In this lesson Sts are introduced to the future forms will
and won’t for the first time. They learn a specific use of
these forms, which is to make predictions about the future,
here particularly in response to what somebody says to you.
The context of the lesson is pessimists and optimists.
The lesson begins with a vocabulary focus on common
opposite verbs, e.g. pass- fail buy-sell. The grammar is
then presented through a light-hearted pessimist’s phrase
book, i.e. the typical predictions a pessimist might make,
e.g. You won’t like it, They’ll be late, etc. It is practised orally
by making optimistic predictions. In Pronunciation Sts
practise the contracted forms of will j won’t. They then
read an article about Hugh Laurie, a British actor who
both plays the role of a very pessimistic person in the series
HouseM.D. and is a pessimist himself. Finally, Sts listen to
a radio programme about positive thinking and answer a
questionnaire to find out how positive they are.









6A_Reading – pg 45

Sts continue their work on the uses of future will. In this
lesson they learn that as well as for making predictions will
can be used for making promises, offers, and decisions. The
presentation context is three humorous cartoons. This is
followed by a pronunciation focus on stress in two-syllable
verbs, e.g. promise, decide. Sts then discuss a list of promises
which are often not kept, e.g. This won’t hurt and then read
and listen to the true story of a couple whose promise
to love each other was only kept after a chain of strange
circumstances. The lesson ends with a vocabulary focus on
using certain verbs with back {come back, take back, etc.),
which Sts then put into practice with a final speaking






6B_Reading – pg 47

The final lesson in File 6 provides a consolidation of
the verb forms studied in this first half of the book.
Present, past, and future are revised through the context
of interpreting dreams. Although the lesson provides
a light-hearted look at dreams, the symbols and their
interpretations have been taken from serious sources.
Sts begin by listening to a psychoanalyst interpreting a
patient’s dream. After focussing on and revising different
forms which are used in the dialogue, they get the chance
to interpret each other’s dreams in a roleplay activity. In
Pronunciation Sts look at the two possible pronunciations
of the letters ow, and the lesson ends with a vocabulary
focus on common verb + preposition combinations, e.g.
dream about, speak to, etc.






6R+C_Reading – Can music really make you run fast?