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1a What are you doing here?

1 Choose the correct options.

Max: Excuse me. I’m looking for a present Laura: Hi, Max. How’s it 3coming / doing /
for my girlfriend. going?
Assistant: What are you 1looking / after / Max: Laura! Hi! I thought you were at home.
wanting? Laura: No, I meet Sue here 4every / each / all
Max: I’m not sure. 2Something / Someone / other Saturday. We’re going shopping

Somewhere unusual. I want to surprise today. I need some new clothes for my
her. birthday party. 5Anyway / However /
Assistant: How about some silver bangles? Although, what have you got there?
Max: Oh, yes, these are great. Oh no! Here’s Max: Er … nothing, I … er …. Oh, is that the
my girlfriend now. time? I must go. See you later.

Vocabulary: Clothes, styles, accessories and patterns

2 Write the words.

5 8

6 11

1 bandana 4 h 7 s 9 t t
2 j 5 b 8 t 10 t b
3 f -f 6 t 11 s

Grammar: Present simple and present continuous

3 Choose the correct form of the verbs.

I love cool clothes! Qu: What 4do you wear / are you wearing at the moment?
I’m at school at the moment. 5I wear / I’m wearing a fleece. The
Qu: Where 1 do you usually shop /
school is really cold today, so 6I don’t wear / I’m not wearing
are you usually shopping for
cool clothes!
Qu: This is a question for the boys! 7Do you ever wear / Are you ever
I always buy / I’m always buying
wearing bangles or 8do you think / are you thinking they are
my clothes from the market. They
only for girls?
sell / are selling the coolest (and
cheapest) clothes. Well, 9I wear / I’m wearing some now. I wouldn’t go to the shops and
buy them, but sometimes 10I borrow / I’m borrowing my sister’s!

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Grammar: Question tags Grammar summary
4   Match the beginnings (1–10) with the Present simple and present continuous
question tags (a–l). There are two extra tags. Affirmative Negative
1 That’s the new boy, a) don’t they? I live in a small flat. You don’t like rock music.
She always plays tennis She doesn’t often go out.
2 He’s from Scotland, b) does she?
on Saturdays.
3 His sister’s in Year 12, c) is he? We’re working at the I’m not eating lunch now.
4 They live near you, d) haven’t they? moment.
5 Their dad doesn’t live e) isn’t it? He’s sleeping at the It isn’t raining at the
moment. moment.
with them, f) didn’t she?
Questions Short answers
6 He works in America, g) does he?
Do you often go to bed Yes, I do.
7 They’ve got a dog, h) isn’t he? late? No, I don’t.
8 Your mum doesn’t like it, i) have they? Does she like fish? Yes, she does.
9 It tried to catch your cat, j) didn’t it? No, she doesn’t.
Are they cooking dinner? Yes, they are.
10 And your mum called k) isn’t she?
No, they aren’t.
the police, l) doesn’t he? Is he getting dressed? Yes, he is.
No, he isn’t.
Use your English: Shop for clothes Wh- questions
5   Number the conversations in the What do you usually do on Saturdays?
correct order. What is she doing at the moment?

Dialogue 1
  a) Beth: Yes, please. I’m looking for Use
a shirt. • We use the present simple to talk about permanent
  b) Beth: It looks good. How much situations, routines and for timetabled events in the future.
is it? They live in Greece.
• We use the present continuous to talk about things that are
1   c) Assistant: Can I help you?
happening now or around now.
  d) Beth: That’s a bit expensive. I’ll
My mum is cooking at the moment.
leave it.
• We don’t usually use stative verbs in the present continuous,
  e) Assistant: How about this one? e.g. like, love, hate, understand, know, want, believe.
  f) Assistant: It’s £25. I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
NOT I’m not believing in Santa Claus.
Dialogue 2

  a) Tim: Can I try the black ones on?

