CHECK YOUR VOCABULARY

FOR

NATURAL ENGLISH COLLOCATIONS
by
Jon Marks Alison Wooder

A & C Black • London

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Using appropriate collocations can make a significant difference to the grades achieved in the writing and speaking modules of those exams. For example. Using the correct collocations will make your English sound more natural. and more like a native speaker's English. It is better to complete one or two pages in a day. rather than completing as many pages as possible. providing pronunciation guides and more contexts. How can the book be used? The collocations are arranged by topic. This book may be of particular use to candidates preparing for exams such as IELTSand the Cambridge First Certificate. . Choose the topics that interest you. There is also a subject index to help you find the pages which are most useful to you. Advanced and Proficiency examinations. Write new collocations you learn in a notebook or file. and there is no need to complete all the pages if some are on topics which are not useful to you. The pages do not have to be completed in any particular order. The answers to the exercises can be found at the back of the book. and remember the vocabulary. A good general dictionary will be very helpful.I ntrod uction What are collocations? Collocations are groups of words which often go together. take a photograph is usual. while make a photograph and do a photograph are highly unusual (there's another one . Review this language regularly so that it becomes part of your active vocabulary.highly unusual rather than greatly unusual or strongly unusua~.

56. 20. 25. 4. 11 . 22. 18. 80. 9. 32. months and seasons Beginning and ending 14. 67. 63. 7. TV and radio Theatre Music and dance Art and artists Writing and Books Sport 1 Sport 2 Nature and the environment Animals and birds 41. 65. 19. 54. Agriculture The weather Crime Punishment Journalism and the News Politics Disasters Fire Water Light Sleep Tastes and smells Gestures Movement Speed Sounds Shouts.+J +J ~ c (]) Contents Unit 1. 70. 30. 28. 35. 59. 60. 21. 8. 26. 51. 23. 68. 50. 47. 38. 16. 12. 76. 24. 27. 74. 6. 13. 17. 77. . 69. 52. 31. 75. 37. 40. 55. 3. 57. 36. 29. 44. 15. 78. 33. cries and whispers Speaking Truth and lies Likes and dislikes Moods and feelings Ideas and intelligence Knowledge and ignorance Memory and forgetfulness Certainty and uncertainty Choices and decisions Agreeing and disagreeing Opinions Meetings and arrangements Working together Success Failure Luck. 0 U C Everyday activities Physical appearance Food and drink 1 Food and drink 2 Health and sickness Getting around Directions Public transport Flying Driving Holidays Families Friends and colleagues Love and marriage Youth and Age Education Houses and housing Housework Shopping Clothes and fashion Work 1 Work 2 Business Money 1 Money 2 Numbers and Statistics Bureaucracy Science and Technology Computers Telephones Leisure Films. 43. 58. 39. chance and opportunity Problems and solutions Similarity and difference Cause and effect Changes Time Days. 62. 79. 42. 34. 73. 71. 48. 66. 46. 72. 64. 45. 5. 49. 10. 2. 53. 61.

30. Sue is talking about her typical morning. Oh no! I've just realised I did a terrible mistake! 22. Steve couldn't break / end the habit of lighting a cigarette after dinner. "My typical morning starts quite early. I usually leave / depart B. so I suppose it's business as usual/normal. Then I have / 9. You're back from holiday now. My alarm clock sounds / goes off bed / from my bed I do / make use 12 7 2 1 at 6.1. because I don't like getting / making ready in a hurry. I usually pull the curtains as soon as it goes dark. . 25.15. Everyday activities A. Then I do / make 15 the bed and do / make 14 the washing up. the usual/normal thing. Where did you get your hairs cut? 21. then I get out of 3 and walk / go 8 4 downstairs in my dressing gown. Choose the right word. Could you answer the door knocking? I'm in the middle of something. 26. 27. I began / got into the habit of drinking too much coffee when I went to Italy. Choose the right verb to complete the collocations. usual/regular as clockwork. I sometimes the front page of the 15 my email and look at / watch newspaper. 24. A: How was the weekend? B: Oh. 20. 18. Then I get clothed / dressed 11 order / comb control/check 17 my make-up. 19. I never see / watch the house by 8. 28. If I've got time. My husband wakes up at six o'clock. What did you have as lunch today? C. " TV in the morning. That's typical for you! You always have to have the last word! 23. Correct these sentences. a shower and clean / wash 10 my teeth. Nothing special/uncommon. 6 5 a cup of tea and have / eat my hair and wear / put on 13 some breakfast.

13. made a strong impression on all the women in the office. 8. doesn't suit me 12. He was wearing / using sunglasses and wearing / carrying an umbrella. in fashion 11. 17. it will be difficult for him to adopt / take a disguise. 6. I don't really like this shirt . 5. lose his hair. B. His scruffy / disorganised clothes and badly-cut hair didn't make / do a very good impression on his boss. I don't usually spend much time putting / doing my make-up -I just put on / paint with a bit of lipstick and eyeliner. 3. Simon is nearly fifty but he's ageing well . good face already. Liz always looks / appears good . Paul's clothes are really a. boyish good looks c. Choose the best answer.she has great dress / clothes sense. straight hair / oily skin / narrow shoulders / even teeth / skin hair shoulders teeth 2 . go bald C. As the suspect has very distinctive features / facial parts. out of fashion _ b. Which of these alternatives is not 10. 1.it a. be hairless b.he doesn't look his years / age at all. 4. c. b. striking good looks a natural-sounding _ collocation? c. Physical appearance A. of average / middle height and with a full / complete beard. 2.2. doesn't fit me c. He's only in his twenties but he's starting to a. 7. James' a. He noticed that his hair was changing to / going grey. 16. 15. What's the opposite of these expressions? Choose from these adjectives: crooked dry broad curly 14. full of fashion b. You look great! Have you lost fat / weight? 9. The police are looking for a man in / of his early twenties. doesn't accommodate me.

knife and salt and fruit and bread and cup and fish and KORF ERPPEP SAVETGEEBL TRUBET CUASRE PSCH I 3 . dieting strictly c.3. Would you like a. The smell of a. main helping c. brown c. a light meal 2. mashed potatoes coffee woke me up this morning. main meal 7. Complete these two-word expressions using the jumbled letters. well done b. ? 6. on a strict diet 11. Choose the correct words to complete the collocations. 14. smashed potatoes 8. a hot curry 4. He's so he won't eat this cream sauce. ask for the bill _ c. empty a bottle 10. raise our glasses c. but they've served it a. 13. main course b. a. lift up our glasses b. sparkling mineral water 5. freshly-powdered 9. fresh bread 3. 16. 18. If you've finished eating. shall we a. having a strict diet b. b. The menu looks good. Oh no! I ordered my steak rare. minced potatoes c. What's the opposite of these expressions? Choose from 1 these adjectives: stale 1. 15. ask for the addition ? b. 17. freshly-cut or chips with your steak? b. well-cooked 12. get our account C. dry wine sweet heavy a _______ a _______ _______ mild still meal bread curry mineral water wine B. freshly-ground c. Food and drink A. Let's and drink a toast to the happy couple! a. What are you going to order for your a.

speed / health / junk / fast food 4 . Which is not a natural collocation? 15. sir. B. unless service is already included / counted on the bill. 7. 2. please? 6. I'm afraid we're fully booked / reserved today.4. with compliments of the management owners. a three-course / evening / midday / night meal 17. Are there any vegetarian dishes on / in the menu? 3. I usually leave / give about 15% as a tip. These starters are on / from the house. 10. 12. 1. Can I take your ? of the day? ? Would you like to see the menu or will you have the What are you going to have for your first Enjoy your Shall we grab a Would you like a second _ to eat before the movie? of dessert? C. It's nice to get a bit of house / home cooking again after all that convenient / convenience food. Table for four? No. a hearty / good / strong / healthy appetite 16. This meat is unfit / inappropriate for human consumption. Unless you have a reserve / reservation. bite dish meal tip order course helping 9. a huge / hearty / compulsive / messy eater 18. Choose the most suitable word from the box. sorry. madam. a regional speciality / plate / dish 19. 5. / 4. Choose the correct word. Whenever I eat out / away. I'll bring / show you to your table. sir. 13. vvaitert Could we have a bottle of the house / restaurant wine. 14. 8. Food and drink 2 A. 11. This way / direction please.

She's in great shape and she 11. 1. a nasty accident falling off a ladder last week. She 8. 13. a mild illness / a 4. I've got a splitting __ ' 2. and I don't seem to be better. Health A. a high temperature / a 5. I've been _______ of get. I'll just put this thermometer under your tongue and 7. some time off work because 1 an operation on my C. This is a highly-infectious __ ' 4. Do you often 9. a slight pain / 2. a slight fever / a fever and sickness of these expressions? Choose from these minor high pain injuries illness severe low temperature B. What's the opposite adjectives: serious 1. Complete these sentences using the correct form 6. You seem to be in very good __ ' 6. your temperature now. in shape for running the 10.5. Complete the crossword. The patient has made a full __ . 5 . serious injuries / 3. out of breath when you exercise? these pills for three weeks now. take or have. It's important to have a balanced __ ' 5. your blood pressure. Pleaseroll up your sleeve so that I can 12. I had to knee. I've been going to the gym recently because I'm trying to marathon next spring. a baby just two months ago. Help! Somebody call an __ ' 3.

8.6. They decided to go away . I've packed / filled my bags and I'm all ready to move / go! The journey takes / needs around two and half hours. a look at the map. 14. I was already on road / my way to the station when you called. The last section / leg of the journey was the most difficult. go on a travel/an excursion / a day trip / a cruise 3. At the very latest. 6 . 19. 15.. d. B. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? on / set off on a journey 2. Getting 1.. It's very easy to get around / travel the city without a car. b.. 9. we need to be on .. as we had to go by donkey. c. It's handy when you're on the move / moving. a. Choose the most natural-sounding 7.. word or phrase. travel on a train / tram / taxi / boat 6.. The band are going to be on / in tour in June and July. ride a bike / horse / car / camel. My brother bought me an MP3 player. 20. A: When are you setting off on your travels / travel? B: I'm off / gone tomorrow. public transport. C.. 18. for the weekend. e. the road by nine o'clock. 11. 13. I think we need to have . a seasoned / holiday / commercial/business traveller 4. The transport / transportation connections are very good. 16. 17.. an hour to get to the station. but it costs a bit more. It only takes . travel/go around A.. 12. 10.. Match the two parts of the sentences. travel by sea / by rail/by foot / by land 5. A: Are we there yet / here yet? B: It's not far / near now! You can fly non-stop / without stops to China if you want. It would be better to go by .

