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Personality
Complete the sentences with the correct adjectives below. There are two extra adjectives.


1. Tommy is a ________ and popular young man with a lot of different interests. His friends say that he's ________ , because he's always relaxed and nice.
2. Jane always sees things in a negative way: she's very ________ . She doesn't speak a lot because she's ________ and not very sociable.
3. Martin is a ________ person, because he's usually happy and positive. He's also very ________ : he always tells very funny stories.
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Reading: Personality
Read the text and choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

Chris has a blog on the Internet where he presents his experience as a 'holiday-maker'.
He started the blog with some pictures of his recent travels and a short profile.
He has a beautiful profile picture from his travel in South America, but it's old. He wants to post a new one with his brothers in Australia.
In his profile he talks about his adventurous travels, and describes his personality: he says he's friendly, easy-going and confident. He also says he usually travels on his own because sometimes other people aren't brave enough for the activities he wants to do: this can be annoying!
Certainly, Chris is an expert traveller: he knows how to organise holidays that are both relaxing and exciting, and he's very practical.

1. Chris writes a blog about ________.
2. On his blog there are pictures of ________.
3. The picture he posted on his profile page ________.
4. He describes his personality as ________.
5. He prefers travelling on his own because other people ________.
6. As an expert traveller, he's ________.
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Past simple: irregular verbs, 'can'
Complete the sentences with the past simple form of the verb in brackets. Use the contracted form where possible.

1. That train ________ (go) at a very high speed and we ________ (feel) uncomfortable.
2. Sammy ________ (not meet) his best friend after school. He ________ (can meet) her only at the weekends.
3. 'Which costume ________ (Mary / wear) to the Carnival party?' 'She ________ (wear) her favourite witch costume.'
4. Sharyn was very honest. She ________ (say) exactly what she ________ (think) of the meal.
5. Yesterday, I ________ (take) the dog out for a walk. We ________ (leave) the park before it started raining.
6. Martin ________ (not can see) the match on TV yesterday because he arrived home too late. He ________ (see) it on the Internet this morning.
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Past simple: questions
Write the questions for the words in bold. Use the contracted form where possible.

1. ________ ?
The fireworks finished at 1 a.m.
2. ________ ?
I was 10 years old when I first flew in a plane.
3. ________ ?
My teacher brought an interesting film to school yesterday.
4. ________ ?
I couldn't make friends at school because I was shy.
5. ________ ?
They got to the parade by bus.
6. ________ ?
He went across the desert twice.
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Adjectives describing experiences
Complete the sentences with the correct adjectives below.

1. I had a ________ experience this morning: I met a girl who looked just like me!
2. The journey was ________ because there were a lot of difficulties.
3. What an ________ party! We had a lot of fun.
4. Some forests seem ________ . The trees and plants create a special atmosphere.
5. Can you describe the ________ food of your country or region?
6. The ending of that film was really ________ .
7. I find video games ________ to play.
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Listening: A challenging experience
Listen to the interview and answer the questions.
A: The team won the competition in Sydney last year.
B: There were seven people in the team with Greg.
C: The team lived together during the training.
D: The team had a problem with a part of the boat during the race.
E: The trip took approximately 40 days.
F: Greg is planning to do the same race next year.
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Past simple: 'must'
Complete the sentences with the correct past form of 'have to'.

1. ________ (you) wear special clothes when you walked in the mountains?
2. John ________ drive a long way to see the hot springs when he was in New Zealand.
3. ________ (she) work in the supermarket last Saturday?
4. Maya ________ help her aunt with dinner because it was already on the table when she arrived.
5. Why ________ (Brian / not) learn to ride a bike when he was young?
6. I ________ wear glasses at school because I couldn't see the whiteboard.
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'Either… or' / 'Neither… nor'
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. This is the last piece of cake. You can ________ eat it ________ leave it.
2. 'Would you like coffee or orange juice?' '________ coffee ________ juice, thanks, I'm not thirsty.'
3. It was horrible weather. They could go ________ to the swimming pool ________ to the beach.
4. Patrick wants ________ fish ________ meat. He's a vegetarian.
5. When I go to the cinema, I watch ________ an action film ________ a comedy.
6. ________ Fran ________ Kyle can help me with this problem. They're both very busy at the moment.
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Personality; the translation of 'sembrare'
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

Paul is ________ and relaxed, he knows he is ________ and people like him. His social network profile shows him as a ________ person who enjoys life. He's not particularly ________, but he is considerate towards his friends. In his profile picture he ________ happy. He also posted a photo of a recent holiday to a beach: it ________ a very beautiful place and you could almost ________ the salt water. When he talked about that holiday, it ________ really fun.
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Past simple; adjectives describing experiences
Complete the text with the correct words and the past simple form of the verbs below.

write
unique
can
stop
challenging
see
spend
go
draw
sleep

Freya Stark was an explorer and writer, born in 1893. She ________ to many places where few Europeans, especially women, ________ imagine visiting. On her travels, she ________ fascinating areas of Turkey and the Middle East. Freya ________ some years in Baghdad. It wasn't easy and the journeys were often ________ , for example she ________ in tents and moved on camels, but she was a confident woman. She ________ maps of new areas of the Islamic world: those maps were ________ records of the region. Stark ________ many travel books about local history, culture and people. She was ill in later life but she ________ travelling.
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