sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 19 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 78

1 Walkmans 2, 3, 4 open questions


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.2 / page 78

Akio Morita, chief executive of Sony, wanted to listen to music while he played golf: he thought of a machine that was easy to carry around and which had good sound. (ls. 1-7)

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 / page 78

Creator: Akio Morita – Sony chief executive, keen golfer, lover of music. Idea: lightweight, portable … Before that: Pressman – redesigned by electronics engineering team at Sony; sound – stereo
General Sony opinion: no sales – couldn’t record, people would find headphones annoying. Launched: July, 1979. Improvement within 4 years: reduced to half its original size. Version with play/ record function: MiniDisc Walkman. Result: over 100 million sold worldwide.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4 / page 79

1.      appeared, it was thought, were considered, It was believed
2.    needed, was invented, were sent, went, was invented
3.    was made, were immersed, It was thought


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5 / page 79

1.      improvements
2.    annoying, headphones
3.    portable
4.    reliable
5.     tin opener


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 / page 80

Introduction: information about the creator and what his idea was. Main body: information in the ‘Before that’ section, the launch and the general opinion. Conclusion: improvements to the product and the ‘Result’ information.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.8 / page 80

1.      By becoming the richest player.
2.    On the square marked ‘Go’.
3.    The dice tell you the number of spaces you have to move.
4.    To charge rent to other players who land on their properties and so make more money.
5.     You put them on the properties you own in order to collect higher rent.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.9 / page 80

Pause 1 – How did Landlord’s Game become Monopoly?
Pause 2 – What did Clarence Darrow do next? Who did he turn to to sell his game? Did the game have fifty-two playing errors? What did Clarance Darrow do about them?
Pause 3 – How did the game reach Britain?

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.10 / page 80

2. Clarance Darrow
3. Parker Brothers
4. $10 each
5. into nineteen languages
6. local names


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.12 / page 81

a). 1 iDEA   2 reMARkably   3 GOOD
b). the speaker emphasizes the words which convey important information


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
1.      To Stone’s concert at Wembley Stadium; Anya’s father; they might still be a little bit worried
2.    1 huge stage, sound towers, video screens, coloured lights; 2 that he was retiring 3 sang best songs, as if for each member of audience  4 man jumps onto stage, gun in hand, fires gun, body falls to floor

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