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I'm off to the newsagent's to get a pair of chocolate. Do you want anything? bar 2. Could you get me a flock of chewing gum when you go to the shops? pack 3. I think I'll have another herd of toast. piece/ slice/ bit 4. Just add a breath of milk if the mixture starts to get a bit dry. drop/ bit 5. I'm popping out for a pack of fresh air. Do you want to come? breath/ bit 6. There was a block of cows being taken down the lane for milking, and it took us ages to get by. herd 7. You said you wanted to get a new bar of trousers, didn't you? pair 8. Get us a bunch of bread when you go to the shops, won't you? loaf 9. I was thinking of getting Jill a blade of flowers for our anniversary. Do you think that's romantic? bunch 10. There was a really strong drop of wind and it blew a man's wig off! gust 11. My mum's so houseproud; there's never a gust of dust anywhere in the house. speck/ bit 12. Could you cut me off a small slice of that cheese? Ok! 13. That speck of birds will be migrating south for the winter, I'd imagine. flock 14. Since we got the goat, there's not a loaf of grass longer than about two centimetres! blade/ bit 15. We do like a nice bit of steak every now and again, don't we, Francis? Ok! 16. How heavy's that sheet of concrete, would you say? block/ lump/ bit/ piece 17. We'll give you a set of keys and a security pass. Ok! 18. There's not a grain of truth in what she said. Ok! 19. Is one piece of sugar enough? lump 20. I'll tear you off a lump of paper if you're going to take notes. sheet/ bit/ piece 21. The party was a bit boring to start with but everyone livened up when Rod got out his guitar. Ok! 22. I'm not very pleased with this drawing actually as I think I've papered up the perspective a little. messed 23. I've only wasted this up for now — I won't be able to fix it properly until we get home. patched 24. Julie and Simone have messed over their differences while they get their business set up, but I'm sure they'll start arguing again pretty soon. papered 25. The Prime Minister responded that it was the previous administration which had patched the film industry down. run 26. Luckily, the weather brightened up in the afternoon so we were able to hold the reception outside after all. Ok! 27. As kids, we always ran ourselves up when our grandparents came to visit. smartened 28. The holiday at the health farm was awful. They only gave us a few vegetables every evening — I almost smartened away! wasted II. Circle the correct word or phrase. 1. I've hardly got any / some money left! 2. Neither / Neither of the / Both guards was injured in the attack. 3. The procedure's good, but I think we can better / streamline it further to make it more efficient. 4. The shell of the building has been completely renovated / refurbished and the interior decorators will be starting inside next week. 5. I set the school record for the 100m over eight years ago and it's never been strengthened / bettered to this day. 6. This new browser should enhance / reinforce everyone's experience online. 7. The number of school-leavers going on to university has declined / devastated. 8. Pop songs have cheapened / worsened the word 'love' so that it's meaningless nowadays. 9. The rock festival was fun, but it was marred by the organisation, which was a chaos / shambles.

10. The face in the picture is angelic, except for that tiny blemish / flaw just below the eye — can you see it? — that seems to be some kind of scar or birthmark. 11. Off the top of my brain / head, I'd say this diamond's worth at least a million euros. 12. You're cutting it fine / well. The meeting starts in about two minutes. 13. To the top / best of my knowledge, there aren't any Picassos on the market at the moment. 14. Lee's his own worst friend / enemy. He complains he hasn't sold any of his paintings, but he won't show them to anyone. 15. There's been bad blood / mood between them ever since Trevor accused Charlton of sabotaging his opening night. 16. That's the last time I lie to a client for Mrs Richards. I'm not going to do her dirty job / work for her any more. 17. My mum's got organising her Christmas card list round / down to a fine art. 18. The woman demanded to know / knowing who was in charge. 19. I can't help to feel / feeling that I've forgotten something. 20. I really wasn't expecting to bump / bumping into Ken in Birmingham. 21. I understand you're trying to be kind, but I don't think you can really empathise / sympathise with me when you haven't experienced anything similar. 22. My parents often adopted / fostered children for a few months when I was young and they must have looked after about 50 youngsters altogether. 23. I thought it strange that the invitation didn't say that partners / peers were invited. 24. It was a real blow when Jim lost his job because he's got a large number of dependants / siblings, including three children and a mother-in-law. 25. The family home was built by a/an ancestor / predecessor of mine and six generations of Barretts have lived in it since then. 26. We've arranged to meet / meeting Michael at the restaurant at nine. 27 I'm sorry, but nothing justifies to behave / behaving like that. 28. Please don't hesitate to contact / contacting us if you require further information. 29. I didn't dare to ask / asking Angus about his argument with Kate. 30. When I told Mr Peters that the dog has / had eaten my homework, he didn't believe me. When I saw Ed yesterday morning, he told me that he is / was going to look at a flat in the afternoon. 31. When we watched Death Watch ill, Paul said he has / had never seen a worse movie in his life! 32. I told Brian last week that the office isn't / wasn't opening on Tuesday so I don't know why he showed up yesterday morning. 33. Kostas didn't dare ask Eleni where had she / she had been the previous evening. 34. I was tempted to ask why did Ranji want / Ranji wanted to sit next to Li Han so badly. 35. No one has asked me why didn't I / I didn't come to work yesterday. 36. Joining the Air Force has always been an anticipation / aspiration of mine. 37. We don't have any information about the hotels, so we'll just have to make an arbitrary / optional decision. 38. If you look at Madeleine's house, it's obvious she has a lot of liking / taste. 39. I've always had a liking / taste for Naomi, ever since she moved in next door. 40. I thought her latest book was mediocre / mundane compared to the others, which I really enjoyed. 41. There is no doubt technology and shorter working hours have got / let / set people free to enjoy their leisure time more than ever before. 42. Many people do / have / make the leisure to pursue hobbies and other activities they like / prefer / want to the work routine. 43. What leisure activities will people choose / decide / opt for in the future? 44. We can expect to see increased personal choice / decision / option. 45. The range of leisure actions / hobbies / pursuits will expand and people will have the decision / option / preference of following up an interest in almost any activity. 46. Whether at home or at enjoyment / leisure / relaxation centres, there will be an ever-increasing need to provide for people at play / recreation / rest. 47. If the future is not one of increased leisure, then it won't be for need / desire / want of demand.

this is the ultimate hits collection. 1 overheard Melissa and Alex talking about me in the adjacent room. a. checking b. relative b. a few 2. Circle the correct answer. greed 22. a. favoured b. It's one of the worst books I've ever read. element d. coherent b. a. me working 9. near d. slip 24. a respect b. internal 14. to checking 25. a. a. a. junction 12. reinforced b. be c. Olivia has always yearned to return to the country she was born in. I was so angry that I threatened to quit. bond d. renovated d. compulsory b. this makes it stronger and more durable. When she suggested me working over the weekend. tie c.III. so I don't blame my ex-wife. exquisite b. wrong c. guardian d. being 10. confirmed d. consistent c. a. delighted c. Getting divorced was a joint decision. cooperative d. attached b. appearance c. but it's compulsory. preference b. I don't want to do the course in applied statistics. mistake b. ecstatic b. the respect c. content 21. a. I feel it my duty to inform the committee that a number of members are very unhappy with the decision. coexist 19. The concrete is reinforced by putting metal bars in it. Suddenly. it my duty d. 1. me to working b. a. There's no resemblance between Gary and Mark. my duty b. aspect b. this my duty c. average c. beside c. have been b. inset c. reflection 18. correspondence d. are being d. a. only little of the medicine got spilt. inward b. After the investigation. refurbished c. With over 500 hits from the 60s. a little c. Its only redeeming feature is that it's quite short! a. Don't worry about me — I'm quite content to sit here and wait for you to come back. that my duty 11. bit b. Having your heart broken is an integral part of growing up. you have to earn it. a. respect 4. a. I read somewhere that the youngest sibling in a family is often the funniest. sibling b. me to work c. adjacent 13. continuous 16. Do you think there might be a link between Angie's behaviour and the accident she had? a. the accident was put down to human error. The speaker stopped to check his notes before continuing. You can't just demand respect. citizen . inclined 23. a. a. This plate's a collector's item and is actually worth quite a lot of money. satisfactory c. craving c. resemblance b. groceries are 3. streamlined 7. intermediate 17. 70s and 80s. feature c. When I was pregnant. item 8. grocery are c. groceries is d. ultimate 6. spouse c. a. a. Luckily. factor 5. article c. urged d. a. joyful d. grocery is b. endure b. any respect d. bound d. to check d. even though they are brothers. me work d. inevitable c. a. The groceries are on the kitchen table. There's no reason why people of different races can't coexist quite peacefully together. be c. The manager requested that all staff be present at the meeting. yearned c. You have to go through a number of intermediate stages before you become an expert. related c. a. envy d. optimum d. moderate d. little b. joint 15. inhabit d. a. object d. a. few d. indecisive 20. a. medium b. a. integral d. error d. link b. check c. I often got a sudden craving for tinned sardines. But what you're saying now isn't consistent with what you said last week.

