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Unit 1 Language Reference

Vocabulary: Life-changing events Translate to Spanish


Become rich change school
go abroad Drop out of university
get into trouble Go for a job interview
start your own business Have an accident
make new friends move house
Retire settle down
take a gap year Win an award

Complete the sentence with an event from above in the past tense
Henry has a clothes shop. He _____________________________________ in 1999.
Bill Gates _________________________ when he sold Windows software.
My grandad _____________________ last year. He doesnt have to work anymore.
My cousin _________________________________. He didnt like studying in Oxford.
Lisa _________________________ because the other students were horrible to her.
Rocio _________________________________ in her new school.
I _________________________ yesterday. I hurt my head.
Last Christmas I _______________________ with my parents. We visited Paris.
The boys ___________________________ . They didnt go to university instead they travelled
around the world.
Priscilla _________________________ but she couldnt take the job. She has too much to
study this year.
We _____________________________ in 2006, thats when we came to live in Spain.
Sophie __________________________ for her maths photography last year.
John and Carly __________________________ in Brussels after they married.
Carmen ____________________________ for answering back to the teacher.

Verb + preposition
Agree about argue about depend on
Agree with argue with dream about
Listen to look forward to participate in
Talk to wait for worry about

Complete the sentences with the above phrasal verbs in the past tense
I ________________________ my cousin to stop fighting over using grandmas bike.
Tina and Mario ___________________ going together to the party.
The students ______________________ the teacher.
The students ______________________ the exams.
I ____________________________ not passing my English exam.
Rewrite the sentences both in the negative and interrogative forms.

1. I walk to school. 5. I talk to Andrew every single day.


NEG. ___________________________ NEG. ___________________________
INT. ___________________________ INT. ___________________________
2. That driver never stops at the traffic 6. Michael works in a big company.
lights. NEG. ___________________________
NEG. ___________________________ INT. ___________________________
INT. ___________________________ 7. My Mum mixes all the ingredients.
3. The boys play football quite well. NEG. ___________________________
NEG. ___________________________ INT. ___________________________
INT. ___________________________ 8. My brother Alfred studies Spanish at
4. This kite flies real high. school.
NEG. ___________________________ NEG. ___________________________
INT. ___________________________ INT. ___________________________

Write sentences or questions using simple past:


1. /he/get up/8:00 this morning
2. they/leave/work / 6:00 PM/ today
3. who/do/you/speak /party/last night?
4. she/wear/blue jeans/school/yesterday.
5. Kate/go shopping/Saturday.
6.who /drive/park/Sunday?
7. do/they/grow up/Vancouver?
8. i/put/laundry away.
9.Who/cut/your /hair?
10.she/hear/music/radio/this morning.

Complete with used to and the following verbs:


iron / cook / drink / not skip / go / dress / pay / play
1. I _ _ _ ____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ up as a witch at Halloween.
2. I _ _ _ _ _ _______________ _ _ _ _ _ _ my clothes.
3. I _ _ _ _ _ ___________ _ _ _ _ _ _ taxes when I was fifteen.
4. I _ _ _ _ _ _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ to the beach in the summer.
5. I _ _ _ _ _ _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ a rope with my friends at school.
6. _ _ _ _ _ you ____________________ _ _ _ _ _ wine when you were in secondary school?
7. I _ _ _ _ _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ hide and seek with my cousins.
8. I _ _ _ _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ dinner for the whole family.