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  • Nouns: generations • baby boom • hairstyle • look • fashion • peace • war • icon • craze • birth • death • gadget • invention
  • PRACTICE 1. Match 1–5 with a–f to make nouns: 1. cra a. om 2. fas b. ace 3. de c. ze 4. bo d. get 5. pe e. hion 6. gad f. ath
  • 2. Complete the interview with the words in the box: • George:        Can I interview you for a school project? • Grandad:        Of course, what do you want to ask? • George:        When were you born? • Grandad:        I’m a child of the baby boom. I was born in 1946. There  were a lot of (1)_______________ that year! • George:        Who was your favourite film star? • Grandad:       Carey Grant. He was a great (2)_______________ in  those days. • George:        What was your hair like in the 60s? • Grandad:        It was short. Your grandmother had a beehive. She loved  that (3)_______________. • George:        And what about the 70s? • Grandad:        Ah, it was different then – long hair, big jeans and  platform boots. (4)_______________ has changed a lot, you know! births / boom / fashion / hairstyle / icon
  • 3. Complete the sentences: a) When you create something new, it’s an  ______________. b) ______________ is when countries aren’t  fighting each other. c) When a lot of people become very  interested about something new, this is a  ______________. d) A ______________ is a small electrical  object that does something useful. e) When someone’s life ends, this is called  their ______________.
  • 4. What is the difference between these pairs of words? Match them to the correct definition a or b: 1 look fashion 2 invention innovation 3 craze obsession 4 discovery exploration 1. a) a popular style of clothes, hair, etc. b) a particular combination of clothes, hairstyle and make-up 2. a) when new ideas or ways of doing things are introduced b) an object that has been made or designed for the first time 3. a) when lots of people are very excited about something for a short time b) when a person can only think about one thing 4. a) when you travel through a place to learn about it b) when you learn about something for the first time
  • 5. Complete the text with the singular or plural form of the words in exercise 1: The world has changed since the Second World War. Through space (1)_____________, we know more about the planets in our solar system. Buildings look different, food is more exotic and there has been a lot of (2)_____________ in the way we treat our environment. Medicines are improving. Scientists are making new (3)_____________ all the time and we can treat more diseases. With television and the internet, pop stars and actors quickly become icons. Their faces are everywhere and they influence many people’s lives. But fans’ behaviour has also changed. It’s normal to hear about a fan’s (4)_____________ with a celebrity which has got out of control. But while things have changed in many ways, some (5)_____________ are moving backwards. Some (6)_____________ from the 60s and 70s are popular again and music from that time is very popular, too!
  • 5. Complete the text with the singular or plural form of the words in exercise 1: The world has changed since the Second World War. Through space (1)_____________, we know more about the planets in our solar system. Buildings look different, food is more exotic and there has been a lot of (2)_____________ in the way we treat our environment. Medicines are improving. Scientists are making new (3)_____________ all the time and we can treat more diseases. With television and the internet, pop stars and actors quickly become icons. Their faces are everywhere and they influence many people’s lives. But fans’ behaviour has also changed. It’s normal to hear about a fan’s (4)_____________ with a celebrity which has got out of control. But while things have changed in many ways, some (5)_____________ are moving backwards. Some (6)_____________ from the 60s and 70s are popular again and music from that time is very popular, too!