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 Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 

 Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus 

Upper-intermediate

English File upper-intermediate 3rd edition front cover This section of the web is the support area for students at Upper-Intermediate level at Idiomes Henley. We are currently using «ENGLISH FILE Upper-intermediate 3rd Edition» 


The files below [pdf files] include extra grammar practice for each file in your Student's Book. (You will find the answers in a separate pdf at the end of the list).

After every two Files there is a two-page Revise & Check section revising grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation together with a reading and a video-listening activity (remember you can find the video on your DVD).

Answer Key

Mini Grammar focuses on smaller grammar items. Find below an activity to have more practice on it. (You will find the answers in a separate pdf at the end of the list).

These are the answers to the listening exercises that you will find in your Workbook. Remember you can find the audio files together with the audioscripts in your DVD (iChecker section)

  • a) He's successful
  • b) 2- talking too much
  • c) 1- bus, on foot or he walked   2- three months   3- Modern Languages   4- hotel, a month   5- three   6- Japan   7- make phone reservations   8- right skills
  • a) 1- Ages   2- spirits   3- Egypt   4- power   5- Middle Ages   6- trees   7- Great Plague   8- sneezing
  • Speaker1 - press a towel on the wound, stitches  
    Speaker2 - a broken leg / put snow around the leg  
    Speaker3 - her friend hit her head and lost counsciousness / lay her on her side, use coats to keep her warm  
    Speaker4 - a nosebleed / pinch the soft part of the nose  
    Speaker5 - her friend was choking / hit her hard on her back
  • a) She's optimistic
  • b) 1- F   2- F   3- T   4- F   5- F
  • a) 2- Hong Kong   3- Manila   4- Palau
  • b) 1- a   2- b   3- b   4- c   5- a   6- c
  • a) Speakers 2 and 3
  • b) Speaker1 - on the beach or by the pool  
    Speaker2 - historical novels; on public transport  
    Speaker3 - academic books and web pages; in his room or at the library  
    Speaker4 - detective stories; at the gym  
    Speaker5 - children's stories; in bed
  • a) A thunderstorm
  • b) 1- Australia   2- Because paragliders have no engine   3- -50 degrees C   4- hailstones the size of oranges   5- lightning   6- about half an hour   7- 65 km from where she had taken off   8- an hour   9- China   10- No, he didn't
  • a) 1- South Pacific   2- their ankles   3- Bristol   4- were arrested   5- the US   6- Golden Gate Bridge   7- American television   8- too long   9- double
  • a) 1- sleeping   2- smoke alarm   3- the bedroom   4- matches, lighters   5- hot oil   6- close   7- towels   8- nose, mouth   9- cleaner   10- pets, possessions
  • a) unwell, selfish - D;   helpful, critical - M;   stubborn, insincere - not used
  • b) Ella says that Max's mum complains that she hasn't got any sharp knives.
    Ella says that if Max's dad isn't happy, then he expects everyone else to make sure that he's all right.
  • a) C It describes a new treatment for Alzheimer's patients.
  • b) 1c 2c 3a 4b 5c
  • a) C What we should and shouldn't eat and drink.
  • b) 1 caffeine 2 fat 3 late 4 light snack 5 water, bathroom 6 milky drink 7 liquid, quickly
  • a) 1 kitchen 2 (high) street 3 car 4 kitchen 5 work
  • b) Speaker 1 D Speaker 2 A Speaker 3 B Speaker 4 E Speaker 5 C
  • a) 1. They are both method actors. 2. They have both won an Oscar.
  • b) 1 b 2 b 3 a 4 c 5 a 6 c
  • a) Speaker 1 B Speaker 2 F Speaker 3 E Speaker 4 A Speaker 5 D
  • b) 1F 2T 3T 4F 5F
  • 1 the weather forecast
  • 2 1987
  • 3 a weather presenter
  • 4 a hurricane
  • 5 he said there wasn't going to be a hurricane
  • 6 190 km per hour
  • 7 18
  • 8 15 million
  • 9 in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • 10 on Youtube
  • a) Two - Caller 1 and caller 5
  • b) 2 the owner of the ticket was a 61-year-old woman
    3 If the Staceys don't pay the money back, they'll spend 11 months in prison
    4 Caller 1 says that the Staceys used the money to pay off thier debts
    5 Caller 2 compares finding the lottery ticket to finding some car keys
    6 Caller 3 thinks that the couple should have given the ticket to the manager of the supermarket
    7 Caller 4 says that the couple had a legal obligation to return the ticket
    8 Caller 5 feels some sympathy towards the couple
  • a) Speaker 1 Prague Speaker 2 Vancouver Speaker 3 Buenos Aires Speaker 4 Melbourne Speaker 5 Hong Kong;
  • b)1 F 2 C 3 B 4 A 5 E
  • a) 1- smoke detector (right picture) 2- glasses (bottom left picture) 3- ear thermometer (top left picture)
  • b) 1 poisonous gases 2 level of sensitivity 3 scratch 4 new substance 5 measure the temperature 6 reduce the amount
  • a) 1 c 2 b 3 c
  • b) 1 Bertie
    2 write with his right hand when he was left-handed
    3 his brother, Edward
    4 1925
    5 by filling his mouth with marbles
    6 at his own office
    7 10 months
    8 because he wanted to marry a divorced American woman
    9 his therapist Mr Logue
    10 he called the King 'Your Majesty', which he had previously refused to do

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Phrasal verbs

Here is a downloadable pdf with some of the most common phrasal verbs.

Download the Phrasal Verbs A-Z - [pdf file]

See the following extracts from the pdf file

account for something

  • to explain
  • to give an explanation for something

Well, how do you account for the fact that there's £20,000 missing?
There's a lot of money not accounted for.

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call something off

  • to cancel

We had to call off the meeting because the manager was on a trip.
No one told me you'd called it off. I came all the way from Barcelona!

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