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# Talk about looking for oil

## Use numbers (1 to 100)

Say where things are
Understand and give simple instructions
Give personal information

Looking
for oil

On land

Read t h e t e x t a n d u n d e r l i n e w o r d s f r o m t h e d i a g r a m .

## Seismic o p e r a t o r s search for o i l . On l a n d

we use a t h u m p e r t r u c k . T h e t h u m p e r t r u c k
carries heavy plates. Heavy plates are t h e
energy source. T h e heavy plates h i t t h e g r o u n d
and make s h o c k waves. Sometimes we use
explosives. T h e e x p l o s i o n is t h e
energy source. T h e e x p l o s i o n
sends s h o c k waves t h r o u g h t h e
rock. The layers of r o c k reflect
the waves t o t h e receiver. We
call these reflected waves. We
use c o m p u t e r s i n t h e r e c o r d i n g
t r u c k t o r e c o r d t h e data a n d t o
analyse t h e d a t a .

Vocabulary

Listening
Speaking

3
4

recording truck

Listening

## M a t c h t h e w o r d s 1-6 w i t h t h e w o r d s a-f t o make p a r t n e r s h i p s .

a) o p e r a t o r
1 thumper
2

energy

shock

recording

seismic

heavy

KUI

Writing

b) source
\

c ) plate
\

d) truck
e) w a v e

\ :
^

0 truck

## Practise i n p a i r s . Use t h e d i a g r a m . Ask and answer q u e s t i o n s .

A What's this?
B: It's a heavy plate.
A: What does it do?
B: It hits the ground and makes
B:
A:
B:
A:

thumper truck

## What are these?

They're shock
waves.
What do they do?
They go through the rock.

Speaking
shock

waves.

At sea

## A t sea w e use a seismic s h i p .

T h e energy s o u r c e is a ( 1 ) compressed
The (2)

u n

explosives.

## waves are reflected t o receivers.

T h e receivers are ( 3 )
T h e layers of ( 4 )

Listening

Writing

hydrophones
reflected

## A t sea seismic w e a use s h i p .

T h e energy s o u r c e is explosives c o m p r e s s e d gun air a o r
T h e waves are t o r e f l e c t e d receivers .
T h e receivers h y d r o p h o n e s are .
T h e layers of d i f f e r e n t r o c k give d a t a .

## Complete the text.

s o u r c e is a .
s o u r c e is a .
hit the

Speaking

energy
explosives
different

W r i t e t h e w o r d s i n t h e c o r r e c t order.
1
2
3
4
5

give d i f f e r e n t d a t a .

o p e r a t o r s w o r k o n l a n d a n d at sea. O n l a n d t h e energy
p l a t e o r an e x p l o s i o n . A t sea t h e energy
air g u n . T h e waves f r o m t h e energy source
of r o c k a n d are reflected t o r e c e i v e r s . C o m p u t e r s
a n d analyse t h e data.

## Practise i n p a i r s . E x p l a i n h o w seismic o p e r a t o r s search for o i l o n l a n d a n d at

sea. D r a w d i a g r a m s t o h e l p .
On land seismic

operators

use thumper

ships.

## Looking for oil

...

Seismic operators
Listening

E tLM
X

Listen t o a n d read t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n .
Hi, Matthew.
Hi.
W h a t d o y o u do?
I'm a seismic o p e r a t o r .
W h a t d o seismic o p e r a t o r s do?
Well, w e s e a r c h f o r o i l .
OK.
A n d w e w o r k i n c r e w s , o r t e a m s . In m y c r e w w e
have t h r e e s u r v e y o r s a n d five seismic o p e r a t o r s .
Right.
And t w o shooters.
Shooters?
That's r i g h t . S h o o t e r s .
W h a t d o t h e y do?
T h e y h a n d l e t h e explosives.
O h , OK. I u n d e r s t a n d .
First, w e s u r v e y t h e l a n d . We l o o k for t h e best places t o go.
I see.

