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resources offered by this Macmillan Practice Online course.

Gateway B1+ Practice Online


This course accompanies 'Gateway B1+'. There are ten units, each matching a student's book unit.
Resources are grouped into five categories: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, exam preparation
and practice tests.

UNIT 1
Identity match
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about people.
Pronunciation

Practising identifying the number of syllables in single word adjectives. Practising


identifying stressed words in questions.

Grammar

Contrasting the present simple and present continuous. Practising present simple
and present continuous use. Practising stative verbs. Practising recognition of verbs
that are not normally used in the continuous form. Practising the present continuous.
Practising adverbs of frequency. Practising the word order of adverbs of frequency.
Contrasting the negative forms of the present simple and continuous.

Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level and listening to descriptions
about people.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Reading Part 2, focusing on skimming and scanning. Practising


Paper 1 Writing Part 1 , focusing on grammatical structures.

Vocabulary

Listening to descriptions of two people and choosing the adjectives that best describe
each person. Listening to a man talking about his grandparents and selecting the
adjectives you hear. Listening to a woman describing why she chose her job and
identifying which adjectives she uses to describe a teacher.

Present simple and


present continuous

Language Exercise

Present simple v
continuous

Grammar
Reference Unit

Stative verbs

Grammar
Reference Unit

State verbs

Language Exercise

Present continuous

Language Exercise

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The water sports centre

Language Exercise

Syllable count

Pronunciation Activity

Negative forms of
present tenses

Language Exercise

Sentence stress

Pronunciation Activity

Adverbs of frequency:
word order

Grammar
Reference Unit

Paper 1 Reading Part 2

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Ideal partners

Vocabulary Activity

Paper 1 Writing Part 1

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Describing people

Listening Activity

Intermediate Test 07

Practice Test

Choosing the right job

Listening Activity

UNIT 2
Epic journeys
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about transport and travel.
Vocabulary

Practising vocabulary for journeys. Practising words related to travel. Practising words
used to talk about airports.

Pronunciation

Practising identifying the correct tense in sentences. Practising identifying interested


intonation in questions.

Grammar

Practising the past simple and past continuous. Practising full and short forms of the
past perfect. Practising the past simple and past perfect. Contrasting the past simple
with the past continuous. Practising 'used to' as a verb and as an adjective. Practising
describing past habits/customs with 'used to'. Practising 'used to' for past habits and
states. Practising the past simple.

Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Reading Part 5, focusing on vocabulary and grammar. Practising


Paper 2 Listening Part 3, focusing on understanding and interpreting information.

Used to: verb, adjective

Grammar
Reference Unit

Habits

Language Exercise

Used to

Language Exercise

Last winter ...

Language Exercise

Past simple and


past continuous

Language Exercise

Past perfect: affirmative

Grammar
Reference Unit

Past simple v past perfect

Language Exercise

Past simple v past


continuous

Language Exercise

Describing journeys

Vocabulary Activity

Taking a flight?

Vocabulary Activity

Going on a trip

Vocabulary Activity

Word linking

Pronunciation Activity

Intonation

Pronunciation Activity

Paper 1 Reading Part 5

Exam Preparation
Exercise

PET/PET for Schools


Paper 2 Part 3

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Intermediate Test 06

Practice Test

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UNIT 3
City life
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about cities and houses.
Grammar

Practising the present perfect simple with 'ever' and 'never'. Practising the present
perfect simple and continuous. Practising the present perfect continuous. Practising
word order with adverbs of time. Practising the present perfect. Practising the uses of
amplifiers. Practising the difference between the past simple and the past perfect.

Vocabulary

Listening to a man describing Dubai and identifying the words you hear. Listening
to a girl talking about her new house and selecting the correct words to complete
sentences. Listening to a woman describing the place she lives in and choosing the
correct sentences.

Practice test

Testing passives and prepositions of time: 'in', 'at', 'on'. Listening to a description of
how cartoon films are made.

