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Unit Test 1 1 Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using the word given. 1 They’re going to get rid of all these small shops when they build the new supermarket. with They’re going to ........……….….................. all these small shops when they build the new supermarket. 2 It’s your decision whether we stay in or go out. up It’s ........……….….................. whether we stay in or go out. 3 I know I’ve done really badly in that test. mess I know I’ve really ........……….….................. that test. 4 Jerry and his boss work really well together. relationship Jerry has ........……….….................. with his colleagues. 5 I think that I’m going to win this competition. feeling I ........……….….................. that I’m going to win this competition. 6 My parents don’t think my ideas are important at all. seriously My parents don’t ........……….….................. at all. 7 Jill doesn’t often walk to college. unusual It’s ........……….….................. walk to college. 8 My grandmother always found the new coins strange when the euro was introduced. used My grandmother ........……….….................. the new coins when the euro was introduced. 9 My dad always talks when I’m watching my favourite TV programme. habit My dad has ........……….….................. when I’m watching my favourite TV programme. 10 I usually say exactly what I’m thinking. tendency I ........……….….................. say exactly what I’m thinking. 20 Photocopiable

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2 Complete each sentence using one of the verbs below in the present simple or present continuous. help

have (x2)

learn

not understand

shut

wait

work

1 I ........……….…................ for my friend to arrive – she’s a bit late. 2 She usually ........……….…................ a sandwich and a cup of coffee at lunch time. 3 The shop ........……….…................ at 5.30 pm every week day. 4 I ........……….…................ really hard this week because the exams start next Monday. 5 Ruby’s family ........……….…................ a beautiful holiday home down by the sea. 6 I ........……….…................ why the traffic is so bad today. 7 John ........……….…................ out at the school this year. 8 People ........……….…................ languages more easily when they are young. 8

3 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 In summer we go down to the beach all time. …………………………………………....................... 2 Paul hardly never comes to the photography class any more. ……………………………................ 3 It doesn’t seem to rain as frequent as it used to. …………………………………………................... 4 Mrs Reeves goes out seldom to visit friends any more. ….…………………………………………… 5 Ever so often I like to stay in and watch a video at home. ……………………………….…………… 6 I’ve asked you time after time again not to do that! ………………………………...………………….. 7 We don’t general eat a cooked meal at lunch time. ……………………………………...……………. 8 I just have to go to the doctors – I’ll be back for a while. ……………………………….……………… 8

4 Complete the sentences by using the correct form of be or do and one of the particles below. over with

away up

on without

up with

1 I want you to switch off the TV when that programme ........……….…...... . 2 We ........……….…...... Sara’s bedroom in pink and purple at the moment. 3 I don’t know what ........……….…...... Jack – he doesn’t ever come out with us any more. 4 Camels can ........……….…...... water for long journeys across the desert. 5 I’m in charge because the boss ........……….…...... at the moment. 6 The new Star Wars film ........……….…...... at the cinema next week. 7 This is really heavy – I could ........……….…...... some help here. 14

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Unit Test 1 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

do away with up to you made a mess of a really good relationship have a/the feeling take my ideas seriously unusual for Jill to never got used to a habit of talking have a tendency to

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

’m waiting has shuts ’m working have don’t understand ’s helping learn

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

all the time hardly ever as frequently as seldom goes out Every so often time after time / time and again generally in a while

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

is over ’re doing up ’s up with do without is away is on do with

3

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Unit Test 2 1 In the text below some lines are correct but some have a word that should not be there. Indicate the correct lines with a tick (✓). For the incorrect lines, write the words that should not be there.

How to resign in style 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 ............ 11 ............ 12 ............ 13 ............ 14 ............ 15 ............

He had spent the whole day thinking about what he would do, and going over the time he had been spent at Grumblethorpe and Sons. I’ve been working here for fifteen years, he thought. I’ve never have taken a day off and I’ve always worked hard. In my return I expected a pay rise or perhaps even a promotion. But nobody has ever appreciated me, never thanked me for what I’ve done. In fact, I’ve been treated like a dog. I’ve wasted the best years of my life here, but I won’t put up with it any time longer. No, this will most certainly be the last time since I ever set foot in this place, he thought, as he walked quickly down the corridor to the Managing Director’s office. He had stopped outside the office – Grumblethorpe’s secretary was away from her desk. He took off of his ID badge and the grey uniform jacket he’d always hated, carefully cut them both into small pieces, and placed them in Grumblethorpe’s in-tray. Then he was walked out of the building, stopping only to check once more that the winning lottery ticket was still in his wallet yet. 15

2 Underline the correct word for 1–9. 1 Jill’s been /gone to the concert – I don’t think she’ll be back before 11. 2 I l ived /used to live in America for a year when I was a child. 3 She ’s been studying /was studying Spanish for three years and she’s starting to speak it quite well now. 4 Jo has spent /spent six months travelling in Asia last year. 5 Have you ever been /gone to a live football match? 6 I ’ve had /had three different jobs since I left university. 7 Don dropped his bag when he was running /ran for the bus. 8 They had been /have been walking for four hours before they stopped for lunch. 9 I used to play /played a lot of tennis, but now I prefer squash. 9

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3 Put the words in bold in the correct sentence. 1 I can’t come with you – I haven’t finished my homework already.

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2 Don’t touch that wall! I’ve still finished painting it.

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3 There is yet time to enter the competition – the closing date is next Friday.

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4 Paula had just been to the house several times, so she knew her way around.

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5 I haven’t won anything currently but I’m going to keep on trying.

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6 Lately, our band is looking for a new building to rehearse in.

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7 Most people seem to get their music from the internet so far.

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8 I haven’t seen Tim nowadays – has he gone away?

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4 Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. advance notice

ages period

era term

forever whole

long

1 I haven’t been to the cinema for …………… . 2 At our school the summer …………… runs from 22 April to 15 July. 3 The …………… of the motor car may soon be over, as oil supplies are running out. 4 Sue felt that her time at college was the most exciting …………… of her life. 5 Ray often spent the …………… afternoon in the library. 6 With less than 500 fluent speakers this language could soon be lost …………… . 7 I hope it won’t be too …………… before we meet again. 8 The restaurant is very busy at weekends, so it’s best to book in …………… . 9 I can’t believe they’ve cancelled the flight at such short …………… ! 18

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Unit Test 2 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

✓ been have my ✓ ✓ time since ✓ had of ✓ ✓ was yet

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

gone lived ’s been studying spent been ’ve had was running had been used to play

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

yet just still already so far Currently nowadays lately

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

ages term era period whole forever long advance notice

3

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Unit Test 3 1 Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space

The first kiss

I

’m going (1) .......………..…. a difficult time at the moment – my mother says it happens to all teenagers. Anyway, there’s this girl who moved into my block of flats (2) .......………..…. year – she’s a couple of years older than me but the truth is I’ve wanted to kiss Samantha ever (3) .......………..…. I met her and last week I finally (4) .......………..…. up my mind that I was (5) .......………..…. to do it. On Friday I was coming up the stairs (6) .......………..…. I saw her walking down carrying two huge boxes. ‘(7) .......………..…. I help you with those?’ I asked. ‘Thanks – they’re really heavy, I think I’m (8) .......………..…. to collapse.’ I carried them to the entrance, and put the boxes down for a moment (9) .......………..…. she opened the front door. This was my opportunity – I had been wanting to do it for months and now I was really going (10) .......………..…. kiss her. ‘I just can’t put into (11) .......………..…. how I feel about you,’ I stammered. ‘So I thought I’d show you instead.’ I leant over and was (12) .......………..…. about to kiss her when my neighbour came through the door. As (13) .......………..…. as she had gone, Samantha turned to me, grabbed the boxes and said, ‘Let me give you a (14) .......………..…. of advice – stick to girls your own age!’ So that’s it for me – I think I’ve gone (15) .......………..…. girls completely for the moment. 15

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2 Underline the correct future form for 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wi ll /Shall you pass me the sugar, please? The school term will finish /finishes next Friday. By next month I will have been living /will be living here for exactly three years. By the time I get home, the programme is starting /will have started. The match is about to /due to start at 3 o’clock. Don’t forget, I ’m taking /going to take you out for dinner tomorrow at 8. I ’ll help /’m going to help you fix the car, if you like. Did you see the weather forecast? – it’s going to /will rain all weekend. Don will /was going to drive to the shops but then he decided to walk. 9

3 Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. advantage reward

aspect secret

pleasure story

point surprise

progress

1 I’ll keep your ........……….…................ – I promise I won’t tell anyone. 2 It came as a ........……….…................ to everybody when Sheila failed her exams. 3 My grandfather began to tell us another ........……….…................ about his childhood. 4 You need to work much harder if you want to make ........……….…................ in this course. 5 It gave great ........……….…................ to their parents when John and Sue got married. 6 First of all I want to focus on the most important ........……….…................ of this problem. 7 He banged the desk to emphasize the ........……….…................ he was trying to make. 8 The ........……….…................ of air travel is the speed of the journey. 9 I would like to see some financial ........……….…................ for all my hard work. 18

4 Add the correct particles to complete the phrasal verbs. 1 find by accident; find when not actually looking for

come ........……….….

2 produce an idea

come ........……….….

3 become available (e.g. a new product)

come ........……….….

4 happen unexpectedly

come ........……….….

5 experience a bad period, suffer

go

........……….….

6 stop liking something

go

........……….….

7 leave home/office, etc. for a short time

go

........……….….

8 go to another town/country, etc. for more than one day

go

........……….…. 8

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Unit Test 3 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

through last/this since made going when Shall/Can about/going while/as to words just soon piece/bit/word off

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Will finishes will have been living will have started due to ’m taking ’ll help ’s going to was going to

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

secret surprise story progress pleasure aspect point advantage reward

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

come across come up with come out come up go through go off go out go away

3

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Unit Test 4 1 Read the text and 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.

The easy life? It is easy to assume that life as a top sports star is both easy and glamorous. But this is to completely (1) ...………......……… the reality of what goes on behind the scenes. From a very early age athletes must be absolutely (2) ...………......……… to their sport. But (3) ...………......……… on its own is not enough – they need to be fiercely (4) ...………......……… in order to succeed, and must never allow themselves to be (5) ...………......……… by setbacks. Successful sports stars can, of course, become very wealthy, in (6) ...………......……… to being world-famous, but can be at a severe (7) ...………......……… in their social development. It is therefore important to (8) ...………......……… that they receive a reasonably balanced upbringing and to (9) ...………......……… their experience beyond the daily grind of practice and competition in order to (10) ...………......……… them to deal with the constant pressures that success can bring.

UNDERSTAND COMMIT DETERMINE AMBITION COURAGE ADD ADVANTAGE SURE BROAD ABLE

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2 Underline the correct word for 1–7. 1 Don loves football, whereas /even so he can’t stand rugby. 2 Even though /In spite of her many good qualities, Ruth is the most boring person I know. 3 French cuisine is said to be the best in the world. Nevertheless/Despite, Italian food is my favourite. 4 My girlfriend likes to stay at home most nights while/nevertheless I prefer to go out. 5 Jackie has had a very difficult life, while /yet she always remains cheerful. 6 However /Although we wanted to go to Spain this year, we ended up having a holiday in Greece. 7 I am a big fan of opera. I don’t often go to see a live performance, yet /h owever. 14

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3 Match sentence beginnings 1–8 with endings a–h. 1 Paul couldn’t meet me for lunch

……

a David caught a bad cold.

