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Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – WordspotGet1    Look at the sentences below. Put the sentences into th...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet2   Which of the sentences from Exercise 1 did not fit into the groups above? Wha...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – WordspotGetTeacher’s NotesThis worksheet can be used to consolidate th...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – It seems this student is in a bit of a fixPrefixes1   Read these sente...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – It seems this student is in a bit of a fixPrefixesTeacher’s notesThis ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Risky, dangerous or just plain stupid?Telling a story1   Which of the ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetYour friend then asks you if you saw anyone coming from the hall which leads to t...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Risky, dangerous or just plain stupidTelling a storyTeacher’s Notes  T...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Our perfect childrenQualities of mindRead the information below and an...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet3   What do you think of Mr and Mrs Crow’s opinions about bringing up children?4 ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Our perfect childrenQualities of mindTeacher’s notesThis worksheet sho...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – Perfect aspectPerfect aspect in the past, present and future1     Put ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – Perfect aspectPerfect aspect in the past, present and futureTeacher’s ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 Abbreviations1. Match the abbreviations with the correct definition.    ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet2. Rewrite the following sentences using abbreviations where appropriate. The fir...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.71)1. Please note the choice of full ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet(5) The price of the television is exclusive of value added tax but it is still c...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 7 Relative Pronouns1. Look at the sentences below and decide which ones re...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet“Well, it’s obvious my friend” the man replied, “you haven’t got any peanuts.”The...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 7 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.78-79)Look at the sentences below and...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheetlandlord watched him enter and instructed the barmaid to tell him there were no m...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 8 - Defining momentsThese words all appeared in the reading on page 86-87 ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetLaunched        ❑ the material used for the inside of a jacket or coatLining     ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow using the definitions you are left with match them with one of the words on t...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetMarch                 ❑ the head of a council of a city or boroughMayor          ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 8 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.86-87)These words all appeared in the...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow using the definitions you are left with match them with one of the words on t...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 9 - Did you hear that?Look at the notes below and expand them to make comp...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow expand the words below to make proper questions. You will need to put verbs i...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 9 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.99)This worksheet not only acts as a ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 10 - Giving OpinionsWorking with a partner put the sentences below into th...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetLanguage of         Language of           Stating opinion         Showing        ...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetImagine your school has won a prize of £2,000 which they can spend on anything th...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 10 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.110-111)This task revise the languag...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 11 (To be used with p.120-121)Look at the broken sentences below. Put them...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow look at the answers below from five different people and match them to the qu...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 11 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.120-121)Look at the broken sentences...
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 12 - In the pressLook at the sentences below. Write T next to the ones whi...
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  1. 1. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – WordspotGet1 Look at the sentences below. Put the sentences into the correct group in the table according to their type. Do not worry if one of the sentences does not fit into a group in the table – we will look at it in Exercise 2. 1 We’re planning to get the train in the morning. 2 Have you got your suit dry-cleaned yet? 3 Tom and Lucy should have got the letter by now 4 She got a surprise when the phone bill arrived. 5 I can’t believe he got away with not doing his homework. 6 If we get to the station early, we can buy some drinks for the journey. 7 His teacher was getting concerned about the standard of his work. 8 I don’t think we’re getting anywhere with this project. We’ll have to start again. 9 I’d better let my parents know I’ll be late otherwise they’ll get worried. 10 At night it gets much colder so you might want to turn the heating up. 11 Did you get my postcard from Tenerife? 12 She’s tried the number at least five times but she still hasn’t managed to get through. 13 They won’t get to London until late tomorrow night. 14 It’s about time we got this room redecorated. 15 Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get tickets for the match. 16 The class has to be cancelled today because the teacher has got the flu. Group A Group B Group C Group D Get + Noun Get + Get + Preposition Get + Noun + Past Adjective/Comparative (+ noun) ParticipleWe’re planning to get thetrain in the morning. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  2. 2. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet2 Which of the sentences from Exercise 1 did not fit into the groups above? What does it mean?3 Each of the items in the list below corresponds to a use of get. For each one decide which of the four groups in Exercise 1 it fits into. Can you think of another example? a receive A For example When did you get that new dress? b become __ ___________________________________ c obtain/buy __ ___________________________________ d arrive __ ___________________________________ e catch __ ___________________________________ f phrasal verbs __ ___________________________________ g arrange for someone to do something __ ___________________________________4 How does the way we use get change when it is used to mean arrive with the words home, here and there? Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  3. 3. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 1 – WordspotGetTeacher’s NotesThis worksheet can be used to consolidate the material on page 13.1 Group A Group B Group C Group D Get + Noun Get + Get + Preposition Get + Noun + Past Adjective/Comparative (+ noun) Participle1 get the train 7 getting concerned 5 got away with 2 got your suit dry-3 got the letter 9 get worried 6 get to the station cleaned4 got a surprise 10 gets much colder 12 get through 14 got this room11 get my postcard 13 get to London redecorated15 get tickets16 got the flu2 8 – Not getting anywhere. It means not making any progress.3 a receive A b become B c obtain/buy A d arrive C e catch A f phrasal verbs C g arrange for someone to do something D4 The preposition to is not usually used with the words home, here and there. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  4. 4. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – It seems this student is in a bit of a fixPrefixes1 Read these sentences that a student wrote. He has made mistakes with his prefixes. Write the correct prefix for each sentence. a When we got to the check-in the only seats left on the plane were anti-smoking. b India is a good example of an over lingual country. They speak a lot of languages there. c At first Terry couldn’t understand the text. He must have multi-read it at least three times before he understood it. d The post-president, Bill Clinton, is going to visit the prime minister for an informal discussion. e He was not to blame for the fight. He was just acting in anti-defence. f This word is often disused. Not everyone knows how to use it correctly. g After his undergraduate course he decided to do an over-graduate course. h Oh dear! I haven’t bought enough drinks for everyone. I must have discounted how many people are here. i She thought the chicken was pre-cooked because it seemed a little raw. j I’ve displaced my keys. Have you seen them anywhere?2 Put the correct prefixes in front of the following words. For the first sentence there are two possible answers. a Frank was supposed to stay for only two days. He ended up staying a week and would have stayed longer if his hosts hadn’t made it clear he had _______stayed his welcome. b Peter was furious when he picked up the paper and saw they’d _______printed his name. c She has never liked working for other people and has always preferred to be _______- employed. d It was only when he decided to resign that they realised they had _______valued his hard work. e I think it is safer to buy jeans which are _______-shrunk because with other types of jeans you’ll never know how much they’ll shrink when you wash them. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  5. 5. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 2 – It seems this student is in a bit of a fixPrefixesTeacher’s notesThis worksheet should be done after completing page 25.1 a When we got to the check-in the only seats left on the plane were non-smoking. b India is a good example of a multilingual country. They speak a lot of languages there. c At first Terry couldn’t understand the text. He must have r e-read it at least three times before he understood it. d The ex-president, Bill Clinton, is going to visit the prime minister for an informal discussion. e He was not to blame for the fight. He was just acting in self-defence. f This word is often misused. Not everyone knows how to use it correctly. g After his undergraduate course he decided to do a post-graduate course. h Oh dear! I haven’t bought enough drinks for everyone. I must have miscounted how many people are here. i She thought the chicken was undercooked because it seemed a little raw. j I’ve misplaced my keys. Have you seen them anywhere?2 When going through the answers with students you may want to highlight the differences between disused and misused; discount, miscount and re-count; undercooked and pre- cooked; misplaced and displaced. a Frank was supposed to stay for only two days. He ended up staying a week and would have stayed longer if his hosts hadn’t made it clear he had over/outstayed his welcome. b Peter was furious when he picked up the paper and saw they’d misprinted his name. c She has never liked working for other people and has always preferred to be self- employed. d It was only when he decided to resign that they realised they had undervalued his hard work. e I think it is safer to buy jeans which are pre-shrunk because with other types of jeans you’ll never know how much they’ll shrink when you wash them. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  6. 6. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Risky, dangerous or just plain stupid?Telling a story1 Which of the following do you think are the most dangerous and why? • Using a mobile phone while driving • Internet dating • Hitch hiking in a foreign country • Agreeing to take a parcel abroad for someone • Stopping someone from mugging a person • Walking through a park late at night2 Read the story below and write the different parts you are asked to. You and some friends have been invited to a party in a part of the city, which has quite a high crime rate. After a long discussion the four of you decide that you do not fancy the walk through the park and you agree to get a mini cab there and back together. As you are getting closer to the house where the party is being held, you notice several large groups of people standing on the street corners. It is not clear exactly what they are doing but from their body language, they look quite suspicious. A minute later you see a man running with a handbag in his hand and a woman, who is shouting and screaming, running after him. No one around does anything and the man disappears into the darkness. Finally, you arrive at the party and things seem a little calmer. A man walks over and introduces himself. He continues talking to you and your friends. a Write the conversation you have. __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ The man walks away and you then see your friend who invited you. He tells you some money and jewellery have been stolen. The money stolen was just over three hundred pounds in fifty pound notes. He then describes a gold ring with the letters JP engraved on it. It was his grandfather’s and had a great deal of sentimental value. You ask him about the other jewellery which he describes to you. b Describe the other jewellery. __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  7. 7. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetYour friend then asks you if you saw anyone coming from the hall which leads to thebedrooms. You remember while you were talking to the first man you met at the party thatyou saw someone walking out of the hall.c Describe the man.