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12/2018 Editorial Spotlight PLUS
Dear plus reader, (pages 16–17) and practise your listening
In this issue of plus, we skills with a short recording of Alberto
give you the chance to Garcia, who serves delicious tacos in
help Prince Willliam Pasadena, California (page 20).
organize a birthday In addition to all these food-related
language editor buffet for Kate (page 8); exercises, we serve a little grammar as a
to figure out the perfect side dish and look at different questions
seating arrangements for an executive formed with wh-words (pages 4–7).
dinner (pages 10–11) and to create an Enjoy your shepherd’s pie — and, of
easy recipe for shepherd’s pie (page 13). course, this special issue of plus!
You can test your reading comprehension
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Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
On this month’s Grammar Page (page 52), Adrian Doff takes a look at different
wh-questions. Here, you can practise using them correctly.

1. Which wh-word? E

Complete the missing wh-words in the questions below.

A. Wh happened?
B. Wh one would you like?
C. Wh is Easter next year?
D. Wh do you come from?
E. Wh is it? It’s not mine!
F. Wh are you late? Did you miss the bus?
G. Wh sent you those flowers?

2. Say it differently M

Complete the words below so that the second question has a similar
meaning to the question given.

A. Who do they belong to?

W are they?

B. What sort of beer do you like?

What k of beer do you like?

C. What time did he arrive?

W did he arrive?

D. What make of car do you drive?

What t of car do you drive?

E. Why did you do that?

What did you do that f ?

F. What’s your opinion of it?

What do you think a it?

G. Which one do you like best?

Which is your f ?

H. Which town does he live in?

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W does he live?

I. What’s your boss’s name?

W is your boss?

12/2018 Grammatik Spotlight PLUS

3. How’s it hanging? M

Questions often end with a hanging preposition or particle (“up”, “after”,

“for”, “at”, etc.). Choose the correct words to complete the questions below.

at | for | up
A. What have you lost? What are you looking ?
B. Stop staring! What are you looking ?
C. You don’t know his phone number? Why don’t you look it ?

away | off | up
D. Why do you want to put it ? There’s no point in postponing it.
E. A hotel would be expensive. Why can’t your sister put you ?
F. Why don’t the children ever put their toys ?

after | off | up
G. Which hobbies did he take when he retired?
H. What time does the plane take ?
I. Who does your baby take , you or your wife?

off | through | up
J. You look tired. What time did you get ?
K. I have to work late — why do I have so much work to get ?
L. At which stop do I have to get ?

of | up | up
M. I know they had a big argument. When did they make ?
N. It wasn’t the truth. Why did you make it ?
O. This dessert is delicious. What is it made ?

back | up | way
P. You’ve stopped smoking? When did you give it ?
Q. Why did the shelves give ? Were the books too heavy for it?
R. When are you going to give it ? You borrowed it ages ago!

down | in | up
S. I arrived at 8 p.m. What time did my sister turn ?
T. She went to bed at midnight. When did you turn ?
U. It was a good offer. Why did you turn it ?

down | in | up
V. When did you and your wife break ?
W. Where did the burglars break ?
X. Why did the peace talks break ?

Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
On the previous two pages, we looked at different wh-questions. Here, you’ll find
more exercises to practise what you’ve learned.

4. Minus two words E

Cross out two words in each of the sentences below without changing the
meaning of the sentence.

A. What kind of films do you like?

B. What type of wine does she drink?
C. What sort of restaurants does he go to?
D. What make of car does he drive?
E. What sort of music would you like to hear?
F. What kind of hobbies are popular nowadays?
G. What type of food are you allergic to?

5. Question quiz M

Write in the correct question word — and think about an answer.

A. Wh do we say “sleep like a baby”, when babies cry for hours?

B. Wh ’s the point of a square box when a pizza is round?
C. If olive oil comes from olives, wh does baby oil come from?
D. Wh doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
E. If nothing ever sticks to Teflon pans, wh makes Teflon
stick to the pan?
F. Wh came first — the man on the moon or wheels on suitcases?