2 Since the weather’s so good,

……

b she had to collect the children from school.

3 You need to go to sleep now

……

c I don’t have many friends at school.

4 As a result of swimming in the river, ……

d but I also gave her a big present.

5 I turned the TV up

……

e we should go for a swim this afternoon.

6 Apart from John and Andrea,

……

f because he was too busy at work.

7 I not only sent her a card

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g in order to be rested in the morning.

8 On top of working all day,

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h so that I could hear the programme. 8

4 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 If you’re not back by midnight, I’m going to have to put a stop with you going out. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 Although he wasn’t familiar to the language he soon learnt to communicate. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 I can’t believe June and Robin have broken off – they seemed so happy together. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 This film contains violence and is not aimed on younger children. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 It’s getting late – I didn’t plan with staying so long. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 Diana was tired on constantly picking up her daughter’s clothes. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 7 Many green vegetables are high up important vitamins. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 8 Roy was so proud with himself when he passed all his exams. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

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Unit Test 4 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

misunderstand committed determination ambitious discouraged addition disadvantage ensure broaden enable

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

whereas In spite of Nevertheless while yet Although however

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

f e g a h c d b

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

put a stop to familiar with broken up aimed at plan on tired of high in proud of

3

4

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Unit Test 5 1 Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Trouble at work I used to work at the local supermarket every Saturday. But one day I was called into the manager’s office. ‘I have received a serious (1) …… about your behaviour. Your colleague, Sara, has (2) …… me that she saw you take money from the till,’ he began. ‘I can’t understand why she would (3) ...... this kind of accusation,’ I replied. ‘I don’t want to discuss this matter. I (4) ...... that you leave the shop at once’ was all he said. I began to (5) ...... but Mr Bradshaw refused to listen. As I left the shop I saw someone running across the car park opposite. It was Sara – she was the (6) ...... of my troubles and now was my chance to find the (7) ...... why she had lied. I ran (8) ...... her and soon (9) ...... up with her. ‘Why on earth did you lie to Bradshaw?’ I almost screamed at her. ‘I owe you an (10) ...... . I’m in trouble – I had to get that money but I knew they were going to catch me, so I pretended it was you. I (11) ...... I’ll make it up to you.’ She was scared, and although I was having (12) ...... understanding her (13) ......, something in her eyes made her story sound (14) ...... . But why should I get the (15) ...... for something I didn’t do? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

complaint said have insist deny cause meaning into made apology mean problem decision realistic threat

B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B

objection told give confirm demand force purpose after took admission promise doubt explanation promising cause

C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C

blame explained make make protest effect answer with went argument say harm truth convincing blame

D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

protest stated put force criticise origin reason over caught offering decide trouble answers positive effect 15

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2 Write the words in the correct order to make sentences. 1 shopping she had said that she been

She …………………………………………………

2 friends said Rob staying he that with was

He .………………………………………………….

3 help they would me they said lunch that after

They .……………………………………………….

4 pocket asked more money my I dad for

I .…………………………………………………….

5 she many magazines had asked how I

I ……………………………………………………..

6 was I Cara she busy asked whether

I ……………………………………………………..

7 him Jon marry to asked Sally

Jon ………………………………………………..…

8 with her me help garden my aunt to her asked

My aunt .…………………………………………… 8

3 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 Jenny promised me to bring back a present from her holiday. ………………………………….......... 2 My teacher is always criticizing with me for being late for school. .…………………………….......... 3 You can’t blame on me for all the problems in your life. ……………………………………………….. 4 My neighbour explained me that she wanted to cut down the tree. ………………………………….. 5 The man denied to being anyway near the scene of the crime. ……………………………………… 6 She convinced that I could become a professional singer. …………………………………………….. 7 My parents persuaded to me that I should apply to university. ………………………………………… 8 We never stopped talking and we discussed about so many different things. ………………………. 9 The thieves admitted on stealing a large sum of money. ……………………………………………… 18

4 Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. advantage complaint

agreement contact

argument conversation

attention effect

use

1 My teacher made a ........………… about me to the principal. 2 After lengthy negotiations they managed to come to an ........………… . 3 Lots of charities can make ........………… of old clothing and other household goods. 4 I had a stupid ........………… with my brother about which TV programme to watch. 5 I had a long ........………… with Aunt Judith on the phone today. 6 The constant sun is having a terrible ........………… on my skin. 7 Jill finally made ........………… with her brother who was travelling in India. 8 Rod decided to take ........………… of the good weather and go for a long walk. 9 It’s important to pay ........………… to the road signs when driving in a foreign country. 9

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Unit Test 5 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

A B C A C A D B D A B D B C C

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

She said that she had been shopping. He said that Rob was staying with friends. They said that they would help me after lunch. I asked my dad for more pocket money. I asked how many magazines she had. I asked Cara whether she was busy. Jon asked Sally to marry him. My aunt asked me to help her with her garden.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

promised to bring (me) criticizing me blame me explained that denied being convinced me persuaded me discussed so many admitted (to) stealing

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

complaint agreement use argument conversation effect contact advantage attention

3

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Unit Test 6 1 In the text below some lines are correct but some have a word that should not be there. Indicate the correct lines with a tick (✓). For the incorrect lines, write the words that should not be there.

Decisions, decisions 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 ............ 11 ............ 12 ............ 13 ............ 14 ............ 15 ............

My parents can’t stop with worrying about my future. They say if I keep putting off making decisions I’ll end up in missing out on opportunities in life. I tell them it’s OK, I’m not desperate for to decide on a career just yet. To keep them happy though, I made up an appointment with a career’s advisor. I told her that while I had no objection to hard work, I preferred to do the kind of job where I could have the fun. She recommended a couple of entertainment companies and suggested paying them a visit. I didn’t want to rush into anything so I haven’t contacted them yet. In fact, I think I might continue on with my studies. I can’t help it feeling that work might be a bit boring. Going off travelling for a year appeals itself to me, too. I don’t really care where I go – I’d just like to see some new places. I know my parents they would rather I got a job straight away, but I’m just not ready for it. If I’ve got to work for the next forty years or so, I think I’ll enjoy having myself a good time for a bit longer first. 15

2 Underline the correct word for 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Jo began /continued driving even though she had lost her licence Karl continued /went o n to become one of the finest violinists of his time. After they broke up, Sam always tried to avo id /stop meeting his old girlfriend. I’m wondering /thinking whether to go to university. Sally really remembers /reminds me of her grandmother. I don’t want to go sightseeing – I’d prefer /p refer to go to the beach Nancy said that she wouldn’t matter /mind looking after the dog while we’re away. I like /want the way you’ve done your hair today. Bob is amazing! He really doesn’t care /matter what people think of him. 9

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3 Add the correct particles to complete the phrasal verbs. 1 not change from

keep ....…..

2 not get involved in

keep ....…..

3 follow at the same speed as s.o./sth

keep ....…..

4 give s.o. a place to sleep

put ....…..

5 stop s.o. from concentrating

put ....…..

6 delay doing sth until later

put ....…..

7 put sth into the place where it is kept

put ....…..

8 put clothes onto your body

put ....….. 8

4 Choose the correct form of the verb to complete each sentence. adapt divide

apply exchange

concentrate limit

congratulate treat

depend

1 Jim carefully .......………...…… his birthday cake into twelve equal slices. 2 Vera .......………...…… her dollars for pesos when she crossed the Mexican border. 3 Strict rules of behaviour .......………...…… to all visitors to the palace. 4 They decided to .......………...…… the number of wedding guests to 100. 5 If I .......………...…… on a phone number for a few minutes I can remember it forever. 6 How long it takes .......………...…… on how fast you work. 7 Paul’s parents .......………...…… him to a holiday when he passed his exams. 8 I’m finding it hard to .......………...…… to the climate since I moved to Australia. 9 The manager ran on to the pitch to .......………...…… the team on their unexpected victory. 18

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Unit Test 6 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

with in for up ✓ ✓ the ✓ on it itself ✓ they ✓ myself

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

continued went on avoid wondering reminds ’d prefer mind like care

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

keep to keep out of keep up with put up put off put off put away put on

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

divided exchanged apply limit concentrate depends treated adapt congratulate

3

4

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Unit Test 7 1 Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space.

Family life In a big family like mine you have a (1) ...…………..... of arguments. (2) ...…………..... weekend, for example, we have been trying to decide on our summer holiday. (3) ...…………..... is amazing how difficult this kind of decision can be when you have to consider so (4) ...…………..... different ideas. It can be hard enough for two people to agree, but (5) ...…………..... are eight of us! My mum wants to go to the mountains, but (6) ...…………..... else does. (7) ...…………..... three of my brothers want to go to the beach, but that’s the (8) ...…………..... place my dad refuses to go. (9) ...…………..... of my parents wants to go abroad – (10) ...…………..... say it’s too expensive. Unfortunately, my sister Sonya wants to go to Disney World®. Dad says fine, so long as she pays for (11) ...…………..... . Of course, my older sister wants to go away with her friends, but Mum says she too young to go on holiday on her (12) ...…………..... . And me? I’ll go anywhere. (13) ...…………..... I’d really like is if (14) ...…………..... could just agree with each (15) ...…………..... on something for once. 15

2 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 I’m going to stay in bed today – I’ve got the cold. ………………………………………………………………. 2 Dan and Erica enjoyed having the parties at their new house. ………………………………………………………………. 3 What a fun we had at the beach last summer! ………………………………………………………………. 4 Are you going to the university when you finish school? ………………………………………………………………. 5 A lot of work I do involves computers. ………………………………………………………………. 6 Ben plays the tennis every weekend. ………………………………………………………………. 7 I had the light lunch before I went swimming. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Do you want to go to cinema tomorrow evening? ………………………………………………………………. 8

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2 Underline the correct word for 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

It’s not wo rth /no harm putting the washing out – it’s going to rain. What’s no point /the point in walking to the shops? It’s much quicker to drive. There’s no sense /no good in worrying – you can’t change the situation. It’s no use /no sense blaming her for your own mistakes. There’s no point /no harm in borrowing a few of her clothes – she won’t mind. Do you think that new film was sense /wo rt h waiting for? There’s no point /the point in trying to win – we can’t beat them. Where’s the sense / the use in working if you’re not being paid? It’s no go od /no point sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. 9

4 Put the words in bold in the correct sentence. 1 Can you give me a fright with the washing up, please?

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2 I can’t tell the apart between butter and margarine.

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3 Greg and Howard are twins – most people can’t tell them difference.

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4 You gave me a hand when you banged on the window.

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5 The travel agent can give explanation on finding a hotel.

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6 To tell the lie, I’ve never really liked Matt’s girlfriend.

