Unit 1 – Communication (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles:

Communication Skils:

http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/communication-skills.html

Six Degrees of Separation – Myth or Fact?:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/six-degrees-of-separation/

Social Media + Conversation Prism (Brian Solis):

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/social-media

Social Networking:

http://socialnetworking.procon.org

Emails:

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/computers/stories/what-your-email-writing-style-says-about-you

Tips for Writing Emails (For more on writing emails, please see blog posts in category: Emails):

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/11/19/an-editors-guide-to-writing-ridiculously-good-emails/

http://business.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-write-clear-and-professional-emails–cms-20939

http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/7-simple-steps-to-improve-business-email-writing-skills-in-english/

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/computers/stories/what-your-email-writing-style-says-about-you

Emoji and Language (or rather lack of it! :)):

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/how-emoji-have-changed-language

How the language you speak changes your view of the world:

http://www.sciencealert.com/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world

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Unit 12 – Technology (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting Articles

Technophobe’s Delight /Gadget Glut’ by Etgar Keret (Yes, same guy who owns the world’s thinnest house – in Lesson 7!)

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/innovation-gadget-glut?mbid=social_facebook

Inventions that changed the world

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/inventors-day-top-ten-greatest-inventions-that-changed-world-1467416

http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/10-accidental-inventions-that-changed-the-world

The ‘Plain People’ – the Amish:

http://lancasterpa.com/amish/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/15/amish-ten-things-you-need-to-know/14111249/

The Amish – A People of Preservation (video):

Genetically modified (GM) food:

http://www.who.int/topics/food_genetically_modified/en/

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/02/genetically-modified-pigs?cmpid=tp-fb

GMO Apples:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/20/health/apples-genetically-modified-on-sale-soon/index.html

http://www.upworthy.com/midwestern-shoppers-will-be-able-to-munch-on-genetically-modified-non-browning-apples?c=ufb1

Smartphones Dangerous for Teenage Brains:

http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=DE&IR=T

Anti-Cheater Drone @ Exams:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/06/drones-used-to-catch-cheaters-at-most-stressful-exam-in-the-world/

The Air Shepherd Initiative – drone technology to stop poaching of elephants and rhinos (video):

http://airshepherd.org

Nike Shoe Technology – helping people with disabilities:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nike-flyease-shoe-technology_55a3eec6e4b0b8145f731bde

Augmented Reality 

 

 

 

Textiles as technology 

http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/how-textiles-repeatedly-revolutionised-technology/

An app that allows the blind get assistance from sighted people when needed:

http://www.bemyeyes.org

Google’s Project Soli (with video):

http://www.mensxp.com/technology/latest/26366-googles-new-project-is-so-insanely-advanced-it-will-blow-you-away.html

‘Smart’ bamboo whisk revolutionises the art of the Japanese tea ceremony:

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201506050004

Superintelligence a threat to humans?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/12/27/aianxiety/

 

Unit 11 – Cultures (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles:

50 Greatest Festivals in the World:

http://www.escapenormal.com/2011/03/29/50-greatest-festivals-in-the-world/

Culture Shock:

http://www.worldwide.edu/travel_planner/culture_shock.html

http://www.pictorymag.com/showcases/overseas-and-overwhelmed/

Culture Shock (Parish Syndrome):

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/12/30/paris-syndrome-culture-shock-sickness-sends-japanese-tourists-packing

Learning about Cultures – BBC’s 6-minute English:

Dining etiquette around the world:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamellis/surprising-food-etiquette-rules-from-around-the-world#.re6KxmaQ1

http://blog.chefworks.com/uniforms/dining-ettiquette-around-the-world-infographic/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/dining-etiquette-around-the-world_n_3567015.html

Tea Traditions Around the World:

http://worldteanews.com/news/10-tea-traditions-around-world

Christmas Around the World

http://www.takepart.com/photos/christmas-around-world/?cmpid=tp-fb

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/25/xmas-around-world?cmpid=tp-fb

 Japanese Culinary Culture – Ramen (noodles):

http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/cathay-pacific-2015/the-american-who-taught-tokyo-how-to-make-ramen/574/

