marți, 10 noiembrie 2015


Rezolvarea exercitiilor din MANUALUL de Limba Engleza pentru clasa VIII intitulat CLICK ON 4 – Student's book, Editura Express Publishing, Autori Virginia Evans si Neil O'Sullivan, Editia 2002


·        The title is part of the saying ‘Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home’. It means that no matter what kind of a house you have, whether it be a mansion or a tiny flat, people are usually happiest when they are at home and there is nowhere else where people feel as comfortable and content.
·        The pictures show some different types of homes.
·        An alternative title could be: ‘Home is where the heart is.’ or ‘A man’s home is his castle.’

A. It has an attic room. It also has a front garden and a chimney. The house is in the countryside by a river.
B. Picture B shows three terraced houses which are probably located by a beach. Each house has a garage on the ground floor. A flight of stairs leads up to the front door of each of the two storeyed houses. There are balconies on the first floor of each building.
C. Picture C shows a detached house which is located in a residential area of a town. The house has a large verandah and a front garden. There is a path leading up to the front door. A woman is raking some leaves and a man and a young girl are chatting with their neighbours over the garden fence.

I live in a small block of flats. I like it because it is centrally located, but there is quite a lot of noise and not much room in it. My flat is fairly old, so sometimes the ceiling in the bathroom leaks. Last year we got an air conditioner so it’s much cooler in the summer. I get along with all my neighbours. They are all relatives so I have aunts, uncles and cousins all around me.

A 3   B 2  C1

1.      T
2.    F
3.    F
4.    T
5.     F

disturbing: bothering
obedience classes: lessons to teach dogs to listen to their owners
racket: noise
leaked: let water in through a hole or crack
puddle: small area of water
urgently: as soon as possible
in no time: very quickly
weather forecast: statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days
enquire: ask about
have in mind: think about/consider
details: specific information on facts

keeps me up – keeps me awake
properly – well
realize – understand
suggest – propose
serious – important, grave
repaired – fixed, mended
immediately – at once
quiet – peaceful
looking for – searching
see – look at
lovely – beautiful

1.      g  present perfect
2.    c  present continuous
3.    b  present simple
4.    a  present simple
5.     h  present continuous
6.    d  present continuous
7.     f  present perfect continuous
8.    e  present simple

1.      are having
2.    is coming
3.    has been cleaning
4.    doesn’t usually close
5.     isn’t coming, has been working
6.    Have you heard; is building

I go to school every day except at the weekend.
I don’t go to the cinema every day.
I am sitting at my desk and doing my homework.
I am not watching TV or listening to music.
Tomorrow I am visiting a friend. We are going shopping tomorrow.

·        I usually watch TV at the weekends.
·        I sometimes do sports, but I never have swimming lessons at the weekend.
·        I rarely go shopping at the weekend, but I sometimes do the housework.
·        I often do the washing up at weekends, but I never surf the net.
·        I sometimes visit relatives at the weekend.

1.      am looking
2.    is considering, don’t think
3.    feel
4.    are you tasting, needs
5.     seems, is appearing

In the past 5-6 years I have gained weight and I am 6 cm taller. My hair ha grown longer and it has become curlier. My lifestyle has changed because now I’m older and I have to study harder and do more things around the house. I have taken up playing football and I have started going to the gym. My interests have changed because now I have bought a PC and I spend a lot of time on it.

A: Have you ever stayed in a caravan?
B: Yes, I have.
A: Really? When was that?
B: Last summer, when I went to Wales on holiday. Have you ever tried Chinese food?
A: Yes, I have.
B: Really? When was that?
A: Last night. Have you ever slept in a tent?
B: No, I haven’t. Have you ever flown on Concorde?
A: Yes, I have.
B: Really? When was that?
A: Last year, when I went to America.

I walk the dog every day.
I am doing my homework at the moment.
I am going shopping tomorrow.
I am going to the cinema next Friday.
I watch a video every weekend.

A: How long have you been using a PC?
B: I’ve been working on it for two weeks.
A: How long have you been learning English?
B: I’ve been learning English since I was five years old.
A: How long have you lived/been living in this area?
B: I’ve lived/been living here for almost two years.

