This is the third part in the series with Laura. In this unit, you will practise using vocabulary for the home and cleaning. You will use your reading skills to read a note from Laura's employer.
If you want to find out a bit more about being self-employed in the UK, go to unit 1 ‘An introduction to self-employment.’ Please read ‘Before you read!’ first.
Complete the preparation activities and then continue with the different tasks.
You can download a printable version of the activities, a copy of the note for Laura and the answers.
Before you read!
What do you think is in the note from Laura's employers? Do you think Laura's employers are writing about the weather? Are they writing about a film they watched? No, of course not. The note gives instructions.
Write a list of all the words you know about cleaning. You can write these in your own language and then use your dictionary to find the English meanings. This will help you learn new words.
Notes sometimes have missing words. The missing words are not important words. You can understand the note without these words.
Look at the different choices in the activity below and decide which one (a, b or c) is the best one for a note.
When you have finished, check your answers by reading the handwritten note.
Click here to read the handwritten note.
Tips for reading handwriting:
What does the note tell Laura to do? Can you find the three instructions in the note?
Some groups of words can have a different meaning when they are said together and it is better to learn these groups of words.
The handwritten note to Laura says:
'Neil’s family round last night.’
What does ‘round’ mean? Does it mean a circle?
No, it is from a phrasal verb ‘come round’ or ‘come around’. It means 'to visit’.
Now complete the activity below. Fill in the gaps with the correct phrase or word
The note to Laura was written quickly. She sees some mistakes with apostrophes. Please add or correct the apostrophes in the activity below then check your answer. There may be more than one per question.
Have you tried the other activities in this series? You could try the next activity about Laura or you could find out about Habib who is a self-employed taxi driver.
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