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Unit 1 Born to be brilliant

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • 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 Х decide Х invent Х place on a wall
      Х provide accommodation Х arrive Х start Х accept
    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