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Dear Student,


elcome to the English Discoveries Workbook – Intermediate 1.

This workbook is especially for you! It will help you use, practice and progress in English.


ach unit of the workbook corresponds directly to a unit in the English Discoveries Intermediate 1 course. You should use this workbook together with the course. For example, after you do the listening component from the course, we recommend you do the listening section in the workbook. Your workbook also contains copies of the Explore texts from the English Discoveries course, so you can refer to its content when you are away from the computer.


ach unit in the workbook has four sections: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Grammar.

• The Listening section will help you practice your listening skills. A variety of genre such as voice mail messages, radio programs and TV video clips are included.

• The Reading section will reinforce your understanding of different kinds of reading texts such as postcards, ads, stories and newspaper articles.

• The Speaking section will give you the opportunity to practice different speaking functions such as ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking for directions, making suggestions, etc.

• The Grammar section will help you practice the main points of the online unit within the context of the unit theme. This way you will learn to use grammar structures in real-life situations.


pecial emphasis has been given throughout the workbook to speaking and writing activities and you will see that you have a lot of opportunity to express yourself in both spoken and written English.


e hope you enjoy using this program and wish you lots of luck! The English Discoveries Team





Education . . . .7



Away &rom Home . . . .13



Celebrations . . . .19



Bad Weather . . . .25



Arts !nd Entertainment . . . 33



At Work . . . .41



Sending ! Package . . . .47



Emergency . . . .53


Explore Texts . . . .61




I N T E R M E D I A T E 1

U N I T 1


a. Do you remember who said what in the radio interview between the presenter, Duke, and the football hero, Joe Norse? Complete the table below. Use the Explore text on page 62 to help you.


Duke Joe

Norse 1. Welcome to “Local Athletes”

2. How does it feel to be playing on the same field as Hank “The Tank” Perry and Dick Verall?

3. Our school has always had a great history of producing famous athletes.

4. Coach Washington says that a team that is motivated is a team that wins.

5. I’m thinking mostly about passing my exams and getting my diploma.


c. A few weeks later Duke interviewed Joe Norse’s coach, Fraser Washington. Which of the questions below do you think he asked him?

1. How does it feel to be coaching Joe Norse? 2. What is your opinion of Jefferson High? 3. How are your studies going?

4. Did you coach Hank Perry and Dick Verall?

5. Do you think it’s important for a football team to be motivated? 6. Have you accepted any college offers?

d. Write the dialogue for a radio interview between Duke and Coach Washington. Use the words

and phrases from a. and b. to help you.

Duke: Welcome to “Local Athletes”çToday’s guest is Coach Fraser Washington. Coach Washington:


Coach Washington: Duke:

Coach Washington:

e. Role-play your dialogue with a partner. If possible, record your dialogue and play it to the class.


b. Joe Norse asked his football coach to write him a letter of recommendation to help him get into college. Complete his letter, using the words below.

attends championship coach college intelligent mastered motivated









Hello Duke how are you? Hello, so fine and you?

So fine

Great, I'm glad to accompany me And I'm glad I invite




b. “College for Kids?” discusses formal education for pre-school children. Mark whether the statements below are For or Against formal education for pre-school children. Mark your own view in the third column. Compare your views with a partner.

For Against My View

1. Children today know more than children did years ago. 2. Children need to be children.

3. Children learn as they play.

4. Small children should be given homework assignments. 5. There should be entrance examinations for kindergarten. 6. Childhood programs should offer subjects that children do

well in naturally, like art and music.

7. Kindergartens should teach children the alphabet and basic mathematics.

a. Did you understand the text from the Reading section, “College for Kids?” Mark whether the following statements are True or False, according to what you read in the article. Use the Explore text on pages 62 63.



True False

1. Once, children learned to read and write in elementary school. 2. Nowadays, parents teach their children 1-2-3 and A-B-C before

they start school.

3. Today, many children must take entrance exams for kindergarten.

4. Today, some pre-school children are given homework assignments.

5. Once, children just played in kindergarten.



c. Harriet Nelson, the author of the article, “College for Kids?” received many letters from the parents of pre-school children. Below are two of the letters she received. Which letter do you agree with? Complete the following sentence:

I agree with letter because: .



,believe my child has learned a lot at pre-school. He doesn’t VWXG\history or geography and he doesn’t do homework


d. Write your own letter to Harriet Nelson. Use the words and phrases from a., b., and c. to help


e. Read and discuss your letter with a partner. Do you agree or disagree with your partner’s letter?





a. Do you remember the dialogue, “Math Test”? Rewrite the dialogue by putting the words below in the correct order.

yesterday? / do / did / test / on / math / How / you / that

ever / the / test / was / I’ve / That / hardest / taken.

yet. / has / I / Mr. Pascal / if / them / wonder / graded / Yeah.

sure / has. / he / I’m

so / can / How / sure? / you / be

morning, / I / this / him / saw / and / all. / wasn’t / at / happy / he


b. Mark whether a Teacher, or a Student or Both might ask the following questions.

c. Write a dialogue between Mr. Pascal and one of his students. Use the sentences and phrases in a. and b. to help you.




Teacher Student Both

1. What did you think of the math test? 2. Was the material very hard?

3. Can you explain the material again?

4. Did you spend enough time preparing for the test? 5. Does this mark count towards our final grade? 6. Would you like to take the test again?

How did you do on that math test yesterday?

-That was the hardest test I've ever taken.

Yeah. I wonder if Mr. Pascal has graded them yet.

I'm sure he has.

How can you be so sure?



a. Complete the dialogue between two parents with the adverbs: since, yet, already, for and just.

For some of the answers there is more than one correct choice.

