ADVANCED UNIT 7 (B2)

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ADVANCED UNIT 7 (B2)

Activity group(s): 2 Number of exercises: 225

Advanced Unit 7a (20 activity (ies) 02:25:38) 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

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

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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

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

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7 commute transfer move in invade take out carry along

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

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

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Here they are.

You can add some. There isn't any.

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Yes, unfortunately.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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$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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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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?

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You should think about it.

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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.

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

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

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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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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.

Sentence Pronunciation [38 sentence(s)] Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet. The kitchen. The bedrooms again. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes. I already took a peek. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar? Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it. As soon as possible. Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while. One month at most. No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea. 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? How much for a house? 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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b

by building big cabinets probably buy

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?" 2 2 2

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

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

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You can add some. There isn't any.

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Yes, unfortunately.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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$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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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?

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8% annually.

You don't have to.

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

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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?

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

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

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You could use your car. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

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

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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

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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.

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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'

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

Construction of the present conditional

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'Yet' - 'Not yet'

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'As much as' - 'As many as'

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Final prepositions

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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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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

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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

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

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.

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

kitchen

Verbs without a continuous form

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Uses of 'so'

the

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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'

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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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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

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

'Still' - 'Yet'

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The impersonal structure

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The perfect conditional

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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

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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

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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Auxiliaries

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Dictation [2 exercises] 1

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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

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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.

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. Friends and relatives. What is the interest rate? What floor is it on? No more than eight hundred. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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8% annually. Third floor. You won't get much for that.

What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again. What floor is it on? How does it look? Do you have any places to rent? I'm looking for housing. One month at most.

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3 4 Here they are. Third floor. Come and visit it.

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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. Yes, probably. One month at most. Is there a security deposit? Is today possible? Wednesday.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance. Yes, of course.

Yes, unfortunately.

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There are plenty of nice areas.

You don't have to.

Would you like to see the backyard? No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek. What is the rent? Only one. No, I hadn't. What is the interest rate? In January.

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Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes. What are the monthly payments? It would have to be a nice area. You're right. I'm not interested. I have no savings.

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You can add some. There isn't any.

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8% annually.

There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar? Building managers. I don't like big buildings. Through an agency. It depends on the place. That's a good idea.

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

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Too bad. Goodbye.

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Would you like to know the financial particulars? I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price? What about traffic? By word of mouth. An apartment. Wednesday. I'm calling about the ad.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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There are plenty of nice areas. No, I don't have any.

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. Only two years? Two bedrooms. It would mean a lot of commuting. I'm not interested. One month at most.

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Think it over and good luck.

$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. The bathroom. It would have to be a nice area. I'd prefer a house. A house. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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9 8

10 10 Yes, of course.

And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place. That's a good idea. Maybe later. Tomorrow would do. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I haven't seen everything yet.

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You won't get much for that.

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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. The bedrooms again. How much for a house? Tomorrow would do. Yes, please. Quite big, yes.

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13 13 Come and visit it. Yes, of course.

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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. Two. What floor is it on? I don't want to be too far from downtown. Only two years? By word of mouth.

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Here they are. Twice as much as the rent.

Can you stay much longer? Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks. How does it look? Is today possible? It's in bad condition. Yes, it looks great. Is there a security deposit?

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Third floor. 10 miles isn't too far. Yes, of course.

Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right. I don't like driving. As soon as possible. How does it look? It depends on the place. Is there a security deposit?

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Think it over and good luck. Come and visit it. Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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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? By word of mouth. Quite big, yes. An apartment. I already took a peek. Friends and relatives.

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8% annually.

You don't have to.

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No, unfortunately.

Yes, of course.

The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it. An apartment. I need three of them. The bedrooms again. The one in the New York magazine. Newspaper ads.

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You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure? With a wine cellar? I need three of them. Next month. In January. Is today possible?

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You should think about it.

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

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Here they are.

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. Yes, please. I'm not planning to buy. The tiles are scratched. Tomorrow would do. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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There are plenty of nice areas. 10 miles isn't too far. You should think about it. Yes, unfortunately.

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You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right. Do you have any places to rent? What are the monthly payments? Neighborhood associations. Is there a security deposit? Fifteen hundred a month.

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

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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

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To begin to occupy a dwelling. move in

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Having scrapes or marks. scratched

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A quick look. peek

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Money set aside for a purpose. budget

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Money given as security or partial payment. deposit

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Every year. annually

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Residential areas outside a large city. suburbs

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Good fortune. luck

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Floor or wall covering, usually in squares. tiles

Advanced Unit 7b (20 activity (ies) 02:05:42) 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.)

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

2 business pleasure illness movie voyage marriage

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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

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

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!

The East Coast. Florida.

2

2 2 2

How do you plan to travel? 3 3 4

By bus. By train. By plane.

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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!

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

6 6 6

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

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11 11 11

9

Which ones? 12 12 12

Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist.

10

Which programs are you going to watch? A movie. A science special. Baseball.

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

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13 13 13

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? 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.

