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OPPORTUNITIES - UPPER INTERMEDIATE - MODULE 2


Rezolvarea exercitiilor de la MODULE 2 din manualul de limba engleza pentru clasa X intitulat OPPORTUNITIES UPPER-INTERMEDIATE, Editura Longman, Autori Michael Harris, David Mower si Anna Sikorzynska, Editia 2011

MODULE 2: LAUGHTER

Warm-up (page 15)

Exercise 2

1.     burst out laughing
2.   cackle
3.   chuckle
4.   fall about laughing
5.    giggle


Exercise 3

1.     c
2.   d
3.   a
4.   b


4. A COMIC NOVEL (page 16-17)

Exercise 1

water: drown, emerge, float, splash
ice: skate, slide
holding people: cling, clutch
nervous reactions: faint, redden, tremble, turn pale
noise: scream, shout

Exercise 5

1.     b
2.   c
3.   c
4.   a
5.    b
6.   d
7.    a


Exercise 6

1.     b
2.   c
3.   e
4.   a
5.    d

a.    fall down heavily
b.   dry land
c.    out of practice
d.   turn pale
e.    express an opinion

5. CRAZY BUT TRUE! (page 18-19)

Exercise 1

Eating Humble Pie/3/C
On Thin ice/1/3
Out to Grass/2/A

Exercise 2

a.    on the ice
b.   eating humble pie
c.    out to grass

Exercise 3

1.     b
2.   a
3.   d
4.   e
5.    c

Exercise 4

c   f   b   d   g (d and g may be at the same time)   a   e

Exercise 5

b

Exercise 6

1.     (bottom timeline)
2.   (top timeline)

Exercise 7

2. because she had been working for hours without a break
3. because they had been playing football
4. because she hadn’t been coming to work on time
5. because she had been waiting for her boyfriend for half an hour
6. because he had been talking on the phone for hours
7. because she had been repairing his car all afternoon
8. because she had been watching a thriller on TV

Exercise 8

2. his girlfriend had left him/ he had been talking to a friend about his problems
3. he had caught his shirt in the bush/ he had been walking through the bushes
4. she had caught a cold the day before/ she hadn’t been studying enough
5. they had won a free trip to Greece/ they had been chatting about their luck

Exercise 9

1.     had been snowing
2.   had seen
3.   had been fighting
4.   had had/ had been having
5.    had lost, had put on
6.   had been crying

Exercise 10

2. was playing
3. had played
4. had won
5. put
6. was drinking
7. was getting/ got
8. dropped out
9. potted
10. was watching
11. rushed
12. put
13. struck
14. could not
15. had made
16. arrived
17. freed
18. has been trying
19. played
20. was worrying

6. WHAT’S SO FUNNY? (page 20-21)

Exercise 3

1.     b
2.   b
3.   a
4.   c
5.    b

Exercise 6

1.     Have you heard the one about
2.   there are
3.   right
4.   or somewhere like that
5.    So
6.   Well
7.    And then
8.   guess what
9.   Luckily
10.    eventually
11.just before
12.     just can’t

Exercise 7

1.     They make their two sons promise to look after the house and not to get into trouble.
2.   When they get back home it’s about five in the morning.
3.   They see this enormous scratch on the back of the car.
4.   They know their dad’s going to go mad.
5.    Luckily, one of their friends works in a garage.
6.   He eventually comes and does the car, just before their parents come back home.
7.    And there was a terrible scratch, but now it’s gone.

Communication workshop (pages 22-24)

Writing: A Personal Anecdote

Exercise 1

A.   4
B.   1
C.   2
D.  6
E.   5

Exercise 2

1.     until
2.   all of a sudden
3.   After
4.   when
5.    as soon as
6.   immediately
7.    After
8.   Then
9.   Eventually
10.                      Suddenly
11.Before
12.                       In the end
13.                       following
14.                       at last

Exercise 3

1.     higher than a cat’s back
2.   pop off
3.   tough guys
4.   joint
5.    doll
6.   smack
7.    pal

informal

Exercise 4

After: leaving (B), throwing (C), (before) getting (D)
Having: examined (A), left (D), taken (E)

1.     After finishing/ Having finished my English homework, I walked to the post office to post a letter.
2.   After posting/ Having posted the letter, I met a friend in the street and went for a coffee.
3.   After having (had)/ Having had coffee, we went to the cinema together.
4.   After having (had)/ Having had coffee, we went to the cinema together.
5.    After losing/ Having lost three games, I went back home again.

