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Active English
A Practical Guide for Italian Learners
Teacher’s Book
Copyright © Ulrico Hoepli Editore S.p.A. 2015
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A. 1d; 2b; 3e; 4a; 5g; 6h; 7c; 8f
B. 1. They are twins. 2. He is a good friend. 3. We are very
well. 4. She is 18 years old. 5. It is really interesting.
6. They are in the classroom. 7. You are hungry. 8. It isn’t
open today.
H. A: Are you from Dublin, Fiona? B: Yes, I am but my
parents are from Killarney. A: Where’s Killarney? Is it in
Ireland too? B: Yes, it is but it isn’t near Dublin. A: Are
you a student here in Dublin? B: Yes, I am and my parents are teachers here too. A: Is their school far from
here? B: No, it isn’t and it isn’t near our house.
I. 1. Luisa isn’t from Rome, she’s from Milan. 2. Excuse
here on holiday. 4. She is late. 5. They are on the table.
6. Is it new? 7. Are you from Britain? 8. They aren’t at
home today.
me, are you the new secretary? Yes, I am. 3. Are you
English? No, I’m American. 4. Are your friends French,
Tom? Yes, they are. 5. Anne isn’t at home, she is on
holiday with Paul. They are in Vienna. 6. They aren’t
German, they are Swiss, from Geneva.
D. A: Excuse me, are you Mr Peelson? B: Yes, I am.
J. 1. Is she at home? 2. Is she in the garage? 3. Are they
C. 1. Is he your father? 2. Are they schoolmates? 3. We are
A: Nice to meet you, Mr Peelson! I am the new secretary,
my name’s Cindy. B: Ah! So you are Cindy Crafton!
A: That’s right. B: And where are you from Miss Crafton?
A: I am from the north of England, from Leicester. B: Is it
your first time in a big company? A: No, it isn’t. B: Now,
your colleagues. This is Mr Taylor, he is your boss and this
is Mrs Johnson, she is your assistant. They are very nice
people with a lot of experience.
A. 1. am, is; 2. are; 3. is, is; 4. are; 5. are; 6. is; 7. are;
8. is
B. 1. I’m Helen and he’s my brother Peter. 2. They’re two
new schoolmates. 3. This is Mrs Dibden, she’s the new
teacher. 4. We’re at home today. 5. You’re a nice person. 6. Pisa’s in the centre of Italy. 7. My sister and I are
twins. 8. She’s from Liverpool, England.
C. 1. Is that car Italian? 2. Are Robert and Mary in the
garden? 3. Is dad at work? 4. Are mobile phones popular in Italy? 5. Are they friends? 6. Is Peter her husband? 7. Is the bottle in the fridge? 8. Am I free today?
ready? 4. Is the lesson interesting? 5. Is it your new
diary? 6. Are we late? 7. Is the dog aggressive? 8. Are
you British?
K. 1. Is Nicole from Scotland? No, she isn’t. 2. Is she
famous? Yes, she’s very popular. 3. Is she ugly? No,
she’s really beautiful. 4. Is she from Australia? Yes, she
is. 5. What is her job? She is an actress. 6. How old is
she? She’s about forty. 7. Is she tall? Yes, she’s very
tall. 8. Is that a photo of Nicole Kidman? Yes, it is.
Risposta 1c; 2e; 3g; 4h; 5f; 6a; 7d; 8b
A. 1. Mary is cold, it’s only two degrees today. 2. We are
thirsty and tired. 3. It’s really late this evening, I’m
sleepy. 4. This is not good for our health but it’s cheap
and we are hungry. 5. Anne is on the beach, it’s
sunny and she is hot.
B. 1. Hi Julia, how are you? I’m fine, thanks. But how are
your new neighbour? Yes, she is. 3. Are you from
Glasgow? No, I’m not. 4. Is the bike new? Yes, it is.
5. Are Peter and Mike university students? No, they
aren’t. 6. Are you and your brother good footballers?
Yes, we are. 7. Is that your school? Yes, it is. 8. Are
your names Kenneth and Paul? No, they aren’t.
your parents? Are they still at home with the flu?
They’re OK now, thanks. 2. How old is your son Paul?
He’s 17, and he’s a good student. 3. What’s your
father’s job? He’s a computer technician and my
mother’s a vet. 4. How much is that pair of gloves
over there? They’re £15.75. 5. What’s the weather like
in France today? It isn’t very good. It’s cold and windy.
6. Today’s my grandmother’s birthday. Really? How old
is she? She’s 80 and she’s very well. 7. My husband’s
often abroad, he’s very busy. Isn’t he an engineer?
Yes, he is. 8. How much is this camera? It’s 300
euros, it’s very expensive.
F. 1. Elephants are intelligent. 2. Where are the students?
C. 1. Lunch is ready! Are you hungry? 2. Belfast is in
3. We aren’t at home this afternoon. 4. Are you free this
evening? 5. The phone isn’t in my bag. 6. The Smiths
are friendly. 7. Is it your IPod? 8. Our grandparents
aren’t on holiday.
Scotland, am I right? 3. We’re in a hurry. 4. I am not
afraid of snakes, but I am of spiders! 5. I’m thirsty.
6. Paul is always sleepy at the end of the day so he
goes to bed early. 7. Peter’s outside, he’s hot. 8. I
agree with you Mary, you are right.
D. 1. aren’t; 2. I’m not; 3. isn’t; 4. isn’t; 5. aren’t; 6. aren’t;
7. isn’t; 8. aren’t
E. 1. Are they your parents? No, they aren’t. 2. Is she
G. Dear Mary,
how are you? I’m happy here in London. My family
and I are here just for three days. My father’s busy with
his job but my mother and I are free to visit the city. It’s
exciting and the shops are cool!! But it’s very expensive! The people here aren’t very friendly but the
hotel’s comfortable and it’s in the centre of the city. It’s
just a short holiday but it’s nice to be here while you’re
at school!!
Love, Cindy
D. 1. Are you cold Peter? 2. What’s her job? 3. Is the
exercise right? 4. Are we in a hurry? 5. Am I on time?
6. Are the boys afraid of dogs? 7. Is the baby sleepy?
8. How is your daughter, Mrs Lamb?
Risposta 1c; 2d; 3f; 4e; 5g; 6a; 7h; 8b
E. 1. How old is Kenneth? He is 31. What is he? He is a
lawyer. What’s he like? He’s friendly. 2. How old are
Sally and Helen? They are 18 and 19. What are they?
They are students. What are they like? They are shy.
3. How old is Robert? He is 48. What is he? He’s a
clerk. What’s he like? He is helpful. 4. How old is Anne?
She is 46. What is she? She is a housewife. What’s she
like? She is aggressive. 5. How old are Paul and Mary?
They are/He is 29 and she is 24. What are they? Paul
is a bus driver and Mary is a secretary. What are they
like? He is old-fashioned, she is fashionable.
F. 1. This sandwich with ham and cheese is 80 p. 2. Peter’s
in his room, he’s sleepy. 3. They’re in a hurry because
they’re late. 4. Please, open the window, I’m very hot.
5. My sister is afraid of big dogs. 6. The students are
hungry and thirsty. 7. All the answers in your class test
are wrong. 8. Older people are often cold in winter.
A. 1. our; 2. his; 3. your; 4. her; 5. its; 6. their; 7. your;
8. your, her
B. 1. their; 2. my; 3. his; 4. its; 5. her; 6. our; 7. your;
8. our
C. 1. The students are in the classroom with their headmaster. 2. I’m Paul and this is my brother Joseph. 3. Is
our car in front of the supermarket? 4. Anne is a very
nice girl, her hobbies are tennis and volleyball. 5. He’s
Japanese but his mother is Portuguese. 6. Sally is 17
years old, her boyfriend is 19. 7. That dog is big but its
tail is very short. 8. Excuse me, is your name Jordan,
Ralph Jordan?
D. Her name is Pamela Gomez. She is American, but her
parents are from Mexico City and her/their relatives
are still there. Pamela is 19 years old and her brother
is 20. His name is Pedro, Peter in English.
They work as shop assistants in a big department
store in San Francisco. Their house is a long way from
their store, so they go to work by bus. Pamela has
many hobbies but her favourites are playing volleyball
and dancing. Peter is a good football player, his team
is famous in San Francisco.
Their house is in the suburbs of the city. It isn’t very big
but it’s nice and clean. Its garden is full of trees and
flowers. Peter isn’t married but he has a girlfriend. Her
name is Jane.
3. Smile… turn your head, open your eyes!
4. Oh! That’s good!
Risposta 1b; 2a; 3d; 4c
(Adolescente che parla al cellulare con sua madre)
Bob: Hello mum, happy birthday.
Mother: Thank you Bob, my dear. Where are you?
Bob: I’m on my bike. Where’s dad?
Mother: He’s in his study, as usual, at the computer.
Bob: Not very romantic on your birthday. And where are
the terrible twins?
Mother: They’re in their bedroom listening to music. Your
sister is in her car in town and I’m here alone in my vegetable garden.
Bob is on his bike.
His mother is in her vegetable garden.
His father is in his study.
His sister is in her car.
His twin brothers are in their bedroom.
E.1. Name: HIS: Max; HER: Jane. Surname: HIS: Robinson;
HER: Cunningham. Hometown: HIS: Melbourne; HER:
E-mail address: HIS: [email protected];
HER: [email protected]. Age: HIS: 35;
HER: 29. Occupation: HIS: architect; HER: journalist.
Destination: HIS: Copenhagen; HER: Zurich. Marital
status: HIS: engaged; HER: single. Star sign: HIS:
Aries; HER: Leo
E.2. What is/What’s your name? My name’s Max.
What is/What’s your surname? It’s Robinson/My surname’s Robinson.
Where are you from? I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
What is/What’s your e-mail address? It’s [email protected].
How old are you? I’m 35 years old.
What is/What’s your job? I’m an architect.
Where are you going? Copenhagen.
Are you married? No, I’m not.
What star sign are you? I’m an Aries.
A. 1. her; 2. his; 3. their; 4. her; 5. our; 6. its; 7. my
B. 1. You aren’t always hungry. 2. He isn’t a good actor.
3. They aren’t at the airport. 4. We aren’t cold. 5. She
isn’t thirsty. 6. It isn’t very hot.
1. (Due ragazze che si incontrano davanti a un negozio)
A: How are you, Sue?
B: Fine, thanks.
A: Ooh look! Aren’t those jeans in the window fantastic?
B: Yeah. How much are they?
A: Only 25 euros. Come on, let’s go in.
2. (Due ragazze al cellulare)
A: Hi Amanda. How are you and where are you?
B: I’m fine and I’m in Edinburgh. The festival is wonderful but the weather isn’t very good. What’s it like in
A: Oh, it’s hot and sunny.
B: Lucky you!
A. Countable nouns: euro, hour, box, leg, house, instrument, friend, umbrella, year, computer.
Uncountable nouns: chocolate, sugar, Coke, wine,
garlic, jam, bread, salt, ham, rice.
B. 1. A slice of ham; 2. A packet of rice; 3. A can of Coke;
4. A bottle of wine; 5. A pinch of salt; 6. A bar of
chocolate; 7. A loaf of bread; 8. A clove of garlic; 9. A
jar of jam; 10. A cube of sugar
C. A: hill, woman, uniform, house, window, university,
week, restaurant, hotel, job, short time, pair of shoes,
high mountain, young person, holiday.
An: engineer, interesting book, elephant, art gallery, old
house, expensive shop, honest person, heir, Italian girl,
architect, exercise, apple, airport.
D. 1. Is he an American student? No, he’s a German student. 2. He’s in bed with a high temperature. 3. They go
to the gym with their friends twice a week. 4. Are you
an English teacher? 5. Is that bread? Yes, it’s a type of
Sardinian bread. 6. Is it oil? Yes, it’s genuine olive oil.
7. It’s a new type of computer game. 8. I’m a teacher
and my husband is a technician. 9. Yes, it’s a glass of
French wine. 10. It’s a sad story, with an unhappy ending. 11. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 12. It’s
an interesting book easy to read in a couple of weeks.
E. 1. Hadrian’s Wall is a Roman fortification. 2. August is
a hot month. 3. Stonehenge is an ancient site. 4.
Venice is a famous tourist destination. 5. Spain is a
European country. 6. Pizza is an Italian dish. 7.
Madonna is an American singer. 8. Rover is an English
car. 9. The Nile Cruise is an exciting holiday. 10. The
Ritz is an expensive hotel.
F. 1. Yes, it’s a scary film. 2. Yes, it’s a healthy dish. 3. Yes,
it’s an interesting subject. 4. Yes, it’s a cosmopolitan
city. 5. Yes, it’s a substantial meal. 6. Yes, it’s a popular
drink. 7. Yes, it’s an enormous cathedral. 8. Yes, it’s a
difficult language.
G. 1. He isn’t a technician, he’s an engineer. 2. It’s a
beautiful car! Is it new? 3. New York is an interesting
city. 4. It’s an ancient university. 5. The Scottish
Parliament is a modern building. 6. Is it a new a pair
of shoes? Yes, it is. 7. 1942 is a historical date. 8. It’s
a beautiful day. 9. It’s an invitation to a party.
A. 1. That; 2. those; 3. Those; 4. these; 5. This; 6. Those;
7. those; 8. This
B. 1c; 2g; 3b; 4 f; 5h; 6a; 7e; 8d
C. 1. Mum is very nervous these days. This is a difficult
time for her. 2. This computer here is from Japan and
that over there is from the USA. 3. That girl over there
is my new girlfriend. 4. This shirt is too small for me.
That one over there is the right size. 5. The taxi rank is
over there next to that department store. 6. Who is
that boy opposite the bank? That is the new clerk, he’s
from Milan. 7. Are those shoes over there on sale? No,
only these ones here. 8. How much is that scarf in the
window? Which one? The blue one or the red one?
A. 1. friends; 2. brushes; 3. babies; 4. glasses; 5. cooks;
6. discos; 7. watches; 8. thieves; 9. toys; 10. sandwiches; 11. wives; 12. leaves; 13. classes; 14. cities
B. 1. Intruso: story; Plurali: boys, keys, ways. 2. Intruso:
fox; Plurali: mice, men, feet. 3. Intruso: tree; Plurali:
beaches, crosses, faxes. 4. Intruso: life; Plurali: books,
pens, windows. 5. Intruso: trolley; Plurali: parties,
diaries, skies. 6. Intruso: roof; Plurali: wives, halves,
wolves. 7. Intruso: video; Plurali: tomatoes, potatoes,
brushes. 8. Intruso: zoo; Plurali: geese, teeth, people.
9. Intruso: man; Plurali: blouses, sons, cliffs.
C. 1. women; 2. children; 3. people; 4. geese; 5. teeth;
6. mice; 7. feet; 8. men
D. Three loaves of bread, six glasses, two dishes, three
forks, four knives, ten eggs, seven tomatoes, three
keys, four teaspoons and five sweets.
three one; 5. thirteen thousand; 6. twenty-five thousand
seven hundred and ninety-one; 7. seven point four six;
8. five thousand seven hundred and eighty-four
B. 1e; 2h; 3d; 4c; 5a; 6g; 7f; 8b
C. 1. 407; 2. 0.16; 3. 8,916; 4. 55; 5. 4,000,000;
6. 2,702; 7. 49.6; 8. 33,000
D. 1. fourteen; 2. three hundred and eighty-one; 3. eleven
thousand six hundred and five; 4. sixty-one point nine
one; 5. six hundred and forty-six; 6. nought point fourty-two; 7. four point four five; 8. one thousand two
hundred and eighteen
E. 1. The temperature today is thirteen degrees above
zero. 2. My phone number is three oh five six eight
two. 3. One hundred and fifty people are at the
demonstration today. 4. The score is: Liverpool three,
Manchester nil. 5. In winter it is very cold here, about
five degrees below zero.
A. 1. Is he/she an electrician? 2. That’s an Australian
flower. 3. This is an awful story. 4. He/she is a brilliant
interpreter. 5. She’s an intelligent woman! 6. It’s an
expensive city! 7. It’s a sharp knife!
1. My sister is 14 years old. 2. Chelsea three
Manchester United nil. 3. It’s hot today. It’s 30 degrees
centigrade. 4. The London suburb of Croydon has a
population of 350,000. 5. Those shoes aren’t expensive. They cost 19 pounds. 6. There are 505 students
at our school. 7. My home phone number is 208 654
Risposta 1a; 2a; 3b; 4a; 5a; 6b; 7b
C. TAPESCRIPT (voce di segreteria telefonica)
Down House is open from Wednesday to Sunday all
year except Christmas and January. It opens at 10
a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are £6.60, children £3.30 and concessions £5.00. Members of
English Heritage are free. A family ticket costs £16.50.
Visiting time is usually about 2 hours for the house and
gardens. Groups of 11 people or more have a discount
of 15%. There is a car park 50 metres from the house
and a 146 bus service from Bromley station. For further information please telephone 01 689 859 119.
Opening time: 10 a.m.
Closing time: 6 p.m.
Days open: Wednesday to Sunday
Period closed: Christmas and January
Tickets: adults: £6.60
children: £3.30
concessions: £5.00
family ticket: £16.50
english Heritage Members: Free
groups of 11 or more: 15% discount
Telephone: 01 689 859 119
Bus service: 146 from Bromley station
Car park: 50 metres from house
Duration of visit: about 2 hours
A. 1. four hundred and fifty-four; 2. one thousand six hundred and ninety-eight; 3. seventeen; 4. nought point
Good afternoon, my name’s Pamela and I’m your
guide for this visit to Down House and gardens.
Please follow me. Charles Darwin lived here for 40
years with his family until his death in 1882. He had 10
children, many of whom became famous. We are now
in Darwin’s study with his writing desk and his famous
microscope. There are also a couple of measuring
instruments from that period on the desk. That is his
favourite chair over there near the fireplace and those
are some of his red notebooks on the small table near
the window. In the corner is an old globe. Now please
follow me into the billiard room where Darwin relaxed.
Here you can see his old bookcase. In the hall are some
paintings of the family and over there is the dining room
with two bay windows and a very large table in the
middle. A lot of famous people from London visited
him in his country residence. It was an honour to have
dinner with the Darwin family in this room. Upstairs in
the former bedrooms there is now an interactive exhibition on Darwin’s life, research and various discoveries. Now let’s go outside to see the numerous
rose gardens and laboratories. What a beautiful day
it is to be here! Follow me around the “sand walk”
where Darwin walked three times a day to digest and
to think. After this walk you can have tea and sandwiches in the new café which was the original kitchen
and then visit the shop on the ground floor.
E. 1. Dining room: bay windows, large table; 2. Bedrooms: exhibition; 3. Kitchen: café; 4. Garden: greenhouses, laboratories; 5. Hall: paintings; 6. Study: writing
desk, microscope, fireplace, red notebooks, globe
A. 1. They have got some fruit. (P) 2. I’ve got two
cousins. (R) 3. I’m busy, I haven’t got much time. (P)
4. This apartment is great, it’s got a lot of space. (P)
5. Has she got long or short hair? (A) 6. I’m not well
today, I’ve got a terrible cold. (S) 7. Have you still got
a temperature? (S) 8. We haven’t got a dog. We’ve
got a cat. (P) 9. They haven’t got any relatives in this
town. (R) 10. What kind of car has your father got? (P)
B. 1. Has Eric got a bicycle? 2. Has Mary got a baby
girl? 3. My dog has got a black kennel. 4. He’s got
a high temperature. 5. She’s tall and she’s got short
and curly hair.
4. There aren’t curtains but there is a carpet. 5. There’s a
desk but there isn’t a pen. 6. There’s a window but there
isn’t a terrace. 7. There’s a computer and a TV but there
isn’t a DVD player. 8. There’s a bookcase but there isn’t a
guitar. 9. There’s a wardrobe but there isn’t a mirror.
D. Look at my new house! Isn’t it gorgeous? There are
two floors and there’s a little garden too.
On the first floor there’s a kitchen and a living room.
There’s also a toilet but there isn’t a utility room.
There are some stairs to the first floor where there
are two bedrooms and a bathroom. There’s a balcony
and a small garage too. Unfortunately, in the garden
there aren’t any trees or flowers. It’s very small but
there’s a swing!
E. Hi Helen,
it’s a pity you are not here with us. The island is wonderful as you can see from the postcard.
There are a lot of beautiful sandy beaches and, fortunately, there aren’t many tourists. On the beaches there
are some areas where there are tables and chairs.
There’s a warm breeze now and it’s nice for long
swims and sunbathing.
Our hotel is very comfortable, it’s a five star hotel!!
There’s both an indoor and an outdoor swimming
pool. There are three tennis courts and two restaurants.
In each room there’s a TV, a safety box, a minibar and
a big bathroom with a Jacuzzi, but there aren’t tea
and coffee-making facilities!
Love, Martha
F. 1. is there; 2. there is; 3. is there; 4. there is; 5. there
isn’t; 6. is there; 7. there is; 8. are there; 9. there is; 10.
there are; 11. there aren’t; 12. there are; 13. there is.
G. 1. There aren’t any foreign boys in our school. 2. Is
there a small lake in that park? Yes, there is and there
are three swans. 3. There is a good restaurant in this
street. 4. There isn’t a lift in this building, it’s very old.
5. In his/her bedroom there is a poster of U2. 6. Are
there two folders in that drawer? Yes, there are.
7. Aren’t there squirrels in the park? No, there are only
birds. 8. There are six crows in the Tower of London.
9. In Australia there are many alligators.
C. 1. Have they got an invitation to the party? 2. Paul’s got
a cat called Cleo. 3. The hotel hasn’t got a parking
area. 4. Has Mrs Smith got a computer? 5. Have you
got time now? 6. Has Ted got a satellite TV? 7. I
haven’t got a meeting today. 8. Have they got a garden? 9. I’ve got a terrible cold.
A. 1. There is; 2. There are; 3. Is there; 4. There is; 5. There
are; 6. Is there; 7. There are; 8. There are
B. 1. Is there water on that planet? Yes, there is. 2. Are
there trees on the new planet? No, there aren’t. 3. Is
there grass on the planet? Yes, there is. 4. Is there sunlight on the planet? Yes, there is. 5. Are there people
on that planet? No, there aren’t. 6. Are there hills on
the planet? Yes, there are. 7. Are there canyons on that
planet? No, there aren’t. 8. Is there wildlife on that
planet? Yes, there is.
C. Possibili risposte
1. In Peter’s room there isn’t a poster but there’s a
picture. 2. There isn’t a sofa but there are two beds.
