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H Leisure time

1.1 ® 12a
i Listen to two people talking about what they do in their free time.

What do they prefer doing? Going out or staying in?


1 .......................................... 2 ..............................................................

1.2 Read the recording script for 12a and underline the phrases the people use to describe what they do in their free
time. Which phrases could you use to describe your leisure time?

1.3 I COMMON EXPRESSIONS Put the expressions into the correct place in the chart below.
TV a party swimming the cinema a quiet night in cards a drink friends round a concert surfing a restaurant a drive the
theatre a barbecue the beach a walk games a film shopping a club a play a DVD clubbing a match

STAYING IN GOING OUT


to hove a. party to go

to watch to go to

to ploy to go for
1.4 I Do you prefer going out or staying in? Use the expressions above and the words below to talk about yourself.
When I have some free time. I prefer to ...... and l also enjoy.— and ......
But I don’t really like ...... or -----
I Hobbies and Games
2.1 : Match pictures A-H with the games and pastimes 1-8.

l jigsaw puzzle ........................... 2 crossword ......

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3 cards ...................................... 4 dominoes .......
5 snakes and ladders .................. 6 backgammon .
chess .......... 8 su doku ............................................ We play games e.g. chess.
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I. We do other pastimes/activities e.g. a crossword.

1 jigsaw puzzle ........... 2 crossword ..............................


3 cards ......... 4 dominoes ...........................................
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2.3 Complete this paragraph about hobbies using the correct form of play, do and collect.
Everyone in my family has a hobby. My brother (1) ....... .............. chess; he only took it up recently and he plays
really well. My sister (2) ...................... unusual shells and my parents (3)........................ the crossword in the
newspaper every day. As for me. someone showed me how su doku puzzles work and I’ve really taken to them.
so I (A) ..................... them all the time now. When we're all together at the beach or at home in the winter, we
(5) ...................... cards and we sometimes (6) ....................... board games like snakes and ladders or
backgammon too.

Bs.ll PHRASAL VERBS Match these phrasal verbs with take with an object and a meaning.
TAKE after your hat hear and remember / T J accept
Vocabulary note
in \ a business /resemble someone fill up Take is used with up to mean you
off a new friend
develop a liking for
begin doing something as a hobby:
on information gain control of
over \ space / took up chess last year.
remove
to ^ someone in your family Take is used with to to mean you
really enjoy doing something: I’ve
up work
really token to su doku puzzles.
3.2 I
Use one of the phrasal verbs with take to complete these sentences.
1 1...
Gemma’s flatmate, Kate, as soon as I met her.
2 There was so much to .... .... .. ....... at the lecture that 1 found it hard to make notes about everything.
3 The piano ............ .......a lot of space downstairs, but we all enjoy playing it.
Now you’re here, why don’t you ............ ........ your coat and sit down and have a cup of coffee?
5 Peter ________ __ his father - he looks and sounds just like him at times.
6 Amanda's decided to ............ ......... some more teaching now the children are older.
7 GDC Electronics has finally ...... ...... ... . its rival. Telectrical.
H Cinema and theatre
4.11 Look at the words below. Write C in the space if they are for the cinema, T if they are for the theatre or B if they are
for both.
’ actor JL critic .... performance .......................... special effects
audience ........ director .... plot .... stage
box office ...... documentary .......................... rehearsal ............................... studio
cartoon .......... drama .... reviews .... subtitles ....
cast ..... dressing room Sciencefiction ........ thriller
costumes ....... location .... screen .... trailer
comedy ......... musical ..... soundtrack

4.2 @J?b) Listen to two people talking about whether they prefer going to the cinema or theatre. Which does
each one prefer, and why?

Which do you prefer, and why?

5 * @55 Listen to these reviews of popular films. Which kind of film is being described in each one?
® A?L) Listen to these reviews of popular films. Which kind of film is being described in each one
Choose the correct word from the box. There is one word you will not use.
western thriller romantic comedy horror cartoon documentary drama
5 ! (®_l2c) Listen to these reviews of popular films. Which kind of film is being described in each one?
Choose the correct word from the box. There is one word you will not use.
western thriller romantic comedy horror cartoon documentary drama

1 ....................... 2 ...................... 3 ........ .. ..........


t* .......................... 5 ...................... 6 ............................................

16.1 j Look at the recording script for 12c. All the words in italics are adjectives. They are all positive in meaning. They
can all be used with the word film, play or story. But not all reviews are good, and some will contain negative
adjectives.

Look at the adjectives below. Mark them P for positive, or N for negative.

gripping P unimpressive stunning uninteresting tedious entertaining


brilliant imaginative uninspired fascinating wooden

6.2 I Choose the appropriate adjective to complete the paragraph.


Friends had recommended a new thriller called ’Green Line’. They said that the plot was absolutely fascinating/
unimpressive and that lead actor Gene Bruno gave a really wooden/brilliant performance. But l was bitterly
disappointed when I went to see it. I found the plot totally imaginotive/uninteresting and halfway through the film. I
guessed the ending. The directing was totally uninspired/gripping as well; probably because the story, which was
based on a case of mistaken identity, was horribly tedious/stunning.
READING Part 3
You are going to read some film reviews. For questions 1-6, choose from the films A-C. The films may be
chosen more than once.
Which review mentions
some amusing moments? the story being based 1
on a true event? a well-designed plot? 2
the impressive performances of the main actors? 3
a storyline which is rather unimaginative? making 4
excellent use of technology? 5
A B 6 C

Sally Strikes Again! The heat of summer The Triangle


Other recent films about sea Harry Elfondo and Heather Mackenzie This murder mystery is director Jimmy
creatures have managed to appeal to play the leading roles in this film aimed Syke's most accessible, entertaining
both adults and kids, but I don't feel at teenagers. Elfondo adds class and work since Live Again. In his usual
this one necessarily has all the assurance and Mackenzie is affecting style, a dozen or so key characters
ingredients to do that. One fish looks and affectionate. Despite the fact that cross paths in unexpected ways until
much like another to me, but there there are few original thoughts in the everything becomes clear in the last
are some good lines which make you plot and parts are quite tedious, you ten minutes.The film is set in a
laugh out loud and the computer can't help wanting to find out what fictional mining town but it is about a
animation is amazing. happens to their characters in the end. struggle for survival which actually
took place in a town in western
Canada.

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