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TOPIC AREA: SHOPPING

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

tag shop assistant


customers order
label discount
suit in
matches by
fit overcharged
bargain receipt
shoplifting on
size guarantee

1) A shopkeeper wants to service his ................. in the best possible way so that they will keep
coming back to his shop.

2) When I was a child, my uncleowned a small shop and since he was very old, he had to
employ a ....................... .

3) He told me that he couldn’t take back the jeans unless I showed him a ....................... as a
proof of purchase.

4) If you look at the ...................... , you will see that the coat was from Vakko.

5) After the policeman disappeared, the shopkeeper changed the price ........................... on the
trouser.

6) You can pay .................... credit card or .................. cash. It’s up to you.

7) In this shop, they don’t allow you to try ................. the clothes you like.

8) These shoes don’t ..................... me. They are too big.

9) This yellow sweater ...................... your jeans very well. You look vey pretty.

10) I don’t like blue. It doesn’t ................... me.

11) I liked the raincoat but unfortunately my ...................... was not in stock. Those available were
either small or large.

12) In Turkey, it is not common to buy things by mail ................... .

13) For such a small thing, the salesman asked for a lot of money. I think he ................. us.

14) If you show your Bilkent identification card, some shops will give ten or twenty
percent ....................... .

15) It was a real .....................! We bought the car at a very low price.
16) My computer is under .................... for two years. If it breaks down within this period, it will
be repaired free of charge.

17) Nowadays ........................ is widespread in department stores. Therefore, new precautions


against this kind of theft have to be taken immediately.

TOPIC AREA: HEALTH

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

overweight gained
incurable look
diagnosed bleeding
prescription fit
injection symptom
cured malnutrition
died come
suffering

1) The man fainted and didn’t ..................... round for hours.

2) My sister has ........................ so much weight that nobody can recognise her.

3) You are ten kilos ................... and I advise you to go on a diet.

4) Freddie Mercury had been ................... from AIDS for a long time and he died last year.

5) Two days ago, he ............... of cancer.

6) I’m afraid I can not come and see you this evening. I have to stay at home and .......................
after my grandmother.

7) There are many countries in which millions of people are going down with ..................... . We
must send food to these places.

8) AIDS is an ........................ disease. You must be careful!

9) While I was peeling onions, I cut my finger and it kept on ............... for a long time. Then I
put a bandage on the cut.

10) The doctor ...................... my illness as food poisoning.

11) The main ............. of a cold is that you sneeze and cough.
12) Unless you have a ...................... , no pharmacist will sell you this medicine.

13) Unless sportsman exercise regularly, it is not possible for them to keep ..................... .

14) Some patients are terminally ill. Their illness cannot be .................... .

15) After our neighbour’s had bitten me, I was given an .................. by a nurse at the hospital.

TOPIC AREA: NATURAL DISASTER

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

starying teams
put casualties
collapsing floods
outbreak drought
earthquake

1) When I woke up, I felt the ground shaking. I knew it had to be a/an .................... . Although I
was in great panic, I managed to get out of the house. I was shocked to see that most of the
buildings were ....................... one after another. Ofcourse, we had to stay the night outside
untill the rescue ................... arrived and helped us. Unfortunately, there were
many ................... under the rubble.

2) In Africa, millions of people are .......................... since thay are unable to find enough food to
feed themselves.

3) This year farmers in Çukurova are very annoyed by the ...................... because it hasn’t rained
for the last six months.

4) Too much rainfall this spring caused ...................... in Rize and many people and animals
drowned.

5) The sudden ............................. of AIDS forced scientists to look for a cure for it.

6) It took them hours to .................... out the fire in the factory. Later it was understood that the
fire was caused by an arsonist who wanted to get money from the insurance company.
TOPIC AREA: FORM OF PAYMENT

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

salary by
bill fare
fine fee
taxes in
wages

1) When we added up the ............... , we realized that we were over charged.

