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I. If a word is in the wrong sentence, write the correct word on the line. If not, put a tick. 1.

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.

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

24. marriage may have quite a different meaning. This rare species of bird is native to Tasmania and isn't found anywhere else. They're like two peas in a pod. but we're not always on the same wavelength. after all. be b. in the hope that when they sell them in later years they will have greatly increased in value. 23. I had a row with Elizabeth and it just cancelled out all the effort I'd put into getting her to like me. Nathan was lucky enough to be born into a very wealthy family. I don't think we're ever going to see eye to eye on this issue. 12. Teenagers at a loose end in their bedrooms can hang out with their mates in cyberspace. Why don't we meet up here again on the 12th. to being 41 Everyone started to crowd around the old woman on the floor. put d. the entire/ whole music industry — be it pop. 13. 8. 3. teenagers have gone off TV and are turning off in droves. The internet meets/ answers/ fulfils an interactive. When something like that happens. We should bring everyone together and discuss what we're going to do for Grandpa's 80th birthday. In an arranged marriage. and so practice what is sometimes called 'holding back'. with many young people refusing to accept an arranged marriage 28. Being given some responsibility really brought out a side of Lindsay's character I hadn't seen before. hang IV. You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. 29. 4. but after a while we grew closer. there doesn't seem to be any real barrier to having a happy married life. say. Amongst communities that practise arranged marriage.38 Many people consider Davies to be the finest artist of his generation. say eight. According to the latest statistics. 25. 10. social need that TV doesn't. They produce. Jill and Emily are so alike. rock or classical— is in turmoil at the moment. 30. it certainly puts your own problems in perspective. The cathedral features in a documentary about important buildings. 33. 15. but its future is not bleak. spread c. 26. for want of a better expression. a young person might be promised to another as a child. 35. 7. 21. We're witnessing the birth of the generation of the 'keyboard potato'. . many years before the wedding day. ten paintings for an exhibition. a. Indeed. I didn't take to my stepbrother at first. Life's very easy for you. I think the state pension should be equal to half the average salary. The other two they keep. if the partners treat each other with respect and recognise that they are both of equal value. however. however. 9. but only allow a certain number of them. 16. an/ the author will usually earn royalties on sales. I'm avoiding Mr Hunter because I think I'm in his bad books. teenagers have been only too eager to join in their millions and spend hours a day — and night — online. 31. are very aware of this. to be sold. 11. it is quite possible for a successful novelist to earn a great deal of money. More than a few artists today. a. Vivian and I usually agree. 20. Some say that hang-gliding is the nearest thing to being able to fly like a bird. Write one word in each gap. 34. 27. 1. being c. crowd b. As websites such as MySpace have taken off. though. The painter doesn't receive any benefit from this. 19. 17. 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. For those born into some cultures. 6. 18. Certainly. 32. I know I made a mistake. it's not unusual for a generation gap to open up between parents and children. when I get back from Germany? 2. to be d. My brother and Jack got on like a house on fire when they first met. but I'm only human. Although the 'struggling author' is still common. but no one offered her any help. 5. In publishing. 14. 22. However.

