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English at Leisure
Unit One Shopping   Your Objectives At the
end of this unit you should be able to
----define/describe shopping facilities -----follo
w store plans ----ask for explanation/clarificatio
n ----interact with salespeople ----identify/descr
ibe desired goods ----comment on
quality/suitability ----make suggestions -----desc
ribe faulty purchases -----follow
guarantees ------write letters of complaint
KeyPointsActivity1 Shops and Stores Activity
2 In a department store
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Activity 2 In a department store   Questions
used to ask for clarification of words ----What
is /are ? ----What does the word mean?
Useful words wear--clotheschildrens wear,
sportswear, school wear, swimwear/beachwear(swimsu
its, bikinis),leisurewear, maternity
wear,knitwear, underwear -ware---things
glassware, hardware, software, kitchenware,
Activity 3Shopping Experience in UK Something
which needs to be considered in shopping, esp.
buying clothes ----size, colour, style, shape,
comfort, price, quality,pocket, buttons , zips,
the collar, stitching, material-----cotton,
silk,, wool, linen, polyester, nylon and viscose
Useful offers of help and responses 1.---Can I
help you,madam/miss/ ladies/sir? ---- Im just
looking at the moment 2.----Do you have anything
in particular in mind? ----Im looking for a 3.
What exactly are you looking for? Something
smart?Something for a special occasion,
perhaps? ---- I suppose I want...
Useful offers of help and responses  4. What
color are you thinking of? ---- Well, Id love
to go for something unusual like fashionable,
perhaps 5. What size are you? ---Im size 10. 6.
--How about ? /What about?
7. Why dont you try it on? -----Its too big
/small/ red/ grey/dull/dark/ light, isnt
it? ----Short skirts dont really suit
me. ---Well, Im afraid these two colours dont
match each other. -----They are cute , but the
price. 8. It quite suits you with your blonde
hair/black shoes... 9. Its a good fit. / It
fits you. 10. Light blue would be nice .
Activity 4Shopping Protection Match the words
in rectangle with those in oval according to the
similar meaning.
Activity5Faulty goods The following elements
should be covered while dealing with the faulty
purchases exact problem purchasing date date
of starting problem proof of purchase ( the
guarantee and the receipt) guarantee period
repairer time necessary for repairs  
Useful expressions in describing the faulty
purchases Good morning . Can I help you? ---I
bought this bag/jacket/vaccum cleaner, and now
it seems to be broken/ doesnt work. O dear, what
exactly seems to be the problem? ---- The zip
doesnt close/it doesnt collect the dust. Yes,
its definitely faulty. I do apologize. Do you
have proof of purchase? ----Yes, heres the
Thank you . Yes, that seems to be in order. Now
would you like a refund or would you like to
exchange it for a new one that isnt faulty?I
can give you your money back if you like.
----Id like to exchange it, please. Thats
fine. Would you like the same color?
Activity 6Faulty goods again Features of a
Formal letter Formal language is often
characterized by longer words than informal,
everyday languageinefficient --bad imagine--
guess further---more Another feature is that
formal language tends to use single verbs rather
than phrasal verbs returned ---went back
completed-- filled in apologize --sorry
Unit Two Gatherings
and Celebrations Your objectives At the end of
this unit you should be able to
  At the end of this unit you should be able to
----to express greetings/ congratulations ---exc
hange personal news ----comment on
appearance/physical changes ----make informal
announcements -----discuss/comment on past
events -----respond to formal/informal
invitations -----write informal letters
key points Greetings in General Many Happy
Returns of the Day! Wishing You Many More Happy
Years Together Happy Birthday One year older ,
One year wiser! Many Happy Returns of Your
Wedding Anniversary
Comment on each others appearance Comment on the
---weight ----height ---general
appearance ----health ------hair style ---a new
dress --- new shoes --- a new car ----the kids
Comment on each others appearance--I think
youve lost some weight. ---- Youve changed your
hair. -----Youve had your hair done. ---What a
good figure/ shape you have! ---You are looking
very well. --- You look lovely with your
hair. ----Its a lovely colour. ----You look
perfect in this new dress! ---- You look smart.
