vineri, 21 noiembrie 2014


Rezolvarea exercitiilor din manualul de limba engleza intitulat CAE GOLD PLUS – Course Book, autori Nick Kenny, Jacky Newborn and Richard Acklam, Editura Longman, Editia 2008


Listening: page 6

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

Grammar 1: page 7

Ex. 1
Hi Carlos
Just touching base to tell (0) to you about the film I went to see last night as you asked. My advice to you (1) are is – don’t bother with it at all! It was complete rubbish, and a waste of time and money. I really wish I had not gone myself, and if I’d (2) have read the reviews, I’d have given it a miss. I’ve been going to the cinema regularly (3) since for at least six years, and that was by far the worst film I (4) had have seen up to now – it’s (5) a such a terrible film I can’t understand how or why they decided to make it. (6) Apart of from everything else, I was so bored! So in you might consider (7) to go going, you know my opinion now!
Anyway – enough of my complaints – and in spite of my disappointment with this particular film I haven’t actually gone off films in general! So on a different topic – I know that you are (8) interested for in live music gigs, and I wondered whether (9) might you you might like to come with me to the open-air concert in the park next Saturday? It’ll be great, and all the others are going. Let me (10) know it what you think – but unless I hear from you by Friday I’ll assume you can’t make it. I’m attaching some information about the concert with this email so that you can see who is playing, and we can get the tickets on the night.
So that’s all for now – speak to you soon.
All the best,

Reading: page 8

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

Ex. 4
a musical impression    covers    pop faker
facsimilies   copycat   ersatz   clones
impersonating   impersonators   imitators

Vocabulary: page 10

Ex. 1
All the words are nouns, because the suffixes –ment and –ness are noun suffixes.

Ex. 2
weakness (noun), countable (adjective), alternative (noun/adjective), frightening (adjective), rapidly (adverb), option (noun), successful (adjective), performance (noun), legal (adjective), responsibility (noun), modernize (verb), political (adjective), enjoyment (noun), delicious (adjective), decorative (adjective), confused (adjective), pleasant (adjective), combination (noun)

Ex. 3
Nouns from adjectives: -ity, -ness
Nouns from verbs: -ive, -ion, -ment, -ance
Verbs from adjectives: -ise (NB US spelling –ize)
Adjectives from nouns/verbs: -ive, -able, -ed, -ing, -al, -ed, -ant
Adverbs from adjectives: -ly

Ex. 5
1.      professional
2.    sponsored
3.    regularly
4.    determined
5.     impression
6.    intriguing
7.     production
8.    inspirational/inspiring
9.    formal
10.      powerful
11.  fluently
12. respectable
13. appearance
14. responsibility
15.  involvement
16. negotiations
17.  determination

Ex. 7
1.      much more forgetful
2.    be more responsible
3.    a brilliant performance
4.    was actively engaged

Use of English: page 12

Ex. 2
1.      whose
2.    no
3.    from
4.    on
5.     how
6.    what
7.     other
8.    in
9.    to
10.      however
11.   gave/give
12. nobody/no(-)one
13. rather
14. as
15.  which

Exam focus: page 13

Ex. 1
Brita needs to be more imaginative and explain her reasons. She hesitates, and should try to be more fluent.
Petra gives interesting details. She uses good interactive language – I agree with you, you know, etc. She picks up on what Brita has said.

Grammar 2: page 13

Ex. 1
first event = past perfect – had downloaded the songs
second event = past simple – realised how good they were and forwarded the files

Ex. 2
1.      ‘s been
2.    ‘ll finished
3.    ‘d seen
4.    ‘ve been

1.      present perfect a)
2.    future perfect d)
3.    past perfect c)
4.    present perfect b)

1.      After I’d been there (past simple vs past perfect)
2.    she’ll’ve been away (future simple vs future perfect)
3.    Jose went to the football game (past simple vs past perfect)
4.    He has always enjoyed (present simple vs present perfect - state)
5.     I’ll’ve finished (present simple vs future perfect)
6.    She has invited (present simple vs present perfect - event)

Ex. 3
B 2 ‘d been staying
C 3 ‘ll have been working
D 3 ‘s been practicing
E 3 ‘ll have been waiting
Results apparent later   D
Temporary activity or state  B
Duration emphasised  E
Incomplete action  C

Ex. 4
1.      a) we focus the result  b) we focus on the activity itself
2.    a) is a present temporary situation b) ia a temporary situation which may or may not still be the case.
3.    a) and b) are very similar, but a) focuses more on the duration.
4.    similar, but b) has temporary implications.
5.     no difference
6.    a) in my life so far B during a specific time in the past

Ex. 5
1.      ‘ve been listening
2.    went
3.    hadn’t been
4.    will have learned
5.     has ruined
6.    will have been playing
7.     were standing
8.    had been waiting

Writing: page 15

Ex. 2
a.     2
b.    3
c.     4
d.     5
e.     1

Ex. 3
Ooutlining the reason why you were disappointed
your cousin’s reaction to the film
suggesting what should be done

Ex. 4
1.      reason for writing
2.    explanation/clarification of the situation
3.    further supporting details
4.    any requests for action, or further information

2. Yes, but has expanded on some. It is not always necessary to use every point but the writer should choose the most appropriate points to answer the task.
3. Practical problems, inappropriateness of film
4. yes
5. a) uncomfortable seats, single seller, missed bus b) cousin unable to sleep
6. Semi-formal
7. No – to complete the task fully and appropriately it is necessary to add more weight to some points.

Ex. 5
Opening paragraph: Reason for writing
Information included: background situation
Linking phrases: I am writing to …
Second paragraph: Practical problems
Information included: started late/no ice cream/missed bus/uncomfortable seats
Linking phrases: Firstly, so, although, On top of that
Third paragraph: More suitability problems
Information included: Inaccuracy of advertisement, emotional problems
Linking phrases: However, Despite the fact that, In fact
Final paragraph: Suggestion and solution
Information included: possible future action
Linking phrases: I suggest that, thus

UNIT 1 REVIEW: page 17

Ex. 1
1.      In the first place
2.    even though
3.    Secondly
4.    in spite of
5.     Furthermore
6.    Finally
7.     as

Ex. 2
1.      We never go out …
2.    Where are the tickets?
3.    … whether there is another cinema …
4.    The new arts centre is very nice …
5.     That’s the boy whose brother …
6.    The tourist board gave us lots of information …
7.     Unless you work harder … OR If you don’t work harder …
8.    We considered going to the concert …
9.    I really wish I had more time to study!
10.      She apologised for being late.
11.   I know she enjoys …
12. I can’t get used to starting …
13. … despite of her fear of heights.
14. My teacher won’t let me to get out of doing homework.
15.  If I’d have known …
16. They’ve been living in this town for at least 25 years.
17. He’s such a hard worker …
18.Computer games are a lot more cheaper now …
19. I found the film absolutely terrifying.
20.    He might decide

Ex. 3
1.      enjoyable
2.    standardise
3.    donation
4.    hopeful
5.     financially
6.    productive
7.     disappointment
8.    weakness
9.    outrageous
10.      acceptable
11.  frightening

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