We've been there and here. 9.just keep going straight on. Could you tell me the way to the station. 12. a. Good to see you about and out. up and down in the last two weeks. B. Right then. _ I told him where to go. I've a. and you'll see the sign. taken a wrong turning b. Which of these expressions is not possible to complete in the park. lost my bearings 16. b.7. _ We didn't have a map. mistaken our path 7 . Right then. b. Upwards and onwards. He's travelled far and wide. We've been here and there. I'm sure he'II a. a long way . 10. Where are we. but he set off in the opposite C. He has travelled a. b. in the back of beyond a couple a miles back. He's travelled wide and far. a. 7. because of the wind. . and I always get lost in new cities. I don't have a very good sense of these collocations. She keeps flying fro and to. Good to see you out and about. anyway? We seem to be a. Onwards and upwards. 8. so we had to stop the car to ask for You're going in the right Just look at your hair! It's going in all Could you give me If you follow my . b. great distances c. please? b. lost my way c. in the middle of nowhere c. I think we might have a. side to side 14. b. return homewards 17. b. Don't worry about your dog. you'll have no problem finding the place. at the end of the world 18. Directions A. Which of these two versions sounds more natural? a. while I'm driving? I've no idea how to get there. The dog was running a. b. lost myself _ c. make his own way back _ c. b. find his way home b. far distances 15.Direction or Directions? Choose the right word to complete 6. She keeps flying to and fro. 11. 2 3 4 5 a. round and round the sentence? 13. a. gone the wrong way c. Excuseme.

pay the fare the train at Birmingham. rough _ b. flat 8 . I caught the last / final train back. 3. I a. It's a good thing I didn't lose / miss it. To arrive in / get to Cardiff. Choose the most natural-sounding words. The fast / quick trains from Edinburgh don't visit / stop at this station. gets into _ c. get the 16. 4. B. arrives in d. Which is not natural English? 9. arrives at 10. hailed 15. got into bus to work b. b. I came out of the station and a. entered c. It's sometimes cheaper to travel a. boarded d. boarded d. hail a c. go by d. I'll be at / on platform 3. c. gets to London at 10. Tickets can purchased from any station ticket office / window or can be booked / paid online at wwww. buy a ticket c. I love travelling a. by rail 14. I usually a.com. b. on the rails b. The sea was very a. take a the ferry. 2. on board d. 6. outside the rush hour 11. 1. by train a taxi. The train a. Pub lie t ran s port A. got on c. took c. Everybody who travels by train has to a. aboard c. I hope it isn't a rough journey / crossing.35 b. pay the ticket 12. We had a meal a. non-rush hour _ c. joined 13. you have to move to another train / change at Bristol. 7. It's usual to pay a taxi fare / bill at the end of the journey / ride. I'll meet you at / in the station. on _ b. got e. catch a e. 8. off-peak b. calm b.southernrail. The ferry leaves the ferry terminal/station at 6am. in 17. You can save money if you book your seat / chair more than seven days early / in advance.8. 5.

not your goingout / outbound flight.. Are there any left / abandoned luggage lockers in this airport? stop between flights. long-haul / small-haul/transatlantic go through / 3 hour flight customs / security / dutyfree / immigration get on / board / embark a plane flight deck / number / control/attendant baggage handler / allowance / suitcase / reclaim C. You'll receive a friendly welcome from our cabin . She told him the estimated time of . sir.... 18.. The politician chartered . d. b. 12.. 7. 6. Please remain / keep seated and do not take your luggage from the overhead hascome to a total stop / complete standstill. c. It took us half an hour to go through security / be security checked. lockers until the aircraft so please remain in your seats with the 8.. a. 11. These are the wrong tickets. local 4. a private plane.9. These are the tickets for your homecoming / return flight. B. Pleaseobserve / mark the no-smoking signs at all times. I've got a twenty-four-hour stopover / 5. 16. 1. lounge. Choosethe most natural-sounding words. Flying A. 10. airline. and we get in / come down at four in the afternoon. I'm afraid your flight has been delayed / retarded because of technical difficulties / technology problems. crew. 17. 2.. Match the two parts of the sentences. 15. 14. arrival.. It's a low-cost . We are currently experiencing / suffering some turbulence seatbelts fastened / clipped. Let's go and wait in the departure .. e. 13. We take oft / go up at seven in the morning time / hours. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 9. 9 . 3.

Someone for a drive? more than 200 kilometres per me directions to get to the station but I think I must have made a mistake. 18. 3. 4. It's a lovely day. 15. Nice car! How many kilometres does it 9. to the litre? a parking ticket and I was only there for five minutes! me a lift? 8. Which of these expressions is not 1. especially in the rush hour. The road works / workings are likely to cause serious / severe delays on this road. 20. give or do.10. Steve's quite easy-going most of the time but he's a maniac when he starts steering / gets behind the wheel. Complete these sentences using go. The police say he was hour. Choose the most natural-sounding collocations are in bold type. answer to complete these sentences. 14. I'm so late. Do not distract the driver while the vehicle is in / at motion. Let's drive / pull into a lay-by in a minute and have a picnic. I'm so annoyed -I've just been 10. a reckless / clever / careful/back go for a drive / a ride / a lift heavy / stuck in / light / enormous traffic change gear / a wheel/your speed a natural collocation? seat driver B. Do you want to 7. Don't use your mobile while you're driving or you'll have / make an accident! 16. There was a six-mile tailback / a tailback of six miles on the motorway due to a pile-up earlier in the day. A warning light will come on if you don't fasten / connect your seat belt. 17. He lost his licence for speeding. Sorry. 19. 5. 10 . Don't forget to fill up before you go . We were held / stuck in traffic coming into town. It's a drive of two hours / a two-hour drive to get to Jo's house. Other 11. If you're going to be driving past the station could you C. 12. 2. Driving A. 13.you don't want to run out of / finish the petrol on the back roads. 6.

a fashionable / seaside / city / ski resort 8. Sara 11 . Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? C.. c.. e. d. I'm taking . 5.) to complete the postcard. self-catering accommodation this year. Jay ant! Ifee[ fiR. 3.... a. 6. We decided to stay in . b. Choose a verb from the box necessary. a holiday / single / double / family room 9.. two weeks off work. We're going on .. a city break to Paris next weekend. We 15 the apartment on tfie internet ant! we're rea[(y pleased witli it. a fun-packed / nightmare / package / dependent holiday Complete these two-word letters 10.! just ____________ 17 on tfie 6eacli ant! 18 a tan. 4. suntan cream if you're going to sit on the beach all day. We're ___________ 14 a sliort 6reafton tfie coast. B. (Change the verb form where get send have book I take Dear Pete... It's much cheaper to go in . 11. Holidays A.11 . the low season. a family-run / luxury / four-star / guest hotel 7. bedand lakes and bucket and expressions using the jumbled __ __ __ KBRSAETFA STMOAINUIN DESPA D. Jay lias 19 tots of I tliouglit I'd 13 pictures. We're not 16 mucli siglitseeing. do sit you a postcard of tfie place wfiere we are stayinq. 2. 12. We'{{ sliow you tfiem a{{ when we get 6acftliome! See you soon.. You should put on . Match the two parts of the sentences 1.

12. I went to see my dad and mum. his next of kin / closest relation . I now pronounce you wife and man. 15. 10 a. It goes / runs in the family. 11 a. mother to worry about B. They decided not to a family until they had enough money to buy a house. after all. We need to notify It's natural for a waiting / an expectant 5. 3.he takes / gets it from his mother. They are brother and sister.. family with curly hair. a. after all. 6. 17. 12 a. 18. They are sister and brother. 16. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. I told all my friends and relations. It's very hard to a family on a single income. b. He is my own blood and flesh. her unborn child. C. 13 a. 8. b. Change the form of the verb where necessary. b. instead of at hospital. I told all my relations and friends. musician . I now pronounce you man and wife. 12 . start bring have raise give 14. I went to see my mum and dad. Which of these two versions sounds more natural? 9. He is my own flesh and blood. b. 1. b. parents. in the film industry. Jenny comes from a large / big family There's no one in my near / immediate He's a talented answers? but I'm a single / an only child. 2. Jody is a spoilt / ruined child with over-protective I've got a distant relative / far relation who works They've all got red hair. Claire's going to a baby in early March. 7. I'm used to being around animals -I was up on a farm. 4. Linda decided she wanted to birth at home. Which are the most natural-sounding Other collocations are in bold type. I'm afraid Mr Harris is critically ill. Families A.

13.we've known each other for years. 14. circle of friends. Which is the most natural-sounding answer? 12. Theyused to get on well together but now things have turned 7. Overthe years the two women has developed 6. 17. They'vedeveloped a very sour warm long close places. We go back a way . Everyone was really nice towards me. 13. Although they're divorced they remain on friendly terms / words / relations. There was a bit of a bad / an unwelcome / a strained atmosphere in the office after she fell out with him. I don't know what the argument was about but they're not on speaking conditions / relations / terms anymore. She'salways found it easy to find / make / form friends. C.he's more of a work / casual/formal acquaintance. They met on a train and started / struck up / began a friendship. Keep on touch! Don't be a stranger! 10. 3. B. 9.Correctthese sentences. Shegave us a very 4. between them. Hehasfriends in 2. he has a great social activity / circle / life. 13 . strong high 1. Although Dave doesn't enjoy his job much. Choosethe most suitable adjective from the box. 19. 18. Friends A. Is he a friend of you? 11. I think we need to do something to improve relations / friendship / cordiality between the two departments. Come in! Welcome! Make you at home! 8. and friendly welcome. Charlie has a 5. bonds of friendship. wide and colleagues relationship after all these years of working together. 15. 16. He's not really a friend .

