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B. being able to speak English.

One good thing about being able to speak English is that I can talk to these girls.


Q: Are you married or single ?

A: I'm single.


Q: Whatís the best thing about being married/single ?

A: The best thing about being single is that I can go to the pub whenever I want.


Q: And the worst ?

A: Nobody buys me any birthday presents.


Q: What is your favourite:

a. TV programme ?

My favourite TV programme is Friends.


b. football team ?

Manchester United./My favourite football team is Manchester United.


c. café/pub/restaurant ?

MacDonald's./My favourite restaurant is MacDonald's.



d. place in your country ?

The Capital City./My favourite place in my country is the Capital City.


Q: Ask her/him whatís so good about it.

'What's so good about Friends ?'

'It's a very funny and entertaining programme'.


V. turn down v. let down v. cut down (on)


Q: Have you ever turned down a job ?

A: Yes, I have turned down a job.


Q: What was wrong with it ?

A: The pay just wasn't enough.


Q: Why would someone get turned down for a credit card ?

A: Someone would get turned down for a credit card if they had a poor credit rating.


Q: Have you ever let someone down by cancelling an arrangement at the last minute ?

A: No, never./No, I've never let anyone down by cancelling an arrangement at the last minute.


Q: Tell us about a time when you felt let down by someone.

A: My teacher never lets me down.


Q: Have you ever let yourself down in an exam ?

A: Yes, I have let myself down in an exam.


Q: Why did you perform so badly ?

A: I didn't sleep very well the night before.


Q: Is there anything you need to cut down on ?

A: Yes, I need to cut down on the amount of beer I drink.


Q: Is it easier to give up smoking if you cut down first ?

A: No, I don't think so./No, it isn't easier to give up smoking if you cut down first.


adj. deep adj. shallow


Q: Which end of a swimming pool is safer:
a. to dive into ?

It's safer to dive into the deep end.


b. for young children ?

The shallow end is safer for young children.


Q: What kind of people work deep underground ?

A: Miners work deep underground.

Q: Can you imagine what it would be like ?

A: I imagine it would be very hot and sticky.


Q: Which books/films do you think have a deep meaning ?

A: I think the Bible has a deep meaning.


Q: Do you think you completely understand it ?

A: Not really, no./No, I don't think I completely understand it.


Q: Would you describe a typical Hollywood film as shallow ?

A: Yes, I would./Yes, I would describe a typical Hollywood film as shallow.

Q: Do you think it matters ?

A: No, not really./I don't think it matters.


Q: Why/Why not ?

A: Because they are just for fun.


adj. wide adj. broad adj. narrow


Q: Roughly how wide is this room ?

A: This room is about 5 metres wide.

Q: And what are its other dimensions ?

A: Its length is about 10 metres and its height about 15 metres.


Unit 4


Q: What kind of places usually have wide/narrow streets ?

A: I think old towns and cities usually have narrow streets.

Q: What kind of influence do you think the history of the place has ?

A: I think the history of the place has a big influence.


Q: What kind of goods come in a wide range of colours ?

A: Cars come in a wide range of colours.

Q: What kind of things are only available in a more limited range ?

A: Special editions are only available in a more limited range.


Q: Are prejudiced people broad or narrow-minded ?

A: Prejudiced people are narrow-minded.

Q: What do you think makes them that way ?

A: I think the way they are brought up makes them that way.


Q: Would you describe your parents as broad-minded ?

A: Yes, I would describe my parents as broad-minded

Q: What kind of things did/didnít they let you do ?

A: They let me watch foreign films.


Q:How does travel broaden the mind ?

A: Travel broadens your mind by introducing you to different cultures.

Q: What other experiences can have the same effect ?

A: I think reading books can have the same effect.


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