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MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIN, CULTURA Y DEPORTE


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THATS ENGLISH!
Contents 4
Introduction 6
Unit 1 9
Your life today
Unit 2 19
(Good) Memories
Unit 3 29
Learning languages
Unit 4 39
Health
Unit 5 49
Travelling
Unit 6 59
Fashion: shoppingfor clothes
Unit 7 69
Neighbours
Unit 8 79
Plans and resolutions
Unit 9 89
Lifetime achievements
Unit 10 99
Looking for a job
Unit 11 109
Revision
Answer key 114
List of phonetic symbols 151
List of irregular verbs 152

3
Contents FUNCTIONS GRAMMAR

UNIT

1
Ask and give

Your life information about


oneself
Revision of present simple
Revision of present
Describe what one is continuous
today doing

UNIT
2
Past simple
(Good) Narrating past
experiences
for + time periods
Time clauses (past): before,
Expressing duration
Memories after, when

UNIT

3
Asking for, giving and
Learning refusing permission
Giving advice
can, may
should, shouldnt
need to
languages Expressing necessity

UNIT
4
Expressing obligation must, have to
Making an appointment Can I make an appointment?
Showing interest & Whats the matter? How are
Health concern you? Im worried about

UNIT

5
Describing a journey Revision of questions
Asking for information Frequency and time adverbs
Travelling
UNIT

6
Fashion: Expressing admiration
What a How
The definite article
shopping Describing clothes
Making comparisons
Comparative and superlative
adjectives
for clothes Degree adverbs: too, enough

UNIT

7
as ... as
Making comparisons lessthan, not as / so as
Showing interest Really?
Showing sympathy Oh, no! / Im sorry to hear
Neighbours that. / I feel sorry for her / him.

UNIT

8
Talking about future
Plans and intentions
Talking about immediate
Present continuous
be going to + verb
stop + -ing, give up + -ing
resolutions plans and arrangements

UNIT

9
Present perfect simple with
Lifetime Narrating experiences
ever / never
Contrast past simple / present
achievements perfect simple

UNIT

10
Verbs followed by -ing / to
Narrating experiences
Looking Expressing duration
Expressing
infinitive
Present perfect with for / since /
just / yet / already
for a job disappointment
What a shame! What a pity!

UNIT

11 Revision
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PRONUNCIATION VOCABULARY SOCIOLINGUISTICS LEARNING STRATEGIES

/s/ /z/ /z/ Habits, daily routines Lifestyles in English-


Using images
Sentence stress and actions speaking countries

Pronunciation of ed Adjectives to Life at university in


Applying patterns
ending describe feelings English-speaking
Taking notes
Word stress Lifetime events countries

Word classes
Using a dictionary
Consonant clusters Language skills Learning English in
Becoming aware of
Linking /r/ Learning materials the UK
learning strategies
Classroom language

/b/ /v/ Parts of the body


Primary health
Sounding interested Illnesses and Using gestures
services in the UK
and concerned injuries

/d/ /j/
Travelling by train Globalisation and Using background
Intonation in
and plane travelling habits info
questions

/s/ // /t/
Clothes and
Emphatic sentence Guessing meaning
accesories
stress and intonation Fashion styles from context
Adjectives to
to express enthusiasm, Personalising
describe clothes
surprise and admiration

Adjectives for
Neighbours
personality Using selective
// relationships in
Personal information attention
Sentence stress English-speaking
Vocabulary related to Making inferences
countries
neighbours

New Years Eve


Traditional New
// // // celebrations in
Years resolutions Cooperating
Linking /w/ English-speaking
Bad habits
countries

Lifetime turning
/w/ /g/ Importants events Cooperating
points
Sentence stress in life Personalising
Unusual experiences

Use of abbreviations Making meaningful


// /ju/ in job adverts associations
Job skills
Intonation to express The working world Guessing meaning
Working conditions
disappointment in English-speaking from context
countries Personalising

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Introduction
Bienvenido al tercer libro del curso Thats English! papel y lpiz a mano, pues puede haber palabras o
En esta introduccin queremos ofrecerte varias explicaciones de los presentadores que te interese
sugerencias para seguir cmodamente y con xito los anotar. En cualquier caso, observars que la segunda
mdulos de Thats English! Los nmeros de pgina que vez que veas el programa entenders mucho ms que la
aparecen a continuacin se refieren al orden dentro de primera. Y si lo ves una tercera vez, an mejor.
cada unidad. Nada ms terminar el programa, conviene que hagas
la seccin After you watch. Con estas actividades, se
Primer programa de vdeo (1 pgina)
intenta medir si has comprendido lo fundamental

Todos los materiales de cada unidad giran en torno del programa. Si te resultara muy difcil realizar las

a un tema diferente. Antes de ver el programa actividades de esta seccin, deberas volver a ver el

correspondiente a una unidad, te ayudar consultar la programa e intentar hacerlas de nuevo.

tabla de contenidos al principio del libro donde vers En la seccin Now you! se te pide que relaciones el tema
recogidas las funciones, estructuras, vocabulario, etc., del programa con tus propias vivencias y opiniones.
que la configuran. Tambin conviene que hagas esta actividad nada ms
ver el programa, pues est muy relacionada con l y es
Despus, echa un vistazo a la primera pgina de la sesin
una forma de repasarlo e interiorizarlo.
A. En ella podrs ver los Objetivos que se espera que
hayas conseguido al finalizar el estudio de la unidad. Reading (2 y 6 pginas)
Puedes volver a ellos en ese momento y comprobar si
As como la primera pgina se centra en el desarrollo de la
los has conseguido.
comprensin auditiva, las pginas 2 y 6 de cada unidad
Los encabezamientos Before you watch, While you
estn dedicadas al desarrollo de la capacidad lectora,
watch y After you watch (antes, mientras y despus de
fundamental, junto con aquella, para el aprendizaje
ver el programa) te indican qu actividades debes hacer
y dominio de una lengua. Bajo el encabezamiento
en cada momento.
Reading, se encuentra un texto que desarrolla diversos
Before you watch presenta el vocabulario y las aspectos del tema de la unidad. Lelo dos veces con
frases clave del programa. Debes, por tanto, leerlas detenimiento y vuelve a l siempre que sea necesario
atentamente y buscar en el diccionario cualquier palabra para realizar las actividades relacionadas con l.
que desconozcas.
La nica diferencia entre las dos pginas es que en
While you watch contiene las preguntas que los la sexta, el texto suele ser ms autntico y menos
presentadores hacen al comienzo del programa; sirven graduado y, por lo tanto, puede resultar ms difcil. Pero
para que te hagas una idea del contenido del episodio lo importante en la comprensin, tanto auditiva como
correspondiente de la serie Park Hotel y centres tu lectora, no es la comprensin de todas y cada una de las
atencin en sus aspectos esenciales. Los presentadores palabras, sino de lo esencial del texto, ya sea hablado
te darn las respuestas al final del mismo. Este apartado o escrito.
debes prepararlo cuidadosamente antes de ver el
programa, pues te servir para su mejor comprensin Language Study (3, 4 y 7 pginas)
y aprovechamiento.
Estas pginas estn dedicadas al desarrollo de los
Mientras ves el programa, intenta responder a las
siguientes aspectos:
preguntas hechas por los presentadores, pero recuerda
que lo ms importante es seguir el hilo general de la Pronunciation

trama, y que no debes preocuparte si hay algunas Los ejercicios de pronunciacin se centran en los
palabras o expresiones que desconoces. Muy diversos aspectos de la fontica: sonidos, acento,
probablemente las tendrs en cualquiera de los dems ritmo y entonacin, tratados desde el punto de vista
materiales de la unidad. Es conveniente que tengas de las dificultades que presentan habitualmente para el

6 THATS ENGLISH!
hablante espaol. Estos ejercicios son fundamentales conoces a alguien que tambin est estudiando ingls,
para mejorar tu pronunciacin. Para hacerlos, debers sera muy til que pudieras hacer estas actividades con
usar el CD de audio. Conviene que grabes tu propia voz esta persona. Siempre tienes, por supuesto, la sesin
y la compares con el modelo del CD. Para conseguir una de tutora donde podrs realizar estas actividades con
pronunciacin aceptable, necesitars repetir muchas tus compaeros de clase. Un consejo: no seas tmido.
veces, pero el esfuerzo merece la pena. Lnzate a hablar. No te preocupes de los errores que
puedas cometer. No hay nada ms que una forma de
Listening
aprender a hablar y es... hablando.
Estas actividades sirven no solo para desarrollar la
importantsima destreza de comprender la palabra Writing
hablada, sino tambin para reforzar el vocabulario, las Para muchos de los ejercicios de expresin escrita
estructuras y funciones estudiadas. Para ello, escucha de estas pginas no hay una solucin correcta nica.
el CD de audio con atencin: no escribas nada. Vuelve Esto no debe preocuparte. No es necesario que todo
a escuchar el CD e intenta completar los ejercicios lo que escribas sea absolutamente correcto. Escribe
cuantas veces sea necesario. Finalmente, escucha el CD sin miedo, echa mano de tus fuentes de consulta:
de nuevo, siguiendo el texto y comprueba que todas las diccionarios, gramticas, amigos, internet; de nuevo,
respuestas son correctas. no tengas miedo de cometer errores, y piensa que es
a base de prctica como se aprende a escribir.
Grammar
La gramtica juega un papel importante, pero no esencial Segundo programa de vdeo (5 pgina)
en el aprendizaje de una lengua. El conocimiento de
las reglas no lleva automticamente a aplicarlas bien La sesin B del libro, que se corresponde con el
a la hora de hablar o escribir; por tanto, no debes segundo programa de vdeo, tiene por objeto ampliar
obsesionarte con la gramtica. Es ms importante ser la lengua presentada en la sesin anterior de forma
capaz de participar en una conversacin, leer un libro menos controlada y ms natural. El segundo programa
o escribir un correo que saber todas las reglas de la est compuesto por diversos elementos que abordan el
lengua. Conviene buscar un equilibrio. tema general introducido en la sesin anterior, desde

El conocimiento de las reglas gramaticales te ayudar a muy distintos puntos de vista:

entender ciertas estructuras complejas o simplemente Documentary: donde podrs ver una especie de
distintas a las espaolas; tambin te permitir corregir documental sobre algn aspecto relacionado con el
tus propias producciones, probablemente a posteriori, y tema de la unidad.
te dar una cierta sensacin de confianza; pero recuerda Same language, different lives: en esta seccin tendrs
que se pueden saber todas las reglas de una lengua y ser oportunidad de ver a varias personas de diferentes
incapaz de expresarse en la misma, as como tambin pases de habla inglesa respondiendo a preguntas
es posible expresarse con toda fluidez y correccin sin relacionadas con el tema de la unidad. De esta manera,
conocer las reglas. adems de or diferentes formas de hablar ingls,
As pues, conviene que estudies los recuadros de podrs aprender cmo es la vida en estos pases y
explicaciones gramaticales, que comprendas bien los contrastarla con la tuya.
ejemplos y que hagas los ejercicios correspondientes. The Street: esta es una seccin nueva donde se

Speaking describen a distintos personajes que viven en una calle


tpica de Londres. En cada episodio aparecen nuevos
Hay dos clases de actividades de speaking: de produccin
personajes dando as forma al vecindario. Se hace
y de interaccin. Las actividades de produccin las
hincapi no solo en caractersticas lingsticas sino
puedes hacer solo. Sin embargo, para las actividades de
tambin en la cultura britnica. Cada personaje tiene
interaccin necesitas a alguien con quien interactuar. Si
una personalidad diferenciada y por tanto se abordan

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temas diversos en relacin a sus preocupaciones y ser importante, pero mucho ms importante es el uso y
situacin social. Aporta un valor didctico pues pone la prctica de la lengua con o sin errores. No obstante,
de relieve los conocimientos vistos a lo largo de la la tutora presencial puede ser un buen momento para
unidad, en ejemplos prcticos de la vida cotidiana. preguntar tus dudas y practicar las actividades orales de
Ben & Beth: tambin es una seccin nueva, en la que esta seccin con tus compaeros.
se muestra, con un toque de humor, el da a da de una
Self Test (10 pgina)
pareja. Sus situaciones cotidianas tienen por objeto
reforzar los elementos del lenguaje vistos a lo largo de Esta ltima pgina de cada unidad te da la oportunidad
la unidad, repasando el vocabulario y la pronunciacin. de que te autoevales y ayudarte a preparar el examen
Pues bien, antes de ver el segundo programa, es muy de fin de mdulo. Cada pgina constar de una actividad
conveniente que leas todas las actividades que debes de comprensin auditiva o lectora, as como de una
hacer antes y despus, porque, entre las dos secciones actividad de expresin oral o escrita y de algn ejercicio
de esta pgina, encontrars toda la lengua bsica del sobre el uso de la lengua.
programa y, si las lees cuidadosamente, buscando en No debes realizar estos ejercicios hasta despus de
el diccionario las palabras desconocidas, te resultar haber completado las otras tres partes de la unidad y
mucho ms motivador y fcil ver y comprender todos despus de haber visto los programas A y B de vdeo.
sus elementos. Si te resultan muy difciles, vuelve a hacer las partes
Realiza las actividades de la seccin Before you watch relevantes de la unidad, vuelve a ver los programas de
antes de ver el programa de TV: muchas de ellas estn televisin, repasa, si es necesario, toda la unidad y,
encaminadas a familiarizarte con el lenguaje que se va a sobre todo, no te desesperes.
usar y, en ocasiones, a predecirlo. Al final de la pgina, aparece un pequeo consejo,
Realiza las actividades de la seccin After you watch Learning tip, cuyo objetivo es facilitarte el aprendizaje
despus de ver el programa. stas tienen por misin de los distintos aspectos de la lengua. Finalmente,
medir tu comprensin de los diversos elementos. aparecen dos llamadas al libro 2 de Vocabulary and
Un consejo que deberas tener muy en cuenta: no Grammar, que se ofrece como material complementario
te preocupes si no entiendes todas y cada una de las para ayudarte a practicar tanto la gramtica como el
palabras que oigas o leas. Lo importante es entender lo vocabulario que se trabajan en cada unidad.
esencial de cada uno de sus elementos. Por ltimo, un consejo muy importante para que puedas
tener xito con el curso Thats English!: asiste a las
Consolidation (8 y 9 pginas) sesiones de tutora con regularidad. Son fundamentales
para el desarrollo de la expresin oral.
En esta parte del libro se repasan y amplan los
contenidos de las dos primeras sesiones, A y B. Cada
una de las actividades integra varias destrezas, bien sea
la comprensin auditiva con la expresin escrita u oral,
o la comprensin lectora con la expresin escrita u oral,
etc.
Algunas de estas actividades pueden ser ms abiertas
y menos controladas que las de las sesiones A y B.
No debes preocuparte si no sabes si has resuelto
bien la actividad o no. El mismo hecho de realizarla
te ha servido para mucho. Como muchas otras cosas
de la vida, una lengua se aprende practicndola y
cometiendo errores. La correccin de los errores puede

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UNIT Your life today
Intercambiar informacin personal

OBJETIVOS
Describir hbitos en presente
Describir lo que est sucediendo
en el momento de hablar

A Do you enjoy working here?


BEFORE YOU WATCH 5 Responde a las preguntas.
1 1 What does Rob say
1 Qu sueles hacer todos los das?
about his job?
a He likes his colleagues.
b Its boring and not
well-paid.
c He starts work at 7 a.m.
make calls do crosswords meet friends
2 Qu crees que estn haciendo estas personas? 2 2 What are they doing
a b c in the hotel?
a They are having a
holiday.
b They are visiting
Jackie.
d e f
c They are working.

6 Quin va a trabajar en tren?


a b

WHILE YOU WATCH


3 Responde a las preguntas.

1 Who discovers the 2 How many stars do the


job of the two new inspectors finally give
guests? the Park Hotel?

AFTER YOU WATCH NOW YOU!


4
7 Describe cmo es un da normal de tu vida.
Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
wake up have a shower
1 Mrs Bowler is in room 6.
have breakfast go to work
2 Jackie often works at night.
have lunch finish work have dinner
3 Mr Norton usually drinks orange juice.
watch television go to bed
4 The chef starts work at eight oclock with his
breakfast.
I usually wake up at 7 oclock.
5 Hannah likes loud music.

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Your life today

READING
1 Seala qu actividades haces frecuentemente y aade dos ms.

work meet friends eat out ...


do exercise watch TV surf the Internet ...

2 Lee el texto rpidamente y elige el ttulo ms apropiado.

1 a Find more time for your family b Relationships: whats important to you? c Evaluate your lifestyle

1 Is your work important to you?


T oday, weve all got very important 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 not imp
2 How often do you relax?
ortant
busy lives. We work a lot
and we havent got a lot every day 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / never
of free time. But some 3 How often do you do exercise?
people have the time every day 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 never
to work, rest and play. 4 Are friends important to you?
Whats the secret? very important 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 not imp
ortant
5 How often do you feel stressed?
Professor Gabriel Hinds
always 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 never
is a sociologist and hes studying the effect of
6 Do you talk about problems in you
lifestyle on health. Nowadays, many people r life?
always 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 never
feel unhappy. Their lives are boring or they feel
7 Is money important to you?
stressed. They do the same things every day but
very important 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 not imp
they dont know how to change. I want to find ortant
8 Is your diet ...
out how people can make changes to have a
very healthy 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 very unh
better life and be relaxed. ealthy
9 Are relationships important to you
Professor Hinds uses a questionnaire to find out ?
very important 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 not imp
about peoples lifestyles. Why dont you try it? ortant
10 Are you happy with your lifestyle
?
never 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 all the time

YOUR SCORE
1014 You have to make some changes now. You are 2539 Your life is good but you can make small
unhappy at work and your health is bad. Think about changes. Look at what you eat and how often you
your work-life balance: you cant spend 90% of your exercise. Remember to meet your friends and build
time working! relationships.
1524 You work a lot but you havent got time for 4050 You have got a great work-life balance. However,
friends and relationships. Dont worry about work and be careful. Lifestyles can change!
housework: find a new hobby.

3 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas 5 Completa las frases con estas palabras.
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
1 Some people can have a busy life but they busy free healthy boring long
have time to relax too. positive stressed
2 Gabriel Hinds is a doctor.
1 When you have got a lot of things to do, you
3 He thinks a lot of people dont have time to relax. are .
4 He thinks people can change their lifestyle. 2 When you eat good food, you are .
3 When people are happy with their life, they are
usually ... .
4 Lee el cuestionario y respndelo. Ests o no de
4 When you work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., its a
acuerdo con los resultados?
day.
5 When you do the same work every day, its
sometimes ... .
6 When you cant relax, you are often ... .
7 When you dont work, you have ... time.

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UNIT 1
LANGUAGE STUDY
8
1 Escucha cmo se pronuncia la s en estas 3 Relaciona las actividades con las imgenes.
palabras.
2
catch the bus text a friend go to the gym
/s/ work - works / stop - stops
get home have a shower commute
/z/ arrive - arrives / read - reads
have a coffee break start work
/z/ finish - finishes / watch - watches
wash my hair watch the news

a b c d e
La s de la 3 persona del singular
del present simple se pronuncia...
/s/ despus de consonantes sordas: /p/, /t/, /k/, /f/
stops, wants, works, laughs

/z/ despus de vocales y consonantes sonoras:


/b/, /d/, /g/, /v/, /l/, /m/, /n/, //
plays, does, robs, reads, jogs, arrives, travels, f g h i j
climbs, listens, sings

/z/ despus de /s/, /z/, //, /t/, /d/


kisses, sneezes, finishes, watches, changes

Presta atencin: x = /ks/ relaxes


Recuerda: cuando aadimos /z/ el verbo tiene
una slaba ms que en el infinitivo.

4 Completa el texto con los verbos del recuadro en


2 Escucha y repite estas palabras. Completa la present simple.
tabla.
3
enjoys goes has likes makes drive not get up relax finish watch
meets relaxes starts washes not have breakfast eat not catch
start go have get home get up
/s/ /z/ /z/
Tim is a postman. He usually (1) at four
oclock in the morning, but at Christmas, he (2)
at four oclock, but at half past three! He (3)
at home. He often (4) a bacon sandwich and a
cup of tea in the canteen at work.
I always (5) ... to work I (6) the bus because
its very early! I (7) ... work at five a.m. and I (8)
... lunch at about twelve oclock.
Tim (9) ... work at three oclock in the afternoon
and he (10) at four.
Present simple (revisin)
In the evening, I (11) the news and I (12)
Usamos el present simple para hablar de hbitos
o rutinas. with my family. I usually (13) ... to bed at nine
Every day I cycle to work. oclock. Its a long day.
She meets friends at the weekend.
He finishes work at 5 oclock. 5 Es similar tu da a da al de Tim?
I dont read books.
He doesnt commute to work.
What time do you get up?
Does she work on Saturdays? I dont get up at four oclock. I get
up at seven oclock.

THATS ENGLISH! 11
Your life today
6 Escucha a tres personas hablando sobre lo que Maisy: Yes, Im fine, thanks. I (4) ... in first class
hacen. Relaciona las personas con las imgenes. and I (5) ... at some documents on my
4
a Eva Bishop, CSI officer laptop.
b Sienna Hobbs, actress Sam: Great. Are you ready to meet Lewis?
c Jason Michael, busker Maisy: I (6) ... my presentation now. (7) ... you ?
Sam: Yes, I (8) ... my emails. There are about 300
1 2 3
in my inbox.
Maisy: Can you email me a document? Have you
got time?
Sam: Of course. What do you want me to do?
Maisy: I cant find the design file for Lewiss
7 Escucha de nuevo y responde a las preguntas. project. I (9) ... for it at the moment.
1 Does Sienna usually work in the theatre or onTV? Sam: No problem. Yes, here it is. I (10) ... it to
4
2 What time does Sienna start to practise for the you now.
play? Maisy: Thanks, Sam, youre a star!
3 What time does her play finish?
9 Escucha la conversacin y completa las
4 Where does Jason work? frases. Seala si corresponden a S (Stuart) o a
5 Does he sometimes make a lot of money? 6
D (Diane).
6 Who does Eva work for? 1 Im writing a report for my manager. S
7 Does Eva start work at the same time every day? 2 Are you having with it?
8 How does Eva describe her job? 3 Are you feeling ?
4 are you asking?
5 At the moment, youre going to work at
Present continuous (revisin)
6 Im working very .
Para hablar de lo que est sucediendo en este
mismo momento (now). 7 No, Im not playing tennis or doing .
Im watching TV now. 8 Im doing much at the moment.
Sorry, hes not at his desk. Hes having a coffee 10 Un tweet es un mensaje breve de hasta 140
break. caracteres. Lee estos tweets y relacinalos con
Are you doing your homework?
las imgenes.
Para hablar de algo que sucede en el presente, de
1 2 3
manera temporal (these days).
What are they doing at the present time?
Theyre working on a project in Peru.
John isnt enjoying his job these days because
hes travelling a lot.
Im living with a friend until I find a new flat.

a Hi guys. Heres my morning 6:30 a.m. Im


8 Completa la conversacin con los verbos del getting up early (bad) and making breakfast
recuadro, luego escucha y comprueba. (good)! Toast and strong coffee (very good)!
5
b 2:00 p.m. Im sitting in a meeting with my
read feel sit send look prepare boss. Shes talking but I dont understand. Im
travel work search do thinking about my holidays. Is that bad?!
c 10 p.m. Im commuting home from work. Im
Sam: Hello, Nectar Design, Sam Wells speaking.
texting my friends and Im reading a book:
Maisy: Hi, Sam, its Maisy Walton.
Your Work-Life Balance. There are some good
Sam: Hi, Maisy, how are you? What (1) ...
ideas. Im thinking about changing my life!
you ... ?
Maisy: Im on a train. I (2) ... to London for a
11 Escribe tres tweets. Explica qu haces durante
meeting with Lewis. tres momentos diferentes del da.
Sam: Oh, OK. (3) you ... OK today? You looked
tired last week.

12 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 1
B Its time to get up
a Nick is giving out information
BEFORE YOU WATCH 2
about his show.
Documentary b Nick performs a show every
1 Relaciona las imgenes con las frases. night in his flat.
a b c d c Nick goes to a lot of expensive
shows.

3 a Nick is sharing his flat with


six other people.
1 Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland.
b Nick is staying in a large
2 Every year, Edinburgh is home to the
house.
Edinburgh festival.
c Nick is studying at university.
3 Theyre playing the bagpipes.
4 Hes performing in the street. The Street
The Street 5 Responde a las preguntas.
1 1 How many minutes does
2 Cunto tiempo tardas en realizar estas
actividades? Geoff need to get dressed?

1 2 3 4

2 2 What time does Geoffs mum


bring him his mug of tea?
1 Get up. minutes.
2 Eat breakfast. minutes.
3 Go to work. minutes.
4 Get home from work. minutes. 3 3 What time does Geoff get
home from work every day?
Ben & Beth
3 Describe qu est pasando en cada imagen e
imagina la historia.
a b c Ben & Beth
6 Observa las imgenes de la actividad 2. Has
acertado con la historia?

7 Responde a las preguntas.


1 Whats the name of the restaurant?
2 What are the names of their friends?
AFTER YOU WATCH 3 What is Ben looking for?
Documentary 4 Where are the keys?
4 Elige las opciones correctas sobre el Festival de
Edinburgh. NOW YOU!
1 a Millions of events take place 8 Completa el texto sobre un festival de tu
during the Edinburgh Festival Comunidad Autnoma.
every year. [name of a village or town] is in [name of
b Hundreds of actors and dancers your autonomous community]. Every year, there
perform in the Edinburgh Festival is a festival. The name of the festival is [name
every year. of festival]. People [What do people do?]. I
c Thousands of visitors come to the [Do you like the festival?] the festival because
Edinburgh Festival every year. [Give reasons.].

THATS ENGLISH! 13
Your life today

READING
1 Responde a las preguntas. 2 Lee el blog rpidamente y relaciona los prrafos
con las imgenes.
1 Do you ever read books, blogs or articles 7
a b c
about travelling to other countries?

2 What do you think people usually write in a


travel blog?
d e
3 Why do people write travel blogs?

Blog Journey
Lindas Australian Week 4
factfile 1 Only two weeks of our adventure to go. This week were travelling through Australias
Town / City: Red Centre. Were visiting the town of Alice Springs, or as the local people call it,
Alice Springs
The Alice. Right now, as Im writing, Im looking out of the window at a family of
Accommodation:
kangaroos. I think they are searching for food.
Red Centre Hostel
Things to see and do:
2 David is visiting one of the local tourist attractions, the MacDonnell National Park.
MacDonnell National Right now, I think hes sitting under a tree and drinking traditional Australian billy
Park walking tour; tea.
local Aboriginal artists;
3 The other people at the hostel are from all over the world. Right now, some of them
wildlife
are eating lunch but I cant eat at lunchtime ... its too hot! I eat in the evening when
Food:
barbecues (seafood, its cool. The chef does a good barbecue. I think barbecue is their national dish!
meat, salads) 4 There are a lot of Aboriginal families in and around The Alice. They make money in
Local people: different ways. Today, one guy is telling stories to travellers and hes painting amazing
lots of tourists, pictures of birds and animals.
Aboriginal people
5 The landscape is unique. I can only see red desert but plants and animals grow and
Climate:
hot; 45 degrees Celsius live here in the heat. Today, as usual, the sun is shining and here in The Red Centre
in the afternoon; dry and Hostel the air-conditioning is working all the time. The temperature is 45 degrees
sunny Celsius so Im staying indoors and drinking cold water!
Advice to travellers:
stay inside during the day Linda, Red Centre Hostel, Alice Springs, Australia, Dec 20th

3 Cul de estas frases describe mejor a Linda y 3 What are the other hotel guests doing while
David? Linda is writing?
1 Linda and David are professional hotel 4 Where are Linda and David staying in The
inspectors, working in Australia. Alice?
2 Linda and David are taking a long holiday in 5 Whats the weather like in Alice Springs?
Australia. 6 Why is Linda staying inside?
3 Linda is a travel writer. Shes writing a book 5 Busca las palabras o las frases del blog que
about Australia. corresponden a estos significados.
4 David is working in a caf at the MacDonnell
1 trying to find or looking for
National Park.
2 places for tourists to visit
4 Responde a las preguntas. 3 a basic hotel
1 What does Linda think the kangaroos are 4 typical food from a country
doing? They are searching for food. 5 very special the only one
2 What is David visiting? 6 a machine for cooling rooms or cars

14 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 1
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 En ingls, se enfatizan, acentundose, las 4 Escucha y completa las frases con los verbos
palabras que aportan informacin. Presta entre parntesis. Subraya las expresiones
8 10
atencin a las palabras en rojo. correctas.
1 I ... (sit) on a train (at the moment / often).
1 Were visiting the town of Alice Springs.
2 What ... (you / do)?
2 His name is David.
3 Theyre from Australia. 3 I (drink) a coffee and I (text) my friends
4 I usually go to work at nine oclock. well, and now I (talk) to you.

2 Lee y pronuncia estas frases. Subraya las palabras 4 (Right now / Always), I ... (eat) a sandwich.
acentuadas en cada frase. Luego, escucha y 5 I (often / sometimes) ... (have dinner) at the
9
comprueba.
Caf Rouge.
1 Its hot!
2 I love barbecues. 6 I (always / now) (stay) in the same hotel.
3 What are you doing now? 7 I (at the moment / usually) (visit) the
4 Were staying in a hostel. university.
5 The National Park is amazing. Escucha de nuevo y comprueba tus respuestas.
6 They arent sitting in the sun. 5 Eres un personaje famoso. Tus compaeros
adivinan quien eres a partir de tus respuestas.

Usos de present simple y present continuous Where do you live? What is your job?
Present simple
Para hablar de hbitos y rutinas. What do you usually What do you do
Se suele usar con adverbios y expresiones de do at weekdays? at weekends?
frecuencia.
She always has three weeks holiday in the
summer. What are you doing at the moment?
They dont go abroad every year.
Do you sometimes have a day off work and go
shopping? 6 Escribe entradas en una red social simulando
ser el personaje que has elegido en la actividad
Present continuous anterior. Observa el siguiente ejemplo.
Para hablar de lo que estamos haciendo ahora.
Se suele usar con estas expresiones de tiempo:
now, at the moment, right now. 8:00 a.m. Today Im having a day
Where are you now? Im sitting on the train. off. I usually wake up at 7 a.m. and
At the moment Im not working, Im visiting I go to the gym but today Im lying
friends in Dublin. in bed and reading a book.
Are they meeting right now?
Midday. Im eating a burger and fries with my
family. Im often very busy so I eat a sandwich
at my desk.
3 Escucha la conversacin entre Mimi y Rod.
Responde a las preguntas. 9:00 p.m. In the evening, I usually talk to my
10 advisors and plan the next day but tonight Im
1 Where is Rod? watching a movie with my kids. This is the best
2 What is he doing? way to spend the evening.
3 Where is Mimi?
4 What is Mimi doing?
5 What does Mimi usually do there?
8:00 a.m. Today ...
6 Whats the name of Rods friend?

THATS ENGLISH! 15
Your life today

CONSOLIDATION
1 Lee la entrevista y responde a las preguntas.
1 Where does Tabitha live and work?
She lives and works in Cornwall, in south-west England.
2 What does Tabitha usually do when she is not in Cornwall?
3 What does Tabitha do in the evening?
4 What are Tabithas favourite things?
5 How does Tabitha give information about travel?
6 According to Tabitha, how do people book holidays now?

What are you doing at the moment?


I usually live in the UK for six months. Then I
travel abroad to meet different people and find
out about their lives. But Im writing a new book
at the moment. The idea for my new book is to
combine my favourite things: I like walking with
Bones and writing travel books. So, now every
F or six months of the year, Tabitha Poole month, I go walking with Bones in a different
lives and works at home. For the rest of the part of the UK and then I write about it. My book
year, shes on the road, travelling to look for is called Around Britain with a Dog.
information and material for her new books.
What do you say to people who want to be
Tabitha, can you tell us a little about yourself? travel writers?
Well, Im a travel writer and I live and work Write! Im writing a book but I often tweet
in Cornwall, in south-west England. Im from or update my blog. I sometimes use social
London, but I love living in Cornwall. networking sites, such as Facebook or LinkedIn.
Online publishing is very important. At the
Whats your routine at home?
moment, people book tickets or organise holidays
I always get up around seven oclock and I take online. They dont visit travel agents in the High
my dog, Bones, for a run on the beach. After that, Street. With travel blogs, customers can read
I write for about four hours: I have to write 2,000 about what people are doing and where theyre
words every day. Then I have lunch and go for travelling. Then they book their own holiday.
another walk with Bones. I usually go out and
visit friends in the evening or go to the local pub.

2 Qu ests haciendo ahora? Qu haces normalmente en vacaciones? Escribe cuatro frases.

At the moment Im working on a new project. On holiday, I usually travel abroad.

16 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 1
3 Escucha las descripciones sobre estas personas. Completa la tabla.
11
What time does
What job(s) are you What are you doing What time does
Name & country your working day
doing? in your leisure time? your day end?
start?

Fabio Im a student and


(3) No free time. (4)
(1) I work in a (2) .

Kala Im doing a (7)


I work in a (5) . (6) (8)
Canada course.

Im a (9) ... ,
Dale
a (10) guard and (11) Im very busy. (12)
Jamaica
a fisherman.

4 Seala si estas frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
11 1 Fabio lives with his friends. 4 Kala is saving money.
2 Fabios father is a doctor. 5 Dale usually works in a hotel.
3 Kala lives in Vancouver, Canada.

5 Piensa en tus actividades cotidianas. Habla con tus compaeros y encuentra a alguien que comparta
cinco actividades contigo.

Right now, Im At the moment, Im I never text my I usually have a coffee


studying for an exam. working very hard. friends from work. break at 11 oclock.

6 Lee los mensajes de mvil de Jean y Malcolm. Qu frases corresponden a cada uno de ellos?
1 is retired. 4 was 60 last week.
2 is working today. 5 has got two children.
3 is 60 this week. 6 plays sport every day.

Happy 60th birthday, Malcolm! Hello Jean! Im fine. The children are
How are you? Im in the garden at working hard. Jacqueline is teaching
the moment. Im cutting the grass. in London and Peter is studying for
Barney is cooking dinner. Were both his exams. Im busy. Im having a
retired but were very busy. Barney is learning to coffee break now but today is a working day. Mrs
play the piano and I meet the girls at the tennis Sanders is waiting for me: I have to cut her hair!
club every morning. Talk soon, Malcolm xx
Love, Jean xx PS Happy 60th birthday for last week!

Send Send

7 Imagina que tienes treinta aos ms. Manda un mensaje a un amigo describiendo cmo es tu vida.

Hi ...! How are you?


Im fine ...

Send

THATS ENGLISH! 17
SELF TEST UNIT 1
1 Completa las frases con la forma correcta de los 4 Escucha la conversacin telefnica entre Naomi
verbos del recuadro. y Edwin. Cual es su relacin?
12
catch the bus commute finish work
5 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
get home go to the bathroom
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
start work leave the house
1 Edwin is sitting in front of his home computer.
1 She doesnt drive to work, she . 2 Naomi is driving home from work.
2 Im catching the train at nine this morning, so 3 Naomi is meeting her sister at the book club.
I have to ... at eight. 4 The book club never finishes at midnight.
3 He lives in Oxford but he works in Reading so 5 Naomi doesnt go to work early on Fridays.
he for an hour every day. 6 Naomi finishes the call because her phone is
4 I work nightshifts. I at 8:00 p.m. and I at broken.
8:00 a.m. 7 Edwin is drinking a cup of tea.
5 I have got two sisters. I always get up at seven
6 Lee lo que Cristina hace a diario.
so I can and have a shower first!
6 After work, I usually at about six. Then Hi, my name is Cristina and this is my typical Monday.
I relax and spend time with my family. 8:30 a.m. Dan drives the children to school and I
2 Elige la opcin correcta. arrive at my desk and check emails.
11:00 a.m. I sometimes meet Dan for coffee. Hes
1 Parisians live / are living in Paris.
2 We usually catch / are catching the bus to work usually late. I often have latte, but I sometimes
but today it rains / is raining and we drive / are have cappuccino!
driving. 1:00 p.m. I eat lunch in my office. Always a salad!
3 I never drink / Im never drinking coffee. 4:15 p.m. I usually watch the children play football
4 A: What does he do / is he doing? at school.
B: He writes / Hes writing his travel blog right
8:00 p.m. The children go to bed.
now.
5 A: Is it time for a break? Ahora completa la informacin de Cristina para
B: Almost. Paddy makes / is making coffee. Do este lunes.
you want a cup?
8:35 a.m. I (1) (check) emails and Dan (2)
3 Whitney est trabajando en un banco en (drive) the children to school.
Bruselas. Hakim le manda un mensaje. 11:15 a.m. I (3) (sit) in a caf. I (4) (wait)
Completa los textos con la forma apropiada for Dan. He (5) (be) late, as usual! I (6)
de present simple o present continuous de los (drink) cappuccino this morning.
verbos entre parntesis. 1:00 p.m. Lunch (7) (be) always boring.
I (8) (eat) salad again! I (9) (never /
make) sandwiches.
Hi Whitney! It (1) ... (snow) here in Chicago at
4:30 p.m. I (10) (stand) by the school
the moment. How is Brussels? Hx
football field. It (11) (rain)! I (12) (be)
Send cold and bored but the children (13) (have)
a great time.
Hi Hakim 8:05 p.m. Dan (14) (put) the children to
Brussels is good. It (2) (not snow) here! I (3) bed and I (15) (watch) TV. Lovely!
(have) a great time and I (4) (learn) a lot
about the banking business. Work (5) (start) 7 Escribe dos entradas en tu muro de Facebook
at 8.00 a.m. every day. We (6) (have) a team describiendo lo que haces en distintos
meeting and then we (7) (go) to our offices. momentos del da.
The colleagues in my team (8) (be) friendly.
We (9) (have) lunch together right now. We Learning tip
(10) (sit) in a bar in the centre of Brussels.
I (11) (eat) the Belgian national dish, chips, Una imagen te puede ayudar a comprender
and I (12) (write) this email. My colleagues y recordar nuevas palabras y expresiones.
(13) (talk) in French. I (14) (not speak) Cuando escribas vocabulario intenta hacer un
French very well. dibujo junto a la palabra.
See you soon,
Whitney More practice: Vocabulary: Habits and lifestyles (page 6)
Send Grammar: Present simple vs Present
continuous (page 46)
18 THATS ENGLISH!
2
UNIT (Good) Memories

OBJETIVOS
Describir experiencias en el pasado
Expresar estados de nimo y sentimientos

A I remember when you were born


BEFORE YOU WATCH 4 Elige la respuesta correcta.
1 Grandpa Stiles visited the Park Hotel last year.
1 Recuerdas lo que hacas hace 5 aos?
He stayed .
a for a week
b for a day
c for a weekend
2 Oliver passed his exams. He worked hard .
a for six days
b for six weeks
1 Did you have a job? c for six months
2 What did your family do? 3 Chris was at school in England. He went to
3 How old were you and your family? boarding school .
4 Did any special events take place? a for three years
5 Were your hobbies the same five years ago? b for ten years
6 Where did you go on holiday? c for eight years

WHILE YOU WATCH


5 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
2 Responde a las preguntas. (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
1 Grandpa lived in Italy for twenty years.
2 Grandpa met his wife in Kenya.
3 Chris and Sophie were at school together.
4 On their first date, Chris and Sophie got lost.
5 Last year, the family went on holiday to a hotel.
1 What languages 2 Where did Chris 6 Sophie helped Chris to read the map.
did Grandma speak? and Sophie meet?

AFTER YOU WATCH NOW YOU!


3 Responde a las preguntas. 6 Piensa en momentos de tu vida que te hicieron
sentir...

happy sad confused bored

1 Why are 2 What 3 Who is the I watched a movie last night.


the family happened to woman in I was so bored!
having a the family the picture?
reunion? the last time
I felt very happy when
they went on
my daughter was born.
holiday?

THATS ENGLISH! 19
(Good) Memories

READING
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Where were you born? 3 Have you still got friends from school?
2 What is your first memory? 4 Do you go on holiday to the places you went as a child?
2 Lee rpidamente las entradas de esta pgina web. Responde a las preguntas.
1 Who is looking for information?
13
2 Who is trying to find an old friend?
3 Who is trying to identify people?
Friends Reunited
Are you a student from St Jamess School, Manchester, 1980s?
Im organising a school reunion! Do you remember me? Im Paul Scotty Scott and
I went to St Jamess School from 19811986. Were you in my class? Our teacher was
Mrs King. I talked a lot and I didnt do any work, so I didnt pass my exams. (1)
I am looking for people from my class, and I really want to find Harry Kelly. We met
on the first day of school but he moved to London. Come to the reunion, Harry! Scotty

Were you in the County Hospital, Cambridge, 18 years ago?


18 years ago, I had my first baby, a beautiful daughter, Octavia. She was born in
the County Hospital, Cambridge. I didnt sleep a lot and for 10 days the nurses
and doctors looked after Octavia. They were very kind, but I cant remember their
names. (2) Octavia had her 18th birthday last week and I want to say Thank you!
Lesliesmith16
Did you work in the Railway Hotel, Oxford, between 1920 and 1970?
My name is Pauline Thomas and Im writing a history of the Railway Hotel in Oxford.
My father died in 1956, when I was very young. I first visited the hotel with my
mother in 1957. She went there with my father in 1932. I went to Oxford last year, to
walk around the city. It was very romantic. I want to find stories about the hotel for
my book. (3) Thank you for your help. MrsPThomas

3 Completa cada hueco 1 - 3 con una de estas 5 Responde a las preguntas.


opciones.
1 How many years was Paul Scott at St Jamess
a For example, famous escapologist Harry School?
Houdini once stayed in my favourite room. He 2 When did he meet Harry Kelly?
lost his key and he didnt leave his room for 3 How long was Leslie Smith in hospital?
twelve hours. The porter had to let him out! 4 How old is her daughter now?
b One day I brought my pet mouse to school in 5 What is Pauline Thomas writing about?
my bag. They sent me home and my mum was 6 How long did the escapologist stay in his room?
very angry!
c I remember that I often asked for a cup of tea
6 Utiliza los emoticonos para describir cmo se
in the middle of the night and talked to the
sintieron las diferentes personas mencionadas
nurses. My husband visited every day but I
en los textos.
was usually too tired to talk!
4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
happy sad nervous interested
1 Paul Scotty Scott studied a lot at school.
2 He lived in Manchester and then he moved to
London.
3 Leslie didnt talk much to her husband. surprised tired confused bored
4 The doctors and nurses were not very friendly
when she was in hospital.
5 Mrs P Thomas visited the Railway Hotel a year I think ... felt ... I think he/she felt ... .
after her father died.
6 A famous escapologist worked as a porter at
the Railway Hotel.
20 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 2
LANGUAGE STUDY
8
1 Relaciona las expresiones con las imgenes. 4 Escucha de nuevo y utiliza los relatos como
modelo para contar a un compaero alguna de
have a child buy or rent a house / at 14
tus experiencias y cmo te sentiste.
fall in love start your own business
go to university leave school I left school and went to university when
move to a different city find a job I was 18. I had a great time. I was happy.
retire meet a famous person

a b Past simple
Para hablar de experiencias y acontecimientos
en el pasado, se usa past simple.
I lived in Australia for ten years.
I didnt go to university.
When did you leave home?
c d

5 Escucha a Maria Papas hablando sobre su vida.


Completa su perl.
15

Name: Maria Papas


e f Nationality: (1)
Place of birth: (2)
Started school: (3)
Favourite teacher: (4)
First business experience:
Sold (5) to girls at school.
g h
6 Escucha de nuevo. Seala si las siguientes frases
son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
15
1 Maria Papass mother was English.
2 Maria Papas went to school in England when
she was eleven.
i j 3 She went to her fathers school in England.
4 Mrs Fletcher taught Maria for five years.
5 Maria earned some money at school.

7 Lee y completa con estos verbos el texto sobre


Maria Papas. Un verbo se puede usar dos veces

2 Clasica las experiencias de la actividad 1.


meet buy die go
family & home have a child start finish leave become
education
relationships
I (1) left school in 1991 and I (2) ... to Australia
work on a business trip with my dad. I was very
interested in business, even then. I (3) ... to
3 Escucha y relaciona a estas personas con los university in London in 1992. I (4) ... university in
recuerdos que relatan y di cmo se sentan. 1995 but my father (5) ... that year. My mother
14
a work b university c relationships d family gave me some money and after a year, I (6) ...
my first business. I worked very hard for about
1 2 3 4 ten years and in 2006, I (7) ... my 100th property
and (8) ... a millionaire. In 1998, I (9) Harrison
Ford, the famous actor, at a party. I was very
shy and very excited but he was wonderful!
Valentina Ian Leslie Bart

THATS ENGLISH! 21
(Good) Memories
8 Escucha y repite estas palabras. Fjate en la 11 Observa el curriculum vitae de Plcido Domingo
pronunciacin de las terminaciones del pasado: y completa las frases.
16
/t/, /d/ y /d/.
/t/ finished, stopped, watched, worked Curriculum Vitae
/d / played, snowed, travelled, loved, answered Plcido Domingo
/d/ decided, added, started, visited

1941: born in Madrid


La terminacin -ed de past simple se 1949: moves to Mexico
pronuncia ... 1959: works with Mexico National Opera
/t/ despus de consonantes sordas: 1962: moves to Israel / sings
/t/, /f/, /k/, /s/, //, /p/ with Hebrew National Opera
watched, laughed, worked, dressed, nished, 1965: leaves Hebrew National Opera after
stopped two and a half years
/d/ despus de vocales y consonantes sonoras: 19902002: performs with the Three Tenors
/b/, /d/, /g/, /l/, /m/, /n/, //, /v/, //, /z/, /r/ 1996-2011: directs Washington National Opera
played, agreed, snowed robbed, managed,
jogged, travelled, dreamed, cleaned, hanged,
loved, breathed, realized, shared 1 Plcido Domingo in Madrid .
(live / eight years)
/d/ despus de /d/ o /t/
Plcido Domingo lived in Madrid for eight years.
decided, added, started, wanted
2 He with the Mexico National Opera .
(work / three years)
3 He in Mexico . (live / thirteen years)
9 Escucha y repite estas palabras. Clasifcalas en 4 He with the Hebrew National Opera .
la tabla. (sing / two and a half years)
17
changed died ended hated helped 5 Plcido Domingo with the Three Tenors .
killed listened lived looked moved (perform / 12 years).
needed passed retired stayed talked 6 He the Washington National Opera .
visited waited washed wanted (direct / 15 years)
/t/ /d/ /d/
12 Escucha un programa de radio sobre Edurne
Pasabn y completa las frases.
19
18 Ahora escucha y comprueba.
1 Edurne Pasabn was born
in on 1st August .
10 Habla con un compaero sobre tus experiencias
2 She was years old when
personales ms importantes.
she climbed the last eight-
The rst time I went to school ... thousander mountain.
I remember a trip with my friends ... 3 When she was sixteen she
Once I went to a concert ... went on holiday with her to the Alps.
4 In 2001 she climbed .
5 Edurne lived for some years in .
for + periodos de tiempo
6 When she returned to the Basque Country
Se usa for seguido de un periodo de tiempo para
hablar de la duracin de una actividad. she a bed and breakfast and a restaurant.
I stayed in Mlaga for three weeks.
They visited their friends for two nights. 13 En parejas, haz preguntas sobre Edurne Pasabn
Did he live in Australia for five years or six y contstalas.
years?
Se usa How long ? para preguntar por la dura- When did she She started climbing
cin de una actividad. start climbing when she was very
How long did you travel around South America?
mountains? young.

22 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 2
B Life is not always easy
BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 5 Quin fue su primer amor?
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
a Did you go to university?
b Did you do any of these activities?

