luni, 28 octombrie 2013

ADVANCED GOLD - UNIT 1


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la UNIT 1 din manualul de limba engleza pentru clasa XI intitulat ADVANCED GOLD, Editura Longman, Autori Sally Burgess si Richard Acklam, Editia 2001

UNIT 1: What a spectacle!

Reading Page 6

Exercise 2

The photograph of the girl with the hoops is described in lines 21-27.

Exercise 3

The author seems to feel very positive about the circus. Evidence: ‘…well, one of the greatest shows on earth’ (lines 2-3); Easily as compelling, if not more so …’ (line 21).


Exercise 4

1. D (lines 5-14)
2. D (lines 21-27)
3. D (lines 45-58)
4. D (lines 66-71)
5. D (lines 76-77)
6. D (lines 81-85)
7. C (Evidence: entire paragraph 3; paragraph 4 ‘has captured the imagination of audiences around the world’.)

Vocabulary Page 8

Exercise 2

Check answers with the dictionary definitions on page 215 of the Advanced Gold Coursebook.

Grammar Plus: verb patterns (1) Page 8

Exercise 1

see = both   use = transitive   stride = intransitive

Exercise 2

transitive: invite   want   surprise
transitive with two objects: send   make; describe   explain (both with prepositional object)
intransitive: wait   sit   happen   sleep   fall
transitive and intransitive: burn   pull   lose   start   eat   shut   wake  warn   spoil

Exercise 3

1  the car    2 food   4 cigarettes

Exercise 4

1. a) correct   b) incorrect  (i.e. very unnatural in contemporary British English)
2. a) correct   b) incorrect
3. neither (Do you need to borrow some money/ to borrow some money from me?)
4. a) correct   b) incorrect  (i.e. very unusual order in contemporary British English)
5. both correct
6. a) incorrect   b) correct 
7. a) correct   b) incorrect 
8. both correct

Listening: Elena lev Page 9

Exercise 2

1. She enjoys it. She has lots of friends and she says it’s a very rich life with opportunities to travel and learn languages.
2. She loves her daughter and is proud and protective of her. She says she will always be there to help her.

Vocabulary: word formation Page 10

Exercise 1

All the words are nouns. The suffix –ity is a noun suffix.

Exercise 2

al’ternative (noun)        option (noun)
succ’essful (adjective)     responsi’bility (noun)
‘organism (noun)      ‘weakness (noun)
‘countable  (adjective)      ‘brownish (adjective)
‘modernise (verb)     en’joyment (noun)
de’licious (adjective)   ‘legal (adjective)

Exercise 3

Nouns from adjectives: -ity – ness
Nouns from verbs: -ive (also adjectives from verbs/ nouns), -ion  - ment
An adjective meaning ‘can be done’: -able
An adjective less precise: - ish
Verbs from adjectives: - ise (US and most other varieties –ize)

Watch Out! Responsible Page 6

Sentence 1 means that he is a very sensible person who is able to make good decisions and can be trusted.
Sentence 2 means that he is a person with the duty of making all the financial decisions.
Sentence 1 describes a personal quality, whereas Sentence 2 describes the nature of someone’s position in a company.

a 2   b 1

Exercise 4

explosive  representative  negotiation   fixation   regretful   careful   hostility   credibility   criticism  Buddhism   sadness   warm-heartedness   manageable washable   pinkish   youngish    privatize   Americanise resentment   argument  precious  atrocious   regal    loyal

Exercise 5

1. forgivable
2. donation
3. outrageous
4. refusal
5. forgetfulness
6. standardise
7. productive
8. mid-thirtyish
9. hopeful

Exam focus Page 10

Exercise 1

1. So where were you brought up from originally?
2. Tell me a little about your family. Do you have many brothers and sisters? What are they like?
3.
4. Do you have a particular reason for learning English or is it just out of general interest?
5.
6. Do you have much of an idea of what you’ll be doing over the next few years?

Exercise 2

COMMENTS ON THE CANDIDATES
Candidate 1 Brita Carlsson: She is lively, chatty and interested. Although she has noticeable foreign accent she has good clear pronunciation. She would get top marks on the basis of this part of Paper 5.
Candidate 2 Marco Natoli: Sounds dull and is unwilling to answer in more than monosyllables. He also has a stronger foreign accent than Brita. Marco would not pass Paper 5 on the basis of what we have here.

English in Use Page 11

Exercise 2

He only wore white linen clothes; he refused to have any black cattle on his farm and only had white horses; he lectured a fox that had been caught killing his poultry rather than having it killed; he was a vegetarian and wouldn’t wear anything produced by an animal.

Exercise 4

1. the
2. even
3.
4. although
5. him
6.
7. it
8. been
9.
10. of
11. up
12. have
13. which
14.
15. than
16.

Listenin: modern ‘art’? Page 12

Exercise 2

The picture of the bricks and the bed in the glass case.

Exercise 3

1. at the weekend
2. They had lunch and a chat.
3. recent modern art
4. The Tate Gallery paid thousands of pounds for them.
5. the way it was described in the catalogue
6. They might be playing a joke on them.
7. to try new things and experiment
8. sceptical
9.
10.

