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Unit 1 standard

  1. 1. Unit 1 Grammar Practice (Standard) 1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. 1 We _________________ (see) the film yesterday. 2 When I got there, Peter _________________ (already / arrive). 3 What time _________________ you _________________ (get up) this morning? 4 He _________________ (not read) that book yet, but he’s going to read it soon. 5 We _________________ (not be) there long when Jill walked in. 6 I _________________ (not hear) of Peter Clark. Who is he? 7 She _________________ (live) here since July. 8 Jack _________________ (arrive) at half past three. 9 A hundred years ago, people _________________ (live) in houses without heating or running water. 10 I _________________ (just / make) some biscuits. Would you like to try one? 2 Match the sentence halves. A ___ 1 I’ve played tennis a last weekend. ___ 2 I went swimming b twice this weekend. B ___ 3 He’s been watching TV c all afternoon. ___ 4 He’s phoned Cathy d twice today. C ___ 5 Joe left the office e before you called. ___ 6 Susie had left f as soon as the meeting ended. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  2. 2. 3 Circle the correct alternatives. 1 I’ve known/been knowing Paula for ages. 2 Jack’s ears were cold because he had forgotten/been forgetting his hat. 3 We have waited/been waiting for you for ages. 4 Tim has told/been telling that joke at least three times. 5 I hadn’t had/been having my lunch so I felt very hungry. 6 How long have you lived/been living in that old house? 4 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. 1 Thomas _________________ (stay) at our house for three weeks now. 2 When we arrived, Bill _________________ (already / leave). It was disappointing not to see him. 3 Tim _________________ (work) at home that morning and didn’t know anything about the fire that took place later in the day at his office. 4 How long _________________ the children _________________ (watch) TV? It’s time they did something else. 5 I _________________ (visit) Paris twice in my life. 6 We _________________ (sunbathe) on this beach all morning. It’s wonderful. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  3. 3. 5 Write sentences using the prompts to make a dialogue. 1 When / you first meet / Samantha? ___________________________________________________________ 2 I / meet / her / in 2008. ___________________________________________________________ 3 How long / she / work / as a journalist / before then? ___________________________________________________________ 4 She / already / work / as a journalist / for two years / when I / meet / her. ___________________________________________________________ 5 you / be / in touch / lately? ___________________________________________________________ 6 We / meet / last month / for a coffee. ___________________________________________________________ 6 Translate the sentences into your own language. 1 Rebecca hadn’t been to a zoo before. ___________________________________________________________ 2 We’ve been working here all afternoon. ___________________________________________________________ 3 I haven’t had my lunch yet. ___________________________________________________________ 4 Jim had been waiting for ages when we finally got there. ___________________________________________________________ 5 How long have you been studying English? ___________________________________________________________ © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  4. 4. Vocabulary Practice (Standard) 1 Add a word from the box to each list. transition debate gossip current affairs unprejudiced tabloid skim journalist 1 newspaper broadsheet _________________ 2 change turning point _________________ 3 impartial objective _________________ 4 shock sensation _________________ 5 news documentary _________________ 6 editor reporter _________________ 7 analyse discuss _________________ 8 browse surf _________________ 2 Complete the sentences with words from 1. 1 I like the _________________ analysis of my newspaper. It gives both sides of a story. 2 Every morning, I _________________ the newspaper headlines to see if there is anything interesting to read in more depth. 3 The discovery of the new world was a major _________________ in history. 4 My brother spends a lot of time _________________ the internet, looking for interesting websites. 5 When the foreign minister had an affair with the defence minister’s wife, it caused a big _________________. 6 Serious newspapers are often called _________________ . © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  5. 5. 3 Circle the correct alternatives. 1 Dan spends a lot of time skimming/surfing the internet. 2 Some celebrities don’t like giving/making interviews. 3 Robert never watches one programme for long. He prefers channel hopping/running. 4 Samantha turned/tuned in to her favourite radio programme. 5 I hate the way tabloids dumb/dull down the news. We’re not all stupid! 4 Match the words to make collocations. ___ 1 news a age ___ 2 social b flash ___ 3 press c alerts ___ 4 chat d factors ___ 5 golden e conference ___ 6 mobile phone f show 5 Complete the sentences with the collocations in 4. 1 The president held a _________________ to tell journalists about the fight against crime. 2 The _________________ of Swedish history took place in the 17th century, when the country had a powerful army. 3 There are many _________________ which may cause an individual to become a criminal. 4 I saw an interview with Brad Pitt on a _________________ . 5 A _________________ on the radio reported the terrible train crash that happened a few hours ago. 6 I love _________________. I can receive information and news updates wherever I am. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  6. 6. 6 Complete the definitions with the words in the box. newsreader presenter editor journalist chat show host producer 1 The person who decides what stories go in a newspaper is called an _________________. 2 The person who is in front of the camera on a TV news programme and tells you the day’s news is the _________________. 3 Someone who writes articles in a newspaper is a _________________. 4 Someone who interviews celebrities on a TV programme is a _________________. 5 The person who is in charge of commissioning and planning a TV programme is the _________________. 6 Someone who introduces documentaries, reality TV programmes and other TV programmes is a _________________. 7 Read the sentences and choose the correct meaning. 1 He stopped working and looked at the time. a He looked at the time after he had stopped working. b He looked at the time and then stopped working. 2 We didn’t stop to have lunch until we had finished. a We had lunch before we finished. b We had lunch after we finished. 3 She remembered to buy the milk. a She remembered and then she bought the milk. b She remembered after she had bought the milk. 4 He remembered seeing her there. a He remembered and then saw her there. b He remembered that he had seen her there. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  7. 7. 6 Complete the definitions with the words in the box. newsreader presenter editor journalist chat show host producer 1 The person who decides what stories go in a newspaper is called an _________________. 2 The person who is in front of the camera on a TV news programme and tells you the day’s news is the _________________. 3 Someone who writes articles in a newspaper is a _________________. 4 Someone who interviews celebrities on a TV programme is a _________________. 5 The person who is in charge of commissioning and planning a TV programme is the _________________. 6 Someone who introduces documentaries, reality TV programmes and other TV programmes is a _________________. 7 Read the sentences and choose the correct meaning. 1 He stopped working and looked at the time. a He looked at the time after he had stopped working. b He looked at the time and then stopped working. 2 We didn’t stop to have lunch until we had finished. a We had lunch before we finished. b We had lunch after we finished. 3 She remembered to buy the milk. a She remembered and then she bought the milk. b She remembered after she had bought the milk. 4 He remembered seeing her there. a He remembered and then saw her there. b He remembered that he had seen her there. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010

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