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Unit aims Background


I can Cosplay is a portmanteau word formed from a blend of the
talk about the kind of clothes I like to wear. words costume and play. It refers to the art of practice of dressing
understand short online texts about fashions and up as characters from films, books, TV shows or video games,
anarticle about style icons. and in particular to characters science fiction as well as from the
talk about past habits and experiences. Japanese comic-book genres of anim and manga. It has become
understand a radio interview with an actor. a significant pop-cultural phenomenon over the last 20 years.
buy clothes in a shop.

Be curious
write a short biography of a famous person.

Unit contents
Vocabulary Clothes Books closed. Write fashion on the board. Elicit the meaning
Words in context of the noun, which refers to styles of clothing, hair, decoration,
language, music, film and behaviour that are popular at a given
Adjectives and dependent
moment in time.
prepositions
Ask students to open their books at page 8.
Compound nouns
Ask them to describe the photo and then ask them to close their
Reading Short online texts books and say what they remember about it.
Milan fashion week Give students a couple of minutes to answer the three questions.
A magazine article Students can then compare answers in pairs before you check
Language focus used to and would answers with the class.
Past perfect Tell students that the themes of Unit 1 are trends, fashion
Listening An interview andclothes.
Discover culture Inside the guitar
Speaking Buying clothes Suggested answers
Real Talk: What music and In the photo, there is a girl with pink hair. Shes wearing
fashion were your parents into strange clothes: a kind of red and white uniform. She looks
when they were growing up? like a character from a Japanese comic book.
Pronunciation Sentence stress in past perfect Shes outside on the street. Maybe she is playing the part of
Writing A biography acharacter in a film or comic.
In my free time, I like to play computer games with my
Sequencers and connectors
friends. There are some good games that we can play
CLIL Social Science: The history of jeans
together online. I also often go to the cinema with them.
Trendsetters My parents prefer to watch films at home. And my sisters are
younger than me, so they cant go out on their own.

CEFR
SKILL AREA GOAL EXERCISE
Listening OVERALL LISTENING COMPREHENSION 3 p912 p16
UNDERSTANDING INTERACTION 14 p1235 p16
LISTENING TO MEDIA AND RECORDINGS 18 p14
Reading READING FOR INFORMATION & ARGUMENT 15 p1013 p1515 p17
Speaking CONVERSATION 7 p16
INFORMAL DISCUSSION (WITH FRIENDS) 4 p12
INFORMATION EXCHANGE 5 p95 p105 p116 p138 p146 p15
SUSTAINED MONOLOGUE: Describing Experience 3 p13
Writing COHERENCE 35 p17
REPORTS AND ESSAYS 68 p17
Communicative language VOCABULARY RANGE 15 p94 p1057 p1245 p15
competence GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY 16 p1116 p13
PHONOLOGICAL CONTROL 1 p94 p136 p16
Communication strategies IDENTIFYING CUES AND INFERRING 4 p10

