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Larisa Caramavrov Ioana Dan Teodora Dragotă


Adrian Geicu Julieta Husarciuc Laura Popa
Carmen Sărdărescu Simona Sălceanu Georgiana Trancă

Coordonatori:
Cornelia Pătru Diana Cotescu
Daniel Leotescu

Craiova
2020
APLEO Companion to teaching English online A1, A2, A2+
Volume I
Craiova, 2020

Autori volum:

Larisa Caramavrov Ioana Dan Teodora Dragotă


Adrian Geicu Julieta Husarciuc Laura Popa
Carmen Sărdărescu Simona Sălceanu Georgiana Trancă

Coordonatori volum:
Cornelia Pătru
Diana Cotescu Daniel Leotescu

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La sfârșitul anului 2020 APLEO va relansa, după o pauză de peste 10


ani, publicația The Sentinel. Aceasta se adresează tuturor elevilor care
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Despre autori
Cornelia PĂTRU vicepreședinte și membru fondator APLEO, este
absolventă a Facultăţii de Litere, Universitatea din Craiova, specializarea
Română-Engleză, a urmat studiile de master ale aceleiași facultăți,
specializarea Limba Engleză – Unitate şi diversitate culturală în predarea
şi învățarea limbii engleze în context european. Este profesor titular de
limba engleză, gradul I, la Şcoala Gimnazială „Mircea Eliade”, Craiova,
membru în Consiliu Consultativ pentru disciplina limba engleză, profesor
metodist al ISJ Dolj, formator, mentor de practică pedagogică și autor de
articole și studii de specialitate.

Diana Victoria COTESCU Președinta Asociației profesorilor de limba engleză din


Oltenia – APLEO, eseist, traducător, membru al Uniunii Ziariștilor
Profesioniști din România, profesor titular de limba engleză la Colegiul
Naţional „Fraţii Buzeşti”. Este o persoană activă, fiind consilier
educativ, membru al Consiliului de administrație, membru în Consiliu
consultativ pentru disciplina limba engleză, profesor metodist de
specialitate, responsabil de cerc pedagogic şi mentor de practică
pedagogică etc. Face parte din colectivul de cercetători-colaboratori ai
Institutului de Studii şi Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-
Plopşor” Craiova al Academiei Române. A primit numeroase diplome
şi medalii pentru activitatea interdisciplinară, i s-a conferit titlul de
„Cetăţean al Europei” de către Liga Culturală pentru Unitatea
Românilor de Pretutindeni. Activitatea publicistică este foarte bogată,
fiind autoarea unui număr de 11 cărți, 6 studii în volume, 4 ediții îngrijite, 4 prefațe și
numeroase studii și articole în reviste din țară și din străinătate.

Daniel LEOTESCU voluntar în cadrul APLEO, profesor titular


de limba engleză, gradul didactic I, la Colegiul Național „Carol I”,
Craiova. Absolvent al Facultății de Litere Universitatea din Craiova,
specializarea limba română – limba engleză. Și-a continuat studiile
universitare cu master în domeniul managementului educațional
„Management educațional” la Universitatea din Craiova. Un profesor
cu o amplă activitate didactică pentru învățământul primar, gimnazial
și liceal, inspector școlar, mentor, trainer, metodist al ISJ Dolj, autor a
diverse studii și articole.

Larisa CARAMAVROV membru APLEO, profesor titular de


limba engleză la Școala Gimnazială „Ion Țuculescu", Craiova.
Profesează în învățământ de 20 de ani și deține gradul didactic I.
Absolventă a Facultății de Automatizări si Calculatoare promoția 1994,
Absolventă a Facultății de Litere, Craiova, Specializarea Limba engleză
- Limba română, promoția 2000. În 2006 a încheiat studiile
universitare de master „Unitate și diversitate culturală în studierea
limbii și literaturii engleze”, Universitatea din Craiova, responsabil de
cerc pedagogic și mentor.
Ioana DAN membru APLEO, profesor de limba engleză, gradul
didactic I, la Școala Gimnaziala „Mihai Viteazul” , Craiova. Absolventă a
Facultății de Litere Universitatea din Craiova, specializarea limba
română – limba engleză, a masteratului „Lingvistică romanică” în cadrul
Universității din Craiova. Experiență de 20 de ani în învățământ,
membru in comisiile de organizare a diferitelor competiții școlare
județene, interjudețene și naționale. A făcut parte din comisiile de
organizare ale olimpiadelor și concursurilor școlare. De asemenea, a
participat la numeroase cursuri și seminarii de formare profesională, a
publicat articole și materiale didactice în reviste de specialitate.

Teodora DRAGOTĂ, profesor de limba engleză, gradul I la C.N.


„Tudor Vladimirescu”,Tg-Jiu, inspector școlar pentru limbi moderne ISJ
Gorj în perioada 2017-2019, Cambridge Examiner-Eurolingva din anul
2017, membru fondator al APLEO coordonator de proiecte Comenius,
Erasmus+, Grundtvig, Euroscola (2010 -prezent). Absolventă a Facultăţii
de Litere, Universitatea Craiova şi a unui master in domeniul educaţional.
Profesor cu o vastă experienţă în predare la nivel primar, gimnazial, liceal,
mentor şi trainer, autor de diverse studii şi articole. A facut parte din
Comisia Naţională de Evaluare a Olimpiadei Naţionale de Limba engleză , şi a
organizat centre de examinare Cambridge, olimpiade şcolare locale,judeţene.A paricipantă
la cursuri de formare în Gloucester(Anglia) şi Dunfermline (Scoţia),UK.

Adrian GEICU membru APLEO, profesor limba engleză, la Școala


Profesională Daneți. A absolvit cursurile Facultății de Litere, specializarea
limba și literatura engleză - limba si literatura germană în cadrul
Universității din Craiova. In perioada 2009-2010 a studiat la Ruhr
Universität Bochum specializarea Anglistik/Germanistik. Și-a continuat
studiile in perioada 2011-2013 cu Master - limba engleză - Studii teoretice
si aplicate. În prezent este membru al Consiliului Consultativ al disciplinei
limba engleză din cadrul ISJ Dolj, autor a diverse studii și cărți de
specialitate.

Julieta HUSARCIUC membru fondator APLEO, profesor titular de


limba engleză, gradul didactic I, la Liceul Tehnologic „Tudor Vladimirescu”,
Mehedinți. Absolventă a Facultății de Litere Universitatea ”Spiru Haret”,
București, specializarea limba română - limba engleză. Și-a continuat
studiile universitare cu master în domeniul managementului educațional
„Management educațional” la Universitatea „Vasile Goldiș”, Arad. A
absolvit programul de studii postuniversitare ”Informatică Tehnică”, la
Universitatea din Craiova. Profesor cu amplă activitate didactică pentru
învățământul, gimnazial și liceal, trainer, metodist al ISJ Mehedinți, autor a
diverse studii și articole și formator acreditat al Asociației Generale a
Cadrelor Didactice din România ,,Dăscălimea Română” în cadrul programelor nonformale
și extracurriculare.

Laura POPA membru APLEO, profesor, gradul didactic I, titular la


Școala Gimnazială „Axente Sever” Aiud și Liceul Tehnologic Agricol
„Alexandru Borza”, Ciumbrud, absolventă a Facultății de Teologie-Litere-
secția engleză (promoția 2004) din cadrul Universității “1 Decembrie
1918” din Alba Iulia. Masterat în Mediere interculturală în cadrul aceleași
universități. A deținut funcția de inspector școlar de limbi moderne în
perioada august 2018-ianuarie 2020, fiind și membru si profesor
evaluator in comisia centrală a Olimpiadei de limba engleză-faza
națională, 2019, predau limba engleză la ciclul primar, gimnazial și liceal.

Carmen SĂRDĂRESCU membru APLEO, profesor de limba


engleză, gradul didactic I, titular la Colegiul Național de Informatică „Matei
Basarab” din Râmnicu Vâlcea, absolventă a Facultății de Litere-secția
engleză-franceză (promoția 1998) din cadrul Universității „Babeș-Bolyai”
din Cluj Napoca. Profesor metodist și membru al Consiliului Consultativ al
profesorilor de limbi moderne in cadrul ISJ Vâlcea , îndrumător de practică
pedagogică, membru și profesor evaluator în Comisia Centrală a Olimpiadei
de limba engleză-faza națională, predă limba engleză din anul 1998 la ciclul
primar, gimnazial și liceal.

Simona SĂLCEANU membru APLEO, profesor titular de limba


engleză, gradul didactic I, la Școala Gimnazială „Alexandru Macedonski”,
Craiova. Absolventă a Facultății de Litere Universitatea din Craiova,
specializarea limba si literatura engleza – limba si literatura franceza. Și-
a continuat studiile universitare cu masterul „Unitate si diversitate
culturală in studierea limbii si literaturii engleze” la Universitatea din
Craiova. Un profesor cu experiență în predarea limbii engleze la toate
nivelurile, mentor si formator CCD.

Georgiana Corina TRANCĂ este profesor de limba engleză, gradul


didactic I, la prestigiosul Colegiu Național Elena Cuza din Craiova. Are titlul
științific de Doctor și o vechime de predare de 16 ani. Este membru fondator
APLEO și vicepreședinte. Pe parcursul întregii sale activități didactice a
manifestat interes deosebit față de tehnicile moderne de predare și a
contribuit la implementarea curriculumului național prin activități active și
proactive. În același timp, a desfășurat o bogată activitate de cercetare
științifică, materializată prin publicarea de cărți și articole de specialitate,
precum și prin participarea la conferințe științifice la nivel internațional,
național și județean.
Cuprins

Level A1 …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12

VOCABULARY ……………………………………………………………………………………. 13

GRAMMAR ………………………………………………………………………………………… 36

READING ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60

WRITING …………………………………………………………………………………………... 80

LISTENING ………………………………………………………………………………….…… 100

Level A2 …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 117

VOCABULARY ……………………………………………………………………………………. 118

GRAMMAR …………………………………………………………………………………..…… 148

READING ………………………………………………………………………………………..… 172

WRITING ……………………………………………………………………………………..…… 191

LISTENING ………………………………………………………………………………….…… 202

Level A2+ ……………………..……………………………………………………….…….……. 219

VOCABULARY ………………………………………………………………………………..…. 220

GRAMMAR …………………………………………………………………………………….…. 249

READING …………………………………………………………………………………..…….. 288

WRITING …………………………………………………………………………………..…….. 308

LISTENING …………………………………………………………………………………….... 319


Introducere

APLEO Companion to Teaching English Online, Volume 1 – A1, A2, A2+ este o
colecție de materiale și fișe de lucru ce se adresează profesorilor de limba engleză,
care se adaptează trecerii de la predarea clasică la predarea în mediul online, dar și
elevilor ce doresc să aprofundeze cunoștințele de limba engleză. Aceștia au la dispoziție
o varietate de materiale create pentru predarea online, dar și pentru lucrul în clasă sau
pentru cei ce învață limba engleză in mod independent.
Materialele sunt structurate în trei capitole ce corespund celor trei niveluri de
dificultate – A1, A2, A2+ conform Cadrului European Comun de Referință pentru Limbi.
Fiecare capitol este la rândul sau împărțit in cinci categorii pe care se centrează
activitatea de învățare a limbii engleze: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, Writing și
Listening, vizând competențe esențiale și o arie largă de probleme specifice limbii
engleze, asigurând acces la diverse tipuri de exerciții ce pot contribui la dezvoltarea
competențelor de înțelegere a limbii engleze, precum și de comunicare în limba engleză.
Varietatea exercițiilor propuse, atât în forma tradițională, cât și apelând la resurse
online, transformă experiența predării și învățării online a limbii engleze într-o
experiență nu doar utilă, ci și plăcută pentru toți actorii implicați. Pe lângă fișele de
lucru în format PDF, ghidul oferă beneficiarilor activitățile de writing în format
editabil, precum și link-urile / înregistrările necesare rezolvării sarcinilor de lucru
pentru partea de listening.
De asemenea, autorii culegerii pun la dispoziția cadrelor didactice un Teacher’s
book, ce poate fi solicitat pe baza unei declarații pe propria răspundere.
Cu speranța că atât profesorii cât și elevii vor considera acest material nu doar
util, ci și interesant, vă dorim mult succes in activitatea de predare și învățare a limbii
engleze!
Acest prim volum se dorește a inaugura o serie de materiale auxiliare pe care
APLEO vi le propune, cu speranța că vor deveni instrumente utile pentru profesori și
elevi deopotrivă.

Autorii
COMPANION TO TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE – A1, A2, A2+, VOLUME I

Level A1

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VOCABULARY

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Worksheet 1

At school

I. You have the following list of words related to school. Group

them into school subjects and school objects.

Pencil, PE, pen, rubber, Mathematics, paper, English, folder, notebook,

History, Spanish, book, French, computer, clock, Art, scissors,

Geography, German, locker, paper clip, Biology, project, chalk, Physics,

uniform, Music, map, microscope, dictionary, marker, Chemistry, board,

ball.

II. Unscramble the letters to find the words.

• HYISTRO=

• RTA=

• BURBRE=

• ILCNPE=

• EHNSGIL=

• BKOO=

• PTRCOEJ=

• TEERACH=

• STNTEDU=

• KSED=

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III. Use some of the words given in exercise 1 to complete the

definition:

• The __________ is a person who helps students learn.

• A book that tells us the meaning of words and how to spell them

is called a __________.

• A school subject where you can sing: ________.

• A piece of __________ is used to write on a blackboard.

• Math, Music, English and PE are school ___________.

• A ____________ is used to write notes in it at school.

• On a ____________ or PlayStation you can also play games.

• You write on it with chalk: _________.

• With a ______________ you can erase a text written in pencil.

• A ___________ is often used in PE classes.

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Worksheet 2

I. Divide the following body parts into two groups:

arm, eye, finger, back, foot, throat, leg, hand, mouth, ear, nose,

head, knee, hip, eyebrow, face, kidney, tongue, shoulder, tooth,

stomach, bone, chest.

• Body parts you have one of;

• Body parts you have two or more of.

II. Unscramble the words:

• ESEY =

• RAE =

• THUOM =

• ERSULDSHO =

• FSIRNGE =

• THETE =

• MAR =

• WOBLE =

• EEKNS =

• FTEE =

III. Read the clues and fill in the described body parts.

• You have two and you use them to hear. –

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• You have ten of them on your hands. –

• Every person has two and uses them to walk –

• You can see with them. –

• We have only one and it is used to talk and eat. –

• A human being has 32 and uses them to chew food. –

• You have one on your face and you use it to smell. –

• It is on your head. It can be fair or dark. –

• You wear shoes on them. –

• It is in your mouth and helps you speak. -

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Worksheet 3

I. Look at the following family tree and complete the

sentences with the relationships between the members.

John married Mary

Alex married Ana Chris married Sarah

Nicole and Alan Misty and Jack

• Nicole and Alan are ________

• Who is Misty’s brother? ___________

• Who is Jack’s father? ___________

• Alan is John’s ___________.

• Who is Nicole’s grandmother? ___________

• John is Ana’s ___________.

• Mary is Nicole’s ____________.

• Alan and Jack are ___________.

• Alex is Jack’s ____________.

• Nicole is Sarah’s ___________.

II. Answer with TRUE or FALSE:

• Sara’s brother is Alex. -

• Nicole has got two cousins. –

• Alex and Jack are brothers-in-law. –

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• Chris is Sarah’s husband. –

• Ana and Sarah are cousins. –

• Misty is Ana’s niece. –

• John has got 4 grandchildren. –

• Chris is John’s son. –

• Alex and Sarah are brothers. -

• Mary is Nicole’s grandmother. –

III. Fill in the right family member:

• My father's sister is my_________.

• My son's sister is my __________.

• My mother's daughter is my __________.

• My mother and father are my ___________.

• My brother's daughter is my ___________.

• My uncle’s wife is my _____________.

• My mother's brother is my __________.

• My father's mother is my ____________.

• My son's son is my ____________.

• My sister's son is my ___________.

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Worksheet 4

I. Find the scrambled words:

• BELSUO =

• LOVEGS =

• ANESJ=

• SUITIMSW =

• PAC =

• OBOST =

• HOTSRS =

• IRTHS =

• RACFS =

• OATCAIRN =

II. Read and decide if the statements are TRUE or FALSE:

• Shoes can have buttons. –

• Shorts are shorter trousers. –

• Dresses can be used instead of shirts-

• Skirts can be used instead of hats. -

• We wear sandals during winter. –

• A cap is less elegant than a hat. –

• Sunglasses are considered accessories. –

• Zips can be used instead of buttons.

• Caps protect you on sunny days. –

• We wear raincoats when we go to the beach. –

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III. Check the following list of words and find 10 of them which

are not related to clothes or accessories:

boots, ferry, cap, coat, dress, ticket, gloves, wind, hat, jacket, jeans,

tongue, pyjamas, notebook, pants, raincoat, desk, cook, scarf, curtains,

shirt, shoes, skirt, slacks, slippers, glass, socks, stockings, suit, sweater,

sweatshirt, t-shirt, tie, trousers, underclothes, oven, underpants,

undershirt, belt.

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Worksheet 5

I. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the following words:

members, newspaper, everywhere, delicious, toys,

her, is watching, carpet, music, computer

Dan’s family is at home. All the (1) ______________ of the family

are very busy. Dan’s father is in the living room. He is reading a (2)

_____________. Mother is in the kitchen. She is making a (3)

___________ pizza and Grandma is helping (4) ____________. Grandpa

(5) ___________ an interesting film. Mary is listening to (6)

_____________ in her room. Dan’s little brother is playing with his (7)

____________ on the (8) ____________. There are toys (9)

______________. Dan is playing (10) _____________ games.

II. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the following words:

way, for, o’clock, woods, to, home,

drives, our, time, tired

Every Sunday we go for a picnic in the (1) ________. My mother (2)

________ the car. My father sleeps all the (3) _________ there,

because he is (4) ________. When we arrive, we run straight (5)

________ the river. We swim (6) _________ a long time and then we

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eat (7) _________ lunch. We leave at six (8) _________ and go (9)

_________. We all have a lovely (10) ________.

III. . Read the text and fill in the gaps with the following words:

Hawaii, shining, thinking, be, soon, lying,

wonderful, visit, juice, swimming

Dear Alexandra,

Here I am in sunny (1) __________ at last. The sun is (2) __________

and I'm having a (3) __________ time.

I'm (4) __________ on the beach, drinking pineapple (5) __________ and

(6) ___________ in the sea when I'm hot. The water is incredible!

Tomorrow I'm going to (7) ___________ the city and the shops. I'm sure

it will (8) __________ lovely. I'm (9) __________ of you and I wish you

were here.

See you (10) ____________,

Love,

Mary

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Worksheet 6

I. Write questions for the answers:

1. __________________________________________?
My name is Erin Cullen.

2. ___________________________________________?
I get up at 7 o’clock in the morning.

3. __________________________________________?
My lessons start at 8 o’clock.

4. __________________________________________?
I go to school by bike.

5. __________________________________________?
I go home at 3 o’clock.

6. __________________________________________?
I have lunch at school.

7. __________________________________________?
No, I don’t. I never do my homework in class.

8. __________________________________________?
Yes, I can. I play the guitar very well.

9. __________________________________________?
Yes, I do. I play cricket.

10. __________________________________________?
Yes, I can. I can speak French very well.

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II. Complete the conversation:

A: What’s your name?


B: Debbie Rowland.
1. A: _________________________________?
B: I’m twelve.
2. A: _________________________________?
B: I’m from New York.
3. A: _________________________________?
B: Yes, one brother and two sisters.
4. A: _________________________________?
B: At the weekend? Oh, I go to the park.
5. A: _________________________________? B: Lunch?
I always have lunch at about one o’clock.

III. . Complete the conversation.

A: What’s your name?


B: My name’s Frances Harding.
A: _______________________________ ?
B: I’m fourteen.
A: _________________________________?
B: I’m from London.
A: _________________________________?
B: No, I haven’t got any brothers or sisters.
A: _________________________________?
B: On Sunday? I go to the swimming pool.
A: __________________________________?
B: Dinner? We usually have dinner at about 7 o’clock.

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Worksheet 7

Look at the picture and the texts below. Pay attention to the
underlined words.
CHRISTMAS JOY
Christmas is near. Our living room
looks great. There is a colourful
carpet on the floor. There is a huge
Christmas tree in front of the
window and there are decorations on
the small table in the centre of the
room. There is a bright fire in the
fireplace and there is a comfortable
armchair on the left of the
fireplace. There is a black chair near
the table. There is a beautiful
picture above the fireplace, between
the two yellow lamps and there are some green decorations below it.
There is a brown cupboard behind the Christmas tree and there are some
presents under the tree. There is a nice red star on top of the tree.
Merry Christmas, everybody!

Answer the following questions.


1. Where is the armchair?
__________________________________
2. Where is the black chair?
__________________________________
3. Where is the Christmas tree?
__________________________________
4. Where is the picture?
__________________________________
5. Where is the red star?
__________________________________
6. Where is the cupboard?
__________________________________

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7. Where are the presents?


__________________________________
8. Where is the carpet?
__________________________________
9. Where is the fire?
__________________________________
10. Where is the table?
__________________________________

AT THE BEACH
We are on our summer holiday
and we are having a great time. It
is evening and the sun is setting
into the ocean. We are walking
along the beach and some sea
birds are flying above our heads.
Some birds are jumping across
the beach looking for something
to eat.

Answer the following questions.


1. Where is the sun setting?
__________________________________

2. Where are we walking?


__________________________________

3. Where are some birds flying?


__________________________________

4. Where are some birds jumping?


_________________________________

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Worksheet 8

I. Check you vocabulary related to appearance. Fill in the gaps with

the correct words from the box.

fat young handsome slim old tall short thin brown hair

beautiful

1. Your sister is Miss America, she must be ____________.

2. What height is considered __________? I think above 1, 80.

3. I have got __________ hair, I can’t braid it.

4. You will get ____________ if you eat lots of fast food.

5. Joe is fat and Tim is the opposite, so he’s ____________.

6. Jenny is __________; she needs size S for her blouse.

7. Dennis is too ____________to ride a motorcycle.

8. Your grandfather is 85, but he doesn´t look too _____________.

9. He is a model, so he’s very ______________.

10. You have ____________ if your hair is a dark colour.

II. Homophones are words that sound the same as each other, but have

different spellings and meanings. Put together the words that sound

the same

dear be bored mail knows by its for high meet

1. nose _________________________

2. bee _________________________

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3. it’s _________________________

4. male ________________________

5. buy _________________________

6. hi __________________________

7. meat ________________________

8. deer ________________________

9. four ________________________

10. board ______________________

III. Choose a set of homophones from exercise 2 and make sentences:

e.g. bee – be

1. Don’t touch that bee! / I want to be the best in the class!

2. _____________________/_________________________

3. ______________________/________________________

4. ______________________/________________________

5. ______________________/________________________

6. _______________________/_______________________

7. _______________________/_______________________

8. _______________________/_______________________

9. _______________________/_______________________

10. ______________________/________________________

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Worksheet 9

I. Choose the correct answer a/b/c/d to fill in the sentences.

1. She lives in a beautiful...

a) houses b) book c) town d) restaurant

2. It’s half past...

a) second b) twenty c) nine d) half

3. The best singer was...

a) win b) singer c) robot d) Johnny

4. The vacation will last...

a) one hour b) one week c) one minute d) once

5. Jenny never...

a) lie b) lies c) lying d) tells lie

6. Olin, please remember to... hands.

a) washes b) washing c) wash d) washed

7. Joe didn’t do his...

a) home-work b) homework c) works d) school

8. Your computer is too...

a) new b) update c) deep d) old

9. Holly had a spot on her...

a) medicine b) dress c) knows d) perfume

10. It’s a long way from...

a) the map b) yours c) here d) our

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II. Check your vocabulary related to feelings. Match a sentence half

from section A with a sentence half from section B:

Section A: Section B:

1. I’m happy because … a) I have just lost my cat.

2. I’m sad because … b) I don’t have any friends to

talk to

3. I’m afraid because … c) I didn’t pass the exam.

4. I feel lonely because … d) there’s a bug in the bath.

5. I’m disappointed because … e) it’s a wonderful day.

6. I’m worried because … f) my television is broken.

7. I’m confused because … g) my desk mate is talking about

me behind my back.

8. I feel hurt because … h) I thought today was Saturday.

9. I’m excited because … i) I don’t know how I can pay my

gas bill.

10. I’m bored because … j) we’re all going on vacation

tonight!

III. Match the two halves to make ten words about modern technology.

SIM touch ring cell key text address personal voice on

phone line message pad mail book tone card screen

computer

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e. g. 1. SIM - card

2. _______________ - ____________________

3. ________________ - ___________________

4. ________________ - ___________________

5. ________________ - ___________________

6. ________________ - ___________________

7. ________________ - ___________________

8. ________________ - ___________________

9. ________________ - ___________________

10. _______________ - ___________________

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Worksheet 10

I. Match the pictures with the body parts.

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II. Write down the body parts:

e.g BODY

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III. Draw lines and write as many words related to body as you can:

e.g.

HEAD

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GRAMMAR

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Worksheet 1

I. Write the plural form of the following nouns:

• mouse –

• apple –

• fox –

• child –

• flower –

• man –

• toy –

• potato –

• dish –

• knife –

II. Check the following list of words and circle 10 of them which

are NOT plurals:

knife, bears, boxes, bottles, seas, girls, loaf, swans, cars, trees, child,

man, wives, chairs, lakes, foot, jugs, mice, potatoes, blueberries,

packets, smiles, chief, tooth, life, apricots, dish, hens, doors, person,

wolves, woman.

III. Fill in the blanks with ‘’is’’ or ‘’are’’.

• Max ____ a very nice person.

• This pair of scissors ___ very old.

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• My shorts ____ on the chair.

• There ____ five children on the bus.

• Your trousers ____ red.

• Maybe your pyjamas ____ in the wardrobe.

• Mice _____ very annoying in a kitchen.

• There _____ lots of fish in the lake.

• The fireman ____ outside the fire station.

• This sheep ____ only two months old.

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Worksheet 2

I. Put the words and phrases in the correct group: with ‘’the’’

or without ‘’the’’ - oldest, tulips, Tuesday, Sun, John’s, Danube, Alps,

second, Lake Baikal, Calea Bucuresti Street, love, Mount Everest,

Ministry of Finance.

The: oldest, The: tulips (in general),

II. Circle the best answer to complete the sentences

• He collects _______________. He's got over three thousand!

a. stamps b. the stamps

• We're going skiing in _______________ for Christmas!

a. Carpathians b. the Carpathians

• He's _______________ of a country in Europe.

a. a prime minister b. the prime minister

• Love, could you feed _______________, please?

a. a cat b. the cat

• My brother loves _______________. He wants to be a vet.

a. animals b. the animals

• My dad wants to go to _______________ for his birthday.

a. a stadium b. the stadium

• These islands are in _______________.

a. Pacific Ocean b. the Pacific Ocean

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• My friends say _______________ makes the world go round.

a. money b. the money

• My grandfather is ____________ person in my family.

a. oldest b. the oldest

• The Maori come from______________.

a. The New Zeeland b. New Zeeland

III. Fill in the blanks with the right article: A, AN, THE where

necessary.

• ___teacher earns more than ___shop assistant.

• Do you know who invented ___ mobile phone?

• She’ll meet you outside ___ school. She’ll be there in ___quarter

of an hour.

• ___ old people tend to think that ___ life was easier in __ past.

• ___ education she got at ___ school was excellent.

• She had ___ bad experience at school yesterday.

• John lived in ___ Netherlands before moving to Germany.

