These days, Mr Vroom stays on the ground, working as a teacher and giving lectures in his house in the city of Dallas in the United States. A He told friends it was cheaper than paying for a local babysitter. B Even more amazingly, he did this withou
3 Complete the sentences with the present perfect simple or continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Example: Have you ever had(you / ever / have) an operation? 1 How long ______ (you / learn) to play the piano? 2 I ______ (know) Judith since we met
CLASS. ENGLISH FILE. Upper-intermediate. 10 Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation A. 6 ______ Lake Windermere, in the Lake District, is the largest lake in England. 7 At nearly 7,000 metres, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in ______ Andes. 8 Shake
9 If you ______ (have) stomach ache on and off for a month, you should see a doctor. 10 When I arrived at work I realized I ______ (leave) my briefcase on the ...
tones; listening to this music without other distractions. (not while .... A Hip-hop music is great fun. B I listen to ... hurricane in her hometown in 2005/ 2008/ 2011.
8 I was a war ______ when I was young, but I cover economics ... in the shop. 5 I try to avoid .... 3 Do / you / prefer / shopping online / or / visit / shops? Why?
articulation of sounds make the message clear and comprehensible. (5 marks). PRONUNCIATION. 7 1 leather. 2 bilingual. 3 choke. 4 hooded. 5 linen. 6 heart.
... I'd find it too stressful. 5 A I don't think Sam wants to come on holiday with ... doubled that number. According to the .... serious/ friendly/ clever. 3 Graeme thinks ...
6 Sam seems very w________. He obviously knows a lot about life. 6 ... B This community was situated between rivers, mountains, and forests in what is now ...
I don't get paid until next week. A shouldn't have ... 20 This jacket looks exactly _____ the one I used to have when I was a .... I certainly can't touch my. _____. A elbow â¡ B ... 19 I forgot to _____ my hair before I left the house â it looks
7 Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation B
ENGLISH FILE Upper-intermediate
3 Underline the correct word(s).
Example: You must have / can’t have seen Billy. He’s on holiday at the moment.
1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
1 I think I may have / must have seen that man before – it’s difficult to be sure.
Example: I’d rather have (have) a coconut. 1 Toni says she’d rather you ________ (pick) her up a bit later.
2 Jo can’t have / mustn’t have found a new boyfriend – she only finished with Al yesterday!
2 Ian told me that he’d actually rather ________ (not go) to the talk. 3 Wouldn’t you rather someone else________ (do) the washing-up tonight? 4 Would you rather ________ (eat) Chinese food or Indian? 5 We’d rather you ________ (not come) round tonight because Larry’s ill. 5
2 Complete the sentences with the correct word(s).
3 Sam might have / must have finished playing tennis now – it’s nearly dark. 4 You could have / must have left your key at home – you can’t be sure you’ve lost it. 5 You should have gone / should go home before now – you’re working too hard. 6 Claire must have / should have gone home – her computer’s switched off. 7 I apologize. I shouldn’t have / might not have read that letter without asking you. 7
Example: You look really ill. You should call a doctor. sound look feel 1 I’ve no idea what kind of fruit this is but it tastes a bit like ________! great pineapple horrible 2 This song ________ one I heard on the radio yesterday. Who’s it by? sounds like feels like sounds
4 Complete the sentences with one word. Example: Jason scratched the bite on his arm and made it bleed.
3 You look much more ________ your father than your mother. as like as if 4 There are so few people here it feels ________ we’ve got the place to ourselves. as if if that 5 Bethany told me you ________ like dancing tonight. Where do you want to go? sound feel look 6 Michael looks as ________ he’s had a really difficult day. though like when 7 Wow, that ________ fantastic! What are you cooking? smells tastes feels 8 This jacket ________ too small. Do you have a bigger one? feels as if feels feels like
1 Let’s ________ hands and make it a deal. 2 I don’t know if I sucked my ________ when I was little? Do you? 3 I need to blow my ________. I think I’m getting a cold. 4 Don’t ________ your finger at me! It’s very rude. 5 I wish I didn’t bite my ________ – my fingers are a real mess. 6 I shrugged my________ and told them that I didn’t know the answer. 7 I’m sure you had a scarf round your________ when you came out. 8 I don’t look as old as your mum! I haven’t got that many ________ on my face! 9 You look as if you’ve just got up! ________ your hair before you go out! 10 Frank raised his ________ when I told him my plan, so I knew he wasn’t enthusiastic.
