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The presentation story


The mixed ability class is a class in which the language levels o f the students vary more widely than normal. This difference in level can be due to: the abilities o f the students, their previous study or experience o f English, their motivation, or a combination of these factors. The mixed ability class poses two main, distinct problems for the teacher with a coursebook syllabus to follow: firstly, how to tackle the same coursebook exercises with students o f differing ability, and secondly, what to do with stronger students who finish their work before the rest of the class. This booklet contains a variety o f suggestions on how teachers using the Dream Team Student's Book 2 can deal with both o f these problems.

Example: Unit 3, page 31, Exercise 1


Students are required to decide whether the statements about the story are true or false, and to correct the false statements.

How can I make this activity easier?


Do not require weaker students to correct the false statements. Alternatively, give them a photocopy o f the presentation story with the relevant pieces of information underlined or highlighted. Example: J e ff

Oh no. I'm n ot as g o o d as Ricky. He's a better diver than I am.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students the sentences without punctuation, capitals or spaces between the words so they first have to write the sentences then correct them. Example: rickysabetterdiverthanj eff

2 Using the Sfu class


When considering how to tackle the same coursebook activity with students o f differing ability, teachers need to find strategies for making the activity either easier or more difficult, without affecting the outcome o f the activity. In this way correction can still be done using a single answer key, or together with the whole class. The basic rule for such adaptation is to leave the students of middle ability to complete the exercise at it appears in the book, while providing additional support for weaker students, or taking away support (thereby adding challenge) for stronger students. The following are suggestions for grading specific exercises within Dream Team Student's Book 2 in this way. Different types of activity are looked at in turn, and suggestions for extension activities are also provided. These can be used as 'time-fillers' for students finishing an exercise early, or as extra practice for students requiring a further challenge. The suggestions for adaptation provided here can be applied to all areas o f the Dream Team coursebook, and, naturally, to other teaching materials as well.

How can students extend this activity?


They can: use the sentences to write short dialogues. Example:

A Is Jeff a better diver than Ricky? B No, he isn't. Ricky's a better diver than Jeff. write their own true or false sentences to test another student.

Gram m ar
Example: Unit 1, page 14, Exercise 2
Students are required to complete a text with the past tense o f the verbs in brackets.

How can I make this activity easier?


Give weaker students two alternative verbs for each gap and ask them to choose the correct one. Give them a photocopy o f the activity with the alternatives written in. Example: Hi! I'm Edward. On Thursday, my mum bought/spent two tickets for the Girlz concert on Saturday evening.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students the text without the verbs. Give them the verbs in a word box. They have to choose the correct verb as well as putting it into the past simple. Example:

Hi! I'm Edward. On Thursday, my mum______ two tickets for the Girlz concert on Saturday evening.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students the questions with the words in jumbled order so they have to form the questions correctly before answering them. Example: is /What / Big Ben ?

How can students extend this activity?


They can: write comprehension questions on the text for another student to answer. Example: write their own text with gaps for another student to complete.

Did Edward's father buy the tickets?

How can students extend this activity?


They can: write their own comprehension questions or true/false questions based on the map for another student to answer. Example:

Vocabulary
Example: Unit 5, page 52, Exercise 2
Students are required to match a list o f words with pictures o f those words.

What is The South Bank Centre? or The Globe is an art gallery. True or False?

How can 1make this activity easier?


Give weaker students a number o f alternatives for each word and ask them to circle the correct one. Give them a photocopy o f the activity with the alternatives written in. Example: 1 concert hall k b i To make the activity particularly easy, give only two alternatives for each picture and make strategic use of any words that are cognates in your own language.

Listening
Example: Unit 5, page 54, Exercise 2
Students are required to listen to four teenagers talking about their favourite TV programmes. They must choose two programmes for each student from a list.

How can I make this activity easier?


Give weaker students a photocopy o f the listening text (from the Teacher's Book page 75) with the following key phrases blanked out: 1 sports programmes, cartoons 2 documentaries, soaps 3 quiz shows, science fiction 4 sports programmes, comedy shows As the class listens, the weaker students fill in the missing words in their text. They then use their completed text to answer the questions in the Student's Book.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students a photocopy o f the picture only. Ask them if they can give or guess the English names without any help from you at all. Then supply them with a list o f words with certain letters deleted, or in anagram form. Example: c_nc_rth_ll or treccon allh coyblan egats b_lc_ny st_g_ ...

How can students extend this activity?


They can: mime the people or musical instruments for other students to guess. add the names o f any other instruments or music-related words they know to the list, perhaps using a dictionary for help.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Don't let stronger students see the list of programmes in the Student's Book. Give them the following straightforward comprehension questions instead: 1 What are Wayne's two favourite types of programme? 2 What type o f programme does Wayne think is awful? 3 What are Carina's two favourite types o f programme? 4 What other two types o f programme does Carina also like? 5 What two types o f programme are really popular in Poland? 6 Does Magda like these two popular programme types? 7 What are Magda's two favourite types of programme?

Reading
Example: Unit 2, page 26, Exercise 1
Students are required to answer questions based on a tourist map.

How can I make this activity easier?


Give weaker students a photocopy o f the tourist map with the relevant pieces o f information underlined or highlighted.

8 What are Art's two favourite types of programme? 9 What type o f programme does Art hate?

When do you watch it?_________ Then give them a skeleton text which they complete with the appropriate information. Example: M y favourite TV programme M y favourite TV programme is a _____called_____ . It is o n _____ and I watch it ______...

How can students extend this activity?


They can: make a recording o f their own opinions regarding the types o f TV programmes they love or hate. They can use the tapescript as a model. use a photocopy o f the tapescript to do a task, such as underlining certain lexical items or grammatical forms.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students the basic paragraph structure for the activity (Paragraph 1 = Introduction; Paragraph 2 = Location ), but not the other prompts. Let the students decide themselves what information to include in each paragraph.

