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1 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 1.2 present perfect and past simple

1.1 direct and indirect questions


1 Choose the best option, a), b) or c).
1 He six jobs, but cant find one he enjoys.
1 Match the question halves. a) s had already
1 Can you please tell me whether b) s already had
2 Would you mind telling me whose c) s already have
3 We were wondering how 2 She in a bank for years before she became
a famous crime writer.
4 Have you got any idea when
a) works
5 Id be interested to know what
b) s worked
6 Do you mind me asking where
c) worked
a) the film starts? 3 Have sailed on the Atlantic Ocean?
b) car is parked in my parking space? a) you ever
c) Ive got the job? b) you usually
d) youre planning to move to? c) you yet
e) it all started. 4 I them about two years ago.
f) the restaurant was like. a) saw last
b) ve last seen
2 Cross out the incorrect option in questions 18.
c) last saw
Then complete the second sentence so that it has a
5 They in the same house since I first met
similar meaning to the first.
them.
1 How long have you been/gone here?
a) lived
Could you tell me
b) live
2 Which film are you/you are seeing tonight?
c) ve lived
I was wondering
6 We the good news. Well done!
3 What did/do the mugger look like?
a) havent heard
Theyd like to know
b) ve just heard
4 Who am I speaking of/to, please?
c) heard
To
7 Our holiday fantastic until yesterday.
5 Could you tell him/to him the news about the job
a) was
losses?
b) s been
Do you mind me asking
c) is
6 Is there/There is a cashpoint near here?
8 He at anything so far.
Do you know.
a) fails
7 Where you got/did you get that lovely necklace?
b) always failed
Can I ask you
c) s never failed
8 Can you to teach/teach me how to make pizza?
Would you mind 2 Complete the sentences with the past simple or the
present perfect of the verb in brackets. Notice the
time phrases.
1 I (see) him twice earlier today.
2 We (be) on the beach this time last week.
3 They arent home yet. They (go) to see the
new James Bond film this aernoon.
4 I (read) two of his books last week. There
are only eight more to go!
5 My new job (be) very enjoyable up to now.
6 He (take part) in karate competitions when
he was younger.
7 He (play) tennis for his school until he
was 18.
8 So far, I (manage) to hand all my homework
in on time.

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1 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

1.3 polite enquiries Consolidation


1 Put sentences b)k) in the correct order 112 to 1 Choose the best option, a), b) or c), to complete
complete the phone conversation. the text.
a) A: Good morning, Smith and Sons. Can I help Fred: Sara, Im sorry, this is a bit awkward, but
you? 1 1
if you could throw away your old food
b) A: Im very sorry, Mr Bell. Im afraid Ms Parkers in a from the fridge in future? Sorry to be difficult,
meeting at the moment. but it makes a terrible smell. 2 the
c) B: Im sorry, Its Martin Bell. fridge for the third time since you 3 in.
d) B: Yes, hello. I wonder if you could put me through Sara: Oh Fred, Im so embarrassed! Ive been so busy
to Ms Jane Parker in accounts, please. at work recently, 4 cook or even check
e) A: Who shall I say is calling? what Ive put in the fridge. 5 next time.
f) B: Could you tell Ms Parker that I need to Fred: Right. There are just a couple more things.
reschedule our meeting this Friday? 6
when you came home last night?
g) A: Yes, of course. Thank you for calling Mr Bell. Sara: Um, no. Did I wake you up?
Goodbye. Fred: 7 . It was 2.30 in the morning.
h) B: Yes, of course. What is it? Sara: Sorry, 8 . And the other thing?
i) A: Thank you, Mr Bell. Let me check if Ms Parker
Fred: Well, 9
if would 10 the rent?
is available. Do you mind holding for a
moment? Sara: Oh no, I forgot all about it! Sorry!
j) B: Not at all. Thank you. (pause) 1 a) are you mind me asking
k) B: Oh, right. Would there be any chance of leaving b) do you mind me asking
her a message? c) could you mind me asking
l) B: Bye. 12 2 a) Ive just cleaned
b) I just cleaned
2 Put the words in the correct order to make polite
c) I havent cleaned
enquiries.
3 a) ve move
1 what / could / me / film / starts / you / tell /
b) re moving
time / the
c) moved
?
4 a) I havent had time to
2 you / could / me / wonder / help / I / if
b) I didnt have time to
?
c) I dont
3 information / you / flight / give / my / about /
me / please / can / some 5 a) Id really appreciate it if you could say me
? b) Id really appreciate it if you could tell me
4 talk / someone / to / Id / three / classes / about / c) I really appreciate it if you can tell me
like / a week / taking / to 6 a) Do you have an idea what the time is
. b) Have you any idea what time was it
5 I / someone / it / today / could / would / it / if / c) Have you any idea what time it was
repair / appreciate 7 a) Well, your TV did!
. b) Well, your TV has done!
6 to / your / calling / job / Im / enquire / about / c) Well, your TV does!
recent / advertisement 8 a) I think Ive been very quiet
. b) I thought I was very quiet.
7 order / if / check / I / it / would / appreciate / c) I thought Ive been very quiet
you / my / could 9 a) I was grateful
. b) Im grateful
8 mind / coat / me / showing / would / where / c) Id be grateful
leave / my / you / I / can 10 a) it be any chance to paying
? b) there be any chance of paying
c) there be any chance to pay

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2 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 2.2 the passive

2.1 present perfect simple and


1 Tick the sentences that are most appropriate. In
one question, both are possible.
continuous 1 (spoken)
1 Complete the sentences with the correct option, a), a) Theyre giving me a promotion at work.
b) or c). b) A promotion is being given to me at work.
1 He there for over 10 years. 2 (TV news item)
a) lives a) They predict there will be a 2% rise in
temperatures next year.
b) s living
b) A 2% rise in temperatures is predicted next year.
c) s been living
3 (celebrity magazine)
2 you finished your homework yet?
a) The academy nominated the actress Mirta
a) Havent
Street for two film awards last year.
b) Didnt
b) The actress Mirta Street was nominated for two
c) Arent
film awards last year.
3 I her new book yet. Is it good?
4 (spoken)
a) ve read
a) Their parents have given them a lot of presents.
b) ve been reading
b) A lot of presents have been given to them by
c) havent read their parents.
4 Theyve only out together for a month 5 (notice on the wall)
and are already engaged.
a) You arent allowed to smoke here.
a) is going
b) Smoking is not allowed here.
b) been going
6 (spoken)
c) went
a) I won a prize in an online competition.
5 Have that famous footballer who lives in
b) A prize was won by me in an online competition.
our street?
a) you met 2 Rewrite the sentences using the passive form.
b) you been meeting 1 Did someone give you those lovely flowers?
c) you known Were those lovely flowers?
6 They for you since 9a.m. 2 Has anyone ever told you that you have lovely eyes?
a) ve waited Have you have lovely eyes?
b) waited 3 Are they following him now?
c) ve been waiting Is at the moment?
7 Im not hungry now. I have snacks all 4 Will they arrest him soon?
morning! soon?
a) ate 5 They cant find the missing girl anywhere.
b) been eating anywhere.
c) just eaten 6 Theyll make an announcement tomorrow.
8 Sandra buys lottery tickets every week but tomorrow.
shes the lottery prize.
a won 3 Complete the texts with the active or passive forms
b) been winning in the correct tense of the verb in brackets.
c) never won
Nobody 1 (surprise) by the number of
9 She three best-selling books in the past
voters at the polls yesterday. It 2 (just/
five years.
report) that 17% more people 3 (vote) in
a) s been writing this election than in 2012. The new voters are mostly
b) s written teenagers between 16 and 18 who 4
c) writes (recently/allow) to vote for the first time in history.
10 Have you Jim for long? Its a development which many 5
a) been knowing (believe) will change the face of politics for years
b) meeting to come.
c) known