14. Pat 9 couple B. I just don't want to get involved / go with anyone at the moment. A: Are they a couple / pair? B: No. It's a shame you couldn't make it to Steve and Jane's wedding on Saturday. 14 . They had a lovely day for it. 19. . 14. 21. 15. 16. It's a summer romance / love story. They met at a friend's house and it was love at the first sight / first sight. but as far as I know she always been faithful to /with 17. C. now -lucky things! Anyway. here's a few photos I took of the happy / merry All the best. It looked very pretty in all the marriage / wedding 2 photographs. but I know it won't last. him. 13. It's just one of those things. They had / did 1 the wedding in a nice little church in a village near Jane's parents' house. Hi Emma! Thanks for your email. The groom looked a bit nervous. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? wedding cake / anniversary / bride / day puppy / marriage / cupboard / unrequited love life / affair / tale / story a double / blind / love / first date love 18. He accused her of making / having an affair. It's too soon since I broke up with / split from my long-term boyfriend. The food was nice and everything went off really well. They've gone off on their wedding trip / honeymoon 8 to the West Indies for a couple of weeks. Choose the correct words to complete the email. 11. I think they're only / just good friends. He's never shown much interest in the other / opposite sex. Which is the most natural-sounding answer? 10. They've been going out / girlfriend and boyfriend together for six months now. but they are both obviously crazily / madly 3 in love! The wedding reception / party 4 was held / made 5 in a big hotel down the road and we all toasted / drank 6 the newly-weds and the bride's father made / did 7 a speech. 20. 12. Love and marriage A. it's always been a platonic relationship / friendship. Even though they're strongly / highly attracted to each other.

b. a. Therewere lots of people at the concert. in their fifties d. five years aged 3. d. 16.When I was a. your same age c. have 2.15. aged like you I was already married. around fifties c. b. Choosethe most suitable adjective from the box. My wife's going to a. 9. 1. the age of you d. in the age eighty three. age of six. Shewrote the book a. natural new-born ripe prime I He lived to the I left the country at the She's a strong believer in old age of ninety seven. childbirth. Youth and Age A. He'sninety five. seem so old. 13. your age 6. gain c. at the age of fifty b. You're not old at all . of the age d. seem his age b.you're in your They don't get much sleep because they have a baby. look his age c.Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 8. I've got some great news. Most of the people in the club were _ a. a. five year old a baby! c. Choosethe right word. 15 . 10. I've got a daughter. but he doesn't _ a. under twenty years c. in teenage 5. do b. in their fifty something 7. at the age of c. 15. in their teens b. happy / early / content / second childhood age group / limit / section / restriction only / spoilt / naughty / new child child / middle / old / retirement age C. 11. make d. aged five years d. I tender 12. by an age of 4. in their teenagers d. 14. five years old b. look like it B.

so I'd better get on with some work. Joanna's doing / making research into the environmental impact of global warming. 11. Change the form necessary. My daughter's five and she's just 2. get / take / do / read a degree. 14. Dave is 5. My exams are coming up and I've got a lot of revision to do / make. before going to B. I'm going to management. 3. I've got an essay to hand in / give over on Monday morning. Choose the right word or phrase. C. 7. 13. 20. Research has been conducted / performed into the hazards of working in a noisy environment. My son's just 6. 15. 8. a gap-year. He's reading / learning English Literature. I'm taking / studying evening classes in Computer Science. 19.16. Harry's decided to university next year. a place at university. His parents decided to school. Tony dropped out of / left the university and started work as a builder. 9. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. send study get take do of the verb where start school. 12. a course on financial him to boarding - 4. pass / take / lose / fail/do an exam private / further / lower / higher education 16 . 10. 1. A recent study has been done / made to investigate the beneficial effects of tea. Education A. 17. to be an engineer. take / have / study / go to lessons do / read / study / make a subject at university. Gary's in / at university in Manchester. 18. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 16. I can't decide whether to do / make Spanish or French next year.

c. a run-down building with plenty of space for all the family. an out of condition d. available c. hired out his flat through an agency.My daughter is living in the university a. food and housing d. fullyb. d. tenanted to rent for the next nine months. rent d. short-term c. Thisflat is only available for a a. place of lodging d.17. three-levelled B. small d. While he was working abroad. hostel of residents 6. a sick 10. detached let. 12. so I'll give you my new address. halls of residence free. short-time 3.We're going to have a -warming already. you get a. rooms and eating c. disposable 9. 1. free d. triple-floored d. Houses and housing A. a. money 4.Many young people decide not to leave 16. pre- 5. until they are in their late twenties.Thiscottage is a. 17 . 11. b. If you take this job. bed and sleep b.We decided to look for a livingnext door to noisy neighbours. let direct to the landlord or landlady. he a. _ party on the 23rd so come along if you can. totally while she's doing her degree. single d. so the value of the property has next week. sold out d. I'm going to move improvements.My grandmother has decided to move into an old people's 17. separate house after years of b.Houseor home? Complete these sentences with the correct word. c. brief c. b. Thetenants should pay the a. let out 8.Therooms I've rented are a. so I won't need to buy any furniture. non-terraced 2. b. You're welcome to help yourself to anything you feel like . residential home c. completely c. hire furnished. Choosethe right word. three-storey c.make yourself at 14. three-floor b.We've only been living here a few weeks but we feel at 15.Thepresent owner has done a lot of goneup quite a bit.Thisis a a. b. open neighbourhood. It's a. _ 13. an ailing c. board and lodging 7. b. b. which is why property prices are so low.

5. 4. the spring cleaning. a mess when you do the cooking! the curtains? It's getting dark. 1. cleaned the dishes 11. tidy. Housework A. mow the lawn b. If you've finished eating. everything ready before she starts cooking. Everything looks very spick and .. Everything is absolutely a. you know. c. washed the plates 9. house cleaned 10. the table and then I can load the dishwasher. sweeping it 8. Do you think you could a. brushing it away b. Do you have to be so untidy? I only a.. 6. b. Choose the right phrase.. tidy so it's still crunchy underfoot. this washing out on the line to dry. lifting it up up a.18. Match the two parts of the sentences. He spilt sugar allover the floor and didn't get round to a. spotless 7. 3. 16.. make get hang clear draw lay If you She decided to You always Could you I need to the table. b. 17. organised c. His apartment is always neat and . clean b. polish. I'll just Kate always likes to 18 .. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. get rid of a nasty stain on the carpet. span. a. clean out c. mow the grass C. 18. do 12. He cleaned the place from top to . 15.. 13. cranny.. then dinner will be ready in five minutes. done the washing up for me this afternoon? The garden looks a mess! b. bottom. cut the lawn c. b. You don't have to clean in every nook and . This work surface needs a bit of spit and .. Have you yet? a. I haven't been able to _ c. 2. 14. c. She's quite house proud... tidied up c. d. e. lose a couple of days ago. B.

Theywere very cheap.. b. 2.. 19 . d. a bargain. 12. 17. 7. I don't like shopping in that town any more. retail outlets / shops which 6. 13. I think your should splash out . 16.19. Customers with five items / things or fewer can use the rapid / express checkouts. I prefer to go to the supermarket on Monday mornings because I hate being in a line / standing in a queue to pay for my groceries. Let me buy the next round . Refunds can only be given within 30 days of purchase / buying upon presentation of a valid receipt. 14. It's all chain shops / stores and shop / shopping precincts . I haven't done / made my Christmas shopping yet and there's only fifteen more days for shopping / shopping days till Christmas! If you're going out. could you pick up / bring some things from the shop for me. 3. 8. e. 15. Local traders / sellers are complaining about the large out-of-town have opened in the last few years.Whichis the most natural-sounding 5.. B. Goods may be exchanged / changed after this date at the company's discretion. Match the two parts of the sentences. C. of drinks.. 18. please? I'm afraid this model is out of stock / not in the shop at the moment.all the nice little independent / private shops have gone. wholesale. on a nice weekend. Go on! Treat yourself . Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1. but I could demand / order it for you. 9. 9. c. 10. It's a bit exhausting going round / into the January sales seeking / hunting for bargains. I prefer shopping / ordering stuff online.... :0. 4. a. There were quite a few market stall holders / sellers at the monthly farm sale / farmer's market.. Shopping A. to a new dress. He's a regular / good / loyal/usual customer. Let's go shopping / for a shop / round the shops / on a shopping spree. Shesnapped up . It's a shopping / department / chain / convenience store. 11. answer? A: Do you go / do shopping often? B: Not really. I bought them. It's a shopping trolley / keeper / bag / precinct.

d. I don't follow fashion -I set . 14. dress a lot 5. 17. Next summer big hats are going to be all the . get undressed 6. She's a real fashion . dress specially c.. It's well past their bed time! b. rage. The woman I saw was completely a. victim. comeback. She thinks that her hair style is the height of . second hand / baby / winter / fashion clothes summer / sports / casual/evening wear an item / an article / an object / a piece of clothing outdoor / warm / light / indoor clothing well / badly / smartly / untidily dressed C. suit c. fashion. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 10. clothed as B.. wearing 2. It's bitterly cold outside today. 13. b. 19. Platform shoes are going to make a . Clothes A. wearing the clothes of 7. Tell the kids to hurry up and a. 11. 16. unclothe themselves Father Christmas at the office party. b. pull their clothes off c. It a. Match the two parts of the sentences. b. dress up .... clothe yourself warmly b. dressed in me. The jacket's the right size but it doesn't a. She looks stupid in that. I was surprised when I saw Martin a. matches b. go with 3. so you don't need to a. dressed up as if you're going out. Other collocations are in bold type. so a. 20 . a. The meal is going to be quite informal. 15. 18. dressed well c.. wrap up warm c.. e. gives a compliment to _ c.. 12.20.. b. c.. c. 1. match your eyes. and fashion white. b. You look good wearing that colour. the trend. clothed in Choose the best word or phrase to complete the sentence. goes with 4.

in c. going to work ? b. for work in the area. to win money every day by bus. 5.I've got too much a. in business in Japan at the moment. 17. b. get the collocation.you've worked without end / non-stop on this project. Can I take a message? 2. The successfulapplicant for this position will have good / high qualifications and adequate / relevant experience. Sallywas feeling stressed so she asked her boss for some a. A: So what do you do B: I work in a supermarket. You deserve a break . time off 13. away from 14. Ben'sambition was to a. b.00pm. to earn c. b. 4.21. I'm afraid he's not in the office / work at the moment. c. a. take work. 10. getting into work c. time out of b. working c. How long have you been working a. for a living to get through. at 21 . It's a nightmare a. I'm exhausted. work b. I'm going to ask / apply for a job in the local shop. 6. out of 15. 3. I've been hard at / of work all day. Mostdays I get home from work / the work by 7. Theworkman did a really good job / work on the plumbing. without some b. Greg's a. Howdid the interview go? Did you have / get the job? 9. travelling to my job 16. 1. B.Choose the correct word to complete 11. 7. on c. Hespent the summer earning his money / living as a street musician. c. a career in advertising. Unfortunately there are over ten thousand people a. pursue c. break from 12. I won't be able to leave the office early . on this project? b. Whichis the most natural-sounding answer? Other collocations are in bold type. My daughter Emma has a good job / good work in politics.Work1 A. 8. job 18.

the factory workers will a. . She's a senior sales 6. B. workload this month. Jenny plucked up courage to ask her boss for a. 5. strike C. Which of these expressions 6. He had a long and distinguished . 1. CEO stands for chief executive 8. 9. was dismissed _ a. go on strike b.. A hundred workers were made 2. I'm so busy! I've got a really heavy 2. Unless the management improve conditions soon.. The personnel manager offered him a short-term . 22 . a. greater pay when I'm 55. career as a diplomat. off work b. hours. I can work flexible .. get retired c. workforce. e.22. The job comes with a very attractive __ . was fired 7. He works for a multi-national 5. 1. contract.. If I can afford it. give up work b. Complete the crossword. take a strike c. I'd like to a.. b. taking maternity leave c. . is not possible to complete the sentence? because his boss found out he had stolen some money from the b. Work 2 A. b. 4. Marcus company account. c. The company mostly employs white-collar 4. I work in the finance 3. taking baby time _ 10. a pay increase c. was put out of his job c. Match the two parts of the sentences. got the sack d. The company has a highly-skilled 3. The baby's due in two months time so I'm going to be a. d. lost his job e. We'll have to advertise to fill the vacant 7.. take early retirement from next month. a pay rise 8.

