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Unformatted text preview: UNIT Dreams come true TOPIC PREVIEW n Look at the contents page of a magazine. Then answer the questions and circle the supporting information on the magazine’s contents page. 64; “I'm living my dream. and Geogr ap 81‘ I'm getting paid to do it!” Today it seems that more and more people are turning their hobbies into their careers. World Geographer talks to three people who have done it. Find out hm— and learn how you can. too. 27 Dog Days: Extreme winter dogusledding adventures Come along with World Geographer as we race on snowy wilderness trails commanding a sled pulled by a team of dogs! Dressing for the Cold it's hard to enjoy winter activities when you're freezing cold. World Geographer has some hot tips to help keep you warm this season. Erik Weinhenmayer: The first blind person to reach the top of Mt. Everest He dreamed of doing it. and he turned his dream into a reality. How did he do it? What's he doing now? Interviewer Todd Gibson talks to Erik and gets this remarkable man's story. STAT: Real Heroes at Work Save the Animals Today (or STAT) is a new animal protection group with very dedicated workers. See what people give up to work there. and discover the kinds of adventures that are all in a day's work for these heroes. 36 Days of Darkness There are places in the Arctic Circle where the sun doesn't rise for 67 days in the winter. Read what it's like to live without sun for over three months. 53 Due North! A new kind of vacation— Here's an agency specializing in trips to the North Pole. See what they offer and find out how to make your reservations. 1. Which article gives advice about staying warm in winter weather? 2. Which article might be interesting to people who enjoy exciting sports? 3. Which article might be interesting to people who like to travel? 4. Which articles probably tell about a person’s goals in life? 5. Which articles probably tell about people’s jobs? Read the conversation. Answer the questions. Mandy: Hi, Bob. What's new? Bob: Hey, Mandy. Well, I gave notice at the office yesterday. Mandy: Really? But I thought you liked your job. Bob: It's OK, but I couldn‘t really see myself doing it for the rest of my life. I decided it was time to try something new. Mandy: That was a big decision. Now what? Bob: Well, my last day at the office is next Friday. After that I'm going to start working on what I've always wanted to do: open my own business. Mandy: Way to go! You know, I could really see you as a business owner. 1. Is Bob still working at his office job? 2. Did Bob choose to leave his job? 3. Did Bob expect to work at his office job for a long time? 4. Does Mandy think that Bob's career change is a good idea? a Complete each conversation. Circle the letter. 1. A: I'm going to open my own business. 3: I could see you doing that. 3. You’ll be a great business owner. b. It really surprises me. 2. A: How's your job at the bank? 8: Didn’t you hear? I gave notice. a. I’m starting a new job on Monday. I). Now I have a better job there. 3. A: Guess what? Believe it or not, I quit my job today. 8: Way to go! 3. That's great news. You hated that job. b. Sorry to hear that. You loved that job. 4. A: Hey, have you heard about Scott? He got married to Marcia last month. 8: Really? He'd been thinking about asking her for a long time. a. Do you think he's going to take the plunge? b. What made him decide to take the plunge? a What About You? Answer the questions in your own way. 1. What are some reasons to give notice at a job? 2. Have you ever considered changing your career or course of study? Why or why not? 3. What job do you see yourself doing in ten years? 2 UNIT 1 LESSON 1 Read each conversation. Then check all the statements that are true, according to the conversation. More than one statement can be true for each conversation. Conversation 1 Melanie: I'm considering going back to school. Jeremy: Really? What are you thinking of studying? Melanie: Well, I'm not sure. A college near my house offers classes in business administration. I could take classes after work. Jeremy: You know, you really should. A business degree could really open up a lot of opportunities for you. D 3. Melanie is thinking about enrolling in business classes. [:1 b. Melanie has decided on a new career in business administration. [:1 c. Melanie hasn't signed up for classes