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BOOST YOUR 0

VOCABUL Y1

Chris Barker

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Contents
Pages

Unit
Introduction

4-5

Saying hello a nd goodbye; Introducing


yourself a nd other people; Personal details;
Tlfles; Friends; British I American WOf"d list

5 - 8 Test yaurself 2

12-\7

family

10

18-23

Age ; Hair ~; Hoir colour; Eye ccOOur;


Shades of colour; Height; Measurement of
he ight; Measurement of weight; Build

24-29

House and home

Description; Rooms I areas; My room ;


Locat ion: prepositions

30-3\

I - 4 Test l1Qurself \
Test exercises 1 - 5

32-37

Days; Months; Years; Dates; Sea sons;


Time prepositio ns; Time adverbials; Times

38-43

Ufeathome

Before school; After school; Adverbs a nd

phrases of frequency; Jobs ar ou nd the

house; Pets; Meals at school and at home

7 _ School
= :=...

....;;:;;
44 -49

Main school subjects in UK schools; People;

Exams; Non-lesson time; Afte r-schoof

act ivities and dubs; School rooms a nd places

5pprl

~h~

11

Food and drink

~-~

50 - 55

Sport / AdMty; Penon; Spom ....,ts;

Winning a nd losing

70-75

Basic food; Drinks ; Fruit; Vegetobtes; Meet;

Prepe-ed food

12

Cauntrles, nallanalltles and 76 - 8\


lanquQQes
Some countries and nation alities: Europe ;
Euro pe I Asio; Midd le East and Asia; North
Americo; Central America; South America;
Africa ; Australosta; The twelve most wKIe1y
spoke n languages

9 -12 Test yourself 3

Time

58-63

CO&OUrs; Shades; Clothes and footwear;


1\:"" of clothes; Style

Life stages; 's

Free lime

Activities; Talking about post octMties;


Music:; Muslcol instru ments

Male and female ; Fomity members;

3
Describing people: age
_ ....;;a"nd
", appearance

56-57

Test exercises 1 - 5

6-11

Meellng I!!!Qple

Pag es

Unit

82-83

Test exercises 1 - 5

Reference

84-87

The English a lpha bet; Heig ht a nd weight ;


Numbe rs; Some basic spelling rule s; British
and American Eng lish

self assessment and proqress check

Answer key
(Centro l pcll-cct section)

88

A-H

Meeting people
Translate the words and phrases.
Saying hello and goodbye
Informal
Hi.
Hello.

Bye!
See you.

See you lofer.

See you soon.

See you tomorrow.

Formal
Good morning.
Good afternoon .
Good evening.
Goodnight.
Goodbye.

A: How are you?


B: Fine, thanks. /
I'm OK, thanks.
And you?
A: Mm, not too good. /
Mm, nof great
B: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.
A: How are things?
B: Fine, thanks. /
Not bod, thanks.

Introducing yourself and other people


Informal
My nome's (John).

Formal
A: Let me introduce (Moria) .

I'm (John).

B: Pleased to meet you.

This is (Mario) .

C: Pleased to meet you, too .

A: Nice to meet you.

Welcome to {London).

B: Nice to meet you, too .

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 1

Personaldetails

Titles

First name(s}
Surname

.
.

Mole / Female
Address

.
.

Street
Town / City
Postcode

.
..
.

Dote of bi rth

Phone number
Mobile phone number

.
.

e-mail address

Mr
Mrs
Miss
Ms

Male
Mr adult men

Female
Mrs married women
Miss unmarried (single)
women
Ms married or
unmarried women

Friends
She's my best friend.
He's my penfriend.
We're good friends.
We're in the same class at school.
We're classmates.
We're neighbours.
I know him / her welL
I don't know him / her very well.
I don't get on very well with him / her.
We get on very / really well.
We don't get on very well.
What's your surname?
Could you spell that, please?
Could you repeat that, please?
Yoo can callme
Miss Tracy Bradshaw (,/)
or Miss Bradshaw (,/ )
bat not Miss Tracy ~).

You can canme


Wayne Connolly (,/) or Wayne (,/)
bat not Mr Wayne ~).
Yoa can callmyDad
Mr Connolly

o:

British

American

surname
postcode
mobile phone
penfriend
gel on

last name
zip code
cellphone
pen pol
gel along

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Complete the conversations.

Conversation 2

Conversation 1
A: H e I I o. Ij 0 ~ are
B: Not g r __ t.
A:

I' m S
tho t.

0 __

0 ~

h ear

A:

B:
A:

Goo d m
n i n g.
W __ t's-your s

nom e?
e 's Ben

Mar rio t t. M y n
Mar rio t t.
C 0 u I d you s p _ _ _

f hot,

P 1_ _ s e?
B:
A:
abel 2

Complete the clues to answer the question in the crossword.

They're very import ant! Who are they?

Clues
1
2

We

on really well. (3)

A: How ore you?

B: I'm
, thanks. (2)
....... .... ......... How are you? (5)
4
...... ............ to meet you. (7)
4
My
name is Anna . (5)
5
is Smith. (7)
6 My
the same class. (2)
7 We're
8 A: How are you?
B: I'm
, thanks . (4)
9
How are
? (6)
10 It's latel I must go
! (9)
11
you tomorrow. (3)

Good rnorninq. .everyone.


Mmm, not great.

c)
d)
e)

Hello.
Pleased to meet you.
See you later.

f)

Goodnight.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 1

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5

6
7
8
9
10

11

Who is speaking? Write the letters in the correct pictures.


a)
b)

G E

Yes. M A double RIO double T.


Net 0
m
t
you, Ben.

11

Draw lines to link the personal details.


First name

Bradshaw

Surname

tracy@teenmail.com

Date of birth

12, Rose Street

Street

0029583795

Town / City

13 April 1989

Posfcode

Milton Keynes

Phone number

Tracy

e-mail address

MK39DG

Put the words in the right order. Start with the word in the centre of each circle.

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Read about Tracy's best friend. Then write about your best friend .

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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 1

7 i Read about Alex. Then complete your personal details and introduce yourself.

Hi! rm Alex Fraser. You can contact me ...


at 14 Clifton Road. Bath. BA4 6LH
or on 010 587 9998
or on 9012 564901
at alexf@gcnet.co.uk

FIRST NAME(S)

Alex
. ......

SURNAME

Fraser
.... ..

ADDRESS

14
Clifton
.. . ...
. ... . . Road.
. . . .... ...

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PHONE NUMBER 010 5879998


MOBILE PHONE 9012 564901
NUMBER

E-tMIL ADDRESS ~!~/~~~'!~t :~?:~~..

FIRST NAME(S)
SURNAME
ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER
MOBILE PHONE
NUMBER
E-tMIL ADDRESS

rol

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 1

Sa Put the missing phrases in Conversation 1 or 2.


Fine, thanks.
I'm Rosa.
Pleased to meet you, too.

Hello, Mark.
Hi.
How are you?

Conversation 1
Sarah
Mark

~f?!!9.'.~~':'~

Hello

Sarah

.
Let me introduce my neighbour, Laura Green.

Laura
Mark

Hello. Pleased to meet you.

Conversation 2
Kate
Jack
Kate
Rosa
Jack

Hi.
.
This is my friend.
Hello
Hi, I'm Jock.

8b Which conversation is between teenagers: 1 or 21


9

..

You are with Simon, your English penfriend. You meet one of your
classmates in the street. Write the conversation.
You

Hi

Classmate
You
Simon
C1cissmate

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Words
1

Expressions
1

..
.
..

..

5
6
7

..
..
..

..

8
9

..
.

10

.
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 1

Family
Translate the words and phrases.
Male and female
boy

girl

man

woman

(plural : men)

(plural : women)

Family members
Male / Female

Male

Female

grandfather

grandmother

grandparent

grandson

granddaughter

grandchild

.
..

(plural : grandchildren)
father

...... .... .........

Dad

... ........... Mum

stepfather

....... .... .. . .

stepmother

brother

. .. ... .... . .... o..

sister

stepbrother

........ ... ... stepsister

holfbrother

.......... .. .. .

husband

.............. wife

son

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . daughter

uncle

.. .. .. ........ .

nephew

... .. ... . .. .. . . niece

mother

....... ... ......

child

...... .... ....

teenager

.. . .... .......

adult

....... ... .....

guard ian

halfsister

aunt

life stages
baby

parent

Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 2

COUSin

relation / relative

..

IArt Department I

's
Silvio is Tommaso's grandmother.
Angelo = Silvio

oberto =

Sabi na
Anna

Roberto is Tommaso's fat ner.

Tommaso is Anno's brother.

Hello. fly name'sShamina. Tve got


a siste and a baby brotbe We five with
00f' parents in London. GarFamilyis qpite
large. Tve got roar oonis. Faar ancles
and sevencousins:

. My parents are
divorced. This is
mymother _

... and these af'e


mygrandparents _.

I haven't got any cants

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apite small

Have you got any brothers and sisters?


I've got a brother and a sister.
He's got on older sister and a younger brother.
I'm an only child.
My po rents ore separated.
My parents are divorced.
Our family's quite small.
Our family's quite large.
See page 86 for the British / American word list.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 2

13

Complete the twenty family words and circle them. Look for the words
horizontally ( .. ) and vertically ( 'Y ).

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2 Put the words in exercise 1 into groups.


Male

Female

grandmother

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Male / Female

guardian

Who are Wayne's relations?


1

His father's mother's husband is

His father's brother is

His mother's sister's daughter is

His sister's daughter is

His sister's son is

Choose five members of your family and write their names.

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1
2
3
4

5
5

Write details for you in the chart.

Adam Peter

Kellendria Trinade

R1cldtt

Roland

Mum: Jill
Dad: Pet.er

I've got a large

family: Mum, Dad

and one brother;


aun ts , uncles and

:
:

cousins.

Brothers: TI.m,
Mark, Sam
( all older)

No, not at the


moment.
Actor and singer

Singer

Use the chart in exercise 5 to write about Adam, Kelle and yourself.

Adam

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You

Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 2

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How good is your memory? You have one minute to read about
Shamina and Jonathon on page 13.
Now write sentences about Shamina and Jonathon. Don't look at
page 13.

Sho t1l

'''O

1 (brothers and sisters?) . ?~~:~ .~'? t . c!. ~~~t~:. ~nd a baby brother.
2 (large or small fomily?)
: ::: : : ::: : : : : : :: : : :
.
3 (aunts?
..
)
.
4 lunde5?)
::: : ::: ::: :: : :::: :.
5 cousins?)
.

1
2
3
4
5

(sister's nome?)
(pa rents?)
(grandparents?)
(large or small family?)
(aunts and uncles?)

i7bl Now look at page 13 to check your answers.


