Monday, 3 February 2014

Speakout Advanced p 126. Use of English practice 2



OPEN CLOZE
1. There were very ___________ people at the party when we arrived but half an hour later, it was crowded.
2. How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction ___________ the nuts in the cake? She should have said something!
3. Arthritis is a very painful ___________ that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult.
4. He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just ___________ excuses.
5. You were driving at over fifty miles ___________ hour and the limit here is only forty.
6. I ___________ to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.
7. I can eat almost ___________ type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I can't stand.
8.                  The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighbourhoods ___________ night.

1. I gave up my seat on the bus ___________ that an old woman could sit down.

2. The film was awful. The best thing ___________ it was the photography which was beautiful. The film was shot in Cambodia.
3. What a strange looking dog! Do you know what ___________ it is?
4. ___________ me a favour and pass me the cell phone that's on the newspaper, please.
5. First you will need to go to the post office, ___________ you can buy all the stamps and envelopes you need.
6. If you haven't been to the doctor's for a check for over a year, you ___________ go as soon as possible.
7. Madrid is a wonderful city but it has fewer parks ___________ London which is a shame because of the hot and sunny weather there.
8. Turn the machine off! That alarm means it can't ___________ working properly.











WORD FORMATION

1. The Sultan spent over fifty million dollars making the capital city's main hotel the most ______________ in the country.
luxury
2. Police working on solving the bank robbery have by chance ______________ a plan to murder a leading politician.
cover
3. We should go and eat at "Franco's" which is ______________ a great little restaurant.
suppose
4. I left the house at 8am and stared at the empty garage in ______________. My car was nowhere to be seen. Someone had stolen it!
believe
5. If you have any problems finding things, just ask Roger. He is very ______________ and will tell you where to find what you want.
help
6. You paid $25 for a simple breakfast?! They have certainly ______________ you! You should go back and complain.
charge
7. The gang robbed three banks in the same city and all at about the same time. Not ______________, they were caught by the police during the fourth attempt.
surprise
8.                  Sarina is only my half sister because we have ______________ mothers.
Differ

1. This queue hasn't moved in five minutes. I'm getting a bit ______________!
patient
2. Politicians should spend some time living on the streets like ______________ people have to and then they would understand better the problems they have.
home
3. Carl was calmly taking a photograph as this ______________ large bear walked towards the car. It was a ______________ experience...at least for me!
astonish
terrify
4. If you go walking around the factory, ensure you have ______________ clothing on.
protect
5. Are you sure you have cleaned the kitchen? There is still a pretty ______________ smell coming from it.
pleasant
6. Although it isn't definite we will see you tomorrow, it is quite ______________.
like
7. Be sure not to put more than three ______________ of vodka into the mix, otherwise it will be too alcoholic.
spoon
8.                  Finding a cure for cancer will be a huge ______________ breakthrough for mankind.
Medicine

1. Buying and selling antiques can be a very ______________ hobby if you know how to find a good bargain.
profit
2. We were left without any money for the last part of our holiday because we had ______________ the cost of the train ticket to Norway.
estimate
3. Mr. Transom stared ______________ at the group of students talking in the corner and they shut up immediately.
cross
4. Jennings is so ______________ enthusiastic about the game that his enthusiasm spreads to his team-mates and the result is usually a strong performance.
wonder
5. I think I was ______________ sacked and have decided to bring the company to court.
fair
6. Have you seen my handbag John? It seems to have totally ______________!
appear
7. You know your father is the most ______________ person in the world. He is sure to be wearing one of his old sweaters to the party.
fashion
8.                  People will need to see ______________ provable information before they can believe in something like life on other planets.
science






KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION

1. Many people think Steve stole the money.
believed
Steve ______________________________ the money.
2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.
blown
The two ancient trees ______________________________ the storm.
3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.
too
The computer ______________________________ to buy.
4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.
take
The Doctor advised ______________________________ a new hobby.
5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.
for
We have been waiting ______________________________ one hour.
6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbour was watching him.
watched
The man suddenly realised that he ______________________________ the neighbour.
7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.
you
I could never have passed that exam ______________________________ me.
8.                  We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.
had
We ______________________________ last year.


