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INTRODUCTION
Pioneer Intermediate B1 Extra Material
consists of
worksheets with extra practice corresponding to each
module. The worksheets are photocopiable to be used by
teachers according to their students’ needs.
It is recommended that teachers assign these worksheets
after students have revised the vocabulary, functions
and grammatical items dealt with in the corresponding
modules of both the Student’s Book and the Workbook.
The listening and reading activities are meant to help
students further develop their listening and reading
skills and sub-skills. The worksheets always end with
a post-reading discussion to promote students’ critical
thinking skills.
Each module consists of:
• Vocabulary and communication
• Grammar
• Listening
• Reading and post-reading discussion
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Module 2
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Module 3
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Module 4
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Module 5
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Module 6
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Module 7
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Module 8
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Module 9
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Module 10
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Module 11
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Module 12
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Complete with the Present Simple or the Present
Progressive of the verbs in brackets.
Grammar
1.
A:
Who was on the phone?
B:
It was Jessica. She

(come)
to visit us next week.
A:
That’s great news!

she

(still / live) in Coventry?
B:
No, not any more. She moved to Manchester because
she found a job there. She

(stay) at her brother’s place until she

(ind) her own lat.
A:

she

(like) it there?
B:
I

(think) so, but you can
ask her next week.
2.
A:
What

you

(do) there, Diane?
B:
I

(search) for a ilm to
watch on the Internet. Carla

(not want) to come to the cinema with me so
I
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(stay) at home to watch
one on the computer. I
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(think) of downloading a comedy.
A:
I
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(love) comedies. Let’s
watch it together.
B.
Complete the questions.
1.
A:

staying in that room?
B:
My cousin is.
2.
A:

ind
that bag?
B:
Under my desk.
3.
A:

into the fence?
B:
A motorbike crashed into it last night.
4.
A:

your new teacher like?
B:
He’s nice and helpful.
5.
A:

your new shirt?
B:
Only £20.
6.
A:

see
at the café last night?
B:
We saw a colleague of mine.
7.
A:

you to get to the oice by bike?
B:
It takes me about half an hour.
C.
Read the direct questions and form indirect questions.
1.
When does the museum open?
Excuse me, do you know
2.
Do I need to have a credit card with me?
I was wondering
3.
Which shoes do you like more?
Can you
4.
Is the underground station near here?
I’d like to know
Listening
Listen to three short dialogues and write T for True or F for False.
Dialogue 1
1.
Will lives in a small place in the suburbs.
2.
Will’s place has a great view.
Dialogue 2
3.
Pam moved to the countryside a few months ago.
4.
She wants to move back to the city.
Dialogue 3
5.
Both bedrooms are small.
6.
The person calling wants the furniture.
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Reading
A.
Read the text and write T for True, F for False or NM for Not Mentioned.
B.
Discuss.
Which of the advice given in the text would you deinitely follow? Why?
Can you think of any other advice that would help people adjust to a new environment?
When people decide to move abroad for work or study, they might experience culture shock
at first
. This is
the phenomenon of disorientation people feel when they move to a country with a different lifestyle and
culture. Studies have shown that there are four phases a person goes through when they have to
to
an unfamiliar environment.
Feeling at home when l
ving abroad
Honeymoon phase
3 months):
This phase occurs
when you first move to a new culture.
You
your new environment
and make new discoveries. You are
by everything – the food,
the lifestyle, the language and the
cultural differences.
Negotiation phase
6 months):
enthusiasm turns into
. You
become aware of the differences
as well as the difficulties in the
. Feelings of loneliness and
homesickness are common.
Adjustment phase
12 months):
Things start to
feel normal, and you start thinking
new culture, which you can now
understand and appreciate.
Mastery phase
(12 months+):
This phase occurs
when you start feeling like a ‘local’.
You finally feel comfortable and
you no longer have communication
problems. You can participate in
more aspects of the new culture
HELPFUL TIPS
Keep in mind that there are many new and positive experiences
waiting for you in the new culture. Culture shock can cause problems;
however, remember that there are things you can do to
these problems.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HO
E:
Decorate your new home with familiar things
that remind you of your old culture. This can include furniture, paintings and
photographs of friends and family.
EEP IN TOUCH:
ones if you’re in a different time zone. However, phone calls, email and
Skype are all ways that can help you catch up on their news and make
you feel like you are not missing out on important events in other people’s
XPLORE NEW SURROUNDINGS:
After finishing with the sightseeing, go
out and explore your new neighbourhood. Walk around or ride a bike to
EVELOP A NEW ROUTINE:
in a shorter period of time. Go to a café that you like every morning for
breakfast or visit the same bakery. Small things like this can make you feel
less ‘foreign’.
Join the local library or
book club. Find out about any interesting entertainment events. Sign up
hobbies. Also, take classes to learn the language if it is different from your
one.
1.
During the irst phase of culture shock, people are disappointed by the new environment.
2.
After six months, people are able to recognise the positive qualities of a new culture.
3.
People sometimes have negative feelings even after a year in the new country.
4.
Bringing things from home will make you feel more homesick.
5.
It is not a good idea to learn about what’s happening in people’s lives back home.
6.
To feel less foreign, people should copy the lifestyle and routine of the locals.
7.
Getting involved in local events will help you adjust more easily.
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Complete the sentences with the Past Simple or the Past Progressive of the verbs in brackets.
Grammar
1.
As Kevin

(climb) the mountain,
he

(slip) and almost

(fall) off the edge. Luckily,
he

(hold) onto a branch at the
last minute.
2.
While Jessica

(cook) in the
kitchen, she suddenly

(hear) a
loud noise from outside.
3.
As soon as Billy

(go) home,
he

(turn) on the television to
watch the news.
4.
Tim

(drive) along the
beachfront and the sun

(shine)
over the sea.
5.
Greg

(read) a book while I

(play) a game on the
computer.
6.
Jack

(wait) at the bus stop
when a car

(skid) on some ice
and

(crash) into a tree.
B.
Complete with
used to
and the verbs in the box.
1.
A:
I remember when my brother and I were young. We

our bikes all day during the
summer.
B:
I grew up in the city, so I

how to ride a bike. However, I learnt a few years ago.
2.
A:
That woman looks familiar.

she

at the bank in Marley
Street?
B:
Actually, she

a waitress at the
Italian restaurant near your house. She doesn’t work
there anymore, though.
3.
A:

you

football when you were at school?
B:
Yes, I did. The truth is I

much time studying.
4.
A:
When I was young, I

horror
films all the time.
B:
Really? I

horror films when
I was a child, but now I love them.
Listening
Listen to a radio interview and write T for True or F
for False.
1.
Conrad was rescued after ten days.
2.
Conrad was flying from the States to Peru.
3.
Conrad was in his seat when he fell into the jungle.
4.
Conrad was seriously injured.
5.
The other passengers were far from Conrad.
6.
The rescue helicopters found Conrad.
7.
In the end, Conrad was the only survivor.
8.
Conrad is going to return to the jungle for a
documentary.
watch

ride

not spend

not know

play
work

not like

be
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Reading
Read the text and answer the questions.
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1.
Where was Thierry Sabine when he got the idea for the Dakar Rally?
2.
Where did the irst Dakar Rally take place?
3.
Why was the Dakar Rally cancelled in 2008?
4.
Where has the race been taking place since 2008?
5.
How many miles do the participants cover in a day?
6.
What is the Dakar Rally considered to be by some?
7.
Why are security measures taken for spectators?
8.
How many diferent nationalities does the Dakar Rally attract?
Dakar
or simply ‘The Dakar’ is the ultimate off-road race that
combines adrenaline thrills and endurance skills in an
event that takes place in the breathtaking landscape of
the world’s most impressive deserts. Riders and drivers
of motorbikes, quads, cars and trucks from all over
the world take part in an annual race that tests their
endurance and racing abilities.
This exciting challenge was the idea of the motorbike racer, Thierry Sabine,
it would make the perfect location for a rally. He made his dream a reality a year later, in December
1978. He is considered the founder and main organiser of the Paris-Dakar, a race starting in Europe and
finishing in Africa.
the events were from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal with the routes often changing. However, in 2008,
the race was cancelled because of security reasons. Since then, it has been taking place in South America;
more specifically, in Argentina, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The name of the race has remained the same.
The Dakar Rally is not a conventional rally, but an off-road race for professionals as well as amateurs.
distances of up to 500-560 miles per day during the 15-day challenge. It is an extraordinary experience;
both a race and a test of skills and endurance. For participants, reaching the finish line is the challenge
Unfortunately, this long-distance race is an adventure which has also proven to be dangerous. According
to some, it is one of the most dangerous motorsports on Earth. There have been quite a few fatal
accidents, the majority of which involved motorcyclists. Security measures are taken even for spectators, as
many unfortunate incidents have occurred throughout the years.
nationalities each year; people who share the same enthusiasm for racing.
B.
Discuss.
Do you think the Dakar Rally should continue to take place even though it’s considered to be one of the most
dangerous motorsports on Earth? Why? / Why not?
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Grammar
Complete with the Past Simple, the Present Perfect Simple or the Present Perfect Progressive of the verbs in
brackets.
1.
A:
Listen, Jack, let’s stop. We

(jog) for
over half an hour and I’m exhausted.
B:
Already?
A:
Yeah. I

(not do) any form of
exercise for a while. I’m out of shape.
I

(want) to join a gym two months
ago but I

(not manage) to.
I

(be) too busy.
B:
Well, that’s not good. You should exercise more often.
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you

(ever / think) about taking up jogging? You can jog any
time of the day; early in the morning or even late at
night. I

(lose) ten pounds since I

(start), but the most important
thing is that I feel great.
B.
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the one given.
1.
Ray is improving at his job.
and
Ray is getting
at his job.
2.
Nancy is not as experienced as Mary.
less
Nancy is
Mary.
3.
This museum didn’t use to be so popular.
than
This museum is
to be.
1.
Who has been to Beijing before?
a.
The man.
b.
The woman.
c.
Both the man and the woman.
2.
What is NOT true about the irst app the woman mentions?
a.
It informs you about the nearest sights.
b.
It is possible for you to store pictures.
c.
The woman has used it before.
3.
How did the man irst ind out about the restaurant Chao Ming’s?
a.
It appeared on the app the woman was showing him.
b.
He found it on the Internet.
c.
A local friend recommended it.
4.
What does the last app do?
a.
It helps you decide on your next destination according to what you like.
b.
It helps you plan for your trip.
c.
It informs you about similar trips other people have been on.
Listening
Listen to a conversation between two people on a plane and answer the questions. Choose a, b or c.
2.
A:
Hello?
B:
Hi, Tina! How are things? What

you

(do) all morning?
A:
Well, nothing interesting, that’s for sure.
I
10

(cook) and
11

(clean) since I
12

(get) up.
I
13

(not have) cofee or breakfast yet.
B:
But why?
A:
My parents
14

(call) last night
to tell me that they’re coming to visit me. They
15

(never / be) here before so
it’s like a short holiday for them.
B:
I see. Do you need any help? I
16

