University language. Complete the blanks by using words or phrases from the box.

Freshers' bachelors terms lecture Doctor of Philosophy sandwich science prestigious

1. Universities in the UK usually have three _________ in a year.

2. The first degree most students study at university is also known as a __________degree.

3. What does PhD mean? __________

4. If a degree course includes a one-year industry placement, its also known as a _________ course.

5. Imperial College in London is famous for its teaching and research in __________.

6. Oxford and Cambridge universities are two of the most ________ universities in the country.

7. The first week of your first year at university is called _______ Week.

8. A lesson at university which takes place in a big hall with lots of students and one teacher is called a __________.

Idioms. Try to match each idiom to its definition.

1. to live in an ivory tower 2. to fly the nest 3. saved by the bell 4. the university of life a. learning from daily life and work rather than going to university b. not to be aware of the realities of everyday life c. to leave your parents' home for the first time in order to live somewhere else d. something that you say when a difficult situation is ended suddenly before you have to do or say something that you do not want to

Now complete the sentences below by using one of the idioms above.

1. My grandfather began to work in the print shop when he was fifteen and learned everything from ____________.

2. We were ______________ when the fire alarm went before we had to give a very badly prepared presentation.

3. Parents give their children thousands of pounds to help them ___________ and get a foot on the property ladder.

4. Like most professors, Jason seems _____________. He has no idea how ordinary people cope with life.

18. Rephrase the sentences using to be about to.

1. Ladies and gentlemen, the show is going to start. 2. We were going to leave when Jerry arrived. 3. The government is going to adopt an important law. 4. Work is going to start on a new factory building. 5. Our company is going to sign a new contract.

Futures. Do the quiz.

1. Which is the most natural question? __________ anything tonight?

a) Are you doing

b) Will you do

c) Do you do

d) Would you like to do

2. And the most natural answer? Sorry, __________ my hair.

a) Im washing

b) I will wash

c) I wash

d) I washed

3. Which is the most natural question? I might meet you at the cinema, what time __________?

a) is the film starting

b) will the film start

c) does the film start

d) did the film start

4. Which is the most natural future form? If youre not there, I __________ you a bell on your mobile.

a) m going to give

b) give

c) gave

d) ll give

5. Which is the most natural question? What __________ we have for dinner?

a) will

b) do

c) shall

d) are

Car hire. Match the phrases with their definitions.

seven day rental place where you collect the car
air-conditioning car hire for one week only
collision damage waiver (CDW) in-car temperature control
an additional charge insurance cover for the driver
third-party liability an extra cost
a pick-up location insurance cover for other road users

Listen to the sentences and write the verb you hear.

Script Answer
1. The professor lectures two times a day.  
2. The professor times his lectures very carefully.  
3. The professors lectures usually last two hours.  
4. Difficulties test our courage.  
5. Difficult tests often result in lots of mistakes.  
6. Their usual breakfast consists of cereal, coffee and rolls.  
7. When in a hurry, they breakfast on bread and cheese.  
8. The police inspector questions all the witnesses.  
9. At the beginning of the story, a young girl witnesses a murder.  
10. This kind of exercise develops ones memory.  
11. Students of English exercise their memory every day.  
12. People sometimes mistake a shy person for an unfriendly one.  

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Read the conversation after your teacher. Focus on the pronunciation.

A.: What does the government have to do?

B.: The government has to protect workers.

A.: What do the workers have to do?

B.: Workers have to speak with one voice.

2. Sort the can-sentences into the three categories.

Physical or mental activity Permission or request Doubt or surprise
... ... ...

1. Could you tell me the time? 2. I cannot swim. 3. Can it be true? 4. You can use dictionaries. 5. Can you hear anything?

3. Rephrase the following sentences using the verb can.

1. You are allowed to use dictionaries. 2. She is allowed to stay away from these lessons. 3. He has the right to take a months holiday in summer. 4. Will you allow me to attend your lectures? 5. Will you allow me to join you? 6. Will you allow me to take my seat? 7. You havent the right to travel by train without a ticket. 8. You havent the right to enter the theatre hall during the show.

4. Rephrase the questions using can.

1. Do you speak English? 2. Do you hear me? 3. Do you understand me? 4. Do you remember it? 5. Do you smell burning? 6. Do you see that house? 7. Do you feel it? 8. Do you play any musical instruments? 9. Do you drive a car? 10. Do you sing? 11. Do you dance any modern dances?

5. Rephrase the sentences using to be able to in the future simple.

1. I cant do it now. 2. He cant speak to you now. 3. Tom cant leave hospital today. 4. I cant e-mail you tonight. 5. She cant finish her work now.

Translate into English.

1. 쳺 . 2. . 3. 쳺 . 4. . 5. . 6. ? 7. ? 8. (to manage) ?

7. Refer the may-sentences to the following categories.

Supposition Possibility Permission
... ... ...

1. I may go with you tomorrow. 2. May I come in? 3. She may know about it. 4. You may go there by train. 5. It might be true. 6. You may keep this magazine till Monday. 7. He may be ill. 8. You may buy such a TV set at the department store.

8. Ask for permission according to the pattern: I want to play the piano. May I play the piano?

1. The students want to open the window. 2. Kate wants to read the article out loud. 3. Danny wants to take the cups away. 4. I want to look up some words in the e-dictionary. 5. My friend wants to watch a video on the computer. 6. She wants to flick the light switch.

Translate into English.

1. ? 2. ? 3. ? 4. (to carry) . 5. ó. 6. (refreshment room), (to take a snack). 7. C, , (to drop in to tea). 8. , (to be on leave). 9. (to be modest).

10. Refer the must-sentences to the following categories.

Obligation Conviction
... ...

1. You must air the room twice a day. 2. Ive been away for a week so I must catch up with my group. 3. You look pale you must be ill. 4. Today I must work in the reading-room to collect material for my new article. 5. I mustnt be late for the date as my girlfriend may get offended. 6. He must be mad at me. 7. You must be careful about your health. 8. You must maintain your car brakes. 9. She must be at home now. 10. She must go there immediately. 11. There must be some mix-up. 12. To catch the train I must get up at six. 13. Must we come to attend your class tomorrow? 14. It must be her husband.

11. Say what we must do according to the pattern: Fred and I are going to the theatre. We must put on a suit.

1. The bell is ringing ... 2. It is time for us to have dinner ... 3. Lets not come home late tonight ... 4. The report is very important ... 5. We have run out of bread ... 6. The light is red

Translate into English

1. , , . 2. , , (plenty of time). 3. , , . 4. . 5. . 6. (to return) ? 7. (to refresh oneself). 8. (to have ones hair cut). 9. (to report) .

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