ADVANCED UNIT 3 (B1)

The bank that gave me a loan is closed today. ..... The Financial District interests you? ..... circus bartenders zookeepers vagabonds secret service ... family fantastic management atmosphere exactly apple ask .... the preterite of the following verbs. Example: to go went to wear wore to rise rose ...... Peter and Paul would offer.
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ADVANCED UNIT 3 (B1)

Activity group(s): 5 Number of exercises: 666

The Housing Search (22 activity (ies) 02:22:57) Keywords [18 word(s)] agency apartment available classified ad condo deposit equipped for sale housing landlord loan location monthly to move in (v.) owner to purchase (v.) realtor to rent (v.)

Dialogue: Explore [1 exercises] 1

You want to rent a place to live. How do you think you'll find what you need? 2 2 3

Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth.

2

What are you looking for exactly? 4 4 4

A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly.

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What do you mean by word of mouth? 2 2 2

Building managers. Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations.

4

How many rooms do you need? Two. Three or four. Five, at least.

5

6 5 5

And how many bedrooms? Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them.

6

6 6 6

You call an owner who seems to have something interesting available: "Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you?" 7 7 8

I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad.

7

I do have an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details.

8

No, I don't have any. 9 9

What ad are you talking about? 9 9

For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine.

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It is a nice, well-equipped, four-room apartment in a big building. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on?

10

10 10

Yes, of course.

11

Come and visit it.

11

It's a good deal, you know. Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look?

11

Too bad. Goodbye. $800 a month. Third floor.

Which day is convenient for you? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday.

Yes, of course.

Word Pronunciation [18 word(s)] agency apartment available classified ad condo deposit equipped for sale housing landlord loan location monthly to move in owner to purchase realtor to rent

Sentence Pronunciation [32 sentence(s)] Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth. A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly. Building managers. Friends and relatives.

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Neighborhood associations. Two. Three or four. Five, at least. Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them. I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on? Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday.

Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [4 exercises] 1 a house an embassy a castle a trailer an igloo a bridge

2 an apartment a house a castle a museum a shop an attic

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3 a friend a stranger a shop assistant a mother a teacher a policeman

4 a relative an acquaintance a dealer a stranger a bosom buddy a foreigner

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

You want to rent a place to live. How do you think you'll find what you need? 2 2 3

Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth.

2

What are you looking for exactly? 4 4 4

A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly.

3

What do you mean by word of mouth? 2 2 2

Building managers. Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations.

4

How many rooms do you need? 6 5 5

Two. Three or four. Five, at least.

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And how many bedrooms? 6 6 6

Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them.

6

You call an owner who seems to have something interesting available: "Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you?" 7 7 8

I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad.

7

I do have an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details.

8

No, I don't have any. 9 9

What ad are you talking about? 9 9

For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine.

9

It is a nice, well-equipped, four-room apartment in a big building. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on?

10

Too bad. Goodbye. $800 a month. Third floor.

10 10

Yes, of course.

11

Come and visit it.

11

It's a good deal, you know. Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look?

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Which day is convenient for you? Yes, of course.

Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday.

The Right Word with speech recognition [2 exercises] 1

By word of mouth means that you heard about it from other people. Hand in hand As a matter of fact It's a mouthful To beat around the bush The notion of means

2

An owner is the proprietor of a place or thing. anaconda businessman handler impropriety

Word Association [1 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their antonyms on the right. friend details day entrance cellar

enemy generalities night exit attic

Phonetics Exercise [6 phoneme(s)]

z

uw

ads exactly housing magazine buildings deposit

through two New do few

soon commuting

U

bedrooms look would took good

B

small already calling

r

word relatives prefer tomorrow rather cellar price far

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p

newspaper apartment possible important planning payments

Key grammar explanations [4 grammar point(s)] 1

'May' - 'Might'

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Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Regular comparatives

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Order of adjectives

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Words and Functions [2 exercises] 1

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. We would like to purchase a home in a residential neighborhood. We need three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We want a spacious kitchen. We would also prefer to have a sunny backyard. Indefinite articles a a a a

2

Nouns neighborhood home

bedrooms

Descriptive adjectives spacious residential

sunny

bathrooms

kitchen

backyard

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. If you are a student looking for inexpensive housing, you don't usually have very many options. You either have to search the classified ads, or you have to know somebody who needs a roommate. Students often share apartments, which is sometimes fun, but can also turn out to be a nightmare. Either you get along with your roommate, or you would rather live alone. Conjunctions If either or

but

Either

or

Adverbs of frequency often sometimes usually

Grammar Practice [2 exercises] 1

Put the following phrases in the right order. Example: sunny room big living

big sunny living room

building old nice manager

nice old building manager

newspaper helpful daily

helpful daily newspaper

dining small room

small dining room

interesting apartment two-bedroom

interesting two-bedroom apartment

brick big building

big brick building

ad small classified

small classified ad

Order of adjectives

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Placing the adjective

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2

Put the following phrases in the right order. Example: sunny room big living

big sunny living room

monthly rent high payments

high monthly rent payments

bedrooms small three dark

three small dark bedrooms

backyard grassy large

large grassy backyard

main entrance imposing

imposing main entrance

financial important details

important financial details

bad traffic suburban

bad suburban traffic

Order of adjectives

Fill-in-the-Blanks [3 exercises] 1

What do you mean by word of mouth? How many rooms do you need ? Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you? Would you like to see the backyard? You could always go to the city suburbs. Verbs without a continuous form

2

How do you think you'll find what you need? Which day is convenient for you? When are you planning to move in? Where is the entrance? 'Which' - 'What'

3

Interrogative words

You want to rent a place to live . How do you think you'll find what you need ? I will look in the newspapers. I will ask my neighbors. Irregular verbs

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Sentence Practice [9 exercises] 1

Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment. I wrote to the agency.

Who did you write to? Whom did you write to? To whom did you write?

I spoke to the landlord.

Who did you speak to? Whom did you speak to? To whom did you speak?

I went with my mother.

Who did you go with? Whom did you go with? With whom did you go?

Interrogative words

2

What are you looking for?

Final prepositions

Past interrogatives

Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment.

What are you looking for?

The apartment is in that building.

Which building is it in? What building is it in? Which building is the apartment in? What building is the apartment in? In what building is it? In which building is it? In what building is the apartment? In which building is the apartment?

It's on Ninth Street.

What street is it on? Which street is it on? On which street is it? On what street is it?

I found it in Saint Louis Magazine.

What magazine did you find it in? Which magazine did you find it in? In what magazine did you find it? In which magazine did you find it?

Final prepositions

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Interrogative words

Past interrogatives

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3

Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment.

What are you looking for?

I got my loan through my local bank.

What bank did you get your loan through? Which bank did you get your loan through? Through what bank did you get your loan? Through which bank did you get your loan?

My decision depends on the rent.

What does your decision depend on? On what does your decision depend? What does it depend on? On what does it depend?

I'm negotiating with the agent.

Who are you negotiating with? Whom are you negotiating with? With whom are you negotiating?

Interrogative words

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Final prepositions

Past interrogatives

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4

Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

I talked to an agent. The agent is tall.

I talked to an agent who is tall. I talked to an agent who's tall. I talked to an agent that's tall. The agent whom I talked to is tall. The agent who I talked to is tall. The agent that I talked to is tall. The agent I talked to is tall. The agent, whom I talked to, is tall. The agent, who I talked to, is tall. I talked to an agent that is tall.

I called the owner at his office. His office is on Clemente Street.

I called the owner at his office, which is on Clemente Street. I called the owner at his office which is on Clemente Street. The owner's office, where I called him, is on Clemente Street. The office where I called the owner is on Clemente Street. The office, where I called the owner, is on Clemente Street.

The house is on Wagner Avenue. The house interests me.

The house, which is on Wagner Avenue, interests me. The house which is on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house that is on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house that's on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house, which interests me, is on Wagner Avenue. The house that interests me is on Wagner Avenue. The house which interests me is on Wagner Avenue.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

The house is beautiful. The house's owners are on vacation.

The house whose owners are on vacation is beautiful.

The apartment was empty that day. I went there that day.

The day when I went there, the apartment was empty. The apartment was empty the day when I went there. The day when I went there the apartment was empty. The day I went there, the apartment was empty. The day I went there the apartment was empty. The apartment was empty the day I went there. I went there the day when the apartment was empty. I went there the day the apartment was empty.

The bathroom is big. The bathroom is in the back.

The bathroom, which is in the back, is big. The bathroom that is in the back is big. The bathroom which is in the back is big. The bathroom, which is big, is in the back. The bathroom that is big is in the back. The bathroom that's big is in the back. The bathroom which is big is in the back. The bathroom that's in the back is big.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

I asked the woman about the rent. The woman was wearing brown pants.

The woman whom I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. The woman who I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. The woman I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. I asked the woman who was wearing brown pants about the rent. I asked the woman, who was wearing brown pants, about the rent.

I'll find a place. I'll like the place.

I'll find a place that I like. I'll like the place that I find. I'll find a place I like.

The bank gave me a loan. The bank is closed today.

