luni, 11 noiembrie 2013

UPSTREAM - INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 3


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la UNIT 3 din manualul de limba engleza pentru clasa VIII intitulat UPSTREAM INTERMEDIATE – Student’s Book, Editura Express Publishing, Autori Virginia Evans si Jenny Dooley, Editia 2002

UNIT 3: Travel Broadens the Mind

Lead-in

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Exercise 1 a

A.   Russia
B.   Australia
C.   The Czech Republic
D.  Canada

-        In Russia you can visit museums and art galleries or enjoy a ballet performance.
-        In Australia you can swim in Crystal clear waters and sunbathe on sandy beaches. You can also see kangaroos.
-        In the Czech Republic you can visit museums or walk along the cobbled streets.
-        In Canada you can enjoy magnificent scenery, snowcapped mountains and huge lakes.


Exercise 1 b

A.       … see the beautiful natural scenery and admire the interesting architecture. You can also try the local cuisine and buy handmade souvenirs.
B.       In Australia you can see animals in their natural environment. You can visit the beach resorts and the many nearby islands. You can also visit many other natural sites.
C.       In the Czech Republic you can visit galleries, museums, ancient castles and historical sites. You can also take leisurely strolls, admire interesting architecture and see people in traditional dress.
D.      In Canada you can see animals in their natural environment. You can also go kayaking, white water rafting or hiking and see spectacular falls.

Exercise 2 a

Carl (Russia) – cultural holiday
Sonya (Australia) – island holiday
Rick (the Czech Republic) – package holiday
Moira (Canada) – adventure holiday

Exercise 2 b

He is also going to visit the Grand Palace, take a tour of the gardens and pavilions and get tickets for the Kirov Ballet.
Sonia is going on an island holiday in Australia. She is going to walk along the beaches and go surfing. She is also going to go snorkelling and scuba diving and go on a glass bottom boat tour.
Rick is going to the Czech Republic on a package holiday. He is going to visit ancient castles and admire the architecture. He is also going to visit traditional villages. He is going to see people in traditional costumes and eat traditional food.
Moira is going to Canada for an adventure holiday. She is going hiking and she will see lots of animals. She is also going kayaking and white-water rafting and she is going to see the Niagara Falls.

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Exercise 3 a

I would expect to read about the facilities available at the different places, as well as interesting sites to visit and things to do in the surrounding area of each place.

Exercise 3 b

Where is the hotel situated?
Is it close to the shops?
Is it in the countryside?
Is it by the sea?
Does it have room service?
What activities can you do?
What facilities does the hotel have?

Exercise 3 c

1.     A
2.   B
3.   D
4.   C
5.    A
6.   C
7.    B
8.   A
9.   C
10.    A
11.  B
12.     C
13.     D

Exercise 3 d

stylish: chic
trendiest: most fashionable
sample: try
dine: eat
situated in: located in
amazing: wonderful
fascinating: interesting
experience: feel
fans: admirers
wander: stroll
appeal to: interest
alike: similar

Exercise 3 e

A: I’d like to stay at the Radisson SAS Portman Hotel in London because it’s a luxurious hotel with lots of facilities. What about you?
B: Well, luxurious hotels aren’t to my taste. I prefer small quiet hotels in the countryside. I’d choose to go to Old Oxenhope Hall Cottege.    etc.

Exercise 4 a

Name: Raddison SAS Portman Hotel
Location: Central London
Description: deluxe four-star hotel
Facilities: cable TV, extensive room service menu, fully equipped gym, two restaurants
Things to see/do: go shopping in Oxford Street, visit Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament

Raddison SAS Portman Hotel in central London is a deluxe four-star hotel. It has got cable TV, extensive room service menu, fully equipped gym and two restaurants. During your stay there you can go shopping in Oxford Street or visit Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

Exercise 4 b

Name: Balmoral Hotel
Location: Edinburgh
Description: luxury five-star hotel
Facilities: real fireplaces, excellent restaurant, cable TV, gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room
Things to see/do: visit Edinburgh Castle, shop in the city centre, go and see a play

The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh is a luxury five-star hotel. It has got real fireplaces, an excellent restaurant and cable TV as well as a gym, a swimming pool and sauna and steam room. During your stay there you can visit Edinburgh Castle and go shopping in the city centre or you can go and see a play.
  
