sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la  UNIT 13 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.2 / page 54

1.      cop (police officer)
2.    1928
3.    how plants survive
4.    in an inner city school (a lot of inner city schools in Britain and the United States are notorious because the pupils are particularly difficult)
5.     From 6 to 7.15 (Neighbours is an Australian soap opera featuring a group of people who live in the same street. It has been very popular in Britain for a number of years.)
6.    Because it is the final of this year’s series.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.3 / page 54

1.      It has a lot of suspense, which causes pleasant excitement: ‘nail-biting’, ‘keep you on the edge of your seat’ (as opposed to lying back and relaxing).
2.    Yes. The critic talks about an ‘eventful’ (=full of interesting or exciting events) week.
3.    Yes: ‘rare opportunity’, ‘good old-fashioned’.
4.    He/ she thinks it is going to be good: ‘promising start’.
5.     Yes: ‘rock classics’ (classic = a fine example of its type and of lasting importance).
6.    Yes, very: ‘exciting competitions’, ‘Don’t miss…’.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.4 / page 55

1.      F (this afternoon)
2.    G (usually)
3.    G (usually), F (tonight)
4.    F (tonight)
5.     F (this evening)
6.    G (no time reference – assume it’s general present time)

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.5 / page 55

1.      happens, leaves
2.    does, start, am watching
3.    opens, am meeting
4.    does, land


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.6 / page 55

1.      Top of the Pops, Gladiators, Panorama, Neighbours Omnibus, Speed
2.    Nicola: Top of the Pops, Speed. Claire: Panorama, Neighbours Omnibus; Eddy: Gladiators

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.7 / page 55

1.      The Doors are on.
2.    wants to watch Panorama.
3.    Claire (to watch Neighbours).
4.    tonight they choose who goes on to the international competition.
5.     never watch what she wants.
6.    decide what they watch after nine/ continue looking at the magazine.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.8 / page 55

1.      What shall we watch?
2.    Let’s watch … / Shall we watch…/ Why don’t we watch…?
3.    You don’t really want to watch that, do you?/ Oh no. / Forget it.
4.    If we …, can we …? All right then.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.9 / page 56

‘The Gladiators are back!’ – The reviewer likes the programme. ‘Contenders, ready? …’ – The reviewer doesn’t like the programme.

High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.10 / page 56

1.      Pursuit – You have to leap over obstacles, vault over high bars, run around and sprint to the fishing line without letting the two pursuing Gladiators catch you. Hit and Run – You have to cross a suspension bridge without being knocked off by a big, heavy ball which the Gladiators control. Pole-Axe – You have to race up a 10 metre pole with pegs sticking out, get to the top before the Gladiator does and slam your hand down on a button which pulls in the pegs of the opponent’s pole.
2.    Strength, stamina, speed, determination, balance, a good head for heights, the ability to jump, run, vault, etc.
3.    ‘You’ve seen it all before.’ Unfavourable: It’s old, and becoming boring. ‘The programme has been getting bigger and better.’ Favourable: There are more Gladiators and even more sensational events. ‘Watch Gladiators, if you must …’ Unfavourable: If you insist, but I don’t think it’s worth watching. ‘The Gladiators are back for more of the same.’ Unfavourable: It’s repetitive and there’s nothing new.


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.11 / page 57

1.      Do you understand
2.    Are you having
3.    feels
4.    think, are having, smalls
5.     Do you believe
6.    think


High Flyer – Upper Intermediate
Ex.12 / page 57

1.      Stefan pretended to be a reporter for a teenage magazine and went to see Stone’s manager. Anya phoned and got the agent briefly to leave the room while Stefan found the address in the agent’s files.
2.    Because the house was heavily guarded and they couldn’t persuade the guards to let them in.
3.    She fell out of the tree because she was startled by the dog and her foot slipped from the branch.

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