StF Extra Language Practice Worksheet Unit 6

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  1  change my m   ind 2   g   back on a decision 3  go for the easiest o   4  let my heart r    my head 5   m   up my mind Extra Language Practice 6 Straight to First © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2016. This page may be photocopied and used within the class. Vocabulary Making decisions 1  Complete the expressions about making decisions.6  no easy m   7   r    into a decision 8   s   on the fence 9  take everything into c    10   w   up the pros and the cons 2  Decide which answer ( A , B , C  or D ) best fits each gap.1  I wish you’d make up your about where you want to go on holiday. A  mind B  opinion C  head D  decision 2  Faye will always for the easiest option if she has to decide something. A  choose B  make C  direct D  go 3  We need to the age of the car into consideration before we agree to buy it. A  take B  put C  make D  get 4  I’ve my mind. I’d rather go to see a show if that’s OK with you. A  made B  changed C  taken D  decided 5  We’ll have to take soon if we want to influence the school’s decision. A  events B  force C  action D  activity 6 Weighing the pros and the cons, I think it’s more cost effective to buy that laptop. A  off B  up C  on D  against Language focus Reported speech 1  Read the email exchange between two friends. Complete the direct statements and the reported statements.1  Have you been to the United States? She asked if I had been to the United States . 2  . He said he had been several times and that he hoped to go again soon. 3  I’m going to Boston next month for my birthday. It’ll be my first time. She said . 4  . He said I had to remember to get my visa before I travelled. 5  I applied for it yesterday! She said . 6  ? He asked if she would be having a birthday party here first. 7  I’ll have a party the night before I leave for the airport. She said . 1  Extra Language Practice 6 Straight to First © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2016. This page may be photocopied and used within the class. Reported questions 2  Read the direct questions asked to a librarian by a college newspaper reporter. Complete the gaps with reported questions.1  How do you feel about the college’s proposal? She asked  how he felt about the college’s proposal . 2  Do you think it is a good idea to close the library on a Sunday? She asked . 3  What was your first thought when you heard about the proposed closure? She asked . 4  How long have you been working in education? She asked . 5  Why did you apply for the post at this college? She asked . 6  Does the library agree with the college’s proposal? She asked . 7  Can you attend the meeting with the committee next week? She asked . 8  Are you going to represent the library and voice your disapproval? She asked . 9  What are you going to say to the committee? She asked . 1  It is a very difficult decision and I’m afraid I still haven’t made up my mind.  explaining    2  Well, I can help you with cooking dinner. That will make things easier for you!  3  Don’t catch the 12.20pm train – you won’t get to the party on time and Andrew will be upset.  4  Oh please come shopping with us! It’ll be fun! There are lots of sales. Go on!  5  I know the exam is scary, but you’ve made amazing progress! I think you’re going to do well.  6  I’m not going to take part in the protest, I don’t care what you say; it’s not something I agree with.  1  ‘Where have you hidden the presents, Niall?’ asked Robby. HE Robby asked the presents. 2  ‘Mark, don’t touch the electricity switch with wet hands!’ said Dan. WARNED Dan the electricity switch with wet hands. 3  ‘I contacted Helen last week,’ said Frank. HAD Frank said he previous week. 4  ‘I won’t be at school tomorrow,’ said Caroline. SHE Caroline be at school the next day. 2 Reported verbs 3  Match each statement to a reporting verb from the box. begging encouraging explaining offering refusing warning Transformations 4  For questions 1–4 , complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
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