6 What was the best period of your life?

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premise
The argument is based on the premise that men and women are equal.
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a statement or idea that you consider to be true and use to develop other ideas

fall to bits/pieces
The furniture’s falling to pieces.
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to be in a very bad condition because of being old or badly made

the world is your oyster
‘I can do anything I want to, the world's my oyster’
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You are in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer.

achieve
Most of our students achieve excellent exam results. achieve an aim/ambition/goal She had finally achieved her ambition to sail around the world.
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to succeed in getting a good result or in doing something you want

hell on Earth
That man made my life hell on earth! The whole time I was there was just hell on earth.
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a very unpleasant situation, as if one were in hell.

fit in
The new students all had a hard time fitting in.
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if someone fits in, they are accepted by the other people in a group

fondly
Greta smiled fondly. He is still fondly remembered by people who knew him.
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in a way that shows you like someone or something very much

odd
How old is she—seventy odd? He’s worked there for twenty-odd years.
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approximately or a little more than the number mentioned

Read the sentences below about what Pasha’s looking forward to in the next few months.
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Then watch the video and delete the incorrect words.

Hi. I’m really 1 about the next few months.
excited/ thrilled
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Hi. I’m really excited about the next few months.

I’m 2 on the banks of the River Thames
DJing/playing
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I’m DJing on the banks of the River Thames

in the 3 of London
centre/heart
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in the heart of London

and I’m 4 some beach parties.
going to/playing
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and I’m playing some beach parties.

Today I’ve come to Covent Garden to 5 how people feel about their lives.
find out/see
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Today I’ve come to Covent Garden to find out how people feel about their lives.

What are you looking forward to in the 6 ?
next few months/future
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What are you looking forward to in the future?

What are you looking forward to in the future? Look at the people below and read what they are looking forward to.
A- Chris; B- Tamara; C- Luke; D- Deborah; E- Dominick; F- Relwyn
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Then watch the video and match the people to the correct responses.

Finding a job that I’m really passionate about
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B- Tamara

starting a new job next summer
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F- Relwyn

getting a good job
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D- Deborah

a holiday next year
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C- Luke

Nothing really, I kind of enjoy my life at the moment.
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E- Dominick

I’m looking forward to buying a house.
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A- Chris

Is there anything you aren’t looking forward to?
dying losing my job job interviews illness leaving college loneliness more responsibilities getting older retiring exams
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Read the words below in the box, then watch the video. Tick (✓) the five things which the speakers say they are not looking forward to.
dying, job interviews, more responsibilities, getting older, retiring

People say that your school days are the best days of your life. Do you think that’s true?
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Look at the people and the sentences 1–7. Then watch the video and write true (T) or false (F) next to each sentence.

Tamara She thinks school days are the best days of your life.
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True

Dominick He hated school.
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True

Deborah She didn’t enjoy school because she found it too stressful.
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False

Chris He has bad memories of his school days.
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False

Relwyn He liked school because he made some very good friends.
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True

Chaenara She met her best friends at school.
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True

Luke His school days were the best days of his life because he played a lot of football.
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False

The people in the pictures below talk about the things they’re not looking forward to and look back on their school days.
THE WAY WE SPEAK:
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Watch the video and complete the phrases they use, using the items in the box below.
fall to bits hell on earth to the full look back on it very fondly your oyster

I kind of embrace life (1). Look forward to most things.
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I kind of embrace life to the full. Look forward to most things. Luke

... but now when I (2a) they were fun days and, you know, I look at them (2b).
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... but now when I look back on it, they were fun days and, you know, I look at them very fondly. Chris

Getting older. Your body starting to (3). Not looking forward to that but it’ll happen.
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Getting older. Your body starting to fall to bits. Not looking forward to that but it’ll happen. Dominick

Absolutely I do yes, because you’re, the world is (4). You have so much hope, so many dreams and you believe you can achieve anything.
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Absolutely I do yes, because you’re, the world is your oyster. You have so much hope, so many dreams and you believe you can achieve anything. Tamara

No. School days were (5) for me.
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No. School days were hell on earth for me. Dominick


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