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1 Read the following text and match headings a–g with
paragraphs 1–6. There is one heading you do not need. a b c d e f g World interest in Esperanto Easy to learn – and plenty to read! Will it survive or disappear? Problems for a language with no home What is Esperanto trying to do? A school project One person’s idea

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2 Complete the sentences using one of the following verbs
in the correct form. • tell • speak • talk • say 1 Do you Spanish? 2 My mother that she enjoys reading English magazines. 3 me what you think about my idea. 4 I usually to my close friends about my problems. 4

Esperanto 1 The language ‘Esperanto’ is about 120 years old. It doesn’t come from any country. People call it a ‘planned’ language, because someone created it – a Pole, Dr L. L. Zamenhof. 2 The word ‘Esperanto’ means ‘someone who hopes’. The idea is for Esperanto to be a language for international communication. Everyone learns it as a foreign language, rather than learning a language from one particular country, like French or English. 3 Esperanto isn’t a difficult language. The rules are simple, and every word is easy to pronounce and to spell. There are Esperanto textbooks and dictionaries, as well as other books, and translations into Esperanto from other languages. There are 30,000 books in the British Esperanto library. 4 There are other ‘planned languages’, but Esperanto is the biggest. Many countries have their own Esperanto societies. There are over half a million Esperanto Internet sites, and you can even learn it by email! There are also some very famous Esperanto speakers – for example, six Nobel Prize winners. 5 Sadly, the fact that Esperanto doesn’t have its own country or culture also causes some problems. For example, no country uses Esperanto in schools, and no people learn it as their own language. Its speakers come from all over the world, but they also have their own languages. 6 Although Esperanto speakers care very much about its

3 Circle the correct words in these sentences.
1 For our homework we have to change / translate a text from English into our own language. 2 People are worried that the Cornish language will disappear / survive. 3 I care / fear about what’s happening to smaller languages. 4 It’s difficult to say how many smaller languages will study / survive. 5 Sorry – I can’t come to the cinema this evening. I want to check / revise for my test tomorrow. 6 If you can’t understand what your English friend says, ask her to repeat / practise it. 6

4 Complete the table with the missing nouns and verbs.
Verb memorise repeat revise 4 5 Noun 1 2 3 student practice 5

Grammar
5 Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or
present continuous. 1 I own a mobile phone but I rarely (use) it. 2 Lara (send) her boyfriend a text message every day. 3 What (you / look) at? 4 We (study) Ancient Egypt in history this term. 5 Maria can’t come to my party tonight. She (have) a bad cold. 6 (Lucy / walk) to school with you?

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3 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the
word in brackets. 1 It’s true to say that not all people are happy. (success) 2 To achieve things in your life, you need plenty of . (determined) 3 My sister is very – she wants to be a champion runner. (ambition) 4 Many people who get to the top say they have been . (luck) 5 You must have natural as well as be able to work hard if you want to become a dancer. (talented) 6 You have to be very if you want to be a top tennis player. (discipline)

4 Choose the best answer, a, b or c, to complete the text.

Simona always wanted to be a ballet dancer, from a young age. She started lessons when she was only five years old. She was 1 to get to the top. She knew that to achieve her dream, she needed to be very 2 4 251.85

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3 Complete the following text using the correct form of
get or make. Our camping holiday last summer didn’t start very well. I 1 a terrible cold the day before we left. Dad 2 a mistake when he wrote down the directions, so we arrived very late – and we 3 into trouble with the campsite manager. Then it took ages to order supper because my little brother was so tired that he couldn’t 4 his mind up which pizza he wanted. In the end, we decided for him! But things improved after the first night, thank goodness. I 5 better quite quickly and 6 some friends on the campsite. And when it was time to go, Dad 7 sure he knew the way home! He 8 said that if he ever a lot of money, he’ll get a driver to do all the driving …

4 Match the underlined words in 1–4 to their meaning, a
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4 The car is slower than the train. 5 The campsite is quieter than the hotel. 6 I think swimming is better than jogging. 7 Having a barbecue at home is cheaper than eating in a restaurant. 8 Going to a live concert is more exciting than watching bands on TV. 9 Being late is worse than being early. 10 A mobile is more convenient than a public phone.

6 Circle the correct answers, 1–6, in the following text.
Jean’s uncle lives in San Francisco, 1 who / which is in California, USA. He writes detective stories 2 that / who are shown on TV. The stories feature a female detective 3 which / who is only 18. Jean’s aunt, 4 which / who is from Wales, doesn’t like living in the USA. She says the apartment 5 who / which they live in is too noisy, and she misses her parents, 6 that / who live in London.

