English Unlimited HAK/HUM 1, Schulbuch

Ellipsis. In emails and text messages, we often don’t use words like I, we, be, do, that, the, etc. to make them shorter. Example: I had a Lovely day! I’m Free on Sunday. Make these sentences shorter for an email or text message. Cross out the words you don’t need. 1 That sounds absolutely fantastic. 2 I’m very busy this weekend. I can’t come to the picnic. I hope you have a good time. 3 It was lovely to see you. Do you want to meet again next weekend? 4 We’re going to see The Others at The Picture House. We’re having ice cream first. Choose an event and write an email invitation. ■■ a birthday party ■■ a picnic ■■ an end-of-term party ■■ a graduation party Read another student’s invitation. Write a reply. It is after the event. Write a short note to say thank you. Explore writing 2: A review of your favourite film Daniel, your friend from England, emails you a review of his favourite film. Read the review. Does the film sound good to you? Reply to Daniel’s email with a review of your favourite film. Write an email (80–100 words) using some of the highlighted expressions above. Explore speaking: Presenting your favourite film Media task. Prepare a presentation (3 min) about your favourite film. Include the following points: ■■ what? film title, kind of film ■■ when? production date ■■ where? country of production; where it is set ■■ who? director, actors ■■ what is it about? storyline ■■ why? reasons why you like it so much ■■ (Comment on the music too.) 27 28 a b c 29 a From: Daniel To: Ana Subject: Film review_Volver Dear Ana, ... I watched Volver last night – it’s amazing! You should watch it. It’s a drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. I think it was produced in 2006. The story is set in a village in Spain, and it’s about a family – two sisters, their aunt and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters. Another character is the sisters’ dead mother, who comes back to help them in a difficult time. You know, ‘volver’ means ‘to return’ in Spanish. It stars Penélope Cruz, but I think the cast really work as a team. Apparently, six actresses shared the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. I think Volver is a warm, funny film about the relationship between women. But it isn’t just for girls! I can only recommend it. All the best, Daniel b 30 114 Language skills Extras Explore 9 Getting together Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv