Cover of the textbook English File Upper-Intermediate - Workbook

The key answer of exercise 1

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 7B - It's all an act for the textbook English File Upper-Intermediate - Workbook with authors Christina Latham-Koenig, Clive Oxenden and Kate Chomacki from Oxford University Press


  1. Circle the correct form.
  2. Complete the sentences with look / feel / smell / sound / taste / seem + like or as if where necessary.
  3. Complete the description of the thing in photo 1 with looks, smells, feels, or tastes. Then write descriptions of the things in photos 2-4 using verbs of the senses.



  1. feels
  2. looks as if 
  3. smells
  4. tastes like
  5. sounds as though
  6. feel like
  7. tastes as if 
  8. seem
  9. going out
  10. sound like


  1. feels
  2. sounds like
  3. looks like
  4. smells as if
  5. tastes
  6. feels as if
  7. sounds
  8. seem
  9. smells like
  10. looks as if 


  1. looks; feels; smells; tastes

Sample Answers for photos 2-4


It looks like small bulbs with papery skins. When you peel it, it feels firm and slightly moist. It smells pungent and sharp, especially when crushed or minced. When tasted raw, it imparts a strong, spicy flavor that lingers.

Blue cheese

It looks creamy with blue veins running through it. It has a strong aroma, reminiscent of earthiness and mold. The texture feels crumbly yet creamy, depending on its age. When tasted, it has a sharp, tangy flavor that intensifies with age, leaving a rich aftertaste.

A Siamese cat

It looks sleek and slender, with distinctive color points on its ears, face, paws, and tail. When approached, it may emit a faint, musky odor. Its fur feels soft and silky to the touch.