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Pre-Int Revision Files 1-4 Questions

Write a suitable question for the following answers:

eg ...?                  She's 21.

Answer: How old is your sister?

...?     Two. Spanish and English....?     No, I'm an only child....?     He's an engineer....?     Once or twice a year....?     Scotland but I grew up in London....?     Swimming and learning languages....?     He's quite tall and he has a beard....?     It was great. It even had a swimming pool....?     I'm looking for my keys. Have you seen them?...?     I was just remembering what happened. It was so funny....?     Nothing much. I just stayed at home and watched a film....?     Yes. We had so much fun. I'd love to go back....?     Around 7pm and then I went for a drink with my colleagues....?     I can't remember. I was probably in the office writing some e-mails....?     I don't know. I'd like to go to Budapest but my husband wants to go to Prague....?     Yes, I'd love to. What film are you going to see?...?     On Thursday…

Pre-Int Crossword - Files 3&4

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Pre Int Revision - Files 3&4

Each sentence has a missing word. Identify it and rewrite the sentences.

eg A: Where you from? B: Scotland.

answer: Where are you from? B: Scotland.

I'm hungry. What are we going to for dinner tonight?He going to drive. He's decided to take the train.Would you like see the new Spielberg film this weekend?A: I'm busy on Thursday.      B: What meeting on Friday?She's really worried the exam so she is studying every evening.Wait me. I'm just coming.We didn't arrive the hotel until very late.Dangerous is the opposite safe.A flight attendant is someone works on a plane.A: Are you ready to order?        B: Yes, I have the fish.A: Have you finished the report?         B: No, not.I've already to London. Let's go to Edinburgh.A: Where is David?     B: He's to the shops. Have you ever the train to Barcelona? It only takes three hours.We've tried Thai cuisine so we're going to that new Thai restaurant this weekend.I'm not going to the exam. I…

Zero comments 2013

Remember that you don't have to do just the recent posts. You can use the Labels and the Archive (look down the left hand side of the blog) to find previous posts.

Remember that if you read a post, I'd  really appreciate a "I've read it" comment. Otherwise, I will never know if  anyone has read the post.

Here is a list of posts with zero comments from 2013 (and there are others from previous years):

Circus VocabularyNight Caps are Bad for SleepHousehusbands on the RiseGovernment Faces Corruption AllegationsThink about how to use Think新年好!新年快乐!FCE Mock - U of EDon't believe what you read in the papers - especially todayTwitter recruitment"Suspended Coffee"Linkers for adding informationGo Vegetarian to Live LongerRoad Hogs BewareHospital EnglishFanastic Mrs FoxCan you do better than Botella?Historic ViolinPasapalabra - AdvancedPoll (4)Black FridayPoll (5)
Even creating this post took a lot of time. Imagine how I feel when I see zero comments. So please …

Nelson Mandela Quotes

Can you guess the words to complete these quotations from Nelson Mandela?
___ is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The ___ man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.It always seems ___ until it's done.After ___ing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to ___.Money won't create ___, the freedom to create it will.There can be no keener revelation of a society's ___ than the way in which it treats its children.To ___ people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a ___.It is ___ to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is ___. Then people will appreciate your leadership.Any man or instituti…

Poll (5)

Which of the following is a job?
a flight assistant (50%)a cooker (30%)a scientific (20%)a political (0%)a librarian (0%) Nobody got the answer right.

The answer is a librarian. They work in a library - the place where you borrow books.

A flight attendant serves you drinks on a plane. Along with the pilots, they form part of the cabin crew. Someone who serves you in a shop is a shop assistant.

A cook works in the kitchen of a restaurant. The cooker is the gas or electrical appliance used for cooking.

A scientist does experiments and carries outscientific research. Scientific is an adjective.

A politican is involved in politics. Political is an adjective eg a political decision.

Which sentence requires a different verb?

I am missing you so much. I wish you were here. (33%)

I've lost my keys. Have you seen them anywhere? (44%)

If we don't hurry up, we'll miss our flight. (11%)

The chemist's is on the left. You can't miss it. (11%)

People often confuse miss and lose.


Time to ban circuses with animals?

Circus tiger mauls tamer mid-act
A tamer was viciously attacked by the tiger he was performing with during a circus act in Madrid on Sunday.

Thirty-five-year-old Danny Gottani was rushed to hospital after sustaining serious cuts and bites to his throat, legs and back.

Just moments before, hundreds of spectators had watched in disbelief as the big cat pounced on the animal trainer and wouldn't let go of him.

Although part of the audience assumed the attack was part of the pair’s stage act, they soon realized the mauling was all too true when another circus member rushed to the scene and began striking the animal with a stick.

According to the Gottani Circus website, the animal trainer has been working with tigers since the age of 18 and never uses any whips or weapons to control the animals.

Madrid Health Services told Spanish news agency EFE that none of Gottani’s vital organs were damaged in the attack even though the cuts were “relatively deep”.

The tamer’s mother, a spe…

Crime and Punishment Crossword

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