Sie sind auf Seite 1von 24

DAS ÜBUNGSHEFT ZUM SPRACHMAGAZIN PLUS

13 

19

 ortschatz
W Redewendungen Englisch für
Attending Expressions den Alltag
a funeral with the word Early retirement
“by”

Land und leute

Viking
Ireland
€ 5,50 (D) | € 6,30 (A) | sfr 8,70 (CH)
EN GLISC H-T R A I NE R
FÜR UN T ER W E G S .
3 Ausgaben des Audio-Trainers ab 19,90 € testen.

BIS Z U

54 %
ER S PA R NIS

IH R E VO R T EIL E:

Für Sie zur Wahl: als C D Effektiver EN G L I SC H Perfekt F ÜR UN T ER W EG S ,


OD E R DOW NLOAD L ER N EN mit dem Hörtraining in der Bahn oder beim Sport

→S P O T LI G H T- O NL INE.D E/ 3 AU S G A BEN
JETZT GLEICH ONLINE BESTELLEN UNTER:

Oder telefonisch +49 (0) 89/121 407 10 mit der Bestell-Nr.:


CD 1855070 | Download 1855076
13/2019 Editorial Spotlight PLUS
Inhalt
Dear plus reader,
There are different ways of stating a simple fact: “If you do the exercises in this issue of
plus, you’ll learn a lot about conditional sentences.” You could also say, “Provided that...”
or “As long as you practise, you’ll have no problems with conditional sentences.” Or
you could say, “Conditional sentences might seem tricky — unless you do our exercis-
es, of course.” Are you curious? Then turn to Grammatik (pages 4–6).
In Wortschatz (pages 10–12), we look at vocabulary about attending a funeral, and in
Englisch für den Alltag (pages 14–15),we present useful words and phrases you’ll need
to talk about retirement.
Personally, I’m not ready to retire yet — I’m looking forward to working on many more
issues of Spotlight plus.

PETRA DANIELL
language editor

E > EASY A2 M > MEDIUM B1–B2 A > ADVANCED C1–C2

Grammatik IMPRESSUM
Herausgeber: Jan Henrik Groß
4 “If, “unless”, “as long as” and Chefredakteurin: Inez Sharp (V.i.S.d.P.)
Stellvertretende Chefredakteurin:
“provided that” Claudine Weber-Hof
Art Director: Michael Scheufler
Redewendungen Redaktion: Owen Connors, Petra Daniell,
Michele Tilgner (frei)
7 Expressions with the word “by” Autoren: Vanessa Clark, Adrian Doff,
Anna Hochsieder, Julia Howard,

Wortschatz Lynda Hübner, Dagmar Taylor


Bildredaktion: Sarah Gough (Leitung),
8 At the cinema Judith Rothenbusch
Gestaltung: Nerina Wilter (frei)
10 Attending a funeral Leiter Werbevermarktung:
Áki Hardarson

Land und Leute (DIE ZEIT, V.i.S.d.P.)


Titelfoto: naegelestock/Alamy Stock Photo; G. Antonia; Foto Editorial: Oliver Kühl

Tel. +49 (0)40-32 80-1333


13 Viking Ireland aki.hardarson@zeit.de
Verlag und Redaktion:
Spotlight Verlag GmbH
Englisch für den Alltag Kistlerhofstr. 172
14 Early retirement 81379 München
Telefon +49(0)89/8 56 81-0
Fax +49(0)89/8 56 81-105
Englisch für den Beruf www.spotlight-online.de
Litho: Mohn Media Mohndruck 33311 Gütersloh
16 Commas and presentations Druck: MedienSchiff Bruno
22113 Hamburg
Lesen und verstehen CCPAP-Nr. 0220 U 92620

18 The turbulent 1960s


Hörverständnis
Einzelverkaufspreis Deutschland: € 5,50.
20 More than skin-deep Weitere Exemplare von Spotlight plus können unter
der Telefonnummer +49 (0)89/12140710 bestellt
Test werden. E-Mail: abo@spotlight-verlag.de
© 2019 Spotlight Verlag, auch für alle genannten
21 See how much you’ve learned Autoren, Fotografen und Mitarbeiter.
Der Spotlight Verlag ist ein Tochterunternehmen
22 Lösungen der Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius GmbH & Co. KG.

3 
Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
“If”, “unless”, “as long as” and “provided that”
On The Grammar Page (page 50), Adrian Doff looks at conditional sentences with
“if”, “unless”, “as long as” and “provided that”. Here, you can practise these phrases.

