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CONTENTS
Introduction v Test 30 Missing verbs 7 38
To the student v 31 Shops. etc, 39
Test I Missing verbs I I 32 The house 2 40
2 Opposites J; adjectives 2 33 Prepositions 3 41
3 The face 3 34 Opposites 5; various words 42
4 Prepositions of place 4 35 In the living-room 44
5 Missing verbs 2 6 36 Missing verbs 8 45
6 The body 7 37 What's the matter? 46
7 Missing verbs 3 8 38 What are they saying? 2 48
8 Opposites 2: more adjectives 9 39 In the kitchen 50
9 Countries and nationalities 40 Choose the word 3 51
crossword 10 41 Irregular verbs crossword I 52
10 Jobs I 12 42 Sports and pastimes 1 54
II Missing verbs 4 14 43 Sports and pastimes 2 56
12 Choose the word I 15 44 In the town 58
i3 Jobs 2 16 45 Who's saying what? 60
14 What's the weather like? 18 46 Jobs in the home 62
15 Missing verbs 5 20 47 Irregular verbs crossword 2 64
16 Plurals crossword 21 48 Prepositions 4 66
17 Food and drink I 22 49 Word association 67
18 Opposites 3: verbs 24 50 Animals, pets, etc, 68
19 Prepositions of time 2S 51 What are Ihey? (categories) 70
20 What are they saying? I 26 52 'Odd man out' 71
21 Missing verbs 6 28 53 Crossword: what's the word? 72
22 Food and drink 2 29 54 Words that sound the same 74
23 Choose the word 2 30 55 Adjective + noun 75
24 Today, yesterday, etc. 31 56 Group the words 76
25 Food and drink 3 32 57 Choose the word 4 77
26 Opposites 4: more verbs 33 58 New words for old 78
27 How do they look? 34 59 6-letter words 79
28 Complete the dialogue 36 60 Where are they? 80
29 The house I 37 Answers 82 PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group

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INTRODUCTION

Nowadays few people will dispute the importance of vocabulary, especially the need for active vocabulary practice. The Test Your Vocabulary books filled this need when they first came out, and they continue 10 do so. There are six books in the series. from elementary to advanced level. In this new edition of the series each book has ten new tests. To facilitate self-study there is a full Answer Key. Students using Test Your Vocabulary will find learning vocabulary both stimulating and enjoyable.

Start Testing Yaur VlXabu/ary is the first book in the series and is intended for elementary students. It contains sixty tests and aims to build up a basic vocabulary of approximately 850 words. These are arranged into areas such as jobs, food, sports and hobbies, the home and pans of the body, plus verbs, prepositions and adjectives. Since the student's range of vocabulary at this level is not very wide. approximately half the tests are picture-based. Other techniques employed are gap-filling, crosswords, choosing the appropriate word or antonym, one-sided dialogue writing, grouping words under the same headings and finding the 'odd man out'.

TO THE STUDENT

This book will help you to learn a lot of new English words. But in order for the new words to become . 'fixed' in your mind, you need to test yourself again and again. Here is one method you can use to help you learn the words.

Read through the instructions carefully for the test you are going to try. Then try the test, writing your answers in pencil

2 When you have finished, check your answers and correct any mistakes you have made. Read through the test again, paying special attention to the words you didn't know or got wrong.

3 Try the test again five minutes later. You can do this either by covering up the words (for example, in

the picture tests) or by asking a friend to test you. Repeat this until you can remember at! tbe words. 4 Rub ont your alISM'TS,

5 Try the test again the following day. (You should remember most of the words.)

6 Finally, plan to try the test at least twice again within the following month. After this most of the words will be 'fixed' in your mind.

1 Missing verbs 1

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below. Choose from the following (see example):

swim write drink
dance sleep cry
read run laugh
sing drive listen I They say that people from Wales can

. .'1>irYJ very well.

. .. very much last night.

2 I feel very tired today because I didn' t , ..

3 I don't like going to the beach with my friends because I can't ." .. ", .. , .. , ..

4 I always . . ... ,."'" .. to the news on the radio in the morning,

5 Do you "". ".""."". __ .... 10 work or do you go by bus?

6 II's no good asking John to waltz - he can't .. ,

1 I don't like babies: they """"""." , ... __ .too much!

8 I think I'll slay in tonight and ..... . ... " some letters.

9 I like Dave Allen very much. He' s so funny. He always makes me .

10 We usually" " "champagne on New Year's Eve.

II I always, .. , ,."." .the newspaper before I go to work.

12 I find it hard 10 " these days. I really must stop smoking.

2 Opposites 1: adjectives

Write down the opposite of each of the words on the left. Choose from the words on the right (see example):

ADJECTIVE I good

2 fat

3 big

4 tall

5 full

6 young 7 open 8 wet

9 hot

10 old

II happy 12 fast

13 high 14 rich 15 bard

closed

new

poor bad dry slow short thin low cold empty soft small sad old

3 Theface

Write the numbers 1-15 next to the correct words (see example).

eye forehead nose
mouth ;rz- chin eyebrow
tongue ear lip
hair cheek teeth
eyelash jaw freckles 4 Prepositions of place

Look at the drawings and fill in the missing prepositions in the sentences below. Use each of the following once only:

in

on next to behind

The post office is

....... ,- ,.,." .. ,._ , the

bank and the library.

The cat is

................................. the bed.

through

in front of opposite over

inside under outside between

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l The lion is ( .

.-" -<- the cage.

The car is parked

.. .. .. _ the phone box.

He is standing

....................... a tree.

The book is

........ , , ,," the table.

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The flowers are

...................... . " ....... a vase.

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There '5 a man

................................. the window.

The bridge is

......... , , the river .

The dog is lying down

...... the fire .

The cinema is

........................... the restaurant .

They walked home

.. the park.

5 Missing verbs 2

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below. Choose (rom tht following (see example):

learn open ask
carry phone watch
eat sit down play
fly wash smoke I Could you _ ,,~, _ "'_ the window. please? it's very hot in here.

2 It only takes a few hours to , from London to New York by

Concorde.

3 Could you

_ ... , the theatre to find out what time the play starts

tomorrow night?

4 Did you _ __ , the film on television last night?

j How long did it lake you to . _, , to play the guitar?

6 "Would you like a cigarette?"

"No, thank you. I don't ,, __ " .... ". '"

7 Could you ". __ ." ... ... _,, . this bag. please? It's too heavy for me.

S I'm tired. Can't we _,, .. __ " __ ",,. __ , .. for a minute?

9 I don't think I'll go out tonight. I want to __ .,_" ... " .. _ ... .. my hair.

10 If you don't know the way in England you can always, ,, __ ,, __ ....... __ ....... a policeman.

11 Do you know how to " ,,' bridge'?

12 I never " meat. I'm a vegetarian.

6 Tbebody

Write the number 1-15 next to the correct words (see example);

arm toe chest head back

shoulder - - _- - -_ -, foot

finger

elbow

hip

knee hand

neck

leg buuocks/ backside

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7 Missing verbs 3

FiJI in the missing verbs in the sentences below. Choose from ·the following (see example):

climb know sell
shut forget wear
come tell walk
cook spell lose Would you like to GfJJ]1g to my party on Friday?

2 Excuse me, do you.

. .... the way to the station, please?

3 I live very near my office. so I usually .

. ... to work.

4 Can you

5 Shall I

...... me what time the film starts, please? ....... my blue dress or my red dress to the party?

. your name, please?" he asked.

6 "Could you ...

7 the window, please. II's cold in here .

9 I think I'll .....

... trees when you were a child?

. my car and buy a motorbike instead.

8 Did you ever ..

10 My wife always gets very angry if I our Wedding Anniversary .

II Not many men know how to their wives!)