Speaking
Example: Unit 1, page 18, Exercise 3
Students play the Who am I? game, where one is a superstar and the others ask him/her questions to try to find out who he/she is.

How can students extend this activity?


They can: do a survey to find out the most popular TV programmes in the class. prepare a TV guide which gives short descriptions of some o f their favourite TV programmes, including times and channels. prepare oral presentations about their favourite TV programme. They can practise their presentations in groups. Each group chooses one student to give his/her presentation to the whole class.

How can I make this activity easier?


Allow only a limited choice o f superstars by writing a list o f five to ten names on the board. Give weaker students an extensive list o f prompts for questions to ask. Example: Are you... French / English / American / male / female / old /young /middle-aged / an actor / a pop star / a writer etc Alternatively, allow only the weaker students to be the superstars. Only the stronger students ask the questions and try to guess.

Songs
Example: Unit 4, page 45, Exercise 1
Students are required to complete a song with verbs from a box.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Stronger students need not be limited to superstars. They can choose to be anything they want to be: animal, mineral or vegetable.

How can I make this activity easier?


Give weaker students two alternative words for each gap in the song. Give them a photocopy o f the song with the alternatives written in. Example: 1 I call/bring you, when I need you M y heart's on fire.

How can students extend this activity?


They can: prepare oral presentations about their chosen superstar. They can practise their presentations in groups. Each group chooses one student to give his/her presentation to the whole class.

How can I make this activity more challenging?


Give stronger students a copy o f the activity without the words in the box to choose from. They have to listen carefully to fill the gaps. Alternatively, increase the number o f gaps in the song for the students to fill.

W riting
Example: Unit 5#page 54, Exercise 3
Students are required to write about their favourite TV programme, using information prompts.

How can students extend this activity?


They can: find words that rhyme in the song, and make lists o f other rhyming words. create their own gap-fill exercise based on their favourite song on the same theme for other students to complete.

How can I make this activity easier?


Give weaker students a list o f questions to elicit the information they will need for their text. Example: What is the name o f your favourite TV programme? __________ What type o f programme is it? __________ What channel is it on?

THE STORY OF POP


Vocabulary
Pages 8 - 25 o f this booklet provide three photocopiable pages o f additional exercises for each o f the six units o f Dream Team Student's Book 2. These consist o f a page of grammar practice exercises, a page o f vocabulary practice exercises and a page o f activities related to the Dream Team presentation story, called 'Meet the team7 . These photocopiable pages can be used with the whole class for consolidation o f the work covered in the Student's Book and the Workbook, or for revision before a test. Alternatively, they can be given to individual students who finish their classwork before the rest o f the class, or to weaker students for extra study at home. The exercises are all designed so that they can be completed independently by the students. The first half o f each page provides exercises o f the same language level as the Student's Book, while the second half o f each page provides exercises (labelled 'plus') o f a slightly higher level or freer nature. These exercises offer stronger students challenging extra language practice without taking them further ahead in the coursebook syllabus. The Grammar plus exercises and the Meet the team plus exercises are, on the whole, o f a freer nature than those offered in the Student's Book, and give students opportunities for self-expression and personalized writing practice. The Vocabulary plus exercises extend the vocabulary presented in the Student's Book by presenting extra words within the vocabulary topics. The key to these photocopiable exercises is provided on pages 26 - 31 of this booklet. Teachers can correct the standard exercises either individually or with the whole class, but it is advisable to correct the freer 'plus' exercises individually. For many such exercises, a model answer is given in the key. types o f music

Language
simple past comparatives and superlatives

Curriculum
music history

Whole-class activity
Point to the pictures on the poster and ask students to identify the types o f music they represent. Ask students if they can identify the artist/group in each picture. Put students into groups o f three (if there are one or two students left over, make up one or two groups o f four). Give each the name o f one o f the music types in the lower half o f the poster (ie, not Rock'n'roll or Soul). Stronger groups can be assigned two types o f music. (It doesn't matter if more than one group is assigned the same type o f music.) Students elect one member o f their group (Student A ) to do all the writing for the activity. Either give the groups photocopies of the following questions, or dictate the questions to the groups: 1 When/Where did this type o f music start? 2 Can you name any performers o f this type o f music? 3 What other types o f music is this type related to? 4 What are the main characteristics o f this type o f music? 5 Do you, as a group, like this type of music? Circulate round the class, giving help if necessary. One member from each group can go up to the poster to gather information. They may not write the information down, but must pass it on to the group orally. Only Student A writes anything. If the specific information is not given on the poster, encourage students to try to give their own answers.

The Teacher's Resource Pack also contains a poster (The Story o f Pop) for use in the classroom. This poster combines a 'family tree' o f popular music with vocabulary and grammar familiar to students from the Dream Team Student's Books. The poster can be permanently or temporarily attached to the classroom wall and used for whole-class activities or for time-filling / extension activities with small groups or individual students.

If some groups finish the task much earlier than the others, ask them to write a paragraph about their type o f music, or assign them another type o f music to research. When each group has answered all the questions for at least one type o f music, the Student As report back to the class about their types o f music.

Individual activities
L o w level: give weaker students a list o f statements about the types o f music, some o f which are true and some o f which are false. Example: 1 Motown was based in N ew York, USA. 2 Rock'n'roll comes from 'rhythm and blues'. M iddle level: give students a list o f comprehension questions based on the poster. Example: 1 Where was the home of Merseybeat? 2 What are the main ingredients of heavy metal? H igh level: get stronger students to write a quiz, using information from the poster. Copy their quizzes and give them to the other students in the class to complete.

