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Marzo 2014 THE EXERCISE BOOK
2014_3_WORK_marzo_cop.indd 1 14/02/14 16.03
Direttore responsabile Pietro Boroli

Direttrice editoriale Rosanna Cassano
rosanna.cassano@mywaymedia.it

Caposervizio Mark Worden
mark.worden@mywaymedia.it

Segreteria di redazione Vanessa Aric
vanessa.arico@mywaymedia.it

Esercizi a cura di Graziella Del Ciuco

Ha collaborato: Roberta Migliucci

Realizzazione a cura di:
Edit srl Milano

Stampa:
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Tel: 02 21768.507
Gli esercizi sono basati sugli articoli del numero del mese e corrispondono
al loro livello linguistico.
LIVELLI LINGUISTICI
A2
PRE-INTERMEDIATE
B1
LOWER INTERMEDIATE
B2
UPPER INTERMEDIATE
C1
ADVANCED
C2
PROFICIENCY
A1
BEGINNER
i bee
it
bed
and
car
box
ball
book
u blue
cup
bird
mother
k car
j yes
thank
that
z zero
ship
leisure
chair
jewel
king
SIMBOLI FONETICI
Il livello linguistico degli esercizi indicato secondo i criteri del Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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NATIONAL
JOE DAY
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Unit 1
PRE-INTERMEDIATE
A2
VOCABULARY
1.1
VOCABULARY
Leggi larticolo e completa con laggettivo adatto tra quelli nel riquadro.
1) On March 27
th
Americans celebrate a holiday
called National Joe Day.
2) The expression the joe means an ordinary
person.
3) For many years parents gave their children
ordinary names.
4) In 2013 the most names were Sophia, Emma
and Liam.
5) Some of year's most popular names were
strange.
6) It has become very for celebrities to give their
children unusual names.
7) Nicholas Cage called his son Kal-El.
8) Gwyneth Paltrow said she thought the name Apple, which she gave
her daughter, sounded and clean.
9) No wonder so many Americans love Joe Day!
lovely
last
National
second
popular
average
strange
trendy
American
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Unit 1
GRAMMAR
1.2
GRAMMAR
I VERBI RIFLESSIVI
Nellarticolo abbiamo trovato:
everyone can call himself or herself Joe tutti possono chiamarsi Joe
I verbi riessivi si formano aggiungendo al verbo i pronomi riessivi:
1 pers. myself ourselves
2 pers. yourself yourselves
3 pers. himself
herself themselves
itself
Per i soggetti indeniti si usa oneself.
Alcuni verbi riessivi di uso comune:
I cut myself with a knife. Mi sono tagliato con un coltello.
We enjoyed ourselves at the party. Ci siamo divertiti alla festa.
Attenzione: alcuni verbi sono riessivi in italiano ma non in inglese:
She doesnt feel very well. Non si sente molto bene.
Lets meet after school! Incontriamoci dopo la scuola!
help oneself servirsi
enjoy oneself divertirsi
introduce oneself presentarsi
cut oneself tagliarsi
burn oneself bruciarsi
hurt oneself farsi male
kill oneself uccidersi
feel sentirsi
wash lavarsi
shave radersi
comb pettinarsi
complain lamentarsi
hide nascondersi
get up alzarsi
apologize scusarsi
remember ricordarsi
meet incontrarsi
Completa le frasi con un verbo riessivo.
1) He fell of his bike and .
2) Yesterday Karl and I at the party.
3) I with a hot iron.
4) Please, to some fruit!
5) Let me : my name is Marta.
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Unit 2
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NIGELLA LAWSON PRE-INTERMEDIATE
A2
TRUE OR FALSE?
2.1
1) Nigella Lawson is a British television personality.
2) She is the daughter of one of Margaret Thatchers
ministers.
3) Her ex husband is the co-founder of the Saatchi & Saatchi
advertising agency.
4) Saatchi & Saatchi worked on the advertising campaign for
Tony Blair.
5) Nigella Lawson is now 45.
6) She was a brilliant student at Cambridge University.
7) She hosts very popular cookery shows.
8) She was recently involved in a court case about credit
card fraud.
9) The defendant in the trial was her personal assistant.
10) Allegations about Nigella Lawsons problems with drugs
emerged during the trial.
11) The two sisters accused of credit card fraud were
arrested.
12) During an argument with her husband in a London
restaurant she physically assaulted him.
13) Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi recently got divorced.

