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People watching

Stage 4
Identifying people
I Exist multe modaliti diferite de a identifica i descrie persoanele.

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their job how they look their relationships their nationality Stabilii care dintre modalitile de identificare de mai sus corespund urmtoarelor propoziii. 1 Birgitta is the German girl who's staying with us for a few days. 2 That tall, slim girl over there is Roberta. |_ 3 This is my wife, Carola.

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4 Helen is our new marketing manager. |_ 2 Ascultai nregistrarea. Vei auzi mai multe persoane discutnd la o petrecere. Ce modalitate de descriere folosete al doilea vorbitor din fiecare dialog? Conversation How they look Relationship Nationality lob Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Speaker 6

Grammar:
Folosim this pentru un obiect sau o persoan aflat n apropiere de noi. Folosim these pentru mai multe obiecte sau persoane aflate n apropiere de noi.

Is this young man yourson?


Folosim that pentru un obiect sau o persoan aflat la oarecare distan de noi.

Wftat's in that box on your desk? These shoes here are all in the sale.
Folosim those pentru mai multe obiecte sau persoane aflate la oarecare distan de noi.

Lookl Those people are running for the train.


See Grammar Bank English in 20 minutes a day 145

3 n toate propoziiile de mai jos exist greeli. Privii imaginile pe care le nsoesc i corectai greelile. B f Are that your CjP V shoes here?

Do you know?
Folosim here pentru lucruri i persoane aflate lng noi. Here is my ticket - in my bagi Folosim there sau over there pentru lucruri i persoane aflate la oarecare distan de noi. Who is that good-looking man over there?

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This i that sunt folosite n multe expresii n engleza vorbit. Ascultai nregistrarea i completai spaiile cu this sau that. 1 Somebody is very angry. '............does it! I'm never going to talk to you again!' 2 Two people are talking about their weekend. A: What did you do on Saturday? B: Oh.............and.............Nothing special, really. 3 A group of students are going into an important exam. 'Well............is it, everyone. Good lude!' 4 Two people are talking about their friend, Ron. A: I see Ron's late again. B: Well.............'s Ron for you! 146 English in 20 minutes a day

Is this yours?
I V place s v mbrcai dup ultima mod, sau credei c e mai important s purtai haine comode? Ce purtai n clipa asta? Gsii n urmtoarea list ce anume purtai. a shirt a blouse trousers a skirt a dress a T-shirt a jacket a tie a hat shoes socks trainers sandals boots a sweater shorts 2 Cnd descriem ce poart cineva, putem descrie modelul hainelor. Gsii adjectivul potrivit pentru fiecare articol de mbrcminte. checked short striped long

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A ... jacket. 3^, 3 Ascultai nregistrarea cu Joan, fiul ei, John, i fiica ei, Sally. Ei sorteaz nite haine vechi. Cui i aparin hainele? Scriei n tabel. English in 20 minutes a day 147

Gramm,
Possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns n englez exist dou modaliti de a descrie posesia. I Adjectiv posesiv + substantiv: my ll's my computer. our U'sourcar. your Is this your shirt? his Those are his keys. fier Look al her new shoesl iheir Tfielr clolhes are very expensive. 2 Substantiv + verb + pronume posesiv: mine This computer is mine. ours That blue car is ours. yours This shirt is yours, isn't ir? his Those keys are his. hers Those shoes aren't hers. theirs These clolhes are not theirs. See Grammar Bank

4 Citii aceste propoziii bazate pe nregistrarea pentru punctul 3. Schimbai cuvintele din parantez n adjectivul sau pronumele posesiv corect. 1 Those are (I) ...!^Lj... jeans. They're (I) ,M*Z.. . 2 Whose is it? lohn, is it (you)...........? 3 It's definitely (he)............. 4 It's one of (he)...........horrible ties. 5 They're (we)...........T-shirts. They're (we)............ 6 It's (you)............skirt. It must be (you)............. 7 It's (she).............jacket. It's (she).............. 8 It's not (I)...........skirt. Do you know? Cnd vrem s punem ntrebri despre posesie, folosim whose. Whose is this coat? Whose is this?

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Completai conversaiile cu forma posesiv corect, adjectiv sau pronume. Ascultai nregistrarea i verificai-v rspunsurile. ANN: Is this (1)...............book, David? DAVID: No. it isn't. Why don't you ask Ivan? Perhaps it's (2)............... ANN IVAN ANN IVAN ANN OK... Hey, Ivan, is this book (3)...............? No, it's definitely not (4)............... Well, (5)............... isitthen? Look, it belongs to Janet - it's got (6)...............name in it. Oh yes, so it has!

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What do they want?
I tii s ofai? Ce vehicul conducei? Credei c maina spune ceva despre personalitatea oferului? 5^ 2 Ascultai nregistrarea. Vei auzi cteva persoane vorbind despre ce main vor s cumpere. Gsii pentru persoanele de mai jos maina corespunztoare.

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Gramm
Comparative adjective
Folosim un adjectiv comparativ + than pentru a compara dou sau mai multe persoane sau obiecte.
Sue is laller than Nina. Nina is shortcr [han Sue.

1 Adugm -er la adjectivele scurte.


fast - fastcr slow -* slower cheap -* cheaper

2 Dac adjectivul se termin cu y, schimbm y n i.


easy -easwr happy -* happwi pretty -* prettier

3 Pentru majoritatea adjectivelor mai lungi care nu se termin cu -y, punem more naintea adjectivului.
polie -* more polie careful -* more careful difflcult - more difficult

Unele adjective sunt neregulate. Forma comparativ a lui good este better. Forma comparativ a lui bad este worse.
The book is good, but I think the film is ini ier. The red wine is bad, but the white wine is worse. See Grammar Bank English in 20 minutes a day 149

3 Citii aceste anunuri pentru dou maini, apoi ascultai nregistrarea. i vei auzi pe Rob i Sandra vorbind despre maini. ncearc s se decid pe care s o cumpere.

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4 Folosii cuvintele din caset pentru a completa propoziiile. more friendly cheaper more economical moreexciting newer 1 Sandra wants a..............................car than Rob. 2 Rob wants a..............................car than Sandra. 3 Sandra wants a..............................car than Rob. 4 Sandra wants a..............................car than Rob. 5 Sandra wants a..............................car than Rob. 6 Rob wants a..............................car than Sandra. 7 Sandra wants a car that's..............................to the environment.

faster

more reliable

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Unele dintre urmtoarele propoziii sunt corecte, iar altele conin o greeal. Bifai (/) propoziiile corecte i punei o cruce (/) lng cele care conin o greeal. Apoi corectai greelile. 1 l'm two years older than my sister. ........................... 2 This computer is great. It's much easyer to use. ........................... 3 My new car is more fast than my old one. ........................... 4 You must be more careful in future. ........................... 5 He's very rude. He should be politer to people. ...........................

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Stage 4
Comparing people
7^ I Citii extrasele din trei curriculum vitae, ascultai nregistrarea i completai cuvintele lips. Name: Robert Tephany Date of birth: 1 (1)..................1963 Languages spoken: French, (2).................., Portuguese, Greek Experience: Artec Ltd, 1988-1991 Zodiac Holdings, 1991-1997 Perfo Ltd, (3)..................-present Qualifications: BA (Hons) French; RSA Diploma in (4)..................Studies Name: James Hanley Date of birth: (5)..................June 1975 Languages spoken: (6).................., Turkish Experience: On-Target Ltd, (7)..................-1998 Thirnley Enterprises, 1998-present Qualifications: City and Guilds: (8)..................Management 2 Rspundei la urmtoarele ntrebri despre CV-uri.