1. Rules! E

Read the two conditional sentences below. Then look at sentences A–F and
choose the correct option in bold to establish some useful rules.

I’ll tell him if I see him.


If I see him, I’ll tell him.

A. The word “will” goes / doesn’t go in the “if” part of the sentence.

B. The sentences are about the present / future.

C. They mean: “I might / I’ll definitely see him.”

D. You can / can’t start a conditional sentence with “if”.

E. You need / don’t need to use a comma when a sentence begins with “if”.

F. You need / don’t need a comma when “if” is in the middle of the sentence.

2. “If” E

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the verbs given in
brackets. Make sure you use the right tense, the simple present or “will”-future.

A. I (go) to the party if he (invite) me.

B. If we (ask) him, I’m sure he (help) us.

C. He (not drive) home if he (drink)


wine with his meal.

D. If you (not speak) clearly enough, they


(not understand) you.

E. I (not go) if you (not want) me to.

F. We (not get) there on time if we (not hurry).

G. If she (not work) harder, she


Foto: Magnus Eklof/iStock.com

(not pass) the exam.

H. She (buy) that dress if they (reduce)


its price in the sale.

I. If you (leave) now, you (catch) the bus.

4 
13/2019 Grammatik Spotlight PLUS

Unless means
“except if”. 3. “Unless” M

Have another look at sentences D–H in exercise 2 and rewrite them using
“unless”. We have done the first one for you.

D. Unless you speak clearly, they won’t understand you .


E. .
F. .
G. .
H. .

Unless…, of
course is often 4. An afterthought A
used to add an
afterthought in
a conversation. Rephrase the second part of these sentences using “unless…, of course”. We
have done the first one for you.

A. We could go for an Indian meal — if you like Indian food.


We could go for an Indian meal — unless you don’t like Indian food, of course .
B. Let’s go and see the Star Wars film — if you haven’t already seen it.
Let’s go and see the Star Wars film — .
C. What about going to that new exhibition? If you haven’t already been.
What about going to that new exhibition? .
D. My parents want to visit us in June — as long as we’re not on holiday.
My parents want to visit us in June — .
E. I’m going to buy her a car — but only if she passes her driving test.
I’m going to buy her a car — .
F. Shall we go on a skiing holiday? If you can ski, that is.
Shall we go on a skiing holiday? .

5 
Grammatik Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
“If”, “unless”, “as long as” and “provided that”
On the previous page, we looked at sentences with “unless”. Here, you can practise
using the phrases “as long as” and “provided that”.

As long as
5. “As long as” E and provided
that have
a similar
Tick the sentences in which you could replace “if” with “as long as”. meaning to if.
Remember that
we use them
A. If it rains, we won’t be able to go for a picnic. to talk about
positive things.
B. If the weather stays good, we’ll be able to go for a picnic.
C. If you do well in your exams, you’ll get into that university.
D. If you’re having problems with your computer, you should get a new one.
E. If your old computer is still working well, you needn’t get a new one.
F. She’ll move to London if she gets a good job there.
G. If you miss your flight, you’ll have to spend the night in a hotel.

6. “Provided that” E

Check your answers to exercise 5. Then rewrite the sentences that are ticked,
replacing “if” with “provided that”.

A. .
B. .
C. .
D. .

7. Joke time M

Pick the correct options from the choices in bold. We hope you enjoy our jokes.

A. A lazy employee reassures his boss: “Of course I’m willing to work longer
hours at work. As long as / Unless they’re lunch hours.”

B. “Whatever you do, always give 100 per cent — if / unless it’s blood!”

C. One company owner asks another: “Tell me, Bill, why is it that your employ-
ees are always on time in the mornings?”
Bill replies: “It’s easy. If / Unless you have 20 parking spaces and 30 employ-
ees, your employees always get to work early!”

6 
13/2019 Redewendungen Spotlight PLUS
Expressions with the word “by”
In Spoken English (page 56), Adrian Doff looks at expressions with the word “by”.
Here, you can practise what you’ve learned.

1. The right word E

Choose the correct word from the choices in bold.

A. Shall we watch TV? — Yes, that’s good / fine by me.


B. I’ll probably be asleep by the time / times you get home.
C. It’s easy. Just follow the bit-by-bit / step-by-step instructions.
D. Othello is a play by / from Shakespeare.
E. Are you Robert’s sister by a / any chance?
F. Sorry, I wrote 2019 by chance / mistake. It should be 2020, of course.