His two sons work a. you drive a hard bargain. B usi ness A.Which of these is not a collocation? 6. 4.23. 10. This advertising campaign has done nothing to improve our a. 8. B. we've agreed 12. let's deal After a shaky start earlier this financial year. b. large business _ c. Businessis booming and we've made / done a lot of money. Other collocations are in bold type. 3. big business 17. Make or do? Choose the right word. in the family company of lawyers. the sentences. 9. Asyou know. taken off c. in the family business 16. _ Other collocations are in bold type. 5. company look c. c. we've had a few problems this year and we may have to make / do some cutbacks. I didn't really make / do a profit selling the books on the internet because I had to pay postage. I've been a. the business has really a. but a. bossing 14. sense of business 15. gone up 13. large firm c. 7. leading _ b. head for business _ b. corporate image b. 1. business head c. Choose the best words to complete 11. Diana's got a job with a a. Nick's got a very good a. for their family's firm c. Well. grown up b. running this business for over thirty years. business appearance 23 . it's a deal _ b. business / joint / national venture business lunch / associate / friend / meeting heavy / light / trade / motor industry trade embargo / deal/agreement / deficit take up / start up / manage / launch a business C. We set up our business last February and we've been making / doing a brisk trade ever since. It's been a pleasure making / doing business with you. 2. so don't tell me what to do! b.

Which is the most natural-sounding 11. 2. pay back / payoff / take out / borrow a loan 24 . inheritance.. How much tax will I have to my gross salary? You should go to your bank and that cash straight away.. Which of these verb / noun combinations is not a natural collocation? 15. 3. The student was awarded a . 7. benefits. 13. e. owe / pay / raise / take out / cut tax 18. a. He started / opened his account with answer? bank five years ago.. Handley's 12. 8. B. 10. 5. Karen has a steady job with a regular . 14. donation. scholarship. and it was a complete loss / waste of money in my opinion. The meal cost nearly £100. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. I'd like to get a new car but I can't afford / can't pay for one at the moment. Is it OK if 1 credit card or would you prefer a cheque? C. Money A. go up / expand / gain / increase in value 19. 9... If you cash I can give you a 10% discount. The charity received a substantial ... d.. c. You may be entitled to receive state . Josh was able to his mortgage after only five years. cost / get into / make / lose / win a fortune 17. income. payoff pay by pay on pay with pay in 6.. make / earn / waste / do / spend money 16. James got heavily / strongly into debt when he went to college.. 4.24. b. He gave up work when he came into his . Match the two parts 1 of the sentences 1. D.

economic climate / fortune / development monetary policy / economy / control/reform financial currency / backing / difficulties / year tax benefits / break / income / evasion / growth 25 . O. cost a fortune c. The businesswent to rack and ruin. I need to get / take some money from the cash point. b.I needto exchange / change some money. Hisgreat-aunt left him a considerable a. putting money in the bank _ 5. small change . coinage b. a. I couldn't get any for love nor money. She only wanted fortune and fame. loose change c. a. right money of money c. Please have the ____ ready. Money A. a. Choose the correct word or phrase. 1. I'm down / back to my last fiver. precise figure 2. sum b. 1. saving up b. I'm b. quantity _ 3. 17. Which of these is not a natural collocation? 14. a. 16. I've had an account with / in this bank for five years and always had a healthy / rich bank balance. b. Sheonly wanted fame and fortune. Haveyou seen his new sports carl a. exact change c. had a high price to go on a round-the world trip next year. been a big expense ~. 15. D. b. banking some money c. Whichof these two versions sounds more natural? He's famous and rich. The business went to ruin and rack . I couldn't get any for money nor love. What's the exchange / change rate today? 2.Thismachine does not give change.Couldyou lend me some coins for the coffee machine? I haven't got any a. figure It must have 2 b. Choose the correct words to complete the collocation.25. 3. a.Thecost/ price of living is already high and it is steadily gaining / increasing. He's rich and famous. b. .

for figures. 5. d.. I don't know precisely. So 512 x 9 + 336. 14. 18. I think I've done / made a mistake. She's got a good head . b. 3. 12. Match the two parts of the sentences. 11. e. 4.. Unemployment figures are low / small but inflation rates are high / big at the moment. c. 26 . an estimate. on his fingers. and I make it twenty seven. 15. 7. What does that come at in total? 8. 17. He counted up the number of days . How many do you calculate it? 9. work out the answer / figures / money / price / cost / finances a rough guess / idea / estimate / approximation D. That gives us a total fifteen. and Statistics a. C. 6. B.. in numbers. I can't keep track / a record of how many girlfriends he's had since I've known him. of how many there are. There seems to have been a significant reduction . Correct these sentences. I've been keeping / doing a mental count. 16. I've had a look at the figures but they don't seem to add up.. but I can make .. Which is the most natural-sounding answer? Other collocations are in bold type. 2. Which of these is not a natural collocation? large / big / vast / huge number unemployment / sales / double / price figures 10..26. I can't keep track . I've lost the count of how many.... Numbers A.. The numbers of students studying Latin has fallen sharply / heavily in the past five years. 13. 1.

bend the rules c..You have to follow the rules and. respect all rules _ c.Which of these is not natural 6.. 1. Government departments b. 16.To make money on this business.Our company is quite strict about the regulations a. it's bureaucratic c. code of practice.You have to by 1st March b. fill up the correct procedure. go through 8. break the rules and expects us to _ c. fill out 7. comply with _ b. my application.Thesupermarkets were asked to follow a voluntary. 3.To receive the grant you have to a.Choosethe most appropriate follow verb from the box.27. follow should try to reduce a. procedure. Other collocations process break are in bold type. 13 14. e. Please carefully the guidelines laid down in the handbook. regulations. It's a bit of an unwritten. c. get your application in c.. c. you sometimes a. submit your application b. d. fill in English? for this application. law. regulations governing safety at work. excessive rules have to b. take nightmare. the law once or twice.There're so many forms to a. Bureaucracy A. 4. move the rules 10. error.. a. red tape d. unnecessary paperwork 9. 2.. Keeping careful records should be standard. stick to the letter of the law a.. Please could you send me the forms I need to The company was very careful to Even the most law-abiding person may 15.. It'll take them about a month to 27 . I would imagine. apply for comply with 12. complete b. a work permit. d. Match the two parts of the sentences. do it by the book 11. finish applying C. Unfortunately there has been an administrative.. 5... B. b.

. The shop sells washing machines and other domestic . or you may get an electric strike / shock.. 4. 2.. 5. appliances. you should return it to the producer / manufacturer. 12. 8. This safety clip is an essential piece of . device.. Which is the most natural-sounding answer? 6. The machinery is protected by a safety . equipment. It's a waste of petrol! 14. Science and Technology A. d. My car is quite old so it's getting hard to find spare / exchange parts for it when things go wrong. To enter the building. engine. 9. 10. It's just been tuned / serviced and I can't see anything bad / wrong with it. B. machinery. 11. c. 7. e. it automatically disconnects / switches itself off to save / conserve the battery. 13. ... the firemen had to wear breathing masks / apparatus. I had to walk up six flights of stairs because the lift was out of order / service. Which of these is not a collocation? mechanical fault / problem / mistake / failure turn on / turn up / turn over / turn off the power an electric shock / engineer / toothbrush / current technical/nuclear / leading / mad scientist 16.28.. While taking this medicine do not operate heavy . I can't understand why the photocopier isn't working / running. Match the two parts of the sentences. 17.. a. Be careful not to touch the wires. Although the car is small is has a powerful. 19. If the razor is faulty / wrong. 3. 15.. If I don't use my MP3 player for twenty minutes. b. C. 20. modern / the latest / state of the art / instant technology 28 . My washing machine has broken / broken down again so I guess I'm going to have to get a new one. The smoke activated / began the sprinkler system and set off / turned on the fire alarms. You shouldn't leave the engine working / running. 1. 18.

. Choose the most suitable verbs from the box. Match the two parts of the sentences.Thiscomputer takes ages to a. 17.Thisanti-virus system will give you peace of mind when you go . . data.. a. a. post you an email r don't turn the computer off. 7. through 9. froze up b.I bought it a. your work and the system the icon.I'll as soon as I arrive. you may lose everything.Somespyware makes a record every time you access. send you an email 10.. 13. over c.Whichis not natural English? 8. 4. 3. 15. went down c. 5. 14. 2. c. the net e..Thismemory key can be used to store up to 4Gb of 16. B. Excel files in Word.. online. email you the internet.29. start up 12. If you want to open the program.. back up click on type close down have open run enter goes down 1. log off . Computers A. but usually I save my work . to disc. when you switch it on. log out c.Assoon as I opened the attachment. because I need it after you. crashed C. it all in again . 6. b.. b. the computer a. d.. faster if you the programs you're not using. a website. Please You don't have to If you forget to your user name and password. b.My son spends too much time surfing . just If you You can Your computer will trouble downloading files. so it was much cheaper. I havea USB key. b. log down 11. boot up b.When you a. get ready _ c. it may be because the file sizes are too large.just cut and paste it from the first document. on c. 29 .

I need to make a phone 2. Excuse me a moment . I phoned Dave three times yesterday but he hasn't returned my calls / answered my rings. sorry. put through / miss / ring / take a call 5. Hey. I'm sorry but Sheila's not in the office at the moment. I tried to phone the company to complain but they put me on _ for ten minutes. 4. mobile / pay / house / public phone 2. so I'll call you later. but she just slammed the down. there's someone on the phone / a phone-caller for you. Can I give you my home / at home phone number in case you need to get in touch over the weekend? B. Your phone has got a really annoying ring / ringing tone. Which of these expressions collocation? is not a natural 1. leave / hold / take / send a message 4.30. Can I pass / take a message for you? 5. dial/telephone / ring / call a number 3. My mobile's got a low _. Why don't you ring / telephone her up to see how she's getting on? 4. Phil tried to talk to her. I tried to phone you last night but the _ busy. 8. I'll send you a text _. 3. 7. 2. I left a message on Simon's _. Choose the most suitable word from the box. I've been trying to connect / get through all morning. 7. Steve. 1. C. 5. Can I ring you again / call you back? The signal is breaking up / down. Can't you change it? 8. No. phone call / box / tone / number 30 . 1. Choose the correct word. 6. The line's still engaged / taken. I think you've got the wrong _. Telephones A. was 3. 6.

