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Common Errors in English
Paul Hancock

Penguin Ouick Guides Series Editors: Andy Hopkins and Jocelyn Potter

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Getting staÉéd


Moving around

hom. s|rangď/foEigner


TEv.l l.arel/t.aElling


tour/tnp|d natuft/úe Óunty




briĎs/bké ' conť ba.k/eÓ bácl



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schooland Yíork IdEtiÓn sludent/chilďPuPil
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tťi'rl d jobs wolk aďIike c.rpÚi6 chieímnag€..
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w.k ú'aor. Pe$onaypísnnel


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Many ofthe mistakes are illustrated. such as travel. work. What's in this book? TheŤe are ten chapters covering different areas.How can this book help you? Everyone who learns English makes the same mistak€s at first. and this book shows you examples ofthese mistakes and how to coÍrect them. prepositions and 8rammar There are also Reúew exercises to give *. education and family. so you can see exactly what people are really sýng when they make them! This helps you ro und€ntand why they're wrong' and to stop making them. Each chaptel has five sections and altosether there aře moťe than 300 examp]es of t}?ical mistakes' includinS confused words. .

You'll learn more by doing some quick study like this regularly. How to use the book . and b€cause there are not too many examples on one page.\'ou more practice in noticing mistakes and saying what you want to say correctly. you can choose any page and sPeDd a few miautes learning about those mistakes. Try looking at a few mistakes every day and see how you begin to remember them. Enioy illlrstratioD aDd then read the explanation and the other examples on that page. why is it called a Quick Guide? The explanations ofthe mistakes are short and simple. Each page can be studied on its own. I . Choose a section which interests r-be you.

Go to the Index and your own language. . Look explanations so that )'ou caťt see them' Can you remember why it's a mistake and how to correct ít? Keep testing yourself like this until you remember and aŤe ready to mov€ on to another section. Do the R€vi€w s€ction exercises and check the Answeis at the back of the book. . at the mistakes again and cover the .The following symbols are used: t a sentence containing an eror I a sentence that is not incorrect but is often y' used incorrectly a correct sentence. w te down the examples in I hope you find the book both useful and amusing! ío .


not usllal. stsangers aíe people you've neveÍ mel beÍore' People ď obeÍ nationalities are íolrigneÍs' bul bis is often used neqalively. u$lal mmn0n slrange ÍoÍei9n y'It was interesting to have class discussions with people fiom othel countries. We don't want Íoreigrels here! Í |ohn is a very usual name in Britain.Away from home l stlan9eí foreign€Í lt was interestin8 to have c]áss discussions with otheř stlan8eÍs. y' fohn is a very common name in Britain 12 . so avoid it. For maryexamples oÍ sometiing' sáy common.

l Thele were a lot of stŤan8e students in my class. . someť ng stran9é is not noÍmal aíd makes you UncoÍíorlable' sudents Írom otieÍ counbies aÍe forsign sludents' ýThere were a lot of fofeign students in my class.

it is more y'l love trav€l|ing' going on a business trsv€l Í I'm next lour slrcet řoad TÍável is uncoÚntable (wňhout d]'\ou can go on or /'ale á journey' lf you go and come back y'I'm going on afteÍ a shoÍt l'me' itš called a a tip. l' you visí á lď of diffeíent places bv bus. business ttip next ffigfit Í w€ went on a iouíney round tlre citt' bY bus. .Travel f tlavel ioUm€y trip I love travet When you aíe speakino geoeÍally. it is cálled a n y'we went on buí a bus tour Ťound the city.

X The streets betweeo Oxford and Barh are b€autifrí. oxford and Bath are ! Did you have a good voyage? Voyage is an oldJashioned wod for lonq joumeys by ship. Wih houses oo lhem Belween towns' theÍe are aoads. y'The řoads b€tw€en beautifrrl. stsEots aíe in lowns ánd villaqes. y'Did you have a good ioujnýflight? .

Here and there X I'll have to bring a lot of books with me when l ome hack to FŤá{ lhirus to $€ pla€e wheÍe you ďe speaking' t/t brought clothes lvith me when I cam€ to En8laÍd. This is wmg if youte in Brilain and ialkjÍq to someone in Btltain' You usually coíle to and h. a lot of {É .

c0m0 (back) g0 (back) YoU usually !o to and t'le bings to a difl€r€ít place íÍomtne pbc. wjreÍe you ďe speaking' .y'I'll have to take a lot of books with me when I go back to France.

o(lt a tme wien yo! will be anobeÍ place' you can Us? come and bÍln!' iÍl y' I'll have to bring a lot of books with me when I come back to ltaly. y'You must come and visit me in * . oo co Rome.I you'Íe talking lo someone 3l'.


Outside worl x I love going nafure foŤ walks in nature.ll you lovefelds and trees. . fie countsy y'I llafure is lhe WoÍld of planls and animals lhal bioloqists sfudy. Landsc{pe is normally used by arlists oÍ geooraphers' When you go to lhe counÍy you enjoy lhe beautitul scenery. y'The scenery in the Lake District is very beautiftrl. stadow shedé Í We found a camping near the toýr'n' cen!6ib. you qo Íor wall6 in lňe coUnlry' love going for walks in the country landscapé scenery camping campsitE f The landscape in the Lake District is very beautiful. A place to put a tenl is a y'We found a campsite near the town.

sňadow is made by youÍ body or your hand and is too gnall10 sit in' lf itš loo hot. . you sit in he sňade (made by ýI sÚmelhing bigger.a buildiÍg or a tÍee.I I sat outside Á in the shadow. Íbr example)' sat outside in the shad€.

y'she ařrived late at the office iň pig can nev€Í arrive lo a place' You can anive in a town oí counlry oÍ at other places' !* . y'She goes to work by car. ií Írcnt oÍ opposi!E y'I hope you'll come to Spain soon. or fuot come b You go by car' by plane' etc'. bul on ímt' y'You cán get to the hote] on íoot' arive at Í I hope yoďll YoU can YoU come in spain soon. by car mis meáns that the car aclrompanies you| You go to Work by caí (without mx etc')' 'e{ I You can get to the hotel by foot. x she aŤrived to YoU come and go in a Íoom or house' Íávelio a counÍy or toltn.Small words X She goes to work with her car. th€ office late.

.! There's a cinema in front of my house. say: ýTheÍe\ a cinema oPPosite my house. l' tieíeš a cinema on the olheÍ side ď the Íoad.

America last year.. I really love (trat ell travellíng) ' I enjoy long tÚain (yoyagesl journeys)..'. the station just in time. I'm in Ly...ome) here soon... car or '. 4 They arrived . foot? 3 I went . The locals sit in the .. Could you give me a (tourljo tnef) of the city?. 2 Áre you comin8 . ( IatelBnrg) your family with you.Review A 1 choose the coÍÍeclanswer.. Only the English sir in the sun in summer. I'm coming to Rome on abnsiness (tíipltrave|].nl.on. I hope you can (gol...vríth \rs' from lapat. #$ . B Complete lhese sentences. ... We often have (sttangerslforeignersl peopte other co Those cloties are very ( usuall commofi) in ul|tri es) stay].


over 1 6 and at univeÍsily' ln s. children in my learn teach Í My y'My school professors were ftiendly.Education . sludents aÍe older leameís. iaach you things and }ou lea.í When I started school aged seven' there w€re student chitd 20 students in my class. a . class GlassÍoom schoo] teacheÍs weie Íiiendly_ Í My English teacher learnt me a lot. .hool heíe aíe sahoo|childÍcí or iust childíon (pupil6 is moíe íoímal)' prcÍessoÍ teaGh€Í y' . there were 20 class.n liem' y'My English T€achers teacher laught me a lot. . 0nly universilies have pmíessoÉ or lecluréís' schools have téácfiéí6.

Í There The are some nice pictufes in my class' class leam is y'Thele lie dássÍoom. is the group ď people leaming' The place where you are some nice pjctures in my classřoom. & .

