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  1. 1. Good weather? 5.1 Can you talk about plans and arrangements? Unit5 1 Circle the correct option. 4 Complete the letter with these words. a The next bus leaves / will leave in five am going to are staying are swimming minutes. is going isn’t ’m writing seagulls b I’m taking my wet suit. That will keep / keeps me warm! c What time will we meet / are we meeting the boys? d The water’s warm, so you aren’t going to wear / wearing wet suits. e Once you are changed, we will get into / we are getting into the rowing boat. f Watch out! The cliff’s very dangerous, you are falling / ’ll fall! Dear David, Did you get my last letter? I (a) ‘m writing this from the island. We (b) here 2 Put the dialogue in the right order. in the Nature Studies Centre for another four a Yes, you do. The sea will be cold today. days. There (c) any electricity, b Hurry up, or we’ll be late! The snorkelling so this letter (d) to go on the session starts at ten! 1 next rowing boat to the mainland! The others c We can take the train. The next one goes in (e) at the moment, but I cut my ten minutes. leg on the coral, so I (f) go d What about Jane? bird-watching in a minute. There are some e Do I need my wet suit? huge (g) here, as well as some f How are we getting there? more interesting birds. See you soon! Pete 3 Complete these sentences with true 5 Complete this conversation. BELLA: Welcome to the Seaside Snorkel and information. Dive Tour! First of all we a After school tomorrow, I’m going to (a) ‘re driving (drive) to go to the shopping centre with my friends. the quay and get changed. b Tonight, I’m JUNE: It’s not very good weather. (b) (we wear) c This Friday night, I wet suits? B: Yes, look at the sky, and those black clouds, d Next Saturday, my best friend is it (c) (rain) later on. J: How (d) (get) to Coral Island? e After lunch, I B: Well, once you have changed, we (e) (row) the rowing f Next summer, my family boats out to the island. J: What (f) (we do) on the island? B: Well, we (g) (look for) the treasure before we snorkel and dive at eleven o’clock. 22 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  2. 2. Good weather? 5.2 Vocabulary Unit5 1 Circle the different word and say why. 3 Correct the following sentences with these words. bird different pollution tasty water sports a Ireland Scotland Wales English a Seagulls are a type of fish. The others are countries. Seagulls are a type of bird. b seagull cliff shell hot b If something is varied, it’s all the same. c flooding tasty drought smog c Wet suits are used for flying. d cloudy beach windy sunny d Smog is caused by too much sun. e smog camp site hotel youth hostel e The meal was really windy. f hot tasty varied drought 4 Match the words with their definitions. a skiers 1 2 Circle the correct option. b cheap c snow d drought e beach hut 1 people who ski 2 a long time with no rain 3 a small house on the beach 4 the opposite of expensive 5 frozen rain a ... are perfect for skiing. 5 Find five countries and their languages. 1 The Alps 2 Alps 3 An Alp E N G L A N D N E H b The ... was right next to the beach. N S C O T T I S H E 1 tent site 2 camping 3 camp site E C I R I S H I L G c It was so ... that we couldn’t see a thing. N O R W E G I A N E G T E W A L E S S R 1 hot 2 foggy 3 warm L L L C E O R R S M d The torrential rains have caused heavy ... . I A A G E R M A N A 1 flooding 2 drought 3 smog S N N O R W A Y E N e ... fires are very common in the summer. H D D W I A N O S Y 1 Wood 2 Forest 3 Tree W E L S H S Y N N D © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 23
  3. 3. Good weather? 5.3 Can you make predictions about the weather? Unit5 1 Label the picture with these words. 4 Classify these predictions. cloudy foggy raining snowing sunny very cold very hot windy It’s ... a b c d very hot e f g h Watch out — if we don’t take action now ... a forests will disappear! b Coastal cities might disappear under 2 Fill in the missing vowels to complete flooding! c our farming land will become deserts! the words. d we might never have a summer again! a Too many cars and people are p_ll_t_ng o u i e temperatures might go up so much that the world. we will never see snow again! b When there’s a lot of rain and too much f temperatures will go down so low that we water, there’s fl_ _d_ng. will never see the sun again! c When there’s no rain for a very long time, there’s a dr_ _ght. a certainty a possibility d When the temperature isn’t cold and isn’t hot, it is w_rm. a e We measure the t_mp_r_t_r_ in centigrades. f Places with no water and lots of sand are called d_s_rts. 3 Unscramble these predictions from 5 Circle the correct option to complete a weather forecast. these sentences. a will / it / be / England / in / windy / . a Take your hat and gloves. It might / will be It will be windy in England. cold later on. b the / morning / rain / it / in / will / . b I’m not taking my umbrella. Look at the sky! It won’t / mightn’t rain! c Wales / weather / the / in / be / warm / c It might / will be cold. It occasionally snows will / first / at / . in Dublin. d No, it’s too hot. It won’t / mightn’t snow d up / it / be / will / in / Scotland / very / today. snow / it / and / will / cold / . e OK, it might / will be sunny this afternoon, but not hot enough to swim in the sea! e go / cloudy / down / will / temperatures / f I spoke to my friends in Athens and the will / and / it / be / . temperature’s twenty-six degrees now. It will / might be the same tomorrow! 