3. There’s a bedside table but there isn’t an alarm clock.
A. Fridge:
strawberries, eggs, yoghurt, lettuce,
sausages, orange juice, cake, ham, butter, cheese,
Cupboard: pasta, pepper, tinned tomatoes, honey,
salt, yeast, olive oil, potatoes, walnuts, flour, blackberry jam, rice, tea.
B. 1. Have we got any lemonade? No, but there’s some
orange juice. 2. Have we got any flour in the cupboard? 3. Are there any eggs in the fridge? Yes, there
are some. 4. Can I have some rice for dinner, mum?
5. Have we got any fresh tomatoes? No, we haven’t
got any. 6. There’s no marmalade for breakfast but
there’s some honey. 7. Can I have some meat for
lunch? Sorry, dear, but there isn’t any. 8. Are there any
steaks in the fridge? No, there are no steaks at all.
9. Is there any fruit? Yes, there are some grapes and
strawberries. 10. Can I have some honey instead of
sugar? Oh yes, there is some in the cupboard. 11. There
are some walnuts in the cupboard but there are no
hazelnuts. 12. Is there any mozzarella in the fridge? No,
there isn’t any.
C. 1. Can you lend me some of these CDs? Yes, you can
take any you like. 2. Have we got any mustard? No, we
haven’t got any at home. 3. Is there any lemonade in
the fridge? No, there’s only some orange juice. 4. I’ve
got a terrible cold. Have we got any aspirins?
5. There’s no coffee in the pot. Can you make some for
me, please? 6. I’m busy. I have no time to chat with
you now. 7. They haven’t got any questions to ask.
8. Can you give me some medicine for my cough? I
feel sick.
D. 1. Are there any foreign students in your class? 2. None
of our friends has a motor caravan. 3. Are you free any
time tomorrow morning? 4. We haven’t got any yeast
for the pizza. Can you buy some? 5. There isn’t any
time for lunch. We’re in a hurry. 6. There’s no cold water
in the fridge. 7. We’ve hardly any time for breakfast! 8. I
wonder if there are any interesting films at the cinema
this evening.
E. 1. There are no big black cars but there’s a big black
van. 2. There aren’t any small blue cars but there is a
medium one. 3. Are there any blue vans? No, there are
not. 4. Are there any black vans? 5. There are no bicycles in the car park. 6. Are there any lorries in the car
park? No, there are no lorries at all. 7. Are there any
4WD cars? Yes, there’s a black one. 8. Are there any
A. 1b; 2f; 3e; 4a; 5g; 6c; 7d
B. 1. Lecce is an interesting Italian city. 2. My English
teacher is a bit tired. 3. My dog is black and brown.
4. You are not a very happy person. 5. They are brilliant
students. 6. Max and Jane are young Australian
C. 1. easy; 2. expensive; 3. happy; 4. empty; 5. beautiful;
6. true; 7. clean; 8. poor; 9. bad; 10. fast
D. 1. newspaper; 2. classroom; 3. farmhouse; 4. airport;
5. sportswear; 6. timetable; 7. football; 8. spiderman;
9. sunglasses; 10. honeymoon; 11. suitcase
E. The capital of the Irish (A) Republic is Dublin. It is an
exciting (A) city with a young (A) population and a
relaxed (A) atmosphere. There are a lot of interesting
(A) museums and its old (A) university has a fascinating (A) history. Irish (A) people are very friendly (P)
and talkative (P) especially in the pubs where the
dark (A) beer is really good (P). There are some beautiful (A), large (A), green (A) parks in this small (A) city
but it is also polluted (P).
course. 5. Where can we sit? 6. He can’t be English,
he’s got a foreign accent. 7. Can you hear me? No, I
can’t hear well, can you repeat that, please?
A. 1b; 2a; 3f; 4e; 5c; 6d; 7g; 8h
B. Richieste: Domanda n. 3, 6; Offerte: Domanda n. 2,
8; Abilità: Domanda n. 1, 4; Permesso: Domanda n.
5, 7
C. 1. A second-hand computer; 2. An experimental film;
3. A convenient bus stop; 4. A comfortable house;
5. A loud noise; 6. Some friendly women; 7. An easy
D. 1F (It’s a blue and white house); 2T; 3F (There is a big
garden); 4F (You can pay by credit card); 5T; 6T; 7T; 8F
(The village has got some shops and a supermarket);
9T; 10T
1. Dialogo 1
Girl 1: We’ve got a new science teacher.
Girl 2: What does he look like?
Girl 1: He’s quite tall and very young. He’s got long
black hair and glasses.
Dialogo 2
Policeman: Now, can you describe the thief?
Woman: Well, he’s about 40 years old and he’s got a
black moustache. He has got short, brown curly hair
and a scar under his left eye.
Dialogo 3
Boy: What’s your house like?
Girl: It’s very modern and it’s got a small front garden.
There aren’t any flowers but there’s a big oak tree. The
garage has a green door.
Risposta 1c; 2c; 3a
F. 1. He’s got short, black straight hair.
She’s got dark eyes.
He’s short and thin.
She’s quite ugly.
He’s got a big nose.
She’s short and fat.
He’s got small brown eyes.
She’s got big ears.
He can play the flute.
She’s got two cats.
G. 1. It’s in the south of London. 2. No, it isn’t. 3. Because
it has got an enormous shopping centre. 4. They are
comfortable, silent, new and red. 5. No, it isn’t. 6. Yes,
there is. 7. Second-hand records. 8. Yes, it has.
H. 1. There are en suite bathrooms in some houses.
A. Risposte soggettive
B. 1. Can I go to the cinema with Mary this evening? (Pe)
2. Can you help me with this suitcase, please? (R)
3. She can ski, but she can’t swim. (A) 4. It can’t be
expensive, it’s only a two star hotel! (D) 5. Can you see
that woman in red? (A) 6. You can’t go out in this bad
weather! (P)
2. There are three bedrooms in the flat. 3. Is there a terrace and a barbecue in the house? 4. You can book
holidays on the Internet. 5. You can’t smoke in public
A. 1c; 2b; 3b; 4a; 5b; 6a; 7b; 8a; 9c; 10b; 11b; 12a; 13c;
14a; 15a
C. 1. She/he can speak four languages but she/he can’t
B. 1. There are two women in the shop. 2. Are Carmen
send an e-mail. 2. Where’s the station, please? Can
you see that grey building? It’s over there. 3. You can’t
park in this area. 4. Can I use your computer? Yes, of
and Juan Irish? No, they aren’t. 3. These are my shoes
here. 4. Is there any milk in the fridge? Yes, there is.
5. Has Grace got a cat? No, she hasn’t.
C. 1. Is there any history homework today? No, we’re
G. 1. On Tuesday she’s going shopping with her mother.
lucky, there’s none. 2. Is there a carton of milk in the
cupboard? No, sorry, but there’s some orange juice.
3. He’s got an interesting girlfriend. 4. Can I have half a
kilo of flour and some butter, please? 5. Is there any
information about that town on the Net? No, there’s
none. 6. Sorry, no visitors can come in here. It’s private.
2. On Wednesday morning she’s phoning the hairdresser’s for an appointment. 3. On Thursday she’s
having dinner with Sam. 4. On Friday she’s meeting
aunt Anne at the airport. 5. On Saturday she’s taking
Tom and Sally to the disco. 6. On Sunday afternoon
she’s playing tennis.
D. 1. Are there any bottles of beer in the fridge? 2. He has
H. Mary is trying to change her life. She is looking for a
got a big American car. 3. Can I have two tomato sandwiches please? 4. I am hungry but there isn’t any food at
home. 5. Those angry men have got no patience.
new job so she is sending applications to several
firms. When she is not looking for a job she is reading and writing. Because she isn’t working at the
moment she has got spare time. Right now she is
going out for a walk with her dog. Today the weather
is fine and the sun is shining. Mary is happy, she’s
having her first job interview next Monday, and she
hopes it will be successful.
Q: Is Mary satisfied with her life?
A: No, she isn’t.
Q: What is she trying to do?
A: She’s trying to change her life.
Q: What is she looking for?
A: She’s looking for a new job.
Q: What is she sending to several firms?
A: She is sending letters of application.
Q: Why has she got spare time?
A: Because she is not working at the moment.
Q: What is she doing now?
A: She’s going out for a walk with her dog.
Q: What’s the weather like today?
A: It’s fine, the sun is shining.
Q: When is she having her first interview?
A: Next Monday.
E. 1. Betty and Bob are from Perth and they can swim
very well. 2. Is John in his garage? No, he isn’t.
3. Richard and Arthur are very intelligent boys. They
are from Wales. 4. My neighbour, Maggie, has got two
mice. 5. Where are those books? They have got
beautiful photos inside.
F. 1. What’s she like? 2. Can you speak German? 3. Have
you got any brothers? 4. Are her eyes blue? 5. Are you
G. 1. David and Elizabeth are English. Their flat is in
central London. 2. Canberra is a university city.
3. There is an exciting film on TV tonight. 4. That is
my car, over there near the bank. 5. Are you hungry?
Yes, can I have some biscuits? 6. Can Ernest ride a
horse? No, he can’t. 7. What’s her job? She’s an
architect. 8. We’ve got some milk but we haven’t
got any tea. 9. They’ve got two children: a son and
a daughter.
H. 1d; 2e; 3i; 4h; 5g; 6j; 7c; 8b; 9f; 10a
A. 1. She’s reading an interesting novel. 2. What’s she
doing? She’s helping her son. 3. They’re constantly breaking the rules. 4. The sun’s shining. 5. The
water’s running in the bath. 6. We’re having breakfast on the balcony this morning. 7. He isn’t coming
to work today. 7. It’s raining cats and dogs. I’m not
going out.
B. 1. The bird is flying. 2. They are dancing. 3. He is
studying. 4. He is fishing. 5. They are running. 6. They
are leaving. 7. She is dreaming. 8. They are playing
tennis. 9. She is skating.
C. 1b; 2a; 3c; 4b; 5c; 6b
D. 1. What are you doing? 2. How is she going to work
today? 3. What are you drinking? 4. Is he studying?
5. When are they leaving? 6. When are they getting
married? 7. What is she reading?
E. 1. He is not watching TV now. 2. This year they are not
studying hard. 3. He is always making mistakes. 4. What
are you listening to? 5. Today I am not eating pasta.
6. Are you going shopping this morning? 7. You are constantly wasting money! 8. Are Anne and Paul coming to
the party this evening?
F. 1. Our guests are arriving by plane at Fiumicino Airport.
2. The teacher is showing an interesting video about
New York. 3. Next week Sheila is taking her final examination. 4. We are spending our holidays in the
Seychelles. 5. They are always complaining about the
cost of living. 6. Some of my friends are going to the
USA next summer. 7. Are the students coming to
school regularly?
A. 1. Diana and Paul like music. 2. Diana comes from
London and Paul comes from Bath. 3. Diana plays the
guitar. 4. Diana and Paul don’t like pop music. 5. Does
Paul like rap? No, he doesn’t. 6. Does Diana play the
guitar? Yes, she does. 7. Do Paul and Diana like classical music? Yes, they do. 8. Paul doesn’t play the guitar, he plays the piano.
B. He/she …: + -s = plays, spends, drinks, rains, stays,
enjoys, reads, travels; + -es = passes, watches, washes, finishes; + -ies = studies, cries, tries, flies
C. 1. At Christmas he spends two weeks with his parents. 2. Every week he flies from Rome to London on
business. 3. He finishes work at 6:00 p.m. every day.
4. In autumn it rains almost every day in Ireland.
5. Mary studies with her friend Susan twice a week.
6. Barbara stays in first class hotels when she is on
D. Risposte soggettive
E. Paul wakes up at half past six in the morning. He gets
up and then has/takes a shower. He has coffee and
toast for breakfast. He leaves home at eight o’clock.
He goes to work by car. He works in a bank. He starts
work at half past eight. He has lunch at one o’clock in
a snack bar near the bank.
At five o’clock in the afternoon he goes back home
then he goes for a walk with his dog. At eight o’clock
he has dinner and then he watches TV or listens to
music. He goes to bed and reads a book before
going to sleep.
F. 1c; 2c; 3a; 4b; 5a; 6b; 7d; 8a; 9b; 10d; 11c; 12a
A. Pat gets up at 7 o’clock every day, she always goes to
work by bus. She starts work at 9 o’clock. She often
has lunch in the factory canteen. She goes back home
at 4 in the afternoon. She sometimes relaxes on the
sofa and listens to music. She goes to the swimming
pool once a week. She has dinner with her family at
weekends. She never goes out after dinner, she usually goes to bed early and reads a book.
B. 1. Lucy goes to the gym twice a week. 2. What do
you usually do in your free time? 3. We sometimes
eat out at weekends. 4. My colleagues never take the
train to work. 5. Do you often go on holiday? 6. My
friends often play tennis on Saturdays. 7. We don’t go
to school in the afternoon. 8. He usually washes his
car at weekends. 9. Do you often visit your friends on
Sundays? 10. Does your mother make Christmas
C. 1. Yes, he is. 2. He gets up at 7 a.m. 3. He lives in a
big house in Scotland. 4. He goes by car. 5. He’s got
a Rover. 6. No, he has lunch in a café with his boss.
7. He finishes work late in the afternoon. 8. Yes, he does.
D. 1. He doesn’t study in the afternoon. 2. He always
goes out in the evenings. 3. He never arrives at school
on time. 4. He does not clean his room. 5. He does not
help his mother at home. 6. On Saturdays he never
comes back home before four in the morning. 7. He
drinks too much beer at weekends. 8. He does not
obey his parents at all.
E. 1. All of them listen to the radio every day. 2. She
works in that office. 3. Does George always go to
school by bicycle? 4. I don’t know her name. 5. Where
do you usually go at weekends? 6. Do Tom and Joe
attend the same school? 7. I love my aunt and she
loves me. 8. What time does he finish work? 9. What
does Tim do after school? 10. When does he play
baseball? 11. Every Christmas my grandfather gives
me a present. 12. What time do lessons start? 13. My
father gets up at 6 o’clock every morning.
F. 1. At weekends we often go to the mountains. 2. On
Saturdays I usually go to a pub with my friends. 3. We
always go to bed early on weekdays. 4. Do you and
your cousin attend the same course? 5. Does your
mother use a computer at work? 6. Do you ever go out
for a meal in the evening?
G. 1. English students never go to school on Saturdays.
2. Do you often go out in the afternoon? Yes, I always
go out on Saturdays. 3. Does your mother work? Yes,
she works in a supermarket. 4. I go to work by car
every morning. 5. He/she always finishes his/her
homework before dinner. 6. He/she never watches
TV, he/she reads instead. 7. Do you ever go to the
theatre? Yes, I usually go once or twice a month. 8. I
usually drink coffee in the morning, but I sometimes
drink tea.
A. 1. It’s a quarter past five. 2. It’s eleven o’clock. 3. It’s
twenty to seven. 4. It’s a quarter past seven. 5. It’s
twenty-five past nine. 6. It’s ten past twelve. 7. It’s a
quarter to nine. 8. It’s five to three.
B. 1. It’s at five oh five./It’s at five past five. 2. It’s at a quarter to eleven. 3. It’s at eight o’clock. 4. It’s at twelve
thirteen. 5. It’s at ten to twelve.
C. 1. The walking tour of the old docks is at eleven
o’clock in the morning. 2. The lunch on the river
Mersey is at one o’clock in the afternoon. 3. The
Moscow Circus is at half past two in the afternoon.
4. The exhibition at the Modern Museum is at five
o’clock in the afternoon. 5. Drinks with the artists are
at half past six in the evening. 6. The rock concert at
the Music Hall is at a quarter to eight in the evening.
7. The Beatles’ revival at The Cavern Club is at half
past nine in the evening. 8. The Brazilian show at Club
54 is at ten o’clock in the evening. 9. Jazz at the
Bluemoon Restaurant is at half past ten in the evening.
10. Irish music at the Wood Pub is at a quarter past
eleven in the evening.
A. Dear Diana,
guess where I am? I’m writing from San Francisco,
where I am staying for a month at my aunt’s. The city
is great, I’m having a wonderful time with two
American friends, Anne and Paul.
I’m taking a windsurfing course with them. It’s very
difficult but I hope to be good by the end of my stay.
Paul and Anne are coming back to Rome with me,
they are spending some time in Italy next September
because they want to learn Italian. They are always
asking me questions about Italy. They really like our
I am sure you are enjoying your holidays too at your
summer house in Spain.
Bye for now,
B. 1. It’s 12:30 and the students are having lunch.
2. We play football twice a week. 3. He never watches TV after dinner. 4. Eric is studying chemistry this
year. 5. Does your father practise any sports? 6. Do
you ever go out with your friends at night? 7. Do you
understand what I am saying?
C. 1. I usually get up at 8 o’clock, but this week I am getting up at 7. 2. My sister Sara lives in London, but at
the moment she is staying in Edinburgh for the festival. 3. My mother usually goes to work by car. 4. She
is studying in Paris. 5. It isn’t raining at the moment.
6. I am learning Spanish, my friend Gonzales is
teaching me. 7. No, he is recovering slowly. 8. What
are they saying? 9. What time does he finish work?
He finishes at 5:00 p.m. every day.
D. Dear Paul,
How are you? Here is the latest news. I don’t work at
Marks and Spencer’s anymore. I have a new part-time
job in a supermarket in the city centre. I go there every
day at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and work there till
late in the evening. I am very happy because my sister
works there too, so we travel together every day.
My brother is coming to stay with me next week, he
is arriving on Saturday. For dinner we are going to
that Mexican restaurant near the park. What about
you? Are you studying for your exams? Do you still
live in the same flat?
Please write to me soon.
Love, Sara.
1. The train now leaving from platform 16 is the 10:25
to Brighton stopping at Clapham junction, East
Croydon, Gatwick airport. 2. The sports centre is open
from Monday to Saturday from 9 in the morning until
7 in the evening. 3. The store is open on Thursday
evening until 9 o’clock. 4. The store is open on
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5. Hospital visiting
hours are from 12:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. 6. The
bank is open 5 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Risposta 1c; 2a; 3b; 4a; 5c; 6a
F.1. 1F; 2F; 3T; 4F; 5T; 6F; 7T; 8F; 9T; 10F
F.2. 1. She’s taking her parents to a performance of Othello.
2. She always goes to Tai Chi lessons. 3. No, she
doesn’t. 4. No, she isn’t. She’s playing squash.
5. Because she baby-sits for her sister. 6. Yes, he does.
G. 1e; 2c; 3a; 4b; 5d
H. 1. We never have lunch before one o’clock. 2. Where’s
Johnny? He’s watching the 5:30 quiz in his bedroom.
3. What time do you usually get up on Sundays? Never
before 10 a.m. 4. Are you catching the 10 p.m.
Intercity train? No, we’re catching the 9:25 Eurostar
train. 5. I never smoke in my bedroom. 6. Hurry up! We
are all waiting for you. 7. I never sleep well at night, I’m
going through a difficult period. 8. We are meeting
tomorrow at half past six in the evening.
A. 1. Who wants to come with me? (P-S) 2. Who do you
work for? (P-CI) 3. Who is the lady in the park? (P-S)
4. What/Who are you thinking about? (P-CI) 5. Which
bus goes to the station? (A-S) 6. What does your
brother do? (P-CO) 7. Which shop are you going to?
(A-CI) 8. Who are you going with? (P-CI) 9. Which of
the two pictures do you prefer? (P-CO) 10. Who does
she work for? (P-CI)
B. 1. Who does Robert go to the seaside with? 2. How
many friends do they meet every summer? 3. Where
are they from? 4. Which language do they speak
together? 5. What do they do when it is cloudy?
6. What do they listen to? 7. What do they write down?
A. 1. He comes to school at 9 o’clock on weekdays. 2. I
like studying in the evening. 3. At noon we only have a
snack. We usually have a big meal at dinner time.
4. Your father is arriving at the station in the afternoon.
5. I am up at seven o’clock in the morning. 6. We’re
going out to dinner on Friday night. 7. I often go to bed
at midnight. 8. We are moving to our new house in a
short time. 9. Where are you going on New Year’s Eve?
10. Our office closes at 6 p.m every evening. 11. I usually arrive at work in time to have a cup of coffee at the
bar. 12. We usually have meetings on Thursday mornings. 13. He is not playing in the team next weekend.
B. 1d; 2c; 3b; 4g; 5h; 6e; 7a; 8f
C. 1. She doesn’t study in the afternoon. 2. She always
stays out at night. 3. She never arrives at school on time.
4. She never helps in the house at weekends. 5. She
never comes back at lunchtime. 6. She doesn’t want to
get up on Monday mornings.
D. 1. The train is arriving at the station on/in time. 2. I don’t
like driving at night. 3. Paul works in a pub at the weekend. 4. Classes begin on September 15th. 5. We often
go to Paris in spring. 6. My mother often gets up at
dawn. 7. Christopher Columbus discovered America in
1492. 8. At noon we always have a quick lunch.
E. 1. Correct. 2. They are coming to visit us next October.
3. I love going shopping at Christmas time. 4. Do you
dream at night? 5. What do you like doing at weekends? 6. He’s doing his homework at the moment.
7. Correct. 8. Correct.
C. 1. Which film are you watching this evening? The thriller
A. 1. Kaye lives in California but she is from Texas.
or the documentary? 2. What is happening outside?
3. Who speaks German well? 4. What are you thinking
of/about? 5. Who are those presents for? Which ones?
6. Which airline are you flying with?
2. Sebastian is relaxing on the sofa. 3. Jack is at the
theatre this evening. 4. The car is in the garage.
5. We usually have breakfast at home. 6. The exercise is on page twenty-two. 7. They always catch the
early morning train to London/for London. 8. My parents are spending their holidays on a farm.
A. 1. Where are you from? 2. How are you today? 3. Why
are you tired? 4. What time do you get up?
5. When/Where do you think you can go? 6. How old
is she? 7. What time is it? 8. Where do you live?
9. Where’s John?
B. 1e; 2d; 3a; 4b; 5g; 6c; 7f
C. 1. What subject does he study? 2. How often do you
have English classes? 3. How many cars do they
have? 4. When are they coming to visit you? 5. How
much does it cost? 6. How often do you go to the
cinema? 7. How far is the bank from here? 8. When
do they do their homework?
D. 1. How much does it cost? 2. How many e-mails do
you send a week? 3. How many hours a day do you
usually surf the Net? 4. How high is the Empire State
Building? 5. How old are students when they leave
secondary school? 6. How far is the station from the
hotel? 7. How often do you go on holiday? 8. When
does your flight arrive?
B. 1. They are in a boat on the river Thames. 2. There are
three flower pots on the window sill. 3. They are watching TV in the sitting room. 4. Mr Smith often plays with
his dog in the courtyard. 5. He is carrying his baby on his
shoulders. 6. He is parking his car in the main street.