2. Find the phrase M

Complete the sentences below with expressions from the list.

by bus | by hand | by heart | by the door | by 2.30

A. The computer’s not working, so I’ll have to fill in this form .


B. At school, we had to learn poems .
C. Make sure you’re at the station , so we have time to get tickets.
D. Leave your suitcase . I’ll take it out to the car.
E. I never take the car. I always go into town .

3. What comes next? A

Match sentences A–E to the sentences that would follow logically (1–5). Add
one word in each gap to complete the “by” expressions.

A. This carpet doesn’t come from a 1. It’s getting colder day by


factory. .
Foto: Marzolino/Shutterstock.com

B. I don’t have any cash on me. 2. It was made by .


C. Very nice to meet you. 3. Or can you do it by ?
D. Winter’s coming. 4. By the , my name’s
E. Shall I show you how to download Alex.
the app? 5. Can I pay by credit ?

7 
Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
At the cinema
In “Easy English” (page 58), Vanessa Clark talks to Megan Dunnett about working
at the cinema. Here, you can practise what you’ve learned.

Too and not ...


1. A list of complaints E enough both
have negative
meanings.
Have another look at what Vanessa says about popcorn: “It was a cheap carni- They also
val snack — too noisy, too messy and not smart enough for their new theatres.” have opposite
meanings, so
Now, rewrite the complaints below with either “too” or “not ... enough” and a “too noisy”
suitable adjective. can also be
expressed
as “not quiet
A. The seats were not big enough. C. The film was too short. enough”.
The seats were . The film was .
B. My beer was too warm. D. The tickets were not cheap enough.
My beer was . The tickets were .

2. True or false? E

How carefully have you read the “Easy English” page? Test yourself here by
deciding whether the sentences below are true (T) or false (F).

T F
A. Megan can watch a film while she’s working.
B. On Wednesdays, you can sometimes see a live opera at the cinema.
C. The first movie theatres didn’t sell popcorn.
D. The most popular flavour of popcorn is sweet.
E. During the Second World War, people always had enough sugar.

3. A good match E

The cinema where Megan works offers special events to attract more people.
Match the names of the events (A–D) to their meanings (1–4).

A. kids’ club 1. shows coming directly from big theatres and opera
B. live-streaming houses
events 2. the first evening when a big new movie comes out
Illustrationen: Martin Haake

C. special offers for 3. cartoons and other children’s films on Saturday


over-60s and Sunday mornings
D. opening night 4. cheaper tickets for older people during the day

8 
13/2019 Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS

4. Choose your film E

Choose the best poster for each movie genre and write the name of the genre
on the lines provided.

B.
A. C.

action
cartoon
historical drama
horror
romcom (romantic comedy)
sci-fi (science fiction)
superhero
western
D. E.

G.
F. H.

9 
Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
Attending a funeral
In Vocabulary (pages 48–49), Anna Hochsieder talks about attending a funeral.
Try the exer­cises on the following three pages to practise the relevant language.

1. Which word is it? E

Study the picture and the text on pages 48–49 of the magazine to find the
words defined below. Some letters have been given.

A. An area of land where dead people are buried is a(n) e e e y


or a e a .

B. A large, generally black car in which dead people are transported is a(n)
a .

C. A long box in which a dead person is buried is a c i or


c e .

D. A type of large grave built of stone is a(n) o .

E. A container used for holding the ashes of a dead person is a(n) r .

F. The place where dead people are prepared for burial or cremation and
where visitors can see the body is a funeral o or funeral
o .

G. A person who attends a funeral as a relative or friend of the dead person is


a(n) r e .

H. A circular arrangement of flowers that you lay on a grave is called a


w a .

2. Verbs and nouns M

Read the text in the magazine again. Then choose the correct words in bold to
complete the verb-noun collocations in the paragraph below.

More than two hundred people (A) attended / visited George’s funeral. They
all wanted to (B) pay / say their respects to a much-loved member of the com-
munity and to (C) give / offer their condolences to his family. His widow, who
(D) grieved / regretted the loss of her husband of 60 years, was supported
by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A close family friend
Foto: A-Digit/iStock.com

(E) lectured / delivered a beautiful eulogy that brought tears to everyone’s


eyes. After the funeral, we were all invited to George’s favourite pub, where we
(F) divided / shared our memories of a very special person.

