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• Accuracy & fluency focus

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• verb be

• brush up present simple

• verb have got

• brush up present continuous vs present simple

• adverbs of frequency / how often...? / modal verb can • verb + ing • present continuous • present continuous & present simple • comparatives / superlatives • past simple • countable & uncountable • semi modal verb have to/don’t have to modal verb must/mustn’t • be going to future / present continuous for future

• brush up question formation • past simple vs past continuous / brush up past simple used to/ would • zero conditional / imperative conditional • modal verb can/could/must / semi modal have to/needn’t • modal verb should / semi modal ought to • brush up comparatives & superlatives • brush up some/any/ enough • present perfect

• will

• brush up present continuous as future / be going to

• present perfect

• present & past passives

• present perfect vs past simple

• defining relative clauses • multi-word verbs • future will/may/might • first conditional • reported speech • tag questions





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Student’s Book & Workbook

Towards Cambridge English: First (FCE) Trinity ISE II (GESE 7-9)


Martyn Hobbs - Julia Starr Keddle

Martyn Hobbs - Julia Starr Keddle

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Martyn Hobbs - Julia Starr Keddle


Intermediate CEFR B2


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SU RE EL EM EN TA RM EDIATE & SU RE PR E-IN TE mo dule stru ctur e

Reading & writing exam training

• B1 language brush up: present / past / modals / quantifiers / comparatives • brush up present perfect • present perfect continuous

Alphab etical!

Lots of voca bulary & gram mar pr actice

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• brush up future • future continuous • future perfect / future perfect continuous

• second conditional / third conditional / I wish & if only / mixed conditionals

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First unit


• modals • brush up zero / first conditional


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• brush up present & past passives • continuous, perfect & modal passives • past perfect / past perfect continuous • -ing form & infinitive




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• brush up reported statements PAIRWORK

• reported questions • tag questions development / indirect questions • causative: have something done / relative clauses development

Reading & writing exam training

WORKBOOK Lots of voca bulary & gram mar pr actice





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Brush up, move on la ling ua iniziale ad atta ad og ni livello

Accuracy utilizzar e la ling ua corr etta me nte


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Natural language ricc o di ling ua ggio acce ssibile e re ale

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4 Journeys


Where were you

Exploring your identity and knowing what you value most are very important. Our questionnaire helps you focus your ideas.

last weekend?



Sure start

• past simple of verb be • past simple positive and negative

1 Tick

• modal verb could


I went

to college by bike

• talking about past activities

this morning.

• talking about the past

being a good student my family helping people being creative music having fun a good social life adventure my girlfriend/boyfriend money helping the environment freedom getting a good job travel my friends sport making things

• talking about ability in the past

Vocabulary & Word expander • transport

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that are very important to you.

Can you tell me where Woodlands Road is?

• travel verbs • prepositions of movement • musical instruments • musical genres • would like | by bus / on foot | all | before / after | multi-word verbs

Communication & fluency • asking & answering questions about the past • asking for & giving directions • narrating events in the past

[Bonus grammar] Searching for Rodriguez.

A1 / A2 A2 start A2 lower


A2 high

Now think of one thing you can do to get new skills, help the world, or achieve your ambitions. Make it a simple thing, e.g. start guitar lessons, talk to my family, join an environmental group.

A2 upper

ExpandEr would like

Use would like to talk about your preferences. I’d like a new bike. I’d like to write a blog.


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look at your answers to the questions.

1 Do the questionnaire. Make a note of your answers.

A2 progress


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3 NOW…

Ciascun modulo comincia con la presentazione degli obiettivi delle due unità che lo costituiscono, anche attraverso immagini stimolanti, correlate agli argomenti trattati e al linguaggio.

2 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Compare your answers to Part 1. Ask and answer the questions in Part 2. Tell your partner about your ideas in Part 3. 3 Report to the class three things you learnt about your partner.

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answer the questions. What are you good at? What would you like to be good at? What do you worry about? What scares you? What bores you? What world problem would you like to solve? Which person, living or dead, do you admire? What’s your dream for the future? What object, animal or thing represents you? Why?

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2 NOW…

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SURE start è una sezione ideata per motivare gli studenti, risvegliare il loro interesse e introdurre il tema del modulo mediante questionari ed esercizi stimolanti. Questa pagina ripropone le strutture linguistiche già apprese e le riattiva, estendendole a nuovi contesti, sollecitando gli studenti a esprimere le loro opinioni, a pensare alla propria realtà e a usare la lingua in modo creativo.

SURE Elementary

• past simple questions & answers


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Una pratica costante, accurata e vivace del vocabolario fa sĂŹ che gli studenti trovino sempre le parole giuste e si divertano ad usarle. Il focus di SURE spazia da set lessicali, parole chiave e chunks nella sezione Word Expander fino alle espressioni usate quotidianamente dai teenagers in Small talk.

SURE Elementary

SURE Elementary



Sm all talk

Small talk pone attenzione alle espressioni tipiche dell’interazione verbale, essenziali per una comunicazione naturale, che fa uso di frasi idiomatiche del linguaggio giovanile e riflette i processi di risemantizzazione della lingua inglese.


Get up & go



present simple | adverbs of frequency


talking about the present


daily routine

Identity parade



1a DAILY ROUTINE CD1.02 Complete the article with the words. Then listen and check. play go walk have (x2) drink dressed get up wake up shower get spend go out breakfast check

2 WARM UP Look at the article. What do you think it is about?

_______ works in the evenings. _______ likes films. _______ uses Facebook. _______ and _______ study at uni. _______ has got an e-reader. _______ does experiments.

1 Where’s Wayne from? How old is he? 2 Where’s Gabrielle from? What’s her favourite free time activity? 3 Where does Adam live? How long does it take him to get to college? 4 How old is Silvia? Where’s she from? What’s her favourite subject? 5 Where’s Ben from? What’s his main interest?


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Use once, twice, three times, etc. to talk about frequency. I have a guitar lesson once a week. I update my Facebook page about twice a week.

SURE Pre-Intermediate

Then I’m usually late and I can never find my stuff! I 8_____ the bus to uni, but I sometimes miss it. I 9_____ classes all morning and then I often study in the afternoon. At about 4.00 p.m. I 10_____ home to get some exercise. At home I 11 _____ time with my family and chill out. We usually 12_____ dinner at about 7.30 p.m. In the evening I do coursework, 13 _____ video games, maybe I stream a film or post updates online. At the weekend, I 14 _____ with my friends.

1b SPEAKING Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions about your daily routine. What time do you get up? Do you have breakfast? How do you get to college? What do you do in the evening?


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I 1 wake up to music on my mobile. But I hit the snooze button and go back to sleep! Eventually, I 2_____ and if I’m lucky, the bathroom is free! I have a 3 _____, brush my teeth and get 4_____. Then I have 5_____. I’m not a morning person – I just 6_____ some coffee and 7 _____ my phone. I also feed the cat – that’s my job.

Talking about the present

5 Study the rules and underline examples of the verbs in the present simple in the article.

Present simple | adverbs of frequency

I’m from South Africa and I’m seventeen. What do I do? I’m a film director. Well, that’s my dream! I’m a student really. I watch films… and I make them, too. One day, I want to win an Oscar! Oh, I’m a bit like Steven Spielberg – I’ve got glasses and a beard. But he’s white, I’m black! Wayne

I’m 19, from Brazil, and I study physics at uni. What’s a typical day? I get up late. I usually skip breakfast, but maybe I have a coffee. I chat with friends and spend a lot of time on my tablet. About twice a month we go to a dance club. I’ve got a science lab at home and I do experiments, too. I’m a bit of an inventor. Silvia


★ Use the present simple to:

1 describe people and things. My life doesn’t look that exciting. 2 talk about routines, information and facts. It takes 40 minutes to drive to college.

★ Use adverbs of frequency with the present simple.

always usually often sometimes not often occasionally never We usually have dinner at about 7.30 p.m.


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7 COMPETENCE ZONE Work in pairs. Create a six question questionnaire the week about daily routine. What do you do on a typical Saturday? I usually stay in bed until eleven Ask ten classmates. o’clock. Then… Report your results to the class. Do you have a weekend job? Yes, I do. I work in a restaurant. I’m a waiter.

• a typical weekend • a typical Saturday • how often you do things during



I’m a regular British guy with a regular life. I’m not short and I’m not tall. I’m OK-looking, but I certainly don’t look like a model! I get up, have breakfast and go to uni. I study and I hang out with my friends. We sometimes have a pizza together in town. I’m crazy about football. I play it, watch it and talk about it. small ta Ben lk

6 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions about:

How often do you do sport?


Hi. I’m from the USA. I’m a bookworm and I love finding old books for my e-reader. I read in bed, on the bus, in the evening… And in my free time I study LOL . I also enjoy seeing my mates and sharing stuff on Facebook. I think I’ve got a good sense of humour! Gabrielle

I live on a farm in Ireland and I’m an agriculture student. I suppose my life doesn’t look that exciting – lessons, work, sleep. And I only go out once a week. But I don’t mind. It takes 40 minutes to drive to college so I get up pretty early! I also help on my parents’ farm – in the evenings, winter and summer. Do you think it’s a hard life? I don’t, I love it. Adam


About three times a week. I play football, I…

Nearly half of people in the UK check their phones before breakfast.


