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WORD FORMATION Some samples in the chart: http://www.bedavaingilizce.com/advanced/wf/wfa.htm Some practice: http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/tests/wfts1.htm More practice: http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/word-formation/word-formation-sentences1.htm http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2996 http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/worldservice/quiznet/quizengine?ContentType=text/html;quiz=1433_word_formation online dictionary:etymology (päritolu, pärinemine) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=activist&searchmode=none An interesting list of words. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/ A lot of interesting stuff. http://www.tinyteflteacher.co.uk/learning-english/FCE/word-formation-ful-less.html Grammar definitions! http://www.tinyteflteacher.co.uk/learning-english/grammar-definitions.html Try this exercise! WORD DERIVATION Fill in the gaps with a suitable form of the word given. The bloodstain on her dress was very ………………………..……… . NOTICE Nobody wanted to live in the ……………………... part of the town. INDUSTRY The police asked him to give a …………………….…….. of the suitcase he had lost. DESCRIBE He had no ……………..………………. That he was being watched. SUSPECT This is Alexandra, my personal ……………………. . ASSIST Although some of my work-mates quickly found new jobs after the factory closed down, my brother and I were …………………………….. for several months. EMPLOY Although I was positive that the girl had stolen my ring, I could not find any …………………………….. . PROVE The doctor dealt with the hysterical patient with ……………………………. . UNDERSTAND There’s a …………………………….. at the British Embassy tonight. RECEIVE The next-door neighbours are so …………..... that we have stopped talking to them. FRIEND This jewel is not simply valuable, it is …………………….. . VALUE Yes, I can speak a little Spanish because I spent some of my ……………………. in Spain. BOY After all he has done for us, it would be very …………………………. of us if we didn’t do this for him now. CONSIDER With the world’s population increasing at the present rate, there will be a terrible food ………………………… soon. SHORT Penelope has ………………………….. failed her driving test again. FORTUNE Fruit is always ………………………. in summer here. PLENTY The ………………………………. of the money from the cash-box shows that somebody in this office is a thief. APPEAR You must accept the …………………………. of the committee. DECIDE Vernon and Wanda arrived late at the opera and were refused …………………….. until the end of the first act. ADMIT The coat is too short for today. Do you think you could ………………………… it a little for me? LONG KEY noticeable industrial description suspicion assistant unemployed proof understanding reception unfriendly invaluable boyhood inconsiderate shortage unfortunately plentiful disappearance decision admittance lengthen WORD FORMATION Some samples in the chart: http://www.bedavaingilizce.com/advanced/wf/wfa.htm Some practice: http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/tests/wfts1.htm More practice: http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/word-formation/word-formation-sentences1.htm http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2996 http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/worldservice/quiznet/quizengine?ContentType=text/html;quiz=1433_word_formation online dictionary:etymology (päritolu, pärinemine) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=activist&searchmode=none An interesting list of words. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/ A lot of interesting stuff. http://www.tinyteflteacher.co.uk/learning-english/FCE/word-formation-ful-less.html Grammar definitions! http://www.tinyteflteacher.co.uk/learning-english/grammar-definitions.html Try this exercise! WORD DERIVATION Fill in the gaps with a suitable form of the word given. The bloodstain on her dress was very ………………………..……… . NOTICE Nobody wanted to live in the ……………………... part of the town. INDUSTRY The police asked him to give a …………………….…….. of the suitcase he had lost. DESCRIBE He had no ……………..………………. That he was being watched. SUSPECT This is Alexandra, my personal ……………………. . ASSIST Although some of my work-mates quickly found new jobs after the factory closed down, my brother and I were …………………………….. for several months. EMPLOY Although I was positive that the girl had stolen my ring, I could not find any …………………………….. . PROVE The doctor dealt with the hysterical patient with ……………………………. . UNDERSTAND There’s a …………………………….. at the British Embassy tonight. RECEIVE The next-door neighbours are so …………..... that we have stopped talking to them. FRIEND This jewel is not simply valuable, it is …………………….. . VALUE Yes, I can speak a little Spanish because I spent some of my ……………………. in Spain. BOY After all he has done for us, it would be very …………………………. of us if we didn’t do this for him now. CONSIDER With the world’s population increasing at the present rate, there will be a terrible food ………………………… soon. SHORT Penelope has ………………………….. failed her driving test again. FORTUNE Fruit is always ………………………. in summer here. PLENTY The ………………………………. of the money from the cash-box shows that somebody in this office is a thief. APPEAR You must accept the …………………………. of the committee. DECIDE Vernon and Wanda arrived late at the opera and were refused …………………….. until the end of the first act. ADMIT The coat is too short for today. Do you think you could ………………………… it a little for me? LONG KEY noticeable industrial description suspicion assistant unemployed proof understanding reception unfriendly invaluable boyhood inconsiderate shortage unfortunately plentiful disappearance decision admittance lengthen

