vineri, 21 noiembrie 2014
CAE GOLD PLUS - COURSEBOOK - UNIT 1
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
CAE GOLD PLUS
UNIT 1 : TUNING IN
Listening: page 6
Grammar 1: page 7
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
a musical impression covers pop faker
facsimilies copycat ersatz clones
impersonating impersonators imitators
Vocabulary: page 10
All the words are nouns, because the suffixes –ment and –ness are noun suffixes.
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)
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
1. much more forgetful
2. be more responsible
3. a brilliant performance
4. was actively engaged
Use of English: page 12
Exam focus: page 13
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
first event = past perfect – had downloaded the songs
second event = past simple – realised how good they were and forwarded the files
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)
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
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
1. ‘ve been listening
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
Ooutlining the reason why you were disappointed
your cousin’s reaction to the film
suggesting what should be done
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
5. a) uncomfortable seats, single seller, missed bus b) cousin unable to sleep
7. No – to complete the task fully and appropriately it is necessary to add more weight to some points.
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
1. In the first place
2. even though
4. in spite of
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…