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Art & Music

Grammar and vocabulary

A Complete the text with the past simple or past continuous form of the verb in
brackets.

Eighteen years ago, Graham Tean (0) bought (buy) a metal detector at a sale.
Last year he (1) …………… (search) in a field near his home in Cambridge when
he (2) …………… (discover) a large amount of Roman gold. He (3) ……………
(dig) all night for five nights to get all the treasure. He thinks perhaps somebody (4)
…………… (listen) to him reciting a poem about finding gold, and (5) ……………
(direct) him to it.

B Underline the correct form of the verb.

When I (0) used to be / was a little girl, we (6) didn’t have / didn’t use to have a
fridge. We (7) were keeping / used to keep the milk in a box in the garden. We (8)
weren’t having / didn’t have a television either, but in 1953 my father (9) used to
buy / bought one to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. My friends and I
(10) were watching / used to watch television for hours. But the coronation was just
boring!

C Complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous form of the
verb in brackets.

Example:
I saw (see) a great film at the cinema last night.

11 My friend …………… (work) on a new sculpture when I visited him last week.

12 We …………… (buy) an old painting in a sale and discovered it was by Monet!

13 I can’t believe you …………… (not go) to that new exhibition – it was really
good.

14 I didn’t go out last night because I …………… (paint) my bedroom.

D Underline the most appropriate word to complete the sentences.

Example:
Animals are often miserable / scared / happy of loud noises.

15 She was feeling really miserable / sleepy / tired because she failed the exam.

16 Nafraz used to be angry / frightened / anxious of dogs.


17 Violinists usually do relaxation exercises before a concert, as it’s very
important not to be tense / sad / bored.

18 When he discovered the treasure, the archaeologist was really scared /


relaxed / excited.

E Complete the text with these words.

DVDs player cassette rewind MP3 players

Today, most people watch (0) DVDs, but only a few years ago, people used to
watch videos. When you rented a video, you had to remember to (19) ………. it so
that the next person could watch it from the beginning! People didn’t use to listen to
music all the time either, as they didn’t have (20) ……….. They used to play
records on the record (21) ……….or listen to the radio or an audio (22) ………..

F Complete the missing words.

Example:
A sketch is a simple drawing, usually in pencil.

23 A s_ _ _-_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is a painting that the artist painted of himself.


24 An old m_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is a handwritten document.
25 People take p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with a camera.
26 Some of the oldest c_ _ _ a_ _ is in Australia.

G Complete the conversation after a concert. Choose the correct


answer, a-e.

Sara: Well, I didn’t think that was as good as their last concert.
Giovi: Really? Why not?
Sara: They only played a few of their great songs.
Giovi But they did do some cool new numbers.
Sara: (0) …c… but they’re not as powerful as the original ones – they’re all a bit,
well, hip hoppy.
Giovi: (27) ….. The audience was ecstatic!
Sara: Yes, but I didn’t like them at all!
Giovi: (28) ….. I thought it was a great concert.
Sara: I suppose (29) ….. with you – the old songs were really good.
Giovi: (30) ….. Maybe you’re just too old to appreciate the new songs!

a Oh please!
b I don’t agree
c Well, maybe
d Definitely!
e I sort of agree
H Reading
Read the extract from the film section of a TV magazine, and answer the
questions.

LATE NIGHT FILMS

Thirteen Days
1.25–3.00 am TV1
Historical Drama The Cuban Missile Crisis is brought to life in this fascinating
drama starring Kevin Costner. Part history lesson and part political drama, the film
is surprisingly powerful.
US 2000

The Joy Luck Club


1.15–3.30 am TV2
Drama Based on Amy Tan’s best-selling book, this moving but funny melodrama
mixes the stories of four Chinese-born mothers with the stories of their American-
born daughters. Murder, suicide, betrayal and love are all here.
US 1993

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


1.25–2.55 am C4
Comedy horror A classic teenage film. Kirsty Swanson is cheerfully dim-witted as
LA teenager Buffy, who is surprised to discover that she’s the only person who can
save the town from vampires.
US1992

Agatha Christie’s Murder in Three Acts


1.00–2.45 am C1
Murder mystery The action is in Acapulco, not England, but you can still
recognise the original novel. Detective Hercule Poirot keeps you guessing in an
entertaining mystery.
US 1986

Persepolis
12.00–1.50 am TV4
Animated drama Adapted from Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, this is a beautiful
story. It is set in Iran and France, as Marjane is about to return to Iran to be
reunited with her parents. She remembers her teenage years, obsessed with
communism, religion and Bruce Lee.
Fr/US 2007

B Underline the correct form of the verb.

When I (0) used to be / was a little girl, we (6) didn’t have / didn’t use to have a
fridge. We (7) were keeping / used to keep the milk in a box in the garden. We (8)
weren’t having / didn’t have a television either, but in 1953 my father (9) used to
buy / bought one to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. My friends and I
(10) were watching / used to watch television for hours. But the coronation was just
boring!

C Complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous form of the
verb in brackets.
B Underline the correct form of the verb.

When I (0) used to be / was a little girl, we (6) didn’t have / didn’t use to have a
fridge. We (7) were keeping / used to keep the milk in a box in the garden. We (8)
weren’t having / didn’t have a television either, but in 1953 my father (9) used to
buy / bought one to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. My friends and I
(10) were watching / used to watch television for hours. But the coronation was just
boring!

C Complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous form of the
verb in brackets.
B Underline the correct form of the verb.

When I (0) used to be / was a little girl, we (6) didn’t have / didn’t use to have a
fridge. We (7) were keeping / used to keep the milk in a box in the garden. We (8)
weren’t having / didn’t have a television either, but in 1953 my father (9) used to
buy / bought one to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. My friends and I
(10) were watching / used to watch television for hours. But the coronation was just
boring!

C Complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous form of the
verb in brackets.

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