8

Write the word which describes each of these


life stages.

~~~r.

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9a Read the clues and identify the people. Write their names in the family tree.

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~

....

..............

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Clues

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..............

'

Luke's mum is David's


daughter.

......... .. .. .. .

luke is very young .


luke's uncle is called
Paul.

Sally is Paul's sister.

. ..... ..., ....

Emma's got a younger


sister called Diana.
David and Mary are
husband and wife.
Diana's father is ca lled
Neil.

. ...... ....... .

eli Are you good at writing puzzles? Write some clues for a puzzle about your own
family. Ask a friend to complete it.

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Expressions

Words
1
2

.
.

..

..

..

6
7
8
9
10

..
..
..
..
..

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 2

17

Describing people: age and appearance

Translate the words and phrases.

Age
middle-aged
old

young

in her teens

in his twenties

Howald are you?

I'm 14. / I'm 14 years old.

He's in his twenties.

She's in her thirties.

Hair length

Eye colour

short
medium length
long

blue
brown
grey
green

Hair colour

Shades of colour

brown
black
fair
blonde
red
grey
white

dark
light

not very

quite

very

He's not very old.

She's quite old.

Her heir's very long.

What does he / she look like?

What's her hair like?

She's got dark brown hair.

What colour hair has he got?

He's got short, fair hair.

What colour eyes has she got?

She's got light blue eyes.

They're a sort of greenish brown.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 3

Height

Measurement of weight

toll
of medium height
short

kilo
stone
pound

Measurement of height
metre
centimetre
foot
(plural: feet)
inch
(plural : inches)
1 metre

= 3.28 feet

1 centimetre
1 foot

0.39 inch

= 12 inches

See page 84 (or


height and weight
abbreviations.

Build
small
big
slim
of medium build
well-built
muscular
How
He's
He's
He's
He's

See page 86
(or the British /
American word
list.

toll is he?
(quite) tall.
of medium height.
(quite) short.
about 1 metre 75.

How much do you weigh?


I weigh about 50 kilos .

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 3

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1 I Describe the age group of these people.


1 She's about 43 or 44. She's in her forties.
2 He's 52.
3 She's 16.
4 He's about 27 or 28 .
5 She's 3.

The words in the puzzle all describe the colour and shade of hair and eyes.
Complete the words.
1 .....

2~

IB
3 .....
4~

5~

A
I

6 ....

10~

R
K

9 .....

7 .....

8~

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3 Put the words from the puzzle in exercise 2 into the correct group.
Some words can go in both groups.
Eye colour / shade

Hair colour / shade

f/9!:ff

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 3

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How good is your moths? Use the information


on page 19 to find the answers to the quiz.

See page 84 for


height and weighf

abbreviations.

a) in metres and centimetres? .....m... .cm

bl in feet and inches?

is beavier?

a) 10 kg

b] 20 Ib

w ueh d JIll weigh?

al in kilos?

.................kg

b) in pounds?

.. .... ......... ..Ib

cl in stones and pounds?

ieh Is laller?
a]2 m

bIB'

.... st.... .Ib

D
D

Use the words and phrases in the box to describe the height and build of
these people.
2

very
quite
not very

muscular
well-built
of medium build

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2
3

big
small
slim

4
5

tall
short
of medium height

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 3

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6 I Write details about yourself in the chart. Then choose two members of your
family or two friends end write in their details.

you
age
height
weight
build
hair colour
hair length
eye colour
7

Use the information from the chart in exercise 6 to write a description of


yourself and of one of the other people.
(age and height)
(build and weight)
(hair length and colour)
(eye colour)

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8

Look at the Star Profile of Rachel Stevens and read about her below.
Who is your favourite pop star or sports star at the moment?
Write a star profile in the chart. Then write a full description.

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.
.

Write five quiz questions about your favourite pop star or sports star to ask
a friend.

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What's his I her date of birth?

a)

b)

Which sport does

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:

play?
?
?

a)

b)
c)

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Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Wo rds

Expressio ns
1

2
3

5
6
7
8

.
.
.
.
..
.
.

10

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 3

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House and home


Translate the words and phrases.
Description
large
small

flat
block (of flats)
house

Rooms / areas

. ' ...
1

attic

12 garage

bed room

13 upstairs

spare room

14 downstairs

bat hroom

15 ground floor

land ing

16 first floor

living room

..

dining room

8
9

.
..

17 stairs

18 balcony

study

19 terrace

kitchen

20 paf io

21

10 hall
11 toilet

Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 4

garden

My room
armchair
bed
blinds
bookcase
bookshelf
(plural: bookshelves)

Location: prepositions
.
.
.
.
.

on
next to
near

.
.

corpet

opposite

ceiling
chair
chest of drawers
computer
cupboard
curta ins
desk
door
duvet
floor
lamp
mirror
notice board
photo
picture
poster
radiator
radio
rug
shelf
sound system
table
telephone

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

between
in front of

.
.

behind
above

.
.

on top of

under

TV

wall
wardrobe
washbasin
wastepaper bin
window

.
.
.
.
.

in the corner of

..

at the front of
in the middle of
at the back of

..
.
.

on the right of

on the left of

See page 86 for the


British / American
word list.

I live in George Street.


My Aat is above a shop .
My house is near a small pork.

It's got three bedrooms.

It hasn't got a garden.

My room is at the front of the flat.

What's your room like?

It's quite big.


.

I share my room with my sister.

There's a desk ' under the window.

There are some posters on the walls .

There are some blinds at the window.

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25

Use the words in the circle to describe where you live.

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Which parts of Wayne's house


do these pictures show?

the kitchen

Which of the rooms / areas in


exercise 2 has your house or flat got?

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3

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4

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Which other rooms / areas has it got?

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Which rooms / areas hasn't it got?

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Write the word next to the picture. Then tick (.I) the things you've got in your
room. If you've got other things in your room, add them to the list .

11

.. ..... ... ..... ... .... 0

........ .... ... .. ..... D

12

13

14

..... ... ..... ........ . D

15

....... .......... ... .. D

16

17

18

19

10

20

~
- ,

......... ...... .. ..... D

Match the prepositions to the pictures.


1

near

behind

In

in the corner

above

between

under

on top of

in front of

0)

h)

i)

6 ~ Your penfriend, William, has sent you a map and some pictures of where he
lives. Complete the description.

111 if ;s wHere
t live.

back

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MJroom

roow

front

I live in a large flat in


It's opposite
At the front of the flat, there's
In the middle
At the back
Write a similar description of your house or flat to send to William.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 4

.
.
.
.
.

Dear

8a William's next letter


to you IS about his
room. Write the
missing words.
1

It was really good to get your letter. Thanks. Here's a description


of my room. I did it on the computer. I hope you can understand

it!

door
....................

ill'.

My room's quite large. The window is opposite the

There are some ~ 1 at the window. Under the window,

there's a

3.

my ~s. There's a

My ~ 4 is on the ~ and so is

in front of the

a ~ 7 between the ~ and the

the

10

11

12

of the room, there's an

13

..el. The

is next to

~,on the right. On the left of the window, in the corner

there's a

My ~

II

IZ.

10

~9.

with a
U

Between the window and the

fa " on it. Behind the ..I... there's

is on top of it.

That just leaves the big

14

ffll1 and there's

,4 where

I put my clothes!

Write soon.

81i Now draw the


room.
Write a description of your room for William. Use prepositions (in, next to, etc.)
to say exactly where things are.

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Words

Expressions

1
2

.
..

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 4

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Test yourself 1 (Units 1 to 4)

Mymarlc _ _

How much can you remember?

60
1

I Write the words in the corred groups.

Colours

..

11

7
8

..
.

12

13

..

14
15

.
.

..

Furniture

Height, weight
and build

Family
members
1
2

short
slim
tall
uncle
white

muscular
nephew
notice board
parent
red

cupboard
doughter
desk
green
large

bed
block
blue
choir
cousin

..

10

..

16
17

.p.e:'!

.
.
..

18
19
20

..
.
(19 marks)

I Match the questions to the answers.

o
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

How oN. are you?


How t..
are you?
How much do you w
What colour are your e
What colour is your h
What's your ph . . .. .. .. .. .
..
What's your p
?
What's your e- .... . . . . . . .. . .. . .

0) 00 44 765 45 36 37
b) rocco@comtel.uk
c) light blue
d) 10 st.
e) 5'11"
~ black

?
?
?

h) 14

i) Sl9 4PG
(7 marks)

3 I Use the word in blue with one of the other words to make a sentence.

posters block bedroom balcony

;r::y~.9.".t.~'?IJ'!~.P~.s.t~r:~. !f).tJ1.Y..~~Pr:9?f1):

short house hall hair


2

lamp sister shelf son

blinds window wardrobe wall

qu ite toll teenager table

small green garden grey


(5 marks)

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself I

l4a Complete the phrases in box A


using the words in box B.
box A

room .......
............

0 the living

1 a wastepaper ....... ..........


. ................
2 quite
.................
3 in front
4 a chest of
......... ..... ...
5 the ground ....... ....... .....

5 Complete the dialogue.


Sam

Hi, Joe.

box B

Joe

Hi, Sam. This is Gino.

drawers
room
of
aged
bin
old
height
floor
flats
system

Sam

Hello. N(<;~. tq.rr!?:~t .Y.C?'!..... 0

Gina Nice to meet you, too .

Sam

So, how

Joe

Fine,. . .. .. .. . ..
.
. And

. ......... . . .. ... .. ... ... ...... 2?

Sam

Mm,

Joe

Oh, I'm
What's the matter?

Sam

I've got problems with my


gi rlfriend.

Joe

Your girlfriend?

Sam

Yes, Rebecca Sharp. You don't


know her.

My grandfather is eighty-two, so he's

Joe

What does

9.U.~~~ .~~~

Sam

She's quite tall and

...... ............
............ ......

6 a block of
7 medium
8 a sound
9 middle

.... ... . . . ... .. ..

................. .

(9 marks)

14b Use the phrases from exercise 4a


to complete the description.

now. He's tall and slim.

1.

She's also quite slim.

She's of

Joe

z.

Sam
They live in

on

is quite large. There's a TV and

.. ... .............. e

5?

Sam ...
You see, there's a girl in my
nice. She's got long blonde
7 and blue
eyes. We
8
really well.

3.

closs, Mondy Palmer. She's very

...... ........... ............ ....... .............

6 light
brown hair and green eyes.
She's in Mrs Price's class.

My grandmother is fifty-two, so she's

I?

in there. There's a

kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. The

Joe

small bedroom is where I sleep when I stay

Sam ...

the bed there's

Gina I know Rebecca. I know her very


. .. . . . .. .. . . .. . . 9. In
fad, she's my
10
friend.

for my clothes.

Sam Oh ...

with them. There's a bed, and

There's a desk with Q computer on it and


9
... ......... .......... .. ... .......

Joe

. . . . 11

lofer,

Sam.

(ll marks)
(9 marks)
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself 1

Time

Translate the words and phrases.


Days

Months

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Years
2002

Two thousand and two

1999

Nineteen ninety-nine

Seasons

Dates

spring
summer
autumn
winter

We use ordinal numbers for dotes,


e.g. 1". 2 nd , 3 rd , 41h . Dotes can be
written and spoken in different ways.

wri"en

spoken

1sf May
May 1sl

the first of May


May the first

,.

Time adverbials

Time prepositions
on April 4th
on Monday
in 2002
in the morning
in the afternoon
in the evening
in (the) summer
at 7.30
at night
at the weekend

See page 84 for a list of ordinal numbers.

, . .,

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 5

,
,

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

tomorrow
yesterday
tomorrow
morning
yesterday
afternoon
lost night
next week
next year
last week
last year

Times

one o'clock

two o'clock

f ive past two

a quarter past two

twenty past two

