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7/2019 Editorial Spotlight PLUS
Dear plus reader, tenses (which means they’re not always
Wherever and when- easy), but our exercises will help you re-
ever you get round member what to look out for. And by the
to reading this issue way, on pages 8–9, we present vocabulary
of plus, you’ll have no that will come in handy if you’re planning
language editor excuse whatsoever a picnic.
for skipping pages I hope you agree that a day out picnicking
4–5 — where you’ll find even more words in the countryside is a lovely idea. If not,
ending in “-ever”. Afterwards, why not turn to pages 14–15 to practise useful
turn to pages 6–7 to practise the use of phrases that will help you to disagree.
the present perfect, simple past and past
perfect? It may be no picnic using these


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Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Question words with “-ever”
On The Grammar Page (page 50), Adrian Doff explains whatever you need to know
about question words with “-ever”. Here, you can practise a bit more.

1. Whatever is that word? E

 omplete the sentences below with a question word + “-ever”. (In case
you’re wondering, the numbers in brackets are needed in exercise 2.)

A. have you done to your hair? It’s purple! (1)

B. I talk to my boss, I feel nervous. (2)
C. We have pasta, fish or meat. Choose you like. (3)
D. I have absolutely no time this week. (4)
E. Come round to my place you have time. (5)
F. did you finish all those reports so quickly? (6)
G. did you invite my ex-wife to the party, too? (7)
H. They lost the match. , they’re still top of the table. (8)
I. you cook for dinner, I’m sure it’ll be delicious. (9)
J. wins the prize will be notified by e-mail. (10)
K. You can sit you like — all the seats are free. (11)
L. you do, don’t tell her — it’s a secret. (12)

2. However do you explain that? M

Match the example sentences from exercise 1 to the explanations below.

Write the correct sentence numbers into the boxes. We have done the first
one for you.

8 A. “However” can be used to replace “but”.

B. “Why”, “How-”, “Which-”, “When-”, “What-”, “Who-” and “Wherever”
can be used in questions to express surprise or disbelief.
C. “Whoever” can mean “anyone at all”.
D. “Whenever” can mean “any time at all”.
E. “Whenever” can mean “every time”.
F. “What(so)ever” can be used in negative sentences to emphasize a point.
G. “Why ever” (written as two words) means “Why on earth… ?”.
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H. “Whichever” can mean “it doesn’t matter which you choose”.

I. “Whatever” can mean “anything at all”.
J. “However” can mean “How on earth… ?”.
K. “Whatever” can mean “You can do anything else except…”.
L. “Wherever” can mean “it doesn’t matter where”.

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Question words with “-ever”

3. Whichever quotation? A

 veryone seems to love those “wh-” words! Complete the quotations

below with a question word + “-ever”.

A. “ said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know

where to go shopping.” (Gertrude Stein)
B. “Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. it is that makes you
happy.” (Rita Moreno)
C. “ your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be
going to that.” (Will Smith)
D. “ you go, there are three icons that everyone knows:
Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.” (Pele)
E. “Football is a game of mistakes. makes the fewest
mistakes wins.” (Johan Cruyff)
F. “I pay no attention to anybody’s praise or blame.
I simply follow my own feelings.” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

G. “Be kind possible. It is always possible.” (Dalai Lama)

H. “ difficult life may seem, there is always something you
can do and succeed at.” (Stephen Hawking)
I. “I still have some very dear friends from school, and we get together
possible.” (Dionne Warwick)
J. “No human being, great or powerful, was ever so free as a
fish.” (John Ruskin)
K. “In war, side may call itself the victor, there are no winners,
but all are losers.” (Neville Chamberlain)

Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Present perfect, simple past and past perfect
On pages 47 and 57, Chad Smith and Vanessa Clark explain the use of the present
perfect, simple past and past perfect. Try these exercises for a bit of practice.