10 
13/2019 Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS

3. Emphasize it M

The three-syllable words in the list below all appear in the text on page 49.
Which syllable carries the main stress — the first or the second? Say the words
out loud and write them in the appropriate column.

acquaintance | cemetery | condolence | cremation | decision | eulogy | funeral | memory |


pall-bearer | procession | religious | secular

Stress on the first syllable Stress on the second syllable



memory decision

Euphemisms
and humorous 4. Be less direct M
expressions
A “euphemism”
is a word or Complete the sentences below with the words from the list to form eight
phrase that euphemisms that are often used to talk about death and dying.
people use to
avoid saying
something cut | departed | home | lives | make | passing | rest | under
unpleasant or
embarrassing.
Many A. Daisy was called on 27 September.
people use
euphemisms B. Three people lost their when their car crashed into a
when talking bridge.
about
death. Some C. Albert was laid to next to his beloved wife.
euphemisms
simply sound D. We will never forget your dear husband.
“nicer” than
a more direct E. Don’t worry — we’ll all be six feet by then.
word, for F. John was down in the prime of his life.
example pass
away instead G. The doctors don’t think he’s going to it.
of die. Others
are humorous, H. Those mourning her include everyone she worked
for example with over the years.
kick the
bucket.

11 
Wortschatz Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
Attending a funeral
On the previous double page, you practised language used when attending a funeral.
Here are two exercises on famous epitaphs and funeral rites around the world.

5. Famous epitaphs A

An “epitaph” is an inscription on a gravestone. Match the epitaphs on the left


to the famous people on whose graves they can be found.

A. Free at last. Free at last. Thank God 1. Aphra Behn, writer and feminist
Almighty, I’m free at last icon (1640–1689)
B. Workers of all lands unite 2. Al Capone, gangster (1899–1947)
C. Cast a cold eye on life, on death. 3. Martin Luther King, Baptist
Horseman, pass by! minister and civil rights activist
D. My Jesus, mercy (1929–1968)

E. The best is yet to come 4. Karl Marx, philosopher and social


revolutionary (1818–1883)
F. Here lies a proof that wit can
never be defence enough against 5. Frank Sinatra, actor (1915–1998)
mortality 6. William Butler Yeats, poet
(1865–1939)

6. Funeral rites A

The rituals around death and mourning differ from culture to culture. Learn
more by completing the sentences below with the words from the list.

burial | carrion birds | cemetery | corpse | cremation ground | decompose | floral tributes |
funeral procession | graves | mummified | pyre | tomb

A. Stones, rather than , are traditionally placed on


in Jewish cemeteries.
B. A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral involves a
to the , led by a marching band.
C. In Hinduism, the deceased’s body is traditionally burned on a
at a .
D. Among Australian Aboriginals, a may be covered in
leaves and left to .
Foto: Easy_Asa/iStock.com

E. In a Tibetan Buddhist sky , the corpse is placed on a


mountaintop to be eaten by .
F. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were and their bodies
were placed in a along with a number of burial objects.

12 
13/2019 Land und Leute Spotlight PLUS
Viking Ireland
In our Travel feature (pages 26–32), Paul Wheatley takes us on a trip to
Viking Ireland. Here, you can test yourself on what you have read.

1. Norsemen, ahoy! M

1. Waterford is Ireland’s city.


A. newest B. oldest C. oddest

2. Vikings from chose the site of the city in AD 914 as a good place
for a settlement.
A. Norway B. Iceland C. Newfoundland

3. The “Viking Triangle” refers to a part of Waterford that was originally sur-
rounded by walls.
A. 11th-century B. 10th-century C. 12th-century

4. Scandinavian history tells us that the Viking Age started around .


A. 1066 B. 840 C. 790

5. Waterford’s Viking treasures are displayed over floors in Regi-


nald’s Tower.
A. two B. three C. four

6. Among the things the Vikings left behind in Waterford are pieces of a
board game called , which is similar to chess.
A. hnefatafl B. haferflocke C. hygge

7. Outside the museum, metres from the , is an impressive replica


of a Viking longboat.
A. River Thames B. River Suir C. Hudson River

8. At the King of the Vikings, the author has to move out of the way very
quickly to avoid a(n) Norseman.
A. virtual-reality B. extremely hairy C. very ugly

9. The Vikings TV series is filmed at Ireland’s own .


A. Dublin Stage B. Ashford Studios C. Potato Filmworks

10. On his last day, the author visits the Viking Ireland exhibition at the National
Museum of Ireland in , Ireland’s capital city.
A. Belfast B. Cork C. Dublin

13 
Englisch für den Alltag Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
Early retirement
In Everyday English (pages 54–55), Dagmar Taylor presents short dialogues about
early retirement. Here, you can practise the words and phrases you have learned.