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Who is the oldest person? Who speaks the most languages? Who speaks the fewest languages? Who has the most qualifications? Who has the fewest qualifications?

Name: Jennifer Lee Date of birth: 18September (9)............... Languages spoken: (10)................French, Mandarin Experience: Orient Enterprises, 1995-2002 Euro-Asia Corporation (11)...............-present Qualifications: MA Chinese; BA (Hons) Oriental languages; RSA Diploma in (12)............... Communication; RSA Diploma in Computer Studies

Grami
Making comparisons Cnd vrem s comparm dou sau mai multe persoane sau obiecte folosim un adjectiv comparativ + tfian.
Robert is oider [han james and ]ennifer. \ennifer speaks mere languages tfian \ames.

Putem da aceeai informaie folosind noi as + adjectiv + as.


\ames and \ennifer are noi as old as Roberl. \ames doesn'l speak as mnu languages as \ennifer.

La fel putem face comparaii cu adverbe.


You speak English better than me. \ dorii speak English as well as you. See Grammar Bank Enqlish in 20 minutes a day 151

3 Completai fiecare propoziie cu o expresie din caset. as much experience as as old as as many qualifications as as many languages as

1 lames Haniey and lennifer Lee aren't............................................................Robert Tephany. 2 Robert Tephany doesn't have...........................................................................lennifer Lee. 3 lennifer Lee doesn't speak...........................................................................Robert Tephany 4 lames Haniey doesn't have ........................................................................ Robert Tephany. 4 Robert Tephany, James Haniey i Jennifer Lee au fost intervievai pentru un post. Intervievatorii stabilesc acum care este cel mai bun candidat. Ascultai conversaia lor i completai e-mail-ul de mai jos.

To: Ron Hurst From: Charles Perkins Re: Interview candidates We've interviewed the three candidates - all of them very good. Overall, we felt that (1).................. was the most interested in the job; he asked lots of relevant questions and showed real interest in the company. (2) ..................has the most qualifications, but (3) ..................has the most experience, which I feel is more important. (4) ..................is older than the others, but I don't think that age should be a determining factor. (5) ..................speaks the best French, and (6) ..................the most languages, but I do feel that quality is more important than quantity. Let me know what you think, and get back to me.

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Do you know?
Multe femei, cstorite sau nu, din SUA i Anglia prefer s foloseasc apelativul general Ms mai degrab dect Mlss sau Mrs. Acesta e deseori folosit i n scrisori oficiale: Dear Ms Johnson...

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Iat cteva expresii englezeti pe care le folosim ca descrieri. Gsii continuarea propoziiilor, apoi ascultai nregistrarea i verificai-v rspunsurile. 1 l've heard that story many times. It'sas old as a) gold. 2 Your children are really well-behaved. They're as good as b) toast. 3 What's the matter? You look terrible! You're as white as c) the hills. 4 He's not at all worried about his interview. He's as cool as d) a picture. 5 In her new dress, she looks as pretty as e) a cucumber. 6 l'm sitting by the fire now, and l'm as warm as f) a sheet.

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Breakthrough 7
Ready, steady, go!
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Care dintre aceste sporturi v place cel mai mult? Gsii denumirea sporturilor din imagini.

athletics I hockey motorbike racing basketball golf horse racing 2 Ascultai nregistrarea. Vei auzi ase persoane vorbind despre diferite evenimente sportive. Ce sporturi descriu? Speaker I ..................... Speaker 2..................... Speaker 3..................... Speaker 4..................... Speaker 5..................... Speaker 6..................... 3 Completai propoziiile de mai jos cu cuvinte din nregistrare. f The Golden Giants are a fantastic basketball t................ J

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v---------------------~-----------------------li think hockey is a very fast and exciting g..............It's my favourite sport. 6/ How many p.............are there in the golf tournament?
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At the game
4 Completai spaiile libere i rezolvai careul. Vei gsi cuvintele de care avei nevoie pe aceast pagin. Across (orizontal) 3 There are eleven..............in a football team. 5 ............like to go to all their team's games. 7 The...................stands in front of the goal. 10 A game of football is played on a Down (vertical) The players use a round, black and white 2 The referee blows a................to start or stop play. 4 The..................keeps control during the game. 6 Both teams want to score a 8 At night there are.................in the stadium 9 A player who gets a............crd must leave the pitch.

Sports equipment
tee golf ball roller blades ice hockey stick
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n US, fotbalul (vezi imaginea principal) se numete soccer. American footbail se joac mai ales n US, cu dou echipe de cte unsprezece juctori. Cheerleaders sunt ntotdeauna prezente la jocurile de fotbal n US. Ele ncurajeaz suporterii s aclame (cheer), sau s strige ncurajri pentru echipa lor. un joc sportiv stabilit pentru o anumit dat se numete de obicei game sau match (mai folosit n UK
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Skiing - excellent quality snowand wide range of runs for everyone from beginner to expert. Skating - our outdoor rink is available every day, or enjoy a floodlit ice dance show at night. Snowboarding - try this exciting new sport - our teachers are there to give you all the help you need. Ice hockey - watch an exhibition match, or book a lesson for yourself. High Peak cafe and restaurant - when you need a break, sit on top of the world and enjoy a delicious meal or snaek. 5 Rspundei la aceste ntrebri despre High Peak Winter Sports. 1 How many winter sports are offered at High Peak?.............. 2 Is the quality of the snow good or bad?............................ 3 For which sports can you have lessons?............................ 4 Is the skating rink indoors or outdoors?............................ 5 Where can you have a delicious meal?............................. 6 Where can you see an ice dance show?.............................

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Folosii cuvinte din aceast lecie pentru a completa propoziiile. 1 The game only stops when the..................blows his whistle. 2 What's your favourite.................sport - skiing, snowboarding or skating? 3 She hits the ball much faster with her new tennis................ 4 Play your best game, and don't..............the match! 5 You need a bigger golf ...............for this shot.
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The biggest and the best


I Privii pozele acestor trei brbai.

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Cuvintele clothes, jeans, trousers i shorts,
sunt folosite ntotdeauna la plural, niciodat la singular.

Pentru a arta numrul de pantaloni, pantofi, ciorapi etc, se folosete expresia a pair of. I need a new pair of trousers. She's got one hundred pairs of shoes!

Grami
Superlative adjectives
Folosim un adjectiv superlativ cnd comparm mai mult de dou persoane sau obiecte. U's the biggest car in the showroom. He's got an interview today, so he's wearing his smartest suit Superlativul adjectivelor scurte este: (the) + adjectiv + -est. fast -* (the) fastest slow -* [the] slowest Dac ajectivul se termin n y, acesta devine f. friendly -* friendliest happy - happiest Pentru adjectivele lungi, folosim (the) mosl + adjectiv. popular -* (the) mosl popular expensive -+ (the) most expensive. Forma superlativ a lui good este (the) best. Forma superlativ a lui bad este (the) worsl.
See Grammar Bank English in 20 minutes a day 157

2 Pentru fiecare din ntrebrile de mai jos, bifai (/) sub numele corespunztor, fr a privi pozele.
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Tony
Matt

Can you remember who: has got the longest hair? 2 .., is wearing the most colourful clothes? 3 ... is wearing the smartest clothes? 4 ... istheoldest? 5 ... is the youngest? has the cheapest bag? has the most expensive bag? has got the biggest bag? Citii propoziiile i completai-le cu forma superlativ a adjectivului din paranteze. Folosii regulile din Grammar box. 1 Our players never win. They are the (bad).....................football team in the league. 2 Look at that huge spider! That's the (big).....................one l've ever seen. 3 She's really pretty. Everybody agrees that she's the (attractive) .....................woman in the office! 4 It's very hot here so wear your (cool)............................clothes. 5 These shoes cost a lot of money. They are the (expensive) .....................ones in the shop. m