Pronunciation

Practising identifying word stress in sentences in which speakers express strong


opinions and feelings.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Writing Part 1, focusing on grammatical structures.

Present perfect simple

Language Exercise

Past simple v
present perfect

Grammar
Reference Unit

Present perfect simple


v continuous

Grammar
Reference Unit

Ambitious Dubai

Vocabulary Activity

Present perfect continuous

Language Exercise

A new home

Vocabulary Activity

Present perfect with


adverbs of time

Language Exercise

A new lifestyle

Vocabulary Activity

Present perfect
continuous: affirmative

Grammar
Reference Unit

A trip abroad

Pronunciation Activity

Paper 1 Writing Part 1

Present perfect: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Paper 1 Writing Part 1

Modifiers: amplifiers

Grammar
Reference Unit

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Intermediate Test 10

Practice Test

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UNIT 4
Food for thought
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about food.
Vocabulary

Practising words and phrases used in cooking. Listening to a recipe and matching
verbs related to cooking and their definitions. Listening to a recipe and practising
words and phrases used in cooking.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 2 Listening Part 1, focusing on factual information. Practising Paper 2


Listening Part 4, focusing on understanding detail and opinions.

Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

Grammar

Practising various future tenses. Practising future perfect statements and questions.
Practising the future continuous. Practising the present continuous. Practising the
future perfect. Practising when to use the future continuous. Practising the uses of
the future perfect. Practising the present simple to talk about fixed future events.

Pronunciation

Practising identifying a speaker's opinion from the intonation of the word 'yes'.
Practising intonation.

What are your plans?

Language Exercise

Cooking

Vocabulary Activity

Life in the year 2100

Language Exercise

A healthy recipe

Vocabulary Activity

Lynne's plans

Language Exercise

My favourite sandwich

Vocabulary Activity

Sally's diary

Language Exercise

What shall we do?

Pronunciation Activity

Virtual reality

Language Exercise

Interested or not?

Pronunciation Activity

Future continuous: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

PET/PET for Schools


Paper 2 Part 1

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Future perfect: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

PET/PET for Schools


Paper 2 Part 4

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Present simple with future


meaning: fixed events

Grammar
Reference Unit

Intermediate Test 18

Practice Test

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UNIT 5
Learning for life
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about school and university.
PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 2 Listening Part 1, focusing on factual information. Practising Paper 1


Reading Part 1, focusing on understanding signs, notices, notes and other short texts.

Grammar

Practising modal verbs 'can', 'could' and 'may'. Practising the modal verbs 'should'
and 'shouldn't'. Practising the modal verbs 'mustn't', 'don't have to', 'don't need to'
and 'needn't'. Practising using 'should' and 'ought to' to give advice and opinions.
Practising using 'mustn't' and 'don't have to' to talk about obligation and necessity.
Practising 'can' and 'may'. Practising the second conditional. Practising the use of the
second conditional.

Pronunciation

Practising syllable stress. Practising identifying the main stressed syllable in single
words.

Vocabulary

Practising school subjects. Listening to a man describing his graduation day and
matching words that go together. Practising words and phrases you need to talk
about education.

Practice test

Testing present and future tenses and the order of adjectives. Listening to a student
talking about her future plans as an athlete.

Modals of permission

Language Exercise

What are you studying?

Vocabulary Activity

Modal verbs

Language Exercise

Graduation day

Vocabulary Activity

Volcano

Language Exercise

Albert Einstein's education

Vocabulary Activity

Advice/opinion:
should, ought to

Grammar
Reference Unit

Syllable stress

Pronunciation Activity

Obligation/necessity:
mustn't, don't have to

Grammar
Reference Unit

Word stress

Pronunciation Activity

Permission: can, may

Grammar
Reference Unit

PET for Schools


Paper 2 Part 1

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Paper 1 Reading Part 1

Second conditional

Language Exercise

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Second conditional: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

Intermediate Test 12

Practice Test

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UNIT 6
Appliance of science
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about everyday inventions.
Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

Pronunciation

Practising word stress in sentences.