Work and jobs a .

g. \bu can finish some work and fien do some diÍferent woÍk' A job (árchitec! teacheÍ etc') is lie same every day. xl go to my wolk by bicycl€. l woÍk /ike a s/ayelTo tell someone youÍ po6ition al y' I work as a waitress on FridaYs.Í I work like a waitress on Fridays' lnuo lltí. Jou4 y' I go to work by bicYcle. David? ocaupalion is a íoÍmal word' usuďly used in wífing (ďicial foÍms etc')' ljsé iob' y'whatš your iob?/what do you do? . tis etc You go to wo. Í l have a good work. rrork as lfor* is uncountable. ' What's youŤ occupation.k. like neans sinilar to e. witnout my. work lob occuPatioll y' I have a good iob.

work you have a boss or a manager. í) . \ou can ha\E a chEl PrecutÚe' o| chleÍ accounťant' bu| a chie' is Usuallv lhe |eád€roÍá Inbe oÍAmencan lndians'At y'There ar€ tivo managers in my oífice. r There aíe two chiefs in my office.Companies otrte.

frnance comPaÍy' ÍI \'řork in the pelsonal department.t The labourers have asked the managers for more moneY ln industry' pay and condÍtioís are discussed by w!Íkers and managp ent' y'The !ďorkers have asked the management for moŤe moneř chiď managel woÍkar management YJort in/loa Í I wolk in a finance company' Use in 10 say WheÍe e'áďly you woÍk in a conpany' e'g' in he accounb deparínent Ío tell someone about your employeí: y' l \.Ýork foÍ . e'g' can I ask personal peŤsoínal peBonď W a y'I work in the PeŤsoínel department. Personál means connecbd wilh your plNale liÍe. The departmenl thai helps individuals at woÍk is he peísonnel depaíÍnent' .

I It buy the drinks.Money f If you pay the food. Itu have b pay someone for somethino whcn you buy it. becaus€ you don't buy things') y'lí you pay for thes€ thc food. l'lJ buy rhe drinks' g . (you can pdy he bi]l and uy ta.

usually doing physicaljobs' gď a Í€eklywage' Most people nowadaF. y'we'll have to rais€ the pfice of this pÍoduct. we say: YoU pay a y' The cost oí living is very high in London. but ií someone increases a pÍice' lhey ňbe lhe pÍice. A price Íisas when il increases.X DoctoB get a good wage. . some woÍkeÍs. especially pÍoÍessionals' get a nonl''salary' y'DoctoÍs 8et a 8ood salaiy' pay íor r Wď have to rise the price of this wa9e salaay product. rise raise price cost ď living Í The price of living is vely high in London. pric€ in oíder to have somethinu' To say how expensive a city or counÍy is.

Words that go together .

work. We do a job or sorne make an exercise. w€ mske a mistake.ffi do a mistake. we hare a m€ďin8.ko have donl We take an exam. We take a day off make an we have an interýiew. We take a course. I . We i. We donl we do an exercise. maLe an We bnve a lesson. We make a speech. we máke a phone call. We do busines mak6 do with somebody.

.. |atehastwo (jobslworks)' by bicycle. but he goes (Ío t'islÍo) Teachers get a good (salarylwcge) inlapan but the (coslprice) ofliving is also higher there. 3 I can't . an interview to test your spoken English..nake. any mi 2 If you . I My geography (prolessorlteacher) at schoolwas very nice. this exam without .. you'Il .... take oÍ have I Can you .....Review 2 A choosé lhe coÍÍeď answeř.. He's the (clri'rlboss). B completB lh€6s With .. a phone call now. that exam.. She (aughtl leaí'f) us a lot' What (do you tlol are you doing)? .. we're .I work (itrl a television compány. She works (litďas) a secretary and in a café.


when childíen 9ď physically bigger.they grow up means to become an ádult and act parcnt aelalive slÍong like one. slrict y'Your children are much taller they Ťeally have groriŤ. say: r I have many pařents in my town' pařents' otieÍ íami! You can only have two 3 y'I have many relatives in my town. To . born gÍow (up) ln English we s€e t Your children are much taler really have grown up. membeís aÍe r€laťvos' . y' l want to be a nuŤse v/hen I gŤow up.Fami Í I am boln in Madrid' his only as a past aďion' y'I was born in Madrid.

it's a physical chaÍacteÍistic' A peÍson makes childreníollow ÍUles is íÍicl' ýMy father was Very strict with us as children. 39 . iňo stsoílg.t My father was veÍy stron8with us lÍ someone is as childÍen.

Home and away 10 .

allwe go to fiy house. usé slay' ýI'm stayin8 at my frjcndt house all rest stay house home t I'm tired. you want to go homs' ýI'm tired. ýe you later I'll r€tuin home about eight.'.Í I'm Iesting at my friend's house all you'Íelired' lí youte livinq in You ÍRst when someone's house. or to }oUÍs?When you ď€ lired. I want to go home. e'g' sl. (I'1l get hom€/l'll come hom€ . ) l rll ) . ]bu only say my house ifyou aÍe choosing. 8€lum home and anive homé are Íormal' can say: ýl'll mímally you behome at about eight. at . I want to go to my house.

Guests for dinner .

ench food. y'I ]ove F.Í I really The love the French kitchen. ! The guests will be here soon. just clean the living řoom' I'll doan tidy y'I'll just tidy the living room. 's . We usuallv dGan usino waler YoU cán quickly tidy a room by putting everyhinq in ils place. (without úé) is lhe room wheÍe you cook| You say Fíench cui6inr' but you Usually say: caí kilchco kitchcn Í00d l My sister is a veíy 8ood cookei. A cooker is a machine (gás oí eleclnc)!A peÍson !Ýho cool(s is a caok. cookol cook y' My sist€r is a very good cook.

Wten you cook food in a padiculaí way.Meals X Deliciousl This is my favourire plate! y'This is my favourite dishl The hing you put food on is ca ed a ptale. itš called a dish- 4 .

/mcf and dt'nei. .' Pizza foltowed by ice cÍeam my favourite food. - that's Food is what you buy and can use to make your favouíle meal' A meal can have one' 1w0. vou ]ike some des€řt? Í Wonlá Á désen a phce tiat's all sand' e'0' t'e sáhara deserL The sweet lhing you eal at lhe end oÍ a meal is tie dessBrl' l deseň dess€Ít have breakÍast /Would you like some dessert? usually €at a bŤeakfasÍ. Í we doďt All meals are Without á (beakfast. Also. fiÍee or more co|jrsés' y' Pizza followed by ice-cream that's !latE dish meal my favourite meal. you usually say you havs brlaklast' nď eat it' ýwe don't usua]ly haYe breakfást.

. my aunt took €are of us.€ oí maÍried !o good at look íoÍ ÍoÍ bem' care aboul someone means to have Íeelinqs someone you y' lÍyoule phtsica||y Íesponsible toí Lke cáí€ oÍlhem' ' . wilh someone' but you ďe maííiedlo somebody' y' I didďt know that Anna was aÍbr look married to Paul. l l didn't know You can live that Ánna was married with Paul. x My sistel y'My P€ople is veŤy good in cooking. are good or bad at somehing' sister is very good at cooking. Garc To about také ca. my aunt caled about us.Small words X \{hen my mother went to work. .

you loot aíteÍit' lÍ you y'.. so l'm looking after his houseplants. look íoÍsomething. you try 1o fnd Ll' lf you aÍe íesponsible Íoísomelhino.r Jim's away' so l'm looking íor his houseplants. ..

home until late.. to go to univeřsity' my grandmother was very sad. very early to Bo to work and she didnl {3) . . .. . but when I was small... ..'.. us children during the day.. .I enjoyed going to her 1r.. . at my 8randmother's house for the night. with us when we behaved badly... I (l) . I cried because I wanted to 8o (ó) . She was very happy when I got married 13) ...Review 3 Complete the gaps... . When I grew 0r) . born in Lisbon. a boy who lived near her house! ( .. '... playing with childŤen. '. houses. .. sometimes w€ (5) '. she was good (lo) .... My mother had to leav€ (r) . much more than going to my other (s) . because although she was quite (e) .. and left (rr) . . .. so my grandmother looked (a) .. . Later.


Character Í I have good y'I 50 relations with my father ln politlcs' counlri€s can have good Íelationswith each othel WithÍamily and fÍiends you have a good/bad Íélalionship' have a good relationship with my father .

y'It takes Firsl you have to gď to tnow new p€ople. . AÍter hat.l new people. x he's very nice. a íe\4 days to get to know S. E veÍv nicé oÍ likeablé' y'.í I've neveř met youl sister how is she? You only ask w€ll The answeí miqm be sheš 'iďyery To ask about lhe chaÍacter of someone you íow is sie? iÍ you know heí' y'... you know hem... It takes a feií days to know ne\a people. whaťs she like? ' relďons Íelationship Í t en'oyed the party eÁv meeting your bÍother at A sympeth4lic person lndeÍstands youí pÍoblems and feels solíy for you A person - he's veŤy sympalhetic' whatš she like? syrnpathďic nice gct to kíolY whn ls t0 hke.