Ago is used
1. Pick the right word E with the simple
• He left five
Complete the sentences below with “ago”, “for” or “since”. minutes ago.
For is used
with the simple
A. I haven’t seen him years — not past tense
we left school! for a finished
situation in the
B.  when have you had pierced ears? — past:
my 14th birthday. • I worked
there for six
C. I’ve known him ages — we first met about 15 years years and
. then I left.
We use for and
D. He’s been the manager old Mr Benson retired. since with the
present perfect
E. I waited 15 minutes and then he phoned to say he’d be to talk about
late! a situation
that started in
F. I’ve worked here I left the car factory. the past and
continues to
the present
2. Tell me about it E We use “for”
+ a period of
 omplete the dialogues below by putting the words in bold in the correct
C • I’ve known
him for three
form and order. Use the short forms where possible (“I’ve”, “he’s”, etc.). years.
We use “since”
+ a point in
Peter: (A) (you, ever, be) to the US? time:
Tom: (B) (I, never, be) to the US, but • I’ve known
him since I
(C) (I, be) to Canada. was five.
Peter: Really? When (D) (be) that?
Tom: My parents (E) (take) me the year I We use the
(F) (leave) school. present
We (G) (go) to visit my mother’s perfect to
ask about
cousin. someone’s
Sara: (H) (you, ever, see) that band live in • Have you
concert? (ever in your
life) been to
Chloe: Yes. They (I) (play) in Manchester Japan?
last year and I (J) (be) lucky enough When we ask
for details
to get tickets!
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about the
Sara: What (K) (be) they like? And how experience,
we use the
long (L) (they play) for? simple past:
Chloe: They were fantastic! And I think they (M) • When did
you…?, How
(play) for almost two hours. did you…?,
Were you…?

7/2019 Grammatik Spotlight PLUS
Present perfect, simple past and past perfect

When we
narrate an 3. A bad morning M
event in the
past and the
events are told Read the short text below and underline the options in the correct tense.
in chronological
order, we use
the simple This morning, I (A) got / had got up late. I (B) had / had had a quick shower,
past: (C) got / had got dressed and (D) rushed / had rushed to the bus stop. I
• I found his (E) felt / had felt a bit sick on the bus because I (F) didn’t have / hadn’t had
number and
then I phoned any breakfast — not even a cup of tea. And when I (G) got / had got to work,
him, but no (H) I realized / had realized that I (I) left / had left my office keys at home!
one answered.
When we
include a detail
that happened 4. A logical ending A
earlier on, we
use the past Choose the right sentence ending so that the use of tenses makes sense.
• I found his
number — I’d A. I’d known him for years…
written it in
my diary — 1. but we lost touch when he moved. 2. and I still visit him regularly.
and then I
phoned him.
B. I’ve never met your brother…
1. until we both joined the tennis club. 2. so can you introduce us, please?
C. I hadn’t seen him since Christmas…
1. and then we met at your party. 2. so I really should phone him.

5. True or false? A

 ead each situation and decide whether the statements referring to it are
true (T) or false (F).

A. The thief had left when the police arrived.
The police saw the thief.
B. The film had started when he got to the cinema.
He saw the beginning of the film.
C. Freddy left the party when we arrived.
We saw Freddy.
D. The concert began when we took our seats.
We didn’t miss any of the concert.
E. I cooked dinner when she came.
Dinner was ready when she arrived.
F. I’d cooked dinner when she came.
Dinner was ready when she arrived.

Englisch für den Alltag Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Having a picnic
In Everyday English (pages 54–55), Dagmar Taylor presents dialogues about having
a picnic. Here, you can practise the words and phrases you have learned.

1. Martha’s shopping list E

 elp complete the

shopping list for
Martha’s next picnic Drinks
in Green Park. water
s __________
(A) o __________
__ b __________
(B) g ________

__ of bread
a (C) l ________ ps
________ of cris
several (D) p __ __ s ____ ______
crushed (E) p

Other things
____ to sit on
(F) big b ______ d forks)
__ (knives an
(G) c ________

2. Fill the gaps M

  here are two gaps in each of these sentences. Fill one of them with a
preposition and the other one with one of the words from the list below.

blanket | cake | pub | spread | Tube | yummy

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A. Look at all this food! You’ve put a fabulous !

