Intermediate 1 Review (1)

1. You should never be afraid to ___ your mind.

A: tell
B: talk
C: say
D: speak


2. Look! She ___ a jacket just like yours.

A: is worn
B: wears
C: has wore
D: is wearing


3. I couldn't ___ what he was saying because of the loud music.

A: hear
B: listen to
C: understanding
D: to understand


4. John: Hey! ___ ?     Ben: Alright thanks.

A: How goes it?
B: How do you do?
C: How's it going?
D: What are you up to?


5. Have you checked ___ the Italian restaurant that he recommended?

A: down
B: out
C: up
D: through


6. I ___ the film before so I ___ some revision for the exam that I have next week.

A: saw / did
B: had seen / done
C: saw / had done
D: had seen / did


7. He ___ have a house near the sea where he spent his summer holidays.

A: used to
B: would
C: use to
D: would to


8. Rachel: I think women are better drivers than men.       Peter: I don't agree ___.

A: too much
B: for nothing
C: with it
D: at all


9. Scotland has some ___ countryside.

A: absolutely beautiful
B: very unique
C: absolutely stunning
D: very tasty


10. House prices in London are ___ more expensive than in Newcastle.

A: lot
B: much
C: by far
D: very


11. I think most Spanish people speak very ___.

A: good
B: slow
C: fast
D: polite


12. Have you read the report ___?

A: still
B: ever
C: just
D: yet


13. He ___ in this department ___.

A: is working / 2 months ago
B: has been working / for 2 months now.
C: works / since 2 months.
D: has worked / from 2 months.


14. I've never ___ New York but I'd ___ go one day.

A: gone to / like to
B: been in / love
C: been to / love to
D: gone in / like




Are the following sentences right or wrong? Correct the ones that are wrong.


15. I don't think she is saying the true.
16. Who did win the match?
17. A: Did you like the film?    B: Yes, I liked a lot.
18. It was a lovely morning. The birds were singing and the sun was shining.
19. A: That was the best film I've seen this year.     B: I couldn't agree more.
20. I've had a really tired day. I should go to bed early tonight.
21. I hope that this exam won't be as difficult as the last one.
22. The worst about living Madrid is the noise.
23. How long do you know each other?
24. Many people go to the north coast to escape the hot.
25. She looks like British but she has an American accent.




Read the definitions and try to guess the words.

26. _ _ D _ _ _ Y - a polite word to describe old people
27. _ _ R _ _ _ -  a period of time when people don't work because they want more money etc
28. B _ _ R - stg that you can't see or remember clearly
29. _ L _ _ C _ - to  give a quick short look
30. _ _ _ _ P _ - a list of ingredients and instructions telling you how to cook stg
31. M _ V _ _ _ -  describes stg that causes a strong feeling of sadness or sympathy
32. C _ _ _ - a plant such as a grain or a vegetable that is grown in large amounts by farmers
33. S _ _ L _ _ R - a place which gives you protection from bad weather or danger
34. _ R _ _ D - a large group of people
35. S _ _ _ E - an área where there is no direct light from the sun and so it is cooler.
36. S _ R _ _ G _ _ F _ _ _ _ _ D - easy to understand or simple
37. S _ A _ _ D - completely wet
38. _ C _ I _ _ - the words of a film or a speech
39. _ _ T _ _ R - rubbish that has been left in public places
40. _ _ L _ _ A G _ _ - sb that you work with















Choose a word or expression from the above tweets:

41. stg that you write on a blackboard with
42. an adjective that describes stg that is bad for you
43. to know that stg exists or have knowledge of a particular thing
44. a container for waste
45. one of several parts into which a story or  money owed has been divided
46. to look at stg or sb for a long time and not move your eyes
47. a line of people waiting for stg
48. to try to find a piece of information in a book or on a computer
49. to want to know stg or to try to understand the reason for stg
50. to state an idea, opinión or piece of information




Comments

Montse said…
Hi, Graham. There are my answers:
1.D
2.B
3.A
4.C
5.B
6.D
7.A
8.D
9.B
10.C
11.C
12.D
13.B
14.C
15. I don't think she is telling the true
16.Who won the match?
17. Did you like the film? Yes, I liked it a lot.
18. It was a lovely morning. The birds sang and the sun shone.
19. Right
20.Right
21. I hope that this exam isn't as difficult as the last one.
22. The. worst about living in Madrid is the noise.
23. How long have you known each other?
24. Many people go to the north coast to escape the heat.
25. Right
26. ELDERLY
27. STRIKE
28. BLUR
29. GLANCE
30. RECIPE
31. MOVING
32. CORN
33. SELTER
34. CROWD
35. SHADE
36. STRAIGHTFORWARD
37. SOAKED
38. SCRIPT
39. LITTER
40. COLLEAGUE
Montse said…
Hi, Graham. Here are the rest of the answers.

