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4 A Where are you from? 43 A How to...

6 B Charlotte's choice 45 B Being happy

8 C Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 47 C Learn a language in a month!

10 PRACTICAL ENGLISH Hotel problems 49 PRACTICAL ENGLISH At the pharmacy

11 A Right place, wrong person 50 A I don't know what t o do!

13 B The story behind the photo 52 B If something can go wrong...

15 C One dark October evening 54 C You must be mine

17 A Plans and dreams 56 A What would you do?

19 B Let's meet again 58 B I've been afraid of i t for years

21 C What's the word 60 C Born t o sing

23 PRACTICAL ENGLISH Restaurant problems 62 PRACTICAL ENGLISH Getting around

24 A Parents and teenagers 63 A The mothers of invention

26 B Fashion and shopping 65 B Could do better

28 C Lost weekend 67 C Mr Indecisive

30 A No time for anything 69 A Bad losers

32 B Superlative cities 71 B Are you a morning person?

34 C How much is too much? 73 C What a coincidence!

36 PRACTICAL ENGLISH The wrong shoes 75 PRACTICAL ENGLISH Time to go home

37 A Are you a pessimist? 76 A Strange but true!

39 B I'll never forget you 78 B Gossip is good for you

41 C The meaning of dreaming 80 C The English File quiz

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Anonymous

ere are you from?

1 GRAMMAR word order in 2 VOCABULARY common verb phrases


questions M a t c h the verbs a n d n o u n s .


a P u t t h e w o r d i n t o t h e c o r r e c t place i n t h e 1 be b o r n m a M T V , a T V series
questions.


2 do b i n a house, w i t h f r i e n d s


1 W h e r e y o u b o r n ? (were) 3 listen t o c t w o sisters, a pet


Where were you born? 4 play d exercise, s p o r t


2 D o have any b r o t h e r s or sisters? ( y o u ) 5 read e a n e m a i l , a magazine


6 speak f t o the c i n e m a , o n holiday


3 W h a t u n i v e r s i t y y o u go to? (do) 7 live g the guitar, basketball


8 watch h a foreign language, E n g l i s h


4 W h a t languages y o u speak? (can) 9 g i dance music, R & B
10 have i n K r a k o w , i n Poland
5 W h e r e y o u study E n g l i s h before? ( d i d )

3 PRONUNCIATION vowel sounds, t h e alphabet


6 W h a t k i n d o f music do y o u listen? (to)
a ( O r c l e ) the letter w i t h a d i f f e r e n t v o w e l s o u n d .

7 H o w do y o u do exercise? (often) 1 2
5
J
6
e 7

8 W h e r e d i d y o u last weekend? (go)


train train
"<8 <s 4
egg egg boot
tree tree
b W r i t e q u e s t i o n s i n t h e present o r past s i m p l e . A H G M N X Q
K P v C B S 1
1 Where do you go to university ? J R D F K U
CD
( y o u / go t o u n i v e r s i t y )
2 What ? L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n l i s t e n again a n d repeat the letters.
( y o u / do last n i g h t )
c U n d e r l i n e t h e stressed syllables i n these w o r d s .
3 What ?
( T V p r o g r a m m e s / y o u r g i r l f r i e n d / watch) 1 instrument

4 When ? 2 programme

(your birthday) 3 thirteen

5 Where ? 4 thirjty

(you / from) 5 university

6 Where 6 weekend

( y o u r f r i e n d s / go / holiday last year) 7 magazine

7 W h a t k i n d o f books ? 8 sister

( y o u / read) 9 language

8 Why ? 10 address

( y o u / a n g r y yesterday) d fliTfyi f t L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n l i s t e n a g a i n a n d repeat the w o r d s .


4 SPELLING AND NUMBERS
a C o n t i n u e the series.

1 n i n e , ten, eleven twelve


2 f i f t e e n , sixteen,
3 sixty, seventy,
4 ninety-eight, ninety-nine,
5 six h u n d r e d , seven h u n d r e d ,
6 three h u n d r e d and f i f t y , f o u r h u n d r e d , .
7 one t h o u s a n d , three t h o u s a n d ,
8 ten t h o u s a n d , t w e n t y t h o u s a n d ,

Listen and w r i t e the words.

1 parents 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

5 LISTENING
a
* 2 s 3 ^ 3 3 ) L i s t e n t o a c o n v e r s a t i o n b e t w e e n t w o people
at a p a r t y . W h y does B e n leave?

b L i s t e n a g a i n . M a r k t h e sentences T ( t r u e ) o r F (false).

1 Sandra is a nurse. _T_


2 Ben is a d o c t o r .
3 Sandra likes dance music.
4 Sandra d i d n ' t go to the M u s e concert.
5 Sandra plays t e n n i s .
6 Ben plays f o o t b a l l .

USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES


L e a r n these words and phrases.

get i n t o u c h w i t h /get i n tAtJ w i 5 /


go t o bed early /gao ta bed '3:li/
m m \-*
have (sth) i n c o m m o n /haev i n ' k u m a n /
last weekend /la:st w i i k ' e n d /
spend t i m e o n (sth) /spend t a i m on/
somewhere nice /'sAmwea nais/
H o w o f t e n do y o u . . . ? Zhao b i n da j u /
W h a t k i n d o f (music)...? / w o t ' k a m d ov/
W h e r e were y o u born? /'wea wa j u 'bom/
A t r u e f r i e n d is s o m e o n e w h o is t h e r e for you w h e n
he / she w o u l d prefer t o be s o m e w h e r e else.
Len Wein, American comic book writer

rlotte's choice

1 GRAMMAR present simple 2 VOCABULARY describing people


a W r i t e negative sentences. Appearance
1 You get up early. You don't get up early a C o m p l e t e t h e sentences.
2 I t rains a l o t here. 1 D o e s y o u r b o y f r i e n d have b r o w n eyes o r blue eyes?
3 W e live i n a f l a t . 2 Tanya's dad doesn't have any hair. He's
4 I play t e n n i s .
5 H e has a beard. 3 M y best friend's h a i r isn't str _. It's
6 T h e y go to the g y m . c .
7 She w r i t e s a blog. 4 A n d y doesn't shave. H e has a b and a
m .
b C o m p l e t e t h e q u e s t i o n s w i t h do o r does.
5 Y o u aren't f at a l l . I t h i n k you're quite
1 When do y o u meet y o u r friends? si .
2 y o u r l a p t o p have a webcam? 6 W h e n Jake was y o u n g , he was very t h
3 What time we need to leave? but n o w he's a b i t ov .
4 y o u r m o t h e r w o r k f r o m home? 7 M y h a i r isn't b r o w n , it's r . A n d I'm
5 W h i c h websites y o u use most? not short, I ' m m h .
6 y o u r g i r l f r i e n d l i k e action f i l m s ?
b M a t c h t h e q u e s t i o n s 1 - 6 w i t h t h e answers a-f.
7 y o u r brother spend a l o n g t i m e o n Facebook?
1 W h a t d i d y o u look l i k e w h e n y o u were a child? 0
c C o m p l e t e the text w i t h the correct f o r m o f the verbs i n the box. 2 W h a t does y o u r h u s b a n d l o o k like?

not come earn get on study have not like live 3 W h a t ' s y o u r g i r l f r i e n d like? CH
prefer not see share want work 4 W h a t does y o u r sister l o o k like? O
5 W h a t ' s G e o r g e like?
6 W h a t were y o u l i k e w h e n y o u were at school? CH
I am very d i f f e r e n t f r o m
my b o y f r i e n d , Jamie. Jamie
a She's t a l l and s l i m w i t h l o n g b l o n d hair,
1
works as a vet and he
b He's very k i n d and quite h a r d - w o r k i n g ,
2
quite a lot
c I had s h o r t c u r l y h a i r and I was overweight.
of money. I'm a student and
d He has s h o r t d a r k h a i r and a moustache,
1 3
music at
e She's very clever and quite extrovert,
university. I 4

to be a music teacher when f I was very t a l k a t i v e and a b i t lazy.


I finish.

Jamie 5
_ in a small house in the country, Personality
and 1 6
_ a flat with some friends in the Complete the opposites.
city centre. We o f t e n 7
parties in our
1 talkative quiet
flat, but Jamie 8
_. He's quite shy, so he
2 shy
being w i t h other people. I'm quite
3 generous
e x t r o v e r t so I to be in a group.
4 friendly
ii
1 11
Jamie much because he's usually busy. 5 hard-working
But when we're together, we a l w a y s 12
really 6 kind
well. Some people say that opposites attract, and for Jamie
7 serious
and me, it's true.
8 stupid

6
3 PRONUNCIATION final s / es b R e a d t h e a r t i c l e a g a i n . M a r k the sentences T ( t r u e )
o r F (false).
a ffiTfolfft Listen and(arcle)the verb w i t h a different sound.
1 T h e people w h o take p a r t i n 'Singles' D a y '

^f
aren't m a r r i e d . _T_
2 4
^ v
Viz/ Viz/ 2 M a n y people register f o r the event o n
the i n t e r n e t .
snake snake zebra zebra
3 A l l o f the d a t i n g events are i n the t o w n h a l l .
works lives knows runs leaves teaches
laughs thinks rains starts dresses cooks 4 People w h o d o n ' t register f o r the event can't
<^aTcheg> drinks likes goes washes misses f i n d a p a r t n e r o n 'Singles' D a y ' .
5 Every year, there are m o r e single adults i n
b L i s t e n again a n d repeat t h e w o r d s , Shanghai.

c U n d e r l i n e five w o r d s y o u don't k n o w . Check their


c U n d e r l i n e the stressed s y l l a b l e .
meaning and pronunciation w i t h a dictionary.
1 talkative 4 generous 7 curly
2 extrovert 5 moustache 8 quiet
3 unfriendly 6 serious 9 overweight 5 LISTENING
t H i f c ' c f f l L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n l i s t e n a g a i n a n d repeat a ffiflfc^flfl Listen to a radio p r o g r a m m e about
the w o r d s . o n l i n e dating. H o w m a n y people call the
programme?

4 READING b L i s t e n a g a i n a n d m a t c h t h e callers w i t h t h e
sentences A - F .
a Read the article. W h a t happens o n 'Singles' D a y ' i n Shanghai?
1 Alan C _
2 Kate ""_ _
3 Paolo _

A H e / She doesn't have t i m e f o r a social l i f e .


B H e / She made a m i s t a k e .
C I Ie / She h a d a c h i l d w i t h the p a r t n e r he / she
met online.
D H e / She m a r r i e d someone w h o was m a r r i e d before.
E H e / She doesn't like m e e t i n g n e w people.
F H e / She is h a p p i l y m a r r i e d n o w , but doesn't have
any c h i l d r e n .

USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES


11 November is 'Singles' Day' in Shanghai, and every year a dating
L e a r n these w o r d s and phrases.
event takes place where all the single men and women of the city
have the chance to meet a partner. Last year, it was so popular that guy /gai/
the organizers had to close online registration because there were partner pcutna/
no more places. single p e r s o n 'singl 'p3:sn/
Between 10,000 and 40,000 people attend the event every year. smile / s m a i l /
It's held in a district of Shanghai called Thames Town. At least 50 sociable 'saufabl/
dating agencies take part. They set up stands in the town hall with
be i n t o (sth) / b i 'inta/
billboards displaying cards with the height, birth date, education, and
feel like (doing s o m e t h i n g ) /fill l a i k /
annual income of thousands of clients. People who did not manage
to register for the event organize their own unofficial dating system get o n w e l l ( w i t h ) /get o n w e l /
by writing their names and phone numbers on bits of paper and go o n a date /gao o n a deit/
attaching them t o the fence outside the town hall. sense o f h u m o u r sens ov ' h j u i m a /
More people take part in 'Singles' Day' every year because of the
growing number of single adults in Shanghai. In the centre of the city,
more than 24% of people over the age of 15 are unmarried.
A man paints w i t h his brain,
and n o t w i t h his hands.
Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor

nd Mrs Clark and Percy

1 VOCABULARY
clothes

a Complete the c r o s s w o r d

Clues d o w n

prepositions of place
b L o o k at t h e p a i n t i n g . C o m p l e t e t h e
sentences w i t h these p r e p o s i t i o n s .

on the l e f t in- between behind


in front of next t o

1 There are m a n y people in the


picture.
2 T h e r e are some boats
o f the p i c t u r e .
3 T h e r e are t w o s m a l l a n i m a l s
the w o m a n
and m a n w i t h an u m b r e l l a .
4 A s m a l l g i r l i n a w h i t e dress is
the w o m a n i n
the m i d d l e o f the p a i n t i n g .
5 A black dog is
the m a n w i t h a beard.
6 There is a w o m a n
the t w o m e n s i t t i n g d o w n .
2 GRAMMAR present continuous 3 PRONUNCIATION /a/and/a:/

a L o o k at the p a i n t i n g a g a i n . R e a d t h e m u s e u m guide's a W r i t e the w o r d s i n t h e c h a r t .


d e s c r i p t i o n o f i t . W r i t e the verbs i n the present c o n t i n u o u s .
cardigan fashion prefer sandals shirt skirt
sweater trainers trousers T-shirt third world

computer bird

cardigan prefer

b ' __, L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n listen again


a n d repeat t h e w o r d s .

S u n d a y Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 4 LISTENING


1 8 8 4 - 8 6 , G e o r g e s Pierre S e u r a t
a Listen to an advert for an art
As you can see, the sun ' is shining in this picture, and the e x h i b i t i o n . W h a t is special a b o u t t h e p i c t u r e s ?
people 2
(relax) by the river Seine in Paris. On
the right of the picture, a man and a woman 3

b Listen again and answer the questions.


(walk) their dogs. On the left, a man (lie)
1 W h e r e is the D a v i d H o c k n e y e x h i b i t i o n ?
on the grass. He looks like h e 5
(relax). In the
middle of the picture, t w o girls (sit) 2 W h a t was the f i r s t p i c t u r e he d r e w o n his
down. W h a t 7
(they / do)? Maybe they iPhone?
8
(wait) for some friends? Or perhaps
they 9
(watch) the other people? 3 W h a t does he do w i t h his f l o w e r pictures?
On the right, near the trees, there is another girl. She
10
(play), but we can't see who w i t h . 4 W h e n is the last day o f the e x h i b i t i o n ?

5 H o w m u c h does the e x h i b i t i o n cost?


b C o m p l e t e the sentences w i t h t h e present s i m p l e o r present
c o n t i n u o u s f o r m o f t h e verbs i n t h e b o x .

drink drive like listen live rain sleep study wear work
USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES
1 Sorry. I can't hear y o u . I ' m listening t o music.
2 Charles always to w o r k . L e a r n these words and phrases.

3 ' S h h h h ! Be quiet! T h e c h i l d r e n .' feet Ti:t/


4 W e can't play tennis today. I t . knee / n i : /
5 Fiona f o u r cups o f coffee every day. portrait 'po:treit/
6 We this picture very much. poster paosta/
7 M y brother for Apple. p r e g n a n t /'pregnant/
8 K a t h y always jeans at h o m e . relationship /n'leifnjip/
9 They can't come to the theatre because they unusual /Aiiju^ual/
for the exam t o m o r r o w . close together /klaos ta'geda/
10 M y p a r e n t s . i n a b i g house i n the c o u n t r y .

C l M f c * FILE 1
glis H(otel problems

1 CALLING RECEPTION 3 READING


C o m p l e t e the c o n v e r s a t i o n w i t h a phrase f r o m the b o x . a R e a d t h e a d v e r t a n d m a r k the sentences T (true) o r
F (false).
I have a problem w i t h t h e Wi-Fi.
I'll put you through t o IT. 1 T h e Park C e n t r a l N e w Y o r k is i n the centre o f the city. T_
I'll send somebody up right away. 2 It's near m a j o r t o u r i s t a t t r a c t i o n s
I'm sorry to bother you again.
3 It's v e r y c o m f o r t a b l e .
There's a problem w i t h the shower.
This is room 402. 4 A l l r o o m s have free W i - F i access.
5 T h e hotel's restaurant is n o t very expensive.
A Hello, reception. 6 T h e h o t e l has a free car park.
B Hello. 1
This is room 402. 7 T h e s t a f f o n l y speak E n g l i s h .
A How can I help you?
B
A
2