yet. E] d. Melanie has already been accepted into the school. Conversation 2 Julia: I've always wanted to take up golf. Mike: Really? So what's stopping you? Julia: Well, money, for one. It's an expensive sport. [:1 3. Julia has wanted to quit playing golf for a long time. [:1 b. Julia has wanted to play golf for a long time. E] c. Mike asks why Julia stopped playing golf. E] d. Mike asks why Julia doesn't start playing golf. Conversation 3 Dave: I heard you're looking for a new career. Jen: Yeah. Actually, I'm thinking about marketing. Dave: That would be a big change. Jen: I know. Frankly, changing jobs is a little scary. Dave: Well, if you ask me, you should go for it. Life is short! D a. Jen is a little afraid of changing her career. E] b. Jen is not afraid of trying a new career. 1:] c. Dave thinks that Jen should keep her old job for a few more years. [:1 d. Dave thinks that Jen should try a new career. Dreams come true 3 a Look at the ads and messages on the bulletin board. Then use the words in the box to complete the sentences. There may be more than one correct answer. COMB/1? ll‘JlTY BULLL; i IN BOARD o 0 0 mm mt BIUC Drawn L“. Kwon Du (lubi Want. to change jobs? Check out our website: I . . 7 ’llr'L NUMBER }Wrm w" W“ “"" ” ‘ “ careerchange.com wrc —- ..-.-- -- .- NAM‘ mruNl NUMHLR Amber Mlchaels 555-0988 d 0 Not sure what to Nee to make mone " . . 55- :74 1- do with your life? Sfeve T"me s —— Trill (r: .v (arc-pr counselor Hotel WOTKEYS wanted! 'v'i‘i 454‘) ‘J/e' (Ell‘l hr'lri you o Flexib|e hours_ Good pay. nmh' 'r puma-m lllt‘ Mirna“. , Call this number: Ballroom dancmg 555.3943. Ask for Joe. 0 ln'ginm'rs’class Basic computer classes. 0 O llml'wvlwi'h _- 6-week come. no dance experience) Our professional instructors Tuvsdnys and Thursdays Having trouble passing Win “3‘” Y0“ ""Y'hing ul 7:00 in lhe your university entrance you used to know!_ Morning and evening sz-r Gymnasium "3"“? Not «me ted ' i L051“ dog. ' ' 9 '"° 3 .- classes available. 3 P’Ogram or school? ‘3 Don't give up! Carlton | k d wh‘t . [5 M an . 9 Test Prep will reach you Answer; to the . is V‘ " ReWard. wim- uk a Ca“ Julie Check us out on the web: a a E ‘2 :2 of 555-0251. www.carltontestprep_¢om 3 3 E) 3 " a '5 apply for enroll in sign up for take up decide on rejected by switch to 1. The Blue Dragon invites people to a Tae Kwon Do club. 2. People interested in working in a hotel should call 555-3948 in order to a job. 3. People interested in learning basic computer skills can a computer class. 4. Carlton Test Prep might be helpful for people who've been a school or program because of low test scores. 5. The ballroom dancing class is for people who want to dancing. 6. People who want to a different job should look at the website www.careerchange.cgm. 7. People who can't whether to go to school or work can call 555-4545 to ask for advice. UNIT1 Put the words and phrases in order to make correct sentences. Use the present perfect. 1. consider I you I ever I going back to school Have you ever considered going back to school ? 2. ignore / never I Harry I his father's advice 3. the student I not / decide on I still / a career 4. sign up for / one course / so far I they 5. think about / a career in politics I never I I recently / switch to I a new career I Jerry medical school / already I be accepted to I she take up I lately I you I any new hobbies ? 599.“? ask / he / her to marry him ltwice 10. ever I they I talk about I their plans for the future ? E Challenge. Look at Abby and John’s list of things to do this year. A 0/ means that the activity is done. Write sentences about Abby and John’s activities. Use verbs in the present perfect and the words in the box. To-Do List Task Who will do it? Done? buy a computer Abby and John sign up for cooking lessons John travel to Montreal Abby and John / apply for a new job Abby / get a pet Abby and John / (yesterday!) go to visit her parents Abby / plant a flower garden Abby enroll in a Spanish class John travel to Mexico City Abby and John / take up golf John I already just lately once recently so far still twice yet Abby has done six things on their list so far. Abby and John have not bought a new computer yet, Dreams come true 5 a What About You? Answer the questions in your own way. 1. What is something that you've done recently? 