----Youve changed your hair, how wonderful!    
Response to the comment Requesting News
---Whats been happening? ----Hows
work? ---Tell us all the news. ----Whats
new? ----How are you getting along with your
work? -----How is everything going?  
Congratulating --O,wonderful! ---Thats wonderful
news. ---Congratulations, both of you. ----Im
very happy for you. ----Thats great!
Toasting--Id like to propose a toast to
Jim and Ann. ---May they have many many happy
years together! Cheers! ----To Susan and Frank.
All the best! ----to the Happy couple! Cheers.
--- Id like to propose a toast to the health
of Prof. Philip!
Useful expressions How to write a formal
Mr .Mrs. A       You are
cordially invited to       the
official opening of /wedding
ceremony of A and B/ 10th wedding
anniversary       of a and b/ Cocktail
Party       at 4 p.m. on Saturday,
October 8th.
      The Secretary(R.Peters)       Clayton
city Library       South Street       Clayton
Cl4 3 PA RSVP      
Tel 597 8144
How to write a formal invitation      
Don and Donna Ennis       joyfully
invite you to / request the pleasure of your
company to a Valentines Day Party      
celebrating their Silver Wedding
      on 14th February      
in Portland      
47 Weymouth Road       at 7
pm       RSVP Tel.
How to accept an invitation       Many thanks
for your kind invitation to the Library opening
ceremony .I regret that I am unable to accept
because we have a prior engagement. / I am
delighted to accept and look forward to seeing
you on September 21st. / I was really happy to
receive your invitation to your wedding
anniversary party. Id love to come. Looking
forward to seeing you on Saturday, 21st.

Accepting an Invitation       Student A -
Start the conversation in a suitable way. ---
Thank your friends for the invitation. ----Say
how you will be traveling. ----Say when you will
be arriving. ----Ask about accommodation.
----Ask about a present -- Any other details ?
For example what to wear ---find out something
about the party ---Answer and respond to any
Accepting an
Invitation       Student B --Respond to your
partner in a suitable way --Say how pleased you
are ---Ask about traveling arrangements. --Find
out how long your guests will be staying ---Offer
to put them up. --- Suggest a suitable
present. ---Give some details about the party,
for example other guests. ---Answer and respond
to any questions.
Unit Three Eating and
Drinking Your objectives At the end of this
unit, you should be able to
Your objectives At the end of this unit, you
should be able to ØAsk about / describe
ingredients/utensil, etc. Ø Express
preferences ØGive reasons ØReject suggestions/
offer alternatives ØFollow menus ØOrder food in a
restaurant ØMake suggestions ØAsk about /describe
dishes ØDescribe a (n) eating/drinking
experience ØFollow a written guide  
key points 4    Kitchens 4    Interest in
Food 4    An Outing to a Restaurant 4    A Pot
Luck Supper 4    Chinese Menus 4    British
Pubs 4    Following an Information Leaflet 4   
A New Experience
Useful words for kitchen Questions about a
dish What ingredients it is made from? What is
it cooked in? What is it served on? How is it
presented? What does it like ? What do we eat it
with ?
Interest in food v  I love kitchen
gadgetsspecial utensils for peeling , mixing
things, grating things and so on. v  Im really
into experimenting in the kitchen. v  I have a
very sweet tooth so I adore desserts. v 
Im a wine enthusiast. v  Im a big fan of
Chinese food. v  I do like Western food. v  I get
great pleasure from setting the table v  I
particularly like
Giving Reasons for Your Choices 4    I
thinkwould be an ideal gift for because he/she
... Rejecting Suggestions Offering
Alternatives     We could buy a beer making kit
for Sally.     Yes, we could, but shes more
interested in wine, I think.