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7 She gave no advice for arriving an hour late for the meeting.

………………………

8 The police asked me to give a truth of the attacker.

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9 My mum always knows when I’m telling a description – apparently I don’t look at her.

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Unit Test 7 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

lot This/Last It many there nobody/no-one All one/only Neither they herself/it own What everybody/everyone/we other

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

a cold having parties What fun to university the work plays tennis a light lunch the cinema

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

not worth the point no sense no use no harm worth no point the sense no good

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

hand difference apart fright advice truth explanation description lie

3

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Unit Test 8 1 Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Mentoring Many adults in America and increasing numbers elsewhere (1) ...... part in mentoring schemes. A mentor is an adult who provides support and friendship to a young person. There are (2) ...... different (3) ...... of mentoring: passing on skills, sharing experiences, offering guidance. Sometimes the most (4) ...... thing to do is just listen. Mentoring is open to anybody – no particular (5) ...... experience is required, just a desire to make a (6) ...... to the life of a young person who needs help. This may seem a difficult thing at first, but many people find they have a real (7) ...... for it. The support of a mentor can play an important (8) ...... in a child’s development and can often make up (9) ...... a lack of guidance in a young person’s life. It can also improve young people’s (10) ...... towards society and build up their (11) ...... in dealing with life’s challenges. For the mentor, it can be incredibly rewarding to know that they have had a significant (12) ...... on a child and helped to give them the best possible (13) ...... in life. Indeed, it is not only adults who are (14) ...... of taking on this role. There is now an increasing (15) ...... for teenagers to mentor younger children, for example by helping them with reading or other school work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

hold number approaches helpful trained move ability piece to attitude knowledge change availability able want

B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B

give numerous means willing expert switch skill part for impression belief result risk capable wish

C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C

take multiple manners kind professional difference strength role with approach confidence factor chance good demand

D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

form masses ways recommended skilled distance talent section over conduct hope influence ability efficient lack 15

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2 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 That cut looks bad – I think you must go to the hospital. …………………………………………………………… 2 It is not allowed for you to wear jewellery at this school. …………………………………………………………… 3 I mustn’t remember to post this letter – it’s really important. …………………………………………………………… 4 The teachers make us to go outside even when it’s raining. …………………………………………………………… 5 You mustn’t bring your own paints to the art class, but it’s a good idea. …………………………………………………………… 6 Carl needn’t to hurry, because he had plenty of time. …………………………………………………………… 7 My little sister can already read when she was four. …………………………………………………………… 8 Why don’t you get Jim help you move the furniture? …………………………………………………………… 9 There’s no need paying the bus driver if you’ve already got a ticket. …………………………………………………………… 18

3 Underline the correct word in 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

We’ve been driving for three hours – I’m sure it mustn’t/can’t be much further. This could not/may not be the right thing to do, but I’m going to do it anyway. Should/Ought we bring some warm clothes in case the weather changes? I must/should have gone to work this morning, but I was too tired. The teacher suggested/advised that we finish the discussion after school. We always suggest/recommend people to read our brochure before booking a course. You ’re better/’d better ask your brother if you want to borrow his bike. They should/may well decide to move if he gets a new job. I’m sure/likely Ruby has dyed her hair – it used to be much darker. 9

4 Complete each sentence with a suitable particle. 1 Jackie turned …………… the offer of a lift because she wanted to walk. 2 The concert was so popular they had to turn a lot of people …………… . 3 Most of the story is true, but they made …………… some of the details. 4 Can you speak up? I can’t make …………… what you’re saying. 5 I lost touch …………… my cousins after they moved to India. 6 Sally lost interest …………… her course when she was offered a modelling contract. 7 Roy had always suffered from a fear …………… the dark. 8 I have no recollection …………… staying in this house before. 8

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Unit Test 8 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

C B D A C C D B B A C D C B C

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

you’ll have to/you should You are not allowed to I must remember to/I mustn’t forget to make us go You don’t have to Carl didn’t need to could already read get Jim to help you no need to pay

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

can’t may not Should should suggested recommend ’d better may sure

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

down away up out with in of of

3

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Unit Test 9 1 Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using the word given. 1 If she hadn’t helped me, I couldn’t have finished the decorating. able If she hadn’t helped me, I wouldn’t ............………………………....... the decorating. 2 I won’t lend you my skirt unless you promise to look after it. if I won’t lend you my skirt ............………………………....... promise to look after it. 3 Jim said he would tidy the house only if Ruth helped him. not Jim said he would ............………………………....... Ruth helped him. 4 I didn’t feel hungry, despite missing dinner. even I didn’t feel hungry, ............………………………....... dinner. 5 Carmen regretted not visiting her grandmother more while she was alive. wished Carmen ............………………………....... her grandmother more while she was alive. 6 You might become rich, but you still wouldn’t be happy. even You wouldn’t be happy ............………………………....... rich. 7 Don became very wealthy by selling used cars. fortune Don ............………………………....... selling used cars. 8 Kira didn’t say anything about her illness last night. made Kira ............………………………....... her illness last night. 9 Hal found something unexpectedly when he cleared out the attic. discovery Hal ............………………………....... when he cleared out the attic. 10 I didn’t want to create difficulties for Robin by mentioning our disagreement. cause I didn’t want to ............………………………....... by mentioning our disagreement.

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2 Match sentence beginnings 1-8 with endings a-h. 1 If you pass me the bread,

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a my parents would understand me better.

2 If they really listened to me,

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b you might not have missed your plane.

3 If we had got to the cinema sooner, ……

c we might go to the beach this weekend.

4 If Sam hadn’t eaten so much,

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d we would have seen the start of the film.

5 If Jane hadn’t forgotten the key,

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e I’ll make you a sandwich.

6 If the weather is good,

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f you should pass all your exams.

7 If we had left earlier,

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g he wouldn’t feel ill now.

8 If you work really hard,

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h we could have opened the door. 8

3 Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. dealing guidance

employees importance

equipment preference

expertise

1 Do you have a ..………....... for a room with a view of the mountains? 2 All ..………....... must wear an identity badge while working in the factory. 3 Career’s officers can give useful ..………....... about finding a job. 4 The computer room has now been fitted with brand new ..………....... . 5 You should be careful when ..………....... with poisonous chemicals. 6 Children should understand the ..………....... of good manners. 7 The new lecturer has a great deal of ..………....... in the field of ancient history. 14

4 Underline the correct word for 1–8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Take this umbrella – it’s fl owing/pouring with rain out there. The dog jumped straight into the river and splashed/poured me with water. My car has broken down completely – the engine is fl owing/leaking oil. The teacher pointed/exhibited at the map on the classroom wall. The cyclist put his arm out to point/indicate that he wanted to turn left. Joan always combined/associated the smell of honey with her childhood on the farm. I sometimes combine/unite a shopping trip with a visit to the library. The TV is united/attached to the video machine by means of a cable. 8

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Unit Test 9 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

have been able to finish if you don’t not tidy the house unless even though I had missed wished she had visited even if you became made a/his fortune from made no mention of/no reference to made an unexpected discovery cause Robin a problem/any problems

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

e a d g h c b f

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

preference employees guidance equipment dealing importance expertise

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

pouring splashed leaking pointed indicate associated combine attached

3

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Unit Test 10 1 Read the text and 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.

Safe driving Some people come to the (1) ...………......……… that frequent road accidents are just an (2) ...………......……… part of modern life. In fact, all drivers have the (3) ...………......……… to alter this situation with a simple change in attitude. Whereas the vast (4) ...………......……… of drivers are relatively safe and are rarely involved in a serious accident, a worrying (5) ...………......……… drive at such speed that the (6) ...………......……… error can be fatal. This is obviously (7) ...………......……… . It is also essential for all drivers to take into (8) ...………......……… different road conditions – poor light, fog or rain, for instance. Finally, remember that human behaviour is (9) ...………......……… – another driver may make an (10) ...………......……… turn or slow down suddenly, so always try to think ahead.

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2 Write these sentences in the active form. 1 The play will be performed three times a week. They ............................................………………………......…………………… 2 The Jurassic Park films were directed by Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg ............................................………………………......……… 3 I was left a large amount of money by my grandfather when he died. My grandfather ............................................………………………......………… 4 That letter couldn’t have been sent by my uncle. My uncle ............................................………………………......………………… 5 A presentation is going to be made at the end of the conference. They ............................................………………………......…………………… 6 All necessary arrangements will be made by the travel agent. The travel agent ............................................………………………......……… 7 The building work should have been finished by now. They ............................................………………………......…………………… 14

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3 Match sentences 1–4 with a–d and sentences 5–8 with e–h. 1 Some people say that oil is healthier than butter.

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2 Oil is certainly healthier than butter.

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3 Newspapers say that oil is healthier than butter.

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4 Many people believe that oil is healthier than butter.

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a b c d

It It It It

is is is is

thought that oil is healthier than butter. reported that oil is healthier than butter. known that oil is healthier than butter. said that oil is healthier than butter.

5 It is understood that the suspect has left the country.

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6 It is believed that the suspect has left the country.

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7 It is known that the suspect has left the country.

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8 It is reported that the suspect has left the country.

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e f g h

Without doubt, the suspect has left the country. Apparently, the suspect has left the country. We have read that the suspect has left the country. People think that the suspect has left the country.

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4 Add the correct particles to complete the phrasal verbs. 1 take care of

look ……....

2 look for information in a book

look ……....

3 be careful to notice

look ……....

4 feel superior to

look ……....

5 respect

look ……....

6 return money that was borrowed

pay ……....

7 result in a benefit

pay ……....

8 spend a large sum of money

pay …….... 8

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Unit Test 10 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

conclusion unavoidable ability majority minority slightest unacceptable consideration unpredictable unexpected

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

They will perform the play three times a week. Steven Spielberg directed the Jurassic Park films. My grandfather left me a large amount of money when he died. My uncle couldn’t have sent that letter. They are going to make a presentation at the end of the conference. The travel agent will make all necessary arrangements. They should have finished the building work by now.

3 1d

2c

3b

4a

5f

6h

7e

8g

4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

look after look up look out for look down on look up to pay back pay off pay out

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Unit Test 11 1 In the text below some lines are correct but some have a word that should not be there. Indicate the correct lines with a tick (✓). For the incorrect lines, write the words that should not be there.

The mystery package 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 ............ 11 ............ 12 ............ 13 ............ 14 ............ 15 ............