Writing
7 Complete these notices by putting the adjectives in
brackets in the correct order.

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5 For the next generation of rollercoasters, people are talking about Arrow Dynamics’ ‘Pipeline’ prototype. The cars run between rails which are at the same height as the riders’ stomachs. Not good to ride on if you’ve just eaten! So far, the high price of this coaster means it’s still at the design stage, but we’ll probably be able to ride on the Pipeline one day in the future. People are always looking for new thrills – and perhaps Charles Lindbergh was right when he said ‘a certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life.’

Vocabulary

2 Replace the words in brackets with one of the follows Q q 1 i le

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3 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the
adjectives. • boring • terrified • bored • exhausting • terrifying • exhausted 1 The film about asteroids was –I couldn’t sleep for a week afterwards! 2 I don’t like the news at all and I find watching it on TV really . 3 I was so yesterday that I fell asleep in front of the TV. 4 Ann was when we watched the horror film – she shut her eyes for most of it! 5 Mario was very in class, so he listened to his Walkman. 6 The tourists said the trip to Machu Picchu was , as they had to get up at sunrise and climb for hours – but it was worth it! 6

6 Complete the sentences using the present perfect or the
past simple. A 1 (you / ever / ride) a horse? 2 B Yes, when I (stay) with my cousins last summer. A Did you like it? B The first time I tried, I 3 (be) frightened. 4 But I (start) lessons now, and I’m learning really quickly. I 5 (decided) to go on a riding holiday next summer. Can you ride? A I6 (try) once, but I 7 (fall) off after just five minutes. I 8 (not be) near a horse since then! 8

Writing
7 Mia has written a card to her friend. Put the following
sentences in the right order. a b c d e f g h It was great, and I really enjoyed it. I’ll ring soon. Thanks for a lovely party on Saturday. Flat 6, 118 Maple Street, Woodstock Lots of love, Mia Here are some photos – don’t I look funny! Dear George, 28th April 8 Total 50

4 Match the meanings a–f with their underlined synonyms
in sentences 1–5. There is one meaning you do not need. a b c d e f think about frighten continue vanish bored unhappy

Speaking
Giving reasons and persuading others to agree
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Work in pairs. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. Use the words in brackets to complete the gaps, then read out the dialogue. Two friends are talking about preparations for Student A’s birthday party. A So, what food shall we have? B Let’s have burgers and chips. A Mmm. I burgers, I know that Tessa them because they make her feel sick. (can’t stand / but / adore). B Well, I think they’re and it’s my party! Perhaps we should have some chicken too – most people it. But we’re not having salad. I it! (delicious / don’t like / like). A But other people do! I it. So having one bowl with just tomatoes and peppers and things? have something as well as chips. (I think we should / really like / how about) B I But we’re NOT having ice cream for pudding. I know it’s strange but I it! I love things chocolate cake and crème caramel, though … (like / detest / suppose so)
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1 My brother always disappears when it’s time to do the washing-up. 2 Don’t be sad – I’m sure you’ll get a Valentine’s card next year! 3 I sometimes wonder whether an asteroid will hit the Earth. 4 My sister keeps on taking her driving test, but she never passes. 5 That barking dog scared the little boy. 5

Grammar
5 Use these notes to make sentences using the present
perfect. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How many times / you / listen / to that CD this morning? I / never / ride / a horse. My parents / visit / my sister in Australia / twice. Paul / made / friends / at his new school. The local team / not / win / a match this year. your friend / find / her purse / yet? I / start / the new horror story / you gave me – it’s scary. We / eat / too much chocolate – let’s go for a walk! Our teacher / give / us / a lot of homework / today. you / ever / be / to the zoo? 10
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9 It’s important not to build new houses too close to the river, as there are often bad floods / atmospheres in winter. 10 My grandmother goes for a swim in the sea / ocean at six o’clock every morning. 10

Writing
6 Stefan is on holiday with his family. Choose the best
answer a, b, or c, to complete the sentences in his postcard to a friend.

