UNIT 1 FAMOUS PEOPLE
TEXT A My Childhood
TEXT B My Twenty Years in GE
UNIT 2 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
TEXT A Improving Interpersonal Relationships
TEXT B Beyond Expectations
UNIT 3 WORK
TEXT A Laid Off, and Working Harder Than Ever
TEXT B Types of Managers
UNIT 4 ENVIRONMENT
TEXT A Global Warming:Who Loses--and Who Wins?
TEXT B From Bags to Riches:The Recycling Project Which
Starts in India's Rubbish Tips
UNIT 5 INNOVATION
TEXT A Professor in Your Pocket
TEXT B The World's Greatest Green Inventions
UNIT 6 CULTURE
TEXT A The Language of Space
TEXT B Your Guide to the 15 Golden Rules of Online
UNIT 7 VACATIONING
TEXT A Volunteer Vacations Gain Popularity
TEXT B Just Sit Back and Relax
UNIT 8 WATER CONSERVATION
TEXT A Once Built on a Lake,Mexico City Now Runs Dry
TEXT B Trees
Be yourself,or be true to yourself.Don't be another person just to make someone like you.A true friend will like you for who you are,not who you pretend to be.
Spend more time around people.If you want to make friends, you first need to put yourself out there somehow in order to meet people.Friends seldom come knocking on your door while you sit at home playing computer games.
Join an organization with people who have common interests.You don't necessarily have to have a lot of common interests with people in order to make friends with them.In fact,some of the most rewarding friendships are between two people who don't have much in common at all,but if you have a specific topic,try searching for just a location.It's a great way to meet new local people!Social networking sites are great ways to meet new people and learn more about the people you meet.
Volunteer.Volunteering is a great way for people of all ages to meet others.By working together you build bonds with people,and you might meet others who have a passion for changing things the way you do-a common cause.
Make small talk.Keep the conversation light and cheery. Even if you're complaining about something,make sure it's something you're both dissatisfied with,and emphasize the positive-how such a situation can be avoided in the future, or alternatives.Bounce a few words back and forth for a little bit.Many conversationalists say that it is good to follow a 30/70(30% talking,70% listening)pattern during small talk when possible.
Initiate a get-together.You can chat your heart out but it won't get you a friend if you don't open up the opportunity for another conversation or meeting.This is especially important if you meet someone who you aren't otherwise likely to meet again. Seize the day!
If you've discovered that the person you're talking to has a common interest, ask him or her more about it and,if appropriate,whether they get together with others (in a club,for example)to pursue this interest.If so,this is a perfect opportunity to ask about joining them.If you clearly express interest(when? where?can anyone come?)they'll probably invite you.If you have a club,band, church,etc.that you think they might enjoy, take the opportunity to give them your number or email address and invite them to join you.