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vineri, 31 ianuarie 2014
UPSTREAM INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 6
Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la UNIT 6
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
I think a laptop computer is the most useful
because it allows you the freedom to do things wherever you are.
I think a robot is the least useful because it
is slow and clumsy.
My father uses his mobile phone and his laptop
computer every day. I use my mobile phone all the time. My parents use credit
cards quite often and they use ATMs quite a lot, too.
I use a microwave oven every day. I also use an
ID cards are used to identify you.
Radars are used to locate ships and planes when
we can’t see them.
Security systems are used to protect a building
Satellites are used to collect and send information
to and from space.
ATMs are used to allow you to make money out of
Microchips are used to store large amounts of
information on circuits.
Computers are used to store and organise
I think the article will be about technology and
personal privacy. I would expect to read about CCTV, ID cards and satellites
watching people from space.
Loss of privacy; Cameras everywhere; High tech
ID; Easy to find out; Smart Cards; Advantages; Is it worth it?
1.They are used to
discourage street crime and shoplifting.
2.They will save a lot of
time because we will not have to constantly identify ourselves in different
ways for different purposes.
3.We will lose much of our
CCTV – discourage crime, watch for people
speeding, keep track of people
Finger scanning/ face/ voice and eye/ footstep
recognition – used to identify people
GPS – find out exactly where you are, keep track
of vehicles ‘smarter’ ID cards – stores all your personal information in one
I never listened to MP3s, but I rarely cook with
a microwave oven. I always withdraw money from an ATM because it’s so
Student’s own answers
2. An iron is used for ironing clothes.
3. A camcorder is use for videoing events.
4. A kettle is used for boiling water.
5. A microwave oven is used for cooking food.
6. A blender is used for liquidising food.
5.turn it on
2.plug in (≠ unplug)
3.send (≠ receive)
4.install (≠ uninstall)
5.create (≠ delete)
6.turn it on (≠ turn off)
7.log off (≠ log on)
TV – channel; screen
computer – mouse; screen
ATM – money; cash card
mobile phone – keypad; memory
Some countries have over 30 different TV
We may all be watching digital TV soon.
Computer software is quickly outdated.
Sitting in front of a computer screen all day
can damage your eyes.
You can take money out of the bank easily with
There are lots of transactions you can do at an
ATM without having to go into the bank.
Sometimes I can’t get a signal on my mobile
I can store all my friend’s numbers in the
memory of my mobile phone.
A For Sale.
A, B, C, D.
2. Were you invited to Bill’s birthday party?
3. Your bill is being prepared now.
4. Has the new CCTV camera been installed yet?
5. … and it has not been updated for months.
6. Our ID cards are being checked by the
The first passive sentence is personal and the
second passive sentence is impersonal.
Credit card numbers were stolen by hackers.
Robot surgeons are being tested in hospitals.
CCTV cameras are going to be installed in the
city parks by the police.
3.have not been released
10.be picked up
Lucy likes people who she can talk to.
Lucy likes people who aren’t arrogant.
Lucy likes things which/that are useful.
Lucy likes things which/that she can make
That’s Lucy, whose family you have met.
That’s Lucy, whose bicycle was stolen yesterday.
We use who/that to refer to a person, which/that
to refer to a thing and whose to show possession.
Lucy likes people who she can talk to.
Lucy likes things she can make something with.
We can leave out the relative pronoun in these
sentences because they are used as the object in their clauses.
1.We can leave out the
relative pronoun because it is used as the object of the clause.
can leave out the relative pronoun because it is used as the object of the
2.He has three cars, one
of which is a Jaguar.
3.Louise invited fifty
people to the party, most of whom said that they would come.
4.The police arrested six
men, two of whom are suspected of organizing the crime.
5.Two prisoners escaped,
both of whom were later recaptured by the police.
2.make fun of sb
3.known by bad reputation
4.depend on sth for
5.to be the wife/ husband
6.worried about sth
7.think sb is sb else
8.give sb the same name as
1.to identify sb
3.relative pronoun showing
possession to begin a clause
4.make a connection
7.reach for sth
8.only to find
9.= the thing that
11.much + comparative form
on to do sth
1.are not expected to
finish (the passive)
2.is being built (the
3.used to go to (used to +
4.such hot weather that
(such + noun + that)
5.was the only person who
6.has been estimate that
(the passive – impersonal)
7.which was carried out by
(relative pronoun and the passive)
8.said to have known (the
passive – personal)
1.safe and sound
2.right and wrong
3.hit and run
4.law and order
5.alive and well
6.clean and tidy
1.worsen the situation
& Speaking Skills
·In picture A there is a
young girl sitting in front of a computer with a cup of coffee in her hands.
She is probably in an Internet café. She is smiling and looks relaxed and
·In picture B there is a
young man sitting in front of a computer. He is holding his head as if he has a
headache and he looks very stressed and upset.
1.doors and windows
Speaker 1 E
Speaker 2 F
Speaker 3 A
Speaker 4 D
Speaker 5 B
At a police station.
1.Who uses “filler”
expressions? Student A.
2.Who leaves long pauses
in the conversation? Student B.
She wants to send an e-mail, but she can’t do
I expect to read about a time machine and
perhaps a time traveller.
I think Wells wrote about this topic because the
biography says that he had a rather romantic interest in science.
The first paragraph
I think people in the room must have felt amazed
and surprised because that is how I would have felt. I believe time travel is
something that only exists in science fiction and it is not really possible. It
is too incredible to be true.
Local newspaper; write an article giving their
opinion; Students should not be allowed to have mobile phones at school.
additional viewpoint and reason
conclusion and restated opinion
introduction and opinion
opposite viewpoint and example
first viewpoint and reason
1.To begin with
A formal – full forms and no colloquialisms have
B informal – contractions and colloquialisms
have been used
Paragraph A is suitable because an opinion essay
should be written in a formal style without colloquialisms or contracted forms.
I am strongly in favour of computer games. In my
opinion, they can be educational and help us to learn about technology. They
can also help us to develop important skills that will be of benefit to us when
we are ready to start work. It is commonly accepted today that computer skills
will be essential in the workplace of the future.
a.2 – agrees
b.1 – agrees
c.3 – agrees
d.3 – disagrees
e.1 – disagrees
f.2 – disagrees
Write an article; monthly new magazine giving
your opinion; Schools should provide computers for students to use for all their
·Science has taught us
that anything is possible.
·We rely on machines too
much in our lives and when they break down we realise this.
·As we try to make
machines more human we ourselves will become more mechanical in our ways.