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Unit 7

Penny Wise,
Pound Foolish

Ex. 1a Identify the shops in the pictures.

shoe
shoe
shop
shop

butcher
butcher
`s
`s

optician
optician
`s

clothing
clothing
shop
shop

furniture
furniture
shop
shop

baker`s
baker`s

jeweller
jeweller
`s
`s

Ex. 1b Where would you expect to hear


the following? What can you buy in each
shop?
GG
DD
CC
AA
BB
FF
EE

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Is there a bracket to match?


Two loaves of rye, please.
Have you got this in a large?
Can I try on the other one?
Could you cut it into portions, please?
Do you deliver?
Are you frames included in the price?

Ex. 2 Fill in the missing letters to form


compound nouns, as in the example.
powder
machine

washin
washin
gg
high- f at milk
f
lowspray
hhair gel
ssilk
ice
roller

scarf
tie
sskate
s

compute
r
board
bottled
mineral

ggame
w
water

personal
ccomput
laptop
er
pierced
eearrin
clip-on
gs
linen
jjack
leather
et

Ex. 3 Cross out the odd word. Which group


of goods do the rest of the words.

.
x
e 1. hammer - screwdriver - bracelet - drill
2. table - book - chair - dresser
3. ring - earrings - necklace - dress
4. screwdriver - bread - meat - pasta
5. washing powder - bleach - flowers furniture polish
6. towel - deodorant - shampoo - toothpaste
7. pen - envelopes - paper - ribbons
8. jumper - umbrella - coat - shirt
9. lipstick - CD player - cooker - fridge

Ex. 4 Complete the sentences with the


correct word from the list.
bear
woven budget
delighte conservati dedicated
ve
d
importe ambitious sentiment
genuinel
d
al
y
1. Unfortunately, I cant afford it because Im on budget
a tight

sentimen
tal
ambitiou
2. This ring might not be expensive, but its
of
s
dedicat
great .........................value
to me.
ed
bear
...

3. Hes determined to succeed because hes a very

delight
.
man.
ed

genuinel
4. Tony is really...........................to
his career.
y

5. Please ............................
in mind that the shops will be
woven
closed on Sunday.
conservati

ve
6. Sally was ...............................
with the bouquet of flowers
she
received.
importe

Ex. 5 Replace the adjectives in bold


with their opposites.
moder
n
fresh

expensiv
e
cool

boring

local

fantastic

tight

1. That was one of the most interesting films I have ever

boring

seen.

cool

2. We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived.

local

3. This restaurant is great, if you like international cuisine.


fantastic

4. I think her new dress looks dreadful.

expensiv
e

5. She always buys cheap clothes.

fresh

6. This dish takes half an hour to cook if you use frozen


modern

vegetables.

tight

Ex. 6 Match the description of the


clothes to the pictures below.
EE 1. short-sleeved, yellow cotton dress with white
collar
CC

BB 2. black suit
DD 3. checked shirt

AA 4. tight white T-shirt


A/E
A/E

AA
BB

5.
6.
7.
8.

striped cotton shorts


socks
trainers
jeans

Ex. 7 Write down five items of clothing


you have in your wardrobe and describe
them.

Ex. 8 Circle the correct response.


1 A: Do you think I should get Mary a CD for
her birthday?
B: a How about that one?
b Yes, but make sure it isn`t one
she`s already got.
2

A: Let`s have the party tomorrow night.


B: a
Trouble is, more people will
have made other plans by now.
b I think you should.
3A: The salesman said I couldnt exchange the
shirt you bought for me.
B: a You should go back and speak to the
manager.
b How about waiting until tomorrow?

Ex. 8 Circle the correct response.

4A: I thought you wanted to go to the cinema


tonight .
B: a Anyway, it doesnt matter to me.
b I did, but there isn't anything good
on.
5A: Which blouse do you think I should get,
the red or the pink one?
B: a I think the red one looks better on
you.
b Anyhow, pink doesnt suit you.
6A: Franks really upset with me, I
shouldnt have been so rude to him.
B: a How about asking Frank about
it?
b You should apologise to him.

