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Unit 1 Born to be brilliant


Grammar

6 Modals

Read this extract from an interview with 16-year-old Zoe Bates, Britain's youngest tennis star. Choose the correct alternative for each gap.

Zoe No, it isn't. I 2 had to / must get used to the attention very quickly. Every match I play appears in the newspapers. There's quite a lot of pressure to do well.

Presenter That 3 ought to be / must be difficult.

Zoe It is, especially if I lose. It 4 can be / has to be very depressing reading about it the next day.

Presenter Do you think you were born to play tennis?

Zoe Well, I think I have a natural talent, but 15 had to / must work very hard when I started playing - and still do!

Presenter How many hours a day do you practise?

Zoe I 6 might / have got to train for four hours a day. It's just like a full-time job.

Presenter Do you have time to go to school?

Zoe No, I don't. I have private tutors, so I 7 don't have to / haven't to go to school. But I still 8 have to / should take exams. I'm studying for my GCSEs * at the moment.

Presenter When did you start playing tennis?

Zoe My father started giving me lessons when I was six years old. By the time I was ten I 9 might / could beat him!

Presenter And do you have any advice for other young tennis players?

Zoe Well, they 10 ought to / may remember that it's only a game. They 11 couldn't / shouldn't get too upset when they lose a match. And they 12 mustn't / haven't to spend too much time training. You 13 need / have to time out to do other things, like going out with your friends.

Presenter What about the future? Do you think you 14 must / might do something else when you're eighteen, for example?

Zoe I 15 may / can try something different, I'm not sure. But at the moment I 16 mustn't / can't imagine life without tennis.

* GCSEs = General Certificate of Secondary Education exams for 16-year-old students

Presenter It can't be easy being Britain's youngest tennis star.

Zoe No, it isn't. I had to get used to the attention very quickly. Every match I play appears in the newspapers. There's quite a lot of pressure to do well.

Presenter That must be difficult.

Zoe It is, especially if I lose. It can be very depressing reading about it the next day.

Presenter Do you think you were born to play tennis?

Zoe Well, I think I have a natural talent, but had to work very hard when I started playing - and still do!

Presenter How many hours a day do you practise?

Zoe I have got to train for four hours a day. It's just like a full-time job.

Presenter Do you have time to go to school?

Zoe No, I don't. I have private tutors, so I don't have to go to school. But I still have to take exams. I'm studying for my GCSEs * at the moment.

Presenter When did you start playing tennis?

Zoe My father started giving me lessons when I was six years old. By the time I was ten I could beat him!

Presenter And do you have any advice for other young tennis players?

Zoe Well, they ought to remember that it's only a game. They shouldn't get too upset when they lose a match. And they mustn't spend too much time training. You need time out to do other things, like going out with your friends.

Presenter What about the future? Do you think you might do something else when you're eighteen, for example?

Zoe I may try something different, I'm not sure. But at the moment I can't imagine life without tennis.

* GCSEs = General Certificate of Secondary Education exams for 16-year-old students

7 Error correction
Correct the mistakes in these sentences.

1 Can you to solve this Maths problem?
1 Can you solve this Maths problem? - correct

2 If you want to pass your exam, you have got work harder.
2 If you want to pass your exam, you have got to work harder. - correct

3 Do you must leave now? It's still early.
3 Must you leave now? It's still early. - correct

4 That mustn't be Amy. She's gone skiing this week.
4 That can't be Amy. She's gone skiing this week. - correct

5 May I stay out late tonight? No, you shouldn't.
5 May I stay out late tonight? No, you may not. - correct

6 It can't to be Rachel's birthday today. The party is next Saturday.
6 It can't be Rachel's birthday today. The party is next Saturday. - correct

7 Yesterday, Karl must go to the dentist.
7 Yesterday, Karl had to go to the dentist. - correct

8 You've to phone him as soon as you get home.
8 You'll have to phone him as soon as you get home. - correct

9 If you want to improve your football, you ought practise more often.
9 If you want to improve your football, you ought to practise more often. - correct

10 Sue hadn't to bring her umbrella. It wasn't raining.
10 Sue didn't have to bring her umbrella. It wasn't raining. - correct

8 Language patterns: remember + -ing/remember to do

A Look at the sentences and answer the questions.

I remember teaching the others Maths when they were eight.

Remember to bring your CD player to the party.

Which of the verbs in italics is:

    a reminding somebody to do something?

    b talking about a personal memory?
    a reminding somebody to do something - Remember to bring your CD player to the party.

    b talking about a personal memory - I remember teaching the others Maths when they were eight.

B Complete sentences 1-7 with the correct form of these verbs.

    • listen • close • use • give in • take • wear • have
1 Rob remembered closing the front door, but he didn't know if he'd locked it.

2 'Remember to take your suntan cream in case you go to the beach.'

3 Helen never remembers to give in her homework on time.

4 John remembered listening to the song, but didn't remember the name of the group.

5 'Where's my dictionary? I remember using it in class this morning.'

6 When you ride your motorbike, you must remember to wear a helmet.

7 I can remember having long summer holidays as a child.

C Write answers to these questions.

What do you remember doing last Sunday?

What must you remember to do tomorrow?

Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Reading. In the mind's eye.
Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Vocabulary. Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning.
Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Grammar. Modals. Remember + ing or to-inf.
Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Writing descriptions. Travel and sightseeing.

Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Reading. A sense of identity.
Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Vocabulary. Crime. Match the people with the definitions.
Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Grammar. Present simple, present continuous and present perfect.
Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Writing a profile. Words describing appearance.

Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Reading. BRINGING the past to life.

Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Vocabulary. TV programmes.
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Grammar. Regular and Irregular Verbs.
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Writing a Talk. The Millenium Dome.

Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Reading. The man who really founded New York.
Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Vocabulary. Nouns, verbs, adjectives.
Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Grammar. The Future. Will.
Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Writing a letter of complaint.

Unit 5. FAME AND FORTUNE. Reading. A dream come true? How winning a lottery can affect your life?
Unit 5.  FAME AND FORTUNE. Vocabulary. Prepositions. Money.
Unit 5.  FAME AND FORTUNE. Grammar. Modals. Language patterns: verb + noun/pronoun + infinitive with to.
Unit 5.  FAME AND FORTUNE. Writing a composition. The Lottery.

Unit 6. TAKING RISKS.  Reading. GENERATION EXTREME.
Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Vocabulary. Phrasal verbs with take.
Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Grammar. Relative pronoun. Who, whom, which or that Quiz. Purpose and result. Language patterns: verb + direct object + (to) do.
Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Writing a biography.

Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Reading. Getting your Message Across.
Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Vocabulary. Adjectives ending in -ed an -ing. Feelings. Body language.
Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Grammar. Present perfect and past simple; present perfect simple and continuous; the passive.
Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Writing a report. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
 

Unit 8. WHAT IF ... ? Reading. Poets and pop stars.
Unit 8.  WHAT IF ... ? Vocabulary. Words to do with poetry and music.
Unit 8.  WHAT IF ... ? Grammar. Conditionals. The verbs tell, talk, say and speak.
Unit 8.  WHAT IF ... ? Writing a discursive composition. An ideal job.

Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Reading. A trip to America.
Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Vocabulary. Describing a journey.
Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Grammar. Past simple, past continuous or past perfect? Reflexive verbs.
Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Writing a story. My holiday nightmare.

Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Reading. DANGER: woman at work.
Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Vocabulary. Negative prefixes. Phrasal verbs give up • get on • turn down • take on • fit in
Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Grammar. Reported Speech. Direct and indirect objects.
Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Writing a job application.