Kate Whitehead

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news

What?

Anne Darwin, 55, to appear in court charged with two counts of deception.

Why?

Wednesday, 12 December, 2007, 12:00am

listening

Question 1 Girls and their favourite shoes

Leo is telling Lily about an article he has read in a magazine. According to Leo, which girl wears which type of shoes? Write her name (Mandy / Peggy / Maggie / Sandra / Lily / Wendy) under the correct shoe-box.

Question 2 Shoe personalities

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1 Mr Jackson gives his notice

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

A fantastic holiday

A young woman phones her parents to tell them about the wonderful holiday she and her boyfriend are having in Thailand.

Or are they? Listen to what she has to say and then identify the positive and the negative points in what she tells her parents.

A

B

C

D

E

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

How are you feeling?

Here are eight people telling you about something that has happened or something that they have done. What do they feel about the situation? Put each person's number (1-8) in the right place.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Question 2

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

Harry's new girlfriend

Last week at the badminton club, Harry met the girl of his dreams. He has fallen totally in love. Listen to Harry talking to his best friend and then say if the following statements about his new girlfriend are true or false. Write TRUE, FALSE or DON'T KNOW (if Harry doesn't say) after each sentence.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

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You are browsing through some online radio stations when you come across a phone-in advice programme. You listen to four callers and the problems they are phoning in about. Listen to what they say and then answers the questions. For each question circle the correct answer.

Caller 1

Question 1

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

What time was it in London when Leo called his cousin on Saturday night?

A

B

C

D

Question 2

Which is the list that the two friends make of possible wedding presents?

A

B

C

D

Question 3

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

A career interview

Joe and Jenny are discussing the Year 11 careers interview they both have scheduled for next week. Listen to their conversation and then look at the eight statements below. Put T in the box if the statement is true or F in the box if the statement is false.

A. Joe knows what he is going to discuss with the careers officer.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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MARTIN

1. How did Martin travel to the Blue Mountains?

A.

B.

C.

D.

2. Why was the journey interrupted twice?

A. The train broke down

B. Martin was ill

C. The car had a puncture

D. The coach ran out of fuel

3. How many times had this happened before?

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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Question 1

Where are they?

Listen to what these couples are saying to each other and then decide where each conversation takes place. Choose from the suggested answers. Be careful. There are more suggestions than you need. Write the number of the conversation (1-6) in the correct box.

A

B

C

D

E

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The secrets of the stars

Stars are very far away from us, so they appear as tiny dots of light in the night sky. They seem to twinkle because we are viewing them through thick layers of turbulent air in the Earth's atmosphere.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Travelling into the future

Last week we looked at black holes, and this week we look at an equally fascinating cosmic possibility - wormholes.

Let's get one thing straight - scientists aren't even sure that wormholes exist. At present, wormholes are merely a theory. No one has actually found conclusive proof of one.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Birth and death of a star

Last week we looked at the Big Bang, this week we look at what followed - the beginning of our universe and the birth of stars.

After the Big Bang, the universe took hundreds of thousands of years to cool, and even then it was still as hot as our sun. And all the time it was expanding.

11 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Kiki realises her bond with Rico was special

When we left off last week, Kiki and Dennis had just been on a date to Ocean Park. They both had a great time and Dennis asked Kiki if she would be his girlfriend. Read on.

8 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

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