A:
B:

A:
B:

Listening

## T h e n w e clear t h e l a n d . We r e m o v e trees a n d bushes, for e x a m p l e .

OK.
T h e n w e d o o u r tests. We o p e r a t e t h u m p e r t r u c k s . T h e h e a v y plates send
s h o c k w a v e s i n t o t h e r o c k . We use receivers t o r e c o r d t h e data a n d w e use
c o m p u t e r s t o analyse t h e d a t a .
T h e shooters? W e l l , s o m e t i m e s w e d o n ' t use t h u m p e r t r u c k s . Sometimes
w e use explosives. T h e s h o o t e r s d r i l l holes i n t o t h e g r o u n d a n d prepare
t h e site. T h e n t h e y d e t o n a t e t h e explosives. T h e explosives send s h o c k
waves t h r o u g h t h e r o c k . We use receivers t o r e c o r d t h e data f r o m t h e s h o c k
waves. T h e n w e use c o m p u t e r s t o analyse t h e d a t a .
Do y o u like y o u r job?
Yeah, I d o .

Writing

Find v e r b s t h a t go w i t h these n o u n s .
handle

. explosives
. land

. s h o c k waves
. data
. holes

.tests
. thumper trucks

Language
Plurals

Pronunciation

## There are three different ways to

-es or remove the y and add -ies.
Some plurals are irregular.

truck -* trucks

/s/ III or / i z /

bush

/s/
/z/
/iz/

-bushes

country -* countries
foot

-* feef

plates, shooters
waves, eyes
bushes

Read t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n again. U n d e r l i n e t h e q u e s t i o n s T h e n p r a c t i s e i n p a i r s .
Ask a n d answer t h e s e q u e s t i o n s .
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## Looking for oil

W h a t d o seismic o p e r a t o r s do?
W h a t d o s u r v e y o r s do?
W h a t d o s h o o t e r s do?

Speaking

Numbers
Language

N u m b e r s 1 to 100
1 one
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine
10 ten

Pronunciation

## Note the difference between:

thirteen (13) and thirty (30)
fourteen (14) and forty (40)
sixteen (16) and sixty (60)

Listening 1

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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
twenty

21
22
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100

twenty-one
twenty-two
thirty
forty
fifty
sixty
seventy
eighty
ninety
one hundred

L i s t e n a n d c i r c l e t h e n u m b e r s y o u hear.
a) 4
b) 3
c ) 12

U
13
14

%
30
16

d) 2
e) 9

12
19

22
49

32
99

60

L i s t e n a n d w r i t e t h e n u m b e r s y o u hear.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

five

g)
h)

Writing

## What's next? W r i t e t h e answer a n d c o m p a r e i n p a i r s .

c) 2, 4, 6 , _
d ) 9, 10, 1 1 , .

a) 1 , 2 , 3 ,
b ) 3, 5, 7,

e) 2 0 , 3 0 , 4 0 , .
0
19,18,17,

## Write the numbers.

a) f o r t y - o n e
b) twenty-three
c) thirty-nine

Speaking

47

d) thirteen
e) t w e l v e
f) seventy-four

## Say t h e f o l l o w i n g t h r e e t i m e s , as fast as p o s s i b l e . T h e n make u p s i m i l a r 'tongue

twisters'.
a) T h r e e t h u m p e r t r u c k s
b ) Sixty-six seismic o p e r a t o r s
c) Forty-four hydrophones

A:

## Count from one to ten.

B:

OK. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Now your
Count backwards from eighty-seven
to
seventy-eight.
OK. Eighty-seven,
eighty-six, eighty-five,
...

A:

turn.

## Looking for oil

Where is it?
Vocabulary

L o o k at t h e p i c t u r e . Read t h e sentences a b o u t t h e p i c t u r e .
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4

M y jacket is b e h i n d t h e d o o r , o n
the hook.

T h e t a b l e is i n f r o n t of t h e
window.
T h e coffee is i n t h e c u p .

Complete t h e sentences.
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2
3
4
5
6

Speaking

Where's t h e helmet?
It's on
the
Where's t h e jacket?
It's
the
Where's t h e coffee?
It's
the
W h e r e are t h e glasses?
They're
W h e r e are t h e boots?
They're
Where's t h e manual?
It's
the

They're on the

## . the table and the door.

door,.

. the hook.

cup.
the manual.
. the table.
table.

keys?
table.

y
Bottle of water

floor,.

Practise i n p a i r s . Use t h i n g s i n t h e r o o m .
A:
B:

Mobile phone

## T h e safety glasses are n e x t t o t h e

manual.
T h e h e l m e t is o n t h e floor,
between the table and the door.

Writing

T h e safety m a n u a l is o n t h e
table.
T h e b o o t s are u n d e r t h e t a b l e .

