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Vocabulary Practice

1. Insert the following idioms and phrasal verbs in the appropriate context.
be in for sth
catch sb's eye
have an eye for
in return for
in sbs eyes
time will tell
with an eye to something/doing sth
Can I buy you lunch your help?
Can you the waiter's ?
He bought the warehouse converting it into a hotel.
He a shoc!
"nly if the treatment has been successful.
#he can do no wrong her father's .
#he a bargain.
bring about
come across
dash off
dispose of somebody/something
emanate from
feed off
go for
loo bac $on something%
miss out $on something%
pop up
put forward
sell something on
set off
tae off
try out
He the wor and reputation of others.
Her name eeps in the newspapers.
Her singing career after her &' appearance.
I a note to my brother.
I thin I'll the fruit salad.
Its good for you to sometimes your childhood.
"f course I'm coming(I don't want to all the fun!
#he some old photographs in a drawer.
#he managed the business for a year and then it .
&he proposal originally the )*.
&he suggestion she was worth considering.
&hey're a new presenter for the show.
+e for ,ondon -ust after ten.
+hat the change in his attitude?
.ou should understand the difficulties of nuclear waste.
2. Give definitions to the following words.
barely
benefit sb
brianiac
canvas
clearout
colony
disincentive
domain
engaged
feature
good -udgment
highlight
hoard
insight
interactive
intrinsically
landscape
may $-ust% as well do sth
may well
memorabilia
obsession
outrageous
pilfer sth
pioneer sth
proceeds
revenue
scrutinise
session
sought after
splash sth
spot on
stencil sth
surpass
treasure
valid
viable
watercolour
3. ind synonyms to the following words.
accumulate
alter
animated
clutter
conceal
display
dispose of
effectively
essentially
fetch
flaw
glorious
imaginative
innocuous
interact
obsession
reservation
scruffy
superfluous
trendy
!. "a#e up new words from the following words and insert them in the appropriate context.
comple/
differ
e/press
odd
pass
perceive
simple
I was astonished by the si0e and of the problem.
1olice ased if they had seen the accident.
1rogramming the video is itself.
&he boo deals with some of the of grammar and spelling.
&here is a general public that standards in schools are falling.
+hat she said is a matter of complete to me.
.ou should encourage your child's attempts at .
$. %orrect mista#es in the following sentences.
2id she mind not to get the -ob?
He bitterly regretted ever to have mentioned it.
He flatly refused discussing the matter.
He made ten mistaes in also ten lines.
I agree with you in a certain degree.
I learned a lot by my father.
I was so intent in my wor that I didn't notice the time.
If he should be believed3 he has been present at a good many of the best4nown ey events in history3 including the
crucifi/ion of Christ.
5y wor is very speciali0ed in the nature.
"dd as it may seem3 she had the best of health.
In this occasion we were sitting in a par in 5adrid.
#he failed getting into art college.
&he -uice from the berries stained their fingers in red.
&he party had a big success.
&hey donated a statue of real si0e of the president to the museum.
&hey new they rised to be arrested.
+e have yet decided what action to tae.
&ey
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Can I buy you lunch in return for your help?
Can you catch the waiter's eye?
He bought the warehouse with an eye to converting it into a hotel.
He's in for a shoc!
"nly time will tell if the treatment has been successful.
#he can do no wrong in her father's eyes.
#he has an eye for a bargain.
He feeds off the wor and reputation of others.
Her name eeps popping up in the newspapers.
Her singing career too off after her &' appearance.
I dashed off a note to my brother.
I thin I'll go for the fruit salad.
Its good for to sometimes loo bac on your childhood.
"f course I'm coming(I don't want to miss out on all the fun!
#he came across some old photographs in a drawer.
#he managed the business for a year and then sold it on.
&he proposal originally emanated from the )*.
&he suggestion she put forward was worth considering.
&hey're trying out a new presenter for the show.
+e set off for ,ondon -ust after ten.
+hat brought about the change in his attitude?
.ou should understand the difficulties of disposing of nuclear waste.
