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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – When, why, where and how?Questions and answers1 Group the words below according to the way they look. Then write questions using them in the right order.How you do Where you time dooften do What When many you play forWhat do you do have go watch WhoHow you school? practise go do onto sports? How you have? get up? lunch? do youyou do with? books holiday? films? a What do you have for lunch? b ___________________________________________________________________________ c ___________________________________________________________________________ d ___________________________________________________________________________ e ___________________________________________________________________________ f ___________________________________________________________________________ g ___________________________________________________________________________ h ___________________________________________________________________________2 Answer the questions you have written in Exercise 1 about yourself. a ___________________________________________________________________________ b ___________________________________________________________________________ c ___________________________________________________________________________ d ___________________________________________________________________________ e ___________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet f ___________________________________________________________________________ g ___________________________________________________________________________ h ___________________________________________________________________________3 Using the questions from Exercise 1 ask a friend about a member of his/her family or friend. a What does your _______________ have for lunch? b ___________________________________________________________________________ c ___________________________________________________________________________ d ___________________________________________________________________________ e ___________________________________________________________________________ f ___________________________________________________________________________ g ___________________________________________________________________________ h ___________________________________________________________________________4 Write your friend’s answers here. a ___________________________________________________________________________ b ___________________________________________________________________________ c ___________________________________________________________________________ d ___________________________________________________________________________ e ___________________________________________________________________________ f ___________________________________________________________________________ g ___________________________________________________________________________ h ___________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – When, why, where and how?Questions and answersTeacher’s notesThis worksheet can be done after completing pages 6-14.1 Students should have found the following questions: a What do you have for lunch? b When do you go on holiday? c Where do you practise sports? d Who do you play with? e How do you go to school? f How often do you watch films? g How many books do you have? h What time do you get up?3 a What does your __________/does he/she have for lunch? b When does your __________/does he/she go on holiday? c Where does your __________/does he/she practise sports? d Who does your __________/does he/she play with? e How does your __________/does he/she go to school? f How often does your __________/does he/she watch films? g How many books does your __________/does he/she have? h What time does your __________/does he/she get up? Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – The Story of The Kelly GangFinding grammar mistakesHere’s an interview with Charles Tait about his film The Story of The Kelly Gang. Can you findand correct the seven grammar mistakes that were made?1 When do you make the first film? I made it in 1906.2 Where was the story about? It was about Ned Kelly.3 Was it a true story? Yes, it wasn’t.4 What did Ned Kelly do? He was a gangster.5 What did people in Australia think of him? They thinked he was a hero.6 Why did people like him? Because he rob the government.7 How much did it cost to make the film? It cost 450 dollars.8 Were the actor Australian? No, he was Canadian.9 What did the actor think of the movie? He didn’t liked it.10 How did he show his feelings? He left the movie.What are your ideas for a film?In pairs create an idea for a new film. In the space below write what the film is about, howmany people are in it and what happens in the end.