42 Unit 1
UNIT
Vocabulary Clothes 1
Objectives
Answers
learn vocabulary for different types of clothing.
Speaker 1 girl with dressSpeaker 2 girl with green coat
describe the clothes I like wearing.
Speaker 3 girl with yellow trousers
Warm-up
Books closed. Write clothes /kl()z/, pattern /pat()n/ and
material /mtrl/ on the board. Drill the pronunciation of the
Game
three words. Play Pictionary using the clothes vocabulary.
Draw three T-shirts on the board: one with vertical stripes, one See Games Bank on pages 2829.
with horizontal stripes and one with dots. Explain that each
T-shirt has a different pattern.
Explain material by referring to the material that one item of Your turn
clothing you are wearing is made from. For example, you may be
wearing trousers made from cotton.
4 Ask students to write down phrases to describe the clothes
they like wearing. In some cases, this will mean that they
1 1.07 Ask students to open their books at page 9.
change the phrases in the box in Exercise 1, e.g. they might
Put students into pairs to match the words with the clothes
like wearing woollen rather than silk scarves.
in the pictures.
If you have the Presentation Plus software, put the pictures
5 Ask a student to read out the questions and then refer
on the board and ask students to come up to the board in
students to the example answers in the speech bubbles.
turn to match the words with the photos.
Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions.
Play the recording for students to listen, check their answers
To extend the work on the vocabulary, you could ask
and repeat the phrases.
students to turn to the Vocabulary bank on page 107
anddo the exercises for Clothes.
Answers
a silk scarfb flowery dressc baggy jumper Optional activity
d flat shoese fitted coatf cool T-shirtg tight jeans
h stripy shirti leather jacketj denim skirt Ask students to write a short description of one of their
favourite items of clothing. Students should include the
following information: when and where they bought it
2 Refer students to the phrases in the box in Exercise 1. (or who gave it to them), how frequently they wear the
Focuson the words for materials: leather, silk and denim. item and why it means so much to them.
Ask students to use their smartphones to find out both the Put students into pairs to talk about the items of
meaning of these words and the translations into their own clothing they wrote descriptions of.
language. Students could also look up at the meaning as Ask some students to report back to the class on
well as a translation of the word fitted. theirpartner.
Ask students to work alone to find words in Exercise 1 to
describe what it listed in ad. Set Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on page 7 of the
Check answers.
Workbook for homework.
Students could also complete the following
Answers exercises on patterns and materials: http://
a leather; silk, denimb stripy; flowery learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-
c flat; tight; baggy; fittedd cool vocabulary/vocabulary-exercises/patterns-and-
materials
3 1.08 Tell students they are going to listen to three people
talking about the clothes they are wearing.
Play the recording for students to identify the people on the
recording in the pictures in Exercise 1.
Students can compare answers before you check answers
with the whole class.

Audioscript
1 My dad bought this dress for me. I really love the colours and
its the perfect length for me just above the knee. I also
really like the way the top part is fitted, but not really tight.
2 I love making things. I painted this T-shirt. Do you like the
design? I love wearing it with jeans. My sister sells them on
her stall at the market. I paint designs on denim skirts too,
and leather jackets.
3 I feel really comfortable in casual clothes. This is my favourite
jumper. I got it for my birthday. I wear it all the time! Its so
warm and comfortable. My mum always complains. She says
its too baggy and asks me why cant I wear a shirt or a nice
jacket. She doesnt understand!

Unit 1 43
Reading Short online texts
Objectives Explore words in context
read an article about teenage fashion from the past. 4 Refer students to the words in the box. Drill the
learn words in context. pronunciation of the following words: quiff /kwf/,
talk about fashions in my country. dyed/dd/ and extravagant /kstrav()nt/.
Put students into pairs to first find the words in the text and
Background then look for examples of the words in the photos. Students
Teddy boys based their style on the fashion of the Edwardian can use their smartphones to look up the meanings of the
era, the name given to the period between 1901 and 1910 words online.
when King Edward VII was on the British throne. Teddy is an Check answers.
affectionate form of Edward. You could extend the work on this vocabulary by asking
The Punk movement is associated with a loud, aggressive form of students to say whether they know anyone who uses
rock known as punk rock, which developed in the 1970s in New extravagant make-up or who dresses extravagantly, who has
York and later spread to the UK. a quiff or dyed hair, etc.
The noun Hippy (also spelt hippie) was coined from the adjective
hip, meaning fashionable or aware of the latest style and Suggested answers
developments. Hippies are associated with the counter-culture, Picture 1: loose clothesPicture 2: extravagant makeup
a movement of the late 1960s which rejected conventional Picture 3: dyed hairPicture 4: quiff
values, and which chose, instead, to champion freedom, love and
individuality.
New Romantic describes both a type of synthesised 1980s pop Your turn
music and a particular look involving make-up and flamboyant
style. The wearing of frilly shirts by men was reminiscent of the
Romantic era of the 19th-century, which had a huge influence on 5 Ask a student to read out the questions.
European culture. Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions.
Encourage stronger students to develop conversations
beyond the questions on the page by asking one another
Warm-up questions that arise in the course of their discussion.
Books closed. Ask students if they know of any words (in English Ask some students to report back to the class on what their
or their L1) to describe people who follow a particular fashion in partner had to say.
clothes, music, language, behaviour, etc. Students may think of
words such as emo, hipster or geek. You can show this video as either a lead-in or a follow-up to the
Find out if any students identify with a particular fashion. Language Focus 1 lesson.