14) The trial took place in Isleworth, West London.
Leggi larticolo e decidi se le seguenti afermazioni sono vere (T) o false (F).
T F
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Unit 2
GRAMMAR
2.2
GRAMMAR
USED TO
Per parlare di azioni che erano abituali nel passato ma che adesso
non si vericano pi si usa:
used to + forma base del verbo
AFFERMATIVA I used to play rugby when I was young.
Giocavo a rugby da giovane.
NEGATIVA I didnt use to play rugby when I was young.
Non giocavo a rugby da giovane.
INTERROGATIVA Did you use to play rugby when you were young?
Giocavi a rugby da giovane?
In genere used to non viene tradotto, ma viene espresso in italiano
dallimperfetto, anche se talvolta si usa lespressione essere solito.
Traduci in inglese.
1) Vivevo a Roma, ora vivo a Genova.

2) Da giovane bevevo molto latte. Ora lo detesto.

3) Quando era in vacanza era solito alzarsi alle 7.

4) Lei non fumava, prima di incontrare John.

5) Studiavamo il francese, ora studiamo lo spagnolo.

6) Destate andavate al mare?

7) Era il migliore nella classe.

8) Ero timido da bambino.

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Unit 2
FALSE FRIENDS
2.3
Come hai visto, in questo articolo abbiamo incontrato argument, un
false friend che non signica argomento, ma lite, discussione.
E tu come te la cavi con i false friends? Completa seguendo l' esempio:
ape = scimmia e non ape, che invece in inglese bee
1) malicious = e non ,
che invece in inglese
2) parent = e non ,
che invece in inglese
3) corridor = e non ,
che invece in inglese
4) pretend = e non ,
che invece in inglese
5) vicious = e non ,
che invece in inglese
6) extravagant = e non ,
che invece in inglese
7) direction = e non ,
che invece in inglese
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Unit 3
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PRE-INTERMEDIATE
A2
THE GRAND
CANYON
A che cosa si riferiscono i numeri che seguono (a-l)? Leggi larticolo e
abbinali alle informazioni nel riquadro (1-12).
a) 450
b) 29
c) 1.6
d) 80
e) 4
f) 2
g) 1540
h) -20
i) 40
j) 600
k) 125
l) 24
READING COMPREHENSION
3.1
1) million years ago; when the Grand Canyon was
formed
2) hours; time span of the Grand Canyon Ultra
Marathon
3) C; lowest winter temperature in the Grand Canyon
4) kilometres; distance covered in the Grand Canyon
Ultra Marathon
5) people who have died in the Grand Canyon in the
past 150 years
6) billion years ago; when the Earth was formed
7) kilometres; width of the Grand Canyon
8) C; highest summer temperature in the Grand
Canyon
9) kilometres; length of the Grand Canyon
10) billion years ago; when the Grand Canyons oldest
rocks were formed
11) year in which the rst European saw the Grand
Canyon
12) kilometres; depth of the Grand Canyon
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Unit 3
Completa le domande con le question words appropriate e collegale
alle risposte scrivendo la lettera dentro il quadratino.
READING COMPREHENSION
3.2
1) lived in the Canyons caves?
2) is the Grand Canyon?
3) does the Grand Canyon contain?
4) is Garcia Lpez de Crdenas famous?
5) is the Grand Canyon today?
6) is the Skywalk?
7) can tourists walk over the Grand Canyon?
8) are the Havasupai Indians?
9) can you sleep in the Grand Canyon?
10) river passes through the Grand Canyon?
11) In ways did people die in the Grand Canyon?
a) The fossils of many prehistoric
animals.
b) Native Americans who still live in
a village in the Grand Canyon.
c) The Colorado River.
d) In airplane or helicopter crashes,
drowning in the Colorado
River, from falls, heat strokes or
dehydration.
e) Because he was the rst
European to see the canyon and
tell his people about it.
f) A major tourist attraction.
g) On a glass walkway.
h) By foot, bus, helicopter, on the
back of a mule, on a raft, in a
horse-drawn carriage, on the
Skywalk.
i) Native Americans.
j) At one of the canyons camping
sites.
k) In the state of Arizona.
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MILTON KEYNES
Unit 4
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LOWER
INTERMEDIATE
B1
ADVANCED
C1
4.1
LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Ascolta la prima parte dellarticolo, poi scegli tra a, b o c per completare le
frasi che seguono.
1) Milton Keynes is located