half past two

twenty-five to three

a quarter to three

ten to three

three o'clock

midday / noon
midnight
a.m . in the morning
p.m . in the afternoon / evening / at night
(Excuse me,) what time is it?

It's half post two.

What time does the film start?

It storts at seven o'clock.

What time do you get up?

When were you born?

When's your birthday?

It's on August l S'".

See page 86 for the British /


American word list.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 5

33

Complete the days


of the week.

abc

I:B

;2 0 1 Complete the ordinal


numbers in the box.

nan

12 b Write the words from exercise 20


next to the numbers. Then write the
abbreviations, as dotes.

Numbers

Words

Dates

eleventh
f if t e nth
twent - -se - ond

1
2
3
4

fo r t e nth
twent - -fo - rth
sen d
th rd
t h rteent
fo r t
twel th
twent
-f
st
fit
-

5
11

fi

st

twent

-th

rd

.
.
.

~/~XE;f)t!t

.
.

14
15
21

.
.
.

22

23

24

11

Complete the months


in the crossword.
Then number them
from 1 to 1 2 to show
their order.

B
E
R

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 5

12
13

l~tl1...

Write these dates as you would say them.

Monday, the
first of January

Thur 2 AUG

50 Complete the clues to find the mystery word.


mystery word ,

- _ ----.. ....---.......

1 W

1 There are seven days in it.


2 9 a .m .

= nine

in . . . morn ing

3 I can't see you this week, but I can see you ... week .

4 7.00 = seven

0' .. .

5 Between afternoon and night

6 See you . . . Saturday.

7 It's in the middle of the week.

51) Make up your own clue for the mystery word.

6
1
2

3
4

How do you say these times?

2315
0910
1345
0130
1935

.~~!R .~! .'!~~t

~ 9.~o/:t!!.r: posr ~!~.v.~fJ .~t.'.'!9~.~

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 5

35

.~

z.j

Write the answers as


you would say them.

.IJJ,.
~i"

PITT, BRAD. Actor.


(b. Dec 18th, 1963)

--

AI

'

./

.J-!e. .~~. ~qr:~. ~~ !-?~.c.e.'!1.~~!". !.~*:. *:!9~.~e.*?~ .~~, .

When was Brad Pitt born?

.'!~~~t~.e.'! .~~>rtY:-.t.~r:~~:
2

When were you born?

At what time and in which part of


the day (morning, afternoon,
evening, night) were you born?

What's tomorrow's date?

What was yesterday's date?

What is next year?

8 ; Complete the questions and answers.

%oitalio/I
!~~.~. ._...._
..
Come to my 18th birthday party!
Day
Dale
Time
Place

. f~J.~.~

__ _.

. ~.~~..~'p_ _

..

.?: ~.QJ?:.~.: . ::. ~~.~.~ ! 9. ~~...


The Beach Club

Bring a friend!
Love
Karen

-- -

Is Karen's party on Saturday?

Is it on 1st September?

Is it a special birthday?

..";J~:. ~~'~. ~~ F.~~~e:t:


Yes,

. .......... ................... ........ .

. ... ..... .. ..... . .... ... ............. ...... ............. . ... .......... . ... ...... ?
And

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 5

At 7.30.

? At midnight.

9a Write the names of the seasons. Then write the name of one month in
each season.
Season

Month

winter

91i Which is your favourite season?

Why?

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.
Words
1

Expressions
1

2
3

.
.

4
5
6
7
8
9
10

.
..
..
.
.
.
.

..

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 5

37

Life at home

Translate the words and phrases.

Before scho!!!..
1get up at (7 o'clock) .

I have a shower / both.

I have 0 wash .

I brush my teeth.

I get dressed.

I lis1en to the radio.

I pack my bog.

I leave home at (8.30 a.m.).

I wolk to school.

I cycle to school.

I get 0 lift to school.

I get the bus to school .

After school
I get home.
I do my homework.
I watch Tv.
take the dog for a walk.
ploy football.
ploy computer games.
play the guitar.
point.
make things .
read.
phone my friends.
check my e-mail.
send e-mails.
surf the net.
go skateboarding.
go out with friends.
I go to bed .
I stay up lote,

Adverbsand phrasesof frequency


never

not very often

every doy
once/twice 0 week
every week
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

sometimes

.
..
,.

often

usually

o lot
most evenings
more than once a week

always

.
.
.

Jobs around the house


tidy my room.

clean the bathroom.

do the vacuuming.

do the washing-up.

do the shopping .

do odd jobs.

make my bed.

load the dishwasher.

empty the dishwasher.

put the pots away.

put the rubbish out.

loy the table .

feed the cot.

don't do anything.

Pets

Meals at school and 01 home

cot

, have breakfast.

kitten

I have a snack.

dog

I have lunch .

puppy

I have teo.

parrot

I have dinner.

canary

I have supper.

rabbit
hamster

gumea pig

goldfish

See page 86 for the British / American word list.

What time do you get up?

What do you do to help around the house?

How often do you listen to the radio?

What do you like doing after school?

I always have dinner at half post seven.

I usually walk to school.

I'm never late.

I like taking the dog for a walk .

I don't mind doing the washing-up.

I hate tidying my room.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

39

I n the morning ...


1 1 Complete the sentences using the verbs in the box.

I brush
1
2

3
4

pack

get

have

leave

I !~9.v.~ ....... .. home.


I ... ... ...... ' "
up.
I .... .......... . my teeth.
I ............... breakfast.

S
6
7

.4' . . . . . . . ......

r' . . . . . . . . .. . . . .

I ... ..... .......


I .. ..... ...... ....

dressed .

my bag for school.

a wash /

a shower.

2 1Write the activities in exercise 1 in the order you usually do them. Say
what time you do them.
1 .~ Sift. '!P. ~~ .~ ..~?:
2

.
.

:3 0! Complete sentences 1 to 8 using the words in


the boxes. Add times where necessary.
breakfast
listen to
always
pock

a shower
have
never
leave

get up
the bus
a lift
get

dressed
usually
the train
cycle

sometimes
watch
walk
~

'"

-=

~"

1
2
3
4
S
6
7
B

at about

a.m.

before breakfast.

in the kitchen.

the radio in the morning .

TY.

my school bag after breakfast.

home at
o.m ,

to school.

How well do you know your best friend?

Write eight similar sentences about your best friend. Then ask him / her to

check if you were right.

.1-!~.~~~~. ~~.~~~/r. ~.~~~ .~I? ~t. '!?~~:? '!'.tJ.1; ................................................ . ...

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

In the afternoon and evening ...


4

Tick the box which is correct for you.


always
1

I watch TV

I listen to music.

I play computer games.

I send e-mails.

I go for a long walk.

I do my homework.

I make dinner.

usually

often

sometimes

never

Read about Zoe's afternoons and evenings. Then write about what you do
after school.
8 o'clock. Then I have dinner. After that,
I watch TV or play computer games .
I often phone my friends. I never go to
bed before 9.30. I always read in bed.

When I get home from school , I always


have a snack. I sometimes go out and
play volleyball with my friends. I usually
do my homework from about 6 o'clock to

6
Find ten pets in the wordsearch. Then write them under the clues.
r-o.

E G a L D F I

5 H

L A

G K X

Y N

P U P

P Y

It's furry. It's got green eyes. The sound it


makes is 'miaou'.

B 5

It's the same as 4, but it's very young.

It's light brown and it likes running in the


wheel in its cage. It's about 10 cm long.

It's usually friendly. The sound it makes


is 'woof woof'.

It's the same as 7, but it's very young.

It lives in water and it's gold and yellow.

E D G H L C

T E N V

P ........
G R A B B I

N M
T

It's black, wh ite and brown and it's


small.

fJ.~~~~. f?!!l

It's red, blue and yellow and it talks.

A M

E T
a A c A N A R Y E
L P A R R 0 T B R
I

It's small and yellow and it sings.

.
10 It's got long ears, and it likes lettuce.

Boost

Your Vocabulary

1 Unit 6

41

Circle a, b, or c.

SURVEY

How often do you


help around the house?
a) most days

b) once or twice a week

c) never

b) once a week

c) never

b) two or three evenings a week

c) n01 very often

b) not very often

c) never

b) every day

c) never

tidy your room?


0) more than once a week

go out with friends?

a) a lot
stay up after midnight?

0) most nights
play a sport?

0) two or three times a week

paint, make something, play on instrument or do something creative?


a) every doy

b) sometimes

c) never

Write a profile of yourself using your answers to exercise 7.


Add more information or a comment to every answer.

!.~~!f. ?~?~'!~ . !~~. ~~~~~. ~~~.~ .?:' .~"'!.~~~.? .~::~~'


.t~':'.r~ .~~ ~~:~.C:~~~~}. ! .~~P.!r..~~~ .~~.~~ ~~.~ ~.~ .~':.~. P.~~. T.~~. P.? .~~ .~~?Y.-

I never tidy my'room.


....
..... .. ........ . ....... .... ... .. .... ..... . .... ..... ... .... ......... ............ ....... ..... ..... . . ......... ..... . ... ......

!~?'!!'!:.~?~~ .~. ~.~~~ .t.~~r.i.~~. ~y. .C?~ ~~

8b' Now find out what sort of person you are!


Analysis
1

2
3

4
S
6

0)3
oj 3
0) 2
0)0
a) 2
0) 3

Score

b) 3

c) 0
c) 0
c) 1

bJ 3
b) 3

cJ2
c) 0

b) 2

c) 0

bJ 2
b) 2

16 to 18
6 to 15
1 to 5

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

You're too good to be true! Relax!


You're just right. You aren't perfect, but who
wants to be perfect? You enjoy yourself and
you're good with other people.
Come onl You ca n't be untidy, lazy and
unfriendly. Be more positive about yourself!

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.
Words
1

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

10

..

Expressions
1

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

f43l

Circle a, b, or c.

SURVEY

How often do you ...


help around the house?

0) most days

b) once or twice a week

c) never

b) once a week

c) never

tidy your room?

0) mo re than once a week


go out with friends?

0) a lot

b) two or three evenings

week

c) not very often

stay up after midnight?

0) most nights

b) not very often

c) never

b) every day

c) never

play a sport?

0) two or three times a week

paint, make something, play an instrument or do something creative?

0) every day

b) sometimes

c) never

Write a profile of yourself using your answers to exercise 7.


Add more information or a comment to every answer.

I......
help
around.....
the.......
house
once. .....
or........
twice.......
a week.
............
. .... ........
. ... . .......... ... .. .... ...... .......... ...... ... . ........
(Extra ....
information)
I empty
the dishwasher
put ..the
pots..away.
.......
........ .. .....
..... ................
... ... ......and
.........
. .........
... ... ....... ... .................

!:.'!~~~.~. !~~y' .~r. :.~?~:

(Comment) .I.......
hate... tidying
room!
................
..........my
......
......... ............ ........... . .................... ..... .....
~~

~~

1 8b~ Now find out what sort of person you are!

Analysis
1

0) 3
0) 3

2
3

0)2

4
S
6

0) 0
0) 2
0) 3

Score

b)
b)
b)
b)
b)
b)

2
2

3
3
3
2

c) 0
c) 0
c) 1
c) 2
c) 0
c) 0

16 to 18

You're too good to be true! Relax!

6 to 15

You're just right. You aren't perfect, but who


wants to be perfect? You enjoy yourself and
you're good with other people.

1 to 5

Come on ! You can't be untidy, lazy and


unfriendly. Be more positive about yourself!

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 6

Wr ite ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.
Words
1
2

.
.

Expressions
1

..

5
6

.
.

10

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 6

(43l

School

Translate the words and phrases.

Exams

Main school subjects in UK schools


Art
Art and Design
Cit izenship
Design and
Technology (D & T)
Dra ma
Eng lish Language
English Literature
Geography
Histo ry
Home Economics
Information
Technology (IT)
Maths
Modern Languages
(e.g. French,
German, Spanish )
Mus ic
Personal, Social
and Health
Education (PSHE I
Physical Education (PEJ
Rel ig ious Studies (RSJ
Science (Physics,
Bio logy, Chemistry)

.
.
.
.
..
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
.
.
.

People
teacher
head teache r
deputy head
head of department
secretary
caretaker
cleaner
pupil
student
Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.

end-of-term exams
tests
ma rks
results

Non-lesson time
reg istra tio n
assemb ly
break
lunchtime
detentio n

After-school activities and clubs


In addition to subjects on the timetable,
most secondary schools in Britain offer a
variety of things to do after school.
arts and crafts
ba sketball
chess
cho ir
dance
drama
film
football
ho mework
IT
jazz band
orchestra
photography
pottery
rugby
self-defence

swrrnrnrnq
tennis
volleyba ll

.
.
.
.

School rooms and places


classroom

canteen

computer room

hall

art room

gym

music room

changing rooms

laboratory

football pitch

lib ra ry

playground

cafeteria

staff room

Lessons are fifty minutes long.

My favourite subject is English .

I'm good at History.

I'm no good at Art.

I'm interested in photography.

We have double Art on Wednesdays.

I'm in the football team .

I do pottery after school on Thursdays.

I go to orchestra practice on Mondays.

I stay late on Fridays because I do drama.

See pages 86 - 87 for the British / American word list.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

45

Look at Jack's timetable and answer


the questions.
1 What do these abbreviations

stand for?

.~.C!!~~.'!l.~~i~

Moths

JACK MOSELY
---_....-..... _.......'.'_............... -..... -..---

Man Tues Wed Thurs

Fri

PE

Assembly

8.20

RS

D & T

am

Registration

PSHE

8.40

2 Find words which describe the

following times :

am

~~"
~

'"

~<v

o "-

~<v

~,(,

~-s

0) when everybody in the school is


in the school hall