Whole-class activity 2
Keep the same groups from the first activity. Give each student a photocopied questionnaire, like the one below, asking them to grade each type o f music on a scale o f 5 (love) to 1 (hate). Each student takes turns at asking another their opinion o f each type o f music, e.g. What do you think o f rock'n'roll? When every student in every group has been questioned, the Student As report to the rest of the class what the most popular and most unpopular types o f music for their group. collate the information to determine what is the most popular and most unpopular type o f music for the whole class.

Music Questionnaire
Music rock'n'roll soul etc 5 love 4 like 3 OK 2 don't like 1 hate

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) Complete the sentences. Use the past simple (affirmative) of the verbs in the box.
leave win meet see sing spend

Simon wrote a long letter to his mother. 1 I week. 2 You_ 3 We yesterday. a lot of money on CDs last __ that song beautifully! __a fantastic film

Rearrange the words and phrases to make questions. Then complete the answers. Naseem the cinema / yo u /to / Did / last night? / go Did you go to the cinema last night? Edward
1 No, I didn't. I went (go) to a concert with Sally. it?/you / Did / enjoy

Naseem

2 Edward a gold medal in _____ work early 4 Edward

4 My sister _ the 100m sprint. 5 Danny and Sue _ this afternoon.

Yes, great!

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like/Sally/ it? / Did

6 I a very interesting woman at Debbie's party.

N No, o ,.. end.

. -....... She (leave) before the

Correct the false sentences. Use the past simple (affirmative or negative) of the verbs in brackets. Tony came to work by bus. (drive) Tony didn't come to work by bus. He drove.
1 Cheryl made the cake, (buy it in a shop)

she / it? / Why / like / didn't

Edward

The band was very loud. It __________ (give) her a headache.

2 Sam sent Jo flowers, (give them to her)

Write true sentences about w hat you did last weekend (affirmative and negative). Use the past simple of the verbs in the box.
do go have meet read see

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3 Your horse won the race, (lose)

didn't see a film on Saturday. saw the news on TV.

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Find thirteen methods of transport in the word square.

Put the methods of transport from Exercise 1 into the correct categories. Road

M (B 0 0 T A 0 T R 0 B A I M K R E L H E

I R 0 R T R A I N L

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bike

Rail

Air Sea

Vocabulary plus + + + + + + + +
Match the descriptions (1-6) with a form of transport from Exercise 1. This is a very quiet and clean form of transport. You don't need petrol, but you should wear a helmet, bike
1 This form of transport is common in many cities. It's like a bus that runs on rails.

6 Many cities have these. It's a system which runs on rails under the ground.

Label the forms of transport (1-5). Use the words in the box.
cable-car glider go-kart hot-air balloon hovercraft yacht

2 For travelling from city to city it is usually faster than a car. You can walk about and look at the countryside out of the windows - and there are no traffic jams!

glider

3 This is a very noisy form of transport, and not very common. Sometimes they can land on top of buildings.

4 You have to fasten your seatbelts during take-off and landing. You can't open the windows!

5 This is used for transporting large quantities of things by road.

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Meet the team; an e-mail to Australia


Complete Ricky's e-mail to his friend in Australia. Use the past simple of the verbs in the box. affive be buy give go not have lend meet see spend o

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First, make questions with the words in the box. Then complete Karen and Nicky's conversation. you/like him? you / hovo a good wookcnet? you / meet Jeff's new neighbour? Tina / there? you / see their new sound equipment? Nicky
Hi, Karen, bid you have a good weekend?

From: Ricky To: Jamie Hi Jamie!

Date: 4 September

How are you? We arrived in England four days ago, and our neighbours are really nice. Jeff (1 )________________me a tour of the area on the first day. Jeff and his girlfriend Tina have some new DJ equipment. They (2 ) ____________ it in the school holidays, and it's really good stuff. But I laughed when I (3 ) ____________ their record collection. The records (4 )_____________ ancient! They (5 )_____________ any modern ones because they (6 )______________ all their money on the equipment. So I (7 )______________ them some of mine. Oh, and I (8 )_______________ a girl at Jeff's house. Her name's Karen and she's really nice. We all (9 )_____________ for a pizza that evening. Write soon! Ricky

Karen Yes, I did, thanks. I went to Jeff's house. Nicky (1 )___________________________

Karen Yes, she was. Nicky (2 )___________________________

Karen Yes, I did. It was great! They bought it in the summer holidays. Nicky
I know. (3 )_____________________

Karen Yes, I did. His name's Ricky. Nicky (4 )___________________________

Karen Yes, I did. O Read the dialogues on page 12 of your Student's Book again. Imagine you are Jeff or Tina. Write an e-mail to a friend about w hat happened. Hi, How are you? I had a good day on Saturday....

Read the e-mail again and write short answers to the questions. Did Ricky arrive in England six days ago? No, he didn't.
1 Does Ricky like Jeff?

2 Did Jeff and Tina buy some new DJ equipment?

3 Did Ricky like Jeff's records?

4 Did Ricky and his friends go for a hamburger that evening?

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2 Mum (cook) Mum _

Rickys question

^ ^ L o o k at the picture. W hat was happening when lightning struck the house? Complete the sentences with the past continuous of the verbs in brackets (affirmative or negative). Grandpa was sleeping in his room, (sleep) Grandpa wasn't reading a book, (read)
1 The twins game, (play) a computer in the kitchen. TV. (watch) _________in the (eat)

4 John and Susan car. (talk) 5 John and Susan

Write questions and answers about w hat w as happening when lightning struck the house. 2 M um /w atch/TV? Grandpa / sleep / in his room Was Grandpa sleeping in his room? ---------------------------------Yes, he was.
1 The twins / listen to / CDs? 3 John and Susan / eat / burgers?

