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OUTCOMES - ADVANCED - UNIT 3


OUTCOMES ADVANCED

UNIT 3: RELATIONSHIPS

Vocabulary – Describing people

Step 1

incompetent = negative
direct = could be either depending on context/ how it’s said a snob (not an adjective-adjective = snobbish) = negative
absent-minded = negative
quite hard work = negative
bitchy = negative
laid-back = positive (usually)
principled = positive
strong-willed = negative (usually)
thick-stinned = positive (usually)


Step 2

  1. 4
  2. 3
  3. 9
  4. 10
  5. 7
  6. 1
  7. 5
  8. 2
  9. 8
  10. 6

Listening

Step 1
Conversation 1
A colleague – incompetent, defensive, arrogant, full of himself, blames other people
Conversation 2
      A famous musician – principled, decent, hardworking or fake, exploitative (depending on point of view)
Conversation 3
     New neighbours – in a student house – guy next door – quiet (keeps himself to himself); girl – nice, bright, chatty but selfish; guy – pleasant but lazy (a slacker) and laid-back

Step 2

  1. a dragging
  2. a comes across
  3. a hit (it) off
  4. gets, puts up
  5. got
  6. hogs
  7. go over
  8. raise
  9. strikes

Grammar – would 1

Step 1

  1. They’ll probably buy a new one.
  2. It should arrive some time next week.
  3. I think it was your own fault, to be honest.
  4. I couldn’t agree more with you on that.
  5. Surely most people can see through the marketing.
  6. It can’t have been that hard to organize.

Reading

Step 2

  1. Sweden, Finland and Belarus = slightly more than one in two marriages there and in divorce
  2. celebrity divorces and custody battles = these are often in the news nowadays
  3. Mesopotamia, The Greek Empire and Cairo = these were examples of where divorces took place a long time ago
  4. Emperor Charles V = he was the uncle of Catherine of Aragon, who was divorced by Henry the eighth
  5. The Church of England = this was founded because of Henry and Catherine’s divorce (which was not accepted by the Church of Rome)
  6. 1857 = the first ordinary people in Britain were allowed to file for divorce
  7. TV, junk food, and Facebook have all been cited (given) as grounds for divorce
  8. a heated argument at a wedding reception = this argument about cutting the cake ended in an annulment (similar to divorce) at a Polish wedding

Step 4

Share this dubious distinction; against a backdrop of …; chronically high divorce rates; a male heir to the throne; divorces … sanctioned by the Pope; comply with someone’s wishes; cover a multitude of sins; follow such trends

Step 5

High-profile celebrity divorces; divorce was commonplace; to grant him his divorce; … divorces are instigated by women; divorce has now become too easy; divorces failed for ridiculous reasons; divorce cases

Grammar – would 2

Step 2

  1. wouldn’t listen
  2. wouldn’t stop
  3. wouldn’t come
  4. wouldn’t let
  5. wouldn’t even put
  6. wouldn’t start
  7. wouldn’t hear
  8. wouldn’t leave

Listening

Step 1

  1. a neighbour
  2. teacher and pupil
  3. sisters
  4. a couple
  5. doctor and patient

Vocabulary – Phrasal verbs

Step 2

She must be getting on (in age/ a bit); single someone out – for punishment; going through – a phase; put our foot down; channeled into tennis; nothing really came of it; they got back in touch; I wouldn’t put up with it

Step 3

  1. came of
  2. getting on
  3. channeled her energy into
  4. put up with
  5. singled you out
  6. go through

Step 4

To see someone around; to be with it; to call someone to account; to answer back; to blow over; to get over; to be down to; to bring up/ be brought up; to take something in your stride; to be under the weather

Developing conversations – What’s up?

Step 2

  1. weather/ rain
  2. teacher/ tutor
  3. English (or any subject)
  4. flatmates/ housemates/ friends
  5. ankle
  6. baby



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