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What is it that makes us like certain people more than others?

A new study issued today by the Institute of Psychology sheds some light on the features considered (0) ___important___ (importance) in deciding whom to like and whom not to like. One of the (1) _______________ (decision) factors appears to be the question of whether the person is (2) _______________ (rely). We generally need predictability in other people and this is closely followed by two other features: having a (3) _______________ (logic) mind and being (4) _______________ (tolerate). Not surprisingly, the study also reveals that the least (5) _______________ (like) people are those who are (6) _______________ (mood) and hard to please. But what may come as a surprise, we tend to be (7) _______________ (sympathy) towards weak, erring individuals rather than strong-minded people. The need to help and protect others may well be one of the deepest and most (8) _______________ (mystery) factors, in choosing a friend. C Complete the sentences with one word in each gap. 0 If you dont remember her telephone number, you can look it ______up_______ in the yellow pages. 1 2 3 4 5 Why are you always getting _______________ me? This time its not my fault. I _______________ forward to seeing you in Paris again. Fasten your seat belts, please. The plane is going to _______________ off in a minute. I have never been able to _______________ on with my sister. We are just too different. I cant _______________ up with that noise any more! Ill go and ask them to turn the radio down. 6 We can get _______________ with one room at the moment, but well need a bigger flat when the baby is born. 7 Tom checked _______________ at the Eaton Hotel at 10 a.m. and went out to do some sightseeing. 0 1 2 3 4 They need more money for the preservation of ___historic____ buildings and monuments. A s_______________ person cares only about himself/herself, and not about other people. L__________________ citizens always obey the law. A c_______________ person is not very willing to accept changes or new ideas. You are already 18 years old, but your behaviour is so c_______________! Try to act more mature. 5 6 7 Mark is highly s_______________ of Anns intentions. I guess he doesnt trust her any more. Try to find some good points about her essay first. She is very s_______________ to criticism. Look how awfully c_______________ they are! Its supposed to be a friendly match, but they look like they are trying to kill each other.

leg / thumbs / pie / ice 0 Robert has dropped a glass. He is very clumsy. He is all thumbs.____________________________________ 1 I wouldnt do it if I were you. You are in a very dangerous position. __________________________________________________ 2 Dont believe her. She is joking. __________________________________________________ 3 I know now that what I did yesterday was awful. Ill have to apologise for everything. __________________________________________________

D Complete the sentences with appropriate words. Use only one word in each gap. The first letter of each word is provided. 0 1 What I said was not really funny, but all the girls started _____giggling_____. In the first words of his speech, the President e________________ his concern about the people made homeless by floods. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kate b________________ out laughing when she saw Tom trying to imitate a monkey. It took me a while to calm Jane down but finally she started to talk s______ . Nobody was answering the bell so I left a message and headed b______ to the station. The steps were so slippery that I had to c________________ to the handrail. Did I t________________ you the joke about the frog going on holiday? Joes life in kindergarten wasnt easy because some older boys were giving him a h______ time. When my grandmother was sixty, she felt much too young to be put out to g________________ . She wanted to carry on working. 9 Toms voice started to t________________ as if he wanted to cry.

E Match the multi-part verbs with their definitions. 0 1 2 3 give up crack up turn off make up a) b) c) d) to invent to claim or pretend to stop paying attention or taking interest to choose, enjoy something

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go off dress up make out put on go in for language.

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to adopt, e.g. a different voice or accent to stop doing something to wear someone elses clothes to stop liking something to break out into laughter0 I was shocked by their bad

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They werent very enthusiastic __________ the new job. My shirt is similar __________ yours. Ive been very busy __________ my work. Walid was disappointed __________ the results. Are you interested __________ gardening? Thanks, thats very kind __________ you. I was very pleased __________ my new car. Are they responsible __________ this mess? My teachers are very proud __________ me. What are you unhappy __________? Correct the mistakes in these multi-part verbs. She used to dress in up as a clown. Sally loves doing accents. She goes in to __________ imitating real people, usually her relatives.

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My older brother always gets onto __________ trouble with his teachers. My uncle used to make out __________ exciting stories about his time as a policeman. Danny told a joke about a monkey and the audience cracked about __________. Kathy is very ambitious and Im sure she will get off __________. Johnny is a good actor. He can put off __________ many different accents. She used to like the Pet Shop Boys but shes gone away __________ them now. He used to be very thin but hes put in __________ 5 kilos in the past year. He used to be very funny but I am turned in __________ by his jokes about foreigners. He fell up __________ and hurt his head.