(just / inish) work, so I could come over.
A:
Thanks, but I’ve got everything under control.
4.
In my opinion, travelling by bus is more tiring than
travelling by car.
as
In my opinion, travelling by car isn’t
travelling by bus.
5.
I haven’t come across a better app.
the
This is
I have come across.
6.
My sister is a lot taller than me.
much
My sister is
me.
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Name:
Ferdinand Magellan and his crew
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
Name:
Joshua Slocum
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
Name:
Francis Joyon
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
Name:
Laura Dekker
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
Name:
Dave Kunst
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
Name:
Thomas Stevens
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
ver since the first explorers circled the
globe, more and more people have tried to
do the same. Using a variety of means of
transport, many
brave
globetrotters have
succeeded in doing so, despite the difficulties and
risks involved.
The irst successful expedition to sail around the
world was led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand
Magellan. Magellan and his crew began a journey
across the Atlantic, around South America and into an
ocean which was unfamiliar at the time, the Paciic.
The expedition took three years, from 1519 to 1522,
but unfortunately Magellan himself did not
complete
the entire voyage, as he died during a battle in the
Philippines. This incredible
achievement
proved that the
Earth is round and also provided us with a name for the
Paciic Ocean, which Magellan described as peaceful
(paciic) when he irst saw it.
American adventurer and writer Joshua Slocum was
the irst person to sail around the globe alone. He set
sail from Boston in 1895 and returned more than three
years later. The book he published of his experience
Sailing Alone Around the World
has become a classic
in travel literature. Modern developments in sailboats
have made it possible to sail around the world much
faster. Francis Joyon, a French
sailor
and sailboat racer,
currently holds the record for the fastest
solo
trip
which took him just over 57 days in 2008.
Perhaps a m
ore
remarkable
achievement is that of Laura
youngest person to sail around the world on her own.
Her attempt began in August 2010 and was successfully
Sailing, however, is not the only way that people have
chosen to travel. American globetrotter Dave Kunst
managed the journey on foot between 1970 and 1974.
He covered 14,450 miles and
wore out
21 pairs of shoes.
Others have
attempted
the journey by bicycle. Thomas
Stevens from England was the irst to succeed. He
circled the globe from April 1884 till December 1886 on
a penny-farthing.
In recent years, people have been attempting stranger
ideas, like hitchhiking around the world or using
social media to help them travel. In 2009, Paul Smith
from the UK set himself a challenge: to travel as far
as he could in 30 days using only Twitter. The rules
were that he couldn’t spend any money on travel or
accommodation, and could only accept ofers from his
Twitter followers. The ‘Twitchiker’ managed to travel to
New Zealand, on the other side of the world. Since then,
he has been writing travel articles in newspapers and
has also been giving presentations on the beneits of
social media. As for the future of round-the-world trips,
only time will tell.
The history of round-the-world trips
Reading
A.
Read the text and complete the fact files.
B.
Discuss.
If you wanted to travel around a country, what means of transport would you use other than a car?
Name:
Paul Smith
Nationality:
Achievement:
Time taken:
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Choose a, b, c or d
Vocabulary & Communication
1.
Henry has always been very

, which is
why he doesn’t like planning in advance.
a.
imaginative
c.
reliable
b.
spontaneous
d.
ambitious
2.
I didn’t understand the ending. It didn’t make

a.
a guess
c.
sense
b.
an impression
d.
a difference
3.
Let’s discuss the issue and come

with
a solution.
a.
up
c.
across
b.
at
d.
in
B.
Circle the correct word.
1.
I’ve
made / done
some research to find the best
places where we could stay.
2.
We
fired / hired
a new secretary at our office today.
She seems eager to learn new things.
3.
What kind of
suggestions / qualifications
are
required for this specific job position?
4.
I’m not in a hurry.
Take / Make
your time.
5.
With a(n)
imagination / knowledge
like that, you
should become a writer!
6.
I used to have very tight deadlines in my
exchange /
previous
job. That’s why I quit.
7.
You seem to be good with animals so you should
consider becoming a
vet / lawyer
8.
To become a teacher, you need to be
patient /
rational
with young children.
4.
Frank is so good at his job that his boss is giving
him a(n)

a.
pay rise
c.
income
b.
salary
d.
living
5.
Kelly and Melissa don’t get along

each
other. They always have arguments.
a.
with
c.
about
b.
by
d.
on
C.
Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
afected notice board applicants promotion
1.
Oh no! I

an important
document by mistake.
2.
Betsy has been working very hard and hopes to get
a

by the end of the year.
3.
All the job

arrived on time for
their interview.
4.
Linda is quite shy and it isn’t easy for her to

her emotions.
5.
I left a note with Jack’s phone number on the

.
6.
Teachers should try to be good

for their students.
7.
My brother wants to be a(n)

when he grows up.
D.
Complete the dialogue with the phrases a-f. There is one extra phrase
that you do not need to use. Then listen and check your answers
A:
What’s wrong, Joe?
B:
I had a horrible day. You can’t imagine what happened
at work today.
A:
What?
B:
I was playing an online game and...
A:

Why were you playing online games at work?
You’re supposed to be working!
a.
That wasn’t very wise of you.
b.
I shouldn’t have reacted the way I did.
c.
I bet your boss wasn’t happy about it.
d.
You were doing what?
e.
I doubt it.
f.
I don’t know what I was thinking.
B:
I know. It was during my break, but that’s not all that
happened.
A:
What else happened?
B:
As I was playing, I saw this really interesting
advertisement and I clicked on it.
A:
Oh, no!

That’s how you get viruses.
B:
I know that.

A:
That was pretty thoughtless of you.

B:
You can say that again. He was furious! He must think
I’m really stupid.
A:

You’ve been working there for so many years.
However, I would strongly advise you to stop playing
games at work.
B:
You have a point.
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Choose a, b, c or d.
Grammar
1.
Janet

bring the cat inside. Pets are not allowed.
a.
doesn’t have to
c.
needn’t
b.
can’t
d.
doesn’t need to
2.
Katie

bring anything. I have planned everything.
a.
didn’t need to
c.
might not
b.
needn’t have
d.
doesn’t have to
3.
You

to wear something formal to the interview.
a.
should
c.
had better
b.
ought
d.
should have
4.
Mary

studied harder for the exam. She’s going
to fail.
a.
ought to
c.
should have
b.
needed to
d.
must have
B.
Rewrite the sentences using the words given.
1.
I’m certain that Samantha is at the library.
must
2.
The most logical explanation is that someone left the oice window open.
have
3.
It is not a good idea to be late for your appointment.
better
4.
I’m sure that you didn’t see my sister at the post oice, because she was at school this morning.
seen
5.
There’s a possibility we won’t go to the beach if it rains.
might
6.
I regret shouting at the waiter about my order.
should
7.
It isn’t necessary for us to work overtime today.
have
5.
Fred was very lucky. He

have been seriously
injured in the car accident.
a.
could
c.
must
b.
should
d.
may
6.
Betty’s cough got worse, so she

go see a doctor
yesterday.
a.
had better
c.
should
b.
must
d.
had to
7.
We

go on a trip next week, but nothing is certain yet.
a.
must
c.
should
b.
have to
d.
may
8.
Tina

be sick. I just saw her at the supermarket.
a.
can’t
c.
needn’t
b.
mustn’t
d.
shouldn’t
Listening
Listen to three dialogues and write T for True or F for False.
Dialogue 1
1.
Bill believed that it would be easy to ind a job.
2.
Bill wants to call his cousin to tell him how his
interview went.
Dialogue 2
3.
James isn’t interested in a job that doesn’t pay well.
4.
The position James is applying for has many
prospects for the future.
Dialogue 3
5.
Mark has never worked as a reporter before.
6.
Mark hates the fact that it takes him an hour
to get to work.
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Hi! I’m Jane Callaghan from Killarney, in Ireland. I
studied English Literature, but somehow found myself
working in an office. My income was fairly good, but
I wasn’t satisfied. I had long working hours and my
job was stressful. One day, I had enough so I made
would enjoy. That’s when I learnt about the volunteer
programmes in Borneo, and I was willing to give it a try.
So here I am, in Borneo, trying to make a difference to the lives of these people as a
volunteer teacher. So far, it’s been rewarding, and I’ve made plenty of friends along
the way! If you wish to sponsor me, you should subscribe to this blog.
Jane’s Borneo Blog
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At last, I got an Internet connection and I can write about my
experience in Tawau, where I’m teaching English to 24 local teens.
They must have really needed me at the school here because, as soon
as I got off the bumpy bus from Kota Kinabalu, the headteacher put me
in a classroom! ‘You can’t be serious,’ I said to him, but he was.
After a sleepless night on a crowded bus, teaching was the last thing on
my mind, but I made an effort to do my best. In return, the students
immediately made me feel at home. ‘Welcome, Miss Jane! You are our
family now,’ they sang together. You should have seen the smiles on
their faces. They made me feel so important!
When they greeted me into their ‘family’, they really meant it! We are
all one big family here as we study, cook, eat, clean, play sports and
share happy moments together even when not in school. Also, because
we interact in English, they’re benefiting even more. These young
cheerful teens are great teachers as well as enthusiastic students. They
are always so eager to teach me about their culture and customs.
Being in a classroom with students who are so motivated to learn is
a wonderful experience. It’s not all work, work, work, though.
A few days ago, the headteacher encouraged me to take a trip
to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. I was delighted! Orangutans are
fascinating creatures, and I was allowed to feed a baby orangutan!
My first two weeks in Tawau have passed by quickly, and I’m sure the
next three will fly by. I really shouldn’t have arranged to leave so soon.
I’m going to try to make the most of my short stay but, when I leave,
I’m going to miss the school, the students, the other teachers, and the
wonderful sounds of the mynah birds singing when the sun rises in the
morning. I still don’t know my plans for next year, so hopefully I may
be able to come back again soon.
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Read the text
and write T for
True, F for False
or NM for Not
Mentioned.
Reading
1.
Jane quit her job because she wasn’t satisfied
with the pay.
2.
Jane found out about the volunteer
programmes in Borneo from a blog.
3.
The headteacher made Jane feel at home.
4.
Jane had difficulty teaching on her first day.
B.
Discuss.
What do you think the best part about volunteering abroad is?
What is the worst?
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5.
Jane spends time with her students even when
not in school.
6.
Jane is learning the local language from her students.
7.
Jane took her class to the Sepilok Orangutan
Sanctuary.
8.
Jane is not looking forward to leaving.
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B.
Complete the sentences with the words/phrases in
the box. There are two extra words/phrases that you
do not need to use.
behave suspicious owner evacuate against the law
beware located at all times portable unafected
1.
Keep your personal belongings with you