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Complete the sentences. Use the correct form (past continuous or past simple) of the verbs in brackets. The children were playing (play) in the garden when it started (start) to rain.
1

(you / go) to Nick's party last week? - No. I didn't.

4 Mark

(drive) to work

2 I ________________ (see) your friend yesterday. S h e ________________ (shop). 3 ________________ (you / sleep) when I

when a child__________ ______(run) into the road in front of him. 5 She q u ietly___________ room while nobody (look). (leave) the

________________ (call) you this morning? - No, I wasn't.

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d T l Look at the pictures and name the buildings (1-10). Use the words in the box.
bank church cinema library museum post office railway station restaurant school supermarket

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|||j| Complete the sentences. We go to the post office to buy stamps and post letters.
1 You can borrow books from the I 2
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i n c o m p l e t e the sentences with the words in the box. Use your dictionary if necessary.
chemist's delicatessen greengrocer's hairdresser's Internet cafe theatre Ineeded to check my e-mail, so I went into an In tern e t cafe. 1 Theres a great play on at the local _____________ at the moment. and 2 Can you go to the get some cough medicine, please? 3 T h e _____________ in the High Street sells organic vegetables. 4 You can buy lots of unusual types of

I'm going to the b ____ to money.

get some

3 They show all the latest films at the c _______ in my town. 4 If you need a place to stay for the night, try the h _____ 5 I bought my girlfriend a necklace from the j _________ 's shop.

cheese and meat in a _____________ _ 6 We need to buy some meat from the b ________ 's.

Write a list of the buildings in your town, or a town near you.

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) Complete Tina's diary entry. Use the correct form (past continuous or past simple) of the verbs in brackets.
Saturday June 10 I was finishing bre ak fa st this morning when the phone rang. It was Ricky! He (1 )_____________ (ask) me to show him central London, and I (2 )____________ (agree). We (3 )_____________ (go) to Covent Garden - it was great. Covent Garden was full of life - musicians (4 )_____________ (play) and a group of children ( 5 ) _____________ __________ (watch) (dance). While we (6 )__________ __________(ask) the dancers, Ricky (7 )__________ me a strange question. He (8 )......................... (want) to know if Karen liked him! I (9 ) _____________ (say) she did, and he seemed pleased. Then, as we (10) _____________ (walk) back to Charing Cross Station we (1 1 )_____________ (meet) Jeff and Karen! Karen (1 2 )_____________ (seem) a bit annoyed, but I don't know why.

Look at the photograph and write six sentences. W hat was happening when the photo was taken? Use the past continuous (affirmative and negative) of the verbs in the box.

^Q ^R ead Tina's diary entry again and write short answers to the questions. Was Tina having breakfast when Ricky called? Yes, she was.
1 Did Ricky want to go to London?

2 Did Tina enjoy Covent Garden?

dance

eat film

smile talk

walk

3 Did Ricky ask Tina a question while he was dancing?

Some children were dancing.


Write a diary entry describing w hat you did last Saturday.

4 Were Ricky and Tina sitting in the station when they met Jeff and Karen?

5 Did Karen seem happy to see them?

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Compare yourself to a friend. Write five sentences with an affirmative or negative comparison. Use the adjectives in the box.
attractive clever friendly heavy popular "to1 1 My friend is taller than / isn't as tall as me. (tall) 1 I 2 My friend my friend. me. my friend. me. my friend.

sLook at the pictures. Then complete the sentences with the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

3 I _______
4 My friend 5 I ________ Number 3 is older than number 12. (old) 1 Number 3 i s _____________________ number 12. (pretty) 2 Number 3 is number 12. (expensive) 3 Number 12 is number 3. (modern) 4 Number 12 is number 3. (big) 5 Number 12 number 3. (cheap)

^|!J|What's your opinion? Write five sentences (affirmative and negative) about the following activities. Use the adjectives in brackets.
boring dangerous difficult easy exciting safe

Climbing isn't as dangerous as parachuting.


1 cycling / swimming

2 surfing / ice-skating

Rewrite the sentences in Exercise 1 using negative comparisons (not as .. as). Number 12 isn't as old as number 3.
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3 climbing /surfing

4 ski-ing / windsurfing

3 4 5

5 swimming / diving

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Name the objects and complete the restaurant words puzzle.

^ Q | Name the objects and complete the restaurant words puzzle.

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^ C o m p l e t e the sentences. Soup is a popular starter.


1 Ice-cream and chocolate pudding are both d ________ s. 2 The table is often covered with a t _____________ 3 We usually drink coffee from a c ___ 4 We use a s ___________ to protect our clothes. 5 Excuse me. The pepper p _ _ is empty. 6 I had roast beef and salad for my m ___ c ________

# Match the names (1-5) with the pictures (a-e). Use your dictionary if necessary. 1 corkscrew
2 bowl 3 mug 4 candle 5 jug

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^Q ^R ead the information about Jeff and Ricky. Complete the sentences (1-6). Jeff Height 180cm Weight 74 kilos Date of birth 14 January 1987 Sports 100m sprint champion

Rearrange the words to make ^ questions and complete the conversation. Karen Who do you think is taller Ricky or Jeff? (think / Who / you / do / is / taller) Tina Karen
I think Jeff is a little bit taller than Ricky.

(1 )___________________________ (you / do / Who / younger? / think / is)


Hmm. I'm not sure. I think Jeff is a little bit younger.

Ricky Height 177cm T * mr I Weight 76 kilos Date of birth 3 August 1986 Sports Captain of the school d iving team

Tina Karen

(2 )___________________________ (think / you / heavier / Jeff? / Ricky / is / Do / than)


Yes, definitely. Jeff isn't as heavy as Ricky.

