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UNIT 1 Vocabulary practice

3 Complete the sentences with the correct forms of


Language & communication suitable verbs.
I want to go online and do some shopping.
1 Complete the sentences.
1 Please ……………… off because I need to use the
A translation is something that is said or written in
computer now.
a different language.
2 I don’t want to be involved with this site any more.
1 A(n) ……………………… is a word that looks the
I’m going to ……………… my account.
same in two different languages but has a different
3 Are you going to ……………… an update on your
meaning.
homepage?
2 A(n) ……………………… is a word that looks
similar in two different languages and has the On the phone
same meaning.
3 The word ‘miserable’ is a(n) ……………………… of 4 Complete the dialogue with one word in each gap.
A: Hello, have I got through to the customer
the word ‘sad’.
4 In English, we describe something that is easy as service department?
B: Yes, how can I help you?
‘a piece of cake’. This is an example of a(n)
A: Well, I thought I should ring you (1) …………
……………………… .
5 A person’s ……………………… is the first because I’ve been having problems with my
phone. The line keeps going dead in the middle
language that they learn as a child.
of calls.
6 ……………………… is a word that describes
informal spoken language. B: Are you about to run (2) ………… of credit? It
can be a problem if you need to top it (3)
The internet & social networks ………… .
A: No, that’s not the problem.
2 Complete the dictionary entries with the correct
B: Well, I’ll look into it and call you (4) ………… .
nouns or compound nouns.
A: OK, I’ll switch my phone (5) ………… now
A person who follows someone on a social network because I’m busy, but I’ll be free at 4 p.m.
site:
Sam has more followers than Peter. Consolidation
5 Correct the mistakes in the sentences. One
1 A person who uses something: sentence is correct.
How many Twitter ………………………… are there in I don’t like to speak in publicity. public
your school? 1 Can you zoom on a bit so that I can read it more
easily? …………………
2 A person who uses the internet to annoy or irritate 2 Pierre never checks his emails, so he's got a lot of
another person: unreadable mail in his inbox. …………………
Michael deleted his account because a(n) 3 Do you know if this is a safe site to use?
………………………… was making him miserable. …………………
4 I always shop inline for presents for my friends.
3 The continued overuse of the internet: …………………
Jenny is getting help to deal with her 5 Do you know if they use biscuits on this website?
………………………… . …………………
6 Translate the sentences into your language.
4 The amount of time spent in front of a computer or
1 The hacker managed to get into my account and
TV:
steal some money.
Children shouldn't have more than two hours of
.................................................................................
………………………… a day.
2 Don't visit that chatroom because people use it to
5 A website where people can communicate with spread gossip about others.
others by posting messages, comments, etc.: .................................................................................
Facebook is the largest ………………………… in the 3 There’s a party tonight – spread the word!
world. .................................................................................

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