Question tags
  b) Tim:  es, please. Have you got
Y I’m late, aren’t I?
these trousers in a different You haven’t got any money, have you?
colour? He doesn’t eat meat, does he?
  c) Assistant: O
 f course, the changing Your parents are teachers, aren’t they?
rooms are over there.

  d) Assistant: Yes, we have. Black, red Note

or brown. Use
• We use question tags to check or confirm information.
  e) Assistant: Do you need any help?
You’re in class 8C, aren’t you?
• When we use a rising intonation, it shows that we aren’t sure
of the answer. When we use a falling intonation, it shows that
we are simply checking something we already know.

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1b I’ve loved every minute.
Vocabulary: Jobs 3 Read the interview. Complete the
questions and answers with the verbs in the
1 Rearrange the letters to make jobs.
present perfect or the past simple.
1 ufsehieow 6 atsjuronli
Danny Grantham is an extra on British TV.
2 unsre 7 lubredi
Previous Interview Next
3 eiccmhna 8 lipto
1 Q: When did you start (you/start) your
career as an extra?
4 hircaes 9 iernegne DG: I started (I/start) in 2008.
2 Q: What (be) your first part?
DG: (I/be) a soldier in a
5 veeeidtct 10 stirat
programme about the First World War.
3 Q: What (you/do) in that
Grammar: Present perfect simple with DG: (I/not/do) anything! I
for and since; Present perfect and was in a hospital bed, asleep.
past simple 4 Q: How many programmes
2 Read the article and choose the correct (you/be) in altogether?
DG: Oh, that’s difficult. (I/be)
in over one hundred programmes.
5 Q: (you/ever/say) anything
HOW TO BECOME A STAR. on screen?
DG: (✓). (I/say)
Previous Become an extra Next ‘Waiter’ in a programme about a hotel!
Extras are the people you see in the background 6 Q: (a director/ever/ask) you
of films or television programmes who don’t to play a bigger part in a programme?
speak. Thousands of people are needed every DG: Yes. (Three directors/offer)
me parts, but I like being an extra. I’m
year, but is it a good way to become famous?
not ready to be a real actor yet!
Many people who 1have left / left home years
ago and 2have gone / went to Hollywood
hoping to become stars 3have been / were
4 Rewrite the sentences using the present
there 4for / since many years and, so far, are still
perfect simple with for or since.
working as extras. No director 5has noticed /
noticed them yet, but they still dream. 1 I arrived here half an hour ago.
Some are lucky. In four 1987 films, Hunk, Less I ’ve been here for half an hour.
Than Zero, No Way Out and No Man’s Land,
2 My parents got married twenty years ago.
you may recognise one young extra. His name
My parents .
… Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt 6has made / made
over fifty films 7for / since 1987 and is a huge 3 Mr Burns started working at our school in
star, but, back then, he 8has been / was just September.
another hopeful extra. His parents 9haven’t
Mr Burns .
been / weren’t actors and he 10hasn’t had /
4 Charles got his MP3 player last Tuesday.
didn’t have any contacts or help with his career.
A director 11has seen / saw him, realised he Charles .
had star quality and 12has given / gave him a 5 I started dreaming of being a singer fifteen
years ago.
So it can happen. Could it happen to you?
I .

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5   Make sentences from the prompts. Grammar summary
1 Sean Connery/be/ Present perfect and past simple
actor/1954 Affirmative Negative
Sean Connery has been I’ve seen that film three He hasn’t found a job
times. yet.
an actor since 1954.
I saw that film last week. He didn’t find a job last
2 Before he/become/actor/ summer.
he/be/lorry driver Questions Short answers
 Have you ever acted in Yes, I have.
 a play? No, I haven’t.
Sean Connery
Did you act in a play Yes, I did.
last year? No, I didn’t.
3 Shontelle/study/
Wh- questions
law/when she/be/at
Where have you been?
university Where did you go last night?