a
70 kilometres north of London.

b
45 kilometres north of London.

c
70 miles north of London.
2) In 1964 a government report identied Milton Keynes as a possible
location for

a
a big shopping centre.

b
one of three new towns in the southeast of Britain.

c
the county of Buckinghamshire.
3) Today in Milton Keynes you can nd

a
seven villages.

b
three small towns.

c
one of the largest covered shopping centres in Europe.
4) Today Milton Keynes has a population of

a
250,000.

b
25,000.

c
150,000.
5) The quality of life in Milton Keynes is very good because

a
there is an interesting civic centre.

b
there are narrow streets and old wooden buildings.

c
there are few traf c jams and therefore less air pollution.
SpeakUp / Marzo 2014 9
Unit 4
4.2
LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Ascolta lintervista a Roger Kitchen, poi completa le frasi scegliendo una
delle tre opzioni.
1) Roger Kitchen moved to Milton Keynes in the early
, when the new town was still under construction.
A
1960s
B
1970s
C
1980s
2) Roger Kitchen thinks that Milton Keynes is
community.
A
an idyllic
B
a boring
C
a cosmopolitan
3) Roger Kitchen quotes by Ebenezer Howard,
Garden Cities of Tomorrow.
A
an article
B
a documentary
C
a book
4) According to Ebenezer Howard, new towns had to be a combination
of and country.
A
town
B
industry
C
commercial sites
5) In the period new towns were a way to nd
new housing for people after London had been heavily bombed.
A
Post-War
B
Pre-War
C
Interwar
6) Milton Keynes was part of a more recent project, that began
years ago.
A
30
B
50
C
70
7) Roger Kitchen, like most people living in Milton Keynes,
to move there.
A
chose
B
was forced
C
didn't want
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THE STORY OF
MARY POPPINS
Unit 5
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PROFICIENCY
C2
ITALIANO BRITISH ENGLISH AMERICAN ENGLISH
appartamento at apartment
autunno autumn fall
banconota note bill
biscotto biscuit cookie
calcio football soccer
caramella sweet candy
coda queue line
divano sofa couch
intervallo interval intermission
melanzana aubergine eggplant
orario timetable schedule
patatine fritte chips French fries
spazzatura rubbish garbage
zucchina courgette zucchini
UK vs US
5.1
Ecco alcune parole che presentano delle diferenze a seconda che si parli
il British English o lAmerican English.
SpeakUp / Marzo 2014 11
Unit 5
Trova nellintervista a Emma Thompson le parole con cui lattrice:
READING COMPREHENSION
5.2
1) descrive che cosa un Western e spiega in che modo sia Nanny
McPhee sia Marry Poppins possono considerarsi dei Western
2) racconta come le stato comunicato che, dopo il secondo lm della
serie Nanny McPhee, non ci sarebbe stato un terzo
Trova nellintervista a Tom Hanks le parole con cui lattore:
3) racconta come a Walt Disney sia nata lidea di Disneyland
4) descrive la reazione della nipotina davanti a Winnie the Pooh
Adventure, a Disneyland
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Unit 5
CROSSWORD
5.3
Across:
2 The character played by Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks.
3 Another movie in which Emma Thompson stars, besides Saving Mr. Banks.
6 The name of a famous theme park created by Walt Disney.
7 The actress who plays P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.
8 The director of Saving Mr. Banks.
9 The lm starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks that describes the
making of the movie Mary Poppins.
Down:
1 A famous childrens movie which celebrates its 50
th
anniversary this year.
4 The name of Walt Disneys daughter.
5 The author of the books on which Mary Poppins is based.
1
2

