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CUTTING

EDGE
STARTER
NEW EDITION
VOCABULARY BOOK
01 NICE TO MEET YOU
Grammar focus 1
Names and introductions: I and you; my and your

Hello \h"lU\ ..................................


Hi \haI\ .................................. Are you Miss Jackson? \ ju\
..................................
Yes, thats right. \ jes Dts "raIt\
..................................

Im Maria. \aIm\ ..................................

full name \fUl "neIm\


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

Nice to meet you.


\naIs t "mit jU\ ..................................

first name \fst "neIm\


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

Whats your name, please?


\wts jO "neIm pliz\
..................................
My names Hiroshi Kazuma.
\"maI neImz\ ..................................
surname \"sneIm\ ..................................

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Vocabulary
Jobs

an actor \"kt\ a footballer \"fUtbOl\ a student \"stjudnt\


.................................. .................................. .................................
an actress \"ktrIs\
..................................

a police officer
a businessman \p"lis fIs\ a teacher \"titS\
\"bIznIsmn\ .................................. .................................
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a businesswoman
\"bIznIswUmn\
..................................

a politician a tennis player


\plI"tISn\ \"tenIs pleI\
a doctor \"dkt\ .................................. .................................
..................................

an engineer
\endZI"nI\ a singer \"sIN\ a waiter \"weIt\
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Vocabulary
Numbers 120

one \wn\ .................................. six \sIks\ ..................................


seven \"sevn\ ..................................
eight \eIt\ ..................................
nine \naIn\ ..................................
ten \ten\ ..................................
two \tu\ .................................. eleven \I"levn\ ..................................
twelve \twelv\ ..................................
thirteen \T"tin\ ..................................
fourteen \fO"tin\ ..................................
fifteen \fIf"tin\ ..................................
three \Tri\ ..................................
sixteen \sIk"stin\ ..................................
seventeen \sevn"tin\
..................................

four \fO\ ..................................

eighteen \eI"tin\
..................................

nineteen \naIn"tin\
..................................

five \faIv\ .................................. twenty \"twenti\ ..................................

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Language live Vocabulary
Hello and goodbye Classroom language
Stefan, this is Gabriel.
Hi, Gabriel, nice to meet
you.
................................................................ a book \bUk\ a pen \pen\
................................................................ .................................. ..................................
................................................................

How are you?


Fine thank you. And you?
Im very well thanks.
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a picture \"pIktS\
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close \klUz\ ..................................
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Goodbye!
Bye. See you again.
Yes, see you!
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listen \"lIsn\ read \rid\
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say \seI\
look \lUk\ ..................................
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work in pairs
open \"Upn\ \wk\ \pez\
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02 AROUND THE WORLD
Vocabulary
Countries

Brazil \br"zIl\ .................................. Poland \"pUlnd\ ..................................

France \frAns\ .................................. Russia \"rS\ ..................................

Great Britain \greIt "brItn\ Spain \speIn\ ..................................


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

Turkey \"tki\ ..................................


Italy \"Itli\ ..................................

the USA \D ju es "eI\


Japan \dZ"pn\ .................................. ..................................
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Vocabulary
Nationalities

Brazilian \br"zIlin\ .................................. Polish \"pUlIS\ ..................................

French \frentS\ .................................. Russian \"rSn\ ..................................

British \"brItIS\ .................................. Spanish \"spnIS\ ..................................

Italian \I"tlin\ .................................. Turkish \"tkIS\ ..................................

Japanese \dZp"niz\ American \"merIkn\


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Vocabulary
Numbers 21100

twenty-one twenty-six
\twenti "wn\ \twenti "sIks\ forty \"fOti\
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twenty-two twenty-seven
\twenti "tu\ \twenti "sevn\ fifty \"fIfti\
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twenty-three twenty-eight
\twenti "Tri\ \twenti "eIt\ sixty \"sIksti\
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seventy \"sevnti\
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eighty \"eIti\
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twenty-four twenty-nine
\twenti "fO\ \twenti "naIn\ ninety \"naInti\
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twenty-five
\twenti "faIv\ thirty \"Tti\ a hundred \"hndrd\
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03 GOING PLACES
Vocabulary
Plural nouns

a bus \bs\ ..................................


a man \mn\ ..................................
plural: buses \"bsIz\
plural: men \men\ ..................................
..................................

a car \kA\ ..................................


plural: cars \kAz\ .................................. a person \"psn\ ..................................

a child \tSaIld\ .................................. plural: people \"pipl\


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

a taxi \"tksi\ ..................................


plural: children \"tSIldrn\ plural: taxis \"tksiz\ ..................................
..................................

a woman \"wUmn\ ..................................


a city \"sIti\ .................................. plural: women \"wImIn\
plural: cities \"sItiz\ .................................. ..................................
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Vocabulary
Common adjectives
awful food a fantastic school

awful fantastic
\"Ofl\ \fn"tstIk\
.................... ....................