Sue: Hi, Tim. I haven’t seen you (1) such a long time, not (2)

Maria’s birthday party. How are Maria and the kids?

Tim: They’re fine. Clara has (3) started high school. What about your twins?

Sue: Oh they’re great – they’ve (4) started kindergarten.

Tim: That’s nice, are they enjoying themselves?

Sue: Well, they only started last week. But they have (5) made lots of friends.

What does Clara think of high school?

Tim: Actually she hasn’t made many friends (6) and she’s finding the homework

assignments really difficult.

Sue: Oh dear, I’m sure it will get better and anyway, grades and diplomas aren’t everything. Tim: That’s true.

b. Read the dialogue with a partner.

c. Here are some more questions that Duke asked the football player, Joe Norse in his radio interview. Write the answers that Joe might have given.

1. How long have you been a student at Jefferson High?

2. Have you visited any colleges yet?

3. Have you ever met Hank “The Tank”?

4. How long have you known Coach Washington?

5. Have you ever been interviewed on the radio before?

d. In class, read your answers to c. to a partner and then role-play the dialogue.






a. Eric tells his wife, Lydia, that he met René and that René’s wife, Christine, is homesick. Lydia phones Christine to ask how she feels. Complete their conversation with the words and phrases below.


I N T E R M E D I A T E 1

U N I T 2


a short time free time get used to international department miss my family practicing his English transfer

Lydia: Hello, this is Eric’s wife, Lydia. Our husbands spoke this morning.

Christine: Yes, of course. How nice to hear from you.

Lydia: Eric told me René is going to be working in the (1) .

Christine: That’s right. He asked for a (2) from the Paris office.

Lydia: I suppose he’s very busy.

Christine: Yes, he’s (3) and trying to (4)

life in the United States.

Lydia: Do you like living here?

Christine: Well, we’ve only been here (5) and I must say,

I (6) .


international department transfer

practicing his English get used to

a short time miss my family



Lydia: Do you have a job?

Christine: No, I don’t have job yet. So I have a lot of (7) .

Lydia: Why don’t you come and have a cup of coffee with me this week?

Christine: Thank you. I’d like that.

b. Christine decides that she needs to get a job. She sees the following job ad in the newspaper and decides to apply for it. Do you think it’s a good idea for Christine to apply for this job? Why? Why not?






No previous experience required.

c. Christine meets Lydia for coffee and tells her she has decided to apply for the job. Complete the dialogue below.

Christine: Lydia, I’ve decided to get a job!

Lydia: That’s great! What kind of job?

Christine: Lydia: Christine: Lydia:

d. In class, read your dialogue to your partner.



free time

Yes but, she have a excellent telephone skills

Part-time receptionist for the French Embassy

That good friend, I hope you will go to the best in your work Thanks my friend



a. Pat Miller, the author of “Study Exchange” interviewed the exchange student, Kim Bankes, before she wrote her article. Match the questions she asked to Kim’s answers.

Kim’s Answers

a. “I don’t even feel like going home.” b. “I haven’t been homesick even once.” c. “I’ve made several new friends.” d. “Her name’s Chantal.”

e. “I hardly have an accent.”

f. “My mother phones me once a week.”


1. “Has your French improved?”

2. “How often do you speak to your parents?” 3. “Do you miss your family?”

4. “Have you made any friends?” 5. “What is your roommate’s name?”

6. “How long do you think you will stay in Paris?”

b. Write three more questions to ask Kim.

1. 2. 3.

c. With a partner, role-play the interview between Pat and Kim. Use the sentences from a. and b.

to help you.


31151 31152 c f d b e a

Do you like food of paris?

Which team you support? Paris Saint Germain or Olimpic de Marseille? You have visited the Eiffel Tower?





e. Exchange postcards with your partner.

d. Read the postcard that Kim’s mother sent her. Imagine you are Kim and write a reply. Use the

words and phrases from a. to help you.


f. Design a poster advising the Craighouse School’s exchange program. Include the following information.

• how long the program has been running • how long the program lasts

• where the students stay during the program • how old the students have to be

• the effects of the program on the students’ French






Hi Mom, I made many nice friends who support me and love me, my roommate is very quiet and we have many things in common and miss you very much my home but do not think I want to go back,



a. Do you remember the dialogue “Enjoying Your Stay”? Here are two alternative dialogues from Practice 2. Separate the jumbled sentences to make two alternative dialogues.

Yes, I am. I love it here. No, I’m not. Everything is so strange. Why do things seem strange? Where have you been?

People aren’t very friendly to me.

Do you have any more family in the United States? I’m being friendly to you, aren’t I?

No. Only my cousins. But they’ve been very nice to me. Yes, you are. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be rude. I have cousins in Florida. I went to visit them.

Dialogue 1

Woman: Well, Akiko, are you enjoying your stay in the U.S.? Akiko: Woman: Akiko: Woman: Akiko: Dialogue 2

Woman: Well Akiko, are you enjoying your stay in the U.S.? Akiko:

Woman: Akiko: Woman: Akiko:

b. Choose one of the dialogues and practice it with a partner. Take turns reading the different parts.





a. Kim returns home from France at the end of the school year. She misses France a lot and especially her roommate, Chantal. Complete Kim’s postcard to Chantal with the correct form of the verb in brackets.




