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Oxford English in Context 1

Student’s Guide

English
Contents

Unit 1................................3
Unit 2................................8
Unit 3..............................12
Unit 4..............................16
Unit 5..............................20
Unit 6..............................25
Unit 7..............................29
Unit 8..............................33
Unit 9..............................37

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Unit 1 Stative verbs

Celebrations 6-8. Complete the exercises.


Check your answers in the
Set the context Grammar Reference on page
Student’s Book page 4 109.

Special occasions and dates 9. Complete the exercise.

1.  1.2 Read the ‘Festival Grammar in context


Facts’ and decide if they are Student’s Book pages 6-7
true or false. Listen and check
your answers. Present perfect simple

2. Think of as many special 1.  1.4 Read the dialogue


occasions as you can. When do and answer the questions.
they happen?
2. Read the Rules box and do
3. Complete the table. the matching.

4. Think of three special 3. Find other examples of the


occasions and write them present perfect simple in the
down. Look at the list of text and decide which use they
activities and make sentences have.
about what you do on these
special occasions using adverbs 4. Choose the correct
of frequency e.g. often, alternatives.
sometimes.
for and since
Grammar in context
Student’s Book page 5 5. for and since are often used
with the present perfect. Read
Present simple and present the Rules box. If necessary
continuous refer to the Grammar
Reference on pages 109-110.
1. Look at the picture. What do
you think the text is about? 6. Read the example. Complete
the exercise.
2.  1.3 Read the text and
check your answer. 7. Read the example. Complete
the exercise.
3. Read the Rules box. Refer to
Grammar Reference pages already and yet
108-109 if necessary. Complete
the exercise. 8.  1.5 We often use already
and yet with the present
4-5 Complete the exercises. perfect. Read the dialogue and
complete the rules.

9. Read the example. Follow


the rules carefully and put

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already and yet in the correct Vocabulary focus
place in the sentences.
Adjective + preposition
Present tenses review
7. Find the adjectives in the
10. Choose the correct text and match them to the
alternative. Make sure that the correct prepositions.
alternative you choose has the
correct meaning, and fits in 8. Do the matching activity
that position in the sentence. (use a dictionary if you don’t
Use the Rules boxes and understand any of the words)
Grammar Reference.
9. Complete each question with
Reading the correct prepositions.
Student’s Book page 8 (Remember, the preposition
you use in English might not be
Comprehension focus the same as the one you use in
your language.)
1. Read the Strategy box. Look
at the title of the text and the 10. Write answers to the
pictures. What time of year is questions
the text going to be about? in exercise 9 using your own
What is the meaning of chill ideas. Use complete sentences.
out? Remember that after a
preposition we can use a noun
2. Read the first and last or a verb (we use the –ing
paragraphs of the text and form of the verb)
decide on the main topic.
Words in Context
3.  1.6 Read the text quickly Student’s Book page 10
to identify the ideas in the text.
Phrasal verbs (1): having a
4. Now find the relevant parts party
of the text and read them
again carefully to answer the 1. Read the Rules box and
questions. check you understand. Use the
Phrasal and Prepositional Verbs
5. Look for the words in the Reference on page 141 if
text. necessary.

6. Write the names of the four 2. Read the example.


seasons of the year in English. Underline one phrasal verb in
Make notes on the advantages each of 1-6.
and disadvantages of each
season. Think of phrases for 3. Do the matching exercise.
expressing opinion e.g. I think
that … In my opinion …I would 4. Complete the text.
say that …. Say which season is
most popular in your country
and why using the phrases for
expressing opinion.

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Communication Speaking
Student’s Book page 11
Introductions
Listening
5. Josh and Saira have just met
1. Check you know the for the first time at a party.
pronunciation of the word Read Saira’s answers, and
Halloween /"hæl@wi:n/. Look at complete Josh’s questions. The
the pictures and answer the words you need to complete
questions. Do you know the the questions are not in the
meaning of the word ghost? If text, you must think of them
not, check in a dictionary. yourself.

Cultural context 6.  1.8 Listen and check your


In Britain, Halloween is answers.
celebrated on 31st October as
the night when the spirits of 7.  1.8 Play the recording
the dead arise from their one line at a time and repeat
graves, and ghosts and evil after each line. Practise the
spirits are about. In the US, it dialogue.
is traditional for children to
have Halloween parties and to 8. Imagine there is a new
dress up as ghosts and student in your class. Write six
witches. Children also go from questions to ask them. Choose
house to house demanding two questions from exercise 5
‘trick or treat’, asking people to and think of four questions of
give them a treat (sweets or your own.
money) or to be subjected to a
trick. These customs are now 9. Look at the language for
also popular in Britain Talking about likes and dislikes.
Now invent and write answers
to the questions in exercise 8
2.  1.7 You are going to using these expressions. Check
listen to two people talking your dialogue for mistakes.
about how they celebrate
Halloween. Look at the list of Dictation
activities and listen carefully to Go to page 103 of your
decide which things Mark does, Student’s Book, Unit 1.
which Andrea does and which
neither does.  1.9 You are going to listen
to a short text about
3.  1.7 Try to complete the Halloween. Play the first part of
sentences, listen again to the recording, then pause after
check your answers. the line: ‘Then they get
together at Halloween parties’.
4. Write the names of different Is Halloween more popular in
festivals. If necessary, look on the UK or the USA?
page 4 (Set the context).
Answer the question in writing. Play the rest of the recording.
Pause between each section
and write what you hear. Play

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the whole track again to check Look out! One of the words in
your answers. bold contains two errors.
Correct the sentences.
Pronunciation
Go to page 104 of your An informal letter
Student’s Book, Unit 1.
5. Think about the difference
1.  1.10 Listen to and repeat between formal and informal
each word, paying particular letters. Read the letter quickly,
attention to the sounds of the don’t worry if you don’t
bold letters. understand every word. Answer
the questions.
2. Complete the words with
the correct phonetic symbols. 6. Read the Strategy box, read
the letter in exercise 5 again
3. Match the words with the and complete the task.
correct symbols. Think about
the sound of the bold letters in Task focus
each word. Remember that in
English, the spelling and the 7. Look at the writing task. Are
sound are not always the you going to write a formal or
same. informal letter? (informal).
Look at the example list, then
4.  1.11 Listen, repeat each write your own list.
word, and check your answers
to exercise 3. Play the 8. Choose an occasion from
recording again if necessary. your list. Make notes to answer
the questions, and think of
5. Write the correct phonetic some ideas of your own.
symbols for the bold
consonants. Refer to the 9. Read the paragraph plan.
phonetic symbols in exercise 3 Look at your ideas and
if you need to. organise them into the
paragraph plan. Refer to
Writing Saira’s letter on page 12 if you
Student’s Book page 12 need more ideas.

Language focus 10. Write your letter. Make


sure you use the correct layout
Word order for an informal letter, refer to
the Writing reference on p.126.
1. Read the sentences and
complete the task. 11. Look at the checklist. Also,
check for spelling and
2. Complete the Rules. punctuation mistakes.

3. Form the sentences. Check 12. Correct your work. Write a


the Rules if you are uncertain neat version of your letter and
about anything. check it again.

4. In each sentence the word in


bold is in the wrong place.