Tina
Ricky isn't as tall as Jeff, (tall)

Karen
1 J e f f _____________________ Ricky. (heavy) 2 R icky______________________ Jeff. (old) 3 R icky______________________ Jeff. (short) 4 R icky______________________ Jeff. (heavy)

(3 )___________________________ (think / you / nicer / Jeff?/ Ricky / is / Do / than)


Of course not, Karen. Jeff is my boyfriend. I think he's nicer than Ricky.

Tina

Karen

(4 )___________________________ (think/you / more intelligent/Jeff / Ricky? / is / Do / than)


Hmm. No, I Ricky is more intelligent than Jeff. Jeff thinks cooking is for girls!

5 R icky______________________ Jeff. (good/diver) 6 J e f f _____________________Ricky. (fast/runner)

Tina

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Read the information about Tina. Then write six sentences comparing yourself to her.

I m taller than/not as tall as Tina.

Tina Height Weight Date of Sports

156cm 68 kilos birth 23July 1987 Winner chess tournament School swimming champion

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My uncle Tom tells the funniest jokes. 1 W hat's_____________________ building in the world? 2 Yuck! That i s _____________________ hot dog I've ever tasted! 3 Germany's eight-lane motorways are _____________________ in Europe. 4 I love biology.l think its subject. 5 Naseem is often late because he lives

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Complete the sentences with the comparative or superlative form of the adjectives in the box. attractive comfortable difficult far good hard sunny
Sally must try harder next time. 1 Tomorrow's test is _____________________ you will ever take. 2 Yesterday the weather was _____________________ than today, and I got sunburn. 3 She thinks her boyfriend is _____________________ boy in the school, but he's not so handsome. 4 His last film was fantastic, but this one is

from school. than that! 6 She's_____________________ girl in class. She always gets good grades. 5 Pluto i s _____________________ planet from the sun. 6 This chair is _____________________ than the one in my room.

^ ^ | C h o o se the correct expression of quantity. Judith Sally


Did you have a good holiday? Yes, thanks. There was a lot o f/ a few sunshine and only (1) a little I a few rain. We met (2) a few / a little nice people. And we ate (3) a lot o f / a few great food!

Write five quiz questions, using the superlative forms of adjectives. W hat is the name of the highest mountain in the world?

Judith Sally

I bet you spent (4) a lot o f I a few money!


Yes, we did! We only had (5) a fe w / a little English money left when we arrived home - plus (6) a fe w / a little Egyptian coins. So we couldn't afford a taxi home from the airport!

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Complete the puzzle with the correct adjectives. Find the mystery adjective.
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Complete the puzzle with the correct adjectives. Find the mystery adjective.

1 The opposite of small. 2 The opposite of impatient. 3 The opposite of short (as in hair), 4 The opposite of strong. 1e i
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5 The opposite of long.


6 7 8

6 The opposite of vain. 7 The opposite of polite. 8 The opposite of confident.

Match the words in the box with the pictures (1-6). cheerful hard-working shy vain lazy sad

Match the words (1-5) with their ^ definitions (a-e). Use your dictionary if necessary. 1 sensitive ^ a) nervous, and unable to relax
2 warm b) kind, and able to understand other people's feelings c) friendly

3 tense 4 honest 5 easy-going

d) relaxed and not easily upset e) always telling the truth

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r f h Complete Ricky's e-mail to his friend. Use the words and phrases in the box.
a lot attractive blue crazy about long nicest old the prettiest sensitive shorter than tall

th e t
f J I Complete the conversation by putting ":iSiiJ' the sentences in the correct order.

From: Ricky To: Jamie Hi Jamie!

Date: 30 September

Remember I told you about Karen in my last e-mail? Well, let me tell you some more! She's really attractive. She's sixteen years (1 ) _____________ and about 160cm (2) (3 (4) (5) _____________ - that's about 15cm ) _____________ me. She has _____________ brown hair and ----------------------eyes - (6 )----------------------Jeff They must be. It was very generous of Ricky to offer to help like that. Yes, I suppose so. Thank goodness for Ricky! What a day! That was definitely tho worst day of my life! That wouldn't surprise me at all! Yes, I knew that. I think he likes her too. Tina He's a generous guy. Did you know that Karen likes him a lot? Oh, Jeff. It could be worse. Yes, thank goodness! His parents must be a lot richer than ours! Jeff, do you think our best friends are going to become boyfriend and girlfriend?

eyes of any girl I know. She's really (7 ) too - she was very upset about the burglary at Jeff's house. I think she's the (8 )_____________ girl I've ever met, and I like her (9 ) _____________ . In fact, I'm (1 0 ) her! And I think she likes me too! Speak to you soon, Ricky

t f ^ R e a d Ricky's e-mail again and answer the questions. How old is Karen? Shes sixteen.
1 Is Karen taller than Ricky?

Jeff

What a day! That was definitely the worst day of my life!


(1 )______________________________
( 2) __________________________________

Tina

Jeff
2 Does she have short brown hair?

Tina

(3 )______________________________ (4 )______________________________

Jeff
3 What colour are her eyes?

Tina (5 )_____________________________ -

Jeff
4 Is she a sensitive person?

(6) _________________________________

Tina (7 )__________________________ ____

Jeff
5 How much does Ricky like Karen?

( 8) _________________________________

Write an e-mail to your friend describing Jeff or Tina.


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|First, change the short forms to full forms, and the full forms to short forms. Say if will is for making a prediction (P), or an instant decision (ID). I'll help you with that. I will help you with that. ID
You will not enjoy that book.

Complete the sentences with the g oing to (for plans and intentions) or w ill (for instant decisions and offers of help) and the verb in brackets. A Why are you putting on your coat?

