Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes

Intentions and wishes

Discuss the following questions with other students.

• Are you usually free at the weekend or do you have a

lot of work/study?

• How many weeks' holiday from work or school do

you have every year? Is it enough?

• Do you think people in your country have enough

free time, generally? (Think about people in different

types of job.)

Are you a live wireor a couch potato?

1 I’m going to walk for more than half an hour today.

2 I’d like to spend my next holiday lying on a beach doing nothing.

3 I’d rather play sport than watch TV

4 I’m not planning Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes to get up before ten tomorrow

5 I’m going to play an outdoor sport (e.g. tennis, soccer) this weekend.

6. I’d like to spend more time in bed than I usually do.

7. In a strange city I’d rather go sightseeing than stay in my hotel room.

8. I’d rather take the lift than walk up a flight of stairs.

9. I’m planning to go skiing and/or surfing sometime this year.

10. I’m going to spend most of this evening in front of a TV/computer screen.

11. I’d like to go on a cycling holiday Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes or climb a mountain one day,

12. I’m planning to buy a more comfortable sofa when I have enough money.

Work with a partner and tick the sentences that are true for you.

A Count how many blue sentences you ticked, and how many red ones.

Blue = couch potato. Red = live wire.

B Compare your answers with the rest of the class.

Grammar 1 Choose the alternative which has the closest meaning to the sentence, a I'm going tobuy a new computer. • I hope I can buy a new computer. • I intend to buy a new computer. • I want Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes to buy a new computer. b I'm planning tobuy a new computer. • I have thought carefully about buying a new computer. • I'd like to buy a new computer. с I'd like tobuy a new computer. • I enjoy buying computers. • I want to buy a new computer. d I'd ratherbuy a new computer than a second-hand one. • I like new computers more than second-hand ones. • I want to buy a second-hand computer. • I intend to buy a new computer. 2 What form of the verb do we use after I'm going, I Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes'm planning and I'd like? What form do we use after I'd rather? 3 What does I'd mean in I'd like and I'd rather: I had or I would? 4 Make these sentences into questions, a You're going to see it. b You're planning to do it. с You'd like to see it. d You'd rather go home.

Practice

Use the phrases below to make six good resolutions for the future with going to.

Examples:

I'm not going to argue with my sister any more.

I'm going to spend less money on clothes Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes.

spend (more/less) time ....-ing

save up money to buy ...

spend more/less money on ...

eat more/less ...

study ... at the weekend

keep in touch with my ...

learn to...

stop ...

join ...

do more ...

buy a new ...

2 When you have some free time, do you go away for the day/weekend? Use the prompts below to make questions with planning to, would like or would rather, then ask two other people.

Free time

a (plan/have) any days or weekends away in the near future. Who (plan/go) with?

b Which places near your home (like/visit) for the day?

c Which other parts Language focus 1. Intentions and wishes of your country (like/visit) for a few days?

d For a weekend away, (rather/visit) the mountains, the seaside or a city?

e Which of these cities (rather/visit) for a long weekend: New York, Paris or London?

f Which other cities (would/like) visit one day?

Vocabulary and speaking

Holidays

1 a Which of these are most important to you on holiday? Discuss these things in groups.

• the weather • the nightlife

• sightseeing/culture • shops

• the food • who you go with

• the accommodation • other

• the scenery


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