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									       IDEAS FOR TEACHING 4                                                                    March 2007


             When this symbol                       This symbol means that                 This symbol means that
            appears, it means that                 there is a related
                                                                                  ICT      there is an exercise that
      LIVE   there is a related activity            exercise in the                        needs the use of the
             on the Live CD.                        Student's Worksheets.                  Internet.

                                             EASY GOING WEBSITE

       Teachers with class subscriptions get a code with which they can access the Teacher’s section of
ICT    the Easy Going Website www.pelckmans.be/taaltijdschriften. They will be able to download: the
       full teacher’s notes, all tapescripts, scripts for overhead slides and extra text materials
       and links.

       EASY GOING 4 (2006-2007)

                            Listening        Reading   Speaking      Writing      Grammar            Vocabulary ICT
       pp.2-3: CONCERT                                                             past simple/                        X
                             X watching         X        X dates      X dates
       FOR DIANA                                                                  present perfect                    video
       p.2-3: NO SMOKING                        x           x            x         prepositions          x
       pp.4-5: INDIA                            x                                  prepositions          x
       p.6: THE PARTITION         x             x                        x                               x
       OF INDIA
       p.9: ANGER                                        X visuals                                     X anger         X
                                                                                                                     thes.
       p.10: MASSIVE                                                              try + to inf / –
       SNOWBOARDING                                                                  ing form
       p.10: ARCTIC                                                                                      x
       MONKEYS
       p.11: SUMMER                                         x                                            x
       SEQUELS
       p.14: WIMBLEDON      x getting info      x           x         x getting     X genitives          X            x
                                                                         info          past
       p.16: WORDBANK:            x                                        x
       INDIA
       p.17-18: SONG:             x                                      X         past simple
       NOTHING IN MY
       POCKET
       p.20: FLEMING, IAN         x
       FLEMING


       pp. 2-3: CONCERT FOR DIANA

       Background information

       - The concert will be starring Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Joss Stone, Brian Ferry,
       Duran Duran, Pharrell Williams and the English National Ballet. The charities that the
       royals support are The Diana Memorial Fund (for patients suffering from leprosy, Aids or
       victims of landmines), Centrepoint (for the homeless) and Sentebale in Lesotho, a project

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for disadvantaged children.
- Find out more about the concert programme on
http://www.concertfordiana.com/home/index.asp
- Use the famous song that Elton John played at Diana’s funeral:

Candle In The Wind 1997 (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin)

Goodbye England's rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England's greenest hills
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Reading comprehension

    -   Read the article and complete the boxes in the second column of the grid in your
        Student’s Worksheets.

                                                     Information from the article
Concert date                               1 July 2007
What is organised?                         A pop concert and a religious memorial service
Where will the events take place?          The concert at Wembley Stadium
Why do they organise it?                   For Diana’s anniversary of her death
The princes’ jobs                          Army officers
Performers?                                Elton John, Duran Duran, Farrell Williams, Joss
                                           Stone
Information on the charities they          For teenagers, children, victims of Aids and
support                                    landmines
Memorial service: for whom?                                          -
How to buy tickets?                                                  -

Listening comprehension

Go to http://www.concertfordiana.com/newsarticles/interview.asp and watch the five-
minute interview with Prince Harry and Prince William. You need Flash Player as a free
plug-in.

Body language

    -   Who of the two princes is the more nervous? How can you tell? (Harry: he
        moves his hands in an awkward way and he really can’t sit still)
    -   Who of these princes seems to be the better communicator? (Harry moves his
        hands more than his brother, which is good. Harry also brings in some
        humour at the end. But he touches his mouth from time to time and he
        can’t sit still. So William shows more ease and confidence. His intonation
        is not very good, though.)

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Global listening

    -   It will not be easy to understand all that the princes say. But they will say a lot
        that you already know from the Easy Going article. Listen for anything new and
        write down all the information in column 3 of the grid in your Student’s
        Worksheets.

                                              Information from the interview
Concert date                       1 July 2007
What is organised?                 A pop concert and a religious memorial service
Where will the events take         The service will be in London.
place?                             The Concert at Wembley and the Arena*
Why do they organise it?           To celebrate her and to have fun. To
                                   commemorate and celebrate her life.
The princes’ jobs
Performers?                        English National Ballet, Sir Elton John, Lloyd
                                   Webber, Pharrell Williams, Joss Stone
Information on the charities       Diana had 5 charities and the princes each one
they support                       charity: Centrepoint and Setebale (Lesotho for
                                   victims of Aids)
Memorial service: for              The service is for the family of Diana and
whom?                              Charles.
How to buy tickets?                Go to the website concertfordiana.com
* New information is in italics.