4 She/know/Rihanna/they/
• We use the present perfect simple to connect past
be/at school together events with the present.
Shontelle  – a past experience at an unstated time
 I’ve lived in Madrid.
– recent actions with a present result
5 Nicole Kidman/work for I’ve washed my dad’s car.
–  things which started in the past and are still true
 I’ve known Mick for five years.
 I’ve been here since two o’clock.
6 In 2001, she/sing/ • We use the past simple to talk about events which are
‘Something Stupid’ with
I worked in a shop for three months. (I don’t work
Robbie Williams there now.)
Nicole Kidman 
 Present perfect simple with for and
7 Gianfranco Zola/play/ I’ve had this for two years.
football/from 1984 to We’ve lived here for six months.
2005 He’s worked here since September.
They’ve been married since 2007.

8 He/be/a football
• We use the present perfect simple with for and since
manager/2006 to show how long an action or event has been in
 progress. We use for with a period of time and since
Gianfranco Zola
 with a point in time.
We’ve been here for three hours.
We’ve been here since three o’clock.

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1c It’s much more rewarding.
Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe work
1 Complete the adjectives to describe the jobs.

1 d u l l, b l -p d 2 d g r ,e c n

3 g m o ,w -p 4 w t w ,r w d

2 Choose the correct options.

This is a great opportunity. It’s very 1 creative / It’s a 5stressful / badly-paid / interesting
dull / stressful as you can use your artistic job – only 50p an hour! The work is
skills to make each burger different! You meet 6
exciting / glamorous / dull – the same
new people every day and the job can be very thing all day, every day. It’s also 7tiring /
educational / exciting / tiring when a famous film safe / educational as you are on your feet
star or singer comes in for a burger. The green and all day. It can be 8rewarding / creative /
yellow uniform is very 3glamorous / rewarding / dangerous, too – three people burnt
worthwhile and the job is also dangerous /
themselves last week!
well-paid / educational as you will learn exactly
how many fries there are in a 100g portion.
Come and apply now!

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Grammar: Intensifiers much, far, a lot, Grammar summary
a bit with comparative adjectives and
adverbs; (not) as … as Intensifiers much, far, a lot, a bit with
comparative adjectives and adverbs;
3 Choose the correct options. (not) as … as
1 Teachers aren’t as badly-paid as / than / like Teaching is much more rewarding than office work.
Acting is far more stressful than writing.
Working in a factory is a lot duller than working in
2 Cleaners work more hard / harder / more an office.
hardly than shop assistants. Being a lawyer is a bit better-paid than being an
3 You should think about your work careful / accountant.
We work a lot more quietly now than we used to.
more careful / more carefully.
My dad doesn’t explain things as clearly as my
4 Please drive slower / more slow / mum does.
more slowly!
5 My new job is easier / more easy / more Note
easily than my old one, but it isn’t as good- /
• We use intensifiers with comparative adjectives and
well- / better-paid. adverbs to show how similar or different two things are.
6 I earn fewer / worse / less than you and I work I work a bit harder than my sister.
a lot / far / much longer than you each day. I work a lot harder than my sister.
• We use (not) as … as to say that two things are or are
7 Why aren’t you as happy / happily / more
not the same. We often use not as … as to avoid using
happy as I am? a negative adjective.
8 I’m getting a bit / far / a lot more money than I’m as clever as my sister.
last year, but not much. My brother is not as clever as I am.
NOT My brother is more stupid than I am.
4 Compare the activities using the
Common mistakes
information given.
I drive slower than my sister. ✗
I drive more slowly than my sister. ✓
✓✓ much more = as … as
Summer work isn’t as hard to find like normal work. ✗
✓ a bit more ✗ not as … as Summer work isn’t as hard to find as normal work. ✓


1 doing voluntary work ✓✓ backpacking (difficult)
Doing voluntary work is much more difficult
than backpacking.