A strange thing which happened to me when I was walking home late one night. It had started raining and I was standing in a doorway for sheltering from the rain when a large, black car came by very fast and then pulled itself up next to a wall. A man who he had been sitting on the back seat got out and threw a package over the wall. He drove off and I decided to take a look. There was a tree growing in the place was where he had thrown it and the package had got himself stuck on a branch. I tried to reach it but it was high up and the tree wasn’t strong enough to climb. I stood there and wondering what was going on. What was in the package and why had he thrown it over the wall? The thing of which really puzzled me – was the man throwing away from the package or trying to leave it in a place to where he could find it later? Suddenly, I heard a noise and turned to see the man with who had thrown the package standing behind me, holding a gun. 15

2 Underline the correct word for 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

The books that /wh o Sonia reads are mostly detective novels. The cinema, which /that was getting very old, has been knocked down. George likes the kind of party when /where everyone wears outrageous clothes. My father, which /wh o is nearly 60, is going to retire next year. She is a director whose /which films are nearly always good. Mid-summer, when /that the days are really long, is my favourite time of year. The food which /where I most enjoy is pasta and pizza. My friend, that /whose father is an actor, gave me free tickets to the play. Roy got top marks in the exam, which /that surprised him as much as anyone. 9

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3 Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. Make sure that the verbs are in the correct form. achieve failure

achievement manage

effort succeed

fail success

try

1 Sindy lost all her money after the .…………....... of her business. 2 At last they .…………....... to reach the top of the mountain. 3 I .…………....... following your advice, but it didn’t help. 4 You could make more of a/an .…………....... to keep your room tidy. 5 Franco .…………....... in collecting €1000 for the local children’s home. 6 This award is a fantastic .…………....... for the whole company. 7 A search party was organized after they .…………....... to arrive at the hostel. 8 After all their preparations the party was a great .…………....... . 9 More students than ever have .…………....... A-grades in this year’s exams. 18

4 Change the words in bold to the correct part of speech. 1 I get very annoying when people with jobs and houses say they’re poor. ……………………… 2 Meeting such a successful athlete made a very strong impress on Philip. ……………………… 3 Jenny found the network of old streets near the hotel confusion.

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4 It was a complete shocking to hear about her friend’s accident.

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5 That film was so scared I had to keep closing my eyes.

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6 The parachute jump was the most frightened thing June had ever done. ……………………… 7 It’s really frustration when you cook a meal and nobody will eat it.

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8 At the end of the race Dennis was completely exhausting.

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Test 11 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

which ✓ for itself he ✓ was himself ✓ and of from to with ✓

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

that which where who whose when which whose which

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

failure managed tried effort succeeded achievement failed success achieved

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

annoyed impression confusing shock scary frightening frustrating exhausted

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Unit Test 12 1 Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space

The mystery of Granny’s letter The day after his grandmother died, David opened the letter. ‘There is something important which belongs (1) .......………..…. me in the garden of the house where I was born. I’m counting (2) .......………..…. you to find it,’ was all it said. (3) .......………..…. to his mother, Granny Dunston had been born in Cambridge. That was (4) .......………..…. information to begin looking and he knew he could find out a (5) .......………..…. more if he tried. As (6) .......………..…. as he could find the time, he caught a train to Cambridge and went to the main library. There was plenty (7) .......………..…. information and by checking old newspapers and birth records he managed to find the address. He went off in (8) .......………..…. of the house, but found to (9) .......………..…. surprise that it had been knocked (10) .......………..…. and a supermarket built over it. He tried to (11) .......………..…. out where the garden would have been and decided it was (12) .......………..…. than likely under the supermarket car park. He realized he would never find out the secret now, but at (13) .......………..…. he felt he knew a (14) .......………..…. bit more about Granny Dunston (15) .......………..…. before. 15

2 Correct the mistakes in these sentences. 1 My health has got worser since I stopped exercising regularly. ………………………………………………………………. 2 People are always telling me I’m not as clever than my sister. ………………………………………………………………. 3 I don’t want to be late so we’ll have to get up more early tomorrow. ………………………………………………………………. 4 Jim is always laughing – he’s the happyest person I know. ………………………………………………………………. 5 Wild Tigers is the better film I have ever seen. ………………………………………………………………. 6 Shirley’s new house is least than a mile from the beach. ………………………………………………………………. 7 Our next door neighbours have a much bigger garden than we. ………………………………………………………………. 8 I find the guitar is most difficult to play than the piano. ………………………………………………………………. 8

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3 Underline the correct word for 1–9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

There’s no need to get so /s o mu ch angry with me – it wasn’t my fault. Paula has got so mu ch /so many CDs she can’t fit them all in her room. There are such a lot /such a lot of good concerts on I don’t know which one to go to. Fred’s parents think he watches too many /too mu ch TV. The lifeguard said it was t oo /too mu ch dangerous to swim in the sea. We don’t need to take too mu ch /too many clothes because the weather will be really hot. I’ve had enough of /plenty o f your lies and ridiculous stories! Robert didn’t know enough of /enough Spanish to explain what he wanted to say. If you don’t want the job, there are plenty of /plenty people who would love to do it. 9

4 Form a noun from each of these words 1 amazing

…………………

2 relaxed

…………………

3 sad

…………………

4 improve

…………………

5 solve

…………………

6 delightful

…………………

7 exciting

…………………

8 tire

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9 disappointing

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Unit Test 12 Key 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

to on According enough lot/bit/little soon of search his down work/find/figure more least little/tiny than

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

worse as clever as earlier happiest best less than/at least than us/than we do more difficult

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

so so many such a lot of too much too too many enough of enough plenty of

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

amazement relaxation sadness improvement solution delight excitement tiredness disappointment

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First Certificate Skills Use of English Answers Unit 1 The present 1.1 The present Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

✓ A re you staying in a hotel? Do you like the food here? ✓ ✓ A re you having an interesting holiday? ✓ Do you understand much of our language?

leave am/’m trying eat Do you understand goes Do you like cost don’t know am/’m doing is/are playing wears are you being don’t want am/’m waiting Is anyone using

✓ They don’t have/aren’t having a lot of fun at work. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ We have lunch at about 1 pm every day. Have they go t any children?

1.2 Habits and normality A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

I tend to have more energy in the morning. You’re always criticizing other people. My mother has a tendency to worry too much. She would feel exhausted at the end of every day. Ken wasn’t use to being so poor. I’m not accustomed to driving this kind of car. Frank tends not/doesn’t tend to tell lies. Ian is used to sorting out other people’s problems for them.

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As a child, he would play some kind of sport every day. Zoe has a habit of making jokes about her problems.

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

regular ordinary normal everyday typical usual common average frequent normal

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

(quite) common for people to has a habit of saying have/’ve got used/accustomed to travelling is it usual for people (ever) get used to working not normal for me it is rare for Noel is not/isn’t used to working has a tendency to panic get used to giving

1.3 Frequency A always invariably

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 C 1 2 3 4 5 6

(too) many times over and over again time and again time after time

sometimes now and again from time to time once in a while

almost never seldom

normally As a rule periodically frequently generally constantly regularly occasionally continually rarely

all hardly often then most every

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1.4 Word focus Phrasal verbs: be & do A 1 2 3 4 5 6

out of up to over away on up

B 1 2 3 4

need redecorated manage without get rid of

Word formation: adjective suffixes C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

memorable personal useful historic additional cultural missing marvellous peaceful energetic

Collocations D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

do make have take have have causing/(having)/(making) make making/(taking) make make makes make take make make cause/have make take make

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Word sets E 1 2 3 4

includes involves contains consists

1 2 3 4

particular single individual unique

1 2 3 4

earn gain achieve win

ECCE Practice 1 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

c d a d c c c c

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

b a c d c d a a

FCE Practice 1 Part 4 1 2 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

a as ✓ one they ✓ to about ✓ ✓ on you the do ✓

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Unit 2 The past 2.1 The past Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

✓ What did you do yesterday? ✓ ✓ ✓ I used to live in a different city. We m oved to this city when I was nine. I have supported this football team since I was a child. I’ve always enjoyed football. ✓

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

was died used to be stayed was living had got had finished formed made made had been making had been touring was had been had

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

has become started has won died won became has started has become won were losing scored have never been

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

C B D B A C D A B C

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A C A B D A D A C B

2.2 First & last A 1 2 3 4 5 6 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

the third time I’ve asked you she has (ever) driven were the last words/words were the last he (ever) said she had (ever) had last time she (ever) mentioned the last time I (ever)/I’ll ever/I’m ever going to have to

record they’ve (ever) made (been) years since I (last) went I’ve written time I’ve (ever) met time I’ve had I (ever) trusted) since she (last) got film I’ve (ever) seen, two years since Fiona went person I’ve (ever) met since we moved my dad will ever lend

2.3 Time adverbs and prepositions 1 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5 6

D B C A B C D D C B A A

Nothing interesting has happened in the past couple of weeks. Young people don’t want that kind of thing any more. I saw Elaine at a party recently./I recently saw Elaine at a party. I knew his name because we’d already met each other. She’s been having a lot of problems lately./Lately she’s been having a lot of problems. I was just writing a letter to him when he rang me.

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Are you still working for the same company? Have you already finished your work?/Have you finished your work already? They still live in the same place. I contacted them last week but they haven’t replied yet. Have you had anything to eat yet? I’d hardly solved one problem before another one came up. I still don’t understand what happened. I had just fallen asleep when a noise outside woke me up.

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

past still yet nowadays already any longer

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

C D A A B C D B

2.4 Periods of time 1 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

only lasted (for) five minutes took me three years to/took three years for me to spent three hours cleaning months passed before I’ve wasted this/the afternoon will take (her) about (I) passed the journey chatting with will it take (for) you

2.5 Periods of time 2 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 B 1 2 3 4 5

B D A C D A B C A C

term era advance time notice

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time the some ✓

2.6 Word focus Phrasal verbs: bring & take A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

took (A) took (B) takes (B) bring (B) takes (A) brought (A) brought (A) take (A) brought (B) take (A)

Word formation: noun suffixes B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

entertainment existence popularity behaviour variety competitions reactions strangers publicity stardom

Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

makes no sense to/doesn’t make (any) sense to having problems getting made no/didn’t make any reference to take care of your belongings did damage to the industry (suddenly) lost his temper have a reason for being took no notice of/didn’t take any notice of

Prepositional phrases: preposition + noun D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

in on on On in in in on in on

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c d d c a c b d

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

b c a d b a d c

FCE Practice 2 Part 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

to and be of because had the more an At was as have During which

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Unit 3 The future 3.1 The future Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6

B B A B B B

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Is giving up ’s going to do ’ll tell ‘s going to regret won’t get ’ll find ’ll be ’s going ’s going to take ’s looking

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

starts ’m not taking part are playing ’ll be ’ll be performing will be going ’s going to be ’ll let ’ll send ’ll write

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

are you doing ’m meeting/’m going to meet ’ll look won’t be able to goes on I’ll be sitting/I’m going to be sitting doesn’t end won’t believe/’re not going to believe ’m going to start ’m seeing ’m not doing/won’t be doing Shall we fix up Shall we meet ’ll see

D 1 2 3 4 5

is due to arrive is about to start is to be held was going to phone you are to call

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I’m just about to were due to/going to get was due to be paid it was to be/was going to be he was about to lose he was to regret on the point of going

3.2 Time conjunctions A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

once you’ve made up after hearing/after they have heard before answering/before you have answered won’t see her until after making sure/after I had made sure before thinking/before I have thought until I have saved/I save after working/after he had worked extremely hard an accent until she spoke/had spoken before the train (had) stopped

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

✓ ✓ After I had gone to bed, the phone rang and I had to get up again. ✓ He had a shock and afterward s/then/after that he was upset for a long time. ✓ ✓ I posted the form and afterward s/then/after that I realized that I hadn’t filled it in properly. ✓ I ran out of the room the moment I heard a noise outside. ✓ ✓

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

you see Alan tonight, give him my regards I’ve told you this secret, you’re going to be upset he had dressed and shaved/dressing and shaving, he went out you meet her, you’ll find out how nice she is they visit me/visiting me, they’re going to phone (first) I’ve been to the bank, I’m going to the supermarket leaving the country/she left the country, she rang to say goodbye I had finished all my work, I went home

3.3 Time adverbs & prepositions 2 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

C A D B D A C B

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✓ I can post this letter while I am/’ m at the shops this afternoon. ✓ I recognized the place as I had been there a few days befo re/p reviously.