2. What is something that you’ve never done? 3. What is something that you haven’t done yet but that you're planning to do? LESSON 2 m Read the e—mail. Underline the verbs in the present perfect. Circle the verbs in the present perfect continuous. File Edit Format Tools Help Actions Dear Mom and Dad, Well, I've arrived safely. and I‘m in my hotel room in Torino. Italy. I still can‘t believe I‘m here. My dream is finally about to come true! I‘m going to skate in the winter Olympic Games! For as long as I can remember I‘ve been dreaming of competing in the Olympics. I’ve worked so hard for thisl I've been training for this day since you took me to my first lesson when I was four years old. I know you and dad have given up a lot for me to be here, too. My skating lessons have been expensive, but you have never complained. Everyone has supported me. I know you will all be watching the competition on TV—you've been watching me compete since I first started skating. I hope that I do well so I can make you proud. Your loving daughter, Tracy m Complete the e-mail response from Tracy's mother. Use the present perfect continuous for unfinished actions, except with stative verbs. Use the present perfect for finished actions. File Edit Format Tools Help Actions Dear Tracy. Your lather and l are so proud of you! Since you were a little girl. I M that you would (I. know) become a great skater one day You —Ik about skating in the Olympics Since we bought (Lu l you your first pair of ice skates. I know that sometimes ice skating ____k _. like a lot of work, l3.seem) lnjunes —— you slow down a law times. but you ______ your goal. And now (4. make) is. not forget) your dream is finally a reality. We _(6_‘m_ you grow from a child to the amazing athlete and .VII C beautiful person that you are today. Over the years. we __(7_’_ you wm. lose. and try again. .30! No matter what happens in Tonno. we'll be proud of you [USl like we _— for so many years. l3.bel Love always. Mom 6 UNIT 1 Check the sentences that are grammatically correct. Mark the incorrect sentences with an X and rewrite them, using appropriate verb forms. 1. [X] Since I started reading Madan Kataria’s book, I've been believing in the health benefits of laughter. Since I started reading Medan Ka+aria's book, I've believed in the heahh benest of laughter. 2. I] I’ve had an interest in sculpture for many years. 3. [:1 The government has considered making changes to the law. 4. E] My kids have been seeing that movie at least five times. 5. E] The group has been working on the project for over a year. 6. [:1 Since 1965, Robert De Niro has been acting in more than 75 films. 7. E] We’ve thought about moving, but we really like our neighborhood. 8. Cl The International Red Cross has helped people all over the world. 9. E] I’ve traveled around Italy for the past few months, and I'm loving every minute of it. What About You? Complete the questions with the present perfect or present perfect continuous. Then answer the questions in your own way. 1. What is one accomplishment that you (achieve) in the past? 2. What is one activity that you (do) for a few years? 3. What is one thing or activity that you (be) interested in for a long time? 4. What's one thing that you (love) since you were a child? 5. What's one important lesson that you (learn) in your life? Dreams come true 7 LESSON 3 m Complete the conversation. Circle the correct word in each pair. Actually, it’s something I've always wanted to do. It’s been my (1. lifelong / short—term) You know, it's easier than you think. First you need to (3. set / fulfill) goals for yourself. So now you're finally going to (2. realize / set) your goal. That’s great! I don't think Well, in my case, instead of worrying about my (5. long-term / short-term) goal of buying a house, I started small. I focused on (6. short-term / long-term) goals to save Nick: Did you hear I‘m buying a house? Angie: A house? When did you decide this? Nick: dream to own my own home. Angie: I’ll ever save up enough money for a house. Nick: Then you just need to (a. take / realize) steps to achieve them. Angie: But houses around here are so expensive. It's discouraging! Nick: small amounts of money. I set goals that I could achieve in a few weeks. Angie: Like what? Nick: Like bringing a lunch from home instead of eating out. You'd be surprised how fast little things like that add up! a Read the biography of Antonio Banderas. Antonio Banderas Born in Malaga. Spain. Antonio Banderas's