Play sports Meet new friends


Read a lot of books Learn to cook
Live away from home Visit other countries The Street
Study for a degree Meet your partner 6 Qu le preocupa a Mr Patel? Marca las frases
correctas.
Do a part-time job

The Street
2 Qu preocupaciones tienes?
family relationships money work house
politics friends health I never worry!
1 Bread and milk
2 The closed sign
Ben & Beth 3 Locking the door
3 Responde a estas preguntas. 4 Switching on the burglar alarm
a Do you sometimes argue with people?
5 Switching off the lights
b Tick the things you usually argue about:
6 The newspapers
family colleagues money work housework
politics friends I never argue!
Ben & Beth
7 Seala las frases verdaderas.
AFTER YOU WATCH 1 Ben loved the film but Beth hated it.
Documentary 2 Beth thinks Mike loved the film but Ben
4 Elige las opciones correctas. disagrees.
3 Ben hates Thai food and he didnt eat any in
the restaurant.
4 Ben was annoyed because the meal was
expensive.

NOW YOU!
1 How did Georgina feel when she first arrived 8 Fjate en las siguientes situaciones y expresa tu
at university? desacuerdo.
a She missed her friends and family. Its your turn to do the washing up.
b She was excited.
c She was very happy.
But I did it yesterday!
2 Where did Georgina live in her first year at
university?
a At home. b In a hotel. c In a hall of residence. Im too tired to do any housework.
I always do all the cleaning.
3 What problems did Georgina have for the
I did the hoovering last week.
first time? You never do any jobs around the house.
a She didnt sleep well.
b Cooking was difficult.
c She didnt have any money.

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(Good) Memories

READING
1 Alguna vez has querido cambiar tu vida? Escribe cinco cosas que podran mejorar tu calidad de vida.

2 Lee rpidamente este artculo de una web. Mencionan Sue y Nigel algn punto de tu lista anterior?
20
http://www.changeyourlife.com

Nigel & Sue


I remember that Sue and I argued a lot. Sometimes we argued for days. It
was always about the same things: money, work, time. She felt depressed
and was often angry and I was bored. (A) .
These are the words of Nigel Haven. Nigel worked in the City of London,
in a large bank, for 15 years. He met his wife, Sue, there. We were very
unhappy. (B) . I wanted a big house but Nigel thought our house was
big. I wanted new furniture or new clothes. Nigel and I worked for about
fourteen hours a day. I never saw him. Nigel explains what they decided to
do. We went on holiday for a couple of days. We went for a long walk and
we talked about what was important to us. I think we both felt a bit foolish
at first but (C) and really started to say how we felt.
Sue takes up the story. (D) but when we got back to our hotel, we felt
great. You know, excited and happy. After dinner, we sat down for twenty
minutes and each of us wrote a list of the things we wanted from our lives.
Nigel laughs and continues. We realised that we had money, a big house,
good jobs and all those things but (E) we didnt do the things we enjoyed
doing.
Sues turn. I went on a house-buying website and found a house on an
island in the north-west of Scotland. We jumped into our car, drove for five
hours, took one look at the house and Nigel decided to buy it. (F)
Nigel again. We gave up our busy London lives and this is where we live
now. We walk every day. I grow vegetables and Sue cooks and bakes. We
never did those things in London. Sues writing a book and I run a website
for people like us who want to change their lives. (G)

3 Lee estas frases y completa los espacios (A-G) del texto con ellas.

1 we were still very unhappy because 5 Before the walk, we were bored and tired.
2 I never felt relaxed. We werent happy. 6 after a few minutes we got more comfortable
3 I was really surprised. 7 Were happy and we feel great.
4 I felt worried about money and our house.

4 Lee el texto otra vez y responde a las preguntas. 5 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
1 What did Sue and Nigel argue about? (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
2 Why did Sue and Nigel never see each other? 1 Nigel and Sue didnt argue for a long time.
3 When did they write their lists? 2 They worked very long hours.
4 After they wrote their lists, what did they 3 Nigel wanted to buy a new house and new
realise? furniture.
5 What do they do differently in their new life? 4 They walked for twenty minutes and then they
wrote their lists.
5 Sue and Nigel often cooked in London.

24 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 2
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha y fjate en la slaba acentuada de cada 5 Escucha de nuevo y elige la opcin correcta.
palabra. Escucha de nuevo y repite. 1 The football match was between England and
21 23
unhappy argument website vegetables Brazil / Argentina.
remember relax friendly 2 Albert met a famous footballer / tennis player.
3 Lisa was on a school trip to Germany / France.
2 Clasica las siguientes palabras segn donde
4 She was twelve / twenty.
recae la slaba acentuada
22 5 When he danced, David felt happy /
angry annoyed bored comfortable uncomfortable.
confident confused depressed excited 6 Davids relationship with Sarah lasted a short /
foolish happy interested moody long time.
nervous relaxed sad 6 Completa estas frases segn tu propia
surprised tired worried experiencia. Usa adjetivos que describan cmo
te sentas. Compara con tu compaero.
1 2 3 1 I remember my first day at school. I felt ... and ... .
2 I remember my first date. I felt ... and ... but also ... .
angry 3 I remember the first time a teacher shouted at
me. I felt ... and ... .
3 Completa las frases con el adjetivo apropiado. 4 I remember my 18th birthday. I felt ... and ... .
1 I arranged to meet my husband at 6:00 p.m. - I felt very nervous and confused on my rst
I waited for an hour and then he arrived. I felt day at school.
very ... . (angry / interested / comfortable) - Oh, yes. And a teacher shouted at me. I felt
very foolish, I wasnt condent.
2 Last year was difficult. My mother died,
my father was very ill and I lost my job.
Oraciones temporales
I became quite ... but then I went to see
Usamos oraciones temporales con before,
a psychologist and she helped me a lot. after y when en pasado para indicar cundo
(worried / annoyed / depressed) sucedi una accin en relacin con otra anterior,
3 When we were planning our holidays, Rick posterior o simultnea.
first said he wanted to go to Italy, then he said When I was a child, I lived in Australia for
ten years.
he wanted to go to Austria and finally that he Before I met Pam, I didnt want to buy a at.
preferred to stay in England. I was totally .! What did you do after you finished university?
(surprised / confused / sad)
4 When I was a child, I remember I was 7 Completa con when, before o after.
always really ... on Christmas morning!
I still remember the first time a teacher was
(foolish / excited / condent)
really angry with me. One morning, (1) ... our
5 At the end of my first job interview, I stood teacher, Mr Wilcox, arrived in the class, I hid
up, thanked the interviewer and then walked under his desk. (2) ... he got to the classroom, he
through a door. Only, it wasnt the exit, it was looked around and asked about me. The other
a door to a cleaning cupboard. I felt very ... ! children said I was ill. He started the lesson and
(moody / foolish / tired) (3) ... a few minutes, I started taking things from
6 When we were children, my brother was always his desk. (4) ... he went to his desk to look at his
so ... . One day he was happy, then he was notes or to pick up a pen, they were gone.
sad, then angry. I never knew what to expect. (5) ... the lesson, his desk was clear and all the
(uncomfortable / surprised / moody) children thought it was very funny. Unfortunately,
4 Albert, Lisa y David describen sus experiencias (6) ... Mr Wilcox found me, he was very angry.
ms memorables. Qu adjetivos utilizan? (7) ... that day, I had a difficult relationship with
23
Albert 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... Mr Wilcox!
Lisa 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 8 Escribe una historia que empiece con I still
David 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... remember the first / last time ... .

THATS ENGLISH! 25
(Good) Memories

CONSOLIDATION
1 Lee estas historias y compltalas con los siguientes nales (a-c).
a One of them said Sit on the chair, please. I was very surprised. It was an art class. They thought I was
the model!
b That afternoon, we went shopping. Did you know you can go shopping there next to Italian canals?!
c My girlfriends mum opened the door and she looked really angry. Then she saw my face and said Oh,
you poor boy! After that, we had a great evening!

1 I remember my first holiday with my boyfriend. We were on holiday


in the USA. After two weeks, we arrived in Las Vegas. Roger wanted
to play roulette. He loves James Bond movies and, although I felt
foolish, we dressed up as James Bond and Pussy Galore and went to
the Golden Nugget casino. When he got there, he was very excited
and, before I could stop him, he put all our money on his lucky number
7. I was really annoyed but then the croupier shouted Number 7!
Eva
2 When I was young, I had lots of accidents. I remember the first time
my girlfriends parents invited me for dinner. That evening, before I
went to Janes parents house, I played in a university rugby match.
Just before the end of the match, I broke my nose so after that,
I went to hospital and then drove to my girlfriends house. I felt
very uncomfortable. My clothes were at the rugby club so when
I arrived for dinner, I was in my dirty rugby kit and two hours late.
Martin
3 My first job interview was to be a teacher in a college and it was
a disaster. When I arrived at the interview, I went for a coffee
because I was very nervous. The secretary told me to go and
change my clothes. I was confused but I went into a room and put
on a robe. They called Nia Long and I walked into the room. There
were ten people in there and a chair in the middle of the room.
Nia

2 Responde a las preguntas.


1 What game did Roger want to play?
2 How did Eva feel when she was dressed as Pussy Galore?
3 What did Roger and Eva do after they left the casino?
4 What game did Martin play before the dinner with his girlfriends parents?
5 How did Martin feel before his girlfriends mum opened the door?
6 How did Nia feel before she arrived at her job interview?
7 How many people were there in the room?

26 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 2
3 Escucha a Louise hablar sobre su primera entrevista de trabajo. Completa la tabla con lo que sali bien
y lo que sali mal en la entrevista.
24

right wrong

before the
looked for didnt look at
interview

during the
correctly felt very said
interview

after the another interview


interview got

4 Lee y completa el blog de viaje de Martin.

Martins travel blog


Hey travel fans!
Were inThailand.The weather is hot and sunny. Jane is on a beautiful
island beach and Im writing my blog from my hospital bed. Yes,
another accident! Heres the story. We (1) ... (arrive) in Bangkok and
we (2) ... (go) to the coast. We (3) ... (want) to go to the island of Koh
Samui so the tour guide (4) ... (organise) a boat trip. But before we
(5) ... (get) on the boat, we (6) ... (drive) through the jungle for four
hours. Jane (7) ... (read) her book but I (8) ... (be) car-sick. After the car journey, we (9) ... (take) the
boat to the island. On the island, we (10) ... (have) dinner. Jane (11) ... (eat) some fish and was OK
but back at our hotel room, I fell and (12) (break) my arm. So I (13) (return) to Bangkok and
now Im in the hospital. Jane (14) ... (call) me yesterday shes having a great time without me!

5 Escribe una entrada en un blog sobre algunas de tus vacaciones menos afortunadas.

Blog My holidays
Two years ago, I went with some friends to ...

THATS ENGLISH! 27
SELF TEST UNIT 2
1 Completa las frases con los siguientes adjetivos. 4 Escribe frases sobre Mick. Usa for y una
Hay tres que no son necesarios. expresin de tiempo.
angry bored confident foolish 1 Mick was born in 1966. He left home in 1986,
moody sad surprised tired when he went to university. Before he went to
university, Mick lived at home .
uncomfortable
2 Mick became a teacher in September 1990. He
1 I spent the whole day in a meeting. The boss didnt like it. He left teaching in July 1991. Mick
just talked and talked. I was very ... . was a teacher ... .
2 I came out of the theatre and found a parking 3 Mick bought his first car in 1990 and he sold it
ticket on my car. No way! I felt really ... . in 1998. Mick owned his rst car ... .
3 After I swam for an hour, I ran home. Then 5 Escucha a Thomas y escribe los tres
I cycled for another hour. I was very ... . acontecimientos importantes que menciona.
4 We were in a boat on a very windy day. It was 25
cold and wet. I felt very ... .
6 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
5 I prepared for the interview and I had a great
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas. Luego, escucha
CV. I felt very ... . 25
de nuevo y comprueba.
6 Madeleine, Marks girlfriend, phoned and invited
me to dinner at her house. I was really ... . 1 Thomas met Helen at a Christmas party.
2 Completa estos tweets con el verbo ms 2 Helen was annoyed when Thomas fell over
adecuado en past simple. and his drink went all over her.
3 Thomas invited Helen to go out for lunch.
4 When Thomas tried to find the chocolates, he
1 Jenny took Ray on a romantic holiday last hit his head on a restaurant table.
week. They (visit / pass / fall) Venice for the 5 Helens dad worked in the restaurant and he
took Thomas to hospital.
first time!
2 Romantic news! Alice saw Spanish Ramn for 7 Piensa en respuestas para estas preguntas.
the first time 3 months ago and she (have / 1 How old were you when you left school?
pass / fall) in love at first sight! 2 Did you pass all your exams?
3 How did you feel?
3 Chris is his own boss! He (start / meet /
4 Did you go to university or start work?
leave) his own business last week. 5 Did you take a holiday the summer after you
4 We saw Richard today. The twins are happy. left school? (If Yes Where did you go? Who did
you go with? How long were you on holiday?)
They (visit / go / have) to a new school in
September. 8 Ahora escucha las preguntas anteriores y
respndelas.
5 Find Jim a girlfriend. I didnt know but his wife 26
(visit / meet / leave) him last year and hes 9 Escribe sobre uno de estos acontecimientos.
depressed. 1 The first holiday you went on.
2 The first time you visited another country.
3 Vuelve a escribir estas frases con los verbos
3 The day you fell in love.
entre parntesis en past simple.
4 The day you started your first job.
1 We (have) a pizza and then I (take) the bus
home. Before ... . Learning tip
2 We (visit) Morocco and we (go) to the market.
When ... . Cuando escuches o leas en ingls, toma nota
3 I (swim) in the sea and then (eat) breakfast para ayudarte a recordar las ideas principales.
every day on holiday. Every day on holiday, Escribe las ideas o palabras ms destacadas.
before ... . Puedes utilizar estos apuntes como ayuda
4 I (go) to Hollywood and I (meet) Angelina Jolie. para hablar o escribir.
I was so excited! When ... was so excited. More practice: Vocabulary: Feelings and turning points
5 I (leave) home. Two years later, my mum (buy) (page 8)
a new house. Two years after ... . Grammar: Past simple, Past time clauses
6 I (go) to my best friends wedding and with when, after, before, How
I (meet) my husband at the wedding reception! long? and for + time periods
After ... . (page 48)
28 THATS ENGLISH!
3
UNIT Learning languages
Tomar conciencia de nuestras estrategias

OBJETIVOS
de aprendizaje
Dar consejos
Utilizar el diccionario con eficacia

A How can I improve my English?


BEFORE YOU WATCH 4 Seala las frases verdaderas.
1 Maria wants to go to the park.
1 Cuntos idiomas hablas y qu nivel tienes?
2 Maria cant see a bus timetable because Ron
Completa la tabla.
hasnt got one.
/s/ perfect good OK a little 3 Stanley helps Maria with the pronunciation of
birthday.
Spanish
4 Maria doesnt want to do her homework.
English 5 Stavros didnt sleep because his air conditioning
was broken.

5 Responde a las preguntas.


1 Where does the class take place?
a In the classroom.
WHILE YOU WATCH b Outside.
2 Responde a las preguntas c In the pub.

1 What is Stavross room 2 How does Alex describe Stavros when he is


number? polite?
a A good student.
b A nice guy.
c A polite Englishman.
2 What is she practising? 3 The students think English people use certain
expressions all the time. What are they?
a Please and thank you.
b Sorry, please and thank you.
c Excuse me, please and sorry.

AFTER YOU WATCH 4 Where does Ron think Stavros comes from?
a Italy
3 Quin dice qu? Identica la expresin que no
b Spain
se utiliza en el episodio.
c Greece
/s/ Alex Stanley
Well done!
NOW YOU!
6 Haz una lista de palabras en ingls que te
Good job! parezcan difciles de pronunciar. Por qu
Thats great! te cuesta pronunciarlas?

Congratulations!
Keep going!

THATS ENGLISH! 29
Learning languages

READING
1 Seala cmo preeres aprender un idioma. 2 Piensa en cuando aprendiste algn idioma en el
colegio. Contesta a las preguntas.
1 In class, did you like reading, listening, writing
or speaking?
2 Who spent more time speaking, the students
or the teacher?
3 Did you use the language outside the
classroom? When?
4 When you finished school, were you good at
speaking, writing or reading the language?
3 Lee rpidamente el cuestionario. Elige el mejor ttulo.

27
a Are you learning English? b Do you like learning languages? c What type of learner are you?

1 When you learn a new 2 What is important to you 3 Which of these sentences describes
language, do you when you learn a language? how you feel?
a buy a book and study the a I want to write letters and a I dont like making mistakes.
grammar? read newspapers. I want to be correct.
b buy a DVD and watch it on b I want to watch TV and b I want to talk to people and its OK
TV? understand songs. to make mistakes.
c visit the country and learn c I want to visit the country c I like going to places, seeing
the language there? and talk to the local people. and doing things, so I learn the
language to do that.

ANSWERS & ADVICE


Majority of a answers? You should try to use correct grammar and vocabulary
You are a traditional learner. You prefer learning when it is important. Perhaps you should read more in
in a classroom, studying grammar and doing exams. the new language.
You like being correct. Majority of c answers?
You shouldnt worry about being correct all the time.You You are a sociable learner!You arent interested in books
should speak more and be adventurous. or grammar. You like doing practical things, going out
Majority of b answers? and meeting people and having real conversations.
You are an adventurous learner. You love listening and Speaking is good, but it can sometimes help to think
speaking. You enjoy conversations with your classmates about the language. Its important to know some
or your teacher, and you dont worry a lot about mistakes. grammar.

4 Completa el cuestionario. Luego, lee las 6 Lee las frases y relacinalas con los materiales
respuestas y consejos. Qu tipo de alumno didcticos (a-f).
eres? 1 I dont understand this word. I need to find a
5 Vuelve a leer las respuestas y consejos y definition.
responde a las preguntas. 2 Where can I write new vocabulary?
1 Do traditional learners like making mistakes? 3 I want to listen to some English.
2 What should they do? 4 Where can I find the grammar rules?
3 What do adventurous learners prefer doing? 5 I need to do some more exercises.
4 Do they worry a lot about using correct 6 Can I watch an English film?
grammar? a a CD d a DVD
5 How do sociable learners like learning b a textbook e a notebook
languages? c a dictionary f a workbook
6 What should they do?
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...
30 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 3
LANGUAGE STUDY
8
1 Escucha y repite estas palabras. Fjate en cmo 4 Relaciona las preguntas (1-8) con las respuestas
se pronuncian las letras en rojo. (a-h).
28
brown conjunction films grammar lunch 1 Can we play five more minutes, Miss, please?
next please shouldnt street tests 2 Can I eat my lunch in class, please?
2 Ordena estas frases. Luego, escucha, comprueba 3 Can we smoke outside?
y repite. 4 May I borrow your laptop, please?
29
1 class / speak / in / shouldnt / students 5 Can she look at your homework, please?
2 grammar / Spanish / practises / Claire
6 May we listen to music while were working?
3 street / the / children / in / play / cant
4 at / lots / school / have / we / of / tests 7 Can I answer my mobile phone, please?
5 films / prefer / I / English / watching 8 May I answer this question?

3 Lee el texto y decide a qu categora gramatical a No, she cant. It took me three hours to do that.
pertenecen las palabras subrayadas. Clasifcalas b Yes, you may, but listen first, please.
en la tabla.
c No, you cant. You have to come to class now.

Traditional language learner d No, you cant. We dont use mobiles in class.
A traditional language learner likes using e Yes, you can, but not inside.
textbooks. He or she enjoys writing on paper f Yes, you can but please make sure its quiet.
and in notebooks. They usually pass exams but g No, Im sorry, you cant. We dont allow food
they dont like speaking. They are sometimes or drink in class.
adventurous but not often.
h Yes, you may but only for five minutes. I want
to use the internet.
1 noun paper, ..., ..., ..., ..., ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ...
2 adjective ..., ...
3 pronoun ..., ..., ... 5 Completa la conversacin con can, cant y may
y las palabras entre parntesis.
4 verb ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ...
5 adverb ..., ..., ... Student: Its a really hot day. (1) ... (we / go)
6 preposition ..., ... outside for the lesson, please?

7 conjunction ..., ..., ... Teacher: No, sorry, you (2) ... . Maybe you
should open a window.
Vuelve a leer y completa la tabla con ms
ejemplos del texto. Student: OK. (3) (I / get) a drink of water?
Teacher: Oh dear, do you see that sign?
Student: No food or drink in the classroom.
can y may
OK. (4) ... (I / sit) next to Anna? Its not
Para pedir y dar permiso utilizamos can y may
(ms formal). sunny over there.
Can I ask a question, please? Yes, you can. Teacher: Yes, you (5) ... . Anna, (6) ... (Paul /
May I leave class at 3 oclock, please? share) your table, please?
Yes, you may. / Yes, you can.
Para denegar permiso, usamos cant o may not.
Anna: No, sorry, he (7) ... . Im waiting for
Can I use your pencil, please? No, you cant.
Ella, she always sits next to me.
Can he borrow your book, please? No, he cant.
May I sit next to you, please?
No, you may not. / No, you cant.

THATS ENGLISH! 31
Learning languages
2 You should continue to read and write and
should y shouldnt learn new words.
Para dar consejos utilizamos should y shouldnt. 3 You shouldnt study for exams.
Do you want to improve your pronunciation? 4 You should speak English every day.
You should watch British TV. 5 You shouldnt ask questions in class.
He should come to my class, the teachers great! 6 You should meet English people.
I shouldnt speak any Spanish in my English class.
They shouldnt study grammar, only speaking 10 En parejas, pregunta y da consejos a tu
and listening are important. compaero sobre cmo aprender un idioma.
1 Do you prefer reading, writing or speaking
English?
6 Escucha a tres expertos hablando sobre el 2 Do you worry about making mistakes?
aprendizaje de un idioma. Relacinalos con las
30 3 Do you study every day?
imgenes.
4 Do you read English books and newspapers?
1 2 3
5 How do you remember new words?

Do you prefer reading, I prefer


writing or speaking English? reading.
Madeleine Trevor Olivia Booth
Wrighton Oldcastle
You should practise writing
a b c and speaking, too.

11 Lee las preguntas de un foro de estudiantes de


idiomas y relacinalas con los consejos.

7 Vuelve a escuchar y da consejos con should y Learning languages forum


shouldnt.
30 1 Shyboy@swipcom - Please can you give me
Prof. Wrighton: Language learners ... some advice? Im shy and I dont like speaking
1 speak all the time / 2 use books / 3 learn in a because I make mistakes.
traditional way 2 Businessman@mexorg - Help! Should I do
Prof. Oldcastle: Language learners ... a computer distance-learning course or go to
4 use a dictionary / 5 take exams / 6 worry about a language school?
culture 3 Nervousdoc@italiamed - Im a doctor and
Prof. Booth: Language learners ... I know a lot of doctors English but I cant order
7 use textbooks / 8 buy the newspaper / 9 live in a meal in a restaurant. My husband wants to go
their own country to London next week and Im very nervous. What
8 Completa el dilogo con estas palabras. Luego should I do?
escucha y comprueba. a astarstudent@swissmiss.co.he - You shouldnt
31
advice grammar please prefer worry. You cant be correct all the time. Relax,
reading speaking shy make a few mistakes and have fun. Thats what
you should do!
Robert: What do you (1) doing in English? b IspeakgoodUK.com - You should go online.
Michelle: (2) ... and writing. I like (3) ..., spelling Watch some UK TV or video clips in cafs and
and exams. restaurants. People often eat out in TV
Robert: Why dont you like (4) ? programmes! You can listen and practise!
Michelle: I feel very (5) . Good luck!
Robert: May I give you some (6) ? c traveller@compu.org - They are both good
Michelle: Yes, (7) . choices. Do you like learning at home without
a teacher or do you prefer speaking to real people?
9 Vuelve a escuchar y seala los consejos que
Robert le da a Michelle.
31 12 Vuelve a leer las preguntas del foro. Escribe
1 You should be confident. dos preguntas ms y las respuestas.

32 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 3
B Can you understand me?
BEFORE YOU WATCH The Street
Documentary 5 Escucha a Mrs Higgins y marca las casillas
1 Lee las frases. Aprendes t ingls as? correctas.
1 I learn English in a classroom. Mrs Mr
Boys
Higgins Patel
2 There are people from lots of different countries
in my class.
3 I use books, CDs and the Internet when I learn
English.

The Street speak(s) the


Queens
English
2 Responde a las preguntas.
have / has
1 Do your friends or family have an accent when an accent
they speak Spanish? use(s)
American
2 Can you tell where people are from by the way English
they speak?
3 Do you use colloquial language or dialect Ben & Beth
words? 6 Elige la respuesta correcta.
4 Do people of different generations speak
Spanish differently?

Ben & Beth


3 Por qu ests aprendiendo ingls?
1 For your work.
1 Ben thinks Beth ...
2 To use on your holidays
a has got great ears. b has got a great Spanish
3 Because you like learning languages.
accent. c is having a great holiday.
4 To watch TV or films in English.
2 Why cant Ben watch TV?
5 Other reasons. What are they?
a Beth is watching her favourite programme. b It
doesnt work. c Beth needs to finish her lesson.
AFTER YOU WATCH 3 What is Beth explaining?
a The way to the chemists. b The way to the
Documentary hotel. c How to speak Spanish.
4 Responde a las preguntas.

NOW YOU!
7 Seala las estrategias y los recursos que utilizas
para aprender ingls.
every
/s/ usually some- never
day times
books
1  When did Borja arrive in Brighton? computer
2 Why does Borja need to speak English to his CDs / DVDs
English host family all the time? talking
3 How many English friends does Borja have? to people
4 At the school, how many students are there in newspapers /
each class? magazines
5 What sort of book is there in every classroom visiting the
at Borjas school? UK

THATS ENGLISH! 33
Learning languages

READING
1 Relaciona las palabras con las imgenes.
definition distance-learning grammar rules wrong notebook revise textbook writing
a b c d e f g h

2 Lee una resea de un programa de televisin y completa los perles de Naomi y Miguel con las siguientes
palabras.
32
modern methods communication translation vocabulary notebooks

Naomi Champney Miguel Tamar


Likes: (1) ... Likes: (3) ...
Dislikes: (2) ... Dislikes: (4) ...
TV Review Miguel Tamar
Tonights TV: The Language Question You need to learn the grammar and then practise
The programme interviews two experts on language listening and speaking. My learners need to watch my
learning. The experts use methods and techniques DVD. They listen and make notes in the language they
with two classes of learners for six weeks. Then, they are learning; they shouldnt translate new words. Then
compare their results. These are some of the experts they practise speaking! We all need to pronounce
ideas. words correctly.
Miguel Tamar Naomi Champney
I am a businessman and my business is I use textbooks, grammar books and a dictionary. We
communication. I can speak 12 languages and my sometimes use computers but I prefer using notebooks
method is simple. Learning languages is easy and because learners often need to write words on paper
natural. Learners need to relax and enjoy learning. and then they remember the words. You need to use
all four skills. We practise reading, writing, listening
Naomi Champney
and speaking. We revise language every lesson.
Learning languages is natural: we do it when we are
babies. But when you learn a language as an adult, And guess which group of learners made the most
it is complicated and sometimes boring. You need to progress ... Sorry, you need to watch the programme:
learn vocabulary and study grammar. 9:00 p.m. BTV4.

3 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas 5 Relaciona las palabras destacadas del texto con
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas. sus deniciones.
1 Miguel Tamar and Naomi Champney are 1 Speaking to other people.
learning English. 2 You look at your work again.
2 Miguel thinks feeling comfortable is an 3 You write in these.
important part of learning. 4 Do things lots of times and improve.
3 Naomi thinks that learning languages is always 5 How you say a word.
interesting. 6 The rules of a language.
4 Miguel concentrates on listening and speaking.
5 Naomi and her students never use computers. 6 En 30 segundos, dile a un compaero a cul
de los dos profesores preeres y por qu.
They always use notebooks and pens.
4 Contesta a las preguntas. I prefer Miguels
1 How long did Miguel and Naomi teach their class. Hes interesting I like Naomi. Shes
English classes before comparing results? and his students need traditional.
2 How many languages can Miguel speak? to talk. I like talking. I think thats good.
3 What does Naomi say learners need to learn
and study?
4 What do Miguels learners need to watch?
5 Naomi mentions the four skills. What are they?
34 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 3
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Lauren y Peter estn hablando sobre cmo 4 Ordena esta conversacin sobre el uso del
aprenden un idioma. Completa estas oraciones, diccionario. Luego, escucha y comprueba.
33 36
y despus escucha y comprueba. A Like this? Do I need to write the new word in a
sentence as an example?
make mistakes get by I cant understand
B OK. How do I do that?
Could you speak up a bit
C Excuse me, what does this word mean?
Could you speak more slowly
D I see. And I find the one that is the same or
Could you say that again Im good
similar to whats in this magazine.
1 Im lucky. at languages. I understand words E OK, you mean is it a noun, verb, adjective and
quickly and I can learn pronunciation easily. so on?
2 I dont know a lot of Spanish grammar and a Exactly. Good job!
vocabulary but I can . b You need to look up new words in a dictionary.
3 I ... but its not a problem! c First, you look up the headword and then you
4 In class, my teacher is a quiet speaker. I often need to find the right form.
say , please? d Thats correct. Then write the new word in your
5 I often dont understand people. I just say notebook.
Sorry, . e Exactly. Then you need to find the correct
6 My teacher often speaks fast. I say ? or ? definition for the context. So, you look at the
2 En las palabras acabadas en -r, sta siempre se examples.
pronuncia ante una palabra que comienza en A ... B ... C b D ... E ...
34
vocal. Escucha y repite.
5 Responde a estas preguntas.
/s/ -r = /-/ * -r = /r/ 1 When do you study?
four four months four hours 2 How long do you usually study each day?
for for Peter for Anne 3 How often do you use a dictionary?
our our teacher our exam 4 Do you prefer using books, CDs, DVDs or the
more more slowly more exercises TV to learn?
5 Where do you study?
*British English
6 How do you practise?
3 Marca los casos en los que -r se pronuncia a 7 Do you prefer reading, writing, listening or
nal de palabra. Luego, escucha y repite. speaking?
35
1 Here are some examples.
2 The answer is wrong. Ahora pregunta a tus compaeros. Encuentra
3 Where is your class? a otras personas que utilicen tus mismas
4 Were doing a grammar exercise. estrategias para aprender ingls.
5 Whos your English teacher?
6 There are four mistakes in this exercise.
6 Usa la informacin de la actividad 5 para debatir
sobre las caractersticas de un buen estudiante
need to de idiomas.
Para expresar necesidad, usamos need to +
infinitive. I think a good I think a good
You need to learn vocabulary and study language learner language learner
grammar.
practises all four skills. needs to study one
He needs to practise listening and speaking.
My learners need to watch my DVD. hour every day.
Para hacer preguntas con need to, usamos el
verbo auxiliar do /does.
Do I need to learn this word?
Does she need to practise her reading?

THATS ENGLISH! 35
Learning languages

CONSOLIDATION
1 Lee rpidamente las consultas de tres estudiantes de una academia de ingls online. Elige la mejor
descripcin para cada uno.
1 ericluiz@mextelcom.net 3 patricelesforges@parisnet.co.fr
a He needs to know how to use a dictionary. a He is shy and doesnt like speaking English.
b He needs help to remember new words. b He doesnt learn French with other people.
2 grammargirl@argentgov.com
a She loves studying but cant learn English.
b She studies at work.

INTERACTIVE LEARNING OUR TEACHERS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS


Teacher online:
grammargirl@argentgov.com
David Prentiss
Hi, David. Im not making any progress in English.
I love studying and I have got a lot of resources
books, DVDs, dictionaries, etc. but its difficult. ericluiz@mextelcom.net
Maybe Im not very good at languages! Hello, David. I cant remember new words.
I listen to CDs and I watch the TV but its
Hi, Grammargirl. Do you study every day? When you impossible. What do I need to do?
study, how long do you work for? Whats your favourite
way to learn? Hello, Eric. When you see or hear a new word,
what do you do?
grammargirl@argentgov.com
I dont study every day. I sometimes work for ericluiz@mextelcom.net
three or four hours, but some days I dont do any When I read a text, I always stop and look up
work. I like reading books and doing exercises. every new word in my dictionary.

patricelesforges@parisnet.co.fr
Dear David, I am studying English but I have a lot of problems. I worry about making mistakes and
I dont like speaking. I never understand English people.

Dear Mr Lesforges, how often do you speak to English people? Do you learn English at home or in class?

patricelesforges@parisnet.co.fr
I am not in a class. My friend studies with me but she is also very shy. We usually speak French.

2 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas 3 Lee las respuestas nales del profesor y
(3) o falsas (7). relacinalas con cada alumno.
1 Eric never watches English TV. 1 I think you need to practise speaking. You need
2 Grammargirl thinks shes bad at languages. to be confident so dont worry about making
3 Mr Lesforges isnt worried about making mistakes. You and your friend should find an
English teacher for some conversation practice.
mistakes but he doesnt like speaking.
4 Grammargirl has a regular study timetable. 2 OK, try this. When you read a new word, look at
5 Eric doesnt use a dictionary very often. the context and try to guess what it means. You
6 Mr Lesforges learns English at home with a should write down difficult words in a notebook
and then look them up in your dictionary.
friend.
3 You need to be organised. You should make a
timetable and study every day. Do 30 minutes of
speaking or listening before you go to work (for
example, while you eat breakfast or on the bus).
Then in the evening do some reading, writing and
grammar practice for about an hour and another
30 minutes of speaking or listening.

36 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 3
4 Escribe E para Eric, G para Grammargirl o L para 9 En grupos, hablad durante un minuto sobre
Mr Lesforges. cmo aprendis ingls y si os da resultado o no.
1 ... should speak English often with an English Utilizad las siguientes frases como ayuda.
person. 1 Do you prefer learning on your own or in a
2 ... needs to make a study timetable. group?
3 ... shouldnt worry about making mistakes. 2 Do you think people should concentrate on
4 ... needs to guess what words mean. speaking, listening, reading or writing?
5 ... shouldnt work only in the evening. 3 Do you have time to study?
6 ... needs to make notes and check words later. 4 What is the benefit of having a teacher?
5 What methods do you find useful?
5 Adivina de dnde es cada una de estas personas
y relacinalas con el mapa de su pas. 10 Cul de estos estudiantes de espaol no
1 2 3 4 menciona ninguna experiencia de aprendizaje
positiva?

Bruce: (Wednesday) Today, we studied giving


advice. The grammar was very difficult but I made
Bruce Kiki Chad Maggie notes and I looked at them after the class. Also, we
a b c d studied lots of new vocabulary. Our teacher gave
us a list of new words. I used them in conversations
ND
LA

with the group.


A TLANTIC
U N I T E D S TAT E S
EA

SCOTLAND Z
N orth
O CEAN W
S ea
NE OF A MERICA
A T L A N T IC
O CEAN
SOUTH AFRICA

6 Escucha y completa los consejos que Kiki: (Friday) What a busy week! I went shopping
proporcionan estas personas para aprender this afternoon and I spoke only Spanish. I made
37 a lot of mistakes but I stayed positive. I didnt
idiomas.
1 To learn languages, you need ... . understand what some people said. I said Could
you say that again? in Spanish. A woman in the
2 When you learn a language, you should ... . supermarket taught me Sorry, I cant understand
3 You ... worry about making mistakes. and Could you speak more slowly? in Spanish.

7 Escucha de nuevo y relaciona a cada hablante


con su consejo nal.
37 Chad: (Sunday) Its Sunday evening and Im
1 Bruce 2 Kiki 3 Chad 4 Maggie watching my DVD. Im tired and bored and I need
to concentrate. I didnt do any Spanish this week
a Buy a dictionary.
because I was busy. That was a bad idea! I need
b Go to a language school. to be more organised and I shouldnt wait until the
c Visit different countries and live in them. weekend to study.
d Study a lot and make notes.
e Learn a lot of vocabulary.
f Study through distance learning and watchingTV.
Maggie: (Saturday) I had a great morning. I met my
8 En parejas, comentad si estis de acuerdo o no Spanish friends in a caf and we spoke in Spanish
con los consejos de la actividad 7. for an hour. I tried to remember the new vocabulary
but I didnt have my notebook. I should always take
it with me.
I think Chad is right.
Distance learning is a good Why?
11 Escribe sobre lo que hiciste la semana pasada
way to learn languages.
para aprender ingls y qu estrategias te
funcionaron bien.
I dont agree.
Because you can study
I like classes.
in your own time. You Last week ...
You should
dont need to go to
practise with
class.
other people.

THATS ENGLISH! 37
SELF TEST UNIT 3
1 Elige las palabras correctas. 4 Completa con need to o dont need to.
1 Some English words are difficult and I cant
pronounce / concentrate on / speak them.
2 OK, this is a new word so you should write it in
your notebook / dictionary / textbook.
3 Big, small, long, short, red and black are 1 When you find new words, you ... worry.
nouns / verbs / adjectives. 2 Before you look up a word in a dictionary, you
4 Take out your dictionary and find the headword. guess what it means: look at the context.
Now, whats the grammar / rule / definition? 3 Sometimes you ... look them up in a dictionary.
5 Its not a problem. I always say you shouldnt 4 First, you ... look up the headword.
worry / make / read about mistakes. 5 Then, you find the right definition for the
6 Theyve got an exam tomorrow. They need to context.
pronounce / revise / speak. 6 After that, you ... find the correct example.
2 Ordena las frases. 7 Finally, you ... write it down in your notebook.
1 I dont know what this word means. 5 Lee el correo electrnico y haz una lista de los
borrow / can / dictionary / your / I / ? problemas que menciona para aprender ingls.
2 Sorry, its raining outside.
have / in the garden / cant / the class / we / . Send to:
3 I didnt write that word down. Help!
can / again / say / you / it / ? Im in a meeting in London. The people here are
from different countries but we all speak English.
4 Im really thirsty. Im really worried my English is OK and I
I / drink of water / may / get / a / ? can usually get by but some of the people are
5 No! the / cant / she / exam / take / ! bilingual! I dont want to make a lot of mistakes.
Also, my accent is terrible. The woman next to
3 Escribe consejos utilizando should y shouldnt y me has got a perfect English accent.
las palabras entre parntesis.
Finally, I feel tired. I stayed up last night and I
1 You ... (use / a dictionary) when you want to watched a movie in my hotel. Then, at midnight,
find the definition of a word. I remembered that I needed to read a document
for todays meeting. It was very complicated. I
2 Its OK, you ... (not / worry about) making looked up about 50 words in the dictionary and
mistakes! then I stopped and I went to bed.
3 People often speak very fast. You ... (ask / them / Now Ive got another three documents to read
to speak ) more slowly. for tomorrow. In the meeting, the English people
always speak too quickly or too quietly. This
4 Students ... (not / concentrate) only on meeting is turning into a disaster! What should
grammar. I do?

5 Is she studying English? She ... (not / study) His English is OK, but hes worried about making
when shes tired. mistakes.
6 Good job! You ... (always / try) to guess new 6 Responde al correo electrnico. Dale consejos
words from their context. sobre estrategias de aprendizaje para la prxima
reunin. Usa need to y should.
Learning tip
Usar un diccionario puede ser muy prctico. Lee estos consejos.
No busques todas las palabras nuevas. Intenta deducir el significado por el contexto.
Limita el nmero de palabras para buscar en el diccionario. Despus de leer un texto, elige solo cinco
palabras para consultar.
Si una palabra tiene ms de un significado, elige la definicin que tenga ms sentido en el contexto.

More practice: Vocabulary: Learning languages (page 10)


Grammar: Permission with can, cant, may, may not, Advice with should, shouldnt (page 50)
38 THATS ENGLISH!
4
UNIT Health
Hablar sobre enfermedades comunes

OBJETIVOS
Entender un texto sobre hbitos
saludables
Concertar una cita con el mdico

A Whats the matter?


BEFORE YOU WATCH 4 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Why is Mr Doolan visiting the doctor?
1 Reexiona y contesta. a He has got a sore throat.
1 How often do you visit the doctor? b He wants to stop smoking.
2 Is your doctor a man or a woman? c He wants some vitamins.
3 Do you take any medicines? 2 What good news does Dr Young give Chris Stiles?
a He hasnt got a temperature.
b He hasnt got flu.
WHILE YOU WATCH c He has got a temperature.
2 Responde a las preguntas. 5 Elige la respuesta correcta.
1 The doctors surgery is called the Rose Hill / the
Daisy Hill Surgery.
2 The receptionist thinks the 9:30 appointment is
for Mr Stiles / Mr Park.
3 Rosie fell off her bike and broke her arm / her leg.
1 What was 2 What should 4 Chris stopped smoking 10 years ago / last year.
the accident? Mr Doolan do? 5 When Rosie stopped smoking, she went to
hospital / tried alternative therapies.

6 Relaciona a las personas con las preguntas.


AFTER YOU WATCH a b c d
3 Relaciona estos sntomas con las personas.

Chris Rosie Mrs


Stiles Weston 1 Whats your name, please?
2 Whats the matter? What happened to you?
3 Oh, dear, whats the matter? Are you feeling OK?
4 Whats the time?

a cough
NOW YOU!
7 Contesta a estas preguntas.
a temperature
Why do you go to the doctor? Do you think that
a sore throat
people visit the doctor too often? Do you like
a headache your doctor? Why? Why not?
a broken arm
I go to the doctor when Im ill.
a twisted ankle Two or three times a year.
a cut head
My doctor is great. Shes very
a cold
kind and sympathetic.

THATS ENGLISH! 39
Health

READING
1 Clasifica estas actividades segn sean saludables o no.

do exercise drink alcohol drink water healthy unhealthy


drive to work eat fruit and vegetables
relax smoke work a lot of hours

2 Lee el artculo. Dnde puedes leer algo de este estilo?


38 a a blog b an exercise website c a health magazine d a newspaper

A Healthy Life
Hi, Im Dr Millar. This month, were looking at lifestyle and health. Health surveys say
that many people are unhealthy. So, its time to think about your health. Just complete
our questionnaire (be honest!) and then read the advice from our health experts.

LIFE
FOOD & DRINK

1 What do you choose for breakfast? 4 How often do you feel stressed or pressured
a Bacon, eggs, bread and butter, black coffee because of your work / life?
with sugar. a Often. b Sometimes. c Hardly ever.
b Toast, butter and jam, orange juice, coffee.
5 How much do you smoke?
c Low-fat cereal, fruit, orange juice, tea.
a 20+ cigarettes a week.
2 How often do you drink alcohol? b 020 cigarettes a week.
a Every day. c I dont smoke.
b Two or three times a week.
6 How often do you use alternative medicines or
c I dont drink alcohol.
therapies: yoga, acupuncture, hypnosis ...?
3 What exercise do you take? a Never. b Sometimes. c Often.
EXERCISE

a I dont exercise.
b I sometimes walk or cycle to work.
c I often go the gym, run or play sports.

Now, add up your score (a = 5 points b = 3 points c = 1 point).

YOUR SCORES
24+ You must change your life! You often get a do more exercise and eat healthy food. Coffee can
cough or a throat infection. Do some exercise and give you a headache try water! You also have to
eat healthy food. Give up your unhealthy habits: no reduce your working hours.
tobacco, alcohol or caffeine. If you are stressed, try 010 Well done! You have a healthy lifestyle, so you
some alternative therapies. Yoga, acupuncture or dont need to change the way you live. You probably
hypnosis can help you relax. feel well and when you get ill, you are probably not
1123 You are healthy in some ways but not in ill for a long time.
others. Think about your health and diet. You must survey: encuesta
give up: dejar de

3 Lee los resultados del cuestionario y responde 4 Completa las frases con las palabras resaltadas
a las preguntas. del texto.
1 Your score is 24+. What things do you have to do? 1 I ... cigarettes, but I know I have to stop.
2 What sort of therapies are yoga, acupuncture 2 Sheila works a lot. She often feels .
and hypnosis? 3 Thats a bad . It sounds terrible!
3 Your score is 1123 points. Why shouldnt you 4 Ive got a throat . I feel terrible!
drink coffee? 5 I drank three cups of coffee this morning and
4 What should you drink? now Ive got a bad .
5 If your score is 010 points, what is Dr Millars
advice?

40 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 4
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha la pronunciacin de la b y de la v y 5 Escucha a cuatro personas pidiendo cita con el
repite las palabras. mdico y subraya la opcin correcta.
39 42
/b/ back about bread Bob 1 Pascal has got a bad headache / stomach ache.
/v/ visit never vitamin drive 2 Trevor makes an appointment at 9:15 / 10:30.
3 Suranne wants an appointment in the morning
2 Escucha y repite las frases. / in the afternoon.
40 1 Bob drives a bus in Vancouver. 4 Olive needs a prescription / some vitamins.
2 Vicky gave me advice about vitamins.
3 You have to visit that website every day. 6 Lee la conversacin y trnate con un compaero
4 I never watch TV in the evening. para pedir una cita con el mdico. Utiliza la
5 Ive got a bad back. agenda como ayuda.
6 Olives voice is very quiet.
Receptionist: Good morning. How can I help
you?
3 Relaciona las enfermedades y las lesiones con
You: Hello. Can I make an appointment
las imgenes.
to see Dr Watkins, please?
1 a cough 6 a stomach ache Receptionist: Yes, Dr Watkins is free at 9:15 and
2 a headache 7 a twisted ankle 9:30.
3 a sore throat 8 insomnia You: 9:30, please.
4 a temperature 9 constipation Receptionist: Whats your name?
5 a broken leg You: My names Elena Tern.
Receptionist: OK. Ms Tern, 9:30 then.
a b c You: Thanks a lot. Goodbye.

Dr Watkins Dr Garrido
d e f
09:00 Mrs Kahn
09:15 Ms Valentine
09:30 Mr Lowry
09:45 Mr Henderson
g h i

Usos de must y have to + infinitivo


Para indicar obligacin.
4 Escucha a tres personas hablando con el I have to take my medicine at the same time
mdico. Relacinalas con las enfermedades y every day.
41
lesiones del recuadro. We have to drink more water.
She must stay in bed and rest.
1 2 3 You must go to hospital.
Para expresar consejos importantes.
You must watch that lm. Its great.
You have to see Chagalls exhibition. It will
only last three more days.
Mark Anne Frank

back pain high temperature insomnia


a sore throat stress twisted ankle
vomiting flu constipation

THATS ENGLISH! 41
Health
7 Completa los dilogos con must o have to y los 9 Escucha a un mdico dando consejos para dejar
verbos del recuadro. de fumar. Seala los consejos que da.
43

1 2 3
do make speak stay take

1 A: I dont feel well.


B: Yes, you look terrible! I think you an
appointment with the doctor. (have to) You must You have You
choose a date to tell your must throw
2 A: Is that prescription for Mr Harrow? for stopping. friends and away things
B: Yes, he his medicine four times a day. family that connected to
(must) you dont smoking.
smoke.
3 A: We should see the doctor today. 4 5 6
B: Well, you to the receptionist before you
see the doctor. (have to)

4 A: Whats the matter with you, Tom?


B: Im ill. I in bed for two or three days.
(must) You have You must You have
to give up tea go and talk to to try for a
5 A: Im always tired. and coffee. your doctor long time.
B: Youre very unhealthy.You more exercise. and get help.
(have to)

7 8 9
8 Relaciona las frases con los consejos.

1 Ive got a sore throat.


2 I feel very hot.
3 Ive got a headache.
4 Im vomiting. You must You have You
5 I fell over and I hurt my knee. buy medicines to be careful have to try
6 I cant sleep. and take them about the alternative
when you feel food you eat. medicine,
ill. acupuncture
a You have to take a painkiller. or hypnosis.

b You have a throat infection. 10 Escribe consejos para estas personas.


