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Upper Intermediate Progress Test Units 3–4A
4 Underline the correct alternative.
1 I’ve always taken good care at / of / with my
dogs and hate to see animals neglected.
2 We’ll have to stop at the service station or we’ll
run out / with / over of petrol soon.
3 She had to move back here because she didn’t take
up / for / to living in the USA.
4 They were brought up / in / down not to eat meat
so they don’t miss it.
5 He decided to step down with / from / of his job
and take on / with / up golf.
6 Never put off / up / under until tomorrow what you
can do today.
7 She set on / to / up an online business in 2005 and
went on / for / off to become a millionaire.
8 You can argue with him for hours but he’ll never
give at / out / in.
9 I don’t think I’ll ever settle on / down / up. I like
travelling too much.
Listening
1 Track 3 Listen to six recordings. What annoys
the speakers? Match 1–6 with answers a)–g).
There is one extra answer you do not need.
Speaker 1
e
Speaker 2
Speaker 3
Speaker 4
Speaker 5
Speaker 6
a) the sight of people’s unhygienic habits in public
b) the gap between the rich and the poor
c) the damage caused to the environment by
excessive waste
d) being ignored by waiters and shop assistants
e) trying to get through to customer services
assistants on the phone
f) the way her husband behaves when he’s driving
g) being disturbed by the use of mobile phones on
public transport
5
10
Pronunciation
2 Track 4 Listen and complete the sentences.
1 I ’ll never speak to him again.
2I
lent him the money.
3I
expecting to hear from him again so
soon.
4I
talk with his mouth full.
5 I just can’t
living in the countryside.
6 She
tell us when she’s arriving.
5 Correct two mistakes in each sentence.
1 When I had sixteen, I ’d think people over
forty were old.
was
used to
2 He’s not used to study so hard. He wishes he
wouldn’t gone to university.
3 We were laid by the pool when it was starting to
rain heavily.
4 She shouldn’t had bought so many clothes. She
won’t probably be able to pay for them.
5
5 We went to see the remain of an ancient temple.
The sceneries on the way was fantastic.
6 If only he hadn’t went out. He should’ve staying
here.
Vocabulary and Grammar
3 Match 1–11 with a)–k).
1 press
c
a) proximity to
2 deal
b) hindsight
3 a missed
c) the button
4 in close
d) the sauce
5 sprinkle
e) between
6 website
f) the cards
7 with
g) yourself
8 have second
h) the sugar
9 stir
i) opportunity
10 halfway
j) forum
11 kick
k) thoughts
10
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Upper Intermediate Progress Test Units 3–4A
6 Complete the second sentence so that it means
the same as the first. Use the word in capitals.
1 I never smoked when I was young. USE
I didn’t use to smoke when I was young .
2 I regret I wasn’t brought up by the sea. WISH
I
.
3 It started just after they’d left. SOON
It started
.
4 I’ve given them some money in case they want to
buy some sweets. MIGHT
I’ve given them some money because
.
5 He started working in the bank in 1995. I met him
in 2000. BEEN
He
for five
years when I met him.
6 At first I found the job difficult but it’s getting
easier now. USED
At first I found
now.
Speaking
8 Complete the responses.
1 A: I think I need an external hard drive .
B: Need a what ?
2 A: This cheese sauce is lumpy. Did you sieve the
flour?
B: Did I sieve
?
3 A: Then you put this lead in the USB port.
B: Put this lead
?
4 A: The object is for your team to guess the name
of the murderer.
B: Guess the name
?
5 A: What happens is that the paper jams if you
don’t put it in the tray properly.
B: The paper
?
6 A: Basically, the point of the exercise is to
strengthen your abs.
B: Strengthen
?
10
5
7 Choose the correct answers to complete the
text: a), b), c) or d).
About a year ago, my wife and I 1 c the papers
after breakfast. I 2
just finished a very
interesting article about niche holidays when she
3
said, ‘I 4
thinking about having a
different kind of holiday this year.’ Until then, we’d
always 5
flop-out holidays on a sunny beach
somewhere. It was 6
time for a change. As we
both 7
train journeys, we decided to take the
Orient Express to Venice, and loved it. Now 8
a good chance our son will move to Shanghai for
work. If he 9
it’s likely we 10
a tour of
China. Otherwise we might take a cruise up the
Nile. I 11
we’d been more adventurous when
we were younger!
9 Match gaps 1–11 in the conversation with a)–k)
below.
A: Why don’t we try the new Vietnamese
restaurant? 1 d .
B: Yes, I’ve heard about it. 2
.
A: Really? 3
. It’s really tasty and varied.
B: I know what you mean – but 4
and they
seem to use it in everything. Nuts, too. 5
.
6
A: OK, so
?
B: Well, 7
. Pizzas are my favourite –
naturally!
A: Actually, 8
, especially lasagne.
9
B: Me, too. But
that you can see exactly
what you’re eating!
A: Yes. And 10
is that it’s cheap! So 11
!
1 a) read
c) were reading
2 a) was
b) been
3 a) ’s
b) suddenly
4 a) ’ve been b) had
5 a) go
b) been
6 a) eventually
c) then
7 a) enjoy
c) have enjoyed
8 a) it’s
c) it has
9 a) did
b) go
10 a) ’re doing
c) could do
11 a) regret b) hope
b) ’d read
d) ’ve read
c) ’ve
d) ’d
c) finally
d) ’d
c) just
d) might
c) had
d) went
b) the
d) obviously
b) are enjoying
d) enjoyed
b) there’s
d) it might be
c) moved
d) does
b) ’ll do
d) do
c) wish
d) wished
a) where would you like to eat
b) I’m not keen on coconut
c) the food I like most is Italian
d) Apparently the food’s great
e) let’s have Italian!
f) But I’m not really into Asian food
g) what I love about a pizza is
h) I’m a big fan
i) the thing I love about it
j) I can’t stand them
k) I’m quite keen on Italian too
10
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Reading
10 Read the texts and match questions 1–11 with
the people A–C.
What books mean to them
A Hugo Thompson is an independent bookseller,
rather a high risk business nowadays given
competition from online bookstores like Amazon,
discounted books in supermarkets and large
bookshop chains. However, Hugo’s not
complaining. His bookshop is in a delightful market
town in Dorset, in the south of England, where
many of the inhabitants believe in supporting their
local shops. He has a loyal group of customers who
regularly buy books from him. Furthermore, he’s
recently opened a small café in the shop, where
customers can sit and leaf through books they like
the look of over a latte and home-made carrot cake.
He’s not only made very good friends as a result,
but his business is thriving.
B Marian Taylor is an avid reader, particularly of
historical fiction and biographies of British
monarchs. However, she rarely buys new books
these days. She’s a retired nurse, and although she’d
love to support the local bookshops, she can’t really
afford to now. Fortunately, Marian loves browsing
in second-hand bookshops and charity shops, where
she can buy two or three books for the price of a
new one. Moreover, a friend of hers has introduced
her to a local book group, which gets together every
week to talk about books they’ve chosen. They take
it in turns to host the meeting, providing drinks and
snacks for the others. Naturally, they often find
chatting about their own lives more interesting than
the books!
C Mark Williams has been working in a bookshop
in Manchester for about three years. He found it
very hard at first. He hadn’t been used to having
books around at home and his friends were mostly
interested in music and sport. Initially, Mark worked
in the bestselling fiction section, which he found
quite embarrassing. He’d never heard of most of the
authors, and began to wish he’d shown more interest
in literature at school. However, he’s much happier
since he was moved to the sports section, where he’s
more knowledgeable about the subject. He’s also
discovered he can download ebooks to his MP3
player and read them on the bus. His favourites are
autobiographies of great sports stars such as Chris
Hoy and Wayne Rooney.
2 didn’t have books in their house when they were
younger?
3 has provided a comfortable place for people to
read?
4 is happier working with a subject they’re familiar
with?
5 likes reading about the lives of kings?
6 felt uncomfortable in their job at first?
7 runs their own business?
8 reads books about sports celebrities?
9 meets weekly to discuss books with other people?
10 works in a supportive community?
11 has been able to meet like-minded people with
the help of a friend?
15
Writing
11 Underline the correct alternative.
It is often 1 said / told that satellite TV has led to
the increase in obesity in children. It seems to me,
2
however / although, that it’s not only the TV
companies who are to blame. There are other factors
that contribute to this trend.
To start 3with / off, fast food restaurants are
continuing to proliferate and are, 4finally /
unfortunately, making junk food even more easily
available. 5In contrast / Furthermore, parents with
young children find it difficult to refuse the pleas of
their children for hamburgers and fries. 6In addition
to this / To sum up, children don’t always get
enough exercise, especially in urban areas. 7For
instance / Unsurprisingly, their parents are afraid to
let them play outside. 8At / In the same time, more
people are becoming aware of the need to eat
healthily and take exercise.
