New Standard English Book 4
2. Janet : go back to China,do my master’s (which means going back to university),live in
London,become a teacher,work in publishing,apply for a job at London Time Off,update my CV and look for jobs together.
Andy: leave London,go to China,look for jobs together.
3. the true statements are 2 and 8.
5. 1.Joe was a gofer before he became a researcher for Lift Off UK.
2.Andy wants Joe’s job as a producer.
6. 1(d) 2(d) 3(a) 4(c)
7. 1 It’s not always very easy working with
2.How did he end up in London
3.the least experienced person
4.He’s good at his job
5.He’s confident and very competent
6.I get on with him quite well
8. 1(b) 2(b) 3(a) 4(a) 5(b)
2. the true statements Samantha agrees with are:1,2,3 and 4.
4. 1.She needs to improve her interview techniques to help her to get a job
2.She doesn’t know how to answer the questions and give answers that might lead her
failure in a job interview.
3.She doesn’t understand what the interviewer is actually looking for.
4.That you need to be well prepared for an interview. It boils down to
preparation,presentation and understanding what the interviewer is looking for.
5. 1.professional job coach
2.research on the position and the company
3.having not practised with some of the questions
4.how you present yourself
5.what the interviewer is actually looking for
6.preparation,presentation and understanding
7.in relationship to the job
8.some examples in your life
9.dealing with problems
7. the pieces of advice the speakers give are:1,3,5,7,8,9,10 and 11.
3. 1(b) 2(d) 3(a) 4(d) 5(c)
7. The US: typical working hours:9-5
Office clothes:for men,jacket and tie or pen neck shirt,sometimes jeans
Meal breaks: one hour
Overtime:yes;paid for each 15 minute period after the first hour
Holidays:two weeks a year;three weeks after five years
Retirement age: men:65; women:62 or 63
Pay day:twice a month; at the beginning and middle of the month
Company benefits: lease a company car; apension plan and a health care plan Brazil: typical working hours：8-5 or 9-6，but people usually work longer
Office clothes:casual and informal,but neat and tidy
Meal breaks : one hour
Overtime:yes,very often;not paid
Holidays : 30 working days
Retirement age :men:65 or after 30-35 years’ work; women : after 60
Pay day: some companies may twice a month; others once a month
Company benefits: It depends:maybe a company car,living accommodation,school for
children,lunch and travel costs,gasoline,health insurance…
2. Joe:1 Andy:2 Janet:3,4
3. 1.It is a feature programme which reviews recently published books
2.None of them have read all of the books
4.It features new books that may have a London angle,but not necessarily.
5.Because Charles Dickens’ books are always on TV
6.She knows quite a lot about Dickens because she is studing his work at university .
7.It’s a biography which describes the London locations which are the settings for many of
5. portsmouth ; 19th century ;novels ; around the law courts in the centre of London ; He
describes hardship,poverty and crime in London ; Oliver Twist,David Copperfield
6. 1(a) 2(b) 3(d) 4(c) 5(c)
7. (1) He wasn’t being at all fair
(2)sometimes he really gets on my nerves
(3)keep his problems away from the studio
(4)He was born in Portsmouth
(5)He set most of his stories in
(6)Whereabouts in London are his stories set
(7)some of his stories take place
(9)I’ll get over it
8. 1(b) 2(a) 3(a) 4(b) 5(a)
2. the statements mentioned are:2 and 7
4. 1.borrow books
2.look at an art exhibition
3.connect to the Internet
4.let you borrow computer games
5.with books and photographs
6.in schools and universities
5. 1.It is a national library
2.You can find books and other printed materials
3.The British Library adds millions of items to its collection every year.
4.No,not at all,although some reading may take new forms,(like reading from computer
screens or mobile phones),reading books will remain popular.
