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Headway
American
TEACHER’S NOTES
Unit 2 A day in the life
45 MINS

THIRD EDITION

Before watching  10 MINS answer key 


Warm-up Write outdoor jobs on the board and ask students to brainstorm KEY 1
as many as they can. 1 A bike messenger delivers packages and
1 Ask students to work in pairs and discuss the questions. Elicit answers messages.
from the whole class.  KEY 1 2 Answers will vary.
2 This activity allows you to check that students understand the meaning KEY 2
of some key words in the video. Ask the students to complete the
sentences. They can then check their answers in pairs before reviewing 1 tired (adj)
with the rest of the class. Make sure that students know how to 2 elevator (noun)
pronounce these words and check that they can identify the part of 3 uniform (noun)
speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.).  KEY 2
4 check (verb)
5 traffic (noun)
While watching  25 MINS 6 collects (verb)
3   Play the full video clip and ask students to complete the 7 delivers, packages (verb, noun pl)
information. Elicit answers from the whole class.  KEY 3 8 busy (adj)
4  Play It’s morning! and ask students to order the activities. They can
KEY 3
then check their answers in pairs before reviewing with the rest of
the class.  KEY 4 Name: Alex Married?: no
5   Ask students to read the sentences about Alex’s routine. Then
play Work, work, work. Ask students to decide if the sentences are true Age: 35 Free-time activities:
or false and remind them to correct any false sentences. They can then plays guitar/ writes songs
check their answers in pairs before reviewing with the rest of the class. 
KEY 5 KEY 4

6  Play Lunchtime and ask students to answer the questions. Elicit 1 He makes his breakfast.
answers from the whole class.  KEY 6 2 He eats his toast and checks his email.
7 This activity allows students to review the he/she/it form of the Simple 3 He fills his water bottle.
Present. Ask students to complete the text with the correct form of the 4 He takes the elevator.
verbs first. Don’t elicit the answers yet.
5 He gets his bike.
8  Play The end of the day and ask them to check their answers. Elicit
answers from the whole class.   KEY 7 and 8 KEY 5
1 ✓
After watching  10 MINS 2 ✗ He reads a newspaper when he drinks
his coffee.
Students discuss the questions in pairs. Monitor and make a note of any
errors as well as any good examples of language. Have a class discussion and 3 ✗ He collects and delivers small packages
elicit answers from various pairs. Then focus on any language issues. all over the city.
4 ✓
5 ✗ He knows all the streets of the city.
research
Students can find information about a famous person on the Internet or KEY 6
from other resources. If they don’t want to find information about a famous 1 pizza
person, they can write about the daily routine of a friend or relative. Ask 2 in the park
them to bring their texts to the next class session to exchange with other
students. You can also collect the texts for correction. 3 about 10 hours
KEY 7 and 8
1 love
2 do
3 arrives
4 cooks
5 isn’t
6 lives
7 uses
8 plays
9 enjoys
10 is
11 goes

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Headway
American
WORKSHEET
Unit 2 A day in the life THIRD EDITION

Before watching
1 Work with a partner. Look at the picture of a New York bike messenger.
Discuss the questions.
1 What does a bike messenger do? Is it an easy job?
2 What do you know about New York?
2 Complete the sentences with words from the box.
check busy elevator uniform delivers packages traffic collects tired

1 After work I am ______, so I go to bed at 10:30. 5 I don’t like driving in the city because of the ______.
2 Isabel takes the ______ because she lives on the 7th floor. 6 The teacher ______ our homework at the beginning of class.
3 I am a policewoman, so I wear a ______ to work. 7 A bike messenger ______ important ______.
4 The first thing I do at work is ______ my email. 8 My cousin works in a very ______ office.

While watching
3   Watch the video. Complete the information about the bike messenger.
Name: Married?:
Age: Free-time activities:

4   Watch It’s morning! Order the activities (1–5).


  He gets his bike.    He fills his water bottle.
  He takes the elevator.   He makes his breakfast.
  He eats his toast and checks his email.
5   Watch Work, work, work. Are the sentences true (✓) or false (✗)? Correct the false sentences.
1 Alex goes to a coffee shop before work.  4 There’s a lot of traffic, but he doesn’t stop. 
2 He reads a book when he drinks his coffee.  5 He doesn’t know all the streets of the city. 
3 He collects and delivers big packages all over the city. 

6  Watch Lunchtime. Answer the questions.


1 What food does Alex buy?
2 Where does Alex eat lunch?
3 How many hours does Alex work?

7 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box.

love play go live use enjoy do arrive cook be (x2)

“I 1_______ my job, but at the end of the day I’m always tired. In the evenings, I don’t 2_______ much at all.”
Alex 3_______ home at seven o’clock. Then he 4_______ his dinner. Tonight it’s pasta and salad. Alex 5_______ married. His
girlfriend 6_______ in Chicago. He 7_______ the Internet to talk to her every evening. In his free time Alex 8_______the
guitar. He 9_______ writing songs. Because he 10_______ tired, he 11_______ to bed at about 11 o’clock, ready for another
busy day tomorrow.

8   Watch The end of the day and check your answers.

After watching
Work with a partner. Discuss the questions.
1 What do you like about Alex’s daily routine?
2 What don’t you like about his day?
3 What are the similarities and differences between Alex’s day and your day?

research
• Find information about a famous person’s daily routine OR talk to a person you know well about his or her daily routine.
• Use the information to write a text called “A day in the life”. Include a photo, if possible.

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