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Unit 9 Science, 9C Listening, Intentions of the speaker, page 98

Exercise 1

1 lost 

2 came up with 

3 runs 

4 browse 

5 gets

6 prescribed


Exercise 2

1 warn 

2 complain 

3 apologise 

4 enquire

5 recommend 

6 encourage 

7 welcome 

8 inform

9 challenge 

10 comfort 

11 persuade 

12 entertain


Exercise 3

1 warning 

2 apologising 

3 enquiring

4 comforting 

5 encouraging 

6 complaining



1 As you go walking in the mountains today, be very careful. The weather forecast isn’t good and if you don’t know this area well, it’s very easy to get lost . You must complete your walk before it gets dark. It’s really dangerous to be in the mountains at night.

2 I know … I know. It’s 8 o’clock, I said I’d be here at 7. I’m so sorry – I left home late, and then the bus was full and I had to wait for the next one. And I couldn’t call you because I’d left my phone at home! I’m really sorry.

3 Oh hello. I was just wondering – I don’t know if you can help me – but do you know what time the museum closes? I mean the museum of modern art, in the city centre? Only this is our last day here and I don’t want to miss it. Is it open in the evening?

4 I heard about your accident. You poor thing. It must hurt a lot. I broke my ankle once and it was so painful! And it means you can’t go skiing next week. Oh, how annoying! Look, if there’s anything I can do, tell me. I could come over and keep you company, if you want – we could watch a DVD together or something.

5 Don’t be nervous about the final. You’re a great tennis player. Just play your natural game and you’ll be fine. And remember to enjoy it too. We’re already proud of you, win or lose. So just relax and I’m sure you’ll do really well.

6 No, I’m afraid everything is not OK. For a start, I ordered chicken – this isn’t chicken. I’m not sure what it is, but it isn’t chicken. Also, this water tastes funny. Or maybe the

glass isn’t clean. Anyway, I can’t drink it. For a five-star hotel restaurant, this really isn’t good enough.


Exercise 4




4 c 

5 b



1 Good evening everybody and thank you for coming to our special event at this amazing castle. It’s wonderful to see so many people here for the launch of our new car, the Model TX3. Later, we’ll give you lots of information about the vehicle and you’ll have the chance to speak to our engineers and ask questions. But for now, just relax, get a drink and enjoy this spectacular venue for a while!

2 I’ve had a look at your laptop, but I’m afraid it’s bad news. If I you look here, you can see where the water has damaged the inside of the laptop. You can’t repair damage like that, I’m afraid. You can replace all of these parts, but that will cost a lot of money. My advice would be that you just buy a new laptop. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing else I can suggest.

3 This new type of battery is going to make it far quicker and cheaper for people to recharge their smartphones. The technology works, and it was discovered right here in our laboratories. All we need to do is find enough funding to develop our product. And that’s where you come in! You can help us raise the $5 million we need to turn this brilliant idea into reality. We believe we’re offering you a fantastic opportunity because these new batteries really are an improvement on what is available today.

4 So, this is a little machine I made at home. As you can see, it’s got wheels, like a little car. And it is powered by one small battery. I tested it three times and my best distance was eight metres and twenty centimetres. Now, this is what you have to do. In your teams, you have to design and build a machine that is powered by the same type of battery as my machine. How far can it travel? Can it beat my distance of eight metres twenty? That’s your mission. Good luck!

5 This is the new 3D television with ultra-high definition and surround sound. It’s a smart TV – which means it has internet access, so you can stream films and TV programmes straight from the web. You can also use it for browsing the internet, although personally, I find it much more difficult to use than a normal computer or even a smart phone. But for watching films and TV, it really is amazing. I’m not a fan of 3D myself, but the ultra high definition is spectacular. And considering it’s the most advanced TV on the market

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