Writing/Speaking: dates

    -   There are two dates in the article. How are they written and how are they said?
        (You write: 31 August 1997, 1 July 2007. You say: the 31st of August
        nineteen ninety-seven, the first of July two thousand and seven)
    -   Dictate to your neighbour: your birthday date, today’s date, the dates of your
        next holidays)

Writing: numbers

    -   What anniversary do Harry and William wish to commemorate? (The tenth
        anniversary of their mother’s death)
    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets.

1   first                 1st                   4    fourth               4th
2   second                2nd                   21   twenty-first         21st
3   third                 3rd                   35   thirty-fifth         35th

Grammar

    -   Read Grammar in Context on the past simple and present perfect and
        do the exercises in your Student’s Worksheets.

(1a 2b 3b 4b 5b 6b 7b 8b 9a 10a)                       (1D 2F 3A 4B 5C 6E)

(1. Have you read the latest Harry Potter novel yet? 2. She didn’t visit me in my
flat last night. 3. He’s been/ has been the supervisor of this department since
2002. 4. The Prime Minister of Uganda arrived at Heathrow airport half an hour
ago. 5. Local reporters have just heard several explosions in the centre of
Baghdad. 6. It’s been/ has been a long time since she kissed me. 7. You haven’t
called me for weeks! 8. The last time I went to Brussels was in December. 9.
What time did you leave for school this morning? 10. I’ve had/ have had this
bike since my fourteenth birthday.)
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p. 3: NO SMOKING

Grammar: prepositions

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. on 2. from 3. from 4.
        because of 5. per 6. of 7. in 8. at 9. next to 10. by 11. for 12. without)

Reading

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1a 2b 3a and d 4a, b and c)

Reading/ Writing

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. will have to wear a badge 2.
        a pair of lungs that have been blackened by cigarette smoke 3. "My lungs
        now look like this. I've stopped smoking." 4. to stimulate the students to
        quit smoking 5. the badges stigmatise the young smokers, rather than
        help them to quit 6. to the stars of David that Jews were forced to wear
        during the Third Reich 7. the pupils will think it’s cool and not stop or
        maybe they'll end up being bullied and youngsters who are really hooked
        on tobacco could end up being eaten up inside)

Reading/Writing/Speaking: Conducting a poll

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets.

Vocabulary

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. danger 2. emergency exit 3.
        post office 4. no smoking 5. information 6. airport 7. first aid post 8. hotel
        9. camping site 10. poison 11. disabled persons 12. handle with care 13.
        flammable materials 14. radioactive substances 15. lost property)

pp. 4-5: INDIA

Vocabulary

    -   Do the exercises in your Student’s Worksheets. (1e 2i 3o 4a 5l 6b 7m 8c 9n
        10d 11f 12g 13h 14p 15k 16j) (1. vast 2. diverse 3. ancient 4. poverty 5.
        riches 6. civilisation 7. resources 8. invaders 9. apparently 10. absorbed
        11. artificial 12. rural 13. secondary 14. estimated 15. received 16.
        majority)

Grammar: prepositions

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. for 2. from 3. in 4. for 5. of
        6. on 7. with 8. after 9. as 10. to)

Reading

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1 false: a British colony 2 true
        3 false (300 million people live with less than $1 per day) 4 true 5 true)

p. 6: THE PARTITION OF INDIA

Vocabulary

    -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (replace access celebrate
        taxes invasion assassinate pacifist precious historian oppose refuse
        victim encourage independence join massacre)
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       (solution: partition of India)

       Reading/Writing

          -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. Greens, Turks, Afghans and
              Iranians came to take India’s natural riches: silk, spices, jewels and
              precious metals. 2. It replaced the British East India Company and Queen
              Victoria became Empress of India. 3. When he lived in South-Africa he
              could only buy a third-class ticket for a train. 4. About 70 per cent of
              Indians were Hindus, but there was a large Muslim minority and they
              were worried the Hindus would discriminate against them. So they
              wanted a separate country, Pakistan. 5. Gandhi was assassinated by a
              Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi was too pro-Muslim. 6. There are
              still problems today, especially about the disputed Kashmir region.)

