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Homework #4 for the Cambridge FIRST course. This part is focused on Reading.

Dear students, before your next lesson read the text below and answer questions 1 - 8. Use the word given in capitals on the right to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. Write the answer IN CAPITAL LETTERS in the space below.

Example:
0. EMBARRASSMENT

EUGENE MARSDEN

Creative English Teacher

Remembering People's Names

Most of us have suffered the (0) …………… of forgetting someone’s name. Often we fail to pay attention when (1) …………… are made, but later on in the conversation we don’t want to appear (2) …………… by asking them what they’re called.

Fortunately, there are some simple ways you can (3) …………… this problem. One is to improve your powers of (4) …………… . Practise studying faces in public places, making a mental note of physical (5) …………… such as high foreheads or narrow eyebrows. You’ll be surprised what a wide (6) …………… of shapes and sizes people’s features have. Then, when you first meet someone, remember them as ‘Laura with the small nose’, for example.

With surnames, make (7) …………… associations. For instance, imagine people called Cook, Ford or King making a meal, driving a car or wearing a crown, respectively. Finally, ending with the person’s name, as in ‘See you later, Max.’ is a good way of (8) …………… that you don’t forget it.

0. EMBARRASS

1. INTRODUCE

2. POLITE

3. COME

4. OBSERVE

5. CHARACTER

6. VARY

7. VISION

8. SURE

Advice:

2. Does the missing word have a positive or negative meaning?

4. Take care with the final ‘e’.

6. What needs to happen to the ‘y’?

8. Which verb form is needed after ‘of’?

Tip!

Remember you always have to change the word given, and that sometimes you will need a prefix and a suffix.

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Listening
Listening forces automatic learning and leads to general language acquisition.

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Writing
Writing ideas down preserves them so that you can reflect upon them later.

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Reading
Reading is the best way to learn and remember the proper spelling of words.

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Speaking
Speaking provides the ability to engage others in social circles

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Please submit your homework below. Double check the spelling of your words and your sentences.

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