KDUGat school. My French has improved a lot but I’ve missed a lot of material in VXEMHFWVVXFKDVPDWKHPDWLFVDQGVFLHQFH0\PXPDQG,


3DULVbut now that I’m home she wants me to study harder and go out less. She’s also not




,KRSH\RX(5) SUDFWLFH your English so you’ll be able to



b. Imagine you are Chantal. Answer Kim’s letter, using the Present Perfect Progressive to write about what you have been doing at home and at school.

c. Exchange letters with a partner. Has your partner used the Present Perfect Progressive correctly? 31181 31182 am working am arguing am making

are yoy doing are practicing



a. Do you remember the radio call-in program from the Listening section? Which celebrations are the people from the program talking about? Match the sentences in A to the celebrations in B. Use the Explore text on page 66.

1. It has always been a tradition to celebrate it with a fair in the park. 2. My whole family gathered for the event.

3. I consider it an honor to be an American.

4. We had a fireworks display and our annual bake sale.

a. Thanksgiving b. A Birthday Party c. Bank Holiday d. Independence Day


I N T E R M E D I A T E 1

U N I T 3


A B 31191



b. Did you notice the way Doug, the radio host, answered his callers? Mark the sentences below which he used to respond to the callers.

1. It’s an honor to have you on our program. 2. This might sound unusual.

3. That sounds very English. 4. Hi Doug! This is Stella.

5. I can almost taste that apple pie.

6. Your favorite celebration really is unique.

c. Which of these sentences best describes how Doug answered his callers? In class, discuss your answer with a partner.

a. He was very rude to his callers. b. He was very friendly to his callers. c. He wasn’t interested in his callers.

d. Continue the radio call-in between Doug and another caller who also wants to talk about

his/her favorite celebration. Use the words and phrases from a. and b. to help you.

Doug: Now we’re going to hear more about your favorite celebrations. Caller number five, you’re

on the air.

Caller: Hello, Doug. This is Doug:

Caller: Doug: Caller:

e. Role-play your call-in with a partner.




Mario Hello Mario how are you? So fine thanks

Tell me, what song would Mario? Don't Cry of Guns n' Roses



a. You read about Kenji in the Reading section. Later, he wrote to his German pen pal, Hans, about celebrating Thanksgiving with his American friend, Andrew. Complete his letter with the words below.



7RGD\I went to my friend Andrew’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. 7KDQNVJLYLQJLVDQ$PHULFDQKROLGD\LQ(1)




ILUVWAmericans found here. At Andrew’s house we had turkey with sweet potatoes DQGFRUQEUHDGDQGIRU(4) ZHate pumpkin pie. I didn’t like the


(10) ZDVa lot of fun – now I’m looking forward to celebrating P\ILUVW$PHULFDQ&KULVWPDV


Christmas dessert famous giant honor parade symbolizes Thanksgiving traditional turkey

• When is the festival? • What does it celebrate? • How do you celebrate it? • Do you eat special foods? • Do you wear special clothes?

b. Write about your favorite festival. Answer the following questions:

31211 31212 honor traditional symbolizes dessert turkey famous giant Christmas traditional parade



d. Practice your dialogue and then role-play it in front of the class.

a. Jean was supposed to meet Phil at a restaurant for dinner, but she arrived late. Read their conversation. Then write who is speaking – Phil or Jean.

: I’m sorry I didn’t get here on time.

: It’s OK. Don’t worry about it.

: But I promised that I would not be late today. : Really,it’s no problem. I have been enjoying myself.

: Oh. What have you been doing? : Just talking with Beth.

b. Match the phrases below with one of the phrases in italics in a.

1. I have been having a good time. 2. It doesn’t matter.

3. That’s all right. 4. I arrived late.

c. Look at this picture of a party. One of the guests has arrived late and is apologizing to the host. Why do you think she was late? Choose one of the following reasons and write a

dialogue between the guest and the host. Use the words and phrases from a. and b. to help


1. Her car broke down.

2. She had to wait for the babysitter. 3. She had to answer an urgent phone call.


31221 31222 31223 Jean Phil Jean Phil Jean Phil



a. The article below is about a very special parade. It is called the Lord Mayor’s Show and it takes place in London. Read the article and underline the phrases that use the Passive form.


The Lord Mayor’s 3how is a giant

parade that is held every year in the city

of London. Over 5,500 people attend

the parade and it is the biggest event of

its kind in the world. All the main roads

are closed for the procession, so if you

want to get close to the parade, you

have to arrive very early in the morning.

The Lord Mayor’s 3how has been

celebrated by the people of London

since 1215. The mayor rides through the

streets of London in a special carriage.

This carriage is made of gold and was

made for the mayor in 1751 by a local

artist. During the year the carriage can

be seen in the Museum of London.

The mayor is accompanied by lots of

people dressed in special costumes.

In the evening a fireworks display is

held on a boat on London’s River

Thames and there is dancing and music

in the streets.


5 10 15 20 31231 31231



b. Answer the following questions about the Lord Mayor’s Show. Use the Passive Voice in your answers.

1. Where is the Lord Mayor’s Show held?

2. Why do you need to arrive early if you want to get close to the parade?

3. When was the Lord Mayor’s Show first celebrated?

4. Where can the Lord Mayor’s carriage be seen during the year?

5. What is special about the firework display at the end of the show?

c. List three ways the Lord Mayor’s Show is celebrated.

1. 2. 3.

d. Underline the agent in the two sentences below. Which word comes before the agent in a passive sentence?

1. The Lord Mayor’s Show has been celebrated by the people of London since 1215. 2. This carriage is made of gold and was made for the mayor in 1751 by a local artist.

e. Write about a parade that you know about, took part in or watched. Try to answer the following questions:

• Is the parade held every year? • Are the main roads closed?

