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56 A D U LT – L i f e taLk aboUt YoUR FRIENDS tHE GENERatIoN GaP FaMILY INFLUENCES MEEtING PEoPLE YoU kNoW WRItE aN INFoRMaL EMaIL Unit 1 Relationships F e A T U R e S 10 Unlikely friends Two animals that enjoy each other's company 12 a confused generation Changing attitudes among China's young generation 14 bloodlines Two accounts of how family has shaped people's lives 18 Immigration A video about how immigrants have helped build America 1 work in pairs. Look at the photo and the caption. Choose the phrase you think best describes the photo. a faithful companion blood relatives a passing acquaintance mutual respect a strong bond true friends an odd couple 2 Look at these english sayings about relationships. what do they mean? do you have a similar saying in your language? 1 Blood is thicker than water 2 A friend in need is a friend indeed 3 Like father, like son 4 No man is an island 3 1.1 Listen to three people talking about important relationships in their lives. Put the number of the speaker (1, 2 or 3) next to the person they are talking about. a husband a fiancé a colleague an old friend a brother a grandparent 4 Think of a person a) you have been meaning to contact for ages; and b) you have shared a travel experience with. Tell your partner about these people. A camel and his driver take a break in the desert, Rajasthan, India. Photograph by Shivji Joshi 9 LIFE_UPPINT_SB.indb 9 21/08/2012 09:03 Life is an exciting six-level series available in British and now American English that makes learning English an exploration of the world we live in. Drawing on National Geographic content and the fundamental values of inspiring people to care about the planet, celebrating human achievement and exploring diversity, Life transforms the learning experience into a fabulous journey with irresistible images, articles and videos that engage learners like no series before. Bring Life into your classroom! A practical competency-based syllabus helps learners in their development of grammar, vocabulary, functions, pronunciation and skills through appropriate communicative tasks Real life lessons model and practise everyday functions, preparing learners to use language in the real world National Geographic video on the DVD allows teachers to bring lessons to life The carefully-designed critical thinking syllabus challenges learners to understand texts at a deeper level Vocabulary is introduced thematically, with additional emphasis on key words and word building in Word focus and Wordbuilding sections CEFR A1 – C1 | 6 levels BEGINNER – ADVANCED Life Paul Dummett, John Hughes & Helen Stephenson Visit to discover more Life support B R I T I S H O R A M E R I C A N E N G L I S H V I D E O DVD I N T E R AC T I V E W H I T E B OA R D E B O O K S AMERICAN EDITION AVAILABLE O N L I N E R E S OU RC E S

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