7. It takes a few minutes from here to the station.
Risposta 1b; 2e; 3g; 4d; 5f; 6c; 7a
C. 1. Kaye is coming home late today. 2. Eric is at work.
3. Correct. 4. The exercise is on page 22. 5. Correct.
6. It takes a short time from here to the airport.
7. Elaine lives on the second floor. 8. Correct. 9. She
lives on a farm not far from the town. 10. Correct.
D. 1. A: Are you from Milan? B: No, I live in Milan but I
am from Verona. A: Where are you going now? B: I’m
going home.
2. A: What’s your address? B: I live at 34, East 23rd
Street, San Diego. A: Is it in Mexico? B: No, it’s in
California on the border with Mexico.
3. A: What are you doing next weekend? B: We are
staying at home, some friends are coming from Rome.
4. A: Excuse me, where is the post office, please? B: Go
straight to the end of the road, it’s right on the corner
5. A: Where do you work? B: I work at the Bank of
England, I’m a secretary. How about you? A: I’m a
clerk. I work at the post office near the supermarket.
B: How do you go to work? A: By bus. B: Let’s meet
at the bus stop then after work.
6. A: Where’s the milk, Mary? B: It’s in the fridge! A: No,
it’s not there. B: Oh, sorry, it’s in the cupboard. A: Thanks.
And where are the cereals? B: They are on the shelf, I
think. A: Great! Let’s have some breakfast then.
E. 1. They’re playing football in the street. 2. I’m staying
at home. 3. It’s at 20, Lincoln Street. 4. They’re on the
table in the kitchen. 5. I’m going home. 6. She lives in
Portsmouth in the south of England.
F. 1. My aunt teaches modern languages at university.
2. How do I get from here to the station? 3. I often see
Barbara at the bus stop. 4. They never arrive at school
on time. 5. What time do you get back home from
school? 6. Are you coming to my birthday party next
Saturday? 7. She likes lying in the sun on the beach.
8. When I am on the plane I sit next to the window.
G. 1. Your keys are on the table. 2. He often takes his dog
to the park. 3. Is the dictionary on the shelf? 4. Bananas
don’t grow in Italy. 5. Are you at work now? 6. The cat
is sleeping on the rug. 7. The biscuits are in the cupboard. 8. Are you going to the supermarket now?
9. What time are you arriving in Rome? 10. They live in
Dublin at 30, Carl Road.
A. 1. Who are you staying with? 2. Where is your car?
3. Which T-shirt do you like? 4. How is she feeling
now? 5. When does your sister call her boyfriend?
6. How much is the cheque for? 7. How often does
Tony go to the gym?
B. 1. They are at station waiting for the train. 2. He works
in a bank in the city centre. 3. The lamp is on the table
next to the TV. 4. There are two people in the picture.
5. There are giving a big party at the King’s Pub next
Saturday. 6. My cat is sleeping on my lap. 7. Mary lives
in China. 8. There’s your notebook, on the desk.
9. The store is on the corner of the street. 10. My parents always work in the garden on Sundays.
C. 1. In winter we go to the Dolomites. 2. He is from
Naples. 3. Correct. 4. Every weekend they drive to the
seaside. 5. Correct. 6. He works at the hospital. 7. We
always go to a restaurant on my birthday. 8. I like staying in bed all Sunday morning. 9. Correct. 10. What
are you doing at the weekend?
D. 1. Where is the London Eye situated? 2. What is it the
symbol of? 3. How high is it? 4. How much does it
weigh? 5. How many pods has it got? 6. How many
people can each pod carry? 7. How long is a ride?
8. What does the ride offer? 9. How far can you see on
a clear day? 10. Where do most visitors come from?
E. 1. I usually drink a glass of milk in the morning. 2. Our
course is on Tuesdays and Fridays. 3. Mary never goes
out at night. 4. We are always on time for school. 5. It
is very cold here in winter. 6. We often have a meal out
on my birthday. 7. I like getting up at dawn. 8. I always
go to visit my cousins in summer.
F. Once you are in Britain remember that shopping
times and places are not the same as in your country.
In Britain you don’t find kiosks where you buy newspapers or magazines. If you want to buy them, look for
newsagents’. In these shops they sell cigarettes and
sometimes food. Nowadays you can also find these
things at petrol stations. A large number of shops are
open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are closed on
Sundays. In big cities some supermarkets and petrol
stations stay open late in the evening and also at night.
Post-offices open from 9 o’clock to 5 p.m. every day
except Saturdays. You can also buy stamps for your
postcards at the newsagent’s, the supermarket and
the petrol station.
G. 1. What are they talking about? 2. Do you like that
T-shirt? Which one? 3. Who is coming with me this afternoon? 4. Who are you spending the summer holidays
with? 5. How far is your house from the city centre?
6. How long does it take you to get to the bus stop?
7. How many people are coming to your party? 8. How
often do you go to the cinema? Once a month.
Hazel: Hi, Anne, it’s Hazel. I’m finally here!
Anne: Where exactly are you?
Hazel: Here in London with John.
Anne: In London, England? I don’t believe it!
Hazel: We arrived at 6 o’clock this evening at
Heathrow airport and now we’re at the hotel.
Anne: Which hotel?
Hazel: The one on the corner of Kensington Road and
Elizabeth Street.
Anne: Oh, yes, I know the one you’re talking about. It’s
near here. I’m at work right now but I can meet you in
half an hour. How are you feeling after the long journey?
Hazel: We’re fine at the moment but it’s a bit cold in
Europe in winter.
Anne: Of course it’s cold for you. Australians are all sitting in the sun in December. You’re just in time for
Hazel: Yeah. Christmas in England and New Year in
Scotland. We’re going to Edinburgh at the end of the
month to have parties and celebrations in the streets of
the city where I was born.
Anne: That’s a great idea! Edinburgh is famous for its
New Year celebrations. But first you must come to my
house for a party on Christmas Eve and for the traditional turkey lunch on Christmas Day.
Hazel: Thanks a million. I love turkey. Well, see you in
the hotel lounge in half an hour. Bye.
Anne: Bye.
1F (Hazel and John are at the hotel); 2T; 3T; 4F (On
New Year’s Eve there are celebrations in the streets of
Edinburgh); 5T; 6T; 7F (Anne is meeting Hazel at the
hotel); 8T; 9F (Hazel and John are staying in London for
Christmas); 10T
I. 1. He’s going to Washington. 2. Liz is. 3. They are
visiting old school friends. 4. They are leaving next
week. 5. Liz does. 6. 3 months. 7. There are 50 states
in the USA. 8. Washington DC. 9. Because he needs a
holiday. 10. He loves Liz.
A. 1. Is that cat yours? 2. That car isn’t ours. 3. This new
IPod is mine. 4. Is that school hers? 5. Those boots
aren’t his. 6. This old house is theirs. 7. This jacket is
mine, hers is red. 8. That seat is yours, sir.
B. 1. hers; 2. theirs; 3. yours; 4. his; 5. yours; 6. ours;
7. ours; 8. hers
C. 1. Mine; 2. ours; 3. yours; 4. hers; 5. his; 6. Mine;
7. ours; 8. hers
D. 1. The CDs are ours, but the Mp3 and the stereo are
yours. 2. This bike is mine, it’s a birthday present from
my parents. 3. Excuse me, are these sandwiches yours?
No, they are theirs. 4. This document is yours, madam.
5. Helen is a very absent-minded girl, this mobile phone
is hers! 6. Our tour leader is a woman, theirs is a man!
7. Isn’t that his moped? Yes, it’s his. 8. My grandparents
are American, that flight from Boston is theirs.
A. 1b; 2a; 3b; 4b; 5c; 6a; 7a; 8c; 9a
B. 1. My sister’s husband/My husband’s sister. 2. The
children’s house. 3. St. James’s Palace’s State rooms.
4. John and Anne’s parents/Anne and John’s parents.
5. My cousin’s name is Charles. 6. General Napoleon’s
army. 7. The door of the house. 8. My parents’ jobs.
9. The roof the car.
C. 1. GS, GS, HAS; 2. HAS, IS; 3. IS, IS, GS; 4. GS, IS,
GS; 5. IS, GS, IS; 6. GS, HAS
December. 6. It’s 22nd November. 7. It’s on 15th
August. 8. It’s on 25th April. 9. It’s on 11th September.
10. It’s on the 1st May.
B. 1. Our hotel is in front of the sea. It’s a big, comfortable
hotel, suitable for meetings and conferences. Our summer season is from the twenty-fifth of April to the
twentieth of September. From the first to the eighth
of May a very important international meeting on surgery will take place in our conference rooms. In May we
offer a special week at half price, from the tenth to the
eighteenth. As June is the best month for weddings
our hotel offers special prices for newly weds from the
first to the twenty-fifth.
High season goes from the twenty-sixth of June to
the thirty-first of August. In September a large number of dancers from all over the country will come here
for a meeting from the third to the fifteenth. We
close for holidays (!!!) from the second of October to
the twentieth of December.
C. 1. The shop of second-hand articles is on the corner of
the street. 2. It’s important to have a sixth sense in
business. 3. A penny is a hundredth of a pound. 4. It’s
a third-class product but it’s cheap. 5. In my car there
is a very old fifth wheel. 6. “Twelfth Night” is a famous
play by Shakespeare.
D. 1. Mary’s niece is Pat, her nephew is Phil. 2. George
is Mary’s husband. 3. John and Helen’s children are
Phil and Pat. 4. Helen is Mary’s sister and John’s wife.
5. Mary and Helen are Mike and Louise’s daughters.
6. John is Mary’s brother-in-law. 7. Jean and Joe are Phil
and Pat’s cousins. 8. Helen is George’s sister-in-law.
E. 1. Who’s George? 2. They are John and Helen’s children. 3. They are Helen and Mary’s parents. 4. Is Phil
Pat’s husband? 5. Whose nephew is Phil?/Who is Phil?
6. Is Jean Mary’s daughter? 7. Who’s John’s wife? His
wife is Helen. 8. Who’s Mary’s sister?
F. 1. We visited Macy’s yesterday. 2. You can buy films at
the chemist’s in England. 3. Why don’t you reserve a
table at Vasco’s? 4. No, it isn’t mine, it’s Eric’s. 5. At
present he is in St. George’s.
G. 1. The pony tail; 2. The school computers; 3. The
kitchen table; 4. A week’s holiday; 5. Yesterday’s “Daily
Sun”; 6. The hotel reservation; 7. The police report;
8. Tennis shoes
H. 1. It’s the boy’s toy. 2. It’s Steve’s younger sister. 3. My
picture is on the album cover. 4. It’s our cousins’
house. 5. It’s cat food. 6. What is that bus number?
7. Jane is John’s sister. 8. It’s a girls’ college.
2. Paul never has lunch at home on weekdays. 3. Does
Mrs Smith have a computer? Yes, she does. 4. Do you
have a minute for me? 5. My father always has a nap
after lunch. 6. I don’t have much to do today so I’m
going for a walk. 7. Do they have a garden? No, they
don’t. 8. The hotel is very good, but it doesn’t have a
convenient parking area.
B. 1e; 2g; 3d; 4h; 5a; 6f; 7b; 8c
C. 1. Do you have a nap after lunch? Yes, I do. 2. This
month I’m not having eggs and bacon for breakfast.
3. I always have a look at shop windows before buying. 4. Why aren’t you having a party for your birthday next week? 5. It’s sunny today, I am having a
walk along the river. 6. Tomorrow we’re having a
short drive in my father’s car to the new sports centre. 7. What time do you usually have a break?
8. I’m having a shower at the moment. 9. After
studying I usually meet my friends and have a chat
with them.
I. 1. Whose dog is that? Is it yours? No, it’s my sister’s.
A. 1. Who do you speak to every day? 2. Who’s making
2. The garage of our house is full of odds and ends.
3. My brother’s new motorbike is Japanese, but I prefer
Italian motorbikes. 4. Tomorrow I’m buying the new
Oasis CD. It’s my cousin’s birthday present. 5. The
evening programme is interesting, the organizer is the
president of the golf club/the golf club president. 6. In
today’s newspaper there aren’t any TV programmes.
B. 1. The children’s bedroom is very untidy. 2. Corsica’s
A. 1. Risposta libera. 2. Risposta soggettiva. 3. It’s on
14th February. 4. Risposta soggettiva. 5. It’s on 25th
A. 1. How many children do they have? They have three.
that noise? 3. Whose car is this? 4. Who’s your swimming instructor? 5. Whose is this glass of wine?
6. Who does she play tennis with on Tuesdays?
beaches are crowded in summer. 3. Today’s newspaper
is full of bad news. 4. My cat’s tail is very long.
5. Saint Mary’s church is near my house. 6. Men’s suits
are expensive. 7. This week’s TV programmes are boring.
C. 1. Max always has a shower after he plays football.
2. Sam and I have a walk in the park after breakfast.
3. We’re having a party at my house next Saturday
to celebrate my 18th birthday. 4. I always have a
good time when I visit my aunt in Canada. 5. In
Spain people never have dinner before 10p.m. 6. My
grandfather gets up early but he always has a nap in
the afternoon. 7. She’s having a chat to a friend on
the phone. 8. I never have breakfast on Sunday
mornings because I get up too late.
D. 1. It’s Friday 13th; 2. Paula’s and Terry’s boyfriend’s;
3. She’s twenty-five; 4. At Harry’s Bar; 5. On the third
floor of the mega record store; 6. The Black Cat;
7. Paula’s special friend; 8. Teresa; 9. Terry’s father’s
family; 10. It’s Terry’s; 11. It’s Paula’s
1. A: It’s Danny’s birthday on 17th March. B: Oh,
that’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Is he Irish?
2. A: I’m going to Edinburgh on 31st December.
B: Lucky you, there are fantastic New Year’s Eve parties there.
3. A: I hope it doesn’t rain in the second half of June
this year. B: Why not? A: Because I have tickets for the
Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
4. A: What do you do on 25th December?
B: Christmas Day? I always listen to the Queen’s
Christmas Speech at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
5. A: My favourite flower is the daffodil. B: That’s the
emblem of Wales, you know. You can see it on people’s jackets on Saint David’s Day. A: When’s that?
B: It’s on March 1st.
6. A: Look at this romantic Valentine card. B: Who’s it
from? A: I don’t know. On February 14th you can have
secret admirers.
7. A: Why are all these candles and masks on the
table? B: The children are preparing for their
Halloween party tonight. A: Oh yes. It’s 31st October.
A night full of ghosts and witches.
8. A: Hey Mum. You’ve got a strange animal in your
hair. B: Help! What is it? A: It’s an animal that appears
on 1st April. B: Take it away! A: It’s April Fool’s Day
mum. Ha ha
Risposta 1h; 2g; 3e; 4b; 5c; 6a; 7d; 8f
SCHEDE 14-25
A. 1. What does Rosanne usually have for lunch? 2. What
does Mike do at the weekend? 3. Do you play ice
hockey in winter? 4. What is your brother’s name?
5. We never have an early dinner on Sundays.
B. 1. in; 2. from, to; 3. to; 4. on; 5. in; 6. at; 7. on; 8. at;
9. on, on
C. 1. His; 2. mine; 3. theirs; 4. hers; 5. his; 6. ours
D. 1. Are the candidates’ names Arthur and Owen?
2. The teachers’ staffroom is very small. 3. The roof of
the house is very old. 4. My sister’s boyfriend is an
artist. 5. Where is the director’s office? 6. The name of
the church is St Mary’s.
E. Jane: What does your sister do?
Paul: My sister? She’s a heart surgeon.
Jane: Where does she work?
Paul: In Sydney, in Saint John’s Hospital.
Jane: Where does she live?
Paul: She’s lucky because she lives right near the harbour.
Jane: How does she go to work?
Paul: She goes to work by ferry.
Jane: How often do you see her?
Paul: I see her only once a year.
Jane: Do you ever go to Sydney?
Paul: No, never. She always comes over here to
Jane: When does she come?
Paul: She comes in July when it’s winter in Australia.
Jane: How much does the plane ticket cost?
Paul: The plane ticket costs about £1,000.
F. 1. Who is calling the electrician? 2. Where do you go?
3. Whose car do you drive? 4. Who are you waiting
for? 5. What is happening right now?
G. 1. What does he do? 2. How often do you go to the
barber’s? 3. Excuse me, but you are standing on my
foot. 4. I’m studying. 5. She is having a shower. 6.
Why are you sitting in your study? 7. Brian always has
a good time in Greece every summer. 8. They aren’t
working at the moment. 9. I’m writing to you from
my hotel in the centre of Lisbon. 10. My cousin doesn’t smoke.
H. 1. That’s not her car. Hers is big. 2. That’s not his bicycle. His is blue. 3. That’s not their house. Theirs is modern. 4. That’s not your handbag. Yours is on the sofa.
5. That’s not my cup of tea. Mine is with milk. 6. Those
are not his books. His are on the chair. 7. Those are not
her gloves. Hers are black.
I. 1. He’s reading last week’s magazine. 2. Sue’s and
Tom’s mothers are at home. 3. The girls’ books are
on their desks. 4. Can I have Paul’s dictionary, please?
5. Anne and Jane’s mother is in Copenhagen.
6. Henry’s mobile phone is on the kitchen table. 7. The
men’s canoe race is at 2p.m. 8. It’s Maggie’s computer, not Jill’s.
A. 1. She doesn’t mind cleaning her bedroom. 2. She
hates taking the rubbish out. 3. She enjoys doing the
washing up. 4. She loves taking the dog out for a walk.
5. She likes laying the table. 6. She doesn’t like cooking. 7. She hates making her brother’s bed. 8. She
likes going shopping.
B. 1. Paul loves listening to rock music while John hates
modern music. 2. John prefers watching football on TV
while Paul likes playing football with his team. 3. John
doesn’t mind helping his father in the garden while Paul
doesn’t like gardening. 4. Paul loves riding his mountain bike while John likes riding his bike. 5. They both
love visiting their grandparents at the weekend. 6. Paul
likes eating hamburgers while John loves eating
healthy food. 7. John loves reading books, especially
thrillers while Paul doesn’t like reading books, he likes
reading magazines. 8. John enjoys learning foreign languages while Paul hates studying.
C. 1. watching; 2. cooking, going; 3. listening; 4. having,
belonging; 5. talking, speaking; 6. cleaning; 7. eating,
spending; 8. organizing; 9. Sailing; 10. jogging
D. 1. We like dancing at the weekend. We often go out on
Saturday evening. 2. My parents hate travelling abroad.
They prefer visiting their country. 3. English people don’t
mind queueing. They are very polite. 4. Sheila doesn’t
like working with her brother. She is looking for another
job. 5. My grandmother loves writing letters. She doesn’t like phoning. 6. Those American girls like learning
Italian. They don’t mind studying in the evening. 7. Paul
hates using the computer. He has to use it in his office.
8. Italians don’t mind spending long hours in restaurants. They love eating out.
E. 1. Mick hates/doesn’t like doing his homework. 2. He
doesn’t like studying at all. 3. Mick loves/prefers
playing football and volleyball. 4. He doesn’t like
walking in the park with Tracy. 5. He loves listening
to music, especially rock, pop and hip-hop. 6. Mick
doesn’t like staying at home with his family. 7. He
hates swimming.
F. 1. doing, cooking; 2. to stay; 3. going, to have dinner;
night. 8. I like reading the New York Times online. 9. I
am interested in football. 10. I don’t like speaking
French. 11. I love Chinese food. 12. I don’t like cats.
C. 1. What do you usually have for breakfast? 2. Is Anne
at home today? No, she’s at work. 3. Why is the school
closed? 4. I like reading in bed before sleeping. 5. What
time do you usually start work in the morning? 6. I love
skiing but I am not very good at it.
4. walking; 5. working; 6. talking, doing; 7. Climbing
G. Risposte soggettive
H. 1. Helen doesn’t want to follow her mother’s advice,
she prefers doing what she wants. 2. My friends like
going to the disco every Saturday night, on the contrary, I hate dancing and being/staying in crowded
places. 3. I prefer not to go out today, it’s very cold and
I have a headache. 4. Cooking is relaxing for Mary but
she doesn’t like tidying up the kitchen. 5. Do you mind
coming tomorrow? My wife isn’t very well this evening.
6. Paul loves driving at night, he likes relaxing and
listening to music. 7. Students don’t mind going to bed
late in the evening, but they don’t like getting up early
in the morning. 8. Paul and Bob love working with
computers, they are very good at it.
A. 1f; 2c; 3d; 4a; 5h; 6b; 7g; 8e
B. 1. him; 2. it; 3. them; 4. her; 5. him; 6. us; 7. me; 8. you
C. 1. him; 2. them; 3. us; 4. you; 5. me; 6. her; 7. them;
8. him
D. 1. it; 2. them; 3. him; 4. us; 5. you; 6. her; 7. it; 8. it
E. 1. I always call her after lunch. 2. Can you see them?
They’re famous footballers, they’re interviewing them.
3. She loves him very much. She’s marrying him in July
and they’re inviting us to the wedding. 4. They always
listen to us carefully, but they don’t understand Italian
very well. 5. I often give him some coins for the car
park. 6. These stamps are rare and valuable, we keep
them in the safe
A. 1. The English people I know eat a lot of Italian
pasta. (senso specifico – articolo sì / senso generale –
articolo no) 2. My favourite subject at school is history. (materie di studio – articolo no) 3. I go to the gym
three times a week. (luoghi per il tempo libero – articolo si) 4. What do you like watching on TV? (televisione
– articolo no) 5. I never have lunch before 2 p.m. (nomi
di pasti – articolo no) 6. The university is only 10 minutes’ walk from here. (edificio – articolo sì) 7. When
are the Smiths moving to London? (cognomi al plurale – articolo sì) 8. They are taking him to hospital
because he’s seriously ill. (funzione – articolo no) 9.
Can you go to the baker’s now? (negozio, – articolo
si) 10. Prince William is Queen Elizabeth’s grandson. (titolo – articolo no)
A. 1. The Rocky Mountains are in the west of the USA. 2.
The central area of America is crossed by the
Mississippi, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers. 3.
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands in
Central America. 4. In Australia tourists can admire
beautiful landscapes that vary from tropical jungles to
arid deserts. 5. The Gulf Stream reaches the British
Isles after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. 6. The
United Kingdom comprises England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. 7. The Seychelles are a
group of islands in the Indian Ocean. 8. France and
Britain are separated by the Channel. 9. The Thames
rises in the Cotswolds hills and flows into the North
Sea. 10. The Hawaiian islands are in the middle of the
Pacific Ocean.