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________You are not sure if the man was just trying to distract your attention while his accomplicewas stealing the money and jewellery. Then a little later the man returns and once againengages you and your friends in conversation. After some time you decide you do not feelvery comfortable in this man’s company and you and your friends decide to leave.However, he manages to persuade your friend Lisa to stay with him. It turns out they havecommunicated to each other before through a computer chat room.d Can you trust this man? What might happen to Lisa if you leave her with him? What do you do? Finish the story.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  8. 8. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 3 – Risky, dangerous or just plain stupidTelling a storyTeacher’s Notes This worksheet should be used in conjunction with pages 32-33. Where necessary pre-teach any unknown vocabulary before setting up this task (e.g. accomplice, sentimental). The purpose of this task is to encourage students to write in the class. The work the students produce in class will probably be better than their homework as they have the teacher at hand to help and, in some cases, it will be less rushed. Monitor and correct students’ work during each stage. The mistakes students make can be used as the basis of future classes. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  9. 9. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Our perfect childrenQualities of mindRead the information below and answer the questions that follow.Mr and Mrs Crow are discussing how they would like to see their children grow up. They wouldlike their children to be different, each with distinctive characteristics. Mr Crow would like hisson to be someone his sister can rely on. He strongly believes that a man’s word is his bond, soif he says something he’ll do it. It does not matter what temptations are put in front of him, hewill be able to say ‘no’ and feel sure he has made the right choice. His wife agrees as shethinks boys are more likely to be influenced by their friends than girls. Therefore, she wantsher son to grow up knowing what is right from wrong, be able to resist trying things that arewrong and, like Mr Crow, not worry about the decisions he makes.However, Mrs Crow does not think it is wrong to try new things. As long as they are good things,she approves and would like to see her daughter do this. She hopes her daughter will be able todo the things she could not do – like travel to exotic countries and try foods from all over theworld. She believes travelling is the best education and hopes her daughter will learn from herexperience. In fact she would love her daughter to be very intelligent and demonstrate greatexpertise in the profession she chooses. Mr Crow, on the other hand, thinks intelligence isimportant but worries his daughter might grow up to be like her mother, who is sometimes toosensitive. In his opinion, it is very important that a child is taught to control their emotions andremain calm. This is what he would like his daughter to learn from a very young age.Both Mr and Mrs Crow agree they do not want their children to feel unhappy because they haveno friends. However, they do not think it is important to be liked by everyone.1 From the box below which adjectives would you use to best describe what Mr and Mrs Crow: a would like their son to be like? b would like their daughter to be like? c think is not important for their children? determined strong-minded well-adjusted adventurous confident dependable lonely stubborn brilliant popular awkward impulsive2 Give one other adjective, not from the box above, that Mr and Mrs Crow could use to describe: a their son b their daughter Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  10. 10. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet3 What do you think of Mr and Mrs Crow’s opinions about bringing up children?4 Do you think you have the right to impose your values on your children and if so, when?5 What characteristics would you like your own children to have? Give reasons for the ones you have chosen. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  11. 11. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 4 – Our perfect childrenQualities of mindTeacher’s notesThis worksheet should be used after completing the exercises on page 41.1 a dependable, strong-minded and confident b adventurous, brilliant and well-adjusted c lonely and popular2 Students can be asked to support their answers by quoting the relevant parts of the text. Here is one example for each of their children: a Reliable: ‘Mr Crow would like his son to be someone his daughter can rely on.’ b Well-travelled: ‘She [Mrs Crow] believes travelling is the best education …’When students have completed Exercises 3-5, their answers can be used as the basis fordiscussing the ideas that arise, in pairs or as a class. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  12. 12. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – Perfect aspectPerfect aspect in the past, present and future1 Put the following words and phrases into the correct column in the table below. • by the time I was five • before I came to my lesson • yet • by this time next week • by midnight tonight • so far • by the time I finish this course • before the end of this year • by the time I started school • lately • recently • by last Monday • before now • before the end of this month Before a point in the past From the past until now Before a point in the future2 Which tenses are often used with each group of phrases in the table? a Before a point in the past _____________________ b From the past until now _____________________ c Before a point in the future _____________________3 Complete the following sentences below with information about yourself. Achievements (or lack of achievement) in childhood By the age of three _________________________________________________________ By the time I started school __________________________________________________ By the time I was ten _______________________________________________________ Achievements (or lack of achievement) so far ____________________________________________________________________ so far. ______________________________________________________________________ yet. Up until now _______________________________________________________________ Future ambitions By this time next year _______________________________________________________ By the time I’m sixty-five ____________________________________________________ By the time I finish this course _______________________________________________ Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  13. 13. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 5 – Perfect aspectPerfect aspect in the past, present and futureTeacher’s notesThis worksheet can be used after covering the material on pages 56-57.1 Before a point in the past From the past until now Before a point in the future by the time I was five yet by midnight tonight by the time I started school recently by the time I finish this before I came to my lesson before now course by last Monday so far by this time next week lately before the end of this year before the end of this month2 a past perfect b present perfect c future perfect3 Give the students some examples from your own life to help get them started. You may also want to remind students that yet is usually used in negative sentences. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  14. 14. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 Abbreviations1. Match the abbreviations with the correct definition. For example 1. m.p.h. – (e) miles per hour1. m.p.h. (a) per calendar month2. etc. (etcetera) (b) as soon as possible3. i.e. (id est) (c) and others4. e.g. (exempli gratia) (d) per year5. R.R.P. (e) miles per hour6. n.b. (nota bene) (f) and other similar things7. esp. (g) estimated time of arrival8. P.T.O. (h) please reply9. A.S.A.P. (i) for example10 VAT (j) take special notice of11. R.S.V.P. (k) in other words12. et. al. (l) recommended retail price13. p.a. (per annum) (m) including14. p.c.m. (n) please turn over15. lb. (libra) (o) pound (imperial weight)16. inc. (p) value added tax17. ETA (q) weight18. wt. (r) especially19. nr. (s) thousand20. k (t) near 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  15. 15. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet2. Rewrite the following sentences using abbreviations where appropriate. The first hasbeen done for you.(1) The concert included works by Mozart and others.Concert inc. works by Mozart et. al..(2) Please take special notice of the change of my estimated time of arrival.(3) Can you please reply to Mr and Mrs Convivial’s invitation to dinner as soon as you can?(4) The price of the television is exclusive of value added tax but it is still cheaper than the normal shop price.(5) When you finish reading the first part of the contract please turn over and sign the declaration.(6) We did not know the exact weight in kilograms as it was given in pounds on the bag.(7) The salary is twenty-four thousand dollars a year which works out to two thousand dollars every calendar month.(8) The speed limit in residential areas is normally thirty miles per hour but you might need to drive slower especially near schools(9) The supermarkets are reducing the price of most items. For example, apples, oranges and other popular fruits have all been reduced by ten per cent.(10) Hot drinks, that is to say coffee and tea, are available at the counter. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  16. 16. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 6 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.71)1. Please note the choice of full stops in the abbreviations is often dependent on the user.1. m.p.h. (e) miles per hour2. etc. (etcetera) (f) and other similar things3. i.e. (id est) (k) in other words4. e.g. (exempli gratia) (i) for example5. R.R.P. (l) recommended retail price6. n.b. (nota bene) (j) take special notice of7. esp. (r) especially8. P.T.O. (n) please turn over9. A.S.A.P. (b) as soon as possible10 VAT (p) value added tax11. R.S.V.P. (h) please reply12. et. al. (c) and others13. p.a. (per annum) (d) per year15. p.c.m. (a) per calendar month15. lb. (libra) (o) pound (imperial weight)21. inc. (m) including22. ETA (g) estimated time of arrival23. wt. (q) weight24. nr. (t) near25. k (s) thousand2. Please note the answers given are only samples and other alternatives are possible.(2) The concert included works by Mozart and others.Concert inc. works by Mozart et. al..(3) Please take special notice of the change of my estimated time of arrival.N.B. change of ETA.(4) Can you please reply to Mr and Mrs Convivial’s invitation to dinner as soon as you can?R.S.V.P. to (Mr + Mrs) Convivial’s dinner invitation A.S.A.P.. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  17. 17. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet(5) The price of the television is exclusive of value added tax but it is still cheaper than the normal shop price.T.V. price not inc. VAT but cheaper than R.R.P..(6) When you finish reading the first part of the contract please turn over and sign the declaration.P.T.O. + sign declaration after reading first part of contract.(7) We did not know the exact weight in kilograms as it was given in pounds on the bag.We didn’t know exact wt. in kg as given in lbs..(8) The salary is twenty-four thousand dollars a year which works out to two thousand dollars every calendar month.Salary $24k p.a. works out to $2k p.c.m..(9) The speed limit in residential areas is normally thirty miles per hour but you might need to drive slower especially near schoolsResidential area speed limit normally 30mph but slower esp. nr schools.(10) The supermarkets are reducing the price of most items. For example, apples, oranges and other popular fruits have all been reduced by ten per cent.Supermarkets reducing price of most items. E.g. apples, oranges, etc. reduced by 10%.(10) Hot drinks, that is to say coffee and tea, are available at the counter.Hot drinks, i.e. coffee + tea, (available) at counter Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  18. 18. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 7 Relative Pronouns1. Look at the sentences below and decide which ones require commas. Put the commas inthe correct places.(1) Amanda lives on her own in a one-bedroom flat. She keeps her money in the bedroom which has a lockable door.(2) Sandra lives on her own in a two-bedroom house. One of the bedrooms has a lock on it the other doesn’t. She keeps her money in the bedroom which has a lockable door.(3) Richard Martin has three daughters. One lives in New York, one lives in Sydney and the youngest one lives in Liverpool. Next week he is going to visit his daughter who lives in New York.(4) Robert Williams has a son. Next week he is going to visit his son who lives in New York.(5) There were a lot of cars parked in the car park but only one was involved in the accident. The man whose car was hit by the lorry was furious when he returned.(6) It was very fortunate that only one car was parked in the car park when the accident happened. However, the man whose car was hit by the lorry was furious.Do the parts of the sentence with commas include important or extra information?Do the relative clauses without commas tell you something important or extra?2. First put the story below into a logical order (there are various possibilities).The man gave the dog a drink.A dog walked over to him and licked his hand.One evening a man walked into a pub.The man asked for a packet of salted crisps instead.Once again the dog went over to him and licked him.As usual the man gave the dog a drink.The barmaid served him and then the man sat a table. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  19. 19. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheet“Well, it’s obvious my friend” the man replied, “you haven’t got any peanuts.”The barmaid gave him the crisps and the man sat down at a table.“Stop!” shouted the landlord.The same thing happened again and again over the next couple of weeks.The man stood up, put the packet of crisps on his head and started to walk out.The man turned around and looked at the landlord.He ordered a pint of beer and a packet of peanuts.He then put the peanuts on his head and left.Then one day when he returned the landlord watched him enter and instructed the barmaid totell him there were no more peanuts.