Focus AE Level 4 Student's Book Unit 1

Education • Phrasal verbs • Collocations • Personality adjectives I can talk about education and different kinds of student. 1.1 Vocabulary SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW 1 With a partner, make as many verb-noun collocations as you can in sixty seconds.

DO YOUR BEST

verbs

nouns

a career a class an exam a subject college/a university

attend drop fail pass pursue skip study take

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attend a class/attend college 2 SPEAKING Write three questions with different collocations from Exercise 1. Then, with a partner, ask and answer your questions. Which college 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.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

DEREK BOK B. 1930, FORMER PRESIDENT OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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 -ize • collocations • Word in focus – do

You’re very well-organized 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 class because

Grammar: • present and past habits • verb patterns

classes. 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 grades because you pay attention in class. You’re an enthusiastic learner.

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.

Listening: • people talking about memory • multiple matching

Reading: • an article about experiments in education • cloze 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

friends. You particularly

F O C U S E X T R A

enjoy teamwork and learning in an active way. However, you'd rather 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.

• Grammar Focus page 162 • WORD STORE booklet pages 2–3 • Workbook pages 8–21 or MyEnglishLab • MP3s – www.english.com/focus

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

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