The school play
| Congratulations to all involved with the school (1) production of
| The Woman Next Door. The (2)______________ was carried out by the
| Art Department, and the posters were very (3) ______________ . We
| certainly have some very (4) ______________ students in our school!
| Many people helped with building and painting the (5) ______________
| and the play was written by the English Department, who
| managed to create an (6) ______________ story, with excellent songs.
| The music was written by Sue Porter, who also (7) ______________ the
| singers on the piano. Everyone enjoyed a thoroughly (8) _____________
| evening, and there was a long round of (9) ______________ at the end.
| Jim Barrett gave a brilliant (10) ______________ as Sergeant Moss, and
| Liz Aitken was a delightful Mrs Jump. Well done everyone!
14. Complete the compound word in each sentence with a word from the box. Use each word once only.
| back book fair operas rehearsal biography
circle ground |piece scripts
a. Edward's third book is usually considered his master piece.
b. A lot of people enjoy watching soap_______________ on television.
c. I found the Prime Minister's auto_______________ very interesting.
d. Some of the actors still did not know their lines at the dress_______________.
e. I won't buy the book until it comes out in paper_______________.
f. We had very good seats in the dress_______________.
g. There is a black cat painted in the fore_______________ of the picture.
h. Writing film_______________ is rather like writing for the theatre.
i. I was fined because I forgot to return my library_______________.
j. The scene showed them on a roundabout in a children's fun_______________.
15. Adjectives and phrases to describe music
Match the sentences.
1. This song has incomprehensible lyrics. A The rhythm makes you want to tap It's 2. It’s a very catchy song. your feet.
3. This music is so moving. B It almost sends me to sleep.
4. It's a song with a very strong beat. C The music sounds familiar.
5. I think his voice is very monotonous. D I can't understand what it's about.
6. I don't know what it's called but I recognize E I can't get it out of my head.
the tune /tju:n/. F It almost makes me want to cry.
Complete the sentences with the correct music idiom.
A blowing his own trumpet
B face the music
C good ear for music
D music to my ears
E out of tune
1. He has a ______________ . He can sing a tune as soon as he's heard it.
2. He's not singing the same notes as we are. He's completely ______________.
3. He's always ______________. He tells everyone how wonderful he is.
4. The others ran away, leaving him to ______________. He got punished for what they had all done.
5. When I heard the news it was ______________. It was exactly what I wanted to hear.
/From New English File, Student’s Book, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham Koenig/
Vocabulary 3 Adjectives ending in –ed and -ing
1. A Choose the correct word.
Example: I was disappointing / disappointed with the film. I had expected it to be better.
1. Are you interesting / interested in football?
2. The football match was quite exciting / excited. I enjoyed it.
3. It's sometimes embarrassing / embarrassed when you have to ask people for money.
4. Do you easily get embarrassing / embarrassed?
5. I had never expected to get the job. I was really amazing / amazed when I was offered it.
6. She has really learnt very fast. She has made astonishing / astonished progress.
7. I didn't find the situation funny. I was not amusing / amused.
8. It was a really terrifying / terrified experience. Afterwards everybody was very shocking /shocked.
9. Why do you always look so boring / bored? Is your life really so boring / bored?
10. He's one of the most boring / bored people I've ever met. He never stops talking and he never says anything interesting /interested.
B Choose the correct word in the statements and decide which type of entertainment each comment refers to.
Example: ‘I was amazed / amazing when I walked into the place. The sounds, themes and colours in the games were beyond my expectations.’ (amusement arcade)
1. ‘The most amused / amusing part of the show was the clowns. They were very funny.’
2. ‘The big wheel was really excited / exciting. I could see the whole city when we were at the top.’
3. ‘I had been told that the conductor was the best in the world, but I had a terribly boring / bored evening.’
4. ‘Richard Richardson’s epic was very entertained / entertaining; the script and the soundtrack were excellent.’
5. ‘The play got such good reviews in the newspapers that Marbel was convinced / convincing she would enjoy it.’
6. ‘It was so disappointing / disappointed; the costumes were awful and the ballerinas were the worst I’ve ever seen!’
7. ‘I found the section on Roman art by far the most interested /interesting part of the exhibition.’
8. ‘I was shocked / shocking! Why do they keep lions and tigers in such small cages?’
9. ‘It was a thrilled / thrilling performance. The singing and acting were the best I’ve seen in a long time.’
/From Enterprise, Student’s Book/
Date: 2015-01-02; view: 2025