I'm sorry, m a d a m . :
. There isn't any hot water.
Park Central New York Hotel
B Thank you. New York
Our facilities
A Good morning, reception.
in-room safe
B Hello. 4
.This is room 402.
in-room Wi-Fi
A How can I help you? (surcharge)
B 5
. I can't get a signal. electronic check-out
A I'm sorry, m a d a m . _ 6
parking garage
B Thanks. (surcharge)
room service
on-site car rental
2 SOCIAL ENGLISH
9'ftshop v.;
C o m p l e t e t h e m i s s i n g w o r d s i n the c o n v e r s a t i o n .
'Great location and service'
1 A So, here you are at last.
Located in the heart of the city, the Park Central New York is in easy
B Yes. It's great to be here.
walking distance of Carnegie Hall, Broadway and the Museum of
2 A Do you have a g Modern Art (MOMA). Central Park is only three blocks away and
v ? Fifth Avenue, with its international boutiques and huge department
B Yes. I can see the Empire State Building from stores, is only a ten-minute walk from the hotel. For guests who
my window. want to travel further away, there are seven subway lines located
within three blocks of the hotel.
3 A William is I f
The Park Central New York offers great service, great comfort and
to meeting you.
great value. The hotel's bistro, 'Cityhouse', provides the perfect
B Really? Who's William?
setting for dinner before a concert or a Broadway show in the
A It's time to go. You m evening. Guests can enjoy the reasonably priced set menu while
b really tired. watching the world go by on Seventh Avenue through the bistro's
B I guess you're right. oversized windows. There's also a bar in the lobby where guests can
enjoy a cocktail after the show.
5 A t , it's great to
Because of its central location, the Park Central New York is the
see you again.
ideal hotel for tourists visiting the city for the first time. Our multi-
B Yes. It's great t o see you, too.
lingual staff on the front desk are always happy to provide tour
assistance and answer any questions guests may have.

b U n d e r l i n e f i v e w o r d s y o u d o n ' t k n o w . Use y o u r d i c t i o n a r y
to look up their pronunciation and meaning.
A holiday is having n o t h i n g t o do and all day t o do i t .
Robert Orben, American editor

ight place, wrong person

1 VOCABULARY holidays
a W r i t e the phrases.

as

1 go camping
2 GRAMMAR past simple: regular and
2 go a
irregular verbs
3 f l i g h t s o n the internet
4 go a W r i t e t h e past s i m p l e o f these verbs i n t h e c o r r e c t c o l u m n .
5 skis argue begin arrive ask buy can choose eat feel
6 go_ at n i g h t invite rent say stay sunbathe
7 i n a hotel
Regular Irregular
8 go.
argued began
9 o n the beach
10 g o . _ f o r the weekend

b C o m p l e t e the sentences w i t h a n a d j e c t i v e .

1 We loved our r o o m . I t was very comfortable


2 The weather was w a r m and s_ every day.
3 There were a lot o f people everywhere. I t was very
cr . b M a k e t h e verbs negative.
4 We ate very w e l l . T h e f o o d was d
1 W e stayed at a campsite.
5 The staff i n the hotel were h o r r i b l e . T h e y were very
We didn't stay i n a hotel.
unh , and sometimes quite rude.
2 T h e y b o u g h t postcards.
6 There wasn't much i n the a p a r t m e n t . I t was very
b . I t d i d n ' t even have a fridge. any souvenirs.
3 T h e people were u n f r i e n d l y .
7 T h e other people o n the t r i p were very
fr .We hope to meet some o f t h e m very h e l p f u l .
again i n the future. 4 I sunbathed o n the beach.
8 The t o w n was 1 . A l l the houses by the p o o l .
had f l o w e r s o n the balcony and were painted d i f f e r e n t 5 We h i r e d bikes.
colours.
a car.
9 I t was cl and we d i d n ' t see the sun 6 H e spent a m o n t h i n Bangkok.
at all. a week there.
10 O u r f i r s t meal was d , so w e d i d n ' t 7 O u r r o o m was d i r t y .
eat at the hotel again.
very clean.
: C o m p l e t e the t e x t w i t h the past s i m p l e form o f the verbs i n the b o x . 4 LISTENING
arrive ask book cannot decide go (x2) look take want L i s t e n t o five speakers t a l k i n g about
h o l i d a y s t h e y d i d n ' t enjoy. W h i c h speaker...?

a d i d n ' t have a very e x c i t i n g weekend

The holiday that wasn't b wasn't w i t h the people he / she w a n t e d


to be w i t h J_
Four years ago, w e 1
decided to go away for the weekend. We c chose a holiday d e s t i n a t i o n because o f
to go to Portugal, so w e ;
a beautiful
the weather there
apartment online. A week later, we a taxi to the
d w e n t o n holiday after a relationship ended
airport. W e 5
at the airport at t w o o'clock, and we
e didn't feel well when he / she was o n holiday
6
to check in. The woman at the desk 7

us f o r our passports. W e 8
in our bags, but we
9
find t h e m . So w e 1 0
home!

1 Read the t e x t i n c a g a i n . C o m p l e t e the q u e s t i o n s .

1 When did they decide to go away for the weekend? Four years ago.
2 Where to 20? P o r t u g a l .
3 How the apartment? T h e y b o o k e d i t o n l i n e .
4 When_ _ at the a i r p o r t ? A t t w o o'clock.
5 What_ _ ask for? She asked for t h e i r passports.
6 Where. i n the end? T h e y w e n t back home.

Speaker 4 Speaker 5
\ PRONUNCIATION -ed endings, irregular verbs
1 L i s t e n and(arcle)the verb w h i c h has a d i f f e r e n t -ed sound.