2) Since so many wealthy businessmen do not pay their income .............. , the government has
difficulty in balancing the budget.

3) Yesterday I was given a £90 .................. for parking my car in a no parking zone.

4) What is the bus ................. between Nicosia and Kyrenia?

5) The registration .................. for the NEU swimming pool is only £500.

6) I can’t understand how she can live on a teacher’s .......................... .

7) The workers will go on a strike for better ..................... .

8) You can pay ............. cheque or .................. cash.

TOPIC AREA: TRAVEL

Match each word with its definition.

1) trip a) a long journey by ship.

2) journey b) travelling on a ship and visiting lots of places.

3) travel c) going somewhere by plane.

4) cruise d) going somewhere for shopping, holiday, business for a short period of time.

5) voyage e) travelling for a long period of time.

6) flight f) general idea of going somewhere.

7) tour g) a short journey with a group to visit interesting places.

8) crossing h) a journey by ship from one port to the other.

9) excursion i) visiting different places often with a guide.


Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word related to the subject
of TRAVEL.

1) My father often goes on business ................. abroad.

2) I had to wait long hours for my ..................... at Atatürk Airport.

3) We will go on a Mediterranean ...................... on “The Love Boat”.

4) All the passangers were extremely exhausted at the end of the .................... which had
started from the port of Sydney in Australia.

5) The President of the United States was given a .................. of the Dolmabahçe Palace.

TOPIC AREA: EDUCATION

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

performance scholarship
graduate attend
academic anxiety
co-educational compulsory
fees kindergartens
cheated

1) Eric studied so hard that, in the end, he received a ...................... from a well known American
university to study management next year.

2) Unless you .................. the classes regularly, you won’t pass your exams.

3) Family problems are one of the important factors which affect student ..................... in
lessons.

4) Whenever I take a test, I always feel nervous and can’t think clearly. I had better attend one of
the counselling courses to overcome my test ........................ .

5) If you are a university .......................... and speak a foreign language well enough, it will be
easier to find a job.

6) We both got F in the exam because the teacher realized that we had ................... during the
exam.

7) Primary and secondary school education is ............... in many countries. Parents who don’t
send their children to those schools are considered to be violating the laws.

8) Parents are very annoyed by the sudden increase in private school ........................ .
9) In most Turkish primary schools, the .................. year begins in September and ends in May.

10) Those mothers who work outside home and who have no one to take care of their children
can send them to ........................ .

11) Schools where boys and girls study togather are called ........................ schools.

TOPIC AREA: LEISURE ACTIVITIES & SHOW BUSINESS

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

titles review operas


auditions performances awards
dubbed live part
musicals comedian playwright
co-production conductor cartoon
hobby commercials row
mass media switch produced
screen location applauded
stage intervals horror
documentary thrillers cast
sequel rehearsed plot
scene fans

1) Dustin Hoffman is superb actor and in ‘Rainman’he gave his finest ...................... .

2) Star TV never shows films with sub-................. instead they have them ..................... .

3) A lot of people can’t help watching the soap ....................... on TV.

4) In ‘Silence of the Lambs’, Anthony Hopkins played the ...................... of Hannibal Lecter.

5) ‘Dancing with Wolves’ received a lot of ...................... .

6) ‘Rambo II’ is a ........................... to ‘Rambo First Blood’. In this film each .................... is full
of action.

7) His latest film is an Italian-American ..................... .

8) The .................. of ‘Pretty Woman’ included Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

9) Although Atilla Dorsay’s ................... of the film was full of praise, I didn’t like it.

10) Michael Jackson’s İstanbul concert will be broadcast ......................... on TV. Therefore, there
is no need to feel sad for not being able to find any tickets.

11) ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ is a famous ...................... .


12) Alfred Hitchcock produced very exciting ................ such as Vertigo, Birds and Rear Window.

13) ‘Fantasia’ is a feature length .................. film which was ................ by Walt Disney.

14) Last night we watched a very good ................. about the life of Marilyn Monroe.