B. Italy is situated in the Mediterranean sea, it borders
with France in the north-west, Switzerland and Austria
in the north and Slovenia in the north-east. The peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian
Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian
Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic
Sea in the east.
Italian is the language of the majority of the population
but there are minorities speaking German, French,
Slovene and Ladin. The landscape in Italy is varied and
is characterized by two mountain chains: the Alps and
the Apennines.
At the foot of the Alps there is the Padana Plain, an
extensive flat area crossed by the river Po.
The Alpine hills are rich in beautiful large lakes, Lake
Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda. The range of
the Apennines is the backbone of the peninsula, Gran
Sasso is the highest peak. Central Italy consists mainly of green hills and is crossed by the River Arno and
the River Tiber. The principal islands of Italy are Sicily
and Sardinia. The main archipelagos in central Italy are
the Tremiti islands in the Adriatic Sea, the Tuscan
Archipelago, the Pontine Islands, the Aeolian Islands
and the Egadi Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the
coast of Sicily.
C. 1. We are arriving at Victoria Station at 5 in the afternoon. 2. The Netherlands is playing against Italy for the
European Championship. 3. Tower Bridge, the symbol
of London, is over the river Thames. 4. In the United
Kingdom there’s England, Wales, Scotland, and
Northern Ireland.
B. Possibili risposte
1. I am not interested in soap operas. 2. I like driving
sports cars. 3. I don’t mind British weather. 4. Spanish
people like staying out at night in summer. 5. I hate flying from Fiumicino airport. It’s too crowded. 6. I love
thrillers. 7. I don’t like Termini station. It isn’t safe at
A. 1. Woud you like some crisps? No, thanks. 2. Would
you like a cup of tea? Yes, please. 3. Would you like an
ice-cream? Yes, please. 4. Would you like a sandwich?
No, thanks. 5. Would you like some Coke? Yes, please.
6. Would you like some fruit? No, thanks.7. Would you
like a piece of cake? Yes, please. 8. Would you like a
sweet? No, thanks.
B. 1. Would you like to come to John’s party with me on
sunday? Yes, I’d love to, I love parties. 2. Would you
like to have a picnic on the hill on Tuesday? I’d love to
but I’m going to the seaside. 3. Would you like to go
swimming next Friday? That’s very kind of you but I
can’t. I have a language course. 4. Would you like to
see a tennis match on Saturday? Oh, that’s sounds
lovely! I adore tennis. 5. Would you like to have a meal
at the Chinese restaurant next Sunday evening? Sorry
but I’m meeting a friend in town. 6. Would you like to
go to an art exhibition on Wednesday? Yes, I’d love to,
that’s great! 7. Would you like to go to a disco on Friday
night? I’d love to but I’m going to a birthday party.
C. Possibili risposte
1. Would you like to come to the concert with me next
Saturday, Mary? I’d love to, but I can’t, I have an exam
the following morning. 2. Would you like to come to
dinner next Saturday, Mr Robertson? Yes, that’s very
kind of you, you’re an excellent cook. 3. I’m going to
London with my family next month, we are staying for
four days. Would you like/Do you want to come with us
Paul? That’s very kind of you but some relatives from
Australia are arriving. 4. Hi Margaret, I have a new CD
by Coldplay. Would you like/do you want to listen to it
with me? Yes, I’d love to, I’m fond of Coldplay. 5. Jake,
would you like/do you want to come and have a pizza
with me and my friends this evening? I’d love to but I
have an appointment with my friends at nine. 6. Mum,
there’s an interesting play at the theatre tonight, would
you like/do you want to go? Oh yes, I’d love to.
D. 1. Daisy would like to have a lot of sweets and chocolates. 2. Paul and Jane would like to have a baby. 3. Mr
Grehold would like to have a lift in his home. 4. Robert
would like to get good marks at school. 5. Margaret
would like to receive a diamond ring. 6. They would like
to win the World Championship. 7. John would like a
new car.
A. 1.a. What do you usually have for breakfast in the
morning? (senso generale) b. The breakfast they serve
here is very nutritious. (senso specifico) 2.a. Why is the
school closed? (edificio) b. British students don’t go to
school on Saturdays. (funzione) 3.a. I like reading in
bed before sleeping. (caso particolare) b. They’re on
the bed. (caso particolare) 4.a. The panda is in danger
of extinction. (genere) b. Pandas are in danger of
extinction. (senso generale) 5.a. I go to church every
Sunday morning. (funzione) b. How can I get to the
church in the city centre? (edificio) 6.a. German people
come to Italy every summer. (senso generale) b. The
German people I know come to Italy every summer.
(senso specifico) 7.a. Buckingham Palace is the residence of Queen Elizabeth II. (titolo nobiliare seguito da
nome) b. Have you visited the palace where the
Queen lives? (titolo senza nome)
B. 1. One law for the rich and another for the poor.
2. Home is where the heart is. 3. The good die young.
4. Art is long and life is short. 5. The early bird catches the worm. 6. Speech is silver but silence is golden.
7. Love makes the world go round. 8. It is the last
straw that breaks the camel’s back. 9. Knowledge is
power. 10. The best things in life are free.
like to go for a drive? 5. Do you like small dogs?
6. Do you like going to the theatre? 7. Would you
like a piece of cake? 8. Do you like Indian food?
Ruth: Luke, Luke. It’s dinner time. Come on! You know
I hate eating cold fish.
Luke: Ok, just a minute. I’m on the Internet right now
doing some research on fish.
Ruth: Are you catching them in the Net?
Luke: Ha ha, very funny. Would you like to see what
I’m reading? It’s fascinating.
Ruth: No, thanks. I’m hungry and I want to have dinner if you don’t mind.
Luke: All right, I’m coming.
Ruth: Would you like some white wine?
Luke: Yes, please. The German one. It’s the best.
(Ten minutes later at dinner)
Ruth: The dinner’s cold and the wine is hot. It’s the
same story every evening, you never have time for me.
I don’t want to have an argument this evening but I
want to know if you love me or your computer.
Luke: Don’t be silly. Of course I love you. Why don’t
we have a short break and go away tomorrow? I
know the perfect place.
Ruth: Hmm. And what’s the name of this perfect
place? Is it romantic?
Luke: Not exactly, but it’s full of mystery and history.
It’s all about fish.
Ruth: Fish? I love eating fish but I don’t like fishing.
Luke: Don’t worry. It’s about the code-name “fish”. It’s
all part of the secret history of the Second World War
in Bletchley Park. It’s only about forty minutes from
London by train.
Ruth: Oh yes, very romantic! (sarcastic).
Luke: We can have a walk round the park and look at
the museums and the maritime display. There’s also
an old cinema and there are places to eat.
Ruth: Good, we can finally have lunch in peace without your computer. What museums are there?
Luke: Well, there’s a very interesting museum… uhm,
er… showing the first modern day computer.
Ruth: Well, well, well. What a surprise!
D.2. 1c; 2a; 3b; 4c; 5b; 6a; 7b
A. 1. Don’t buy; 2. Listen; 3. Open; 4. Don’t wake;
5. Take; 6. Be; 7. Don’t stop; 8. Ring
B. 1. Let’s read; 2. Let’s not tell; 3. Let’s use; 4. Let’s not
use; 5. Let’s go, 6. Let’s go; 7. Let’s keep on; 8. Let’s
C. 1. Let’s sing; 2. Don’t cross; 3. Don’t be; 4. Let’s sit;
5. Let’s have lunch; 6. Don’t invite; 7. Don’t shout;
8. Let’s have
D. 1. Don’t park here. 2. Don’t iron. 3. Insert the coins.
4. Put the rubbish in the bin. 5. Press the button.
6. Turn right. 7. Don’t use the lift. 8. Don’t wash in the
washing machine.
C. 1. Do you like classical music? 2. Do you like travel-
A. 1. Where were you born? Me? I was born in the USA.
ling? 3. Would you like a cup of tea? 4. Would you
2. Were the Beatles from Manchester? No, they were
not, they were from Liverpool. 3. Was the American
Revolution in the 18th century? Yes, it was. 4. What
was the weather like at the seaside? It was hot and
dry. 5. Were you and your friends at Barbara’s birthday
party? No, we weren’t. 6. The boys were hot and hungry after the race. 7. We weren’t at home yesterday.
Where were you then? We were at the gym.
8. There were lots of people at the Umbria Jazz festival.
A. 1. They bought a new house in the south of London
USA. 2. Life was very hard in the past, but now it’s
complex and stressful. 3. Today it’s sunny and warm
but yesterday it was cold and rainy. 4. Who was the
first man on the moon? Neil Armstrong. 5. There was
a heavy storm here last night. I was frightened. 6. What
was your holiday like? Wonderful! We were in a fantastic spa village. 7. Where were you yesterday? I was at
the cinema with my friends.
last month. 2. Did your cousin arrive in time for the
8:30 train? 3. She did not meet her friends yesterday.
4. Richard took a lot of pictures on his holiday last
summer. 5. What did you get for your birthday?
6. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 7. My
sister didn’t buy the T-shirt because it was expensive.
8. Why didn’t Paul and Anne come to your party?
9. How long did it take you to finish the English exercise? 10. Anne went to the swimming pool three times
a week last year.
C. 1. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon
B. Yesterday morning I woke up and looked at the
in the south of England. 2. The hotel was cheap and
there wasn’t air conditioning in the rooms. 3. Weren’t
you in England last summer? No, we were in Ireland.
4. There were many victims among the population during World War II. 5. On Independence Day, 4th July
1776, there were thirteen colonies. 6. Were there forms
of life 10,000 years ago? 7. We weren’t at home yesterday, we were out all day. In the evening we were very
tired. 8. Once upon a time there was a little girl whose
name was Little Red Riding Hood.
clock. It was 9 a.m. and I was late for work. I jumped
out of bed, ran into the bathroom, took off my pyjamas and had a shower. I put my clothes on and
brushed my hair. I did not make my bed and hurried downstairs. I did not have breakfast as usual, I
only drank some coffee and ate a biscuit. After that I
took my coat and left the house. Right then I met the
newspaper boy, who gave me my Sunday newspaper. I suddenly realized it was Sunday and I did not
have to go to work!
B. 1. George Washington was the first president of the
A. In the 1980s my brother Mike and I lived in a small flat
in London. I studied at university. Mike attended guitar lessons in the morning, worked as a waiter in a
pub at weekends and also played in a football team.
He wanted to become a guitar player. After leaving
school I looked for a job as a teacher and luckily I
started to work quite soon in a private school. Mike
stopped playing football as well as attending music
lessons and decided to change his life and have some
adventurous experiences. He travelled around the
world and when he arrived in Australia he stayed with
our cousin Robert, who introduced him to Mary, the
Australian girl that he married a few months later.
B. Last year I spent ten days in New York with my best
friend. We flew from Rome at the end of June. It was
a very pleasant holiday; we did a lot of interesting
things and also made some new friends. Every morning we had a huge breakfast at the hotel, then we
went out to discover the town. On our first day we
saw Midtown and Upper Manhattan. During the following days we chose to go on a guided tour in Lower
Manhattan. When we were at Ground Zero the guide
told us some sad stories about the tragedy of
September 11, 2001. We also took the boat to Liberty
Island. There we met some young Japanese tourists,
who spoke excellent English. On Ellis Island we heard
some facts about the history of immigration to the USA
from our guide. There we wrote some postcards and
bought souvenirs for our families and friends.
C. 1. I understood everything when he spoke in English to
me last night. 2. I called Anne because I wanted to
invite her to dinner but she was busy. 3. When the
police arrived they caught the burglar. 4. They thought
we were Spanish so they made paella for us. 5. Mary
studied for three hours and then she lay on the sofa to
relax. 6. It was nearly lunchtime so we laid the table.
7. We travelled all over the world and visited Italy too.
8. In July 2006 Italy won its fourth World Cup.
C. 1c; 2g; 3i; 4a; 5d; 6b; 7h; 8f; 9e
D. 1. What did Mrs Smith buy? Who did she buy it for?
2. Who did Sue take to work this morning? Why did
she take her son to work? Where did she take him?
3. Where did Paul spend his holidays last summer?
Who did he go there with? How often did he go dancing? 4. When did he direct “The birds”? Where did
A. Hitchcock direct the film?
E. 1. Where were you yesterday morning? 2. When did
you last travel by train? 3. Where did you stay for your
holidays? 4. What time did you go to bed last night?
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 6. Did
you have lunch at home yesterday? 7. Did
Shakespeare write “Romeo and Juliet”? 8. When did
C. Columbus discover America?
Risposte soggettive
F. 1. Q: How long did you study yesterday? A: I studied
for two hours. 2. Q: Did you play tennis last Saturday?
A: Yes, I played in the afternoon. 3. Q: Did you watch
TV last night? A: Yes, I saw a film. 4. Q: Did your aunt
from Rome come to your birthday party? A: Yes, she
came by train on Saturday night. 5. Q: Why didn’t Paul
go to school? A: Because he was ill.
G. 1. When did the Pilgrims leave England? 2. Why did
they leave their country? 3. Which port did they sail
from? 4. What was the name of the ship? 5. How many
men were there? 6. How long did the voyage take?
7. Why were the Pilgrims afraid of native American
Indians? 8. What was the first winter like? 9. How
many people survived the first winter? 10. What did
Squanto teach the Pilgrims? 11. What was the harvest
like the following October? 12. What did the Pilgrims
celebrate together with the Indians? 13. When did
Thanksgiving Day become a national holiday? 14. Who
decided to celebrate it?
H. A: Did you have a nice holiday?
B: Yes, I had a great time.
A: Where did you go?
B: To Edinburgh.
A: What did you do there?
B: I visited the castle, the museum of Scotland and the
new Parliament.
A: Did you go out in the evening?
B: Yes, I went to the pub twice.
A: Did you stay in a hotel?
B: Yes it was very good, right in the heart of the city.
A: Did you eat well?
B: Yes, I tasted typical Scottish dishes.
A: How long did you stay?
B: A week.
A: What was the weather like?
B: It was cold and it rained all week long.
A. 1. Sue and Mark were having a drink at the hotel coffee bar. 2. While Anne was buying some postcards,
her husband Alfred was reading the newspaper outside the gift shop. 3. Eric, Andrew, Barbara and Susan
were playing volleyball on the beach. 4. Cathy and
Ryan were sailing. 5. Mary was sunbathing on the
beach. 6. Mary’s two children were building a sandcastle near the sea. 7. While Paul was swimming in
the hotel swimming pool, his wife Carol was having a
B. 1. I was watching a TV programme. 2. My husband
bours were leaving their flats, the criminal was
climbing up the balconies and trying to escape by
jumping from the top of the building. While the helicopter was landing on the roof of the building, the
police ordered him to surrender. When he reached the
top, the police caught him immediately. Luckily most
of the people who lived there were not in. They were
spending their holidays away from home.
G. 1. While we were visiting the British Museum, we met
two Italian friends. 2. I cut my finger while I was opening a can of Coke. 3. While I was doing my homework,
my dog was sleeping next to me. 4. What were you
doing when I called you? I was working in the garden.
5. When did you meet him? Yesterday, he was buying
a present for Maria. 6. When I arrived at the party, they
were all dancing.
A. 1. I can’t go anywhere after dinner, she allows me to
go somewhere near here on Saturday afternoons only.
2. I can hardly buy anything for myself. 3. Nobody/No
one wants to come to my house. 4. I can never phone
anybody/anyone. 5. She never says anything kind to
me. 6. Everything I do is wrong and she follows me
everywhere. 7. She always finds something to criticize. Nothing I do is right. 8. Everyone/Everybody
feels sorry for me and hopes that something nice will
happen in my life.
and I were going back home. 3. I was finishing my
homework. 4. I was cooking dinner. 5. We were driving
to our grandparents’. 6. I was flying to New York with
my boss. 7. We were having a birthday party at home.
B.1. 1. Nowhere. 2. Nothing. 3. Nobody/No one. 4. No-
C. 1. Were David and Trevor playing football? No, they
B.2. 1. I didn’t go anywhere. 2. I didn’t do anything. 3. I
were eating chips. 2. Was Mary sitting in the grass?
No, she was laying the table. 3. Were the little brothers,
Paul and Andrew, playing football? No, they were quarrelling about the ball. 4. Was Bob helping Mary with the
lunch? No, he was reading the newspaper. 5. Was
Helen helping her mother Mary? No, she was listening
to music lying on the grass. 6. Was Silvia listening to
music too? No, she was taking photos of squirrels.
7. Were Carol and Steve running? No, they were riding
their bikes through the woods. 8. Were Martin and Anne
relaxing on the grass? No, they were having a walk.
D. 1. What was Mary doing when the electricity went off?
Who was she writing an e-mail to? Where was she
writing the e-mail? 2. When did your brother meet
Susan? What was he doing? Where was he spending
his holidays? 3. When did the three English girls come?
How long did they stay in your class? What were they
studying for?
E. 1. When we arrived at the supermarket it was closing. 2. Mum was still cleaning the house when our
guests arrived. 3. When I met her she was taking
her son to school. 4. We were spending our holidays
in the Fiji Islands when the Tsunami came. 5. The
police stopped us while we were driving to Rome.
6. I was having a shower when someone knocked at
the door.
F. Last week while we were going home, we saw some
of our neighbours running away from their houses. We
asked them what was happening and they told us the
policemen were chasing a criminal who right then
was hiding in our building. At that moment the police
were starting to use tear gas inside the building so
they asked them to leave the place. While our neigh-
where. 5. Nothing.
didn’t meet anybody/anyone. 4. I’m not going anywhere. 5. I’m not doing anything.
C. 1. There’s nobody/no one in the office. 2. Someone
is knocking at the door. 3. I’m thirsty but there is nothing to drink in the fridge. 4. Is there anything to do for
tomorrow? 5. Bob can’t find his keys anywhere.
6.There wasn’t anybody/anyone at the post office.
D. 1. Is there anybody/anyone who speaks English here?
2. Can you donate something to our non-profit organization? 3. Is there anything to eat? 4. Everywhere I
go on holiday I see Japanese tourists taking photos.
5. I wouldn’t eat anywhere except at Maxim’s, in Paris.
6. When I arrived there was nobody/no one to meet
me so I had to call a taxi. 7. There is nowhere as beautiful as Rome in the spring. 8. Can I have something to
drink, please? 9. Is everybody ready? 10. Homeless
people have nowhere to go at night. 11. I put my
glasses down somewhere and now I can’t find them.
12. Can you suggest somewhere to go tomorrow?
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A. 1. Did she have a big breakfast? Yes, she did. 2. She
didn’t go to work by bus, she walked there. 3. What
time did she start work? At 8:30. 4. She didn’t have
a big meal at one o’clock. 5. She didn’t walk back
home, she went back by bus. 6. What did she do
when she got home? She relaxed on her sofa. 7. What
did she do after dinner? She didn’t go out, she
watched TV and read a book. 8. What time did she
go to bed? 9. She didn’t sleep well and woke up
during the night.
B. 1. I met Anne while I was doing my shopping. 2. He was
sleeping in a tent when it started to rain. When he
woke up he was sick. 5. Who were you speaking to
at 9 p.m. last night? The phone was engaged for
half an hour.
working in the office when the Twin Towers collapsed.
3. We were watching TV when the telephone rang. 4. It
was pouring when I left home. 5. I was having a shower
when you called. 6. Were you working in the garden
when your friends arrived? 7. Wasn’t it snowing in the
mountains when you reached the top? 8. While Dracula
was getting up the light faded.
G. 1. Did you go out at the weekend? 2. How many peo-
C. 1. What was the hound doing in the woods? 2. He gave
H. 1. I’m bored here. There’s nothing to do in this small
up the chase. 3. Who was watching them? 4. What did
the goat say to the hound? 5. What was the hound running for? He was running for his dinner. 6. What was the
hare running for? He was running for his life.
D. 1. She was too tired to do any work. 2. Let’s go somewhere to celebrate your new job. 3. Have a nice time
at the party but don’t drink too much. 4. Did you go
anywhere for Christmas? No, nowhere, we stayed at
home. 5. She never says anything to anybody. 6. Is
there anything interesting on TV tonight? 7. It’s very
cold in here, can I have something hot to drink?
8. While she was cooking, I was trying to light the fire.
9. It was snowing while we were walking back home.
10. Everybody appreciates what you’re doing for us.
E. 1. Don’t keep; 2. Don’t carry; 3. Don’t put; 4. Don’t
hang; 5. Keep; 6. Don’t put; 7. Don’t wear; 8. Don’t
use; 9. Don’t count
F. 1F; 2F; 3T; 4F; 5T; 6F; 7F; 8T; 9F; 10T
Tom: Hi Fred, it’s me Tom. I’m at the station. Where do
I go from here?
Fred: Ok Tom, listen carefully. When you get out of the
station turn right into Carlton Road. Walk down the
road as far as the library then turn left into Mowbray
Road. Go straight on until you come to St Andrew’s
church then take the first right. That’s Mayfield Road
where I live. My house is number 90 on the left-hand
side. It’s a semi-detached, the one with a small garden
and a big black dog. You can’t miss it.
Tom: Just one question. Is your dog friendly?
Fred: Don’t worry! He’s a gentle giant.
ple were there at the party? 3. Who took you to the
party? 4. What was he doing when you arrived? 5. How
long did you stay there?
town 2. I’m thirsty. I desperately need something to
drink. 3. The ferry is full. There isn’t anywhere to sit.
4. I never take the car into town because there’s
nowhere to park. 5. I can’t find anyone to help me with
the housework.
A. 1. A: What are you doing for Christmas? B: I’m going
to the mountains. A: Are you leaving before
Christmas? B: No, we are spending Christmas Day
with our relatives and leaving on Boxing Day. A: Are
you going on your own? B: No, Angela and Robert
are coming with us. It’s their first time in the mountains. They are taking ski lessons for the whole week.
A: Oh, I see. Have a nice time then! B: Thanks, the
same to you. Bye bye.
2. A: Excuse me, can you give me some details about
the sightseeing tour? B: Certainly, sir. A: Where does it
start from? B: It starts from the main square. A: What
time do we meet there? B: At 9:00 a.m. A: How long
does it last? B: It lasts for three hours but we have a
coffee break in between. A: Do we visit Saint Mary’s
Cathedral? B: Of course, we do. Entrance is free.
A: Thank you very much.
B. 1. I’m not working tomorrow. 2. What time does the
train leave? 3. Are all of you playing tennis this afternoon? 4. Where are you spending your Easter holidays? 5. I’m getting up very early tomorrow. 6. When
do the English lessons start?