41. STICK OF CHALK
42. HARMFUL
43. TO BE AWARE
44. BIN
45. INSTALMENT
46. TO STARE
47. QUEUE
48. TO LOOK UP
49. TO MUSE
50.TO MAKE A POINT

See you soon!!!
José said…
Hi Graham:

After one month I have finished my responses. Will be anyone correct? It’s my best bet.

1 D
2 B
3 A
4 A
5 B
6 C
7 A
8 C
9 B
10 B
11 A
12 D
13 A
14 C

15 I don’t think she is telling the true.

16 Who won the match.

17 Okay.

18 Okay

19 A: That was the best film I’ve watched this year. B: I couldn’t agree more.

20 I’ve had a rally tiring day. I should go to bed early tonight.

21 Okay.

22 The worst about living in Madrid is the noise.

23 Okay.

24 Many people go to the north coast to escape the heat.

25 Okay.

26 ELDERY

27 STRIKE

28 I DON’T KNOW.

29 GLANCE

30 RECIPE

31 MOVING

32 CORN

33 SHELTER

34 CROWD

35 SHADE

36 STRALGHTFORWARD

37 SOAKED

38 SCRIPT

39 LITTER

40 COLEAGUE

41 Chalk

42 Evil

43 Knowledge

44 Bin

45 Installment

46 Stare

47 Row

48 Look up

49 Find out

50 Condition

I’m very tired. See you.
Graham said…
Montse and José,

I won't correct these exercises right now. I'll wait until at least one of my Int1 students makes an effort.

I hope you don't mind. :-)
Graham said…
Here are the answers:

1.D
2.D
3.A
4.C
5.B
6.D
7.A
8.D
9.C
10.B
11.C
12.D
13.B
14.C


15. I don't think she is saying the true. WRONG
I don't think she is telling the truth.

16. Who did win the match? WRONG
Who won the match? RIGHT

17. A: Did you like the film? B: Yes, I liked a lot. WRONG
I liked it a lot.

18. It was a lovely morning. The birds were singing and the sun was shining. RIGHT

19. A: That was the best film I've seen this year. B: I couldn't agree more. RIGHT

20. I've had a really tired day. I should go to bed early tonight. WRONG
I've had a really tiring day.

21. I hope that this exam won't be as difficult as the last one. RIGHT

22. The worst about living Madrid is the noise. WRONG
The worst thing about living Madrid is the noise.

23. How long do you know each other? WRONG
How long have you known each other?

24. Many people go to the north coast to escape the hot. WRONG
Many people go to the north to escape the heat.

25. She looks like British but she has an American accent. WRONG
She looks British but she has an American accent.


26. ELDERLY
27. STRIKE
28. BLUR
29. GLANCE
30. RECIPE
31. MOVING
32. CROP
33. SHELTER
34. CROWD
35. SHADE
36. STRAIGHTFORWARD
37. SOAKED
38. SCRIPT
39. LITTER
40. COLLEAGUE

41. CHALK
42. HARMFUL
43. TO BE AWARE
44. BIN
45. INSTALMENT
46. TO STARE
47. QUEUE
48. TO LOOK UP
49. TO WONDER
50. TO MAKE A POINT

José said…
Hi Graham,

I see you have chosen a quotation very sensitive from Taylor Hood, usual for you. I don’t know who is Taylor Hood, but I agree with that. What is the reason of make fun of someone? It’s stupid because everyone never is the cause of make fun. The dunces go through the world thinking they are superior. This arrogant behavior demonstrates a short mind. Everyone has feelings that another can’t understand it.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Wow - almost a month without replying to you!

The tweet is a random one. I have no idea who Taylor Hood is.