15) I am 28 years old but whenever I watch a .................. film, I can’t sleep all night long.

16) The play was too long. Luckily, There were three ..................... during which we found a
chance to smoke and drink.

17) When I go to a play, I take a seat close to the .................. .

18) In a cinema, sitting close to the ................... can be harmful to the eyes.

19) ‘A Passage To India’ was shot on ..................... in India.

20) The film was so complicated that we had difficulty in understanding the ................... .

21) Six years ago I went to the Miles Davis concert in Istanbul. It was such a faultless
performance that the audience ...................... him after each song.

22) Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were the most famous tap dancers of their times. Even today
they have millions of ................... and the ................... in which they played, danced and sang
are watched with great admiration.

23) ........................... include television, radio, newspapers and magazines, which are ways of
giving information, news and entertainment.

24) Television ...................... have tremendous influence on children; they want to buy whatever
product is advertised.

25) The director said that the group had .................. each of the scenes in the play many times in
order to give a perfect performance.

26) During the ............... for a role in ‘Grease’, more than two hundred applicants competed
against each other, so it took the director long hours to choose the most talented dancers.

27) A .......................... is a person who writes plays.

28) Do we have to watch this silly program? Why don’t you ................. to another channel?

29) All the members of the orchestra stood up when their ...................., Herbert Von Karajan,
appeared on the stage.

30) My favourite ..................... is collecting old records.

31) Excuse me, I think you are sitting in the wrong place. Your seat is in the second .................. ,
number 12.
TOPIC AREA: FOOD & DRINK

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

advance pouring vegeterian


nutritionist dish additives
menu boil raw
feast bill peeling
recipe stir hot
squeeze off fry
fast-food teetotaller diet
swallowing tip dishes
overcook main course hangover
starter dessert drunk
expiry bit chew
cookery gulped out

1) James never eats meat because he is a ........................... .

2) According to the Collins Co Build Dictionary, ...................... is a list of ingredients and a set
of instructions telling you how to mix and cook the ingredients in order to make a
particular .............................. .

3) Before going to a popular restaurant, you had better book a table in ..................... .

4) The waiter brought the ....................... , but we couldn’t understand it as it was in French.

5) When the waiter brought the ......................, we realised that we didn’t have enough money.
Luckily, I had taken my credit card with me.

6) I didn’t like the service in the restaurant so I didn’t give the waiter a .......... .

7) The food has gone .....................! You should have kept it in the refrigerator.

8) I’m a bit overweight. I need to go on a .................... .

9) ..................... books tell you how to make a particular dish.

10) Mc Donald has a chain of ................... restaurants all over the world. These restaurants
prepare serve food very quickly.

11) I prefer eating at home to eating .......................

12) I am a terrible cook! I either ........................ or undercook food. I am never able to time it
properly.

13) Carrots can be eaten cooked or even ...................... .


14) As a ....................... , I will have tomato soup. Then as a ......................... I’ll have beef and
finally as a ............................ , I’ll have baklava.

15) After the guests had gone, I started washing the ................... that had piiled up in the sink.

16) Mexican food is so ........................... that I can hardly eat it.

17) When we were in Africa, we used to ....................... our water before drinking it in order not
to catch diseases.

18) The wedding ........................... was prepared by fifteen cooks who prepared 24 different kinds
of food.

19) Tomorrow, a ......................... , who is an expert in mulnutrition, will give our students and
their parents a speech on its effects.

20) I food industry, most companies use ...................... to make their products to last longer.

21) If you look at the lable of product, you can see its ....................... date.

22) I don’t understand how housewives can stand ................. onions; thet always make me cry.

23) If you like fruit juice, I can ................... some oranges for you.

24) When you make Turkish coffee, you must ....................... it until it boils.

25) I don’t know how Steve will live alone; he even doesn’t know how to ........................ an egg.

26) While I was ...................... the wine into her glass, I split some on her shirt.

27) Nbody has ever seen my father drinking alcohol; he is a real ........................... .