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barely in a way that almost does not happen or e/ist
benefit sb to be useful to somebody or improve their life in some
way
brianiac a very intelligent person
canvas a strong heavy rough material used for maing tents3
sails3 etc. and by artists for painting on
clearout a process of getting rid of things or people that you no
longer want
colony a group of people from the same place or with the same
wor or interests who live in a particular city or country
or who live together
disincentive a thing that maes somebody less willing to do
something
domain an area of nowledge or activity8 especially one that
somebody is responsible for
engaged busy doing sth
feature a special article or programme about
somebody/something
good -udgment the ability to mae sensible decisions after carefully
considering the best thing to do
highlight the best3 most interesting or most e/citing part of
something
hoard to collect and eep large amounts of food3 money3 etc3
especially secretly
insight an area of nowledge or activity8 especially one that
somebody is responsible for
interactive involving taling and woring together
intrinsically by nature3 in itself
landscape an area of countryside or land of a particular type3 used
especially when taling about its appearance
may $-ust% as well do sth to do something because it seems best in the situation
that you are in3 although you may not really want to do it
may well probably
memorabilia things that people collect because they once belonged
to a famous person3 or because they are connected with
a particular interesting place3 event or activity
obsession the state in which a person's mind is completely filled
with thoughts of one particular thing or person in a way
that is not normal
outrageous very unusual and slightly shocing
pilfer sth to steal things of little value or in small 9uantities3
especially from the place where you wor
pioneer sth to be the first person to do3 invent or use something
proceeds the money that you receive when you sell something or
organi0e a performance3 etc8 profits
revenue money that a business or organi0ation receives over a
period of time3 especially from selling goods or services
scrutinice to loo at or e/amine somebody/something carefully
session a period of time that is spent doing a particular activity
sought after wanted by many people3 because it is of very good
9uality or difficult to get or to find
splash sth to decorate something with areas of bright colour3 not in
a regular pattern
spot on e/actly right
stencil sth to mae letters or a design on something using a a thin
piece of metal3 plastic or card with a design cut out of it3
that you put onto a surface and paint over so that the
design is left on the surface
surpass to do or be better than somebody/something
treasure a highly valued ob-ect
valid based on what is logical or true
viable that can be done8 that will be successful
watercolour picture painted with paints that you mi/ with water3 not
oil3 and use for painting pictures
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accumulate amass3 build up
alter change
animated lively3 energetic
clutter mess
conceal hide
display e/hibit
dispose of get rid of
effectively actually
essentially basically3 fundamentally
fetch sell for
flaw defect3 fault
glorious splendid
imaginative inventive
innocuous harmless
interact communicate
obsession preoccupation
reservation misgiving
scruffy dirty3 untidy
superfluous unnecessary3 e/cessive
trendy fashionable
;.
I was astonished by the si0e and comple/ity of the problem.
1olice ased passers4by if they had seen the accident.
1rogramming the video is simplicity itself.
&he boo deals with some of the oddities of grammar and spelling.
&here is a general public perception that standards in schools are falling.
+hat she said is a matter of complete indifference to me.
.ou should encourage your child's attempts at self4e/pression.
<.
2id she mind not getting the -ob?
He bitterly regretted ever having mentioned it.
He flatly refused to discuss the matter.
He made ten mistaes in as many lines.
I agree with you to a certain degree.
I learned a lot from my father.
I was so intent on my wor that I didn't notice the time.
If he is to be believed3 he has been present at a good many of the best4nown ey events in history3 including the
crucifi/ion of Christ3 the massacre at 5y ,ai3 the assassination of *aomi =acobsen in 1aris and so on.
5y wor is very speciali0ed in nature.
"dd as it may seem3 she was in the best of health.
"n this occasion we were sitting in a par in 5adrid.
#he comes from a long line of actors.
#he failed to get into art college.
&he -uice from the berries stained their fingers red.
&he party was a big success.
&hey donated a life4si0ed statue of the president to the museum.
&hey new they rised being arrested.
+e have yet to decide what action to tae.

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