London diaries
4.1 Can you talk about what you did?
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London diaries
4.2 Vocabulary
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London diaries
4.3 Can you talk about life 150 years ago?
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London diaries
4.4 Reading and writing
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4.5 Culture
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  1. 1. London diaries 4.1 Can you talk about what you did? Unit4 1 Read the text and write the verbs in 2 Write true (T) or false (F). the past simple. Then put the pictures Correct the false ones. in the right order. a Claire went to York last week. ______________________________________ F Claire went to York yesterday. b The weather was good. ______________________________________ c Claire made some sandwiches. ______________________________________ d They visited the Minster. ______________________________________ e They left York at half past eight. ______________________________________ 1 3 Unscramble the words in the dialogue. a TOM: were / yesterday / Where / you / ? _________________________________ Where were you yesterday? b JAKE: Madame / was / at / Tussauds / I / . _________________________________ c T: kind of / what / models / there / were / ? _________________________________ d J: were / lots of / singers / there / famous / actors / and / . _________________________________ e T: in / was / Beckham / museum / the / ? _________________________________ Yesterday, I (a) ________ (get up) really early got up J: Yes, he was. because we were going to York. The weather f T: you / were / the dungeon / in / ? (b) ________ (be) nice — cold but sunny. First, _________________________________ I (c) ________ (buy) some food at the supermarket. My mum (d) ________ (make) g J: Yes, I was. / scary / was / the dungeon some ham and cheese sandwiches for / but / liked / I / it / . everybody, and I also (e) ________ (take) a few _________________________________ drinks. On the coach, we (f) ________ (sing) silly songs and (g) ________ (laugh) all the time until we got there. Then, we h) ________ (visit) York Minster and the City Walls. 4 Classify the verbs in four columns. The stained-glass windows in the Minster are invite stop rob dance prefer play spectacular. And the medieval walls are just start talk order arrive tidy hate like the ones you imagine in fairy tales. After study marry shop chat cry that, we (i) ________ (have) lunch near the a b c d Guildhall and (j) ________ (walk) along some + -d + -ed + -ied + consonant narrow streets full of shops. We (k) ________ + -ed (leave) York at six o’clock. On the way back, _______ invited _______ talked _______ studied _______ stopped I (l) ________ (fall) asleep because I _______ _______ _______ _______ (m) ________ (be) really tired. _______ _______ _______ _______ It (n) ________ (be) a wonderful day. _______ _______ _______ _______ © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 17
  2. 2. London diaries 4.2 Vocabulary Unit4 1 Write the correct past tenses. 4 Find the past tense of each of the a invite invited thirteen irregular verbs. b skip a get got h speak c order b buy i see d tidy c sing j fall e start d make k take f study e light l have g dance f sleep m leave h chat g go 2 Write the past tense of these verbs G O T R S A N G E D in the correct column. P T O N J O M K H Y work light leave go make W B O U G H T S E S speak love like show fall H E K Q V A C B M L regular irregular F Z T M A D E O X E ____________ worked ____________ E P L D E C B N H P ____________ ____________ L E F T R N I L I T ____________ ____________ L I L T W E N T B F ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ W S X E D C R F V T S A W G B S P O K E 3 Match the pictures to the words. 5 Complete the sentences with the appropriate verb in the past tense. invite walk order show buy dance 1 2 3 4 a We __________ to the music all night. danced b We __________ a hamburger and chips. c We __________ to school, because we 5 6 missed the bus. d The guide __________ us the paintings a potatoes 3 d fire in the exhibition. b diary e chimney e We __________ some food at the market. c prisoners f coal f She __________ him to her birthday party. 18 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  3. 3. London diaries 4.3 Can you talk about life 150 years ago? Unit4 1 Write true answers to these questions. 3 Are these verbs regular (R) a Were you at home all day yesterday? or irregular (I)? _______________________________________ No, I wasn't./Yes, I was. Write them in the past. b Were you at school yesterday? a invite R _______ n take invited _______ _______________________________________ b start _______ o hate _______ c Were you late for your classes this morning? c get _______ p sing _______ _______________________________________ d have _______ q want _______ d Was it warm yesterday? e visit _______ r swim _______ _______________________________________ f appear _______ s laugh _______ e Was your best friend ill last week? g go _______ t leave _______ _______________________________________ h speak _______ u buy _______ i talk _______ v dance _______ j see _______ w sleep _______ 2 This is what Carla did and didn’t do k need l light _______ x do _______ y order _______ _______ yesterday. m fall _______ z make _______ 4 Match the events with the dates. 1789 1913 1938 1945 1879 1962 a b c d f g Answer the questions about Carla. Did she ... a play computer games? ________________ Yes, she did. a When did Superman appear for the first time b drink a can of soft drink? ________________ No, she didn't. in a comic? ______ 1938 c do her homework? ________________ b When did Anne Frank die? ______ d do the ironing? ________________ c When did Edison invent the electric bulb? e have cabbage for dinner? ________________ ______ f go swimming? ________________ d When did Paramount Studios open in Hollywood? ______ Now, write sentences about what you did e When was Jon Bon Jovi born? ______ yesterday. f When did George Washington become __________________________________________ Yesterday, I played computer games. president of the USA? ______ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Now answer the questions above. __________________________________________ a _______________________________________ Superman appeared for the first time in 1938. __________________________________________ b _______________________________________ __________________________________________ c _______________________________________ __________________________________________ d _______________________________________ __________________________________________ e _______________________________________ f _______________________________________ © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 19