Exercise 4

1. I just can’t understand how
2. it amazes me how
3. Don’t you think it’s incredible that

Grammar check: overview Page 13

Exercise 1

1. I know that she wants to be on her own tonight.
2. We never go out to restaurants any more.
3. Where are the car keys? I had them a minute ago.
4. This computer game is a lot more cheaper than the last one you bought.
5. If I’d have seen him, I’d have invited him to the party.
6. Unless you work a bit harder, you’ll fail your exams OR If you work a bit harder, you won’t fail your exams.
7. They were really helpful and gave us lots of informations.
8. We considered going to the new French restaurant, but it was too expensive.
9. My dad won’t let me to stay overnight at John’s house.
10. I really wish I had more time.
11. He went rock-climbing despite of his fear of heights.
12. They might have decided to go to the circus after all. OR They might decided to go to the circus after all.
13. Sarah’s new boyfriend is very nice. She’s very lucky.
14. Last night I dreamt I was being chased by this huge black dog.
15. Could you tell me whether there is another train to London tonight?
16. She’s the girl whose brother I went to school with.
17. He apologised for being late.
18. We’re having the front of the house painted next week.
19. They’ve been living here for at least 30 years.
20. I can’t get used to starting work so early.
21. He’s a such a terrible liar that no-one ever believes him.

Exercise 2

1. verb tenses: present simple versus continuous
2. adverbs of frequency: position
3. the article
4. comparison
5. conditionals
6. conditionals
7. countable and uncountable nouns
8. gerunds and infinitives
9. words that cause confusion: make   let   allow
10. hypothetical meaning
11. linking words
12. modal verbs
13. modifiers and intensifiers
14. passives
15. questions
16. relative clauses and pronouns
17. gerunds and infinitives
18. to have something done
19. verb tenses: present perfect
20. used to/ would
21. words that cause confusion: so/ such

Writing: drafting Page 14

Exercise 1

1. T (Paragraph 1 clearly states the purpose of the letter. The areas of complaint are then specified in the penultimate paragraph.)
2. F (It is a formal letter, but not excessively so.)
3. T (It is 208 words rather than 200.)
4. T (e.g. ‘The most serious of our complaints is that … ‘, ‘Aside from being extremely expensive, it was closed…’)
5. T (on behalf of, compensation, cramped, forced)
6. T (Paragraph 1 identifies the writer and states the reason for writing. Paragraph 2 is about complaints related to payment. Paragraph 3 is about the quality of the accommodation and facilities. Paragraph 4 states what future action will be taken.)
7. T (Furthermore, if this were not enough…, Another problem was …, Aside from being …, Finally)


Exercise 2

given tickets    world famous circus   disappointed  thank you note to friends
without going into what you weren’t happy about
letter of complaint   management of circus
highlighting various points  not happy about    letter
advert   comments   using information   note [50 words]
letter-complaint [200 words]   use own words

Exercise 3

OTHER LINKING WORDS
First of all: To begin with   Firstly  In the first place
Secondly: In the second place
Furthermore: What’s more   Moreover
Finally: Lastly

Exercise 4

The second point of the letter plan should be changed as there is no mention in the task of children. The note plan is fine.

Speaking: storytelling Page 16

Exercise 1

Picture 2: The emperor changing into a new selection of finery, looking at himself in the mirror, surrounded by fawning courtiers.
Picture 1: The emperor on his throne, surrounded by his retinue, listening to the weavers describing the wonderful cloth they can make and its magical powers.
Picture 5: The weavers with their loom, pretending to weave, and the emperor, who has gone to see how they are getting on, looking on with a bewildered expression on his face.
Picture 4: The emperor in his underwear, with the two weavers, who have pretended to dress him in his new suit and who are telling him how wonderful he looks.
Picture 3: The emperor walking naked in the street procession, and the boy pointing as he says, ‘But the emperor has nothing on.’

UNIT 1 REVIEW Page 17

Exercise 1

1.     If students all have the same L1, accept translation equivalents. The suggested answers are taken from the LDOCE.
a)    meshes verb (intransitive) ‘fits together suitably’ Their characters just don’t mesh.
b)    spellbinding adjective ‘holding the compete attention; fascinating’ a spellbinding performance
c)     swooping verb (intransitive) ‘moving down suddenly and steeply, esp. to attack’
d)    honed verb (transitive), ‘sharpened’ a finely honed wit.

Exercise 2

1.    
2.    Shaun proposed a wedding to me last night. I didn’t know what to say.
3.  
4.  
5.    You surprised me when you said you were leaving at the end of the week.
6.    I wonder if you could suggest a good grammar book. OR I wonder if you could suggest a good grammar book to me.
7.   
8.    He still owes us/ me (money) for his share of the holiday we had together last year.

Exercise 3

VERB
NOUN
ADJECTIVE
to alternate
to opt
to succeed
to enjoy
to weaken
to count


to modernise
alternative
option
success
enjoyment
weakness
count

responsibility
modernisation
alternate/ alternative
optional
successful/ unsuccessful
enjoyable
weak/weakened
countable/ countless
uncountable
responsible
modern

Exercise 4

1.     had
2.    to
3.    last
4.    are
5.    as
6.    as
7.    them
8.    least
9.    Despite
10.     can
11.     a
12.     times
13.     along
14.     the
15.     if



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