goal in life was clear from a young age—to become a professmnal soccer player. When Banderas was fourteen years old. however. he broke his foot. and the injury prevented him from playing soccer again While his foot was healing. Banderas attended a play at a local theater and was fascinated. In fact. after seeing that one performance. Banderas set a new goal for himself: to become an actor He enrolled in acting school and then ioined a local theater group. However. his parents disapproved of these activities. They wanted a more traditional career for their son. Nevertheless. Banderas refused to be discouraged. For five years. Banderas traveled all over Spain with the theater group. With little financial support. the actors often performed on the street and were sometimes given a hard time by the police or by drunken audiences. After moving to Madrid. Banderas received his first big break—an inVitatiOn to star with the country’s top actors in the prestigious National Theatre of Spain. Banderas was soon noticed by Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodévar. who asked Banderas to play a part in his comedy Labyrinth of Passron, In the next few years. Banderas and Almodovar made four more movres together. and Banderas began to attract attention around the world. In I992. Banderas acted in his first American movre. The Mambo Kings. At the time. the actor spoke very little English. However. determined to play an English-speaking character. Banderas signed up for intensive English lessons. He learned his lines for the mowe phonetically. memorizing the sounds of the words without actually understanding many of them. Although the film was only moderately successful. Critics praised Banderas's heartfelt performance. Since that first awkward experience. Banderas has become a Hollywood star. Now more fluent in English. he has played a wide variety of characters. acting in adventure films. dramas. comedies. and family mOVies. Never afraid to take risks With his acting, Banderas continues to seek challenging roles, 8 UNIT 1 Now read each statement. Check me or false, according to the article. PPS-“N? 6. Banderas took steps to achieve his goal of playing an Antonio Banderas has realized his dream of becoming a soccer player. Banderas’s childhood dream was to be an actor. Banderas signed up for acting classes. Banderas's parents supported his dream of becoming an actor. Banderas’s short-term goal when working with The National Threatre of Spain was to learn English. true false [I] DECIDE El DEEDS English-speaking character. in On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph about Antonio Banderas's dreams and the steps he took to achieve them. LESSON 4 Complete the conversation with words from the box. There may be more than one correct answer. ability Interviewer: Mr. Rowland: Interviewer: Mr. Rowland: Interviewer: Mr. Rowland: . experience knowledge training Thank you for coming in today, Mr. Rowland. Tell me about yourself. I have three years' working as a restaurant manager. 1 While working at this position I've received in safe food handling and preparation. I also have extensive of gourmet food and wine. That's great. Do you have any in the travel industry? ‘. No, I haven’t actually worked in that industry. But I have the s. to plan events for large groups of people. And I’ve attended several seminars on customer satisfaction, so I've had a lot of in customer service. That’s a plus. The to understand customers’ needs is important 7 in this business. Another qualification that we're looking for is s. of foreign languages and culture. Can you speak any languages besides English? Yes. I’m fluent in French and Spanish. At my last job, I worked at a restaurant with many foreign guests. So I have a great deal of serving people from other countries. Dreams come true 9 m A cover letter is a letter of introduction to a possible employer. It accompanies your resume. The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and obtain an interview. Read the cover letter. January 30, 2008 Hamid Kohn, Director of Human Resources Kate Beckham Associates 1 Park Avenue, 5th floor Miami, FL 33132 Dear Mr. Kohn: I am writing in response to the advertisement in The Morning Sun, dated January 20, for an open position for an administrative assistant. [ have enclosed my resumé showing my education, experience, and background. I have over five years of