Grammar

Practising the passive voice. Practising different forms of the passive. Practising the
way in which we use 'have something done'. Practising the passive and the active
voice. Practising the present simple passive. Rearranging words to form passive
sentences.

Vocabulary

Practising words and phrases that describe common electrical objects in homes.
Practising names of pieces of electrical household equipment and their definitions.
Practising collocations and choosing the correct verbs to complete short texts about
advances in technology.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Reading Part 3, focusing on reading for specific information.


Practising Paper 2 Listening Part 2, focusing on understanding people's opinions and
feelings as well as specific information.

Guest information

Language Exercise

Home entertainment

Vocabulary Activity

Buying goods and


equipment

Language Exercise

Useful things

Vocabulary Activity

Passive

Language Exercise

Vocabulary Activity

Uses of have: have


something done

Grammar
Reference Unit

Some snapshots
of technological
developments
Sentence stress

Pronunciation Activity

How are bottles recycled?

Language Exercise

Paper 1 Reading Part 3

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Passive v active

Language Exercise

Campus passives

Language Exercise

PET for Schools


Paper 2 Part 4

Exam Preparation
Exercise

The World Cup

Language Exercise

Intermediate Test 16

Practice Test

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UNIT 7
Game on!
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about sports, sports venues and
equipment.
Pronunciation

Practising syllable stress.

Practice test

Testing tense consolidation and relative clauses. Listening to someone talking about
Concorde and deciding whether a series of statements is true or false.

Vocabulary

Practising collocations with sports. Practising using 'play', 'go' and 'do' with different
sports. Practising names of sports.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Reading Part 5, focusing on understanding vocabulary and


grammar. Practising Paper 2 Listening Part 4, focusing on understanding the main
idea and specific information.

Grammar

Practising relative pronouns. Practising the relative pronouns 'which', 'whose',


'who' and 'that'. Practising relative pronouns and their use in defining and nondefining relative clauses. Practising the omission of object pronouns in relative
clauses. Practising the difference between defining and non-defining relative clauses.
Practising defining and non-defining relative clauses. Practising relative clauses.

Relative pronouns in
impersonal statements

Language Exercise

The world of mystery


and crime

Language Exercise

Using that in
relative clauses

Language Exercise

Football

Vocabulary Activity

Defining and nondefining relative clauses

Language Exercise

My favourite sport

Vocabulary Activity
Vocabulary Activity

Object pronoun omission


in relative clauses

Grammar
Reference Unit

What's your
favourite sport?

Pronunciation Activity

Defining v nondefining relative


clauses: comparison

Grammar
Reference Unit

Words with three or


more syllables
Syllable stress

Pronunciation Activity

Paper 1 Reading Part 5

Relative clauses

Language Exercise

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Relative clauses: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

PET Paper 2 Part 4

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Upper Intermediate
Test 05

Practice Test

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UNIT 8
Art attack
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about art, theatre and music.
Grammar

Practising reported and direct speech. Practising reported speech. Practising direct
speech. Practising 'Wh-' reported questions. Practising reported commands.
Practising reported statements. Practising the use of reported speech. Practising
reported speech and questions.

Vocabulary

Practising words you need to talk about music. Listening to a man describing his
childhood and choosing the correct words to complete sentences. Listening to a
woman talking about her reading habits and selecting the correct words to complete
sentences.

Pronunciation

Practising identifying a different-sounding ending in a group of regular past tense


verbs. Practising word stress in sentences.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 1 Reading Part 3, focusing on matching pieces of information with


the sections of the test in which they are mentioned. Practising Paper 3 Use of
English Part 1, focusing on vocabulary.

Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

Reported speech

Language Exercise

Music

Vocabulary Activity

What did they say?