You must take some antibiotics.
1 Ive got a cough.
2 I fell off my bike yesterday and I twisted my ankle.
c You must put this antiseptic cream on it. 3 I feel sick.
4 I think Im catching a cold.
d 5 I think Im constipated.
Take your temperature. It should be 36.5C.

e You have to
Dont eat any food, and drink only
You must
bottled water.

f Have a hot glass of milk before you go to bed.

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...

42 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 4
B Fit and healthy
Relaciona cada definicin con el trmino
BEFORE YOU WATCH 5
correcto.
Documentary 1 an expert hospital doctor
1 Responde a las preguntas. 2 medicine or help from a doctor
3 the UKs main health system
1 When you visit the doctors or hospital, do you 4 a car or van that takes ill people to hospital
have to pay? How much? 5 before you see your doctor, you need one of
2 When you visit the doctors or hospital, do you these
always see the same doctor?
3 How long do people in Spain usually have to a the NHS (National Health System)
wait for a hospital appointment? b a specialist
4 Do you like the health system in Spain? c an ambulance
d an appointment
e a treatment
The Street 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ...
2 Responde a las preguntas.
1 How often do you feel sick?
The Street
2 List the illnesses you usually have. 6 Seala la respuesta correcta.
1 Mandy has got a bad back and:
Ben & Beth a a cold
b a sore throat
3 Por qu enfermedades pides normalmente un c a stomach ache
da libre en el trabajo? 2 Mandy buys ... for her headaches.
a aspirin b antibiotics c ointment
3 Henry has got a cough. Mandy is anxious
because she doesnt want to get:
a flu
b a headache
c an infection
a broken arm 4 When Mandy sees the boy eating chocolate,
a cough a sore throat
she thinks about:
a toothache b stress c a high temperature

Ben & Beth


7 Seala los sntomas de Ben.
1 a twisted ankle 4 a cough
pneumonia a headache a stomach ache 2 a temperature 5 a sore throat
3 flu 6 a stomach ache
AFTER YOU WATCH 8 Relaciona los comentarios de Beth con los
Documentary sntomas de Ben. Cree ella que Ben est enfermo?
a You were fine last night when you went out
4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
with your friends.
() o falsas ().
b No, you dont feel hot.
1 The NHS (National Health System) isnt free in c Dont be so pathetic!
the UK.
2 After visiting her doctor (GP: General NOW YOU!
Practitioner), Deborah sees a specialist.
3 Deborah has to have a serious operation at 9 Qu haces normalmente cuando ests enfermo?
hospital.
4 She has to take medicine for her problem.
5 You can always see the same doctor in hospital When I have a cold or I feel sick,
in the UK. I have a day off work and ...
6 Generally, Deborah doesnt think the NHS is
very good.

THATS ENGLISH! 43
Health

READING
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 How often do you eat organic food? 3 Do you ever use alternative medicine?
2 Where do you get your exercise?

2 Lee las descripciones de dos personas con diferentes estilos de vida y responde a las preguntas.
44 a What are their names? b What do they eat? c Where do they live?

Maria Paschalidis is 76. Ahnah is also 76. She is a


She lives and works on the member of an Inuit Tribe and
island of Crete. She owns she lives in the Arctic area of
a small bed and breakfast Alaska. The Arctic has long cold
hotel and in the summer, winters and short summers.
she welcomes tourists As a young girl, Ahnah never
M ed
iterranean S ea from the UK, Germany Alaska
ate fruit or vegetables. I ate
and other countries to (U.S.A.)
some seaweed but I normally
CRETE her home. She has also B e r i n g ate meat, fish or eggs from wild
S e a
got a small farm and she Gulf of
Alaska
birds. Depression is a problem
grows almost all her own in the Arctic because in winter
food. Maria never goes to the doctor and the sun never shines. But Ahnah is a very healthy
she says she is never ill. I went to the doctor and active woman. She often hunts or goes fishing.
once when I was a child. I twisted my ankle. This means she walks or sometimes runs for many
My mother thought I had a broken leg. She hours in the snow. Ahnah explains. Doctors say
laughs. I sometimes catch a cold but I just eat we need vitamins and vegetables but we are Inuit
some good soup and I stay in bed. So whats people. We find our food and get exercise. We eat
her secret? I exercise outside every day on raw fish and meat from the sea. The Inuit get lots of
my farm, I eat fresh, healthy food, I make my vitamins and minerals from eating meat, fish and
own organic wine and I do yoga. Oh, and I eggs. Ahnah says, I cant remember the last time
dont smoke. Simple! I saw a doctor or a dentist.
seaweed: algas
hunt: cazar
raw: crudo

3 Relaciona las fotos con las dos mujeres.

a b c 4 Ahnahs food comes from the sea.


5 Maria and Ahnah get a lot of exercise.
6 The two women never visit the doctor because
there arent any doctors where they live.

5 Completa las frases con las palabras del


d e f recuadro.

catches dentist depression


healthy twisted vitamins

1 Maria eats a Mediterranean diet, which keeps


Maria ... Ahnah ... her .
2 Maria once visited the doctor because she
her ankle.
4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas 3 Maria sometimes a cold but she never goes
() o falsas (). to the doctor.
1 Maria Paschalidis has a farm in Crete and a 4 Ahnah gets all her from eating meat and fish.
bed and breakfast in Germany. 5 Ahnah never visits the doctor or the .
2 Maria grows her own food. 6 People in the Arctic sometimes suffer from
3 Ahnah doesnt often eat fruit or vegetables. because there isnt much sun in winter.

44 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 4
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escribe las partes del cuerpo. 3 Escucha la conversacin y marca los sntomas
que oigas.
ankle arm back chest ear elbow 45
finger hand head knee leg neck broken toe
shoulder stomach toe pain in shoulder
back ache
1 .. sneezing

2 .. twisted neck

3 .. temperature
4 .. ear infection
6 .. 5 .. 4 Responde a las preguntas.
7 ..
1 What parts of his body did Mr Nicholas hurt
11 .. playing tennis?
8 ..
2 What medicine did Mr Nicholas take this
morning?
3 What advice does the doctor give Mr Nicholas?
4 What prescription does the doctor give
Mr Nicholas?
9 ..
10 .. 5 Escucha cmo el mdico se muestra interesado
12 .. y preocupado. Luego, repite.
46
13 ..
6 Practicad la siguiente conversacin en parejas.
Mostraos interesados y preocupados. Luego,
47
escuchad y comparad.
Doctor: Good morning. How are you?
14 .. Patient: Im not feeling very well, doctor.
Doctor: I see. Whats the matter?
15 .. Patient: Ive got a headache and I think Ive got flu.
Doctor: You should stay in bed for two days
and take some painkillers.
2 Coloca las palabras de la actividad 1 en la
columna correcta. 7 En parejas, haced de mdico y paciente. El mdico
pregunta por los sntomas y da un tratamiento.
hurt ache sore twist break
Good morning. How are you feeling?

Im worried about my throat.

Whats the matter?

Its very sore and Ive got a cough.

OK. Take a few days off work. You have to


go to bed and rest. Drink lots of water. I can
Mostrar inters y preocupacin write you a prescription for some antibiotics.
Cuando mostramos inters y preocupacin,
utilizamos determinadas frases y expresiones.
8 Ahora escribe una nota sobre los consejos que
Whats the matter? diste en la actividad 7.
How are you?
Im worried about ... My advice for your sore throat is:
1 You must work. 2 You have to bed and rest.
3 You must water. 4 I can for some antibiotics.

THATS ENGLISH! 45
Health

CONSOLIDATION
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Do you think you are healthy?
2 Are you a happy person?
3 What do people have to do to be healthy and happy?

2 Lee el artculo. Cmo contest el autor a la pregunta 3 de la actividad 1?

Are you healthy?


In our world, people want to be healthy and they want to be happy.
But what do we think makes us feel good? We did a survey of 3,000
UK citizens and asked them about their health and happiness. Here
are the results:
Exercise: 80% of the people in the survey thought that we have to
do exercise to be healthy. However, only 55% of those people do
exercise regularly. A lot of people dont walk or cycle to work (70%)
and some people said they never do any exercise at all.
Diet: The majority of people (64%) thought we must take control of
our diet and the food we eat. 90% of people answered that they feel
healthy and happy because they eat healthy food and dont drink a
lot of alcohol. But when we looked at the statistics, we found that
only 46% of people buy and eat healthy food. Many people (57%)
told us they drink alcohol every day and often eat fast food.
Smoking: All the people in the survey told us that smoking was bad.
But 23% of the people smoke. A lot of those people want to give up
but find it difficult. They say its a habit and a big lifestyle change.
Health: Many of the people in our survey dont go to their doctor
regularly (64%) but some people go very often. (One man went
to his doctor 100 times last year for problems like a sore throat or
a broken toe.) The majority of people said that visiting the doctor
helped them to feel better.
General: It seems an obvious thing to say, but to be happy and
healthy, you must take control of your life. You have to eat well and
you must do some exercise. You can feel unhealthy and unhappy
when you have stress at work or family problems.

3 Lee el artculo de nuevo. Seala si las siguientes 4 Ordena las siguientes frases que resumen el
frases son verdaderas () o falsas (). Corrige las artculo.
falsas.
a Its a good idea to go to the doctor when you
1 The people who think exercise is healthy cycle dont feel well.
to work. b You have to think about how you live your life.
2 Some people in the survey dont do any c Exercise is very important for a healthy and
exercise. happy life.
3 50% 60% of the people in the survey drink d People must be careful about stress and family
alcohol every day. problems.
4 100% of the people in the survey think that e People think it isnt easy to stop smoking.
smoking isnt healthy. f You have to eat good, healthy food and not
5 One man with a sore throat went to see his drink too much alcohol.
doctor 100 times.
6 People with a lot of work cant be healthy or 1b
... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...
happy.

46 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 4
5 Contesta a las preguntas.
1 Do you think exercise is important? How much exercise do you do?
2 Do you buy healthy food? How often do you drink alcohol?
3 Do you smoke?
4 Are you ever stressed at work or school? What do you do about it?

6 Con un compaero, comentad vuestras respuestas utilizando must y have to.

I think exercise is important You have to nd some time for exercise. You should walk or cycle
but I dont have any free time. to work or school. Why dont you go for a run at lunch time?

7 Lydia Prescott est preocupada por su salud y tiene cita con el mdico. Escucha la conversacin y marca
los sntomas de Lydia.
48

Lydias symptoms
headache throat infection temperature
insomnia back pain cough
sore throat depression flu

8 Escucha de nuevo y subraya la respuesta correcta.


48 1 Lydia has got u / is always sneezing.
2 Lydia smokes 10 cigarettes every evening / every day.
3 Lydias job / family life is very stressful.
4 The doctor thinks Lydia has got an infection / is feeling depressed.
5 The doctor offers Lydia painkillers for her temperature / headache.
6 Lydia should / shouldnt go to work this week.

9 Lee el artculo del blog e identifica los aspectos saludables y poco saludables del estilo de vida de la
autora.

Blog My New Healthy Life


Hello readers. Well, good news I bought a new bike last weekend! On
Monday and Tuesday, I was a bit tired so I drove to work. It rained on
Wednesday so I got a taxi. On Thursday I had a lot of papers with me so
I drove again, but yesterday I cycled to work for the first time. I felt great,
so to celebrate, I had a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee with sugar
for energy. I know I shouldnt smoke, but it isnt easy. Alison came to
my house on Wednesday evening and we had a bottle of wine. Lovely!
I played golf this morning and that was good. I ate an apple and drank a
bottle of water. Then I had lunch in the bar: fish and chips. A good week!
I feel great and my new healthy lifestyle is going well.

healthy unhealthy
She cycled to work on Friday.
...

10 Piensas que llevas una vida saludable o no? Escribe tu propio blog. Intenta incluir los aspectos saludables
y no saludables de tu estilo de vida.
Hello readers ...

THATS ENGLISH! 47
SELF TEST UNIT 4
1 Lee las pistas 110 y completa el crucigrama 3 Ordena la siguiente conversacin.
para encontrar la enfermedad escondida.
a Patient: Do I have to take any medicine?
1 When you sneeze, you have got a .
b Doctor: You should go home and rest.
2 A lot of noise or alcohol can give you one of
these. c Doctor: Tell me, Mr Franklin, whats the
3 You feel this when a part of your body hurts. matter?
4 Very bad. d Patient: Im not very well. Ive got a
5 Not healthy. temperature.
6 Take one when you have a temperature. e Doctor: Yes, take some aspirin and drink
7 Im not well, I feel . lots of water.
8 The doctor writes this for her / his patient. f Patient: Thank you, doctor.
9 When you eat something bad, you have this. g Doctor: Mmm I think youve got flu.
10 When you fall over, you can have a twisted . h Patient: What should I do?
1
2 4 Relaciona a los pacientes con los consejos
3
dados por el mdico.
4 1 I feel really sick at the moment and I vomited
5 three times this morning.
2 Ive got a high temperature and a headache.
6
3 My back hurts and I cant sleep.
7
4 I cant go to the toilet and Ive got a stomach ache.
8
a I think youve got flu. You must go to bed, drink
9
lots of water and take aspirin.
10 b What did you eat last night? You have to go
The hidden illness is: home. Dont eat any food and only drink water.
c You should try alternative medicine.
2 Escucha la entrevista con el mdico y ordena Acupuncture and hypnosis are good for
las imgenes 18 en el orden en que las oigas. backache and insomnia.
49
a b c d Oh, dear, youve got terrible constipation. You
have to take this medicine, eat a lot of fruit
and vegetables and drink water.
1 2 3 4

chest pain a temperature insomnia 5 Eres mdico y das consejos de salud en un foro
d e f on line. Escribe consejos para los siguientes
pacientes.
1 Dear Doctor,
I dont know what to do. I eat a lot of fast food
because I love it. I never do any exercise,
prescription broken arm sore throat I smoke and I drink a lot. Last week I got a
g h bad pain in my chest. What can I do?

2 Dear Doctor,
Im not feeling very well. I cant sleep and
I worry about work and money a lot. Before,
antibiotics doctor I was happy all the time but I never smile
f 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 these days. I work all the time and I hate my
job. Please give me some advice.
Learning tip
Utiliza movimientos o gestos para reforzar el significado de lo que ests diciendo. Por ejemplo, si ests
hablando de enfermedades, te puedes tocar la garganta o el estmago para indicar que te duelen.

More practice: Vocabulary: The body, Illnesses and treatments (page 12)
Grammar: Obligation with must and have to, Necessity with need to (page 52)
48 THATS ENGLISH!
5
UNIT Travelling
Describir una escapada de

OBJETIVOS
fin de semana
Organizar un viaje
Reservar billetes de avin y tren

A Where do you want to go?


BEFORE YOU WATCH AFTER YOU WATCH
1 Responde a estas preguntas relacionadas con 3 Responde a estas preguntas.
los viajes.
1 How many cities and countries did Andy, Carol,
Betty and David mention when they booked
their holiday?
2 Write the list of the places they mentioned.
4 Seala los problemas que tienen con las
diferentes opciones.
1 David doesnt like French food.
2 Betty thinks Sweden is very expensive.
3 Carol doesnt like travelling by bus.
4 Andy doesnt like travelling by train.
5 Betty hates travelling second class.
1 How often do you travel abroad? 6 Carol thinks Scotland is always cold and wet.
2 Why do you travel to different countries? 7 David hates airports and flying.
3 How long do you usually stay? 8 Andy only likes hotels with swimming pools.
4 Where do you stay when you go abroad?
5 Selecciona el precio final por persona.
a 1900 b 990 c 900
WHILE YOU WATCH
2 Responde a las preguntas. NOW YOU!
6 Imagina que vas a reservar unas vacaciones.
1 Elige tres sitios que quieres visitar.

I want to visit Italy, France


and the USA.

1 Who hates flying? 2 Cmo quieres viajar?

I want to take the train to


Italy. But I think I want to fly
to France and the USA.

3 Cunto quieres pagar?

2 What holiday did they book?


My budget is 1500.

THATS ENGLISH! 49
Travelling

READING
1 Relaciona las palabras con las imgenes.
a b c d e f

1 book a train ticket 3 take-off 5 platform


2 baggage 4 carriage 6 seat belt
2 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Where did you go on holiday last year?
2 Do you usually travel by train, by plane or by car?
3 Why do you like travelling like this?

3 Lee el texto e indica dnde podras encontrarlo.


50 a A travel book b A train company website c A golf magazine

Top Travel Tips!


Family travel Booking
Think before you make a holiday reservation. Do you A travel agency can give you good advice and help you
really want to take your three-year-old child on a plane? book your tickets. But you can book your tickets and
Airports are often very busy and very boring. You can accommodation online and save money.
spend a lot of time sitting in the departure lounge,
TOP TIPS
especially when your plane is late. On the plane your
children often have to sit in their seat with their seat belt When you fly ...
fastened for the entire journey. On a train there is usually Have your passport ready before you get to passport
more space and you can walk around the carriage. control.
A holiday abroad or at home? For short trips, take hand luggage only; then you
dont have to wait for your baggage when you arrive
Sometimes holidays at home can be very exciting. You
at your destination.
can take a trip to the coast or go on a city break. The
journey is quick and people speak your language! Ask for an aisle seat; there is more space and you can
move around.
Accommodation
When you travel by train ...
If you have children, self-catering accommodation is
probably a good idea. You can cook your own food, and Go to the end of the platform; the train is usually
you dont have to worry about making noise. quite empty at the end.

4 Relaciona las palabras destacadas del texto con 5 Responde a las preguntas.
las definiciones. 1 What is the problem with airports for small
1 The place you stay in, for example, a hotel. children?
2 A shop where you can book holidays. 2 Why are trains good for children?
3 A holiday in another country. 3 What are the advantages of a holiday at
4 A place where you wait before you get on a home?
plane. 4 Why is self-catering accommodation a good
5 A short holiday two or three nights in a idea?
city. 5 Why is it a good idea to book your tickets
6 Distance travelled from one place to another. online?
7 Crowded with a lot of people. 6 What sort of luggage should you take on a
8 Seat on a plane away from the window. plane? Why?
9 Small suitcase or bag. 7 Why should you sit in an aisle seat?
10 Visitors buy and cook their own food. 8 Where on the platform should you wait for the
train?

50 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 5
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Relaciona los trminos con las imgenes.
51 1 aeroplane 7 boarding pass Cmo hacer preguntas
2 airport 8 check-in desk Present simple and present continuous
3 baggage 9 departures lounge
Wh-word auxiliary subject verb
4 hand baggage 10 passport control
Preguntas Do you travel by
5 baggage claim 11 gate que se train?
6 board the plane 12 seat belt responden
Does he have a ticket?
con s o
no
a b c Are they taking hand
luggage?

Preguntas Why do you check in


con pro- online?
nombres What time does the train leave?
d e f interroga-
tivos Where is he boarding the
plane?

Be and have got


g h i
Observa que con los verbos be y have got no se utiliza
el auxiliar do / does para hacer preguntas.

Preguntas Are you from


que se England?
responden
j k l con s o
Is the plane late?
no Have you got the
tickets?

Preguntas Where is he ?
con pro-
What time is it ?
2 Escucha y ordena las imgenes. nombres
interroga- What has she got in her
tivos baggage?
52 a b c

4 Completa esta entrevista de una revista de


d e viajes, InFlight, con los verbos entre parntesis
en present simple o present continuous.

Gabrielle Schroeder is a business traveller. She


flies all over the world every year. We spoke to
3 Lee el texto. Relaciona las preguntas y
her on board flight XL130.
respuestas con las imgenes de la actividad 2.
IF: Where (1) ... (you / go) now?
Airport FAQs G: At the moment, Im travelling to Valencia for a
1 Where do I pick up my ticket? meeting. I have to change flights in Madrid.
Nowadays, most people check in online. Its quick and IF: (2) ... (you / enjoy) flying?
easy. You can do it the day before you travel. G: Very much. I have to!
2 Why do I have to pay for my baggage? IF: For short journeys, how (3) ... (you / travel)? (4)
These days, many airlines charge for all baggage because ... (you / ever / go / by car)?
G: Yes, sometimes. But I prefer to take the train.
some tickets are very cheap. Why dont you try taking
IF: You have got a laptop. (5) ... (you / work)?
just hand luggage?
G: Not exactly. Im looking at a travel website.
3 What can I do in the airport when Im waiting for my Im planning my next holiday. I always go to
flight? Scotland!
You can look around the shops and cafes and then go to IF: Great! (6) ... usually ... (you / usually / go) by
the departure lounge. plane? Or (7) ... (you / usually / take ) the train?
4 I feel anxious when I fly. What should I do? G: I often go by train! Its very romantic.
Just fasten your seat belt and relax. Flying is a very safe IF: What (8) ... (you / do) when you are in
way to travel. Scotland?
G: I visit my uncle. He owns a flying school. Im
learning to be a pilot!
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...

THATS ENGLISH! 51
Travelling
5 Escucha esta conversacin en una agencia de 7 Escucha y fjate en la entonacin de las
viajes. Completa el cuestionario. preguntas.
53 54
Are you travelling to Paris?


Departure Airport: London Heathrow Do you have a ticket?


Destination: (1) ... . When does the train arrive?


Flight departure time: (2) ... . How much was the ticket?


Check-in time: Online or at airport from (3) ... . 8 Ahora escucha y repite las preguntas. Decide
Flight duration: (4) ... hours cundo usar entonacin ascendente o
55 descendente al final de cada pregunta.
Baggage allowance: Up to (5) ... kg ((6) ... per bag)
Cost: 185 (7) ... . 1 Do you usually go by train?
Confirm flights: Out / Return 2 When are they leaving?
3 What time did they arrive?
4 Are you enjoying your flight?
5 Does she like driving?
Cmo hacer preguntas (past simple)
6 Why did you want to fly?
Wh-word auxiliary subject verb 7 Have you got any baggage?
Preguntas Did she have a good
8 Can I take my laptop?
que se time in Rome?
responden 9 Organiza una escapada de fin de semana.
Did they travel by plane? Decide dnde vas a ir y qu vas a hacer.
con s o
no Were you in Scotland Destination city: Berlin / London / Paris
last summer?
Leave: Friday / Saturday (morning / afternoon)
Were they late for the
train? Return: Saturday / Monday (morning / afternoon)
Preguntas Where did you travel last year? Transport: by car / by train / by plane
con pro-
When did she arrive? Things to do: sightseeing / shopping / eating out
nombres
interroga- What did they say?
tivos 10 Usa las repuestas de la actividad 9 y decide con
un compaero dnde os gustara viajar y por qu.

Where would Id like to go to Berlin.


6 Completa el dilogo. Escribe preguntas en past you like to go? There are some great shops.
simple con los verbos del recuadro.

11 Completa el correo electrnico con las formas


arrive book do catch correctas de los verbos entre parntesis y otros
fly have leave stay datos relevantes.
Hi (1) ... !
Kim: Hi, Tam! What time (1) ... home last night? Im emailing you about our weekend away.
Tam: At about ten oclock. I want to go to (2) ... but where (3) ... (want) to go?
Kim: OK. (2) ... the train? We visited (4) ... last year so I dont want to go
there again. I know you went to (5) ... last month.
Tam: No, we didnt. We went by plane.
(6) ... (have) a good trip? Do you want to go there
Kim: Really? Where (3) ... from? again? I think (7) ... is the best. I want to leave on
Tam: We went from Heathrow to Edinburgh. (8) ... , in the (9) ... . Is that OK? We can return on
Kim: (4) ... a good time? (10) ... , in the (11) ... . (12) ... (want) to go by train or
by plane? I dont like driving. Finally, I want to go
Tam: Oh, yes, it was lovely.
shopping and sightseeing. And what about eating
Kim: What (5) ... ? out? (13) ... (know) any good restaurants?
Tam: David had a meeting and then we did Let me know.
some sightseeing. Love,
(14) ....
Kim: Where (6) ...?
Send
Tam: In a hotel in the city centre.
Kim: (7) ... it on the Internet? 12 Con la informacin de las actividades 10 y 11,
Tam: No, one of Davids work colleagues booked escribe a un amigo contndole tus planes de
it for us. viaje para el fin de semana.
Hi ...
Send

52 THATS ENGLISH!
5 UNIT

B Have you got your boarding pass?


BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 5 Dnde van si tienen un fin de semana libre?
1 Responde a estas preguntas. 1 To visit friends or family
1 How do you get to work every day? 2 To the beach
2 How long does it take you to get to work? 3 For a long walk
4 To a big city
The Street a b c d
2 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 Where do you usually go on holidays?
2 Do you usually book your holidays online,
by telephone or at a travel agency?
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...
Ben & Beth
3 Qu sueles llevar contigo normalmente cuando The Street
viajas? 6 Responde a estas preguntas.
a b c d 1 What time does Chandras flight leave?
2 Does she want a Business Class or a First
Class ticket?
3 Where does she want to sit?
4 What time is check-in?

d e f
Ben & Beth
7 Qu olvida coger Ben para sus vacaciones?
Selalo.
1 boarding passes
2 swimming suit
g h i
3 phone charger
4 passport
5 toothbrushes
6 wallet

AFTER YOU WATCH NOW YOU!


Documentary 8 Describe alguna mala experiencia que hayas
tenido en un viaje. Qu y por qu sali mal?
4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7).
I wanted to fly to New York
1 Nigel works in London but he travels 90 miles but I forgot my passport and
from Lewes. I missed my flight.
2 Nigel cycles from his house to the railway
station.
3 Nigels journey time is about 2 hours. I booked a hotel in Paris but it
was noisy and dirty. The food
4 Nigel often works or sleeps on the train.
was terrible and I was ill. My
5 Nigel usually stays in London with friends. train home was 6 hours late!
6 Nigel wants to buy a house in London.

THATS ENGLISH! 53
Travelling

READING
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 Do you usually book train tickets online or at a train station?
2 What are the advantages of booking online?
3 Do you have problems when you book tickets online?

2 Fjate en la pgina web y responde.


56 1 Where do all the trains leave from? 3 When can you travel to Guadalajara?
2 Can you travel to El Paso every day? 4 Who usually travels on the Tequila Express?

http://www.mextran.com

MEXTRAN Monday 9th January 10:16 a.m.


Trains from Mexico City to Yucatn FAQs
Days / Times: MondayFriday Q: How much baggage can I take on the train from Mexico
07:00 / 08:00 / 09:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 City to El Paso?
Saturday 11:00 / 17:00 A: There isnt a baggage limit but the train is usually very
Sunday 10:00 / 17:00 busy, so a lot of luggage can be a problem.
Tickets: One way and return Q: Where can I buy a ticket from Mexico City to Guadalajara?
Seats: Window / Aisle A: You can buy tickets for the Tequila Express at any
Trains from Mexico City to El Paso (USA) Mexican ticket office, at the railway station or online.
Days / Times: MondayFriday 09:00 / 14:00 But remember this is a special train for tourists and you
Saturday 13:00 can only buy a return ticket.
Tickets: One way only Q: Can you reserve tickets or do you have to book and pay
Seats: Window / Aisle for them immediately?
Trains from Mexico City to Guadalajara A: For journeys from Mexico City to Yucatn, you can
(Tequila Express) reserve tickets online and pay when you confirm your
Days / Times: Wednesday 09:00 booking. For example, you can book a ticket online for
Tickets: Return only a train this morning and pay for it at the station this
Seats: Window / Aisle afternoon.

3 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas 4 Completa las frases con las palabras del
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas. recuadro.
1 Theres a train from Mexico City to Yucatn at
baggage one-way reserve an aisle seat
9 a.m. every day.
ticket office window
2 The train to El Paso leaves twice a day from
Monday to Friday.
1 A ... ticket goes to a destination but it doesnt
3 There arent any trains to El Paso on Sundays.
return.
4 There arent any window seats on the El Paso
2 Your ... allowance is the number of suitcases
train.
you can take on the train.
5 The Tequila Express leaves once a week, on
3 You dont have to pay for your ticket this
Fridays.
morning. You can ... it now and pay for it this
6 There isnt a baggage limit on the El Paso train.
afternoon.
7 There arent usually many people on the El
4 You can see the landscape when you sit in a ...
Paso train.
seat.
8 You can buy tickets for the Tequila Express
5 I always book ... because its easy to get up
at the train station only.
and walk around.
9 You can only buy a return ticket for the
6 You can pay for your train journey online or at
Tequila Express.
the ... .
10 You can reserve a train ticket in the morning
and confirm it in the afternoon.
54 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 5
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha la diferencia entre los sonidos /d/ y /j/ 4 Ordena las palabras para formar preguntas
en las siguientes palabras y repite. y respuestas.
57
/d/ journey baggage job luggage Germany 1 A: the / does / leave / train / morning / this / ?
Japan
B: a train / yes / theres / hour / every
/j/ year you yet yesterday young usually
2 A: often / do / how / go / Paris / to / trains / ?
B: twice / they / a / leave / day
2 Ahora escucha y repite las frases. 3 A: was / direct / when / train / to / the / Oxford / ?
1 Did you take the job in Germany? B: an / once / direct / hour / leaves / train / the
58
2 They lost their luggage yesterday. 4 A: today / to / Liverpool / there / is / train / a / ?
3 Do you usually take hand baggage? B: there / every / yes, / hours / one / two / is
4 The journey to Yucatn is 4 hours. 5 A: flights / Seville / there / how / to / were /
often / ?
B: week / were / twice / flights / a / there
3 Elige la expresin correcta para cada imagen. 6 A: travel / tonight / want / you / do / to ?
1 2 3 B: morning / the / prefer / in / no, / travel / to / I

5 Lee y responde al correo que te enva una


compaera con la que vas a Pars en viaje de
trabajo.
a ticket / a platform / a carriage /
a timetable a ticket office a station
4 5 6 To: Send

4 Hi!
I wanted to ask you about our trip to Paris.
What time does our train leave? Did you
a suitcase / an aisle seat / a sleeping car /
remember that I want to be back in London on
a travel card a window seat a direct train
Sunday night? Did you book a single or a return
journey? What time does the train get back?

Tina
Expresiones de tiempo y frecuencia
PS How much do the tickets cost? Are the trains
Se usan para hablar sobre cundo y con qu direct or do we have to change? Did you reserve
frecuencia hacemos algo.
me an aisle seat or a window seat I prefer a
I go to my tennis class twice a week. window seat.
She travelled to London once a week.
They visited the doctor this morning.
We take the bus to work every day.
Does the train leave for Paris tonight?

Se usan para dar informacin sobre horarios de


medios de transporte. To: Tina Douglas
There are four trains to Manchester this Hello.
afternoon. Thanks for your email. Let me answer
There were trains from London to Edinburgh your first question. Our train leaves
every hour. at ...
There are flights to Calcutta three times a I remembered that you want to be back
week. in London on Sunday night so ...
Se colocan normalmente al final de la frase.
Send

THATS ENGLISH! 55
Travelling

CONSOLIDATION
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 What is a webquest?
a A game.
b A type of quiz.
c A system for finding out information, using the Internet.
2 What do you know about Sweden?

2 Un profesor ha preparado una webquest para sus alumnos. Lee el texto y decide si las siguientes frases
son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
1 You have got four days for your holiday.
2 You have to arrive in Sweden on Saturday.
3 You and your friends have 500 in total to spend on your holiday.
4 You have to book flights, hotels, sightseeing trips and restaurants before you leave.

WEBQUEST
Introduction
You are planning a short holiday break in Stockholm, Sweden, with
some friends. You have got four days for your holiday but two of the
days have to be Saturday and Sunday. Your budget is 500 per person.
Task
You have to book your travel and buy tickets.
You have to make hotel reservations.
You should look for good places to eat and drink.
Finally, decide what you want to do with your time in Stockholm.
Process
1 What do you know about Stockholm?
2 What do you want to find out?
a Transport (key words: travel / plan / flights / Sweden / Stockholm)
b Accommodation (hotels / Stockholm / Sweden / reservation)
c Sightseeing (Sweden / Stockholm / tourist / sightseeing)
d Eating out (Sweden / Stockholm / eating out / restaurants / prices)
Conclusion
With the information you discover, book your holiday.

3 Busca informacin para responder a estas preguntas en las siguientes pginas web.
1 How many flights are there on Monday-Friday from London to Stockholm?
2 How many flights cost between 50 and 100?
3 How much is a double room at the Crown Hotel?
4 Which hotel doesnt provide meals?
5 How often are the English tours of the open-air museum?
6 Where can you eat for 3050 per person?

56 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 5
www.euronet.com www.swipnet.com

Flights to Stockholm from London Heathrow Hotels in Stockholm


London Heathrow Stockholm - London Heathrow
MonFri 4-star Hotel Lux (includes all meals)
dep arr dep arr double room 150 / night single room 120 / night
07:00 08:30 120 one-way 09:20 12:20 120 one-way
14:35 16:05 199 one-way 16:20 19:20 159 one-way 3-star Hotel Crown (includes breakfast)
18:15 19:45 169 one-way 19:00 22:30 99 one-way double room 90 / night single room 75 / night
Sat & Sun
2-star Hotel Inter
09:00 10:30 89 one-way 10:55 15:55 109 one-way
double room 50 / night single room 35 / night
15:30 17:00 59 one-way 21:00 00:45 19 one-way

www.st.co.swe www.swest.org

Sightseeing in Stockholm Eating out


Top three places to see in Stockholm Eating out in Sweden is expensive but the food
Gamla Stan The old town centre of Stockholm. Visit the is usually very good.
shops and cafes. The Sdermalm district is a cool place to eat. Lots
Skansen An open-air museum of Swedish life and culture. of cafes and bars (1020 per person)
Tours in English twice a day 10.00 and 14.00. Old town. Try the restaurants on Stortorget Street.
Archipelago Take a boat trip around the islands. Boats (3050 per person)
leave every hour. Tours in English every Luxury. Try one of our Michelin-starred restaurants.
afternoon. (100+ per person)

4 Escucha una conversacin telefnica entre dos 6 Lee el diario de Rich. Cuntas cosas hizo el
amigos sobre un viaje a Estocolmo y responde domingo?
59
a estas preguntas.
1 What time does Rich call Jen? Dear Diary,
2 Why didnt Jen read Richs email? Sunday was great. We ate breakfast in the hotel
3 Where does Rich plan to eat breakfast? and then went to the open-air museum in the
4 What type of rooms did Rich book for the morning. Lunch was amazing. We ate in a 5 star
weekend away? restaurant. They have a special fish menu every
Sunday. It was delicious! In the afternoon, we
5 Escucha de nuevo y completa los detalles de
este correo electrnico. went shopping and now Im sitting in my hotel
59 room. What a day!
From: Rich Winter (rwinter6@brisnet.co.uk) What do I know about Stockholm? Food and
To: Katie Palmer (kp@kp.com) drinks are expensive.
Cc: Jen Heath (jennygirl@telenet.org) What did I learn today? Some shops are closed
Hi guys! on Sundays.
Im booking our trip to Stockholm. The flights What do I want to find out for tomorrow? I need
leave London (1) ... hour on Monday to Friday
good places to buy presents.
so we can leave on Friday.
I really want to go on a (2) ... trip around the
archipelago. Theres an English-speaking tour
7 Piensa en un viaje a una ciudad que te gustara
(3) ... times a week, and I am also making a (4)
conocer y escribe una entrada en tu diario.
... for that.
Incluye la siguiente informacin.
There are lots of places to eat but I know Jen
How did you get there?
likes good food, so I can (5) ... a 5-star restaurant
for Sunday (6) ... . Where are you staying?
Finally, I dont know what sort of rooms to book. Where did you eat?
Do we want to reserve a (7) ... room and a (8) ...
room or three single rooms? Dear Diary,
Let me know. I arrived in today.
Rich

THATS ENGLISH! 57
SELF TEST UNIT 5
1 Completa las siguientes instrucciones para un 6 It leaves at 10:00 a.m.
viaje en avin. when / the next flight / go / to Madrid / ?
7 No, I made a reservation but I didnt confirm it.
baggage baggage claim gate you / confirm / your booking / ?
check-in desk departure lounge seat belt
boarding pass take-off ticket 4 Fjate en la tabla y escribe frases. Aade
travel agency informacin extra (dnde, con quin).

1 Book your ... online or at a ... . people activity frequency


2 When you arrive at the airport, go to the ... go to the twice / week
Louis
and leave your ... . cinema
3 Then go to the ... . go out for once / month
Frances
4 Next, go to the ... and show your .... dinner
5 On the plane, fasten your ... , and be ready John watch TV every evening
for ... . Mark go on holiday every / summer
6 When you leave the plane, go to the ... . and Pat
go away for the three or four
2 Completa este correo electrnico con las Pamela
weekend times / month
siguientes palabras.
Lesley buy new clothes every / weekend
direct journey platform booked return
sightseeing timetable window Louis goes to the cinema with his sister twice a
week.

Hi Reg, 5 Cambia la informacin de frecuencia en la


actividad anterior y escribe frases verdaderas
I (1) ... the train to Edinburgh this morning.
sobre ti.
I got (2) ... tickets and you have got a (3)
I go to the cinema once or twice a year.
... seat. The train leaves from Kings Cross
station, (4) ... 16 at 19:00 so dont be late!
6 Escucha el mensaje y completa la nota.
Its a (5) ... train, and there are no changes!
We can return any time. Trains from 60 Wendy wants to book a (1) trip to Barcelona.
Edinburgh leave every hour. We can fly or take the (2) .
You can check the online (6) ... . The (7) ... There are flights (3) .
from London to Edinburgh is about three Trains leave (4) a day.
and a half hours, so bring a book! We can Trains go overnight so she wants to (5) a sleeper car.
go (8) ... in the morning. Train tickets cost (6) . Flights cost (7) .
Lots of love, Baggage costs (8) / bag.
How often is the Ramblas market open? (9) day or
Erica
(10) a week ?
She wants to make a (11) tonight.
3 Escribe las preguntas para estas respuestas. Call her this (12) .

1 I prefer flying.
you / prefer / flying / or travelling by train / ?
Learning tip
2 They went to Greece. Antes de escuchar o leer un texto, observa el
where / they / go / on holiday / last year / ? ttulo o las fotografas y reflexiona sobre lo que
3 He took the train. ya sabes de ese tema. Esto te puede ayudar a
how / he / travel / there / ? entender ms fcilmente el texto.
4 They go twice every hour.
More practice: Vocabulary: Travelling by plane and by
how / often / trains / leave / for / London / ? train (page 14)
5 No, I went to a travel agent. Grammar: Questions, Time expressions
you / book / the tickets / online / ? (page 54)

58 THATS ENGLISH!
6
Fashion: shopping
UNIT for clothes
Opinar sobre la ropa adecuada

OBJETIVOS
para cada ocasin
Aceptar o rechazar consejos
y sugerencias

A What a lovely necklace!


BEFORE YOU WATCH WHILE YOU WATCH
1 Responde a estas preguntas. 3 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Where do you usually buy your clothes?
2 Match the pictures to the types of shops.
1 a second- 2 a stylish 3 a department
hand shop boutique store
4 a clothes 5 a market 6 the Internet
catalogue stall
1 What problem do 2 How do Caesar and
a b c
Caesar and Geneva Geneva thank Ron
have? and Anna?

AFTER YOU WATCH


d e f 4 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Caesar and Genevas flight came from Italy to
London. Where are their clothes?
2 Why do Caesar and Geneva need new clothes?
3 Why doesnt Geneva like the first dress?
4 What clothes do Caesar and Geneva finally
a ... b ... c ... d ... e ... f ...
buy?
2 Cul de estos estilos prefieres? Por qu?

a b c
NOW YOU!
5 Qu tipo de ropa llevaras en las siguientes
ocasiones?

a For a celebrity dinner


b For a job interview
very modern old-fashioned chic c For a birthday party

d e f
For a celebrity dinner, a long
dress and high-heeled shoes.

punk / goth casual smart

THATS ENGLISH! 59
Fashion: shopping for clothes

READING
1 Relaciona las palabras del recuadro con las imgenes.

bra dress high-heeled shoe knickers shirt slippers suit waistcoat

a b c d e f g h

2 Lee la entrevista con Scott Gasper y responde a estas preguntas.


61 1 What does he do? 2 Does he like his job? Why? / Why not?

Why dont men like shopping for clothes?


Most men hate the idea of shopping for clothes, especially on Saturday afternoons
when theres sport on TV! But one man loves shopping. Hes Scott Gasper, personal
shopper. Shopping is his job! He goes shopping every day and he loves it. We spoke to
Scott about his passion for shopping.
My most important client is Ryan Norris. Hes a top businessman and hes too busy to go shopping. Hes married and
has two daughters. He has to wear formal clothes for work, so I buy him a lot of dark suits. His daughters like classic
designs with high-heeled shoes. I usually buy them casual, fashionable dresses and his daughters look great.
I have also got a very interesting client called Chuck Jackson. Hes a doctor and he works a lot. He hates shopping so
I choose all his clothes. He always wears a suit and a waistcoat. Hes a tall, slim guy and so he always looks amazing in
a suit and a classic raincoat.
Another interesting client is called Peter Scotland, a film director. Hes small but he usually buys medium or large shirts
and theyre too big for him! He often goes to celebrity events but he prefers casual clothes. He never knows what size
or colours to buy. I usually buy him a variety of clothes, for example blue, green or pink shirts, and he chooses the ones
he likes. He looks good in different colours.
Clarke Adams is one of my favourite clients. Hes a lawyer and he cant find clothes to fit (hes an extra small). I buy a
lot of his clothes online. He always asks me to buy presents for his girlfriend, as he hates going into womens clothes
shops. I buy all her underwear: bras, knickers and even slippers!

3 Lee el texto de nuevo. Relaciona las frases con 5 Relaciona los opuestos. Luego, completa las
los clientes de Scott. frases con un adjetivo.
1 I dont know what size or colour clothes to 1 tight 3 casual 5 long
buy. 2 fashionable 4 large 6 classic
2 I havent got time to go shopping.
a small c loose e old-fashioned
3 I like wearing smart and classic-style clothes.
b short d modern f smart
4 I dont like shopping for womens clothes.
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...

4 1 Johns clothes are always too small. Theyre


Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). often very .
2 Sara is a top director so she usually wears
1 Scott goes shopping every weekend.
suits to work.
2 Ryans daughters like very modern clothes.
3 Dave often wears jeans, T-shirts and clothes
3 Chuck likes informal clothes.
to the office.
4 Peter usually buys clothes in very small size.
4 Liz is going to a formal celebrity dinner. She
5 Scott usually buys grey or black shirts for Peter.
has to wear a dress.
6 Scott buys most of Clarkes clothes on the
5 Jenny is a fashion editor for a magazine, so
Internet.
she has to wear clothes.
6 My brother is six foot seven and he takes size
extra .
60 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 6
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Presta atencin a las siguientes palabras. 6 Escucha de nuevo a Scott. Qu prendas compra
para Erica y qu prendas compra para Matilda?
62 /s/ sit suit sock 64
Hay dos prendas de ms.
// shop English shoe
a b c d
/t/ change chair cheap
Escucha de nuevo y repite.
2 Escucha y coloca las siguientes palabras en la
columna correspondiente.
63
size shoe cheap dress Spanish shirt e f g h
catch cashier sure match lots
/s/ // /t/

Vuelve a escuchar y comprueba.


Erica: ... Matilda: ...
3 Completa las frases con las siguientes palabras.

handbag El artculo definido the


earrings Se usa el artculo definido the :
shoes - cuando hablamos de algo o alguien ya
cotton mencionado.
coat I bought a blouse and a pair of boots yesterday.
leather The blouse is cotton and the boots are leather.
(Sabemos de qu blusa y qu botas estamos hablando.)
necklace
- cuando hablamos de algo especfico.
shorts
Why dont you wear the leather jacket? Its cold
woollen today. (Hablamos de una chaqueta especfica.)
denim
No se usa cuando hablamos de algo en sentido
general.
Gerry Logan is wearing a (1) jacket and (2)
He doesnt like tight clothes.
jeans. His (3) are red and white. Under his
I love smart boots with high heels.
jacket hes wearing a (4) shirt.
Joanne is wearing pink (5) and a (6)
cardigan. Shes wearing long (7) , and a gold 7 Completa las conversaciones. Usa el artculo
(8) around her neck. Her (9) is the same definido the cuando sea necesario.
colour as her shorts. Shes wearing a purple (10) 1 A: Im going to clothes shop now. I want to
over her shorts. buy some new trousers.
B: You mean clothes shop next to bank
4 Elige la respuesta correcta.
in Russell Street?
J: Do you like this T-shirt, Luis?
A: Yes, thats right.
L: Yes, why dont you try / fit it on?
B: Ill come with you.
J: OK. I will What do you think? Does it look OK?
L: Yes, the colour suits / fits you. 2 C: Do you ever wear boots?
J: Really? Does it wear / fit OK? D: Sometimes. But only with skirts.
L: Well, perhaps you need a smaller size. It looks C: I like blue boots over there.
a bit too big. Heres a smaller size. D: Oh, I dont. I dont like blue, but I like
J: Thanks. brown boots next to blue boots.
L: That fits / suits perfectly. 3 E: Wheres my blue T-shirt?
5 Escucha a Scott Gasper y a su ayudante F: Which one? Youve got lots of blue
comprando ropa para dos de sus clientas. En qu T-shirts.
64
orden compran las siguientes prendas de ropa? E: Well Im talking about T-shirt with the
brown boots leather jacket long coat 1 long sleeves.
cotton shirt green jeans woollen dress F: Oh, that one. On floor in your bedroom!

THATS ENGLISH! 61
Fashion: shopping for clothes
4 The shorts are more casual / more fashionable
Formas comparativas de los adjetivos than the waistcoat.
Cuando queremos comparar dos cosas, usamos 5 The boots are cheaper / more expensive than
la forma comparativa del adjetivo. Usamos the sandals.
than delante del segundo elemento de la
comparacin.
Adverbios de grado
My dress is longer than your dress.
Usamos too seguido de un adjetivo para indicar
Are these shorts bigger than those shorts?
ms de lo necesario o de lo apropiado.
Formacin del comparativo This hat is too big for me.
Adjetivos de una slaba Are they too expensive?
Se aade -er al adjetivo. Usamos un adjetivo delante de enough para
indicar suficiente.
cheap cheaper small smaller
That top is big enough.
Los adjetivos que acaban en vocal + consonante
The trousers arent long enough.
duplican la consonante.
big bigger fat fatter
Los adjetivos terminados en -e aaden -r. 11 Vuelve a escribir las frases subrayadas con too
large larger nice nicer o enough y las palabras entre parntesis.
Adjetivos acabados en -y 1 This shirt is big. Can I have a smaller size,
Se cambia y por -i y se aade -er. please? (not / small)
happy happier early earlier This shirt isnt small enough.
Adjetivos de dos slabas o ms 2 These trousers are short. I need some longer
Se usa more delante del adjetivo. trousers, please. (not / long)
modern more modern 3 The shoes are very small. My feet hurt. (tight)
beautiful more beautiful 4 Are you sure that T-shirt is the right size? It
Adjetivos irregulares looks very small to me. (not / big)
Cambia la forma del adjetivo. 5 I cant buy this suit. Its very expensive. (not /
good better bad worse cheap)
6 I love this handbag. But it isnt cheap.
(expensive)
8 Completa las frases con la forma comparativa
de los adjetivos entre parntesis. 7 I think that coat is the right size for you. (big)
1 This dress is (small) than the other one. 12 Lee el perfil de Bethany en una red social y
2 Do you have a suit with (long) arms? responde a las preguntas.
3 We love these shirts but do you have any shirts
Bethany is online
that are (casual)? Status: Liz is buying me some new clothes for my
4 This is a great skirt but I want a (dark) colour. birthday party! Here are my clothes preferences.
5 Is this sweater (tight) than that one? I always wear: jeans, sweatshirts (never black), trainers
and a jumper. Oh, and socks and underwear, obviously!
6 I didnt buy the jeans because they were
I never wear: skirts or shorts or tights (they feel strange!)
(expensive) than the shorts.
I sometimes buy: new jeans or sandals.
My friends give me: T-shirts and tops.
9 Escucha a dos amigos hablando. Seala las
I never buy: boots very boring! Or shirts they are
prendas que eligen para su amiga Bethany.
65 more formal than T-shirts.
jeans tights boots THATS ENGLISH!
My look is casual and relaxed. I dont like formal
a sweatshirt knickers sandals clothes. I like trainers or comfortable shoes.

shorts a shirt 1 What does she always wear on her feet?


a waistcoat a bra 2 What clothes does she never wear?
10 Vuelve a escuchar y elige las respuestas 3 What does she buy once or twice a year?
correctas. 4 Why doesnt she buy shirts?
65
1 The jeans are cheaper / more expensive than 5 What two words describe Bethanys look?
the sweatshirt. 13 Ahora escribe tu propio mensaje en una red
2 The jeans are tighter / looser than the shorts. social sobre la ropa que usas y compras.
3 The black tights are longer / better than the red
I always wear: ...
tights.
62 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 6
B I like to look my best
BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 5 Dnde compran la ropa estas personas?
1 Responde a estas preguntas. 1 2 3

1 What sort of people do you think use personal


shoppers?
2 Do you think being a personal shopper is a
good job? Why? Why not?
4 5 6

The Street
2 Responde a las preguntas.

