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UNIT 2 – REVISION

GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs in brackets.

Use the present simple or the present continuous.

Beth never has (have) lunch in the cafeteria, she brings her own packed lunch.
It’s such a lovely day today that all our neighbours ________________ (have) breakfast outside.
A: What are you doing?
B: I ________________ (have) a rest.

A: I’ve just baked a new cake. Care to try it?
B: Mmm, it ________________ (taste) really sweet.

A: Have you seen the chef?
B: Yes, he ________________ (taste) desserts in the kitchen.

A: Where’s Mary?
B: She __________ (look) at some photos in her room.

A: What do you think of this dress?
B: Wow! You ________________ (look) fantastic in it.

A: Where’s Mrs Whitby?
B: She ________________ (see) her dentist.

I ________________ (not see) Winston every week, but every other week.
A: Are you planning to buy a new laptop soon?
B: I ________________ (think) about it, but I haven’t decided yet.

A: Do you know if Alison will buy one?

B: Yes, I ________________ (think) she’ll buy a Mac.

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple or the present continuous.

A: I saw Sam in the local pub the other day. 1Does he work (he / work) there?

B: Yes, he does. But I think he only 2___________________ (work) there twice a week. He 3___________________ (try) to save some money for his trip to Spain. He 4___________________ (go) there in August.

A: What 5___________________ (you / read)? Anything interesting?

B: Just an email from a friend of mine from Australia. She says she 6___________________ (come) to Europe for the summer.

My mum often 7___________________ (cook) for the whole family. There’s a lot of us, so she 8___________________ (buy) a lot of food. When she 9___________________ (make) a stew, for example, she 10___________________ (get) four pounds of meat, two pounds of potatoes and about two pounds of various vegetables. She also 11___________________ (bake) a cake for dessert. The food is delicious and we all 12___________________ (enjoy) the meal.

A: Why 13___________________ (the dog / bark)?

B: I 14___________________ (think) someone 15___________________ (try) to get into the house.

Beth 16___________________ (usually / not do) anything during the holidays. At the moment she 17___________________ (lie) in the sun looking at a magazine.

Complete the sentences with the right question tags.
Danny’s flat is number three, isn’t it?
It’s got a balcony, ________________?
His neighbours are called Winston and Lorina, ________________?
Danny doesn’t usually take the lift, ________________?
There isn’t a stadium behind his block of flats, ________________?
He works for Karim on Saturdays, ________________?
Beth has just bought some socks for Andy, ________________?
The Pringles’ parrot sang in a competition last year, ________________?
Danny read about him in the local newspaper, ________________?
Winston has just come into the shop, ________________?
I’m not too late, ________________?
Let’s listen to some music, ________________?
Please open the window, ________________? It’s rather stuffy in here.

READING

Read the text and do the exercise.

Three cases of incredibly small spaces

In the developed world we usually think bigger homes are better. Why is that? So we can spend years working very hard to pay for them? In many developing countries, living space is so expensive that people spend a lot of money to live in very small places. But, necessity is the mother of invention. Read on to learn about three examples of extremely clever use of space.

She isn’t an architect, but Brazilian Helenita Minho designed one of the narrowest houses in the world. Her home is one meter wide at the front and two metres at its widest end. The building is a real house with 2 living rooms, a kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a veranda. Helenita lives there with a family of six and a dog. At first, city officials were against construction, but agreed to it in the end.

Living spaces in Hong Kong are very small. Gary Chang has transformed his tiny one-room apartment into an eco-friendly home where space is cleverly used. With walls that can move he can transform his apartment in 24 different ways. Mr Chang hopes his innovations can improve domestic life in Hong Kong.

In Beijing, it is almost impossible to find an apartment that doesn’t cost a lot. Dai Haifei, 24, learned this after he got a job in the city. As he couldn’t pay for a flat, he built an egg-shaped mobile house and parked it outside his office. The 2-metre tall egg was made of bamboo, waterproof materials and wood shavings. It even had a window and solar panels to produce electricity. Inside were a bed, a bookcase and a water tank. Living in the egg was easy, because Dai worked until midnight each day and came home only to sleep or relax. He showered at a nearby gym and ate at nearby restaurants. Sadly, on December 1, 2010 the authorities decided that any building without a permit must be removed. Two days later, the egg was taken away while Dai was working. He only said that he would sleep at a friend’s house that night.