2.
The fire extinguisher is

next to
the door.
3.
It is

to go over the speed limit
when driving.
4.
The teacher told the children to

themselves.
5.
My grandmother has a(n)

TV set
and takes it anywhere she wants.
6.
The man in the long, black coat looks very

7.
In case of fire, everybody should

the building.
8.
The

of the vehicle was asked to
move it.
Vocabulary & Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
1.
Tina

that the hotel she stayed at was too
expensive.
a.
argued
c.
gossiped
b.
complained
d.
referred
2.
They will

the winners of the competition
by email.
a.
notify
c.
mention
b.
attach
d.
obtain
3.

down to read the rest of the document.
a.
Drag
c.
Press
b.
Scroll
d.
Shut
4.

work at 7 o’clock in the
evening.
a.
of
c.
with
b.
up
d.
by
5.
I use social media sites to

with my friends in
my spare time.
a.
be around
c.
socialise
b.
post
d.
select
6.
It is not

to enter this area. Let’s leave or we’ll get
in trouble.
a.
forbidden
c.
supposed
b.
illegal
d.
permitted
C.
Circle the correct words.
1.
You can
costly / instantly
send a photo to all your
friends with this app. It’s amazing.
2.
All construction workers are
qualified / required
to
wear helmets.
3.
I just want you to
tell / say
me the truth.
4.
Video games can be very
time-consuming / time-
saving
. It’s easy to become addicted to them.
5.
You should use this machine with extreme
caution /
hazard
, because you can easily get injured.
6.
The child asked for
permission / protection
to leave
the classroom.
7.
This application is a little
practical / outdated
. You
should download a newer one.
8.
My son Matt doesn’t know how to
say / tell
the time
yet. He’s too young.
D.
Put the dialogue in the correct order. Write 1-9. Then listen and check your answers
Excuse me, I’m looking for a Mexican restaurant which is somewhere around here. Do you happen to
know where it is? I think it’s called ‘Mexican Tacos’ or something like that.
No, I get it. So is that Dewey Avenue?
Yes. You’ve been very helpful. Thanks.
Exactly. You’ll see the restaurant on your right. Is that clear?
Do you mean ‘Ricky’s Tacos’?
Fedora Street. Now, what was I saying? Oh, right. After that go straight on for another hundred metres and
turn right at the traic lights. I hope that’s not too confusing.
May I interrupt you for a second? On which street do I have to turn left? I didn’t catch the name.
Sure. Now, let me think... It’s in Dewey Avenue opposite a huge supermarket. To get there keep going for
two hundred metres and then turn left into Fedora Street. To get to Dewey Avenue, you then have to...
Yes, probably. Could you give me directions to it?
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Grammar
Choose a, b or c.
1.
Janet is my cousin

works at the secondary school
in the town centre.
a.
who
b.
whose
c.
where
2.
The Seaview Hotel,

is a ten-minute drive from
here, is very expensive.
a.
where
b.
which
c.
that
3.
I downloaded an
app

helps me
organise my daily
schedule.
a.
that
b.
where
c.
whose
4.
That’s my colleague

husband is an architect.
a.
whose
b.
who
c.
who’s
5.
There’s the gym

I used to work out when I was at
university.
a.
where
b.
that
c.
which
B.
Join the sentences using
who
,
which
,
that
,
whose
or
where
1.
My sister moved to London. She is studying History.
2.
Skype is a video chat service. I have been using it a lot
lately to communicate with a friend in Florida.
3.
Point Zero
is an action film. It’s very entertaining.
4.
The Canary Islands are very exotic. I was there on
holiday last year.
5.
Mrs Parker is my neighbour. Her children are playing
in the park.
6.
The man is the new headteacher. He is wearing a suit.
Listening
Listen to two friends talking about a social media site and answer the questions.
1.
What did the girl want to send the boy but couldn’t?
2.
Why did the boy deactivate his account?
3.
How does the boy communicate with old school
friends?
4.
Why did the girl organise an event at Kilburn Park?
5.
How does the boy ind out about the news?
6.
How will the girl send the boy a video she found?
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There are more than 6,500 diferent languages in the
world which all have one thing in common: we use
our voices to speak them. What many people are not
aware of, however, is that there are some languages
that do not require speech at all. Sign language, which
uses hand gestures to communicate, is the most well-
known of these. Less familiar are some other systems
of communication found in small communities across
the globe, whose origins still remain somewhat of a
mystery.
On the Spanish island of La Gomera, of the coast of
Africa, there is an unusual language that has been
around since before the 15
th
century. As well as talking,
people here whistle to communicate. The local
landscape, which is hilly and mountainous and covered
in
mist
, may explain why this whistling became so
widely used. The sound created by whistling travels
much further than the human voice, so it’s an
efective
way to communicate quickly across
valleys
or long
distances. Also, locals ind that it can sometimes be
convenient to be able to communicate in a secret way
that outsiders cannot understand.
Whistled communities are also found in parts of
Greece, Mexico, Turkey and France. In Turkey there is a
village where it’s diicult to tell the diference between
humans ‘talking’ and birds ‘tweeting’. At least, most
foreigners would say so.
Reading
A.
Read the text and write T for True, F for False or NM for Not Mentioned.
B.
Discuss.
How do you think learning a whistled language would be more diicult
than learning a spoken one?
It’s called ‘Kuskoy’, which means ‘village of the birds’.
Here, like in La Gomera, whistling was beneicial for
communicating across mountainous regions and long
distances, when telephones and other methods were
not available. Even today, when phones are more
commonplace
, there are people from older generations
who still prefer to whistle. They ind it much simpler
and, of course, it does not cost anything.
Education in the ine art of whistling begins at an early
age, with the older generations passing down their
skills to the young. It’s not easy, of course; in Kuskoy, for
example, there are 29
separate
whistled noises, one for
each letter of the Turkish alphabet. However, it’s pretty
much like learning to talk. Practice makes perfect and
local children pick it up in the end.
In La Gomera, residents, who want to protect their
tradition, have gone a step further and made learning
whistling
compulsory
in schools. Unfortunately, though,
they complain that the everyday use of whistling is
becoming rarer as modern technology
takes over
and
younger generations move to towns and cities. We will
have to wait and see if eforts by locals to protect their
unusual culture can survive the many changes of the
modern world.
1.
Out of all the languages that exist, more than 6,500 of them are spoken.
2.
People in La Gomera copied the sound of the wind to create their whistled language.
3.
Whistled languages were created as a way to communicate across long distances.
4.
The older generation has given up whistling because of technology.
5.
The Turkish alphabet has 29 letters.
6.
In La Gomera, whistling is taught in schools.
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Vocabulary &
Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
1.
It has always been a(n)

of hers to become a famous poet.
a.
weakness
b.
intelligence
c.
ambition
d.
devotion
2.
You shouldn’t

the secret to anyone!
a.
blame
b.
maintain
c.
exist
d.
reveal
3.
Johnny, you shouldn’t make fun

the other children.
a.
about
b.
of
c.
with
d.
at
4.
Katie is

nature a very positive person.
a.
with
b.
by
c.
of
d.
in
5.
Eric is quite

for his age. He is a serious and reliable young man.
a.
illogical
b.
irrational
c.
realistic
d.
mature
B.
Complete with the correct form of the words in capitals.
1.
My grandfather was known for his

and his clever sense of humour.
KIND
2.
We held a charity event to raise

about
global warming.
AWARE
3.
Our new secretary is

but she
is very eager to learn the job.
EXPERIENCED
4.
The topic you are suggesting is completely

You’ll have to come up with something else.
RELEVANT
5.
Shouting at everyone at the meeting was very

behaviour.
PROFESSIONAL
6.
Even the

of going to an interview
makes me feel nervous.
THINK
7.
Pete was

to tell us what happened
and was quiet all evening.
WILLING
8.
A small car is totally

for a family
of ive. Something bigger would be more convenient.
PRACTICAL
Mountain biking has grown in

over
the years.
POPULAR
10.
I sometimes ind it hard to control my

ANGRY
C.
Complete the sentences with the words in the box. There are
two extra words that you do not need to use.
doubts victories escape intends accomplishes
demanding laughter waste
1.
Peter is the type of person who always

a goal that he has set.
2.
Jill

to come to our barbecue this weekend.
3.
An easy way to

from routine is to go on a
weekend trip.
4.
You shouldn’t let all these clothes go to

You can give them to charity.
5.
Martin always went after his dreams and never had any

about himself.
6.
I heard the woman’s

from the other room.
D.
Complete the dialogue with the
phrases a-g. There is one extra phrase
that you do not need to use. Then
listen and check your answers.
a.
Let’s look at the pros and cons.
b.
True, but you can at least give it a try.
c.
You may be right, but I’ll be taking a risk.
d.
There are several reasons why I believe
this.
e.
Let’s discuss it.
f.
First, you should have a look at both
sides of the matter.
g.
But on the other hand, if you quit, you
might ind something you’re more
interested in.
A:
I’m thinking about quitting my job.
I don’t know what else to do.
B:
Really? Wait a minute.
1

Why do
you want to quit?
A:
Well, I’ve been working there for years,
and I keep doing the same things. It’s
becoming very boring for me.
B:
Well, you shouldn’t make a decision
without thinking about it well.

A:
OK, then.

B:
On the one hand, you’ve got used
to the job you are in and it pays well.