1 How do you decide what to wear? a Shopping mall


2 How long does it take you to get dressed? b High Street shops
c Boutiques or small shops
d Internet
Ben & Beth e Market
3 Qu haces normalmente con tu ropa usada? 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...
Relaciona las frases con las ilustraciones.
1 Put them in the a The Street
rubbish bin. 6 Responde a las preguntas.
1 What is Mr Brummel
wearing?
2 Where is Mr Brummel
2 Take them to a b going?
clothes recycling
point.

Ben & Beth


3 Take them to a c 7 Responde a esta pregunta.
charity shop. When did Beth give Ben
this shirt?

1 ... 2 ... 3 ...


NOW YOU!
AFTER YOU WATCH 8 Qu ropa te pones segn el tiempo que hace?

Documentary 7 35

4 Responde a las preguntas.


rainy snowy windy sunny cold hot
1 Why do people use personal shoppers?
2 What skills do personal shoppers need? In the rain, I usually wear
3 Why does Flora like being a personal a coat and shoes or boots.
shopper?
I like to wear shorts and
a T-shirt in sunny weather.

THATS ENGLISH! 63
Fashion: shopping for clothes

READING
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Where do you usually buy your clothes?
2 How much money do you spend on clothes every month?
3 Do you buy designer clothes?

2 Lee el texto y relaciona las calles 1-5 con las ciudades a-e.
66 a Tokyo b London c New York
d Los Angeles e Copenhagen

A Shoppers Guide to the Worlds Greatest Shopping Streets


Are you an international shopper? These five 3
shopping streets offer you the most expensive, the Tokyo, fashion victims go to Ginza. This is home to
most fashionable, the cheapest and the craziest some of the most original and modern styles on the
shopping experiences. planet. Dont look for reduced prices here; Ginza is
1 always expensive!
Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills, is in Los Angeles. 4
Only the richest and most famous people in the Oxford Street in London is also a great place to find
world can shop here. Movie stars and celebrities buy shoes, accessories and other things to wear. Its one
their designer clothes in Rodeo Drive. They even of Londons busiest streets and its always full of
buy designer clothes for their dogs! people. There are many great shops to buy sports
2 clothes and trainers.
Strget is Europes longest pedestrian shopping 5
street. There are designer boutiques, department When youre in New York, go to Fifth Avenue.
stores, cafes and restaurants. And there are no cars! Children and adults can find their perfect clothes.
Its a mix of more expensive shops and cheaper The Disney Store, Abercrombie and Fitch, JC Penny
places where you can look for clothes at reduced and many other department stores are all there.
prices. Strget is famous for its shoe shops. It also Theres often a bargain and clothes are sometimes
has the largest fitting room in Denmark. cheaper here than in the shopping centres. w

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ...

3 Vuelve a leer el texto y responde. 4 Responde a las preguntas.


Where can you buy the following clothes and 1 Which street has the most unusual fashions?
items? 2 Which street is great for all the family?
3 Which street is the busiest street in London?
a b c
4 Where can you see famous people?
5 Which is the longest shopping street in Europe?

5 Completa las definiciones con las siguientes


d e palabras del texto.
stylish bargain pedestrian fitting room
1 A person who wears elegant and fashionable
clothes is
1 Rodeo Drive 2 Strget 3 Ginza 2 A street is a street with no cars.
4 Oxford Street 5 Fifth Avenue 3 A is a place to try on different clothes.
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 4 A is something cheaper than normal.

64 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 6
LANGUAGE STUDY Formas superlativas de los adjetivos
Cuando queremos comparar algo o alguien con
1 Para expresar entusiasmo, sorpresa o admiracin, otras cosas o personas de un grupo, usamos la
se acentan los adjetivos. Escucha y repite. forma superlativa del adjetivo, normalmente con
67
el artculo the.
1 What a wonderful dress!
Its the most expensive jacket in the shop.
2 You look just amazing!
Its the tallest building in the world.
3 What interesting trousers!
4 How nice! Formacin del superlativo
Adjetivos de una slaba
2 Escucha y subraya las palabras acentuadas. Se aade -est al adjetivo.
Luego, escucha de nuevo y repite.
68 cheap the cheapest small the smallest
1 What a brilliant T-shirt! Los adjetivos que acaban en vocal + consonante
2 How lovely! duplican la consonante.
3 You look lovely in that dress. big the biggest fat the fattest
4 What fashionable shoes! Los adjetivos terminados en -e aaden -st.
5 Thats a great top! large the largest nice the nicest
6 What an amazing dress! Adjetivos acabados en y
7 What a smart suit! Se cambia y por -i y se aade -est.
8 Those jeans are very tight! happy the happiest early the earliest

Adjetivos de dos slabas o ms


Se usa most delante del adjetivo.
Expresar admiracin
modern the most modern
What a/an (+ adjective) + singular noun beautiful the most beautiful
What a lovely dress!
Adjetivos irregulares
What (+ adjective) + plural noun
Cambia la forma del adjetivo.
What superb trousers!
good the best bad the worst
Thats a/an + adjective + noun
Thats an interesting waistcoat!
How + adjective 5 Completa el dilogo con el superlativo de los
How wonderful! adjetivos entre parntesis.
A: What a changing room! I think it was the
(1) (small) changing room in the world.
3 Escucha y completa la conversacin con los B: I know. I tried to find a jumper for Dad. He
siguientes adjetivos.
69 needs a large size but the (2) (big) jumper
amazing cool great lovely nice wonderful was a medium size.
M: Hi David! You look (1) ! A: And I didnt buy that leather coat. It was the
D: Thanks Martha, thats very kind. Of course, (3) (expensive) coat in the shop. 500!
you always look (2) too. B: Yes, but it was the (4) (beautiful).
M: Thank you, David. What a (3) shirt. Where A: Yes. Anyway, they couldnt find my size. The
did you buy it? (5) (long) one was very short for me.
D: I bought it in Milan. The clothes there are
6 Elige la opcin correcta.
(4) !
1 Do you think short skirts are more fashionable /
M: How (5) ! Yes, the shops there are fantastic.
most fashionable than long skirts?
D: Well, Martha, your dress is very (6) ... .
2 I think boots are more practical / most practical
M: Thank you. I love it. I bought it in NewYork.
than shoes.
3 This is the cheapest / cheaper suit in the shop.
4 Escucha de nuevo. Luego, habla con tu
compaero sobre lo que llevas puesto. Expresa 4 Your shirt is longer / longest than your jacket!
69 5 Buy the red shoes. Theyre cooler / the coolest
entusiasmo, admiracin y sorpresa.
than the black ones.
What a lovely dress! I bought it in London.
7 Habla sobre un famoso. Comenta qu ropa lleva
normalmente y por qu le sienta bien.

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Fashion: shopping for clothes

CONSOLIDATION
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 What clothes do you like wearing?
2 Do you think they suit you? Why?
3 How often do you go shopping and do you enjoy it?

2 Lee el siguiente artculo. Cmo contesta el autor a las preguntas de la actividad 1?

My names Hilary Day and Im a fashion journalist. I love my job; its the
best job in the world because I am interested in clothes and I like wearing
the latest fashions. I look good in them. When I was a little child, I loved
clothes. I had the biggest collection of shoes in my family. I studied
fashion at university. Then I worked for a design company. They designed
some of the most stylish clothes in the world. But that wasnt enough
for me. I wanted to write about fashion and share my ideas with a larger
audience.
Obviously, I always choose the most stylish clothes but I make sure they suit me. Good colours, the
right size and designer clothes are all important to me. Believe it or not, I dont really like shopping,
especially not in high streets shops. I dont go shopping very often, but when I go, I like to spend a
lot of time when I choose clothes. Also, the styles in the high street shops often arent fashionable
enough or they dont have my size. I prefer designer clothes. When I go to a designer boutique, they
can usually find the most perfect clothes for me and they fit well.

3 Lee de nuevo el artculo. Elige la respuesta correcta.


1 Hilary enjoys her job because ... b she wanted to tell more people about her ideas.
a she is interested in childrens shoes. c she makes her own clothes.
b she enjoys writing. 4 She doesnt like high street shops because
c she loves clothes. a the shops close early.
2 Before she became a fashion journalist, Hilary b the clothes sometimes dont fit her.
a did a fashion course. c the shop assistants are rude.
b worked for a local newspaper. 5 She visits designer boutiques because
c worked in a shoe shop. a they make cheaper clothes.
3 Hilary became a fashion journalist because b the clothes are normally the right size.
a she liked writing about clothes. c she doesnt often have time to shop.

4 Observa las imgenes y lee las preguntas. Luego, comenta tus respuestas con un compaero.

1 Which clothes do you prefer?


2 Who looks the best in their clothes?
3 Which style dont you like?
4 What makes them look good / bad?

I like the guy in the suit. Hes the I like the young woman. Her hairs really
most stylish and he looks great! cool and I like the shirt shes wearing.

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UNIT 6
5 Escucha a Steve y a Linda hablar sobre lo que han comprado. Qu ropa compra cada uno? Sobran
cuatro imgenes.
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1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9

Steve ... Linda ...

6 Escucha de nuevo. Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
70 1 Steve and Linda are buying clothes for Hopes party.
2 Steve tried a blue sweatshirt but it wasnt big enough.
3 Steve bought shoes because he likes more formal clothes.
4 Lindas earrings were very expensive.
5 Steve bought a casual T-shirt.

7 Lee esta carta a una revista de moda de novias y responde a las preguntas.

Dear Wedding Fashion,


You asked readers to write in about clothes and special occasions. I am writing to tell you about my wedding. I know
that weddings are usually formal events but I wanted mine to be more informal.
My husband, Declan, agreed and so we told our guests to wear their favourite clothes. Some of our friends arrived in
jeans and a T-shirt and some wore dresses or suits and ties.
I think Declan and I were the most informal people at our wedding. He wore his favourite shorts and pink shirt, with
trainers. I choose my most comfortable dress and my coolest shoes. I bought a scarf and earrings (they were more
expensive than all the rest of my clothes!).
We had a great day and our guests loved wearing their favourite clothes.
Yours,
Christie McMahon

1 Why was Christies wedding unusual?


2 What is Declans favourite outfit?
3 What did Christie buy to wear at her wedding?

8 Escribe una carta a una revista de moda describiendo la ropa que llevaste en un da especial de tu vida.

Dear Fashion Monthly,


Let me tell you about the clothes I wore when

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SELF TEST UNIT 6
1 Adivina las siguientes prendas de ropa. 4 Elige la opcin correcta.
1 These are casual trousers. 1 This is the bigger / biggest shop in the USA.
2 Women wear these, men dont! 2 Are these shoes more casual / most casual
3 You can wear this over a shirt. than the boots?
4 Informal shoes or shoes for sport. 3 This shirt is too big. I need a smaller / smallest
5 A jumper with buttons. size.
6 You wear this when its cold. 4 The trousers were cheaper / more cheap than
7 Short trousers. the suit.
1_____ 5 _ _ _ D_ _ _ _ 5 People say that London is the most fashionable /
2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _S 6C___ more fashionable city in the world.
3__C___ 7_____S 6 Boutiques are usually more expensive / most
4____N___ expensive than High Street shops.
7 Do you like more formal / most formal clothes?

2 Escribe qu ves en cada imagen. 5 Vuelve a escribir las frases con too o enough y
los adjetivos entre parntesis.
1 2 3
1 Its too big. (small) Its not small enough.
2 Its too expensive. (cheap)
3 It isnt long enough. (short)
4 It isnt formal enough. (casual)
5 Theyre too tight. (loose)
4 5 6
6 Theyre not modern enough. (old-fashioned)

6 Escucha a dos amigos, Chris y Danny, decidiendo


la ropa que llevarn a una fiesta. Responde a las
71
preguntas.
3 Completa la conversacin con el artculo the 1 What kind of party is Danny talking about?
donde sea necesario. 2 Who is he going with?
A: Hello, would you like to buy a suit? 3 Does Danny want to wear more formal or
B: Im not sure, how much is (1) black suit more informal clothes?
over there? 4 What items of clothing does Chris recommend?
A: Its 350. Do you often wear (2) suits?
B: No, but I have got a new job. Do you sell (3)
7 Un amigo va a ir a una fiesta. Piensa qu
preguntas le haras y aconsjale sobre la ropa
shirts?
que debera llevar.
A: Of course. Do you want a white shirt?
B: Oh, (4) blue shirt next to (5) pink shirt is 1 Where is he / she going?
very nice. 2 Is it formal or informal?
A: Yes, its great. Would you like to try it on? 3 What kind of clothes does he / she like?
B: Yes, please. And I also need some shoes.
I like (6) formal shoes in the window. I think its a good idea to wear ... because ...

Learning tip
Una buena manera de recordar vocabulario nuevo es relacionarlo con experiencias propias. Trata de
hacer lo siguiente en ingls: lee etiquetas y aprenders muchas palabras nuevas sin esfuerzo; escribe
sobre la ropa que les gusta a tus familiares y amigos; habla de tu trabajo o tus estudios; sigue programas
sobre moda en la radio o la televisin.

More practice: Vocabulary: Clothes and accessories (page 16)


Grammar: What a! How!, Use and omission of the definite article (page 56)

68 THATS ENGLISH!
7
UNIT Neighbours

OBJETIVOS
Expresar opiniones sobre los vecinos
Expresar empata
Hacer comparaciones

A They are as friendly as us


BEFORE YOU WATCH AFTER YOU WATCH
1 Fjate en las imgenes y responde a las 3 Quin dice lo siguiente sobre sus vecinos?
preguntas. Anota 1 para Mr y Mrs Wilson, 2 para Tom y
1 Where do you live? Wendy o 3 para los dos.
1 They have wild parties. (...)
2 They never go out. (...)
3 They play loud music. (...)
4 They've got a big, noisy car. (...)
5 They're rude and unfriendly. (...)
flat detached terraced house 6 They're unsociable. (...)
house 7 They are monster neighbours! (...)

4 Responde a la pregunta.

What do Tom and Mr Wilson have in common?

semi-detached bungalow
house NOW YOU!
2 Who lives next door to you? 5 Piensa en tus vecinos y responde a las preguntas.
1 A single parent with children / a child. 1 How often do you see your neighbours?
2 A young / middle-aged / old couple.
3 A single person. I usually see my neighbours every
4 A group of friends / students. day. We leave home at the same
5 A typical family with children. time every morning.

WHILE YOU WATCH 2 Do you ever visit their house and do they
ever come to your house?
2 Responde a las preguntas. 3 Do you ever help each other? What do you
1 Why cant Tom play the do?
piano? 4 How often do you talk to your neighbours
and what do you talk about?

2 Why does Mr Wilson


like Frank Sinatra?

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Neighbours

READING
1 Responde a las preguntas.
1 Who are your neighbours? What are they like? 2 What qualities does a good neighbour have?

2 Lee el primer prrafo y elige la afirmacin ms exacta.

72 Neighbours are important because c they can watch your house when you go on
a they are your friends. holiday.
b you can go to their parties. d they can make your life better or worse.

ARE YOU THE PERFECT NEIGHBOUR?


Neighbours are important! Why? You live next door and you see them every day. You hear their
arguments and their dogs. They keep you awake with wild parties. You watch their kids grow up. They
can make your life easier or more difficult! So, are you a good neighbour or a neighbour from hell?

1 Do you know the names of the people who 5 Youre planning a wild party. What do you do?
live on your street / in your apartment block? a My neighbours always come to my parties.
a All of them. b I invite them to come.
b More than 50%. c I mention the party to them on the
c Less than 50%. morning of the party.
d None. Im not interested. d I dont tell them.
2 How often do you say hello to your 6 What do you think of the people next door?
neighbours? a Theyre friends. I can ask them for help at
a Every time I see them. any time.
b When Im not too busy. b I know them well. Theyre always very
c Sometimes. friendly.
d Never. c I see them sometimes. We dont talk much
3 Do you ever help your neighbours? but were polite.
(Babysitting, gardening, etc.) d I dont really see them. Im not interested
a Always. b Often. c Sometimes. d Never. in them.

4 How often do you socialise with your 7 An ideal neighbour should


neighbours? a be sociable and friendly.
a Every week. b be helpful and kind.
b Once a month. c be polite and have good manners.
c Twice a year. d be quiet and reserved.
d Never.

3 Ahora, responde t el cuestionario y anota tus respuestas.

4 Tienes mayora de a, b, c o d? Lee los resultados. Qu tipo de vecino eres?


Mostly a: You are a great neighbour. You are friendly and helpful.
Mostly b: You are a good neighbour and you are polite but you dont want to be their friend.
Mostly c: You live next door but you have your own life.
Mostly d: You dont like neighbours. You should live on a farm in the countryside!

5 Lee lo que dicen estos vecinos. Qu tipo de 6 Relaciona las palabras con su significado.
vecinos crees que son: a, b, c o d?
a reserved 1 crazy or out of control
1 Lovely day! Lets call the Joneses and invite
b arguments 2 disagreements
them to a barbecue.
c advice 3 get together
2 Good morning, Mr Smith. How are you today?
d socialise 4 cold, distant
3 Is that the neighbour mowing the lawn again?
e wild 5 not asleep
I want some peace and quiet!
f awake 6 guidance
4 Last time I saw Mr Carey was at the pub, two
a ... b ... c ... d ... e ... f ...
weeks ago. Do you think they are on holiday?
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UNIT 7
LANGUAGE STUDY
8
1 Escucha el sonido // en las siguientes palabras. 4 Escucha a algunas personas hablar de sus
// pensioner sociable parent manners vecinos. Indica cul es la casa de cada vecino.
73 75
inspector annoyed preposition
I play with
I love my car!
Escucha y rodea la vocal de la slaba acentuada my kids.
de cada palabra. a b
Escucha y repite. El sonido // est en una
slaba acentuada o no acentuada?

2 Pronuncia estas palabras.


computer about nervous director
information camera mother polite
Rod Ellis Bill Evans

74 Escucha y comprueba. Presta atencin al sonido


// y al contraste entre slabas acentuadas y sin
acentuar. Im a nurse. Ive got 8 cats.

3 Lee lo que dicen estas personas y seala en la c d


tabla las palabras que las describen.
1
I love loud music and I dont
care what other people think. I
never speak to my neighbours.
Sally Cookson Elsie Trotter
2
I often babysit for my neighbours. 1
I always say hello to all the people 2 3 4
in my street. I read a lot.

3 I dont know all my neighbours,


but often cut the grass or help
the lady next door. Shes 80. I
think its important for people
to say Please and thank you. a ... b ... c ... d ...

1 2 3 5 Escucha y escribe el nombre del vecino al que se


have good manners refiere cada frase.
75
1 This neighbour is rude and unfriendly. (...)
sociable
2 This neighbour has got a daughter and shes
rude quiet. (...)
helpful 3 This neighbour has got two sons. (...)
4 This neighbour is polite and kind. (...)
noisy 5 This neighbour has wild parties and plays
kind loud music. (...)
6 This neighbour thinks their next-door
quiet
neighbour has got good manners. (...)
friendly
have bad manners
polite

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Neighbours
8 Practica estos dilogos con un compaero
Mostrar inters y empata expresando inters y empata.
Para mostrar inters en una conversacin y en lo 1 Your neighbours have got a very noisy dog.
que est diciendo nuestro interlocutor utilizamos It bit you yesterday.
Really?
My neighbours often have wild parties. My neighbours have
Really? Really?
got a really noisy dog.
Para mostrar empata utilizamos diferentes
expresiones.
Yes, its dangerous. Oh, no! Im sorry
My wife died three years ago.
Im sorry to hear that. It bit me yesterday. to hear that!
Sarah lost her job yesterday.
Oh, no! 2 The neighbours upstairs have a baby and it
My sons neighbour broke his arm last week.
cries all the time. I often hear them arguing.
I feel sorry for him.
3 The family opposite my house always leave
their rubbish on the street.
6 Escucha estas conversaciones y seala (3)
quin expresa inters. 4 The kids next door always have wild parties.
76 Theyre noisy and they play loud music.
Conversation 1 Rod Bill
Conversation 2 Elsie Rod 9 Te acabas de mudar. Contesta al correo que
te enva Joel preguntndote por tus nuevos
Conversation 3 Sally Elsie
vecinos. Utiliza la informacin del recuadro para
Conversation 4 Sally Rod escribir tu respuesta.
7 Ordena las conversaciones. Luego, escucha y
comprueba tus respuestas. Mr Bink: pensioner / owns a noisy dog / coughs all
77 the time / unfriendly / lives upstairs
1 Joel: 5 a.m. I saw them this morning and Aaron and Brittany Shaw: married couple / 1-year-old
they didnt apologise. baby / argue a lot / very sociable / live next door
Joel: The people in the flat upstairs are Jess Watts: single / good manners / always says hello /
really noisy. 1 very quiet / doctor / works a lot / lives downstairs
Keith: Oh, no! Thats so rude!
Keith: Really? Hi!
Keith: What time did it finish? How are you? Did you move last week? I
Joel: Yes, they had a party last night. hope you are happy in your new apartment.
Are your neighbours friendly? Good
2 Darrell: Im sorry to hear that. neighbours are so important... Let me know
all your news.
Darrell: Really? Why do you like him?
Sophie: My neighbour is lovely. 1 All the best,
Sophie: Well, he always cuts my grass. But Joel x
hes not very well at the moment.
Sophie: Because hes always really helpful. Dear Joel,
Darrell: Really? What does he do? Yes, I moved last week. The apartment is
great and I like one of the neighbours, but
3 Andrea: Im not unsociable. I just work Im not sure about the others. They arent as
a lot. nice as her. Let me tell you all about it
Andrea: My neighbours think Im
unsociable. 1 10 Hay un nuevo vecino en tu edificio. Dale
Richard: Really? Im sorry to hear that. informacin sobre los dems vecinos.
Richard: So you dont have much time.
Richard: Well, dont worry. Youre not a bad Are the neighbours I feel sorry for you.
neighbour. Youre not rude or noisy. nice? Tell me about Hes really noisy!
Andrea: No, I suppose not. the man in the He coughs all the
Andrea: No, thats right. apartment upstairs. time.

72 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 7
B Can you understand me?
BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 5 Qu dicen de sus vecinos? Relaciona cada frase
1 Responde a las preguntas. con la persona que la dice.
1 Do any of your family live next door to you? 1 2 3 4
2 How important is it for family to live near you
or in the same city / town?

The Street a Were like family.


2 Responde a la pregunta. b I never really see them.
Sybil is the main character in todays episode. c We often visit each other.
What sort of person do you think Sybil is? d I have a very close relationship with my
1 She is always interested in her neighbours. neighbours.
Shes very nosy. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...
2 She likes her neighbours and often talks to
them. Shes friendly. The Street
3 Shes helpful. 6 Qu piensa Sybil de sus vecinos?
4 Shes a gossip. She loves talking to other
1 2 3 4
people about her neighbours problems.
5 Shes vain. She worries about her image.

Ben & Beth


3 Imagina que tienes nuevos vecinos, como Ben y a Nice but vain.
Beth. Responde a las preguntas.
b Single and never goes out.
1 How did you feel before your new neighbours c Quiet and shy but nice.
moved in? d Always talking about her health and illness.
a anxious b excited c nervous d interested
2 Did you speak to them as soon as they arrived? 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...
3 Are first impressions important?
Ben & Beth
7 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
AFTER YOU WATCH 1 Beth and Bens new neighbours moved in
yesterday.
Documentary 2 At the beginning, Ben doesnt like them very
4 Responde a las preguntas. much.
3 They are both musicians.
4 Ben visited them and sat on their floor.

NOW YOU!
1 Carola and Nicky are neighbours. What other 8 Eres un buen vecino? Haz una lista de tus
relationship do they have? buenos y malos hbitos.
2 What is different about their houses?
3 How do the neighbours in the area help each Good neighbour habits:
other? I always talk to my neighbours.
4 What qualities does Carola think are important Bad neighbour habits:
to be a good neighbour? I sometimes play loud music.

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Neighbours

READING
1 De qu hablas con tus vecinos? Seala los temas que creas apropiados.

a recent divorce your local football team


the weather your health problems
television programme the latest films
Lovely day, Yes, its family religion
isnt it? lovely!
your last holiday money
politics
2 Lee rpidamente el primer prrafo. Cul es la opinin del autor sobre small talk?
78 a Small talk helps you communicate with your neighbours. c Making small talk is always difficult.
b Small talk is a waste of time. d Small talk is boring and repetitive.

The Art of Small Talk


Small talk or the ability to talk about nothing is local team or player. Did you see the football on TV
particularly important when we want to get on with last night? Yes, great match, wasnt it? Its also OK
our neighbours. Small talk helps us to be friendly to talk about local news that affects you and your
to our neighbours, but at the same time to keep neighbours. Did you hear about the train strike?
our distance. We want to keep our lives private, Yes, isnt it terrible? I cant get to work today.
and we dont want to be rude. Small talk is talking Some topics to be careful about are religion and
about unimportant general topics, not personal politics; you dont want to offend your neighbours.
things. But sometimes thats not easy! Some people
are natural small talkers. They find it easy to talk In England people dont normally talk about their
about nothing. Other people find it more difficult. salaries, or personal topics like divorce or their age.
One of the easiest ways to start a conversation is to
So what topics can we discuss with our neighbours? pay someone a compliment on their hair or their
One of the most popular topics of conversation is clothes. What a beautiful coat, Mrs Jones. Oh,
probably the weather. Beautiful day today, isnt thank you. Do you like it? Its new. This is always
it? Yes, it is. Better than yesterday. The news is a good way to make your neighbour feel happy and
also a very common topic. Men, in particular, like cheerful! So, small talk is definitely useful to live in
to talk about sports news, especially if it is about a harmony with our neighbours!

3 Segn el artculo, qu temas son adecuados para una conversacin entre vecinos?
weather religion salaries paying compliments news sport

4 Lee de nuevo el texto y seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.

1 Small talk helps you to communicate better with your neighbours.


2 People think that small talk is easy.
3 The weather is a very common topic of conversation.
4 Men are not really interested in small talk.
5 People dont normally talk about religion or politics because neighbours can have different opinions.
6 Saying something nice usually makes your neighbour feel good.

5 Busca palabras o expresiones en el texto que signifiquen lo mismo que las siguientes.
Paragraph 1: a Have a good relationship. b Not polite.
Paragraph 2: c Talk about. d Be upset.
Paragraph 3: e The money people earn at work. f Say something nice to someone.

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UNIT 7
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha las palabras acentuadas en estas frases. 3 Mr Pipstock is quiet a mouse.
Ten en cuenta que, en ingls, no se acentan 4 Dawns new neighbours are noisy the old
79
todas las palabras de la frase. neighbours.
The house is as pretty as a picture. 5 Dawn was helpful possible.
My daughter is as quiet as a mouse. 6 Dawn is tolerant Milo.
Hes less interesting than his wife.
4 Haz comparaciones con as as o less than y
Theyre less noisy than us.
los adjetivos siguientes. Hay varias posibilidades.
Ahora escucha otra vez y repite. interesting busy noisy hot
2 Escucha y subraya las palabras acentuadas. difficult sociable
80 1 Theyre as old as us. 1 dogs / cats Cats are less noisy than dogs.
2 Hes less stylish than her. Cats are not as noisy as dogs.
3 Their dog isnt as friendly as our dog. 2 gardening / listening to classical music
4 Theyre less sociable than us. 3 the countryside / the town
Escucha de nuevo y repite. 4 collecting stamps / going to parties
5 golf / yoga
6 Indian food / Spanish food
Formas comparativas de los adjetivos:
igualdad e inferioridad 5 Completa las reglas (1-6) de este edificio de
apartamentos con las palabras del recuadro.
Igualdad
Para comparar dos personas o cosas indicando noise loud quiet complain
que son similares en algn aspecto, usamos: neighbours sociable parties
as + adjective + as + noun
Their car was as big as a bus!
My cat is as noisy as your dog! HAPPY HOUSE APARTMENTS
RULES & REGULATIONS
Inferioridad
1 Please respect your at all times so that they
Para comparar dos personas o cosas indicando que can respect you.
una es inferior en algn aspecto a la otra, usamos:
2 Dont make !
- less + adjective + than + noun
3 must end before midnight. Please tell other
The steak was less delicious than the fish.
residents before you invite groups of people
The neighbours at number 3 are less sociable
than the people at number 5. into the building.

- not as / so + adjective + noun 4 Keep your pets ! Some residents ... they are
too noisy.
She isnt as clever as her brother.
My flat wasnt so expensive as their flat. 5 Please be and friendly. Come along to our
weekly residents meetings. Theyre fun!
as / than
6 Please dont play music, and keep down the
As o than pueden ir seguidos de un pronombre volume on your TVs and radios.
objeto (me, her, him, it, us, you, them) o de una
oracin (sujeto + verbo).
My mother is as pretty as me. 6 Aade cuatro reglas ms. Usa estas palabras.
You arent as polite as her. kind polite / rude helpful
My brother is less hardworking than I am.
He is as quiet as we are. good / bad manners

Be kind to your neighbours. People


like to have kind neighbours!

3 Escucha a Milo y a Dawn hablar sobre sus 7 Con tus compaeros, comentad qu reglas son
vecinos y completa las frases con (not) as as buenas y cules no.
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o less than.
1 Dawns neighbours are rude Mr Pipstock. I dont want to go to a residents meeting
2 Milo is friendly he can be. every week. Thats crazy! Im too busy!

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Neighbours

CONSOLIDATION
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 Do you ever complain about your neighbours?
2 Do your neighbours ever complain about you?
3 What do you do about rude or noisy neighbours?

2 Lee el orden del da de la reunin de una junta de vecinos. Qu tres asuntos no estn en el orden del da?

a Christmas party b lift c entrance hall d Wi-Fi e garden f pets g noise

HAPPY HOUSE APARTMENTS


RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING AGENDA
1 Discuss complaints about the Arnold Family.
A) Wild parties three or four times a month
B) Rude and unsociable when talking to other neighbours
C) Noisy pets
D) Children have bad manners
E) Son often plays loud music
F) Parents argue with children all the time
2 Plan for residents Christmas party.
3 Plan for keeping entrance hall clean and tidy.
4 Any other business.

3 Imagina que vives en los apartamentos 4 Eres un vecino de los apartamentos Happy
Happy House. Ordena las quejas a-f en orden House y tu compaero, el representante de
de importancia para ti y escribe un correo la asociacin de vecinos. Por turnos, hablad
electrnico sobre las tres ms importantes. de uno de los vecinos y mostrad empata o
Utiliza este correo como ejemplo. preocupacin por su comportamiento.

Dear Residents Association Committee, The family in number 4 are really unsociable.
They always play loud music, and the son is
I am writing to complain about the people
very rude.
in Apartment 4.
Last week they had a wild party on
Wednesday night. The party started at 8
Oh, no! Im really sorry to
p.m. and finished at 4 a.m.
hear that. Its bad when
I work hard and I need to sleep. Please
some residents are not as
speak to them about this as soon as
polite as others. What can
possible.
I do to help?
Also

76 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 7
5 Escucha a los vecinos y seala los adjetivos que se usan para describir a la familia Arnold.
82
polite shy friendly unsociable unfriendly
horrible dangerous patient sociable noisy
rude lazy unkind

6 Escucha otra vez. Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7).
82 a The Arnold family have a lot of parties.
b The Arnolds daughter hasnt got any friends.
c Fran likes Jolenes music.
d Mr Arnold works in a supermarket.
e Josh is less rude than the rest of his family.
f The Arnold family dont have any pets.

7 Imagina que eres Simon Peterson. Toma notas sobre lo que quieres decirle a la familia Arnold de su
comportamiento y lo que tienen que cambiar.

BEHAVIOUR
1 You make a lot of noise. Other people cant sleep.
2 We have rules about parties and noise. Please respect them.
3
4

CHANGES
1 Please try to be less noisy than you are at the moment.
2 Please be more polite.
3
4

8 En parejas, turnaos para ser Simon Peterson y Mr Arnold. Comentad el comportamiento de la familia
Arnold y lo que tienen que cambiar.

Hello, Mr Arnold, Im
Simon Peterson from the
Residents Association. We
need to talk about your Whats the problem? Were
familys behaviour. always polite and helpful. I know
Jolene and Josh are sometimes
noisy, but they are kids.

Well, some of the residents


think youre very noisy and
less polite than them.

THATS ENGLISH! 77
SELF TEST UNIT 7
1 Completa las frases con estos adjetivos. 4 Completa esta conversacin con las palabras
del recuadro.
rude sociable polite noisy
helpful wild sorry argue feel no
really hear argument noisy
1 Shes as as my own daughter. She always
does jobs for me like shopping and gardening. Jane: I didnt sleep last night. My neighbours
2 Theyre less than us. We like to meet people were really (1) .
but they usually stay at home and watch TV. Sue: Oh, (2) ! Thats terrible.
3 Please excuse my husband, he isnt as as Jane: Yes, they (3) a lot and last night was the
me. He never waits for other people to sit worst ever!
down before he starts eating. Sue: Im (4) to (5) that.
4 Their car is enormous and its as as a racing Jane: I spoke to them this morning and we had
car. It wakes me up every morning. a big (6) .
5 The neighbours upstairs always have ... parties. Sue: (7) ?
6 The husband is less than the wife. She Jane: Actually, I (8) sorry for the parents.
never smiles and she shouted at me last week. Their kids are awful!

2 Relaciona las imgenes con las palabras. 5 Escucha la conversacin y numera los adjetivos
a b c
en el orden en que los oigas.
83
helpful wild bad sociable
noisy polite rude friendly
d e
6 Lee el correo electrnico. Luego, responde a
Annika con la siguiente informacin.
Mr Johnson: Apartment 5 - Pensioner - 2 noisy
1 detached 2 terraced house 3 bungalow dogs - unfriendly - widower
4 flat 5 semi-detached house
The Trapp family: Apartment 4 - 6 children under
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 12 years old - loud music - parents argue a lot
3 Completa con (not) as as o less than y los Mrs Winter: Apartment 7 - single mum - 17-year-old
adjetivos entre parntesis. daughter - quiet and friendly - always polite and
1 My baby brother is a mouse. (quiet) helpful
2 He is he looks. In fact, hes younger than
me. (old) Hi Jim,
3 It is yesterday. (cold) Its much hotter today. As you know, I want to find a new apartment.
4 My new boss is usually very rude. Today he is Well I just heard that theres a free apartment in
even usual. (polite) your block. Its number 6. Is it a nice place? Tell
5 Theyre than us. They dont know any of the me about the neighbours. Good neighbours are
really important to me.
neighbours. We know everyone! (sociable)
Please, email soon and let me know because
6 This food is the food you cooked for us last
I havent got a place to live at the moment.
Sunday. (delicious)
Annika.
Learning tip
Cuando respondes a preguntas de verdadero o falso, no necesitas saber todas las palabras de un texto.
Primero, lee las frases y subraya las palabras clave. Luego, lee el texto rpidamente para hacerte una
idea general. Despus, lee otra vez las frases e intenta encontrar la parte del texto con la informacin
relevante. Por ltimo, decide si la frase es verdadera o falsa.

More practice: Vocabulary: Personal details, Personality, Behaviour (page 18)


Grammar: Adjectives: comparative and superlative forms, (Not) asas / lessthan, Too / Not
enough (page 58)
78 THATS ENGLISH!
8
UNIT Plans and resolutions
Escribir una lista de propsitos de

OBJETIVOS
Ao Nuevo
Hablar de planes de futuro
Quedar con alguien

A What are your NewYears resolutions?


BEFORE YOU WATCH AFTER YOU WATCH
1 Responde a las preguntas. 3 Cules son los planes de estas personas para
1 Are there any things in your life you want to Nochevieja?
change? Tom Wendy Ian Jenny Hannah Guy
watch a
DVD
go to the
pub
visit
Trafalgar
arguing with other using public transport Square

people all the time to go to work go on a


date
go to
bed
early
do some
work

4 Qu propsitos quieren realizar el prximo


ao?
smoking cigarettes being late for
meetings learn Spanish start a new hobby
do some exercise go on holiday
2 Do you make resolutions on New Years Eve lose some weight get married
or at different times of the year? stop biting nails stop wasting money
get a new job buy a pet

WHILE YOU WATCH Tom Wendy Ian Jenny Hannah Guy


resolution
2 Responde a las preguntas.

1 What is Guy doing NOW YOU!


later?
5 Qu propsitos de Ao Nuevo hicieron tus
2 What is Guys New amigos y tu familia el ao pasado? Cules
Years resolution? cumplieron? Explica por qu.

successful /
name resolution reason
unsuccessful
my go to the unsuccessful didnt
sister gym have time

THATS ENGLISH! 79
Plans and resolutions

READING
1 Responde a la pregunta.
Do you or anyone in your family play the lottery? Do you ever win?

2 Lee este artculo sobre personas a las que les ha tocado la lotera. Elige el mejor ttulo para cada apartado.
84 a Everythings going to change! b Were happy as we are.

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two of our most recent winners. Join them at LuckyWinners.com!
1 [...] Raymond and Martha Shelley are a retired couple living in Derby. Last week they won 2 million
euros.
Martha told us On Friday were taking our family to London for the weekend. Were going out for
dinner and then on Saturday were all seeing The Lion King. On Sunday, were taking a ride on the
London Eye and touring the city in a limo!.
Apart from that, were not making any plans. Were both retired and we dont want to change the way
we live. We own our house, we like our neighbours and weve got a nice car, added Raymond.
Now our family can stop worrying about money. Our son, Alan, wants to give up his job and hes going
to start a new business with his wife, Paula. Thank you, LuckyWinners.com!
2 [...] Joanna and David Cornish got married last year. They live in a rented house in South London.
They want to start a family. I cant believe it!, said Joanna. Were planning to leave work and travel
the world. Were going to book the trip tomorrow. 4.5 million euros is a lot of money. My husband is
going out on Saturday to buy a sports car! Were going to move to a bigger flat or maybe even a house.
Were also changing our looks. Dave is growing a beard, and Im getting a new haircut! In the next
few days, Im going to throw away all our old clothes and buy new ones. Were having a party next
weekend for all our friends and family. Its fantastic! Thank you, LuckyWinners.com Lottery!

3 Lee el texto de nuevo y responde a las preguntas.


1 Which couple are sharing most of their money? 4 What are Alan and Paula planning to do?
2 Who is buying a new car? 5 How are Joanna and David changing their look?
3 What are Martha and Raymond doing at the 6 Who is coming to Joanna and Davids party?
weekend?

4 Completa los mensajes de la pgina web LuckyWinners.com con las palabras del recuadro.

throw away give up start book buy save

Message board
John in Newcastle writes:
Congratulations, Joanna and David. (1) a trip around the world and enjoy yourselves. But dont (2) those
old clothes. Take them to a charity shop. Some of us are not lottery winners!
Well done, Martha and Raymond. What a great story! You understand that money cant (3) you happiness.
You already have it. Good for you!
Rosie B says:
Joanna and David, if you want to (4) a family, (5) some money for your children. Youre going to need it!
Annabels mum writes:
Great job, Martha and Raymond! What great parents! Lucky David. He can (6) his job! But dont forget to
spend some money on you and enjoy it a little!

80 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 8
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha estas tres palabras y fjate en la 4 Observa la agenda de Pilar y escribe frases con
diferente pronunciacin de las vocales. los siguientes verbos.
85
// cat // cut // cart fly go go swimming have coffee
meet play (not) do
86 Ahora escucha y repite las palabras.
Sunday Evan
car plan family but bad love father 8 p.m. Ginos Italian restaurant
study relax party Monday 11 a.m. Dan
Tuesday 7 a.m. Ginny
2 Escucha de nuevo y coloca las palabras en la
columna correcta. Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
86 with Simon
Thursday free
/ / // //
Friday 8 p.m. Simon

cat love father Saturday 11:30 Rome

On Sunday at 8 oclock, Pilar is meeting Evan at


Ginos Italian restaurant. On Monday at 11 oclock
Present continuous para expresar futuro 5 Escucha al secretario de Ricardo recordndole
Se usa para hablar de actividades futuras su agenda para la semana.
organizadas y programadas de antemano. 87

- What is he doing tonight? Monday 9 a.m. - (1) Madrid


- Hes watching TV and going to bed early. Monday (2) ... p.m. - lunch with Ben James
- Where are you going this afternoon? Tuesday 7 a.m. - (3) with Charlie Farmer /
- Im visiting the dentist. (4) p.m. talk to Business TV
- Whats happening this weekend? Wednesday 3 p.m. (5) - with Simon.
- Were all having dinner at Daves house. Thursday (6) - (7) with Theresa
- Are you coming to the cinema on Friday? Friday evening - (8) train to (9)
- No, Im not. / Yes, I am.

6 Escucha de nuevo y responde a las preguntas.


3 Completa los dilogos con present continuous. 87
1 Why is Ricardo calling Madrid?
1 A: Why are you wearing that black suit? a Hes discussing a new contract.
B: I (1) ... (go) to an important job interview b Hes buying a house.
later. c Hes organising a meeting.
2 A: Those are lovely flowers. 2 Why is Ben James meeting Ricardo for lunch?
B: Yes. My mums in hospital. We (2) ... (visit) a Hes offering Ricardo a new job.
her this evening. b Hes showing Ricardo some new software.
3 A: I didnt know you rode a bike! c Hes Ricardos friend.
B: Oh yes. I (3) ... (compete) in a bike race on 3 What is Charlie Farmer doing next week?
Saturday. a Hes playing in a golf tournament.
4 A: What time (4) ... (we / meet) on Friday b Hes running a marathon.
evening? c Hes going on holiday.
B: We (5)... (catch) the 8 p.m. train and we (6) 4 What is Simon Lock organising?
... (have) drinks with Steve at 8:30. a A meeting with some Chinese businessmen.
5 A: How (7) ... (you / spend) next New Years b A TV interview.
Eve? c A trip to Paris.
B: I (8) ... (stay) at home and I (9) ... (watch) TV. 5 What is Business TV interviewing Ricardo
6 A: Why are they nervous? about?
B: He (10) ... (take) his driving test later and a A business trip to Paris.
she (11) ... (sit) an English exam tomorrow. b His new computer software.
c A business plan for Brazil.

THATS ENGLISH! 81
Plans and resolutions
7 Observa las imgenes y completa el dilogo
entre Beatrice y su amiga Manuela con los Present simple y present continuous: usos
siguientes verbos. Recuerda que usamos present simple para hablar
have dinner go to the pub buy a car de hbitos y rutinas. Compara estos ejemplos:
play tennis go to the gym I meet Jane every Friday after work.
Im meeting Jane this Friday after work.

Recuerda que usamos present continuous para


hablar de lo que est ocurriendo en el momento
de hablar. Compara estos ejemplos:
Peter is studying now. He cant go out.
Peter is meeting Julie at the library this evening.
They have to study for Fridays exam.

Present continuous se usa tambin para hablar


de lo que ocurre temporalmente. Compara estos
ejemplos:
Im working on the companys project until
Friday.
lm flying to London to talk about the project
next week.

10 Completa el dilogo con present continuous o


present simple.
Annie: Hi, Marcus! Why (1) (you / walk) so
fast?
M: Hi, Beatrice! What are you doing this Marcus: Oh, hi, Annie. Sorry. I (2) (be) late.
weekend? I (3) (meet) Jess in town in half an
B: Well, I (1) ... on Saturday morning and in the hour.
afternoon Luke and I (2) ... ! Annie: Look, I (4) (drive) to town now. (5)
M: Would you like to come out for a drink (you / want) a lift?
tomorrow night? Marcus: Oh, yes, please. Why (6) (you / go)
B: Sorry. Its our wedding anniversary. Were (3) ... into town now?
M: How about Sunday? Annie: I (7) (pick up) my brother at 5:15 p.m.
B: Well, in the morning (4) ... and then we (5) ... He always (8) (finish) work at 5, and
We can meet there. then we usually (9) (visit) my mum.
M: Fine. Sounds great! She (10) (be / not) very well. She (11)
(spend) a few days in hospital.
8 En parejas, planificad una escapada de fin de Marcus: Im sorry to hear that. What (12) (you
semana. Decidid lo siguiente: / do) later?
Where are you going and when are you leaving? Annie: Pete and I (13) (go) to Terrys birthday
Whos travelling with you? party.
How are you travelling? Marcus: Great. I (14) (go) too! That new band
What are you doing each day? (15) (play).
Where are you eating? Annie: Wow! What time does it start?
Marcus: 10 p.m. We (16) (have) drinks at
9 Escribe un correo electrnico a tu amigo
recordndole lo acordado para la escapada de 9 p.m. in the pub.
fin de semana. Annie: Great! I cant wait!

Hi Paula,
Im emailing to remind you about the
arrangements for this weekend. Dont forget
were meeting

82 THATS ENGLISH!
8 UNIT

B What are you doing this weekend?


BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 4 Quin quiere dejar de fumar?

1 Responde a las preguntas. 1 2 3


1 How do you usually celebrate New Years Eve?
2 Is there a traditional way of celebrating in your
town, city or country?

Ben & Beth The Street


2 Responde a las preguntas. 5 Qu propsitos se ha planteado Bob para Ao
Nuevo?
1 Relaciona las imgenes con las palabras que
correspondan. No more video games Dont watch TV
Keep bedroom tidy Spend less time in bed
wall calendar mobile phone calendar Dont argue with parents Get up early
social networking site diary Get a haircut Stop eating sweets
Microsoft office planner Get a new girlfriend Stop smoking

1 2 3 Ben & Beth


6 Qu motivos no menciona Ben para no visitar
a los padres de Beth?
1 Going to the gym / a judo class
2 Working late
4 5 3 Going to the cinema
4 Meeting friends for a drink
5 Going on holiday
6 Celebrating a wedding anniversary

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... NOW YOU!


2 Dnde sueles anotar tus citas? 7 Te parece difcil hacer planes? Piensa en por
qu no puedes realizar estos planes que te
proponen.
AFTER YOU WATCH
You have to wash the car on Saturday afternoon.
Documentary
3 Elige las respuestas correctas. I cant because Im visiting a friend.
1 What happens in the centre of Edinburgh on
We should visit the new shoe shop in town this
New Years Eve?
evening.
a People go skating.
How about watching the football on TV this
b There is a public street party.
Sunday morning?
c People visit strangers houses.
Why dont we all go out for a nice long walk
2 Why do people go first footing?
later?
a To bring good luck to the house.
b To deliver messages.
c To make friends.

THATS ENGLISH! 83
Plans and resolutions

READING
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 Are you making any New Years resolutions this year? Are they on the Top Ten list below?
2 Put the resolutions on the Top Ten list in the order you think are the most important for you.
3 Do you want to add any resolutions to the list?