Grammar
4 Complete the sentences using the verb in brackets in
one of the following future forms. • will • going to • present continuous 1 This year, I (eat) less chocolate! 2 Chris says he can’t come swimming after school tomorrow because he (meet) his cousin at 5pm. 3 I hope the new football stadium (be) ready in time for the World Cup. 4 Don’t throw those old clothes away – I (wear) them for doing the painting! 5 Sorry, but I can’t come out tonight – my parents are going out so I (babysit) my little brother all evening. 6 Our neighbours (fly) to Australia next week, to visit their daughter. 7 Sally says she (join) a gym this year – but she said that last year! 8 It’s my birthday next Friday, so this time next week I (be) 21! 9 I’m (have) my hair cut on Thursday at eleven. 10 Don’t ask me about it anymore – I (not / change) my mind. 10

5 Complete this letter using the correct form of the
following. • must • mustn’t • have to • be not allowed to

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a a a a a a a a a a

then brilliant delicious and smelly perfect terrible aggressive because before

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you delicious perfect so aggressive rude strong miserable but quickly

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Speaking
Dear Ed I can’t wait for you to get here! There are so many things I want visit Buckingham Palace to show you. We 1 and go on the London Eye! And there’s a great youth club near go into night clubs us (but I’m afraid we 2 3 be over 18). You because you 4 meet all my friends, too. They’re really looking forward to seeing you. On Friday I 5 go to the dentist in the morning, but apart from that, we can do what we like! And you 6 worry about leaving your dog! I’m sure he’ll be fine without you for a week. See you soon! Lots of love Cara xxx
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Planning and making decisions
Preparation time: 3 minutes. One person is Student A and the other Student B. Two friends are planning a party. Put the conversation in the correct order and complete the gaps with the following words. Then read out the dialogue. • all • let’s • how • could • know • idea a Let’s call them now. b plan what we’re going to do for Dan’s birthday. It has to be something special, as it’s his 18th. c about the youth club? d That’s a great ! But where could we do it? e I ! Why don’t we have a surprise party? f We do. But don’t you think it’d be more fun at your house? g OK. h right! I’ll have to ask my parents, though.
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Vocabulary
2 Choose the best answer a, b or c, to complete the
sentences. 1 Last week my teacher harder at my maths. a said b told 2 John’s father has Czech. a changed me that I needed to work c spoke a history book from French into b revised c translated

3 We about the environment, so we try and save water in the home. a care b change c practise 4 Marco has been a talking hard for his exams this week. b translating c revising

5 Sally is very about getting enough sleep – she only comes out with us on Saturday nights. a ambitious b disciplined c hard-working 6 Paolo’s business is very money. a successful b lucky 7 My friends are a bringing up 8 Jamie has school. a got 9 It’s easy to a make 10 The teacher a brought up and he’s made a lot of c talented

my dog when I go on holiday. b looking after c growing up a terrible cold, so he’s not coming to b made c found

a mistake if you do things too quickly. b do c get the pupils who were late for school. b told off c took after

3 Match the words in A with their meanings in B.
A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 very cold very bad very interested very tired very frightening very small very big very surprised B a b c d e f g h exhausted tiny astonished enormous freezing fascinated terrifying terrible 8

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Reading
1 Read this email from Tess, an English girl travelling
round South America with her friend Helen. Decide whether statements 1–6 are true or false. Write T or F in each box. 1 Helen has been having Spanish classes in Mexico. 2 Tess and Helen have found somewhere inexpensive to stay. 3 Tess’s luggage is too heavy to carry. 4 They are going to see Helen’s family in Honduras. 5 Tess has taken lots of photos of children. 6 Tess doesn’t miss the British weather.

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6 The number of people using email is each year. 7 We must hurry up and buy our tickets for that concert week – they’ve nearly all gone. 8 The number of wild birds in Britain is each year. 9 It’s now quite to see foxes in London gardens. 10 Sorry, I don’t feel like coming out tonight – I’d prefer to stay . 10

3 Choose the best answer, a, b, or c, to complete the
sentences. 1 I have decided to apply for the a work b place 2 John wants to a take part in the café. c job

Hi everyone! Well, here I am in Mexico!! I’ve arrived! I’m slowly getting used to the fact that after ages working in that boring office, I’ve finally got three months to do what I like! I met up with Helen OK – she’s been working as a volunteer in a children’s orphanage and now her Spanish is really good. She’s just learned by talking to people – but I’m glad I had those lessons before I left. Mexico City was very hot and the pollution was terrible, so we moved on quickly and travelled by overnight bus to Oaxaca, which is beautiful. We’ve found a room in a very cheap hostel, and yesterday we went to the market, which was fascinating. It’s completely different to anywhere I’ve ever been – and full of smells, some are wonderful, and others not! So far I’m managing to carry everything on my back – but I mustn’t buy too much! We’ve joined up with some other people who are travelling, and we might go with them as far as Honduras. One of them has parents who are working there and perhaps we’ll go and see them, if there’s time. The children here are lovely, and so friendly. They let me take loads of photos of them yesterday. I’ll try to send some pictures by email. Anyhow, I’ll be in contact again when we find another Internet café – email is an amazing way to stay in touch, isn’t it? I do miss you all – but don’t worry, I’m having a fantastic time. Can’t say I miss the English rain, though! Lots of love TessXXX

golf next year. b take away c take up

3 I’ve lost my sunglasses, can you help me them? a look up b look for c look after 4 We are a summer house by a lake – it’s exhausting! a building up b building c making 5 Sarah’s parents have all the food for the end-ofterm party. a provided b protected d placed 5