Describing people .

e |l. . is lhe opposil€ of l'll is sioň' y'..t My fuiend is two metres high! You can talk about a peíson's y'My íÍiendis two say someone is two metÍes láll' h€igm' but you metťes tďl! Í I'm very tall. but my mother and father are both quite small. my mother and father slnall opposib of big oí largo' The high quite shořt. mn ňave yeaÍs ď exleÍience' but you say someone is I 6 (years old).aiJ on yoÚÍ head is usually uncountable' hairs heiÍ y'My daughter is 16 yeam.. 16. are both tall Small short Í I've got brown YoU only say haiÍs' y'I've got brov/n hair. X My daughter has YoU hails íyou can counlthem' e'q' There arc L|o hai/s ín ny souplTf.

ď lrcusé|$' or lňese y'These trousers are nice. il suils you. \bu can say a pai. tousers (pluml). Íf lie colours aÍe siÍnilaílf someťIng you weaÍ YoUr y'That dress really suits you. looks good on you. X That dress rcally matches you.Clothes l tousers mrtch suit Íit cloth clothes This tlouseř is nice. size it suits me y'This is the right size ir frrs me perfectly. I This is the right pelfectly. lÍ something you weaÍ is the Íiqlrt size' you say rt lits you. # . jacket can mald! youÍ lrousers.

Í I hope I can End



cloů to wear

cloli is a piece ol malerial' People wear clolies, but lieÍe is no singulaí You have to say a dr'ss, á sultetc' ln ÍoÍÍnal language you can talk about an item oÍclothing'

y'I hope I can find some nice clothes to

X I watched a car accident yesterday.
watch also means you decide to give your atlenlion to somehing f0í some time' You Bee



somefiing even if you don't wantlo.

satý a car accident yesteŤday.

tell explain hear lislen

X He said me that I was wrong.
say wilhout me, you elc.: He said that lwas wrong,yo|J $n tatk about whal sJmeone said toyot He sakl hďlo to ne' lÍ someone gives you informatjon, you say ta told ne that l w6 wrong Íwilhout b)'
You usually use

y'He said that

I rar'as


me that I was wrong.

wrong./He told

x she explained m€

the pÍob]em.

y' She explďned the problem to me.


I oÍlen hear jazz at



when yo! hear somelhinq, you don'ldecide 1o' it just coÍnes 10 yolrears'When you decide1o give your atlention foÍ a lonqer peÍiod ďlim€, you lislen to somelhing'

often listen to iazz at home.

_.Small words l Í Peter becaus€ reminded me of the chicken in the oven' y'Peter reminded me about rhe chicken léminded ď someone or somehing' you hink ď it lhere's a similarily. you remind them atoul it. Peter renincls ne oI ny bqlher . _ lf you aÍe . e'o .they have vely sinilar faces' lí you Want to be sure someone d{resn't forgel something.

shout to him. . of t That's my friend on the other side the .I'll shout at him You think ď shoul shoul at someone when you're anory' To attÍact someone's altention. meď ouÍ secŤetary is thinkin8 aborrt leaving... lÍ you'Íe happening in your head al this moment. nobody 1o help you. t put the tent up all bY mY own litiere is yorlr own oÍ by youÍs€lí. you shoÚt lo them' t'11 y' -.. eg YtM hlk woÍied' steven' |ýhaÍ are you lhkking abouť2 lf you have a plan but you\e nď sure about it yet. you aÍe thintiío ď doing it' thinking áboot somelhinq' it is remind me about on my think about y'Our secretary is thinkng of do things on y' I put the tent up all on mY own remind .

b) l'm loolting forward ro seeing Mar) again. ' .. ffi . you. ...Beview 4 complete each s€nlence wilh these phÍases. erening and \^'e're hear/listen to going to .. person.. b) Iill has many friends she's a very.he's very .. with her boss.. 1 a good relationshiďoood relations a) BŤitain has ... ... '. him. 2 3 4 5 How is a) I don't know fimmy's wife..... Íits/suits a) You look good in that iacket... sympathďiďnice she?Mhatš she |ike? a) Trevor listens to your problems . b) Barbara has . It . . somebody cryin8! b) lack's plaving piano ar úe pub thi. It really . with Argentina now. . ... me perfectly' a) I think I .. b) This shiŤt is the right siz€....


Losing things Í Someone stole a house in London yesterday.t [ouses' rcbbeís mb banl?é and thieves íeal lhinqs írom y'Someone burgled a house yesteřdař 62 . awaÍ Burglars b(ltole I you gteál somefiing' you lake .

but you rcmind anolher p€rson to do il' b ng Í I hope I will wasb lime. .X I've forgotten my lunch at homel \ou can say lýe f. io do something. YoÚ remember me to bring y'Annette remind€d me to some cups. sleal rob buÍglc Í0Íget leáve remembeí x Ann€tte remember€d some cups. I don't want to waste rny time.ÍqotEn to bÍing nv lunch! but you léavélhinos in anďheípláce' y' I've left my lunch at home. learn a lot because don't want to lose my time. ll}1)u don'tspend yourtime usefully. you l refiind waste time y' . - .

Difficult feelings ry. .

lÍ someone oí somethino isfÍiqhEning.ausing he fuelino. like an exam)' lf someone a/}ýa]/s has a dimcut chanctel you c€n say hey are bad_temp€red' Ííighteniíg fÍightened ll€ÍYous bad!empered y'My boss is difficult to work forshet always very bad-tempered. lf you aÍe getting hefuelinq fÍom someone or somefiinQ'you are Írioilentd. lhey aíe . gel on my neÍves Í His sin8ing is making me nervous! y'His singing ll someone hás a bad habit' it can get on yo{r neívrs or aníoy or iÍÍitale you' is getting on my nerves. lleÍlotls neans worrieal and lackng confidence (usually before somefiina important.liÍld etc' y'Young childÍen are oíten frighteÍed X My boss is difficult to work for she's always very n€rvous. .! Young children are often frightening. boÍEd. boring' tiring etc'.

Lifers difficulties f The peopte upstairs are a problem. * . but il (tolerate is ÍoÍmal)' sJppoÍl means 10 hold somehing up' we just have to put up with them.. ll you have to live wÍfi sonethino you don'l like' you pul up wilh y'. but we just have to support them..

suppon with put up Í They have a bi8 difEculty with teenage son. '. TÍouble is Usually uncounlable. Please lf yo$ dislike someone very sÍongly' you y'. so you can't usé it witi lrá'y' You would say bat somďhing has cáu6éd a lď ď toublo' difficulty problem touble cause y'The new system has caus€d oftroubl€ at woik' a lot ffi . I leally caťt srand him' cantt stand or canrt bear fiem. but you cán't have a difficully.x doťt invite Robert to the paÍty. Us€ á prob|em instead' cant stand y'They have a big problem ivith theii teenage son. their YoJ have diÍlicutly oÍ diííicullies wiťl sometňino.I really can't suffeř him. X The nei{ system has made many troubles at work.

.Med cal problems Í Two people were wounded in the traffic accident' People aÍe woundeí in a fight oÍ wa! by guns or knives etc' lÍ peopleš bodies a.ť were in|ured in the tŤaffic accident. hey ďe injured' /Two people $.e damaqed in an accident.

s . lí someone has been 3ick' it usually means lhey have vomiled food fÍom lheir stomach' When someone is nď al work because ď illness they aÍe olÍ sick' but qenerally say| y'Anna has been iI| for thr€e da}'s.! Ánna has been sick for three days. were tÍesred at city tÍeat Í€c€ipt prescaiption . rEcsipl when you pay iÍ a shop' A doctor qives you á pÍe6cripťon' Pheímacy is a loímal woíd.í The do€tor 8ave me a r€ceipt and I took it to the pharmary. wounded iniurcd t The injured were cured at City Hospital. We usually say he chémistbYoU gel a y'The doctor gave me a prescription and I took it to the chemist's. People can be cured oÍ a dÍs€ase' ií the disease disapp€aÍs complelely' But all people in nospital aÍe tsoaisd by doďors' sick i Gut€ /The iniured Hospital.

Small words .