Decision Making – A Global Look

http://ideas.ted.com/how-cultures-around-the-world-make-decisions/

Traditional Dress (Lederhosen and beyond!)

https://www.roughguides.com/gallery/traditional-dress/

Unit 10 – Psychology (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles: 

Belbin Team Roles:

http://changingminds.org/explanations/preferences/belbin.htm

http://www.belbin.com/rte.asp?id=8

Psychological Personality Types:

http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1297

http://www.socionics.com/main/types.htm

Peer Pressure:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324520904578551462766909232

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernadette-anat/addicted-to-your-phone-he_b_7084360.html

Cyber-bullying

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org

http://nobullying.com/100-must-read-cyber-bullying-articles/

Psychological Profiling

http://www.careerprofiles.info/psychological-profiler.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/disturbed/201110/profiling-murderer

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/sep/14/psychological-profile-behavioural-psychology

Language Leader Extra Practice – Answer Key (Pgs 127-149)

UNIT 1 – COMMUNICATION

Pg. 127, Ex. 1 (G1) – Choose the best explanation for each sentence

  1. a
  2. a
  3. a
  4. b
  5. b
  6. a

Pg. 127, Ex. 3 (G3) – Complete the text with the correct form of the verb in brackets

  1. wrote
  2. sold
  3. has led
  4. has appeared
  5. attended
  6. decided
  7. had been
  8. completed
  9. has written
  10. lives

Pg. 127, Ex. 6 (V3) – Choose a-e to continue the sentences

  1. b
  2. d
  3. c
  4. e
  5. a

Pg. 127, Ex.7 (V3) – Choose a-g to continue the sentences

  1. 3
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. f
  6. a

UNIT 2 – ENVIRONMENT

Pg. 129, Ex.1 (G1) – Choose the best answer to complete the dialogues

  1. b
  2. a
  3. a
  4. a
  5. b

Pg. 129, Ex. 2 (G1) – Complete the email extracts with either the present perfect simple or continuous form of the verbs in brackets.  Use at least one form of the present perfect continuous in each extract 

  1. ‘ve looked at
  2. ‘ve been reading / have read
  3. ‘ve been worrying
  4. ‘ve been living
  5. ‘s been raining
  6. ‘ve bought

 

Pg. 129, Ex. 4 – Put the words in the correct order to make indirect questions.

  1. Could you tell me how much it costs?
  2. I’d like to knowwhen the film starts.
  3. Do you know whether she’s coming to the party?
  4. Can you tell me if this model is available?
  5. I wonder where they put the keys
  6. I’d like to know what causes earthquakes.

Pg. 129, Ex. 5 – Complete the dialogue.

  1. e
  2. a
  3. f
  4. c
  5.  g

Pg. 129, Ex. 6 – Complete the text with words from V1 and V2

  1. inner-city
  2. vandalism
  3. crime
  4. detached
  5. blocks
  6. open
  7. connections
  8. abandoned

Pg. 129, Ex. 8 – Choose the correct adverb

  1. relatively
  2. deliberately
  3. comparatively
  4. mainly
  5. pensively
  6. normally

 

UNIT 3 – SPORT

Pg. 131, Ex. 1 (G1) – Choose the correct word or phrase

  1. a few
  2. of students
  3. hardly any
  4. none of
  5. several
  6. a little
  7. little
  8. Few
  9. much

Pg. 131, Ex. 5 (V1) – Read the summary of a business meeting and use the information to complete the sentences below with the names in italics

  1. Steve
  2. Caroline
  3. Lucy
  4. David
  5. Miranda
  6. Walter

Pg. 131, Ex. 7 (V3,4) – Choose the correct word

  1. agililty
  2. coordination
  3. flexible
  4. tolerant
  5. determination
  6. make
  7. obsessive
  8. apart

 

UNIT 4 – MEDICINE

Pg. 133, Ex. 3 – Complete the dialogue with the phrases below.  There are two extra phrases.

