duminică, 6 decembrie 2015


Rezolvarea exercitiilor din manualul de limba engleza pentru clasa IX intitulat OUTCOMES UPPER-INTERMEDIATE, Editura Heinle Cengage Learning, Autori Hugh Dellar, Andrew Walkley, Editia 2011



Vocabulary – Society and culture

Step 2

  1. family/ community life
  2. religion
  3. bureaucracy
  4. crime
  5. climate
  6. crime
  7. religion
  8. bureaucracy
  9. climate
  10. cultural life
  11. family/ community life
  12. cultural life

Step 3

  1. could be positive or negative
  2. could be positive or negative
  3. positive
  4. positive
  5. positive
  6. negative
  7. positive
  8. negative
  9. negative
  10. positive
  11. negative
  12. negative


Step 2

Conversation 1
  1. F – also accept not given (NG) – she thinks it would be challenging
  2. F – it’s very close-knit
  3. T – that wasn’t my experience of the place (that it was a male-dominated society)
  4. T – they’re not the best drivers in the world
  5. F – it wasn’t that that bothered me
Conversation 2
  1. F – they go absolutely crazy
  2. T – the arts scene is thriving
  3. F – I’d expected a lot more state control … some of the topics are very politically sensitive
  4. T – a film … dealing with corruption and … people always having to pay bribes
  5. F – the economy is doing so well

Grammar – Emphatic structures

Step 1

One thing that’s surprised me here is the music scene. What amazed me was how much they get away with. One thing making a big difference right now is the economy doing so well.

Step 2

  1. The thing that disturbs me is that lack of democracy.
  2. What worries me the most is the amount of censorship.
  3. The thing that annoys me is the way the president talks to everyone.
  4. One thing that drives me mad is the amount of traffic in the city.
  5. The thing that scares me is the amount of money spent on weapons.
  6. The thing/ One thing that bothers me is the lack of investment in art and culture.
  7. What concerns me is the power judges have.
  8. One thing that gives me hope for the future is the fact that young people are so much more tolerant nowadays.

Vocabulary – Household objects

Step 2

stick in = the oven, the dishwasher, a bucket – put in (informal)
cover = the pan
unblock = the sink, the toilet
spread = glue
thread = a needle
knot = string
heat = the pan, the oven
flush = the toilet
climb = up a ladder
hit = a nail
load = the dishwasher
run= the tap
cut = string, cloth
turn off = the tap, the dishwasher, the oven
plug in = a drill, the dishwasher
wring out = a cloth

Step 4

rope is thicker/ stronger than string
wire is thinner than cable
a bucket is larger than a bowl and is used for cleaning/ outdoors, you eat out of a bowl
a hammer bangs nails into the wall and a drill makes small circular holes to put screws into
a mop is used with water on the floor, a brush is used to sweep
a nail is used with a hammer, a screw with a drill
a ladder  is something you can move around to climb on,  stairs are permanent
a knee pad  is hard and protects your knee,  a bandage is soft, used on wounds
soap  is usually small and hard, used for washing your hands, face etc.  washing up liquid  is used for washing the dishes

Step 5

spill some water – problem
rip your jeans – problem (unless you do it deliberately!)
soak your jeans – solution
stain a shirt – problem
mend your shirt – solution
protect yourself – solution
sweep the floor – solution
drop my glass – problem
rinse my glass – solution
wipe the table – solution


Step 4

  1. In-Ha = about not having a mixer tap
  2. Ed = the rice cooker
  3. Bob = with the waitresses
  4. Maggie = to drinking mate
  5. Sheila = drinking mate
  6. Ed = no oven and a large meat cleaver in his flat
  7. Ed = not having a cooker
  8. Maggie = of her schooldays
  9. Bob = with his friend about German toilets

Vocabulary – Expressions with thing

Step 1

  1. It’s no big thing – also it’s no big deal – it’s not very important
  2. It’s not the done thing – it’s not appropriate behaviour
  3. chance would be a fine thing – I would have to be very lucky to be able to do that
  4. It’s the furthest thing from my mind at the moment – I’m not even thinking about it
  5. first thing in the morning – early, when I first wake up
  6. It’s the sort of thing – it’s something
  7. what with one thing and another – taking in to account a number of factors
  8. just one thing led to another (often without just) – events naturally followed each other, were not planned


Step 2

3, 4, 7, 8

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