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EXERCISES UNIT 1

A continuacin le exponemos un listado de frmulas de saludo y de


presentacin. Sabra qu responder a cada una de ellas? Podra ordenarlas
de ms a menos formal?
1. Pleased to meet you. ___________________________________________
2. How are you? ___________________________________________
3. How do you do? ___________________________________________
4. Hi! ___________________________________________
Orden de ms a menos formal: 1 ____ 2 ____ 3 ____ 4 ____

Qu profesiones obtenemos de las siguientes palabras?


act _______________ paint _______________
manage _______________ fire _______________
politics _______________ chemistry _______________
play _______________ music _______________

Diga el adjetivo correspondiente a los siguientes pases:


Vietnam _______________ Russia _______________
Argentina _______________ Poland _______________
Java _______________ Norway _______________
Yugoslavia _______________
1. Make true sentences using am / is / are / m not / isnt / arent:
1. I ______ at work.
2. It ______ Wednesday today.
3. My fathers name _____ Peter.
4. My parents _____ at home.
5. I _______ married.
6. Cava ____ a drink from Catalonia.
7. Lidia and John _____ friends. They arent married.
8. Lidia _____ English.
9. A dog _____ a plant. It _____ an animal.

10. Diamonds ______ cheap. They _____ expensive.


2. Listening. Listen and tick the correct sentences as in the example:
1. He's from Greece.
His from Greece. ___
2. She's a teacher. ___
She's teacher. ___
3. Where she from? ___
Where's she from? ___
4. What's her name? ___
What's she's name? ___
5. I'm a student. ___
I'm student. ___
6. She is twenty-one. ___
She has twenty-one. ___
7. He's a doctor. ___
His a doctor. ___
8. Their from Japan. ___
They're from Japan. ___
9. Her surname is Smith. ___
Her surname it's Smith. ___
10. He's name's Bruno. ___
His name's Bruno. ___
2. Put 'a' or 'an' before the following nouns:
1. ___ stamp 2. ___ egg 3. ___ bag
4. ___ notebook 5. ___ orange 6. ___ English book
7. ___ key 8. ___ envelope 9. ___ dictionary
10. ___ newspaper 11. ___ letter 12. ___ umbrella
3. Put 'am', 'is', 'are', 'my', 'your', 'his', 'her', 'our' or 'their' into the gaps.
Example: My name is Claire.
1. Where ________ you from?
2. She ________ from Italy.

3. Whats ________ name?


4. Christina ________ 21 years old.
5. Mike and Rosie ________ from London but ________ parents ________ from Glasgow.
6. Clara ________ married. ________ husband ________ a hotel manager.
7. Whats ________ name?
8. ________ name is Stephen.
9. ________ friend and I ________ doctors. ________ profession is very interesting.

5. Complete the following sentences with 'there is' / 'there isn't' / 'is there?' /
'there are' / 'there aren't' / 'are there?'.
1. There ________ a big park in our town. There ________ a lake and ________
________ a lot of trees.
2. ________ ________ a library in your school? Yes, ________ ________ one.
3. ________ ________ ten players in a football team? No, ________ ________.
________ ________ eleven players.
4. ________ ________ a train to the airport from the city centre? Yes, ________
________ a train and ________ ________ two buses: number 7 and 27.
5. ________ ________ thirty-one days in November?
6. ________ ________ a computer in your home? Yes, ________ ________ two: one for
me and one for my sister.
7. Is your coffee all right? No, ________ ________ any sugar in it.

6. Grammar practice. Look at the picture below and describe it. Write
sentences using 'there is' / 'there are' + 'a' / 'an' / one, two... + the names of
the objects. Use a dictionary if necessary.
Examples:

There is a scarf under the bed.


There are three books on the floor.

