May-June Magazines – Solutions


Maturita – Listening Part 4
1C, 2D, 3B, 4A

The Coronation of Charles III
heir; 2 head; 3 low-key; 4 expensive; 5 soap opera; 6 awkward; 7 bound; 8 hold; 9 abbey; 10 throne; 11 melted; 12 controversial; 13 security; 14 red light; 15 volunteering

The Worlds We Own: The Magic of Fandoms
fan service; 2 cosplay; 3 fanzine / zine; 4 fanart; 5 fanfic; 6 merch (short for merchandise); 7 con (short for convention); 8 Belieber; 9 Swiftie

Milford Sound
jaw-dropping (possibly also: breathtaking); 2 glacier; 3 catch; 4 avalanche; 5 swift; 6 pod; 7 cheeky

The Women’s Football World Cup
to keep an eye on sth = to watch closely

to cause an upset = to achieve an unexpected result
to go all the way = to continue till the end
to go out on a high = to end with a success
to take your eyes off sth = to stop looking at something

Your Guide to Summer Music Festivals
1 harmony:
singing together

2 quirky: unusual, a little strange
3 cult following: a small but passionate fan‑base
4 front and center: the focus of attention
5 to croon: to sing in a low, sweet way
6 laid-back: relaxed
7 compelling: exciting and interesting
8 press release: an official statement for the media
9 hiatus: pause, break
10 banger: a popular song that people can dance to
11 grimy: dirty
12 grueling: tiring and difficult

The Puzzler
Across: 6

Heterogram: decathlons (these include four running events [100 metres, 400 metres, 1500 metres, 110 metre hurdles], three jumping events [long jump, high jump, pole vault] and three throwing events [discus throw, javelin throw, shotput].
Monday: David; Tuesday: Toby; Wednesday: Ingrid; Thursday: Alex; Friday: Amy

II. Thomas can’t be telling the truth because if he was, there would be two knights. William also can’t be the knight, because then his statement would be a lie. So James is the knight, Thomas is the spy (telling the truth) and William is the thief.
You need three letters: N, L, T

Summer Lovin’
board; 2 hike; 3 guest; 4 guesthouse; 5 potential; 6 part-time job

solomoon: a really expensive, luxurious holiday all on your own

friendcation: a holiday with your mates
vaycaybombing: made up (but inspired by photobombing, jumping into someone else’s photos)
bleisure travel: travel that mixes business and leisure
gramping: a holiday where grandparents and grandchildren go away together
Chill Pill
The non-literal use is feeling chill (= feeling happy, relaxed and calm). If you chill out, you relax and enjoy yourself. If you tell someone else to chill out, or to take a chill pill, it means stop being angry or stressed. A chilly look is one that’s very unfriendly.

Catching the Sun
If you say someone has caught the sun, it means they are sunburnt (negative meaning).

If you talk about wanting to catch the sun, it means you want to get somewhere to enjoy the last of the light before the sun sets. If you talk about wanting to catch some sun, it means you want to sunbathe.
Away From the Crowds
off the beaten track: in a place where not many tourists go

away from the tourist trail: in a place where not many tourists go
out of the way: somewhere a bit inconvenient or difficult to get to, and so where people aren’t likely to go
above and beyond: if you go above and beyond, you do a lot more than the minimum to help someone (full form: above and beyond the call of duty)

Kiwi Kwickies
A New(ish) Holiday
(the text on Matariki)

The First Smoke-Free Generation (the text on the smoking ban)
A Prickly Problem (the text about a hedgehog at the airport)

Snotty Secrets

A Medieval Mystery
was written / was made /was created / originated

managed / been able
might / may / could
Lost in the Bath
T; 2F; 3F; 4F

Barbie World and the End of the World
joyride; 2 conscience; 3 star-studded; 4 spoof; 5 to marvel; 6 to keep sth under wraps

B2 Language Practice
H, 2F, 3B, 4D, 5E, 6A, 7C, 8G

as, 2 of, 3 for 4 with, 5 to, 6 like, 7 up, 8 on, 9 in, 10 with, 11 from



Tales of Exploration and Travel, pp. 4–6: CD Task 1: Livingstone’s Legacy: Positives: he was brave and fought his whole life against the slave trade in east Africa. He treated African people with respect and learned local languages. Negatives: he was a difficult person who often argued with other people, and he always put his ideals above everything and everyone else, including his own family. He was often badly prepared and put other people and himself in danger. Using the knowledge and information provided by Livingstone, the British and other European nations soon began to colonise the continent. CD Task 2: The First of Many: 1 The real purpose of the expedition was to map out the territory so people could go and live there. 2 The result of the expedition was that more people started to move to the new American territory. The newcomers brought with them diseases that killed thousands and they murdered thousands more. The new settlers forced the Native Americans to leave the lands where they had lived for generations. CD Task 3: Around the World in 72 days: Route: From the east coast of the USA to England, France, Italy, the Suez Canal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, San Francisco back to New York; When Nellie Bly fell behind schedule the owner of the newspaper organised a special train to bring her back. The Miss Nellie Bly Special crossed the country in record time.

