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Unit 17. Feelings



LISTENING WARM-UP
pair.jpgLook at the pictures. In pairs, do the following tasks and answer the question:
•    Quickly write down as many words as you can to describe how the people in these photographs feel.
•    Write one sentence you think they might be thinking at this moment.
•    How do the photographs make you feel?
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DEVELOP YOUR LISTENING SKILLS


flag.jpgFour people were asked about a famous performer. Listen to these short extracts from what they said. For each speaker, choose the adjective which best describes how they feel.
Key.Speaker 1:a
Speaker 2:с
Speaker 3:a
Speaker 4:b
 
Speaker 1
    a impressed
    b shocked
    с bored
Speaker 2
    a amused
    b annoyed
    с disappointed
Speaker 3
    a jealous
    b upset
    с excited
Speaker 4

    a surprised
    b grateful
    с worried

Tapescript    

Speaker 1


I never realised that she was such a good dancer!

Speaker 2


A lot of people felt let down, me included.

Speaker 3


From what I saw, it looked more like good luck than hard work.

Speaker 4


I think we should all thank her for promoting tourism in this area.


flag.jpgNow listen to the complete responses. For each speaker, choose the sentence which best describes their attitude towards the famous person. There is one extra sentence you do not need to use.
Key.1С   2E   3B   4D
Speaker 1: ___________   A    I don't think people give her a chance.
Speaker 2: ___________   В    I think anybody could have done the same.
Speaker 3: ___________   C    I understand now why people like her.
Speaker 4: ___________   D    I think she's helped other people.
                                        E    I don't like the way she's changed.
Tapescript

Speaker 1


When you see her on TV, I don't think you get such a good idea of what she's like live. I saw her about two years ago in concert and she was ... well, I don't know how to describe it, really. I'd heard a couple of her hits before, and I thought it was nothing special. How wrong I was! I never realised that she was such a good dancer! By the time she'd done a couple of songs, I was tapping my feet and singing along. In the end, I had a great time.

Speaker 2


I was one of the people who bought her very first CDs, before she became so big. She used to have a really jazzy style and I liked that. After a few albums, though, she started to sound more like a rock star. A lot of people felt let down, me included. It wasn't that it was so bad, but it just wasn't the same. I haven't even heard hbr last album. Maybe I should give it a go.

Speaker 3


There was a programme on TV about her the other night. It was about how she came from such a poor family. They were saying that she had worked really hard to get where she is today. I don't know, though. From what I saw, it looked more like good luck than hard work. We could all be famous if we had that kind of luck. Lots of us have talent but we don't meet the right people, like she did.

Speaker 4


I've always liked her music. I've got all her CDs and I sometimes have them playing here in the shop while I'm working. Of course, everybody knows that she was born in this town. I went to the same school as she did, but not at the same time. She's really made this town famous, which has been good for business. I think we should all thank her for promoting tourism in this area. They're thinking of building a museum about her in the town centre. I'll be one of the first visitors.

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You are going to hear messages left on an answering machine. Tick the information people normally include in their messages.
Key.1, 3, 4 and 6.
In their messages, people normally include...
1    their name. ____________   
2    their age. ____________   
3    the day. ____________   
4    the time. ____________   
5    the month. ____________   
6    the reason they're calling. ____________   

flag.jpgListen to these messages left on a woman's answering machine. For each speaker, circle the reason they called.
Key.1a   2b   3b   4c 
Speaker 1
He is calling to find out whether...

    a Lisa got a message.
    b Lisa is still working.
    с the party has been cancelled.
Speaker 2
She is calling to tell Lisa about...

    a her evening out.
    b a change in plans.
    с her wasted day.
Speaker 3
She is calling to ...

    a remind Lisa about something.
    b ask Lisa to come later.
    с check Lisa understands something.
Speaker 4
He is calling to ask Lisa for ...

    a permission.
    b advice.
    с information.

Tapescript

Speaker 1


Oh, hi, Lisa. Greg here. It's Thursday afternoon. Hope everything's okay. I guess you're still at work. How's the new job going? Are you still enjoying it? I really wanted to check that you got the e-mail I sent. It's about the party next week. You'll see when you get home. Call me later I'll be here until about ten. Bye.

