Unit 9 -revision

Grammar

  • Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box. Put them in the correct form: to-infinitive or the –ing

be    boast    enjoy    go    have (2x)   lie    live    lock    spend     study    travel     work

  • Jessica enjoys __spending__ her holidays in the countryside with her parents.
  • Freya is a bit absent-minded and she sometimes forgets ________________ the door when she goes to school.
  • Shelly is rather quiet and reserved but her twin sister Sheila is quite the opposite; she loves ________________ the centre of attention.
  • Noah wants ________________ in a big city when he grows up. He’d love ________________ a flat close to the city centre.
  • Josh doesn’t really like group work. He enjoys ________________ on his own.
  • I hope ________________ around the world one day.
  • Oscar’s family has just moved to a smaller house and he has to share his room with his younger brother. He really misses ________________ his own room.
  • Ruby can’t stand ________________ on roller coaster rides. She’s terrified of heights.
  • Liam doesn’t mind ________________ a lot during the week but he’d like ________________ himself more at the weekend.
  • Evie is so annoying. She never stops ________________ about the things her parents buy her.
  • Fill the gaps with the right preposition.
  • Nicky isn’t keen __on__ learning foreign languages.
  • Charlie is very good ______ baking and decorating cupcakes.
  • Daniel is useless ______ dancing.
  • Are you interested ______ making new friends and learning something new?
  • Class 6b is fond ______ singing.
  • Clare’s dad often worries ______ losing his job.
  • Thanks, Sophie, ______ sending me emails every day while I was ill.
  • Andy, I’m really looking forward ______ meeting your sisters.
  • Hurry up, please! I’m fed up ______ waiting for you all the time!
  • I’m so sorry ______ breaking your vase. I’ll buy you a new one.

 

  • Insert the correct active or passive form of the verbs in brackets.

What kind of love stories and poems 1would Shakespeare write (Shakespeare / write) if he 2________________ (live) in our times? We can only guess because a writer’s inspiration 3________________ (depend) on many different things.

William Shakespeare, the greatest English playwright, 4____________ (bear) in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, the third of eight children and the eldest of four sons. He 5________________ (probably / educate) at the local grammar school and it is assumed that he 6________________ (leave) it at the age of fourteen. Practically nothing 7________________ (know) about the following four years of his life. At 18 he 8________________ (marry) Anne Hathaway who was eight years older and pregnant with their first child, Susanna. Perhaps his first sonnets 9________________ (write) during this period. Two years later, Anne 10_______________ (give) birth to twins, Judith and Hamnet. Around 1585, the young father and husband 11________________ (disappear) from his home town. He probably 12________________ (go) to London, but there’s no record of him for the next seven years. Nobody 13________________ (know) whether he 14________________ (return) home for the burial of his only son, who 15________________ (die) at the age of eleven. In London he 16 ________________ (act) and 17________________ (write), but again there are few certain facts about this period of his life. He 18________________ (return) to Stratford a few years before his death in 1616.

He 19________________ (be) quite well-known during his lifetime but he 20________________ (become) world-famous in the 19th century. His 38 plays have been translated into many languages and performed in theatres all over the world.

READING

Read the text and complete the exercises.

Who’s watching?

In the past couple of decades, reality TV shows have become a part of our everyday lives. They surround us at every step. They appear in TV commercials, on magazine covers, large billboards and elsewhere, and everyone from children to grown-ups talk about them. Here are just a few of the most popular shows.

In Big Brother, the competitors live together in an isolated house for three months. They cannot speak to anyone outside of the house. There are cameras in the house and they record every move they make. Each week two competitors are selected and the viewers decide which one has to leave. The last competitor in the house wins a cash prize. The first Big Brother show was broadcast in the Netherlands in 1999 and it soon became very popular.

In Survivor, a group of people are isolated on a tropical island. They are divided into teams, called ‘tribes’. Each ‘tribe’ gets tools to build a shelter but they have to find their own food on the island. The players compete in different challenges. At the end of each episode one of them has to leave. The winner of the show gets one million dollars.

The X Factor is a music competition. The contestants are people who want to become pop singers. The “X Factor” refers to a characteristic that one needs to have to become a star. The prize for the winner is usually a recording contract. The show started in the United Kingdom but is now held in many different countries.

