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UNIT 7 PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH UPSTREAM B2

EXERCISES
1. Cross out the odd word. Which group of goods do the rest of the words belong to?

1. hammer, screwdriver, bracelet, drill ___hardware_________


2. table, book, chair, dresser ____________________
3. ring, earrings, necklace, dress ____________________
4. screwdriver, bread, meat, pasta ____________________
5. washing powder, bleach, flowers, furniture polish ____________________
6. towel, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste ____________________
7. pen, envelopes, paper, ribbons ____________________
8. jumper, umbrella, coat, shirt ____________________
9. lipstick, CD player, cooker, fridge ____________________

2. Rewrite the sentences using causative form.


1. His car is serviced twice a year.
_He has his car serviced twice a year.____________________________
2. Her jacket is being dry cleaned at the moment.
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3. Their new gas fire was installed last month.
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4. My mobile phone was stolen last night.
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5. The doctor checked his blood pressure.
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6. Did a professional decorate their house for them?
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7. Someone is going to paint our house tomorrow.
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8. We are installing central heating this winter.
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9. The hairdresser cut my hair this morning.
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10. They will deliver our furniture on Friday.
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11. The plumber is fixing the sink in the kitchen.
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3. Rewrite the sentences into DIRECT SPEECH.


1. He said that he would call me the next day.
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2. She said that she could speak Italian.
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3. He said that he needed to go to the supermarket later that day.
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4. She said that she had seen that film the previous week.
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5. He asked if I would give him a lift to work.
UNIT 7 PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH UPSTREAM B2

4. Complete the PHRASAL VERBS.


1. I have promised to look ………………….. my neighbour’s cat while she is on holiday.
2. The police let him ……………….., with a warning.
3. They looked …………….. him because he wasn’t interested in poetry.
4. Don’t rely on Larry, he’ll only let you ……………. .
5. Mary hired a private detective to look ……………….. her husband’s disappearance.
6. She let …………. A loud scream when the mouse ran over her foot.
7. Mary had to let ……………… her skirt because she’d gained weight.
8. After the earthquake, we had an engineer look ………………. The building to make sure that there was no
serious damage.

5. Thick the correct prepositions then form sentences using the phrases.

of to with from in
proud
dedicated
object
part
protect
take
pride
occur
delighted
pleased

6. Complete the sentences with the correct word from the list.

delighted, conservative, dedicated, bear, woven, budget, imported, ambitious, sentimental, genuinely

1. Unfortunately, I can’t afford it because I’m on a tight ………………………. .


2. This ring might not be expensive, but it’s of great …………………………. value to me.
3. He’s determined to succeed because he’s a very …………………… man.
4. Tony is really ……………………. to his career.
5. Please …………………. in mind that the shops will be closed on Sunday.
6. Sally was ………………………….. with the bouquet of flowers she received.
7. Anita was ……………. Surprised when she won first prize.
8. He bought a colourful ……………………. Rug at the flea market.
9. He’s very ………………. Person who doesn’t like new ideas at all.
10. She couldn’t find what she wanted here, so she had to have it specially …………… .

7. Replace the adjectives in bold with their opposites.


1. That was one of the most interesting films I have ever seen. ………………………………..
2. We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. ……………………..
3. This restaurant is great, if you like international cuisine. ………………………..
4. I think her new dress looks dreadful. ……………………………..
5. She always buys cheap clothes. ……………………………..
6. This dish takes half an hour to cook if you use frozen vegetables. …………………………..
7. My husband prefers antique furniture. ………………………..
8. My trousers are too loose. ………………………………….