sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 9 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 38

1.      pollution
2.    endangered
3.    botanist
4.    wildlife
5.     scenery
6.    conservation
7.     rain forest
Title word: ecology

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.2 / page 38

2.    endangered
3.    botanist
4.    conservation
5.     rain forest


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 / page 38

Countable singular – father, botanist, weekend, conservation camp, nature trail, article, paper, rain forest, year.
Countable plural – people, animals, trees.
Uncountable – traffic, pollution, nature, paper, furniture (singular countable form: a piece of furniture)
Paper is countable when it means ‘newspaper’. It is uncountable when it means ‘a material in the form of thin sheets used especially for writing’. Singular countable form: a piece/ sheet of paper.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4 / page 38

Countable singular – summer, holiday, difference, world, aim, dormouse, example, habitat, man, conservation camp holiday, organisation, camp, brochure, key.
Countable plural – scouts, camps, animals, plants, leaders, sports facilities, nature trails
Uncountable – countryside, wildlife, food, help, nature, experience, energy, enthusiasm, survival, time, scenery, accommodation, information, work

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5 / page 38

Locations - around the world. Number of camps – 16. Aim – To protect the countryside and its wildlife. Trained leaders – Yes. Experience necessary? No. Activities – Explore the countryside, work to ensure the survival of hundreds of animals and plants, sports, nature trails. Prices from 60 pounds a week, including accommodation and food.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.6 / page 40

The correct alternatives are:
1.      An environmentalist (general statement), a person (in general), the natural world (unique)
2.    a new road (one of several, mentioned for the first time), Conservationists (in general), the road (already mentioned)
3.    an ecological park (any one of several)
4.    Dodos (in general), The dodo (in general)

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 / page 40

1.      African rhinos (in general), the World Wide Fund for Nature (unique)
  1. wild animals (in general), cages (in general)
  2. the city zoo (unique, generally only one zoo in a city), a male (one of several), a female (one of several), the female (mentioned before), the male (mentioned before)
  3. a fox (one of several), the fox (mentioned before),


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.8 / page 40

Greetings: b) You don’t know the person’s name (or their gender) – Dear Sir/ Madam – Yours faithfully
Addresses: a) Write sender’s address in the top right-hand corner (so the recipient has it to hand when replying). b) Write other person’s address on the left-hand side, leaving a blank line after the date.
Useful closing sentence when expecting a reply: I look forward to hearing from you.
Useful expressions to ask for information: b) I would (also) like to know… c) I wonder if you could send me brochures (further information/ an application form, etc.)


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.11 / page 41

a). Foreign exchanges
b). food, customs, the advantages and disadvantages of foreign exchanges
c). The boy would like to go on a foreign exchange to find out how people live in other countries, and because it’s the only way to get to know the people. The girl wouldn’t like to go on a foreign exchange because she wouldn’t know the host family/ country, she would have no family or friends there, she’s have to speak a foreign language, the customs/ food etc. would be different and what if she didn’t like it?


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.12 / page 41

1.      The food (referring to something in particular), the food (referring to something in particular), The Japanese (nationality noun ending in ese), the British (nationality noun ending in sh)
2.    The Chinese (nationality noun ending in ese), eggs (a class of things in general), mud (a class of things in general), straw (a class of things in general)
3.    foreign exchanges (in general), young people’s (in general), The young people we met (a group in particular)


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.13 / page 41

a).1. The Japanese do things a little bit differently.
  1. The Americans tend to drink a lot of milk.
  2. The other day we went to an Argentinian restaurant. The food was delicious.

b). 1. The Japanese - 1
  1. The Americans - 2
  2. The food – 1

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