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Word formation

1. It's totally

(understand) that you stayed home when you were

sick.
2. Don't laugh at his stupid jokes! You'll only
them again.
3. That sidewalk is

(courage) him to say

(slip), I almost fell!

4. After Monday, I will no longer be a foreigner--I am receiving my


(citizen)!
5. Arthur will be very lonely unless you
6. Every afternoon, the cooks

(friend) him.
(sharp) their knives in preparation for

dinner.
7. I hate being around Mary Lou, she is so so

(friendly).

8. The stock market crash of 1929 left my great-grandfather


(penny).
9. I have a class at 8:00 a.m. but I always
10. The groom may

(sleep).

(veil) the bride only when their vows have been

exchanged.
11. I think we should try something else. That strategy seems way
too
(risk).
12. My father's death left me with a great

(empty) in my heart.

13. George W. Bush is pretending that he attacked Iraq to


the Iraqis.
14. Americans fought hard to earn their

(liberty)

(free) from Britain.

15. When you work at a nuclear power plant, you have to be


extremely
(care).
16. Every time I think I've beaten you, you

(do) me!

17. I had to take three months off when I was pregnant, but my boss has been
very
(understand).
18. He will

(cork) the wine as soon as we are ready for dinner.

19. You need to work on your orthography so you don't

(spell)

these words.
20. The weather

(cast) looks bad for a picnic--rainy and windy!

RESULTS
1. It's totally understandable

(understand) that you stayed home when you


were sick.
2. Don't laugh at his stupid jokes! You'll only encourage
(courage) him to say
them again.
3. That sidewalk is slippery
(slip), I almost fell!
4. After Monday, I will no longer be a foreigner--I am receiving my citizenship
(citizen)!
5. Arthur will be very lonely unless you befriend
(friend) him.
6. Every afternoon, the cooks sharpen (sharp) their knives in preparation for
dinner.
7. I hate being around Mary Lou, she is so so unfriendly
(friendly).
8. The stock market crash of 1929 left my great-grandfather penniless
(penny).
9. I have a class at 8:00 a.m. but I always oversleep
(sleep).
10. The groom may unveil
(veil) the bride only when their vows have been
exchanged.
11. I think we should try something else. That strategy seems way too risky
(risk).
12. My father's death left me with a great emptiness
(empty) in my heart.
13. George W. Bush is pretending that he attacked Iraq to liberate
(liberty)
the Iraqis.
14. Americans fought hard to earn their freedom
(free) from Britain.
15. When you work at a nuclear power plant, you have to be
extremely careful
(care).
16. Every time I think I've beaten you, you outdo (do) me!
17. I had to take three months off when I was pregnant, but my boss has been
very understanding
(understand).
18. He will uncork
(cork) the wine as soon as we are ready for dinner.
19. You need to work on your orthography so you don't misspell
(spell) these
words.
20. The weather forecast
(cast) looks bad for a picnic--rainy and windy!

Collocations
1. I really missed
my family when I stayed in Canada on my own last year.
2. When I went into the children's room, the boys were both fast asleep, but
Oliver was wide awake, reading the Little Prince story.
3. I wasted
my time on that course; it was terrible.
4. I'm sure he is well
aware of the problem.
5. It's vitally important that we finish this work by the end of the week.
6. We are terribly
sorry we are late, but we missed the bus and had to wait
ages for another one.
7. We carried the carton of books up to the fourth floor, and it was very hard
work.
8. She told
everyone the same joke, and nobody laughed.
9. I think they want to get married and start
a family.
10. My mum doesn't drink strong coffee at night because it keeps her awake
11. Everyone said the party was a great success.
12. If this heavy rain continues, I don't think we'll go to the beach.
Prepositions
1. Are you interested in
books?
2. Would you like to spend time with your mother or father talking about
your
relatives?
3. Do you worry about
your weight?
4. Are you keen on
exercises or at team sports?
5. Do you want to be fluent in
English?
6. Can you spend all your money on
English course?
7. Do you belong to
an English language club?
8. Email friends can help you enjoy your day at
work,do you agree?
9. We always go to work by
car.
10. Julie has worked for Digicom since she left school.
11. Where does your boyfriend come from
?