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SURE permette agli studenti di rafforzare la lingua che già conoscono e al contempo di imparare cose nuove. SURE Elementary comincia con uno stimolante ripasso del livello A1, mentre SURE Pre-intermediate inizia rinfrescando le conoscenze fondamentali del livello A2. Con SURE Intermediate gli studenti ripassano tutto il linguaggio base, progredendo verso il livello B2.

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CEFR & Exam tr ai ni ng

SURE Pre-Intermediate

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3 READING Read the article and complete the sentences P with the people’s names.

4 Read the article again and then cover it up. Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions.

Welcome to my ...

Where we’re from, what we do, what we like… it’s who we are! We ask you to tell us about yourselves.

Unit 1


Unit 1

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SURE copre sistematicamente gli obiettivi funzionali del CEFR e prepara gli studenti a sostenere gli esami per le certificazioni linguistiche internazionali fin dall’inizio. Gli esercizi che appartengono alle tipologie d’esame sono segnalati con una K (Cambridge KEY), una P (Cambridge Preliminary), una F (Cambridge First) o con una T per le certificazioni Trinity.



Unit 3


The Interview


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Lauren. Thanks for doing this video. It’s for a project at art school. lAUren No worries. Alex OK, let’s start the interview. Do you get up early? lAUren Yes, I do. Alex What time do you get up? lAUren It depends. On college days I get up at half past seven. Alex And at the weekend? lAUren I get up at about ten o’clock. Alex That’s late. lAUren Hey, I’m tired! I work in the evening on Friday and Saturday. Alex



Really? Where do you Becky Hi, Alex. work? Alex Hey, Becky. So, Lauren, do you and Becky share the lAUren I work at a pizzeria to housework? make some extra money. Becky No, we don’t. College is expensive. Alex I know. It’s really lAUren Yes, we do. Becky No way! I clean the expensive. OK, so do you kitchen and I clean the have breakfast? bathroom. And I do the lAUren Yes, I do. shopping. Alex What do you have? lAUren Coffee. And then more lAUren OK, OK. But I make the coffee! And cereal. I don’t pizzas! have a lot of time in the Becky That’s true! small ta morning. But coffee’s lk very important! s. end dep It s! rie wor No Alex

Documentaries uni asp etti della aprono una finestra su alc gua inglese cultura dei paesi di lin

No way !

Vox pops

8a SPEAKING Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions.

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What time do you get up at the weekend? I get up at about 11 o’clock! Do you like pizzas? Yes, I do.

8b Report back to the class. Marco gets up at 11 o’clock at the weekend. He likes pizzas.

Vi de os & docu me ntaries & vox po ps


SURE Elementary


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Tanti video arricchiscono i contenuti di SURE Elementary e SURE Pre-intermediate e includono: Presentation and Communication forums, Documentaries e Vox pops.




SURE Elementary

SURE Elementary


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Nell’apprendimento della lingua la grammatica occupa un ruolo di primo piano: per questo in SURE gli studenti vengono coinvolti attivamente sin dall’inizio, mostrando come viene applicata e quali sono le regole di utilizzo. La grammatica è contestualizzata in modo stimolante e questo

permette agli studenti di progredire e acquisire un linguaggio spontaneo, attraverso esercizi intensivi mirati a particolari strutture grammaticali, combinando attività di lettura, di ascolto, di scrittura e di speaking.



o 4 Match questions 1-8 in exercise 3 with answers a-h. Then listen again and check. a) ____ 28 Park Road, London E1 7QX. b) ____ Of course, here you are. c) ____ It’s £30 per month for a minimum of six months. d) ____ Yes, it’s £15 per month. e) ____ Er, yes, please. I’m interested in joining the gym. f) ____ They’re on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 7.30 p.m. g) ____ Jamie Holmes. h) ____ It’s


5 DVD | CD1.39 Watch/Listen and circle T (True) or F (False).


1 Jamie gets a 10% discount on pizzas. T / F 2 The gym is open four days a week. T / F 3 Lauren doesn’t want a discount on pizzas. T / F


6a You are joining a gym. Invent: M e M be r s hip f o r M Name Address Date of birth E-mail address Phone number

6b Work in pairs. You are the receptionist and a new customer at a gym. Take it in turns to apply for a gym membership. Use expressions from the Core phrases.




7 Read Culture and answer the questions. Do you go to a gym? Are you a member of any clubs?

SURE Elementary

We all know being fit is important. That’s why about 17% of UK adults are members of health and fitness clubs. About 33% of the gym members are 15-24. But guess what? Only 27% of members regularly go to the gym. They spend lots of money to join – then they stay at home and watch sport on TV! 39

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SURE pone la comunicazione alla base di ogni lezione con video suddivisi in presentation and communication dramas, documentaries e vox pops. Acquisire le competenze comunicative diviene facile e piacevole grazie ai materiali audio e video, ricchissimi di esercitazioni

SURE Elementary

Cculture U l t U r e Virtual exercise

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interattive. Lingua naturale e contesti reali sono assicurati! Attraverso il glossario generativo offerto da Core phrases, gli studenti possono appropriarsi delle espressioni essenziali per le funzioni chiave e riutilizzarle regolarmente.


The 1970s were amazing years for music. Lots of bands and singers from that decade are still famous today. But sometimes talent isn’t appreciated in its own time and place. This is the story of one musician and his lost years.

Reading & speaking 1 WaRM Up look at the title and the photos. What do you think the article is about?

2 Read the article. Circle t (true) or P F (False). 1 Sixto Rodriguez was very famous in the USA in the 1970s. T / F 2 He recorded two heavy metal albums. T / F 3 He sold 500,000 copies of his albums in South Africa but he didn’t know. T / F 4 Rodriguez received lots of money for the South African sales. T / F 5 Stephen and Craig found Rodriguez in South Africa. T / F 6 Rodriguez’s daughter saw their website and contacted Stephen and Craig. T / F 7 A Swedish film maker made a documentary about Rodriguez in the 1990s. T / F 8 He performed in South Africa after he met Stephen and Craig. T / F

Sixto Rodriguez was an American singersongwriter from an immigrant Mexican family. He lived in the car-making city of Detroit. Rodriguez recorded two folk-rock albums in 1970 and 1971, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality. He sang poetic songs about prejudice and injustice, and his producers thought he could be famous like Bob Dylan. Unfortunately, his albums didn’t sell very well in the USA, and he eventually gave up his musical career. But Rodriguez was famous in another part of the world – and he didn’t know! In South Africa, he was more popular than The Rolling Stones and his albums sold 500,000 copies. For South Africans, Rodriguez was a pop music icon and his songs were an inspiration for the anti-apartheid struggle. But his fans didn’t know where he was. Many believed he was dead. And why didn’t Rodriguez know about this success? Because he didn’t receive any money from his record sales! In the 1990s, two South African fans decided to look for Rodriguez and find out more about him. Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, a record shop manager, and Craig Bartholemew-Strydom, a music journalist, created a website dedicated to him. Then, in 1997, Rodriguez’s daughter Eva saw the website and got in touch. They found out he was alive and still in Detroit. Finally Stephen and Craig met their hero. Years later, Swedish film-maker Malik Bendjelloul met the two fans. He listened to their story and in 2012

3 Read the article again and complete the timeline.

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made a documentary about their search. The film was called Searching for Sugar Man and it won an Oscar. So what did Rodriguez do in those lost years? He sang in bars, did manual work so his daughters could have an education, got involved in local politics, and in 1981 got a degree in philosophy. He also had some success as a singer in Australia and New Zealand and he toured there in 1979 and 1981. After his rediscovery in 1998, Rodriguez went to South Africa and did a sell-out concert tour to enthusiastic crowds. In 2013, after the film came out, a compilation of his songs sold well around the world. Although he is now in his 70s, Rodriguez is finally playing in the USA. It’s never too late to shine!




1997 (April)

1997 (September)




Rodriguez was born

He recorded ________ albums

He become famous in 2 _____________

He toured _______________ _______________

He got a degree in ______________

Craig and ___________ created Great Rodriguez Hunt website

________ wrote ‘Rodriguez is my father! I’m serious!’

Rodriguez did a concert tour of 7 _______________

A film-maker made a 8 _______________

The film won an 9 __________


4 Work in groups. Discuss the story of Rodriguez. What did you think?

• What do you think his music is like now?


• Do you like music from the 1970s?


Sk ills




5 Read Word expander. Underline three multi-word verbs in the article and guess what they mean. Word

lti-word ExpandEr mu s

Some common verbs have a verb + preposition and the meaning is different from the main verb. He eventually gave up his musical career. = He stopped his musical career.

Lo Skills forum di ogni modulo riutilizza le strutture linguistiche incontrate nel modulo in questione ed anche in quelli precedenti, proponendo nuovi risvolti del tema. Ogni modulo prevede una lezione incentrata sullo sviluppo delle quattro abilità. Le skills sono integrate per mezzo di un



Listening & writing 6 CD2.37 listen to people talking about their P first concerts and make notes.


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• Why do you think he was popular in South Africa?

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Welcome to


• What was the most surprising / moving / interesting part of the story?


“In South Africa, he was more popular than The Rolling Stones...”


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for Rodriguez

Who Where When How old Who with Opinion



My first gig Sylvie

7 COMpetenCe ZOne Write about a musician, P band or singer that you admire. Find out information on the internet. Make a note of: • Name • Date of birth • Nationality • Life events • Music genre • Important albums • Why you like them


✜ ACTION POINT Using the Internet When you do research on the Internet, don’t copy chunks of text. Read the articles and make notes of the information. Then use your own words to write your text.


collegamento tematico tra un brano di reading e un’attività di listening (comprensione), seguiti da esercizi di speaking e writing (produzione). Le tipologie degli esercizi proposti sono funzionali alla preparazione per le certificazioni internazionali sin dalle prime unità.