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

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

the play will probably have to close. here's .' said Pete. 35. fresh from their blockbuster tour of the USA. the play will probably have to close. . ear Dawn suggested playing it by ear and just seeing what happened. Susan only just passed her history of art course. On the show today. so I'm going to see what it's like. She wants to make a clean break and leave the publishing industry completely. Pete said that Josh doesn't usually tell lies. For each question. I'm afraid we're fresh out of that CD. rest As the plane finally came to rest on the runway. The car was so badly damaged it had to be written off. Is long hair back in style? I actually don't know much about that style of architecture.. 37. like 'It isn’t like Josh to tell lies. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. we're going to completely make over the Simpsons' spare bedroom. Susan scraped through her history of art course.' said Heidi. 39. 33. 27.25. hair Heidi said she was going to let her hair down now the exams were over. bottom Our detectives are determined to get to the bottom of this case. write one word which can be used in all three sentences. 4. 31. If I was a rock star. If attendance doesn't pick up soon. And now. it was immediately surrounded by fire engines. 29. As soon as I get out of prison. so I'll scan it and touch it up with some software I've got. I'm determined to make a fresh start. so I won't hold anything you did wrong last term against you. 36. 3. 34. The photo's got a couple of marks on it. The car was so badly damaged it had to be destroyed. As the plane finally stopped on the runway. On the show today.' said Dawn. I've heard a new gallery has opened in St Ives. One of the poems is particularly noteworthy due to its interesting use of imagery. One of the poems particularly stands out due to its interesting use of imagery. 1. This term. 32. you all start again with a clean sheet. so I'm going to check it out. I'd make sure I was treated with style wherever I went. You'll have to brush up on your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. 'I'm going to enjoy myself now the exams are over. Our detectives are determined to find out exactly what happened in this case. I'm afraid we're going to have to consider putting Mum in an old people's home. The doctors have given me a completely clean bill of health. 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. 'Let's not make any plans and just see what happens. 38. The Goldsmiths! 2. turn I'm afraid your grandmother took a turn for the worse during the night. 28.. 26. Dave's an old hand when it comes to doing the carnival disco — he's been doing it for years. I bumped into an old flame of mine in Woolworth's this morning. we're going to completely change the look of the Simpsons' spare bedroom. so I'll scan it and make it look better with some software I've got. If attendance doesn't improve soon. The photo's got a couple of marks on it. You'll have to improve your general knowledge before you go on that quiz show. VII. I'm afraid your grandmother got worse during the night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The _______ on the kitchen table. III. continuous 16. reflection 18. this makes it stronger and more durable. Suddenly. When she suggested _______over the weekend. be c. optimum d. a. then it won't be for need / desire / want of demand. a few 2. you have to earn it. 70s and 80s. check c. a. tie c. moderate d. ultimate 6.47. Don't worry about me — I'm quite _______to sit here and wait for you to come back. Having your heart broken is an _______part of growing up. my duty b. respect 4. preference b. wrong c. a. this is the _______hits collection. Luckily. a. inclined 23. I don't want to do the course in applied statistics. junction 12. but it's _______. streamlined 7. refurbished c. internal 14. average c. bond d. If the future is not one of increased leisure. a. content 21. a. The manager requested that all staff _______present at the meeting. a respect b. a. be c. factor 5. mistake b. I feel _______to inform the committee that a number of members are very unhappy with the decision. bound d. There's no _______between Gary and Mark. joyful d. groceries are 3. to check d. a. inward b. even though they are brothers. The concrete is _______by putting metal bars in it. integral d. so I don't blame my ex-wife. There's no reason why people of different races can't _______quite peacefully together. Circle the correct answer. With over 500 hits from the 60s. me working 9. inset c. envy d. adjacent 13. a. confirmed d. I often got a sudden _______for tinned sardines. me work d. feature c. a. a. indecisive 20. I read somewhere that the youngest _______in a family is often the funniest. But what you're saying now isn't _______with what you said last week. error d. yearned c. a. 1 overheard Melissa and Alex talking about me in the _______room. appearance c. endure b. . renovated d. You have to go through a number of _______stages before you become an expert. ecstatic b. a. a. beside c. the respect c. compulsory b. me to working b. aspect b. that my duty 11. relative b. favoured b. grocery are c. When I was pregnant. intermediate 17. exquisite b. being 10. a. it my duty d. greed 22. this my duty c. correspondence d. Getting divorced was a _______decision. grocery is b. cooperative d. After the investigation. joint 15. related c. have been b. This plate's a collector's _______and is actually worth quite a lot of money. me to work c. article c. medium b. any respect d. coherent b. a. few d. 1. to checking 25. a. delighted c. checking b. inhabit d. Its only redeeming _______is that it's quite short! a. Olivia has always _______to return to the country she was born in. inevitable c. It's one of the worst books I've ever read. a. item 8. attached b. are being d. coexist 19. The speaker stopped _______his notes before continuing. a. only _______of the medicine got spilt. bit b. link b. near d. craving c. resemblance b. little b. satisfactory c. slip 24. object d. reinforced b. Do you think there might be a _______between Angie's behaviour and the accident she had? a. urged d. I was so angry that I threatened to quit. element d. groceries is d. a. consistent c. the accident was put down to human _______. a little c. You can't just demand _______. a. a.