  1. c
  2. f
  3. b
  4. h
  5. g
  6. e

Pg. 133, Ex. 5 (V1 – 3) – Complete the sentences with an appropriate word

  1. diagnosis
  2. authoritative
  3. reassuring
  4. sensitive
  5. symptom
  6. knowledgable
  7. complicated
  8. sociable

Pg. 133, Ex. 6 (V4) – Match the sentence halves

  1. f
  2. g
  3. c
  4. a
  5. d
  6. h
  7. b
  8. e

UNIT 5 – TRANSPORT

Pg. 135, Ex. 1 (G1) – Match the sentence halves

  1. d
  2. c
  3. e
  4. b
  5. a

Pg. 135, Ex. 2 (G1) – Choose the correct word

  1. managed
  2. didn’t have to
  3. couldn’t;
  4. in getting
  5. couldn’t
  6. to find
  7. was able to
  8. could

Pg. 135, Ex. 5 (V1) – Choose the correct word or phrase

  1. fogbound runway
  2. turbulence
  3. rough weather
  4. puncture
  5. tailback
  6. platform alteration

Pg. 135, Ex. 7 (V3) – Complete the table with words from V3

  1. impact
  2. automated
  3. preliminary
  4. human
  5. distant
  6. advances

Pg. 135, Ex. 8 (V4) – Match words 1-6 with descriptions a-f

  1. d
  2. a
  3. f
  4. b
  5. c
  6. e

UNIT 6 – LITERATURE & FILM

Pg . 137, Ex. 2 (G1) – Complete the text with words in the box 

  1. was sitting
  2. looked
  3. had been sitting
  4. had / had brought
  5. was
  6. had been working
  7. hadn’t had
  8. went
  9. brought
  10. sat
  11. was looking
  12. had / had brought

Pg . 137, Ex. 7 (V3,4) – Find the following words in V3 or V4

  1. awful, dreadful
  2. dull, tedious
  3. evocative language
  4. heart-warming
  5. perspective

UNIT 7 – ARCHITECTURE

Pg. 139, Ex. 1 (G1,2) – Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first.  Do not include the agent (the person or thing that does the action).

  1. has been stolen
  2. was been watched
  3. am being kept awake at night
  4. was given a watch
  5. is required
  6. can’t be explained

Pg. 139, Ex. 2 (G1,2) – Complete the text with a passive form of the words in brackets.

  1. was being established
  2. was given
  3. was built
  4. being allowed
  5. have been influenced
  6. have been constructed
  7. is / was inspired
  8. is been damaged
  9. to be restored

Pg. 139, Ex. 4 (KL) – Complete the sentences with the words in the box

  1. got
  2. through
  3. vital
  4. absolutely
  5. idea
  6. find
  7. offer
  8. need

Pg. 139, Ex. 5 (V1) – Circle the odd one out in each group.

  1. ornate
  2. innovative
  3. ancient
  4. ugly

Pg . 139, Ex. 6 – Replace the phrases in italics with the correct form of a verb from V2

  1. rebuilt
  2. damaged
  3. commission
  4. demolish
  5. designed
  6. maintain
  7. restore
  8. construct

Pg . 139, Ex. 7 (V3) – Match the sentence halves

  1. d
  2. a
  3. c
  4. b

UNIT 8 – GLOBALISATION

Pg . 141, Ex. 2 (G1) – Complete the gap with the appropriate phrase, a or b

  1. 1b / 2a
  2. 1a / 2b
  3. 1b / 2a
  4. 1a / 2b

Pg . 141, Ex. 6 (V4) – Complete the text with words in the box

  1. phenomenon
  2. profound
  3. cutting edge
  4. pushing the boundaries
  5. dynamic
  6. collaborate
  7. synergy

UNIT 9 – ART

Pg . 143, Ex. 1 (G1) – Choose the correct adjective or adverb.  Sometimes both choices are possible

  1. absolutely
  2. really
  3. absolutely
  4. 4 really/very
  5. slightly/extremely
  6. very
  7. good
  8. enormous/big
  9. interesting
  10. hotter
  11. starving
  12. upset

Pg . 143, Ex. 6 (V2) – Choose the correct word in italics

  1. moving
  2. painfully
  3. useless;
  4. criticised
  5. highly
  6. entirely
  7. totally
  8. highly
  9. totally
  10. different
  11. wrong
  12. utterly

UNIT 10 – PSYCHOLOGY

Pg . 145, Ex. 1 (G1) – Combine the information to make one sentence using a relative clause.  If possible, do not include a relative pronoun.