B I'm going to walk into town, (walk)


1 A B 2 A What do you want to drink? I think I tea. (have) an iced

You wont enjoy that book


1 W ell make more money next year.

2 Martha will not pass her exams. B 3 I will answer the phone. 3 A 4 No, thanks. I won't have anything to eat. B 4 A

Oh no! I forgot to bring my purse with me. Don't worry. I some money, (lend) What does Naseem intend to do when he finishes school? He (study) medicine. you

Do you have any plans for this evening? at home and

I Rearrange the words to make questions. Then write short answers. Mark / at / concert? / Will / be / the Will Mark be at the concert? No, he won't.
1 get there / we / Will / 8 o'clock? / before

B Yes. I watch TV. (stay) 5 A B

Did you invite Sue to the party? Yes, but she probably. (not / come)

Yes, 2 you / me / Will / lend / 10?

Write your own six predictions about the follow ing topics.
pollution (2020) the next football World Cup computers (2050) food (2010) the weather (tomorrow) your next English test

No, 3 be able to / doctors / cure / Will / in 2010? / cancer

Pollution won t be so bad in the year

Yes,

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Find nine types of music in the word square.

Circle the odd word out.


brass balcony tune gospel (choir) stage b li^s rap strings stalls rhythm jazz awful percussion conductor melody woodwind terrific

H E A V Y N

B L 0 0

Y E D T 0 A R L G

L M J N I M M Y 0 C

U 0 A T Z 0

M R E G A Z G P E R A u R P 0 E B 0 0 0 N c K N R 0 L A S S I

E R Z R

S) I z A

A T A K E

0 R c E I N G I R 0 L G S A M P F 0 E I L L K C A L

P A R 0

fantastic great singer soloist

audience song

Label the pictures (1-5) with the words in the box. Use your dictionary if necessary. aisle baton composer programme score

i Match the types of music from Exercise 1 with the descriptions (1-8). 1 Music by people such as Beethoven and
Bach. 2 Bob Marley made this Jamaican music very popular. 3 Religious music, sung by a choir. 4 It's loud, with a strong electric guitar sound. 5 The rhythm is heavy and the words are usually spoken. 6 The saxophone is popular with this sophisticated musical style. 7 A classical style, with singers acting out a story. 8 Elvis was the most famous singer of this type of music.

classical

_____________

score

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Meet the team : Favourite music
Read Tina's interview with Karen and complete the questionnaire.

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Look at Ricky's questionnaire. Then complete Tina's interview with Ricky.
R icky reggae heavy metal classical rap jazz don't like love Why? like horrible rhythm like guitar sound boring great words awful noise

Karen
jazz reggae heavy metal rap classical

don't like love Why? like terrific good rhythm loud and stupid terrible tunes great melodies What's your favourite type of music? Jazz. 1love jazz. Why? Because it's terrific! Do you like reggae? Yes, it's OK. It's got a good rhythm. What about heavy metal. Do you like that? No, 1don't.

Tina Karen Tina Karen Tina Karen Tina Karen Tina Karen Tina Karen Tina Karen

Tina Ricky Tina Ricky Tina Ricky Tina Ricky Tina

What's your favourite type of music?

I love rap.
Why? (1) Do you like reggae? (2) What about heavy metal? (3) Why? (4) Do you like classical? (5) And what about jazz? (6) Why not? (7)

Why not?

Ricky
Because it's loud and stupid.

Tina
Do you like rap?

Ricky
No. The tunes are terrible.

Tina
Do you like classical?

Ricky
Yes, 1like it. There are some great melodies.

Tina Ricky O

Fill in the music questionnaire yourself. Write Tina's interview with you.

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The London Eye


Grammar
Judith w ent to university thee weeks ago. Complete her mum's letter. Use the present perfect of the verbs in brackets.
Dear Judith,

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Look at the chart and write five sentences. Use the present perfect (affirmative or negative). Edward
g o to Amsterdam eat Indian food see an eclipse

Sally and Judith

I've written to you three times now, and you


(1 ) __________ (not/reply). I hope nothing bad (2 ) __________ (happen). Maybe you (3 )__________ (lose) the stamps I gave you. Anyway, things (4 )__________ (change) a lot here. Your dad (5 )______ __ a new car! It's a on old Ford, and I (6 )__________ (not go) in it yet, but I will soon. Grandma (7 )___________ (start) a new job at the supermarket - she loves it. And the twins (8 )__________ (go) to France! They (9 )-----------------(not/write) to us yet, so I don't know exactly what they're doing there. Maybe everyone I know (10 )__________ (decide) to stop writing to me! I hope not. Write soon, please! Love Mum (buy)

Edward has never been to Amsterdam. 1 Sally and Ju d ith _____________________ to Amsterdam. 2 Edw ard____________________________ 3 ____________________________________ 4 ____________________________________ 5 ____________________________________

|||^Write true sentences about yourself. Use the experiences in the box.
buy a gospel CD eat octopus go to a ballet see a shooting star study German travel to another country

|Complete the sentences. Use the present perfect form of the verbs in the box and never.
eat go I laugh study

I've never bought a gospel CD.

can't understand Mr Wu because I have

never studied Chinese.


1 Su san __________ in such an expensive restaurant. 2 I __________ to Mexico. 3 My students__________ at any of my jokes.
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Vocabulary
Rearrange the letters to make words, then match them with the pictures (a-e). USOME mouse
1 NOMIROT 2 HIPCROMONE 3 PATPOL 4 HAPDENSHOE

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Match the pictures (a-e) with the words in the box. Use your dictionary if necessary.
pager personal organizer projector scafmef web cam This is for transferring pictures or text on to a computer. scanner

1 This device beeps when somebody is trying to contact you.

Put this on top of your computer, and the whole world can watch you work!

