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Speaking & Writing topics C & D Senior classes – Basic level—- Here we have written several speaking topics (passages) , which are also, composition and essay topics, in all classes. When you have finished all the main exercises in each class, you should read the passages very carefully, try to remember them as best as possible . This way,You will be able to write better essays and talk about this topics . So, when you later take exams in order to get a diploma, You will be ready to pass the exams successfully.
We recommend after reading a topic many times, write it on your own, in a notebook ( without looking at the text ) and then compare it, with our written topic . Also to improve your speech – speaking , after listening to it many times, try to say and speak about it by yourself . — If you don’t understand a word or phrase, first copy it with your mouse, then click here -> translation choose your language and then paste it, in order to see the text translated in your own language. To listen to the passages just click on the media icon. C senior class — Speaking 07 Ask a friend to do you a favour. I would like to ask you if you could possibly do me a favour. I know you often visit London so I was wondering if you could buy me a copy of that book you were telling me about when you were here last time. I don’t think that I will be able to buy it around here but I’m sure that you would be able to find it in one of the big London bookshops. I would be very grateful if you could do this for me. There is no hurry for the book; just whenever you next go to London. I like to thank you in advance. — Speaking 08 Get some information about language schools in England. Martina you have told me that you have some English friends who live in Brighton – I wonder if you could ask them on my behalf if they know of any good language schools in that area. I would like to go to England next summer for a few weeks and attend a school while I am there. I would be so grateful if you could do this for me. Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make plans for the rest of the summer. — Speaking 09 HOROSCOPE This is your horoscope for the next few weeks. I have to tell you that you are going to have some disappointments very soon. Your best friend will be very unfriendly and will not speak to you. This will make you very sad for a few days. However, I do not think you should worry too much. After a short time, your luck will change and you will meet a great new friend who will be friends with you for many years. Towards the end of the year you will be lucky and win a lot of money and will be able to enjoy yourself. Here is some advice. Remember not to worry too much about what other people think of you. The important thing Is to have confidence in yourself. If you are happy about yourself, other people’s opinions of you should not be so important. You should go ahead and do what YOU think is right. — Speaking 10 A Greek Island Spetsai is prettier than many of the other Greek islands. Much of it is covered with beautiful pine trees. It is also a rich island. Many people have fine holiday homes there. There is one town, called Spetsai, but there are two harbours. The one in the centre of town is called Dapia and it is the centre of life there. The Old Harbour, at the south end of town, is where boats are still built. There is also one taxi, a bus and a few cars. You can go about by horse-drawn carriage. The horses have shoes made from old car tyres to quieten the noise or you can go by boat. The beach at Dapia is very popular. Most people find a beach they like and return to it every day. You can also leave the island and visit the tombs at Mycenae and the ancient theatre at Epidauros. You can make an evening visit to see a play at Epidauros during the yearly festival. D.education Electronic English basic level Speaking & Writing topics D Senior class – D.Education English Speaking 07 You went to England to stay with a family. Talk about the journey and your arrival. I arrived safely yesterday and I am glad to say that I had no problems on the journey. The flight was quite enjoyable and not too long so I didn’t get bored. I had a little trouble finding the bus from the airport to the train station but I asked a porter and he showed me the way. When I arrived in Brighton, the lady who runs the school was there to meet me. She seemed very nice and friendly. Her husband is a taxi-driver and he was waiting outside to take me to the family. We drove along roads lined with trees and past parks where people were walking and children were playing. It seemed a nice place. After about ten minutes we arrived at the family’s house where I was to stay. Speaking 08 A film I enjoyed A film I enjoyed very much was one I saw a couple of years ago. The title was “Local Hero» and it has remained very clear, in my memory. The owner of a large oil company in America wanted to buy a seaside village and its urrounding land in order to build factories there. So he sent his manager to the village to talk to the people. The manager had to persuade the villagers to sell their houses and land to his company. By offering them large amounts of money, he managed to buy all the houses except one. This was a wooden hut on the beach which belonged to an old man. He didn’t want to sell his home by the sea. Nothing would persuade him. In the meantime, the manager from America began to like the village and the countryside. He also fell in love with a girl in the village and he thought of staying there. However, the owner of the oil company came over from America to try to persuade the old man. The villagers all gathered on the beach as the American manager went into the hut to talk to the old man. They were sure he would convince him to sell it. However, after some time, the owner came out again and told the villagers that he had decided not to build the factories. He said that it was such a beautiful place he would not buy the houses and land after all. The old man had won! Would the manager stay there? No! He, too, returned to America and to the way of life he knew. The film ended with a picture of him looking out of his office window in New York. From the skyscraper window he could see the lights of the city, but in his mind he saw only the beautiful village he had left behind him. Speaking 09 CRUISING IN THE GREEK ISLANDS Greek Islands vary from the large, with plenty of holiday facilities such as bars, restaurants, discos and night-clubs, to the small, simple and unsophisticated, where life has a slower pace and the taverna is the centre of social life. Our selection ranges from Crete – almost a country in itself – through Corfu and Rhodes, both with plenty of amenities for a lively holiday, to tiny islands like Symi, Leros and Chios, where visitors get closer to the life and pleasures of the local people, or Kos in the Dodecanese, where the nightlife is non-stop! Among them you will be able to find the one that comes nearest to your idea of the perfect Greek Island. Speaking 10 LONDON UNDERGROUND London has a large underground railway system. It’s quicker to go by underground than by bus, and it’s not too difficult to find your way around if you follow the map; you can get one free from any Underground station. At the bigger stations you can get your ticket from a machine and go through an automatic gate. Always keep your ticket to give to the ticket-collector at the end of your journey. You should try not to travel in the morning between 8.30 to 10.00, or between 4.30 and 6.00 in the evening. These are the ‘rush-hours’, when the trains are so crowded you feel like a sardine in a tin! Another good reason for not travelling in the morning rush-hour is that a return ticket on the Underground is much cheaper after 9.30 a.m. The end