UNIT 2. Winning and losing 2 CULTURE EXTRA Ukraine: factfile , page 19

Exercise 1

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Exercise 2

1 France

2 nearly 100%

3 the Carpathians

4 iron ore, coal, natural gas, oil, salt, marble and granite

5 -8°C to 2°C

Exercise 3

23,000 rivers;

Mount Hoverla is 2,061 metres high;

57% of land used for agriculture;

the area of Ukraine is 603,700 square metres;

the population of Ukraine is 46 million;

the Dnipro river is 966 kilometres long;

average summer temperatures are 17°C to 25°C

Exercise 4

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UNIT 2. Winning and losing 1 Get Ready for your Exam , page 20, 21


Interviewer: Hello and good morning. Welcome to Sports Today. We have with us in the studio a young lady who is making a name for herself in the cold and icy world of figure skating. Her name is Britney Spence. Hello Britney and welcome.

Britney: Thank you. Pleased to be here.

Interviewer: Britney, could you tell us how you came to be interested in ice skating?

Britney: Well, I started when I was very young. My friends all went to ballet classes, but I wasn't interested in that. When I was four I watched the ice-skating world championships on TV and loved all the fantastic moves the dancers performed. I begged my mum to take me to the local ice rink. I tried ice-skating and I loved it. I felI over but I didn't care. I just got up again. So I started having lessons.

Interviewer: And the rest, as they say, is history. But when did you realise that you wanted to ice skate competitively?

Britney: Well, my teacher encouraged me to enter small competitions from the very beginning but my parents were not very happy about it. My teacher talked to them and finally they agreed. I had the right kind of personality for it. I was never a shy child. I was usually confident and a bit impatient, to be honest. I loved competing though.

Interviewer: When did you decide that doubles figure skating was for you?

Britney: When I was twelve a boy joined our classes. He was very quiet but I could see he was good. Our teacher put us together and it worked well. We entered a doubles competition soon after and we won it. It was amazing!

Interviewer: And that was Matt Bridges, your skating partner?

Britney: Yes, Matt and I have been partners since we were 12. We train together five times a week. He's very hard-working. I can't be lazy when I'm with him!

Interviewer: And you're training hard at the moment, aren't you?

Britney: Yes, the junior world championships are coming up and we really want to do well.

Interviewer: The best of luck and we will all be watching you.

Britney: Thank you.

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EXAM TASK- Reading

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EXAM TASK - Use of English

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EXAM TASK - Speaking

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EXAM TASK - Writing

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