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Unit 10 The right choice

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

    5 Negative prefixes

    In the text Hazel says: I don't take any unnecessary risks.

    We can make some adjectives negative by adding the prefixes un, in, im, ir, dis or il. We use im before m and p, il before l, or ir before r. Complete the sentences with the negative form of the adjectives in brackets.

    1 When she saw her first volcano, Hazel was impatient to get to the top.

    2 Walking across the lava flow was an irresponsible thing to do.

    3 The volcano had been inactive for years. Its eruption was completely unpredictable.

    4 It was impossible to get near the crater. The lava was too hot.

    5 The research notes were illegible. Nobody could read them.

    6 When the volcano erupted, the evacuation of the island was rushed and disorganised.

    6 Work

    A Complete this paragraph with the words in the correct form.

    Although Zoe studied sciences at university, she was also very interested in journalism. In her final year, she worked for the student newspaper. When she left, Zoe decided to apply for a job as a journalist. After several weeks, she was offered a job at a national newspaper. While she was there, she wrote about everything, from sports events to natural disasters. Although the news was sometimes depressing, Zoe always looked forward to going to work. For Zoe, journalism was the most interesting job in the world!

    B Replace the phrases in italic with a phrasal verb in the correct form.

    1 When Zoe started work at the newspaper, she immediately felt comfortable. Everybody liked her.

    2 Greg refused to accept the job offer. The salary was too low.

    3 When Martin broke his leg he had to resign his job as a stuntman.

    4 Matt's new business was doing so well, that he had to employ more staff.

    5 Amy was very ambitious. She was determined to make good progress in her job.


    1 When Zoe started work at the newspaper, she immediately fit in. Everybody liked her.

    2 Greg turned down the job offer. The salary was too low.

    3 When Martin broke his leg he had to give up his job as a stuntman.

    4 Matt's new business was doing so well, that he had to take on more staff.

    5 Amy was very ambitious. She was determined to get on in her job.