B. Did you rough the so it looks like you baked
it yourself?
C. I can pick something from the bakery on the
way home.
D. It started pouring, so we ended at a instead.
E. We’re still on our way. I’ll let you know when we get the
F. Come and sit on the .

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Having a picnic

3. The right options E

 hoose the phrases that could replace the highlighted expressions below
without changing the meaning of the sentence.

A. I’ve put a lot of effort into creating a delicious picnic.

1. gone to great lengths to prepare 2. helped myself to
B. Do you remember when you had room for your legs in an airplane? Life
was better in the past.
1. Now you’re talking. 2. Those were the days.
C. You think I can bake scones in less than 20 minutes? Don’t be silly!
1. I suppose so! 2. What are you like?
D. Don’t worry. There’s more than enough food.
1. enough home-made food 2. enough food to feed an army
E. Please, take some food.
1. help yourselves 2. put on a spread

4. Remember the phrases M

Fill in the blanks to create sentences similar to those found on pages 54–55.

A. There’s of room on the blanket.

B. I’m so sorry. It’s all my .
C. I’d a cup of tea right now.
D. I don’t we have any milk, do we?
E. This is so crazy! What are you ?
F. That’s a much better idea. Now you’re !
G. You should it up a bit. It looks too perfect.

Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
The use of “used to”
In English at Work (page 61),
Ken Taylor explains the use of
“used to”. Here, you can practise
what you’ve learned.

“Used to”
1. Getting used to “used to” M + infinitive
actions that
 atch the beginnings on the left to the endings on the right to create sen-
M regularly
tences with the phrase “used to”. Be sure that all the sentences make sense. happened in
the past:
• I used to play
A. I… 1. use to live in London? a lot of sport.
B. I’m… 2. used to working together. (= But these
days, I don’t.)
C. Did you… 3. used to travel a lot. “Be used
D. Did you get… 4. use to work together. to” + noun
or gerund
E. We didn’t… 5. used to travelling a lot. describes
F. We are… 6. used to living in London? things that are
• I’m used to
playing a
2. Sport I used to play A lot of sport.
(= I do it so
 Use the correct form — infinitive or gerund — of the words from the list
often that
it’s become a
to complete the text below. habit.)

be | go | plan | play | row | run | see | take | train | walk

I used to (A) much more active than I am now. I used to

(B) lacrosse and (C) jogging. One day,
I stupidly decided to try a marathon, even though I wasn’t at all used to
(D) long distances. It took six months to train for it. I got
used to (E) water with me on my runs — and I got used to
(F) routes that included toilets.
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In the past, I also used to (G) . I used to (H)

the sunrise every morning while at rowing practice on the water. During the
winter, I used to (I) at the boathouse. Then I hurt my knee
and, for a while, I had to stop doing sport completely. After that, I had to get
used to (J) again.

7/2019 Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS
How (not) to start an e-mail
Also on page 61, Ken has advice on how (not) to start an e-mail. Do the exercise
below to check whether you can remember what he suggests.

1. Mixed bag A

 hoose the correct options to answer the questions about Ken’s reply to
Elisabeth on page 61.

A. “The phrase ‘with reference to…’ is rather formal.”

What is the opposite of “formal”?
1. unformal 2. informal
B. Ken use a formal response with someone he knows well.
1. would 2. wouldn’t
C. “I would not use it with people I know reasonably well.”
Which word could replace “reasonably” without changing the meaning?
1. fairly 2. logically
D. What worries Ken about the sentence “With reference to your e-mail
dated 28 May, I would like to inform you that...”?
1. It’s not easy to understand. 2. It’s not long enough.
E. Why does Ken suggest writing “Thank you for your mail dated 28 May.
I would like to inform you that...”?
1. It’s easier to write. 2. It’s easier to read.

