Albert Einstein and Destinations P.

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WORD FORMATION

Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the space. (Destinations p.35)

We often think of ourselves as living in a time of (1) ………… (CONTINUE) technological change and development. We tend to believe that we are unique in history in dealing with a constantly (2) ………… (EVOLVE) world of gadgets, devices and innovations. However, the end of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth was also a time that saw many (3) ………… (REVOLT) changes. People had needed to show (4) ………… (FLEXIBLE) throughout the nineteenth century, as the effects of the Industrial Revolution meant constantly making (5) ………… (ADJUST) to deal with the changing working conditions. Towards the end of the century, though, people had to become more (6) ………… (ADAPT) than ever before. The typewriter (1873), the telephone (1876), the electric light bulb (1879) and other (7) ………… (INFLUENCE) developments gave people the (8) ………… (CAPABLE) to live and work in ways their grandparents could not have imagined. Over the next 30 years, little remained (9) ………… (ALTER) as the camera, the cinema, the photograph, the plane and radio all had an (10) ………… (ELECTRIC) effect on people and society.

Use the word given in capitals at the end of the line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. (Destinations p.51)

MARGARET THATCHER

Few British politicians have aroused more passion than Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister from 1979 until 1990. It is not (1) ………….. that, during her premiership, Britain INCIDENT went through a period of (2) ………….. change. Those who support Thatcher’s policies say MOMENT she was responsible for changing Britain’s (3) ………….. union laws and smashing union ANTIQUE power, paving the way for the creation of a modern, (4) ………….. economy which required COMPETE much higher (5) ………….. , efficiency and wage-restraint on the part of the PRODUCE (6) ………….. than in the past. One of her core beliefs was that it was (7) ………….. WORK/

MANAGE
which was responsible for running companies, rather than unions or government. Critics of Margaret Thatcher point to the very high (8) ………….. figures of the 1980s-the EMPLOY official (9) ………….. total had risen from just over one million people out of work in 1979 JOB to over three million by 1982.

When Margaret Thatcher realised that she had lost the support of many of her MPs in November 1990 and stood down as Prime Minister, the nation was split. Some saw her resignation as (10) ………….., and wished she would continue. Others felt it could not have come too TIME soon. Even today, (11) ………….. and economists are divided as to whether her legacy was HISTORY positive or negative overall.

Use the word given in capitals at the end of the line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. (Destinations p. 67)

The stairlift

It’s ironic that the very things that are supposed to provide access to the (1) ………… UP floors of buildings - stairs – often, in fact, make them (2) ………… . For many elderly ACCESS people and others with limited (3) ………… , getting upstairs can be a daily problem MOBILE to be (4) ………… . However, stairlifts have been helping people solve that problem COME since they first appeared in the US in the 1930s. Designs have (5) ………… many GO changes over the years and stairlifts have become (6) ………… safer and easier to PROGRESS use. Most consist of a seat which which moves along rails that run along the wall. The user controls how (7) ………… the seat moves along the rails as it travels from RAPID the bottom of the stairs to the (8) ………… at the top. In today’s models, the LAND (9) ………… is controlled by computers to give a smooth ride and the components are MOVE designed to (10) ………… constant use. Many people have been given a new lease STAND of life by the stairlift.

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