12 I hate playing cards wit my wife because I always seem to .

...... (At least that's what they say to

8 Opposites 2: more adjectives

Write down the opposite of each of the words on the left. Choose from the words on the right (see example):

ADJECTIVE right

2 strong 3 dead

4 early

5 thick 6 wide

7 male

8 kind

9 clever 10 dean 1 f cheap 12 easy

13 friendly 14 quiet

15 asleep

OPPOS1TE

.... - ..... 1i!NfJ!j .. -

.. : :: ~

thin
unkind
expensive
-
unfriendlY
awake
stupid
wrong
late
difficult
narrow
noisy
weak
dirty
alive
female 9

Countries and nationalities crossword

Fill in the following cross word. Each answer is a country or a nationality.

DOWN.!.

I He is British. He comes from 2 She is Italian. She lives in ...

] He comes from Sweden. He is ...

4 They are Dutch. They come from ... 5 He was born in China. He is ...

6 We come from Greece. We are .

7 He is German. He was born in .

8 She is Danish. She comes from .

9 Mr and Mrs Carter come from the USA. They are

ACROSS ....

I She is Swiss. She comes from

2 He is Polish. He was born in ...

3 My girlfriend is ... She was born in France. 4 He comes from lndia. He is ...

5 They come from Norway. They are 6 He was born in Russia. He is ...

7 She is Spanish. She comes from ...

10 Jobs 1

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct word(s).

a postman

a policeman

a shop assistant a waiter

an electrician a typist

a secretary

a doctor a nurse a dentist

11 Missing verbs 4

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below. Use the Present Simple ( I.

1I'0ro(

works. finish, finishes, etc.) in sentences 1,3,4,8. 10. 12. Choose from the fOllowin~

(see example):

I II

II

Ii

I

I

I

copy count cut
draw finish follow
hear help leave
look at speak understand I My wife starts work at 9 o'clock and ".,.~hg,c, .. -,- .... " at five.

2 She can't _ .. _" """ .. " ",, you, I'm afraid. She's deaf.

3 What time does the next bus' " .. ,," "" .. ,," ,please?

4 Janet is very clever, isn't she? She .. " ....... __ . __ "" .... _."" ... __ " at least six different languages.

5 The teacberasked the class to " " " " ". the blackboard.

6 My son has only just started talking but be can already , ", .

up to ten.

7 Put the knife down! You might , , yourself!

8 Samantha always _" """ ,,. the way I dress.

9 Would you ... " .... __ .. " .. _ ... "_." .... ,, ..... me to move the piano. please?

_ so well.

10 I think James is going to be an artist. He .. , "." "" .. ,,'" " "

of tOtins1s.

II .. __ "." ,_ .. " .. " " .. me, please," the guide said to the group

12 I don't speak English very well but I .. " "." _", ". quite a lot.

12

Choose the word 1

Fill in the missing wordis) in each of the following sentences (see ex-ample):

Would you like (a) some

2 I

(al am speaking

3 My husband ,(a) is born

4 One of my hobbies ' (a) are

.5 My brother is very - (a) tall

6 Do you know how (a) long

__ ,/,)OJrle-,

(b) any

_. more tea? (c) have

German quite well. but my wife can't.

(b) can speak (c) can

(b) are born

" , in London.

(c) was born

(b) is

golf.

(c) were

He's at least 190 ems . (c) long

(b) high

(b] much

___ , it is from London to Mandieslcr? (c) far

7 I gal this book from a very good friend

(a) of me (h) to me

8

(a) Everyone

(c) of mine

-"" likes John. He's very popular. (b) All people (e) Nobody

9 Whallime do you usually ._._ __ ._ .

"''''''''.'' " .... In the morning?

tal gel up (b) raise (e) go up

10 I didn't see you at the party, Sarah. Were you

(a) sick (b) bad (~~,,~;; .. - ?

J I Can I

(a) borrow 12 Can you

--'_'_'_,_,-"_ .... ,-

(a) Say

13 There aren't

(a] sOme ".

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(b) use

your phone, please? (e) lend

(b) teU

me the lime, please? (e) speak

(b) no

-.,," apples left.

(e) any

'<:) ~ - - '" ". '''''''''''''''''' I'm late.

llcuse me

(b) Sorry for

(c) I'm sorry

13 Jobs 2

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct word(s).

an actress

a bus driver a fireman an optician

a hairdresser

an office worker an engineer

a businesswoman "_""_ .. _ a mechanic

a bank clerk

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14 What's the weather like?

Write under each of the drawings below what the weather is like. Choose from the following:

It's raining It's cloudy It's frosty
It's snowing It's sunny It's clearing up
It's windy It's freezing
It's foggy It's thawing 1 ....•........•.......•.....•.••..••••.

3 .

2 ·······················

. ....

4 ····················· .,.

,

5

7

6

8 .. _ , , __ .. , , _ .

~ , .
" ~ ."
~ . .

• ;
~ " _-. ...... ,

10

15 Missing verbs 5

Fm in the missing verbs. in the following sentences. Use the Present Simple (~_

• lVlod

knocks, ('1('.) or the Present Continuous tamlishm' knf){"king. I'k.) Cl.~--e ~r '

• 'JVU,) hom tfle

following (see example):

-
lie shine choose
wait . ,i~ deliver dream
~- ,.- ,.
pronouace marry cause
stay knock make I David! I think someone ....... d4 .. ~ ... _ .... at the door!

2 I get very annoyed when people -.-.- my name

wrongly,

3 Now that the sun beach.

4 Smoking _ _ _ Iungcancer.

___ at lasl let':> go down to lhe

5 We always _ ....... __ ........ vi~il Rri"hltln

at the Grand Hotel whenever we

6 I find it hard (0 believe that some people .. ~ ~.+ •• , - .-.+.-- ,

__ ...... for

money instead of love.

the winner of the I'oelry

7 "Do you know who _ - ..

Competition this year?" "Yes, It's Miss Belcher."

on the' south

8 Hastings is a famous town which - ..

coast of EnsJand.

9 "What's happened to the boy who usually -

groceries?"

"Oh. he's on holiday this week." is f~

. ent, I'll see if Mr BarloW

10 If you Just _ a mom '(~

. Do yoU like I

. . ... for Jennifer.

II This is a dress I .

12 One of the most famous songs in the world is "J of a While Christmas".

16

Plurals crossword

Fill in the following crossword by giving the plurals of the words below:

DOWN I city

2 bus

J woman 4 glass

.5 leaf

6 looth

7 lady

ACROSS I mouse 2 potato 3 child

4 goose

5 fool

6 day

7 man

8 knife

9 box

17 Food and drink 1

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct wordtsj.

a cup of tea a banana oranges
vegetables bread toast
an ice-cream wine bacon and eggs
jam sausages cheese ®

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18 Opposites 3: verbs

Write down the opposite of each of the words on tile left. ChOOse from tbe Words on the tight (see example):

VERB

to slop 2 to laugh 3 to open 4 to come 5 to work 6 10 bring 7 tolearn 8 to lend

') to turn on 10 to ask

II to like

12 to sell

13 to pull

14 (0 sit down 15 to arrive

.. ,,-.-.,-1·.···'····' , ... -.-_ .. _ ... +

to take

to turn off to dislike to borrow to depart to start

to answer to push

to close to teach 10 cry

to play 1080

to buy

to stand up

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Prepositions of time

. h 'ssing prepositions in the following sentences. Use these prepositions:

Fillml e rm

AT (4 times) SINCE (twice)

ON (3 times)

IN (5 times)

FOR (3 times)

I What do you usually do " _ .. 4 ..... the weekend?

2 Would you like to come to my party." """." __ .. Friday?

3 Mrs Green will be away ."''''.",,.,,"_ 3 weeks.

4 I usually finish work .,," """."".4 o'clock _ __"". ""_ the afternoon.

5 We got 10 London __ " ,,' __ ,,,. 9 o'clock ..

6 English children usually open their presents.

----."" Christmas morniq. '

7 My husband often works late ...

night.

H Beethoven was born

.... the 18th century,

') I haven't seen Janel

last May. 10 English children have 6-7 weeks' holiday II We are going to Italy

"-,,,, __ the summer.