2. A joke for you E

Now, use some of the words you learned on page 61 to complete this joke.

bothering | burning issue | concerns | reasonably

Sully: Hey, Mike. Did you know that light travels faster than sound?
Mike: Really? You know, it’s been (A) me for
some time trying to find out which one was faster.
Sully: Really?
Mike: Oh, yes, definitely. Finding out which is faster — light or sound — is a
(B) .
Sully: Um, really?
Mike: Sully, I have (C) about you.
Sully: But it’s really interesting that light travels faster than sound!
Mike: Yes, that’s why some people appear (D)
bright until you hear them speak.

Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Talking about landscapes
In Vocabulary (pages 48–49), Anna Hochsieder presents language for nature lovers.
Learn and practise more great words and phrases for talking about landscapes.

1. World records E

Answer the questions by choosing five of the words from the list.

Alaska | the Danube | the Gobi | Great Salt Lake | the Karakum | Kilimanjaro |
Lake Superior | Mount Kenya | Venezuela | the Volga

A. What’s the name of the highest mountain in Africa?

B. What’s the name of the longest river in Europe?
C. What’s the name of the largest desert in Asia?
D. What’s the name of the largest lake in the United States?
E. Where is the highest waterfall in the world?

2. The lie of the land M

 Read the descriptions and complete them with the name of the correct city.

Hamburg | Innsbruck | Istanbul | Venice

A.  is located in a valley and surrounded by an

Alpine landscape. The river from which it got its name flows through the
city centre.
B. Although home to one of the largest ports in Europe,
is not by the sea, but at the place where a river widens into a 100-kilometre-
long estuary.
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C.  lies on an archipelago — a group of islands —

in a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, in the north of a boot-shaped peninsula.
D.  lies on two continents. The two parts of the
city are separated by a narrow strait that joins the Black Sea with the Sea
of Marmara.

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3. Topographical features M

Match the topographical features (A–F) to their definitions (1–6).

A. An “archipelago”… 1. is a large area of sea partly surrounded by land.

B. A “geyser”… 2. is a group of small islands.
C. A “glacier”… 3. is a thick forest found in tropical areas.
D. A “gulf”… 4. is a place where a river flows over the edge of a cliff.
E. A “rainforest”… 5. is hot water that shoots upwards out of the earth.
F. A “waterfall”… 6. is a large mass of ice that moves very slowly.

Landscape is
a countable 4. What’s the difference? M
noun. It refers
to everything
you can see “ Landscape”, “scenery” or “countryside”? Complete each sentence with
when you look the most appropriate word.
across a large
area of land.
Scenery A. The landscape / scenery in that part of the country consists mostly of
has a similar barren desert.
meaning, but it
is uncountable. B. My parents are thinking of moving to the French countryside / landscape.
It refers to
the natural C. We just sat there for hours, enjoying the countryside / scenery.
features of a
particular area, D. Imagine a typically English landscape / scenery, with hedgerows, fields
such as hills or and rolling hills.
valleys, and is
used almost E. People arrived from all over the city and the surrounding countryside /
exclusively landscape.
for attractive
landscapes. F. The region has some beautiful landscape / scenery to offer.
is also an
noun. It refers 5. A city’s topography A
to land outside
towns and  rite in the missing letters to complete the topographical features. Then
arrange the letters in the blue boxes to form the name of the city described.

This city lies on the elevated (A) p s of Upper Bavaria. One of its
attractions is its proximity to Europe’s most extensive (B) n i
ranges. The city’s main river is a (C) t r of the Danube.
Several small (D) sl are linked to the mainland via bridges.
There are stony (E) a along the riverbanks, where some
people like to bathe in the nude.
The name of this city is .

Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Agreeing and disagreeing
In our Language feature (pages 42–46), Adrian Doff presents useful phrases for
agreeing and disagreeing. Here, you can practise the expressions you’ve learned.

1. Do you agree? E

The expressions below show partial agreement. Choose the correct

options to complete them.