6. Song titles A

Do you recognize these classics? Fill in the missing words.

A. “ Kind of Fool Am I?” (by Sammy Davis, Jr.)

B. “ ’s Sorry Now?” (by Connie Francis)
C. “ Did Our Love Go?” (by The Supremes)
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D. “ Becomes of the Broken Hearted?” (by Jimmy Ruffin)

E. “ Do You Go to (My Lovely)?” (by Peter Sarstedt)
F. “ ’s Lovin’ You?” (by Smokey Robinson)
G. “ Have All the Flowers Gone?” (by Pete Seeger)
H. “ Do the Children Play?” (by Cat Stevens)

12/2018 Grammatik Spotlight PLUS

7. Informal questions A

Read the sentences below (A–H) and insert a question (1–8) that fits the
situation described.

A. She said we had to reply to all the e-mails and to put a report on her desk
before 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. Then she’ll give them to the boss. She’s
always telling us what to do.

B. I’m pretty sure we won’t get the money back — and lawyers’ costs would
be about the same amount as we’ve lost. It would only mean more stress
for us, so

I told you to be home before 10 p.m. You’re only 15 and you shouldn’t be
out so late at night.

D. You said I’d be “challenged” by the job. I don’t understand.

E. Sandy,
That’s my private diary! Give it back to me at once!

F. Er … that abstract sculpture you bought at the flea market...

G. I could apologize, but he’s not likely to accept; or I could just ignore him,
but things won’t improve.

H. You spent a month’s salary on an engagement ring — and she’s not even
interested in you.

1. What on earth is it?

2. Who does she think she is?
3. what’s the point?
4. what do you think you’re doing?
5. What difference does it make?
6. What exactly do you mean by that?
7. What time do you call this?
8. Whatever were you thinking of?

Englisch für den Alltag Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
Organizing food for a party
In Everyday English (pages 56–57), Dagmar Taylor presents dialogues about
organizing food for a party. Here, you can practise what you have learned.

1. Word pairs E

Match the words on the left to the ones on the right to create pairs used in
Everyday English.

A. finger 1. options
B. cold 2. you
C. courgette 3. fritters
D. orange 4. up
E. birthday 5. food
F. mind 6. tart
G. clean 7. party

2. Happy birthday, duchess! M

Complete the dialogue below using the words and phrases from the list.

bowl | canapés | do the food | finger | fortieth | get the caterers in | Go for it |
have a look | How does that sound | soirée | thirty-seventh

William: Your (A) is coming up in January. Should we

have a little (B) to celebrate it?

Kate: No one celebrates an odd birthday with a large party. Wait until
my (C) and then we’ll talk… Although, the
(D) food at your brother’s wedding was delicious.

William: Yes, George really liked the pea and mint risotto one. Oh, and do
you remember those little asparagus (E) ? They
were so good!

Kate: But peas and asparagus aren’t foods served in the middle of winter.
How about just a small gathering for tea? We could have a cute little
(F) buffet of desserts. Charlotte would love it.

William: I suppose you’re right. A small gathering would be easier to

(G) for. Let’s (H) and
(I) at their dessert options. (J) ?

Kate: Excellent idea. (K) !

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Organizing food for a party

3. What’s my line? M

Several of the lines from the dialogues got separated. Match the sentence
halves to put them back together.

A. How’s the party planning coming… 1. organized?

B. Have you got everything… 2. do the bar, too.
C. I’m getting… 3. down the details.
D. I’ve asked them to… 4. go for it.
E. I’ll just take… 5. along?
F. We’ll get a(n)… 6. there.
G. I thought I might as well… 7. quote to you later today.

4. Where should we go for lunch? A

Complete the dialogue with vocabulary used in this issue’s Everyday English.

Oliver: Do you know any good slow-food restaurants near here?

Donna: Not off the top of my (A) , but we don’t have that
much time before we have to be back at work. There is a trendy new
place that serves bowl food. Their vegetable tempura is good.

