sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 17 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 70

1.      snore
2.    sleep walk
3.    have a nightmare
4.    insomnia
5.     dream


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.2 / page 70

1.      False. The main purpose of deep sleep is to give the brain a rest from mental activity.
2.    False. Not during paradoxical sleep, when the brain is at its most active.
3.    True.
4.    False. Dreaming takes place during paradoxical sleep, only of the three phases of the sleep cycle.
5.     True.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 / page 71

1.      l.18 However, this has been proved wrong.
2.    l.34 … whereas from the age of twelve we spend …
3.    l.10 … in order to record the activity of his brain during the night.
4.    l.20 In addition, the substance which makes us grow is made during these periods of deep sleep.
5.     l.20 For this reason, deep sleep is essential for our good health and happiness.
6.    l.10 Despite the fact that he looks completely still, …
7.     l.34 Consequently, they spend 60 per cent of their nights …

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4 / page 71

2. because
3. for this reason, consequently, so
4. in addition, as well as
5. on the one hand … on the other hand
6. despite, however, whereas, but

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5 / page 71

1.      If we don’t sleep well at night, we feel tired the next morning. In addition, we could have trouble remembering what we have learnt.
2.    Whereas sometimes we can’t remember our dreams, at other times we remember them very clearly.
3.    Plants have to rest during the night because they need sunlight for their chemical processes to happen.
4.    Dolphins stay awake all the time. For this reason, they are thought to be one of the few mammals who don’t dream.
5.     On the other hand, a nap can make us feel fresh and alert; on the other hand, a long nap can stop us from sleeping well at night.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.6 / page 72

a). dreams
b). These things are first mentioned in the following order: what dreams tell us, walking, river, water, balls of fire
1. What dreams tell us: things we don’t want to see/ pretend not there; fears and ambitions. Messages trying to tell us something. (Dreams tell us about things we don’t want to see, things we want to pretend are not there. They tell us about our fears and ambitions. They are like messages trying to tell us something.)
2. Walking: through town by seaside, for very long time, came to river. (I was walking through a town by the seaside. I’d been walking for a very long time. Then I came to a river.)
3. River: in town, had to cross it. (The river was in the town. I had to cross it.)
4. Water: warm then cold, deep, then drown. (The water was warm at first, then it got colder and deeper. At the end I felt I was drowing.)
5. Balls of fire: carrying them, burning hands, regret carrying them, didn’t go out. (I was carrying these things which I later found were balls of fire. They were burning my hands so I started to regret bringing them.)


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 / page 72

2. If only I hadn’t stayed up late last night.
3. I regret sleeping on the floor.
4. She wishes she hadn’t left the window open.
5. If only you had studied for the exam!/ If only you had told me about the exam.
6. They regret buying him an electric guitar.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.9 / page 72

1 d   2 c   3 a   4 b


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.1 / page 72
a). ‘Rubbish!’ – CD; ‘I don’t agree at all.’ – CD; ‘Yes, but on the other hand … ‘ – PA; ‘Yes, I see what you mean but …’ – PA; ‘Jose has a point there.’ – CA; ‘That’s right.’ - CA

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.12 / page 73

b) night; make; awake
c) Pauses after night and make (regardless of the line divisions)


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
1.      Stefan and Anya managed to get Stone’s address. They went to his house in the country but the guards wouldn’t let him in. When they tried to climb the wall round Stone’s house, the guard caught them and they ended up running away, terrified.
2.    1. Because they laughed at their story (and said they were talking rubbish). 2. Orpheus represents goodness and the power of the spirit to solve conflicts. The dragon represents an obstacle or evil/ a threat. 3. He gives them tickets to Stone’s concert.

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