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Lost in music

Skills forum


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Accuracy 20

Centrale nel linguaggio è l’accuratezza, data dalla scelta di parole appropriate da utilizzare nella frase. Gli studenti hanno la possibilità di acquisire tale accuratezza formale grazie a questo focus, che fornisce spunti per ripassare e consolidare tutte le strutture già apprese e per affinare precisione e correttezza - un must per la preparazione agli esami, che trova in SURE un prezioso alleato.

Bo nus Gr am mar

Una didattica su misura per gli studenti dei livelli Elementary e Pre-intermediate: le sezioni Bonus Grammar riflettono gli argomenti grammaticali a cui gli insegnanti hanno mostrato di tenere maggiormente.




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Comunicare in inglese è una sfida. Sezioni di Focus on Fluency stimolanti e coinvolgenti aiutano lo studente ad acquisire una naturale fluidità, facendolo sentire sempre più sicuro e consapevole delle proprie capacità comunicative. Questa sezione fa leva sulla capacità di comunicare liberamente

usando le strutture linguistiche note, per sperimentare in maniera spontanea. Lo studente trova esercizi di ascolto e lettura, può attingere dalle Core Phrases, che offrono espressioni utili per interagire, e può mettere in atto attività a coppie o in gruppo, per apprendere la lingua in modo naturale.

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I can now talk about the past



Check your progress

1 Complete the sentences with the past simple. 1 _______________ (they / enjoy) their visit to London last year. 2 _______________ (I / wash) my hair before college this morning. 3 _______________ (he / buy) his train ticket yesterday. 4 _______________ (we / go) to the station by taxi because we were late. 5 _______________ (you / get) the bus to work yesterday?

2 Choose the correct answer. 1 There __________ no trains at the station this morning. A did B were C had D made 2 How long did the journey to Rome _____________? A take B took C taking D takes 3 I __________ to London this time. I came by train. A don’t fly B ‘m not flying C didn’t fly D flew 4 When Jack was a child, he ___________ play the piano. A can’t B couldn’t C don’t D wasn’t 5 ______________ you speak English before you started this class? A Were B Do C Can D Could __ | 10

t ou l il ch & ss re st ed to e m Ti

I can now talk about transport & musical instruments

amazing Musicians!

3 Find the words to complete the table. TRANSPORT

















omeoikbrt 4______________









______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

__ | 10



4 Complete the dialogues with the correct words. wrong way first right near here that’s great tell me SARAh Excuse me. Is the station 1____________? MAN The station? I’m afraid you’re going the 2___________. SARAh Oh no! Can you 3 ______________ where it is?

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The Virtual Choir

The people in this orchestra never carry their instruments with them. They go to the market on the day of a concert and they buy vegetables. Lots of vegetables! Then they make flutes, violins, trumpets and drums from the vegetables.

miss it!

and a trunk?


Can you guess the forms of transpo

TOM Excuse me. How do I

get to


_______ the Ritz Cinema? WOMAN Turn left and then turn 7 _________ Castle Street. Go 8 ___________ Castle Street for about 100 metres. The cinema is 9 ___________ left. TOM Can you 10 ___________ again, please? WOMAN Of course. Turn left and then… __ | 10 6

ne? Is It a pln a Competition


2 3


It rhymes with ‘pot’ and it travels

on water. In London it’s black, in New York City it’s yellow. It rhymes with ‘train’, but it flies in the sky.


It’s got wheels, but it isn’t a car. It flies, but it hasn’t got wings.


This is the favourite form of transpor t for Nairo Quintana, Bradley Wiggins and Eddy Merckx.


Mystery Word

No, it's The Birdma

nd. It happens every summer in Worthing, Engla They ines. People make their own flying mach jump off the pier and into the sea. These are my favourites.


Find the mystery word!

SARAh OK, 5_____________. Thank you very much.

say that

Brainteaser What’s got four wheels

This is an amazing community of more than 5000 singers, but they don’t sing together. Each singer sings in a YouTube video. Then the choir leader puts all the videos together and there is the sound of a beautiful choir.

MAN Go straight on and take the 4___________. You can’t

right into


The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

I can now ask for & give directions

on the

of the








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I can now write about the past


● ●


a flying plate of food…

ToTal: __ | 40

At the end of Module 4, I've made progress in A2 skills.

Ch eck yo ur pr ogress 24

__ | 10

Alla fine del modulo si trova un test, Check your progress, che consente agli studenti di verificare in modo informale i propri progressi. Il test si articola in quattro sezioni, ciascuna segnalata con un livello CEFR specifico, che permette agli studenti di acquisire consapevolezza del proprio livello di competenza linguistica.

a huge brown hedgehog… Hey! It’s a flying competition, not a skiing competition!

t in a Mini.


Brainteaser answer: An elephan

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Where did you go? How did you travel? Who were you with? What was the weather like? What did you see/do? What happened?

Pi nb oard


Pinboard è una sezione unica, che troverete solo su SURE: si presenta come un momento di svago per gli studenti, per rilassarsi e divertirsi con la lingua inglese. Nessun esercizio o attività complessa, solo puzzles, parole crociate, questionari, fatti curiosi, battute, aforismi, citazioni e notizie bizzarre. In poche parole… puro spasso!

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5 Write a paragraph about a visit to a place. Write about T 80 words.



Fact file Do the math!

1a Work in pairs. Think of reasons why people emigrate. Add your ideas to the list.  religious or ethnic persecution  to follow friends and family  natural disasters

The USA has a total resident population of 317,274,000. It’s the biggest population in the world.

1 Can you think of any countries that have large immigrant minorities? 2 Which of the reasons in exercise 1a have caused migration to or from your country? 3 What problems do immigrants face in a new country?

About 40.5 million foreign-born people live in the US. In 1960, 5% of Americans were foreign born. In 2011, there were %. % of foreign-born people Fifty years ago, came from Europe. Today, only 12% are European.

2a CD3.29 Read and try to complete the factfile with these figures. Then listen and check.







Immigrants earn $240 billion a year, pay $90 billion in taxes and receive $ billion in welfare.

Do any of the facts surprise you?

% of the world’s refugee Less than population gets to the US.

3 Read Word Expander and find examples in the factfile. Word

ols & ExpandEr symbtio ns frac

% per cent



½ ¾ ⁄ ⁄ a half | three quarters | a third | two fifths

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4 Read the article and make notes about each person where possible. name nationality languages reason for moving to the USA ambition what they study city where they live

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I live in Los Angeles. My neighborhood reminds me of Mexico. A lot of people play soccer in the street, and they speak Spanish so that’s easy for me! I speak Spanish at home, too. My parents came here from Mexico. They moved in difficult circumstances and life was very tough at first. But now they're American citizens and they're doing very well! I’m still in school. It’s good and my classmates are great. I’m studying hard. I want to have a profession and help the whole community, not just the Hispanic community. We’re all human beings, you know?

I’m from Kenya. My parents moved to the US to get a better life. This is my third year here. Am I happy? 75% of the time. I mean, this is a great country. I live in an apartment in Dallas. It’s an amazing modern city! But I miss my friends, and the countryside and wildlife in Kenya – especially in the fall. And I sometimes have problems at college. Some people are ignorant and they don’t understand diversity. Diversity is great! I think that, in America, with hard work you can make your dreams come true. I want to become a judge. Sure, that’s a difficult ambition. But I want to make a difference.

6 Read the article again. Who talks about these things? Write the numbers 1–5.

5 Read the article on page 151 and write the names.

$ £ € dollar | pound | euro

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__________ found speaking English difficult at first. __________ is happy most of the time. __________ came to the US at the age of ten. __________’s parents set up their own business. __________ wants to help the whole community. __________ misses friends and the countryside. __________ has professional parents. __________ changed courses at college.

language problems

the desire for a better life better jobs meeting people from their culture missing home the image of their community good schools

Elira, 18


My dad’s a college professor, teaching medicine. My mom’s a school principal. They met in India and came here for the great opportunities. I was only one at the time! Now I’m studying physics and math at college in Chicago. My mother misses her family a lot. I think she wants to go back to India. Do I want to stay here for the rest of my life? To be honest, I don’t know. The world is a big place! But this is a great country. You can succeed here with hard work. And that’s so cool!

A jit, 20

Cult ure CAPSULE

7 COMPETENCE ZONE Make a poster or slide presentation about immigration to your country.

the importance of education

the importance of hard work the American Dream

D avid, 19

My parents came here to New Jersey when I was ten. They worked hard back home, but they were poor. They wanted to live the American Dream and change their lives. And they did! My dad is a truck driver here and my mom is a nurse. I definitely have a better life here than in Albania. Speaking English was difficult for me at first, but now it’s natural. I like the way Americans do things, and the way they dress, think and talk. Sometimes I wake up and I think, ‘Wow! This is the USA! I’m living the dream!’

Nao mi, 1 7

3.7 three point seven

= + – x ÷ equals | plus | minus | times | divided by 13 25



In 2010, 11.7 million immigrants came from Mexico, million came from China, 1.8 million came from India and the same number from the Philippines.

2b Work in groups. Discuss the question.

