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NI2 UNIT 2 COMPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

8 Dec

We talked about this in class, but just as a reminder, here are some activities in your book which can be done at home to complement what we have seen in class.

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

  • PAGE 43- What can YOU do tho help? Top ten tips  This is just some interesting extra reading and vocabulary
  • PAGE 150 Weather Vocabulary – You don’t have to memorize all this vocabulary but it is a good idea to be familiary with it. Here’s the answer key.

1. What’s the weather like?

Activity A

  1. cool
  2. chilly
  3. freezing
  4. below zero
  5. mild
  6. warm
  7. scorching

Activity B

  1. mist
  2. fog
  3. smog
  4. damp
  5. drizzling
  6. showers
  7. pouring (with rain)
  8. breeze
  9. gale-force

2. Extreme Weather

  1. heatwave
  2. drought
  3. hailstorm
  4. lightning
  5. thunder
  6. blizzard
  7. flood
  8. hurricane
  9. tornado
  10. monsoon

3. Adjectives to describe weather

  1. strong
  2. heavy
  3. thick
  4. icy
  5. clear
  6. bright
  7. changeable
  8. sunny
  9. settled

4. Adjectives and verbs connected with weather

1C   2 F   3 E   4 G   5 D   6 B   7 A

  • slippery: difficult to stand or walk on because it is wet or icy
  • shivering: shaking a little because you’re cold
  • sweating: losing water through your skin when you are hot, ill or afraid
  • got soaked: got very very wet
  • humid: warm and damp
  • melt: (of snow) become water
  • get sunburnt: get red skin because of having spent too long in the sun

 

ABOUT CRIME

PAGES 38  Passive activity

  1. is believed to be
  2. is said to be
  3. is thought that he has robbed
  4. is reported to be

PAGE 39  READING

Activity C

  1. She had to spend the night in the same forest.
  2. They have to choose between having their licence suspended for 90 days or for less time and working for a day as a school crossing guard.
  3. He had to go to a mortuary to view dead bodies.
  4. They had to organize a picnic for primary school children.
  5. They had to spend a day of silence in the woods or listen to classical music instead of rock.

ABOUT OPINION ESSAYS

Page 49 Activity B

  1. nowadays
  2. in most cases
  3. firstly
  4. whereas
  5. secondly
  6. in addition
  7. finally
  8. so
  9. in conclusion

Keep in mind that…

  • ‘firstly’ and ‘secondly’ are used to introduce main arguments, ‘finally’ is used to introduce the final main argument (not conclusion)
  • ‘in addition’ (or ‘also’)  can be used to add an extra point to an argument
  • ‘whereas’ is used to contrast two ideas
  • ‘so’ used to introduce a consequence or result (e.g. I was tired so I went to bed)
  • ‘in conclusion/ to sum up’ are used to introduce your final paragraph where you summarize your opinion.
  • ‘personally/ in my opinion’ are both used to emphasize what you think.
  • ‘for example/for instance’ cam be used at the beginning or middle of a sentence
  • ‘such as’ can only be used in the middle of a sentence

 

 

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NI1 WRITING KEY

10 Nov

Here is the answer key to the activities on page 113.

Activity A

1. Because she is looking for an au pair and Sofia’s friend told Angela she might be interested in working in England as an au pair.

2. Yes, she does.

Activity B

interested    responsible    photography    independent    forgetful

Activity C

1. intelligent, hard-working, friendly, responsible, independent

2. She likes going to the cinema, listening to music, and taking photos.

3. She’s quite shy, a bit forgetful, and her English isn’t very good

4. Yes, she does.

Activity D

incredibly

really

very

quite

a bit

 

NI2 PRESENT TENSES KEY

6 Nov

PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS

ACTIVITY 1

  1. are we going to do (= what’s the plan?)
  2. are you looking / am I wearing
  3. I’m looking after / do you want
  4. Drives
  5. I still have / it’s getting
  6. is Sue dancing
  7. looks / is wearing
  8. I’m writing
  9. is not growing / water
  10. do you stay / come

ACTIVITY 2

  1. Where are you staying on Saturday night? FUTURE
  2. George retires at the end of next year. FUTURE
  3. What are we doing when the guests arrive? FUTURE (Future time clause)
  4. I’m trying really hard to understand this book. PRESENT
  5. Wait for me here until I get back. FUTURE
  6. Sue is leaving in the morning. FUTURE
  7. I’m waiting  for the bus. PRESENT
  8. I’m off now, and I’m taking the car. PRESENT / FUTURE
  9. They are showing a Woody Allen film on Channel 4 tonight. FUTURE
  10. I’m going  for a walk in the evening. FUTURE

ACTIVITY 3

 

Dear Aunt Jean,

I ‘M JUST WRITING to tell you how much I APPRECIATE the money you sent me, and to tell you how I AM GETTING ON in my first term at university. Actually, I REALLY ENJOY/ AM REALLY ENJOYING myself! I STUDY quite hard as well, but at the moment I AM SPENDING a lot of time just making friends. I AM STILL STAYING with my friend Sue, and I AM LOOKING for somewhere of my own to live. Only a few of the first-year students LIVE in college here, and I SEEM to be spending a lot of time travelling backwards and forwards. I GO to lectures every morning, and most afternoons I STUDY in the library. In fact I AM WRITING this letter instead of an essay on ‘Hamlet’! I THINK I’ll buy some new clothes with the money you sent. Everything COSTS a lot here, and I AM SAVING to buy a winter coat. It GETS really cold here in the evenings. I KNOW lots of other students and generally speaking we HAVE a good time socially! I AM ALSO LEARNING to drive.

