Focus Level 4 Student's Book Unit 1

nouns Education • Phrasal verbs • Collocations • Personality adjectives I can talk about education and different kinds of student. 1.1 Vocabulary SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW 1 In pairs, make as many verb-noun collocations as you can in sixty seconds. a career a course an exam a lesson a subject university attend a course/attend a lesson/attend university 2 Write three questions with different collocations from Exercise 1. Then, in pairs, ask and answer your questions. Which university would you most like to attend? Why? 3 Look at the photos and read about four kinds of student. Which one describes you best? Compare with a partner. attend drop fail pass pursue skip study take + verbs


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.


U N I T L A N G U A G E A N D S K I L L S Vocabulary: • Show what you know – verb-noun collocations • phrasal verbs – education • collocations • synonyms – personality adjectives • word families – verbs ending in -ise • collocations • Word in focus – do

You’re very well-organised and you usually remember to bring the right books to your

You’re gregarious and fun to be with. You sometimes get into trouble in

lessons. You want to do well and you try not to fall behind with your homework. You’re studious, and eager to learn. You get good marks because you pay attention in class. You’re an enthusiastic learner.

class because you can’t stop talking. You particularly like interaction with other people at school. You have a gift for languages and you enjoy taking part in interactive activities. You’re a team-player and a communicator.

Grammar: • present and past habits • verb patterns

Listening: • people talking about memory • multiple matching

Reading: • an article about experiments in education • gapped text

Speaking: • describing and speculating about photos

You’re a popular member of the class with a good circle of

You’re lucky – you’re naturally bright. You’re curious about the world and you soak up knowledge like

Writing: • a report

F O C U S E X T R A • Grammar Focus pp. 130–131 • WORD STORE booklet pp. 2–3 • Workbook pp. 8–21 or MyEnglishLab • MP3s –

friends. You particularly

enjoy teamwork and learning in an active way. However, you’d prefer to be outside on the sports field than in the classroom. You’re competitive and single-minded, but you’re also a cooperative learner who likes motivating other people.

a sponge. You have a thirst for knowledge and you excel at subjects that many other students struggle with, such as Maths and Sciences. You’re a deep thinker and an analytic learner.


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