Vocabulary Practice

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Exercise 5 a

A.   sunny
B.   humid
C.   cool
D.  breezy

In Hong Kong it is the rainy season and it is hot, humid and sticky with a temperature of 350C.
In Cape Town it is wet and cool with temperatures below freezing.
In Geneva it is warm, dry and breezy with a temperature of 180C.

Exercise 5 b

It will be cool and sunny in Barcelona with a temperature of 17oC.
It will be chilly and cloudy in Budapest with a temperature of 10oC.
It will be cold and snowy in Chicago with a temperature of 2oC.
It will be chilly and rainy in Istanbul with a temperature of 10oC.
It will be chilly and rainy in Kiev with a temperature of 8oC.
It will be warm and sunny in Madrid with a temperature of 20oC.
It will be cool and sunny in Milan with a temperature of 17oC.
It will be cold and cloudy in Moscow with a temperature of 4oC.
It will be cold and cloudy in Prague with a temperature of 5oC.
It will be boiling hot and rainy in Singapore with a temperature of 33oC.
It will be chilly and foggy in Warsaw with a temperature of 12oC.

Exercise 6

A: If I visited Havana, I would definitely take my sunglasses, shorts, T-shirt and sandals because it is hot and dry there.
B: I agree. I’d also pack sunscreen because it is the rainy season there.
A: If I visited Hong Kong, I would definitely take my umbrella and raincoat because it is the rainy season there.
B: An insect repellent is needed too as it’s so humid.
A: If I visited Geneva, I would take a camera because there is a lot of beautiful scenery there.
B: I’d also take walking shoes as you can go walking in the countryside.

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Exercise 8

1.     beach
2.   shop
3.   street
4.   hotel
5.    cuisine
6.   mountain
7.    island

Last year I went to Spain. It was fantastic. I spent a lot of time looking around trendy shops and buying presents. I also sampled the local cuisine. It was delicious.

Exercise 9 a

hotel – Speaker 1
hostel – Speaker 4
caravan – Speaker 3
cruise liner – Speaker 2

Exercise 9 b

Hotel: room service, swimming pool, staff, manager, restaurant
Cruise liner: pool, experienced crew, set sail, on board, passenger, pool
Caravan: fully-equipped kitchen, home comforts, tour
Hostel: cooking facilities, communal dining halls, share rooms, bunks, sleeping bags

Exercise 10 a

Claire: travel sickness; engine trouble
Tim: terrible food; overcharged
Pam: power cut; flat battery

Other unpleasant holiday experiences: robbery, lost passport, fire in hotel, car accident, etc.

Writing

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Suggested plan:
Introduction (Para 1): reason for writing – exact dates of stay
Main Body (Para 2): complaints
Conclusion (Para 3): restate complaint – state action expected to be taken

Dear Sir,
     I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with my recent stay at the Milton Hotel. I stayed at the hotel from 7th May to 14th May this year.
    While I was happy with the spacious room and pleasant, quiet atmosphere, I am afraid that the food, which I ordered from room service, was not of the quality that I would expect. The meal I received was dreadful. The soup was watery, and the main course was cold. To make matters worse, I feel that I was overcharged for this meal.
    As you can imagine, I was extremely disappointed. I believe that I am entitled to at least a partial refund and a written apology. I hope that this matter can be dealt with promptly.
      Yours faithfully,
     Tim Laurie

Exercise 11 a

3 – d Take out travel insurance in case any of your belongings are lost or stolen
4 – c Find out the local address of your country’s embassy or consulate in case something serious goes wrong at your destination.
5 – b Make photocopies of your tickets and passport so that they can be replaced more easily if lost.

Exercise 11 b

Find out about the local laws and customs before you visit a place so that you won’t offend anyone.
If you are flying, make sure that you don’t carry anything onto the plane for anyone else, in case it is something illegal.