Oliver: “Tempura” means “to cover with batter and fry”, right? So, you basic-
ally eat vegetable (B) ?

Donna: You could say that. Although they’re called “zucchini” in the US,
the (C) fritters are especially good.

Oliver: As long as they don’t charge an arm and a (D) , I’m

willing to give them a try.

Donna: They don’t. (E) you, we don’t have much time. We’d
better get the food to go.
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Oliver: So much for slow food. Good thing the office kitchen has enough
(F) we can use. Maybe I should get a dessert on
(G) . Bowl food means it’s not a big portion, right?

Donna: They are smaller portions, but at a decent price. Ah, and the red
(H) cupcake I had there last week was really good.

Oliver: Or maybe a crab (I) ? That sounds delicious, too!

Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
Hosting an executive dinner
In English at Work (page 63), Ken Taylor has advice on hosting an executive dinner.
Here, you get the chance to practise what you have learned.

1. Musical chairs A

Kasper works for the Gooseberg brewery and will soon be hosting an
international executive dinner. He has given instructions regarding the
seating arrangements to his colleague Matilda, who will be co-host.
Read Kasper’s instructions below and — based on Ken’s general advice
and the information given — help Matilda to fill in the place cards on the
table with the names from the list.

Brigitte | Gerald Gooseberry | Gerda | Gustav | Hanni Halma | Kasper |

Katrine Fonsberg | Matilda | Nelda | Professor Christensen

As you know, we’ll soon be hosting some executives from Copenhagen

and their other halves here at Gooseberg to celebrate our new product:
Christmas beer. This is a tradition in Denmark that the Danish would like
to bring to Germany.

As this was the initiative of Professor Christensen, he’s obviously our

main guest. As far as I know, he’s coming with his wife, Brigitte. It’s not yet
official, but just between you and me, they’re getting divorced. My wife,
Gerda, knows both of them and I think the night would go more smoothly
if you sat her between the professor and Brigitte.

It would probably be best if you sat the other two executives from Copen-
hagen across from Christensen: Hanni Halma and Katrine Fonsberg.
Hanni is — let’s just say — recovering, so if you seat her next to me, I can
make sure she’s served only non-alcoholic beer. I’ve heard Katrine will
bring Gustav with her. I’m not sure whether he’s her partner or not —
maybe it’s best just to put them next to each other.

Lastly, we have another important guest visiting from the UK, Gerald
Gooseberry. Gerald is the CEO of a small brewery in London that we’re
looking to do business with. I think he should sit across from his wife,
Nelda, at the end of the table with you, as you all speak very good English.
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By the way, seeing that Gerald’s last name is Gooseberry and we sell
Gooseberg beer, there will be no goose and no gooseberries on the menu
— and I hope there won’t be any goose jokes! Nelda, however, loves to tell
plenty of bad jokes and I expect you to find them all very, very funny!

12/2018 Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS
Hosting an executive dinner

2. Guess who? M

Unscramble the letters on the left to form terms for people used on page 63.
Then match them to their definitions on the right.

A. ethor hfal 1. a person with senior managerial responsibility

B. cutevixee 2. a husband or wife

C. gnatdiiry 3. someone who welcomes or entertains guests

D. pussoe 4. a person considered important because of their rank

E. thos 5. someone who buys goods or services from a business

F. mutcsore 6. a husband, wife or partner in the informal sense

B. C. D. E.

A. F.

J. I. H. G.

Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
In the kitchen
In this month’s Vocabulary section (pages 50–51), Anna Hochsieder takes us into
the kitchen. Here, you can practise words connected to the kitchen and cooking.

1. What’s it for? E

Choose the correct word from the list to match the descriptions below.

draining board | electric kettle | food processor | fridge | microwave | pantry | sink |

A. You prepare food on it:

B. You boil water in it:
C. You keep food and drinks cool in it:
D. You heat food in it very fast:
E. You mix or cut up food in it:
F. You keep dry goods in it:
G. You wash dishes in it:
H. You place wet dishes on it for the water to run off:

2. A special wedding present M

Choose the correct words to complete the text.

