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Unit 8 What if ... ?

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary
    Unit 8 Vocabulary. Words to do with poetry and music.
  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

    4 Words to do with poetry and music

    A Put these words into the correct categories. Some words may fit in both categories. Use a dictionary to help you.

    PoetryPop music
    lyricsan album
    a collectionto release
    versea single
    a readinga concert
    to publisha band

    Now choose an appropriate word from A and put it in the correct form to complete these sentences

    1 The British pop group Blur will release their new album next week.

    2 Millennia is an exciting collection of poetry from young British poets.

    3 Next month Travis are giving a concert at Wembley Arena.

    4 The lyrics of pop songs are usually easy to remember.

    5 The band had a guitarist, a drummer and a keyboard player. They now needed a lead singer.

    6 I really like the new single by Madonna, but I can't remember how the second verse goes.

    5 Phrasal verbs with keep

    Replace the words and phrases in italics with a phrasal verb with keep in the correct form.

    1 Fans were warned not to go onto the stage during the concert.

    2 I'm sure Emma didn't tell me the whole story. There's something she hasn't told me

    3 Even though it was late, Ian carried on practising. The concert was the following day.

    4 If you want to maintain your level of English, you need to use it everyday.

    5 Maria can't go out tonight. Her parents are making her stay indoors because she has an exam tomorrow.

    not to go onto - keep off

    hasn't told me - kept back

    carried on - kept on

    to maintain - keep up

    are making her stay indoors - keeping her in

    6 Expressions with parts of the body

    A Match 1-5 with a-e.

    1 Why do you keep on reading that book?

    2 Did you hear that Matt and Sue broke up?

    3 Is Rachel interested in Mark?

    4 Have you brought your Travis CD?

    5 Your trainers aren't very fashionable.


    a I'm trying to learn some poems by heart.

    b Sorry, my sister has borrowed it. She's a pain in the neck.

    c Don't be so cheeky. They're nicer than yours.

    d I don't know. You shouldn't be so nosy.

    e Yes, I did. She was going out with another boy behind his back.


    Why do you keep on reading that book?
    I'm trying to learn some poems by heart.

    Did you hear that Matt and Sue broke up?
    Yes, I did. She was going out with another boy behind his back.

    Is Rachel interested in Mark?
    I don't know. You shouldn't be so nosy.

    Have you brought your Travis CD?
    Sorry, my sister has borrowed it. She's a pain in the neck.

    Your trainers aren't very fashionable.
    Don't be so cheeky. They're nicer than yours.

    Now match the expressions in italics in A with their meanings a-e.

    a impolite or rude - cheeky

    b an annoying person - a pain in the neck

    too interested in what other people are doing - nosy

    d do something without someone's knowledge - do something behind someone's back

    e memorise something - learn by heart