4 Match the following words 1–5 with their meanings a–f.
There is one meaning you do not need. 1 2 3 4 5 earn apply employers reference salary

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Vocabulary
2 Complete the sentences using the following words.
• rising • at home • loads of • unique • last • abroad • common • few • falling • next 1 I’ve got homework this weekend, so I’m going to start doing it early on Saturday. 2 You are – there’s only one of you in the whole world! 3 Thank goodness I’ve only got a Christmas cards left to write. 4 John lived for six months after college – he said it was great to live in another country for a while, but he missed his friends. 5 Can you believe it? summer it rained nearly every day.
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a to write asking for a job b monthly or annual amount of money paid weekly for work done c helping somebody to make money d the people you work for e to work to make money f a letter describing a person’s character and ability 5

Grammar
5 Complete this dialogue using the verbs in brackets in
the present perfect simple or present perfect continuous. Simon: Sasha: You look exhausted, Sasha! What 1 (you / do)? I’ve 2
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Simon: Sasha: Simon: Sasha:

I’ll buy you a coffee! How much more do you have to do? About another two hours. I 5 nearly (finish) it. Why didn’t you do it yesterday? My cousin came to see me. I 6 (not / see) him for ages, so we went out dancing – and then I was too tired. 7 (you / do) your project yet? Yes, sorry – I finished it last week. So what 8 Nothing? You lucky thing! (you / do) this week?

Simon: Sasha: Simon: Sasha:

Er, no, actually. This week I 9 (study) for our end of term exams. Oh, I hate you, Simon! I 10 (not / start) to revise for them yet!

6 Complete sentences 1–6 using one of the following
prepositions and the verb in brackets in the correct form. • to • in • at • on • of • with 1 I’m not very keen (watch) tennis on the TV. 2 My mum’s really tired (ask) us to tidy our rooms. 3 Martin’s looking forward (go) on holiday. 4 I’m so fed up (hear) about lottery winners – when am I going to win? 5 You have to be very good (listen) if you want to be a doctor. 6 Are you interested _______________ (come) to see new film with me tonight? 6

Writing
7 A swimming pool needs helpers at weekends. Complete
the letter with the following words and phrases. • I look forward • Dear • sincerely • experience • qualifications • position • 3 April 2002 • information

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in your warm home. Although you were safe, it was still frightening, as you were watching a ‘real’ film. But at least if you got a strange feeling, you could turn the computer off!

Vocabulary
2 Choose the best answer, a or b, to complete these
sentences. 1 The drivers on the motorway slowed down because of the . a missed b mist 2 I’ve been found it. a haunting for my mobile all day, but I still haven’t b hunting

3 We if you’d like to spend the weekend with us? a wonder b wander 4 I agree – you’re a quiet 5 The postman by knocking! a disturbed right about Mary. b quite me this morning – he woke me up b puzzled to see how little the

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6 In Britain, it’s to drink alcohol in a pub under the age of 18. 7 I the way you’re talking about my friend. Please stop it. 8 No, sorry, that’s – the bill should be £5, not £500! 9 Your payments into the bank have been very Madam, so I’m afraid we’ve closed your account. 10 That idea sounds good, but it won’t work – it’s completely 10

Writing
6 Put the events in this short story in order.
a One day, my friends decided to play a trick on me. b When my alarm went off, I got up and rushed to the lecture hall. c These days I always wake up early, but it wasn’t always like that. d A few days later, it was my turn to laugh when my friends forgot that the clocks were changing for summer time. e They changed the time on my clock so it was an hour fast. f It was locked, and I had to wait outside for an hour. g Many years ago, I was always oversleeping and missing classes at university. h I didn’t tell them, and they missed breakfast! 8 Total 50

