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Title: FCE Use of English practice

Lesson plan: FCE - Use of English practice


Time Level Materials Aim Exercise 1

50 minutes FCE Photocopiable worksheet and LDOCE To help students prepare for FCE - Use of English

Students do this exercise in pairs. Those that finish first can find some examples of the parts of speech in the dictionary. Answers: adjective, noun, preposition, adverb, phrasal verb, pronoun, verb
Exercise 2

This type of passage comes up in the Use of English paper. Encourage the students to actively use LDOCE for checking their work in this exercise, so that they can also see if they have the right form of the word. Ask them to read the definition and examples to make sure the word fits the context. Answers: frightened, according, hatred, struck, speaking, extremely, prisoner, knew
Exercise 3

A word-building exercise, which also suggests a method of storing new language more effectively. The dictionary helps students increase their knowledge of other forms of the given words through example sentences and related entries. Students work in pairs to find the new words; monitor them as they work. Answers for second column: according, hatred, struck, speaking, extremely, prisoner, knew; answers for third column will vary - check LDOCE if necessary. Make sure the students look at the model sentences in LDOCE and understand them before they write their own sentences.
Exercise 4

Students practise the Use of English transformation exercises. Show them how to look up the word they have to use to transform the sentence in LDOCE. Make sure they read the example sentence. Explain how to find the phrase need to do something in the dictionary example - explain that phrases like this in bold show typical grammatical constructions. Answers: 1) He described his wonderful trip to the Caribbean. 2) Our parents wont let us take a boat out on the lake. 3) Theres been hardly any work to do recently. 4) Im not used to having a cooked breakfast 5) Id rather not go out tonight.

Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Pearson PHOTOCOPIABLE

Title: FCE Use of English practice

Photocopiable worksheet: FCE - Use of English practice


Exercise 1

Look at the front pages of LDOCE to help you fill in the following spaces with parts of speech. a) a -------e b) n --c) p --p ------n d) a ----e) p ------ v --f) p -----g) v ---

If you have time, find some examples of these parts of speech in the definitions in LDOCE.
Exercise 2

Read the text below. Use the base form (words in capitals) to make a word that fits in each space. Use LDOCE to check the spelling and the meaning. Well, the child wasnt badly injured; she was more ____________ than hurt, ____________ to the doctor. You might have supposed that that would be the end of the matter, but there was one strange thing about it. I had been filled with violent ____________ of the man at first sight. So had the childs family, which was only natural. What ____________ me was his effect on the doctor, who was a very ordinary man, ____________ English like a Scotsman and ____________ unemotional. Well, sir, he was like the rest of us. Every time he looked at my ____________, that doctor turned sick and white with the desire to kill him. I knew what was in his mind, just as he ____________ what was in mine ... (p 3-4 - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Longman Fiction)
Exercise 3 Exercise 4

FRIGHTEN ACCORD HATE STRIKE SPEAK EXTREME PRISON KNOW

In pairs, fill in the middle column below with the words from the text in Exercise 2. Now look in LDOCE to add another form of the word, checking the model sentences given. Look at the example for FRIGHTEN below. FRIGHTEN ACCORD HATE STRIKE SPEAK EXTREME PRISON KNOW frightened frightening

Complete the second sentences below so that they have the same meaning as the first sentences, using the words in bold given after each first sentence. Look up the word need in LDOCE to check the form in this example: Weve got to do the shopping today; the fridge is empty.
need 1 v [T not in progressive] 1 MUST to feel that you must have something or must do something; | need to do sth I need to think about this before I make a decision. | need sth for He said he needed the information for an article he was writing. | need sb to do sth We need volunteers to clean up after the performance.

answer: We need to do the shopping today; the fridge is empty. 1 He told me all about his wonderful trip to the Caribbean. describe He ____________ his wonderful trip to the Caribbean. 2 We arent allowed to take a boat out on the lake. let Our parents ____________ take a boat out on the lake. 3 Theres been very little work to do recently. hardly Theres____________ work to do recently. 4 I dont normally have a cooked breakfast. used to (see used) Im____________ having a cooked breakfast. 5 Lets not go out tonight. rather (see rather, definition 2) I ____________ go out tonight.

Write a short example sentence for each of your new words to help you remember them! Look at the example sentences in LDOCE if you need some help.

Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Pearson PHOTOCOPIABLE