1. Work words E

Match the English expressions on the left to their German equivalents on


the right.

A. appointment 1. ganztags
B. colleague 2. Hypothek
C. early retirement 3. im Ruhestand
D. employee 4. Kollege/Kollegin
E. full-time 5. Mitarbeiter(in)
F. mortgage 6. Rente
G. pension 7. Termin
H. retired 8. Vorruhestand

2. What does it mean? E

Match some of the the English words from exercise 1 to their definitions below.

A. the money paid by a government or company to people who have reached


the end of their working life:
B. a person you work with, especially in a professional or business context:

C. the situation in which someone ends their working life before the usual age:

D. an agreement that allows you to borrow money from a bank, especially in
Foto: Stigur Karlsson/iStock.com

order to buy a house:


E. a formal arrangement to meet or visit someone at a particular time and
place:
F. work (or education) done for the whole of a working week:

14 
13/2019 Englisch für den Alltag Spotlight PLUS

3. Much happier M

Complete the dialogue below with the correct form of the verbs from the list.

allow | decide | free up | get | invest | pay off | realize | retire

Dougie: So, how did you manage to (A) early retire-


ment? You’re only 50.
Keith: Ah, I might look 50, but you’ll be surprised to hear that I’m actually 56.
When UK legislation changed to (B) employees over 55
to (C) what they wanted to do with their pensions,
I (D) that I could (E) funds and
(F) them. And also, we’ve (G) the
mortgage and my wife works full-time. It’s been much less stressful at home
since I (H) . I’m a much happier man.

4. Tell me about it M

Match the sentence parts to form questions and a statement about retirement.

A. Have you been rushed off your 1. about being retired?


feet… 2. adjust to retirement?
B. What’s the best thing… 3. did you retire?
C. So, how did you manage… 4. early retirement about five years
D. When… ago.
E. I was offered… 5. since you retired?
F. So, how did you… 6. to get early retirement?

5. In other words A

How well do you remember the dialogues? Replace the words in bold with
expressions you read on pages 54–55.

A. I started when I was 18. I was with them for slightly less than 38 years.

B. Have you been very busy since you retired?


C. I could make it on Friday though.
D. I’ll have to stay at home to get things ready for the painter.

15 
Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
Commas and presentations
On page 57, Ken Taylor shares his thoughts on using commas and making your
presentations sound more dynamic. Practise what you have learned here.

Be consistent!
1. A closer look M Ken explains
why he doesn’t
use commas
Reread Ken’s reply to Jürgen below and have a closer look at the highlighted when opening
words and phrases. Choose the option that best describes what they refer to. and closing
e-mails. In this
context, comma
A. In British English, however, authorities differ on the need for commas in usage or non-
usage is up to
this context. each person
1. people who have influence because of their higher rank to decide but
2. people who have influence because of their advanced knowledge of a should be
consistent.
subject However,
if you’re
preparing to
B. Some more traditional authorities say that these commas are necessary, take an exam,
while others who are less prescriptive… please follow
the guidelines
1. authorities who insist on enforcing a rule or method in your study
2. authorities who merely suggest a rule or method materials,
even if they
are contrary
C. …in their approach to punctuation say they are not. to what you
1. their way of dealing with punctuation may have seen
elsewhere.
2. the direction they think punctuation is taking

D. Personally, I think that this use of commas is simply a convention and that
commas are not necessary when opening or closing modern correspondence.
1. this is the usual way commas are used
2. this is how commas should be used according to the rules

E. However, there are plenty of people who would disagree with me.
1. some
2. many

F. There is nothing wrong with putting commas after your


openings and closings if you wish to do so.
1. put commas after your openings or closings
2. not put commas after your openings or closings

G. But in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with leaving


them out either.
1. not using them
2. using them only sometimes

16 
13/2019 Englisch für den Beruf Spotlight PLUS

2. Much too monotonous M

Use the words from the list to complete the dialogue below.

emphasis | feedback | monotone | monotonous | presentation | varying

Claudia: I gave a(n) (A) in English last week.


Roman: Really? How did it go?
Claudia: I’m not so sure.
Roman: Well, did you get any (B) ?
Claudia: Yes, a colleague came up to me afterwards and said I needed to speak
with more (C) and stress.
Roman: That would make your presentation sound less (D)
and boring.
Claudia: I didn’t think I was speaking in a(n) (E) , but then
again, I was mainly focused on getting the words right in English. I’ll
have to try (F) my voice a bit more next time.