• For how many years has the parade been held? • Is anything special made for the parade?

f. Tell your partner about your parade. Are the two parades similar in any way?







a. Do you understand all the weather words in the Listening section? Match the words below to the correct weather icon.

cloud fog frost lightning rain sunshine wind


I N T E R M E D I A T E 1

U N I T 4


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 31251 lightning sunshine wind rain fog cloud frost



b. Will Tide, the announcer, gave another radio weather report a few days later. Read his report and underline the sentences which DO NOT belong.


ood morning, listeners. The warm weather we have been enjoying will come to an end tonight. Don’t worry; I have a good recipe for thick soup. According to national weather reports, stormy weather should reach our area by 6 o’clock this evening. You should make sure you bring a BATHINGçSUIT. Temperatures will drop by

this afternoon and will remain below average during tomorrow and the following day. There’s a chance of strong winds in high places. The weekend is expected to be particularly cold and frosty but with little chance of rain. Albany Stores are offering umbrellas at really cheap prices.

That’s all from the weather room right now. Make sure you all keep warm and dry over the next few days!

c. Complete the following weather report for your country. Use the words and phrases from a.

and b. to help you.

Good evening, listeners. The we have been enjoying will come to an end

tonight. should reach our area by .

Temperatures will .

According to national weather reports, .

There is a chance of .

The weekend is expected to be .

That’s all from the weather room. So for now make sure .

d. Exchange weather reports with a partner. If you have a cassette recorder, record your report and play it to the class.




we recommend possibly can rain.


an approaching storm of great magnitude of changing weather.

is expected to be rainy.



a. Match the adjectives below to the different kinds of weather. Some of the adjectives can be used more than once. Use the Explore text on page 67 to help you.


b. The following sentences are all advice from a warning for bad weather. Number the advice in order of importance.


Advice for bad weather

a. Put away children’s bikes, garden chairs, portable barbeques, etc. b. People should park their cars on high ground.

c. Check that you have blankets and warm clothes in case the heating fails. d. Make sure you haven’t left your LAUNDRY outside.

e. Have flashlights and a portable radio ready in case of an electricity cut. f. Make sure children and animals are kept inside.

bright low warm strong above average cloudy cold heavy freezing

rain skies

sunshine floods temperature

31271 31272 6 5 4 1 2 3 Bright Strong Heavy Low Cold

above average cloudy freezing



d. Write three more pieces of advice for people expecting bad weather. Share them with your partner.

1. 2. 3.

c. Write the sentences from b. under the pictures below.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 31281 31282

park your car in high place have clothes and groceries flashlight and radio have hand

pick up all the clothes

that children be in

bicycle and all you can get lost

have a first aid kit.

the whole family to be united lam not go out during rain



a. Do you remember the dialogue from the Speaking section? Put the dialogue in the correct order.

a. Well, if it rains we can eat inside. b. Look at those clouds!

c. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t.

d. What if it starts before the food is ready?

e. Me, too. But it sure looks like a big storm is coming. f. Oh, dear. I hope it doesn’t rain.

b. Complete the following dialogue with the sentences below. Role-play it with a partner.

Can you take the plates and other things into the house?

It’s starting to rain already.

Looks like the storm is coming.

We must be quick!

Man: Look at those clouds! (1)

Woman: Yes, you’re right. We don’t have much time to get everything inside.


Man: I’ll take the food off the barbeque right away. (3)

Woman: Of course, I can. Oh, no. (4)


31291 31291 31292 3 2 4 1 6 5

Looks like the storm is coming.

We must be quick!

Can you take the plates and other things into the house?



c. What can you do if it suddenly begins to rain at the outdoor events shown in the pictures below? Use the following phrases to write your suggestions.

1. A Family Picnic 2. An Outdoor Wedding

3. A 3OCCERçMatch 4. A Day at the Beach

d. Discuss your suggestions with a partner.

e. Role-play one of the situations from c. with a partner.

If it rains we can...

• stay here and get wet • go home and watch TV • hope it stops raining

• eat at home • put on raincoats

• look for a place to keep dry


eat at home

stay here and get wet

put on raincoats

look for a place to keep dry go home and watch TV



a. Complete the text below with the correct relative pronouns: which, who, where and when.



The History of the Umbrella

Umbrellas were first used in ancient Egypt, Greece and China, (1) they were designed to provide shade from the sun. In fact, the word “umbrella” comes from the Latin root, “umbra”, (2) means “shadow”. It was the Chinese (3) were the first to waterproof their umbrellas in order to use them as protection against the rain.

Umbrellas became popular in Europe in the sixteenth century, (4) they were used only by women. Umbrellas began to be used by men (5) the eighteenth-century writer and traveler, James Hanway, started carrying an umbrella in public in England.

You can still buy umbrellas from the world’s first umbrella shop, “James Smith and Sons ” (6) opened in 1830 in London, England. 31311 when which who where when which



b. The following sentences are about the inventor of the raincoat, Charles Mackintosh. Read the sentences and join them together, using relative clauses.

1. Charles Mackintosh was a chemist. He invented the waterproof raincoat.

2. Mackintosh lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland. The weather is often cold and rainy in Glasgow.

3. He created a substance similar to rubber. He spread the substance on clothes to make them waterproof.

4. Mackintosh made some improvements to his original design. The improvements made the clothes more practical.

5. Many people in England use raincoats. They call their raincoats “mackintoshes”


Charles Mackintosh was a chemist. It was he who invented the waterproof raincoat

Mackintosh who lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland. The weather is often cold and rainy in Glasgow.

He created a substance similar to rubber. He spread that substance on clothes to make them waterproof.

Mackintosh made some improvements to his original design. That improvements make the clothes more practical.



a. What did you learn from the radio interview between Lex Benedict and the rock band in the

Listening section? Mark the correct column: True, False or Not in Text (for information that

you can’t find in the listening text). Use the Explore text on page 70 to help you.


