LOOKBACK 4. 5 DOWNTIME

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término English
definición English

Add the vowels to complete the verbs.

These days more than ever it's important to know how to (?).
r_ch_rg_
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These days more than ever it's important to know how to recharge.

If you get (?) easily by the little annoying things people do, it's time for a break.
w__nd_p
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If you get wound up easily by the little annoying things people do, it's time for a break.

It's time to (?) yourself!
f_c_s _n
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It's time to focus on yourself!

Just (?).
ch_ll __t
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Just chill out.

Don't listen to music or anything - music might be another way to (?), but it's an artificial solution.
sw_tch _ff
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Don't listen to music or anything - music might be another way to switch off, but it's an artificial solution.

You feel your energy change, you feel yourself (?).
_nw_nd
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You feel your energy change, you feel yourself unwind.

PRESENT AND PAST HABITS
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Correct the mistake in each sentence. One sentence is correct.

When I was younger, I'd often went to clubs with my friends.
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When I was younger, I'd often go to clubs with my friends.
went: go

People are thinking always about the next task; of course they can't pay attention to now.
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People are always thinking about the next task; of course they can't pay attention to now.
always: wo

I didn't used to check my email first thing in the morning, but now I do.
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I didn't use to check my email first thing in the morning, but now I do.
used: use

I used to get up early these days and go for a jog.
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I usually get up early these days and to go for a jog.
I used to get up: I usually get up

Most weekend mornings I'll staying in bed till noon since I don't have a reason to get up.
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Most weekend mornings I'll stay in bed till noon since I don't have a reason to get up.
staying: stay

As a child, I used to play board games a lot with my family.
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As a child, I used to play board games a lot with my family.
correct

My best friend always sending me texts. It's really annoying.
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My best friend's always sending me texts. It's really annoying.
sending: is always sending

Years ago I would believe I was always right. Not anymore.
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Years ago I used to believe I was always right. Not anymore.
I would believe: I used to believe

POSITIVE ADJECTIVES
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Rearrange the letters to complete the phrases

a (?) place to relax
rpecetf
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a perfect place to relax

a (?) book
aislcsc
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a classic book

a (?) view of the city
rheabnikatgt
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a breathtaking view of the city

a (?) restaurant
ubpesr
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a superb restaurant

someone with a/an (?) talent
lixeeoncpat
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someone with an exceptional talent

a (?) improvement to public transport
figistnican
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a significant improvement to public transport

a (?) village
flughdielt
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a delightful village

(?) scenery
tnninsgu
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stunning scenery

FUTURE FORMS
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Look at the headlines from a future newspaper. Which ones: 1 are likely to happen? 2 will definitely never happen? 3 could happen, but are not likely to?

ITALIAN BECOMES UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
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Italian will definitely never become a universal language.
will definitely never happen

Average lifespan increases to 100 years
lifespan: the length of time that someone will live
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The average lifespan is likely to increase to 100 years.
are likely to happen

LAST WAR ENDS - WORLD PEACE ACHIEVED
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This will definitely never happen as more and more wars keep happening around the world.
will definitely never happen

Petrol suplly exhausted - price of bicycles soars
exhausted: all used: - soars: increases quickly: increase rapidly above the usual level. "the cost of living continued to soar" synonyms: increase rapidly, shoot up, rise rapidly, escalate, spiral upwards
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This might happen, but others mode of transport are more likely to become expensive first.
could happen, but are not likely to

INTERNET BANNED WORLDWIDE
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The internet could be banned worldwide, but it's not likely to be.
could happen, but are not likely to

Which three predictions can you confidently make about the world in twenty years' time?
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I think the average lifespan is likely to increase because...

Write the conversations in full
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using different future forms

What / you / do / Friday?
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What are you going to do on Friday?

I / go / Julia's party / or /maybe / go / cinema.
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I might go to Julia's party or maybe I'll go to the cinema.

I / go / Julia's party / so / I / give you a lift / if / want.
a free journey in another person's vehicle, especially a car: I'll give you a lift to the train station if you like. He hitched a lift (= stood by the road and made a signal asking a car to stop and take him) to Birmingham.
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I'm going to Julia's party so I'll give you a lift if you want.

Thanks. / I / phone / if / I / need / a lift.
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Thanks. I'll phone you if I'll need a lift.

How / you / planning / use / your English / in the future?
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How are you planning to use your English in the future?

I / try / get a job / international company.
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I'll probably try to get a job in an international company.

How about you?

I / hopping / get / into / American university / but / I / unlikely / get / my first choice.
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I'm hopping to get into an American university, but I'm unlikely to get my first choice.

I / sure /.
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I'm sure you will.

Hurry up or we / miss / the bus!
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Hurry up or we'll miss the bus!

What time / due?
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What time is it due?

It / due / two minutes.
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It's due in two minutes.

Leave / coat. You definitely / not / need / it today.
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Leave your coat. You definitely won't need it today.

But it / rain. I / take / umbrella just in case.
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But it might rain. I'll take my umbrella just in case.

DESCRIBING PROCEDURES
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Underline the correct alternatives.

The best way to get around London is with the Oyster Card. (?) is that you don't need a new ticket every time you travel.
A/The point
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The best way to get around London is with the Oyster Card. The point is that you don't need a new ticket every time you travel.

(?) the way (?) is that you put credit on your Oyster Card.
Basic/Basically; it works/it's working
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Basically the way it works is that you put credit on your Oyster Card.

What (?) is that at the entrance to the underground, you swipe the card over a reader.
does happen/happens
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What happens is that at the entrance to the underground, you swipe the card over a reader.

The next thing (?) you do is to swipe it again when you exit, and the cost is taken from your credit.
what/that
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The next thing that you do is to swipe it again when you exit, and the cost is taken from your credit.

The (?) is to top up your credit before it runs out.
goal/main thing
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The goal is to top up your credit before it runs out.

(?) you've left London, you can pass the card on to a friend!
After/Afterwards
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After you've left London, you can pass the card on to a friend!


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