Dresses, Limousines and Promposals: It’s Prom Season, pp. 8–9: Task 1: 1E, 2D, 3B, 4A; Task 2: 1 crush, 2 corsage, 3 promposal, 4 tuxedo, 5 limousine, 6 seniors, 7 interracial, 8 date

Gate editors instagram Tips Czech Republic, pp. 10–11: CD Part 1: 1 viewpoint, 2 40km,
3 flows, 4 St. John’s, 5 boats, 6 calmly; Bonus Questions: On the opposite side of the river, you can spot the popular hiking path along the Vltava (Povltavská stezka) and little wooden cabins. The best time to visit is in autumn when the trees turn golden and yellow; CD Part 2: 1 impressive, 2 1998, 3 industrial, 4 rebuilt, 5 technology, 6 Tower

How do Expats See Us, p. 13: CD Task: Sarah realised that it takes time for friendships to develop and with some patience openness and closeness grow quite naturally, even though people are a bit reserved and not friendly at first. Normal is the word that is used too much.

Coronation Day p. 15: Task: C, D, G, F, E, B, A

MrBeast p. 17: 1 His family moves moved around a lot when he was young but finally settled in South North Carolina. 2 Crohn’s disease made it impossible for him achieving to achieve his original dream of playing basketball baseball. 3 He was offered $10,000 $5,000 dollars for a video, but he turned it out turned it down because he wanted more. 4 MrBeast believes he has been cracking has cracked the YouTube code: Get money from other YouTubers brands / companies, give it away, get views, get more money and so on. 5 He hopes that his videos will inspire other peoples people to give away large amounts of money too help others too.

Fun in the Sun pp. 20–21: 1 outdoor gym, 2 SUP / inline skating, 3 SUP / inline skating / outdoor gym, 4 beach volleyball, 5 inline skating, 6 outdoor gym, 7 beach volleyball, 8 inline skating, 9 SUP / inline skating, 10 outdoor gym

What’s up in the Night Sky? pp. 22–23: 1F – the day is longest and the night is shortest,

2F – stars twinkle and planets don’t, 3T, 4F – before dawn, 5T

How Days Were Named, p. 27: from, 2 its, 3 way, 4 why, 5 with, 6 Other, 7 their,

Summer on Screen, pp. 28–29: 1 Wild Life, 2 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning-Part One, 3 Silo, 4 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, 5 XO, Kitty; CD Task: Dracula’s

assistant, Renfield, and Dracula. Renfield brings the vampire his victims and for it he

gets superpowers. He wants to live a normal life, but will Dracula let him go?

Holiday Abroad or Holiday at Home? English 101, pp. 30–31: Task 1: 1C, 2A, 3B, 4C, 5C, 6A,

7B, 8B, 9C, 10B

Task 3:

Task 4: 1 bed and breakfast, 2 houseboat, 3 five-star hotel, 4 caravan, 5 cottage, 6 motel



At the Model Exhibition; pp. 4–5
TASK 1: 1 They walk; 2 The USA; 3 Yes, in the book.
TASK 2: airport – 1; plane – 12; helicopter – 7; train station – 19; train –18, bus stop – 5; bus – 4; taxi – 15; lorry – 9; motorbike – 10;
bike – 2; car – 6
TASK 3: Niagara Falls
TASK 4: The road.

Cooler Ways to Travel; pp. 6–7
TASK 2: 1 driverless car; 2 VSS Unity; 3 flying taxi; 4 maglev train; 5 driverless car; 6 maglev train; 7 VSS Unity; 8 flying taxi

Reading the Future? Sillyscopes; pp. 8–9
TASK 3: A Donna will be at the shops; B Simon will play guitar at the party; C John will not go swimming; D Will Suzanna play tennis?; E Where will the party be?

Summer Camp; p. 10
Carl: play video games; look at his phone
Mum: go an English camp; go hiking, canoeing and swimming; go to an art camp
Which camp do Carl and his Mum decide on? Film school camp.

A New King; p. 11
TASK: 1 Saturday May 6th is the coronation of King Charles II III; 2 Charles will wear two crowns and will also receive two orbs an orb and two sceptres; 3 Camilla will become princess queen. This means the wife of the king; 4 Charles and Camilla will wave from the balcony of Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace; 5 There will be street parties at Windsor Castle all over the country. / There will be street parties a big music concert at Windsor Castle.