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Check the context
Student’s Book page 94
1. Complete the grammar and
vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 2 111-112 if necessary. Complete
the exercise.
Home and away
3. Read the Take note! box.
Set the context Find examples in the dialogue.
Student’s Book page 14
4. Complete the exercise. Refer
Adjectives for describing to the Take note! box and
places Grammar Reference pages
111-112 if necessary.
Cultural context
The phrase home and away is 5. Complete the dialogue.
usually used in a sporting
context. “Real Madrid beat Grammar in context
Barcelona home and away this Student’s Book page 16
season” (at home = in your
own ground; away = at the Past simple and present
opposition team’s ground. perfect simple

1. Read the sentences and


1. Read the descriptions and complete the Rules box. Refer
match them to the pictures. to Grammar Reference page
112 for help.
2. Find pairs of opposite
adjectives. Use a dictionary if 2. Complete the exercise.
necessary.
Past perfect simple
3. Find more adjectives in
exercise 1. Check their 3.  1.13 Read the text and
meanings in a dictionary. answer the questions.

4. Look at the photo and think 4-7. Complete the exercises.


of adjectives to describe it. Refer to the Grammar
Reference on pages 112-113.
5. Read the vocabulary for
describing photos and used to
describing places. Answer the Student’s Book page 17
questions 1--4 using some of
the adjectives you thought of in 8.  1.14 Read the dialogue
exercise 4. and answer the questions.

Grammar in context 9. Read the Rules box and


Student’s Book page 15 complete the rules.

Past simple and past 10. Complete the exercise


continuous using used to.

1.  1.12 Read the dialogue 11. Complete the exercise.


and answer the questions. Read the take note box.

2. Read the Rules box. Refer to Reading


Grammar Reference pages Student’s Book page 18

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Comprehension focus 9. Use a dictionary if necessary
to check the meanings of the
Cultural context words. Form nouns for people
Australian Rules Football is by adding suffixes.
a mixture of football, rugby and
basketball in which you can 10. Complete the exercise.
kick, bounce, catch or punch
the ball. It is played mainly in
Australia. Words in Context
Student’s Book page 20
Mud-skippers are a type of
fish that use their strong fins Making comparisons
as ‘legs’ to move over the
ground, or even climb trees. 1. Look at the pictures and
complete the sentences.

1. Decide if the sentences are 2. Read the Rules box. Use a


true or false. dictionary to check any
adjectives you don’t
2. 1 1.15 Read the text understand. Complete the
quickly to check your answers. exercise.

3. Read the text again and 3. Read the Rules box and
answer the questions. complete the rules.

4. Read the Strategy box. 4. Rewrite the sentences using


Complete the exercise. an adjective which means the
opposite. Use a dictionary to
5. Complete the exercise. check meaning. In the example
too slow is changed to not fast
6. Look at the text and find enough.
disadvantages and advantages
of living in Australia. Think of 5. Complete the diary with
some phrases for expressing phrases in the list.
likes and dislikes e.g. I
wouldn’t like it because I Communication
would/might be homesick. Student’s Book page 21
Write the names of 10
countries. Choose one and say Listening
why you would like to live
there. Have you ever visited 1.  1.16 Listen to the
this country? interview and answer the
question.
Vocabulary focus
2.  1.16 Write true or false
Nouns: people for each sentence and then
listen again to check your
7. Complete the table. answers.

8. Choose the correct


alternative.

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3.  1.16 Try to complete the the whole track again to check
sentences from memory. Listen your answers.
again to check your answers.
Pronunciation
4. Think of some differences Go to page 104 of your
between Tanzania and your Student’s Book, Unit 2.
country, for example, People
aren’t as rich in Tanzania. 1. Read the words and count
Answer the questions. the number of syllables.

Speaking 2.  1.19 Listen and check


your answers.
Talking about new
experiences 3.  1.20 Listen and mark the
stressed syllable in each word.
5. Read the dialogue. Complete Which word is different?
the dialogue using the phrases
in the list. 4.  1.21 Listen to the
sentences and mark the
6.  1.17 Listen and check stressed syllable in the bold
your answers. words.

7. Play the recording one line 5.  1.21 Listen again and


at a time and repeat after each note how the stress changes in
line the last word in each sentence.

8. Choose one of the pictures. Writing


Think of some positive and Student’s Book page 22
negative things about it. Write
a dialogue about the picture Language focus
similar to the dialogue in
exercise 5. Modifiers

9. Practise saying your 1. Read the letter. Why was the


dialogue. writer worried?

Dictation 2. Complete the table with the


Go to page 103 of your words in bold in the letter.
Student’s Book, Unit 2,
exercise 1. 3. Complete the exercise.

 1.18 You are going to listen A description of a place


to a short text about a city in
Spain. Play the first part of the 4. Read the Strategy box. Read
recording, then pause after the the task and think of some
line: ‘Where is it?’ What is the topics you could write about,
weather like in this city? for example, the food, the
weather.
Play the rest of the recording.
Pause between each section 5. Check the vocabulary in the
and write what you hear. Play list and complete the diagram.

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10. Read the paragraph plan.
6. Read the essay about Dublin Use your notes from exercise 9
in Ireland. Which three ideas and write your description.
from exercise 5 are not in the Include at least three
essay. modifiers.

7. Find the modifiers in the 11. Check your spelling,


text. Which modifier appears grammar and punctuation.
twice? Check that you have used at
least three modifiers.

Task focus 12. Make corrections and if


necessary write out your essay
8. Read the task in exercise 4 again.
again. Choose a place.
Check the context
9. Brainstorm ideas. Use a Student’s Book page 95
spidergram like exercise 5.
1. Complete the grammar and
vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 3 and don’t have to. Refer to
Grammar Reference on page
Television 114 if necessary.

Set the context Grammar in context


Student’s Book page 24 Student’s Book page 26

Television Modals of ability

1. Match the pictures to the list 1.  1.23 If necessary, check


of programmes. Think of other the word ability in a dictionary.
types of programmes. Read the text and answer the
questions.
2. Answer the question.
2. Look at the bold verbs in
3. Complete the matching the text and complete the
exercise. Make a note of any Rules box.
new vocabulary.
3. Think of the negative forms
4. Answer the questions. of can, could and will be able
to. Complete the sentences.
Grammar in context
Student’s Book page 25 Modals of possibility and
certainty
Modals of advice, necessity
and obligation 4.  1.24 Read the dialogue
and answer the questions.
1.  1.22 If necessary, check
the words advice, necessity 5. Look at the bold verbs and
and obligation in a dictionary. complete the Rules box. Refer
Read the dialogue and answer to Grammar Reference on page
the question. Contestant = 114 for help if necessary.
someone who takes part in a
reality show or game show and 6. Complete the exercise. Use a
a strong personality = different modal for each
someone who is confident and sentence.
not easily influenced by other
people. 7. Read the 5 situations from
Maisie’s week. Think about how
2. Read the Rules box and the Maisie would react. Use the
Take note! box. Remember You ideas in the list and right a
mustn’t swim in the sea. (= it sentence with can’t or must.
is not allowed) and You don’t Look carefully at the example.
have to swim in the sea (= you
can if you want to). Match the Modals + perfect infinitive
rules to the verbs in the text.
8.  1.25 Read the dialogue
3. Complete the exercise. and answer the question.
4. Write sentences. Remember
the difference between mustn’t

