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UNIT 9, 9C Listening, Travel solutions, page 99

Exercise 1

He Liang; a suitcase you can ride like a motorbike

 

Exercise 2

board a plane / flight / a ship / a train, book a cab / taxi / a holiday / a hotel / a room, check in luggage / bags, check into a hotel, hail a cab / taxi, hire a cab / taxi / car, miss a plane / flight / a train, reach a destination, stay at a hotel

 

Exercise 3

1 a (cruise) ship 

2 a cab / taxi 

3 a destination

4 a travel agency 

5 a passenger 

6 a hotel

 

Exercise 4

3, 5; terminate, beverages, to purchase, proceed, adjacent to

 

Exercise 5

1 c 

2

3 a 

4 c

 

Exercise 7

1 regret, inform 

2 request, remain 

3 in due course.

4 complimentary, refreshments. 

5 approaching

6 approximately, ahead of schedule. 

7 appreciate

 

UNIT 9, 9D Grammar, Participle clauses, page 100

Exercise 3

They replace both defining and non-defining relative clauses.

 

Exercise 4

… which / that was designed to land on the moon. … who / that were chosen for the mission … … which was watched by millions on TV, … … which / that explained how they lived and worked in zero gravity. … which / that contained oxygen … … who noticed a red warning light, … … which / that was floating 320,000 kilometres from Earth.

 

Exercise 5

Although Apollo did not reach the moon, NASA managed to bring the astronauts back to Earth alive.

The crisis was discussed on TV, and people in the USA regained interest in the Space Program.

 

Exercise 6

2 … designed to hold only two people, …

3 … following instructions from the ground crew, …

4 … working 24 hours a day, … 

5 … discussed on all the TV news programmes, … 

6 … risking their lives …

7 … trying to save them …

 

Exercise 7

1 The word astronaut, formed from two Greek words, means ‘star sailor’. 

2 Only flights reaching an altitude of 100 km or more are considered space flights.

3 People chosen to become NASA astronauts have to complete a difficult training program lasting 20 months.

4 Astronauts spending long periods in space do exercises designed to keep them strong. 

5 Spacecraft intending to escape from Earth’s gravity need to reach a speed of about 40,000 km/h. 

6 People watching the Apollo 13 mission on TV or listening on the radio were very relieved when the astronauts returned safely. 

7 James Lovell received the Exceptional Service Medal, awarded by NASA. 

8 The film Apollo 13, made in 1995 and starring Tom Hanks, was nominated for many awards, including nine Oscars.

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