Listening at the exam. Consolidation

Questions Answers
Card 1. Script 6. Laura Reddington p.82 1. What books did Laura Reddington write trying to make a living? 2. What kind of story did she find one day? 3. Why does Laura think about the details before writing a book? 1. Laura wrote romantic fiction. 2. She found a story of a man who thought he’d found a new planet. 3. She needs planning before actual writing.
Card 2. Script 10. School days p. 84 1. What is the speaker talking about? 2. When did the speaker feel relieved? 3. Why did the speaker start crying? 1. The speaker is talking about her first day at school. 2. She felt relieved after she had met Emily. 3. She started crying because she couldn’t swim.
Card 3. Script 16. British breakfast 1. What are the three main ingredients of the great British breakfast? 2. What is a new trend or fashion in London’s top restaurants? 3. What are the key ingredients of a breakfast in a London cafe? 1. The three main ingredients of the great British breakfast are bacon, eggs and fried potatoes. 2. A new trend of fashion in London’s top restaurants is having breakfast and having business meetings while eating. 3. The key ingredients of a breakfast in a London cafe are 50% the food and 50% the smells and the sounds.
Card 4. Script 17. Brian lives on a boat 1. How long has Brian lived on his boat? 2. Why did he decide to leave London? 3. What can he do with his boat that he couldn’t with a house? 1. Brian has lived on a boat for about 12 years. 2. He decided to leave London because his family had grown up, his wife had died and his big house became unnecessary for him. 3. With his boat he can go to another place if he doesn’t like his neighbours. He can also enjoy the lovely nights and the lovely sunsets. He doesn’t need to go on a holiday because every day on a boat is a holiday for him.
Card 5. Script 22. Dolphins helped a boy p.92 1. How did the dolphins help a 10-year-old boy? 2. How does swimming with the dolphins help the children? 3. Why are some people not very enthusiastic about dolphin therapy? 1. After swimming with the dolphins a 10-year-old boy began to talk. 2. Close contact with the dolphins works as a motivator. Children become deeply concentrated for learning. 3. Some people are not enthusiastic about dolphin therapy because returning to the wild does harm to the animals, and swimming with captive dolphins can be dangerous for children.
Card 6. Script 24. About Sherlock Holmes p. 93 1. Why did Arthur Conan Doyle stop writing stories about Sherlock Holmes? 2. What worried Mr Horowitz before starting a book? 3. Why was writing the book about Sherlock Holmes easier than Mr Horowitz thought? 1. Arthur Conan Doyle stopped writing about Sherlock Holmes because it took up too much of his time. 2. It was exciting for Anthony Horowitz to deal with the character because he didn’t want to disappoint people who loved books about Sherlock Holmes. 3. He found it fairly easy to write because he had always loved those books.
Card 7. Script 25. Plans for the weekend 1. What does the boy want to do? 2. What does his mother want to do? 3. Why can’t they make a decision? 1. The boy wants to go and see a football match with his friends on Sunday. 2. His mum wants to drive to the country, take a long walk in the wood and have a picnic by the lake. 3. They can’t make a decision because they have to talk to dad first.
Card 8. Script 26. Kerry’s typical day 1. What is Kerry’s typical day? 2. Why doesn’t Kerry follow a diet or go to the gym? 3. What piece of advice does Kerry give to beginners? 1. Carry usually gets up at about 10 a.m. She goes to the gym or to a jazz class. She meets friends, then they go to the theatre where they work.2. Kerry doesn’t follow a diet or go to the gym because she doesn’t need to do it.3. Kerry advises the beginners to be confident and to keep practising.
Card 9. Script 29. Gifts from England p. 97 1. What is Alex thinking about? 2. Why does he want to bring soldiers as a gift for his parents? 3. What will Alex buy for his brother? 1. Alex is thinking about the gifts he should bring back home from England for everyone. 2. He wants to bring soldiers as a gift for his parents because they are not only very colourful, they represent English traditions too. 3. Alex will buy a DVD for his brother.
Card 10. Script 31. Three speakers about pastime p. 98  1. According to the first speaker, what is his favourite pastime? 2. Why is the second speaker keen on crafts? 3. What problem does the third speaker have because of his favourite pastime? 1. His favourite time is riding on horseback on a hot sunny day with a little breeze. 2. Making different things relaxes him (her). Besides, he (she) gets satisfaction from having made something useful. 3. The third speaker doesn’t move enough watching TV all the time, so he (she) has put on a lot of weight.
Card 11. Script 32. Running a race p.98 1. How many runners are going to take part in a race? 2. Where would they like to organize the starting line? 3. Why do they need to have first aid points? 1. At the moment they have 150 applicants, but they expect there will be 200 by the race itself. 2. They would like to organize the starting line somewhere that has a place to warm up, the Town Hall, for example. 3. They need to have first aid points in case the runners have problems.
Card 12. Script 34. Maggy’s favourite places in London p. 100 1. What are Maggy’s favourite places in London? 2. What are they going to do in the evening? 3. Why does Alex want to go to a cafe? 1. Maggy’s favourite places in London are Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park, St. James’s Palace and Piccadilly Circus.  2. In the evening they are going to visit an entertainment area of Piccadilly Circus with lots of pubs and cafes. 3. Alex wants to go to a cafe because he is starving and wouldn’t mind having a bite.
