Phrasal verbs
Informal email
Family
Future, past & present
100

While nosing around in the antiquarian bookshop, I unexpectedly encountered a rare manuscript that piqued my scholarly interests.

came across

100

How do you start the first paragraph of your email?

Hi there!

I'm over the moon/on cloud nine/happy as Larry receiving your email!

100

Tell us about your family (name at least three family members)

Use a discourse marker, complex grammar & vocabulary relative to the question (PEOPLE-COLLOCATIONS!!) and some connectors.

100

What is your daily routine?

Use mainly present simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

200

The research team collaborated seamlessly to generate innovative solutions to the complex problem at hand.

to come up with

200

How do you end the last paragraph of your email?

Well, I've to dash. Drop me a line!

Bye,

name

200

What are "immediate family" and "extended family"?

"Immediate family" typically refers to a person's closest relatives, including parents, siblings, spouse, and children.

"extended family" encompasses relatives beyond the immediate family and may include aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and other more distant family members.



200

What did you do last weekend?

Use mainly the past simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

300

In the quest for knowledge, she diligently researched to discover the elusive answer to the scientific inquiry.

find out

300

How do you answer a suggestion?

If I were you, I'd ...

or

If I had to choose, I'd ...

or 

How/what about ...?

300

1) Describe yourself.

2) What are siblings?

1) Use a discourse marker, complex grammar & vocabulary relative to the question (PEOPLE-COLLOCATIONS!!) and some connectors.

2) Your brothers and/or sisters

300

What are your plans for next weekend?

Use all future aspects (will, going to, present continiuous and might), time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

400

1) I need to search for my keys before leaving for the appointment.

2) Despite initial uncertainty, he eventually appeared at the event, much to everyone's surprise.


1) Look for

2) turned up

400

How many paragraphs does a Cambridge B1 email have?

How many tasks does a Cambridge B1 email have?

4 paragraphs

4 tasks

For each task you use a paragraph.


400

What is:

1) single

2) divorced

3) only child

1) single: In the context of relationships, "single" commonly refers to someone who is not currently married or in a romantic relationship. 

2) divorced: "Divorced" is a term used to describe the legal dissolution of a marriage. 

3) only child: "Only child" refers to an individual who does not have any siblings. It means that a person is born without any brothers or sisters. 

400

1) How do you usually spend your holiday?

2) What was your life like when you were a child?

1) Use mainly present simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

2) Use mainly the past simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

500

1) The investigator decided to examine the details of the case to unravel the complexities surrounding the incident.

2) To confirm the facts, please check the information in the reference document.

3) After thorough discussion, they managed to resolve the issue and reach a mutually beneficial agreement. 


1) look into

2) look up

3) work out

500

1) Name the four idioms you always can use in an informal Cambridge email.

2) Name 4 phrasal verbs that can be useful in your informal email.

1) I'm over the moon/on cloud nine/happy as Larry ...ing!

Have a whale of a time.

I've to dash.

Drop me a line!

2) nip into, catch up (with), hang out (with), chill out (with)

500

Make a sentence with:

1) extended

2) twins

3) one-parent family

4) partner

Free choice

500

1) How do you normally spend the evening?

2) How was your life when you were younger?

3) What are your holiday plans?

1) Use mainly present simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

2) Use mainly the past simple, time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

3) Use all future aspects (will, going to, present continiuous and might), time expressions (first, then, after that and finally), a discourse marker, some complex grammar and vocabulary.

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