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

for ago before as Beforehand during later Since

3.4 Time adverbs & prepositions 3 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

You can get in touch with me between 9 am and 5 pm tomorrow. Will you still be working her i n two years’ time? ✓ He went on to become the world champion the following year. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ I’m going to meet up with some friends next Tuesday. (delete the) ✓ ✓ He got a part in a film and f ro m then on his career was a big success.

B D B C A B B A

3.5 Word focus Phrasal verbs: come & go A 1 2 3 4 5

came across came up with come about has come up come out

B 1 2 3 4 5

through away off on out

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Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

given done tell put making made come doing keep come give keeping

Word formation: adverb suffixes D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

originally jointly musically Fortunately truly carefully remarkably Surprisingly Suitably Hopefully

Word sets E 1 2 3 4

part bit piece share

1 2 3 4

benefit reward profit advantage

1 2 3 4

matter case point aspect

ECCE Practice 3 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

b a b b c a c c

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a d c b d c b d

FCE Practice 3 Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

B D B A C B D C A D A B A D C

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Unit 4 Linking words & phrases 4.1 Contrasts Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6

✓ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

✓ I saw a jacket that I liked. It was very expensive, though, so I didn’t buy it. Although they were the better team, they lost the match. ✓ ✓ ✓ I tried to speak to the manager. However, he was in a meeting and couldn’t speak to me. I want to contact John. I’ve lost his address, though.

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C 1 2 3 4 5

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Although the weather wasn’t very good, we enjoyed the holiday./We enjoyed the holiday, although the weather … Your success was due to hard work whereas mine was due to good luck./Whereas your success was … It’s very disappointing for you though it’s not the end of the world./Though it’s very disappointing … She has no real problems, yet she’s always complaining. Even though there were some protests from the public, the law was passed./The law was passed even though there were … While you’re right in some ways, you’re wrong in other ways. Though I was very angry, I said nothing. Even though I’ve known her for years, I don’t really understand her. Although we have little in common, we get on very well./We get on very well, although we … My sister is very patient whereas I often lose my temper./Whereas my sister is very patient, I … They’ve lived there for years, yet they don’t know the place very well. While I can understand how you feel, I don’t think you should get upset.

Despite/In spite of playing poorly, she won the match. Despite/In spite of the fact that she played poorly, she won the match. The trip was enjoyable despite/in spite of the (bad) weather. The trip was enjoyable despite/in spite of the weather being bad. Despite/In spite of apologizing to him he remained angry with me. Despite/In spite of the fact that I apologized to him, he remained angry with me. Despite/In spite of having little money he enjoys life. Despite/In spite of the fact that he has little money, he enjoys life. Despite/In spite of working as hard as she could, she didn’t finish on time. Despite/In spite of the fact that she worked as hard as she could, she didn’t finish on time.

C A B D A A D

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D A A

Despite having phoned/phoning/the fact that I have phoned you several times about the delivery of my order, it has still not arrived. Although I understand that this is a busy period for you, I do not understand the length of this delay. Your staff have been very polite to me, nevertheless I feel that this situation is unacceptable. In spite of giving me/of the fact that you have given me many promises, nothing has happened. I have been very patient, however this will not continue/this will not continue however. I do not want to take legal action. On the other hand I will do unless my order arrives within the next few days.

4.2 Causes & results A 1 2 3 4 5 6

Since/As so make Therefore cause then

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

it difficult for me to made me want accident resulted in traffic problems caused me to lose led to their victory it possible for me to as a result made him cautious

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D 1 2 3 4 5 6

B A D A A B C A C D

As she started playing tennis seriously at the age of five, she knew nothing about life outside tennis. She won a lot of major tournaments and as a result she became the top player in the world. Owing to the fact that she argued with an umpire, she got into trouble with the sport’s authorities. She sacked her coach so she had to find a new one. She did some modelling which resulted in her earning more than she earned from playing. She became too old to stay at the top, therefore she retired from tennis completely.

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4.3 Alternatives A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

B C A B D B A C

B 1 2 3 4 5 6

either instead either otherwise whether either

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

Instead of waiting for them to phone me, I phoned them. I’m not interested in politics and my friends aren’t either. Rather than spend a lot of money, we stayed at a cheap hotel. Instead of criticizing all the time, say something positive. I’d like a cold drink rather than a hot one. Either you can pay by cash or you can pay by credit card./You can pay (either) by (either) cash or credit card.

4.4 Exceptions & additions A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

well addition as Besides also too not also

Apart from a sandwich, I haven’t eaten all day./I haven’t eaten all day, apart from … I had no choice but to wait. Except for reading a couple of articles about it I’ve never taken much interest in this subject./I’ve never taken much interest in this subject, except for … Everything’s going well at the moment, apart from not having much money./Apart from the fact that I haven’t got much money, everything’s … He’s interested in nothing but work. I did nothing all weekend apart from watch TV./Apart from watch TV I did … I can do nothing but laugh in this situation./In this situation I can … You’ve got/You have no option but to admit you were wrong. In addition to running the family home, she works very hard. As well as being late, he was rude to me. Apart from not appealing to me, I can’t afford to go there. Besides earning a lot of money, he doesn’t have to work very hard.

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C B C A A A C B

4.5 Intentions A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I hurried home to that I didn’t/wouldn’t miss my favourite TV programme. He went to the counter to buy a cup of coffee. She left the country so as to start a new life. I am writing to you in order to make a complaint. He was polite in his interview so as to make a good impression. I fetched a knife to cut the vegetables. I spoke slowly so that he understood me. She was very careful so as not to make a mistake. I didn’t say anything so that we didn’t have an argument. I’m going to bed early so that I won’t be tired tomorrow.

4.6 Intention & purpose A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

intention accidentally ambitious aimless determination intentionally accidental unintentional

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

B C A B D A A C

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

have no/don’t have any intention of staying it was his aim to/his aim was to didn’t mean to upset ignored me on purpose with the intention of plans do you have for/plans have you got for/are your plans for is determined to travel deliberately insulted me my plan to stay spilt his drink by accident

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4.7 Word focus Phrasal verbs: break & fall A 1 2 3 4

up out in down

B 1 2 3 4 5

A B B A A

Prepositional phrases: adjective + preposition C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

with of of in of for to of to to

Collocations D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

put kept catch came keep give come caught putting keep

Word formation: verb prefixes & suffixes E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

emphasizes broaden enable clarify misunderstood ensure simplify arises disadvantaged discouraged

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ECCE Practice 4 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

d c a b b c a d

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

d a b c c b d c

FCE Practice 4 Part 4 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

so ✓ themselves of being ✓ this ✓ ✓ like in ✓ right be for

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Unit 5 Reported speech 5.1 Reported speech Stop & check 1 2 3 4 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 B 1 2 3 4 5

A B A B

was working in a factory had been working very hard that day was in love with Tom didn’t want to watch that programme couldn’t go to the party would phone me later hadn’t been thinking clearly wasn’t going to do anything that weekend hadn’t done anything wrong hadn’t seen Ralph recently didn’t know what I was talking about couldn’t do what I had agreed to do had made a mistake that problem was his fault

They said that they would contact me the previous week. I told her/I said to her that I was getting confused. She said she didn’t like musicals very much. I said to her that I could lend you some money. He said that he was going to learn how to play the guitar.

5.2 Reported questions A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 1 2 3 4 5

if/whether I had seen his brother recently if I could (please) wait in reception why they hadn’t mentioned the problem before (her) for two tickets/(her) if I could have two tickets what I was thinking about if he would be staying long what she wanted me to do how long I had been waiting not to smoke in the house if she was going to celebrate her birthday if I would lend her some money what he had been doing that afternoon (the waiter) for the bill/(the waiter) if I could (please) have the bill not to be late if I could hear her properly

I asked him what he meant. She asked me whether I needed anything. I asked the assistant how much it cost. We asked the official when the next train left. I asked her why she was upset.

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5.3 Verb patterns A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

the team they were playing (that) he wasn’t feeling that he felt them to stop they weren’t making (that) they were telling (that) they took (that) they would try/to try (that) they wouldn’t give/not to give (that) they would win/to win

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

for arriving them for attending that the coffee machine wasn’t working about Keith for that he wasn’t to blame for them for acting about the problems

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

that he had been being involved/that he had been involved knowing/that he knew acting/that they had been acting to answer to having committed/that he had committed to discuss

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

on seeing/that we saw (that) he gave us of inventing to see (that) we had to complain to to take the company

E 1 2 3 4

me me me me

F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

about us ✓ everybody ✓ me ✓ them

to to to to

take think about it ask take

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✓ them

G 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

accused threatened admitted denied complained criticized insisted demanded refused encouraged convinced blamed

5.4 Speech A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

denial demands insistent criticisms complaints encouragement discussion persuasive persuasions conversations encouraging refusal insistence promised convincing

B 1 2 3 4 5 6

had a discussion with made a promise gave her encouragement making a criticism of had a conversation about made a complaint to

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

explanation agreement protests argument accusation threatening critical blamed apologetic apology

D 1 2

was having an argument with came to/made/reached an agreement

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give an explanation for made a protest made several accusations made a threat against me give/offer/make (them) an apology for letting got the blame for

5.5 Word focus Phrasal verbs: run & catch A 1 2 3 4 5 6

run out of ran after ran into caught on run over catch up with

Collocations B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

do you good take advantage of this opportunity had no effect on make sure (that) she remembered was having difficulty (in) staying pay attention to have an/any effect on made use of the opportunity was having trouble hearing made contact with someone

Word formation: nouns (people & jobs) C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

editor Readers politician lawyers journalist creator musicians assistant instructor participant

Word sets D 1 2 3 4

influence cause grounds reason

1 2 3 4

insisted called required demanded

1 2

stand support

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cope maintain

ECCE Practice 5 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

a c d c a c c d

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

c c b b d b a b

FCE Practice 5 Part 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

like a for has by are to either it There be would the have in

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Unit 6 Infinitives & -ing forms 6.1 Start & stop Stop & check 1 2 3 4

A B B A

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

to drink to fall making to leave discussing eating to explain

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

✓ I couldn’t stop/prevent her from finding out the truth. Let’s stop for lunch now./Let’s stop to have lunch now. ✓ ✓ She’s quite lazy and likes to avoid working hard. ✓ ✓ If you carry on practising, you’re sure to improve. Suddenly he stopped talking and ran out of the room.