Complete the sentences (1-5). Use the words in the box.


binoculars calculator camcorder keyboard modem personal storoo You can use a personal stereo to listen to music wherever you go. 1 A _____________ is useful for doing maths problems. 2 We recorded Jenny's performance on a _____________ , and watched it later. 3 I was so far away from the action I needed_____________ to see clearly. 4 The letter x is broken on my 3 This is for displaying images on a wall or big screen.

4 This is an electronic diary and address book.

5 M y _____________ allows me to connect my computer to the Internet.

Write descriptions of the items in Exercise 1. Use your dictionary if necessary. 1 A mouse to move round the monitor,

2 The speaker produces sounds.


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i^y||Tina interviewed Ricky about his experiences for the school magazine. Put Tina's questions in the correct order to complete their conversation.

Tina

W hat countries have you been to?

Ricky Apart from Australia and England? I've been to New Zealand, and Malaysia.

Tina

(1 )___________________________

Ricky No, I haven't. But I'd love to go one day. Tina (2 )___________________________

Ricky No, I haven't. Not really. I'm not very brave! Tina (3 )___________________________

Ricky Oh, yes. I've written a few of those! Tina (4 )___________________________

Ricky Yes, I have. I met Judy Nunn. She's an actress. OK, ... maybe she's only famous in Australia! Tina
Tina's questions Have you ever met anyone famous? What countrios have you boon to? Have you ever written a love letter? So would I! Have you ever done anything really dangerous? Who would you most like to meet? Have you ever been to the USA?

(5 )___________________________

Ricky Hmmm. I think I'd like to meet Cameron Diaz. Tina (6 )___________________________

^ ' Read the interview again and write a paragraph about Ricky. Ricky has been to New Zealand and Malaysia. He hasn't...

M eet the team plus + + + + + +

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Karens experiences
Countries visited: France, Spain Countries she wants to visit: China, Poland Dangerous things: hang-gliding, rock climbing love letters: never fam ous people met: Robbie Williams would like to meet: the President of the USA, the Pope

T i n a also interviewed Karen for the magazine. Look at her notes, and write their conversation. Tina What countries have you visited? Karen I ve been to .... Write a short paragraph about yourself and your experiences. Answ er the questions that Tina asks her friends. I ve been to ...

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1 Jeffs a DJ now!
Grammar
1 2 3 4 5 6 spent sang saw won left met

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1+

1 tram 2 train 3 helicopter 4 plane 5 lorry 6 tube

24- 1 hovercraft 2 hot-air balloon 3 go-kart 4 yacht 5 cable-car

Meet the team: An e-mail to Australia

1 Cheryl didn't make the cake. She bought it in a shop. 2 Sam didn't send Jo flowers. He gave them to her. 3 Your horse didn't win the race. It lost.

1
2

1 gave 2 bought 3 saw 4 were 5 didn't have 6 spent 7 lent I met 9 went 1 Yes, he does. 2 Yes, they did. 3 No, he didn't. 4 No, they didn't.

Grammar plus + + + + + + + +
1 2 3 4 5 6 Did you enjoy it? I did Did Sally like it? she didn't; left Why didn't she like it? gave

M eet the team plus + + + + + +


1+ 1 Was Tina there? 2 Did you see their new sound equipment? 3 Did you meet Jeff's new neighbour? 4 Did you like him? 2+ (suggested answer) Hi Susan, How are you? I had a good day on Saturday I went to Jeff's house. Karen came and we showed her the new DJ equipment that we bought during the school holidays. Ricky arrived too. He told us our records were ancient! We can't buy/afford any new records because we spent all our money on the equipment! But Ricky agreed to lend us some of his modern ones. Then we all went for a pizza. I think Karen liked Ricky. She thinks he's gorgeous!

2+ Students' own answers.

Vocabulary
I K f Bl 0 0 R B T A 0 L 0 T R A R 0 (t N B A R E I M A( L K R I B I e J L IN JU (H E L I

(S' H I fP) A N c A N L A B 0 T E A m :I r 0 B N N u I ;t U fBN IeJ K N E L U M 0 R [ r y : IsJ T N A (V A N) A M R I N Y U! C 0 P T E R)

e :IN

Road Rail Air Sea

bus lorry motorbike van train tram tube helicopter plane boat ship

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Unit 2 Rickys question


Grammar
1 1 2 3 4 5 were playing wasn't cooking was watching were talking weren't eating

Vocabulary plus + + + + + + +
1+ See Exercise 1
2+ 1 2 3 4 theatre chemist's greengrocer's delicatessen

3+ Students' own answers.

1 Were the twins listening to CDs? No they weren't. 2 Was Mum watching TV? Yes, she was 3 Were John and Susan eating burgers? No, they weren't.

Gram m ar plus + + + + + + + +
1+ 1 2 3 4 5
Did you go saw; was shopping Were you sleeping; called was driving; ran left; was looking

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

asked agreed went were playing were dancing were watching asked wanted said were walking met seemed Yes, he did. Yes, she did. No, he didn't. No, they weren't. No, she didn't.

Vocabulary
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 post office library museum restaurant school railway station cinema supermarket church library bank cinema hotel jeweller butcher

M eet the team plus + + + + + +


1+ (suggested answers) Some children were dancing. People in the cafe were eating. A man was filming the children. Tina was smiling. Ricky and Tina were talking. Ricky and Tina weren't walking. 2+ Students' own answers.

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Unit 3 Tina tells Karen the truth


Grammar
1 1 2 3 4 5 prettier than more expensive than more modern than bigger than cheaper than 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4

t the team : Le ts c
isn't as heavy as is older than is shorter than is heavier than is a better diver than is a faster runner than Who do you think is younger? Do you think Ricky is heavier than Jeff? Do you think Ricky is nicer than Jeff? Do you think Jeff is more intelligent than Ricky?