Card 13. Script 35. Three speakers about travelling p.100 1. Why do many people travel today according to the first speaker? 2. How does the second speaker describe people who never travel? 3. What can a person gain travelling to other countries according to the third speaker? 1. According to the first speaker, a lot of people today travel not in order to learn, but to “have a good time” and usually on their terms. 2. The second speaker describes people who never travel as narrow-minded and ignorant. 3. According to the third speaker, when you travel you can see, feel and touch other ways of living. You appreciate your own life then and see things in a different way.
Card 14. Script 36. How to lose weight 1. What does the first speaker advise to do if you want to lose weight? 2. What is the mistake many people make trying to lose weight? 3. Why is it necessary to exercise according to the third speaker? 1. The first speaker advises to throw away gas or electric cooker and throw away salt. He recommends to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and to drink as much water as possible. He says one should cut out soda and limit fruit juices, most of which are high calorie. 2. The mistake of many people is that they try to lose weight quickly. You should lose weight gradually. 3. It’s necessary to exercise to burn more than you take in.
Card 15. Script 40. Sara’s audition p.103 1. What does Sara want to become? 2. How did she find out about the audition? 3. Why was this performance special for Sara? 1. Sara wants to become a star. 2. She saw an advertisement in a national newspaper and called the number. 3. The performance was special for Sara because it was on television.
Card 16. Script 42. Interview with Roy Tomlinson p. 104  1. How do people call the sign @ in different countries? 2. How did Roy Tomlinson invent email? 3. Does it trouble him that he is not very famous? 1. In England this sign is called «at», other languages have more interesting names, such as  «monkey’s tail»,  «little duck», «little trunk», «little dog», «elephant’s trunk» and «ear».2. R. Tomlinson invented email without any reason, it was a fun thing to try out and it took him three to six hours to do. 3. No, it doesn’t. It is not the center of his life.
Card 17. Script 47. A girl is speaking to her parents 1. Where does the girl want to go and why? 2. Who doesn’t like the idea? 3. Who will pay for the trip? 1. The girl wants to go to France to practise her French.2. Her Mum doesn’t like the idea. 3. Sara  will pay for the trip herself.
Card 18. Script 49. A football match p. 109 1. What sort of match did Tom play? 2. How did Tom’s team play during the match?3. What was the result of the game? 1. It was a home game. 2. Tom’s team were very enthusiastic, attacked as often as possible and managed to score a goal in the second half.3. The game ended in a draw.
Card 19. Script 52. A nasty experience p. 111 1. Who did Tina go to the skating-rink with? 2. What happened to her there? 3. How was she saved? 1. She went to the skating-rink with a friend who was very good at skating. 2. She had an accident. She stepped on a weak place on the ice, the ice broke and she sank under it. 3. She was saved by a man who grabbed her arms and pulled her out of the water onto the ice.
Card 20. Ann’s holiday 1. What holiday did Ann want to have? 2. What problems did she have to face? 3. What decision did she make in the end? 1. She wanted to have an active holiday. 2.On the first day she had to sleep out on the beach as there was not a single bed free. On the second day her things got wet because of a heavy rain. On the third day she had problems with her shoes. Finally, the road along the shore was blocked for some reason. 3. She decided to call her friend.
Card 21. Script 56.  A conversation between a Japanese girl and a journalist p.113  1. What does Shima usually eat? 2. Where does she eat? 3. What is happening to Japanese diet at the moment?  1. Shima usually eats healthy food. 2. She eats in sushi restaurants and restaurants which serve organic, healthy food. 3. It is getting worse. It is much more westernized than before and that’s why some people are getting fatter.
Card 22. Script 58. A boy and a girl about their families 1. What do the boy and the girl say about their families? 2. Is the girl happy to have a family party? 3. What do John’s parents hope he will do after school? 1. Angela says that she often spends time with her parents, and John says he doesn’t see his parents so much. Angela says she has got a lot of cousins and John mentions his elder brother. 2. Yes, she is. She can’t wait for this party. 3. They hope he will follow tradition and join his uncle’s firm.
Card 23.  Script 61. Telephone conversation. p. 116  1. What’s Jessica’s surname and address in Byford? 2. What does the woman want to order? 3. Which gift has she chosen?  1. Her surname is Bowles, and her address is number 18, Heath Street, Byford. 2. She wants to order a travel bag. 3. She has chosen a calculator.
Card 24. Script 68. Three people about their weekends. p.121 1. What does the first speaker do at the weekend? 2. What does the second speaker do at the weekend? 3. What does the third speaker do at the weekend?  1. He always does plenty of running, tennis and swimming. 2. He stays in and watches TV or a film on DVD. 3. He is studying hard for his exams and can’t go wild at the weekend.
Card 25. Script 70. Angry about mobile p. 122 1. What makes the first speaker angry? 2. What annoys the second speaker? 3. What does the third speaker complain about? 1. What really makes him angry is when he is serving somebody and then their mobiles ring and they answer the phone and start having a conversation. 2. He hates when people talk very loudly on their mobile phones in public places. 3. He complains about those who use their phones a lot when they are with other people.


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