• My brother noticed ___ interesting smell coming from ___

kitchen.

• She should have phoned me ___ hour ago.

• We visited ___grandfather in ___ nursing home.

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Worksheet 3

I. Fill in the blanks with a, an, some, any.

• They had ____ chicken wings for lunch.

• She’ll need ____ umbrella if she goes out.

• Maria needs ____new car.

• He’d like ____ potato with his steak.

• I don't need ___ help

• Bring me ___ garlic, please.

• How about ____ cup of coffee?

• Have you seen ____ good films recently?

• She’s got ____ amazing idea!

• Could you get us ____ more wine?

II. Each of the following sentences has a mistake. Correct it and

rewrite the sentence.

• Would you like an new phone?

_____________________________________

• We need a bananas.

_____________________________________

• Some cats have four legs.

______________________________________

• Have a jam on your toast.

______________________________________

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• Here’s some orange from our tree.

_______________________________________

• I love some orange juice!

______________________________________

• I’d like a milk please!

______________________________________

• There isn’t some cheese left.

______________________________________

• Is there a butter on that plate?

______________________________________

• I’ve got a apricot.

______________________________________

III. Circle the correct word to complete the sentence.

• You must buy two ________ of eggs.

a) slices b) cartons c) bottles

• Pass me a _________ of bread please.

a) carton b) packet c) loaf

• I can’t afford all these clothes. I’ve got _______ money left.

a) little b) some c) few

• How _______ cheese did you buy?

a) many b) much c) few

• Buy me a ________ of chocolate please!

a) bar b) pack c)slice

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• Can I have a ______of coffee please?

a) glass b) cup c) carton

• Put a _________of honey in the tea!

a) spoonful b) bag c) litre

• Grandpa doesn’t have _______hair.

a) much b) many c) lots

• Have you got ________paper?

a) a b) some c) much

• Mary, close the window! There’s too ______noise!

a) many b) much c) little

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Worksheet 4

I. Write the correct Present Simple tense form of the verb in

brackets.

1. Mimi and Dorian (come) ____________ to the Car Wash to help.

2. Cammy (carry) ______________ water and soap to the car.

3. Tim (place) _______________ his sponge in the bucket.

4. George (wash) _________________ the tires.

5. Clarissa (fill) ______________ the bucket with water again.

6. The woman in the blue car (drive) ______________ onto the lot.

7. The car’s engine (purr) _______________ like a kitten.

8. She (watch) _______________ the kids working.

9. More cars (wait) ________________ in line.

10. The children (make) ______________ money for their project.

II. Rewrite each sentence, correcting each present-tense verb.

1. The kids listens to Johnny’s ideas for raising money.

___________________________________________________

2. She want to have a bake sale.

___________________________________________________

3. Alan and Paula decides they will bake muffins.

___________________________________________________

4. Tamika greet everyone with a smile.

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5. She thank them for giving money to their school.

___________________________________________________

6. I writes emails to my friend in New England.

___________________________________________________

7. Ronda feel tired at the end of a long day.

___________________________________________________

8. My mom and dad eats outside among the plants.

___________________________________________________

9. Harry plant flowers by the fence.

___________________________________________________

10. Thomas Edison are an inventor.

___________________________________________________

III. Make questions using the cues below.

Model: a) the students / go on trips every summer

Do the students go on trips every summer?

b) John / like English

Does John like English?

1. we / watch television every Sunday

___________________________________________________

2. Mr. Plumb / read the newspaper on the bus

___________________________________________________

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3. Sally / work at home every morning

___________________________________________________

4. your parents / like old films

___________________________________________________

5. the students in the 9th form / study Economics

___________________________________________________

6. this shop / close at 8 o’clock

___________________________________________________

7. Michael / understand the question

___________________________________________________

8. you / attend a good school

___________________________________________________

9. it / rain much in summer

___________________________________________________

10. you / enjoy winter sports

___________________________________________________

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Worksheet 5

I. Put verbs in the sentences below in the 3rd person

singular. Pronounce the –s ending correctly.

e.g. I watch TV in the evening. Julie …

Julie watches TV in the evening, too.

1. I walk to school.

My desk mate ______________________.

2. All the students work hard.

Jimmy ______________________.

3. My parents live in Craiova.

My uncle ______________________.

4. I know the answer.

My classmate ______________________.

5. I wash my hands before dinner.

He ______________________.

6. They like school very much.

Tom ______________________.

7. The children play in the park.

Marry ______________________.

8. Those pupils study in the library.

My friend ____________________.

9. I receive a lot of letters.

My mother ______________________.

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10. They finish work at 6 o’clock.

My sister _____________________.

II. Make these sentences negative.

e.g. a) I speak English. (Spanish)

I speak English but I don’t speak Spanish.

b) He collects stamps. (coins)

He collects stamps but he doesn’t collect coins.

1. They like tea. (milk)

2. He understands Italian. (German)

3. Mrs Smith teaches English. (Japanese)

4. I visit my friends on Sunday. (on Saturday)

5. Paul reads novels. (poems)

6. They study Geography. (History)

7. My baby brother cries at night. (in the day time)

8. He likes classical music. (modern music)

9. She writes postcards. (letters)

10. My friends watch a film every week. (a play)

III. Put the verb in the brackets in the positive or negative form,

choosing whichever is true about your English teacher.

e.g. My English teacher … to school. (walk)

My English teacher walks to school.

My English teacher doesn’t walk to school.

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1. My English teacher … with his / her parents. (live)

2. He / she … in a new block of flats. (live)

3. He / she … in a secondary school. (teach)

4. He /she … to school in the morning. (come)

5. He / she … beginners. (teach)

6. He / she … brightly coloured clothes. (wear)

7. He / she … uniform at school. (wear)

8. He / she … in school. (smoke)

9. He / she … tennis in his spare time. (play)

10. He / she … watching television. (like)

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Worksheet 6

I. What do you think they are doing? Use the present tense

continuous to write one more sentence for each example.

Example: Mother is in the kitchen. She is cooking.

1. Father is in the garage. He ……

2. Grandfather is in the garden.

3. The children are in the park.

4. Jane is in the living room; the television in on.

5. Mr Smith is in his office.

6. The students are in the language lab.

7. The opera singer is on the stage.

8. Mr Brown is in his car.

9. The girls are in their sewing class.

10. All the family is at the table.

II. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the present continuous

tense, the negative form.

Example: My brother …. Physics for his exam. (study)

My brother isn’t study Physics for his exam.

1. The travellers … north tonight. (go)

2. He … novel right now. (write)

3. Grandmother … a pullover for me. (knit)

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4. Tommy … for the Maths test. (study)

5. My uncle … on an important invention. (work)

6. They … a new block of flats opposite the street. (build)

7. The National Theatre … a play by William Shakespeare. (put on)

8. This student … quickly. (improve)

9. We usually … to school by bus. (go)

10. The children … in the garden in the afternoon. (play).

III. Ask your classmate questions about what they are doing now

and have them answer you. Use the cues below.

Model:

a) Where / sit b) Who / sing

A: Where are you sitting? A: Who is singing?

B: I’m sitting at my desk. B: My desk mate is singing.

1. Who / stand; 6. What / draw;

2. What / say; 7. Who / answer;

3. Where / write; 8. Where / go;

4. What / talk about; 9. What / ask;

5. Who / listen to; 10. Who / open

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Worksheet 7

I. Put the verbs in brackets in the right form of the present

tense (simple or continuous) to practise the contrast between the

habitual actions and actions going on at the moment of speaking.

Example: The children … milk now. (drink)

The children are drinking milk now.

They … milk every morning. (drink)

They drink milk every morning.

1. He … a telephone call right now. (make)

2. We always … to the match when our team plays. (go)

3. Look! It … again. (rain)

4. The Symphonic Orchestra … a concert now. (give)

5. They … breakfast at the moment. (have)

6. I always … my friend to the station. (drive)

7. My parents … all the class meetings. (attend)

8. Listen! Somebody … Paganini. (play)

9. Mary … her shopping on Mondays. (do)

10. The boys … football every afternoon. (play)

II. In pairs talk about the places where you spent time a while

ago. Use the prompts below.

Model: Where were you last summer?

I was at the seaside last summer.

Who were you with?

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I was with my mother, my father and my little sister.

1. last weekend; 6. after lunch;

2. five months ago; 7. at 2 o’clock yesterday;

3. last winter; 8. on Sunday morning;

4. a week ago; 9. yesterday afternoon.

5. a few days later; 10. on your last birthday.

III. Take turn and tell your class what did you and your family

do last week:

Model: Monday / test

Last week on Monday I had a test.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

My family I My family and I I

• trip to Brasov • test in Physics • class meeting • test in Maths

• good meals • a barbeque • English classes • football match

Thursday Friday Saturday

My mother and I I We all

• shopping session • conference about • party at Jane’s

in town pollution at school place

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Worksheet 8

I. Write down and then read aloud the following numerals:

a) Cardinal numerals: 197; 218; 361; 999; 4195; 5213.

b) Years: 1822; 1948; 1435; 1067; 1900; 1908.

c) Time: 11.05; 12.20; 1.30; 2.45; 3.05; 9.55.

d) Phone numbers: 0771445566; 0723458012; 0745999005;

e) Ordinal numerals: 2nd; 4th; 20th; 27th; 31st; 100th.

II. Complete the gaps with the correct form of the number in

the brackets:

e.g. They have lunch at __________ o'clock. (1)

They have lunch at one o'clock.

1. My brother is in _______________ form. (5)

2. I have borrowed ___________ books. (4)

3. This is ____________ book I am reading this week. (3)

4. Mary must do this exercise the ______________ time. (9)

5. John has seen _____________ of my classmates. (2)

6. Ely is in ____________ class. (8)

7. He has learnt English for _______________years. (6)

8. We have worked on this for _____________ hours. (3)

9. All of you can find the answer in _____________ lesson. (3)

10. Monday is the ________________ day of the week. (1)

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III. Translate into English:

1. 1 Decembrie si 24 ianuarie sunt sarbatori nationale ale poporului

nostru.

2. Deschideti cartea la pagina 37 si recapitulati capitolul 3 inca o data.

3. Locuiesc pe strada Maresal Antonescu nr 59.

4. Cati ani are fiica ta? Are 11 ani.

5. La ora 6 si jumatate ia autobuzul 9 si du-te sa vizitezi gradina

zoological.

6. Cat costa o pereche de pantaloni? 16 lire.

7. Te rog, cumpara 3 paini, o duzina de oua si 2 kg de faina.

8. Intre unsprezece fara zece si unsprezece si zece aveti pauza mare.

9. Formezi 0744213525 si apoi astepti.

10. Cred ca ei vor pleca cu trenul de 9.45.

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Worksheet 9

I. Answer the questions below and motivate your answers.

e.g. Can you jump high?

Yes, I can because I’m tall.

No, I can’t because I have short legs.

1. Can you dance?

2. Can you ski?

3. Can you swim?

4. Can you sing?

5. Can you read?

6. Can you play chess?

7. Can you run fast?

8. Can you write?

9. Can you climb trees?

10. Can you ride a bike?

II. Observe the emoticons (emojis) and complete with the correct

form of the verb CAN.

1. My mom ________ ride a bike. ☺

2. Your brother ________ drive a car. 

3. Your sisters _______ play chess. 

4. He _________ play the guitar. ☺

5. Jane _________ skate. ☺

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6. Danny _________ play tennis. 

7. My father _________ speak Korean. ☺

8. John _________speak French. 

9. Elaine _________ drive a truck. 

10. Our neighbors _________ have a party on Sunday. ☺

III. Translate into English:

1. Poti sa-mi aduci ziarul, te rog?

2. Acum puteti sa semnati in caiet, este gata!

3. Pot sa imprumut aceasta carte? Da, poti.

4. Pot sa va aduc o ceasca de ceai? Nu, multumesc! Sunt bine!

5. Daniela poate invata poezia pana maine.

6. George nu poate calari un cal, ii este frica de cai.

7. Ea nu poate sa mearga la concert; are alte lucruri de facut.

8. Acum poti sa mergi la joaca.

9. Nu poti sa stai aici; ploua.

10. Eu pot vorbi chineza si imi place.

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Worksheet 10

I. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb

MUST.

1. Children under 8 ________ be accompanied by an adult.

2. Jean _________ know about the new curtains yet, it’s a surprise.

3. Dan _________ send the letter to us by next week, we’re in a hurry.

4. We _________ forget to get some petrol.

5. You __________ disturb Danny because he’s working.

6. It __________ be beautiful outside, I hear kids playing.

7. You __________ ask the office staff if you want to use the phone.

8. Jenna __________ go to school early every day, she’s a headmaster.

9. You ___________ throw litter here in the park.

10. My mother ___________ be at home by 2 o’clock, it’s a short day

today.

II. Tick the correct box.

You must wash your hands before lunch.

You mustn't listen to your parents.

You must break the windows at school.

You must take a shower every day.

You mustn't eat fruit and vegetables every day.

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You must eat lots of sweets if you want to lose some

weight.

You must feed your dog and cat every day.

You must be rude to your relatives.

You must go to the dentist's twice a year.

You must do your online exercises.

III. Complete the sentences with must or mustn't.

1. You ______________ brush your teeth twice a day.

2. You ______________ forget to do your homework regularly.

3. You ______________ be nice to your classmates.

4. You ______________ wear warm clothes when it is cold outside.

5. You _______________ chew gum in class.

6. You _______________ study hard if you want to pass your exams.

7. You _______________ fight with your classmates.

8. You _______________ play football in the classroom.

9. You _______________ listen to your teacher very carefully.

10. You ______________ forget your best friend's birthday.

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Worksheet 1

David Atherton's recipe for banana upside down bread

Line a 20cm loaf tin with foil, grease the inside and lay slices of one of the

bananas on the base. Preheat oven to 170C (fan assisted). Roughly chop the

dark chocolate into a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar,

baking powder and salt, and mix all of these dry ingredients together.

Finely grate the sweet potato and set aside. Blend the ripe banana, oil, egg,

vanilla and quinoa until smooth, add to the sweet potato. Combine the wet

and dry ingredients together, then pour over the sliced banana in the loaf

tin. Bake for 40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Turn upside

down, gently remove the foil and then allow to cool.

(https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/30/david-athertons-recipe-for-banana-upside-down-bread)

1. Read the text. Who wrote the recipe?

2. Read the text again and find at least 10 ingredients used in the

recipe above.

3. Say if the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

• The text is about a drink.

• You must have at least one egg to make banana upside down

bread.

• You don’t need chocolate in this recipe.

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• Banana upside down bread is cooked for 40 minutes.

• You don’t need an oven to cook banana upside down bread.

• You must eat this type of bread while it is warm.

• To cook this bread you must preheat the oven to 1700C.

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Worksheet 2

World’s strongest man lifts new record

A man known as Thor and The Mountain has broken the world deadlift*

record after successfully lifting an incredible 501kg.

Actor and athlete Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who plays the character

called The Mountain on fantasy TV series Game of Thrones made the lift

look easy. The previous record was held by UK star Eddie Hall, who became

the first man to lift 500kg back in 2016. Due to the coronavirus pandemic,

the man known as Thor completed the record lift at his gym in his home

country of Iceland. This caused some controversy*, as world record lifts

are usually completed during competitions. But the lift — with a standard

deadlift barbell — was sanctioned*, with respected strongman* official

Magnus Ver Magnusson refereeing the attempt. After two successful

warm-up lifts of 420kg and 460kg, Thor then managed to lift 501kg — 1kg

higher than Hall’s record. If you’re having trouble imagining how heavy that

is, it’s about the weight of a full-size polar bear. Or add up all the weights

of the people in your family to see how that compares.

(https://www.kidsnews.com.au/sport/worlds-strongest-man-lifts-new-record/news-
story/61072ed2ef091af9bb6baeae5e08f0e5)

1. Mark the sentences as Right, Wrong or Doesn’t say:

• Hafthor J. Bjornsson is also known as Thor and The Mountain.

• Hafthor successfully lifted 550kg.

• The Mountain weights 205kg.

• The previous deadlift record was held by UK star Eddie Hall.

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• The man known as Thor completed the record lift in an official

competition.

• He needed a lot of training to break this record.

• Hafthor Julius Bjornsson managed to top the previous record with

just 1kg.

• The weight he managed to lift is about the same as a full-size polar

bear.

2. Match the words to their definitions:

1) Deadlift

2) Pandemic

3) Controversy

4) Sanctioned

5) Strongman

a. a situation that requires all one's strength or ingenuity.

b. a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in

a circus.

c. a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention;

disputation concerning a matter of opinion.

d. (of a disease) epidemic over a large area

e. ratified or confirmed

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Worksheet 3

Motto: "Oh, how I wish I had a little daughter with hair as

black as ebony, skin as white as snow, and lips as red as

blood"

Read the following fairy tale abridged text.

This is the story of Snow White. In a kingdom far,

far away there is a king and a queen. They are very

happy and they have a very beautiful baby girl. They

call her Snow White. But when Snow White is still a

baby the queen gets ill and dies.

After a few years, the king gets married again to a beautiful woman

who wants to be the most beautiful woman in the country. She stands in

front of her magic mirror and asks “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the

most beautiful of all?“ The mirror always answers “You are, my Queen!” But

one day, the mirror answers that the most beautiful one is Snow White.

The queen gets very angry and decides to kill Snow White. She calls a

huntsman to kill Snow White in the forest. But the huntsman lets her go.

Snow White escapes and finds the dwarves' house. The dwarves let her

live with them. Their names are: Doc, Bashful, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy,

Dopey and Happy.

One day the queen asks the same question: “Mirror, mirror on the

wall. Who is the most beautiful of all?“ And the mirror answers “Snow

White!” So she finds out that Snow White is still alive. The queen is very

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angry again and dresses like an old woman. She takes a poisoned apple with

her. The queen gives it to Snow White, and the girl takes it because she

does not recognize her stepmother. When Snow White eats the apple she

falls down.

In the evening, the dwarves come home and see her on the floor.

They can't wake her up. They think she is dead. So they put her in a glass

box in the forest. The dwarves cry and cry. But, one day, a handsome

Prince passed by. "What a beautiful girl!" -he says. He kisses her and she

wakes up. The Prince says to her: "I love you. Come with me to my father's

castle". They get married and they live happily ever after.

Task1. Read the text and decide if the following statements are TRUE

OR FALSE

1. Snow White has a stepmother. ________

2. The stepmother is very ugly. _________

3. The new Queen has a magic mirror. ________

4. From the names of the dwarves we learn that one of

them is very bad-tempered. _______

5. One dwarf has an allergy. _________

6. The magic mirror never changes its answer. _________

7. The queen visits Snow White in disguise. _________

8. The wicked queen gives Snow White a poisoned pineapple. _________

9. Snow White doesn't eat the fruit. _________

10. The dwarves bury Snow White in the forest. _______

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Task 2 Answer the questions below.

1. When does Snow White's mother die?

2. How is Snow White's stepmother?

3. Why is the Queen so angry with Snow White that she decides the girl

must die?

4. Who must carry on the Queen`s orders?

5. Who gives shelter to the princess?

6. What does the name Dopey tell us about one of the dwarves?

7. Why is one dwarf called Bashful?

8. Can you guess who the leader of the dwarves is? Explain how you figured

that out.

9. Why does Snow White eat the poisoned apple?

10. What kind of an ending does this story have?

Task 3. Read a paragraph of your choice aloud, but try to replace the

words of the story with appropriate synonyms, or add words wherever

possible.

E.g. This is the world-wide famous story of Snow White and the seven

dwarves. Quite far from our world there is a handsome king and a

beautiful queen. They are really happy and they have a very pretty, cute

daughter. They name her Snow White. But when Snow White is still a baby

the queen becomes very sick and sadly/ unfortunately she dies.

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Worksheet 4

Motto: Don't be superstitious. Nothing will happen on Friday the

13th that cannot happen on Saturday the 14th.

Read the following diary page.

Friday, the 13th

Dear diary. It wasn’t a very lucky day for me today.

When I wanted to get up, I just fell out of my bed and

I injured my left knee. I tried to stand up and I hit my

head against the table.

Next, there came the bathroom moment. The floor was

wet, I slipped and I hit my bottom. I brushed my teeth, and a tooth broke.

OUCH!

I went back to my bedroom to get dressed, but I couldn’t find my jeans.

Why? Because they were in the washing machine! I put on my old black

trousers, the ones that I hate!

Went to the kitchen. While making breakfast, I burnt my fingers on the

toaster, next I cut my thumb with a knife. I decided that I didn't need

breakfast anymore! It was half past 7 and I had to leave. Lessons start at

8.

I ran to the bus stop only to miss the bus. I returned home for my bike

and I rode to school. Unfortunately, when I got to Green Street, I fell off

and sprained my ankle.

When I arrived at the school, I was 10 minutes late. The teacher was very

angry not only that I was late, but I also forgot my schoolbag at home.
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After school I had no lunch, my puppy ate it! So I had my breakfast for

lunch.

In the afternoon, Ted, my best friend came. We played football in the yard

and he broke a window with the ball. Mum wasn’t too happy, I think, because

she yelled at me. I wanted to answer something back, but I chocked. My

friend ran to help me and he stumbled over a pebble, tripped and broke his

leg. My parents called an ambulance, but it couldn’t take him to the

hospital, because there was a car crash on the road. But I am not

superstitious. Nothing will happen on Friday the 13th that cannot happen

on Saturday the 14!

(based upon an idea by Tolida https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-

worksheets/grammar/past-simple-tense/friday-13th/46208)

Task1. Match the verbs and the nouns then write what happened to

the writer of the diary page.

break his ankle ___________________________


burn his left knee ___________________________
hit his thumb ___________________________
injure a window ___________________________
sprain his bottom ___________________________
bang his fingers ___________________________
cut the bus ___________________________
forget his jeans ___________________________
cannot find his schoolbag ___________________________
misses his head ___________________________

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Task 2. Decide if the sentences are true or false. Correct the false

sentences.

1. He had an unlucky day today. ___________________________

2. He slipped on the wet floor. ___________________________

3. He didn’t wear his favourite clothes.

___________________________

4. He cut his finger because he was in the kitchen.

___________________________

5. He missed the bus, so he walked to school.

___________________________

6. He was arrived to school on time. ___________________________

7. He didn’t eat anything for lunch. ___________________________

8. He played football with his neighbour.

___________________________

9. The neighbour broke his leg.

___________________________

10. His friends phoned for the ambulance.

___________________________

Task 3. Answer the following questions.

1. What day was it?

___________________________

2. When did you hit your head? ___________________________

3. What did you break in the bathroom? ______________________


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4. Where were your jeans? ___________________________

5. What did you cut with a knife? ___________________________

6. How did you burn your fingers? ___________________________

7. Why did you ride the bike? ___________________________

8. When did you arrive at school? ___________________________

9. Why was the teacher angry? ___________________________

10. Why did your mother yell at you? ________________________

11. Why did your parents call the ambulance? __________________

12. What happened to the ambulance? ________________________

13. Why aren't you superstitious? ___________________________

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Worksheet 5

Motto:

I guess one person can make a difference

Read the text below.

Spiderman is one of the coolest

superheroes of all time! Spiderman is a

famous character from an American comic.

His real name is Peter Parker. He is a

teenager and he is a very intelligent high school student. He has blue eyes

and brown hair. He is an orphan and he lives with his Aunt May and Uncle

Ben in New York. He is an honor student. He always comes prepared for

class and does his homework. He is handsome and friendly but he is a bit

shy. This is why he doesn't have many friends.

Peter Parker seems a very ordinary teenage boy, till his life changes

when a radioactive spider bites him during a school trip to the local Science

Museum. Then he discovers that he has very special powers. He becomes

very strong and can run very fast. Before the bite he can’t see well without

glasses, but after that he becomes Spiderman, he can see very well and he

can even see in the dark. He also has some spider powers now. He can climb

up walls or very tall buildings. He has web-shooters and he can stick to

walls. He can’t fly but he can jump from building to building, from rooftop

to rooftop with spider webs.

He loves Mary Jane Watson. She is very beautiful, with green eyes

and red hair. His best friend is Harry Osborn. Peter helps people all the

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time, because he knows that with great power comes great responsibility.

He protects the city of New York against crime.

Task 1. Answer the questions.

a. Who is Spiderman?

b. What is his real name?

c. Who does he live with?

d. What type of student is he?

e. Where was he, when the radioactive spider bit

him?

f. What are his powers?

g. Which of Spiderman's superpowers would you want to have? Why?

h. Does he wear glasses before or after he becomes Spiderman?

i. Is Mary Jane Peter’s best friend?

j. Why does he protect the citizens of New York?

Task 2. Match the words in the first column (1-10) with their synonym

(a - j)

1. famous a. skyscrapers

2. a teenager b. assignment

3. intelligent c. is able to

4. He has blue eyes and brown d. realizes

hair

5. an honour student e. a youth

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6. homework f. clever, smart

7. discovers g. well-known

8. powers h. He is blue-eyed and

brown-haired

9. can i. abilities

10. very tall buildings j. a top student

Task 3. Fill in the blanks using your own words.

Spiderman is one of the ___________ superheroes of all time!

Spiderman is a famous ___________ from an American comic. His real

name is Peter Parker. He is a teenager and he is a very intelligent high

school student. He ___________. He is an orphan and he lives with his

Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York. He is an honour student. He always

___________ for class and does his homework. He is ___________ but

he is a bit shy. This is why he doesn't have many friends.

Peter Parker seems a very ___________ teenage boy, till his life

changes when a radioactive spider bites him ___________ a school trip

to the local Science Museum. Then he discovers that he has very special

powers. He becomes very strong and can run very fast. ___________ the

bite he can’t see well ___________, but after he becomes Spiderman, he

can see very well and he can see in the dark. He also has ___________

spider powers now. He can climb up walls or very tall buildings. He has

___________ and he can stick to walls. He can’t fly but he can jump from

___________, rooftop to rooftop with spider webs.

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His loves Mary Jane Watson. She is very beautiful. She

___________. His best friend is Harry Osborn. Peter helps people all the

time, because he knows that ___________. He protects the city of New

York ___________.

BONUS EXERCISE:

HOW MANY WORDS CAN YOU MAKE FROM "SPIDERMAN"?

E.G. (ADMIN, MIND, MAN, DIE, END, NAME, EAR, DEAR, etc.)

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Worksheet 6

Dear Mary,

I’m going to tell you about my family. I live with my little sister, mum,

and dad. We live in Oxford, although I grew up in Brighton, a beautiful city

in the Eastern England.

My dad’s name is Jean. He’s from France, and he speaks English and

French. He works as a French teacher. He’s very tall – much taller than my

mum– and athletic. He’s got short blonde hair and blue eyes.

My mum’s name is Lana. She’s English. She’s quite short, and she’s got

long curly brown hair and brown eyes. She works at a chemist’s opposite

our home. She can speak French too!

My sister Carina is 18 years old, and she’s got the same colour of hair

and eyes as my father. She loves playing the piano and dancing. She’s very

talented, and she would like to be a professional musician.

I’ve got short blonde hair like my dad, but brown eyes like my mom.

We all love playing board games together on Friday evenings and we always

order pizza. Our favourite game is Monopoly. Oh, I almost forgot…we’ve

also got a pet cat, Picky. She’s all white and has got a lot of fur. She likes

sleeping on me.

Write back soon. Please, tell me about your family too.

Love,

Jennifer

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Task 1. For questions 1 to 10 choose the correct answer.

