IELTS Coursebook Band 5

Learning

1a Training • Reading: Find specific information (Short-answer questions) • Language development: Present simple • Vocabulary: Studying • Listening: Predict answers (Section 1: Notes completion) • Speaking: Introductions; Use a range of vocabulary (Part 1: Introduction and interview) • Writing: Introduce advantages and disadvantages (Task 2: Advantages-disadvantages essay)

1b Testing • Listening: Section 1: Notes completion • Language development: Present simple with adverbs of frequency; can for ability, possibility and permission

• Vocabulary: Higher education • Reading: Short-answer questions

• Writing: Task 2: Advantages-disadvantages essay • Speaking: Part 1: Introduction and interview

Are you an early bird or a night owl? We asked 100 people, ‘At what time of day do you feel most productive? Most creative?’

61%

59%

Most productive

63

Percentage of people who feel most productive in the morning

Most creative

21%

72

16% 16%

Percentage of people who feel most creative in the morning

12%

11%

4%

8.00–12.00 12.00 –18.00 18.00–22.00

Don’t know

productive = making things in large quantities or producing a good result

creative = using imagination to produce new ideas or things

Lead-in

Discuss the questions. 1 Look at the infographic. At what time of day are people: • most productive? • least productive?

• most creative?

• least creative?

2 At what time of day are you most/least productive? Most/Least creative?

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