Do you prefer a home with pets? yes no donít care
with children? yes no donít care
Please indicate your favourite activities:
5.2 Read an informal letter from Becky to her penfriend Tiago. Pay attention to the rules of writing informal letters.
20 Holland Street,
Brighton BN2 2WB
Thank you for your address in Brazil! My name's Becky and Iím nineteen years old. Iím a language student at Brighton University, I live in a house near the centre of Brighton with my mother and father, my brother James, and my Polish friend Danka.
I speak French, Spanish and a little German, but I don't speak Portuguese. Sorry! My favourite subject at university is Spanish, but I don't like German. I like listening to music and swimming. At weekends I go out with my friends. Sometimes we go to the cinema and sometimes we go to a cafe or a nightclub.
What about you? What do you do in Brazil? Please write to me.
5.3 Read the letter again and answer the questions.
How does it begin and end? What is the date? What is Becky's address? What is the postcode? Do you write addresses in the same way?
5.4 Danka is a student at an English language school in Brighton, England. Read her email to Jacek, her brother in Poland.
Date: 12th July
How are you? I'm fine. Here's an email in English. It's good practice for you and me!
I have classes in English at The Embassy Language School. I'm in a class with seven students. They're all from different countries: Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Our teacher's name's Simon. He's very funny and a very good teacher.
I live with an English family in a small, old house near the centre of town. Robert and Valerie have a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Becky, is 19. She's a student at Brighton University. Their son, James, is a software designer for a computer company. He's 25. They're all very friendly, but it isn't easy to understand them. They speak very fast!
Brighton isn't very big, but it's very exciting! The restaurants and nightclubs are expensive, but the student bars and cafes are cheap. It's hot now, and it's lovely to be near the sea. I'm very happy here.
Email me soon!
5.5 Write an email to your friend and tell him about your favourite university class.
6.1 Fill in the gaps with I, you, he, she, it, we, they.
1. Are ______ a student? Ė Yes, ______ am.
2. Is Nick from Cardiff? - No, ______ is not.
3. Mary is bad at maths. ______ is not interested in ______.
4. Ted and Ann do sports every day. ______ are fond of ______.
5. Are ______ Americans? Ė No, ______ are from Canada.
6. Are ______ keen on ballet? Ė Yes, ______are.
6.2 Fill in the gaps with my, your, his, her, its, our, their.
1. Hello, ______ name is Doris.
2. I am Ted. What is ______name? Ė I am David.
3. This is Linda. ______ boyfriend is George Poor.
4. We are from Moscow. ______ phone number is 987-65-43.
5. This is Maryís boyfriend. ______ name is Tom.
6. My friends are football fans. _____ favourite team is Arsenal.
6.3 Match the columns.
1. Who is it?
2. What are you?
3. Are you Russian?
4. Are you a student?
5. Where are you from?
6. Is he good at math?
a) No, I am not. I am Spanish.
b) Yes. I am.
c) Itís Nick.
d) I am from Spain.
e) No, he isnít. He is bad at it.
f) I am an actor.
6.4 Write true answers.
1. Are you English?
2. Are you a student?
3. Is your friend married?
4. Is it Monday today?
5. Is English difficult?
6. Are you twenty-one years old?
7. Are you at university?
8. Are your parents at home?
6.5 Choose the correct question word.
Which whose who why where when what how
1.______ old are you?
2. ______are you late?
3. ______time is it?
4. ______do you study?
5. ______books are these?
6. ______do you live with?
7. _____ is yours Ė this one or that one?
8. ______do you take exams?
6.6 Fill in the gaps with is, are.
Paul Dalen _________a maths student. He _________twenty three. His address _________41 King Street, London. His friends _________students too. Their names _________Mark and Jane. Mark _________twenty two. Jane _________twenty four.
6.7 Write questions for these answers.
1) What_________? - Paul Dalenís a maths student.
2) How_________? - Heís twenty three.
3) What_________? - His address is 41 King Street, London.
4) What _________? - His friends are students too.
5) What_________? - Their names are Mark and Jane.
6) How _________? - Markís twenty two. Janeís twenty four.
