EGC7 – Quiz 2 (Unit 3-4)_T51
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Section I. Vocabulary
Drag the words into the correct boxes to match their definitions.
- die down
- keep an eye on
- bring up
- get on
1. to tell someone a secret or personal information
2. having had a good education and knows a lot about art, music, literature, etc.
3. very rich
4. extremely ugly or bad
5. needing or wanting something very much
6. to become quieter or weaker
7. to watch carefully
8. to raise a child
9. to get along with someone
10. untidy, messy, not neat
Leisure Activities: go/play/do
Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of “go/play/do”.
- What do you think of these trainers? Do you think they are good for jogging?
- John is buying a new racket because he’s going to squash this weekend.
- Maria yoga every evening. That’s why she’s shopping for a new mat.
- I’m planning on shopping after class.
- We are camping soon, so we’ll need to buy a new tent and some other supplies.
- I’m buying new headsets because I need them to computer games.
- Have you ever horse riding?
- I want to buy some screwdrivers to DIY for my bedroom decoration.
- Get yourself a wet suit if you want water sports.
- Maybe you should start to the gym to keep track of your weight.
Section II: Grammar
Active or Passive: Complete the sentences with the active or passive form of the Present simple or Present continuous.
Example: We (have) are having a meeting, so can you ring back later?
1. (you, drive) to work today? Could you give me a lift?
2. How much coffee (she, drink) every day?
3. Sorry, you can’t book the conference rooms, as they (redecorate) at the moment.
4. (breakfast, include) in the room price?
5. Vienna (situate) in the southeast of Austria.
6. My bike (service) at the moment, so I’m taking the bus.
7. The UK financial year (start) in April.
8. (you, work) now? I have to speak to you about something.
9. Kerry and I (meet) at the club for a game of golf every Saturday.
10. The average worker in Britain (pay) for all workers after the £27,000 a year.
Past Tenses: Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs in Past Simple, Past Continuous, and Past Perfect (Active and Passive).
Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and, like his friend Ernest Hemingway, he (1. live) in Paris in the 1920s. Before Fitzgerald (2. move) to Paris, he (3. be) a student at Princeton University and a member of the US Army. It was while he (4. train) with the army that he (5. meet) and married Zelda Sayre.
During the 1920s, the Fitzgeralds’ home (6. become) the centre for a lively group of writers and artists in Paris. Their lifestyle (7. involve) a lot of parties, so some people were surprised to find he had real talent. He (8. write) many great novels, but perhaps his most famous book is The Great Gatsby which (9. publish) in 1925. Zelda Fitzgerald (10. be) also an author, and her autobiographical novel, Save Me the Waltz, came out in the early 1930s.
Section III: Reading
In between worlds: culture shock
Although going to live in a foreign country can be an exciting adventure, it’s sometimes a difficult experience. Everything is new and different: big things like the language and culture, and smaller things like where to buy bus tickets or if you can go shopping on a Sunday. Feeling a bit out of control can make you feel helpless, confused, and frustrated.
There are usually several stages that you have to go through before you can feel at home in your new environment. After the initial excitement of arriving, reality can make you feel angry and impatient. You may even blame your new home for this. Then, as you begin to understand and appreciate your new world better, you start to feel less uncomfortable, and eventually you settle in. Not everyone goes through all these stages – and some people don’t spend long enough in the new culture to go through them.
The Honeymoon stage: First, the differences between the old and new culture are seen in a romantic light, everything seems exciting and wonderful, and the move just feels like an extended holiday abroad. You might love tasting new dishes and enjoy the different pace of life and cultural customs, even the way people dress differently.
The Negotiation stage: It may take a few frustrating days, weeks, or months to accept all the differences between the old and new culture. Some people start to miss food the way it is prepared ‘back home.’ Others find the locals’ different habits annoying or their lifestyle too fast or slow.
The Acceptance stage: A few more weeks or months, and you get used to* the new culture and develop your everyday routine. By this point, you don’t think of your ‘new culture’ negatively or positively, because it no longer feels like a new culture. You just get on with your life. This is now your home.
The Reverse Culture Shock stage: Ironically, when you return to your own culture, you may go through the same experience in reverse, and find that you no longer feel completely at home in the country you were born in.
Some people will give up trying to feel at home in their new country and return home sooner than they planned. Others get so used to the new world that they choose to stay there permanently because they can no longer live anywhere else.
*get used to: to become familiar with something
Read the article. Match 1–10 with a–l to make sentences. There is one extra ending.
Example: Living in another country__e_
1. Sometimes people feel confused and frustrated when they
2. The first feeling most people experience in a new country
3. People who feel angry and impatient in the new culture sometimes
4. The stages are not experienced by everyone, and
5. In the Honeymoon stage, people living in a new country
6. Differences in the Honeymoon stage between the old and new culture
7. When people go through the Negotiation stage, they slowly
8. When people start getting used to the new culture, they
9. Some people experience a reverse culture shock
10. When people fail to get used to living in their new country, they
a sometimes go back home before they intended to.
b when they go back to their old country.
c is excitement.
d must move there permanently as it’s their home.
e is exciting, but sometimes difficult.
f blame their new country.
g feel they are not in control.
h get used to the differences in tastes, customs, and lifestyles.
i are seen with positive feelings.
j some only stay there for a short time.
k begin to find a routine for their normal lives.
l view their world as an exciting place.
Section IV: Listening
Listen to a man talking about his business. Complete the sentences with ONE WORD ONLY.
1. I first came over to Britain three years ago….and I fell in love with your country .
2. Babara…is responsible for looking after .
3. We do a lot of events for the banking trades.
4. We always buy the freshest in the food market.
5. We always try to whatever our clients request.
6. We get many comments from them.