2 Lee el artculo sobre las personas que trabajan en una revista de moda. Qu propsitos hacen cada uno
de ellos?
88

TOP TEN
CHOICES
S
RESOLUTION In with the new, out with the old
oney
Spend less m
e with family Its nearly New Years Eve and right now, all over the country,
Spend more tim people are making resolutions. They want to give up smoking.
and friends
They want to stop biting their fingernails. They are planning to do
s and exercise
Do more fitnes more exercise.
Lose weight
Stop smoking The problem with so many New Years resolutions is that we make
e them, but a few days later we forget all about them. The best
Enjoy life mor
Stop dr in ki ng advice we can give is to choose resolutions that are important to
ng new you, and not impossible to keep!
Learn somethi
Help others So, to inspire you, here are some resolutions the people in the
Get organised Choices office are making this year.
Suzanne Barnes, our fashion editor: Im going to save money. I
spend too much on clothes and eating out. Im going to stay at
home more and only buy clothes when I need them! Then maybe one day I can buy my own house.
Meanwhile, John Botten, our production manager, says he is going to do more housework. My wife usually
does most of housework, but now we have a new baby. Im going to do all the hoovering and cleaning, and
at the weekends Im going to do the washing and the ironing.
Our art editor, Rachel Short, is going to get fit. Im going to join a health club, and Im going to walk to work.
Finally, Simon Harper, designer, says, Im going to learn a new language, and spend less time watching
TV. Im going to do more exercise and give up fast food.
Well, good luck with your New Years resolutions!

3 Lee el artculo y responde a las preguntas. 4 Relaciona las palabras (a-i) con los verbos (1-9).
En algunos casos hay ms de una posibilidad.
1 According to the author of the article, do
Comprueba con el texto.
people usually keep their resolutions?
2 What two pieces of advice does the magazine a money b advice c the housework
give on choosing resolutions? d weight e time f a language
3 What does Suzanne spend a lot of money on? g a baby h a resolution i exercise
4 Why does Suzanne want to save money? 1 have 4 learn 7 waste
5 Why is John going to do more housework? 2 spend 5 give 8 do
6 What is he going to do at the weekends? 3 do 6 make 9 lose
7 What is Simon going to stop eating?
a ... b ... c ... d ... e ... f ... g ... h ... i ...

84 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 8
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Si una palabra termina en /w/ y la siguiente Z: Yes, but I need to get fitter. (3) ... (I / do) more
comienza por vocal, se unen. Escucha y repite. exercise.
89
J: (4) ... (you / join) a gym? Good luck! Well, (5) ...
/s/ no linking /w/ linking /w/
(I / not / stop) drinking alcohol, but Dale and I
how how did how are (6) ... (give up) smoking.
few a few days a few hours Z: What (7) ... (you / do) tomorrow?
now now stop now eat J: (8) ... (I / meet) Holly for coffee at 11 a.m. and
know know the time know a caf (9) ... (we / walk) over to Henrys flat about 1
p.m. for lunch.
2 Seala los casos en los que se da esta unin.
Luego, escucha y repite.
90 stop / give up
1 We flew over to Paris last weekend.
stop / give up + verb ing se usa para hablar de
2 Now is the time to decide. hbitos que se quieren dejar de hacer.
3 I want a few ideas. Next year Im going to stop biting my nails.
4 How easy is it to stop smoking? Theyre going to give up smoking in the NewYear.
5 Do you know the way to the library? Are you going to stop wasting money?
Shes not going to give up drinking alcohol.
6 Blow on your cup of tea; its hot.

5 Completa los propsitos que tienen estas personas


be going to + verb
para Ao Nuevo. Luego, escucha y comprueba.
Usos 91
1 2 3
Para hablar de planes futuros e intenciones.
Im going to improve my English.
Formas
Afirmativa: am / is / are + going to + verb
She is going to lose weight.
4 5 6
Negativa: am not / isnt / arent + going to + verb
They are not going to play tennis this weekend.
Interrogativa: Am / Is / Are + sbj + going to + verb ?
Are you going to join the gym?

Fjate en la diferencia entre present continuous 1 Gill: Im going to stop when Im nervous.
y be going to.
2 Ryan: This year Im going to give up . I
Next year, Im going to Italy on holidays. Im
have to do it because its good for my health.
going to travel by plane. (Una intencin o plan)
I always have a cough and I cant run without
Im flying to Rome this evening. (Ya est todo
acordado. Ya tienes los billetes de avin.) getting out of breath.
3 Maurice: I love hamburgers, but Im putting on
3 Construye las frases. weight. This year Im going to stop ... .
1 We arent very healthy. (we / start / a diet) 4 Jimmy: My friends always tell me Im very
We are going to start a diet. unsociable. They say I have to stop ... .
2 Theyre not hungry. (they / not eat / lunch) 5 Gemma: Im going to give up because I
3 Youre bored at work. (you / change / your job?) waste so much on clothes.
4 Im 65 next year. (I / travel / around the world) 6 Tess: I dont feel good. Im always ill. Im going
5 Shes lonely. (she / look for / a boyfriend?) to give up .
6 Hes tired. (he / not stay up / late)
6 En grupos, hablad de vuestros propsitos de
4 Completa con present continuous o be going to. Ao Nuevo. Sealad al menos tres hbitos que
Z: Happy New Year, Jackie! queris cambiar.
J: The same to you, Zach. Do you want a drink?
What are your NewYears resolutions going to be?
Z: Yes, please. But after tonight, (1) ... (I / give
up) drinking alcohol.
Im going to stop wasting so much time at work.
J: (2) ... (that / be) difficult!

THATS ENGLISH! 85
Plans and resolutions

CONSOLIDATION
1 Lee los comentarios de esta pgina web y contesta a las preguntas.
1 Who loves bacon sandwiches? 3 Who is having dinner with Ricky and Olive?
2 Who is going to the Bootleg Bar at 9.45 p.m.? 4 Who is a vegetarian?

Faceweb

Anna Cipolini
Hey you guys! What are you doing on New Years Eve? Im meeting Seb and Rowena
for a drink around 8 p.m. in the Swan pub and then were going to Trafalgar Square for
midnight. Whos going to join us?
Desmond Weston
Hey, Anna. Great idea. Im having dinner with Ricky and Olive but then were coming
down to Trafalgar Square at about 9 p.m. Were having cocktails with Xavier and Maria in
the Bootleg Bar.
Ricky Whyte
Whos coming to the pub on New Years Eve? Im only going to drink Coke. Im going to
give up drinking alcohol for January and February. Thats my New Years resolution. The
Bootlegs a great bar. Im going to be there at about 9:30 p.m.
Xavier Villa
Youre never going to do it, Ricky. Are you going to stop smoking too? I dont think so! Im
coming to the Bootleg Bar at about 9:45 p.m.

Olive Thoms
What are we having for dinner? Remember, I dont eat meat. Come on you guys, how
about a New Years resolution for me? Whos going to give up eating meat for a year?

Maria Marquez
Oh, dear. Im going to give up eating chocolate and Im going to stop using my mobile
phone all the time but I love bacon sandwiches! Im coming on New Years Eve.

Seb & Rowena Wilks


Dont worry Olive, were going to give up eating meat and fish. Were only going to eat
vegetables. And were stopping eating fast foods so no butter! New Years Eve sounds
great.
Anna Cipolini
OK, so I think were all meeting at the Bootleg Bar between 9 and 10 p.m. on New Years
Eve and then were going to walk to Trafalgar Square. Great!

2 Lee los comentarios de nuevo y seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7).
1 Anna is meeting all her friends in the Swan pub on New Years Eve.
2 Xavier and Maria are having dinner with Desmond on New Years Eve.
3 Ricky is going to give up drinking alcohol for 2 months.
4 Xavier doesnt believe Ricky is going to give up drinking alcohol or stop smoking.
5 Maria uses her mobile phone a lot.
6 Seb and Rowena are only going to eat vegetables after New Years Eve.

86 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 8
3 Escribe cuatro propsitos de Ao Nuevo y 7 Lee este correo electrnico y respndelo.
justifica su eleccin.

From: Ron Coates


Resolution: Im going to stop using bad language
Hi there! What are you doing for New Years
at home.
Eve this year? The reason I ask is that were
Reason: I have got young children and I dont having a party. Its starting at about 8 p.m.
want them to learn bad habits. and were going to finish at about 1 p.m. (We
dont want to upset the neighbours.) Let me
know if you can come!

4 Escucha los mensajes telefnicos de una Ron


agencia de viajes sobre algunos preparativos y
92
elige la informacin correcta.
Send

Message 1 Dear Ron,


Depart: Manchester / London
By: plane / train
At: 4 p.m. / 6 p.m.

Message 2
Arrive: Brussels / Paris
Travel to: Brussels / Paris 8 En parejas, imaginad que estis en una fiesta de
Nochevieja. Comentad vuestros planes para el
prximo ao.

Message 3 What are you doing next year?


Stay: Welcome Hotel / Continental Hotel Are you making any New
Years resolutions?
Move to: United Hotel / Continental Hotel
Fly back: Sunday / Monday
At: 2:30 p.m. / 2 p.m. Yes, Im going to stop
eating chocolate and Im
going to eat more fruit
and vegetables. What
5 Escucha a Natalie, Chris y Andy haciendo planes about you?
para una fiesta. Responde a las preguntas.
93
1 Where is Blake going next week?
2 Who is he taking with him?
3 When is Chris cooking dinner?
Im visiting my parents next
4 When are Jean and Mick organising their work week. They live in Scotland. And
party? Im giving up driving to work.
5 What is Chris going to do at his Mums house? Im going to walk or take the
bus.

6 Vas a preparar una fiesta de Nochevieja con tus Thats a great idea. Im
amigos. Decidid lo siguiente: going to do more exercise
1 Where is the party going to be? next year as well.
2 Who are you going to invite?
3 What are you going to eat and drink?
4 What time is the party going to start and
finish?
5 Is your party going to have a theme?

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SELF TEST UNIT 8
1 Identifica las imgenes con las expresiones del 4 Completa el dilogo con present simple o
recuadro. present continuous.
A: Hello. What (1) (you / do) this afternoon?
1 lose weight 2 waste time
B: I (2) (go) to the dentist.
3 bite your fingernails 4 start a hobby
A: I see. What about this evening? (3) (you /
5 learn a language 6 get fit 7 buy a pet
go) to the cinema?
a b c B: No, Helen and I (4) (have) dinner with John
and Ellen. What film (5) ... (you / watch)?
A: I (6) (not / know). It (7) (be) in French.
B: Sorry, but my appointment (8) (be) at 4
p.m. Goodbye.
d e 5 Lee el correo electrnico y elige las opciones
correctas.

Hello there!
Im writing to tell you about my plans for the next
few days and for next year. (1) I work / m working
f g tomorrow and Thursday but (2) Im taking / I take the
day off on Friday. I (3)m meeting / meet Josie on
Friday afternoon and we (4) re flying / fly to Barcelona
for the weekend. Were staying near the Ramblas.
Next year Im going to (5) make / making a few
changes to my life. I (6) give up / m going to give
a ... b ... c ... d ... e ... f ... g ... up smoking on New Years Day. Im also going to
stop (7) bite / biting my nails. Let me know what you
2 Escribe los propsitos de Ao Nuevo de las (8) do / re doing next week because I (9)m going
personas de la actividad 1. to visit/ visit my mum on Wednesday and she lives
very near your house.
a Peter and Pat ... e Noemi ...
Ernesto
b Mary ... f Tom ...
c Robert ... g Jack ... 6 Vas a ir de vacaciones a Edimburgo. Mira el
d Sheila ... itinerario y escribe un correo electrnico a
Ernesto sobre lo que vas a hacer all.
3 Completa con la forma de present continuous o
be going to de los verbos entre parntesis. Transport: Train leaves Friday London Kings Cross
1 Cigarettes are bad for my health. I (stop) 10 a.m., arrives Edinburgh 1:30 p.m. Returns Monday.
smoking. 8 a.m. from Edinburgh, arrives London Kings Cross
2 I cant meet you this morning. I (go) to the 11:20 a.m.
dentist. Accommodation: Stay in Hotel Caledonia 2 nights.
3 (you / go) to the party tonight? Activities: Visit Edinburgh Zoo Saturday afternoon.
Play golf at Gleneagles Sunday.
4 He can only speak English. Next year he
(learn) another language.
5 I know she bites her nails but she (not / give up). Hi Ernesto,
Im writing to tell you about my plans for my next
6 I never do any work. Next year I (stop)
holiday in Edinburgh. Im leaving on Friday at 10 a.m. ...
wasting time on my computer.

Learning tip
Todo el mundo necesita amigos, y ellos pueden ayudarte tambin con tu ingls. Practica ingls con ellos
siempre que puedas. Considralo un nuevo propsito a partir de ahora!

More practice: Vocabulary: Bad habits, Plans and resolutions (page 20)
Grammar: Be going to, Present continuous for future arrangements, Verb patterns: verbs + -ing / to +
infinitive (page 60)

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Lifetime
UNIT achievements

OBJETIVOS
Hablar sobre experiencias y logros
Comprender textos biogrficos

A I've done it my way


BEFORE YOU WATCH 4 Elige la respuesta correcta.

1 Responde a estas preguntas. 1 Sharon drinks .


a red wine b champagne c beer
1 What are the five most important events in
2 Who has never used a cooker?
your life?
a Roland b Charles c Erin
3 Last years reunion was at .
a Rolands house
b Sharons house
c Charles house
a graduation a new job 4 Erin has started a business selling .
a cardboard boxes
2 Why are / were those events important?
b things for mums and babies
3 Do those important events include other
c things for teenagers
people?
5 Sharons first husband was .
a her best friend
WHILE YOU WATCH b her boss
Responde a estas preguntas. c her neighbour
2
6 Sharon's first two husbands .
a died b left her c got married again
7 The four friends have known each other for .
a twenty years
b twenty-five years
c twenty-four years

1 Where does Erin 2 How many times


go on holiday? has Sharon been NOW YOU!
married?
5 Vas a encontrarte con antiguos compaeros del
AFTER YOU WATCH colegio. Responde a las preguntas.
3 Relaciona los personajes con sus experiencias. 1 Which three people do you want to meet?
Why?
1 Roland Race ... 3 Charles Burt ...
2 Erin Nichols ... 4 Sharon Peters ... I want to meet Sonia. She was
my best friend in 4th grade. I
a earned 5 million
also want to meet ...
b got divorced
c bought a Greek island
2 Which three people dont you want to meet?
d got married
Why?
e started a new business
3 What do you want to talk about?
f visited Berlin
4 What dont you want to talk about?
g bought a house by the beach

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READING
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
Have you ever ... 1 climbed a mountain? 2 run a marathon? 3 won a medal? 4 written a book?
2 Lee el texto y completa las frases con los nombres correspondientes.
94 a has worked as a chef in the army. c has been to the top of Mount Everest.
b has worked with Mother Teresa. d has made a CD for charity.

Have You Ever ...? The Home of Amazing Facts!


Some people have done amazing things in their lives. Do you know these
famous people and what they have achieved in their careers? Here you can
learn about some things they are not so famous for.
1 We love this mans food, of course, but he hasnt always been a chef. Hes had
a job as a dishwasher, for example. More recently, hes taught at Harvard
F. Adri
University in the USA and hes written many books. Hes also been a cook in
the Spanish army.
2 Ranulph Fiennes, one of the worlds greatest adventurers, has also been in
the army. He worked in the British army for eight years. As an adventurer,
hes walked across the Antarctica, hes run seven marathons in seven days
on seven continents, and hes been to the top of Mount Everest. Hes written R. Fiennes
many books about his expeditions.
3 Oscar Pistorius has never competed in the Olympics, but he has run in the
Paralympics and he has won many gold medals in his career. What you
probably dont know is that he has also played rugby, water polo, tennis and
hes taken part in wrestling matches. Its also surprising that he has made a
CD with two songs about him on it, called Olympic Dream and Run Boy Run. O. Pistorius
He made it for charity.
4 Youve probably seen Penlope Cruz in many great films, but did you know
that she has done a lot of work for charity? One amazing thing she has
done is to work for Mother Teresa in India. Another interesting thing about
Penlope is that she has appeared in a music video. It was for the pop group
Mecano! P. Cruz

3 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
1 Ranulph Fiennes has walked across the Arctic. 3 Oscar Pistorius has never played water polo.
2 Ferran Adri has always been a chef. 4 P. Cruz has worked with a Spanish pop group.

4 Responde a estas preguntas.


1 What different jobs has Ferran Adri had?
2 Write two amazing things Ranulph Fiennes has done.
3 What do Penlope Cruz and Oscar Pistorius have in common?

5 Busca los sinnimos de estas palabras en el texto.


1 profession ... 2 got with effort ... 3 incredible ... 4 organisation that helps people...

6 Relaciona los verbos del recuadro con las expresiones (1-8). Diferentes combinaciones son posibles.
Despus, comprueba las que se utilizan en el texto.

a run b make c appear in d take part in e win f compete g do

1 a music video ... 3 a CD ... 5 a wrestling match ... 7 work for charity ...
2 a medal ... 4 a marathon ... 6 a film ... 8 the Olympics ...

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LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha las palabras y presta atencin a los 3 Completa con el participio de los verbos del
sonidos en rojo. recuadro.
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worried when twice sweatshirt win compete do have be (x2)
/w/
waste white always once wonderful
live write work meet
get degree angry grammar leg
/g/ 1 Stella speaks five languages. Shes in many
cigarette luggage handbag guest
different countries.
2 Lee estas frases en voz alta. Despus, escucha y 2 Have you ever a member of the Royal
comprueba tu pronunciacin. family?
96
1 Hes never worried about studying grammar. 3 I havent anything exciting in my life. Its
2 Where did you get your degree? time for a change!
3 Theyve got a divorce. Shes very angry. 4 Donna has married four times!
4 Ive lost my luggage and my handbag. 5 Have you ever on a farm? Its good fun.
6 Im not a very lucky person. Ive never a
Present perfect simple prize for anything.
sujeto + have / has + participio 7 Jorge has never abroad.
Participio de los verbos: 8 Dave is not a very good driver. Hes four
Forma

regulares: infinitivo + -ed


irregulares: distintas formas. accidents with his car.
be been see seen meet met 9 Oscar Pistorius hasnt in the Olympics.
read read win won write - written 10 Ranulph Fiennes has over 19 books.
sujeto + have(ve) / has(s) + participio
Afirmativa

4 Completa las respuestas con la forma correcta


Sues (has) seen Star wars ten times.
de los verbos en present perfect.
Theyve (have) worked in many countries.

sujeto + havent / hasnt + participio be fly live spend be married meet


Negativa

Joshua hasnt read Brave New World.


My parents havent travelled by boat. 1 A: Do you know Jans husband?
have / has + sujeto + participio? B: No, I dont. I (1) him.
Interrogativa

Have you met a famous film star? No, I 2 A: Do you speak Spanish?
havent. B: Yes, of course. I (2) in Argentina and Chile.
Has John been to India? Yes, he has. 3 A: Have you seen the Statue of Liberty?
B: No, I (3) never (4) to New York.
Se usa para hablar de experiencias que hemos
tenido o de cosas que hemos hecho. 4 A: Is she Petes first wife?
Uso

I have lived in many different countries B: No, he (5) twice before.


We havent travelled abroad. 5 A: Are you afraid of flying?
Se usa ever cuando preguntamos por B: No, I (6) lots of times.
experiencias. 6 A: Do you know Italy very well?
Have they ever flown on an aeroplane? B: Yes, I (7) a lot of holidays there.
Time Expressions

No, they havent.


Have you ever played in a band? Yes, I have.
5 Escucha a Martin Royle hablando sobre su vida
Se usa never para hablar de cosas que no
hemos hecho. En ese caso no se usa not con
y responde a estas preguntas.
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el verbo. 1 Has Martin ever been married?
Weve never seen an elephant. 2 Has he got any children?
Shes never eaten sushi.
3 Has he been to university?
Cuando go tiene el significado visit, el 4 What vehicle has he driven?
participio es been, no gone.
5 How many books has he written?
Nota

Hes (has) been to Paris. (= He has visited Paris.)


Hes (has) gone to the haidressers. (= He isnt 6 How many books has he sold?
at home. He has gone out)

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Lifetime achievements
6 Prepara estas preguntas para hacerle a un 10 Lee el perfil de Michelle Obama. Prepara
compaero. preguntas sobre ella utilizando la informacin
1 (You / ever / go) to India? de los recuadros.
2 (You / ever / eat) hot curry?
3 (You / ever / make) friends on a social networking MICHELLE OBAMA
site?
Born:
4 (You / ever / fall) in love at first sight?
17th January 1964, Chicago,
5 (You / ever / swim) with dolphins?
USA.
6 (You / ever / make) your dreams come true?
Education:
7 Ahora practica la conversacin con tu
compaero. Princeton University
Harvard Law School
Have you ever been to India? Yes, I have.
Family:
Lee el perfil de Mel en My HeadSpace. Quiere Husband: Barack
8
saber si podis ser amigos. Crea tu propio perfil Children: Malia and Sasha
y sbelo a su pgina. Employment:
My HeadSpace Sidley Austin (law firm)
University of Chicago
Do You Want To Be
My Friend Quiz Page Home:
Washington, Chicago and Princeton, New
Hi there! My names Mel
Jersey
Eriksen. Im from Ireland but I
moved to London last month Other information:
and I havent found any friends! One of my 2009: Appeared in Vogue magazine.
favourite things is travelling and Ive been to 2009: Met Queen Elizabeth II.
a lot of different places all around the world. 2010: Visited Spain on holiday with her
So, why dont you complete my Do You Want daughter Sasha. Met King Juan Carlos in
To Be My Friend Quiz? Majorca.

My HeadSpace
Go / university
have
Hi! My name is How many children /
pear in
Which magazine / ap
9 Escucha a Mark pidiendo informacin sobre Work / university
Messi a su amiga Claire y completa el perfil del
98 Study / law
futbolista.
Meet / the King of Sp
ain
Lionel Messi Which towns / live in
Titles Visit / Spain
La Liga: (1) times.
Champions League: (2) times
La Liga Player of the Year: 2009 / 11 Ahora practica la conversacin con un
2010 / (3) compaero.
Money
In 2010: Messi earned more than (4) million. Has Michelle Obama been to university?
Football teams
Hes played for (5) football teams.
Personal life Yes, she has. Now, my turn.
Born 24th June 1987. Single. Born in (6) . Has she studied at law school?
Moved to (7) in 2000. Started a Facebook
page in April 2010 (December 2010: 28 million
followers)

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B Did your dreams come true?
BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 4 Qu es lo ms emocionante que han hecho en
su vida?
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 What is your dream job? Why? 1 2 3
2 Are you interested in doing new and different
things?
a Cooking new recipes 4 5
b Visiting new holiday destinations
c Making new friends
d Listening to new music
e Other
a dived with sharks (...)
The Street b graduated from university (...)
2 Responde a las preguntas. c travelled to Japan (...)
d had a flying lesson in a small plane (...)
1 Have you or a person you know ever won a
e climbed a mountain (...)
sports competition?
2 What kind of competition?
The Street
5 Elige las opciones correctas sobre Henry.
1 Hes a weightlifter / footballer.
2 He swims / runs every day.
judo a foot race 3 Hes won a lot of medals / competitions.
4 Hes going to the newsagents / gym.

Ben & Beth


6 Seala qu cosas le aburren a Ben.
weightlifting cycling
a cooking (...)
3 What prize did you get? b watching TV (...)
c sitting at home (...)
d his job (...)
e listening to music (...)
f reading the newspaper (...)
a trophy a medal

AFTER YOU WATCH


NOW YOU!
Documentary 7 Piensa en las cosas ms emocionantes,
3 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas interesantes o peligrosas que te han sucedido.
(3) o falsas (7).
Ive seen Jude Law in a restaurant. That
1 Sherelle started playing was the most exciting experience Ive had!
football when she was
five years old.
The most boring thing Ive done well,
2 She studied music at Ive travelled by car from Madrid to the
university. French Alps. That was really boring.
3 Sherelle is a professional footballer.
4 Her ambition is to start her own business.
5 She has started a choir at her football club.
6 Sherelles greatest passion is football.

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Lifetime achievements

READING
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 When did you start your working life? 3 Have you ever won a prize or an award at work?
2 Do you enjoy your job?
2 Lee los perfiles de estas personas y relaciona la informacin (a-f) con las categoras (1-6).
99 JOCELYN BELL BURNELL KATHRYN BIGELOW
She is a famous scientist. Here She is a famous film director
is some information about her. and screenwriter. Here is some
information about her.
1 Childhood
2 Education 4 Childhood and education
3 Career and awards 5 Personal life
6 Films and awards

a She has worked and studied at many famous universities. She studied Astrophysics at Cambridge
and she built a radio telescope with Professor Antony Hewish. Her professor won a Nobel Prize in
1974. She has worked with NASA.

b In 1989, she married film director James Cameron but they divorced in 1991. In 2010, her film
The Hurt Locker beat her ex-husbands film Avatar at the Oscars.

c One of her famous movies is Point Break. It made more than $100 million and starred Patrick Swayze
and Keanu Reeves. In 2010, she was the first woman to win Oscars for Best Film and Best Director.

d She didnt pass her exams at primary school, so her parents sent her to a girls boarding school in
York. Here she met a physics teacher called Mr Tillot. He inspired her to study physics.

e She was born in San Carlos, California, in November, 1951. In the 1970s, she studied to be an artist
and then went to film school at Columbia University. Columbia University has produced many
famous artists, such as Alicia Keys, Anna Paquin and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

f She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in July 1943. NASA: National Aeronautics
and Space Administration
a ... b ... c ... d ... e ... f ...

3 Elige la opcin correcta. 4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas


(3) o falsas (7).
1 What did Kathryn Bigelow win in 2010?
a An Oscar for Point Break 1 Kathryn Bigelow was married to film director
b An Oscar for The Hurt Locker James Cameron.
c An Oscar for Avatar 2 Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a very good student
2 What has Jocelyn Bell Burnell studied? at primary school.
a Architecture b Astrophysics c Film 3 Jocelyn Bell Burnell won a Nobel Prize in 1974.
3 Who was in Kathryn Bigelows film Point 4 Anna Paquin, Alicia Keys and Patrick Swayze
Break? all went to Columbia University.
a Anna Paquin 5 Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win
b Maggie Gyllenhaal an Oscar for Best Director.
c Keanu Reeves
4 What did Mr Tillot teach Jocelyn Bell Burnell?
a Physics b Astronomy c Mathematics

5 Completa las palabras con sufijos. Despus, comprueba con el texto.


a scient... b profess... c film direc... d screenwrit... e teach... f art...

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LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha estas frases y presta atencin a las 3 My sister got divorced / has got divorced two
palabras acentuadas. years ago.
100
1 Have you ever been to China? 4 When did you get / have you got married?
2 Ive never played basketball. 5 I went / have gone to live in New York when I
3 Has she ever been fishing? was 22.
4 Hes never cooked pasta. 6 He went / has been to London twice.
2 Lee estas frases. Fjate en las palabras
acentuadas y en las contracciones. 4 Completa con present perfect o past simple de
los verbos entre parntesis.
1 Have they ever been on an aeroplane?
1 A: When (you / get married)?
2 Shes never started her own business.
B: In 2005. And I (get divorced) in 2010.
3 Has he ever been married?
4 Theyve never had children. 2 A: (you / ever / go) to Japan?
5 Youve never been to Majorca. B: Yes, I (go) there in 2011.
6 Weve never stayed in an apartment by the beach. 3 A: I (never / meet) a famous person.
101 Ahora escucha y comprueba tu pronunciacin. B: Well, I (meet) Carlos Moya last summer
in the airport in Palma.
4 A: (you / visit) the Kremlin?
Usos de present perfect simple y past simple B: No, I (never / go) to Moscow.
Present perfect simple A: I (go) there in 2009. Its impressive.
Para hablar de acciones que han sucedido. No 5 A: When (Carlos / retire)?
especificamos cuando. B: Last year, and he (go) to live in Morocco.
I've written two novels. (No sabemos
exactamente cundo.) 5 Escribe preguntas y respuestas con la siguiente
We've lived in lots of different countries. informacin.
Have you ever been to Thailand? 1 (you / ever / go / to) ...
Past simple a the USA? b a motor race? c a tropical island?
Para hablar de acciones que sucedieron en un When did you go?
momento determinado del pasado. - Have you ever been to the USA?
I got married in 2010. - No, I havent.
She didnt go to university when she left school. - Have you ever been to a motor race?
Se suele usar con estas expresiones de tiempo: - Yes, I have. I went to the Brazilian Grand
ago, yesterday, in 2001, last decade / month / Prix in 2011.
year / week, dates.
2 (you / ever / drink) ...
Did they go on holiday last month?
a French wine? b a cocktail? c English beer?
They met at a party two weeks ago.
We celebrated our anniversary on 12th July. When and where did you drink it?
Did you come to work early yesterday? 3 (you / ever / cook) ...
Fjate en la diferencia entre present perfect a a curry? b Japanese food? c an omelette?
simple y past simple When and where did you cook it?
Have you ever lived in New York?
Yes, I have. (No se indica cundo) 6 Ahora escribe preguntas utilizando los siguientes
When did you live there? verbos y practcalas con un compaero.
I lived there two years ago. (Se indica el
momento concreto)
grow write win sleep
read see buy meet

3 Elige la opcin correcta. Have you ever slept


1 How many countries have you visited / did you on a beach?
visit?
2 They ve travelled / travelled in Europe many Yes, last year on holiday I slept on
a beach and I watched the sunrise.
times.

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Lifetime achievements

CONSOLIDATION
1 Lee el siguiente artculo y responde a estas preguntas.
1 Who has never had children? 3 Who has never been in the army?
2 Who has never started a business?

This month, three of our readers look back on their lives and experiences
I finished school and got my first job working in a bank. In the evenings, I
studied to be an accountant and when I passed my exams, I started my own
business. I was 23. In the 1990s I opened a shop and started selling mobile
phones and computers. I planned to retire when I was 45 but I didn't. Ive
started 15 new businesses in the past 35 years. Nowadays, I spend my money
on travelling. This year Ive visited the Pyramids, Machu Picchu and Mount
Everest. Ive never wanted to get married, Ive always been too busy but, Ive
got a gorgeous daughter! Elizabeth Silvine
My life has been very simple, really. I finished school and then went to
Oxford University and got a university degree. After that, I joined the army
and saw the world and then I came back to England and worked for my father.
Our family have always owned hotels and restaurants. Ive been married three
times and divorced twice. Ive had six children and three of them now run the
family business. I retired seven years ago. Michel Hilary
Ive always been a teacher. I finished school and went to university. Then, I
started teaching. Ive never been interested in other things, starting a business
for example. My husband is also a teacher. Weve never had children, but
weve always worked with children and that has been wonderful. I have got
promoted several times, so Im a head teacher now. Twenty-five years ago, we
bought a beautiful little cottage by the beach in north-west Scotland and we
spend all our holidays there. Anna Maiden

2 Completa las frases con las palabras y expresiones destacadas en el texto.


1 When Im 65, Im going to ... and get my pension.
2 I ... after university, when I was 25. I always wanted to be my own boss.
3 What do you do? I ... . We own a chain of supermarkets.
4 Why are you so happy? Ive ... . I am now Assistant Manager.
5 Mark ... when he was 18. Hes a sergeant now.
6 I know a lot about art. My mother has ... several galleries.
3 Vuelve a leer el artculo. Responde a estas preguntas.

Elizabeth Michel
1 Has she ever been to university or started her 4 What jobs has he done in his life?
own business? 5 Has he ever got married or had a family?
No, she's never been to university but she's 6 Is he still working or has he retired?
started more than 15 businesses.
2 Has she ever visited any exciting or unusual Anna
places? 7 Has she ever started her own business?
3 Has she ever got married? 8 Whats the most important thing she's ever
bought?

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4 Escucha a Elizabeth Silvine hablando sobre otros aspectos de su vida. Responde a las preguntas.
102 1 Whats the most memorable thing shes ever done?
a 20 years ago she started her first business.
b She had her daughter 20 years ago.
c She made her first million 20 years ago.
2 Has she ever visited any unusual places?
a Tierra Del Fuego and Everest 20 years ago.
b The Amazon and Easter Island in 2003.
c The Arctic Circle and Easter Island in 2006.
3 Has she ever eaten any unusual foods?
a In 2003, she ate a toad in the Amazon.
b She ate some strange rice on Mount Everest in 1998.
c Two years ago, she ate an omelette in Machu Picchu.

5 Entrevista a un compaero sobre sus experiencias. Utiliza las siguientes preguntas y aade otras.

Have you ever visited Have you ever eaten What is the most Have you ever ...?
any unusual places? any unusual food? exciting thing youve
What places have you What have you ever done?
visited? eaten?

When did you visit them? When did you eat it? When did you do it? When did ...?

6 Escribe frases completas con las respuestas de 7 Completa los siguientes datos sobre tu vida y
la actividad 5. tus experiencias.

Name:
Yes, I have visited the Pyramids. Age:
I went there in 2011. Home Town / City:
Unusual travel experience:

Date:
Where:
Most memorable experience:
Date:

Where:
Unusual food experience:
Date:
Where:
Unusual experience:
Date:
Where:

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SELF TEST UNIT 9
1 Completa las frases con la forma correcta de las 4 Completa con la forma correcta de past simple
expresiones del recuadro. o present perfect de los verbos entre parntesis.
Conversation 1:
get divorced start his own business A: (eat) in the new Indian restaurant in town?
get a job get married achieve take part B: Yes, I have. We (go) there twice I think.
In fact, we (eat) there last weekend.
1 They are very happy because they are going to
A: What (think) of it?
... next year.
B: It was good. Nice food.
2 She wants to ... . She's unhappy with her husband.
3 I need to ... . I don't have any money. Conversation 2:
4 Most people want to ... their objectives in life. A: Look! Casablanca is on at the Odeon. They
5 Ron is training to in the Olympics. say its very good, but I (not see) it yet.
6 Mark has lost his job and he has decided to ... . B: Yes, its very good, but I (see) it many times.
A: When was the last time you (see) it?
2 Completa las preguntas con los verbos del
B: About a year ago, I think.
recuadro. Despus, relacinalas con las
respuestas. 5 Escucha a algunas personas hablando de sus
experiencias y seala las frases verdaderas.
leave eat win start move take 103
1 a Ive never been to Rome.
1 Have you ever sushi? b Ive been to Paris twice.
2 Have they their driving test? 2 a Ive seen Maria Sharapova three times.
3 Has she her own business? b I saw Maria Sharapova once at the Australian
4 Has he school? Open.
5 Have you to a bigger house? 3 a I went to a new sushi bar last week.
6 Has she a million pounds? b Ive never been to a sushi bar.
4 a Our friends have cooked curry for us many
a No, they're still taking lessons.
times.
b Yes. He started university in September.
b They cooked French food for us last weekend.
c No, Ive never tried it. I dont like fish.
d Yes. Shes bought an island in the Seychelles! 6 Escribe cinco cosas que has hecho y que creas
que tu compaero no ha hecho. Utiliza los
e Yes, shes opened a hat shop.
verbos del recuadro.
f Yes, we have. We needed more space for the
children and the dogs. go eat travel learn read see
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ...
I have been to the United States.
3 Completa las frases con el present perfect de 7 Compara tus respuestas anteriores con tu
los verbos entre parntesis.
compaero.
1 This is the first time I (eat) Thai food. Its
Ive been to the United States. And you?
delicious.
2 Ewan never (win) a prize before. Hes so Ive never been there. /
happy! Ive also been to the United States.
3 Gayle (meet) Steve? Hes a really nice guy.
4 I (not / do) this before. Its good fun!
Learning tip
5 you ever (take) part in a tennis tournament?
6 My friends (not travel) to London before. Its Si te escribes con alguien que quiere mejorar
su espaol, hazlo en espaol, pero pdele
their first time.
que te conteste en ingls. As, t practicas la
7 you ever (read) this book before? You
lectura en ingls y tu amigo en espaol.
know the story!
8 Grant (stay) on an island? More practice: Vocabulary: Personal biography (page 22)
Grammar: Present perfect with ever and
never, Present perfect vs past
simple (page 62)

98 THATS ENGLISH!
10
UNIT Looking for a job
Hablar sobre tu experiencia laboral

OBJETIVOS
Dar informacin sobre condiciones
laborales
Elaborar un CV

A How long have you worked in a bar?


BEFORE YOU WATCH 4 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). Corrige las falsas.
1 Responde a estas preguntas sobre el trabajo.
1 Hannah started working in hotels when she
1 Have you ever been to a job interview? Were was 18.
you nervous? 2 Nigels mother is French.
2 What questions did the interviewer ask? 3 Nigel and Elizabeths job interview takes about
an hour.
WHILE YOU WATCH 4 Charles cant remember Guys name.
5 Guy works as a manager for a design company.
2 Responde a las preguntas.
6 Elizabeth and Nigel are the best candidates for
the job.

5 Completa las frases.


1 Guy speaks ... .
2 According to Guy, a good hotel needs
comfortable rooms, a good atmosphere and ... .
1 When did Nigel 2 Has Guy ever 3 Hannah says her customers come to her for a
learn to ski? worked in a bar?
drink, a chat, and ... .
AFTER YOU WATCH 4 Hannah and Guy could go ... and watch ... .

3 Elige la opcin correcta para completar este


anuncio de trabajo.
NOW YOU!
6 Clasifica en orden de importancia los requisitos
necesarios para este trabajo.

HOTEL MANAGER
The successful candidate must
have experience in the same or
similar work.
Have you ever dreamed of working in the (1) speak one or two other languages.
Swiss / French Alps? Do you think you can help
have a university degree.
our guests to have a better (2) work / holiday
experience? Are you between (3) 20 / 25 and (4) 35 / have a friendly personality.
40 years old? Can you speak (5) French / German have computer skills.
or another (6) foreign / European language? Have
you ever worked in a (7) shop / bar or (8) hotel /
ski resort? Do you have experience as a hotel (9) 7 Ahora piensa qu preguntas haras a los
manager / receptionist? candidatos a ese trabajo.
Apply now for (10) summer / winter jobs to Ski
Travel Extra. Have you worked
We welcome applications from (11) couples / in a hotel before?
single people.

THATS ENGLISH! 99
Looking for a job

READING
1 Responde a estas preguntas.
1 Do you work? What do you do?
2 Have you ever worked from home? Write two good things and two bad things about working from home.

2 Lee el primer prrafo. Segn el autor, cul de las siguientes frases es verdadera?
104 1 Teleworking is the answer to peoples problems.
2 Teleworking has advantages for both businesses and workers.
3 Teleworking is bad for both businesses and employees.

NEW YORK REVIEW


Teleworking: the end of the nine-to-five working day?
Teleworking, or working from home via the internet and phone, has become more and more popular in recent years. It saves
employees time (they dont have to commute) and it saves businesses money. However, there are some disadvantages. Here
are the opinions of some teleworkers.

I think I worked better in an oce. At home, I work at home and my lifestyle is more
I chat with my neighbours, I walk the dog or relaxed. I've got 2 children and I plan my work
do the crossword. These things distract me so I can take them and meet them from school.
and I don't always finish my work. Some days Holidays are also easier to organise because I
you don't see a person for hours so I miss my prefer to work hard for several weeks and then
workmates at the oce. Phillip Shaw take some time to be with my family when I
want. Teleworking is great! Martha Milan
My employees are all teleworkers so
theres no central head oce. The costs I accepted the chance to telework because
are low. Working hours are flexible: we all I am disabled. For me, travelling to work in
work when we want. In fact, I think my sta a wheelchair is a nightmare. Also it's very
have all worked harder as teleworkers. dicult to find an oce which is adapted to
They are very motivated and productive wheelchair users. I can work at home with
and we also have a better relationship. I'm no problems. It's perfect for me. Samantha
still the boss but I trust them. They usually Shenton
finish their work on time. Ed Meek

3 Vuelve a leer el artculo y responde a estas 5 Piensa si las siguientes caractersticas del tele
preguntas. trabajo son ventajas o desventajas y da tu
1 Who prefers working at home because he / opinin.
she finds travelling difficult?
Low cost for businesses / companies
2 Who misses their work colleagues?
Staff are more productive
3 Who would prefer to work in an office?
Less time spent travelling to work
4 Who has enjoyed more flexibility?
Staff are more motivated
5 Does Ed think his employees work more or
More flexibility for staff
less hours at home?
Good for the environment
6 Who has experienced problems concentrating
People are distracted at home
on their work?
4 Relaciona las palabras y expresiones destacadas
You miss your workmates
del texto con su significado.
1 Normal UK working day. ... I think having flexible hours is a
2 The group of people who work for a company. ... good idea. You can work early in
the morning or late in the evening.
3 Im sad because I dont see my friends from work. ...
4 People who are paid to work for other people. ...
I think it's better to work in an
5 Person in charge of a department or company. ...
office with a team. You miss your
6 Have confidence in. ... workmates at home.
7 Took the opportunity. ...
8 Travel between work and home. ...
9 Work using a lot of effort. ...
100 THATS ENGLISH!
UNIT 10
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha estas palabras y fjate en los sonidos 4 Andrea (own) this hotel her father died.
destacados. 5 Lena and Paul (be) married 25 years.
105
6 They (live) here they moved to London.
you interview during
/ju:/ communication pneumonia music 7 She (play) the piano she was four.
funeral confused vocabulary 8 They (study) English many years.

put pudding full-time could 5 Escribe siete preguntas con How long para las
//
notebook shouldnt good look respuestas de la actividad anterior.
2 Lee estas frases en voz alta. How long have you known your colleagues?
1 Shes got pneumonia so she couldnt go to the How long has Ruth had her driving licence?
interview.
2 Youve confused me. Verb patterns: -ing / to + infinitive
3 You shouldnt talk during a funeral. Algunos verbos van seguidos de la forma ing o del
infinitivo, sin cambio de significado: begin, start, prefer,
4 His communication skills arent very good. continue.
5 They work full-time in the music business. She began working / to work at the bank in 2010.
6 May I look at your vocabulary notebook? When did they start studying / to study a computer
course?
106 Ahora escucha y comprueba. They prefer travelling / to travel abroad in the
summer.

Present perfect simple con for y since


6 Completa con la forma correcta de los verbos
Se usa para hablar de acciones o estados que
entre parntesis.
empezaron en el pasado y continan en el
presente. 1 Tom started studying / to study (study) for a
I work in this office. I've worked here for ten degree last year.
years. 2 Sheila continues ... (work) at the factory.
She lives in Manchester. She's lived in 3 Sues baby began ... (speak) when she was one
Manchester since 2009.
year old.
Expresiones temporales: for, since, how long?
4 I prefer... (go) on holiday in winter.
For para indicar el tiempo transcurrido desde que
5 Jo started ... (take) tennis lessons when he was 5.
se inici la accin: one year, six months, many
weeks, ages (a long time) 6 My mother began ... (work) when I started school.
I've been here for two hours. 7 Escucha y responde a las preguntas sobre la
Since para indicar el momento concreto en que la experiencia laboral de Julia y Victor.
accin empez en el pasado: 1992, last year, May, 107
1 How long has Victor worked with children?
I was a child
Hes worked with children for 9 years / since
I've been here since five o'clock.
he was 16.
How long? para preguntar por la duracin de
una actividad o de una situacin. 2 How long has Victor lived in London?
How long have you been the office manager? 3 When did Victor start training in a school?
Since last January. 4 When did he begin studying for a teaching degree?
How long has she worked at home? For six 5 How long has he been a university student?
months.
6 How long has Julia liked cooking?
7 How long has Julia lived in London?
3 Utiliza for o since con las siguientes expresiones. 8 When did Julia start to train as a chef?
9 How long has she had a part-time job?
1999 ages Christmas I left school
10 When did Julia start applying for jobs?
10 minutes 9:15 I was 18 a thousand years
8 Con un compaero, intercambiad preguntas
4 Completa las frases con los verbos entre sobre vuestro trabajo.
parntesis y for o since.
1 I (know) have known my colleagues for 3 years. What do you do? I work in a hospital.
2 Ruth (have) her driving licence a long time.
3 He (be) a travel agent he left school. How long have you worked there?

THATS ENGLISH! 101


Looking for a job
9 Completa la carta de solicitud de empleo con 11 Escucha a Kim Yee Foon, una productora de
las palabras del recuadro. televisin, y corrige los errores de su CV.
108
reference salary apply for part-time 1 Shes British. 4 ... 7 ...
interview experience candidate 2 ... 5 ... 8 ...
3 ... 6 ... 9 ...

Dear Sir / Madam,


12 Responde a las siguientes preguntas sobre Kim.
I am writing to (1) apply for the street cleaning
job. I have wide (2) ... because I have worked as a 1 What languages does Kim speak?
cleaner in a school for five years. The school's head 2 Where did she go to university?
teacher has written a (3) ... and I think that I am a 3 What did she study?
strong (4) ... Please see my CV (enclosed). 4 What was her first job?
5 Why did she stop working?
I would like to know whether the job is full-time or
6 What are her hobbies?
(5) ... and what the (6) ... is. I would be available
for an (7) ... at any time that is convenient to you.
13 Redacta un breve CV con tus datos.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully, Name: ..............................................................
Nick Scrubbs Nationality: ......................................................
Date and place of birth: ..................................
Address: ...........................................................
10 Lee el siguiente CV y escribe el ttulo del
apartado correspondiente (1-6). Education and Qualifications: .......................
Work Experience: ............................................
Personal Information Other Information: ..........................................
Education and Qualifications Interests: ..........................................................
Interests
Work Experience
Languages 14 Utiliza la informacin de tu CV y habla durante
Other Information un minuto sobre tu formacin y experiencia
laboral.
(1) ...
Name: Kim Yee Foon Education:
Nationality: Scottish - school in London; passed all exams
Date and place of birth: 1982, Hong Kong - hairdresser: 2009
Address: 30 Southmoor Road,
Work experience:
Manchester, M13 4TU
Telephone: (0161) 435 608 - office at 17 (3 years: 2005-2008)
Email: kimyeefoon@hotmail.com - training as a hairdresser: 2008
(2) ... : Degree in Film Studies, Manchester - hairdresser in a salon: 2009
University (2000-2003) - own salon: two years ago
(3) ... :
2012 present TV producer for childrens
programme, BBC I went to school in London and passed all my
2008 2011 researcher school exams. I began working in an office when
2006 2008 TV production manager I was 17. I left that job 3 years later and started
2005 2006 production assistant BBC to train as a hairdresser in 2008. I qualified as a
Scotland
hairdresser and began to work in a salon in 2009.
(4) ... : Spanish (fluent), German (basic) and
I started my own business two years ago.
Chinese (beginner)
(5) ... : Full driving licence
(6) ... : Cookery, photography and Zumba
fitness

102 THATS ENGLISH!


UNIT 10
B I've worked here since 2010
BEFORE YOU WATCH Same language, different lives
Documentary 4 Qu consejos dan estas personas para encontrar
1 Responde a las preguntas. trabajo? Relacionalas con los consejos.
1 Is it easy for young people to find a job in your 1 2 3 4
country?
2 Where would you look for a new job?
a Visit your employer.
The Street b Go to a recruitment agency.
2 Responde a las preguntas. c Search on the Internet.
1 What kind of jobs do students do when they d Send out a rsume.
are still studying?
2 Have you ever worked part-time? What job did
The Street
5 Completa el blog de Jade.
you do?

AFTER YOU WATCH Hey there, bloggers!