Complete the sentences.

In the developed world we like ________________ houses and flats.
In the developing countries even small houses and flats can be very ________________.
Helenita Minho lives in a very ________________ house.
Her house has got ________________ rooms and a ________________.
Gary Chang is an ________________ from ________________.
He has got a very ________________ flat.
Dai Haifei built his egg-shaped house because he didn’t have enough ________________ to pay for a flat.
He used ________________ and some other materials to build the egg.
He came home at ________________ every day.
He couldn’t live in the egg any more because he didn’t have a ________________.

VOCABULARY

Read the descriptions and complete the crossword.
Across:

5 A place where lots of fruit trees grow

7 A piece of equipment that you use to do the washing-up

8 A piece of equipment which running water comes out of

9 An underground room for storing things like vegetables, wine etc.

10 The room where you cook

Down:

1 The room where you sleep

2 A wooden, metal or wire structure that marks the borders of a property, for example it goes around a house

3 A piece of equipment that you use to bake meat, cakes or biscuits

4 A piece of equipment that you use to wash dirty plates, pots and cutlery

6 A storage space located under the roof

Use an English dictionary to explain these words in English.
a cottage – ____________________________________________________________
a detached house – ______________________________________________________
a semi-detached house – _________________________________________________
a terraced house – ______________________________________________________
a block of flats – ________________________________________________________
a tower block – ________________________________________________________

Describing people. Complete the table. Look at the example.
Adjective Description Noun
1 friendly describes a person who is pleasant, nice and kind friendliness
2 creative
3 intelligent
4 helpful
5 sincere
6 reliable
7 loyal
8 modest
9 strong
10 insecure
11 arrogant

Write the adjectives that best describe these people. Look at the example.
a person who is happy and cheers other people up cheerful
a person who loves adventure _____________
a person who is always full of energy and never tired _____________
a person who is often lost in his thoughts and isn’t very down-to-earth _____________
a person who has a rich imagination and original ideas _____________
a person who talks a lot _____________
a person who makes difficult decisions very quickly and doesn’t hesitate _____________
an adult person who behaves like a child _____________
a person who has a lot of ambitions _____________
a person who respects other people _____________
a person who always knocks things over or breaks them _____________

 

UNIT 1 – REVISION

 

GRAMMAR

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?

READING

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.

VOCABULARY

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.

UNIT 2 – REVISION

 

GRAMMAR

1 . Complete the text with the right form of the verbs in brackets. Use the past simple or the past continuous.

My little brother Tom is so clumsy. The day before yesterday, he 1 got (get) a pair of rollerblades for his birthday. He 2__________________ (learn) to rollerblade in front of our house. I 3__________________ (turn around) and saw that he 4__________________ (come) pretty fast towards me. I 5__________________ (shout) at him to stop. He couldn’t so he 6__________________ (bump) into me and 7_________________ (crash) into our neighbour’s fence. He 8__________________ (scrape) his knee pretty badly and it 9__________________ (bleed) for some time. But he 10__________________ (not cry) at all.
Then yesterday morning, he 11__________________ (run) round the kitchen when he 12__________________ (hit) his head against the kitchen table and 13__________________ (get) a big bump on his forehead. As if this wasn’t enough, later in the afternoon, when he 14__________________ (climb) a tree in the garden, he 15__________________ (fall) and 16__________________ (sprain) his left wrist. He 17__________________ (not cry) this time either. No matter how clumsy he is, he’s the bravest little kid I know.
2.  Complete the text with the right form of the verbs from the box. Use the past simple or the past continuous.

arrive   be   end up   escape   hit   not wear    roll   see   speed   take   talk   try   walk

I  1__was walking__ my dog the other day when I 2____________________ a bizarre accident. A teenager on a motorbike 3____________________ in a 30 kph zone and he 4____________________ a helmet. Suddenly, a ball 5____________________ onto the street in front of him. When he 6____________________ to avoid it, he 7___________________ a lamppost and 8____________________ in an open waste bin. The motorbike 9____________________ badly damaged, but the driver 10____________________ with only a couple of bruises and a terrible smell. A police car 11____________________ at the scene and two police officers 12____________________ to the boy. They 13____________________ him to the police station and confiscated* the motorbike or what was left of it.
*confiscate = zaseči