Seating the dinner   This way, please.
Could you follow me, please?   Heres your
table. Is it all right? Please wait in the
lounge, well give you a call. What about
that one? Your tables ready, sir.
Useful language for food and drink
4    What would you like to eat?
4    What would you like to drink?
4    Tea or coffee?
Making suggestions in a restaurant ---Why not
have fish and chips? ----You could try the
shepherds pie? ----You could try
the lamb stew. ----- Id
recommend apples in toffee
---- You could try it and see
----Do you fancy that cottage pie?
----Id recommend the Caesar salad
Unit Four Home
Improvements Your objectives At the end of this
unit you should be able to
      To discuss home improvement
/decoration       To describe furniture      
To discuss furniture arrangement       To
respond to suggestions       To talk about
repairmen       To describe common tools      
To describe household problems To describe
a room
key points       Liu Li and Rachels
room       do it yourself       Skilled
workers       Household repairs      
discussing furniture arrangement   
describing rooms
Improving the Room       Imagine your friend
wants to improve his/her rather dark and gloomy
flat. What suggestions could you make? You could
      You could have something done, --- have
it repaired/rewired/ re-plastered/ redecorated
/have a new carpet fitted
      buy some plants, make curtains, make
cushion covers, build book shelves, replace the
mosquito netting in the window screens , paint
the walls, change the lighting, put down the
new floor covering/ carpet, have the telephone
connected, choose/buy some furniture, buy a
washing machine, arrange the furniture, fit a new
lock on the door, hang some pictures
Home Improvement       Useful
expressions       How is the room coming along?
      We spent a fortune buying the other
things we need.       Its been good fun.
      Weve made some bright yellow
curtains.       The sofa bed is covered in
brightly colored, patterned fabric.       It
converts from a colorful sofa during the day to a
comfortable bed at night!       They are really
convenient .Were concerned about saving space,
you see.       The dining table folds up too.
SKILLED WORKERS       Useful language Activity
3 Skilled Workers       Which of the
following tool boxes belong to a plumber / a
joiner/ an electrician?
leaking       My washing machine has broken
down.       Our central heating system has
stopped working.       The lighting have
fused.       The TV has broken down.       The
gas pipe in the kitchen is leaking.       The
lock isnt working properly.       Theres an
electrical fault, I think.       Im having
problems with the gas cooker.       Theres
something wrong with the air-condition system.
Discussing Furniture Arrangement       The
description of the position       Between the
bed and the wall, behind the door       In the
left hand corner, beside the window,       In
the corner, against the left hand wall, at the
door end of the room,       In front of the
window       Beside the wardrobe, after a small
gap/space       Against the wall, in the space
behind the door
Unit Five
Entertainment at Home
   Your objectives     Talk about your own
home-based hobbies/leisure activities     Ask
about other peoples     Chat about modern home
entertainment     Discuss plans for an evening
s home entertainment     Identify different
types of TV programmes     Describe TV
programmes     Use expressions of gentle
persuasion     Follow written accounts of TV
Key Points Activity 1 Home Entertainment
Preferences Listening to music, needlework and
knitting, collecting stamps, keeping house
plants, playing cards, practicing Chinese
calligraphy, giving parties, doing crossword
puzzles, watching TV, keeping pets, gardening,
drawing and painting, cooking, chatting ,
reading, playing video /computer games, playing
Chinese Majiang, playing go/chess
  Some useful language     How do you spend
your free time?     What do you do in your spare
time?     Do you have any particular
hobbies?     What sort of things do you like
doing when youre at home?     How do you amuse
yourself when youre at home?     What do you do
at home when you have some time to yourself?
Responding to survey results    Im surprised (
to discover) that not many British women do
needlework and knitting during their leisure
time. These activities are very
time-consuming.    Im not surprised (to
discover) that some British women do gardening in
their free time. Women are good at gardening.   
