sâmbătă, 15 februarie 2014

UPSTREAM - INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 9


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la UNIT 9 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 9: Every Man to his Taste

Lead-in

Page 134

Exercise 1 a

The first extract suggests a calm, peaceful feeling; the second sounds dramatic and scary; the third is fast and exciting. the one which best matches how I feel about these sports is the third, because I think these sports are very exciting.


Exercise 1 b



Exercise 1 c

Picture 1: If I weren’t too scared, I would give it a try.
Picture 2: I wish I could do it more often.
Picture 3: I’ve never wanted to do it.
Picture 4: I’m not sure if I could do it.

Exercise 2



Exercise 3 a

I don’t think the things they do are sheer lunacy, because I’m sure they know how to do the sports properly, so they are not in too much danger.
They choose to do these sports, so they must enjoy it. I think they probably feel excited and thrilled.

Exercise 3 b

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

Page  135

Exercise 3 c

pure: sheer
come down: descend
jump: leap
hit: punch
appear: emerge
thrill: kick

Exercise 4


Vocabulary Practice

Page 136

Exercise 5



Exercise 6 a

1.     co-operative
2.   courageous
3.   accurate
4.   determined
5.    daring
6.   careful
7.    competitive
8.   graceful

Exercise 6 b


Exercise 7 a




Exercise 7 b

badminton – badminton player
snooker – snooker player
boxing – boxer
golf - golfer

Exercise 7 c

1.     footballers (football – pitch)
2.   snooker (snooker – cue)
3.   golf course (golf – hole in one, 17th hole)
4.   bow (archery – aim, target, string, fired)
5.    boxer (boxing – round, corner, ring)

Page 137

Exercise 8 a



Exercise 8 b

I find making models rather boring, because I don’t like doing things with my hands.
I find playing chess challenging because it is a rather difficult game.
I find surfing the net very interesting because I can find lots of information.

Exercise 9


Exercise 10 a

1.     excellent show
2.   excellent sound effects
3.   nerve-racking experience

Exercise 10 b

I enjoyed being in a huge tent, watching funny clowns.
I am keen on going to top class venues to watch plays. It can be an unforgettable experience.
I love watching explosive shows and listening to smash-hit tunes.

Exercise 10 c



Exercise 11 a

Students’ own answers

Exercise 11 b

The pictures shows steps 3, 6 and 8.

Preparation
3
1
2

Performance
5
7
8
6
4

Grammar in Use

Page 138

Exercise 12

1.     b
2.   a

Exercise 13


Exercise 14



Exercise 15

I wish/If only + past simple (refers to present)
I wish/If only + past perfect (refers to past)

1.     present
2.   present
3.   present
4.   past

Exercise 16

2. I wish my team hadn’t lost the match. If only we could have played in the final.
3.   If only I had enough money to go on holiday this year. I wish I could go to Spain with my friends.
4.   I wish I hadn’t painted my living room green. If only I had painted it blue instead.

Exercise 17 a

Jane wishes she could find a new job. If she found a new job, she would earn more money.
Jane wishes she could go on a diet. If she went on a diet, she would fit into her old clothes.
Jane wishes she were brave. If she were brave, she would go scuba-diving.

Exercise 17 b

If I had lots of money, I would go on an exotic holiday.
I wish I could work from home. If I worked from home, I would get up when I liked.
I wish I had a bigger house. If I had a bigger house, I would have more space.

Exercise 18


 Page 139

Exercise 19 a

1.     present/ future
2.   past
3.   present/ future
4.   past

Exercise 19 b

The subject of play is. The subjects of played is Andy. The difference between the structures is that sentence 1 uses would rather + bare infinitive, whereas sentence 3 uses would rather + subject + past.

Exercise 20

1.     have stayed
2.   borrowed
3.   take up
4.   hadn’t told
5.    go
6.   have played
7.    had won

Page 139

Exercise 21

I’d rather live in the mountains than next to the sea.
I’d rather a swimming pool in my garden than flowerbeds.
I’d rather live in a city than in the countryside.

