sâmbătă, 26 septembrie 2015

UPSTREAM - ADVANCED - UNIT 1



Rezolvarea exercitiilor  din manualul de limba engleza intitulat UPSTREAM ADVANCED C1, Student’s Book,  Editura Express Publishing, Autori Virginia Evans si Lynda Edwards, Editia 2003

UPSTREAM ADVANCED C1

UNIT 1: SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT

LEAD IN – PAGE 7

  1. a.
A.   he’s won a prize
B.    he’s made a breakthrough
C.    they’ve had a baby
D.   they’re celebrating an anniversary/ they’ve been married a long time

  1. a.
1.      believe in yourself
2.    negative thoughts
3.    sidetracked/distracted
4.    Remind yourself of our target
5.     Focused and positive
6.    Disciplined
7.     Underestimate yourself

           b. Firstly, blocking out negative thoughts is vital. Otherwise you’ll lose confidence and never succeed. Then, channeling your efforts in the right direction will help you to avoid losing focus and will encourage you to be positive. Finally, reminding yourself of your target in different ways can really help.


  1. a.



  1. b. People who are successful often become so because they are busy concentrating on what they should be doing and achieve success for this reason rather than taking their minds off their work to actively seek others’ approval, in this way not working as successfully as they might do.
This quotation can, I think, be interpreted in two ways. Firstly it says that the road to success is not easy and successful people have always had to deal with failure at some stage in their careers.
Failure can also contribute to success by making people stronger, better at what they do and more determined. Secondly it can mean that for every person going up the ladder there is always another person coming down.

READING – PAGE 8-9

  1. a.
According to the instruction, talent is only a very small part of what it takes to achieve success.
Determination/stamina/hard work/luck/good health

  1. 1. C    when I matured from a little girl to a woman …
2.    A    I have learned a lot from my own disappointments …
3.    I    I misjudged my race …
4.    B    Then one of the specialists said there was no reason why …
5.     C   My coach encouraged me to keep going …
6.    H   Imagine you are experiencing success …
7.     C   mark off mini goals on the way …
8.    D   Make sure they are realistic aims…
9.    B   I was diagnosed as a diabetic …
10.   D   don’t get side-tracked …
11.  I   Push yourself beyond your limits …
12. E   try making a few decisions based on your gut instinct …
13. F   without being organized.
14. G   it helps to repeat words such as …

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

3.       b.
claw my way back – get back with difficulty
keep plugging away – keep trying
matured – developed, grew
put things into perspective – decide on priorities
side-tracked – distracted from your goal
tackling – dealing with
boost – increase
discipline – a particular area of study
external – not directly related to your thoughts
barriers – self-imposed limits

LANGUAGE FOCUS – PAGES 10 - 13

1.      a.
A.   birth
B.    wedding
C.    promotion
D.   retirement
E.    anniversary
F.    graduation
G.   house-warming
H.  engagement

3.  1. Resolution, decision, objective
      2. victory, breakthrough, achievement
      3. ethics, values, rights
      4. inspiration, obsession, ambition
      5. prosperity, fortune, luxury

5.  1. Back
     2. purpose
     3. right
     4. apply
     5. caught
     6. condition

6. a. 


6. b.
1.      gained/got the advantage
2.    gain/get experience
3.    earned his/a living
4.    gets a salary
5.     gained/earned a reputation

7. a.
1.      h
2.    a
3.    e
4.    c
5.     b
6.    i
7.     g
8.    j
9.    f
10.  d

7. b.
2.     on second thoughts
3.    On her own
4.    On target
5.     On a budget

8.
1.      wore down (=reduced)
2.    carries out (=executes)
3.    carried on (=continued)
4.    carry them out (=accomplish)
5.     carried over (=spread)
6.    wore off (= subsided)
7.     wore on (=passed)
8.    wore out (=destroyed through use)
9.    carried off (=won unexpectedly)
10.  wear (=dissolve)

9. a.
2. a
3. c
4. h
5. i
6. b
7. j
8. e
9. f
10. g

9. b.
2. worked his fingers to the bone
3. keeping up with the Joneses
4. be on top of things
5. worked her way up to the top

10. a.
Pleased, regret

11. a.
1.    D
2.    B
3.    C
4.    A

LISTENING & SPEAKING – PAGES 14 - 15

1.      a.
A really special moment for me was when I went on holiday to Paris for the first time when I was 11 years old. I went with my parents and we stayed at a really fantastic hotel near the Arc de Triomphe. I remember standing on the balcony of our hotel room just looking at the lights over Paris. It was raining a little but it was just so beautiful – I shall never forget that moment.