1. "How about going to the cinema tonight?", said Anne
suggested
Ann ______________________________ to the cinema.
2. My advice to you is to talk to your parents.
would
If ______________________________ talk to my parents.
3. Barry wasn't strong enough to lift the box.
have
Barry didn't ______________________________ to lift the box
4. They started the company in 1997.
set
The company ______________________________ 1997
5. I think Jean really likes Simon.
keen
Jean ______________________________ Simon.
6. I was made responsible for foreign sales.
charge
They put ______________________________ foreign sales.
7. The brothers really enjoyed themselves in Spain last summer.
time
The brothers really ______________________________ in Spain last summer.
8.                  The Queen is opening the new school tomorrow afternoon.
opened
The new school ______________________________ Queen tomorrow afternoon.


1. Marcus started learning French two years ago.
learning
Marcus has ______________________________ two years.
2. Harry isn't here. He went to lunch twenty minutes ago.
gone
Harry isn't here. He ______________________________ lunch.
3. Do you own that stereo?
yours
Is ______________________________?
4. Look at how black the sky is! There is rain arriving.
going
Look at how black the sky is! It ______________________________.
5. What a shame. There is no food left!
wish
I ______________________________ left!
6. What a shame. They ate all the food.
wish
I ______________________________ all the food.
7. The teenagers were stealing my car when I arrived.
being
My car ______________________________ teenagers when I arrived.
8.                  You use that little hammer to crack the stones.
for
This little hammer ______________________________.




MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. How can you possibly work in a zoo if you are terrified ___________ snakes?
a. at
b. of
c. with
d. in
2. Are you ___________ on foreign language films?
a. enthusiastic
b. excited
c. keen
d. liking
3. This government should be using far ___________ policies in an attempt to beat unemployment.
a. crueler
b. meaner
c. tougher
d. harder
4. Homeschooling, which involves ___________ children at home, is becoming ever more popular.
a. training
b. managing
c. bringing up
d. educating
5. Can you put me ___________ for two days if I come and stay with you?
a. up
b. about
c. in
d. out
6. The floods were caused by two days of ___________ rain.
a. pouring
b. drowning
c. flowing
d. shattering
7. It was only a minor accident and we all escaped without ___________.
a. damage
b. wounds
c. injury
d. hurt
8. By 10pm it was very dark and the black car was ___________ almost impossible to see.
a. so
b. therefore
c. that
d. such



KEY



 
OPEN CLOZE
1. There were very _____few______ people at the party when we arrived but half an hour later, it was crowded.
2. How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction ____to_______ the nuts in the cake? She should have said something!
3. Arthritis is a very painful ____condition_______ that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult.
4. He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just _____making______ excuses.
5. You were driving at over fifty miles ___per/ an________ hour and the limit here is only forty.
6. I ___ought / need / have________ to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.
7. I can eat almost ____any_______ type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I can't stand.
8.                  The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighbourhoods _____at______ night.



1. I gave up my seat on the bus ___so________ that an old woman could sit down.

2. The film was awful. The best thing ____about_______ it was the photography which was beautiful. The film was shot in Cambodia.
3. What a strange looking dog! Do you know what __breed / type_________ it is?
4. _____Do______ me a favour and pass me the cell phone that's on the newspaper, please.
5. First you will need to go to the post office, ____where_______ you can buy all the stamps and envelopes you need.
6. If you haven't been to the doctor's for a check for over a year, you _____should______ go as soon as possible.
7. Madrid is a wonderful city but it has fewer parks ___than________ London which is a shame because of the hot and sunny weather there.
8. Turn the machine off! That alarm means it can't ___be________ working properly.






