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A true story




 

1Read the text and fill in the gaps with words from the two lists. (There have been many reports of 'UFOs' - unidentified flying objects -

over the last few years. Many people believe that these UFOs come from

other worlds, far away in space. Here is one report from an American

newspaper.)

 

On June 14th, in Carmel, Indiana, a woman ........1......... a large strange bright light moving around in the sky. The woman, Mrs Dora Gabb, 34,

........L...... the police ........f................L..... to Patrolman Conrad Brown,

........2............... J......... straight to her house to investigate.........f........ he arrived there was nothing to be seen, .......2.......... ten minutes later Mrs Gabb's

14-year-old daughter Leslie ........L..... into the house sctea'lning. Leslie

........L.............f........ she and a girlfriend were riding on motor-bicycles in the woods ........L..... they ....... J........ 'a large object, bigger than a house'


 

LIST 1

 

Put the past tenses of these verbs into the gaps marked '1'.

 

come come feel have leave make phone run see see say speak

stay stop

 

 

LIST 2

 

Put these words into the gaps marked '2'.


directly in front of them, low in the sky. It .......J........ a green top, white sides, a reddish purple tail, and lights of purple, green, gold, red and

blue. It .......J........ no sound. The girls' bicycles ........L..... working, .......L......

the girls '.......J........ strange'. The spaceship ....... J........ down lower, .........f ......

....... )........ for some time about 100 feet above the ground, not moving.

........f........, with a whistling sound, it .......J........ at high speed.


and that who


and then


and when


but when


 

 


"I knew she was going out with a coloured chap, but never thought it was green."


" . . . and the next contestant hoping to become Miss Universe ... "


 

 

2 This is part of a conversation between a policeman and a young woman. Fill in the gaps. The words in the box will help you.

 

arnve do go make see stop take telephone
travel watch            

 


POLICEMAN: What time ........L..... work yesterday?

WOMAN: I don't know. About half past five.

POL: And where ........2........ after that?

WOM: I went straight home.

POL: I see. How ........J....... home? By bus?

woM: Yes.

POL: What bus ........4........ ?

WOM: I don't remember.

POL: All right. What time ....... ..5......... home?

WOM: Oh, around six, I suppose.

POL: .........!?....... anybody you knew on the way?


WOM: I don't think so. I don't remember. POL: What .........7....... when you got home? WOM: Made a cup of tea and put the TV on. POL: Oh, yes. What programme ........S........ ? WOM: 'Front page'.

POL: 'Front page' wasn't on last night.

WOM: I've got it recorded on video.

POL: I see................. any phone calls?

WOM: Pardon?

POL: .......10...... anybody?

WOM: I might have done. I don't remember.

 

 


 

 


3Write sentences with not.

1. Beethoven wrote symphonies. (books)

6.g tb9V..... 4.4..r. 9.t;.... .6.!;:e....b.P.ok .,....

2. I went to the seaside last weekend. (the mountains)

3. It snowed yesterday. (rain)

4. I enjoyed the food at the restaurant. (the wine)

5. I found the shoes I wanted. (the sweater)

6. My mother lived abroad when she was young. (in Britain)

7. She fell in love with an American. (an Englishman)

8. Her parents wanted her to marry an Englishman. (the American)

9. She did what she wanted. (what her parents wanted)

 

 

4Write the past tense forms of these infinitives. If you have problems, turn to page 83 of the Mini-grammar in the back of the Practice

Book for some rules.


5Write down five things that you did not do yesterday.

 

 

6If you have Student's Cassette A, find Lesson 7, Exercise 5. Listen, and write down as much as you can.


 

1. play start show watch work
2. hate hope like use  
3. shop stop      
4. carry try worry    

8 I was getting ready to come home. • •

 


1Read the dialogue (Student's Book Exercise 1) again. Then complete the following conversation.

ANN: Hello, darling....... J....... a nice day?

PAT: So-so. John came in this morning, and said he .4: ....... to talk to

me.

ANN: What ......J......... ?

PAT: Oh, his marriage, as .......4.......... We .........L..... lunch together, and we had a long ...... J'i......., and he said he felt better.

ANN: Where .......?........ have lunch? Somewhere ....... 8. .?

PAT: No, we went to the pub round the ..... ....... I just had a beer and

a sandwich. Then in the afternoon Alice phoned and talked

......JO....... hours. Just .....J.L..... I was trying to do some ..... J.Z.

ANN: I am sorry. It ...... lL.... like a difficult day.

PAT: Well, it was quite interesting, but I ....H ..... get much work done.

 

2 Put in the right tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

1. When I .................. the house, I ....... some old letters. (clean; find)

2. The doorbell .................. while I .................. a bath. (ring; have)

3. We .................. an accident when we ......... back from holiday.

(have; come)

4. When I looked out of the window, I .... ......... that it ................

(realise; rain)

5. I .................. my wife when we ............ in Washington. (meet; live)

6. I .................. at a garage because the car .......... badly. (stop; run)

7. I suddenly .................. of you while I ................. (think; wash up)

8. She .................. to sleep while I .. .... her about my holidays.

(go; tell)

9. When I .... up, water..... through the ceiling. (look; come)


3Revision. Put in the right prepositions. (Sometimes no preposition is necessary.)

 

1. She works .................. nine

...... five except . Saturdays.

2. I was born ... the first

day of spring.

3. Can you come and stay with

us .................. August?