Sentence Pronunciation [37 sentence(s)] California. The East Coast. Florida. By bus. By train. By plane.

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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. 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.

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

'Which' - 'What'

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2

Uses of 'so'

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3

The notion of means

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

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

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2

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

Phonetics Exercise [1 phoneme(s)]

eI

train plane afraid agency play baseball way

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!

The East Coast. Florida.

2

2 2

How do you plan to travel? By bus. By train. By plane.

3

3 3 4

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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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? 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.

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

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

of silence makes conversations difficult silence makes conversations difficult

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home by by midnight

in

1997.

midnight

different

that exists on on earth.

world.

earth.

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

7

means

of

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

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

Construction of the passive

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2

Use of the passive

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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'

Auxiliaries

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2

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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4

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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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!

The East Coast. Florida. The surface area of the United States. The wide-open spaces. I'm a businessman. United Airlines. I play tennis.

2

2 2

How do you plan to travel? 3 3

By bus. By train. By plane. Business Management. Politics. It'll help my career. An internship in a bank. Around midnight.

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3

Why don't you take the plane? I want to enjoy the scenery. I'm afraid of hijackers. Because I get airsick. A movie. Watching television. Finance. I play sports. Newsweek.

4

There aren't any hijackers anymore!

Which airline did you choose? United Airlines. TWA. By 11 p.m. I go to the movies. The way the people welcome you. It'll help my career. A movie.

5

6 6

5 5

What about the reservations? I already booked a seat. I already have my ticket. The travel agency is taking care of everything. Business.

6 6 Your conversations are always so serious!

Florida. I eat out in a restaurant. I play tennis. Washington.

6

What are you thinking of doing at home tonight? Watching television. Talking with friends. Reading books and magazines. I live in a furnished room. During an intensive training course. Because I get airsick. By train. A bungalow.

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7 8 It's better than a hotel, isn't it?

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Which channel are you going to watch? 10 10

One of the networks. The music channel. Public television. At 2 or 3 a.m. It'll help my career. Because I get airsick. The gigantic size of this country. An internship in a computer company.

8

What are you going to talk about? Politics. The weather. Business. My company sent me. I'm doing history research. At 2 or 3 a.m. A studio apartment. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

9

11 11 Your conversations are always so serious!

You live in cramped conditions!

Which ones? Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal. The Economist. It'll help my career. I eat out in a restaurant. I play tennis. A three-room apartment. I go to a nightclub.

10

12 12

Which programs are you going to watch? 13 13

A movie. A science special. Baseball. During an intensive training course. I already booked a seat. My company sent me. I want to enjoy the scenery. I already have my ticket.

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Are you fitting in? Yes, I am. No, I'm not. Politics. I'm a financial director. A three-room apartment. Studying books. People in the street.

12

13 13

You're so unsociable!

Do you have any trouble reading and understanding English? Some trouble. No trouble at all. Studying books. The surface area of the United States. People in my office. By train. I play tennis.

13

13 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. I'm a businessman. Florida. By plane. The travel agency is taking care of everything. With friends.

14

14 14

What time do you usually come back home? Around midnight. At 2 or 3 a.m. By 11 p.m. United Airlines. A three-room apartment. I'm a financial director. New York. The way the people welcome you.

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The city of the future!

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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

Cultural Texts [2 cultural text(s)] 1

Hearst Castle Hearst Castle / masterpiece / publisher / William Randolph Hearst / Julia Morgan / The Enchanted Hill / Mediterranean Revival style / Venetian glass / splendor

Hearst's estate Hearst Castle in California is considered a masterpiece of American architecture. Wealthy newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst wanted a dream home. This 'little something,' as he called it, was the magnificent Hearst Castle. Construction started in 1919, continuing until Hearst's death in 1951. Designed by American architect Julia Morgan, it was built at Camp Hill in the Santa Lucia Mountains overlooking San Simeon Bay. Hearst renamed the breathtaking site La Cuesta Encantada, 'The Enchanted Hill.' The estate's main house, 'Casa Grande,' was of Mediterranean Revival style with towers inspired by a Spanish cathedral. By the time it was finished, Hearst's dream home had 165 rooms, 127 acres of gardens, terraces, walkways and pools and one of the largest private art collections in the world! One of the pools, the Roman Pool, was even lined with Venetian glass and gold! With such splendor, it's no surprise that Hearst Castle is often referred to as 'America's Castle!'

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Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone / national park / acres / geysers / volcanic activity / volcano / eruption / crater / wildlife / endangered

A geyser blows its top Yellowstone was declared the world's first national park in 1872. Yellowstone National Park is very large. It covers over two million acres, and is situated mostly in Wyoming, but also in Montana and Idaho. In Yellowstone, there are more geysers than in the rest of the world combined! The most famous of these is called 'Old Faithful.' These geysers are evidence of volcanic activity. Yellowstone has an active volcano. The last eruption left a crater big enough to cover half the park! You can also find plenty of protected wildlife in Yellowstone. It is home to the grizzly bear and the bald eagle, as well as the endangered gray wolf. There are five species of animals listed as threatened or endangered in the park. On average, over two million people a year visit Yellowstone, making it one of America's most popular and fascinating natural wonders!

