1 Make questions to ask about the underlined words.
1 I’m looking for my keys. Have you seen them?
What are you looking for?
2 Parents and children often argue about school work.
3 Sven usually talks to his mum in Swedish.
4 Evelyn waited for Luke for over an hour.
5 He insists on carrying her bags.
6 That book belongs to him.
7 The boys are looking at that brand new car that’s parked in front of the school.
8 Liz often dreams about becoming a famous rock star.
9 We must all agree with our chairman.
10 My great-grandfather came from Russia.
2 Insert the correct form – a, an, the or ø (zero article).
Liverpool is 1___a___ town in 2________ northwest of England. It lies on 3________ River Mersey. It is 4________ UNESCO World Heritage Site, like 5________ Great Wall of China and 6________ Pyramids of Giza in 7________ Egypt. As you may know, Liverpool is famous for two things: 8________ amazing pop group, The Beatles, and its football clubs. 9________ Liverpool is also 10________ important port. In 2008, the city was 11________ European Capital of Culture.
3 Insert the correct form – a, an, the or ø (zero article).
1 Our neighbour is a gardener. If you have a question about flowers, he’d be happy to help you out.
2 There was _______ knock on _______ door. I opened it and found ________ small strange-looking man in _______ blue overcoat and _______ woollen cap.
3 Have you ever been to ________ Philippines?
4 ________ sky is getting dark. I hope there isn’t going to be _______ storm.
5 Are John and Mary _______ cousins?
6 Is _______ Pacific _______ largest ocean?
7 Ankara is _______ capital of _______ Turkey.
8 A: What did you have for _______ breakfast?
B: Just _______ apple.
9 A: How do you go to _______ school?
B: On _______ school bus. And you?
A: Oh, I go on _______ foot. I don’t live very far.
10 Mont Blanc is _______ highest peak in ________ Alps.
11 Do ________ lemons contain a lot of ________ vitamin C?
Read the text and complete the exercise.
The Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City Walk is the last of the three original Hard Rock Cafes in Los Angeles which is still open. And it is spectacular. It is also the biggest and there’s a big guitar outside the cafe.
The cafe is a big, open, round room. There’s a round bar at the centre of the room and a gold ‘57 Cadillac is placed over it. The cafe has two levels, full of things that once belonged to rock ‘n’ roll stars. The high walls are covered with black leather jackets, records, posters, electric guitars and clothes worn by rock/pop stars.
A huge electric guitar decorates the ceiling of the second level. And if you look closely, there are even more valuable objects in glass cases and elsewhere around the room. You can see the famous white sunglasses of Nirvana’s dead lead singer, Kurt Cobain, a karate outfit from Elvis, a black leather jacket worn by Elton John in his youth, the round glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon, the drum set Ringo Starr used just before he joined the Beatles, and a saxophone played by President Bill Clinton.
There is rock/pop music playing in the background all the time, as well as music videos playing on many TV monitors around the room. Service is excellent and prices are not too high, but the food is quite ordinary.
Adapted from: http://www.seeing-stars.com/Dine/HardRockCafe(CityWalk).shtml
Match the beginnings 1–10 with the endings a–j to make sentences.
1 The Hard Rock Cafe
2 The bar and the room
3 There are a lot of
4 There are also objects
5 You can see Kurt Cobain’s
6 You can see Elvis’s
7 The drums were
8 The saxophone is
9 You can listen
10 The food isn’t a karate outfit.
b in glass cases.
c very special.
d used by Ringo Starr.
e President Clinton’s.
f things on the walls.
g is very big.
h are round.
i white sunglasses.
j to music all the time.
1 Complete the sentences with the words from the box. You can use the words more than once.
anyone anything anywhere no one nothing nowhere
1 I don’t want to talk to anyone right now.
2 He’s cleaning the house all by himself. There’s ____________ at home to help him today.
3 A: Are you going ____________ during the holidays?
B: No, I’ll just stay at home and take it easy.
4 How strange! There isn’t ____________ in these boxes. They’re all empty.
5 I’m new here. I don’t know ____________. I hope I’ll make new friends soon.
6 A: Can you tell me ____________ about our new teacher Mr Wight?
B: There’s ____________ to tell. I don’t really know him.
7 Life in this village is so boring. There’s ____________ to do and ____________ to go.
8 There was ____________ here to welcome us when we arrived yesterday.
2 Film and cinema vocabulary. Complete the sentences using the words from the box.
credits director dubbed hit low budget film nominated for reviews screenwriter subtitles trailer
1 In Italy almost all English speaking films are dubbed, which means that we don’t hear the actors speaking English, but Italian.
2 Peter Jackson is the __________________ of The Lord of the Rings.
3 A __________________ is a person who writes film stories.
4 The critics gave The King’s Speech great __________________. They thought it was a wonderful film.
5 The lines of text at the bottom of the screen are called __________________.
6 If a film is very good, it may be __________________ different awards.
7 If a film is very successful, it is called a box-office __________________.
8 You can see the names of all the people involved in the making of a film in the __________________ at the end of the film.
9 In a __________________, the total production doesn’t cost a lot of money.
10 A __________________ is a preview that shows what the film is about.
3 Film and cinema vocabulary. Underline the correct word.
1 The Lord of the Rings films were filmed on place / location / site in New Zealand.
2 Natalie Portman took / won / had an Oscar for her appearance / performance / play in Black Swan.
3 I really dislike dubbed films. I prefer films with titles / subtitles / lines.
4 The Harry Potter films acted / appeared / starred Daniel Radcliffe.
5 The special effects / actors / make-up in this film are amazing. It’s just incredible what computer graphics can do nowadays.
6 They will act / play / shoot this scene in London at night.
4 Complete the sentences. Use a word from the same word family as the word in brackets.
1 I know the name of this painting (paint) is Nighthawks: Boulevard of Broken Dreams. But I can’t remember the name of the painter (paint).
2 Marilyn Monroe was an American _________________ (act). Her most ________________ (fame) film was Some Like it Hot.
3 People from Liverpool are _________________ (friend) and they are very _________________ (pride) of their city.
4 I believe that there’s a _________________ (possible) for all people to live _________________ (peace).
5 Liverpool was a port of great _________________ (important) in the 19th century.
6 Humphrey Bogart wasn’t ________________ (succeed) when he was acting in the theatre. His ________________ (succeed) came when he appeared in the movies. At the age of 40 he finally became a star.
7 Liverpool is called the UK Capital of Pop because a lot of _________________ (music) from this city have had number one hits.