Language Exercise

A love of painting

Vocabulary Activity

Direct speech

Language Exercise

Reading for pleasure

Vocabulary Activity

Reported questions:
wh- questions

Grammar
Reference Unit

Regular past tense


verb endings

Pronunciation Activity

Reported commands:
reported imperative

Grammar
Reference Unit

Film trailers

Pronunciation Activity

Reported statements

Language Exercise

Paper 3 Part 1

Exam Preparation
Exercise

What did you say?

Language Exercise

Paper 1 Part 3

An interview with Picasso

Language Exercise

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Intermediate Test 17

Practice Test

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UNIT 9
History's mysteries
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about nations and politics.
Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

Grammar

Practising word formation. Practising modals of deduction, 'must' and 'can't', and
of possibility, 'might' and 'could'. Practising using 'must' and 'can't' to talk about
things you are certain of and to make deductions. Practising the modal verbs 'can't'
and 'must'. Practising using 'can', 'could', 'may', and 'might' to talk about possibility.
Practising the uses of the third conditional. Practising all the conditional forms.
Practising the negative form of the third conditional. Practising the passive and the
active voice.

Pronunciation

Practising identifying the sounds when 'to' links with other words in sentences.
Practising the weak and strong forms of 'was', 'were', 'can' and 'are'.

Vocabulary

Practising political vocabulary. Practising fixed phrases.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 4 Listening Part 3, focusing on understanding opinion and attitude.


Practising Paper 3 Use of English Part 4, focusing on grammar and vocabulary.

The greatest figures of


the last millennium

Language Exercise

Certainty and possibility

Language Exercise

Certainty/deduction:
must, can't

Grammar
Reference Unit

Possibility: could,
may, might

Grammar
Reference Unit

Third conditional: use

Grammar
Reference Unit

Conditional: comparison
of all forms

Grammar
Reference Unit

Third conditional: negative

Grammar
Reference Unit

Underwater discovery

Language Exercise

Talking about history

Language Exercise

Winston Churchill

Vocabulary Activity

Ancient art

Vocabulary Activity

Weak and strong forms

Pronunciation Activity

Weak and strong forms

Pronunciation Activity

Paper 4 Part 3

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Paper 3 Part 4

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Intermediate Test 21

Practice Test

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UNIT 10
Shop until you drop
This unit provides practice of the kind of language we use to talk about shops and shopping.
Practice test

Testing general language areas appropriate for this level.

Pronunciation

Practising formal and informal responses in a shop. Practising identifying the stressed
words in short sentences describing actions.

Vocabulary

Practising expressions that are useful when shopping. Practising words and phrases
used in shops. Practising words related to shopping.

PET - Exam preparation

Practising Paper 3 Use of English Part 1, focusing on vocabulary. Practising Paper 4


Listening Part 4, focusing on understanding gist, specific information, attitude and
opinion.

Grammar

Practising the uses of indefinite pronouns. Practising indefinite pronouns. Practising


unreal tenses. Practising 'wish' and 'if only'. Practising expressing regret with
'wish', 'if only' and some conditional clauses. Practising the infinitive with indefinite
pronouns. Practising the use of 'some', 'any' and their compounds.

Indefinite pronouns:
some, any, every, no
+ compounds

Grammar
Reference Unit

Shopping around

Vocabulary Activity

Shopping

Vocabulary Activity

Would you like


anything to eat?

Language Exercise

Shopping preferences

Vocabulary Activity

Going shopping

Vocabulary Activity

Unreal tenses: wish,


if only, would rather,
it's time, hope

Grammar
Reference Unit

Conversations in a shop

Pronunciation Activity

Sentence stress

Pronunciation Activity

I wish ...

Language Exercise

Paper 3 Part 1

Exam Preparation
Exercise

I wish I'd done that

Language Exercise

Paper 4 Part 4

Talking about a conference

Language Exercise

Exam Preparation
Exercise

Infinitive: with
indefinite pronouns

Grammar
Reference Unit

Intermediate Test 22

Practice Test

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