MATRIX INTERMEDIATE WORKBOOK
Units: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Unit 1 Born to be brilliant
1 Skim reading
1 Why is Zuleika special?
2 Multiple choice questions
Now read the article again and answer these multiple choice questions. Choose the best answer: a, b, c or d.
1 What is the difference between Zuleika and other five-year-olds?
Incorrect. The text says 'instead of watching cartoons ... her favourite pastimes are solving equations and reading books'.
b She is so clever that she is doing a university course.
Incorrect. She 'spends hours every day in a university library' but she isn't following a university course.
c She can solve very difficult Maths problems.
Correct. The text says Mr Yosuf 'writes complex mathematical problems on the board' and Zuleika 'solves them'.
d She has already passed an 'A' level exam.
Incorrect. The text says 'Next year Zuleika will become Britain's youngest 'A' level student.'
2 How is Zuleika different from her brother and sisters?
b She began studying Maths when she was younger.
c She has always been taught at home.
d She is much more intelligent.
3 Mr Yosuf says that his children are successful because:
b they have a natural talent for all kinds of subjects.
c they understand the importance of a happy family background.
d they have received the right kind of encouragement.
4 The writer mentions Einstein as an example of someone who:
b achieved great success early on in his life.
c was not a child prodigy.
d did not go to university.
5 What does 'this' refer to in paragraph 5?
b an ability which increases with age
c being pushed by one's parents
d the future for children like Zuleika
6 What do all child prodigies have in common?
b Their success is much easier to achieve.
c They realise they are different from other people.
d They work harder than most other people.
3 DefinitionsFind words in the text which mean:
1 reach somebody who is ahead of you - catch up (paragraph 3)
2 something that is not known by other people - a secret(4)
3 giving help to someone (4) - supportive
4 to force someone to do something - to push (5)
5 extremely good, excellent - geniuse (5)
6 wanting to give your time and energy to something - motivation (6)
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.
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