1 Ask students to open their books at page 10.


Give students a minute or so to study the photos, decide the
order the fashions shown in them come in, and to read the
introduction to the quiz and answer the questions.
1.1 Milan fashion week
2 1.09 Ask students to read the text to check their answers
Ask: Can you name any top models?
to Exercise 1.
Elicit students answers and then put students into pairs to
Refer students to the information in the FACT! box.
askand answer the questions.
Checkstudents understanding of the noun peer /p/,
Play the video.
which refers to a person who has the same age, social
Students watch it and say what they learnt about Milan
position or ability as other people in a group.
andthe designer featured.
Ask students if they get most of their ideas for clothes and
Then ask students if they would like to go to Milan
fashion from their friends or from things such as magazines
fashionweek.
and TV.
See page 122 for further activities you can do with this video.

Answers Suggested answers


4132
Milan is in the north of Italy. Its the fashion capital of
1 Hippies 2 New Romantics3 Punks
the world, as an important fashion show takes place
4 Teds (teddy boys and girls)
there everyyear.
Missoni (in the video), Giorgio Armani, Emilio Pucci,
3 Refer students to the gapped sentences. Gianni Versace
Read out the example.
Put students into pairs and ask them to complete the
sentences with the names of the people who followed the
four distinct styles.
Check answers.

Answers
2 Teds 3 Hippies; New Romantics
4 Hippies, New Romantics5 Teds; Punks
6 Teds; Punks7 New Romantics8 Hippies

44 Unit 1
UNIT
Language focus 1 used to and would 1
Objectives 3 1.10 Help students with this exercise by guiding them to
learn used to and would. the correct answer for item 1: would cannot be used to
talk about my school when I was nine. complete the gap as it is not used with state verbs such as
be. That means we can say He used to be a New Romantic,
Warm-up but not He would be a New Romantic.
Books closed. Write the following on the board: Ask students to look back at the gaps in Exercise 2 to decide
1 I played football every Sunday. where would can be used.
2 I used to play football every Sunday. Check answers.
3I loved doing sport when I was a boy. I would play football
every Sunday. Answers
Elicit the fact that the sentences refer to the same habitual action When my dad was a student he used to be a New
in the past. Romantic. He and his friends would go to concerts together
all the time. They used to like wearing really extravagant
1 Ask students to open their books at page 11. clothes. They would dress as pirates and paint their faces.
Tell students that the gapped sentences are from the text on He used to have long, blond hair, but then he started
page 10. working in a bank in the city and he didnt use to go out
Ask students to copy the sentences into their notebooks and so much. He forgot about all the thing he used to love
complete them. doing with his friends. Now he looks completely different!
Check answers.
Ask students to translate used to and would into their own
languages. 4 Read out the information in the Get it right! Box.
For further information and additional exercises, students Point out that use to rather than used to is also used in
can turn to page 99 of the Grammar reference section. negative sentences, e.g. we say I didnt use to like Maths
not I didnt used to like Maths.
Answers Read out the example.
Put students into pairs to complete the exercise.
used to Check answers.
+ Both boys and girls used to wear extravagant
make-up. Answers
They didnt use to spend a lot of money on clothes. 2 Did you use to do any sports?
? What did the different groups use to call themselves? 3 Did you use to wear a uniform?
Did you use to be a hippy? 4 Did your teachers use to give you a lot of homework?
Yes, I did. No, I didnt. 5 Who did you use to play with in the playground?
would
+ They would put a lot of gel in it.
They would paint flowers on their hands and faces. Your turn
? Would he break the rules?
Yes, he would. No, he wouldnt. 5 Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions
We use used to and would to talk about past habits. from Exercise 4.
We only use would with actions. We used used to with Ask some students to tell the class about their partners
actions, states and feelings. pasthabits.