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – The Story of the Kelly GangFinding grammar mistakesTeacher’s notesThis exercise should be done after completing the story and exercises on page 15.1 When did you make the first film? I made it in 1906.2 Who was the story about? It was about Ned Kelly.3 Was it a true story? Yes, it was.4 What did Ned Kelly do? He was a gangster.5 What did people in Australia think of him? They thought he was a hero.6 Why did people like him? Because he robbed the government.7 How much did it cost to make the film? It cost 450 dollars.8 Was the actor Australian? No, he was Canadian.9 What did the actor think of the movie? He didn’t like it.10 How did he show his feelings? He left the movie.Once the students have written down their ideas for a film in pairs, go round the class and getthem to read them out. Get their class to vote on their favourite idea for a film and elicit thereasons for their choice. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Studying abroadModal verbsYou are going to spend a month studying English in the UK. Emma, a friend of yours who livesthere, writes to you saying what you need to know in order to prepare for your trip. Read herletter and fill in the gaps with have to, don’t have to, can, can’t, should or shouldn’t. Dear Friend, I’m very glad to hear you’re coming to spend some time with us. I got your letter and I’m writing to answer your questions. You asked me about bringing some coffee because you like espresso. Don’t worry, you ____________________ bring any because my parents love coffee and have lots in the house already. You mentioned about getting my parents a present. That’s very kind of you. If you want to bring something you ______________ get them a box of chocolates. They love them more than coffee! You also asked me about money. You _________________ bring all your money in cash but you ________________ bring some change. You’ll also ________________ be able to prove you have enough money for your stay. You ____________________ have any problems with Immigration if you bring a letter from your language school saying you’re going to study there while in the UK. If there are any problems you _________________ always phone me on my mobile. I gave you the number in my last letter. ________________ you remember to bring your English grammar books with you? We don’t have any in our house – so it’s best you bring your own in case you need them for your lessons. Let me know the time of your flight and, although I ____________ come to the airport, my mother will be there to meet you. See you soon, Emma Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Studying abroadModal verbsTeacher’s notesThis exercise can be done after completing pages 23-27. Dear Friend, I’m very glad to hear you’re coming to spend some time with us. I got your letter and I’m writing to answer your questions. You asked me about bringing some coffee because you like espresso. Don’t worry, you don’t have to bring any because my parents love coffee and have lots in the house already. You mentioned about getting my parents a present. That’s very kind of you. If you want to bring something you can get them a box of chocolates. They love them more than coffee! You also asked me about money. You don’t have to bring all your money in cash but you should bring some change. You’ll also have to be able to prove you have enough money for your stay. You shouldn’t have any problems with Immigration if you bring a letter from your language school saying you’re going to study there while in the UK. If there are any problems you can always phone me on my mobile. I gave you the number in my last letter. Can you remember to bring your English grammar books with you? We don’t have any in our house – so it’s best you bring your own in case you need them for your lessons. Let me know the time of your flight and, although I can’t come to the airport, my mother will be there to meet you. See you soon, Emma Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Time to celebrateSpecial occasions1 Order the celebrations below according to the time in the year they are celebrated: Easter ______________ New Year’s Eve ______________ Halloween ______________ Christmas ______________ May Day ______________2 Helen is describing her family celebrating five different special occasions. Match each celebration to the right description. a Easter b New Year’s Eve c Halloween d Christmas e May Day ( ) I am writing cards, my husband is wrapping presents and my children are putting up decorations. ( ) My husband and I are having the day off work. He’s watching TV and I am just relaxing. ( ) My children are making their special costumes for tonight. I’m helping them. ( ) My parents are coming over for a special meal. Afterwards we give each other chocolate eggs. ( ) My friends are staying out all night. They are dancing at a disco.3 Which is your favourite special occasion? Why? Describe what you do below, then discuss with your partner when you have finished. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _______ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Time to celebrateSpecial occasionsTeacher’s notesThese activities can be done after the activities on pages 31-33 have been completed.1 Easter 2 New Year’s Eve 1 Halloween 4 Christmas 5 May Day 32 a Easter b New Year’s Eve c Halloween d Christmas e May Day (d) I am writing cards, my husband is wrapping presents and my children are putting up decorations. (e) My husband and I are having the day off work. He’s watching TV and I am just relaxing. (c) My children are making their special costumes for tonight. I’m helping them. (a) My parents are coming over for a special meal. Afterwards we give each other chocolate eggs. (b) My friends are staying out all night. They are dancing at a disco. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – My familyDescribing people1 Look at the information in the box below and complete the text using the correct comparative or superlative form. 1m 70cm 1m 60cm 1m 85cm 1m 75cm 1m 60cm € Dad 45 • Mum 41 ‚ƒ My brother 15 My sister 14 • Me 16 My name’s Michelle. I’m sixteen years old. I’m twenty-five years __________ ___________ my mum. My dad is only four years ___________ ___________ my mum. I’m ___________ ______________ child. My brother is one year younger than me. My sister’s two years _____________ _____________ me, but she’s 15 cm ____________ ____________ me and 10cm ______________ _____________ our brother. My mum and I are the same height. We are ____________ _____________ in our family. My brother’s ____________ ____________, he’s 1m 85cm. My dad is 15 cm ____________ ___________ him and 10 cm taller than me.2 Write a similar description about your friends or family. For example, give information about who is the tallest/smallest and the oldest/youngest. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – My familyDescribing peopleTeacher’s notesThis exercise can be done after students have completed pages 39-43. 1m 70cm 1m 60cm 1m 85cm 1m 75cm 1m 60cm € Dad 45 • Mum 41 ‚ƒ My brother 15 My sister 14 • Me 161 The completed text should read: My name’s Michelle. I’m sixteen years old. I’m twenty-five years younger than my mum. My dad is only four years older than my mum. I’m the oldest child. My brother is one year younger than me. My sister’s two years younger than me, but she’s 15 cm taller than me and 10cm smaller than our brother. My mum and I are the same height. We are the shortest in our family. My brother’s the tallest, he’s 1m 85cm. My dad is 15 cm shorter than him and 10 cm taller than me. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 – The Holiday from hell.A. Read parts of The Holiday from hell and fill in the gaps with the words below: special awful bad beautiful big good polluted worried five-star happySo anyway, we decided to have a really (1)____________________ holiday - a ‘dream holiday’ inthe Caribbean, because we’d always wanted to go there. So we saved our money up for monthsand months, and booked this holiday in a place called San Antonio. It cost over a thousand poundseach, but we wanted to do something really (2) ____________________ so we booked it for twoweeks in May, because all the brochures said that the weather’s (3) ____________________ therein May...On the plane they told us that the (4) ____________________ weather over the Caribbean wasactually a hurricane - Hurricane George - and that we couldn’t fly to San Antonio. We had to go tothe capital city instead, and stay in a hotel there for the night, until the hurricane passed.Anyway, we weren’t too (5) ____________________, we thought - well, it’s only one night...andthey told us that we were going to a (6) ____________________ hotel, next to the beach, with aswimming pool. So we were quite(7) ____________________at that point...Anyway, we arrived at the hotel, the Hotel Paradiso it was called, what a joke! They said it was afive-star hotel, but I wouldn’t give it one star! It was just awful.. I don’t know how to describeit.. it was an (8) ____________________ building, yes, it was next to the sea, but it wasn’t abeach! Just a few rocks, and the sea was so dirty you couldn’t swim in it. There were (9)____________________ ships travelling past, and the sea was all (10) ____________________and brown, it looked horrible. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetB. No read the full transcript on pages 161 and 162 (rec. 2). Then write a letter ofcomplaint. Use the model below. (student’s address) (date)(travel agent’s address) Dear_______________, (why you’re writing) (Gatwick airport, flight delays and sleeping) (hurricane, hotel, sea, swimming pool, food, number of days) (delay to arrive in San Antonio, weather in San Antonio) (why the holiday was important, emotional and financial losses) (what you’d like the travel agent to do for you) Yours sincerely/faithfully, _________________________ (signature) Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 Teacher’s notesA. Read the transcription of parts of The Holiday from hell (Listening and Speaking activitieson page 50) and fill in the gaps with the words below: special awful bad beautiful big good polluted worried five-star happySo anyway, we decided to have a really (1) good holiday - a ‘dream holiday’ in the Caribbean,because we’d always wanted to go there. So we saved our money up for months and months, andbooked this holiday in a place called San Antonio. It cost over a thousand pounds each, but wewanted to do something really (2) special so we booked it for two weeks in May, because all thebrochures said that the weather’s (3) beautiful there in May...On the plane they told us that the (4) bad weather over the Caribbean was actually a hurricane -Hurricane George - and that we couldn’t fly to San Antonio. We had to go to the capital cityinstead, and stay in a hotel there for the night, until the hurricane passed. Anyway, we weren’ttoo (5) worried, we thought - well, it’s only one night...and they told us that we were going to a(6) five-star hotel, next to the beach, with a