2. 1.it began over 20 years ago
2.about once every four or five weeks
4.the host prepares dinner and then a discussion starts
5.modern novels,classics,non-fiction like history and travel writing 3. 1(d) 2(a) 3(c) 4(a) 5(b)
7. 1.I’m not a professional literary specialist
2.their close links with well-known writers
3.the home of many well-known writers
4.the memorial of great British writers
5.rich in its literary history
6.because of the recent series of films
7.because it was the home of the three sisters
8.also made into succesful films
9.around the English-speaking world
10.whose work contributes
2. the true statements are:1,2,5,6 and 8
4. 1(b) 2(d) 3(a) 4(b) 5(c)
5. 1.started talking about fashion
2.She’s giving out free tickets
3.made up your mind
4.the London fashion scene
5.as far as I’m concerned
6.The way I see it
7.that will look good
http://m.wendangku.net/doc/31b277735acfa1c7ab00cc0d.htmle and pick up on their styel
9.only for a few rich people
10.if you ask me
11.it’s getting late
6. 1(a) 2(b) 3(a) 4(a)
2. 1(b) 2(b) 3(c) 4(a) 5(d)
3. 1 (h) 2(c) 3(g) 4(f) 5(d) 6(a) 7(e) 8(b)
4. 1.Because they fitted really well
2.In New Bond Street
3.She thinks London has a more casual style
4.Camden is known for its daring and sometimes outrageous styles Listening in
8. 1(a) 2(d) 3(c) 4(b) 5(c)
9. 1.they will not be following ; during similar events
2.had been told by her model agency ; if she lost weight
3.taking your weight in kilos ; a more accurate measurement
http://m.wendangku.net/doc/31b277735acfa1c7ab00cc0d.htmlment on or interfere in ; would use their common sense
5.who are promoting size zero models ; design and promote
1. Janet: 1,3,6 Andy:2,4,5,7.
2. 1.What Janet was doing at the market with Joe
2.He is right about Andy being late quite often
3.He says something unexpected has come up
4.So that he can check his schedule
6.The city of London
5. 1(d) 2(c) 3(d) 4(a) 5(c)
6. 1.what does; have to do
2.So we’re not actually
4.you come in here on the left
5.moving through to this room
6.What about this room on the left
7.And this room here below contains
7. 1(b) 2(a) 3(b) 4(a) 5(b) 6(b)
2 the true statements are:4,5,6 and 7
3. 1(b) 2(a) 3(c) 4(c) 5(b)
6. 1.if we’re not happy
2.make all of that better
3.make more choices
4.still thinks about money
5.of having the money
6.would get solved
7.gives us more choices
2. 1.They were exchanging metals for goods.
2.They first appeared in Europe.
3.Coins appeared in Lydia around 700BC.
4.The drachma was used as a standard from of money in large parts of Asia and Europe.
5.Around 960AD,in China..
6.They can be seen as early banks.
7.It was applied all over the world.
3. 1.we exchanged things,didn’t we
2.exchange don’t last
3.a lot easier to use
4.Coins then appeared
5.started producing them
6.a big advantage of
7.has a certain value
8.exchanged the grain
9.a certain amount of silver
10.1870 to 1915
7. 1(b) 2(a) 3(a) 4(a) 5(c)
1. Andy : 1,3,5,7 Janet:2,4,6
2. the true statements are:1,4,5,6,8 and 9
4. 1.only five to ten per cent
2.about 75 percent
5. 1(b) 2(c) 3(c) 4(a) 5(b)
6. 1.It’s not fair
2.I may be wrong
3.About 60 per cent of
5.are in a slight majority
7.I give up
8.I bet you
9.It’s typical of you men
7. 1(b) 2(a) 3(b) 4(a) 5(a)
2. the issues that are mentioned are : equal pay,day care centres for children,choice of jobs,
financial independence,family helping with childcare,afterschool care,choosing between a career and a family, and making a valuable contribution to society
3. 1(b) 2(d) 3(d) 4(c) 5(c)
4. 1.in theeconomic and political sectors
3.such jobs as teaching and nursing
4.make their own money
5.in the number of families
6.very well looked after
7.although the system is
8.it will be difficult when
9.who might be able to
10.been responsible for
11.less well paid than men
3. 1.An ad in which a man is shown as being no good at a DIY job.
2.That feminism has gone too far; it treats men as inferior.
3.There is no real equality of pay;men still have the top jobs but they aren’t always shown
4.It is good that men aren’t always shown as supermasculine,because this is more realistic.
5.A car insurance ad,which shows a woman as a smart boss and as a dumb idiot. Passage 2
5. 1.logical 2.nurturing 3.spatial 4.verbal
7. men : 1,3,4,7 women : 2,5,6
8. 1 the result of upbringing
2.learn to speak earlier
3.in intelligence tests
4.are better at language skills
5.less interested in women
6.have better social skills
7.boys and girls quite differently
2. the true statements are: 1,2 and 6.
3. 1.It’s his favourite view in the whole of London.
