Beyond True Stories: A High-Intermediate Reader by Sandra Heyer

By Sandra Heyer

Could you suspect -- ? a lady invests in shares and makes $22 million -- after which donates just about all of it to a college! A eastern shield is helping a prisoner of warfare live to tell the tale global struggle II end result of the shared love of an opera aria. past precise tales maintains and expands the real tales culture with 8 thematic devices, every one bases on a real-life, human-interest tale. every one unit opens with a real tale within the information, by way of readings and actions that discover the subject matter. past real tales is a ebook scholars will not are looking to placed down.   positive factors analyzing recommendations and vocabulary development actions aid to arrange scholars for educational paintings. quite a few texts -- together with first-person debts, expository items, and graphs -- offer perform with other forms of analyzing. Thought-provoking dialogue and writing activates motivate own expression and entire the analyzing strategy. the genuine tales sequence contains: actual tales in the back of the Songs truer tales at the back of the Songs really easy precise tales All New really easy precise tales effortless real tales All New effortless actual tales truer tales, 3rd variation much more precise tales past real tales

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Students need to be familiar with all these steps if they are to perform well in external exams, so it is logical to give them practice in designing tests so that they understand them better. There is a danger that tests and exams are held over the heads of students as a sort of mysterious threat or challenge, a strategy made even more unfair if students receive little guidance about the nature of exams and how to pass them. This is similar to writing: there is a danger that something is tested, in the form of homework, for example, before it is even taught (see Chapter 5).

5 Lesson Two: Introduce the listening activity and hand 2 a) I’ll move to China next year if I get a job there. b) I might stay here if I’m lucky. c) I’ll probably give up teaching if I find a better paid job. out the sheets of questions. Rotate the question sheets so that no group has the questions they designed. 6 Play the cassette and ask the students to answer the questions. 3 a) If I could be someone else I’d be a rock star. b) If I was rich I’d become a novelist. c) If I had the space I’d buy a grand piano.

They can use their notes, confer amongst themselves or you can allow them to ask you. Give them a time limit, but tell them not to worry if they don’t finish the task. ● Stage 3 is to pass it on to the next group, who will correct their performance. ● Stage 4 takes the task on to the last group, who check everything before handing it back to the original creators. ● values (Good advice for tourists here/Bad advice for tourists here) ● general knowledge (True/False/Don’t know) ● functions (Requests/Advice/Asking permission/ Rhetorical questions) ● conditionals (0/1st/2nd/3rd/mixed).

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