ADVANCED UNIT 12 (B3)

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ADVANCED UNIT 12 (B3)

Activity group(s): 1 Number of exercises: 103

Advanced Unit 12 (12 activity (ies) 01:31:54) Keywords [17 word(s)] accommodation building cheesecake diner driver's license friendly to get lost hostel monument museum neighborhood rest room sightseeing skyscraper snack speed limit trip

Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [7 exercises] 1 a skyscraper a rooftop a mansion a house a townhouse a museum

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2 the Financial District Chinatown Greenwich Village South Beach Melrose Place Central Park

3 the Empire State Building Wall Street the Statue of Liberty Central Park JFK International Airport the Brooklyn Bridge

4 the Space Center Niagara Falls the Grand Canyon the Lincoln Memorial the White House Hollywood

5 alcohol medicine skim milk a hot chocolate a coke red wine

6 a cocktail wine an ice cream a coffee a beer a milkshake

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7 mineral water a milkshake an orange juice wine champagne tea

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

At last you've gotten over the first hurdle, the hardest one. New York is out there waiting for you! Your taxi takes you on a quick trip around the city. What is your first impression? It's larger than life! I love skyscrapers. The Statue of Liberty is fantastic! It's a bit dirty.

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Does anything shock you? 4 3 4

Nothing, everything is beautiful. The poverty. The crowds of people.

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Do you know why there's so much poverty? 4 4 4 4

There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid.

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What are you going to visit first? 5 7 7 6

The Financial District. The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Chinatown.

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The Financial District interests you? 7 7 7

Yes, of course. I work in finance. I'm studying management.

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What attracts you in this area? The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York.

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How are you going to continue your trip? I'm going to rent a car. I'm going to travel by Greyhound bus. I have a special air pass.

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Do you know the speed limit? No, but I'll find out. 55 miles an hour. Who cares!

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Very good. Watch out for the police!

Why did you choose the bus? 12 12 12

To enjoy the scenery. I don't have to worry about driving. It's not as tiring as driving.

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How many flights will you take? 12 12 12

13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10.

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Are you going to drive for a long time? 12 12 12

About 3 hours a day. Depends on the area. I don't know yet.

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After two hours' travel you arrive in Washington. You go to a restaurant for a well-deserved dinner. You sit down and the waiter asks you what you would like to drink. 13 14 14

A cocktail. An orange juice. Mineral water.

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What sort of alcohol? 14 14 14

Whiskey on the rocks. Wine. Beer.

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What would you like to eat? Today's special. What is the Chef's choice? Do you have pizza?

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A T-bone steak. They serve it at the café across the street.

At the end of the meal, you order a dessert. 16 16 16

Apple pie. Cheesecake. Ice cream.

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You've just finished your dessert. What do you do next? I go to the restroom. I ask for the bill. I go back to my hotel.

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It's the last door on the left. $30, please. Without paying?

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After several stopovers you arrive in Florida. What attracts you most about this region? 18 18 19

The sea and the sun. The heat. The tropical scenery.

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Are you going to swim? Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much.

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Why don't you go to California then? I can't go everywhere. That's my next stop. It's too far.

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Are you going to visit the Space Center? Oh, I don't know. Yes, probably. No, I'm not.

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You should, it's worth the visit.

Your trip is almost over. You are going to return home. Have you confirmed your reservation? Yes, everything is in order. I didn't know I had to confirm. I'll do it tomorrow.

Bon voyage! Yes, you really should. Have a safe trip back!

Sentence Pronunciation [40 sentence(s)] It's larger than life! I love skyscrapers. The Statue of Liberty is fantastic! It's a bit dirty. Nothing, everything is beautiful. The poverty. The crowds of people. There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. People are underpaid. The Financial District. The Empire State Building.

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Chinatown. I work in finance. I'm studying management. The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York. I'm going to travel by Greyhound bus. I have a special air pass. No, but I'll find out. 55 miles an hour. Who cares! To enjoy the scenery. I don't have to worry about driving. It's not as tiring as driving. Depends on the area. A cocktail. Mineral water. Whiskey on the rocks. Today's special. What is the Chef's choice? Cheesecake. I go to the restroom. The tropical scenery. Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. Yes, everything is in order. I didn't know I had to confirm. I'll do it tomorrow.

