New Era Interactive English
Just Being Honest
School of Foreign Languages
Topic: When you love somebody …
Vocabulary: Phrases with break
break a habit, break a law, break a promise,
break a record, break a story, break a sweat,
break new ground, break somebody's heart,
break the ice, break the news to somebody
Function: Talk about intentions and plans
Wish someone luck
Pronunciation: Stress in phrasal verbs
Vowels followed by -r
Warm-up (3 minutes)
Video Review (5 minutes)
Activities (27 minutes)
Activity 1: Pair Work (1)
Activity 2: Pair Work (2)
Activity 3: Group Work
Listening Task (6 minutes)
Appreciation (3 minutes)
Assignment (1 minute)
Warm-up: Brain Teaser
Solve this puzzle:
1. Which letter
is not me?
Another two: Keep going:
2. What dog
A hot never can 4. Who always
dog. bite or bark? drive his
3. What flies driver.
wings? 5. How do
movie stars With all their
keep cool? fans.
Retell the story What does Patty suggest Is Talia moving to Chicago for
Nick doing to Talia? her new job? Why or why not?
offer a new job
spend more time
match No. Because Tony matched
She suggests that Nick speak
honest Newsbeat’s offer, she turned it
Announcer on TV: Glitter … the perfect toothpaste for
the perfect smile.
Jackie on TV: Remember, all that glitters is not gold.
Nick: Patty, could you ___________________
turn the volume down
Patty: Oh, sure, Nick. It seems like yesterday when
you were asking me to ________ the volume.
You member! The day when you __________
Jackie Bishop on TV.
Nick: Oh, yeah, that! In a way it DOES seem like
just yesterday. But a lot has happened since turn the volume down: reduce the sound on TV
Patty: Oh, you know who else I see
then. level of a TV, radio, or stereo etc.
a lot now? _____________________
That reporter who broke
turn up: to intensify or increase
Patty: Oh, I know. Like, now you can see Jackie __________. What’s her name
turn out: to happen, to have a final result
Bishop on TV all the time! again? Talia something?
Nick: Yup, in that __________ toothpaste
ridiculous Nick: Talia Santos. Yeah, I heard she’s
commercial. Well, I guess things have been working really it
It seems like yesterday I feel like hard.
worked out for her. __________________________
I haven’t had a chance to see
happened very recently (though it didn’t) her
Patty: Seems so. And they’ve worked out OK for a sense, to a And now she’s
in a way: in__________.certain extent
you, too, right? I mean, you DID score the going to be moving.
Yup: (very informal) yes you need to speak
Patty: It sounds like
____________ in the qualifying match.
Nick: Yes, but ___________, we DIDN’T make it
unfortunately Nick: You’re right, Patty. I’ll see you
to the finals.
Patty: No, but there’s always next time. Patty: Bye, Nick. Hey! ________________
Let me know how
Nick: That’s right, there’s always next time … things turn out.
Talia: No, Chicago.
Nick: Right, Chicago. Anyway, she said they
want you to start right away.
Talia: True. But Nick, I …
Nick: Wait, Talia. I have to tell you how I
Talia: OK. Go ahead. I’m listening.
Nick: I haven’t been in touch
I know __________________, but
it’s only because I didn’t want to
___________. I know how important
get in the way
go ahead: (spoken) to start; please do it your career is to you.
be in touch (with): in continuing Talia: What are you talking about, Nick?
communication with someone by
I’ve been meaning to Nick: What I’m trying to say is, I want to
Talia: Nick! Hi! ___________________ call you.
phone/letter/e-mail spend more time with you. I don’t
Nick: Oh, hi. Well, Amy called me. She told
get in the way: to obstruct; said she’s got your want you to move.
me the news. She to make things
difficult job as a researcher. Talia: Good. Because THIS is where I’m
Talia: That’s right. Isn’t it great?