1 walked asked (r^rned) USEFUL WORDS


2 argued wanted stayed
AND PHRASES
3 booked started decided
4 arrived invited sunbathed L e a r n these words and phrases.

b L i s t e n a g a i n a n d repeat the w o r d s . atmosphere /'aetmasfia/


disaster di'zaista/
c W r i t e these i r r e g u l a r past s i m p l e f o r m s i n t h e c o r r e c t circle.
hostels /'hostlz/
complain /kam'plem/
bought broke came caught drank drove gave made
rang fead said saw sat went wrote enjoy /m'djDi/
flirt /fb:t/
view /vjii:/
breakup /'breik A p /
feel s o r r y f o r (sb) f i : l 'sDri fb:/
go w r o n g /gao r o n /

d fflTEfl L i s t e n and check. T h e n listen again and repeat the w o r d s .


P h o t o g r a p h s are p i c t u r e s t a k e n t o please
t h e f a m i l y and bore t h e neighbours.
Edmund Volkart, American sociologist

e story behind the photo

1 GRAMMAR past continuous


a C o m p l e t e the sentences w i t h t h e verbs i n b r a c k e t s i n t h e past c o n t i n u o u s .

1 You were laughing (laugh) w h e n I t o o k the p h o t o .


2 It (snow) w h e n o u r plane landed.
3 We (not drive) fast w h e n the accident happened.
4 What (he / do) w h e n his boss arrived?
5 Why . ( y o u / c r y ) at the party?
6 I (sit) o n the bus w h e n I saw m y b o y f r i e n d w i t h another g i r l .
7 They (live) i n N e w Z e a l a n d w h e n t h e i r f i r s t c h i l d was b o r n .
8 He d i d n ' t call y o u because his m o b i l e phone (not w o r k ) .

b W r i t e sentences w i t h when. U s e the past s i m p l e c C o m p l e t e t h e s t o r y w i t h t h e past s i m p l e o r


and past c o n t i n u o u s . past c o n t i n u o u s .

1 They / argue / the waiter /


b r i n g / the b i l l . Last summer 1 1
went (go) t o Los Angeles t o stay

They were arguing when w i t h my cousin for a few weeks. One a f t e r n o o n we


the waiter brought the hill . 2
(have) lunch in a nice restaurant in the
centre of t o w n when my cousin 3
(get) a
call on her mobile phone and w e n t outside to talk. While
2 H e / f a l l / o f f his b i k e / she 4
(speak) to her friend, I suddenly
cycle / home 5
(notice) a man in a black hat who
6
(sit) at the next table. It was the actor
Johnny Depp! He was alone, and 1 7
(decide)
to take my chance. So I got up a n d 8
(go)
to his table. 'Excuse me, could I have my photo taken
3 The c h i l d r e n / play / video
w i t h you?' asked. He (say) yes, so I
games / the visitors / arrive
10
(stop) a waitress w h o 11
(pass)
by and gave her my camera. She 12
(take)
the photo of me and Johnny, I thanked them both, and then I
returned to my table. When my cousin 13
(come)

4 We / have / a barbecue / back, 1 14


(smile).
it / start / to r a i n 'Why are you looking so pleased with yourself?' she asked.

'I had my photo taken with Johnny Depp.'

'Johnny Depp? Where is he?'

'He's sitting over there. Look!'

5 I / finish / my report / my She turned around to look and then started to laugh.
computer / crash 'That's not Johnny Depp!'
1 15
(look) at the man in the black hat - he
16
(laugh) too.
VOCABULARY at, in, on 4 LISTENING
time a
ffliT^ft Listen to a conversation between

C o m p l e t e t h e sentences w i t h at, in, o r on. M a t t a n d Jenny a b o u t a p h o t o . D o e s Jenny l i k e


the photo?
1 T h e results o f the election were announced at 11 o'clock.
2 M o b i l e phones were invented the 2 0 t h century. b L i s t e n a g a i n a n d c h o o s e t h e best a n s w e r s .
3 O u r f l i g h t is leaving Wednesday at 9.30 the 1 The photo shows...
evening and a r r i v i n g 12 o'clock Thursday. a M a t t ' s parents.
4 W e have an e x a m Monday morning. b M a t t ' s aunt and uncle.
5 I n most c o u n t r i e s , banks and offices are closed () M a t t ' s grandparents.
C h r i s t m a s D a y and N e w Year's Day.
2 T h e p h o t o was t a k e n . . .
6 I hate d r i v i n g n i g h t , g e t t i n g up early the
a i n the s p r i n g .
m o r n i n g , and w o r k i n g weekends.
b i n the s u m m e r ,
7 Steve Jobs was b o r n 1955, and he died
c i n the a u t u m n .
5 t h October, 2011.
3 The man wanted to w i n . . .
8 Easter w e w e n t t o Portugal and we're g o i n g again
a some money.
the summer, probably the last t w o weeks July.
b some f o o d ,
c some jewellery.
place 4 T h e o t h e r people i n the p h o t o were the man's...
C o m p l e t e t h e sentences w i t h at, in, o r on. a neighbours.
1 H e t o o k some great photos at the p a r t y . b friends,
2 I can't read a b o o k the bus o r a car. c colleagues.
3 W e w a n t t o put some shelves the w a l l the l i v i n g 5 T h e m a n o n the s t a l l . . .
r o o m . We're g o i n g t o put a l l o u r o l d books the shelves. a t o o k the p h o t o .
4 M y f a m i l y are f r o m Ireland but w e live New York, b asked f o r m o r e money f o r the p h o t o ,
the 11th f l o o r o f a t a l l b u i l d i n g . c d i d n ' t l i k e the p h o t o .
5 I ' l l meet y o u the bus stop.
6 T h e adults sat chairs and the c h i l d r e n sat
the f l o o r . USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES
7 T h e y spent the m o r n i n g the m u s e u m and t h e n w e n t
for a w a l k the park. L e a r n these words and phrases.