C. 1. Lessons finish at 12 a.m. and start again at 3:00
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A. 1. Swimming; 2. to eat; 3. staying; 4. working; 5. wearing
B. 1. me; 2. it; 3. them; 4. me/us; 5. them; 6. us; 7. her;
8. you; 9. him; 10. you
C. My Danish aunt lives in Canada near the Rocky
Mountains. She’s a nurse and works in an important
hospital. She loves chocolate and only drinks the best
English tea. Her house is in the country because she
adores nature. She’s got an impudent cat and a friendly dog. The dog is a golden retriever. They all go together on holiday to the United States. Money is no problem
for her. She loves all living creatures under the sun.
D. 1. likes; 2. is he like; 3. I’d like; 4. does he look like;
5. would you like
E. 1. I want you to come here immediately. 2. I don’t want
you to smoke in here. 3. I’d like you to turn off the
radio. 4. I don’t want you to tell my father. 5. I want you
to do your homework.
F. 1. I saw an accident while I was walking to work the
other day. 2. When Kevin knocked on the door I
wasn’t doing anything special. 3. She was having a
shower when she heard a strange noise. 4. He was
p.m. 2. Today we aren’t having lunch at home, we’re
going to a restaurant. 3. What time does your flight
leave? It leaves at 5:00 p.m. 4. Are you going to town
this afternoon? Yes, are you going too? 5. The first performance/show starts at 8:30 p.m. 6. What time are
you meeting them? 7. The September tour in Italy lasts
for 10 days. 8. Are you coming back early on Friday
evening? Yes, I’m taking the 3:00 p.m. train from
A. 1. In 2030 most families around the world will have an
Internet connection at home. 2. I think I will go to the
mountains at Christmas time. 3. I am going to buy
a new pair of jeans on Saturday morning. 4. Yes, I
will help you this evening after dinner. 5. What are
you going to do on Easter Monday? We’re going to
spend a day out by the lake. 6. When are you going
to leave for your city break? At the weekend and we
think we’ll be back on Sunday night.
B. 1. A: What will the weather be like tomorrow? B: The
weather forcast says it will rain but we hope we will
have a sunny weekend.
2. A: We are going to spend our holidays in Italy.
B: Oh, lucky you. I’m going to save some money this
year because I think I’ll buy a new car in autumn.
3. A: I’ve got a terrible headache. B: Have you? I’ll get
you an aspirin. A: Oh, thanks, it’ll help me.
4. A: Did you buy the eggs? B: Oh sorry, I completely
forgot. I’ll go and get them now.
5. A: What are you going to do next summer? B: I
think we’ll rent a motor home for a tour in the USA.
6. A: Do you think he will pass the test? B: Yes, and
I’m sure he’ll do very well. He has studied very hard.
C. 1e; 2i; 3h; 4g; 5a; 6c; 7d; 8b; 9intruso; 10f
A. 1d; 2c; 3a; 4a; 5c; 6a; 7c; 8c; 9a; 10b
B. 1. VAR is shorter than RD but it is higher and more
comfortable. 2. VAR has lower fuel capacity than RD.
3. VAR is more spacious but RD is safer. 4. VAR accessories are of better quality than RD’s. 5. RD has a
longer period of warranty than VAR.
brightest; 5. the heaviest; 6. the longest; 7. the shortest;
8. the lightest
A. 1. There weren’t as many people as usual at the
trade fair. 2. The Hotel Moon is not as comfortable as
the Hotel Sun. 3. We don’t earn as much money as we
need. 4. The town centre was not as crowded as usual.
5. If you are on a diet, you can’t eat as much food as
you like. 6. He is not as old as he looks. 7. Mary’s hair
isn’t as straight as Barbara’s, her younger sister. 8. I
don’t dress as formally as my sister.
B. 1. She works harder but she gets the same salary as
me. 2. Their house is three times as big as ours. 3. I
never go to bed so early as you do. 4. Life is twice as
expensive as it was a few years ago. 5. Do you want
to have the same drink as me? 6. My grandmother
doesn’t look so old as her photo. 7. Does your mother
work as many hours as your father?
C. 1. My brother and my sister are not as tall as me.
due. 3. Prima o poi. 4. Più siamo e meglio è. 5. Meno
si dice e meglio è.
2. Today it is not as warm as yesterday. 3. You don’t
know England as well as I do. 4. There weren’t so
many participants at the congress as last year.
5. Mercedes cars are less expensive than Ferrari
cars. 6. The weather in Italy is less humid than in
Britain. 7. I think that English is not as difficult as
German. 8. The economic situation is not so good
as ten years ago.
E. 1. faster; 2. more expensive; 3. cleaner, more com-
D. 1. He’s as gentle as a lamb. 2. You’re as stubborn
fortable; 4. cheaper; 5. more crowded; 6. more frequently; 7. more modern, more spacious; 8. quieter
as a mule. 3. You brother is as cunning as a fox.
4. Oh yes, it is as hard as a diamond and lasts for
ever. 5. You’re getting as fat as a pig! 6. He’s as blind
as a bat. 7. He’s as clumsy as an elephant. 8. You are
as white as snow.
C. 1. younger than; 2. much taller than; 3. warmer;
4. more expensive; 5. much worse than; 6. (much)
easier; 7. better; 8. (much) kinder
D. 1. Di male in peggio. 2. Quattr’occhi fanno meglio di
F. 1. It’s getting colder and colder. 2. Fewer and fewer
people write letters today, they send e-mails instead.
3. The faster you drive, the more dangerous it is.
4. English is becoming more and more important, so
more and more people are studying it. 5. The shorter
the days, the more expensive the electricity bill will be.
6. It’s getting more and more difficult for young people to find a permanent job. 7. The more you study, the
sooner you will finish your university exams.
G. 1. My job is getting harder and harder, I hope to find a
new one soon. 2. I like visiting London but it is getting
more and more expensive every year. 3. I was really ill
yesterday but today I feel a bit better. 4. Sea water is
much cleaner in the south of Italy than in the north.
5. Everybody feels a lot happier on Saturdays than on
Mondays. 6. She is not my age, she’s a little younger
than me. 7. It’s becoming more and more difficult to
find a job these days. 8. The book I’m reading is getting more and more exciting.
A. 1. the most expensive in; 2. the brightest in; 3. the
most interesting in; 4. the most valuable in; 5. the worst
of; 6. the highest in; 7. the shortest day of; 8. the
friendliest in
B. 1. the largest; 2. the highest; 3. the largest; 4. the
E. Robert is nearly the same age as Paul, but he is
less studious and reserved than his brother. Paul is
not so/as tall or as good-looking as his brother
Robert. He doesn’t like sports and is less athletic
than his brother. Robert is less punctual than Paul,
he doesn’t get up so/as early as Paul and is often
late for school. Robert reads fewer books than his
brother but Paul doesn’t go to the swimming pool as
often as Robert. Paul eats less healthy food than
Robert because he doesn’t care about keeping fit.
He isn’t so/as thin as his brother. Paul isn’t so/as
friendly or sociable as Robert, he goes out less
frequently and has fewer friends than his brother.
Paul’s room is not so/as clean as his brother’s.
Robert is less lazy than his brother.
F. 1. I like cooking but I can make fewer types of cakes
than my sister. 2. She eats twice as much as me but is
less fat. 3. She’s/he’s got a BMW that costs nearly as
much as my Mercedes. 4. This year there were fewer
people than last year in the mountains. 5. She isn’t so
young as she looks. That’s why she never says how
old she is. 6. The weather forecast says that next summer it won’t be as hot as last summer.
longest; 5. the hottest; 6. the driest; 7. the longest;
8. the deepest
A. 1b; 2a; 3c; 4c; 5b; 6c
B. 1e; 2f; 3b; 4a; 5c; 6d
C.1. 1. As cold as ice. 2. As sober as a judge.
C. 1. the cheapest; 2. The highest; 3. the oldest; 4. the
3. As hard as nails. 4. As light as a feather. 5. As
black as coal. 6. As slow as a snail. 7. As gentle as a
lamb. 8. As old as the hills.
C.2. 1. Freddo come il ghiaccio. 2. Perfettamente sobrio.
3. Duro come i chiodi. 4. Leggero come una piuma.
5. Nero come il carbone. 6. Lento come una lumaca.
7. Mite come un agnello. 8. Vecchio come le colline.
D. 1. In August the ferry from Bari to Corfu is more
expensive. 2. The students aren’t usually as noisy as
today. 3. You are not as good at physics as I
am/You are not as good as me at physics. 4. I like
classical music more than jazz.
E. It’s five to ten and this is Radio Wave. The news is coming up in five minutes followed by the weather forecast
and sports roundup. After that, at 10:30, we have our
weekly programme “Outstanding Lives”. Jane Clarke will
be talking briefly to a most unusual woman whose life
has taken her to the farthest reaches of the earth. At
10:45 Antonella will be with us once again in her kitchen
divulging more delicious secrets from her book of long
lost recipes handed down to her by her Calabrian grandmother. And finally, at 11:30 we have our “Nostalgic
Wave Party” which will keep you company into the wee
small hours with music from the past. Now before the
news we just have time for a song from The Kings’ latest
album. It is called “Waving to the Crowds”.
Fred: Well, Paul, what are you going to do with all
that money?
Paul: I’m going to buy a house by the sea in Spain
and stay there in winter.
Fred: In Spain? But you don’t even speak the language!
Paul: I’ll learn pretty quickly. Necessity is the mother of
invention as they say. Just think Fred: this time next month
I’ll be lying in the sun and sipping exotic cocktails.
Fred: Yes, and I’ll be sitting in a grey office and sipping tea. Anyway, you’ll probably get fat just doing
nothing all day.
Paul: You must be joking. I’ll be much more relaxed
and I’ll have more time and energy to do the things I
really want and to meet new people. You know the
Spanish are much friendlier than the English.
Fred: But you won’t know who your real friends are
because people will be more interested in your money
than in you.
Paul: Well, we’ll see. By the way, I’m having dinner
with a Spanish friend at 8 o’clock. Why don’t you join
us? It won’t be a late night because she’s flying
back to Madrid early tomorrow morning.
Fred: A Spanish friend eh? I bet she’s beautiful. I’d love
to meet her but I’m afraid I’m having dinner with an old
school friend this evening. He’s not as interesting as your
friend of course, but then I’m not as lucky as you.
Goodbye Paul. Maybe we’ll meet sometime in the
G. 1b; 2b; 3c; 4a
H. 1c; 2c; 3a; 4b
maths? 9. Have you called your granny? 10. Have you
prepared your rucksack?
1. Mary and Anne haven’t finished work yet. 2. Phil’s
lost the car keys. He can’t remember where he’s left
them. 3. Where’s Philip been? He’s been to Paris.
4. Andrew’s never eaten Chinese food. 5. Sarah’s
read a lot of job advertisements but she hasn’t found
a job yet. 6. Has Bob bought a new car? 7. She’s just
got her degree in maths. 8. Barbara and Eric have just
come back from England. 9. Robert and his wife have
done a lot of work in the garden.
1. Have you already had lunch? 2. Have you ever met
a famous actor? 3. They have just sold their old car.
4. They have worked very hard this year. 5. This week
I have seen an interesting film on TV. 6. He has always
had problems with his sons.
1. No, she hasn’t come back yet. 2. No, I have already
done it. 3. I have not decided yet. 4. I have just passed it.
Dear Lucy, Here we are. We’ve arrived in San
Francisco. The hotel is great, they’ve given us very
large rooms with king-size beds. Here everything is
huge, we’ve rented a car and have driven for a short
distance from the car rental agency to the hotel. We’ve
never seen such large streets, only in films. Some hotel
guests have told us that policemen are very tough and
have suggested that we observe speed limits and
street signs. We’ve bought a street map and are now
studying it in the hotel restaurant, where we’ve just had
a light dinner. When we’ve finished studying the map
we’ll go to bed. Tomorrow our adventure along the west
coast will start! Lots of love, Liz and Sarah
1. I have never seen the film “Star Wars”. 2. Have you
finished refurbishing your house yet? 3. He has written ten very creative short stories in the last year. 4.
The train from Rome has not arrived yet due to
engine failure. 5. Robert lives in Colorado, hundreds of
miles from the coast, so he has never seen the
ocean. 6. In the last hundred years, travelling has
become much easier and cheaper. 7. Several climbers
have tried to reach the top so far, but nobody has
ever succeeded. 8. I have already visited the USA
but I have never travelled to the Middle-East.
A: The waitress has forgotten us. She hasn’t come to
our table yet. B: You’re right. Perhaps she thinks (that)
we’ve already ordered. A: No, she hasn’t seen us yet.
Our table is behind a column. B: Look at that couple
over there. They’ve just arrived and have already
ordered. A: Go and call her, please. B: She’s coming.
She’s just seen us, have you already decided what to
order? A: Yes, I’d like to have a pizza “quattro stagioni”.
B: I’d like some spaghetti carbonara.
A. 1. Since; 2. Since; 3. For; 4. Since; 5. For; 6. Since;
7. For; 8. For; 9. For; 10. Since; 11. Since; 12. Since
B. 1. How long have you been living here? Since the 1980s.
A. 1. Have you cut your nails? 2. Have you washed your
hair? 3. Have you had enough breakfast? 4. Have you
tidied up your room? 5. Have you switched the lights
off? 6. Have you done your homework? 7. Have you
fed the cat? 8. Have you helped your little sister with
2. Have you known Mr and Mrs Smith for long? Yes, I
have known them for two years. 3. He has been there for
the last two weeks. 4. I haven’t been to the gym since last
September. 5. She has been talking on the phone for half
an hour. 6. I have been working overtime today.
C. 1. I haven’t seen Mary since last month. 2. I have
known them for a long time, since they came to live
here in the 90s. 3. How many pages of the novel have
you read so far? 4. He has been drinking a lot lately. 5. Have you ever written a letter to a newspaper?
6. Has he shown you his new house yet?
D. 1. She hasn’t worked for two days. She has been in
bed with a temperature. 2. Has he been playing tennis
much in the last two weeks? 3. I haven’t found my
keys yet. I have looked everywhere. 4. Have you finished your homework yet? No, I haven’t done maths
yet. 5. How long have you known Bob and Mary?
Since last year. 6. He has been studying Chinese for
five years but he hasn’t learnt it yet.
A. 1b; 2a; 3a; 4c; 5c; 6b; 7b; 8a
B. Fred: My life has been very adventurous. I have travelled a lot and I have had a lot of unique experiences.
Mary: Have you ever been to Oceania?
Fred: Oh yes, I’ve been to Australia.
Mary: How long did you stay there?
Fred: I spent nearly a year there. I was only 25 when
I went there.
Mary: Did you like it?
Fred: I liked it very much! I have always thought that
Australia is something out of this world. I have never
seen such amazing wildlife.
Mary: What other countries have you visited?
Fred: Most countries in the world. Believe it or not, I
have crossed many lands and sailed many seas, I
have driven through the desert and through the jungle. I have met all sorts of people and (have) learnt
about different cultures.
Mary: Oh, grandad! Lucky you! Did you take any
photographs during your travels?
Fred: Oh, yes. I’ve taken photos all my life, I’ve got
hundreds and hundreds, I have collected and put
them away in my study. You can have a look at them if
you want.
Mary: Oh, that’s great, grandad, I’d love to see them…
C. 1. I lost my car keys yesterday, but my brother found
them this morning. 2. There was a great film last night
on TV. Did you see it? 3. I lived in Paris for two years
before I came to live in Rome. 4. We moved to this
house five years ago and we’re very happy here.
5. Ireland is a wonderful country. Have you ever been
there? 6. When Jack was a teenager, he learned to
play the guitar. 7. I still haven’t found the boots I like.
I’m going to another shoe shop. 8. I’d like to visit
Budapest. I’ve never been to Hungary.
D. 1. Maria worked in a supermarket before she went to
work in a bank. 2. Have you finished reading the
paper yet? Yes, I’ve just finished. 3. I’ve been to
Portugal. I meant to send you a postcard but I didn’t
have your address with me. 4. I played tennis for five
years when I was at school. 5. Nothing like that has
ever happened to me. 6. Paul went to London last
year. That means that he has been there three times!
7. Have you already done your English homework?
Yes, but I haven’t done my maths assignment yet.
8. The children have drunk all the orange juice.
E. Dear Frances, our holiday in the USA is going very well.
During this first week we have already seen a lot. On
the second day we rented a car in San Francisco from
where we left for Yosemite National Park, one of the
most beautiful parks in the States. On the same day
we crossed Death Valley, a little worried about the
extreme temperatures. We spent two nights in Las
Vegas, where we saw spectacular fireworks on 4th
July, for Independence Day. So far we have driven for
about 2,000 km, but we haven’t felt tired yet because
driving in the States is safer and more relaxing than in
Italy. Today we have visited the Grand Canyon which is
breathtaking and we have taken a lot of photos with
our digital camera. We wanted to book a helicopter
ride over the canyons but we changed our minds
because it was too expensive. Now we are in our hotel
room, we have just had a shower and are having a rest
to get ready for tomorrow’s destinations: Scottsdale
and Palm Springs. Lots of love, Luca and Roberta
A. 1. When we moved to our new house our daughter
had already got her degree. 2. When I arrived at 6 p.m.
Tom had already left. 3. When she was thirty she had
already travelled all over the world. 4. When she decided to go to the concert the performance had already
been sold. 5. When the police arrived the thieves had
already run away. 6. When I went back to my car
someone had broken the window.
B. 1. Mary went out although she hadn’t finished her
homework. 2. By the time we came back home the
thieves had stolen all our valuables. 3. Before they
got married they had been together for ten years.
4. She stayed at home all day long because she had
had flu the week before. 5. Until she went to Ireland
she had never travelled by plane. 6. He paid by
cheque because he had forgotten to renew his credit card. 7. We weren’t hungry at lunch because we
had eaten a sandwich at midday. 8. She felt tired
because she hadn’t slept the night before.
C. 1. I looked everywhere for my glasses, then I remembered I had left them at the baker’s. 2. He felt very tired
because he had been driving since early morning.
3. When the plane landed they had been waiting for
two hours at the airport. 4. Before going to the States
last summer he had been saving up for a year. 5. I
spoke to him for a while then I realized I had met him
at a meeting. 6. My brother ate all of the cake that our
mum had made. 7. The children picked up the chestnuts that had fallen from the tree.
D. Lucy: So you went to Disney World in Florida, didn’t
you? Is it the same as Disneyland in California?
Sue: Well, when Disney World started in Florida in
1971, Disneyland in California had already been
operating for many years.
Lucy: So why did they open a new park in Florida in
the ’70s?
Sue: Because since the opening in California they had
had only a few visitors from the eastern parts of the
USA where 75% of the population lives. So Walt
Disney decided to build another park to attract eastern visitors.
Lucy: Oh, I see. Was it your first time in a Walt Disney
Sue: Yes, before last summer I had never been to a
Disney resort.
Lucy: What did you like most in the park?
Sue: Most of all I liked the wonderful castle that I had
seen so many times in the movie “Cinderella” in my
Lucy: Oh yes, before building the castle they had
looked at ancient European castles and they found
(had found) the ideal model in Bavaria in Germany.
Sue: That’s right.
E. Hetty Green’s stinginess is legendary. She was born in
Massachusetts (USA) in 1835. Since she was twentyone she had been investing huge sums that she had
inherited from her father. By the time she was twentyfive she had become one of the richest and most hated
women in the world. She was called the “witch of Wall
Street” because she had been greedily accumulating money for years. There are many tales about her
stinginess. Throughout her life she had never heated
her house nor used hot water. She used to eat mostly
pies that cost a few cents. She never changed her
clothes, she used to wear a long, worn out black dress.
One story recounts that she spent a whole night looking
for a stamp she had lost and she had paid only two
cents for. She cured her son Ned at home after he had
broken his leg as a child because she didn’t want to
pay for medical assistance. Worst of all, they amputated
Ned’s leg after he had contracted a serious infection.
F. 1. When I went to Harrods’ the sales had already started. 2. You didn’t find us in because we had gone for
a walk along the river. 3. We had been to England a
few times already when we graduated in foreign languages. 4. The new hospital isn’t ready yet. They had
already been building it for a year when I bought my
house here. 5. A young couple had been living opposite my house for five years when they decided to invite
me to dinner. 6. When I met Mike he had just moved
from Dublin.
A. 1. among; 2. below; 3. in front of; 4. above; 5. behind
B. 1. next to; 2. in front of; 3. between; 4. on; 5. behind;
6. in front of; 7. under
C. 1. in front of; 2. over; 3. under; 4. between; 5. among;
6. opposite; 7. behind; 8. under; 9. near
A. 1. The cycle lane path runs along the river. 2. The
train has just come out of the tunnel. 3. I didn’t see
him at the cinema because he was sitting behind me.
4. The ball went through the kitchen window and
broke a vase. 5. The dog jumped over the last fence
and won the agility competition. 6. He lives in a house
by Lake Garda with a view on the Dolomites. 7. Let’s
stay outside on the patio, it’s warmer than in the
lounge. 8. That is a military area, you can’t walk
beyond that point. 9. The burglars ran across the
road to escape from the police.
B. Francesca: So you came down to Tuscany by car,
didn’t you?
Mr McRaw: Oh, yes, it was a long journey, it took us
three nights and four days because we wanted to stop
on the way.
Francesca: Which route did you take?
Mr McRaw: Well, we went from Edinburgh to Dover,
we sailed across the English Channel and drove
through France and Switzerland.
Francesca: Where did you spend the nights?
Mr McRaw: The first night in Geneva. On the following day we toured all around the lake and visited
Lausanne. It’s really worth going there. We were
impressed by the beautiful places. Then we spent the
second night in Courmayeur, from there we went up to
Mont Blanc by cable car.
Francesca: Oh, what did you do up there?
Mr McRaw: On the top it was sunny but it was too
cold to stay outside for long. We took some photographs and then we went into a coffee bar where we
had a lovely hot chocolate. We stayed for an hour and
then took the cable car down to Courmayeur from
where we left for Turin.
Francesca: Did you come straight to Florence?
Mr McRaw: Yes, but it took us a long time. Along the
motorway there was a queue because of an accident
between two lorries. We arrived in Florence late at
night on the fourth day. In the end it was good to be
back at our house in Tuscany.
C. At the start you will hold your dog by the lead outside
the blue kennel. He first runs along the grey path, then
he jumps over the wooden fence, runs across the
black patch and jumps into the pond. After he gets
out of the pond, he climbs up the ladder and comes
down the slide. Then he goes through the tunnel and
around the pit; he takes the light blue pathway and
ends up inside the grey kennel where he finds a big
bone as a prize.
