1. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of other.
1. This pen isnít working. Please give me ________ . (singular)
2. If youíre still thirsty, Iíll make _________ cup of tee.
3. He does not need those books. He needs _______ . (all the remaining)
4. There are thirty people in the room. Twenty are from Latin America and __________ are from _________ countries.
5. This glass of milk is sour. __________ glass of milk is sour too.
6. There are seven students from Japan. ____________ are from Iran, and _________ are from __________ places.
7. We looked at four cars today. The first two were far too expensive, but ____________ ones were reasonably priced.
2. Fill in the gaps using another, (the) other, (the) others.
1. On Sunday the whole of the Smallwood family usually sleep late in the morning. Before breakfast their dog Fub always fetches the newspapers from the doormat. On Sundays there are two newspapers: the Observer and the Sunday Express. First he picks up one paper, then he picks up __________ . Then he takes them into the dining-room where they all have breakfast.
2. John had an accident. An ambulance came and took him straight away to hospital. The following evening his friends came to the hospital. They were very worried: it is one thing to read about accidents in newspapers and itís quite _________ thing when someone you know ends up in hospital.
- ďHereĒ, said David. ďWeíve brought you some chocolates Ė but we are hungry too.Ē John opened the box and gave them one chocolate each. They all shouted and each tried to take.
- ďPlease, stop making such a noiseĒ! said the nurse. ďThink about ____________ patients.Ē The nurse smiled at John and looked crossly at ____________ . ďWhat about my bike?Ē asked John. Ė ďItís messĒ smashed up. Youíd better begin saving up for __________ one, when get out of here.Ē
3. David decided to buy a second-hand car. His friend Chris who worked in a garage tried to help him. ďDavid, Iíve got a couple of second-hand cars round here. A friend of Mr. Huntís brought one in this morning and __________ belongs to a friend of mine. The green one looks better, but the old black thing has a better engine. So it would be a much better buy than ________ one.Ē
Vocabulary 3 Likes and Dislikes
1. Complete the sentences with likes ... or doesnít like ... + one of the following in the correct form:
be kept waiting
work in the open air
1. George is a detective. He enjoys his work. He likes solving mysteries.
2. Ann very rarely travels by plane. She __________________________________.
3. Rose always carries her camera with her. She _________________________________.
4. Christine doesnít use her car very often. She __________________________________.
5. Dave is a gardener. He likes his job. He _____________________________________.
6. Jennifer is a very cautious person. She _______________________________________.
7. Ted is extremely lazy. He _______________________________.
8. Helen is very impatient. She ____________________________.
2. Write sentences about yourself. Say whether you like or donít like these activities. Choose one of these verbs for each sentence:
7) playing sports ________________________________________
3. Put in a suitable verb in the correct form, - ing or to ... Sometimes either form is possible.
1. Itís nice to be with other people but sometimes I enjoy being alone.
2. Iím not quite ready yet. Do you mind ___________________ a little longer?
3. When I was a child, I hated ___________________ to bed early.
4. I donít enjoy _____________________ letters. I can never think what to write.
5. I need a new job. I canít stand ____________________ any more.
6. Caroline never wears a hat. She doesnít like ________________ hats.
7. When I have to catch a train, Iím always worried that Iíll miss it. So I like ________________ to the station in plenty of time.
4. Adverb and adjective collocations.
Put a suitable intensifying adverb into each gap. Sometimes there will be several possibilities.
A Hello! Iím (a) ____________________ sorry Iím late. The traffic was (b) ____________________ awful.
B Thatís alright. How are you?
A (c) ___________________ exhausted! How about you?
B Yes, I feel (d) ____________________ tired myself. How did you find the exam? I thought it was (e) ___________________ difficult.
A Did you? I thought it was (f) ____________________ easy. The last question was (g) obvious.
B I thought that was (h) ____________________ impossible! How did Alice find it?
A Well, she came out looking (i) ____________________ pleased with herself. She was (j) ____________________ convinced before the exam that she was going to fail it, but she worked (k) ___________________ hard in the last few weeks.
B I was (l) _____________________ surprised by the first question. it took me a long time to understand it.
A Never mind. We get the results (n) ___________________ soon, so youíll find out then. What shall we do tonight? Thereís a film on thatís supposed to be (o) ____________________ hilarious. Would you like to see it?