A. OK, I agree, ...

1. but 2. therefore
B. you’re right, but…
1. Maybe 2. It can be
C. That’s all very , but…

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1. good 2. well
D. You’ve got a point, I .
1. suppose 2. propose

2. I beg to differ! A

 Use the following expressions to complete the dialogue below.

are you sure | I don’t see anything wrong with | I’m all in favour of | I’m not saying |
That’s all very well, but | What do you think | What’s more | Yes, you’re probably right |
You must be joking

Dad: I think giving Oliver a mobile phone was a good decision. It’ll keep
him safe.
Mum: (A) ! How is playing games keeping him safe?
Dad: (B) him having games on his phone.
(C) , it’ll make him want to take his phone with
him when he goes out, and that means he can call us if he needs us.
Mum: (D) that giving Oliver a phone was a bad idea.
Yes, he can call us. (E) does he really need a
smartphone? The other day, I caught him shouting at his phone be-
cause of some new game he had downloaded.
Dad: Right, (F) limiting the time Oliver spends
playing games, but (G) we should have
bought him a new phone? I mean, the one he has now didn’t cost us
anything — it was my old phone. (H) ?
Mum: (I) . It would have been silly buying him a new
phone when we had one already. But let’s limit his gaming time.

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3. Expressions of (dis)agreement M

 atch the sentence halves to create more

expressions that were used in the dialogues.

A. Do you... 1. a great idea.

B. Why... 2. really think so?
C. I don’t agree... 3. at all.
D. I think that’s... 4. that.
E. I don’t get... 5. ever not?

4. Which category? A

 ook at the expressions from exercise 2 again and put them into the
correct category below.

A. Disagreeing carefully

B. Disagreeing strongly

C. Partly agreeing

D. Saying you approve of something

E. Asking for an opinion

F. Listing arguments

G. Finding common ground (reaching agreement)

Lesen und verstehen Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
A “highly” successful business US

On page 26, Ginger Kuenzel writes about a “highly” successful business. Read her
column and test your reading skills by doing the exercises on the opposite page.

1 I remember an ad back in the 1960s for a cigarette that was developed just for the female
market. It was a long, slim cigarette, and the pitch was: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
It’s a rather surprising marketing message. After all, smoking is dangerous for everyone,
but particularly for women since they’re the ones who could be bearing children.

5 Back in the days when those tobacco companies were trying to get me, as a liber­ated
young woman, to smoke their product, I was far more interested in smoking other
plant-based substances. In the US, it was the era of Vietnam War protests, burning bras
and (A) , race riots, and (B) . Martin Luther King was assas-
sinated in April of 1968, and Bobby Kennedy was gunned down in June of that year.

10 Marijuana was our poison of choice to keep ourselves on an even keel. And, of course,
we were convinced that it helped us to see things ever so much more clearly and to cre-
ate more meaning in our lives. Yes, it was illegal. And no, I will likely never run for pres-
ident of the US since I not only smoked it, but — unlike Bill Clinton — even inhaled it.

If anyone had told me back then that we would come as far as we have today, I would
15 have asked them what they were smoking. The (C) of cannabis is now legal
in 10 states and its medical use in 33. And who could have imagined that a top Repub-
lican politician — John Boehner, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives
— would be serving on the board of directors of a cannabis company?

States have come to understand that the cannabis industry can be a huge plus in terms
20 of revenue. Colorado, the first state to legalize pot, recorded nearly $1.56 billion in sales
between 2012 and 2018, and California has seen sales of $2.75 billion. By the end of
January 2019, Colorado had added just over $927 million to its coffers from cannabis
taxes, licenses, and fees.

But this is not the only way that cannabis is contributing to the states’ economies. The
25 industry is also creating jobs. In fact, according to a market research report from the
cannabis data and research firm New Frontier Data, the US cannabis market will create
283,422 jobs by 2020. The (D) industry will also see a large increase in
sales — what with all those people getting the munchies.

And although my friends and I spent a significant amount of time studying the effects
30 of marijuana during our college years, we certainly never got any credit for that. Today,
on the other hand, cannabis is actually a legitimate course of study. Colleges are starting
to offer agricultural courses that teach about growing the best weed, as well as courses
that cover the business, legal, and medical aspects of marijuana. I guess you could say
that the term “higher” education has taken on a whole new meaning.

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1. Opposites E

 he use of cannabis is now legal in many US states, but it used to be illegal.