Nick: Yeah, yeah ... she told me the news
turn down: to refuse an offer or opportunity Talia: THIS, this is my new office.
about you. When are you moving?
in other words: to say it another way turned down
I _______ Newsbeat_______. Tony said
Talia: Not until next week.
match their offer
Nick:make aOh. Is there somewhere we can go for
fool of oneself: to do something
silly or a few minutes? front of other
embarrassing in Nick: So in other words ... ______________
I just made a fool
people Sure. Here, come in here. ____________
Talia: No. As usual, you were just being
So Amy told me you got an offer from
honest. It’s one of the___________ I like
Newsbeat. Where are they? Atlanta?
most about you.
Activity 1: Pair work (1)
Questionnaire – A Place where I go
Step 1 Work alone. Fill in the blanks with where or when, Then write your
answers in the chart.
A: Tell me about a year when you made a lot of changes.
B: I made a lot of changes in 2001. I changed jobs.
Step 2 Take turns finding out your partner’s answers. Take notes.
Tell me about… Your answers
A year ______ you made a lot of changes
A place ______ you spent a lot of time in your childhood
A time of day ______ you work best
The town or city _______ you grew up
A place _______ you usually go with your friends
A place _______ you go to be alone
A time of day _______you relax
Step 3 Find a new partner. Tell your new partner about your first partner,
using adjective clauses with when and where:
A year when Tanya made a lot of changes was 2001.
She changed jobs.
Activity 1: Pair work (2)
Imagine that you and your partner are Jenna’s roommates. Jenna is transferring to a
new school at the end of the semester. You know she posted an ad on the web to
find a roommate. When you and your partner were surfing the web, you found the
information below. It’s all wrong! Take turns talking about Jenna’s information. Use
auxiliary verbs for emphasis to talk about what you know is true about Jenna.
Find a Roommate It says Jenna has a
lot of furniture, but
Roommate Profile: JEENA GREENE she doesn’t have a
• I have a lot of furniture. lot of furniture.
• I don’t often invite friends to my apartment.
• I’m home most weeknights.
• I go away on weekends.
• I won’t use the kitchen much.
• I don’t play loud music.
• I keep my room neat.
• I’ll share phone and Internet expenses.
• I’ve always paid my rent on time.
Reference Answers – Roommate Wanted
It says Jenna has a lot of furniture, but she doesn’t have a lot of furniture.
It says Jenna doesn’t often invite friends to her apartment, but she does often
invite friends to her apartment.
It says Jenna is home most weeknights, but she isn’t home most weeknights.
It says Jenna goes away on weekends, but she doesn’t go away on weekends.
It says Jenna won’t use the kitchen much, but she will use the kitchen a lot.
It says Jenna doesn’t play loud music, but she does play loud music.
It says Jenna keeps her room neat, but she doesn’t keep her room neat.
It says Jenna will share phone and Internet expenses, but she won’t share
phone and Internet expenses.
It says Jenna has always paid her rent on time, but she hasn’t always paid her
rent on time.
Activity 2: Group work
Graduation Party – Keep in Touch
Imagine that you are graduating from college with bachelor’s degree in
journalism. Now you mingle with each other at your graduation party. You
are telling each other your future plans according to the situations listed
below. You give your best wishes to each other. Work in groups of 4 to role
Student A You’re going to be doing an internship at
Talkweek magazine over the summer.
Student B You’ve applied to some graduate schools.
You plan to get a graduate degree in
Student C You’re going to be working as a broadcaster
for Rainbow TV Network.
Student D You’re going to be working as a
photographer for New Life Daily.
Useful Patterns Sample dialogue
Talking about intentions Asking about plans
I’ve been meaning to …, but things keep coming up. What are you planning to do?
I’ve been planning to call you, but I haven’t had time. What are you going to be
I’ve been wanting to …, but I keep forgetting. doing after this?
Do you have any plans for the
Wishing someone good luck What are your plans?
Best of luck to you. Talking about plans
I hope things turn out well for you.
I’m sure everything will work out. I hope to get
I may just get
I intend to get a job.
Wishing someone good luck What I plan to do is get
I’m thinking of getting
Let me know what happens.
Let me know how things turn out.
Let me know how everything goes.
Keep me posted.
Keep in touch.
Sample Dialogue – Graduation Party
A: Hi! Congratulations!
B: Congratulations to you, too. I’ve been meaning to call you, but I haven’t had time. So, what are you
going to be doing after graduation?