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9. Look at the underlined 7. Find arguments in the text
verbs. Read the Rules box. that agree or disagree that the
Refer to the Grammar show is a good idea. Make
Reference on page 115 if notes and add your own
necessary. Do the matching. arguments for and against.
Think of some phrases to
10. Look at the example. It express opinions, agreement
refers to something that was and disagreement, for
done or was not done in the example, I think that..., in my
past. Complete the second opinion..., I agree, etc. Write
sentences, thinking about the some sentences giving your
past in each case. opinion and agreeing or
disagreeing with the opinions in
Reading the text.
Student’s Book page 28
Vocabulary focus
Comprehension focus
Verb and preposition
Cultural context
In the US, immigrants need a 8. It is very important to learn
document called a Green Card which prepositions are used
in order to work legally. Many with verbs. Find the verbs in
immigrants, especially from the list in the text and
Mexico, live and work in the US complete the table.
without a Green Card, but they
work illegally and cannot earn 9. Complete the exercise
good wages. without looking at the table
and then check your answers
when you have finished.
1. Look at the photos. Which
type of TV programme do you 10. Complete the exercise.
think the text will be about?
Words in Context
2. Read quickly and check your Student’s Book page 30
answer.
do and make
3. 1.26 Read the text again
and answer the questions in 1. Choose the correct
your own words. alternative. There are no fixed
rules for do and make; you
4. Choose the correct need to learn them.
alternatives and find evidence
in the text. 2. Add the words in exercise 1
to the table.
5. Read the Strategy box and
answer the questions. 3. Complete the table. Check in
a dictionary.
6. Find the idioms in the text
and, using the context, match 4. Complete the sentences
them to the definitions. using make or do. Most
sentences use an infinitive

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without to but two sentences 9. Look at the TV guide and
need the correct tense. check any words you don’t
know in a dictionary. Check the
5. Complete the text. pronunciation of Aviator
/"eIvie†@/, Life Swap /"laIf swQp/;
and Joey /"dZ@Ui/. Look at the
Communication expressions at the bottom of
Student’s Book page 31 the page and write a dialogue
similar to the dialogue in
Listening exercise 5.

1.  1.27 How much television 10. Practise saying your


do you watch each day? Have dialogue.
you got a TV in your room?
What do you think TV Turn-off Dictation
Week is? Complete the Go to page 103 of your
sentences using four of the Student’s Book, Unit 3.
numbers. Check your answers
in the radio interview.  1.29 You are going to listen
to three people talking about
2.  1.27 Read the statements TV. Play the first part of the
and listen again carefully. Tick recording, then pause after the
the things Zach says. line: ‘... instead of this boring
documentary.’ Which types of
3. Does Zach think it is a good programmes do the people talk
idea? Why? Think of some about?
phrases for expressing
opinions. Do you think it is a Play the rest of the recording.
good idea? Why? / Why not? Pause between each section
and write what you hear. Play
4. Read the Strategy box. Do the whole track again to check
you have any other ideas? your answers.

Speaking Pronunciation
Go to page 105 of your
Making suggestions Student’s Book, Unit 3.

5. Read the dialogue and 1.  1.30 Words which don’t


answer the question. carry any meaning are
unstressed. Auxiliaries are
6. Complete the dialogue using often unstressed. Listen to the
the phrases in the list. sentences and circle the
unstressed sounds in the
7.  1.28 Listen and check auxiliaries in bold.
your answers.
2.  1.31 Complete the
8. Play the recording one line exercise.
at a time and repeat after each
line. Practise the dialogue.
Concentrate on your intonation.

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Writing 7. Find the topic sentences in
Student’s Book page 32 essay B. Divide it into four
paragraphs; each paragraph
Language focus should be a new topic.

Giving opinions 8. Find five ways of introducing


opinions in essay B.
1. Read the topics. Check in a
dictionary if necessary. Do the Task focus
matching.
9. Look at the Writing Task.
2. Find six ways of introducing Read the opinions below the
an opinion in exercise 1. task. Which opinions agree?
Which opinions do you agree
3. This exercise contains with? Think of more arguments
phrases from exercise 1. Put to support your view.
the sentences in the right Brainstorm some ideas for your
order. essay. Think of as many ideas
as you can for each question.
4. Choose three statements
from exercise 1. Write 10. Read the paragraph plan.
sentences agreeing or Write your essay organizing
disagreeing and give reasons. your ideas in the same way.
Use your notes from exercise 9
An opinion essay and 10.

5. Read the Writing Task. Read 11. Read each point and use
the two essays A and B. Which them to check your essay.
writer agrees? Which writer
disagrees? Read the essays 12. Make corrections, write
again and underline the your essay out again and check
arguments. Do you agree or it once more.
disagree with them?
Check the context
6. Read the Strategy box. Student’s Book page 96
Complete essay A with
sentences A-D. 1. Complete the grammar and
vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 4 (plan/definite intention) and
“Oh, I’ll come with you”
Technology (decision made now, at the
time of speaking). Compare
Set the context these predictions: “Tom will be
Student’s Book page 34 late. He’s always late” (general
prediction) and “Hurry up!
Technology You’re going to be late!”
(prediction based on present
1. Check you know the word evidence). Refer to Grammar
gadget. Use a dictionary if Reference on page 116-117 if
necessary. Think of some necessary. Match the rules to
adverbs of frequency, for the underlined sentences in the
example, once a week, never. text.
Look at the photos. Which do
you use everyday? How often 3. Read the diary again and
do you use the other gadgets? find more examples of future
forms.
2. Check you understand
technophobe. Use a dictionary 4. Put the words in the correct
if necessary. Match four order to form questions.
gadgets with the four facts. Answer the questions using
complete sentences.
3. Do the matching. Use a
dictionary to check. 5. Refer to the Rules box again
and choose the correct
4. Choose the correct alternatives.
alternative. Record any new
vocabulary. Grammar in context
Student’s Book page 36
5. You can use the phrase
couldn’t live without to say that Basic Future forms: review
something is very important to
you, Think of technology that 1. Choose the correct
you use at home. Which alternatives. Refer back to the
couldn’t you live without? Rules box on page 35 and the
Explain your choice. Grammar Reference on pages
116-117, if necessary.
Grammar in context
Student’s Book page 35 Future continuous

Future forms: will, going to 2.  1.33 The phrase this time


and present continuous next month means the same
day one month in the future.
1. 1.32 Read the extract Read the text and answer the
from a diary and answer the question.
questions. Give reasons.
3. Look at the bold verbs and
2. Read the Rules box. Look at complete the Rules box. Refer
these examples: “I’m going to to Grammar Reference on page
see James this afternoon” 117 for help if necessary.

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2. Refer back to the Reading
4. Find more examples in the Strategy in Unit 1. Read quickly
text. and answer the question.

5. Complete the sentences. 3.  1.35 Before you read the


Refer to Grammar Reference text again, choose the correct
on page 117 for help if alternatives for each question.
necessary. Then read the text and check
your answers.
6. Write sentences which are
true for you. 4. Read the Strategy box and
underline the key words in the
Future perfect questions.

7. 1.34 The phrase by the 5. Read the text again and
end of next year refers to the answer the questions in
period of time up to next exercise 4.
December. Compare You must
be there at 3.30 (= 3.30 is the 6. Find the words in the text.
time you must arrive) with You
must be there by 3.30 (= you 7. Make two lists; the Good
can arrive before 3.30 but 3.30 things and Bad things about
is the latest time you can robots. Think of different ways
arrive). Read the text and to express opinions and for
answer the question. agreeing/disagreeing, for
example, I think..., That’s a
8. Read the text again and look good point, etc. Answer the
at the bold verbs. Complete questions.
the Rules box. Refer to
Grammar Reference on page Vocabulary focus
117 for help if necessary.
Negative prefixes
9. Complete the sentences.
8. Check any adjectives you
10. Look at the pictures. Tick don’t know in a dictionary. Do
any relevant boxes. Remember the matching and check your
you are making a prediction answers in the text.
about your life. Write sentences
about yourself. Most of the 9. Complete the table. Check
verbs are irregular. any adjectives you don’t know
in a dictionary.
Reading
Student’s Book page 38 10. Complete the exercise.

Comprehension focus Words in Context


Student’s Book page 40
1. What can robots do now?
Remember will be able is a Adjectives for describing
future form of can. Which objects
things do you think robots will
be able to do in the future? 1. Read the dialogue and
answer the question.

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6.  1.38 Listen to check your
2. Complete the chart with the answers.
bold adjectives from the text.
Use a dictionary if you need to. 7. Play the recording one line
at a time and repeat after each
3. Add the adjectives to the line. Practise the dialogue.
chart. Check in a dictionary. Concentrate on your intonation.

4. Choose adjectives to 8. Read the instructions.


describe the stereo (picture A) Choose one of the objects A-C.
and the radio (picture B). More Look at the expressions at the
than one adjective is possible. bottom of the page and write a
dialogue similar to the dialogue
5. Look at the language for in exercise 5.
describing objects. Use
adjectives from exercise 4 and 9. Practise saying your
describe the objects. dialogue.

6. Complete the text with Dictation


adjectives from exercise 1 Go to page 103 of your
and 3. Student’s Book, Unit 4.

Communication  1.39 You are going to listen


Student’s Book page 41 to a prediction about the
future. Play the first part of the
Listening recording, then pause after: ‘...
housework and homework too.’
1.  1.36 Listen to the radio What is the prediction about?
interview and choose the
correct alternative. Play the rest of the recording.
Pause between each section
2.  1.36 Complete the and write what you hear. Play
statements and then listen the whole track again to check
again to check your answers. your answers.

3.  1.37 Listen to the second Pronunciation


part and choose the correct Go to page 105 of your
alternative. Student’s Book, Unit 4.

4.  1.37 Answer True or False 1.  1.40 Decide if the words


for each sentence, correct the in bold have the sound /I/ or
false sentences and then listen /i;/. Listen to the sentences and
again to check your answers. check your answers.

Speaking 2.  1.41 Listen and repeat


the sentences. Concentrate on
Describing objects the two sounds /I/ and /i;/.
Circle these sounds in the
5. Complete the dialogue using sentences.
the phrases in the list.

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Writing person’s name and Dear Mr
Student’s Book page 42 Brown, for example, if we do.
Mrs is for married women, Miss
Language focus for single women and Ms if we
don’t know. We use Yours
Formal and informal faithfully with Dear Sir or
language Madam and Yours sincerely
when we know the name of the
1. When writing a letter you person.
need to think about formal and
informal language. You need to 7. Do the matching.
think about who you are
writing to and why. Read the Task focus
two extracts and answer the
question. 8. Read the advertisement and
notes. Answer the question.
2. Read the letters again. Then
read the Rules box and choose 9. Read the instructions and
the correct alternatives. the Task. Read the
advertisement again.
3. Decide if the expressions are
formal or informal. Check your 10. Read the paragraph plan.
answers in the Writing Think about how the
Reference on page 129. information in the
advertisement and notes
A formal letter matches with the paragraph
plan. Write your letter
4. Look at the photo at the organizing your ideas in the
bottom of the page. Read the same way. Use the same
letter and answer the layout as the letter on page 42.
questions.
11. Read each point and use
5. Read the letter again and them to check your letter.
choose the best expressions. Check spelling and punctuation.
Refer to the Rules box for help.
12. Make corrections, write
6. Read the Strategy box. Refer your letter out again and check
to the Writing Reference on it once more.
page 129 if necessary. Answer
the questions. What are the Check the context
differences between this letter Student’s Book page 97
and the informal letter on page
12? We use Dear Sir or Madam Complete the grammar and
when we don’t know the vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 5 Grammar in context
Student’s Book page 45
Appearance
First and second conditional
Set the context
Student’s Book page 44 1.  1.42 Read the first
paragraph of the text from a
Appearance adjectives diary and choose the correct
alternative.
1. Check you know the word
appearance. Use a dictionary if 2. Read the Rules box. Refer to
necessary. Look at the photos. Grammar Reference on page
Can you identify the people? 118 if necessary. Match the
Answer the questions. Explain rules to the underlined
your choice. Some people are sentences in the text.
smiling. Does this affect your
choice? 3. Choose the correct
alternatives.
2. Check you understand the
words in the table. Use a 4. Complete the sentences with
dictionary if necessary. the first or second conditional.
Complete the table with the Decide if the situations are
adjectives in the list. Use a likely or possible (=first
dictionary if you need help and conditional) or unlikely,
to check your answers. imaginary or impossible
(=second conditional).
3. Write sentences describing
the people in the pictures. Use 5. Complete the sentences.
adjectives from exercise 2.
Grammar in context
Personality adjectives Student’s Book page 46

4. Use your dictionary to look unless


up adjectives you don’t know
and then find pairs of opposites 1.  1.43 This dialogue
in the list. Record any new continues from the text about
vocabulary. David Hunt on page 45. Read
the dialogue and decide which
5. Read the instructions and underlined sentences have the
then the expressions at the same meaning.
bottom of the page. This is an
imaginary situation so we use 2. Read the Rules box. Refer to
would. Think about what these the Grammar Reference on
people are like. Answer the page 118. Translate the
question and explain your underlined sentences.
choice.
3. Rewrite the sentences using
unless in place of if. Look at
the example and think which
parts of the sentence are
positive and which parts are
negative. We will get wet if it

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rains ⇒ We won’t get wet
unless it rains. Reading
Student’s Book page 48
Third conditional
Comprehension focus
4.  1.44 This text is the
second part of the interview 1. Check dare and plastic
with David Hunt on page 45. surgery in a dictionary. Read
Read the text and answer the the title and look at the photo.
question. Answer the question.