~~~IJ!~!y.
b) when the teacher checks thot all
students are ot school

c) when the students stop work for


twenty minutes
d) when the students have

meal

9.45

am

(,IU

' IU~

e,c)

.~

<v~0)

pm

(,IU

'IU~

()

"

3 Which language does Jack study, in


addition to English?

12.10

~('

(,IU

.qJ:l

'?0

Break

am

am

~~
~

~"

10.45

11.05

~(>

0(\

;("

t:.1l)

~e,

~(>

~<v

~0

t'

~
~qJl

,<oll)

.~

<v~0)

'"

o "-

Write your school timetable in English.

!J

What are the differences between


your timetable and Jack's?

1.10

Lunchtime

2.05

Registration

pm

We don't do (school subjects)


But we do (other school ~ ubjects)

pm

We don't have (registration, assembly)

2.20
But we have

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

pm

0<:\

~r::.

.~

~~" <v~0)
~

~,

#"'

~~" (j'~~
~

Label the plan of Jack's school. The words you need are in the box, but the
letters are jumbled.
far orom
abrolaytor
ymg

frempuco moor
efrecetie
granyploud

sicum omor
fatsf moro

rarbily

lolh

1
hall

Draw a plan of part of your school and label it.


Add the names of the head teacher, the deputy
head, the school secretary and the head of the
English department.

St Luke's School
Mobl'rl.~o

Head teacher

Mrs Diane

Deputy bead
School secreta ry
Head of English

Mr James Richardson
Miss Ann Bennett

Ms Fiona Hartley

800st Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

47

Read the information about schools in England. Then make a chart for the
subjects you study between the ages of five and sixteen. Describe the tests
you have to toke.

Subiects pupils have to study

= c:=J

PRIMARY SCHOOL

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Key Stage 1
Ages 5-7

Key Stage 3
Ages 11-14

Key Stage 2
Ages 7-11

Key Stage 4
Ages 14-16

English
Mathematics
Science
Physical education
Design and
technology
Information
technology
A modern foreign
language
History
Geog raphy
Music
Art
Citizenship
.-

Schools organize their own timetables, and can decide what other subjects.to
teach their pupils .

National tests and examinations pupils have to take


There are national tests for 7-, 11- and 14-year-olds in English and Mathematics.
Pupils aged 11 and 14 also have tests in Science. Most 16-year-olds take the
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) exam in several subjects
(usually between five and ten).

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

Put these after-school activities and clubs into groups. Tick (w") the ones you
do and double tick (.I w") the ones you'd like to do.
arts and crafts
basketball
chess club
choir
computer club
football
French film club
jazz band
orchestra
photography club
pottery
salsa club
Spanish club
swrrnrnmq
tennis
volleyball

sports and games

music and dance

basketball

choir

CLUBS AND
ACTIVITIES

practical and
creative skills

languages

arts and crafts

French film club

Complete Joanne's account of her school.

-----------------

I go to Chadworth School. It's a


s ~ oS.2 ~ ~..E..!'..1 1 school with 950
students aged eleven to eighteen. It's a
mixed school , but boys and girls have
separate 1
z. The teachers say
we get better exam r
3 that
way.
My favourite subjects are French and
Spanish. I love I
4 . And rm

really interested in the cinema, so I go to


f
5 club every Thursday.
Tm from a large family and we live in a
small flat. It's difficult to concentrate on
your work there. so I sometimes go to
h
6 club after school. rm not
very sporty, but we've got a great pool at
the school so I go to s
7 club
on Saturdays.

Write ten words and five expressions yo u are going to memorize.

Words

Expressions

1
2
3

.
.
.

5
6
7
8
9

.
.
..

10

..

.
.
.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 7

Sport

Translate the words and phrases.

Person

Sport/Activity

Play

I play football

football

footballer

American football

footballer

badminton

badminton player

baseball

baseball player

basketball

basketball player

cricket

cricketer

golf

golfer

..

hockey player

ice hockey

hockey playe r

rugby

rugby player

squash

squash player

table tennis (ping pong)

table tenn is player

tennis

tennis player

field hockey

Do

I do gymnastics

gymnastics

gymnast

athletics

athlete

aerobics

'I do aerobics'

yoga

'1do yoga'

weightlifting

weightlifter

Go

I go canoeing

canoeing

canoeist

rock climbing

rock climber

motor racing

racing driver

Go

I go riding or I ride

riding

rider

cycling

cyclist

running

runner

sailing

sailor

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Sport/Activity

Person

(Go)
skiing

skier

surfing

surfer

swrrnrrunq

windsurfing

swimmer

windsurfer

ice skating

ice skater

fishing

'I fish'l'l go fishing'

I box

boxing

boxer

diving

diver

scuba diving
rowing

scuba diver

rower

Sports events

Winning and losing

game

gold medal

match

silver medal

competition

bronze medal

championship

cup

tournament

to come first / last

the Olympics
the World Cup

to be the wi nner /
loser

the Cup Final

to be the runner-up

I'm quite a good swimmer.

I'd like to go skiing.

I'm quite sporty.

I'd like to try windsurfing.

I'm not very fit.

Bring your swimming gear.

I'm not very good 01 diving.

Which football team do you support?

I can swim but I can't dive.

I'm an Arsenal fan.

I'm not very keen on sport.

They lost the match by fwo goals to one.

I like watching motor racing.

She won a gold medal.

For sports clothes, see Fashion, page 64. See page 87 for the British / American word list.

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 8

rs'l

Complete the words.


c gna~ ing

b a II

fa

s _r _lng
f

is

swim _ ing

w _n _su _f ing
Amer i __ n _ o __ ball

sq _a s _

s _ub _ d _v _ng

sa _ ling

b s
bas

r_ 9 b_

ba l l
tball

cr i

to

kef

Ie

ten

IS

Put the words in exercise 1 into groups.

sports which you play


with a ball only

watersports

~~!".~~!'!~

sports which you


play with a racket
and a ball

sports which you plar


with a bat and a bal

3 1 Name the sports and say who does them.

10

1
2
3

Sport
athletics

Person
athlete

4
5
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Sport
6

7
8
9

10

Person

Answer the questions.

F:rO"1N'

spor-ty are yO"?

Answer these questions to find out.

e
e

Can you swim?

Can you run ten


kilometres?

.............. .....

Can you name three


people who are well
known in three sports?

Can you dive?

O, Can you ice skate?

e
A
V

W hich sports do you


like doing?

W hich sports do you


watch on TV?
.
. ... . . . . .. .. . . . ... .

W hich sports do you


think are really boring?

W hich sports would


you like to try?

W hich sports do people


in your family do?
. .. ..... ........ .. .. .. ..... .

.................................................................................................................
.
Sa Read the interviews. Then cover them and answer the questions.
Journalist
Hannah
Journalist
Hannah
Journalist
Hannah
Journalist
David
Journalist
David
Journalist
David
1
2
3
4

Hannah, you're quite sporty, aren't you?

Yes, I suppose I am . I go swimming twice a week. And I do

a donee closs when I've got time.


Do you ploy any boll games?
Yes, I ploy football every Saturday. We won lost Saturday's game 3-0!
Well donel Are there any sports you'd like to try?
Yes, I'd like to try windsurfing.
Are you sporty, David?

Well , not really. I quite enjoy swimming, but that 's about all.

Do you like watching sport?

Yes, I like watch ing motor racing on TV. And I went to Monzo in Northern

Italy lost year. It was really exciting.

Are there any sports you'd like to try?

I'd like to try scuba diving.

Are Hannah and David both good at sports?


What does David think of motor racing?
What did Hannah do last Saturday?
Which waters ports would Hannah and David like to try?

..
..
..
..

Now write an interview between the journalist and you.


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6 i Answer the clues to complete the sports crossword.


Across
1
7

8
11
12

Who's your favourite tennis. .. ? (6)


I'd like . . . try bungee jumping (2)
It's a sport in which people fight
each othe r. (6)
She's . . . excellent athlete. (2)
I usually go swimming . . .
Tuesdays. (2)

13

You play it with a bot like this


and a ba ll like this. (8)

14

There are two types of this sport.


One type is played on ice. (6)
Do you ... gymnastics at school?

17

<S)

(2)
19

20
23

26

I don't like diving . The water gets


up my .. . ! (4)
Another name for ping pong :
table .. . (6)
and 24 You do this sport on frozen
water. You don't need a stick. (3, 7)
Surfing is more fun when the . . .
is shining. (3)

27

30
32
33

34

10

You can ploy this ball


game on the beach . (1 0)

15

Let's .. .swimming! (2)


Come with us. ... 're going fishing. (2)
Manchester United and Chelsea are
famous football .. . (5)
You need a horse for this sport. (6)

16

Down'
2
3
4
5

Wh ich sports are you good .. . ? (2)


Paul, can . . . dive? (3)
You play it with a boll like this.
(5)
Sorry, William isn't here.
He's . .. fishing . (4)
I've got tickets for the Cup . . . (5)

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I.

You score baskets in this game. (1 0)


The top Olympic medal. (4)
Running, high jump, long jump, etc. (9)
You need one of
these for this sport.

(8)

Do you think rock climbing is difficult


or . . . ?(4)
18 I'm not very keen ... sport. (2)
21 Fishing is a quiet activity; motor racing
is ... (5)
22 You need a boat for this sport. (7)
24 It's white, and you need if for skiing . (4J
25 I can't go swimming. I haven't got my .. .
(= swimming costume, towel, goggles) (4)
28 To swim well, you need strong arms
and .. . (4)
29 Do you ... go cycling at weekends? (4)
31 We scored three goals and the other team
scored two. We won by . . . goal. (3)

Read this profile of Dennis Bergkamp. Then write a profile of a sports star.

Name
Nickname

Sport
Team
Did you know?

Recent
achievements

Dennis Bergkamp
'The non-flying Dutchman'
Football
Arsenal
He speaks four languages.
He won't fly anywhere. That's why his
nickname is 'The non-flying
Dutchman'.
He played in the Dutch team
in Euro 2000. They reached
the semi-finals.

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Words

Expressions

1
2

.
.

1 ........... ................................................ .........................

3
4
5

.
.
.

9
10

.
.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 8

S5

Test yourself 2 (Units 5 to 8)


Mymark: _ _

How much can you remember?

60
1 I Complete the expressions with in, on or at.
in .. t he mornmg
.
.....
night
.. .. .. . the weekend
.. .. .. . the summer

O
1

2
3

Tuesday

2001

July 4th
(6 marks)

2 1 In the correct order, write .


1 the paris of the day

!T!~:~;!".2

2 the seasons

~p.".Zn!l

.
.

3 the dates of the first four days of a month f!r:~t

..
(9 marks)