WORD FORMATION

1. The Sultan spent over fifty million dollars making the capital city's main hotel the most ___luxurious___________ in the country.
luxury
2. Police working on solving the bank robbery have by chance ____uncovered__________ a plan to murder a leading politician.
cover
3. We should go and eat at "Franco's" which is ___supposedly___________ a great little restaurant.
suppose
4. I left the house at 8am and stared at the empty garage in _____disbelief_________. My car was nowhere to be seen. Someone had stolen it!
believe
5. If you have any problems finding things, just ask Roger. He is very _______helpful_______ and will tell you where to find what you want.
help
6. You paid $25 for a simple breakfast?! They have certainly __overcharged____________ you! You should go back and complain.
charge
7. The gang robbed three banks in the same city and all at about the same time. Not ___surprisingly___________, they were caught by the police during the fourth attempt.
surprise
8.                  Sarina is only my half sister because we have ___different___________ mothers.
Differ

1. This queue hasn't moved in five minutes. I'm getting a bit ______impatient________!
patient
2. Politicians should spend some time living on the streets like ____homeless__________ people have to and then they would understand better the problems they have.
home
3. Carl was calmly taking a photograph as this ____astonishingly__________ large bear walked towards the car. It was a ___terrifying___________ experience...at least for me!
astonish
terrify
4. If you go walking around the factory, ensure you have __protective____________ clothing on.
protect
5. Are you sure you have cleaned the kitchen? There is still a pretty ____unpleasant__________ smell coming from it.
pleasant
6. Although it isn't definite we will see you tomorrow, it is quite ___likely___________.
like
7. Be sure not to put more than three ___spoonfuls___________ of vodka into the mix, otherwise it will be too alcoholic.
spoon
8.                  Finding a cure for cancer will be a huge ___medical___________ breakthrough for mankind.
Medicine

1. Buying and selling antiques can be a very ___profitable___________ hobby if you know how to find a good bargain.
profit
2. We were left without any money for the last part of our holiday because we had __underestimated____________ the cost of the train ticket to Norway.
estimate
3. Mr. Transom stared ____crossly__________ at the group of students talking in the corner and they shut up immediately.
cross
4. Jennings is so ___wonderfully___________ enthusiastic about the game that his enthusiasm spreads to his team-mates and the result is usually a strong performance.
wonder
5. I think I was ____unfairly__________ sacked and have decided to bring the company to court.
fair
6. Have you seen my handbag John? It seems to have totally ___disappeared___________!
appear
7. You know your father is the most ___unfashionable___________ person in the world. He is sure to be wearing one of his old sweaters to the party.
fashion
8.                  People will need to see ___scientifically___________ provable information before they can believe in something like life on other planets.
science






KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION

1. Many people think Steve stole the money.
believed
Steve ___is believed to have stolen___________________________ the money.
2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.
blown
The two ancient trees ___were blown down during___________________________ the storm.
3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.
too
The computer __is too expensive for him____________________________ to buy.
4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.
take
The Doctor advised __Mr. Jenkins to take up____________________________ a new hobby.
5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.
for
We have been waiting ___here for___________________________ one hour.
6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbour was watching him.
watched
The man suddenly realised that he ____was being watched by__________________________ the neighbour.
7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.
you
I could never have passed that exam __if you hadn’t helped____________________________ me.
8.                  We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.
had
We ____had the garden landscaped__________________________ last year.


1. "How about going to the cinema tonight?", said Anne
suggested
Ann ______suggested going________________________ to the cinema.
2. My advice to you is to talk to your parents.
would
If __I were you I would____________________________ talk to my parents.
3. Barry wasn't strong enough to lift the box.
have
Barry didn't ___have the strength / enough strength___________________________ to lift the box
4. They started the company in 1997.
set
The company _was set up in_____________________________ 1997
5. I think Jean really likes Simon.
keen
Jean ____is really keen on__________________________ Simon.
6. I was made responsible for foreign sales.
charge
They put ___me in charge of___________________________ foreign sales.
7. The brothers really enjoyed themselves in Spain last summer.
time
The brothers really __had a good/great/wonderful time____________________________ in Spain last summer.
8.                  The Queen is opening the new school tomorrow afternoon.
opened
The new school ___is being opened by the___________________________ Queen tomorrow afternoon.