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2 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

2.3 opinions Consolidation


1 Complete the conversation with the phrases in 1 Complete the text with extracts a)m) below.
the box.
Water and Education
not convinced favour of totally disagree It 1 that lack of access to clean water is one of
seems to got a point to some extent our planets most disturbing problems. As recently
not so sure suppose so fair enough as 2013, over 783 million people 2 living
what you mean with contaminated water and poor sanitation.
A: Are you in 1 16 year olds getting the Apparently, thats 1 in 9 people. It may sound like an
vote? exaggeration but 3 a Water Project report, half
the hospital beds in the world 4 by patients
B: Im 2 . Aer all, most teenagers dont
with water-related illnesses.
really know anything about politics, do they?
In many countries, its the women and girls who
A: Youve 3 there. But they should
suffer most. For instance, they are responsible for
learn. I think its important, dont you?
collecting water for cooking and washing. They
B: I 4 , but how would you encourage 5
to walk miles to a river or water pipe with
them? heavy loads on their heads.
A: Well, it 5 me that they need to learn This has a number of consequences. Take 6 this
more about politics and current affairs at school. school in rural Mozambique. The head teacher
B: 6 , but how do you make the subject reports, Our female students are oen delayed or
interesting for them? Its pretty dry stuff. cannot attend because they 7 water and so
A: I know 7 , but its much easier these their education 8 badly affected. And the
days with all the technology schools have.
9
it the situation is only getting worse. Global
warming 10 the drought worse every year so
B: Yes, I agree 8 , but most kids would 11
more and more of our girls. A water pipe
just fool around on social media websites. 12
installed here urgently. Then young people
A: No, I 9 ! Teachers say that working 13
and help our country rise out of poverty.
online really motivates their students.
B: Im still 10 . Ill have to think it a) are oen obliged
through a bit more. b) ve been collecting
c) according to
2 Underline the correct alternatives. Sometimes both d) the case of
are correct.
e) were reported to be
A: Why dont we set up a crowd funding project? f) can be educated
B: Crowd funding? g) has been making
A: Yes, 1apparently/according to an article I read, h) way I see
you can get funding for projects from groups of i) has been
people online. j) are being occupied
B: Right. Ive heard about sites that help you, 2like/as k) needs to be
Kickstarter and Bzzbnk. l) s been shown
A: Exactly! I thought we could do something for our m) weve been losing
local area.
B: Such as?/For example?
3

A: Well, we could set up a new community centre or a


hostel for the homeless, 4like/for instance.
B: Its a nice idea, but Im not sure. Its 5been shown/
a wellknown fact that most of these sites dont
succeed.
A: Many dont, its true. But 6apparently/they say its
just got to be planned very carefully.
7
Take the case of/According to Obamas election
in 2008. Its a 8wellknown/famous fact that crowd
funding paid for his presidential campaign!
B: OK. Lets try it.

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3 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 3.2 future forms review

3.1 used to, would, be/get used to


1 Put the words in the correct order to make
sentences.
1 Complete the sentences with the correct options a), 1 meet / hoping / aer / she / to / us / is / work
b) or c). Sometimes more than one option is possible. .
1 We live in London, but it was too polluted. 2 late / if / me / to / my / I / might / asks / do /
a) used to overtime / be / boss / this / evening
b) would .
c) use to 3 give / tonight / answer / I / my / you / will
2 What do in the holidays when you were a kid? .
a) would you 4 to / are / when / arrive / likely / they?
b) were you used to .
c) did you use to 5 start / what / the / film / time / does?
3 I like reading until my teacher gave me .
some interesting childrens books. 6 soon / get / there / as / you / me / call / as!
a) didnt get used to .
b) wouldnt 7 to / Italy / we / wont / definitely / again / this /
c) didnt use to go / year
4 to play football at her old school? .
a) Was Freya used 8 weekend / anything / you / interesting / this /
doing / are?
b) Did Freya use
.
c) Would Freya
9 says / be / very / will / the / cold / it / weather /
5 He drive to work until last year, but now he
forecast / tomorrow
goes by bike.
.
a) would
10 give / I / to / do / may / it / business / I / well /
b) used to
forget / card / now / as / you / my / later / will
c) got used to
.
2 Complete the second sentence so that it means the
2 Circle the incorrect response to each question.
same as the first. Use be/get used to and the word
in brackets where given. 1 Have you done the shopping yet?
1 I recently moved to London and had never a) No, Im going to do it now.
travelled on the tube before. (not) b) No, Ill do it later on.
I wasnt used to travellingon the tube. c) No, I do it tomorrow.
2 Ive lived in London for twenty years, but I still 2 What would you like to eat?
dont like travelling on the tube. (never) a) Im likely to have a sandwich.
I on the tube. b) Ill have a sandwich, please.
3 Shes got a new boss, but finds it difficult to adapt c) I wont have anything, thanks. Just a coffee.
to working with him. (cant) 3 When is Dan arriving?
She with her new boss. a) He could arrive any minute now.
4 I used to eat fast food and no vegetables. Now, b) When his plane will land.
Im trying to eat a healthier diet. Food tastes very c) His train gets in at 10.30.
different now. (not) 4 Has she been offered a promotion?
Im vegetables yet. a) Yes, but she doesnt take it.
5 Aer the summer holidays, it was hard for them to b) Yes, but she might turn it down.
wake up at 7a.m. again. (couldnt) c) Yes, but shes unlikely to accept it.
They at 7a.m. again. 5 Are you doing anything nice for Christmas?
6 When we went to live in Tokyo, wed never had sushi a) Yes, were spending it in the Caribbean!
before. But we liked it and now eat it regularly.
b) Maybe. Were thinking of inviting all our friends
We sushi regularly. over for lunch.
7 When she was a nurse, she always worked on the c) As soon as theyll confirm our holiday dates,
night shi. It wasnt a problem; it was normal for her. well decide.
She on the night shi.