D. 1. The dog jumped onto the back of the truck. 2. The
earth travels around the sun in a year. 3. The garden
behind English houses is the back garden. 4. Why did
you throw the paper out of the window? 5. She fell
badly while climbing up the cherry tree. 6. How long did
it take you to drive across Death Valley? 7. We had
planned a barbecue outside, but the weather was
awful. 8. When the weather is nice we like running
through the woods and the countryside. 9. I usually ski
down easy slopes. I’m not an expert skier. 10. There
was a traffic jam along the motorway A14 near Bologna.
E. 1. A: Excuse me, please, is there a post-office near
here? B: Yes, there’s one past the traffic lights, inside
the shopping mall.
2. A: Where can I find an Italian restaurant? B: Along
this road on the right there is the restaurant “da
3. A: Can we get/go into the museum now? B: No,
please wait outside the museum, the guide’s got all the
46, 47
A. 1. Mary has been cleaning the house since this
morning. 2. How long have they been married? They
have been married since 2005. 3. Sue and Jeff have
been touring Italy for a month. 4. Paul has been
studying for five hours. 5. It has been raining for
two days. 6. Robert has had this car since 1990.
7. How long have they been building this bridge?
Since 1980. 8. How long has Sarah been in bed with
flu? For three days.
B. 1. through; 2. into; 3. along; 4. down; 5. onto, up;
6. outside; 7. into; 8. behind
C. 1. Go over the railway bridge, cross the park, turn left,
the bank is there on the corner. You can’t miss it.
2. Keep going along Church Street for another 100
metres, then you will see the museum on the right.
3. By the time we got to the cinema the film had already
started, so we missed the first five minutes. 4. Before
Jim finally went to Thailand, he had been organizing the
trip for months. 5. Have you been here before? Yes,
this is the third time I’ve visited New York. 6. Sue came
into the house panting. She had been jogging round
the lake and through the woods. 7. It’s obvious from
your outrageous behaviour that you have been drinking
again. 8. They were late for the flight. By the time they
arrived at the airport the plane had already taken off.
9. When Columbus discovered the New World, native
Americans had been living there for a long time.
Yesterday afternoon I was walking along the main
street of Metropolis with my two colleagues, Lois Lane
and Jimmy Olsen, when I sensed danger in the air. I
looked up and saw smoke coming out of the windows
of an office block on the opposite side of the street.
Naturally I ran to the nearest phone box and called my
friend Superman. A few minutes later I saw him walking
among the people who were standing outside the
burning building. He ran right past me and flew up to
the tenth floor window where a woman was screaming
for help. He flew through the window, picked up the
woman and then disappeared behind the skyscrapers
before landing in front of the hospital. Once the
woman was safely inside the hospital with a nurse he
went back to the office building to put out the fire.
People wanted to thank him but he had already flown
away above them towards an unknown destination.
Wonders will never cease.
1. Matt: I’m feeling claustrophobic. We’ve been in the
house all day. Why don’t we go into town? Sally: Oh
no! Just look at me! I haven’t washed my hair and I
haven’t even had a shower.
2. John: You look as white as a sheet. Have you seen
a ghost? Mark: No, I’ve just spoken to Lola and she
wants to leave me. John: Don’t worry. She’s left you
so many times but she always comes back.
3. Paula: Where on earth have you been? I’ve been
waiting outside the theatre for an hour. The show starts
in ten minutes. Harry: I’m terribly sorry dear, but I’ve
lost the tickets. Paula: Oh no, not again! Well, I’ve lost
my patience. Goodbye!
4. David: Did you enjoy your flight from San
Francisco? Ernest: Oh yes. I’d never been on a plane
before. It was fantastic being above the clouds like
Superman. David: Did they serve a meal? Ernest: Yes,
but I had already had a huge lunch before getting on
the plane so I only had a coffee.
5. Stephanie: I hear Shona’s got a new job in a country pub. Arthur: Yes, incredible! She left her well-paid
office job in London last month. Stephanie: How long
had she been working there? Arthur: For nine years.
Risposta 1b; 2a; 3c; 4b; 5c
A. 1. I’m sure our team will win the championship this
year. 2. Why are you going out? I’m going to buy a
lottery ticket. 3. It’s going to jump onto the table.
4. This year Halloween will be on a Tuesday. 5. In three
days’ time we will be sitting on a beach in Bali. 6. The
tour starts from the main square and ends at the bus
station. 7. Chris and Jay are leaving next week. They
are staying in France for a month. 8. You will forget it.
9. What will you be doing in a months’ time? 10. I’m
getting married. 11. OK I’ll send one tonight. 12. The
train arrives at platform five at 9:15 a.m.
B. 1. longest; 2. the worst; 3. better; 4. The biggest;
5. faster
C. 1c; 2d; 3a; 4e; 5b
D. 1. Anne went to Canada six months ago. She now has
a job there and she has been working since July.
2. When I bought my new house last year I asked for
a telephone connection but I have been waiting for
ages and my phone still hasn’t come. 3. I have been
playing tennis for a long time but this year I have
played only three matches. 4. He has been cooking
since 6 o’clock this morning but he has only made
two cakes. He hasn’t had his breakfast yet.
E. 1. She didn’t want to sell her house because she had
lived there as a child. 2. My sister came from Australia
to see me last week. I hadn’t seen her for over ten
years. 3. How long had you been waiting when the
ambulance finally arrived? 4. I had just got into bed
when somebody knocked on the door. 5. After he had
drunk a bottle of gin, he began to feel dizzy. 6. I was
exhausted yesterday because I had been working in
the vegetable garden. 7. She called me late last night
because someone had damaged the kitchen window
and the front door. 8. Before he got promoted he had
been working for the company for seven years.
F. 1. The railway line goes through long dark tunnels.
2. The bus goes along Mayfield Road then turns into
High Street. 3. I looked out of the window at the birds
and flowers. 4. The sun went down behind the mountains. 5. The dog jumped over the garden fence.
A. 1. much; 2. too much; 3. many; 4. too much; 5. a lot
of; 6. too many; 7. too much
B. 1. a little; 2. a few; 3. little; 4. few; 5. little; 6. few;
7. a few; 8. a little
C. 1. old enough; 2. too expensive; 3. too difficult; 4. too
noisy; 5. big enough
D.1. 1. lots; 2. a few, too; 3. too much, enough; 4. enough;
5. a few
D.2. Eric: I’m going to a conference in Malta next week,
all expenses paid.
Jenny: Lucky you! Malta in June! I had a really good
holiday there a few years ago but it was a bit too hot
for me in August.
Eric: Oh, really? What’s the weather like at this time of
Jenny: Wonderful! It’s warm enough to swim and cool
enough to walk around.
Eric: How did you get around the island?
Jenny: There are lots of old-fashioned buses but be
careful: they go pretty fast.
Eric: Is there much to do in the evening?
Jenny: Well, I remember there were a few good pubs
where it’s easy to meet people and the restaurants are
quite good. La Valletta is a fascinating place just to
walk around, full of atmosphere.
Eric: Why don’t you come with me?
Jenny: I’d love to go in August but I’ve got too much
to do and not enough time nor money at the moment.
E.2. 1. In 1960 there were few roads. Now there are a lot
of roads. 2. In 1960 there was little traffic. Now there is
too much/a lot of traffic. 3. In 1960 there was little
smog. Now there is too much/a lot of smog. 4. In 1960
there was a lot of parking space. Now there is little/not
enough parking space. 5. In 1960 there were a lot of
parks. Now there are few/not enough parks. 6. In 1960
there were few hotels. Now there are a lot of hotels.
7. In 1960 there was little noise. Now there is too much
noise. 8. In 1960 there were few burglaries. Now there
are a lot of/too many burglaries. 9. In 1960 there were
few office blocks. Now there are too many/a lot of
office blocks. 10. In 1960 there were few people. Now
there are a lot of people.
A. 1. must (A); 2. must (B); 3. must (D); 4. must (C);
5. mustn’t (E); 6. mustn’t (E); 7. must (A); 8. must (C)
B. 1i; 2b; 3h; 4g; 5d; 6c; 7a; 8e
C. 1. Mariane’s house must be near here from the directions she gave me. 2. You must get up earlier in the
morning if you want to get to work on time. 3. You
must see Jane’s new house, it’s very modern, you’ll like
it. 4. She must have been very beautiful when she was
young, she’s still very attractive. 5. You mustn’t go in
yet, you must wait outside, they’ll call you. 6. I must
have left the keys at the baker’s. Can you go and see
if they are there?
D. 1. You must cross on the zebra crossing. 2. You
mustn’t use bath foam in the beach showers. 3. You
mustn’t walk on the grass. 4. You mustn’t take photographs. 5. You must stand in the queue. 6. You
mustn’t exceed the speed limit. 7. You mustn’t
smoke. 8. You mustn’t drink the tap water. 9. You
must cycle along the cycle lane only. 10. You mustn’t
park here.
A. 1. have to (C); 2. have to (C); 3. did you have to (B);
4. don’t have to (D); 5. doesn’t have to (D); 6. had to
(B); 7. do you have to (A); 8. don’t have to (D)
B. 1. Yesterday I had to take the bus to work because my
car broke down. (Simple Past/forma affermativa)
2. What time did you have to leave yesterday? (simple
past/forma interrogativa) 3. What time will you have to
be back home tomorrow? (future/forma interrogativa)
4. I didn’t have enough cash so I had to pay by credit card. (simple past/forma affermativa) 5. Have you
ever had to be a witness in a trial? (present
perfect/forma interrogativa) 6. He has never had to
work overtime since he started to work here. (present
perfect/forma affermativa) 7. I don’t want to have to
call mum to pick me up. (Infinitive)
C. 1. I haven’t got to go to work today. 2. Have you got to
go to piano lessons every day? 3. Has she got to be
home by ten o’clock? 4. He hasn’t got to work any
more. 5. Richard hasn’t got to wash his car. 6. I’m
afraid I’ve got to go now.
D. 1. needn’t/don’t have to; 2. mustn’t; 3. needn’t/don’t
have to; 4. needn’t/don’t have to; 5. needn’t/don’t
have to; 6. mustn’t
E. 1. I needn’t have watered the flowers, it suddenly started raining. 2. I needn’t have told her, because she saw
everything. 3. I needn’t have cooked so much food.
4. We needn’t have taken any notes, they gave us
printed material. 5. We needn’t have bought a tent for
our holidays.
F. 1. You needn’t have paid so early. 2. You needn’t have
followed such a strict diet. 3. You don’t have to help
me now if you need a little rest. 4. That wall is very dangerous, it needs repairing urgently. 5. Do we have
to/do we need to phone the airline company for confirmation? 6. Do you have to send the application by the
15th? 7. It needs cutting. 8. I didn’t have to/I didn’t
need to pay any money for parking in the hotel.
G. 1. A: What time do you have to get up tomorrow morning’? B: At 5 o’clock. I have to be at the airport at
8 o’ clock.
2. A: Why did you sign? You needn’t have signed
before the expiry date. B: I had to do it. That’s what
they told me to do.
3. A: The roof of our house needs repairing. Who do
we have to call to do it? B: We don’t have to/don’t
need to/needn’t do it now, we can do it in spring.
A. 1. I’d better (F); 2. should (C); 3. should (H); 4. shall (A);
5. should (C); 6. shouldn’t (C); 7. Shall/You’d better
(A/G); 8. I’d rather (B); 9. should (A); 10. Shall (D)
B. 1. shall we; 2. don’t we; 3. Shall I; 5. let’s; 6. What
about; 7. should; 8. she’d rather; 9. should; 11. How
about; 12. we’d better
C. 1. The parcel should be sent be before the end of the
month. 2. You really ought to study hard if you want to
apply for the selection. 3. You’d better stop following a
diet, you’re getting too nervous. 4. Shall I send it by
ordinary mail or by e-mail? I think you’d better ask.
5. Don’t you fancy going out for dinner? Sorry but I’d
rather stay at home this evening. 6. What should I do
in your opinion? You shouldn’t tell her now, it’s too
early. 7. You should be careful when you talk to Mary.
She’s not reliable and might cause you problems.
8. How about having a drink? I’d rather eat something
instead, I’m not thirsty, I’m hungry.
D. 1. A: I’ m looking for a part-time job this semester.
What about having a look at the bulletin board?
B: Why don’t you apply for number 5? C: You’d better not apply for that one, you have night classes,
don’t you remember?
2. A: Sara gave up her job at the hospital because she
couldn’t work at night. B: She ought to apply for number 1. She is very good with older people. C: She’d better finish her studies first! She’s behind with her exams.
3. A: Look! There are two jobs that suit me fine, number 2 and number 4. I’ve just finished my course in
office administration and software. B: Which of the two
do you prefer? I’d rather work as an office secretary.
The course I did focused more on software applications than on programming. C: Yes, you’re right, you
should try number 4.
4. A: Why don’t you apply for number 3? You are an
expert in electronics. B: Well, I should have read it
before, I already have a part-time job as a waiter.
C: You shouldn’t miss this opportunity, you can leave
the other job as a waiter, this one is better.
E. 1. I’d rather go to a pub instead. I don’t like the films
that are on this week. 2. Shall I get you some aspirins?
3. You should choose the answer after reading the
test very carefullly. 4. Students should do their homework
regularly if they want to pass. 5. Parents shouldn’t give
so much freedom to their children. 6. Shall I book the
tickets for everybody? 7. I’d better send the receipt
right now. 8. You ought to/should go to drawing lessons in the evening.
A. 1. can’t/can (E/D); 2 couldn’t (G); 3 Will (Would) (I);
4. can (D); 5 could (G); 6 can’t (A); 7 can’t (B); 8 may
(might) (H)
B. 1. can’t; 2. may/might; 3. may/might; 4. can’t; 5. can’t;
A. 1. mustn’t; 2. needn’t; 3. can’t; 4. must; 5. have to;
6. should; 7. have to; 8. might
B. 1d; 2j; 3f; 4a; 5h; 6c; 7b; 8i; 9e; 10g
C. Julia: What was the party like last night?
Sheila: Well, first of all there weren’t enough boys to
dance with. The music was pretty awful and too loud
so I couldn’t speak to anyone. There wasn’t enough
food and there was very little to drink; just a few bottles of lemonade. The room wasn’t large enough so I
ended up standing in the garden alone with an empty
glass and an empty stomach. I hope you had a better
time at Noel’s party.
Julia: All I remember is that the boys were too young
and not exactly good-looking. There was too much
smoke so I went outside and ate too many cakes and
drank too much whisky. I think I fell asleep under a
pear tree for a few hours.
D. 1d; 2a; 3b; 4d; 5a; 6c; 7b; 8b; 9b; 10d; 11a; 12d; 13c;
14a; 15d; 16c; 17c; 18a; 19d; 20c; 21b
E.1. 1T; 2T; 3F; 4T; 5F; 6F; 7F
E.2. 1. Because she’s taking her parents to the airport.
2. Three times. 3. He goes to dancing lessons. 4. Friday
afternoon. 5. Yes, he’s a champion.
6. can/could; 7. may/might; 8. can’t
C. 1c; 2b; 3b; 4c; 5c; 6b; 7a; 8a; 9b; 10b
D. 1. I’m not sure but they might have arrived yesterday, I
saw them in the afternoon. 2. Courses might begin on
5th September. It depends on the number of enrolments. 3. You’re joking! David can’t have gone to Paris
last week. He didn’t have enough money. 4. They
might live in New York, but I’m not sure. 5. The concert
can’t have finished before midnight. It started at 9:30
and lasted for three hours. 6. When I was a child I
could solve puzzles much faster than I can now. 7. He
must have forgotten the appointment. I’ve been waiting for an hour now. 8. You mustn’t lock the door, I
wasn’t able to get in last night. 9. I’m feeling a bit tired.
I didn’t sleep well so I might not do very well in the test.
E. Robinson Crusoe was the only person to survive a
shipwreck. He was able to solve many problems. He
was able to build a little hut, which could serve as his
new house and hopefully might keep him dry. He also
had to search for food because without enough nutrition he might die.
After searching he was able to find clean water and
trees with lots of fruit. Little by little he also managed
to make different types of weapons, which could
help him catch wild animals and fish. One day he
noticed some footprints in the sand. He was very surprised and couldn’t sleep much the following night.
He was afraid of what might happen in the following
days so he took his weapons with him and went to
look for the person. He found a savage who could not
speak his language. Robinson started to call him
“Friday”, which was the day on which he had met him.
Eventually the two men were able to understand
each other and survive on the island.
F. 1. We weren’t able to leave our town this year. 2. May
I open the window for a while, sir? 3. It may/might be
a good idea. 4. They can’t have left early. 5. Excuse me
sir, you can’t jump the queue. 6. They may/might have
earned a lot of money last year, because they bought
a beautiful boat. 7. These may/might be Barbara’s
keys. 8. It may/might rain, let’s take an umbrella then.
A. 1. Before you go, I will give you my new address.
2. When I see Richard, I will tell him about our holiday.
3. As soon as Mary understands what’s going on, she
will get angry. 4. I will miss you while you are in the
USA. 5. We won’t start the lesson until John arrives.
6. If Pat buys that new car, she will not be able to go
on holiday. 7. Will you be worried if I am late tonight?
8. We won’t come and collect you unless you phone.
B. 1. When Jane gets a better job, she will buy a new
house. 2. Until they have children, they will travel a lot.
3. As soon as grandma arrives at the station, she will
phone us. 4. While you do the shopping, I’ll go to the
florist’s. 5. I’ll call the doctor if my knee doesn’t get better. 6. John will miss you when you leave. 7. My dad
won’t give me his car again if I come back after midnight. 8. After you finish your phone call, I will tell you
C. 1. As soon as I know the date of our departure, I’ll send
you an e-mail. 2. Unless something unexpected happens, we’ll leave for Ibiza. 3. If you don’t work on
Saturday, we’ll be able to go away at the weekend.
4. While John is at the doctor’s, I’ll have a look at the
shop windows. 5. Before the president speaks, there will
be a coffee break. 6. When we sell our old house, we’ll
be able to buy a small flat at the seaside. 7. After I have
finished, I’ll help you.
A. 1. If you don’t arrive before 7 p.m., I will go without
you. 2. We won’t be able to go sailing if it rains. 3. If
you walk down this road, you’ll see the new shop on
your left. 4. If he doesn’t tell her, she won’t know.
5. What will happen if I press this button? 6. He’ll be
sorry if he doesn’t phone her. 7. If she passes her
exams, she’ll have a big party.
B. 1g; 2d; 3e; 4c; 5a; 6h; 7b; 8f
C. 1. If you loved me, you would remember my birthday.
2. If I had more time, I would study German. 3. I would
marry him if I were younger. 4. She would be furious if
I told her. 5. If they didn’t play tennis, they would be
overweight. 6. If you weren’t so pessimistic, you would
have a better life.
D. 1d; 2e; 3a; 4c; 5b; 6f
E. 1. If David didn’t live in an isolated village, he could
use/would be able to use his mobile phone. 2. If I had
enough time, I would visit Calabria. 3. If I were eighteen
years old, I could drink alcohol in a pub. 4. If he went
to parties, he would find a girlfriend. 5. If I had breakfast, I wouldn’t be hungry in the morning. 6. If Steve
had a car, he would be able to go out at night.
F. 1. If I hadn’t driven so fast, I wouldn’t have had an
accident. 2. If she hadn’t sat on the beach at
lunchtime, she wouldn’t have got sunburnt. 3. If I had
had enough time, I would have bought a birthday
present for my sister. 4. If we hadn’t forgotten the
map, we wouldn’t have got lost. 5. If he had known
English, he could have talked to my Australian aunt.
6. If you had bet on the horses, you would have had a
chance to win.
G. 1. If I hadn’t spent a holiday in Sardinia, I wouldn’t have
met Antonio. 2. If I hadn’t met Antonio, I would have
gone back to England. 3. If I had gone back to
England, I wouldn’t have studied Italian. 4. If I hadn’t
studied Italian, I wouldn’t have worked as an interpreter. 5. If I hadn’t worked as an interpreter, I wouldn’t have bought a house by the sea. 6. If I hadn’t
bought a house by the sea, I wouldn’t have learned
how to play golf.
H. 1. If it doesn’t rain, we will play tennis. (1) 2. If I hadn’t
had to go to the dentist’s, I would have gone to the
opening of Jane’s new art exhibition. (3) 3. If he doesn’t lend me his tent, I will have to buy one. (1) 4. If he
hadn’t invited me out to dinner, I would have spent the
evening watching TV. (3) 5. You wouldn’t have that terrible cough if you didn’t smoke all the time. (2) 6. If you
want to listen to the commentary in English, insert a euro
in the machine. (0) 7. If I had given him my e-mail
address, he would have written to me immediately. (3)
8. If I went to parties, I would meet somebody. (2)
A. 1. had told; 2. didn’t have to; 3. hadn’t smoked; 4. could
drive; 5. hadn’t lost; 6. lived/could live; 7. were
B. 1. I wish my boyfriend wouldn’t arrive late whenever we
go out together. 2. I wish he wouldn’t go to the pub
every Friday with his mates. 3. I wish he would listen to
me. 4. I wish he wouldn’t phone me early in the morning
when I’m in a hurry. 5. I wish he would buy me a
present on my birthday. 6. I wish he wouldn’t drive so
C. 1. Sheila wishes she had a map. 2. Ken wishes he lived
in Paris. 3. Tony wishes it would stop raining. 4. Harry
wishes he hadn’t gone to the cinema. 5. Silvia wishes
she were a singer/she could be a singer. 6. Ralph wishes he had finished university.
D. 1. I wish you had come back earlier. You could have
helped me. 2. If only I lived/could live in a big city, I’d
have better opportunities. 3. I wish you wouldn’t
always answer back. It’s irritating! 4. She wishes she
didn’t lose her temper. 5. If only you had driven more
carefully, you wouldn’t have had an accident.
A. Mary, can you hear me? It’s Anne on the phone. She
says she is ill and she can’t come and collect you to go
to the Laytons for dinner tonight. You agreed she had
to buy a bunch of flowers for Mrs Layton but, obviously, she can’t go out. She’s got a temperature and a sore
throat, she has to stay in bed until Sunday! She’s
already phoned Mr Layton to inform him that she won’t
come so you don’t need to tell them anything about it.
If you don’t want to go there on your own, you can ask
Laura, she is going there too. You don’t need to phone
her back.
B. 1. Helen said she hadn’t finished university because
she had got married to a French teacher. 2. She said
she had gone to live in France. 3. She said she had got
divorced two years before and she had come back to
England. 4. She said she didn’t have any children but
she wanted to have at least one. 5. She said she was
looking for a part-time job as an interpreter and that
she could speak French fluently. 6. She said she had
been living in the country since she had come back
from France. 7. She said I could go and visit her where
she was living at that moment. 8. She said she hoped
she would meet someone special and that she felt
C. Interviewer: How do you feel about being a father?
You have just had a baby.