5. Look at the underlined 2. Read quickly and check your


sentences in the text and answer.
complete the Rules box. Refer
to the Grammar Reference on 3. Read the Strategy box. Read
page 118. the text again and answer the
questions.
6. Choose the correct third
conditional for the sentences. 4.  1.45 Read the text again
and decide if the sentences are
7. Complete each sentence true or false. Give evidence.
using a third conditional.
5. Read the text again and
8. Complete each sentence answer the questions. Use your
using the third conditional and own words.
your own idea. Use
contractions. 6. Find the words in the text
which are the opposites of 1-6.
Conditionals: review
7. Explain the meaning of the
9. Complete the text using the two expressions.
first, second or third
conditional. Refer to the 8. Read the question 1. Note
Grammar Reference on page the phrases for giving advice.
118 if necessary. Remember: Think of as many ideas as you
can. Answer the questions.
If you lose this money, I will be
angry. (First conditional - Vocabulary focus
possible event)
Compound adjectives
If you lost this money, I would
be angry. (Second conditional - 9. Do the matching. Check
maginary event) meaning in your dictionary.

If you had lost this money, I 10. Complete the Rules.


would have been angry. (Third
conditional - event that did not 11. Complete the exercise.
happen) Check meaning in your
dictionary.

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12. Complete the table with 2.  1.46 Read the questions.
compound adjectives from Then listen again and write
exercise 9 and 11. your answers.

13. Complete the sentences 3. Make a list of Advantages


with compound adjectives from and Disadvantages of Lucy’s
exercise 12. job from the recording. Add
your own ideas. Answer the
Words in Context question. This is an imaginary
Student’s Book page 50 situation (second conditional).

Clothes and fashion Speaking

1. Think of as many words for Asking for information


clothes as you can. Read the
text. Complete the table with 4. Complete the dialogue using
the bold adjectives from the the phrases in the list.
text. Check in a dictionary.
5.  1.47 Listen to check your
2. Add the adjectives to the answers.
chart. Check in a dictionary.
6. Check vocabulary in a
3. Look at the photos A and B. dictionary if necessary. Play the
Describe the clothes. Use some recording one line at a time
of the adjectives from exercises and repeat after each line.
1 and 2. Use a dictionary if Practise the dialogue.
necessary. Concentrate on your intonation.

4. Answer the questions. 7. Read the instructions.


Choose an item of clothing.
5. Decide who says each Look at the expressions at the
sentence. bottom of the page and write a
dialogue similar to the dialogue
6. Write the infinitives of the in exercise 4.
bold verbs in exercise 5. Match
to the definitions. 8. Practise saying your
dialogue.
7. Complete the text using
words and phrases from the Dictation
list. Go to page 103 of your
Student’s Book, Unit 5.
Communication
Student’s Book page 51  1.48 You are going to listen
to a description of an actor.
Listening Play the first part of the
recording, then pause after:
1.  1.46 Listen to the ‘Who is he?’ Where is the
interview with a fashion stylist speaker talking about?
for celebrities. Which names
does she mention? Play the rest of the recording.
Pause between each section
and write what you hear. Play

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the whole track again to check What’s more must be followed
your answers. by a comma.

Which actor is it? 3. Complete the sentences.

Pronunciation A description of a person

Go to page 105 of your 4. Read the Writing Task. Read


Student’s Book, Unit 5. the essay and answer the
question.
1.  1.49 In spoken English
we join words and syllables 5. Read the essay again and
together for better rhythm. choose the best alternatives.
Listen and circle the stressed Refer to the Rules box for help.
words or syllables.
6. It’s important to use lots of
2.  1.49 Listen again and different vocabulary when
repeat the sentences. writing. Read the essay again
Concentrate on the linked and pick out the adjectives that
sounds. the writer uses to describe
Enrique’s appearance and
3. Read the sentences. Mark personality. Make two lists.
the stress and the linked
words. 7. Read the Strategy box. Find
examples.
4.  1.50 Listen and check
your answers. Repeat the 8. Read the text and answer
sentences. the questions.

5. Circle the two words in each 9. Replace the bold adjectives


sentence which have the main with the more interesting
stress. adjectives in the list.

6.  1.51 Listen and check Task focus


your answers. Repeat the
sentences. 10. Read the Writing Task in
exercise 4 again. Choose a
Writing famous person.
Student’s Book page 52
11. Make notes. Think about
Language focus the questions. Think of
interesting adjectives to use.
Linkers of addition
12. Read the paragraph plan.
1. Read the text and answer Write your essay organizing
the question. your ideas in the same way.
Use your notes from exercise
2. The words in bold are 11.
linkers of addition. Read the
Rules box and choose the 13. Read each point and use
correct linker. In addition and them to check your essay.
Check spelling and punctuation.

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14.Make corrections, write your
essay out again and check it
once more

Check the context

Student’s Book page 98

Complete the grammar and


vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 6 6. Complete the sentences in
the passive. Look at the time
News words in the sentences to help.

Set the context Grammar in context


Student’s Book page 54 Student’s Book page 56

News The passive + by

1. What jobs can you think of 1. Read the Rules box. Refer to
connected with the news. The the Grammar Reference on
phrase in the news means page 119. Find examples of the
being reported in the news. passive + by in the text on
Read the text quickly. Do the page 55.
matching. The paparazzi refers
to these journalists in general. 2. Transform the sentences
To refer to one we say a from passive to active. Use the
member of the paparazzi. same tense.

2. Read the text again and 3. Transform the sentences


answer the questions. from active to passive. We use
by + agent when this
3. Use a dictionary if information is necessary for the
necessary. Complete the table meaning of the sentence or
with the bold words in the text. when it is interesting
information.
4. Complete the definitions.
Someone stole her jewellery ⇒
5. Answer the questions. Give Her jewellery was stolen. (not
opinions and reasons. necessary / not interesting)
International diamond thieves
Grammar in context stole all her jewellery ⇒ All her
Student’s Book page 55 jewellery was stolen by
international diamond thieves.
The passive (interesting / necessary)

1. Look at the photo. What do 4. Choose the correct verb for


you think is happening? each gap. Decide if it is active
or passive. Then choose the
2.  2.2 Read the news report correct tense.
quickly to check your answer.
get / have something done
3. Do the matching.
5.  2.3 Read the dialogue
4. Read the Rules box. Match quickly and answer the
the bold verbs to the rules. question.

5. Read sentences A and B. 6. Read the Rules box. Refer to


Answer the questions and the Grammar Reference on
check in the Grammar page 120. Look at sentences 1
Reference on page 119. and 2 and decide what the

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object is. Read the dialogue
again and find more examples. 2. Complete the sentences.

7. Complete the sentences. 3. Read the whole text. Read


again and choose the correct
Reading alternative.
Student’s Book page 58
Communication
Comprehension focus Student’s Book page 61

1.  2.4 Read the title. What is Listening


a blog? Read the text quickly
and answer the question. 1.  2.5 Look at the pictures.
Read the instructions. Answer
2. Read again and choose the the question, giving reasons.
correct alternative.
2. Read the Strategy. Read the
3. Read the Strategy box. Find questions in bold in the next
the extracts in the text and exercise. Decide what
replace the bold pronouns with information you will need when
the phrases A-F. you listen again.