6 Read out the example sentence.


2 Refer students to the gapped text. Give students a few minutes to write four or five sentences
Complete the first gap with the class. about the difference between their life now and when they
Ask students to work alone to complete the text with the were nine.
correct form of used to. Monitor while students write their sentences. Help
Check answers. asnecessary.
Students can compare the sentences they wrote with
Answers apartner.
1 used to be2 used to go3 used to like Set Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on page 8 of the
4 used to dress5 used to have6 didnt use to go out
Workbook for homework.
7 used to love

Unit 1 45
Listening and Vocabulary
Objectives
listen to a radio interview with an actor. Optional activity
learn adjectives and dependent prepositions. Give students time to think of which period of history
write sentences about my partner using adjectives and they would go back to if they had a time machine.
dependent prepositions. Put students into pairs and ask them to tell each other
which period of history they have chosen and why, e.g.
Iwould go back to the Middle Ages.
An interview Ask some students to report back to the class on what
their partner said.
Background
Back to the Future was the most successful film of 1985, which
turned its lead, Michael J. Fox, into a global star. Adjectives and dependent
prepositions
Warm-up
5 1.12 Tell students that some adjectives are used with
Books closed. Read out a list of some American films of the particular prepositions, e.g. Shes good at playing chess.
1980s that were popular with young people, e.g. Ghostbusters, Put students into pairs and ask them to complete the
Gremlins, ET, Karate Kid, A Nightmare on Elm Street. sentences by choosing the correct preposition in each case.
Find out if any students have heard of or seen any of these films. Play the recording for students to check their answers.
Alternatively, you could simply put students into pairs and ask
them to tell one another about the best film that they have seen
recently. If you choose to do this alternative warm-up, make sure
Answers
that you ask some students to report back to the class on what 2 by
3 in
4 on
5 by
6 with
7 of
8 of
their partner said.

1 Ask students to open their books at page 12. Optional activity


Put students into pairs to answer the questions. Put students into pairs (A and B).
Do not check answers at this point. Students will do that in Students take it in turns to test each other on adjectives
Exercise 2 by listening to the recording. and dependent prepositions.
Student A closes their book. Student B says one of
2 1.11 Tell students they are going to listen to an interview
the adjectives from Exercise 5. Student A says what
with an actor taking part in a stage version of Back to preposition is used with that adjective.
theFuture. Students swap roles and continue in this way until all
Play the recording for students to check their answers to the adjectives in Exercise 5 have been used.
Exercise 1.

Audioscript Your turn


Turn to page 178 for audio script.
6 Read out the example sentence.
Suggested answers Put students into pairs and give students time to write five
sentences describing their partner using the adjectives and
1 Back to the Future is a classic film. It came out in 1985. prepositions from Exercise 5.
2In the film, Marty McFly, travels back in time. The photos
show people now and in the past. 7 Refer student to the example conversation.
3The technology has changed: people didnt have Internet Put students into pairs to ask and answer questions based
and their computers were much bigger. on the sentences they wrote in Exercise 6.
If none of the sentences that students wrote are true for
3 1.11 Play the recording again for students to listen and their partner, they should ask their partner to use the
choose the correct answers. adjectives and dependent prepositions to say a few things
Students can compare their answers in pairs before you about him or herself that are true.
check answers with the whole class. Ask some students to report back to the class on what their
partner said.
To extend the work on the vocabulary, you could ask
Answers
students to turn to the Vocabulary Bank on page 107 and
1 19852 1980s to the 1950s3 1980s
4 in the past do the exercises for Adjectives and dependent prepositions.
5 1980s6 were7 werent8 hasnt
Set Exercises 1, 2, 3 and 4 on page 9 of the
Workbook for homework.
Your turn For homework, you could also ask students to
watch Back to the Future. They can then say what
they think about the film with a partner in the
4 Read out the questions.
nextlesson.
Put students into pairs to ask and answer them.
Ask some students to tell the class about their partner.

46 Unit 1
UNIT
Language focus 2 Past perfect 1
Objectives
Answers
learn the past perfect.
talk about the first time I did or saw something special.
1 was 2 had wanted3 saw 4 asked5 said
6 hadnt let7 got on8 arrived
Warm-up 9 had put up their tents10 waited 11 had
12 sold out
Books closed. Write the following sentences on the board:
1 Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009.
2He had wanted to play for the Spanish club for years. Say it right!
Focus on the underlined verbs in each sentence. Elicit the fact
that the first sentence is in the past simple. Explain that the Sentence stress in past perfect
second sentence is in the past perfect and that this is a different
way of talking about events in the past. 1 1.14 Remind students that certain words in a
Highlight the form of the past perfect: had + past participle. sentence are given particular stress if they carry a
meaning the speaker wishes to convey and that
1 Ask students to open their books at page 13. the same sentence can be given different
Tell students that the example sentences are from the meanings according to which words are stressed.
listening on page 12. Play the recording for students to listen to and
Ask students to copy the sentences into their notebooks and repeat the sentences.
complete them using the words in the box. Then, ask them
to answer the questions. 2 1.15 Play the recording for students to mark
Check answers. the main stress in the sentences.
For further information and additional exercises, students
can turn to page 99 of the Grammar reference section. 3 1.15 Play the recording for students to check
their answers to Exercise 2 and repeat the
sentences.
Answers
+ I had always wanted to be in a big show. Answers
I hadnt really thought about it before. 1 The show had sold out really quickly.
? Had you seen it before you starter on the production? 2 Wed wanted to go to that restaurant for
Yes, I had seen it twice. No, I hadnt seen it. ages.
1 a
2 a 3 What? He hadnt seen that film? Ever?
4 Lots of other people had arrived before us.
5 I hadnt expected to see him there. What a
Language note surprise!

The past perfect and the present perfect connect different


points in time. The present perfect relates the past to the 4 Put students into pairs to practise saying the sentences
present moment, whereas the past perfect joins two past in Exercise 2.
events. Compare the following:
1 Shes lived in that flat for years. She enjoys living there.
2 Shed lived in that flat for years. She enjoyed living there. Optional activity
Students can use their smartphones to record each
2 Read out the example. Check students understanding of other saying the sentences in Exercise 2.
why the past simple is used in the first item. Explain that Students can then listen back to check whether they are
only one past action is referred to; there is no other context. used sentence stress correctly in each case.
Put students into pairs and ask them to complete the
remaining sentences with the correct form of the verbs.
Check answers. Your turn
Answers 5 Read out the example note about the first time someone
1 hadnt heard2 had gone; didnt see didsomething or saw something special.
3 hadnt been; was4 arrived; had started Give students a few minutes to write notes about their
ownexperiences.
You could encourage weaker students to write full
3 Ask students to describe the pictures briefly.
sentences as these will help them with the next activity.
Put students into pairs and ask them to tell the story the
pictures show using the verbs in the box.
6 Put students into pairs to talk about the experiences they
made notes on in Exercise 5. Students can use questions
4 1.13 Complete the first gap with the class as an example.
16 and any other they can think of.
Ask students to work alone to complete the remaining gaps
Ask some students to report back to the class on
in the text with the verbs in the box in Exercise 3.
theirpartner.
Students can compare answers in pairs.
Play the recording for students to check their answers. Set Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on page 10 of the
Workbook for homework.

Unit 1 47
Discover Culture
Inside the guitar 4 Refer students to the six questions. Give them a few
minutes to answer them.
Objectives This exercise is a test of students memory and some will do
watch a video about how guitars are made. better at it than others.
talk about guitars and other musical instruments.
5 1.2 Play the recording again for students to check their
Warm-up answers to Exercise 4.
Books closed. Write the following names on the board: Fender,
Gibson, Ibanez. Answers
Ask: Do you know the connection between these names? (They 1 electric guitar2 with a group of musicians
are all makes of guitar, with Fender and Gibson being most 3 electric guitars4 the body5 frets6 a concert
famous in the world of rock.)

1 Ask students to open their books at page 14 and look at 6 Read out the words and phrases on the picture and explain
the photos of the acoustic and electric guitars. that they are all used in the video to describe how an
Drill the pronunciation of fret /fret/. Then check students electric guitar works.
understanding of: Put students into pairs to write their own description of how
body: the central part of the guitar, which is attached to a guitar works using the words and phrases.
theneck;
frets: ridges on the fingerboard on the neck of a guitar, 7 1.2 Play the recording from 02.04 to 02.35 for students to
which divide it into semitones; check their answers.
strings: wires on a guitar, which produce notes by vibration.
Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions. Answers
Check answers.
See the videoscript in Exercise 3 above.