2 doing voluntary work ✓ backpacking (interesting)

3 backpacking ✗ doing voluntary work (dangerous)

4 backpacking = doing voluntary work (rewarding)

5 doing voluntary work ✓✓ backpacking (useful)

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1 Language round-up
1 Complete the words. 4 Complete the text with the correct form
of the words from the box.
Clothes Styles

1 leggings 4 s p d • as • since • be • tall • high • know

2 f c 5 b g • far • talented • fast • for • appear
3 t g t 6 c c d
Jaime Nared has played basketball 1since
Accessories Adjectives to describe jobs
she was four years old. She 2
7 b g e 10 g m o s
several times on television and is famous in
8 b n n 11 w t w l
the USA.
9 h rb d 12 e c t n
Jaime is amazing. Even when she was
young, she was much 3 than
2 Match the beginnings (1–11) to the endings (a–k). her school friends – in fact, at the age of
1 John isn’t here, a) believe me?
thirteen, she was 4 tall as a lot
2 Have you b) a long time?
of eighteen year olds and she was always
3 They don’t work here, c) working at the 5
better at basketball than
4 Do you moment?
children of her own age. She could run
5 Is being a waiter more d) is he?
much 6 and no one could jump
interesting e) this morning?
as 7
as she could.
6 Are you f) as your old one?
Before she went to High School, Jaime 1c
Language round-up

7 You’ve been here before, g) than working in

played for Team Concept, a girls’
8 Have you been here since a shop?
basketball team. The trainer there, Michael
9 Have you known her for h) seen this film?
Abraham 8 a basketball trainer
10 Is your new job as i) that watch? 9
over thirty years. He
well-paid j) haven’t you? 10
how difficult it can be for
11 How long have you had k) do they?
very talented young players to find other
people of their own age to compete against
3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the
and how important it is that they can play
auxiliaries have, do or be.
in a team where everyone is as
1 Where do you live? 11
as they are.
2 You like football, you?
3 Stephen know Emily?
4 Who Pia talking to at the moment?
Total …/40
5 Mark written any emails yet.
6 Your mum speak French, does she?
7 I’m going to school by bus today, I?
8 How much money you spent so far today?
9 This isn’t your phone, it?
10 What you do last night?


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1 Skills practice

Read Write
1 Match the headings (1–4) to the correct texts (A–D). 3 Complete the article with the words from
the box.
1 A shopping centre 3 Jumble sales
2 A market 4 Charity shops
• looks • buys • see • wearing
• boots • market • wears • usually
My parents are members of a local theatre group and • dressed • cool
they often organise these to raise money. I always help
them because, as I’m sorting out the bags of clothes A friend whose fashion style I admire.
that people give us, I often find something for myself. I The friend I want to write about is Nicola.
always pay for them, but nothing costs more than 50p! She always wears really 1cool clothes and
B she 2 great whatever she has
I rarely buy new clothes. These shops are great for on.
finding unusual old jackets, trousers and shirts that Nicola loves 3 hats. You never
people don’t want anymore. They’re really cheap and
her without one on her head.
the money you spend all goes to people who need help. Sometimes she wears women’s sun hats,
There are three in our main shopping street. but 5 she wears old-fashioned
C men’s hats like you see in gangster films!
Language round-up

My friends and I usually get the bus here on Saturdays. She 6 a mixture of styles. Last
It’s great. There are 130 shops, four restaurants and week, she came to school 7 in a
a cinema. Some of the shops are quite expensive, but summer dress with a man’s jacket and a pair
there are often sales so you can usually find some good of old walking 8 .
bargains. Nicola usually 9 her clothes from
D the 10
. She goes there every
This is a great place to buy clothes. I love walking Saturday and she spends hours looking for
around the different stalls. The only problem is that interesting new things to wear.
there are no changing rooms so, if you want to try 4 You are going to write a similar article
things on, everyone can see you! It’s OK for jackets and about one of your friends. Before you
start, organise your ideas.
jumpers, but not so easy if you want to buy trousers.
clothes/accessories he/she wears
2 Read the texts again. Answer true (T), false (F) or
doesn’t say (DS).

1 Text A: The speaker’s parents do a lot of acting. DS adjectives to describe his/her look
2 Text A: The best thing about helping is that you
don’t have to pay for the clothes that you find.
other information (where he/she buys his/
3 Text B: The clothes sold here are not new. her clothes, etc.)
4 Text C: The girl and her friend usually go to the
cinema after shopping.
5 Text D: You can’t try clothes on here 5 Now write the article.
because there are no changing rooms.
A friend whose fashion style I admire.
The friend I want to write about is …

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