swimming pool. So we were quite (7) happy at thatpoint...Anyway, we arrived at the hotel, the Hotel Paradiso it was called, what a joke! They said it was afive-star hotel, but I wouldn’t give it one star! It was just awful.. I don’t know how to describeit.. it was an (8) awful building, yes, it was next to the sea, but it wasn’t a beach! Just a fewrocks, and the sea was so dirty you couldn’t swim in it. There were (9) big ships travelling past,and the sea was all (10) polluted and brown, it looked horrible.B. Read the whole transcription, recording 2, on pages 161 and 162 and write a letter ofcomplaint to the agency which organised the trip. Use the model below.Here they are only expected to change a dialogue into a letter format. That’s why they arepresented with a model to guide them. (Note that the students will have to know the differencesbetween formal and informal letters only in unit 8. Here they are only expected to change adialogue into a letter format. That’s why they are presented with a model to guide them.) Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 7A. Read the sentences below and make a timeline for each one of them. Look at the grammaranalysis on page 58 for help.1. I was in Paris for only three days. _____3 days__________________ past now future2. I’ve been in London for three years. _____________________________ past now future3. I’m in England for five years. _____________________________ past now future4. I’ve lived in my new flat for 2 months. _____________________________ past now future5. I’m in this flat for two years. ______________________________ past now future6. I was in my last house for three years. _____________________________ past now future7. I’ve worked in the same school for a year. ______________________________ past now future8. I was in my previous job for six months. _______________________________ past now future Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetB. Match the questions in A to the sentences in B.C. Now answer the question with information about you. Example: 1. I was in Lisbon for only two days.1._____________________________________________________________________.2._____________________________________________________________________.3._____________________________________________________________________.4._____________________________________________________________________.5._____________________________________________________________________.6._____________________________________________________________________.7._____________________________________________________________________.8._____________________________________________________________________. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 7 Teacher’s notesA. Read the sentences below and make a timeline for each one of them. Look at the Grammaranalysis on page 58 for help. 3 days1. I was only in Paris for three days. ________________________ past now future 3 years2. I’ve been in London for three years. ________________________ past now future 5 years3. I’m here for five years. ________________________ past now future 2 months4. I’ve lived in my new flat for 2 months. ________________________ past now future 2 years5. I’m in this flat for two years. ________________________ past now future 3 years6. I was in my last house for three years. ________________________ past now future 1 year7. I’ve worked in the same school for a year. ________________________ past now future 6 months Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet8. I was in my previous job for six months. ________________________ past now future Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 8A. Read the description below and find five mistakes. Look at the language summary on page153 of your book to help you.Brazil is largest country in South America. Its inhabitants, (over 150,000,000) are believed to bevery good at dancing. Most Brazilians love football. Their typical drink is caipirinha, which ismade of sugar cane alcohol, lime and sugar. Their traditional food varies from region to regionbut the two most famous ones are feijoada (black beans with meat) and churrasco (meatskewers). Feijoada is eaten in Rio de Janeiro and churrasco is eaten in south.The Brazil is a country made of immigrants. A high percentage of its population is mixed-race.Most of them visit the country’s wonderful beaches when on the holiday. Brazilians hate theviolent image their big cities have abroad. They prefer Brazil to be known for its sunny weatherall year through and the world largest river, Amazon.B. Now correct the five mistakes. Explain why they are wrong.Description Explanation1._ _____________________________________________________________________2. ______________________________________________________________________3. ______________________________________________________________________4. _____________________________________________________________________5. ______________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetC. Now write about your country. You can look at exercise A and also at pages 65 to 69 ofyour textbook for more ideas.