Suggested answers
Both guitars have the same basic parts (frets, body and Your turn
strings), but their construction is different. You need
electricity to play the electric guitar. The sounds these
instruments make are different, too.
8 Refer students to the questions about guitars and other
musical instruments.
Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions.
2 Put students into pairs to answer the two questions.
Optional activity
3 1.2 Refer students to the three options ac.
Play the recording. Students can read this story of the evolution of the
Students watch the video and say which of the options best electric guitar.
describes the main focus of the video. http://www.sixstringtheories.com/wp-content/
uploads/2011/05/eguitar_infographic2.jpg
Students can then tell a partner which of the guitars
Videoscript
pictured they would most like to play.
What role has the guitar played in popular culture? Well, guitars
have been around for a long time. You hear the guitar in all
different types of music. Traditional, or acoustic, guitars like these For homework, you could give students a list of
here have a deep body. This deep body amplifies the sound. some of the best guitarists of all time and ask
Andthen theres the electric guitar. Its sound is quite different them to watch some videos of them on YouTube,
from the acoustic guitar. Many musicians have a favourite brand of e.g.Django Reinhardt, Paco du Lucia or Jimi
electric guitar. Some love their Fenders. And others prefer Gibsons.
Hendrix. At the beginning of the next lesson,
We visited the Gibson guitar factory in the US to learn more about
these amazing instruments. First, we learned that electric guitars,
students could tell a partner whose playing they
unlike acoustic guitars, have a solid body. At the factory, they use most enjoyed.
big machines to make the bodies lots of them. But they also do a
lot of things by hand, like adding the frets. These guitars look just
like the original Gibson did in 1952 with the same colours and the
same pattern. When we arrived, the factory had just received an
order for 500 of these! But one thing is still missing! The sound!
They put small magnets, like these, under the strings. When the
strings move, they create waves. The magnets change these waves
into electricity. The electricity goes through a wire, and we hear
sounds! Then, they add the strings, and its done! So you see, the
electric guitar was part of a revolution in music and it still is today.

Answer
c

48 Unit 1
UNIT
Reading A magazine article 1
Objectives Explore compound nouns
read a magazine article about objects that symbolise the UK. 4 Read out the example compound noun.
learn compound nouns. Ask students to make further compound nouns by matching
talk about people or objects that are popular in my country. the words in A with those in B.
Students can compare their answers in pairs and then find
Warm up the compound nouns in the text.
Books closed. Write the following on the board: the Eiffel Tower, Check answers.
the Statue of Liberty, the Coliseum.
Ask students which cities these monuments represent.
Answers
Elicit:Paris, New York and Rome.
Elicit examples of other buildings, monuments, objects or style changestelephone boxstreet corners
people that are in some way representative of particular cities motorindustrytaxi fare
orcountries. You may wish to introduce the adjective iconic at
this point.
Language note
Language note Compound nouns are formed from a noun plus another
word, usually a noun, but sometimes adjectives and verbs.
The adjective iconic means relating to an icon. Icon originally They are either written as two words (e.g. post office) or
referred to devotional paintings of holy figures which were as one (e.g. postman). In the past compound nouns were
used in religious ceremonies, but is now mostly used to refer commonly hyphenated (e.g. post-man, post-office) although
to someone regarded as being representative or symbolic of they now tend to be written as either one word or two.
something and therefore worthy of admiration, e.g. Marilyn
Monroe is one of the icons of Hollywood. Iconic is now used with
the meaning well-known, popular or commercially successful, and 5 Read out the example.
has become a clich in the worlds of media and marketing. Put students into pairs to decide which of the words in
The adjective retro refers to fashion or style that borrows a look each group are not used with the words in bold to form
common at a point in the recent past. compound nouns. Encourage students to say each of
the compounds while making their decisions. The non-
compound nouns should sound unusual in that they will not
1 Ask students to open their books at page 15. be words that the students have ever heard.
Refer students to the photos and then ask the class the Check answers.
questions. To extend the work on the vocabulary, you could ask
Elicit answers, but do not confirm or reject them at this students to turn to the Vocabulary Bank on page 107 and
stage. Students will check their answers in Exercise 2. do the exercises for Explore compound nouns.