1. Marcus started learning French two years ago.
learning
Marcus has ___been learning French for___________________________ two years.
2. Harry isn't here. He went to lunch twenty minutes ago.
gone
Harry isn't here. He __has gone to____________________________ lunch.
3. Do you own that stereo?
yours
Is ___that stereo yours___________________________?
4. Look at how black the sky is! There is rain arriving.
going
Look at how black the sky is! It __is going to rain____________________________.
5. What a shame. There is no food left!
wish
I _wish we had some food_____________________________ left!
6. What a shame. They ate all the food.
wish
I __wish they hadn’t eaten____________________________ all the food.
7. The teenagers were stealing my car when I arrived.
being
My car __was being stolen by the____________________________ teenagers when I arrived.
8.                  You use that little hammer to crack the stones.
for
This little hammer ___is for cracking the stones___________________________.




MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. How can you possibly work in a zoo if you are terrified ___________ snakes?
a. at
b. of
c. with
d. in
2. Are you ___________ on foreign language films?
a. enthusiastic
b. excited
c. keen
d. liking
3. This government should be using far ___________ policies in an attempt to beat unemployment.
a. crueler
b. meaner
c. tougher
d. harder
4. Homeschooling, which involves ___________ children at home, is becoming ever more popular.
a. training
b. managing
c. bringing up
d. educating
5. Can you put me ___________ for two days if I come and stay with you?
a. up
b. about
c. in
d. out
6. The floods were caused by two days of ___________ rain.
a. pouring
b. drowning
c. flowing
d. shattering
7. It was only a minor accident and we all escaped without ___________.
a. damage
b. wounds
c. injury
d. hurt
8. By 10pm it was very dark and the black car was ___________ almost impossible to see.
a. so
b. therefore
c. that
d. such

Speakout Advanced p 126. Use of English practice 1

M. CHOICE 1
1. Can I borrow $10 ___________ you until tomorrow. I have to buy a book for college.
a. to
b. from
c. for
d. with
2. There is so little time left until the exams. I think I need to just concentrate my effort ___________ the most important two exams that I cannot fail.
a. for
b. with
c. of
d. on
3. I was never very ___________ at history at school and now I work in a museum. How ironic!
a. good
b. expert
c. keen
d. able
4. My mother would like to consider herself ___________ but I think even she would be shocked if we took her to see that film!
a. broad-minded
b. independent
c. stubborn
d. well-behaved
5. When I first arrived in Russia, I took ___________ lessons from an old woman to help me with the language.
a. private
b. secret
c. personal
d. reserved
6. There was only a light ___________ in the morning with no sign that a storm was coming.
a. gale
b. cyclone
c. breeze
d. draught
7. A new type of transistor radio has been ___________ by South African electrical engineers.
a. developed
b. found
c. discovered
d. looked into
  1. I want to play a game with you. First, ___________ about an animal you would like to be. Ready?
    a. consider
    b. imagine
    c. think
    d. wonder

M. CHOICE 2
1. Seeing you in that red dress reminds me a lot ___________ our honeymoon. Do you remember that red dress you bought in Hawaii and you wore it nearly every day!
a. about
b. to
c. on
d. of
2. My favourite ___________ at school was undoubtedly geography. Now I want to study it at university.
a. material
b. subject
c. object
d. matter
3. You will need very different clothes when you go on holiday ___________ to where you go and the time of year.
a. relying
b. according
c. depending
d. concluding
4. This wine is from the north of the country, is drunk with the local fish and must be ___________ ice cold.
a. given
b. prepared
c. made
d. served
5. The price of heating oil has been ___________ up again by the local government. Many people have criticised them for doing so as winter approaches.
a. pushed
b. taken
c. put
d. cost
6. Houston is a very ___________ city in the summer and it can be very difficult to sleep at night.
a. wet
b. damp
c. dripping
d. humid
7. My uncle is ___________ deaf so you may have to raise your voice a little, but don't shout at him!
a. slightly
b. hardly
c. extremely
d. just
8. After the government's defeat in parliament last night, the new transportation recommendations will have to ___________ a little longer before becoming law.
a. anticipate
b. expect
c. wait
d. delay


