Listening Extra Unit 1, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 9
1 I work in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace. We’re always really busy
when there’s a garden party. We make the sandwiches – thousands of
sandwiches – and the cakes too.
2 I work for a big charity. We help choose the guests for the royal garden
parties. Sometimes, it’s a difficult decision: everybody wants to go!
3 I work at Buckingham Palace. At royal garden parties, I have a special
job: I introduce guests to the Queen. First, I ask them some questions
so I can tell the Queen who they are, and why they are at the party. The
Queen asks questions too – she’s always interested.
Listening Extra Unit 2, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 13
Interviewer This week’s programme is about ballroom dancing. My guests
today are Nick and Shelley. They are both sixteen and are Junior Dance
Champions. Welcome to the show.
Interviewer How often do you train?
Shelley We have classes four times a week.
Nick Yes, and we practise every day after school.
Interviewer That’s a lot of training. So, are you boyfriend and girlfriend?
Shelley No, we aren’t! But we’re good friends.
Nick And our mothers are good friends, too.
Shelley Yes, they help us with training and competitions.
Interviewer How many competitions do you do?
Nick We usually do four or five competitions every year.
Interviewer Which is your favourite dance?
Nick We love the samba. It’s very fast. It’s our best dance.
Interviewer When is your next competition?
Shelley Next month, and we want to win it.
Interviewer Well, the best of luck!
Nick Thank you.
Listening Extra Unit 3, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 19
Hi, I’m Cindy. I’m from California but I’m a student here at Stratton Mountain
School. I live at the school, too. I share a bedroom with Celine. She’s from
France. I only live and study here in winter. The rest of the year I live with
my family in California. From March to November I go to the school near
my home. I come to Stratton School because I love skiing. I want to be a
champion skier and I think this is the best place to train in America. The
school day is a bit different here. We have breakfast at seven o’clock, then we
go out to train all morning. After lunch we have lessons for four hours. Then
we train again for two hours until dinnertime. It’s busy, but I love it!
3 her family
Listening Extra Unit 4, page 100
Exercise 1 $ LISTENING 23
The Day of the Dead is an important festival in Mexico, and in some other
countries too. For example, in Brazil, they call the festival ‘finados’ and
celebrate it on 2nd November. But what about other parts of the world?
Well, in Japan, people celebrate the Bon Festival in August. During this
festival, Japanese people think about the spirits of family members who are
dead. In China, there’s a festival on 5th April called the Ching Ming Festival.
People visit family graves and clean them. And there’s a festival in Nepal
called Gai Jatra. People wear costumes and decorate pictures of their dead
family members. The festival often includes a cow because people believe
that a cow can lead the spirits of their family members into the next world.
Listening Extra Unit 5, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 28
1 I eat meat, but I don’t eat fish. I don’t really like it. And I hate seafood. I
eat eggs and cheese, and other dairy products. I like fruit but I don’t eat
green vegetables – I know they’re healthy but I don’t like them!
2 I eat meat and fish – I love fish – but I don’t eat processed food. That
means I don’t eat bread or pasta either. I eat a lot of fruit. Nuts and seeds
too – I love them. But I can’t eat dairy products because they come from
farms. That’s against the rules of my diet!
3 I don’t eat any animal products – eggs, dairy products – nothing like
that. And of course, I don’t eat meat or fish either. But my diet isn’t
boring – I eat lots of different fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and
… other things. Mushrooms – I love mushrooms.
4 I eat cheese and eggs, but I don’t eat meat or fish. Or seafood. I eat a
lot of pasta – usually with vegetables. And I love fruit. Bananas are my
favourite – they’re really sweet and tasty. Mmmm.
1 D 2 E 3 B 4 A
C not needed
Listening Extra Unit 6, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 32
Alice What shall we do in Dublin? We’ve got two days. Let’s look on this
Alice I want to go shopping. I want to buy some new clothes.
Jake Look. There’s a good shopping centre near the city centre.
Alice It’s probably quite expensive. Is there a market?
Jake Yes, there is.
Alice But is it open?
Jake Yes, it’s open this Sunday. You can get cheap clothes there. And
there’s live music.
Alice Sounds great. We can go there on Sunday afternoon. What shall we
do on Sunday morning? Go to the zoo, maybe?
Jake Mmm, I’m not very keen on zoos. They’re a bit boring. Let’s go and
see some paintings. Is there a good art gallery?
Alice Let’s see … yes, the National Gallery. They’ve got over 2,500
Jake OK. So that’s the art gallery on Sunday morning and the market in
the afternoon. Now, what about Saturday?
Alice Let’s go to a park and have a picnic on Saturday afternoon.
Jake OK, there are lots of parks … Phoenix Park looks nice. There’s a photo
Alice Oh, yes. Very nice.
Jake In the morning let’s go for a swim at Sandycove. It looks great.
Alice No, I don’t want to go swimming! The water is really cold!
Jake Well, let’s climb the Sugar Loaf. It’s a mountain near Dublin. There are
fantastic views of the city from the top.
Alice Fine. So, climb a mountain in the morning and go for a picnic in the
afternoon. That’s a good plan.