I N T E R M E D I A T E 1

U N I T 5


True False Not in Text 1. The name of the group that is being interviewed is “The Institute

of Music”

2. The group plays jazz.

3. Barry Jameson teaches at State University.

4. All the members of the group are married.

5. The group’s new song is called “Don’t Test Me”

6. The group’s first concert at State University was held a week before the radio interview.

7. The group plans to give another concert at State University.



b. Did you understand all the words in the Listening section? Match the words in A to their definitions in B.

1. a graduate a. a short rest

2. a hit b. a large building used for concerts

3. a lecture c. someone who has completed a university degree

4. the lead d. a long talk on a particular subject

5. a break e. something that is very successful or popular

6. an auditorium f. the main person in a band or group

c. Read the questions that Lex Benedict asked the rock group. Match them to the answers below.


1. Do you all teach at State University? 2. Who had the idea to start a rock group? 3. Will you be playing at other colleges?

4. Do you want to give another concert at State University?

5. Would you like to give up your present jobs to play in the rock group full time?


a. We’d love to give another concert at State University. b. It was John’s idea. He’s crazy about rock music.

c. None of us are thinking of giving up our present jobs at the moment. d. No, not all of us work at State University.

e. Oh, yes. We’ll be playing at lots of other places.

d. Write three more questions that Lex Benedict could ask the group. Exchange questions with a partner and have him/her answer your questions.


1. 2. 3.

e. With a partner, role-play the end of the interview with the rock group.

A B 31341 31342 31343 6 4 3 5 1 2 b a d e c

Like you go to college? How often you go to college? You have good friends in college?



a. Do you remember reading about the artist, Harry Morgan, in the Reading section? Complete this newspaper review of his exhibition with the words below.





The Harry Morgan Exhibition is on at the Plaza Art Gallery on Fifteenth Avenue for the month of November.

collection exhibition fan materials models sculptures works of art

31351 Exhibition sculptures materials models works of art collection fan



The Plaza Art Gallery

is pleased to present the latest collection of

Harry Morgan – the “Garbage Artist”

The exhibition will be held during the month of November,

Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come hear the artist talk about his work every Tuesday at 12 o’clock.

Entrance: Free

The Plaza Art Gallery is situated at: 41925 Fifteenth Avenue, Roxburgh

b. Read the following ad for Harry Morgan’s exhibition and write down three new facts that the ad tells you about the exhibition.

c. Read about three other artists (on page 37) who all work with garbage. Then write an ad for an

exhibition for one of them. Use the words and phrases from a. and b. to help you. Remember

to include the following information:

• the name of the artist whose work is being exhibited • some interesting information about the artist

• the name and address of the art gallery holding the exhibition • the dates and times of the exhibition

• the price of entrance to the exhibition 1. 2. 3. 31361 31362 Entrance: Free

The Plaza Art Gallery is situated at: 41925 Fifteenth Avenue, Roxburgh The exhibition will be held during the month of November



A. Some people may wonder

why Suzie Brown searches the city streets and countryside for bicycle parts, broken machines, and even old farm equipment. That is what she creates her works of art from. With these unusual materials, Brown has produced models of incredible beauty.

B. As a student, Timothy Smith

began to realize the value of creating art from the things other people throw away. His latest collection is made only from wastepaper, including empty cigarette packs, matchboxes and wrapping paper. His work teaches us to understand that there is beauty even in garbage.

C. Peggy Atkins is an artist who

makes use of a variety of waste materials. That is to say, her sculptures are made of a combination of waste metal and paper including pieces of old newspaper, wood and even glass. At 24, she is a very young artist, but her latest work shows just how much talent she has.

d. Tell your partner about an art exhibition you went to.

• What did you see? • What did you think of it?

• Where and when did you see it? • What did others think of it?

Three New Champions of “Garbage Art”




a. Do you remember the dialogue in the Speaking section? In the dialogue below a girl is inviting a boy to go out with her. Choose from the phrases in italics to complete their dialogue.

Jean: Ben, are you free tomorrow? How about coming with me to the latest exhibition at the

Wheeler Gallery / “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Rose Theater / the concert at the City Concert Hall?

Ben: Sorry, I can’t, Jean. I have an exam. / I have an appointment with the dentist. / I promised

to help a friend move to a new apartment.

Jean: Perhaps we could make it next week / tomorrow / this weekend instead.

Ben: I’d like to, but I’m very busy at the moment.

b. Role-play the dialogue with a partner according to your choices.

c. Underline the phrases in the dialogue from a. that you can use for inviting or refusing an

invitation. Mark which of the following phrases can be used for inviting or refusing an invitation.

Inviting Refusing

1. How about going to an art exhibition? 2. Perhaps we could make it another time. 3. Can you come to the ballet tomorrow? 4. Sorry. I can’t.

5. Are you free for a movie? 6. I’m afraid it’s not possible. 7. Would you like to see a play? 8. Oh, dear. I won’t be able to.

d. Imagine your friend wants to invite you out, but you have to refuse the invitation. Use the

phrases from a. andçCb.To write a dialogue between you and your friend.

e. Role-play your dialogue in front of the class.






a. Read these sentences from the Arts Page of a newspaper. Match each sentence to the appropriate picture.





b. Read about Rowena Richard, an artist who sculpts in wood. Circle the correct form of the verb to complete the text.


owena Richard is an eighty-year-old artist who works with wood. She (1) began/was begun creating works of art at the age of sixty.

One day, she looked out of her window and saw a log of wood which (2) left/had been left on the sidewalk. She got the idea to make it into

a sculpture. She (3) told/was told that her first work showed

exceptional talent so she decided to continue sculpting in wood. One day she (4) offered/was offered an exhibition at her local museum.