Speaker 2


This is Maria and it's Thursday evening. Where are you? I've been trying to get in touch with you all day. What's wrong with your mobile? I must have called a dozen times. The thing is that I'm not going to be able to come to the party after all. I'll explain when I see you, but it's all very exciting! Call me when you get in, if it's not too late. Bye! Oh, how was dinner with James? Bye.

Speaker 3


Mrs Turner, this is Sandra from the hairdresser's, Curly's. I spoke to you on Tuesday when you called. The reason I'm calling is you had an appointment for nine tomorrow. I'm afraid something has come up and we're going to have to rearrange. I'm sorry but could you come in at midday? I'll call again in the morning unless I hear from you. I hope it's not too inconvenient. Goodbye.

Speaker 4


Lisa, it's Mark. Oh, it's quite late on Thursday night. Did you say you were going out somewhere to dinner tonight? Or was that tomorrow? To get to the point, I've invited someone to the party but I've forgotten the number of the house. Stupid, I know, but I can't help it. Where're you going to be tomorrow? Call me or send me an e-mail to let me know so I can pass it on to him. Thanks. Bye.


flag.jpgListen again. This time, circle which of the following phrases each speaker uses to introduce their reason for calling.
Key.1b   2b   3b  4b 
Speaker 1
  a I merely wanted to...
  b I really wanted to...
Speaker 2

  а one thing is that...
  b Тhe thing is that...
Speaker 3

  a The reason for calling is...
  b The reason I'm calling is...
Speaker 4

  a To cut to the point, ...
  b To get to the point, ...

Tapescript

Speaker 1


Oh, hi, Lisa. Greg here. It's Thursday afternoon. Hope everything's okay. I guess you're still at work. How's the new job going? Are you still enjoying it? I really wanted to check that you got the e-mail I sent. It's about the party next week. You'll see when you get home. Call me later I'll be here until about ten. Bye.

Speaker 2


This is Maria and it's Thursday evening. Where are you? I've been trying to get in touch with you all day. What's wrong with your mobile? I must have called a dozen times. The thing is that I'm not going to be able to come to the party after all. I'll explain when I see you, but it's all very exciting! Call me when you get in, if it's not too late. Bye! Oh, how was dinner with James? Bye.

Speaker 3


Mrs Turner, this is Sandra from the hairdresser's, Curly's. I spoke to you on Tuesday when you called. The reason I'm calling is you had an appointment for nine tomorrow. I'm afraid something has come up and we're going to have to rearrange. I'm sorry but could you come in at midday? I'll call again in the morning unless I hear from you. I hope it's not too inconvenient. Goodbye.

Speaker 4


Lisa, it's Mark. Oh, it's quite late on Thursday night. Did you say you were going out somewhere to dinner tonight? Or was that tomorrow? To get to the point, I've invited someone to the party but I've forgotten the number of the house. Stupid, I know, but I can't help it. Where're you going to be tomorrow? Call me or send me an e-mail to let me know so I can pass it on to him. Thanks. Bye.


flag.jpgListen to this conversation between Lisa and her friend about the messages left on the answering machine. For each subject, circle how Lisa feels about it.
Key.1a   2b   3c  4a
   Lisa feels _____________ about Greg not coming to the party.
      a   annoyed
      b   relieved
      с   anxious
2    Lisa feels _____________ Maria's trip to America.
      a   excited about
      b   jealous of
      с   nervous about
3    Lisa feels _____________ the call from the hairdresser's.
      a   upset by
      b   grateful for
      с   angry about
   Lisa feels _____________ by Mark's phone call.
      a   amused
      b   worried
      с   deceived

Tapescript
Female voice
So, Lisa, did you have a good time when you went out for dinner with James?
Lisa    Oh, yes. My social life is really improving. He was really nice, so I'm glad we went out together. We went to a great little restaurant. I had loads of messages on my answering machine when I got in, though.
Female voice Yeah? Who were they from?
Lisa    Well, Greg called to see if I'd got his e-mail. It was something about him not being able to come to the party because he's meeting some other friends. A bit irritating, actually, because he missed my last party as well. I don't know why I keep inviting him. And then there was one from Maria saying that she wasn't coming either. It was because of a chance she's got to visit her aunt in America, which she thought was exciting. I wish I was going! I told her and she said that maybe I could go with her next time.
Female voice Anything else?
Lisa    One of the assistants from the hairdresser's called to change my appointment. I was furious because that's the second time they've done it to me. I called them and told them what I thought of them. The manager was very apologetic, but it's just not good enough. That was all, I think. Oh, wait. I did have a call from Mark, saying that he'd invited someone to the party.
Female voice That's not a problem, is it?
Lisa    Of course not. The thing was that he couldn't remember the number of the house. Honestly! He's so forgetful! He does make me laugh. It would really worry me if I kept forgetting things like he does. Anyway, I sent him an e-mail, so hopefully he won't get lost. What about you? What did you do last night?

