Landmark Advanced Unit 10.2
The compound nouns and other collocations below are all from one text. Try to match them up, then compare answers with your partner and try to guess what the whole story is (the words on the left are in the same order as the text).
a complex of lit
a 1,560-foot kabins
well-wrapped traffic control
stacks of yard
a builder’s wood
a butcher’s communication
Ceremonial South circle
numb- the world
short of shorts
the bottom of faced
Read the text and check the collocations and your ideas about the story.
How are the things above connected to the story?
With your books closed but using this worksheet if you like, work together to retell the story in the first person.
Open your books again and compare the story with your own versions. Were there any differences? What about grammatical differences?
Why are present tenses used in the text? What affect do they have on the story?
Take turns continuing one of the anecdotes below in the first person, using present tenses
Being stopped by the police
Meeting someone famous
A strange experience
An extreme weather experience
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