Touchstone 3. Unit 7 Relationships. 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
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.
Note: ( ) indicates that the pronouns can be omitted
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.
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.
away:go away, move away
back:come back, fly back, write back
up:break up, grow up, sign up
out:go out, hang out, turn out, work out
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.
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.
1. My neighbors are a little bit unfriendly. Maybe they think they’re better than everybody else.
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 lonely.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
3 Listening and speaking A
1. 2. 3.
1. It’s nice to see her friendly face.
2. He makes the class fun.
3. He’s really good at explaining things.
1.False.Gina remembered Ray because he was her first love.
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 year.
1. 2. 3.
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 now.
3. It wasn’t working out. / They were just very different people.