3 1 Write sentences for these pictures describing Amy's day.

~~~. ~~!~. ~P. r:.~ ~~'-:~':. ?:~~~~~"

.
4

2 I

:;::7,;-....

(5 marks)

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself 2

Complete these sentences about life at home. Think of phrases to do with:


what you do before school
what you do after school

meals
jobs around the house

I usually have ~. ~h'!IY.~r: . ~~ft?r:~. p.r:~!1~t;


1 I hove
2 I get
3 I go

I sometimes do
5 I often make

.
.
.
.
.

(10 marks: 2 marks for each sentence)

5 Write the names of three ...


school subjects:

~~9r:~phy.

school rooms or areas:

!~~~r:~t!'.'Y.

people who work at school: caretaker

non-lesson times:

detention

after-school activities:

p.c?'t"t~!'Y. . . .. . ... . . .. . ... . . . .. . . .

meals:

~U.P.P!!.r:

pets:

.c.q'J~rY.

sports people play:

9.0/~

activities people do:

Y'O.9f!..... ... .... ... ... ... . . ........ .............. ... .. ... .. . ..

10 people who do sports :

9.o.~~~r:

.
(30 marks)

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself 2

57

Free time

Translate the words and phrases.


Activities

go shopping
go rollerblading
go skateboarding
go clubbing
go to a football match
go to 0 friend's house
go to a disco
go to a concert
go to a party
go to the beach
go 10 the cinemo
go to the theatre
go to the pork
go to the (swimming)
pool
go to see a film
go to see a bond
go out with friends
go out with a boyfriend
/ girlfriend
go out for a meal
go out dancing
play on the computer
play computer games
ploy in the street
play the piano
have a party
listen to music
read magazines
read a book
coiled stomps / coins /
phone cards
relax
stoy over at 0 friend's
house
surf the net
wotch lV
wotch 0 video
See Sport on pages 50 - 51 for more odivitjes.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 9

Talking about post


activities
Whot did you do last weekend?

I went to the cinema with my


boyfriend.

We sow Stor Wors.

I played basketball with my


friends.

I went to a football motch.

We hod a party. It was great.

I didn't do anything.

I stoyed ot home ond watched

TV

Music

Musical instruments

classical music
dance music
folk
heavy metal
hip hop

cello
clarinet
double bass
drums
flute
guitar
keyboards
organ
plano
recorder
saxophone
tambourine
trumpet
violin

[ozz

latin music
pop music
rap
reggae
R'n' B
(rhythm and blues)
rock
salsa
techno
What kind of music do you like?

It's got a good beat.

It's good to dance to.

It makes you feel good .

It's very dramatic.

It's relaxing.

It's good to listen to when you're working.

I don't know why I like their new single. I

just do!
What do you do in your free time?
I sometimes go to the cinema.
I enjoy going to the cinema.
I don't do much after school.
I love the internet and e-mail.
I go to drama school on Saturdays.

See page 38 for adverbs and phrases of frequency. See page 87 for the British / American word list.

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59

1 What do you do in your free time? Write sentences using the words and
phrases below.

go
go to
listen to
play
go out
read
surf
watch

shopping
soaps on 1V
concerts

a football match
the guitar (piano, etc.)
dancing

1
2
3
4
5

1. .s.'?1Jl.~t!1Jl.~ .9~. !~. ~C?'!~~r.~~'"

the net
conce rts

a friend's house

parties

for a meal

magazines

music

with friends

10

2 1 Complete the sentences. Remember to use like + -ing.

e-

... ...

In my free time I really like ...

In my free time I quite like ...

\iJ
......@
.......

2
3

In my free time I don't like ...

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 9

)1

You have just received a letter from a new penfriend. Complete the letter
with Jess's free time activities.

HI.'I

:B

You asked me what I do in my free time. Well, I thought I'd send you a puzzle,

to see if you con work it out!

. th e wee.
ksome
I t 'rmes
Durlng

If I haven't got a lot of homework. I

' or

Some friends ond lore in a bond. I

If

Of course, if rm tired, I just

~1

00 ............
to the pool
..il...

Ja;

.
,

I really enjoy

' I really like

aft er sc h00 I.

tr
H:

or

&

"( 0' S
d
I
- .
n atur ays,
--:
morning and then in the afternoon we sometimes

,:,:

I: .
Wit

'

h'f' ds t h
rren Sin t e

l ~~~
!It~

11

Oh, and I almost forgot! I

Bye for now

Write a reply to Jess.


Boost Your Voc.abulary 1 Unit 9

61

Write the names of the instruments in groups to help you remember them.

~ [2J~[lJ~ [2][I]~~~
piano

~.rfl~r:

6 1 Write sentences about Julie and Andy's week using the past tense verbs in the box.
watche d

played

had

~ ......
~y story '1

Monday

--

,,~,t"

--.N

w"

<\J-1
',\

breo.d, lTIilk,
1 -

~L

MAYO., OF THE VA}'

N V vs RO.\fANIA.
prn BBCI
7ENGL....

--.

s-.

it

Q'

U1:a

a ~

fALeT

K~

oress

cOffee, eggs,
AndY'
. I'st
tOtnotoes, rice
Here'S the shoPping tm
I
.
Sorry, t can't help,
pJl1)'if19 volleyball.
-.J
/...oveJvlie ____
~

........... ....... ..................... : I

. Friday

I
Wednesday

OR

,,7 $"'''''
.00I""7 .~

at
7..3PIl1

000<S ope"""

pgl1o"""

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 9

. ~lditJ and Anet9


Inlrite 90lf to ((partp

$hfl"f:i49 15th Jl,


W1ut

Circle

saw

Thursday

q'! .C?J:l~qy'~ .~~~Y. ~~~.~ 1'9..~~~. ~!f]~.l1)f7:

Tuesday

went

7 Write five sentences about things you did last week. Say when you did them.
The verbs in exercise 6 may help you .

.:t..~~~~ .~~?:.~. ~~~:. t~. ~.I?~r:x:

.~~~ .~ i~~ t~ .~ ."'!?~~~~.~.~ .~~!~y: .9.~?~ P.~~~:'CJ!!l.rr:.~ .~~ . !Y .

8d Who are your top three composers / musicians / bands of all time?

Composer / Musician / Band

Type of music

1
2

8b What's your favourite single at the moment? Say why you like it.
My favourite single at the moment is

I like it because

Read about Tamara. Then write a similar profile of yourself.


On Saturdays. I get up at about ten o'clock,

There isn't much to do where

r live. because

I go shopping with my mum. I see my friends in

it' s very quiet . not in the city centre. Td like to

the afternoon and in the evening I surf the net

live in London. Td like to be r ight in the middle

or just relax . I listen to a lot of Latin music.

of th ings, with lots of things to do.

I love salsa . I sometimes go to the cinema or go


ice skating with my friends.

__ ~ ...
10
_ Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Expressions

Words
1

..

2
3

.
..

..

5
6
7
8
9

..
..
..
..
.

10

3
4

..

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 9

f63l

Fashion
Translate the words and phrases.

Colours
black
blue
brown
cream
gold
green
grey
orange
pink

purple
red
silver
white
yellow

Shades
light (blue)
dark (blue)

.
.

Clothes and footwear


~

fleece

<)

~~ gl~~~~ " "" ' "


: : \ .,
~
~

baseball cap

~ ~~~.~~~

football shirt

!iJ ie~.n~..... .. .. ...

shorts

fi$J

socks

~ t~~~k~~i; '

~.~~.t~. . . . .. . . .. ..

scarf
football boots

.,.
.
~

top

cardigan

II

bra

.
.

PI

.... ... .. . .... .....

U
~

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 10

T-shirt

. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .

\ ) vest

hot
lumper

leggings
leotard

~t sandals

~
, o

dress

boots

~ i;~~;~;;.: ::::::

blouse

tights

sweatshirt

~~ c o at

skirt

swimming trunks

shirt

..

v-~ shoes

!b'l

swimming costume

trainers

. . . . . . .. .. .... . . . . .

knickers

Parts of clothes

I[J I

sleeve

pocket

button

collar

zip

Style
long
short
big
small
baggy
tight

cropped
long-sleeved
short-sleeved
sleeveless
knee-length
ankle-length

(Clothes) What size are you?


(Shoesl What size do you take?
Do you like this one?
Do you like these?
Can I try it on?
Have you got it in another colour?
How much is it?
Does it suit me?
If suits you .
It looks good on you.
You look nice.
It's a pretty dress.
It's too small.
It doesn't fit.
They're really fashionable at the moment.
They're really in at the moment.
I like that jacket. It's cool.
What are you going to wear?
I'm going to wear ...
What did you wear?
I wore ...

See page 87 for the British / American word list.


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65

Complete the colours. Then think of an object to associate them with.


blu e
sil v er
bloc
go_d

1
2

3
4

5
6

.'!lY. .~~~~.j~~

.q.sJl'f~.r. .rJr'9.

oron
e
7
pi_k
8
9
pu_ple
10 r d
11 w ite
12 yello

gre~n

9 re_

2 1 There are eighteen items of clothing or footwear in the wordsearch. Some


are more than one word. Circle them.

I( B

p)

Use the adjectives in the box to describe these articles of clothing.


baggy
lo ng

knee-length
long-sleeved

sleeveless
shorf-sleeved

2
3

6
7

4
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 10

short

Group all the words in the wordsearch on page 66 under the headings in
the chart and tick (..r) the correct columns. Use each word once only.
women

men

~/

sports
clothing

underwear

clothes worn on the


whole body

worn on
the head

I';'

./

./

)f;;9.t.9.r:.c!.....................

.... ............. ... ... ............... .................. . . ..... . . . . .... .


~

.. .

.o

.o,.

",

. .............. ... ....... .... ... .... . r

0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

. . . . . . . . . ..

.......................................................... .

f:r

baseball cap
....................................

1-

,~

t~ j'''~

clothes worn on the


top half of the body

./

~l
I'I ' ~

; .....1

..
j.

l:

~
.,..~

J:'~\~:~.

-itl ~\l'

./

./

./

........... ..... .............. ............................


.................. ....................... .................
.... ............................. .........................
.............. ............................... ........... ...
....... ...... ............................ .... .....
~

.~

~.~

.......................................................
..

~.

..................................................

.................................... ....

~.~

.... ...
~.~

........................ ...... ........ ........ ... ......... .....


r ... .

. .. . . . . . . .

. .

. .. .

... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

..

............................... ..........................

-~-*7

clothes worn on the


bottom half of the
body and footwear

.$.I$ir:.t.....,.........,.........

--

"T

~.

'1

.-

./

~..:..,

;~

r~, 1-

.,

"'"

........ . ..... .........................................


~

... ............ .......... ..... ............................. ....


.............. ........... ........... .. .... . .
~

.......... .......... . ............... ....

~.

~.

........ .......

..... ............

r~

..................................... .................
~

.................................................... ....
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 10

J67l

5 I Write the letters in the correct speech bubbles.


I'd like to try this dress on ...

d How is it?

9 ... it really suits you.

b Do you like these boots?

e And some purple boots.

h They look fantastic .

c How do I look, boys?

By the way, whose party


are yoo going foP

..

".~

-r

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 10

I'll take .. .

What size are you?

6 Name two items of clothing


which have the following
parts. Try to put something
different each time.
7

1
2
3
4
5

. ~J:! {r:t........... ..

collar
sleeve
pocket
Zip
button

.... ..... ..........

.... .... .... .......

P'lp.~E; ............

..... .... ......... .


. ............... .. .
. ..................
................ ...

What are Tracy and Wayne going to wear tonight? You decide. Be as
imaginative as you like!

Write sentences to answer the fashion questionnaire.

]~5hiol1

".~.
..

Statclnel1t

1
2

What are you wearing now?


What do you like wearing?

What looks cool at the momentfor


boys? / for girls?

Which colours are


fashionable at the moment?

What would you wear to a party?

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

~;> --

Words
1
2

.
.
.

Expressions
1

3
4

..

5
6

.
.

7
8

.
.

..

..
.

9
10

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 10

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Food and drink

Basic food

Fruit

bread

apple

butter

apricot

cereal

banana

cheese

cherry

eggs

coconut

fish

grape

fruit

grapefruit

marganne

kiwi

meat

lemon

nuts

melon

oil

orange

pasta

peach

nee

pear

salt and pepper

pineapple

sugar

plum

vegetables

raspberry

vinegar

strawberry

yoghurt

Drinks
mineral water (still,

sparkling)

fruit juice (orange

juice, apple juice)

lemonade

milk

milkshake

cola

beer

wine (white wine,

red wine)

tea

coffee

hat chocolate

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit I I

Vegetables
auberg ine
bean
broccoli"
cabbage
carrot
cauli flowe r

celery"
courgette
cucumber
ga rlic

let1uce
mushroom
onion
pea
pepper
(red pepper, green pepper)
potato
(plural : potatoes)

.
.
.

spinach"
tomato
(plural: tomatoes)

Meat
bacon

beef

chicken

duck

hom

lomb

pork

sausage

turkey

Auberg ines, peppers and tomatoes


are types of fruit, but we use them ;n
vegetable dishes.
These nouns do not have plurals.

See page 87 for the British / American


word list.

Prepared food
biscuit

coke

chips

crrsps

curry

hamburger

hot dog

ice cream

lam

kebab
omelette
pancake
pizzo
salad
sandw ich
soup
toast
waffle

I' m thirsty.

I could do with a dr ink.

Can I have an orange juice, please?

I' ll have a lemonade.

I'm hungry.

I could do with someth ing to eat.

What would you like?

Do you fancy a sandwich?

What's your favourite dish?

What are the ingredients?

What's for pudding?

Boost Your Vocabulary' Unit I I

71

Solve the crossword.


Across

~4 s>
~

(4)

(8)
(4 )

2 I'm hungry,
Is there anything
to .. , ?
(3)

4 e~ (61

A late meal. (6)

5 ~(4)

11

(fjf;

(3)

12

~
~~~ (5)

8 ~

14

(5)

3 Have. , . fruit.(4)

(6)

10

12

11

13

(8)

~ (8)

15 An afternoon
mea l. Also a
drink.
(3)

10

~
",

(71

16 ~~

(6)

13

(4)

17 ... cream.

(3)

14

1:1

16
17

2 . Tick (v) A or B in th is quiz.

Which do you prefe r ...


1

Down'

~(4
)
':il, ,

with a meal?

A cola

or

B water

A pancakes

B fruit

B a banana

7 for lunch?

A sausages

after school?

A a kebab

at the cinema?

A crisps

or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or

10

to give you energy?

A sugar

or

z for pudding?
3

with fish?

A chips

for a snack?