On the occasion of his daughter’s marriage, Ed Parker has presented the

newlyweds with a fully furnished (A) fit / fitted kitchen. Everything in it is
tasteful and expensive. It’s (B) open-plan / open-planned, with an
(C) integral / integrated dining area and a table that seats 12. In the middle of
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the kitchen, there’s an island with (D) a built-in / an in-built sink and a large
marble worktop. Along the back wall, there are cupboards to the left and right
of the (E) hob / hub, which is covered by a huge (F) cooker / cooking hood.
The dishwasher and oven are both at (G) eye / head level. There are plenty
of state-of-the-art kitchen (H) applications / appliances. Of course, neither
Ed’s daughter nor her husband can cook, but I expect they know how to use a

12/2018 Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS
In the kitchen

3. The chef’s kitchen A

Learn some more words for special kitchen utensils by choosing the
correct answers below. You may need a dictionary to do this exercise.

A. Which of these is used to serve soup?

1. a peeler 2. a ladle 3. a tablespoon

B. Which of these is used to drain water from pasta?

1. a pressure cooker 2. a colander 3. a grater

C. Which of these is used to mix liquids quickly and lightly?

1. a whisk 2. a wok 3. a juicer

D. Which of these is used to turn pancakes in a frying pan?

1. a sieve 2. a corkscrew 3. a spatula

E. Which of these is used for cutting meat or vegetables on?

1. a chopping board 2. a garlic press 3. a mortar and pestle

4. How to make shepherd’s pie A

Match the verbs on the left to the sentence endings on the right to com-
plete this recipe for a traditional English dish.

A. Preheat 1. with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

B. Peel, boil and mash 2. an ovenproof dish with butter.
C. Chop 3. the dish with the fried meat and
D. Heat vegetables.
You will need...
E. Fry 1 kg potatoes 4. for 40 minutes, or until the top is
3 carrots
F. Season 1 onion golden brown.
G. Grease ½ kg
5. with the mashed potatoes.
minced meat
H. Fill (Hackfleisch) 6. the oven to 220 °C.
I. Cover chopped parsley
(gehackte 7. the potatoes.
J. Bake Petersilie)
oil 8. the oil in a frying pan.
salt, pepper, 9. the onion and parsley and slice
nutmeg the carrots.
10. the onion, meat and carrots,
then add the parsley.

Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
An Australian food favourite
In Around Oz (page 73), columnist Peter Flynn writes about an Australian food
favourite. Here, you can practise using words from his text.

1. A perfect lunch E

Peter describes many things that go well with lamb. Choose the options
that best define the parts of the sentences below that appear in bold.

A. Roasts are always accompanied by peas and beans.

1. served with 2. mixed up with
B. Lamb deserves a full-bodied red wine.
1. coming from a large bottle 2. having a rich and strong flavour
C. I recommend this as a lunch rather than an evening meal so that you can
fit in an afternoon nap.
1. go to bed early 2. have a short sleep during the day

2. I love ewe M

Use the words from the list to complete Peter’s instructions for cooking lamb.

crusty | fridge | incisions | knife | rosemary | stuff

Leave the lamb out of the (A) for about a half hour to
bring it to room temperature and use a small (B) to
make about a dozen (C) , four centimetres deep, both top
and bottom. Into these cuts, use a finger to (D) in fresh
garlic and a bit of fresh (E) . You can rub the leg with a
little salt and sweet paprika for a(n) (F) finish.

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3. Speaking of gravy… M

Read the paragraph about gravy again and answer the questions below.

A. Peter suggests using pan juices as a base. In this context, what is a “base”?
1. An ingredient that should be at the bottom.
2. The main, most important ingredient to which other things are added.
B. What is a “colouring agent”?
1. An ingredient added to change the appearance of a dish.
2. An ingredient that “colours” the food with its flavour.
C. What is used in Australia as a colouring agent for gravy?
1. Vegemite 2. plain flour

12/2018 Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS
Diferent nationalities
On pages 60–61, Clare Maas presents food collocations formed with different
nationalities. Practise them here and find more phrases containing nationalities.

