Gateway B1+ Unit 8 Use Of English + Reading

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  • 1. 

    A    Jay    I’ve    always    been    a    film    fan    and    I    love    all    types    of    film,    from    horror    to    romantic    comedy,    from    modern    animations    to    black-andwhite  Hollywood    classics.    However,    I’d    never    seen    a    3D    film    until    I    went    to    see    Alice    in    Wonderland,    directed    by    Tim    Burton.    I    know    3D    films    aren’t    new    –    the    technology    has    been    around    for    a    long    time.    In    fact,    my    grandmother    told    me    about    her    experience    in    the    1980s    of    going    to    see    Jaws    in    3D.    She    had    to    wear    strange    cardboard    glasses    with    one    red    plastic    lens    and    one    green    plastic    lens!    But    anyway,    Alice    was    my    first    experience    of    3D    and    I    have    to    say    it    was    disappointing.    I    was    expecting    something    dark    and    different    from    Tim    Burton’s    version    of    the    classic    Alice    story,    but    actually    I    thought    the    3D    treatment    made    the    film    seem    childish    –    like    a    cartoon.       B    Molly   I’m    glad    that    my    first    3D    experience    was    Alice    in    Wonderland,    because    it    showed    me    both    the    good    and    not    so    good    aspects    of    3D    films.    I    went    into    the    cinema    with    a    great    sense    of    expectation.    Alice    in    Wonderland    has    always    been    one    of    my    favourite    books    and    I    knew    that    the    crazy    world    Alice    finds    herself    in    after    falling    down    the    rabbit    hole,    would    be    an    ideal    subject    for    3D    effects.    I    was    right    –    the    special    effects    created    incredible,    surreal    scenes    with    a    mixture    of    real    actors    and    animations.    The    colours    were    brilliant    and    I    felt    I    could    reach    out    my    hand    and    touch    the    people    and    objects,    like    I    was    right    inside    the    world    of    the    film    itself.    It    was    magical    and    really    brought    the    book    to    life    for    me    –    I    loved    the    whole    experience!       C    Karim    I    thought    Tim    Burton’s    interpretation    of    the    story    was    a    bit    weird.    In    this    version    of    Alice    they    extended    Lewis    Carroll’s    original    story    to    include    a    part    about    Alice’s    life    as    a    young    teenager    in    the    'real'    world    of    Victorian    England.    That    part    wasn’t    in    the    book    and    here    I    felt    the    3D    treatment    was    unnecessary.    It    was    quite    appropriate    to    the    fantasy    world    where    Alice    finds    herself    after    she    falls    down    the    rabbit    hole,    but    not    to    the    ‘real’    world    of    Victorian    England.    It    would    have    been    a    nice    contrast    if    only    the    scenes    that    took    place    in    the    fantasy    had    been    in    3D.    Actually    the    3D    glasses    annoyed    me    because    they    made    some    of    the    film    look    very    dark.    For    scenes    where    the    characters    were    inside,    I    had    to    keep    taking    my    glasses    off    to    see    what    was    going    on!             D    Jonas     I’m    definitely    in    favour    of    3D    technology    and    I’ve    seen    some    wonderful    3D    films    at    the    cinema    –    the    hugely    successful        Avatar    was    probably    my    favourite.    However,    not    all    films    work    so    well    in    3D    and    I    don’t    think    it    should    be    used    indiscriminately,    only    if    it    really    adds    something    to    the    story.    I    think    in    Alice    in    Wonderland    it    was    appropriate    as    it    really    gave    the    audience    a    sense    of    entering    into    that    world    of    dreams    and    fantasy    where    anything    is    possible,    that  Alice    finds    herself    in    Wonderland.    The    3D    treatment    also    worked    well    with    the    characters    who    were    created    from    real    actors    then    digitally    enhanced.  It    was    a    very    creative,    unusual    film.        

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  • 4. 

    Match the comments (1–6) to the people (A–D). You can choose the people more than once. For me 3D is not an appropriate treatment unless there’s a real reason for using it.

    Explanation
    The comment states that the person does not believe 3D is an appropriate treatment unless there is a valid reason for using it. Therefore, it can be inferred that the people who made this comment are C, D, Karim, and Jonas.

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  • 5. 

    I don’t think the 3D treatment made the film seem very adult.

  • 6. 

    I thought the film was charming and beautiful visually.

  • 7. 

    I found wearing the 3D glasses distracting.

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person named Karim found wearing the 3D glasses distracting. This implies that Karim had an experience where wearing the 3D glasses caused a distraction for him.

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  • 8. 

    I discovered 3D films quite late.

  • 9. 

    I was really looking forward to seeing Alice in 3D.

  • 10. 

    Read the opinions again.  Are these statements True (T) or False (F)? The technology for producing 3D films is very recent.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the technology for producing 3D films is not very recent. 3D films have been around since the 1950s, with the first 3D feature film being released in 1922. Over the years, advancements in technology have improved the quality and accessibility of 3D films, but the concept itself is not new.

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  • 11. 

    3D glasses now are the same as they were in the 1980s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because 3D glasses have evolved significantly since the 1980s. In the 1980s, 3D glasses used red and blue lenses to create a stereoscopic effect. However, modern 3D glasses use polarized lenses or active shutter technology to create a more immersive and realistic 3D experience. These advancements have greatly improved the quality and comfort of 3D glasses compared to those used in the 1980s.

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  • 12. 

    This film version of Alice in Wonderland used only animated characters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This film version of Alice in Wonderland did not use only animated characters.

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  • 13. 

    Tim Burton’s version of the story is unusual.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tim Burton's version of the story is considered unusual because he often incorporates dark and gothic elements into his films, creating a unique and distinct visual style. His storytelling is often characterized by quirky and eccentric characters, fantastical settings, and a blend of humor and darkness. Therefore, it can be inferred that the statement "Tim Burton's version of the story is unusual" is true.

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  • 14. 

    Part of the film is about Alice’s life outside Wonderland.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there is a part of the film that focuses on Alice's life outside of Wonderland. This implies that the film explores different aspects of Alice's life, not just her adventures in Wonderland. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 15. 

    Avatar is a popular film in 3D.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Avatar is a popular film in 3D. Since Avatar is indeed a popular film that was released in 3D, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 16. 

    Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using the word given. Use between two and five words. ‘Don’t forget your phone charger,’ Jay said.     ME Jay ……………………………………………….…………………………… my phone charger.

    Correct Answer
    told me not to forget
    Explanation
    Jay told me not to forget my phone charger.

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  • 17. 

    ‘I phoned you before,’ said Gemma.    ALREADY Gemma said that she …………………………………….………….…………………………… me.

    Correct Answer
    had already phoned, 'd already phoned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already phoned, 'd already phoned". This is because Gemma is referring to a past action of phoning before the current conversation took place. The phrase "had already phoned" indicates that the action occurred before a specific point in the past, while "'d already phoned" is a contraction of "had already phoned" and is also used to refer to a past action. Both options convey the same meaning in this context.

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  • 18. 

    ‘Write your answers on the board, Maria,’ the teacher said.   TOLD The teacher ……………………………………………….………………… answers on the board.

    Correct Answer
    told Maria to write her
    Explanation
    The teacher instructed Maria to write her answers on the board.

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  • 19. 

    ‘Did you know the answer, Marcos?’ the teacher asked.    IF The teacher asked Marcos ………………………………….…………………………… the answer.

    Correct Answer
    if he had known, if h'd known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if he had known, if h'd known". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the teacher is asking Marcos if he knew the answer at that specific point in the past. The phrase "if he had known" is used to indicate a hypothetical condition in the past, while "if h'd known" is a contraction of "if he had known". Both phrases are grammatically correct and convey the same meaning in this context.

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  • 20. 

    ‘Who made this pizza?’ asked Dave.    HAD Dave asked who …………………………………………………….…………… the pizza.

    Correct Answer
    had made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had made" because it is the past perfect tense of the verb "make". In the sentence, Dave is asking about the person who made the pizza in the past. The use of "had made" indicates that the action of making the pizza occurred before the time of Dave asking the question.

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  • 21. 

    ‘You must listen to this track!’ said Gina.     SHOULD Gina said that I ………………………………………………….……………… track.

    Correct Answer
    should listen to that
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should listen to that". This is because the phrase "You must listen to this track!" is a suggestion or recommendation, and the modal verb "should" is commonly used to express advice or obligation. Therefore, Gina is advising or suggesting that the person should listen to the track.

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  • 22. 

    ‘Don’t use your skateboard on the road,’ said my dad.     ME My dad ……………………………………………….…………………………… my skateboard on the road.

    Correct Answer
    told me not to use
  • 23. 

    ‘I may go and see the performance on Tuesday,’ said Andrew.    MIGHT               Andrew said he ……………………………………………….…………… the performance on Tuesday.

    Correct Answer
    might go and see
    Explanation
    The sentence given in the question is reported speech, where Andrew is stating his intention to go and see the performance on Tuesday. The correct answer, "might go and see," accurately reflects the reported speech by using the modal verb "might" to express possibility and the verb phrase "go and see" to indicate Andrew's intention.

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