Exercise 1

A. Listen to two friends talking about Valentina Tereshkova. Tick (✓) the questions you can answer after listening to their conversation.

1   Where did she go to school?

2   Why did she get the job?

3   How did she meet her husband?

4   Where does she live now?

5   What does she want to do in the future?

B. Listen again and answer the questions you ticked in A.

Answer & Audioscript


 Why did she get the job?

 How did she meet her husband?

 What does she want to do in the future?


2   Because she was young and she was quite small. And she also did a lot of parachute jumping.

3   He was on the same space programme.

5   She would like to fly to Mars.


A   What are you reading?

 Oh, it’s about Valentina Tereshkova.

A   Who’s she?

 She’s a Russian cosmonaut. Do you know about her?

A   No. What did she do?

 Well, she was the first woman in space. She went into space in 1963. It says here, 400 people wanted the job, but they asked her.

A   Why did they ask her?

B   Well, she was young, and she was quite small. And she also did a lot of parachute jumping.

A   Oh, so she went in planes a lot.

B   Yes! And she married a cosmonaut, too. She met him in 1963. He was on the same space programme. And they had a daughter.

 So, did she go into space again?

 No, she only went once. But she said she would like to fly to Mars one day. She said that when she was 70!

Exercise 2

A. Listen to Celia, the head teacher at the school, talk to Andy. Is he a good person for the job?

B. Listen again. What can Andy do? Complete sentences 1—4 with the words and phrases in the box.

teach  –  ride a horse  –  play the guitar  –  sing  –  dance

1   He can ………… and ………… quite well.

2   He can ………… very well.

3   He can’t ………… very well.

4   He can’t ………… at all.

Answer & Audioscript


No, he isn’t.


1 sing, play the guitar   2 ride a horse   3 dance   4 teach


CELIA   Hi, Andy! I’m Celia, nice to meet you!

ANDY   Hi, Celia! Nice to meet you, too.

C   Well, let’s start. First question, what fun things can you do with the students?

A   Well, I can play the guitar.

C   Great. And can you sing?

A   Yes, I can. I can sing and play the guitar quite well. Oh, and I can ride a horse very well. You wanted someone who can ride a horse.

 That’s right – great! Now, our students also like parties and they like dancing. Can you dance well?

A   No, I can’t. I don’t really like dancing, so I can’t dance very well.

 That’s OK. And what about your teaching?

A   Teaching?

 Yes, can you teach well?

A   What? Sorry. I’m not a teacher. I can’t teach at all.

 Really? But … but did you read the advertisement?

A   Well … sort of … but not very well. I just read some of the words ‘sing, dance, ride a horse …’ – you know …

 But we want teachers – English teachers.

A   Oh. Sorry!

Exercise 3

A. Listen. Which is the description of the story, 1 or 2?

1   Sophia, Megan and James arrive home. They tell James about the fun things they did in Henley. Sophia knows where she wants to put the clock.

2   Sophia, Megan and James arrive home. Megan and James talk about places to visit in London. They like different places. Sophia can’t choose a good place for the clock.

B. Listen again and answer the questions.

1   What does James think of the clock?

2   What did Sophia think of Henley?

3   Why doesn’t Megan like London Zoo?

4   Why doesn’t James like the Tower of London?

5   Why does James think a clock in the bedroom is a bad idea?

6   Where does Sophia choose to put the clock?

Answer & Audioscript




1   He thinks it’s a great clock. / He likes it. / He thinks it’s very heavy.

2   She liked it very much.

3   She doesn’t think it’s very interesting. She thinks it’s more for children.

4   Because there are lots of tourists.

5   Because you can hear it all the time and it’s difficult to sleep.

6   In the living room.


SOPHIA   Are you sure you’re OK with the clock, James?

JAMES   Fine – just fine.

S   It isn’t too heavy?

J   No, no!

S   OK.


 It’s a great clock.

 I like it.

 Yeah, it looks really good.

 Thanks for meeting us.

MEGAN   Yes, thank you, James.

 No problem. Did you like Henley?

 Yes, very much. We had a nice time.

 Oh, that’s good.

M   We can go somewhere in London next weekend.

 I think London Zoo is very nice.

M   London Zoo?


M   I don’t think the zoo’s very interesting.

 Oh? Why not?

M   Well, it’s more for children.

 I don’t think so.

M   What about the Tower of London?

 Oh no! I don’t think the Tower of London’s a good idea.

M   Really?

 There are lots of tourists.

S   Well … I’m a tourist!

M   A kind of tourist.

S   Where’s a good place for the clock?

 In here?

M   What about the bedroom?

 I don’t think the bedroom is a good idea.

S   Why not?

 You can hear it all the time. It’s difficult to sleep.

S   Not for me!

 Oh. OK.

S   But maybe you’re right. It is better here in the living room. Maybe over there.

 OK. Here?

 Maybe. What do you think, Megan?

M   Yes, perhaps. Or maybe … No, I think there is good.

 Yes, I think you’re right. What do you think, James?

 I think this clock is very heavy!

Exercise 4

A. Put the words in the correct order to make expressions. Listen and check.

1   very interesting / museum is / I think the .

2   you think / what do / new restaurant / of the ?

3   you’re / I think / right .

4   so / think / I don’t .

5   the colour blue / I don’t think / is a good idea .

Answer & Audioscript

1   I think the museum is very interesting.

2   What do you think of the new restaurant?

3   I think you’re right.

4   I don’t think so.

5   I don’t think the colour blue is a good idea.

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