3

4

5
6


7

8

9
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Unit 6
CATE BLANCHETT
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ADVANCED
C1
Leggi larticolo e completa la tabella ricavando i dati dal testo.
READING COMPREHENSION
6.1
1) A MOVIE
2) A PLAY
3) AN ACTRESS
4) A CHARACTER IN A PLAY
5) A PLAYWRIGHT
6) A FILM DIRECTOR
7) A THEATRE COMPANY
8) A CHARACTER IN A MOVIE
9) TWO AWARDS
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Unit 6
VOCABULARY
6.2
VOCABULARY
Leggi larticolo e abbina ogni nome alla sua denizione.
1) award a) an image in a lm
2) nomination b) a piece of good luck
3) challenge
c) the act of performing, for
example a play
4) role
d) the people who work in the news
media
5) whif
e) a group of artists who perform
together
6) direction
f) the act of submitting somebody
for an award
7) shot
g) a severe and sudden emotional
disorder
8) fortune
h) the feeling of having done
something embarrassing or
dishonourable
9) ensemble
i) a stimulating and demanding
situation
10) performance j) a part in a play or lm
11) press k) a gentle gust of air
12) survivor l) the act of directing
13) breakdown
m) a person who carries on in spite
of hardship
14) shame
n) a prize awarded for an
achievement
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Unit 6
VOCABULARY
6.3
VOCABULARY
Trova nellarticolo le parti che signicano:
1) che le valso

2) con cui abbia mai avuto la grande fortuna di lavorare

3) il cui mondo crollato

4) lei prova a ricominciare una nuova vita

5) le cose peggiorano soltanto

6) la gente si domandata

7) cosa penso che accada alla ne del lm

8) oppure le cose vanno a nire male per lei

9) la sicurezza di una famiglia che li recuperer

10) unenorme onta sociale

11) non ha nessuna delle cose che ho citato

12) non ha molto a che vedere con la mia persona

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ADVANCED
C1
Unit 7
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ENGLISH
7.1
LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Ascolta larticolo e scegli tra a, b o c per completare le frasi che seguono.
1) Mike Strevens went to Italy for the rst time

a
in 1992.

b
in 1995.

c
in 2002.
2) He started learning Italian when he was

a
fteen.

b
twelve.

c
twenty.
3) His rst teacher was employed by

a
the Swiss government.

b
the British government.

c
the Italian government.
4) He found that the Italian language was

a
very useful for his career.

b
a big part of his life and identity.

c
very useful for meeting girls.
5) Grammar rules in English are

a
as rigid as in Italian.

b
more rigid than in Italian.

