1) Listen to how Liza questions Philip about his country. What countries are the teenagers from? (listening for specific information)
2) Pair work. Match Liza’s questions and Philip’s answers.
— Can you tell me about you and your family, Philip?
— I picture Ireland* like the place where everything is green and where it is warm. Could you tell me about its landscape, please?
— What is your opinion of Dublin*?
— California is a good place to live in. And what about Dublin? What are good things about living in Dublin for teenagers?
— The Irish life is thought to be quiet and slow. What do you think about it?
— Ireland* is different from other countries in many ways. We don’t have skyscrapers or very large cities. But we have a beautiful green landscape that’s why the country is called the Emerald Isle.*
— There are four people in my family. I have a brother, who is eleven.
— Our capital is a small city but it has the largest population in Ireland. About one and a half million people live in our city. The people are open and friendly.
- Well... on the one hand we have a quiet life in some parts of the country. But on the other hand life is busy and fast in large cities, for example in Dublin. A million cars drive through the city areas every day.
— I think Dublin is a good place to live in. I like everything here. The city is in a good geographical position. There are a lot of places to go to with friends. I like going to a local club to listen to my favourite rock band.
3) How does Liza ask for information about the country and its capital? How does she ask for Philip’s opinion of the country and his hometown?
4) What are some other ways of asking for information and asking for one’s opinion?
5) Replace the expressions in Liza’s questions with those that fit from ex. 1.4).