Saturday climb a mountain picnic in the park
Sunday art gallery market
Listening Extra Unit 7, page 100
Exercise 1 LISTENING 38
1 Lily My hero is the pop singer, Adele. She was born in 1988 in London.
She began to sing when she was four. Her favourite group was the Spice
Girls. While she was at college she wrote and recorded three songs and
a friend of hers put them on the Internet. Someone in a record company
heard them and asked her to make an album. That’s how she started. I
think she’s got a fantastic voice and she writes beautiful songs.
2 Dan My hero is Lionel Messi. He’s a footballer. He’s from Argentina but
he plays for Barcelona in Spain. He was born in 1987. He moved to
Barcelona when he was thirteen in 2000 and he played for the team for
the first time when he was just sixteen years old. He’s a fantastic player.
In fact I think he’s the best player in the world.
3 Emma My hero isn’t someone famous. It’s my grandmother. She died
last year at the age of ninety-one. I loved talking to her and listening to
stories about her life. She was a very brave person. In the Second World
War she drove an ambulance in London. It was very dangerous work.
After the war she got married and had a family. They were very poor so
she had to work very hard. I really admire her!
Listening Extra Unit 8, page 101
Exercise 1 LISTENING 42
Mount Fuji is a volcano. It’s 3,776 metres high and it’s about 100 kilometres
south of Tokyo. It’s a very beautiful volcano with snow at the top, and you
can see it in a lot of traditional Japanese pictures. There are five lakes near
Mount Fuji and visitors to these lakes have a great view of the volcano.
There is also a forest at the base of the volcano. There are lots of stories
about ghosts and other supernatural creatures in the forest – but the forest
is still a popular place for walking. Mount Fuji is very popular with climbers
– about 300,000 people climb the volcano every year. They usually do it in
July or August. It’s better to climb at night because then you get to the top
when the sun is coming up. It’s a very beautiful view. From October to May,
the climb is more dangerous because the weather is much worse.
Exercise 2 LISTENING 42
2 100 … south
6 July, August
8 October, weather
Exercise 3 $ LISTENING 43
I visited Tokyo with my husband last August and we went on a day trip to
Mount Fuji. We left the hotel in the morning after breakfast and travelled to
Fuji by bus. We didn’t climb the volcano, but the bus took us part of the way
up. We had lunch on Mount Fuji – a traditional Japanese meal. Then in the
afternoon, we went to one of the lakes near Mount Fuji – Lake Ashi – and
went on a boat trip on the lake. From the lake, you get a beautiful view of
Fuji. In the evening, we went back to Tokyo by train – it’s one of the fastest
trains in the world, so it didn’t take very long. It was a fantastic day – the best
day of the holiday, in my opinion.
When did she visit? Last August
Who with? Her husband
How did they travel to Fuji? By bus
Where did they have lunch? On Mount Fuji
What did they do in the afternoon? Went to a lake
How did they travel back to Tokyo? By train
Exercise 4 $ LISTENING
Transcript see exercise 3
Students’ own answers
Listening Extra Unit 9, page 101
Exercise 1 LISTENING 48
Boy I’m going to look for a part-time job after the holidays.
Girl Really? Why?
Boy I want to start work in September. Just a few hours a week.
Girl Hmm. But it’s more important to study at this age. You can think
about work when you’re older.
Boy I don’t agree with you. I think it’s good to have some experience of
work at our age. I mean, we’re sixteen! And I want to earn some money.
Girl That’s a good point. I really want a new phone but I can’t ask my
parents for it. But teenagers never earn much money. Companies don’t pay
Boy I don’t think that’s true. Companies have to pay teenagers the same
Girl Really? Hmm. I’m not sure about that.
Boy And a job is a good way to meet new people.
Girl That’s true. And you’re probably bored with all your old friends.
Boy I’m not saying that …
Girl Anyway, your exams are the most important thing. You need good
qualifications to get a good job.
Boy I agree with you. That’s why I’m only going to work a few hours a
a ✓ b ✗ c ✓ d ✓ e ✗ f ✓ g ✓ h ✗
Exercise 2 LISTENING 48
Listening Extra Unit 10, page 101
Exercise 1 $ LISTENING 52
My name’s Shelley and I’m Australian. I’m married and I’ve got a son. I
decided to find out about our family history. I’m very interested in the early
history of Australia – I think it’s fascinating. And I wanted to find out if we’re
descendants of British prisoners!
I found out that my family came to Australia from Britain in 1860. But
Britain stopped sending prisoners to Australia in 1840. So my family weren’t
prisoners. I was a bit disappointed … Then I looked at my husband’s family.
I found that my husband’s great-great-great-great grandparents met in
Sydney and got married there in 1826. It was their home for the next forty
years. His name was John Bullen and she was Mary Evans. He was a thief
and she was the daughter of a thief! I was very interested!
I found out more about John Bullen. John was a poor boy from London. He
lived on the streets and stole food to eat. The police caught him and they
sent him here to Australia for fourteen years. But John met Mary and they
stayed here and started a family. And here is my son now – his descendant
– 200 years later!
She finds out more about her husband’s ancestors.
Exercise 2 LISTENING 52