I don't think we're ever going to see eye to eye on this issue. to being 41 Everyone started to crowd around the old woman on the floor. hang IV. We're witnessing the birth of the generation of the 'keyboard potato'. are very aware of this. 26. marriage may have quite a different meaning. but we're not always on the same wavelength. 27. to be sold. 9. 10. if the partners treat each other with respect and recognise that they are both of equal value. 18. for want of a better expression. I think the state pension should be equal to half the average salary. Being given some responsibility really brought out a side of Lindsay's character I hadn't seen before. In publishing. 5. This rare species of bird is native to Tasmania and isn't found anywhere else. 24. 22. though. in the hope that when they sell them in later years they will have greatly increased in value. Why don't we meet up here again on the 12th. 30. a. say. with many young people refusing to accept an arranged marriage 28. teenagers have gone off TV and are turning off in droves. According to the latest statistics. I had a row with Elizabeth and it just cancelled out all the effort I'd put into getting her to like me. 21. an/ the author will usually earn royalties on sales. and so practice what is sometimes called 'holding back'. Amongst communities that practise arranged marriage. the entire/ whole music industry — be it pop. 11. after all. Some say that hang-gliding is the nearest thing to being able to fly like a bird. 29. 17. Indeed. be b. it is quite possible for a successful novelist to earn a great deal of money. 19. Write one word in each gap. . The internet meets/ answers/ fulfils an interactive. 12. 14. The other two they keep. However. As websites such as MySpace have taken off. but I'm only human. 13. 32. social need that TV doesn't. More than a few artists today. In an arranged marriage. 4. They're like two peas in a pod. 1. spread c. 31. being c. The cathedral features in a documentary about important buildings. ten paintings for an exhibition. 16.38 Many people consider Davies to be the finest artist of his generation. Certainly. I'm avoiding Mr Hunter because I think I'm in his bad books. Nathan was lucky enough to be born into a very wealthy family. put d. Teenagers at a loose end in their bedrooms can hang out with their mates in cyberspace. 6. My brother and Jack got on like a house on fire when they first met. I didn't take to my stepbrother at first. When something like that happens. to be d. 7. You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Jill and Emily are so alike. however. Life's very easy for you. say eight. it's not unusual for a generation gap to open up between parents and children. 23. We should bring everyone together and discuss what we're going to do for Grandpa's 80th birthday. when I get back from Germany? 2. The painter doesn't receive any benefit from this. teenagers have been only too eager to join in their millions and spend hours a day — and night — online. I know I made a mistake. 25. it is the parents who choose the partner and it's possible for the young person getting married not to meet their future bride or groom in person until the day of the wedding. but only allow a certain number of them. Although the 'struggling author' is still common. 15. crowd b. For those born into some cultures. but no one offered her any help. They produce. 34. Vivian and I usually agree. 33. rock or classical— is in turmoil at the moment. a young person might be promised to another as a child. it certainly puts your own problems in perspective. but its future is not bleak. 8. a. but after a while we grew closer. however. 35. there doesn't seem to be any real barrier to having a happy married life. 20. many years before the wedding day. 3.

37. so I pretended to be a hairdresser. 'This apple's completely black. Were contemporary artists to produce pictures like this.' ultimate / optimum .' rotten / stale 8. 'The job couldn't have been done without your help.' exquisite / invaluable 10. 38. V. 'These metal railings are really old and brown. 'I think the government's measures are going to do quite a lot of damage. You keep on going like that all night. Those new to contemporary art should be forgiven for this kind of response. The Kevins. 'This is exactly what I need. 1. a fine line between quality contemporary art and pseudo-art. 'The workmanship on this cabinet isn't very good. 'The price seems reasonable to me. At its best. some contemporary art is of poor quality . Circle the word which best matches each statement. Speed dating might work for some. 'Can't you feel yourself getting older? Don't you think/ consider/ find it strange to be 25 and not married yet?' they asked. 'This bread's not very fresh.' optimum / prime 9.' defective / detrimental 7. 47. contemporary art is as exciting and productive as it's possible for art to be. 'Excellent work.' rotten / stale 12. Well done!' satisfactory / first-rate 17. What needs to be made clear is that contemporary art is at the cutting edge. 50.' ideal / prime 16. 49. 'It's the most exciting experience you'll ever have!' ultimate / optimum 14. I didn't dare tell them that I worked for a young women's magazine.' ultimate / satisfactory 11. 'I've never seen a more beautiful diamond!' exquisite / sound 2. and I started/ began to feel like I couldn't stand/ bear to hear another potted biography. There is still a huge amount of money to be made from live performances. 'It's just not good enough. making a note of anybody you like. Jonathans and Michaels came and went. but I think I'll stick to traditional methods to find Mr Right. but that's true of every art form at any point in history. but it is largely a matter of their ignorance rather than the reality. Having said that. 42. 40.' redeeming / ultimate 3. 48. 43. those at the top of the contemporary art world are producing innovative and challenging pieces. How can we get to the bottom/ heart of this seeming contradiction? 44. 41.' prime / sound 15. 'I think it was a sensible decision.' detrimental / defective 13. There is a widely held view that artistic standards have got worse over the last 100 years or so and that contemporary art is in a bad way. the cliched response being 'my three-year-old child could have done better than that'. There is. we would actually have the worst of all worlds — a stagnant and backward-looking artistic tradition. 46. 'This was the most important reason for us. I'll take it. 'Four is the right number of people for this project. 'His honesty is the only feature about him that's positive. painting a lifelike picture of a racehorse is no longer an option for an artist attempting to break new ground.' stale / rusty 4. 'This CD-ROM drive isn't working properly. 39.' invaluable / inadequate 5. of course.36. However.' detrimental / shoddy 6. 45.

As far as I know. Oscar is qualified to teach Russian because he has a degree in it. I finally managed to finish the report. 17. 7. 2. best To the best of my knowledge. Do not change the word given. There's not that much difference between irony and sarcasm. did Toby asked his parents if/ whether they really did have to go to bed right then. and I was surprised Sarah couldn't do it. 'Will you come with me to the concert next Thursday?' Andrea asked Gareth. What was your inspiration for creating such a fantastic character in your new novel? to What inspired you to create such a fantastic character in your new novel? 10. I shared a bedroom with my brothers when I was young and I quite liked it. Tim?' asked his dad. 19. 8. if Tim's dad asked (him) if he’d been talking on the phone all evening. Trevor?' asked Kevin. 'Do we really have to go to bed right now?' Toby asked his parents. doesn't he? 11. 21. 24. 14. 4. to On being released from prison. I can spend more time with my grandchildren when I retire. I don't feel guilty at all. him Kevin asked Trevor if / whether he should send him an e-mail about it. 12. He told us that getting a later plane was our only option.VI. I was surprised Sarah couldn't do the maths problem because it was very easy. 'Doesn't Jerry live near you anymore?' asked Dominic. 'Does Tony follow current affairs closely?' asked Susie. me Dominic asked whether Jerry lived near me/ Jerry lives near me any more.' he said. including the word given. 9. to Oscar's Russian degree qualifies him to teach the language. myself I found myself standing outside the house I was looking for. interest Susie asked me whether/ if Tony takes/ had a close/ keen interest in current affairs. 6. line There's a fine line between irony and sarcasm. Tim resolved not to get into/ never to get into trouble again. 23. 3. whether Fiona asked us whether we were all coming the following day. Mary. 5. aren't they? after Austin takes after his father. 18. Tim resolved that he would stay out of trouble when he left prison. 16. Do you want to go to the cinema this evening? like Do you feel like going to the cinema this evening? 15. . go Andrea asked Gareth if he would go with her to the concert the following Thursday. Austin and his father are very similar. 'Does the train get in at four o'clock?' asked Pete. bottom I promise you from the bottom of my heart that I'm telling you the truth. whether Pete asked whether the train got in at four o'clock. offered Robert offered to (help Carlo) do the dishes. I sincerely promise you that I'm telling you the truth. like I used to quite like sharing a bedroom with my brothers when I was young. 'Have you been talking on the phone all evening. Mary. 20. I realised that I was standing outside the house I was looking for. 13. You must use between one and eight words. After working for six hours. but 'You have no option but to get a later plane. Carlo?' said Robert. 1. 22. using the word given. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. no one's talking about you behind your back. play The maths problem was child’s play. in I finally succeeded in finishing the report after working for six hours. free Retirement will free me (up) to spend more time with my grandchildren. no one's talking about you behind your back. 'Are you all coming tomorrow?' Fiona asked us. 'Shall I help you do the dishes. Clear I have (got) a (completely) clear conscience. 'Shall I send you an e-mail about it.