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4. Writing. Now write the following numbers:
1
22
34
17
8

55
63
12
76

7. Grammar practice. Choose the right option to complete the following


sentences.
Example: He's a / an accountant.
1. She's a / an housekeeper.
2. John is thirty years old / is thirty years.
3. I'm not / no married.
4. My sister is / are very beautiful.
5. My parents are/ is rich.
6. There are / is a restaurant and two bars in the hotel.
1. Whats your name? Complete the conversations:
A: Hello. Whats your name?
B: Claire. Whats ______ ______?
A: My name ______ George. Where ______ you ______ Claire?
B: I ______ from Dublin. ______ ______ you from, John?
A: I ______ ______ New York.
ROXANNE: Hello. ______ ______ ______ Roxanne. I ______ a student. And you?
YOU: _____

5. Grammar practice. Making negatives. The following sentences are wrong.


Correct them.
Example:

Jordi Pujol is the President of Spain.


Jordi Pujol isnt the President of Spain. Hes the President of
Catalonia.

1.

Paris is the capital of Spain.


___________________________________.
___________________________________.

2.

You're English.
___________________________________.
___________________________________.

3.

Michael Jordan is white.


___________________________________.
___________________________________.

4.

Bananas are vegetables.


___________________________________.
___________________________________.

5.

The month after June is September.


___________________________________.
___________________________________.

6. Grammar practice. Short and long forms. Write the long forms.
1. Whats your name?
__________________________________________________________________.
2. My names Tim.
__________________________________________________________________.
3. Hes married.
__________________________________________________________________.
4. Theyre from Belgium.
__________________________________________________________________.
5. Im eighteen.
__________________________________________________________________.
6. Shes a nurse.
__________________________________________________________________.
7. Youre Italian.
__________________________________________________________________.
8. Were teachers.

7. Possessive adjectives. Put 'my' and 'your' into the gaps.


1. Hello. _____ names Sabina.
2. Whats _____ name?
3. Is Lynn _____ sister?
4. JENNY: Albert, this is _____ brother, Darren.

ALBERT: Hello, Darren.


DARREN: Hello.
8. Possessive adjectives. Put 'his' or 'her' into the gaps.
1. Whats _____ name? Eugene.
2. _____ name is Jim Burton.
3. I have a daughter. _____ name is Dorothy.
4. David is from France. _____ flat is in Paris

8. Listening. Countries and nationalities. Use your dictionary, write down the missing
nationalities, check for pronunciation, then listen and repeat.
Country Nationality
England English
Germany German
Italy _____________
Japan _____________
Brazil _____________
Spain _____________
Scotland _____________
France _____________
The United States _____________
Wales _____________
Switzerland _____________
China _____________
Mexico _____________
Portugal _____________
Ireland _____________
Turkey _____________
11. Grammar practice. 'There is' or 'There are'? Complete the sentences
below with a suitable form (affirmative, negative or interrogative) of there
is or there are.
1. How many eggs ____________ in a dozen? ____________ twelve.

2. ____________ a man at the door. Who is he?


3. In my town ____________ a swimming pool and ____________ two cinemas but
____________ a sports centre.
4. Excuse me, ____________ a post office near here? Yes, ____________ one just round
the corner.
5. Our hotel is very luxurious. ____________ ten suites, three restaurants and
____________ also a sauna and a gym.
6. ____________ tigers in Africa? No, ____________ but ____________ lions.

1. Language in use. Questions about yourself. Answer the following


questions about yourself using complete sentences.
1. Whats your name?
________________________________________________________.
2. Whats your surname?
________________________________________________________.
3. How old are you?
________________________________________________________.
4. Whats your address?
________________________________________________________.
5. Whats your telephone number?
________________________________________________________.
6. Where are you from?
________________________________________________________.
7. Whats your job?
________________________________________________________.
8. Are you married?
________________________________________________________.
CUESTIONARIO

1.- Lisa is married.. husband is a pilot.


his
her
hers

2.- Whats that?Its pen


your
yours
you
3.- My parents.. at home. They are abroad.
am
arent
are
4.- Excuse me, are you Mr and Mrs Smith? Yes,
They are
I am
We are
5.- There computers in my office.
is a
are some
is some
6.- He is from Poland. He is .
Polandese
Polish
Polandian
7.- How many monuments . in your city?
are there
is there
are
8.- . is your house?My house is in the corner.
when
what
where
9.- Is your coffee all right?No, .any sugar in it.
there is
there isnt
there arent
10.- Whats this? s my book.
they
it
there