The bank that gave me a loan is closed today. The bank that is closed today gave me a loan. The bank, which gave me a loan, is closed today. The bank which gave me a loan is closed today. The bank, which is closed today, gave me a loan. The bank which is closed today gave me a loan.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

7

Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan.

I might take out a loan.

Maybe the payments will be high.

The payments might be high. The payments may be high.

Maybe I'll spend my savings.

I might spend my savings. I may spend my savings.

Maybe I'll need to commute.

I might need to commute. I may need to commute.

'May' - 'Might'

Modal auxiliaries

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan. Maybe the rent will be high.

The rent might be high. The rent may be high.

Maybe the apartment will be too small.

The apartment might be too small. The apartment may be too small.

Maybe it's already been rented.

It might already have been rented. It might have already been rented. It might have been rented already. It may already have been rented. It may have already been rented. It may have been rented already.

'May' - 'Might'

9

I might take out a loan.

Modal auxiliaries

Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan.

I might take out a loan.

Maybe the landlord didn't have my number.

The landlord might not have had my number. The landlord may not have had my number.

Maybe the house was taken.

The house might have been taken. The house may have been taken.

Maybe I'll look elsewhere.

I might look elsewhere. I may look elsewhere.

'May' - 'Might'

Modal auxiliaries

Dictation [2 exercises] 1

1 2 3 4 5 6

You want to rent an apartment. You tell all your friends and relatives about it. You need at least three rooms, with a kitchen and a bathroom. You finally see an ad in a local magazine. You call and make an appointment. When you visit the place, you fall in love with it! The difference between 'a' and 'an'

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The simple present

'At last' - 'At least'

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1 2 3 4 5 6

Mrs. Smith speaking, may I help you? I'm calling about the ad for a studio. Oh yes, the one on Washington Street. I can show it to you today, if that's convenient. Can I get there by bus from downtown? There's a bus that takes you there directly. 'May' - 'Might' Modal auxiliaries Relative pronouns and adverbs

Direct and indirect questions

The notion of means

Word Order with speech recognition [9 exercises] 1

What do you look What do you look for in

2

the bedroom is too the bedroom is too small

for in your ideal your ideal spouse?

small to fit

to fit a a double bed.

Construction of compound nouns

spouse?

double

bed.

'Too' - 'Too much'

3

Friends and relatives were invited to my Friends and relatives were invited to my wedding

4

Philosophical Philosophical

5

give me all the details on the embassy bombing give me all the details on the embassy bombing!

6

the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a peculiar building the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a peculiar building in Italy.

7

an archaeologist doesn't forget his chisel and an archaeologist doesn't forget his chisel and brush!

8

Dinner is Dinner is a

conversations conversations

wedding

are of great interest. are of great interest

a convenient time convenient time to talk

to talk about about business

!

in

Italy.

brush!

business

'It's time to' - 'It's time for'

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9

Wednesday is the middle of the working Wednesday is the middle of the working week

week

Text Transformation [1 exercises] 1

Rewrite the following text using the comparative. This second floor apartment is a good deal; that one is not a very good deal. This one is large; that one is small. This equipped kitchen is new; that one is old. This apartment is far; that apartment is near. This second floor apartment is a better deal than that one. This one is larger than that one. This equipped kitchen is newer than that one. This apartment is further than that apartment. Irregular comparatives

Demonstratives

Regular comparatives

Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

You want to rent a place to live. How do you think you'll find what you need? Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth.

2

2 2 3

What are you looking for exactly? 4 4 4

A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly.

3

What do you mean by word of mouth? 2 2 2

Building managers. Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations.

4

How many rooms do you need? 6 5 5

Two. Three or four. Five, at least.

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5

And how many bedrooms? 6 6 6

Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them.

6

You call an owner who seems to have something interesting available: "Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you?" 7 7 8

I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad.

7

I do have an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details.

8

No, I don't have any. 9 9

What ad are you talking about? 9 9

For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine.

9

It is a nice, well-equipped, four-room apartment in a big building. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on?

10

Too bad. Goodbye. $800 a month. Third floor.

10 10

Yes, of course.

11

Come and visit it.

11

It's a good deal, you know. Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look?

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Which day is convenient for you? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday.

Yes, of course.

Mystery Phrase [5 exercises] 1

An arrangement for mutual advantage. deal

2

Daily or weekly publication. newspaper

3

Through information from people. by word of mouth

4

Family members. relatives

5

Having necessities or facilities. equipped

Video and Questions [1 exercises] What's the best way for parents to teach their children the value of money? Give them a piggy bank of course! Sometimes they manage to convince them to save, thus preventing them from wasting their money on comics and candy. Even so, the child sometimes gives in to temptation and spends all of his money on a toy he'll forget about a short while after. There are two ways to manage your money: either spend it without counting, or count it without spending. Save some of it, of course, but don't wait until you're too old before reaping the benefits. You shouldn't think twice about treating yourself to a present once in a while! For most daily expenditures we use cash. If you pay for your purchases with dollar bills, shopkeepers will give you small change. To get rid of it easily, it's always useful to know a coin collector! Credit cards are used more and more. They're as miraculous as they are dangerous. Because it's invisible money, you don't feel like you've actually spent anything! Here's a riddle! Where are we now? Why are these people lining up? To go to the movies, a show, a rock concert? No! They're placing bets. A racetrack is less luxurious than a casino, but it still has the same effect on your bank account! It's not the horses that interest these people, but the lure of money. Ten to one, fifty to one, a hundred to one! They're all looking for the long shot that'll pull off a risky gamble. Most of the time they don't even bother to watch the race. They're wrong not to! They might have wagered on three-legged horses which, obviously, never win! In addition to risky gambles, there are moments of madness. Apparently some multimillionaires are so rich they burn dollar bills to light their cigars! Myth or reality? Well, it's true that some jobs involve destroying money, like incinerating counterfeit bills or bills that have been removed from circulation. Granted, money can buy jewelry, furs and sports cars... But is that really what makes people happy?

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What is the moral of this video? Money can't buy happiness. Money leads to corruption. Saving a penny a day keeps the creditor away. Financial security is the key to a good life.

2

What does one usually put in a piggy bank? Coins Bills Candy Toys

3

What draws people to the racetrack? Money Horses Crowds Hot dogs

4

According to the video, what are some millionaires reputed to do? Burn cash Worship money Hoard money Give away their money

5

What happens to old bills? They are burned. They are recycled. They are given to the poor. They are made into paper airplanes.

6

What does 'ten to one' mean in the video? The odds of winning The time The evens of winning The exchange rate

7

According to the video, what are two general ways of handling money? Spend a lot or save a lot Manage the money yourself or have someone else manage it for you Put in a piggy bank or buy stocks By hand or by machine

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The video advises... not to be too miserly. not to spend too carelessly. to save all your money for old age. not to invest in stocks.

9

According to the video, what is the effect of both casinos and horsetracks? People lose money. People win money. People have fun. Only rich people visit them.

10

What is the narrator's attitude towards credit cards? Healthy suspicion Totally positive Critical Totally negative

The East Coast (21 activity (ies) 03:04:47) Keywords [18 word(s)] accommodation building cheesecake diner driver's license friendly to get lost hostel monument museum neighborhood rest room sightseeing skyscraper snack speed limit to travel (v.) trip

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Dialogue: Explore [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.

2

2 2 2 2

Does anything shock you? 4 3 4

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

3

Do you know why there's so much poverty? There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid.

4

4 4 4 4

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

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

5

The Financial District interests you? 7 7 7

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

6

What attracts you in this area? 7 7 7

The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York.

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7

How are you going to continue your trip? 8 9 10

I'm going to rent a car. I'm going to travel by Greyhound bus. I have a special air pass.

8

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

9

11 11 11

Very good. Watch out for the police!

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.

10

12 12 12

How many flights will you take? 13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10.

11

12 12 12

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.

12

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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13

What sort of alcohol? 14 14 14

Whiskey on the rocks. Wine. Beer.

14

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

15

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.

16

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.

17

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

17 17 17

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.

18

15 15 15

Are you going to swim? 20 20 20

Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much.

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19

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

I can't go everywhere. That's my next stop. It's too far.

20

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

21

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!

Word Pronunciation [18 word(s)] accommodation building cheesecake diner driver's license friendly to get lost hostel monument museum neighborhood rest room sightseeing skyscraper snack speed limit to travel trip

Sentence Pronunciation [66 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.

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21 21 21

Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid. The Financial District. The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Chinatown. Yes, of course. 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 rent a car. 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. 13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10. About 3 hours a day. Depends on the area. I don't know yet. A cocktail. An orange juice. Mineral water. Whiskey on the rocks. Wine. Beer. Today's special. What is the Chef's choice? Do you have pizza? Apple pie. Cheesecake. Ice cream. I go to the restroom. I ask for the bill. I go back to my hotel. The sea and the sun. The heat. The tropical scenery. Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much. I can't go everywhere. That's my next stop. It's too far. Oh, I don't know. Yes, probably. No, I'm not. Yes, everything is in order. I didn't know I had to confirm. I'll do it tomorrow.