See you soon,

Katherine

NI 2 REPORTED SPEECH ANSWER KEY

12 May

Better late than never….

 

Sentences page 1

  1. She said she was thinking of gong to live in France
  2. She asked me not to tell Bill that she was going to break up with him.
  3. She told me she hadn’t seen Bill for a while
  4. She asked if I had been playing tennis lately
  5. She said she didn’t know what Fred was doing
  6. She said she hardly ever went out those days
  7. She asked me what I was going to tell Sarah
  8. She said that she would tell her mom I sent my regards
  9. She said that I could go and stay with her if I was ever in Toronto.

Page 2

Activity 1

  • Film star: c, f
  • Manager of a sports team: a,d,g,h
  • A politician: b, e

Activity 2

  • The film star asked the journalist to speak up
  • The politician told the journalist to stop criticising the government and to write about its achievements
  • The film star apologized for hitting the photographer
  • The manager denied having sworn at the referee
  • The manager admitted not having any intention of leaving the club.

 

NI1 ANSWER KEYS UNIT 2

7 Jan

Here are the answer keys for the activities pending from UNIT 2

PAGE 26 READING

Victoria

1. She’s working at Monkey World (which looks after apes which have been ill-treated).

2. She was working as a manager in Next, a chain store.

3. She went on a working holiday to Borneo. She worked with apes and enjoyed it. When she came back she found it difficult to return to her old life. She decided to go back to university to study biology.

4. She’s really happy now. She feels that she’s doing something important, not wasting her life.

Sally

1. She’s living on the Greek island of Lipsi.

2. She was living in London, working for American Express. She had a good salary and social life but she didn’t ejoy getting up early or the bad weather.

3. She went on holiday to Lipsi, a Greek island, with a friend and loved it – the people, the weather, the food, the mountains. She decided to apply for a job with the travel company who organized her holiday. She got a job as a tourist guide on the island.

4. She’s very happy there. She can’t imagine living in London again.

Activity E

1. trivial    2. mad    3. keeper    4. apes    5. ill-treated    6. the tube    7. delicious     8. applied for     9. blazing    10. tiny

 

PAGE 33. WRITING – TELLING A STORY

ACTIVITY A

leaved left     didn’t knew didn’t know    to found find   we was we were

we couldn’t to check in     felt over fell over

ACTIVITY B

1. when    2. but    3. so    4. After    5. but    6. because   7. so

8. Although    9. in the end

ACTIVITY C

Car journey: you broke down, you got lost, there was a traffic jam, you got a puncture

Plane journey: the flight was delayed, you missed your flight, you forgot your passport, your flight was overbooked.

READING PAGE 25

ACTIVITY A

1. a    2. b    3. c    4. a    5. b

ACTIVITY B

fortunate: lucky

charity: an organization which collects money to help people who are poor, sick, etc.

volunteer: somebody who offers or agrees to do something without being forced or paid.

orphanage: an institution where children without parents live ans are looked after

deposit: a percentage of the price of something you are buying which you pay in advance

annoyed: made angry

adopted: taken by a family and looked after as if they were their own children.

useful: having a practical use

definitely: certainly, without doubt.

 

NI 2 WRITING A SHORT STORY KEY

5 Dec

Here is the answer key for the activities on page 33

A. He wrote an email, which had a negative comment about his boss’s wife in it, and accidentally sent it to his boss. He was sacked.

B. 1. family-run     2. reasonably     3. well     4. aggressive     5. frequently

6. new     7. extremely     8. quick     9. immediately     10. An hour later

C. ‘Sit down,’ Mr Simpson said coldly. ‘I want to talk to you about an email you sent.’

D. 1. At that moment     2. As soon as     3. Ten minutes later

4. One morning in September     5. just in time

NI 1 REVISE AND CHECK UNIT 1

22 Nov

Here is the answer key for the Revise and Check section of unit 1

GRAMMAR

1. did you get          2. bought          3. Do you like           4. hit           5. was driving

6. had changed          7. ‘m meeting/’m going to meet          8. finish

9. ‘ll pick you up           10. ‘ll love/’re going to love

VOCABULARY

A 1. seafood (not an adjective)

2. fried (not a kind of meat)

3. roast (a way of cooking- the others are cutlery)

4. pitch (not a person but a place)

5. beat (a verb, not a place)

6. affectionate (the others are adjectives with a negative meaning)

7. moody (the others are adjectives with a positive meaning)

8. familiy (it’s a ‘group’ – the others are individual members)

B  1. spicy     2. starter     3. draw     4. injured     5. stepfather     6. selfish     7. mean

C 1. for, out     2. for     3. up     4. on

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS TEXT?

A  1. F   2. DS   3. T   4. T   5. F   6. F   7. DS    8. T   9. DS   10. T

nutritionist – an expert on diet

rejects – doesn’t want

solid – the opposite of liquid

craves – wants very much

choking – not being able to breathe because you have something in your throat

in advance – before you do something