A:
5

I might not succeed.
B:
6

I think the most suitable
solution is for you to send your CV to
interesting job advertisements and
maybe go to an interview. Then, you
can make a decision.
A:
I guess you’re right.
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Grammar
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1.
I

this project by the end of the day.
a.
am inishing
b.
will have inished
c.
inish
2.
Rose

us this weekend.
a.
is visiting
b.
visits
c.
will have visited
3.
By the time John

home, I will have prepared dinner.
a.
is getting
b.
gets
c.
will get
4.
Danny

by because he has a doctor’s appointment.
a.
doesn’t drop
b.
won’t have dropped
c.
isn’t going to drop
5.

you

me with this crossword, please?
a.
Will...help
b.
Are...going to help
c.
Are...you helping
6.
I

the email as soon as I inish lunch.
a.
will send
b.
am sending
c.
will have sent
B.
Complete with the correct form of the words in brackets.
1.
Suzy will come over if you

(invite) her.
2.
Who would you want to meet if you

(can) meet anyone in the world?
3.
You

(not get) accepted by any university unless you study hard.
4.
If you still

(not feel) well tomorrow, you should go to the doctor.
5.
Kevin

(go) to the gym more often if he had more time.
6.
If I were you, I

(not behave) in such an irresponsible way.
7.
When the weather

(be) hot, we go to the beach.
8.
James might move to Spain if he

(ind) a job there.
Greg would cook dinner if you

(ask) him to.
10.
The machine

(turn) of when you press this button.
Listening
Listen to a psychologist giving a talk about the ‘Marshmallow
Experiment’ and write T for True or F for False.
1.
The Marshmallow Experiment was done recently.
2.
According to the experiment, successful people are able
to control themselves.
3.
During the experiment, the children were given as many
marshmallows as they wanted.
4.
The experiment, among other things, tested how patient
the children were.
5.
None of the children managed to wait for 15 minutes
without eating the first marshmallow.
6.
Psychologists believe that the children who delayed
gratification were more successful than the rest.
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Felix
Baumgartner
127,851 ft
Joe Kittinger
102,800 ft
weather balloon
80,000 ft
Boeing 747
46,000 ft
Mt Everest
29,029 ft
On 16
th
August, 1960, a man named Joe
Kittinger jumped from a height of 102,800
ft (19.5 miles). He fell for 4 minutes and 36
seconds, reaching a top speed of 614 mph
before opening his parachute at 18,000 ft.
In a matter of minutes, Kittinger had made
history. He set records for highest ascent*,
highest parachute jump and fastest velocity*.
52 years later, Kittinger was first on the list of
a highly-experienced crew when skydiver Felix
Baumgartner decided to break the record and
go even higher.
Felix Baumgartner was born on 20
th
April, 1969
in Salzburg, Austria. He is a professional BASE
jumper and skydiver, and has accomplished
many amazing
feats
. In 1999, he claimed the
world record for the highest parachute jump
from a building after
leaping
1,479 ft from The
Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, which were
the tallest buildings in the world at the time.
In 2004, Felix jumped off the highest bridge in
the world, the Millau Viaduct in France, from
an
altitude
of 1,125 ft. In 2007, Felix jumped
to the bottom of the world’s second biggest
cave, called ‘Seating of the Spirits’, located
in Oman. The depth of the cave (only 395 ft)
and its tube-like shape made this challenge
seem impossible. Felix, however, jumped
into pitch darkness and landed unhurt six
seconds later with only two seconds to open
his parachute!
Before attempting the highest skydive on record,
Felix had made two successful stratosphere* test
jumps from 71,581 ft and 96,650 ft. Weather
conditions on 14
th
October 2012 were perfect
as the helium balloon and capsule* moved
upwards into the sky. However, when it reached
62,000 ft, Felix reported that his visor heater
wasn’t working
properly
. The ground crew
briefly considered
aborting
the mission, but
decided to continue. It took him two and a half
hours to climb to 127,851 ft (over 24 miles) and
as he prepared to jump, Kittinger told him via
Along with the many dangers of skydiving, the
main fear for Felix was what would happen
to his body if he broke the sound barrier
at 768 mph. No human had travelled faster
than the speed of sound before without a
vehicle. 8,000,000 people were watching the
live stream on
YouTube
as Felix looked down
at the Earth below him and said, ‘I’m coming
home.’ Then he jumped. After 42 seconds of
freefall, he reached a top speed of 843.6 mph.
Soon after, the atmosphere became thicker
and slowed him down a little. Approximately
four minutes later, he opened his parachute
and was safely back on the ground eleven
minutes after leaving the capsule. Felix had
once again succeeded, therefore proving his
ability to achieve his goals. Felix broke three
records and gained international
fame
. What
will his
passion
make him do next?
Fearless
Felix
* ascent = the act of climbing or moving upwards
* velocity = the speed of something that is moving
* stratosphere = the outer part of the air surrounding the Earth,
from 32,808 ft to 164,041 ft above the Earth
* capsule = the part of a spacecraft in which people travel
Read the text and answer the questions.
Reading
1.
What did Joe Kittinger do to make history?
2.
What did Felix decide to do 52 years later?
3.
What exactly did Felix do to claim a world
record in 1999?
4.
Why was the jump in the ‘Seating of the
Spirits’ considered something that cannot
be done?
5.
What were the altitudes that Felix jumped
from during his stratosphere test jumps?
6.
What did Felix use to go up into the sky
before attempting the highest skydive on
record?
7.
When did the ground crew consider
aborting the mission?
8.
What was everyone afraid of?
9.

What did Felix do before he jumped?
10.
How long did the jump from space last?
B.
Discuss.
What do you think is the most amazing part of Felix’s achievement?
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Vocabulary & Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
D.
Choose a or b.
1.
The boat sailed down the

a.
desert
b.
range
c.
rainforest
d.
canal
2.
A(n)

has eight tentacles.
a.
penguin
b.
octopus
c.
beetle
d.
cheetah
3.
We had a(n)

time in the countryside, so we arranged to go again next weekend.
a.
gorgeous
b.
miserable
c.
marvellous
d.
enormous
4.
Is there a

around here? I’m really thirsty.
a.
water fountain
b.
tap water
c.
running water
d.
water pollution
5.
Danny was

with Frank so he didn’t speak to him at all.
a.
ilthy
b.
thrilled
c.
furious
d.
wounded
6.
She was so tired that she didn’t

to get up and open the door.
a.
bother
b.
consume
c.
depend
d.
link
7.
We need to do everything we can to protect

species.
a.
extinct
b.
endangered
c.
limited
d.
gentle
B.
Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.
1.
I was about

walk out the door when the phone rang.
2.
Jack insisted

driving us to the airport.
3.
You shouldn’t take your friends

granted.
4.
We are out

luck. All the tickets to the match were sold out.
5.
Please don’t use

all the hot water. I want to have a shower.
6.
You need to learn to cooperate

your colleagues if you
want to achieve your goals.
7.
Andrew has been sufering

a bad back lately.
8.
How much money did you spend

that gadget?
Did you hear about the elephant that escaped

the zoo?
10.
Sometimes I just don’t know how to deal

my kids’
problems.
C.
Complete with the words in the box. There are two extra words
that you do not need to use.
violence increase hilarious disease
starving nausea peak decrease
1.
It took the climbers three days to reach the

2.

is never a solution to solving any problem.
3.
Fortunately, there has been a(n)

in the use of
public transport. This way there will be fewer cars and less air pollution
in our city.
4.
I always get a feeling of

when I travel by ship.
5.
Alice’s joke was

. I couldn’t stop laughing.
6.
Larry was

so he ordered three pizzas.
1.
A:
What did you do when you fell down
in front of everyone?
B:

a.
I nearly jumped out of my skin.
b.
I went as red as a beetroot.
2.
A:
Do you understand why I’m so upset
with you?
B:

a.
Yeah, I get it.
b.
Yeah, I’m absolutely certain.
3.
A:
Can you believe it? I didn’t win the
trip to Italy.
B:

a.
It was too good to be true.
b.
I can’t say for sure.
4.
A:
Why didn’t you call for help?
B:

a.
There was no hope left.
b.
I suppose I didn’t.
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Complete with the Past Simple, the Past Perfect Simple or the Past Perfect Progressive
of the verbs in brackets.
Grammar
1.
Kevin

(inish) his History
homework by midnight.
2.
Victor

(work) in the bank for
12 years when he

(retire).
3.
How long

(wait) for Stacy
before you

(decide) to call her?
4.
Rita

(look) for her cat for three
days when she inally

(manage)
to ind it.
5.
All the guests

(already / arrive)
when we

(get) to the barbecue.
6.
The passengers

(fall) overboard
before the boat

(sink).
7.
We

(be) dirty because we

(clean out) the garage all day.
8.
By the time Tom

(return) from
work, the baby

(have) a bath.
B.
Complete the sentences with
a(n)
,
the
or
1.

Alps can be found in

Italy,

Austria and six more

European
countries.
2.
I think it’s time to go to

bed. You have to be
at

work early in

morning.
3.
I had

amazing time at

Museum
of Modern Art. It’s

most interesting museum
I have ever been to.
4.
This room is empty. There is only

lamp and

armchair in it.
5.

Peter has two mobile phones.

white one is new.
6.

