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Upgrade YOUR ENGLISH Kate Newbury B2 Steve Bowden WORKBOOK

CONTENTS page 4 UNIT page 10 1 page 16 Let’s communicate! 2 page 18 Growing Up Progress Review 1 page 24 3 page 30 The Natural World 4 page 32 Lessons & Learning page 38 Progress Review 2 page 44 5 page 46 Money Matters 6 page 52 Making a Living page 58 Progress Review 3 7 page 60 Crime 8 page 66 Staying Healthy page 72 Progress Review 4 9 Real life! 10 Getting Away Progress Review 5

Let’s communicate! Reading 1 R ead the article about the voice and then answer the questions. What’s in a voice? It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it that Of course, people rarely want to change their voices matters. There is a lot of truth in this statement. completely, even if it were possible. Our voices are Your voice reveals a lot more about you than you a unique part of us. We recognise familiar voices, think and other people are quick to make judgements although sometimes members of the same family about you on the strength of your voice alone. have voices that are difficult to tell apart. When you Scientists have discovered that these judgements hear a recording of yourself, you may be surprised are surprisingly similar, which means that when how similar your voice is to the voices of close listeners hear a voice, they often agree on the kind of relatives. Friends can also start to speak in similar personality traits they expect that person to have. For ways. As they spend time with each other, they often example, when they hear a person with a nasal voice, pick up accents without even realising it. This helps the kind of voice that sounds as if someone has got friends understand each other better. a cold, they usually agree they are listening to a bored Another thing about our voices that may be hard or complaining person. to control is the way they are affected by both our It has also been shown that both men and women health and our feelings. The voice can reveal how can judge physical traits such as a man’s upper body people are feeling both physically and emotionally. strength correctly simply by listening to his voice. It A strong voice is usually a sign of health and people is not clear what characteristics of the voice convey will often say that someone ‘sounds well’ after a this information and although it is often believed telephone conversation, whereas when a person’s that stronger men have deeper voices, this is not health is failing, their voice may become quieter and strictly true. weaker. Emotions can clearly affect our voices, too. Our voices can also reveal our age. Children have It is obviously hard not to raise your voice when higher-pitched voices than adults and during teenage you are angry and people who experience strong years the voices of both girls and boys become emotions may actually be speechless! Whatever deeper. In boys, this change is greater and can be your voice says about you, it is first impressions very noticeable if it happens suddenly. This dramatic that really count. Experiments have shown that as change is caused when the vocal cords which control soon as you open your mouth, your listener makes the voice become longer and thicker. Sometimes a boy a snap judgement about your personality. When this may have difficulty controlling his voice as it ‘breaks’. is positive, the expression, ‘You had me at ‘Hello’!’ is What if your voice gives the wrong impression and not an exaggeration. stops you communicating as effectively as you would like to? Well, voices can be trained and it is true that some politicians have trained their voices so that they sound more powerful. This is perhaps especially important for some female politicians, whose high- pitched squeaky voices could prevent them from creating the serious image that they need in public life. Other professionals, for example, teachers, are in danger of damaging their voices if they shout too much. They could also benefit from learning to use their voices more effectively. 4

