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Unit 1: Nice to meet you!
Asking questions

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    Session 1

    3 Activities


    25 Sep 2014

    This is the first unit of our lower-intermediate course - so we'll go easy on you. Over the next few sessions, you'll meet some of our presenters, learn some informal ways of saying 'hello' and practise question forms. In session 5, you can join our new 10-part drama, 'The Race'. Afterwards, you can see how much you remember from the unit with our Weekly Quiz.

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    Session 2

    4 Activities

    Question forms

    29 Sep 2014

    You can't speak English without asking questions! There are a few different question types in English. In this session you'll see our presenters asking each other questions. We'll show you the grammar rules of question forms - and then you'll have a chance to practise.

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    Session 3

    2 Activities

    Be a journalist

    01 Oct 2014

    Language in Action: Practise question forms by preparing to interview Keith Wallace, a BBC travel journalist. You'll write some questions for an interview with him and then you'll hear his answers.

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    Session 4

    4 Activities

    'Dear Sir' or 'Hey, folks'?

    02 Oct 2014

    Is language becoming more informal because of email and the internet? Read our article to find out if 'Dear…' is dying.

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    Session 5

    5 Activities

    'The Race' and a quiz

    03 Oct 2014

    In episode 1 of our new drama you can meet the main character Phil. His life is about to get a lot more exciting! After that, test your skills in our weekly quiz.