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Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [13 exercises] 1 a skyscraper a rooftop a mansion a house a townhouse a museum

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

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5 Florida New York Chicago Seattle Washington D.C. the Mississippi

6 a dinner a breakfast a snack a wedding a drink a slumber party

7 a waiter a dentist a driver a doctor an assistant an engineer

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

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

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10 mineral water a milkshake an orange juice wine champagne tea

11 eat sleep sing exercise build run

12 Chef's choice mother's milk doctor's orders a king's subject a father's blessing mission control

13 an ice cream a milk shake a sun cream a yogurt a cold cream a block of ice

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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2

Does anything shock you? 4 3 4

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

3

Do you know why there's so much poverty? There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid.

4

4 4 4 4

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

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

5

The Financial District interests you? 7 7 7

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

6

What attracts you in this area? 7 7 7

The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York.

7

How are you going to continue your trip? 8 9 10

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!

9

11 11 11

Very good. Watch out for the police!

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.

10

12 12 12

How many flights will you take? 13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10.

11

12 12 12

Are you going to drive for a long time? About 3 hours a day. Depends on the area. I don't know yet.

12

12 12 12

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.

13

13 14 14

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?

15

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.

16

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.

17

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

18 18 19

Are you going to swim? 20 20 20

Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much.

19

17 17 17

After several stopovers you arrive in Florida. What attracts you most about this region? The sea and the sun. The heat. The tropical scenery.

18

15 15 15

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

I can't go everywhere. That's my next stop. It's too far.

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20

Are you going to visit the Space Center? You should, it's worth the visit.

Oh, I don't know. Yes, probably. No, I'm not.

21

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!

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

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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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

Key grammar explanations [4 grammar point(s)] 1

Construction of the present perfect

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2

Use of the present perfect

3

Irregular verbs

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'Would like': expressing wishes

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Words and Functions [2 exercises] 1

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. Washington, D.C. deserves at least a short stop if you plan to visit the east coast of the United States. One of the first things that will surprise you is that the taxis have no meters! The driver sets the price for a trip downtown, so unsuspecting visitors had better beware! Often, you will see a long line of tourists in front of the White House, so it is best to get there early. You will find the FBI Museum and the Museum of Natural History interesting to see as well. Present indicative deserves plan is Infinitive to get to visit

have

sets

is

to see

Indicative future simple will see will find will surprise

2

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. In August, my family and I traveled across the United States, stopping briefly at many famous sights. We started in New York City. On August 9th we drove to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. We continued all the way down to New Orleans, stopping in Atlanta on the way. We got a speeding ticket on our way from Atlanta to New Orleans. So we drove cautiously to Dallas, and then to Santa Fe and on to the Grand Canyon. We visited Las Vegas and Yosemite National Park. We reached San Francisco on August 31st, and drove triumphantly over the Golden Gate Bridge. Prepositions of time In On on Adverbs of manner cautiously briefly

triumphantly

Grammar Practice [6 exercises] 1

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

I have been

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

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Auxiliaries

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2

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

3

I have been

Auxiliaries

Demonstratives

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

4

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

6

Use of the past participle as an adjective

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

Fill-in-the-Blanks [5 exercises] 1

After two hours traveling, 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. The main postpositions 'Which' - 'What'

2

Direct and indirect questions

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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? 'At last' - 'At least'

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The main postpositions

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What are you going to visit first ? How many flights will you take? Does anything shock you? There aren't enough jobs. What sort of job? 'How much' - 'How many'

4

After several stopovers, you arrive in Florida. It's the last door on the left. At the end of the meal, you order a dessert. Are you here for business or pleasure? Watch out for the police! Prepositions of place

5

Placement of 'enough'

The main postpositions

I have a special air pass. It's not as tiring as driving. Have a safe trip back! Are you going to drive for a long time? Where will you be living? In a student hostel.

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Sentence Practice [9 exercises] 1

Answer the question as in the example. Example: Would you like a reservation?

Yes, I'd like a reservation.

Would you like to see my passport?

Yes, I'd like to see your passport. Yes, I would like to see your passport. Yes, I'd like to see it. Yes, I would like to see it. Yes, I would. Yes, I would like to. Yes, I'd like to.

Would you like to go to Philadelphia?

Yes, I'd like to go to Philadelphia. Yes, I would like to go to Philadelphia. Yes, I'd like to go there. Yes, I would like to go there. Yes, I would. Yes, I would like to. Yes, I'd like to. Yes, we'd like to go to Philadelphia. Yes, we would like to go to Philadelphia. Yes, we'd like to go there. Yes, we would like to go there. Yes, we would. Yes, we would like to. Yes, we'd like to.

Would you like to see the sights?

Yes, I'd like to see the sights. Yes, I would like to see the sights. Yes, I'd like to see them. Yes, I would like to see them. Yes, I would. Yes, I would like to. Yes, I'd like to. Yes, we'd like to see the sights. Yes, we would like to see the sights. Yes, we'd like to see them. Yes, we would like to see them. Yes, we would. Yes, we would like to. Yes, we'd like to.

'Would like': expressing wishes

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Would you like a reservation?

Yes, I'd like a reservation.

Would she like to see the Statue of Liberty?

Yes, she'd like to see the Statue of Liberty. Yes, she would like to see the Statue of Liberty. Yes, she'd like to see it. Yes, she would like to see it. Yes, she would. Yes, she would like to. Yes, she'd like to.

Would he like to take the subway?

Yes, he'd like to take the subway. Yes, he would like to take the subway. Yes, he'd like to take it. Yes, he would like to take it. Yes, he would. Yes, he would like to. Yes, he'd like to.

Would they like to visit Wall Street?

Yes, they'd like to visit Wall Street. Yes, they would like to visit Wall Street. Yes, they would. Yes, they would like to. Yes, they'd like to.

'Would like': expressing wishes

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3

Answer the question as in the example. Example: Would you like a reservation?

Yes, I'd like a reservation.

Would they like to rent a car?

Yes, they'd like to rent a car. Yes, they would like to rent a car. Yes, they'd like to rent one. Yes, they would like to rent one. Yes, they would.

Would you like a table?

Yes, I'd like a table. Yes, I would like a table. Yes, I'd like one. Yes, I would like one. Yes, I would. Yes, we'd like a table. Yes, we would like a table. Yes, we'd like one. Yes, we would like one. Yes, we would.

Would you like dessert?

Yes, I'd like dessert. Yes, I would like dessert. Yes, I would. Yes, we'd like dessert. Yes, we would like dessert. Yes, we would.

'Would like': expressing wishes

4

Reformulate as in the example. Example: Can I see your ticket? (the flight attendant)

The flight attendant asks if he can see your ticket.

Would you repeat that? (the flight attendant)

The flight attendant asks if you would repeat that.

Do you have a passport? (the passport officer)

The passport officer asks if you have a passport.

Where is your visa? (he)

He asks where your visa is.

Direct and indirect questions

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: Can I see your ticket? (the flight attendant)

The flight attendant asks if he can see your ticket.

Are you going uptown? (the taxi driver)

The taxi driver asks if you are going uptown. The taxi driver asks if you're going uptown.

Are you here on business? (the desk clerk)

The desk clerk asks if you are here on business. The desk clerk asks if you're here on business.

Did you buy anything duty-free? (your friend)

Your friend asks if you bought anything duty-free.

Direct and indirect questions

6

Reformulate as in the example. Example: Can I see your ticket? (the flight attendant)

The flight attendant asks if he can see your ticket.

Did you have a good flight? (she)

She asks if you had a good flight.

How many bags do you have? (her boyfriend)

Her boyfriend asks how many bags you have.

What do you want to see first? (he)

He asks what you want to see first.

Direct and indirect questions

7

Answer the question as in the example. Example: We went to Boston last year. (this year)

Have you gone to Boston this year?

We went to Washington last year. (this year)

Have you gone to Washington this year? Have you gone there this year? Have you been to Washington this year? Have you been there this year?

I went on vacation last summer. (this summer)

Have you gone on vacation this summer? Have you been on vacation this summer?

I ate lunch in Chinatown last week. (this week)

Have you eaten lunch in Chinatown this week? Have you eaten lunch there this week?

Past interrogatives Use of the present perfect Auxiliaries Use of the past participle as an adjective Demonstratives

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8

Answer the question as in the example. Example: We went to Boston last year. (this year) They flew to Miami last fall. (this spring)

Have they flown to Miami this spring? Have they flown there this spring?

He visited Kennedy Space Center the last time he was here. (this time)

Has he visited Kennedy Space Center this time? Has he visited it this time?

They enjoyed themselves on their last trip. (this trip)

Have they enjoyed themselves on this trip?

Past interrogatives

9

Have you gone to Boston this year?

Use of the present perfect

Auxiliaries

Answer the question as in the example. Example: We went to Boston last year. (this year)

Have you gone to Boston this year?

I made a reservation last time. (this time)

Have you made a reservation this time? Have you made one this time?

I had fun last week. (this week)

Have you had fun this week?

I sent postcards on my last vacation. (this vacation)

Have you sent postcards on this vacation? Have you sent any on this vacation?

