Focus Level 4 Workbook Unit 1


1.1 Vocabulary Education • Phrasal verbs • Collocations • Personality adjectives SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW 1 Choose the nouns that collocate with the verbs in bold. 1 take a course a career 2 attend university a subject 3 drop an exam a subject 4 fail a lesson a course 5 pass a test university 6 pursue an exam a career 7 skip a lesson a course 8 study a subject university 2 Complete the school reports with the correct form of the verbs in bold in Exercise 1. Sometimes more than one answer is possible. School report: Thomas Taylor Thomas has worked hard and 0 passed all his exams with good grades. It is now time for him to choose the subject to 1 at university. My advice would be to think about the career he wishes to 2 . With such good exam results, Thomas has a wide range of options. School report: Sophie Whall Sophie has had another disappointing year. She has consistently 3 lessons. Halfway through the year, it was agreed to let her 4 History, after she claimed she was too overwhelmed with work. Unfortunately, Sophie’s work did not improve and she 5 all but one of the exams. If she wishes to 6 university, she needs to rethink her attitude to school. WORD STORE 1A Phrasal verbs – education 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. There are two extra verbs. put take 0 I’m not looking forward to the end of the holidays. 1 Pat’s been off school for two weeks. It’s going to take her ages up on what she’s missed. 2 I’d like to off taking my driving test until later. 3 Connor spends so much time training for karate that he has behind with his school work. 4 I’ve never in an assignment before the deadline. 5 Sarah was a gifted hockey player. She on to play for the national team while she was at university. catch come fall go hand look

WORD STORE 1B Collocations

4 Complete the words in the questions. The first letter of each word is given. Then read the text and answer the questions. Write A for Adam or P for Patrick.


0 Which brother has a large c ircle of friends?

1 Which brother is a d __ __ __ thinker? 2 Which brother pays a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to science news? 3 Which brother is e __ __ __ __ to try new experiences? 4 Which brother has a g __ __ __ for sports? 5 Which brother is keen to s __ __ __ up knowledge? 6 Which brother recently r __ __ __ __ __ __ a sporting goal?

Patrick Willis, Class 6S, homework assignment:

‘Write about a member of your family to whom you are either very different or very similar.’

Although my twin brother Adam and I look almost the

same, we are actually very different. He is sociable and knows lots of people, whereas I tend to keep myself to myself. He is definitely the sporty one and he’s always trying something new – last weekend it was wake-boarding. I, on the other hand, tend to stick to what I know, which in my case is our amazing universe. I like to follow the latest developments in space exploration and read and learn as much as I can about the solar system and beyond. I can happily spend hours wondering what might or might not be ‘out there’. Adam and I are very different characters, but we do get on well. I’m very proud of my brother. This summer, after training hard for six months, he completed his first half-marathon and he was, of course, the fastest teenager in the race.


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