3. Complete the tips A

Complete Ken’s tips on how to vary your voice with the words Ken uses in his
reply to Claudia. The first letters have been provided for you.

A. You can r or l your voice to add dramatic


effect.
B. You can v your speed when speaking. S
down can give emphasis to what you are saying, whilst s
up can make your message sound more dynamic or urgent.
C. You can pause before a key message to give it greater e .A
short p may also indicate that you are changing the subject,
or you can simply use pauses for d effect.
D. You can make sure to a keywords clearly. This prevents
you from “s ” the words, which makes it difficult for the
Foto: Milkos/iStock.com

listener to hear what you are saying.


E. You can stress the keyword or key p in a sentence to make
it easy for your listeners to take on b your main ideas.

17 
Lesen und verstehen Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
The turbulent 1960s  US
Ginger Kuenzel looks back to the turbulent 1960s in the US. Read her column (page 24) and
test your reading skills by doing the exercises on the opposite page.

1 The decade of the 1960s was a turbulent one in America. It’s when I came of age, and many
events from that time made a very big impression on me. Now, 50 years later, we’re close
to the end of the “20-teens” — which may not be a real word. It’s a good time to look back
at some of the major events that shaped the 1960s.
5 There were the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy (1963), his brother Senator
Robert F. Kennedy (1968), and civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968). During
that decade, (A) took place in cities around the US, setting the country on
edge. King lived by the principle of nonviolence, but his assassination led to further riots.
On college campuses and in cities, student protests against the Vietnam War began as
10 we moved through the decade. The Civil War, 100 years earlier, had divided the country,
but ever since, Americans had generally united behind the government in times of war.
Then came the Vietnam War, and the country was divided once again — along economic
and generational lines. Many young men who could afford to go to college got student
(B) . Others paid doctors to declare them unfit for service. Those who were less
15 well off were more likely to be drafted and end up in Vietnam.
More than 58,000 soldiers died there, and many of those who survived were physically
or emotionally scarred for life. College campuses became centers of the war protests. There
was also a (C) . My dad — like most others in his World War II generation —
firmly believed that we should stand behind our government in wartime. I was a radical
20 college student who was open about my opposition to the war. Our relationship was tested
to its limits during those years as we both passionately defended our views.
But the 1960s were not all turbulence. There was the (D) in
1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped out of Apollo 11’s Eagle landing module
and so proudly said the words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for
25 mankind.” And we experienced the (E) , with The Beatles as well as
The Rolling Stones taking America by storm. Speaking of music, who could
forget Woodstock, the 1969 festival with an iconic poster that read “3 Days of
Peace & Music”? It’s hard to believe, but, yes, it’s been 50 years. The beat goes on,
and so does the list of memorable events of the decade.
30 And now, at the end of the current decade, much of today’s (F) is
designed to divide us as a nation. Some fear that our democracy is teetering on
the edge of a cliff. But let’s remember that we have been through some very
tough times before. And let’s hope that our values and ideals are strong enough
to help us weather the current storms.

18 
13/2019 Lesen und verstehen Spotlight PLUS

1. Collocations E

Match the words on the left (A–F) to those on the right (1–6) to form six collo-
cations used in Ginger’s column.

A. draft D. music 1. riots 4. rhetoric


B. generational E. political 2. divide 5. deferments
C. lunar F. race 3. landing 6. revolution

2. Back where they belong E

Now, put the collocations you formed in exercise 1 back in the right place in
the text.

A. D.
B. E.
C. F.

3. Ginger means… M

What is the meaning of these expressions? Choose the correct option (1 or 2).

A. to come of age (line 1): 1. to become an adult 2. to start feeling old


B. to be well off (line 15): 1. to be healthy 2. to be wealthy
C. the beat goes on (line 28): 1. the song is repeated 2. life continues
Foto: RBM/Vintage images/Alamy Stock Photos

4. Misheard quote? A

Did you know that Neil Armstrong insisted he was misquoted? Which version
of his famous quote is correct according to him?

A. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
B. “That’s a small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
C. “That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.”

19 
Hörverständnis Spotlight PLUS 13/2019
More than skin-deep
Dermal technician Tracey Jones (see pages 66–67) knows that beauty is more than
skin-deep. Listen to her talk about her job, then try our comprehension exercises.