flag.jpgListen again and decide whether the following statements are true or false. Circle T for True or F for False.
Key.1T   2F   3F  4F   5F 
1    Lisa was pleased with the restaurant they went to.    T / F
2    Greg arrived late at Lisa's last party.       T / F
3    This is probably Maria's last chance to go to America.    T / F
4    Lisa told the hairdresser that the assistant was very rude.    T / F
5    Lisa is worried that she might be losing her memory.    T / F

Tapescript
Female voice
So, Lisa, did you have a good time when you went out for dinner with James?
Lisa    Oh, yes. My social life is really improving. He was really nice, so I'm glad we went out together. We went to a great little restaurant. I had loads of messages on my answering machine when I got in, though.
Female voice Yeah? Who were they from?
Lisa    Well, Greg called to see if I'd got his e-mail. It was something about him not being able to come to the party because he's meeting some other friends. A bit irritating, actually, because he missed my last party as well. I don't know why I keep inviting him. And then there was one from Maria saying that she wasn't coming either. It was because of a chance she's got to visit her aunt in America, which she thought was exciting. I wish I was going! I told her and she said that maybe I could go with her next time.
Female voice Anything else?
Lisa    One of the assistants from the hairdresser's called to change my appointment. I was furious because that's the second time they've done it to me. I called them and told them what I thought of them. The manager was very apologetic, but it's just not good enough. That was all, I think. Oh, wait. I did have a call from Mark, saying that he'd invited someone to the party.
Female voice That's not a problem, is it?
Lisa    Of course not. The thing was that he couldn't remember the number of the house. Honestly! He's so forgetful! He does make me laugh. It would really worry me if I kept forgetting things like he does. Anyway, I sent him an e-mail, so hopefully he won't get lost. What about you? What did you do last night?



WORDPERFECT
Read these sentences and then use the words in italics to complete the sentences below.
Key.1    relieved
2    inconvenient
3    furious
4    upset
5    let down
6    population
7    social life
8    grateful
9    anxious
10  purpose

•    I relied on John and he really let me down; I was so disappointed.
•    When people are upset, they feel sad and perhaps cry.
•    My social life has got much better since I moved to the city and I've met lots of new people.
•    The population of Japan is nearly 130 million.
•    If something is inconvenient, it causes you trouble by happening at the wrong time or place.
•    You feel relieved when you stop worrying about something.
•    You might feel anxious when you are a little afraid or when you are worrying about something.
•    You should show how grateful you are and say Thank you' when you receive a gift.
•    The reason you are doing something is your purpose.
•    The headmaster was furious when he saw the broken window and shouted at all of us.
1   Nancy's parents were very _____________ when the police found her safe.
2   If it's not too _____________, maybe we could meet outside the library at seven.
3   My mum was absolutely _____________ when she heard that I'd been fighting at school.
4   Louise was really _____________ by some of the horrible things you said and she was in tears all night.
5   I'm so sorry to _____________ you _____________, but I can't help you this weekend after all.
6   If the _____________ of the world continues to increase, what problems do you think we will face in the future?
7   Ian has quite a full _____________ and always seems to be going out with friends.
8   I can't tell you how _____________ I am for all the wonderful Christmas presents.
9   I'm a bit _____________ about the exam tomorrow because it's quite important.
10 I really couldn't understand what the _____________ of doing so many grammar exercises was when we all knew how to do it.