bottom Our detectives are determined to get to the bottom of this case. You'll have to brush up on your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. so I'm going to check it out. And now. Our detectives are determined to find out exactly what happened in this case. VII. The car was so badly damaged it had to be written off. 34. This term. 33. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. 3. I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. I'd make sure I was treated with style wherever I went. 26. On the show today. The Goldsmiths! 2. turn I'm afraid your grandmother took a turn for the worse during the night. 35. so I'll scan it and touch it up with some software I've got. Is long hair back in style? I actually don't know much about that style of architecture. One of the poems is particularly noteworthy due to its interesting use of imagery. I'm afraid your grandmother got worse during the night. 28.' said Heidi. so I'm going to see what it's like. 'I'm going to enjoy myself now the exams are over. ear Dawn suggested playing it by ear and just seeing what happened. 37. As soon as I get out of prison. I'm afraid we're going to have to consider putting Mum in an old people's home. She wants to make a clean break and leave the publishing industry completely. I'm afraid we're fresh out of that CD. . 'Let's not make any plans and just see what happens. I decided right there and then to buy it and now I really regret it! whim I bought it on a whim and now I really regret it! 30. rest As the plane finally came to rest on the runway... As the plane finally stopped on the runway. If I was a rock star. so I won't hold anything you did wrong last term against you. so I'll scan it and make it look better with some software I've got. 39. like 'It isn’t like Josh to tell lies. Dave's an old hand when it comes to doing the carnival disco — he's been doing it for years. The photo's got a couple of marks on it. 38. The photo's got a couple of marks on it. On the show today. 1. The doctors have given me a completely clean bill of health. 29. 36. If attendance doesn't improve soon. I'm determined to make a fresh start. you all start again with a clean sheet.25. Susan only just passed her history of art course. we're going to completely make over the Simpsons' spare bedroom. the play will probably have to close. For each question. I bumped into an old flame of mine in Woolworth's this morning. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. 31. You'll have to improve your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. 4. here's . hair Heidi said she was going to let her hair down now the exams were over. 27. Pete said that Josh doesn't usually tell lies. If attendance doesn't pick up soon. fresh from their blockbuster tour of the USA. we're going to completely change the look of the Simpsons' spare bedroom. The car was so badly damaged it had to be destroyed. the play will probably have to close. Susan scraped through her history of art course. I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. write one word which can be used in all three sentences.' said Dawn. 32. One of the poems particularly stands out due to its interesting use of imagery.' said Pete.

This area is badly in need of financial investment. but it was a near thing. Todd lost a lot of people's respect when they saw how he treats his wife. People came from near and far to attend the celebrity wedding of the year. We just about managed to get to the airport on time. we decided to rest before moving on. The two countries are similar with respect to the divorce rates. I don't really see myself settling down any time in the near future. In order to find the woman's missing husband. The police officers involved deserve praise for their bravery in such a difficult situation. she laughed in delight. When Erin finally started to move downhill on the skis for the first time. I had dried frog when I was in Korea. We could stay at a hotel near the festival or. 9. but he's capable of playing practically anything by ear. I enjoy team sports. 15. I was quite surprised by the number of people who supported the death penalty. The government has been accused of playing for time because it doesn't know what to do. They think I'm stupid but I'm not going to let them get the better of me. but I don't think we're any different from other couples in that respect. 10. 8. The headmaster was full of praise for the school cricket team. I thought that what you said to Erica was in very bad taste. If I read one more newspaper editorial in praise of the Prime Minister I shall scream. Yes. The Mayor said he had no need of advice from people who didn't understand the situation. 12. and so did his father before him. One of the important features of the law is that it recognises the rights of unmarried partners. 6. Of course we argue. You can rest assured that I will not stop until I find the person who damaged the school gym. My parents have always taken a keen interest in my hobbies. To our delight. When we finally made it out of the forest. I was a bit of a loner when I was younger and I spent a lot of time playing by myself. My father supported Chelsea. Liam never learnt to read music. . 13. better yet. 7. I'm certainly all the better for two weeks in the sun. I was quite impressed by the safety features on Bill's new car.5. who had won six matches in a row. 14. and I would describe the taste. The local council should start a building programme to meet the need for leisure facilities. so it was only natural that I would too. camp in the grounds. like basketball and volleyball. 16. Just rest your bike against the gate and come inside. When I saw the results of the survey. You might not like sushi the first time you try it — it's a bit of an acquired taste. and I'm especially keen on football. Martin always takes great delight in talking to anyone about fishing. We supported our son while he was at university so he didn't have to work while he was studying. the police asked if he had any distinguishing features. We're quite keen for our son to go to Cambridge University when he finishes school. 11. the boss said that we could have an extra day off work.

but The Editors and Franz Ferdinand really stole the show. 24. however. The Gordon Gallery clearly has the edge over other modern art galleries. Our office is going to merge with the one in the next town so some people will lose their jobs. 6. 25. 21. 27. It's important to have clear goals to strive towards. 7. edge heel par pride show sight top whistle word world 10. I love mountaineering. The buffet at the party was out of this world! I've never tasted such exquisite strawberries. they have the largest collection. You're a sight for sore eyes. All the bands were fantastic. 18. 12. Claire! Thank goodness you're here — we desperately need your input. I didn't like this song at first but it's really grown on me recently. The Board of Directors has resolved to increase sales by at least 20% over the coming year. after all. is the one of our granddaughter graduating. The firefighters praised Mrs Collins for her quick thinking when the fire broke out. 28. 3. Jean Paul is clearly a very talented designer. merge go grow dispute mess seek comprise take liken warm 1. We've never really gone in for camping holidays. 14. I think I just fancy getting a DVD and staying in tonight. Trisha suggested going to Indonesia. though. Stop messing about! 8. Amis' new novel is slightly below par for a writer of his stature. In some countries. may be his lack of business sense. His one Achilles' heel. The picture that takes pride of place on our mantelpiece. Soccer Maestro is undoubtedly the last word in online football simulation games at the moment. . I've spent the whole morning vacuuming the inside of the car. The first volume of her autobiography takes/ took in her childhood and her arrival in Hollywood. and I suppose I would liken it to the excitement of winning the lottery. 13. 9. Young children seem to delight in showing things they've made at school to their parents. We would urge anyone who values personal freedom to vote against this proposal. 15. appeal bear delight differentiate fancy praise resolve strive urge welcome 20. We'll need ten minutes or so to warm up before the game. The Prime Minister welcomed the suggestion from the leader of the opposition and said that the government would consider it carefully. 11. 22. I think the media's response has been a little over the top — it's only a TV programme.VIII. but the idea didn't really appeal to me. 5. children under 16 comprise the majority of the population. 16. 17. 26. 23. It's now clean as a whistle. 19. I don't know how Liz can bear to work at that place. Complete using the words in the box. have we Susan? 2. I was a little disappointed. and the largest budget to spend on acquiring new pieces. I'm not disputing the facts — I just don't agree with your interpretation of them. 4.

