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Unit 10 The right choice

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • Grammar

    7 Interview questions

    Complete this conversation with a wildlife photographer. Put the questions into the correct gap.

    a What advice would you offer to young wildlife photographers?

    b Have you had any dangerous experiences?

    c What do you enjoy most about your job?

    d What is the most remote* place you have been to?

    e What did you do?

    f Did you always want to be a wildlife photographer?

    Mark Did you always want to be a wildlife photographer?

    Maria To be honest I never planned it as a career. I was a marine biologist when I started taking photographs.

    Mark What do you enjoy most about your job?

    Maria Well, I love photographing unusual or endangered animals. At the moment I am planning to photograph pandas in China.

    Mark What is the most remote* place you have been to?

    Maria Last year I went to Antarctica. It took several days to get there.

    Mark Have you had any dangerous experiences?

    Maria Once in Africa I was in my jeep when a huge elephant charged towards me.

    Mark What did you do?

    Maria Well, there was no chance of escape, so I just took a picture. Fortunately, at the last moment the elephant stopped and disappeared into the bush.

    Mark What advice would you offer to young wildlife photographers?

    Maria Don't take unnecessary risks and try to be patient. It can sometimes take days to get the right picture.


    *remote = far away from where people live

    8 Reporting speech

    Now report the conversation.

    He asked her 1 if she had always wanted to be a wildlife photographer.

    She explained that 2 ................................................................... .

    She was a marine biologist when she had started taking photographs.

    He wanted to know 3 ....................................................................... .

    She replied that she loved photographing unusual or endangered animals and that 4 ..................................................................................

    He asked her 5 ......................................................................................... .

    She told him that 6 ............................................................................................ .

    It had taken several days to get there.

    He wanted to know 7................................................................................... .

    She answered that 8...................................................................................... .

    He wanted to know 9 ............................................................................ .

    She told him that 10...................................................................................... .

    He asked her 11................................................................................... .

    She said 12 ............................................................................. and to try and be patient.

    She explained that 13 .......................................................................... .

    8 Reporting speech

    Now report the conversation.

    He asked her if she had always wanted to be a wildlife photographer.

    She explained that she had never planned it as a career.

    She was a marine biologist when she had started taking photographs.

    He wanted to know what she enjoyed most about her job.

    She replied that she loved photographing unusual or endangered animals and that she was planning to photograph pandas in China then.

    He asked her what was the most remote place she had been to.

    She told him that she had gone to Antarctica the year before.

    It had taken several days to get there.

    He wanted to know if she had had any dangerous experiences.

    She answered that once in Africa she was in her jeep when a huge elephant had charged towards her.

    He wanted to know what she had done.

    She told him that there was no chance to escape, so she had taken a picture.

    He asked her what advice she would offer to young wildlife photographers.

    She said she would advise not to take any unnecessary risks and to try and be patient.

    She explained that it could sometimes take days to get the right picture.

    9 Language patterns: direct and indirect objects

    A Look at the sentences and complete the rules

    a The teacher gave hera book.
      indirect object direct object
    b The teacher gavea book to her.
     direct objectprepositional phrase with to
    When the indirect object (her) comes before the direct object (a book), you do not need the word to, but when her follows a book, you need to add the word to

    B Join these pairs of sentences to make one sentence. Remember to add to if the direct object comes first.
    Examples

    I wrote a letter. It was to my penfriend.
    I wrote a letter to my penfriend.

    I owed some money. It was to Matt.
    I owed Matt some money.

    1 I gave the teacher something. It was my homework.
    I gave the teacher my homework.

    2 I asked my friend something. It was a question.
    I asked my friend a question.

    3 I bought a present. It was for Zoe.
    I bought Zoe a present.

    4 I had an idea. I suggested it to Sean.
    I suggested Sean an idea .

    5 I showed my friend something. They were my holiday photos.
    I showed my holiday photos to my friend.

    6 I had a mobile phone. I lent it to my brother.
    I lent my brother my mobile phone.

    7 I sent my family something. It was a postcard.
    I sent a postcard to my family.

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