(Suggested answers) 1 Number 12 isn't as pretty as number 3. 2 Number 12 isn't as expensive as number 3. 3 Number 3 isn't as modern as number 12. 4 Number 3 isn't as big as number 12. 5 Number 3 isn't as cheap as number 12.

M eet the team plus + + + + + +


1+ Students' own answers.

Gram m ar plus + + + + + + + +
1+ Students' own answers. 2+ Students' own answers.

Vocabulary
1 G L A s 2S p o 3S 4p o R 5K A N U N 6C C I 7 M E N u F R 8P L A T E
2 1 2 3 4 5 6 desserts tablecloth cup serviette pot main course

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1 + See Exercise 1
2+2e 3a 4b 5d

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Unit 4 The worst day of my life


Grammar
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 the the the the the the tallest worst widest most interesting furthest most intelligent 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 old tall shorter than long blue the prettiest sensitive nicest a lot crazy about

III

a little a few a lot of a lot of a little a few

1 No she isn't. She's shorter.


2 No she doesn't. She has long brown hair.

3 They're blue. 4 Yes, she is. 5 He likes her a lot/He's crazy about her.

1+ 1 2 3 4 5 6

the most difficult sunnier the most attractive better the furthest more comfortable

1+ Tina Jeff Tina Jeff Tina

2+ Students' own answers.

2P
A

Jeff
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Tina Jeff

(1) Oh, Jeff. It could be worse. (2) Yes, I suppose so. Thank goodness for Ricky! (3) Yes, thank goodness! His parents must be a lot richer than ours! (4) They must be. It was very generous of Ricky to offer to help like that. (5) He's a generous guy. Do you know that Karen likes him a lot? (6) Yes, I knew that. I think he likes her too. (7) Jeff, do you think our best friends are going to become boyfriend and girlfriend? (8) That wouldn't surprise me at all!

2+ Students' own answers.

2 cheerful 3 sad 4 hard-working 5 lazy 6 vain

* +

*f* +

* * +

1+ See Exercise 1
2+ 2 3 4 5 c a e d

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Unit 5 We ll need a name!


Grammar
1 1 2 3 4
We will make more money next year. P Martha won't pass her exams. P I'll answer the phone. ID No thanks. I will not have anything to eat. ID 1+ 1 2 3 4 5 conductor blues woodwind awful song

2 1 Will we get there before 8 o'clock? Yes, we will. 2 Will you lend me 10? No, I won't. 3 Will doctors be able to cure cancer in 2010? Yes, they will.

2+ 2 composer 3 baton 4 aisle 5 programme

M eet the team : Favourite music

Gram m ar plus + + + + + + + +
1+ 1 2 3 4 5 'll/will have 'll/will lend 's/is going to study 'm/am going to stay won't/will not come

Karen
jazz reggae heavy metal rap classical

don't like

like love Why? terrific good rhythm loud and stupid terrible tunes great melodies

2+ Students' own answers.

Vocabulary
)A M P 0 w B L U E ss E L M 0 R I T fR" A c A 0 ;j A Z z; A E R I V 0 N T (It A K G 0 fG' Y P I Z A Z E G R 0 M Y MCo IP E R K G s E D M u R P 0 [e ] M p T 0 Y B 0 0 0 N 0 E A( R 0 C K N R 0 L sLj R E

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1+ (suggested answers) 1 Because it has great words. 2 No I don't. It has a horrible rhythm. 3 Yes, I like heavy metal. 4 Because I like the guitar sound. 5 No, I don't. It's boring. 6 No, I don't. 7 Because it's an awful noise! 2+ Students' own answers.

N I
L A F I

K X, lG :c L A S S I C A L)
reggae gospel heavy metal rap jazz opera rock'n'roll

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Uni! 6 The London Eye


Gram m ar
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 haven't replied has happened have lost have changed has bought haven't been has started have gone haven't written has decided

Meet the team : Life experiences


1 Have you ever been to the USA? 2 Have you ever done anything really dangerous? 3 Have you ever written a love letter? 4 Have you ever met anyone famous? 5 Who would you most like to meet? 6 So would I!

1 has/'s never eaten 2 have/'ve never been 3 have never laughed

(sample answer) Ricky has been to New Zealand and Malaysia. He hasn't... been to the USA, but he'd really like to one day. He hasn't done anything very dangerous because he isn't very brave. But he has written a few love letters! He has met one famous person. Her name is Judy Nunn, but she is only famous in Australia. The person he'd most like to meet is Cameron Diaz. So would I!

Gram m ar plus + + + + + + + +
1+ 1 have been 2 has eaten Indian food. 3 Sally and Judith have never eaten Indian food. 4 Edward has never seen an eclipse. 5 Sally and Judith have seen an eclipse.

M eet the team plus + + + + + +


1+ Tina What countries have you visited? Karen I've been to France and Spain. Tina What country would you like to visit most? Karen I'd like to visit China and Poland. Tina Have you ever done anything very dangerous? Karen Yes, I have. I've been hang-gliding and rock-climbing. Tina Have you ever written a love letter? Karen No, I haven't. Tina Have you ever met anyone famous? Karen Yes, I have. I've met Robbie Williams! Tina Who would you most like to meet? Karen I'd like to meet the President of the USA and the Pope. 2+ Students' own answers.

2+ Students' own answers.

Vocabulary
1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 monitor (c) microphone (a) laptop (e) headphones (d) calculator camcorder binoculars keyboard modem

Vocabulary plus + + + + + + +
1+ 2 3 4 5 pager web cam projector personal organizer

2+ Students' own answers.