8 I met m y b o y f r i e n d school and w e split u p w h i l e we democracy di'irmkrasi/


were university. d e m o n s t r a t i o n /deman'streijn/
election /l'lekfn/

PRONUNCIATION sentence stress freedom /'friidam/


h o l d hands / h a o l d haendz/
L i s t e n a n d repeat t h e d i a l o g u e . C o p y t h e r h y t h m .
peace /pi:s/
realize /nalaiz/
a W h e r e were y o u at t e n o ' c l o c k l a s t n i g h t ?
T V screens / t i : ' v i : s k r i m z /
b I was at h o m e .
upload /Ap'taod/
A W h a t were you d o i n g ?
screen saver / s k r i m 'seiva/
b i was w a t c h i n g a f i l m .
The driver is t h e m o s t dangerous p a r t of t h e car.
Leo Campion, French humourist

ne dark October evening


w

c R e w r i t e t h e sentences u s i n g t h e w o r d s i n b r a c k e t s .
1 GRAMMAR time sequencers and connectors
1 I d i d n ' t have any breakfast because I d i d n ' t have t i m e ,
a |]jrcle)the correct w o r d s or phrases.
(so)
I d i d n ' t have t i m e so I didn't have any breakfast
2 I h a d a great holiday i n E g y p t a l t h o u g h I can't speak
Arabic, (but)
I can't speak A r a b i c

3 I d o n ' t really l i k e R y a n , b u t I w e n t o n a date w i t h h i m .


(although)
I w e n t o n a date w i t h R y a n ,

4 I called the police because the d o o r to m y f l a t was


o p e n , (so)
T h e d o o r t o m y f l a t was o p e n

'The summer/(^ne summer), I decided to travel to Peru. I flew 5 Jim has a lot o f money, b u t he's really m e a n ,
to Lima, and then travelled to a town near Machu Picchu to spend (although)
the night. Next day / Afterday, I climbed the mountain to visit
2
Jim's really mean,
the monument. I was quite t i r e d w h e n / t h e n I reached the top.
3

4
Sudden / Suddenly, I saw a man who was in my English class
6 M a r y c o u l d n ' t f i n d her w a l l e t so she cancelled her
back home. Two minutes later / Two minutes after, he came
5

c r e d i t cards, ( b e c a u s e )
over to speak to me and he was just as surprised as I was.
M a r y cancelled her credit cards
6
A f t e r t h a t / When, we decided to travel together. We had a
great summer, and we carried on seeing each other back home.
In fact, we got married t w o years later, and we now have a
beautiful daughter called Hannah. 2 VOCABULARY verb phrases
a M a t c h the phrases.
b L o o k at each g r o u p o f sentences. C o m p l e t e each sentence
m

1 Jamie and B e t h m e t a her to dinner.
w i t h so, because, but, o r although.


2 H e played b for her at the d o o r .
1 a L i n d a r a n to the s t a t i o n because she was very late,


3 She left c a w o n d e r f u l evening.
b L i n d a was very late she r a n to


4 He waited d i n a club.
the station.


5 She gave e to a new restaurant.
c L i n d a r a n t o the s t a t i o n , she was t o o


6 He invited f the club very late.
late and she missed the t r a i n .


7 H e t o o k her g her f a v o u r i t e song.
2 a we c o u l d n ' t go out, we had a really
8 T h e y had h h i m her phone number.
g o o d a f t e r n o o n at h o m e .
b It was r a i n i n g we stayed at home. b Cover the right-hand c o l u m n . T r y to remember

c W e stayed at home last Sunday it t h e sentences.


was r a i n i n g .
3 a T h e tickets were really expensive they
managed to sell t h e m a l l i n an h o u r ,
b the tickets were really expensive, they
sold t h e m all i n an h o u r ,
c T h e y sold the tickets q u i c k l y the
concert was very p o p u l a r .
3 PRONUNCIATION word stress 5 LISTENING
a W r i t e the w o r d s i n the chart. ffiiTTjflfr Listen to a radio p r o g r a m m e about
p e o p l e w h o h a d l u c k y escapes. M a r k the
across after ajgain although awful because birthday
sentences T ( t r u e ) o r F (false).
evening invite perfect restaurant second

1 First syllable stressed 2 Second syllable stressed

after across

b t U i T J j ! ^ L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n
l i s t e n a g a i n a n d repeat the w o r d s .

4 READING
a R e a d the s t o r y . N u m b e r t h e
paragraphs i n the r i g h t order. 1 M a u r e e n Evason was o n holiday w h e n the
accident happened.
2 She was i n h o s p i t a l f o r f o u r m o n t h s .