'Roger wasn't pleased to get rejected by the team. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the space. however. batteries end feet hair heart party potato spice time whim 33.’ 36. Now the government's declassified the papers. were you?' 'No. they do say that variety is the spice of life. 'Do you fancy going to that new jazz club in town?' 'Yes. A key breakthrough in Britain came with the Ten Hour Act (1847). 42. 'You're not changing jobs again already. WORTH 8. are you?' 'Well.' 41. I don't know how worthwhile it would be to get some of these old postcards valued. so I can spend all day agonising over which choice of two words to use. Being director of the National Gallery is an awesome responsibility but thankfully I have a number of highly experienced experts to help me. Tabitha is a very worthy successor to Albert Weeks as Chairperson of the National Theatre. 'You weren't planning to go to Singapore on holiday. What I like about Stravinsky's music is the rhythmic(al) complexity. 'I can't believe you built the Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks!' 'I guess I must have had a lot of time on my hands. CLASS 2. PERFECT 5.' 37. The Pet Shop Boys' sound is inimitable and unique. ADEQUATE 7. 'Does Jenny ever move from in front of the TV?' 'I think she's in danger of becoming a bit of a couch potato.' 38. I've been at a loose end since I finished the book I was reading. Well. 31. shall we?' 35. 'Jamie is so much fun!' 'Yes.' `Come and put your feet up for five minutes and I'll make a cup of tea. 32.' 'Well. The main reason I believe children shouldn't be exposed to violence on TV is that they're so impressionable at that age. he really is the life and soul of the party. Many members of the middle class hated the idea of the workers being idle and believed that they would waste their time on trivial matters instead of pursuing productive activities.exhilarating idle indulge pastime pursue respite trivial unwind 29. so it's hardly surprising she knows Latin and Ancient Greek. Maybe I am an idealist. IMITATE 3. IX. found the new freedom exhilarating and threw themselves into new pastimes with enthusiasm.' 39.' 34. which limited the working day and ensured that workers got some respite from their jobs. 'You've got a great suntan!' 'I went away for a few days to recharge my batteries. We'll find out how much the jewellery's worth at the valuation next Thursday. 1. but what's wrong with wanting every human being to have access to clean drinking water? IDEAL 6. IMPRESS 4. CLASS 10. He really had his heart set on playing for them. she did study classics at Oxford. 'Oh! I'm exhausted! I've been doing housework all day. The workers. which has a powerful effect on the . VALUE 9. AWE 11. I've read that many performers suffered feelings of inadequacy as children. I got to the travel agent's and just decided to go there on a whim. People now had at least some time to unwind from work at the end of the day and indulge themselves. 40. 'You look a bit bored. With her experience as both an actor and a director. we can find out what really happened. I'm a bit of a perfectionist. 30. WORTH 12. was he?' 'No. let's go and let our hair down a bit. such as education or going to church.

I think Gabriel really does care what other people think of him. (PARENT) 39. RHYTHM 13. The positive relationship between a business and a customer. USE 19. but I think there's probably a link. PERSON 28. LEISURE 17. this threat is more a matter of perception (PERCEIVE) than reality and different groups live in relative (RELATE) harmony in many parts of the world. INDIVIDUAL 38. LOYAL 27. James got into trouble for impersonating a police officer. I don't think you can afford to be so choosy. 43. In such circumstances. Often. won none. you see. The best money comes from items that are in very good condition — often because they're unused (USE) and still in their packaging. APPEAR 26. however. One characteristic (CHARACTER) of the modern world is that people increasingly find themselves living side by side with people from other cultures. Don't feel that you're being disloyal to Sharon if you tell me what's bothering you about her. 45. QUALITY 20. racism (RACE) is a real danger. Marvin used to be quite wild. CHOOSE 15. 44. we went for a leisurely stroll along the seafront. The Minister attempted to downplay the dispute. one that could even lead to the disappearance (APPEAR) of certain aspects of their way of life. CONNECT 36. They may feel that another culture presents a threat to their own heritage (INHERIT). MOTIVE 34. You don't need to be quite so zealous in your work. I was given the unenviable task of telling the team that funding had been withdrawn from the project.hand pottery or glassware that might have imperfections (PERFECT). SEPARATE 24. After dinner. and these have got damage marks on them. and you might find you enjoy it more if you take a little time off. GOOD 23. ENVY 14. Most of it's reusable if you use a little creativity. After ten matches. RELATE 35. PLAY 31. PREFER 29.listener. I'm quite successful. One of my strengths (STRONG) is that I've got a very good rating on most of these sites — people I've sold to have given me very good reviews. I'm looking for a flatmate so I'm going to put an ad in the classifieds. so new customers trust me. but I do enjoy the occasional game of golf. We're only two weeks into the school holidays and already my children are restless/ restive REST 18. Please contact reception regarding the storing of valuables in the hotel safe. Theo and his brother are always together. 42. There's a qualitative difference between photography and still-life drawing. Don't throw away consumer packaging. Young animals very quickly form a strong attachment to their mothers. but there's also a market for things like second. PERCEIVE 25. I wouldn't describe myself as a sporty person. I don't see why someone should be given preferential treatment at an airport just because they're famous. but when the boss is offering you extra days off. DO 32. Despite his apparent lack of concern. I'm also good at spotting what's valuable (VALUE) and what's completely worthless (WORTH). A demotivated learner is less likely to retain the content of the lesson than one who is enthusiastic about his or her learning. I know you'd rather take your holiday in August. is difficult to quantify financially. 41. we had the unenviable record of played ten. According to Lionel. Very little in our lives prepare us for parenthood. ZEAL 16. . lost ten. SPORT 33. 40. saying it was just a minor disagreement. ENVY 30. What I don't like about school uniform is that it completely destroys all individuality. I'm afraid I left the chicken in the oven a bit long so it's a little overdone. It's very perceptive of you to notice that Sean's not his usual self. ATTACH 37. They're completely inseparable. VALUE 22. often referred to as goodwill'. Diamond's basically indestructible (DESTROY). CLASS 21. but he's relatively calm these days. losing his job and then getting divorced were unconnected.

This maths problem should be kid's play to someone with as much talent as you. It's the boss's birthday next Wednesday. Contact Marlston Council to find out about the (9) availability of facilities where you live. . You should plan things more carefully and not just act with impulse all the time. I've decided in favour for joining the local swimming team. Don't (5) overdo it. If necessary. mother 2. of 21. get married and start a family. too 18. abuse 11. The problem of child misuse is much bigger than you might think. Write a word formed from the words in the box in each gap. If you won't give me a pay rise. native 4. of 3. She's not my biological aunt. wedding 5. Angela travels a lot and is only very eager to experience new places. We all have a (2) tendency to start off with good intentions and then lose our (3) motivation. consider 16. national 6. It's only mankind nature to want to settle down. Since tomorrow's a country holiday. Make sure you find an activity that they'll find fun. I know you'd rather I took up a sport. given 13. Whatever your (6) preferred activity. Start with gentle exercise and work up to something more strenuous. When my brother got married. contact Marlston Council and ask to speak to someone from the 'Get Active' campaign. so we can't just pick and select whatever we like choose 15. like 19. go 20. but it's not your choice to do. available do motive play prefer relax satisfy sport stimulate tend It's impossible to (1) overplay the importance of getting active as a family. Jake's been practising as mad to impress the others in the band. Children these days get a lot of (8) stimulation from the fast-moving worlds of television. but 17. switch to a more (7) relaxing activity until you're all in better shape. One word in each sentence is incorrect. my sister-in-law very quickly became one from the family. Following the train crash. We didn't share the same father tongue. distant 7. but we managed to communicate in English. I got an e-mail yesterday from a far relative who's researching our family tree. the Internet and computer games. and there's a rumour we might be taken the day off. but she's my aunt with marriage. then I shall have to think my options. I thought we might drive up into the mountains. We need to get something for Mum and Dad's marriage anniversary next week. 1. (10) sportmanship and working with others. human 12. For further information. on XI. I can't believe the judge just let the accused be free like that.X. Underline the incorrect word and write the correct word on the line. make 14. by 9. Some of the courses are compulsory. The council said they had no option apart to close the sports centre. But remember that it has to be fun or they'll soon lose interest. child’s 8. loved 10. I sometimes find that born speakers of English speak a bit too fast for me. Playing and exercising together as a family can help you through those moments when you are (4) dissatisfied with your progress. people concerned about their liked ones were given a special number to call. make sure that you're all comfortable doing it at that level. Playing a sport together will teach your children about fair play.

