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PERSONALITY
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Complete the sentences with an adjective phrase.

She has a quick mind and is good with words. She's (?)
wi_
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She has a quick mind and is good with words. She's witty.
witty

He's quite reserved and
ke_ hi_ t _ hi_.
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He's quite reserved and keeps himself to himself.
keeps himself to himself

She does things without planning. She's
spo_.
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She does things without planning. She's spontaneous.
spontaneous

He doesn't like working alone. He's a
pe_ pe_.
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He doesn't like working alone. He's a people person.
people person

She's very, uncomplicated and practical.
do_ -t _ -e_
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She's very down-to-earth, uncomplicated and practical.
down-to-earth

He's fun to be with, a
go_ l_.
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He's fun to be with, a good laugh.
good laugh

She's definitely a, not at her best late at night.
mo_ pe_
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She's definitely a morning person, not at her best late at night.
morning person

He's a real computer - he's always talking about gigabytes and new software.
ge_
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He's a real computer geek - he's always talking about gigabytes and new software.
geek

What combination of personal qualities below would make a good friend, a good TV talk show host and a good account?
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witty, keeps himself to himself, spontaneous, people person, down-to-earth, good laugh, morning person, geek.

a good friend
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witty, spontaneous, people person, good laugh

a good TV talk show host
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witty, spontaneous, people person, good laugh

a good accountant
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reserved and someone who keeps himself to himself, down-to-earth, uncomplicated and practical, a morning person, a computer geek

DIRECT AND INDIRECT QUESTIONS
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Choose a topic from the box and complete the questions.
transport, family, travel, shopping, study, fashion.

Do you like to study?

What's your family like?

How often do you go shopping?

Have you ever transported a big stone?

Would you like to know things about fashion?

Why do you have travelled a lot in your life?

Can I ask (?)
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Can I ask if you like to study?

Could you tell me (?)
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Could you tell me what your family's like.

Do you mind me asking (?)
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Do you mind me asking how often you go shopping?

I was wondering (?)
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I was wondering if you have ever transported a big stone?

I'd be interested to know (?)
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I'd be interested to know why you have travelled a lot in your life.

I was wondering (?)
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I was wondering if you would like to know things about fashion.

Complete the conversation with words and phrases from the box. Not all items are needed.
over the moon, fascinated, awkward, relieved, impressed, shaking like a leaf, frustrated, wished the earth would swallow me up, made my stomach turn.

Hey, I've got the job! Congratulations! You must be (?)
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Hey, I've got the job! Congratulations! You must be over the moon.
over the moon

Yes, I'm (?) because I thought I'd done badly at the interview, I was so nervous that I was (?)
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Yes, I'm relieved because I thought I'd done badly at the interview, I was so nervous that I was shaking like a leaf.
relieved; shaking like a leaf

Did the interviewer notice? Well, I spilt my coffee on her. Oh, that's (?)
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Did the interviewer notice? Well, I spilt my coffee on her. Oh, that's awkward.
awkward

Very embarrassing. At that moment I (?)
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Very embarrassing. At that moment I wished the earth would swallow me up.
wished the earth would swallow me up

You got the job, so I guess they were (?) with you.
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You got the job, so I guess they were impressed with you.
impressed

Add very, really, absolutely, totally, completely before the adjectives and adjectives phrases (but not the verb phrases)
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in Exercise above.

Hey, I've got the job! Congratulations! You must be over the moon.
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Hey, I've got the job! Congratulations! You must be really over the moon.
really/absolutely/totally/completely

Yes, I'm relieved because I thought I'd done badly at the interview, I was so nervous that I was shaking like a leaf.
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Yes, I'm very relieved because I thought I'd done badly at the interview, I was so nervous that I was shaking like a leaf.
very/really

Did the interviewer notice? Well, I spilt my coffee on her. Oh, that's awkward.
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Did the interviewer notice? Well, I spilt my coffee on her. Oh, that's really awkward.
very/really

You got the job, so I guess they were impressed with you.
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You got the job, so I guess they were very impressed with you.
very/really

PRESENT PERFECT
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Complete the sentences with the present perfect or past simple of the verbs in brackets.

Since I (start) this course, I (improve) my speaking.
start, improve
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Since I started this course, I've improved my speaking.
started, 've improved

I (go) to Canada twice but I (not go) to the USA yet.)
(go / not go
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I 've gone to Canada twice but I haven't gone to the USA yet.
've been, haven't been

I (never meet) a real celebrity, but once someone (think) I was one.
never meet / think
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I've never meet a real celebrity, but once someone thought I was one.
've never met, thought

When I was young, I (play) in a band, and recently I (start) again.
play / start
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When I was young, I played in a band, and recently I've started again.
played, 've started

I (not eat) breakfast at home this morning, and I also (not have) any coffee yet today.
(not eat / not have)
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I didn't eat breakfast at home this morning, and I also haven't had any coffee yet today.
didn't eat, haven't had

Are any of the sentences above true for you?
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Since I started this course, I've improved my speaking.

Rewrite the sentences to make them more polite.
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Use the phrases in brackets.

I need some information about train times to Vienna.
(I'd like to enquire)
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I'd like to enquire about train times to Vienna.

Which train do I need to take to get to Vienna by 3 p. m.?
Can you tell me
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Can you tell me which train I need to take to get to Vienna by 3 p. m.?

How far is it from the western to the southern train station?
can I ask
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Can I ask how far it is from the western to the southern train station?

Where can I get information on local transport in Vienna?
Do you mind me asking
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Do you mind me asking where I can get information on local transport in Vienna?

Do I need to book a seat on the train?
I was wondering
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I was wondering if/whether I need to book a seat on the train.

Can I book on the phone?
Could you tell me
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Could you tell me if/whether I can book on the phone?

Could you book it for me?
I was wondering if
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I was wondering if you could book it for me.

Could you send me an email confirmation?
(I'd be grateful if)
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I'd be grateful if you could send me an email confirmation.

a phone conversation between a travel agent and a customer. Use the sentences above to help you.
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A: I'd like to enquire about train times to Glasgow. B: Certainly. What would you like to know? A: Can you tell me what train I need to take to get to Glasgow by 6 p.m., please? B: Let me just check.


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