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Paul wants to be an artist. He’s reading about a famous artist called Winston Plummer.
Winston Plummer was a great artist, who had a wonderful career. He won lots of prizes before he was twenty. By the age of twenty-five he had had his own exhibition. He was the subject of a TV documentary by the time he was thirty. By the age of thirty-five he had become world-famous. He made millions of pounds from his pictures before he was forty.
Paul is daydreaming about his own future career. What is he thinking?
► I hope I’ll have won lots of prizes before I’m twenty.
1- Perhaps my own exhibition by the age of twenty-five.
2- I wonder if by the time I’m thirty.
3- Maybe by the age of thirty-five.
4- I hope by the age of forty.
How good is your maths? Can you work out the answers?
► It’s quarter to six. Melanie is putting something in the oven.
It needs to be in the oven for an hour and a half. When will it have cooked?
It will have cooked at quarter past seven.
1- It’s seven o’clock in the evening, and Andrew is starting to write an essay. He writes one page every fifteen minutes. He plans to finish the essay at midnight. How many pages will he have written?
He will have written pages.
2- It’s Monday morning, and Sarah is travelling to work. It’s twenty miles from her home to the office.
How far will she have travelled to and from work by the time she gets home on Friday?
3- Matthew is doing press-ups — one every two seconds. How many will he have done after five minutes?
Complete the sentences. They are all about being just too late. Use was/were going to with these verbs: go, get, see, pick
► The train left just as Mike was going to get on it.
1- I’m afraid the shop closed just as we in.
2- The phone stopped ringing just as Melanie it up.
3- We a film about the Mafia, but the tickets were sold out.
Trevor is always making excuses for not doing things. Complete his sentences.
► put up the shelves / not have any screws
Sorry. I was going to put up the shelves, but I didn’t have any screws.
1- paint the door / not feel very well
2- repair the lamp / forget
3- wallpaper the bedroom / not have time