The exhibition was a great success and since then she (5) has given/ has been given the opportunity to (6) exhibit/ be exhibited her work all over the country. Her work is now

very famous and she (7) pays/is paid a lot of money for her


c. Write an interview with Rowena Richard based on the information given in a. Try to use

expressions such as:

• I was / have been given the chance … • I was / have been asked to …

• I was / have been promised … • I was / have been sent …

Interviewer: So, Rowena. How did you start creating works of art?

Rowena: Well, I was sixty years old and one day I

Interviewer: Rowena: Interviewer: Rowena:

d. With a partner, role-play the interview you wrote.



began creating works of art In your first job you showed a great talent

If, then I made an exhibit and I was fine

Yes, I realized that, and it's very interesnate your story If you and thank you very much for being with me



a. Do you remember the interview in the Listening section? Read the job ad that Karen cut out from the newspaper and answer the questions that follow.


I N T E R M E D I A T E 2

U N I T 6


Ad agency requires


for new client in the food business.

The applicant should have at least 2 years’ experience in the advertising business, including copywriting. Experience working with clients is an advantage.

Applicants should send their resumes to

Bob Johnson


Bingham Advertising

, 1605 Thirty-ninth Avenue,

New York City, 39704




Which word is used in the ad for:

1. a person who writes the text in an ad?

2. a person or company that uses the services of another person or company? 3. knowledge and skill gained by doing something?

4. a person applying for a job?

5. a summary of a person’s working history?

b. Read the resume that Karen sent to Bob Johnson. Decide on the heading for each piece of information. Use the headings provided below.

Address Computer Skills Education email Interests Languages Name Phone Number Work Experience


1 : Karen Sommers

2 : 1897 East Fifty-first Street, Johnstown, NJ, 39086

3 : (69) 570 4929

4 : karens@quickie.com

5 : (1992-1996) Graduated Rockwell High School

(1998-2000) Graduated State College, Business Studies

(2003) Fordham College, Copywriting Courses

6 : (2002-2004) Kenyon-Barnett Advertising Co.

Junior Copywriter

Secretary, Marketing Dept. Receptionist (2001) Garnett King Advertising

Temporary Secretary

(2000) Boundwell Advertising Agency Temporary Secretary

7 : Microsoft Office, familiar with the Internet

8 : Conversational Spanish

9 : Creative writing, theater, traveling

c. Write your own resume. Remember to include information about your education and work experience, as well as personal details such as your address and contact numbers.

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a. The company you read about in the Reading section also has a new Human Resource Officer. Read the notice that the company posted on its notice board, telling them about the Human Resource Officer’s services. Complete the notice with the phrases below.

ask for a transfer to another department

moving to another office abroad

make an intelligent decision

need a change of job

think you qualify for a raise or promotion



We have a new Human Resource Officer. Do you think you

(1) but want to remain in the

company? (2) Do you want to ?

Do you (3) ?

Does our International Department attract you?

Are you interested in (4) ?

Then make an appointment with our friendly new Human Resource Officer.

She can help you (5) about your future.


need a change of job

make an intelligent decision ask for a transfer to another department

moving to another office abroad



b. Read three notes sent by employees of the company. Which ones were sent to the accountant and which to the Human Resource Officer? Fill in the name in the “To:” line.


From: George Barnet

Sent: 3/2/

I work in the Marketing Department but I think that my talents and experience can be put to better use in a different department. I want to know if it’s possible to transfer to the Sales Department. Please let me know when I can come and talk to you about this.


From: Harry Cooper

Sent: 6/3/

I work in the Shipping Department. In my work I have to know all the laws and regulations about sending goods all over the world. I would like to transfer abroad for about a year or two, using my present work experience. I would like to make an appointment to come and see you.


From: Sylvia Stone

Sent: 8/5/

I work in the Production Department. There have been a lot of new orders and I have been working a lot of overtime recently. I am afraid I will have to pay a lot of what I have earned in income tax, so I would like to know if I can save tax in any way. May I come and talk to you some time, perhaps during my lunch break?

c. Imagine you are either the company accountant or THEçHuman Resource Officerç7rite a reply to one of the notes, suggesting a time to meet.

ç çççççççççççççç çççççççççççççççççççç3UBJECTç2EQUESTçFORçANçAPPOINTMENT ççççççççççççççç çççççççççççççççDçç2EADçYOURçREPLYçTOçYOURçPARTNER çç ççççççç 31441 31451

Human Resource Officer





a. A couple in a woman’s clothing store are deciding whether or not to buy a shirt. Rewrite their conversation by putting the words in the correct order.

Woman: this shirt / What / think / you / of / do


Man: too colorful / it / a little / Isn’t


Woman: so. / I / don’t / think / wear / like these / executives / A lot of / shirts

. .

Man: made / it / is / What / of


Woman: cotton / One hundred percent / it / from Italy / comes / and


Man: OK. / buy / Let’s / it


b. Create your own dialogue from the choices given below.

- What do you think of this suit / shirt / hat / jacket?

- Isn’t the color a little bright / loud / dull?

- I don’t think so. A lot of fashionable / successful / business people are wearing colors like these


- What is it made of?

- One hundred percent silk / wool / cotton / linen and it comes from Paris / Rome / London / New York.

- OK. Let’s buy it.

c. Role-play your dialogue with a partner.




What think do you of this shirt?

Isn't it too colorful a little?

so. / I / don't / think / wear / like these / executives / A lot of / shirts

What it is made of?

It comes from Italy and one hundred percent cotton



a. Read Bob Johnson’s email to a friend. Circle the correct form of the verb.