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3.3 describing procedures Consolidation


1 Complete the text with the words in the box.

aim is aer theyve thing the way it basically


then what object of the point is that key

Pointless
The 1 works is that there are four couples
in the game. The first 2 presenter does is to
give each pair two topics. They have to choose one.
3
happens 4 they get a question and a
list of possible answers. The programme producers
have already asked 100 ordinary people the same
questions and have a record of their answers. The
5
the game is for the contestants to answer
questions which not many, or none, of those 100
people have been able to answer; In other words,
the most difficult questions. You get a point for each
person who answered the same as you. Basically,
6
is to answer the most difficult questions and
to not get any points, or as few as possible. Thats the
7
thing. There are four rounds. 8 finished
each round, one couple gets knocked out. In the last
round, the main 9 to get no points, in other
words, a pointless answer. If they do, they win a
1 Underline the correct alternative.
money prize. 10 , people dont win very oen! My all time favourite dish is the Italian dessert,
The name of the game is Pointless. I love it! tiramisu. My mums from Milan and she 1used to
make/is used to make/used to making it for special
2 Match sentences 110 with questions a)j). Then occasions such as birthdays. She 2was used to get/
underline the correct alternative to complete a)j). use to getting/was used to getting a lot of compliments
1 Please pass me the hammer. from family and friends about her tiramisu. So now I
2 The team leader wants to see you about a cook it and I 3explain/m going to explain/tell how to
charity project. make it.
3 I used to take part in a lot of triathlons. The first 4act/aim/thing is to break four large eggs
4 Hes going to walk across the Andes. into two bowls. Separate the yellow part of the eggs,
5 Well call you aer the bank holiday. the yolks, into one bowl and the whites into another.
6 If they get a pointless answer, they win. The 5aim/key/goal thing here is not to mix any yolk
with the whites. Beat the egg together with 250
7 Its best to go out aer nightfall.
grams of mascarpone cheese and three tablespoons
8 Ill need a corkscrew to open this. of sugar until the mixture 6is/will be/likely to be pale
9 The compre introduces the programme. and smooth. Then beat the whites in another dish for
10 Lets meet in the lobby. about 4 minutes. The object is for them 7will become/
going to become/to become stiff and stand up in
a) What/Who introduces the programme?
peaks, like a snowy mountain. Thats the hard part!
b) If they get what/where? You can now mix the contents of the two dishes
c) Youll need what/who? together. Next, take a packet of sponge fingers and
d) You used to do how/what? dip each one quickly into a bowl of black coffee.
e) Pass you what/which? Basically, the 8main/important/point is not to get the
f) Lets meet how/where? sponge too wet! Then put the fingers in an attractive
g) Who/Why does he want to see me? dish, add a layer of the mascarpone mix, then repeat
h) Hes going to walk where/how? the process again. My mum 9would put/used to putting/
use to put dark chocolate or cocoa powder on the top
i) Youll call us when/why?
but I prefer it plain.
j) Its best to go out what/when?
Aer you 10re finishing/ve finished/will finish, put the
tiramisu in the fridge for at least 4 hours so that the
flavours mix. It 11ll/is going/might taste absolutely
delicious.

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4 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 4 The other car crashed into mine because the
driver too fast.
5 She got very good results in her final exams
4.1 narrative tenses because she hard for weeks.
6 Margie lost her job because she money
1 Match sentences 1 and 2 to consequences a) and b).
from several customers.
1 1 When they arrived, we all had dinner.
2 When they arrived, wed had dinner.
a) They were too late to eat. 4.2 I wish, if only, should have
b) Dinner was ready.
2 1 When we got to the theatre, the play started.
1 Use the information to complete the second
sentence so that it expresses regret.
2 When we got to the theatre, the play had started.
a) We missed the first ten minutes. 1 I dont speak French.
b) We were just in time. I wish I spoke French.
3 1 When she turned up, he le. 2 He hasnt called me yet and I really want to
2 When she turned up, hed already gone. speak to him.
a) She saw him. If only he .
b) She didnt see him. 3 She never comes out because she has to work
every weekend.
4 1 It began to rain when I was leaving work
2 It began to rain when Id le work. She wishes .
a) I could go back to work and get my umbrella. 4 You never wash up aer dinner!
b) I couldnt go back to work and get my umbrella I wish .
so I got very wet. 5 Theyre not very rich.
5 1 When we got home, a thief was breaking into They wish .
the flat. 6 Im fed up because my boss wont give me a
2 When we got home, a thief had broken into better salary.
our flat. I wish .
a) Our computer had gone. 7 Tanya is upset because she cant play a musical
b) He ran away. instrument.
Tanya wishes .
2 Complete the sentences using the past simple or 8 Im not very imaginative.
past perfect.
If only .
1 Tracey sent Sam a lot of emails. Sam never replied. 9 She never stops talking!
Tracey was upset.
If only .
When I saw Tracey she was upset because she
10 I havent got a car.
Sam a lot of emails and
he . If only .
2 They came back from their holiday yesterday. I saw
them last night. They were looking very relaxed.
2 Read about Mike and complete his regrets below.

I them when they My names Mike. I didnt study very hard at school
just from their holiday. They so I didnt go to university or find a very good job. I
very relaxed. got married when I was 18 but I was too immature.
3 My sister went out shopping. I called her earlier Sadly, my wife le me aer two years. I was so lonely
today. She didnt answer. I started eating a lot of fast food. Now, Im not only
lonely, but also too fat! All because I didnt study
I my sister earlier, but
enough at school.
no answer. She shopping.
1 I wish harder at school.
3 Complete the sentences with the past perfect
2 I should to university.
simple or continuous form of the words in the box.
3 I wish I a better job.
steal cook go train study (not) eat 4 If only I married so young.
5 I wish my wife me.
1 He won the match because he for months.
6 I should so much fast food.
2 We were very hungry when our friends finally
arrived because we all day.
3 The kitchen was in a terrible mess when we arrived
because he all aernoon.

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4 SPEAKOUT EXTRA Upper Intermediate

4.3 expressing likes and dislikes Consolidation


1 Complete each sentence by adding two words from 1 Complete the text with one word in each gap.
the box.
One of my role models has to be my godmother
not on was like s stand thing of Barbara. Shes great fun and entertains us with
into about cant big marvellous stories about her life. One day we
1
all having dinner together, and talking about
not on
1960s music. Suddenly Barbara said Did you know
1 Im that keen football. that I 2 the Beatles in 1963? It was the first
2 He really writing computer code. night of their first big tour around the UK. I have
always been a big 3 of Paul McCartney so I was
3 I selfish people.
quite jealous and wanted to know all about the show.
4 What I loved it the acting. Apparently, she 4 queued at the box office for
5 The I didnt was the soundtrack. hours to get front row tickets but she said the funny
6 Shes a fan Shakespearean theatre. thing was, Nobody could hear the music we were
all screaming so loudly! I thought it was a brilliant
2 Complete the conversations with phrases a)k) story and told her I 5 Id been there too.
below. One of my earliest memories of Barbara was that she
1 Joe: Would you like to come to a Mozart concert? was always travelling abroad. In 1987, the year I was
Lila: Sorry, Im 1 not really into Mozart. born, she was 6 as a teacher in Brazil, where
But, I am 2 Italian opera! shed 7 living for twelve years. Before that she
8
in Morocco and Turkey, and it was in Morocco
Julio: So what did you think of it?
that shed 9 great friends with my parents.
Sam: Well, to be honest, I 3 on the way he
Fortunately, she moved back to London in 1989 and
played the main character.
thats when I 10 to see her more regularly. Our
Julio: Really? Thats the 4 about it! annual shopping trips for my birthday and Christmas
2 Matt: Do you like going to the National Gallery? presents are among my favourite memories. The
Joy: To be honest I 5 to art galleries.
11
I liked most about them was that we
6
like about them is that the visitors
12
have lunch in fancy restaurants before going
think they have to talk intellectually to buy my presents. Then Barbara would ask me what
about art. I wanted to do as a treat. As a young teenager, I was
really 13 ice skating, so Id make poor Barbara
3 Lynn: Have you read her new book yet? come with me on the ice!
Lucy: No, but Ive seen the film. I 7 it. She now lives in Argentina. If 14 I could afford
Lynn: What, youre 8 historical fiction? the cost of the flight to go and see her, but it is so
Lucy: No, but Im a 9 books about real expensive!
history!
4 Eli: Lets have a Chinese takeaway tonight.
Maggie: You know Im 10 on Chinese food,
but what Id 11 tonight is a big
crispy pizza in front of the TV!
a) really like
b) cant stand going
c) not that keen
d) not really into
e) couldnt get into
f) quite keen on
g) big fan of
h) thing I liked most
i) not into
j) what I dont
k) wasnt very keen