Past interrogatives

Use of the present perfect

Auxiliaries

Dictation [2 exercises] 1

1 2 3 4 5 6

What is your first impression of San Francisco? The sloping streets. Where are you planning to go first? To the Golden Gate Bridge, I think. I'm also interested in modern art. Well, practice your English and enjoy your stay! 'To be interested in'

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'Also' - 'As well' - 'Too'

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1 2 3 4 5 6

Betty's trip to Florida was fantastic. It's a popular vacation spot for tourists. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too humid. She rented a car and drove down the coast. The ocean was warm and the scenery was quite tropical. Her last stop was in Miami where she spoke some Spanish. 'Too' - 'Too much' Construction of the preterite The main postpositions 'Quite' - 'Quite a few' Relative pronouns and adverbs

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.

2

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

3

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

4

people afraid people afraid of

of heights heights avoid

avoid going into skyscrapers going into skyscrapers

The impersonal structure

5

our friends invited our friends invited us

us to their place for to their place for cocktails.

cocktails.

Use of the preterite

6

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

7

All the wedding preparations All the wedding preparations are in

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order for Saturday Saturday morning.

morning.

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Not only Not only is

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

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

10

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

11

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.

Text Transformation [1 exercises] 1

Rewrite the text using the appropriate tense and mood. We have only been in America for two days, but I already (to know) that there (to be) a lot to do here. Yesterday I (to drive) around New York and (to meet) my friend Rachel. Later that day we (to go) to Chinatown, and then we (to catch) the plane. Tonight we (to eat) together in an American diner. We have only been in America for two days, but I already know that there's a lot to do here. Yesterday I drove around New York and met my friend Rachel. Later that day we went to Chinatown, and then we caught the plane. Tonight we ate together in an American diner. Irregular verbs

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? 2 2 2 2

It's larger than life! I love skyscrapers. The Statue of Liberty is fantastic! It's a bit dirty.

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2

Does anything shock you? 4 3 4

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

3

Do you know why there's so much poverty? There aren't enough jobs. Not everyone is treated equally. I don't know. People are underpaid.

4

4 4 4 4

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

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

5

The Financial District interests you? 7 7 7

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

6

What attracts you in this area? 7 7 7

The Chinese atmosphere. I've heard so much about it. The contrast with the image of New York.

7

How are you going to continue your trip? 8 9 10

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!

9

11 11 11

Very good. Watch out for the police!

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.

10

12 12 12

How many flights will you take? 13 exactly. I don't know yet. About 10.

11

12 12 12

Are you going to drive for a long time? About 3 hours a day. Depends on the area. I don't know yet.

12

12 12 12

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.

13

13 14 14

What sort of alcohol? 14 14 14

Whiskey on the rocks. Wine. Beer.

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14

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

15

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.

16

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.

17

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

18 18 19

Are you going to swim? 20 20 20

Yes, I love swimming. Swim and lie in the sun. No, not too much.

19

17 17 17

After several stopovers you arrive in Florida. What attracts you most about this region? The sea and the sun. The heat. The tropical scenery.

18

15 15 15

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

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.

21

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!

Mystery Phrase [13 exercises] 1

A very tall building. skyscraper

2

A vehicle that holds many passengers. bus

3

A public eating place. restaurant

4

An intoxicating liquor. alcohol

5

A picturesque view. scenic

6

A drink made from fruit. orange juice

7

Slang word for ice used in bars. rocks

8

Neighborhood, city area. district

9

Sliced cut of meat, usually beef. steak

10

Alcoholic drink made from grapes. wine

11

Person who serves customers in a restaurant. waiter

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12

Payment to use something for a period of time. rent

13

Drink before dinner. cocktail

Reserving a Stand (15 activity (ies) 01:25:20) Keywords [15 word(s)] additional arrangement to be back charge to confirm (v.) event to fax (v.) to organize (v.) presentation to register (v.) registration to represent seminar stand trade fair

Dialogue: Explore [1 exercises] 1

Hello, Karl Sinclair speaking. Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas?

2

2 2

Yes, I am.

2

Of course. Of course. Of course.

3 3 3

O.K. O.K. O.K.

4 4 4

How can I help you, ma'am? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please.

3

Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

Which company do you represent? Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China.

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How many people will be in your group? 5 5 5

Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group.

5

There is an additional charge for groups over 10. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then?

6

6 6 6

No, just over 10.

The fair starts at 9:30 on the 26th of April. We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine.

7

7 7 7

It will finish at 6 o'clock. I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then.

8

8 8 8

Were you at the trade fair last year? 9 9 9

Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year.

9

Do you have any questions, ma'am? Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year?

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Yes, in the afternoon. Simon Taylor will make a financial presentation. About 100.

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10 10 10

10

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? Yes, I'll fax to confirm. I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

Word Pronunciation [15 word(s)] additional arrangement to be back charge to confirm event to fax to organize presentation to register registration to represent seminar stand trade fair

Sentence Pronunciation [30 sentence(s)] Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please. Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China. Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then? We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine. I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then. Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year. Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year? Yes, I'll fax to confirm.

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I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [1 exercises] 1 a trade fair a registration a computer a clock a hotel

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

Hello, Karl Sinclair speaking. Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas?

2

Yes, I am.

2

Of course. Of course. Of course.

3 3 3

O.K. O.K. O.K.

4 4 4

Which company do you represent? Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China.

4

2 2

How can I help you, ma'am? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please.

3

Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

How many people will be in your group? 5 5 5

Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group.

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5

There is an additional charge for groups over 10. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then?

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6 6 6

No, just over 10.

The fair starts at 9:30 on the 26th of April. We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine.

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7 7 7

It will finish at 6 o'clock. I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then.

8

8 8 8

Were you at the trade fair last year? Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year.

9

Do you have any questions, ma'am? Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year?

10

9 9 9

Yes, in the afternoon. Simon Taylor will make a financial presentation. About 100.

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? Yes, I'll fax to confirm. I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

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The Right Word with speech recognition [6 exercises] 1

Hello, are you organizing the trade fair? stand party reserve

2

Are you in charge of the trade fair arrangements? organize confirm responsibilities

3

I'd like to reserve 4 stands please. groups arrangements fairs

4

I would like to reserve a stand please. leave fax speak

5

There is an additional charge for groups over 10. projects company seminar

6

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? leave represent speak

Word Association [2 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their synonyms on the right. 9:15 8:45 9:45

2

a quarter after nine a quarter to nine a quarter to ten

Match the words from the dialogue with their synonyms on the right. to start to organize to finish

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to begin to arrange to end

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

'There is' - 'There are'

Grammar Practice [2 exercises] 1

Reformulate as in the example. Example: there (is / are) a stand

there is a stand

there (is / are) arrangements

there are arrangements

there (is / are) an additional charge

there is an additional charge there's an additional charge

there (is / are) a trade fair

there is a trade fair there's a trade fair

there (is / are) 15 of us

there are 15 of us there are fifteen of us

there (is / are) a registration

there is a registration there's a registration

there (is / are) companies

there are companies

'There is' - 'There are'

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2

Reformulate as in the example. Example: there (was / were) companies

there were companies

there (was / were) a hotel

there was a hotel

there (was / were) seminars

there were seminars

there (was / were) presentations

there were presentations

there (was / were) a stand

there was a stand

there (was / were) questions

there were questions

there (was / were) 15 stands

there were 15 stands there were fifteen stands

'There is' - 'There are'

'To be' and 'to have': preterite

Sentence Practice [7 exercises] 1

Conjugate as in the example. Example: There are 15 of us.

There will be 15 of us.

There are 6 in our group.

There will be 6 in our group. There'll be 6 in our group. There will be six in our group. There'll be six in our group.

There is an additional charge for groups over 10.

There will be an additional charge for groups over 10. There'll be an additional charge for groups over 10. There will be an additional charge for groups over ten. There'll be an additional charge for groups over ten.

There are many stands this year.

There will be many stands this year. There'll be many stands this year.

'There is' - 'There are'

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The future

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2

Conjugate as in the example. Example: There will be 15 of us.

There are 15 of us.

There will be many stands this year.

There are many stands this year.

There will be only 10 of us then!

There are only 10 of us then! There are only ten of us then!

There will not be enough time.

There is not enough time. There isn't enough time. There's not enough time.

'There is' - 'There are'

3

Conjugate as in the example. Example: There are 15 of us.

There were 15 of us.

There are lots of companies at the fair.

There were lots of companies at the fair.

There isn't time to go.

There wasn't time to go. There was not time to go.

There is an additional charge for groups over 12.

There was an additional charge for groups over 12. There was an additional charge for groups over twelve.

'There is' - 'There are'

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'To be' and 'to have': preterite

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4

Conjugate as in the example. Example: There were 15 of us. There were 15 in our group.

There are 15 in our group. There are fifteen in our group.

There was 1 reservation for Powervex.

There is 1 reservation for Powervex. There is one reservation for Powervex. There is a reservation for Powervex. There's 1 reservation for Powervex. There's one reservation for Powervex. There's a reservation for Powervex.

There were lots of companies.

There are lots of companies.

