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* LEVEL B2.1

Student'~ Book

Virginia Evans - Jenny Dooley
'

Express Publishing

Page 77

Reading & Vocabulary

Reading

l Read the following five extracts about people and their
homes. Then for questions 1-1 5, choose from the
people (A-E).

Complete the sentences with
the correct form of the verbs i11
the list.
:) ac!<no"N!edg-:: o aCn:it ') r.--;o\,;e
:J ·;=eatuí~2 :1 gt-::r,;v up :J ~u;~s;_~e

Which person

moved home because of family?

considered their health when choosing a home?

likes to be close to nature?

moved in with people they didn't know?

enjoys the fast pace of city life?

lives in a traditional home?

enjoys an active sociallife?

requires a spacious home?

wants to avoid commuting?

lives in a remodelled home?

likes to know the people that live near them?

~ We moved into our current home
three years ago, after the birth of our
second child. We needed more space for
the children to grow up in so we moved to
a semi-detached property in the city
suburbs. In addition to the extra living
space, the suburbs provide a more
suitable environment for raising children.
There is less traffic and more open spaces
for the children to play. There are also
good amenities such as schools and
libraries, ali within an easy distance.

The pace of life is noticeably calmer out
here. I will always lave the liveliness. of the
city centre, but living in the suburbs
means you have the choice; you're dose
enough to visit, or commute to work like
my husband does, but if you need to
detach yourself from the city altogether,

Mike chose to . . . . . . . . . . . . a care•
in zoology and works in a natior
park in South Africa.

2 My uncle . . . . . . . . . . . . . last year aft
having worked for 32 years as a b
driver.

3 lt's very important to ......... .
people's talents and encourage therr

4 We finally managed to ........... .
a large modern house in the suburb

5 The landlord was forced to ....... .
that the rent was very high for such
area.

6 Most of my friends ............ in ti
countryside and don't like city life.

7 My sister lives in London and s
. . . . . . . . . . . . the excitement and t
nightlife there.

8 Mrs O'Rourke's house ........... .
last week's issue of'Your Home'.

I!] My wife and I have been retired for fifteen
now but our time is constantly filled with acti'
My wife has just taken up computer class'
addition to her French lessons, and between us
also got a wide social group. Our town in the K'
suburbs has lots of amenities but is small enm
have a community atmosphere, so we are al
pursue our hobbies and get to know lots of pe<

W e were lucky to find a home here as we
looking specifically for a bungalow; I h<
recurring back problem so I didn't want a hom
stairs. However, 1such properties are few ar
between these days, so we were very lucky.

Anthony M

~ I didn't spend a great deal of time choosing my F
accommodation. l'm a student and only needed sorr
temporary, plus my budget was limited. I managed to find a
in a shared house. lt's a small, terraced house in the city cen·
not in prime condition but ali that matters to me is that l'rr
to the university buildings. My timetable is quite irregular
good to be able to run back and forth as necessary. The hc
also dose to the Student Union so it's good for my busy soe
lf I had chosen to live somewhere in the suburbs, like my l
did, I would have had to pay a lot for transport every mont
on my budget that's not an option.

Laura Ker

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Choose the correct word.

lt's not the easiest thing in the world to ...... children.
A bring B grow C raise D develop

2 Most Londoners spend over an hour ...... to work every day.
A transferring B commuting C transporting D carrying

3 There's a great market in this town for renting ..... .
accommodation.
A temporary B short C provisional D part-time

4 As a student counsellor, I can say that most students live on a
...... budget.
A controlled B checked C limited D confined

S Many people dream of buying a nice house ...... somewhere in
the country.
A placed B located C put D positioned

~ We own a beautiful cottage located in a quaint Engli5h
'11 e lt ha5 a thatched roof and an Engli5h country garden

VI ag · . · h me that 15 50
and we're very proud to llve In a o
repre5entative of Engli5h hentage.

The cottage i5 5urrounded by rollin? country5ide ~hic~. i5
fanta5tic for my hu5band and I; we enJOY walkmg an oo J~g
at wildlife rather than bu5y tow~5. _AI5o we both grew lup Jn
area5 nearby and our familie5. 5tJII ll~e ther~, 50 we fee :~~
tied to the area. Our village, Jn particular, 15 ver'( ,5mall,
onl a baker'5, a butcher'5 and a po5t office, b.u~ Jt 5 ~~t fa.r to

y '11 h·Jch ha5 many more amemtJe5. LlvJng Jn a
the next VI age w · , 1 1 t
5mall village everyone know5 one another, and Jt 5 o.ve y ?
acknowledg~ people you pa55 in the 5treet. We re~lly llke th15
a5pect of village life and I can't imagine U5 ever bemg content
in a more built-up location. We're very happy here.