A luckf escape 3 Joseph Rabadue was s i t t i n g o n the f l o o r


w h e n the accident happened.
Ten minutes later, it began to rain. Soon, Liz found it hard 4 T h e l o r r y h i t the T V .
to see out of the f r o n t windscreen. There was a lot of water 5 B a r r y M c R o y was d r i n k i n g coffee w h e n
on the road, so she drove more slowly. Although Liz was an the f i g h t happened.
experienced driver, she felt afraid.
6 T h e D V D was i n his jacket pocket.
An hour later, fire f i g h t e r s cut Liz out of the car. She
went to hospital, but the doctors sent her home because
she didn't have any serious injuries. Her head was fine and
she only had a few cuts and bruises. Her son went to collect
USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES
the shopping f r o m the car and gave the loaf of bread to his L e a r n these w o r d s a n d phrases.
mum. Now, she is going to keep it as a souvenir.
anniversary /aem'v3:s3ri/
H I One day last November, Liz Douglas decided to go brake / b r e i k /
shopping in Glasgow. She drove to the supermarket in the
perfect p3:fikt/
city centre and spent the morning doing her weekly shop.
She paid f o r her shopping, went back to the car park, and as usual az 'ju:3al/
put the shopping bags on the back seat of the car. Then cross the road k r o s 5a r a o d /
she started to drive home. H i g h Street /'hai stri:t/

I I However, Liz was lucky. When she braked, a loaf of bread happy e n d i n g 'tuepi 'endirj/
flew out of one of the shopping bags. The car t u r n e d over, just i n t i m e /d3ASt i n ' t a i m /
and the loaf of bread landed between Liz's head and the m a d l y i n love /'maedli i n Iav/
roof of the car. It stopped her head from hitting the car roof.
u n t i l the last m o m e n t an'til Sa la:st 'maomant/
I I Suddenly, she lost control of the car. She saw a
telegraph pole in f r o n t of her and braked. She closed her
eyes and hoped that the airbags in the car would inflate. *5 SU FILE 2
Unfortunately, they didn't.

b L o o k at the h i g h l i g h t e d w o r d s . W h a t d o y o u t h i n k t h e y
mean? Check w i t h y o u r d i c t i o n a r y .
I'd like t o f l y . Then I w o u l d n ' t have t o w a i t in a i r p o r t s e c u r i t y lines.
I / Jim Morris, American baseball player

Plans and dreams

1 GRAMMAR be going to (plans and predictions)


a C o m p l e t e the sentences w i t h going to + a v e r b f r o m t h e b o x .

be book not fly get miss need not sleep not stay

1 He's going to miss the 2 I my flight during 4 How


flight. online. the f l i g h t . to the airport?

5 T h a t plane
today. i hotel. a trolley?

b C o m p l e t e the d i a l o g u e w i t h going to + the verbs.


2 VOCABULARY airports
Jenny 1
Are you going to have (you/have) a holiday C o m p l e t e the text.
this summer?
Philip Yes, b u t 2
(we / not / go) t o the Last summer, I flew to New York w i t h my boyfriend to
Mediterranean. 3
(we / go) visit some f r i e n d s . The flight l e f t f r o m terminal 1, so
to Scotland! my brother d r o p p e d us outside the building. We went
Jenny When" . (you / travel)?
inside and looked for the to take us
Philip In A u g u s t . 5
(we / be) there for
upstairs to D 3
We picked up our boarding
t w o weeks.
passes at the ch . Then we did some
Jenny W h a t 6
. (you / do) while you're
shopping. After that, we made our way to the g 5

there?
to board our plane. We had a good flight, but we were
Philip 7
(we / stay) in Edinburgh for
a week, and t h e n 8
(we / rent) very tired when we landed at JFK A i r p o r t . There was a

a car and visit the Scottish Highlands. long queue at p _ 6


and
Jenny 9
(it / be) sunny in Scotland they asked us a lot of questions at Immigration. Finally,
in August? we went to B 7
R
Philip I don't know. But I h o p e 10
to pick up our bags. We needed a t r 8
this
(it / not / rain) too much! time because of all our suitcases. Nobody stopped
us at C 9
so we went straight to
10
A where our friends were waiting for us.
3 PRONUNCIATION sentence stress
and fast speech
' 5 3 2 ^ 3 3 ) L i s t e n and repeat. C o p y the r h y t h m .

1 A r e they g o i n g to m e e t you at the a i r p o r t ?


2 I t h i n k were g o i n g to be l a t e .
3 I'm n o t g o i n g to f o r g e t my p a s s p o r t .
4 W h a t t i m e are you g o i n g to a r r i v e ?

5 She's g o i n g to t a k e the l i f t .

4 READING
a R e a d the t e x t . H o w m a n y a i r p o r t s is B e i j i n g g o i n g

The World's
t o have i n 2 0 2 0 ?

Biggest Airport
b R e a d the text a g a i n . M a r k the sentences T (true) o r
F (false).