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Testai-v cunotinele generale cu urmtorul joc: 1 Which is the highest mountain? a) Everest b) Kilimanjaro c) McKinley 2 Which is the deepest lake? a) Lake Tanganyika
b) Lake Baikal c) Lake Michigan

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Who was the first man on the moon? Yuri Gagarin Buzz Aldrin Neil Armstrong Which is the longest river?

a) b) c) 5 a) b) c)
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the Nile the Mississippi the Yangtze Which is the biggest ocean? The Atlantic Ocean The Arctic Ocean The Pacific Ocean

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Stage 4
Asking and answering questions
Duncan rspunde la o scrisoare de la prietenul su, Alan. Citii prima parte a scrisorii lui Duncan. Dear A/an , Xhanks for your /etter. 7t was gooe/ te hcar frofr) you aga/n. 5o} you want to know how X Sfsne/ tny t/me here in the crty? We//} the weekc/ays arent very eXc/t/ng. 7 v,ake Uf at 7 o'c/ock (when rrry a/arm c/ock goes off), ane/ 7 usual/y get Uf a few m/nutes /ater. 7 have some breakfast ane/ then X fhone my g/r/f r/cne/. (She's work/ng n/ghts at the hosyrta/ this month.) X often have to nun to the station P to get the 7'M$ tra/n to work1 fiy off/ce /s /n the crty cent ne; rt s about s/X m//es from my heme, se thejounney takcS me about ha/f an houn. 7 start wonk at ha/f fast e/ght} ane/ 7- usua//y have my /unch at about /J.30. X //ke to eat my /unch in the fark - 7 can ne/aX ane/ th/nk about the weekene/' Fii ateni la ordinea cuvintelor n aceste ntrebri:

How do you gel to work? When does the film start?


See Grammar Bank Do you know? I spend my time... Verbul spend nseamn a petrece (timp), sau a cheltui (bani). De exemplu: I spend Monday evenings studying English. He spends a lot of money on clothes. 2 lat cteva ntrebri pentru Duncan i rspunsurile lui. Punei cuvintele i expresiile n ordinea corect pentru a face ntrebri. Questions 1 wake up/do you / what time/? 2 get up/do / when / you / ? Duncan's answers At 7' o'c/ock, v\hen my a/arm c/eck goes Oh} about ten fast severi. 3 phone / who / do you / after breakfast / ? My ... /, ezfci S/te f/n/shes werk thcn. 4 get / you / to work / do / how / ? By tra/n. X get the ', Enqlish in 20 minutes a day 159

5 your nome/ is/the office / from / how far/? About s/X /tit/&s. 6 office / your / is/where/? "Zn the crty centre. 7 have / do you / for lunch / what / ? Okjust a sancfa/fch and setne Pni/ft. 8 do you / go / why / to the park / ? Jtecai/se 7 h'Ms to s/enc/ sofrte tr'me out j^\ 3 Citii conversaia de mai jos i ascultai nregistrarea. Completai spaiile cu ntrebrile pe care le auzii. ntrebrile ajut la legarea conversaiei. A: What time do you get up? B: At about half past six.
(1)...........................?

A: Oh, a bit laterthan that. About seven o'clock. Do you always have breakfast? B: Well, I usually just have a coffee. (2)...........................? A: Oh, I need a big breakfast to get me going in the morning. (3)...........................? B: No, I never feel like eating in the morning. But I always have a big lunch, (4) ...........................? A: Oh no. I just have a sandwich or a bowl of soup. Something quite simple. But I do think that the evening meal should be the main meal of the day, (5)...........................? B: Absolutely!

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Ascultai nregistrarea unor ntrebri i rspundei la ele folosindu-v propriile idei. Ascultai din nou, oprii nregistrarea dup fiecare ntrebare i scriei-v mai jos rspunsul.
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What are they doing?


| Privii imaginile urmtoare. Ce fac aceste persoane? Completai textul de sub fiecare ilustraie cu forma corect a cuvintelor din caset. She's ...fcWfeiWJ... at home today. He's..................his car.

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her lunch. He's..................somebody She's......... how to use a computer. some letters. He's............... some shopping. She's..................a meetin He's..................to someone on the phone. H^ 2 Ascultai-1 pe Mr Meilor vorbind cu Doreen. Cine ce face? Gsii numele corespunztor fiecrei imagini de mai sus.

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3 V amintii ce i-a spus Mr Meilor lui Doreen la exerciiul 2? Completai propoziiile folosind prezentul continuu. 1 Doreen........................some letters for Mr Willis. 2 Simon........................to the Singapore office. 3 lanet........................a meeting with the catering staff. 4 Polly........................from home today. 5 Rob........................Helen how to use the new computer. 6 loanne........................her lunch in the park. 7 lan........................some shopping. 8 Rick........................his car. Ascultai din nou nregistrarea i verificai-v rspunsurile. 5^ 4 Ascultai nregistrarea. l vei auzi pe Mr Meilor ncercnd, fr succes, s conduc o edin. Scriei ntrebrile pe care le pune. 1 Polly....................................................................................? 2 Simon .................................................................................? 3 Rob ....................................................................................? 4 Rick ....................................................................................? 5 Rick ....................................................................................? 6 Rick ....................................................................................?

Do you know?
Pentru a ntreba ce face cineva spunem What are you doing? sau, mai familiar, What are you up to? Pentru a ntreba un grup de persoane, putem spune What's golng on? 'Hi everyone. What's going on?' We're decorating the office for our annual party.'

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Citii propoziiile. Scriei pentru fiecare ntrebri care cer s se foloseasc prezentul continuu. Folosii verbele din caset. go do watch laugh listen to read 1 Wf>^ #[?. jfw. yy^'rrh'.^T A film called The Complex'. 2 What....................................................................................... Nothing much at the moment. 3 What....................................................................................... My new jazz CD. 4 What....................................................................................... A book by a Greek writer. 5 Where .................................................................................... To the cinema. 6 Why ....................................................................................... Because l've just seen something really funny! 162 English in 20 minutes a day

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| Privii imaginile i rearanjai literele din paranteze pentru a forma adjective. nscriei-le n careul de mai jos. n ptrelele colorate vei gsi un alt cuvnt.

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Verificai n Word Bank ce nseamn noul cuvnt. Scriei o propoziie folosind acest cuvnt. 6^ 2 Ascultai nregistrarea i completai textul cu cuvintele i expresiile pe care le auzii. What's ku.y brother Utee? well, he's UA. hls late (i) ...................... He's sHort avid he's (2) .....................overwelgkt. He's got sMort,

dar\z (3) .....................avid a viitt, (4) .....................smlle. i-te llte.es to wear (5) .....................dothes aiA,d he loves (<>) .....................at YtstauravJcs.. He's dtfiviitdu mld cile-ageri,
but his wlfe saws he's still the sai/w.e (7-) .....................m,n^v sMt wtarritd twe^tw years ago! teenager. cineva ntre 13 i 19 ani early twenties: vrta cuiva 1 ntre 20-30 de ani mid twenties: 24-27 de ani late thirties: 37-39 de ani

middle-aged: cineva de peste 40 de ani


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3 Ascultai pe cineva descriind diferitele persoane cu care lucreaz. Citii textul de mai jos i ascultai din nou. Putei gsi greelile din text i s le corectai? There are four people in my office, apart from me. First of all there's Pat, the secretary. She's in her early thirties, but she looks really young, almost like a child. She's tall, and she's got long, brown hair. Then there's Geoff, our accounts manager. He's in his late thirties, thin with long hair and he always looks tired. There's also Anita. She's the sales manager, very ambitious. She's slim and has got straight black hair. Last but not least, there's lan, the boss. She's in her thirties and she's quite a character. She's got this amazing grey hair that comes over her ears. She's always very casually dressed, which is quite unusual for a boss, I suppose.