The story hit the headlines recently. It has a happy ending. The man they made fun of was invited to a party in Los Angeles.



I see you have chosen a very sensitive quotation from Taylor Hood, which is typical of you. I don’t know who Taylor Hood is, but I agree with her / what she says. What is the point of making fun of someone? It’s stupid because nobody deserves to be ridiculed. Only dunces go around the world thinking they are superior. This arrogant behavior demonstrates a narrow mind. Everyone has feelings that someone else can’t understand.


José said…
Hi “Defender animals”,

I’m going to complain to The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, the title of “The Protector of Animals” for you. You don’t lose chance to show skills of animals in your blog. In this case, an elephant kicks up and throws rubbish to the bin with his leg and trunk (Manual skill). It imitates human beings because uses the bin (Intellectual skill). Also, it denounces human behaviour so they are dirty (Skill that several human brains don´t have).

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I think there are more deserving recipients of the title than me :-)

I’m going to recommend that the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, bestows you with the title of “The Protector of Animals”. You don’t miss a chance to show skills of animals in your blog. In this case, an elephant kicks up and throws rubbish into the bin with his leg and trunk. It imitates human beings because it uses the bin. Also, it denounces human behaviour so they are dirty.

I'm not sure what you mean by denounce.

Complain = reclamar / quejarse (when you are not happy about something)

See you tomorrow!

Roberto said…
Hi,everyone!.
I hade three mistakes in the first part: nº5,nº6,and nº9.
A couple of questions: what´s more common,"queue" or "line"?.
What´s the difference between "crop" and "harvest"?.
About the tweet "Is it harmful to run every day?",I´m completely agree with the conclusions!.
The rest is important to recover yourself.Is better running on a soft surface to protect your joints.You have to change your training routine from time to time.It´s a good thing to combine running with other kinds of exercise.And maybe the most important of all:you have to worm before,and to do some stretching after...
See you soon!.
Roberto said…
Sorry... I wanted to say "I completely agree".
Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

How's things?

Where are you studying English now?


I think "line" is more US English.

"Crops" are what a farmer grows eg. potatoes, wheat, rice and so on. The "harvest" is the cutting and collecting of the crops.


A rest is important because it allows the body to recover. Running on a soft surface is better as it protects your joints. ... you have to warm up before and do some stretching after...


Hope you can join us the next time we get together.




Roberto said…
Hi,Graham!. Hi,everybody!.

Everything is fine.

I´m studying English in a small Academy in Malasaña,near Bilbao. I don´t remember the name. Nothing to scream and shout,but it´s not expensive and keeps me in contact with the language.

Maybe the next time...


Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

It's not in my old Street of San Andrés, is it? I can't remember its name either but it seems very run down.

The main thing is that you are getting something out of it.

Nothing to scream and shout about or it's nothing to write home about .

See you soon
Roberto said…
Hi!.

I think so...
William´s School, or something like that... And yes, it´s in visible decline,ja,ja... But it´s good for me to practice the speaking, and learn some new vocabulary, phrasal verbs, etc.

See you soon.

Roberto said…
Sorry, I wanted to say: ha,ha...
Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

It would have been handy for me to work there but I think they would have paid even worse than the pittance I get now. lol
José said…
Hi Graham and Roberto,

This expression “ha ha” means that you laugh of the previous sentence. Is it okay? Do you know any more expression?

For instance, if you want to toast, you say “cheers”. When you sneeze in Scotland, your friends say “bless you”. If you want to propose to girlfriend, you can say “I love you”. To answer to who thanks you can say: “Not at all” or “You’re welcome”. Your work partner says “Congratulations” when you are Grandad. In Spain, if the company of the building sector dismisses anyone, he says “Me han dado el boleto”, but I don’t know how it says in Scotland. If someone passes away, I don’t know how it says to do the condolences. English people say “Please” a lot of times, but this word has fallen into disuse in Spain.

Please, Graham, check the previous comment and tell us more expression about it.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Do you remember what LOL stands for? I wonder when it came into use?

You say "cheers" when you raise a glass though many people use it like "thanks" nowadays. When making a toast or toasting sb/stg you say "here's to Graham / the baby / our summer holidays..."

If someone passes away, there is not much you can say apart from "I'm sorry".

If you lose your job, you might say I got the sack.