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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 5.2 conditionals

5.1 articles
1 Match sentence halves 19 to a)i).
1 If somebody asks who you are,
1 Correct the mistake in each sentence. 2 Ill do it for you as long as
3 If the computer doesnt work,
1 I think Ill buy a apple for lunch.
4 I wouldnt be surprised if
2 An accommodation we stayed in was extremely
5 Where would you travel if
comfortable. 6 Imagine what life would be like if
3 If youve got a bad news, please dont tell me yet. 7 If he were to propose,
4 Priceless work of art was stolen from the Art 8 They wouldnt move to the city
Gallery last night. 9 If you spoke more slowly
5 Apparently we should eat five portions of fruit and
a) there was no poverty.
vegetables for day. b) what would you say?
6 The number of the unemployed people has fallen c) money was no object?
this year. d) I might understand you better.
7 Im calling to ask for an information about todays e) unless they could get better jobs.
performance. f) shouldnt you take it back to the shop?
8 The money doesnt buy happiness. g) tell them youre a friend of Jacks.
h) you pay me.
2 Complete the sentences with the where necessary. i) they brought those friends I dont like.
1 Climate change is causing the ice in Arctic
to melt. 2 Complete the second sentence so that it means the
2 When youre in California, I recommend same as the first. Use conditionals.
driving up Pacific Highway from 1 She doesnt buy many clothes because she cant
Los Angeles. afford it.
3 Andes mountain range runs down If she could afford it, she might buy more clothes.
western side of South America. 2 People join social media groups because they
4 My first holiday abroad was spent camping in want more friends.
Provence in south of France. If people , they can
5 Eurostar train from London to social media groups.
Paris used to leave from Waterloo 3 They should arrive at the airport at 10.00. Theyll
station, but it now goes from Euston call you then.
instead. If they at the airport on time,
6 Gobi desert in northeast China is at 10.00.
expanding rapidly due to desertification. 4 They might offer you a job in New York. Will you
7 Carnaby Street was the centre of fashion take it?
in London in 1960s. Suppose they a job in New York,
8 Loch Ness is a lake in Scotland it?
famous for its monster. 5 People who drive too fast cause the majority of
9 You can have lunch with a spectacular view at accidents on motorways.
Shard, which is currently tallest If people so fast, they
building in London. fewer accidents on motorways.
10 Brazilian passion for football, samba and 6 Youre always tired because you go to bed too late.
Carnival is legendary. If you were to bed earlier, you
11 River Thames runs through centre so tired.
of London. 7 Im absolutely sure shell get the job.
12 Sara suggested that we attempt to climb I very surprised if she
Mount Snowdon in a storm. idea was the job.
ridiculous of course! 8 They didnt have a proper breakfast so theyre very
hungry now.
If they a proper breakfast, they
hungry now.

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5.3 suggesting ideas Consolidation


1 Find and correct two mistakes in six of the 1 Choose the best option, a), b) or c) to complete the
sentences. conversation.
1 How you feel about go somewhere different this A: Hi Carol, looking forward to 1 holidays?
year? B: Hi Nicky. Yes, great thanks. But next week, my
2 Would we go at something a bit more radical, like brothers three kids are coming to stay!
crocodile hunting? A: How old are they?
3 What you think driving round Europe this autumn? B: Oh, 2 same age as mine, between five and
eight. If you 3 any bright ideas to keep them
4 I was thinking of going to see the Northern Lights busy, Id be really grateful!
in Norway this winter.
A: Dont worry! Im 4 cras teacher so if I
5 How is the idea of a yoga beach holiday in 5
help, nobody can!
Thailand strike up? B: Great. So what would you do? Painting?
6 It had be great if you could came up with a more A: Frankly, thats too messy! 6 I were you,
sensible suggestion. 7
go for some sustainable design activities.
7 Do you considered a villa in Italy instead? B: Some what activities?
A: Sorry! To be 8 , it just means being creative
2 Complete the responses with the missing words. with rubbish! You know, like recycling old
Then match them with sentences 17 in Exercise 1. newspapers and boxes.
a) Yes! go with that. Itll be so relaxing B: Oh that! Its a fantastic idea. 9 kids will love
and we can still spend time on the beach. Perfect! it. Where do I start?
b) It doesnt me. And the petrol would
A: First, itd be great if you 10 get lots of empty
be too expensive.
plastic bottles and cereal boxes. 11 theyre
c) Thats fantastic idea. Lets go to a clean, theyll be fine. If you 12 to the local
travel agency and book a place weve never recycling centre, youll find loads.
heard of!
B: Right. But what kind of 13 things can we
d) Sorry, Im trying to! But I dont want a sensible
make?
holiday. Im between a camel safari
and a trek in Nepal. A: As a matter of fact, if youre free now, I 14
e) Honestly, I think thats dangerous. show you a few things you can do with an egg box!
And I thought you supported animal rights! B: Right, lets go for it . . .
f ) Id for it. But you know I cant stand 1 a) a b) the c)
ice and snow! 2 a) the b) c) a
g) Thats not very ! Everyone goes to 3 a) ve got b) d got c) got
Lake Garda or Tuscany for their holidays.
4 a) b) a c) the
3 Complete the words to show reservations. 5 a) can b) could c) cant
1 F _ _ _ _ _ _ John, I dont care what you think! 6 a) If only b) Providing c) If
2 W _ _ _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ , I think youve got the wrong 7 a) I had b) I would c) I
impression of me. 8 a) blunt b) frank c) honest
3 T _ p _ _ i _ b _ _ _ _ _ _ , youre wasting my time. 9 a) A b) The c)
4 A _ a m _ _ _ _ _ o _ f _ _ _ _ , I think you may have 10 a) ll b) can c) could
found the solution! 11 a) Supposing b) Providing c) Unless
5 T _ b _ h _ _ _ _ _ , I dont think were getting 12 a) went b) d go c) go
anywhere with this. 13 a) b) the c) an
6 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , I thought it was on Saturday not 14 a) might b) d c) ll
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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 6.2 future perfect and continuous