Jamie’s Kitchen is a British documentary television series. It follows celebrity chef Jamie Oliver while he trains a group of fifteen young people. If they complete the course, the contestants get a job at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen. This was a different kind of reality show because it offered young people without a job a chance to create a future for themselves.

 

  • Answer the questions.

 

  • Why are reality shows so popular? (2 reasons)

  • Where do the competitors live during the Big Brother show?

  • Where was the first Big Brother show recorded?

  • How are the competitors in Survivor grouped together?

  • Who gives food to the competitors in Survivor?

  • What kind of competition is The X Factor?

  • What is the prize in The X Factor?

  • What is Jamie Oliver’s job?

  • How many young people does he train?

  • What is the name of Jamie’s restaurant?

 

  • Match the words from the text with their Slovenian translations.
1        curiosity

2        advertisements

3        isolated

4        selected

5        broadcast

6        shelter

7        characteristic

8        contract

9        celebrity

a        pogodba

b        izbran

c         značilnost, lastnost

d        radovednost

e        ločen, izoliran

f          oglasi

g         znana osebnost

h        predvajati

i          zatočišče

 

VOCABULARY

  • Write two reactions to each sentence. Use too or enough and the words in brackets.
  • I didn’t read this novel to the end. (interesting / boring)

It wasn’t interesting enough.                                                                                                                      

It was too boring.                                                                                                                        

  • I can’t wear those trousers. (short / fashionable)

They _________________________________________________________________ .

They _________________________________________________________________ .

  • You aren’t allowed to watch this film. (young / old)

You __________________________________________________________________ .

You __________________________________________________________________ .

  • I don’t understand this exercise. (clear / complicated)

The instructions ________________________________________________________ .

The instructions ________________________________________________________ .

  • Could you help me get the blue book from the top shelf, please? (short / tall).

I _____________________________________________________________________ .

I _____________________________________________________________________ .

  • When we went to Stratford-upon-Avon the coach couldn’t take us to the city centre. (wide / narrow).

The streets ____________________________________________________________ .

The streets ____________________________________________________________ .

  • He isn’t happy with his laptop. (slow / memory)

It ____________________________________________________________________ .

It ____________________________________________________________________ .

  • You can’t dive in this part of the lake. (deep / muddy)

The water _____________________________________________________________ .

The water _____________________________________________________________ .

  • Could you open the windows, please? (hot / air)

It ____________________________________________________________________ .

There _________________________________________________________________ .

  • We can’t go on holidays this year. (busy/ money)

We ___________________________________________________________________ .

We ___________________________________________________________________ .

  • Complete the sentences. Use a word from the same word family as the word in brackets.                                                                
  • There was only one __survivor__ (survive) in yesterday’s terrible car crash on the motorway.
  • I want to go on holiday to a ___________________ (tropic) island.
  • Larry was chosen as the ___________________ (lead) of the negotiation team.
  • It was a difficult ___________________ (decide) to move to another country.
  • I felt a sudden ___________________ (weak) in my legs and grabbed a nearby chair to stop me from falling.
  • He was the main witness in the trial and was given police ___________________ (protect).
  • If you were a ___________________ (wealth) man, what would you do with all the money?
  • A lot of people believe that money doesn’t bring you ___________________ (happy).
  • Encyclopaedias are a great source of ___________________ (use) information.
  • I had a very close ______________ (relate) with my grandma.

 

  • Animal idioms. Match the idioms 1–10 with their explanations a–j.

 

1        a dark horse a        a person who likes to be alone
2        a lone wolf b        leave things as they are
3        go to the dogs c         tell a secret by mistake
4        let the cat out of the bag d        do things in the wrong order
5        donkey’s years e        suspect that something is wrong
6        get on one’s high horse f          a person who doesn’t talk about their interests and ideas, especially someone who has a surprising skill or quality
7        put the cart before the horse g         behave as if you’re better than others
8        rain cats and dogs h        rain heavily
9        smell a rat i          be destroyed, ruined
10    let sleeping dogs lie j          a very long time

 

1 f 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____ 6 _____ 7 _____ 8 _____ 9 _____ 10 _____

 

  • Write a meaningful sentence using each idiom in Exercise 3. Use a dictionary if necessary.
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