X The police are searching the missing teenager. í The man was ki|led by a knife' The mán was kjlled with a knife.ns qÍÍiceÍsearched the car Íol d/U(6. To searci someone or somefiing means to examine every part ď it to look foÍ some1hing' c'g. The clÁfo. by lhe peÍson using it' ý The man was killed with a knife. . lÍ somehing is missing' you s€arch íol' or look foÍ il' y'The police are searching for the missing teenager search s€aÍch Íor ' we Practised thro\ťing the ballat You lhÍow ď thÍolv to each other. limw something al someone aggÍ€ssively' e'q' /vercr firow stores at peqple/ ll }ou Want b be heIpÍul' you can liÍow something to somebody' kill by killwith y' She threw the ball to me.

9) diífidltyl problern it is when people are off work! ffi . Last week her personal assistant was so (t illlri. A putting up withl suppotting the other people in the ofnce. l find my woÍk veÍy l ) i ntefesteilJ intenesifig so I don't mind. gers on ny nemeslmakes me neryour with his stupid iokes. But the only thiřr8 the boss could talk about was what a big (.Review 5 choose the cořÍ€ct wořd(s). One of my ( z erýouslbad-tempeÍed person and anolher one really Lt. colleagues is a very {:) ůough.& that she ended up being B) telltedl cureil in hospital. It's the boss I real]y can't o súfferl stand. because she! always t' makinglmusing trouble.


When exactly? ila 74 Itr .

! tomolmw The conference is next Thursday the day after tomorrow. y'Your grandmother is coming next Thursday. X Your grandmother is coming on next Thursday. X we're meeting in May l8th. ll youte lalking about lhis week. y' we'ie meeting on May l8th. :. so you say on Monday in May on May on May 181i. You say in May bul on lňé'l8lh. you say l'/š lňUrsday exl ÍhuíMay is fie following week. You don't use a pÍeposilion before l8Íl nert next Thursday lhe day aÍte. lho Úoming.t ['ll see you in Monday morning.te . You sav in y' I'll see you on Monday morning. but on llonday' so vou say on lllonday mominq.

3€'!ía Íof f.Planning time .'anuary's production flfu rAŠ Tea8ets Íoř MaŤch 3 lÍow pÍ'oduď plans >É+ol\ ogpintrroi tu sday 3.H!é rsla/or I .j5 Ár5. 6!6nda is a list ď í'ngs to be discussed at a meeling' You write yoÚr appoinlments in a dia.aloD!o' IŤodrrcdoE rca'n _ .y' Án AGENDA . otheŤ business X I've put my doctort appointment in my agenda.. y'I've put the appointment in my diařy..

Í w€'ve Íeceiv€d th€ schedule for your touŤ of Germany. foÍ buses oÍ lrains and schools' People have busy sclEdul€s. y'I'm afraid the manager is busy at . limebbles ďe y'Top managers have busy schedules.Í Top managers have busy timetables. iťnerary 0cclrpi€d busy f t'm afraid the manageŤ is occupied at the moment. (e'g' an ďice)is occupied wien people aÍe an it' ftcupléd is ralheÍ íormal foÍ people' We say thev ďe busy oÍ wesaya place unavailabl4. The plan Íof travellino to many places on a tour is called an ilinéráry' agenda diary limetable schedule y'we've leceived the itineÉry for youř tour of Germany.

y'l go rkiing for two weeks durinýin .Periods of time ' ?8 I8o skiing foř the winter. duÍinďn tells rhe Winler. For tells vou how long somelhing happens you when it happened.

I She's lived here since three years. e'o' Íor Ílree yeaÉ. Use since to say when á pres€nt aďion hegan' e'g' since 1997. y' Davjd came here six months ago. y'David's been here since |uý :iř . use íor. f Dávid's been here since six months ago. since Monday'ÍotAlk about peíiods of tiíne lrow /orq]. We don'l usually Ús€ sime Wih ago' You can say either of hese. x They went to live in the Stat€s before two years. tol four days' y' she's lived heie for thrce years. To say how long somelhing happened íor .eÍore y'They went to live in the States two yearc a8o. n04 during sincG ag0 use ago.

ýeep'nq l0Í it wákes you Up)' YoU cín qo Íol a mea|in the évening (bei/Veen aboW6 pm and ]0 pm)' tie niglí' il's when you aÍe i& . llsomefiinq hápp€ns in y' We often go for a meal in the eveÍing.Night time f We often go for a meal in the night.

when you meetsomeone formally in the evenino' yoÚ say Good evéning' eveíing y' Good €vening. Mr stevens.I What time do you go to bed in the evenrnS? You Usuá]ly do hings in tne evoning. lasi night goodnight good X Goodnight. We say yesteÉay evot|itt!' which is eaílier y6st rday evening y'Did you 8o out yest€rday eveniný last night? han last nigm. and go lo bed át night' y'What time do you go to bed at Dight? nigm evoring l Did you go out y€steiday night? \h ne{eÍ 9y yesterfuy niqhtoí last evenkg. Can I intmduce you to my wife? ftoodnaght means goodb!é when you leave someone al nioht. Can I introduce you to my wife? . Mi stevens.

New and old

)í of course' everyone wants to buy the last rnobile phone.
The mobile phone wit\ the newesl developmenls is the latest mobib phone.

y' Everyone wants

ůe latest mobile phonc.


Í We

year and

bought this computer system last it\ aheady old-fashioned. last

0ld-'a3l'io''ed means bejongj'g lo aD ojdeÍ period' somethjno can be quit6 new' but ií itš
nol the lalest technology, it's out ol dale.

y' Our computel system is out oí date.


Mr Zapdos is the actud President.
Acluál me?ns real (not imaojned oí llanned) e.g. W said the bidge would cost ,4n, but fi8 á.t'ál cost nas f6m The Přesident now is he cuíont oÍ p'€se0t PÍesident' is the

out ď date


y'Mr Zapdos

current President.

acfual cuÍÍónt


They lived in Rome for a few years, but sctually they're in Pisa.
Actjally Íneans in lacl and is used to corÍect a
wÍong idea, e'g- sheš not ny wife sl]e's ny girtfÍiend, actuauy'Io say ýýhal soneone is doing now ..-

at the m0rnem




' they'ře in Pisa at the moment.


Review 6
Compleb each sentence with thesa words.



a) I'll seeyou.... the moÍning' b) She\ leaving.... Monday morning.


a) I'll check her birthday it'sinmy..... b) This is imPortant. Put it on the .'.' foť the
next meeting.

3 4 5

a) I was in Bngland .... three weeks. b) He learnt to swim .... the summer.

a) I've been working heře .... thlee years. b) H€š lived in Flance '.'. 1998.

a) . '.. and welcome b) .... I sleep well!

Goodnaohvcmd evening

to the Ro}'al Álbert HaI.


/First we had soup.Begin and end Í At fiŤst We had soup. say: . bL. 86 .'l Atíirsttelsyou howsomething itchanges and y'Át fiřst it doesn'1íinish this Waý was easy. but then it becamc difficult' For an action lial happens and Íin]sh€s before anotherone. begins.

X We spent tlvo hours trying to find the restaurant. a booMilm. At last means thal you have waited bo long Íor soÍnething' at laď fiÍally y' We waited over 25 minutes at the bus stop. a bus came For the lasl oí a numbeí oÍ acllons. At last. €íd eíd ' Át last' I wi[ end my talk with in the some statistics.g. íinally' I will end mY talk with statistics. ora holiday lf a sÍfualion chanqes and ends in an unexp€cEd way' you cán use in lhe end' You can only say at of y' we spent two hou$ trÉg to find the Íestaurant. some . In the end' we went at fiÍst fiíst at lhe home. use y'Finally. tio end (oÍ b€glnning) sometfinO. At the end we went home. e.

.. or AÍlarwards. . Áfter*'ards' we went for a if lhe sal'e y'Áfier switching the li8ht on' I closed the curtains. and past tenses as usual. iave to Us€ boťl subjects iÍ they aÍe diffeÍ aíleÍ that y'Áfier I switched th€ li8ht on. w€ went for a piŽŽa. afbrwaÍds Í We saw a really good film. afleÍ You lie sentence' '. After' AfteÍ talking about one action' intÍoduce y'We saw a reďy good film. anoiheÍ witl Aítor list. sUá'l?atdoes bďh actions in AÍlcÍ.One after another Í Afier switching YoU can only Use the li8ht on' the computer stopped working. the comput€ř stopped working..


q) .

lf tlÍngs happen to make you chanoe plans' y' In the end we decided to cancel it. After ď. y' Goodbye.afteÍ all. us? itl. tlme albr all in the end liis y'Í doťt think Daniel should be allowed out late .. I'!l come back again aftel Ío say how lono b€íoíe something will happen in the fl'lure. Altď all means you shouldn't fo0et impodam point: !ÝeÍe so many probl€ms with we ií .. decid€d to cancel it.. I'tl come back again in úree weeks'time. (tmB). x There booking the holiday. ..Í Goodbye. he's only 16.

