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Unit 1: Revision Vocabulary and Grammar

Noun phrases

Rewrite the following short sentences in the form of one longer sentence. Remember to
include all the information.

1. Ford had produced a new car. It’s a saloon car. It has four doors. Its top speed is
over 120 mph.
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2. I’m going on a holiday. It will last for three weeks. It’ll be quite an adventure.
We’re going to drive through the Sahara Desert.
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3. Aitken’s biography of Churchill has met with great critical acclaim. It’s in three
volumes. It was written in the last years of the statesman’s life.
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4. Richard Stallman has signed a contract. The contract will last for two years.
Richard Stallman makes records. The contract is with EMI. He’s going to produce
two albums a year.
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5. He wrote his employer a letter. It was fifteen pages long. In it, he resigned why
he had resigned.
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6. She’s going to do a course. It will take three years. At the end, she will get a
degree. It’s at Sussex University.
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7. The first prize in the competition is a cruise. The cruise will take forty-eight days.
It will go round the world. The winner will stay in a first class cabin. The liner is
the Queen Elisabeth II.
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8. We have just bought a table. It’s six feet long. It’s made of pine. It’s made of
pine. It’s for having picnics on.
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9. The judge gave her a sentence. He sent her to prison for three years. She had
kidnapped a millionaire’s son.
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10. The Midland Trading Company have made a bid. They want to take over the
textile manufacturer, AMA. They have offered £48 million. They made the offer at
the last minute.
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Look at the table on page 134 in the Student’s Book + the language study on page
20
Look at page 21 in your Student’s book.
Do the 2’practice-exercices’ on page 21
Don’t forget to study the list of irregular verbs!

Dependent prepositions

Put the correct preposition into each gap

When my grandmother was at school, she had to learn everything ………………………… heart,
and even years later she could recite countless poems ………………………… memory. She was
discouraged ………………………… thinking ………………………… herself, and concentrated simply
………………………… learning facts. The teachers were very strict ………………………… pupils in
those days. my grandfather confided ………………………… me that he was expelled
………………………… school ………………………… playing truant just once. It is always worthwhile
for governments to invest ………………………… education. Nobody should be deprived
………………………… a good education, and everybody should benefit ………………………… it.
Nothing can compensate ………………………… a bad start in life. Pupils …………………………
public schools still account ………………………… many of the students at Oxford and
Cambridge University. Until quite recently these universities seemed to be prejudiced
………………………… pupils from state schools. Many people objected very strongly
………………………… this and at last things are changing.
I had no intention ………………………… staying ………………………… at university after I had
finished my first degree. I finally succumbed ………………………… parental pressure, but only
………………………… protest, and carried out research ………………………… the life of Baudelaire.

Multi-word verbs

Multi-word verbs are also known as phrasal verbs, and consist of a verb +
preposition/adverb. Sometimes the meaning is literal, sometimes it is idiomatic, and
sometimes the same multi-word verb can have several meanings, both literal and
idiomatic.
Read the following sentences and try to work out the meaning of the multi-word verb.
Match the multi-word verbs with one of the definitions.

1. My sister has written, asking if we can put her up for a few days whilst she’s in
London.
2. Paul was left ten thousand pounds in his grandfather’s will, so he set himself up
as a photographer.
3. This bad weather’s really getting me down.
4. The flat isn’t very nice, but I can put up with it until I find somewhere better.
5. The family dog was old and crippled, so they decided reluctantly that they had to
have her put down.
6. Let’s meet on the 20th. Put the date down in your diary so you don’t forget it.
7. James Gregory was sent down for ten years for his part in the robbery.
8. Peter thinks I’m trying to get off with his girlfriend, but I don’t find her very
attractive. Anyway, I wouldn’t do a thing like that to a mate of mine.
9. Have you seen how Jane is always putting him down? Either she criticizes him
for the way he speaks, or she makes him feel such a fool!
10. ‘I’ve been set up,’ thought Alice. ‘Joe told the director that I was incompetent,
then altered the accounts making it look like my handwriting, and now I’ve been
accused of stealing money.’
11. Jeremy, who’s a very good mimic, was sending up the Director and while the
way he screw up his face when he talks, when the Director himself came into the
room. You could have heard a pin drop.

………………………… to depress, to make miserable.


………………………… to send to prison
………………………… to establish a business
………………………… to provide a bed for someone for a short while
………………………… to imitate someone in such a way as to make them appear foolish
………………………… to write down
………………………… to kill (an animal) out of humanitarian reasons
………………………… to tolerate
………………………… to begin a romantic or sexual relationship with someone
………………………… to make someone appear guilty in order to get them into trouble
………………………… to make someone seem foolish by criticizing and ridiculing them
Study the vocabulary list!
Make vocabulary 1 in your student’s book page 16
Make vocabulary 2 in your student’s book page 20 and don’t forget to look at your
phonetic symbols (Student’s book page 9)
Study the grammar section in your Student’s Book on page 134 and 135