I have created these pages for students who are currently studying the B2 FIRST and are following the Ready for First coursebook. The principle aim of this content is to have a reference area to check if you miss a class or need further help with a particular topic in each Unit. Up to now we have used Google+ but due to it's closure we will be using our own website to host content from now on.

Each Unit will have a vocabulary section and links for you to see videos and information relevant to it's content. We are still working on the design of the site so please be patient and I hope you find it useful

UNIT 9 - mystery and imagination

Any ideas?

If you have any ideas about what to include here it would be great to hear from you....

Are you superstitious?

Watch thie video above and learn how some of the more common superstitions originated, such as TOUCH WOOD, and the NUMBER 13.

Are you superstitious? Are there any special superstititons in your country?
EMMA below will teach you some more VOCABULARY, some more superstitions and also the 1st conditional... If you walk under a ladder, you will have 7 years bad luck! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Do UFO's exist?

๐Ÿš€ Do you believe in UFO's? ๐Ÿš€ (Unidentified Flying Objects)
Watch this clip from a BBC chat show asking viewers to phone in and tell us about their UFO experiences.

Look, See and Watch

When do you use which? Watch the video and you'll see.....

Vocabulary -Ways of looking

๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘“Listen to the following audio explaining the words GAZE, GLIMPSE, GLARE, GLANCE, PEER and STARE. ๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘“
Remember you can also use an ONLINE DICTIONARY for example sentences and more explanations.

Modal verbs!!

Here are a couple of videos to help you in this tricky area.

What's happening in this photo?

Have a look at the following photos and see if you can answer the following questions using modal verbs.
โ€ข What is happening in this picture? โ€ข What do you see that makes you say that? โ€ข What else can you see?

Give Expressions

Here are a few useful expressions with the common verb GIVE.

8 phrasal verbs with GIVE

Click on this link for explanations on GIVE AWAY, GIVE BACK, GIVE IN, GIVE OFF, GIVE OUT etc...

The Superstition Mountains

Above is a picture of The Supestition Mountains. In the audio file below you will hear a woman called Sally Hurst talking on the radio about this Mountain Range in Phoenix, United States.

Listen to the audio and then try to fill in the gaps below:

While she was in the Superstition Mountains, Sally was able to (1).....................
Sally does not recommend visiting the area in (2)............................. Sally says the mountains were probably given their name by local (3) ......................... in the nineteenth century. The owner of the lost gold mine was a (4) ........................ immigrant. The mine owner died in (5) .........................................1891. It was estimated at one point that as many as (6) ............................ people every year tried to find the lost mine. According to one clue, when the sun is (7) , it shines into the entrance of the mine. The section on the mine in the Superstition Mountain Museum contains a collection of (8)..........................
Goldfield is now a (9)............................. town, visited by many tourists. Dutchman's Gold is the title of a (10).................. about the lost mine.

Sherlock Holmes

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” If you like mystery or detective novels the above video about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could interest you. He is the author of all the Sherlock Holmes adventures and this video could help you with the Listening exercise at the back of the book...๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”


The International Space Station (ISS)

Look at the photograph of the above. and try to imagine what would be difficult about doing each of the following things on board the ISS.


Grammar - The Future

This unit deals with different ways to talk about the FUTURE, for example to express a WISH, PREDICTION or a PLAN. Students are sometimes surprised that you can also use the PRESENT SIMPLE.

Talking about sleep

Here is a short video about phrases to use for SLEEP, and some questions from me for you to answer and practice these expressions.

Do you ever have a nap during the week or weekend? If so, how long for?
Have you ever nodded off in a meeting or at work?
Do you know any body who snores in their sleep? Can it be cured?
Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
Are you an early riser or do you like to have a sleep in?

Modal verbs for possibility

When talking about the future to express possibility we can either use modal verbs like CAN, COULD, MAY, MIGHT or WILL , and we can also use phrases such as the ones in the video below.

Travel Trip or Journey

Easily confused words......

Watch this fun video if you're not sure how to use them.

Talking about sleep

This unit deals with different ways to talk about the FUTURE, for example to express a WISH, PREDICTION or a PLAN. Students are sometimes surprised that you can also use the PRESENT SIMPLE.

Podcasts - coming soon!

What do you think about podcasting ? We could use this in many ways in class, like an example SPEAKING TEST--- Let's think about it ......

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