VOCABULARY 2 Now answer the questions. Choose the best answer 1 H ow does each person feel? Complete the A, B, C or D. statements with a suitable adjective. The first letter is given to help you. 1 What is suggested in the first paragraph? A Voices are never an accurate indicator of 1 ‘I don’t think I have any chance of passing my character. exams. They’re usually really difficult and I can never B Nasal voices always mean that someone is understand the questions.’ suffering from a cold. C Particular voices are believed to reveal certain He feels p . traits. 2 ‘I don’t really have many friends. I don’t know many D Voices are considered less important than words. people in my neighbourhood and nobody ever 2 According to the second paragraph, what is true about men’s voices? calls me.’ A Men with deep voices are strong. She is l . B They are an indicator of upper body strength. C Women and men judge them differently. 3 ‘You didn’t buy me a present for my birthday D Men have stronger voices than women. and you didn’t even call me to wish me a ’Happy 3 How do voices change as children grow up? A Girls’ voices change more quickly than boys’ Birthday’. I thought you were my friend.’ voices. She is h . B Boys’ voices change very suddenly. C Boys’ voices become hard to control. 4 ‘Why did you wake me up? No, I don’t want to go out D Teenagers’ voices become deeper. to the park. And next time, knock before you come 4 For what reason might people try to train their voices? in, will you?’ A They want to improve the impression they make. He is feeling g . B They want to change their character. C They want people to listen to them. 5 ‘I definitely believe our team will win on Saturday. D They have damaged their voices. They’ve trained hard and the opposition aren’t that 5 What do the final two paragraphs suggest about our voices? good.’ A They always express our emotions correctly. He is o . B They are the best way for people to recognise us. C We may sound different depending on our health 6 ‘So I told this girl how my cousin is really stupid and and emotions. no good at anything and guess what ... she turned D We can change them completely if we want to. out to be my cousin’s girlfriend! Imagine how I felt!’ 6 What does the writer mean by ‘You had me at ‘Hello’!’ A ‘I liked you when I first heard your voice.’ She feels e . B ‘Your smile first caught my attention.’ C ‘I had to say ‘Hello.’’ 7 ‘And I suppose after you scored three goals you went D ‘I would like to meet you.’ and had a coffee with David Beckham. Yeah, right!’ He is being s . 8 ‘Can you believe it? I came first in the competition! It’s incredible!’ He feels d . 2 Circle the correct words. 1 The students thanked the host families for their hospitality / confrontation and got onto the coach heading for home. 2 Please whisper / gossip because my baby sister is asleep and I don’t want to wake her. 3 The man shouted / sighed sadly, took one last look at the photograph and put it away in his wallet. 4 Jennifer has mixed compliments / feelings about moving – she’s excited, but also a little sad that she’ll be leaving her friends behind. 5 Listen. You know we have to do our household chores this morning, so there’s no point grumbling / laughing about it. 6 Winning the county chess championship is a huge achievement / arrival – congratulations! 7 Harriet is crying / screaming softly because her pet cat has just died. 5

VOCABULARY GRAMMAR 3 H ow would somebody react? Match the situations 1 W rite sentences. Use the present simple or the present (1-5) with the body language (a-e). continuous. Write the sentences in your notebook. 1 He made an agreement with his friend. 1 my dog / show / his happiness / by wagging his tail 2 He felt rather tired. 2 you / often / argue / with your sister / ? 3 He didn’t know the answer to a question. 3 we / celebrate / her achievement / with a special dinner 4 He was very worried about something. 4 she / always / gossip / about other people 5 He felt uncomfortable because of his friend’s 5 how often / meet up / with your friends / ? 6 what / the children / laugh at / now / ? behaviour. 7 at the start of the film / the woman / scream / and / a He shrugged his shoulders. run out / of the old house b He bit his nails. 8 we / not meet / Penny / at the station / tomorrow c He shook hands with him. d He rubbed his eyes. 2 Complete the sentences with these verbs. Use e He crossed his arms. the present perfect simple or the present perfect continuous. 4 Complete the sentences with these words. bite express just finish you / ever smile aware direct express impress you / hide wait appropriate nod 1 How long your feelings about this problem? 1 If you agree with me, your head. 2 Jason reading 2 Daniel wanted to his new one of those self-help books – he hopes the advice it gave will improve his pessimistic outlook on life. girlfriend, so he borrowed his brother’s car to take her to the cinema. 3  and laughed when really you felt like crying? 3 Sally is very , isn’t she? She always says exactly what she means. 4 Her nails look ugly and red because she 4 Wearing shorts to work is not ; them. staff are expected to wear more formal clothes. 5 We in the arrivals hall at the airport all afternoon. 5 You should learn to your emotions – you’ll feel better that way. 6 Helena her feelings of anxiety and loneliness. The other 6 Are you that this is a members of the group will now discuss the problem. non-smoking area? 3 Answer the questions about you in full sentences. 1 Have you ever read anything about body language? 2 Have you ever had a big argument with your parents? 3 Have you ever bitten your nails? 4 Have your friends been gossiping about you lately? 5 Have you been feeling cheerful or pessimistic lately? 6