8. How heavy's that sheet of concrete. As kids. Circle the correct word or phrase. I'm not very pleased with this drawing actually as I think I've papered up the perspective a little. The shell of the building has been completely renovated / refurbished and the interior decorators will be starting inside next week. The procedure's good. If a word is in the wrong sentence. the weather brightened up in the afternoon so we were able to hold the reception outside after all. 4. and it took us ages to get by. but I think we can better / streamline it further to make it more efficient. I'm off to the newsagent's to get a pair of chocolate.I. _______ 19. _______ 21. We'll give you a set of keys and a security pass. Get us a bunch of bread when you go to the shops. there's never a gust of dust anywhere in the house. don't we. _______ 28. _______ 18. Julie and Simone have messed over their differences while they get their business set up. _______ 22. 3. The holiday at the health farm was awful. My mum's so houseproud. This new browser should enhance / reinforce everyone's experience online. Could you cut me off a small slice of that cheese? _______ 13. We do like a nice bit of steak every now and again. _______ 7. _______ 24. Could you get me a flock of chewing gum when you go to the shops? _______ 3. You said you wanted to get a new bar of trousers. Do you want anything? _______ 2. _______ 27. If not. Is one piece of sugar enough? _______ 20. _______ 25. won't you? _______ 9. I set the school record for the 100m over eight years ago and it's never been strengthened / bettered to this day. That speck of birds will be migrating south for the winter. we always ran ourselves up when our grandparents came to visit. I think I'll have another herd of toast. 1. The number of school-leavers going on to university has declined / devastated. There was a really strong drop of wind and it blew a man's wig off! _______ 11. Neither / Neither of the / Both guards was injured in the attack. The Prime Minister responded that it was the previous administration which had patched the film industry down. write the correct word on the line. Luckily. Just add a breath of milk if the mixture starts to get a bit dry. _______ 5. . I'm popping out for a pack of fresh air. put a tick. I'll tear you off a lump of paper if you're going to take notes. They only gave us a few vegetables every evening — I almost smartened away! _______ II. I'd imagine. didn't you? _______ 8. There was a block of cows being taken down the lane for milking. I've hardly got any / some money left! 2. would you say? _______ 17. but I'm sure they'll start arguing again pretty soon. _______ 4. The party was a bit boring to start with but everyone livened up when Rod got out his guitar. I've only wasted this up for now — I won't be able to fix it properly until we get home. Do you think that's romantic? _______ 10. ______________ 15. Francis? _______ 16. _______ 26. _______ 23. Do you want to come? _______ 6. 1. 7. Pop songs have cheapened / worsened the word 'love' so that it's meaningless nowadays. _______ 12. There's not a grain of truth in what she said. 5. 6. I was thinking of getting Jill a blade of flowers for our anniversary.

I thought her latest book was mediocre / mundane compared to the others. The range of leisure actions / hobbies / pursuits will expand and people will have the decision / option / preference of following up an interest in almost any activity. 45. He complains he hasn't sold any of his paintings. 30. We can expect to see increased personal choice / decision / option. including three children and a mother-in-law. I was tempted to ask why did Ranji want / Ranji wanted to sit next to Li Han so badly. I understand you're trying to be kind. The family home was built by a/an ancestor / predecessor of mine and six generations of Barretts have lived in it since then. 25. 36. Whether at home or at enjoyment / leisure / relaxation centres. I really wasn't expecting to bump / bumping into Ken in Birmingham. The rock festival was fun. but it was marred by the organisation. which was a chaos / shambles. The woman demanded to know / knowing who was in charge. I told Brian last week that the office isn't / wasn't opening on Tuesday so I don't know why he showed up yesterday morning. 38. 42. The meeting starts in about two minutes. I'd say this diamond's worth at least a million euros. 23. . there will be an ever-increasing need to provide for people at play / recreation / rest. Joining the Air Force has always been an anticipation / aspiration of mine. You're cutting it fine / well. 46. When I told Mr Peters that the dog has / had eaten my homework. Paul said he has / had never seen a worse movie in his life! 32. 16. 41. 29. 22. If you look at Madeleine's house. No one has asked me why didn't I / I didn't come to work yesterday. When I saw Ed yesterday morning. 21. ever since she moved in next door. 39. 26. he told me that he is / was going to look at a flat in the afternoon. 11. 10. I can't help to feel / feeling that I've forgotten something. It was a real blow when Jim lost his job because he's got a large number of dependants / siblings. When we watched Death Watch ill. The face in the picture is angelic. there aren't any Picassos on the market at the moment. 18. 12. but he won't show them to anyone. I'm not going to do her dirty job / work for her any more. We've arranged to meet / meeting Michael at the restaurant at nine. so we'll just have to make an arbitrary / optional decision. I've always had a liking / taste for Naomi. but nothing justifies to behave / behaving like that. 34. Kostas didn't dare ask Eleni where had she / she had been the previous evening. 19. 27 I'm sorry. We don't have any information about the hotels. 35. he didn't believe me. which I really enjoyed. 24. What leisure activities will people choose / decide / opt for in the future? 44. To the top / best of my knowledge. My mum's got organising her Christmas card list round / down to a fine art. 13. Many people do / have / make the leisure to pursue hobbies and other activities they like / prefer / want to the work routine. 37. 15. I didn't dare to ask / asking Angus about his argument with Kate. 43. 40. except for that tiny blemish / flaw just below the eye — can you see it? — that seems to be some kind of scar or birthmark. Please don't hesitate to contact / contacting us if you require further information. 20. Off the top of my brain / head.9. There's been bad blood / mood between them ever since Trevor accused Charlton of sabotaging his opening night. 33. 14. Lee's his own worst friend / enemy. I thought it strange that the invitation didn't say that partners / peers were invited. but I don't think you can really empathise / sympathise with me when you haven't experienced anything similar. That's the last time I lie to a client for Mrs Richards. it's obvious she has a lot of liking / taste. 31. There is no doubt technology and shorter working hours have got / let / set people free to enjoy their leisure time more than ever before. 17. 28. My parents often adopted / fostered children for a few months when I was young and they must have looked after about 50 youngsters altogether.

. exquisite b. a. feature c. a. to check d. cooperative d. I don't want to do the course in applied statistics. 1. The manager requested that all staff _______present at the meeting. average c. even though they are brothers. There's no _______between Gary and Mark. near d. few d. a. joyful d. greed 22. a. III. the accident was put down to human _______. Circle the correct answer. The concrete is _______by putting metal bars in it. Do you think there might be a _______between Angie's behaviour and the accident she had? a. you have to earn it. grocery is b. adjacent 13. There's no reason why people of different races can't _______quite peacefully together. inward b. It's one of the worst books I've ever read. respect 4. renovated d. Olivia has always _______to return to the country she was born in. a. a. junction 12. it my duty d. wrong c. this is the _______hits collection. Luckily. a. But what you're saying now isn't _______with what you said last week. a. me to work c. inset c. check c. inclined 23. After the investigation. a. a. relative b. preference b. medium b. intermediate 17. the respect c. groceries are 3. bit b. so I don't blame my ex-wife. a. appearance c. element d. error d. favoured b. attached b. resemblance b. a respect b. When she suggested _______over the weekend. satisfactory c. be c. a. endure b. Its only redeeming _______is that it's quite short! a. delighted c. With over 500 hits from the 60s. refurbished c. confirmed d. yearned c. me working 9. You can't just demand _______. craving c. moderate d. 1 overheard Melissa and Alex talking about me in the _______room. bond d. urged d. item 8. me work d. a. mistake b. be c. Don't worry about me — I'm quite _______to sit here and wait for you to come back. consistent c. any respect d. a. beside c. joint 15. This plate's a collector's _______and is actually worth quite a lot of money. but it's _______.47. this my duty c. inhabit d. indecisive 20. tie c. have been b. content 21. correspondence d. a. object d. I was so angry that I threatened to quit. internal 14. groceries is d. a. grocery are c. I feel _______to inform the committee that a number of members are very unhappy with the decision. bound d. You have to go through a number of _______stages before you become an expert. ecstatic b. When I was pregnant. I often got a sudden _______for tinned sardines. integral d. a few 2. continuous 16. I read somewhere that the youngest _______in a family is often the funniest. a. only _______of the medicine got spilt. are being d. link b. little b. compulsory b. Having your heart broken is an _______part of growing up. a. a. factor 5. a. me to working b. a. reflection 18. 70s and 80s. slip 24. coexist 19. to checking 25. The speaker stopped _______his notes before continuing. then it won't be for need / desire / want of demand. coherent b. ultimate 6. reinforced b. a little c. being 10. a. that my duty 11. Getting divorced was a _______decision. The _______ on the kitchen table. checking b. If the future is not one of increased leisure. aspect b. optimum d. related c. streamlined 7. my duty b. Suddenly. envy d. inevitable c. this makes it stronger and more durable. article c.