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Spunem What's he / she like? pentru a pune ntrebri despre aspectul fizic sau personalitatea cuiva. Pentru a ntreba doar despre aspectul spunem What does he / she Iook like? 4 Care adjective din chenar descriu aspectul fizic, i care descriu o stare de spirit sau personalitatea? Punei-le n coloana corespunztoare. Appearance Mood or personality blond handsome happy boring big funny tall kind slim nice generous small

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nchipuii-v c avei un nou prieten cruia i scriei n mod regulat. Prietenul vrea s v descriei propria persoan. Continuai textul de mai jos.

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Seaside Mystery: Part 7
The story so far. Carlos and Peter go back to Yoshiko's house. When they get there Yoshiko is upset because she can't find Mrs King, her landlady. She is not in the house, and there is no message. Yoshiko thinks the men who want to kill Mrs King's son have got her. Peter tells her about the man in the department store. He thinks it was Mrs King's son. A man phones and asks to speak to Mrs King. He says he is Mrs King's son, Harry. Yoshiko and Peter think he is lying - he isn't Mrs King's son. Mrs King phones and asks them to bring her some money. She is waiting at the station. She needs help. I Rspundei la urmtoarele ntrebri despre povestire. I Why is Yoshiko upset? 2 What does she think has happened? 3 Where are the three students? 4 Who does the man on the phone want to speak to?

5 What does Mrs King want them to do? 2 Aceste cuvinte i expresii apar toate n partea a aptea a povestirii. Bifai (/) cuvintele pe care le tii. Vedei dac putei ghici ce nseamn celelalte pe msur ce ascultai povestirea. i ii

cash-point station jacket joke idiots cafe plastic bag plan English in 20 minutes a day

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take out traveller's cheques rubbish bin parcei

3 Ascultai povestirea i stabilii cine rostete urmtoarele propoziii: Yoshiko, Peter, Carlos sau Reg. 1 I can get some money out for Mrs King............................... 2 Can you see Mrs King?.............................. 3 Look, do you see that black car over there?............................. 4 l've got a gun in my jacket............................... 5 We haven't got any money............................... 6 Do as he says, Peter............................... 7 just teii us how much and where to take it.............................. 8 Leave it in the rubbish bin near the door............................... 9 Where are we going to get 5000 from?.............................. 10 I have a plan...............................

Do you know?
Putei folosi prepoziia like pentru a spune c ceva este similar cu altceva.

Is that dress like the one you saw in the shop last week?
Putei folosi i expresii precum like this sau like that pentru a v r la modul de a face ceva.

Don t talk to her like that. It's rude.


4 Gsii patru exemple cu like n transcrierea nregistrrii pentru partea a aptea din Seaside Mystery.
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r**tne for Mrs King apefara ieire sau, ca n P^*re, afetul" cuiva
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Stage 4
Lesson 10
Aceast lecie v d prilejul s exersai ce ai nvat pn acum. Verificai-v rspunsurile i vedei ce progrese ai fcut. Scriei-v punctajul n chenare.

Functions
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> Gsii corespondentul aciunilor din stnga ntre propoziiile din partea dreapt. 1 asking somebody about their experience 2 describing somebody's suitability for a job 3 asking about somebody's physical appearance 4 talking about their football team's performance 5 talking about the price of something 6 comparing people 7 describing what somebody looks like 8 asking somebody for their preferences 9 describing somebody's age 0 describing what someone is wearing a) l'Il meet you at the station. i'll be wearing a striped white shirt and black trousers. b) She's middle-aged, probably in her late forties or early fifties. c) Mr lensen has the most qualifications and the most experience, although he doesn't speak as many languages. d) What does your sister look like? e) How long have you worked here? f) He's quite slim, with long, dark hair and a moustache. g) This is probably the most expensive sandwich I've ever had. h) Which would you rather have - a holiday on the beach or one in the mountains? i) Our new boss is younger than our old one, but of course he doesn't have as much experience. j) They're not doing very well at the moment. They've lost eight out of nine games. Gsii rspunsul corect la ntrebrile din stnga. Unul dintre rspunsuri este valabil pentru dou ntrebri. 1 Who's that over there? 2 Whose money is this? 3 Who do these jeans belong to? 4 I don't believe it! He's late again. 5 Who's the most interesting person you know? a) It's Ronald's. b) My brother, Ronald. c) Oh, they're mine. d) Well, that's my brother for you!
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3 Alegei cuvntul corect pentru a completa propoziiile. n unele cazuri sunt valabile ambele cuvinte. 1 Could you come I go to the shops and get some bread? 2 What's that over fiere I therel 3 There were several applicants I applications for the new job. 4 My job interview didn't go very well. The inlerviewer / interviewee was a bit unfriendly. 5 What time do you start I begin work? 6 She's wearing a white T-shirt and a set I pair of old blue jeans. 7 I want to go home, have I take a shower and have something to eat. 8 Hote I What do you take your coffee, black or white? 9 Wfio's / Whose shirt is this? 10 I learnt to dr'we I ride a car last year. 4 Completai propoziiile cu un cuvnt sau o expresie din chenar. Unele cuvinte nu se potrivesc n nici una dintre propoziii. 1 .....................here immediately! 2 What did I do at the weekend? Oh...................... and..................... 3 It's quite cold in the office. I suggest you wear a.....................-sleeved shirt 4 This car costs too much. We need something......................
be that short cheaper come this long these go

more expensive

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5 Corectai greelile din urmtoarele propoziii: 1 This are my children, Olivia and Claudia. 2 Are this your briefcase? 3 You can use my computer. I don't use it at the moment. 4 You must be carefuller in future. 5 My brother is much taller as me, he's almost two metres tall! 6 In fact, he's tallest person I know. 7 She doesn't speak English as good as me. 8 He doesn't have as much qualifications as the others. 9 What time are you getting up every morning? IO Be quiet! I watch television. 30+ excellent ^ ^f |c 24+ good ^f % 20- more practice! ^c / TOTAL .../40 V

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Personalities
I Limba englez are multe expresii idiomatice pe care le folosim pentru a descrie personalitatea unor oameni. Ascultai nregistrarea i gsii persoana creia i se potrivete fiecare expresie. a party animal a couch potato an early bird Citii cuvintele de mai jos. Pe care le tii deja? Toate descriu diferite caracteristici. Scriei ce nseamn n limba romn. Cutai n Word Bank cuvintele pe care nu le tii.

nice........
generous . impatient talkative .. polie..... lazy........ ambitious shy......... rude.......... friendly...... cheerful...... adventurous popular......

quiet......... selfish........
spoilt.........

Putem pune quite sau a bit n faa unui adjectiv pentru a-i atenua sensul. Ihey're quite nice. She's a bit unkind. A bit se folosete de obicei cu adjective negative. They're a bit rude.

Folosim very, really i so naintea adjectivelor pentru a le ntri sensul. He's very lazy. She's really selfish. 1 feel $o stupidl See Grammar Bank

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3 Citii cu atenie propoziiile. Gsii n caseta Grammar primul cuvnt lips i apoi alegei un adjectiv adecvat de la exerciiul 2 pentru a completa fiecare propoziie. 1 He's r..........................He wants to be President one day! 2 She's q..........................She likes travelling to faraway places.
3 She's s.........................she always says 'Please' and Thank you'.