1. Jennifer was born in Oxford. T/F

2. She grew up in Brighton. T/F

3. Her parents don’t speak more than one language. T/F

4. Jennifer's mother is as tall as her father. T/F

5. Carina has got same colour of hair and eyes as her father. T/F

6. Jennifer's sister's loves playing the piano. T/F

7. She works as a musician. T/F

8. Their favourite game is not Monopoly. T/F

9. On Sundays, they always eat pizza. T/F

10. The family’s got a pet dog named Picky. T/F

Task 2. Underline the sentences that describe every member of the

family.

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Worksheet 7

Look at the menu and do the tasks.

Photo by pixabay.com

Task 1. Put the food into the correct group.

Main courses

______________________________________________________

______________________________________

Desserts

______________________________________________________

________________________________________

Drinks

______________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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Task 2. Are these sentences true or false?

1. You can eat salad in this restaurant.

True False

2. This restaurant sells seafood.

True False

3. There are four different types of pizza.

True False

4. They don't have desserts in this restaurant.

True False

5. They only have fresh juice in this restaurant.

True False

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WRITING

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Worksheet 1

Imagine that this is a page of your agenda showing some of your activities

for this week. Fill in the activities for the days/spaces left blank and use

the information in the agenda to write a letter to a friend, telling him/her

how you are spending your time at the weekend. Write about 100 words.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

School School School School

Homework Homework Homework

Study Study Movies

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Worksheet 2

Write an email about your family to your English friend. Tell him how many

members there are in your family and what their names are. Describe your

favorite family member (name, age, height and build, hair and eyes,

character/personality). Write about 100 words.

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Worksheet 3

You are on holiday. Write a postcard to your best friend. Include details

about your location and accommodation, who you are with, the weather,

activities. Do not forget to start and end your postcard in an appropriate

manner.

Write about 100 words.

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Worksheet 4

Task 1. FAMILY, CLASSMATES, FRIENDS

Think of a friend, a classmate or a family member, then answer the

questions about him/her.

• What are they like? (age, height, eyes and hair, character/

personality: friendly, lazy etc.)

_______________________________________________

• What do they like doing? (hobbies, sports, free time activities)

_______________________________________________

• Is there anything special / interesting/ unusual about them?

_______________________________________________

Now it’s time to write. Use the answers to the questions above to

help you. You can illustrate your writing with a picture of your

favourite person if you want.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

E.g

This is Eddy. He’s twelve years old. He is quite tall. He doesn't like

computers, but he loves sports. His favourite sport is kickboxing and he is

very good at it. His father has a gym and is a trainer for the army. Eddy is

one of the "weirdest" kids in school, but he is cool. He thinks all living

creatures have a right to live! He thinks about becoming a vegetarian.

Strange!

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Task 2. MY CITY

Think about this before you start writing

• What’s the name of your city? Where is it?

___________________________________

• What is your city like? (e.g. crowded, hot,

modern)

___________________________________

• What can you see and do there?

___________________________________________________

• Are there any tourist attractions?

_____________________________

• How many people live there? _________________________________

• What kind of jobs do people do? ______________________________

• How can you get around in your city? ___________________________

• What is the public transport like? _____________________________

• What are the people like? ___________________________________

• What do you like about your city? _____________________________

• Were any famous people born there?

___________________________

• Do you recommend a visit to your city? Why (not)?

_________________

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Now it’s time to write. Use your answers to the questions above to

help you. You can illustrate your writing with pictures of your city if

you want.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Worksheet 5

Task 1. Fill in the blanks using your imagination in the end you will have

a story to tell.

Once upon a time, there was a __________ man, who lived in a ________

house by the sea. He drove a _________ _________ car and wore

___________ __________ clothes. He did his shopping in the

___________ __________ city, and he sometimes had dinner in a

____________ restaurant near the beach. The owner was a _________

____________ man who had a __________ ____________ wife. They

had a __________ __________ chef and the food they served was

__________ and ________. One day, something _____________

happened. The _________ _____________ postman delivered a

_________ __________ envelope with some _____________ news

inside: _________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Task 2. Read and fill in the blanks using your imagination, in the end

you will have a story to tell.

Once upon a time there was a ____________________________ who

______________________________________________.

One day, ________________________________________.

At first, ___________________________________________.

After a while, however, _________________________________

__________________________________________________.

Then, _____________________________________________

___________________________________________________.

Finally, one morning, ___________________________________

__________________________________________________.

From then on, _______________________________________

___________________________________________________.

After a few months ___________________________________

______________________________________________________

________________________________________________.

We can learn from the story that _________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________.

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Task 3. Fill in the blanks with the type of word described and in the end

you will have a SILLY ANIMAL TALE

There once was a (describing word) _________________ (animal)

______________ from (country) _______________. Nobody knew he

was a (same animal) _____________ because he had (colour) ________

fur and ate (number) ___________ (plural food) ______________ each

day. He liked to (action word) _________________ and sing (song)

____________________. Whenever he was (feeling) _____________,

he would start speaking (language) ____________. Then he would feel

(feeling) _____________!

Source:

1. https://en.islcollective.com

2. www.education.com/worksheets

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Worksheet 6

Task 1. Text messages. How fast are you?

Let’s have a text competition. When you

teacher says “Go!”, you start writing the

text messages on your phone. It must be

the exact text. How fast can you type the

messages? Who is the fastest in class?

Write your time on this sheet, near the text

message?

1. Can you solve the math problem posted on

the class group? I really need some help.

Thanks! Gianinna.

2. Hi! We are having a great time here in

Dover. Tomorrow we are going to the beach.

Posted lots of photos, give a Like a.s.a.p., please!

3. Can you send me Robert’s number as soon as possible? Cheers mate!

4. You have won £200. To claim your free prize call 08909 43434343. All

calls cost £2.50 per minute.

5. That sounds good. I’ll meet you at the gym at 5.00. Phone me when you

get this text (message).

MY TIME:____________________

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Task 2. WHAT I DID YESTERDAY.

Look at the prompts below, and using your own imagination write your

own diary page.

I got up early yesterday morning although it was Saturday. First, I had a

shower and then I went to the kitchen downstairs for some breakfast. I

had a bowl of cereals and some orange juice. After breakfast it was time

to check my email, Google Classroom and Facebook accounts. I have lots of

assignments on my Google Classrooms and it is difficult for me to keep up

with everything. So I uploaded some files and turned in some assignments.

Then I spent about two hours online in a Zoom meeting with my friends, as

we must keep social distancing. Then I took the dog out for a walk. When

I came back I shared my selfies on Facebook and Instagram. In the

afternoon, I watched a film on Netflix with my mom. We saw a Marvel film.

I thought it was fantastic. I didn’t do much in the evening apart from

playing cards with my brother. I feel that I am becoming a couch potato.

Now it’s your time to write the diary page. Think of what you did

yesterday and write about it. You can illustrate your diary page, too

if you want.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________

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Task 2

What can you see in the pictures? Describe them using simple

sentences, but creating a short story as if you post them on your

Facebook/ Instagram page.

A model is provided for you below.

Mary and John are in a wheelchair although

they are not disabled. They found the

wheelchairs when they were playing at the

local flea market. After finding the

wheelchairs, they cleaned and oiled them.

They will be in trouble if their parents find out about their antics.

Now use your imagination and write a few sentences for the following

images.

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1. __________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

2._____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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3._____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

4._____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Sources

https://en.islcollective.com/

http://www.onestopenglish.com/esol/esol-lesson-plans/pdf-

content/cambridge-esol-skills-for-life-text-messages-lesson-

plan/146935.article

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Worksheet 7

Task 1. Look at the picture below and think of at least 10 words to

describe it.

Task 2.

What do you think this image is about?

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Task 3. Describe the image in no more than 5 phrases.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Worksheet 8

You missed classes today

because you were sick.

Write an email to your desk

mate explaining what

happened and asking

her/him to send you the

homework.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Worksheet 9

You have a school exam next Monday. You want to invite your

friend Tim to your house to study together. Write an email of about

50 words to Tim.

In your email you should…

- Invite him to your house;

- Tell him why and when to come;

- Suggest what you and Tim can do after you finish studying.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________.

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Worksheet 10

The text boxes have been placed in a random order. Copy down

below the paragraphs in the right order and discover a beautiful letter

to a friend. Then you can use it as an example and write your own

letter to your best friend.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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LISTENING

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Worksheet 1

Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgfdqVmVjfk
Photo source
:https://www.gstatic.com/_/picker/_/ss/k=picker.opms.Qf9CGxDP_y0
.L.W.O/d=0/ct=zgms/rs=AGshSGPL7xZVb4BlTFDdnAo520clDrcWpQ

At the restaurant

Task 1. Listen carefully to the following dialogues and answer the


questions.

1. Match the people to their orders

Dad _______ Milkshake and orange juice


Mom ________ Water
The two children __________ Lemonade

2. Vegetable soup and chicken soup are _________ (TTAESRS).

3. Dad ordered grilled chicken and ________.


A. salad B. bread C. cheese

4._______ ordered lasagne.


A. Mom B. Dad C. Amy

5. Mom asked for the __________ .


A. bread B. wine C. salt

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6. Amy’s favourite dish is _________. (AALSGNA)

7. They ordered ice cream, chocolate cake and ______ for dessert.
A. fruit salad B. apple pie C. cheesecake

8. The boy’s taco is _______.


A. spicy B. sour C. expensive

9. The girl’s hamburger has a ____________.


A. sweet flavour B. good price C. salty sauce

10. The girl eats fast food ________ .


A. three times a week B. once a month C. every day

Task 2. Create your own funny dish and write the recipe for your
classmates.

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Worksheet 2

Listening Material Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-


qLUIj_A0
Photo Source :
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghbmnnjooekpmoe
cnnnilnnbdlolhkhi
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/apdfllckaahabaf
ndbhieahigkjlhalf

Our Solar System

Task 1. Listen carefully to the following song and answer the


questions.

1. How many planets are there in our solar system?


A. 9 B. 7 C. 8

2. The Sun is
A. a planet B. made of ice C. a burning ball of fire

3. The closest planet to the sun is


A. Venus B. Mercury C. the Earth

4._______ is the same size as the Earth.


A. Mars B. Neptune C. Venus

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5. Earth is the _______ planet from the Sun.


A. fourth B. third C. first

6. What colour is Mars?


A. blue B. green C. red

7.______ is the biggest planet in our solar system.


A. Jupiter B. Saturn C. Uranus

8. _______ (NRTSUA) is a gas giant.

9. The coldest planet.


A. Venus B. Uranus C. Mars

10. _________ is the farthest planet from the Sun.


A. Mercury B. Neptune C. Uranus

Task 2. Create your own planet using recycling materials. Think of a


name for your planet and its inhabitants, and then write a short
description of your planet.

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Worksheet 3

Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE
Photo source
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghbmnnjooekpmoe
cnnnilnnbdlolhkhi"

The Continents of The Earth

Task 1. Listen carefully to the following song and answer the


questions.

1. How many continents are there?


A. 5 B. 9 C. 7

2. Name the continents!


A_ _ _ A_____ N____ A______
S____ A______ A_________
E_____ A________

3. Which is the biggest continent?


A. Europe B. Antarctica C. Asia

4. Which is the smallest continent?


A. Australia B. Africa C. North America

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5. What is the name of the longest river?


L I E N – The ________

6. What is Antarctica made of?


A. hills B. forests C. ice

7. Name at least three dishes mentioned in the song.


P________ P________ W________ F________

8. Give another name for Australia!


A. Sydney B. Oceania C. Africa

9. What is the name of our continent?


_________

10. Name at least one North American country!


___________

Task2. Colour and name the continents.

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Worksheet 4

You will watch a video about the spreading of the pandemic virus

COVID19 and the compulsory measures we have to take not to catch

it or spread it. Pay attention to the information in the video and answer

to questions from 1 to 10 by choosing the best answer.

Click the link below in order to access the online YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kU8Xv2CYJM

1. In the abbreviation COVID 19, 19 stands for:

a) there are 19 strains in the virus composition;

b) the year the pandemic virus appeared;

c) 19 virologists worked to find the cure for the virus.

2. What is COVID 19?

a) it’s a flu;

b) it’s a quarantine condition;

c) it’s a respiratory illness that spreads from person to person,

caused by a new virus that was first detected in China.

3. What do all Public Health Control Authorities do to prevent

the spread of this virus?

a) they’re still learning and working hard to control this virus and

its spread; and make sure our community is prepared;

b) they don’t need money to continue researches on the cure;

c) they’re keeping everyone inside against their will.

4. What is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread

of germs (infection)?

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a) throw away all your clothing when you return home from work,

school or shopping;

b) wash your hands roughly very often with any type of soap for at

least twenty seconds;

c) get rid of all the pets you have.

5. What other products can we use to prevent the spread of

germs (infection)?

a) alcohol–based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 % alcohol;

b) washing powder;

c) gasoline.

6. Other measure you can take to avoid getting sick are:

a) stay in bed, take lots of medicines preventively and eat a lot;

b) avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and keep at

least 6 feet (approximately 2 meters) between yourself and anyone who is

coughing or sneezing;

c) wash your car and furniture every day;

7. More measures you can take to avoid getting sick are:

a) cough in your hands;

b) avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; clean frequently

touched objects and surfaces daily (tables, doorknobs, countertops )

c) don’t use a tissue.

8. What should you do if you are sick (have a fever, cough and

difficulty breathing)?

a) go to the doctor’s immediately;

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b) take lots of medicine from the pharmacy;

c) stay home and seek medical care but be sure to call in advance.

9. Face masks should be worn by:

a) people who shows symptoms such as: fever, sneezing, coughing

and difficulty breathing;

b) everyone;

c) only old people and children.

10. For who else wearing a mask is mandatory?

a) all the workers on a site;

b) all the healthy people;

c) people taking care of someone with COVID19 and healthcare

workers.

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Worksheet 5

You will listen to a chef who’s cooking a French omelette in just

two minutes. While listening try to pay attention to the ingredients

he’s using. After listening, write down the ingredients, but also, the

quantities he’s using to make it, and then, write the process needed

to make an omelette as accurate as you can and preferably in steps.

Good luck! ☺

Click on the link below in order to access the YouTube video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrfWQnvCnTk

Ingredients:

_____________________

_____________________

__________________

___________________

____________________

Process:

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Worksheet 6

by Lenka

Task 1. Fill in the gaps with the missing words provided in the box.

fast big neat sly quiet free strong

brave dark sharp ugly deep long sweet

mean right

As ……………….. as a fox, as …………………. as an ox

As…………………. as a hare, as …………….. as a bear

As ………………… as a bird, as ……………….. as a word

As ……………….. as a mouse, as ……………. as a house

All I wanna be

All I wanna be, oh

All I wanna be is everything

As ……………….. as a wolf, as ………………. as a tooth

As ………………… as a bite, as ……………….. as the night

As ……………….. as a song, as ………………. as a wrong

As ……………….. as a road, as ………………. as a toad

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light pretty grand strong (x2) bright

hard old silly nice sweet scary

warm hot cold buzzed cool royal

stealth smooth pure straight

As ………………. as a picture hanging from a fixture


……………………. like a family, …………………as I wanna be
…………….…. as day, as …………………. as play
As ………………… as nails, as…………..….. as a whale
All I wanna be, oh. All I wanna be, oh. All I wanna be is everything.
Everything at once. Everything at once, oh oh oh. Everything at
once.
As ………………. as the sun, as ………………….. as fun
As……………….. as a tree, as …………………. as the sea
As ………………. as fire, ……………….. as ice
as ………………. sugar and everything ………………
As ………………… as time, as ……………….. as a line
As ………………… as a queen, as …………………. as a bee
As ……………….. as a tiger, as………………… a glider
……………………as a melody, pure as I wanna be
All I wanna be, oh. All I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything
Everything at once

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Task 2. Listen to the song “Everything at once” by Lenka and check

if your predictions were the right ones.

Link to the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT7PsLIHCmo

Task3. Write down 5 similes that you liked from the song. Check if

they are similar to our mother tongue.

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

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Worksheet 7

Task 1. First watch the video with the sound turned off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofnr_wkoce

Write down the animal characters that you recognize.

Task 2. Listen to the song “What does the fox say?” sung by The

Ylvis. Write the missing words.

_______________ goes woof

_______________ goes meow

_______________ goes tweet

and _______________goes squeak

_______________ goes moo

_______________ goes croak

and the _______________ goes toot

_______________ say quack

and _______________go blub

and the ______________goes ow ow ow ow

But there’s one sound

That no one knows

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What does the _______________ say? Ring-ding-ding-

dingeringeding! 3X

What the fox say? Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! 3X

What the fox say? Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! 3X

What the fox say? Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! 3X

What the fox say?

Big _______________

Pointy _______________

Chasing _______________

and digging holes

Tiny paws

Up the _______________

Suddenly you’re standing still

Your__________ is _______________

So ________________

Like an ___________ in disguise

But if you meet a friendly _______________

Will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse? 3X

How will you ____________ to that ho-o-o-o-orse? 3X

What does the fox say? Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow! 3X

What the fox say? Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! 3X

What the fox say? A-hee-ahee ha-hee! 3X

What the fox say? A-oo-oo-oo-ooo! 2x

What does the fox say?

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The secret of the fox

Ancient _________________

Somewhere deep in the woods

I know you’re hiding

What is your sound?

Will we ever know?

Will always be a _______________

What do you say?

You’re my guardian _________

Hiding in the woods

What is your sound?

(Fox Sings) Wa-wa-way-do Wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do Wa-wa-way-do

Will we ever know?

(Fox Sings) Bay-budabud-dum-bam

I want to

(Fox sings) Mama-dum-day-do

I want to. I want to know!

(Fox sings) Abay-ba-da bum-bum bay-d

Task3. Watch the video from Just Dance 2015 - The Fox (What

Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis

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Worksheet 1

I. Read the food idioms below. The explanation is provided to you.


Try to write a sentence of your own using 10 of the idioms
below. Try to sketch/ draw the other 15 left, so that you
can remember them. Enjoy!

1. the apple of one’s eye - a person that is adored by


someone
E.g. __________________________________________

2. bread and butter - necessities, the main thing


E.g.____________________________________

3. bad egg - a person who is often in


trouble E.g.

_____________________________________

4. be full of beans - to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm


__________________________________________

5. hot potato - a controversial or difficult subject


E.g. _______________________________________

6. cry over spilled milk – get upset over


something that has happened and cannot be changed
E.g.

__________________________________________

7. use your noodle – use your brain


E.g. __________________________________________

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8. with a pinch of salt – to not completely believe something


E.g. __________________________________________

9. mutton dressed as a lamb – woman who is dressed in a style


that is more suitable for a much younger woman
E.g. __________________________________________
10. like chalk and cheese - completely different from each
other
E.g. __________________________________________
11. know your onions - know a lot about a particular subject
E.g. __________________________________________
12. land in the soup - be in serious trouble
E.g. __________________________________________
13. eat crow- admit one is mistaken or defeated, take back a
mistaken statement
E.g. __________________________________________.
14. small fry / small beer = something or someone unimportant
E.g. __________________________________________
15. go pear-shaped – go terribly wrong
E.g. __________________________________________
16. go bananas - become very angry
E.g. __________________________________________
17. hit the sauce - consume alcoholic beverages in an uncontrollable
manner
E.g. __________________________________________.
18. spill the beans - to tell people secret information
E.g. __________________________________________
19. hard nut to crack – person or situation difficult to deal with
E.g. __________________________________________
20. apple-polish - try to win favour through flattery
E.g. __________________________________________
21. cream of the crop - the best of all
E.g. __________________________________________
22. carrot and stick - reward and punishment used as persuasive
measures
in a nutshell – in a few words

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E.g. __________________________________________
23. pie in the sky - predictions or promises which are unlikely to be
fulfilled
E.g. __________________________________________
24. in a fair/pretty pickle - in a mess; in a difficult or unpleasant
situation
E.g. __________________________________________
25. well-oiled - drunk
E.g. __________________________________________

II. Match the food idiom (1 - 10) with its meaning (a - j). Then
write a sentence using each idiom.

1. one smart cookie a. very relaxed


2. piece of cake b. like a lot
3. have one's cake and eat it c. very important person (VIP)
too
4. sell like hot cakes d. something you enjoy (usually
used negatively)
5. (not my) cup of tea e. bought by many people
6. cheesy f. simply
7. big cheese g. want more than your fair
share or need
8. cool as a cucumber h. a very intelligent person
9. in a nutshell i. silly
10. nuts about something, j. very easy
someone

1. one smart cookie = ___________________________


E.g. __________________________________________
2. piece of cake = _______________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
3. have one's cake and eat it too =
_____________________________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
4. sell like hot cakes = ___________________________

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E.g. __________________________________________
5. (not my) cup of tea = ___________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
6. cheesy = ____________________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
7. big cheese = _________________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
8. cool as a cucumber = ___________________________
__________________________________________
9. in a nutshell = ___________________________
E.g. __________________________________________
10. nuts about something, someone = -
___________________________
E.g. __________________________________________

III. Read the following Romanian food related expressions and try
to find an English equivalent.
1. Freacă menta = (a irosi timpul)
2. Altă mâncare de pește = (este vorba despre lucruri foarte
diferite)
3. A face cu ou și oțet = (a certa)
5. I-a sărit muștarul = (s-a enervat)
6. Brânză bună în burduf de câine
7. Vinde castraveți grădinarului = (a încerca să păcălești pe unul
care știe adevărul)
8. A se termina în coadă de pește = (a se termina neclar)
9. A vinde gogoși = (a minti)
10. A fi varză = (a incurca lucrurile)
Source:
https://sentencedict.com
https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms-food.htm

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Worksheet 2

I. Homophones Quiz. Choose the right homophone from the pair


and fill in the blanks.
1. lessen - lesson
a. I do not want to take any painkillers to ________ my pain.
b. Our next __________ is on Monday.
2. draft - draught
a. A cold _________ of air blew in from the open door.
b. This email was not sent, it is in the _________ folder.
3. fined - find
a. I can't __________ a reasonable explanation for his behaviour.
b. The company was _______________ a lot of money for breaching
curfew regulations.
4. flew - flu - flue
a. A ________ is a duct or pipe to convey the exhaust gases from a
fireplace, boiler, or generator to the outdoor.
b. She is still in bed with _______.
c. A butterfly _______ by.
4. male - mail
a. Many women earn less than their __________ colleagues.
b. The bill must be somewhere in the mountain of _________ on your
desk.
5. pain – pane
a. If branches tap my window ______
And lonely poplars quiver,
It is so you return again
And stay with me forever.

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(Eminescu, If branches....)
b. "Without ________, without sacrifice we would have nothing"
(Chuck Palahniuk, Fight club)
6. rain - reign - rein
a. "If you want the rainbow you must put up with the _________."
Dolly Parton
b. “You can't _________ in obscurity; you can't shine in your comfort
zone.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi
c. "The end of the First World War had thrown Germany's youth into
great turmoil. The _______ of power had fallen from the hands of a
deeply disillusioned older generation, and the younger ones drew
together in larger and smaller groups to blaze new paths or, at least, to
discover a new star to steer by." Werner Heisenberg
7. ring - wring
a. He used to _________ his hands in frustration.
b. He used to wear a _________ on his finger.
8. sale - sail
a. “The storm only comes to teach you how to skillfully _______ your
ship.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
b. “Make a customer, not a ________.” – Katherine Barchetti
9. throne - thrown; (heir - air)
a. What is the difference between the Prince of Wales and a tennis
ball? One is heir to the _________ and the other is _________ into
the air.
b. Question: What is ___________ to both kings and beggars?
Answer: A toilet (a porcelain _________)
10. sight - site - cite
a. Please to not forget to __________ your sources at the end of the
paper.
b. Wikipedia is a popular Internet ________ .
c. The lion caught ________ of its prey.

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II. Explain the meaning of the words that


form homonym pairs in the riddles below.
(Translate them into Romanian if this is easier
for you)

1. Question: What did the dog say to


the insect that bit him?
Answer: Flee, flea!
flee = ____________
flea = ____________
2. Question: Who did Uncle Bug marry?
Answer: Aunt Ant
aunt = ____________
ant = ____________
3. Question: Why did the cowboy gave cough medicine to his steed?
Answer: He had a hoarse horse
hoarse = ____________
horse = ____________
4. Question: How did the moose begin the
letter to his cousin?
Answer: Dear deer.
dear = ____________
deer = ____________

5. Question: What do you call a young coal digger.


Answer: A minor miner.
minor = ____________
miner = ____________
6. Question: What do you say to a soldier in shiny
armour when he goes to bed?
Answer: Night-night, Knight!

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night = ____________
knight = ____________
7. Question: What do you call a scared bucket?
Answer: A pale pail.
pale = ____________
pail = ____________
8. Question: What do you call bunny fur?
Answer: Hare hair.
hare = ____________
hair = ____________
9. Question: What is a stinky chicken?
Answer: A foul fowl.
foul = ____________
fowl = ____________
10. Question: What do you call two
pears?
Answer: A pear pair.
pear = ____________
pair = ____________

III. Read the sentences below. Underline in


each sentence the word that has a
homophone/homonym pair and write the homophones/homonyms.
(some sentences have more than one pair)

1. I have bought two pints of milk this morning.


___________________________________________________
2. I have a very sweet tooth. I put eight teaspoons of sugar in my tea.
___________________________________________________
3. Do you know where my coat is? I can't see it anywhere.
___________________________________________________
4. I wore my favourite blue and red dress at the party.
___________________________________________________
5. There is a lot of traffic in Turkey nowadays.
___________________________________________________
6. Why does he always turn up the radio so high? So he can hear it.

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___________________________________________________
7. I am a Pole, and I will always be, though I am living here now.
___________________________________________________
8. You went to the baker's to buy some bread for breakfast.
___________________________________________________
9. I love any wild flower that blooms in spring.
___________________________________________________
10. Vegetarians do not eat meat.
___________________________________________________

Sources:
https://7esl.com/homophones/
http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/choose/homophones.htm
https://lyricstranslate.com
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes
https://goodriddlesnow.com/riddles/view
https://www.scribd.com/document/410927501/Homophone-Riddles-
and-Puns
https://www.google.com/search?q=clip+art+homonyms+clipart+free
http://clipart-library.com

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Worksheet 3

I. Choose the correct answer

1. Which of these words CANNOT come before the suffix ''less'':

a) alcohol

b) home

c) fear

d) help

2. Which of these words CANNOT come before the suffix ''proof'':

a) water

b) child

c) bullet

d) plant

3. Which of these words CANNOT come before the suffix ''ness''

a) care

b) white

c) happy

d) careless

4. Which of these words CANNOT come before the suffix ''hood''

a) child

b) boy

c) neighbour

d) wise

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5. Which of these words CANNOT come before the suffix ''or''

a) sail

b) translate

c) teach

d) investigate

6. Which of these words CANNOT come after the prefix ''un''

a) able

b) happy

c) touch

d) interesting

7. Which of these words CANNOT come after the prefix ''dis''

a) order

b) miss

c) agree

d) take

7. Which of these words CANNOT come after the prefix ''mis''

a) advantage

b) behave

c) use

d) understanding

8. Which of these words CANNOT come after the prefix ''in/im''

a) possible

b) complete

c) compatible

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d) happy

9. Which of these words CANNOT combine with "un" and "able"

a) speak

b) drink

c) believe

d) care

10. Which of these words CAN add "ible"

a) ed____

b) comfort_____

c) predict______

d) respons______

II. Use the words in brackets to form a new word that fits into

each blank.

1. Only nine per cent of Britons want _______ to return to "normal"

after the coronavirus outbreak is over. (LIVE)

2. This may __________ people to use cars less when the lockdown

ends. (COURAGE)

3. Another change could be a _________ sense of community.

(STRENGTH)

4. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided that people can still

get ________ in New York despite the city being under lockdown.