Ive found a job!
Documentary Here are some of the different jobs I looked at:
3 Elige la respuesta correcta. Job: Lollipop lady
Reason: You have to be (1) years old.
1 When did Tammy start looking for a job? Job: Street (2)
a 6 months ago. Reason: You have to work (3) time.
Job: (4) minder
b When she was at university. Reason: You have to (5) .
c Shes not looking for a job. Job: Paper (6)
2 Why hasnt she found work? Reason: 16+ / (7) time / reliable

a She doesnt want to work.


b She hasnt made any applications. Ben & Beth
c There arent enough jobs for the number of 6 Seala si las frases son verdaderas (3) o falsas (7).
applicants. 1 Ben is feeling nervous about his job interview.
3 Has she had any interviews yet? 2 Beth plays the role of Bens boss in an interview.
a No, she hasnt. 3 Ben has worked in his present job for 20 years.
b Shes had a couple. 4 Ben wants to work for a dynamic, innovative,
c Shes had more than 10. new company.
4 What is one good way to improve your CV? 5 Bens greatest achievement has been working
a Doing work experience. in a market.
b Using a computer. 6 Beth doesnt offer Ben the job.
c Using the Internet.
5 What sort of job is Tammy looking for? NOW YOU!
a Teaching. b Medicine. c Media. 7 Prepara una breve presentacin sobre tu trabajo,
6 Where has she looked for work? tus cualidades y tu experiencia laboral.
a In newspapers 1 Whats your job?
b Online 2 What tasks do you have to do?
c In a shop 3 What qualifications and skills do you need?
4 What have been your main achievements at work?
7 Have any of Tammys friends found work?
a No, they havent. I work in a department store. I have worked
b Some of them. here since I left school. I have to interact with
c All of them. customers. I think Im good with people. One
year, at Christmas, I sold 80 cameras in a day!

THATS ENGLISH! 103


Looking for a job

READING
1 Relaciona las abreviaturas con las siguientes frases.
1 MSc 2 CV 3 Rep 4 Cert. 5 BTEC 6 GCSE 7 BA 8 A-level
a General Certificate of Secondary Education ... e Certificate ...
b Advanced Level ... f Curriculum Vitae ...
c Business & Technology Education Council ... g Master of Science ...
d Bachelor of Arts ... h Representative ...

2 Lee y relaciona los anuncios con los trabajos.


109 a Shop assistant b Doctors receptionist c Travel agent

1 Job search 2
Are you over 16 and looking for a career
We are looking for a new team member. Do you
in the fashion industry? Do you look smart
have a minimum of 1 years customer service
experience and a BTEC Level 3 qualification or and are you good with people? Are you
equivalent qualification in Travel & Tourism? We polite and reliable? Can you work weekends
use FastTrav and World Matrix software in our (86 p.m.) and one evening per week? Apply
office so good computer skills are essential.
Salary 18,000 (full-time). Send your CV to
now! 6.80 / hour. (Part time 1824 hours /
dave@thames4travel.com week)

3
Must be over 18, healthy and no criminal record. We are looking for a polite, professional person
with a good telephone voice. You must be able to multi-task: talk to patients and answer phone
calls at the same time. Good maths and English skills are essential. We welcome staff who are
punctual, reliable and efficient. We require a reference. Pay 12 / hour. Part-time (Evenings 57
p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. 1 p.m.)

3 Relaciona las palabras destacadas del texto con


2 Rosie Popps (age 40)
su definicin.
Mary Magdalene Academy: 4 A Levels (History /
1 The right certificates or degrees for a job. English / Geography / Italian)
2 Every day, from nine a.m. to five p.m. Bristol University: Degree in Travel and Tourism
3 The jobs that you do during your working life, Work experience: Customer service, Tomson Travel
especially in a specific area. Agency; English teacher, Portugal, (18 months)
4 A person you can trust.
5 Letter from a person you have worked for.
3 Mandy Barr (age 30)
6 Ability to do an activity well because you have
My main work experience has been in telephone
practised it.
sales. I have also worked as an assistant manager
7 Department giving help to customers.
in a busy High Street shoe shop. I can only work
evenings and weekends as I have small children.
4 Lee los CV y selecciona al mejor candidato para
los trabajos anunciados. a Shop assistant ...
b Doctors receptionist ...
1 Alun Jobes (age 21) c Travel agent ...
Education: St Edwards RC School (GCSE Maths,
English, French, Science, History and Geography)
5 Vuelve a leer los CV y responde a las preguntas.
Brighton Rd College (BTEC Level 3 Fashion Design / 1 Who cant work full-time? Why?
A-level Art) 2 Who speaks foreign languages? Which ones?
Work Experience:Top Shop (SalesTrainee*, Ladies 3 Who has worked in the travel industry? What
clothes 3 years) kind of experience has he/she had?
4 Who has experience in the fashion industry?
* trainee: a person who is learning a particular job.
What experience?

104 THATS ENGLISH!


UNIT 10
LANGUAGE STUDY
1 Escucha a estas personas expresar decepcin. 3 Las siguientes frases son incorrectas. Corrgelas.
La entonacin en las palabras en rojo es 1 Have you yet heard about the job?
110
ascendente o descendente ?


Have you heard about the job yet?
1 A: I lost my job last week. 2 Ive had an interview just.
B: What a shame! 3 She only left university in September and shes
2 A: He hasnt got the job. found already a job.
B: What a pity! 4 I havent finished yet my CV.
3 A: You didn't get the job. How do you feel?
4 Escribe frases usando present perfect con just,
B: Im unhappy.
yet y already.
2 Lee en voz alta las frases en cursiva. 1 Dont print that CV. (I / not finish)
1 My home Internet doesnt work. Dont print that CV. I havent finished it yet.
What a shame! What are you going to do? 2 You dont have to finish the report (I / do)
2 One of my colleagues is awful. She hates me! 3 Im home. Ive got the shopping (I / do).
What a pity! Speak to your boss. 4 Hes waiting to hear about the job. (He / not
3 How do you feel about working longer hours? hear).
Im unhappy. I need more money. 5 Suzanne spoke to the travel agent this
111 Ahora, escucha, comprueba y repite. morning. (She / speak)
5 Escucha e indica qu trabajos hacen estas personas.
Present perfect simple con just, yet y already 1 Martyn ... a Cleaner
112
Se usa para hablar de hechos recientes que 2 Carol ... b Motorbike courier
afectan al presente. 3 Chris ... c Telesales worker
Our boss has arrived for the meeting.
4 Amanda ... d Industrial designer
(She is waiting in reception.)
Have you finished the work? 6 Escucha de nuevo y responde a estas preguntas.
(Im waiting for the results.)
112
1 How long has Martyn worked from home?
Expresiones temporales: just, already, yet. a Since he left university.
Just Para hablar de acciones que acaban de b For a few days c For 2 months
ocurrir.
2 How many places has Chris visited today?
We've just finished the meeting.
(It finished at 11 and now it's 11.05.)
a 10 b 3 c 9
I've just had breakfast. 3 Which country hasnt Carol visited yet?
(I finished at 8.15 and its 8.20 now.) a Scotland b France c Spain
Already Para hablar de acciones que han 4 When does Amanda usually work?
ocurrido antes de lo esperado. a 95 b In the evenings c In the morning
-I've already answered all the emails.
7 Completa con las palabras del recuadro.
-Really? That was very fast!
The train has already left. found reliable but most job
(I have to wait for the next train.) yet already degree
Yet - Para hablar de acciones que no han
ocurrido todava. My name is Sally Power and I am 28 years old.
I have (1) worked for four companies, but I havent
She hasn't found a job yet.
(2) ... my ideal job (3) . Im a university graduate,
(She hopes to find one soon.)
with a (4) in Computing.
They haven't arrived yet.
I want a flexible (5) and I enjoy travelling. I am
(We are waiting for them.)
motivated, punctual and (6) . Money isnt the
- Para hacer preguntas. (7) important thing to me, (8) a good group of
Have they finished the meeting yet? Yes, colleagues and an interesting job are!
they have. You can talk to them now.
8 Escribe tu perfil con esta informacin. Fjate en
Nota: Fjate que just y already se colocan entre la actividad 7.
have / has y el participio y que yet se coloca al What is your ideal job? What hours do you want
final de la oracin negativa o de la pregunta. to work? What salary do you want to get? Where
do you want to work?

THATS ENGLISH! 105


Looking for a job

CONSOLIDATION
1 Completa estos anuncios de trabajo. Relaciona las partes a-e con las partes 1-5.

a Hotel inspector b Pilot c Comedy club manager d Primary school teacher


This is an exciting We are looking Have you already had We need a qualified
opportunity for for qualified and experience of managing a teacher for a class of 6-
people with experienced bar or club? and 7-year-olds.
experience in the pilots for our
hotel industry. airline. Can you
fly a commercial
aeroplane? Have
you flown to e Finance manager
exotic places like (Language Centre)
Hawaii yet?

1 This is an opportunity to be part of one of the


2 Are you a graduate with experience
most successful entertainment centres in the
working with young children? Have you
area. Comedians from all over the world come
already worked in a school or nursery? This
here. Our customers want to have a good time.
is a temporary post for 6 months.
We need a person, aged 21+, who can work late
nights and weekends.

3 You must have at least 10 years experience in the business. We can offer extra training to the
successful candidate. Responsibilities include visiting hotels and writing reports. This job involves a
lot of travel and has flexible hours but it is interesting.

4 Have you ever worked in a language


5 We need professionals to take our customers
school? This is a job for an experienced
to different countries. You can help us make our
and reliable person with a qualification in
business the best in the world. We offer free travel
business administration. You need to be
worldwide for employees and their families.
organised and be able to work in a team. 4
days a week in school and 1 day from home.

a ... b ... c ... d ... e ...

2 Responde a estas preguntas.


1 Which jobs need university graduates?
2 Which jobs have a specific age limit?
3 Which jobs are not nine-to-five?
4 Which jobs require travelling?
5 Which job requires a lot of experience?
6 Which job offers free travel?

106 THATS ENGLISH!


UNIT 10
3 Escucha dos entrevistas de trabajo. Completa las notas sobre las cualidades, experiencia y formacin de
los candidatos.
113

Candidate 1
Name: Edward Kenway
Hours of work: Weekdays Weekends Evenings
Qualifications: (1) degree + courses in (2) programming and
training.
Experience: He has worked in computing helping people with problems
for (3) years.
Has he ever worked in a telesales company? Yes / No
Personal information: Good people skills.
Other information: He has already had a job offer from another company for (4) / year

Candidate 2
Name: Maura Ledesma
Hours of work: Weekdays Weekends Evenings
Qualifications: (5) degree
Experience: She has worked in computing support (6) she left school
10 years ago.
Has she ever worked in a telesales company? Yes / No.
She s (7) worked with our software.
Personal information: Energetic and (8) + likes working with (9)
Other information: Current salary (10)

4 Relaciona el principio y el final de estas preguntas extradas de la entrevista.


1 Have you worked a your current salary is?
2 Have you ever worked for b any questions?
3 What other skills can you c work evenings and weekends?
4 Do you have d a telesales company?
5 Please tell us about e experience do you have?
6 May I ask you what f in a big office like this before?
7 What other skills and g your qualifications and experience.
8 Can you h offer us as a computing manager?

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ...

5 En parejas, practicad una entrevista de trabajo para Telemarket.com. Utiliza la informacin de tu CV.

What qualifications I did a Computing degree at university


do you have? and Ive done a lot of other courses.
Im studying for another degree in
Mathematics at the moment.

THATS ENGLISH! 107


SELF TEST UNIT 10
1 Completa las frases con las palabras del recuadro. 5 Some of Deans taxi drivers earn 3000 per
month.
reference part-time qualifications 6 You cant do another job and work for Deans
apply for degree career salary Taxis.
teleworking interview advert
114 Escucha de nuevo y corrige las falsas.
1 I saw the job ... on the internet last week and
I applied for it. I havent heard from them yet. 4 Lee el anuncio de trabajo y el CV y responde a
2 She didnt have the correct ... for the job. estas preguntas.
3 Jerry asked his boss for a ... . Hes worked at
that company for 10 years! Trainers wanted! Have you been in your job
4 Ive had a job offer with a of 35,000 a year. for more than 1 year? Are you over 18? We
5 When did you start ...? Do you enjoy working are looking for candidates with the skills
at home? and enthusiasm to teach other people to
do their jobs. Email us a brief CV now with
6 How was the ? Did you get the job?
your details. Trainers&Teachers.co.uk
7 This job looks amazing. Im going to it.
8 Hes got a in History.
9 Shes had a very successful . Shes the head CURRICULUM VITAE
of a multinational company. Name: Lucinda Dunmore
10 So you cant do the job ... . They only want Education & Qualifications:
nine-to-five workers. What a pity! 1996-99 Economics Degree, Oxford University
2 Completa con for, since, just, yet o already. Work Experience:
1 Ive been interested in teleworking ... we moved Dates Description
to the coast. 1999 2001 English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey
2 Dont send those emails. Ive ... talked to all 2001 2005 Accountant, Ritz Hotel, Paris
our offices this morning. 2006 - 2007 Waitress, Lake Bar, Geneva
3 Look! Ive received a letter from that
2008 - present Economics teacher, International
company. I got the job! Congratulations! School, Brussels
4 Hes been in the interview ... 2 hours!
Other Information:
5 Have you contacted Pat about the reference ...?
I started writing an Economics textbook in 2012.
6 They havent done the report ... . Theyre really
busy. 1 Which job did Lucinda do for three years?
7 Its only November but she has ... booked her 2 How long was she at Oxford University?
summer holiday! 3 How long has she been a teacher in Brussels?
8 Hes been unemployed ... a long time. 4 Has she finished writing her textbook yet?
9 Ive applied for 12 jobs ... I left university and I 5 Has she ever worked in France?
havent had an interview ...! 6 When did Lucinda leave university?
10 Ive . had an interview. I was so nervous.
5 Fjate en el CV anterior y escribe tu propio CV
3 Escucha y seala si las siguientes frases son para mandar a Trainers&Teachers.co.uk.
verdaderas (3) o falsas (7).
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1 Only people over 21 can work for Deans Taxis.
2 Deans Taxis are only looking for people with
Learning tip
experience. Recuerda que en ingls, cuando se expresan
3 People who have had a driving licence for 18 pensamientos negativos o decepcin, la
entonacin suele ser descendente.
months can work for Deans Taxis.
4 Deans taxi drivers have to work some evenings
and every weekend. More practice: Vocabulary: Job hunting (page 24)
Grammar: Present perfect with for, since,
just, already, yet (page 64)

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UNIT THATS ENGLISH!

THATS ENGLISH! Revision


THATS ENGLISH!

OBJETIVOS
Repasar lo aprendido en el mdulo
THATS ENGLISH! THATS ENGLISH!
Preparar la prueba de fin de mdulo

GRAMMAR
1 Elige la respuesta correcta.
1 His job is than mine. He works alone. C: What (8) (is she going to / does she / is she) do
a more sociable b less sociable c as sociable about it?
2 Do you remember we stayed at the Park P: Im not sure, but I (9) (want / don't want / can't)
Hotel? to work with him.
a when b for c since G: Well, lets have a drink. What (10) (are you
drinking / do you drink / have you drunk), Pru?
3 Excuse me, I see a bus timetable, please?
P: Id like a glass of white wine, please.
a may b should c have
C: Good idea! Im going to (11) (give up drinking
4 ! Youre doing a great job!
/ give up drink / give up drinks) alcohol for the
a What a pity b How are you
New Year! What about you, Gordon?
c Congratulations
G: (12) (Im never making / I never make / I never
5 I think you take the train. Dan hates flying. made) New Years resolutions!
a may b should c need
3 Usa la forma correcta del verbo entre parntesis
6 Im not sure, but hes the person I know.
para completar este anuncio de trabajo.
a more difficult b most difficult
c very difficult http://www.worldresorthotels.com

7 Their dog is enormous. Its a horse! (1) (you / need) to change your life? (2) (you
a smaller than b as big as c less big than / already / think) about getting a new job? (3)
(you / ever / work) in the hotel and catering
8 We cant buy that flat. Its expensive.
industry? Since 1989, we (4) (take) more than
a too b less c enough two million UK holidaymakers to destinations all
9 I go to the doctor a year. over the world. We (5) (look) for new employees
a one b once c one time now. We (6) (interview) candidates next month
and we (7) (think) you should apply!

2 Pru, Christine y Gordon estn hablando en un Our employees (8) (work) every year in places
pub. Completa su conversacin. like Australia and the Cayman Islands and next
year we (9) (open) twenty new hotels in the
G: (1) (Whats the matter / What a shame / Maldives, Florida and many more destinations!
Really), Pru? Im worried about you. Why dont you apply now and (10) ... (get) the job?
P: (2) (I had / Ive had / I have) a bad time at Email your letter of application to Jack Waltzer
work recently. today!
G: (3) (Im really sorry to hear that! / Keep
going! / How are you?) What happened?
P: One day last month, one of my colleagues Dear Mr Waltzer,
(4) (has been / is / was) really rude and I (1) (write) to you to apply for a job with
unhelpful. World Resort Hotels. I (2) (work) in the hotel
industry since 2005. At the moment I (3) (do)
C: You (5) (are going to / should / shouldnt) a degree in Hotel Management. I (4) (start /
speak to your boss. study) two years ago and (5) (already / gain)
G: Christines right, Pru, you (6) (have a lot of experience. I (6) (be born) in the USA
but I (7) (move) to the UK when I (8) (be)
to / mustnt / can) talk to Cathy. Its really
five years old so the possibility of a job in Florida
important! (9) (sound) very exciting!
P: I (7) (tell / have told / told) her three weeks Yours sincerely,
ago. Theresa Bradford

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Revision
VOCABULARY
1 Lee estos mensajes de una pgina web. Sustituye las palabras destacadas en los textos por su
contrario del recuadro. En cada recuadro sobran dos adjetivos.

noisy rude unkind sad terrible ill nervous

1 Im feeling wonderful!

Ive been to the doctor and she says Im really well. The woman next to me in the waiting room, had
three really quiet children. The receptionist was polite and kind. Thank goodness for Dr Flynn; shes
always just amazing!

downstairs long leather expensive large tight dark denim

2
Guess whos going shopping today!? ME!
I need a loose sweatshirt, a short raincoat, a light cardigan, a small denim jacket and finally, Im going to
buy myself some cheap high-heeled shoes! Come and meet me in the cafe upstairs at Selfridges at 11 a.m.

2 Elige la palabra adecuada en cada tweet.

Im at college. Were (1) (studying / pronouncing / concentrating) grammar! I always (2) (do / make / say)
mistakes. My (3) (phonetics / revise / vocabulary) isnt very good I dont know many words!
Oh no! Our flight is (4) (abroad / cancelled / reservation). Were already at the (5) (train station / platform
/ airport). Mike is (6) (booking / taking off / sightseeing) a(n) (7) (aisle seat / suitcase / platform) on the
overnight train to London. Of course the (8) (ticket office / direct train / business class) is closed now so hes
making a (9) (journey / single / reservation) on his iPad.
I want a new job! Ive written my (10) (skills / CV / applicant). I dont want to work (11) (95 / telework /
experience), I want to be (12) (working hours / part-time / full-time). My old boss has given me a great (13)
(employment / reference / pay). Im ready for a change!

3 Elige la palabra adecuada. 9 Shes been for about a year since she lost
1 The plane was late. We sat in the for 5 hours. her job in the factory.
a check-in desk b luggage c departure lounge a a couple b unemployed c a widow
2 The suit didnt fit him. The trousers were too
a casual b short c cheap
3 The doctor wrote me a and I took it to the PRONUNCIATION
chemist. Escucha y agrupa las palabras que oigas segn
1
a treatment b prescription c vitamins la pronunciacin de la terminacin.
4 The dentist looked in my because I had a 115

toothache. hits plays washes dated chilled picked


a mouth b throat c head /s/ /z/ /z/ /d/ /d/ /t/
5 Ive got a chest so Im taking antibiotics.
a sore b temperature c infection
6 Can I have please? I like to see where Im
going! 2 Escucha las siguientes frases y subraya la slaba
a a window seat b an aisle seat c an economy acentuada de las palabras en negrita.
116
7 It was the usual story. We were in Japan but 1 That jacket is very unfashionable.
our was in Australia! 2 Was the television programme interesting?
a landing b ticket c luggage 3 Please remember to buy some milk.
8 Theyre both ; theyve just celebrated their 4 Hes having an argument with his neighbour again.
40th wedding anniversary. 5 I dont like this sofa. Its very uncomfortable.
a pensioners b single c teenagers 6 Which vegetables would you like for dinner?

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UNIT 11
READING COMPREHENSION I
1 Lee las distintas experiencias de entrevistas de
trabajo y relacionalas con la imagen adecuada. Ive also started writing a book!
Next resolution. I joined a diet club. I was the only man in
1 Jeff
I remember my first job interview. It a my group! After two weeks, they checked my weight and I
was terrible. I was very nervous and was two kilos lighter! I started running in February and I
the interview was in Spanish. They ran a marathon in June and another one in October!
asked me a question about my work My third resolution has been the most difficult. I tried all
experience and I started to answer in
sorts of therapies and alternative treatments like hypnosis
French. I felt very confused. I didnt get
and some have worked better than others. (3) [] Shes
the job!
a pensioner and a widow. Her husband died when he was
2 Rob 45. He was a smoker. The result is that I havent smoked
Last year my wife went for an interview a cigarette for two months. So, Ive kept all of my four
with a teleworking company. It was at b
resolutions. (4) []
the boss house. They sat and drank
tea, took the dog for a walk and chatted
about families and life experiences. a First, I was bored and unhappy at work so
My wife said it was the most relaxed I decided to find a new job.
interview shes ever had. They offered
b In the end, I spoke to one of my neighbours.
her the job and she took it! She loves
having an office in the garden. c Now all I have to do is go shopping!
d My new employers pay well and they let me
3 Kate
I had an interview for a job as a c telework sometimes great!
manager in a hospital. On the way
to the interview room, I fell down
some stairs and broke my leg. Luckily, 4 Lee el artculo de nuevo y elige la opcin
I didnt have to go very far to find a correcta.
doctor. I didnt get the job but Ive been
1 Why did Colin want to change his job?
married to the doctor for five years!
a He wasnt interested in his old job.
b He wanted more money.
2 Seala si las siguientes frases son verdaderas
(3) o falsas (7). c He wanted to write a book.
2 How did Colin feel about his smoking habit?
1 At the interview, they asked Jeff questions in
a He felt happy.
French.
b He felt depressed.
2 Jeff can speak French.
c He felt angry.
3 Robs wife takes her boss dog for walks.
3 How does Colin describe his new job?
4 Robs wife now works at her boss house.
a Badly paid but fun.
5 Kate broke her leg when she went for an
b Five days in the office but well-paid.
interview.
c Good salary and flexible.
6 Kate works in the same hospital as her husband.
4 How did Colin lose weight?
a He tried hypnosis.
b He followed a diet.
READING COMPREHENSION II c He ran a marathon.
3 Lee el texto y completa los prrafos con las 5 What made Colin finally decide to stop
frases ad. smoking?
a He wanted to buy some new clothes.
My names Colin Boden and last year I made a few New b Hypnosis.
Years resolutions. (1) [] Second, I wanted to lose some c Talking to the old lady next door.
weight and get fitter. Third, I felt sad and anxious about my
smoking habit so I thought I needed to give up smoking.
Finally, I realised I looked terrible. So, my plan this year
has been to keep my first three resolutions and then buy
some new clothes!
So, have I kept my resolutions? Well, right now, Im writing
this article and Im working for a new magazine. (2) []

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Revision
LISTENING COMPREHENSION I LISTENING COMPREHENSION II
8
1 Escucha a estas personas hablando sobre cmo 3 Seala (3) lo que le ha pasado a Harvey desde
aprenden un idioma y escribe su nombre en la la ltima vez que vio a Tabby.
117 118
columna correspondiente.
buy a racing car (...) get married (...)
get his driving licence (...) get divorced (...)
get a new job (...) move to a new flat (...)
open a shop (...) start his own business (...)
find a girlfriend (...) go on a diet (...)
buy a house by the beach (...)

4 Vuelve a escuchar y seala si las frases son


verdaderas (3) o falsas (7).
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Francesco Saskia Christine 1 Tabby has just seen Harvey.
name: ... name: ... name: ... 2 Tabby has changed his job.
3 Tabby's working in an airport.
speaking grammar vocabulary 4 Harvey and Marianne werent married for very
and and and long.
reading writing listening 5 Marianne and Harvey still get on very well.
6 Harvey has been very unhappy since he got
2 Escucha de nuevo y elige la opcin correcta. divorced.
1 What languages does Saskia speak?
117
a English, Finnish and French.
WRITING I
b Finnish, French and Russian. 1 Un amigo en Londres te ha enviado un e-mail
c English, Russian and Finnish. hablando de sus vecinos. Contstale hablando
de los tuyos con un mximo de 80 palabras.
2 Where does Saskia like to go and learn new
words? Hi!
a Cafes and art galleries. I have to tell you about my neighbours. Upstairs
b A conversation class. theres a young couple. They have wild parties
every night and play loud music. When they dont
c Her flat. have a noisy party, they argue! My next-door
3 How does Francesco describe himself? neighbour is a pensioner. He has bad manners
and is very rude to the young couple. Downstairs
a Noisy and friendly. theres a single parent with three young children.
b Shy and not very sociable. They cry all the time. Every time I see the mother,
c Unfriendly and confused. she says sorry. It isnt her fault, but I havent slept
well for three months!
4 What has Francesco done recently? Jake
a Hes opened a travel agency.
Hi!
b Hes been to a lot of pubs and clubs.
Thanks for your mail ...
c Hes started a travel blog.
5 What does Christine think of British
newspapers?
WRITING II
a Theyre very long. 2 Escribe a unos amigos contndoles los
b Theyre interesting. preparativos para una escapada de fin de
c She feels angry when she reads them. semana. En un mximo de 80 palabras, incluye
la informacin siguiente.
6 Whats Christine doing on Sunday?
your destination - how youre travelling - price of
a Talking to her friends on the phone.
tickets - where and how you have booked your tickets
b Going out for dinner. - things you take - things to do there
c Having breakfast, reading and chatting.
I'm planning to travel to ...

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UNIT 11
ORAL EXPRESSION: MONOLOGUE
8
1 Habla durante 90 segundos sobre la ropa que llevas. Usa como gua las siguientes preguntas.

What are you wearing now?


Do you wear different clothes at work and in your free time?
Do you prefer smart or casual clothes?
What styles suit you?
Do you like tight or loose, long or short clothes?
What colours do you enjoy wearing?
What do you look for when you buy clothes? Price? Colour? Style? Designer labels? Fit?
Do you enjoy shopping? What are your favourite shops?

ORAL EXPRESSION: INTERACTION


2 Elige A o B y haz la actividad con un compaero.

A: Vas al mdico. No te encuentras bien y B: Eres mdico. Este paciente acude a menudo
crees que debera recetarte antibiticos. a la consulta con distintos problemas de
Tambin necesitas ayuda para dejar de salud. A veces dice que tiene pulmona. T
fumar y superar tus problemas de estrs en sabes que es un simple resfriado y crees que
el trabajo. En los ltimos das: debera dejar de fumar porque le perjudica.
Necesitas hablar sobre los siguientes puntos
You have had a terrible headache. You have dando consejos a tu paciente para que se
sienta mejor:
taken aspirin but you dont feel any better.
You have pains in your neck and back. You Ask him / her how she is feeling at the moment.
work in an office and sit at a desk all day. You Tell him / her what habits he / she should
dont do a lot of exercise. change.
You have had a cough and you started Give him / her a prescription and advice to
sneezing yesterday. get better.
You have tried to stop smoking but its very
difficult.
You have felt stressed at work.

Useful words and phrases:


Whats the matter? May I ? Treatment
Im worried about I think you should Prescription
What should I do about ...? You have to Can I ?
Painkiller You must

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Answer key
Activity 2
UNIT 1. YOUR LIFE TODAY
/s/ /z/ /z/
likes enjoys relaxes
Do you enjoy working here?
makes has washes
Activity 1
meets goes
Student's own answers.
starts

Activity 2
3
a She's reading a magazine.
enjoys goes has likes makes meets relaxes
b He's cooking.
starts washes
c She's doing a crossword.
d She's talking on the phone.
Activity 3
e They are working. / They are talking.
a have a shower b catch the bus c start work d get home
f She's eating cakes.
e commute f watch the news g wash my hair h go to the
gym i have a coffee break j text a friend
Activity 3
1 Anna 2 Four stars
Activity 4
1 gets up 2 doesn't get up 3 doesn't have breakfast
Activity 4 4 has 5 drive 6 don't catch 7 start 8 eat 9 finishes
1 10 gets home 11 watch 12 relax 13 go
2 Jackie never works at night.
3 Norton usually drinks tea with his breakfast. Activity 5
4 The chef starts work at seven o'clock. Student's own answers.
5
Activity 6
Activity 5 1b 2c 3a
1b 2c
4
Activity 6 1 Hi, my name's Sienna Hobbs and I'm an actress. I usually
c work in the theatre but I sometimes work on TV. When we
rehearse, that's when we practise the play before we perform
Activity 7 in the theatre. We usually start work at about ten o'clock in
Student's own answers. the morning and we finish at six. At the moment, I'm actually
in the theatre. The play starts at half past seven, but I always
reADIng arrive at half past six. The play finishes at ten o'clock so I
usually get home about eleven.
Activity 1
2 I'm a busker. What's a busker? Well, a busker plays music
Student's own answers.
in public for money. I work in the London Underground,
at Leicester Square. People give me money when I play. I
Activity 2 always start at about 10 p.m. I haven't got regular hours of
c Evaluate your lifestyle work. I stop for a break at about 11:30. When do I finish? That
depends. On a good night, I make a lot of money so I stay
Activity 3 until one or two o'clock in the morning.
1 We work a lot and we haven't got a lot of free time. 3 I work for the police. I'm an investigator. You know, CSI
2 Gabriel Hinds is a sociologist. Miami! I don't work regular hours I sometimes start work
3 4 at nine o'clock in the morning and I sometimes finish after
midnight. Do I get bored at work? Not really. Every day is
Activity 4 different and interesting.
Student's own answers.
Activity 7
Activity 5 1 She usually works in the theatre.
1 busy 2 healthy 3 positive 4 long 5 boring 6 stressed 7 free 2 She starts to practise at ten o'clock.
3 Her play finishes at ten o'clock.
LAngUAge STUDY 4 Jason works in the London Underground.
Activity 1 5 On a good night he makes a lot of money.
6 She works for the police.
2 7 She doesn't work regular hours.
[/s/] work works stop stops 8 Her job is different and interesting.
[/z/] arrive arrives read reads
[/z/] finish finishes watch watches

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Activity 8 It's time to get up
1 are, doing 2 'm / am travelling 3 Are, feeling 4 'm / Activity 1
am sitting 5 'm / am looking 6 'm / am preparing 7 Are,
1b 2c 3d 4a
working 8 'm / am reading 9 'm / am searching 10 'm / am
sending
Activity 2
Student's own answers.
5
Sam: Hello, Nectar Design, Sam Wells speaking.
Activity 3
Maisy: Hi, Sam, it's Maisy Walton.
Student's own answers.
Sam: Hi, Maisy, how are you? What are you doing?
Maisy: I'm on a train. I'm travelling to London for a meeting
Activity 4
with Lewis.
1c 2a 3c
Sam: Oh, OK. Are you feeling OK today? You looked tired
last week.
Maisy: Yes. I'm fine thanks. I'm sitting in first class and I'm Activity 5
looking at some documents on my laptop. 1 Thirteen minutes. 2 At 8:02 a.m. 3 At 17:55.
Sam: Great. Are you ready to meet Lewis?
Maisy: Yes. I'm preparing my presentation now. Are you Activity 6
working? Student's own answers.
Sam: Yes, I'm reading my emails. There are about 300 in my
inbox. Activity 7
Maisy: Can you email me a document? Have you got time? 1 Green Door 2 Mike and Mary 3 Ben is looking for the
Sam: Of course. What do you want me to do? car keys. 4 Beth has got the keys.
Maisy: I can't find the design file for Lewis's project. I'm
searching for it at the moment. Activity 8
Sam: No problem. Yes, here it is. I'm sending it to you now. Student's own answers.
Maisy: Thanks, Sam, you're a star!
reading
Activity 9 Activity 1
2 problems, Diane 3 OK, Diane 4 Why, Stuart 5 7:00 a.m., Student's own answers.
Diane 6 hard, Stuart 7 exercise, Stuart 8 not, Diane
Activity 2
6 1d 2c 3b 4e 5a
Diane: Hello, Stuart. What are you doing?
Stuart: Oh, hello Diane. I'm writing a report for my manager. Activity 3
Diane: OK. Are you having problems with it? 2
Stuart: Well, it's just a long report, that's all.
Diane: Oh, OK. Are you feeling OK? Activity 4
Stuart: Yes, I'm fine. Why are you asking? 2 David is visiting the MacDonnell National Park.
Diane: I'm worried about you. At the moment, you're going to 3 They are eating lunch.
work at 7:00 a.m. and you aren't getting home until 10:00 4 They are staying at the Red Centre Hostel.
p.m. 5 It is very hot and sunny.
Stuart: I know. I've got a lot of projects. I'm working very hard. 6 Because it is very hot outside.
Diane: Well, yes. Are you finding time to relax? Are you
playing tennis these days, or going to the gym? Activity 5
Stuart: No, I'm not playing tennis or doing exercise. In fact, 1 searching 2 attractions 3 hostel 4 national dish
I'm working and eating and sleeping.
5 unique 6 air-conditioning
Diane: How's Isabel?
Stuart: She's OK, I think. She's spending a lot of time at work LANGUAGE STUDY
as well. She isn't having a very good time.
Activity 1
Diane: Look. I'm not doing much at the moment. Why don't I
look at that report?
8
Stuart: Oh, thanks, Diane.
1 We're visiting the town of Alice Springs.
2 His name is David.
Activity 10
3 They're from Australia.
1b 2a 3c
4 I usually go to work at nine o'clock.

Activity 11
Activity 2
Student's own answers.
1 It's hot!

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Answer key
2 I love barbecues. COnSOLIDATIOn
3 What are you doing now? Activity 1
4 We're staying in a hostel. 2 She travels and looks for information and material for her
5 The National Park is amazing. new books.
6 They aren't sitting in the sun. 3 She usually goes out and visits her friends or goes to the
local pubs.
9 4 She likes walking with her dog and writing travel books.
1 It's hot! 5 She writes tweets and updates her blog.
2 I love barbecues. 6 People book their holidays online (on the internet).
3 What are you doing now?
4 We're staying in a hostel. Activity 2
5 The National Park is amazing. Student's own answers.
6 They aren't sitting in the sun.
Activity 3
Activity 3 1 Italy 2 a bakery 3 5:00 a.m. 4 at midnight 5 bookshop
1 Rod is sitting on a train. 6 10:00 a.m. 7 Spanish 8 eleven o'clock 9 taxi driver
2 He is going home (from work). 10 security 11 six o'clock 12 ten o'clock
3 Mimi is at a hotel in Cambridge.
4 Mimi is drinking a coffee and texting her friends. 11
5 Mimi usually visits the university and goes shopping. Man: Hello and welcome to One World Radio. Today's
6 Her name is Helena. programme is called 'One world, different lives'.
Woman: Fabio, Kala, and Dale are all from different countries.
10 Man: Fabio lives in Rome.
Mimi: Hi Rod, it's Mimi, where are you? Woman: He's 20 and, like lots of young Italian men, he lives
rod: I'm sitting on a train at the moment. I'm going home with his parents.
from work. What are you doing? Man: At the moment, he's studying to be a doctor but he's also
Mimi: I'm drinking a coffee and I'm texting my friends. Well, working in his father's bakery. Fabio, tell us about your
and now I'm talking to you. day.
rod: OK, well, right now, I'm eating a sandwich. It isn't a Fabio: My day is very long. I don't get a lot of sleep. I wake up at
good sandwich! By the way, where are you? five o'clock and make bread. I work all day at university
Mimi: At the moment, I'm staying in a hotel in Cambridge. as well. I go to bed at midnight. I don't really have a
rod: Cambridge? What's the weather like today? Is the sun social life.
shining? Man: Thank you, Fabio. Next, Kala. Kala is Canadian. She's
Mimi: No, it's raining! Do you like Cambridge? 60, a retired nurse and she lives in Vancouver.
rod: Yes, I love Cambridge. I often have dinner at the Caf Woman: She's retired from nursing but right now, she's
Rouge on Kings Street. Do you eat there? working in a bookshop.
Mimi: Yes, sometimes. Kala: I'm saving money for a holiday to Argentina. I
sometimes work four hours a day; I start at ten
rod: Right. What do you usually do in Cambridge?
o'clock in the morning. At the moment, I'm doing a
Mimi: I always stay in the same hotel. It's called the Western
Spanish course in my free time so I often work until
Hotel and it's in the centre of town. I usually visit the
about eleven o'clock in the evening. I enjoy my life.
university and I always go shopping. What are you
Man: And finally, Dale. Dale is Jamaican, from Montego
doing?
Bay.
rod: Right now, I'm emailing my friend Helena in Cambridge.
Woman: He usually works about 360 days of the year.
Do you want to meet her for a coffee?
Man: He works long hours to earn money. What are you
Mimi: Thanks, Rod! That's great.
doing at the moment, Dale?
Dale: At the moment, there are a lot of tourists here so I'm
Activity 4
working as a taxi driver during the day and I'm doing
1 I'm sitting, at the moment 2 are you doing 3 I'm drinking,
nightshifts: some nights I work as a security guard
I'm texting, I'm talking 4 Right now, I'm eating 5 often, have
for a local hotel. I often get up at six o'clock and go
dinner 6 always, stay 7 usually, visit
fishing two or three times a week. Right now, I'm
driving to the market to sell my fish. I usually go to
Activity 5 bed around ten o'clock when I don't have to work at
Student's own answers. the hotel. I have got a busy life but a good life.

Activity 6 Activity 4
Student's own answers. 1 He lives with his parents.
2 He is a baker. / He has a bakery.
3 4 5

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Activity 5 Activity 6
Student's own answers. 1 'm / am checking 2 is driving 3 'm / am sitting 4 'm /
am waiting 5 is 6 'm / am drinking 7 is 8 'm / am eating
Activity 6 9 never make 10 'm / am standing 11 is raining 12 'm / am
1 Jean 2 Malcolm 3 Malcolm 4 Jean 5 Malcolm 6 Jean 13 are having 14 is putting 15 'm / am watching

Activity 7 Activity 7
Student's own answers. Student's own answers.

SELF TEST UNIT 2. (GOOD) MEMORIES


Activity 1
1 catches the bus 2 leave the house 3 commutes 4 start I remember when you were born
work, finish work 5 go to the bathroom 6 get home
Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 2
1 live 2 catch, is raining, are driving 3 I never drink 4 is he
Activity 2
doing, He's writing 5 is making
1 Grandma spoke Spanish, French and Italian.
2 They met at university.
Activity 3
1 is snowing 2 isn't / is not snowing 3 'm / am having
4 'm / am learning 5 starts 6 have 7 go 8 are 9 are having Activity 3
10 are sitting 11 'm / am eating 12 'm / am writing 13 talk / 1 Because it's Grandpa Stiles's birthday.
are talking 14 don't speak 2 They got lost.
3 It's Grandma. / It's their grandmother.
Activity 4
They are friends. Activity 4
1a 2b 3b
12
Naomi: Hello, Naomi Clough. Activity 5
Edwin: Hello, it's me! 1 Grandpa was in the civil service for 20 years.
Naomi: Hello, Ed. How are you? 2
Edwin: I'm OK. I'm sitting in front of my computer. Where are 3 Chris and Sophie were at university together.
you? 4
Naomi: I'm sitting on the train. Are you at home? 5 Last year, the family went camping / went to a campsite
Edwin: Yes. Are you coming home? on holiday.
Naomi: No, sorry, it's Thursday night. I always go to my book 6
club on Thursdays.
Edwin: Oh, your book club! But I'm cooking dinner at the Activity 6
moment. It's chicken and I know you love chicken. Student's own answers.
Naomi: I'm sorry, but Saba's usually at book club and I want to
talk to her. She's having a difficult time at work. READING
Edwin: I see. OK, no problem. Saba's a good friend. See you Activity 1
later. What time? Student's own answers.
Naomi: Book club never finishes late.
Edwin: You usually talk until midnight! OK, remember Activity 2
tomorrow's Friday and you usually go to work early 1 Pauline 2 Scotty 3 Leslie
on Fridays.
Naomi: I know! Oh, I can't talk any more, the train's stopping. Activity 3
See you later. What's that noise?
a3 b1 c2
Edwin: I'm opening a bottle of wine! See you later.

Activity 4
Activity 5
1 Paul 'Scotty' Scott talked a lot at school.
1
2 His friend Harry lived in Manchester and moved to London.
2 She is sitting on the train.
3
3 Naomi is meeting a good friend.
4 The doctors and nurses were very friendly and kind when
4 The book club never finishes late. she was in hospital.
5 She usually goes to work early on Fridays. 5
6 Naomi finishes the call because the train is stopping. 6 A famous escapologist stayed in a room at the Railway
7 He is drinking some wine. Hotel.

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Answer key
Activity 5 Activity 4
1 Paul Scott was at school for five years. Student's own answers.
2 He met Harry Kelly on the first day of school.
3 Leslie Smith was in hospital for ten days. Activity 5
4 She's 18 years old. 1 Greek 2 Athens 3 three 4 English teacher 5 chocolate
5 She's writing about a history of the Railway Hotel in Oxford.
6 The escapologist stayed in his room for twelve hours. 15
ed: Hi and welcome to 'Look Back At Your Life' with me, Ed
Activity 6 Hanson. My guest today is from the popular TV series
Student's own answers. Who wants to make a million? Ladies and gentleman,
businesswoman Maria Papas. Now, Maria, let's look
LAngUAge STUDY back at your life! Maria, you're Greek, and you were
born in Athens.
Activity 1
Maria: That's right. I was born in Athens and I lived there for
a start your own business
ten years. When I was three I went to a British school
b have a child
in Athens and then, when I was 11 I went to school in
c find a job England.
d leave school ed: Why did you go to school in England?
e go to university Maria: My father was Greek but my mother was English. So I
f fall in love went to my mother's school in England. It was a great
g meet a famous person school and my English teacher for the first three years
h buy or rent a house / flat was fantastic.
i move to a different city ed: Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to
j retire Mrs Hilda Fletcher.
Hilda: Hello, Maria.
Activity 2 Maria: Mrs Fletcher, it's great to see you.
family & home buy or rent a house / flat, move to a ed: Hilda, tell us about the first time you met Maria.
different city, retire Hilda: I remember, it was her first day at school. She was a
very small girl and that day she was really nervous.
education go to university, leave school
Maria: Yes, I was. But we talked for about 30 minutes about
relationships fall in love, meet a famous person Greece. And after that I loved school. Thank you!
work start your own business, find a job ed: Thank you, Mrs Fletcher. And Maria, you were a
businesswoman at school. Is that right?
Activity 3 Maria: Yes, my dad sent me chocolate from Greece but I
didn't eat it. I sold it to the other girls. I made a big
1 work: Ian nervous, tired
profit!
2 university: Bart surprised, happy
ed: Well, you made a good start at school, Maria, and
3 relationships: Valentina happy
4 family: Leslie excited, happy
Activity 6
1 2
14
3 She went to her mother's school in England.
1 Hello. My name is Valentina. I remember when I left home.
4 Mrs Fletcher taught Maria for three years.
I lived in Russia and I went to study in Paris. I met a very
nice French student there and I fell in love for the first time. 5
I remember I felt happy every day. It was a wonderful time
in my life. Activity 7
2 I'm Ian. I started my own business when I was 18. It was 2 went 3 started 4 finished 5 died 6 did 7 bought
an on-line games site. I was very nervous. My office was 8 became 9 met
my bedroom. I worked for 14 hours every day and I often
felt tired. I didn't make a lot of money but it was a good Activity 8
experience.
3 When I was a child, life was great. My parents were kind and 16
my brother was wonderful. My dad was in the army so my [/t/] finished stopped watched worked
family often moved to different cities but I always felt excited [/d/] played snowed travelled loved answered
to live in a new place and I had lots of friends. Dad was away
[/d/] decided added started visited
a lot but he was always home at Christmas.
4 I was the first person in my family to go to university. My
brother opened the envelope. He said 'Well done, Bart. You
passed your exams.' I felt really surprised! So I went to
university and I studied medicine. I loved it and I was very
happy there.

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Activity 9 Life is not always easy
/t/ /d/ /d/ Activity 1
helped changed ended Student's own answers.
looked died hated
passed killed needed Activity 2
talked listened visited
Student's own answers.
washed lived waited
moved wanted
retired Activity 3
stayed Student's own answers.

17 Activity 4
changed died ended hated helped killed listened 1a 2c 3b
lived looked moved needed passed retired stayed
talked visited waited washed wanted Activity 5
Her first love was her best friend's cousin.
18
[/t/] helped looked passed talked washed Activity 6
[/d/] changed died killed listened lived moved retired 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
stayed
[/d/] ended hated needed visited waited wanted Activity 7
2, 4
Activity 10
Student's own answers. Activity 8
Student's own answers.
Activity 11
2 worked, for three years 3 lived, for thirteen years READING
4 sang, for two and a half years 5 performed, for 12 years Activity 1
6 directed, for 15 years Student's own answers.

Activity 12 Activity 2
1 Tolosa, 1973 2 36 3 family 4 Mount Everest Student's own answers.
5 Barcelona 6 opened
Activity 3
19 1E 2A 3F 4B 5D 6C 7G
Hi, I'm Ed Hanson and today I'm talking about Edurne Pasabn.
She was born in Tolosa in the Basque Country on 1 August 1973. Activity 4
Edurne climbs mountains tall mountains! There are fourteen
1 Sue and Nigel argued about the same things: money, work, time.
very tall mountains in the world they are more than 8,000
2 Because they worked for about 14 hours a day.
metres. This group of mountains has a special name 'eight-
3 They wrote their lists when they went on holiday.
thousanders'. When Edurne was 36, she became the 21st person
and the first woman in history to climb all of the fourteen eight- 4 They realised that they didn't do the things they enjoyed
thousander mountains in the world. doing.
She started climbing mountains when she was very young. 5 They walk every day, Nigel grows vegetables and Sue cooks
When she was at school she went on holiday with her family to and bakes.
the Alps and climbed Mount Blanc. She was only sixteen. After
that, she climbed more tall mountains in the Andes. In 2001 she Activity 5
climbed her first very tall mountain, her first eight-thousander. 1 Nigel and Sue argued a lot.
This mountain was Mount Everest. 2
Edurne is also an intelligent woman. She did a university degree 3 Sue wanted to buy a new house and new furniture.
in engineering. Her family have an engineering company in the 4 They sat down for twenty minutes and then they wrote their
Basque Country, but she doesn't work in this company. Edurne lists.
lived for some years in Barcelona, but then she returned to the 5 Nigel and Sue never cooked in London.
Basque Country and opened a bed and breakfast and a restaurant.
What next for Edurne? LANGUAGE STUDY
Activity 1
Activity 13
Student's own answers.
21
unhappy argument website vegetables remember
relax friendly

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Answer key
Activity 2 6 when 7 After
1 2 3
Activity 8
bored comfortable annoyed
Student's own answers.
foolish confident confused
happy interested depressed
moody excited
COnSOLIDATIOn
nervous relaxed Activity 1
sad surprised 1b 2c 3a
tired
worried Activity 2
1 He wanted to play roulette.
22 2 Eva felt foolish.
angry annoyed bored comfortable confident confused 3 They went shopping.
depressed excited foolish happy interested moody
4 He played in a university rugby match.
nervous relaxed sad surprised tired worried
5 He felt very uncomfortable.
6 She felt very nervous.
Activity 3
7 There were ten people in the room.
1 angry 2 depressed 3 confused 4 excited 5 foolish
6 moody
Activity 3

Activity 4 right wrong


Albert 1 annoyed 2 nervous 3 relaxed before the looked for information didn't look at
interview about the company people's names
Lisa 1 confused 2 cool 3 foolish
David 1 uncomfortable 2 surprised 3 angry during the answered some felt very nervous and
interview questions correctly said foolish things
23 got another interview
after the
Albert: I remember, I went with my dad to watch an for a job in another
interview
company and got the job
international football match between England and
Brazil. England lost so I felt quite annoyed. After the
match, we met this guy. We talked for a while and then
24
I realised it was Pel, the most famous footballer in
the world! I felt nervous at first but he was very polite Martin: Hello and welcome to The World of Work here on UK
and friendly and after a few minutes he made me feel Radio South. On the line is Louise Samson. She's got
really relaxed. He was a star but also a person, like me a story for us. Hello, Louise.
and my dad. Louise: Hello, yes, thank you Martin. My story is about my first
Lisa: I remember May 2nd, 1997. I was on a school trip to job interview.
France. We stopped on the motorway to eat lunch. Martin: I see.
One of the boys in my class, Andrew Bell, offered me Louise: Before the interview, I looked for information about
a cigarette. I was only 12! I felt confused. I didn't want the company.
a cigarette but I wanted to be cool, like Andrew. So, Martin: Good.
anyway, I took a cigarette and smoked it and then I Louise: Yes, but I wasn't very careful when I read the
was sick on the bus. I felt really foolish! information about the company.
David: I remember that I went to a school disco. There was Martin: In what way?
a girl there. Her name was Sarah. One of her friends Louise: I didn't look at the names of the people in the company.
asked me if I liked her. I said I did but I didn't really. Particularly the people who did the job interviews. One of
We danced together and I felt really uncomfortable. I them was called Alan White. Anyway, when I arrived I was
didn't like her and I didn't want to dance with her. And very confident and then I walked into the room and saw
then she just kissed me! I was so surprised I didn't him.
know what to do, I just stood there, like a tree! She Martin: Him?
was really angry. It wasn't a long relationship! Louise: Alan White. Before I moved to Birmingham, I lived in
Glasgow and I had a boyfriend. His name was Alan
Activity 5 White.
1 Brazil 2 footballer 3 France 4 twelve 5 uncomfortable Martin: Ah. How did you feel?
6 short Louise: Very uncomfortable. He recognised me but I thought
he was very unfriendly. I started to talk very fast. The
Activity 6 other interviewers thought I didn't know about the job.
Student's own answers. I answered some questions correctly but when Alan
looked at me or asked a question, I felt nervous and
Activity 7 said foolish things.
1 before 2 After / When 3 after 4 When 5 After Martin: And after the interview?