. 4. making a party for a bit.. peace and quiet. c. so I hope you can come. take things easy people at their ease. 31 . d.. B. You just a. 1. 6.31. b. Rickspends most of his a. Le i sure A. himself comfortable. sit back and relax on Saturday. makes c. relaxes C. no play. take things easily . 5. throwing a party c. e..she really b.Choose the most suitable verb from the box. Change the form of the verb where necessary. a. Matchthe two parts of the sentences. 2. I've been working too hard and I need to take . At the moment. take put start take make me at my 1.Choosethe most natural sounding words or phrases. time. 10.1 think you should try to calm down and a. 5.. spare time 7. 2. My doctor's very warm and friendly a. some time off work to unwind a bit. b...1 enjoy gardening in my free . ease. Hedecided to take up . 11'm having a weekend at a spa hotel to get a bit of . a hobby.. a break. take the things easy c. 1 He was very friendly and made an effort to As she got into the bath she felt herself Sit down and He put his feet up and I've decided to the weight of your feet! to unwind. relax time in the gym. b.1 don't want you to lift a finger. 4. Alex and I are a. doing a party 9. sit and relax back 8.. free moments _ c. puts c. her life's all work and . relax and sit back b.. b.

. full-length showing 5. There will be a a. _ so you really should see it b. film-length programme and c. 17. feature-length broadcast b. of these expressions is not a natural collocation? / comedy / science fiction / horror movie a low-budget a television 8. then turn that actor? I've seen him in / from a movie somewhere. The film was a. If there's nothing playing / on. a live of the series over Christmas. viewers for an Oscar. Change the station 3. viewing 6. What's broadcasting / on? because the reception's bad and I can't pick up 13. Retune the TV from Wembley stadium. b. Change the channel b. TV and rad i 0 A. 10. 14. Fi I m s. Don't just sit there jumping / zapping through the TV off! 15. Who's the channels. a box office hit B. 32 . on the screen 2. programme / show / film / series on the radio / movie / the air / screen a film programme / star / maker / soundtrack mainstream / everyday / independent / art house cinema C. This is a. A: Do you feel like seeing / watching words? television? B: I don't know. a current c. Choose the most natural-sounding 1. This soap opera is one of the most popular a. I can't tune in / move the radio to the new jazz station. a cinema success c. I saw it on / on the TV last month. answer. Which are the most natural-sounding 12. Which 7. episode b. in full format at nine o'clock. viewer and was nominated c. 11. on the big screen a film just starting c. The movie has fantastic a. I've seen this film before.there's special effects. an actual 4. / connect to the signal. on the other channel a. 9. a ticket-seller figures in the country numbers are increasing. c. The TV programme was made into a movie / feature film but unfortunately miss. it was a box office failure / 16.32. b.

but if it gets bad reviews it may close earlier. 10. 17. Which of these expressions 9. an encore. entrance in the first scene. performance as King Lear. We're going to have a in this production? tomorrow. is not a natural collocation? perform in / act in / do / be in / act a play.At the end of the performance. the actors took . Patrick Picard gave an exceptionally strong . 11..Matchthe two parts of the sentences. b. 9. 3. 13.. d. 14. Write the correct words in the spaces.The leading lady made a dramatic. a. on the stage curtain call stage fright the spotlight dress rehearsal a standing ovation for three months the lead 1. but I've told her acting is a difficult . The play is due to run 4... the actors came back to give . After the final curtain. as he delivered his monologue. Theatre A.. 33 . so I hope Harry doesn't suffer from t career to get into. .Who's playing 2. a bow. They clapped for ten minutes. It's a full house tonight.. My daughter wants to go 5. 16. 8. 8. 15. 12. B. so please make sure your costumes are ready. As the actors were taking their the leading lady was given a huge bouquet. again when he goes on.33. The actor stood in 7.. put on / open / start / direct / rehearse a play forget / talk / learn / rehearse your lines stage hand / door / lamp / lighting / fright title / acting / starring / leading role opening / love / final/performance scene amateur / stage / supporting / comedy / straight actor C. c. The audience gave the play 6.

34. Music and da nee
A. Choose the most appropriate
note words

words from the box. Other collocations are in bold type.
tune voice choir albums career _

1. He started singing in the church _____ 2. What's that

when he was eight and he had a beautiful

you're whistling? It sounds vaguely familiar. _ _ and her singing is going from

3. I've got a piano but I can't playa 4. Sing along if you know the 5. She recorded three best-selling strength to strength.

B. Which is the most natural-sounding
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

answer?

Sing if you must, but please try not to sing out of tune / off the tune. When I was eleven I learnt the violin but I didn't train / practice very often. Just hum the tune if you don't know the words / lyrics. I'm a terrible / horrible dancer because I've got no sense of beat / rhythm. Dan was tapping his feet to the beat / tempo of the music. The violinist gave / made a very moving performance. The band are planning to go on / take a tour in the spring. Joanna has a good ear / sense for music and she can pick out a tune / harmony on the piano after hearing it only once. I'm learning to dance the tango / tango, but I can't find a dance companion / partner. I don't like musicals because every five minutes someone explodes / bursts into song. My son's taken / started up the saxophone, but he's not very talented / good at it yet.

14. 15. 16.

C. Match the two parts of the sentences.
17. 18. 19. 20. 21. He's a gifted musician with perfect ... I've always been interested in rhythm and ... The song has a simple ... It's a track with a very strong ... The 1950s saw the emergence of rock and ...
a. roll.

b. beat.
c. blues.

d. pitch.
e. melody.

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35. Art and artists
A. Whichof these expressions
1. 2.

is not a natural collocation?

display / exhibit / hold / show a work of art fine / modern / antique / contemporary / work of art a digital / a disposable / an electronic camera artistic temperament / licence / merit / work colour / camera / family / black and white / digital photo

3.
4. 5.

B.Choose the most natural-sounding
balance composition. the a. freedom 7. Doyou usually a. work in 8. Hewas a very a. gifted creator 9. Thisportrait is a. an accurate look 10.It's just

answer.
to help

6.Thecathedral looks slightly different in real life, but I've used a bit of artistic b. licence oils or watercolour? b. paint by with a great gift for composition. b. talented artist c. paint c. permission

c. artistic painter

. The artist has caught your wife's expression perfectly. b. a true picture c. a good likeness

of how the building will look when it's finished. b. a quick study a portrait before 7 b. posed in c. modelled with c. an approximate drawing

a. a rough sketch 11.Haveyou ever a. sat for

C. Match the two parts of the sentences.
12. I'm not trying to compose a perfect photo. I just want to take ... 13. Neiltook out pencil and paper and quickly did ... 14. Thegallery are going to put on ... 15. The portrait will be put on ... 16. I like this painting with the animals in the ...

a. an exhibition.
b. foreground. c. a snapshot. d. a sketch. e. display.

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36. Writi ng a nd Books
A.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Choose the most suitable verbs from the box.
Use a pencil, then you can Keep a notebook with you to The arrangement was never He had to Do you your mistakes. a few notes. writing. up on the subject before his exam. a diary?

keep

put into

rub out

jot down

read

B. Which are the most natural-sounding words?
6. 7. 8. 9. No abbreviations are permitted in the examination. Write out the words completely / in full. I'm not sure about the spelling. I'll have to look it up / for it in the dictionary. Could you put it into the contract, please? I'd like to have it in ink / black and white. His last novel was a masterpiece but he hasn't written anything new for years. He's suffering from writer's block / stop. 10. 11. I'm afraid we can't order this book for you. It's out of print / publication. I've always wanted to be a novelist but I've never found time to put pen to paper / to write with a pen on paper. 12. Please print your name in block capitals / stamped letters.

C. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation?
13. a first / best-selling / historical/detective / love novel

14. a paperback / fiction / comic / good / second-hand book 15. long / neat / legible / terrible / childish handwriting 16. original/unpublished 17. avid / typical/general / printed / handwritten / non-specialist reader manuscript

18. book / public / reference / mobile library 19. best-selling / award-winning / master / contemporary novelist

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13.Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. Theother team won us. Sam'sout with his friends this morning. 10. karate before. a golf a tennis a football a skating a swimming a running 4. I took a part in the competition. We're off to the leisure centre to He's quite well-built because he I don't want to I've never Haveyou ever squash. if you fancy coming along. jogging today. 6. _ On this holiday. 17. Change the form where necessary. 19. 2. 3. 14. Is it fun? mountain climbing? a round of golf. B. Example: We made a lot of activities. I find yoga every morning helps me to relax. court track course stadium rink pool 1 1. 37 . We did cycling this weekend. a lot of weight-lifting. We did a lot of activities. 20.play or go? Choose the correct verb.37. 11. It's wet and miserable outside. you'll have the opportunity to aerobics with a trained instructor or just C. a game of beach volleyball. 7.Do. Sport A. Choosethe right word to complete these expressions. 15. sailing. How much sport do you make? 18. 8. We beat the match easily. 12. 9. 16. Hebroke the world's record. 5.

winning team c.. He's currently in a. is not a collocation? sporting facilities / players / events / activities a horse / boat / leg / motor race baseball / cricket / tennis / rugby team a football / rugby / tennis / golf match score a goal/point / try / match B... the penalty. I hoped to beat Simon at tennis but he a. in first place swept to victory. 5. b. The captain of the football team took . Natasha Robertson won . a. training of chess. a. d. The c. followed closely by the British team. We need three new players to join . Which of these expressions 1. a. make you a contest 9. 13. Choose the most natural-sounding 6. in prime post c. 16. activities for a very important race. In the last five minutes of the match. play you a match with me. sports c.38. a gold medal. beating team 11. give you a game b.. b. 14. local team C. residential team . arts 7. practice c. judo and kung-fu are martial a. b. home team c. the score. washed the dishes will go through to the final in Manchester. b. 3. Karate. The French team finished a... Sport 2 A. wiped the floor c. and the a. We need somebody to keep . Harrison scored . In the end it was no contest. 38 . rehearsal 8. e. in the top position 12. 2.. c. 4. I'll words. the team. _ b... victorious team b. 15. a goal. if you feel like it. cleaned the wall 10. Match the two parts of the sentences.. 17. b. beating the visitors four nil.