Listening to radio has always been a more popular
activity than gardening.    Reading books is
still less popular than watching TV.
SUMMERISING    As in 1985, the most popular
leisure activities among British women are
watching TV and visiting friends. The number of
women who do gardening and DIY has increasing /
rising since 1985 while the number of those
doing knitting and needlework has decreased /
declined . The statistics generally suggest that
women have more leisure time today than they had
in the past.
TV Programmes     Variety shows are very
popular,it is a general phrase for various
entertaining performances   A documentary
program is a program which provides a record or
report of facts.   A childrens cartoon is a TV
program made by animating a set of drawings of
stories for children.
  A docudrama is a dramatized television film
based on real events. A TV series is a set of TV
programs which have the same actors, etc. , but
each has a complete story in itself.    A TV
serial is a TV play , with a continuing story ,
which is shown in regular installments.    A
live broadcast is an event watched on TV at the
time of its performance, e.g.a sports event, a
political campaign, a quiz show, etc.
The summary of a film   The film Regrets for
the Past is a romance / a life drama . Its based
on a short story by LU Xun. Its about an
educated couple who fall in love, marry and then
separate . It has a sad ending. There are no
well-known actors in it and the director is not
famous either. Its on CCTV 7 at 830.
  Star----to have somebody in an important
role, to have somebody play an important par.  
She has starred in many pictures/ movies.   They
starred her for the first film.   The film
Talking about an Evening Show   The King and I
is a gentle , sentimental film with lots of old
songs. It stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Bryner.  
Kindergarten Cop is a fantastic, funny and
exciting film with a bit of everything . It stars
Arnold Schwarzengger.
Unit 6
Your Objectives n    At the end of this unit,
you should be able to n    talk / ask about
travel holidays n    follow /extract
information from schedules n    request
information n    make bookings n    arrange
accommodation n    describe a place ( in
positive terms) n    write postcards
Key Points Warming up exercises n    Say
reasons why people go on trips for pleasure n   
Some people travel for business, They go on trips
to attend meetings, make business deals, sign
contracts and so on. n    Some people travel for
pleasure. They go on trips to visit museums, go
sight-seeing , visit relatives, lie on beaches
and so on.  
Naming Your Luggage n    A backpack n    A
travel bag n    A ladys handbag n    A trunk
n    A rucksack n    a briefcase n    A flight
bag n    A pair of sunglasses
Some abbreviations in timetable n    Dep.--
Departure time n    Arri.---Arrival time SF---
Shanghai Airlines n    Flight --- Flight number
CJ--- china Northern Airlines n    C A---Air
China WH China Northwest Airlines n   
CZ---China Southern Airlines n    SZ--- China
Southwest Airlines n    A/C--- Aircraft
types n    F---First class C--- Business
class YEconomy class n    KBudget class
Activity 2Gavins Travel Plan Some information
concerned Making a Phone Call to an Airline
Agent n   ---Id like to have some information
on flights to Shanghai, please. n    Or could
you give me some information on flights to
Shanghai, please? n    --When are you hoping to
travel ?/ When would you like to travel? n   
---What time (of day) would you like to leave
? n    ----What time does it arrive in Shanghai?
Making a Phone Call to an Airline Agent n  
--What about the price? n   ---Single or return
? / Would you like a single or return ticket? n  
---How are you planning to pay? n   --- Could I
take your full name?
Traveling sources n    ---offering advice on how
to select the best holidays n    ---- describing
different destinations n    ----suggesting ways
of traveling cheaply, Comfortably and easily
-----recommending good place to
stay ----containing lots of advertisements for
different travel companies
Traveling sources n    ---A house-swap holiday
is one which involves exchanging your home with
another family for a limited period. n    --- A
package holiday is one in which everything is
arranged for you the journey , the accommodation
and even the sight-seeing. n    ---- A
self-catering holiday is one in which you cook
for yourself in a rented cottage or apartment.
