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Unit 1 Born to be brilliant


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Vocabulary

Word building

Change the verbs in brackets into nouns. Add -ment, -ion, -ance or -our and make other necessary changes. 1 Zoe was pleased when she won the talent............... (compete).

2 The young musician gave an outstanding............... (perform) of the violin concerto.

3 It was easy for Zuleika to find a...............(solve) to the Maths problem.

4 In order to do well, children need support and ...............(encourage) from their parents.

5 Giving up tennis was a difficult...............(decide) for the teenage star to make.


6 Child prodigies may show more adult............... (behave) than their peers.

7 You need a lot of training and...............(motivate) to succeed as a sports star.

8 A child prodigy's...............(develop) may stop when they grow up.

compete - competition
perform - performance
solve - solvation
encourage - encouragement
decide - decision
behave - behaviour
motivate - motivation
develop - development

5 Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning

In the article, there are phrasal verbs with more than one meaning, for example:

(they) made up their minds

she took up Maths much earlier

A Match 1-8 with a-h to make sentences.

1 Tom couldn't make up his mind a a sport if you want to get fit.
2 Helen had overslept. She made up b the job offer, despite the poor pay.
3 Rachel offered to put Paul up c until 2 o'clock. Her flight was delayed.
4 Susie decided to put up d until he found somewhere to live.
5 Can you turn up e about which computer to buy
6 Sarah didn't turn up f the picture over the fireplace.
7 John decided to take up g a story to explain why she was late.
8 You need to take up h the volume? I can't hear the TV.

1 Tom couldn't make up his mind about which computer to buy.
2 Helen had overslept.
She made up a story to explain why she was late.
3 Rachel offered to put Paul up until he found somewhere to live.
4 Susie decided to put up the picture over the fireplace.
5 Can you turn up the volume? I can't hear the TV
6 Sarah didn't turn up until 2 o'clock. Her flight was delayed.
7 John decided to take up the job offer, despite the poor pay.
8 You need to take up a sport if you want to get fit.

B Now match the phrasal verbs in italic with these meanings.

Х increase - turn up the volume

Х decide - make up one's mind
Х invent - make up a story
Х place on a wall - to put up the picture
Х provide accommodation - to put Paul up
Х arrive - turn up
Х start - take up a sport
Х accept - take up the job offer