Wednesday, 31 May 2017

1st Batxillerat Unit 8 Review Answer Key

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 113. Answer Key.

1 travel
2 going
3 book
4 staying
5 go
6 pack

1 historic
2 impressive
3 characterful
4 affordable
5 Sitting

1 cosy
2 plain
3 atmospheric
4 an affluent
5 sleepy

1 Line 1: on a travel => on a journey / trip (OR I’m travelling)
2 Line 2: passed => spent
3 Line 3: To swim => Swimming
4 Line 5: the surroundings => the surrounding area(s)
5 Line 7: for go => to go
6 Line 9: To sit => Sitting

1st Batxillerat Unit 6 Review Answer

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 111. Answer Key.

1 B 2 C 3 A 4 D 5 B 6 A 7 D 8 C

1 great inspiration
2 meat was cooked
3 got my eyes tested
4 will be observed
5 is battery-operated
6 eco-friendly model

1 Even though
2 On the one hand
3 Despite
4 However
5 In spite of

1 discovered itself => was discovered
2 made => was made
3 proving => testing
4 correct
5 paper recycled => recycled paper
6 cut her hair => had her hair cut

1st Batxillerat Unit 5 Review Answer Key

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 110. Answer Key.

1 can’t have seen
2 have to ask
3 catch his eye
4 will be able to
5 with each other
6 can’t come

1 confidence
2 impatient
3 disrespectful
4 aggressive
5 apologize

1 I would be grateful if you could send me a new phone.
2 I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.
3 I was wondering if it would be possible to get my money back.
4 I appreciate your assistance with this issue.
5 Dear Ms Harris, I am writing in relation to a phone which I bought from you recently.

1 Do we can => Can we
2 musts => must
3 sensible => sensitive
4 will can => can / will / will be able to
5 the hands => hands
6 correct

1st Batxillerat Unit 4 Review Answer Key

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 109. Answer Key.

1 A 2 C 3 D 4 A 5 B 6 C 7 A 8 B

1 keep your cool
2 me to phone
3 get on well with
4 if he could take
5 suggested that we go cycling / suggested going cycling
6 are going out

1 So, how are you settling in to the new house, then?
2 Remember I told you I’d come and visit?
3 Hey, have you heard that Kay and Lee are dating?
4 Anyway, let’s meet up soon. (OR Let’s meet up soon, anyway.)
5 I almost forgot, what’s your new phone number?

1 that her tell => her to tell
2 that he don’t tell => not to tell
3 get to know to someone => get to know someone
4 correct
5 compromise => commitment
6 had he => he had

1st Batxillerat Unit 2 Review Answer Key

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 107. Answer Key.

1 pollution
2 population
3 ourselves
4 operating
5 going

1 will
2 going
3 be
4 change(s)
5 have
6 themselves

1 Robots will work so that people will have more free time.
2 They leave Earth so as to escape an epidemic.
3 Villagers have been collecting food to prepare for a disaster.
4 Mars doesn’t have oxygen and as a result, people can’t live there.
5 The robot loses control, so they have to try to stop it.

will get => get
help => ‘ll help
you => yourself / yourselves
will reach => reach
them => themselves
are going to => will

1st Batxillerat Unit 3 Review Answer Key

1st Batxillerat. Student's Book page 108. Answer Key.

1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 A 6 D 7 D 8 B

1 is unsuitable
2 who is a director
3 whose album
4 his back on
5 face up to
6 which is being closed down

1 No sooner
2 had finished
3 had already gone
4 than
5 had

1 Line 2: who => which
2 Line 2: ilegal => illegal
3 Line 3: inmoral => immoral
4 Line 6: irresponsable => irresponsible
5 Line 7: which => who
6 Line 7: who’s => whose

4th ESO. Australia and New Zealand. Jeopardy review game.

Click on the links below if you want to revise for the exam while playing jeopardy:

OZ & NZ Jeopardy 1

OZ & NZ Jeopardy 2

Jeopardy Game. 1st batxillerat. Up to Unit 4 (and part of 5)

Up to Unit 4 (and part of Unit 5) Jeopardy Game

End of Year Jeopardy Game

End of Year Jeopardy Review Game

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Conditionals (0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

2nd Batxillerat End of Year revision ANSWER KEY

End of year revision               2nd Batxillerat          Grammar & Vocabulary

1   Complete the sentences with the verbs in the box. Use the correct participle or participial phrases. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
check   cry   live   run   shake   shock   walk
     Running around the track, he got very tired.
1   Shocked to hear the news, he turned pale and left the room.
2   Having checked all his messages, he put down the phone.
3   Living in the countryside, he’s lost touch with many of his friends in the city.
4   Walking into the job interview, he tripped and fell over.
5   The teacher saw Vicky crying and asked her what was wrong.
6   I felt the ground shake/shaking beneath my feet and ran outside.

2   Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. Use the words in brackets.