4. What are you doing . this evening?

5. I'm working -until seven, but

I'm free . ........ that.

6. We're going to Morocco in

May .................. three weeks.

7. Let's go walking ..................

the weekend.

8. Are you free .................. next

Monday?

9. I'll see you ................. eight

o'clock.

10. I always work better . the morning than ..... the afternoon.

 

4Write these times in another way.

3.15 g.,....q.,!Aw..W....p. \;,...±hr. e....

4.50 t.....to...f.i)/.e....


6.30

9.55


7.25

10.00


2.45

1.20


4.40

8.05


 

 

I

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5Copy the letter and put in correct punctuation marks and capital letters.

 

dear kumiko

 

im sorry i didnt come and see you today but things have been awful

i didnt hear my alarm clock so i got up late then just as i was running out of the house i fell and hurt my knee i had to go to the hospital and wait a very long time . three people who had been in a serious car crash

came in while i was waiting and of course they had to go straight in before me the doctor says nothing is broken but i mustnt stand up much for the next two or three weeks which is not very easy this is why i am writing this note which peter is delivering for me i will let

you know when i am better and perhaps you can come round for a meal

 

i wonder if you could post me the book i lent you in november i need it for some work i am trying to do while Icant move around much do you remember which one im talking about you borrowed it when you were writing that paper for your english class if you could post it tomorrow or wednesday i will get it by friday

 

i hope everything is going well and that the person who was making life difficult for you at work has realised how silly shes being

 

love angela


6If you have Student's Cassette A, find Lesson 8, Exercise 1 (only the first part of the conversation is recorded here). Listen and write down at least ten words that have the letter a in them. Check with Student's Book Exercise 1.

 

«Hello, wall. Did you have a good day today? My big

news is I discovered a new miracle washday product that has me all excited . .. "


 

9 People are different

 


1Put in the correct verb forms.

1. Ihave got blue eyes, and so .................. my mother.

2. I haven't got a car, and neither .................. my

husband.

3. English is a difficult language, and so ..................

Russian.

4. Today's weather isn't very nice, and neither

.................. yesterday's.

5. She can swim very well, and so .................. her

sister.

6. I can't dance very well, and neither .................. my

boyfriend.

7. Alice likes riding, and so .................. Phil.

8. Marie doesn't speak English, and neither ..................

Dominique.

9. Shakespeare lived in the 17th century, and so

.................. Milton.

10. We didn't go to the meeting, and neither ..................

most of the other people.


2Put in as or than.

1. A diamond is harder .................. iron.

2. Wales is not as big .................. Scotland.

3. I work in the same office .................. my brother.

4. On average, women live longer .................. men.

5. Cheese has more calories .................. bread.

6. England is not nearly as big .................. New

Zealand.

7. She plays much better .................. Ido.

8. Your eyes are almost the same colour ..................

mme.

9. I think football is far more interesting ..................

tennis.

10. Eat .................. much .................. you like.

 


 


3 Look back at the pictures on pages 124 and 126 of your Student's

Book, and complete these sentences with words from the box.


5 Now continue the following text. Use the notes to help you.

 

Rob could not decide which of


as


both less


more


neither


so than I


 

the two girls he liked best ...

 

NOTES


1. Elizabeth is holding a book, and .................. is Jeanne.

2. Elizabeth is slimmer .................. Jeanne.

3. .................. of the women are sitting down.

4. Elizabeth is not holding a pen, and .................. is Jeanne.

5. Jeanne has got a hat on, and .................. has Elizabeth.

6. Elizabeth looks .................. happy .................. Jeanne.

7. Jeanne has not got gloves on, and .................. has Elizabeth.

8. Elizabeth's clothes look .................. expensive .................. Jeanne's.

9. Elizabeth is not .................. old .................. Jeanne.

10. Jeanne isn't wearing a jacket, and .................. is Elizabeth.

 

4 Fill in the gaps with words from the box.


 

Helen: similar to him; same interests; nice personality; old friend of his; older than him; sensible; pretty; in love with him.

 

Susan: very different from him; an unusual person; strange, fascinating personality; very intelligent; much younger than him; not so pretty as Helen; very beautiful eyes; probably

not in love with him.


 

 

as from


 

as as much as better

he him like more


 

both more


 

both of them than than


 

6 Write a few sentences about one of the following subjects.


that


that


which


 

1. Compare yourself and a person you know well.


Helen could not decide .......J........ of the boys she liked best.........'4,........were

old friends of hers, and they .........?......... had nice personalities. Rob was

........4........ similar to her, perhaps. He had the same interests ........5......... her, and they enjoyed doing things together. She was a bit older ........!'!........

.........?........, but that was not very important. He was very grown-up and mature, and much more self-confident ................ John. She was very fond

of him, and she knew ........?......... he loved her. Only she was not sure

.....J.Q....... he loved her .......P....... John. John was very different ........1.2....... her

- he was not really ........U...... anybody else she had ever met - and that

made him .......H...... interesting, in a way. He had travelled more than her, and .......J.?....... could talk for hours about places that she had never seen. He was ........1.9.......-looking than Rob, too- taller and stronger. And

his eyes were the same colour ......J.?....... the sea on a summer day. But John was strange. She never quite knew what he was thinking, and he sometimes did unexpected things that worried her.


2. What are the differences between people in the north and the south (or the east and the west) of your country?

3. Compare people from your country with the British or

the Americans.


 

 

 

 


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