Grammar
4 Match the beginning and the end of the following
sentences. 1 If you want to pass your driving test, 2 If I won the lottery, 3 If you were two years older, 4 If they listened to the guide, 5 You look so tired – if I were you, 6 If we had more time for the project, 7 If it stops raining tomorrow, 8 If Ben trained hard, 9 If they arrive in the next ten minutes, 10 If you wash the car for me, a I’ll pay you! b I’d stay at home this evening. c we’ll go for a long walk. d we won’t be late for the concert. e you could go to the new night club. f he’d have a good chance of winning. g you’ll need some driving lessons. h they’d learn more about the museum. i I’d never need to work again. j we could do it better. 10

Speaking
Making your story more interesting
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Work in pairs. One person is Student A, the other is Student B. Take it in turns to tell a story. Use the ideas 1–4 below and the language in the box. You have 2 minutes to tell your stories. 1 overslept – late for test – very upset 2 lost cat – searched everywhere – put notices up 3 invited friends to supper – forgot to buy salad – rushed to shop 4 bought lottery ticket – got winning numbers – lost ticket • You’ll never guess what … • What did you do? … • What could I do? … • You’re not going to believe what happened later … • Poor you … • It turned out … • I was really upset Student A • Choose a story from the box. You have to think of the ending. • Tell your story to your partner. Try to use some of the phrases above. • When you have finished, listen to your partner’s story. Try to use some of the phrases above as you listen. Student B • Choose a story from the box. You have to think of the ending. • Listen to your partner’s story. Try to use some of the phrases above as you listen. • When your partner has finished, tell your story. Try to use some of the phrases above.

5 Complete the following dialogue using should, ought to,
or shouldn’t. Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: I feel really terrible. I keep falling asleep in lessons. go to bed earlier. And you You 1 2 read so late. The problem is that I’m wide awake at 11pm. I can’t get to sleep! Well, you 3 do more exercise. And you 4 eat later than 7pm. I know. And you certainly 5 stay up watching late-night films. Oh, OK, OK. And maybe you 6 stop telling me what to do all the time! Well, I am your big sister, so you 7 do as I tell you! And we 8 argue – sorry. You’re right, as always… 8
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Vocabulary
2 Complete sentences 1–5 with one of the following
phrasal verbs in the correct form. • come up with • make up • find out • set up • come out 1 Simon a story about catching an enormous fish, and almost everyone believed him! 2 Now I’m self-employed, I’m going to my office at home. 3 My friend has been thinking all morning, but she can’t a solution to the problem. 4 The novel 1984 first in 1948. 5 Yesterday, John that he’d passed his exam. 5

3 Find the mistake in each of these sentences, and correct
it. 1 I went sightseeing twice at my week in London. 2 John says he’ll be at home during 10 o’clock, then he’s leaving for the airport. 3 We must collect the tickets on 5 o’clock, because the ticket office closes then. 4 Margaret learned the piano during five years. 5 Our teacher is getting married at August. 6 I’m handing in my project in Friday. 7 In the meal, my mobile phone rang three times. 8 I’ll stay during my friend arrives. 8

Grammar
4 Change these sentences from active to passive.
1 Someone sent me a strange email this morning. I 2 People often use microwaves for heating up cold cups of coffee. Microwaves 3 A very young writer won the poetry competition. The competition 4 They took all my jewellery when I was burgled. All my jewellery

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5 Rewrite sentences 1–10 in reported speech.
1 ‘I want to choose my own birthday presents,’ Isabella told her parents. Isabella told her parents 2 ‘I bought Dad’s birthday present yesterday,’ Donald told his sister. Donald told his sister 3 ‘Is Jamie coming to the Christmas party?’ Katy asked Ben. Katy asked Ben 4 ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ I asked my parents. I asked my parents 5 ‘We’ve bought you a CD for your birthday!’ my little brothers told me. My little brothers told me 6 ‘I’m still thinking about what I want for my birthday,’ said Tom. Tom said 7 ‘Mum’s doing the Christmas shopping today,’ my dad told me. My dad told me 8 ‘Can you help me choose a present for Dad?’ my mum asked me. My mum asked me 9 ‘I’ve opened ten presents this morning!’ Robin told Daniel. Robin told Daniel 10 ‘Would you like to come to the Christmas party with me?’ Jamie asked Katy. Jamie asked Katy 10

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7 You’re writing to a local hotel about hiring a room for
your sister’s wedding. Complete the letter using phrases a–i. There is one phrase you do not need. a b c d e reference sincerely forward Mr Woodford comment f g h i enclosing enquire Thank you grateful