Cupboard

Vocabulary

1
2
3
4
5
6

## Stand u p . D o n ' t s t a n d u p . Sit d o w n .

P o i n t t o t h e d o o r . D o n ' t p o i n t t o t h e d o o r . Point t o t h e w i n d o w .
Wave. Don't w a v e . T o u c h y o u r h e a d .
Stand near t h e door. D o n ' t s t a n d near t h e d o o r . Stand near t h e w i n d o w .
T u r n o n t h e l i g h t s . T u r n off t h e l i g h t s .
Don't p u t y o u r b o o k u n d e r t h e t a b l e . Put y o u r b o o k o n t h e t a b l e .

## Don't touch. -* Do not touch.

Don't do that. -* Do not do that.
Listening

'KM

Shooter:
Assistant:
Shooter:
Assistant:
Shooter:
Assistant:
Shooter:

## OK, y o u r first j o b . Explosives are dangerous, so be careful.

OK.
First of a l l , t u r n off t h a t p h o n e . No p h o n e s w i t h explosives.
Sorry.
No p r o b l e m . Now. B r i n g t h e b o x o v e r here.
OK.
A n d p u t t h e spare cables o n t h e t r u c k . Yellow o n t h e r i g h t , red o n
t h e left.
OK.
A n d keep an eye o n t h e r o a d . A n y cars, call m e . OK?
OK.
A n d d o n ' t t o u c h t h a t flask. It's m y coffee. N o t y o u r s !
OK!

Assistant:
Shooter:
Assistant:
Shooter:
Assistant:
3

## Complete the instructions w i t h the words in the box.

bring
1

turn

2
3
4
5
6

Don't.

be

tarn

keep

put

touch

. off t h e p h o n e ,
the box here.
. careful.
. t h e cables o n t h e t r u c k .
. an eye o n t h e r o a d .

Language
Instructions

## Turn on the lights.

Turn off that phone.
Stand up.
Sit down.

## Giving personal information

Listening

mtHHM

L i s t e n a n d repeat t h e t e l e p h o n e n u m b e r s .

LiZm

b)

## 675 489 955

Conversation 2

What's y o u r
(1) name
Jason Henley.
Is Jason y o u r given name?
Yes, Henley is m y f a m i l y name.
OK. W h e r e d o y o u
(2)

M y address is 27 P o r t D r i v e ,
Aberdeen.

A:

## d ) 030 456 347 328

e) 0786 747 636 468

## W L E f l Listen and c o m p l e t e the c o n v e r s a t i o n s .

Conversation 1
A:

D i d y o u say 27?
Yes, that's r i g h t .
A n d h o w o l d are y o u ,
(3)
?
I'm 28.
28? OK. G o o d . What's y o u r job?
I'm a (4)
o n an
oil r i g .
Thank you.

A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:

What's y o u r n a m e , please?
John Karuett.
Can y o u ((5)
t h a t , please?
5).
Yes, sure. It's J o h n , J-O-H-N, K a r u e t t , K-A-R-U-E-double T.
T h a n k y o u . A n d y o u r (6)
?
45 Julienne Street.
OK. Postcode?
24351.
Age?

B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:

(7)
Height?
Six foot one.
Weight?
93 k i l o s .
OK. A n d w h a t d o y o u do?
I'm a shooter?
Pardon?
A shooter. I w o r k w i t h (8)
OK. T h a n k y o u .

C o m p l e t e t h e t a b l e . T h e t h i r d c o l u m n is for y o u .

Given name
Jason
Family name
Telephone number
Age
Job
Height
Weight
Speaking

John

You

A:

A:
A:

## It's 34556786. How old are you?

I'm 31. How tall are you?

number?

## B: It's 2345 67876. And

B: I'm 23. And you?
B: I'm five foot eleven
What's your

A:

inches.

A:
2

## a) 030 3562 8888 7

b ) 0071 253 628 998
c ) 0049 756 463 839
3

c)

I'm 99

kilos.

yours?
inches.

weight?

And

you?

height?
What's

your

Review
Writing 1

1
2
3
4

inch
shooter
country

bush
explosive
operator

## Write these numbers in w o r d s .

2
3

4
5
6

15
16
34

56
73
98

Label t h e s e d i a g r a m s .
A

~=m

/ / /
vSf / / /

W h a t d o s h o o t e r s do? W r i t e t h r e e sentences.

W r i t e six sentences a b o u t t h e r o o m .
The cell phone

open

## Write the opposite.

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2
3
4
5
6

Stand u p .
Turn on the phone.
Touch the table.
Point t o the door.
Wave.
Put t h e b o o k o n t h e t a b l e .