Saying more .

FuÍthermole. fie verb (bul aíler y'saÉh speaks German alm spealc French. it would have cost advantaSes. sh€ lhe erd of a senEnce.f Sarah speaks German well. ffi .. Furthermore. Atso UsJally comes beÍore to bel.. you can Use l0o 0í also x Great! sallťs coming to th€ party. what\ morq she's bÍinging lane! Whatš moít . She speals French also. A1 \Ýell. When youle sp€ákinq to use infoÍmally' it's better y'Greatl sally s coming to the paŤty. she's bringing lane! tuÍÚrenlore is Uséd in moÍe foÍmal language to inlmduce anolher ideá' íllalhg'rn0íe rYhat'5 molE y' The proposed bridge would be more efl'icient.

Opposite ideas )í Your mothert startins to look old. y'. ca An aíqumenl does have two sid€s' ' but we say: ' on úe other hand. she\ 'lill beauliÍu'' . shet still beautitul. On the other side.

a Despite of the problem. allhough links opposite ideas i/' one settence y'Álthoúgh the film was too lon8' I did enjoy it. we can't he]p. .stand your Problem How€veÍ..lthough I did enjoy it. bÚt ltš é.Í The fiIm was too lon8.'. . A. ..a It's a nice car. y'ln 0r you can say: spite of the pÍoblem' we .rjpe'gve Horr€ver (more íormal) goes with olheÍ hand althouoh howaYer y'We unde. we managed to frnish on time. howeÝel iti on the expensive. Use but in infoÍmal language: /tŠa nice car. Don't usé ď after despito' lie second opposile idea in anďher senlence' despite in spite ď y'Despite the pÍoblem' we .

oher thing to hapgen. t This knife is to YoU can Use clt meat. a. lJse so (wih liát means to do one lhinq becáuse yotl want s0 that y' My mother spilt ketchup on my dress. lÍ you Waol lo say úyyou do somefiinq' use íor doing do' nď Íoídoing. y'This knife is for cutting meat.whv? x My mÓther sPilt ketchup on my so dress so thst I had to wear a different one.) bďoÍe it)Íor a resJÍlthat peÍhaps no_one Mnted' so to do X I came here for leaming Inglish. io y' I came here to learn English. is used foÍ íor doino to explain wiat somelhing . so I had to wear a difierent one. a comma (.

{ ..

it was cheap.Beview 7 A conect l lhe woÍds in ÁÍÍrJfwewent to iblics' iÍ neceesary. and aÍ ldsÍ ther€ is the question of cost' I'm goin8 to France ifi thÍee !r'eeks' ifne You shouldn't expect her English to be good afer al| she's orrly been leařning it for a year. 2 l wenl lo lown (íoř doing lo do) my shoppin|o. We spent an hour waitttgfot abw. btying |t. but that wasnl the reason (ofl for) l My PC crashed.use it's (Ío 4 punch holeslfor punching holes). 3 This is called a hole-punch. At the end we decided to walk. bec. (Jolso Íl'al) I called the helPline. Yes. . a plb and aftenva swe 2 3 4 5 went to a disco. B chooso the coÍr€ct answer. Those ale al] the practical problems.


ln the middle? Paď ďmde and Ítrsr{ sinpla cmťnuous siaťYe r'rrbs and continrots x I woŤk in scotland this week' y'I'm working in Scotland this weckThisiemporary activity willfinish afler a period of time. undeEland somelhinq is peÍmanent' l]se píesenlsimp1e' llse paslcontnuous when you need lo saythatsomefiing happened in lhe middle ď the aclion. y' I was living in ltaly wh€n I met my $'ife. Then I came here. f I'm understanding this grammar now. so use present conlinuous. For lwo paý aclions after each othel use 1wo pasl simples' r/I lived in Italy íor two yeals. . To y'I understand this grammar now.

someone's job' use /What do you do? . 1&t . computers. €'0. Íhe present conlinuous heÍe describesWhatis happening at the moment' ForpeÍmanenl routlnes.I sell computers.selliflg f What are you doing? _ I'm s€lling presentsimple.

lie past.. Foí lr]i|e including ihe past and present. use pr€sent perfuct' .\ince Váy.. use pastsimpte. since t998. . y'. for three 1i'r' You sáy íor a peÍiod oÍ tiÍne and since a poim in time' years.Past and present Í I've been in LondoÍ yesterday' in Totalkabouta parlicutar lime y' I was in London yesteŤday.. f How long are lÍ you pu in Cambriil8e? y'How longhave you been in Cdmbridge? Since May.. say HoW lorp are you in Canbidge? you arc 1alking about tjme that includes the fuluíe' e'g' Until May. X I've lived here since three years. .

. y'I've b€€n Ío descÍibe aclivity oveí a peÍiod of lime' Use continuous' painting all afternoon.í I've been paintin8 three rooms todaý To say how mích you have done. Use present peíect simple' y' I've paint€d three řooms today..

Changing habits




came to Bngland in 1986. I used to dŤive on the left.
lf you used to do somelhing, it's a pasl habit that you don't

do any more,

y' I used to drive a French car, but I sold it.
lf somelhing was once a diÍficuli change' but fuels normal


no\ý' use to be useal to + ing.

came to England in 1986. I'm used to driving on the left.


Brazil people are used to drinking


lot of

fuain, use pÍesenl simple to talk aboul peopleš usual Way ď life.

y' In Brazil people drink a lot of coffee. |J* to be u,ed t0 úing only when fieíe is a chanqe lhat

y'I caďt drink

makes life difficult.

coffee here in ln8]aÍd because drinking Brazilian coffee. I'm used to


win' going

b aŇ qÍesflli Gonliíud's as luhlÍo :
+ pres€nt


it means you aÍe deciding úe plan al the momenl you aÍe speďinq. lJse a píesent tense aíleÍwhén to lalk about will foí lhe ober futuÍe action' t'lJ speď to him' . l'11 speak to he fufure' llse y'Wheo he arrives tomorrow. tie plan fie people youí head) but This means you've decided not have aÍíanged it výith mal in Lisfun yet' y' I'm visiting our Lisbon offrce next week. he Í when him.ill arrive tomorrow. he v. FoÍ plans you have already made' lieíe are (in tvýo possibililjes: y' I'm going to yisit our Lisbon office next week.t I'll visit our Lisbon office next week! ll you use will lo talk about íufuíeplans. y'The phone's ringing. This means you've deíinitely ďranqed tne visit wih people in Lisbon.I'll8et it.

you would meet him. y'If lJnless youte extremely optimistic. so you should sav: Í lf I will You I'll give him your message. you came. t'd (would) buy that car see him' y'lf It's not very likely. you would meet him. you probably mean: win the lottery. .lÍ il. ooidlÚm'k t When I I I win the lottery. seílence' y'If Úsé will mustl't use will atbr lÍ' llse a present tense and lhen in the olher part of the I see him. I s y'lf other part of If you would come. won the lottery.I'llgive him your message...I'll buy rhat car.I'll buy that car. Don't Use would afteÍ il Use a past lense and woíld in lhe be senlence.

lf you had phoned me last week. I would told you./ . Use past peíecl. I would have Úw\ WŇi /ů&.f y' If you phoned me last week. and $ould have (done)inlhe olheí part oÍ the sentence' rold you.B @ter^- WW : g@!. When imagining a diÍfeÍenlpast' you need moÍe han the pasl simple.

5 ['ve just spoken to lim. He's corning to dlnnet on Saturday night. 2 what do you do? Ill' worting in a bank.Review B Aí€ these veňs co]Í€ďl lÍ not Glrect them.Ll hat e toldyott. I /or.I'lI meetlhe company president at 10 o'clock on Tuesday. 6 I've just checked th€ sched!|e. I . ''ie 3 we've seen a]] the tonrist sights yesterdař 4 she's interyieýled II people so far this morning. 1/ in London foÍ a couple of months. 7 \ďe'll m€et you at the aiportwhen you uill 8 9 IÍ they would offer me theiob. If I had known. I would d€finitely accept it.