       DOCUMENT: INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE

       Listening

LIVE      -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. false (30th January) 2. false
              (his driver did) 3. false (his head) 4. true 5. true 6. false (he was humble
              about it, he turned Mountbatten’s wife’s congratulations gently aside) 7.
          -   true (the Hindu name for God on his lips)

       p. 9: WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?

       Pre-reading: visuals

          -   Look at the photos of the people on page 9. What do the expressions on their
              faces say? (They are angry)
          -   Think of synonyms for ‘angry’ (pissed off, mad).
          -   What do you say to someone when you are angry? (Go to hell! Beat it! Fuck
              off! You’re so dead! )

       Therapists try to curb these expressions into less aggressive language behaviour: explain
       your (hurt) feelings and say why you are angry. This is a better strategy than insulting
       and (verbally) abusing the other one.

       Listening/Reading comprehension/Vocabulary

LIVE      -   Listen to the Easy Going Live CD (track 34) and write down all the phrases that
              express anger. Write them down into the phrase web in your Student’s
              Worksheets (I’m angry, I hate it, I get angry).
          -   Complete the phrase web with expressions from page 9. (I see red, I get mad,
              it hurts, it gets on my nerves)
          -   Now extend your vocabulary by consulting a thesaurus like http://m-w.com. Find
              synonymous expressions and add them to your web.

ICT    Tell your students to use a Thesaurus like Encarta or Merriam Webster. You can use
       Dictionary.com yourself in order to find even more examples of how people express their
       anger. Tell students to note down phrases, not words. In this context it is better to note
       down an expression like to get angry instead of the isolated main word like anger or
       hate. Whenever possible, turn word webs into phrase webs.

       Example from the Merriam Webster thesaurus:


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angry
One entry found for angry.

Entry Word: angry
Function: adjective
Text: feeling or showing anger <my sister gets really angry and practically throws a tantrum if her soccer team
loses>
Synonyms angered, apoplectic, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriated,
irate, ireful, mad, outraged, rabid, riled, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steaming, wrathful, wroth
Related Words ranting, raving, stormy; bristling, burning, cross, huffy, livid, seething, smoldering, worked up,
wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued,
rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vindictive, virulent; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant,
frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous,
choleric, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible,
irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative,
belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous

If this is too much for your students to bear, advise them to use the Encarta thesaurus:

angry (adj.)
Synonyms: annoyed, irritated, fuming, mad, livid, irate, heated, gnashing your teeth,
cross, furious, incensed, enraged, outraged, infuriated, ireful, wrathful, indignant,
choleric

Speaking

    -    When is the last time you saw someone angry? Why was he/she angry? What
         happened?
    -    Do you often/sometimes get angry yourself? Are you a touchy person?
    -    Describe an incident in which you were angry or in which you faced someone who
         was angry with you. Who was involved, why was he/she pissed off and what
         happened?
    -    Tell your neighbour what really makes you angry. Ask him if he would be angry
         too if it happened to him.
    -    Discuss ways of ‘managing your anger’. How can you control yourself? Give your
         neighbour a few suggestions.

p. 10: MASSIVE SNOWBOARDING

Grammar: try + to-infinitive … or –ing form

    -    Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. Have you tried taking an
         aspirin? 2. Why doesn’t she try following Jamie Oliver’s recipe? 3. You
         should try buying a decent fertilizer. 4. Why don’t you try using drier
         wood? 5. Try adding two tablespoons of vinegar to the boiling water.)

p. 10: ARCTIC MONKEYS

Vocabulary: expressions

    -    Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1J 2A 3G 4B 5F 6E 7H 8I 9D
         10C)

p. 11: SUMMER SEQUELS

Vocabulary

    -    Do the exercises in your Student’s Worksheets.
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(1. screenplay 2. animator 3. on location 4. to shoot a film 5. director 6.
supporting actor/actress 7. blockbuster 8. clip 9. producer 10. film crew 11.
editor 12. an extra 13. leading actor/actress* 14. credits 15. sequel 16. star 17.
soundtrack 18. cast)
* actress is becoming a politically incorrect word. Use ‘actor’ for men and women.