“You’ve been coming to this pub for over two weeks now and I don’t understand why you putthose crisps on your head” said the landlord.The landlord and barmaid watched the man to see what he was going to do next.Now rewrite the story adding relative clauses to make it more interesting. Try to use somerelative clauses which have important information and some which have extra information.You might need to make some changes to the text. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  20. 20. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 7 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.78-79)Look at the sentences below and decide which ones require commas. Put the commas in thecorrect places.(1) Amanda lives on her own in a one-bedroom flat. She keeps her money in the bedroom, which has a lockable door.(2) Sandra lives on her own in a two-bedroom house. One of the bedrooms has a lock on it the other doesn’t. She keeps her money in the bedroom which has a lockable door.(3) Richard Martin has three daughters. One lives in New York, one lives in Sydney and the youngest one lives in Liverpool. Next week he is going to visit his daughter who lives in New York.(4) Robert Williams has a son. Next week he is going to visit his son, who lives in New York.(5) There were a lot of cars parked in the car park but only one was involved in the accident. The man whose car was hit by the lorry was furious when he returned.(6) It was very fortunate that only one car was parked in the car park when the accident happened. However, the man, whose car was hit by the lorry, was furious.Do the parts of the sentence with commas include important or extra information?ExtraDo the relative clauses without commas tell you something important or extra?ImportantThe lines come from a popular joke in Britain. It may not be suitable for your students. Ifnot, why not use a popular story/joke you know and give the students the basic facts.Where students put relative clauses and the type of information they choose to include isup to them and it is at your discretion which are acceptable or not.One evening a man walked into a pub. He ordered a drink and a packet of crisps. The barmaidserved him and then the man sat a table. A dog walked over to him and licked his hand. Theman gave the dog a drink. He then put the peanuts on his head and left. The same thinghappened again and again over the next couple of weeks. Then one day when he returned the Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  21. 21. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Worksheetlandlord watched him enter and instructed the barmaid to tell him there were no morepeanuts. The man asked for a packet of salted crisps instead. The barmaid gave him the crispsand the man sat down at a table. Once again the dog went over to him and licked him. As usualthe man gave the dog a drink. The landlord and barmaid watched the man to see what he wasgoing to do next. The man stood up, put the packet of crisps on his head and started to walkout. “Stop!” shouted the landlord. The man turned around and looked at the landlord. “You’vebeen coming to this pub for over two weeks now and I don’t understand why you put thosecrisps on your head” said the landlord. “Well, it’s obvious my friend” the man replied, “youhaven’t got any peanuts.” Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  22. 22. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 8 - Defining momentsThese words all appeared in the reading on page 86-87 or in the “Are you a politicalanimal?” questions on page 87. Look at the words below and choose the definition on theright closest to the way the word was used in the text. The first set of words has one extradefinition; the rest have two extra definitions for each set.Annexe ❑ showing or feeling very little interestApparently ❑ as it seemsApathetic ❑ addition to something (e.g. to a document) ❑ a building added to another oneCampaign ❑ people who believe others do not do things for good/sincere reasonsConstitution ❑ the condition of a person’s body with regard to health/strengthCynics ❑ the laws according to which a state is governed ❑ a series of military operations ❑ a series of planned activities with a particular commercial or political aimDeficit ❑ disappointed/misleadDemonstration ❑ the amount of money short of what is requiredDisillusioned ❑ the excess of debts over income ❑ showing how something works ❑ a protest usually on the streets against/supporting somethingEccentric ❑ to have the right to somethingElection ❑ unusual/strangeEntitle(d) ❑ not circular or not having the same centre ❑ to give a name to a book, play, etc. ❑ a way of choosing by voting Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  23. 23. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetLaunched ❑ the material used for the inside of a jacket or coatLining ❑ the taking off of a ship or rocketLucrative ❑ (when used with pockets) means to make money usually dishonestly ❑ to start a career in something ❑ profitableMarch ❑ the head of a council of a city or boroughMayor ❑ the way which soldiers walk (regular steps of equal length)Morals ❑ practical lessons to stories (things to learn from stories/experiences) ❑ standards of behaviour / your principles ❑ a protest through the streetsPetty ❑ unimportantPlatform ❑ beliefs/idealsPolicies ❑ raised floor ❑ main aims on which a political party is based ❑ contracts of insuranceRecession ❑ thoughtReckoned ❑ a series of hits of the ball in a game of tennis before a point is wonRally ❑ a large gathering of people usually for political reasons ❑ opposite of boom ❑ used with “with” to mean considered importantServe ❑ to put the ball into play in a game of tennisSlogan ❑ meeting between the heads of governmentsSummit ❑ the highest point ❑ a phrase that is easy to remember ❑ to perform the duties of the post to which you have been appointed Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  24. 24. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow using the definitions you are left with match them with one of the words on the left toshow another meaning of the word. See the example below.Annexe ❑ showing or feeling very little interestApparently ❑ as it seemsApathetic ❑ addition to something (e.g. to a document) ❑ A building added to another oneCampaign ❑ people who believe others do not do things for good/sincere reasonsConstitution ❑ the condition of a person’s body with regard to health/strengthCynics ❑ the laws according to which a state is governed ❑ a series of military operations ❑ a series of planned activities with a particular commercial or political aimDeficit ❑ disappointed/misleadDemonstration ❑ the amount of money short of what is requiredDisillusioned ❑ the excess of debts over income ❑ showing how something works ❑ a protest usually on the streets against/supporting somethingEccentric ❑ to have the right to somethingElection ❑ unusual/strangeEntitle(d) ❑ not circular or not having the same centre ❑ to give a name to a book, play, etc. ❑ a way of choosing by votingLaunched ❑ the material used for the inside of a jacket or coatLining ❑ the taking off of a ship or rocketLucrative ❑ (when used with pockets) means to make money usually dishonestly ❑ to start a career in something ❑ profitable Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  25. 25. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetMarch ❑ the head of a council of a city or boroughMayor ❑ the way which soldiers walk (regular steps of equal length)Morals ❑ practical lessons to stories (things to learn from stories/experiences) ❑ standards of behaviour / your principles ❑ a protest through the streetsPetty ❑ unimportantPlatform ❑ beliefs/idealsPolicies ❑ raised floor ❑ main aims on which a political party is based ❑ contracts of insuranceRecession ❑ thoughtReckoned ❑ a series of hits of the ball in a game of tennis before a point is wonRally ❑ a large gathering of people usually for political reasons ❑ opposite of boom ❑ used with “with” to mean considered importantServe ❑ to put the ball into play in a game of tennisSlogan ❑ meeting between the heads of governmentsSummit ❑ the highest point ❑ a phrase that is easy to remember ❑ to perform the duties of the post to which you have been appointedNow from each group choose one word which has two definitions and write one sentencefor each to show you understand the different meanings. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  26. 26. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 8 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.86-87)These words all appeared in the reading on page 86-87 or in the “Are you a politicalanimal?” questions on page 87. Look at the words below and choose the definition on theright closest to the way the word was used in the text. The first set of words has one extradefinition; the rest have two extra definitions for each set.Annexe a building added to another oneApparently as it seemsApathetic showing or feeling very little interestCampaign a series of planned activities with a particular commercial or politicalConstitution the laws according to which a state is governedCynics people who believe others do not do things for good/sincere reasonsDeficit the excess of debts over incomeDemonstration a protest usually on the streets against/supporting somethingDisillusioned disappointed/misleadEccentric unusual/strangeElection a way of choosing by votingEntitle(d) to give a name to a book, play, etc.Launched the taking off of a ship or rocketLining (when used with pockets) means to make money usually dishonestlyLucrative profitableMarch a protest through the streetsMayor the head of a council of a city or boroughMorals standards of behaviour / your principlesPetty unimportantPlatform main aims on which a political party is basedPolicies beliefs/idealsRecession opposite of boomReckoned used with “with” to mean considered importantRally a series of hits of the ball in a game of tennis before a point is wonServe to perform the duties of the post to which you have been appointed toSlogan a phrase that is easy to rememberSummit meeting between the heads of governments Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  27. 27. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow using the definitions you are left with match them with one of the words on the left toshow another meaning of the word. See the example below.Annexe addition to something (e.g. to a document)Campaign a series of military operationsConstitution the condition of a person’s body with regard to health/strengthDeficit the amount of money short of what is requiredDemonstration showing how something worksEccentric not circular or not having the same centreEntitle(d) to have the right to somethingLaunched the taking off of a ship or rocketLining the material used for the inside of a jacket or coatMarch the way which soldiers walk (regular steps of equal length)Morals practical lessons to stories (things to learn from stories/experiences)Platform raised floorPolicies contracts of insuranceReckoned thoughtRally a large gathering of people usually for political reasonsServe to put the ball into play in a game of tennisSummit the highest point Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  28. 28. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 9 - Did you hear that?Look at the notes below and expand them to make complete sentences. Be careful withyour punctuation and remember the most likely words you will need to add areprepositions, auxiliary verbs and articles. Also you might need to write the full form ofsome abbreviations.Some help has been provided in bold.Enormous egg / with circumference 81.78 cms. / found Western Australian beach / 1993 / by 3children / initially mistook it for very large smooth rock (you’ll need to use a relative pronounto connect the last part of the sentence)What makes egg even more extraordinary / that bird laid it / monstrously large flightless birdcalled Aepyornis Maximus or ‘elephant bird’ / became extinct about 400yrs. ago + lived only onisland Madagascar / at least 6,5k kms. from Australian coastlineScientists believe egg / transported from Madagascar (use modal of deduction and be carefulit needs to be in the passive form) / on prevailing ocean currents / Indian + Southern Oceansactually converge at exact point egg foundEgg now kept Western Australian Museum / paid $25k Australian children’s families /recognition of egg’s importance scientistsWhen you have finished your teacher will play the listening again for you to check yoursentences. If you have anything that is different to the listening, underline it. Your teacherwill then tell you if your sentences are grammatically correct or not. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  29. 29. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow expand the words below to make proper questions. You will need to put verbs into thecorrect tenses and you might need to change the word order for some of the questions.When you have finished try to answer the questions based on the information from all threeparts of the listening.1. Which / most recent story?2. What / statues of Ganesha / make of?3. What / monster make out of?4. Elephant Bird / be able / fly?5. Which stories / provide / scientific explanation? (Try to use present perfect passive)6. Who / decide / admit / trick?7. Why / priest / believe / statues / drink / milk?8. Which paper / first publish / story / Loch Ness Monster / when publish? Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  30. 30. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 9 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.99)This worksheet not only acts as a set of comprehension questions for the listening on page99 but also revises passive structures in Unit 4. Additionally, it provides an opportunity toexpand notes - a different skill which is the opposite of what students were required to doin Unit 6 (page 71 students’ book and website worksheet).The answers provided are the same as the listening but variations to this are also possible.Therefore after students have heard the listening for a second time you may wish to discussany differences they have.This enormous egg, with a circumference of 81.78 centimetres, was found on a WesternAustralian beach in 1993 by three children who initially mistook it for a very large smooth rock.What makes the egg even more extraordinary is that the bird that laid it - a monstrously largeflightless bird called Aepyornis Maximus or ‘elephant bird’ - became extinct about four hundredyears ago and lived only on the island of Madagascar, at least 6,500 kilometres from theAustralian coastline. Scientists believe that the egg must have been transported fromMadagascar on the prevailing ocean currents: the Indian and Southern Oceans actually convergeat the exact point where the egg was found. The egg is now kept in the Western AustralianMuseum, which paid 25,000 (twenty-five thousand) Australian dollars to the children’s familiesin recognition of the egg’s importance to scientists.Answers to question expansion1. Which is the most recent story? B. The story about the statues drinking milk.2. What were the statues of Ganesha made of?