OPEN CLOZE 1
1. Excuse me. Could you not stand in ___________ of me like that? I can't see anything!
2. If you want to become a doctor, you will need to do well in biology but in the other sciences ___________.
3. ___________ the cold outside, she insisted on only wearing a light t-shirt.
4. Don't ___________ fun of Mr. Peterson because of his crutches. He had a very nasty accident.
5. We don't have to play musical chairs at the party. There are ___________ kinds of other games the children can play.
6. I didn't go to the dentist's because I wanted to. I went because I ___________ to!
7. Go down this street for about three blocks, then turn right when you ___________ the crossroads.
  1. That new car of yours isn't at all similar ___________ the one you had last year. Why did you buy such a different one?
    OPEN CLOZE 2
1. When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was ___________ to be a bad day for everyone.
2. Although Herman Tullock's book only came ___________ a week ago, it has already been surrounded by controversy.
3. I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you ___________ your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even ___________ an effort and would prefer to ride around the neighbourhood on your bike!
4. For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs ___________ photocopying and typing. Then, when you are used ___________ the office, there will be other things you can do.
5. After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see ___________ pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
6. I wish you wouldn't make ___________ so many stories. I never know when to believe you!
7. You ___________ have come to work today. Didn't you know it was a holiday?
  1. We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour ___________.

WORD FORMATION 1
1. It isn't very ______________ that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this time.
like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming ______________ thin and should eat more.
danger
3. ______________ is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try and do new things and meet new people to avoid becoming bored.
vary
4. Harry had a difficult ______________ and was brought up by an aunt and uncle living in the country.
child
5. The whole dispute began after a small ______________ over the money needed to finance the new company.
agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century ______________ agriculture across the world.
revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are ______________ by strong tradition of dance and there is a festival of dance that takes place every August.
character
  1. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, ______________ factory which will nearly double production.
    Computer
WORD FORMATION 2
1. I was just trying to be ______________ towards him and he accused me of wanting his money!
friend
2. The south-west of England, for example Devon and Cornwall, is known as the ______________ part of the United Kingdom.
sun
3. What you may think is ______________ is really just over-enthusiasm. He would never harm anyone.
hostile
4. Anyone being rude and ______________ to our staff will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
abuse
5. Men have more of a ______________ to put weight on around the waist and stomach areas and this is something they should be aware of.
tend
6. Three weeks after winning the lottery, Daniel Perkins had the ______________ to lose a court case in which he was being sued for nearly $2million.
fortune
7. The pharmaceutical company's ______________ have discovered a better way of combining medicines to create a flu remedy.
search
  1. The babies were put up for ______________ when their mother was jailed for her part in the murder.
    adopt





WORD FORMATION 3
1. Herbert has been a(n) ______________ member of this company's staff. I don't know what I would do without him!
dispose
2. The food at the restaurant was simply delicious. I just didn't think there was enough ______________.
vary
3. Even though the actors did quite a poor job of bringing the book to the stage, the ______________ was of the highest quality.
produce
4. Even though he is only 17, he is a very ______________ tennis player who could have a big future in the game.
promise
5. The stock market has risen ______________ in the last six months and now is a good time to invest.
consider
6. The ______________ of the printer is often believed to have been one of the most important of the last 500 years.
invent
7. My brother chose that university because it does a very well recommended ______________ course and that's what he has always wanted to do.
journalist
  1. Hamish had the ______________ to lose his job only three weeks after getting married. But things turned out alright in the end.
    fortune