(1. compassion 2. oriental 3. actress 4. to enter 5. romance 6. reservation 7.
trilogy 8. head teacher 9. to intimidate 10. final 11. destiny 12. revenge)

Speaking

   -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (Cinderella: stepmother -
       stepsisters - glass slipper - pumpkin - at the stroke of midnight. Sleeping
       Beauty: wicked fairy - to prick - a spindle - 100 years - handsome prince.
       Hansel and Gretel: poor wood cutter - white pebbles - breadcrumbs -
       sugar windows – witch. Little Red Riding Hood: grandmother - wolf -
       disguised - wood cutter - heavy stones.)

pp. 14-15: THE WORLD OF WIMBLEDON

Background information

- Grand Slam: The four major championships: Australian
Open, US Open, Wimbledon and French Open.
- Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum opened in April 2006.
The museum combines state-of-the-art interactive touch
screens with a collection of traditional and contemporary
tennis memorabilia, all exploring the story of the game and
the Wimbledon Championships. There are a 200° 3-D cinema,
featuring a film on The Science of Tennis (filmed during the
2005 Championships), interactive touch screens bringing to
life the Museum’s extensive archive, television interviews with
the legends of the game, an exhibition on tennis fashion, and
you can go behind the scenes in the company of a
professional Blue Badge guide.
- The noughties are the years 2000. "The Noughties" and "The Noughts" have come to
be the most widely recognized and accepted terms. The term "Noughties" has been
adopted by the BBC, and while the term may not be universal, there is no other term so
widely recognized. Probably the only reason that the term Noughties has not been
completely accepted world wide is the fact that, in the United States (where usage of
naught or nought to mean zero has never been common), there is some confusion by
those who think that the term has something to do with the adjective "naughty".
- Every year about 27,000 kilos of strawberries are eaten during the Wimbledon Tennis
Championships, together with 7,000 litres of cream. A portion of 10 Grade I Kent
strawberries costs around €3. But there is more: during the Wimbledon tournament
visitors consume 300,000 cups of tea and coffee, 190,000 sandwiches, 135,000 ice
creams, 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager, 30,000 portions of fish and chips and
17,000 bottles of champagne.

Reading comprehension: global reading

   -   The text consists of three parts, describing the history of Wimbledon. Parts 2 and
       3 have got headings: tennis stars and the noughties. Give part 1 a headline
       and invent new headlines for parts 2 and 3. (Part 1 is about the early history,
       part 2 about the tennis stars up to the 1980s and part 3 about recent
       tennis stars)


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       Reading comprehension

           -   Do the true/false exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. false: Björn Borg
               was the best player in those decades 2. true 3. true, men neither 4. false:
               Serena is back on top form 5. false: it was by Amélie Mauresmo 6. true: a
               fortnight 7. false: Swiss 8. false: cream)

       Vocabulary: opposites

           -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. to lose the game 2. She won
               the singles 3. women 4. She played on gravel 5. contrasted with 6.
               tempestuous 7. She is in/on top form 8. unusual)

       Grammar: past simple

           -   Do the grammar exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. began 2. wore 3.
               won 4. sent 5. had to 6. chose 7. ate 8. tried)

       Grammar: genitives

           -   Write down all the phrases with a possessive or genitive, singular and plural.
               (This year’s tournament, men’s and women’s singles, Ladies’ Singles,
               women’s game, men’s champion)
           -   Look at these forms and write down the rules.

       Genitive singular                                                                  + ‘s
       Genitive plural     When the plural ends on an -s                                  +‘
                           When the plural does not end on an -s                          + ‘s

       Listening/Writing

LIVE       -   Listen to the Easy Going CD (track 35) and do the exercise in your Student’s
               Worksheets. You will work in two stages: first write down the questions you would
               ask, using the prompts on page 15. Then listen to the CD and note down the
               answers on the questionnaire in your Student’s Worksheets.

       Literature in Context: 40-Love

       Background information

       - Adrian Henry, Roger McGough, Brian Patten (Liverpool Poets) published a
       pop poetry anthology The Mersey Sound in 1967, which became
       immensely popular, selling half a million copies at the time. The poets were from
       Liverpool; a city which was pretty much in the focus of cultural attention through the rise
       of The Beatles.
       - Roger McGough was born in north Liverpool. He became an entertainer or performer,
       working for the radio and as a song writer. McGough was responsible for much of the
       humorous dialogue in The Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine. In 1978, McGough
       appeared in All You Need Is Cash, a mockumentary about the career of The Beatles.
       - The poem 40-Love can be heard (with sound effects) on the internet on the following
       site: http://www.rogermcgough.org.uk/cd/index.htm
       - The Liverpool Poets wrote in an easy-going, nonsensical, realistic way as in Brian
       Patten’s ‘Hair today, no her tomorrow’.



