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Reading the signs

  1. 1. Reading the signs 6.1 Can you talk about your feelings? Unit6 1 Unscramble these words. Then match 4 Make sentences from the prompts. them with the definitions below. a eugstesr ___________ gestures __ 5 b ejetcr______________ __ c irengo _____________ __ d dofncuse___________ __ e reridtiat____________ __ f odrriew____________ __ g rsosc ______________ __ 1 Another word for annoyed. 2 The opposite of accept. 3 When you pretend someone isn’t there. 4 When you are angry or irritated you are … . a He / lie down / when / feel lazy. 5 Movements of hands or head to show _______________________________________ He lies down when he feels lazy. feelings. b If he / interested in someone / make eye 6 When you keep thinking about a problem contact. you are … . _______________________________________ 7 When you don’t know what to do or don’t c When he / excited / he / dance around the understand, you are … . house. 2 Match the two halves of these _______________________________________ d He / turn away / if / bored. sentences. _______________________________________ a We turn away from someone if __ 4 e He / not make gestures / when / tired. b When people have a lot of problems _______________________________________ problems, __ f He / not tired / if / go to bed before c He frowns if __ d She rejects people if __ midnight. e If their team wins a match, __ _______________________________________ 1 she’s feeling depressed. 2 they get confused. 5 Label the pictures with these words. 3 he feels angry. 4 we are ignoring them. depressed interested puzzled relaxed 5 they get excited. Wow! 3 Write what you do when you feel ... . a excited ________________________________ When I feel excited, I jump up _______________________________________ and down! b irritated _______________________________ a b _______________________________________ c relaxed ________________________________ _______________________________________ d puzzled _______________________________ _______________________________________ e worried _______________________________ c d _______________________________________ f bored _________________________________ a _________________ c _________________ interested _______________________________________ b _________________ d _________________ © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 27
  2. 2. Reading the signs 6.2 Vocabulary Unit6 1 Circle the correct answer. 4 Complete the sentences with these a If you are depressed, you are … . words. 1 pleased 2 sad 3 angry clover ladder lean b A magpie is a type of … . magpie relaxing 1 bird 2 car 3 game c Clover is a type of … . 1 tree 2 bird 3 plant d If you are cross, you are … . 1 angry 2 unhappy 3 happy e An umbrella is used to keep you … . 1 warm 2 wet 3 dry f If you are puzzled, you … . 1 understand 2 are confused 3 are frightened 2 Unscramble the following words. a I found a four-leaf vocler __________ in the clover garden yesterday. b Oh dear, you’ve tpils __________ the salt, that’s bad luck. a I saw a beautiful black and white _________ magpie c I’ve been jectered ___________ from the in the garden today. course, my marks weren’t good enough. b Will you stand up straight. Don’t _________ d She completely nogierd ___________ me, on the wall! she didn’t even say hello. c _______ is a small plant that can be lucky e I’m really redob ___________. There’s if it has four leaves. nothing to do. d The window cleaner needed a ___________ f I’ve been tecepacd ___________ at to clean the upstairs windows. university. I start in October. e I’ve just been on holiday to the beach. g Oh dear, it’s raining and I’ve forgotten I swam, slept and ate a lot. It was so my brellaum ___________. ___________. 3 Match the words on the right with the group of words on the left. 5 Write the past simple and -ing form of these verbs. past -ing a fold ____________ folded ____________ folding b cross ____________ ____________ c accept ____________ ____________ d reject ____________ ____________ e ignore ____________ ____________ a horseshoe __2 1 opposite not agree conflict f depress ____________ ____________ b superstition __ 2 race horse ride g confuse ____________ ____________ c contradict __ 3 wet rain bad weather h excite ____________ ____________ d belief __ 4 religion God church i relax ____________ ____________ e ladder __ 5 movement generous hand j irritate ____________ ____________ f gesture __ 6 climb rung go up/down k bore ____________ ____________ g umbrella __ 7 black cat lucky clover l contradict ____________ ____________ 28 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  3. 3. Reading the signs 6.3 Can you talk about what will happen? Unit6 1 Write these words in the correct 4 Look at the pictures and then match place. the two parts of each sentence. clover contradict ladder magpie spill superstition umbrella a You use an ________ in the rain. umbrella b A black and white _______________. c You use a ___________________ to climb. d You can ______________ liquid from a cup. e ___________ is when you believe in magic. f If you find _____________ with four leaves, you’ll be lucky! g You ____________ when you say that what someone else has said is wrong. 