1. Take your pick M

Choose the options that best answer the questions.

A. What might you be served at a hotel in the morning?

1. French fries 2. Thai curry 3. English breakfast

B. What is best if you’re in the mood for something sweet?

1. Spanish omelette 2. Danish pastry 3. Greek salad

C. Which of these is a sweet?

1. Swiss roll 2. Turkish delight 3. Danish pastry

D. What is another name for what are called “chips” in the UK?
1. Scottish pancakes 2. Belgian waffles 3. French fries

E. Which of these contains vegetables?

1. Turkish delight 2. Welsh rarebit 3. Greek salad

F. If you are just a little hungry, what should you eat?

1. Welsh rarebit 2. English breakfast 3. Thai curry

2. Another helping A

Here are some more nationality phrases (A–F). Can you correctly match
them to their meanings (1–6)? Use a dictionary or the internet for help.

A. What is this, the Spanish Inquisition?

B. to go Dutch
C. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
D. Pardon my French.
E. It’s all Greek to me.
F. a Mexican standoff

1. to share the cost of something (especially a meal) equally

2. This phrase means the speaker hasn’t understood anything.
3. You can say this if someone asks you far too many questions.
4. When visiting another place, you should follow the customs of the people
who live there.
5. a conflict in which there can be no clear winner or loser
6. This phrase is used to apologize for swearing.

Lesen und verstehen Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
Craft breweries
On page 29, Ginger Kuenzel takes a look at the thriving industry of craft breweries. Read her
column and test your understanding by doing the exercises on the opposite page.

1 When I became old enough to drink, all beer was from the big breweries. But
by the end of the 1970s, people got tired of the mass-produced beers and start-
ed brewing more flavorful (1) at home as a hobby. Some of
these home-brew enthusiasts became so enthusiastic that they launched
5 (2) and brewpubs, starting a kind of revolution. According to
the Brewers Association, the number of craft brewers in the US increased from
eight in 1980 to 537 in 1994, and by 2018, had grown to more than 6,000.
Inspired by this great success, more and more craft distillers are opening for
business. According to the latest numbers from the American Craft Spirits
10 Association, the US had 1,589 active craft distillers as of August 2017 — a
growth of 21 percent over the year before. More than half of these are concen-
trated in just ten states. My home state of New York has 123 craft distilleries,
providing me with the perfect opportunity to do some field research.
My first step was to ask my friend Cris, who knows his way around fine
15 (3) , to explain the process of creating these high-end spirits.
We met at the local bar, where he explained in great detail — as only an engi-
neer can do — the process of converting grains into drinkable alcohol. To be
honest, he lost me after my second beer. But I can say for certain that the craft
distillers know their craft — so I don’t need to.
20 A craft distillery produces in small, hand-crafted (4) , though
just how small is not specifically defined. Since most craft distilleries are rela-
tively young, and since the best spirits are well-aged, there are some creative
(5) . The 500-acre WhistlePig Farm in Vermont, for example,
got a (6) by purchasing aged (7) whiskey
25 from Canada and Indiana, which they then “finish” in a variety of ways. One
product is their Farm Stock rye, a blend of the aged rye with rye produced more
recently on the farm. After being blended, it is aged for one to three years in
(8) made from trees also grown on their farm. That creates a
whiskey that is as close to farm-to-table as you’re likely to find.
30 Recognizing the good that craft distilleries can provide through increased
(9) , job opportunities, heightened demand for farm products,
and increased tourism, New York State has relaxed some of its distilling laws
and offers (10) for distilleries that use grains, fruits, and
(11) from within the state.
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35 There are currently three “spirit trails” in different regions of New York,
leading to craft distilleries that produce spirits such as gin and whiskey,
(12) and liqueurs. In addition to learning about how these
products are made, guests can try everything in tasting rooms. I suppose that,
for some, this might be considered a kind of “spiritual” journey.

