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978-1-107-46869-6 – Cambridge English Empower Intermediate


Peter Anderson
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M E D I AT E
INTER O K
WO R K B O
A N S W E RS
WITH

B1+

Peter Anderson

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Cambridge University Press
978-1-107-46869-6 – Cambridge English Empower Intermediate
Peter Anderson
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Contents
Unit 1 Talk Page
1A Keeping in touch Grammar Subject and object questions 4
Vocabulary Communication
1B I’m using an app for learning Grammar Present simple and continuous 5
English Vocabulary Gradable and extreme adjectives
1C Well, if you ask me … Everyday English Giving and responding to opinions Pronunciation Word groups 6
1D Different ways of learning Reading A guide Writing skills Introducing a purpose; Referring pronouns 7
Writing A guide
Reading and listening extension Reading An introduction to a textbook Listening A conversation about a website 8
Review and extension WORDPOWER yourself 9
Unit 2 Modern life
2A They’ve just offered me the Grammar Present perfect simple and past simple Pronunciation Present perfect simple and past simple 10
job Vocabulary Work
2B I’ve been playing on my Grammar Present perfect simple and continuous 11
phone all morning Vocabulary Technology
2C Could you take it back to the Everyday English Making suggestions Pronunciation Sentence stress 12
shop?
2D I’m going to look for a new Reading An email from a friend Writing skills Adding new information 13
job Writing An email to a friend
Reading and listening extension Reading A summer camp website Listening A job interview 14
Review and extension WORDPOWER look 15
Unit 3 Relationships
3A I was working at a café when Grammar Narrative tenses Pronunciation Linking 16
we met Vocabulary Relationships
3B We used to get together every Grammar used to, usually 17
year Vocabulary Family; Multi-word verbs
3C You won’t believe what I did! Everyday English Telling a story Pronunciation Stress in word groups 18
3D He wanted to see the world Reading An email about a family member Writing skills Describing time 19
Writing A biography
Reading and listening extension Reading A story Listening A conversation between two students 20
Review and extension WORDPOWER have 21
Unit 4 Personality
4A I could sing quite well when I Grammar Modals and phrases of ability 22
was younger Vocabulary Ability
4B Are you an introvert? Grammar Articles 23
Vocabulary -ed / -ing adjectives; Personality adjectives
4C Do you need a hand? Everyday English Question tags; Pronunciation Intonation in question tags 24
Offering and asking for help
4D No experience needed Reading Adverts Writing skills The language of adverts 25
Writing An advert for summer camp coaches
Reading and listening extension Reading A book review Listening A presentation 26
Review and extension WORDPOWER so and such 27
Unit 5 The natural world
5A People will care more about Grammar Future forms Pronunciation Sound and spelling: a 28
the environment Vocabulary Environmental issues
5B If you go to the beach, you Grammar Zero and first conditional 29
can see dolphins Vocabulary The natural world
5C Why did you become a florist? Everyday English Reasons, results and examples; Pronunciation Voiced and unvoiced consonants 30
Giving yourself time to think
5D Looking after the environment Reading An essay Writing An essay 31

Reading and listening extension Reading A student’s essay Listening The introduction to a lecture 32
Review and extension WORDPOWER problem 33

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Unit 6 Different cultures Page


6A You have to use pedestrian Grammar Modals of obligation Pronunciation Word stress 34
crossings Vocabulary Compound nouns; Multi-word verbs
6B It’s tastier than I expected Grammar Comparatives and superlatives 35
Vocabulary Describing food
6C Do you think I should take Everyday English Asking for and giving Pronunciation Sounding interested 36
her somewhere special? recommendations
6D It’s definitely worth a visit Reading Restaurant reviews Writing skills Positive and negative language; Adverbs 37
Writing Positive and negative restaurant reviews
Reading and listening extension Reading An article about disabled access in a city Listening A conversation about restaurants 38
Review and extension WORDPOWER go 39
Unit 7 House and home
7A It might be a holiday home Grammar Modals of deduction Pronunciation Final sounds in modal verbs 40
Vocabulary Buildings
7B There are plenty of things to Grammar Quantifiers 41
do Vocabulary Verbs and prepositions
7C Is there anything we can do Everyday English Offers, requests and asking for Pronunciation Sounding polite 42
to help? permission
7D Make yourselves at home Reading A note for a visitor Writing skills Offering choices 43
Writing A note for a babysitter
Reading and listening extension Reading An article about Detroit Listening A conversation between a group of friends 44
Review and extension WORDPOWER over 45
Unit 8 Information
8A He said he’d read the news Grammar Reported speech: statements and questions 46
online Vocabulary The news
8B I recommended visiting a Grammar Verb patterns 47
local restaurant Vocabulary Shopping; Reporting verbs
8C On the whole, I prefer taking Everyday English Generalising; Being vague Pronunciation Sound and spelling: /h/ and /w/ 48
action shots
8D Fortunately, everything was Reading A news story Writing skills Summarising information 49
all right Writing A news story
Reading and listening extension Reading An article about careers Listening A conversation about shopping 50
Review and extension WORDPOWER in/on + noun 51
Unit 9 Entertainment
9A The film is still loved today Grammar The passive 52
Vocabulary Cinema and TV
9B I went to a concert which Grammar Defining and non-defining relative clauses Pronunciation Defining and non-defining relative clauses 53
changed my life Vocabulary Music; Word-building: nouns
9C It’s meant to be excellent Everyday English Recommending and responding Pronunciation Showing contrast 54
9D I like going out, but … Reading An opinion article Writing skills Contrasting ideas 55
Writing An opinion article
Reading and listening extension Reading A blog article Listening A conversation about choosing a film 56
Review and extension WORDPOWER see, look at, watch, hear, listen to 57
Unit 10 Opportunities
10A If I was fitter, I’d do it! Grammar Second conditional Pronunciation Strong and weak forms: would 58
Vocabulary Sport; Adjectives and prepositions
10B Making the most of Grammar Third conditional Pronunciation Strong and weak forms: have, had and 59
opportunities Vocabulary Expressions with do, make and take hadn’t

10C You’ve got nothing to worry Everyday English Talking about possible problems and Pronunciation Sounding sure and unsure 60
about reassuring someone
10D I think you should go for it Reading Emails asking for and giving advice Writing skills Advising a course of action 61
Writing An email giving advice
Reading and listening extension Reading An email about a football team Listening A conversation about a medical school 62
interview
Review and extension WORDPOWER Easily confused words 63
Vox pop video 64

Audioscripts 72
Answer key 77

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