4 They're v..........................I don't think l've ever seen them look unhappy or bad-tempered. 5 My nephew is a b..........................His parents buy him too many toys. 6 My sister is s..........................it's very difficult to have a short conversation with her. 7 My father is v..........................he hates waiting. 8 I remember Sharon. She was v.........................at school. Everyone wanted to be her friend. Ascultai nregistrarea pentru a v verifica rspunsurile.

20 minutes+
Completai fiecare propoziie cu opusul cuvntului n cursive. Alegei din caset adjectivul potrivit. rude quiet shy hard-working generous 1 My sister is very polie, but my brother can be quite............... at times. 2 Im not at all selfish. I'm the complete opposite. I'm extremely......................... 3 My son is very friendly, but his little brother is quite............................ 4 You're such a lazy boy. Why can't you be more like your cousin? He's so............................ 5 I'm extremely talkative. unlike my best friend, who is very.........
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Stage 4
What do you like doing?
1 Ce v place s facei n timpul liber? V place s facei sport sau preferai ceva mai creativ sau relaxant? 2 Privii imaginile i lista de hobby-uri. Scriei denumirea hobby-ului sub fiecare poz. collecting stamps gardening painting playing football horse riding swimming WOR.r> POVVER. hobby (plural: hobbies): activitate preferat pentru timpul liber interests: alt cuvnt care poate desemna hobby-uri

3 Ascultai diferite persoane vorbind despre hobby-urile i activitile lor din timpul liber. Stabilii care este hobby-ul fiecreia. Alegei dintre cuvintele de la exerciiul 2. Speaker 1:................................. Speaker 3:............................... Speaker 2: ................................. Speaker 4:...............................
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4 Urmtoarele cluburi i fac reclam pentru a atrage noi membri. Gsii pentru fiecare anun numele clubului corespunztor. Waterways Fishing Club Passmore Walking Group Spring Valley Community Orchestra Grantham Golf Club

Are you friendly and energetic? Come to us for great exercise, plenty of fresh air and the opportunity to make _____________new friends!_____________ Phone 0678 324 874 for a trial lesson. Free balls and clubs provided. Do you likc a bit of peace and quiet Want to get away from it all? Find a quict spot by the river with us.
Rods and cquipment availablc for a small charge.

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We're lookng for outgoing, enthusiastic players to join our noisy bnd! Do you play a musical instrument? Listen to us practise on Wednesday evenings in the Community Hali or ring Alison on 0357 246 8762 to arrange an | audition. \ Don't be a couch potato! Get up and join our friendly group for outings on foot, maximum 10 kilometres. We meet at 9.30 Thursday mornings and we are usually back by mid-afternoon. All you need are comfortable shoes, strong legs and a packed lunch! Phone Derek on 0864 357 9876 for more information 5 Avei un hobby sau o preocupare? Scriei un mic anun asemntor celor de la exerciiul 4. Putei folosi sugestiile de mai jos. Are you....? You'II enjoy... Phone .... for more information You need

Do you know?
Putem folosi urmtoarele expresii pentru a spune c ne place cev,

l'm interested in ... I enjoy...


I Iove ... Im mad about... Im Interested in collecting stamps.

I enjoy fishing. I Iove going to the cinema.


l'm mad about mountain climbing.

20 minutes+
Gsii n coloana din dreapta continuarea propoziiei din dreapta. 1 I play a) old coins, antiques and postcards. 2 I go b) clothes and jewellery for my friends. 3 I collect c) photography and cooking. 4 I do d) swimming, skiing and camping. 5 I make e) tennis, volleyball and golf. 172 English in 20 minutes a day

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Breakthrough 8
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Spending time at home


I Unde v petrecei timpul acas? Privii imaginile i gsii-le corespondentul n planul de mai jos. Ce camer nu se afl pe plan? attic
fet

<*e ,, buct

intre n cas.

actele si
balcony sudy veranda (UK) porch (US) kitchen cellar / basement 2 Ascultai ase oameni vorbind despre activiti din cas. Scriei denumirea ncperii la care se refer. Speaker 1 Speaker 4 Speaker 2 Speaker 5 Speaker 3 Speaker 6 173 English in 20 minutes a day

At home
3 Citii cuvintele de pe aceast pagin i bifai-le (/) pe cele pe care le tii deja. 4 Putei gsi aceste lucruri n imaginea principal? a kettle some eggs some fruit a cup and saucer a plate of sandwiches two saucepans a coffee pot a toaster four jugs toaster Punei n ordine aceste sarcini legate de splatul rufelor.

Iron the clothes. Hang the clothes on the clothesline to dry. Collect the dirty clothes from the laundry basket. Put the clean clothes in the drawer.
Wash the clothes in the washing machine. coffee pot grater

blind
dishwasher washing machine 174 English in 20 minutes a day

sieve
colander meat cleaver-knife teapot scales (UK) scale (US) chopping board

For cookng
kettle (UK) teakettle (USA)
frying pan microwave oven cupboard fridge jrawer

For laundry and housework


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vacuum cleaner mop broom English in 20 minutes a day 175

window curtain (UK) drape (US) chair r-shelves-i picture ornaments stereo system cushion floor sofa coffee table vase rug fi re pi ace 6 Privii aceast fotografie a unei camere de zi. Ce articole din caset i au locul n buctrie i care n camera de zi? Unele se pot potrivi n ambele. bowl tap spoon table cooker teapot shelves sieve sofa TV cushions photos sink dishwasher rug chairs Kitchen Living room

20 minutes+
Completai aceast reclam la o cas cu cuvinte din aceast lecie.

Fov Sale'
Beautiful family house in the centre of town with four double (1)............... Downstairs, the living room has large (2)................with a view onto the well-kept garden. On either side of the fireplace there are fitted (3)............. for books and ornaments. The (4)..............has a new cooker and fridge which are included in the sale price; next to it is a small laundry room which also has a sink and space for a (5).................. machine. Upstairs, there is a luxury (6).................with a whirlpool bath, (7).................., and separate toilet. At the top of the house there is a large (8).............useful for storage.

Ring 0945 736 5782 for further information.


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People watching
Stage 4
What did you do at the weekend?
Ascultai nregistrarea. ase persoane vorbesc despre ceea ce au fcut n weekend. Stabilii ce poz i corespunde fiecrei persoane.
Brian Sam

Clare Liz

loanne Boris

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Fix i mend au sensuri foarte apropiate, dar de obicei folosim fix pentru mainrii (automobile, maini de splat etc.) i mend pentru alte obiecte (pri din cas, drumuri etc.) She fixed her car. We need to mend the garden wall. Repair poate fi folosit pentru orice este stricat: She repaired her car. We need to repair the garden wall.

Grami
Past Simple Tense
mpmsp^''' Folosim trecutul simplu pentru a vorbi despre lucruri care s-au ntmplat n trecut. Verbele regulate formeaz trecutul simplu de la forma de infinitiv a verbului + -ed.
work -* worked play -* played watch -* watched climb -* climbed Yesterday I worked for twelve hours. I played tennis yesterday.

