USE OF ENGLISH – UNIT 4 – KEY I.
come(x19), go(x1) round to, across, by, down to, round/to, to, up to, up, into, off, on, out(x2), over, out in, in, forward, up with, through, about 1. 2. 3. 4. How did it come about that she married an awful man like that? Digging in the garden, she came across some pieces of bone. She was coming round after her operation, but she still felt dizzy and very sleepy. We had to talk to Sam for a long time before he came round to our way of thinking. 5. If we can come through this crisis, the company's future looks bright. 6. The text which has come down to us is only a fragment of the original. 7. Including wine, the bill came to $70. 8. She'll come into quite a lot of money when her father dies. 9. When is the new edition of his novel coming out? 10. I sowed lots of poppies, but they haven't come up yet. 11. Is that the best excuse you can come up with? 12. How did you come by this painting? It’s a Picasso, you know. 13. The resort certainly failed to come up to expectations. 14. None of the parents came forward to help with the school party. 15. Your English is coming on really well. 16. I'm sorry about that – I don't know what came over me. 17. New fashions seem to come in and go out again much more quickly these days. 18. If I eat eggs, I come out in a rash. 19. The truth about the scandal came out long after he had left office. 20. Thanks to the helpful staff at the hotel, the conference went off very well. II. deal (x2), do (x6), be done, drive in, with (x2), away with, down, out of, up, without, at, for 1. The council has failed to deal with the problem of homelessness in the city. 2. I know you don't like him, but there's no need to keep doing him down in front of the boss. 3. Companies that deal in oil should prepare themselves for a price drop. 4. I can't do this zip up - it's stuck. 5. I could have done with some help this morning. 6. Are you trying to do me out of a job? 7. You can do without a carpet but you've got to have somewhere to sit. 8. I still couldn't understand what Toby was driving at. 9. If we get caught, we're done for. 10. People thought that the use of robots would do away with boring low-paid factory jobs. III.
8. You'll just have to put your foot down and tell him he can't stay out on school nights. bear fruit – f
. Her sales methods have been criticised as being at odds with company policy. (it is usual for young children) I won’t stay overnight. 3. 8. He put his foot in it when he told Sally about the surprise party they were planning for her. An idea came to her in a flash. Cynthia could feel her ears burning as she walked past her two colleagues. Try to get the photograph in focus this time. Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition: 1. He is always gloating over/about his meteoric rise as an actor. There were so many gatecrashers at the party that I didn’t even recognise the people I invited. (to put you to any trouble) Sarah’s mother’s face lit up when she gave her the flowers. She does nothing but fret about her being overweight yet never tries to diet. Don’t take her for granted. After I broke up with my fiance. blow a fuse – a 2. 6. I was comforted by the fact that there are plenty more fish in the sea. I don’t want to impose on you. 8. 2. 11. 5. 1. 2. (not consistent with) Some people are resigned to life being full of problems. 3. 4. His glee at the news of his success was a joy to see. and she knew she had solved the problem. please lodge a formal written complaint. 6. (smiled with delight) His sudden outburst was out of keeping with his character. In politics there is always a little give and take. 13. Most politicians have the gift of the gab. I was asked to make a speech but I couldn’t speak because I had a frog in my throat. 7. (are extremely popular)
VI. “It’s all Greek to me”. 9. My car is guaranteed against rust for eight years. 12. 1. 4. (accept that) Nothing will deter him from taking that trip to China. 5. she said as the professor was explaining the new maths problem. V. 10. They were on the trail of the Yeti when the blizzard started. I heard it through/on the grapevine that we are going to get a rise next month. 7. You mustn’t grieve over one trivial mistake. Young children are apt to ask a lot of questions. 2. 4. 5. (is of little value) Reality shows on TV are flavour of the month at the moment. 3. 9. If you have a grievance against/with the company. 7. 6. she won’t be here for ever.1. My teacher and I got off on the wrong foot in the first lesson but now we are good friends. (will not be put off) Virtue counts for little in a corrupt government. IV.
i. point the finger of suspicion – h 11. You must take the medication every day without fail. f. 8. He says it doesn't make sense to point the finger of suspicion at anyone. 3. but these other two guys were totally positive and they were absolutely right. As soon as it came into power. Good jobs are few and far between these days. j. VII. 9. m. 5. 3. So what course of action do you propose to follow? 2. The 1980s were a decade in which many social issues came to the fore. 5. 5.3. I get up at 6 o'clock every day from force of habit. d. 6. 4. this seems like a perfectly good idea . a. 1. He was shattered. I don't have the foggiest idea what you're talking about . In these days before electricity.
come to the fore – b flat broke – j few and far between – e by/from force of habit – m get cold feet – l not have the foggiest idea – k
9. I just blew a fuse and hit him. b. k. 7. 4. l. 1. put on a brave face – c 12. the government set about reforming the National Health Service. he is always picking fights with his schoolmates. my grandmother had a wood-burning kitchen range to do the cooking. 6. 4. 7. It was his practice to wear a hat whenever he went out in the sun. the firm can implement its own quality and inspection policies and amend these as they see fit. 8. h. e. 13. it's the law that is at fault. c. g. though he put on a brave face. Floyd is so quarrelsome. 6. For example. A panel of experts on the environment will discuss the depletion of the ozone layer. without fail – d
become very angry become important or popular try to hide one’s disappointment do sth no matter what scarce/rare be successful judging by how sth appears blame sb for sth think suitable or right penniless not know sth at all be nervous or frightened because sth might fail used to doing sth without thinking
One day.we must wait and see if it turns out well. The boys remained optimistic that their musical career might bear fruit. On the face of it.can you explain please? 12. I began to get cold feet. 2. on the face of it – g 10. 10.
. 11. Mary recalls how they were flat broke and almost living hand to mouth. see fit – i 13.
9. The hot news is that the Prime Minister intends to resign.
.7. 12. She bought a length of lilac velvet with a view to making the dress herself. 11. By working hard Bill built up his savings and managed to by a car. Oil is used as a base to which fragrances are added for the purpose of massage. 14. Jocelyn has hardly a line on her face. Michelle maintained a brave front as her way of dealing with personal tragedy. 8. 10. The planetarium’s telescope is so sensitive that only trained specialists are permitted to use it. 13. The fact that he had been insulted suddenly registered on his face when he flushed with anger. Despite being in her fifties.