6.1 modal verbs and phrases


1 Put the words in the correct order to make
sentences.
1 Replace the underlined phrase in each sentence 1 tomorrow / he / have / this / will / by / retired /
time
with one from the box.
By
you should we need doesnt have to cant 2 what / Saturday / will / your / time / arriving /
you shouldnt couldnt must managed friends / be / on?
1 Its necessary to take our passports for What
identification. 3 will / you / station / I / be / the / waiting / at / for
2 You arent allowed to visit patients outside I
visiting hours. 4 the / probably / we / news / will / the / heard /
3 It isnt a good idea to carry a lot of cash with you they / by / have / time / arrive / not
on holiday. They
4 You are expected to arrive ten minutes before 5 definitely / have / think / my / midday / I /
your interview. meeting / finished / by / will
5 Finally he was able to break the record for running I
the marathon. 6 applying / a / not / until / for / she / definitely /
6 I wasnt able to find all the tools you need for job / be / will / September
the job. She
7 We advise you to bring water and sandwiches on
the walk. 2 Write sentences using the prompts. Use the future
perfect or continuous.
8 She isnt obliged to wear a uniform at her school.
1 Dont phone her between 8 and 9p.m.
2 Circle the option, a), b), c) or d) that is not possible (She / do / her dancing class / then)
in each sentence.
1 Im afraid he borrow my car as he hasnt 2 They took a lot of money on their holiday, but the
got a licence. resort is very expensive.
a) shouldnt c) cant By the time they get back, (they / spend it all)
b) doesnt have to d) wont be able to
2 If you finish your homework in time, you 3 Have you seen Mark? I need to give him a
play a video game. message.
a) ll be allowed to c) might be able to Dont worry. (I see / him / at the club later.) Ill tell
b) can d) neednt him then.
3 They finish the reports by Friday, but I
doubt they will. 4 My brother and his wife are having a wedding
a) manage to c) ought to anniversary party on Saturday.
b) are supposed to d) should (They / married / 10 years)
4 If you want to keep your friendship with him,
you apologise.
5 Whats the best time to call Barney?
a) require to c) ought to
Not until 6.00. (He / not / finished work before
b) have to d) need to
then)
5 I dont think theyll take holidays in August.

a) make c) allow him to
6 Why dont you come round at about 8.30?
b) let him d) require him to
(I / cook / dinner then) You can help me.
6 Because of the terrible storm, we travel

yesterday.
a) couldnt c) didnt manage to
b) werent able to d) shouldnt

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6.3 persuading Consolidation


1 Complete the conversation with the correct option,
a), b) or c).
A: 1 you think that sixteen is too young to be
able to vote?
B: What? Is it 2 now?
A: No, but itll probably be 3 soon, in the next
five years or so.
B: But 4 can see that it would be a disaster. It
5
be allowed to happen!
A: 6 , in other words youre not in favour.
B: Clearly not. I wouldnt 7 my kids vote at the
age of sixteen.
A: You 8 do that. It would be their right.
B: Yes, but it 9
be allowed to happen! I 10
be voting for it in the next general election!
1 Complete the sentences with extracts a)g). A: But why 11 young people have the right to
1 Dont would be more productive if they vote on the laws of their country? They 12 to
could have a short nap aer lunch? get married at sixteen here in England and
2 need to take on another employee if we 13
to pay income tax if they have a job.
get this contract. B: Thats true, but not many do it. Anyway, they still
3 that nobody should be allowed to drive at 14
their parents consent to marry if theyre
more that 50 miles an hour on motorways? under eighteen.
4 allowed to adopt unwanted elderly people A: Well, I 15 say that my teenage kids 16
as well as children? discuss politics much more coherently than I did
5 want to see more young people unable to at their age.
find a job? B: So what youre 17 is that they 18 to
6 to pay more attention to what voters say? have the vote at sixteen?
7 world would be a better place without A: I dont think its important what we think
mobile phones? 19
it obvious that the government will
a) Dont politicians need
20
it legal by 2020 anyway?
b) Dont you agree that the 1 a) What b) Does c) Dont
c) Shouldnt people be 2 a) required b) allowed c) obliged
d) you see that workers 3 a) happening b) happened c) happen
e) Clearly well 4 a) someone b) anyone c) all
f) Isnt it obvious 5 a) ought b) oughtnt c) mustnt
g) Surely you dont to have
6 a) Then b) But c) So
2 Circle the correct alternative in each sentence. 7 a) leave b) permit c) let
Then match responses a)f) to six of the 8 a) neednt b) couldnt c) mightnt
sentences 17 in Exercise 1. 9 a) cant b) must c) will
a) So what youre getting at/into/to is that they 10 a) wont b) probably c) definitely
should be banned completely? definitely wont wont
b) So, in your/other/another words, they dont listen 11 a) should b) shouldnt c) arent
to what people say? 12 a) allowed b) can c) are able
c) If Ive had/thought/got it right, you want to adopt 13 a) have b) must c) supposed
my grandparents? 14 a) must have b) need c) are required
d) So what youre meaning/saying/point is that theyll 15 a) have b) ought c) must
have a longer lunch break? 16 a) are able b) can c) could
e) I hear/feel/gather your point is that our employees 17 a) saying b) telling c) gather
are overworked? 18 a) should b) must c) ought
f) Clearly/Sure/It obvious youre one of those slow 19 a) is b) wont c) isnt
drivers that hold up the traffic on the roads. 20 a) have make b) have made c) making

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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 7.2 reported speech

7.1 quantifiers
1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of
the correct verb in the brackets.
1 Match sentences 1 and 2 to a) and b). 1 Her teacher
were excellent.
(say/tell) their exam results
1 1 There were a large number of people at the
2 She (say/tell) us that we should apologise
shopping centre today.
for what our son had done.
2 There were hardly any people at the station.
3 They (enquire/tell) if the hotel had any
a) The station was crowded.
rooms available.
b) The station was empty.
4 Dad (say/demand) that Becky tidied her
2 1 I havent got much time for lunch today. room. (say/demand)
2 I havent got many clients to see today.
5 Lee (enquire/ask) the teacher to open the
a) Lets go out for a three-course lunch. window.
b) Lets get a sandwich to eat in the office.
6 Ann (ask/want) to know if we were going to
3 1 She said shes having very few problems. Tims party this weekend.
2 She said shes having a few problems.
7 I (tell/ask) him he could borrow my car the
a) She hasnt been having a very easy time week aer next.
recently.
b) Shes been having a very enjoyable time 2 Write the reported sentences in Exercise 1 in direct
recently. speech.
4 1 He knew hardly any English. 1 Your exam results are excellent.
2 He knew a small amount of English. 2 You apologise for what
a) He couldnt really understand what I said. .
b) He could understand some of what I said. 3 any rooms available?
4 your room!
2 Match questions 18 with the correct responses
5 open the window?
a)h). Then underline the correct alternative in
a)h). 6 going to ?
7 You my car .
1 Why dont you let the kids ride their bikes to
school? 3 Correct one mistake in each sentence.
2 Have you ever been to Scotland before?
1 She said me shed phone me that evening.
3 I dont understand why they had to take both cars
to go to the football match. 2 The forecaster explained us that it might be wet
4 Have we already eaten all that food we bought? and windy over the weekend.
5 How can I find out the meaning of this word? 3 My boyfriend denied talk to those girls at the bar.
6 Why cant we have cappuccinos for breakfast? 4 He told everybody not to worry as things will
7 How on earth can he afford to be so generous? get better.
8 Has somebody le these books here by mistake? 5 He wanted to know how long she had been
a) Because all/every the milk had been bought from working here when he met her.
the supermarket. 6 The man asked me if I knew what the next
b) Any/Each good dictionary should tell you. station stop is.
c) Yes, I went several/all times when I was much
younger.
d) No, theres still some/a few le.
e) Because he earns quite a few/a great deal of
money.
f) Because theres too much/many traffic on the
main road.
g) No, I borrowed most/plenty of them from the
library.
h) Because neither/both of them was big enough for
everybody to get into.