(MARRIAGE)

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5. The WHO and other _________ organisations have recommended

that people who are not sick do not need to wear masks or cover their

face. (HEAL)

6. This action includes closing borders, requiring people self-quarantine

for 14 days after ________ in a country, and banning flights from other

countries. (ARRIVAL)

7. Airlines, cruise ships and hotels have suffered big losses. Korean Air

has warned that the coronavirus could threaten its __________.

(SURVIVE)

8. Australia's Qantas has reduced its international _________ by

nearly 25 per cent because of the outbreak. (FLY)

9. Parents are worried about the school ___________. (CLOSE)

10. Parents have to think about how to _________ their children to

become independent. (COURAGE)

III. Use the words in brackets to form a new word that fits into

each blank.

A team of paleontologists has __________ (COVER) what they

_______ (BELIEF) was the most dangerous place in the history of the

Earth. It is not a crime-ridden, inner-city ghetto or a _______ (HELL)

war zone. It was an area of the Sahara Desert in Morocco that 100

million years ago was a scary place to be. The team of fossil _______

(HUNT) said an area near the Morocco-Algeria border was home to a

terrifying array of ferocious predators - rather like the beasts from

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Jurassic Park, but on steroids. The paleontologists have dubbed the area

as being the "most ___________ (DANGER) place in the history of

planet Earth". Their claim is based on the __________ (DISCOVER) of

an array of fossils found in ancient rock ____________ (FORM) called

the Kem Kem group _________ (DEPTH) in the Sahara. Professor

David Martill wrote about the __________ (SIGNIFY) of the study.

He said: "This is the most _____________ (COMPREHEND) piece of

work on fossil vertebrates from the Sahara in almost a century." He

added: "This place was filled with absolutely enormous fish...probably

four or even five times larger than today's....There was an enormous

freshwater saw shark...with the most ___________ (FEAR) teeth.

They are like barbed daggers, but __________ (BEAUTY) shiny." Dr

Nizar Ibrahim, lead author of the report into the _______ (SEARCH),

said it was a _______ (TRUTH) inhospitable habitat. He said it was, "a

place where a human time-traveller would not last very long". He said the

study ___________ (PROVISION) "a window into Africa's age of

dinosaurs".

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Worksheet 4

I. Match the words 1-10 to their synonyms A to K.

1. understand - ________ A. inquire

2. talk- ________ B. weep

3. love- ________ C. loathe

4. hate- ________ D. comprehend

5. fall-_______ E. mend

6. swim- ______ F. depart

7. leave-_______ G. stumble

8. cry- ________ I. speak

9. repair- ______ J. bathe

10. ask- _______ K. adore

II. Each paragraph contains a misprint which completely changes


the meaning of the sentence. Write down both the misprints and
the correct words.

1. Beyoncé sang beautifully at The Oscars Ceremony!

________________________

2. The jealous husband paid for a witch on the family home.

________________________

3. The wedding guests wore red noses.

________________________

4. The police arrested a thief after having taken all the honey from an
old woman’s purse!

________________________

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5. The robber had a gin in his hand!

________________________

6. Modern building downtown! Enormous officers, perfect for your


business!

________________________

7. Dearest Housewives, would you like to be fat enough to wear your


high school jeans again? Here‘s what you should do!

________________________

8. Student willing to share fat with another!


________________________

9. Rich people fighting for Nadal’s rocket!

________________________

10. Have you got hare? Then fight for your hare!

________________________

III. Circle the correct answer.

1. a handbag /a bag of chips

2. a carton/cartoon of milk

3. a cup / a can of coke

4. a bouquet / a bunch of fresh basil

5. a piece / a loaf of cheese

6. a bar / a slice of chocolate

7. a bar / a slice of pizza

8. a tin /a box of salmon

9. a cup/ a bottle of tomato sauce

10. a tube / a box of tuna mousse

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Worksheet 5

I. Match the phrases 1-10 to their definitions.

1. wind energy -that helps nature grow

2 recycling - a shield which protects the air we breathe

3. water pollution -contamination of the air with dangerous

substances

4. air pollution -throwing dangerous things into the water

5 ozone layer -leaving rubbish everywhere

6. endangered species -reusing rubbish to make new products

7. dropping litter -cutting down trees

8. deforestation - protecting energy resources

9. saving energy -animals in danger of disappearing

10. environmentally friendly -energy produced by the power of wind

II. Choose in the correct prepositions.

1. She hasn’t seen Tom _______ he got engaged.

A. after B. before C. since

2. We are all looking forward ____ the summer holiday.

A. until B. at C. to

3. Their plane has just landed _____ Berlin.

A. at B. in C. to

4. Aunt Jane is afraid _____ spiders.

A. of B. from C. about

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5. What time do your children usually go to bed ____ night?

A. in B. on C. at

6. Sam can’t go out tonight. He is looking _____ his little sister.

A. at B. of C. after

7. Grandpa is always looking _____ his glasses!

A. about B. into C. for

8. Jake is really keen ___ football!

A. to B. about C. on

9. Mrs Brown is very fond ___ her students.

A. for B. about C. of

10. There’s no point _____ watering the garden before rain!

A. on B. to C. in

III. Name each of the following groups.

1. peacock, dove, eagle __________

2. bear, elephant, cow __________

3. ant, butterfly, bee __________

4. train, bike, car __________

5. tea, juice, coffee __________

6. piano, recorder, drum __________

7. armchair, cupboard, shelf __________

8. lizard, snake, crocodile __________

9. tulip, daffodil, rose __________

10. dress, hat, trousers __________

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Worksheet 6

I. Match the words in capitals to the ones below to form compound


nouns. Use the clues provided.

LENSES CROSSING FEVER CARD ALARM

FORECAST LICENCE PIN POISONING TONGUE

1. pedestrian _________ - the safest place to cross

2. weather _________- useful to check before going out

3. food _______- an illness that is the fear of every chef

4. mother ________- usually, the first language to use

5. driving ________- you can get it after passing an exam

6. hay _______- a type of allergy many people suffer from

7. contact _______- you can wear these to change the colour of your
eyes

8. identity ______- you can’t prove who you are without it

9. rolling _______- you use it in the kitchen to flatten dough

10. burglar _______- it might protect you against thieves

II. Underline the rhyming words.

1. clear bear dare deer fair

2. knot note lot sit top

3. dove wave drove stove love

4. rose toes shoes blues blouse

5. sew now knew bow row

6. gun phone sun one loan

7. sour choir flour lower mower

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8. hair bear hear beer deer

9. loan bone none sun run

10. hate height right plate night

III. Sort out the anagrams.

carthouse - a group of musicians _______________

asleep - a polite word _____________

bleat - a piece of furniture ____________

below - a part of the body ____________

heart - a planet ____________

chain - a country ____________

beard - something we eat ____________

super - something ladies carry their things in _____________

swap - an insect _____________

flog - a popular sport _____________

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Worksheet 7

I. Read the following text and use the words to fill in the blank

spaces: journey, campervan, home, dream, money, salary, work,

successful, exciting, freedom

Changing your life

Rich and Amanda Ligato were professional people with …………1………. careers.

Every week, they worked hard. They often intended to do something fun

and ………2……….at the weekend but, in the end, there was never time. One

day they asked themselves, ‘Is this all there is?’

They realised that they wanted to stop working and to go travelling. Or, as

Rich said, ‘To buy our ………3…………….’ But first they needed to save

some…………4……….. Every month they lived on Rich’s ………5……and saved

Amanda’s. Then they bought a ……………6…………….to travel from the bottom

of South America to Brazil and from there they hoped to get to Africa on

a container ship.

Colleagues at ………7……..found their decision difficult to understand. Even

their closest friends thought they were crazy to go on this kind of

…………8………. but finally, the day came. They left their ……….9…….. and

started to live their……………10……………...

(National Geographic-Life- Pre intermediate)

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II. Choose the right word or phrase that collocates with one the

verbs: DO or MAKE. Then write a sentence for each collocation.

• your best

• coffee

• a good impression

• your job

• someone laugh

• a phone call

• voluntary work

• (someone) a favour

• a decision

• charity work

III. Underline the correct word in each sentence:

1. There is often a drought/ an avalanche in the mountains in winter.

2. It was snowing and then it turned into a blizzard/ landslide.

3. The tsunami/ wildfire started in the nearby forest.

4. The cyclone/ heat wave wiped out entire cities from the USA.

5. The dark clouds were followed by a wildfire/ hailstorm.

6. Thunderstorms/ Blizzards often occur in very hot weather.

7. A volcanic eruption/ drought destroyed the city of Pompeii.

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Worksheet 8

I. Read the following text and use the words to fill in the blank spaces:

active, cycling, gardening, centenarians, health, island,

supermarket, catch, scientific, beyond

The secrets of long life

The …………1……………of Okinawa in Japan has some of the oldest people in the

world. It’s famous for its high number of ……………2………… – men and women

who live …………3…………….100 years of age. There have been

many……………4…………. studies of their lifestyle and you can even buy cookery

books based on their diets. Some of the reasons for their good

……………5…………. are that they:

• go fishing and eat what they……………6………...

• regularly do ……………7…………….and grow their own fruit and vegetables.

• go …………8…………..and never drive when they can walk.

• often spend time with friends. They meet at people’s houses and play

games.

• rarely buy food from a ………………………9……………..

• do regular exercise, go swimming and lead …………10…………lives.

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II. Read the following text. At the end of each line put a tick

if the line is correct or write the extra word which must be left

out:

The life of Jane Goodall

On the morning of July 14, 1960, Jane Goodall arrived on ……………1……………..

the east shore of the Lake Tanganyika and the Gombe National………2………….

Park. She had brought a tent, a cup without a handle,a pair of………3…………..

the binoculars and her mother. A group of local men…………4…………………..

met the strange pair of women and helped to carry their……………5………………

a camping gear. Then, around 5 p.m., somebody reported ……………6………………

that they had been seen a chimpanzee. Straight away, Jane…………7………………

set off into the forest to find her first chimpanzee…………………8……………………

As a young woman, Jane Goodall have had no scientific ………………9…………………

qualifications but this didn’t never stop her from following …………10……………

her childhood dream of studying chimpanzees in the Africa…………11……………

She had had set out to study the animals and find out………………12………………

how they were really lived. After many months of difficult…………13……………

work she made three important discoveries: ……………………14……………………

chimpanzees ate a meat, they used tools to get…………………15…………………

food and they also made tools.

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III. Complete each sentence with a word formed from the word in

capitals.

1. It is essential to get a good…………………………..nowadays.

EDUCATE

2. Jane wants to graduate from school with some useful………………

QUALIFY

3. Jack, my former…………………….., paid all his employees really well.

EMPLOY

4. He drives…………………………... One day he’ll end up in hospital. CARE

5. We have a new…………………….. English classes start at 9 a.m. TIME

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Worksheet 9

I. Read the following text and use the words to fill in the blank spaces:

cellars, real, hours, catacombs, performances, bakery, fighters,

ground, tunnels, traffic

A tour under Paris

The great avenues are quiet, the shops are closed. There’s the smell of

fresh bread from a ………1………… somewhere. It would be hard to say

which time of the day in Paris I prefer but this is probably it. Soon the

streets will be full of people and…………2…………. As with most other cities,

you see the …………3……………Paris when the city wakes up.

There is, however, another part of Paris which is silent and free from

people 24 ………4…………….. a day. Under the city are hundreds of

kilometres of…………5……………... There are sewers and old subways but

there are also spaces of all kinds: canals and…………6………….., wine

…………7……………… which have been made into nightclubs and galleries.

During the 19th century, the Parisians needed more stone for buildings

above the …………8…………….. so they dug tunnels beneath the city. After

that, many farmers grew mushrooms in them. During World War II, the

French Resistance ……………9…………also used them. Since the 1970s, many

groups of young people spend days and nights below the city in these

tunnels. It’s a place for parties, theatre …………10…………………., art galleries

– anything goes here!

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II. Complete each sentence with a word formed from the word

given in capitals:

1. Julie’s …………1…………of biology is amazing for a girl of her age.

KNOW

2. All the …………2……… in this company are given lots of perks.

EMPLOY

3. Mike is a …………3…………… business man. SUCCESS

4. Romania has around 20 million ……………4…………… INHABIT

5. After the plane crashed, Marta was the only…………5……………

SURVIVE

6. Stephen was a fierce…………6……………in the last tennis match.

OPPOSE

7. He did not get away with the …………7……….. of the diamonds. THIEF

8. She impressed everybody with her …………8……………. BRAVE

9. Her story was ……………9………………. written. BEAUTY

10. They didn’t offer Mark the job because he was…10………

EXPERIENCE

III. Complete each expression with one of the parts of the body from

the list: heart, face, tongue, leg, foot

1. His name is on the tip of my…………………….. I cannot remember it.

2. You must………………….. the truth even if it is really hard to do it.

3. Neil Armstrong set ……………. on the moon in 1969.

4. He learned the poem by…………………. so as to impress his teacher.

5. Has Jane really won the lottery or are you pulling my ………………………?

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Worksheet 10

I. Read the following text and use the words to fill in the blank

spaces: wildest, communication, networking, message, lives, tents,

airports, published, explorers, zones

Kamchatka Project

After travelling round the world for almost half a week and moving

through three international ………1……………… and nineteen

time……………2………………, we finally step off the helicopter. We are at the

beginning of the Karimskaya River in the region of Kamchatka. It’s a bright

sunny day and in the far distance I can see the Karimski volcano. This is

probably the …………3………….. place in Russia but if the weather is this good

for the next few days, the expedition will go well.

In the past, when …………4……………….. arrived in a strange place, they put up

their ………………5………….. or cooked a meal. But nowadays, when explorers

arrive in a new place, they log on to their social …………6…………… site using a

satellite phone. I write, ‘Just landed. Need to relax for a few hours.’

Explorers in the past wrote about their adventures in books which were

………7…………. months or years later. Nowadays, I post a …………8………… in

seconds. In the age of the modern explorer, ………………9……………… like this

really helps to make decisions and sometimes it even saves

…………………10……………….

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II. Complete each sentence with a word formed from the word

given in capitals:

1. She studied a lot in order to become a professional…………………… ACT

2. You need a vivid …………………. to play CS:GO. IMAGINE

3. A friend showed me the job …………………………………… ADVERTISE

4. She has just bought a …………………………. book. COOK

5. Rita never suffers from …………………….when she is around friends. BORE

6. Sorry! It was a ………………… I am to be blamed. UNDERSTAND

7. The money he had saved for years …………… without a trace. APPEAR

8. I have to ……………… with you. It seems we don’t see eye to eye. AGREE

9. There was an …………………………… waiting list for the transplant. END

10. Add a …………………… of sugar and three eggs. SPOON

III. Complete the phrase with a suitable word from the list: bottle,

loaf, kilo, carton, clove, pinch, bar, cup, bunch, slice

1. a ………………………… of eggs

2. a ………………………… of bananas

3. a …………………………. of cake

4. a …………………………. of bread

5. a ………………………….. of salt

6. a …………………………… of flour

7. a ………………………….. of sparkling water

8. a ………………………….. of chocolate

9. a …………………………… of garlic

10. a …………………………… of tea

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GRAMMAR

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Worksheet 1

I. Choose the correct item

1. There are some ___ and a ___ in this garden.

a. deers/sheep b. deers/sheeps c. deer/sheep

2. I have two ___ and a ___ in my handbag.

a. keys/wallet

b. key/wallets

c. key/wallet

3. There are some ___ and a ___ in the forest.

a. wolves/bears

b. wolves/bear

c. wolf/bears

4. There are four ___ and an ____ on the table.

a. glasses/egg

b. glasses/eggs

c. glass/egg

5. Two ___ are swimming with some ___ in the ocean.

a. person/dolphins

b. people/dolphins

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c. person/dolphin

6. I have two ___ and a ___ in my schoolbag.

a. pencils/book

b. pencil/rubbers

c. books/rulers

7. There are four ___ and two___ in the story.

a. mouses/butterflies

b. mice/butterflies

c. mices/butterflys

8. I want to buy two ___of cheese and three......of bread every

Saturday.

a. kilos/loaves

b. bottles and cans

c. tubes/glasses

9. I bought four ___ of water and two ___ of honey from the market.

a. packet/loaves

b. bottles/jars

c. kilos/glasses

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II. Write the plural form of the following words

1. woman - 5. person -

2. child - 6. mouse -

3. tooth - 7. spy-

4. foot- 8. goose -

III. Write the compound nouns from the words in the box below to

fill in the gaps in the sentences. Some of the words are used

twice, but in a different order.

window reading seat pub day phone child light

fishing card table food frame work boat

1. I only have coins on me and that's a ___ I will have to see if there is

a public phone in that bar.

2. I want to put a ___ in the car as they say it really makes toddlers

safer while driving.

3. My father was furious with the airline company. He sat on that plane

for 15 hours and his ___ didn't work. He couldn't even finish that book

he was reading during the flight. He had to try and sleep.

4. "What type of credit card is that?" "That's not a credit card.

That's a ___ I use it once a week to call my brother back home in

France."

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5. All the ___ in this house have to be repainted. Otherwise, they will

rot over the winter and then we may not be able to open the windows in

the spring.

6. Indian restaurants have a terrible reputation, but the ___ is very

tasty.

7. I worked at night for so long that when I finally started to do some

____, I found it really strange.

8. A ____ sank off the English coast last night. Both fishermen were

saved by the coast guard.

9. I know that Saturday is a holiday for everyone else, but for us it's a

normal ____. We have to get this project finished by Monday!

10. Why do you have a ____ in the middle of your lounge? I keep

feeling tempted to go up to the bar to order drinks!

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Worksheet 2

I. Fill in the plural using quantifiers:

1. some jam – two...................................

2. some paper – two...................................

3. some cheese – two...................................

4. some water – two...................................

5. some meat – two...................................

6. some chocolate – two...................................

II. Write the words in the correct column:

rice, potato, information, man, bread, poetry, milk, vegetable, weather,

sheep, bread, soap, carrot, wine, oil, grape, mouse, person, tea, silver,

snow, goose, deer, meat, beer.

Countable nouns Uncountable nouns

III. Write the plurals for the following sentences:

1. I have got one knife and a glass.

2. A brave fireman is talking with a child.

3. There is a mouse in the box.

4. That is a wolf in the forest.

5. There is a sheep in the garden.

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Worksheet 3

I. Fill in the article a, an or the where necessary:

1. I like ___ green shirt over there better than ___ blue one.

2. Your bike does 30 miles ____ hour.

3. Where's ____ book I lent you last month?

4. Do you still live in ___Paris?

5. Is your father working in ___ old office building?

6. Maria's father works as ___ electrician.

7. The potatoes are 99 pence___ kilo.

8. What do you usually have for___ breakfast?

9. John has ____ terrible earache.

10. After this tour you have ____ whole afternoon free to explore

the town.

II. Fill in the definite article in the following sentences where

necessary:

1. ___ Danube is ___ Romania's longest river.

2. My brother lives in ____ Philippines.

3. ___ Dominican Republic belongs to ___ Carribean islands.

4. ___ Statue of Liberty was built in 1886.

5. ___ Eiffel Tower is one of France's most popular attractions.

6. ___ Dead Sea lies below sea level.

7. ____ Plitvice Park is in ___ Croatia.

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8. ____ Mount Everest is ___ highest mountain in Asia.

9. __ Mount Fuji is in ____ Japan.

10. ___ Lake Michigan is __ largest of the Great Lakes.

III. Fill in the correct article, where necessary, in the paragraph

below.

Last weekend my friends and I went to 1 ___ circus; we usually go

there at least once 2 ___ month. Before 3 ____ alarm clock went off,

4 ___ kids were already up and jumping in 5 ___ living room – they are

never up on 6 ___ Monday mornings when they have to go to 7 ___

school. Anyway, we had 8 ___ breakfast very quickly and went out. It

was 9 ___ sunny day and we had 10 ___ wonderful time.

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Worksheet 4

I. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or present


continuous.

1. Silence! The baby ________(sleep) in his room.

2. Tom _________(not work) in a shoe factory. He is a dentist.

3. Mark ___________(feed) his dog three times a day.

4. Jim’s neighbours ___________(dig) a big hole in front of his


garden!

5. Could you give me your newspaper or ____________(you/read) it at


the moment ?

6. You _____________ (always/call) me up late at night!

7. I can’t understand what you _______(write)!

8. Who _______(make) that terrible noise ?

9. Romanian students ________(not wear ) uniforms.

10. They ________ (not sell) fruit juice at this café.

II. Use the present simple/continuous forms of the verbs:

1. The Smiths _______(go) abroad in August .

2. The President _______(meet ) the Union leaders next week .

3. My grandparents __________(celebrate) their golden wedding


next week!

4. Why __________(Jake/have lunch)with his boss on Wednesday?

5. Jim ___________(spend) the summer holiday in Athens.

6. When ___________ (start/the film)?

7. _________(Susan/drive) to work next week?

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8. The plane ______ (take off) on Monday evening.

9. The committee ______ (announce) the winner next month.

10. ________ (Jane /come) to your party in March?

III. Circle the correct answers.

1. Jake is thinking /thinks about moving to the countryside.

2. Why is he smelling /does he smell the bread?

3. Tom sees/is seeing his accountant tomorrow.

4. The Smiths are having/have an expensive car.

5. Your old wardrobe is needing/needs to be refurbished!

IV. Rearrange the words to make sentences.

1 holiday/ They / places / visit / during / many / summer/the


.................................................................................

2. the/window/not know /the/I/ girl/next to


..........................................................................

3. train/catch/are /They/to/running/the

……………………………………………………………………………

4. isn’t/The/hard/blowing/wind

.................................................................................

5. time/spend/We/our/reading

.................................................................................

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Worksheet 5

I. Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or


continuous.

1. The students ____________(write) in their notebooks when Mark


___________ (arrive).

2. Mr. Jones always __________(drive ) to work when he _______


(to be ) young.

3. The boys __________(play ) football and the girls __________


(watch) them.

4. Sally suddenly __________(realize) that she ___________(walk)


someone else’s dog.

5. Mother ________(cook) dinner while we ______(set) the table.

6. The Smiths ___________(have) lunch when the power _________


(go off).

7. Mark __________(find) his driving licence when he _______(look


for) his wallet 8.Her grandma _________(not recognize) her at first
as she ________(not, wear) her glasses.

9. The old man ______(not step) on the banana skin because he


______ (to be) very careful.

10. Sam ____________(open) the door when the wind ___________


(blow) it out right into his face.

II. Write the correct form of the verbs and then match the two
halves of the sentences.

1. Sarah ________ (want) a new backpack…

2. The grandparents_______ (look after) their grandchildren …

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3. The guests ________ (not complain about) the loud music …

4. Mary ____________ (miss) the bus ….

5. Our dog ____________ (chase) their cat …

A. …when they __________ (knock) at the door.

B. …while the parents ________ (to be) at work.

C. …so she _______ (take) a taxi.

D. …because her old one ______ (to be) too small.

E. …as the food ________ (to be) delicious.

III. You had a Halloween party. Describe it by using past


simple/continuous forms of the verbs.

1. We ___________ (dance) when suddenly a ghost _______ (appear).

2. The ghost __________ (wear) sunglasses and ______ (have) a huge


bow tie.

3. My friend Jane ________ (start) screaming when she ______ (see)


red paint on the floor.

4. She _________ (think) it ________ (to be) blood.

5. Tim __________ (burst) into laughter when he ______ (discover) a


fake skull on his seat.

6. He __________ (introduce) the skull to his friends when someone


_______ (knock) at the door.

7. Everyone ________ (to be) silent because we_______ (not expect)


other guests.

8. We ________ (to be) relieved to find out that Mark, Jane’s fiancé,
____ (to be) at the door.

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9. We __________(enjoy) the party when the power ________ (go


off).

10. The next day, the sun _______(shine) while we _______ (still,
tell) jokes.

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Worksheet 6

I. Put the verbs in brackets into the present perfect simple or

past simple:

1. Cleopatra _________ (win) many battles against her enemies.

2. When ________ (The Great Recession/take place)?

3. My uncle _________ (not mend) the fuse yet.

4. It’s only Wednesday and I already feel tired. We _______ (work) a


lot this week!

5. Shakespeare _______ (write) many plays and sonnets.

6. Mircea Cartarescu ___________ (write) several interesting novels.

7. How long _________ (his friend/to be) out of work?

8. Someone _______(drink) my tea! The cup is empty!

9. Mike’s car ________(run ) out of oil last week.

10.___________ (you/ever/imagine) yourself riding a horse?

II. Put the verbs in brackets into the present perfect simple or
present perfect continuous.

1. Why __________ (you/to be) so clumsy lately?

2. Emma __________ (polish) the floor all morning.

3. Her aunt __________ (not stop) talking since she arrived.

4. Mother ____________(bake) an apple pie.

5. Tom ____________(try) to wake up his friend by throwing


stones at his window.

6. Sue ___________(add) too much salt to the soup.

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7. We _______________(know) each other for ages.

8. Amy ___________(put on) a lot of weight lately.

9. It ___________(rain) for many days.

10. How many books ________ (you/read) so far?

III. Rearrange the following words so as to make correct


sentences.

1. They/new/have/thinking/of/a/buying /car /been

____________________________________

2. Henry /such/seen/has/rarely/a/beautiful/scenery

_____________________________________

3. of/prom/My classmates/always/dreamed/a/have/wonderful

___________________________________

4. has/harbour/He/working/since/been/in/the/2000
_________________________________________

5. well/The students/working/very/have/so far/been

IV. Fill in the blanks using SINCE or FOR.

1. They have been working here ______ five years.

2. She hasn’t eaten chocolate ________ a month.

3. Mark has earned his pocket money _________primary school.

4. Edward hasn’t spoken to us _______March.

5. Those workers have been on strike _______January.

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Worksheet 7

I. Make offers and suggestions using the prompts:

1. we/go to the cinema/next weekend?

_________________________________

2. I/do the shopping /for the picnic?

________________________________

3. we/have ice cream/instead of pizza?

________________________________

4. I/get you/ a cup of tea?

________________________________

5. we/have/a house warming party/next Friday?

______________________________________

II. Put the verbs in brackets in the Future Simple forms:

1. ___________ (Pamela/recognize) her old friend when she sees her?

2. Jim is convinced he ___________ (win) the competition.

3. I promise I ___________ (call) as soon as I get there.

4. Mary___________ (not be) surprised when you arrive.

5. ___________ (you meet) Susan in London?

III. Fill in the gaps with the “Be Going To” form of the verbs in
brackets:

1. My uncle ___________ (paint) the fence next weekend. He has


bought everything he needs.

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2. The gardener ___________ (grow) new flowers. Look over there!

3. You are wearing an apron! ___________ (you cook)?

4. Jack ___________ (study) History. He wants to become a History


teacher.

5. I ___________ (not work) inside an office. I hate being a clerk.

6. Our friends ___________ (not travel) this summer.

7. ___________ (visit) Rome or Berlin next spring?

8. Mary ___________ (not go) on a trip to the seaside with her


friends in the near future.

9. Miriam says ___________ (be) a vet because she likes taking care
of animals.

10. What ___________ (do) on Saturday?

IV. Correct the mistakes where necessary:

1. Will you get me a glass of water, please? I’m very thirsty.


___________

2. Sally needs some milk and sugar. She will make an apple pie.
___________

3. ”It’s hot in here!”

“I am going to open the window!” ___________

4. ”Are you going to turn off the radio, please? It’s very noisy.”
___________

5. Their friends aren’t going to visit them this weekend if they are
busy. ___________

6. I won’t do my homework if you don’t help me. ___________

7. Anthony has bought a nice ring. I think he will propose to Samantha


on Christmas. ___________

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8. ”How can I get from here to the Science Museum?”