c
less rigid than in Italian.
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Unit 7
GRAMMAR
7.2
GRAMMAR
IT HAS, IT IS OR ITS?
Nellarticolo abbiamo incontrato:
Its never really helped me in my career... but its probably one of
the best things Ive ever done.
Non mi ha mai davvero aiutato nella carriera... ma probabilmente
una delle cose migliori che abbia mai fatto.
Its la forma contratta di it is, ma anche di it has:
Its time to leave. ora di andare.
Look at his bike: its got a at tyre! Guarda la sua bici: ha la
gomma bucata!
Queste forme inoltre non vanno confuse con il possessivo its (il suo,
la sua nella forma neutra), che si scrive in modo simile e si pronuncia
nella stessa identica maniera.
This restaurant is famous for its exotic cuisine.
Questo ristorante famoso per la sua cucina esotica.
Nelle frasi seguenti specica se its sta per it is oppure it has.
Attenzione: tre frasi contengono inoltre un errore: trovalo
e correggilo.
1) Its taken me a long time to cook dinner.
2) Today its March 22.
3) Its hard to get good marks with that teacher.
4) Its been snowing all night.
5) In this room its quite hot!
6) Its their turn to do the dishes.
7) Do you know that restaurant? Its name is Alices.
8) Its been a long time since we rst met.
9) I like its shape but I dont like its colour.
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Unit 7
7.3
SPOT THE MISTAKE!
1) I like the rugby.

2) Last Summer I went in England.

3) I do breakfast before going to school.

4) I live in Genoa for ve years.

5) We must go to home.

6) Can you borrow me your pencil?

7) A day they would like to buy a bigger house.

8) Dont do mistakes!

Gli italiani fanno sempre gli stessi errori perch tendono a trasferire
nellinglese i meccanismi della lingua italiana. In alcuni casi si tratta di
errori banali; vediamone qualcuno.
Trova lerrore e correggilo.
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Unit 8
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ADVANCED
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TARZAN
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Leggi il brano e rispondi alle domande.
1) What time of the day is it at the beginning of the passage?

2) Who has erected a little bower?

3) What instincts start to prevail in Tarzan?

4) What does Tarzan do to assure Jane of her safety?

5) Who lies down across the entrance of the bower?

6) Why does he lie across the entrance?

7) Where has Tarzan gone when Jane wakes up in the morning?

8) Does she think he will come back?

READING COMPREHENSION
8.1
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Unit 8
9) Is she torn by anxiety or does she feel safe and thankful?

10) What happens after breakfast?

11) Where do they stop at noon?

12) How long does the journey last?

13) What is their destination?

14) What happens when Jane tries to lead Tarzan to the cabin where
her people are?

15) How does the passage end?

GRAMMAR
8.2
GRAMMAR
TWO TRICKY VERBS: "LAY" AND "LIE"
Nel brano abbiamo incontrato:
he laid this at the entrance la depose allingresso
where he had lain all night dove era stato sdraiato per tutta la notte
Si tratta di due verbi molto diversi tra loro, da non confondere:
lay vuol dire deporre, appoggiare, posare
lie vuol dire giacere, essere sdraiato, disteso in posizione orizzontale.
Queste le loro forme:
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE -ING FORM
lay laid laid laying
lie lay lain lying
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Unit 8
ATTENZIONE: a rendere le cose ancora pi complicate, c poi un
altro signicato del verbo lie, che si pronuncia nello stesso modo ma
vuol dire mentire, dire bugie.
Questo verbo ha la stessa forma per il past simple e il past participle:
lied. Nellaggiungere -ing modica la sua ortograa: lying.
She lies all the time. Lei dice sempre bugie.
I lied to him about my age. Gli ho mentito sulla mia et.
We knew he had lied to her. Sapevamo che le aveva mentito!
I know youre lying! So che stai dicendo bugie!
Traduci le frasi in inglese tenendo presenti le informazioni della tabella
grammaticale sui verbi lay e lie.
1) Ogni giorno mi sdraio sul divano per un pisolino.

2) Le galline in genere depongono un uovo al giorno.

3) Si sdrai sul divano e si addorment.

4) Appoggi la mano sul braccio di lei.

5) Avrebbe potuto stare sdraiato a letto tutto il pomeriggio.

6) Mark ha appena appoggiato il libro sul tavolo.