4. Look for the words in the 3.  2.5 Listen and choose the
text. correct alternative.

5. Answer the questions. Speaking

Vocabulary focus Advice

Adverbs of manner 4. Complete the dialogue using


the phrases in the list.
6. Complete the sentences with
the adverb form of the word 5.  2.6 Listen to check your
and check your answer in the answers.
text.
6. Check vocabulary in a
7. Complete the Rules. dictionary if necessary. Play the
recording one line at a time
8. Form adverbs from the and repeat after each line.
adjectives in the list. Add the Practise the dialogue.
adverbs to the bold clauses in Concentrate on your intonation.
the blog.
7. Read the instructions.
Words in Context Choose a situation. Look at the
Student’s Book page 60 expressions at the bottom of
the page and write a dialogue
False friends similar to the dialogue in
exercise 4.
1. Read the Rules. Do the
matching. Which words are real 8. Practise saying your
friends and which words are dialogue.
false friends?

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to prison because of his many
crimes and He was sent to
Dictation prison because he had
Go to page 103 of your committed many crimes.
Student’s Book, Unit 6.
3. Choose the correct
 2.7 You are going to listen alternative.
to a joke. Play the first part of
the recording, then pause A summary
after: ‘... the park and walk’
Have you heard this joke 4. Read the newspaper
before? headline. In newspaper
headlines, the present tense is
Play the rest of the recording. used for events that have just
Pause between each section happened. Read the article
and write what you hear. Play quickly and answer the
the whole track again to check question.
your answers.
5. Read the Strategy. Read the
Pronunciation summaries and decide which is
Go to page 106 of your the best.
Student’s Book, Unit 6.
6. Read the article quickly and
1.  2.8 Some letters are not answer the question.
pronounced in some words.
Listen and underline letters 7. Find the linkers in the text.
which are not pronounced.
Task focus
2. Underline letters which are
not pronounced. 8. Read the Writing Task.
Remember the summary
3.  2.9 Listen and check your should only include essential
answers. Repeat the words. information. Read the article
again and decide which three
Writing notes contain essential
Student’s Book page 62 information.

Language focus 9. Check you have all the


essential information. Read the
Linkers of reason and result text again.

1. Translate the bold linkers in 10. Read each point and use
1-4. Use a dictionary. them to check your summary.
Check spelling and punctuation.
2. Check reason and result in a
dictionary if necessary. Add the 11. Make corrections, write
bold linkers in exercise 1 to your essay out again and check
the table. Because of and as a it once more.
result of must be followed by a
noun but because and as a
result must be followed by a
clause. Compare: He was sent

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Check the context
Student’s Book page 99

Complete the grammar and


vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 7 4. In which sentences in
exercise 3 is it possible to use
Sport that?

Set the context 5. Write sentences. Include a


Student’s Book page 64 relative pronoun. In some
cases more than one pronoun
Sport is possible.

1. What sports can you think Grammar in context


of? Read the advertisements. Student’s Book page 66
Which course would you choose
and why? Omission of relative
pronouns
2. Different verbs are used with
different sports in English. Add 1.  2.11 Read the text
the sports from exercise 1 to quickly. Answer the question.
the table.
2. Read the Rules box. Refer to
3. Use a dictionary if the Grammar Reference on
necessary. Complete the table page 120-121 for more
with the words in the list. information and examples.
Decide if the bold pronouns in
4. Answer the question. Use the text can be omitted.
the correct verb for each sport.
Non-defining relative
5. Answer the questions. Use clauses
your dictionary to help. Record
any new vocabulary, grammar 3.  2.12 Read the text.
and collocations. Answer the question.

6. Answer the questions. Give 4. Non-essential means not


reasons. important grammatically.
Compare the two underlined
Grammar in context sentences in the text.
Student’s Book page 65 Information that is non-
essential can be removed and
Defining relative clauses still leave a grammatically
correct sentence. Answer the
1.  2.10 Read the text question.
quickly. Answer the question.
5. Read the Rules box and
2. Read the Rules box. Match check your answers. Refer to
the bold pronouns in the text the Grammar Reference on
to the rules. Refer to the page 120-121, if necessary.
Grammar Reference on pages
120-121 for more information 6. Read the text again and find
and examples. more examples of defining and
non-defining relative clauses.
3. Complete the sentences.
Don’t use the pronoun that. 7. Translate the sentences.

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8. Decide if the sentences
contain defining or non-
defining relative clauses. Vocabulary focus

9. Complete each sentence Adjective suffixes


with a non-defining relative
clause. Include commas where 7. Complete the table with the
necessary. adjectives from the text. There
are some spelling changes.
10. Complete the sentences.
8. Use a dictionary. Make
Relative clauses: review adjectives from the nouns.

11. Complete the text with 9. Complete the sentences.


relative pronouns. Decide if Check any new words in a
each clause is defining or non- dictionary.
defining.

Reading Words in Context


Student’s Book page 68 Student’s Book page 70

Comprehension focus Sports verbs

1. Look at the pictures Answer 1. Choose the correct


the questions. alternative. Check carefully in a
dictionary.
2. Check competitiveness,
health, prejudice and pressure 2. Complete the sentences. Use
in a dictionary. Read the text verbs from exercise 1. Some
again and choose the correct verbs are irregular.
topics.
Phrasal verbs (2)
3. Read the Strategy box. Read
the topic sentences. Add the 3. Find the phrasal verbs and
sentences to the text. write the infinitive.

4.  2.13 Read again and 4. Do the matching.


answer the questions.
5. Complete the text. Use
5. Look for the opposites of the verbs from exercise 4. Some
words. verbs are irregular. Think about
the tense.
6. Answer the questions. Think
about who puts pressure on Communication
you. What do they put pressure Student’s Book page 71
on you to do? What are the
effects of too much pressure? Listening

1. Look at the photos. Read the


instructions. Answer the
question, giving reasons.

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Cultural context
Free diving is diving without 9. Practise saying your
oxygen or special equipment. dialogue.
A wake is the wave of water
behind a boat or ship. Dictation
Go to page 103 of your
Student’s Book, Unit 7.
2.  2.14 Listen to two people
talking about sports. Which  2.16 You are going to listen
three sports are they talking to a description of the Tour de
about? France. Play the first part of
the recording, then pause
3.  2.14 Read the sentences after: ‘... That’s why he is my
and correct the bold phrase. hero’ Why does the speaker
Then listen again to check your think Lance Armstrong is a
answers. hero?

4. Sports like wake-boarding Play the rest of the recording.


are dangerous and are known Pause between each section
as extreme sports. Do you and write what you hear. Play
know any other extreme the whole track again to check
sports? Answer the questions, your answers.
giving your opinion. Do you
agree with the first question? Pronunciation
Give reasons. Check language Go to page 106 of your
for giving opinions in previous Student’s Book, Unit 7.
units.
1.  2.17 We often pronounce
Speaking the unstressed vowel in words
as /@/. Listen and mark the /@/
Invitations sound in the bold words.