REPHRASING 1
1. "You'd better not speak to me like that again!" he said to me.
warned
I ___________ to him like that again.
2. Don't ask Hannah here to have lunch on Friday. If you do, I won't stay to meet her.
invite
If ___________ on Friday, I won't stay to meet her.
3. Do you think it would be a good idea to get my hair cut?
suggest
Would ___________ hair cut?
4. I told him he should go and speak to his mother.
ought
___________ to speak to his mother.
5. If you don't call me, I won't know where you are!
unless
I won't know ___________ you call me!
6. We should leave now if we don't want to miss the start of the performance.
time
It's ___________ or we'll miss the start of the performance.
7. Let's go to "The Blue Whale" where it's less crowded.
as
"The Blue Whale" is ___________ here, so let's go there.
8. I would prefer to stay at home tonight.
rather
I ___________ tonight.






REPHRASING 2
1. They blamed the theft of the missing computer on Jenkins.
accused
Jenkins ___________ the missing computer.
2. OK, I can see you tomorrow evening at six.
agreed
My boss ___________ at six the following evening.
3. Don't say you're ill if you're not!
pretend
Don't ___________ you're not!
4. I haven't eaten ice cream for six months.
up
I ___________ six months ago.
5. Are we allowed to drink coffee in this part of the building?
can
___________ in this part of the building?
6. Should you be in here Mark?
supposed
Are ___________ Mark?
7. Why don't you help me more around the house?
wish
I ___________ more around the house.
8. The hill was slippery because of the rain so we had difficulty climbing.
made
The rain ___________ so we had difficulty climbing.


REPHRASING 3
1. It wasn't me who took the book. I didn't touch it!
denied
I ___________ the book.
2. I can take you to the airport if your flight is early.
offered
I ___________ Jenny to the airport for the following morning.
3. "Why not try for Harvard University Karen?"
encouraged
He ___________ apply to Harvard University.
4. Could I stay with you in Chicago for a few days, John?
put
Could ___________ Chicago for a few days?
5. I don't know how you tolerate such a miserable person.
put
How do you ___________ is so miserable?
6. I would like to be thinner.
wish
I ___________ fat.
7. "Well done! You got the job," her mother said.
on
Her mother ___________ job.
8. "It was Peter who stole the fruit," Jenny shouted.
for
Jenny ___________ stealing the fruit.



KEY


MULTIPLE CHOICE 1
1. Can I borrow $10 ____ you until tomorrow. I have to buy a book for college.
a. to
b. from
c. for
d. with
2. There is so little time left until the exams. I think I need to just concentrate my effort ____ the most important two exams that I cannot fail.
a. for
b. with
c. of
d. on
3. I was never very ____ at history at school and now I work in a museum. How ironic!
a. good
b. expert
c. keen
d. able
4. My mother would like to consider herself ____ but I think even she would be shocked if we took her to see that film!
a. broad-minded
b. independent
c. stubborn
d. well-behaved
5. When I first arrived in Russia, I took ____ lessons from an old woman to help me with the language.
a. private
b. secret
c. personal
d. reserved
6. There was only a light ____ in the morning with no sign that a storm was coming.
a. gale
b. cyclone
c. breeze
d. draught
7. A new type of transistor radio has been ____ by South African electrical engineers.
a. developed
b. found
c. discovered
d. looked into
8. I want to play a game with you. First, ____ about an animal you would like to be. Ready?
a. consider
b. imagine
c. think
d. wonder