Listening: An American Comedian

Exercise 1

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

Exercise 2

1.     b
2.   b
3.   a
4.   c
5.    c
6.   b
7.    c

Speaking: A Roleplay

Exercise 1

1.     wife Amanda and two children
2.   India
3.   Scotland
4.   secret service
5.    seven
6.   snakes
7.    ten metres
8.   minus 60
9.   fishing
10.    Julia Roberts
11.Olympic runner

Exercise 2

Mmm/agreement
Really?/ surprise
I’m sorry/ sympathy
Were you?/ surprise
That’s right./ agreement
Did you?/ surprise
How awful!/ sympathy
Have you?/ surprise
You didn’t!/ surprise
Yeah/ showing you are listening
Uhuh/ showing you are listening

Language Awareness 2 (page 25)

Exercise 1

1.     work and marriage problems
2.   down/ depressed
3.   slightly high blood pressure and breathing quickly, but nothing very serious
4.   because the man is the circus down

Exercise 2

was feeling/ Past Continuous
had been going/ Past Perfect Continuous
had been feeling/ Past Perfect Continuous
was looking/ Past Continuous
was coughing/ Past Continuous
was screaming/ Past Continuous
had been waiting/ Past Perfect Continuous
was writing/ Past Continuous
I’m just finishing/ Present Continuous
I’ve been having/ Present Perfect Continuous
I’ve been doing/ Present Perfect Continuous
you’re looking/ Present Continuous
everything is working/ Present Continuous
you are breathing/ Present Continuous
I am going/ ‘going to’ future
am working/ Present Continuous for future time
I’ll be arriving/ Future Continuous
is performing/ Present Continuous

Exercise 3

b: finished actions
a: unfinished actions

Exercise 4

b: permanent
a: temporary

Exercise 5

a: prolonged activity
b: single activity

Exercise 6

Continuous: a   d   f  
Simple: b   c   e

Exercise 7

‘need’ and ‘hear’ cannot be used in the continuous tense. ‘think’ can be used in the continuous tense but might sound a little strange in this sentence. (Compare: ‘I’m thinking of changing my job.’)
Exercise 8

The only verbs that can be used in the continuous tense as well as the simple tense are ‘look’, ‘have’, ‘think’ and ‘feel’.

Review (page 26-27)

Exercise 1

2. made
3. were
4. had won
5. had been studying
6. had already acted
7. predicted
8. wasn’t planning
9. went
10. had previously studied
11. believed
12. was studying
13. was practicing
14. played
15. was doing
16. was convinced

Exercise 2

1.     have been reading/ have read
2.   went past/ was standing
3.   was washing/ finished
4.   had been hiding/ had put
5.    were barking/ barked
6.   am having/ has
7.    got/ had been working
8.   live/ are going down/ are destroying
9.   were singing/ was shining
10.    had finished
11.11. had been working/ looked/ were breathing
12.     has been working/ has written
13.     am staying/ is being painted

Exercise 3

2. lovely
3. good
4. some
5. out of
6. sharp
7. went
8. hit
9. all right
10. damaged
11. out
12. so
13. felt
14. felt
Exercise 4

affectionate, sympathetic, sensible, selfish, funny, nervous, reserved, conventional, practical, decisive, sentimental, childish, ambitious

Exercise 5

1.     get on with/ getting at
2.   looking forward to/ dressing up
3.   takes after/ go in for
4.   made out
5.    went off
6.   put up with
7.    cheer up

Exercise 6

First syllable: temperature, practical, article, comfortable, interesting, national, business, restaurant
Second syllable: imaginative, conservative, ability, spectator, communicative, embarrassment, deliberate, democracy, affectionate
Third syllable from the end: nationality, electricity
Penultimate syllable: institution, information, scientific, nationalistic, enthusiastic, organisation, democratic

temperature, comfortable, interesting, business

Culture Corner 1 (page 28)

Exercise 2

d)   g)   e)   b)   f)   a)   c)
St Augustine – 597
Viking raids and Danish invaders – 750 to about 1000
Norman invasion – 1066
English is used at court again – end of fourteenth century
Caxton introduces printing press – 1476
Samuel Johnson’s dictionary - 1753

Exercise 3

1.     b
2.   b
3.   a
4.   b
5.    b
6.   c
7.    a
8.   c
9.   b

Exercise 4

1.     Irish
2.   standard English
3.   London (cockney)
4.   Scottish
5.    Birmingham
6.   Welsh
7.    Manchester
8.   West Country


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