A: You look dirty. What have you been doing?
B: I’ve been repairing my bicycle.
A: What have you done?
B: Well I’ve replaced the chain and cleaned the gears, but I haven’t checked the tires yet.
A: You look exhausted. What have you been doing?
B: I’ve been painting the garage.
A: What have you done?
B: Well I’ve mixed the paint and whitewashed the walls, but I haven’t cleaned the brushes yet.

2 A    3 C   4 B   5 B
1.      present perfect continuous
2.    present perfect
3.    present continuous
4.    present perfect
5.     present

1.      ok
2.    such
3.    be
4.    ok
5.     been
6.    ok
7.     of
8.    it
9.    the
10.      have
11.  a
12. were
13. most
14. ok
15.  on

1.      has never eaten French food (never + present perfect)
2.    has been smelling of gas (present perfect continuous)
3.    is still looking for (present continuous)
4.    not spoken to Brian for (‘for’+ present perfect tense)
5.     has not finished fixing (‘yet’+ present perfect continuous)
6.    have never seen such (present perfect tense with never)

2. broke off
3. broke down
4. built up
5. build on

1.      centrally located
2.    a flat
3.    studio flats
4.    the ground floor
5.     500 and 600
6.    one-bedroomed
7.     balcony

1.      B
2.    A
3.    C
4.    D

1.      Informal. The speakers are probably friends.
2.    Informal. The speakers are probably friends.
3.    Formal. The speakers could be a student and a secretary.
4.    Formal. The speakers are business associates.

A: Hi, John. I was wondering if you’d like to come to cinema tonight?
B: Oh, I’d really like to but I have to study.
A: Oh, that’s too bad. What about Friday night?
B: Yes, I can come on Friday.
A: Great. I’ll meet you outside the cinema at seven.
B: Okay. See you then.

A: Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the museum?
B: Yes, of course. Turn left into Maple Lane. The museum is on your right.
A: Thank you very much.
B: You’re welcome.

·        A: Hello. How are you today?
B: Hello. I’m fine, thank you.
·        A: Hi there! How’s it going?
B: Great, thanks.
·        A: Good morning, Mr Ball.
B: Good morning.

A ‘smart house’ would probably have all kinds of devices to make one’s life easier. A lot of the appliances in the house could be automatic. Perhaps it has an automatic security system. A ‘smart house’ might be able to clean and cook. etc.

1.      T
2.    F
3.    T
4.    T
5.     F

1.      E
2.    G
3.    A
4.    F
5.     H
6.    D

take part – participate
latest – newest
selected – chosen
normal – regular
connected – linked
forwarded – sent
simply – just
via – through
entire – whole

1.      idyllic
2.    typical
3.    latest
4.    household
5.     automatic
6.    normal
7.     special
8.    online

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

Key words to be underlined: housewarming party, a letter to a friend, inviting, information about the party, directions
1.      your friend
2.    to invite him/her to your housewarming party
3.    date, time and details of the party; directions to your house

1. D
2. C
3. A

1.      Karen
2.    informal
3.    opening
4.    uses

1.      closing, formal
2.    opening, informal
3.    opening, formal
4.    closing, informal

2. opening remarks
4. closing remarks

Key words to be underlined: a letter to a friend inviting, to the wedding reception, details about the event, directions
1.      your friend
2.    informal
3.    four
4.    I’m writing to invite you to my sister’s wedding./ It would be fantastic if you could come.

Sentences not to be ticked:
a.     not related to the rubric
d. irrelevant

·        The houses are cottages and look like they are in England. They are in the countryside.
·        The house in the top picture looks like it is made of wood and bricks. It has a thatched roof. The houses in the lower picture are made of stone. Some of them have tiled roofs and some of them have thatched roofs.
·        In my country most houses are made of cement or stone.

The house in the first picture looks like it could be a farmhouse or a cottage somewhere in the countryside. It has a lovely garden with green grass in the front. It has a brick chimney on its thatched roof. The houses in the second picture look like they are in a village. Some of them have thatched roofs. Most of them have brick chimneys.

1. F
2. T
3. F
4. T
5. F
6. T

dripping tap 3
squeaking door 4
breaking window 1
falling roof tiles 2

dripping tap – plumber
squeaking door - carpenter
breaking window - glazier
falling roof tiles – roof tiler

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

Purpose: sit/watch TV; sleep/study; eat/have lunch/dinner; relax/eat; cook
Place: living room; bedroom; dining room; balcony; kitchen

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