MULTIPLE CHOICE 2
1. Seeing you in that red dress reminds me a lot ___________ our honeymoon. Do you remember that red dress you bought in Hawaii and you wore it nearly every day!
a. about
b. to
c. on
d. of
2. My favourite ___________ at school was undoubtedly geography. Now I want to study it at university.
a. material
b. subject
c. object
d. matter
3. You will need very different clothes when you go on holiday ___________ to where you go and the time of year.
a. relying
b. according
c. depending
d. concluding
4. This wine is from the north of the country, is drunk with the local fish and must be ___________ ice cold.
a. given
b. prepared
c. made
d. served
5. The price of heating oil has been ___________ up again by the local government. Many people have criticised them for doing so as winter approaches.
a. pushed
b. taken
c. put
d. cost
6. Houston is a very ___________ city in the summer and it can be very difficult to sleep at night.
a. wet
b. damp
c. dripping
d. humid
7. My uncle is ___________ deaf so you may have to raise your voice a little, but don't shout at him!
a. slightly
b. hardly
c. extremely
d. just
8. After the government's defeat in parliament last night, the new transportation recommendations will have to ___________ a little longer before becoming law.
a. anticipate
b. expect
c. wait
d. delay


OPEN CLOZE 1
1. Excuse me. Could you not stand in __FRONT__ of me like that? I can't see anything!
2. If you want to become a doctor, you will need to do well in biology but in the other sciences __TOO__.
3. __DESPITE__ the cold outside, she insisted on only wearing a light t-shirt.
4. Don't __MAKE__ fun of Mr. Peterson because of his crutches. He had a very nasty accident.
5. We don't have to play musical chairs at the party. There are __ALL__ kinds of other games the children can play.
6. I didn't go to the dentist's because I wanted to. I went because I __HAD__ to!
7. Go down this street for about three blocks, then turn right when you __REACH__ the crossroads.
8. That new car of yours isn't at all similar __TO__ the one you had last year. Why did you buy such a different one?


OPEN CLOZE 2
1. When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was __GOING__ to be a bad day for everyone.
2. Although Herman Tullock's book only came __OUT__ a week ago, it has already been surrounded by controversy.
3. I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you __DID__ your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even __MAKE__ an effort and would prefer to ride around the neighbourhood on your bike!
4. For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs __LIKE__ photocopying and typing. Then, when you are used __TO__ the office, there will be other things you can do.
5. After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see __A__ pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
6. I wish you wouldn't make __UP__ so many stories. I never know when to believe you!
7. You __NEEDN'T__ have come to work today. Didn't you know it was a holiday?
8. We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour __LATER__.


WORD FORMATION 1
1. It isn't very __LIKELY__ that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this time.
like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming __DANGEROUSLY__ thin and should eat more.
danger
3. __VARIETY__ is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try and do new things and meet new people to avoid becoming bored.
vary
4. Harry had a difficult __CHILDHOOD__ and was brought up by an aunt and uncle living in the country.
child
5. The whole dispute began after a small __DISAGREEMENT__ over the money needed to finance the new company.
agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century __REVOLUTIONISED__ agriculture across the world.
revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are _CHARACTERISED___ by strong tradition of dance and there is a festival of dance that takes place every August.
character
8. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, __COMPUTERISED__ factory which will nearly double production.
Computer


WORD FORMATION 2
1. I was just trying to be __FRIENDLY__ towards him and he accused me of wanting his money!
friend
2. The south-west of England, for example Devon and Cornwall, is known as the __SUNNY/SUNNIEST__ part of the United Kingdom.
sun
3. What you may think is __HOSTILITY__ is really just over-enthusiasm. He would never harm anyone.
hostile
4. Anyone being rude and __ABUSIVE__ to our staff will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
abuse
5. Men have more of a __TENDENCY__ to put weight on around the waist and stomach areas and this is something they should be aware of.
tend
6. Three weeks after winning the lottery, Daniel Perkins had the __MISFORTUNE__ to lose a court case in which he was being sued for nearly $2million.
fortune
7. The pharmaceutical company's __RESEARCHERS__ have discovered a better way of combining medicines to create a flu remedy.
search
8. The babies were put up for __ADOPTION__ when their mother was jailed for her part in the murder.
Adopt