12 I first visned Paris _ 13 We drank cham

pagne .... New Year's Eve.

14 I haven't b

een to the cinema "'."

I.~ r

ve been a teacher _'" "-" ..... ".1%7.

"--,,-,,. two weeks "" ... """". __ July.

1975.

,,- a long time.

20 What are they saying? 1

Look at the drawings and fill in the missing words. Choose from the following:

a After you! b Look out!

c How do you do.

d Excuse me. please.

e A box of matches. please.

r Bless you!

g Do sit down.

h Help yourselves.

Cheers!

j Oh. sorry!

21 Missing verbs 6

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below, Use the past tense (jump. jumped, want, wanted, t:(c.) in numbers 2, 3, 6, 10 & II, Choose from the following (see example):

jump need want cost

dress rain clean describe

move talk continue enjoy

If you

"",1wd"

any help with the W'dshing-up, just let me know,

2 "The windows look a bit dirty, darling,"

"But I only, them yesterday!"

3 I was only three when my parents

Wales,

, , from London to

4 How much does it '

, ,._, to h ire a car for the weekend '! , well. doesn't she'!"

:; "Sandra,

"Well. so would you if your husband was a millionaire ." 6 Bjorn Borg Was so happy when he won the match that he ' over the net,

7 "Can you

the policeman asked,

8 We'll stop now, but we'll

, .,. the man you saw outside the bank, Sir?"

after lunch,

~ I'mjust going down to the shops. Mum, Is there anything you me to get you?

10 Thank you for a wonderful evening. I really,

it.

II Last summer we went to Ireland for our holidays. The people were nice but the

weather was terrible - it

, , , nearly every day.

12 Could you come here a minute, please, Janet? I want to ,_",,'_ "" to you.

22 Food and. drink 2

wrire the number of each drawing next to the correct wordts).

tomatoes soup a cake
a cup of coffee beer potatoes
butter pears apples
meal a boiled egg biscuits ®

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23 Choose the word 2

Fill in the missing word(s) in each of the following sentences:

a There's

_. a strange man outside the house.

bIt's c He's

2 I . ._ _ _ '--.- to Spain in the summer,

b think to go c goes

a am going

3 I usually go to __ .. __ at 7.30.

a my work b my job c work

4 _ me the salt, please.

a Pass b Reach c Hold

5 My son plays tennis very _ _ .

a good b great

c well

6 How many _ _ were there at the party on Saturday?

a people b persons c guests

7 There's a park at the - .. of my house.

a back b backside c behind

8 Let's have a bottle of wine _ _ the meal.

c for

9 Do you mind if Brenda -- us to the cinema tonight?

a comes with b follows c follows with

a to

b with

10 Shall we go for this afternoon?

a a bath b a swim c bathing

I J Oh, sorry!

a You're welcome. b Not at all.

c That's all right.

12 We had __ _ beautiful weather last weekend.

c such a

a so

b such

13 I'd like _._ -, please.

a a loaf of bread

b a bread

c one bread

14 Did you have a - time at the party?

a funny b fun c nice

24 Today, yesterday, etc.

Look at the following calendar, then fill in the missing words in the sentences below. Choose from the ones on the right (see example):

MAY

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
I 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 II 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 I _,_~.--.- .. -,--,.-,., ... ,- .... -,- - is Thursday. (May [6th)

2 I'm getting married " " .

(May 17th)

3 I went to London _"." .. " .. __ ..... .. __ ._ .. __ .. _ ....

(May 15th)

this morning last night

the day after tomorrow next Thursday

tonight

yesterday

tomorrow afternoon last Thursday

this afternoon tomorrow

today

the day before yesterday

4 Are you going to Sally's party ""'"'''''''''' """"" .. _ _". " " 1

(May 23rd)

5 I'm going to the theatre.""" " " " . __ " ".

(7.30 p.rn./May 16th)

6 My parents are coming to see me . __ . __ .. ". ." " .. " _ .

(May 18th)

7 I'm going to Manchester " __ " "._ __ .

(I p.m./May 17th)

8 My sister came to see me " ... ", ........ (May 9th)

9 Shall we play tennis _ " 1

(2 p.m./May 16th)

10 There was a good film on television _"'"'''''''' _. _ ,," .. _ .

(8.30 p.rn./MaY 15th)

II I got a letter from my brother " __ ." " .

(8.30 a.m./May 16th)

12 I bought a new car __ " " " _ .

(May 14th)

25 Food and drink 3

Write lhe number of each drawina next to the correct word(s),

nuls a grapefruit spaghetti
beans crispbread Danish pastries
a sandwich crayfish fish and chips'
a hot <los chicken a glass of milk ® -~,

~ ._,

~' -' ....

... ' _ ..... -

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"~"".. .. 4 •••. _.

"__ .~:- ~,$"""7 •

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26 Opposites 4: more verbs

write down the opposite of each of the words on the left. Choose from the words on the right (see example):

VERB I to love

2 to wake up ), to live

4 to btow

~ to get up

6 to spend

7 to break

8 to shout

9 to win

10 to feel ill 11 to lose 12 to show

13 to remember 14 to put on

15 to float

OPPOSIT~

...................... Juitt ...

to mend

to feel well togo to bed to take off to find

to hate

to lose

to forget

to save

to sink

to whisper to fall asleep to suck

to hide

to die

,; .

,:.~. _. ··1

27 How do they look?

Look at the drawings below. then fill in the missing words. Choose from the following (see example):

happy sad

ill

hot

nervous frightened cold

tired

worried comfortable correct embarrassed

She looks

He looks . __ ._ _ _

She looks ..

He looks -

He looks ,_, .. "

It looks

........... He looks ....

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He looks " ... " ... " ..

He looks .,

, , 1 J I I I j , J, ~.I~ ..

: J OPE""" rUll nlu..1'i,E F

1/. U I. H. 4 , ..... ~ ...

"

1

He looks ..

28 Complete the dialogue

I n the following dialogue, the part of the customer has been left out. Put in the words she speaks in the right order. Choose from the following:

- Yes, that looks nice. How much is it?

- Yes, it was perfect. I'll take it.

- Yes, please. I'm looking for a jumper.

- Thank you. Now, where's my purse

- Er ,., size 38, I think,

- Yes, please.

- Yes. Blue, if possible.

- I see. Thank you.

Shop assistant Can I help you?

Customer __ . _. __ .. __ .. _ .. ,,_, _, - .. - .

Shop assistant I see. What size. please?

Customer _'- __ '- __ '-_,., ,.,-.,.-., -., .. ,.,_ _ .. _._., .. ,. ".,., , - ,., , , .

Shop assistant Any particular colour?

Customer ",,__ ""'- .. ,," """." ... " .... " .... _ ......... ,'".", ......

Shop assistant Well, what about this one?

Customer "" ..

Shop assistant £12.99. Would you like to try it on?

Customer

Shop assistant The changing-room's over there.

Customer

, . - . , . , .. , .. ,., .. , - , . , . - .. -. , , , . , , , . ,- ,_. _ .. , , .. - , . , .. - , . ~.

(She tries it on) Shop assistant Well. did it fit?

Customer .. .. _.,,, _ "- ..

Shop assistant Right. I'll just wrap it up for you.

Customer ,.,. """'" _ .. _, .. ,. _ ,_., ... _, .. ,., - ....... , .. , .... "

."_ ~ .. : . " .. ' .. r. .... ':~.,

29 The house 1

Write the numbers 1-12 next to the correct words.

door gate roof

garden garage chimney

hedge wall path

drainpipe window balcony

30 Missing verbs 7

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below. Use the past tense (study. studied) or the Perfect tense <haw/has studied), Choose from the following (see example):

study bake explain
agree happen decide
quarrel fail comb
join demand promise I I .. ,

,. _~, ._.,. _._ ... _. .,' IWO cakes yesterday afternoon.

2 "Why aren't Mary and John talking to each other'?"

"I don't know. Maybe they, --""."".