You mustn't get this wrong! Dohl have to/nust .iudlhaw Mt stt't be/can't l b b .

lÍ you canl choose. means lhal something isforbidden' lf someťÍngis y'That caďt be Richard hef in America. x That mustďt be Richard l'lrsln'l not possible' use he's in America. say: y' You musuťt/can't take Photos in the gallerý X I must to go home soon. yesterday' Í I must go to the doctor\ The pasl ď must is had to' y' I had to go to the doctoÍ's yesterday. nignt). y' I must to home soon. Don't use to aÍter muBl (or oher modal verbs' e'g' can't should.I You dont have to take photos in the gallery lf you don'l have lo do somefiing' you can choose whetheÍ you wanl lo do it or not. y'You doďt have to come if you doďt want to. - cán't' t* .

Do you or would you? I likell't' ike PÍďaI/nttEI sB .

fruit juice? I like apple juice. I like some fiuit iuice.. please. wih preígr' Usé to' y'l prefer milk When you aÍe comparing two lhinqs to cream. raliď . use vrould liké' I I prefer to walk today. il means always' gÉnenlly. y'ťd like some řuit juice. Would you like apple or orange? ofleÍing oÍ askino íoísomething now. and prefer togethel Í I'd ratheŤ prefď You can't Ús€ y'I'd Íather worlJl'd prefer to work with Anne. Use wwld pr€íer' y' I'd prefer to walk today. . to work i{ith Anne.Really! How nice. lf you y' Do Wh€n pu like liké something. Í I prefer milk than cream. lpreÍer meansalwavs' oenerally' tol one paíticular de( ision.

but you don't know wha1the Íesult wi|l be' use lry + -ing'oU t ed taking an aspirin? .toing Í My boss told me l must stop to sleep at wolk' This means you st0p doing anofieí áclivily. i' orderIo sleep' y'My x y' I worked for most of the niSht . boss told me I must stop sleeping at work..' b dol.To or -ing? Sbp. the Please I€membeÍ lo€kin8 You remember doing door y'Please remember to lock the door. somehing af[ewads Beíue' sAy: x Have you tried to take some aspiřin? y'Have you 9 This means vou don'lknow lÍ can oo rl' ltsomelhinq is easy.I just stopped (woÍkin8) to sleep for two hours. Mnqnbet W 1 sllggest + -ing' saggest írat .

.lí The doctor suggested taking lf you exercise. suggesl doino somďhing. you aíe oíe of be people y' He sugtested that I (should) take exercise.

lí I m very happy seeing you.) ďe íollowed y'She wants me to go. y'I'm r. folloťed by ln' and prepcilioB are always ÍollowEd by dďng' y' I'm interest€d in taking this exam. b do. X She wants that next by Happy is an adjeclive.x I'm inteÍested lÍtcí€3bd is to t6ke this exam. Adjectives are usually follou/ed by !o do. VéÍbsfollowed bt a person (ne. T . yo{r' . I go.ery happy to see etD.

t I enioy to swim in th€ sea. some veós are UsuallyÍollowed by dolng| enky.Í l pIomised helpin8 him. agree. refuse nanage y'I promis€d to help him. dectde. some verbs aíe Usuallv followed by lo do: pronise. spe l tÍre. finish' keep' avo|d' pqchse y'I enjoy swimning in the sea. hope. í{' .

tseen They don't go between a verb and objecl.Word order Posfion ď rdt erb6 Adverbs can be of lim€ (Íoday)' íÍequenc1(ofre')' quanlity (yery nuch) and plŤe (in the garden). y'We have many tourists in Ibiza. Th€y X she(@ii} .áye and bďore x l@6Ía. They don'lgo beÍore They g0 aíteÍ. both: They qo beíore 0r aÍleÍ them x rneyfr!(ri. rz I like dancing very * . play tennis often. it. d0n't0o bďore íobe: ftey /She go afler lo re| is often ill. theverb: y' ] have never se€n it.) X We haverin [ (many tounsrt /They /They l I lil€Gřiň-uíň dancingr- often play tennis.


. ....... especially lndian' ealing/to eat like 4 a) I stopped. but you . going. itt - a secret. don't have to/muslÍl't 2 3 b) You lik€^/vould a) You can take this exam if you want.. . to ballet the way home? classes when I was a child... your left hand I know it's dificult.. most Íoreign l"ood.'. b) we walk€d for 4 hours and then we stopped '. b) Try .. . ffi atbt . b] l ..{o 0o a) I remember . veÍt ÍoÍm.. a) 1.. an ice-cream please. tell anybody about this. this shampoo? It's really nice.. to the supermarket on 5 to usďusing a) Have you tried .Review 9 choosé lhe 1 clr€ct ..... . b) Did you remember . . . meat when I was 21. . .


Good and well loolýeíy EMagh slMhlso Adjeclives and adverbs .

. enwn thajíŠ y'Are you hungry mough to eat all this? X Your house is such tidy. y'Your house is so tiď. sÚch + adjective come .Í Your Too + garden is too beautiful. Í He works slow.4flernouns' use so + adjeďive' . adjective means lheÍe's a pnbl'en This soÍab too big to y'YouÍ gaŤden is very beautiÍÍlyes tell you how someone is' looks' or séems' r4dyeÓs1ell you how someone does soÍnething' y' He works slowly. YoÚ sáy someone is slow . X Are you enough hungry to eat all this? Bli Enough goes bďore nouns: e'oqh nolvy.eíore tlre noln they descíbe' it goes after adieďves: enough' biq enough' 'U'Úry y'You have such a tidy hous€.

Good and better GofiÉa'ď't€ ďld 6''F.ffiu &ivcs .

e'o. r/ Hďs much tďlď than I am. !€ry l24 but much beÍoÍe comparalives. e'o' comÍoÍlable' intercsting'use comf ortablé. . l]se véry with adjectves. y'l Donl use more and -eÍ togelher' need a smaller car. X I prcfer this car it's comfortabler' y'l Wilh long adjeďves. moÍé inlDlesting' fioÍe prefer this caŤ it's morc comfortable.X Everything is more cheap in this shop. t He's very taller than I am.a . x l need a more smalleř cal. To compare shoít adj€{tives' e cnsap€Í' biggEÍ' smallg!' 'g' cheap' bjg' sÍnall'gá\ y' EverFhing is cheÉper in this shop.

Much or many? ulrklhule Íea .hdrlá lot ď =m= 1?B .

Problems with it. lhe opposlte oÍ many is M Í My new computer has been gÍeat a f€w A Í€w means quile á lot' Few means not enough' or less than you expecled.Í Ther€ were vely little people on the train today. - I've had lí He has mu€h money. Do you have much work to do A lot of can be uséd wifi negatves' queslions and in po€ílve todý y' He has a lot of money. - I've had y' My new computer has been great few problems with it. use il in neoatives and Don'1 use m ch questions. in Do6itive senlences. Lilťe Wilh p/uňl nfllrs means snall. e'g' Look at those loýely e'g' 'ltle l'|c dogs' Litllo with U'counláble nouns means noÍ muah' very ftne Íree tjne foday Witň countable nouns' lew y'There were very few p€ople on the train today. y'He hasn't got much money. &t .

A and the AÍť.L8 & .

. y' we had good weathď yesteŤday.x There's a piogramme on TV about th€ do8s. r We had a good weatheÍ yesterday' You canl us€ a before w€alier and ofieí common uncountable nouns such as advice. lr{ťloltthe' would y'TheŤe's a pro8ramme on TV about dogs. Use no a.l.iness.Íffinafdn' perni$]on' acco n nodatton and fun ttu re. y'Life can be difficult sometimes. ln English we don'l use lie íor ab6tsac1 ideas such as /líq half.icle. love. Í The life can be difficult sometimes. Í Chris's mother went to plison to visit him' lf someone ooes to prison' they aÍe a cÍiminal (a studenl qoes to univsrsity or to scnool)' lÍ you visit he building but don't íeceive pÍison (lhe univeÍsity or lhe school)' lhe seNice. you go to !i! y' Chris's mother went to the p son to visit him. be about doos in general. A TV pÍoqramme Tlre dogs means some parliculaÍ doos. Wrk" ir.

