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samedi 21 mars 2020

UNIT X: WRITING (KEY)


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April 20th,....   
Dear Nadia,

Previously, I told you about my favourite pastime. Today, I will tell you about my hometown as you wished in your last letter.

Well, Menton is situated at the eastern coast of France, with an approximate population of 30,000. It is an ideal destination for tourists from all over the world, and that is due to several reasons.

To start with, the landscape is beautiful. Wonderful high trees cover a large area of the town apart from some evergreen gardens which embellish the town centre. Besides, the weather is superb the whole year; it is neither hot nor cold. Moreover, there are a lot places worth seeing such as the Roman Church, the museum and the Royal Avenue. All these factors make of Menton a perfect place to spend  quiet and enjoyable holidays.

What about your hometown or city? Are there nice places to see? What about the weather? the people? And so on.

Bye for now,     
Julien         

UNIT X: WRITING

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Read the letter and spot the mistakes:


April 20th,....   
Dear Nadia,

Previously, I told you about my favourite pastime. Today, I will tell you about my hometown as you wished in your next letter.

Well, Menton is situated at the eastern coast of France, with an approximate population of 30,000. It is an ideal destination for tourists from all over world, and that is due to several reasons.

To start with, the landscape is beautiful. Wonderful high trees cover a large area of the town apart from some evergreen gardens who embellish the town centre. Besides, the weather is superb the whole year; it is neither hot not cold. Moreover, there are a lot places worth see such as the Roman Church, the museum and the Royal Avenue. All these factors make of Menton a perfect place to spend  quiet and enjoyable holidays.

What about your hometown or city? Are there nice places to see? What about the weather? the people? And so on.

By for now,     
Julien           



After doing the exercise, you can check your answer via the following link: KEY

 
 Task: Write a letter to Julien, answering his questions at the end of the letter and inviting him to visit your city/hometown.

 
 Sample writing:

My town
My Town – Newquay
by Alex Howarth, 14

I live in Newquay. It’s a small town on the Atlantic coast in the south of England. It has got great beaches and is the best place to surf in the UK. There are lots of surf schools where you can learn how to surf. I go surfing with my friends every weekend. My favourite place is Fistral Beach.

I love Newquay because there are lots of other things to do as well as surfing. If you like water sports, you can go kayaking, water-skiing or coasteering. Coasteering is different because it is rock climbing, jumping into the sea and swimming in the same activity, but you should always go with a special instructor.

If you like animals you can also visit the Blue Reef Aquarium and see lots of different fish and even sharks. You can also go horse riding on the beach or visit Newquay Zoo. There are lots of other attractions too like mini golf and bowling. Come and see for yourself!

 

UNIT X: GRAMMAR ANALYSIS












Future Simple (will+infinitive) versus to be going to+infinitive:




Will + infinitive
Be going to + infinitive

A decision at the moment of speaking:

Julie: There's no milk.
John: Really? In that case, I
'll go and get some.

A decision before the moment of speaking:

Julie: There's no milk.
John: I know. I
'm going to go and get some when this TV programme finishes.


A prediction based on opinion:

I think the Conservatives will win the next election.

A prediction based on visual evidence or on something you can hear:

The Conservatives
are going to win the election. They already have most of the votes.
Look at the sky! It’s overcast. It’s going to rain.


Both Will and Going to can be used for making future predictions without having a real difference in meaning:
I think it will be foggy tomorrow. = I think it is going to be foggy tomorrow.


A future fact:

The sun will rise tomorrow.

To be going to is used to describe something is about to happen
Get back! The bomb is going to explode.


For promises ; offers; threats; refusals; requests:
Promise:
I
'll help you tomorrow, if you like.
Offer:
I‘ll take you to the airport tomorrow.
Threat:
I‘ll tell your parents what you did.
Refusal:
No, I won’t cook your dinner, you can cook it yourself.
Request:
Will you bring some more water, please?



Conditional type I:
If+simple present+future simple
If it’s sunny next week, we’ll go on a picnic.
Unless=if….not
Unless+simple present (affirmative)+future simple

Unless he studies hard, he won’t succeed.



When/Once+ simple present+future simple

Once she finishes her homework, she will go to bed.







References: For further information check the following links:


https://www.wallstreetenglish.com/blog/difference-between-shall-will-future-tense/


https://7esl.com/will-vs-going-to/

UNIT X: FUNCTIONAL PRACTICE




 Asking for & giving promises:

Mike: you know what? We’re going to Spain this summer.

Anny: Really?

Mike: You look surprised; don’t you believe me?

Anny: No! It’s not that; I’m going to Spain, too.

Mike: What a surprise!

Anny: It really is!

Mike: We’ll meet there, won’t we?

Anny: Yeah, I promise.

Mike: You won’t break your promise, will you?

Anny: Of course I won’t.






Asking for promises:


Promise me that you will + verb +……….


Do you promise me to + verb (infinitive) ……..?


Will you + verb (infinitive) ………………………..?


I want you to promise me that you will + verb (infinitive) + ……..


Swear a God that you will + verb (infinitive)………….


Is this a promise?


Promise?


Give me your word that you will + verb (infinitive) + …….


We'll.........................., won't we? (question tag)


You won't.................., will you? (question tag)




Giving promises:


I will definitely + verb (infinitive) 


I promise I will + verb (infinitive) 


I swear that I will + verb (infinitive)


It’s a promise that I will + verb (infinitive) 


It’s a promise.


You have my word.


I promise.





Expressing surprise:


Really?


Are you serious?


You gotta be kidding me!


What a surprise!


Incredible!


Unbelievable!


No way!


How amazing!