1. All about Tracey’s clients E

Listen to the audio and decide whether the information below is true (T) or
false (F) according to what Tracey says, or whether there is no mention of it (N).
Online anhören
T F N QR-Code
scannen oder
A. Tracey never has men as clients. URL eingeben
www.spotlight-
B. Tracey’s clients range from teenagers to octogenarians. online.de/
C. Tracey doesn’t work with cancer patients. plus1319

D. Tracey works only with Australian clients.


E. Tracey’s clients often see Tracey to be treated for sunburn.
F. Tracey is not allowed to see clients younger than 18.
G. Tracey doesn’t counsel clients.
H. Tracey’s clients like to talk about themselves.

2. All about Tracey M

Choose which of the three options below isn’t correct. Listen to the audio again
for help.

A. Tracey’s dog eats… D. Tracey deals with…


1. chia seeds. 1. her clients’ beauty requirements.
2. barley. 2. cancer patients.
3. kangaroo mince. 3. people undergoing plastic surgery.

B. Tracey… E. Tracey’s clients like to…


1. is not married. 1. communicate about themselves.
2. has no pets. 2. enjoy their skin conditions.
3. has no children. 3. gain a sense of well-being.

C. On YouTube, Tracey often F. Tracey is generally finished with


watches… work…
1. nutritional programmes. Mehr
1. by 4 p.m. Hörverständnis-
2. dietary programmes. 2. by 5.30 p.m. Training unter:
www.spotlight-
3. gaming programmes. 3. by 7 p.m. online.de/
englisch-hoeren

20 
13/2019 Test Spotlight PLUS
See how much you’ve learned
We hope you’ve enjoyed this issue of Spotlight plus. Try our revision test to see how
much you’ve learned. Any questions? Contact us at: language@spotlight-verlag.de

1. Check your progress M

1. If you ask, you find out the answer.


A. don’t; won’t B. won’t; don’t C. don’t; will

2. We can look after your cat while you’re gone — .


A. unless already of course, you’ve found someone
B. of course, unless you’ve already found someone
C. unless you’ve already found someone, of course

3. The wedding ceremony will take place outdoors it rains.


A. as long as B. unless C. provided that

4. It’s by me if you stay for dinner.


A. fine B. good C. well

5. The dance floor was ­— I almost fell twice.


A. slippery enough B. not slippery enough C. too slippery

6. We watched a about aliens taking over the earth.


A. romcom B. historical drama C. sci-fi film

7. Her ashes were placed in a(n) .


A. casket B. coffin C. urn

8. I’ve never a funeral before.


A. attended B. viewed C. visited

9. When did your husband pass ?


A. away B. over C. under

10. I’ve been thinking about taking retirement so I have more time
to travel.
A. early B. full-time C. late

11. Being a stay-at-home parent is quite a job, but it won’t earn you a .
A. pension B. mortgage C. retirement

12. I think people would agree with you.


A. piles of B. plenty of C. heaps of

13. I of age during the 1980s.


A. came B. made C. reached

14. My brother received a draft because of his poor eyesight.


A. diffusion B. divide C. deferment

21 
Lösungen Spotlight PLUS 13/2019

“IF”, “UNLESS”, “AS LONG AS” 6. “Provided that” 2. True or false?


AND “PROVIDED THAT” A. Provided that the weather stays A. false
good, we’ll be able to go for a B. true
(PP. 4–6) picnic.
1. Rules! C. true
B. Provided that you do well in
A. doesn’t go your exams, you’ll get into that D. false (The most popular
university. popcorn flavour is butter and
B. future salt.)
C. I might C. Provided that your old
computer is still working well, E. false
D. can you needn’t get a new one.
E. need D.  She’ll move to London provided 3. A good match
F. don’t need that she gets a good job there. A–3; B–1; C–4; D–2