28) He drank so much whisky that he got ........................ in the end.

29) He drank too much last night and now he’s suffering from a .............................. . He can’t
even get out of his bed.

30) Instead of sipping her beer, she ......................... it and then, of course, she felt tipsy.

31) I told the doctor that I had a sore throat and I had difficulty ..................... pills. Then he gave
me a syrup to drink instead.

32) I hate people who ........................ gum.

33) The moment he ................. a piece of cake, he knew that it hadn’t been made by his mother.
TOPIC AREA: WORK

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

qualifications sack/fire
apply pay rise
redundant wages
resign salary
earn/make promoted
overtime pension
bankrupt profitable
career applicants
well-paid retire
interviewed appliction
inexperienced

1) When you ..................... for a job, you need to fill in an ...................... form.

2) Although she graduated from the university with a high honour degree, she could’t get the job
since she was ....................... .

3) In order to get this job, you need to have some ...................... such as speaking a foreign
language, using a computer and being able to travel abroad when necessary.

4) There were three ........................... for the vacancy and all of themm were .................. by our
director.

5) When she first started working, she was a secretary. Within three years she was .......................
many times. And she is in charge of the Sales Department.

6) He is 50 years old. In a few years he will ..................... and live an isolated life with his wife
on his farm.

7) I can’t understand how my grandfather lives on such a small ................... .

8) If he doesn’t stop coming to work late every day, the boss will ........................ him.

9) The boss is so rud and the staff is so unfriendly. I don’t want to work here anymore. I
will ...................... from my job at the end of this month and look for better work.

10) The workers will go on a strike asking for a .............................. .

11) The cost of living is increasing day by day but she still has to get by on her
teacher’s .................... .

12) The factory workers still haven’t been paid their ................... . I think they will quit soon.

13) A lot of Turkish workers went to Germany to ...................... a living.

14) I’m really exhausted because I have been working ............................ .


15) The company has been at a loss for a long time. I think it will go ....................... .

16) Owning a private television station seems to be very ...................... since TV commercials are
considered to be a rich source of money.

17) The workers who were involved in the strike will be made .............................. .

18) Choosing a ........................ is not easy for young person. Therefore parents should help their
children decide which profession to choose.

19) Everybody dreams of getting a .................... job.

TOPIC AREA: ELECTIONS & POLITICS

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

opposition opinion poll


support referendum
candidates prime minister
diplomatic predict
president vote
left wing coalition
politicians belong
ballot summit
polling day ambassador
peace treaty campaign

1) There are three ................. for the presidential elections and it is not easy to .....................
which one of them will win.

2) The ...................... party leader bitterly criticized the economic policy of the government.

3) I ....................... to the Conservative Party I joined at university.

4) If a single party can’t get the majority of the votes a ................ government is formed.

5) I will ................... for the Liberal Party.

6) Election .................. was organised by a foreign worldwide famous company.

7) All ........................ are believed to be professional liars.

8) The social Democrats and the Communist Party formed the ...................... and the Liberal
Party formed the right wing in the parliment.
9) In Turkey, the ..................... is the head of the government and a party member whereas
the ................. is supposed to be objective in his political view.

10) The present government will go on losing people’s ..................... unless they take effective
measures against inflation.

11) The results of the latest ...................... carried out by a well known newspaper indicate that
Turkish people have lost their confidence in the old politicians.

12) On the day of election, which is called ........................ , we went to the polling station and put
our votes into a ...................... box.

13) Turkish people will vote in a .................... to a lower the voting age.

14) ............................... relations between the two countries are likely to break off.

15) The United Nations forced the two countries to sign a ......................... to stop the war which
had caused hundreds of people to die for years.

16) The Turkish .................... to Germany was killed by the terrorists while he was going to an
engagement at the Soviet Embassy.

17) The leaders of the superpowers will gather at a ...................... meeting to discuss world peace.