WORD FORMATION 3
1. Herbert has been a(n) __INDISPOSABLE__ member of this company's staff. I don't know what I would do without him!
dispose
2. The food at the restaurant was simply delicious. I just didn't think there was enough __VARIETY__.
vary
3. Even though the actors did quite a poor job of bringing the book to the stage, the __PRODUCTION__ was of the highest quality.
produce
4. Even though he is only 17, he is a very __PROMISING__ tennis player who could have a big future in the game.
promise
5. The stock market has risen __CONSIDERABLY__ in the last six months and now is a good time to invest.
consider
6. The __INVENTION__ of the printer is often believed to have been one of the most important of the last 500 years.
invent
7. My brother chose that university because it does a very well recommended __JOURNALISM__ course and that's what he has always wanted to do.
journalist
8. Hamish had the __MISFORTUNE__ to lose his job only three weeks after getting married. But things turned out alright in the end.
fortune


REPHRASING 1
1. "You'd better not speak to me like that again!" he said to me.
warned
I __WAS WARNED NOT TO SPEAK__ to him like that again.
2. Don't ask Hannah here to have lunch on Friday. If you do, I won't stay to meet her.
invite
If __YOU INVITE HANNAH TO LUNCH__ on Friday, I won't stay to meet her.
3. Do you think it would be a good idea to get my hair cut?
suggest
Would __YOU SUGGEST GETTING MY/I GOT MY__ hair cut?
4. I told him he should go and speak to his mother.
ought
__I TOLD HIM HE OUGHT__ to speak to his mother.
5. If you don't call me, I won't know where you are!
unless
I won't know __WHERE YOU ARE UNLESS__ you call me!
6. We should leave now if we don't want to miss the start of the performance.
time
It's __TIME WE LEFT/TIME FOR US TO LEAVE__ or we'll miss the start of the performance.
7. Let's go to "The Blue Whale" where it's less crowded.
as
"The Blue Whale" is __NOT AS CROWDED AS__ here, so let's go there.
8. I would prefer to stay at home tonight.
rather
I __WOULD RATHER STAY (AT) HOME__ tonight.








REPHRASING 2
1. They blamed the theft of the missing computer on Jenkins.
accused
Jenkins __WAS ACCUSED OF STEALING__ the missing computer.
2. OK, I can see you tomorrow evening at six.
agreed
My boss __AGREED TO SEE ME__ at six the following evening.
3. Don't say you're ill if you're not!
pretend
Don't __PRETEND TO BE ILL IF__ you're not!
4. I haven't eaten ice cream for six months.
up
I __GAVE UP (EATING) ICE CREAM__ six months ago.
5. Are we allowed to drink coffee in this part of the building?
can
__CAN WE DRINK COFFEE__ in this part of the building?
6. Should you be in here Mark?
supposed
Are __YOU SUPPOSED TO BE HERE__ Mark?
7. Why don't you help me more around the house?
wish
I __WISH YOU WOULD HELP ME__ more around the house.
8. The hill was slippery because of the rain so we had difficulty climbing.
made
The rain __MADE THE HILL SLIPPERY__ so we had difficulty climbing.


REPHRASING 3
1. It wasn't me who took the book. I didn't touch it!
denied
I __DENIED HAVING TOUCHED__ the book.
2. I can take you to the airport if your flight is early.
offered
I __OFFERED TO TAKE__ Jenny to the airport for the following morning.
3. "Why not try for Harvard University Karen?"
encouraged
He __ENCOURAGED KAREN TO__ apply to Harvard University.
4. Could I stay with you in Chicago for a few days, John?
put
Could __YOU PUT ME UP IN__ Chicago for a few days?
5. I don't know how you tolerate such a miserable person.
put
How do you __PUT UP WITH SOMEONE WHO__ is so miserable?
6. I would like to be thinner.
wish
I __WISH I WASN'T (SO)__ fat.
7. "Well done! You got the job," her mother said.
on
Her mother __CONGRATULATED HER ON GETTING THE__ job.
8. "It was Peter who stole the fruit," Jenny shouted.
for
Jenny __BLAMED PETER FOR__ stealing the fruit.