3 Peter was very disappointed when he ,_ driving test.

__ his

4 By the way. Julie and 1 ."

5 I ."_"".,, " _. __ ."'' "

_'''''"."."._ .. _ .. ''."".,,''_ to get married.

_ French for six years at school, but I

can't speak a word now.

6 It should be a good party - both David and Alan

"" .. "."".,,_ "" to come.

7 1 "" .... "

","'_"_'_"''''''''''''''''''''''''''_ to him why 1 wouldn't be able to come

to the meeting,

S 1 ""_._ .. "".".".,,"" """""""''''''''''''''._ the Rugby Club two years ago,

9 A very strange thing _ ... ".""".,,._,_"" __ ".""".".".""".-" ... _ to me on my way to work this morning,

10 The little girl always cried when her mother her hair.

II We "."." "."" ... __ ""._._""""""

""" .. _" to meet outside the station at 10

o'clock the following morning.

12 The man walked into the shop and. "" ... _ "" " .. "." .. ""'''''''''''''''''' -.""" to see the manager.

31 Shops, etc .:

Write down where you would go to in order to buy or do the things on the left. Choose from the places on the right (see example):

YOU WANT

I a pair of shoes or boots 2 medicine, make-up

3 fish. a crab

4 sausages, meat 5 a haircut (men) 6 potatoes. apples 7 butter. cheese

8 whisky, wine

9 a bunch of roses

10 a newspaper, a magazine II cigarettes, matches

12 a loaf of bread, cakes 13 stamps

14 a new hair-do (womenl .. 15 a sofa, a bed i 16 the latest fashion

GOTOTHE

"-'-"-"-~"~"'-'

11 a ring, a watch

18 to dean a jacket or a skirt - ... ,- - .... " .. "".". ""." .. "." 19 a hammer, a screwdriver

20 a new pair of glasses

21 to cash a cheq ue

22 to do the weekly washing 23 a cup of tea, a sandwich 24 to book a holiday

25 a pen, envelopes

florist's

post office boutique optician's shoe shop chemist's barber's baker's dry-cleaner's stationer's fishmonger's grocer's furniture shop ironmonger's launderette butcher's off-licence hairdresser's cafe greengrocer's jeweller's travel agency newsagent's bank tobacconist's

32 The house 2

: ~ .:

Write the numbers 1-15 next to the correct words.

living-room dining-room bedroom
stairs downstairs ceilina
toilet floor bathroom
cellar upstairs kitchen
attic landin. hall 33 Prepositions 3

Fill in the missing prepositions in the following sentences:

I I met my husband a party.

aon bby cat

2 SaHy has been a teacher three yean.

a for b since c in

3 Many Swedes are good skiina.

a to

b at

c in

4 I live '" Queen's Road.

a on b in c by

5 Anne is 25·years·old. but she still lives her parents.

a at b by c with

6 See you Wednesday 7 o'clock.

a on/on bat/at con/at

7 We are baving a big party New Year's Eve.

a to

b on

c for

8 Shall we go the cinema tonight?

a on

b at

c to

9 I got a tie

... my girlfriend .

Christmas.

a for/to b by/at c from/for

10 Shall we ring a taxi?

a for

b after

c to

II I must introduce you . . ..... " my cousin.

a to b with c for

12 Don't eat sweets, they're bad your teeth.

a to b for c with

13 I haven't been to the cinema years.

a at b since c for

14 Would you like a piece of cake your coffee?

a with b to c for

34 Opposites 5: various words

Complete the following sentences with a word that is opposite in meaning to the one in bold type. Choose from the words below (see example):

behind last far after
single future unfurnished nobody
bottom shallow hardly ever worse
country always light adult I Everybody likes Janet, but ". ----.-.- ~ ,_, likes John.

2 The river is deep here, but it's _, ... ,.,., .. , _ _, _ .. __ .. _. . .. .. , .. , .. "" _,. over there.

3 I orten go to the cinema but I _ .. _ .. _ .. _ __ .. "." go to the

theatre.

4 Are you married or .. " .. "" .. "" ... ,,""""" __ ...... "_"_,,,, .. ,,_ ?

5 Ophelia never gets up before 9.30 so I am not surprised that she is ' -"

late for work.

6 Is your husband betler now, Mrs Green?

No, I'm afraid he's a lot .... ".,,_._ .. _ ... "" .... """"." .. "." ..

7 I'll pick. up the heavy suitcase and you pick up the .""" ,, "

one.

8 Is the cinema in front of or _ """."." " the bank?

9 I came Drsl in the class in English but ..... __ .......... _._ .... _ " .. _ .... " ...... " ..... -" ... in Geography.

10 Did you meet your wife before or _ .. _ " _._ " " you left

university?

11 The house is near the station-not _ " " " from the library·

12 Now that I'm an _" _ .. _ " _ " " " I wish I were a chlId

again.

13 Do the exercise at the fop of page 36 first. then the one at the _. ,., _ ..

of page 37.

14 We know what has happened in the pas'. but we can never tell what will happen

in the, .. ----

15 Are you looking for a furnished flat?

No. I'm looking for an .. __ , __ .. _. __ _ __ . one. actually.

16 He Jives in the town in the winter and in the __ . ..

in the summer.

35 In the living-room

Write the numbers 1-16 next to the correct words.

television set sofa clock
ashtray magazines coffee table
armchair stereo painting
plant wallpaper vase of flowers
carpet cushion
bookcase fireplace 36 Missing verbs 8

Fill in the missing verbs in the sentences below. (Remember to choose the correct verb tense.) Choose from the following (see example):

build

kiss

paint recognise

fetch

lie down pay refuse

feel offer post smell

Do you think you should .. _, out with her?

"./k4>o ..

a girl the first time you go

2 The man .". " ."."", __ ,_"""".,,., to tell the police where he had hidden the

money.

3 I think I'll put a jumper on - I

4 Could you go and wanted on the phone.

S Is it really you, Simon? I'm sorry. but I didn't

""."",, a bit cold.

___ Mum from next-door, Susan. She's

,, ".,,_ "" .. ; .. '" you

without your beard.

6 How long did it take you to . _",,_,," __

_ your house?

""" for a while,

7 I feel very tired. I think I' II go and ,,_""

8 Are you sure it's all right to eat this fish? It .

'"'''''''''''''' ,, terrible!

9 We spent the whole day " __ ." __ ."""."."." ... ,, ,,_ the bedroom.

10 "How much did he "'" "Three hundred pounds."

II Put your money away, James. I'll

- - __ ."".""" """ ... you for your car?"

" , for this!

12 Could you ". " " .. , ... __ . """"""_" these letters for me, please?

37 What's the matter?

Fill in the missing words under each of the drawings below. Choose from the following:

a headache a sore throat

a stomach ache a temperature

toothache a cold

a bad cough measles

broken his leg burnt himself been stung pregnant

He's got .. _ _.......................... She's got .. - - - .

He's ._ - - , ..

She""s ., .. , .. ~ .. +-+-~ •• , •••• - _ ••• , ••• - ••••• _ •• ~.~.+ .. ~.

She's got ._.

He's got - -- -_ _.-

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(j)

She's ._ _ _ - .

He's _ _ _.................. He's got < _., •••• -.- _ < .

';he's got . __ __ .-._ . __ . __ .__ He's got He's got __ .- .

38 What are they saying? 2

Look at the drawings below and tiU in the missing words. Choose from the following:

a Say"Cheese"!

b Have you got the right time, please?

c Drive carefully.

d Would you hold this for me, please?

e Good luck!

f Congratulations!

g Do you mind if I smoke?

h Excuse me, is this seat free?

What do you do for a living?

j Goodbye. It was nice meeting you.

