Keep Thinking – Unit 2

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A.

discover, common, formula, fell in love with, appearance, audience, comment, expect, convincing, accidentally, awful, actually, company, fault, comedian

  1. Oops, I _____________ dropped my phone on the floor!
  2. We look like sisters but _____________ we are just friends.
  3. Never judge a person by their _____________.
  4. The _____________ loved the show so much, they wouldn’t stop clapping !
  5. I don’t think I’ll come to school today, I feel _____________.
  6. Everyone tells me that I’m funny and that I should be a _____________.
  7. I agree with your _____________ on the subject.
  8. Having blue eyes is very _____________ in Russia.
  9. I work at my dad’s _____________ on Sundays.
  10. The end of the movie wasn’t very _____________.
  11. Everyday kids _____________ something new. 
  12. I’m so nervous for my first day at work, I don’t know what to _____________.
  13. I promise I didn’t do it, it’s not my _____________!
  14. They invented a special _____________ that can solve any math problem.
  15. This Summer I really _____________ Sarah, the girl from my neighborhood.

B.

react, inherit, plot, performer, prediction, inspire, realize, pressure, claim, pretend, negative, however, pause, kind-hearted, reaction, hilarious, polite, predictable

  1. I just heard the most _____________ joke ever, I can’t stop laughing.
  2. The doctor said I was fine, _____________ I still feel very sick.
  3. I hope my children will _____________ my blue eyes.
  4. One day I hope to _____________ people all over the world, and make them feel like they can do anything!
  5. He is such a _____________ person, he is always nice to everyone no matter what.
  6. If you are a _____________ person, try think about all of the little things that you are grateful for.
  7. Can you please _____________ the video, I need to answer the phone.
  8. I want to be a _____________ on Broadway some day.
  9. The _____________ of the movie was a bit different from the book.
  10. People from England are very _____________.
  11. The end of the movie was so _____________, I just knew it!
  12. Sarah’s _____________ came true, there really was a storm in the middle of July! 
  13. I feel under _____________ when I need to make a speech in front of an audience.
    I never _____________ to be someone’s friend because it’s like lying to them. 
  14. I don’t know how I would _____________ if I saw a lion outside it’s cage. 
  15. When he found out his wife was pregnant, his _____________ was hilarious. 
  16. It took me an hour to _____________ that I left the house wearing slipper. 

C. 

sarcastic, according to, teamwork, stranger, setup, rude, response, wonder, ridiculous, respond, study, researcher, subject, be supposed to, self-confidence, situation

  1. I want to be a _____________ and find a cure for cancer.
  2. I’m sorry it took me a while to _____________. I couldn’t find my phone.
  3. I haven’t received a _____________ from her, I wonder why she isn’t answering.
  4. He told the teacher a _____________ excuse, I don’t understand how she believed him!
  5. Tom apologized for being so _____________ to Mary.
  6. Sometimes I am _____________ but people think I am trying to be rude. 
  7. Usually your _____________ improves at age 17, and you feel better about yourself.
  8. It took me a while to learn the _____________ of the office’s filing system.

  9. In a scary _____________ like this, you should call the police.
  10. Never accept candy from a _____________!
  11. I read a _____________ about how sugar affects your health.
  12. My favorite _____________ at school is History.
  13. The soccer team used _____________ to win the game.
  14. I _____________ how many people are sleeping right now.
  15. _____________ researchers at the university, ants can teach us how to control crowds. 
  16. You _____________ be doing your homework! Not playing on your phone. 

D. 

on stage, recent, get along, come naturally, kicked out, bring out the best in, rebel against, punch line, walk in someone’s shoes, movie review, cracked up, come true, turns into, in order to, rolling in the aisles

  1. Good friends _____________ you, because they know you well.
  2. Acting didn’t always _____________ to her.
  3. I believe my dream will  _____________!
  4. All the girls _____________ when they heard him . He’s such a funny guy.
  5. Even best friends don’t always _____________.
  6. You need special shoes _____________ go hiking.
  7. The boy was _____________ of class because he was rude to the teacher. 
  8. The _____________ says that the main actor gave an excellent performance. 
  9. Performers say that they feel alive when they are  _____________
  10. I don’t like jokes that have a rude _____________.
  11. The group decided to _____________ the government.
  12. I have the best jokes you’ve ever heard, I’ll have the audience _____________!
  13. My little brother _____________ a young man so quickly!
  14. Don’t judge people before you try to _____________.
  15. I have to tell you all about my _____________ trip to India. 

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am, is, are – make a question

am, is, are – make a question

1. __________________________?

Yes, my house is big.

2. __________________________? 

Yes, these people are my parents.

3. __________________________?

Yes, I am always late.

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Fair Play

Runner gives up her race to help another runner in the Rio Olympics 

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We’re in the 5,000 meter race at the Rio Olympic Games. Runner Nikki Hamblin, from New Zealand, takes a bad fall. She trips up the United States runner, Abbey D’Agostino. The American gets back up, and helps Hamblin back to her feet. She wants to help her to finish the race. D’Agostino is hurt badly from the fall and falls down again. This time it is  Hamblin who helps her get up. Together, they finish the race well after the other runners. They hug and cry at the finish line. 
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Present Simple Exercise 2 – positive

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Elephants

The elephant ______ (be) the planet’s largest land animal. It ______ (stand) up to 3 meters tall and __________ (weigh) up to 6,000 kilos.

Elephants _________ (have) complex brains and _________ (be) very clever and sensitive. They ________ (care)  for their families and ________ (remember) faraway places and old pals. In fact, when elephants _________ (spot) friends, they often _________ (show) affection by wrapping their trunks together or resting them on each other’s foreheads.  Continue reading

Words in the News – Level 1

Wife Carrying Race 

This news is about a sports event. It is a race. A man carries his wife in this race. He needs to run over obstacles. It is hard because of obstacles like water, or fences .

Forty-four couples race in the event. A couple wins. The husband and wife win beer and money. The money comes in cash. The money is more heavy than the wife. It is $655 (six hundred and fifty five dollars).

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Should the Voting Age be Lowered to 16?

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Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Views for and Against

In many areas of the world, once you turn 16-years-old you’re eligible for a special right, a right that allows you to take part in shaping your community and your nation. Countries such as Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua have already lowered the voting age to 16. In 1971, the United States lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, after millions of Americans protested against the Vietnam war and declared that if 18-year-olds were old enough to fight and die for their country, they should be able to vote in federal elections as well. Now there’s a push to make the voting age 16. Is lowering the age beneficial or problematic? Continue reading

To the Rescue – Unit 3

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Sentence Completion:

north, on fire, crashed, surprised, Nobody, alive, run away, accident, immediately, brave, screamed,

  1. The house was _____________ and there was smoke everywhere. 
  2. The firefighters came _____________ after we called them. 
  3. The Hermon mountain is in the _____________ of the country. 
  4. Everybody was scared and _____________ for help. 
  5. We started to _____________ but then the rescue workers came and found us. 
  6. The airplane _____________ in the ocean but nobody was hurt. It’s amazing!
  7. I am _____________ I won the game. I thought there were other people better than me. 
  8. The _____________ happened when he fell asleep while driving. 
  9. The sheriff found the killer and brought him back _____________.
  10. They continued to fight without their weapons. They are _____________ men.  
  11. _____________ knows how this plane crash happened. 

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