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INSTITUTO POLITCNICO NACIONAL

CENLEX UST
Centro de Auto Acceso
STUDY GUIDE
INTERMEDIATE 4
MT Traveller PreIntermediate
UNITS 8-1a

TASK 1
COMPLETE THE NEXT SENTENCES USING THE CORRESPONDING CONDITIONAL
STRUCTURE
1. If you dont study, ______________________________________________________
2. If she were a rock star, __________________________________________________
3. If you cool water, _______________________________________________________
4. If you hadnt driven that fast, ________________________________________
a) Subject + present simple (it freezes)
b) Subject + future will (not)+ verb simple form + complement (you will not pass the course)
c) Subject + modal perfect verb (not) + verb PP + complement (you wouldnt have crashed your car)
d) Subject + modal verb (not) + verb simple form +complement (she would travel around the world)
TASK 2
CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER a, b or c.
1.After two weeks in the desert without food and water the poor boy _____________.
a)fainted
b) gasped c) shocked
d) exploded
2.If you stick to this exercise plan, you will manage to ___________some extra weight.
a)starve
b) mope
c) shed
d) swear
3.All students are ______________ by professor Lewis, the head teacher.
a)clutched b) attached c) monitored
d) stranded
4.Oh my God! How did this __________________ develop? Are you allergic to the medicine?
a)rash b) scratch
c) blister
d) bruise
5.Sonia doesnt look well! Is she coming ______________ with something?
a)over
b) down
c) up
d) round
TASK 3
MATCH THE WORDS TO BUILD PAIRED CONJUNCTIONS.
USE THE PAIRED CONJUNCTIONS TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCES.
PAIRED CONJUNCTIONS
neither
and
either
or
both
nor

1. You can have ____________ the sandwich ___________ the cola, you have got enough money.
2. You cannot have _______________ the mini Cooper __________ the Ford Focus, they are sold
out!
3. She can have _______________raspberry ___________strawberry flavor in her ice.
4. We can have _______________the single ___________ the full CD, both are cheap.
5. I cant have _____________ the Blackberry__________ the Samsung, I cannot afford any of them!

TASK 4
UNDERLINE THE CORRECT WORD
1. At least / last we meet one to each other after years of e-mails and letters.
2. She hasnt had time to eat a thing, shes starved / hungry.
3. Matthew was fascinating / fascinated after reading that glorious novel.
4. The instruction manual is attached / posted in your USB memory stick Sir.
5. Jones has never given a clue / tip of being mean, hes very generous.
TASK 5
WRITE THE PARTS OF THE BODY USING THE WORDS IN THE BOX BELOW.
belly

ankle

mouth

ear(s)

arm

leg

foot

head

wrist

chest

shoulder

elbow

1. _____________________
2. _____________________
3. _____________________
4. _____________________
5. _____________________
6. _____________________
7. _____________________
8. _____________________
9. _____________________
10. _____________________
11. _____________________

TASK 6
CHOOSE THE PRESENT SIMPLE OR PRESENT CONTINUOUS. THIS EXERCISE INCLUDES THE VERBS
SEE, THINK, HAVE, BE, AND TASTE, WHICH ARE SOMETIMES STATIVE.

1) She ______________ (have) a bath every evening.


2) My husband _______________ (always/taste) the food while I'm cooking! It's very annoying.
3) Luke ______________________ (see) the doctor now.
4) He ________________________ (have) a party next weekend.
5) This coffee ____________________________ (not/taste) right.
6) We ___________________________ (see) John and Susie next month.
7) What __________________________ (you/think) about the war?
8) She ___________________________ (have) a headache.

9) The waiter _________________________________ (taste) the wine now.


10) _____________________ (you - want) a sandwich?
TASK 7
CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER (A D) TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCES BELOW.

1 . The Romans _____ wear long


robes called togas.

a)
b)
c)
d)

used
used to
were used to
got used to

3. Napoleon never _____ a


telephone.

a)
b)
c)
d)

used
used to
were used to
got used to

5. In the 19th century, factory


workers in England ______ work
10 or more hours a day
a)
used
b)
used to
c)
were used to

2. When you went to Canada in


winter, did it take you long to _____
the climate?
a) didnt use
b) didnt used to
c) used to
d) didnt get used to

4. She went to China, but she


_____ eating with chop sticks and
had to ask the waiter for a fork.
a) didnt use
b) didnt used to
c) used to
d) didnt get used to

6. but they _____ work on a


Sunday.
a) didnt use
b) didnt used to
c) used to
d) didnt get used to

d)

got used to

7. There ___________ be a wall


across Berlin.
a)
used
b)
used to
c)
were used to
d)
got used to

8. The boss sometimes shouts at


us. I don't like it. I ___________
being treated like that.
a) didnt use
b) didnt used to
c) used to
d) didnt get used to

TASK 8
COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE VERBS FROM THE BOX BELOW.

take off

put off

put on

turn on

turn off

1.

As the teacher was sick, the exam had to be __________.

2.

Its really hot. Why did you __________ your pullover?

3.

Why dont you open the curtains and __________ the lights.

4.