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7.3 adding emphasis Consolidation


1 Complete the sentences with phrases from the box.
Use each word/phrase only once.

where on the ones such annoy me


extremely theres no so ridiculous

1 It does when they show violent


scenes on the news without warning.
2 It is irritating when people dont
say please or thank you.
3 way Id pay 200 euros to go to a
music festival!
4
completely
earth did you get that hat? Its
!
1 Complete the email with the correct option, a) or b).
5 Theyre who are always complaining Hi Zoe,
about young people. Have you heard the news about Josh? Celias just
6 I cant believe he couldve made a called me. She told 1 at Sydney airport on
dreadful movie! It was awful Saturday, but the airline 2 ! She said 3 for
I nearly walked out. a company conference and had taken two suitcases
with all of his business clothes in. He was absolutely
2 Put the words in the correct order to make sentences. furious of course. Anyway, the airlines found the
a) we / thing / was / lost / the / touch / luggage finally. They told 4 off the plane
extraordinary / that during the stopover in Dubai by mistake. But
. apparently, Josh told her 5 a couple of days
b) always / one / you / who / is / are / the / at least to get it back to Sydney and the conference
complaining started yesterday! Its 6 for poor Josh. 7
! on the plane also lost all their stuff. Anyway, Celia
c) you / earth / on / are / doing / what said hed borrowed a suit from somebody which
was a little bit small but 8 or shirts in his size.
?
Theyve lent him some socks and ties, but he had to
d) crazy / is / that / totally buy a few shirts and some underwear. 9 there
! that he has to change his clothes at least twice a day.
e) that / long / is / such / time / a Celia thinks Josh will make a very strong complaint to
! the airline. She said hed already told them
f) that / incredible / absolutely / is 10
hed ever fly with them again!
! 1 a) that he arrived
b) me that hed arrived
3 Complete the conversations with sentences a) f)
2 a) had lost most of his luggage
in Exercise 2.
b) lost the most of his luggage
Conversation 1
3 a) me hes been there
A: Where did you two first meet? b) hed gone there
B: We were at school together. 4 a) him itd been taken
A: Surely you havent been together since then? b) that itd been taken
1
5 a) that worst thing was it would taken
B 2
then we met again years later in New b) the worst thing was it would take
Zealand! 6 a) so inconvenience
A: 3 What a coincidence! b) so inconvenient
Conversation 2 7 a) It seems that quite a few of his colleagues
A: 4 b) It seems that few of his colleagues
B: Im getting rid of all my old books and CDs. 8 a) none of his other colleagues had shoes
A: 5 Youve spent an absolute fortune on them! b) not any of his other colleagues had shoes
B: 6
You keep saying we shouldnt hold on to 9 a) I gather its so terribly hot
so much stuff. b) I gather its so terrible hot
A: Yes, but theres no way you can live without your 10 a) there is no way
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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 8.2 -ing form and infinitive

8.1 conditionals
1 Choose the correct option, a) or b) to complete each
sentence.
1 Correct one mistake in six of the sentences. One 1 Walking in the park .
sentence is correct. a) is better for your knees than running.
b) is better for your knees than to run.
1 If wed know about the party, we mightve gone.
2 She was lucky .
2 They couldve get a cinema ticket for half price if
a) to get a promotion aer making that mistake.
they were going tomorrow. b) to get a promotion aer make that mistake.
3 I wont have had a haircut like that if I were him. 3 The doctor advised .
4 If she wouldve been born in the nineteenth a) Greg eating less fast food and drinking more
century, she wouldnt have inherited her fathers water.
money. b) Greg to eat less fast food and to drink more
water.
5 They mightnt have bought tickets if theyd known
4 Theyre not keen on .
the play was so dreadful.
a) eating meat, so why dont we cook fish instead?
6 If the truck hadnt swerved, it wouldnt hit the bus
b) to eat meat, so why dont we cook fish instead?
and injured so many people. 5 Its not worth .
7 If they hadnt been found by the helicopter, they a) to ask him. Hed never help anyone.
could died in the mountains. b) asking him. Hed never help anyone.
2 Read the situations and write two conditional 2 Complete the sentences with the correct form of
sentences using the prompts. the verbs in the box.
1 George broke his leg. He was in hospital. He didnt
tell me. I didnt visit him. give up wait pay give increase risk
turn down buy ache
a) If / George / break / hospital
1 You should leave now. You dont want
b) If / I / know/ visit missing the plane.
2 Would you mind the music please?
2 We didnt enjoy our holiday much. The weather Its making my head .
was so terrible. We came home early. 3 They couldnt afford a new car so
a) If / the weather / be / enjoy / more her parents decided them one.
4 He regrets his job because they
b) If / we / enjoy / come wouldnt his salary.
5 I was furious when they kept me for
3 He lost his job. He doesnt have any money. We can an hour outside the cinema.
lend him some. He hasnt asked us. 6 Although wed invited them to have a meal, they
a) If / he / lose / have insisted on the whole bill.

b) If / he / ask / we / lend

4 Another car was speeding. It crashed into Lindas.
Linda was wearing a seat belt. She wasnt badly hurt.
a) If / the other car / speed / crash

b) If / Linda / wear / be hurt

5 Some friends came to visit. They didnt tell you.
You didnt prepare any food. You are annoyed.
a) If / they / tell / me / prepare

b) If / I / prepare / be annoyed

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8.3 handling an awkward situation Consolidation