PRACTISE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS
Listening know-how
• Выполняя задание I. старайтесь не только понять основной смысл высказывания, но и уловить интонацию, с которой произносится фраза. Интонация говорящего в значительной степени выражает его отношение к предмету разговора.
• Выполняя задание J помните, что часть ответов может быть записана в виде цифры, например возраст человека, или телефонный помер. Помните, что в этом случае вам не нужно записывать ответ словами. 


flag.jpgYou will hear people talking in eight different situations. For questions 1-8, choose the best answer, А, В or С
Key.1A   2A   3C   4A   5B   6C   7C   8B
  You overhear this exchange in an office. How does the man feel? _____________
     A   relieved
     В   embarrassed
     С   disappointed
  You hear a woman talking about a party. What did she feel about the man she met? _____________
     A   He was helpful.
     В   He was funny.
     С   He was powerful.
  Listen to this man talking to someone on the phone. Why is he calling? _____________
     A   to rearrange a meeting
     В   to cancel a meeting
     С   to report on a meeting
4   You hear this woman talking on a radio show. Why did she call? _____________
     A   to request a song
     В   to enter a competition
     С   to give her opinion
  In a shop, you hear an assistant on the phone. How does she feel? _____________
     A   annoyed with her manager
     В   upset with a customer
     С   worried about a delivery
6   You overhear this conversation on a bus. What does the woman want her husband to do? _____________
     A   mend the car
     В   clean the car
     С   sell the car
7   You hear this man describing a book. What is his attitude towards it? _____________
     A   It had a great effect on him.
     В   It didn't teach him anything new.
     С   It made him feel guilty.
8   Listen to this woman talking to her son. What does she want him to do? _____________
     A   write a letter
     В   make a phone call
     С   visit someone

Tapescript   
 

   1  

Woman     So, I heard there was a bit of a problem last week.
Man    Yeah, just a bit. You know the report that Mr Granger wanted? Well, Monday morning came around and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Woman     Oh, no.
Man    Yeah. And I really didn't want to let him down, not after last time. I looked everywhere for it. Imagine how embarrassing it would have been to go in and say 'Oh, sorry, I've lost it.'
Woman     I bet.
Man    It turned up in a drawer. No idea how it got there. A big sigh of relief all round and Mr Granger had it in his hands on time. A close thing, though. [repeated]

   2  

Woman     Yes, it was at Tania 's place. Lovely house, she has. We got there around eight. It was great. I met a man who's an accountant in Croydon. Funny, really, because I was saying to Tania the other day that I was thinking about doing accountancy. He was telling me about all the top people in his office and how rich and important they are. It sounded wonderful. A lot of good information about the kind of qualifications you need, too. It made up my mind for me. I'm definitely going to try to find a course somewhere. [repeated]

   3  

Man    Mr Harris? ... Yeah, it's Tony. Tony Smith ... That's right, from Johnson Brothers. It's about the meeting on Thursday... Yeah ... No, we've put it off long enough ... I agree ... It's just that I won't be able to get the figures to you before we begin ... That's right ... I thought that maybe I could talk you through what happened at the management focus group so that you know what to expect ... Of course ... Yes, I understand ... Well, first of all, let me fill you in on the European trends ... [repeated]

   4  

Ted    And our next caller is Marianne from Coventry.
Marianne Hello, Ted? Hi! I listen to your show all the time. We love it. All the girls at work think you're the best.
Ted That's good to hear. What are your favourites?
Marianne There's the Ten O'Clock Tease. The problem is I can never get the answers right. Can't you have some easy questions sometime? Then maybe I'll think about having a go.
Ted    Well, we'll see what we can do, Marianne. Thanks for your opinion, anyway. Who is your dedication for?
Marianne It's for Jean and Barbara and all the others at Brookner Garments. Anything from the 70s.
Ted    It's a pleasure, Marianne. Thanks for calling. [repeated]

   5  

Woman     Well, I couldn't believe it. She was standing in the middle of the shop, with everybody listening, saying that I'd given her the wrong size and was I too stupid to read the label. I had a look and it was the wrong size. It was part of the delivery that had caused all the trouble and we'd had to send half of them back already. I just hadn't noticed that this one had been put with the others. Mr Trent, the manager, came in and got really annoyed. It was obvious it wasn't my fault. In the end, he took the dress back and got rid of her. I don't know how people can speak to you like that. [repeated]

   6  

Man    Yes, tomorrow. I'll get around to it tomorrow. I promise.
Woman     That's what you said last week, and it's still sitting there making the whole street look untidy.
Man    Well, it's just a bit difficult until I fix the wheel.
Woman     I don't understand what that's got to do with it. Last week you said you'd have to take it in to the car wash first, but I didn't see that happen.
Man    It's just not so easy to get rid of that model. People don't want Mark 3s.
Woman     You're asking too much. Drop the price a bit. You must be able to find somebody, somewhere [repeated]