6.8 Read the text. Correct the sentences below making them negative.
Hi, I am Alex.
I am British. I am from London. It is a big city.
I am a physicist. I am interested in physics but I am not interested in politics. I am good at sports.
I am fond of Susan. She is nice and kind. Susan is a student. She is fond of art and music. She is clever.
1. He is Allen.
2. He is Canadian.
3. He is a student.
4. He is interested in politics.
5. Susan is a secretary.
6. She is fond of sports.
6.9 Write questions for these sentences.
1. Sheís French.
2. They are at college.
3. You are tired.
4. Iím right.
5. He was born in 1988.
6. We are fond of sports.
7. Heís interested in politics.
8. They are first year students.
6.10 Answer the questions.
1. What day is it today?
2. What day will it be tomorrow?
3. What day was it yesterday?
4. What days are ďthe weekendĒ?
5. What century is it now?
6. What month is it now?
7. What day will it be the day after tomorrow?
8. What day was it the day before yesterday?
9. On what days are your English classes?
10. When is Christmas Day?
11. When is Valentineís Day?
12. What are the dates of public holidays in your country?
6.11 Put was / were / wasnít into the gaps.
Sue _________ you at Eve's party last Saturday?
Bill Yes, I_________.
Sue_________ it good?
Bill Well, it_________ OK.
Sue_________ there many people?
Bill Yes, there_________.
Sue _________ Tom there?
Bill No, he_________. And where_________ you?
Sue Oh... I_________ at Adam's party! It_________ brilliant!
6.12 Possessive 's or is? Write P ifís = Possession. Write is if 's = is.
1. John's car is new.
2. It's a Mercedes.
3. Jane's a manager.
4. Jane's husband is thirty-five.
5. Tom's in Canada at the moment.
6. Tom's office is in Bristol.
7. My friend's English is very good.
8. Peter's a teacher.
9. Peter's school is in the town centre.
10. It's cold today.
6.14 Match the columns.
1. What nationality are you? 2. Where do you live in England?
3. Where do you work?
4. What do you do?
5. Are you married?
6. Have you got any children?
7. How old are they?
a. In a big company in Norwich
b. Iím a manager.
c. Iím British.
d. I live in a place called Norwich.
e. Yes, weíve got two boys.
f. Oneís seven and the other is nine.
g. Yes, I am.
