"1000 Real Answers" is a learning tool and reference guide for INTERMEDIATE and UPPER INTERMEDIATE students of English who are interested in building up a "database" of real native-speaker responses to the kinds of questions they will encounter not only in the classroom and in examinations but also on their travels, in the world of work and in a wide range of other situations. Teachers will find that the materials and activities provided can also be easily integrated into both grammar-focused and communicative classroom teaching modules.
The first part of the book consists of:
- 115 of the commonest everyday English questions;
- over 1000 possible answers to these questions;
- tips on how to learn;
- a range of language items from simple one-word responses to longer, more complex or humorous answers;
- sections (ABOUT YOU, HABITS, PAST ACTIVITIES, FUTURE ACTIVITIES, HYPOTHETICALS, OPINIONS, DESCRIBING) specifically designed for students preparing for English oral exams, including PET and FCE;
- sections (HERE & NOW, OUT & ABOUT, EATING OUT) specifically designed for travellers;
- section specifically designed for those preparing for a job interview in English.
Part Two is designed to help students practise and consolidate their ability to use the language items presented in Part 1. It includes:
- self-study exercises to practise formation of questions;
- self-study vocabulary exercises;
- self-study exercises for remembering idiomatic expressions;
- self-study exercises for verb forms and prepositions;
- situational language exercises;
- speaking activities for the classroom or for students working with a study-partner.
In the third part of the book, answers are provided to the self-study exercises in Part Two.
Paul Andrew Jarvis was born and educated in Birkenhead, England. His first English teaching experience was in Pau, France, where from 1984-1985 he worked as a language assistant at the Lycée Louis Barthou and the Collège du Bois d’Amour. After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1986 with a degree in French Language and Literature, he spent two years teaching English to students in the Arts, Law and Science faculties of the University of Le Mans, in France. In 1989 he obtained a Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate in Modern Languages from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, before moving to Italy, where he taught EFL at Lord Byron College and the British School of Bari. For the past 22 years he has taught English at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Bari, and since the year 2000 he has also been lecturing at the Polytechnic of Bari. In addition, he works as a freelance translator and is the author of a novel, "The Wooden-Legged Elephant", which was first published in Italian as "Dio Non Sta Bene" by Le Bolle Blu (Bari 2010). His bilingual story for children "Misery Puss – Micio Musone" was published by Extremathule Edizioni in Bari in 2009.