  1.  Complete the email with the right form of the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple, the present continuous, the past simple or the past continuous.
    Hi Mike,
    I 1 am writing (write) to you from a gorgeous place in Greece. I 2__________________ (stay) at a little campsite but I 3__________________ (not know) what it’s called. The lady who owns the place 4__________________ (tell) me the name when I 5__________________ (check in), but it’s so complicated that I 6__________________ (not remember) it anymore.
    Nobody here 7__________________ (speak) English very well, which 8__________________ (make) communication quite a challenge. But I must admit they 9__________________ (be) all really nice and friendly.
    Earlier today, when I 10__________________ (put up) my tent, a storm 11________________ (start) blowing really hard. Two local boys 12__________________ (offer) to give me a hand and I 13__________________ (be) more than happy to accept their help. Together we 14__________________ (manage) to put up the tent in no time.
    Right now, the sun 15__________________ (shine) again and I 16__________________ (sit) at a cafe on the beach and 17__________________ (listen) to the sound of the waves. It’s so peaceful here. Tonight I 18__________________ (meet) the two boys again. They have invited me to a traditional Greek dinner. I’m so excited. This is going to be the best holiday ever.
    I’ll be in touch again soon.
    Lara

READING

Read the text and do the exercise.

Mexican fishermen

by Christine Vrey

On 28 October 2005, three Mexican men set out on a three day shark-fishing trip. After they placed their shark-fishing equipment, they celebrated and prepared for the big catch. The next day, when they returned for their catch, they couldn’t find their expensive equipment. They spent all their fuel looking for it. When they realized they had no fuel left, they were too far away from land to row back.

After four days they had no fresh water and no food left. For three days they didn’t drink or eat anything. On the third day, they were so thirsty that they drank some sea water. But this only made them feel sick.

On the fourth day without water it started raining lightly. They cut the tops off their plastic fuel containers and washed them with sea water. When it started to rain more heavily, they were able to fill four fuel bottles.

Food was not so easy. They only ate twice in November. The first meal they had was a sea turtle that came up for some air. They lifted it out of the water, cut its head off, drank its blood and ate its raw flesh.

They continued to catch turtles and seabirds and with time they were able to catch larger fish. They salted and dried some of their meat to save it for times when they couldn’t fish.

On 9 August 2006, a Taiwanese fishing boat spotted them. They were saved! Sixteen days later, they were back at home, where their town’s people believed their survival to be a miracle.

Slovarček:

fishing equipment – ribiška oprema

fuel – gorivo

raw – surovo

row – veslati

Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? Circle.

  • The men started their trip in autumn 2005. T            F
  • They wanted to catch whales. T            F
  • They ran out of fuel while they were fishing. T            F
  • They got fresh water from the rain. T            F
  • They ate raw turtle. T            F
  • Fishermen from Taiwan found them. T            F
  • The men spent one year at sea. T            F