Exercise 12 a

Holi (India) – throw dye-filled water bombs
Rocket Festival (Thailand) – make rockets/set off fireworks
Moomba (Australia) – decorate trams/ parade through streets

The Rocket Festival takes place in Thailand. The Thai people celebrate it by making rockets and setting off fireworks. etc

Grammar in use

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Exercise 13

1.     a prediction based on evidence
2.   a future action already arranged
3.   an uncertainty/ possibility
4.   an intention/ plan

Exercise 14

A: Where are you staying?
B: At my friend’s flat.
A: How are you getting there?
B: By train.
A: How long are you staying?
B: I’m not sure yet. I think I’ll there for a week.
A: What are you going to do?
B: We’re going to visit historical sites and museums.
etc.

Exercise 15 a

Which tense is used in all of these sentences? Future Simple

1.     a fear
2.   a promise
3.   a request
4.   an offer
5.    a hope

Exercise 15 b

I’m afraid we’ll lose the game if we don’t play better in the second half.
I promise I’ll tell you as soon as I know what’s happening.
Will you pick Heather up from the airport?
I’ll help you with that if you like.
I hope we’ll be able to afford to go away this summer.

Exercise 16

1.     meets
2.   will Sam finish
3.   gets
4.   arrives
5.    comes

Exercise 17

1.     I’m going; I’m going to be; I’ll meet; finish/ have finished
2.   I’m going; I’ll get
3.   We’re going; It’s going to rain; will get
4.   Will you help; I’m picking, will help; get

Exercise 18

1.     has been
2.   will become
3.   has also realised
4.   are
5.    will need
6.   has already made
7.    will be
8.   will pay
9.   will suffer
10.    are looking for

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Exercise 19

1.     Next year I’m going to buy a car.
2.   I’m going to joint the police when I finish college.
3.   Technology is advancing so quickly that computers are going to control everything soon.
4.   I hope I will be able to study computer graphics.

Exercise 20

1.     comes (type 1)
2.   get (type 0)
3.   will come (type 1)
4.   will be (type 1)
5.    fails (type 1)
6.   pour (type 0)

Exercise 21 a

you take/ train – you/ get there more quickly
rain/ stop – we/ go out
I/ see Tom – I / invite him/ party
you need/ help – ask Joanne
he/ work overtime – he/ finish/ project in time
you/ lose/ passport – she/ calls on us
she/ have free time – report/ it immediately

-        If the rain stops, we will go out.
-        When the rain stops, we will go out.
-        If I see Tom, I’ll invite him to the party.
-        When I see Tom, I’ll invite him to the party.
-        If you need help, you can ask Joanne.
-        If he works overtime, he will finish the project in time.
-        If you lose your passport, you should report it immediately.
-        If she has some free time, she will call on us.
-        When she has some free time, she will call on us.

Exercise 22 b

If I get my university degree, I will probably get a good job.
If I become famous, I will definitely be on TV.
If I get some time off work, I may go to New York.
If I get married, I will probably have children.

Exercise 23

1.    
2.  
3.   the
4.   the
5.    the
6.   the
7.    the
8.   the
9.   the
10.                      the
11.          the
12.                      
13.                       the
14.                      
15.                      
16.                       the
17.                       the
18.                     
19.                       the
20.                     the
21.                      
22.                     the
23.                     the
24.                    
25.                      the
26.                    
27.                      the
28.                     the
29.                    
30.                     the

1.     country name
2.   continent name
3.   physical environment
4.   sea
5.    ocean
6.   physical environment
7.    physical environment
8.   mountain group
9.   physical environment
10.                      physical environment
11.          already known
12.                       expression
13.                       there is only one
14.                       capital name
15.                       place name
16.                       there is only one
17.                       there is only one
18.                      place name
19.                       physical environment
20.                     there is only one
21.                       place name
22.                     there is only one
23.                     superlative
24.                     place name
25.                      river
26.                     name of single mountain
27.                      already known
28.                     river
29.                     place name
30.                     there is only one