“I’ll ask my husband! He knows best.” ___________

9. ”Are you going to the library? Wait for me, please! I am going to be
ready in five minutes.” ___________

10. Look at the shining sun! It’s not going to rain. ___________

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Worksheet 8

I. Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets

(comparative or superlative):

1. This is the ……………… book I’ve ever read. (good)

2. She said this movie would be …………….. than the last one.

(interesting)

3. A holiday by the sea is ………………. than a holiday in the

mountains. (good)

4. That dress is …………………. than I expected. (expensive)

5. Lucy is ……………… than her sister. (old)

6. His hunger grew …………… and ……………… . (big/big)

7. Bob is …………….. than John, but Phil is the ………………... . (tall/tall)

8. He used to be the ……………………… actor in the world. (famous)

9. That was the ……………. joke I’ve ever heard! (funny)

10. This is the …………… day of my life. (bad)

II. Fill in the correct comparative/superlative form of the

adjective:

1. cold-colder-…………………

2. dangerous-……………………..-the most dangerous

3. little-………………………..-the least

4. bad-………………………….-the worst

5. ……………..better-…………………

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6. happy-……………………..-the happiest

7. comfortable-……………………the most comfortable

8. high-………………-the highest

9. big-………………..-the biggest

10. expensive………………..-the most expensive

III. Find antonyms for the following adjectives:

1) false-

2) human-

3) responsible-

4) mature-

5) legal-

6) deep-

7) raw-

8) lazy-

9) mean-

10) honest-

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Worksheet 9

I. Write the correct comparative and superlative for the


following adjectives as in the example.

Big bigger the biggest

1. good-....................-...............

2. large-....................-................

3. interesting-............................-.........................

4. fat-..........................-........................

5. bad-.....................-.........................

6. small-........................-..................

7. beautiful-........................-.......................

8. happy-.................................-.....................

9. cheap-...............................-.........................

10. expensive-.............................-....................

II. Translate into English.

1.Tom este cel mai intelegent elev din clasa noastră. El este și cel mai
înalt de asemenea.

2. Care este cea mai colorată fotografie? Eu am cea mai mare


fotografie.

3. Șarpele este mai periculos decât lupii, dar tigrii sunt cele mai
periculoase animale dintre toate.

4. Eu am mai multe jucării decât tine, dar jucariile tale sunt mai curate.

5. Prăjitura ta este mai bună decât prăjiura mea, dar clătitele sunt cele
mai bune dintre toate.

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6. Rochia verde este mai scumpă dar mai elegantă decât rochia galbenă,
dar mie imi place rochia albă cel mai mult dintre toate.

7. Eu sunt mai puţin obosit azi decât ieri deoarece am dormit mai mult.

8. Câţi ani are cel mai în vârstă membru al familiei tale?

9. Dintre cele două cărţi aceasta este cea mai bună.

10. Eu am mai putini prieteni, dar ei sunt cei mai de încredere.

II. Use the correct form of the adjectives in brackets to fill in


the sentences below.

1. The ___________ (many) we are, the ___________ (good) .

2. The ___________ (much) you practise, the ___________ (easy) it


will be.

3. Please come here! The _________ (soon), the__________ (good)!

4. The _________ (fast) you run, the _________ (happy) you will be!

5. The situation is getting __________ (good) and _________ (good).

6. Do it as quick as you can- the ___________ (soon), the


___________ (good)!

7. The __________ (much) the teacher explains, and the


__________ (simple) his explanation, the ___________ (good) the
students will understand.

8. The ___________ (old) you get, the ___________ (slow) you run,
but the ___________ (far) your knowledge takes you!

9. The ___________ (sweet), the ___________ (bad) for your teeth!

10. It is getting ___________ (dark) and ___________ (dark)!

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Worksheet 10

I. Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets. (ordinal


numbers)

1. Today is the ________ of November. (3)


2. He came the________ in the race. (2)
3. She is the ________ in class. (1)
4. It’s the ________ day of quarantine. (27)
5. They are celebrating their ________ anniversary. (30)
6. It’s his ________ birthday. (21)
7. Lisa was born on the ________ of October. (11)
8. Our office is on the ________ floor. (10)
9. The old man died only a few days before his ________
birthday. (93)
10. September is the ________ month of the year. (9)

II. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:

1. She is fourty years old.

2. He is celebrating his nineth birthday.

3. December is the twelveth month of the year.

4. I was born on the fiveth of May.

5. They are celebrating their fortyeth anniversary.

6. I can’t wait to celebrate my twenty-oneth birthday!

7. She was born on the thirtyeth of June.

8. He died just before his seventyth birthday.

9. I am preparing for my fourty-four birthday.

10. They’re having a party on September three.

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III. Write in words the following data/numbers.

a) 10-

b) XXXI-

c) 1934

d) XXII

e) 1907

f) XIII

g) 1800

h) XV

i) III

j) IX

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Worksheet 1

Task1. Read the following text:

A few years ago, I worked as an elf at a holiday resort in Lapland, in the

north of Sweden. The resort was in a forest. Visitors and workers

stayed in small wooden cabins all around the forest. There was one large

cabin where people ate meals.

Tourists used to stay at the resort for four days. On the first day, they

arrived at the airport and travelled to the resort by coach. I didn’t have

to work until the evening. Sometimes I went skiing. Then, while the

guests had their evening meal, I worked behind the desk in reception. I

helped people find their cabins, told them about the itinerary and sold

tickets for extra tours. I didn’t dress as an elf at that time; I wore the

hotel uniform.

On the second day, I and three other elves got up at about eight o’clock.

Of course, it was still dark at that time. In Lapland it gets light at about

half past ten during the winter, and it gets dark again soon after two

o’clock. We dressed in our elf costumes and drove across the snow on

skidoos to a cabin in the forest. Inside the cabin, there were huge

presents and huge tools. We had to wrap the presents and pretend to

make toys with the tools.

On the third day, we went to a different cabin – Santa’s cabin! This was

the day when the children finally met Father Christmas. The children

would meet Santa and get a toy. Then they came into the elves’ workshop

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to meet us. I and the other elves pretended to make toys and chatted

to the children in our own elf language.

Working as an elf was great fun, and a magical way to spend Christmas!

(Text adapted from: examenglish.com/A2)

1. Write all the words connected with WINTER and CHRISTMAS

that you can find in the text above. Put them into 2 columns and

then add as many as you can in each column.

2. Write a short dialogue between the girl and a visitor to the

Swedish holiday resort (6-10 lines).

2. Would you like to be in the girl’s shoes for at least one day?

Why/ Why not? Write between 50-75 words.

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Worksheet 2

Read the text below and answer the questions.

Astor Mall is opening this August, with an area of 600,000 square


metres. It’s located close to the motorway, has its own bus station and
1000 car parking spaces, so it is convenient for everyone.

The mall has four areas. The first area is a shopping area on three floors.
Here, you’ll find all the major chain stores and department stores. You
can buy fashion items and all the famous brand names. There is also a
large chemist’s shop. Situated on two levels, the market square is where
you can find traditional market stalls. On the lower floor, there are food
stalls, including a butcher’s, a baker’s, a fishmonger’s, a greengrocer’s
and a sweets shop. On the upper floor, you will find stalls selling
hardware and haberdashery.

The second area is at the rear of the mall. Here, you’ll find quirky,
independent shops selling everything from second hand music and books
to clothes and handcrafts.

The third area is more upmarket. Here you will find fashion boutiques,
jewellers, antiques and furniture. There are also two banks and a post
office located there. On the ground floor, there is a food court where
you’ll find cuisine from around the world, including Chinese, Japanese,
Thai and Italian food. There is a large arena where events will take place
throughout the year. There is also an eight-screen cinema, a night club
and a bowling alley. You can’t afford to miss it!

Answer the question:

1. When does the mall open?

2. Where is the mall located?

3. How many car parking spaces has the mall got?

4 How many areas has the mall got?


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5. Which is the best place in the mall to buy an expensive necklace?

6. Which is the best place in the mall to buy some bacon?

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Worksheet 3

Read the text below and answer the questions.

It’s time to go to high school. Here are several options in our district:

Notthingham School has the best pass rate of all the high schools in the

district. It offers a wide range of subjects in Humanities and

Science. Notthingham School is, of course, a private school, so may be

too expensive for you. But don’t worry, there are several other options

if you want to follow the academic route. Helger School is a state school,

so there are no fees, and it has excellent tuition and facilities. It is a

boys’ school from ages 11 to 16, but from 16 to 18 it is co-educational.

However, it is selective, so you’ll have to pass an exam to get in. If you’re

interested in going into Business, check out Wall Street Academy. This

school specialises in subjects like Business Studies, Management and

Economics. If you prefer Arts, look at the courses on offer at Lion

College. Here you can study woodwork, art, textiles and much more. Lion

College also offers a wide range of vocational qualifications. You can do

a 1-year certificate or a 2-year diploma in subjects like plumbing, roofing

and hairdressing. If you’d prefer to work outdoors, look at Farm College,

where there are courses in Farm Mechanics, Land and Animal

Management, and much more. Find out more at the World Education Fair

on 15th May at Lion College.

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1. Which school has the best pass rate of all the high schools in the

district?

a. Notthingham School

b. Lion School

c. Helger School

2. You can only attend Notthingham School if you

a. pass an exam

b. are a boy

c. can afford the fees

3. If you want to work with horses, where is the best place for you to

study?

a. Notthingham School

b. Farm College

c. Helger School

4. If you want to be a builder, where is the best place for you to

study?

a. Lion College

b. Farm College

c. Helger School

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5. If you want to be a fashion designer, where is the best place for you

to study?

a. Notthingham School

b. Lion College

c. Helger School

6. If you want to run your own company, where is the best place for you

to study?

a. Notthingham School

b. Farm College

c. Wall Street Academy

7. When and where is the World Education Fair?

a. on 15th May at Lion College

b. on 17th March at Lion College

c. on 15th May at Nottingam School

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Worksheet 4

Task 1. Read and complete the letter using.

me, you, him, her, it, us, them

Dear Travis,

My name is Kyra I’m 14 years old. That’s _________ in the photo. I’m a

student at Winchester College. I like ________ a lot because it’s a

great school and the teachers are nice.

I live at home with my family. I’ve got a brother and a sister. My sister’s

name is Trudy. She’s very kind and everybody loves _________. My

brother’s name is Dennis. He sometimes is naughty and lazy, but I love

_________. My grandpa also lives with _________.

I’m interested in music. I can play the guitar, but I’m not very good at

_________. My favourite band at the moment is The Beatles. I like

_________ a lot. What about _________? What hobbies do you have?

I hope to find out more about _________ and become your pen friend.

Take care and write to __________ soon.

Best wishes

Kyra

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Task 2. This is picture of Jenny’s family. Read the text and use

my, your, his, her, our, their to fill in the letter.

Dear Harry,

This is a picture of _________ family. _________ first name is

Jenny. __________ family name is Adams. What about you? What is

_________ name? You can see _________ parents, _________

sister and ________ baby brother in this picture. _________ parents

are great! __________ favourite free time activity is going to the

beach. _________ mother is an architect. She is kind and patient.

_________ hair is red and _________ eyes are green.

_________ father is a computer engineer. _________ hair and short

and brown and ________ eyes are blue. __________ hobby is playing

computer games.

__________ sister’s name is Tabitha but we call her Taby.

_________ favourite colour is purple and __________ favourite food

is lasagne. __________ baby brother’s name is Thomas, but

_________ parents call him Tommy. He can’t speak very well, but

_________ favourite activity is running on the beach and playing in

the sand.

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This is _________ first picture at the beach and we are very happy.

Look at _________ faces! We are all smiling.

Please send me a picture of _________ family.

Best wishes

Jenny

Task 3. Read the story and circle the correct alternative to

complete the text. You can also find an ending to the story and an

interesting title.

(Title) ………………………………….

As soon as I get home I notice something/nothing is wrong. The door is

open, but I can’t see nothing/anything because it is very dark. I don’t

know what to do – I can phone anybody/somebody or I can go inside. I

decide to call the police. I try to find my mobile phone, but I can’t find

it nowhere/anywhere in my bag. Then I remember that it is

nobody/somewhere in my car. When I open the car door,

somebody/somewhere turns on the lights in the living room. This is

something/anything strange. Suddenly my phone rings. It is my sister

and I say to her: “I think that somebody/something is robbing our

house.”

…………………

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Worksheet 5

Read the text below and solve the tasks.

Merlin

Merlin closed his eyes and pointed his finger at another mountain of

rocks. They exploded into a thousand pieces! When he opened his eyes,

all he could see was the blue sky. Everything round him was empty and

silent – the trees, the hills, the lakes. Slowly, a voice reached Merlin’s

ears. It was Uther, the King of England, speaking in his castle miles away.

Merlin was a magician with special powers to see, hear and know all human

things.

Merlin took a magic crystal ball from the long, blue robe he always

wore. He wanted to see Uther in the magic ball. Uther was a strong man

who had won many battles. Yet England was still divided by many wars .

“I have won enough battles to rule a thousand countries, yet

England stands divided. What else must I do?”

Using his magic power again, Merlin shuts his eyes and when he
opened them again, he was in Uther‘s castle.

“Merlin, why do you appear now when I wish to be alone?”

“Because I believe I can help you!”

“How? No one can stop our people fighting each other!”

“Excalibur can.”

(Jenny Dooley- Adaptation of ” Excalibur”, Express Publishing, 1996)

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Task 1. Decide if the following sentences are T (True) or F(False)

1. Merlin was a magician with special powers. ______

2. He always wore shining armour. ______

3. Uther was a brave knight. ______

4. He has won many battles. ______

5. Merlin told Uther he could help . ______

Task 2. There are ten mistakes in this paragraph. Read it

carefully, find and correct them:

Merlin opened his eyes and pointed his finger at another hill of rocks.

They exploded into a hundred pieces! When he closed his eyes, all he

could hear was the blue bird. Everything round him was crowded and

noisy– the trees, the hills, the lakes. Slowly, a voice reached Merlin’s

ears. It was Uther, the knight of England, speaking in his house miles

away. Merlin was a magician with special powers to see, hear and know all

human things.

1.______ 3.______ 5.______ 7.______ 9.______

2._____ 4.______ 6.______ 8.______ 10.______

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Task 3. Talk with your partner.

1. Merlin used his crystal ball to predict the future. Do you think that

is possible? Why (not)?

2. Would you like to have special powers? What would those be?

3. How could Excalibur help Uther?

4. What was Excalibur?

5. Would you like to be the owner of Excalibur? Why (not)?

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Worksheet 6

Read the text below and solve the tasks.

Dragons over London

Exotic people came to the Tower to see the English King or Queen,

so a foreign looking stranger didn’t get a second look. When he got

caught out by a human before he could change shape, Xiaolong’s talents

for invisibility and resizing saved him from being discovered .Usually.

Once he was spotted by a young Spanish princess but her screams were

put down to being foreign, and Xiaolong got away with it.

Now and then, over the years, my ancestors asked Xiaolong why he

stayed out of sight and never left the Tower. Wouldn’t it be great for

London to know they had such a fabulous resident?

“No, my little friend “squeaked the dragon. “The humans here are

rude and uneducated, except for the very few. They have no idea of the

world outside their ordinary lives and my visible presence would only

terrify them. And when humans are frightened, they become very

aggressive .If I am to stay here I must remain hidden from all.”

George, the little mouse, didn’t know what to say to that, so he just
smiled, reached up with one paw and punched the dragon’s little toe. “Oh,
you …”

So humans didn’t have a clue, but the British dragons knew and they
watched and plotted.

(Arabella Mcintyre-Brown - “Dragons over London”, Booklet, 2017)

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Task 1. Answer the questions:

1. What were Xiaolong’s talents?

2. What happened when he was spotted by the Spanish princess?

3. Why has Xiaolong never left the tower?

4. When do humans become very aggressive in his opinion?

5. Would you like to meet a dragon? Why (not)?

Task 2. Give synonyms for the words in bold!

talents -________ rude -________

resident -________ humans -________

ordinary -________ aggressive -________

shape -________ saved -________

spotted -________ smiled -________

Task 3. Underline the correct word:

1. People came to the Palace/ Tower to see the English King or

Queen.

2. Once he was spotted by a(n) young Spanish princess /old German

duke.

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3. My predecessors/ ancestors asked Xiaolong why he stayed out of

sight and never left the Tower.

4. The humans here are rude and uneducated/kind and

understanding.

5. “If I am to stay here I must remain inside/ hidden from all.”

6. The British dragons had no clue/knew and they watched and plotted.

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Worksheet 7

Read the text below and answer the questions.

Romulus and Remus

The beginning of human history is sometimes


shrouded in mystery and we cannot separate
truth or fact from legend. One example is the
birth of one of the most famous cities on
Earth – Rome, the eternal city. The early
history of the city of Rome involves Romulus
and Remus, two orphan boys who, legend says, were raised by a she-wolf.
The boys' mother had been murdered by an evil king and the two babies
had been tossed into the river Tiber. When the wolf found them they
had washed up on the shore. She perhaps took pity on the crying of the
babies and, gently picking them up in her teeth, she carried them back
to her cave and fed them on her milk. The boys grew bigger and stronger
and, eventually, were found by a herdsman who took them home. He and
his wife raised the boys like their own children. When they reached
manhood they sought revenge on the king who had killed their mother
and driven them from their home.
They decided to build a city. Unfortunately, they argued over the
appropriate site and Romulus killed his brother Remus. Romulus ruled
this city – called Roma - for thirty-seven years.
The city of Rome is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the
world. If you travel there you can see a statue of the two baby boys
feeding from their mother - the wolf.

1. What is the main idea of the text?

a. Wolves like to take care of human babies.

b. The city of Rome had many wolves in the old days.

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c. The city of Rome was created by a wolf.

d. Romulus established the city of Rome.

2. What is a herdsman?

a. someone who builds cities

b. someone who cares for children

c. someone who cares for domestic animals

d. someone who can sing very well

3. What does the phrase "they sought revenge on the king who

had killed their mother" mean?

a. They attacked the king who had murdered their mother and made

them orphans.

b. They hired a lawyer to sue the king for his crime against their

mother.

c. They hired some criminals to take care of their problem with the

king.

d. They went to talk to the king about his crime against their

mother.

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Worksheet 1

Look at the image below and write about what you can do in a location
like this. Write about 100 words. Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 2

Look at the image below and describe a dream you have had using the

words:

amazing, unusual, thrilling, happiness, flying machine, land, tulip.

Write about 100 words. Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 3

Look at the image below and write about your best friend pet using these

words:

tame, animal, spoiled, darling, fond, veterinary, preferred, cute.

Write about 100 words. Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 4

A day in my life

Imagine you are a superstar. Write a short story (150-170 words)


describing an ordinary day of your life.

Make sure you write about your daily activities, habits, the things you
like/dislike doing.

In your text use linkers such as: On the one hand, On the other hand,
First of all, Secondly, Finally…

In the end, express your opinion about famous people!

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Worksheet 5

Writing an informal letter

Write a letter (150- 170 words) to your best friend letting him/her
know that you have won the lottery!

Make sure you tell him/her the exact amount of money you have won,
your plans for the near future and the changes in your life!

In the end, express your opinion about money and its importance in
our lives!

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Worksheet 6

Animals in danger

Write about endangered animals (150-170 words)!

Make sure you present their habitats, the reasons for being in danger
and the things we can do to prevent this from happening.

In the end, express your opinion about what “environmentally friendly“


really means. Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 7

Look at this diary entry!

Diary entry Tuesday 11 November


Today, I got up early, so I’m absolutely exhausted. I had
breakfast: two slices of cold toast and a disgusting coffee, then I
left the house at 8 o’clock still feeling half asleep. Honestly, London’s
killing me!
It was raining on the way to school, so, as a result I got soaked and
by the time I reached school, I was sneezing. Anyway, I arrived at
8.45 and looked over my homework before class. I’m still having
problems with using the present perfect accurately, but I learned 5 new
body parts yesterday including the names of all the fingers (thumb,
index finger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger), which I’m
really happy about.
Lessons were great as usual but it’s hard to concentrate
sometimes because of that really good-looking girl in my class.
After school…

(https://www.bellenglish.com/index.php/news/writing-diary-help-your-english)

Consider the following questions.


Have you ever kept a diary?
Why do people enjoy this activity?
Do you consider that keeping a diary is important for your own future?

Task
Continue the above diary entry in 10-15 lines in the most appropriate way
so that it would match the main body and tell what happened after
school.

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Worksheet 8

Look at the picture bellow. Together with your friends, write an


article for a teenagers’ magazine in which you show your support for the
environment and give advice for a greener planet.

You should use about 150-200 words, find a catchy title, be


convincing and underline the advantages of a healthier lifestyle!

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday.html

TIPS FOR WRITING A SUCCESSFUL ARTICLE

• start with something short and easy to engage with


• keep your paragraphs short
• details to include -references to other media (film, television,
radio)
• tell your readers something interesting
• bring it to life with examples
• read, revise, repeat before finish

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Worksheet 9

Look at the pictures shown. Together with your friends, design an


information brochure about sightseeing in Romania. Include advice and
recommendations to visitors.

You should use about 150-200 words, find a catchy title, be


convincing, use more photos if you want it and underline the advantages
of visiting such a beautiful country!

Photos -Internet sources-https://covinnus.com/top-10-tourist-


attractions-romania/
https://mastholiday.wordpress.com/tag/tourist-attractions/

TIPS AND TRICKS

• find a captivating title


• use descriptive adjectives (adventurous, pulsating, mind-boggling,
fanciful, breathtaking, etc-)
• consider what image you are using and make sure that the words
match up
• add authentic testimonials.
• link the viewer to other sources, if needed

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Worksheet 10

Make a short list with real life goals you want to achieve 10

years from now explaining how you will achieve them (think about

your school/career, family, and friends). After you finish the list,

write a letter to you in the future about what you should/shouldn´t

do in order to achieve them. Write about 150-180 words.

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LISTENING

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Worksheet 1

We Are the World

Listen to the song by accessing the following link and fill in the gaps:
https://youtu.be/HqjYoUbmAPs

There ______ a time


When we heed a ______call
When the world must come ______as one
There are ______dying
Oh, and it's time to_____ a hand to life
The ______ gift of all
We can't go on
Pretending day-by-day
That someone, _________soon make a change
We're all a part of God's ______big family
And the______, you know, love is all we need
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a ______day, so let's start giving
There's a_______ we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a ____day, just you and me
Oh, send ______ your heart
So they ______that someone cares
And their lives ____be stronger and free
As God has ______us by turning stones to bread
And so we all must lend a _____hand
We are the world
We are the children
We are the____ who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving___ own lives
It's ____we'll make a better day, just you and me
When you are ____and out,

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There seems no____ and all


But____ you just believe
There is no _____to fall
Let us _____that a change
Can ___come
When we____ together
As one.
.........................................

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Worksheet 2

Listen to the song by accessing the following link and fill in the gaps:

https://youtu.be/n3iG1gkW9R0

Everything I am
Everything I'be
I ___it to you Lord
And do it _________.

Every _____I sing


Every _____I bring
Everything I do
Is a ____to you

Everything I have
All you've given
I gift it to you Lord
And do it thankfully

Every____ I sing
Every_____ I bring
everything I do
Is a gift to you
Everything ___am
Everything I'be
I gift ___to you Lord
And ___it thankfully

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Worksheet 3

Listen to the song by accessing the following link and fill in the gaps:

https://youtu.be/L0MK7qz13bU

The snow ____white on the mountain tonight

Not a ____to be seen

A ______of isolation

And it____ like I'm the queen

The wind is _____like this swirling storm inside

Couldn't ____it in, heaven knows I've tried

Don't let them in, don't let them see

Be the good girl you ____have to be

Conceal, don't____, don't let them know

Well, now they know

Let it go, let it go

Can't hold it ____anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn away and ____the door

I don't ____ what they're going to say

Let the storm____ on

The cold never _______me anyway

It's funny how some ______ makes everything seem small

And the_____ that once controlled me can't get to me at all

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It's time to see ____I can do

To test the limits and break through

No right, no wrong, no _____for me

I'm free

Let it go, let it go

I am one with the ____and sky

Let it go, let it go

You'll never see me cry

Here I ____and here I stay

Let the storm rage on

My power flurries ______the air into the ground

My soul is _____in frozen fractals all around

And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast

I'm never ____back, the past is in the past

Let it go

And I'll rise like the____ of dawn

Let it go, let it go

That ______girl is gone

Here I stand in the____ of day

Let the storm rage on

The _____never bothered me anyway

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Worksheet 4
Task 1. PRE-LISTENING

1. Make a list of some environmental problems we face nowadays:


• Pollution
• ...
• ...
• ...

2. Which of the above are inflicted by Man?

Task 2. Listen and watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU

Task 3

1. Listen again and check the lyrics of the song. Underline, highlight
or note down in your notebook the words (nouns, adjectives, verbs)
depicting the unhappy condition created by man.
2. Imagine you are a magician. Cast a spell and change three unhappy
things you noted in the first exercise into something happy and
positive.
3. Are there any endangered animals in your country? Can you make a
list of them?

LYRICS

"Earth Song"

What about sunrise?


What about rain?
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain?
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What about killing fields?


Is there a time?
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice


All the blood we've shed before?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?

What have we done to the world?


Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son?

What about flowering fields?


Is there a time?
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice


All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Hey, what about yesterday?


(What about us?)
What about the seas?
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(What about us?)


Heavens are falling down
(What about us?)
I can't even breathe
(What about us?)

What about apathy?


(What about us?)
I need you
(What about us?)
What about nature's worth?
(Ooh, ooh)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us?)

What about animals?


(What about it?)
Turned kingdoms to dust?
(What about us?)What about elephants?
(What about us?)
Have we lost their trust?
(What about us?)

What about crying whales


(What about us?)
Ravaging the seas?
(What about us?)
What about forest trails
(Ooh, ooh)
Burnt despite our pleas?
(What about us?)

What about the holy land


(What about it?)
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Torn apart by creed?


(What about us?)
What about the common man?
(What about us?)
Can't we set him free?
(What about us?)

What about children dying?


(What about us?)
Can't you hear them cry?
(What about us?)
Where did we go wrong?
(Ooh, ooh)
Someone tell me why
(What about us?)

What about baby boy?


(What about it?)
What about the days?
(What about us?)
What about all their joy?
(What about us?)
What about the man?
(What about us?)

What about the crying man?


(What about us?)
What about Abraham?
(What about us?)
What about death again?
(Ooh, ooh)
Do we give a damn!

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Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/earthsong.html

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Worksheet 5

Task 1. PRE-LISTENING

1. What will you do if tomorrow a Prince or a Princess invites you to


the Royal Ball?

2. Continue the list:

• If tomorrow the trees are in bloom, people will.......


• If I pass the exam, my parents.....
• If I work really hard,...
• We’ll walk again on the beach, hand in hand, if.......

Task 2. Listen to and watch the video provided in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2-Vuya-18

Task 3

1. What is the greatest concern of the singer?


2. Is it advisable to confess our feelings to the ones we love?
3. Is there a connection between the past and the future, in your
opinion?
4. Make a list of adjectives to describe a person who is in love.
5. Imagine you truly love someone. Make him/her a promise you are
certain to keep forever, no matter what.

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Worksheet 6

Task 1. PRE-LISTENING

1. What is your dream job? What are you supposed to do in order to


get it some day? (10 min)
2. Fill in the chart briefly. You can choose from the following list:
(independent task-10 min)

- PERSONAL QUALITIES:
Adventurous: I take risks. Friendly: I am easy to work with.