La verbele care se termin n -y, -y cade i se adaug -ied:


tidy -* tidied study -* studied cry -* cricd I studied at Oxford University. See Grammar Bank
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2 Completai aceste ntrebri despre persoanele de la exerciiul I cu un verb din caseta A i o sintagm din caseta B.
A

decorated fixed watched studied cleaned B computer exam her car football the bedroom 1 Brian .. 2 Sam .. 3 loanne 4 Boris 5 Clare 6 Liz ...

played the house a play

Gramma

Past Simple Ten se (2) Be, have, see, do i go sunt verbe neregulate. Formele lor de trecut simplu sunt: be - was/were do - did have-had go-wcnl

Multe verbe uzuale din englez nu se termin cu forma de -ed. Ele se numesc verbe neregulate.

see - saw See Grammar Bank


3 Gsii forma de infinitiv a urmtoarelor verbe la trecut.
Simple Past I broke 2 won 3 thought 4 put 5 was 6 took 7 did Infinitive a) put b) have c) be d) take e) break f) win g) think h) do

8 had Do you know?

Trecutul verbului learn poate fi learned sau learnt. Trecutul verbului dream poate fi dreamed sau dreamt Trecutul verbului travel este travelled.

20 minutes+
Scriei cteva propoziii despre dumneavoastr. Folosii formele corecte ale verbelor din caset i completai fiecare propoziie cu un final adecvat. 1 On Saturday . .1.. $&Me&.. ^poba\\ av\d .. yoer( _ tq _ tke , c\y\efy\a, 2 On Sunday I .............................................................................. 3 On my birthday 1 ......................................................................... 4 During my last holiday I................................................................ 5 Last yearI..................................................................................
watch play be see make travel use go have do study buy

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Stage 4
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What was it like?


Cnd ai fost ultima dat n vacan? Ai petrecut bine? Ce ai fcut? 2 Citii aceast reclam a unui hotel i completai propoziiile cu cuvinte din caset. gardens beach bedrooms drink meals pool staff balcony

Come to the Royal Palms Hotel for an unforgettable experience!


Enjoy delicious (I)............ in our 5-star restaurant. Cool off with a swim in our Olympic-sized (2)..........

Relax on our beautiful sandy (3)............


Soak up the sun on your own private terrace or (4)____ Take a walk through our wonderful landscaped (5)...... Enjoy a long, cold (6)............ in the Captain's Bar. At the end of the day, sleep like a log in one of our huge, luxurious (7)............

Our friendly, helpful (8)............ will make your stay at the Royal Palms Hotel the holiday of a lifetime!

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V , 3 Janice i Robert Eastwood tocmai s-au ntors dintr-o vacan la Royal Palms Hotel. Din pcate, nu s-au simit bine. Ascultai nregistrarea, citii lista de probleme de mai jos, i bifai-le pe cele pe care le menioneaz. 1 The bedrooms were very small. 2 The beds were uncomfortable. 3 The service in the restaurant was slow. 4 The food wasn't nice. 5 There was no variety of food. 6 The beach was dirty. 7 The sea was dangerous. 8 The weather was bad. 9 Drinks in the bar were expensive. 10 The swimming pool was very small. 11 It rained every day. 12 The hotel staff were not polie.
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Grammar:

*ast Simple Tense (3)


Folosim did not 1 didn't cu un verb pentru a descrie aciuni negative din trecut. The manager did not help us. See Grammar Bank

Folosim was not 1 wasn't i were not 1 weren't pentru a descrie situaii negative din trecut. The beds weren't very comfortable.

4 Citii scrisoarea pe care Janice i Robert au adresat-o hotelului i completai cu forma corect a verbului din paranteze. \)eaf SiV / Macm
We. wa/tt" to comp\a.\n about a. noli'day we. took ai your noteJ reccniy. Frst of aJI, your jJveJtisejre/ft pronii sed us huae^ luxun'ous bedrooms'. Our roorv\ (|) (bej ______ very sniaJ) and line. beds O.) (be) ______ uncorofortable.. Ks a, re^ufr, we. (i) (s\eep) ______ very badly for ine whole. ti'we. we. were. lfiere~ We. M (be) ______ not at aJI happy witf, your so-caJIed 5-star restaurant The. qualty of inc food (S) (be) ______ very poor, and inc mcals (b) (be) ______ aJways "tne. sa/*ie- We. CD tspcati ______ to 1r,e eateri'nq manaaer on our thfrd day at "H-ie. KoteJ, and ne
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(o) ___

us ne. would maKe. some ananocs, but ne clcariy did not --------- anytninq ai>out i't wnile. we. were. Inert. Your advertise/vie/it (|0) (describe) ______________ a. 'beauti'ful sandy bearJV. It (ID (be) _ covered with scawecd aj\d rubbish, whieh is certajnly not our idea. of a. beauti'ful bcaxJn. However, inc wcaincr (\2) (be) ______ so bad inai we. could not nane soi on inc bcaxJn a/iywa.y; it (\i) (raJn) _ We. also (\LI) (riovc) ___ (\.S) (be) ______ \/cry rude, and oae of tne/n even (\b) (shout) cvery day. a, fcw unplea^a/lt experiences wi'm your taif Some. of inem ___________ ai us wkm we. left our bedroow lqht on onc eve/iina. We. Iook> for+iafd to reccwinq an apoloqy and compe/isati'on. Yours sincereJy dani ce and Koberf Easfaiood

20minutes+
Citii aceste afirmaii legate de scrisoarea lui Janice i a lui Robert i bifai dac sunt adevrate sau false. Statement 1 They enjoyed the food in the hotel. 2 They did not sleep well during the holiday. 3 They sat on the beach every day. 4 AII the hotel staff were very rude. 5 They left the bedroom light on one evening. 6 The beach was covered in dead plants. 7 They spoke to the catering manager on the third day. 8 The beds were huge and luxurious. True False

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People watching
Then and now
I Citii articolul de mai jos i ascultai nregistrarea. Vei auzi un interviu cu brbatul despre care e articolul. Completai articolul cu cuvintele pe care le auzii.

FROM RICHES TO RAGS... THE STORY OF A DOTCOM MILLIONAIRE


Until last year, Charlie Rickman had an easy life. His (1)_______ company, Rickman Dotcom Ltd, had made him a millionaire by the time he was (2)________years old. When he was only 26, he passed control of the company to his (3)___________, Raymond, and took early retirement. His life became one of leisure and luxury, living off the profits from the company. And then everything went wrong. Poor management, and the effects of (4) ___________from other companies, forced the company to close down. Charlie's life is now very different. He works up to (5) (6)___________, filling shelves and helping (7)___ _ hours a day in his local .. His luxury 16-room (8) is now nothing more than a memory, and home is now a caravan in his mother's __. It's goodbye, too, to enjoying evenings out in expensive (10)___________, _______. Dinner is now a plate of toast and a cup of (9)____ eating lobster and drinking (11) _ (12)________, and that's on a good day!

Do you know?
Cuvntul dotcom vine de la adresele unor firme de afaceri pe internet: .com" la sfritul unei adrese www se pronun dotcom. Persoanele care au afaceri de mare succes pe internet se numesc dotcom millionaires. Expresia from rags to riches descrie pe cineva care din srac a ajuns foarte bogat. Titlul articolului schimb ordinea cuvintelor din expresie.

Grammar:
Cnd vrem s vorbim despre lucruri pe care le fceam n trecut dar nu le mai facem, folosim used to + verb.

I used to smoke, but I don't smoke anu more. They used to be good friends, but now theu don't speak to each other.
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[^ 2 Ascultai din nou nregistrarea i completai propoziiile 1-7 de mai jos. Folosii used to i forma corect a cuvintelor din caset n fiecare propoziie. Unele cuvinte va trebui s le folosii de mai multe ori. write work go cook have relax drink spend afford eat live read 1 Charlie Rickman .."ed,. to.. \}ye jn a 16-room mansion, but now he J!V.. in a caravan. 2 He........................in expensive restaurants, but now he.........his own meals. 3 He........................ lobster and.........champagne for dinner, but now he .........toast and.........tea. 4 He........................to the theatre, but now he can't.........the tickets, so he.........books instead. 5 He........................hours on the telephone talking to his friends, but now he.........to them instead. 6 He........................lots of friends, but he doesn't.........many friends any more. 7 He........................as much as possible, but now he.........up to twelve hours a day.

