Read the text and do the tasks below.

Hello. My name is Paul Simon. I am British. I am from Bristol, which is situated on the river Avon, in the SouthWest of England. Im a language student at Christ Church College in Oxford. Christ Church College is quite famous and Im proud to be a student of it. Im twenty. Im not married yet, Im single. My new friends are from various countries Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Holland and Japan, too. We are very friendly but it isnt quite easy to understand each other. You see, our accents are so different! Sabine is French. Her home town is Bordeaux. She is in her late teens. Sabine is very smart and her English is rather good. She is keen on classical music and art. Mr Lewis, our language teacher is from Manchester. He is intelligent, experienced and always ready to help. My favourite subjects are Literature and History. Im also interested in Natural Sciences and Im good at sports. My hobbies are table tennis and computer games.

Am I happy here? Yes, sure. The only trouble is my parents are far away and I feel a bit lonely sometimes.


  1. A) Scan the text and fill in the table below.
  2. A. Make up short dialogues expressing your opinion, agreeing or disagreeing. Use the prompts given below.
  3. A. Sarah and Ken are having an argument. Read what Sarah says and complete the dialogue with Kens answers from the box below. Then try to guess his last answer.
  4. Ask your partner the questions below.
  5. C. Look at the family tree and complete the sentences below.
  6. C. Match the phrasal verbs in italics in the sentences to the definitions a) j) below.
  7. Complete each sentence with one of the words or phrases below.
  8. Compose dialogues using the key words for the situations given below.
  9. Consider the information given in Units 16 and accomplish the tasks given below. Check them with the keys.
  10. Consider the information in Units 15 and accomplish the tasks given below. Check them with the keys.
  11. D. Can you say what these dates mean in the history of Russia? Use the dates to complete the sentences below.
  12. D. Make up short dialogues expressing lack of certainty and surprise. Use prompts given below.

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Work with your partner. Imagine you are going to get a new job and you are being interviewed by a hiring manager (HM). Complete the conversation. | Are the following sentences true or false? If false, say why.

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