Too many words! ilqÍÚtnc Pio''o'Ir8 Ío úé caů ti ffi .

y'My brother likes football. y' This is the book which I boughl. not an adjeclive. lf vou use which to give infoÍmalion about soÍnehing' you don'1 need to say it.( This is the book riřhich I bou8ht it. You can't use lwo neqalives (nobody and can't)ioqelheí it would make a positivel r/ Nobody can fly. Agreo is a veab. TB . so you don'l need befoÍe it b be l a9Íee.t Nobody caťt fly. . don'lneed to say he atler you've sód my bmlhet' Í I'm y' agree. x My bŤotheř You he ]ikes football.

1 I like yow house . ffi . 5 I think you are agree? car 6 Those dre lhe CD< which you lent me them. 'l he money isn'l úe mo5l lmporlanl lhing in life but it helps! I'm going to travel for a year bďore I go to the univ€Ťsity.Beview 1O A coÍ]ect the mistakes in lhes€ sentences. 3 He gave me an advice on buying a 4 My parents they never 8o out. 3 Do you think the room is enough warm? 4 My salary is more higher than it used to be. UndeÍline it. 5 I've got much work to do todaý B one WoÍd in each s€nlence is unnecessary.iti too big. 2 I can't believe that you can read so quick.


ing /o:ft! .. he's only I5. Aftet that' aÍteÍwa]ds/ojft'wádz/ p88 agenda I we had lunú.actuál /EktJUel/ p83 The acfual cost of ťhe bridge ý9as acfuálly /ěktJuáli/ p8] '6rn' It look s/nall but actually it\ quite bi& after all /o:fierJÍ/ P91 He caÍ't dňýe' AÍer all./a' b & I liked it.iÍl/ p88 AIter seeifrg the aÍter that We saw a fln' ýe ate. He ako speak'Ihai. /]:lÓeU/ p95 ťhe flň ý..íseiJ/ p93 although Altho sh Iafl speak French. ffi .e slept' /ád5endá/ p76 Here's the agend!] foÍ the meetifi* ago legaul p79 got this compuťer sk fior1ths ago' also /.. AftefuaÍds i. aÍter .. /o:f(á čEt/ p88 ýle ate' flm.

boín /b. it was easr' but then it ýasn't. last /et lorsv p87 at lhe end /at ói end/ p87 we wentho e at the enA of the fln át the moment /et óe maumánt/ p8] They're bving ifl Rone aÍ th? mondl' bad-tempered /bed lempéd/ p65 Shet 5o a gy a11d bad tefipeÍed.nyselÍ l'n my oýr11 boss! bÍing /bÍr]/ Pló l'tl bÍins it l1'ith me Á.hen l cofie bacÍ. a bus came.oÍk ÍoÍ .leÍa'v aÍl p22 she aÍÍiyed at the ofire at alrive ď 4 pn' at first /át f3sý p86 Ať frst ď l waited an houÍ' At last.d p38 boss /bDs/ p30 I i. burgke /brg3l/ p62 .

nt cause třouble /kJrz tÍ^bev p67 chief /rJijt p30 child /tJa The chongu have causen a ht oí tÍoubk. . Can you cill latet? buy /bar/ p32 I'll buy the hy w ťÍaifi. d/ p2ó TheÍe are ofrIy 16 chiaÍen in heÍ chss. she\ the íhieÍexacunye oí a conPan/. p22 canpsik. can'l stand /kont stěnd/ p67 I can't stand that man! He's aýÍu caře about /keÍ abauí p46 I arc about the e ý'irrftfr. camping /kempr!/ p20 we ýe1t Únping in haly' camÍrsite /krcmpsalt'/ p20 We spekt the night at a she goes to school ka dÍillj.busy lbnil p77 I'n afiaid he\ busy.

come back /k^m bEk/ pl6 I' come to /k^m ia/ pl7l22 l came to tlis @ rltlf l. cooker /koká/ p43 \r''|e'!e corne ba. cloth /klDe/ p55 Here\ a cloth' c1'a11 the windoýs! clothes /kléÚĎz/ p55 He lik?s deíigneí clothes. There\ 4o ýýateÍ. clean /kliin/ p43 I can't clea the caÍ.k Íor11 the pany at ten' got a za' cook"Í' . cook n(Uk/ p43 I'fi qu'ite a goor1 ínok./ith no moÍey.class /klčs/ p27 TheÍe aÍe te\ oÍ us ifl the English class' T9ýo classroom /klo:srum/ p27 new classÍro s haye been built. common /komán/ pl2 Iohn k a very comnon nane.

dospité /dlspad p95 Despite the rain. we had a good time. des€íl lóezAÍl p45 The deseÍt is hot and duý. desso.cost oÍ living /kost áv llvlÍ]/ p33 The coý oÍ liying is 1)eíy high.I'n 4etti g Íať. cuře /kjue/ p69 Those pilh hale íuÍeá fre! cuřÍent /k^Řní p83 KLthy Freeman k the cuÍrent champio1|.! This is ny falo1lÍik dish! /du:/ p35 Haýe you done lhe \. dish /dr! p44 do Deliciou.t /dlať P45 No desseťt for I n rite in iry lliary e1./ashi g? ffi . diary ldaÉil p76 ne . diÍÍiculty /dlfi kalti/ p67 He n os havins difrallr/ bÍd|thing.ery day.

duÍing /djuán{/ p78 I take two ýeek oÍíduing Auzust. Íil lÍltl p5a k doesÍ't Jit ' t's a bit bis. l ýi\l e d nly talk ýith She evening /irv rll p80/8I we ofte go foÍ a y]alk in explain /rksplen/ p56 the eýenifrg a jokt. food /fud/ p43 Íor lfx|/ p7a I'n 4oing to Balj foÍ ťwo week'' tor doing /fa duxd p96 Thb knife k foí cutting freaL . Íirst /f3:st/ p86 Ílight /fla'ť pl5 ouÍ Íight took off lale. finally /famali/ p87 Finally. erplained ne probbn.

ffi . Ío]5ignor /foÍlná/ p12 we're all foreignerc soney]heÍe./ people here.htened in ďowded places. ntains yeÍy íÍightefiing' ÍuÍthe]mor€ /f3ňam3í p93 h's expensiye.ÍoEign /fonÚ/ pl3 qord hB a lot of foreisn students. F ÍrheÍnoÍeit\ uely' rtnd high no get on my néÍvés /get Dn mar mivzl p65 yoÍ1t sil. Í]ightening /fÍalten{i p65 I Íorgotten to blins my lunch.ging is +efti g o11 fi/ nefles gď to know /get te nau/ p5r vou h! e to get to k11o!. Íorget /feget/ p63 I'ye fÍightened ffraÍand/ p65 I set Íi. go /geu/ pl7 I'm going to Fntnce next !r'eek.

go back /geu

I'm goin{back to my hr good at /gud atl p46




Bob is ýery good at cooki,1g.

good evening /gud l.vnut/ p8t
Good eleiing. HoN are you? Goodnight. sleep v/ell.

goodnight /gud nalt/ p8l
gÍow /gÍáU/ p38
You're 50 taIl! How you'ýe


grow up /qráU
/hee/ p53



hairs /heázl P53
have /hev/ p35

There are sone hairs in ml souq!

were hfuine a fieenng ofl satuÍd..y. have b]€aKast /hev bÍeklbsv p45
I haye bÍeakfast 1|ery eatly.

héar lhial p57 I heaftl abndsi gisg. high /ha{/ ps3
That mour}taís i5 5,0N fietres high.

homé /háUm/ p4| I like cofii g hone aÍlrf a houaa/' housé /haus/ p41
My house

buih 1N yea6 ago.
't help.

howovor /balreve/ p95 l usdetstLnd. Hoý]e'reÍ, I ca

I'w ben i1l for week. in Íront oÍ fr^nt áv/ p23 There\ a tree^n fÍont oí the wisdoý' in

ill ltll



/'nd3ed/ p68

she ýas isjureí] in the


in May /m mer/ p75
we'Íe on holiday

in spite ď /m spart av/ p95




I{e enjoye,l it in spite of the rain.

in tho end /tn ói end/ p87l9r

lt ýa' Íai\'ing ln the end ýe didfl't 80. in ... time /n ... talm / p9r l'll cone bac* in ttuee week' nrne. itinořary /alttmťeÍi/ p77 HeÍe\ the'itinerary fot yolÍ tÍip. iob l&nbl p29 what\ fouÍ job? what do you áo?

