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Parts of the house and furnishings
Complete the text with the correct words below. There are three extra words.

Stephen's house is an old house with high ________ and big windows. The house is on two levels so there are ________ . On the ground ________ there is a big ________ with a large table and ten chairs. In the living room they have got a comfortable ________ and two armchairs. The kitchen is also big and fully furnished with ________ on the walls, a big fridge, an oven and a modern ________ . On the first floor there are two bedrooms and only one bathroom with a ________ and a small sink.
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Reading: Houses
Read the text and complete it with the correct words below.

Most British people live in houses, not flats. Rich people often choose to live in ________ houses because they have big rooms and are surrounded by a garden.
A very popular type of house is the ________ house. It's joined on one side to a very similar house and has a small garden or parking area in the front and another garden in the back. The bedrooms and bathrooms are usually upstairs.
________ houses are joined on both sides and they make a long row along the street. You usually find them in towns and cities and they have a small back garden.
Some people live in a ________ in a block. They aren't usually very modern but there are also new and expensive ones, especially in big cities. They sometimes have balconies.
There are also more unusual places where some people live. One of these is a ________ or houseboat on a river or canal. They are small, but the advantage is that you can have different views every day.
Other people live in cottages in the country and very rich people live in mansions or castles.
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Present continuous
Complete the dialogue with the present continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Use the contracted form where possible.

Mark: Hi, Glenda. How ________ (you / feel) today?
Glenda: Fine, thanks. Today the sun ________ (shine) and I ________ (feel) good.
Mark: Where ________ (you / go) now?
Glenda: I ________ (go) to the library. I have some important work to do there.
Mark: ________ (you / do) the research for the Science presentation?
Glenda: Actually, yes. I know it's for next week, but I ________ (collect) ideas.
Mark: I think you ________ (worry) too much about it.
Glenda: Yes, you're right. It's such a lovely day today and it ________ (not rain)! Let's go to the park.
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Present continuous
Write questions and answers using the prompts. Use the contracted form and short answers where possible.

1. You / stay / in a tent / at the moment? (yes)
________
2. Ronny / look for / a new desk / for his bedroom? (no)
________
3. Where / their father / shop / now? (he / shop / in the supermarket)
________
4. Your parents / travel / to Spain? (no)
________
5. What / the students / do / for the project? (they / design / a poster)
________
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Shops and shopping
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. You can buy apples and bananas at the ________.
2. A good place to find cakes is the ________.
3. The amount of money you pay for something is the ________.
4. This place sells things for the house: it's a ________.
5. You can buy clothes for a special occasion when you go to a ________.
6. You can get something cheap in the ________.
7. Vegetarians don't shop in a ________.
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Listening: Shopping
Listen to some people talking and choose the correct alternative to complete the answers.

1. What is the girl doing at the moment?
She is ________.

2. What does David usually buy for his dad?
He usually buys ________.

3. What does Sarah ask Jerry to buy?
She asks him to buy ________.
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Present simple and present continuous
Match the sentences to the correct use of the present simple or present continuous.

1. We imagine you like our new brand of make-up. ________
2. What are your friends talking about? ________
3. Karen usually buys fish in the supermarket but today she's shopping in the market. ________
4. My dad goes shopping by car. ________
5. You're always asking me for money! ________
6. Water boils at 100 degrees. ________
7. The TV often shows old films in the afternoon. ________
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'I'd like', 'I like' and 'I want'
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. 'Does William ________ staying in expensive hotels?' 'Yes, he ________.'
2. '________ to buy something modern or traditional?' 'I________ a modern lamp.'
3. 'Do they ________ spending time at home?' 'Yes, they ________.'
4. I ________ a new pair of trainers for school.
5. We ________ to live in a big block of flats. We ________ our garden.
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Present simple and present continuous, houses
Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs below. There are two extra verbs. Use the contracted form where possible.

spend
have
swim
stay
rain
enjoy
do
watch
explore
go

My family and I live in a small detached house in the centre of town with a garden all around. It ________ two bedrooms, a toilet downstairs and a bathroom upstairs. My favourite room is my bedroom because it's my private space. I usually ________ my free time with my friends but this weekend we ________ with my cousins in a house in the country. It's very small but has electricity and a balcony with a table and chairs. I ________ the weekend and the good weather. We ________ the farm with its animals and the lake. I don't really like walking but today we ________ up the nearby hill to see the views. What ________ (you) this weekend? I hope it ________ (not) where you are.
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Present simple and present continuous, 'I'd like', 'I like' and 'I want'
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Please, stop talking. I ________ to watch the film.
2. Dan ________ his free time playing football on Saturday afternoon.
3. 'Good morning, can I help you?' 'Yes, please. I________ to buy a mirror.'
4. I live in town but now I ________ in the country at a friend's house.
5. The sun ________ in the west.
6. How much do you ________ to spend for your new sofa?
7. Mary ________ her friend in department stores and they go window shopping together.
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