29. As websites such as MySpace have _______off. When something like that happens. 14. say eight. but no one offered her any help. but I'm only _______. They produce. Jill and Emily are so alike. to be d. 3. Amongst communities that practise arranged marriage. 13. teenagers have _______off TV and are turning off in droves. 12. _______ author will usually earn royalties on sales. 9. Some say that hang-gliding is the nearest thing _______being able to fly like a bird. Nathan was lucky enough to be born _______a very wealthy family. 17. Being given some responsibility really brought _______a side of Lindsay's character I hadn't seen before. 16. 27. though. 30.a. social need that TV doesn't. The internet _______ an interactive. there doesn't seem to be any real barrier to having a happy married life. 18. 21. 4. I know I made a mistake. I think the state pension should be equal _______half the average salary. More than a _______artists today. sibling b. say. but only allow a certain _______of them. spouse c. You were born with a _______spoon in your mouth. We're witnessing the birth of the generation of the 'keyboard potato'. it certainly _______your own problems in perspective. are very aware of this. for _______of a better expression. 24. 19. 33. According to the latest statistics. Vivian and I usually agree. it is the parents who choose the partner and it's possible _______the young person getting married not to meet their future bride or groom _______person until the day of the wedding. with many young people refusing to accept an arranged marriage. 25. I didn't take _______my stepbrother at first. being c. I had a row with Elizabeth and it just cancelled _______all the effort I'd put into getting her to like me. I'm avoiding Mr Hunter because I think I'm in his bad _______. Indeed. it's not unusual for a generation _______to open up between parents and children. marriage may have quite a different meaning. be b. 7. and so practice what is sometimes called 'holding back'. The painter doesn't receive _______benefit from this. 28. I don't think we're ever going to _______eye to eye on this issue. to being 41 Everyone started to _______around the old woman on the floor. For those born _______some cultures. citizen 38 Many people consider Davies _______the finest artist of his generation. but after a while we grew closer. many years before the wedding day. Although the 'struggling author' is still common. 10. put d. We should bring everyone _______and discuss what we're going to do for Grandpa's 80th birthday. hang IV. 22. it is quite possible for a successful novelist to earn a _______deal of money. 20. a. Why don't we meet _______here again on the 12th. . if the partners treat each other _______respect and recognise that they are both _______ equal value. teenagers have been only _______eager to join in their millions and spend hours a day — and night — online. 26. 5. guardian d. however. This rare species of bird is native _______Tasmania and isn't found anywhere else. Teenagers at a loose _______in their bedrooms can hang _______with their mates in cyberspace. In publishing. ten paintings for an exhibition. 23. however. My brother and Jack got on like a _______on fire when they first met. 32. when I get back from Germany? 2. However. a. 31. Write one word in each gap. The cathedral features _______a documentary about important buildings. They're like two _______in a pod. In an arranged marriage. but we're not always on the _______wavelength. crowd b. after all. 8. 11. a young person might be promised to another _______a child. to be sold. 6. Life's very easy for you. 15. spread c. 1.

' rotten / stale 8. What needs to be _______clear is that contemporary art is at the cutting edge. 'I think the government's measures are going to do quite a lot of damage. some contemporary art is of poor _______.' exquisite / invaluable 10.' rotten / stale 12. 'The job couldn't have been done without your help. the cliched response being 'my three-year-old child could have done better than that'. 1. 'This CD-ROM drive isn't working properly.' detrimental / defective 13.' redeeming / ultimate 3. 'I think it was a sensible decision. of course. 35. but it is largely a matter of their ignorance rather than the reality. 43. 'It's the most exciting experience you'll ever have!' ultimate / optimum 14. rock or classical— is in turmoil at the moment. The other two they keep. 'Excellent work. 37.' ultimate / satisfactory 11. Having said that. There is. 'I've never seen a more beautiful diamond!' exquisite / sound 2. Certainly. At _______best. 'This was the most important reason for us. 'This is exactly what I need. 'Four is the right number of people for this project. Speed dating might work for some. the _______music industry — be it pop.' optimum / prime 9. so I pretended to be a hairdresser. but I think I'll stick _______ traditional methods to find Mr Right. 'These metal railings are really old and brown. 40. 'This apple's completely black. There is still a huge _______of money to be made from live performances. but its future is not bleak.' prime / sound 15.' stale / rusty 4. 'Can't you feel _______getting older? Don't you _______it strange to be 25 and not married yet?' they asked. and I _______ to feel like I couldn't _______ to hear another potted biography. but that's true of every art _______ at any point in history. Were contemporary artists to produce pictures like this.' defective / detrimental 7.' ultimate / optimum . There is a widely held view that artistic standards have got _______ over the last 100 years or so and that contemporary art is _______a bad way. 'The price seems reasonable to me. I'll take it. 46. Those new _______contemporary art should be forgiven for this kind of response. How can we get to the _______of this seeming contradiction? 44. 38. 'It's just not good enough. You keep _______going like that all night. 47. 'His honesty is the only feature about him that's positive. 48.' ideal / prime 16. those _______ the top of the contemporary art world are producing innovative and challenging pieces. painting a lifelike picture of a racehorse is no longer an option for an artist attempting to break new ground. Circle the word which best matches each statement. Jonathans and Michaels came and went. 42.34. we would actually have the _______of all worlds — a stagnant and backward-looking artistic tradition. V. making a note of anybody you like. 'The workmanship on this cabinet isn't very good. However. 39. 49.' invaluable / inadequate 5.' detrimental / shoddy 6. I didn't _______tell them that I worked for a young women's magazine. 41. a _______line between quality contemporary art and pseudo-art. 45. The Kevins. 50. Well done!' satisfactory / first-rate 17. 'This bread's not very fresh. contemporary art is as exciting and productive as it's possible for art to be. 36. in _______hope that when they sell them in later years they will have greatly increased in value.

like I used ______________________________________a bedroom with my brothers when I was young. doesn't he? 11. 18. me Dominic asked whether __________________________________________________any more. and I was surprised Sarah couldn't do it. 'Are you all coming tomorrow?' Fiona asked us. using the word given. 21. best To _______________________________________. whether Pete asked _________________________________________________________ at four o'clock. Trevor?' asked Kevin. line There's ___________________________________________________between irony and sarcasm. myself ___________________________________________________outside the house I was looking for. no one's talking about you behind your back. 'Does Tony follow current affairs closely?' asked Susie. 'Shall I help you do the dishes. 1. 9. Oscar is qualified to teach Russian because he has a degree in it. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. There's not that much difference between irony and sarcasm. to On being released from prison. I don't feel guilty at all. I sincerely promise you that I'm telling you the truth. 'Doesn't Jerry live near you anymore?' asked Dominic. Mary. free Retirement ____________________________________________more time with my grandchildren. no one's talking about you behind your back. did Toby asked his parents __________________________________________go to bed right then. Tim resolved ________________________________trouble again. 'Have you been talking on the phone all evening.VI. 19. Austin and his father are very similar. 2. 3. including the word given. but 'You _______________________________________________________a later plane. I finally managed to finish the report. whether Fiona asked ________________________________________________________________day. 14. aren't they? after Austin ______________________________________________________________. 16. As far as I know. Do you want to go to the cinema this evening? like Do you _________________________________________________ to the cinema this evening? 15. bottom I promise you _______________________________________________that I'm telling you the truth. What was your inspiration for creating such a fantastic character in your new novel? to What ______________________________________such a fantastic character in your new novel? 10. You must use between one and eight words. 7. After working for six hours. Do not change the word given. 20. play The maths problem _____________________________. Mary. offered Robert _______________________________________________________________ the dishes. 'Do we really have to go to bed right now?' Toby asked his parents. I shared a bedroom with my brothers when I was young and I quite liked it. him Kevin asked _____________________________________________________an e-mail about it. 6. Tim?' asked his dad. to Oscar's Russian degree __________________________________________________the language. 8. I realised that I was standing outside the house I was looking for. 13. 17. 'Does the train get in at four o'clock?' asked Pete. 12. 4. I can spend more time with my grandchildren when I retire. Tim resolved that he would stay out of trouble when he left prison. 24. He told us that getting a later plane was our only option. 22. I was surprised Sarah couldn't do the maths problem because it was very easy. in I finally ___________________________________________the report after working for six hours. if Tim's dad asked ______________________________________________on the phone all evening.' he said. . Carlo?' said Robert. go Andrea asked Gareth if ____________________________ to the concert the following Thursday. 'Will you come with me to the concert next Thursday?' Andrea asked Gareth. 'Shall I send you an e-mail about it. interest Susie asked me ____________________________________________________ current affairs. 5. Clear I ________________________________________________________________________. 23.