Key grammar explanations [3 grammar point(s)] 1

Construction of the present perfect

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Use of the present perfect

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'Would like': expressing wishes

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Grammar Practice [6 exercises] 1

Conjugate as in the example. Example: I (be) you (plan)

you have planned

I (understand)

I have understood

they (say)

they have said

it (be)

it has been

she (ask)

she has asked

we (enter)

we have entered

Construction of the present perfect

2

I have been

Auxiliaries

Conjugate as in the example. Example: I (be)

I have been

the plane (land)

the plane has landed

the Immigration officer (repeat)

the Immigration officer has repeated

your family (wait)

your family has waited

those tourists (visit)

those tourists have visited

the Statue of Liberty (hold)

the Statue of Liberty has held

Florida (attract)

Florida has attracted

Construction of the present perfect

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Auxiliaries

Demonstratives

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3

Give the preterite of the following verbs. Example: to go

went

to have

had

to sting

stung

to read

read

to begin

began

to put

put

to strike

struck

Irregular verbs

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Give the preterite of the following verbs. Example: to go

went

to wear

wore

to rise

rose

to hit

hit

to wake

woke

to fly

flew

to do

did

Irregular verbs

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Give the past participle of the following verbs. Example: to go

gone

to be

been

to do

done

to begin

begun

to make

made

to fly

flown

to know

known

Irregular verbs

Use of the past participle as an adjective

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Give the past participle of the following verbs. Example: to go

gone

to draw

drawn

to freeze

frozen

to grow

grown

to hear

heard

to pay

paid

to leave

left

Irregular verbs

Phonetics Exercise [10 phoneme(s)]

E

excuse pleasure everything special restroom everywhere

h

here have hostel hotel heard

v

visiting everyone travel driving love



family fantastic management atmosphere exactly apple ask

N

writing Washington nothing Building studying going tiring

dZ

college larger image enjoy juice

m

moment month confirm Empire miles mineral cream swimming

t

tourist Statue treated Chinatown rent contrast stop

i

research equally beer sea scenery probably weeks

I

District Liberty tropical whiskey swim

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Key grammar explanations [2 grammar point(s)] 1

Use of the present conditional

2

The use and omission of 'the'

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Word Order with speech recognition [11 exercises] 1

there are many hurdles to overcome to be there are many hurdles to overcome to be a doctor.

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French

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What would you consider What would you consider to be

to be the most

a

the

doctor.

French.

the most beautiful beautiful place?

place?

Regular superlatives

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people afraid people afraid of

of heights heights avoid

avoid going into skyscrapers going into skyscrapers

The impersonal structure

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our friends invited our friends invited us

us to their place for to their place for cocktails.

cocktails.

Use of the preterite

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Mom prepared a wonderful dinner tonight. Mom prepared a wonderful dinner tonight. Construction of the preterite

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All the wedding preparations All the wedding preparations are in

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Not only Not only is

are in order for

order for Saturday Saturday morning.

is swimming fun, but it is the best swimming fun, but it is the best exercise

morning.

exercise

Irregular superlatives

9

the space shuttle takes off from Kennedy Space the space shuttle takes off from Kennedy Space Center.

Center.

The main postpositions

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I would I would like

like to to take

take a a trip to an

trip to an exotic island

'Would like': expressing wishes Use of the present conditional

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exotic

island.

Construction of the present conditional

There seem to be more and more cars There seem to be more and more cars everywhere

everywhere in in the world.

the

world.

Word Association [1 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their synonyms on the right. trip district limit finance hurdle image

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journey neighborhood restriction economics obstacle picture

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The Right Word with speech recognition [4 exercises] 1

Cheesecake is a type of dessert. Barbecue ribs Fried rice Stuffed tomatoes Corn on the cob Zucchini Construction of compound nouns Use of compound nouns

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Poverty is caused by unemployment. Bad skin Rotten teeth Exploitation Luxury Destiny

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Finance has to do with money. Dentistry Idealism Religion Harmony Juggling

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The police keep law and order in a city. circus bartenders zookeepers vagabonds secret service

Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

At last you've gotten over the first hurdle, the hardest one. New York is out there waiting for you! Your taxi takes you on a quick trip around the city. What is your first impression? It's larger than life! I love skyscrapers. The Statue of Liberty is fantastic! It's a bit dirty. No, not too much. I can't go everywhere. What is the Chef's choice? One moment. To enjoy the scenery.

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A T-bone steak. Hurry up, there's a long line.

Does anything shock you? Nothing, everything is beautiful. The poverty. The crowds of people. To enjoy the scenery. Apple pie. I didn't know I had to confirm. About 3 hours a day. I'll do it tomorrow.