Jenkins often have

picnic in

Westdown Park on

Saturdays.
7.
My father reads

Daily News
every morning
while he has

breakfast.
8.
I didn’t eat

lunch on

plane so
I’m hungry. I’ll eat something at

home.
Listening
Listen to a TV documentary and answer the questions.
1.
During which months do green sea turtles lay their
eggs?
2.
How much can a sea turtle weigh?
3.
How many miles do some sea turtles travel to ind the
beach where they were born?
4.
What are the temperatures like where anglerish live?
5.
What does an anglerish use the light on its head for?
6.
Why is very little known about the bottom of the
Mariana Trench?
7.
How long can a blue whale become?
8.
What does the speaker suggest caused the drop in the
blue whale population?
What’s the current population of blue whales?
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Read the extract below from an adapted version
of the novel
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Sea
and write T for True, F for False or NM for Not
Mentioned.
Reading
1.
The narrator had read many myths and legends about the
creature he saw outside the
Nautilus
2.
The narrator informed Captain Nemo and his lieutenant about
the squid when they entered the room.
3.
The narrator grabbed a hatchet to help ight the squid, too.
4.
Ned Land was knocked over when a squid cut him with its beak.
5.
Captain Nemo saved Ned Land’s life.
6.
Only one man was lost during the ight.
Have you ever travelled anywhere by sea? What did you like/dislike about it?
Have you ever seen any unusual or dangerous creatures? How did you react?
B.
Discuss.
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Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under the Sea
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Vocabulary &
Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
1.
It didn’t take him long to

the truth.
a.
create
b.
make
c.
develop
d.
discover
2.
The factory was closed

because it was pumping waste into a river.
a.
down
b.
by
c.
on
d.
of
3.
Unfortunately, in many areas around the world water is

a.
scarce
b.
artiicial
c.
devastating
d.
severe
4.
Smoke and exhaust

are responsible for causing smog.
a.
chemicals
b.
fumes
c.
fuels
d.
materials
5.
It’s good to

things if you can instead of throwing them away.
a.
absorb
b.
leak
c.
cut down
d.
reuse
B.
Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
beverage outcome process congestion
criticism destruction poisoning habitat
1.
Humans shouldn’t destroy animals’ natural

2.
The last time I ate at that restaurant I got food

. I’m not going there again.
3.
The traic

is bad in the morning on
my way to work.
4.
The

of forests is called deforestation.
5.
Would you like a

with your meal?
6.
Nobody knows if the

of the meeting
will be positive or negative.
C.
Circle the correct words.
1.
It is much more
affordable / valuable
to eat from a food stall
than go to a restaurant.
2.
I’m in a hurry. Can you speed it
in / up
please?
3.
Vegetables like spinach and
apricots / aubergines
contain
many vitamins.
4.
I prefer to eat
commercial / organic
food because I consider
it healthier.
5.
Global
expanding / warming
is the rise of the Earth’s
temperature.
6.
There was a(n)
vendor / intruder
selling peanuts outside the
cinema.
7.
The government
banned / passed
a law that will help protect
the existing forests.
D.
Complete the dialogue with phrases a-f.
There is one extra phrase that you do not
need to use. Then listen and check your
answers.
a.
Only time will tell.
b.
Don’t get me wrong; I couldn’t agree more.
c.
So, you’re inally going to cut down on junk
food.
d.
You should stick to a balanced diet.
e.
Everyone knows that fruit hasn’t got many
calories.
f.
You’re going to end up harming yourself in the
long run.
A:
I’m trying to lose weight so I’m following a diet
I found on the Internet.
B:

A:
Yeah! All you eat is fruit, but you can have as
much as you want.
B:
Are you serious? That’s dangerous.

A:
Why do you say that? It’s common knowledge
that fruit is good for you.
B:
3

But a diet consisting only of fruit sounds
like a very dangerous diet!
A:
But I want to lose weight fast.

B:
That might be true, but that isn’t an excuse for
cutting all other food groups out of your diet.

A:
Maybe you’re
right. What do
you suggest I do?
B:
I think it’s better
to get a doctor’s
opinion.
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Circle the correct options.
Recycling bins
have put / have been put
all over town, but many people
think that the government
should take / should be taken
stricter measures
to protect the environment. For example, ines
can give / can be given
to
people who
throw / is thrown
rubbish on the ground.
I think my bag
stole / was stolen
. I accidentally
left / was left
it on a bench
in the park and when I went back after a few minutes it was gone.
The students
will take / will be taken
their inal exams tomorrow.
All of them
will give / will be given
pencils and paper at school.
The room
had painted / had been painted
before our daughter was born.
We
had hired / had been hired
a professional painter to do a beautiful
design on the wall.
Flyers for the concert
were giving / were being given
out outside the
supermarket. That’s how I
found / was found
out about it.
Grammar
B.
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
1.
People think that Mr Carter is one of the best architects in the city.
to
Mr Carter

one of the best architects in the city.
2.
They are serving lunch at the cafeteria at this moment.
is
Lunch

at the cafeteria at this moment.
3.
The children were picking up the rubbish from the beach when I arrived.
being
The rubbish

from the beach by the children when I arrived.
4.
The authorities have informed all the residents about the coming storm.
been
All the residents

the authorities about the coming storm.
5.
Everyone must protect the environment.
be
The environment

everyone.
6.
They say that the use of alternative energy is a good way to protect the environment.
said
It

the use of alternative energy is a good way
to protect the environment.
Listening
Listen to an interview with a woman, Emily Taylor, from the Environmental Protection Agency
and answer the questions below.
1.
How many wind turbines will be built?
2.
How much electricity will they provide?
3.
What else can you have in the same ield as a wind farm?
4.
Which man-made structure is the most dangerous to birds?
5.
Which problem does Emily think people are not worried about?
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TO
MEA
OR NO
MEA
More and more people are
not only
cutting down on
meat but are also
turning to vegetarianism for health reasons.
However, are vegetarians healthier than
meat eaters? Is meat bad for our health or is
it nutritious? Here is what two experts, Brian
Wilton and Amanda Simmons, who have been
looking into
the matter,
have to say.
Brian Wilton,
Nutritional Consultant
Amanda Simmons,
Member of Dietetic
Association
iet
mag
Read the text and complete the paragraphs below.
Reading
B.
Discuss.
Is there anything that you wouldn’t eat? Why?
Have you ever changed your diet? What were your reasons?
According to Brian Wilton, a healthy vegetarian diet lowers the risk of fat-related diseases. It is believed that meat
eaters may live up to

years less than vegetarians or vegans, and they are much more
likely to be

. Vegetarians have healthy

levels, low blood pressure
and so on. As far as protein is concerned, vegetarians can get what they need from nuts,

beans, eggs and

According to Amanda Simmons, failing to have a balanced diet can result in

. Our bodies
need certain substances which are found in meat. Although some of these, like

, can be
obtained from

or dairy products, it isn’t the same type. Without red meat people also run
the risk of not getting enough

or
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Many
vegetarians
argue that
their diet makes
them healthier than non-
vegetarians. However,
cutting
all types of meat
out
of your
diet is risky. Studies have repeatedly
shown that vegetarians who fail to have
a balanced diet can exclude many
essential vitamins or nutrients from
their diet. This, in the long run, can
easily lead to malnutrition. Meat is the
best source of protein, a substance
which protects our immune system and
builds our muscle mass. Red meat is
a good source of iron and vitamin B.
So, vegetarians need to do some very
careful planning and replace meat with
other kinds of food which will give them
these nutrients. This, however, is not very
easy. For example, protein which you get from
beans or dairy products isn’t the same type of
protein you get from meat. I’m not saying that I don’t
see the benefits of a vegetarian diet or that we should
eat red meat every day. Don’t get me wrong. I would
just like to
point out
that if we want to be
healthy, we should
stick to
a balanced
diet which includes lots of fruit and
vegetables, dairy products and
a little bit of meat.
The
human body
needs a variety of
nutrients to function
properly, which doesn’t
necessarily mean that you have
to include meat in your diet. You can
be a vegetarian and also be healthy at
the same time. Studies have shown that
vegetarians, along with vegans, live up to
ten years longer than meat eaters. This
possibly occurs because meat contains
fat that can lead to many diseases,
and vegetarianism helps prevent them.
Also, meat eaters are nine times more
likely to be obese. A healthy vegetarian
diet should include a great variety of
fruit and vegetables, which provide
vegetarians with calcium, iron, fibre
and many other vitamins and minerals.
Complex carbohydrates like grains and
cereals should also be a part of their diet.
Simple carbohydrates like sugar, bread and
pasta should be avoided. Vegetarians should also get
their protein from nuts, seeds, beans, eggs and dairy
products. It is no surprise that many vegetarians have
healthy cholesterol levels, low blood pressure and a
lower risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.
It is a common myth that vegetarians
end up
not getting enough iron or other vitamins.
If they have a balanced diet and get
nutrients from different sources, this
is not a problem.
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Vocabulary &
Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
1.
A:
Could I have a

? This dress doesn’t it me.
B:
Come with me to the till.
a.
budget
b.
refund
c.
stock
d.
sale
2.
I don’t think experiments should be

on animals.
a.
indicated
b.
measured
c.
tried out
d.
conducted
3.
The protection of the environment should always be taken into

when building anything.
a.
consideration
b.
preference
c.
range
d.
complaint
4.
What

are you on? Have you read about what happens to the hero of the book when he falls
into the river?
a.
bestseller
b.
character
c.
chapter
d.
author
5.
I love stories with mystery and

a.
plot
b.
selection
c.
suspense
d.
classic
B.
Complete the sentences with the words/phrases in the box.
There are two extra words/phrases that you do not need to use.
pretended adores complicated vivid inluenced
brand appeals accent tends
1.
This ilm is great and it

to all ages.
2.
Tina

chocolate ice cream. I don’t think she can
live without it.
3.
Jack

that he wasn’t listening, but he heard
everything we said.
4.
I have

memories of playing in my back garden as
a child and it’s over twenty years ago.
5.
The only thing I don’t like about this café is that it

to get noisy in the evenings.
6.
I don’t know how this machine works. The instructions are too

7.
What’s your favourite

of toothpaste?
D.
Choose a or b.
1.
A:
This smartphone is cool, but it’s kind
of expensive.
B:

a.
It’s a steal!
b.
It’s a rip-of!
2.
A:
Your computer keeps crashing. Aren’t
you going to get someone to ix it?
B:
I can’t aford to right now.

a.
I’m browsing.
b.
I’m broke.
3.
A:
What do you think of this book?
B:

a.
It’s a real page-turner.
b.
I can’t be bothered.
4.
A:
Look at the price of that car!
B:

a.
I know. Money is no object.
b.
I know. It costs a fortune.
C.
Complete with the correct form of the words in capitals.
1.
That was a(n)

mistake. I’m sure you could do
better.
CARE
2.
I strongly

of people smoking indoors.
APPROVE
3.
You have been

. We don’t teach martial
arts classes at our gym.
INFORM
4.
I spent

hours working on the project
and in the end it wasn’t appreciated.
COUNT
5.
We kept driving through the desert for hours. The trip seemed

END
6.
I think you have

me. I didn’t mean
to upset you.
UNDERSTAND
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Read the texts and answer the questions.
Reading
http://www.giftsforlaughs.com/reviews/
2
4
5
Canned Unicorn Meat
£12.99
- FSEE SIIPPINH
In stock
This isn’t as good as
fresh unicorn meat,
but who can be
bothered to get their
bow and arrow and
hunt unicorns these
days? I just love the
taste of unicorn
and I usually have
a few cans at
work for lunch. But
seriously, this was a
really cool gag gift,
which my sister found very amusing. It has realistic
product and nutritional information on the label, and
when you open the can, a really cute stuffed animal
pops out. A harmless joke you can play on your
friends. Definitely worth it!
REVIEWS
Inflatable banana case
£2.99
- FSEE SIIPPINH
In stock
I bought this for my
daughter because
she’s careless with her
backpack and dislikes it
when her banana gets
bruised. To be honest,
I thought it would be totally
useless, but got it anyway
as it was so cheap. What
can I say? She absolutely
adored it, and it really
works. It’s also got a handy
clip to attach it to a bag. In fact, I had to order a
second one for myself. My colleagues burst out
laughing when they saw it at the office, but now
they want one too. The only problem is that I have
to choose my bananas carefully at the supermarket,
because not all of them fit in the product.
REVIEWS
1.
Is this product available at the moment?
2.
How much are you charged for delivery?
3.
Can you actually hunt unicorns?
4.
Is the review positive or negative?
5.
What’s inside the can?
6.
How can someone use the product?
7.
What does the reviewer’s daughter hate?
8.
Is the review positive or negative?
9.