1 M o r e t h a n 5 4 m i l l i o n people use A t l a n t a
I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t each year. F_ The world's busiest a i r p o r t today is in the USA. Nearly
54 million passengers pass t h r o u g h Atlanta International
2 A t l a n t a I n t e r n a t i o n a l isn't g o i n g t o be
Airport every year. However, by the end of the next
the busiest a i r p o r t i n 2 0 2 0 .
decade there's going t o be a new airport even bigger and
3 A new a i r p o r t was b u i l t f o r the 2 0 0 8
busier than Atlanta. The new airport is going to be in the
O l y m p i c Games. capital of China: Beijing.
4 B e i j i n g C a p i t a l A i r p o r t is t o o s m a l l . Beijing already has t w o airports. The first is Beijing Capital,
5 I n the f u t u r e , Beijing's M e t r o is g o i n g to reach where an extra terminal was built for the 2008 Olympic
the new a i r p o r t . Games. The second is Nanyuan Airport, which is mainly
6 T h e new a i r p o r t is g o i n g to have eight runways. used by military planes .Just over 73 million passengers
passed t h r o u g h Beijing Capital Airport last year, making it
c L o o k at the h i g h l i g h t e d w o r d s . W h a t d o y o u t h i n k
the second busiest after Atlanta. But the current airport
they mean? Check w i t h y o u r dictionary.
is not big enough f o r all the Chinese passengers w h o want
to travel by plane. This is why the government is going to
build a new one.
5 LISTENING
The new a i r p o r t is going to be in the suburb of Daxing,
a QC^ts L i s t e n t o f i v e c o n v e r s a t i o n s at t h e a i r p o r t . in the south of t h e city. Daxing is about an hour's drive
M a t c h t h e speakers w i t h t h e places i n t h e b o x . f r o m the city centre. The government is going t o extend
Beijing's M e t r o so t h a t passengers can reach it more easily.
Arrivals Baggage reclaim Check-in
There are also plans for a high-speed train line. The airport
Customs Immigration
is going t o have eight runways for commercial flights,
Dialogue 1 Arrivals and a ninth runway for military use. This is going t o make it
Dialogue 2 the biggest and the busiest a i r p o r t in the world.
Dialogue 3
Dialogue 4
Dialogue 5

b Listen again and answer the questions. USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES
1 W h a t d i d the m a n eat o n the plane? L e a r n these words and phrases.
2 W h a t ' s the Gate n u m b e r ?
dreams /driimz/ b o a r d /bo:d/
3 W h a t ' s the friend's phone number?
facilities fa'sitatiz/ delayed /di'leid/
4 W h a t c o l o u r is the suitcase?
paradise /'paeradais/ free(Wi-fi) /fri/
5 W h a t d i d the w o m a n buy?
passenger /'paesind3a/ connecting flight
security /si'kjuarati/ /ka'nektirj f l a i t /
traveller /'trsevab/
The f u t u r e belongs t o t h o s e w h o believe
in t h e b e a u t y of t h e i r dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

VV/I\VV hi
at's meet again

1 GRAMMAR present continuous (future arrangements)


a C o m p l e t e the t e x t w i t h t h e p r e s e n t c o n t i n u o u s f o r m o f t h e verbs i n b r a c k e t s .

' H i , I ' m Lisa, y o u r g u i d e , a n d I ' m g o i n g to t e l l y o u about the a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r


your day t r i p to Paris. W e 1
're starting (start) o u r t r i p i n about f i v e m i n u t e s , so
please make yourselves c o m f o r t a b l e . W e 2
(drive) y o u s t r a i g h t
to Dover - w e 3
(not stop) f o r breakfast o n the way. W e
4
( g ) the 9.15 ferry, so we're i n a b i t of a h u r r y . W h e n
e t

we arrive i n France, w e (go) s t r a i g h t to Paris w i t h n o stops.


We 6
(not take) y o u to the c i t y centre, because the t r a f f i c
is terrible. W e 7
(stop) i n Torcy, just outside Paris. W e
8
(arrive) i n Paris at about m i d d a y , so y o u have a l l
afternoon to go sightseeing and shop. W e 9
(pick) y o u u p f r o m
the station i n T o r c y at 5.30 i n the e v e n i n g . W e 10
(catch) the
ferry h o m e at 8.45, so please don't be late. N o w , any questions?'

b (Qircle)the c o r r e c t v e r b f o r m . I f b o t h f o r m s are 2 VOCABULARY verbs + prepositions


possible, t i c k () t h e sentence.
C o m p l e t e t h e sentences w i t h t h e c o r r e c t p r e p o s i t i o n s .
1 A Why are you looking so worried?
1 I completely agree with you.
B I'm s u r e ( f m g o i n g t o j j e p / I'm g e t t i n g lost.
2 We're a r r i v i n g B r a z i l at 6 a.m.
2 A Do you have any plans for this weekend? 3 I'm worried m y f l i g h t because it's s n o w i n g .
B Yes, I'm going t o visit / I'm visiting my grandparents 4 They're w a i t i n g _ A n n a . She's late.
on Sunday. 5 She spends a lot o f m o n e y clothes.

3 A I'm going to Poland next week. 6 I w a n t t o speak m y boss after l u n c h .


B Really? Do you think it's going t o be / it's being cold? 7 Sarah's a r r i v i n g the a i r p o r t t o n i g h t .
8 W h a t do y o u t h i n k the government's proposal?
4 A My brother has a job interview in London.
B Oh. Do you think he's going t o g e t / he's g e t t i n g
the job? PRONUNCIATION sounding friendly
5 A What time's the train? N u m b e r the dialogue i n the correct order.
B At 7.15. Don't worry. We aren't going t o miss / aren't
X W o u l d y o u l i k e t o go away f o r the weekend?
missing it.
W h a t a b o u t n e x t weekend? W h a t are y o u d o i n g then?
6 A We're going on holiday next month. A r e y o u free t h i s weekend?
B Are you? Where are you going t o go / are you going? I love i t !

7 A How do you get to work? O K . Let's go t o D e v o n - t h e c o u n t r y s i d e is b e a u t i f u l !

B I usually catch the bus, but tomorrow I'm going t o S o r r y , n o . I ' m w o r k i n g o n Saturday.
drive / I'm driving because the buses are on strike. N o t h i n g . N e x t w e e k e n d is f i n e .
I'd love t o .
8 A Your girlfriend drives too fast.
Great. D o you like walking?
B I know. I'm sure she's going t o have / she's having an
accident one day. L i s t e n a n d check. T h e n l i s t e n a g a i n a n d repeat
t h e sentences. C o p y t h e r h y t h m .