Ambitious: I am driven to succeed. Honest: I value integrity.

Calm: I stay levelheaded in a crisis. Imaginative: I am inventive in my


work process.
Clever: I can juggle multiple tasks.
Independent: I need little direction.
Competitive: I thrive under pressure.
Open-minded: I take constructive
Confident: I am not afraid to ask
criticism well.
questions.
Opinionated: I am comfortable
Cooperative: I get along well in a
voicing opinions.
team setting.
Organized: I am a meticulous planner.
Creative: I think outside the box.
Patient: I am not easily ruffled.
Determined: I am self-motivated.
Persuasive: I am a natural
Easygoing: I easily adapt to new
salesperson.
situations.
Procedural: I work best with
Educated: I possess formal training.
structure.
Efficient: I have very quick turnover
Punctual: I have great time
time.
management skills.
Enthusiastic: I put my all into every
Quiet: I am a great listener.
project.
Relaxed: I do not stress easily.
Flexible: I am able to adapt my
priorities. Resourceful: I use every tool at hand.

Focused: I am goal-oriented. Technological: I am industrially savvy.


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-MAIN FEATURES OF THE JOB:


FULL TIME, PART TIME, STRESSFULL, CHALLENGING, REWARDING, WELL
PAID, BADLY PAID, HIGH POWERED

JOBS PERSONAL MAIN FEATURES


QUALITIES OF THE JOB
REQUIRED
LAWYER

DOCTOR

FIREFIGHTER

INFLUENCER

PERSONAL
TRAINER
LIFE COACH

DRIVE TESTER

ENGINEER

CEO

ACTOR/ACTRESS

https://www.englishlessonviaskype.com/english-adjectives-to-describe-jobs/

Task 2. Listen to and watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG68Ymazo18

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Task 3

Choose the right answer:

6. When does an interview start?


a. When you submit the application form.
b. The moment you enter the building.
c. After you greet each other.

7. How important is it to be honest during an interview?


a. You can exaggerate a little now and then
b. You should always be honest
c. It doesn’t matter at all.

8. Is it advisable to speak negative about the previous employment?


a. Of course, this is competition.
b. It would’t make a difference.
c. You should only focus on the good experience you’ve got there.

9. What should we avoid doing during an interview?


a. Drink water
b. Complain about the former place you’ve worked
c. Breathe faster

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Worksheet 7 - The mixed up chameleon

Watch/Listen to the video The mixed-up chameleon

(https://youtu.be/75NOK-SM1YY) and answer the following questions:

1. How many colours did the Chameleon have?

............................................................................
2. What are the colours the chameleon turned into?

...........................................................................
3. What did the chameleon wish he could do/be?

Big and white like a............... ,


Handsome like a ....................,
Smart like a ..............,
Swim like a ............... ,
Run like a..................,
See far away things like a ............,
Hide in a shell like a .....................,
Be strong like an ..........................,
Be funny like a............................. and be like people.
4. How was the final chameleon?

...........................................................................
5. What is the last wish of the chameleon?

.........................................................................

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Worksheet 8
The very hungry caterpillar – (https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY)

Watch/listen to the story of “The very hungry caterpillar” and fill in


the blanks:

1. The very hungry caterpillar was born on __________

2. The caterpillar ate: 2 pears on__________

5 oranges on__________

3 plums on __________

1 apple on __________

4 strawberries on__________

On Saturday the caterpillar ate: one piece of (3) ________, one (4)
__________ cone, one pickle, one (5) __________of Swiss cheese, one
slice of (6) __________, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie ,one
sausage, one cupcake and one slice of (7)__________. That night he had
a (8) _________.

On Sunday it ate a nice green (9) __________ and felt better.

The caterpillar built a cocoon and stayed there for more than two (10)
__________.

A beautiful (11) __________ appeared then.

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Level A2+

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VOCABULARY

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Worksheet 1

I. Here are thirty words in alphabetical order. Place each word


under the correct heading (five words under each).

waist knee saucepan


camping lip shoulder
cheek motor racing show-jumping
chin nose squash
dressmaking oven stamp collecting
filling cabinet paper clip tap
hockey photo copier tea towel
hole punch photographer thumb
jaw pottery waste bin
desk wrist wrestling

IN THE IN THE PARTS PARTS POPULAR POPULAR


KITCHEN OFFICE OF THE OF THE SPORTS HOBBIES
FACE BODY

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II. Match the words on the left with the words on the right.

BOXING rink
FOOTBALL course
GOLF court
ICE pitch
RUNNING pool
SKI track
SWIMMING slope
TENNIS rink

III. Write the pieces of equipment for each sport

Sport Equipment Sport Equipment


used used
athletics horse-racing
badminton, ice skating
tennis
boking skiing
cricket snooker
golf swimming
gymnastics weight-lifting

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Worksheet 2

I. Match the phrases or situations 1-10 with the correct responses

a-j.

1. You open a door for someone to go a) Pleased to meet you!

through

2. Pass the salt, please. b) I’m a vet.

3. Someone is looking very unhappy. c)How about going out?

4. Could I speak to Sarah, please? d) What a pity!

5. John, this is Ann. e) After you!

6. Someone has bought you a drink f) Cheer up!

at the pub. g) Never mind!

7. What shall we do tonight? h) She’s not here now.

8. What do you do for a living? Can I take a message?

9. Sorry I can’t help you. i) Cheers!

10. I can’t come to the party. j) Certainly. Here you are!

Write your answers here.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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II. In each of the following groups of four words there is one word

which does not fit in. Underline it and make a sentence with it.

1. niece uncle grandson father

2. aunt sister son granddaughter

3. blouse stocking skirt underpants

4. fence landing patio greenhouse

5.dustman policeman soldier pilot

6. rugby boxing football snooker

7. sink sofa chair armchair

8. heel ankle cushion cheek

9. mac jacket waistcoat scarf

10. lazy kind selfish mean

III. Here are eight adjectives to describe a person’s character.

Match them with the correct definition below.

jealous impatient shy selfish

imaginative boring sociable tidy

1. Everything is always in the right place in his room and on his desk.

He is really…………….

2. She finds it very easy to make up stories to tell her children. She

is so…………….

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3. He only ever thinks of himself. He is really……………

4. He hates waiting for people or trains and can’t stand it when

things don’t happen immediately. He is very………….

5. He loves going to parties and meeting new people. He is

very……………

6. The only thing she ever talks about is fashion. I almost fell asleep

listening to her. She is so……………

7. She gets very angry if her husband looks at or dances with

another woman. She is very………….

8. She usually feels nervous and uncomfortable at parties. She

doesn’t like meeting strange people. She is extremely………….

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Worksheet 3

I. Make nouns from the words in the box by adding the

appropriate suffix: - ship, -ment or -ness.

member appoint champion empty enjoy good

happy hard lazy manage amuse partner

excite retire fond sad friend scholar

entertain stingy

- ship -ment -ness

membership

II. Make adjectives by combining the words below with the affixes:

in-. pre-. -al, and -ful

famous historic classic complete colour direct wonder

music nation care view

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in- pre- -al -ful

infamous

Complete the sentences using one of the words from the exercise

above:

1. I’m not very……………… I can’t play any instrument, I’m afraid.

2. Your homework was………: you only did two exercises out of four.

3. Dinosaurs and other………. creatures disappeared a long time ago.

4. Your schoolbag is very…………. It is red, yellow purple and orange!

5. Have you ever sung your……………… anthem?

6. Al Capone was a/an……………… gangster.

7. Peles Castle is a ………………. building.

8. Be…………...! You are going to break that vase!

9. The building collapsed as an……………… result of heavy rain.

10. It was ……………. to see you again! What a lovely surprise!

III. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form

a word that fits in the space in the same line

1. Mother always watches the…………. Channel. I’ve started watching it

too. DISCOVER

2. Waka-waka has made Shakira’s …………. increase enormously

POPULAR

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3. Owing to a serious……………. Jack and Paula have broken up.

UNDERSTAND

4. Sarah is the most………………person I’ve ever known. AFFECTION

5. You can’t trust Ann. She’s totally…………. RELY

6. The students were very………….to know their exam results.

PATIENT

7. The essay was so…………. That I didn’t finish reading it.

INTEREST

8. The ………Carol was given proved to be very……………. She feels much

better now. TREAT/SUCCESS

9. How……………Peter behaved. We were ashamed of his…………

RESPONSIBLE/BEHAVE

10. The holiday I spent in Hawaii was a/an…………. experience. I will always

remember it. FORGET.

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Worksheet 4

I. Find the correct place of the words represented in the pictures.

Write the words in the spaces provided.

1. Be like two___________ in a pod .

(To be similar)

2. Go___________ (get angry)

3. A hard ___________ to crack

(a difficult person or thing to deal with or get to know)

4. Have bigger ___________ to fry

(to have more important things to do)

5. A couch___________

(someone who just sits on a coach and watches TV)

6. A big ___________

(a VIP)

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7. The ___________ of one`s eye

(a person that is adored by someone)

8. Full of___________

(very energetic)

9. as cool as a___________

(very calm)

10. icing on the___________

( something that makes a good situation or activity even better)

II. Fill in the missing food idioms

1. The little girl is her grandfather`s favourite. She is

___________

2. I found a good job and the fact that I can work where I want is

___________

3. My aunt is ___________ tonight and she does not want to stop

talking.

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4. The girl ___________ when her boyfriend forgot to buy her a

birthday present.

5. The sisters are like ___________ and they do everything

together.

6. My friend is a very serious person and is a___________.

7. The man is ___________ and never worries about anything.

8. My uncle is a ___________ in his company so you should be very

nice to him.

9. My cousin is a ___________ and he never wants to leave his

house.

10. I have ___________ and I do not want to do extra work for my

company.

III. Fill in the correct word derived from the words in bold.

1. It is important to make a good ___________ when cooking the

first meal. IMPRESS

2. Kate liked the food. It was so___________. TASTE

3. I don’t like this fish. It’s not very well ___________.

COOK

4. Thank you for your advice about cooking .It is so ___________

HELP

5. Everyone should have basic ___________ of how to cook food.

KNOW

6. Ordering food is more ___________than cooking at home.

COMFORT

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7. Being very ___________ , he graduated first in his class.

AMBITION

8. Their ___________ to sell the restaurant after all these years

was very difficult. DECIDE

9. The children clapped ___________ when they saw their mother

with the cake. HAPPY

10. This cake is the most ___________I have ever seen.

BEAUTY

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Worksheet 5

I. Use the word in brackets to form a word that fits in each

sentence.

1. Tom doesn’t have any ___________ (KNOW) on the subject.

2. There are a lot of decaying buildings in our ___________

(NEIGHBOUR).

3. A very ___________ (FAME) actor visited our city.

4. ‘Bob is so ___________ (ANNOY)! He won’t stop talking!’

5. The carnival is the most ___________ (CHEER) event of the

year.

6. Who was the ___________ (SING) we heard in the pub last

night?

7. Bill’s cat is not that ___________ (PLAY).

8. After the accident, we took ___________ (RESPONSIBLE)

for what happened.

9. ‘Isn’t it weird that Mr Smith has a ___________ (COLLECT)

of light bulbs?’

10. The ___________ (DISCOVER) of the truth is very

important.

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II. Fill in the gaps with one word that fits.

The film that I saw (1) ____________ night wasn’t very good. It

was all (2) ____________ a man (3) ____________ built a time

machine so he (4) _____________ travel back in time. It took him ages

and ages (5) ____________ build the machine. (6) ____________ first

he didn’t succeed, and there were various disasters because he hadn’t

been (7) ____________ to solve all the scientific problems. As time (8)

______________ on he finally managed to build the machine. He wanted

to travel to the Stone Age, and in (9) ____________ to get there he

had to pass through a black hole (10) ____________ space.

III. Choose the word that best fits each gap.

(1) ____________ people all over the world are working longer

hours. We also have more leisure time than ever before. After sleeping

and working, watching TV is by far the most (2) ____________ leisure

activity the world over. The British watch more TV than any other nation

in Europe, but they read more too. The (3) ____________ majority,

eighty-five per cent, read newspapers, and 54% regularly read books. Two

thirds of modern European women work full-time, but they still do the main

(4) ____________ of the housework too. Husbands help in the household

more than they did in former (5) ____________ No wonder that many

working women say they are stressed and (6) ____________ According

to the latest (7) ____________ by supermarkets, the average British

family spends just 11 minutes preparing for the main evening meal. Almost

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half of all UK families in the UK eat together only once a month or (8)

________. More than half of young people in the UK have a fulltime job

(9) __________ the age of 19, but the (10) ___________ of young

Spanish and Italian people do not start full-time work until they are 24.

1 A. In general B. Although C. However D. Despite

2 A. joint B. common C. regular D. general

3 A. huge B. massive C. wide D. vast

4 A. cut B. portion C. part D. piece

5 A. times B. ages C. periods D. dates

6 A. alert B. sleepy C. exhausted D. spent

7 A. inspections B. examinations C. explorations D. research

8 A. fewer B. less C. least D. smaller

9 A. with B. up to C.by D. under

10 A. majority B. most C. bulk D. mass

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Worksheet 6

I. Choose the correct preposition in each of the following

sentences. (TO, FOR, WITH, ON, AT)

1. He's a good friend– you can always rely …………………him.

2. Accommodation was so expensive in China. I spent a lot of

money ………………hotels.

3. You can confide ……………………me if you need advice.

4. He's always boasting ……………..how good a pianist he is.

5. My supervisor has just resigned. I don't think he could

cope ……………the pressure.

6. The fantasy literature is aimed …………………teenagers and young

adults.

7. My sister has passed her driving test and has applied …………………her

license.

8. My father-in-law suffered …………arthritis.

9. Do you believe ………………life after death?

10. I liked Literature at school, but I was terrible ………………………

Maths.

II. Complete each of the following sentences by changing the

adjective in brackets into an adverb.

1. Don't drive so ………………………………..! Slow down before you

overcome the speed limit! (quick)

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2. Try not to speak too ……………….when you're talking to me. I

don’t understand you. (fast)

3. I couldn't hear you very ………………………..on the phone. The

weather was awful. (good)

4. Manchester United lost 3-0 because they

played ……………….. (bad)

5. I never get up ………………………..on Sundays. (early)

6. We were disappointed with the hotel. The accommodation

was ……………………awful. (real)

7. The tennis player’s performances got …………………………..better as

he got fitter. (steady)

8. Walk ………………………– the stairs are wet. (careful)

9. You shouldn't work so ……………. You must relax

sometimes. (hard).

10. The boss has decided to fire Nora. She

arrived ………………………….for the meeting again. (late).

III. Choose the correct word to complete the sentences.

1. Our ____ rooms contain three single beds.

a. twin b. double c. triple

2. Please help yourself to breakfast from the ____.

a. buffet b. mini-bar c. microwave

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3. The room is a bit hot. Let’s turn on the ____.

a. heating b. air conditioning c. cooker

4. The master bedroom has a(n) ____ bathroom.

a. rooftop b. separate c. en suite

5. Accommodation at the youth hostel is in ____ with bunk beds.

a. dormitories b. caravans c. cottages

6. There is a spacious ____ where we can cook and eat our meals.

a. dining room b. kitchen c. living room

7. The hotel is ____ just 50 metres from the beach.

a. included b. located c. surrounded

8. I’m afraid our hotel is ____ booked.

a. very b. totally c. fully

9. There is a laundry room with a ____ and tumble drier.

a. washing machine b. dishwasher c. bath

10. You can park your car in the__________________

a. attic b. garage c. patio

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Worksheet 7

I. Fill in the missing words. Choose the best answer

1. You can………my surprise when I heard the news.

A. suppose B. think

C. imagine D. believe

2. Many of the earliest……..into the United States established large

plantations.

A. exiles B. immigrants

C. emigrants D. entrants

3. The judge said that he was………..by the high standards of performance

by the riders.

A. excited B. impressed

C. interested D. imposed

4. We paid the shopkeeper………cash.

A. in B. on C. by D. with

5. The crowd stared at the giant and the dwarf as if they were ……..

monsters.

A. credulous B. incredible

C. incredulous D. creditable

6. Tell your brother to come……..because it’s going rain in a minute or two.

A. indoors B. outdoors

C. within D. homewards

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7. I cut my finger on a rusty tin and it became badly………..

A. infected B. affected

C. effected D. diseased

8. Violent programmers on television may have a bad……..on children.

A. affection B. pressure

C. influence D. control

9. He has always gone………strange hobbies like collecting bottle-tops and

inventing secret codes.

A. into B. by C. in for D. through

10. The local tourist bureau will send you………about hotels in the area.

A. knowledge B. information

C. news D. notice

II. Choose the best response to complete each of the following

sentences:

1. He was a bit (chubby/skinny) when he was younger, but he lost a lot of

weight.

2. She has three (tattooed/tattoos)

3. Jordan is pretty (fit/flabby) (= in good shape). He goes to the gym

three times a week.

4. Robert’s sister is (gorgeous/unkempt) (= very attractive)

5. She’s rather (plain/plane)-looking, but a lot of boys like her.

6. Rick’s hair is always (unkempt/chubby) (= messy)

7. Peter started working out three months ago, and he’s already

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(ripped/flabby) (= very muscular)

8. Her (freckles/wrinkles) (= small light brown spots on her face) make

her look younger than she is.

9. My grandmother’s face is rather (wrinkled/wrinkles)

10. He’s never tanned. In fact, he always looks very (pale/pail)

III. Use the words in brackets to form a new word that fits into

each blank.

1. My mum is the chairman's assistant. She has a lot


of ______________ (RESPONSIBLE)
2. I have an important ______________ to make (ANNOUNCE)
3. Jamie's early ______________ came as a shock to all of us. (DIE)
4. When the comedian told the joke, the whole auditorium was filled
with ______________ (LAUGH)
5. I reported the ______________ of my passport to the
authorities. (LOSE)
6. The boys' ______________ was reported to their
parents. (BEHAVE)
7. When she got home she immediately filed a ______________
(COMPLAIN)
8. The ______________ of flight OS2895 will be announced
soon. (ARRIVE)
9. The ______________ of the airplane was a mystery to the
investigators. (APPEAR)
10. When I opened the door everyone looked at me
in ______________ (ASTONISH)

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Worksheet 8

I. Match the second halves of the sentences with the first halves.

Put the correct letter in the gaps.

1. If you put the light on, ____.

2. If you turn on the electric heater, ____.

3. If you have something to eat, ____.

4. If you go to bed earlier, ____.

5. If you take an umbrella today, ____.

6. If you ask the teacher about what you don't understand, ____.

7. If you use a map, ____.

8. If you buy a cat or a dog, ____.

9. If Mary passes the exam,__________.

10. Unless you start early,___________.

A. you won't feel lonely

B. you'll feel warmer

C. you'll pass the exam

D. her parents will be very pleased.

E. you won't get lost

F. you will get stuck in the traffic.

G. you won't be hungry

H. you'll see better

I. you'll feel better in the morning

J. you won't get wet

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II. Choose the words that mean the same as the ones in brackets:

the journey, walked across, cycled, went by plane, caught, gave me a

lift, got to, wealthy, reply, shy

1. (Travelling) to Madrid takes two hours.

2. Mum (drove me) into town.

3. Grandma (took) the wrong bus!

4. I (rode my bike) to school.

5. His (answer) came soon enough.

6. We (crossed) the desert (on foot).

7. We (arrived at) the airport at six thirty.

8. Don’t be (embarrassed), please come in and help yourself!

9. We (flew) to the holiday island.

10. Her uncle is very (rich).

III. Write the opposite of the underlined words:

difficult, ugly, narrow, messy, strong, stupid, dirty, bad, cheap, wet

1. News can be good or__________________.


2. A girl can be weak or __________________.
3. A person can be clever or ________________.
4. A woman can be beautiful or___________.
5. Roads can be wide or ____________________.
6. Shoes can be clean or______________________.
7. English tests can be easy or__________________.
8. A room can be tidy or ______________________.
9. Toys can be expensive or ________________.
10. Hair can be dry or _____________________.

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Worksheet 9

I. Use the word in brackets to form a word that fits in each

sentence.

1. Karen can’t get over the __________ (LOSE) of her dog.

2. The teacher is trying to correct the children’s _________ (BEHAVE).

3. The whole house is preparing for the ______ (ARRIVE) of the guests.

4. Children cannot watch this movie without a parent’s ______ (PERMIT).

5. This teacher has extremely _________ (SUCCEED) students.

6. Our hotel offers every _________ (SERVE) you can think of!

7. There is no unanimous __________ (DECIDE) on this issue.

8. We are looking for a more __________ (AFFORD) price.

9. Telling the __________ (TRUE) is the best choice.

10. Many people say learning history is not ________ (USE).

II. Fill in the gaps with one word that fits.

Here are the directions for how to (1) __________ to my house –

print out this email and bring it with you. It’s not difficult to find, as you’re

coming (2) __________ train. Come out of (3) __________ station and

turn right. You’ll see (4) __________ bank at (5) __________ corner.

Carry on down the road (6) __________ you come to a church called St

Paul’s. You can’t (7) __________ it – it’s one of the biggest churches in

Brighton and (8) __________ knows it. Just after the church turn left.

Be careful - it’s (9) __________ very small street and people often go

past (10) __________ noticing it.

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III. Choose the word that best fits each gap:

Deep sleep is important for everyone. The actual 1__________ of

sleep you need depends 2__________ your age. A young child

3__________ to sleep ten to twelve hours, and a teenager about nine

hours. Adults differ a lot in their sleeping 4__________. For most of

them, seven to eight hours a night is 5__________, but some sleep longer,

while others manage with only four hours.

For a good night, having a comfortable 6__________ to sleep is very

important. Also, there should be 7__________ of fresh air in the room.

A warm drink sometimes helps people to sleep, 8__________ it is not a

good idea to drink coffee immediately before going to bed.

9__________ you have to travel a very long distance, try to go to bed

earlier than usual the day before the 10__________ .This will help you

feel more rested when you arrive.

1. A. sum B. number C. amount D. size

2. A. in B.to C. of D. on

3. A. should B. must C. ought D. could

4. A. manners B. ways C. actions D. habits

5. A. few B. enough C. less D. well

6. A. place B. point C. part D. position

7. A. much B. plenty C. many D. enough

8. A. as B. even C. although D. because

9. A. after B. if C. since D. until

10. A. visit B. journey C. voyage D. call

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Worksheet 10
I. Fill in the blanks.

My perfect weekend

Each week we ask a celebrity to tell us 1__________ their ideal weekend.

This weekend it’s the turn of actress Mary Johnston.

„ 2__________ would I spend the perfect weekend? Well, I like to hang

3__________ in the city, stroll past cafes and occasionally sit down and

watch the swans in Hyde Park. When I was younger I 4__________ go

there more or 5__________ every weekend with my parents to the park

and have lunch from the same food stall. It’s still the same as it was when

I was a kid and I always have a good look around the shops nearby. I love

the furniture and book shops though I 6__________ ever actually buy

anything.

I’m not one of those people who escape to the countryside 7__________

weekends. If I went anywhere, it would 8__________ to Morocco, where

I spent a large part of my childhood. My parents come from there and

currently I own a small estate near Tangiers. I like it because it’s so easy

to get to – just a short flight 9__________ London and a one-hour time

difference, but when you step 10__________ the plane, you’re in a

completely different world”.

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II. Choose the correct alternative – A, B or C – to complete each of

these sentences:

1. Make sure you save all your files before you __________

A unplug B log off C pull out

2. Could you please turn ……………. the volume? I’d like to listen to the news.

A up B off C down

3. There’s an interesting programme on Channel 3 tonight – it’s a __________

about marine life.

A show B documentary C performance

3. Make sure you save all your files before you __________

A unplug B log off C pull out

4. The man __________ is sitting down is my neighbour.

A who B whose C which

5. It’s a good book, but the __________ is hard to follow.

A plot B setting C cast

6. Ted is looking __________ to seeing you soon.

A. for B. after C forward

7. That dress I bought was on __________.

A offer B. discount C sale

8. Birds __________ eggs.

A lain B lie C lay

9. I don`t take__________ sugar in my coffee.

A a lot B much C many

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10 My cake is as __________ as Anne’s.

A better B good C best

III. Use the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in each

sentence.

1. The (CONSUME) _____________of sugar has increased a lot.

2. I couldn’t see (CLEAR) _____________without my glasses.

3. We should find a (SOLVE) _____________to these problems.

4. My sister is very sad because he has been (EMPLOY)

_____________ for two months now.

5. These glasses can protect us from the (HARM) _____________

effects of the sun’s rays.

6. Everyone should have some (KNOW) _____________about

computers nowadays.

7. (FORTUNATE) _____________three people died in the accident

8. We all have a (RESPONSIBLE) _____________to keep the

environment clean.

9. What is your (WEIGH) _____________?

10. I was asked (VARY) _____________ questions about my work

experience.

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GRAMMAR

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Worksheet 1

I. Complete the following sentences with your own


ideas using the second conditional:

1. If Helen were more creative,


…………………………………………………………………………………
2. If I didn’t have so much homework to do,
………………………………………………………………………………….
3. If my mother gave me more pocket money,
…………………………………………………………………………………..
4. If people used bikes instead of cars,
…………………………………………………………...........................
5. If I didn’t work hard,
……………………………………………………………………………………
6. If Jane wore a coat,
…………………………………………………………………………………….
7. What would you do if
……………………………………………………………………………………
8. My parents would be delighted if
…………………………………………………………………………………
9. We wouldn’t be happy if
…………………………………………………………………………………….
10. My teachers would not complain if

……………………………………………………………………………………….

II. Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate tense:

1. I ______________ (be) extremely rich if I won the lottery.

2. What would you say if someone ______________ (jump) the queue you

were in?

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3. I ______________ (ask/not) her for advice if I were you.

4. It would be fantastic if I ______________ (have) wings and could fly.

5. She would be less annoying if she ______________ (talk/not) so

much.

6. If we had a mobile with us, we ______________ (can) phone for help.

7. If I ______________ (be) the prime minister, I would build more

hospitals.

8. I would tell you the answer if I ______________ (know) it.

9. She would tell the truth if they ______________ (offer) to protect

her.

10. Sally would be a brilliant student if she ______________ (study)

harder.

III. Write a sentence using the second conditional for each of the

following situations:

1. What would you do if you found out your parents were aliens?
2. How would your life be different if you had 10 siblings?
3. If you were wrongly accused of theft, what would you do?
4. How would you react if your best friend let you down?
5. Imagine you came into a lot of money. What would you do with it?
6. Supposing you lived on another planet. How would you feel?
7. Imagine you owned a plane. What would you use it for?
8. If you passed your graduation exams with flying colours, what would
your parents do?
9. If your best friend were in the blues, what would you do?
10. Suppose you came across a wallet in the street. What would you do?

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Worksheet 2

I. Write the correct form of the verbs in the brackets.

1. If the question ______________ (be) too difficult, we can ask our

tutor.

2. Henry will go on the trip if he______________ (save) enough

money.

3. If she______________ (buy) that house for her grandchildren,

they will be delighted.

4. Mike usually walks to his office if he______________ (have)

enough time.

5. If the movie ______________ (start) at six, we will be late!

6. We will not go skiing unless it ______________ (snow) next week.

7. The class will not have a party unless all the students

______________ (pass) their exams.

8. If there ______________ (be) enough flour in the cupboard, I’ll

make some pancakes.

9. If my sister ______________ (borrow) my clothes again, I will get

mad at her.

10. My grandma always punishes my brother if he ______________

(tell) a lie.

