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MATRIX INTERMEDIATE WORKBOOK
Unit 5 Fame and fortune
Complete sentences 1-7 with the correct prepositions.
Х into Х at Х with Х for Х about (x2) Х of
1 Some lottery winners are unable to cope with
their good fortune.
2 Michael gave up his job. He didn't care about
work any more.
3 One of the disadvantages of being famous is the lack of privacy.
4 Tina paid for her CD player by working at the
5 Peter was so good at tennis that he started
6 Not every parent wants to turn their child into a
7 Zoe worried about spending too much money on
5 Word building
Complete sentences 1-6 with the correct form of the words in brackets.
1 Brad often dreamed about being rich and................
and living in Hollywood. (fame)
2 The young athlete was very................He wanted to
be the best in the world. (ambition)
3 Karen has had a...............career as a ballet dancer.
4 Luxury goods like designer clothes and Rolex watches are very................ .(desire)
5 Tanya was shocked by Mark's................She hadn't
seen him for three years. (appear)
6 Greg made a bad...............and lost a lot of money.
fame - famous
ambition - ambitious
success - successful
desire - desirable
appear - appearance
invest - investment
A Group these adjectives into words which describe people and words which describe things. Check your answers in a dictionary.
Х generous Х well-off Х valuable Х expensive Х economical
Х priceless Х mean Х broke Х precious Х worthless
| People || Things|| generous || valuable
|| mean ||priceless||broke ||
| || precious|
| || worthless|
¬ Now complete these sentences. Choose from the adjectives in A.
1 John hates spending his money on other people. He's very mean.
2 Kate's designer jeans were quite expensive. They cost
3 After living a life of luxury for two years, Helen realised she was broke.
4 Rachel discovered a valuable Monet painting in her
5 'Paul's just bought a new Porsche.' 'He must be well-off !'
6 It's more economical to travel by train than by plane.
— Complete sentences 1-6 with the correct form of these verbs.
Х earn Х lose Х lend Х borrow Х afford Х owe
1 Luke worked for a charity, so he didn't earn a lot
2 If you gamble, you'll probably lose your money.
3 Paul borrowed £5,000, so he could buy a car.
4 'I've forgotten my wallet. Can you lend me some
5 I can't afford to buy those trainers. I've only got
£20, and they cost £35.
6 Amy wasn't able to pay off her debts. She owed
the bank £10,000.
Unit 1. BORN
TO BE BRILLIANT. Reading. In
the mind's eye.
BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Vocabulary. Phrasal
verbs with more than one
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
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Reading. BRINGING
the past to life.
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Vocabulary. TV
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
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
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
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
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
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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