2. 
“If” 7. Joke time 4. Choose your film
A. ’ll go; invites A. As long as A. historical drama
B. ask; ’ll help B. unless B. superhero
C. won’t drive; drinks C. If C. action
D. don’t speak; won’t understand D. cartoon
E. won’t go, don’t want EXPRESSIONS WITH THE E. horror
F. won’t get; don’t hurry WORD “BY” (P. 7) F. western
G. doesn’t work; won’t pass 1. The right word G. romcom
H. won’t buy; don’t reduce A. fine H. sci-fi
I. leave; ’ll catch B. time
C. step-by-step ATTENDING A FUNERAL
3. “Unless” D. by
E. I won’t go unless you want me
(PP. 10–12)
E. any 1. Which word is it?
to.
F. mistake A. cemetery; graveyard
F. We won’t get there on time
unless we hurry. B. hearse
G. Unless she works harder, she 2. Find the phrase C. coffin; casket
won’t pass the exam. A. by hand D. tomb
H. She won’t buy that dress unless B. by heart E. urn
they reduce its price in the sale. C. by 2.30 F. home; parlour
D. by the door G. mourner
4. An afterthought E. by bus H. wreath
B. ...unless you’ve already seen it,
of course.
3. What comes next? 2. Verbs and nouns
C. Unless you’ve already been, of
course. A–2, hand A. attended
D. ...unless we’re on holiday, of B–5, card B. pay
course. C–4, way C. offer
E. ...unless she doesn’t pass her D–1, day D. grieved
driving test, of course. E–3, yourself E. delivered
F.  Unless you can’t ski, of course.
F. shared

5. “As long as” AT THE CINEMA (PP. 8–9)


B. ; C. ; E. ; F. 1. A list of complaints
A. too small
B. not cold enough
C. not long enough
D. too expensive

22 
13/2019 Lösungen Spotlight PLUS

3. Emphasize it 3. Much happier THE TURBULENT 1960S


Stress on the first syllable: A. get (PP. 18–19)
cemetery, eulogy, funeral, B. allow
pall-bearer, secular 1. Collocations
C. decide A–5; B–2; C–3; D–6; E–4; F–1
Stress on the second syllable:
acquaintance, condolence, D. realized
cremation, procession, religious E free up 2. Back where they belong
F. invest A. race riots
4. Be less direct G. paid off B. draft deferments
A. home H. retired C. generational divide
B. lives D. lunar landing
C. rest 4. Tell me about it E. music revolution
D. departed A–5; B–1; C–6; D–3; E–4; F–2 F. political rhetoric
E. under
F. cut 5. In other words 3. Ginger means…
G. make A. just shy of A–1; B–2; C–1
H. passing B. rushed off your feet
C. manage it 4. Misheard quote?
5. Famous epitaphs D. be in What Neil Armstrong actually said
A–3; B–4; C–6; D–2; E–5; F–1 was sentence A.
COMMAS AND
6. Funeral rites MORE THAN SKIN-DEEP
PRESENTATIONS (PP. 16–17)
A. floral tributes; graves
1. A closer look (P. 20)
B. funeral procession; cemetery
A–2; B–2; C–1; D–1; E–2; F–1; G–1 1. All about Tracey’s clients
C. pyre; cremation ground
A. not mentioned
D.  corpse; decompose (verwesen)
2. Much too monotonous B. true
E. burial; carrion birds (Aasvögel)
A. presentation C. false
F. mummified; tomb
B. feedback D. false
C. emphasis E. not mentioned
VIKING IRELAND (P. 13) D. monotonous F. not mentioned
1. Norsemen, ahoy! E. monotone G. false
1–B; 2–A; 3–B; 4–C; 5–B; 6–A; 7–B; F. varying H. true
8–A; 9–B; 10–C
3. Complete the tips 2. All about Tracey
EARLY RETIREMENT A. raise; lower A–2; B–2; C–3; D–3; E–2; F–1
(PP. 14–15) B. vary; Slowing; speeding
1. Work words C. emphasis; pause; dramatic SEE HOW MUCH YOU’VE
A–7; B–4; C–8; D–5; E–1; F–2; G–6; D. articulate; swallowing
H–3
LEARNED (P. 21)
E. phrase; board
1. Check your progress
1–A; 2–C; 3–B; 4–A; 5–C; 6–C; 7–C;
2. What does it mean? 8–A; 9–A; 10–A; 11–A; 12–B; 13–A;
A. pension 14–C
B. colleague
C. early retirement
D. mortgage
E. appointment
F. full-time

23 
E N G L ISC H IM PAK E T.
14 Ausgaben des Sprachmagazins + Übungsheft und Audio-Trainer.

40 %
ER S PA R N I S

I H R E VO R T E I L E :

MI T 40% E R SPAR NIS Für Sie zur Wahl: als P R I N T- Englisch auf allen Ebenen:
ab 17,14 € je Paket OD ER DIGI TAL AU SG A BE LE SE N , HÖR E N , Ü BE N

→S P O T LI G H T- O NL INE.D E/ PA K E T
JETZT GLEICH ONLINE BESTELLEN UNTER:

Oder telefonisch +49 (0) 89/121 407 10 mit der Bestell-Nr.:


Print 1887031 | Digital 1887037