II. Write your own answer to the following questions using the first
conditional.
1. What will you do if it rains next weekend?
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2. How will your parents react if they find out you have failed a test?
3. If they cancel all the classes tomorrow, what will you do?
4. If your best friend becomes a billionaire, how will your relationship
change?
5. If you have no homework for tomorrow, how will you spend your time?
6. What will happen to our planet if we keep polluting the Earth?
7. If people do not become aware of the danger posed by climate change,
what will happen to our species?
8. If your best friend spills sauce on your favourite T-shirt, what will
your reaction be?
9. If your tooth hurts badly during the test tomorrow, what will you do?
10. If your form teacher gives you too much homework to do, how will you
react?

III. Translate the following sentences into English using the first
conditional:
1. Daca Emma va accepta oferta, ei o vor angaja.
2. Nimeni nu va veni la petrecere daca nu vor avea un DJ faimos.
3. Daca nu veti studia mai mult, veti pica examenul.
4. Toata lumea va fi super incantata daca acest expert va fi invitat la
conferinta.
5. Toti participantii la competitie vor primi diplome daca sponsorii
doneaza destui bani.
6. Daca fabrica va fi inchisa, oamenii vor fi concediati.
7. Prietenii lui Jenny vor fi dezamagiti daca nu ajungem acolo la timp.
8. Daca ei ii vor oferi lui Liz slujba aceasta, o va accepta cu siguranta.
9. Daca Helen va termina proiectul in timp util, il va inmana profesorului
inaintea termenului limita.
10. Daca rochia aceea nu ti se va potrivi, alege alta, te rog.

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Worksheet 3

I. Put the verbs in brackets into the right tense.

1. If I go to London, I ______________ (visit) the Houses

of Parliament and the British Museum.

2. Many employees would be given the sack if that factory

______________ (close) down.

3. If the weather is sunny, they ______________ (spend)

the weekend at the seaside.

4. If they sold their old cottage, they ______________

(not get) much money for it.

5. My mother has given me this necklace. She

______________ (be) very upset if I lost it.

6. If there is enough snow tomorrow, we ______________

(go) snowboarding.

7. If Jack ______________ (give) his word, he always

keeps it.

8. If guns ______________ (be abolished), we would feel

much safer.

9. If Julie ______________ (work) her socks off, she will

get a promotion next year.

10. If that book ______________ (be) cheaper, I would

buy it right away.

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II. Complete the following sentences with your own ideas

using the appropriate conditional.

1. If we forget to take the map on the trip,

………………………………………………………………………………….

2. If Jim drove more carefully,

………………………………………………………………………………….

3. I would send her a letter of apology if

………………………………………………………………………………….

4. If they do not get on time at the station,

………………………………………………………………………………….

5. If people helped one another more often,

………………………………………………………………………………….

6. You will not get wet if

………………………………………………………………………………….

7. If I did not make a shopping list

………………………………………………………………………………….

8. If she had more free time,

………………………………………………………………………………….

9. Helen would get better marks if

………………………………………………………………………………….

10. I will lend you my bike if

………………………………………………………………………………….

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III. Look at the photos and write sentences using conditional

type 1 and conditional type 2.

1. If she were sick, he would cook some

soup for her. / If she feels sick, he will cook

some soup for her.

2.

………………………………………………………………………………….

3.

…………………………………………………………………………………

4.

………………………………………………………………………………….

5.

……………………………………………………………………………………

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Worksheet 4

I. Change the sentences into the passive voice:

1. He walks his dog twice a day.

2. He is painting the walls of his kitchen blue.

3. Mary has just fed her cat.

4. Father prepared dinner quite fast.

5. He was tasting the soup when I entered the room.

6. Jim had sold his car before I arrived there.

7. My cousin will play the part of the soldier.

8. The teacher will have corrected the tests by 4 pm.

9. Monica should have warned us about it.

10. She can build a paper boat.

II. Underline the mistakes in these sentences. Rewrite them.

1. The script was writing by Ben’s father.

2. All my bags are carrying by my brother, because I am talking on the

phone with my boss.

3. The show broadcast at 11 o’clock last night.

4. Jane has just offered some roses by a stranger.

5. The soccer match will be playing on Wembley Stadium tomorrow.

6. She is missing by her best friend now more than ever.

7. The walls were painted by yellow paint.

8. All my cakes were ate.

9. She was been taken care by her nephews.

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10. The students was shown round the museum by the guide.

III. Rewrite each sentence beginning as shown:

1. Uncle Sam brings Joey to school every Wednesday.

Joey……………………………………………………………………………….

2. They are building a new hospital downtown.

A new hospital…………………………………………………………………

3. The postman has just delivered a strange parcel.

A strange parcel…………………………………………………………….

4. Heavy rain had caused the flood.

The flood……………………………………………………………………….

5. The two boys were making arrangements for the party when their

parents returned unexpectedly.

Arrangements for the party…………………………………………………

6. We are going to announce the results on Friday.

The results……………………………………………………………….

7. Has the new manager made some changes to my report?

Have some changes………………………………………………….?

8. The doctor is operating the patient’s leg now.

The patient’s leg ………………………………………………….

9. The prime minister gave an interview to the reporters 5 minutes ago.

An interview………………………………………………………….

10. A guide will take you to your seat.

You……………………………………………………………………….

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Worksheet 5

I. Complete the sentences using the correct form of the passive

voice:

1. The Mayor has decided that the meeting………… next Monday.

HOLD

2. Nothing………. about the discovery of a new miraculous vaccine.

KNOW

3. I’ll have to stay at home because our furniture……. tomorrow.

DELIVER

4. As we speak the suspect………...by the police. QUESTION

5. Your drinks…………… to you in a minute. Please wait! BRING

6. When I arrived I ………………. note by one of the delegates. HAND

7. A lot of meetings………………. but nothing has been decided yet.

HOLD

8. You………………at the airport by a certain Mr Jones, tomorrow at 5

o’clock. MEET

9. Parents fear that too much sugar…… in sweets, cakes and biscuits.

PUT

10. My car…………. at the moment, so I’m still here waiting. REPAIR

II. Rewrite the sentences in passive voice.

1. John collects money.

2. Anna opened the window.

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3. We have done our homework.

4. I will ask a question.

5. He can cut out the picture.

6. The sheep ate a lot.

7. We do not clean our rooms.

8. William will not repair the car.

9. Did Sue draw this circle?

10. Could you feed the dog?

III. Underline the most suitable verb in each sentence.

1. Their new house hasn’t been redecorated/wasn’t redecorated yet.

2. The robbers have been arrested/ were arrested as soon as they left

the bank.

3. I looked again for the homeless man, but he was disappeared/had

disappeared.

4. When were you told/ have you been told about the new rules?

5. The winning horse was riding/was ridden by Pat Murphy.

6. Sarah told us that her baby boy is born/had been born one week earlier

than expected.

7. I don’t think that you will be asked/ are being asked to leave earlier.

8. The hole in the road was being repaired/ had repaired when I came

home.

9. An address was wrote/ has been written on the back of the envelope.

10. Peter will be seen/will have seen running this new company.

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Worksheet 6

I. Rephrase the sentences in two ways:

1. He gave Ann a bouquet of twenty-five daisies.

2. John will send his Curriculum Vitae to several banks.

3. They showed him the new computer.

4. He had told the children a beautiful story.

5. Mary has given Tom a new assignment.

6. They had paid him 200 euros up to now.

7. The teacher told us a good joke.

8. Jake has not sent me the report yet.

9. The postman gives him a box every month.

10. The waiter will bring us our coffee soon.

II. Rephrase using Passive Voice:

1. People say that Peter Jones lives in Toronto.

2. They say that Peter is currently travelling to Germany.

3. People say that Peter has visited France.

4. They believe that Francis is in hospital.

5. They think that the children are in bed.

6. They found that the report was false.

7. People know that cars pollute the environment.

8. They believe that she will win a gold medal.

9. His friends thought he was on holiday.

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10. People believe that the robber has worked in the bank.

III. Complete the sentences using a Causative Construction (to

have something done…)

1. He paints his rooms.

He……………… his rooms……….

2. I will repair the roof.

I……… the roof…………

3. The manager has cleaned the window.

The manager………. the window…………

4. You had ironed your T-shirt.

You……… your T-shirt………………

5. I’m cutting my hair now.

I…………………my hair………...now.

6. He may send the parcel.

He………………. the parcel……….

7. She was perming her hair.

She…………her hair………

8. I will be sending an email to my employees.

I……………….an email……….to my employees.

9. They clean their carpets.

They………. their carpets ……………. professionally.

10. John will replace the broken window.

John………………...the broken window……………

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Worksheet 7

I. Which sentence is the correct one?

1.

a) Studies suggest that the universe was expanding since the beginning

of time.

b) Studies suggest that the universe has been expanding since the

beginning of time.

2.

a) Since its conception in the early 1970s, the internet grew in

popularity.

b) Since its conception in the early 1970s, the internet grow in

popularity.

c) Since its conception in the early 1970s, the internet has grown in

popularity.

3.

a) Captain James Cook killed by Hawaiian islanders in 1779 while he was

on a visit to Alaska.

b) Captain James Cook was killed by Hawaiian islanders in 1779 while he

was on a visit to Alaska.

c) Captain James Cook had killed by Hawaiian islanders in 1779 while he

was on a visit to Alaska.

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4.

a) I was terribly disappointed with my marks because I worked really

hard.

b) I was terribly disappointed with my marks because I had worked

really hard.

5.

a) I realized that we met before.

b) I realized that we had met before.

c) I realized that we have met before.

6.

a) The teacher started asking questions as soon as she had finished the

lessons.

b) The teacher started asking questions as soon as she was finished the

lessons.

c) The teacher started asking questions as soon as she finished the

lessons.

7.

a) Yesterday Simona Halep competed in a tennis game that was held

against the top-seeded player.

b) Yesterday Simona Halep competed in a tennis game that was hold

against the top-seeded player.


(top-seed. Noun. (sports, games) The player or team given the highest ranking in a seeded tournament,

who has the most favourable draw. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-

d&q=topseeded+meaning)

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8.

a) While lifting the championship trophy, the entire soccer team,

coaches, and all the parents were cheered.

b) While lifting the championship trophy, the entire soccer team,

coaches, and all the parents were cheering.

9.

a) When mom is done baking the cupcakes, I am definitely ate as many

of those yummy delights as I can.

b) When mom is done baking the cupcakes, I am definitely eating as

many of those yummy delights as I can.

c) When mom is done baking the cupcakes, I am definitely eaten as many

of those yummy delights as I can.

10.

a) By the time the rain stopped, I‘d reached my destination.

b) By the time the rain stopped, I‘d reach my destination.

II. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

1. ‘You are all wet.’ ‘Yes, I ______________ gardening.’ (was / have been)

2. ‘You look tired.’ ‘Yes, I ______________ running non-stop until 6

o’clock. (was / have been)

3. I ______________ for his reply for well over three weeks. (am waiting

/ have been waiting)

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4. The children ______________ in the garden when their mother

returned home from work. (have been playing / were playing)

5. I ______________ English for six months. (am learning / have been

learning)

6. How long ______________ you ______________? (are, waiting; have,

been waiting)

7. John ______________ ten minutes ago. (phoned / has phoned)

8. This is the first time I ______________ her perform. (saw / have

seen)

9. I ______________ in my sister’s flat for the last month. (have lived /

have been living)

10. We will leave for the airport as soon as the taxi ______________

(arrives, arrived, arrive).

III. In the following exercise, you will be presented with sentences,

some of which contain inconsistency of tense. You need to circle the

sentence that contains

A. tense inconsistency

1.

a) Jim wanted to visit his grandma but cannot find the money for a

train ticket.

b) We were able to travel to Athens but could not find a hotel.

c) They left the house around eight, walked to town and end up in

their favourite pub

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d) Because I had seen the car earlier, I was able to avoid the accident.

2.

a) I couldn't come out with you because I don't have enough money.

b) You will never be a professional athlete because you didn't eat the

right diet.

c) She wants to visit India but she had not got enough money.

d) It is awful here; we could not see a thing.

3.

a) The test match was abandoned because it is raining so hard.

b) The football match will be abandoned as it was raining so hard.

c) She arrived on Sunday and leaves again next Monday.

d) The football match will be abandoned as it is raining so hard.

4.

a) After they had seen the thief, Tim and Paul set off for the police

station.

b) The train leaves at seven o'clock and did not arrive until very late at

night.

c) I will never work for you even if you pay me thousands of pounds an

hour.

d) We are walking along the river bank when the accident happened.

5.

a) I get on well with all my friends as they were all really nice people.

b) Sam cooked a fantastic meal and then had to do all the washing up.

c) I got this souvenir when I was on holiday in India.

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d) The building towers above the others and dominated the skyline.

B. the correct sentence


1.

a) We sneaked into the kitchen and raid the fridge.

b) We sneak into the kitchen and raided the fridge.

c) We sneaked into the kitchen and raided the fridge.

2.

a) I want to travel to Brașov with my friends, but I couldn't find

enough money.

b) I wanted to travel to Brașov with my friends, but I will not be able

to find enough money.

c) I wanted to travel to Brașov with my friends, but I couldn't find

enough money.

3.

a) We left home first thing in the morning and arrive late at night.

b) We left home first thing in the morning and arrived late at night.

c) We leave home first thing in the morning and arrived late at night.

4.

a) She hated playing the violin, but can sing beautifully.

b) She hates playing the violin, but could sing beautifully.

c) She hates playing the violin, but can sing beautifully.

5.

a) Romania is a lovely country. It has beautiful landscape.

b) Romania is a lovely country. It had beautiful landscape.

c) Romania was a lovely country. It has beautiful landscape.

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Worksheet 8

I. "What did you say?" Write a short

dialogue for each question as provided

for you in the example below.

"Do you like watching TV?"

"What did you say?"

"I asked if you liked watching TV?"

"Yes, I do."

1. Do you like going to the cinema?

2. What are you doing at the weekend?

3. Have you ever sung in public?

4. How long have you been learning English?

5. What did you do last weekend?

6. What were you doing yesterday at 3.15?

7. Do you think you will get married?

8. Are you going to learn a new language?

9. Did you enjoy your last holidays?

10. Have you ever lost your wallet?

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II. A Romeo and Juliet story

What did Romeo and Juliet say to each other?

Rewrite the story in the indirect speech. The first

sentence is provided to you.

1. Romeo: I feel sad when I can't see you, Juliet. It

breaks my heart.

E.g. Romeo said he felt sad when he couldn't see Juliet. It broke his

heart.

2. Juliet: Our families have been enemies for centuries. They have fought

a lot.

____________________________________________________

3. Romeo: But my love can change this. I told you everything in the letters

I write to you every day. Have you received them?

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

4. Juliet: I have good news for you. My nurse has given me all your letters.

I always read them and keep them under my pillow.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

5. Romeo: My love, I know our situation is difficult, but when I think of

you, I forget to eat and drink.

___________________________________________________

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6. Juliet: Every time I see you, I fall in love with you again.

___________________________________________________

7. Romeo: My friends forbid me to talk to you!

___________________________________________________

8. Juliet: I know, my love. My Mum becomes very angry when I speak about

you. She says I must forget you. She tells me to listen to her.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

9. Romeo: I understand. If they catch us, I will lose you forever.

___________________________________________________

10. Juliet: I sometimes dream that we secretly leave town. In my dream,

you come on a white horse and we ride away together.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

III. Rewrite the text as two conversations in direct speech.

I saw Eddy the day before yesterday and he told me that he wanted to go

to the K-1 gala on Friday night to see his idol Cătălin Moroșanu, but that

he wasn’t going, so I asked him why he wasn’t going and he said that he

didn’t have enough money to go, the tickets being really expensive. So I

said that I would get him a free ticket, if he liked. He looked surprised

that I could get a complimentary ticket and said that he would be really

grateful if I did that for him and then went on to promise that he would

come to exercise at the gym with me. I phoned my sports coach

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immediately to tell him I was so happy, because I had just offered to give

Eddy one of the complimentary tickets for the Kickboxing event our GYM

was organizing at the weekend and that he had promised to start

exercising at the gym with me. He asked me why that made me happy! And

I replied that it was because I had had no idea that Eddy was really keen

on kick boxing and I was looking forward to see Eddy practice sports at

our club.

EDDY: ________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

Me: ________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

EDDY: ______________________________________________

___________________________________________________

Me: ________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

EDDY: ______________________________________________

___________________________________________________

Me: ________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

Coach: ______________________________________________

___________________________________________________

Me: ________________________________________________

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Bonus exercise!

Where are you


Do you like going Do you think you
going next
START to the theatre?
month?
will be promoted?

REPORTED SPEECH Board Game Have you ever


fallen in love?
What did you say?

How have you been Have you ever Do you think you
Are you going to take
feeling recently? talked in public? will get a good mark
driving lessons?
in the exam?

Have you ever lost


your keys?

FINISH What were you


What did you do doing at 11
last Saturday? a.m.?

Where do
Will you live in a Have you ever
Are you reading a different you like met famous
good book now? country? spending person?

your
holidays?

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Worksheet 9

Correct the mistakes

I, Correct the mistaken verb tense in the following sentences. There

is only one mistake in each sentence.

1. By eight o’clock tonight, you’ll be playing computer games for over

twelve hours.

2. What time is leaving the train?

3. Diana is a nurse at the local children's hospital. She's been looking

after sick kids.

4. Mary has been visiting Egypt six times already. She has a real affinity

for the country.

5. We ran like crazy for five blocks, but when we got to the train station,

the express to New York had already been leaving.

6. We talked about the latest news when the telephone rang.

7. She has finished tidying up the house before we came.

8. If I will have time I will help you with your chores.

9. When you will read the book, you will have a better understanding of

the characters.

10. My father is thinking that I should stop drinking coffee.

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II. Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an

erroneous shift in verb tense consistency.

E.g. I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car

wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my co-workers is the

best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job. ("is" is the

erroneous shift in verb tense! the appropriate form is "was")

1. Patricia washed the dishes, cleaned the counters, and has swept the

floor.

2. She knocks on the door, then knocks harder, and finally is yelling for me

to open it.

3. Coming home from the mountains, we stopped at a diner and have had

some breakfast.

4. Sylvia was calling all her friends, asking them about whether or not they

have seen her wallet.

5. After speaking to my parents, I prepared my lunch, and had left for

work.

6. When I saw him, he has already eaten all the sandwiches.

7. He was having a good time, eating a lot food, drank a lot of wine, and

playing guitar.

8. I finished my work and will go outside to play some tennis.

9. Packing my suitcase for the trip, I was excited. I can almost see myself

at the beach already.

10. I fed the cats, changed their water, and clean their litter boxes.

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III. The following paragraph contains 10 faulty verb forms. Identify

and correct them.

An aquarium in Japan has asked people to help a group of eels that are

getting lonely. The Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo has several tanks of garden

eels. The creatures are usually very cautious and go into their holes in the

sand when someone passes. However, the Sumida Aquarium eels are used

to see visitors and stay above their holes so people can see them. The

aquarium closed because of the coronavirus emergency and staff are

worried the eels get lonely. A staff member said the eels are forgetting

what humans look like. She wants people to make video calls to the eels.

The staff put special tablets in front of the eel tanks so people could make

video calls to them.

The lack of visitors to the aquarium means the eels become very shy. This

could make them stressed when visitors will start returning after the

aquarium reopens. The coronavirus emergency has also made it difficult

for staff to check on the eels' health because they now stay in their holes

in the sand. The aquarium tweeted: "They aren't seeing humans so they

are forgetting about us....Here is an urgent request - Could you show your

face to our garden eels from your home?" The aquarium wants to remind

the eels that "humans are friendly". It has been organised a three-day

event called a "face-showing festival". The public is asked to make video

calls but can only use Apple devices to do so.

(https://breakingnewsenglish.com/2005/200503-aquarium.html)

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Worksheet 10

A. PRESENT TENSES - GRAMMAR IN A NUTSHELL

PRESENT SIMPLE once a… / twice a… / three times

• REGULAR HABITS or routines. a… (day/month/year)

• Permanent situations, scientific PRESENT CONTINUOUS

facts or general truths. • Actions HAPPENING NOW or

• Personal facts or preferences around now.

• State verbs (non-progressive • Temporary actions.

verbs) • Actions in progress.

• Timetables, headlines, jokes. • Annoying habits or complaints (+

Signal Words: always)

always, never, usually, sometimes, • Fixed plans for the near future.

often, hardly ever, seldom, rarely, (appointments, arrangements)

on the whole; on Tuesdays, in the Signal Words:


at the moment, at present, now,
mornings, at night, on Saturday
right now, today, tonight, these
afternoon, in summer, at New days, this year, currently Listen!,
Watch out!, Look!, Excuse me,
Year’s Eve; every…
tomorrow, next month, at 5
(day/Saturday/August/winter); o’clock, this afternoon, tomorrow
morning.

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PRESENT PERFECT How many times? once, twice, 3

• It emphasizes RESULT. For times,…

completed actions at unspecific PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

points in the past (=experience). • It emphasizes DURATION

(How long?) • It emphasizes continuous course

• Completed actions that started in of an action. (How much time is

the past and continued in the spent?)

present or that have a connection • It expresses that the action is

with the present. temporary.

• It expresses that the action is • To express the action had an

permanent. (Non-progressive unwanted side effect.

verbs) • Signal Words:

• To express that a completed • How long? since / for, all (day,

action led to a desired result. week, morning), the whole (day,

Signal Words: week, night)

already, yet, still, just, so far,

lately, recently, for, since, never,

ever, all my life

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Task1. Complete the sentences with the correct present form. (Present

Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect Simple, Present Perfect

Continuous)

1. A: Can I borrow your phone, I need turn my homework in on Google

Classroom?

B: Sorry, but I ______________________ (still / use) it.

A: Ok, it _______________________ (not matter). I’ll ask mom to lend

me hers.

2. Night-night! I __________________ (go to bed) in a minute.

3. I ______________________ (never / wear) a uniform at school

and I _________________ (not start) now, just for this Zoom meeting!

4. Don't play with my phone! What _________________ (you / do)?

5. You are a great cook mom! This stew __________________ (taste)

so good.

6. My brother lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic. He

________________ (try) to find an online one ever since, but

unfortunately he _________________________ (still / not find) on.

7. I __________________ (drive)! You can sit in the back with mom.

8. How long ________________________ (you / wait) for the Zoom

conference to start? You __________________ (look) really annoyed!

9. I don't want to watch this movie! I ________________ (can’t

stand) the leading actor!

10. Emma _____________________ (seldom / chat) with her mom.

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11. I’ve finished my exams so I _________________ (play computer

games) for the rest of the summer.

12. Stop doing that! You __________________ (be) very nasty today!

13. I ________________ (not be) at a concert since this pandemic

curfew started.

14. Why _________________________ (you / look) at me like that?

Have I done something wrong?

15. The coat _____________________ (not fit) me. I need a larger

size.

16. Thanks for this great time. I ___________________ (have) a

lovely evening.

17. I _______________________ (not decide) about buying a new

laptop, yet. I _____________________ (think) about it.

18. The dog ______________________ (dig) in the garden all morning,

but it _____________________ (not find) any of his hidden bones, yet.

19. We ________________________ (work) on the platform the

whole day. Let’s have a rest.

20. How many books ________________ (she / read) so far?

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B. FUTURE TENSES - GRAMMAR IN A NUTSHELL

WILL FUTURE • intentions, resolutions, firm

• far future - you can’t do anything decisions (near future) (8)

about it. (1) • predictions based on evidence (9)

• personal opinions about the Signal Words: look at …, watch

future. (2) out!; my intention / plan is …,

• predictions without firm evidence. actions such as getting out the

(3) umbrella…

• spontaneous decisions or offers PRESENT CONTINUOUS

(while speaking) (4) • appointments / arrangements (i.e.

• future facts and first conditionals at the dentist) (10)

(5) • fixed plans / dates (parties) –

• requests, wishes, promises, hopes, specific time or place (11)

threats (6) • programmed events (fights,

Signal Words: probably, maybe, interviews, weddings) (12)

perhaps, likely, one day, in the • with verbs of movement (to avoid

future, in 2050, I think / believe / repetition) (13)

expect, in my opinion, I’m sure, I’m Signal Words: on Monday at 5

afraid, I hope / wish / promise… o’clock, this afternoon, tomorrow

BE GOING TO... evening

• general plans, arrangements for a

certain future (7)

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PRESENT SIMPLE

• scheduled actions, fixed Signal Words: (at)this time next

timetables (stations, cinemas) (week), in (6 months’) time, next

(14) (weekend), at (8) this (evening), in

• in future time clauses (after (20) years

conjunctions of time) (15) FUTURE PERFECT

• in first conditional clauses (16) • actions completed by specific or

Signal Words: certain time in the future. (18)

before, after, until, till, as soon as,

when, while, once Signal Words: by 2030, by the

if, unless, provided that, as long end of (the year), by now, by then,

as by (five years), by the time (you)…,

FUTURE CONTINUOUS this time tomorrow, in (ten years’)

• Actions in progress at a specific or time, in (four months), soon.

certain time in the future –

already planned or routines. (17)

Task2. Complete the sentences with the correct future form of the

verbs given. Add the future use expressed in brackets from (1) to

(18). Follow the example.

0. My father hasn’t got much hair. He ___will have lost____ (lose) it

all soon. (18)

1. In 100 years, men _____________ (likely /be) vegetarians.

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2. When I’ve saved some money, I ________________ (buy) a new

iPod.

3. Everybody expects the president ________________ (declare)

quarantine or curfew for coronavirus hotspots.

4. Be careful. Gemini _______________ (have) money issues this

week.

5. Don’t phone me this evening. I ________________ (study) for my

English exam.

6. Let’s have a snack. Dinner ________________ (not be) ready for

another hour.

7. What? I have no Internet signal! OK, I ________________ (fix) it

in a minute.

8. I’ll clean the mess before mum ________________ (come).

9. The water is already very hot. It ________________ (boil) in a

minute.

10. Lucky you! At this time next week, you ________________ (leave)

for Germany!

11. If you ________________ (believe) that you will pass the test, you

________________ (do) it.

12. I ________________ (go trekking) in Mexico next summer.

13. In a hundred years, the ice caps ________________ (melt) unless

we stop global warming.

14. Watch out! That cyclist ________________ (crash into) you!

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15. The train from Bucharest ________________ (arrive) at 8:15 at

the Station. I used to take it on Saturdays.

16. Uncle David ________________ (fly) to Rome to visit my cousin

this autumn, after all this pandemic crisis is over.

17. Let’s not make plans for Laura's first night home. She

________________ (drive) for 12 hours and I’m sure she

________________ (be) exhausted.

18. What shoes ________________ (you / wear) for our hike –trainers

or hiking boots?

19. Do you think they ________________ (build) a new motorway by

the end of 2025?

20. I ________________ (go fishing) alone next Sunday. I hope it

________________ (not be) too boring!

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C. PAST TENSES –

GRAMMAR IN A NUTSHELL

Past Simple complete past action that had


visible results in the past (We felt
• an action that happened at a
relieved after they had arrived
definite time in the past
safely.)
(Last year we bought a dog.)
• actions that happened
PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS
immediately one after the
• an action continuing over a
other in the past
period up to a specific time
(I took a shower, brushed my
in the past
teeth and went to bed.)
• Pete had been working as a
Past Continuous
doctor for 25 years before
an action that was in progress at a
he retired last year.
stated time in the past (Yesterday
at 4, I was talking to Tom on • action of certain duration
Google Meeting) that had visible results in
• two actions that were the past (Mark had been
happening at the same time studying Spanish for five
(I was vacuuming while my years before he moved to
son was tidying his room.)
Allicante).
• an action that was in
progress (longer action)
when another action
interrupted it (When I came
in, my son was reading.)