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                                     Hair today, no her tomorrow
                                                By Brian Patten
       I've been upstairs-she said     Someone else-she said      Long-haired-I said
       Oh yes?-I said                  Oh dear-I said             Oh no-she said
       I found a hair-she said         So there!-she said         Oh yes-I said
       A hair?-I said                  Ah well-I said             Oh shit!-she said
       In the bed-she said             Guess who?-she said        Goodbye-I said
       From a head?-I said             Don't say-I said
       It's not mine-she said          I will-she said            I lied-she said
       Was it black?-I said            You would-I said           You lied?-I said
       It was-she said                 Your friend-she said       Of course-she said
       I'll explain-I said             Oh damn-I said             About my friend?-I said
       You swine-she said              And his friend-she said    Y-ess-she said
       Not quite-I said                Him too?-I said            And the others?-I said
       I'm going-she said              And the rest-she said      Ugh-she said
       Please don't-I said             Good God-I said            How odd-I said
       I hate you!-she said                                       I'm forgiven?-she said
       You do?-I said                  What's that?-she said      Of course-I said
       Of course-she said              What's what?-I said        I'll stay?-she said
       But why?-I said                 That noise?-she said       Please don't-I said
       That black hair-she said        Upstairs-I said            But why?-she said
       A pity-I said                   Yes-she said               I lied-I said
       Time for truth-she said         The new cat-I said         About what?-she said
       For confessions?-I said         A cat?-she said            The new cat-I said
       Me too-she said                 It's black-I said          It's white-I said
       You what?-I said                Black?-she said

       Reading comprehension

          -   Read the poem 40-Love in your Student’s Worksheets. Then answer the
              questions.

          -   The shape of this poem is unusual. What could it suggest? (a tennis court, a
              game of tennis)
          -   What is the name for the symbol ‘0’ in tennis? (Love) What is ‘0’ called in
              football? (nil) And in telephone numbers? (o or zero)
          -   Why did the poet split up words like ten-nis, be-tween? (He suggests a game of
              tennis with a ball moving up and down the court).
          -   Who are the players in this game? What age are they? (a middle-aged couple,
              40)
          -   What does the poem say about their relationship? (It’s not good: they stand
              apart, each on their side with a net between them. They are opponents)
          -   What symbol do we find in ‘the net’? (Both are trapped)
          -   What double meaning do we find in the word Love? (It’s a tennis score but it’s
              a love poem too)
ICT
       ICT/Reading

          -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. deaf visitors 2. Visit London
              Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award 2006 3. Spanish, Chinese,
              Italian, Japanese, Russian, French and German 4. Chinese and Japanese)

       p. 16: WORDBANK: INDIA

       Listening/Writing: spelling problems
         -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (India is a gigantic and diverse
LIVE
              country. It is the seventh biggest country in the world and has the second
              biggest population. Only China has more people. Today, there are 1.1
                                                                                            9
                billion people in India. In 1900, there were only 238 million. The country
                is more than three million square kilometres (British English/kilometers
                (American English), and it varies from hot tropical beaches to the
                Himalayas, the tallest mountains in the world. There are 22 major
                languages, but Hindi is the official one, and many people speak English
                too. The Indian flag has three horizontal stripes in orange, white and
                green. In the centre is a blue wheel, which represents the chakra, a
                Buddhist symbol. There are 35 states and union territories. The country
                has a President and a Prime Minister. Each state has a Governor, who
                represents the President.)

       p. 17-18: SONG: NOTHING IN MY POCKET

       Listening/Grammar: past simple forms

LIVE        -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1. went 2. had 3. could 4. got
                5. met 6. signed 7. said 8. started 9. found 10. thought 11. said 12. had
                13. went 14. caught 15. said) (The song is about how a promising
                musician is discovered by a manager who is only interested in making a
                lot of money as quickly as possible. The artist however, realizes that this
                is not the life he was dreaming about, he loses inspiration to write good
                songs and quits, back to his original life, which is much more rewarding.)

       p. 20: FLEMING, IAN FLEMING

       Listening

           -   Do the exercise in your Student’s Worksheets. (1 journalist, banker,
LIVE            army/naval intelligence, writer 2 Goldeneye, From Russia with Love 3
                dangerous missions, fast cars, exotic countries, casinos, beautiful women
                4 two names of old schoolmates from Eton, James Aitken and Harry
                Bond)