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Louise: Alan rang me and told me I didn't get the job. He said 2 Helen wasn't annoyed with Thomas.
he was surprised when I walked into the room and he 3 4
wanted me to get the job. But the other interviewers 5 Helen's dad worked in a hospital.
thought I was nervous, uncomfortable and unfriendly. We
talked and he told me about a job in another company. Activity 7
I was very well-prepared for that interview and I got the Student's own answers.
job.

Activity 8
Activity 4
Student's own answers.
1 arrived 2 went 3 wanted 4 organised 5 got 6 drove
7 read 8 was 9 took 10 had 11 ate 12 broke
26
13 returned 14 called
1 How old were you when you left school?
2 Did you pass all your exams?
Activity 5
3 How did you feel?
Student's own answers.
4 Did you go to university or start work?
5 Did you take a holiday the summer after you left school? (If
SELF TEST
'Yes' Where did you go? Who did you go with? How long
Activity 1 were you on holiday?)
1 bored 2 angry 3 tired 4 uncomfortable 5 confident
6 surprised Activity 9
Student's own answers.
Activity 2
1 visited 2 fell 3 started 4 went 5 left
UNIT 3. LEARNING LANGUAGES
Activity 3
1 Before I took the bus, we had a pizza. How can I improve my English?
2 When we visited Morocco, we went to the market. Activity 1
3 Every day, before I ate breakfast, I swan in the sea. Student's own answers.
4 When I went to Hollywood, I met Angelina Jolie and I was so
excited. Activity 2
5 Two years after I left home, my mum bought a new house. 1 Stavros's room number is 9.
6 After I went to my best friend's wedding, I met my husband 2 She is practising vocabulary and pronunciation.
at the wedding reception.
Activity 3
Activity 4
/s/ Alex Stanley
1 Before he went to university, Mick lived at home for twenty
years. Well done!
2 Mick was a teacher for ten months. Good job!
3 Mick owned his first car for eight years. Thats great!
Congratulations!
Activity 5 Keep going!
First meeting between Thomas and his wife. The invitation to
Helen in a restaurant. Thomas's accountant.
Activity 4
1 She wants to go to Stone Street.
25
2
I met my wife, Helen, at a Christmas party. I offered to buy her a
3 Stanley helps Maria with the pronunciation of 'January'.
drink and she accepted. I got her the drink but then I fell over and
4 Maria wants to do her homework.
the drink went all over her. I thought she was quite annoyed but
actually she just laughed. I knew then that she was a very special 5
girl and I invited her to a restaurant. I bought some flowers and
some chocolates and we went out for dinner. When we arrived at Activity 5
the restaurant, I gave her the flowers but the chocolates fell to the 1a 2c 3b 4b
floor, under the table. When I looked for the chocolates, I hit my
head on the table. Helen took me to hospital and I met her dad for Activity 6
the first time. He's a hospital doctor. He checked my head and told Student's own answers.
Helen to take me home.
reading
Activity 6 Activity 1
1 Student's own answers.

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Answer key
Activity 2 Activity 5
Student's own answers. 1 May / Can we go
2 can't / may not
Activity 3 3 May / Can I get
c 4 May / Can I sit
5 may / can
Activity 4 6 may / can Paul share
Student's own answers. 7 can't / may not

Activity 5 Activity 6
1 No, they don't. They like being correct. 1c 2a 3b
2 They should speak more and be adventurous.
3 They love listening and speaking. 30
4 No, they don't worry a lot about mistakes. Peter: Good evening and welcome to Language Today.
5 They like doing practical things. I'm Peter Chatterton. We're very lucky to have with
6 They should think about the language and learn some us in the studio this evening our three guests,
grammar. Professor Madeleine Wrighton ...
Madeleine: Hi!
Activity 6 Peter: Professor Trevor Oldcastle ...
1c 2e 3a 4b 5f 6d Trevor Good evening.
Peter: And Professor Olivia Booth ...
LAngUAge STUDY Olivia: Hello viewers.
Activity 1 Peter: Let me start by asking you for your advice to
people who want to learn a language. Professor
28 Wrighton?
brown conjunction films grammar lunch next Madeleine: You can call me Madeleine, Peter. Well, my advice
please shouldn't street tests to language learners is this. You should speak,
speak and speak. That's it. No books, no grammar,
no writing, just talking. Simple.
Activity 2
Peter: Thank you Prof... sorry, Madeleine. Professor
1 Students shouldn't speak in class.
Oldcastle, or may I call you Trevor?
2 Claire practices Spanish grammar.
Trevor: No, you can't call me Trevor, thank you. I don't agree
3 Children can't play in the street. with Professor Wrighton. I think that people who
4 We have lots of tests at school. are serious about languages should use books. For
5 I prefer watching English films. example, you should read the dictionary to learn new
words.You shouldn't have it in the bookcase and never
29 look at it. Look for new words and write them down.
1 Students shouldn't speak in class. Peter: Thank you. Finally, Professor Booth.
2 Claire practices Spanish grammar. Olivia: I'm sorry to say that your other 'experts' are both
3 Children can't play in the street. wrong. I believe that learners should 'live' the
4 We have lots of tests at school. language they want to learn. For example, English.
5 I prefer watching English films. You should buy an English newspaper or magazine,
such as The Times newspaper, and read it every
day. You should go on holiday to England or the
Activity 3
USA, listen to English music, drink English beer and
1 noun language, learner, textbooks, eat a full English breakfast.
notebooks, exams Peter: OK ...
2 adjective traditional, adventurous Olivia: Oh yes, but what about finding an English husband
3 pronoun he, she, they or wife? You should move house, to England,
change your name to Smith ...
4 verb enjoys, likes, using, writing, pass,
Peter: OK, Professor Booth, thank you.
speaking, are
Trevor: I'm sorry but this isn't correct. Language learners
5 adverb usually, sometimes, often
should take exams and study grammar rules.
6 preposition on, in Madeleine: Really, Trevor, that is a very traditional approach.
7 conjunction and, or, but The future is self-study, distance-learning material
and the Internet. Learners should think about
Activity 4 communication. Speaking, talking, chatting, not
1c 2g 3e 4h 5a 6f 7d 8b books and dictionaries.
Olivia: No, no, culture, culture, culture that's what people
should have.

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Peter: Yes, thank you, Professor Booth. Now, if I could Activity 11
just move on to ... 1a 2c 3b

Activity 7 Activity 12
1 should speak all time. Student's own answers.
2 shouldn't use books.
3 shouldn't learn in a traditional way.
Can you understand me?
4 should use a dictionary. Activity 1
5 should take exams. Student's own answers.
6 shouldn't worry about culture.
7 shouldn't use textbooks. Activity 2
8 should buy the newspaper. Student's own answers.
9 shouldn't live in their own country.
Activity 3
Activity 8 Student's own answers.
1 prefer 2 Reading 3 grammar 4 speaking 5 shy
6 advice 7 please Activity 4
1 Borja arrived five weeks ago.
31 2 Because his host family doesn't speak Spanish (so he needs
Robert: Hello Michelle and welcome to the Robin School of to speak English to have breakfast and dinner with them).
English. I'm Robert, I'm the director of the school. 3 Borja has two English friends.
Michelle: Hello. 4 There are ten.
Robert: Can I ask you a few questions about your English? 5 In every class there is a dictionary.
Michelle: Of course.
Robert: Thank you. OK, first, what do you prefer doing in Activity 5
English? Mrs Mr
Boys
Michelle: Oh, reading and writing. I like grammar, spelling and Higgins Patel
exams. speak(s) the
Robert: Good. Why don't you like speaking? Queens
Michelle: I feel very shy. English
Robert: I see. Is this your first visit to England? have / has

Michelle: Yes. an accent
Robert: At school in France, is your teacher French or use(s) American

English? English
Michelle: She is French.
Robert: And does your teacher usually speak to you in Activity 6
English or in French? 1b 2c 3a
Michelle: In French.
Robert: OK, Michelle, I think that you are not very confident. Activity 7
Michelle: Yes. Student's own answers.
Robert: May I give you some advice?
Michelle: Yes, please. reading
Robert: You are in England now. You should read and write Activity 1
and learn new words. That's very good. But, you a wrong b revise c writing d notebook e distance-learning
shouldn't only do those things. You should talk to f grammar rules g definition h textbook
English people every day. The teachers here are all
English. You should ask them questions and talk in Activity 2
class. You should make English friends. Finally, you
1 vocabulary notebooks 2 modern methods 3 communication
shouldn't feel shy and you shouldn't worry about
4 translation
mistakes when you are speaking.

Activity 3
Activity 9
1 They are experts on learning languages.
1, 2, 4, 6
2
3 It is not always interesting: when you are an adult, it is
Activity 10
complicated and sometimes boring.
Student's own answers.
4
5 They sometimes use computers but they usually use
notebooks.

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Answer key
Activity 4
1 Six weeks. 35
2 He can speak 12 languages. 1 Here are some examples.
3 Learn vocabulary and study grammar. 2 The answer is wrong.
4 His DVD. 3 Where is your class?
5 Reading, writing, listening and speaking. 4 We're doing a grammar exercise.
5 Who's your English teacher?
Activity 5 6 There are four mistakes in this exercise.
1 communication 2 revise 3 notebooks 4 practise
5 pronounce 6 grammar Activity 4
Aa Bc Cb Dd ee
Activity 6
Student's own answers. 36
Student: Excuse me, what does this word mean?
LAngUAge STUDY Teacher: When you're looking at Spanish newspapers or
Activity 1 magazines, you need to look up new words in a
1 I'm good 2 get by 3 make mistakes 4 Could you speak dictionary.
up a bit 5 I can't understand 6 Could you speak more Student: OK. How do I do that?
slowly?, Could you say that again? Teacher: First, you look up the headword and then you need
to find the right form.
33 Student: OK. Do you mean is it a noun, verb, adjective and so
Peter: I'm lucky. I'm good at languages. I understand words on?
quickly and I can learn pronunciation easily but I Teacher: Exactly. Then you need to find the correct definition
always have my dictionary with me. I find examples of for the context. So, you look at the examples.
words and how to use them. Student: I see. And I find the one that is the same or similar to
Lauren: I love learning Spanish. I don't know a lot of Spanish what's in this magazine.
grammar and vocabulary but I can get by. I make Teacher: That's correct. Then write the new word in your
mistakes but it's not a problem. I try to read Spanish notebook.
books and magazines. Student: Like this? Do I need to write the new word in a
Peter: In class, my teacher is a quiet speaker. I often say sentence as an example?
'Could you speak up a bit, please?' Teacher: Exactly. Good job!
Lauren: I'm not worried about making mistakes. I often
don't understand people. I just say 'Sorry, I can't Activity 5
understand.' It's easy. It's never a problem. Student's own answers.
Peter: My teachers often speak and I don't understand. But I
don't worry. I say 'Could you say that again, please?'
Activity 6
I sometimes write new words and phrases in my
Student's own answers.
notebook.
Lauren: I carry an iPad. I have a list of new words. I write them
COnSOLIDATIOn
down in a sentence as an example and then write the
definition next to them. My teacher often speaks fast. I Activity 1
say 'Could you speak more slowly?' or 'Could you say 1b 2a 3a
that again?'.
Activity 2
Activity 2 1 2 3 4 5 6

34 Activity 3
four four months four hours 1 Mr Lesforges 2 Eric 3 Grammargirl
for for Peter for Anne
our our teacher our exam Activity 4
more more slowly more exercises 1L 2G 3L 4E 5G 6E

Activity 3 Activity 5
1 Here are some examples. 1c 2a 3d 4b
2 The answer is wrong.
3 Where is your class? Activity 6
4 We're doing a grammar exercise. 1 to travel 2 speak to people 3 shouldn't worry about
5 Who's your English teacher? making mistakes
6 There are four mistakes in this exercise.

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5 She shouldn't study when she's tired.
37 6 You should always try to guess new words from their context.
1 Bruce: Hello, my name's Bruce. I can speak English, some
Spanish and a little French. To learn languages, I Activity 4
think you need to travel. When you learn a language, 1 don't need to 2 need to 3 don't need to 4 need to
you should speak to people. You shouldn't worry 5 need to 6 need to 7 need to
about making mistakes. Finally, I think you need to
learn a lot of vocabulary.
Activity 5
2 Kiki: Hello, my name's Kiki. I can speak English, some
His accent is terrible.
Spanish and a little French. To learn languages, I
His feels tired.
think you need to travel. When you learn a language,
you should speak to people. You shouldn't worry He had to read a complicated document.
about making mistakes. Finally, people should visit He needs to read three documents for tomorrow.
different countries and live in them. He looks up lots of words in the dictionary.
3 Chad: Hello, my name's Chad. I can speak English, some People speak too quickly or too quietly.
Spanish and a little French. To learn languages,
I think you need to travel. When you learn a Activity 6
language, you should speak to people, you Student's own answers.
shouldn't worry about making mistakes. Finally,
you can learn languages through distance learning
and watching TV. You should try them. UNIT 4. HEALTH
4 Maggie: Hello, my name's Maggie. I can speak English,
some Spanish and a little French. To learn What's the matter?
languages, I think you need to travel. When you Activity 1
learn a language, you should speak to people. You
Student's own answers.
shouldn't worry about making mistakes. Finally,
you need to study a lot. I make a lot of notes.
Activity 2
1 She fell off the bike.
Activity 7
2 He should do sport and eat some fruit.
1e 2c 3f 4d

Activity 3
Activity 8
Student's own answers. Chris Stiles Rosie Mrs Weston
a cough
Activity 9
a temperature
Student's own answers.
a sore throat
Activity 10 a headache
Chad
a broken arm

Activity 11 a twisted ankle


Student's own answers. a cut head
a cold
SELF TEST
Activity 1
1 pronounce 2 notebook 3 adjectives 4 definition Activity 4
5 worry 6 revise 1b 2b

Activity 2 Activity 5
1 Can I borrow your dictionary? 1 Daisy Hill Surgery
2 We can't have the class in the garden. 2 Mr Park
3 Can you say it again? 3 her arm
4 May I get a drink of water? 4 10 years ago
5 No! She can't take the exam! 5 tried alternative therapies

Activity 3 Activity 6
1 You should use a dictionary. 1d 2c 3a 4b
2 It's OK, you shouldn't worry about making mistakes.
3 You should ask them to speak more slowly. Activity 7
4 Students shouldn't concentrate only on grammar. Student's own answers.

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Answer key
reADIng Doctor: Mmm, is that all?
Activity 1 Anne: No. My back I'm OK when I lie down but when I
walk or sit, it hurts.
healthy unhealthy
Doctor: I see. What about going to the bathroom?
do exercise, drink water, eat drink alcohol, drive to work, Anne: It's not very good.
fruit and vegetables, relax smoke, work a lot of hours
Doctor: OK, you may have constipation because you're not
doing exercise.
Activity 2 Frank: Good morning, doctor.
c Doctor: Good morning, Frank. What can I do for you? What's
the matter?
Activity 3 Frank: I'm not feeling very well. I'm working a lot of hours at
1 You have to do some exercise and eat healthy food. the moment and my job is very difficult.
2 They're alternative therapies. Doctor: You are stressed at work.
3 Because coffee can give you a headache. Frank: I don't enjoy work and my boss isn't very nice. And
4 You should drink water. last night, I didn't sleep. I'm very worried, doctor.
What should I do?
5 You don't need to change the way you live.

Activity 5
Activity 4
1 stomach ache 2 10:30 3 in the afternoon 4 a prescription
1 smoke 2 stressed 3 cough 4 infection 5 headache

LAngUAge STUDY 42
Activity 1 1
receptionist: Good morning, Port Road Surgery, how can I
help you?
39
Pascal: Good morning. My name's Pascal. Can I make
[/b/] back about bread Bob
an appointment to see Dr Watkins, please?
[/v/] visit never vitamin drive
receptionist: Of course. Is 10 o'clock OK?
Pascal: That's fine. Thank you.
Activity 2
receptionist: And what's the matter? Have you got a cough?
Pascal: Oh, yes but that's not the problem. Actually, I've
40
got a very bad stomach ache.
1 Bob drives a bus in Vancouver.
2
2 Vicky gave me advice about vitamins.
receptionist: Good morning, Port Road Surgery, how can I
3 You have to visit that website every day. help you?
4 I never watch TV in the evening. Trevor: Hello. Can I make an appointment to see Dr
5 I've got a bad back. Watkins, please?
6 Olive's voice is very quiet. receptionist: No problem. We've got appointments at 8:45,
9:15 or 10:30.
Activity 3 Trevor: Half past ten, please.
1b 2g 3a 4h 5c 6e 7d 8f 9i receptionist: And what's your name, please?
Trevor: Hill, Trevor Hill.
Activity 4 3
1 high temperature, a sore throat, vomiting, flu receptionist: Good morning, Port Road Surgery, how can I
2 back pain, twisted ankle, constipation help you?
3 insomnia, stress Suranne: Hi, can I make an appointment to see a doctor,
please?
41 receptionist: Yes. Dr Watkins has got appointments at 8:45 or
Doctor: So what's the matter, Mark? 9:15.
Mark: I don't feel well at all. My head is hot and this morning, Suranne: Oh, dear, has he got any appointments this
I can't speak. afternoon?
Doctor: I see. Did you take any medicine? receptionist: No, but Dr Garrido has got appointments at 4
Mark: Well, I had a cup of tea and I feel a bit better. But you o'clock or half past four.
can hear, my voice is very quiet. Suranne: Great. Can I make an appointment to see Dr
Doctor: Yes. Do you have any other problems? Garrido at 4 o'clock? My name's Suranne Evans.
Mark: Yes, I felt sick yesterday and I vomited. 4
Doctor: Oh dear, I think you've got flu. receptionist: Good morning, Port Road Surgery, how can I
Doctor: Now, Anne, what's the matter? help you?
Anne: It's my ankle. I can't walk because it hurts. I am very Olive: Can I make an appointment to see Dr Garrido at
uncomfortable. 4 p.m.?

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Receptionist: No, sorry, but Dr Garrido is free at half past four. Activity 7
Olive: OK. It's just for a prescription. My name's Olive 2, 3, 5
Cummings.
Activity 8
Activity 6 a flu b a temperature c a sore throat
Student's own answers. No, Beth doesn't think Ben is ill.

Activity 7 Activity 9
1 have to make 2 must take 3 have to speak 4 must stay Student's own answers.
5 have to do
reading
Activity 8 Activity 1
1b 2d 3a 4e 5c 6f Student's own answers.

Activity 9 Activity 2
1, 3, 6, 8, 9 1 Their names are Maria and Ahnah.
2 Maria eats vegetables and fruit. Ahnah eats meat and fish.
43 3 Maria lives in Crete. Ahnah lives in Alaska.
Good afternoon. So, you want to give up smoking? Good.
Now, here are some instructions to help you. Activity 3
You have to decide to stop. Write a list of the reasons why you Maria b, d Ahnah a, c, e, f
want to stop. When you want a cigarette, look at your list.
You must stop completely. Choose a date for stopping and Activity 4
stop. 1 Maria Paschalidis has got a farm and a small bed and
You must throw away things that make you think about smoking. breakfast hotel in Crete.
When people give up tobacco, you often feel ill so you have to 2
prepare for this. 3 Ahnah never eats fruit and vegetables. She only has
Common problems are headaches, coughs, a sore throat, seaweed.
depression and sometimes insomnia. 4
You must think about what you eat. When people give up 5
smoking, they often eat more food. You should eat fruit and 6 The two women never visit the doctor because they're never
vegetables and not burgers and coke. ill.
Don't worry: it isn't easy. People try many times before they
actually give up.
Activity 5
And don't forget alternative medicine. Acupuncture and
1 healthy 2 twisted 3 catches 4 vitamins 5 dentist
hypnosis are all good ways to help you to stop but you choose
6 depression
what you want to try.

LANGUAGE STUDY
Activity 10
Activity 1
Student's own answers.
1 head 2 ear 3 neck 4 shoulder 5 arm 6 chest 7 back
Fit and healthy 8 elbow 9 hand 10 finger 11 stomach 12 leg 13 knee
14 ankle 15 toe
Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 2

Activity 2 hurt ache sore twist break


Student's own answers. shoulder head finger neck arm
chest ear toe ankle finger
Activity 3 elbow back knee leg
Student's own answers. back stomach elbow toe
elbow
hand
Activity 4
knee
1 2 3 4 5 6

Activity 5
1b 2e 3a 4c 5d

Activity 6
1b 2a 3c 4a

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Answer key
Activity 3 Doctor: I see. What's the matter?
broken toe Patient: I've got a headache and I think I've got flu.
Doctor: You should stay in bed for two days and take some
pain in shoulder
painkillers.
back ache
sneezing Activity 7
twisted neck Student's own answers.

temperature
Activity 8
ear infection
1 take a few days off 2 go to 3 drink 4 write a prescription

COnSOLIDATIOn
45 Activity 1
Doctor: Hello. Now, tell me, how are you? Student's own answers.
Patient: Well, I'm not feeling very well, Doctor.
Doctor: OK. What's the matter? Activity 2
Patient: I play a lot of tennis and I'm having problems. People have to take control of their lives. They have to eat well
Doctor: With your elbow? and they must do some exercise.
Patient: No, it's my shoulder. I can't move it. I've got a terrible
pain. Activity 3
Doctor: OK. 1 The people who think exercise is healthy don't cycle to
Patient: And my back. work.
Doctor: What's the matter with your back? 2 3 4 5 6
Patient: It hurts.
Doctor: I see. Is that all? Activity 4
Patient: I can't hear in my left ear. 1b 2c 3f 4e 5a 6d
Doctor: Right. OK. Any more problems? Have you got a
temperature? Activity 5
Patient: Yes, I have, but I took some aspirin this morning. Student's own answers.
Doctor: I see.
Patient: What can I do? Activity 6
Doctor: First, don't play tennis for some time. Secondly, I know Student's own answers.
you eat well and you do exercise and that's great but I
think you have to relax for a couple of weeks. I'm giving Activity 7
you a prescription for some painkillers and vitamins. headache, back pain, temperature, insomnia, depression

Activity 4 48
1 Mr Nichols hurt his shoulder and his back. Lydia: Hello, Doctor North.
2 He took some aspirin. Doctor: Hello, Mrs Prescott. Please, come in and sit down.
3 He can't play tennis and he must relax for a couple of weeks. Lydia: Thank you.
4 He prescribes him some painkillers and vitamins. /Painkillers Doctor: Now, what's the matter?
and vitamins.
Lydia: I just don't feel very well. I have a headache all the
time. I'm always sneezing.
Activity 5 Doctor: Have you got any other symptoms? Sore throat? Neck
Student's own answers. or back pain?
Lydia: My back hurts sometimes. And I often have a high
46 temperature. I'm worried, doctor.
Doctor: Hello. Now, tell me, how are you? Doctor: Well, do you smoke and do you drink alcohol?
Patient: Well, I'm not feeling very well, Doctor. Lydia: Yes, I smoke about ten cigarettes a day. I'm trying to
Doctor: OK. What's the matter? stop but I can't. And I usually have one or two glasses
Patient: I play a lot of tennis and I'm having problems. of wine in the evenings.
Doctor: How do you feel about your life, Mrs Prescott? You
Activity 6 know, your job, family and so on.
Student's own answers. Lydia: My family are great but my job's very stressful at the
moment.
47 Doctor: Do you sleep well?
Doctor: Good morning. How are you? Lydia: No, not really. I often can't sleep. What should I do?
Patient: I'm not feeling very well, Doctor. Doctor: First, no cigarettes. I think you should try alternative
medicine, you know, like hypnosis. Also, you shouldn't

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drink alcohol during the week. Only drink one or two
glasses of wine at the weekend. Your job is stressful UNIT 5. TRAVELLING
and I think you are feeling depressed. I can give you
some painkillers for your headache but you should Where do you want to go?
take a week off work. I also think you must get more
Activity 1
exercise. Do you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables ?
Student's own answers.

Activity 8
Activity 2
1 is always sneezing 2 every day 3 job 4 is feeling
1 David
depressed 5 headache 6 shouldn't
2 They booked a holiday around Europe.

Activity 9
Activity 3
Healthy: She played golf on Saturday. She ate an apple and
Istanbul, Sweden, Scotland, Greece and Edinburgh.
she drank a bottle of water.
Unhealthy: She drove to work on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday. She got a taxi and a bottle of wine on Wednesday. Activity 4
She had a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee with sugar on 1
Thursday. Today she had lunch in the bar: fish and chips. 2 Betty thinks Istambul is very expensive.
3 4 5 6 7 8
Activity 10 Activity 5
Student's own answers. c

SELF TEST Activity 6


Activity 1 Student's own answers.
1 cold 2 headache 3 pain 4 terrible 5 unhealthy
6 aspirin 7 sick 8 prescription 9 stomachache 10 ankle reading
The hidden illness is: DEPRESSION. Activity 1
1e 2f 3d 4a 5b 6c
Activity 2
1f 2b 3d 4g 5h 6a 7e 8c Activity 2
Student's own answers.
49
A: You're a doctor. What sort of illnesses do you see? Activity 3
B: That depends. A lot of people come to see me with common a
problems like a sore throat.
A: Is that serious? Activity 4
B: Sometimes. When you have a sore throat and a temperature. 1 accommodation 2 travel agency 3 abroad 4 departure
A: I see. lounge 5 city break 6 journey 7 busy 8 aisle seat
B: Yes, then I usually have to write a prescription. 9 hand luggage 10 self-catering
A: What for? Painkillers?
B: No, antibiotics. Activity 5
A: When should people go directly to hospital? 1 Airports are often very busy and very boring.
B: When your problem is serious, for example, a pain in your 2 Trains are good for children because there is usually more
chest or a broken arm, for example. space and you can walk around the carriage.
A: What about problems like insomnia? 3 Holidays at home can be very exciting.
4 Because you can cook your own food, and you don't have to
Activity 3 worry about making noise.
1c 2d 3g 4a 5e 6h 7b 8f 5 Because you can save money.
6 Take hand luggage only for short trips, then you don't have
Activity 4 to wait for your baggage when you arrive at your destination.
1b 2a 3c 4d 7 Because there is more space and you can move around.
8 You should wait for the train at the end of the platform; the
Activity 5 train is usually quite empty at the end.
Example answer:
1 You should give up smoking, you have to do exercise and
LANGUAGE STUDY
you should eat healthy food. Activity 1
2 You have to give up tea and coffee. You must take a hot 1d 2j 3e 4a 5k 6h 7b 8i 9l 10 f 11 c 12 g
glass of milk before you go to bed. You have to try alternative
medicine, acupuncture or hypnosis.

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Answer key
Traveller: In that case, only one suitcase. Can I take my
51 laptop?
aeroplane, airport, baggage, hand baggage, baggage claim, Travel agent: No problem. OK, so, that's the 6:00 a.m. flight to
board the plane, boarding pass, check-in desk, departures Rome from London Heathrow, tomorrow.
lounge, passport control, gate, seat belt. Traveller: How much is the ticket?
Travel agent: It's 185 one way. Do you want me to confirm
Activity 2 the booking now, sir?
d, e, b, a, c Traveller: Yes, please. What time are the return flights,
please ?
52
Yes, I often fly. What do I do when I get to the airport? Well, Activity 6
nowadays, I check-in online before I go, so I don't need to do 1 did you arrive 2 did you catch 3 did you fly 4 Did you
this when I get there. I confirm my seat and print my boarding have 5 did you do 6 did you stay 7 Did you book
pass. I usually do this the day before I travel.
Then, when I get to the airport, I always go directly to the check- Activity 7
in desk and I check-in my baggage. These days you have to pay Student's own answers.
for baggage so I travel light I only take a small bag because it
costs more money if you take two bags. Often I just take hand 54
luggage, so I don't have to check-in. It's great! What do I do after
Are you travelling to Paris?
check-in?
Do you have a ticket?
Er I usually buy a coffee and a newspaper and go to the
When does the train arrive?
departure lounge. I wait there until it's time to board the plane.
How much was the ticket?
And when I'm on the plane, I sit down, fasten my seatbelt and
sleep.
Activity 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Activity 3
1d 2e 3b 4c
55
Activity 4 1 Do you usually go by train?
1 are you going 2 Do you enjoy 3 do you travel 4 Do you 2 When are they leaving?
ever go by car? 5 Are you working 6 do you usually go 3 What time did they arrive?
7 do you usually take 8 do you do 4 Are you enjoying your flight?
5 Does she like driving?
Activity 5 6 Why did you want to fly?
1 Rome 2 6:00 a.m. 3 3:30 a.m. 4 Two and a half hours 7 Have you got any baggage?
5 20 6 15 7 one way 8 Can I take my laptop?

53 Activity 9
Travel agent: Good morning sir, how can I help you? Student's own answers.
Traveller: Hello. I need to go to Rome tomorrow.
Travel agent: OK, no problem. What time do you want to go? Activity 10
Traveller: I have to be in Rome at midday. Student's own answers.
Travel agent: OK, twelve o'clock midday. Do you want to go
by train from St Pancras? You have to change Activity 11
in Brussels. The train leaves at 17:00 p.m. and 1 Student's own answers. 2 Student's own answers. 3 do you
arrives in Rome at 08:00 a.m. want 4 Student's own answers. 5 Student's own answers.
Traveller: No, that's a very long journey. I have to go by 6 Did you have 7 Student's own answers. 8 Student's own
plane. answers. 9 Student's own answers. 10 Student's own
Travel agent: OK. There's a flight from London Heathrow to answers. 11 Student's own answers. 12 Do you want 13 Do
Rome at 6:00 a.m. you know 14 Student's own answers.
Traveller: 6:00 a.m.?! What time do I have to check in?
Travel agent: You can check-in online or at the check-in desk Activity 12
from 3:30 a.m. You have to check-in two hours Student's own answers.
before the flight leaves.
Traveller: OK. How long is the flight? Have you got your boarding pass?
Travel agent: The flight is two and a half hours. Are you Activity 1
travelling with any baggage, sir? Student's own answers.
Traveller: Yes, of course.
Travel agent: Baggage allowance is 20kg but there is a charge Activity 2
of 15 per bag. Student's own answers.

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Activity 3
Student's own answers. 58
1 Did you take the job in Germany?
Activity 4 2 They lost their luggage yesterday.
1 2 3 4 5 6 3 Do you usually take hand baggage?
4 The journey to Yucatn is 4 hours.
Activity 5
1d 2c 3d 4a Activity 3
1 a timetable 2 a platform 3 a carriage 4 a travel card
Activity 6 5 an aisle seat 6 a direct train
1 It leaves at 23:45.
2 She wants a First Class ticket. Activity 4
3 She wants a window seat. 1 A Does the train leave this morning?
4 The check-in is at 21:45. B Yes, there is a train every hour.
2 A How often do trains go to Paris?
Activity 7 B They leave twice a day.
4 3 A When was the direct train to Oxford?
B The direct train leaves once an hour.
Activity 8 4 A Is there a train to Liverpool today?
B Yes, there is one every two hours.
Student's own answers.
5 A How often were there flights to Seville?
reading B There were flights to Seville twice a week.
6 A Do you want to travel tonight?
Activity 1
B No, I prefer to travel in the morning.
Student's own answers.

Activity 5
Activity 2
Student's own answers.
1 All trains leave from Mexico City.
2 Not everyday, there are no trains on Sunday. CONSOLIDATION
3 On Wednesday.
Activity 1
4 Tourists.
1 c 2 Student's own answers.

Activity 3
Activity 2
1 Only from Monday to Friday.
1
2 3
2 On Thursday or Friday.
4 There are window and aisle seats.
3 The budget is 500 per person.
5 On Wednesday.
4
6
7 The train is always very busy.
Activity 3
8 You can buy it at any Mexican ticket office, at the railway
1 There are three flights.
station or online.
2 Flights on Saturday and Sunday.
9 10
3 A double room cost 90.
4 The Hotel Inter.
Activity 4
5 Twice a day at 10:00 and 14:00.
1 one-way 2 baggage 3 reserve 4 window 5 an aisle seat
6 In the Old Town. There are restaurants on Stortorget Street.
6 ticket office

LANGUAGE STUDY Activity 4


1 At three o'clock.
Activity 1
2 Because she was in bed at the moment.
Student's own answers.
3 He plans to eat breakfast at the hotel.
4 He booked a double room for Jen and Katie and a single
57
room for him.
[/dj/] journey baggage job luggage Germany Japan
[/j/] year you yet yesterday young usually
59
Rich: Hi Jen!
Activity 2
Jen: What time is it?
Student's own answers.
Rich: It's three o'clock. Did you read my email?
Jen: Oh, no, sorry. I'm in bed at the moment. I'm not usually

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Answer key
on my computer in the middle of the night. Activity 6
rich: No problem. I'm organising our trip to Stockholm. 1 weekend 2 train 3 every hour 4 once 5 book 6 150
Jen: OK. 7 100 8 20 9 every 10 twice 11 reservation 12 afternoon
rich: Look, flights to Stockholm go every hour on Monday to
Friday so we can go any day. How about Friday? 60
Jen: OK, yes, that's great. Hi, Brenda, it's me, Wendy. Listen, I want to organise a weekend
rich: How do you feel about a boat trip around the trip to Barcelona but I'm not sure what to do.
archipelago? It sounds really interesting. We can fly or take the train. There are lots of flights. There's a
Jen: But we don't speak Swedish. flight every hour I think.The trains don't go very often.They leave
rich: That's OK, there's an English tour three times a week, once a day. The train takes eight hours and you go overnight.
on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so I can make a I love trains though. Can I book a sleeper car? Tell me what you
reservation for Saturday evening. think. Train tickets are 150.
Jen: Do we eat in the hotel or go out? Flight tickets are cheap, 100, but you don't have a baggage
rich: Don't worry, Jen. We can eat breakfast at the hotel. allowance. You have to pay 20 per bag.
There are lots of great places to eat so we can book a My computer isn't working. Can you go online and find out
five star restaurant for Sunday lunch. about things to do in Barcelona? I know there's a market in
Jen: Thanks Rich. What about hotel rooms? the Ramblas. Is it open every day or is it just twice a week?
rich: I can book a double room for you and Katie and a single Are there any good restaurants? Is there an English tour of the
room for me. Is that OK? city? How often does it go?
Jen: That's great. See you this afternoon. Goodnight! I want to make a reservation tonight. Can you call me in the
rich: OK, I'm reserving the flights now. afternoon?
I'm very excited! Talk soon!
Activity 5 Bye!
1 every 2 boat 3 three 4 book / reservation 5 reserve /
book 6 lunch 7 double 8 single
UNIT 6. FASHION: SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES
Activity 6
They ate breakfast in the hotel and then went to the open-air What a lovely necklace!
museum in the morning. They had lunch in a 5 star restaurant.
Activity 1
In the afternoon, they went shopping.
1 Student's own answers.
2a6 b4 c3 d2 e5 f1
Activity 7
Student's own answers.
Activity 2
SeLF TeST Student's own answers.

Activity 1
Activity 3
1 ticket, travel agency 2 check-in desk, baggage 3 gate
1 They don't have any clothes. They lost their suitcase.
4 departure lounge, boarding pass 5 seatbelt, take off
2 They want to get them out for dinner.
6 baggage claim

Activity 4
Activity 2
1 In a flight to Australia.
1 booked 2 return 3 window 4 platform 5 direct
2 For a celebrity dinner. / Because they are going to have a
6 timetable 7 journey 8 sightseeing
celebrity dinner.
3 Because it's red.
Activity 3
4 She bought an old-fashioned dress and he bought a classic
1 Do you prefer flying or travelling by train?
dinner suit.
2 Where did they go on holiday last year?
3 How did he travel there?
Activity 5
4 How often do trains leave for London?
Student's own answers.
5 Did you book the tickets online?
6 When does the next flight go to Madrid? reADIng
7 Did you confirm your booking?
Activity 1
a suit b high-heeled shoe c dress d waistcoat e shirt
Activity 4
f bra g knickers h slippers
Student's own answers.

Activity 2
Activity 5
1 Scott Gasper is a personal shopper.
Student's own answers.
2 Yes, he loves his job because he goes shopping every day.

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Activity 3 Have they got a medium pair?
1 Peter Scotland 2 Ryan Norris 3 Chuck Jackson 4 Clarke Scott: OK. Now, boots for Erica and a shirt for Matilda. I like
Adams those brown boots. They're very fashionable. They're
leather too.
Activity 4 Petra: Great!
1 2 3 4 5 6 Scott: Finally, a shirt for Matilda. I like the pink, cotton one but
it's very loose. It's extra large, so no to the pink shirt.
Activity 5 Right, this shirt is perfect. It's white and it's cotton and
I'm buying it right now!
1c 2e 3f 4a 5b 6d
1 tight 2 smart 3 casual 4 long 5 fashionable 6 large
Activity 6
lANGUAGE STUDY Erica: a, b, h Matilda: c, e, f
Activity 1
Activity 7
62 1 the , the, the 2 - , - , the, the, the 3 - , the, the
[/s/] sit suit sock
[//] shop English shoe Activity 8
[/t/] change chair cheap 1 smaller 2 longer 3 more casual 4 darker 5 tighter
6 more expensive
Activity 2
Activity 9
/s/ // /t/
Shorts, tights, a shirt, boots
size shoe cheap
dress shirt catch
65
lots Spanish match
cashier Paul: Oh, look at these jeans. Let's buy these for Bethany!
sure Liz: Paul, they're too expensive! What do you think of this
sweatshirt?
63 Paul: It's quite tight! But she likes that. Also, it's a great colour
size shoe cheap dress Spanish shirt catch cashier and it's cheaper than the jeans.
sure match lots Liz: OK, let's get the sweatshirt.
Paul: No, just a minute, what about these shorts? They're
Activity 3 tighter than the jeans! Are they OK?
1 leather 2 denim 3 shoes 4 cotton 5 shorts 6 woollen Liz: They're brilliant! OK, no to the jeans and the sweatshirt,
7 earrings 8 necklace 9 handbag 10 coat let's buy the shorts.
Paul: Wait a minute. Do you like that waistcoat? And what
about the red tights?
Activity 4
Liz: I love the waistcoat but it's a bit formal. The sweatshirt's
try, suits, fit, fits
more fashionable.
Paul: You're right.
Activity 5
Liz: The red tights are lovely but red doesn't suit her. Trust
2 leather jacket 3 woollen dress 4 green jeans 5 brown
me Paul, black tights are better. Buy the black tights!
boots 6 cotton shirt
Paul: Do you like the black bra and knickers over there?
Liz: Yes, they're lovely but the white underwear's prettier.
64
Let's not buy them. Oooh, I like this shirt. I know Bethany
Scott: OK, here I am in Macy's with my assistant Petra. This is
doesn't usually wear shirts but this one's quite loose and
a great store for lots of different clothes.
the shorts are tight. That's a great look!
Petra: What are we shopping for today, Scott?
Paul: Boots? Or sandals?
Scott : Today we're shopping for two clients. Matilda Swanson
Liz: The black boots are just amazing. But boots are always
is a singer and she wants some jeans, a shirt and a new
expensive.
coat. Erica Jones works in marketing and she needs a
Paul: No, these are cheaper than the sandals because they're
jacket, a dress and boots. Easy!
on sale. 40% off! Cool!
Petra: I'm looking at coats and jackets now. Look at these.
Here's a long coat for Matilda and a beautiful jacket for
Activity 10
Erica. The jacket is leather.
1 more expensive 2 looser 3 better 4 more casual 5 cheaper
Scott: They're great. Now, what about a dress for Erica?
There's a blue dress and a white dress. The white dress
is size medium so perhaps it's too long. I'll buy the blue Activity 11
dress, it's woollen and the size is right - small. 2 These trousers aren't long enough.
Petra: Just a minute, Scott, those are great jeans. They're 3 The shoes are too tight.
green Matilda's favourite colour. Let's buy those! 4 It's not big enough.

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Answer key
5 It's not cheap enough. Activity 4
6 It's too expensive. 1 Ginza 2 Fifth Avenue 3 Oxford Street 4 Rodeo Drive
7 It's big enough. 5 Strget

Activity 12 Activity 5
1 She always wears trainers. 1 stylish 2 pedestrian 3 fitting room 4 bargain
2 She never wears skirts or shorts or tights.
3 She buys new jeans or sandals once or twice a year. LAngUAge STUDY
4 Because they are more formal than T-shirts. Activity 1
5 Casual and relaxed.
67
Activity 13 1 What a wonderful dress! 2 You look just amazing!
Student's own answers. 3 What interesting trousers! 4 How nice!

I like to look my best Activity 2


Activity 1 1 What a brilliant T-shirt!
Student's own answers. 2 How lovely!
3 You look lovely in that dress.
Activity 2 4 What fashionable shoes!
Student's own answers. 5 That's a great top!
6 What an amazing dress
Activity 3 7 What a smart suit!
Student's own answers. 8 Those jeans are very tight!
1b 2c 3a
68
Activity 4 1 What a brilliant T-shirt! 2 How lovely!
1 Because they're too busy or they're too famous or sometimes 3 You look lovely in that dress. 4 What fashionable shoes!
they don't have the confidence to go shopping and pick out 5 That's a great top! 6 What an amazing dress!
the things they really want. 7 What a smart suit! 8 Those jeans are very tight!
2 You need to have people skills. You need to know what clients
want. You need to know what are in the shops and what's
Activity 3
going to make clients happy.
1 great 2 lovely 3 cool 4 amazing 5 wonderful 6 nice
3 Because she can go shopping every day.

69
Activity 5
Martha: Hi David! You look great!
1b 2e 3a 4e 5c 6d
David: Thanks Martha, that's very kind. Of course, you
always look lovely too!
Activity 6
Martha: Thank you, David. What a cool shirt. Where did you
1 He's wearing a suit, a blue shirt, a tie, a waistcoat, shoes and buy it?
a hat.
David: I bought it in Milan. The clothes there are amazing!
2 He's going to the shop.
Martha: How wonderful! Yes, the shops there are fantastic.
David: Well, Martha, your dress is very nice.
Activity 7
Martha: Thank you. I love it. I bought it in New York.
At Christmas.

Activity 4
Activity 8
Student's own answers.
Student's own answers.

Activity 5
reADIng
1 smallest 2 biggest 3 most expensive 4 most beautiful
Activity 1
5 longest
Student's own answers.

Activity 6
Activity 2
1 more fashionable 2 more practical 3 cheapest 4 longest
1d 2e 3a 4b 5c
5 cooler

Activity 3
Activity 7
1b 2c 3d 4e 5a
Student's own answers.

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CONSOLIDATION SELF TEST
Activity 1 Activity 1
Student's own answers. 1 jeans 2 knickers 3 jacket 4 trainers 5 cardigan 6 coat
7 shorts
Activity 2
1 She likes wearing the latest fashion. Activity 2
2 Yes, because she looks good in them. 1 high-heeled shoes 2 necklace 3 earrings 4 bra
3 She doesn't go shopping very often. 5 waistcoat 6 tights

Activity 3 Activity 3
1c 2a 3a 4b 5b 1 the 2 - 3- 4 the 5 the 6 the

Activity 4 Activity 4
Student's own answers. 1 biggest 2 more casual 3 smaller 4 cheaper 5 most
fashionable 6 more expensive 7 more formal
Activity 5
Steve: 3, 4, 5 Linda: 7, 9 Activity 5
2 It's not cheap enough.
70 3 It's too short.
Steve: Hi Linda. What's in your bag? 4 It's too casual
Linda: Hi Steve. I bought lots of clothes for Hope's party. What 5 They're not loose enough.
did you buy? 6 They're too old-fashioned.
Steve: I bought clothes for the party and some other things.
Let's have a look. Activity 6
Linda: OK. There's this. 1 Danny is talking about a dinner party.
Steve: Oh, that's a nice red sweatshirt. I like red. It's a better 2 He's going with his boss and the company director.
colour than mine. 3 He wants to wear more formal clothes.
Linda: Yes. I looked at a blue sweatshirt but it was too small. 4 Jeans, shirt, waistcoat and shoes.
This one's bigger.
Steve: I tried a suit but it wasn't big enough so I bought a 71
jacket and trousers.
Chris: OK, Danny, you need clothes for a dinner party, right?
Linda: Did you buy shoes?
Danny: Well, yes but it's a dinner party with my boss and the
Steve: Well, no, I got these. They're more informal. Do you like company director.
them?
Chris: So, it's formal. Do you want to wear a suit trousers
Linda: Oh, they're brilliant! I love sandals. and a jacket?
Steve: Thanks. Is that a new handbag? Danny: I'm not sure. My boss is more informal. He usually
Linda: No, but these earrings are new. They were cheaper wears jeans and a jacket.
than any of the others so I bought them. Chris: No problem. What about these jeans? They're a
Steve: They're lovely. Do you always wear earrings? designer label and they fit.
Linda: Yes, and they're lighter than my old ones. Did you buy Danny: Nice! They are the best jeans in the shop. What about
that shirt? a sweatshirt?
Steve: Yes, it's more formal than a T-shirt but I like it. Chris: Oh, no! You need a shirt. Jeans are more informal so a
Linda: How lovely. It's really great good shirt makes you look smarter and just a bit more
formal.
Activity 6 Danny: I see. Jeans, shirt
1 2 Chris: Yes, and a waistcoat. What about this one?
3  Steve bought sandals because he likes more informal Danny: What a great waistcoat! I love it. And shoes. Or what
clothes. about boots?
4 Linda's earrings were very cheap. Chris: Let me see. Shoes are better than boots because
5 Steve bought a formal shirt. they're more formal. Look these are lovely.

Activity 7 Activity 7
1 Because the guests could wear their favourite clothes. Student's own answers.
2 It was his favourite shorts and pink shirt, with trainers.
3 She bought a scarf and earrings.