Read the article about people and happiness. Five sentences have been removed. Which sentence (A–F) fits each gap (1–5)? There is one extra sentence you do not need to use.
How Happy Are British People? If someone asked you how happy the people in your country are, what would you say? The British government recently asked the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to carry out a survey to find out if people in the country are, in general, happy or not. Most Britons report being satisfied with life, with concerns over work and finances overtaken by happiness gained from children, relationships, and where people live. (–––– 1 ––––) The experts predicted that the financial decline would be deep and long. Not only that, but it would leave the public worse off than they were ten years ago. Despite this, the survey paints a picture of the country largely emotionally unaffected by the crisis. The survey of 4,200 adults is part of the British Prime Minister’s £2 million drive to get a better idea of how the country is doing, rather than just focusing on budgets and figures. People were asked various questions about their lives and were asked to give marks out of ten about how
be used on supporting childcare, parenting, or help for mental health. Paul Allen of the ONS said another big factor in happiness was health. He said they saw that people who responded when their health was bad reported anxiety. He added that they were trying to build up a picture of how people rate happiness. ‘One of the most revealing aspects of the emerging science around happiness is about language. Britons associated happiness with being ‘calm, relaxed, and peaceful’ rather than ‘energized and excited’. So, perhaps it pays in more ways than one to follow the great British belief that it’s best to keep calm and carry on!
A When asked whether things they did in life were worthwhile, people on average gave a score of 7.6. B And when things are going badly and times are hard, people start to feel less happy with their lives. C However, a lot of young people think that wealth and celebrity will make you happy. D Lastly they ought to assess how much happiness one can create by spending taxpayers’ cash. E The government survey was released just days after economists made one of the most depressing forecasts of recent times about long-term economic growth. F These areas of life had the highest average scores, with both scoring at 8.3 out of 10. Reading total
they felt about these areas. The ONS’s work showed that on average people rated their life satisfaction at 7.4 out of 10. (–––– 2 ––––) However, there were also signs of stress in British society. Happiness with people’s financial situation had the lowest average score of 6.2 out of 10, followed by work situation, with 6.7 out of 10. When asked specifically about satisfaction with the balance between time spent on paid work and on other areas of life, low scores were also given, with an average of 6.4 out of 10. The answer to the question, ‘Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?’ caused some worry. More than a quarter rated this 5 out of 10 – where 10 was feeling ‘completely anxious’. People were happiest, however, with their personal relationships and mental wellbeing. (–––– 3 ––––)
Write a description for your school blog with the following title: ‘My perfect day’.
Write 140–180 words. Include the following information: • say what a perfect day for you would be and who you would spend it with • explain why you would choose to do those things • say why you think the day would be enjoyable
Lord Richard Layard, professor at the London School of Economics, said it was likely that life satisfaction would fall as the situation gets worse. He added that we know from
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other European countries that this is sensitive to how businesses reach highs and sink to lows. (–––– 4 ––––) The professor, who founded the Action for Happiness group to promote well-being, said policymakers – the people who make important financial decisions – could use the data to lessen the pain of recession. But they would need to first identify how to measure happiness, then work out what makes people ‘miserable or happy’. (–––– 5 ––––) This could
1 Listen to five women talking about their relationships. Choose from the list (A–F) what each speaker says about their relationships. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter you do not need to use.
1 Answer your partner’s questions.
A He’s passionate. B He’s handsome. C He’s friendly. D He’s caring. E He’s dependable. F He’s calm.
Now make questions and ask your partner. 1 What / make / feel happy? 2 Is / money / necessary / happiness? Why / Why not? 3 What / favourite food? / What / taste like? 4 Think of a favourite relative. What / he / she look like? 5 When / last argue / someone?
2 Talk about the statement below, saying if you agree or disagree. Give reasons.
‘The best way to win an argument is not to start one.’
3 Listen to your partner talking about money. Do you agree with him / her? 5
2 Listen to a health and lifestyle expert talking about ways people can make themselves happy. Underline the correct answer.
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1 Chris says that if we want to feel better, we should be around happy people / think positive thoughts / be very self-confident. 2 According to Chris, people need to sleep only in one place / be relaxed before bedtime / make sure they get enough sleep. 3 Chris recommends that people spend some time with children / watch something funny / tell jokes when they’re having a bad day. 4 Chris says that the simple things in life satisfy us / are easy for us to do / take up less of our time. 5 Chris mentions dealing with anger / getting rid of fears / making an effort to get on with others as a way of developing a positive attitude. 5 Listening total