1.      b.
1.      G    work had stopped me … someone my age …
2.    F   to be related to someone who … those terrible things she …
3.    E   I’ll get a lot more respect from my kids …
4.    A   I see it all the time in my job but it’s yours …
5.     C   a few months ago I was struggling with revision …
6.    H   I felt like I’d conquered the world …
7.     C   watching her in front of all those people/bring so much pleasure/he represents an agency …
8.    B   seeing your name on it/rejection slips
9.    F   she was perfect/check that everything’s there
10.  A   creating the right image for the interview

2.    b.
1.      common word/term; household name; frequently-used word; etc
2.    word of mouth
3.    service provider
4.    (academic) research
5.     Archive(s); Internet; Web; Net; etc
6.    Academics
7.     (initial) capital letter/G
8.    Information
9.    nephew

READING – PAGES 16 - 17

2.
1. C   the organizers … will be down in the mouth
2. B   a rise in reported incivility
3. A   mass media
4. D   for most of the population in a country as affluent … wears off.
5. A   cheering us up? Not a bit of it.
6. D   the thirty somethings, fighting on the two hours fronts … dejected

3.    a
down in the mouth/wretched/glum/dejected

3. b
beaming – smiling happily
incivility – rudeness
ingrates – ungrateful people
affluent – wealthy
elimination – eradication
massively – greatly
prosaic – ordinary

ENGLISH IN USE – PAGES 18 - 21

1.      a.
2.    Doing two things at the same time is nearly impossible for me.
3.    Having to deal with such a problem on a Friday afternoon is very frustrating for her.
4.    Seeing old people holding hands makes me feel really happy.

1.      b.
1.      It takes me a lot of time to do my homework./ Doing my homework takes me a lot of time.
2.    It is nearly impossible for me to lose weight./ Losing weight is nearly impossible for me.
3.    It makes me really happy when I get a phone call from someone I haven’t seen for ages./ Getting a phone call from someone I haven’t seen for ages makes me really happy.
 2.    a.
1.      of
2.    on
3.    of
4.    for
5.     in
6.    from
7.     on
8.    for
9.    of
10.  with
11.   of
12. to
13. against/at
14. From

2.    b.
2.    He complimented me on my looking young for my age.
3.    He was ashamed of having stolen the bag.
4.    She apologized for missing the lecture.
5.     They were involved in setting up a new company.
6.    My teacher discouraged me from going into the film business.
7.     He’s very keen on fishing.
8.    The airline fully compensated me for losing my luggage.
9.    He was found guilty of laundering money.
10.  He’s been obsessed with learning to fly since he was a child.
11.   The work consists of mainly filing and running the office.
12. We strongly object to the using of club facilities by non-members.
13. They are protesting against the government’s increasing taxation.
14. We could all benefit from doing more exercise.

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

3. b.
2. I blocked out the noise from the street and carried on studying.
3. Let’s run through all the places where you might have left it.
4. Her parents bought her a car to make up for her not being able to go on holiday with them.
5. I am counting on your support at the meeting.
6. I gave up trying to get my husband to do housework years ago.

4.
1. living/going
2. to meet
3. to complete
4. going/waiting
5. to buy
6. playing/to make
7. going/visiting
8. seeing/talking

5.
1. respect
2. focusing
3. imagining
4. improving
5. concentrate
6. gain

6. a.
1. unusual/impressive/dangerous/sporting/stomach-churning/expensive
2. No.
3. ironic and humorous

6. b.
1. C   collocation
2. D   grammar
3. B   grammar
4. C   collocation
5. A   collocation
6. B   meaning
7. B   collocation/grammar
8. C   collocation
9. D   grammar
10. D   collocation
11. A   collocation
12. D   meaning
13. B   collocation
14. B     collocation

7.
1. a far cry from
2. out of the ordinary
3. stomach-churning
4. a milestone
5. the world is your oyster
6. well-heeled
7. looming on the horizon
8. I would not say no to
9. I can but dream

8.
1.      well-travelled
2.    well-known
3.    well-spoken
4.    well-brought up
5.     well-mannered
6.    well-thought of
7.     well-documented

9. a.
1.     alarmingly
2.    alarmist
3.    alarming
4.    alrmed

9. b.
1.      impressive
2.    unimpressive
3.    unimpressed
4.    impression
5.     impressionable

10.
1.      much
2.    ok
3.    of
4.    being
5.     ok
6.    had
7.     had
8.    of
9.    just
10.  all

11.  a.
·        The first is a letter from Mandy to a friend to tell her about getting a second interview for a job which she learned about in another letter from the school.
·        Informal – A, formal – B

11. b.
1.      been selected
2.    be held
3.    be present
4.    tour
5.     due course

12.
1.      informing you
2.    been successful
3.    induction
4.    be introduced
5.     impressed
6.    asset
7.     assisting
8.    in addition
9.    constitute
10.                     experienced

WRITING – PAGES 22 - 26

1.      a.
2.    which appeared in
3.    voice my concern about
4.    views contained
5.     expressed the opinion that
6.    In addition to this
7.     With regard to
8.    Is concerned

3.
1.      With reference to
2.    First of all
3.    Furthermore
4.    Secondly
5.     In fact
6.    Finally
7.     To conclude

4.
1.      c
2.    f
3.    g
4.    a
5.     i
6.    h
7.     j
8.    d
9.    b
10.   e

5. a.
1.      formal – a newspaper editor
2.    informal – friend
3.    informal – a newspaper editor
4.    informal – friend
5.     formal – director of programming
 6.    a.
B   contains an example
C   contains both an example and an explanation

6. b.
A – a formal letter complaining about the poor state of repair of the college buildings.
B – a formal letter explaining the benefits of exams.
C – an informal letter of advice on keeping fit.



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