Dont forget to __________ your shoes before you go to your room. I have just cleaned the carpet.

5.

Dont __________ the TV. You have not finished your homework yet.

TASK 9
REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING INDIRECT QUESTIONS

1.
How old are you?
Can you tell me ___________________________________________________?
2.
When did he buy his new brand car?
Do you know _____________________________________________________?
3.
What time is it?
Could you tell me __________________________________________________?
4.
Where is Alice from?
Do you know _____________________________________________________?
5.

What is your grandmothers surname?

Can you tell me ___________________________________________________?

TASK 10
READING
READ THE TEXT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
Cruelty to Animals
Moving on, let's discuss the highly controversial subject of animal cruelty. Let's start with the premise
that animals have souls and consciousness, and that they can feel pain. We now know that even
simple-minded creatures such as fish can sense and feel real pain. And yet animal cruelty continues.
Many think of animal cruelty as limited to people treating their dogs unfairly, or beating their pets out of
anger. But as serious as that is, it is the least of the animal cruelty concerns. I believe that the greatest
animal cruelty happening right now is in the food industry, where we are growing living beings and
harvesting their flesh in order to feed a nation beef and other meats.
The conditions under which these animals are raised and harvested are atrocious. I believe it is cruelty
at its worst to put a chicken in a cage so small it can barely turn around, and cut off its beak so that it
can't kill another chicken or pluck out its own feathers. Cattle feeding practices in the United States
right now are also a form of cruelty, since matter such as dead animals and chicken excrement are
ground up and fed to cows. This is a standard, USDA-approved feeding practice in the cattle industry,
by the way.
I also believe that the very practice of raising animals in confined environments, subjecting them to
atrocious feeding habits and killing them in inhumane ways in order to harvest their flesh and turn a
profit is an outrageous form of cruelty to animals. I believe that in any advanced society such practices
would be outlawed entirely. I find no justification in this society to harvest the organs of animals for the
consumption of human beings. People ask, "What about the protein needs?" and "How will we feed
the world if we don't harvest cattle?" Actually, they have it backwards: if we don't switch to plant
sources of protein, we'll never have enough land to feed the world. Harvesting and growing spirulina,
for example, takes 1/100th of the acreage required by cattle for the same amount of digestible protein.
And raising soybeans only takes 1/10th the acreage of raising cattle. Spirulina, by the way, has twelve
times the digestible protein of beef, ounce for ounce. Raising cattle is one of the least efficient ways to
feed the world.
As long as people demand beef, though, an improvement over current cattle industry practices would
be to mandate organic free-range practices, in which animals are still raised for food, but they live
healthy, sane lives, and are given free access to the outdoors.
They should have sunlight and clean water and the ability to live out a relatively normal, healthy life.
And when they are slaughtered, it should be conducted in the most humane manner possible -- one
that respects the life of each creature and how that creature is giving up its flesh for the purpose of
sustaining the life of a human being. That is slightly better approach to creating meat for consumption
by human beings, and it is practiced by a few small organic and Kosher beef producers. Organic, freerange meats are available in the United States, but they don't make up the majority of meats available
at grocery stores today.
Another form of cruelty to animals is using them in experiments, which is often done by the cosmetic
industry, the food industry, and to some extent by the U.S. military. Animals are routinely used in
painful experiments, which I find to be an unacceptable practice. These are living, breathing, conscious

creatures, and just like human beings, they should not be subjected to cruel treatments if we are to call
ourselves an advanced civilization of any kind.
These animals feel the pain of these experiments. If a research worker is giving a pig third-degree
burns so it can test burn-recovery drugs, that is cruel and unnecessary, and should be outlawed.
QUESTIONS
1. What are even simple creatures such as fish capable to feel according to the author?
___________________________________________________________
2. What is used to feed cows?
___________________________________________________________
3. According to the author what needs a smaller area to be planted instead?
___________________________________________________________
4. How animals should be slaughtered according to the author?
___________________________________________________________
5. Besides the food industry what other does experimentation to animals?
___________________________________________________________
ANSWER (T) FOR TRUE OR (F) FOR FALSE.
1. Animals live happily in farms to be grown up.
2. The author agrees on animal experimentation.
3. Spirulina is a better option to be planted.
4. The USDA approved feeding practice in the cattle industry.
5. The food industry is the cruelest example of animal cruelty.

TASK 11
LISTENING
FOR QUESTIONS 1-5 CHOOSE A, B or C.
1. What was the man doing when he was robbed?
A. fishing by the stream
B. birdwatching in the park
C. coming home from work
2. What was the thief wearing?
A. a black striped dress
B. a light red sweater
C. tennis shoes

T
T
T
T
T

F
F
F
F
F

3. How tall was the thief?


A. about 170 cm
B. about 180 cm
C. about 190 cm
4. What did the thief take from the man?
A. his shoe
B. his leather briefcase
C. his hat
5. Who is the "bearded woman"?
A. a man who dresses up like a woman
B. a woman who robs men in the park
C. a man who lives in the park
Taken from: http://www.esl-lab.com/theft/theftrd1.htm

TASK 12

WRITING

(120-150 WORDS)

WRITE A LETTER GIVING ADVICE TO A FRIEND THAT HAS WRITTEN TO YOU.


Dear friend,
I have to tell you how these days have been to me. Firstly I had a problem with Lisa, my roommate. She had
a really beautiful garment made of crystal drops and silver, she had it in her bedside table but one day she
told me that it wasnt there and she looked at me in that way, the way you look someone suspicious.
Secondly the sports center where I usually go closed due to a malfunction with a leg press machine, it is said
that someone had an accident during the exercise session.gosh! If you look at me I have gained 4 extra
pounds that my hips can really tell you about.I need another gym place.
Not only that has happened to me, the other day I was walking down the street when a woman with a baby in
an portable cradle asked me to get a baby milk pack to go for her baby. Attending to her request; I couldnt
say no and after entering to that shop I paid for something I didnt need, the mother with her baby virtually
vanished from that place.
Very strange events have been happening to me these days and the one that I could call the strawberry on
the top of the cake is that I lost my new wallet with mi school IDs, phone and credit cards, so as you can see
this is not my year.
Sometimes I would love going back home where I belong and not to get out from there anymore, just you and
Ian can understand that.
Hope to know from you soon, dont you forget about me.
Lynn.

YOUR LETTER OF REPLY HERE.

INSTITUTO POLITCNICO NACIONAL


CENLEX UST
Centro de Auto Acceso
ANSWER KEY
INTERMEDIATE 4
MT Traveller PreIntermediate
UNITS 8-1a

TASK 1
1.If you dont study _____ (B)
2.If she was a rock star __(D)
3.If you cool water ______(A)
4.If you hadnt driven that fast
_____________________(C)

TASK 2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

A
D
D
A
D

TASK 3
PAIRED CONJUNCTIONS
neither
and
either
or
both
nor

1.both/and
2. neither/nor
3. either/or
both/and
4. either/or
5. neither/nor

TASK 4
TASK 5
TASK 6
1.last
1. head
6. wrist 11. arm
1. has
6. Are seeing
2. hungry
2. ears
7. foot
12. shoulder 2. is always tasting 7. Do you think
3. fascinated
3. mouth 8. ankle
3. is seeing
8. has
4. attached
4. chest 9. leg
4. is having
9. Is tasting
5. clue
5. elbow 10. belly
5. doesnt taste
10. Do you want
TASK 7 TASK 8
TASK 9
1. b
1. put off 1. Can you tell me how old you are?
2. d
2. put on 2. Do you know when he bought his new brand car?
3. a
3. put off 3. Could you tell me what time it is?
4. d
4. put off 4. Do you know where Alice is from?
5. b
5. put on 5 .Can you tell me what your grandmothers surname is?
6. b
7. b
8. b
TASK 10
1.What are even simple creatures such as fish capable to feel according to the
author?
Even Simple minded creatures are capable to feel pain.
1. F
2.What is used to feed cows?
2. F
Dead animals and chicken excrement.
3. T
3.According to the author what needs a smaller area to be planted instead?
4. T
Spirulina and soybeans.
5. T
4.How animals should be slaughtered according to the author?
In the most human way possible
5.Besides the food industry what other does experimentation to animals?
The cosmetic industries.
TASK 11 LISTENING
TASK 12 WRITING
1. coming home from work
Dear Lynn,
2. a light red sweater
Long time without knowing anything about you, I feel
3. about 190
overwhelmed about your lines about your life lately. How
4. his shoe
come all that happened to you?
5. a man who dresses up like a woman

TAPESCRIPT
Man: Yes, I'd like to report a theft.
Police officer: Okay. Can you tell me exactly what happened.
Man: Well, I was walking home from work two days ago, enjoying the nature all around me . . . the
birds, the frogs, the flowing stream . . . [Okay, Okay] when this woman knocked me right off my feet,
grabbed my stuff, and ran off through the trees. [Hmm]. I was so surprised by the ordeal that I didn't
go after her.
Police officer: Yeah. Can you describe the woman for me?
Man: Yeah. He was about a hundred and ninety centimeters tall . . .
Police officer: Wait. You said a woman robbed you.
Man: Well, I'm not really sure. [Hmm]. You see, the person was wearing a white and black polka dot
dress, a light red sweater over it, and she . . . or he . . . was wearing a pair of basketball shoes.
Police officer: Humm. What else can you tell me?
Man: Okay. Like I said, the person was about 190 centimeters tall, heavy build, with long wavy hair.
She . . . or he . . . was probably in his or her late 30's. I didn't get a good look at the person's face,
but well ... uh ....
Police officer: What? Was there something else?
Man: Well, the person . . . had a beard.
Police officer: Ah! What was, uh, taken . . . exactly?
Man: Well, just my left shoe. Bizarre, isn't it?
Police officer: Ah. The "bearded woman" has struck again!
Man: The "bearded woman"?
Police officer: Yeah. It's this man who dresses up like a woman and, for some unknown reason,
removes the left shoe from his victims. He's really quite harmless, though, and he usually returns the
shoe to the crime scene a couple of days later.
Man: Hey, he can keep my shoe, and I'll just take off my left shoe every time I walk through the park.