Pete said that Josh doesn't usually tell lies. The photo's got a couple of marks on it.' said Heidi. we're going to completely _______over the Simpsons' spare bedroom. Susan _______through her history of art course. Our detectives are determined to find out exactly what happened in this case. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. so I'll scan it and _______it up with some software I've got. On the show today.' said Pete. She wants to make a _______break and leave the publishing industry completely. 28. One of the poems is particularly noteworthy due to its interesting use of imagery. As soon as I get out of prison. If attendance doesn't improve soon.25.. 1. 'I'm going to enjoy myself now the exams are over. 32. so I won't hold anything you did wrong last term against you. The car was so badly damaged it had to be _______off. For each question. here's . I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. Dave's an _______hand when it comes to doing the carnival disco — he's been doing it for years. 33. 39. 37. The photo's got a couple of marks on it. rest As the plane finally _____________on the runway. The car was so badly damaged it had to be destroyed. 35. 36. And now. If attendance doesn't _______up soon. 27.. I'd make sure I was treated with _______wherever I went. On the show today. 3. One of the poems particularly _______out due to its interesting use of imagery. Is long hair back in _______? I actually don't know much about that _______of architecture. The doctors have given me a completely _______bill of health. 4. I bumped into an _______flame of mine in Woolworth's this morning. like 'It _________________________________________________________________lies. the play will probably have to close. I decided right there and then to buy it and now I really regret it! whim I __________________________________________________________and now I really regret it! 30. 26. I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. 'Let's not make any plans and just see what happens. This term. Susan only just passed her history of art course. so I'm going to see what it's like. the play will probably have to close. turn I'm afraid your grandmother _________________________________________during the night. bottom Our detectives are determined to ____________________________________________this case. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. VII. ear Dawn suggested _______________________________________ and just seeing what happened. As the plane finally stopped on the runway. 29. hair Heidi said she _____________________________________________ now the exams were over. If I was a rock star. we're going to completely change the look of the Simpsons' spare bedroom. I'm determined to make a _______start. . _______from their blockbuster tour of the USA. you all start again with a _______sheet. You'll have to improve your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. I'm afraid we're _______out of that CD. so I'm going to _______it out. 34. write one word which can be used in all three sentences. so I'll scan it and make it look better with some software I've got.' said Dawn. I'm afraid we're going to have to consider putting Mum in an _______people's home. You'll have to _______up on your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. The Goldsmiths! 2. 38. I'm afraid your grandmother got worse during the night. 31.

5. 7. Just _______your bike against the gate and come inside. I was quite impressed by the safety _______on Bill's new car. This area is badly in _______of financial investment. I enjoy team sports. 8. 16. the boss said that we could have an extra day off work. _______yet. 14. 6. I don't really see myself settling down any time in the _______future. and I would describe the _______. My parents have always taken a _______interest in my hobbies. People came from _______and far to attend the celebrity wedding of the year. 11. The local council should start a building programme to meet the _______for leisure facilities. like basketball and volleyball. I was a bit of a loner when I was younger and I spent a lot of time _______by myself. and so did his father before him. Todd lost a lot of people's _______when they saw how he treats his wife. 12. One of the important _______of the law is that it recognises the rights of unmarried partners. My father _______Chelsea. 13. You can _______assured that I will not stop until I find the person who damaged the school gym. but I don't think we're any different from other couples in that _______. Yes. When Erin finally started to move downhill on the skis for the first time. the police asked if he had any distinguishing _______. In order to find the woman's missing husband. We _______our son while he was at university so he didn't have to work while he was studying. When I saw the results of the survey. When we finally made it out of the forest. camp in the grounds. I was quite surprised by the number of people who _______the death penalty. she laughed in _______. . We could stay at a hotel near the festival or. The Mayor said he had no _______of advice from people who didn't understand the situation. 10. The headmaster was full of _______for the school cricket team. The two countries are similar with _______to the divorce rates. Martin always takes great _______in talking to anyone about fishing. 9. The government has been accused of _______for time because it doesn't know what to do. and I'm especially _______on football. who had won six matches in a row. I had dried frog when I was in Korea. I'm certainly all the _______for two weeks in the sun. If I read one more newspaper editorial in _______of the Prime Minister I shall scream. We're quite _______for our son to go to Cambridge University when he finishes school. but it was a _______thing. Liam never learnt to read music. I thought that what you said to Erica was in very bad _______. so it was only natural that I would too. we decided to _______before moving on. To our _______. 15. Of course we argue. You might not like sushi the first time you try it — it's a bit of an acquired _______. We just about managed to get to the airport on time. The police officers involved deserve _______for their bravery in such a difficult situation. They think I'm stupid but I'm not going to let them get the _______of me. but he's capable of _______practically anything by ear.

edge heel par pride show sight top whistle word world 10. You're a _______for sore eyes. and the largest budget to spend on acquiring new pieces. 15. I was a little disappointed. is the one of our granddaughter graduating. 9. I love mountaineering. Stop _______about! 8. The buffet at the party was out of this _______! I've never tasted such exquisite strawberries. Jean Paul is clearly a very talented designer. 25. 18. and I suppose I would _______it to the excitement of winning the lottery. The picture that takes _______of place on our mantelpiece. after all. 22. The firefighters _______Mrs Collins for her quick thinking when the fire broke out. but the idea didn't really _______to me. Our office is going to _______with the one in the next town so some people will lose their jobs. 27. The Prime Minister _______the suggestion from the leader of the opposition and said that the government would consider it carefully. It's important to have clear goals to _______towards. though. Young children seem to _______in showing things they've made at school to their parents. 21. merge go grow dispute mess seek comprise take liken warm 1. Complete using the words in the box. Amis' new novel is slightly below _______for a writer of his stature. It's now clean as a _______. The Board of Directors has _______to increase sales by at least 20% over the coming year. appeal bear delight differentiate fancy praise resolve strive urge welcome 20. We would _______anyone who values personal freedom to vote against this proposal. 13. All the bands were fantastic. 28. but The Editors and Franz Ferdinand really stole the _______. 19. 24. 6. children under 16 _______the majority of the population. 14. We've never really _______in for camping holidays. may be his lack of business sense. His one Achilles' _______. I think I just _______getting a DVD and staying in tonight. have we Susan? 2. Soccer Maestro is undoubtedly the last _______in online football simulation games at the moment. 17. I've spent the whole morning vacuuming the inside of the car. they have the largest collection. We'll need ten minutes or so to _______ up before the game. The first volume of her autobiography _______in her childhood and her arrival in Hollywood. In some countries. The Gordon Gallery clearly has the _______over other modern art galleries. I didn't like this song at first but it's really _______on me recently.VIII. 7. I'm not _______the facts — I just don't agree with your interpretation of them. Claire! Thank goodness you're here — we desperately need your input. 12. I don't know how Liz can _______to work at that place. . I think the media's response has been a little over the _______— it's only a TV programme. 26. 3. 11. however. 16. Trisha suggested going to Indonesia. 4. 23. 5.

