Bob’s story

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Writing – Imagine what happened to the man and write his story :

Writing – Imagine what happened to the man and write his story Pair Work

Bob’s story:

Bob’s story

Exercises – Page 89:

Exercises – Page 89

Bob’s story:

Bob’s story “Let me tell you my story. I really need to talk about it. Five years ago I was a successful executive and I earned a lot of money. I had expensive tastes and hobbies. I also had a lot of friends… at least that’s what I thought. Suddenly my life was turned upside down: I became unemployed and I have been feeling miserable ever since. My first reaction was one of extreme anger. Next I felt guilty and asked myself: Where did I fail? I imagined it was all my own fault and just couldn’t get over it. I was so ashamed of my situation that I didn’t tell anyone about it. I stayed at homeand did nothing. Losing a job is like losing a part of yourself. Your lifestyle changes dramatically. You wake up and you don’t have anywhere to go, anything to do, anyone to meet. However after some time I decided I had to start job hunting. I phoned some friends to ask for help but they didn’t care about me anymore. Nobody I turned to did. I wasn’t a powerful important person anymore. I wrote countless letters of application, went to many interviews, phoned many companies, went to many job agencies but I didn’t manage to get any work. I felt so desperate that I got severe depression and gave up everything. As a result I lost everything I had: my flat, my car, my personal belongings,… Finally I became homeless and that’s what I was until last month. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was taking a nap on a bench in the railway station when I heard someone say:”Bob, is that you?” I looked at the person who had said this and saw my old friend Jim. I hadn’t seen him since college. He proved to be a good friend. He took me to his flat and convinced me that I was still a member of society with skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience. He made me feel self-confident again. I have been looking for a job for three weeks and I have a very positive attitude because with Jim’s help I know that I’ll overcome this problem sooner or later.”

Present Perfect Continuous:

Present Perfect Continuous Form: has/have + been + verb + ing Affirmative: He has been look ing for a job. Negative: He hasn’t been look ing for a job. Interrogative: Has he been look ing for a job? Use: We use the Present Perfect Continuous when we refer to an action which started in the past and is still going on. Note: We can also use the present perfect continuous when we talk about an activity that was in progress, but has just finished . Normally there is some evidence. Ex.: The ground is very wet. It has been raining.

Present Perfect Continuous and Present Perfect - Differences:

Present Perfect Continuous and Present Perfect - Differences Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Continuous Completion This country has welcomed several hundred refugees in the last few weeks. Repeated action She has played with the symphony orchestra three times this season. Permanent situation People have eaten a lot less meat over the last twenty years or so. Focus on present result I’ ve done the assignments – here they are. Continuation This country has been welcoming political refugees for many years. Duration of action She has been playing with the symphony orchestra all season. Temporary situation People have been eating less meat recently because of the crisis. Focus on the activity I’ ve been doing my assignments all afternoon.

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) …………………………………………………………………………….......................................? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning english? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) …………………………………………………………………………….......................................? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning english? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) …………………………………………………………………………….......................................? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) …………………………………………………………………………….......................................? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) …………………………………………………………………………….......................................? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) How long have you been teaching? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) How long have you been teaching? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) How many books have you written? (how long/ write/ books) ……………………………………………………………………..................................? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) How long have you been teaching? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) How many books have you written? (how long/ write/ books) How long have you been writing books? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) How long have you been teaching? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) How many books have you written? (how long/ write/ books) How long have you been writing books? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) How long have you been saving? (how much money/ save) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

Exercises:

Exercises - For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets. a) You have a friend who is learning English. You ask: (how long/ learn/ English) How long have you been learning English? b) You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you. You ask: (how long/ wait) How long have you been waiting? c) You see somebody fishing by the river. You ask: (how many fish/ catch) How many fish have you caught? d) Some friends of yours are having a party next week. You ask: (how many people/ invite) How many people have you invited? e) A friend of yours is a teacher. You ask: (how long/ teach) How long have you been teaching? f) You meet somebody who is a writer. You ask: (how many books/ write) How many books have you written? (how long/ write/ books) How long have you been writing books? g) A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday. You ask: (how long/ save) How long have you been saving? (how much money/ save) How much money have you saved?

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