7) Stava sdraiata sulla spiaggia tutto il giorno.

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UPPER INTERMEDIATE
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Unit 9
THE WORLD
IS FULL OF
SURPRISES
Combina le parole 1-15 con le parole a-o per ricreare espressioni uguali a
quelle utilizzate nellarticolo.
1) early a) market
2) depressed b) lounge
3) local c) income
4) growth d) area
5) household e) machine
6) modern f) hotel
7) prepaid g) opportunities
8) mobile h) conveniences
9) physiological i) card
10) at-screen j) segment
11) karaoke k) needs
12) geographic l) afternoon
13) customer m) TV
14) business-class n) company
15) ve-star o) phone
VOCABULARY
9.1
VOCABULARY
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Unit 9
Leggi larticolo e rispondi alle domande scegliendo una tra le tre opzioni.
1) Who is the author of the article?

a
A senior executive.

b
A market researcher.

c
A customer from the Philippines.
2) Who is the person interviewed in the province of Manila?

a
A woman with a household income of $2 a day.

b
A student dressed up for school.

c
A person who owns a karaoke machine.
3) What do we know about the son of the woman living in the province
of Manila?

a
He can access education thanks to the familys mobile phone.

b
He has more than twenty friends on Facebook.

c
He is a cock ght organizer.
4) What does the interviewer say about people with low-income levels?

a
They are only concerned with technological devices.

b
They are only concerned with physiological needs.

c
They are not only concerned with physiological needs but have
developed new habits related to the explosion of technology.
5) What should a manager do if he/she is interested in a particular
geographic market or customer segment?

a
He/She should attend as many conferences as possible.

b
He/She should spend the time trying to understand it thoroughly.

