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Revision Exercises

I. Read the following text! Approximately one airline passenger in every thousand arrives their destination to find that some or of their baggage has not arrived with them. For many passengers this means a wait hours or days, . the missing item is being located. Others have to resign themselves to the fact that their bags are actually lost and, as the days turn weeks, they have to face the fact that they are unlikely to ever see them . To prevent loss, or at least assist recovery, passengers are urged make sure that identification tags are secure and up-to-date, an itinerary with addresses is enclosed and that bags are distinguishable others. Airlines recommend the use of coloured tape made specifically this purpose. Lost or delayed luggage actually costs the worlds airlines over 6 billion pounds per year. They get some of this by selling those lost items which are never claimed their owners. After months of intensive tracking, airlines send hopelessly lost luggage to companies which sort the contents and then put them . sale.

1. Find the words and expressions in bold in a dictionary and write a sentence with each of them! Your sentences: Item:

To resign oneself to something: To urge: Tag (noun): Up-to-date: Tape (noun): To claim: 2. Complete the gaps in the text with the words from the list below. You will need all the words and you can use every word only once. Back, again, all, on, at, of, while, into, to, by, from, for 3. Decide whether the following statements about the text are true or false. Write a T after the sentence if it is true, and an F if it is false. a. Airline passengers often lose their luggage. b. The luggage is always found in the end. c. To prevent losing their luggage passengers are advised to use tags. d. It is easier to find them if the bags are different from others. e. Sometimes passengers dont get their luggage back because airlines sell them. II. In the following exercise you have to give your opinion by answering the questions. Answer in full sentences. 1. Which is your favourite country?

2. Which do you think is the easiest language? 3. Which do you think is the most difficult language? 4. Which is the most beautiful country that you have visited? 5. Which is a country that you have never been to, but you would like to visit? 6. Which language aside from your mother tongue do you speak most fluently? 7. Which is a language that you dont speak, but you would like to learn? III. Read the following text! Svalbard University, on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, has become famous for various reasons. Firstly, it is worlds most northerly campus. Furthermore, the university is recognized as a centre of excellence, specializing in things like climate change and marine biology. Svalbard is the only campus in Europe where the students are allowed to carry arms in order to protect themselves from polar bears. The risk is so great that students must never leave the campus without their guns.

Despite the bears, Svalbard is a great place to be a student, especially for those who like winter sports. In the winter students can ski or ride on snowboards, while in the summer it gets warm enough to sunbathe. 1. Match the words in column A with their synomyms or definitions in column B.

various northerly excellence to allow sunbathe

to permit a number of / lots of to stand in the sun situated in the north to be very good at something

2. Formulate questions about the text so that you get the answers given below. Be careful, sometimes you have to write yes/no questions and sometimes Wh questions. ex. Where is the Svalbard University? The Svalbard University is located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. a. ..? Yes, it is famous for various reasons.

b. .? The campus is situated in the north. c. .? The university specializes in climate change and marine biology. d. .? Students carry guns in order to protect themselves from polar bears. e. ..? Yes, the risk is very great. f. ..? Svalbard is a great place to be a student because you can practice winter sports. IV. Read this short text! Janet (live) for (1) her family by(2) New York. She (live) in a flat. She (be) a waitress. The restaurant where she (work) is not far at(3) her home, so she (go) to work by(4) foot. Her husband .(be) a teacher, he .(work) for a school. He (go) to work with(5) car. Their son Jamie (be) still a student, he (want) to be an engineer. His dream is to work at(6) a big company.

1. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form. 2. The prepositions in bold are incorrect. Write the correct prepositions instead. (1). (2). (3) (4) (5) (6) 3. Write a similar text about one of your parents or an elder relative (aunt, uncle). Dont forget to write about their husband/wife and children. Write at least 6 sentences.