I'm a bit of a _______. are you?' 'Well.' 34.' 39. The Pet Shop Boys' sound is _______and unique. 32. were you?' 'No. 'Do you fancy going to that new jazz club in town?' 'Yes. VALUE 9. 'Does Jenny ever move from in front of the TV?' 'I think she's in danger of becoming a bit of a couch _______. 'You weren't planning to go to Singapore on holiday. ADEQUATE 7. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the space. 'Oh! I'm exhausted! I've been doing housework all day. A key breakthrough in Britain came with the Ten Hour Act (1847). they do say that variety is the _______of life. PERFECT 5. 30. 'You're not changing jobs again already. batteries end feet hair heart party potato spice time whim 33. we can find out what really happened. I don't know how _______it would be to get some of these old postcards valued. so it's hardly surprising she knows Latin and Ancient Greek. 1. Well. 42. Being director of the National Gallery is an _______responsibility but thankfully I have a number of highly experienced experts to help me. 'You've got a great suntan!' 'I went away for a few days to recharge my _______. AWE 11. but what's wrong with wanting every human being to have access to clean drinking water? IDEAL 6. shall we?' 35. IX. Tabitha is a very _______successor to Albert Weeks as Chairperson of the National Theatre.' 37. WORTH 8. CLASS 2. I've read that many performers suffered feelings of _______as children. was he?' 'No. so I can spend all day agonising over which choice of two words to use. 'Roger wasn't pleased to get rejected by the team. 40. 'You look a bit bored. CLASS 10. WORTH . Many members of the middle class hated the idea of the workers being _______and believed that they would waste their time on _______matters instead of _______productive activities.exhilarating idle indulge pastime pursue respite trivial unwind 29. found the new freedom _______and threw themselves into new _______with enthusiasm. however. let's go and let our _______down a bit. IMPRESS 4.’ 36. 'Jamie is so much fun!' 'Yes. The workers. such as education or going to church. We'll find out how much the jewellery's worth at the _______next Thursday.' `Come and put your _______up for five minutes and I'll make a cup of tea. The main reason I believe children shouldn't be exposed to violence on TV is that they're so _______at that age. he really is the life and soul of the _______. which limited the working day and ensured that workers got some _______from their jobs.' 'Well. 'I can't believe you built the Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks!' 'I guess I must have had a lot of _______on my hands. I got to the travel agent's and just decided to go there on a _______. 31. With her experience as both an actor and a director. He really had his _______set on playing for them. I've been at a loose _______since I finished the book I was reading.' 41. IMITATE 3. Maybe I am an _______.' 38. she did study _______at Oxford. People now had at least some time to _______from work at the end of the day and _______themselves. Now the government's _______the papers.

ATTACH 37. I'm quite successful. I don't think you can afford to be so _______. In such circumstances. (PARENT) 39. we had the _______record of played ten. I think Gabriel really does care what other people think of him. A _______learner is less likely to retain the content of the lesson than one who is enthusiastic about his or her learning. however. Most of it's _______if you use a little creativity. this threat is more a matter of _______ (PERCEIVE) than reality and different groups live in _______ (RELATE) harmony in many parts of the world. PERCEIVE 25. ZEAL 16. is difficult to quantify financially. PLAY 31. APPEAR 26. VALUE 22.12. _______ (RACE) is a real danger. 42. What I like about Stravinsky's music is the _______complexity. Don't throw away consumer packaging. . You don't need to be quite so _______in your work. RELATE 35. Theo and his brother are always together. ENVY 14. One of my _______ (STRONG) is that I've got a very good rating on most of these sites — people I've sold to have given me very good reviews. LOYAL 27. GOOD 23. often referred to as _______. The Minister attempted to _______the dispute. I'm looking for a flatmate so I'm going to put an ad in the _______. won none. Marvin used to be quite wild. I wouldn't describe myself as a _______person. CHOOSE 15. Young animals very quickly form a strong _______to their mothers. you see. losing his job and then getting divorced were _______. One _______ (CHARACTER) of the modern world is that people increasingly find themselves living side by side with people from other cultures. I was given the _______task of telling the team that funding had been withdrawn from the project. They're completely _______. ENVY 30. After dinner. we went for a _______stroll along the seafront. PREFER 29. 43. LEISURE 17. but when the boss is offering you extra days off. Don't feel that you're being _______to Sharon if you tell me what's bothering you about her. What I don't like about school uniform is that it completely destroys all _______. USE 19. 44. but I think there's probably a link. Often. QUALITY 20. 45. 41. I'm afraid I left the chicken in the oven a bit long so it's a little _______. I know you'd rather take your holiday in August. SPORT 33. which has a powerful effect on the listener. There's a _______difference between photography and still-life drawing. It's very _______of you to notice that Sean's not his usual self. but he's _______calm these days. RHYTHM 13. SEPARATE 24. CONNECT 36. and you might find you enjoy it more if you take a little time off.hand pottery or glassware that might have _______ (PERFECT). The positive relationship between a business and a customer. Please contact reception regarding the storing of _______in the hotel safe. saying it was just a minor disagreement. I'm also good at spotting what's _______ (VALUE) and what's completely _______ (WORTH). The best money comes from items that are in very good condition — often because they're _______ (USE) and still in their packaging. CLASS 21. Despite his _______lack of concern. 40. but I do enjoy the occasional game of golf. James got into trouble for _______a police officer. one that could even lead to the _______ (APPEAR) of certain aspects of their way of life. DO 32. They may feel that another culture presents a threat to their own _______ (INHERIT). MOTIVE 34. Very little in our lives prepare us for _______. I don't see why someone should be given _______treatment at an airport just because they're famous. so new customers trust me. PERSON 28. After ten matches. lost ten. According to Lionel. and these have got damage marks on them. Diamond's basically _______ (DESTROY). but there's also a market for things like second. INDIVIDUAL 38. We're only two weeks into the school holidays and already my children are _______REST 18.

Some of the courses are compulsory. I've decided in favour for joining the local swimming team. _______ 11. the Internet and computer games. If you won't give me a pay rise. The council said they had no option apart to close the sports centre. Angela travels a lot and is only very eager to experience new places. _______ 17. _______ 4. but she's my aunt with marriage. We all have a (2) _______to start off with good intentions and then lose our (3) _______. Start with gentle exercise and work up to something more strenuous. I sometimes find that born speakers of English speak a bit too fast for me. Whatever your (6) _______activity. available do motive play prefer relax satisfy sport stimulate tend It's impossible to (1) _______the importance of getting active as a family. Contact Marlston Council to find out about the (9) _______of facilities where you live. One word in each sentence is incorrect. Since tomorrow's a country holiday. switch to a more (7) _______ activity until you're all in better shape. _______ 10. . _______ 12. _______ 20. This maths problem should be kid's play to someone with as much talent as you. I thought we might drive up into the mountains. Underline the incorrect word and write the correct word on the line. _______ 14. _______ 2. You should plan things more carefully and not just act with impulse all the time. _______ 18. Children these days get a lot of (8) _______from the fast-moving worlds of television. then I shall have to think my options. For further information. _______ 9. Write a word formed from the words in the box in each gap. If necessary. But remember that it has to be fun or they'll soon lose interest. my sister-in-law very quickly became one from the family. people concerned about their liked ones were given a special number to call. Playing a sport together will teach your children about fair play. _______ 13. We need to get something for Mum and Dad's marriage anniversary next week. I can't believe the judge just let the accused be free like that. Don't (5) _______it. (10) _______and working with others. make sure that you're all comfortable doing it at that level. Playing and exercising together as a family can help you through those moments when you are (4) _______with your progress. It's the boss's birthday next Wednesday. I got an e-mail yesterday from a far relative who's researching our family tree. We didn't share the same father tongue. contact Marlston Council and ask to speak to someone from the 'Get Active' campaign. 1. _______ 19. The problem of child misuse is much bigger than you might think. _______ 8. When my brother got married. _______ XI. _______ 3. Following the train crash. so we can't just pick and select whatever we like _______ 15. _______ 21. _______ 6. It's only mankind nature to want to settle down. _______ 16. Make sure you find an activity that they'll find fun. but it's not your choice to do.X. _______ 5. She's not my biological aunt. and there's a rumour we might be taken the day off. _______ 7. get married and start a family. Jake's been practising as mad to impress the others in the band. I know you'd rather I took up a sport. but we managed to communicate in English.

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