My parents came to New York for economic reasons when I was in elementary school. They worked very hard and now they own a drugstore. Academic achievement is the most important thing for my parents. They wanted me to study business and economics, but I love art! I tried business for a year, but it was terrible. So now I’m studying art and my parents are OK with it. These days, I only speak Korean with my grandmother. If you don’t think in Korean, you don’t think in the Korean way. Me? I think in English! I’m an American. And a Korean.

S unny, 21

The largest group of new immigrants to the US are Asians. About 430,000 Asian immigrants arrived in 2010 compared to 370,000 of Hispanic origin. There are now million Asians – 6% of the population.

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The US population in figures

1b Discuss the questions.


The USA is a nation of immigrants and, in recent decades, new immigrants have started coming from different parts of the world. And they are changing the face of the nation. So let’s meet some of the new young Americans.

getting citizenship their ambitions



Use the Internet to find facts about:  the history of immigration to your country  the main immigrant communities  any recent changes Give your presentation to the class.


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ulture CDossier

Cuullttuurree The new young Americans

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Questa è una sezione di approfondimento che esplora sei temi: heritage (patrimonio culturale), identity (identità), rituals (riti sociali), entertainment (spettacoli e svaghi), society (società), icons (icone). Il dossier offre agli studenti la possibilità di esplorare tematiche globali e, nel contempo, sviluppare capacità di pensiero

critico e competenze chiave. Dalla scienza alla tecnologia, dalla musica all'arte, SURE aiuta gli insegnanti e gli studenti ad allenarsi per il CLIL, dando loro l'opportunità di sviluppare abilità interdisciplinari, attraverso le varie attività che si trovano sia all’interno di ogni modulo sia nella sezione Culture.


SURE Intermediate In depth grammar la gr am matica ch e serve B2 agli stud enti di livello

Lexical awareness s’ fo cus sulle ‘collo cation le e sulla sc elta delle paro

Active communication o re ale, per interazioni in te mp nella vita re ale

Active skills

attività inte gr ative zion e sulle abilità in og ni le

Issues & topics

gu e’ attr averso pr evie ne la ‘to pic fati nu ove e intrig anti attività e pr os pettive

Brush up, move on ud enti gi à co nosc on o evid enzi a ciò ch e gli st dere e cosa stan no per ap pr en



Exam Training

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Culture & CLIL

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Viewpoints videos

ed au te ntic he, co nversazioni sp onta ne e co n esercizi guid ati

Helbling e-zone

citazio ni un a vasta ga mm a di eser ibili ex tr a fa cil me nte acce ss

Syllabus, CEFR and competences

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5 Sure start



Quick quotes A Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.



• past perfect

B If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, go on out and sweep streets

• past perfect continuous

like Michelangelo painted pictures; sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music; sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry.

• verb + infinitive / -ing form • reported speech: statements, questions & imperatives


• reporting verbs

C I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.



• narrate effectively • use verbs accurately • report what people say • report using verbs

Vocabulary builder & word hub


Lif e

Balanc e

D In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are

needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. JOHN RUSKIN, ART CRITIC

E The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. PEARL S. BUCK, WRITER

• careers • thinking skills • feelings & mood

1a Read the quotes and do the tasks.

• reporting verbs • work • work skills • the body • illness

1 2 3 4

Word expander, phrasal verbs & idioms • as • by • word building • any • get

1b Choose the quote you like best. Learn it by heart!

• easily confused medical words • treatment • idioms: work

2 Work in groups. Look at the photos and discuss the questions.

• phrasal verb: go


Communication & fluency

where you work | what a typical day is like | what your colleagues are like | the hours you work | how you got your job | what you like / don’t like about it

• talking about books


3b Work in pairs. Take turns to be a journalist for a student magazine. Interview your partner about their job. Ask questions like: Where do you work? What’s a typical day like?


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B2 lower B2 progress B2 progress B2 progress

having long holidays | doing rewarding work | making a difference | doing varied work | having my achievements recognised | having regular hours | helping people | being well-known in the community | earning a high salary | being creative | enjoying my job | being part of a successful team | having a good boss or manager | being my own boss | having lots of free time | having friendly colleagues | getting promoted

4b Work in groups. Compare your opinions. Then report any interesting ideas to the class.

B2 upper


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Con le sue vivaci pagine di apertura SURE Intermediate si immerge direttamente nell’argomento attraverso citazioni, questionari, discussioni, preparando gli studenti al modulo che stanno per cominciare.

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4a Think about your own attitude to work. Choose the three most and the F three least important criteria for you. B1 / B2


What do they do? | Where do they work? | What is a typical day like? | What training or qualifications do they need? | What qualities do they need? | What are the best and worst aspects of their jobs?

3a Choose a job from the photos. Make notes about:

• job interviews



Find three verbs related to artistic work. Find a phrase that means so. Find two abstract nouns with a positive meaning. Define the difference between the nouns job and work.


L'approccio issue-led dell’apertura modulo aiuta gli studenti ad esprimersi in lingua inglese sentendosi subito a proprio agio.





question review: tag questions | negative questions | indirect questions


ask questions to confirm information | ask for agreement | ask questions indirectly



Vocabulary builder

5 Find words or phrases in the questionnaire that mean:

Verbs vote obey respect Adjectives active responsible Abstract nouns community law authority

how tO…

A good citizen • • • • • • • • • • •


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9




a) still stop at all the red traffic lights. A law’s a law. b) think about jumping the lights, but don’t because you might get caught. c) jump the lights. Everyone does it, don’t they?

There’s a local council election. You… 9

There’s a charity run in your neighbourhood. You…

You see some smoke coming from a building. You… a) call the fire brigade immediately, and help if you can do so safely. b) decide to go and have a look – it might be nothing. c) don’t do anything. Someone else will help, won’t they?


a) say that you’ll call them back once you get home. b) speak quietly, but still stay on the phone. c) spend the journey having a catch-up. It’s a free country, isn’t it? 10 There’s nowhere to park near the shops, but the disabled parking bays are free. You… a) drive around until you find a regular parking space. You can walk to the shops, can’t you? b) decide not to use the disabled bay. You are too scared of someone seeing you. c) park in a disabled bay. You won’t be long and, in any case, they're usually empty.

Your friends are going to the hospital to give blood. You… a) think it’s a great idea and go along to see if you can do it too. b) would like to do it. But maybe another time. c) are scared of needles. And it might hurt, mightn’t it?

Mostly a) CITIZEN 'KEEN'

Mostly c)

You’re on your way to being a perfect citizen. If everyone in your community were like you, it would be a great place to live. Well done!

It’s lucky the world isn’t filled with people like you! You really do need to think about someone other than Number 1!


it's a free country won't be long


a waste of time

couldn’ t care less

it’s a shame

thin k abou t Numb er 1


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You have good intentions, but sometimes doing the right thing can be hard work. Try harder, and don’t give up so quickly!

Marina Azar @azar/fabris

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You're on the train and get a call from an old friend who wants to have a chat. You…


True, but he or she also respects the environment. Personally, I think that’s the most important thing.


You’re driving through town at three in the morning and there’s no one about. You…


THE 4 O’CLOCK DEBATE What is a good citizen? I think a good citizen is someone who respects others and participates in society.

concerning think about doing it | a book about politics | don’t care about it nearby There’s no one about. approximately It takes about half an hour.


a) sign up straight away and start getting sponsors. b) think about doing it, but miss the deadline for the application. c) don’t join in. It’s a waste of time.

8 WRITING Read the tweet below. Then answer the question T yourself. Use a maximum of 140 characters (the limit for a Twitter message).


You’re sitting on a bus and an elderly person gets on. You…

a) make sure you find the time to vote. b) think of voting, but there’s live football on the TV. c) decide not to vote. All politicians are the same, aren’t they? 4

The council wants to close the local swimming pool. You… a) get involved in the campaign to fight the closure. b) think it’s a shame, but councils never listen, do they? c) don’t care about it. You don’t use that pool anyway.

a) stand up straight away and let them have your seat. b) look round to see if someone else will get up for them. c) stay sitting down. You’ve bought a ticket, haven’t you?

7b Share your ideas with the class.

4b SPEAKING Work in pairs. Compare your answers to the questionnaire. Did you put the same answers?


There’s some litter in the street outside your house. You… a) pick it up and put it in your bin. b) feel annoyed and kick it down the street. c) leave it there. You didn’t drop it, did you?

I think that it’s terrible not to get up for an old person on a bus. I know what you mean, but isn’t it worse to jump the lights? That could kill someone! I see your point, but if there’s no one around, surely it’s not such a bad a thing to do. Do we agree that talking on a train isn’t that serious?

4a READING Do the questionnaire. Be as honest as possible. Then check your score.

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7a SPEAKING Work in pairs. Discuss which five c) answers in the T questionnaire are the most thoughtless.

• What makes someone a good neighbour? • What makes someone a good politician? • What makes someone a good citizen of the world?

3 WARM UP Look at the photos on page 145 and guess what topics will be in the questionnaire.


You didn’t drop it, ___ ___? You’ve bought a ticket, ___ ___? All politicians are the same, ___ ___? Someone else will help, ___ ___? And it might hurt, ___ ___? Councils never listen, ___ ___? Everyone does it, ___ ___? It’s a free country, ___ ___? You can walk to the shops, ___ ___?


2 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Discuss the questions.

Active pr esentations

Helping out, getting involved, going that extra mile... We know this is at the heart of citizenship, but when faced with the real world, do we always do the right thing? Try this questionnaire and see what sort of citizen you are!


very important | quite important | not very important | not important

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confirm information | ask for agreement

How are these questions formed? | Why do we use this sort of question? | How do you confirm information in questions in your language?




