vineri, 31 ianuarie 2014


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la UNIT 7 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 7: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish


Page 102

Exercise 1

·   I usually go shopping once a week. I do my shopping at supermarkets and shopping centres, I pay in cash.
·       My parents usually go shopping twice a month. They do their shopping at supermarkets and shopping centres and sometimes my mother buys things online. My parents usually pay in cash but sometimes they pay by credit card.
·       My friends’ shopping habits are almost the same as mine.

Exercise 2

·       I love buying presents.
·       I would buy my six-year-old brother a book because he loves looking at pictures and having people read to him.
·       I would buy my best friend a diary because she likes to write about the things she does each day.
·       I would buy my grandparents tickets to the theatre because they don’t go out much but they like to do things together and they love plays.
·       I would buy my boss an expensive pen because it is useful and attractive.

Exercise 3 a

Tony: keys to a new car/Mum & Dad
Linda: a mirror/best friend
Helen: ticket for a skiing holiday/group of friends

Exercise 3 b

The best present ever given to me was a pair of diamond earrings. My parents bought them for my on my birthday.


Exercise 4 a

I was born on 10 September. I am a Virgo. I am neat and tidy and very organised. I like art and reading.

Exercise 4 b

When I choose a present for someone, I consider their preferences and their hobbies. I don’t think knowing someone’s star sign can help me decide on an appropriate present because everybody is different.

Exercise 4 c

1.     A
2.   C
3.   C
4.   A
5.    D
6.   E
7.    A
8.   E
9.   F
10.    C
12.     D
13.     F
14.     F

Exercise 4 d

antique ≠ modern
polite ≠ impolite, rude
warm ≠ cold, unfriendly
traditional ≠ modern, original
grateful  ≠ unappreciative, ungrateful
low  ≠ high
typical  ≠ different, unique, unusual

Exercise 5

Vocabulary Practice

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Exercise 6 a

Answers will vary depending on the country.

1.     A
2.   E, H
3.   H
4.   B, G, H
5.    H, I
6.   D, H
7.    F, G
8.   F, G
9.   A, H
10.     C, H
11. H
12.      C, H
13.      H
14.     H, I
15.    A, B, F, G, H
16.     A, H
17.      C, H
18.     D, H
19.     H
20.     A

Exercise 6 b

Students’ own answers

Exercise 7

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Exercise 8 a

1.     chemist’s
2.   supermarket
3.   department store
4.   furniture shop

The text is an announcement that would be heard in a shopping centre. Shoppers would be interested in it because it explains where certain shops are located in the shopping centre and what they sell.

Exercise 8 b

Exercise 9 a

·       striped: Mark
·       polka-dot: Nancy
·       denim: Jeffrey
·       loose/baggy: Jeffrey
·       plaid: Jeffrey
·       flowery: Suzy
·       tight: Gloria

Exercise 9 b

Jeffrey is wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, baggy blue jeans and black trainers.
Suzy is wearing a flowery short-sleeved dress, white socks and white flat shoes.
Mark is wearing a blue pinstripe suit, a blue shirt, a striped tie and brown shoes.
Nancy is wearing a red and white polka-dot dress, black socks and black flat shoes.

Exercise 9 c

High-heeled shoes, blouses, dresses, skirts, leggings, tights

Exercise 9 d

·       a wedding: I’d wear an evening dress and high heeled shoes.
·       the beach: I’d wear a bathing suit, shorts, a T-shirt and sandals
·       a friend’s birthday party: I’d wear jeans, a shirt and flat shoes

Writing project:

This is a dress made of cotton. It is a casual dress suitable for work or a night on the town. It sells for £75 at Holt Renfrew.

Exercise 10 a

The man sounds polite but quite angry.

Tick: 2, 3, 6, 7

Exercise 10 b

The woman sounds angry.

1.     C
2.   A
3.   B
4.   E
5.    D

Grammar in use
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Exercise 11 a

Jane and Steve

Exercise 11 b

To say that we arrange for someone else to do something for us we use the correct form of the verb ‘to have’ + object + past participle of the verb.

Exercise 12

Exercise 13

2. A: Where can I have my eyes tested?
     B: At the optician’s.
3. A: Where can I have my car repaired?
     B: At the garage.
4. A: Where can I have my clothes washed?
     B: At the launderette.
5. A: Where can I have my moustache trimmed?
     B: At the barber’s.

Exercise 14

1. had his suit cleaned.
2. having her hair colour changed.
3. to have her TV repaired.
4. has had his flat decorated three times since he moved in.
5. is having a new suit made.