5. Complete the dialogue using 2.  2.18 We often use the /@/


the phrases in the list. sound in unstressed words in a
sentence. Listen and repeat the
6.  2.15 Listen to check your sentences. Note the
answers. pronunciation of the weak
words.
7. Check vocabulary in a
dictionary if necessary. Play the Writing
recording one line at a time Student’s Book page 72
and repeat after each line.
Practise the dialogue. Language focus
Concentrate on your intonation.
Linkers of contrast
8. Read the instructions.
Choose a situation. Look at the 1. Linkers of contrast are used
expressions at the bottom of to add new information that
the page and write a dialogue contrasts with what has already
similar to the dialogue in been said. For example,
exercise 5. compare Cara can speak
French and she can also speak

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German and Cara can speak 7. Read the Strategy. Read the
French but she can’t speak paragraphs and match them to
German. The first sentence the missing paragraphs in the
contains extra information. The essay.
second sentence contains extra
information which contrasts 8. Add the expressions in bold
with what has been said. Do in exercise 7 to the table.
the matching.
Task focus
2. Translate the bold linkers in
exercise 1. Use a dictionary if 9. Read the Writing Task.
necessary. Answer the questions. Make
notes.
3. Choose the correct
alternative. Think about the 10. Read the paragraph plan.
position of the linkers in the Match your notes from exercise
sentence. 9 to the plan. Write your essay
organizing your ideas in the
A discussion essay same way.

4. Read the Writing Task. 11. Read each point and use
Check role model in a them to check your essay.
dictionary if necessary. Choose Check spelling and punctuation.
the correct alternative.
12. Make corrections, write
5. Look at the model essay. your essay out again and check
Which paragraph argues it once more.
against the statement?
Check the context
6. Read the essay again and Student’s Book page 100
find five linkers of contrast.
Complete the grammar and
vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 8 5. Read the Take note! box.
Transform the sentences into
Fiction reported speech.

Set the context Cultural context


Student’s Book page 74 On page 74, photo B shows a
sculpture of a shark which was
Doubt and belief installed on a house in Oxford
in 1986. It was made in
1. Fiction refers to books, fibreglass by John Buckley, a
stories, films, etc that are sculptor, as a protest against
invented and not true. Look at ‘nuclear power, Chernobyl and
the photos and answer the Nagasaki’.
questions. Photo D shows two of nine
bison which escaped from a
2. Do you think photo A really farm in Baltimore in August
happened? Choose the correct 2005. Police chased them
adverb of probability for each through the town of Pikesville
sentence. and herded them into the
tennis court of an apartment
3. Use a dictionary if block.
necessary. Complete the table
with the words in the list.
Grammar in context
4. Decide which photos are Student’s Book page 76
genuine and which are fake.
Give reasons. Time and place expressions

Grammar in context 1. Look at the photo. Check


Student’s Book page 75 fairy and hoax in a dictionary.
Do the matching.
Reported speech
Cultural context
1.  2.19 Check parcel in a In 1917 Frances Griffiths and
dictionary. Read the text Elsie Wright, two young girls
quickly. Answer the question. living in Cottingley, England,
produced photographs of
2. Do the matching. Answer the ‘fairies’ which deceived many
question. adults.
They kept the secret until
3. Read the Rules box. Refer to 1982, when they admitted that
the Grammar Reference on the photographs had been
page 122 for more information faked. However, both women
and examples. Complete the still insisted they had seen real
table. fairies.

4. Transform the sentences


2. Look at the bold time and
into direct speech. Remember
place expressions. Do they
punctuation.
change or stay the same?

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3. Transform the sentences about? Have you heard any of
into reported speech. Use the the stories before?
sentences in exercise 1 as a
guide. Refer to the Grammar 2.  2.22 Read the text
Reference on page 122 for quickly and choose the best
more information. Change the definition in the yellow box.
verb and the bold words.
3. Read the sentences. Read
Reported questions the text again. Complete the
sentences using your own
4.  2.20 Read the text words.
quickly. Answer the question.
4. Read again and write True or
5. Do the matching. False for the sentences. Correct
the sentences.
6. Read the Rules box and
choose the correct alternatives. 5. Read the Strategy. Find the
words in the text and choose
7. Transform the reported the correct alternative.
questions into direct questions.
6. Match the definitions with
8. Check the word date in a the bold words in exercise 5.
dictionary if necessary.
Transform the questions into 7. Do you know any urban
reported questions. myths? Write one. Use a
dictionary to help.
Reported commands and
suggestions Vocabulary focus

9.  2.21 Read the text and Prefixes


answer the question.
8. Complete the table with
10. Decide if the sentences are words from the text.
commands or suggestions.
Match them to sentences in the 9. Use a dictionary to look up
text. the words in exercise 8. What
do the prefixes mean?
11. Complete the Rules.
10. Choose the correct
12. Correct 5 of the sentences. alternatives. Check any new
One sentence is already words in a dictionary.
correct. Use the Rules to help.
Words in Context
13. Complete the sentences. Student’s Book page 80

Reading Speech
Student’s Book page 78
1.  2.23 Read the text
Comprehension focus quickly and answer the
question.
1. Look at the pictures. What
do you think the stories are

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2. Look at the words in bold in 6.  2.25 Read the questions.
the text. They are all speech Listen again and answer.
verbs. Check any new verbs in
a dictionary. Add them to the
table. Speaking

3. Choose the correct Expressing surprise and


alternatives. disbelief

4. Which verbs do we normally 7. Check the word alien in a


use with reported speech? Do dictionary if necessary.
the matching. Complete the dialogue using
the phrases in the list.
5. Complete the table with the
words in the list. Look carefully 8.  2.26 Listen to check your
at the expressions A and B in answers.
the table. Read the examples in
exercise 4. One verb does not 9. Check vocabulary in a
go into the table. dictionary if necessary. Play the
recording one line at a time
6. Complete the sentences with and repeat after each line.
your own ideas. Practise the dialogue.
Concentrate on your intonation.
Communication
Student’s Book page 81 10. Read the instructions. Look
at the expressions at the
Listening bottom of the page and write a
dialogue similar to the dialogue
1. Look at the picture. Answer in exercise 5.
the question. Refer to page 74
for adverbs of probability. 11. Practise saying your
dialogue.
2.  2.24 Listen to the story
and check your ideas. Dictation
Go to page 103 of your
3.  2.24 Read the sentences Student’s Book, Unit 8.
and order them to make a
summary. Then listen again to  2.27 You are going to listen
check your answers. to a story. Play the first part of
the recording, then pause
4. Do you think this story is after: ‘... the police with his
true? Give your opinion. Give mobile.’ Do you think it is a
reasons. Check language for true story?
giving opinions in previous
units. Play the recording again. Pause
between each section and write
5.  2.25 Listen to two people what you hear. Play the whole
talking about the scuba-diver track again to check your
story. Answer the question. answers.

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Pronunciation
Go to page 106 of your 5. Read the text again and find
Student’s Book, Unit 8. the six examples of reported
speech. What are the verbs?
1.  2.28 We can show
surprise in our intonation. 6. Read the end of the story.
Listen and underline which
syllables are high and which 7. Read the Strategy. Match
are low. Listen and repeat. the errors in exercise 6 with A-
E.
2.  2.29 Decide which
syllable is high in these 8. Correct the errors in
phrases. Then listen, check exercise 6.
your answers and repeat the
phrases. Task focus

3.  2.30 Decide which 9. Look at the photo. Answer


syllable is high in these the questions. Use a dictionary
phrases. Then listen, check to help.
your answers and repeat the
phrases. 10. Read the Writing Task.
Choose a story.
Writing
Student’s Book page 82 11. Make notes based on the
questions.
Language focus
12. Read the paragraph plan.
Sequencing Match your notes from exercise
11 to the plan. Remember to
1. Check embarrassed in the include three time expressions
dictionary. Is it a false friend? and one piece of reported
Read the text quickly and speech. Write your story
answer the question. Look at organizing your ideas in the
the words in bold. Read the same way.
text again and choose the
correct alternative. 13. Check your essay. Use the
Strategy box to help. Check
2. Complete the table with the spelling and punctuation.
words in the list. Use a
dictionary if necessary. 14. Make corrections, write
your story out again and check
3. Choose the correct it once more.
alternative.
Check the context
A narrative Student’s Book page 101

4. Read the text and answer Complete the grammar and


the questions. vocabulary practice exercises.

