Speakout Advanced. Listening and Reading Extra with Answer Key


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READING &
LISTENING EXTRA
4
Find the verbs and verb phrases 1–8 in the article.
Match them with their meanings a)–h). Which two
verbs/verb phrases collocate with ‘an identity’?
1
2
3
gaze
4
conjure up
5
follow suit
6
project
7
take on
8
take over
identify
b)
c)
bring a feeling to mind
control
e)
Listen to three people talking about the
identities they project on social media. Match the
people 1–3 with the facts a)–c).
1
Leandra
2
3
Carol
likes to share the good things in life.
b)
changes his/her pro le photo all the time.
had a pro le picture which did not re ect his/her
real personality.
7
Listen again. Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?
Leandra
1
She chose a photograph which gave the
impression that she was more attractive than she
really is.
2
8
The adjectives in the box are from the recording.
Match the adjectives with their meanings 1–8.
upbeat melancholic optimistic enigmatic
solitary insecure con dent
A person who …
1
likes to be alone is
2
is mysterious and di cult to understand
3
is not very con dent about himself/herself
is full of energy and enthusiasm is
5
is prone to being sad is
6
believes in his/her own abilities is
7
is hopeful about the future and thinks good
9
Work in pairs and discuss.
1
Do you agree that it is easy to project a di erent
identity of yourself online?
2
Do you think this can be dangerous or is it just a
bit of fun?
3
What other kinds of identity do you think people
project in di erent contexts?
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EDITORIAL
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4
Look at the words and phrases in bold in the text
Listen to two people talking about
watching public speakers online. In their opinion,
what are  ve ingredients that can contribute to a
great talk?
1
2

3

4

5


7
Listen again. Underline the correct alternative.
1
David knows
of the online
lecture sites.
2
vividly it takes guts gripping in sync with
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All you need to know about
World Heritage Sites
Did you know that there are now over 1000 World
Heritage Sites around the globe? These are places of
outstanding natural beauty or cultural signi cance,
worth preserving and protecting.
These include China’s celebrated Great Wall in the
underway for the Lake District to be included in the future.
Worryingly, 48 sites on the World Heritage List are currently considered
TRAVEL
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B
Listen to two people discussing two places in
the UK (the Lake District in the North of England and
The Forth Bridge in Scotland) that could be added to
the World Heritage List. Answer the questions
1
What is their opinion about sites of cultural value and
natural beauty in the UK?
2
What is their main argument in defence of their
chosen site?
7
Listen again. Are the sentences true (T) or
false (F)? Correct the false sentences.
1
Linda thinks that the UK has very few sites
already on the World Heritage List.
2
Gary believes that other countries have more
beautiful natural landscapes than the UK.
3
Linda prefers the Lake District to the bridge
because it is more meaningful to people.
4
Gary agrees that the whole of the Lake District
is beautiful.
5
Linda argues that the Lake District is pure and
unspoilt by man.
6
Gary says the bridge is a masterpiece of
engineering.
7
Linda is persuaded to change her mind at
the end.
8
The words in the box are from the recording.
milestone harmony masterpiece innovation
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ADVANCED UNIT 4
1
Work in pairs and discuss.
1
What do you know about food
issues? What do you know about
the topics below?
 Organic food
 Fair trade products
 Farm-to-table restaurants
 Slow food
2
Are these topics common/
widely discussed in your country?
Is the issue of food important in
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4
Listen to two people, Rachel and Charlie, discussing the
importance of eating well and answer the questions.
1
9
The words in the box are from
duty dictatorial patronising
self-esteem policymaker
ADVANCED UNIT 5
1
Work in pairs and discuss. What do you understand by
the term ‘citizen journalists’? Choose the best answers.
1
People who want to change the world by writing about it.
2
People who witness an event and report on it before the
You write the news
he way we receive the news
is changing fast. In the
old days, we would go to the
newsstand every morning and buy
a newspaper. Now you don’t go
to  nd the news, the news comes
. For example, when the
singer David Bowie died, I found
out when my mobile beeped at 5
o’clock in the morning. The device
woke me up to tell me because it
was a major news story. This is the
nature of breaking news – you  nd
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3
Read the article again. Are the sentences true (T) or
false (F)? Correct the false sentences.
1
The writer describes breaking news as news which
you don’t expect.
2
He believed the news about David Bowie’s death
because of the source.
3
Eye-witness reporting of news rarely comes about
by chance.
4
Listen to three di erent people who have
been citizen journalists. What news did they report
in each case? How did they report it?
1