PAST PERFECT
an action that happened before
another action in the past (Before
we left, we had filled in our
coronavirus self-declaration
form.)

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Task 3. Fill in the blanks with the correct past form.


1. By the time we __________ (get) to the theatre, the play

__________ (already, start).

2. Last night I __________ (dream) about going to the Moon.

3. When Tom __________ (see) me yesterday, I __________ (cross)

the street.

4. My dad __________ (paint) the living room for two hours before my

brother __________ (come) to help him.

5. Emma __________ (lie) in a hammock while her husband

__________ (weed) the garden.

6. Before the Smiths __________ (buy) their new house, they

__________ (look) for a suitable one for a year.

7. Laura __________ (send) us a postcard from her holiday in Italy.

8. As Emma __________ (dust) the furniture, she __________

(break) her mum’s vase.

9. My sister __________ (never, be) to the circus before last

December.

10. Emma and I __________ (study) for the English exam when the

lights __________ (go) off.

11. The alarm clock __________ (not, ring) yesterday morning and I

__________ (be) late for work.

12. Mr Smith __________ (work) in the company for six years before

it __________ (go) bankrupt.

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13. You __________ (not, sleep) when I __________ (return) last

night.

14. When __________ (they, visit) you last time?

15. I __________ (not, pay) attention to the teacher and my friends

__________ (not, pay) attention, either.

16. When we __________ (go) out for a walk last Sunday morning, the

sun __________ (shine) and it __________ (be) quite warm.

17. We __________ (never, see) the Pyramids before our trip to Egypt

in 2005.

18. They __________ (wait) for more than an hour before the pop-star

__________ (appear) on the stage.

19. Where __________ (you, spend) your last winter holidays?

20. By six o’clock Tom __________ (pack) all his staff in his backpack.

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READING

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Worksheet 1
The man who can’t sleep

Task 1: Fill in the text with the following words:

effect an illness unfortunately answered a fever

Do you sometimes feel tired? Do you sometimes wish you could sleep for

longer? If you 1) __________ yes, to those two questions, then take a

moment to think about poor Thai Ngoc. This man from Vietnam hasn’t slept

since 1973. Doctors say he should have died in 1973 when 2) __________

stopped him from being able to sleep. It is believed he caught 3)

__________, and he hasn’t slept at all since that time.

Investigators have watched him for several days and nights and said he

really doesn’t sleep. The investigators said that during the night, Thai

works on his small farm. No doctors have been able to help him. Sleeping

medicines have no 4) __________ on him. Nobody can explain how Thai is

still alive, or how he can keep going for such a long time without any sleep.

Thai said his dream was to sleep and have a dream. 5) __________ for

Thai, his dream has never come true.

(Source: http://dreamreader.net/lesson/the-man-who-cant-sleep/)

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Task 2: Answer the following questions:

1. Who is Thai Ngoc?

2. What do the doctors say about him?

3. What does Thai do during the night?

4. Can sleeping medicines help him?

5. What is Thai’s dream?

Task 3: What is your dream? Write a paragraph and share it to the

class.

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Worksheet 2

Google

Task 1: Fill in the text with the following words:

to click search figured rivals

relevant meaningful counted

There are millions and millions of sites on the internet. How does a

search engine know which ones are 1) __________ to your search? This

is a question that great minds have been working on for decades. Back then

most websites looked at the words in your query. They 2) __________

how many times those words appeared on each page. Then they might

return pages where the words in your query appeared the most. This

system did not work well and people often had 3) __________ through

pages and pages of results to find what they wanted. Google was the first

4) __________ engine that began considering links. Links are those blue

underlined words that take you to other pages when you click on them.

Larry Page, cofounder of Google, believed that 5) __________ data could

be drawn from how those links connect. Page 6) __________that websites

with many links pointing at them were more important than those that had

few. He was right. Google's search results were much better than their 7)

__________. They would soon become the world's most used search

engine.

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(Source: https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/reading-comprehension-

worksheets/nonfiction-reading-test-google.pdf )

Task 2: Read the text and answer the following questions:

1. What is the question that great minds have been working on

concerning websites?

2. What was the first solution?

3. What was Google’s innovative idea?

4. Who is Larry Page?

5. What was his contribution to the success of Google?

Task 3: Have you ever used Google? Write a paragraph about the

importance of Google for you and read it aloud in class.

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Worksheet 3

Star Trek

Perhaps the best-known science fiction TV show is Star Trek. The

original Star Trek aired on September 8, 1966. Gene Roddenberry, a

former military pilot and Los Angeles police officer, created the show. It

was about humanity joining together and exploring space. Each week, the

crew of the spaceship USS Enterprise faced danger, love, and mysterious

aliens. At its heart, however, Star Trek was about humanity. It tried to

show that human beings, although flawed, were essentially good. Star

Trek also tried to ask questions about social and political issues such as

racism, war, and human rights.

NBC, the studio that produced and aired Star Trek, was not

enthusiastic about the series but gave it a chance anyways. The show

featured many interesting characters that Star Trek fans grew to love

over the next three seasons. Captain James Kirk, played by William

Shatner, was the daring captain of the star ship USS Enterprise. His first

officer, Mr Spock, was played by Leonard Nimoy. His character was a half-

Vulcan who tightly controlled his emotions and always tried to solve

problems with logic. By 1969, Star Trek’s ratings were too low and it had

lost many viewers. It was aired during Friday nights, when most people

were not watching TV. NBC cut the show’s budget and the quality of the

shows dropped. Despite its cancellation, Star Trek lived on again in movies

and television in later years.

Source: http://dreamreader.net/lesson/star-trek/

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Task 1: Match the words to their definition:

1. aliens a) willing to take out risks, bold

2. flawed b) to move to a lower level, to fall

3.daring c) creatures from outer space

4. ratings d) not perfect or containing mistakes

5. dropped e) a measurement of how good or popular someone

or something is

Task 2: Answer the following questions:

1. Who created the original Star Trek?

2. What was the TV Show about?

3. What was the name of the studio that produced and showed Star Trek?

4. Who was the captain of the star ship USS Enterprise?

5. What happened to the show in 1969?

Task 3: Have you got a favourite TV show? What is it about?

Write a paragraph and read it aloud in class.

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Worksheet 4

Read the following excerpts from two newspapers and do the

following tasks.

99-year-old war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, has now raised over £20m

for the NHS after walking 100 laps of his garden.

The figure is 20,000 times more than his original target of £1,000.

The Second World War veteran started doing 25m lengths of his family's

garden in Bedfordshire just over a week ago and reached his goal well

before his target of his 100th birthday on 30 April. And his actions have

now led to a petition for him to be knighted after donations rocketed.

Responding online to the Change.org petition, Number 10 Prime Minister

Boris Johnson said " we will certainly be looking at ways to recognise Tom

for his heroic efforts" after the online campaign received more than

500,000 signatures.

"He has embodied the spirit of the whole country in doing their bit for the

battle against coronavirus to support the NHS. Moore, who will turn 100

later this month, trained as a civil engineer before being enlisted in the

British Army during World War II, where he served in India, Indonesia

and Britain. He later became the managing director of a concrete

manufacturer.

Moore began the fundraiser on April 8, initially hoping to raise £1,000 for

NHS Charities Together, which raises funds for UK hospitals, including for

staff, volunteers and patients affected by the coronavirus crisis.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise 'incredible' Capt. Tom Moore, the

Second World War veteran who walked 100 laps of his garden before his

100th birthday to raise money for the NHS, has been hailed as a “one-man

fundraising machine” by the Duke of Cambridge.

Moore, 99, completed his mission on Thursday, but the amount he has

raised has continued to rise, standing at £20m on Friday evening, as his

endeavours captured the attention of the nation.

Prince William, who has made a personal donation to the JustGiving

fundraiser, said in a BBC video interview: “It’s amazing and what I love also

is that he’s a 99-year-old war vet. He’s been around a long time, he knows

everything and it’s wonderful that everyone has been inspired by his story

and his determination. He’s a one-man fundraising machine and God knows

what the final total will be. But good on him, and I hope it keeps going.”
(https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/16/europe/captain-tom-raises-15million-scli-intl-gbr/index.html)

(https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/prince-william-pays-tribute-to-war-veteran-tom-

moore-who-raised-millions-for-nhs)

Task 1. Right/Wrong or Doesn`t say?

1. Captain Moore was awarded the title of Knight.

2. Prince William donated £20m.

3. The First World War veteran walked 100 laps around his house.

4. Moore worked for NHS before retiring.

5. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Captain Moore.

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Task 2. Answer the following questions:

1. Who is Captain Tom Moore?

2. How did Tom manage to convince people to donate the money for

NHS?

3. How do British people want to repay his work?

4. How did the Duke of Cambridge name captain Moore?

5. How did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support Moore`s effort?

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Worksheet 5

Read the text below and do the tasks that follow

It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told

his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing KC-135 refuelling

tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13

students from Europe and the USA who boarded the aircraft were in for

the flights of their lives.

Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel.

Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit like a lunatic asylum.

There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily

illuminated it. Most of the seats had been taken out, apart from a few at

the back, where young scientists quickly took their places with a look of

apprehension. For 12 months, science students from across the continents

had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the European

Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments

to be conducted in weightless conditions.

For the next two hours the Boeing’s flight resembled that of an

enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards towards the

heavens before hurtling towards Earth. The intention was to achieve

weightlessness for a few second. The aircraft took off smoothly enough,

but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on

anything like a scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when

the pilot put the plane into a 45-degree climb which lasted around 20

seconds. Then the engine cut out and we became weightless. Everything

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became confused, and left or right, up or down no longer had any meaning.

After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of

its nosedive. The return of gravity was less immediate than its loss, but

was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a

bump.

Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new

team conducted its experiment. First it was The Dutch, who wanted to

discover why cats always landed on their feet. Then it was the German

team, who conducted a successful experiment on a traditional building

method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The

Americans had an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.

Task 1. Right / Wrong or Doesn`t say?

1. The passengers of the flight were young. T/F/DS

2. The flight had scientific purposes. T/F/DS

3. The take-off was sudden. T/F/DS

4. The students felt panicked when they lost their gravity. T/F/DS

5. The students from Germany wanted to discover something about cats.

T/F/DS

Task2. For each question choose the correct letter A, B, C or D

1. What does the writer say about the plane?

A. It had no windows.

B. The inside was cold.

C. It had no seats.

D. The outside was misleading.


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2. What does ‘eerily’ on line 7 mean?

A. Brightly B. Badly C. Strangely D. lovely

3. According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the

beginning of the flight?

A. Worried B. Nervous C. sick D. Impatient

4. What did the pilot do with the plane?

A. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.

B. He climbed and then made the plane fall slowly.

C. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.

D. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.

5. What was the point of being weightless?

A. To allow the teams to try out their ideas.

B. To prepare the young scientists for future work in space.

C. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.

D. To learn how the Boeing works.

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Worksheet 6

Healthy eating for teens

Task 1. Answer the questions below

• Do you pay enough attention to your eating habits?

• What do you usually have for breakfast?

• What’s your favourite dish for lunch?

• How often do you eat fast-food?

• On a daily basis, do you consider yourself an active person or rather

a sedentary one?

Task 2. Here are some helpful tips on how to meet the needs of a

teen's growing body. Read the text in 10 min and note down the

unknown words, if necessary.

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Key points

Teens need extra nutrients to support bone growth, hormonal

changes and organ and tissue development, including the brain.

Teens should eat breakfast, drink water and limit highly processed

food, sugary drinks and eating out.

Healthy eating habits and physical activity can help lower the risk of

obesity.

The teen years are a time of rapid growth. They need extra nutrients

to support bone growth, hormonal changes, and organ and tissue

development, including the brain. The two main nutrients of concern for

teenagers are calcium and iron.

Food habits of concern

Along with physical changes, teens become more independent as they

grow. Dietary options are one of the first decisions teens start making on

their own. However, some teens tend to make poor food choices. Overall,

teens tend to fail to meet their daily recommended amounts of vegetables

and fruits and whole grains. In addition, teens often have increased intake

of highly processed foods and foods or drinks that are high in sugar,

sodium and saturated fats.

Skipping breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal of the day as it helps to ensure daily

nutrient needs are being met. It also improves school performance and

helps maintain a healthy weight. The majority of teens do not eat

breakfast on a regular basis.


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Increased consumption of highly processed foods

This includes foods such as soft drinks, snack foods, convenience

foods and desserts. Everyone should aim to decrease their intake of these

foods. However, for some teens, up to one half of their energy intake is

from these other foods. This is of concern as highly processed foods are

often high in fat, calories and sugar but are low in vitamins and minerals.

Increased eating outside the home

Eating outside the home has increased, and a lot of the foods

consumed in restaurants are high in fat and calories, especially at fast food

restaurants. There has been an increased consumption of pizza, cheese

burgers, and salty snacks with teens, mostly due to eating out. Teens

should aim to eat more food prepared within the home, especially snacks.

Increased consumption of soft drinks

A study looking at American youths aged 6 to 17 found soft drink

consumption increased from 37 per cent in 1978 to 56 per cent in 1998.

The increase in soft drink consumption could be attributed to the increase

in restaurant eating.

(https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=638&language=English)

Task 3. Answer the questions below.

1. Considering the Food habits of concern, make a short list of healthy

eating tips for your teens friends.

2. Turn the following verbs into nouns:


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• act

• accept

• advice

• develop

• process

• consume

• drink

• grow

• prepare

3. Keep a record of your eating habits for a week. Then try to find out

if there is anything to concern or correct. Share it with your

classmates.

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Worksheet 7

My reading habits

Task 1. Answer the questions below about yourself.

1. How often do you read?


Every day
Three times a week
Rarely
Never
2. Do you choose your own books?
Yes, I love it!
My parents or my teachers recommend me books to read.
Both of the above
I only read if I have to.
3. Do you have a favourite literary genre? What is it?
4. Have you ever heard about Harry Potter?
Yes, I've watched the film.
Yes, I've read a book.
Sounds familiar
None of the above!

Task 2. Read the following excerpt.

HARRY POTTER

Rain was still lashing the windows, which were now inky black, but inside all
looked bright and cheerful. The firelight glowed over the countless
squashy armchairs where people sat reading, talking, doing homework or,
in the case of Fred and George Weasley, trying to find out what would
happen if you fed a Filibuster firework to a salamander. Fred had "rescued"
the brilliant orange, fire-dwelling lizard from a Care of Magical Creatures

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class and it was now smouldering gently on a table surrounded by a knot of


curious people.

Harry was at the point of telling Ron and Hermione about Filch and the
Kwikspell course when the salamander suddenly whizzed into the air,
emitting loud sparks and bangs as it whirled wildly round the room. The
sight of Percy bellowing himself hoarse at Fred and George, the
spectacular display of tangerine stars showering from the salamander's
mouth, and its escape into the fire, with accompanying explosions, drove
both Filch and the Kwikspell envelope from Harry's mind. By the time
Halloween arrived, Harry was regretting his rash promise to go to the
death day party. The rest of the school was happily anticipating their
Halloween feast; the Great Hall had been decorated with the usual live
bats, Hagrid's vast pumpkins had been carved into lanterns large enough
for three men to sit in, and there were rumours that Dumbledore had
booked a troupe of dancing skeletons for the entertainment.
"A promise is a promise," Hermione reminded Harry bossily. "You said you'd
go to the death day party."

So at seven o'clock, Harry, Ron, and Hermione walked straight past the
doorway to the packed Great Hall, which was glittering invitingly with gold
plates and candles, and directed their steps instead toward the dungeons.
(Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. (Joanne) Rowling)

Task 3. Answer the questions below.

1. Consider the following verbs. Look in the text and find some
suitable adverbs to match them:
• Whizz
• Whirl
• Anticipate
• Smoulder

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2. Read the following sentences. Decide if they are True (T), False (F)
or Doesn’t say (DS):

a. The windows looked bright and cheerful on the inside.


b. The fire-dwelling lizard had five pairs of legs.
c. Dumbledore had booked some magic dancing pumpkins for the
entertainment.
d. Harry could hardly wait to go to the death day party.
e. Harry, Ron, and Hermione went to the party together.

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WRITING

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Worksheet 1

Imagine what a day in your life would be like if you were in this cat’s shoes.
Write a diary page providing details about your daily routine, the food you
eat, the activities you are involved in, what you like or dislike. Write
between 75-100 words. Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 2

Read the following letter:

Dear Professor Hart,

I'm writing to let you know that I can't attend classes for two weeks as
I've had an accident and hurt my back. I'm afraid I also need to ask for
an extension for next week's essay.

I have medicine for the pain but I can't get up or walk around much, and
the doctor said I should stay in bed and rest as much as possible. This
makes reading and studying very difficult for me at the moment. I've
attached a copy of the doctor's certificate and I hope to be back in class
from 12 May.

Until then, my friend is going to record the lectures so I can listen to them
at home. I will try to catch up with all the reading too. However, I don't
think I can submit the essay next week. Is it possible to have an extension?

Thank you for your understanding.

Regards,

Jameela

(The source: British Council-Learn English Teens)

Starting from the model that you have above, write a letter to one of your

teachers in which you apologise for not being able to attend his/her

classes, giving reasons why and explaining your medical condition at the

moment. Ask for an extension of the assignment he/she has given you and

tell him/her what you can do to catch up with your classmates. Write 100-

120 words. Remember to start and end your letter in an appropriate way.

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Worksheet 3

Describe your favourite you tuber or celebrity. Give the following details:

name, age, physical appearance and clothes, personal qualities and

hobbies/interests. Mention if you have something in common and why you

admire him/her. Write 100-120 words.

Do not forget to find an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 4

Email

It’s Jenna Miller’s birthday next month. Help her write an email in which

she invites all her friends to her party. In this email you should say:

• What day and time is the party?

• Where is the party?

• What activities she is planning for her party.

• What do people have to bring?

Write no more than 150 words.

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Worksheet 5

Email

You are Sarah Miller. You have received an invitation to Jenna’s birthday

party but unfortunately you can’t go.

Write an email to Jenna in which you should thank her for inviting you and

mention the reason why you are not able to attend it.

Write no more than 150 words.

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Worksheet 6

Story

Write a story which begins with this sentence:

Sarah was thrilled because at last her special parcel had been

delivered.

Write no more than 180 words. Do not forget to find a suitable title for

your text.

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Worksheet 7

Starting from the picture above, write a 150-180 word story trying to
use as many elements from it.

Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 8

In 150-180 words write a story to include the following elements:

rocket, ice cream, fork, Cinderella, tulip, tiger, pizza.

Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 9

Starting from the following quote write a 150-180 word story:

Give an appropriate title to your text.

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Worksheet 10

Story

Write a story which ends with this sentence:

We were very glad that the terrible journey was over!

Write no more than 180 words. Do not forget to find a suitable title for

your text.

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LISTENING

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Worksheet 1

Song: The Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson

Task 1:

1. What does the singer say about the kids in the streets?

2. Who is the man in the mirror?

3. What does the singer want to do?

4. Have you ever had a washed-out dream?

5. What is the message of the song?

Task 2:

Listen to the song and fill in with the missing words:

I'm gonna make a change

For once in my life

It's gonna feel real good

Gonna make ………… (1)

Gonna make it right

As I, turn up the collar on

My favourite winter coat

This ………….…(2) is blowing my mind

I see the kids in the streets

With not enough to eat

Who am I ………………? (3)?

Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard, a………….….(4) bottle top

And a one-man soul

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They follow each other on the wind ya' know

'Cause they got………………………………… (5)

That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror

I'm asking him to change his ways

And no message could have been any clearer

If you want to make ………………….……………. (6)

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I've been a victim of a…………………….(7) kind of love

It's time that I realize

That there are some with no home, not a nickel ………………(8)

Could it be really me,……………………..(9) they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody'…………………………………….(10)

And a washed-out dream

They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see

'Cause they got no place to be

That's why I'm starting with me

Sources: https://music.apple.com/us/album/man-in-the-mirror-michael-

jackson-tribute/433677905

https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/917623/Michael+Jackson

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Worksheet 2

Smartphone ban

Source: https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1808/180804-smartphone-

ban.html

Task 1. Listen and answer the following questions:

1. What has France voted?

2. Whose campaign promise was this?

3. Are there any exceptions regarding the use of these devices?

4. What did lawmakers call the ban?

5. What have experts found out?

Task 2. Fill in the missing words:

France has voted to ban smartphones and personal tablets from

schools. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly by 62-1 on ……… (1) to prohibit

students aged between 3 and 15 from even bringing their ………. (2) to

school. The ban is part of a campaign to ……. (3) addiction to electronics.

It fulfils a campaign promise made by French ………… (4) Emmanuel

Macron in 2017. French Minister of National Education Jean-Michel

Blanquer also campaigned for the ban saying devices were ………. (5) to

children's development. He called mobile devices a public health crisis

and said the law protects children from the "phenomenon of screen ……….

(6) and the phenomenon of bad mobile phone use."

The new ban extends a previous law made in 2010 that meant

students could not use their devices in ………. (7). There are exceptions

to the ban for students with disabilities and for using devices in the

classroom for extra-curricular activities. Many lawmakers do not


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believe the ban is enough to bring about ………. (8).They believe the ban

is little more than a publicity stunt. Application of the ban to students

aged …. (9) and older will depend on the policy of individual schools.

Experts have found that the increased use of mobile devices causes

cyber-addiction, sleep disruption and …… (10). Opponents of the ban

say it is a backward step and will not lead to an increase in learning.

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Worksheet 3

My favourite movie

(www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishteens)

Task 1. Listen to the recording and write for each speaker the

genre of movie that he/she likes:

• 1st speaker:

• 2nd speaker:

• 3rd speaker:

• 4th speaker:

• 5th speaker:

Task 2. Listen again and complete the following sentences:

• Allie’s parents don’t approve of Noah because he’s ______.

• Noah buys an old house which he promised to ______ for

Allie.

• I think my favourite _____ is Skyfall, the last James Bond

movie.

• Bond is also a bit different – _______ he does amazing

things, he seems older.

• It’s not a very ______ film, but I love Pride and Prejudice –

the version with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and

Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy.

• Elizabeth thinks Mr Darcy is stuck up and ________ at the

beginning of the film

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• It’s about this ordinary man, Neo, played by Keanu Reeves,

who works with computers during the day and is a ______ at

night.

• Morpheus explains to Neo that what he thinks of as real is

actually _______ and the world is run by evil machines.

• It’s a modern ________ film and also a kind of love story.

• Oskar is a young boy with a lot of ___________.

Task 3. Answer the following questions:

• Who has seen their favourite movie more than once?

• Who likes the first version of the movie more?

• Who thinks the movie he likes is very well filmed and really

exciting?

• Who likes a movie about a great love story?

• Who likes a movie that tells us not to jump to conclusions

about people?

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Worksheet 4

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Task 1. Listen to the song and complete the lyrics with the missing
words.

I (1)………….. a wish in the well,

Don't ask me, I'll never tell

I (2)………… to you as it fell,

And now you're in my way

I'd trade my soul for a wish,

Pennies and dimes for a kiss

I (3)…………………. for this,

But now you're in my way

Your stare (4)…………………..,

Ripped jeans, skin (5)………………..

Hot night, wind (6)……………………….

Where you think you're going, baby?

Hey, I just (7)………… you,

And this is crazy,

But here's my number,

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It's hard to look right,

At you baby,

But here's my number,

So call me, maybe?

Hey, I just met you,

And this is crazy,

But here's my number,

So call me, maybe?

And all the other boys,

Try to chase me,

But here's my number,

So call me, maybe?

You (8)………….. your time with the call,

I (9)………………….. no time with the fall

You (10)…………………. me nothing at all,

But still, you're in my way

I beg, and borrow and steal

Have foresight and it's real

I (11)……………………. I would feel it,

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But it's in my way

Before you (12)………….. into my life

I (13)…………………………….. you so bad

I (14)…………………………….. you so bad

I (15)…………………………….. you so, so bad

Before you (16)………….. into my life

I (17)……………………………… you so bad

And you should know

that I (18)……………….. you so, so bad

Task 2. Write the past simple, gerund and past participle, of the
following verbs: hold, take, throw, come, blow, give, show, know,
meet, miss, look.

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Worksheet 5
Interview with Javier Bardem

Task 1. Listen to the interview with Javier Bardem by TIME


Magazine and say if the following statements are true or false.

(Source of the interview: https://time.com/)

• He started taking acting classes when he was 19 years old.

• He visits his acting school every year.

• He thinks that acting is an easy job.

• He usually trusts his instinct when he receives a new role.

• He doesn´t like watching his own movies.

• He played rugby for a short period of time when he was young.

• He still plays rugby with friends in his free time.

• Rugby has taught him some important life lessons.

• Rehearsing for an English speaking role can be compared to a

surgery because you have to put emotions and sensations into the

words.

• He loves driving powerful, fast cars.

• He would like to work with Al Pacino some time.

Task 2. Listen to the interview again and correct the false


statements.

Task 3. Add at least 4 pieces of information to the true


statements!

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Worksheet 6

A Day in the Life of Regent High School

https://youtu.be/ZZacgoHHqpg

Task 1. Listen to the following video about Regent High School and

answer the following questions:

1. What happens if the students don’t get to school in due time?

2. What has helped Gina (a student at Regent High School) focus more

on her lessons?

3. How does Iman (a student at Regent High School) feel at school?

4. According to Iman, what does vertical tutoring reduce?

5. What is individual coaching?

6. Which two countries does Rosemary mention when she talks about

international students?

7. How are the relationships between students?

8. Where does Ria work?

9. What does Gina think about the teachers from Regent High School?

10. What does school equal for Gina and Iman?

Task 2. Would you like to study at Regent High School? Why/ why

not? Give all the reasons that you may find based on the video

that you have watched. Support your ideas with arguments.

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Worksheet 7

Task 1. Before you listen to the song write down 5 qualities that

your best friend has (e.g. reliable, open-minded, sociable,

communicative, loyal, trustworthy, helpful, generous, easy-going,

good listener, caring, not judgmental, understanding etc.)

Task2. Listen to Bruno Mars’s song and fill in the gaps.

Friendship Song - Bruno Mars | COUNT ON ME

https://youtu.be/PVDiQcJwoIQ

If you ever find yourself ……………… in the middle of the sea,

I'll ……………... the world to find you

If you ever find yourself lost in the ……………….. and you can't see,

I'll be the ………………… to guide you

Find out what we're made of

When we are called to help our friends in ……………………

You can ………………………. me like one two three

I'll be there

And I know when I need it I can ………………………. you like four three two

You'll be there

'Cause that's what friends ……………………. to do, oh yeah

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Whoa, whoa

Oh, oh

Yeah, yeah

If you tossin' and you're turnin' and you just can't ……………………….

I'll sing a song

Beside you

And if you ever forget how much you really ………………. to me

Every day I will

………………………………. you

Ooh

Find out what we're made of

When we are called to help our friends in ……………………..

You can …………………….. me like one two three

I'll be there

And I know when I need it I can ………………………… you like four three two

You'll be there

'Cause that's what friends ……………………. to do, oh yeah

Oh, oh

Yeah, yeah

You'll always have ……………………… when you cry

I'll never let go

Never say goodbye

You know you can

…………………………… me like one two three

I'll be there
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And I know when I need it I can ………………….. you like four three two

And you'll be there

'Cause that's what friends …………………… to do, oh yeah

Oh, oh

You can count on me 'cause I can ………………………..on you.

Task 3. Describe your best friend. Include physical traits, personal

qualities and hobbies/interests. Write about the times when you can

count on your friend. Write between 50-75 words.

Task 4. Write a personal definition of friendship.

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