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

Having said that. The Kevins. There is still a huge _______of money to be made from live performances. 'It's the most exciting experience you'll ever have!' ultimate / optimum 14. 47.' exquisite / invaluable 10. Speed dating might work for some. those _______ the top of the contemporary art world are producing innovative and challenging pieces. Jonathans and Michaels came and went. 'It's just not good enough.' detrimental / defective 13. but I think I'll stick _______ traditional methods to find Mr Right. 'The price seems reasonable to me. You keep _______going like that all night. 43. 45. some contemporary art is of poor _______. I didn't _______tell them that I worked for a young women's magazine. contemporary art is as exciting and productive as it's possible for art to be. 42. Certainly. 49. V. Well done!' satisfactory / first-rate 17. so I pretended to be a hairdresser. 37. but that's true of every art _______ at any point in history. The other two they keep. Were contemporary artists to produce pictures like this. rock or classical— is in turmoil at the moment. 'This bread's not very fresh.' ultimate / optimum . 'This apple's completely black. 'Four is the right number of people for this project. but its future is not bleak.' rotten / stale 8. How can we get to the _______of this seeming contradiction? 44.' invaluable / inadequate 5. 36.' prime / sound 15. Circle the word which best matches each statement. we would actually have the _______of all worlds — a stagnant and backward-looking artistic tradition.' optimum / prime 9. What needs to be _______clear is that contemporary art is at the cutting edge. a _______line between quality contemporary art and pseudo-art. the cliched response being 'my three-year-old child could have done better than that'. in _______hope that when they sell them in later years they will have greatly increased in value.' defective / detrimental 7. 46.34. 40. 41. 'This CD-ROM drive isn't working properly. and I _______ to feel like I couldn't _______ to hear another potted biography. of course. making a note of anybody you like. 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. but it is largely a matter of their ignorance rather than the reality. 'This is exactly what I need. 'I've never seen a more beautiful diamond!' exquisite / sound 2. 'Can't you feel _______getting older? Don't you _______it strange to be 25 and not married yet?' they asked.' ultimate / satisfactory 11. However. There is.' rotten / stale 12. 'Excellent work. I'll take it. At _______best.' stale / rusty 4.' redeeming / ultimate 3. 39. 50. 48. 38. the _______music industry — be it pop. 'I think the government's measures are going to do quite a lot of damage. 'These metal railings are really old and brown. 'The job couldn't have been done without your help. Those new _______contemporary art should be forgiven for this kind of response. 'The workmanship on this cabinet isn't very good. '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. 'This was the most important reason for us.' ideal / prime 16.' detrimental / shoddy 6. 'I think it was a sensible decision. 35. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

saying it was just a minor disagreement. GOOD 23. but he's _______calm these days. I'm quite successful. Despite his _______lack of concern. SPORT 33.hand pottery or glassware that might have _______ (PERFECT). Please contact reception regarding the storing of _______in the hotel safe. we went for a _______stroll along the seafront. CONNECT 36. lost ten. Diamond's basically _______ (DESTROY). According to Lionel. I'm looking for a flatmate so I'm going to put an ad in the _______. 45. I'm also good at spotting what's _______ (VALUE) and what's completely _______ (WORTH). Theo and his brother are always together. LEISURE 17. Marvin used to be quite wild. I was given the _______task of telling the team that funding had been withdrawn from the project. They may feel that another culture presents a threat to their own _______ (INHERIT). RELATE 35. CHOOSE 15. (PARENT) 39. What I don't like about school uniform is that it completely destroys all _______. so new customers trust me. One _______ (CHARACTER) of the modern world is that people increasingly find themselves living side by side with people from other cultures. USE 19. INDIVIDUAL 38. APPEAR 26. and you might find you enjoy it more if you take a little time off. QUALITY 20. VALUE 22. The best money comes from items that are in very good condition — often because they're _______ (USE) and still in their packaging. I think Gabriel really does care what other people think of him. Young animals very quickly form a strong _______to their mothers. ZEAL 16. you see. 42. but there's also a market for things like second. CLASS 21. RHYTHM 13. 41. Very little in our lives prepare us for _______. . losing his job and then getting divorced were _______. MOTIVE 34. Often. They're completely _______. You don't need to be quite so _______in your work. There's a _______difference between photography and still-life drawing. and these have got damage marks on them. After dinner. is difficult to quantify financially. We're only two weeks into the school holidays and already my children are _______REST 18. won none. 43. The Minister attempted to _______the dispute. I know you'd rather take your holiday in August. we had the _______record of played ten. 44. Don't feel that you're being _______to Sharon if you tell me what's bothering you about her. I'm afraid I left the chicken in the oven a bit long so it's a little _______. often referred to as _______. but I think there's probably a link. What I like about Stravinsky's music is the _______complexity. but I do enjoy the occasional game of golf. ATTACH 37. James got into trouble for _______a police officer. I don't see why someone should be given _______treatment at an airport just because they're famous. which has a powerful effect on the listener. It's very _______of you to notice that Sean's not his usual self. LOYAL 27. Most of it's _______if you use a little creativity. however. PLAY 31. In such circumstances. PREFER 29. After ten matches. SEPARATE 24. ENVY 14. PERCEIVE 25. PERSON 28.12. one that could even lead to the _______ (APPEAR) of certain aspects of their way of life. 40. DO 32. ENVY 30. A _______learner is less likely to retain the content of the lesson than one who is enthusiastic about his or her learning. Don't throw away consumer packaging. The positive relationship between a business and a customer. but when the boss is offering you extra days off. this threat is more a matter of _______ (PERCEIVE) than reality and different groups live in _______ (RELATE) harmony in many parts of the world. I don't think you can afford to be so _______. 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. I wouldn't describe myself as a _______person. _______ (RACE) is a real danger.

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