awful people fantastic weather

a beautiful city good food

beautiful good
\"bjutIfl\ \gUd\
.................... ....................

beautiful weather good weather

a big city happy people

big happy
\bIg\ \"hpi\
.................... ....................

a big room

an expensive city a nice room nice people

expensive nice
\Ik"spensIv\ \naIs\
.................... ....................

an expensive room nice weather

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Vocabulary
Food and drink

bread \bred\ .................................. meat \mit\ ..................................

cheese \tSiz\ ..................................


milk \mIlk\ ..................................

pasta \"pst\ ..................................


coffee \"kfi\ ..................................

eggs \egz\ .................................. rice \raIs\ ..................................

fish \fIS\ .................................. vegetables \"vedZtblz\


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

fruit \frut\ .................................. water \"wOt\ ..................................

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Language live
In a caf

a bottle of coke \btl v "kUk\ a burger \"bg\ ..................................


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

chips \tSIps\ .................................. pizza \"pits\ ..................................

a salad \"sld\ .................................. a sandwich \"snwIdZ\


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04 around town
Vocabulary
Places in a town

a bank \bNk\ .................................. a park \pAk\ ..................................

a bus stop \"bs stp\ a post office \"pUst fIs\


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

a caf \"kfeI\ .................................. a restaurant \"restrnt\


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

a car park \"kA pAk\ a square \skwe\ ..................................


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

a station \"steISn\ ..................................


a cinema \"sInm\ ..................................

a supermarket \"supmAkIt, "sju-\


a hotel \hU"tel\ .................................. ..................................
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Grammar focus 1
Prepositions of place

The restaurant is in the square. The hotel is on the right of the cinema.
............................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................

The caf is on the left of the bank. The supermarket is near the post office.
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Vocabulary
Common adjectives
a beautiful girl a large town

beautiful large
\"bjutIfl\ \lAdZ\
.................... ....................

a beautiful beach a nice place

a busy town
nice
\naIs\
busy ....................
\"bIzi\
.................... a nice person

a famous city an old city

famous old
\"feIms\ \Uld\
.................... ....................

a famous person an old university

a fantastic city a quiet town

fantastic quiet
\fn"tstIk\ \"kwaIt\
.................... ....................

a fantastic day a quiet person

an interesting day a small town

interesting small
\"IntrstIN\ \smOl\
.................... ....................

an interesting person a small supermarket

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Language live
Directions

Sorry.
Thats OK.
.....................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................

My house is near the sea.


......................................................................................................
Excuse me, wheres the station\ park\
bank?
Its over there, on the right\left.
.....................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................

Is this Eden Street?


Sorry, I dont know. My house is near a lake.
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Where is the bank?


Sorry, I dont understand.
.....................................................................................................
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My house is near a river.


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My house is in the mountains.


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05 HOME AND FAMILY
Vocabulary
Family

grandparents \"grnpernts\
..................................

husband wife
\"hzbnd\ \waIf\
.................................. ..................................
father \"fAD\ mother \"mD\
.................................. ..................................
parents \"pernts\
..................................

brother \"brD\ sister \"sIst\


.................................. ..................................
son \sn\ daughter \"dOt\
.................................. ..................................
children \"tSIldrn\
..................................
grandchildren \"grntSIldrn\
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Vocabulary
Verbs with noun phrases

have \hv, hv\


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

a cat \kt\ a garden \"gAdn\


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

in the centre of the city


alone \"lUn\ live \lIv\ \"sent\
.................................. .................... ..................................

in a flat \flt\ with your parents \wID, wIT\


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

study \"stdi\
....................

languages \"lNgwIdZIz\ a lot \ lt\


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

work \wk\
....................

for a big company \"kmpni\ with computers


.................................. \km"pjutz\
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Vocabulary
Personal possessions

money \"mni\ ..................................


a camera \"kmr\ ..................................

a CD \si "di\ .................................. a passport \"pAspOt\


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

a credit card \"kredIt kAd\


.................................. a purse \ps\ ..................................

glasses \"glAsIz\ ..................................

a radio \"reIdiU\ ..................................

a magazine \mg"zin\
..................................
a wallet \"wlIt\ ..................................

a mobile phone \mUbaIl "fUn\


.................................. a watch \wtS\ ..................................

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06 THINGS YOU DO
Vocabulary
Likes and dislikes
hate \heIt\
..................................

dont like \dUnt "laIk\


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

is/are OK \U"keI\
.................................. football \"fUtbOl\ ..................................
like \laIk\
..................................

love \lv\
..................................