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Craft breweries

1. A closer look E

The words in bold in the sentences below could easily be misunderstood.

Choose the correct option to show that you have understood their meaning.

A. “There are currently three ‘spirit trails’ in different regions of New York…”
The word “spirit” refers to…
1. alcohol. 2. ghosts.
B. “To be honest, he lost me after my second beer.” This means Ginger…
1. didn’t know where Cris went.
2. could no longer understand what Cris was saying.
C. “New York State has relaxed some of its distilling laws.” This means New
York has made them…
1. less stressful. 2. less strict.

2. Fill the gaps M

Twelve nouns have been taken out of Ginger’s column. Put them back in
the correct places.

A. applejack E. microbreweries I. workarounds

B. incentives F. beverages J. tax revenue
C. oak casks G. batches K. jumpstart
D. rye H. botanicals L. suds

3. Know your numbers A

Reread Ginger’s column, paying attention to the figures mentioned. Then

write the answers to the five questions below in the spaces provided.

A. How many craft brewers were there in the US in 1980?

B. More than half of the craft brewers in the US today are concentrated in
how many states?
C. How many craft brewers are there in Ginger’s home state of New York?

D. Farm Stock rye is aged in oak casks for up to how many years?
E. How many “spirit trails” are there currently in New York?

Land und Leute Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
A global bufet
In this month’s Travel feature (pages 18–23), our international correspondents take
us out to enjoy a global buffet. Here, you can test yourself on what you have read.

1. Now, eat this! M

1. In the southern US, some of the best fried chicken can be found at
A. beauty salons B. gas stations C. doctor’s offices

2. “Hokey pokey” is an ice-cream flavour that was invented in .

A. New Zealand B. Papua New Guinea C. Guyana

3. is part of a traditional breakfast fry-up in Scotland.

A. Zebra steak B. Grape soda C. Fruit pudding

4. Pies are celebrated in Britain with events like and the

annual World Pie Eating Championships.
A. British Pie Week B. English Eel Day C. Welsh Rarebit Rally

5. In India, it is estimated that people eat dosas every day.

A. 1.2 billion B. 1.2 million C. 1.2 trillion

6. What is the motto of the Roadkill Café in Darwin, Australia?

A. “Flat out eat” B. “You kill it, we grill it” C. “Paws, claws and tails”

7. A typical dessert “down under” is the Pavlova — a with fruit.

A. moron B. melon C. meringue

8. Molasses cookies have a long tradition in Canada’s .

A. Atlantic Provinces B. Pacific Palisades C. Arctic Alleyways

9. The secret ingredient in Aunt Maggie’s molasses cookies was not butter,
but .
A. fresh milk B. lard C. hot sugar

10. Maryland crabs are served

crusted in salty Old Bay seasoning.
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A. blue
B. pink
C. red

12/2018 Redewendungen Spotlight PLUS
Food-related idioms
In this month’s Spoken English (page 62), Adrian Doff looks at food-related idioms
used in spoken English. Here, you can practise using some of them.

1. Missing adjectives M

Complete the sentences below with the adjectives from the list.

cheesy | fishy | meaty | seedy | spicy

A. On our one and only date, he said that he wasn’t a photographer, but he
could picture us together — how !

B. The study of biology is a discipline that covers many

different areas.

C. That restaurant is located in a part of town. I’d eat

somewhere else if I were you.

D. There’s something about the way that man is walking.

Do you think he’s trying to hide something underneath his coat?

E. Did you listen to those lyrics? I don’t think we should play

songs like this when the kids are around.

2. Oh, Grandpa! M

Grandpa Bill likes telling his grandchildren stories about when he was
young — but he can’t remember some of the phrases. Correct the food-
related idioms below by replacing one word in each sentence.

A. When I was your age, it was impossible to be a couch surfer — we didn’t

have TVs!