Ex. 8 Circle the correct response.

7A: Shall I make reservations at that new


Thai restaurant?
B: a You should call the restaurant first.
b Trouble is, it's a little expensive.

8A:

We decided to take French lessons.


B: a I think thats a great idea!
b Anyway, you are good at languages.

Ex. 9 Complete the sentences below


with two to five words, including the
words
in
bold.
1. Jane will take care of the baby while were away.
after

look after the baby


Janewill
.............................................while
were away.

2. Your new trousers look great, they are exactly the right size.
glove

fit you like a glove


Your new trousers ....................................... ; they look great.

3. The police are investigating the case.

are looking into


The police ............................... the case.
looking
4. I really appreciate all your help.

grateful to you for

gratefull`m really ................................... all your help.

5. I asked Carol and she said we could wear jeans and trainers to the
casual
party.

could wear casual


clothes

Ex. 9 Complete the sentences below


with two to five words, including the
words
in
bold.
6. Jim took his suit to the dry cleaners.

his suit cleaned at the dry cleaner's.


Jim had
.......................................

had

7. She can think about nothing else but her career.

is obsessed with
She ................................... her career.

obsessed

8. I returned the blouse because there was a big mark on the back.
stain

had a big stain


I took the blouse back to the shop because it ................................. on
the back.

get a refund

refund
9. The manager refused to give me my money back, even though the

mirror was cracked.


enhance

to enhance their
I couldn't ......................... for the cracked mirror.

Ex. 10a Match the following, then


complete the sentences.
be off

under your hat

lose

his shoes

neither here

duty

off

his shirt

be in

nor there

keep it

the record

Ex. 10b Compare the


sentences.
loose his
be off
neither here nor
shirt
duty
there
off the record
keep
be in under your
it his
1. If he keeps investing
shoes
hatall his money in the stock market, he`s
looseto
his
going
...............................
shirt

2. He agreed to the interview only if everything he saidoff the


was ............................

is off duty

record

3. I`m afraid Police Constable Harrison ............................ right now.


his
4. Ikeep
thinkitMarcia
is going to be promoted, but no one else knows,
shoes

so ..............................
be in under
your hat

5. I wouldn`t want to ......................... when his father finds out that


he crashed the car.
6. She hasneither
to spend more time on her homework. Whether she
here nor

Ex. 11 Tick the correct preposition.


Then make sentences.
.
x
e

of
proud
dedicated
object
part
protect
take pride
occur
delighted
pleased

to

with

from

in

Ex. 12 Complete the phrasal


verbs.
after
1 I have promised to look
............. my neighbour`s.
off
2 The police let him ..............
with a warning.
3 They lookeddown
................ him because he wasn`t
on
interested in poetry.
4 Don`t rely on Larry, he`ll only let down
you ...........
int ......... her
5 Mary hired a private detective to look
o
husband`s disappearance.
6 She letou
....... a loud scream when the mouse ran over
out
her foot. t
over
7 Mary had to let ............ her skirt because she`d
gained weight.
8 After the earthquake, we had an engineer
look ............... the building to make sure that there was

Ex. 13 Look at the photograph and answer


the questions?
1. What can you see in the
pictures?
2. What are they doing?
3. What do you think they have
been doing?
4. What could they have
bought?
5. How do you feel? Why?
6. What are they going to do
next?
7. How often do you go
shopping? Who with?

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Aquarians are
usually very modern and like to receive gifts which
are out of the ordinary. It is not a good idea to buy
an Aquarian an antique. They will be far more
impressed with the latest piece of technology or an
up-to-the-minute gadget. They love it when people
give them electronic machines or equipment they
can use in their unusual hobbies. Almost every
Aquarian is an inventor at heart and they love
anything connected to the future. If you still need
ideas, don't forget that all Aquarians like original,
one-of-a-kind items. Why not surprise and delight
the Aquarian in your life with a hand-printed shirt, or

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Pisceans are gentle
and sensitive so they are truly happy with any gift
you decide to give them. In their eyes, the fact that
you remembered to buy them a present is more
important than the present itself. However, if you
really want to buy a Piscean something which will
suit his or her personality, you can he sure that they
will be overjoyed to receive theatre tickets, a CD or
a video of their favourite film. Every Piscean has an
interest in the arts, and most are very creative, so
perhaps you could buy them a gift which will help
them to express themselves through dance,
painting or writing. Pisceans are water signs, so they
will also be charmed by an aquarium full of colourful

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Aries (March 21 - April 19) When it comes to
presents, Ariens are like energetic children. They
adore receiving lots of gifts, but they are not keen
on unwrapping anything practical. Aries people are
adventurous and full of energy, and they want their
gifts to reflect that. They arc not domestic
characters, so it is not a good idea to buy them
items for use in the home. If you do have to give
them a house-warming present, the safest option is
red glassware, as Ariens love the colour red. To truly
impress your Arien friends, however, you can do
nothing better than offer them eternal fame. How
about having their name put on a plaque in a public
place? You can be sure they will be thrilled, as all

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21) Gemini people have very
short attention spans, and they lose interest in
things extremely quickly. They hate nothing more
than boredom. You would be wise to remember this
when choosing a gift for your Gemini friends! A
game or a craft kit is an excellent idea for a Gemini,
as it will keep them entertained and challenge them
at the same time. They also love reading, but the
book you buy them had better be short and easy to
pick up and put down whenever they feel like it!
Geminis love to socialise, so two tickets to anything
is an ideal present. As most people born under the
sign of the twins are rather talkative, they will also
be pleased to receive a mobile phone.

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Leo (July 23 - August 22) There is nothing a Leo likes
more than receiving gifts. It doesn't even matter
that much what the gift is, as long as it is beautifully
wrapped and looks special. However, they will not
be impressed with jewellery or sparkly trinkets
unless they are the real thing! Leos believe that
they deserve the best, and anything less than gold
would be an insult to them. The king-like Leo loves
to be spoilt, so why not treat them like royalty and
hire a limousine for the evening, or arrange for them
to be the star guest at a special event or party.

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Scorpios enjoy
playing at being detective, so they will adore the
challenge of finding hidden presents or being sent a
present in secret. They like to discover new things
and solve mysteries, so crime novels and horror
stories ik are an excellent idea for all ages.
Chemistry sets will also please young Scorpios.
People born under this sign are keen on life's
luxuries, so you can be sure that they will be happy
with a gift of exotic perfume or satin sheets. If you
buy them something personal. though. he careful
not to show how well you know them. Scorpios love
to think that they are mysterious.

Ex. 15 Read the article again. For


questions 1-15 choose from the stars A-F.
People who were born under this
star1.sign:
get bored very quickly
D
D

DD FF 2. would appreciate being given a book


3. do not like old things
AA

BB EE 4. don`t really mind what you give them


5. enjoy playing with new machines
AA

6. want to be famous
7. do not appreciate fake jewellery
CC
8. do not like receiving gifts for their home
DD
9. enjoy keeping in touch with others
FF
10. like to be secretive
BB
11. are usually artistic
BB DD 12. would like to be given tickets
CC
EE

Ex. 17 Fill in the gaps. Then, in pairs,


read the dialogue aloud.
passport information pay slip

application

licence

Customer: I'd like to apply for a credit card,


please
application
Bank
Clerk: Right I'll need some details before I
can process your 1) ..
Customer: Oh, I see What do you need, then?
Bank Clerk: I'll need to see licence
two differentpassport
forms
of photo ID
information
Customer: OK. I've got my driving
2) .. and
pay slip
my 3).
Bank Clerk: That's fine. I'll just make a copy of
them
Customer: Do you need any other 4)
?

Dictionary
English

rye

Bulgarian

portions
washing

powder
washing
machine
/
high/low

fat milk

English

Bulgarian

silk

earrings
pierced

earrings
clip-on
earrings

/
linen

bracelet

Dictionary
Bulgarian

English

hammer

screwdriver

drill

bleach

envelope

lipstick
delighted
dedicated

English

Bulgarian

genuinely
tight /
determined
received
/

rug
dreadful
loose