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Mr Darnott
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
She looks great!

LESSON 1

SHE LOOKS GREAT!

 

Situation: Two friends are talking in a party.

 

1.- Listen and repeat.

 

A.- Hi, Gary! How are things? Are you having a good time?

 

B.- Yes, I am just enjoying the party and the food is delicious.

 

 

A.- Gary, who ´s that girl over there near the table?

 

B.- Which one? The one wearing a very elegant outfit?

 

A.- Yes, that  outfit suits her very well, doesn’t  it?  She looks great.

 

 

Comprehension questions.

 

  1. Where are Gary and Peter?
  2. Who are they talking about?
  3. What does Peter say and the end of the conversation about the girl?

 

 

Language focus.

 

What a charming girl!

What a lovely lady!

What a nice woman!

What a pretty girl!

What an elegant dress!

 

 

 

That outfit suits her very well, she looks great!

That is an elegant dress, you look rather elegant!

 

 

 

Listen and practice the conversations.

 

A: Hi Helen!

B; Wow! Martha, look at you! Are you having a special meeting today?

A: Why? Is there something wrong?

B: Oh no! You look rather elegant today!

A: Thank you very much.

 

 

 

A: I think III buy this one. It’s a very nice sweater, don’t you think so?

B: Yes, I do. It suits you very well.

A: Thank you.

 

 

A: You look rather different today!

B: Really?

A: Now I know, you’ve got a new pair of glasses!  You look very smart!

B: Well!, that’s very nice of you!

 

Read the situation carefully and pay a compliment to the people involved.

 

a) Your father is wearing an elegant raincoat. He looks rather smart and keen.

 

What an elegant raincoat!

 

B) A friend is showing you a picture of her 15 year-old-cousin. She’s really beautiful.

 

What a pretty girl!

 

c) You’ve just moved into a new house. It is very spacious, it has a beautiful and big garden.

 

What a beautiful house you have!

 

d) One of your friends is taking painting lessons. He invites you to see a painting he has just finished.

 

What a wonderful painting!

 

e) Your friends and you attended a very interesting lecture 011 human rights. You meet the lecturer after his talk.

 

What an interesting lecture!

 

Write a short paragraph from the following conversation.

 

Mr.  Stewart:  Congratulations! Your speech was very interesting.

Mr. Taylor: Well, I’m glad you Iiked it.

Mr. Stewart: And what a delightful dinner we had!

Mr. Taylor: It was really good!

Mr. Stewart: This is one of the best restaurants in town, that’s why we are here!

Mr. Taylor: the meal was special, wasn’t it?

Mr. Stewart: That’s right! I have met the chef myself.

 

 

 

 

• Start your writing with: “There are two men sitting at a table. Mr. Stewart congratulates Mr. Taylor for his interesting speech

 

There are two men sitting at a table. Mr. Stewart congratulates Mr. Taylor for his interesting speech. There, they start talking about the delightful dinner they had. The meal was good because the chef of that restaurant was the best in town. Mr. Stewart Ha met the chef himself so he already knew it was a good restaurant; that was the reason why they were there. Everything was perfect. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Taylor had a good day.

 

 

Complete the following dialogs using these words: exciting, handsome, interesting, and honest.

 

a) Karen: Did you hear the news? My brother just made the football team.

    Jo: Did he? What an exciting piece of news!

    Karen: Yes. We’re ah very happy for him.

 

b) Bill: I had never seen Romeo and Juliet before.

    Ted: Me neither. What an interesting play!

     Bill: I couldn’t agree more.

 

c) Mary: Are you taking computer science? Have you met the new      teacher?

Alice: Sure, I have.  What a handsome man, don’t you think?

 

d) Paula: I lost my wallet at the mall today. To my surprise, a young man called my house and returned it, nothing was taken.

Jill: Really? What an Honest man!

 

Look at these situations and write the appropriate question tag.

 

a) A medical talk in high school about AIDS: “Teenagers must be very careful these days. AIDS becoming a big health problem among young people, ………………..?

 

b) Asking for opinions about drug-addiction: “You are against drug addiction, ……………………?

 

e) I personally believe that abortion should be legalized, …………………..?

 

d) A language teacher to a math teacher: “The results of this test of the last week were terrible,………………………..?

 

e) A working husband to his wife: “We can not afford our Insurance Policy, It is getting very expensive, ………………….? “

 

f ) Having lunch at a restaurant: The food was rather good, ……………..?

 

g) Corruption is a common practice in underdeveloped countries, ………………………….. ?

 

 

2. Use question tags.  

 

Ask for opinions:

 

a) The students were rather elegant in that event,  ………………………….. ?

 

b) The speech was pretty boring,  ………………………….. ?

 

c) It’s a wonderful house, ………………………….. ?

 

d) Sandy is a friendly girl,  ………………………….. ?

 

e) The girls are rather smart,  ………………………….. ?

 

f)  Peter is a handsome boy,  ………………………….. ?

 

Confirm one’s impressions or opinions:

 

a) The girls are excited,   ………………………….. ?

 

b) The students weren’t nervous,  ………………………….. ?

 

c) Your homework wasn’t good enough,  ………………………….. ?

 

 

LANGUAGE STUDY

 

 

Question Tags are questions in a short form. They are always at the end of a sentence.

 

They are common in conversations to ask or to confirm one’s impressions or opinions or to agree en facts and ideas.

 

Notice that:

 

In declarative sentences, question tags adopt the negative form, for example: Marian is your classmate, isn’t she?

 

In negative sentences, question tags adopt the affirmative form, for example: Charles hasn’t arrived yet, has he?

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by clevbolivar at 9:48 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 16 October 2007 10:33 PM EDT

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