2 1.16 Ask students to read the magazine article to check


their answers from Exercise 1. Answers
2 model
3 name
4 house
5 driver
6 call
Suggested answers
the Beatles a band from the 1960s; theyre still popular Your turn
a telephone and a red telephone box you can still see
some the boxes in the UK
the Mini a British car; its production stopped in 2000, 6 Put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions.
buttheres a new (German) Mini Students can search online for examples of people or objects
a black cab a London taxi; theyre still used, but often that are icons in their country.
covered in adverts Ask students to share the images of these icons with each
other by emailing them if possible. You can then discuss
with the class as a whole which of the icons chosen are
Language note most representative of the students country.
Fab is short for fabulous and in some areas of the UK is Set Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on page 11 and
a commonly used adjective meaning great or fantastic, Exercise 6 on page 10 of the Workbook for
e.g.Ithought the film was fab.
homework.

3 Refer students to sentences ac.


Ask students to read the magazine article and then ask
them to say which sentence describes what the four icons
featured in the article have in common.
Read out the information in the FACT! box. Then ask the
class why we romanticise objects, buildings, monuments,
etc., from the past and why it is we try to preserve or
celebrate them.

Answer
c

Unit 1 49
Speaking Buying clothes
Objectives
Answers
watch teenagers talking about the music and fashion their
parents liked.
1 classical and pop2 no music3 disco
4 the Beatles
listen to teenagers talk about buying clothes.
5 Michael Jackson6 punk
practise asking and answering questions in a clothes shop.
2 Put students into pairs to ask and answer the question.
Warm-up Ask some students to report back to the class on what their
Books closed. Write the phrase to be into something on the board. partner said.
Explain that it is an informal way of saying you are interested
insomething, e.g. Im really into rock. 3 1.17 Tell students they are going to listen to Olivia telling
Raquel talking in a clothes shop.
Real talk:What music and fashion were Read out the question.
your parents into when they Play the recording.
weregrowing up? Students listen and answer the question.
Check answer.
1 1.3 Ask students to
open their books at Answer
page16. a top
Tell students they are
going to watch some
teenagers answering 4 Refer students to the phrases in the Useful language box.
the following question: Check students understanding of the language, particularly
Whatmusic and fashion were your parents into when the verb suit, which, in this context, means make someone
they were growing up? look more attractive, e.g. That dress really suits you.
Refer students to the music styles and people in the box Students can work alone to complete the conversation using
as well as the list of sentences. the phrases in the Useful language box.
Tell students that they are going to match the sentences
with the music or people. 5 1.17 Play the recording for students to check their
Play the video or the recording. answers.
Students work alone to complete the exercise.
Check answers. Answers
2 theyre my size3 are the changing rooms
Videoscript 4 the top suits me5 look great6 fit very well
Narrator: What music and fashion were your parents into
when they were growing up? 6 Ask students to work in pairs to act out the conversation
Speaker 1: My parents? My dad didnt like anything popular in Exercise 4.
when he was young. Hes a classical violinist so
Students can act out the conversation twice, taking a
he only likes classical music! But Mom was crazy
about pop music I think she still is! different part each time.
Speaker 2: My parents werent that into music, but they both
liked fashion, especially my mom. She followed 7 Read out the instructions and make sure that students
the latest trends, like tight jeans, and those dresses understand what they have to do.
with bows everywhere and shoulder pads. Her Put students into pairs (A and B).
wardrobe is still full of them but she doesnt wear Give students some time to plan what they want to say.
them anymore. Students then act out their conversations.
Speaker 3: Ive no idea. They havent got any pictures from Monitor while students are practising their conversations.
that time. The photo albums disappeared in a
Check that they are using the phrases from the Useful
move when I was little. When I ask them about it,
language box.
they never say! I guess they liked disco since they
grew up in the 70s, but they dont admit it! Ask students to watch this video about Camden
Speaker 4: Im not sure about my parents, but my
Market, famous for its clothes stalls, and complete
grandparents were into the Beatles. My grandma
even went to one of their first concerts. She still
the accompanying exercises:
seems excited when she talks about it. http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/
Speaker 5: My parents were both really into Michael Jackson. video-uk/camden-fashion
Its a little embarrassing My dad still has a copy
of the famous white glove. And my mom can do
all of those crazy dance moves. Whenever they
play his songs, we just sit back and laugh!
Speaker 6: They were into punk music and everything that
went with it the crazy hair, the weird clothes, the
makeup. Its really funny to see pictures of them
from that time. They look so serious, but they have
dyed hair and leather jackets!
Narrator: What music and fashion were your parents into
when they were growing up?