Add the correct prefixes to the adjectives below in order to form opposites.

A. interested D. agreeable G. legitimate

B. literate E. regular H. surprising
C. visible F. significant I. possible

2. Common compounds E

Match the compounds (A–D) to their definitions (1–4).

A. civil unrest 1. written orders to do military service

B. draft cards 2. meals that are unhealthy and need little or no
C. junk food preparation
D. recreational use 3. taking a drug or medication for pleasure
4. a feeling of dissatisfaction or a disturbance in a
group of people

3. Back in place M

Now, insert the compounds from exercise 2 into the text on page 16
where they belong.

A. C.
B. D.

4. To sum up A

 hich sentence below best describes Ginger’s feelings about legalizing

cannabis in the US? Choose the best answer.

Ginger thinks…
A. cannabis can bring a lot of money to the states that have legalized its use.
B. cannabis should be a course of study at more colleges because that’s a
period of time when most people smoke it.
C. cannabis can help people stay on an even keel today as it once did for her.

Land und Leute Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
A tour of London
In our Travel feature (pages 28–35), Lorraine Mallinder takes us on an entertaining
tour of London. Here, you can test yourself on what you have read.

1. London walks M

1. The author arrives in London at King’s Cross St Pancras, which connects

six Underground lines and serves two grand old stations.
A. bus B. railway C. scooter

2.  , an ancient British queen, is said to lie somewhere beneath

platforms 8 to 10 of King’s Cross.
A. Boudica B. Elizabeth C. Kate

3. There are over 150 million catalogued items at the British Library,
in­cluding the lyrics of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”, hand­
written by Lennon.
A. Paul B. John C. Ringo

4. In Bloomsbury, the author passes what she calls “the British
A. ornamental B. continental C. monumental

5. At the London Review Bookshop, the author orders herself a piece of
turmeric, and lemon cake.
A. cherry B. orange C. strawberry

6. Bookseller and poet John Clegg claims that his is the only bookshop in
the UK where the choose the books that are sold there.
A. royals B. staff C. Brexiteers

7. A popular name for Fleet Street, once the home of British journalism, was
the “ ”.
A. Street of Shame B. Avenue of Anger C. Boulevard of Bluster

8. From Fleet Street, the author walks to Australia House, the city’s oldest
continuously occupied .
A. diplomatic mission B. kangaroo enclosure C. opera house

9. In the , architect Inigo Jones designed the Covent Garden

piazza to include houses intended for the aristocracy.
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A. 13th century B. 17th century C. 20th century

10. Liberty, a large , was started as a tribute to the magical

bazaars of the East.
A. Shakespearean theatre B. vegetable market C. department store

7/2019 Redewendungen Spotlight PLUS
Accidents and mistakes
In Spoken English (page 60), Adrian Doff looks at how to talk about accidents and
mistakes in conversational English. Here, you can practise what you’ve learned.

1. A slippery slope E

Match the remarks below (A–D) to the reactions they could trigger (1–4).

A. Why is it a fashion faux pas to wear jogging bottoms to the office?

B. Oh, the vase is broken!
C. Do you think I’m losing my hair?
D. Maybe I should have turned off earlier. I think I might have slipped up.

1. I’m so sorry. It slipped out of my hand. I didn’t do it on purpose!

2. You’re right. I don’t recognize this neighbourhood at all.
3. I don’t know, but I suggest you wear proper trousers instead.
4. No, of course not. Here’s your bald (glatzköpfig) egg, by the way. Sorry,
I mean boiled egg. It was a slip of the tongue.

2. Which is it? M

Complete the sentences by circling the correct options.

A. Did you hear what he said? He really put his foot / hand in it.
B. Why do you look so cross? Did I say / tell the wrong thing?
C. I think you made a typing / writing mistake in your e-mail.
D. I can’t believe you did / got your wife’s name wrong!
E. Don’t worry. We all do / make mistakes.

3. A quote for you A

 nscramble the words and phrases below. Then use the letters highlighted
in blue to complete the famous quote by Oscar Wilde.

A. wescr up
B. axfu sap
C. steakmi by
D. wgonr night
E. mane didn’t to
F. adaintyclcle

“ is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

Hörverständnis Spotlight PLUS 7/2019
Making art from animals US

Allis Markham is a taxidermist (see pages 12–13) from Los Angeles. Listen to her
talk about making art from animals and then try the exercises.

1. True or false? E

 isten to the audio and then decide whether the statements are true (T) or
false (F) according to what Allis Markham says.
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A. Allis used to be an engineer. URL eingeben
B. Allis’s father was a NASA astronaut.
C. Allis spent a lot of time outside when she was younger. plus0719

D. Allis’s first training in taxidermy was at a course in Michigan.

E. Allis’s job before she became a taxidermist was well paid.

2. Not true! M

  he four lists below contain one item each that is incorrect. Listen to the
recording again to identify the incorrect one and cross it out.

A. Allis got interested in taxidermy because she loves:

animals | decorating things | science
B. Allis’s hobbies are:
drawing | painting | sculpting
C. Allis collects:
furs | leather | minks
D. Allis’s former employers are:
Disney | NASA | Natural History Museum

3. Colourful phrases A

 llis uses several colourful phrases in the audio — do you know what they
mean? Choose the options that best define them.

A. He actually worked for NASA and, you know, big shoes to fill there!
1. a high standard that needs to be met 2. a well-paid job that is on offer

B. And then, one day, I just lost my marbles…

1. did something funny 2. went crazy Hörverständnis-
Training unter:
C. …I think I maybe want to strike (it) out on my own for a bit. www.spotlight-
1. try something alone without help 2. end a relationship

7/2019 Test Spotlight PLUS
See how much you’ve learned
We hope you’ve enjoyed this issue of Spotlight plus. Try this revision test to see how
much you’ve learned. Any questions? Contact us at:

1. Check your progress M

1. Waiter, I’ll have the lady over there is having.

A. whichever B. whatever C. wherever

2. said she was from Canada?

A. Whatever B. However C. Whoever

3. We moved in .
A. five years ago B. for five years C. since five years

4. I’ve been working here .

A. five years B. for five years C. since five years.

5. How are we supposed to eat the salad without any ?

A. cutlery B. blanket C. spread

6. Just put the cake on a plate and rough it up a bit — no one will notice that it’s
not .
A. home-made B. house-made C. self-made