14.. b. Our company aims to use environmentally friendly / harmless methods of food production... e. 15.. 2. d. Nature A. 13. you feel much closer to nature / the nature. 16. Whichare the most natural-sounding and the environment answers? 1. B. The burning of fossil fuels leads to global . and rolling green country / countryside are 4. The views of the snow-peaked / snow-capped mountains breathtaking/ surprising. f.. c. habitat. world..The flora and fauna / fauna and flora of this island are unique... of the natural . natural phenomenon / disaster / problems / resources Green policies / measures / party / environment preserve / protect / keep / damage the environment barren / countryside / dramatic / urban landscape endangered / fragile / environmental/coastal habitat C. Insects are an essential part of the food . a. energy. We need to develop new forms of renewable . It's important to preserve the otter's natural.. warming. . chain. The government is promoting sustainable . The sight of these animals is one of the wonders 19. 39 . Tom and Julie stopped for a while to admire the view / enjoy the landscape. 12. 3. We walked slowly through the thick / dense forest. Matchthe two parts of the sentences. 9.We had spectacular / spectacle views of the sunset over the sea from our hotel window. 6. 5. 17.Whichof these expressions is not a collocation? 10. 11. 20. The resort is within easy access of both secluded rocky / rock-covered coves and long sanded / sandy beaches.. development. living in the country.39. 8. 18. 7..The deforestation and unsustainable development / building of the area over the past twenty years has led to irreparable injury / damage to the environment.

Unfortunately. He has three large dogs. a swarm of 3. protection c. 13. 7. endangerment b. a. for 11. pet lover . animal kingdom / instinct / planet / rights savage / wild / endangered / domestic animal wild / mythical/savage / horrible beast alive / living / innocent creature 40 . I prefer to see animals in a. a herd of 4. wild animal area 12. animal lover c. Geoff's a real a. make 8. pet fan rather than stuck in little cages. a litter of 5. welfare 9. a flock of 2. 15. the wild b. c. nature c. the polar bear is now in a. is it? b. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences. She gave a large donation to an animal a. I don't think it's a good idea to keep an ostrich a. help _ b. The b. Which of these is not a natural collocation? 14. like c. the fresh air C.40. 16. Animals and birds A. What a. a pack of 6. I like your dog. species c. danger of extinction 10. breed organisation. five cats and at least seven rabbits. b. as was set up in 1979 to help protect the habitat from poachers and other threats. wildlife park b. risk of extinction a pet. Complete these expressions kittens wild dogs _ _ _ _ _ _ bees seagulls locusts elephants 1. animal park c. a plague of B. I don't like zoos. 17.

17. b. word or phrase. He'sworked a. in rows at least 15 cm apart.Thefamine was caused by a. fields 13. Drop b. b. on 8. farmyard chickens 10. grape / bumper / good / full harvest growing / fertile / barren / rich soil B. Green grown C Choosethe right word to complete harvest horses these expressions. Grow the seeds in April. due to the low rainfall. growth damage c. a. a a. b. organic / dairy / agricultural/arable farm farm produce / animals / crop / worker cereal/potato / record / sheep crop 3. Sow a farm all his life. Mr Harcourt has been a.Choosethe most natural-sounding 6. free range chickens c. at t 7. grown heavily with heavy use of fertilisers. Theland has been a. cropped extensively 9. corn harvest the plough the stable the milk the bring in the _ _ _ cows _ _ 41 . 2. 16. harvest loss pigs for many years. 15. 4. Agriculture A. growing 11. Whichof these is not a natural collocation? 1. in c. breeding across the region. b. Organically grown c. consumers are choosing to buy a. open air poultry instead of factory-farmed animals. fruit and vegetables can be sold for higher prices than those produced using chemical fertilisers nd pesticides. crop failure 12. Increasingly. intensively farmed c.41. b. 14. 5. harvesting c. c. Biologically farmed b.

Which word or phrase does not make a natural collocation? 18. 4. a light wind light rain of these weather expressions? Choose from these adjectives: a heavy / strong wind heavy / thick rain a high / thick covering of snow a strong / hard frost a light covering of snow a light frost C. I want to watch the a. weather forecast c. Complete these expressions. 1. 2. weather programme by lightening during the thunderstorm. in all the weather 42 . in all weathers c. a hail/wind is not possible? / snow storm a strong / persistent / light drizzle a cool/warm / weak / gentle breeze / big / strong wind a high / south-westerly heavy / weak / bright / strong sunlight torrential/pouring / flowing / heavy rain a hard / strict / severe / cold / mild winter D. 10. 17. What's the opposite 7. a. electrocuted 20. 12. 8. 16. 15. struck _ c. b. 13. b. 9. The building was a.42. The emergency services are on call every day. 5. weather 19. 3. The weather A. 14. hit on TV to see if it's going to rain tomorrow. 6. whatever the weather b. Which of these weather 11. a clap of a bolt of a drift of a drop of a ray of a gust of sunlight snow thunder rain wind lightning B.

. 14. Other collocations are in bold type. 2. Crime A. C.A background check revealed that the suspect has a criminal record / history. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1.You can't just walk in and help yourself 14. in connection with a gun / an armed robbery committed on Friday 23rd 11. Hewas caught on camera for a speeding / speed offence and had to pay a hefty fine.it's outside / against the law.Choosethe best word to complete these sentences. Doyou realise this is very / highly illegal? 15. 6. 15.The two men are wanted May. 7. 9. 13. 17. 8. 19.We have reason to believe that you did / committed the crime. 5.Thejudge took into account several earlier / previous offences. 18. Complete these two-word expressions using the jumbled letters. commit murder / robbery / stealing / burglary rob an old lady / a bank / a million pounds stolen property / things / goods organised / small / petty / serious crime major / minor / criminal/serious offence 3. Will the brutal murderer strike / hit again? Find out in the next episode of Murder at Midnight. small-time / dangerous / minor / hardened criminal break / uphold / abide by / smash / bend the law B. 12.43. 10. 4. law and rules and drinking and ROD RE GUTIORELANS INGVRID MNTPUNSHIE NGTENREI SBBROER crime and breaking and cops and 43 . 16.

and choose the best words from the pairs. you are innocent until proved / known guilty. 1'11_ you to court. but has now been released with / on bail.44. Write the correct words in the spaces. I hope the fine will _ him off with a him a lesson for what he's done. evidence at the trial. a verdict fingerprints evidence of an offence in custody investigation a fine an arrest 1. More than twenty witnesses _ 9. 8. of 5 across. With some / any luck. Even when you are accused . police will shortly be able to make 4. The judge sentenced the prisoner to_ imprisonment. If you don't pay me what you owe me. It wasn't a serious offence. my lord. so they _ caution. The accused _ 7. Other collocations are in bold type. 4. The accused was held until yesterday. A: How do you _ the defendant? Guilty or not guilty? B: Not guilty. The judge dismissed the case due to _ evidence. Don't touch anything at the place / scene of the crime because we need to take 2. 3. He _ innocent. B. but in the end they found / decided him guilty. _ 3. Complete the crossword. 2. 5 down. 44 . Pu n ish ment A. A man in his late fifties is _ police with their enquiries. my lord. 8. 1. _ against / about him in the trial. The police are currently doing / carrying out a thorough 6. The judge decided against a custodial/imprisonment _______ instead. seven years for armed robbery. It took the jury all day to reach _ . sentence and ordered her to pay 5. 6. His wife decided she didn't want to give 7.

ln the paper tomorrow. Webring you from the scene of the explosion. her picture was allover the first / front page for weeks. the newest events 3. out twice monthly. a. unique story B. The news of the scandal hadn't broken / started when the newspapers went to print / press last night. bringing you throughout the day. b. an eye-witness report b. As soon as the royal engagement was announced. Whale hunting hasn't been in the news / important news much recently. Journalism A. 16. Choose the best word to complete these sentences. so I doubt it's going to I'd like to an advert in the classified section please. 1. made c. 15. An important role of detective / investigative journalism is uncovering corruption. newspaper miles coverage b. 10. 8. Thisis RadioAvon. The story opened / broke while the politician was away on holiday. Until it folded last year. did 2. b. a. the a. the most recent stories c.Choosethe most suitable verb. you a news flash. a first-person report of the minister's resignation. but it's still an important issue. an at-the-scene story c. 12. unique news c. media 5.livereporting from Beirut. the headlines. 45 . reporting live c. The paper decided not to the story about the dead donkey. Choosethe best word or phrase. 14. 13. bring make run come place 7. Thestory for days. a. journalistic attentions c. exclusive story 6. the latest news b. It's only a minor story. filled and the News the national news and the village was filled with reporters b. reporting alive _ 4. 11. a. 9.45. Thisis Kerry McDowell. Theenvironmental conference was given considerable a. the magazine used to We interrupt this programme to C.

take a vote on it in May. put it to the vote 2. in the next election. fighting for position 4. go into B. The party could not have remained The majority of ministers voted 46 . 14. and there have been no free elections since then. hold a vote 3. in last April's elections. if they think it will benefit them. c. b. Only 8% of the candidates a. He's always been very active in a. without the support of big business. Which is not natural English? 1. make a vote on it The government have promised to a. 10. Gerald Forbes has decided not to stand as The government may decide to call an early Under of President Menzies. 11. Write the correct words in the spaces. enter c. and seized power. hold an election _ c. Politics A.46. local politics 6. the proposal. standing for election politician. c. the gap between rich and poor widened considerably. They couldn't agree on what to do so they decided to a. join b. 8. general election a military coup in favour of a candidate to power in power a landslide victory the leadership 7. The party came The Socialist Alliance party won The army have staged in 1983. 12. but 15% voted against. 13. right wing c. running for office were women. She is a well known a. b. centre wing _ b. Ms Robertson made the decision to a. b. hold a referendum b. left wing 5. party politics politics last year. 9. government politics c.

