Unit 6 Intermediate

1Complete the sentences with the correct passive form of the verb in brackets.
Example:Look at the date – this food has to be eaten (eat) today.
1Most films ________ (release) on DVD a few months after the cinema release.
2When I looked for his comment on the blog, it ________ (already / delete).
3Nobody likes ________ (judge) on their appearance only.
4Please wait in the hotel reception while your room ________ (clean).
5She ________ (tell) tomorrow whether her job is in danger or not.
6Too much money ________ (spend) last year on personal expenses.
7I’m really enjoying this film. It ________ (base) on a true story, isn’t it?
8You’ll have to go another route – the motorway ________ (close) since this morning.
9America ________ (still / see) as the land of opportunity today.
10Frankenweenie ________ (direct) by Tim Burton.
11I’m hoping ________ (meet) by my parents at the airport.
12Congratulations! You ________ (choose) to take part in our £1,000 prize draw!
2Complete the dialogues with must, can’t, or might.
Example:They must be out. Nobody is answering the phone.
1A‘I think he ________ be French with a name like Luc.’
B‘Yes, he sounds French too.’
2A‘You’re getting engaged to Elena? You ________ be serious!’
B‘No, really, I am!’
3A‘I thought you ________ like to borrow my Avengers Assemble DVD.’
B‘Oh great, thanks. I didn’t get to see it at the cinema.’
4A‘I think Jill and Alan are away in Italy this week.’
B‘They ________ be. I’ve just seen Jill in town.’
5A‘Is Steven in his office?’
B‘I don’t know. He ________ be in a meeting. I’ll just go and check.’
6A‘I finally passed my driving test!’
B‘Congratulations! You ________ be very pleased.’
7A‘I’ve just run 20 km. I’m training for a marathon.’
B‘Really? You ________ be exhausted.’
8A‘Look, Diana’s left her bag here.’
B‘It ________ be Diana’s – her bag is brown.’
Grammar total 20
3Complete the sentences with one word.
Example:The film is set in Brazil.
1A lot of the latest James Bond film was shot on ________ in London.
2Most films have amazing special ________ now. They aren’t so special anymore!
3I really enjoyed the first film. I can’t wait for the ________.
4The dialogue was spoken in English and then ________ in Spanish and French.
5I don’t like ________ films because I get scared very easily.
6The ________ from all the High School Musical films became best-selling albums.
7It’s a Swedish film, so you’ll have to read the ________.
8Hundreds of ________ were employed for the battle scenes in the Lord of the Rings films.
9The ________ was very complicated and I got confused halfway through the film.
10I like science-________ films with robots in them.
4Complete the sentences with nouns and verbs related to the body.
Example:She has a very long neck.
1I’ve got very long f_______, which makes playing the piano easier.
2If you hold your nose, you can’t t_______ much of the food you eat.
3It was so noisy I had to put my hands over my e_______.
4I’m scared of dogs because my neighbour’s dog b_______ me when I was young.
5Can you hear me? If you can, just n_______ your head.6I’ve actually got brown h_______ but I dye it black.
7Jackie! Stop st_______ at that man at the next table! It’s very rude!
8My st_______ feels really uncomfortable. I think I’ve eaten too much.
9We cl_______ for so long at the end of the concert that my hands hurt.
10I can’t sing, but I like to wh_______ tunes while I’m painting.
Vocabulary total 20
Grammar and Vocabulary total 50
1Read the article and tick () A, B, or C.
Face recognition
We now upload over four billion photos a month onto Facebook, and anyone who uses the site is familiar with the idea of face recognition software, which can tell you who is (or might be) in your photo.
Face recognition is being used in many different areas, especially to help the police identify criminals. Computers are not able to read faces like humans can, but they can be trained to compare a face with a photo that is stored in a database. They do this by noting certain features, or, for example, measuring the distance between the eyes. A ‘smart’ surveillance system – cameras which record our movements in public spaces – has now been developed by a Japanese company which can look through 36 million faces in one second to find a matching one. Many people say they feel safer if there are cameras to protect them in public places, but others are not comfortable with the fact that so many images of us are stored in a database.
The technology is not yet perfect (people who have had plastic surgery can especially confuse the system!), but it is now often preferred to other forms of conventional identification. This is partly because it can be used without us knowing. Face recognition is being improved all the time. Other new technology has been designed which can predict how a face might look as it gets older or which can fill in missing parts of an image. It can even identify someone from video taken in very low light.
In the future, face recognition might also inspire many more good business ideas. There is already an app for smartphones to tell how many people are at a club, and the ratio of men to women. Sony has also designed a camera that waits for you to smile before it takes a picture.
Finally, facial recognition doesn’t just recognize humans now – tests have been carried out which show that individual chimpanzees can be recognized, a development that could be used to protect wildlife in the future.
Example:Facebook uses face recognition __________.
A to identify people in our photos  B to tell us who our friends are  C to tell us who our family are 
1__________ photos are uploaded onto Facebook every month.
A 36 million  B More than four billion  C Fewer than four billion 
2Computers are able to __________.
A record the differences between two images  B recognize faces like people can  C measure the distance between two people 
3It takes __________ one second to search 36 million images.
A the police  B a computer  C a surveillance system 
4Many people like surveillance systems in public places because __________.
A they can recognize criminals  B they feel safer  C they like being filmed 
5Face recognition technology __________.
A occasionally makes mistakes  B is likely to make mistakes  C is 100 per cent accurate 
6Other technology has been designed to show __________.
A how we can improve ourselves  B how we can predict the future  C how we might look when we’re older 
7A smartphone app can tell __________ in a club.
A how much people spend  B the number of men and women  C us how to save time 
8A new camera doesn’t take a photo until people __________.
A smile  B stand still  C look natural 
9Facial recognition __________ animals in the future.
A can definitely help  B may be able to help  C is unlikely to help animals 
2Read the article again. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
Example:Face recognition is something new for Facebook users.   F  
1The police don’t use face recognition to identify criminals. ____
2Some people are worried that photos are kept in a database. ____
3People know when they are being identified by face recognition technology. ____
4Identification isn’t possible if there isn’t much light. ____
5Face recognition won’t be used so much for business in the future. ____
6Face recognition technology can now be used on all animals. ____
Reading total 15
Write a review of a film you have enjoyed / not enjoyed. Include any factual information you know about it and say why you liked / disliked it. (140–180 words)
Writing total 10
Reading and Writing total 25

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