What did the reviewer think of the product in the
beginning?
10.
What made the reviewer buy it?
11.
How did the reviewer’s colleagues react when they
saw the product?
12.
What drawback does the reviewer mention?
B.
Discuss.
Do you think people should read online reviews before they buy a product? Why? / Why not?
What other kind of reviews, apart from reviews for products, can you ind on the Internet?
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Choose a, b, c or d.
Vocabulary & Communication
1.
Jake cannot stay here any longer. It is out of

a.
order
b.
trouble
c.
his reach
d.
the question
2.
I can’t stand Greg. He keeps

his temper for no reason.
a.
losing
b.
winding
c.
getting
d.
missing
3.
The town hall is the

for the art exhibition.
a.
venue
b.
stage
c.
display
d.
ceremony
4.
It won’t be easy to

her to come to the gym. She hates working out.
a.
improvise
b.
proceed
c.
assure
d.
persuade
5.
We held the event to raise money for a good

a.
donation
b.
need
c.
cause
d.
use
B.
Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
1.
Our holiday was amazing. We had a

of a time.
2.
Please

at the bottom of the form.
3.
They will serve us

after the
meeting.
4.
The little boy did a

of a dragon.
5.
You should always

before you
exercise.
6.
You don’t need to go on a diet. You aren’t

overweight drawing warm up sign
imaginary whale hand out refreshments
C.
Circle the correct words.
1.
When I reached the top loor, I was out of
shape /
breath
2.
There was a small admission
fund / fee
for the charity
event.
3.
Sorry, I can’t talk right now. I don’t want to
lose / miss
my appointment with the dentist.
4.
The girl
wandered / approached
me and gave me
a lyer for an art exhibition.
5.
My grandfather used to tell us interesting
scripts /
tales
from when he was young.
6.
I’m going to get a
windmill / treadmill
so I can do my
workout at home.
7.
I waved to Paul until he was
in / out of
sight.
D.
Complete the dialogue with the phrases a-h.
There is one extra phrase that you do not need to
use. Then listen and check your answers.
a.
It’s a piece of cake.
b.
I’ll give it a shot.
c.
I’ll pass.
d.
That hadn’t crossed my mind.
e.
Now let’s grab a bite to eat.
f.
I can’t take it anymore.
g.
I think you’re trying to get on my nerves.
h.
I’m thrilled to pieces.
A:
Not again!
1

It’s impossible for me to get
past this level.
B:
Let me see. Oh, I remember that one! Come on.

A:
Are you kidding?

B:
No, I’m serious. Look, the reason you
keep losing a life is because you enter
the tower too soon. You need to get
the sword before you do that.
A:
4

Sounds like a good idea.

B:
You’ll see, it’ll work.

I’m starving.
A:
7

I’m not leaving until
I reach the next level.
B:
OK. Do as you please.
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My editor asked me to go to Pittsburgh and cover
Pogopalooza, the annual pogo world championships.
I was a big pogo fan in my youth so I jumped at the
chance. I tried to do some research about the event on
the train, but I couldn’t help thinking about my first pogo
stick and how much fun it was jumping down the street
with my friends! However, I wasn’t really prepared for what
I was about to witness.
As soon as I arrived at Pogopalooza, I was blown away. I saw
someone leap over a car on a pogo stick, then another pogoer did a backflip.
My mouth fell open. This wasn’t a kid’s game; it was an extreme sport! A crowd had
gathered around one pogoer who was just jumping up and down. ‘I can do that!’
I shouted. Then I noticed an electronic scoreboard showing his jumps, 104,454 and
counting. He wasn’t even slightly out of breath! He was trying to break the record
for the most jumps, and he was only halfway there. Later in the day, they held a
pogo high jump contest, where pogoers were jumping over 7 feet. An event organiser informed me
that the world record was 9 feet 6 inches. How was this possible? I had to learn more.
Luckily, one of the pioneers of Xpogo, MIT-trained physicist Bruce Middleton, was at this year’s event
and he gave me information about the evolution of the pogo stick. The original pogo stick, which I used
to play with, had springs and you could reach a height of about 6-9 inches. Middleton explained that
he had reinvented the pogo stick by using elastic bands. The new pogo stick is called the Flybar and
on it you can reach heights of 7 feet. The first pogoer to do a somersault used one of these. The latest
models, like the Vurtego, use air pressure to propel the jumper and they are setting new world records all
the time.
After a while, I asked one of the pogoers if I could give it a shot. I told him that it looked like fun. ‘Are
you sure?’ he asked, looking me up and down, which made me a little nervous. Perhaps I was a little out
of shape. Then I thought, what could go wrong? So, I put on a helmet and some knee pads and started
jumping. I was amazed at how high I could jump. It all came back to me very quickly. I was having a
whale of a time, but I stopped before I fell and made a fool of myself. Then I handed the stick over to the
professional. After a few tricks, he did three backflips in a row and then jumped down a whole flight of
steps, making me look like an amateur.
As soon as I got home, I searched the garage for my old pogo stick. I took one look at it, threw it in the
bin and went online to order myself something a little more extreme.
Read the text
and write T for
True or F for
False.
Reading
XPOGO!
It’s pogo-
ut not
as you know it.
by Gary Adams
1.
The writer had never used a pogo stick before.
2.
The highest pogo jump the writer saw that day was over 9 feet.
3.
Original pogo sticks could only jump a few inches of the ground.
4.
Modern pogo sticks use elastic bands instead of springs.
5.
The writer fell of a pogo stick and made a fool of himself.
6.
As soon as he got home, the writer bought an ‘extreme’ pogo stick.
B.
Discuss.
Do you like watching extreme sports? Why?
Would you prefer to try them yourself?
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Vocabulary &
Communication
Choose a, b, c or d.
1.
Natalie couldn’t concentrate because she
was

by the noise coming from outside.
a.
distracted
c.
depressed
b.
energised
d.
alert
2.
Keep trying! Don’t

up so easily.
a.
hang
c.
bring
b.
give
d.
keep
3.
I think you should

a doctor about
your cough.
a.
advise
c.
suggest
b.
recommend
d.
consult
4.
Alice

a silly excuse to avoid coming
to my barbecue.
a.
called up
c.
made up
b.
gave up
d.
turned up
5.
It is believed that women

fewer crimes than men.
a.
do
c.
make
b.
take
d.
commit
6.
We couldn’t see very well because the lighting was

a.
inadequate
c.
uncontrollable
b.
vacant
d.
unpredictable
7.
Can you please

of the lights? I’m trying to have a nap.
a.
make
c.
switch
b.
put
d.
take
8.
We need to ind the right

for your illness.
a.
symptom
c.
insomnia
b.
treatment
d.
disorder
efect heater satellite
priority adjustments dialled
cured disorder
B.
Complete the sentences with the words in
the box. There are two extra words that you
do not need to use.
C.
Complete with the correct form of the words in capitals.
1.
I enjoy doing crosswords because they’re

CHALLENGE
2.
My new telescope is so

that you
can see stars and galaxies that are very far away.
POWER
3.
We spent a(n)

day swimming and
ishing in
the lake.
ENJOY
4.
My parents had dinner at a

restaurant
in the city centre
LUXURY
5.
I ind my job kind of boring; I’d like to do something
more

CREATE
6.
The only TV programmes that are worth watching are some

programmes for young kids.
EDUCATION
7.
My friend Miriam is honest and

RELY
D.
Choose a or b.
1.
Are you sure that you

the right number? I was at home all afternoon.
2.
It’s cold in here because the

isn’t working.
3.
I just need to make a few

to the dress and it will be perfect!
4.
Fortunately, many types of cancer can be

nowadays.
5.
My family and friends are my top

6.
Bob’s not feeling well. He’s got some sort of
stomach

1.
A:
Look at all that rubbish! Why do
people leave their rubbish behind in
such a nice park?
B:

a.
As I see it, they don’t care enough about
the environment.
b.
As a consequence, they don’t care
enough about the environment.
2.
A:
I was so shocked that I couldn’t move.
B:

a.
You won’t believe what happened next!
b.
Then what?
3.
A:
The next thing I knew I was lying lat on my face.
B:

a.
Yes?
b.
No!
4.
A:
The condition of the roads has not improved.
B:

a.
This is due to the fact that no funds were given for
maintenance costs.
b.
As a result, no funds were given for maintenance costs.
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Choose a, b or c.
Grammar
Listening
Listen to three people describing dreams they had and complete the sentences.
1.
My team lost

we all played well.
a.
even
b.
despite
c.
although
2.
Last night I went jogging in

of the cold.
a.
despite
b.
order
c.
spite
3.
Both my friends live in the suburbs, but

of them has a car.
a.
none
b.
either
c.
neither
4.
I’m learning Spanish

I can apply for a job abroad.
a.
so that
b.
in order
c.
so as
5.
I have two pairs of trainers, but I don’t want to take

of them on the trip.
a.
either
b.
neither
c.
none
6.
Jill failed the exam

studying hard for it.
a.
so that
b.
even though
c.
despite
B.
Rewrite the sentences using the words given.
1.
Despite feeling exhausted, Mary helped us with the housework.
although
2.
When it started pouring, Greg entered a café so that he wouldn’t get wet.
order
3.
Even though I was hungry, I didn’t eat anything last night.
spite
4.
We can buy your sister a dress or a bracelet, whatever you prefer.
either
5.
I used Brian’s mobile phone because I wanted to call home.
so
6.
In the end, Betty didn’t come with us and Diana didn’t either.
nor
Joey
1.
In his dream, he didn’t know where to go for
his

lesson.
2.
In his dream, he was stressed because he had missed
a lot of

and couldn’t catch up.
3.
The reason he had the dream was because of his

Tonia
4.
In her dream, she found

in her
back garden.
5.
In her dream, there was

near the
lake.
6.
When she woke up, she decided to take up

Ryan
7.
In his dream, he was waiting for someone at

8.
Two men wearing

started chasing
him.