Amanda Thomas

[!] My flat was recently featured in a magazine article about the lives
of modern day city workers. lt's in a converted factory building in the
centre of London and five people l've never met also live there in very
modern, minimalistic flats. I loved it as soon as I stepped inside
because of its large, open design with exposed brickwork.

Central London is on my doorstep: cafés, restaurants, galleries, you
name it, it's there. I have to admit, due to my demanding job I don't
have much time to take advantage of it ali but the hustle and bustle of
the venues creates a fantastic atmosphere and I thrive on the energy of
city life.

What's more, my job often requires me to work late and if I had to
commute to a home outside the city every day, l'd lose what little spare
time I had left. lt's the perfect set-up for me right now

James Redman

6 He always smiles at people he ..... .
in the street.
A moves
B proceeds

C passes
D overtakes

7 How could you not be . . . . . . to a
place you have lived in for over
twenty years?
A joined
B stuck

C tied
D fixed

8 My grandmother's day is ...... with
ali sorts of activities at the retirement
home.
A stuffed
B filled

C stocked
D crowded

Fill in the correct word.

o accommodation o amenities

o budget o community o option

o outskirts o property o transport

My brother Jake travelled around
Europe for two months on a ....... .
of only € I 000.

2 More and more people are cycling as
an alternative to public ............ .

3 The Royal Family own ........... .
ali over the country.

4 We had the . . . . . . . . . . . . of a small
flat in the centre or a house in the
suburbs and we chose the latter.

S The main . . . . . . . . . . . . in the area
include a park, tennis courts and a
health and fitness centre.

6 Students can sometimes find it hard
to find inexpensive . . . . . . . . . . . . near
the university.

7 Most of our politicians live in luxury
homes on the . . . . . . . . . . . . of town.

8 There are several charitable

5

organisations that cqe for the elderly
in our ............ .

Fill in: irregular, converted, social,
city, hustle, demanding, quaint,
prime. Then make your own
sentences using the phrases.

............ suburbs

2 ............ life

3 ............ condition

4 ............ village

S ............ buildings

6 ............ job

7 ............ timetable

8 ............ and bustle

MODULE 5177

Page 153

irregular Verbs

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I
bear

1
beat

[ become
I begin
I bite
I blow
break
bring
build
burst
buy

can
catch
choose
come
cost
cut

deal
dig
do
draw
drink
drive

eat

fali
feed
feel
fight
find

. fly
· forbid

forget

freeze
I fo,g; ..

• get
give
go

: grow

, have
hear
h ide
hit
hold
hurt

: keep
know

lead
leave

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was,were
bore
beat
became
began
bit
blew
broke
brought
built
burst
bought

could
caught
chose
carne
cost
cut

dealt
dug
did
drew
drank
drove

ate

fell
fed
felt
fought
found
flew
forbade
forgot
forgave
froze

got
gave
went
grew

had
heard
hid
hit
held
hurt

kept
knew

led
left

been
born(e)
beaten
beco me
begun
bitten
blown
broken
brought
built
burst
bought

(been able to)
caught
chosen
come
cost
cut

dealt
dug
done
drawn
drunk
driven

eaten

fallen
fed
felt
fought
found
flown
forbidden
forgotten
forgiven
frozen

got
given
gone
grown

had
heard
hidden
hit
held
hurt

kept
known

led
left

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lend
let
light
los e

make
mean
meet

pay
put

read
r ide
ring
ris e
run

say
se e
se li
send
set
sew
shake
shine
shoot
show
shut
sing
sit
sleep
speak
spend
stand
steal
stick
sting
swear
sweep
swim

take
teach
tear
te li
think
throw

understand

wake
wear
win
write

lent
let
lit/lighted
lost

made
meant
met

paid
put

read
rode
rang
rose
ran

said
saw
sold
sent
set
sewed
shook
shone/shined
shot
showed
shut
sang
sat
slept
spoke
spent
stood
stole
stuck
stung
swore
swept
swam

' took
taught
tore
told
thought
threw

understood

woke
wore
won
wrote

lent
let
lit/lighted
lost ·

made
meant
met

paid
put

read
ridden
rung
risen
run

said
seen
sold
sent
set
sewn
shaken
shone/shined
shot
shown
shut
sung
sat
slept
spoken
spent
stood
stolen
stuck
stung
sworn
swept
swum

taken
taught
torn
told
thought
thrown

understood

woken
worn
won
written

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