Grammar in Use

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Exercise 24 a

1.     for
2.   into
3.   on
4.   about
5.    with
6.   for
7.    in
8.   on

Exercise 24 b

1.     to
2.   in
3.   in
4.   on
5.    to
6.   for
7.    to
8.   with
9.   to

Exercise 25

1.     across
2.   down on
3.   off
4.   out
5.    up
6.   with
7.    away with

Exercise 26 a

1.     A
2.   C
3.   C
4.   D
5.    A
6.   C
7.    A
8.   D
9.   B
10.                      B
11.          B
12.                       A
13.                       D
14.                       A
15.                       C

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Exercise 27

1.    
2.   it
3.   been
4.   from (2)
5.   
6.   they
7.    in
8.   for
9.  
10.                      has
11.          so
12.                       in
13.                      
14.                      
15.                       the
16.                      

Exercise 28

1.     appreciate all your help
2.   last time he will use
3.   in case you need/ have/ want
4.   unless you leave
5.    as soon as I get
6.   no point in waiting

Exercise 29 a

1.     suitcase
2.   line
3.   feet
4.   move
5.    weather
6.   time

Exercise 30

1.     ear
2.   days
3.   earth
4.   edge
5.    meet

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Exercise 31

1.     weekend breaks
2.   £ 200
3.   18th century
4.   attractions/ castles
5.    walking
6.   swimming pool
7.    fully-equipped gym
8.   Welsh dishes
9.   January


Exercise 33

1.     C
2.   B
3.   A
4.   C
5.    C
6.   B

Exercise 34

B: … going to Italy. I always wanted to see its famous museums, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc. So, I felt very lucky to be there last summer.
A: Lucky you. How did you get there?
B: By car. I’d never miss the great Italian countryside.
A: How long did you stay there?
B: Two weeks.
A: Where did you stay?
B: I spent the first week in Rome, then in the second week I went to Florence for three days and Venice for another three. I had booked hotel rooms, so I didn’t have any problems.
A: I see. Did you buy anything?
B: Oh yes! I bought lots of postcards from all the places I visited and beautiful vases from Venice.  etc.

Exercise 35



Exercise 36

1.     One of the worst experiences I had was  while I was in germany. I was waiting for my transfer flight to Munich, enjoying a cup of coffee. The man sitting next to me moved suddenly and the coffee spilt on my trousers. Thankfully, I still had my hand luggage still with me so I went to the men’s toilet to change my trousers. When I finished, I put my dirty trousers in my bag and hurried towards the gate, as my flight had just been announced. etc.
  
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Exercise 37 a

1.     R
2.   A
3.   R
4.   NS

Exercise 37 b

1.     A: I heard that there’s a really good plan on at the Empire at the moment. Shall we go and see it?
B: That would be great. Shall I try and get us some tickets?
2.   A: I’m having dinner with Kate and Sue tonight. Would you like to come?
B: Where are you going?
A: That Italian place on Bridge Street, Gianni’s.
B: Oh that place’s really expensive. I’m not sure I can afford it at the moment.
3.   A: Nina and I are going to Cornwall for the weekend at the end of the month. I was wondering if you would like to join us.
B: I’d love to.


Exercise 38 b

S1: Pat hasn’t called, has she?
S2: I don’t think so.

S1: Has Ann posted the invitations?
S2: I think so.   etc.

Exercise 39 a

They are a customer (Vanessa Bryce) and a hotel receptionist.

Exercise 39 b

1.     c
2.   b
3.   a

Exercise 40 a

The conversation probably takes place at a car rental agency.

Exercise 40 b

Would you like to tell me how I could help you?
Could you tell me what type of car you would like?
I would like to know how much it is going to cost.
Could I ask you to show me your driving licence, please?

Exercise 40 c



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Spectacular Nature

Exercise 41 a

Both these places are natural wonders.
The White Cliffs of Cover are in England.
The Rockies are in North America.