(You might want to highlight the difference here between made “of”, “out of”, “from”, “with”and “by”) Marble3. What was the monster made out of? A toy submarine and some plastic wood.4. Was the Elephant Bird able to fly? No. It was flightless.5. Which stories have been provided with a scientific explanation? B and C.6. Who decided to admit that it was a trick? One of Weatherill’s sons.7. Why did the priest believe the statues were drinking the milk? Because the gods were showing their power - especially to the younger generation.8. Which paper first published the story about the Loch Ness Monster and when was itpublished? The Daily Mail in 1934. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman-elt.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2001 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  31. 31. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 10 - Giving OpinionsWorking with a partner put the sentences below into the most suitable column in the tableon the next page.As I see it.... I’m not at all keen on.... Now, that’s a difficultDo you really think so? I’m not exactly sure what question.From my own point of you mean. One possibility would beview I’d say.... I’m not really sure. to...Given the choice I’d go I’m not too sure about Personally,....for.... that. That’s one way of seeingHow about.... I’m not very fond of.... it but....I adore....I see you point, I’m quite keen on.... We could always....but.... I’m really not in favour We’d like to....I believe.... of.... We’re going to....I can’t stand.... If I had to choose I’d opt We’ve decided to....I hardly think so. for.... What about....I particularly like.... If you asked me, I’d Why don’t we....I really love.... say.... Yes, but have you thoughtI wouldn’t like to say. In my opinion.... about....I’d rather.... It seems to me that....I’m afraid it’s not really It’s a difficult choice, butmy cup of tea. on the whole I prefer....I’m in two minds about It’s difficult to say.this. Let’s.... Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  32. 32. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetLanguage of Language of Stating opinion Showing Makingagreement disagreement uncertainty suggestionsExpressing likes Expressing Showing Describing your Asking for dislikes preference decisions clarification Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  33. 33. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetImagine your school has won a prize of £2,000 which they can spend on anything they like.Below are some ideas with their advantages and disadvantages. Can you add any ideas tothe list? Suggestion Advantage DisadvantageNew books. Teachers could use the books Students hardly ever look at to find more interesting the books which are in the material. library now.Educational Trips It would make a pleasant It’s difficult to find a time change for the class to go out when the whole class can go as a group. out together.Camcorder Students could make films Not all students like being which is a fun way to practise recorded and the shyer their English. members of the class might feel uncomfortable.Language Lab It provides a different way for More money would need to be students to practise and raised. Language labs are improve their speaking and quite expensive. listening.Teachers’ Bonus Teachers would be happier Some teachers are never and as a result the class might happy and they earn enough be a lot more fun. as it is.Discuss in groups what the money should be spent on. You might not agree with theadvantages and disadvantages given. If you don’t, say so. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  34. 34. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 10 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.110-111)This task revise the language covered in both modules 8 & 10. It also extends the rangecovered and will require plenty of opportunities for practice.For the first task you might find there is some disagreement as the meaning of many of theexpressions depends on both the context and intonation use. The answers given belowtherefore are only a guide.Language of Language of Stating opinion Showing Makingagreement disagreement uncertainty suggestionsI think you’re I hardly think so. Personally,.... It’s difficult to We couldright about.... Do you really I believe.... say. always....That’s what I think so? It seems to me Now, that’s a Why don’t we....think too. I’m not too sure that.... difficult How about....I’d have said the about that. If you asked me, question. What about....same. That’s one way I’d say.... I wouldn’t like to Let’s....That’s a great of seeing it In my opinion.... say. One possibilityidea. but.... As I see it.... I’m not really would be to...That’s for sure! Yes, but have From my own sure.You’re not wrong you thought point of view I’d I’m in two mindsthere! about.... say.... about this.What a good I see you point,idea! but....Expressing likes Expressing Showing Describing your Asking for dislikes preference decisions clarificationI particularly I’m really not in It’s a difficult We’ve decided I’m not exactlylike.... favour of.... choice, but on to.... sure what youI really love.... I’m not very fond the whole I We’re going mean.I’m quite keen of.... prefer.... to....on.... I can’t stand.... I’d rather.... We’d like to....I adore.... I’m not at all Given the choice keen on.... I’d go for.... I’m afraid it’s If I had to choose not really my I’d opt for.... cup of tea.There are no right or wrong answers for the second table completion task but the task givesstudents some time to think about alternative ways to spend the money.For the discussion stage of the task you could do it as a whole class activity and awardpoints every time a student uses one of the expressions appropriately. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  35. 35. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 11 (To be used with p.120-121)Look at the broken sentences below. Put them into the correct tense and then answer thequestions about yourself. You will need to add some words.1. If/you/have/the/ability/to/become/invisible/when/you/use/it/and/what/for?2. If/you/can/read/minds/whose/mind/you/read/and/why?3. If/you/have/one/wish/what/it/be? I wish....4. Imagine/that/you/can/control/people/by/telepathy. When/you/use/it?5. Suppose/that/you/witness/a/crime/commit/by/someone/famous. What/you/do?Now ask your partner the questions above and make notes below. Your teacher will ask youto report back their answers to the class. During the reporting-back session ask anyquestions about people’s choices. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  36. 36. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetNow look at the answers below from five different people and match them to the questionsabove.(Antonio) I’m not sure what I’d want. I’m quite content with the things the way they are. Iguess if I had to make one, I’d probably like to do something which would benefit a lot ofpeople. Perhaps, putting an end to world hunger.(Beata) Well, the first thing that came to my head was blackmail. I know it’s not the right thingto do but people like these after role models and shouldn’t behave like that. However, I’m notreally sure if I’d have the courage to do it. I don’t think I’d have the courage to go to the policeeither. I guess I’d probably do nothing.(Cristina) This is something I’d love to be able to do and I’m sure I’d see a lot of things which Iwasn’t supposed to. I’d probably end up getting into trouble because of it but it’d be so muchfun. Could you imagine being able to go to the cinema without paying? You could save a fortuneon all sorts of things.(Daniel) I’d hate this and I certainly wouldn’t use it. In the wrong hands this could becatastrophic! One person could have power over the whole world. On the other, if it was usedproperly you could use it to help people overcome their fears.(Erica) I have no doubts when I’d use this - with my boyfriend! I know sometimes the lies hetells me are white lies - you know not hurt my feelings - but I prefer honesty. And what I hatemost is when he says he’s going to be back at a certain time but I know he has not intention ofreturning at that time. I wish he’d just tell me the truth!Now match one of the words in the text to one of the definitions below.(a) conquer(b) help(c) lot of money(d) satisfied(e) plan/aim(f) a harmless untruth(g) disastrous(h) demanding money by threatening to reveal information Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  37. 37. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 11 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.120-121)Look at the broken sentences below. Put them into the correct tense and then answer thequestions about yourself. You will need to add some words.1. If you had the ability to become invisible, when would you use it and what for?2. If you could read minds, whose mind would you read and why?3. If you had one wish what would it be?4. Imagine that you could control people by telepathy. When would you use it?5. Suppose that you witnessed a crime commit by someone famous. What would you do?During the pair work and reporting back session you can monitor and make notes of anymistakes.Now look at the answers below from five different people and match them to the questionsabove.(Antonio) Question 3.(Beata) Question 5.(Cristina) Question 1.(Daniel) Question 4.(Erica) Question 2.Now match one of the words in the text to one of the definitions below.(a) conquer overcome(b) help benefit(c) lot of money fortune(d) satisfied content(e) plan/aim intention(f) a harmless untruth white lie(g) disastrous catastrophic(h) demanding money by threatening to reveal information blackmail Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  38. 38. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 12 - In the pressLook at the sentences below. Write T next to the ones which are true and Fnext to the ones which are false. The first has been done for you.(a) You usually find a caption under a photograph in a newspaper. (T)(b) If someone was having problems with 6 across, they would be reading the letters page.(c) The best place to find out what is going on in famous people’s lives is the gossip column.(d) Newspapers are divided into two groups - commercial and financial.(e) On the whole, newspapers come in two sizes - broadsheet and tabloid.(f) Classified advertisements are usually placed by private sellers.(g) An agony aunt usually writes the horoscopes for newspapers.(h) If you were reading an obituary, you would be reading a review about a theatre play.(i) The editorial is a section in the newspaper which gives the newspaper’s opinion.(j) An editor would be happy if the circulation of his paper was gradually decreasing.Now look at the headlines below and try to guess what each story is aboutand where you might find them. Choose from the box. sports pages television guide business pages gossip column domestic/home news foreign news arts pages1. Ratings soar with telly soap murder2. U.S. paper sued for libel3. United out after 4-0 defeat4. Tories lose another seat5. Rembrandt exhibition sees record queues6. Whitbread Ltd. all set for multi-million merger7. L.A. clean up after another shake of 7.2 on Richter scale8. Another case of TB in local primary9. Bygate to wed no.610.Terrific title defence with 2nd round K.O.Now choose one of the above and write the rest of the article. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable
  39. 39. Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate WorksheetModule 12 Teacher’s notes (To be used with p.130 of theStudent’s book or p.77 of the Workbook)Look at the sentences below. Write T next to the ones which are true and Fnext to the ones which are false.(a) T(b) F (they would be doing a crossword)(c) T(d) F (quality and popular)(e) T(f) T(g) F (she usually writes replies to letters in the problem page)(h) F (you would be reading about the life of someone well-known who had recently died)(i) T(j) F (they would like to see an increase in circulation (the number of papers sold))Now look at the headlines below and try to guess what each story is aboutand where you might find them. Choose from the box. sports pages television guide business news gossip column domestic/home news foreign news arts pages1. Ratings soar with telly soap murder television guide (about an increase in television ratings because of the murder of on of the characters)2. U.S. paper sued for libel foreign news (about an American paper who were taken to court and sued for printing something untrue)3. United out after 4-0 defeat sports pages (about the 4-0 defeat of a football team which resulted in them going out of a competition)4. Tories lose another seat domestic/home news (about the Conservative party losing a local election)5. Rembrandt exhibition sees record queues arts pages (about queues of record length to see paintings by Rembrandt)6. Whitebread Ltd. all set for multi-million merger business news (about two companies joining together)7. L.A. clean up after another shake of 7.2 on Richter scale foreign news (about an earthquake in Los Angeles)8. Another case of TB in local primary domestic/home news (about a case of tuberculosis at a local primary school)9. Bygate to wed no.6 gossip column (about a famous celebrity getting married for the 6th time)10.Terrific title defence with 2nd round K.O. sports pages (about a boxer successfully defending his title with a knock-out in the second round)Now choose one of the above and write the rest of the article.The last task can be done in class or given for homework. Cutting Edge Companion Website www.longman.com/cuttingedge Copyright © 2002 Pearson Education Photocopiable

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