2.It’s well worth a visit
3.If she can go up the tower
4.People need permission from their MP to go up the tower.
5.Because it’s the most important government building in the country .
6.In the summer
7.To do the research
8.To phone a friend who works at the Houses of Parliament to see if she can meet them Conversation 2
4.the 11th century
6.the people (everyone in the country who has the right to vote )
7.the prime minister
6. 1(c) 2(a) 3(c) 4(b) 5(a)
7. 1.is widely believed to be
2.No,that’s not what I’m trying to say
3.It would appear that
4.It seems that
5.there’s little doubt that
6.it’s widely thought that
7.is considered to be
8.But what’s even more amazing is
8. 1(b) 2(a) 3(a)
3. 1 no more that 170 kms
2.more that nine million
3.five or six
6.five or six
7.more than one and a half million
8.Liverpool and Southampton
4. 1(a) 2(c) 3(d) 4(d)
5. 1 the biggest navy in the world
2.what it was like
4.to put up the sails
6.in maritime history
7.the world’s biggest cruise ship
8.five or six hours
9.furniture and toys
2. the true statement is :6
3. 1. 1533 2.1536 3.1558
4. 1(b) 2(b) 3(c) 4(d) 5(d) 6(d)
7. 1 Pompeii
2.a guide to the town
3. almost 2000years ago
8. 1.Well,turn around…what do you see?
2.Yes,it could erupt again
3.Yes,he was praying
4.Not until 1748
5.There were two owners-they had a small business
6.It says,”welcome ,money”
7.We think it was a mirrior although we haven’t had…Unit 7
2. Janet 1,5,6 Andy 2,3,4,7
3. 1. 1oo pounds per week
2.one of the most expensive cities
3.shared with three other people
4.110 pounds per week
5.outside business hours, in his own time
6.for a new job as well
7.make private calls at work
5. 1(d) 2(b) 3(a) 4(a) 5 (b)
6. 1.It’s just round the corner from where
2.It’s really convenient for work
3.it’s fairly cheap
4.it’s fashionable now
5.it’s always been an advantage
6.Can you tell me something about it
7.to be paid on top
7. 1(a) 2(a) 3(a) 4(a) 5(b)
1. 1(d) 2(e) 3(f) 4(b) 5(a) 6(c)
4. 1.there are as many semi-datached houses as terraced houses
2.Lots of people live in flats
3.because builders use local materials
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5.”An englishman’s home is his castle”
6.There are large DIY stores and garden centres
5. 1. houses or flats
2. got a few houses
3.Sixty per cent
4.Some detached houses
5.can look very different
6.differences in age
7. traditional thatched cottages
8.spend a lot of time and money
9.into a castle
2. 1.nine 2. early 30s
6.40-50 per cent
3. 1. next spring 2. and hospitals 3. the next four years
and 45 6.family or friends
6 Man 2,3,6,7,9 Woman 1,4,5,8
7. 1(d) 2(a) 3(b) 4(a) 5(d)
8. 1 In their 20s.
2.Jobs are hard to find,students have fees to pay back and rents are high
3.They are adult kids because they don’t seem to mind moving back with their parents
4.His mum cooked and he saw his friends
5.He is a scriptwriter
6.She worked in a supermarket
7.The pay was low and she had no chioce
8.She is a department manager
2. the true statements are :1 and 5
3. 1. Because Cathy is very busy
2.She says she’ll do her best but can’t make any promises
3.I’m Joe Varese , we spoke on the phone
4.London architecture as well as the exhibition
5.He wants to check the sound level
6.The london Skyline, past, present and future
5. the topics that are mentioned are : 1,2,4,5,7 and 8
6. 1(c) 2(c) 3(b) 4(d) 5(a) 6(a)
7. 1.one of the most recognizable
2.to everyone’s astonishment
4.That’s absolutely right
5.I’m not convinced you’re right
6.As you might expect
8. 1(a) 2(a) 3(b) 4(a)
Watching and understanding
2. size,architecture,train system,sculpture,airport,lake shoreline,music,sports teams
3. 1(a) 2(b) 3(a) 4(c) 5(a) 6(d)
4. 1. the third largest
3.curtains of glass
7.29 miles of
8.a wonderful sports history
Listening and understanding
2. terminal 3: the newest terminal of Beijing Airport
March 2008: date it became operational
Norman Foster: a famous British architect
Three Kilometres: extent of the terminal
Three and a half years: time it took to build the new terminal
Red and gold :traditional Chinese colours used
Saving energy : reason for the roof design
19000 pieces of luggage : number per hour the baggage system can handle
3. the true statements are: 2,4,5 and 6
4. 1.became operational in March 2008
2.glass and steel
3.light and heat /19,000 pieces of
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6.the amount of sunlight
8.the gardens and trees
6. 1(e) 2(a) 3(d) 4(b) 5(c) 1-3-4-2-5
Listening and understanding
7. 1.He is one of Spain’s great architect
3.The Dancing House
6.It is the tallest hotel in the world and it looks like a sail
2. 1(a) 2(b)
2. latest squeeze: girlfriend
Hacked off with : tired of,dissatisfied with
Fancy…? Would you like …?