20minutes+
V-ai schimbat sau vi s-a schimbat stilul de via n ultimii civa ani? Imaginai-v c povestii cuiva despre aceste schimbri. Scriei mai jos cteva propoziii despre dumneavoastr. Folosii exemplele date. I used to have long, blond hair, but now it's much shorter, and l've dyed it red! Well, I used togo snowboarding every winter, but 1 stopped when broke my leg. 182 English in 20 minutes a day

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Stage 4
Have you ever...?
I Cum ntrebai pe cineva dac a fcut sau nu ceva? Privii ilustraiile i citii dialogurile din bule.

Grammar:
Putem s ntrebm pe cineva dac a fcut sau nu un lucru folosind have you + un participiu trecut.

Cu acest timp folosim frecvent aceste expresii temporale-, already, before, ever/never.
Have you seen the new film already? Have you mei my sister? Have you seen the latest Keanu Reeves film? Have you played tennis before? Have you ever been to Paris? See Grammar Bank Citii ntrebrile de mai jos.
Acum ascultai rspunsurile din nregistrare

i stabilii crui vorbitor i s-a pus fiecare ntrebare. 1 Have you ever been skiing? Speaker........ 2 Have you ever been to the ballet? Speaker........ 3 Have you ever used the internet? Speaker........

Do you know?
Folosim ever n ntrebri i never n propoziii negative. Have you ever been to Cannes? No, I have never been to the south of France.
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4 Have you ever been to Milan? Speaker........ 5 Have you heard the new album by Heavy Metal Thunder? Speaker 6 Have you ever played tennis? Speaker........ 7 Have you ever seen the Mona Lisa? Speaker........ 8 Have you seen Frank's new sports car? Speaker........ 3 Citii acest fragment dintr-o scrisoare pe care Diane i-a scris-o unui prieten. Completai spaiile libere din scrisoare cu o ntrebare n care s folosii prezentul perfect i ever. be eat win meet fly play learn but it's been a bu$y week. On fAonday, / played terinis, but lost. (1) Ha\ie you ever p\ayed tenn\s? Are you <sny qood at W? On Tuesday, l had 6>ome great riew$: / won a car \n a compet\t\on. (2) ......................................anythnq? What d\d you win? Anyvjay, the prize \NO>$ presented by Fh\\ Jenkinz Hes a Vamouz Sr\t\sh actor l vjaz so excited to meet someone Samous (3) ......................................anyone (amouz? Jhen on Wednesday, l went to a tAex\can restaurant with my riendz and ate nachoz and enchladaz. They were deUaouz. (4) .................................. Mexican (ood? Po you like \t? What Kmd o( Vood do you like the best? What other news? Well, at the moment l'm \earn\ng 5pan\sh at coWeae. (5) ...................................... another \anquaqe? It's reaWy qood (un, althouqh l keep mahnq m&takez/ l'm \eam\ng 5pan\$h becauze l'm qo\nq to 5pa\n (or a \onq howday next month. (6) ...................................... to 5pa\n? l'm a bit worried because l'm tr^vellin^ by pl^ne, and i'\ie never been on an aeroplane beQore. (8) ......................................dnywhere? vJere you nervouz? Feop\e keep tel ling me \t'$ the saSest method o? tnwel buf l'm not so sure VVOR.I> POVVER. John's been to the shops. - John e-a dus la magazine e\ e-a ntors acas. John's qone to the shops. - John s-a dus la magazine i e i nc acolo.

20 minutes+
Dar dumneavoastr? Scriei cteva propoziii despre ceea ce ai fcut sau nu ai fcut, folosind verbele din paranteze, dup urmtorul model. XVe eaten Mexican ood a -e\A) tirnes. Xve r\ever beev\ i,o S>pa'ir\. 1 (been) .......................................................................................... 2 (eaten) .......................................................................................... 3 (seen) .......................................................................................... 4 (tried).......................................................................................... 5 (played)....................................................................................... 184 English in 20 minutes a day

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Multi-word verbs
I a) b) c) d) e) f) g) Ascultai nregistrarea i stabilii crei situaii i corespunde fiecare conversaie pe care o auzii. Talking about the history of a company. Introducing somebody. Talking about someone who they don't like. Talking about something that someone else said. Looking for a set of keys. Buying a bus ticket. Talking to a colleague at work.

Grammai
f Multi-word verbs
Come in. The door is open. Vorbitorii de englez folosesc frecvent verbele prepoziionale. Acestea fac limbajul mai fluent, mai colocvial, mai puin formal. Un verb prepoziional este format dintr-un verb + prepoziie. De exemplu, spunem come in n loc de enter. Spunem take off n loc de deparl. Ourflight lakes off at half past eight See Grammar Bank

Stabilii ce verb prepoziional corespunde fiecrei sintagme. Toate aceste verbe prepoziionale au fost folosite n nregistrarea de la exerciiul I.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 get on with get off set up look for close down take over come in 185 a) start a business b) try to find something c) like another person d) stop doing business e) enter a room f) take control of something g) leave a train or bus

English in 20 minutes a day

Polly Burgess i scrie prietenei ei Amy Browne, care va lucra n aceeai companie cu ea: ITCP. Folosii unele dintre verbele prepoziionale din exerciiul 2 pentru a umple spaiile libere. Ascultai nregistrarea i verificai-v rspunsurile. T>ear An^ij i'm. refllty pleased tkat uou're tov^xv^ to worte for \TCP. it's a Qreat co\M.y>aiA.ij to worte, for a\A I reflllu etAjoy "w.w worte. i'w. sure you'll (1)....................................t\/tY\\owz extre^el-w well. i've beeiA, pro^oted to the n/.aiA.agei'uei'v.t dlvls.loiA, so you'll probably (2).........................KUJ olrtjob! The ITPC office Ls exulte ai\ easy place to flu-rt. if you ta fee the uiA-ctergroui/va! from-juroiA-g, you have to (3) .........................the traLi/i. at the clenA.etA.tt. stop ai/u*1 (4).........................Hollav^d vLLLnge AveiA.ue. The offt-ce s the first buiLdli^g uou. tow^t to. (5) .........................through the slde ei^tra^ce a^d aste the receptLoiA,ist for m.e - I'IL come aiA,d i^eet yow.. so see you iA,ext weete, Love Polly

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Putei forma multe verbe prepoziionale cu get. l'm gettlng on quite well at school. - l'm making good progress. Sit down and get on with your work. - Do your work without wasting time. I can't get my gloves on! - The gloves are too tight. Get out! The building is on fire! - Leave quickly!
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Completai propoziiile cu un verb prepoziional din caset. n unele cazuri, va trebui s schimbai forma verbului. come back get on get out fa II off go away go back go out 1 I need a holiday. Let's........................for a few days. 2 Stephen's in Mexico on business. He's........................on Friday. 3 l'm bored. Let's........................tonight. We could go for a meal and see a film. 4 Angie's in hospital for a few days. Nothing serious. She should........................on Wednesday, 5 You pay the bus driver when you..................the bus. 6 We went to France for my last holiday, and liked it so much we're........................next year. 7 Be careful on your bicycle. Don't........................and hurt yourself! 186 English in 20 minutes a day

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Party people
V place s mergei la petreceri? Oamenii vorbesc ntotdeauna mult la petreceri. Dac muzica e prea tare ca s vorbii, putei s dansai!