Italian food \Itlin "fud\


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

a cartoon \kA"tun\ ..................................

reading \"ridIN\ ..................................

classical music \klsIkl "mjuzIk\


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

rock music \"rk mjuzIk\


..................................
cooking \"kUkIN\ ..................................

dancing \"dAnsIN\ .................................. shopping \"SpIN\ ..................................


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Vocabulary
Activities verbs

play \pleI\
....................

a computer game
\km"pjut geIm\ football \"fUtbOl\
.................................. ..................................

read \rid\
....................

a book \bUk\ a newspaper \"njuspeIp\


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

use \juz\
....................

a computer \km"pjut\ the internet \"Intnet\


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

watch \wtS\
....................

TV \ti "vi\ a video \"vIdiU\


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07 YOUR TIME
Vocabulary
Daily routines

go to \"gU t, tU\
....................

bed \bed\ work \wk\


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

get \get\
....................

up \p\ home \hUm\


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

breakfast \"brekfst\ have \hv, hv\ lunch \lntS\


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

dinner \"dIn\ sleep \slip\


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

work \wk\
....................

start \stAt\ finish \"fInIS\


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Vocabulary
Times

seven oclock \"klk\


five past seven ..................................
\faIv pAst "sevn\
..................................

quarter past five \kwOt "pAst\


twenty past ten ..................................
\twenti pAst "ten\
..................................

twenty-five to nine half past two \hAf "pAst\


\twenti faIv t "naIn\ ..................................
..................................

ten to six
\ten t "sIks\
quarter to eight \kwOt "tu\
..................................
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Vocabulary Grammar focus 1
Days Frequency adverbs
100% always
\"OlweIz\
Monday \"mndi\ ..................................
..................................

Tuesday \"tjuzdi\
..................................
usually
\"juZuli, "juZli\
..................................

Wednesday \"wenzdi\
..................................

sometimes
Thursday \"Tzdi\
..................................
\"smtaImz\
..................................

Friday \"fraIdi\
..................................

not usually
\nt "juZuli, "juZli\
..................................
Saturday \"stdi\
..................................

Sunday \"sndi\
.................................. 0% never
\"nev\
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Vocabulary Vocabulary
Daily routines Prepositions with
time expressions
three oclock half past six

at

clean the house meet friends


\klin D "haUs\ \mit "frendz\ quarter to ten
.................................. ..................................

day week

every
do your read a book
homework \rid "bUk\
\du jO "hUmwk\ .................................. weekend
..................................

the morning the afternoon

in
stay in
go to the cinema
\steI "In\
\gU t D "sInm\ .................................. the evening
..................................

Tuesday Thursday

on
listen to music watch TV
\lIsn t "mjuzIk\ \wtS ti "vi\
.................................. ..................................
Friday
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08
Vocabulary
YOU CAN DO IT!

Verbs things you do


hear \hI\ use a computer\juz
.................................. km"pjute\
see \si\
..................................

talk \tOk\
..................................

sit\sIt\ stand \stnd\ walk \wOk\ run \rn\


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

ride a bicycle swim \swIm\


\raId "baisikl\ .................................
..................................

play

basketball the guitar


\"bAskItbOl\ chess\tSes\ \D gI"tA\
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Vocabulary
Parts of the body
the head \hed\
..................................
a hand \hnd\
..................................
an arm \Am\
..................................

an eye \aI\
..................................
an ear \I\
..................................

a leg \leg\
..................................

blood \bld\
..................................

a bone \bUn\
..................................

feet \fit\
..................................

a foot \fUt\
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09 NOW AND THEN
Vocabulary
Ordinal numbers and dates
January 1st, first we write:
\"dZnjuri, -njUri\ \fst\ April 15th
.................................................... ............................................................ ............................................................

February 2nd, second


\"februri, "febjUri\ \"seknd\ we say:
.................................................... ............................................................ April the fifteenth
March ............................................................
\mAtS\ 3rd, third
.................................................... \Td\
............................................................ we write:
April
August 27th
\"eIprl\ 4th, fourth ............................................................
....................................................
\fOT\
May ............................................................
\meI\ we say:
.................................................... 5th, fifth April the twenty-seventh
June \fIfT\ ............................................................
\dZun\ ............................................................
....................................................
10th, tenth Whens your birthday?
July \tenT\ February 10th.
\dZU"laI\ ............................................................ ............................................................
.................................................... ............................................................
August 12th, twelfth
\"Ogst\ \twelfT\
.................................................... ............................................................ Whens your national
September day?
15th, fifteenth August 20th.
\sep"temb\
\fIf"tinT\ ............................................................
....................................................
............................................................ ............................................................
October
\k"tUb\ 21st, twenty-first
.................................................... \twenti "fst\
November ............................................................
\nU"vemb, n-\
30th, thirtieth
....................................................
\"TtiT\
December ............................................................
\dI"semb\
....................................................
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Grammar focus 1
Past simple of be: was/were

My father died in 1998.