Traveling sources n    --- A caravan holiday is
when you tow your own home behind your car and
then find a special site in which to park. You
use the bathrooms provided but sleep in your own
bed! You then move on to your next destination,
as you choose. n    ---A holiday camp is a place
where guests stay in small chalets or rooms but
may have access to a range of shared facilities
and entertainment ( like swimming pools,
amusement parks, night-clubs, musical
performance and so on) .
Traveling sources n   --- A specialist tour is a
sort of package holiday which is arranged for
people with special interests such as
architecture, politics or even food!
Booking a Room by Phone n    ---How many nights
would you be wanting to stay? n    ---And when
would you be planning to arrive? Friday or
Saturday? n    ---And do you need a single room
or a double room.? n    ----What name is it,
please? n    --- Is that your family name? n   
---Do you know where to find us?
Useful words and expressions n    It is a genuine
hideaway, tucked in a secluded valley near the
Scottish border and surrounded by some of the
most spectacular scenery in the North of
England. n    ---safari hunting expedition
overland journey, esp. in East and Central Asia
(by extension) organized tour ( for people on
holiday ) to game reserves, etc.
Describing an Island The Galapagos Islands have
something for everyone white sandy beaches for
those who like sunbathing, clean sea for those
who enjoy swimming, glorious sunshine for
sun-worshippers, wild life for those who enjoy
animals and trees and plants for nature lovers.
Describing your Hometown Pingchang is located in
Southern Jinagsu. It is an interesting town and
has something for everyone a winding river for
those who love to take peaceful walks, a
Its a pleasant experience visiting Pingchang.
The sunsets are wonderful to watch, the local
beer is delicious to drink, the restaurants
delightful to dine in theSo, drop in for a day
or stay for a while and get to know a new place.
Traveling sourcesSplendido, Portofino,
Italy Ancient villa set on hillside overlooking
spectacular bay harbour of Portofino. 4 acres
of romantic tropical gardens palm trees.69
guest rooms, including suites.Variety of leisure
sport facilities available. Tel 00 39 185 269
Traveling sourcesLa Residencia, Mallorea,
Spain An ideal spot for your dream holiday.
Nestling between the sea and the mountains, 63
rooms, 2 suites with private pool , 2 tennis
courts, heated swimming pools , gymnasium, health
and beauty center, El Olivo gourmet restaurant,
so Fony restaurant. Poolside restaurant, bar,
rocky cove. Tel003471639011   ---flora and
fuana plants and animals ---stupendous
surprisingly great ---
Asking for a description or opinion n   Part
B Booking an airline ticket n    Book me two
economy class seats on JAL Flight 104 to
Hongkong. n    I think Ill fly coach on the 420
p.m. flight.?????420 ????????, n    Id like to
confirm our connecting flight reservations,
please. n    Im going to break my journey at
Guiling. n    Im going to stopover at New
Unit 7
Your Objectives  l    At the end of this unit,
you should be able to l    Talk about sports
interests l    Ask about particular sports l   
Explain particular l    Extract information from
written commentaries l    Follow reports of
sports/ games played l    Describe sports /
games seen l    Follow /give instructions for
physical exercises
Key Points l   Describing Sports Interests l  
Describing Sports l   Reading about Sport l  
Asking for and Giving Information l   Reading
Sports reports l   Talking about Sports News l  
Following Instructions
Special terms on sports l    Cricket chess
basketball tennis l    sailing
horse-racing high jump bridge l   
football volleyball philately swimming
l    horse riding water-polo running
l    gymnastics ballet ice-skating
athletics l    tai ji soccer golf
hockey wrestling l    baseball
badminton squash diving l    yoga
Stating Your Interests l    I am a sports
fanatic. I love most/all sports - as both a
participant and as a spectator. l    I love/like
doing sport but I find watching other people
rather frustrating. l    I am quite a sporty
person. I enjoy all kinds of different
sport. l    I occasionally play /go/do _______
but dont do any other sports. l    I rarely /
never do any physical exercise but I enjoy
watching sports. l    I dislike all forms of
sport and physical exercise.