unit 1 USE YOUR ENGLISH 2 Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word in 1 Read the text and decide which answer (a, b, c or d) bold. Do not change the word in bold. Write between best fits each gap. two and five words. Visiting Japan 1 Istarted doing a course called ‘The meaning of body language’ two months ago. So you 1 a trip to Japan, but you 2 to be sure that you will behave correctly. Read on to find out DOING everything you need to know. I a course To Westerners, Japanese people may sometimes seem a little 3 , but this is not at all the case. It’s just that in called ‘The meaning of body language’ for two Japan, people are expected to be quiet and not show their 4 openly all the time as many people in Europe, months. Canada and the United States 5 . 2 There are several gestures which express the idea On arrival in a Japanese home, take off your shoes. of anxiety. There may be a pair of guest slippers for you to wear, although many Japanese people bring a pair of their OF own indoor slippers with them when they 6 friends for the afternoon or evening. There are gestures which express the idea of anxiety. In general, you should try not to draw attention to yourself when visiting people. Modesty and a quiet 3 Did you know that in Greece nodding your head manner 7 extremely important. It is correct upwards means ‘No’? behaviour, however, to pay your hostess a compliment on her cooking and to thank her when you 8 her AWARE home at the end of your visit.  that in Greece nodding your head upwards means ‘No’? 4 Why aren’t you talking to Amanda? STOPPED 1 a plans b planning Why talking to Amanda? c plan d are planning 5 I’ve called you lots of times, but you never answered your phone. 2 a are wanting b wanting c want d is wanting YOU 3 a delighted b optimistic I all day, but you never answered your phone. c grumpy d lonely 4 a feelings b confrontations 6 There was nobody else in the room. c hospitality d achievements WAS 5 a do b does c are doing d doing She in the room. 6 a visits b visit c to visit d is visiting 7 He has lots of respect for his new colleagues. 7 a are being b are HUGE c be d is He of respect for his new colleagues. 8 a leave b is leaving c leaves d leaving 8 The sign said, ‘Attention! Falling rocks!’. BEWARE The sign said that we should falling rocks. 7

USE YOUR ENGLISH 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words given. 1 You should realise that it’s completely to shout and laugh APPROPRIATE during the meal. DIRECT LONE 2 She has a(n) way of speaking – she never comes out and tells you ACCOMPANY anything to your face. MODEST PERSON 3 I think that Mrs Jameson must be very now that her husband has AVOID died and her children have left home. PERSON 4  children are not allowed to enter the museum – they must have a parent or teacher with them. 5 In some countries in the Middle East it is considered for women to show their faces or their hair. 6 Katie got a job with a big company as the manager’s assistant. 7 The accident was completely ; he was driving too fast and should have slowed down. 8 His answering letter was cold and ; his opening greeting was 4 Read the text and complete each gap with one word. Smiling – real or fake? How good are you at interpreting body language? 1 you know how to ‘read’ somebody else’s facial expressions, or do you often get it wrong? When a friend laughs at your jokes 2 he really mean it or is he secretly thinking that they’re terrible? If you can tell a genuine smile from a fake one, you’ll probably know who your real friends are. Imagine this situation: you 3 walking along the road in town when you meet a girl you know. She gives you a big smile and says ‘How lovely to see you again.’ But do you 4 her? 5 she telling the truth or lying? How can you tell? Well, first of all, you need to look at her eyes; people usually close their eyes a little when they 6 genuinely happy. And then her teeth – with a real smile, we 7 not usually show our bottom teeth. Now look carefully – when she smiles, does she show all her teeth? If you can see a mouth full of teeth, but her eyes are wide open, then she 8 probably not at all pleased to see you! So next time you’re trying to work out whether somebody is a real friend or a fake, you’ll know exactly what to do! 8

unit 1 LISTENING WRITING You will hear Linda Taylor, a Read this writing task and use the plan on page 13 of teacher of children with special needs, your Student’s Book to help you write your essay. Make talk about a language programme notes below and then write your essay. When you have called Makaton. For questions 1-9, finished, check your work carefully. complete the sentences with a You have had a class discussion about communication. Your word or a short phrase. English teacher has now asked you to write an essay. Write your essay using all the notes and giving reasons for 1 People who can’t your point of view. (140-190 words) communicate using speech can become It is possible to know someone well, even if you meet them very rarely. . Do you think you can know someone well if you 2 The language programme, Makaton, uses signs and mainly communicate from a distance? . Notes 3 People often use Makaton because their speech is Write about: or limited. 1 communicating face to face 2 communicating from a distance 4 In some cases, if children’s spoken language 3 ____ (your own idea) improves, they Makaton. !Remember • R ead the task carefully to make sure you 5 Linda mentions understand it. as an example of people who share the life of a • U nderline the important parts of the writing Makaton user. task. • Make notes before you start writing. 6 Linda says there are • U se topic sentences to introduce each paragraph. where people can learn the Makaton language. • Include your opinion in the first and last paragraphs. 7 The signs help children to develop speech because they provide . 8 Young children come across Makaton at nursery school and . 9 Organisations that try to help Makaton users are known as . Notes 9

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