To 9conclusion / conclude, medical research will
10
hopefully / naturally find a way of controlling the
problem and the health risks linked to obesity will
11
apparently / eventually disappear.
5
12 Write a short story ending with the saying
Every cloud has a silver lining. Write 140–180
words on a separate sheet of paper.
Which person:
1 hardly ever buys new books? B
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Upper Intermediate Progress Test Units 3–4B
Listening
1 Track 3 Listen to six recordings. What annoys
the speakers? Match 1–6 with answers a)–g).
There is one extra answer you do not need.
Speaker 1
b
Speaker 2
Speaker 3
Speaker 4
Speaker 5
Speaker 6
a) the gap between the rich and the poor
b) trying to get through to customer services
assistants on the phone
c) the damage caused to the environment by
excessive waste
d) her husband’s behaviour while he’s driving
e) being ignored by waiters and shop assistants
f) being disturbed by the use of mobile phones on
public transport
g) the sight of people’s unhygienic habits in public
10
Pronunciation
2 Track 4 Listen and complete the sentences.
1 I ’ll never speak to him again.
2I
lent him the money.
3I
expecting to hear from him again so
soon.
4I
talk with his mouth full.
5 I just can’t
living in the countryside.
6 She
tell us when she’s arriving.
4 Underline the correct alternative.
1 I’ve always taken good care at / of / with my
dogs and hate to see animals neglected.
2 He set on / to / up his first business in 1995 and
went on / for / off to become a billionaire.
3 I tried to persuade him to change his mind but he
wouldn’t give at / out / in.
4 I don’t think he’ll ever settle on / down / up. He
likes travelling too much.
5 We’ll have to stop at the supermarket. We’ve run
out / with / over of bread.
6 She had to move back here because she didn’t take
up / for / to living in Florida.
7 Their parents are vegetarians so they weren’t
brought up / in / down eating meat.
8 He decided to step down / off / up from his job and
take on / with / up golf.
9 Never put off / up / under until tomorrow what you
can do today.
5
5 Correct two mistakes in each sentence.
1 When I had sixteen, I ’d think people over
forty were old.
was
used to
2 I used to live on the outskirt of the city but I
couldn’t find a work there.
3 Does she thinking of taking up a new sport or is
she playing tennis for the next ten years?
4 We ate our picnic when it was starting to rain
heavily.
5
5 If only I hadn’t went to the party. I should’ve
staying at home.
6 He’s not used to train so hard. He wishes he
wouldn’t joined the rugby team.
Vocabulary and Grammar
3 Match 1–11 with a)–k).
1 press
h
a) magazine
2 with
b) yourself
3 have second
c) the sugar
4 mainland
d) opportunity
5 deal
e) forum
6 kick
f) thoughts
7 remote and
g) hindsight
8 missed
h) the button
9 gossip
i) peninsula
10 sprinkle
j) unspoilt
11 website
k) the cards
10
5
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Upper Intermediate Progress Test Units 3–4B
6 Complete the second sentence so that it means
the same as the first. Use the word in capitals.
1 I never smoked when I was young. USE
I didn't use to smoke when I was young .
2 I’ve given them some money because they might
want an ice-cream. CASE
I’ve given them
.
3 He went to live in Italy in 2001. I met him in
2006. LIVING
He
I met him.
4 At first I found the work hard but it’s getting
easier now. USED
At first I found the work hard
.
5 It was a mistake to sell our house. WISH
I
our house.
6 They will probably win the match. WELL
They
.
Speaking
8 Complete the responses.
1 A: I think I need an external hard drive .
B: Need a what ?
2 A: What happens is that the paper jams if you
don’t put it in the tray properly.
B: The paper
?
3 A: Basically, the point of the exercise is to
strengthen your thigh muscles.
B: Strengthen
?
4 A: This gravy is lumpy. Did you sieve the flour?
B: Did I sieve
?
5 A: Then you put this lead in the USB port.
B: Put this lead
?
6 A: The object is for your team to guess the name
of the celebrity.
B: Guess the name
?
10
5
7 Choose the correct answers to complete the
text: a), b), c) or d).
About a year ago, my wife and I 1 c the papers. I’d
just read an article about niche holidays when she
suddenly 2
, ‘I’ve 3
about having a
different kind of holiday this year.’ Until then, we
4
always had flop-out holidays on a beach
somewhere. It 5
obviously time for a change.
