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From: 'Jessica' Subject: New Home Date: 16 July To: 'Tommy' Hi Tommy We’ve arrived in Portugal and have moved

(0) into our new house at last! The house is
and

quite big, 21

there’s plenty of room for you to come and stay. It also has a
the

nice garden and a swimming pool. But 22
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best thing about the house is its
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beautiful views. 23 you’re swimming in the pool, you can 24 the mountains of the Serra de Estrella in Portugal and the Sierra Franca in Spain. It’s
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wonderful. The village is nice as well. It’s small, but you can 25
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what you

need at the local shops. There 26
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also some cafés and a restaurant. There’s the village.

even a golf course and a lake next 27 I hope you can visit us soon! Jessica
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From: Diane Subject: Moving out Date: 26 May To: Joanna Joanna! Sorry you haven’t heard (0) from me for ages but the thing is, I’ve moved! It all happened really quickly. I saw this advert on the college noticeboard a few weeks ago. It
looking

said that three girls were 22
last

for someone to share a house with them. Well week and then moved in yesterday! So I’ve been really

I went to see it 23
is

busy and that 24

why I haven’t been in touch. Anyway, the other girls are
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really friendly. My room’s quite big and there’s a sitting room 25 sit and talk together and watch TV. It’s so much nicer than living on my 26
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we can all
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.

I’ve already realised 27
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much I hated that. Anyway, the question is, when me a call and I’ll tell you where to find me!

can you come and see me? 28 Lots of love and speak soon. Diane

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Tim Smith 101A Wentworth Road Wimbledon London W1 2NQ Hi! I’m having a great time (0) in Rome. It’s hot and sunny and the people
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22 very old 24

very friendly. Yesterday, we 23
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to the Coliseum. It was

really interesting. This afternoon we’re going shopping in the
going the

local markets. Tomorrow we’re 25
by

to leave Rome in 26 train to Venice. We’ve got some friends there.

morning and travel 27
us

They’re going to take 28 gondola! See you soon Love Hugo.

to St Mark’s Square. I’d also like a trip on a

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Summer blockbusters In some countries, the advent of summer means long sunny days, picnics in the park, relaxing cycle rides in the country, volleyball on the beach, and
in

eating (0) enough ice-cream to keep the local parlour 21 business. This is all very admirable, but not necessarily something that everyone recognizes – especially if you are a film fan. Those who are
like

22

me, in other words who love the cinema, look forward to the
brings

coming of summer for a very different reason. Summer 23
least

the

latest batch of blockbusters, at 24 that's what the various film studios hope they'll be. Summer films are different from all the others. They seem more exciting, more adventurous, and, dare I say, more expendable. In
w ith

the summer, film fans are happy to part 25 their cash for a couple of hours of frothy fun. There's no need for leading actors to deliver long speeches or to provoke our thoughts after leaving the cinema. All they
so

need to do is entertain us 26
if

that we leave the cinema with

thoughts of adventure, no matter 27 it is on the high seas or the in the deepest jungle, and we all feel we can be superheroes. Well, certainly until the next ice-cream comes along. Summer blockbusters In some countries, the advent of summer means long sunny days, picnics in the park, relaxing cycle rides in the country, volleyball on the beach, and
in

eating (0) enough ice-cream to keep the local parlour 21 business. This is all very admirable, but not necessarily something that everyone recognizes – especially if you are a film fan. Those who are
like

22 me, in other words who love the cinema, look forward to the coming of summer for a very different reason. Summer brings the latest

least

batch of blockbusters, at 23
they w ill

that's what the various film studios

hope 24 be. Summer films are different from all the others. They seem more exciting, more adventurous, and, dare I say, more expendable. In
w ith

the summer, film fans are happy to part 25 their cash for a couple of hours of frothy fun. There's no need for leading actors to deliver long speeches or to provoke our thoughts after leaving the cinema. All they
so

need to do is entertain us 26
if

that we leave the cinema with

thoughts of adventure, no matter 27 it is on the high seas or in the deepest jungle, and we all feel we can be superheroes. Well, certainly until the next ice-cream comes along.

Photography Exhibition Local photographer, Alison Willis, is going to have (0) an exhibition of her work here in Oxford. Ms Willis's photographs will be on display next month in the Museum of
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Modern Art for two weeks and I advise you 21
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to miss it. Alison became
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interested 22

photography several years ago 23
spends

she was

working as a tourist guide. Now she 24

her time searching for perfect
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images of the countryside in all seasons. This is 25 makes her work interesting. Most of her photographs are not just beautiful pictures of places, they
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also 26 a story about them. The exhibition is open 27 am to 6 pm daily and noon to 5 pm on Sundays.

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My Job I’ve always written stories. When I (0) was a child, I wrote funny poetry and
up

short stories. As I grew 21 , I started reading serious writers like Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Cervantes. I wrote my first novel for adults
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22

I was eighteen. It was very serious and to be honest it wasn’t
but that

very good, 23

I enjoyed doing it. After 24
better

, I wrote

three more novels. These were 25
to

than my first one but they still

weren’t very good. Finally, I decided 26 write a book for teenagers. At last, publishers liked my work. They published it and asked
me

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to write more. Today I’m a popular children’s writer.