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

gave up watching save (me from) climbing (up) ended up spending to stop him from getting he went on to become finished up agreeing prevent anybody from hearing to avoid paying couldn’t help laughing to save her (from) cooking I’ll go on to give kept (on) hoping carried on with my plans/planning went on losing

D 1 2 3 4 5 6

C C D A D A

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6.2 Think, remember & decide A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

is considering doing she always dreamt of being remind me to phone are thinking of having reminds me of another film would never dream of stealing remind me that the train never/can’t ever imagine being/don’t imagine I’ll ever be/imagine I’ll never be has chosen not to accept had decided not to come/that he wouldn’t come

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

what you are going to do about the problem if/whether you could give me a lift whether (or not) to believe him (or not) why she got so angry if/whether he was joking or being serious if/whether I did the right thing if/whether I should look for another job which way I should go from here which one to buy/I should buy/on which one to buy

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

to lock (that) they were coming to get Do you remember me telling falling to spell it was their address is

6.3 Prefer & would rather A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

eat later because I’m not very hungry now you didn’t tell anyone else what I’ve told you not to spend any more money than I have to not to say anything about this matter at the moment them not to play their music so loud to have stayed at home last night but I had to go out you didn’t come with me

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

would/’d would/’d would/’d would/’d would/’d would/’d would/’d would/’d

rather you didn’t keep have preferred them not to stay rather not think rather they hadn’t phoned prefer you to give rather have stayed rather not have to tell rather not to do

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6.4 Mind & not mind A 1 2 3 4 5

wouldn’t mind living Louise wouldn’t mind lending don’t mind how long don’t mind whether I see don’t mind doing

B 1 2 3 4

Would/Do you mind if I ask/me asking you a personal question? Would/Do you mind saying that again, please? Do you mind talking about this subject? Would you mind if I came with you?/Do you mind if I come with you?

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

minds matter care matter care matters

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gerald doesn’t care how much don’t mind if I win would you mind if I used/would you mind lending me doesn’t care whether he’s popular or is it all right if I smoke has happened in the past doesn’t matter to it doesn’t matter to Helen whether she earns

6.5 Want, like & dislike A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

would/’d have liked to see enjoy yourself would/’d like you to give wouldn’t like you to would/’d hate to have the way he sings would/’d love to have gone it when I have did you like it when you worked/did you like working enjoy spending/enjoy myself when I spend would/’d love to be would have liked her to

for ✓ with that ✓ it wouldn’t it

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I want you to stop making that terrible noise. I like it when my team wins but of course sometimes they lose. I like my team winning but of course sometimes they lose. I enjoyed myself with my friends over the weekend. I always like it when my aunts, uncles and cousins visit us. I always like my aunts, uncles and cousins visiting us. Would you like to/I’d like you to make a decision now, please. His parents would have liked him to get married but he didn’t. His parents would like him to have got married but he didn’t. I love the idea of having a career like hers. I hate having to get up early every morning. I hate it that I have to get up early every morning.

6.6 Like & dislike A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

don’t feel like doing you have a good time in the mood for listening do you fancy going gets pleasure from is fond of telling approve of people breaking disapproved of him giving up you have fun doesn’t appeal to have no objection to doing gets enjoyment from listening

dislike hatred detested disliked objected opposed

disapproval objection opposition approval desirable attraction enjoyment appealing enjoyable opposed

B A C A B D A C

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6.7 Word focus Phrasal verbs: keep & put A 1 2 3 4

up with out of up to

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A B B A B A A B

Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

put reach make keep pay take change make

Word formation: adjective prefixes D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

unaware inefficient incorrect dishonest illegal incapable impolite unwilling unwise unfair

Prepositional phrases: verb + preposition E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

on to with for into on to on to to

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ECCE Practice 6 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

c b d a b a b a

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

a c d c d c a b

FCE Practice 6 Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

C A C D B A A D D C B B A D C

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Unit 7 Articles, determiners & pronouns 7.1 Articles 1 Stop & check A 1 2 3 4

✗ ✗ ✓ ✓

B 1 2 3 4

✗ ✓ ✓ ✗

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

a a the a a a the the a the a the the the the

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

a a a The the the the a the the the a the a the

C After months of doing a hard work, I decided that I needed a break. I wanted to go on a trip and I asked a friend for an advice about where I could go. I really enjoy the travel and I love meeting people from the other countries – it’s always a great fun. My friends said that I should go to Italy, which was a place I had never been to before. I got an information about the train tickets and the accommodation from the Tourist Board office and off I went.

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I travelled all over Italy and what a fantastic time I had! I really like the pasta so I loved the food there and I like the extrovert people so I made the friends there everywhere I went. We talked about all kinds of the things, like the life, the love and a lot of less serious subjects, too! I found the countryside in Italy beautiful and the cities I went to were amazing. In particular, I will always remember the atmosphere and the buildings in Venice – it’s a place that makes a big impression on everyone who goes there. I’d love to go there every year – going on a trip like that is my idea of the happiness. I’m planning the next one now. D 1 2 3 4 5

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Don’t lose (–) hope! I’m sure that (–) things will get better. Ken feels that (-) job satisfaction is more important than (-) money. Many people feel that (-) violence is a big problem in (-) society. You need both (-) determination and (-) luck to succeed in that profession. I read an interesting article about the (or -) changes that have been happening in the climate in this country recently. Many people don’t trust (-) politicians because all they want is (-) power. This used to be a job that only (-) men did, but now (-) women do it, too. They’re protesting because they want (-) democracy, (-) freedom and (-) human rights. What a surprise! I didn’t expect you to buy me a present. She finds the work she has to do quite easy; (-) boredom is her biggest problem. I think (-) life must be a terrible struggle if you haven’t got enough money to buy the things that you need. You take (-) life too seriously – there’s a place for (-) fun, too! To achieve (-) success in some carets often depends on the support of (-) friends and (-) family. Passing exams is not simply a matter of (-) knowledge or (-) intelligence; the techniques you use are also important. (-) TV documentaries don’t interest him; the programmes he likes are purely for (-) entertainment. I told the Head of Department that I had a bad cold and couldn’t go to the meeting that day. She has never liked (-) authority; she won’t take (-) orders and she hates (-) discipline. Be careful what you say – (-) strangers find it difficult to understand the sense of humour in this region. What (-) wonderful music this is and what (-) amazing songs they write! I think they are the group I like best of all. I never discuss (-) religion or (-) politics; it always leads to (-) arguments.

E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

I heard some terrible news last week. Could I have some wine, please? She gave me some interesting information. I got delayed in the traffic on my way there. Someone has done some research into this subject. He told me some very surprising news in his letter. He has a very well-paid job. There was good weather throughout the holiday. Did you have a pleasant trip? She’s been in bad health for some time. What lovely food this is! We’ll need to get (some) new furniture for our new house.

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7.2 Articles 2 A My father is a lecturer at the university in the city where I live and my mother is a nurse at the local hospital. They both go to the work at different times on different days and they both tell me that they like the work they do. My younger brother is still at the school. He says that he hates the school he goes to. He can’t wait to leave the school and go to the work. My parents would like him to go to the university to get a degree but he’s not interested in studying. He prefers to go out with his friends, come back the home late and then stay in the bed for as long as he can. If he does get a job after the school, he’ll never leave the house on time and he’ll always turn up late for the work!

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B I lead a busy life. I get up early in the morning and I always make sure I have enough time for the breakfast. Before the work I go to a gym and play the squash with a colleague of mine. I go there by the bike, although if the weather’s really bad I sometimes go on the bus. Then I work all day – sometimes I don’t even stop for the lunch – and I usually get home late in the afternoon. I don’t waste time in the evening watching TV; sometimes I listen to the radio, sometimes I practise the trumpet (I really like the jazz), occasionally I go to the theatre if there’s a play I want to see and from time to time I go out for the dinner with friends. I’m usually pretty busy at the weekend, too. For example, on the Saturday mornings, I do a part-time course in the computing – it’s useful for work. And one thing’s for sure; I do so many things that I never have trouble sleeping at the night! I’m far too tired! C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

in at in to the The to the The at the - / to to

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

the – the the / the the -/– the (or -) the / the – – the

7.3 Pronouns, possessives & reflexives A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3

own They their own theirs whose it/them their his them they it

something everybody/everyone anywhere

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something something nothing Everywhere Nowhere Something Anybody/Anyone nothing somebody/someone anybody/anyone anything anywhere

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Whose me each her her me it mine yours me one his

D 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

She likes to go home and relax after a hard day’s work (delete herself). ✓ ✓ His parents live somewhere just outside the city (delete they). I can’t do anything about this problem. We wondered why such a strange thing had happened (delete ourselves). ✓ The car turned over and ended up on its side. ✓ I often feel nervous with strangers (delete myself). ✓ ✓ ✓ They can’t afford a holiday this year (delete themselves). ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ I sat down and tried to concentrate on my work (delete myself). ✓ ✓ She doesn’t like anybody/anyone except her small circle of friends. She created the whole thing by herself/on her ow n. ✓ ✓

E 1 2 3 4

herself somewhere own anyone/anybody

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anything by herself anything herself themselves itself her

7.4 Determiners & pronouns A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

one Both one other Every one one Every one other another one Every others each one another another one every/each ones ones one one each

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

either of Neither of both of both both (of) either Neither Both (of) either of both (of) neither of either of Neither of Neither of either of

C 1 2 3

I didn’t agree with either (o f the) suggestion(s) she made. She went to the airport and caught a plane. His health is poor and he’s got other problems, too.

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I don’t see a lot of films and I haven’t seen one for ages (delete a). ✓ ✓ Neither o f his parents agreed with his decision. ✓ Could I have another cup of coffee, please (delete one)? ✓

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

other others the others another the ones the others the other one / the other ones the one

E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

one one both either neither both every/each both other both

7.5 Quantifiers A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

A lot of a few no little Lots of most of most of them no any of them few a bit of any much of None of the a little none little lots of them any no

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B ALL 1 ✓ 2 I learnt a lot at school and all o f it was useful to me. 3 ✓ 4 ✓ MOST/SOME/A LOT/LOTS 1 ✓ 2 There were lots of museums and art galleries and we visited most of them (delete the). 3 Most of our visits were to museums and art galleries (delete The). 4 ✓ 5 ✓ 6 ✓ 7 Some o f our experiences on holiday were good and some were bad. 8 ✓ 9 ✓ 10 A lot o f (the) food in that area was great. 11 ✓ 12 ✓ 13 ✓ MANY/SEVERAL/MUCH 1 There aren’t many tourists here at this time of year. 2 ✓ 3 ✓ 4 I went to several shops but I couldn’t find what I wanted (delete o f). 5 ✓ 6 ✓ FEW/A FEW/LITTLE/A (LITTLE) BIT/A LITTLE 1 ✓ 2 Few of the people who want to be famous succeed. 3 Many people who want to be famous have little success (delete o f). 4 ✓ 5 ✓ 6 ✓ 7 ✓ 8 She has a lot of work to do for the course but she’s done little of it so far. 9 ✓ 10 I speak little Spanish so I can’t talk to people in Spain. 11 I learnt Spanish grammar and I can remember a little of it. 12 ✓ 13 ✓ 14 ✓ 15 ✓ 16 I watched a little bit o f the programme last night. NONE/ANY/NO 1 There were n o jackets in the shop that suited me. 2 ✓ 3 ✓ 4 ✓ 5 He criticized the article and said that none of the things in it were true. 6 ✓ 7 ✓ 8 ✓ 9 ✓ 10 They didn’t do any of the work properly.