2 Expand these sentences. a right ear itches / something good / happen _______________________________________ If your right ear itches, something good _______________________________________ will happen. b drop a fork / man / visit _______________________________________ c stand in a doorway / not get married _______________________________________ d bottom of your right foot / itch / take a trip _______________________________________ e cheeks suddenly feel hot / somebody / speak about you _______________________________________ a ___ If your nose itches, 5 _______________________________________ b ___ If you blow out all the candles on a f drop a comb / while / comb your hair / birthday cake at one time, a disappointment / come c ___ If you say goodbye to a friend on a _______________________________________ bridge, _______________________________________ d ___ If you cut your fingernails on Friday or Saturday, 3 Finish these sentences. e ___ When you see an ambulance, you will What do you think will happen? be unlucky if a If we win a gold medal at the Olympics, f ___ If you take a test using the same pencil _______________________________________ there’ll be a big party. you studied with, b If I don’t study, I ________________________ c If I don’t get married, I __________________ 1 it will bring bad luck. _______________________________________ 2 you won’t see him/her again. d If this class finishes early, I ________________ _______________________________________ 3 your wish will come true. e If I don’t watch TV later, I _________________ 4 you don’t pinch your nose until you see a dog. f If there’s nothing to eat in the house tonight, 5 you will be kissed by an idiot. we ____________________________________ 6 the pencil will remember the answers. © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 29
  4. 4. Reading the signs 6.4 Reading and writing Unit6 1 Match these questions with the texts. a Why do some zodiac signs have more days than others? __ 5 b How does it work? __ c Is it the same all over the world? __ d Where did the idea of the zodiac come from? __ e Why did people think the stars were important? __ f Where does our modern twelve-symbol zodiac come from? __ 1 In ancient times, people didn’t really understand how the Earth, the sun, and the stars moved. They observed the sky all the time and imagined that the constellations — the way the stars appear to be in groups — might be important. 2 Several of these constellations are in the zodiac and are represented by symbols. People thought that the changing positions of the constellations at different times of the year affected people and events on Earth. They imagined stories about their gods and other myths. 3 Imagine a straight line drawn from Earth through the Sun and out into space. Then, as the Earth orbits the Sun, the imaginary line would rotate, pointing to different stars throughout one complete orbit — which takes one year. 4 The Babylonians lived over 3,000 years ago. They divided their year into twelve months because of the Moon. So they divided the zodiac into twelve equal parts — like cutting a pizza into twelve equal slices — and each month got a slice of the zodiac all to itself. 5 According to the Babylonians’ own ancient stories, there were thirteen constellations in the zodiac. The Babylonians picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out. But the constellations are different sizes and shapes. So the Sun spends different lengths of time lined up with each one. 6 Other cultures and traditions have recognized as many as twenty-four constellations in the zodiac — it all depends on the different parts of the world! Maybe the Babylonians just didn’t like the number thirteen. It is unlucky, you know … 2 Now match these ideas to the paragraphs they describe best. a ___ The Babylonians wanted to make their zodiac the same as their year. 4 b ___ It’s a bit like a very big clock. c ___ Sometimes, things don’t fit perfectly into place! d ___ Things that happen in space can change things on Earth. e ___ People interpret things in different ways all over the world. f ___ Science was quite simple in the past. People watched things and had ideas. 3 Find words in Activity 1 that mean the same as these: a looked at ______________ observed b very old ______________ c thought about ______________ d move in space ______________ e a piece of something ______________ f bad luck ______________ 30 © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE
  5. 5. Reading the signs 6.5 Culture Unit6 Proverbs 1 Match the pictures and proverbs. 1 2 a Many hands make light work. ___ b Too many cooks spoil the soup. ___ 2 Match the proverbs in Activity 1 with these definitions. If a lot of people … a try to do something at the same time they will fail. ___ b work together they will do it more easily. ___ 3 English has a lot of proverbs. Try and match these with their meanings. a More haste, less speed. ___ 3 b All that glitters is not gold. ___ c The early bird gets the worm. ___ d There’s no smoke without fire. ___ e Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. ___ f Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ___ g Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. ___ h A fool and his money are soon parted. ___ 1 Everybody finds different things attractive. 2 Spectacular things are not always the best. 3 If you try to go too fast, everything will go wrong. 4 If someone gives you something, don’t look for faults in it. 5 People who are awake and arrive first often do well in life. 6 If you hear a rumour more than once, there’s probably some truth in it. 7 It’s a mistake to place your hopes and dreams in one place or person. 8 If you are not careful and intelligent, you will soon lose all your money. 4 Look at the words in bold in Activity 3. Can you match them with their meanings? a a present given to somebody _________ gift b shines _________ c hurry ________ d a bag made of straw _________ e an observer ___________ f a small, long animal __________ g separated _________ h a cloud of fine particles made when something burns __________ © Richmond Publishing, 2004 PHOTOCOPIABLE 31