B. With all the work on the farm, I would have had too much on my face
anyway to be able to watch TV.

C. Back then, nothing was a piece of paper — everything was difficult!

D. Our first tractor was very expensive, but you’d probably think it only cost
walnuts by today’s standards.

E. Unfortunately, it broke down the next season. My dad went grapes!

F. Well, youngsters, before you go back to those video games of yours, let me
give you some more drink for thought.

G. If you want to grow up to be big and strong, drink coffee. Tea really isn’t
my cup of milk.

Hörverständnis Spotlight PLUS 12/2018
The best tacos in town US

Alberto Garcia serves the best tacos in town (pages 30–31). Listen to him explain
what happens at a commissary and then complete the exercises below.

1. Alberto’s schedule E

Recreate Alberto’s schedule by matching the events (A–D) to the times at

which they occur (1–6). Careful, there are extra times that you won’t need. Online anhören
A. He wakes up. 1. from seven to two o’clock scannen oder
URL eingeben
B. He arrives at work. 2. at seven o’clock www.spotlight-
3. at one o’clock in the morning
C. He cooks.
D. He gets off work. 4. at one o’clock in the afternoon
5. at six o’clock
6. at 7 p.m.

2. What is it? E

What do the words in bold refer to? Listen to the audio again for help.

A. That’s a place where all catering trucks have to report to.

B. And basically, you know, you could wash it and clean it.
C. You can get electricity to keep these running.
D. Mostly all of this ... for the sodas, we get at the commissary.
E. Some commissaries have these you can use to cook.
F. Some commissaries are located here.

3. True or false? M

Listen to the audio again and decide whether the statements below are
true (T) or false (F) according to what Alberto says.

A. Alberto arrives at work at seven o’clock.
B. Alberto’s catering truck has to report to a commissary in Pasadena.
C. It is illegal to cook at a commissary.
D. Alberto cooks from seven to two o’clock. Hörverständnis-
E. The commissary provides electricity. Training unter:
F. The catering truck can be refuelled at the commissary.

12/2018 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. If these aren’t yours, then are they?

A. who B. where C. whose

2. I put too many things . Now, I’ve got far too much to do.
A. off B. away C. up

3. What music do you like?

A. make of B. sort of C. brand of

4. It’s snowing and you went outside wearing only a T-shirt and shorts?
A. What’s the point? B. Whatever were you thinking?
C. What on earth?