Activity 8
Student's own answers.

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Answer key
Activity 3
UNIT 7. NEIGHBOURS
1 2 3

They are as friendly as us have good manners

Activity 1 sociable
1 Student's own answers.
rude
2 Student's own answers.
helpful
Activity 2 noisy
1 Because his neighbour is cutting the grass. It's too noisy.
kind
2 Because Frank Sinatra is the best singer for him.
quiet
Activity 3 friendly
11 22 31 41 52 62 73
have bad manners

Activity 4 polite
They both like Frank Sinatra.
Activity 4
Activity 5 a3 b1 c4 d2
Student's own answers.
75
reADIng rod ellis: The girl at number 4 is a nurse and she works
Activity 1 full time. She's a gentle person. She's quiet
Student's own answers. but she's very nice and so is her daughter. The
kid can be a bit noisy sometimes, but I just
Activity 2 turn my music up loud and play video games. I
hardly ever talk to the neighbours. They're less
d
interesting than my friends or my car.
Bill evans: The lady at number 2 is a widow. She's a very
Activity 3
kind, polite lady. However, she does have a lot
Student's own answers.
of cats and they're as messy as well, as a
lot of cats. I play cricket in the garden with my
Activity 4 two sons and we often have to clean up the
Student's own answers. garden. She also plays the piano very badly.
The kids love her and I think she teaches them
Activity 5 some good manners sometimes!
1a 2b 3d 4c Sally Cookson: I'm a single parent. My husband left 4 years
ago and we're divorced. My daughter Maisy
Activity 6 is 10 and she's almost as tall as me! I work full
time as a nurse so it's impossible to meet new
a4 b2 c6 d3 e1 f5
people. I don't see my next door neighbour
very often. He's single. He's quite rude and not
LAngUAge STUDY
very friendly. He often plays loud music ... He's
Activity 1 always having parties and making a noise.
pensioner sociable parent Manners inspector annoyed elsie Trotter: I like my neighbours at number one. Their
preposition children are nice and polite, although they
El sonido est en una slaba no acentuada. once broke my back window with a cricket ball.
Their dog, Bones, is lovely but he isn't very
73 friendly with my cats. The man at number 3 is
pensioner sociable parent manners inspector annoyed single and he drives a very big sports car. He
preposition often plays loud music and has noisy parties
with his friends. He's less friendly than Bill and
Activity 2 his family.

74 Activity 5
computer about nervous director information camera 1 Rod Ellis 2 Sally Cookson 3 Bill Evans 4 Elsie Trotter
mother polite 5 Rod Ellis 6 Bill Evans

Activity 6
1 2 3 4 ,

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Mr Binks is a pensioner. He owns a noisy dog. Mr Binks coughs
76 all the time. He's unfriendly. He lives in the apartment upstairs.
Conversation 1 Aaron and Brittany Shaw are a married couple and they've
Rod: Bill, have you seen my new car? It's very fast. It's a got a one-year-old baby. They argue a lot, but they are very
sports car you know! sociable. They live next door.
Bill: Really? I love cars. Jess Watts is single and has good manners she always says
Conversation 2 hello. She's quiet. She's a doctor and works a lot. She lives in
the apartment downstairs.
Elsie: One of my cats isn't eating properly at the moment,
Rod. Let me know your news soon.
Rod: Really? Well, I can't really help you, I'm afraid. I don't All the best,
know much about cats.
Conversation 3 Activity 10
Sally: Elsie, guess what? I met a lovely man last night at work. Student's own answers.
Elsie: Really? That's nice.
Can you understand me?
Sally: Yes. His name's Russell.
Activity 1
Conversation 4
Student's own answers.
Sally: Is this yours, Rod? I found it in the street.
Rod: Really? What is it?
Activity 2
Sally: It's a wallet. It's got 100 in it.
1
Rod: Really? Can I have a look at it?

Activity 3
Activity 7
Student's own answers.
1 5, 1, 6, 2, 4, 3
2 6, 2, 1, 5, 3, 4
Activity 4
3 3, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 5
1 They are sisters.
2 The have a garden to connect each house. They built a
77
corridor to link the houses.
1
3 They look after each other's house when people go away for
Joel: The people in the flat upstairs are really noisy.
holidays.
Keith: Really?
4 Carola thinks it's important to be sensitive and communicative
Joel: Yes, they had a party last night.
to be a good neighbour.
Keith: What time did it finish?
Joel: 5 a.m. I saw them this morning and they didn't
Activity 5
apologise.
1a 2d 3b 4c
Keith: Oh, no! That's so rude!
2
Activity 6
Sophie: My neighbour is lovely.
1c 2b 3d 4a
Darrell: Really? Why do you like him?
Sophie: Because he's always really helpful.
Activity 7
Darrell: Really? What does he do?
1 They moved in this afternoon.
Sophie: Well, he always cuts my grass. But he's not very well
2 Ben thinks they are cool and funny.
at the moment.
3 Samantha works as a publicist.
Darrell: I'm sorry to hear that.
4
3
Andrea: My neighbours think I'm unsociable.
Activity 8
Richard: Really? I'm sorry to hear that.
Student's own answers.
Andrea: I'm not unsociable. I just work a lot.
Richard: So you don't have much time.
reading
Andrea: No, that's right.
Activity 1
Richard: Well, don't worry. You're not a bad neighbour. You're
Student's own answers.
not rude or noisy.
Andrea: No, I suppose not.
Activity 2
a
Activity 8
Student's own answers.
Activity 3
Adecuados: weather, paying compliments, news, sport
Activity 9
No adecuados: religion, salaries
Example answer:

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Answer key
Activity 4 2 Gardening is less interesting than listening to classical music.
1 3 The countryside isn't / is not as busy as the town.
2 Some people are natural small talkers. Other people find it 4 Collecting stamps isn't / is not as sociable as going to parties.
more difficult. 5 Golf isn't / is not as difficult as yoga.
3 6 Spanish food isn't / is not as hot as Indian food.
4 Men like to talk about sports news.
5 6 Activity 5
1 neighbours 2 noise 3 Parties 4 quiet 5 sociable 6 loud
Activity 5
Paragraph 1 a Get on with b Rude Activity 6
Paragraph 2 a Discuss b Be offended Student's own answers.
Paragraph 3 a Salaries b Pay a compliment
Activity 7
LAngUAge STUDY Student's own answers.
Activity 1
COnSOLIDATIOn
79 Activity 1
The house is as pretty as a picture. Student's own answers.
My daughter is as quiet as a mouse.
He's less interesting than his wife. Activity 2
They're less noisy than us. b, d, e

Activity 2 Activity 3
1 They're as old as us. Student's own answers.
2 He's less stylish than her.
3 Their dog isn't as friendly as our dog. Activity 4
4 They're less sociable than us. Student's own answers.

80 Activity 5
1 They're as old as us. unsociable unfriendly horrible noisy rude
2 He's less stylish than her.
3 Their dog isn't as friendly as our dog. 82
4 They're less sociable than us. Simon: OK, good evening and welcome to the Happy House
Residents' Association meeting. Sorry, John, do you
Activity 3 want to say a few words?
1 as rude as 2 as friendly as 3 as quiet as 4 not as noisy as John: Yes, I do. I always try to be polite but the Arnolds are
5 as helpful as 6 not as tolerant as terrible. They are less sociable than any of the other
people in this apartment block.
81 Kate: I agree with John. They have wild parties every week
and they're noisy
Milo: Hi Dawn! How are you?
Fran: And the kids are rude all the time. In fact, the parents
Dawn: Oh, hi, Milo. Not bad, but I'm really fed up with my
are as rude as the kids and they never smile.
new neighbours. They're as rude as your neighbour,
Mr Pipstock! John: That's right, Fran. And their daughter, Jolene, always
invites her friends to the apartment.
Milo: Oh, dear. Well we all know about him. I'm always as
friendly as I can be to him, but he's so moody! Kate: Yes. Sometimes they're as noisy as elephants.
Dawn: I know. But at least he isn't noisy. Fran: Their music is really bad.
Milo: No, that's true. He's as quiet as a mouse. Are your new John: The wife is very moody. She never speaks to me. I'm as
neighbours noisy then? friendly as I can be. I always say hello and she doesn't
reply.
Dawn: Well, they're less noisy than the old neighbours, but
they're not exactly quiet! Simon: Really?
Milo: Did you help them move in? Fran: Mrs Arnold works in a supermarket. She never smiles.
She's rude, unsociable and unfriendly!
Dawn: Yes. I was as helpful as possible, and they were still
rude. Simon: Oh, dear. I'm sorry to hear that. But I do feel a bit sorry
for her. She has to live with her husband and those
Milo: Well, try to be patient. Maybe they are just shy.
horrible children. We don't!
Dawn: I do try, but I'm less tolerant than you.
John: That's true. Actually their son, Josh, isn't as rude as the
rest of the family. He sometimes smiles!
Activity 4
Kate: Sometimes, but he's less sociable than us. And he's
Example answers:
got that terrible dog. You have to talk to them, Simon.

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Simon: Well, I wrote them a letter last week. Let's see parents argue a lot.
John: Yes, you did and I heard them arguing about it. Mrs Winter lives in apartment 7. She's a single mum and has
They threw it in the rubbish bin. They aren't good got a 17-year-old daughter. She is quiet and friendly and is
neighbours. always polite and helpful.
Simon: OK, why don't I speak to them as soon as possible . Jim

Activity 6 UNIT 8. PLANS AND RESOLUTIONS


a
b Jolene always invites her friends to the apartment. What are your New Year's resolutions?
c Their music is really bad.
Activity 1
d Mrs Arnold works in a supermarket.
Student's own answers.
e
f John got a terrible dog.
Activity 2
1 He is going to a pub (The Woodman) tonight.
Activity 7
2 He is going to change jobs.
Student's own answers.
He is very bored of work.
He's going to do some exercise and try to lose weight.
Activity 8
He wants to get some time off and he wants to travel.
Student's own answers.

Activity 3
SELF TEST
Activity 1 Tom Wendy Ian Jen- Hannah Guy
ny
1 helpful 2 sociable 3 polite 4 noisy 5 moody 6 rude
watch a DVD
Activity 2 go to the pub
1e 2c 3b 4a 5d visit Trafalgar

Square
Activity 3 go on a date
1 as quiet as 2 not as old as 3 not as cold as 4 less polite go to bed
than 5 less sociable 6 as delicious as early
do some work
Activity 4
1 noisy 2 no 3 argue 4 sorry 5 hear 6 argument
Activity 4
7 Really 8 feel
learn Spanish: Ian
start a new hobby (photography): Wendy, Guy
Activity 5
do some exercise: Guy
1 wild, 2 noisy, 3 bad, 4 polite, 5 rude, 6 friendly, 7 sociable,
go on holiday: Wendy, Ian
8 helpful
lose some weight: Guy
get married: Guy
83
stop biting nails: Hannah
A: Did you hear the wild party at number 10 last night?
stop wasting money: Hannah
B: Yes, but it wasn't as noisy as last week.
get a new job: Guy
A: No, that's true. Those people have got really bad manners.
buy a pet: nobody
B: Well, the daughter is quite polite.
A: Well, I suppose she's less rude than her brother.
Activity 5
B: And her mum's always friendly.
Student's own answers.
A:The dad isn't. He's less sociable than a bear with a toothache!
He never does any work in the house.
READING
B: He works long hours. It's not always easy to be helpful.
Activity 1
A: I suppose you're right. Maybe they're OK ...
Student's own answers.

Activity 6
Activity 2
Example answer:
1b 2a
Hi Annika,
Mr Johnson lives in apartment 5. He's a pensioner and has got
Activity 3
two noisy dogs. He is unfriendly and is a widower.
1 Raymond and Martha.
The Trapp family live in apartment 5. They've got six children
under 12 years old. They / The children play loud music and the 2 David.

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Answer key
3 They are taking their family to London for the weekend. ricardo: No, 7 a.m. is good. Charlie's running a marathon
4 They are going to start a new business together. next week. When am I meeting with Simon Lock?
5 Dave is growing a beard and Joanna is getting a new haircut. Chandler: That's on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
6 All their friends and family ricardo: 3 p.m. Wednesday. Good. Thanks. He's organising a
meeting with some Chinese businessmen.
Activity 4 Chandler: On Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. you're talking to
1 Book 2 throw away 3 buy 4 start 5 save 6 give up Business TV about your new business plan for Brazil.
ricardo: No problem. Is that all?
LAngUAge STUDY Chandler: That's it. You're not working on Friday, remember?
Activity 1 You're travelling to Paris with your family.
ricardo: Of course! Brilliant. What time are we leaving?
85 Chandler: You're catching the Eurostar at 7 p.m.You're meeting
cat cut cart Teresa and the children at St Pancras station. You're
staying in Paris on Friday night and then going to
Disneyland at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
86
Activity 6
car plan family but bad love father study relax
1a 2b 3b 4a 5c
party

Activity 7
Activity 2
1 am going to the gym 2 are buying a car 3 having dinner
/ / // //
4 we are playing tennis 5 are going to the pub
cat, plan, love, but, study father, party,
family, bad, car
relax Activity 8
Student's own answers.
Activity 3
1 am going 2 are visiting 3 am competing 4 are we Activity 9
meeting 5 are catching 6 are having 7 are you spending Student's own answers.
8 am staying 9 am watching 10 is taking 11 is sitting
Activity 10
Activity 4 1 are you walking 2 am 3 am meeting 4 am driving
1 On Monday at 11 o'clock, Pilar is playing tennis. 5 Do you want 6 are you going 7 am picking up 8 finishes
2 On Tuesday at 7 a.m., Pilar is having coffee with Ginny. 9 visit 10 is not 11 is spending 12 are you doing
3 On Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., Pilar is going swimming. 13 are going 14 am going 15 is / are playing 16 are having
4 On Thursday, Pilar is not doing anything.
5 On Friday at 8 p.m., Pilar is going to the theatre with Simon.
What are you doing this weekend?
6 On Saturday at 11:30 p.m., Pilar is flying to Rome. Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 5
1 Conference call to 2 1 3 Running 4 4 5 Meeting Activity 2
6 8 p.m. 7 Going out to dinner 8 7 p.m. 9 Paris 1 diary 2 social networking site 3 mobile phone calendar
4 Microsoft office planner 5 wall calendar
87
ricardo: Good morning, Chandler. Monday's here again! Activity 3
What's happening this week? 1 b 2 a, c
Chandler: Hello, Ricardo. Why don't I start with the most
important things first? Activity 4
ricardo: Good idea. I know I'm going out to dinner with 3
Teresa on Thursday evening.
Chandler: That's correct. At 8 p.m. It's your wedding anniversary. Activity 5
ricardo: Now, what am I doing today? No more video games, keep bedroom tidy, get up early, get a
Chandler: Well, it's 8 a.m. now and you're making a conference haircut, get a new girlfriend, stop smoking.
call to Madrid at 9 a.m. to discuss the new contract.
Then you're having lunch with Ben James at 1 p.m. Activity 6
ricardo: OK. He's showing me some new computer software. 3, 5, 6
Anymore?
Chandler: No, that's it for Monday. On Tuesday you're running Activity 7
with Charlie Farmer. That's at 7 a.m. Student's own answers.
ricardo: 7 a.m.?! OK.
Chandler: Is that too early?

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READING 2 That's / That is going to be
Activity 1 3 I'm / I am going to do
Student's own answers. 4 Are you going to join
5 I'm / I am not going to stop
Activity 2 6 going to give up
Suzanne: save money, stay at home, buy a house. 7 are you doing
John: do more housework, do the hoovering and cleaning, do 8 I'm meeting
the washing and the ironing. 9 we're walking
Rachel: get fit, join a health club, walk to work.
Simon: learn a new language, spend less time watching TV, do Activity 5
more exercise, give up fast food. 1 biting my nails 2 smoking 3 eating fast food 4 spending
so much time watching TV 5 shopping 6 drinking alcohol
Activity 3
1 Not always. 91
2 To choose important resolutions that are not impossible to keep. 1 Gill: I'm going to stop biting my nails when I'm nervous.
3 Buying clothes. 2 Ryan: This year I'm going to give up smoking. I have to do it
4 She wants to buy a house one day. because it's good for my health. I always have a cough and I
can't run without getting out of breath.
5 Because he has a baby and he wants to help his wife.
3 Maurice: I love hamburgers, but I'm putting on weight. This
6 He is going to do the washing and the ironing.
year I'm going to stop eating fast food.
7 Fast food.
4 Jimmy: My friends always tell me I'm very unsociable. They
say I have to stop spending so much time watching TV.
Activity 4
5 Gemma: I'm going to give up shopping because I waste so
a7 b5 c3 d9 e2 f4 g1 h6 i8
much on clothes.
6 Tess: I don't feel good. I'm always ill. I'm going to give up
LANGUAGE STUDY
drinking alcohol.
Activity 1
Activity 6
89 Student's own answers.
How How did you find me? How are you, Pete?
Few A few days ago. A few hours ago. CONSOLIDATION
Now Now stop talking. Now eat your lunch. Activity 1
Know Do you know the time? Do you know a caf near hear? 1 Maria 2 Xavier 3 Desmond 4 Olive

Activity 2 Activity 2
1 We flew over to Paris last weekend. 1 2 3 4 5 6
2 Now is the time to decide.
3 I want a few ideas. Activity 3
4 How easy is it to stop smoking? Student's own answers.
5 Do you know the way to the library?
6 Blow on your cup of tea; it's hot. Activity 4
Message 1 London, train, 4 p.m.
90 Message 2 Brussels, Paris
1 We flew over to Paris last weekend. Message 3 Welcome Hotel, United Hotel, Monday, 2 p.m.
2 Now is the time to decide.
3 I want a few ideas. 92
4 How easy is it to stop smoking? Message 1
5 Do you know the way to the library? Hello there, this is Sandra from TopFlight Travel on High Street.
6 Blow on your cup of tea; it's hot. I'm calling about your travel arrangements for this weekend.
You wanted tickets for the 5 p.m. flight from Manchester. I'm
Activity 3 sorry to say my colleague made a mistake. You're now leaving
2 They're / They are not going to eat lunch. by train from London at 4 p.m. I hope that's OK. Thanks,
3 Are you going to change jobs? goodbye.
4 I'm / I am going to travel around the world. Message 2
5 Is she going to look for a boyfriend? Oh, hello again. Sorry, I forgot to tell you, you're arriving in
6 He's / He is not going to stay up late. Brussels at 8 p.m. and then you're travelling to Paris. Bye!
Message 3
Activity 4 Hello, it's me, Sandra, from TopFlight Travel. I know you wanted
us to book the Continental Hotel but it's full. So, you're staying
1 I'm / I am going to give up

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Answer key
at the Welcome Hotel on Friday night and then you're moving Activity 4
to the United Hotel for 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday. Then 1 are you doing 2 am going 3 Are you going 4 are having
you're flying back on Monday at 2 p.m. Thanks again. 5 are you watching 6 don't know 7 is 8 is

Activity 5 Activity 5
1 Rome. 1 'm working 2 I'm taking 3 'm meeting 4 're flying 5 make
2 His girlfriend. 6 'm going to give up 7 biting 8 're doing 9 'm going to visit
3 On Thursday night.
4 Christmas time. Activity 6
5 Chris is going to go for a walk and to think about when to Student's own answers.
have a party.

UNIT 9. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS


93
natalie: So, when are we going to have a party?
Andy: I don't know. It's going to be Blake's birthday next I've done it my way
month. Is he going to have a party? Activity 1
Chris: No. He's visiting Rome for the weekend. Student's own answers
natalie: Really? Who's he going with?
Chris: He's taking his girlfriend. Activity 2
Andy: Oh. So when are we going to have a party? 1 Erin goes on holiday to Cornwall.
natalie: What about having a dinner party on Friday night? 2 Sharon has been married 3 times.
Chris: No. I'm cooking dinner on Thursday night for Anna so
I'm not making dinner again on Friday. Activity 3
Andy: Jean and Mick are going to organise a Christmas 1 a, e 2 e, g 3 f, d, g 4 a, b, c, d
party at work.
natalie: Yes but that's at work. I want a party with friends. Activity 4
Andy: What about having one this weekend? 1b 2b 3a 4b 5b 6a 7b
Chris: I can't. I'm going to go to my mum's place this
weekend. We're going walking. Activity 5
natalie: And he's going to think about when to have a party. Student's own answers.
Andy: Exactly!
reADIng
Activity 6 Activity 1
Student's own answers. Student's own answers.

Activity 7 Activity 2
Student's own answers. a F. Adri b P. Cruz c R. Fiennes d O. Pistorius

Activity 8 Activity 3
Student's own answers. 1 He's walked across Antarctica.
2 He's had a job as a dishwasher.
SeLF TeST 3 Oscar Pistorius has played water polo.
Activity 1 4
1b 2f 3e 4c 5g 6d 7a
Activity 4
Activity 2 1 He's worked as a chef, dishwasher, writer and a cook in the
a are going to buy a pet. Spanish army.
b is going to lose weight. 2 He's walked across Antarctica, he's run seven marathons in
c is going to start a hobby. seven days on seven continents, and he's been to the top of
d is going to get fit. Mount Everest.
e is going to stop biting her fingernails. 3 They've both done work for charity.
f is going to stop wasting time.
g is going to learn a language. Activity 5
1 careers 2 have achieved 3 amazing 4 charity
Activity 3
1 am going to stop 2 am going 3 Are you going 4 is going Activity 6
to learn 5 is not going to give it up 6 am going to stop 1c 2e 3b 4a 5d 6c 7g 8f

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LANGUAGE STUDY 6 Have you ever made your dreams come true?
Activity 1
Activity 7
95 Student's own answers.
[/w/] worried when twice sweatshirt waste white
always once wonderful Activity 8
[/g/] get degree angry grammar leg cigarette Student's own answers.
luggage handbag guest
Activity 9
Activity 2 1 five 2 three 3 2011 4 twenty-nine 5 four 6 Argentina
7 Spain
96
1 He's never worried about studying grammar. 98
2 Where did you get your degree? Mark: Ok, Claire, let's see. How many times has he won La
3 They've got a divorce. She's very angry. Liga, four or five times?
4 I've lost my luggage and my handbag. Claire: Let's see. He's won it five times, and the Champions
League three times.
Mark: And how many times has he been La Liga Player of the
Activity 3
year?
1 lived 2 met 3 done 4 been 5 been / worked 6 won
Claire: Lots of times. Let me check. Until now he's been Liga
7 worked / been 8 had 9 competed 10 written
Player of the year in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Mark: How much money has he earned? Has he earned
Activity 4
more than 20 million euros?
1 haven't met 2 've lived 3 've 4 been 5 has been married
Claire: Well in this football magazine in 2010 it says he earned
6 have flown 7 have spent
more than 29 millions.
Mark: How many football teams has he played for? Is it
Activity 5 three?
1 Yes, he was married once. Claire: No, including Argentina he's played for four teams.
2 Martin hasn't got any children, but Kelly has got a son from Mark: Which countries has he lived in?
her first marriage.
Claire: Well he was born in Argentina but he moved to Spain
3 Yes, he has been to university. in 2000.
4 A bus. Mark: Great, thanks, Claire.
5 Martin has written 4 books.
6 He has sold 8,000 books. Activity 10
Has she been to university?
97 How many children has she got?
Hi, my name's Martin Boyle. I'm going to tell you a little bit Which magazine has she appeared in?
about my life.
Has she worked after university?
I was married once, but I got divorced in 2003. Now I've got a
Has she studied Law?
new partner. We met on holiday in Ibiza in 2006.
Has she met the King of Spain?
I haven't got any children, but Kelly has got a son from her first
Which towns has she lived in?
marriage.
Has she visited Spain?
I left university in 1997 with a degree in sociology. I couldn't find
a job so I learned to drive a bus. I got my bus driving licence in Did your dreams come true?
2000. I started to work as a bus driver the same year. I also like
Activity 1
writing. I began my first book in 2002 and finished it in 2007.
The book sold 1,000 copies in 2007-8. I wrote three more books Student's own answers.
between 2008 and 2011. All three books have sold 8,000 copies.
I started collecting stamps when I was 10. I still collect them. Activity 2
Kelly thinks I'm mad but she likes salsa dancing and I think Student's own answers.
that's crazy!
I have never been to the USA and I've never won a prize in my life. Activity 3
My dream is to be a famous writer and write a best-seller. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Activity 6 Activity 4
1 Have you ever been to India? 1c 2d 3a 4e 5b
2 Have you ever eaten hot curry?
3 Have you ever made friends on a social networking site? Activity 5
4 Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? 1 weightlifter 2 runs every day 3 competitions 4 gym
5 Have you ever swum with dolphins?

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Answer key
Activity 6
b, c, e Activity 5
He's bored with watchingTV, sitting at home and listening to music. 2 Have you ever drunk French wine / a cocktail / an English beer?
3 Have you ever cooked a curry / Japanese food / an omelette?
Activity 7 Student's own answers.
Student's own answers.
Activity 6
reADIng Student's own answers.
Activity 1
Student's own answers. COnSOLIDATIOn
Activity 1
Activity 2 1 Anna Maiden
a3 b5 c6 d2 e4 f1 2 Anna Maiden and Michel Hilary
3 Elizabeth Silvine and Anna Maiden
Activity 3
1b 2b 3c 4a Activity 2
1 retire 2 started my own business 3 run the family business
Activity 4 4 got promoted 5 joined the army 6 owned
1 2
3 Her professor won a Nobel Prize in 1974. Activity 3
4 Anna Paquin, Alicia Keys and Maggie Gyllenhaal all went to 2 Yes, she has visited the pyramids, Machu Picchu and Mount
Columbia University. Everest.
5 3 No, she's never been married.
4 He has worked in the army and for his father.
Activity 5 5 Yes, he's been married three times. He's had six children.
a scientist b professor c film director d screenwritter 6 He's retired.
e teacher f artist 7 No, she's never started her own business.
8 The most important thing she's ever bought is a beautiful
LAngUAge STUDY cottage in north-west Scotland.
Activity 1
Activity 4
100 1b 2c 3a
1 Have you ever been to China?
2 I've never played basketball. 102
3 Has she ever been fishing? Interviewer: Elizabeth, you've had an interesting life. What's
4 He's never cooked pasta. the most memorable thing you've ever done?
elizabeth: I've started several businesses, I'm a millionaire
and I've travelled the world but the best thing
Activity 2
I've ever done is to have my daughter. Rosie was
born 20 years ago and she's wonderful!
101
Interviewer: You've travelled a lot. What unusual places have
1 Have they ever been on an aeroplane?
you visited? Apart from Mount Everest and
2 She's never started her own business. Machu Picchu, of course.
3 Has he ever been married? elizabeth: Those were unusual, and amazing places! Let
4 They've never had children. me see. I've been to the Artic Circle. And I went
5 You've never been to Majorca. to Easter Island the same year, 2006. They were
6 We've never stayed in an apartment by the beach. both very unusual places.
Interviewer: Final question. On your travels, have you ever
Activity 3 eaten any strange or unusual foods?
1 have you visited 2 've travelled 3 got divorced 4 did elizabeth: Oh yes! I visited the Amazon forest in 2003. A plate
you get 5 went 6 has been of food arrived and when I looked, I saw that it was a
toad with some strange rice and a kind of omelette.
Activity 4 It was the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth.
1 A did you get B got divorced
2 A Have you ever been B went Activity 5
3 A have never met B met Student's own answers.
4 A Have you ever visited the Kremlin? B have never been
A went Activity 6
5 A did Carlos retire B went Student's own answers.

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SELF TEST 3 4
Activity 1 5  Guy worked as a manager for a design company for three
years.
1 get married 2 get divorced 3 get a job 4 bring up
6 Guy and Hannah are the best candidates for the job.
5 take part 6 start his own business

Activity 5
Activity 2
1 French and Italian 2 hot water and hot food 3 smiling face
1 eaten 2 taken 3 started 4 left 5 moved 6 won
4 to the cinema, the new James Bond movie
1c 2a 3e 4b 5f 6d

Activity 6
Activity 3
Student's own answers.
1 I've eaten 2 has, won 3 Has, met 4 haven't done 5 Have,
gone 6 haven't travelled 7 Have, read 8 Has, stayed Activity 7
Student's own answers.
Activity 4
READING
Conversation 1: Have you eaten, 've been, ate, did you think
Conversation 2: haven't seen, have seen, saw Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 5
1ab 2ab 3ab 4ab Activity 2
2
103
1 A: Have you been to Europe? Activity 3
B: I went to Paris in 2008, but I've never been back there. 1 Samantha Shenton
Last year we went to Rome on holiday. 2 Phillip Shaw
2 A: Have you ever been to a tennis tournament? 3 Phillip Shaw
B: I went to the Australian Open for the first time this year. 4 Ed Meek and Martha Milan
We saw Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. I've seen 5 Ed thinks that his employees work what they want. They work
Maria Sharapova before at Roland Garros and also at harder as teleworkers. They finish their work on time.
Wimbledon. 6 Phillip Shaw
3 A: Have you been to the new Sushi bar?
B: No, I haven't. Activity 4
A: I really want to try it. I've never eaten sushi before. 1 nine-to-five working day 2 staff 3 I miss my workmates
4 A:What did you do last weekend? 4 employees 5 boss 6 trust 7 accepted the chance
B: We went to our friends' house. They cooked us a 8 commute 9 work hard
lovely curry. They usually cook French food so we were
surprised.
Activity 5
Ventajas: Low cost for businesses / companies, Staff are more
Activity 6
productive, Less time spent travelling to work, Staff are more
Student's own answers. motivated, More flexibility for staff, Good for the environment
Desventajas: People are distracted at home, You miss your
Activity 7 workmates
Student's own answers.
LANGUAGE STUDY
UNIT 10. LOOKING FOR A JOB Activity 1

How long have you worked in a bar? 105


Activity 1
[/ju:/] you interview during communication pneumonia
Student's own answers. music funeral confused vocabulary
[//] put pudding full-time could notebook shouldn't
Activity 2 good look
1 When he was 3 years old. 2 No, he hasn't.
Activity 2
Activity 3
1 French 2 holiday 3 25 4 35 5 French 6 European 106
7 bar 8 hotel 9 manager 10 winter 11 couples 1 She's got pneumonia so she couldn't go to the interview.
2 You've confused me.
Activity 4 3 You shouldn't talk during a funeral.
1 Hannah started working in hotels when she was 21. 4 His communication skills aren't very good.
2 Elizabeth's mother is French.

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Answer key
5 They work full-time in the music business.
6 May I look at your vocabulary notebook? Activity 10
1 Personal Information 2 Education and Qualifications
Activity 3 3 Work Experience 4 Languages 5 Other Information
since 1999, for ages, since Christmas, since I left school 6 Interests
for 10 minutes, since 9:15, since I was 18, for a thousand years
Activity 11
Activity 4 2 She was born in 1982.
2 has had, for 3 has been, since 4 has owned, since 3 She lives in London.
5 have been, for 6 have lived, since 7 has played, since 4 She has started studying in 2003.
8 have studied, for 5 She left university in 2006.
6 She started working for BBC Scotland in 2008.
Activity 5 7 She worked as a Researcher for two years and then he
2 How long has Ruth had her driving licence? became a Production Manager.
3 How long has he been a travel agent? 8 She doesn't speak German, he speaks French.
4 How long has Andrea owned this hotel? 9 Cookery is not one of his interests, but salsa dancing.
5 How long have Lena and Paul been married?
6 How long have they lived in this house? 108
7 How long has she played the piano? My name's Kim Yee Foon and I work as a Producer for a TV
8 How long have they studied English? company. My Mum's from Edinburgh and my Dad's from
Hong Kong. I'm British but I was born in Hong Kong in 1982.
My family went to live near Edinburgh in 1991 but I've recently
Activity 6
moved to London. I was at school in Edinburgh and then I
2 working / to work 3 speaking / to speak 4 going / to go started studying for a degree in Film Studies at Manchester
5 taking / to take 6 working / to work University in 2003. I left university in 2006. I started working
for BBC Scotland in 2008. I was a production assistant. I did
Activity 7 that for one year and then I began working as a researcher.
2 He has lived in London for five years. I worked as a researcher for 2 years and then I became a
3 When he moved to London. production manager. I had that job for 3 years and then I took
4 Victor began studying for a teaching degree three years ago. time off work to travel around the world and learn languages.
5 He has been a university student for three years. Now I speak Spanish, French and Chinese. I can drive my
dad has a farm so I started to drive a car when I was about
6 Julia has liked cooking since she was eight.
10 years old but I passed my test when I was 17! My interests
7 Julia has lived in London for three years.
are photography and salsa dancing. I also began doing Zumba
8 One year after she moved to London. fitness classes last month.
9 She has had a part-time job since January.
10 A month ago. Activity 12
1 She has lived in Hong Kong and the UK.
107 2 She went to Manchester University.
1 My name's Victor Fleary, I'm 25 years old and I'm applying 3 She studied a degree in Film Studies.
for a job as a primary school teacher. I started working with
4 Her first job was as a production assistant for BBC Scotland.
children when I was 16. I was a summer camp monitor
5 Because she took time off work to travel around the world
and I took younger children on trips and visits. I moved to
and learn languages.
London 5 years ago. That's when I began to train as a teacher
in schools. I've never wanted to do another job. I started 6 Her hobbies are photography and salsa dancing.
studying for my teaching degree at university 3 years ago
and I finish this summer. Activity 13
2 I'm Julia Stanley and I want to work in a restaurant kitchen Student's own answers.
as a Chef. I began cooking when I was about 8 years old. I've
always loved it! I moved to London 3 years ago, and I started Activity 14
to train as a chef one year later. I got a part-time job as a chef in Student's own answers.
a hotel kitchen in January. I've also done a degree in Hotel and
Catering Management, so I've had a lot of experience. I began I've worked here since 2010
applying for jobs a month ago but this is the best job I've seen.
Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 8
Student's own answers.
Activity 2
Student's own answers.
Activity 9
2 experience 3 reference 4 candidate 5 part-time
6 salary 7 interview

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Activity 3 Activity 2
1a 2c 3b 4a 5c 6b 7b
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Activity 4 1 My home Internet doesn't work.
1b 2a 3c 4d What a shame! What are you going to do?
2 One of my colleagues is awful. She hates me!
Activity 5 What a pity! Speak to your boss.
1 more than 21 2 cleaner 3 full 4 child 5 be 18 6 girl 7 part- 3 How do you feel about working longer hours?
I'm unhappy. I need more money.
Activity 6
1 Ben is feeling fine. Activity 3
2 2 I've just had an interview.
3 Ben has worked in his present job for two years. 3 She's already found a job.
4 4 I haven't finished my CV yet.
5 Ben's greatest achievement has been working for a market
doing TV adverts. Activity 4
6 2 You don't have to finish the report. I've just / already done it.
3 I'm home. I've just / already done the shopping.
Activity 7 4 He's waiting to hear about the job. He hasn't heard about it.
Student's own answers. 5 Suzanne spoke to the travel agent this morning. She's
already spoken to the travel agent.
READING
Activity 1 Activity 5
1g 2f 3h 4e 5c 6a 7d 8b 1 d, 2 b, 3 a, 4 c

Activity 2 112
1 Travel agent 2 Shop assistant 3 Doctor's receptionist 1 Martyn:  I've only had this job for a couple of months and
I've already decided that working from home is
brilliant! I've got four people working for me and
Activity 3
I can be flexible with my hours. I've worked in big
1 qualification 2 full-time 3 career 4 reliable 5 reference
offices since I got my degree in Industrial Design
6 skills 7 customer service
and I wanted a change. I love it!
2 Carol:  Every day is different in my job. I've already been in
Activity 4 three different places today and I haven't finished
a 3, b 1, c 2 work yet. I'm my own boss and I've got a van for all
the cleaning equipment.
Activity 5 3 Chris:  I love my job and I love riding my motorbike to
1 Mandy can't work full-time because she has small children. different places. This week I've already visited
2 Rosie speaks Italian. Also Alun speaks French. France, Scotland and London. I've worked for
3 Rosie has worked at a travel agency and she has worked as this company for 18 months. Since I left school,
a travel representative. actually. I haven't been to Spain yet but a client
4 Alun has experience in the fashion industry and has worked from Saragossa called yesterday so I'm going to
as a sales trainee. ask the boss about that job!
4 Amanda:  I'm 23 and I work about 9 hours a day but I usually
LANGUAGE STUDY work in the evenings and at night. I'm still learning
about the job so I haven't earned much money
Activity 1
yet, but I think I'm good on the telephone. I enjoy
La entonacin es descendente.
talking to people.

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Activity 6
1 A: I lost my job last week.
1c 2b 3c 4b
B: What a shame!
2 A: He hasn't got the job.
Activity 7
B: What a pity!
1 already 2 found 3 yet 4 degree 5 job 6 reliable
3 A: You didn't get the job. How do you feel?
B: I'm unhappy. 7 most 8 but

Activity 8
Student's own answers.

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Answer key
COnSOLIDATIOn Maura: I can work some weekends but evenings are
Activity 1 difficult for me. I've got two young children.
a3 b5 c1 d2 e4 Interviewer: That's a pity. We really need someone to work
evenings and weekends.
Activity 2
1 Primary school teacher and finance manager Activity 4
2 Comedy club manager 1f 2d 3h 4b 5g 6a 7e 8c
3 Comedy club manager, hotel inspector, finance manager and
pilot Activity 5
4 Hotel inspector and pilot Student's own answers.
5 Hotel inspector
6 Pilot
SeLF TeST
Activity 1
Activity 3 1 advert 2 qualifications 3 reference 4 salary 5 teleworking
6 interview 7 apply for 8 degree 9 career 10 part-time
Candidate 1 weekdays / weekend / evenings, (1) Mathematics,
(2) computer, (3) 6, No, (4) 24,000
Candidate 2 weekdays / weekends, (5) Computing, (6) since, Activity 2
Yes, (7) already, (8) dynamic, (9) people, (10) 22,000 1 since 2 already 3 just 4 for 5 yet 6 yet 7 already
8 for 9 since / yet 10 just
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Interview 1 Activity 3
Interviewer: Thank you for coming in, Mr Kenway. Now, 1 2 3 4 5 6
have you worked in a big office like this before? 2 Dean's Taxis are also looking for people with a driving license
eddie: Yes, I've already had some office experience. I've or people that have worked as a delivery driver.
worked in computing for about six years. I worked 3 They need people that have a driving licence for more than
for UKHousebuyer.com for six years and I've 2 years.
worked for a few different companies since then. 4 They offer flexible working hours but some evenings and
Interviewer: Have you ever worked for a telesales company? weekends are essential.
eddie: Not yet! I've been interested in computers for 5 One of the Dean's drivers has already earned over 3,000
a long time. I know you want a Computing since she started.
graduate and I did a Mathematics degree, 6 You can do another job while you are working for Dean's
but I've done a number of computer courses Taxis.
since I left university.
Interviewer: So, what other skills can you offer us as a 114
computing manager? Are you aged over 21 and good with people? Dean's Taxis are
eddie: I'm good with people; I'm flexible about my looking for careful drivers. Have you already driven a taxi or
working hours. I don't mind working weekends worked as a delivery driver? Dean's Taxis want you! Have you
and evenings. had a driving licence for more than 2 years? Call Dean's Taxis
Interviewer: Well, that's good. Do you have any questions? and ask about our exciting job opportunities. We offer flexible
eddie: Err, well yes what is the salary? working hours but some evenings and weekends are essential.
Interviewer: Oh, haven't we told you that yet? Sorry, it's Don't worry if you're a nervous driver, Dean's Taxis offer full
24,000 per year. driver training!
eddie: What a shame. This is a great job but another 'I was a nervous driver and then I started driving for Dean's
company have already offered me 28,000 a year. Taxis 3 months ago. I've already earned over 3,000.'
Interview 2 'I've driven a Dean's taxi since last year. I work in a restaurant
Interviewer: Mrs Ledesma, please tell us about your during the day and earn extra money in the evenings.'
qualifications and experience. Call Dean's Taxis now and start to earn more money!
Maura: Well, as you can see from my CV, I've worked
with computers since I left school ten years Activity 4
ago, and for the last two years I've worked as 1 English teacher in Istanbul.
a computing manager. I did my Computing 2 For three years.
degree when I worked for a design company 3 Since 2008.
and I've already worked with the software you 4 No, she has not finished the textbook yet.
use here at Telemarket.
5 Yes, for four years.
Interviewer: May I ask you what your current salary is?
6 In 1999
And also, what other skills and experience do
you have?
Activity 5
Maura: My salary is 22,000. I think I'm energetic and
Student's own answers.
dynamic and I like working with people.
Interviewer: Can you work evenings and weekends?

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UNIT 11. REVISION hits plays washes dated chilled picked
/s/ /z/ /z/ /d/ /d/ /t/
GRAMMAR likes finishes hated interviewed depressed
studies
Activity 1 wastes relaxes twisted delayed reduced
tidies
mistakes apologises needed surprised worked
1b 2a 3a 4c 5b 6b 7b 8a 9b

Activity 2
1 What's the matter 115
2 I've had likes hated interviewed finishes tidies surprised
needed mistakes twisted studies delayed depressed
3 I'm really sorry to hear that!
relaxes reduced worked wastes apologises
4 was
5 should
Activity 2
6 have to
1 unfashionable 2 interesting 3 remember 4 argument
7 told
5 uncomfortable 6 vegetables
8 is she going to
9 don't want
116
10 do you drink
1 That jacket is very unfashionable.
11 give up drinking
2 Was the television programme interesting?
12 I never make
3 Please remember to buy some milk.
4 He's having an argument with his neighbour again.
Activity 3
5 I don't like this sofa. It's very uncomfortable.
1 Do you need
6 Which vegetables would you like for dinner?
2 Have you already thought
3 Have you ever worked READING COMPREHENSION I
4 have taken
Activity 1
5 are looking
1c 2a 3b
6 are going to interview
7 think
Activity 2
8 work
1 2 3 4 5 6
9 are going to open
10 get READING COMPREHENSION II
1 'm writing
2 have worked Activity 3
3 'm doing 1a 2d 3b 4c
4 started studying
5 I've already gained Activity 4
6 was born 1a 2b 3c 4b 5c
7 moved
8 was LISTENING COMPREHENSION I
9 sounds Francesco: grammar and writing
Christine: speaking and reading
VOCABULARY Saskia: vocabulary and listening
Activity 1
1 terrible, ill, noisy, rude, unkind 117
2 tight, long, dark, large, expensive, downstairs Saskia: Hi, I'm Saskia. I'm from Finland. I'm in England
studying English, but I also speak Russian and
Activity 2 I'm going to start learning French next year. I love
1 studying 2 make 3 vocabulary 4 cancelled 5 airport learning new languages because Finnish isn't a
6 booking 7 aisle seat 8 ticket office 9 reservation 10 CV very popular language. My hobby is learning new
11 9-5 12 part-time 13 reference words. I go to cafes or art galleries, you know,
places full of people talking. Then I just sit and
make notes of what they say and especially the
Activity 3
words they use. I know I shouldn't do it but it's a
1c 2b 3b 4a 5c 6a 7c 8a 9b
great way to hear real people using their language
and it's less expensive than conversation classes! I
PRONUNCIATION
also buy a lot of books on CD and I always listen to
Activity 1 the radio in my flat.
Francesco: I'm Italian and my name's Francesco. I've lived in

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Answer key
England for about two years. People always tell She's single and I don't know her very well because she's quite
me that I should speak to more English people but reserved. Downstairs there is a young couple and I promise
I'm quite shy. Italians are usually loud and friendly. you: they're a real nightmare! They're very noisy and they
They love parties. I'm less sociable than most have bad manners.
Italians. I don't like pubs and clubs; they're very Marianne
noisy. I have started to work on a travel blog. In
my free time, I go to different places in the UK and Activity 2
then write about them. I always check my blog for
Example answer:
mistakes. I use my dictionary and a grammar book.
Hi Ricardo!
I think that's very important.
I'm planning to travel to Madrid! It's such a beautiful place! I'm
Christine: I'm French and my name is Christine. I have made
going to go by plane and it's quite cheap: 70 pounds the return
a lot of friends in England. My flat is full of English
ticket!! I've booked my ticket online. I'm going to take light
newspapers, books, magazines ... and I spend a lot
clothes to Spain because the weather is going to be brilliant!
of time reading them. The newspapers in the UK
Hot as usual! I would like to visit several places in Madrid,
are very interesting. They get very angry about
including the Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, and I'm going to
some topics like politics, art and sports. Tomorrow
drink some sangria every day!!!
is Sunday and I'm meeting two English friends in
a caf. We're going to have an English breakfast, OrAL eXPreSSIOn: MOnOLOgUe
read the Sunday newspapers and chat. Perfect!
Activity 1
Student's own answers.
Activity 2
1c 2a 3b 4c 5b 6c
OrAL eXPreSSIOn: InTerACTIOn
LISTenIng COMPreHenSIOn II Activity 2
Activity 3 Student's own answers.
He got married. He got divorced. He moved to a new flat. He
started his own business and he found a girlfriend.

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Tabby: Hi, Harvey, How are you? I haven't seen you for ages!
Harvey: I know! It's lovely to see you. How are you?
Tabby: Very well, thanks. I've just got a new job, so I'm very
busy.
Harvey: That's great! What's the job?
Tabby: I'm the manager of a travel agency. How about you?
What's new in your life?
Harvey: Well, I got married. To Marianne a lovely woman.
Tabby: Really? Congratulations!
Harvey: And then I got divorced!
Tabby: Oh! I'm sorry to hear that.
Harvey: Yes, I think it was the shortest marriage in history.
And my divorce was faster than a racing car! She was
very rich. Marianne and I are still friends.
Tabby: Oh, great!
Harvey: Yes, she helped me start my own computer business.
And we bought a new flat together and I'm still living
there. And the best of all she found me a new
girlfriend!
Tabby: Wow! She's the best ex-wife in the world!

Activity 4
1 2 3 4 5 6

WrITIng I
Activity 1
Example answer:
Hi!
Thanks for your email, I appreciate it. I have to tell you about
my neighbours as well. Upstairs there is a single parent with
2 children. I'm very lucky because they're very polite and they
have good manners. My next-door neighbour is a teacher.

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PHONETIC SYMBOLS

Vowels

i u e
eat /it/ it /t/ look /lk/ too /tu/ when /wen/ about /'bat/


bird /bd/ sort /st/ cat /kt/ cup /kp/ hard /hd/ not /nt/

e a e
boy /b/ day /de/ my /ma/ tourist /'trst/ chair /te/ here /h/

a
go /g/ now /na/

Consonants

p f s t
pen /pen/ fall /fl/ think /k/ see /si/ two /tu/ shop /p/

t k b v z
choose /tuz/ keep /kip/ big /bg/ vain /ven/ then /en/ zoo /zu/

d d g m n
day /de/ pleasure /'ple/ job /db/ get /get/ meet /mit/ no /n/

h r l w j
sing /s/ house /has/ right /rat/ long /l/ will /wl/ yes /jes/

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List of irregular verbs

Past Past Past Past


Innitive Innitive
simple participle simple participle
be was / were been lose lost lost

become became become make made made

begin began begun meet met met

break broke broken pay paid paid

bring brought brought put put put

build built built read read read

buy bought bought ride rode ridden

come came come ring rang rung

cost cost cost run ran run

do did done say said said

drink drank drunk see saw seen

drive drove driven sell sold sold

eat ate eaten send sent sent

fall fell fallen sit sat sat

feel felt felt sleep slept slept

find found found speak spoke spoken

forget forgot forgotten spend spent spent

fly flew flown stand stood stood

get got got swim swam swum

give gave given take took taken

go went gone teach taught taught

grow grew grown tell told told

have had had think thought thought

hear heard heard understand understood understood

hide hid hidden wake woke woken

keep kept kept wear wore worn

know knew known win won won


learnt learnt
learn write wrote written
(or learned) (or learned)
leave left left

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