Exercise 22 a



1.     to
2.   at
3.   of
4.   with
5.    to
6.   at
7.    of
8.   in
9.   of
10.    in

Exercise 22 b

1.     from
2.   on
3.   with
4.   in
5.    into
6.   for
7.    in
8.   with
  
Exercise 23 a

1.     into
2.   off
3.   through
4.   up
5.    over
6.   out of
7.    in
8.   up
9.   aside

Exercise 23 b



Grammar in Use

Page 140

Exercise 24

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



Exercise 25 a

1.     swimming
2.   boxing
3.   boxing
4.   boxing
5.    football
6.   boxing
7.    swimming
8.   football



Page 141

Exercise 25 b

1.     throw in the towel
2.   box him into a corner
3.   move the goalposts
4.   hitting below the belt
5.    on the ropes
6.   thrown in at the deep end
7.    out of the depth
8.   on the ball

Exercise 26
1.     feet
2.   hit
3.   shave
4.   sleep
5.    none
6.   shine

Exercise 27

1.     fed up with Susan’s irresponsible
2.   wouldn’t have missed
3.   are running out of time
4.   we would have won
5.    wish she had come to
6.   unless it rains
7.    rather not have gone
8.   only our team had won
9.   I’d/ would rather go
10.    is definitely setting in

Exercise 28

1.     to
2.   in
3.  
4.   of
5.    being
6.   the
7.   
8.   it
9.  
10.                      been
11.         the
12.                       at
13.                       up
14.                       of
15.                       such

Listening & Speaking skills

Page 142

Exercise 29 a

1.     June 22nd
2.   June 30th
3.   300
4.   roads
5.    hills and forests
6.   average
7.    six
8.   £205
9.   tent

Exercise 29 b

A: We should take sunglasses to protect our eyes.
B: You’re right. We don’t need to take a rucksack.
A: That’s true. I think we will need shorts, though, because we will be hot when we are cycling.
B: I agree, but I don’t think we should pack insect repellent. We will only need sunscreen. etc

Exercise 30 a

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

Exercise 30 b



Exercise 31 a

Speaker 1 – C
Speaker 2 – D
Speaker 3 – F
Speaker 4 – E
Speaker 5 – A

Exercise 31 b



Page 143

Exercise 32 a

Dialogue 1  R
Dialogue 2  P
Dialogue 3  P
Dialogue 4  R

Exercise 32 b

1.     could
2.   Would it be OK if
3.   Would it be Ok if
4.   Could

Exercise 32 c



Exercise 33 a

Helen Baxter

Exercise 33 b

1.     c
2.   b
3.   a
4.   d

Exercise 34 a

Watch a football match

Exercise 34 b

1.     What are you doing this weekend?
2.   Why do you ask?
3.   Another time, perhaps?

Exercise 34 c



Page 145

Exercise 36 a

(Prize money and) Trophies

Exercise 36 b



Exercise 36 c

Wimbledon started in 1877 in England.
The Super Bowl started in 1976 in America.
Wimbledon is older than the Super Bowl.

Exercise 37

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

Exercise 38 a



Exercise 38 b



Exercise 39

Wimbledon is for both amateurs and professionals, whereas the Super Bowl is only for professionals.
Only the winners get a prize at Wimbledon, whereas both winners and losers get a prize at the Super Bowl.
Wimbledon started in 1877, where as the Super Bowl started in 1967.

Exercise 40


Page 146

Exercise 41

The KEY WORDS: local council, build a new sports centre, letter to the editor, local newspaper, your support

1.     c
2.   I agree with it.
3.   Dear Sir/Madam/Yours faithfully,
4.   Formal
5.    no. 1
6.   no. 1, 3, 4

Exercise 42 a

1.     B
2.   E
3.   C

1.     very few sports facilities – many people do not get the chance to play sports – give more people the opportunity to play
2.    excellent location – centre of town, near railway station – on site of old factory
3.    in total agreement with the council’s decision

Page 147

Exercise 42 b

… will give more people the opportunity to play sports.
… will also give children and teenagers access to …
Consequently, it will be very easy to get to.
… the town’s appearance will be improved.

Exercise 42 c



Exercise 42 d

Examples of formal style: Dear Sir, regarding the decision, Furthermore, Consequently, What is more, All in all, I must state that I am in total agreement, Yours faithfully

Exercise 43

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


Exercise 44

1.     b
2.   c
3.   a



Exercise 45 a



Exercise 45 b



Exercise 46





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