho-Clinic is wonderful. My problem was that I..fly. I was afraid of aeroplanes. As
soon as my course was over, I..take a flight to the Canary Islands! I had a super
holiday. Now I..fly where I like. Next summer I . go to the West Indies.
(I..do that every year because I havent enough money.) I..thank Psycho-Clinic
enough.
Bernard, Southampton
Now at last I..stand up in front of a group of people! From now on my life will be
different.
I do my job much better in future. I often have to give talks to sales people at work. I
justavoid it. In the old days Isleep for a week before a talk. Ihardly do my

Production
work. But now Igive a talk without feeling too nervous. Last week I.get a good
nights sleep before talking to a group of twenty people the next day. Its marvelous!
Margaret, Cornwall
Yesterday someone asked me for my telephone number, and for the first time in my life
I . . . give the number without looking in my book. Before I went to Psycho-Clinic I
always forgot numbers and names. I..remember them at all. Now, thanks to PsychoClinic, I remember much more. If I see someone in the street tomorrow, I wont
need to hideIstop and say hello to them.
Eugene, Maryland, USA

I didnt like crowds of people. I..go to the theatre or the cinema. I love horse racing,
and I..go to the races. But the people at Psycho-Clinic..stop me feeling afraid. Now
I.do all those things. Yesterday I..stand in a crowd at a baseball game. I.lead a
normal life now. Theres an interesting show at the local theatre next week, and I..see
it.
b. Imagine you are one of the people whose stories you have just read.
Prepare a speech advising people on how to boost confidence sharing your
experience. Dont forget to use the collocations from the unit.
4. Work in the group of 3-4 people and play the board-game using the
handout provided by the teacher.