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Unit 9 4. Rewrite the sentences.

Music 5. Complete the sentences with


your own ideas. Use gerunds.
Set the context
Student’s Book page 84
Grammar in context
Music Student’s Book page 86

1. Look at the webpage. The infinitive


Answer the question. Give
reasons. 1.  2.32 Do you listen to
music while studying? Does it
2. Make a list of all the types of help you to concentrate? Read
music you can think of. Think the text and answer the
of words and expressions for question.
expressing preferences, for
example, I like..., I really 2. Read the Rules. Do the
like..., I don’t like..., etc. Which matching.
types of music in your list do
you like? Compare these sentences:
It’s good to play music
3. Use a dictionary if together.
necessary. Translate the bold (= adjective + infinitive)
words in the webpage. Make a I’m good at playing music.
note of any new vocabulary. ( = adjective + preposition +
gerund)
4. Do the matching. This is a very good album to
listen
5. Answer the questions. to. ( = noun + infinitive)
This is a good album for
Grammar in context listening to
Student’s Book page 85 on holiday. ( = noun +
preposition + gerund)
The gerund
3. Complete the sentences with
1.  2.31 Look at the photo. your own ideas. Use an
What’s happening? Read the infinitive in each sentence.
text quickly. Answer the
question. Verb + gerund / infinitive

2. Read the Rules box. The 4.  2.33 Read the dialogue.


gerund is the -ing form of the Answer the question.
verb. Refer to the Grammar
Reference on pages 124 for 5. Read the Rules box and add
more information. Match the the infinitives of the bold verbs
bold gerunds in the text with to the table. Refer to the
the rules. Grammar Reference on pages
124 for more information.
3. Complete the sentences. Use
gerunds.

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6. Add the verbs in the list to 5. Match the definitions with
the table. Use a dictionary to words in the text.
help.
6. Read the question. Prepare a
7. Complete the sentences. Use list of arguments from the text
a dictionary to help. which Agree and Disagree. Add
your own ideas. Answer the
8. Write the questions. Use a question. Give reasons.
dictionary to help.
Vocabulary focus
9. Answer the questions in
exercise 8. Use an infinitive or Nouns from verbs
gerund in each answer.
7. Complete the table with
words from the text.

be used to / get used to 8. Write the nouns of the words


in the list. There are some
10.  2.34 Read the dialogue spelling changes. Use a
and answer the question. dictionary to help. 9. Make a
note of whether the noun is
11. Read the Rules. Find countable or uncountable.
examples in exercise 10. Complete the sentences with
nouns from exercises 7 and 8.
12. Answer the question. Refer
to the text and the examples in Words in Context
exercise 10 for help. Student’s Book page 90

13. Choose the correct Adjectives + -ed / -ing


alternatives.
1. Read the sentences and
Reading answer the questions.
Student’s Book page 88
2. Look at the list of words.
Comprehension focus Check any new verbs in a
dictionary. Complete the
1. Look at the pictures and sentences with the -ed or -ing
answer the questions. adjective.

2.  2.35 Read the text 3. Complete the sentences with


quickly and match the your own ideas.
paragraphs to the descriptions.
4. Read the text. What
3. Read the Strategy. Refer instrument do the people play?
back to the Strategy boxes on Complete the text with the -ed
pages 19 and 79. Simplify the or -ing adjective.
sentences. Follow the example.

4. Complete the sentences in


your own words.

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Communication  2.39 You are going to listen
Student’s Book page 91 to a description of a singer.
Play the first part of the
Listening recording, then pause after: ‘...
with Alejandro Sanz.’ How
1. Answer the question. Give many languages does she
reasons. speak?
Play the recording again. Pause
2. Read the Strategy. Read the between each section and write
text. Which of the things do what you hear. Play the whole
you think Kat had to do. track again to check your
answers.
3.  2.36 Listen to check your
answers. Who is she?

4. Listen again and answer the Pronunciation


questions in your own words. Go to page 106 of your
Student’s Book, Unit 9.
Speaking
1.  2.40 Listen and repeat
Requests the sentences. Concentrate on
the sounds in the bold words
5. Complete the dialogue using
the phrases in the list. All the 2.  2.41 Circle the sounds
phrases are for requests. /sp/ and /st/ in the sentences.
Then listen, check your
6.  2.27 Listen to check your answers and repeat the
answers. phrases.

7. Check vocabulary in a Writing


dictionary if necessary. Play the Student’s Book page 92
recording one line at a time
and repeat after each line. Language focus
Practise the dialogue.
Concentrate on your intonation. Review of linkers

8. Read the instructions. 1. Check net, pirate and piracy


Choose the concert or the in the dictionary. Read the text
festival. Check vocabulary and and answer the question.
pronunciation in a dictionary.
Look at the expressions at the 2. Complete the table with the
bottom of the page and write a bold linkers in the text. Use a
dialogue similar to the dialogue dictionary if necessary.
in exercise 5.
3. Add the linkers in the list to
9. Practise saying your the table. Refer back to units 5,
dialogue. 6 and 7 for help.

Dictation 4. Choose the correct


Go to page 103 of your alternatives.
Student’s Book, Unit 9.

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An opinion essay (2) 15. Read each point and use
them to check your essay.
5. Read the beginning of the Check spelling and punctuation.
Strategy. Add stages A-f in the
correct order. 16. Make corrections, write
your essay out again and check
6. Read the Writing Task. it once more.
Choose the correct alternative.
Check the context
7. Read the sentences. Which Student’s Book page 102
agree with the Writing Task?
Which disagree? Complete the grammar and
vocabulary practice exercises.
8. Complete the table with
phrases you might need. organizing your ideas in the
same way.
9. Read the essay. Do the
matching. Read each point and use them
to check your essay. Check
10. Read the essay again. spelling and punctuation.
Make lists of the bold linkers in
the essay. Make corrections, write your
essay out again and check it
Task focus once more.

11. Read the Writing Task. Check the context


Manufactured bands consist of Student’s Book page 102
people who have been brought
together by other people who 1. Complete the grammar and
are not in the band. vocabulary practice
Manufactured bands do not exercises.
normally contain musicians or
songwriters. Do you agree with
the statement?

12. Decide if these opinions


agree or disagree with the
Task. Think of some ideas of
your own.

13. Use the table in exercise 8


to decide which language you
will need.

14. Read the paragraph plan.


Match your notes from
exercises 12 and 13 to the
plan. Write your essay
organizing your ideas in the
same way.

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This Student’s Guide for Oxford English in
Context 1 contains:

Complete self-study notes for each unit of the


Student’s Book in Català

Cultural notes

Clear cross-referencing to the audio

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