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Skills – Unit 3

Now, test yourself on everything you’ve learned in this unit! Go back to the individual lessons if you need to revise a bit more.

– James.

Lesson Contents

Recognise different words about art, literature & entertainment

Look at the vocabulary, and match the words to the definitions below.

From the lesson: Talking about the media you love.

Use art, literature & entertainment verbs in multiple present tenses

Read the sentences and add the missing verbs. Use the present simple, continuous or present perfect forms. Good luck!

From the lesson: Talking about the media you love.

Use expressions to give your opinions about art, literature & entertainment

Match the answers that give opinions to the questions in this quiz.

From the lesson: Talking about the media you love.

Form sentences using the past simple and continuous

Choose the correct form of the verbs to complete the past sentences. The tenses will either be past simple or past continuous.

From the lesson: Mastering the past.

Form sentences using the past perfect

Select the correct version of the past sentences in this quiz. The tenses will either be past simple or past perfect.

From the lesson: Mastering the past.

Change past active sentences to passive

Read the active sentences then form their passive versions using the words below.

From the lesson Mastering the past.

Pronounce +ed three different ways

Choose the correct pronunciation of the regular verbs.

From the lesson My busy schedule.

Extract information from a short biography

Read the short biography below and decide if the audio statements are true or false.

From the lesson: One artist, one passion.

Charles Dickens, 1812-1870

Charles Dickens was possibly the most famous English writer. During his lifetime, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity. He is now considered a literary genius because he created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters, despite only writing 24 novels.

Charles Dickens, 1812-1870
Charles Dickens, 1812-1870

He was born in 1812 in Portsmouth, England. His father was a clerk, but due to the family’s extreme debt, he was sent to prison in 1824 when Charles was just 12 years old.

After his father was sent to prison, Charles was forced to find a job in a factory that made boots. During his time at the factory, he edited a weekly newspaper and wrote short stories in his spare time. Thanks to Charles’ success, he was able to leave the factory and go back to school.

Charles was an advocate for women’s rights to education, and even built a school for women that 100 people graduated from.
Charles’ most famous character was Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. The story is so famous that over 25 film adaptations have been made!

Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870 of a stroke. He was buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey. Thousands of mourners came to pay their respects at the grave and throw in flowers.


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