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39

In the kitchen

Write the numbers 1-18 next to the correct words.

sink forks saucers
cups glasses dishwasher
shelf fridge knives
frying pan saucepan tap
jug spoons cooker (stove)
drawer cupboard plates @

40 Choose the word 3

Fill in the missing word{s) in each of the following sentences:

I'm afraid there isn't. a space

b room

" ,. in the car for everyone. c places

2 I _ .. " " _ , .. ,,, .. three years ago.

b stopped to smoke

c finished with smoking

3 Excuse me, have you got _ " _ _, please?

a the fire b a light c match

4 I I ike your hat, Julie. It really .. "

a passes b suits

a stopped smoking

- ...... _ ... you. c shows

a wine enough

,_, _, .. , for everyone? b enough wine

c enough of wine

5 ts there -

6 Do you mind if I open the window?

a Yes, of course

b No, of course not

c No, thank you

7 Don't go yet, I'm just going to ...... ''''''''_'_''_

a make b cook

_, _, _. some coffee. c boil

8 I've got a very good ..... a work

b profession

.. with the sse. c job

9 I can't see. Would you __ ,,"'''''_'' .. '''''' a change places

b change place

,_,. with me?

c change the place

10 The .. .. " _ _ from London to Edinburgh was very tiring.

a travel

b crossing

-"'''''''" - my wife to drive.

b teaching

c journey

II I am "" ... a learning

c showing

12 a We were 14 people

,-, ,- - ... ,. -. -- - .. "., - - .. " ... -., , at the party on Saturday ~

b There were 14 of us c We were 14

I think we've missed the bus. 13 Oh. ,, __ .. , '" ... "

a I don't hope so

, That was the last one.

b I hope we don '1 c I hope not

41 Irregular verbs crossword 1

Complete the crossword by filling in the past tense of the verbs in the sentences below (see example):

ACROSS

1 My sister ... married on April 26th 1980. 2 David ... very well at the party.

3 He slipped on a banana skin and ... his leg.

4 Do you know who ... the book 'How Green was my

Valley'?

5 I was late, so I '" all the way.

6 He ... off a wall and hurt himself.

7 My cousin ... for Great Britain in the Olympic Games

when he was only 16.

8 I ... three rabbits last weekend. 9 We .. ' to Spain last summer.

10 Who ... you to play the guitar. Sally?

DOWN

a I'm sorry. but I .,. to post that letter you save me. b He ... the ball to me.

c It was cold, so he ... the window.

d I ... a whole bottle of champagne on my last birthdtiy. e A police car ... me on the motorway.

fl a very interesting book last weekend.

g I until II o'clock this morning.

h We had a lovely time in Greece. The weather was really beautiful. In fact. the sun ... all the time.

I ... ill this morning so I decided not to go to work. j A dog ... her as she was walking through the park

GET SING BREAK

WRITE RUN FALL

SWIM SHOOT FLY TEACH

FORGET THROW SHUT DRINK OVERTAKE READ SLEEP

SHINE FEEL BITE

):

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42 Sports and pastimes 1

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct word.

table tennis skiing painting . ,
billiards chess pottery
ice hockey sailing cycling
football athletics photography o (])

4

43 Sports and pastimes 2

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct word.

stamp collecting dressmaking gardening,
wrestling skating roller-skating
tennis jogging fishing
golf show jumping playing cricket /

'/

f

"~

_0

@

®

@

.,.

44 In the town

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct wordts).

t raffic lights pedestrian crossing pavement

fire station

bus stop

railway station

church bridge

police station car park hospital school

45 Who's saying what?

Below are ten typical phrases used in certain situations. Look at the drawings then decide where each phrase is most likely to be heard. Mark a-j in the bubbles (see example):

f Do you take milk and sugar? g Anything to declare?

h A pound of sugar, please.

Keep the change!

j Time, gentlemen, please!

a Three gallons of Super, please. b Any more fares, please?

c Are you being served?

d Could I have the bill. please? e A second-class single to Man-

chester, please.

TICKETS

46 Jobs in the home

Write the number of each drawing next to the correct word(s).

to darn to do the ironing 10 make the beds
to bake to decorate to clean the windows
to dust (0 do the washing-up to do the washing
to tidy up to sweep to do the gardening
to polish to vacuum (hoover) to lay the table ®

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@

47 Irregular verbs crossword 2

Complete the crossword by tilling in the past tense of the verbs in the sentences below (see example):

ACROSS

I It was so cold last November that the canal

2 The police finally ... the bank robbers after chasing them for several hours.

3 I ... up at 6.30 this morning.

4 Mr and Mrs Brown ... from London to Manchester last

weekend.

5 The child ... his mother's hand as they crossed the road.

6 We in the park all afternoon.

7 We up at least fifty balloons for the party.

8 My parents ... £35,000 for their house.

9 He was so tired that he ... down for a while on the bed. 10 Bjorn Borg ... the ball into the net.

FREEZE

CATCH WAKE

DRIVE HOLD SIT BLOW PAY LIE HIT

DOWN

a She ... a long, white evening-dress to the party.

b I a £5 note on my way to work this morning.

c We English all the time when we were on holiday.

d He his wife at a disco.

e The child ... her finger while playing with a knife.

f The thieves '" in the doorway until the police had lOne pas!.

g He ... his girlfriend a ring for her birthday.

h The teacher a map of Spain on the blackboard.

My cousin an actor in 1964.

j I thought you you would help me.

k My brother his boat himself.

WEAR FIND SPEAK MEET CUT

HIDE BUY DRAW BECOME SAY BUILD

48 Prepositions 4 '

Fill in the missing prepositions in the following sentences:

I How often do you borrow books _, _ _ the library?

a in b off c from

2 Yes, you're right, Jane. 1 agree you.

a to b with c on

3 Cheers! Let's drink." your success.

a to b with c at

4 Can you look , , .. , .. ,. the children tonight? I have to go to a meeting.

a at

b after

c for

5 My children are looking forward Christmas.

a with

b to

c against

6 My brother is living a French girl.

a at b by c with

7 Look at the exercise " the bottom of page 17.

a on

b at

c in

8 We went to Swansea ......... " ........ _ ...... train.

a by b with c on

9 Do you usually have a party "" ". "" .. yout birthday?

a at

b with

c on

10 He put a ladder up " the wall.

a to

b against

c on

II I'm reaJly longing the holidays.

a for b after c to

12 What time did you arrive " London?

a at

bin

cto

13 There is a bus stop

_ . , _ the end of the road.

a at

bin

c to

14 My sister is afraid

a for b of

....... " .. " ...... dogs.

c with

49 Word association

Write next to each of the words on the left a word that is connected with it in some way. Choose from the ones on the right. Use each word once only (see example):

I house

2 businessman 3 apple pie

4 cigarettes

5 bird

6 leiter

7 car

8 school 9 husband

JO secretary I I tree

12 hair

J3 dentist 14 cup

15 roof

16 book

17 railway station 18 river

19 sky

20 knife

.,.".,--.~.,.-,.-, .. ,.,- ...

motorway wife toothache chimney cloud family custard typewriter comb

saucer nest bridge trunk library lighter train briefcase envelope fork pupils

50 Animals, pets, etc.

Write the number of each. drawing next to ihe correct word.

a dog a sheep a duck a mouse
a cat a goat a goose a worm
a horse a chick a rabbit a rat
a cow a turkey a kitten a frog
a pig a bull a budgie a spider ... ,:

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@

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51 What are they? (categories)

Fill in the missing words in the sentences below. Choose from the words in the box and use each word once only (see example):

1 A pear and a plum are 2 Golf and tennis are

............ ~ .

