UNIT 1 Getting the Message Across
UNIT 2 The Happiest Days of Your Life?
Self-Assessment Module 1
UNIT 3 Extra! Extra!
UNIT 4 Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
Self-Assessment Module 2
UNIT 5 The Science of Life
UNIT 6 The Art of Entertainment
Self-Assessment Module 3
UNIT 7 Born to Win!
UNIT 8 Respect!
Self-Assessment Module 4
UNIT 9 Another Day, Another Dollar
UNIT 10 Our Planet, Our Home
Self-Assessment Module 5
Key to Translation Exercises
Tapescripts for Student's Book
Key to Extended Coursebook
Tapescripts for Extended Coursebook
Suggested Answer Key
1 Refer to Tapescript Section —— Unit 4, Ex. 30 Sample Interview
2 A: Travelling is much easier of course, but that's not to say that travelling was reQIly very much more difficult fifty years ago, After all, it's not as if fifty years ago the main means of transportation was the horse and cart! Air transport existed and so did cars, buses and trains, all the means of moving from place to place that we take so much for granted today Only space travel hadn't yet developed, but that can hardly be termed public transport at present in any case. The real difference lies in the speed of travel today, I suppose. We can move very rapidly from one place to another, which makes travelling far less exhausting now than it was.
B: And not only that. Don't forget that travel for fun has become accessible to millions of people whereas fifty and more years ago it was only for the rich. Travel has become cheap and the mass tourist industry has developed, which means that there is no difficulty or danger involved in having a holiday abroad. Travel agents will take care of all the details concerning the trip and accommodation at your destination, while the journey itself is likely to be smooth, fast and comfortable. I don't think we should forget that in the past, prior to the advent of the package tour, there were fewer airports and those that did exist were relatively small. It was considerably more difficult to travel then.
A: Yes, of course, it's easy to forget that. Road systems have become much more developed, too which makes travelling long distances by road quicker and more convenient than it used to be.
3 B: It depends how you like to travel and what sort of person you are. if you are the type of traveller who enjoys your independence, then it is unlikely that you will want to have any company at all whether good or bad, but I think most people enjoy having at least one or two companions, if not a whole group. In this case, it is really important that you should be able to get along with them. After all you are likely to have to spend some days or weeks in their company and it can be very unpleasant ifyou are unable to find some sort of common ground. I don't mean to say that by good company you should be surrounded by amusing, witty people, but simply people who are congenial to you.