6.15 Complete the conversation. Put does, is or has into the gaps.
A. My sister _________ very clever.
B. What _________ she do?
A. She _________ a teacher in a primary school.
B. Where _________ she live?
A. She _________ a lovely house in the country.
B. _________ she married?
A. Yes. Her husbandís name _________ Ray.
B. _________ she have any children?
A. Yes. A girl is called Mary. She_________ eight years old. She _________ a lot of friends.
6.16 Complete the sentences with correct form of have or have got.
1. Excuse me! _________you _________the time, please?
2. Peter, can you help me? I _________ a problem, and I donít know what to do.
3. A. Would you like tea or coffee?
B. I _________a cup of tea, please.
4. A. Can you lend me two euros?
B. Sorry. I _________ any money at all.
5. We _________ a party this Saturday. Would you like to come?
6. David! Can I _________ a word with you for a moment?
7. How are you? _________ you _________ a good time?
8. A. What time _________ she usually _________ lunch?
B. About 1.00.
6.17 Answer the questions about you.
1. Have you got any brothers or sisters?
2. What do you have for lunch?
3. Do you always have a party on your birthday?
4. Have got a DVD player?
5. Do you have a lot of money?
6. Do you have a lot of clothes?
7. What time do you have English lessons?
8. Do you have to go to lessons every day?
9. Do you have a good English accent?
6.18 Ask your partner about the things, using have or have got.
1. a computer
2. a DVD player
3. a camera
4. a credit card
5. a mobile phone
6. a bicycle
7. any pets
8. a car
6.20 Write positive or negative short answers (Yes, he does/ No, I donít, etc.).
1. Do you study art?
2. Do you miss lectures?
3. Do you combine your studies with work?
4. Do you pay for tuition?
5. Do you spend a lot of time on sports?
6. Do you live on campus?
7. Do you smoke?
8. Do you drink a lot of coffee?
9. Does your friend speak English?
10. Do you play a musical instrument?
11. Does it rain a lot where you live?
6.21 You are asking somebody questions. Write questions with Do/Does.
1. I work hard at my English. And you?
2. I study maths. And you?
3. I study maths. And your friend?
4. I do sports every day. And you?
5. I know the answer. And he?
6. I like hot weather. And you?
7. I smoke. And your father?
8. I speak English. And your friends?
9. I want to be a scientist. And you?
10. I come from Russia. And you?
6.22 Write questions for these answers.
1. I study at London University. (where/you?)
2. I attend our university lab every day. (how often/you?)
3. I have lunch at home. (where/you?)
4. I get up at 7.30. (what time/you?)
5. I go to the cinema a lot. (how often/you?)
6. I go to the university by bus. (how/you?)
6.23 Complete the text with the verbs.
have a shower
read a book
go to bed
1. David ____ at seven oíclock. 2. He _____. 3. Then he _____. 4. He _____ tea and toast for breakfast. 5. He ____ his flat at half past eight. 6. He _____ to work by bus. 7. He works in a bookshop. He ____ work at nine. 8. At one oíclock he ____ lunch in a small café. 9. He leaves work at half past five and ____ home. 10. First he ____ dinner. 11. Then he ___ TV. 12. He ___ to bed at eleven oíclock and ___ a book.
6.24 Put the words in the correct order to make questions.
1. what / up / get / he / time / does?
2. for / does / have / breakfast / he / what / ?
3. to / how / he / work / does / go /?
4. lunch / where / have / does / he/?
5. he / does / what / evenings / do / the / in /?
6. bed / does / to / when / he / go /?
6.25 Complete the text with the verbs.
1. Philippa Robbins ____ a scientist. 2. She ____ in a flat in Oxford, and she ____biology at the university. 3. Every day she ____ at 6.30 and ____ three cups of coffee. 4. She ____ anything for breakfast. 5. She ____work in her laboratory at 7.00, and she ____ until lunchtime. 6. Then she ______ for a short walk in the park. 7. She usually ____ work at 6.00, but sometimes she ____ until 10.00. 8. In the evening she often ____ in a restaurant, because she ____ cooking. 9. Every winter she and her husband ____ to America, where they ____ an American laboratory. 10. They ____ in a friendís house for two weeks. 11. They never ____ to go back to Oxford, because they _____ hot weather!
6.26 What can computers do? What canít they do? Look at the list. Write about computers.
3. speak English
4. play chess
5. do crosswords
8. check spellings
9. make music
6.27 Complete the questions with can and a suitable verb. Then match each question with an answer.
ride use cook speak drive play (x 2)
a._____ you _____piano?
b._____you ____any foreign languages?
c._____ you _____the guitar?
d._____ you _____ a motorbike?
e._____you _____ Chinese food?
f._____ you _____a word processor?
g._____you _____ a car ?
1. Yes, I can. French and Spanish.
2. No, I can't, but I can type.
3. No, I can't. I think itís dangerous.
4. Yes, I can. I have a Fiat Punto.
5. No, I can't, but I can play the piano.
6. Yes, I can. I like playing Mozart.
7. No, I can't, but I love eating it.
6.28 Choose the correct word.
1. There are four seasons in a (month / week / year).
2. There are 30 minutes in (a quarter / half an hour).
3. There are 7 days in a (week / month / year).
4. There are 60 seconds in a/an (hour / minute / half an hour).
5. There are 52 weeks in a (century / year / month).
6.29 Complete the sentences.1. There are 3,600 seconds in ______.
2. There are 1,200 months in ______.
3. There are 168 hours in ______.
4. There are 8,760 hours in ______.
6.30 Answer the questions.1. How many days are there in January?
2. How many minutes are there in an hour?
3. How many rooms are there in your flat?
4. How many students are there in your group?
5. What is there on your desk?
6. Are there many museums in your city?
7. Will there be a new computer lab in a year?
8. How many universities are there in Chita?
9. Is there a cinema near your house?
10. Are there any parks in your town?
6.31 Complete the sentences with some or any.
1. I don't have ______ money in my pocket, but I have ______ money in the bank.
2. Are there _____ letters for me this morning?
3. I want ______ books from the library.
4. You have _____ lovely pictures in your house.
5. Are you Canadian? I have _____ good friends in Canada.
6. Do you have ______brothers or sisters?
7. There arenít ______shops on our campus, just a café.
8. Is there _____ pen on the table?
9. _____ people like flying, but other people don't.