'There is' - 'There are'

5

There are 15 of us.

The verb 'to be'

Reformulate as in the example. Example: There are 6 in our team.

Are there 6 in our team?

There are many stands this year.

Are there many stands this year?

There is a financial presentation in the afternoon.

Is there a financial presentation in the afternoon?

There are lots of companies here.

Are there lots of companies here?

'There is' - 'There are'

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: There will be a design seminar this year. There will only be 10 of us.

Will there only be 10 of us? Will there only be ten of us? Will there be only 10 of us? Will there be only ten of us?

There will be an additional charge for groups over 10.

Will there be an additional charge for groups over 10? Will there be an additional charge for groups over ten?

There will be a trade fair in Dallas.

Will there be a trade fair in Dallas?

The future

7

Will there be a design seminar this year?

'There is' - 'There are'

Reformulate as in the example. Example: There were lots of companies there.

Were there lots of companies there?

There was an excellent seminar last year.

Was there an excellent seminar last year?

There were 12 of us last year.

Were there 12 of us last year? Were there twelve of us last year?

There were about 100 stands at the trade fair.

Were there about 100 stands at the trade fair? Were there about one hundred stands at the trade fair? Were there about a hundred stands at the trade fair?

'To be' and 'to have': preterite

'There is' - 'There are'

Dictation [2 exercises] 1

1 2 3 4 5 6

To organize. Arrangements. To reserve. To represent. Currently. An additional charge.

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2

1 2 3 4 5 6

Groups. A seminar. A stand. A registration. There will be. There was. 'There is' - 'There are'

Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

Hello, Karl Sinclair speaking. Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas? Altogether there will be 15 of us. There will be only 10 of us, then! There are currently 10 in our group. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then.

2

2 2

Yes, I am.

2

Of course. Of course. Of course.

3 3 3

O.K. O.K. O.K.

4 4 4

How can I help you, ma'am? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then. Yes, I'll fax to confirm. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15.

3

Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

Which company do you represent? Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China. I don't think so, no. Yes, I'll fax to confirm. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine. I appreciate your help, thank you. You, too.

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4

How many people will be in your group? 5 5 5

Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon. Thanks, but I don't have any other questions. You, too. Yes, I have some questions about ordering your products. I don't think so, no.

5

There is an additional charge for groups over 10. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then? I would like a catalog, please. Can I order by phone? And, do you deliver 7 days a week? Yes, there were lots of companies there. Do you deliver any day of the week?

6

No, just over 10. Sure! Yes. Yes.

The fair starts at 9:30 on the 26th of April. We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine. Catona Computers in Germany. Could you send me your catalog? Hello, is this Customer Service? Powervex in Great Britain. You, too.

7

6 6 6

7 7 7 O.K. Sure! I'll put you through. O.K.

It will finish at 6 o'clock. I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then. Could I speak to the Customer Service Department? You deliver any day of the week? Is San Diego my local office? You, too. Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas?

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8 8 8 I'll put you through. Yes. No, we don't have any branches in San Diego. Yes, I am.

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8

Were you at the trade fair last year? Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year. I'd like to speak to the Customer Service Department. And, do you deliver 7 days a week? Is it possible to order your merchandise by phone? I represent Quickyear in China. No additional charge for groups of 10, then?

9

I'll put you through. Yes. O.K. No, just over 10.

Do you have any questions, ma'am? Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year? Catona Computers in Germany. You, too. There are currently 10 in our group. We will arrive at a quarter after nine. I represent Quickyear in China.

10

9 9 9

Yes, in the afternoon. Simon Taylor will make a financial presentation. About 100. O.K.

O.K.

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? Yes, I'll fax to confirm. I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon. Do you deliver any day of the week? I would like a catalog, please. Thanks, but I don't have any other questions. I represent Quickyear in China. I'd like to speak to the Customer Service Department.

Yes. Sure! O.K. I'll put you through.

Mystery Phrase [2 exercises] 1

365 days in a... year

2

Fair made up of stands and companies. trade fair

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Visiting a House (21 activity (ies) 02:41:13) Keywords [16 word(s)] basement bathroom bedroom to commute (v.) dining room downstairs downtown floor garage kitchen living room nearby to negotiate (v.) spacious suburban uptown

Dialogue: Explore [1 exercises] 1

You continue your search. You get an offer to visit a house and you accept. Once inside: "So, do you like it?" 2 2 2

Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet.

2

What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again.

3

Here they are.

Here is the kitchen. It is very well equipped, as you can see. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small.

4

3 4 5

You can add some. There isn't any.

5 5 5

Yes, unfortunately.

5 5 5

Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes.

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5

Would you like to see the backyard? 6 6 6

No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek.

6

There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar?

7

There it is. Through the kitchen. No, unfortunately.

7 7 7

Would you like to know the financial particulars? I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price?

8

$1,200 a month plus two months' rent for the agency. It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it.

9

9 8 8

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

It is not easy to find a place to live. When are you planning to move in? 10 10 10

In January. Next month. As soon as possible.

10

11 9 9

And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place.

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You won't get much for that.

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11 11 11

11

What will you do if you don't find anything? 13 13 12

I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while.

12

Can you stay much longer? Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks.

13

13 13 13

Have you ever thought of putting in an ad yourself? No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea.

14

14 14 14

Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right.

15

You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate?

16

15 15 15

You should think about it.

16 16 16

8% annually.

You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure?

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You don't have to.

17 17 17

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17

The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it.

18

18 18 18

You could always go to the city suburbs. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown.

19

Yes, of course. Twice as much as the rent.

There are plenty of nice areas. 10 miles isn't too far.

You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

Word Pronunciation [16 word(s)] basement bathroom bedroom to commute dining room downstairs downtown floor garage kitchen living room nearby to negotiate spacious suburban uptown

Sentence Pronunciation [57 sentence(s)] Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet. The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small. The tiles are scratched.

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19 19 19

It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes. No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar? I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price? It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it. In January. Next month. As soon as possible. Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place. I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while. Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks. No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate? I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure? Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

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Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [7 exercises] 1 a kitchen a bedroom a bathroom a garage a living room a family room

2 a bathroom a kitchen a living room a dining room a family room a garage

3 a bedroom a bathroom a family room a kitchen a dining room a garage

4 an entrance a window a garage door a verandah a wall a hallway

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5 a wine cellar an attic an outhouse a beehive a furnace a garage

6 a backyard a swimming pool a verandah a park a canal a island

7 commute transfer move in invade take out carry along

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

You continue your search. You get an offer to visit a house and you accept. Once inside: "So, do you like it?" Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet.

2

2 2 2

What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again.

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3 4 5

Here they are.

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3

Here is the kitchen. It is very well equipped, as you can see. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small.

4

5 5 5

Yes, unfortunately.

5 5 5

Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes.

5

You can add some. There isn't any.

Would you like to see the backyard? No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek.

6

There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar?

7

6 6 6

There it is. Through the kitchen. No, unfortunately.

7 7 7

Would you like to know the financial particulars? 9 8 8

I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price?

8

$1,200 a month plus two months' rent for the agency. It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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11 9 9

9

It is not easy to find a place to live. When are you planning to move in? 10 10 10

In January. Next month. As soon as possible.

10

And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place.

11

You won't get much for that.

What will you do if you don't find anything? I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while.

12

13 13 12

Can you stay much longer? Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks.

13

13 13 13

Have you ever thought of putting in an ad yourself? 14 14 14

No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea.

14

11 11 11

Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. 15 15 15

I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right.

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15

You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate?

16

You don't have to.

17 17 17

Yes, of course. Twice as much as the rent.

There are plenty of nice areas. 10 miles isn't too far.

You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

The Right Word with speech recognition [4 exercises] 1

To take a peek means to secretly and quickly look at something. cheat on somebody drive fast examine thoroughly tell lies paraphrase

2

18 18 18

You could always go to the city suburbs. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown.

19

8% annually.

The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it.

18

16 16 16

You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure?

17

You should think about it.

