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4 understand it

Look at the word it (1-6) in the review in exercise 2. Say what if means (a or b).

a the restaurant b apple pie use because

(Circle) because in the review in exercise 2 and below.

Complete this sentence. Use four different endings from the text below.

I like eating in the Silver Dragon because ...

My favourite restaurant is the Silver Dragon in Newcastle. It's a Chinese restaurant and I love Chinese food. The food is excellent but it's not expensive. I like going there because it's very friendly and it has a good atmosphere.

My favourite restaurant is the Silver Dragon in Newcastle. It's a Chinese restaurant and I love Chinese food. The food is excellent but it's not expensive. I like going there because it's very friendly and it has a good atmosphere.

Writing task a Write a review of your favourite café or restaurant for your class magazine. Use some adjectives from this lesson.

b Read other people's reviews. Which restaurant would you like to eat in?

aim to develop a range of language for writing a review writing task a review of a restaurant for the class magazine think about the topic

• Give students a few minutes to think about somewhere they like and to make notes. Then tell them to talk in pairs or small groups. Ask a few students to tell you about their favourite café or restaurant.

guidance notes

This stage is to raise interest in the topic and to generate ideas for the writing task later. Don't worry too much about accuracy; let them express their ideas freely to each other.

ideas plus

You could take in some pictures of different types of cafes and restaurants in order to introduce the topic. If you don't have access to any pictures, you could refer students to p.43 in the student's book.

read a review

• Write film review i book review / restaurant review on the board and check students understand what a review is (it gives you positive or negative information about something so you can decide, for example, if you want to see a film, read a book, go to a restaurant, etc.).

* Keep students in the same pairs or small groups to answer the questions in exercise la about the restaurant in the review.

answer key

1 Deep Pan Pizza, 2 Oxford Street in London, 3 pizza and pasta, 4 apple pie, 5 It's comfortable and very friendly, and the food is good quality and nice.

understand adjectives

• For exercise 3a, check as a class that students have underlined all the adjectives before they move on to the next stage.

• For exercise 3b, keep students in small groups so they can help each other with any new words, but also let each group have a dictionary, if possible, lo look up and check the meaning of the adjectives.

answer key

+ delicious, comfortable, very friendly, good quality, nice +/- hot, new; - expensive understand it

• Draw students' attention to the six uses of it in the review {see the number next to each it). Look at the first one together and ask the class what it means. If you have access to an overhead projector, you can circle it in the review and use an arrow to show how it refers back to Deep Pan Pizza in the previous sentence. Let students carry on in pairs before checking answers.

guidance notes

This exercise should help students identify and understand the use of one of the most high-frequency reference words, which will be useful for avoiding repetition when they come to write their own reviews in the writing task.

answer key

1, 5, 6 the restaurant; 2, 3, 4 apple pie spelt check

• Give students a few minutes to say the words out loud to a partner and to think about the correct pronunciation. Encourage them to look at the phonemic script, by focusing on it as you model the words.

• Focus students on the example words for each sound symbol, and use the example {pasta) to show how they can find each isolated symbol in exercise b in the words in exercise a, e.g. /ae/ can be found in /'paesta/, /i'taslian/, and /'sepl/.

guidance notes

Students may be surprised at the number of ways a can be pronounced, but encourage them to see patterns, particularly in the use of the schwa hi for the weak syllables in pizza, pasta, and Italian.

answer key

/te/ Italian, pasta, apple; /ei/ favourite, always; h:/ always; /a/ Italian, pizza, pasta use because

• Focus students on because in the two reviews and make sure they understand its use (giving a reason). Point out that it is not enough in a review to say you like a restaurant; you should also say why you like it.

• Explain that in exercise 5b, they have to give four reasons why the writer likes eating in the Silver Dragon Restaurant.

• For the writing task, tell students to use their ideas from exercise 1 to plan their texts. Remind them to use appropriate adjectives from the lesson (or their own ideas) and lo use because to give reasons for their recommendations.

answer key

... I love Chinese food,... the food is excellent,... it's not expensive,... if s very friendly, ... it has a good atmosphere.

ideas plus

If students are not studying in their own countries, encourage them to recommend local restaurants so that the reviews serve a more realistic purpose (i.e. students can find out about places nearby and visit them if they wish).

1 think about the topic a Work in groups. Look at the map of South Asia. Add labels for India, Bhutan, and China.

b Quickly read the text from a travel book. Check your ideas.

2 find information a Complete these sentences. Use information from the text.

b Tick / the correct sentence.

| | Bhutan has a lot of facilities for travel and transport. j | Bhutan doesn't have many facilities for travel and transport.

c <^ircl£> only in paragraph 3. How many times is it repeated? What does it mean?

3 guess the meaning

Do the glossary task.

4 talk about the topic

Would you like to go to Bhutan? Why?/Why not?

If you feel adventurous, then why not travel to Bhutan? This small mountain kingdom is high up in the Himalayas, between China in the north, and India in the south.

Bhutan is probably the only place in the world where happiness is more important than money. The main religion is Buddhism. There are three main languages. However, a lot of people speak English in the towns, and English is the official language for business.

Tourists must plan their trips before they go, and they have to pay money to the government every day they are in the country. There is one airport and only two planes for international travellers. Remember to take your walking boots as there are only two ways to get around: by car and on foot. There is only one road which goes from west to east of the country and there are no trains or buses. And if you want to go shopping, take travellers' cheques or cash: you cannot use credit cards in many places.

There are a lot of Buddhist festivals during the year, but the two most important festivals are in spring and autumn. You can join the crowds and enjoy the traditional dances and colourful costumes. Everyone wears their best clothes, and the celebrations continue for three to five days.

Match the words (1-5) to the definitions (a-e). Use the text to help you.

1 adventurous /3d'ventures/ (adjective)

3 official /a'fiJT/ (adjective)

4 traditional /trs'dijsnl/ (adjective)

5 costumes /'kostju:mz/ (noun)

a when the government accepts something b something with a Long history c special clothes, e.g. for a celebration d a country with a king or queen e wanting to have new and easting experiences setf-

lp.60 vocabulary diary p. 62

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