sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 2 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 10

1.      The book Mind Over Matter
2.     Ranulph Fiennes’s crossing of Antarctica
3.     5.99 pounds


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3/ page 10

1.      not being used to extreme cold, which causes madness
2.    long periods of time spent in darkness causing depression (SAD)
3.    very low temperatures causing frostbite
4.    high altitude causing altitude sickness

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4/ page 11

 Accept any variations on the following:
1.      Why did explorers on polar expeditions often go mad?
2.    Can SAD be treated?
3.    Do polar explorers still get frostbite?
4.    What are some of the symptoms of altitude sickness?
5.     Why is Antarctica one of the highest regions in the world?


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5/ page 11

1.      deprive
2.    adapt
3.    expedition
4.    medication
5.     painful
Explorers have to be adventurous.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7/ page 11

Adapted to – once we got used to conditions; I was unfamiliar with – I wasn’t used to the noises; I had never shared – I wasn’t used to sharing; I’ve always had – I’m used to sharing; I’ve always had – I’m used to having my own room; adapted to that – I soon got used to that; was not accustomed to – I wasn’t used to the changes in temperature; I never became accustomed to – I never got used to; adapt to – you would get used to life in the camp


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.12/ page 12

1.      Marco Polo, Ernest Shackleton, Steve Martin
2.    Ernest Shackleton
3.    Marco Polo
4.    Fletch
5.     T S Eliot – he wasn’t an explorer but a writer


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.13/ page 13

Showing one of the possible structures in each case:
1e) Even though it was very hot in the desert, they wore heavy clothes.
2f) Despite the fact that there was no vegetation in that part of the desert, they thought they could see palm trees in the distance.
3a) Even thought he was an experienced explorer, he couldn’t finish the trip.
4d) Even though she gets altitude sickness, she decided to climb Mount Everest.
5c) Despite knowing it was a dangerous expedition, he agreed to go on the expedition.
6b) Despite being very adventurous, I wouldn’t become an explorer.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.14/ page 13

  1. Aren’t you forgetting that explorers also need to be able to spend time on their own?
  2. Don’t you think that experience is important too?
  3. Wouldn’t you say that training is important?
  4. Isn’t good health more important than experience? / Isn’t experience more important than good health?

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