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Unit 1 plus

  1. 1. Unit 1 Grammar Practice (Plus) 1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. 1 I _________________ (just / make) some biscuits. They’re nicer than the ones I _________________ (make) last week. 2 In the past, children _________________ (work) in factories and _________________ (live) in unsanitary houses. 3 Rick _________________ (just / change) the channel. Why? Well, because he _________________ (already/watch) the film on Channel 1 two nights earlier. 4 We _________________ (get) there late because the train (be delayed) back in Manchester. 5 Sally _________________ (write) those letters yet? She _________________ (start) them hours ago, so they should be finished. 2 Write questions for the answers using the prompts. 1 When / Jenny / join / the book club? ___________________________________________________________ Oh, on the fifth of September. 2 How long / Simon / have / a bad cold? ___________________________________________________________ Oh, for a couple of days. He feels awful. 3 When / he / write / the play? ___________________________________________________________ Two years ago. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  2. 2. 4 he / lose / his umbrella? ___________________________________________________________ Yes. He can’t find it anywhere. 5 What time / she /get up? ___________________________________________________________ Seven o’clock this morning. 3 Choose the correct option to complete the sentences. 1 I’ve been to the gym … a last weekend. c twice this weekend. b since Tuesday. d a couple of days ago. 2 He’s been playing computer games … a twice today. c from two to three o’clock. b all afternoon. d last night. 3 He had been phoning Donald … a since he got in. c twice today. b these days. d but he has been busy. 4 Josephine has left the school … a since two o’clock. c before you rang. b five minutes ago. d and is on her way home. 5 Sean had gone home … a since five o’clock. c as soon as the bell had rung. b before the lesson ended. d from two hours. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  3. 3. 4 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. 1 I’ve _________________ (know) Simon all my life. 2 Susie got absolutely soaked because she _________________ (forget) to bring her umbrella. 3 We _________________ (wait) for you for ages. Why are you so late? 4 Tim has _________________ (tell) that awful joke at least four times already. 5 I _________________ (not eat) very much for breakfast so I felt very hungry by twelve o’clock. 6 How long you _________________ (renovate) that old house? Will you finish the work soon? 5 Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Sally (1) _________________ (work) as a journalist in London for six months when I first (2) _________________ (meet) her in the summer of 2008. The week before, she (3) _________________ (just / write) a couple of important articles about British politics for her newspaper. Since then, Sally and I (4) _________________ (be) friends. She (5) _________________ (help) me many times in my career as a reporter and we (6) _________________ (have) a lot of fun together from time to time. She (7) _________________ (travel) in South America for the last month or so. She (8) _________________ (send) me a postcard last week, saying that she (9) _________________ (interview) a leading politician there earlier in the day, and that she (10) _________________ (have) a great story for one of the tabloids. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  4. 4. 6 Translate the sentences into your own language. 1 Amy had been playing tennis for an hour when we arrived. ___________________________________________________________ 2 I’ve just bought a new coat. ___________________________________________________________ 3 How many times have you fallen off your bike? ___________________________________________________________ 4 Jo has been listening to music since she got home. ___________________________________________________________ 5 Sue felt tired because she had been working hard all day. ___________________________________________________________ © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  5. 5. Vocabulary Practice (Plus) 1 Write a word for each definition. 1 a sensationalist newspaper _________________ 2 a period of change _________________ 3 not impartial or objective _________________ 4 someone who writes newspaper articles _________________ 5 a type of TV programme that is informative about things like history, geography or wildlife _________________ 6 a person who decides what goes in a newspaper _________________ 7 a serious newspaper _________________ 8 a type of TV programme on which someone interviews celebrities _________________ 9 a shock or gossip _________________ 10 a discussion about something serious by people with opposing views _________________ 2 Complete the sentences with the correct words. 1 Emma spends most afternoons _________________ the internet. 2 Brad Pitt has just _________________ an interview to a leading Spanish magazine. 3 Emily likes channel _________________ because she can’t concentrate on one programme for long. 4 Greg _________________ in to his favourite radio programme every day. 5 I hate the way tabloids _________________ down the news. We’re not all stupid! 6 Most mornings, I _________________ the newspaper headlines to see if there is anything interesting to read in more depth. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  6. 6. 3 Write a word for each definition. 1 someone on a news programme who looks at a story in careful detail _________________ 2 the person in charge of commissioning and planning a TV programme _________________ 3 the person who is in front of the camera on a TV news programme and tells you what the day’s news is _________________ 4 a long historical period _________________ 5 someone who interviews celebrities on a TV programme _________________ 6 a news programme that suddenly appears on TV or radio to inform you of a major news story that has just happened _________________ 4 Make compound nouns with the words in the box. Then complete the sentences. broad reader pod web cast spot sheets lines pages head news light 1 I downloaded a _________________ of my favourite comedy programme onto my laptop. 2 I like the way the _________________ on my local news always smiles at the end of each story. 3 This website has hundreds of _________________ , and all of them are full of information. 4 Tabloid _________________ tend to be huge and shocking sometimes. 5 Some celebrities love being in the _________________ . They enjoy the fame and attention. 6 I prefer reading serious _________________ to sensationalist tabloids. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010
  7. 7. 5 Complete the sentences with the correct words. 1 The discovery of America was a major turning _________________ in history. 2 There is some breaking _________________ just in. A plane has crashed in India. 3 Tabloid newspapers are often referred to as gutter _________________ . 4 I watched an interesting current _________________ programme about the state of the economy. 5 The president spoke to journalists at a press _________________ . 6 A lot of different social _________________ influenced the change in moral attitudes in the 1970s. 7 The chat show _________________ asked the pop star a lot of questions about her private life. 8 The 19th century was a golden _________________ in British history. 9 I get most of my news and information from mobile phone ________________ . 10 The next short news _________________ will be at ten o’clock. © Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010