As we both enjoy train journeys, we 6
to take
the Orient Express to Venice, and 7
it. Now
there’s a good chance our son 8
to Shanghai
for work. If he does, it’s likely 9
do a tour of
China. Otherwise we 10
take a cruise up the
Nile. I wish we 11
done it when we were
younger.
9 Match gaps 1–11 in the conversation with a)–k)
below.
A: Why don’t we try the new Vietnamese
restaurant? 1 b .
B: Yes, I’ve heard about it. 2
.
A: Really? 3
. It’s really tasty and varied.
B: I know what you mean – but 4
and they
5
seem to use it in everything. Nuts, too.
.
A: OK, so 6
?
B: Well, 7
. Pizzas are my favourite –
naturally!
A: Actually, 8
, especially lasagne.
B: Me, too. But 9
that you can see exactly
what you’re eating!
A: Yes. And 10
is that it’s cheap! So 11
!
1 a) read
c) were reading
2 a) was saying
c) ’d said
3 a) been thinking
c) wondered
4 a) ---b) ’d
5 a) had been b) ’s
6 a) ’ve decided
c) decided
7 a) were loving
c) might love
8 a) will move b) goes
9 a) we’re
b) we
10 a) likely
b) might
11 a) ’ve
c) ’d
b) ’d read
d) ’ve read
b) said
d) ’s said
b) thought
d) deciding
c) were
d) ’ve
c) ’s been
d) was
b) ’d thought
d) thought
b) loved
d) have loved
c) will live
d) move
c) we might
d) we‘ll
c) won’t
d) probably
b) would
d) should have
a) what I love about a pizza is
b) Apparently the food’s great
c) let’s have Italian!
d) I’m a big fan
e) the thing I love about it
f) I’m not keen on coconut
g) the food I like most is Italian
h) I can’t stand them
i) I’m quite keen on Italian too
j) where would you like to eat
k) But I’m not really into Asian food
10
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Upper Intermediate Progress Test Units 3–4B
3 meets other people weekly to discuss books?
Reading
10 Read the texts and match questions 1–11 with
the people A–C.
What books mean to them
A Hugo Thompson is an independent bookseller,
rather a high risk business nowadays given
competition from online bookstores like Amazon,
discounted books in supermarkets and large
bookshop chains. However, Hugo’s not
complaining. His bookshop is in a delightful market
town in Dorset, in the south of England, where
many of the inhabitants believe in supporting their
local shops. He has a loyal group of customers who
regularly buy books from him. Furthermore, he’s
recently opened a small café in the shop, where
customers can sit and leaf through books they like
the look of over a latte and home-made carrot cake.
He’s not only made very good friends as a result,
but his business is thriving.
B Marian Taylor is an avid reader, particularly of
historical fiction and biographies of British
monarchs. However, she rarely buys new books
these days. She’s a retired nurse, and although she’d
love to support the local bookshops, she can’t really
afford to now. Fortunately, Marian loves browsing
in second-hand bookshops and charity shops, where
she can buy two or three books for the price of a
new one. Moreover, a friend of hers has introduced
her to a local book group, which gets together every
week to talk about books they’ve chosen. They take
it in turns to host the meeting, providing drinks and
snacks for the others. Naturally, they often find
chatting about their own lives more interesting than
the books!
C Mark Williams has been working in a bookshop
in Manchester for about three years. He found it
very hard at first. He hadn’t been used to having
books around at home and his friends were mostly
interested in music and sport. Initially, Mark worked
in the bestselling fiction section, which he found
quite embarrassing. He’d never heard of most of the
authors, and began to wish he’d shown more interest
in literature at school. However, he’s much happier
since he was moved to the sports section, where he’s
more knowledgeable about the subject. He’s also
discovered he can download ebooks to his MP3
player and read them on the bus. His favourites are
autobiographies of great sports stars such as Chris
Hoy and Wayne Rooney.
4 works in a supportive community?
5 didn’t use to have easy access to books in their
house?
6 has provided comfortable surroundings where
people can read?
7 is happier working with a subject they’re familiar
with?
8 has met like-minded people through their work?
9 likes reading about the lives of kings?
10 felt uncomfortable in their job at first?
11 has got used to not working?
15
Writing
11 Underline the correct alternative.
It is often 1 said / told that satellite TV has
contributed to the increase in obesity in children. It
2
feels / seems to me, 3however / although, that it’s
not the TV companies who are to blame. There are
other factors that contribute to this trend.