Identifying the sport described l  This game is
played by two teams, with five players. It is
usually played indoors on a hardwood court. The
aim / purpose is to pass the ball through a hoop,
or a basket, at the opponents end of the
court. The team that scores the most points wins
the game.
Identify the sport described l   This game is
played by two teams each with 11 players. It is
played on a pitch similar to a football pitch.
Each player has a stick with which to hit a
small, hard ball. The aim of the game is to score
Description of a sport fan l  Joe is a Newcastle
fan. He knows the results of the match between
Newcastle and Leeds because he went to watch it
live at the stadium. He is very excited about the
Newcastle victory. He hopes to watch the match
again later on TV.
Expressing Enthusiasm l   Its fantastic. l   ...
, it was absolutely brilliant. l   The first half
was awful. l   the first half was pretty
boring. l   It sounds fantastic. l   Newcastles
just marvelous.
Some colloquial expressions l    Just try to
keeping me away. l    We knew we were in with a
chance again. l    Youd see all the best
bits. l    Was there much good play? l    Raving
about them for the next hour. l    They are going
to slaughter Liverpool on Wednesday night, I
promise you. l    A lot of legless people.
GIVING INSTRUCTIONS l   Exercises for the
feet l   Slowly lean your head to one side. Rest
it gently in this position for three seconds,
breathing out as you do so. Repeat the movement
to the other side. Do this slowly, three times.
Next, bend your head forwards for three seconds
and then back for three seconds. Do this three
times. Do not bounce, rotate or swivel the neck.
Keep the movements gentle.
l   Exercises for the feet l   You can do this
with or without shoes. l   First, rest ... flat
on ... and then raise and l   Hold for
repeat Next, lift holdingout Bend and
spread Hold Repeat ...
Unit 8 Theatre, Cinema and Concert
Your Objectives         At the end of this
unit, you should be able to       Talk/ask
about forms of entertainment       Describe
different kinds of plays, films,etc.      
Select information from pamphlets       Issue/
respond to invitations       Interpret
reviews/critics attitudes       Report critics
comments       Make arrangements
      Book/ buy tickets       Theatre
Programs       The Theatre       Buying Theatre
Tickets       Reading about a Performance
Further reading
Key Points Talking about Actors and Roles      
---Sonia Richmond plays Freda Nesbitt.      
Sonia Richmond plays the part of Freda
Nesbitt.       ---Freda Nesbitt is played by
Sonia Richmond.       The part of Freda Nesbitt
is played by Sonia Richmond.
Issuing an invitation       ---Are you doing
anything on___?       ---Well then, I d like to
take you and___to the theatre.       ---So, how
about it?       ----Are you tempted?       ---I
would like to invite you and __to see..      
--Id love you both to join us.
Accepting or Declining an Invitation      
--No, Im pretty sure were free the whole
weekend.       --O,yes, definitely.      
---Wed love to come.       ---Thank you so
much for thinking of us.       ---Well, thats
very kind of you but Im afraid we have already
promised to go to       --What a pity!      
---We would have loved to join you.
Theatre Summarizing the Main Points       The
story is set in and was first performed in It
depicts the conflict between (and ). It is a
combination of Chinese traditions, such as , and
material arts, with (and). It portrays the
plight of . The heroine is ...
Expressing Information       The film, Painted
Woman, was released recently in Beijing. It was
awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin
International Film Festival. The story is set in
post 1949 society in China. It focuses on womens
sexuality and womens 0place in Chinese society.
The main characters are two prostitutes, Qiuyi
and Xiaoe. The film traces the lives of the two
women and ends tragically when they are forced to
make a choice between love and survival.
Reporting Reviewers Comments       The reviews
say       According to the reviews,      
Apparently,       By all accounts,
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