A pint : a drink of beer
Down the local : in the pub
On me : my treat / I will pay
3. 1.She’s a friend from work
2.An old school friend of Andy’s
3.Go for a drink
5.She can’t understand his accent or what he said
6. He explains what Jack said to Janet
4. the expressions that are used are:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9
1.Hello,friend.what are you doing?
2.It is a nice surprise to see you,Jack.
3.How is your life progressing ?
5.I hope to meet you again in the pub.
6.I could not understand at all.
7.I have no idea what he meant.
8.Wait a moment.
9.Now I understand.
5. 1.(a) Janet (b)Janet (c)Joe (d)Janet (e)Joe
2.It refers to the English language.
6. 1.(a) 2(a) 3(a) 4(c) 5(c) 6(b)
7. 1. It’s hard to say
3.But on the other hand
5.Take Shakespear, for example.
8.a very kind person
9.is very jealous
10.Shakespear in the rain
8. 1(b) 2(a) 3(a) 4(b) 5(a) 6(a)
Watching and understanding
2. 1.speak to Americans
2.an opportunity for communication
3.go out into the community
4.try to learn as much about our culture
5.feel more confident; appreciate our culture
4. 1.There are so many different ways of teaching English.
2.It also varies as to whether you’re taking private lessons with a tutor,or if you’re in
a large classroom situation.
3.However, there is also an advantage to be able to take a class with students from,not
just your country , but other countries as well.
4.So therefore,you can communicate with other people,which is again,what it’s all
5.So students really enjoy meeting each other and being forced to speak in English. 5. 1(b) 2(d) 3(a) 4(a) 5(b)
Listening and understanding
5.200 years ago
3. 1(c) 2(b) 3(a) 4(b) 5(d) 6(d)
Listening and understanding
6. 1.dog 2.bees 3.dolphins 4.Vervet monkey 5.monkey
7. 1.If animals have communication systems that are like human language .
2.Rules or grammar and intended meaning.
4.Because they have large brains and appear to respond to one another’s
6.Hurt and sorry.
7.Because another chimpanzee took her magazine.
2. 1.It’s the greatest love story .
2.It’s famous for its cinemas and theatres.
3.It’s one of THE great clubs in London.
4.They’re unbelievably cosy.
5.the history of London.
6.It’s a really important part of the life of the country.
7.It was great to work for .
8.For giving her another chance.
3. 1.how wonderful it was for me to see it
3.I’ll have a half of bitter.please
4.tomorrow at midday
5.to give Andy a hand
5. 1(b) 2(b) 3(a) 4(c)
6. 1.I’ve had so much fun
2.you’ve had a good time here
3.can stay in touch
4.you’ve been such a good friend to me
5.I learned a bit at uni.
6.in the future
7. 1(a) 2(b) 3(b)
3. 1.Exciting jobs,right
2.They’re all under 30,right
3.about your diet and your nutrition
4.And making a lot of money
5.passionate about windsurfing
6.looking at the wind
7.how we’re going to prepare
8.that magical balance
9.not to be afraid
5. Dr Green 5,6,7
6. 1(a) 2(b) 3(a) 4(c) 5(c)
4.to be taken back home
5.in surprisingly good health
6.he had no family
3. 1.The mast was broken.The rudder also broke so there there was no means of directing the
2.To repair his boat and sail to Hawaii.
4.By catching fish and drinking rainwater.
5.Reading newspapers and watching videos on a small television.
6.It floated along with no direction for four months.
7.He had had a bad car accident.
8.If you travel at sea you take what you find.If you are scared you will die.
Listening and understanding
7. 1(b) 2(d) 3(a) 4(a) 5(b)