woke him up.
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Northern Lights,
a spectacular display
It had always been a dream of mine to have
first-hand
experience of the
aurora
borealis
more commonly known as
the northern lights
. I had been in the Arctic Circle
more than once (in Sweden, Norway and Canada), but unfortunately hadn’t yet
witnessed the remarkable display.
That is why I decided to find an expert to help me ‘hunt’ the northern lights. ‘Aurora
hunters’ are specialised in leading groups of people interested in seeing the northern
lights. I contacted Ray Owens, who is constantly in search of the perfect conditions
in order to
view
this unpredictable display. Being a professional light chaser, he has
devoted the past 5 years to finding the most impressive views of the aurora borealis.
Since ancient times, people have created many legends centred on this phenomenon
in an effort to explain why it occurs. For example, the Finnish name for the northern
lights were caused by a fox
its tail across the snow and spraying it up into the sky.
However, the glow coming from the northern lights, which causes the mysterious display of colours, is
north and south poles. This process releases energy and electric power is
, causing explosions
of colourful light to cover the sky.
I took the trip in early March, since the period from September to April is considered best to view the
my guide, Ray, and from there we took a train to Bodo, while admiring the scenery along the way.
Next was a ferry ride across the Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands, which also gave us the opportunity
to admire the beautiful fjords. That night we stayed in a glass igloo but unfortunately we didn’t see the
natural display of light we were so much
Then we were off to Tromsø, which is considered one of the best places to observe this phenomenon.
We ate, rested and then, later in the evening, we headed towards Tomak Valley, where the dry and cold
climate is perfect for viewing the northern lights. We travelled through the valley on our snowmobiles and
after a while we reached our destination for the night, a Sami* tent. There, we were treated to a traditional
Sami meal, which included reindeer meat and berries.
That is when the moment I had been waiting for finally arrived! The northern lights appeared! We stared
at the astonishing display. I observed as the beams of light
overhead and the curtains
of red and green light brightened the dark sky. It was an incredible experience that was worth waiting for
by Peter Gray
Read the text and write T for True, F for False or NM for Not Mentioned.
Reading
1.
The best countries to see the northern lights in
are Sweden, Norway and Canada.
2.
Ray Owens hasn’t experienced the northern
lights for ive years.
3.
Throughout the centuries, the Finnish fable was
the most popular fable used to explain this
natural phenomenon.
B.
Discuss.
Have you ever experienced a spectacular natural phenomenon in your country?
• What was it and how did it make you feel?
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4.
This natural phenomenon can be seen from
September till early March.
5.
The writer met Ray on the train to Bodo.
6.
The writer and the guide experienced
a diferent culture.
7.
The writer would like to experience the northern
lights again.
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*Indigenous people who live in the Arctic area of Sápmi, which includes parts of northern Norway, Sweden,
Finland and Russia.
• • • •
• •
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Choose a, b, c or d.
Vocabulary
&
Communication
1.
There’s only a

that anyone survived
the accident.
a.
last chance
c.
fat chance
b.
slim chance
d.
half the chance
2.
Jack

a huge proit from selling his
house in the countryside.
a.
made
c.
did
b.
took
d.
got
3.
Do you have any glue? I want to

this
paper on the box.
a.
handle
c.
stick
b.
slice
d.
slam
4.
That’s life! You

some, you lose some.
a.
gain
c.
take
b.
give
d.
win
5.
You really shouldn’t

your money around like
that.
a.
remove
c.
put
b.
throw
d.
spill
6.
I like to take a walk in the park

. It helps me
relax.
a.
in no time
c.
from time to time
b.
in time
d.
for the time being
7.
One day, out of the

, Oliver quit his job.
a.
blue
c.
red
b.
black
d.
green
8.
You shouldn’t talk about your friend behind his

a.
head
c.
back
b.
face
d.
ears
B.
Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
rejected reputation irritating expanded
inspection reasonable picky numerous
1.
Please be

. It’s impossible to finish
all this work by tomorrow. Let me help you.
2.
Andrea is an excellent doctor so it only makes sense that
she has such a good

3.
Danny felt

because he was the only
one who wasn’t invited to Paul’s barbecue.
4.
Please stop making that noise. It’s really

5.
Mary is very

when it comes to her
food. She hardly likes anything!
6.

books have been written about the
issue of friendship.
C.
Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.
1.
I ran into Peter at the supermarket

chance.
2.
Mike found his way to Brad’s house thanks

his GPS.
3.
I’m sorry but I don’t have time

watching TV.
4.
Who do you believe is the greatest tennis player

all time?
5.
Kelly likes to plan everything to the last detail. She leaves
nothing

chance.
6.
You really shouldn’t jump

conclusions. Why don’t you ask George what happened?
7.
Mike felt

top of the world when he
found out that he got his dream job.
8.
Let’s go get a cup of coffee and work

our differences.
D.
Choose a or b.
1.
A:
You remember Carol Winters, don’t you?
B:

a.
No, the name doesn’t ring a bell.
b.
No, I’m all ears.
2.
A:
I heard Jason went back to university to
get his degree.
B:

a.
Better luck next time.
b.
Better late than never.
3.
A:
I had a tennis match today and lost.
B:

a.
What a pity!
b.
It’s never too late!
4.
A:
I feel miserable after what happened.
B:

Things could have been a lot worse.
a.
Look on the bright side.
b.
Take your chances.
5.
A:
I’m so sleepy that I can’t concentrate.
B:

I kept tossing and turning last night
and now I’m really tired.
a.
It’s better than nothing.
b.
I know the feeling.
xtra
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Complete with the correct form of the verbs in brackets to form Conditional Sentences Type 3.
Grammar
Listening
Listen to a radio programme about identical twins and choose a, b or c.
1.
A:
So, you’re not moving to London, are you?
B:
Well, if I

(not ind) a job in
my home town, I

(move) to
London.
2.
A:
I failed the exam.
B:
You

(pass) the exam if
you

(study) for it. It wasn’t
that diicult.
3.
A:
You’re late again!
B:
It’s not my fault! I

(not be)
late if my car

(not break) down.
4.
A:
Why didn’t Bob go to the job interview?
B:
I have no idea. If he

(go) to
the interview, he

(get) the
job for sure.
B.
Read the following situations and write sentences starting with the words given.
1.
Tonia regrets arguing with Sally yesterday.
Tonia wishes
2.
I have to go on a business trip but I don’t want to.
If only
3.
I left my mobile phone at home and now I need it.
I wish
4.
Unfortunately, I can’t speak Italian.
I wish
5.
Jenny doesn’t have time to come visit us this afternoon and I don’t like that.
If only Jenny
1.
Which sentence is NOT true about the
story of the two identical twins in Finland?
a.
They were hit by the same driver.
b.
They were riding their bikes on the
same road.
c.
The second brother never found out
that his brother had died.
2.
The twins that grew up with diferent
families
a.
were both named James on purpose.
b.
both had the same occupation.
c.
knew about each other.
3.
What do studies say about identical twins?
a.
Those who have similar childhoods
grow up to have interests that are very
much alike.
b.
They usually end up leading lives that
don’t have many similarities.
c.
If they have diferent childhoods,
then their adult lives are completely
diferent as well.
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Boincidences happen all the time, but last week something
happened that really
blew my mind
I’m from Bhicago, but I do a lot of business in Baltimore- Shat’s
where it all started, on the night before an important business
lunch- I usually
sleep like a log
, but I was tossing and turning in
bed for no apparent reason- I must have fallen asleep at around 1
o’clock because the last time I looked, it was 0945- She following
morning, I woke up very late, got ready
in a flash
and rushed out
of the hotel room- As I slammed the door, I noticed the number-
Room 045- ‘Shat’s odd,’ I thought-
I asked the hotel receptionist about the best way to get to the
city centre- He explained where the bus stop was and told me any
bus that says ‘city centre’ would take me to my destination- As
soon as I got to the bus stop, I saw a bus coming and the number
sent a shiver down my spine- It was 045: however, it didn’t say
‘city centre’- It came to a stop right in front of me and the doors
opened- I don’t know what came over me, but I just got on-
She bus was empty and I went to the back and sat down- ‘What am
I doing?’ I thought to myself- I was just about to get off when I saw
an envelope on a seat and picked it up- It wasn’t sealed so I looked
inside and
my jaw dropped
- It was full of money- I started counting
- 040 dollars- ‘Almost,’ I thought- ‘Shat would have been strange-’
Shen, I noticed something on the floor- A five-dollar bill had fallen
out- Shings were starting to get spooky-
Shere was an address on the envelope: Bellmore Street and you
can guess which number- I had to go there, I didn’t have a choice-
So, I waited for the bus driver to stop and asked him how to get to
Bellmore Street- ‘Is this some sort of joke?’ he asked as he pointed
at a street sign- We were in Bellmore Street, so I got off- She day
was getting weirder and weirder-
I searched for the number and was soon knocking on the door-
My heart was in my mouth
when an old lady answered- She
looked at me, and then at the envelope and simply said ‘Nh,
thanks,’ and closed the door- And that was it-
I stood there for a while- I
couldn’t make head or tail of it
, but
then I remembered I had a business lunch to go to- ‘What time is
it?’ I thought, but hesitated before I looked at my watch- I gave
a sigh of relief when I saw it was 01945- But as I was walking
towards the bus stop, I realised something- My watch was still set to
Bhicago time, which is an hour behind She actual time was---
I NEVER WANT TO SEE
THAT NUMBER AGA
Read the text and write T for True, F for False
or NM for Not Mentioned.
Reading
1.
The writer was in Chicago the night he couldn’t fall asleep.
2.
The writer irst noticed the number 145 in a dream he had.
3.
The writer took the bus that the receptionist told him would
take him to the city centre.
4.
The writer expected to ind $145 in the envelope.
5.
The bus driver explained to the writer how to get to
Bellmore Street.
6.
The old lady knew that somebody would
bring her the envelope.
7.
The writer didn’t expect the old lady’s
reaction.
8.
The writer had a meeting at 12:45.
B.
Discuss.
How would you feel if something like this
happened to you?
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Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
Vocabulary & Communication
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D.
Read and choose
a or b.
rural cottage run cope ideal beachfront
pleased face regretted
1.
I enjoy riding my bike along the during the
summer.
2.
his hotel is . It’s in the city centre and
close to a lot of museums and sights.
3.
was to hear that Alex got accepted at
Hull University.
4.
here are a few buses that
during the night in the city.
You might some problems at irst but
you’ll soon get over them.
6.
hile in Spain, we visited some
areas. It was fantastic.
7.
never my decision to change jobs.
B.
Choose a, b or c.
1.
The company is moving to a beautiful outside the city.
a.
access
b.
location
c.
option
2.
ally’s got a living room. It’s got room for a lot of furniture.
a.
arrow
b.
cramped
c.
spacious
3.
he Porter family just settled their new house in the
suburbs.
a.
n
b.
by
c.
at
I’m coming to town on Saturday. Can you me up at your
place?
a.
heck
b.
ut
c.
ill
5.
didn’t sleep during the three-hour drive to Bridgetown. I stayed
awake the view.
a.
onsidering
b.
nforming
c.
admiring
6.
ost students stay in rooms on when they go to university.
a.
ampus
b.
towers
c.
bungalows
C.
Circle the correct words.
1.
member to keep in the bicycle
line / lane
when you ride your
bike in the centre.
2.
his lat is a
permanent / temporary
residence. I’m moving out
in a month.
The new sofa makes your house look cosy and
isolated /
inviting
4.
ark’s house caught ire and he lost all his
belongings /
expenses
5.
got tired
about / of
my small lat in the city and moved to the
countryside.
1.
A:
I can’t get used to life in
he city.
B:
on’t worry.
You’ll get the hang of it.
You have a point.
A:
Please, come in.
B:
hank you.
a.
Make yourself at home.
Feels like home.
A:
Did I miss anything at the meeting this
orning?
B:

