UNIT 1, 1A Vocabulary, Ages and stages, page 8-9
a human being
In picture A, she is an infant.
In picture B, she is a toddler.
In picture C, she is a young child.
In picture D, she is a teenager.
In picture E, she is in her twenties.
In picture F, she is middle-aged.
In picture G, she is elderly.
In picture H, she is a centenarian.
A be born; be brought up (by); go to university; grow up; learn to drive; leave home; leave school; start school
B buy a house or flat; get engaged; get married; get your first job; settle down; split up; start a family
C get divorced; have a change of career; inherit (money, a house, etc.); start a business
D become a grandparent; retire
E emigrate; fall in love; move house; pass away
2 didn’t leave; got
3 grew up
5 fell; got
6 was; moved
7 left; didn’t go
8 started; didn’t retire
UNIT 1, 1B Grammar, Past tense contrast, page 9
She’s 122 years old. She had the longest lifespan in the world.
1 past simple
2 past continuous
3 past simple
4 past continuous
5 past perfect
a … she married Fernand Calment and then gave birth …
b … the US army was still fighting Native Americans and Alexander Bell was working on a new invention …
c While she was serving in the shop in 1888, she met …
d … who had come in to buy pencils. Yvonne had had a son, but both she and her son had died many years earlier.
When Tom left school, he learned to drive. = First Tom left school, then learned to drive.
When Tom left school, he was learning to drive. = Tom left school during the period when he was learning to drive.
When Tom left school, he had learned to drive. = When Tom left school, he already knew how to drive
1 moved; was growing up
2 had learned / learned; bought
3 left; went; studied
4 were (you) living; got
5 got; had fallen; were working
6 wanted; emigrated
5 was working
7 had been
9 didn’t stop
12 had lived
She was born in 1934 in France. At the age of 17, she left school and got a job in a large department store. While she was living in Paris, she met my grandfather. She got married in 1960.