Unit 10: Security

1. Here are four headlines with ambiguous meanings. Expand them in two ways: first to indicate the intended meaning, then to Indicate the unintended ambiguous meaning. POLICE FOUND SAFE UNDER BLANKET PASSENGERS HIT BY CANCELLED TRAINS RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE POLICE SHOOT MAN WITH KNIFE ANSWER 1. Intended meaning: Police officers have found […]

Unit 9: Responsibility

1. Imagine you were the judge for these cases. What would your punishment be? abandoning thirty-five kittens in a forest on a cold night calling a police officer ‘a pig’ constantly annoying neighbours by playing very loud music speeding near a school. ANSWER If I were the judge for the above mentioned cases, my punishment […]

Unit 8: Image

1. Finish these exchanges by completing the responses. I’ve lost my keys. (You/leave/ at home). My laptop’s been stolen. (You/lock/office door.) She says she didn’t get my email. (You/sent/wrong address). He doesn’t know about the new office opening hours. (He/read/memo). Someone’s opened my private email. (You/tell/anyone/your password.) I’ve lost that document I was working on. […]

Unit 7: Creativity

1. What sort of creative design do you like, for example, buildings, everyday objects, works of art, clothes? I like the creative designs of works of art. They are composed or made with keen creativity. Normal observations can’t decipher the real meaning of such arts. The abstract paintings have a number of hidden meanings. Emotions, […]


1. Where would you normally find the following in a department store? women’s clothes restaurants cosmetics furniture food hall famous brands-watches, jewellery, and bags How does a department store decide what to put on each floor? ANSWER women’s clothes: 1st and 2nd floors restaurants: near the top of the store cosmetics: ground floor, near entrance […]

Unit 5: Challenges

1. Which of these do you think are the most impressive feats of human endurance? Why do people attempt these kinds of challenges? Tanya Streeter, world champion freediver, who can hold her breath under water for more than six minutes and dive more than 170 metres without the aid of artificial breathing gear. Ed Viesturs, […]