Dear students, you will hear five short extracts in which people talk about habits they find difficult to control. For questions 1 - 5 (speaker), choose from the list (A - H) the habit each person has. Use the letters only once. There are three extra letters which you do not need to use.
Example: 0) Speaker 6 - Habit J
1 - Quickly read the instructions and options A - H. What is the link between the five recordings?
2 - Study options A - H and note the key words in each.
3 - Before you listen, think of words or phrases that the speakers might use to talk about different aspects of the topic.
4 - The first time you hear the recording, listen for the general idea of what each speaker says.
5 - Choose the answer to each question that you think is correct.
6 - The second time you listen, check that each of your choices exactly matches what the speakers says.
Creative English Teacher
A eating unhealthy food
B doing too much exercise
C buying unnecessary items
D watching too much television
E spending too much time online
G working too hard
H arriving late for everything
A Be careful – one person buys unhealthy food but doesn’t eat it.
B Four speakers mention exercise or sport, but only one says they do too much.
C Three speakers talk about shopping, but only one buys unnecessary items.
D Watching TV is mentioned by three speakers, but only one watches too much.
E One speaker mentions spending a lot of time online, but is referring to other people.
F Four speakers talk about their sleeping habits, but do any of them sleep too much?
G Take care with different meanings of ‘work’ and ‘job’.
H Listen for someone who’s late for everything, not just one thing.
Be careful if a speaker says something connected with two or more options: there is only one correct answer.
Listening forces automatic learning and leads to general language acquisition.
Writing ideas down preserves them so that you can reflect upon them later.
Reading is the best way to learn and remember the proper spelling of words.
Speaking provides the ability to engage others in social circles