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✓ a the of ✓ of of, a ✓ ✓ of ✓ ✓ ✓

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

no Many Most all little lots any few

E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

of ✓ of ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ of ✓ ✓ of it the of of of

7.6 Pronouns & demonstratives A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This/It this It there these that This that/this Those/These that/this that

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these/those These/Those This what There it what

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

There There it It there it This

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

I find this subject interesting. I’m finding it difficult to make up my mind. I find it strange that you didn’t tell me about this before. She finds it easy to make friends. I find it peculiar that she hasn’t been in touch with me. I found his explanation confusing.

D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

✓ it that ✓ these ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ this

E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I need is a nice, cold drink was you who/that caused this problem was the condition of the place that/which surprised me he really regrets is his lack of education made me angry was his aggressive manner was his previous experience that/which got him the job I meant to say was that I was grateful for their help surprised me was the reaction of the crowd was something you said that/which gave me this idea matters most to her is money

7.7 Worth & no point A 1 2 3 4

There’s no sense (in) Is the building worth visiting Is it worth visiting the building It was pointless arguing It’s not worth considering the idea The idea isn’t worth considering

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There’s no point (in) There’s no harm (in) What’s the point in It’s no use asking It’s not worth getting Her criticisms aren’t worth What’s/Where’s the sense in It’s no good shouting It wasn’t worth reading The book wasn’t worth It’s worth checking It was useless trying

7.8 Word focus Phrasal verbs: get & set A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

He gets on (well) with his girlfriend’s family. The job got him down, so he left. She wanted to get the task over with as quickly as possible. After a few days, he got over his illness. I haven’t got round to writing to them yet. We got to the airport just before the flight left. I needed to get on with my work so that it would be ready in time. People shouldn’t get away with doing such terrible things.

B 1 2 3 4

up out off/out about

Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

tell give give give tell give give tell gave told

Word formation: nouns D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

fame loan belief loss choice nerve content(s) wealth pride proof

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like similar alike same

1 2 3 4

think consider imagine bear

1 2 3 4

responsible blame fault guilty

ECCE Practice 7 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

d c b d a c b c

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

b a c a c d b c

FCE Practice 7 Part 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

was incapable of running months since I last went whether/if I could change as well as organizing had run out of accused me of causing as interested as you not unusual for James to three years before we saw make up my mind (about)

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Unit 8 Modals 8.1 Obligation & permission Stop & check 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

You really must be more careful in future (delete t o). ✓ ✓ ✓ I mustn’t make this mistake again or he’ll get angry. ✓ We must get there on time tomorrow. ✓

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

must/have to pay must not/mustn’t leave must/have to hand in do not/don’t have to dress must not/mustn’t look do not/don’t have to take part must not/mustn’t smoke must/have to provide must not/mustn’t make do not/don’t have to buy

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

had to ’ve got to ’ll have to won’t have ’ll be able will I have to has to ’ll have to won’t be able to ’ll have to have to ’ve got to could Will I be able to ’ll have to

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

must/have to will have to must/have to/May/Can/Could couldn’t don’t have to didn’t have to mustn’t must/have to/will have to don’t have to had to must/have to/will have to had to had to May/Can/Could/don’t have to didn’t have to

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made him apologize permitted him to leave aren’t allowed to take let him leave gets other people to solve didn’t/wouldn’t allow me to ordered her to leave won’t let him stay always makes me do didn’t/wouldn’t let me speak may stand can’t use

8.2 Necessity A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

needed to think about it need watering/need to be watered need to spend didn’t need to try don’t need to discuss/needn’t discuss will need to check didn’t need to get won’t need to spend don’t need to give/needn’t give me will need posting/will need to be posted

you needn’t repeat needn’t have cooked will need paying/will need to be paid was no need (for you) to lose needed fixing/needed to be fixed there is no need (for you) to needs considering/needs to be considered needn’t have worked

8.3 Ability & possibility A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 B 1 2 3 4 5

could run fast couldn’t get can’t make it could get angry couldn’t live couldn’t become can’t understand could be doing couldn’t be couldn’t have been saving

won’t be able to be capable of doing you could have been helping could have started couldn’t be going

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isn’t (very) good at organizing will be able to play couldn’t have tried weren’t able to find

8.4 Assumptions & interpretations A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

must be must have left can’t be can’t have been reading must be working can’t have forgotten can’t be doing must have taken can’t have been must have been looking must have been practising can’t have been feeling

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

can’t have been thinking might be working must have made a mistake may have given us must be wondering could be away might not have understood can’t be enjoying himself may not be interested could have heard you talking might have been having may not care about

8.5 Suggesting & advising 1 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

ought to be doing should be ought to have written shouldn’t be earning should I sign shouldn’t have said should be enjoying should have been working ought to take should I have said ought to have been taking shouldn’t work should have asked shouldn’t have been listening

8.6 Suggesting & advising 2 A 1 2

advised me to think OR advised me (that) I should think suggest (that) you consider/should consider OR suggest considering

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do/would you recommend (that) I order/I should order OR do/would you recommend me to order OR do/would you recommend ordering propose (that) we get/should get OR propose getting suggested (that) we had/should have/have OR suggested having advised me not to believe/against believing OR advised me (that) I shouldn’t believe recommend this place to me suggested (that) I got/should get/get OR suggested getting advised her not to give up/against giving up OR advised her (that) she shouldn’t give up recommended (that) we went/should go/go OR recommended going warned her not to take/against taking OR warned her (that) she shouldn’t take warned her (that) something bad

better time don’t best/better were off might not

why don’t we go it was/would be best not had/’d better go it’s (about/high) time he grew up have been better off buying let’s go out it’s (about/high) time you started had/’d better not argue it’s about time you might as well stop had/’d better not ask might just as well stop

8.7 Probability & certainty A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5

doubt whether/if/that they’ll enjoy certainly won’t happen again it’s possible (that) things will get definitely won’t go will probably be there doubt whether/if/that the meal will is unlikely to improve is likely to change is sure to be is certain to change likely that he’ll turn up am sure (that) Harry will be

C A B C D

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A C B A B

11 12 13 14 15

D D C A B

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

to to to to to to to to

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

have received my letter by now have been telling (you) the truth be planning something terrible have been upset by what you said have left his office by now be wondering where I am have been earning a lot of money in that job have misunderstood what I told him

shouldn’t may/might likely/possible doubt unlikely likely/possible sure/certain may/might should definitely/certainly

8.8 Chance & possibility A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

no chance of me (ever) becoming/that I’ll (ever) become chances are that you won’t chances of you having/that you’ll have chances of you getting/that you’ll get possibility that the meeting will no chance of us being/that we’ll be is a (good) chance that you’ll slight chance of the weather not much chance that he’ll are you chances a chance of being have a good chance of

8.9 Word focus Phrasal verbs: turn & make A 1 2 3 4 5

turned up made made turn make

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turned turned making make turned

Word formation: adjective suffixes B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

comfortable reasonable professional helpful exceptional countless surrounding traditional numerous daily

Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

made no difference to made him a generous offer has lost interest in lost touch with each other makes no mention of her boyfriends took no part in/didn’t take part in you take my advice have been doing research into had an influence on do you (any) harm

Prepositional phrases: noun + preposition D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

for of of to in in from in for of in for

ECCE Practice 8 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

a b c a a d c d

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c b d b d a c b

FCE Practice 8 Part 4 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

was ✓ ✓ had when ✓ so as the ✓ at quite time ✓ being

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Unit 9 Conditionals 9.1 Conditional patterns Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6

If If If If If If

I’d saved my money last year, I’d be able to afford it. I could play better, I would win more matches. I’d left my house earlier yesterday, I would have got there on time. I’d seen him there, I’d have said hello to him. I see Jack at college tomorrow, I’ll ask him what his plans are (delete ’l l). I’d been thinking more carefully, I wouldn’t have made that mistake.

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

did more/enough exercise, you wouldn’t be unfit/you’d be fit hadn’t been rude to me, I wouldn’t have got angry find a job (first), I’ll go/I might go to live in Australia hadn’t told you, you wouldn’t know about this had asked me, I would have told her about it watched a lot of/more television, you’d know about this programme wasn’t raining, we would be sitting outside hadn’t apologized to me, we wouldn’t be friends again had been listening, you would have heard what I said hadn’t eaten so much, I wouldn’t be feeling ill

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

stop being famous, it won’t worry me wasn’t doing a lot of interesting things, I wouldn’t be having a wonderful time didn’t like me, I wouldn’t be rich and famous hadn’t been lucky, I wouldn’t have become extremely famous weren’t entertaining, people wouldn’t go to see them didn’t have a lot of talent, I wouldn’t have got to the top knew why my music is/was so popular, I would be able to/could explain it won an award, I’d be very pleased hadn’t been determined to succeed when I was younger, I wouldn’t be successful today wasn’t working in show business, I would be living an ordinary life

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

I may not have made I could do this I might be able to I might have got you concentrate you shouldn’t find I didn’t have so much to do I could relax he hadn’t got a green card he couldn’t have worked it should be here

9.2 Conditional conjunctions A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

in case you want as long as you give even if you ask unless you work providing (that) we leave even if he had provided (that) he is unless she gets promoted

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in case we don’t have even if I’d/I had run

The match will be cancelled unless the weather improves. OR Unless the weather improves, the match … She took a lot of warm clothes in case it was cold there. OR In case it was cold there, she took … Even if I had wanted to see the concert, I couldn’t have afforded a ticket. OR I couldn’t have afforded a ticket, even if … I’ll help you this time as long as/providing (that)/provided (that) you don’t expect me to do it every time. OR As long as/Providing (that)/ Provided (that) you … I’ll give you a key in case I’m not here to let you in when you get back. OR In case I’m not here to let you in when you get back, I’ll give … Even if I don’t succeed, I’m going to do my best. OR I’m going to do my best even if … Unless something unexpected happens, it’s going to be another boring day. OR It’s going to be another boring day, unless … He told me that I could use his computer as long as/providing (that)/provided (that) I was careful with it. OR He told me that as long as/providing (that)/provided (that) I was careful with it, …

9.3 Wishing & regretting A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

you weren’t leaving tomorrow I hadn’t taken the job I could afford it I knew what to do you’d/you had told me about this earlier I wasn’t living in this horrible place the letter would arrive you wouldn’t act like a child/you’d stop acting like a child you’d/you would listen to me I hadn’t bought this jacket