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The Oldest Runner? When Mark Smith retired from his job at the age of 65, he did what many people at that age tend to do. ‘I sat and watched television (0) all day long
rather

and quickly put on a lot of weight,’ he says. However, 21 than accept it like many of his friends, Mark decided that he had better do something about it. ‘I'd been getting fed up sitting around at home, so I decided to go to the gym,’ he reveals. ‘I began to get back the level of fitness
used long

that I once 22 to have.’ Not 23 after he started at the gym, Mark saw an advertisement for the Amsterdam Marathon. ‘I
give

immediately decided to 24

it a go,’ Mark laughs. ‘Little did I

realize just how hard it would be! But I did six months of training, then went to Amsterdam, thoroughly enjoyed the marathon, and I’ve kept going back
since

ever 25 .’ Mark completed that first marathon in a respectable time, which is why last year, at the age of 72, he ran three different marathons. Mark slowly improved his times finishing last year’s San Francisco Marathon in an astonishing 3 hours and 38 minutes.
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Unfortunately, 26 so many other runners, Mark has some problems with his knees and his hips, so his doctor has suggested that he
less

run 27 frequently in future. ‘It’ll just be one marathon a year from now on,’ he says regretfully.

Welcome to Summer Adventures! If you want a school holiday filled (0) with action, excitement and adventure then
the

you’ve come to 23

right place. At Summer Adventures we provide
for

adventure activity and outdoor holidays 24

young people of all ages,

nationalities, and abilities. It doesn’t matter whether you want to come on your
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or as part of a group, we’ve got activities for everyone. So if you want

to do 26

completely different, make new friends and generally have a great
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time, this is the place for you. It’s a chance to leave your parents at 27

,

and have a go at some of the sports you’ve always wanted to try. And we promise you’ll
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the time of your life!
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find out more? Just click here

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The Microwave

The first microwave produced for domestic use (0) was launched in 1967. This was after two decades spent making improvements to the first
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commercially-used microwave, 21 was tested in a restaurant in Boston, USA, in 1945. This restaurant machine stood almost two metres high, weighed 340 kg, and cost $5,000. ‘The early domestic microwaves were out of this world,’ says Elizabeth
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Walter, 22 ran a microwave cookery school in London in the 1970s. 'One of the best things was that you could adjust the power and cooking
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speed. We 23

to do cakes and demonstrate how to simmer sauces,
could

and make casseroles. There was hardly anything you 24
had

not do!'

However, the microwave has 25 considerable criticism from professional cooks, in spite of its speed and efficiency. ‘I’ve always hated them,’ says a head chef at a well-known London restaurant, ‘I don’t really
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know 26 I feel that way. Perhaps it’s 27 microwaves represent speed and a lack of skill.’ Many chefs still think this way. Nonetheless, the domestic microwave remains a standard part of the modern kitchen.

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Have you (0) heard of The Student Economy Card? You can 22
able

it to get reductions in

shops, hotels, restaurants and many other places so you’ll be 23 wherever you go!

to save money

for

You can apply 24 -secondary school -further education college -language school -university
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a card if you’re a full-time student at a:

but you do 25

to be at least twelve years of age.

The Student Economy Card costs just £10 and it is valid from September of one
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year 26

December of the following year. So 27

are you waiting
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for? Just complete the online application form and you will receive a card 28 days.

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Complete the text below. Write ONE word only into each space. There is an example (0) at the beginning.
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Hi! My name’s Magda (0) and I’d like to make new friends to email. I’m 21
old

Poland, but I

live in a flat in London. I’m eighteen years 22
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and I’m a student at London University. I
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have one sister. 23
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name’s Ela and she’s fifteen. I don’t have 24 speak English, French, and Spanish. I like playing tennis and really enjoy
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brothers. I 25
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to music. I also 27

the guitar quite well and I often go to the cinema.

From: Subject : Date: To: Hi Ben,

Tomas Party! 30 July Ben
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It's (0) my birthday and I’m having a party! It’s 21
is

5th August. That’s this
a

Saturday. It 22

at 8 pm at my house. There’s going to be 23
of

lot

of friends from my school. I think you know some 24
to go

them? Also I want with me to the

25

go shopping tomorrow. Can you 26
like

supermarket? Would you 27 Speak soon. Tomas

to help me make a cake? We can have fun!

Having a chat
Having a chat The female chatterbox, a woman who seldom if ever lets men get a (0) word in edgeways, is a traditional stereotype in certain cultures. However, research
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22 out by psychologists has found both sexes are equally capable of talking a lot. In the study, almost 600 male and female volunteers were fitted with digital microphones. These were then programmed to record people speaking at regular
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intervals as the subjects 23 about their daily lives over a 10-day period. Using these recordings, the research team estimated that women speak, on
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average, 16,215 words each day, 24 men utter 15,669 words. The most talkative people of all in fact, tend to be men. Four of the biggest talkers
took

25 part in the study were male, one of whom produced over 45,000 words in the course of his normal day. His total was a great surprise! The most talkative
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woman in the study, 26 contrast, managed a mere 40,000 words daily. Men were also the majority group at the silent end of the spectrum, with the quietest
many end

averaging as 27 as 500 words a day. In the 28 nothing like data to undo a stereotype!

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