       ANSWERS TEST 1: 1. Did you go to the cinema yesterday evening? 2. So far we haven’t
       been able to contact the plumber to repair the toilet. 3. Only 4 days ago she came to tell
       me that she would leave the country. 4. In the Middle Ages people were told that the
       Grim Reaper would come if they lived a bad life. 5. They’ve told the press that they will
       break up. 6. We have recently had many cases of bird flu in the region. 7. Both parties
       haven’t reached an agreement yet. 8. On Christmas day 1915 there was a temporary
       cease fire between the allies and the German troops. 9. Have I told you lately that I love
       you? 10. I think I’ve heard this song before.

       1. She has/’s never seen such an impressive building before. 2. Have I told you about
       the new Bond film yet? 3. She didn’t arrive home until late last night. 4. The Italian
       government has already started to withdraw its troops from Iraq. 5. When I was young I
       used to cry constantly.

       ANSWERS TEST 2: 1. for 2. because of 3. from 4. next to 5. without 6. on 7. from 8. per 9.
       of 10. in

       EASY GOING 3 QUIZ ANSWERS

       CONTEST 1: 1. SALT LAKE CITY (UTAH) 2.COLUMBUS (OHIO) 3.ALBANY (NEW YORK)
       4.OLYMPIA (WASHINGTON) 5.SACRAMENTO (CALIFORNIA) 6.PHOENIX (ARIZONA)
       7.TALLAHASSEE (FLORIDA) 8.NASHVILLE (TENNESSEE)
       CONTEST 2: 1.CRISPS 2.SOCCER 3.TROUSERS 4.RUBBER BOOTS / RUBBERS 5.CAR PARK
       6.SIDEWALK 7.UNDERGROUND / TUBE 8.FIRST FLOOR
       CONTEST 3: 1 THE SIMPSONS 2 LOST 3 PRISON BREAK 4 24 HOURS


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NAME:.........................................................................................CLASS:................


TEST 1: GRAMMAR (on pp. 2-3: CONCERT FOR DIANA) (…../15)

FILL IN THE CORRECT TENSE: PAST SIMPLE OR PRESENT PERFECT. (…../10)

    1. (you go) to the cinema yesterday evening?

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    2. So far we (not be) able to contact the plumber to repair the toilet.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    3. Only 4 days ago she (come) to tell me that she would leave the country.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    4. In the Middle Ages people (be) told that the Grim Reaper would come if they lived
       a bad life.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    5. They (tell) the press that they will break up.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    6. We (recently have) many cases of bird flu in the region.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    7. Both parties (not reach) an agreement yet.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    8. On Christmas day 1915 there (be) a temporary cease fire between the allies and
       the German troops.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    9. (I tell) you lately that I love you?

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    10. I think (hear) this song before.

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WRITE SENTENCES WITH THE GIVEN ELEMENTS. USE THE PAST SIMPLE OR PRESENT
PERFECT. (…../5)

1. such an impressive building/ to see/ she/ before/ never/ .

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. you/ to tell/ I/ yet/ about the new Bond film/ ?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. until late last night/ not/ she/ to arrive/ home/ .

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. its troops/ to withdraw/ to start/ the Italian government/ already/from Iraq/ .

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. to use/ to cry/ constantly/ I/ when I was young/ .

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TEST 2: GRAMMAR (on p. 2-3: NO SMOKING) (…../10)

FILL IN THE CORRECT PREPOSITION.

     1.  It’ll be pretty hard … me to complete this mission.
     2.  The lecture on clairvoyance had to be cancelled … unforeseen circumstances.
     3.  More and more die … lung cancer these days.
     4.  A neighbour is someone who lives in a house … yours.
     5.  I want you to do this exercise … making any mistakes!
     6.  Valentine’s Day is … the fourteenth of February.
     7.  This special mask will protect you … harmful poisonous gases.
     8.  In that deserted area the population density is only 5 inhabitants … square
         kilometre.
     9. I’m sorry, but I really don’t see the point … all this!
     10. It’s always nice to relax … your own home after a hard day’s work at the office.

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Consultants:
N. Bergougnoux
B. Brabant
E. Cornillie
J. Delbaere
F. Sabbe
T. Polspoel




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