B 1 2 3 4 5

listened, you wouldn’t make hadn’t made that mistake I didn’t have to I wasn’t going I could find

C 1 2 3 4 5

regret spending all that money you’ll regret not studying Georgia regretted saying it regrets treating her so badly regret to say (that) the train has been cancelled

9.4 Size A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

wide large great high great low great big

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low great big large big great small small little wide great high

small high / low little low low large high high

9.5 Word focus Phrasal verbs: give & let A 1 2 3 4

B C D A

B 1 2 3 4

out off down on

Word formation: noun suffixes C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

responsibility importance expertise equipment dealings preparation employees guidance preference selection

Collocations D 1 2 3 4

had made take caused

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took had have made taking take made made had made have make make make made made

Word sets E 1 2 3 4

associated attached combined united

1 2 3 4

pointed indicated presented exhibited

1 2 3 4

splashing pouring flowing leaking

ECCE Practice 9 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

c a a d b d b d

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

a a c d c b b c

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at who as a be to no it this how Instead so much is than

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Unit 10 The passive 10.1 The passive Stop & check 1 2 3 4 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

A A B B

has been played was invented was called was being played have been made up is told is explained were written to be played/being played have been organized has been held are being added will be watched/is going to be watched being paid be turned into to have been done are required are attracted are suited be filled

was was was was was was

lent to me by my parents given a special prize at the ceremony sent these brochures by the company brought for me by my girlfriend shown various kinds of hi-fi system by the salesman sold to her by her neighbour

was announced by the local authority has been agreed can by built by Earlsdon Rangers Football has been done by the club has been found to have been solved are going to be included be considered being built will be started should be completed is being planned will be given have been finalized

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was discovered that thieves being told what to do should have been dealt with was felt that not enough money could have been written to be praised must be returned was delayed by heavy traffic has been closed and is being considered

10.2 Have/get something done A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

have/get our rubbish collected twice a week get all your work finished early, you can go home early had/got my flight changed yesterday have/get that broken window replaced had/got my computer repaired a couple of weeks ago had/got the dress made by a well-known designer have/get their house cleaned by a professional cleaner has/gets her hair done by a local hairdresser once a month have/get my passport renewed soon got the problem solved as quickly as I could had his car broken into last week had/got his letter published in a national newspaper have/get these photographs developed nest week get the washing up done now

10.3 Received information A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

is said that his is a dangerous area area is said to be dangerous is known that the company is making a big profit is known to be making a big profit is reported that she has resigned from her post as minister is reported to have resigned from her post as minister is understood that the club has been planning these changes for some time is understood to have been planning these changes for some time is known that the man is using a false name is known to be using a false name is believed that he has been ill for some time is believed to have been ill for some time is thought that the suspects escaped in a stolen car are thought to have escaped in a stolen car is believed that she earns £10 million per film is believed to earn £10 million per film is thought that an agreement has been reached is thought to have been reached is reported that the economy is getting better s reported to be getting better is understood that five people were injured in the accident are understood to have been injured in the accident is said that he is planning a comeback to the stage is said to be planning a comeback to the stage

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B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

is thought that she is one of the richest people in the world is thought to be one of the richest people in the world is known that he has a very bad temper is known to have a very bad temper was said that he had committed several crimes was said to have committed several crimes

They’re supposed to be moving house soon. It’s/was supposed to have been a fantastic party. They’re supposed to have been having money problems recently. It’s supposed to be a very interesting place. James is supposed to be an expert on this subject. It’s supposed to have been the best game of the season. Alice is supposed to be leaving the country next week. He is supposed to have committed some terrible crimes.

10.4 Amount & number A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

a fair amount of work the majority of people a large number of friends a maximum of a great deal of trouble a large amount of traffic a minimum of three weeks a minority of fans a great many/a great deal of complaints a small amount of water the slightest interest at most three hours/three hours at most is the maximum (that) quite a lot of work at least two hours/two hours at least a small number of buses the least difficulty the minimum (that)

10.5 Word focus Phrasal verbs: look & pay A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

looking forward to looked up to looking into look after look up Look out for look back on looks down on

B 1 2 3 4

back off out back

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Collocations C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

keep came do keeps/has kept put come did take

Word formation: prefixes & suffixes D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

unpredictable unexpected unavoidable dissatisfaction inability unacceptable unemployment unlucky unbelievable misunderstanding

Prepositional phrases with two prepositions E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

in / with to / of on / of in / with in / with in / of on / to in / of in / of with / to

ECCE Practice 10 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

b c b d c d c a

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

b c d a a b d c

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FCE Practice 10 Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

B A B A B D C C D A D B B D C

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Unit 11 Relative clauses & participles 11.1 Relative clauses Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6

✓ I told him about something which happened last week (delete i t). My colleague, who I told you about recently, came with me (delete him). ✓ The club where we go most often is in the city centre (delete there). ✓

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

whose which which which/that which which/that which/that when which who/that which who/that who/that which/that

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

who -/which/that -/which/that -/which/that -/when who/that who who which who which where where which

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

he ✓ they ✓ there it he ✓ ✓ it ✓ ✓ ✓ there

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Francis Ford Coppola, wh o made the Godfather films, is a very well-known director. The Godfather films are about a Mafia family wh o/that live and operate in the US. ✓ The first two Godfather films, which Coppola made in the 1970s, are considered classics (delete them). The Godfather films, which starred Al Pacino, follow the history of the fictional Corleone family (delete they). Coppola also made the film Apocalypse Now, which was set in the Vietnam War. ✓ ✓

11.2 Participles A 1 2 3 4 5 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

She got married last month (delete was). While/When I was walking down the street, the wind was blowing very hard. ✓ Feeling nervous, he began his speech. I usually watch TV while doing the ironing.

I asked a lot of questions, trying to find out what really happened./Trying to find out what really happened, I asked a lot of questions. We met (while) working in the same office. Opened in 2000, the Tate Modern is a huge art gallery in London. Written over 100 years ago, this novel is still relevant today. Several buildings got damaged in the storm. I must get changed for the party. The managers running the company are making a lot of mistakes. (While/When) Coming into the room, I realized that something was wrong. There’s not much time left so let’s get started. There is a big tourist attraction in London known as The London Eye.

11.3 Trying, succeeding & failing A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

in his attempt we succeeded in repairing managed to finish made no effort to help failed to do my first attempt to act/at acting efforts to repair it myself and attempted to stop tried putting the cupboard made an effort to solve

B 1 2 3

C A C

C 1 2 3 4 5

successful unsuccessfully success failures achievement

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11.4 Word focus Phrasal verbs: various A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

stick to pulled up see to throwing … away call off hang on held up back … up stand for clear up

Word formation: various A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

enjoyable boring scary impressive frightening shock fright enthusiastic surprises exhausted

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

annoyance frustration confusion impression interest attractive confidence pleasure satisfied worry

Word sets D 1 2 3 4

proper right valid precise

1 2 3 4

convenient fit suited relevant

1 2 3 4

flock bunch set pack

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b c a b d b c c

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

b d b b c d c a

FCE Practice 11 Part 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

lawyers knowledge attention unpredictable agency generally evidence missing security glamorous

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Unit 12 Comparison & degree 12.1 Comparisons Stop & check 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

✓ Your idea is a better one than mine. I find tennis much more interesting than football. The weather is getting wo rse all the time. This book is not as good as his last one. ✓ ✓ ✓

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

less serious sadder / wiser more varied better worse harder more honest better sunnier more complicated less frequently faster

B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

not as keen on football as Tom (is) haven’t eaten as much as me/as I have play (the) guitar as well as Will (can)/(does) haven’t won as many games as them/as they have was as successful as his first (film) (was) haven’t got/don’t have as much confidence as you (have) works as hard as his boss (does) haven’t seen as many films as you (have) as much (money) as me/as I do as many cars as it used to

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

is better than his previous one/CD (was) less experience of this kind of thing than I have/than me cost more than mine (did) more quickly than me/than I do more interesting job than me/than I have more interest in politics than me/than I have less enthusiastically than me/than I did a less complicated life than me/than I do more hobbies than me/than I have fewer countries than you (have)

D 1 2 3 4 5

the the the the the

wettest least exciting happiest most well-known least popular

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the the the the the

cleverest / the simplest worst least worried best most skilful

D 1 2 3 4 5 6

the the the the the the

most exciting film I’ve ever seen kindest person I’ve ever met least enjoyable journey I’ve ever had most pleasant people I’ve ever met strangest person in my class most impressive performance he has ever given

12.2 So, such & to A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B 1 2 3 4 5 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

so such too so much so many such too so too too many too many such

I’m too busy to get bored. She had so much bad publicity, she stopped being popular. They’re having too much fun to want to leave now. He has such strong opinions that nobody can make him change his mind. We eat too many sweet things – it’s not good for our teeth.

is such good food that spoke so quietly that is too complicated for me so many mistakes that such an exciting city that so hungry that I could was too tired to go so good at the hob that so much money that too many friends to get so rude that he offended such nice people that happened too quickly for me too expensive for most people bought such a lot of in such bad condition that

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12.3 Enough A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

not old enough to vote enough courage to say clearly enough for her to was cheap enough for us enough food for everyone enough money to pay enough talent to become young enough to start a good enough player to be clever enough to do enough (of the) questions to pass enough (of the) grammar to speak a big enough car for enough of their conversation see enough (of it) to enough qualifications to get not a big enough stadium enough about him to have enough times to (be able to) find enough (of the) questions correctly

B 1 2 3 4

we’ve got plenty of time to get there were plenty of seats I’ve brought plenty were plenty of interesting souvenirs

12.4 Degree A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

B C A D A A B A B B B B D C D

terribly disappointing quite a strange person far too annoyed a little smaller a bit too cold was considerably more than much too unhappy a bit more intelligent

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12.5 Word focus Phrasal verbs: various A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

wear out count on carried out work out checked in handed … in showing off knocked down picked up live up to

Word formation: various B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

surprising satisfaction boredom enthusiasm disappointment tiring anxiety worrying solution improvements

C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

delightful anger saddened embarrassment tiredness amazement please amusing embarrassing fascinating amusement relaxing excitement depressing exhaustion sadness shocking disappointing Relaxation nervousness/nerves

Prepositional phrases: various D 1 2 3 4 5 6

to To at at on to

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7 8 9 10

in / of by at in / of

ECCE Practice 12 Grammar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

c d c b a c d c

Vocabulary 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

a a a b a d c c

FCE Use of English Practice Test Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

A B D C B A D B A C C C A B D

Part 2 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

for At without between a It to be been there

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26 27 28 29 30

was what about she and

Part 3 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

wish I could go good enough driver even though he (had) lost it necessary for makes so much noise found it difficult to get in touch with illness caused him to cancel wouldn’t/would not have found out was set up by

Part 4 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

✓ of places which it in ✓ one to ✓ at and ✓ ✓ for

Part 5 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

traditional generations anger foreigners secretly unfashionable service patience politeness frustrated

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