A a hot dog

5 before bed?

A coffee

A bacon and eggs

for breakfast?

'/laM IDa no). ;1KI0p /laM '$V uo'#

B a salad
B an apple
B milk

B some yoghurt
B fish
B a sandwich

B nuts

sa aJOW '1S!1 8 allj wOJJ POOJ aJOW j Da OJ ..vi :sg UOilI sy ;;JOW ,!sA.11U'f

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 11

Label the ingredients for these dishes.

lamb

4
moussaka

3~
4

What's your favourite dish called? What are the ingredients?


Name of dish:
Ingredients:

Name Of~diS~b.~: ..;;;:;.,:~~~~


Fish and chips
Ingredients:
Fish
Chips

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 11

fi1

I Answer the questions from the Food Fads survey in T2 Magazine.


Look at the top five breakfasts according to a survey in T2 Magazine. Which do you
think was the most popular? Put them in order using numbers 1 to 5 (number 1 = the
most popular).

Survey: the top five breakfasts


bacon and eggs
cereal
fruit

toast / croissants
waffles

2 T2 Magazine asked British 7- to 16-year-olds about their favourite food . Put these four
kinds of food (taken from the ten favourites) in order using numbers 1 to 4 (number 1
= the most popular).

Survey: the top ten favourite


kinds of food in Britain

?~7

pasta
Chinese food
curry

pizza

If you asked 7- to 16-year-olds in your country for their top ten favourite
dishes, what do you think the answers would be?

Top ten favourite dishes in

1
2

3
4
5

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 11

..

10

Write your answers to the questionnaire.

Meals and meal times

Nicholas

breakfast
What time do you have breakfast?

I usually have breakfast at 8 o'clock.

What do you have for breakfast?

I have cereal, a yoghurt and apple juice.

lunch
What time do you have lunch?

12.30 p.m.

Where do you have lunch?

I have lunch at school.

. What. do you have .for..lunch?


