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The way we live
Present tenses

STARTER

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have/have got

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Collocation – daily life

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Making conversation

These flags all belong to English-speaking countries. Write the name of the country.

1 ______________

2 ______________

3 ______________

4 ______________

5 ______________

6 ______________

P EOPLE AND PLACES
Present tenses and have/have got
1 Readthe texts. Match a country from the
Starter with a text and a photograph.
Complete the texts with the words from
the boxes.
exports enjoy immigrants huge

a

This country has quite a small
population, just 16 million, but the
country is ____ . The people are
mainly of European descent, but
there are also aborigines and a lot of
south-east Asian ____ . People live
in towns on thecoast, not so much
inland, because it is so hot. They
live a lot of their lives outdoors,
and ____ sports, swimming, and
having barbecues. This country
____ wine and wool – it has more
than 60 million sheep!

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Unit 2

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The way we live

b

favourite variety has only

This is the second biggest country in
the world, but it has a population of
____ 30 million. It is so big thatthere is
a ____ of climates. Most people live in
the south because the north is too
cold. It is famous for its beautiful
mountains and lakes – it ____ more
lakes than any other country. Their
____ sports are baseball and ice hockey.

c

elephants grows black climate

This country has a population of about
45 million. Of these, 76 per cent are
____ and 12 per cent white. It has awarm ____ . Either it never rains, or it
rains a lot! It is the world’s biggest
producer of gold, and it exports
diamonds, too. It ____ a lot of fruit,
including oranges, pears, and grapes,
and it makes wine. In the game
reserves you can see a lot of wildlife,
including lions, ____ , zebras, and
giraffes.

NEW HEADWAY ENGLISH COURSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE STUDENT’S BOOK
© Oxford University Presswww.oup.com/elt

The United States
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
Scotland

2 A T 2.1 Listen to three people describing the other
countries. Match a country from the Starter with a
description and a photograph.
d
e
f

3 Close your books. Remember three facts about each
country.

GRAMMAR SPOT
1 What tense are all the verb forms in texts a–c? Why?
2 Look at thesentences. Which refers to all time? Which
refers to now?
She has three children.
She’s having a shower.
3 Is have or have got used in texts a–c? And in d and e?
Is have got more formal or informal?
Grammar Reference 2.1–2.4 p130

4 Give some similar facts about your country.
NEW HEADWAY ENGLISH COURSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE STUDENT’S BOOK
© Oxford University Press www.oup.com/elt

Unit 2

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PRACTICE
Talking about you
1 Practise the forms of have and have got in the question, negative, and short answer.
Do you have a car?

Yes, I do.

No, I don’t.

Have you got a car?

Yes, I have.

No, I haven’t.

I don’t have a computer.
A T 2.2

I haven’t got a computer.

Listen and repeat.

2 Ask and answer about these things with a partner, usinghave or have got :





a computer
a stereo
a camera
a bicycle






a credit card
a Walkman
a mobile phone
a pet






brothers and sisters
your parents/a holiday home
your sister/a car
your brother/a motorbike

Getting information
3 Work with a partner.
Student A Look at this chart.
Student B Look at the chart from your teacher.
Name and age

Townand
country

Family

Occupation

Free time/
holiday

Present activity

Nicole, 15

Texas, the
United States

two brothers
and a dog!

student at
high school

• listens to
music
• Florida or
Mexico

getting ready
to go out

Jeff, 54, and
Wendy, 53

Melbourne,
Australia

one daughter
and three
grandchildren

He . . . office.
She . . .
hairdresser.

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