1 Underline the correct alternative. 1 Complete the email with the correct option, a), b), c)
1 Do you know what I mean/say? or d).
2 Theres something Ive been/Im meaning to talk Hi Mum and Dad,
to you about.
3 Id/I feel better if you warned me next time youre I hope it doesnt come as too much of a shock
going to be late.
1
this mail out of the blue, but theres
4 I dont like/want you to get the wrong idea, but something Ive wanted 2 to you about for a
its just that you are using my mug, and it was a while now. I dont want to upset you both, but if I
present from my girlfriend.
3
the wrong decision now, I 4 regret it
forever.
5 It would put my mind/head at ease if youd call me
when you get home. You know I havent been very happy at university
6 I know it takes time to clean the dishes aer every so far. I thought it was just part of 5 in and
meal, but the kitchen is a mess, do you see where getting used 6 here.
I come/m coming from? But it doesnt 7 to be getting better. Honestly, I
have tried to fit in and 8 friends. But I miss you
2 Put the conversation in the correct order, 115.
so much and I miss 9 rugby, and hanging out
Mark: Andy, have you got time for a coffee or with the guys aer matches. I keep 10 myself
something? 1 dont worry, if you 11 just concentrate on your
Andy: Why, whats wrong? 2 studies, itd all be fine. If only I could, but I hate
Mark: Right, that makes me feel a lot better. So I maths and wish I 12 economics instead. I see
have a suggestion . . . to start with. Would you now that I shouldnt 13 come to university yet.
like to hear it? If Id decided to take a gap year first, Id have
14
in Australia now!
Mark: You see?
Andy: What reaction? I really want to leave university. How would you
15
about that? I hope you can see 16 Im
Andy: See what?
coming from and Im really sorry if you 17 let
Mark: Look, Andy. I hope you dont take this the down. Ill see you this weekend and we can talk.
wrong way, but thats, um, its that kind of
reaction that bothers me. Love Paul x
Mark: Well, how can I put it? Its just that I feel you 1 a) get b) will get c) to get d) got
react very aggressively to anything I say at 2 a) to talk b) talk c) talked d) talking
work. It makes me wonder, you know,
3 a) wont b) do c) wouldnt d) made
what Im doing wrong. Do you see what
Im saying? 4 a) d b) have c) can d) shouldve
5 a) to settle b) settle c) settling d) will settle
Mark: Nothing serious. But theres something Id like
to talk to you about. 6 a) be b) to being c) to be d) to
7 a) seems b) seem c) seeming d) like
Mark: Id feel great!
8 a) make b) making c) doing d) do
Andy: Im sorry. I know Im extremely impatient
9 a) to play b) playing c) going d) watch
these days. If I didnt have so much to do,
I might be able to relax a bit more. 10 a) telling b) to tell c) tell d) am telling
11 a) might b) could c) did d) will
Andy: Yes please, go ahead.
12 a) chose b) d chosen c) ve chose d) choosing
Mark: I was thinking, um . . . Maybe you could
13 a) had b) have c) been d) be
breathe in and count to five before you say
anything. And then speak a bit more slowly, 14 a) went b) visited c) travel d) been
and well, you know, gently. How does that 15 a) put b) get c) mean d) feel
sound? 16 a) how b) where c) when d) what
Andy: 12345. It sounds good! Now, lets 17 a) feel b) ll feel c) d feel d) feeling
go for that coffee. How would you feel about
that?
Andy: Well go on then! Say it!

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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 9.2 past modals of deduction

9.1 -ing form or infinitive


1 Match statements 16 with responses a)f).
1 They went on holiday to Australia.
1 Put the words in the correct order to make 2 Do you think Joe Bad was the kidnapper?
sentences. 3 Sara was in an extremely bad mood yesterday.
1 vegetarian / eat / in / prefers / restaurants / food / 4 I havent seen the Smiths around recently, have you?
to / he 5 Miss Jones is late for the meeting.
He
a) I know. She might not have been feeling well.
2 you / the / to / evening / would / home / like / at /
b) She may have missed the bus this morning.
spend?
c) No, he was in prison at the time so he couldnt
Would
have done it.
3 see / in / her / not / I / regret / hospital / going /
d) Really? That must have been nice for them.
to
e) No, but they cant have gone away. I saw a light on
I
in their hall last night.
4 do / learning / to / want / go / English / you / on
Do 2 Respond to statements 16 using prompts from the
5 he / her / but / to / tried / too / angry / speak / box and the modal verbs in brackets.
she / was / to
get lost / fog not / my wife car / break down
He
have / argument water pipe / break
2 Complete the sentences with the correct form of 1 There was water all over the kitchen floor this
the correct verb in brackets. morning, but now its gone. (could)
1 You must stop (bite/eat) your
fingernails, Kim. Youll have none le! 2 Pete and Lisa have split up. (must)
2 The thief got into the house because Jay forgot
(open/lock) the window last night.
3 Two climbers have been reported missing. (may)
3 Did you remember (post/remind)

my letters yesterday?
4 A woman phoned you, but didnt leave a message.
4 If the Wi-Fi doesnt work try
(cant)
(close/switch) off the modem for one minute.

5 Ill never forget (see/go) the Beatles
perform live in 1963. 5 The dinners ready, but they havent arrived yet.
(might)
6 Can we stop somewhere soon
(have/take) a coffee?
7 The garage said theyd try
the car by Wednesday.
(find/fix) 3 Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first using past modals of deduction.
8 Some people prefer not (watch/look)
1 Maybe she was watching TV when they broke in.
violent films on TV.
She .
3 Correct the mistake in each sentence. 2 I dont believe that he was stalking me!
1 We discussed annual sales and then went on He .
3 Its possible that a hacker broke into his computer
talking about production levels.
and stole his identity.
2 Just before we le the house, I remembered A hacker .
picking up the passports and tickets from the 4 Surely the police didnt arrest our son for
table. vandalism!
3 I regret informing you that you have failed your The police .
driving test. 5 I didnt understand what he said but maybe he
4 Im beginning understanding why things went so was trying to help us.
wrong between us. I didnt understand what he said, but he
.
5 I like going to the dentist every six months.
6 Evidence shows that the gang broke into the
museum during the night.
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9.3 reporting an incident Consolidation


1 Complete the witness statement with extracts a)i). 1 Complete the conversation with the correct option,
a), b) or c).
I first saw him while I was sitting in the park. He
A: Excuse me, security officer. I want to report a the!
1
George Clooney. He was putting a bag in
A woman stole my mobile!
the litter bin. I 2 it was strange because it was
quite a big bag. The man 3 he was very tense B: OK. Calm down and tell me what happened.
and nervous. It was 4 that a woman came A: Well, I was sitting outside that cafe over there
along and took the bag out of the bin. She opened it texting a friend. Id promised 1 her where
and looked inside quickly. She 5 with what she to meet me, and 2 do it. Suddenly a woman
saw. She called someone on her mobile, but I didnt came to my table and offered 3 me a
6
because I was a bit too far away. It 7 so magazine. She put a pile of them on the table and
quickly. It didnt 8 that she was one of the I stopped 4 look at one. Then I bought it and
kidnappers until I saw the news on TV just now. Then she le. It never occurred to me that she was a
it 9 that I should call you immediately. thief!
B: Did you see her steal the phone?
a) all happened
b) cross my mind A: No, but it 5 have been anyone else. Nobody
came near the table except her. Shed put the
c) catch what she said
magazines on top of the mobile. Then she 6
d) occurred to me picked it all up when she le.
e) seemed pleased with
B: When did you notice the phone had gone?
f) remember thinking
A: It was only when I went to pay the bill that I
g) reminded me of
realised 7 happened. I ran around the
h) only a minute later shopping centre trying 8 her, but nothing.
i) looked as if
B: Do you remember 9
like?
2 Put the conversation in the correct order, 112. A: She was quite young, with short dark hair and a
a) Police officer: So tell me what was she nice smile. She 10 me of that actress from
wearing. The Hunger Games. Oh, and I remember her
11
a document 12 that she was from a
b) Witness: Thats right, shoes with high
charity. But I didnt 13 the name.
heels.
B: Thats all very useful, Miss. Could you go
c) Police officer: What you saw in the park.
to the police station later? We will need 14
d) Police officer: High heeled shoes? statement.
e) Witness: Oh right! Seeing the woman and
1 a) to tell b) to tell her c) telling
the bag, yes.
2 a) had forgot b) forgot c) had
f ) Police officer: Ready, Miss? Ill take your doing forgotten to
statement about the
3 a) selling b) to sell c) to selling
incident now. 1
4 a) texting to b) to text to c) texting
g) Police officer: Yes, the crime, the shopliing
5 a) cant b) must c) could
you witnessed.
6 a) may have b) must have c) might have
h) Witness: Yes, a red scarf and black
7 a) what had b) what c) what did
trousers. Her shoes were red
too with, sort of high bits at 8 a) to finding b) to find c) finding
the back. 9 a) how looked b) what she c) what she
look looked
i) Police officer: A scarf?
10 a) occurred b) reminded c) seemed
j) Witness: Incident?
11 a) showing b) to show c) showing to
k) Witness: A black coat and red um, you me me me
know, the thing to put round 12 a) claiming b) to claim c) claim
your neck.
13 a) caught b) catched c) catch
l) Witness: Witnessed? 14 a) to take b) to taking c) to catch

