Touchstone 3

Touchstone 3
Unit 7
Lesson A Circle of friends
freak: a thing, person, animal or event
that is extremely unusual or unlikely and
not like any other of its type
organize: to plan or arrange something
keep in touch with: to communicate or
continue to communicate with someone
by using a telephone or writing to them
1 Getting started
1. Jen plays in a rock band that’s really
hot right now, …
2. Nina is an interesting woman who
sits across from me at work.
3. Angela / She’s a new friend I met
through Mike.
2 Grammar A
Note: ( ) indicates that the pronouns can be
1. I have a friend who / that calls me a
lot to talk about her problems.
2. I made some new friends at a club
that / which organizes hiking trips
and things like that.
3. My best friend has a guitar (that /
which) she bought from a rock star.
4. I know someone who / that has a big
party once a year for all his friends.
5. I have a really interesting friend
(who / that) I met at my health club.
6. I found this cool Web site that /
which helps you find your old
school friends.
Lesson B Dating
write back: to reply to someone's letter
(it) turned out (that): [= turn out to] to
hung out: to spend a lot of time in a
going out: to have a romantic and
happen in a particular way, or to have a
particular result
place or with someone
usually sexual relationship with
get along: have a good relationship
settle down with: to start living in a
signed up : to arrange to take part in
immediately: now or without waiting or
work out: to happen or develop in a
place where you intend to stay for a
long time, usually with a partner
an activity
thinking about something
particular way
long-distance relationship: people’s
break up: to end a personal or business
moved away: to go to a different place to
came back: to return to a place
attend: to go officially and usually
relationships travel a long way, or
separated by a long distance
live or work
regularly to a place
1 Building vocabulary and grammar
1. Steve and Anna grew up …
2. After they graduated, …
3. But the long-distance relationship
didn’t work out, …
4. When Steve was 35, …
5. He discovered that …
6. When they saw each other, …
1. Steve and Anna grew up in the
same town.
2. Steve and Anna started going out.
3. Anna went away to college.
4. Steve and Anna decided to break up.
1 C
along: get along
away: go away, move away
back: come back, fly back, write back
down: settle down
up: break up, grow up, sign up
out: go out, hang out, turn out, work out
2 Grammar A
1. It’s more fun to go out with someone
you know than to go on a “blind date.”
2. If you don’t get along well with your
boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s family, your
relationship won’t work out.
3. It’s good to date a lot of different
people before you settle down with
one person.
4. After you break up with someone,
you should try and stay friends.
5. You should never go back to
someone you’ve broken up with.
6. If you want to meet someone, it’s a
good idea to sign up for a class.
Lesson C
They’re probably just busy.
weird: very strange and unusual,
sort of: in some way or to some degree
ignore: to pay no attention to something
stressed out: (adj.) worried and anxious
annoyed: (adj.) angry
unexpected or not natural
or someone
nosy: always trying to find out private
irritating: making you feel annoyed
socialize with: to spend time enjoying
incredibly: extremely
look forward to: (+ing) to feel happy
things about other people
yourself with other people
and excited about something that is
going to happen
1 Conversation strategy
1. My neighbors are a little bit
unfriendly. Maybe they think
they’re better than everybody
2. The people next door go to bed
kind of early. They sort of get
annoyed when I have parties.
3. The people across the street are
always looking out of their window.
They seem a little nosy. (I guess)
they don’t have anything better to
do (I guess).
4. The guy above me plays the drums
a bit too loud. It gets kind of noisy.
5. One of my neighbors is always
coming over. It’s irritating, in a
way. I think she’s probably just
2 Strategy plus A
1. c
2. a
3. d
4. b
5. e
3 Listening and speaking A
1. friendly 2. demanding 3. strict
3 B
1. It’s nice to see her friendly
2. He makes the class fun.
3. He’s really good at explaining
Lesson D Old friends
reunion: an occasion when people who
have not met each other for a long time
meet again
• supervisor: a person whose job is to
supervise someone or something
• figure out: to finally understand
something or someone after a lot of
• profitable: making or likely to make a
subscriber: someone who subscribes to a
original: not the same as anything or
registered: to put information about
launch: to begin something such as a
product, service or organization
anyone else and therefore special and
someone or something, especially a
name, on an official list
plan or introduce something new such
as a product
lose touch: to stop communicating with
visitor: someone who accesses a web site
chaperone: an older person, especially a
stumble onto: to make a mistake, or to
someone, usually because they do not
live near you now
on the Internet
woman, who goes with and takes care
of a younger woman who is not
married when she is in public
pause unexpectedly when speaking
fork over: to pay or give money for
science-fiction: stories about life in the
something, especially when you do not
want to
future or in other parts of the universe
1 Reading
1. False. Gina remembered Ray
because he was her first love.
2. True
3. True
4. False. You have to become a paying
member to contact friends. OR You
have to subscribe to the site and
become a member. It costs $36 a
5. True
2 Speaking and listening A
• loses the other’s address or phone
number, has children, changes jobs
/ changes schools, has a fight.
1. Don’t know
2. Yes
3. No
2 C
1. He has a lot to do at work now. /
He got tired of parties and clubs. /
He got busy with other things, like
writing songs.
2. His friend got married. / His friend
just had a baby. / His friend doesn’t
have time for running or socializing
3. It wasn’t working out. / They were
just very different people.
Vocabulary notebook
1. go, move
4. go, come
2. eat, work
5. sign, grow
3. come, get
6. fall, settle
• wake, get
• hang, go
• break, meet
• stay
• show, sign
• go
• wake, get
• eat
• grow
• work
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