Cover of the textbook Speakout Advanced Plus - Students' Book

The key answer of exercise 4

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 8.1 - It's the little things for the textbook Speakout Advanced Plus - Students' Book with authors Frances Eales and Steve Oakes from Pearson Education


In the sentences above:

  1. underline the whole of the subject.
  2. circle the main verb that goes with the subject.
  3. within the subject, bracket any subordinate clauses.
  4. add any relative pronouns (who, which, etc.) and / or verbs which would make the sentences clearer.


  1. The choices which you (made when you're in your teens) are the ones that will have the most impact on your life.
  2. The time of day when / at which (a person makes a decision) matters and morning is considered best for most people because mental energy is highest.
  3. People who can't make small decisions let alone big ones often leave decisions to others.
  4. By developing daily routines in connection with predictable activities like eating, working and getting around, good decision-makers preserve mental energy.
  5. Decisions like which dish to choose at a restaurant or whether to buy the blue or red socks can cause some people greater stress than choosing a partner.
  6. People who are put into groups to make decisions generally do worse than individuals who work working on their own.