sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 24 din manualul de limba engleza pentru clasa a VIII-a intitulat HIGH FLYER - UPPER INTERMEDIATE, Students’ Book, Editura Longman, Autori Ana Acevedo si Marisol Gower, Editia 1999

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.1 / page 98

b) James Bond and Mata Hari were both spies.
c) Spies follow people, they travel a lot, some use different names, some spy on factories, some buy information, etc.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.2 (Unit 21, page 86, Reading skills box)

By reading the sub-titles and skimming the text students will be able to answer the questions easily and quickly: emphasise the fact that it is not a good idea to read the whole text in detail.
1.      cats and otters (not dogs, seals or dolphins, which are still being trained to spy according to the text).
2.    invisible ink, radio, microfilm and computers; oldest methods: invisible ink; newest method: computers. This final answer is not made explicit in the text. Students must make this assumption.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 (Unit 19, page 79, Grammar box)

Invisible ink: message written in lemon juice, to read it warmed paper over gentle flame
Radio: (How it worked) transmitted 80 words/ minute to places 1000 km away, powered by a battery. (Extra information) portable, discreet, could recharge battery using bicycle
Microfilm: (How it worked) carried microscopic images of documents, information read using microscope. (Extra information) microfilms often cut into microdots measuring ½ mm, microdots could be hidden under stamp
Computer: (How it worked) can access computer networks illegally, obtain top secret information from banks etc. *Extra information) spies need good computer technology knowledge.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4 (Unit 19, page 79, Grammar box and Unit 21, page 87, Grammar box)

Coded messages: Advantages – can be used by anyone, cheap, easy; Disadvantages – spies needed to change code often, easy to break code

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate

meet me at the castle at 4 pm


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.6 (Unit 19, page 80, Listening skills box)

1.      the police didn’t catch the criminal
2.    other reasons why people spy
3.    why Cremet was so important
4.    the problem with the agent
5.     Jean and Louise’s life after 1929

2. other reasons why people spy = people spy on their own country because they think this will help maintain world peace
3.    why Cremet was so important = he and Louise set up an efficient network of informants in the biggest and most important weapons factories in France.
4.    the problem with the agent = he was also a double agent working for the French.
5. Jean and Louise’s life after 1929 = Louise and Cremet were smuggled out of the country and taken to work at the Kremlin

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 (Unit 23, page 95, Grammar box)

2. When Cremet hired the new agent he didn’t suspect that he would/ was going to betray him.
3. Because Cremet had always admired Russia he probably thought that when he hot there he would/ was going to enjoy life./ would/ was going to be happy.
4. Cremet said goodbye to his daughter. He and his daughter couldn’t predict then that they would never/ were never going to see each other again.
5. In 1927 it was impossible to predict that Cremet would/ was going to become a hero in World War II.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.8 / page 100

Grammar questions, Team A 1 like 2 It was her first job as a secret agent but it was as if/ though she had done the job all her life. 3 It is said that there are spies in every country. 4. I saw a mysterious man take photos of the embassy.
Grammar questions, Team B 1 as 2 Jean Cremet spoke Russioan as if/ though he was Russian but he was French. 3 It is now believed that Mata Hari was a bad spy. 4 I heard a child crying.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.1 / page 100

1.      as if/ as though
2.    as
3.    as though/ as if
4.    like
5.     like
6.    as
7.     like

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.2 / page 100

2. The baby’s skin is as soft as silk.
3. My skin is as white as milk.
4. The boys’ shirts were as white as snow.
5. Her cheeks were as round and red as an apple.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 / page 100

2. Having seen the film with my brother, I then told my friends about it.
3. Dracula must be one of the best horror films ever made.
4. I ate an ice cream while waiting for my friend.
5. Made of very tough plastic, Mary’s camera didn’t break when she dropped it.
6. Feeling scared, the child hid under his bed.
7. My sister thinks the telephone is the best machine ever invented.
8. Having bought a present for Dan I took it along to his birthday party.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4/ page 100

1.      managed to, won’t be able/ won’t manage
2.    won’t be able to, won’t be able to
3.    could/ was able to, could, could/ was able to, couldn’t/ wasn’t able to
4.    couldn’t/ wasn’t able to, manage to, managed

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5 / page 101

1.      The teacher gets angry when the class laughs at other people’s mistakes.
2.    I couldn’t go out yesterday because I was ill.
3.    Is/ Was that a real story or are you making/ did you make it up?
4.    I had/ have to turn down his invitation to the party.
5.     My parents didn’t/ don’t get back from work until after I had/ have gone to bed.
6.    I didn’t manage to finish my homework and the teacher told me off.
7.     Guess who I ran into at the shop?

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.6 / page 101

1.      will
2.    ‘s going to, ‘re going to
3.    are to, are to, is to, won’t
4.    are going to/ will
5.     are going to

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 / page 101

a)    2 What shall/ should I do to improve my marks? 3 What shall/ should I do to say sorry to my mum?
b)   Students’ personal answers: accept any with going to.
c)    Students’ personal answers: accept any with will.

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