ioumoy /d33Íli/ Pl4
joÚney takes

t\ao houÍs by .4r.

kill by /kl ba/ p71 He was kilka by a drunk.
kill wiih /kll wň/
He was

ki en úth a knife. kitchén /kÍJáď p43



sua y eat in the kichen.

landscape /lEndskep/ p20
Likes to

paint bndscaPe'


/lo:st/ p82

We'ye sot ose left. This is the

hst one.


last night /lo:st na / p8l WheÍe werc you last Íight? lďest /leltast/ p82 This k the latest model lt\ just anived. younzeÍ thafi fie! . tu1cher learn lbr'l p26 I leadt a lot fiom my nusn leave /li:v/ p63 I'ye Iď tlf lunch at home! listen to nlsán t3/ p57 I Lbtened to the Íadio. where k make /merk/ p35 I flever inake mistakes. managsmént /m€nld3mánt/ manageí /mEnld3á/ p3o My ňanagel is p31 The ňanagernenť agred to paf them. he? look Íor /luk fe/ p47 I'rn lookiry íoÍny dog. look aÍter /luk o:fta/ p47 I'll look aÍer the dos Nhen you'Íe away.

married to /merid ia/ p46 Anna's martied to a Fíenthrna . next Thurcday /neks. mďch /mĚtj/ p54 My ia. o3lzdi/ p7s nice /nars/ p5l night /nalť p80/8r He often wakes up in the nishť occupation /okjupelJán/ p29 whar\ your occupation? occupied /okju:pard/ p77 Room 4 is occupied at the onení . wi neruous /n3. She's coming nert ThursAay.véý pó5 He's too neryou| to biýe abÍoad.ket and nouseís atch' meal /mirl/ p45 you stay Íor a neal? natuíe /neltIe/ p20 Po unon is dadagíne to nafuÍe.

on ÍÚonday /Dn m^ndel/ p75 on my own /Dn mal éon/ p59 on tho otheř hand hend/ p94 /on ói I'm oa. I'm haPpy' ofl on lonl p22 He soes to work oí íoot' opposite /opesrt/ p23 Lt out oí date /aut ev house is oppÉite the Park.old-Íashioned /auld feJenď p83 Her clothes are so oa-Íashioned! on May í8th /on mel ói eÍino/ p75 The muting\ on Maf I8th. d€It/ P83 This eonputer is usebss. pařent /peáÍJnt/ p38 |/' paÍefrts dre both Íron scothnd. It\ out of date.^če the otheÍ hand. ffi .

plďé /plelť p44 Be careÍul .pay Íof lpel fel p32 Í'ořsonal /p3:sanal/ CaÍ I ask p3 you a peÍsonal quenion? l Íreřsonnel /p3Š. Professot Joses tauxht me at u |ýeí haýe a pÍoble ýith theiÍ sos.dos't dÍop those plates! prgscription /pÍJsknpJáď p69 Take this prescnpnofl tu the chemist\. . pÍoÍossor /pÍJfese/ p26 pupil /pjrlpél/ p26 The pnmaÍ. clasl has about 30 pupik' pÚt up wiih /pUt wlč/ p67 ^p youhaye to put p ýith pÍobbr./orks in the pelsonnel department. problem /pmblem/ p67 Th.nel/ p31 she ý. pÍicé/pÍals/ p33 The prie oÍÍood k eoing up.

e a good Íebnofiship n ith Ted' Elative /reláhv/ p38 Us. řemind me oÍ /Írnamd mi av/ p58 ffi .mPmb.raise /ÍeI' p33 I asked my boss to raise my salary. ýidň' Íemind /Ímand/ p63 I've got rclitives in the Remifld me to call Josie latet.reá tÓ Š. Íemind me about /Ímand mi ebaut/ p58 He Íerntnded fie about colleíti11s lohn' This Íenind! fie of ouÍ líst holiday. Íemembér/Ímembá/ p63 I í. Íeceipt /ŤIsiť p69 I'ýe paid but I hayen't had a rceipi Íélations/nleljenz/ p50 spain and Italy have gooa rchtions. ]elationship /íleIJaďIp/ p50 I ha1.tth.

rcst /rest/ p41 l i. get salary /sElari/ pl3 l Paid a moflťhly salarf. say /ser/ p56 He said that I wíL' ýro g' scenery /sirari/ P20 The scenery 1n the Alps Top k y]onderÍul. ]oad /ÉUd/ p15 The roarlto !1ay' Chano i. fob |Ínbl p62 They robbed so tiftd' 1just íenen !]ll rise lmtzl p33 PetÍol Ptices are tking closed. schedule /JedjuJ/ p77 seářch /s3ÍJ/ p7l seařch fo] /$xJ nanagers haye busy scheílules' The police sdtrched the teenagers fá/ p7l eýerywhere Iol their They seathed úL .

sincé /sns/ p79 she's lilea here sifiťe 1999' smáll /smclu p53 Mf caÍ\ ťite srnall. shade {erd/ p2l It's too sick. so I mised the ýai. kt's sit in the shadow {adau/ p2l shade. . so /sau/ p96 I pt thele hte.see /sii/ p56 I síW aÍ accident. Stop it!Don't sho t at me! /srk/ p69 sick I ate sofltething bad and i. shoň /lc:t/ p53 shout 4auv p59 she's quite shoÍt - about 1'5 metÍes. so that /se) s det/ p96 I ýent upsn]irs so that l coua be alone. she sltt in the shadovt oIrhe ho se.

My fLther /stmÍ]/ p39 ýd' a ýery stÍong 4n' student /stju:dánt/ p26 Most studenx lite away from hone.r. He's elý herc' stoet /stril/ pl5 The statiot'' at the efid oÍ ouÍ stť@t' strict /stnkt/ p39 gtÍong My father\ s''i. strange /strendý p13 He's a bit straflge. I haýe to stay in.stay /ste/ p4r I ýay?n at fry They síole ďeal /stij/ pó2 funa\ house lnst night '2. stranger /strelndsá/ pl2 He's a stranseí. It suits you. support /sepcx/ p67 Millio11s supPott MLfrchester Ufriteď r5i . suit /sjuÍ/ p54 That dras looks great. I don't like him.000.

l keř avl p4ó také caíéoÍ Hel rnl onry son .n]ke caÍe of him! ^elk take /te ď p17 I'm taking hin to kaly.'s almoý ťwo rnetes tall. tell He toa fle that I i'as ý/rcng ^el/ I p56 the counřy /če k^ntÍi/ p20 tho day aÍtéltomoÍÍow so foÍ bfi{ walks in the coulltlr. she teaches chernistry at a giÍls' school.sympathďic /slmpe€et'k/ She p5 itas very srypatheic about it. teach tiitl/ p26 teacheř /d{á/ p26 He's a t acher 4t a s?Íofldary school. . tall /brl/ ps3 H. take /terk/ p35 she's takisg heÍ ?:xarns next week.

l rne! throw to /oÍeu te/ p71 lidy lÍaldil p43 whatamess!Ca you rib your timetable /tamteůal/ p77 Íoorn? Haýe you íot 4 trai tifietabb? to do /t3 ďr:/ p9ó I cane to England to lcarn English./óá del o:fta temDFU/ p75 l'll see you the day afteÍ tonotroý' think about /€r]k ebaut/ p59 l'n thiflkins about bst nighťs notch. B oÍ cha|sing think oÍ /0l1nk ávl p59 Ihthinki ny job. tour He went on a toul Íoultd orford' ] Ioýe nayellin* /tua/ p14 travél /trevál/ p]4 ffi . thrcw at /oráU át/ p71 Thef thÍew \tones at the windoýs' Thro'ý/ the ball t.

iť's weL p51 woÍk /w3''k/ p29 I ýatteá y/oík at the a4e oÍ 14.n goi.]s to PaÍis on a business ťlip' třouseřs /tÍauzás/ p54 usual /juJuál/ pr2 l'l] have my Áual dnnh wage /werd3/ p33 I think I'l|wear my sreen tro sers. whatš moro whatb she lik ? /$Ťts Ji: lalk/ Your sister? What's she like? /wots mc/ P93 h's coa. .t€at tdp /tÍp/ pl4 /tri:t/ pó9 The doťtot\ treanng ne for back pain' I'. waste timé /welst tam/ p63 I don't yýant to ýýosťe my lime. please' l seť paid weeHy' My y]ase isn\bad. what's frorc. watch /\*DtJ/ p56 We watched the'rV last night.

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