From: Bob Johnson <johnson@binghamadvertising.com> Date: 10/7/04 13:34

To: Dick Anders

Subject: Time for a change Dear Dick,

I’m going to be 35 next week and I think it’s time for a change. I (1)

have had / had

enough of my job. I (2)

have been doing / was doing

the same thing for too long. It’s been almost seven years since I first (3)

have started / started

work at Bingham Advertising. I know I (4) have been pro

moted /

was promoted

last year and I (5)

was given / have been given

a lot of extra responsibility at that time, but I think I (6)

have had / had

enough of the advertising business. It’s time to move on.

I (7)

have made up / made up

my mind to buy a jeep and travel. I (8)

haven’t decided / didn’t decide

on India or South America yet, but I know I’ll be happy doing that, at least for the time being. Bob

From: Dick Anders <dicka@kenyonbarnett.co.uk> Date: 1/7/04

To: Bob Johnson Subject: Time for a change Dear Bob,

Are you sure you (1) (want) to leave Bingham Advertising? After all,

you (2) (work) there for a long time and (3) (gain) a lot of

experience. You (4) (put in) too many hours of overtime, just to give it all up

now. I remember how you (5) (use) to love the advertising business.

You (6) (tell) me you would never give it up. There’s just one thing. If you do go, think about taking me with you!

Let’s meet for a talk. Dick

b. Read Dick Ander’s reply. Write the correct form of the verb in brackets.




worked you going


have used has tell



a. Do you remember Deidre from the Listening section? Later, she called her mother-in-law back and left the following voice mail message. Read the message and complete it with the phrases below.

I’ll leave this message you had it specially wrapped you haven’t heard from me parcel of clothes you sent

Thanks for your call, Irene. I’m sorry (1) , but you know how

the baby keeps me busy. I guess you’re not home right now so

(2) . The (3) arrived safely

and as (4) , the baby had great fun opening it by himself. The

clothes are beautiful and I’m going to try them on him right now. I’ll catch you later. Bye.

b. When Deidre tried the clothes on her baby, she saw that they were too small for him. What should she do? Discuss your answer with a partner.

Deidre should .


I N T E R M E D I A T E 2

U N I T 7


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you haven't heard from me parcel of clothes you sent



c. Deidre received some more voice mail messages on her answering machine. When she phoned the people back, she had to leave voice mail messages herself. Match Deidre’s messages with the replies that she gave.

a. This is a message for Mrs. Deidre Thomas from the Little Bookworm Children’s Bookshop. The baby books you ordered have arrived. Would you like us to bill you and send them on – or do you prefer to come in to the shop and pick them up yourself?

c. Hello, Deidre? It’s your MOm speaking. I’ve sent you a package containing some toys for the baby and some clothes for you. Let me know when you get it and if you like the presents. You can always send them back to the shop and change them if you don’t like anything. Talk to you soon.

Deidre’s Messages

b. Hi Deidre. This is Mrs. Rodriguez, your neighbor from upstairs. A parcel of baby clothes arrived for you when you were out this morning. The delivery man asked me to sign for the package. You can come up and collect it any time today, but not

tomorrow because I’m going out for the day.

Deidre’s Replies

1. Hi, it’s Deidre from downstairs. Thanks so much for taking my parcel. I’ll come by later today to take it from you – if that’s convenient.

2. This is Mrs. Thomas speaking. I’m glad the books I ordered have finally arrived. I’ll pop into the shop sometime this week to get them, so don’t bother sending them on to me.

3. MOm, I haven’t received anything yet. When did you send the parcel? I hope it hasn’t got lost in the post. We’re in this evening, so try to give me a call so we can talk. Bye for now.

d. With a partner, role-play a short phone conversation between Deidre and one of the people

from c. 31481 31482 2 3 1



a. Did you understand the instructions for sending a package in the Reading section? Here are some post office instructions for preparing packages before you send them. Read the instructions and then write the headings from the next page above the correct paragraphs.




If the object you are sending could be easily damaged, it should be packed in a box. Choose a box with enough room for cushioning material around the contents. If you are reusing an old box, make sure that you cover all the previous labels and addresses with heavy black pen or sticky labels. It is also a good idea to include a label inside the box with the address where

your parcel is to be sent.


Soft material should be placed all around the object to be sent. You can use old newspaper, packing paper or bubble wrap. Close and shake the

box to see if you have enough cushioning. If you hear the object moving, you need to add some more cushioning.


The box should be sealed with 2-inch-wide (5 cm) adhesive tape. You

should use special packing tape, which is stronger than regular tape. Don’t use string because it can get caught in the machines that the post office uses for processing the mail.


Write clearly on the front of the package the complete name and

address of the person to whom you are sending the package. On the back you should write your own name and address, in case the package gets lost. You should always try to include the correct postal

code. (5)

If you know how much your package weighs and you have the correct number of stamps, it can be dropped into a post office

collection box. If your package contains something valuable, it should be sent registered mail so that you have a record if your parcel doesn’t arrive. To send a parcel registered mail, you must take it to the post office and fill out a special form.


Sealing the Package Cushioning the Contents

Bringing the Package to the Post Office Writing the Address




a. Sealing the Package b. Cushioning the Contents c. Writing the Address d. Using a Box

e. Bringing the Package to the Post Office

b. Match the words and phrases below with words and phrases in italics from the text.