1   It’s not against the rules for staff to chew gum. (be allowed to)
     Staff is/are allowed to chew gum.
2   I should have arrived on time. (if only)
     If only I had arrived on time.
2   I really want to be able to play the violin. (wish)
     I wish I were able to/was able to/could play the violin.
3   I really want my neighbours to stop playing loud music. (wish)
     I wish my neighbours would stop playing loud music.   
4   I won’t go shopping unless you lend me your car. (if)
     If you don’t lend me your car, I won’t go shopping.        
5   I failed my exam because I didn’t study. (had)
     If I had studied, I wouldn’t have failed my exam.  
6   The hairdresser cut Sue’s hair yesterday. (got)
     Sue got her hair cut yesterday.
7   They gave Mrs Harris a present. (was)
     Mrs Harris was given a present.
8   There’s the place – I got married there. (where)
     There’s the place where I got married.
9   ‘You broke my bike,’ Ian said to Helen. (accused)
     Ian accused Helen of breaking his bike.
10 ‘I didn’t hit your car, Mr Long,’ said Dan. (denied)
     Dan denied hitting/having hit Mr Long’s car.

3   Choose the correct options or complete the gaps with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets.
Pop-up shops, which / where are temporary shops that appear for a short period of time, are becoming more common. Pop-up shops (1) are used (use) by businesses because they are often more affordable than having a permanent shop. They are also useful for promoting a business because their sudden appearance (2) is usually noticed (usually / notice) by passers-by and potential customers. They (3) give (give) businesses the opportunity to test new products on the market, (4) which / who helps them for the future. The temporary nature of a pop-up shop also (5) encourages (encourage) people (6) which / who are browsing to make quick purchases. There are some customers (7) whose / who admit (8) buying (buy) items from pop-up shops that they might not buy in normal shops.

4   Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in bold.
     Gemma promised to text me when she got home. (text)
1   Kamil apologized for forgetting his mother’s birthday. (forget)
2   By the time you arrived, we had already been waiting for three hours. (already / wait)
3   Sam advised his sister not to go to the party. (not / go)
4   Did you see James yesterday? (see)
5   Sorry, I forgot the money. I will bring it tomorrow, I promise. (bring)
6   Have you ever visited the Taj Mahal? (ever / visit)

5   Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. Use the words in bold.
1   He’s starting doing judo. (taken)
     He’s taken up judo.
2   Susan has given up cigarettes. (stopped)
     Susan has stopped smoking (cigarettes).
3   My internet shopping addiction is out of control. (hand)
     My internet shopping addiction has got out of hand.
4   These tickets are very expensive. (arm)
     These tickets cost an arm and a leg.
5   My sister is doing lots of shopping to make herself feel better. (therapy)
     My sister is getting some retail therapy.
6   Dan is very unhappy at the moment. (down)
     Dan is feeling down at the moment.
6   Complete the sentences. Use the correct forms of phrasal verbs formed from the words in bold.
     I’ve decided to sign up for a triathlon. (sign)
1   Jane couldn’t finish the race and dropped out three kilometres from the end. (drop)
2   I don’t like it when people listen in on my conversations. (listen)
3   He finished talking to his friend on the phone and then hung up. (hang)
4   After answering my emails, I logged off the computer. (log)

7   Complete the sentences with a compound adjective formed with a word from A and a word from B.
A  ankle-   average-   clean-   friendly-   scruffy-   well

B  dressed   length   looking (x2)   shaven   sized
     After he removed his beard, he was clean-shaven.
1   His clothes were old and his hair was very messy – he was scruffy-looking.
2   She was wearing a blue T-shirt and a long, ankle-length skirt.
3   He was well-dressed in a suit and tie.
4   My sister is friendly-looking . She’s always smiling.
5   He wasn’t fat or thin – he was average-sized .

Wake up!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

So or such?

Question tags

Question tags

Question tags are the short questions that we put on the end of sentences – particularly in spoken English. There are lots of different question tags but the rules are not difficult to learn.


If the main part of the sentence is positive, the question tag is negative ….
  • He’s a doctor, isn’t he?
  • You work in a bank, don’t you?
... and if the main part of the sentence is negative, the question tag is positive.
  • You haven’t met him, have you?
  • She isn’t coming, is she?
With auxiliary verbs

The question tag uses the same verb as the main part of the sentence. If this is an auxiliary verb (‘have’, ‘be’) then the question tag is made with the auxiliary verb.
  • They’ve gone away for a few days, haven’t they?
  • They weren’t here, were they?
  • He had met him before, hadn’t he?
  • This isn’t working, is it?
Without auxiliary verbs

If the main part of the sentence doesn’t have an auxiliary verb, the question tag uses an appropriate form of ‘do’.
  • I said that, didn’t I?
  • You don’t recognise me, do you?
  • She eats meat, doesn’t she?
With modal verbs

If there is a modal verb in the main part of the sentence the question tag uses the same modal verb.
  • They couldn’t hear me, could they?
  • You won’t tell anyone, will you?
With ‘I am’

Be careful with question tags with sentences that start ‘I am’. The question tag for ‘I am’ is ‘aren’t I?’
  • I’m the fastest, aren’t I?

Question tags can either be ‘real’ questions where you want to know the answer or simply asking for agreement when we already know the answer.

If the question tag is a real question we use rising intonation. Our tone of voice rises.
If we already know the answer we use falling intonation. Our tone of voice falls.