Robert: Well it has been the most exciting experience
of my life! But life changes a lot when you have a
Interviewer: Good... Now your career. Your last film
was a success!
Robert: I didn’t expect it to be so successful and I’m
Interviewer: Have you ever acted on the stage?
Robert: Well I have never been on the stage but I
think I will have an important role next May in a
famous play. I’m sorry but I’m not allowed to tell you
the title!
Interviewer: And now your free time...
Robert: I like sleeping and listening to music when I’m
Interviewer: What kind of music do you listen to?
Robert: I adore jazz and R&B and I must confess I
played in a small band some years ago.
Interviewer: Now let’s speak about your future...
What are you going to do?
Robert: I am going to have a long holiday with my
family, away from the set.
Interviewer: Where are you going?
Robert: It is a secret... I won’t tell anybody.
D. 1. She said (that) that flat was not very big, but it was
large enough for a young couple like us. 2. She told me
the rent was 400 euros a month but it didn’t include gas
and electricity. 3. She said (that) that block of flats was
really quiet and all the neighbours were nice and friendly. 4. She said all the rooms had been recently decorated and they looked beautiful. 5. She told me we had to
make up our minds in a short time because other people were interested in it. 6. She said the previous tenant
was a bank clerk who had moved up north the week
before. 7. She said that she was going to clean out the
garage which is included in the rent. 8. She told me to
go back there anytime with you to have another look.
A. 1. Mum told me I shouldn’t make so much noise at night.
2. The manager said we could arrange an appointment
for the following Saturday morning. 3. Granny said she
would like some more sugar in her tea. 4. My brother
told me Mary might come with us that evening. 5. My
father said to me he wouldn’t give me any money
again. 6. The policeman said I mustn’t park my car
there. 7. Jeff told me that that could be the right solution for my problem. 8. They told me they could give
me a hand then.
B. 1. Mary ordered her son not to shout because the
baby was sleeping. 2. She offered me some fish and
chips. 3. The doctor suggested practising some sport
if I wanted to lose weight. 4. Helen invited Barbara to
come to her birthday party. 5. John convinced Mary to
try the cake. 6. The teacher reminded us to bring our
dictionaries. 7. The museum attendant warned us not
to take photos in there.
C. Possibili domande e risposte
1. Mark: There’s a good bargain for a house advertised in the paper. You should phone. Susan: I’ll think
about it but I’m sure it’s not the right house for me.
Mark: Come on, try. I think you should phone and see
it. Susan: Ok I’ll do it.
2. Susan: Mark, I have arranged an appointment to
see the house. I’ll phone you later. Mark: Remember
to be confident and not to seem too interested. Are
you going alone? Susan: I’m going with a friend.
Mark: Why don’t you go on your own?/I think you
should go on your own.
3. Susan: Hi Mark. It was really nice, I liked it a lot! The
price is reasonable too. I would have to do very little on
the house before moving in. Mark: Good, I’m glad. Did
it seem the right house for you? Susan: Yes, you were
right. Mark: What are you going to do now? Susan:
I’m going to buy it and I promise to invite you to my
house warming party next month.
F.1. “I was alone in an old bar in Edinburgh one afternoon
last summer, when a pretty, young girl came up to me
and asked me if my name was Mike. I answered that it
was and asked her if we had met before. She stared at
me a little surprised and then answered yes, we had. She
asked me if I remembered her name. I replied that I was
sorry but I didn’t remember it at all. She reminded me
that her name was Helen and asked me if she could ask
me some questions. I replied that she could ask me all
the questions she wanted. She asked me if I still lived in
Leicester and if I had finished university. I replied that I
had moved to Liverpool and I worked in a travel agency.
She informed me that she knew I hadn’t got married yet
and advised me to wait before deciding. Then I asked her
how she knew all that about me. She replied that she
couldn’t tell me and urged me not to ask her that question again. I suggested having something to drink together. She explained she couldn’t and had to go immediately... I stayed there without realizing who that girl was...”
F.2. Helen: Is your name Mike?
Mike: Yes, it is. Have we met before?
Helen: Yes, we have. Do you remember my name?
Mike: I’m sorry, I don’t remember it at all.
Helen: My name is Helen… Can I ask you some questions?
Mike: Yes, you can ask all the questions you want.
Helen: Do you still live in Leicester? And have you
finished university?
Mike: I’ve moved to Liverpool and I work in a travel
Helen: I know you haven’t got married yet... and you’d
better wait before deciding…
Mike: How do you know all that about me?
Helen: I’m sorry but I can’t tell you... and please, don’t
ask me this question again...
Mike: Why don’t we have something to drink together...
Helen: I’m sorry but I can’t, I have to/must go right
A. 1. A new swimming pool will be opened next February.
party next week! 2. Mary, what about making one of
your delicious chocolate cakes? 3. Good evening Mr
Hunter, would you like to come to my party? 4. Come
on, Robert ! You can’t miss it. 5. Hi Mark, don’t forget
to bring your latest CDs.
2. All those reports have been typed by Ms Layton.
3. Eggs must be kept in a cool place. 4. I was being
followed by a strange man in the underground. 5. The
Pyramids were built by the ancient Egyptians. 6. I’m
going to be invited to Mary’s dinner. 7. Mobiles are not
allowed in this room. 8. It is said that house prices will
increase again.
D.2. 1. Susan informed her mother that she was having a
B. 1. Are oranges grown in cold countries? No, they aren’t.
D.1. 1. Mum, do you know? I’m having a house warming
house warming party the following week. 2. Susan
suggested that Mary should make one of her delicious
chocolate cakes. 3. Susan invited Mr Hunter to come
to her party. 4. Susan convinced/persuaded Robert to
come to her party. 5. Susan reminded Mark to bring his
latest CDs.
E. 1. Peter invited me to see the Picasso exhibition in Venice
with him the following weekend. 2. My parents convinced me to stay at home that night. 3. Robert recommended that I should go/I go to see that film.
4. He offered to look after the children. 5. She reminded
me to buy some bread before coming back home.
6. They informed us that they were going to spend a week
in France before the end of March. 7. The boss suggested stopping for a while and having a cup of coffee. 8. The
police warned us not to use the underground at night.
2. Was the steam engine invented in the USA? No, it
wasn’t. 3. Will the Twin Towers be built again in the near
future? Yes, they will. 4. Is Italian food known all over the
world? Yes, it is. 5. Are Mercedes cars manufactured in
Belgium? No, they aren’t. 6. Is research being carried
out on avian flu? Yes, it is. 7. Was Britain invaded by the
Normans in 1066? Yes, it was. 8. Is Spanish spoken in
Brazil? No, it isn’t. 9. Was Hadrian’s wall built by the
Romans? Yes, it was. 10. Are the members of the
House of Lords elected? No, they aren’t.
C. 1. Yesterday I was stopped by a policeman at the crossroads. 2. The passengers must be informed about the
delay. 3. All the documents will be sent by air mail.
4. Good furniture is made in that factory. 5. Only Mark
and Anne have been told about Mary’s marriage.
6. Good wine is produced in France. 7. The dog had
already been fed by Mary when I got home. 8. This apple
tree was planted by my grandfather many years ago.
D. 1. Animals are not allowed in here./We don’t allow animals in here. 2. Cash and credit cards are accepted./
We accept cash and credit cards. 3. A clerk with
experience is required here./We require a clerk with
experience. 4. Foreign newspapers are sold here./We
sell foreign newspapers. 5. Bikes and motorbikes are
rented here./We rent bikes and motorbikes. 6. Italian
pizza and French fries are delivered to your house./We
deliver Italian pizza and French fries to your house.
7. The real Italian espresso is made here./We make
the real Italian espresso. 8. French and English are
spoken here./We speak French and English.
E. The project for a new comfortable fast train has recently been completed by Italy and France in cooperation.
In both these countries the government wants to reduce
transport by cars and lorries which causes dreadful
pollution. The project has been funded and a lot of
money has been invested in looking for the best
engineers in Europe. Three young talented engineers
were found after an international selection. One of
them is Italian. A few months later the project was presented to the public. The first new fast train will be
inaugurated in a year’s time and it is said travelling
time will be reduced by half. For this reason it is supposed that this new train will be used by a lot of people every day, commuters who, in the past, were
forced to travel by car because of the slow old trains.
Each train will be sold at a very high cost, so tickets
are believed to be very expensive.
F. 1. How many engineers were found? 2. When was the
project presented to the public? 3. When will the new
train be inaugurated? 4. How much time will be
reduced? 5. Will the new train be used by many people?
G. 1b; 2a; 3b; 4c; 5a; 6b
A. 1. A suitcase was given to Eric for his birthday. 2. You
will be taught the basic steps of ballroom dancing.
3. Candidates are never asked questions about their
private life. 4. The documents should have been sent
to you immediately. 5. You wouldn’t have been offered
the job if she had known that you couldn’t drive. 6. He
was being shown around the new factory when he had
a heart attack. 7. They might be told the truth one day.
B. 1. A small dictionary has been sent to her. 2. When she
arrives, she will be taught the correct pronunciation.
3. She has been promised a driver and a small hut.
4. She has been asked not to take photos. 5. She has
been offered advice by some anthropologists. 6. She
has been given extra money for the journey. 7. She was
paid a large sum of money before she left. 8. She hopes
that she will be asked to go on television.
C. A delayed departure
You won’t believe it but our last holiday was full of
unpredictable events. Everything began when the train
suddenly broke down and they asked us to get on a
bus for Termini Station. Once there we were told that
the shuttle staff to the airport was on strike. However,
we were promised that we would have been taken to
the airport on time for our flight. But when we arrived
there the plane had already taken off. We were offered
hot drinks and given blankets while waiting for the next
flight. Before departing the following day, we were told
that we would be given a bonus for our future flights.
At the moment the bonus hasn’t been sent yet./We
haven’t been sent the bonus yet.
57, 58, 59
A. 1. If you want to look like an angel, wash your hair with
Glory shampoo. 2. If you want men to fall at your feet,
wear this exotic perfume. 3. If you buy two paperbacks, you will get one free. 4. If you book your holiday
now, you’ll save £100. 5. If you send in this coupon,
you’ll get a free gift.
B. 1f; 2d; 3c; 4g; 5a; 6b; 7h; 8e
C.1. Dear Lilly, I am sixteen years old and I am “invisibile”.
Nobody takes any notice of me because I have got
such an ordinary face and shapeless body. If only I
were more attractive! What makes things worse is that
my best friend is stunningly beautiful and obviously
attracts all the boys. At school my marks are much
better than hers but that doesn’t seem to matter in life
if you’re a girl. There are times I wish I were a boy! Life
is pretty miserable right now and my parents aren’t
much help. I wish they would stop telling me what to
do all the time. I’m an only child so they worry about
me day and night. If only I had an older sister I could
talk to and joke with! I know it sounds ungrateful but I
wish I had never been born! Desperate Dorrie
C.2. Dear Dorrie, do not despair about your physical
appearance, that can be changed quite easily these
days. If you did some sport, you would get into shape
and feel better about your body. If you went to the
hairdresser’s, you could change your ordinary look.
You would not be invisible if you added some colour
to your hair. Who knows, you could add some colour
to your life too. If I were you, I wouldn’t complain
about my parents. When you are older, you will
realize how lucky you are to have parents who care
about you so much. You are an intelligent girl and have
a lot to offer, so keep studying. If you talk about interesting things, you will attract interesting boys.
Remember, brains last longer than beauty. If you wait
a little longer, you’ll see. Good luck, Lillian
D.1. The Tower of London was built in 1078 by William
the Conqueror and has served many purposes. It was
once a prison where very famous people were tortured and executed. Anne Boleyn was beheaded
there in 1536 for treason against her husband King
Henry VIII. She has been seen walking around the
tower with her head under her arm. In World War I,
eleven German spies were shot in the Tower and in
1942 Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, was imprisoned
there for four days. However, the most important
guests of the Tower are not people but birds. There
have been six ravens in residence for centuries. It is
not known when they arrived. The oldest raven, who
died at the age of forty-four, was called Jim Crow.
Legend says that if they leave the Tower, the Kingdom
will fall and so it is no surprise that they are treated
with extreme care. In fact, the birds are fed by a special ravenmaster every day while tourists watch in
amazement. The birds have never been recorded
absent at the Tower except in 1946 after World War II.
It is unlikely that the ravens will fly away again because
their wings are clipped whenever they are replaced.
At the beginning of 2006, the ravens were moved
indoors because of the avian flu scare but now they
can be seen by curious onlookers around the grounds
of the Tower. Their names are Gwylum, Thor, Hugine,
Munin, Branwen, and Baldrick. They can easily be
identified by their coloured leg-rings. Thor, for example, wears a light green one. Of course there are other
things of interest to see at the Tower including the
Crown Jewels which have been kept there since
1303 after they were stolen from Westminster Abbey.
5. Margaret: This is your aunt speaking. I need some
advice on buying a computer. Call me back when you
can as I’m at home most of the time, but not after midnight of course.
Risposta 1e; 2b; 3a; 4c; 5d
G.2. 1. Because he’s been asked to play golf. 2. That
3. The Kingdom will fall; 4. At the beginning of 2006
because of the avian flu scare; 5. The Crown Jewels
Louise was working hard on a new project and that
she had a new boyfriend. 3. Because he misses her.
4. To do research into the effects of acupuncture.
5. She’ll tell Louise all about it over dinner. 6. Any time
but not after midnight.
E. 1. As soon as I get a good, well paid job, I will move
H. 1. Dominique asked if I wanted to go to the pub for
D.2. 1. Anne Boleyn’s ghost; 2. Eleven German spies;
to a big house with a garden. 2. While I am still single,
I’ll go out with my friends every night. 3. I will travel
around the world as soon as I earn some money. 4. If
the new job becomes permanent, I will pay a person
to do all my housework. 5. If Paul rings me this
evening, I will go out with him. 6. If he invites me out
next Friday, I’ll tell him I am busy. 7. Until you come, I
will do a crossword to fill in the time.
lunch the following day. 2. I said, “You must stop talking here and now”. 3. She said, “Please book two seats
at the theatre for next Sunday.” 4. She said, “I have forgotten my purse.” 5. “If I were you, I would book immediately if you want to get the cheapest flight.”
Rick: I love you more than words can tell. I’ve always
loved you even before I met you. I’ve been looking for
someone like you all my life. I want to spend the rest of
my life with you. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love
you. I’ll stay with you till the oceans run dry. I can do
anything if you are by my side. I would die for you. Do
you love me?
Carla: No, I don’t. Please go home to your wife.
He said he loved me more than words can tell.
He said he had loved me even before he had met me.
He said he had been looking for someone like me all
his life.
He said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me.
He said he had never loved anyone the way he loved
He said he would stay with me till the oceans ran dry.
He said he could do anything if I were by his side.
He said he would die for me.
He asked me if I loved him.
I said I didn’t.
I told him to go home to his wife.
A. 1. She’s too poor to stop working. 2. There are too few
Hi. Sorry I can’t talk to you right now but if you leave a
message, I’ll call you back as soon as I can. Please
speak after the tone. Thanks.
1. Bob: Hi honey. It’s me, Bob. Where are you? It’s
about Saturday night. I’ve been asked to play golf with
one of our Japanese clients so I won’t be able to pick
you up until seven o’clock. Is that all right with you?
Anyway, I’ll give you a ring later. Bye.
2. Mother: Hello dear. It’s your mother here. I believe
that you are working hard on a new project and that
you have a new boyfriend. Is it true? I got the news
from your sister. If you find the time, please phone me
and tell me what’s going on.
3. Damian: Hello darling. I miss you. Stop working so
hard and call me. I won’t be able to do anything all day
unless I hear your beautiful voice at least once. See
you later, same time, same place. Bye for now.
4. Marie: Hi Louise. This is Marie. Sorry you’re not in,
I just wanted to let you know that I’m being sent to
China to do research into the effects of acupuncture
next week and I won’t be back until the beginning of
February. I’ll try and contact you before I go. It should
be an interesting experience. I’ll tell you all about it over
dinner when I get back. Bye.
people to start the meeting. 3. It’s too good to be true
4. There’s too little food to have a party. 5. It’s too difficult to understand. 6. There’s too little time to catch
the train. 7. It’s too heavy to carry.
1. My bedroom is too small. There isn’t even enough
space for a chair. 2. There’s always too much traffic
and there aren’t enough car parks. 3. He’s too shy to
ask her out to dinner. 4. Most high school students
think that there are too many exams and not enough
holidays. 5. He’s old enough to be her father!
1a; 2b; 3b; 4c; 5c; 6a; 7b; 8c; 9c; 10a
1. I wish I could sing. 2. I wish my parents would pay
my phone bills. 3. I wish I didn’t have a long nose. 4. If
he had more money, he wouldn’t have to borrow any
from his friends. 5. If she had passed her final exams,
she would have gone to university.
1c; 2d; 3e; 4b; 5a
1. He said that in tribal societies telepathy is/was
accepted as a human faculty. 2. He explained that he
had been conducting experiments in that field for many
years especially with the Aborigines of Australia. Results
three years before had been fascinating. 3. He
announced that the following month he was going to
carry out an experiment between two astronauts in
space and two recipients on earth. 4. He said/explained
that he would be monitoring the brain waves of the volunteers. 5. He hoped that he would have extra financial
support from the government this time. 6. He said in the
future he would be able to use more sophisticated technology so results should be more accurate.
1. Over 200,000 children are born every day in the
world. 2. Greenhouse gases are constantly being produced in great amounts. 3. At least 25,000 square
kilometres of Amazonian rainforest will be destroyed
by the end of this year. 4. A new videogame has just
been created. 5. Thousands of pounds were donated
to the International Red Cross last year. 6. Last night
the President was asked to sign an agreement to end
the civil war. 7. A criminal organization has been
found guilty of illegally transporting arms to Africa.
8. The serial killer will be sentenced tomorrow morning by the High Court. 9. Many German cars are
assembled in Spain. 10. Who was that newspaper
article written by?
A. 1. He had his blood pressure measured after the
race. 2. You should have your hair cut before you go
to your job interview. 3. Why don’t you have your car
serviced at my garage? 4. The house is a real mess
because we are having a new central heating system installed. 5. Peter is having his arm tattooed at
a place on King’s Road.
B. 1. My mother made me stay at home and study for my
maths test. 2. I wish I was/were allowed to stay up
late. 3. They let me in at 4:30 yesterday afternoon.
4. They made me take off my shoes and socks last
time. 5. You are not allowed to smoke in restaurants
or anywhere in public.
C. 1. I’d better have my eyes tested. 2. I’ll order the
books on the Internet and have them sent to your
new address. 3. She had her car repaired last week
but it still doesn’t work properly. 4. They’re in the gym
having their photo taken for the school magazine.
5. I’ll have to have it dry-cleaned for the second time
this month.
D. 1. Does your maths teacher let you use a calculator
during the lesson? 2. He got me to learn a bit of
English so that I could get by in England. 3. When Ray
told me his secrets he made me promise not to tell
anyone. 4. Zoe always lets me stay at her house when
I’m in town. 5. I got my mother to send me some
money from England last week. 6. Justin’s parents
make him tidy his room before he goes out to see his
friends. 7. Julia’s mother doesn’t let her phone her
boyfriend until she’s done the washing-up. 8. David
gets his girlfriend to watch football on TV with him at
home on Saturdays.
E. 1. We’d better have it repaired. 2. We must have the
curtains cleaned. 3. We’ll have to have them painted.
4. We must have it replaced. 5. We’d better have the
grass cut. 6. We’ll have to have the gate fixed.
F. 1. I have my clothes designed by Armani. 2. I have my
breakfast brought to my room every morning. 3. I make
my domestic helpers clean my silver every day. 4. I
don’t let anyone into my gym. 5. I make my gardener
cut off the dead flowers every day.
A. 1d; 2a; 3g; 4b; 5h; 6f; 7e; 8c
B. 1. waiting; 2. staring; 3. writing; 4. to work; 5. living;
We hope to see you here in the gym on Tuesday
evening October third. Remember to bring comfortable clothes as well as an open mind. Tai Chi will help
you to stop being worried about the material aspects
of life and to start living again.
D. Annabelle: 02 086 513 648. Hello?
Steve: Hello, is that you Annabelle? It’s me again,
Annabelle: Oh, Steve. Not again! Why do you keep on
phoning me?
Steve: I forgot to tell you something.
Annabelle: Can’t it wait until tomorrow? I really don’t
feel like talking to anyone just now. I’m tired and I
haven’t finished eating yet.
Steve: But I love listening to your relaxed voice. In
fact I can’t stop thinking about you. I can’t stand
being away from you for more than five minutes. Life
is not worth living if you’re not here with me. What I’m
trying to say is that I would like to marry you.
Annabelle: Would you mind saying that again? I didn’t
hear you properly.
Steve: Will you marry me Annabelle?
Annabelle: Oh, come on Steve. You can’t be serious!
I enjoy going out with you but marriage means losing
my freedom. I’m too young for that.
Steve: Oh, I see. Well, in that case goodnight and
E. 1. She gave up smoking two years ago. 2. I’m really
looking forward to seeing John next week. 3. I miss
living in Italy. 4. “Would you like to come to my birthday
party?” 5. They prefer walking to driving. 6. I meant to
tell him
F. I hate to admit it but I’m tired of living in this big city. I
remember coming here from my small country village
full of energy and enthusiasm. I finished studying
when I was only sixteen because I wanted to make
money as soon as possible. I left home a year later
ready to start a new life in the big city. I didn’t mind
working hard at the beginning and I enjoyed meeting
new people but after ten years of boring jobs and wild
parties I miss talking to real friends about the simple
things in life. I really can’t stand walking along crowded
streets in the rain every day. I would like to go back to
my village and be near my family again but it’s impossible to find a job there. I once considered buying a small
house in the country but the prices kept on going up
while my salary stayed the same. I can’t even afford to
buy a car at the moment. I should stop complaining
and try looking for a solution to my problems.
6. to have; 7. raining/to rain, to get
C. You are stressed out. You had to put off going on
holiday this year. You can’t stand working in a grey
office all day. You fancy trying steps in a new direction.
You enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life.
Why not try embracing a new way of life by coming to
our Tai Chi course? You will practise using body and
mind together and you will learn to observe the small
but vital things that surround you. There is no age limit
as you can keep doing Tai Chi all your life wherever
you are whenever you want. You will also be able to
defend yourself for it is one of the martial arts from
China which means acquiring fighting techniques
together with the graceful movements of dance.
