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Vocabulary
1 Complete the second sentence in each pair to show that you understand the meaning of the words in bold.
1. Sam inherited a lot of money. That’s why he ........................................
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2. Do you want to go to the lecture tonight? I’ve heard that ......................
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3. She wanted my feedback, so I ..............................................................
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4. My friend’s parents spoil her. She ..........................................................
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5. Pam cheated in the exam. She’s lucky ..................................................
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6. I’m not creative. I don’t take after ..........................................................
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7. She’s determined to do it. Nothing ........................................................
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8. What an accomplishment! You should be ............................................
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2 Complete the sentences with a suitable phrase or expression.


1. It’s not necessary to ……………………………… . The universities in our country are excellent.
2. Let’s ……………………………… a cooking course.
3. She’s planning to ……………………………… in economics. It will take four years.
4. It’s impossible to ……………………………… of my parents. They want me to excel in everything.
5. You have until next week to pay your ……………………………… . Otherwise, you won’t be able to study here.
6. I didn’t understand them because they were speaking a ……………………………… .

3 Complete the sentences with a suitable phrase. Then complete the second sentence so that
it logically follows the first one.
look up to • hand in • depend on • bring up
1. Trust me. You can …………………… him. He will …………………… be there for you.
2. My parents didn’t …………………… me …………………… . I lived with my …………………… .
3. A lot of teenagers …………………… athletes. They think they’re very …………………… .
4. The examination is over. Please …………………… your …………………… .

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4 Complete the passage by adding a suitable suffix to the words in brackets.

Private Schools

The 1. …………………… (education) curriculum in many private schools is 2. ……………………


(impress). These schools offer 3. …………………… (demand) courses that are
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…………………… (suit) for students who are 5. …………………… (determine) to excel.
However, people are becoming 6. …………………… (concern) that 7. …………………… (attend)
at these schools is only for those who have a lot of money. They feel that children who are
capable of achieving the same 8. …………………… (accomplish) are not being given the
chance if they don’t come from a good 9. …………………… (finance) background. Many people
are now insisting on equality in education, but it’s 10. …………………… (doubt) if this will
happen everywhere.

5 Complete the passage with the correct form of a suitable word or expression below.
live up to the expectations • determined • encourage • educational • worthless
assessment • suitable • disobey • allow • tuition fees • generosity
A Chance of a Lifetime

Ryan Williams was a troubled 14 year old when his mother, Jacqui, was approached by a
television company which 1. ……………………………… her to 2. ………………………………
her son to take part in a television series called Second Chance. Ryan’s school in South
London had threatened to expel him after he had continually 3. ………………………………
his teachers. He was described as “rude, disruptive and unmanageable”. Many teachers
felt that he was 4. ……………………………… . Second Chance seemed to be Ryan’s last
chance. 5. ……………………………… psychologists interviewed Ryan to see if he was a
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……………………………… candidate to study at one of Britain’s top schools. Their
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……………………………… of him was positive and he was chosen to attend the exclusive
Downside Catholic boarding school. A television company called Pepper Productions
agreed to pay his 8. ……………………………… . Ryan excelled and a year later came in
top of his class in Latin and biology and was a leading member of the school rugby team.
His school report put him in the top third of pupils at the school. He proved that he could
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……………………………… of Second Chance. Ryan said that he felt amazed and
grateful for the 10. ……………………………… of everyone in Second Chance. He said
he was 11. ……………………………… to get a good education and a good job.

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Grammar
1 Complete the sentences with a suitable verb. Use a simple or continuous perfect tense.
1. There will be good skiing at the weekend. It …………………… for days.
2. We …………………… for over an hour when we realised we were going in the wrong direction.
3. I can see you don’t understand. Obviously you …………………… to anything I’ve said all morning.
4. They are very worried. They …………………… from their son since he arrived in South America.
5. It’s too bad you didn’t arrive a few minutes earlier. Jean …………………… just …………………… the office.
6. By the time the shop opened, they …………………… in the queue for over an hour.

2 Complete the mini-dialogues with the verbs in brackets. Use the Perfect Simple or Continuous tenses.
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1. A: ……………………………… you ……………………………… (speak) to your boyfriend since you broke up.
B: No. And I 2. ……………………………… (try) not to think about him.
2. A: Come and see my sister. She 3. ……………………………… just ……………………………… (return) from her
trip to China.
B: How long 4. ……………………………… she ……………………………… (travel)?
A: Almost a year. And until yesterday, we 5. ……………………………… (not see) each other.
3. A: My flight was delayed twice. By the time I got home, I 6. ……………………………… (be) awake for 48 hours.
B: Sounds exhausting! That 7. ……………………………… never ……………………………… (happen) to me
before.
4. A: It’s ten o’clock. We 8. ……………………………… (wait) for the bus for over an hour.
B: Obviously, you 9. ……………………………… (not hear) that there’s a bus strike this week.

3 Rewrite the sentences with the words in brackets. Use a suitable perfect tense.
Do not change the original meaning.
1. We spoke to Ellen a few minutes ago. (just)
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2. We met each other when we were children. (known)
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3. They started out six hours ago. (driving)
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4. Everyone arrived at the meeting. Then we told them the news. (after)
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5. We went home after 24 hours of work. (working)
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4 Complete the sentences with a logical continuation. Pay attention to the verbs in bold.
1. She has just left the room. Perhaps she ...............................................
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2. They have been practicing really hard. I’m sure .................................
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3. We had been driving for hours when ...................................................
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4. I hadn’t realised they were brothers until .............................................
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5 Complete the sentences with a logical continuation. Use the Perfect Simple or Continuous tenses.
1. What’s it like in Japan? I .........................................................................
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2. I finally found a job. I ...............................................................................
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3. I’m going to the doctor today. I ................................................................
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4. This will be their first time abroad. They .................................................
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5. The house was empty when we got home. Everyone ............................
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6. We complained to the manager of the restaurant after we .....................
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