..
~~~ ; ~~ ~ ~k

1"

What time do you have a snack?

4.30 p.m.

What do you eat?

When I get home from school, I have a biscuit, or some

bread.

............................................................................... _

f\

I have sandwiches, crisps, some fruit and a dr ink.

dinner
What time do you have dinner?
What do you have for dinner?

We have dinner at about 6 o'clock. I sometimes have pasta

1 with chicken or a pizza.

................................................................................_
favourites
What are your favourite dishes?

My favourite breakfast is scrambled ~9s on toast.

My favourite lunch is a cheese sandwich and a yoghurt.

................................................................................_

My favourite dinner is spaghetti bolognese.

dislikes
What food don't you like?

I hate cabbage and spinach.

Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Words
1
2

Expressions
1

.
.

5
6

.
.

8
9

..
.

10

Boost Your Vocabulorv 1 Unit 11

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Countries, nationalities and languages

Translate the words and phrases.

This unit only includes a selection of countries.


Use on atlas and a dictionary to find some more
countries and nationalities in each section,

Some countries and nationalities


Europe
Belgium / Belgian

..

Italy / Italian

Denmark / Danish

Norway /

Norwegian

England / English

"

France / French

Poland / Polish

Germany /
German

Portugal /
Portuguese

Greece / Greek

Scotland / Scottish

Holland / Dutch

Spain / Spanish

Hungary /
Hungarian

Sweden / Swedish

Ireland / Irish

Wales / Welsh

Switzerland / Swiss

The Netherlands

The United
Kingdom (The UK)

Scandinavia

Europe / Asia
Turkey / Turkish

Russia / Russian

Middle East and Asia


China / Chinese
Indio / Indian

..
.

Malaysia /
Malaysian

Indonesia /
Indones ian

Pakistan /
Pakistani

Iran / Iranian

Saudi Arabia /
Saudi Arabian

Iraq / Iraqi
Israel/Israeli

Thailand / Thai

Japan / Japanese

North America

Central America

Canada /
Canadian

Mexico / Mexican

The United States of


America (The USA)
/ American
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 12

Nicaragua /
Nicaraguan

South America
Argentina /
Argentinian

Peru / Peruvian

Bolivia / Bolivian

Uruguay /
Uruguayan

Brazil/Brazilian

Venezuela /
Venezuelan

Chile / Chilean
Columbia /
Columbian

Africa
Algeria / Algerian

Nigeria / Nigerian

Egypt / Egyptian

Ethiopia / Ethiopian

South Africa /
South African

Libya / Libyan
Morocco / Moroccan
Mozambique /
Mozambican

..

Sudan / Sudanese

Tunisia / Tunisian
Zimbabwe /
Zimbabwean

Australasia
Australia /
Australian

New Zealand /
New Zealander

The twelve most widely spoken languages


Chinese

English

Spanish

Hindi

Russian

Arabic

Portuguese

Japanese

German

French

Italian

Korean

I'm American. I'm from Los Angeles .

I speak English and Spanish.

Which languages do you speak?

I speak Spanish and a bit of French.

She's fluent in Spanish and she

can get by in French.


I'd like to go to Peru.
Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 12

1 I Write the names of the countries and the nationalities.

b
.'r

Nationality

Country

f'!9./~,!~

ffJ!1I!~h

.
.

2
3

.
.

.
.

1o

.
.
.
.

7
8
9
10

.
.
.
.

Boost Your Vocabulary I Unit 12

Put the nationalities in exercise 1 into groups according to their spelling.

-an / -ian
Italian

abc

-ish

...... ~~~~~~~

-ese

Other

Portuguese

Welsh

l2b Add the nationalities for these countries to exercise 2a.


Argentina
Denmark
Poland

Canada
Hungary
Sweden

Chino
Mexico
Switzerland

Chile
Japan
Turkey

Complete the languages.


1 J .a.P.Q!1~f;... .
2 I. ...... . . .. .. .
3 G
4 P..... ........
5 S

6 E... . . . .......
4

Brazil
Holland
Sudan

is spoken
is spoken
is spoken
is spoken
is spoken
is spoken

in
in
in
in
in
in

Japan.
Italy.

Germany.
Poland.

Spain.
New Zealand.

Where are these languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French


and Arabic?
Choose from the countries in the box.
Australia
Chile
Iraq
1
2
3
4
5

English is spoken in ~'!~.t.r.c!~il!


Portuguese is spoken in
Spanish is spoken in
French is spoken 'in
Arabic is spoken in

South Africa
Brazil
Saudi Arabia

France
Spain
Argentino

Canada
Portugal
Egypt

and
and
,
and
I

and

and

..
.
.
.
.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 12

79

Read Ben's answers to the questionnaire, then write your own answers.

1 In which country were you born?


Ben:

.f ng!l!'!.'!

Which countries have you visited?


Ben. ..Spain
. .. . . . ..and
. . .. France
. . . . .. .... .. . . ... .. .. .. . . .. .

You:

You:

2 In which country do you live now?

6 Which countries would you like to visit?

Ben: . f,n.9!9!!cf.

Ben: . . r~ H~~ .~l?g.o. .~~. the ~~~" """ "

You:

You:

3 What nationality are you?

7 Which languages do you speak .,


a) well? b) quite well?

Ben: . ~'!9H~~

a)

You:

4 Have you got any relatives or friends whose


nationality is different from yours? Say
who they are
where they live
what their nationality is
which languages they speak
Ben: My grandmother lives in England. She's
Spanish. She speaks Spanish and English.
My cousins live in Spain. They're Spanish.
They speak Spanish and a bit of English.
My best friend at school is called Narain.
He's English. His parents are from India.
Narain speaks English and Hindi.

You:

Ben: . .~'}gJi~~

J'!f. .c.'!':'!'.~i!!r.

b)

Ben: ?panish
. ...... ... ......... ....... ..... ..

You'. . ........ .. . ..... .. . . ....... . . . . . . ...

In how many languages can you say


hello? List the languages. and give the
words tor hello.

.....~p.'!'}f~~ . ... .

!':!'!.'~

..... F.r:!!:f)Fh... .. ...E!p.f)jP.l!r:!

9 Which languages are these?


They all mean thank you.

Tesekkiir ede6m

~ap~
-

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4Spt.ln.J. :W!Japa J!!lpIaSa.1 lIUJ!): f!)1.DldnXQ3

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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Unit 12

You:

6 Answer the quiz questions.

QUIZ
..... .'

ru-l~ [~-~ ~----:-) ~T1IT--'-i"""-} r'-~~""2 ....-;:r-.,-(G~~0'---=~{


~J.. ... ~_""",J

L.JI_~_1l...t-j

_ ~_

J_,,-

....

_.

....-I~_'-l.:

With which countries do you


0 associate
these foods:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

AEROFLOT

.. .... .... .... ....... .......... ............ .. .


Which African country is closest

to Spain: Tunisia or Morocco?

In which country is the Parthenon:


Greece or Egypt?

In which country is the Taj Mahal:


India or Indonesia?

1'-'~ ~-:--~Cr' :-\-'--r~


__ J'_".
J._ .c ' . _

Which nationalities do you


associate with these airlines?
ALITAUA ......
BA

Which is the largest country in


South America: Brazil or Chile?

................ . -... ..... ....... ............

pasta and pizza?


fish and chips?
tacos and nachos?
croissants?
frankfurters?

.......... ...... ... .. .... ....... ......... ....

I ;:-;-.~ ~1---.
_-:_ .............-J, r-r:-~. ~ .:.J ~"-.:-..- '"t ....:.....l -... _ l...:, J .....

...... ......

Greek

......

Russian
...... Italian

IBERIA

Polish

OLYMPIC

German

KLM

Spanish

LUFTHANSA

Dutch

LOT

British

What is the name of the French


speaking province in Eastern
Canada: Queensland or Quebec?

...... .. ... ............... ...... .. ........ ...

In which country do people speak


German, French and Italian:
Switzerland or Sweden?

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O!PUI S ~"aaJD \7 O:lJOJOW t I!ZOJ8 Z -<uOWJ~D (a 9JUOJ;j (p o,!xaw (:l )In a41 / U!01!J8 (q -<1011 (0 l

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Write two quiz questions of your own. See if your friends can answer them.
Write ten words and five expressions you are going to memorize.

Words

Expressions

2
3
4
5
6
7

..
.
.
..
..
.
..

9
10

.
..

..

Boost Your Vocabularv 1 Unit 12

fil

Test yourself 3 (Units 9 to 12)


Mymark.: _ _

How much can you remember?

60
1 I Solve the crossword.

Down ,

1 A musical instrument with


strings, used by rock
musicians. (6)

2 People in Saudi Arabia


speak this language. (6)
3 A country in North Africa,
where Cleopatra was
queen. (5)

4 It's a long yellow fruit. (6)

Across

1 You make wine from them . (6)


4

Have some .. . and butter. (5)

Let's .. . out for a meal. (2)

8 If you want to eat good pasta and pizza,


go to ... ! (5)
9

Can I have ... orange juice, please? (2)

5 England, Spain, Germany


and France are all
countries in ... (6)

6 My grandmother never
wore trousers. She always
wore a skirt or a ... (5)

9 They're really fashionable


... the moment. (2)

10 You make chips and crisps from them. (8)

11 It's good with curry. (4)

12 The USA: The United ... of America. (6)

(14 marks)

2 1 Your

penfriend is staying with you. List seven things you can do at the
weekend.

We. f:.ql) gfJ. tp. !l. p'i~.c.'!

1
2

3
4

5
6
7
(6 morks)

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself 3

Write the names of three more...


1

things you wear on a hot day

2 things you wear on a cold day


3 things you wear on your feet

~"Y~'!'.'r'.i':'9. .~r.l.f'}~
a fleece
............
..........

.
.

sandals

drinks

~r.q'}g.f!; J.~i.c.~

kinds of fruit

~P.r:~c:~t

.
.

6 musical instruments

violin

7
8

European languages

..German
...... ......... ........ .... ......... ........ ..... ........

countries in the Americas

Venezuela

(24 marks)

Put the words in the correct categories.


carrot
clarinet

card igan
coffee

food and drink

cauliflower
cucumber

coconut
coat

cello
cheese

clothes

celery

musical instruments

carrot

(10 marks)

Complete the conversation.


Fay

suit. 0 me.?
Ooes t his
IS ilac ket ..

Mum Yes, it does. It


Fay

really good on you.

2?

It's a bit tight. Do you think it's too

Mum No, it's just right.


Fay

I don't think green suits me. Perhaps they've got it


in another
3

Mum They've got it in blue. Why don't you

the blue one on?

Fay

No, blue's boring.

Mum And there's a red one

Fay

you like that?

No, not red!

Mum The green one's fine, Fay. How


Fay

is it?

150.

Mum Mmm. Perhaps green doesn 't suit you after all.
(6 marks)
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Test yourself 3

83

Reference

TheEnglish _alphabet
Aa

Bb

Cc

Dd

Ee

Nn

00

Pp

Qq

Rr

Ff
Ss

Gg

Hh

Ii

Uu

Vv

Height and weight

Jj
Ww

---

Kk
Xx

LI

Mm

Yy

Zz

See Unit 3 Describing people: age and appearance for the use of height and weight
abbreviations and symbols.

S
S

Height

Abbreviation Symbol

Example

metre
centimetre

m
cm

60cm

o foot
o inch

1m
5ft / 5'

ft
in

"

1m75

6in / 6"

1 metre = 3.2808 feet 1 ce ntimetre = 0 .3937 inch 1 foot = 12 inches

Weight
S kilo
sto ne
pound

o
o

Abbreviation
kg
st
Ib

Example
3kg
last

81b

64kg

lkg = 2.20461b 141b = 1st


In Britain both the metric S a nd imperia l 0 syste ms are used . In America the imperiol system is used.

Numbers
See Unit 5 Time for the use of ordinal numbers in dates.
Cardinal numbers
lone
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five

6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine
10 ten
11 eleven
12 twelve
13 thirteen
14 fourteen
15 fifteen
16 sixteen
17 seventeen
18 eighteen
19 nineteen
20 twenty
21 twenty-one

22 twenty-two
23 twenty-three
24 twenty-four
25 twenty-five
26 twenty-six
27 twenty-seven
28 twenty-e ight
29 twenty-nine
30 thirty
40 forty
50 fifty
60 sixty
70 seventy
80 eighty
90 ninety
100 a hundred
101 a hundred and on e
200 two hundred
1,000 a thousand
1,000,000 a million

Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Reference

Ordinal numbers
1st first
2nd second
3rd third
4th fourth
5th fifth
6th sixth
7th seventh
8th eighth
9th ninth
10th tenth
11th eleventh
12th twelfth
13th thirteenth
14th fourteenth
15th fifteenth
16th sixteenth
17th seventeenth
18th eighteenth
19th nineteenth
20th twentieth
21 st twenty-first

22nd twenty-second
23rd twenty-third
24th twenty-fourth
25th twenty-fifth
26th twenty-sixth
27th twenty-seventh
28th twenty-eighth
29th twenty-ninth
30th thirtieth

Some basic spelling rules

Nouns
Nouns which end in os, -ss , -sh,
-ch ond -x: add -es
bus
address
brush
sandwich
box

buses
addresses
brushes
sandwiches
boxes

2 Nouns which end in a consonant

0:

usually, add -es

potato
tomato

potatoes
tomatoes

But if they are abbreviations, just add -s


kilo (kilogra m)
photo (photograph)
piano (pia nofo rte)
video (videocassette)

kilos
photos
pianos
videos

3 Nouns which end in a vowel

+ 0: add-s
radio
patio

radios
patios

4 Nouns which end in -y

-r

==>

City

-ies

cities
countries
balconies
parties

country
balcony
party

But -y does not change after a vowel (0, e, i, 0, u)

==>

-y
boy
day
journey

-ys
boys
days
journeys

5 Nouns which end in -fee)

==>

-fee)
knife
leaf
wife

-ves

knives
leaves
wives

6 Irregular plurals
children
feet
men
women
people

child
foot
man
woman
person

Verbs
Verbs which end in -e:
drop the -e before adding -ing

come
dance
hope
smile

coming

dancing

hoping

smiling

-ie changes to -y before -ing

-y

-ie
die
lie

==>

dying
lying

2 Verbs which end in -ss, -sh, -ch and -x:


add -es to make the third person singular
of the present simple
pass
push
watch
relax

posses
pushes
watches
relaxes

do and go also form the third person


singular of the present tense with -es
do
go

does
goes

3 The third person singular of the present


tense of have is irregular
have

has

4 Verbs which end in -y


-y
corry
try
tidy

third person,
present simple

post simple

-ies

-ied

ca rries
tries
tidies

==>

carried
tried
tidied

-y does not change after a vowel (a, e, i, 0, u)


-y
-ys
-yed
enjoy
enjoys
enjoyed
play
plays
played
buy
buys
(irregular: bought)

==>

==>

5 Verbs of one syllable which end in a single


consonant: double the consonant before adding
-;ng or -ed
-;ng form
past simple
stop
plan
get

stopping
planning
getting

stop ped
planned
(irregular: got)

When the vowel which comes before a final


6 consonant is stressed, double the consonant to
make the -ing form and the past tense
prefer

preferring

preferred

When the vowel which comes before a final

consonant is not stressed, do not double the

consonant

visit
happen
remember
develop

visiting
happening
remembering
developing

visited
happened
remembered
developed

See British / American spellings, 2, on


page 87.

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Reference

f8Sl

British and American English

British

American

British

Unit 1

Unit 6

(See page 6.)

(See page 38 .)

Unit 2

have a shower /
bath
have a wash
I cycle
get a lift
get the bus
teo (as a meal)
canteen

(See page 12.)

Mum
have got

Mom
have

Unit 3
(See page 18.)

fair (hair)
stone (in weight)
well-built

light /blond (hair)

has a good build

Unit4
(See page 24.)

flat
block (of flats)
toilet
ground floor
first floor (etc.)
chest of drawers
cupboard
duvet
notice board
wardrobe
washbasin
wastepaper bin
opposite
live in .. . Street
shop (noun)
come round

apartment
apartment building
bathroom / rest
room (in publ ic
places)
first floor
second floor (etc.)
dresser / bureau
closet

bulletin board
closet
sink
wastebasket /
wastepaper basket
across from
live on .. . Street
store
come over

UnitS
(See page 32.)

May 1st = May


the first
1st May = the first
of May
a quarter past two
ten to three
autumn
at the weekend
Monday to friday

May 1st

= May first

a quarter after two


ten of three
fall
on / over the
weekend
Monday through
friday

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Reference

phone someone
tidy your room
do the washing-up
rubbish
lay the table

lake a shower /
both
wash
I ride my bike
gel a ride
toke the bus
lunch room /
cafeteria
call someone
clean your room
do / wash the
dishes
garbage / trash
set the table

Unlt7
(See page 44 .)

citizenship
Moths
registration
end-of-term exams
term
marks
results
football pitch
stoff room
head teacher
deputy head
caretaker
cleaner
pupil
choir
lessons
double Art
in the ... leam
orchestra practice
timetable

CIVICS

moth
homeroom
final exams / finals
semester / quarter
grades
scores
soccer field
faculty room
principal
vice principal
head custodian
custodian / janitor
student
chorus / choir (for
church)
classes
two periods of Art
on the ... team
orchestra (rehearsal)
schedule

school types
mixed school
state school
public school
nursery (up to 5)
primary school
(5 -12)

cooed school
public school
private school
pre-school (up to 5)
kindergarten (4 - 5)
elementary school
(5 -12)

British

American

British

secondary school
(11 - 16 / 18)
college
(16 -18)
university (18+)

junior high school


(12 - 14 / 15)
high school
(15/16 18)
college (18 - 22)

Unit 10
(See page 64 .)

trousers
vest
pants
cardigan
jumper

Unit 8
(See page 50 .)

football
American football
footballer
ice hockey
athletics
motor racing
racing cor
match (football)

swimming costume
trainers
zip
What size are you?
Does it suit me?

Unit 11

Unit 9

(See page 70.)

(See page 58.)

British English and American English


don't only have different words; they
have different spellings, too.
British English
American English
-our
=> or
colour
favourite

-re

aubergine
courgette
chips
crisps
milkshake (no ice
cream)