The White Hart Hotel Chipping Norton Oxon OX3 4HG Dear
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for sending me details of your rooms for hire. I am writing to 3 if the Blue Room is free on Saturday 16 June. My sister is getting married then, and we re looking for a room for the wedding reception. With
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I am 6 details of the menu my sister and her fianc would like. Please could you let me know if it would be possible to have this menu, or something similar? Many thanks. I look Yours
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Booking tickets
Preparation time: 1 minute. Work in pairs. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. Student A You work in the booking office at the local theatre. • Answer the phone and ask how you can help the caller. • Find out when the caller wants tickets for and say price is £15 or £25. • Explain there are no cheap tickets for Thursday, but there are three more expensive ones. • Say you accept credit cards and cheques. Take caller’s name. • Thank the caller and say goodbye. Student B You are ringing to book tickets for a concert. • Say you want to book tickets for the Dance King concert next week. • Say you’d prefer Thursday, ask ticket price and ask for three tickets at £15. • Agree to buy the tickets and ask to pay by credit card. • Say you will pay and collect your tickets tomorrow. Give your name. • Say goodbye.

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sentences. 1 2 3 4 5 a b c d e Tomorrow I’m on holiday so You don’t have to bring your guidebook When you’re in London, you have to go on If you want to visit Buckingham Palace, say now Come on, we don’t need to take the car because Maria knows all about the cathedral. – it’s healthier to walk! because we’ll need to book in advance. the Millennium Wheel. The views are wonderful! I don’t have to get up early.

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It has been scientifically shown that owning a cat is good for our health – the feel of a happy cat sitting on your knee will always make you feel good. And luckily, human beings are also good for cats! We feed and look after them, and today’s cats live nearly twice as long as they did 50 years ago. Oh,

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3 Complete these sentences using the word in brackets.
Sometimes you need to add a prefix or change the form of the word. Examples Daisy didn’t like Physics – she found it really boring. (bored) At school, we got into trouble if our rooms were untidy.(tidy) 1 Cathy is keen on riding. (extreme) 2 I found the ending of the book very (puzzle) 3 Damian did well in the test – he only had two (correct) answers. 4 I don’t mind the rain, but I really the wind. (like) 5 Please could you play your music more It’s too loud. (quiet) 6 Luckily, my brother was only hurt in the car accident. (slight) 6

6 Match the beginning and the end of the following
sentences. 1 Our carpets were damaged 1908. 2 London’s Millennium Bridge 3 Jim says his family’s video opened collectionby 4 My brother says he met some great people 5 I learned after the storm that 6 Dan told me the record shop 7 My grandparents’ house a was built in b was built up by his brother. c had been a pop star. d all the city had been flooded. e when the house was flooded. f when he travelled round India. g while I was waiting for the bus. h was opened in 2000.

8 My handbag was stolen

Grammar
4 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: past
simple, past perfect, present perfect continuous or present perfect simple. 1 My uncle (build) his house by the lake five years ago. 2 I (work) in the garden since 9am this morning, but I still (not do) it all. 3 Dad (not finish) finding out about our family history yet; he’s still looking it all up on the Internet. 4 I (learn) so much while I was revising yesterday. 5 How long (you / be) living in London? 6 I went to school yesterday – I forgot the teacher (tell) us that it would be closed! 7 When I (arrive) at my friend’s house last night, she (leave) for the station already. 7

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7 You will hear part of a radio phone-in where people are
talking about embarrassing experiences. As you listen, write down which statement a–e each speaker 1–4 makes. There is one statement you do not need. Speaker 1: Speaker 2: Speaker 3: Speaker 4: a b c d e I was ashamed about what I’d said. I never worked there again. A very young child helped me. I had to pay for my mistake. I couldn’t stay awake. Total

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5 Circle the correct answers in these sentences.
1 If the train is on time, I’ll pick you up / I’d pick you up from the station. 2 If I were you, I’ll ring / I’d ring your mother now. 3 What will you do about the dog when you go / will go away on holiday? 4 I’d help you with your homework if I know / knew more about geography. 5 I’ll go on holiday with my parents if they’d decided / they decide to go in August. 6 We could always go to the cinema if we finish / finished our homework in time. 7 I will / would be so pleased if they accept my invitation. 7

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Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the role-play, asking and answering questions when making the appointment appropriately and confidently. Use of grammatical structures is mostly accurate. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the role-play by asking and answering questions when making the appointment. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the role-play, asking and answering questions, and making an appointment. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate.