Take that first step
A. 1. which; 2. where; 3. whose; 4. which; 5. who;
6. which; 7. whose
B. 1. The saxophone player I listened to is a busker.
2. The meat I ate for lunch gave me indigestion. 3. The
digital camera I bought yesterday takes superb photos. 4. The baby I’m looking after is Chinese. 5. The
film we saw at the Mayfair cinema is French. 6. The bus
driver I spoke to was helpful. 7. The book I finished
reading last night is fascinating. 8. That girl I went on
holiday with is my sister-in-law.
C. 1. The spectacular Hindu temple in London, which was
built from Carrara and Bulgarian marble, was opened in
1995. 2. Alfred Hitchcock, who was master of the
thriller genre, was born in the notoriously poor East End
of London. 3. The medieval tower on the hill, which
was damaged during the 1997 earthquake, belongs to
my father-in-law. 4. Iris Origo, whose diary of the war in
Tuscany is still in print, was married to a rich Italian
landowner. 5. Phillip Island, where there is a population
of fairy penguins, is not far from Melbourne. 6. Marcus
Aurelius, whose “Meditations” contains twelve books
of his sayings, was an active Roman emperor.
D. 1. A pensioner is a person who has retired. 2. Australia
is a continent where koalas still live. 3. An optician is a
person whose job is to check people’s sight. 4. The
31st of October is the day when children wear scary
costumes. 5. Pubs are places where young people like
going to at weekends. 6. Amnesty International is an
organization which helps governments respect human
rights. 7. A philosopher is someone who tries to
explain the meaning of life and knowledge. 8. J. K.
Rowling is an author whose books have been translated
into many languages.
E. 1. That is the man I was married to for twenty years.
2. This is the man I’m living with now. 3. The club I
belong to has a good restaurant. 4. The girl you are
waiting for has been delayed in the traffic. 5. That’s the
house I was born in/where I was born.
F. 1. The tennis club, whose membership fee is very high,
is right near my house. 2. The Ugly Duckling, which
was written by H.C. Andersen, was my favourite fairytale. 3. You know, the job (which/that) you applied for
last month is still available. 4. The documents
(which/that) you are looking for have already been sent
to the lawyer. 5. The company which my father worked
for has become a world leader in robotics./The company for which my father worked has become a world
leader in robotics.
not used to seeing so many people riding around in
the snow. I can’t wait to get an old bicycle for myself. I
wonder if I will ever get used to riding one in Italian
traffic when I get back home. Another pleasant aspect
of life here is that most people speak good English.
One reason is that the Swedish watch films on TV in
the original language, something that Italians are not
used to doing. The school where I teach has a flexible timetable and so I will have to get used to teaching in the afternoons. On Saturday schools are closed
here so why don’t you come over for a long weekend
and see everything for yourself? Love, Anna
A. 1. This is the kangaroo which I saw. 2. This is the jeep
I went everywhere in. 3. This is the beach I walked
along. 4. These are the Aborigines whose painting I
bought./These are the Aborigines I bought the painting
from./This is the painting I bought from the Aborigines.
5. This is the hotel (where) I stayed./This is the hotel I
stayed in. 6. This is the boy whose face was being
B. 1. Libraries are places where you can borrow books.
2. The Ganges is a river which is sacred for Hindus.
3. Vampires are people whose teeth are very sharp.
4. Koalas are marsupials which sleep during the day.
5. Australia is a country where you don’t feel crowded
in. 6. Greta Garbo was an actress who played tragic
C. 1. What did your life use to be like in the tropics when
you were there? 2. I used to eat mangoes and pineapples for breakfast every morning. 3. I used to walk
miles to school. 4. I didn’t use to have any winter
clothes. 5. There didn’t use to be any beach umbrellas
in those days.
D. 1. My mother had her hair dyed red by the hairdresser.
A.1. 1. Women didn’t use to have washing machines.
2. It used to snow a lot in winter. 3. People didn’t use
to travel abroad so much. 4. People used to listen to
the radio at home in the fifties. 5. People used to write
letters but now they send e-mails. 6. Women didn’t
use to have the same opportunities as men. 7. Street
lights used to be lit by gas. 8. There didn’t use to be so
many cars on the road. 9. There used to be more community spirit. 10. Factories didn’t use to be as safe as
they are today.
A.2. 1. It would snow a lot in winter. 2. People would listen mainly to the radio at home in the fifties. 3. People
would write letters but now they send e-mails.
B. Dear Zoe, here I am in the south of Sweden not far
from the bridge with Denmark. I couldn’t believe it
when I first got off the train, it was snowing in April! You
know how I love the heat! It will be hard to get used
to living in such a cold climate. Another difficult thing
for me is eating times. Here they have dinner at 6:30
when I’m not at all hungry. I’m afraid I just can’t get
used to eating so early. I wake up in the middle of the
night starving. Thank goodness there’s a huge breakfast. I haven’t got used to drinking large cups of
Swedish coffee. When I take the train in the morning
everything is so silent, the train, the passengers and
the snow, so I have already got used to reading on
my half hour journey into the beautiful university city of
Lund. Everyone seems to have a bicycle here. I am
2. I am going to have my nails manicured tomorrow.
3. The building used to be an infants school. 4. He was
made to leave the country. 5. I am never allowed to
borrow his car. 6. She won’t allow them to/let them
change the date.
A: Well, how did it all start? B: It started out as a bit
of a joke really. My friends got me to go on one of
those talent contests on TV, just for a laugh – you
know how it is – and I won. A: When did you start
playing the guitar? B: My parents made me play the
violin when I was quite young. Oh, you can’t imagine
how I used to hate practising every day! It was hopeless, I was no good at all. When I tried to tell them that
I would never become a violinist, they just wouldn’t listen. They used to lock me in my room and I wasn’t
allowed out until dinner time. I used to sit there and
dream of a better life or just look out of the window. I
refused to play a single note on that instrument of torture. The saying “you can lead a horse to water but you
can’t make it drink” is so true. Then one day I
remember opening the window and hearing the most
exciting sound I had ever heard. It was the song by
Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here”. It changed my life
completely and now I’m here where I wish to be. I’ll
never forget picking up my first guitar in the local
music shop. I miraculously started playing and just
kept on playing for hours inventing rhythms. I didn’t
stop playing until the owner came up to me and
asked who I was. Nobody, I said. He then had the
guitar sent to my address saying: “You’ll be somebody soon, let me know how you get on”. Now he’s
my manager and friend. A: It sounds like a fairy tale.
What about your parents? B: Well, at first they were
furious. They wouldn’t let me in the house when I had
my nose pierced and my arm tattooed. Anyway,
now they seem to have got used to being the parents of a wild guitarist and not a serious violinist. I
went back to see them recently and I couldn’t believe
my eyes. My room was exactly the way it used to be
before I left home a few years ago. My old desk, my
clothes and posters were all there, even the violin
that was standing silently in the corner where I had
abandoned it a long long time ago. Then I noticed
the labels and I couldn’t help laughing. My room,
my prison, is now a museum!
F. 1c; 2a; 3c; 4a; 5c; 6b; 7c; 8c; 9a; 10b; 11b
1. A: What happened at the airport? B: It was terrible.
First they made us take off our shoes and empty our
handbags. They made us hand over lipsticks and face
powder. One man wasn’t allowed to keep his brand
new Mont Blanc pen. We were all thirsty but they
wouldn’t let us take any drinks on board. They made
us open all our suitcases and then we were made to
stand in a queue for three hours. I’m going to travel by
car from now on.
2. A: How does it feel to be rich? B: Great. I don’t have
to worry about anything. I have my clothes made, my
shopping delivered, my house cleaned, my dinner
prepared and my car washed. And just in case, I
have my blood pressure checked every day.
H. The fox and the crow
Once upon a time there was a crow who (had) found
a big piece of tasty cheese that was worth keeping
from the other animals. So he quickly put it in his
mouth and flew up into a tree. A hungry fox, who was
wandering around the wood, saw the crow with the
cheese and immediately tried to find a way of getting
it. She wasn’t used to eating cheese but she remembered tasting it once. She started flattering the crow to
make him drop the cheese. “Oh, crow you are such a
beautiful, intelligent bird, it’s a pity you can’t sing.”
These words made him feel important. He didn’t like
singing but he couldn’t help showing how good he
was. And so he started singing/to sing and the cheese
fell out of his mouth. The fox, whose cunning is well
known, immediately ate the cheese with great enjoyment. Moral: He who only listens to flattery forgets
everything else.
C. 1c; 2e; 3b; 4g; 5d; 6a; 7f
D. Jennifer: Why didn’t you and your sister come to
Joe’s wedding on Saturday?
Julie: To cut a long story short, neither my sister nor
I had anything to wear. Our wardrobe is full of jeans
and T- shirts but nothing elegant. We couldn’t possibly
go in jeans and neither of us had the time to go shopping.
Jennifer: I see what you mean.
Julie: Anyway, what was the big wedding like?
Jennifer: Well, actually, you didn’t miss much. First of
all, the ceremony was far too long and when we eventually sat down to eat four hours later, the food was
stone cold. Then, to make things worse, it started
raining so we couldn’t sit outside. The dance music
was fine for the grandparents so in the end most of us
went home earlier than expected. What’s more, I had
an argument with my boyfriend because he got drunk
on champagne. By the way, what did you two end up
Julie: Well, both of us decided to go and visit our long
lost aunt in Devon. She’s quite old but full of life as well
as being rich and generous. She took us to the best
fish restaurant in town.
Jennifer: Lucky you!
E. 1. As he had run out of credit he couldn’t phone me.
2. Since you hate jazz, I won’t invite you to the jazz
club. 3. I went to the post office to send a parcel.
4. Shona is saving money in order to buy a car. 5. In
spite of being scared of flying, I decided to travel by air.
6. Despite being better qualified, I didn’t get the job.
F. 1. In spite of having a bad headache/In spite of my bad
headache, I decided to go to the cinema all the same.
2. Despite having a lot of responsibility, I’m not wellpaid. 3. Even if it rains, we’re going to play tennis.
4. Although her friends phone her every day, she still
feels lonely. 5. Even though my boyfriend hates my
bright red shoes, I’m going to wear them all the
same./I’m going to wear my bright red shoes even
though my boyfriend hates them. 6. I went to the new
Thai restaurant so that I could try a coconut sauce.
G. 1. The bus drivers are going on strike in order to
protest about working conditions. 2. I always brush my
teeth even if I’m not at home. 3. She’s good at maths
whereas her brother is good at languages. 4. He
couldn’t get to their wedding. However, he sent them
a telegram. 5. I got there on time in spite of the heavy
traffic. 6. She refused to speak to him even though he
sent her red roses every day.
H. Although this has been a bad month for you, things
A. 1. As it’s a long train journey, I’ll take a book with me.
2. They had to take their car because of the train
strike./Because of the train strike, they had to take
their car. 3. I’d better write down her phone number so
that I will remember it/I won’t forget it. 4. I love both
Italian wine and Scottish whisky. 5. I don’t like either
the red shoes or the brown shoes.
B. 1. I can come either this afternoon or after dinner, you
decide. 2. She is both very intelligent and very beautiful. 3. Both my son and my daughter were born in
March. 4. He both read the book and saw the film. 5. I
have got neither the patience nor the time to learn
are beginning to look up. For those of you who are single, love is just around the corner despite the fact that
you no longer believe it’s possible. However, you
should think twice before you speak to strangers as
you are a bit aggressive at the moment. On the other
hand, this extra energy means that you are ready to
take risks so now’s the time to take up new physical
activities so that you will be fit for whatever lies ahead.
You are basically kind and generous but be careful
with money at the moment because people could take
advantage of you. You consider honesty a sign of
strength, whereas others consider it a sign of weakness. To find your way out of the dark, just follow your
instinct and trust your intuition. Remember that “every
cloud has a silver lining” and even though your clouds
are black at the moment, the light will soon come shining through.
I. 1. Both airlines leave twice a day. 2. Neither airline
serves free meals on board. 3. Both airlines offer competitive prices 4. Neither airline accepts phone bookings. 5. Neither airline supplies a free airport-city bus
J. 1. Neither of them are/is meeting me/us at the station.
2. All of you passed the exam. 3. We played neither
tennis nor volleyball. 4. We/I tried both the chocolate
cake and the lemon tart. 5. I/We haven’t spoken either
to Helen or Max.
months ago. 3. A fire broke out at the factory because
of a faulty electrical system. 4. My son is getting on
very well at high school. 5. The plane took off very late
because some pilots went on strike. 6. I couldn’t work
out the answer so I asked my teacher to help me.
7. He put off the meeting until Monday.
C. 1c; 2d; 3e; 4f; 5a; 6g; 7b
D. 1. getting up; 2. put off; 3. given up; 4. carry out; 5. set
off; 6. getting on
E. 1. work out; 2. put off; 3. Bringing up; 4. turn off;
5. give up; 6. fill in
A.1. 1c; 2e; 3f; 4g; 5a; 6b; 7d
A.2. 1. She won’t tell me, will she? 2. George hasn’t got a
girlfriend, has he? 3. It was cold, wasn’t it? 4. He
couldn’t swim, could he? 5. Sean lives in London,
doesn’t he? 6. Fleming is Danish, isn’t he?
B. 1. No, it isn’t. Canberra is the capital, isn’t it? 2. No
they don’t. They drive on the left, don’t they? 3. No,
they don’t. They live in Africa, don’t they? 4. No, he
wasn’t. He was born in England, wasn’t he?
C. Jeff: Hi, you come here often, don’t you?
Louise: No I don’t. This is the first time actually.
Jeff: But your face is very familiar. Ah, I know. You
don’t go the gym on the corner, do you?
Louise: I’ve never been to a gym in my life. Look at me
again. I’m not exactly the sporty type now, am I?
Jeff: Well, perhaps not. Hmm, I remember, you’re a
friend of Phil’s, aren’t you?
Louise: Phil who?
Jeff: Phil Lamb. You were at his party last Saturday,
weren’t you?
Louise: You can’t be serous, can you? You’re not trying to chat me up, are you?
Jeff: Me? I wouldn’t dare do such a thing, would I?
Louise: Hmm?
Jeff: I’m being too friendly, aren’t I?
Louise: You can say that again!
Jeff: I’ve got it. You’ve been to Scottie’s jazz club
recently, haven’t you?
Louise: Well, yes. I was there two weeks ago to hear
that American Blues singer. But we didn’t meet there,
did we?
Jeff: Oh yes, we did. I obviously didn’t make a very
good impression on you, did I? You were standing
right behind me. I smiled at you and you looked at me
with a strange light in your eyes.
Louise: Ah! Now it’s all coming back to me. You were
wearing a red shirt, weren’t you?
Jeff: That’s right.
Louise: There was a girl in a bright green dress next to
you, wasn’t there?
Jeff: That’s right.
Louise: Well, that strange light in my eyes was anger.
I couldn’t hear a thing because someone in a red shirt
kept on chatting to a girl in a green dress all through
the concert. The conversation started out something
like this: “Hi, you come here often, don’t you?”
F. 1. leave; 2. dressed myself in; 3. stopped trying; 4. continued to the end; 5. making progress; 6. visited me;
7. discovered; 8. left the ground
G. 1d; 2e; 3f; 4b; 5a; 6g; 7c
H. 1. look into; 2. looked after; 3. come across; 4. go
through; 5. take after
I. 1. get away with; 2. get on with; 3. put up with;
4. come up with; 5. fed up with; 6. looking for; 7. looking forward to
J. 1a; 2b; 3c; 4a; 5c; 6b; 7c; 8c; 9a
K. Judy: Hi Sasha, how are you getting on in your new
Sasha: Not too well, I’m afraid. My boss told me off
the other day because I was late again.
Judy: That’s not like you. I remember that you were
always so punctual when we worked together.
Sasha: Well, the truth is that I’m going through a bad
time right now. My boyfriend left me a few months ago
and I still haven’t got over it. Then last month someone broke into my flat and stole all my jewellery. To
make matters worse, my TV has broken down so I
can’t even relax in the evening.
Judy: Oh dear! How awful! Is there anything I can do
to help?
Sasha: Thanks for the offer but I don’t think you could
put up with my bad moods at the moment. By the
way, how are you? You’re looking very fit and healthy.
Judy: I feel great. I’ve managed to give up smoking
and I go to the gym three times a week. Look, I’ve got
an idea. Why don’t we go and have a coffee and
chocolate cake in that new café in Poland Street? It
might cheer you up a bit.
Sasha: That’s very kind of you but I have to go and
pick up my niece at 6 o’clock. She’s at a friend’s place
right on the other side of town so I’d better set off now
before rush hour starts.
Judy: Where’s your sister?
Sasha: She’s in bed with flu and her husband is away
on business so I’ve promised to look after my niece.
Luckily she takes after her father who is good fun to
be with. My sister can be a bit too bossy at times.
Judy: Yes, I remember. Well let’s hope things get better soon, they can’t get any worse, can they? Goodbye
Sasha and good luck.
Sasha: Thanks, I could use a bit. Bye and give me a
call when you can.
A. 1. on; 2. out; 3. up; 4. down; 5. up; 6. on, off
A. 1. So does my aunt. 2. So would my mother. 3. Neither
did we. 4. Neither will I. 5. So was Lina. 6. Neither
could I.
B. 1. She gets up every morning at seven o’clock. 2. He’s
B. 1. woke up; 2. got up; 3. put on; 4. look after; 5. break
very bad tempered because he gave up smoking two
in; 6. got in; 7. set off; 8. slow down; 9. run out of;
10. told me off; 11. brought up; 12. turned on; 13. found
out; 14. broke down; 15. gave up; 16. get over; 17. get on
C. Dear Bob, a few months ago while I was going
through some old family letters and documents, I
came across a photo of a cousin of mine who I’d
never met. I found out where he lived and wrote to
him. You can imagine my surprise when I opened the
door the other day and saw him standing there in front
of me. I couldn’t get over the fact that he looked just
like my father, tall and dark with green eyes. We don’t
look at all alike because I take after my mother who is
short and blonde. You know that I’m not used to people calling on me this way but my cousin is a different
matter. Although we are different in many ways, we
seem to be getting on very well with each other. I
think he is going through a hard time so I have decided to look after him for a while. Both of his parents
died when he was young so he was brought up by his
grandparents. I will keep you up to date with the latest news. You must come and see us soon. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Bye for now, Frank
D. Greta was born in Rome but she spent most of her life
in Umbria. Although she was poisoned when she was
only two months old, she managed to survive and this
made her even more special. Despite her constant
desire for anything edible, she wasn’t fat because she
ran like the wind and swam like an Australian lifeguard
when she had the chance. What’s more she could
smell food at incredible distances and had a refined ear
for crackling noises like the opening of a packet of biscuits. She had an aristocratic nature even though she
wasn’t a pure breed. As she was a wonderful mixture
of English setter and golden retriever, her colour blended in perfectly with the autumn leaves. As a result it
was impossible to see her in the woods in late October
but you could hear the rustling of leaves all around
you. When I first saw her she was rolling in the grass
enjoying life to the full. Because of her soft loving
eyes, people easily warmed towards her. In spite of
the fact that she was extremely friendly, she didn’t like
all the dogs she met. Like most of us she was choosy
although she had a certain preference for dogs of
mixed backgrounds with floppy ears like hers. Neither
Malva, her mother, nor Greta was aggressive, on the
contrary, they assumed that the people they met were
as lovely as they were. Both Greta and Malva travelled
all over Europe by car with their friends and stayed in
all sorts of hotels even if they were expensive. A carpet on the floor meant scratching sounds all night
whereas warm wooden floors meant a variety of snoring sounds all through the night especially after a heavy
meal. Greta was killed when she was only twelve
before growing old. She is buried on a hillside under
an olive tree, and is now rolling around in peace with
the whole universe.
1. Lovely day, isn’t it? 2. Yes, it’s wonderful to see the
sun again, isn’t it? 3. The English love the sun, don’t
they? 4. Oh, yes. People don’t usually like the rain, do
they? 5. It was terrible yesterday, wasn’t it? 6. But it
wasn’t as bad as the day before, was it? 7. It’s been
quite a mild autumn, hasn’t it? 8. Yes, this November
hasn’t been too cold, has it? 9. It will be sunny all this
week, won’t it? 10. There won’t be a cloud in the sky,
will there? 11. It used to snow in November, didn’t it?
12. Yes, the seasons aren’t the same any more, are
they? 13. No, we are destroying our planet, aren’t we?
14. We have to stop polluting, don’t we? 15. Look,
that’s our bus, isn’t it? 16. Yes, it’s never on time, is it?
SCHEDE 60-66
A. 1. My parents won’t let me go to Wales next summer.
2. The eggs I had for dinner made me feel ill. 3. Some
songs make me cry. 4. My sister never lets me wear
her jewellery. 5. I finally got him to take me dancing.
B. 1. I must remember to have my membership card
renewed, otherwise I won’t be allowed into the member’s lounge. 2. How often do you have your mobile
phone topped up? 3. After the accident I had to have
my motorbike resprayed. 4. Perhaps you should
have your eyes tested. 5. We’re having our photos
taken tomorrow for the local newspaper. 6. We have
to have our roof repaired. 7. I think we should have
a heating system installed.
C. 1. laughing; 2. going, getting up; 3. interrupting; 4. to
use; 5. locking; 6. to climb; 7. phoning
D. 1. Mrs Pearson, who has worked for the company for
a number of years, has been promoted. 2. I don’t
know the woman (who) my mother’s waiting for.
3. That’s the man (who/whom) I saw outside the bank.
4. The desk (which/that) you’re writing on is broken.
5. This is the watch (that/which) I gave to my husband
for our anniversary. 6. Elisa, whose father owns a
restaurant in London, is an extremely good cook.
7. This Dutch painting, which was bought in an auction, has been in the family for a long time. 8. The pink
Villa in Beverly Hills, where I lived for five years, was
sold to a famous pop star.
E. 1. Warren: What was life like when you were a child?
Jenny: Well, because of my parents’ jobs we used to
travel a lot and so my sister and I were sent to boarding school. At first it was difficult for us because we
were not used to being on our own and we missed
our parents. However, we soon got used to obeying
the rules and disobeying them of course.
Warren: What about your holidays?
Jenny: Other students didn’t use to invite us to their
homes for long weekends but we used to go back
home for the long summer holidays. In those days we
flew in very old planes that didn’t use to have comfortable seats. After a few years of uncomfortable travelling
I am now used to taking any type of transport.
Warren: What about the food at school?
Jenny: You’d be surprised at how young people away
from home get used to eating anything that’s put in
front of them. Actually, the food wasn’t too bad. We
used to have ice cream and chocolate pudding at
least once a week.
F. 1a; 2c; 3b; 4a; 5b; 6b; 7c; 8a; 9b