The Unique United Kingdom: Super Lady Looks for Superlatives; pp. 14–15
TASK 1: 2 London; 3 9 million people; 4 King Charles III; 5 Rishi Sunak; 6 Heathrow Airport
TASK 2: 1 Wales; 2 England; 3 England; 4 Scotland; 5 England; 6 England: 7 Northern Ireland

Animals in Danger; pp. 16–17
TASK 1: 1c; 2b; 3a; 4d; 5d

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3; pp 18–19
TASK: 1B; 2E; 3C; 4A; 5D

Dick Whittington and His Cat; pp. 20–21
When was the great fire of London? c) 1666
TASK 1: 1h; 2f; 3a; 4e; 5d; 6g; 7b; 8c

Summer’s Here: Be Cool; p. 22
TASK: Tick marks on: 2, 3 and 4

Silly Dad Jokes for Father’s Day; p. 23
TASK: 1 house; 2 drive; 3 pizza; 4 sweet; 5 bird; 6 fan; 7 fast

Get Ready for The Weeknd; pp. 24–25
TASK 1: 1 dance; 2 look; 3 run; 4 cry; 5 asked; 6 walked
TASK 2: 1H; 2A; 3B; 4G

Two Truths and a Lie; pp. 26–27
TASK 1: Story 3 is fake.
TASK 2: 1D; 2A; 3C; 4C

Ready Practice Test; pp. 30–32
Reading & Writing Part 6: 1 a bottle; 2 eating / eating pizza; 3 The boy is running / falling down; 4 The toy shop is next to Peter’s Pets / the pet shop / The toy shop is to the left of Peter’s Pets / the pet shop.

Listening Part 5: 1 Colour the daughter’s rucksack – purple; 2 Colour the hill on the left-hand side of the picture – green; 3 Write “SOUTH” before the word “EXPRESS” on the engine; 4 Colour the belt of the girl listening to music – grey; 5 Write “CASTLE” before the word “RAILWAYSTATION” above the platform.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom; p. 33
TASK: The top triangle is power. The bottom left triangle is wisdom. The bottom right triangle is courage.

The Four Travellers; pp. 34–35
TASK: Alex – Spain, car, the food; Ben – the USA, plane, (seeing) the ocean; Charlie – Austria, train, fishing; Dan – Hungary, bike, camping.



Having Fun; pp. 4–5

Task 1: playing badminton – 5; playing baseball – 7; playing the piano – 6; playing the guitar – 11; swimming – 9; skateboarding – 10; riding a bike – 12; singing – 2; riding a horse – 8; painting – 1; reading – 3; watching television – 4

Task 2: 1 tick; 2 cross; 3 tick; 4 tick; 5 cross; 6 tick; 7 tick; 8 cross; ENJOY

Task 3: The Answer: The Baa-Hamas.


Grammar Zone; pp. 8–9

Task 1: 1 He is painting; 2 She is jumping; 3 They are playing basketball; 4 They are singing; 5 She is sleeping.

Task 2: 1 No, the boy / he is eating an apple; 2 No, the girl / she is riding a horse; 3 Yes, you are watching TV; 4 No, the birds / they are flying; 5 Yes, the kids / they are playing.

Task 3: possible answers: The girls are playing with a ball. A boy is playing in the sand. A boy is running. The children are playing at the playground / park.


„Three Billy Goats Gruff“; pp. 10–11

Task 2: 1 smaller; 2 bigger; 3 bigger; 4 smaller; 5 bigger; 6 smaller


The United States of America; pp. 12–13

Task 1: White House

Task 2: hamburgers

Task 3: bald eagle


The Last Day of School; pp. 14–15

Task 2: 1 Morty; 2 Jack; 3 Morty’s mum; 4 Sandy


Let’s Colour; p. 17

Task: two grey elephants – a mother and a baby – in a pink oval on a green background with three white hearts 

Play A0– 1 Practice Test; pp. 18–23
Listening Part 3: 1
A, 2 B, 3 A;

Listening Part 4: 1 a purple ball in the school bag; 2 a blue ball behind the computer; 3 a pink ball between the books on the bookshelf.

Reading and Writing Part 1: 1 tick; 2 cross; 3 tick; 4 tick; 5 cross

Reading and Writing Part 2: 1 yes; 2 yes; 3 no; 4 no; 5 no

Reading and Writing Part 3: 1 cake; 2 burger; 3 carrot; 4 chicken; 5 grapes

Reading and Writing Part 5: 1 drawing; 2 window; 3 table


Harold and the Purple Crayon; p. 26

Task: 1 tree; 2 moon; 3 beach; 4 dragon; 5 boat; At the end of the story, Harold is at HOME.


At the Summer Camp; pp. 27–28

Task 2: possible answers:
In picture A, Jack and Morty are playing badminton but in picture B they are playing basketball.

In picture A, a boy is riding a red bike but in picture B he is riding a blue bike.
In picture A, the girl with the guitar has blond hair, in picture B she has brown hair.
In picture A the girl in the green T-shirt is singing but in picture B she is reading.
In picture A, there are three mountains but in picture B there are two.
In picture A Sandy is painting something blue but in picture B she is painting something green.
In picture A, a dog is sleeping next to Sandy but in picture B, a cat is sleeping next to Sandy.
In picture A, there are three trees but in picture B there are two trees.
In picture A, Sandy is wearing a pink dress but in picture B she is wearing a yellow dress.
In picture A, one child is swimming in the lake, but in picture B two children are swimming in the lake.

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