1. parcel 2. sticky 3. doesn’t arrive 4. advisable 5. complete 6. delivered 7. postage 8. wrapping paper

c. Match the different kinds of postal services to their definitions.

express mail registered mail regular airmail surface mail

1. This is the slowest kind of delivery, but it is also the cheapest. 2. This is most popular way to send mail.

3. If you want to send a package or a letter quickly, you should use this service.

4. If you are sending something important and want to be sure it won’t get lost, it is a good idea to use this service.

d. Close your book and practice giving your partner instructions on preparing and sending a package. 31501 31503 31502 registered mail express mail surface mail regular airmail.



a. Do you remember the dialogue, “Airmail to Tokyo”? Use the choices in italics to complete the dialogue between a post-office clerk and someone who is sending a package.

Customer: I’d like to send this package airmail / surface mail / special delivery to Madrid /

Bangalore / Sydney.

Clerk: Sure. Let’s see. It weighs 15 pounds / 10 pounds / 5 pounds. That’s $30 / $15 / $4.50.

Customer: Sorry. How much did you say?

Clerk: $30 / $15 / $4.50, Ma’am / Sir.

Customer: How long will it take to get there?

Clerk: It’ll be there in about twenty / ten / two days.

b. Role-play your dialogue with a partner. Take turns to be the customer and the clerk.

c. Mark which of the following sentences a post-office clerk would say and which a customer would say.

Customer Clerk

1. How much does it cost to send this special delivery? 2. This package should be better wrapped.

3. Would you like to send this registered mail? 4. Will this parcel arrive by the weekend? 5. That will be six dollars, ninety-fiveçCENTS

6. I’d like some stamps and an extra-large envelope, please. 7. Shall I weigh that for you?

d. Write a dialogue between a customer and a post-office clerk. Use the words and phrases from

a. and c. to help you.

Customer: Clerk: Customer: Clerk: Customer: Clerk:


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How much does it cost to send this special delivery? This package should be better wrapped.

Would you like to send this registered mail? That will be six dollars, ninety-five cents

I’d like some stamps and an extra-large envelope, please. Will this pare by the weekend?



b. Match the beginning of the instructions in A with the end of the instruction in B. A

1. If you don’t wrap your parcel properly, 2. If you don’t put the correct postal code, 3. If you want your parcel to arrive quickly, 4. If you have a heavy package,

5. If you want to make sure that your package arrives,


a. it will have to be weighed at the post office. b. it could be damaged.

c. it must be sent by registered mail. d. it should be sent express.

e. your parcel might be sent to the wrong address.

c. Write four more instructions for sending a package. Use the information you have learned from this unit. Include passive modals in your instructions.

1. 2. 3. 4.

d. Exchange instructions with a partner.

a. Read the following instructions from the post office about reporting a lost package. Underline the modals in the Passive VoiceçINçTHEçSENTENCESçTHATçHAVEçTHEM


Reporting a Lost Package

1. If a package is lost or damaged you must report it immediately.

2. The post office should be informed in writing of the non-delivery of the package. 3. You will be notified as soon as the package is found.

4. If your package has been lost or damaged, you can apply for compensation. 5. Insurance claim forms can be obtained from the post office.

6. You must attach a letter or statement from the person who was supposed to receive the letter. 7. Evidence, such as a sales receipt, should also be provided, in order to prove the value of your


8. If your claim is properly completed, it will be paid within 30 days.

31521 31522 31523 b d a c e

Bear in mind that the parcel that goes to send be in good condition for possible clamd The parcel has than going sealing

The parcel must have its respective stamps




I N T E R M E D I A T E 2

U N I T 8


a. In the Listening section, Mary left John a message about a road accident. Later on, John phones Mary back and talks to her. Use the words below to complete their conversation.

accident ambulance bridge broken crossed emergency room nowhere rushed scared side speeding

John: Mary. Is that you? It’s John. How are you?

Mary: Oh, John. It’s good to hear from you. I think we were very lucky. As I told you in my message,

Mike and I were traveling over that (1) on Route 6 when a big truck came

(2) towards us. Imagine how we felt when it (3) over on to our

(4) of the road.

John: You must have been so (5) .

Mary: Oh, I was! There was (6) for us to go. We couldn’t do anything to prevent the

(7) . The truck just crashed into the side of our car. Someone stopped at once

and called an (8) and they (9) us to the hospital.

John: Are you still in the (10) ? Can I come and take you home?

Mary: Oh, yes, please. That would be great. Mike’s being kept in the hospital with a

(11) leg, but I can’t wait to get home.




b. Check your answers to a. with a partner and then role-play the dialogue.

c. Below is a police report of Mary’s accident. Complete the report with the details from a.


Case Number: 

Reporting Officer: )RVWHU-RQHV Road on which accident occurred: (1) Date and time: 

First Driver: çççç-IKEç7ILKINS 6RXWKHUQ'ULYH/$ 7HO

Type of vehicle:SULYDWHFDU

Witness: () :LONLQV


Second Driver: 7RP&URXFK /DNHODQG:D\/$ Tel: 

Type of vehicle: () Injuries: ()

Description of accident: ç

d. Exchange reports with a partner. Do you agree with each other’s answers?



e. Imagine you are the police officer who interviewed Mary after the accident. Which of the following questions do you think the police officer asked her in order to complete the report? Add three more questions of your own.

1. What is your name and address? 2. Was anyone hurt?

3. Can I take you to the hospital? 4. Where did the accident take place?

5. Can you tell me how the accident happened? 6. Were you scared?

7. 8. 9.

f. Write the conversation between Mary and the police officer. Police officer: Mary: Police officer: Mary: Police officer: Mary: Police officer:

g. Role-play your dialogue with a partner.


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a. Do you remember the story in the Reading section about Marge? Her baby was born in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. Read the report of her experience as it was written in the local newspaper. Complete the report with the names of the people involved.

Marge Winters Alex Winters (Marge’s husband) Thomas Brown (the driver of the ambulance) Jonas Matthews (a medical student doing ambulance service)


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