4
In / At the first place, fast food restaurants are
continuing to proliferate and are, 5finally /
unfortunately, making junk food even more easily
available. 6In contrast / Moreover, parents with
young children find it difficult to refuse the pleas of
their children for hamburgers and fries.
7
Furthermore / To sum up, children don’t always get
enough exercise, especially in urban areas. 8As an
example / Unsurprisingly, their parents are afraid to
let them play outside. In 9contrast / opposed to this,
more people are realising they need to eat well and
take exercise.
In 10conclusion / conclude, medical research will
hopefully find a way of controlling the problem and
the health risks linked to obesity will 11apparently /
eventually disappear.
5
12 Write a story ending with the saying Every
cloud has a silver lining. Write 140–180 words
on a separate sheet of paper.
Which person:
1 hardly ever buys new books? B
2 reads books about sports celebrities?
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Upper Intermediate Tests Answer Key
Now I have a successful boat hire
business. As the saying goes: Every
cloud has a silver lining.
(175 words)
Progress Test Units 3–4A
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
9:
10:
11:
12:
2g 3a 4b 5c 6f extra answer = d
2 shouldn't have
3 hadn’t been
4 wish he wouldn't
5 get used to
6 ’s unlikely to
2f 3i 4a 5h 6j 7b 8k 9d 10e 11g
2 out 3 to 4 up 5 from / up 6 off
7 up / on 8 in 9 down
2 to study studying / wouldn’t hadn’t
gone
3 laid lying / was starting started
4 shouldn't had have bought / won’t
probably probably won’t
5 remain remains / sceneries scenery
6 hadn't went gone out / should’ve
staying stayed
2 I wish I’d been brought up by the sea.
3 as soon as they / they’d left.
4 they might want to buy some sweets.
5 ’d been working in the bank
6 the job difficult, but I’m getting used to
it
2d 3b 4a 5c 6d 7a 8b 9d 10b 11c
2 the what? 3 in where? 4 of who?
5 does what? 6 my what?
2f 3h 4b 5j 6a 7c 8k 9g 10i 11e
2C 3A 4C 5B 6C 7A 8C 9B 10A
11B
2 however 3 with 4 unfortunately
5 Furthermore 6 In addition to this
7 Unsurprisingly 8 At 9 conclude
10 hopefully 11 eventually
(sample answer)
When I was made redundant from my job
as a sales manager last year, I thought it
was the end of the world. I’d worked for
the company since I left school. I’ll never
forget seeing the letter on my desk telling
me to clear my things and leave the
building immediately. I was totally
shocked.
Fortunately, I had savings in the bank so
didn’t have to worry about not being able
to paying the bills for a while. However,
I’m really into sailing and had been
saving for years to buy a new boat and
sail around the world. I didn’t want to
give up my dream. I searched for other
jobs online and sent off about two
hundred application letters. Two weeks
later, I’d had ten rejection letters.
Determined not to give up, I phoned my
friends and asked for advice. One of
them suggested setting up my own
business. That was the turning point.
Progress Test Units 3–4B
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
9:
10:
11:
12:
2f 3g 4a 5c 6d extra answer = e
2 shouldn't have
3 hadn’t been
4 wish he wouldn't
5 get used to
6 ’s unlikely to
2g 3f 4i 5k 6b 7j 8d 9a 10c 11e
2 up / on 3 in 4 down 5 out 6 to 7 up
8 down / up 9 off
2 outskirt outskirts / a work job
3 Does Is she thinking / playing going to
play tennis
4 ate were eating / was starting started
to rain
5 hadn't went gone / should’ve staying
stayed
6 used to train training / wouldn’t hadn’t
joined
2 some money in case they want an ice
cream.
3 ’d been living in Italy for five years
when
4 but I’m getting used to it.
5 wish we hadn’t sold
6 may well win the match.
2b 3a 4b 5d 6c 7b 8a 9d 10b 11c
2 does what? 3 my what? 4 the what?
5 in where? 6 of who?
2k 3d 4f 5h 6j 7g 8i 9a 10e 11c
2C 3B 4A 5C 6A 7C 8A 9B 10C
11B
2 seems 3 however 4 In
5 unfortunately 6 Moreover
7 Furthermore 8 Unsurprisingly
9 contrast 10 conclusion 11 eventually
See sample answer in Test A.