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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 10.2 participle clauses

10.1 relative clauses


1 Choose the correct sentence in each pair.
1 a) Sadly, some of the friends we inviting to the
1 Find and correct the mistakes. There is a mistake in wedding cant make it.
seven of the sentences. b) Sadly, some of the friends we invited to the
wedding cant make it.
1 Have you met the man he lives in the house
2 a) In the army, anyone not obeying the rules is
opposite? severely punished
2 My friend Diana that she speaks Portuguese and b) In the army, anyone who not obeyed the rules is
Italian is a translator. severely punished
3 Whats the name of the place what you stayed in 3 a) Turning and drawing his gun, the police shot
Portugal? him dead.
b) Realising he was caught in a trap, he turned
4 Are these the glasses who you were looking for?
and drew his gun.
5 Ill never forget the first time we met them. 4 a) She was thrilled when she got the letter which
6 Whos eaten the ice cream was in the freezer? offering her the job.
7 The team with who he works are ridiculously b) She was thrilled when she got the letter
competitive. offering her the job.
8 They want to live in a place which the sun shines 2 Rewrite the participle clauses using relative clauses.
every day. 1 Do you know the man talking to your wife?
2 Delete one or two incorrect pronouns in each Do you know the man whos talking to your wife?
sentence. Add commas where necessary. 2 The film directed by Peter Jackson won the most
Oscars.
1 Theyre going to spend a few weeks in Spain,

where/that/which his parents live. 3 A new supermarket employing 250 people has just
2 Their flight was cancelled which/that/who meant opened in town.
waiting another five hours.
3 We stopped to help a woman who/whose/that car 4 Ive never met the people living upstairs.
had broken down.
4 Ive just read a book which/whose/that was 5 Hes got three children, all studying medicine.
recommended to me by a fan of the author.
6 The Royal Theatre, almost destroyed by a fire in
5 They invited us to have dinner at their home
2012, reopened last night.
which/what/where was very generous of them.
6 The new shopping centre that/where/which will
have 500 shops will be ready in two years. 3 Complete sentences 18 with extracts a)h).
7 The hotel that/which/where were staying in at the 1 The skiers managed to escape just in time.
moment is extremely noisy. 2 Nobody will get home early tonight.
3 , nobody recognised him.
4 Luckily, we got a room and the beach.
5 Police have found some of the priceless
paintings last year.
6 They gave us a brochure we needed.

a) overlooking the mountains


b) stuck in the traffic jam
c) stolen in an art gallery robbery
d) containing all the information
e) caught near an avalanche
f) wearing dark glasses

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10.3 giving a tour Consolidation


1 Complete the sentences with the correct phrases 1 Complete the text with the correct options, a), b) or c).
from the box.
The White Tower, 1 originally gave the Tower of
why dont we carefully restored founded London its name, was 2 by William the
were destroyed are buried it or not apparently Conqueror in 1078. The Tower of London is the most
for almost could go by or so shall famous of all British medieval castles, its violent
well worth paying sure you know interestingly history 3 some of the most important events
of English history. 4 acted as a royal residence,
1
spend the day at Windsor Castle? Its prison and place of trial and execution for famous
a great day out and its quite impressive. I think youll names, among 5 were Thomas More and
like it. We 2 train from Paddington Queen Anne Boleyn, there are countless superstitions
station. It only takes around 30 to 40 minutes. It costs and legends 6 it. One of the most popular is
14 3 to get in, but its 4 that of the ravens, 7 the Guardians of the
that just to see the Royal Art Collection with Tower, 8 have witnessed so many momentous
paintings by masters like Holbein, Rubens and Van historic events. The 9 that, If the Tower of
Dyke. 5 its the oldest and largest London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall
residential castle in the world. Its been a Royal and Britain with it. It was King Charles II, 10 to
residence and fortress 6 1000 years, the stories, who first insisted they should be protected
since William the Conqueror chose the site in 1670 or so. His astronomer, John Flamsteed, had
overlooking the Thames. As Im 7 , parts complained about the ravens, 11 they should
of the royal apartments 8 in a fire not be removed from the White Tower 14 his
that long ago, in 1992. Fortunately everythings been observatory was situated. 13 , believe it or not,
9
. And 10 we visit Charles moved the observatory to Greenwich rather
St. Georges Chapel in the Castle grounds? than move the ravens! Stories such as this make the
11
in 1348, it was completed by King Tower of London well worth 14 again and again.
Henry VIII in 1528. He, and nine other Kings and
Queens of England, 12 there. Believe 1 a) which b) who c) that
13
Queen Elizabeth spends most 2 a) modelled b) made c) built
weekends at Windsor and 14 its her 3 a) encompassing
favourite home. b) encompass
c) to encompass
2 Match 16 to a)f). Circle the best alternative in 4 a) Its b) Having c) Being
sentences a)f). 5 a) who b) these c) which
1 So how big is the town we are visiting today? 6 a) who surround b) surrounding c) surrounded
2 How old is the royal princess? 7 a) oen called b) who called c) called oen
3 How many people are you expecting on the tour 8 a) that b) whose c) who
tomorrow? 9 a) story saying b) story goes c) history tells
4 Its an amazing house. It mustve cost a fortune to 10 a) apparently
build! b) approximately
5 When do they think the building restoration will c) according
be completed? 11 a) saying b) thinks c) had said
12 a) place b) where c) that
a) Just under/below sixteen. Fieen and nine months
to be exactly/exact. 13 a) Surprisingly b) Funny c) Surprised
b) Its a smallish town with roughly/largely 20,000 14 a) to visit b) visit c) visiting
people, Id say.
c) Yes, I gather they spent somewhere in the area/
region of three million euros on it.
d) Theyre hoping in about 10 years or so/so on.
e) Weve received approximately/apparently
100 enquiries, and we hope that at least half
will come.

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