16 marzo, 2017

5&6 Revise and Check

GRAMMAR
1 a    6 c   11 a
2 b    7 a   12 b
3 c    8 b   13 a
4 b    9 c   14 c
5 b  10 a   15 b

VOCABULARY
a 1 lips / mouth
2 eyes
3 nose
4 hands
5 teeth
b 1 beat
2 court
3 get injured
4 scored
5 go
c 1 close
2 common
3 touch
4 got
5 fiancé
d 1 soundtrack
2 subtitles
3 special effects
4 star
5 scene
e 1 out
2 off
3 up
4 out
5 on

PRONUNCIATION
a 1 couple      3 eyes           5 war
   2 taste         4 ears
b 1 referee     3 spectators   5 colleague
   2 review     4 director

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS TEXT?
b 1 b 2 a 3 c

6B modals of deduction: might / may, can’t, must

a 2 might 3 must 4 can’t 5 can’t 6 may
b 1 can’t; must 2 can’t; might; might; might 3 can’t; must / might / may; might / may 4 can’t; must

03 marzo, 2017

6A the passive be + past participle

a 2 are stolen 3 disappear 4 is sent 5 is bitten 6 fights 7 falls 8 were made 9 have been bought.

b 2 will be accepted 3 be washed 4 was being followed 5 Has (the thief) been caught 6 Have (you ever) been told 7 has been robbed 8 had already been made 9 is being painted 10 wasn’t offered 11 be returned 12 had been stolen.

08 febrero, 2017

5B usually and used to

2 works 3 don’t live 4 used to dream 5 didn’t use to eat 6 (usually) cook 7 used to live
8 (usually) stay 9 didn’t use to play 10 doesn’t ride 11 (usually) wear 12 used to be 13 (usually) stay in  14 used to have

02 febrero, 2017

5A past tenses

3 was still feeling 4 didn’t have 5 didn’t matter 6 knew 7 had always wanted 8 called 9 told
10 was shining 11 was driving 12 were chatting  13 saw 14 had flown 15 tried 16 was buzzing 17 disappeared 18 felt 19 had stung   20 was driving 21 crashed

23 enero, 2017

3&4 Revise and Check

GRAMMAR
1 c       6 a      11 a
2 a       7 b      12 a
3 c       8 b      13 c
4 b       9 c      14 b
5 a     10 b      15 b

VOCABULARY
a 1 in  2 for  3 on  4 at  5 of
b 1 limit  2 belt   3 lanes   4 rush  5 rank
c 1 stuck   2 van   3 platform  4 set   5 take
d 1 boring  2 frightening  3 excited  4 disappointed  5 depressing
e 1 leave  2 engaged  3 hung  4 screensaver   5 ringtones.

PRONUNCIATION
a 1 want       3 machine     5 argue
   2 the end   4 gossip
b 1 motorway       3 pedestrian     5 embarrassing
   2 disappointed   4 vibrate
CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS TEXT?
a It was a classical concert. Someone’s mobile phone rang.
b 1 It rang during the fourth movement. It was a marimba riff.
   2 No.
   3 a) The audience members were horrified. A lot of people stood up. They wanted the man with the    phone to leave.
      b) They applauded him.
  4 No.
  5 No, he started a bit before the place where he had stopped the performance.
  6 Yes

19 enero, 2017

4B must, have to, should

a 2 mustn’t 3 don’t have to 4 both possible 5 should  6 doesn’t have to 7 mustn’t 8 mustn’t 9 should
b 2 mustn’t 3 don’t have to 4 must / have to  5 don’t have to 6 must / have to 7 mustn’t  8 must / have to

13 enero, 2017

4A can, could, be able to

a 2 both possible 3 be able to 4 both possible 5 not being able to 6 be able to 7 both possible
8 be able to 9 both possible 10 both possible 11 being able to 12 both possible
b 2 couldn’t 3 be able to 4 can 5 been able to 6 couldn’t 7 being able to 8 can’t 9 Being able to
10 be able to 11 be able to 12 can’t

23 diciembre, 2016

AUNG SAN SUU KYI/ A DELICIOUS CUP OF TEA

AUNG SAN SUU KYI

19. UNTIL               23. TALKED
20. THEN                24. DEMOCRATIC
21. ABROAD          25. GIVEN
22. WHICH

A DELICIOUS CUP OF TEA

Experts have found that there are (0) __clear___ health benefits to drinking tea. Research has discovered that antioxidants found in tea (1) CAN stop cell damage. And there is clear evidence that drinking three to four cups of tea a day will reduce the chances of having a (2) HEART attack. A further study even suggested that tea protected (3) AGAINST cancer. “Drinking tea is actually better for you than drinking water”, said one doctor.
There was also (4) SOME interesting information on the properties of tea. The research destroys the myth that tea is dehydrating. “Everyone assumes that caffeine-containing drinks dehydrate,” an expert explained. “But even if you had a really, really (5) STRONG cup of tea, it would still be beneficial because we recommend 1.5 to 2 litres (6) A day, and that includes tea. Tea is not dehydrating. It’s a (7) HEALTHY drink.”
There was only one bit of bad news about tea. Research suggests that tea can affect the body’s (8) ABILITY to absorb iron from food. This means that people in danger of anaemia shouldn’t drink tea around mealtimes.