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Yes, you really should. Have a safe trip back!

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Do you know why there's so much poverty? 4 4

There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid. Cheesecake. About 3 hours a day. Two. Yes, probably. Swim and lie in the sun.

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What are you going to visit first? The Financial District. The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Chinatown. I don't have to worry about driving. Pleasure, I'm a tourist. Wine. I ask for the bill. Here it is.

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$30, please. Thank you.

The Financial District interests you? Yes, of course. I work in finance. I'm studying management. With an American family. Studying. 55 miles an hour. An orange juice. New York.

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Very good.

What attracts you in this area? The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York. Washington. But what can I do? People are underpaid. I have $200 on me. Mineral water.

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I need to see your passport or we can't admit you. Okay, that's fine.

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How are you going to continue your trip? I'm going to rent a car. I'm going to travel by Greyhound bus. I have a special air pass. It's larger than life! Yes, probably. Studying. A couple of weeks. Here it is.

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Thank you.

Do you know the speed limit? No, but I'll find out. 55 miles an hour. Who cares! I didn't know I had to confirm. It's larger than life! One moment. The crowds of people. Six.

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Very good. Watch out for the police! Yes, you really should. Hurry up, there's a long line. Either you pay duty on the extra ones, or I'll have to confiscate them.

Why did you choose the bus? To enjoy the scenery. I don't have to worry about driving. It's not as tiring as driving. Six. Here's my ID. What is the Chef's choice? I'm doing research. The contrast with the image of New York.

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How many flights will you take? 13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10. I'm doing research. Philadelphia. Yes, everything is in order. The Financial District. That's my next stop.

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Bon voyage!

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Yes, you really should.

After two hours' travel you arrive in Washington. You go to a restaurant for a well-deserved dinner. You sit down and the waiter asks you what you would like to drink. A cocktail. An orange juice. Mineral water. Swim and lie in the sun. The poverty. About 40 days. I'm writing a thesis. Apple pie.

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All right.

Are you going to drive for a long time? About 3 hours a day. Depends on the area. I don't know yet. Pleasure, I'm visiting friends. I'm studying management. The Statue of Liberty. Cheesecake. I didn't know I had to confirm.

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You should have said so.

What sort of alcohol? Whiskey on the rocks. Wine. Beer. I didn't know I had to confirm. With my friends. I'm writing a thesis. Washington. I ask for the bill.

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14 14 Yes, you really should. You should have said so. $30, please.

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What would you like to eat? Today's special. What is the Chef's choice? Do you have pizza? A month. Here it is. I love skyscrapers. It's too far. I'm traveling around.

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A T-bone steak. They serve it at the café across the street. Thank you.

At the end of the meal, you order a dessert. Apple pie. Cheesecake. Ice cream. Swim and lie in the sun. Sorry, here's my passport. In a student hostel. No, I'm not. Not everyone is treated equally.

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You've just finished your dessert. What do you do next? I go to the restroom. I ask for the bill. I go back to my hotel. About 40 days. Sorry? Yes, everything is in order. One moment, please. Washington.

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It's the last door on the left. $30, please. Without paying?

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Bon voyage! Hurry up, there's a long line.

After several stopovers you arrive in Florida. What attracts you most about this region? The sea and the sun. The heat. The tropical scenery. With an American family. There aren't enough jobs. 13 exactly. I'll do it tomorrow. I work in finance.

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Have a safe trip back!

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Are you going to swim? Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much. Here it is. No, but I'll find out. I didn't know I had to confirm. The Chinese atmosphere. A month.

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20 20 Thank you. Yes, you really should.

Why don't you go to California then? 20 20

I can't go everywhere. That's my next stop. It's too far. Wine. Pleasure, I'm a tourist. Nothing, everything is beautiful. Chinatown. About 3 hours a day.

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Are you going to visit the Space Center? Oh, I don't know. Yes, probably. No, I'm not. Who cares! Sorry, here's my passport. Wine. I don't have to worry about driving. I'm going to travel by Greyhound bus.

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You should, it's worth the visit.

Watch out for the police!

Your trip is almost over. You are going to return home. Have you confirmed your reservation? Yes, everything is in order. I didn't know I had to confirm. I'll do it tomorrow. Do you have pizza? I go back to my hotel. What is the Chef's choice? About 3 hours a day. I go to the restroom.

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Bon voyage! Yes, you really should. Have a safe trip back! They serve it at the café across the street. Without paying? A T-bone steak. It's the last door on the left.

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