10. Would you like to listen to ______ music? I have a new CD.
6.32 Complete the questions with How much ... ? or How many ... ?, then answer them.
1. ______ homework do you get?
2. ______ English books do you have?
3. ______does a cup of coffee cost?
4. ______languages do you speak?
5. ______people are there in your class?
6. ______weeks' holiday do you have in summer?
7. ______coffee do you drink a day?
6.33 Put much or many before the nouns.
7. ______ rooms
8. ______ tea
9. ______ computers
6.34 Put little or few before the nouns.
3. ______ computers
5. ______ motorbikes
6.35 Write comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives.
6.36 Complete the questions with the superlatives form of the adjective. Answer them.
1. What is ______ (long) river in the world?
2. What is ______ (big) city in your country?
3. What is ______ (high) mountain in the world?
4. What is ______ (popular) sport in your country?
5. Where is ______(old) university in Europe?
6. Who is ______ (young) person in your family?
7. Who is ______ (intelligent) student in your class?
6.37 Match the columns.
6. October 12
a. Eleven million
b. One seventh
c. Point thirty- six
d. The ninth
e. Five hundred and sixty-seven
f. Double eight six three oh one
g. The twelfth of October
h. Eighteen oh five
i. Two point eighteen
j. Nineteen eighty-seven
6.38 Say the dates in two ways:
3/4/1992 Ė the third of April, nineteen ninety two or
3 April 1992 Ė April the third, nineteen ninety two
1. 1 April
2. 2 March
3. 17 September
4. 19 November
5. 23 June
8. 31/5/ 2005
8. 15/10/ 2006
6.39 Answer the questions
1. Whatís the date today?
2. When does this term end?
3. When is Christmas Day?
4. What century is it now?
5. When were you born?
6. Whenís your birthday?
6.40 Complete the time expression with at, on, in, or no preposition.
1. ______six oíclock
2. ______ last night
3. ______the evening
8. ______the weekend
9. ______January 18
12.______two weeks ago
6.41 Fill in the gaps with in or on.
1. Her birthdayís ______Tuesday.
2. It was ______spring.
3. The examination will be ______May.
4. The party was ______Thursday.
5. I like the holidays ______summer
6. My birthday is ______ September.
6.42 Fill in the gaps with to, by, in, at.
1. My nameís Kevin Tandey and I live _____Manchester. 2. Iím a student _____Manchester College of Art. 3. Iím staying _____a hostel some miles from the centre of town. 4. I usually go _____college______ bus, but sometimes I go ______ car. It takes about half an hour.5. ______ the weekend I usually stay ______my room and work. 6. I like talking ______the other students, and we sometimes go ______ a disco or a pub, but usually I stay ______ home and study. 7. I like my work, itís interesting.
6.43 Put a preposition into each gap.
at in about after for with by to on after
1. James lives ___ a small flat ___ Cambridge. 2. He lives _____ two other boys who are students ___ Cambridge University. 3. They work hard during the week, but _____ the weekends they invite a lot of friends to their house. 4. They cook a meal ___ their friends, and then they go out ___ the pub, or they stay ___ home and listen ___ music.
James has two jobs. 5. ___ Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays he works _____a hospital. 6. He goes to the hospital ___ bus. 7. He starts ___ ten o'clock and works until quarter _____ five. 8. On Thursdays and Fridays he works _____home. 9. He has a word processor _____ his bedroom and he writes stories. 10. _____the evening one of the boys cooks a meal. 11. ___ dinner they look in the newspaper to see what's on TV or they talk ___ their day. They usually go to bed at about midnight.