Let me ill you in.
Keep me posted.
A:
This room is such a mess. Why don’t you
lean it?
B:

I was out of my mind.
I’ve been meaning to.
A:
Jenny and I are getting married.
B:
ow! That’s fantastic news.
a.
Here’s the latest.
Let’s get down to business.
A:
This is the car I’m buying.
hat do you think?
B:

Very true, but I disagree.
Personally, I think it’s too expensive.
Extra
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Dialogue 1
1.
What time are the tennis lessons on weekdays?
How much do you have to pay for a month?
Dialogue 2
What type of exercise has the man tried before?
When does the woman suggest the man go jogging?
Dialogue 3
5.
hy can’t the man walk?
6.
hat was he doing when he injured himself?
Listening
Listen to three short dialogues and answer the questions.
Rewrite the sentences using Reported Speech.
Grammar
1.
‘Janet is cooking dinner tonight,’ said Lizzy.
Lizzy said
‘I haven’t travelled by plane yet,’ John said to me.
John told
3.
Harry may visit us next week,’ Patrick said to Matt.
Patrick told
4.
I don’t know what time I will inish work tomorrow,’ Carrie said to them.
Carrie informed
1.
‘Did you start a new aerobics class at the gym?’ said Sally.
ask
‘Come to my oice right now,’ Mr Reynolds said to me.
order
3.
Why did you leave so early last night?’ said Jenny.
wonder
4.
Where was Jason this morning?’ Mark asked.
want to know
5.
Don’t forget to call Lisa!’ said Tim.
tell
B.
Rewrite the sentences using the verbs given and Reported Speech. Make any necessary changes.
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Complete with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Grammar
1.
A:
I think we should
(buy)
a second-hand car instead of
(buy)
a new one because…
B:
o way! A second-hand car will
(keep)
(break)
down and…
A:
et me

(inish) what I was saying! It’s
rude

(interrupt) others, you know.
Sorry.
2.
A:
’m looking forward to
(go) on that business trip next
week. I feel I need
(get) away from the oice for a
while.
I don’t feel like
(go).
Hey, cheer up. What’s wrong? You usually enjoy
10

(travel) abroad.
B:
feel too tired
11
(go) anywhere at the moment. I visited
a doctor last week but nothing seems
12
(be) wrong
with me. I don’t know how
13
(get) over my exhaustion.
A:
ow about
14
(take) a few days of before the trip?
I think that would
15
(help).
That’s not a bad idea, actually. Do you think Mr Walters will mind
16
(give) me some time of?
There’s no point in us
17
(discuss) it. Go and ask.
B.
Rewrite the sentences starting with the words given.
1.
We don’t want to visit a museum right now.
e’d rather
Most of my friends don’t like drinking milk in the morning; they’d rather drink cofee.
ost of my friends prefer
3.
’d rather stay at home tonight than go out.
I’d prefer
4.
y sister likes wearing casual clothes more than wearing formal clothes.
My sister prefers
5.
evin would prefer to buy a tablet.
Kevin would rather
Listening
Listen to a conversation between a man and a customer service
representative. What is the man not satisfied with? Tick.
The man wants to cancel his contract with Globofone
because he isn’t satisfied with…
1.
he price.
2.
the service.
3.
the fact that he doesn’t receive his bills on time.
4.
the fact that the customer service representatives are
ot very helpful.
5.
the time he has to wait when he calls the customer
ervice helpline.
6.
the fact that Globofone doesn’t have a 24-hour customer
ervice helpline.
7.
the signal.
8.
the fact that people from Globofone keep calling him
bout special deals.
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Choose a, b, c or d.
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1.
I’m fed with this weather. When is it going to stop
raining?
a.
of
.
on
b.
up
.
over
We’re terribly sorry but there’s going to be a of
about an hour.
a.
delay
.
arrival
b.
departure
.
hassle
The package tour includes to nearby towns.
a.
voyages
.
journeys
b.
expeditions
.
excursions
B.
Complete with the words in the box. There are two
extra words that you do not need to use.
massive

typical

peaceful

opportunity

handy

cruise

highlight

public
1.
The castle was . It took us hours to
explore it.
During our ten-day , we stopped at
diferent ports and saw many new places.
The museum is not open to the
yet.
My parents want to buy a house in a(n)
area. They’re tired of the noise in
the city.
The of our trip was when they
ook us scuba-diving.
6.
This holiday is a wonderful for us
to get to know Polish culture better.
C.
Complete with the correct form of the words in
capitals.
1.
This magazine is full of
or winter holidays.
ADVERTISE
I can’t come to your get-together, but thanks
for the .
INVITE
3.
fter a long with the
manager of the company, I decided to accept
he job ofer.
DISCUSS
I have noticed great in
the students’ performance these past few
eks.
IMPROVE
5.
’m not sure if my brother has made the right
,
but he’s moving out.
DECIDE
6.
et’s stop this conversation. I don’t want us
to get into another .
ARGUE
4.
I think Paris is one of the most popular
tourist .
a.
reservations
.
accommodations
b.
explorations
.
destinations
Hiking boots are when going to the
mountains.
a.
illegal
.
essential
b.
private
.
exotic
D.
Complete the dialogue with the phrases a-g. There
is one extra phrase that you do not need to use. Then
listen and check your answers.
Tom:
I want to go sailing this summer. What do you say,
guys?
ill:
It’ll be fun.
arl:
I get seasick easily.

om:
Like what?
arl:

ill:
Yes, let’s. I’ve always wanted to go camping in the
mountains, but I’ve never managed to.
om:
Camping? Hiking and rock climbing are kind of
boring.

ill:
I don’t think so. Anyway, we’ve never tried this
kind of holiday before, so maybe we should.
arl:
It’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What do you say, Tom?
om:
All right. Camping it is.
a.
Why don’t we do something diferent?
b.
agree.
c.
How about going camping?
d.
’d rather not.
e.
Why not?
See for yourself.
g.
on’t you think we’d enjoy a beach holiday more?
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Choose a, b or c.
Vocabulary & Communication
1.
The hurricane completely some buildings
in the city.
a.
harmed
.
damaged
.
destroyed
The box was too heavy, so I it into the
room.
a.
slid
.
dragged
.
carried
Eating a lot of junk food can your health.
a.
hurt
.
harm
.
injure
The girl was to see the rescue team
coming.
a.
trapped
.
abandoned
.
relieved
B.
Complete the sentences with the words/phrases in
the box. There are two extra words/phrases that you
do not need to use.
1.
The sky is overcast and there’s a
of rain in the afternoon.
2.
e called for services to come
when we saw the accident.
3.
he little girl with fear when she
heard the loud thunder outside.
4.
he rock climber used a to
climb to the top.
5.
he man survived in the jungle .
6.
ack realised a wild animal was near when he saw its
in the snow.
7.
hat time does your flight ?
extreme land against all odds footprints rope
shook possibility emergency scared stif
5.
I was lost, so I asked a(n) to give me directions.
a.
asserby
b.
ttendant
c.
bystander
The wind knocked over a motorbike in the street.
a.
tough
.
thick
.
violent
The man a large boat in the distance.
a.
spotted
.
signalled
.
floated
The baby across the room to her mum.
a.
chased
.
drowned
.
crawled
Where are you going without your coat on? It’s outside.
a.
foggy
.
boiling
.
freezing
C.
1.
Jeannie is my personal .
he helps me with a lot of my work.
ASSIST
There were a lot of at
he scene of the accident.
JOURNAL
3.
anny is the Pilates
t my gym.
INSTRUCT
4.
good should be responsible
nd skilful.
LEAD
5.
he are all ready to
egin the race.
CYCLE
6.
he game show had twelve
rom all over the country.
CONTEST
D.
Choose a or b.
1.

A:
fell down and broke my arm yesterday.
B:

a.
ou aren’t hurt, are you?
b.
h, dear!
2.
A:
You don’t look very well.
B:
had an awful day today.
a.
hat’s up with you?
b.
Are you serious?
3.

A:
couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the bear.
Don’t worry.
a.
t’s over now.
Poor you!
4.
A:
didn’t know what to do when the earthquake
ccurred.

B:
hat’s so scary!
a.
was in luck.
b.
was in shock.
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