The kitchen is where we cook. attic bedroom cellar office gazebo

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19 19 19

3

You pay a security deposit before you move into an apartment. year's rent restaurant bill taxi driver

4

Your savings will help you buy a house in a few years. camera memory backpack health insurance Nouns without singular forms

Word Association [1 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their synonyms on the right. security owner expensive idea use

safety proprietor costly notion utilize

Phonetics Exercise [6 phoneme(s)]

O

mouth three everything bathroom month think

j

yes York yet you're years

i

mean fifteen machine please peek agency

¯

hundred monthly much

eI

rate place eight maybe today associations details

b

by building big cabinets probably buy

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Key grammar explanations [4 grammar point(s)] 1

Construction of the present conditional

2

'Yet' - 'Not yet'

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3

'As much as' - 'As many as'

4

Final prepositions

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Words and Functions [2 exercises] 1

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. Look, this apartment is in a perfect location: within walking distance of downtown, and only a ten-minute drive from your workplace. At that price, it looks like a good deal. What about that one? It's more expensive, but it's bigger. Let's call to find out if there's a park nearby. No, wait, I've found a cheaper one. It even has a balcony. Demonstrative determiners this that that Comparative adjectives bigger more expensive

2

cheaper

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. My husband and I are moving to New York City next year. We have already visited many apartments in Manhattan. We are hoping to find a two-bedroom apartment in a safe neighborhood. We have responded to hundreds of classified ads. We have not had any luck yet, but we are not giving up. Once we have found an apartment, we are planning to apply for a mortgage in order to buy it. Present continuous are moving are hoping Present perfect have already visited

are not giving up

have responded

are planning

have not had

have found

Grammar Practice [4 exercises] 1

Modify to express comparative superiority. Example: tall

taller

red

redder

exact

more exact

interesting

more interesting

nice

nicer

big

bigger

great

greater

Regular comparatives

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2

Modify to express comparative superiority. Example: tall

taller

beautiful

more beautiful

small

smaller

important

more important

expensive

more expensive

long

longer

late

later

Regular comparatives

3

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

you would be

I (use)

I would use I'd use

she (commute)

she would commute she'd commute

you (know)

you would know you'd know

they (think)

they would think they'd think

he (want)

he would want he'd want

we (like)

we would like we'd like

Construction of the present conditional

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Auxiliaries

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4

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

you would be

Penny (find)

Penny would find

Polly (stay)

Polly would stay

Petula (put)

Petula would put

Phoebe (say)

Phoebe would say

Phyllis (buy)

Phyllis would buy

Peter and Paul (offer)

Peter and Paul would offer

Construction of the present conditional

Auxiliaries

Fill-in-the-Blanks [5 exercises] 1

What are you looking for ? It depends on the place. One month at most. What ad are you talking about ? When are you planning to move in ? The main postpositions

2

Final prepositions

Can you stay much longer? One month at most . What is your budget? No more than $800. What are you looking for exactly ? I already took a peek. Reinforcing the comparative

3

Adverbs of time

Use of the preterite with 'just,' 'yet' and 'already'

It would mean a lot of commuting. What about traffic ? I don't like driving. Mr. Smith speaking , may I help you? When are you planning to move in? I'm looking for housing . Verbs without a continuous form

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It is not easy to find a place to live. You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. The monthly payments are high during the first two years only.

5

It is a nice, well-equipped apartment in a big building . You get an offer to visit a house . There is also a basement downstairs. 'Home' - 'House'

Sentence Practice [6 exercises] 1

Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses.

He saw as many houses as she did.

That house has three bedrooms. This house has three bedrooms.

That house has as many bedrooms as this house. That house has as many bedrooms as this house does. That house has as many as this house. That house has as many as this house does.

I read hundreds of ads. You read hundreds of ads.

I read as many ads as you did. I read as many ads as you. I read as many as you did. I read as many as you.

He walked a lot. She walked a lot.

He walked as much as she did. He walked as much as she. He walked as much as her.

Demonstratives

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'As much as' - 'As many as'

Transitive and intransitive verbs

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2

Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses.

He saw as many houses as she did.

We called six landlords. You called six landlords.

We called as many landlords as you did. We called as many landlords as you. We called as many as you did. We called as many as you.

The house costs a lot of money. The condo costs a lot of money.

The house costs as much money as the condo. The house costs as much money as the condo does. The house costs as much as the condo. The house costs as much as the condo does.

The kitchen needs lots of work. The bathroom needs lots of work.

The kitchen needs as much work as the bathroom does. The kitchen needs as much work as the bathroom.

'As much as' - 'As many as'

3

Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses.

He saw as many houses as she did.

She asks many questions. He asks many questions.

She asks as many questions as he does. She asks as many questions as he. She asks as many questions as him. She asks as many as he does. She asks as many as he. She asks as many as him.

They visit three apartments uptown. They visit three apartments downtown.

They visit as many apartments uptown as downtown. They visit as many apartments uptown as they visit downtown. They visit as many apartments uptown as they do downtown.

They spend six hours Saturday. They spend six hours Sunday.

They spend as much time Saturday as Sunday. They spend as much time Saturday as they do Sunday. They spend as many hours Saturday as Sunday. They spend as many hours Saturday as they do Sunday.

'As much as' - 'As many as'

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4

Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Did you talk to the landlord?

No, I haven't talked to him yet. No, I haven't talked to the landlord yet. No, I have not talked to him yet. No, I have not talked to the landlord yet. No, we haven't talked to him yet. No, we haven't talked to the landlord yet. No, we have not talked to him yet. No, we have not talked to the landlord yet.

Did you read the classifieds?

No, I haven't read them yet. No, I haven't read the classifieds yet. No, I have not read them yet. No, I have not read the classifieds yet. No, we haven't read them yet. No, we haven't read the classifieds yet. No, we have not read them yet. No, we have not read the classifieds yet.

Have you taken a day off?

No, I haven't taken a day off yet. No, I haven't taken one yet. No, I have not taken a day off yet. No, I have not taken one yet. No, we haven't taken a day off yet. No, we haven't taken one yet. No, we have not taken a day off yet. No, we have not taken one yet.

The negative form 'Still' - 'Yet' Transitive and intransitive verbs

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'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Has the realtor called you back?

No, he hasn't called me back yet. No, he has not called me back yet. No, he hasn't called us back yet. No, he has not called us back yet.

Have they seen the house for sale?

No, they haven't seen it yet. No, they haven't seen the house yet. No, they haven't seen the house for sale yet. No, they have not seen it yet. No, they have not seen the house yet. No, they have not seen the house for sale yet.

Did you measure the living room?

No, I haven't measured it yet. No, I haven't measured the living room yet. No, I have not measured it yet. No, I have not measured the living room yet. No, we haven't measured it yet. No, we haven't measured the living room yet. No, we have not measured the living room yet. No, we have not measured it yet.

The negative form

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'Still' - 'Yet'

'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

The main postpositions

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Have you taken out a loan?

No, I haven't taken one out yet. No, I haven't taken out a loan yet. No, I have not taken one out yet. No, I have not taken out a loan yet. No, we haven't taken one out yet. No, we haven't taken out a loan yet. No, we have not taken out a loan yet. No, we have not taken one out yet.

Did she ask about the rent?

No, she hasn't asked yet. No, she hasn't asked about it yet. No, she hasn't asked about the rent yet. No, she has not asked yet. No, she has not asked about it yet. No, she has not asked about the rent yet.

Have you thought it over?

No, I haven't thought it over yet. No, I have not thought it over yet. No, we haven't thought it over yet. No, we have not thought it over yet.

The negative form

'Still' - 'Yet'

'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

Dictation [2 exercises] 1

1 2 3 4 5 6

You go visit a house in the suburbs. It is small but nice, with a basement and a backyard. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher. The bathroom is in excellent condition. You decide to take it immediately. You pay the security deposit and move in a week later. 'To go' and 'to come' + infinitive

2

1 2 3 4 5 6

Compound adjectives

The main postpositions

Bob put an ad in the newspaper. It read like this: Medical student wants apartment in downtown Washington. Near stores and transportation. Maximum $600 a month. Call in the evening after nine.

Word Order with speech recognition [6 exercises] 1

there are all kinds of small animals in people's there are all kinds of small animals in people's backyards.

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I love cooking, so I spend lots of time in I love cooking, so I spend lots of time in the kitchen Verbs without a continuous form

3

kitchen

'Hour' - 'Time' - 'O'clock'

Although scratched, the diamond is worth Although scratched, the diamond is worth millions Invariable cardinal numbers

4

Uses of 'so'

the

millions of of dollars

dollars

American money

most people keep their wine bottles in the most people keep their wine bottles in the cellar

cellar

The impersonal structure

5

I need to I need to save

save money, so I'm on a money, so I'm on a tight budget

Use of 'so' to express a goal

6

Don't use your car, Don't use your car, public

tight

budget

Uses of 'so'

public transportation is less transportation is less expensive!

The negative imperative

expensive!

Regular comparatives

Text Transformation [1 exercises] 1

Put the following text into the present conditional. Every day, I read the newspaper ads to find a new place to live. I visit different apartments and I meet lots of landlords. It's interesting to visit nice apartments in big buildings. I spend my life moving from one apartment building to the next. Every day, I would read the newspaper ads to find a new place to live. I'd visit different apartments and I'd meet lots of landlords. It would be interesting to visit nice apartments in big buildings. I'd spend my life moving from one apartment building to the next. Construction of the present conditional

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Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

You continue your search. You get an offer to visit a house and you accept. Once inside: "So, do you like it?" Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet.

2

What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again.

3

Here they are.

You can add some. There isn't any.

5 5 5

Yes, unfortunately.

5 5 5

Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes.

5

3 4 5

Here is the kitchen. It is very well equipped, as you can see. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small.

4

2 2 2

Would you like to see the backyard? 6 6 6

No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek.

6

There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar?

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There it is. Through the kitchen. No, unfortunately.

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Would you like to know the financial particulars? 9 8 8

I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price?

8

$1,200 a month plus two months' rent for the agency. It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it.

9

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

It is not easy to find a place to live. When are you planning to move in? In January. Next month. As soon as possible.

10

10 10 10

And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place.

11

You won't get much for that.