3 Finland and New Zealand are .

4 A table and a sofa are 5 A guitar and a flute are

6 A car and a motorbike are 7 A shirt and a skirt are

8 Helen and Jill are

9 A cabbage and an onion are 10 Orange and purple are

II Eighteen and thirty are

12 The Thames and the

Danube are

13 Peter and Mark are

14 A lion and an elephant are

15 London and Copenhagen are 16 An oak and a beech are

17 A doll and a train set are

18 A salmon and a herring are 19 Breakfast and lunch are

20 A pigeon and a sparrow are 21 A cat and a dog are

22 A cousin and an aunt are 23 A rose and a daffodil are 24 A hotel and a library are 25 March or July are

++4. ~.~ •• ~ ••••• +.~ •• ++~~ •• ++~ ••• ++~ •• ++~ •••

birds

boys' names buildings capital cities clothes colours countries fish

flowers fruits

girls' names meals months musical

instruments numbers

pets

pieces of

furniture relatives rivers

sports

toys

trees vegetables vehicles wild animals

52 'Odd man out'

In each group of four words below, one is different. Underline the word that is different - that is the 'odd man out' (see example):

Monday, Thursday, July, Friday

(July is a month, the others are days of the week.)

rose, oak, tulip, daffodil

2 bright, yellow, orange, green 3 plum, apple, onion, pear

4 cat, dog, horse, pigeon

5 sofa, coat, table, chair

6 grape, carrot, leek, lettuce

7 seven, thirty, eighteen, once

8 Belgian, Denmark, Brazil, Japan 9 cap, helmet, belt, hat

10 brother, niece, grandfather, uncle II car, bus, ship, van

12 cheese, bread, sausages, coffee 13 painting, rugby, skiing, tennis 14 milk, water, tea, petrol

15 spoon, knife, cup, fork

16 fly, mouse, spider, ant

17 bed, pillow, washing machine, mattress 18 Amanda, Peter, Michael, David

19 garden, hall, lawn, fence

20 post office, library, park, hotel

53 Crossword: what's the word?

Read through the sentences and complete the crossword (see example);

ACROSS -

2 A Hower. It rhymes with nose. 4 A month. It rhymes with sky.

7 A time of the day. It rhymes with fiPt. S A country. It rhymes with rain.

9 A number. It rhymes with gate.

II A relative. It rhymes with dozen.

12 You use it when it's raining. It rhymes with cen.r. 16 A vegetable. It rhymes with parrot.

19 A vehicle. It rhymes with sorry.

20 A season. It rhymes with sing.

22 A window is usually made of this. It rhymes with class.

23 A very large animal that lives in the sea. It rhymes with sail. 24 What people usually do at night. It rhymes with cbeap.

25 A board game two people play. It rhymes with less.

DOWN 1.

1 A direction. It rhymes with mouth.

3 The wife of a king. It rhymes with seen. 5 It's very hot. It rhymes with bigher.

6 A fruit. It rhymes with wbere.

S You sit on it. It rhymes with fool.

10 A building with lots of books. It rhymes with tree. 11 A pet. It rhymes with hat.

13 You drink it. It rhymes with silk. 14 A colour. It rhymes with bed.

15 Found in the bathroom. It rhymes with hope. 17 An insect with eight legs. It rhymes with wider.

18 Something many people have with their breakfast. It rhymes with post. 20 Something you wear. It rhymes with wbose.

21 You wear these to see better. It rhymes with passes.

24 You put it on your food to make it taste better. It rhymes with horse. 26 The opposite of happy. It rhymes with mad.

.. ..

:;" VVordsthatsoundthesaDle

Some words in English sound the same but have different meanings. Can you tell the difference? Read through the following questions and put a circle around the correct word (see example):

I Which is short for 'it is'? @ its
2 Which can you eat? meat meet
3 Which is half of four? too two
4 Which is a greeting? high hi
5 Which is part of a shoe (and yourfoot)? heal ., heel
6 Which is a fruit? pear pair
7 Which is short for 'they are'? they're there
8 Which is to do with making clothes? sow sew
9 Which is a metal? steel steal
10 Which is another word for expensive? deer dear
II Which is a vegetable? bean been
12 Which is used to make bread and cakes? flower flour
13 Which is on your head? hare hair
14 Which has sixty minutes? hour our
15 Which sign would you see in a shop window? sale sail
16 Which can you walk up and down on? stares stairs
17 Which does a cat and a dog have? tail tale
18 Which is a door made of? would wood
19 Which is a colour? blew blue
20 Which does a ship sail on? sea see 55 Adjective + noun

In each of the sentences below, choose the best noun (in brackets) to go with the adjective, Underline the word (see example);

I An interesting (path, TV programme, water). 2 A high (cigarette, suitcase, mountain).

3 A comfortable (chair, chicken, pencil).

4 A right (car, answer, umbrella).

5 A sunny (day, vegetable, student). 6 A noisy (party, ice-cream, garden).

7 A married (child, woman, animal).

8 An empty (blouse, cucumber, bottle). 9 A heavy (spoon, feather, bag).

10 A broken (window, banana, meal). II A loud (candle, hotel, noise).

12 A wooden (tie, door, river).

13 A sharp (knife, book, table).

14 A long (radio, comb, walk).

IS A round (cooker, dog, bail).

16 A fast (car, shoe, kitchen).

17 A bright (smell, colour, taste).

18 An exciting (tomato, film, lamp).

19 A careful (soup, handbag, driver). 20 A happy (child, living-room, pillow).

56 Group the words

.. ","\,

Write the following words under the correct heading. (1bere are five words in eacih group.)

baseball football orange sofa
bed golf red table
black green shirt tennis
chair hat skiing wardrobe
coat jeans skirt white COLOURS FURNITURE
-.
'i:.
SPORTS CLOTHES 57 Choose the word 4

Underline the word which best completes the following sentences (see example):

I Turn on the (a light blighter c lampshade), please. It's very dark in here. 2 She went to the greengrocer's to buy some (a cheese b bread c apples).

3 David is married to my father's sister. He's my (a cousin b brother c uncle).

4 We usually (a watch b look c see) television in the evenings.

5 After running a marathon, Jane felt reaJly (a angry b tired c friendly).

6 My uncle buys and sells houses and flats. He's (a a receptionist b a salesman c an estate agent).

7 Anne is very good (a at b with c in) tennis.

8 I feel (a hungry b thirsty c lonely). I think I'll make myself a sandwich. 9 We (a rode b caught c got in) the last bus home.

10 Water usually (a thaws b hardens c freezes) when the temperature goes below zero.

11 'There are lots of things to eat on the table,' Mary told her guests. 'So please help

(a yourself b yourselves c myself).'

12 I usually have a boiled (a egg b plate c coffee) for breakfast.

13 Her work is very good. She makes (a small b few c little) mistakes, 14 The little boy (a danced b jumped c cycled) over the stream.

15 Christine looked in the mirror as she (a brushed b made c changed) her hair. 16 I haven't (a get b written c used) a letter for a long time.

17 'I've just got married.'

'Really? (a You're welcome! b Cheers! c Congratulations!)'

18 Her broth 'n

. ers, om and Jerry, were born on the same day. They were (a twins

b pa,rs c partners).

58 New words for old

Take a word from the box and add it to one of the words below to form a new word. The clue next to each word should help you (see example):

ball fly paper
bin ground post
coat guard room
dress light tray
drop man way I post ~ .

2 life ..

3 ash .

4 sun ..

5 butter .

6 sign .

7 night .

8 snow .

9 foot ..

10 bed . .

11 over .

12 rail .

13 news .

14 dust .

IS play .

This person delivers letters. Works on a beach.

Smokers use this.

You see it during the day.

An insect with brightly-coloured wings.

Tens you how far and where the next town is.

Many women wear this in bed.

A white spring flower.

A popular sport.

Where most people sleep.

You wear this to keep warm. (Both men and women.)

For trains.

People often read this every day. Used for rubbish.

Usually full of children.

59 6-letter words

Read through the clues below and fill in the missing two letters in each word (see example):

I A capital city.

2 You take this on holiday for photographs. 3 A popular sport.

4 Most rooms in a house have at least one 5 Your brother's son.

6 How heavy you are.

7 Not in your own country. 8 You walk on it in a room.

9 A number.

JO You see it when the sun is shining. 11 A spider, a bee, an ant, etc.