2


3


7
Listen again and match the speakers with facts
about their stories. There are three pieces of
information per person.
Melanie:
,
,

Roger:

Patricia:
1
He/She got  nancially rewarded for his/her work.
2
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4
If there is one trend that seems unstoppable, it is the habit of tattooing your body.
Amazing as it may sound, in Western Europe, twenty percent of adults have tattoos.
Tattoos rule, but for how long?
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6
Listen to six di erent people talking about tattoos
Does he/she talk about
tattoos with reference
to the past, present or
future?
What tattoo does
he/she have or would
he/she like to have?
Daniel
Linda

2

Richard


Barbara


Kurt


Tracy


7
Listen again and match the people 1–6 with the
information a)–l).
1
Daniel

2
Linda
3
Richard
His/Her tattoo doesn’t really mean much to him/her.
b)
He/She got his/her tattoo because of a celebrity.
c)
He/She was in uenced by friends and colleagues of a
similar age.
He/She plans to have tattoos that will be really di erent.
He/She had his/her tattoo removed.
f)
8
The words/phrases in the box are
cutting-edge pluck up the courage
take o have a yearning surpass
meaningful frowned upon
peer pressure
1
I’ve never
Barbara
5
Kurt
Tracy
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4
illusion vision cultivate haven overlook
charm compassion well-being
1
Many Himalayan countries are a
for
trekkers and mountaineers.
2
On holiday, it’s normal to focus on the good things
anything bad.
3
8
The words and phrases in the box are from the
recording. Replace the words in italics in 1–8 with
the words and phrases in the box.
bliss strenuous acclimatise packed
cleansing o the beaten track play it by ear
pressed for time
1
I love the idea of adventure holidays but I try to
avoid doing things which are too
2
I like travelling to places
which are
, it’s far
more relaxing.
3
I think it’s important when you arrive in a new
place to
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4
tend exacerbate blur pinpoint
immerse yourself stroke distort distinguish
1
I like to
in reading a good book or
watching a great  lm.
2
I’m freelance, so I o en  nd it hard to
Listen to  ve people talking about how
di erently they perceive time. What context do
they talk about? Does time go quickly, slowly or
Context
Times goes
Lucy
7
Listen again. Match the speakers 1–5 with the facts
a)–j). There are two facts per person.
1
Lucy

2

3
Rachel

4
Sandra

5
Kathryn

a)
He/She believes that his/her example may be one
that is felt by others.
b)
He/She thinks that his/her anecdote could be
his/her own personal problem.
c)
He/She talks about an event which happens rarely.
His/Her perception of time can vary a great deal
when doing the same action.
He/She refers to a sense of timelessness.
f)
How he/she feels may prompt a sense of losing
track of time.
g)
restless treasure exhilarated drag on
exhaustion housebound potter lose track
1
If you’re not able to keep still because of boredom
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3
Read the article again. Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?
Correct the false sentences.
1
The author implies that the British drink more co ee than tea
these days.
2
The popularity of chicken tikka masala is a symptom of Britain’s
multicultural identity.
3
A lot of icons are popular only with Londoners.
4
quintessential herald melting pot object to bias canvass
stand for purport
1
I really
the British government’s decision to put
mainly male  gures on banknotes. I don’t agree at all.
2
It’s important to include people on stamps and banknotes
who really
Listen to three people talking about their favourite
Favourite icon
Year created
Glenda
7
Listen again and match the facts a)–i)
to the di erent people’s icons. There
are three facts per person.
1
Glenda