A: Oh, I’m doing an internship at TalkWeek magazine for the summer. I hope to get a job there by the
end of the summer. How about you? What are you planning to do?
B: I’ve applied to some graduate schools. What I plan to do is get a degree in business administration.
A: That’s great. I hope things turn out well for you.
B: Thanks. Best of luck to you, too.
C: Hey, Donnie. Are you enjoying the party?
D: Yeah, it’s great. This might be the last time I see some of these people for a long time, so I’ve been
pretty busy. I haven’t had much time to taste the food.
C: I know what you mean. I can’t believe that all of us are finally graduating. Do you have any plans for
D: Well, I’m going to work as a photographer for New Life Daily.
C: Cool! I know you have been dreaming to be a photographer.
D: Thanks. Do you have any plans for the future?
C: Yeah. I’m going to work as a broadcaster for Rainbow TV Network.
D: I’m sure everything will turn out well for you.
C: Thank you. Wish you make it as a big time photographer.
D: Let me know how everything goes.
C: OK. Keep in touch.
A & B: Hey, guys. Why not toast together?
C & D: Sure. Cheers!
You don’t like me.
You don’t like me.
Juliet: Banoffee pie?
Mark: No, thanks.
Juliet: Thank god, _____________________________ if
you would have broken my heart
you'd said yes.
Mark: Right, well. Lucky you. Check sth. Out: to examine
or investigate, here, it
Juliet: Can I come in? means to find
Mark: Er, yeah! Well, I'm a bit busy.
Juliet: Swap we for sth.:
I was just passing and I thought sth. might to
exchange sth. for sth.
check that video thing out. I thought I might be
able to swap it for some pie or maybe munchies?
Actually I was being ___________. I don't know
where it is. I'll have a look around tonight.
Juliet: Mark, can I say something?你对我一向都冷冰冰的。
Mark: Yeah. Mark: I've probably taped it over it. Almost
Juliet: I know you're Peter's best friend and I know everything's episode of west wing on it now.
you've never ________ warmed to me. Look, don't, Oh.
don't argue. We've never got friendly. But I just Juliet: Oh bingo. That's lovely. Well done you. Oh,
wanted to say, I hope that can change. I'm nice, I ________.
that's gorgeous Thank you so much, Mark.
really am. __________ my terrible taste in pie and... This is exactly what I' was hoping for. I look
it would be great if we could be friends. quite pretty. You've __________________,
stayed rather close
Mark: Absolutely, absolutely. haven't you? They are all of me.
I did make great efforts to look
Juliet: Great. for 我费了好大的劲找… Mark: Yeah, yeah, yes.
Don’t show off around.
Mark: Doesn't mean we'll be able to find the video, Juliet: But, you never talked to me. You always talk
though. I had a real search when you first called to Peter. You don't like me.
and couldn't find any ________ so...
choices Mark: I hope it's useful. Don't show it around too
Juliet: This one says Peter and Juliet's wedding. much. Needs a bit of editing. Look, I got to get
Do you think we might be ________________?
on the right track a lunch, early lunch. You can just show
Mark: Err, yeah, well...on the right path; make the it.
wow. That- that could be yourself out, can't you?
Juliet: Do you mind if I...? It’s a self-preservation thing
__________________________, you see.
Appreciation: Pretty Boy
I lie awake at night
See things in black and white
I've only got you inside my mind
You know you have made me blind
I lie awake and pray
That you will look my way
I have all this longing in my heart
I knew it right from the start
Oh my pretty pretty boy I love you
Like I never ever loved no one before you
Pretty pretty boy of mine You stay a little while
Just tell me you love me too And touch me with your smile
Oh my pretty pretty boy And what can I say to make you mine
I need you To reach out for you in time
Oh my pretty pretty boy I do
Let me inside Oh my pretty pretty boy I love you
Make me stay right beside you Like I never ever loved no one before you
Pretty pretty boy of mine
I used to write your name Just tell me you love me too
And put it in a frame ….
And sometime I think I hear you call Oh pretty boy
Right from my bedroom wall Say you love me too
Prepare for a two-minute speech on the topic: