Insight -pre-intermediate Unit 8 Vocabulary And Grammar

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       Complete the sentences with the noun forms of the adjectives in italics. 1    My parents are very patient, but I have absolutely no ___________________ .2    Some students in our school are violent, but the teachers have said that they’re not going to tolerate any ___________________ .3    Studies say that confident people find it easier to achieve success, but too much ___________________ can also stop you from being successful.4    Our teachers said she can give us a test to see how intelligent we are, but I don’t believe in ___________________ tests. 5    My sister is a brilliant piano player and she’s only five! Her ___________________ was clearly visible at a piano competition she recently won. 6    It’s important to have the support of people who love you when you don’t succeed in something. Many people don’t understand the ___________________ of this. 7    The twins aren’t different from each other – I can’t tell the ___________________ between them!8    Emmanuel Jal’s country wasn’t independent, so he joined the army to fight

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        Complete the sentences with the words below. There are two words that you do not need. achieve     change     find     make   put     rise     solve     takeBecome the greatest!-    If you want to be successful, you have to 9)___________________ to every challenge.-   You won’t 10)___________________ any goals if you don’t 11)___________________ your mind to it. -    Don’t give up if you’re not successful right away. It always takes time to 12)___________________ progress. -    Nobody can 13)___________________ the world, but you can learn how to do things differently.-    14)___________________ advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Don’t leave them for other people.

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        Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past perfect tense.Cheating in schoolGina Davis was shocked when she got the call from school. The teacher 15)___________________ (tell) her that her daughter 16)___________________ (cheat) in a test. What was even more shocking was the fact that her daughter was only eight! ‘Before this 17)___________________ (happen), I 18)___________________ (talk) to my daughter about cheating,’ says Gina. ‘I 19)___________________ (explain) what it meant to cheat and why it was wrong.’ Young children don’t understand the difference between right and wrong in the classroom. ‘Before they 20)___________________ (start) school, most kids 21)___________________ (already / cheat) when playing games and 22)___________________ (understand) that it was wrong. But it’s difficult for them to then apply that understanding to school situations,’ explains child psychologist Barbara Rey. ‘This 23)___________________ (not / be) a problem before they 24)___________________ (introduce) exams and testing,’ says Davis. ‘Now every child is feeling the pressure to get the best grades.’ 

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        Rewrite the sentences with used to in the correct form.25.    When I was younger, I played a lot of tennis. I don’t do it now._______________________________________________________________________________________26.    When my mum was at school, they never cheated in tests and exams._______________________________________________________________________________________27.    I never liked PE lessons in school._______________________________________________________________________________________28.   Did you go to a lot of football matches when you were a kid?_______________________________________________________________________________________

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       Match the words below to definitions 1–8. There is one word that you do not need. civil servants     president     government     capital     election     monarchy     economy     politician     empire  29.    the most important city or town in a country ___________________30.    people who are employed by the government, but don’t make political decisions ___________________31.    the wealth and resources of a country ___________________32.    the process of selecting a person or group of people for a position by voting ___________________33.    a group of countries ruled by one person or government ___________________34.    the leader of a republic ___________________35.    a country ruled by a king or queen ___________________36.    a person who works in politics ___________________ 

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    The given answer is a correct statement that implies that during the time when the speaker's mother was in school, cheating was not a common practice. It suggests that cheating was not prevalent or accepted during that period.

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    The given answer is correct because it accurately reflects the speaker's past dislike for PE lessons at school. The phrase "didn't use to like" indicates a habitual dislike in the past, suggesting that the speaker had a consistent negative attitude towards PE lessons during their time in school.

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    This is a correct answer because it is a repetition of the original question. It maintains the same structure and wording, but changes it into a statement.

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    The given answer "election" is correct because it matches the word provided in the question.

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    Monarchy is a form of government where a single ruler, usually a king or queen, holds all the power and authority. In a monarchy, the ruler inherits their position and often has absolute control over the government and its policies. This system has been prevalent in many countries throughout history, with different variations such as constitutional monarchy or absolute monarchy.

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    A politician is a person involved in politics, typically holding or seeking a position in government. They are responsible for making decisions and implementing policies that affect the society. Politicians often campaign for public support, engage in debates, and work towards achieving their political goals. They play a crucial role in shaping the governance and policies of a country or region.

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