4 1 am / ’m going to eat 2 is / ’s meeting 3 will be
4 ‘ll / will wear 5 I’m babysitting 6 are flying 7 is going to join 8 will be 9 having 10 ‘m / am not going to change

5 1 must / have to 2 are / ’re not allowed to
3 must / have to 6 mustn’t 4 have to / must 5 have to

6 1 c 2 a 3 a 4 c 5 a 6 b 7 a 8 b 9 b 10 c Speaking
Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the conversation. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the activity, choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud intelligibly and confidently. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the activity, generally choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud without too much hesitation. Some mispronunciations may occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the activity, choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud. Some utterances may be difficult to understand.

Test 4
1 1 d 2 a 3 f 4 b 5 e 2 1 enormous 2 fascinated 3 freezing 4 terrifying
5 tiny 5 bored 6 astonished 6 exhausting 7 exhausted 8 terrible

3 1 terrifying 2 boring 3 exhausted 4 terrified 4 1 d 2 f 3 a 4 c 5 b 5 1 … have you listened … 2 … have never ridden …
3 5 7 9 … have visited … 4 … has made … … has not won … 6 Has your friend found …? … have / ’ve started … 8 … have / ’ve eaten … has given us … 10 Have you even been …? 6 … tried

6 1 Have you ever ridden …? 2 … stayed … 3 … was …
4 … have started / ’ve 5 … have decided 7 … fell 8 … have not / haven’t

6 1 d 2 h 3 g 4 c 5 a 6 f 7 b 8 e Speaking
Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the activity. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the activity, choosing the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud intelligibly and confidently. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the activity, generally choosing the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud without too much hesitation. Some mispronunciations may occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the activity, choosing the correct words to complete the gaps, and reading aloud. Some words may be difficult to understand.

Achievement test 1
1 2 3 4 5
1 e 1 b 1 e 2 a 2 c 2 h 3 f 3 a 3 f 4 c 4 c 4 a 5 d 5 b 6 a 7 b 7 d 8 a 8 c 4 rain 7 was 9 a 10 b 5 g 6 b

1 environment

2 melting

3 warming

1 are becoming 2 are you reading 3 spend 4 is / ’s studying 5 were travelling 6 started 5 best

6 1 most beautiful 2 easier 3 better 4 most convenient 7 1 d 2 e 3 f 4 g 5 c 6 b 7 a 69 8 Tapescript
Message one Girl: Hi! Is Bob there? Woman: Hello Sarah. Bob’s taking the dog for a walk. Girl: Oh, we arranged to meet later, but Mum and I are going to the hospital. My sister has broken her arm. Woman: Oh poor thing! Girl: Yea, she was playing football and she fell. My brother’s driving us there but the traffic’s terrible so I don’t know when I’ll be back. Please tell Bob I’ll ring him later. Woman: Of course. Girl: Thanks, Bye. Woman: Goodbye

Test 5
1 1 d 2 b 3 f 4 a 5 g 6 e 2 1 strong 2 weather 3 pressure 4 cool 5 rain
6 foggy 7 heavy 8 widespread 8 forest 9 floods 10 sea

3 1 weather 2 island 3 climate 4 drought 5 hill
6 Ocean 7 environment

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Boy: Girl: Boy: Girl: Boy:

Oh hi Ali. It’s Chris. Is George there? No, sorry, George’s gone to the cinema with my sister. Could you give him a message? Sure. Tell him that I found his mobile at my house after he left. I’m going to my cousin's birthday party at 6, but I’ll bring it to college tomorrow. Girl: That’s great – he ‘s looked for it everywhere. He’ll be so pleased. Boy: Thanks Ali. Bye. Girl: See you. Message three Answering machine: Could you please leave your message after the long tone Girl: Maria, it’s me, Alicia. Sorry to ring so early. Look, I’m really sorry but I can’t walk to school with you today. And no, it’s not because it’s cold and raining! I’ve got a terrible cold and didn’t sleep much last night. Mum said I must stay in bed today and rest. Can you phone me tonight and tell me what the history homework is? Oh, and good luck with your presentation! Message four This is a recorded message. Tickets for The Big Band’s live concert on March 18th are now on sale. We have seats at all prices. You can come to the box office in person between 9am and 8pm. Mondays-Fridays, and from 9-1 on Saturday. If you prefer, you can book by credit card. You need to ring 0207 34684. Please have all your details ready.

Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the role-play, and asking and answering questions regarding an enquiry about a job. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate

Test 7
1 2 3 4
1 h 2 f 3 d 1 a 1 b 2 b 2 d 3 a 3 g 4 b 4 c 5 g 6 e 5 c 6 c 6 c 4 boring 7 c 7 b 8 a 4 a 5 f

1 spectacularly 2 slightly 3 worried 5 extremely 6 difficult

5 1 didn’t want 2 said 3 had / ’d fallen 4 had / ’d left
5 asked 6 had forgotten 7 found out 8 had not / hadn’t hurt 9 got 10 had gone

6 1 … will have more time … 2 I may start …
3 It could … 4 I will / ‘ll come 5 … I might even …

7 1 g 2 h 3 d 4 c 5 f 6 e 7 a 8 b Speaking
Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the interview. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the interview, exchanging information confidently. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the interview when exchanging information. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the interview, and exchanging information. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate.

1 b

2 a 3 c

4 b

Test 6
1 1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F 5 T 6 T 2 1 loads of 2 unique 3 few 4 .BMy8u1dne

Test 8
1 1 A 2 B 3 A 4 B 5 A and B 6 B 7 A 8 B 2 1 b 2 b 3 a 4 b 5 a 6 a 3 1 unselfish 2 unhappy 3 irresponsible 4 untidy
5 impossible 6 illegal 7 dislike 9 irregular 10 impractical 8 impossible

4 1 g 2 i 3 e 4 h 5 b 6 j 7 e 8 f 9 d 10 a 5 1 ought to / should 2 shouldn’t 3 should / ought to
4 shouldn’t 5 shouldn’t 6 should / ought to 7 should / ought to 8 shouldn’t

6 1 c 2 g 3 a 4 e 5 b 6 f 7 d 8 h Speaking
Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her ability to tell a story.

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Good: 4–5 tells the story effectively, making it more interesting by using the phrases given, and supplying a suitable ending. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Adequate: 3 tells the story satisfactorily, making it more interesting by using some of the phrases given, and supplying an ending. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty telling the story, making it more interesting, and supplying an ending. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate.

Test 10
1 1 The 19th century 2 Number 1, The Poultry
3 The River Walbrook 4 Around 30 5

Test 9
1 1 F 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 F 6 F 2 1 made up 2 set up 3 come up with 4 came out
5 found out

3 1 (atX) during 2 (duringX) until 3 (onX) by
4 (duringX) for 5 (atX) in 8 (duringX) until 3 5 7 9 6 (inX) on 7 (InX) During

4 1 I was sent … 2 … are often used …
… was won by … 4 … was taken … … is said that … 6 … of rice is grown … … was discovered … 8 … were sent … … of chocolate eggs are bought

5 1 e 2 d 3 a 4 c 5 b 6 1 alex.morland@telecom.com 2 joe.brown@clara.co.uk
3 Skating 4 Joe 5 Hi, how are you? 6 Can you come skating on 7 Saturday? 8 Give me a ring. 9 Alex

Speaking
Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the information exchange. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the information exchange, talking about memories for about a minute, and answering and asking questions correctly and confidently. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the information exchange, talking about memories, and answering and asking questions. May talk for less than a minute. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty participating in the information exchange, talking about memories, and answering and asking questions. May talk for considerably less than a minute. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate.

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5 1 I’ll pick you up 2 I’d ring 3 go 4 I knew
5 they decide 6 we finish 7 I will

6 1 e 2 h 3 b 4 f 5 d 6 c 7 a 8 g 70 7
Speaker 1 I’ll never forget my first baby-sitting job. I was looking after two little boys they were so naughty. Every time I put them into bed, they got out again. Finally I decided to let them watch a video, to make them sleepy. But it was me that was exhausted. When their parents returned, we were all in front of the television. The boys were eating popcorn and I – well I was fast asleep! Speaker 2 My worst experience was as a waiter in our local café. This man came in – he was smartly dressed - and ordered breakfast. I knocked over his cup of coffee while I was putting his food on the table. It was awful. The coffee went everywhere. He was very angry and I lost half my wages for that day as my boss had to pay for the man's trousers to be cleaned. Speaker 3 I once worked in a clothes shop. A lady came in and tried on a bright red dress. I told her it looked very elegant – anyway, she bought it. I thought she had left the shop and said to the other assistant, "That woman looked like a tomato in that dress!" I turned and she was standing behind me. I felt awful. She said nothing. If only I had kept my mouth shut! Speaker 4 I was skiing with some friends who were better than me. I was going extremely slowly and kept falling. Finally, I was so frightened and cross that I just sat down in the snow, and didn't move. A man came up to me with his five-year-old son, and said. ‘Don’t worry, follow us." We got down the slope OK, but all my friends were watching as I arrived, skiing after this tiny child! 1e 2d 3a 4c

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