7. This restaurant is more to my than the one we went to last week.

A. enjoying B. liking C. styling

8. I used to be able French, but I’ve forgotten it all.

A. to say B. to talk C. to speak

9. The Hawaiian Islands are a(n) .

A. archipelago B. gulf C. bay

10. Their farm is way out in the .

A. countryside B. landscape C. scenery

11. You want to sell everything and move to an island? You must be !
A. all very well B. joking C. in favour of

12. I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with you.

A. at all B. for all C. in all

13. Coffee keeps me on a(n) keel.

A. steady B. calm C. even

14. The use of cannabis used to be .

A. legal B. unlegal C. illegal

15. It was only a(n) of the tongue — I’m so sorry!

A. error B. slip C. mistake

Lösungen Spotlight PLUS 7/2019


2. Tell me about it 2. Sport I used to play
WITH “-EVER” (PP. 4–5) (PP. 8–9)
A. Have you ever been A. be
1. Whatever is that word? B. I’ve never been 1. Martha’s shopping list B. play
A. Whatever C. I’ve been A. orange squash C. go
B. Whenever D. was B. ginger beer D. running
C. whichever E. took C. loaf E. taking
D. what(so)ever F. left D. packets F. planning
E. whenever G. went E. potato salad G. row
F. However H. Have you ever seen F. blanket H. see
G. Why ever I. played G. cutlery I. train
H. However J. was J. walking
I. Whatever K. were
2. Fill the gaps
J. Whoever L. did they play HOW (NOT) TO START
A. on, spread
K. wherever M. played AN E-MAIL (P. 11)
B. up, cake
L. Whatever
C. up, yummy 1. Mixed bag
3. A bad morning D. up, pub A–2
2. However do you A. got E. off, Tube B–2
explain that? B. had F. down, blanket C–1
A–8; B–1; C–10; D–5; E–2; C. got D–1
F–4; G–7; H–3; I–9; J–6; D. rushed E–2
K–12; L–11 3. The right options
E. felt
F. hadn’t had
B–2 2. A joke for you
3. Whichever quotation? G. got
C–2 A. bothering
A. Whoever H. realized
D–2 C. burning issue
B. Whatever I. had left
E–1 D. concerns
C. Whatever E. reasonably
D. Wherever
4. A logical ending
E. Whoever 4. Remember the phrases
F. whatever A. plenty
G. whenever B. fault LANDSCAPES (PP. 12–13)
H. However C. love
I. whenever D. suppose 1. World records
J. however 5. True or false? E. like A. Kilimanjaro (5,895
F. talking metres)
K. whichever A. false
G. rough B. the Volga (3,530
B. false
C. true
C. the Gobi (1.3 million
PRESENT PERFECT, D. true square kilometres)
D. Lake Superior (82,100
PAST PERFECT (PP. 6–7) F. true (P. 10)
square kilometres)
1. Pick the right word 1. Getting used to “used E. Venezuela (Angel Falls,
A. for, since to” 979 metres)
B. Since, Since A–3
C. for, ago B–5
2. The lie of the land
D. since C–1
A. Innsbruck
E. for D–6
B. Hamburg
F. since E–4
C. Venice
D. Istanbul

7/2019 Lösungen Spotlight PLUS

3. Topographical features 3. Expressions of 4. To sum up 2. Not true!

A–2 [)A:kI(pelEgEU] (dis)agreement Sentence A best describes A. decorating things
B–5 [(gaIzE] A–2 Ginger’s feelings. B. drawing
C–6 [(glÄsiE] B–5 C. leather
D–1 C–3 D. NASA
F–4 E–4 (P. 18)
3. Colourful phrases
1. London walks A–1
4. What’s the difference? 4. Which category? 1–B; 2–A; 3–B; 4–C; 5–B; B–2
A. are you sure…? 6–B; 7–A; 8–A; 9–B; 10–C
A. landscape C–1
B. countryside B. You must be joking!
C. scenery C. That’s all very well, but…
D. I don’t see anything ACCIDENTS AND
D. landscape SEE HOW MUCH YOU’VE
wrong with…; I’m all in MISTAKES (P. 19)
E. countryside LEARNED (P. 21)
favour of…
F. scenery 1. A slippery slope
E. What do you think? 1. Check your progress
F. What’s more… 1–B; 2–C; 3–A; 4–B; 5–A;
B–1 6–A; 7–B; 8–C; 9–A; 10–A;
5. A city’s topography G. I’m not saying…; Yes,
C–4 11–B; 12–A; 13–C; 14–C;
A. plains you’re probably right.
D–2 15–B
B. mountain
C. tributary
D. islands A “HIGHLY” SUCCESSFUL 2. Which is it?
E. beaches BUSINESS (PP. 16–17) A. foot
The name of this city is 1. Opposites B. say
Munich. C. typing
A. uninterested
B. illiterate D. got
C. invisible E. make
D. disagreeable
(PP. 14–15) E. irregular 3. A quote for you
F. insignificant A. screw
1. Do you agree? G. illegitimate B. faux pas
A–1 H. unsurprising C. mistake
B–1 I. impossible D. wrong thing
E. mean
2. Common compounds F. accidentally
A–4 “Experience is simply
2. I beg to differ! the name we give our
A. You must be joking C–2
B. I don’t see anything D–3
wrong with
C. What’s more MAKING ART FROM
3. Back in place ANIMALS (P. 20)
D. I’m not saying
E. That’s all very well, but A. draft cards 1. True or false?
F. I’m all in favour of B. civil unrest A. false
G. are you sure C. recreational use B. false
H. What do you think D. junk-food C. true
I. Yes, you’re probably D. false
right E. true

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