11 11 11

What will you do if you don't find anything? 13 13 12

I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while.

12

11 9 9

Can you stay much longer? 13 13 13

Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks.

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Have you ever thought of putting in an ad yourself? 14 14 14

No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea.

14

Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right.

15

You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate?

16

8% annually.

16 16 16

You don't have to.

17 17 17

The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it.

18

You should think about it.

You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure?

17

15 15 15

Yes, of course. Twice as much as the rent.

18 18 18

You could always go to the city suburbs. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown.

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19

You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

Mystery Phrase [14 exercises] 1

A place with cooking facilities. kitchen

2

A closet with shelves. cabinet

3

A usual place for storing wine. cellar

4

To travel back and forth regularly. commute

5

The bottom floor of the house. downstairs

6

To begin to occupy a dwelling. move in

7

Having scrapes or marks. scratched

8

A quick look. peek

9

Money set aside for a purpose. budget

10

Money given as security or partial payment. deposit

11

Every year. annually

12

Residential areas outside a large city. suburbs

13

Good fortune. luck

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Floor or wall covering, usually in squares. tiles

Seeing the USA (22 activity (ies) 02:23:17) Keywords [17 word(s)] area by bus by plane by train to familiarize (v.) to find one's way around to fit in (v.) helpful immigrant neighbor newcomer relationship subway superficial typical unfriendly to welcome (v.)

Dialogue: Explore [1 exercises] 1

You are thinking of visiting the United States; what place are you going to visit? California.

Ah, San Francisco! Los Angeles! They're beautiful cities!

2 2

The East Coast. Florida.

2

How do you plan to travel? 3 3 4

By bus. By train. By plane.

3

2

Why don't you take the plane? I want to enjoy the scenery. I'm afraid of hijackers. Because I get airsick.

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There aren't any hijackers anymore!

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6 6 6

4

Which airline did you choose? 5 5

United Airlines. TWA.

5

What about the reservations? 6 6 6

I already booked a seat. I already have my ticket. The travel agency is taking care of everything.

6

What are you thinking of doing at home tonight? 7 8 9

Watching television. Talking with friends. Reading books and magazines.

7

Which channel are you going to watch? 10 10 10

One of the networks. The music channel. Public television.

8

What are you going to talk about? Politics. The weather. Business.

9

Your conversations are always so serious!

11 11 11

Which ones? Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist.

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Which programs are you going to watch? 13 13 13

A movie. A science special. Baseball.

11

Are you fitting in? Yes, I am. No, I'm not.

12

13 13

You're so unsociable!

Do you have any trouble reading and understanding English? 13 13

Some trouble. No trouble at all.

13

What do you do when you go out in the evening? I go to a nightclub. I eat out in a restaurant. I go to the movies.

14

14 14 14

What time do you usually come back home? Around midnight. At 2 or 3 a.m. By 11 p.m.

Word Pronunciation [17 word(s)] area by bus by plane by train to familiarize to find one's way around to fit in helpful immigrant neighbor newcomer relationship subway superficial

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typical unfriendly to welcome

Sentence Pronunciation [39 sentence(s)] California. The East Coast. Florida. By bus. By train. By plane. I want to enjoy the scenery. I'm afraid of hijackers. Because I get airsick. United Airlines. TWA. I already booked a seat. I already have my ticket. The travel agency is taking care of everything. Watching television. Talking with friends. Reading books and magazines. One of the networks. The music channel. Public television. Politics. The weather. Business. Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist. A movie. A science special. Baseball. Yes, I am. No, I'm not. Some trouble. No trouble at all. I go to a nightclub. I eat out in a restaurant. I go to the movies. Around midnight. At 2 or 3 a.m. By 11 p.m.

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Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [5 exercises] 1 weather vehicle lightning news thunder monsoon

2 business pleasure illness movie voyage marriage

3 a nightclub a rest room a cashier a train station a sports stadium a government office

4 eat out in a restaurant go camping have a seat sleep like a log watch television play sports

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5 go to the movies sell a car take a vacation make your bed receive mail draw a picture

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

You are thinking of visiting the United States; what place are you going to visit? California.

Ah, San Francisco! Los Angeles! They're beautiful cities!

2 2

The East Coast. Florida.

2

How do you plan to travel? 3 3 4

By bus. By train. By plane.

3

Why don't you take the plane? I want to enjoy the scenery. I'm afraid of hijackers. Because I get airsick.

4

There aren't any hijackers anymore!

6 6 6

Which airline did you choose? 5 5

United Airlines. TWA.

5

2

What about the reservations? 6 6 6

I already booked a seat. I already have my ticket. The travel agency is taking care of everything.

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What are you thinking of doing at home tonight? 7 8 9

Watching television. Talking with friends. Reading books and magazines.

7

Which channel are you going to watch? One of the networks. The music channel. Public television.

8

What are you going to talk about? Politics. The weather. Business.

9

10 10 10

Your conversations are always so serious!

Which ones? 12 12 12

Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist.

10

Which programs are you going to watch? 13 13 13

A movie. A science special. Baseball.

11

Are you fitting in? Yes, I am. No, I'm not.

12

11 11 11

13 13

You're so unsociable!

Do you have any trouble reading and understanding English? Some trouble. No trouble at all.

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What do you do when you go out in the evening? 14 14 14

I go to a nightclub. I eat out in a restaurant. I go to the movies.

14

What time do you usually come back home? Around midnight. At 2 or 3 a.m. By 11 p.m.

The Right Word with speech recognition [2 exercises] 1

A nightclub is a place to go dancing with friends. doctor's office bedroom rodeo insurance convention theater

2

The airline found out that sabotage caused their plane to crash. caretaker dog trainer software company journalists telephone operators

Word Association [1 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their antonyms on the right. cramped best most gigantic serious

spacious worst least miniscule trivial

Phonetics Exercise [1 phoneme(s)]

eI

train plane afraid agency play baseball way

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

'Which' - 'What'

2

Uses of 'so'

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The notion of means

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Words and Functions [2 exercises] 1

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. Are you looking for a new career? Become a make-up artist in just five weeks. Our training course covers various aspects of make-up application. We will make you into a make-up artist for every occasion. Beauty salon customers will appreciate you for your skills. You will be able to offer them all kinds of services, from daily cosmetics application to glamorous make-up for their special events, such as weddings. Another option for you is to become a nail artist in a beauty salon. We also offer a nail care course which covers all aspects of nail design, manicures and pedicures. Come and discover your new career! Subject pronouns you We You

We

Possessive determiners your their your Our Object pronouns you them you

2

you

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. Recently, I improved my reading speed enormously. Since then, I have read many more novels than I usually read in a short period of time. I have reduced the time it takes me to read the newspaper in the morning, and I even remember everything I read. How did I do it, you ask? I took a speed-reading course on a CD-ROM! The course allowed me to learn at my own pace. I practiced speed-reading using the very effective step-by-step exercises on my home computer. The course has taught me to focus more when I read, and it has helped me to recall all the information better than before. Simple preterite improved did I do

took

allowed

Present perfect have reduced have read

has taught

Present indicative takes remember read

read

Infinitive to learn to read

to focus

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ask

practiced

has helped

read

to recall

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Grammar Practice [1 exercises] 1

Reformulate as in the example. Example: because he works hard

by working hard

through patience

by being patient

thanks to travel

by traveling by travelling

because of preparation

by preparing

thanks to a reservation

by reserving

after we talked

by talking

because you write

by writing

The notion of means

Fill-in-the-Blanks [5 exercises] 1

The travel agency is taking care of everything. It always remains very serious. I only work on mornings. I want to finish my studies.

2

Which airline did you choose? Which channel are you going to watch? What kind of place is it? What time do you usually come back home? What city do you decide to live in? 'Kind of' followed by a noun

3

You live in cramped conditions. What do you do on weekends? What are you doing at home tonight? What are you going to talk about ? What time do you usually come back home? Around midnight. The prepositions 'in' and 'at'

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What programs are you going to watch ? I eat out in a restaurant. It'll help my career. I want to enjoy the scenery. Why don't you take the plane?

5

Stop being so difficult; you'll have a great time! How are you liking your time in Germany? She's feeling a little tired today. Haven't you been wanting to visit the Empire State Building? Yes, I'm thinking about going tomorrow. Verbs without a continuous form: exceptions

Sentence Practice [6 exercises] 1

Answer the question as in the example. Example: I didn't see the last episode.

Which episodes did you see?

He doesn't like Detroit.

Which cities does he like? Which city does he like? What cities does he like? What city does he like? Which towns does he like? Which town does he like? What towns does he like? What town does he like?

We never watch that channel.

Which channels do you watch? Which channel do you watch? What channel do you watch? What channels do you watch?

She doesn't read the Gazette.

What does she read? What newspaper does she read? What paper does she read? Which newspaper does she read? Which does she read?

Interrogative words

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'Which' - 'What'

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: I didn't see the last episode. They've never played baseball.

What sports have they played? What sport have they played? Which sports have they played? Which sport have they played? What have they played?

She doesn't speak Portuguese.