. measures. struck / public a. b.. happened / people 14. f. Theemergency services have been a. ~~ ~ a.. summoned 13. c. brought c.. Disasters ~~'... 6. Theincrease in carbon dioxide a.··r·~~· -. By time. ~~~' . erupted in 1872. causing widespread panic and destruction of property.-"... B. periods of dryness c. Thevolcano last a.. It's immoral to waste water on swimming pools and golf courses in a. e. Theaccident at the chemical factory has led to fears of harmful . amazing / struck c.. 2. flooding. 7. dry times 11.. pollution / heating c. went off 9. If the river bursts there will be heavy . but managed to survive each b. Thedoctors were unable to stop the sweeping . coincidence he was a... 3... b.. After many dry months we are experiencing a severe . Match the two parts of the sentences.. first aid. .Choose the best words or phrases to complete 8. there are fears that the area may suffer from famine. b. 1. After the disaster general _ b. a state of emergency 12... b. Dueto this year's crop a.. 5. a desperate state c... gases / heating up by lightning five times. d. failure these sentences. Thegovernment have called a. emissions..'_~8f b. surprising / attacked b. emissions / warming 15. c. reduction _ 10... appeals for aid met with an amazingly generous response from the c. Assoon as the ambulance arrived they administered . destruction. an emergency period to assist with the problem. 47.. times of drought after the recent earthquake. 4. exploded . g. epidemic. disaster c. drought. Thehurricane caused widespread . A. called out . took place / population from short haul flights is one of the causes of global b. unusual/got 4] . Therescueservices have been forced to take desperate .

b. lighting b. Fire A. burnt to a cinder 14. 7. by the fireside _ a. turned black c. Other collocations are in bold type. stubbed out b. He b. 5. b. go on fire 8. stopped out r 11. burst out b. stamped out c. highly flammable 17. Be careful with these chemicals .they are a. put out b./ fire-proof B. She sat b. catch fire the fire and raked over the embers. 1. Excuse me . extremely burnable c. 3. strike a match as this might ignite the escaped gas. went up in flames c. If you smell gas don't turn on the lights or a. a light c. broke out 48 . igniting _ c. 2. a. he a. If you don't watch that barbeque. b. very ignitable in the night and destroyed the contents of the warehouses. The land is bone dry at this time of year and the grass can easily a. before the fire 16. turned out _ c. The arsonists were charged with a. your chicken will be a.48. start a match several barns in the neighbourhood. came out c. take fire _ c. There was a fire in 1756 and the house and all its contents a. 4. a flame watching the glowing embers and flickering light. Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. 6. went up on fire 10./ flame. a fire 15. by the chimney c. burnt to the ground 7 b. A fire a. use a matchbox 12. Before he left the house. burned his cigarette and went into the restaurant. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? a forest / roaring / camp / home fire a naked / fiery / flickering flame a third-degree / horrible / nasty burn fire office / service / brigade glowing / red / smoking embers burn. setting fire to 13. stopped 9.Have you got a. c. b.

..fizzy/ sparkling / gassed / still mineral water . I don't want to go out in the pouring . Ifthe summer is as dryas the spring we will have another water lack / shortage like last year. 9. 7. e. rain. Yourdonation will help to provide clean water supplies / provisions for a whole village.. leaving it moist / damp and supple. b. a. 49 . quench drink drip leak I'm parched! as we were crossing the Channel.bone/ powder / drip / dust dry Choosethe most suitable word from the box. cloth. your thirst.. it's much more interesting.49. nose. tap? Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 10. I've got a really runny . d. 8. river. Water Choosethe best word to complete these sentences ... Clean it with a damp . Could you fix that dripping . 5. Match the two parts of the sentences. He looked down at the fast-flowing . c. B... I need to get something to The boat sprang a After your workout try cranberry juice to Therewas a steady from the tap. This creamwill soothe your skin. soaked through / to the skin / wet flood/ deep / river waters 5. .. 6.crystalclear / ice-cold / snow-cold / lukewarm water 11. Althoughit's slower to get there on water / by sea than to fly..dripping/ pouring / soaking wet 12.

broke into complete darkness. on C. 17. straight daylight 7. dropped c. Which of these alternatives is not a collocation? 1. b. looking out across the sea at the falling / rising / setting sun. in the shadow 10. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 13. strong sun _ b. b. under the dark under these trees. I could just see the boat sailing away from me. b. started c. weak light a. in the dark 9. dark lighting in his study . 5. Keep the plant out of a. The robberies were committed a. 6. in the shadows .he must be still working. 3. a shooting / twinkling / flashing / falling star a ray / shot / beam / flash of light in the dark / daylight / the shadows / nightlight brightly / well / darkly / dimly lit dazzling / blinding / shiny / brilliant sunlight 14. in the shade c. the birds all around the house started to sing. 16. During the storm we were suddenly a. walking in the park in the moonlight / under moonlight / by the light of the moon.50. b. It was very romantic. illuminated c. Light A. We sat together. Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. As dawn a. soft lighting 12. 4. 2. sent 8. The lights are b. happened _ 11. I can't see a thing! It's pitch black / dark / night in here! B. The light isn't good / strong / hard enough to read by. under cover of darkness c. 50 . In the fading / failing / going light. plunged _ b. 15. direct sunlight c. up c. I'm getting too hot so I'm going to sit a. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with classical music and a.

fastasleep/ 3.All the expressions are natural collocations.51. 12. nodding off _ b. Sleep A. 14. answers? Don't drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine as it may make / send you drowsy. Sleep well! a. C.Jim's making / having a catnap. A: I'm off to bed now. slept like a log c. sleep heavily 9. baddreams / light heavy wide sleeper awake sleep dreams B. I don't think I can stay awake any longer. c. Sweet dreams! now. in front of a boring movie when you called. What's the opposite of these expressions? Choosefrom these adjectives: sweet 1. a. 51 . turn in for the night b. woke up with a start b. a light sleeper / a 2. A: Are you OK? You don't seem able to stop yawning today! B: I last night. go to sleep I was just a. a deep sleep / a 4. was dead to the world 10. go straight to bed c. Don't wake up! 8. I'm going to a. going to sleep 6. I can hardly keep my eyes open! B: _ b. I dreamt / had a nightmare about zombies last night. I woke up with a start and then I couldn't get / fall back to sleep again. thanks! I last night. Whichare the most natural-sounding 11. dropping off 7. get an early night c. but which one of eachthree is not suitable for the situation? 5. had a sleepless night. b. 13. Don't turn the music up too loud . A: You look bright-eyed and bushy tailed! Did you sleep OK? B: Yes. had a bad night. You look worn out! You should a. had a nap b. c. a. get some sleep c.

with a portion of rice? 13. flavourings. 4.. a delicate scent / fragrance / stink of pine needles the rich aroma / odour / scent of freshly ground coffee the pungent smell / perfume / stench of the fish market a weak / slight / bitter aftertaste a faint hint / flavour / aroma of expensive perfume the bland flavour / taste / savour of mashed potato B. the scent. Tastes and smells A. It's really strong and full of mould . 52 . a. Our delicious appetisers will tickle your .. Which are the most natural-sounding answers? 7.. You're wearing / carrying too much perfume You're smelling / stinking the place out! 15. I caught / smelt a whiff of something delicious being cooked coming from the window as I walked 10. please. Match the two parts of the sentences.. 2. This delicious spice really brings out . 6. which makes it an 11.maybe a bit of an experienced / acquired taste. there's no accounting / counting for taste. / full-bodied taste. This type of mushroom emits / gives off an unpleasant smell of rotting meat... smell.. 12. Could I have the sweet and sour / sour and sweet pork ribs.. c. 9. The pack of fox hounds lost . 14. the flavour. This Spanish wine has a beautiful colour and a whole-bodied excellent accompaniment to red meat dishes. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1. C. You can't be enjoying those raw shellfish! Still. which is why they are sometimes used for hunting truffles. 5. You smell nice / well! What perfume are you using / have you got on? 8. d.. 18. This drink contains no artificial . I love this blue cheese. b. Since my cold I've lost my sense of . 16. Most dogs have an alert / a keen sense of smell. 17.52. 3. f. 19. 20. taste buds..

b. ____ to ask about my homework. sniffedthe farmyard air and screwed up her .. Gestures the two parts of the sentences. pointed me forwards b. the man just a. heardthe bad news and pulled a . the best answer to complete these sentences. gesture. giving us the stop b. gesture. signalled no _ b. made traffic cop raised his hand. from ear to ear. holding hands caughtsight of Jim and a. eyebrows.53. gave _ c. hand-holding c. make burst clap shrug grin cross When I asked for directions.. beckoned me over a verb from the box. e. gestured me forwards c. stoodon the platform and a. her legs. a face when he tasted the bitter coffee. b.waved goodbye as his train pulled out of the station. into tears.waved his head andJuliesat in the cinema a... d. c. c. your hands in time to the music! 53 .. signalled goodbye we asked if the hotel was going to open. holding their hands him a cheery wave. face. Change the form of the verb where necessary. He just Whenshe got the good news she was He Shesat down and Thechild fell over and immediately Comeon everybody! Tap your feet and his shoulders.. tongue. shook his head c. b. signal.. rudeto stick out your .. shoutedat the other driver and made a rude hesaw the figures he raised his . a. gave a goodbye sign _ c. did b. nose. a.

slowly up to the bird table. The cows had trampled the flowers . they The cat into a run. The wheel went round and 20. 6. 17. The waiters were going backwards and 21.. certain that all eyes were upon him.. B. he fell head first. he made a When the deer saw him. d. Choose a word from the box. Be quiet and remain / keep / stay absolutely still! They walked barefoot / with naked feet / barefooted across the beach. I heard the sound . break dash stride wander creep for it. f. into each other. into the river.. With a splash. Match the two parts of the sentences. as if rooted / planted / glued to the spot. 4. a.. He shook his head from side to _ _ _ 54 . Complete the sentences. 19. The children ran headlong 10. He stood in the doorway.. 7.. in the country. Which 1. of footsteps behind me. of these alternatives does not sound natural? morning instead. c. 9. C. 12. D. 8. taking care not to make any noise. b. He stamped / trod / tiptoed carefully down the stairs. When he saw the guard had left the cell door unlocked. e.. when the weather's better. with the music. 11 . without buying anything. 16. Change the form of the verb where necessary. Let's have / go for / take a run tomorrow Sara went on a long / brisk / fast walk to clear her mind. 14.54. Elizabeth picked her way .. 3. over the rocks. aimlessly around the department store. I'm not suggesting we go for a hike. just a gentle Henry We confidently into the room.. The soldiers marched in time . Movement A. stroll 13. 18. 5. underfoot. 2.. 15.