50 Unit 1
UNIT
Writing A biography 1
Objectives 5 Put students into pairs and ask them to complete the
read a biography of the pop group ABBA. sentences about ABBA using the words and phrases in
learn about the use of sequencers and connectors. thebox.
write a biography of an artist or band from the past. Check answers.

Warm-up Answers
Books closed. Ask students if they know of any English-language 1 Although 2 as a result3 After
4 Over the next
bands or artists that were successful in the 1970s. 5 the last few years
If students cannot name any, introduce them to some examples
e.g. Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Stevie
Wonder. Optional activity
If students do not know ABBAs music, you could
1 Ask students to open their books at page 17.
introduce them to some of the bands songs on
Refer students to the photo and ask them the questions.
YouTube. They could listen to the songs referred to in
Students then read the biography to check their answers.
the biography or the bands performance of Waterloo at
the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.
Answers You would probably be advised to do this as a whole
Theyre a group called ABBA. They were popular in the 1970s. class activity. Otherwise the class may become a
cacophony of competing songs.
2 Refer students to the fact file.
Put students into pairs and ask them to read the text again
and complete the facts about ABBA.
Check answers.
Get Writing
Suggested answers
1 ABBA 2 Sweden 3 1972 / 1982
4 at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 PLAN
5 Waterloo, Dancing Queen, SOS6 pop and disco
7 glam-rock 8 380 million9 They were two couples.
6 Students should do their planning in class. The writing
can either be done in class or at home.
10 They released two albums in Spanish. Their music has
Tell students they are going to write a biography of a
become popular again recently.
band or artist from the past.
You may want to brainstorm some bands or artists with
3 Ask students to identify the paragraphs in which the the class as a whole to give the class some ideas.
information in the Exercise 2 appears in the biography of Refer students back to the headings in Exercise 2 and
ABBA. then ask them to work alone to make notes. If you
Students can compare their answers in pairs before you choose to do the writing in class, encourage students to
check answers with the class. use their smartphones to look up information online.

Suggested answers WRITE


Paragraph 1: facts 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 7 Tell students to use the biography of ABBA as a model to
Paragraph 2: facts 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 follow.
Paragraph 3: facts 8, 10 Give students ten minutes to complete the writing task.
Students should write between 140 and 160 words.
4 Read out the information about sequencers and connectors Monitor while students are writing. Help with grammar
in the Useful language box. and vocabulary as necessary.
Explain that words and phrases such as although and as a
result are used to make a piece of writing coherent. Drill the CHECK
pronunciation of although /l/.
Ask students to work alone to find three further examples 8 Tell students that it is very important that they check their
of such words and phrases in the biography in Exercise 1. writing in order to look for ways to improve its content,
Check answers. You could then elicit further example style and structure.
sentences using these words and phrases as a means of Give students a few minutes to look through their
checking students understanding. If you do this, write the biographies and check them against the points here.
example sentences on the board and ask students to copy Collect students texts and mark them.
them into their notebooks.
Set Exercises 1, 2, 3 and 4 on page 12 and
Exercises 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 on page 13
Suggested answers of the Workbook for homework.
Later on both couples got married.
Over the next eight years they became one of the most
famous pop groups ever.
During that time they played pop and disco, and were
famous for their glam-rock stage costumes.
In the last few years their music has become popular
again with the musical (and film) Mamma Mia.
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