12 Where bread is made.

13 The opposite of wide.

14 What everybody breathes. 15 Not very sunny.

16 A country in Europe.

17 A musical instrument with four strings. 18 A fruit and a colour.

19 A mother or a father.

20 You can pay for things you buy with this.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

L 0 N 0 0 N
A M E R
E N N I
I N D 0
E P H E
E I G H
B R 0 A
A R P E
I G H T
H A 0 0
N S E C
A K E R
A R R 0
X Y G E
L 0 U D
R E E C
I 0 L I
R A N G
A R E N
H e Q U 60 Where are they?

Where are the people saying the phrases below? Choose from the following. Write the number next to the correct place (see example):

at a football match 1. at the cinema at the post office
at a hotel at the doctor's at the pub
at a party on at the greengrocer's ..... in a lift
31 December at the hairdresser's ..... in a shoe shop
ata wedding at the ironmonger's ..... inside a car
at the airport at the library 011 a plane
at the chemist's at the newsagent's .~ ... on the beach How much are the carrots?

2 A first-class stamp, please.

3 This is your captain speaking.

4 Come on, you Reds!

5 A bottle of cough medicine, please.

6 Have you got a black pair - size 8?

15 Two tickets for the

19 Flight SK505 is now boarding through Gate II.

/

8 Happy New Year!

20 A wash and a blow dry,

Answers

TEST I

sing

2 sleep 3 swim 4 listen 5 drive 6 dance 7 cry

8 write 9 laugh 10 drink II read 12 run

TESTl

bad

2 thin

3 small 4 short 5 empty 6 old

7 closed 8 dry

9 cold 10 new

II sad 12 slow 13 low 14 poor IS soft

TEST 3

eye 4

mouth 9

tongue 12

hair

eyelash 5

forehead 2

chin 14

ear 6

cheek 13

jaw 15

nose 7

eyebrow lip

teeth freckles

TEST 4

I between 2 inside

3 on

4 opposite S behind

6 over

., under

8 in front of 9 in

10 next to II outside 12 through

TESTS

I open 2 fly

3 phone 4 watch 5 learn 6 smoke 7 carry

8 sit down 9 wash

10 ask

II play 12 eat

TEST 6

arm

toe

chest head back shoulder foot finger elbow

3 10 II 8

5 15 7

4 3 14 9 6

hip II

knee 13

hand 8

neck 2

leg 12

buttocks/backside 10

4 Holland .'i Chinese 6 Greek

7 Germany 8 Denmark 9 American

TEST 7

Across

I Switzerland 2 Poland

3 French

4 Indian

5 Norwegian 6 Russian

7 SJYoIin

come 2 know 3 walk 4 tell

5 wear 6 spell 7 Shut 8 climb 9 sell 10 forget

II cook 12 lose

TEST 10

a postman

a policeman

a shop assistant a waiter

an electrici an a typist

a secretary a doctor

a nurse

a dentist

TESTS

wrong 2 weak 3 alive 4 late

5 Ihin

6 narrow 7 female 8 unkind 9 stupid 10 dirty

II expensive 12 difficult

13 unfriendly 14 noisy

15 awake

TEST II

finishes 2 hear

3 leave

4 speaks 5 look at 6 count

7 cut

8 copies 9 help

10 draws II Follow

12 understand

TEST?