B Thatís a(n) (p) ____________________ great idea! Iím also (q) _____________________ hungry. What about you?
A Iím (r) _____________________ famished! Letís go!
Vocabulary Writing a review
1. Complete the sentences with a preposition.
1. Tom Hanks is perfect in the role ________ the professor.
2. Audrey Tautou is extremely convincing ________ a code-breaker.
3. She gives a performance that is worthy ________ an Oscar.
4. The film is set ________ Paris.
5. The film tells the story ________ an attempt to solve a mysterious murder.
6. It's an adaptation ________ a book by Dan Brown.
2. Think of a film or TV programme that you liked. Replace the words in italics with information about that film or programme.
1. Lost in Translation was directed by Sofia Coppola. It was made in 2003.
2. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray.
3. It is set in Tokyo and tells the story of an aging film star and a young woman who find themselves together.
4. Scarlett Johansson is excellent in the role of the young wife who is looking for her role in life.
5. Most of the action takes place in the hotel bar.
6. What is most memorable about Lost in Translation is the performance of Bill Murray.
7. The film appeals to people who want more than Hollywood entertainment.
3. Which tense is used in reviews to give details of the plot?
Griet gets to know the artist while sitting for the picture.
Vermeer's patron, Van Ruijven wants to buy Griet.
4. Expand the notes. Use present simple and any other words that you need.
Lost in Translation: plot summary
Charlotte / meet / Bob / Tokyo hotel. They / both bored. They / spend / few days together / he / talk / about / his wife / children. She / talk / her husband / photographer. They / become / good friends / important experience / their lives.
/From Straightforward, Upper-Intermediate, Studentís Book, Jim Scrivener, Celia Bingham/
Grammar Language of politeness
Can and Could Ė permission and requests
1. Study these examples Ė they are all polite and tentative.
Could I possibly interrupt you?
Do you think I could speak to you for a few minutes?
I was wondering if I could ask you for a favour.
I couldnít possibly have another day to finish that work, couldnít I?
Could you possibly do me a favour?
Do you think you could help me with a problem Iíve got?
I was wondering if you could lend me some money for a few days.
You couldnít possibly lend me $20, could you?
2. Use each form once in the following situations. Use a more direct form in two of them.
1. Mr Wilson asks his boss if he can leave the office an hour earlier than usual.
Could I possibly leave the office an hour earlier than usual?
2. Stephen asks his guitar teacher to lend him his guitar for the evening.
At the theatre you can see plays, e.g. Hamlet by Shakespeare, or musicals, e.g. Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In a play the cast (= the total number of actors) is usually quite small, but musicals often have a very large cast.
One difference between the theatre and cinema is that you usually book (= reserve) tickets in advance (= some time before the actual performance) if you are going to the theatre. Another difference is that the audience (= the people watching the play/musical) clap at the end of the performance. This does not usually happen (in Britain) at the end of a film.
Plays are performed on stage, films are shown on screen. In your country, films in English are either shown with subtitles (= there is a translation across the bottom of the screen), or they are dubbed (= the English is removed and replaced by actors speaking in your own language).
Films are set (= take place) in many different periods and places, e.g. Room with a View is set in the early part of the 20th century; Blade Runner is set in the future. And when people talk about films, they often talk about the director, e.g. Spielberg, Bertolucci; and the stars, the most important actors and actresses, e.g. Tom Hanks and Jodie Foster.
C Types of film
western: a film about America in the 19th century; often with cowboys and Indians war film, e.g. Born on the 4th of July action film, e.g. Indiana Jones horror film, e.g. Dracula; Frankenstein comedy: a funny film that makes you laugh science fiction film: about the future romantic comedy: love story and funny
romance: a love story/about a relationship disaster movie: e.g. Titanic
thriller: an exciting story often about a crime
D Describing plays and films
Journalists write articles in which they give their opinion of new films and plays. They are called critics, and their articles are called reviews. These are some words they may use:
moving: producing strong emotions, often of sadness; a positive word
violent: includes lots of scenes with fighting and death
powerful: has a big effect on our emotions
gripping: exciting and very interesting
good fun: used to describe a film that may not be very serious or important but is enjoyable
brilliant/superb acting (= fantastic acting)
an awful/dreadful film (= terrible)
a complex plot (= story with many ideas)