Read the letter to the editor of a fashion magazine and mark the sentences T (true), F (false) or NS (not stated).
I saw your article on top models, with lots of amazing photos, in last Saturday’s magazine and I was really sad. You present women as objects to look at! What’s more, printing such pictures is rather irresponsible.
I want to tell you about my younger sister Alice. She was a normal, sociable, easy-going and optimistic girl. At the age of 14 she started reading glossy magazines and looking at photos of models and film stars all the time. She started being on a diet and even when she got thin, she couldn’t stop. She had to go to hospital with anorexia.
Can you imagine how many teen girls this may happen as a result of looking at skinny females? Why don’t you write articles about women who are generous, patient and sincere? Or who have done something special for other people? They are the right kind of models for young girls.
An article in Saturday’s magazine got Richard down.
At first, Richard’s sister was quite an unsociable person.
Before going on a diet, Alice was a good-looking girl of average height.
As a result of looking at top models photos Alice became slimmer.
Richard would like to read articles about impatient people.
Put the verbs in brackets in the correct present tense.
Sue? I think she ___________ (write) a letter at the moment.
I ____________ (read) a newspaper at least once a week.
We __________ (not/decide) what to get Mark for his birthday yet.
Mike __________ (study) for exams in his room for 3 hours.
________________ (Simon/always/do) the washing-up after lunch?
________________ (you/talk) on the phone since eight o’clock?
The train _______________ (depart) at 3 p.m. You have to be at the train station at 2 o’clock.
______________ (what/you/think) of Jane?
Simon is a cool guy. I ____________ (know) him since I was 7 years old.
I _____________ (never/be) to Japan.
Choose the correct item.
Marina is as bossy/bossier as his brother.
My sister can be a fury/furious person.
I’m proud of/with my Motherland.
Ann is getting over/down the fact she failed her exams.
I have been working here for/since 10 years.
We will/are going to get married next Saturday.
Jill is less/the least stubborn than Peter.
Diana is really impatient/selfish. She thinks about herself only.
Irina is in her late/early twenties. She will be 29 soon.
Tony is reliable/sensitive. You can trust him.
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