TOPIC AREA: CRIME

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

confess/admit pleaded
shoplifting custody
robbery cell
threatened sentenced
smuggle investigating
hijacked dealer
pickpocket handcuffs
evidence accused
arrested/caught verdict
charged breaking
trial fined
probation criminal
got stole
witness harassment
rob penalty
spy vandal
traitor oath
1) The man who had killed thirteen women in two years was finally ....................... by the police
in a deserted cottage outside Ankara.

2) The tortured man had nothing else to do but .................. his guilt.

3) My father got very angry when my mother was .................... $300 for reckless driving and
banned from driving for four hours.

4) Since .......... is a problem in department stores, they hire private detectives to keep an eye on
suspicious-looking customers.

5) A little boy was the only .................. of the old woman’s murder, however, he was unable to
give a good description of the murderer.

6) The minister was blamed for sexual ....................... against his secretary.

7) He tried to ..................... a bank but he couldn’t manage it.

8) Thieves ....................... a CD player from my office.

9) The burglar .................. away with two million dollars.

10) The man who raped a young girl was ........................ to ten years.

11) He was .................... of forgery.

12) He was .............. with theft.

13) I am against death ................. . It must be abolished.

14) The jury hasn’t been able to reach a ....................... since January so they are looking for new
witnesses.

15) At the end of the .................. , the jury found him guilty and he was put in a prison.

16) He took an .................... to tell nothing but the truth.

17) After he was found guilty, the police clamped ..................... arround his wrists.

18) The biggest bank ..................... took place in Switzerland last week. The robbers got away
with 15 billion dollars.

19) He .................... to kill me if I didn’t give the money to him.

20) The thief finally ................... guilty.

21) Until I was brought before the court, I had been in .................... for 24 hours.

22) The prison .................. where the terrorist was put was so small that the solicitor couldn’t
believe eyes.
23) The FBI is ...................... the President’s assasination but I don’t think they will be able to
find out murderer.

24) A ........................ is a person who steals things from people’s pockets or handbags in public
places.

25) A THY aircraft was ..................... on its way to Italy and all the passangers were taken
hostage.

26) In the past, they used to ................... foreign cigarettes into Turkey. However, today they are
being everywhere legally.

27) A drug .................. buys and sells drugs illegally.

28) James Bond is well-known ...................... .

29) The police arrested the ..................... who had deliberately broken the windowa of a shop in
Tunalı Hilmi Street.

30) He is a ....................... because he has betrayed his country by selling the top secrets of the
government to the enemy.

31) The security locks prevented the burglars from ..................... into the house.

32) The autopsy provided us with the ................. that she had been strangled.

33) He has ben released from the prison but he will be on .................. for a year.

34) A .................... is a person who commits an illegal action.


TOPIC AREA: MONEY

Fill each space in the following sentences with ONE appropriate word from the list below.

withdraw current
make/earn hard
overcharged shares
broke stock
invests overdrawn
cash piggybanks
well statements
loan

1) I’m afraid I have no money at all. I’m completely ..................... .

2) For regular everyday use most people prefer a ................. account.

3) A deposit account earns interest but it’s not easy to ..................... your money.

4) He .................... his money in farming but I don’t think he’ll ever be successful.

5) My old car has broken down and it can’t be repaired. Therefore, I’ll get a ................... from
Akbank to buy a new one.

6) If you .................... a cheque, you exchange it at a bank for the amount of money that it is
worth.

7) Prices have risen sharply on the .................. Market.

8) When you are setting up your own household, you may be ............... up for a while.

9) ......................... are used by children to save money in.

10) She’s quite ...............off so she can buy whatever she wants.

11) ,Pamukbank sends me a monthly which lists all the sums of money that I have paid in or
taken out.

12) So as to ..................... a living, he has been working in Germany for ten years.

13) Don’t you think the salesman .................. you for this vase? You shouldn’t have bought it.

14) A week ago the company’s ........................ jumped from 1000 TL to 2000 TL.

15) I have spent more money than I have in my account so my bank account is ...................... .