Using Language (II) Listening, Speaking & Writing.
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Using Language (II) Listening, Speaking
Listening (page 15)Listening (page 15)
1. Before you listen to the tape, look at the royal family trees ,in pairs and in turn ask and answer these questions
• Who was the sister of the Queen Mary?
• Who was Queen Mary’s father ?
• Who was Edward V’s uncle?
• Who were King Edward IV’s sons?
1. Who was the sister of the Queen Mary?
Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth I.2. Who was Queen Mary’s father ?
King Henry VIII.
3. Who was Edward V’s uncle?
4. Who were King Edward IV’s sons?
Edward V and Richard.
2. Look again at the names of these English
Kings and queens as you listen to Parts 1 and
2 of the tape. Tick the ones you hear about.
Ticks for brother King Edward and ⅤRichard (sons of King Edward IV) ; ⅢKing Edward ;Ⅳ
Richard (later King Richard III); Queen Mary; Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I)
1. Which king on the list was one of the
princes in the Tower? How do you
Prince Edward was one of the princes
murdered in the Tower. We know
Listen to Part 1 and then answer the
2. Who had the two princes killed?
King Richard III killed the princes
because he wanted to become king.
• both were princes
• both were young boys
• their uncle was Richard who later
became King Richard III.
4. Listen to part 2 and fill in the blanks belowZP: Who_____ to the Tower as a prisoner?G: A ______ queen. In the 1500s Queen
______ sent her sister _______ Elizabeth, to the ______as a prisoner.
ZP : _______ !Why did she do that?G: She ______ Elizabeth was a traitor. So
she sent Elizabeth ________a special gate called “_________gate .” That only _________ to very bad people
futurefutureMary Mary PrincessPrincess
Tower Tower Strange Strange
Listening (Page 52)Listening (Page 52)
1. King James was a Catholic.
2. King James supported
3. He never allowed the Catholics to
practise their religion.
Decide which sentences are true
and which are false.
4. The king thought there were few
Catholics at first.
5. The king was consistent in his
attitude towards the Catholics.
6. The interview supported the
Listen to part 2 and answer the questions.
1. Why did King James change his
attitude to the Catholics?
2. Why was he afraid of the Catholics?
3. Why didn’t he want England to be a
4. Did King James talk about his worry
to Fawkes and Catesby?
5. Why did the interviewer say that the
king had brought about the conflict?
Key for them:
1. King James changed his attitude to the
Catholics because he was frightened when
he saw how many of them there were.
2. All the countries that were friendly to
England were Protestant and all the
countries that were not friendly were
3. Then he would lose the friendship of all
the Protestant countries.
4. No, he didn’t.
5. The king changed his mind and upset
the Catholics. He did not discuss things
with them. They felt their only action
was to kill him.
King James’ Problems
Listen to the whole text and fill in the chart.
1 at first not worried2 then stopped Catholic services
To foreign countries
1 friendly to Protestant countries2 unfriendly to Catholic ones
Speaking on page 15Speaking on page 15
Excuse me… I’m afraid I can’t follow you.
Please, can you speak more slowly?
I beg your pardon? Pardon?
What did you mean by …?
I didn’t understand …
I’m sorry but could you repeat that?
When you have problems understanding the guide, use these phrases:
A: Excuse me. Are you a guide?
B: Yes, I am. Can I help you?
A: Can I ask you a questions about the
Temple of Heaven?
B: Of course. What do you want to know?
A: What is this Temple for?
B: The Emperor came to pray for good
crops and a good harvest for the country.
He made offerings to the God and asked
him for help.
A: Please can you speak more slowly? I’m
afraid I can’t follow you.
B: I’m sorry. I’ll speak more slowly. This
is the Hall where the Emperor made his
sacrifices to the Gods. You may not go in
but just look through the door.
A: What did you mean by making
B: He killed many animals after making
prayers. He also dressed in special
A: I beg your pardon? Special clothes! I
thought his clothes were always special!
What were they?
B: They were clothes kept just for this
occasion. He changed in a special yellow
room and came out to go to pray to the
A: I see. When did this stop?
B: When the Emperors stopped ruling
A: Thank you. You have been most
Writing on page 16
Alternatives words that can be used instead of “ nice” and“ is”
smart, clean, excellent, exciting, famous, beautiful, grand, great, huge, special , unusual, amazing, wonderful, splendid…
appear, be built, stand, lie, remain, stay, look, sound, become, keep, grow
The temple was built long ago.
The old temple was built long ago.
The old temple was built two
hundred years ago.
Vary the adjectives and verbs to
make the writing more interesting
The old temple was constructed two
hundred years ago.
The temple was burned down early
The temple was built in 1980’s.
This great stone castle was constructed
five hundred years ago when King
Henry was king. He loved his food Ⅷ
and you can tell that by visiting his
extremely large and well-provided
kitchens. See where he fed six hundred
people at on e time. Admire the
beautifully decorated rooms where he
met the kings from other countries.
Examine the care with which he
provided toilets for all his followers.
Walk through his wonderful gardens.
So paying some attention to the use
of words can make you writing to be
an exciting one. Now write a passage
to introduce a scenic site in your city
for a local guide book. Make the site to
be an attractive one with your words.