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Interchange 3 Un.7

Interchange 3 Un.7 p.45.3A

1. The health of people in urban areas is being threatened by air pollution.

2. soil and underground water have been contaminated because of livestock farms.

3. Acid rain has been created as a result of the burning of gas, oil, and coal.

4. A hole in the ozone layer has been created through the use of CFCs in products like hair spray.

5. Rare plants and wildlife are being harmed through the destruction of rain forest.

6. Huge amounts of farmland have been eaten up due to the growth of suburbs.


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Interchange, Un. 6 p39 ★★

Interchange, Un. 6 p39.7

1. The walls need to be painted.

2.  The rug needs cleaning.

3.  The windows need washing.

4. The clothes need to be picked up.

5.  The lamp shade needs replacing.

6. The wastebasket needs to be emptied.

7.  The ceiling fan needs adjusting.

8. The plant needs watering.

Interchange, Un. 6 p39.7

1. My computer is driving me crazy. It keeps breaking down.

2.  The buttons on the remote control always stick. They keep getting jammed.

3. That used CD player often jumps to another song. It keeps skipping.

4. Our new flat-screen TV has a problem. It keeps flickering.

5. Those old cell phones never work right anymore. They keep going dead.

6.  Sometimes Ed can’t use his solar-powered calculator. It keeps going dead.

7.  My computer screen needs to be replaced. It keeps freezing.

8.  The answering machine never picks up any calls. It keeps breaking down.

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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 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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Interchange 3 Un.4 p23.8

Interchange 3 Un.4 p23.8

1. After an art show opened in New York, it was discovered that someone had hung a famous painting by Henri Matisse upside-down.

2. In 1960, a Turkish diver discovered the remains of a 3,000-year-old shipwreck while he was diving for sponges off the coast of southwest Turkey.

3. A big earthquake struck central Taiwan in 1999. Such a dangerous earthquake hadn’t struck the area for many years.

4. In 2003, Italian workers found important archaeological remains while they were constructing a new parking lot in Vatican City.


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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