WORJ> POWER.
lat cteva expresii pe care le ute P $ folosi \a petreceri: How do you do? P\eased to meet you. td like to Introduce you to ... Would you like a drink? Would you like to dance?
Would you like somethina toeat...

, 2 Peter i Karen leag cu greu o conversaie. Citii dialogurile i completai spaiile libere. Apoi ascultai nregistrarea pentru a v verifica rspunsurile. Peter Would you like a cigarette?
Karen

Not for me, thanks. | . ued..t...rYV?ke.. but gave up last year. What about a glass of wine? No thanks, I........................ but my doctor told me to stop. Perhaps a cup of coffee instead? Well, would you ike to try one of these chicken pieces? Um, I see. Would you like to V dance, then? Uh huh, what about singing some karaoke?
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No, thankyou. I ...................coffee, but it stops me sleeping. Er, no, I .................... meat, but now l'm a vegetarian.
No, thankyou.

.........................but I hurt my leg in a skiing accident.


Yes, great idea! I

.......................very shy, but now I Iove singing in public!


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Alegei cuvntul corect dintre perechile de cuvinte n cursive din fiecare propoziie. Apoi ascultai nregistrarea pentru a v verifica rspunsurile. JAMES: Who's this I that over there? By the door. BECKY: Brian Clack. He's my cousin. Why do you ask? JAMES: Well, I just found these / those keys on the floor. I think he dropped them, Did you prepare all tfiis I that food yourself? BECKY: Most of it, yes. But I bought quite a lot ready-prepared from tfiis / that supermarket that has just opened down the road. |AMES: Mm. Well, you've done a great job. BECKY: Thanks. These /Those little pastries are delicious. Have you tried one? JAMES: Not yet. Mm, you're right. They aren't bad, are they? Well, l'd better give these/ those keys back to Brian. See you later! 4 Alegei cuvntul sau sintagma corect pentru a completa propoziiile. 1 Her dress is very nice. It's...............than mine. a) beautiful b) more beautiful c) most beautiful 2 The prawn snacks are wonderful. They're the...............things to eat. a) delicious b) more delicious c) most delicious 3 The music is lovely, but I can hardly hear it. Can you make it............ a) loud b) louder c) loudest 4 That woman over there is very................she never stops talking! a) boring b) more boring c) the most boring 5 It's been a wonderful party, the...............party l've been to for a long time! a) good b) better c) best
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n aceast conversaie sunt zece greeli. Gsii greelile i scriei cuvintele corecte. Apoi ascultai nregistrarea pentru a v verifica rspunsurile. JENNY: Hi. What's your name? STEVE: Oh, hi. My name's Steve. What's yours name? JENNY: l'm Jenny. Have you comed to England for a holiday? STEVE: No, l'm here on business. Mine company has an office not far from here. JENNY: Is you on your own? STEVE: NO, l'm with my wife. She's over there. JENNY: Is she the taller woman with the long hair? STEVE: That's her. Are you here on your own? JENNY: NO, l'm with my husband. He's this man with the blue jacket over there. What did you arrive in England? STEVE: We are arriving two days ago. JENNY: I see, and when long are you here altogether? STEVE: lust a week. JENNY: I hope you had a great time.
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People watching
Stage 4
Seaside Mystery: Part 8
The story so far. The three students go to the station to look for Mrs King. Two men get out of a black car and come towards them. One man says he has a gun and wants some money. Yoshiko gives him 300 from the cashpoint but he says it is not enough. He is angry because he wants more money. Peter says he will get some more and put it in a rubbish bin near a cafe on the beach. The men disappear and Peter tells Yoshiko and Carlos to meet him at the beach the next day. He is going to put a parcei into the rubbish bin. They are going to wait to see who comes to get it. Peter goes home and Carlos goes with Yoshiko to the police.

I Rspundei la ntrebrile despre partea a aptea a povestirii. 1 Why are the students going to the station? 2 What does the man want? 3 Why is the man angry? 4 What does Peter agree to do? 5 What are Yoshiko and Carlos going to do the next day? 2 Toate aceste cuvinte i expresii apar n partea a opta a povestirii. Bifai-le pe cele pe care le tii deja. ncercai s ghicii ce nseamn celelalte n timp ce ascultai povestirea.
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thieves part of frightened mess cupboards at the top sunglasses hotel reception guests safe
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swimming costume

$ \ 3 Ascultai povestirea i punei imaginile n ordinea corect. 1 2 3 4I 5 6

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Exclamaiile sunt cuvinte i expresii care exprim ceva cu fermitate. Ele sunt deseori, dar nu ntotdeauna, urmate de un semn de exclamare. lat cteva exemple: What a noise! Really! Oh dear!

Ouch! Wow!
4 Gsii vreo exclamaie n transcrierea nregistrrii pentru partea a opta? 190 English in 20 minutes a day

Functions
Aceast lecie v d prilejul s exersai ce ai nvat pn acum. Verificai-v rspunsurile i vedei ce progrese ai fcut. Scriei-v punctajul n chenare.
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1 Gsii corespondentul aciunilor din stnga ntre propoziiile din partea dreapt. 1 describing what somebody looks like a) Eddie's mad about football. 2 asking about somebody's physical appearance b) Have you got any hobbies? 3 asking about somebody's personality c) Is he shy or out-going? 4 describing something that you have not done d) I have never been abroad before. 5 comparing two people e) Alan used to travel a lot, but now he 6 describing somebody's age works from home. 7 asking what somebody likes doing in their f) Is she older than you? free time g) What does your sister look like? 8 saying what somebody is interested in h) He's tall with short black hair. 9 asking about somebody's age i) She's elderly, in her late seventies. 10 describing what somebody did in the past j) loan's got more experience than Sarah.
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2 Rearanjai literele dintre paranteze pentru a forma cuvinte. 1 She's very (altvktiea) ......................She never stops speaking! 2 He's a very (toepli)...............young man, he always says 'Please' and Thank you'! 3 She's so (elcerfuh)..................., she's always smiling and laughing. 4 What do I like doing in my free time? Well, I Iove (nsogphpi)................... In fact, I always spend too much money! 5 I enjoy (miwingms)...................in my free time. There's a pool not far from my apartment, so I go most evenings. 3 Gsii hobby-ul corespunztor fiecrei fraze. playinggolf travelling using the internet watching television eating in restaurants I It's so nice to have all your food cooked for you, and for someone to do the washing up afterwards.

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3 My wife bought me some clubs for my birthday, and there's a course nearby which I go to. 4 I spend hours online, and I send emails to all my friends. 5 I usually fly, but I prefer to go by train or, even better, by boat if l've got enough time. m

4 Completai propoziiile cu un cuvnt sau o expresie din caset. colleague gone get on played fixed 1 2 3 4 5 My computer was broken, but l've............. it. 'Where's Tim?''He's............. to the cinema.' lanet works in the same office as me. She's my . Wedon't............. very well with each other. We............. tennis all afternoon.

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> 5 Gsii i corectai greelile din urmtoarele propoziii. (Un punct pentru gsirea greelii, unul pentru corectarea ei.) I This film isn't good as the one I saw last week.

2 This computer is much expensiver than my old one. 3 I have phoned my mother yesterday. 4 When I was young, I use to fight with my brothers all the time. 5 Have ever you been to the USA? 6 Gsii participiul trecut corespunztor fiecrei forme de infinitiv. I be 2 see 3 meet 4 have 5 go a) had b) been c) gone d) seen e) met
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