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Upper Intermediate Tests Audio Script
Track 3:
Progress Test Units 3–4, Listening exercise 2
1
Oh, I suppose I get irritated by the usual things – you know, waiting in queues,
rude waiters, expensive gas bills, that sort of thing. One thing that makes me
really furious though is when I have to phone my phone company or bank or
something, to ask for information or make a complaint. There’s nothing more
frustrating than having to listen to the endless lists of instructions. You know,
press one if you want to pay a bill, press two if you have a problem, press
three if you want to check your balance, and so on. It drives me crazy! And
you often have to key in your birthday and account number on the phone pad
– and inevitably, when you do finally get to speak to a real person, they ask
you to repeat all the same information!
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2
What really annoys me most is, well, what I suppose you could call ‘bad
manners’. The worst thing is on public transport. You know, when you’re on
the bus or train, and people talk on their mobile phones – really loudly! I
usually like to read on the train on my way to and from work, and it's just so
irritating to have to listen to people telling their friends all about what they did
the night before, or whatever. It's just so intrusive. And if it's not that, there's
someone next to you with an MP3 player, listening to music. It's great for them
– they hear the real thing. But all you hear is that tinny, buzzing kind of noise
from their earphones! The other thing is, I wish people would switch off their
phones in the cinema and the theatre. The other day, I went to see a show,
and there was a girl in front of me taking photos with her mobile. I couldn't
concentrate on the music – unbelievable!
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3
Don't laugh, but you know one of the things that really annoys me? People
who spit in public – like footballers. You see them spitting all the time when
you watch a game on telly. Ugh, disgusting! I mean, why do they have to do
it? I bet they wouldn't do it in their own homes. I know I do have a bit of a thing
about cleanliness and hygiene. You know, I can't stand seeing piles of dirty
washing up in the sink – or my kids throwing their clothes on the floor when
they take them off. Another thing that really upsets me is people eating in the
streets, especially late at night. They come out of the clubs or pubs, and then
go and buy fish and chips or hamburgers, and eat them on the bus, or walking
along the road. It’s so ugly – and the smell is awful. I mean, I’m not obsessed
about hygiene or anything – I just like everything to be clean and tidy.
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I try not to get annoyed with things any more – it’s not worth it. It doesn't
change anything, and you just get upset and stressed out. My philosophy now
is, if things annoy you so much then try and do something constructive about
them. I used to get really furious about all the injustice in the world – the gap
between the rich and the poor, the famines and droughts, hunger and poverty,
etc. I'd hear about these top executives earning millions in salaries and
bonuses, and just wanted to scream. And these premier league footballers,
for example, earning more money in a week than most people see in their
lifetime! So I decided to do some voluntary work. I’ve been helping out at the
local refugee centre, and I also help to cook meals for the homeless and the
elderly. At least it channels my energy and makes me feel better about life. I
wish I’d started it years ago.
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I just wish there wasn’t such a terrible waste of paper everywhere. I get so
annoyed. The packaging on food and things is bad enough, but that's nothing
compared to the amount of junk mail we get all the time. Hardly a day goes by
without getting useless letters from banks and catalogues of products you
don't want. I have to take at least two black bin bags of paper to be recycled
every week. And then there's all the free newspapers they hand out in the
streets. You see them left on buses, and tubes and trains – or thrown on the
ground, littering the town. It's outrageous. When I think of all the trees that had
to be cut down to make the paper, it makes me so angry! No wonder the
environment is in such a mess.
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Well, I don't usually let things get to me. I’m quite a patient person on the
whole. But I do worry about my husband when we're in the car together. He
gets really annoyed with other motorists all the time. It could be anything
really – for instance, if a car drives too closely behind us, or if somebody takes
a bit longer than usual to start driving off when the traffic lights turn green, or if
a car overtakes at a hundred miles an hour on a country road. I drive myself
and I do realise that all these things are very irritating – and often dangerous.
But Dan, that's my husband, goes completely mad. He starts shouting and
banging his fists on the steering wheel. And when his face goes all red, I get
really scared he might have a heart attack! To be honest, I try to avoid going
out with him in the car. I get too stressed out- and extremely irritated!
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Track 4:
Progress Test Units 3–4, Pronunciation exercise 2
1
I’ll never speak to him again.
I’ll never speak to him again.
2
I shouldn't have lent him the money.
I shouldn't have lent him the money.
3
I hadn’t been expecting to hear from him again so soon.
I hadn’t been expecting to hear from him again so soon.
4
I wish he wouldn't talk with his mouth full.
I wish he wouldn't talk with his mouth full.
5
I just can't get used to living in the countryside.
I just can't get used to living in the countryside.
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6
She’s unlikely to tell us when she’s arriving.
She’s unlikely to tell us when she’s arriving.
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