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 8 Teacher’s notesA. Read the description below and find five mistakes. Look at the language summary on page153 of your book to help you.First, elicit what the students know about Brazil. Then ask them to read and compare their ideaswith the text. Ask the students to do the exercise and compare their answers with theirclassmates.Brazil is largest country in South America. Its inhabitants over 150,000,000 are believed to bevery good at dancing. Most Brazilians love football. Their typical drink is caipirinha, which ismade of sugar cane alcohol, lime and sugar. Their traditional food varies from region to regionbut the two most famous ones are feijoada (black beans with meat) and churrasco (meatskewers). Feijoada is eaten in Rio de Janeiro and churrasco is eaten in south.The Brazil is a country made of immigrants. A high percentage of its population is mixed-race.Most of them visit the country’s wonderful beaches when on the holiday. Brazilians hate theviolent image their big cities have abroad. They prefer Brazil to be known for its sunny weatherall year through and the world largest river, Amazon.B. Now correct the five mistakes. Explain why they are wrong..Put the students in groups of three and ask them to try to work out the rules. Tell the studentsthey can look at page 153 for help. Check the answers with the whole class.Description Explanation1. Brazil is the largest country in South America. Superlative form2. ...churrasco is eaten in the south. Phrase with the3. Brazil is a country made of immigrants. Place name4. ... wonderful beaches when on holiday. Phrase without the5. the Amazon RiverC. Now write about your country. You can look at exercise A and also at pages 65 to 69 ofyour textbook for more ideas.Ask the students to write about their countries individually. Correct their mistakes and ask themto re-write them. You can also ask the students to expand on content. Ask them to go around theclass and talk/read about their countries. Ask them to report to you and feedback on things such Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheetas unusual facts, things they didn’t know, things which are the same/different in their countries.Use their writings for a project where they can add pictures and drawings for display. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 9A. Tick all the things that are true for you.1. have changed your phone number recently ( )2. usually have a lot of change in your pocket ( )3. have felt like changing your name ( )4. have changed job more than twice ( )5. have changed school at least once ( )6. change into more comfortable clothes when I get home in the evening ( )7. usually change my mind a lot before making a decision ( )8. change trains and/or buses on my way to school ( )9. change trains and/or buses on my way to work ( )10. think I have changed in the last few years ( )Use the sentences above and write about you giving details about the changes which havehappened in your life. Write about your partner.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Work in pairs. Make questions then ask each other.1.___Have you changed …__________________________________________________2.___Do_________________________________________________________________3.______________________________________________________________________4.______________________________________________________________________5.______________________________________________________________________6.______________________________________________________________________7.______________________________________________________________________8.______________________________________________________________________9.______________________________________________________________________10._____________________________________________________________________Use the questions above to interview two of your classmates. Write their answers in the tablebelow:Questions Classmate 1: Classmate 2:12345678910 Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 9 Teacher’s notesThere’s no right or wrong answer. The sentences selected will vary from student to student. Usethis opportunity to get the students to talk about themselves and to find out more from otherstudents. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 10A. Is it true (T) or false (F)?1. Two, three centuries ago, many people died when they were babies. ( )2. Nowadays, adults live longer than at that time. ( )3. It was unusual for mothers to survive giving birth. ( )4. Doctors thought that bleeding would cure their patients. ( )5. They were in favour of euthanasia then. ( )6. Spices were used because food was not fresh. ( )Check your answers on page 82 of your textbook.B. Explain the sentences you considered false:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________C. Check your answers on page 82 of your textbook.D. Find out how your country was 2 or 3 centuries ago and write about it here:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 10 Teacher’s notesA. Is it true (T) or false (F)? Check your answers on page 82 of your textbook.1. Two, three centuries ago, many people died when they were babies. ( T )2. Nowadays, adults live longer than at that time. ( F )3. It was unusual for mothers to survive giving birth. ( T )4. Doctors thought that bleeding would cure their patients. ( T )5. They were in favour of euthanasia then. ( F )6. Spices were used because food was not fresh. ( T )B. Explain the sentences you considered false:2. Adults lived to be seventy/eighty in the past. Nowadays is the same. The difference is that the average age was 45 and nowadays it’s higher. It’s a consequence of a lot of babies dying in the past and surviving to be adults now.5. The doctors killed many of their patients however it wasn’t because they thought practising euthanasia was okay. It was because they had strange methods that would fail to save their patients.C. Find out how your country was 2 or 3 centuries ago and write about it here:This piece of writing can then be used for discussion and comparison with the differencesbetween the information collected by the different students or on the different countries. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 11A. Look at page 94 of your book to know how French, German, Greek, Italian and Britishpeople think. Then react to the sentences below as if you were each of these nationalities.Remember to use Neither do I, So do I.a) I consider my family the most important thing in my life!b) I don’t think religion is important at all.c) I hate talking about politics.d) I don’t think that having a partner matters to me.e) I think that politics is more important than religion.f) I find it very hard to choose between friends and family. a) b) c)French So do I. Neither do I. So do I.GermanGreekItalianBritishB. Write about four of the five topics discussed above. Contrast the way you think and theway people in your country think generally. Please provide examples to illustrate yourcomments.Topic: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Topic: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Topic: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Topic: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
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    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 11 Teacher’s notesA. Look at page 94 of your book to know how French, German, Greek, Italian and Britishpeople think. Then react to the sentences below as if you were each of these nationalities.Remember to use Neither do I, So do I.a) I consider my family the most important thing in my life!b) I don’t think religion is important at all.c) I hate talking about politics.d) I don’t think that having a partner matters to me.e) I think that politics is more important than religion.f) I find it very hard to choose between friends and family. a) b) c)French So do I. Neither do I. So do I.German So do I. Neither do I. So do I.Greek So do I. I do. I don’t.Italian So do I. I do. I don’t.British I don’t. Neither do I. So do I.B. Write about four of the five topics discussed above. Contrast the way you think and theway people in your country think generally. Please provide examples to illustrate yourcomments. You may want to do the first together or get students to work in groups thenfeedback.The answers will vary from students to students, which will enable further discussion in class ontheir different ways of thinking. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 12A. Match the products and the people/companies that refer to them:(a) clothes ( ) Corradino d’Ascenio(b) jeans ( ) Coco Chanel(c) perfume ( ) Nike(d) sunglasses ( ) Georgio Armani(e) tennis shoes ( ) Levi Strauss(f) vespa scooter ( ) OakleyB. Make questions in the passive voice with the products and the people/companies:(a) clothes/design/?_____________________________________________________________________(b) jeans/ produce/?_____________________________________________________________________(c) perfume/sell/?_____________________________________________________________________(d) sunglasses/wear/?_____________________________________________________________________(e) tennis shoes/make/?_____________________________________________________________________(f) vespa scooters/design/? Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet_____________________________________________________________________Now ask your partner.C. Think of five other famous products in your country and/or abroad. Write about them using the passive voice.1.______________________________________________________________________2.______________________________________________________________________3.______________________________________________________________________4.______________________________________________________________________5.______________________________________________________________________D. Listen to your classmates’ descriptions and try to guess which products they are talkingabout. List here as many products as you manage to get right. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 12 Teacher’s notesA. Match the products and the people/companies that refer to them:(a) clothes (f) Corradino d’Ascenio(b) jeans (c) Coco Chanel(c) perfume (e) Nike(d) sunglasses (a) Georgio Armani(e) tennis shoes (b) Levi Strauss(f) vespa scooter (d) Will SmithB. Make sentences in the passive voice with the products and the people/companies:(a) Clothes are designed by Georgio Armani.(b) Jeans are produced by Levi Strauss.(c) Perfume is sold by Coco Chanel.(d) Sunglasses are worn by Will Smith.(e) Tennis shoes are made by Nike.(f) Vespa scooters were first designed by Corradino d’Ascenio. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 14A. Read the transcription of recording 14.1 and match the beginning of the extracts to thecorrect ending.1. There are too many old people here for me.2. It’s so dirty and smelly.3. The best thing is the nightlife. There are a lot of cafés and restaurants and places to go in the evening.4. There are a few nice restaurants and little pubs, but there aren’t many good shops.5. There isn’t enough green space. There are too many buildings everywhere and streets and cars and people everywhere.6. The people aren’t.7. There are some lovely old houses and traditional shops. I like the old butcher’s and there’s a good baker’s.( ) I really miss the open space.( ) You’re never bored. I love it.( ) and not enough young people.( ) They’re really friendly and they sell lovely food.( ) There aren’t any clothes shops for example, that’s a big problem about living here.( ) There’s too much traffic and noise.( ) really very friendly, I must say...B. Read the extracts again and say which ones are about a big city and which ones are about a small village.Big city Small village Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetC. Write three positive opinions and three negative opinions you have about big cities andsmall villages.Big city (+)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Big city (-)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Small village (+)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Small village (-)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________D. Talk to your classmates and try to convince them of your opinion. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 14 Teacher’s notesA. Read the transcription of recording 14.1 and match the beginning of theextracts to its correct ending.1. There are too many old people here for me...2. It’s so dirty and smelly.3. The best thing is the nightlife. There are a lot of cafés and restaurants and places to go in the evening.4. There are a few nice restaurants and little pubs, but there aren’t many good shops.5. There isn’t enough green space. There are too many buildings everywhere and streets and cars and people everywhere.6. The people aren’t...7. There are some lovely old houses and traditional shops. I like the old butcher’s and there’s a good baker’s.(5) I really miss the open space.(3) You’re never bored. I love it.(1)...and not enough young people.(7) They’re really friendly and they sell lovely food.(4) There aren’t any clothes shops for example, that’s a big problem about livinghere.(2) There’s too much traffic and noise.(6) ... really very friendly, I must say...B. Read the extracts again and say which ones refer, in general, to a big city and which ones refer to a small village.Refer to the text.D. Talk to your classmates and try to convince them of your opinion.Ask the students to talk to all their classmates and see how many they manage to convince oftheir own opinion. In order to make it more challenging, you can divide the class in two groups.Take one group out and tell them they will have about 10 minutes to think of ways they couldconvince the other group of their opinions. Tell the group that stayed in the room that no matterwhat they are told they have to find a reason for disagreeing. Tell this group to use their time tothink of reasons to disagree. Monitor both groups, especially for vocabulary and pronunciation.When the ten minutes are over, put the two groups together. Make sure the students change Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheetpairs. Stop the discussion before it dies out. Ask the group that was trying to convince otherclassmates if they managed to. Ask why they think it was not possible. Then ask the second groupto share your secret with the rest of the class. It usually generates a lot of laughter. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 15A. Match the vocabulary with the description:(1) call over (5) include (9) stand up(2) come over (6) look like (10) surprised(3) charge (7) politely (11) walk out(4) diners (8) refuse (12) wave( ) say no( ) ask someone to come near you( ) move hands when greeting someone( ) have the same appearance( ) price( ) leave( ) people having dinner( ) did not expect( ) in good manner( ) move closer to someone/something( ) put as part of the total( ) get upB. Fill in the gaps with the vocabulary in exercise A. Remember to use the right verb tense.A young couple were having a romantic dinner at an expensive restaurant. They saw an old ladysitting alone, looking at them. They smiled (1)__________________, but were a little (2)__________________ when the old lady came over to their table. The old lady told the youngwoman that she (3) ____________________ her daughter who she said had died a year ago. Shesaid it would make her very happy if they said, ‘Goodbye, Mum’ when she left the restaurant.How could they (4) __________________? A few minutes later, the old lady (5)__________________ to leave. The two (6) __________________ waved, as she had asked them,and said goodbye as the old lady (7) __________________. When the couple received their bill,however, they saw that it (8) __________________ the cost of the old lady’s meal. They (9)__________________ the manager and asked him what had happened. ‘The bill includes the (10)__________________ for your mother’s meal, he explained. She said you would pay’. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Worksheet Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetC. Transform the story into a dialogue:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________D. Have you ever heard a similar story? What would you do if it had happened to you?Discuss in groups. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetModule 15 Teacher’s notesA. Match the vocabulary with their description:(1) call over (5) include (9) stand up(2) come over (6) look like (10) surprised(3) charge (7) politely (11) walk out(4) diners (8) refuse (12) wave(8) say no (4) people having dinner(1) ask someone to come near you (10) did not expect(12) move hands when greeting someone (7) in good manner(6) have the same appearance (2) move closer to someone/something(3) price (5) put as part of the total(11) leave (9) get upB. Fill in the gaps with the vocabulary presented to you in exercise A. Remember to use theright verb tense.A young couple were having a romantic dinner at an expensive restaurant. They saw an old ladysitting alone, looking at them. They smiled (1) politely, but were a little (2) surprised when theold lady came over to their table. The old lady told the young woman that she (3) looked like herdaughter who she said had died a year ago. She said it would make her very happy if they said,‘Goodbye, Mum’ when she left the restaurant. How could they (4) refuse? A few minutes later,the old lady (5) stood up to leave. The two (6) diners waved, as she had asked them, and saidgoodbye as the old lady (7) walked out. When the couple received their bill, however, they sawthat it (8) included the cost of the old lady’s meal. They (9) called over the manager and askedhim what had happened. ‘The bill includes the (10) charge for your mother’s meal, he explained.She said you would pay’.C. Transform the story into a dialogue:A young couple were having a romantic dinner at an expensive restaurant. They saw an old ladysitting alone, looking at them. They smiled politely, but were a little surprised when the old ladycame over to their table.Old lady, ‘You look just like my daughter. She died a year ago. It will make me very happy if yousay ‘Goodbye, Mum’ when I leave the restaurant.’A few minutes later, the old lady stood up to leave. The couple said, ‘Goodbye, Mum’.When the couple received their bill, however, they saw that it included the cost of the old lady’smeal. The gentleman said, ‘Waiter, could I talk to the manager please?’ The gentleman asked,‘Manager, what happened to our bill? We don’t understand it’. The manager explained, ‘The billincludes the charge for your mother’s meal. She said you would pay’. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate WorksheetD. Have you ever heard a similar story? What would you do if it had happened to you?Discuss in groups. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre Intermediate Worksheet1. Match the words or phrases in the box with the correct definition below.meditation shocked to demonstratetragic put into words ci vil rightsto return something express ideas speak out against somethinghopes show business protest (n.)a) feeling surprised and upset at the same time _______________________b) an action or statement complaining strongly about something __________c) to say or write your thoughts about something _______________________d) something that you hope or wish for ______________________________e) a way of completely relaxing your mind ____________________________f) to take or give back an item to where/who you got it from _______________g) to say or show what you think about something ______________________h) something that is very sad ______________________________________i) the rights of people of every religion and race to vote and to be treated equally by the law _____________________________________________j) to complain about something in a public way ________________________k) the entertainment industry ______________________________________l) to march through the streets with a large group of people to publicly protest about something _____________________________________________2. Write your answers to the following questions.a) When was the last time you felt shocked?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________b) Would you ever demonstrate about something?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________c) Do you find it difficult to put things into (English) words?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________d) What are your hopes for the future?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________e) Would you ever study meditation?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________f) Are you good at expressing your ideas?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________g) How important is show business in your country?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2003 Pearson Education Photocopiable
    • Cutting Edge Pre Intermediate WorksheetKey1.a) shockedb) protest (n.)c) put into wordsd) hopese) meditationf) to return somethingg) express ideash) tragici) civil rightsj) speak out against somethingk) show businessl) to demonstrate Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2003 Pearson Education Photocopiable