This expression “ha ha” means that you laugh at the previous sentence. Is it okay? Do you know any more expressions?

For instance, if you want to make a toast, you say “cheers”. When you sneeze in Scotland, your friends say “bless you”. If you want to propose to your girlfriend, you can say “I love you”. To answer someone who says thanks, you can say: “Not at all” or “You’re welcome”. Your work partner says “Congratulations” when you become a Grandad. In Spain, if the company of the building sector dismisses anyone, he says “Me han dado el boleto”, but I don’t know how they say it in Scotland. If someone passes away, I don’t know how to give condolences. English people say “Please” a lot of times, but this word has fallen into disuse in Spain.

Roberto said…
Hi, Graham and José:

I suppose that´s the reason why most english teachers are so young... I mean, the low salary...

"LOL"("Laughing out Loud"),I diden´t know that expression...

See you.




Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

Yes, you are right. Most people move on from teaching and find a proper job with a decent wage.
Montse said…
Ha, ha, ha!!!
I love seeing how the blog keeps alive!! Graham, in Spain when somebody passes away they say "te acompaño en el sentimiento". It sounds quite old but people uses it very often.
I agree with José, we know grammar, vocabulary...but we don't know common expresions like "te invito a una copa" for instance...I get you a drink???
I'm afraid that they only way to cacth all those expresions is l ,iving among natives.
Well, the holiday time is finally here. I hope you all have a good time wherever you are going to spend your holidays.
Kisses.
José said…
Hi Graham,

This year we don`t talk about football in the blog. I don´t know if you want to give an intellectual air to your blog or you ignore the sport king. As you are a runner, only dedicate yourself to the marathon. It´s possible that you don´t want to wound to the losers because Scottish people are very sensitive. Anyway, I think the Madrilenian teams have lost because the reductions of Government. For instance, Ronaldo and Ramos are charged little and they are going to the employment office. It´s not obligatory to the footballers be efficient, if they are not charge a lot of money. They are not like the civil servants, Graham. On the other hand, the Atleti didn´t have luck, for first time in its life. I think Spain is going to win the Europe Campeonato next year and we are going to play with Scotland. Scotland is fingers and thumbs.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi Montse,

I often wonder why I have kept going with the blog. You will have seen that I don't create nearly as many posts as I used to. Nobody has complained .so far :-)


In Spain, when somebody passes away they say "te acompaño en el sentimiento". It sounds quite old-fashioned but people use it very often.
I agree with José, we know grammar, vocabulary...but we don't know common expressions like "te invito a una copa" for instance...
- I'll get these. / Let me get you a drink.
I'm afraid that the only way to pick up all these expresions is by living among natives.


Have a great time in Prague. I think it is worth getting up early to visit the sights before the hordes of tourists arrive.

Graham said…
Hi José,

I didn't know that you were into football. I can't imagine you like these overly-excited men that we see on the telly jumping up and down and singing "campeones, campeones oh ay oh ay oh ay"


We haven't talked about football in the blog this year. I don´t know if you want to give an intellectual air to your blog or you ignore the King of sports. As you are a runner, you only dedicate yourself to the marathon. It´s possible that you don´t want to hurt the losers because Scottish people are very sensitive. Anyway, I think the Madrilenian teams have lost because of government cuts. For instance, Ronaldo and Ramos aren't paid much and they are going to the employment office. It´s not obligatory for footballers to be efficient, if they don't earn much. They are not like civil servants, Graham. On the other hand, Atleti didn´t have luck / were unlucky, for the first time in its life. I think Spain is going to win the European Championships next year and we are going to play Scotland. Scotland is all fingers and thumbs.


Ask me about "wound" and "charge" in our next class. I'm too tired to explain it all now. I need to have a siesta - just like the civil servants.


José said…

Sorry Graham, you have to get used to working with a dunce. The civil servants have not time to have a siesta. In Spain every day we say “Campeones, campeones, oé, oé oé”, but Scottish people never say it because they never are the winners on football. What “oh ay oh ay oh ay” means? Is it like oé, oé?

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Now that I am on holiday, I am having a siesta most days :-)

Civil servants have no time to have a siesta. In Spain we say “Campeones, campeones, oé, oé oé” every day, but Scottish people never say it because they are never the winners at football / they never win at football. What does "oh ay" mean?