  1. . . . the man I met yesterday.
  2. . . . the DVD which/that does not work very well.
  3. . . . is the woman whose house was destroyed in the earthquake.
  4. . . . who is the doctor who lives in an old house.
  5. . . . is the computer game I told you about.
  6. . . . course which began in September.

Pg . 145, Ex. 7 (V2,3) – Match the definitions with a word from V2 or V3

  1. diplomatic
  2. conform
  3. indecisive
  4. conscientious
  5. objectivity

Pg . 145, Ex. 8 (V4) – Match the sentences

  1. c
  2. b
  3. e
  4. d
  5. a

UNIT 11 – CULTURES

Pg . 115.  Ex. 10a – Formulaic Language.  Complete the expressions below with words from the box.

  1. forward, future
  2. writing, reference
  3. assistance, hesitate
  4. enclosed / attached, reference
  5. question
  6. contacted
  7. require, additional
  8. contacting, request

Pg . 115.  Ex 10b – Match the sentences in Ex 10a with their functions a-f.

a. 2, 8

b. 6

c. 4

d. 1

e. 3, 7

f. 5

 

Pg . 147, Ex. 1 (G1) – Complete the reported statements.  Make changes to tenses, pronouns and time adverbs. 

  1. was working
  2. had lived
  3. should see
  4. would see;  there / the following day
  5. had been; his; his
  6. his; received, the day before / the previous day

Pg . 147, Ex. 3 (G2) – Complete the reported statements.  Do not change the tense if not necessary.

  1. warned
  2. refused
  3. apologised for
  4. offered
  5. persuaded
  6. agree

Pg . 147, Ex. 4 (G2) – Complete the sentences to report the statements.

  1. …to carry my case for me.
  2. … getting married so young.
  3. … to not to buy anything.
  4. …for shouting at me.
  5. …me to learn the guitar.

Pg . 147, Ex. 6 (V1) – Complete the sentences with words from V1. 

  1. language
  2. institutions
  3. cuisine
  4. religion
  5. the arts
  6. architecture
  7. rituals / traditions
  8. climate

Pg . 147, Ex. 7 (V2) – Match the sentences halves

  1. d
  2. a
  3. e
  4. b
  5. f
  6. c

UNIT 12 – TECHNOLOGY

Pg. 149, Ex. 1 (G1) – Complete the sentences with the correct form of buy, a, b, c or d

  1. d
  2. a
  3. c
  4. c
  5. c
  6. b
  7.  c
  8.  b

Pg. 149, Ex. 3 (G2) – Match the sentence halves

  1. h
  2. c
  3. f
  4. b
  5. g
  6. a
  7. e
  8. d

Pg. 149, Ex. 4 (G2) – Complete the sentences with a suitable verb form to make sentences using the third conditional or mixed conditionals

  1. would have talked
  2. had done
  3. had had
  4. would be
  5. had gone
  6. wouldn’t have been

Pg. 149, Ex. 6 (V1) – Choose the correct word

  1. appliances
  2. device
  3. apparatus
  4. equipment
  5. gadget

Pg. 149, Ex. 7 (V2) – Match the words and phrases in the box with definitions below

  1. user-friendly
  2. state-of-the-art
  3. durable
  4. obsolete
  5. handy
  6. environmentally-friendly

Pg. 149, Ex. 8 (V3) – Complete the sentences with one of the words in the box and the correct prefix dis-, in-, mis- or un-

  1. unable
  2. inequality
  3. dislikes
  4. inaccurate
  5.  distrust / mistrust
  6. unnecessary
  7. inefficient
  8. inappropriate