Exercise 41 b



Exercise 42 a

1.     B
2.   A
3.   A
4.   B
5.    B
6.   A
7.    B

Exercise 42 b

Text A: tourist brochure (it’s chatty; ends with a recommendation to the visitor)
Text B: encyclopedia (it’s written in a formal style with subheadings – contains facts)

Exercise 43

Synonyms:
due to: because of
stretch: section
stopover: visit
feature: sight
hampered: obstructed
settlers: pioneers
runs: passes

Exercise 44



A: The Rockies are located in North America.
B: Did you know that The White Cliffs are older than the Rockies?
A: Really?
B: Yes. The Cliffs are 70 million years old, whereas the Rockies are 65 million years old.
A: Well, I didn’t know that. The Rockies are taller than the Cliffs.   etc.

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Exercise 45

Words to be underlined: teacher, a group of students, skiing trip, a preliminary booking at the hotel, assistant manager has contacted you for more details, write a letter answering his questions

1.     The assistant manager of a hotel
2.   Semi-formal because you have contacted this person before.
3.   date of arrival; time of arrival; duration of stay; flight number; number of boys/girls; students’ special needs
4.   Does the special discount price still apply? Can she arrange ski lift passes in advance?

Exercise 46 a

1.     Here’s what you need to know – informal
2.   the dates stay as they are – informal
3.   here are our flight details – informal
4.   Our party will consist of – formal
5.    And the – informal + incorrect
6.   could you kindly inform me – formal
7.    can you – informal
8.   I can’t wait to see you – informal
9.   Love from - informal

Exercise 46 b

The exact words from the notes have not been used in the letter, however all of the points have been included.

Topics per paragraph:
Para 1: opening remarks/ reason for writing
Para 2: details/ answers to questions
Para 3: further questions
Para 4: closing remarks

Exercise 47

1.     c
2.   f
3.   a
4.   e
5.    b
6.   d

1.      thank-you letter
2.    asking for information
3.    accepting an invitation
4.    apologizing
5.     giving advice
6.    giving information

Exercise 48

1.     I would like to know if there are any flights to Portugal on the 2nd April.
2.   I feel I must inform you that we were not satisfied with our cabin.
3.   I must apologise for the noisy behaviour of the children during their visit to the museum.
4.   I would be grateful if you could let me know what time I need to arrive at the station.
5.    Could you please inform me what time people will be arriving?

Exercise 49

2.   I would like to know how much it will cost altogether.
3.   Could you tell me if any school discounts are available?
4.   I would be grateful if you could tell me whether the hotel has any facilities for young children.
5.    I would appreciate it if you could let me know what time the flight arrives.
6.   I would like to know whether anybody will meet us at the airport.

Exercise 50 a

teacher, a group of students, a school trip, the Activity Leader has sent you a fax, confirm the details, write a letter in response

Exercise 50 b

Date: 17 September
At: 12:45
By: bus
2 teachers
16 students
5 rooms
1.     What sports facilities do they have?
2.   Can he arrange a visit from a local historian?

B: They will leave on the 16th September.
A: What time will they arrive?
B: They will arrive at 12:45.
A: How will they travel there?
B: They will travel there by bus.
A: How many people will there be in the party?
B: There will be 2 teachers and 16 students.
A: How many rooms will they need?
B: They will need 5 rooms.
A: What questions does the teacher want to ask?
B: The teacher wants to ask what sports facilities they have and whether she can arrange a visit from a local historian.

Exercise 50 c

Could you tell me what sports facilities are available at Hawthorn Park?
I would like to know whether it would be possible for you to arrange a visit from a local historian.


Exercise 51

1.     opening, appropriate
2.   closing, inappropriate – too formal
3.   closing, appropriate
4.   opening, inappropriate – too informal

Exercise 52



Exercise 53

  • If you travel from east to west, you are travelling in the same direction as the sun. At the same time, you are travelling in the same direction as the explorers did in America, Canada, etc. The explorers started from the east coast and moved westwards.
  • If you travel, you learn many things about the world. However, if you don’t travel, you will only learn about the place that you live in.
  • If you are always on the move, you don’t have a chance to build relationships.


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