  4. 4. London diaries 4.4 Reading and writing Unit4 1 Put the sentences of this biography of George Eliot in the correct order. George Eliot was an English novelist in the nineteenth century — but this George was not a man! George Eliot was a woman! Her real name was Mary Ann Evans. This is the story of her life … a All her other books were successful, too. The most famous are The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner and the book some people think is the best in the English language, Middlemarch. George Eliot is a famous writer. But not everybody knows she was a woman. Why did she change her name? b When she was young she read all the time. She never stopped reading and educating herself. She learned German and Italian, too. c She was born in 1819 in Warwickshire, England. She was the youngest of five children. She had two brothers and two sisters. 1 d Well, it was very unusual for women to be educated at all in those days. Most girls never went to school, and it was very difficult for women to be writers. So, she used a man’s name and became one of the best writers, male or female, of all time. e Her favourite brother was Isaac. In one of her novels, she wrote about a brother and sister who are a lot like her and Isaac. f Her father died in 1849, and she went to London, where she made lots of friends who told her she should be a writer. She started writing short stories and then her first novel, Adam Bede, which was a great success. 2 Now put the novels of George Eliot 3 Complete this form with information in the correct order. about George Eliot. a The Mill on the Floss – the next after ______ Adam Bede Year of her birth: ___ 1819 __________ b Middlemarch – 1872 Place of birth: _________ ___________ c Silas Marner – eleven years before Family name: _________ ______ Middlemarch t her family: _________ Other information abou ________ _____________________ d Adam Bede – her first novel 1 _____________________ ________ n: __________________ George Eliot’s professio about George Eliot: Interesting information _________ _____________________ _____________________ 20 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  5. 5. London diaries 4.5 Culture Unit4 The Notting Hill Carnival 1 Read this guidebook extract and complete the text with and or but. Places to visit in London: Notting Hill The success of the film Notting Hill, with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, made this area of West London world famous. But Notting Hill has always been a special part of London. With its enormous white houses, tall green trees, big squares, friendly community, excellent shops (a) ____ cafes, the famous Portobello Road street market (b) ____ lovely parks, it is a very special place to live. That´s why many famous celebrities, including Madonna, have houses there. Sadly, it is now one of the most expensive places to live in Europe! (c) ____ much more famous than the film is the Notting Hill Carnival – the biggest street carnival in Europe. The first Caribbean carnival was celebrated in Trinidad after the Abolition of Slavery in 1833. Black Caribbeans had a street party with songs, dance (d) ____ costumes. Over the next century, people from the Caribbean developed the principal aspects of the Carnival – the calypso music, the colourful costumes (e) ____ the spectacular vehicles where the musicians play as they parade through the streets. Many West Indians immigrated to the UK in the 1950s (f) ____ took with them their musical traditions. For several years, Carnival was celebrated inside in big halls. (g) ___ in 1964 Rhaune Laslett, a social worker, organised a party outside her house, and this was the first street carnival. It quickly grew as year after year more people came to dance, to watch (h) ____ to party. (i) ____ now over a million people come each of the three days to the festivities. Today it is an enormous event that dominates the streets of Notting Hill for the last Friday, Saturday (j) ____ Sunday of August. Crazy and usually hot, the Notting Hill Carnival is a fantastic party (k) ____ a celebration of multicultural London. Don’t miss it! 2 Write true (T) or false (F). Correct the false ones. a Hugh Grant lives in Notting Hill with Julia Roberts. _________________________________________ F. They lived there in the film. b Notting Hill is a very green area of London. _______________________________________________ c Nobody famous lives there. _____________________________________________________________ d Notting Hill is a horrible, cheap place to live. ______________________________________________ e The first Caribbean Carnival was only for slaves. __________________________________________ __ f The first Carnival celebrations in Europe were in the streets of London. _______________________ g Rhaune Haslett was a policeman. ________________________________________________________ h In 1964 she organised the first street carnival outside her house. _____________________________ i The Carnival is on for three days every summer. ___________________________________________ j The guidebook recommends it to visitors. ________________________________________________ _ 3 Would you like to go to the Notting Hill Carnival? Do you celebrate Carnival in your town? Are your celebrations similar to Notting Hill’s? Write about them in your notebook. © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 21

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