6b Work in pairs. Discuss the questions.

1b Decide if each point in the leaflet is:



6a Complete the questions from the questionnaire.

votes in elections and is active in their community. obeys the law and respects authority. contributes to society, performs civic duties and pays taxes. helps other people, volunteers or gives to charity. knows about their country’s history and culture. shows consideration to others and respects their rights. has self-discipline and behaves respectfully. is responsible and protects the environment and property. is tolerant or respectful of those who are different. is active and involved when they think something is wrong. uses their skills to make a better community.


let something fall from your hand a polite way of saying ‘old’ the date or time you have to do something by accompany people somewhere go through traffic lights illegally an exchange of news with a friend

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1a CITIZENSHIP Read the leaflet below and add words related to citizenship to the lists.



Unit 11


Unit 11

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Ogni presentation consiste in una lezione basata su più abilità, che proietta gli studenti nel pieno degli argomenti linguistici. Le at tività guidano gli studenti dalla comprensione all’interpretazione e all’elaborazione personale, fondamentali per lo sviluppo della lingua al livello B2.

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Temi ricchi di contenuti offrono stimolanti punti di partenza per lezioni CLIL e progetti.


Present simple | present continuous


1 Study the rules. Present simple ★ Use the present simple to talk about daily life, describe

people and things, express preferences and give information. I get up very early on weekdays. ★ We often use adverbs of frequency such as always, usually, sometimes with the present simple. Alf usually plays tennis on Wednesday afternoons. Present continuous ★ Use the present continuous to talk about activities

that are happening at the time of speaking, or about temporary routines and habits. Rae can’t talk now – she’s working on her project. I’m drinking a lot of coffee these days.

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be used to /get used to + -ing

Comparatives & superlatives

4 Study the rules.

7 Study the rules.

Present simple

Present simple

★ Use be used to + -ing to say that something is familiar

★ To make comparatives, add -er to one-syllable adjectives

and is now routine. I am used to going to college on foot. ★ Use get used to + -ing to talk about the process of something becoming familiar. I don't find it easy to get up early, but I'm getting used to it. ★ Don’t confuse be used to + -ing with used to + base form. I used to walk to school when I was a child. (past habit / state that doesn’t happen now.) It’s a long way, but I’m used to walking to school. (an activity that is now familiar or routine.)

and some two-syllable adjectives. Put more / less in front of adjectives with two syllables or more. hotter larger more interesting ★ To make superlatives, add -est to one-syllable adjectives and some two-syllable adjectives. Put the most / the least in front of adjectives with two syllables or more. the oldest building the most expensive restaurant ★ Use (not) as … as to talk about the differences between two things. Food in my country isn’t as spicy as it is here. ★ Use fewer / the fewest (+ countable noun) and less / the least (+ uncountable noun) to compare quantities. There are fewer cars on the road. I have less free time this year. ★ Remember to use than in a comparative sentence. This sports centre is smaller than my local one.

5 CD1.03 Complete the comments below with the phrases. Then listen and check. can’t get used to drinking | get used to living | get used to speaking | ’m getting used to it | ’m not used to driving | ’m used to having

There are thousands of overseas students living in the UK. How easy is it to adapt to life in this country?

Stative verbs ★ Stative verbs describe states, not actions. We do not

usually use them in the continuous form. I understand what you are saying. ★ Some verbs can be stative or active, depending on the meaning. We’re having a great time. They both have red hair. 2 Complete each sentence with a present simple and a present continuous form of the verb in brackets.

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1 I __________ a really fantastic holiday here in Italy. Our flat __________ a super balcony with a view of the sea. (have) 2 Today we __________ different types of pizza. Mmm… this one – Napolitana – __________ wonderful. (taste) 3 I __________ these two bags are beautiful. I __________ of buying both of them! (think) 4 Dan __________ to his parents right now. He usually __________ to them on the phone on Friday mornings. (speak) 5 Nina __________ at the latest film listings. The film about deep sea divers __________ really exciting! (look) 6 Max _________ a blog about his life at college. He ________ it now. (write)


3 Work in pairs. Talk about things you're doing now that you don't usually do. I usually get the bus to college, but this month I'm cycling because the weather is nice.

8 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjective or quantifier in brackets. Add other words, such as the, than and as, if necessary.


ANYA, HOLLAND: A lot of people can’t stand the weather, but I don’t mind it. It rains quite a lot in Holland, so I 1__________________ a raincoat or an umbrella with me all the time.

1 My life in London is much _______ than in Hull. (good) 2 I don’t think this restaurant is __________ the one we went to last week. (good) 3 We fancy going swimming this weekend. Which is __________ beach in this area? (clean) 4 Trams are ___________ any other form of public transport here. (fast) 5 There are _______ cycle lanes here than in any other part of the city. (few) 6 London Aquatics Centre has ___________ swimming pool in East London. (big)

PEDRO, MEXICO: I didn’t like the food at first, but I 2__________________ now. In fact, I really love fish and chips!

PAULA, SPAIN: I’m scared of driving over here because I _____________ 3

__________ on the left. In my country we drive on the right.

FABIENNE, FRANCE: You drink such a lot of tea here! Tea’s OK, I suppose, but I 4__________________ tea with milk in it.

MARILENA, PORTUGAL: It was hard to 5______________________ English all day. At first it was really tiring. KOSTAS, GREECE: I had to 6___________________ far away from my family, but it’s fun sharing a flat with friends.

Adverbial comparisons

6 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Imagine you are in these F situations and answer the questions. You’re doing a new job

You’re living on your own

You’re living in a new town

It’s a new term after the holidays

9 Study the rules. ★ Most adverbs are formed by adding -ly to the adjective. quick ➞ quickly excited ➞ excitedly ★ When comparing with adverbs ending in -ly, use more than / the most, as for long adjectives. You eat more quickly than your brother. ★ For short irregular adverbs, such as fast or hard, add -er + than, or the + -est, as for short adjectives. He works harder than me. She runs the fastest in her class. ★ Use as + adverb + as to compare actions, in a similar way to adjectives. Billy writes as carefully as his brother.

You’re staying in another country for a few weeks

• What things are you used to doing? • What things are you getting used to doing? • What things can’t you get used to doing? I’m used to getting up early so that isn’t a problem. I’m getting used to the new computer systems at work.

1 drive / carefully 2 get up / early 3 eat / healthily

4 do / well 5 run / fast







6.00 a.m.

6.30 a.m.

7.30 a.m.

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓




1 driving skills 2 morning alarm time 3 healthy eating 4 maths marks 5 100 metres race

silver medal gold medal


4th place

Sami drives the most carefully of them all. Kim drives more carefully than Lara. Kim doesn’t drive as carefully as Sami.

Modifying adjectives & adverbs 11 Study the rules. ★ Use modifiers (much / a lot / a great deal / far / slightly / not much / a bit) to change the meaning of comparatives. Mina is much more friendly this year. This apple is slightly sweeter than that one. 12 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Make comparative sentences about the topics. Use the prompts and your own ideas.





famous people







a great deal

easy tasty interesting cheap expensive dangerous comfortable


a lot far slightly

a bit not much

I think spaghetti bolognese is much tastier than risotto.

I can’t get used to working in a very small office.


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Gr am mar br ush up → move on 34


10 WRITING Use the prompts to compare Sami, Kim and Lara. Write at least three sentences about each activity.


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Un elemento chiave per l’apprendimento della lingua al livello B2 è quello di lavorare sulle basi linguistiche che lo studente possiede per sviluppare una solida conoscenza del sistema grammaticale.

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Con chiare sezioni Brush up, Move on SURE Intermediate permette agli studenti di ripassare le strutture che conoscono ed esplorare nuovi orizzonti grammaticali. Un ripasso costante, infatti, aumenta la possibilità di apprendimento e memorizzazione.

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BrUsh up

MOvE on

Unit 1


Unit 1 Grammar Hub



4a LISTENING CD1.04 Number the photos of Imogen’s friends in the order you hear the descriptions. There is one extra photo.



1 My friend and I get on like a house on fire! We’re such good mates.

flexible modest calm hard-working generous unselfish loyal talkative warm adventurous caring patient open-minded funny organised friendly reliable polite honest

walking Wikipedia!

4 You’re a dark horse! I didn’t know you played in a

mean cold excitable selfish uncaring impatient disloyal disorganised serious unfriendly narrow-minded unreliable lazy dishonest inflexible rude arrogant unadventurous quiet prefixes

disorganised uncaring impatient inflexible

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2a Put the adjectives with prefixes in lists B and C in the correct group in Word Expander. 2b Can you think of other words that have these prefixes? They can be adjectives, nouns or verbs.


body| build

5 Alex is so two-faced. He told me he didn’t like Sam, but I saw them in town together.

green glasses thin chubby long beard slender hazel dreadlocks short skinny wavy plump curly heart-shaped tall piercing clean-shaven tattoos tied back moustache fat stud blue small round well-built slim sideburns blonde black brown pierced ears bald big medium length fringe almond-shaped average build nose



3a APPEARANCE Work in pairs. Put the words in the best category. Some words can go in more than one category. Add any other words you can think of.



6 Beth loves hanging out, dancing and having a laugh. She’s always the life and soul of the party.


7 My friend Poppy is a down-to-earth sort of person. She isn’t at all romantic or idealistic.


3b SPEAKING Work in pairs. One student describes someone in the class, the other student guesses who it is.

a) dishonest because you say one thing to someone’s face and another behind their back b) secretive about yourself c) practical and realistic d) be incredibly in tune with each other e) lively, outgoing and the centre of attention f) annoying because you think you know everything g) over-curious about other people’s business


6 SPEAKING Work in pairs. Describe someone you know. Ask and answer questions to keep the conversation going. Talk about appearance and personality. 4b Listen to each description again and answer the F questions.


disadvantage untidy impersonal inactive

1 What negative characteristics does Eric have? What are his positive ones? 2 What two special qualities does Lisa have? How is she different from Imogen? 3 What did Theo look like a year ago? What sort of personality does he have? 4 What qualities does Sophia have? Why does Imogen think she is glamorous? 5 How does Lola wear her hair? What qualities does she have?

7 WRITING Write about your best friend. Use the ideas F below. T

• Describe your best friend in three sentences. • Write about when and where you met and how you became friends. • How would your best friend describe you? • What are the good things he or she would say? • What are the bad things? • Write five activities that perfectly describe you and your best friend. For example, Sharing music on my phone with an earphone each.


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everyone’s private lives.

3 I’m not keen on Ellie. She’s a know-all. She’s a

mean ➝ generous cold ➝ warm excitable ➝ calm

dis- + organised un- + caring im- + patient in- + flexible

2 My neighbour’s such a busybody. She knows about


1c Match the adjectives in list C with opposite or near opposite adjectives in list B. Use a dictionary if necessary.




5 Read the sentences and match the idioms in bold with the definitions.

I think a friend should have similar interests. I don’t agree. You can be quite different and still be friends.

1 2 3 4


has a good sense of humour has similar interests is from a similar background can be trusted with secrets is a good listener is close in age

1b SPEAKING Work in pairs. Discuss some of your ideas. Then share them with the class.




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Costruire una consapevolezza lessicale è essenziale per il livello Intermediate: senza questa gli studenti non posso fare progressi. Oltre alle sezioni Word builder e Word expander, ogni Unit di SURE dedica una doppia pagina allo sviluppo lessicale.

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1a PERSONALITY Choose the six most important and the three least important qualities in a friend from the lists in A and B.


Unit 1


Unit 1 Word Hub Friendship


In questa sezione il vocabolario viene contestualizzato a seconda delle tematiche, e sono comprese collocations, word building, selezioni di parole nel giusto contesto, idiomi di uso comune e phrasal verbs.


Focus on exams USE OF ENGLISH •


In this section, you complete a text with eight gaps. There are four-option multiple choice items for each gap.

In this section, you complete a test with eight gaps.


2 EXAM STYLE TASK Choose the correct words to complete the website. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

a) arrogant b) adventurous c) unadventurous d) inflexible a) experience b) ordeal c) idea d) awareness a) tightest b) furthest c) flattest d) highest a) slender b) hostile c) popular d) generous a) taken b) got c) grown d) worked a) skill b) knowledge c) technique d) achievement a) acquires b) involves c) develops d) faces a) fit b) hard c) cold d) mean a) account b) introduction c) crossing d) challenge a) tackle b) measure c) make d) meet a) provide b) achieve c) build d) succeed a) winning b) growing c) tempting d) gruelling a) did b) made c) got d) set a) struggle b) difficulty c) hardship d) demand a) mild b) modest c) patient d) careless a) proposed b) impressed c) realised d) required a) support b) help c) attention d) aid a) everybody b) anybody c) nobody d) all

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3 Work in pairs. Answer the questions.


1 What kind of people is this holiday suitable for? 2 What enjoyment does the trek offer? 3 Who looks after the hikers? 4 What difficulties are there? 5 Why did the writer decide to join the trek? 6 What difficulties did the writer experience? 7 What was the guide like? 8 Do you think the writer was a suitable person for this trek? 9 Would you like to go on the Himalaya trek? Why? / Why not?

MOUNTAINS ountains cover about a fifth of the Earth’s land surface, while some very high mountains are actually at the bottom of the sea. Hawaii, 1___ example, is at the top of a volcanic mountain in the Pacific Ocean – more 2___ half the mountain is below water. Measured above sea level, 3___ highest mountain in the world is Everest, in the Himalayas, at 8848 metres. But in fact the Himalayas 4___ growing higher, at a rate of about six centimetres per year, as the Indian Tectonic Plate moves under the Eurasian Plate. This means that 5___ the last 26,000 years,


Thorung La on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. At 5416 metres, Thorung La is one of the 3___ mountain passes in the world. Offering spectacular high mountain scenery and a wealth of cultural interest as well as exciting climbing, this is one of our most 4___ tours.


All groups are led by experienced English-speaking Nepali guides who have 5___ up locally and have expert 6___ of these mountains. Group size: 1–10 people.

In this section, you have to complete a text with eight gaps. You are given the stems of the missing words and have to change them to complete the text.

Trek length: 15 days. • Read the whole text first to get an idea of the general meaning. • Then look carefully at the words before and after each gap to work out what kind of word is needed – a noun, adjective, verb, adverb. • You may need to add prefixes or suffixes, or make internal changes to the word given. You may need a plural or a negative.

*This trek is physically challenging and 7___ extended periods climbing at high altitudes. Participants should be healthy, enthusiastic and 8___ , and need to be used to long-distance trekking over rough terrain.



5 EXAM STYLE TASK Complete the text with the correct F form of the word in capitals at the end of the line.

I have been climbing mountains as an amateur in the UK for years but I was looking for a new 9___. When I saw the advert for the Thorung La mountain pass climb in Nepal I knew this was it! It would be a difficult climb, but I really wanted to 10___ it. You never 11___ anything if you don’t try, right?

MY FRIEND ELLIE This is a 1___ of my best friend Ellie. Ellie is a kind, caring person who is 100% 2___ – you know you can count on her to be there for you when you need something. She’s a really 3___ person – she never minds giving up her time to help you even when she’s very busy. She’s also a really good 4___, and I think that’s why she is so good at giving 5___. Also, you can have a really good 6___ with her on almost any subject.

I don’t say it was a bad decision, but it was a 12___ climb. The path was icy and slippery and a lot steeper than I had imagined, so we 13___ very slow progress up the mountain. As we climbed higher, the air started to get thinner and it became quite a 14___ to breathe. I had a bad cold so I had to stop every few metres to blow my nose. Luckily, our guide, Kumar, was very 15___, and helped and encouraged us up to the top. Later I 16___ that not all guides were so helpful. On the way down we came across a collapsed trekker from another group whose guide was nowhere to be seen! Kumar stopped to give him first 17___ and called the mountain rescue team to come and fetch him off the mountain. Thanks to our guide Kumar, 18___ in our group made it safely back to base. People now take extra care on this trek after severe snowstorms and avalanches killed more than 40 climbers on the mountain in October 2014.

Some people say that our 7___ reflects our character. In some ways that’s true for Ellie – for example people say her 8___ is obvious from her high forehead. In other ways it’s not true at all, though. For example, she often looks a bit untidy, which might suggest she’s a 9___ person, but actually she isn’t at all. As for clothes, her taste is like mine. She likes trendy, 10___ clothes, but she isn’t afraid to look different.

Jake Oswald


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HIMALAYA Are you an 1___ young adult aged 18–30 looking for an unforgettable 2___? Join one of our groups trekking over



• Read through the whole text to try to get a general understanding before you fill in the gaps. This will help you to find the missing words.

4b EXAM STYLE TASK Complete the text with one word in each gap.


where the holiday is | what kind of holiday it is | how long the holiday is.

Focus on exams o

4a Work in pairs. What facts do you know about mountain living conditions?

1 Scan the holiday website and find out...


on exams USE OF ENGLISH •


• Read through the whole text quickly first in order to get a general idea of what it is about. • The word you choose needs to fit the meaning of the whole sentence, not just the words immediately before and after the gap.


Focus on exams USE OF ENGLISH • Focus

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Innanzitutto, con la particolare enfasi in Fluency and Accuracy, SURE Intermediate prepara concretamente gli studenti ad ottenere le certificazioni linguistiche internazionali. Inoltre in tutto il corso sono presenti esercizi strutturati sulle tipologie d’esame. Per una preparazione intensiva, SURE Intermediate


the Himalayas 6___ risen about 1.5 kilometres. Mountain living conditions can 7___ harsh. Anyone who has 8___ climbing or skiing knows that weather conditions in the mountains change 9___ rapidly. Sudden storms are common and in a 10___ hours, temperatures can drop 11___over 20°C to below freezing. Obstacles 12___ as rocks, glaciers and forests can also make travel 13___ difficult or dangerous to undertake regularly. As a result, people 14___ live surrounded by mountains may feel a 15___ isolated from the world around them.

KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS READING & USE OF ENGLISH Part 4 In this section, you read a sentence. Then you have to transform it into a different sentence with exactly the same meaning. You are given a key word to use. There are six sentences. • Think of what different grammatical structure or expression is needed in the second sentence to give the same meaning as the first. • Look carefully at the words before and after the gap, and the word in capitals, to decide details like what the verb tense should be and whether it is singular or plural.

6 EXAM STYLE TASK Complete the second sentence with F two to five words so that it means the same as the first. Use the word given in capitals. 1 2 3 4 5 6



The last time I saw Vikram was in January. I have _________ January. Rae has thrown her old school books away. Rae has _________ her old school books. The butter in the fridge is almost finished. There _________ butter in the fridge. It isn’t necessary for Daisy to go to every class. Daisy _________ to every class. Mr Thomson is the history teacher. You know his daughter. Mr Thomson, _________ the history teacher. We came here at 9 a.m. and an hour later, we’re still waiting for Tessie. We _________ for Tessie for an hour. Ollie cycles to work every day so he doesn’t mind it any more. Ollie has _________ to work. All my previous bikes were slower than this one. This is _________ ever had.

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offre 24 pagine (8 pagine ogni due moduli - Reading, Listening, Use of English e Writing) appositamente mirate all’esercitazione per sostenere l’esame per il nuovo First Certificate. Come se ciò non bastasse, esercizi extra, suggerimenti e ulteriori aiuti sono disponibili all’interno del Workbook e online.






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LITERATURE, CULTURE & CLIL How digital is your life?

What sort of holiday do you prefer?




• vita quotidiana negli Stati Uniti

• arte moderna

• il turismo nel Regno Unito

All the world’s a stage

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright, poet and actor, was probably the greatest writer in the English language. His 38 plays include King Lear, Henry V and Romeo and Juliet. In his comedy As You Like It, Rosalind and her cousin Celia flee the court to find safety in the Forest of Arden. There they meet some memorable characters including the melancholy Jaques, a philosophising nobleman. In one famous speech, Jaques compares a man’s life to a theatrical play in which he plays different roles as he grows older.

• inquinamento degli oceani

1 Work in pairs. Read the introduction and discuss the questions.


• British humour

2 Read the first five lines and find all the words connected with the theatre. 3a CD3.25 Read and listen to Jaques’ speech. Complete the seven roles that people play in the different stages of their lives.


SURE Intermediate DISCOURSE FEATURES Student’s Book presenta Viewpoints – brevi Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints • Viewpoints 1 filmati con giovani come protagonisti Sharing a house or living alone? WHAT DID THEY SAY? che esprimono Wendy & Michael Eva & Jack Cornelius & Ellie Nick & Maddie le loro opinioni How digital is your life? in conversazioni WHAT DID THEY SAY? HOW DID THEY SAY IT? fresche e spontanee. yeah 1 DVD Watch and circle the person’s opinion.

1 “I’m used to other people being around… so I prefer to live in a house.” W / M 2 “When you’re in a house… everyone expects you to always want to be sociable.” W / M 3 “The house I’m in now because we came together randomly… as opposed to living with friends, if someone’s in the kitchen, you chat… but you don’t have to.” W / M 4 “I think I’d prefer housemates. I definitely would.” W / M

1 DVD Watch and circle the person’s opinion.

I only got Facebook a year ago. Old photos online are not a good idea. I gave up Twitter because I had nothing to say. Twitter is OK, but not for trivia. Instagram can make you envious.

11 You are invisible if you’re not on Facebook. 12 I missed a birthday because I didn’t see a notification. 13 I wish people would actually make a call. 14 I obsessively check and swipe my phone. 15 I find a lot of information online.

W / M W / M W / M W / M W / M EV / J EV / J EV / J EV / J EV / J C / E C / E C / E C / E C / E

GLOSSARY | FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out Pret A Manger = a popular sandwich bar chain

1 asking a question 2 agreeing and adding a point 3 agreeing

4 DVD Certain nouns and pronouns are often used to speak generally. Watch the clips and see them in action. 1 you 2 we 3 people 4 they 5 guy 6 everyone TALK 5 DVD Watch the Small talk clips. …or what have you. | To be honest… | Massively | The thing I don’t get is… |


1 Why does Wendy like WhatsApp and Skype? 2 What does Michael say people use Instagram for? 3 Wendy mentions a person who has become famous on the Internet. What has the woman done?

6 Work in pairs. Which points in exercise 1 do you agree / disagree with? Share your ideas with the class.

2a Read the questions below then watch the conversations again. Note your answers. 1 Why does Michael prefer to share a house with other people? 2 Why does Wendy think living with other people can be difficult?

4 Why did Eva originally decide not to join Facebook? 5 Why do Jack and Eva both dislike Timehop? 6 In Eva’s opinion, how do Instangram and Facebook give a false picture of somebody’s life? 7 In Cornelius’ opinion, what happens to people if they aren’t on Facebook? 8 Cornelius and Ellie say they are always on their iPhones. What do they do on them?

2b Work in pairs. Compare your answers. Did you remember the same information?

How to survive in the Australi

HOW DID THEY SAY IT? 3 DVD Watch the clips and see expressing opinions in action. 1 always thought… 2 But at the end of the day… 3 I think I’d prefer… 4 especially for me 5 In my experience… 6 but then again… 7 But I think it just depends.




a solid off-road • You must choose If you’re four-wheel-drive car. know how it hiring it, ensure you to check the works. Don’t forget tyres. fluids, electrics and be a car • You don’t have to need to be able mechanic, but you s, like change to do basic car repair a wheel. some basic first• You should know first-aid-kit. aid and take a good

4 DVD Watch the clips and see agreeing in action. 1 I know, I absolutely agree… 2 Yeah, of course, yeah. 3 Cool, good, yeah. 4 I actually I have to agree with you. 5 I don’t understand that at all. 6 Yeah, quite!

TALK 5 DVD Watch the Small talk clips. SMALL

in reality | It’s disgusting! | I might as well have… | horror stories | That was fun!

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fast. And slow • You mustn’t drive a dust cloud down when you see a vehicle. ahead – it may be ted. Visibility will be restric if you feel tired. • You shouldn’t drive two hours. Take a break every horn to alert • You must beep your the road. Hitting an animal or bird in accident. You them can cause an this could shouldn’t swerve, as roll over. make your vehicle

WHAT DO YOU THINK? 6 Work in pairs. Discuss which person you agree with most.

from As You Like It Act ll scene vii

t was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these

1 Work in pairs. Read the introduction and discuss these questions.

satchel school bag | furnace hot oven | oaths angry expressions | woeful sad | pard (archaic) leopard | belly stomach | capon fattened male chicken | saws (archaic) wise sayings | hose (archaic) leggings, tights | shank leg | sans (French) without

feeling unhappy and writing poetry about a woman swearing, getting angry and fighting giving his judgements and opinions crying and being sick speaking in a weak, high-pitched voice going slowly to school in the morning, carrying his bag being unable to see things or eat properly

4 Work in pairs. What other parts can people play in today’s world? What do they do? Make notes. A university student gets up late, goes to bed late, gets into debt

Have you ever seen a film or read a book about Frankenstein? Who were the main characters? What can you remember about the story?

2a CD3.26 Read and listen to the extract from Frankenstein and complete the summary using the words below. black wrinkled ambition beautiful muscles work arms change body lifeless worked candle wet one o’clock legs

During a 1____ November night Frankenstein finally saw the result of all his 2____. First, he anxiously prepared to animate the 3____ creature lying on the ground. Then at 4____ in the morning, by the light of a 5____, the creature’s eye opened, it breathed and moved its 6____ and 7____. It was difficult for him to describe his emotions. He had worked so hard to create a 8____ being. However, instead you could see the 9____ and arteries under the yellow skin, and although the creature had lovely 10____ hair and white teeth, these contrasted with its watery eyes, 11____ skin and straight lips. Unexpected events may transform our lives but human feelings can 12____ even more dramatically. For two years Frankenstein had 13____ at bringing life to a dead 14____, making himself sick and tired. It was something he had wanted passionately, but now he had achieved the 15____, it filled him with disgust.

GLOSSARY behold (literary) see | extinguish put out (a light or flame) | convulsive sudden, violent (movement) | delineate describe | wretch miserable person | luxuriance (literary) abundance | dun sandy brown | infuse fill | ardour (literary) passion

2b Work in pairs. Compare your answers. Show your partner the parts of the extract that helped you make your choices. 3 Work in groups. Discuss the questions. 1 Why do you think the novel has the subtitle ‘the Modern Prometheus’? 2 Why do you think Frankenstein wasn’t satisfied with the results of his experiment? 3 If the creature is made of human parts, does that make it human? Do you think it will think and feel in the same way as a human being? 4 What kind of future would a similar sort of creature have in today’s society? Emma, Jane Austen in the Cloud Book


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Estratti dai classici della letteratura inglese e Americana, nello Student’s Book.

interessanti documentari sulle vite degli autori, i loro contesti storici e background culturali... racconti accattivanti capaci di stimolare interesse. • Shakespeare, A Theatrical Life • Poets and Revolutionaries • Oxford, City of Writers What to take and do

50° Celsius in better pack plenty the shade, so you’d lot! You can only of water. I mean a without water. survive three days a but you should carry • It sounds crazy, it’s minus 10° wool blanket, too. When appreciate it. Celsius at night, you’ll spare two fuel, • You must take extra kit, spare keys, tyres, a spare-parts , plastic bags, a long-handled spade and flares, a hat, a a signalling mirror e phone. detailed map and satellit vehicle is your best • After water, your down or gets friend. So if it breaks leave it. It offers stuck, you mustn’t find than a lone shade, is easier to bush, and when human being in the you’re saving water! you aren’t walking,

• Temperatures reach

Shorts reading di noti testi letterari realizzati creativamente. • extracts from Emma, Jane Austen • the poem Bat, DH Lawrence • extracts from The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

people your route • Don’t be shy! Tell t to reach your and when you expec destination.

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luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips. The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.


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One last thing…

Studying - digital or traditional? Are humans too dependent on computers? • Use a smartphone or tablet video camera. • One person is the director / camera operator. • The other two students discuss one of the questions. • Speak for about two minutes. • Upload your videos to a class website. Vote on the best opinions.