5. What a lovely dress! you, your mum will think it’s too short.
A. Mind B. Listen C. Hear

6. I don’t know any good caterers the top of my head, sorry.

A. from B. on C. off

7. As your of this evening’s dinner, I’d like to welcome you all.

A. guest B. host C. executive

8. I have no idea why he’s the guest of — I can’t stand him!

A. dignitary B. other half C. honour

9. I’d like to boil some water for tea. Where’s your ?

A. kettle B. pantry C. food processor

10. If you’d like to open that bottle of wine, use a .

A. sieve B. corkscrew C. spatula

11. I love ewe, especially peas and beans.

A. mixed up with B. accompanied by C. coloured by

12. When in , do as the Romans do.

A. Spain B. Greece C. Rome

13. I have no idea what you’re talking about. You’ve me.

A. lost B. left C. forgotten

14. I’m starting my diet now to get a(n) on my 2019 goals.

A. jumpstart B. incentive C. workaround

15. I was really worried, but completing the test turned out to .
A. cost peanuts B. go bananas C. be a piece of cake

Lösungen Spotlight PLUS 12/2018


4. Minus two words
(PP. 4–7) A PARTY (PP. 8–9) DINNER (PP. 10–11)
A. What ilms do you like?
1. Which wh-word? B. What wine does she 1. Word pairs 1. Musical chairs
A. What drink? A–5 A. Kasper
B. Which C. What restaurants does B–1 B. Hanni Halma
C. When he go to? C–3 C. Katrine Fonsberg
D. Where D. What car does he drive? D–6 D. Gustav
E. Whose E. What music would you E–7 E. Gerald Gooseberry
F. Why like to hear? F–2 F. Matilda
G. Who F. What hobbies are G–4 G. Nelda
popular nowadays?
H. Brigitte
G. What food are you
I. Gerda
2. Say it diferently allergic to? 2. Happy birthday,
J. Professor Christensen
A. Whose duchess!
B. kind A. thirty-seventh
5. Question quiz
C. When B. soirée 2. Guess who?
A. Why
D. type C. fortieth A–6, other half
B. What
E. for D. bowl B–1, executive
C. where
F. about E. canapés C–4, dignitary
D. Why
G. favourite F. inger D–2, spouse
E. what
H. Where G. do the food E–3, host
F. Which
I. Who H. get the caterers in F–5, customer
I. have a look
6. Song titles J. How does that sound
3. How’s it hanging? K. Go for it
A. for (PP. 12–13)
B. Who
B. at
C. Where
C. up 3. What’s my line? 1. What’s it for?
D. What
D. of A–5 A. worktop
E. Where
E. up B–1 B. electric kettle
F. Who
F. away C–6 C. fridge
G. Where
G. up D–2 D. microwave
H. Where
H. of E–3 E. food processor
I. ater F–7 F. pantry
J. up 7. Informal questions G–4 G. sink
K. through A–2 H. draining board
L. of B–3
4. Where should we go
M. up C–7 for lunch? 2. A special wedding
N. up D–6 A. head present
O. of E–4 B. fritters A. itted
P. up F–1 C. courgette B. open-plan
Q. way G–5 D. leg C. integrated
R. back H–8 E. Mind D. a built-in
S. up F. cutlery E. hob
T. in G. top F. cooker
U. down H. velvet G. eye
V. up I. cake H. appliances
W. in
X. down

12/2018 Lösungen Spotlight PLUS

3. The chef’s kitchen 3. Speaking of gravy… 3. Know your numbers 2. What is it?
A–2 (Suppenkelle; peeler = A–2 A. eight A. a commissary
Kartoffelschäler, B–1 B. ten B. the truck
tablespoon = Esslöffel) C–1 C. 123 C. refrigerators
B–2 (großes Sieb; pressure D. three D. ice
cooker = Schnellkoch-
E. three E. kitchens
topf, grater = Reibeisen)
DIFFERENT F. Los Angeles
C–1 (Schneebesen; wok =
Wok; juicer = Entsafter)
D–3 (Pfannenwender; sieve 1. Take your pick 1. Now, eat this! 3. True or false?
= Sieb, corkscrew = A–3 1–B A. true
B–2 2–A B. false
E–1 (Schneidebrett; garlic 3–C
C–2 C. false
press = Knoblauchpresse, 4–A
D–3 D. true
mortar and pestle = 5–A
Mörser und Stößel) E–3 E. true
F–1 7–C F. true
4. How to make 9–B
2. Another helping
shepherd’s pie 10–A SEE HOW MUCH YOU’VE
A–6 LEARNED (P. 21)
C–4 1. Check your progress
D–6 (P. 19) 1–C
D–8 2–A
E–10 1. Missing adjectives 3–B
F–1 A. cheesy 4–B
G–2 B. meaty 5–A
H–3 6–C
I–5 (PP. 16–17) D. ishy 8–C
J–4 E. spicy 9–A
1. A closer look
A–1 11–B
AN AUSTRALIAN FOOD B–2 2. Oh, Grandpa! 12–C
FAVOURITE (P. 14) C–2 A. couch potato 13–A
B. too much on my plate 14–A
1. A perfect lunch C. a piece of cake 15–C
A–1 2. Fill the gaps
D. it only cost peanuts
B–2 A–12
E. My dad went bananas!
C–2 B–10
F. food for thought
G. my cup of tea
2. I love ewe
A. fridge
G–4 TOWN (P. 20)
C. incisions
D. stuf 1. Alberto’s schedule
E. rosemary A–5
F. crusty B–2
L–1 C–1

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