TESTIl

Down Britain 2 Italy

3 Swedish

I some

2 car. speak 3 was born <I is

4 9

5 2 7 10

S 3 6

5 lall 6 far

7 of mine

S Everyone 9 gel up

10 ill (sick = American

English) II use

12 tell

13 any

14 I'm sorry

TEST 13

an actress 8

a bus driver I

a fireman 7

an optician 5

a hairdresser 3

an office worker 9

an engineer 2

a businesswoman 10

a mechanic 4

a bank clerk 6

TEST 14

I It's sunny

2 II's frosty

3 II'S foggy

4 U's raining SIt's thawiIll! 6 It's cloudy

7 It's clearing up 8 11'5 windy

9 It's freezing 10 It' 5 snowing

TEST IS

is Cs) knockin, 2 pronounce

3 is ('s) shining 4 causes

5 slay

6 marry

7 is ('5) chOOSing 8 lies

9 delivers. 10 wait

II am (,m) making 12 am (,m) dreaming

TEST 16

Down

I cities 2 buses

3 women 4 glasses 5 leaves 6 teeth

7 ladies

Across I mice

2 potatoes 3 children 4 geese

5 feet

6 days

7 men

8 knives 9 boxes

TESTJ7

a cup or tea 5

vegetables 9

an ice-cream 12

jam 6

a banana I

bread 8

wine 11

sausages 4

oranses 2

toast 7

bacon and egcs 3

cheese 10

TESTIS

to start 2 to cry

3 to close 4 logo

5 10 play 6 to lake 7 to teach

8 to borrow

9 to turn off 9 want II this morning
10 to answer 10 enjoyed 12 the day before yesterday
II to dislike [I rained
12 to buy 12 talk TEST 25
13 to push
14 to stand up TEST 11 nuts 9
IS to depart beans 4
tomatoes 5 a sandwich S
TEST 19 a cup of coffee 9 a hot dog 12
butter 12 a grapefruit
I at meat 2 crispbread 5
2 on soup 7 crayfish 10
3 for beer 10 chicken 2
4 at ... in pears 4 spaghetti II
.5 al a boiled eu I Danish pastries 7
6 on a cake II fish and chips 3
7 at potatoes 6 a glass of milk 6
8 in apples 3
9 since biscuits 8 TEST 26 ".
10 in
II for ... in TESTD I to hate
12 in 2 to fall asleep
13 on 1 There's 3 \0 die
14 for 2 am going 4 to suck
15 since 3 work 5 togo to bed
4 Pass 6 to save
TEST 20 .5 well 7 to mend
6 people 8 \0 whisper
A box of matches, 7 back 9 to lose
please. S with 10 to feel well
2 After you! 9 comes with II to find
3 Bless you! 10 a swim 12 to hide
4 Oh, sorry! II That's all right 13 to forget
5 Excuse me. please, 12 such 14 to take off
6 Do sit down. 13 a loaf of bread I~ to sink
7 Cheers! 14 nice
8 Help yourselves. TEST 27
9 How do you do.
10 Look out! TEST 24 1 happy
2 hot
TEST 21 1 Today 3 comfortable
2 tomorrow 4 frightened
need 3 yesterday 5 cold
2 cleaned 4 next Thursday 6 tired
3 moved 5 tonight 7 sad
4 cost 6 the day after tomorrow 8 correct
y.~ 5 dresses 7 tomorrow afternoon 9 embarrassed
6 jumped 8 last Thursday 10 nervous
7 describe 9 this afternoon II ill
8 continue 10 last night 12 worried TEST 18 3 fishmonger's 7 on
4 butcher's 8 to
Missing words: 5 barber's 9 from/for
_ Yes, please. I'm lookillJ. 6 greengrocer's 10 for
for a jumper. 7 grocer's II to
_ Er ... size 38, I think. 8 off· licence 12 for
_ Yes. Blue. if possible. 9 florisr's 13 for
_ Yes. that looks nice. How 10 newsagent's 14 with
much is it? II tobacconist's
- Yes. please. 12 baker's TEST 34
_ I see. Thank you. 13 post office
- Yes, it was perfect. I'll 14 haird res ser' s I nobody
take it. IS furniture shop 2 shallow
_ Thank you. Now, where's 16 boutique 3 hardly ever
my purse 17 jeweller's 4 single
18 dry-cleaner's 5 always
TEST 29 19 iron monger' s 6 worse
20 optician's 7 light
door 1 21 bank 8 behind
gate 11 22 launderette 9 last
roof 23 cafe 10 after
garden 9 24 travel agency II far
garage 8 25 stationer'S 12 adulf
chimney 2 13 bottom
hedge 12 TEST 32 14 future
wall 4 IS unfurnished
path 10 living-room 9 16 country
drainpipe 5 stairs 6
window 6 toilet 4 TEST 3S
balcony 3 cellar 13
attic television set 4
TEST 30 dining- room 8 ashtray 7
downstairs 15 armchair 10
baked floor 11 plant 16
2 have ('ve) quarrelled upstairs 14 carpet 13
3 failed landing 5 bookcase 1
4 have decided bedroom 2 sofa 5
5 studied ceiling 10 magazines 8
6 have promised
bathroom 3 stereo 2
7 explained kitchen 12 wallpaper
8 joined 14
hall 7 cushion 11
9 happened
to combed fireplace 3
TEST 33 clock 15
II agreed
12 demanded coffee table 6'
1 at painting 12
TEST 31 2 for vase offlowers 9
3 at
shoe shop 4 in
2 5 with
chemist's 6 on/al TEST 36 TESTJ9 D&WII
a forgot
kiss sink 13 b threw
2 refused cups 8 c shut
3 feel/am feelinc shelf II d drank
4 fetch frying paI;I 2 e overtook
5 recognise jug 12 f read
6 build drawer 15 g slept
7 lie down forks 17 h shone
8 smells glasses 7 felt
9 painting fridge 4 j bit
10 offer saucepan 3
II pay spoons 18 TEST 42
12 post cupboard 6
saucers 9 table tennis 6
TEST 37 dishwasher 5 billiards 3
knives 16 ice hockey 8
1 toothache tap 14 football 1
2 a headache cooker (stove) skiing 10
3 broken his leg plates JO chess 5
4 been stung sailing 4
5 a cold TEST 40 athletics 9
6 a sore throat painting 7
7 pregnant I room pottery 2
8 burnt himself 2 stopped lmokil'll cycling u
9 a bad cough 3 a light photography 12
10 a temperature 4 suits
u a stomach ache 5 enough wine TEST 43
12 measles 6 No. of COW'Se DOt
1 make stamp collecting 4
TEST 38 8 job wrestling 10
9 change places tennis 2
I Congratulations! JO journey , golf 7
2 Excuse me. is this seat n teaching dressmaking 6
free? 12 There were 14 of us skating 11
3 Would you hold this for 13 I hope nOI jogging 9
me. please? show jumping 3
4 Do you mind ifl smoke? TEST 41 gardening 8
5 Drive carefully! rcller-skatina 5
(I Say "Cheese" fishing I
A(CI"OSS
7 Have you got the right playing cricket 12
I got
time. please? 2 sang
8 Good luck! 3 broke TEST 44
9 Goodbye. It was nice 4 wrote
meeting you. 5 traffic lights 6
ran
10 What do you do for a liv· 6 fell ped e stri an crossi ng 7
ing? 7 pavement 2
swam 10
8 shot fire station
4
9 flew bus stop 8
10 taught railway station church Down 19 cloud
bridge 11 a wore 20 fork
police station 9 b found
car park 12 c ~poke TEST SO
hospital s d mel
school 3 e CUI a dog 6
f hid a cat 10
TEST 45 g bought a horse 18
h drew acow 2
1 became a pig 13
e a sheep 17
2 j said
a
3 h k built a goat 19
4 d a chick
5 i TEST 48 a turkey 14
6 ~ a bull 7
7 j I from a duck 3
S c 2 with a goose 16
9 g 3 to a rabbit 9
10 f 4 after a kitten 12
5 to a budgie 5
TEST 46 6 with a mouse 8
7 at a worm 20
to dam 7 8 by a rat 4
to bake 5 9 on a frog 15
to dust 2 10 against a spider 11
to tidy up 15 II for
to polish 6 12 in
to do tbe ironing 11 13 at TESTS1
10 decorate 14 of
to do the washing-up 10 fruits
to sweep 13 TEST 49 2 sports
to vacuum (hoover) 8 3 countries
to make the beds 3 1 family 4 pieces of furniture
tv clean the windows '} 2 briefcase 5 musical instruments
to do the washin, 12 3 custard 6 vehicles
to do the gardening 4 4 lighler 1 clothes
(0 lay the table 14 5 nest 8 girls' names
6 envelope 9 vegetables
TEST 47 7 motorway 10 colours
Au~ 8 pupil'!; \\ numbers
I froze 9 wife 12 rivers
2 caught 10 typewriter 13 boys' names
3 woke 11 trunk 14 wild animals
4 drove 12 comb 15 capital cities
5 held 13 toothache 16 trees
6 sat 14 saucer 17 toys
1 blew 15 chimney 18 fish
8 pa.d 16 library 19 meals
q lay 17 train 20 birds
:0 hit 18 bridge 21 pets 22 relatives use to eat food with) 20 shoes
23 flowers 16 mouse (an animal with 21 glasses
24 buildings four legs, the others are 24 sauce
25 months insects) 26 sad
17 washing machine (used
TESTS2 for washing clothes, the TESTS4
others are found in the
oak (a tree, the others bedroom) it's
are flowers) 18 Amanda (a girl's name, 2 meat
2 bright (an adjective that the others are boys' 3 two
means very light, the names) 4 hi
others are colours) 19 hall (found inside a 5 heel
3 onion (a vegetable, the house, the other things 6 pear
others are fruits) are found outside a 7 they're
4 pigeon (a bird, the house) 8 sew
others are animals with 20 park (an area of grass, 9 steel
four legs and a tail) trees, etc" the others are 10 dear
5 coat (something you buildings) II bean
wear, the others are 12 flour
furniture) TFST5J 13 hair
6 grape (a fruit, the 14 hour
others a re vegetables) ACJ'0S5 15 sale
7 once (a cardinal num- 2 rose 16 stairs
ber - once, twice, three 4 July 17 tail
times, etc., the others 7 night 18 wood
are ordinal numbers) 8 Spain 19 blue
8 Belgian (the nationality 9 eight 20 sea
of someone from II cousin
Belgium, the others are 12 umbre11!a TESTSS
countries) 16 carrot
9 belt (something you 19 lorry I TVprogr~e
wear around your waist, 20 spring 2 mountain
the others you wear on 22 glass 3 chair
...
your head) 23 whale 4 answer
10 niece (a female relative, 24 sleep 5 day
the others are male 25 chess 6 party
relatives) 7 woman
II ship (a large boat for Down 8 bottle
sea journeys, the others 1 south 9 bag
are vehicles you drive 3 queen 10 window
on the road) 5 fire II noise
12 coffee (a drink, the 6 pear 12 door
others are things you eat) 8 stool 13 knife
13 painting (a picture done 10 library 14 walk
by an art ist, the others II cat IS ball
are sports) 13 milk 16 car
14 petrol (you put this in a 14 red 17 colour
car, the others are drinks) 15 soap 18 film
15 cup (you use it to drink 17 spider 19 driver
out of, the others you 18 toast 20 child TESTS6 14 bin
15 ground
ColourS
black, green, orange, red, TESTS9
white
Furniture London
bed, chair, sofa, table, 2 camera
wardrobe 3 tennis
Sports 4 window
baseball. football, golf, 5 nephew
sk ii n g, ten nis 6 weight
Clothes 7 abroad
coat, hat, jeans, shirt, skin 8 carpet
9 eighty/eighth
TEST 57 10 shadow
II insect
I light 12 bakery
2 apples 13 narrow
3 unde 14 oxygen
4 watch 15 cloudy
5 tired 16 Greece
6 an estate agent 17 violin
7 at 18 orange
8 hungry 19 parent
9 caught 20 cheque
\0 freezes
II yourselves T£5T60
12 egg
13 few at a football match 4
14 jumped at a hotel 12
[5 brushed at a party on
16 written 31 December 8
[7 Congratulations! at a wedding 16
18 twins at the airport 19
at the chemist's 5
TESTSS at the cinema 15
at the doctor's II
1 man at the greengrocer's I
2 guard at the hairdresser's 20
3 tray at the ironmongers 9
4 light
5 fly at the library 18
6 at the newsagent's 13
post at the post office 2
7 dress
8 drop at the pub 17
9 ball in a lift 10
10 room in a shoe shop 6
II inside a car 14
coat
12 way on a plane 3
13 paper on the beach 7 Testv1Your

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