Exercise 15

said is followed by a that clause
told is used with a personal object
asked is used to pose a question in a wh- clause or if- clause

1.     told
2.   said
3.   told
4.   asked
5.    told

Exercise 16

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Exercise 17

2. Jane told her to keep her receipt in case she wanted to return them.
3. Jane asked if/whether she would like a bag for them.
4. Jane said that it came to £34.95 altogether. Or Jane told her (that) it came to £34.95 altogether.
5. Jane asked her how she would like to pay.
6. Jane told her to sign here.

Exercise 18

James said he was fine.
Mark asked why he wasn’t at work.
James said (that) he had taken a day’s holiday, because he had so much to do.
Mark asked James if/whether he was still looking for a new flat. James said that he had found a place on Porter Street the day before. He said that was why he was so busy. He said (that) he was moving that afternoon. He said (that) he was just going into town to collect the van he had hired to move all his things.

Exercise 19

1.     Lucy asked Jenny if/whether she knew what time the bank closed on Saturdays.
2.   Jack asked if/whether anyone had seen Jill that morning.
3.   Pete asked Jane where she was going the following night.
4.   Laura asked Tony who was coming to lunch that day.
5.    Richard asked Ann if/whether she had ever been there before.

Exercise 20 a

1.     of
2.   to
3.   from
4.   in
5.    with
6.   with
7.    on
8.   in
9.   to
10.    to
12.     from

Exercise 20 b

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

Exercise 21

1.     look after: to take care of
2.   let off with: to lightly punish sb
3.   look into: to examine the facts about sth
4.   let down: to disappoint sb
5.    look at: to inspect
6.   let out: to make clothes wider
7.    look down on: to have a low opinion of sb
8.   look through: to read

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Grammar in use

Exercise 22

1.     about
3.   as
4.   more
5.    out
8.   up
9.   many
12.                       through
13.                       plenty
14.                       to

Exercise 23

1.     of
2.   to
3.   on
4.   of/about
5.    than
6.   as
7.    in
8.   be
9.   have
10.    by
12.     if
13.     to
14.     these
15.     there

2. be exposed to
3. switch on: phrasal verb
4. all of/all about sth
5. comparative + than
6. known as: fixed phrase
7. stick in sb’s mind
8. allow sb + to be + adj
9. have become + n
10. do sth by + v – ing
11. such as: fixed phrase
12. as if: fixed phrase
13. to + verb
14. these days: fixed phrase
15. refers to place

Exercise 24

1.     glove
2.   hat
3.   trousers
4.   shoes
5.    shirt

1.     to fit perfectly
2.   to keep a secret
3.   to be in charge
4.   to be in sb’s position
5.    to lose everything one has

Exercise 25 a

1.     to lose one’s nerve: to become afraid to do sth
2.   the name of the game: to be important
3.   to be neither here nor there: to not matter
4.   nearest and dearest: people one is close to
5.    to have a nose for trouble: to have a natural ability to find trouble
6.   day and night: all the time
7.    to be nose to tail: front of vehicle is close behind another

Exercise 25 b

Elephants walk in this manner.

Exercise 26

1.     particularly
2.   certainly
3.   useful
4.   unexpectedly
5.    application
6.   disadvantages
7.    difficulty(ies)
8.   actually
9.   dangerous
10.                      payments

Exercise 27

1.     had his motorbike repaired (causative)
2.   told Pete (that) he would )reported speech)
3.   asked me/her/him/etc if/whether i/she/he/etc had (reported speech)
4.   was pleased with (phrase)
5.    Ben whether he was (reported speech)
6.   did you last have (causative)
7.    is/was named after (passive + phrasal verb)
8.   asked me/her/him/etc if/whether I/she/he/etc wanted (reported speech)

Page 110

Listening & Speaking skills
Exercise 28

1.     parking
2.   coffee
3.   play
4.   Supermarket
5.    Chemist’s
6.   toy
7.    hair
8.   9
9.   9
10.    6

Exercise 29 a

A: Where should I go grocery shopping?
B: Try “Fresh Market”.
A: Why should I go to that place in particular?
B: Because there is a great variety of products.

A: Can you tell me where it is, please?
B: It’s next to the post office.
A: How can I get there?
B: Walk down Marble Street, take the first turning on your left, the Fresh Market is just next to the post office opposite the chemist’s. etc.

Exercise 29 b

A; So, where is the best place to buy flowers in the neighbourhood?
B: Oh, there is a lovely flower shop on Baker Street which is very close to your flat.
A: What’s the best way to get there?
B: It’s very simple. Here, take a look at the map. Walk straight up your street to the intersection with Baker Street. Turn left onto Baker Street and you’ll see the flower shop on your left.
A: Right, that sounds easy enough.