Riddles [8 exercises] 1

Name a famous American castle. Hearst Castle Hints: It is an architectural masterpiece. It is in California. It's name starts with 'H.' Cultural text: Hearst Castle (Art and Architecture )

2

Who built Hearst Castle? William Randolph Hearst Hints: He was wealthy. He was a newspaper publisher. The castle is named after him. Cultural text: Hearst Castle (Art and Architecture )

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What did William Randolph Hearst call the place where his castle was built? The Enchanted Hill Hints: It overlooks San Simeon Bay. It is in the Santa Lucia Mountains. It was originally called Camp Hill. Cultural text: Hearst Castle (Art and Architecture )

4

What architectural style was Hearst castle? Mediterranean Revival style Hints: The 'Casa Grande' was in this style. A Spanish cathedral inspired it. It was a revival style. Cultural text: Hearst Castle (Art and Architecture )

5

Which park was the world's first national park? Yellowstone Hints: This park is in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It was declared a national park in 1872. This park has a color in its name. Cultural text: Yellowstone National Park (Geography )

6

What is 'Old Faithful?' A geyser Hints: This is evidence of volcanic activity. Yellowstone has more of these than the rest of the world combined. It begins with 'G.' Cultural text: Yellowstone National Park (Geography )

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What do geysers show the presence of in Yellowstone National Park? A volcano Hints: This is 'active' in Yellowstone. This left a big crater when it last erupted. This begins with 'V.' Cultural text: Yellowstone National Park (Geography )

8

What is protected in Yellowstone National Park? Wildlife Hints: The grizzly bear is an example of this. The bald eagle is an example of this. The gray wolf is an example of this. Cultural text: Yellowstone National Park (Geography )

Video and Questions [1 exercises] Welcome to New York, in the State of New York, on the east coast of the United States! The Statue of Liberty is one of the American symbols as well known as Coca-Cola, Mickey Mouse and yellow taxis. Here, in the business district of Wall Street, thousands of people hope to have the same dream come true: the American Dream. Here, in the heart of the Big Apple, in the middle of the most famous cityscape, people wait eagerly. They hope to become very rich overnight. New York at night seems like a real labyrinth of endless avenues and streets. The avenues are directed from north to south according to the ancient Roman system. The streets run, like the sun, from east to west. The city of New York was founded on the southern tip of Manhattan Island, which was bought from the Indians. After the War of Independence and with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, the city was heavily developed. New York is a city built on granite, a very strong stone. This has helped the architects' work who, limited by space, have had to maximize every square inch by building upward. Fifth Avenue, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, its shops and luxurious apartments, is one of the most famous avenues in the city. New York is not only home to a great number of movie stars, but is also herself the star of several movies. Woody Allen's film "Manhattan" is a homage to the city he loves. "West Side Story" was set here, as was "The Godfather", with Marlon Brando and Robert de Niro. And of course, everyone remembers King Kong climbing the Empire State Building. New York is also known for music. This town is as lively, as cosmopolitan and as innovative as this music. New York is the epicurean's paradise, since excellent restaurants and very fashionable nightclubs can be found here. However, the New Yorkers are said to be impolite people. Look at the traffic in the streets, we can only see a huge tide of yellow cabs! They accelerate and brake abruptly.

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Their passengers are in such a hurry to go dancing that they sometimes forget to say "hello" and "thank you", even though it's well known that Americans like saying "Have a nice day!" Just like any other city dweller, the New Yorker is stressed. Nevertheless, he can find a haven of peace in Central Park. But does he ever manage to relax and forget he's chasing the American Dream? Or is it rather that the American Dream is chasing him. . .? In the end, whether in New York, Paris, London, Madrid or Tokyo. . . we're all chasing a dream!

1

What is the best title for this video? 'The Big Apple and the American Dream' 'The Godfather 5' 'The Streets of Manhattan' 'A Night Out in New York City'

2

Why is New York the place to be for gourmets? Because of the quality of its restaurants Because it has beautiful beaches Because a lot of classical music is played there Because there are a lot of museums there

3

What is the Big Apple? New York City Manhattan Wall Street A new cereal

4

What symbol of America can we see at the start of the video? The Statue of Liberty Mickey Mouse Yellow cabs The Sears Tower

5

Which of the following is not a characteristic of New York? Avenues run east to west. It is a multi-ethnic city. There are many skyscrapers there. It is associated with rap music.

6

According to the video, which of the following is true about New York? Development increased due to the Erie Canal. Settlers never paid the Indians for the land. It is the capital of the USA. It is associated with classical music.

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According to the video, which of the following is false? New Yorkers are friendly people. One can eat well in NYC. New York is a popular place for making movies. The city has 8 billion inhabitants.

8

One would expect an address on Fifth Avenue to be... respectable. cheap. dangerous. difficult to find.

9

Why did the granite soil help New York architects? Because they needed a lot of stone to make skyscrapers Because it is easy to dig Because diamonds were not available Because it was good for agriculture

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