What language does she speak? What languages does she speak? Which language does she speak? Which languages does she speak? What does she speak?

We never eat at Frank's Restaurant.

What restaurant do you eat at? Which restaurant do you eat at? What restaurants do you eat at? Which restaurants do you eat at? At which restaurant do you eat? At what restaurant do you eat? At which restaurants do you eat? At what restaurants do you eat?

Interrogative words

3

Which episodes did you see?

'Which' - 'What'

Answer the question as in the example. Example: I didn't see the last episode.

Which episodes did you see?

I'm not taking business classes.

What classes are you taking? Which classes are you taking? What are you taking?

He doesn't work Tuesdays.

Which days does he work? Which day does he work? What days does he work? What day does he work?

They don't like that guy.

Which guy do they like? Which guys do they like?

Interrogative words

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'Which' - 'What'

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: It's very difficult. I can't understand it. New York is very big. He can't find his way around it.

New York is so big that he can't find his way around it.

The city is very crowded. She goes to the country every weekend.

The city is so crowded that she goes to the country every weekend.

The traffic is horrible. They take the subway.

The traffic is so horrible that they take the subway.

Uses of 'so'

5

It's so difficult that I can't understand it.

Absolute superlative

Answer the question as in the example. Example: It's very difficult. I can't understand it. This job pays well. I can stop playing the lottery.

This job pays so well that I can stop playing the lottery.

The benefits are excellent. I think I'll stay.

The benefits are so excellent that I think I'll stay.

The competition was fierce. I didn't think I'd be hired.

The competition was so fierce that I didn't think I'd be hired.

Uses of 'so'

6

It's so difficult that I can't understand it.

Absolute superlative

Verbs expressing stages of an action

Answer the question as in the example. Example: It's very difficult. I can't understand it.

It's so difficult that I can't understand it.

The neighbors are very friendly. We can't get rid of them.

The neighbors are so friendly that we can't get rid of them.

The grass grows well. We have to mow it once a week.

The grass grows so well that we have to mow it once a week.

This house is luxurious. I can't pay the mortgage.

This house is so luxurious that I can't pay the mortgage.

Uses of 'so'

Absolute superlative

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Dictation [1 exercises] 1

1 2 3 4 5 6

Once upon a time, there was a young woman looking for work. She lived in a tiny studio in a large city. One day on the train she helped an old man. Two weeks later she received a phone call from him. He asked her to come to his office. It turned out he was a company president and gave her a job! 'To be' and 'to have': preterite The main postpositions

The prepositions 'in' and 'at'

'Last' - 'Later' - 'Latter'

Word Order with speech recognition [7 exercises] 1

a vow a vow of

2

The Florida Marlins won the baseball World Series The Florida Marlins won the baseball World Series in 1997.

3

Cinderella didn't make it Cinderella didn't make it home

4

movies allow you to escape reality and see a movies allow you to escape reality and see a different world

5

there are magazines on every single topic there are magazines on every single topic that exists

6

despite hijackers, flying remains the safest flying remains the safest means of transportation

of silence makes conversations difficult silence makes conversations difficult

Absolute superlative

7

home by by midnight

in

1997.

midnight

different

that exists on on earth.

means

of

world.

earth.

transportation

Singular nouns in '-s'

I would love a one-way ticket to a deserted I would love a one-way ticket to a deserted island

island

Verbs without a continuous form

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Text Transformation [1 exercises] 1

Form questions using "what" or "which." Alice is doing a training course in the United States. There are many things that she enjoys about San Francisco. She finds some things superficial. She believes that there are different methods of learning English. The students are studying. Politics is her favorite topic of conversation. In her spare time, she has other activities. What is Alice doing in the United States? What are the many things that she enjoys about San Francisco? Which things does she find superficial? What are the different methods that she believes there are of learning English? What are the students studying? What is her favorite topic of conversation? Which other activities does she have in her spare time? Interrogative words 'Which' - 'What' Nationalities: capital letters

The verb 'to be'

Names of countries: capital letters

Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

You are thinking of visiting the United States; what place are you going to visit? California.

Ah, San Francisco! Los Angeles! They're beautiful cities!

2 2

The East Coast. Florida.

2

How do you plan to travel? 3 3 4

By bus. By train. By plane.

3

Why don't you take the plane? I want to enjoy the scenery. I'm afraid of hijackers. Because I get airsick.

4

2

There aren't any hijackers anymore!

6 6 6

Which airline did you choose? United Airlines. TWA.

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5

What about the reservations? 6 6 6

I already booked a seat. I already have my ticket. The travel agency is taking care of everything.

6

What are you thinking of doing at home tonight? Watching television. Talking with friends. Reading books and magazines.

7

7 8 9

Which channel are you going to watch? One of the networks. The music channel. Public television.

8

What are you going to talk about? Politics. The weather. Business.

9

10 10 10

Your conversations are always so serious!

Which ones? 12 12 12

Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist.

10

11 11 11

Which programs are you going to watch? 13 13 13

A movie. A science special. Baseball.

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11

Are you fitting in? Yes, I am. No, I'm not.

12

13 13

You're so unsociable!

Do you have any trouble reading and understanding English? 13 13

Some trouble. No trouble at all.

13

What do you do when you go out in the evening? I go to a nightclub. I eat out in a restaurant. I go to the movies.

14

14 14 14

What time do you usually come back home? Around midnight. At 2 or 3 a.m. By 11 p.m.

Mystery Phrase [6 exercises] 1

The opposite of noon. midnight

2

A typical American game played on a field between two teams. baseball

3

One who takes illegal control of an airplane. hijacker

4

Ill inside an airplane. airsick

5

Difficulty, a problem. trouble

6

Approximately. around

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Video and Questions [1 exercises] The number of people who travel by plane today is considerable. Did you know that every five seconds a passenger walks up to a check-in counter? Once your luggage is checked in, you can make your way to the duty-free shop, then to the boarding lounge where you can finally get on the plane that is on the runway. The stewardess offers you a warm welcome. Get comfortable in your seat, fasten your seat belt, relax and wait for the stewardess to bring you a refreshment and something to eat. You can even sleep a little, the seats are so comfortable these days. Unless you don’t feel very safe in planes! In that case, pay attention to the safety instructions and the crew’s demonstration that tells you what you must do in case of an emergency. Fortunately, you’ve got a place next to the emergency exit! You’d be the first one to jump out if everything you imagine actually took place. But you’d first have the responsibility of opening the door! A difficult task to assume! Despite your apprehension, you should know that the airplane is one of the safest means of transportation. Another aircraft that is just in front of yours has probably already taken on board new passengers or maybe another cargo. It is getting ready to take off. Nowadays, refueling can be done in under an hour. The plane has become a means of transport almost as common as the others, so much so that when one lands, another takes off from another runway. Just imagine all those people in the air at the same time, all those meals to be served, all those suitcases to be sorted out and all those passports to be controlled! The stations are also packed with people. In cities, most of the passengers are actually commuters who are making their way to work. A century ago, the train occupied the place that the airplane has today. Apart from the minimal risk of a derailment or a murder on the Orient-Express, the train is also a very safe means of transport. Going from one city to another can, however, be a perilous adventure: what with the possible delays, strikes, train cancellations, power failures or even flooded stations, your journey can turn into a real assault course! Despite all this, you can relax in the train, even sleep, read the newspaper, make friends with other passengers, watch the countryside go by. . . If you’re not in a hurry, there’s immediate boarding for a cruise in the South Pacific! Be careful you don’t get seasick! The captain and his crew wish you a pleasant stay on board their boat and inform you of the activities and games organized throughout the crossing. Have a nice trip!

1

How often does a passenger walk up to a check-in counter? Every five seconds Every two weeks Every five minutes Every five millennia Every four seconds

2

Where can you go after your luggage is checked in? To the duty-free shop To the boarding lounge Home To a dance club On a date To your business meeting

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3

In the video, what two things will the attendant bring you? A refreshment Something to eat The Wall Street Journal A teddy bear Your slippers A bottle of champagne

4

Despite your apprehension of flying, what should you know? The airplane is one of the safest means of transport. The airplane will crash and burn. Man was not meant to fly. The airplane is one of the most dangerous means of transport. The airplane will fly at a height of 30,000 feet.

5

What four things does the narrator ask you to imagine about air travel? All those people in the air at the same time All those meals to be served All those suitcases to be sorted out All those passports to be controlled All those headaches from so much action All those complaints from unhappy passengers All those vacation destinations All those on-board movies

6

In cities, who uses the train the most? Commuters making their way to work Lost tourists Lorry drivers Farmers with their cattle

7

What is considered a minimal risk on trains? Derailments Mosquito bites A talkative neighbor Catching the flu Finding a pot of gold

8

According to the video, what are four things you can do on the train? Relax and even sleep. Read the newspaper and make friends. Obtain a university diploma and become a professor. Organize a party and dance all night. Order pizza and drink a beer. Record a song and become a punk rocker.

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What is the ship's destination in the video? The South Pacific The North Pole Montana A desert island

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What can you experience throughout the crossing? Activities Games The flu Western dancing The lambada A raise in your salary

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