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Question English
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Complete the first part of the story
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with the verbs in brackets in a correct narrative tense

He (1) an old man who kept himself to himself,
(be)
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He was an old man who kept himself to himself,

and he (2) in the same house all of his life.
(live)
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and he lived in the same house all of his life.

The house (3) apart
(fall)
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The house was falling apart

and he (4) it for years,
(not paint)
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and he hadn't painted it for years,

So it (5) as if it would collapse at any moment.
(look)
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So it looked as if it would collapse at any moment

We (6) past his house every day,
(walk)
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We walked past his house every day,

and he (7) in his garden
(always work)
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and he was always working in his garden

and he (8) hello.
(always say)
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and he always said hello.

One day, I (9) home alone.
(come)
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One day, I came home alone.

I (10) home alone before.
(never walk)
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I had never walked home alone before.

I (11) up
(look)
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I looked up

and (12) the man at his window.
(see)
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and saw the man at his window.

He (13) me,
(watch)
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He was watching me,

and I felt as if he (14) for a long time.
(watch)
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and I felt as if he was watching for a long time.

Then he (15) out of the house...
(come)
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Then he came out of the house...

Look at the prompts.
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What are the sayings?

ventured - gained
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Rome - Romans
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When in Rome do as the Romans do.

bitten - shy
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Once bitten, twice shy.

goes - comes
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What goes around comes around.

cloud - silver
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Every cloud has a silver lining.

Choose three sayings and paraphrase them.
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Don't use any of the words in the original saying.

Once bitten, twice shy.
The burnt child dreads the fire.
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Once you do something that hurts you, you don't want to do it again.

When in Rome do as Romans do.
It is polite, and possibly also advantageous, to abide by the customs of a society when one is a visitor.
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When visiting a foreign land, follow the customs of those who live in it.
It can also mean that when you are in an unfamiliar situation, you should follow the lead of those who know the ropes.

What goes around comes aroud.
Retribution follows wrongdoing; justice may take time, but it will prevail
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if someone treats other people badly he or she will eventually be treated badly by someone else

Every cloud has a silver lining.
This proverb is usually said as an encouragement to a person who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward.
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In all bad experiences there's someting good.

Complete the adjectives
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in the stories.

A young person who starts up her own business and succeeds despite (?) changes of fortune.
dr_
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A young person who starts up her own business and succeeds despite dramatic changes of fortune.

This is an (?) story about a (?) woman. It makes you think anything is possible if you want it enough.
int_; re_
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This is an interesting story about a remarkable woman. It makes you think anything is possible if you want it enough.

A (?) description of a trip across India, ful of laugh-out-loud situations; Jerry manages to lose his passport five times and meets up with a series of (?) fellow-travellers whose stories you just can't believe!
hi_; inc_
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A hilarious description of a trip across India, ful of laugh-out-loud situations; Jerry manages to lose his passport five times and meets up with a series of incredible fellow-travellers whose stories you just can't believe!

A depressing picture of the difficulties facing a poor family in 1930s America. The story of their search for work is (?) and very (?), but their strength is truly (?)
poi_; mo_; ins_.
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A depressing picture of the difficulties facing a poor family in 1930s America. The story of their search for work is poignant and very moving, but their strength is truly inspiring.
Grapes of Wrath (?)

Look at the list and
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complete the sentences.

I didn't travel very much when I was younger.
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I wish I had travel much more.

My friends don't really listen to me, and it's annoying.
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I wish they'd listen to me!

My partner doesn't like the same kinds of music as me.
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I wish she would change her musical preferences.

I didn't finish university.
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If only I'd listened to my parents.

My flatmate never thanks me for anything it really makes me cross.
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I wish she would be more polite.

It's impossible for me afford a new car.
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If only I could afford a used car.

Write your own wish list.
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Write two sentences about regrets, two about present wishes and two about things that annoy you. After each one write "I wish ..." or "if only..."

Two sentences about regrets.
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regrets

two sentences about present wishes
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present wishes

two sentences about things that annoy you
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things that annoy me: Public Cell Phone Conversations; Crowd Pushiness; Road Rage; People Walking Really Slowly; Traffic Jams.

I didn't study English when I was younger. I wish...
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You wish you'd studied English?

Complete the phrases with words from the box
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get that stand what fan thing

(?) I really like about it is...
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What I really like about it is...

I don't like X (?) much.
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I don't like X that much.

The (?) I love about it is...
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The thing I love about it is...

I just can't (?) into...
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I just can't get into...

I'm a big (?) of...
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I'm a big fan of...

I can't (?)...
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I can't stand...

Make a list of 8-10 books, films and bands
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that you all know.

Diary of Ann Frank, Leo Tolstoy War and Peace. Albert Camus, The Stranger

Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Back to the Future. Doctor Zhivago. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Excalibur (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

The Rolling Stones. The Chicago Transit Authority. Led Zeppelin. U2.

Student A: say how you feel about one of the things on the list but don't say the name.
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Other students: guess what Student A is talking about.

say the past form of
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each phrase from Exercise 5A.

What I really like about it is...
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What I really liked about it was...

I don't like X that much.
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I didn't like X that much.

The thing I love about it is...
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The thing I loved about it was...

I just can't get into...
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I just couldn't get into...

I'm a big fan of...
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I was a big fan of...

I can't stand...
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I couldn't stand.

Choose a TV programme that you watched when you were younger.
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Make notes about what you liked and disliked.

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner.

When I was about ten, I was really into cartoons and I was a big fan of a cartoon from the USA called...
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Betty Boop. Betty Boop was unique among female cartoon characters because she represented a sexual woman. Betty Boop is regarded as one of the first and most famous sex symbols on the animated screen.


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