3b Listening & Speaking Skills

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Listening & Speaking Skills

1  Match the list of rights to their responsibilities.

Listening & Speaking Skills

•    to be educated
•    to be safe
•    to live & work in a clean, unpolluted environment
•    to be treated with respect


•    to respect others regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin, nationality
•    not to bully/harm others
•    to obey the law
•    to look after the environment

2 Think of yourself at school/home/ neighbourhood. What are your rights? What are your responsibilities? Discuss in pairs.

3  Think! Read the poem. What is 'responsibility' for the author? Do you agree with this point of view? Discuss.

"I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything.
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything
I won't re/use to do the something I can do"
(Eduard Everett Hale)


Rights and responsibilities

4 Complete the sentences with the phrases: have T no right; have the right to; have the responsibility to; do their bit; take responsibility for; stand up for your rights.

Compare with your partner, then use each phrase in an example of your own.

1  You shouldn't let your employer make you work so many hours. You should ............!
2  You ..... to speak to me like that!
3  As the captain of the basketball team, I feel I ..... go to all the practices.
4   We all ..... freedom of speech.
5   Who's going to ...... organising the picnic next week?
6   I think everyone should ...... for the ervironment.

5   Use a dictionary to help you choose the correct verbs. Listen and check.

1    No one should be allowed to violate/abolish someone else's rights.
2    Jane has been given/put the responsibility of buying a birthday present for Kim.
3    Many people in the world are rejected/denied their basic human rights.
4    Matt knows he was to blame for the fire. He accepts/receives responsibility.
5    Ann often says nasty things to her sister. I think she deals/treats her very badly!
6    Lawyers offend/defend the rights of their clients.
7    I can't tolerate/face his attitude any more! I think it's disgraceful!


6 RNE  Listen to the speakers. For questions 1-3, choose A, B or C.

1    You will hear someone talking about their schooldays. Why did he feel bad?

A Some boys at school were bullying a classmate.
B He got into trouble with the older boys.
C He waited too long before doing something about the problem.

2    You will hear a woman interviewing a passerby. Who does the man feel should be mainly responsible for protecting the environment?

A the government
B the general public
C environmental organisations

3    You will hear a woman talking about a 'Neighbourhood Watch' scheme. How does she feel about it?

A She regrets that she can't be a part of it.
B It's essential in fighting crime.
C It enables everyone to get involved.


7  a Read the sentences (A-F). What do you expect the dialogue to be about?

A Well, it's fine if you don't want to pay attention, but no one else can concentrate either if you're talking all the time.

B Yes, sometimes! And it's really unfair on Miss Yates. She's doing her best to prepare us well for the exam, so the least you could do is let her teach.

C I'm afraid so. You're always messing around in the lessons, for a start. It's not on, you know.

D So you should! I'm sorry to get at you, but I feel quite strongly about this.

E Tell me something I don't know!

F Oh, that's a great idea. I think she'd really respect you for that.

b  Complete the dialogue with the sentences in Ex. 7a.

Listen and check, then read out the dialogue. What right(s) is Adam violating? How is he going to put the situation right?


8  Match the highlighted words/phrases in the dialogue with their meanings: not right; that's the correct thing to do; criticise; it's not acceptable; I'm glad that's ended; easy to see; considered; behaving in a silly way. Use each in an example of your own.

Everyday English
Expressing regret

9  Use the phrases in the language box to express regret for the situations (1-5), as in the example.

1    You've had an argument with someone.

> A: I feel really bad about the argument we had. I'd like to apologise.
   B: Oh, it was nothing. Don't give it another thought!

2    You said something that offended a friend.
3    You missed your cousin's birthday party.
4    You forgot to do the shopping for your mum.
5    You didn't help your sister when she needed you.

Expressing regret                             Responding 

• I'm so sorry I ... I didn't                      •    That's quite alright.
mean to upset/hurt/                             •    Thanks, I (really)
worry etc you.                                           appreciate that.
• I had no idea you were                       •    No problem.
so upset about... Please                           Apology accepted!
forgive me!                                          •    Oh, it's/it was
• I feel really bad about                              nothing. Don't worry
... so please accept my                             about it/ Don't give
apologies/ I'd like to                                   it another thought!
apologise.                                          •     It's OK, you really
• I realise I was/it's wrong                           don't need to
to ... I won't do it again.                              apologise.


10 Portfolio: Imagine the conversation between Adam and Miss Yates when he apologises to her. Act out the dialogue for the class. Record yourselves.

Say it right
Expressing outrage /disgust

11   Listen and repeat the sentences expressing outrage/disgust. What might the other speaker have said?

1    That's shocking!
2    That's so awful, I'm lost for words!
3    No one has the right to treat someone like that!
4    That's just not fair!
5    How outrageous!
6    That's totally disgraceful!

Английский язык. 11 класс : учеб. для общеобразоват. учреждений / [О.В. Афанасьева, Дж.Дули, И.В. Михеева и др.]. - 2-е изд., доп. и перераб. - М.: Express Publishing : Просвещение, 2009. - 244 с. : ил. - (Английский в фокусе).

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