c
He/She should stay at ve-star hotels in the central business
district.
READING COMPREHENSION
9.2
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Unit 9
PUZZLE
9.3
Trova le 15 parole a-o dellesercizio 1 nascoste nel puzzle. Le parole
possono essere disposte in orizzontale, verticale oppure obliquo (dallalto
in basso o dal basso in alto).
R M N H D I E E D U O L T J N
O R K X D D G E J E A E C A O
Y A O E O N P F N P K A E U P
C N R M U Y K I Y R Z R T A P
Q N T O D M H N A E A N P S O
T E L F W C A M L I E N U V R
M E M S A P L E V M P O Q E T
Y D P M M P M X G Q D S P L U
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Unit 10
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HOW TO SET
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1) report a) sure thing
2) clever b) (to) remember
3) devious c) dishonest
4) tip d) verse
5) line e) a type of bird
6) (to) advise f) account
7) (to) pick g) (to) rely on
8) pigeon h) impudent
9) (to) trust i) senseless
10) cheeky j) smart
11) nonsense k) (to) select
12) winner l) hint
13) (to) recall m) (to) recommend
14) length n) number of characters
VOCABULARY
10.1
VOCABULARY
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TRUE OR FALSE?
10.2
Leggi larticolo e decidi se le seguenti afermazioni sono vere (T) o false (F).
1) Splashdate has conducted a survey on the most
common passwords in use.
2) According to the study, the most common passwords
are password, iloveyou and birthdays.
3) Bruce Schneider is a security technologist.
4) A password should be secure and memorable.
5) Bruce Schneider suggests hackmeifyoucan as a
secure password.
6) Another good idea is a password based on a catchy
song.
7) Using the numbers in your address should be avoided.
8) Letting the browser remember your password is a
good safety measure.
9) A nonsense phrase made up of many words could be
a secure password.
10) Long phrases arent good for creating secure
passwords.
T F
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PAGINA 1
NATIONAL JOE DAY
1.1 VOCABULARY
1) On March 27th Americans celebrate a strange
holiday called National Joe Day.
2) The expression the average joe means an
ordinary person.
3) For many years American parents gave their
children ordinary names.
4) In 2013 the most popular names were Sophia,
Emma and Liam.
5) Some of last year's most popular names were
strange.
6) It has become very trendy for celebrities to give
their children unusual names.
7) Nicholas Cage called his second son Kal-El.
8) Gwyneth Paltrow said she thought the name
Apple, which she gave her daughter, sounded
lovely and clean.
9) No wonder so many Americans love National
Joe Day!
1.2 GRAMMAR
1) hurt himself
2) enjoyed ourselves
3) burnt myself
4) help yourself
5) introduce myself
PAGINA 3
NIGELLA LAWSON
2.1 VOCABULARY
1) T, 2) T, 3) T, 4) F, 5) F, 6) F, 7) T, 8) T, 9) F, 10) T,
11) F, 12) F, 13) T, 14) T
2.2 GRAMMAR
1) I used to live in Rome, now I live in Genoa.
2) When I was young I used to drink a lot of milk.
Now I hate it.
3) When he was on holiday he used to get up at
7 oclock.
4) She didnt use to smoke before meeting John.
5) We used to study French, now we study Spanish.
6) Did you use to go to the seaside in the summer?
7) He used to be the best in class.
8) I used to be shy when I was a child.
2.3 FALSE FRIENDS
1) malevolo / malizioso / naughty, mischievous
2) genitore / parente / relative
3) corridoio / corridore / runner
4) ngere / pretendere / claim
5) malvagio / vizioso / dissolute
6) sprecone / stravagante / eccentric, odd
7) direzione, verso / direzione manageriale /
management
PAGINA 6
THE GRAND CANYON
3.1 READING COMPREHENSION
a) 9, b) 7, c) 12, d) 1, e) 6, f) 10, g) 11, h) 3, i) 8, j) 5,
k) 4, l) 2
3.2 READING COMPREHENSION
1) Who, i
2) Where, k
3) What, a
4) Why, e
5) What, f
6) What, g
7) How, h
8) Who, b
9) Where, j
10) Which, c
11) What, d
PAGINA 8
MILTON KEYNES
4.1 LISTENING COMPREHENSION
1) a, 2) b, 3) c, 4) a, 5) c
4.2 LISTENING COMPREHENSION
1) b, 2) a, 3) c, 4) a, 5) a, 6) b, 7) a
PAGINA 10
THE STORY OF MARY POPPINS
5.2 READING COMPREHENSION
1) So theres a very real connection, in the sense that
the outsider comes into the place where there is
difculty, and solves the problem using unorthodox
methods, and then must leave. Thats a Western.
2) Well, its you know, the box ofce, its not as good
as we wanted it to be. I said, OK, what do you
mean? We projected this is what happens
these days, OK? Just so as you know! we
projected that it would take $14 million: it only
took 9.7.
3) And he was sitting eating peanuts on a park bench
in Grifth Park and the girls were on the merry-
go-round, he said, God, there really should be
a place that dads can take their daughters on a
Saturday in L.A.
4) My granddaughter was terried by the noise, the
big spinning bears. She is... will now be haunted
for the rest of her days, by this rst image of
Winnie the Pooh, in a loud, short, herky-jerky ride
that her grandfather forced her to do, on the day
he played Walt Disney in Disneyland!
5.3 CROSSWORD
ACROSS:
2) Walt Disney
3) Nanny McPhee
6) Disneyland
7) Emma Thompson
8) John Lee Hancock
9) Saving Mr Banks
DOWN:
1) Mary Poppins
4) Diane
5) P.L Travers