pudding
yoghurt
Do you fancy .. .?

spare time
go to the movies
movie
go out to eat

free time
go to the cinema
film
go out for a meal

metre
centre

pants / slacks
undershirt
underwear
sweater
sweater / pullover
sweater
panties
bathing trunks /
swim trunks
bathing suit /
swimsuit
sneakers
zipper
What size do you
wear?
Does it look good
on me?

knickers
swimming trunks

soccer
football
soccer player
(ice) hockey
trock and field
auto racing
race cor
game (but boxing
match)
athletic
interested in

sporty
keen on

American

eggplant
zucchini
french fries / fries
potato chips
milkshake (has ice
cream)
dessert
yogurt
Do you wont ... ?

In British English I is doubled even when the


vowel before the consonant is not stressed.
travel

travelli ng

trave lled

In American English, I is not doubled.


travel

traveling

traveling

color
favorite

=>

-er
meter
center

Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Reference

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Self assessment and progress check


Self assessment
Fill in the chart when you have completed each unit.
Which
How well did
vocabulary
you do in the
sections were
exercises?
the most useful? very qu ite not
(e.g. Friendship)
so
well

You wrote down


some words
and expressions
to memorize.
How many of
them can you
remember?
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/10
part of the line. Expressions /5

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1 Meeting people
2 Family

3 Describing people:
age and appearance
4 House and home
Test score : / 60
5 Time

6 Life at home

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7 School

8 Spo rt
Test score:

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9 free time

10 fashion

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11 Food a nd drink
12 Countries,
languages and
nationalities
Test score:
/ 60

Which
vocabulary
sections do you
need to go
over again
before you do
the test?

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How much of the vocabulary did you know before you worked through the units?
How much do you feel you know after working through the units?
Less tha n 25%
Units 1 - 4

befo re
after

Units 5 - 8

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after
before
a fte r '

Units 9 - 12

More than 60%

About 50%

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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Self assessment and progress check

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Answer key
1 Meeting people

Exercise 8b

Exercise 1
Conversation 1

Conversation 2

A:

Possible answers
You
Hi.
Classmate Hi.
You
This is Simon, my English penfriend.
Simon
Nice to meet you .
Classmate Nice 10 meet you, too.

Exercise

Hello. How are you?


Not great.
I'm sorry to hear that.

B:
A:

Conversation 2
A:

Good morning. What's your surname?


MarrioN. My name's Ben MarrioN.
Could you spell that, please?
Yes . M A double RIO double T.
N ice to meet you, Ben.

B:
A:

B:
A:

Exercise 2

They're very impor tant! Who are they?


1 G EIT
2
K
3 1H I FI L L 0
4 Ip IL IE A 5 E D

8 F I N E
9 T H I N G 5
10 G 0 o D N I GIHIT I
11 SEE

3
5
6

Exercise 4
First name
Surname
Date of birth
Street
Town / City
Postcode
Phone number
e-mail address

d
f

Tracy
Bradshaw
13 April 1989
12, Rose Street
M ilton Keynes
MK39DG

0029583795
tracy@teenmail.com

Alice is my best friend.


I'm sorry to hear that.
We get on really well.
I don't know him very well.

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son
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grandmother

Male / Female
guardian

aunt
sister
mum
wife
daughter
mother
niece

cousin
parent
grandchild

Exercise 3
1 his grandfather

2 his uncle
3 his cousin

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Male

Exercise 5
1
I get on very well with her.

2
3
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his niece

5 his nephew

Exercise 6
Adam (I've got) three older brothers, Tim,
Mark and Sam. I haven't got a girlfriend
at Ihe moment. I'm an actor and a singer.

Kelle

Conversation 1

Conversation 2

Mark How are you?


Sarah Fine, thanks .
Mark Pleased to meet
you, too .

Jack Hi.
Rosa I'm Rosa .

Hi! My full name is Kellendria Trinade


Roland. I'Ye got a large family. There's Mum
and Dod, and I've got one brother. I've also
got aunts, uncles and cousins. I haven 't got a
boyfriend at the moment. I'm a singer.
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

Exercise 3

Exercise 70

Shamina

Hair colour / shade

Eye colour / shade

1 She's got a sister and a baby brother.

2 She's got a large family.


3 She's got four aunts.
4 She's got four uncles.
5 She's got seven cousins.

dark
blonde
fair
red
block
white
brown
light
grey

dark
blue
brown
light
green
grey

Jonathon

1 His sister's name is Tess.

2 His parents are divorced.

3 He's got two grandparents.

4 His fam ily is quite small.

5 He hasn't got any aunts or uncles.

Exercise 4
(l and 2: students' own answers)
3 a) 10 kg

Exercise 8
1 baby
2 child
3 teenager
4 adult

4 a) 2 m

Exercise 90

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Exercise 5
Possib le answers
1 He's tall and quite big.
2 She's (very) tall and slim.
3 He's of medium height and we ll-bu ill /
muscular.
4 She 's quile short / not very toll and of
medium build.
5 He's small and (very) slim.

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Paul

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Exercise 9

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Diana

Luke

2
3
4
5

3 Describing people: age and


appearance
Exercise 1

1 She's in her forties.

2 He's middle-oqed . / He's in his fifties.

3 She's in he r teens.

4 He's in his twenties.

5 She's young.

Exercise 2
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1 the kitchen
2 the garage
3 the bathroom
4 the dining room
5 the living room

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7 the study
8 the garden
9 the toilet
10 the hall

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Which pop group is


in? /
Which sport does
play?
What's his / her date of birth?
How toll is he / she?
What colour hair has he / she gal?
Who' colour eyes hos he / she got?

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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

Exercise 4
1 wastepaper bin
2 TV / television
3 lamp
4 bookcase
5 chest of drawers
6 notice board
7 cupboard
8 mirror

9 photo
10 cha ir
11 poster

12
13
14
15

bed
rodio
computer
sound system

Exercise 5
1 b
4
2 e
5

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f

7
8

Exercise 6

I live in a large flot in Meadow Lone.


It's opposite the tennis courts.
At the front of the flat, there's my room and my
sister's room.

In the middle, there's Mum and Dad's room and


the bathroom.
At the back there's the kitchen, the dining room
and the living room .
Exercise 8
1 door
2 blinds
3 desk
4
computer
5 lamp
6 choir
7 rug

8
bed
9 armchair
10 chest of drawers
11
12
13

14

mirror
bookcase
sound system
cupboard

Test yourself 1 (Units 1 - 4)


Exercise 1

NB The order within the columns is not important.


Family
Height, weight and
members
build
1 cousin
2 daughter
3 nephew
4 parent
5 uncle

6 large
7 muscular
8 short
9 slim
10 toll

Colours

Furniture

11 block
12 blue
13 green
14 red
15 white

16 bed
17 chair
18 cupboard
19 desk
20 notice board

Exercise 2
o How old are you?
1 How toll are you?
2 How much do you
weigh?
3 What colour are
your eyes?
4 What colour is
your hair?
5 What's your
phone number?

6 Whor's your postcode?


7 What's your e-mail
address?

h) 14
e) 5'11 "
d) 10 sf.
c) light blue

f) black
0) 0044 765 45 36 37

i) SL9 4PG
b) rocco@comtel.uk

Exercise 3
Possible answers
o Tve got some posters in my bedroom .
1 I've got short hair.
2 There's a lamp on the shelf.
3 There are some blinds at the window.

4
I'm quite toll.

5 We've gar a small garden.

Exercise 40
the living room
1 a wastepaper bin
2 quite old
3 in front of
4
a chest of drawers
5 the ground floor
6 a block of flats
7 medium height
8 a sound system
9 middle-aged

Exercise 5
Nice to meet you
1 are you?
2 thanks . ... how
are you?
3 not too good /
not great
4
sorry to hear rhot

Exercise 4b

quite old

1 middle-aged
2
medium heig ht
3 a block of flats
4
the ground floor
5
The living room
6 a sound system
7 in front of
8 a chest of drawers
9 a wastepaper bin

5
6

she look like?


she's got
7
hair
8 get on
9 well
10 best
11 See you

5 Time
Exercise 1
Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Soturdcry
Sunday

Exercise 20
eleventh
fifteenth
twenty-second
first
fourteenth

twenty-fourth

second
third
thirteenth
fourth
twelfth
twenty-first

fifth
twenty-third
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

Exercise 2b
1
first
second
2
3
third
4
fourth
5
fifth
11
eleventh
12
twelfth
13
thirteenth
14
fourteenth
fifteenth
15
21
twenty-first
22
twenty-second
23
twenty-third
24
twenty-fourth

Exercise 6
1 11.15 at night

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

2 9.10 in the morning


3 1.45 in the afternoon

11th

12th
13th
14th
15th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th

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Exercise 4
Wednesday the fourth of April

Thursday Ihe second of August

Saturday the first of December

50

Exercise

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Exercise 90
Possible answers
winter
Dece m be r / January / February
autumn Seplember / October / November
summer June / July / August
spring
March / April/May
Answers will vary according to where the
students live.

6 Life at home
Exercise 1
1 leave
2 get
3 brush
4
have

5 get

6 pack
7 have

Exercise 6
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Exercise 8
1 No, it's on Friday.
2 No, it' s on 2nd September.
3 Yes, it's her eighteenth.
4 What time does the party start?
5 (And) whot time does it finish / end?

Exercise 3
11
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a quarter past
eleven at night
ten past nine in
the morning
a quarter 10 two
in the afternoon
half past one in
Ihe morning
twenty-five to
eight in Ihe
evening

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1 guinea pig
2 canary
3 parrot
4 col
5 kitten
6 hamster
7 dog
8 puppy
9 goldfish
10 rabbit

7 School

sports which you play with a racket and a ball

Exercise 1
1
Mathematics
Physical Education
Religious Studies
Design and Technology
Personal, Social and Health Education
c) break
a) assembly
2
b) registration d) lunchtime
3
French
Exercise 4
6 art room
1
hall
2
gym
7
music room
3
staff room
8
computer room
4
library
9 laboratory
5
playg round
10 cafeteria

tennis
squash

sports which you play with a ball only


football
American football
basketball
rugby

sports which you play with a bat and a ball


baseball
cricket
table tennis

Exercise 3

Exercise 7

sports and games

3
4

basketball
chess club
football
swimming
tennis
volleyball

5
6
7

practical and creative skills


arts and craf ts
computer club
photography club
pottery
choir
jazz bond
orchestra
salsa club

A
7

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film

6
7

homework
swimming

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watersports

canoeing
surfing
swimming
windsurfing
scuba diving
sailing

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Spanish club

Exercises 1 & 2

athlete
cyclist
ride r
ra cing driver
runne r
skier
(ice) hockey player
footballer
(ice) skater
boxer

Exercise 6

languages
French film club

8 Sport

Person

athletics
cycling
riding
motor ra cing
running
skiing
ice hockey
foo tball
ice skating
boxing

Exercise 50
1 No, they aren't. Ha nnah's sporty. but Dav id isn't.
2 He likes watching it on Tv.
3 She played football.
4 Hannah would like to try windsurfing and Dav id
would like to try scuba d iving.

music and dance

Exercise 8
1 secondary
2 le sso ns
3 results
4 languages

9
10

Sport

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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

Test yourself 2 (Units 5 to 8)


Exercise 1
in the morning
1 at night
2 at the weekend
3 in the summer
4 on Tuesday
5 in 2001
6 on July 4th

8 golf, tennis, football, baseball, basketball,


squash

9 yoga, aerobics, athletics, gymnastics, weight


lifting
10 golfer, baseball player, athlete, racing driver,
footballer

Exercise 2
1 morning, afternoon, evening, night
2 spring, summer, autumn, winter
3 first , second, third, fourth

(American: autumn

7 canary, go ldfish, dog, cot, rabbit, hamster;


guinea pig

= fall)

Exercise 3
She gets up at seven o'clock.
1 She leaves home at eight o'clock.
2 She gets to school at twenty past eight.
3 She has lunch at one o'clock.
4 She gets home at half past four.
S She goes to bed a t ten o'clock.

Exercise 4
Possible answers
1 I have breakfast / lunch / tea / supper /
dinner at
a .m. / p.m .

2 I get up / dressed / the bus to school /


home at ... .. c .m, / p.m.
3 I go skateboarding / out with my friends / to
bed at
p.m .
4 I sometimes do the washing-up /
vacuuming / the shopping.
S I often make things / my bed .
Exercise 5
Possible answers
1 Geography, Histo ry, English Language, Maths,
Science, Art, Rel igious Studies

2 laboratory, staff room , playg round, library,


ha ll, canteen, gym, computer room
3 caretaker, head teacher, deputy head,
teacher, head of department, secretary,
cleaner
4 detention, registration, assembly, lunchtime,
break
5 pottery, photography, IT, d rama, orchestra,
jazz club, homework, football
6 supper, breakfast, lunch, lea, dinner

Boosl Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

9 Free time
Exercise 3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

go to the pool
go skateboarding
play computer games
go to a friend 's house
play the guitar
playing in a band
relax
listen to music
listening to music
go shopping
go to 0 football match
collect phone cards

Exercise 5
Possible answers
(keyboa rd instruments)
piano
organ
(wind instruments)
clarinet
recorder
saxophone
trumpet
(percussion instruments)

drums
tambourine
(stringed instruments)
guitar

violin

Exercise 6

On Monday, they went to the cinema.

On Tuesday, they watched Match of the Day /

television.

On Wednesday, they went to the theatre / they

saw Hamlet.

On Thursday, Julie played volleyball and Andy

went shopping.

On Friday, they had a party.

Exercise 6
Possible answers
1 collar
shirt
2
sleeve
jacket
3 pocket
coot
zip
fleece
4
5
burton
skirt

10 Fashion
Exercise 1
1 blue
2 silver
3 black
4 gold

5
6
7
8

green
grey
oronge
pink

purple
10 red
11 white
12 yellow

Exercise 2

11 Food and drink


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6
7
8

ga rlic
yoghurt
cheese
tomatoes
salt
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Exercise 3
mo ussa ka
1 lom b
2 auberg ine
3 potatoes
4 on ions

salad
1 lettuce
4
2 cucumber
5
3 oil and vinegar

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men _men

Exercise 4

Exercise 1

Exercise 3
1 a long dress
2 baggy trousers
3 a very short skirt
4 a sleeveless top

blouse

sweater
tracksuit
trousers
cardigan

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Exercise 5
1 1 cereal
2 toast / croissants
3 fruit
4 bacon and eggs
5 waffles

2 1 pizzo
2 pasta
3 curry
4 Chinese food

Exercise 5

a, i, d, c, g. e. b. h, f
Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

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12 Countries, nationalities and


languages
Exercise 1
Country
1
2

3
4
5
6
7

8
9
10

Exercise 1

Nationality

England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Greece

1 English
2 Scottish
3 Welsh
4 Irish
5 French
6 Germon
7 Italian
8 Spanish
9 Portuguese
10 Greek

Exercises 20 an d 2b
-anI -ian
-ish
Italian
German
Argentinian
Brazilian
Canadian
Hungarian
Chilean
Mexican

Test yourself 3 -(9 - 12)

English
Scottish
Irish
Spanish
Danish
Polish
Swedish
Turkish

Exercise 2

-ese

Other

Portuguese
Sudanese
Japanese
Chinese

Welsh
French
Greek
Dutch
Swiss

Exercise 3
1
2

Japanese
Italian
German

4 Polish

5 Spanish
6 English

Exercise 4
1

2
3
4
5

Australia, Canada and South Africa


Portugal and Brazil
Spain, Chile and Argenfina
France and Canada
Ira q , Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Possible answers
We can go I to a disco .
to a concert.
to the theatre.
to see a band .
to the pool.
fa the beach.
shopping.
skateboarding.

Exercise 3
Poss ible answers
shorts, a T-shirt, a hat
a jumper, a coat, a jacket
shoes, boots, trainers
coffee, tea, wafer
orange, apple, banana
guitar, piano, drums
English, Spanish, French
Peru, Brazil, Chile

Exercise 4

Exercise 6

food and drink

clothes

carrot
cauliflower
coconut
celery
coffee
cucumber
cheese

card igan cello


clarinet
coat

3
4
5
6

7
8

a) Italy
d) France
b) Britain / The UK e) Germany
c) Mexico
Brazil
Morocco
Greece
Indio
Alitalia
Italian
British
BA
Aeroflot
Russian
Spanish
Iberia
Greek
Olympic
KLM
Dutch
Lufthansa
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Boost Your Vocabulary 1 Answer key

Exercise 5

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suit
looks
small
colour
try
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much

musical instruments