• Literature


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or, The Modern Prometheus The summer of 1816 was cold and wet. Three young friends were stuck inside their holiday villa near Lake Geneva. They spent their days telling each other ghost stories and discussing one of the hot topics of the time: galvanism. Was it possible to bring a dead person back to life using electricity? The friends were the poets Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his 18-yearold wife Mary, the daughter of the radical philosopher William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the first feminist writers. Within a year Mary had turned her story into a novel, and Frankenstein’s monster was born!

Shakespeare, A Theatrical Life in the Cloud Book

survival expert

4 Why does Madeleine think it’s important to live with other people? 5 Who does Madeleine share a house with? 6 How does Nick suggest guys can be difficult to live with?

2b Work in pairs. Compare your answers. Did you remember the same information?

• Literature •


GLOSSARY mewling crying | puking being sick | whining complaining |

a) b) c) d) e) f) g)



• educazione civica

3 Would Wendy prefer to live on her own or with housemates? Why?

7 Is Jack living alone or sharing a house? Why does he like it? 8 What happened to Jack when he was house sharing at university? 9 In Eva’s opinion, what kind of people are good at living on their own?

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Use these initials: Wendy = W, Michael = M, Eva = EV, Jack = J, Cornelius = C, Ellie = E, Nick = N, Maddie = MD

Viewpoints aiuta gli studenti a passare dallo stato di osservatori a quello di


9 “I’ve done both. I’m living alone at the moment and it’s very nice to have my own space.” EV / J 10 “You want that safety, you want that community, but then again you get so much drama when you’re living with people.” EV / J EV / J 11 “There’s an art to living with people.” 12 “I take out the bins in my flat all the time. Nobody does it… And I’m just… that’s me taking out your bins!” EV / J


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protagonisti, concentrandosi sulle abilità e le strategie fondamentali del livello B2.



5 “I’m not very tidy, learning to clean up my mess so other people don’t come home to my dirty dishes.” N / MD 6 “Girls are actually worse than boys with cleanliness.” N / MD 7 “A big group of guys living together will just sort of forget about the mess.” N / MD 8 “It’s important to learn to respect other people’s spaces.” N / MD


I’m a dinosaur. | Absolutely!

2a Read the questions below then watch the conversations again. Note your answers.

Gli studenti vengono invitati a riflettere sugli aspetti caratteristici della lingua inglese parlata naturalmente, come ad esempio la ripetizione, 174 l’esitazione, le strategie di correzione, l’essere d’accordo e il non esserlo e le tecniche di facilitazione.

3 DVD Yeah is used more than 40 times! Watch the clips and see yeah in action in three different ways.

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It’s weird not to be online. Facebook is good for keeping in touch. Too much of Instagram consists of stupid pictures. Instagram is good, but not for everyday food. You can find work opportunities on the Internet.

1 I______ 2 S______ 3 L______ 4 S______ 5 J______ 6 P______ 7 S______ C______

• diritti umani • comprensione interculturale


JAQUES  All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

3b Match the seven roles with the things they do.

Which other plays by Shakespeare can you name? Have you ever seen a performance or film of a Shakespeare play? Have you ever read any?

Unit 4


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• Literature •

SURE Intermediate Student’s Book presenta una ricca varietà di temi di Civiltà e CLIL integrati in tutto il corso.

• l’entroterra australiano • British TV

Viewpoints offre agli studenti un’opportunità unica di avvicinarsi all’inglese in tempo reale e con gli accenti della lingua viva.



• come spendono i loro soldi • l’intelligenza gli studenti britannici degli animali • profili di imprenditori • la scienza nei film americani di fantascienza

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Alla fine della lezione video gli studenti potranno filmare le loro brevi conversazioni.


PLUS MORE WORK ONLINE ON CULTURE BOXES con informazioni e curiosità culturali dal mondo anglofono, integrati a tematiche CLIL.


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• Student’s Book & Workbook (con codice di accesso a SURE CLOUD su Helbling e-zone)

• Teacher's Book + 3 Class Audio CDs + Interactive Book for Whiteboards (con codice di accesso a SURE CLOUD su Helbling e-zone)


Come funziona?


Nello Student's Book & Workbook si trova il codice personale, che permetterà di accedere a tutte le risorse e attività disponibili per ogni livello di SURE. Basterà poi andare su, registrarsi (o semplicemente utilizzare il login, se si è già registrati per un altro prodotto Helbling) e inserire il codice personale.

• DVD worksheets (per le video-stories)

• E-reader Con 3 storie illustrate interattive per ogni livello e registrazioni audio.

• BES/DSA worksheets

• Online Training Attività interattive in modalità self-study.

• Wordlists

· Pronunciation · Video activities · BES/DSA activities · Extra Practice (attività del Cyber Homework in versione interattiva self-study.) • Cyber Homework Attività interattive per la classe virtuale. • Projects su tematiche di civiltà e CLIL.

• Test & Resources (Testbook + Testbuilder CD-ROM)

• Cloud Book Con ascolti e video-stories (contenente le Wordlists dello Student's Book in versione interattiva).

· Listening for Communication & Exams

SURE comprende e integra un ventaglio di contenuti sia cartacei che digitali. Questa varietà di elementi è riunita in un’unica semplice soluzione: SURE CLOUD. SURE CLOUD è il tuo Student’s Book & Workbook con in più un’intera piattaforma ricchissima di attività e risorse didattiche.

• Extra worksheets di grammatica, vocabolario e comunicazione • Answer Keys

TEACHER'S BOOK + 3 CLASS AUDIO CDS + INTERACTIVE BOOK FOR WHITEBOARDS DVD-ROM Scritta dai noti autori Terry Prosser e Sarah Seven la Guida Insegnante presenta una vasta gamma di idee pratiche e di suggerimenti utili ad un'ottimale pianificazione delle lezioni. È corredata da 3 Class Audio CD che offrono oltre 3 ore di ascolti.

TEST & RESOURCES (TESTBOOK + TESTBUILDER CD-ROM) Il Testbuilder CD-ROM in versione editabile risponde alle esigenze reali dei docenti, con l'offerta di test sia di tipo Basic che di livello più elevato Progress Plus e Exam Test. Contiene oltre due ore di ascolti.

L' I n t e r a c t i v e B o o k f o r W h i t e b oa r d s DV D - RO M comprende le video-stories, vox pops, documentaries e, in SURE Intermediate, Viewpoints e Literary shorts.

tutti gli ISBN sono scaricabili dal sito

Che cosa trovo online, accedendo come studente? SURE CLOUD include: • Cloud Book La versione interattiva del tuo Student’s Book & Workbook, dalla quale potrai accedere a tutti gli audio e alle video stories con un semplice click o al tocco dello schermo, svolgere le attività, ricevere il feedback e aggiungere le tue note. • E-reader Tre racconti inediti per ciascun livello, magnificamente illustrati. • Online Training Risorse ed attività interattive per la modalità di accesso “studente individuale”. Comprende: · Ascolti per gli esami · Ascolti per la comunicazione · Pronuncia · Video activities (per documentari e vox pops) · Tutti gli esercizi del Cyber Homework in modalità self-study · Attività per BES/DSA


• Cyber Homework Attività interattive assegnate da un insegnante a una classe virtuale. Allo scadere della data fissata dall’insegnante vengono forniti i risultati e il feedback. Questa area comprende anche i Culture & CLIL Projects su tematiche sociali e di civiltà, nell’ambito dei quali è possibile creare collegamenti ad altre risorse come siti web e files e condividerli con l’insegnante e la classe





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Posso accedere da tutti i miei dispositivi? Certo! SURE CLOUD è compatibile con Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android e Linux.

Posso sincronizzare i dati salvati? Sì! Dopo aver aggiunto le tue note al Cloud Book o svolto gli esercizi, i dati vengono automaticamente salvati in modo che al prossimo accesso tu possa trovare la versione aggiornata, indipendentemente dal dispositivo utilizzato.



SURE è uno strumento di lavoro efficace in classe

Secondaria di Secondo Grado che si rivolge agli studenti nativi digitali di oggi.

e crea al contempo le basi per un apprendimento autonomo anche fuori dalla scuola.

SURE offre contenuti coinvolgenti e aggiornati,

SURE garantisce una partenza adeguata per ciascun livello: il sillabo prevede un ripasso approfondito del livello precedente, apportando stimolanti elementi di novità.

integrati nell’ambito di un sillabo grammaticale in linea con il Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento e con gli esami Cambridge English (Key, Preliminary e First) e Trinity (ISE Foundation, I e II).

SURE è il risultato di una vasta ricerca svolta grazie al continuo contatto con docenti e studenti.

• Heads-up grammar

sostiene gli studenti nell’acquisizione della lingua

• Communication focus

colloca la comunicazione al centro della lezione

SURE CLOUD • Cloud Book • Online Training • Cyber Homework

• Brush up, move on

per costruire su basi già acquisite

• Accuracy

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per il consolidamento delle strutture

• Fluency

per la fluidità della comunicazione

• Natural language

linguaggio accessibile e al tempo stesso autentico

• Culture dossier

sei tematiche per la classe di oggi


sezione ricca di tematiche e ambiti disciplinari

• Lively vocabulary per trovare le parole giuste • 21st century media

risorse digitali facili da usare

• Videos & documentaries & vox pops


per portare in classe la lingua viva

• Syllabus, CEFR and competences

una solida struttura di riferimento basata sulle skills

• Exam training

prepara gli studenti agli esami fin dall’inizio

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