ORAL EXAM 2012 Monologue part 1.Preparation time : 3 minutes/ retell 2 minutes and answer 4 questions Some people say that…1-35……… Why do you think they say that? Do you agree? Give reasons! Everyone must take responsibility for their friends’ actions. It is dangerous to be friendly with everyone. We should have a positive attitude in all situations. It is important to speak your mind in every situation. Constant good weather is boring. Everybody should start using electric cars. American culture is the best in the world. You haven’t actually been to England if you have only been to London. Anyone can write at least one book. University education is not necessary for success. Contacts between two cultures have benefits for both. TV commercials are sometimes better than TV shows. Making friends is one of the most difficult things in life. At times of trouble, you should turn to your family. Not all crimes should be punished. The biggest problem connected with travelling is homesickness. Supermarkets should sell organic fruits and vegetables only. It is healthier to live in a small village than in a city. Nowadays there is no difference between British and American culture. Music should not be a compulsory subject in secondary school. A small town is a better place for studies than a big city. Students should practise the same sports at school. Nowadays people are interested in so-called yellow journalism only. A person can never have too many friends. Joining social networks, such as Facebook, is unnecessary. Every family should have a pet. Children today are spoilt. Increasing fuel prices helps to save the environment. It is important to teach people how to survive natural disasters. There is no difference between English and Australian cultures. Visiting New York City is everybody’s dream. It is easier to be an employer than an employee. It is easier to study alone than in a class. Every book teaches you something. International travels do not broaden your mind. Use linking devices: My given statement is…On the one hand…, on the other hand, however.. First of all, secondly.., in addition to that, not only…but, finally etc. In conclusion ..positive .. outweigh the negative…( your decision). 2. Role Play – no preparation time, one minute for reading, you are allowed to ask for clarifications in English. C6 Introduction Questions (6) Summary Student’s cue card Your interviewer is an exchange student who has resently played disc golf. Ask the interviewer about Type of game Aim Discs Baskets Locations History At the end of the talk say whether you would like to try this sport, giving reasons. INTRODUCTION: You: Hello. I have heard that you have played disc golf. I became interested in it and I would like to ask some questions about it! Interviewer: You are welcome. What are you interested in? QUESTIONS: Y: Can you tell me what type of a game it is? I. Y: What is the aim of this game? I. Y: What kind of discs are used in the game? I. Y: I would like to know what the baskets in disc golf are like? I: Y. Do you happen to know how many disc golf courses there are . I. Y. When did modern disc golf get its start? SUMMARY: You:Thank you for your answers! It sounds very interesting to play disc golf, I have never tried it before. I think I would really like to try it to have a new experience and who knows I might even like it. …………………………………………………………………………………………………... You have to use different types of questions: Direct questions/ Indirect questions Where does he live?/ Can you tell me where he lives. What do they do?/ Do you know what they do. When did it start?/ I wonder when it started. Have you been there? Can you tell me if you have been there. NB! Can you tell me about its history- is a request, NOT a question, don’t use it.

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Visit the link: http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp There are rules and a quiz http://www.vocabulix.com/grammar/english-numbers.shtml some spelling and two exercises. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/numbers/cardinal How to say and write numbers in English? Fractions and decimals We say simple fractions like this: 1/8 = one eighth 5/7 = five sevenths2/5 = two fifths3/4 hour = three quarters of an hour More complex fractions are usually expressed by using the word over.218/576 = two hundred and eighteen over five hundred and seventy six We say and write decimals like this: 0.278 = nought point two seven eight (US zero point two seven eight)(NOT nought point two hundred and seventy eight) Nought, zero, nil etc The figure 0 is usually called nought in British English, and zero in American English. When we say numbers one figure at a time, 0 is often called oh. My phone number is nine three two five oh six (= 932506) In measurements of temperature , 0 is called zero in both British and American English. Zero scores in team games are called nil. In tennis and similar games, the word love is used for zero. And the score is: Brazil three, Italy nil.Forty-love: Nadal to serve Telephone numbers Each figure is said separately. There is usually a pause after groups of three or four figures. If the same figure comes twice, British people usually say double.  657 4481  – six five seven, double four eight one (British)- six five seven, four four eight one (US) Roman numbersThe names of kings and queens are still written in Roman numbers. It was built in the time of Louis XIV.Queen Elizabeth IIHenry V Cardinal and ordinal number The numbers one, two, three, four etc., are called cardinal numbers whereas the numbers first, second, third, fourth etc., are called ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are used before nouns. After a noun, we use cardinal numbers. the fourth chapter – chapter fourthe third act – Act Three Read more: http://www.englishpractice.com/writing/write-numbers-english/#ixzz2PgLOTtq6 One more useful link: http://www.esldesk.com/vocabulary/numbers

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