 VOCABULARY

  • Use the following phrases to complete the sentences.
  • do some sightseeing
  • hitchhike
  •  go on a city tour
  •  go on a cruise
  • go for a walk
  •  go backpacking
  •  buy souvenirs
  •  take photos/pictures
  •  go on a journey
  •   have a barbecue
  • Did you have a chance to do some sightseeing while you were in Madrid or was it strictly a business trip?
  • Why don’t we ____________________________ in the nearest park? We can feed the little ducklings there.
  • Here comes a tour bus. Let’s ____________________________. It’ll take us through the streets of London.
  • My aunt always ____________________________ wherever she goes. She’s got a whole room of them and she knows where she got each and every one of them.
  • After seeing the documentary on 21st century shipwrecks, I’m not sure I still want to ____________________________. If there’s an emergency, I’ll panic easily.
  • I like visiting churches, castles and museums. I always ____________________________ of the sights I see. I’ve already got nine digital photo books.
  • Shall we ____________________________ in the garden? You can grill some sausages and I’ll make a salad.
  • My brother ____________________________ every summer. He puts on his hiking boots and rucksack and he’s gone for a month at a time. He’s visited almost all of the European countries this way.
  • Oh no! We’ve missed the bus and there isn’t another one for four hours. I guess we’ll have to _____________________________.
  • Our neighbours are planning to ____________________________ across Russia. They’ll travel on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok.
  • Complete the sentences. Use a word from the same word family as the word in brackets.
  • The world’s most __poisonous__ snakes live in Australia. I certainly wouldn’t be brave enough to walk barefoot in the bushes. (poison)
  • Global ____________________ visit amazing places and learn about other cultures first hand. (travel)
  • Yesterday I saw a fantastic ____________________ on TV about growing up in Third World It’s shocking what poor conditions some children live in. (document)
  • If you are bitten by a rattle snake, getting immediate medical help is vital for ____________________. (survive)
  • It’s been a long day and I’m ____________________. I think I’ll go straight to bed. (exhaust)
  • I’m not very ____________________; I don’t like camping or sleeping in a sleeping bag, and I’m terrified of spiders and other insects that keep me awake all night long. (adventure)
  • ____________________ usually travel on a small budget, so they often hitchhike and stay at youth hostels. (backpack)
  • The ____________________ of penicillin changed the world of medicine. (discover)
  • Underline the right expression.
  • There was a major train crash in Poland in March 2012. Two passenger trains derailed / made a detour in a head-on collision. There were 16 fatalities / injuries and 58 people were injured.
  • Due to strong / heavy fog and a slippery road, 134 cars were involved in a pileup on a motorway in Istanbul in December 2011. 14 people were injured and one died. Many police and ambulance cars and fire engines hurried to the place / scene.
  • Concorde was the first supersonic passenger / voyager airliner that regularly flew from London, Heathrow to New York, JFK. It took the plane 2 hours, 2 minutes and 59 seconds from take-up / take-off in New York to touchdown in London. On 25 July 2000, Concorde crashed / collapsed soon after take-off in France, killing all passengers and crew members on deck / on board the flight, and four people on the ground.
  • On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked / hitchhiked four planes in the USA. They piloted / drove two of them into the Twin Towers in New York. Both towers crashed / collapsed within two hours. Thousands of people died.
  • In 2002, an oil tanker / oil carrier sank in the Mediterranean Sea. There was a major oil spill / oil splash that polluted thousands of kilometres of coastline and more than one thousand beaches on the Spanish, French and Portuguese coast.
  • Costa Concordia, the largest Italian cruise ship, hit a rock off the coast of Tuscany on 13 January 2012. Due to a blackout, the ship grounded near shore where it capsized / sank onto one side. 32 people were found dead and two were missing. All the others were rescued / solved.

UNIT 1 – REVISION

 

GRAMMAR

  • Circle a, b or c to complete the sentences.
  • Eva _______ two litres of water every day.

a   drink                     b   drinks            c   is drinking

  • My dad _______ dinner at the moment.

a   make                    b   makes           c   is making

  • Every year Kim _______ on a skiing holiday to the Dolomites.

a   go                         b   goes              c   is going

  • Be quiet! I _______ to watch TV.

a   try                        b   ’m trying       c   trying

  • Listen! Mary and Lucy _______ the piano.

a   play                      b   is playing      c   are playing

  • I often _______ fish.

a   eat                       b   eats              c   am eating

  • Derek _______ at 6 o’clock every morning.

a   get up                  b   gets up         c   is getting up

  • My parents _______ now.

a   rest                      b   is resting      c   are resting

  • What _______ these days?

a   do you do             b   you doing      c   are you doing

  • Oh no, it _______ again.

a   rain                      b   rains             c   ’s raining

  • Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs in brackets. Use the present continuous or the present simple.
  • My sister __has__ (have) a bath twice a week.
  • Joe __________________ (believe) in aliens and UFOs.
  • Listen! Ms Gardner __________________ (sing) a new song.
  • __________________ your parents always __________________ (leave) so early?
  • Jack __________________ (be) a very nice man.
  • What’s wrong? Why __________________ (you / look) at me like that?
  • Jim __________________ (not like) horror films.
  • A: Where’s Sarah?

B: She __________________ upstairs (sleep).

