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Exercises to the lead-in section and the text (Upstream Intermediate, pp.6 – 7)

I. Use the dictionary and see the pictures on the next page to find out the differences between the following types of buildings. Get ready to explain them to the class:

1. a bungalow

2. a terraced house BrE / row house AmE

3. a semi-detached house BrE / duplex AmE

4. a detached house

5. a block of flats BrE / an apartment building AmE

6. a cottage

7. a ranch house

II. Learn the pronunciation of the following words and word combinations (Upstream Intermediate, pp.6-7):

Deluxe [dəˈlʌks / dəˈluks], extraordinary [ɪkˈstrɔː(r)d(ə)n(ə)ri], thatched [θætʃt], fiberglass [ˈfaɪbə(r)ˌɡlɑːs], draught [drɑːft], castle [ˈkɑːs(ə)l], fuel [ˈfjuːəl], front [frʌnt], chimney [ˈtʃɪmni], tiled [taɪld], drawbridge [ˈdrɔːˌbrɪdʒ], luxury [ˈlʌkʃəri], harsh [hɑː(r)ʃ], unique [juːˈniːk], surface [ˈsɜː(r)fɪs], cosy [ˈkəʊzi], surgeon [ˈsɜː(r)dʒ(ə)n], spruce [spruːs], enterprise [ˈentə(r)ˌpraɪz], comfortable [ˈkʌmftəb(ə)l], disadvantage [ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ], hay fever [ˌheɪ ˈfiːvə(r)], a fear of heights [ə ˌfɪə(r) əv ˈhaɪts], resist [rɪˈzɪst], crowd [kraʊd], sculpture [ˈskʌlptʃə(r)], Gloucestershire [ˈɡlɒstəʃɪə], Oxfordshire [ˈɒksfədʃɪə], Zimbabwe [zɪmbˈɑːbwɪ], Portugal [ˈpɔːtjugəl], Suffolk [ˈsʌfək], Headington [ˈhedɪŋtən].


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