Exercise 30

1.     YES
2.   NO
3.   YES
4.   NO
5.    NO
6.   YES

Exercise 31

Exercise 32

1.     B
2.   A
3.   B
4.   C

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Exercise 33

The man on the left is dressed in smart clothes, a suit and raincoat. The man on the right is dressed in casual clothes. He seems to be on holiday.
1.      I feel more comfortable in casual clothes. I can move easily, sit how I want to, etc,.
2.    I go clothes shopping once or twice a month. I usually go to department stores or boutiques.
3.    No, I don’t agree because sometimes you have no choice in what you wear. For example, if you work in an office you probably have to wear fairly smart clothes. This doesn’t mean that the person wearing these clothes is serious or distant.

Exercise 34 a

1, 2, 3

Exercise 34 b

A; Do you want to go to the new Italian restaurant for dinner?
B: No, how about going for Chinese food instead?

A: How about going to Italy on holiday this year?
B: Trouble is, I think it’s going to be expensive. Maybe we should stay home instead.

Exercise 35 a

1st; 2nd

Exercise 35 b

A: Excuse me.
B: Yes.
A: I may be mistaken but I think you gave me the wrong change.

A: Excuse me.
B: Yes.
A: My food is cold. This is just unacceptable.
B: Oh, I’m sorry. I’ll heat it up for you right away.

Exercise 36 a

A pair of trousers

Exercise 36 b

1.     Can I help you?
2.   Could you get me
3.   How much do they cost
4.   How would you like to pay

Exercise 36 c

Exercise 37 a


Exercise 37 b

A: What time does the post office open?
B: It opens at 8 every weekday.
A: Thank you.

A: Can you tell me what time the post office opens?
B: It opens at 8 every weekday.
A: Thank you.

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Exercise 38 a

In a market.

Exercise 38 b

1.     D
2.   C
3.   A
4.   B

Exercise 38 c

I think in Portobello Road Market we can find antiques and handicrafts.
We can probably find jewellery in Portobello Road Market.
I think we might find souvenirs in Queen Victoria Market. We might be able to buy handicrafts in Queen Victoria Market.

Exercise 39

2. Reference words: ‘From Monday to Friday’ and ‘on Saturdays’
3. Reference words: ‘In the lower market’ in the next sentence
4. Reference words: ‘Here you can also’. It is a continuation of what can be bought there.
5. Reference words: ‘bargains’

Exercise 40

Text A
·       the voices of traders shouting and hawking their goods
·       the hustle and bustle

Text B
·       the aromatic smells that come from the Food Court
·       so delicious your mouth will water

Exercise 41 a

1.     hearing
2.   hearing
3.   sight
4.   smell
5.    taste/smell
6.   touch

Exercise 41 b

The air is filled with the voices of traders selling their fresh fruit and vegetables.
The hustle and bustle of shoppers, traders and tourists can be seen every weekend.
If the beautiful smells from the flower stalls don’t attract you, the sight of the colourful blooms will.

Exercise 42 a

Exercise 42 b

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Exercise 44

Key words: consumer magazine; readers; articles; a shopping place they have visited; detailed description; why you recommend

1.     The readers of the consumer magazine.
2.   location; type of shops; opening hours

Exercise 45 a

Exercise 45 b

Alternative Para 1: I have bought things in unique locations.
Alternative Para 2: You may be curious as to what made this market different.
Alternative Para 3: It wasn’t only the things that you could see that made the visit so special.
Alternative Para 4: I was exhausted but very pleased after day at the market.

Exercise 45 c

Sight: hundreds of boats crowded together, brightly-dressed merchants
Sound: wooden boats bumping together, noisy chatter of the crowd
Smell: the aroma of freshly ground spices, mouth-watering fragrance
Taste: mouth-watering fragrance

Exercise 46 a

Students’ own answers

Exercise 46 b

2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13

Exercise 47


·       You can experience the wonderful scent of freshly cut flowers.
·       The mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked bread follows you everywhere.
·       There are colourful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Exercise 48

2.   You won’t be able resist the wonderful smell coming from the bakery section where they bake all their own bread, cake and biscuits.
3.   Don’t miss the deli counter which has an amazing variety of cheeses.
4.   Although I didn’t need to buy any, I couldn’t resist the smell of the freshly-ground coffee.
5.    When I didn’t know which brand to buy, the friendly staff helped me.

Exercise 49

1.     to
2.   at
3.   of
4.   in
5.    of
6.   of
7.    along/through
8.   between
9.   through
10.    from
12.     in
13.     from
14.     on
15.     in

Exercise 50

Exercise 51 a

Key words: local newspaper; consumer writing competition; write an article describing a visit to your local supermarket; explain why you would/wouldn’t recommend it.

Exercise 51 b

Exercise 52

·       Credit card bills can be high, so they can cause you to owe a lot of money.
·       The people you owe money to remember better tan those who owe you money.
·       What a person wears tells people what kind of character he is.

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