2
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Yungas Road, Bolivia

This is the world’s most dangerous road. Its
nickname is ‘Camino de la Muerte’ (Road of Death)
for a reason – it claims more than 200 lives per year.
Starting in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, it ascends to a
This is the world’s most dangerous road. Its
nickname is ‘Camino de la Muerte’ (Road of Death)
for a reason – it claims more than 200 lives per year.
Starting in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, it ascends to a
to Coroico, in the tropical Yungas region. The landscape
thus changes very fast as the road winds its way over
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8
The words/phrases in the box are
from the recording. Match the
words/phrases in the box with their
understatement blast
appeal to somebody thrilling
nickname adrenalin rush
harrowing hairpin bend
: a very sharp
turn in a road that forms a u-shape
2
: extremely
Listen to two people, Robert and Sharon, talking about
travelling on the roads in the article. Answer the questions.
1
Which of the roads is Sharon’s favourite?
2
Which other road not in the article do they talk about?
3
Why does Robert mention this road in the  rst place?
7
Listen again and circle the correct answer.
1
Why doesn’t Robert like the idea of travelling on these roads?
a)
He is not an adventurous person.
b)
He doesn’t like heights.
c)
He doesn’t like driving or cycling.
2
Why does Sharon prefer the Bolivian route?
a)
She considers it the most dangerous.
b)
She loves mountain-biking and it’s the best route for that.
c)
She believes the landscape is really varied and di erent.
3
Why does Robert prefer the idea of walking?
a)
Otherwise, you can’t really enjoy the views because you are
going too fast.
b)
He’s not  t enough to cycle.
c)
It’s much safer to walk, there is less risk of accidents.
4
Sharon believes that the Trans-Sahara Highway must be
a)
really boring because the landscape doesn’t change.
b)
an amazing challenge for anyone who likes epic journeys.
c)
an endurance test for people and therefore not very enjoyable.
5
What does Robert add when describing the history of the
Romanian road?
a)
It was a crazy idea of the Romanian leader Ceausescu.
b)
Many people died building the road.
c)
Historically, it’s more interesting than the Italian road.
6
How does the conversation end?
a)
Robert and Sharon agree to disagree.
b)
They generally agree, except about the Romanian road.
c)
They both agree not to go anywhere for the moment.
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ADVANCED
ANSWER KEY
UNIT 1
via their pro le picture and cover photo
identities in the gaming world are
more about fantasy
Don’t use slides.
Talk should be like a compelling story.
Use a gripping video.
Keep the length short.
Transmit emotion, relive the story as
you tell it.
brave
Linda believes that there should be
more sites of natural beauty on the
UK’s list of World Heritage Sites. Gary
believes that the balance is right
and that it is natural that the list is
dominated by sites of cultural value.
Linda’s main argument is that the Lake
District means a lot to people, that
its beautiful landscape is an excellent
example of the perfect harmony
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le overs
convenience food
doggy bag
in season
foodies
earthquake and tsunami in Chile: she
videoed it and sent the video to a TV
train driver’s strike: he took a photo and
posted it online. It was later published
in a national newspaper.
an attack on a homeless man: she
wrote a blog about it
Roger: 1, 8, 9
Patricia: 2, 5, 6
Other collocations include: video story,
video coverage, amateur footage, amateur
coverage, exclusive footage, exclusive
coverage, biased photographer, biased
footage, biased coverage, biased story,
common attitudes, common story
UNIT 6
were once
only certain people
can be motivated by
doesn’t understand
in some places
don’t have positive connotations
passé
deciphered
backlash
hold sway
edge
in the know
derives/is derived
c, e
b,
g, k
had a yearning
frowned upon
peer pressure
surpassed
have taken o
pluck up the courage
cutting-edge
UNIT 7
Gross National Happiness is the Bhutan
government’s way of measuring their
progress as a country. Progress is
measured according to the people’s
happiness and well-being rather than
economic pro t or productivity.
to do trekking, to visit monasteries/
Does he/she talk about
tattoos with reference
to the past, present or
future?
What tattoo does
he/she have or would
he/she like to have?
Daniel
future
2

Richard
present
dragon
Barbara
past

feather

Kurt
present

heart and name
Tracy
future
cutting-edge design

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b, h
c, j
restless
exhaustion
treasure
drags on
exhilarated
lose track
potter
UNIT 9
True
True
False – A lot of icons have been
criticised for favouring London.
Context
Times goes
Lucy
Favourite icon
Year created
Glenda
UNIT 10
Bolivia: di culty: very narrow and steep,
no barriers, bad weather
direction: downhill

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