PAGINA 13
CATE BLANCHETT
6.1 READING COMPREHENSION
1) Blue Jasmine
2) A Streetcar Named Desire
3) Cate Blanchett
4) Blanche DuBois
5) Tennessee Williams
6) Woody Allen
7) Sydney Theatre Company
8) Jasmine
9) Golden Globe / Academy
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6.2 VOCABULARY
1) n, 2) f, 3) i, 4) j, 5) k, 6) l, 7) a, 8) b, 9) e, 10) c,
11) d, 12) m, 13) g, 14) h
6.3 VOCABULARY
1) which won her
2) that Id ever had the great fortune to work with
3) whose world has fallen apart
4) she tries to start a new life
5) things only get worse
6) people have wondered
7) what do I think happens at the end of the lm
8) or is it bad news for her
9) the security of a family whos going to catch them
10) a monumental social shame
11) has none of those things that I mentioned
12) its not entirely who I am
PAGINA 16
SPEAKING ENGLISH
7.1 LISTENING COMPREHENSION
1) b, 2) b, 3) c, 4) b, 5) c
7.2 GRAMMAR
1) It has taken me a long time to cook dinner.
2) Today it is March 22.
3) It is hard to get good marks with that teacher.
4) It has been snowing all night.
5) In this room it is quite hot!
6) It is their turn to do the dishes.
7) Do you know that restaurant? Its name is
Alices.
8) It has been a long time since we rst met.
9) I like its shape but I dont like its colour.
Le frasi che contengono un errore sono: n. 3, 7, 9.
7.3 SPOT THE MISTAKE!
1) I like rugby.
2) Last Summer I went to England.
3) I have breakfast before going to school.
4) I have been living in Genoa for ve years.
5) We must go home.
6) Can you lend me your pencil?
7) One day they would like to buy a bigger house.
8) Dont make mistakes!
PAGINA 19
TARZAN OF THE APES
8.1 READING COMPREHENSION
1) It is growing dark, so its evening.
2) Tarzan of the Apes.
3) The instincts of a gentleman.
4) He removes his hunting knife from its sheath
and hands it over to Jane.
5) Tarzan does.
6) To guard her.
7) He is gathering fruit.
8) Yes, she knows he will return.
9) She feels safe and thankful.
10) They start their journey swinging from tree to tree.
11) At a little brook.
12) Almost until sunset.
13) The beach, where Janes people are.
14) He draws back shaking his head.
15) Tarzan and Jane kiss each other and she says
that she loves him.
8.2 GRAMMAR
1) Every day I lie down on the sofa for a nap.
2) Hens usually lay one egg a day.
3) He lay down on the sofa and fell asleep.
4) He laid his hand on her arm.
5) He could have lain in bed all afternoon.
6) Mark has just laid the book on the table.
7) She was lying on the beach all day.
PAGINA 22
THE WORLD IS FULL OF SURPRISES
9.1 VOCABULARY
1) l, 2) d, 3) n, 4) g, 5) c, 6) h, 7) i, 8) o, 9) k, 10) m,
11) e, 12) a, 13) j, 14) b, 15) f
9.2 READING COMPREHENSION
1) b, 2) a, 3) a, 4) c, 5) b
9.3 PUZZLE
R M N H D I E E D U O L T J N
O R K X D D G E J E A E C A O
Y A O E O N P F N P K A E U P
C N R M U Y K I Y R Z R T A P
Q N T O D M H N A E A N P S O
T E L F W C A M L I E N U V R
M E M S A P L E V M P O Q E T
Y D P M M P M X G Q D S P L U
G S D O C O H E T R D Y C Z N
O X C P C G S O A W T Y M K I
R B Y N A D H C N M U R T O T
Q W I A C V U T F E N V Y N I
M D C O N V E N I E N C E S E
X L E H O T E L U B D S G A S
G O T V M A F T E R N O O N J
PAGINA 25
HOW TO SET A STRONG PASSWORD
10.1 VOCABULARY
1) f, 2) j, 3) c, 4) l, 5) d, 6) m, 7) k, 8) e, 9) g, 10) h,
11) i, 12) a, 13) b, 14) n
10.2 TRUE OR FALSE?
1) T, 2) F, 3) T, 4) T, 5) F, 6) F, 7) T, 8) F, 9) T, 10) F
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