1 Where do you live?
2 How long have you lived there?
3 Who do you live with?
4 What do you like most about your home?
5 Is there anything you don’t like about your neighbourhood? Why not?
1 How do you usually get to work (or school / university)?
2 How long does it take?
3 Do you drive? What car do you drive?
4 How often do you use public transport?
5 What’s the best way to get round your town / city?
1 What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
2 What kind / type of music do you listen to?
3 How often do you go out during the week?
4 What sport(s) do you like doing?
5 How much time do you spend on social network sites every day?
1 How much tea or coffee do you drink a day?
2 How many hours do you sleep at night?
3 What do you do to relax?
4 What do you do to keep healthy?
5 What was the last live event you went to?
1 What’s the most beautiful place you’ve / have ever been to?
2 Where are you going to go for your next holiday?
3 Do you think it’s better to travel alone or with other people?
4 Do you prefer having holidays at home or abroad?
5 Have you ever been to an English-speaking country?
1 How many people are there in your immediate family?
2 Who in your family do you most like talking to?
3 Who do you prefer spending time with? Family or
4 How much do you know about your family tree?
5 When was the last time all your family did something together?
Childhood and school
1 Where were you born?
2 Which secondary school did / do you go to?
3 What was / is your best / worst subject?
4 Have you ever cheated in an exam? Did you get caught?
5 What did you want to be when you were a child?
A male or female relative
1 What’s his / her name?
2 How old is he / she?
3 What does he / she do?
4 What does he / she look like?
5 What’s / is he / she like?
1 Confusing adverbs and adverbial phrases
2 ever 3 hardly 4 specially 5 in the end 6 even 7 near 8 late 9 nearly 10 lately 11 at the end 12 hard 13 yet 14 at the moment 15 still 16 actually. 2 Comment adverbs
1 apparently 2 obviously 3 basically 4 eventually 5 Ideally 6 gradually 7 in fact 8 anyway
a 2 do you really mean that; were absolutely awful
3 England played well
4 Unfortunately, England never play well
5 were incredibly lucky
6 do you ever have
7 To be honest, England were quite lucky
8 were extremely lucky
9 Personally, I thought both teams played badly; England were a bit better,
especially in the second half
10 in Munich next, so let’s see how they do there
b 2 slowly 3 quickly 4 earlier that day 5 obviously 6 actually 7 angrily 8 a little 9 badly 10 incredibly 11 here 12 always 13 well 14 naturally 15 in quarter of an hour
to designate a way of choosing electors. Thus, the popular vote on Election Day is conducted by
the various states and not directly by the federal government. Once chosen, the
electors can vote for anyone, but – with rare exceptions like anunpledged electororfaithless elector– they vote for their designated candidates and their
votes are certified byCongress, who is the final judge of electors, in early
January. The presidential term then officially begins on Inauguration Day, January 20 (although the formal inaugural ceremony traditionally takes
place on the 21st if the 20th is a Sunday).
The nomination process, consisting of theprimary
elections and caucusesand thenominating conventions, was never specified in the Constitution, and was instead developed
over time by the states and thepolitical parties. The primary elections are staggered generally between January and June
before the general election in November, while the nominating conventions are
held in the Summer. This too is also an indirect election process, where voters
cast ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating
convention, who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee. Each
party's presidential nominee then chooses a vice presidentialrunning mateto join with him or her on the same ticket, and this
choice is rubber-stamped by the convention. Because of changes to national
campaign finance laws since the 1970s regarding the disclosure of contributions
for federal campaigns, presidential candidates from the major political parties
usually declare their intentions to run as early as the Spring of the previous
calendar year before the election.Thus, the entire modern presidential campaign and
election process usually takes almost two years.
The series ofpresidential primary elections and caucuses held
in each U.S. state and territory is part of the
nominating process ofUnited States presidential elections. This process was never included in theUnited States Constitution; it was
created over time by the political parties. Some states hold onlyprimary elections, some hold onlycaucuses, and
others use a combination of both. These primaries and caucuses are staggered
generally between January and June before the general election in November. The
primary elections are run by state and local governments, while caucuses are
private events that are directly run by the political parties themselves. A
state's primary election or caucus is usually an indirect election: instead
of voters directly selecting a particular person running for President, they
determine how many delegates each party'snational conventionwill
receive from their respective state. These delegates then in turn select their
party's presidential nominee.