City Life

Recording to Unit 9

1. Put the following words in the correct column according to the pronunciation of the underlined letter “e”. Listen and check.
  • zebra crossing
  • ticket
  • entertainment
  • permission
  • pavement
  • metropolis
  • precinct
  • destination
  • compartment
  • reverse
  • amber
  • swerve
  • exceed
  • emergency
  • accident
  • responsibility
  • vehicle
  • negligence
[ə] [ɪ] [і׃] [ɜː] [e]

2. In each line choose the word with a different sound. Listen and check.

3. Enter the number of the stressed syllable/syllables (comma separated) in these words. Then listen and check your answers.
pedestrian - escalator - double-decker -
roundabout - hitch-hiker - motorist -
oncoming - garage - highway -
accelerator - standstill - rush hour -
boutique - socialize - automatic -

4. Listen to the text and write down the missing functional words. Transcribe these words.

Driving is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s nothing better getting behind the wheel going drive. I live countryside, so it’s easy get out an open road. I open the windows and turn the music up just drive and drive. I like driving new areas and finding new roads. I find it very relaxing and great fun. I like the speed and the freedom. I even like driving in towns and cities, although not traffic is really heavy. It’s not much fun being stuck a traffic jam half the day. Driving in different countries is great fun. I’m little nervous first, I soon get know the roads. People different ways driving in different countries. I don’t like countries aggressive drivers.

5. Listen to the recording and fill in the missing words.

British are prosecuting four for to take photos of . It will be the first time in Britain to face prosecution for “rubbernecking” – the act of looking back at a grisly scene, usually while . The four rubberneckers to snap shots of a crash on the other side of the road. Drivers behind them were forced to avoid hitting the rubberneckers. Police at the scene said the photo-taking motorists had been “acting irresponsibly” to use their mobile phones to take photos. They will be charged with driving without due care and attention and without reasonable consideration .

Shelley Holloway spoke to journalists about the incident. She said: “Thankfully nobody . However the actions of several motorists who showed no regard for their own or of other people’s , as they used their mobile phones to record or video the . In doing so, they were not in proper control . They causing motorists behind them or take evasive action and that was already .” She added that: “One of the causes of is the use of mobile telephones.” She urged to lock their phones away when .