  • We can’t go out now, it __________________ (rain).
  • Look! __________________ (Susie / wear) the dress you gave her last Christmas?
  • Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs from the box. Use the present continuous or the present simple. There are two verbs too many.

be          come             develop             do             enjoy             go            have             know            not work             ride             spend             stay             try            wash

This is Vernon. He 1______comes_______ from Chicago, the Windy City. He 2___________________ most of the day in his office working at the computer. He 3___________________ new software for computer games and is very successful at what he 4___________________. He 5___________________ how important it is to have a break every now and then, so he 6___________________ on a short holiday every three months.

This week he 7___________________. He 8___________________ on holiday in Hawaii. He 9___________________ at his friend’s house. They 10___________________ a fantastic time. Right now, he 11___________________ the blue ocean waves and 12___________________ himself very much.

READING

Read the text and complete the exercise. 

“Wonderful memories of our au pair” – from Jenny, a host mum from England

When I went back to work full time, we decided to invite an au pair girl to help us take care of our three-year-old son. After lots of paperwork, emails and several Skype meetings, we chose Anita, a girl from Spain. We wanted to learn more about Spanish culture and we wanted to learn the language too. Anita was very nice. We liked her from the very start.In the beginning she didn’t speak English very well, but she learned really quickly and became very good at it. She lived with us for nine months. She prepared Spanish dishes for us and taught us some Spanish words.   Anita took care of our son and helped with the housework. She was really hard-working. She became part of our family. We had fun together and we had interesting conversations about our different cultures. At the weekends, she didn’t have to work. She spent most of her free time travelling around England with other au pairs. We’re still in contact with Anita and one day she’ll visit us again.

“My first time overseas” – from Kate, an au pair from Canada

I’ve been in Salzburg, Austria for three months now. I take care of three little boys aged five to ten. My host mother is amazing and a lot of fun and I like her children. They’re very nice and I love hearing them learn new English phrases, they learn so quickly. They’ll soon speak English better than their mum.

My main tasks are to look after the boys when they come home from school. I prepare snacks for them, play with them, help the oldest one with his homework and do some cleaning, sweeping and washing.

I don’t have to work on Sundays. At the weekends I travel around Europe with some other au pair friends. It’s so easy to get from one country to another. I’ve already been to Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia. I’m going to Paris next month!

Living with the host family isn’t always easy, but if the next six months are similar to the first three, I know I’ll never regret making the bravest and most exciting decision in my life.

Answer the questions.

  • How old was Anita?

  • What was Anita’s host mum’s name?

  • What nationality was Anita?

  • Who did Anita have to look after?

  • How long did Anita stay with the host family?

  • What’s Kate’s mother tongue?

  • What household chores does Kate do?

  • What does Kate do at the weekends?

  • Where is she going next month?

  • Does she like being an au pair?

Complete the sentences. Use a word from the same word family as the word in brackets.

 There are a lot of foreigners in Slovenia in the summer months. (foreign)

  • __________________ people are open, sociable and talkative. (communicate)
  • Most human __________________ is non-verbal. (communicate)
  • __________________ development in the mobile phone industry has greatly changed our lives. (technology)
  • Wherever you go in the world, you can always find someone who speaks English – it’s an __________________ language. (nation)
  • Speaking English well is probably one of the most __________________ skills you can learn. (use)
  • New computer programmes aren’t always more __________________ -friendly than old ones. (use)
  • Computers are __________________ if you don’t know how to use them. (use)
  • __________________ have proved that dark chocolate is actually healthy. (science)
  • In their latest research, the students reached the same results using old and new __________________ methods. (science)
  • She immediately felt a close __________________ between the two of them. (connect)
  • The __________________ between the two men was enormous. (differ)
  • Her new haircut was so __________________ from what I expected. (differ)

Teden jezikov z osmošolci

Ne samo devetarčki, tudi mi osmarčki smo se imeli fajn, čeprav smo ostali v šolskih klopeh. Obiskal nas je predstavnik gruzijskega veleposlaništva v Ljubljani. Na delavnicah smo pridobili veliko novega znanja 🙂 Gruzija, a sploh kdo ve, kje se nahaja? Po čem je znana? Kateri jezik govorijo in katero pisavo uporabljajo??? 🙂 🙂