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Cutting Edge, Un.1 p7.1~4 ★★★

Cutting Edge, Un.1 p7.1

1. How are things with you?

2.  How do you do?

3.  What is your full name and address?

4. How was your flight?

5.   When did you get here?

6.  Did you have good journey to school this evening?

7.   Where are you staying while you’re here?

8.  Have you got any special reason for learning English?

9.  Do/Can you speak any other languages

10. How is your job going?

11. Have you got any brothers and sisters?

12. Did you have a nice holiday?

13. Is this your first visit to New York?

14. How is all (of) your family?

How is everyone in your family?

How is your family?

Cutting Edge, Un.1 p7.4

1. How do say this in English?

What is the English word for this?

How do you say クリップ in English?

What do you call this in English?

What is this in English?

2. How do you pronounce this (word)?

3. How do you spell ~ ?

4. Which page should I look at?

What page are we on?

What page are we doing/studying?

5. What is tonight’s homework?

What’s for homework tonight?

Is this homework?

6. What did the teacher say?

I’m sorry, (but) I didn’t catch/hear what you just said.

Could you say that again?

Could you repeat that?

7. Could you write that on the board?

Could you write that down for me?

8. I’m sorry, but I don’t understand. Could you explain that (again)?

I don’t understand what you’re talking about.


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Cutting Edge Un12 WB p90, 88 ★★★

Cutting Edge Un12 WB p90b

2. She refused to pay.

3. She denied breaking the photocopier.

4. She complained that the food was undercooked.

5. She warned Pat that the roads were very slippery.

6. She warned me that if I didn’t turn the noise down, she would call the police.

7. He offered to have a look at my TV.

8. She blamed Geoff for the misunderstanding.

Cutting Edge Un12 p88.4.

b. I thought you said you had been to New Orleans (already).

c. But you said you didn’t want one.

d. But I was told that the room cost 40 pounds.

But I was told that the room would cost 40 pounds.

e. But when I spoke to you earlier, you said he would be free at three o’clock.

f. But you told me just now that you had (already) posted the letter (to them).

g. But I thought you said the food there was terrible.

h. But they told me at reception I’ve got plenty of time to get there.

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Cutting Edge Un12 WB p88 ★★★

Cutting Edge Un12 WB p88.3

2. “I admire your honesty.”

3. “You cheated in the exam.”

4. “I want to get my hair cut like yours.”

5. “We won’t be late.”

6. “You look as if you’ve lost your weight.”

“You look like you’ve lost weight.”

“Have you lost weight? You look thinner.”

7. “I’m going to reduce your salary.”

8. “It’s (been) a long time since I’ve eaten such delicious food.”

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Cutting Edge Un12 p133.3-4★★★

Cutting Edge Un12 p133.3

a. suggested watching

b. said someone . . . had failed

c. (had) wanted

d. admitted to have thrown

admitted having thrown

admitted that he had thrown

e. persuaded her husband to get in touch with . . .

f. agreed to investigate

g. tell the Totts that they had

h. warned the couple not to inform

i. had broken

j. refusing to pay out

k. ordered him to leave

l. decided to inform

m. offered to put

n. invited the couple to appear

o. apologized for causing

p. insisted that they had to follow

q. accused Camelot of ruining their lives

r. threatened to sue

s. denied making

denied having made

t. blames the media for rasing

Cutting Edge Un12 p133.4

b. Kay suggested having a quiet night and watching a video.

c. He apologized (to his wife) for having thrown the ticket away the week before.

He apologized for throwing the ticket away /the other week.

d. The company promised to investigate the matter thoroughly.

The company promised the Totts that they would investigate the matter thoroughly.

e. The company warned them not to tell anyone about it.

f. The company refused to answer any questions about the investigation.

g. They denied (ever) having any problems in their marriage before it happened.

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Cutting Edge Un12 p13 ★★★

Cutting Edge Un12 p132.2a

1.  The film star apologised for hitting the photographer.

2.  The manager denied swearing at the referee, saying that he was only giving him a little advice.

3.  The manager insisted that he was happy there and had no intention of leaving the club.

4.  The manager suggested everyone speak up because all the shouting he had done had made him a bit deaf.

The manager told everyone to speak up because all the shouting he had done had made him a bit deaf.

5.  The politician told reporters to stop criticising the government and start writing about its achievements.

The politician suggested that the reporters stop criticising the government and start writing about its achievements.


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Cutting Edge Un.12 p129.2 ★★★

Cutting Edge Un.12 p129.2

a. The journalist asked the Prime Minister if he knew anything about the scandal.

told asked

did he know if he knew

b. The minister told journalist last year he would resign if his policy was not successful, but he is still in his job.

said told

will would

is was

c. The manager said that his team had done their best the other day, but the other team had simply played better.

told that said that

yesterday the other day

d. Journalists asked the minister when he would make his decision.

added asked

will he make he would make

e. The President said he was speaking to other leaders later that day to discuss how they would react.

is speaking was speaking

this day that day

will react would react