24 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  4. 4. Good weather? 5.4 Reading and writing Unit5 1 Read the text and answer the questions. ANNOUNCER: We interrupt this programme to bring you the latest news from the Space Mission to Mars. Let’s go directly to Mission Control on Hope Island in the South Pacific … REPORTER 1: Yes, you are joining us at an incredibly exciting moment. In a few moments we are going to see the first images of a human being on the surface of the Red Planet. The three astronauts are going to land their module in two minutes. Then, they are going to get out of the module and that will be a historic moment for humanity … REPORTER 2: Yes, but before they do that they are going to say a few words to us from inside the module. Astronauts, can you hear us? ASTRONAUT 1: Yes, Earth, we can hear you! R2: That’s fantastic! Tell us, quickly, before you go out onto the planet’s surface, what you think it will be like out there. ASTRONAUT 2: Well, we know that it’s amazingly cold out here on Mars, and that’s because there’s no atmosphere, so the heat of the Sun just disappears. And because there’s no atmosphere, it will be quite difficult to breathe! Ha-ha! But, no, we’ll be okay because of our spacesuits. R1: Tell us about the suits. A1: Well, our spacesuits are amazing. They’ll give us enough air to breathe and protect us from the atmosphere, they’re very strong and very warm. R1: And how long are you going to be on the surface? A2: We’re going to be here for about three weeks. We’re not going to sleep on the planet — we’ll sleep in the module and work on the planet’s surface. We have to go now: we’re going to land in a few seconds. R2: Okay, well good luck and we’ll speak to you soon. a Who asks about the historic event that is going to happen? Reporter 1 b Who talks about the weather conditions on the planet? c Who talks about what the astronauts are going to do? d Who talks about what they are going to wear? e Who talks what they are going to do on the planet’s surface? 2 Put the events in the best order. a The astronauts get into the spaceship. 1 e The astronauts work on the planet. b They get out of the spaceship. f They return to Earth on their way back c The astronauts land the spaceship on the from space. planet. g The spaceship leaves Earth. d They send a message from the planet h The spaceship travel millions of kilometres to earth. through space. 3 Imagine you are on a very long space journey. Write a diary and say what you do during the journey and what you are going to do when you arrive. © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 25
  5. 5. Good weather? 5.5 Culture Unit5 Summer camps 1 Look quickly at the text. Tick (✔) the phrase that corresponds to the pictures. a different activities at the camp b someone’s opinion of a camp c the cost of going to a camp d where the camps are situated 1 What do you usually do in your summer holidays? A lot of teenagers in the USA go to summer camps for a few weeks every year. Until recently, there were very few summer camps in the UK but now the number is growing. Prices range from €300–€600 a week. This includes seven nights of accommodation with all meals and most activities. Accommodation is usually in shared dormitories. 2 The camps provide activities such as mountain-biking, abseiling, kayaking, water-skiing, scuba diving, fencing, sailing and climbing. For those who are not so keen on sport, there are plenty of alternatives. At some camps you can learn about film-making — writing a script and filming on location. At least one camp will let you try DJ-ing — mixing and sampling to create your own CD. And that’s not all. You can learn to drive, do motor maintenance, design a web-site, and develop your acting skills by taking part in a play. 3 Many of the camps are situated in attractive areas near the sea or in the countryside. Some are modern buildings but others are interesting old houses or even castles. And you don’t have to stay in camp all the time. There are often organised excursions to places of interest such as safari parks and nature reserves. 4 People who go to a summer camp often repeat the experience. Sarah, 15, says, ‘You never get bored. There’s always something to do and every day is different. I’ve made lots of new friends too. I can’t wait to go back again next year.’ 2 Answer true (T) or false (F). 3 Look at paragraph 2 in Activity 1. Correct the false sentences. Find words for these definitions. a More people go to camps in the UK than a going down a vertical rock with a rope in the USA. around you abseiling F - Until recently, there weren’t many b sailing in a canoe summer camps in the UK. c fighting someone with a sword b All activities are included in the price. d the words that people say in a film c There are no activities for people who don’t like sport. e working as a disc jockey d The camps are in different types of buildings. f the engine of a car 26 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE