Ready for Advanced 3rd Edition. As well as providing relevant practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking, each unit of Ready for Advanced includes one or more Language focus sections, which analyse the main grammar areas at advanced level, together with Vocabulary slots, which give particular emphasis to collocation.
The course also includes a systematic approach to word formation, which appears as a task type in the Reading and Use of English paper. Where is my code? You'll find your code in the inside back cover of your Ready for Coursebook. Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and reinforce their knowledge through.
An overview of the exam is included to help prepare students for different aspects of the Advanced exam. Outcomes Upper-intermediate WB Audio. Outcomes Upper-intermediate Video 1. Outcomes Upper-intermediate Video 2. May 18, at pm. Outcomes Advanced Answer Key. Outcomes Advanced VB. Outcomes Advanced TB. Outcomes Advanced SB.
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Communication skills are carefully prioritized, allowing learners to start working in English at the earliest opportunity. There is one extra p aragraph which you do not need to use. Before you start to make any choices, read through the base text the main text with the gaps and answer the following question: How can people's lives be affected by having no sense of smell?
Read all the missing paragraphs and then try to decide where each one should go. Remember, there is one extra paragraph. Some parts of the article have been underlined to help you. When making your choices, be sure to look at the information both before and after the gap. Underline those parts of the missing paragraphs which help you reach your decision. Finally, check your answers by reading the whole article again to ensure that it makes sense.
Check that the extra paragraph does not fit into any of the gaps. Lucy Mangan on being born with no sense of smell using texture and consistency to get information about food. But people who once relied on their sense of smell do not 30 know how to cope without it.
I am referring to the fact that 5 I am congenitally anosmic; or, as I more helpfully put it when people thrust perfumed articles under my nose and invite an opinion on the aroma, I was born without a sense of smell. As Jacob also notes: 'You lose lots of subliminal information and links with the emotional centres of the brain.
Smells are inextricably linked 1 with memories and form the backdrop to your sensory 35 That experience, however, does not compare to the time I was experience. The smell of your first girlfriend's perfume or persuaded by school friends that as I couldn't smell Emma boyfriend's aftershave, anything associated with strong 1O Webster's perfume, I should drink it. This was, I recall, on emotion, will always trigger a rush of memory.
Alas, all it taught me was that perfume is not a Alarmed at the thought of producing sickly babies, I enquire beverage, and I was left feeling sick for days. For those who have lost their sense of smell 40 through infection or damage, the news is relatively good. A few bouts of food poisoning 20 alerted me to the fact that I can eat food which would cause I will have to soldier on.
I now check best-before dates assiduously ex-boyfriend who, as we reminisced about our and treat three-day-old milk with the respect it deserves. Professor Tim Jacob at Cardiff University, who researches olfaction, explains 'Anosmics will have found other ways of adapting, 38 50 girlfriend in the world.
You let me eat all the garlic I wanted and it didn't bother you. Gathering information - A Naturally, the problems of being olfactorily-challenged don't compare to those which attend blindness or deafness.
Nevertheless, certain things do have to be taken into account, and certain precautions taken, which you only fully appreciate when you start living alone. B 'The tongue can only distinguish the four basic tastes: bitter, sweet, salty, sour. Smell detects flavour and nuance, so they lose all significant sense of taste.
Some become oversensitive about having body odour and are frightened of going out. Nasal polyps causing blockages to olfactory passageways can be treated medically and surgically. But, as one might expect, less can be done to rectify causes one is born with.
She reluctantly acknowledged the truth of my claim after making me sniff the fumes from her bottle of nail varnish remover until I looked up hopefully and said 'My eyes are burning - is that what you mean? So I have fruit teas in the house even though they appear to be nothing more than an expensive way of colouring a mugful of hot water, and herbs, even though they are a matter of supreme indifference to me.
When I cook for other people and a recipe says 'season to taste', I have to hope for the best. Example: 1 You m ight notice this s mell in a gym. Positive Negative Neutral stale 3 Add the following adjectives to the columns in exercise 2. There is an example at the beginning O. Check the spelling of your answers. No marks are given for a word which is misspelt. There is a general O.. Online, a writer has the kind of And even sites which were once thought to be Another Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia once admitted that one of their editors, a professor of religious studies who other editors believed to be entirely Before h e was unmasked, Jordan had made over 20 alterations to the entries people had posted on the encyclopaedia.
Always read the text through once before you start to complete the gaps. Look carefully at the words and sentences both before and after a gap. When a leaf or stem is sliced, the plant signals distress The gas molecules are collected in a bell jar and born. The resultant sound waves are detected with a sensitive microphone.
The scientists have discovered that the A closer study showed it Listening to plants in this Apples, for instance, give Invisible differences of ripeness could be detected acoustically, enabling fruit to be separated so Key wo dtransformation For questions , complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. Here is an example 0. Having a holiday together was a mistake because we argued all the time. In this unit, we will look at three of the four Use of English tasks: Part 1 Multiple-choice cloze Part 3 Word formation Part 4 Key word transformation We will look at the four Reading tasks, Parts 5- 8, on pages Twitter in the city While cities and urban areas are attractive, food-rich environments for birds, there is a And the Many human beings find urban noise uncomfortable, but for birds, having vital communications drowned or muffled Research indicates that birds are Their songs are becoming shorter, louder and with longer pauses.
They are also increasingly singing at night, when noise And there's Some researchers b elieve that these changes will It's also been suggested that birds and species which Read through the whole text before you start making your choices. Norway's capital with its principal port and second city, Bergen.
It is the highest mainline railway in northern Europe, It was also one of the most difficult railways to build. There were few roads for supplies; deep snow and freezing temperatures for months on The line opened in Snow is a In the example below, the infinitive form of the verb is needed after the modal can. The missing words are usually nouns, adjectives, adverbs and occasionally verbs.
Sometimes the words you write will need to be in the plural, and sometimes a negative form is required. The meaning of the text surrounding the gaps will help you to decide. Use the word given in capitals a t the en d of some of th e lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line.
Use the words in bold to help you to decide on the correct form of your answer. What a pain! We've all felt pain at some time or other, but what is its function and how can we O.. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Some people b elieve that women should However, one study conducted at the University of Bath in the UK involving men and women submerging their arms in iced water, actually discovered that the women found th e pain more Check the spelling of the words you write.
No marks will be awarded for a misspelt word. It requires a spelling change to form the ending 'ize'. You are going to read a short text entitled Moths count! What do you think the text will be about? Turn to page Read through the text quite quickly, ignoring the gaps, and check your predictions. Then read the text again and for questions , use the word given in capitals at th e end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line.
Part 4 requires you to use a range of structures to express ideas in different ways. You are tested on your knowledge of both lexis and grammar. The key word might be part of a collocation, a phrasal verb or a set phrase.
It might relate to a particular grammar point or it could be a synonym or antonym of a word in the first sentence. When you complete each gap, pay attention to the correct use of verb patterns, prepositions, negatives, conjunctions and so on. Answer the questions in italics after each pair of sentences before you complete the task. Questions like these will not appear in the exam.
Which key verb in the first question is missing from the second? Is 'avoid' followed by a gerund or infinitive? What preposition goes before 'public' so that it means 'in front of other people'? To form the subject of the clause after 'I don't think that', do we use the gerund or infinitive? What common verb begins the expression ' CARE You should Is the speaker referring to past, present or future? What verb often collocates with 'care'? What noun is formed from the verb 'speak'?
What two prepositions go on either side of 'behalf'? What structure comes after 'wish' to refer to a past regret? See Unit 3 Which verb often collocates with 'attention'?
What preposition follows 'attention'? Comment on each one with your partner, saying whether you like or dislike it, agree or disagree with it. Give reasons for your opinions. Add capital letters where necessary. Jerome 6 'Its not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours. Would you prefer to work from home? Worktime - Listening Example: Dress smartly. Read through both tasks carefully before you start to listen.
Note that in Task One, you are listening for the advice the person received, not what they actually did. Try to predict the language you might hear for each prompt.
Example: A mind your body language - the wav you sit or stand; what you do with your arms. Concentrate mainly, but not exclusively, on Task One the first time you listen. The second time you listen, give more attention to Task Two. Don't leave any questions unanswered. For questions , choose from the list A-H the problem each speaker encountered. A mind your body language B arrive early for the interview c wear the right clothes D show interest in the prospective A feeling unwell 1 2 employer 3 E hide your enthusiasm for the job F practise the interview 4 beforehand having the wrong information c not having the right personality D arriving late for the interview E havi ng a slight accident F not having the right qualifications G being unable to answer 6 7 8 9 questions G think of an unusual situation H B 5 H being unhappy about the pay 10 control your nerves There are two questions for each speaker; one in Task One and one in Task Two.
Questions 1 and 6 correspond to the first speaker; questions 2 and 7 to the second speaker, and so on. Three of the prompts in each task are not used. If you have never had an interview, tell your partner what you would fear m ost about going for an interview and what you would do to overcome this fear. Discuss with your partner the reasons why the words underlined are in the gerund or the infinitive. Example: 1 The noun 'way' is often followed by the infinitive.
For each question , use the information in the informal sentence a to complete the gaps in the formal sentence b, using the words in the box. You should use each word once only. Find the mistake and correct it. Example: feeling a You can't help re-feel sorry for John, losing his job like that. Worktime Speaking 1 m Writing ':lll:m; The input text will take the form of notes made during a seminar, lecture, panel discussion or documentary. Your essay should be written in a formal and persuasive style.
You will be asked to write between words. Your class has recently watched a TV documentary on what methods governments should use to encourage young people to pursue further education. You should explain which method you think is more important for governments to consider, giving reasons in support of your answer. You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the TV documentary, but you should use your own words as far as possible.
Which of the listed methods does the writer suggest is more important? Encouraging school-leavers to take college courses Over the last ten years there has been a rise in the number of teens finishing their studies at age 16 or Statistics indicate that they are opting to leave school as early as possible, either because they are unable or unwilling to take their education further. It is clear that this could have a long-term impact on the skills, knowledge and qualifications of the general workforce.
It is therefore essential that governments find ways to reverse this trend. We need to begin by asking why young people do not see college as a good option. A major factor is certainly the cost. For many low-income families, course fees, materials and equipment are simply unaffordable.
Reducing fees would therefore enable many more students to attend college. However, for the government to do this, it would need to use a very large part of its total budget for education, year after year. It might be a more practical solution to offer young people more flexibility in when and how they study. If governments supported colleges in developing online courses and blended learning programmes, more young people could study at a time and place that was convenient to them.
Students with daytime jobs, for instance, could choose to do their coursework and view workshops or online webinars in the evening or weekends. Setting up these kinds of programme would be expensive at first, but once the courses were established, it would be a cost-effective approach. Now we have the technology, we should use it to maximize educational opportunities for the young generation.