World Pass

World Pass
Unit 1
What’s the Story?
Lesson A The story of my life
1. A: What’s his story?
B: He says he was at home watching TV
when the robbery occurred.
two police officers talking about a
2. A: I don’t want to hear any more stories out
of you, young man!
B: But it’s true! I didn’t eat all the cookies. I
a parent or grandparent talking to a
little boy at home
3. A: what’s the magazine’s cover story this
B: The Olympics. The Games are big news
right now.
two friends talking about the latest
issue of a magazine
4. A: How was the movie?
B: The special effects were excellent, but the
story was too predictable.
a fiend asking another friend about a
movie he/she has just seen
3 an article or report in a newspaper or
4 the events in a book, movie, or person’s
1 an alibi
2 a fabricated description of events
1 Vocabulary Focus C
suspect (N): someone who may have
committed a crime
verify (V): check to see if something is true
inconsistent (adj): not staying the same in
behavior or quality
alter (V): change
conflicting (adj): describes beliefs, needs,
facts, etc. that are different and opposing
make up (a story) (VP): to invent something
(to fool someone)
go after (VP): pursue an idea
cover (V) a story: report a news story
publish (V): to prepare and print a book,
newspaper, magazine, article, etc so that
people can buy it
go over (VP): review
interpret (V): analyze (to get the meaning)
piece together (VP): figure out what
figure out (VP): to finally understand
something or someone after a lot of thought
criminal (N): someone who has committed a
1. inventing something (to fool someone)
making up
2. review
go over
3. figure out what happened piece
4. analyze (to get the meaning)
5. changing
6. report a news story
7. pursue an idea
go after
8. check to see if something is true
1. What is the “Everybody Has a Story” booth
and how does it work?
It’s a booth on the street where
people come to tell stories and record
them. They bring another person and
interview them.
2. What is the story booth’s purpose?
To save our day-to-day experiences
for people in the future to study.
1. Year she stared working in café
2. What she did in the café in the 50s
worked in the kitchen, cleaning, filled
in wherever they needed help
3. What she wasn’t allowed to do
serve the customers directly, eat
4. What she does in the café now
owns the café, eats lunch there every
3 Language Focus A
journalist (N): a person who writes news
stories or articles for a newspaper or
magazine or broadcasts them on radio or
1. The sentence ”My father worked as a
journalist…” tells us that Clive’s father is
still / no longer a journalist.
2. The sentence ”I’ve also worked as a
journalist…” tells us that Clive is still / no
longer a journalist.
3. The sentence ”I worked for CNN…” tells us
about a specific point / non-specific time in
Clive’s work history.
4. The sentence ”I’ve reported from countries…”
tells us about a specific point / non-specific
time in Clive’s work history.
5. The sentence ”I’ve seen a lot of exciting
situations” tells us that Clive is talking about
a repeated action / something that
happened once in the indefinite past.
6. The sentence ”I haven’t decided yet.” shows
that the present perfect + not yet is used to
talk about things that have not happened
before now / happened at a specific time in
the past.
Interviewer: Today’s guest is Mr. Clive Edward.
He ___________
graduated (1. graduate) summa cum
laude from Brown University in 1991. today
he is an award-winning journalists for the
XPTV Network. How long ______
have you
worked (2. work) as a reporter?
Clive: More than fifteen years.
Int: Mr. Edwards, what __________
has been (3. be) your
most memorable experience to date?
CE: I ________________
have gone after (4. go after) many
stories in my career, but the one about the
international space station __________
has been (5. be)
the most memorable. In fact, I’m still covering
that story as it continues to develop.
Int: You _______
visited (6. visit) some dangerous
places in 1990.
CE: Yes, I did. I often ______
went (7. go) to war
Int: _____
Did you ________
choose (8. choose) where you
would be assigned?
CE: No, I just _____
went (9. go) wherever I was told.
Int: ______
felt (10. feel) scared on
Have you ever _____
the job?
CE: Of course. Just last year a bomb
exploded (11. explode) near me. That
was (12. is) terrifying.
Int: ______
been ( injured?
Have you ever ______
CE: Fortunately, no. I’m happy to say I ______
never ______
been (14. be) hurt at all! It’s amazing
considering some of the things I’ve done to get
a story!
Int: Yesterday you _____
won (15. win) the “Courage
in Journalism” award. Congratulations!
CE: Thanks.
4 Speaking A
haunted (adj): (of a ghost) to appear in a
place repeatedly
ignore (V): to pay no attention to something
or someone
thumping (adj): very big or impressive
investigate (V): to try to discover all the
facts about something, especially a crime or
a. ____
2 It happened when we were living …
b. ____
4 I was shocked at what I saw! ... In the
end, it wasn’t …
c. ____
1 Did I ever tell you about the time there
was a …
5 It seems funny now, but at the time
d. ____
we …
e. ____
3 Once night however, we were …
Giving general background information:
• A couple of years ago …
It happened when …
• Last summer …
One night …
Introducing the action:
• All of a sudden …
Suddenly …
Ending the story:
• What happened in the end was …
In the end …
Reflecting back on the story:
• Looking back on it, …
It seems funny now …
1 Get Ready to Read A
moral (N): is the message which you understand
from a story, event or experience about how you
should or should not behave
protest (V): to have a strong complaint expressing
disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
whine (V): to complain continually
demand (V): to ask for forcefully, in a way that
shows that refusal is not expected and will not be
1. What’s the moral of this story?
You should always do what your parents tell you.
2. Do you agree with this lesson? Why or why
3. Have you ever done something that you were
warned not to do? What happened?
2 Reading
adapt (V): to change something to suit
different conditions or uses
2 Reading A
paw (N): the foot of an animal which has
claws or nails, such as
a cat, dog or bear
2 Reading B
expectantly (adv): in anticipation
sorry (adj) (Line 5): in trouble
solemnly (adv): seriously
consequences (N): bad or harmful results
misplace (V): to lose something temporarily
by forgetting where you have put it
your loss (NP): the death of a loved one
Reading C
1. Morris is afraid of the paw-he throws it in the
fire. Herbert thinks it’s a joke-he winks at his
2. He feels very sad about Herbert’s death.
3. The family gets the exact amount of money
that they wished for.
4 Communication A
booth (N): a small enclosed box-like space
that a person can go into
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