experience in the field of office management, most recently as an administrative assistant. My education includes studying in a bilingual (English- Spanish) office management program. My language abilities would be particularly useful in a bilingual office such as yours. As my current position requires a great deal of work on the computer, 1 am very experienced with office software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. in addition, I have taken college courses in computer graphics. Using these skills, I have been responsible for preparing sales presentations and marketing material. I have also been responsible for scheduling meetings and events for small and large groups and for organizing files and correspondence for our department. 1 would like to set up an interview to further discuss my qualifications and your company's needs. I am available to meet at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, W Kristen Dean Now complete the sentences about Kristen Dean using information provided in the cover letter. There may be more than one correct answer. 1. Kristen Dean has experience 2. She has training in 3. She has the ability to 4. She has knowledge of 10 UNIT 1 Grammar Booster fl Read each sentence. Write c if the sentence is correct or! if it is incorrect. Fix the incorrect sentences. 9939999."? .5 .° 11. I understand _ . . . _ I ‘ that this IS a difficult time for many employees. The secretary remembers that she left the file on Mr. Johnson's desk. Are you having a few minutes to discuss our plans for the project? John is knowing your brother because they went to school together. I'm going to visit my travel agent today. I'm thinking of taking a vacation. This bag is really heavy. How much is it weighing? We're having steak for dinner. Would you like to join us? I’m believing that it's important for family members to live near one another. Mary is looking at photographs of her wedding. This sauce is tasting a little too salty. What are you cooking? Something is smelling wonderful. '3 Complete the sentences with the simple present or present continuous of the verbs in parentheses. 1. A: B: 2. A: 3” 9??? >99 .3? 9‘ >929}??? Are these photos of your grandchildren? Yes. My oldest daughter (have) two sons, and she (have) another one in the spring. I read that the average newborn baby (weigh) between three and four kilograms. How heavy is Hannah? : I don't know. The nurse (weigh) her now. I (see) Julia in the hallway. Want me to get that file from her? No, don’t bother. I (see) her after lunch. We have a meeting at two o’clock. The food here is delicious. They (have) a lot of great seafood dishes on the menu. I don't feel like seafood tonight. I (have) a salad. My parents (think) I watch too much TV. Mine do, too. They (think) about getting rid of our television. Did Anne think this sauce (taste) different? I'm not sure. She (taste) it now. : What are you doing? I (look) at a photo of my brother's new house. It (look) beautiful! What About You? Answer the questions in your own way. Write complete sentences. 1. What are you having for dinner tonight? 2. What are you thinking about doing this weekend? 11 Dreams come true Writing: Write a cover letter Step 1. Prewriting. Clustering ideas. Look at the idea cluster below. On a separate sheet of paper. create your own idea cluster about your experience, knowledge. training, and abilities. Write ideas in circles and expand each new idea. [EFF BROCKMAN work independently an editorial board of college newspaper @ "mm" knowledge @ work well . . VP! in groups write articles "mlng 55 words per for local “Pawn” @ minute newspaper wrote weekly some d ' 9 ’92 In column for college attended journflism from newspaper design WII'MS' Loyalton workshop newspaper layout University with computer software Step 2. Writing. Imagine that you are responding to a newspaper advertisement for a position that interests you. On a separate sheet of paper, write a cover letter. Use some of your ideas from the idea cluster. Use the cover letter in Exercise 18 as a model. Step 3. Self-Check. Did you state why you are writing the letter? Did you explain why you are a good candidate for the position? Did you say what you want to happen next? Did you thank the person? Did you write any sentence fragments? DDDDDD Did you use correct verb forms? 12 UNIT 1 ...
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