FCE Result Unit 7 Lesson 1 – Needs Analysis and communications vocabulary

Interview each other in pairs, making notes about your partner in this table. Take turns being the first to ask each question.  

Name:
Language exams (and studying for them)
Present

 

 

 

 

 

Past Future
Other English classes
Present

 

 

 

 

 

Past Future
Studying English outside class
Present

 

 

 

 

 

Past Future
Communicating in English/ Using English outside class
Present

 

 

 

 

 

Past Future

 

 

 

 

Problems communicating in English (or other foreign languages)
Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Future
Views on improving your English

 

 

 

 

 


Brainstorm vocabulary that you could have used in the previous task:

Kinds of electronic communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other kinds of writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication problems/ Language problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinds of language study

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actions related to communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication +…/ …+ communication

 

 

 

 


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Suggested answers

Kinds of electronic communication

Discussion forum

Email

Fax

Instant messaging

Junk mail (= Spam)

Landline

Mobile phone (= Cellphone)

Online chat/ Chat room

Phone message/ Voice mail

Social media

Teleconference

Telephone call

Text (= SMS)

Video conference

VoIP/ Skype

 

Other kinds of writing

Article

Correspondence (Letter or postcard)

Diary

Essay

Leaflet/ Pamphlet

Memo

Note (e.g. a Post It note)

Poster

Report

Review

Story

 

Communication problems/ Language problems

Flat intonation

Hard of hearing

Lack of accuracy

Lack of comprehension

Lack of fluency

Lack of vocabulary

Minimal pairs

Mishearing

Misinterpreting

Mispronunciation

Misunderstanding

Monosyllabic

Silence/ Pausing

 


Kinds of language study

(Timed) practice exams

Conversation exchange/ Language exchange

Correction

Drilling

Free conversation

Gapfills (= Cloze exercises)

Language lab

Living abroad

Memorisation

Pairwork

Recording your own voice

Shadow reading

Studying something through English

 

Actions connected to communication

Attach/ Enclose

BCC Forward

CC

Call/ Ring/ Telephone/ Phone

Catch up

Chat

Comment

Exchange information

Get in touch/ Get back in touch

Get through to someone

Give someone a ring

Gossip

Ignore

Keep in touch

Lose attention

Lose touch

Mishear

Misunderstand

Pause

Pay attention

Repeat

Reply

Write to

 

Communication +…/…+ communication

Different forms of communication

Means of communication

Miscommunication

Electronic communication
Try to answer the questions below.

 

What does “catch up” mean?

What does the “mono” in “monosyllabic” mean?

Does “a ring” mean “a telephone call”?

Does “chat” mean the same thing in Japanese and English?

Is “a memo” the same as “a note”?

What’s the difference between “an email” and “an SMS”?

Can you give me an example of “VoIP”?

What’s the opposite of “pay attention”?

What preposition goes with “get through”?

How do you pronounce this word? – “ignore”

 

Ask each other similar questions about the vocabulary.

 

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Without looking above, try to remember the questions you were just using (or think of similar ones).

mean x 3

same x 2

difference

example

opposite

with

pronounce

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