   7  

Man    Somebody Knows, it was called. It's set in London in the early nineteen hundreds, amongst the poor and the unemployed. It's not something I knew a great deal about before. It might not be the kind of thing that's going to change your life, but it was interesting. It reminded me that people like me with enough money have a responsibility. It made me a little uncomfortable, actually. I'll lend it to you, if you like. [repeated]

   8  

Woman     Look, it'll only take five minutes. Then you can go and meet your friends. How do you think she feels, living there all on her own? It's not like the phone's constantly ringing, is it? Since your grandfather died, God bless him, the only people who've been round to visit have been me and your dad and your uncle Matthew. She wrote to you last week and the least you can do is thank her for the money she sent you. You can ask her about the visit to the doctor's and then pass her to me. You know you're her favourite grandchild.[repeated]


flag.jpgYou will hear part of a radio programme about a famous person. For questions 9-18 complete the notes which summarise what the speaker says. You will need to write a word or short phrase in each box.
Key.9      newspapers
10    schdol play
11    a vet
12    moved to London
13    (a) drama school
14    a (small) flat
15    producers
16    a restaurant
17    script
18    3 / three months

The _____________9 were all surprised by her wedding.
Her first part was in a _____________10.
As a child, she wanted to be _____________11.
Denise learnt more about the theatre when she _____________12.
She met Peter Jones at _____________13.
They spent some time living in _____________14 together in Hollywood.
Peter worked hard to get _____________15 interested in his ideas.
To make money, Denise worked in _____________16.
Andy Foster was impressed by the _____________17 Peter showed him.
They started making My Previous Life _____________18 after Andy met Denise.

Tapescript
Narrator

Since first coming to the attention of the public in the hit film My Previous Life, Denise Fenton has had the kind of career that most actresses can only dream of. Her marriage to Tom Norris earlier this year caught all the newspapers by surprise and her latest film, Settlers, seems certain to be a huge success.
Nobody could have expected it when Denise made her first stage appearance at the age of nine in the school play, playing the part of a sheep. Teachers and friends from those days remember Denise as a quiet, shy girl, and if she ever mentioned any future ambitions, then they never went beyond going to university and studying to become a vet.
Once she moved to London, though, Denise was exposed to the theatre in a way that hadn't been possible in the small northern town where she had grown up. She soon realised what her true talents were and enrolled in drama school where she met the director Peter Jones, who was a major influence on both her professional and private lives. After graduating, Peter and Denise moved out to Hollywood together, for the first three years renting a small flat above a supermarket on the outskirts of town. In interviews, they both remember those days as hard. Peter spent months trying to sell his ideas to producers, while Denise attended dozens of auditions. Both of them spent some time doing a variety of odd jobs, Peter working in a bar for a year and Denise waiting on tables in a restaurant, to make enough money to pay the rent each month.
Eventually, Peter knocked on the door of Andy Foster at Panoramic Studios and presented him with the script to My Previous Life. Andy loved it and was introduced to Denise. He saw immediately that she was perfect for the part of Henrietta and production started three months later. When the film was released, it broke all box-office records and shot Denise Fenton to international stardom. (repeated]

 
GRAMMAR FOCUS 
Key.1b   2a   3a   4b   5b   6a 
Tapescript1      To cut a long story short, I left the party and got home half an hour later.
2      To save some money, we decided to stay in and watch a film on TV.
3      To make up for lost time, we had fast food instead of a complete meal.
4      To be honest with you, I never really liked Mandy all that much.
5      To get to the point, I think we should call Mr Mitchell this evening.
6      To arrange the details, I think we should call Mr Mitchell this evening.
 
Look at the following statements using the infinitive:
To make my mum happy, I called my grandma.
To tell you the truth, I didn't want to call my grandma.
The first expresses a purpose and tells us why the speaker did something. It is the same as saying:

I called my grandma in order to make my mum happy.
The second is a linking phrase and does not express a purpose. It is the same as saying:

Really. I didn't want to call my grandma.
Listen to these people making statements using infinitives.
Decide if they are using infinitives of purpose by circling the correct answer.


Speaker 1
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose
Speaker 2
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose  
Speaker 3
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose
Speaker 4
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose  
Speaker 5
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose
Speaker 6
  a expressing a purpose
  b not expressing a purpose

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