MATRIX INTERMEDIATE WORKBOOK
Units: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Unit 6 Taking risks
Writing a biography
12 A famous explorer
A Answer these questions. 1 Where is Mount Everest?
2 Who were the first people to get to the top?
3 When did they climb the mountain?
В Read the biography quickly to see if your answers are correct.
13 Time references
Complete gaps 1-7 with these words and phrases.
14 Ordering events
Read the biography again and put these events in the correct order. a He wrote his autobiography.
b He got to the top of Everest.
с Не joined the British Everest expedition.
d He climbed the Himalayas.
e He worked as a beekeeper.
f His son climbed Mount Everest.
1e 2d 3c 4b 5a 6f
15 Writing Read these notes about the life of another famous explorer and complete the biography. Write about 200 words.1868: Robert Falcon Scott born. As a child interested in the sea.
1880: Joined Royal Navy. Became a very good officer.
1901-1903:Led British Antarctic Expedition. Sailed south on ship Discovery. Explored new areas of the South Pole.
1910: Made a Captain. Travelled to Antarctica. Attempt to be first to the South Pole.
1911 November 1: Began journey with 11 men. December 31: Severe weather, seven men returned. Scott and four others continued.
1912 January 18: Arrived at South Pole. Found that explorer Roald Amundsen already reached it.
1912 March 29: Died on his way home in severe snowstorm.
Robert Falcon Scott... (when was he born?) . When he was a child ... (what was he interested in?) , so in 1880 he ... . He was a very good officer. In fact he was so good that between 1901 and 1903 ... (what did he do?) . During the expedition ... (what did he explore?) . Seven years later... (what did he become?) . In the same year he ... (what did he do?) . The journey began .... Unfortunately ... (what did they find when they arrived?) . Finally...
Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Writing
descriptions. Travel and sightseeing. |
Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Writing a profile. Words describing appearance.
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Writing a Talk. The Millenium Dome.
Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Writing a letter of complaint.
Unit 5. FAME AND FORTUNE. Writing a composition. The Lottery.
Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Writing a biography.
Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Writing a report. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
Unit 8. WHAT IF ... ? Writing a discursive composition. An ideal job.
Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Writing a story. My holiday nightmare.
Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Writing a job application.