\daId\
....................................................................................

It was a bad time.


\bd "taIm\
....................................................................................

Life was very difficult.


\"dIfIklt\
....................................................................................

Life is better now.


\"bet\
....................................................................................
We were always hungry.
\"hNgri\
....................................................................................

My house is very comfortable. My brother was always ill.


\"kmftbl, "kmft-\ \Il\
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Vocabulary
Years
1900
\naIntin "hndrd\
..................................

1906
\naIntin U "sIks\
..................................

1912
\naIntin "twelv\
..................................

1918
\naIntin eI"tin\
..................................

1936
\naIntin Tti "sIks\
..................................

1995
\naIntin naInti "faIv\
..................................

2000
\tu "TaUznd\
..................................

2008
\tu TaUznd nd "eIt\
..................................

to be born
\bOn\
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Vocabulary
Common adjectives

beautiful \"bjutIfl\ ugly \"gli\


places
.................................. ..................................

busy \"bIzi\ quiet \"kwaIt\


shops
.................................. ..................................

dangerous
safe \seIf\
\"deIndZrs\ roads
..................................
..................................

slow \slU\ fast \fAst\


cars
.................................. ..................................

unhappy
happy \"hpi\ children \n"hpi\
..................................
..................................

new \nju\ old \Uld\


buildings
.................................. ..................................

poor \pO\ rich \rItS\


families
.................................. ..................................

young \jN\ old \Uld\


people
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10 FAMOUS LIVES
Grammar focus 1
Past simple: regular verbs (positive)
worked \wkt\ walked \wOkt\
.................................. ..................................

watched \wtSt\
.................................. \t\

talked \tOkt\ liked \laIkt\


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

lived \lIvd\ studied \"stdid\


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

returned \rI"tnd\ married \"mrid\


.................................. \d\ ..................................

loved \lvd\ played \pleId\


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

started \"stAtId\ hated \"heItId\


.................................. \Id\ ..................................

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Grammar focus 3
Past simple: irregular verbs

He became an artist. \bI"keIm\ We met at a party. \met\


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

The lesson began at 9.00. \bI"gn\ She sang blues songs. \sN\
.................................. ..................................

He had six wives. \d, d, hd, hd\ He sold his pictures. \sUld\
.................................. ..................................

The train left at 5.30pm. \left\ He went to the bank. \went\


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

They made an album in 2002. \meId\ He wrote a letter. \rUt\


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11 TRAVEL
Vocabulary
Transport and travel

boat \bUt\ plane \pleIn\


.................................. by \baI\ ..................................
....................

bus \bs\ train \treIn\


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

car \kA\
Language live ..................................

Travelling by train
Can I have a single to London, please?
OK, thats 14.50.
......................................................................................................
......................................................................................................
Can I have a return to Cambridge, please?
Yes, thats 26.80.
a platform \"pltfOm\ ......................................................................................................
..........................................................................
......................................................................................................

What times the next train to Bristol?


Theres one at 11.46.
......................................................................................................
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Which platform?
a ticket office \"tIkIt fIs\ Platform eight.
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Vocabulary
Holiday activities

for a walk \fr "wOk\ go \gU\ skiing \"skiIN\


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

on holiday swimming \"swImIN\


\n "hldi\ ..................................
..................................

shopping \"SpIN\
..................................

the beach \bitS\ go to \"gU t, tU\ museums \mju"zimz\


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

restaurants stay in a hotel


\"restrnts\ \steI In hU"tel\
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12 WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Vocabulary
Things you can buy
a book \bUk\ a mobile phone
.................................. \mUbaIl "fUn\
..................................

a briefcase things you


\"brifkeIs\ carry with you
..................................

a magazine a handbag
\mg"zin\ \"hndbg\
.................................. ..................................

a carpet \"kApIt\ shampoo \Sm"pu\


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

coffee \"kfi\ things in the a table \"teIbl\


.................................. house ..................................

a chair \tSe\ furniture


.................................. \"fnItS\
....................
make-up \"meIkp\ a watch \wtS\
.................................. ..................................

a lamp \lmp\
..................................

things you wear jeans \dZinz\


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

a T-shirt \"ti St\


a jacket \"dZkIt\ clothes ..................................

..................................
\klUDz, klUz\
.................... boots \buts\
..................................

a jumper \"dZmp\ shoes \Suz\


.................................. ..................................
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Vocabulary
Describing objects: colours and sizes

extra small
\ekstr "smOl\
..................................
black \blk\ red \red\
.................................. ..................................

small
\smOl\
..................................

blue \blu\ white \waIt\


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

medium
\"midim\
..................................

brown \braUn\ yellow \"jelU\


.................................. .................................. large
\lAdZ\
..................................

extra large
green \grin\ \ekstr lAdZ\
..................................

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