10. pace.The book charts the star's meteoric . train. c. B. it's not surprising that you make mistakes. d. recovery.55. ! You mustn't hurry things in yoga . reply.. .. LYURSE slowly but quick and fast and little by step by Y E SA SOUFUIR TLEILT PEST Matchthe two parts of the sentences ... 11 . e. f. Theysauntered along the path at a leisurely . but this time in Ifyou don't get Take . . Thejourney time is much less on the high-speed". eye movements . b. 55 . During sleep we experience rapid". top speed pace You're breaking the If you do everything in a move on your time a halt slow motion speed limit a hurry and there's a camera up ahead. Hewas driving at Thetrain slowly ground to we're going to be late. 12. speed. _ 3. when he noticed what time it was. a. 13. expressions using the jumbled letters. to try to get to the airport in time..Thank you for your prompt . Themotorcyclist rode at breakneck . Hequickened his Let'swatch that goal again. g. rise to fame.. as it reached the station.Complete these two-word 9... Speed Writethe correct words in the spaces.

of the sentences. sounds. Match the two parts 1. It's nice to get some peace and . 14. 9. It's driving me crazy! C. volume peace blast ears voice racket 6. 10. The audience fell / turned silent as the speaker made his way to the front of the room.. 16. The city was filled with strange sights and .. The children were doing / making a lot of noise.. e.. 56 . 19. 11. I can hear you loud and . answers? I can't hear what you're saying over the noise / sound of the music. 2. 20. . We couldn't listen to / hear ourselves think. quiet. Which are the most natural-sounding 13. please? I can't hear it. 5. He was shouting at the top of his neighbourhood. The saucepans fell down with an almighty . 4.. b. The problem of noisy / loud neighbours is a common one. please? We're trying to get some sleep! They sat in silence / quiet as they waited for the taxi to arrive.56. a. B. 12. Choose the most appropriate sound hearing word from the box. crash. 18. 17. c. Sounds A.. every evening.. so speak up when you talk to him. Look! A herd of deer: Don't make a _ _ The noise of the builders was so loud I had to block my Kenneth is getting a bit hard of This washing machine really makes an awful Could you turn up the My neighbours listen to their TV at full . The noise of the engine was deafening. I need to get out of all the hustle and . Could you reduce / turn down the music.. 3. 8. The tray of glasses fell to the ground with an enormous crash / squeak. when it goes into its spin cycle. d. clear.. bustle. Yes.. and shattering the of the 7. 15.

scream b. block ____ a. Do something about itl c. did 15. hechildren screamed T a.Choosethe best word or phrase to complete sentences. stifle coming from the house next door. a. made c. for c. Turn b. 4. henthe singer appeared. a shout a huge cheer. splutter-coughing 57 .Heemerged from the water.Duringthe lecture. a. herewas the noise of a gun and we heard a piercing T a. gave delight when they saw their Christmas presents. your tongue out your voice down. with _ b. noise . coughing and spluttering b. 13WhenCraig finally got back to the hotel. b. groaning and moaning b. loudly trying to get some sleep. c. Shouts. a cry c. b. moan groaning of relief. he breathed a. your head off 10. cut these a yawn several times. on'tjust sit there D a. 14. raised voices a blood-curdling scream. 2. made c.57. cries and whispers is not a natural collocation? She'sgot a hoarse / loud / booming / big / squeaky / high / deep / silly voice. a sigh b. A. did 9. b. sound 12. 6. Whichof these expressions 1. He let out / had / heaved a sigh. let out I I can hear you perfectly well! b. 3. 8. Put 11. noisy voices 8. shouting voices c. 5.Whenshe saw the body she a. the audience W a. their 16. Shehas a smoker's / rough / noisy / hacking cough. spluttering and coughing c. I cried my eyes out / like a baby / myself to sleep / sadly.There's need to scream no a. Theyscreamed with delight / relief / fear / pain. c. Keep _ c. moaning and groaning c. I had to a. please -I'm b.

of the language and speaks it C. B. tell or speak? Choose the right verb. Bye. 9. six languages like a native. I had / made an interesting conversation with Sarah about her family. then. Don't be afraid to speak Could I have edgeways heart to heart the conversation your mind a word a hint and tell him what the problem is. 16. but it wasn't easy. going. 58 . Say. 4. 10. with you in private after the meeting? _ Laura simply never shuts up. 1. 19. talk in the cafe over the road. Professor Jenkins gave / did a speech about the origins of the language. Excuse me. I couldn't get a word in I saw Tania and Claire having a Dave dropped Jim made an effort to keep The government has issued He's got a good fluently. changing the form where necessary. What on earth are you talking on / about? 17. 13. I think we should write a letter of complaint to the company. 12. 6. about the crisis. 7.58. Choose the best words. Words / Speak to you later! Don't talk / say anything about the party to Simon! It's going to be a surprise. a statement command 8.she ______ jokes. 11. us a story before we went to sleep at night. 18. 2. Speaking A. Write the correct words in the spaces. 15. _ I wanted to start a conversation with her but I couldn't think of anything to Jessica isn't very good at Our grandma always used to Hilary is a natural linguist . please? at length about the plans for the new building project. 14. personally. Could you The chairman me the time. 3. that he might be leaving the company quite soon. 5. 20.

I don't want to go to the party. answers? I can't believe I accepted / fell for it! I can't honestly / truly say that I know anything about the subject. Which the most natural-sounding are Hetold me he was a multi-millionaire. She'sa pathological could throw her. but it's been blown up out of all proportion. Totell the true. I'm not interested in your guesswork. You told me you'd finished but it was an absolute / a barefaced lie! Thisisn't going to work . in his story or is he making it all up? or other. He said me a lie. for it. .59. 1. There'san element / aspect of truth to the story.trust me on this / for this! liar / compulsive deceiver and I wouldn't trust / believe her further than I 59 . Tobe honestly. I'lltakeyour words for it. so I'll make up some Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. honesty lies deception word excuse the facts truth and lies __ 1. on elderly ladies. and it doesn't seem likely to me. I don't know. It's a pack of I think you should stick to Hewas famous for practising We only have his Do you think there's any 3. Hewas a con man who obtained loans under / with false pretences. Shegave me her solemn promise / true word that she'd give me back the money tomorrow. Truth Choosethe most suitable words from the box. He told me a lie. I don't believe a word of it. 2 In ali t I don't think we can finish the building job in time.Thetruth will come in eventually. I don't like it.

b. which didn't He I couldn't beach. This film will appeal at children of all ages. 8. sir. 10. It holds little attractiveness for me. B. tolerate the looks of . stand the sight of 11. but they seem to have a. I hope that the room is a. taken a liking c. a weakness for c. about to each other. 60 . I've ______ an instant dislike to the place. begun an interest chocolate in all its forms. I'm very keen for the idea. I've always a soft spot for Simon. If Wayne's going to be there. nothing but contempt for people who drive large gas-guzzling cars. Change the form of the verb where necessary. He's got a real passionate for the outdoor life. They've never really hit them off together. Correct the mistakes in these expressions. 14. 6. Li kes and d isl ikes A. He mentioned his ex-girlfriend. I can't a. 2. grow go have take feel resist 1. of children. b. for your satisfaction b. Charlotte's got a. a pleasure in the man. bear the face of c. I'm not going. a passion about b. They only met last week. to your liking c. 13. 7. Jessicawas always very fond a. started a fancy 9. Example. 3. quite attached to this car. Choose a verb from the box. 4. 16. down well with Suzy. the temptation to have one last swim before we left the 5. towards c. of your pleasing C. so I'm not surprised she became a teacher.60. It gets to my nerves! It gets on my nerves! 12. Choose the best word to complete these sentences. b. 15.

I don't want to hurt your . mood. C. words? Do you ever sense I get the feeling that you're being watched? It's sometimes difficult to outlet I express your feelings in a foreign language. tired and sick _ 3. I'm full of admiration for the way you held I kept your temper at the meeting. He seems to be in very good . c. b. calm. sick and tired b.Willyou two just stop your arguing right now! I'm a.Matchthe two parts of the sentences.. 5. 7. 11. 10. of it. 2. 8.Onemoment she was shouting and the next she was all a. tell him you like his suit. It gets on my temper I nerves.you'll just have to a. calm and collected B. Moods A.Choose the most natural-sounding answer.1 don't care if you don't like it . 61 .. d. 6. Don't worry about him. _ 1.61. light and sweetness and feelings b.... Go on.he's always so a. You're in a good spirit I mood! What's brought that about? He's got very strong I hard feelings on the subject of national identity. 12. a. When she said she was leaving he jumped I flew into a jealous rage. He's always in a bad . 14. Nothingseems to bother him . The place has a warm and friendly . cool and collected b. 7. I'm not really in the spirit I mood for it. feelings. 13. It'll really cheer him I make his day! I can't stand this music... sweetness and light. spirits. cool. 5.. grin and bear it _ b. bear and grin it 4. Whichare the most natural-sounding 9. 6. I don't feel like going to the cinema tonight. atmosphere.

12. Come on! Use the brains! 9. thoughtless B. good brain activity. your thoughts 3. clever head about you to get it right. Tell me what you think about it. but still has a a. good sense 5. Putting hundreds of letters in envelopes is a a. Ideas and intelligence A. With the benefit of . smart brain c. 7. I'll have a thought about it and tell you what I decide. C. done 4. He had the a. 13. Correct these sentences. It crossed my that we'll have to book our tickets soon. mindless b. I've a.62. 14. sharp mind 2. brainless c. wisdom mind intelligence brains hindsight 10. 11 This book of quotations is a collection of the wit and of the ages. I admit that I was wrong. I've thought hard and long about it. b. good mind _ b. 6. 62 . b. We racked our to come up with an answer to the problem. She's 94. had c. your brains c. 1. Don't take any notice of him! He's a man of very limited and no manners. made to call the police as soon as he noticed something was wrong. I hate to thinking what might have happened! 8. Choose the most suitable word from the box. Choose the best word to complete these sentences. b. c. It's a difficult job and you need a. your wits a great idea.

I've no idea. Your guess is as good as mine. 6. Whichof these expressions 1. these sentences. blissful 2. Ishouldn't say. I know of a fact that it's true. I know precisely / absolutely what you mean. I really couldn't say. I know.63. I have no knowledge. _ b. Howmust I know? 9. I don't know a thing about classical music. e. an extensive 3. B. Knowledge A. I haven't the faintest idea! d. total ignorance of his neighbours' criminal activities. is not possible? b. I'm conscious 4. happy . It'sbeyond my comprehend. A: Do you understand? B: Yes. a big a. C. I haven't a clue. To / For the best of my knowledge. I haven't got the faintest knowledge! 7. c. c.it's more his department knowledge / area of expertise. f. knowledge of the subject of medieval history. I remembered / learnt it by heart at school. Your guess is so good as mine. of 14. I think you should consult Professor Dainty on this subject . 15. 12. Choose the most natural answer to complete 11. Example: 5.A: Where are my keys? B: _ a. A: Isthere a problem with the computer system? B:Not as far as a. I know this poem really well. b. I haven't the foggiest! b. 63 . 13. an encyclopaedic c. It's a real gap / space in my knowledge. I'm aware.Mariahas and Ignorance c.Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. the house has no major structural problems. Don't ask to me! B.Hewas living in a. 10.

Example: It's worth bearing in mind. I understand / recognise the face but the name escapes / avoids me. 1. I made a mental to ask Pete to bring the book in for me tomorrow. He committed all the irregular verb forms in English to 9. 16. I tried to remember where I'd met him but I drew a 12. Now that you say / mention it. 5. He's got a photo / photographic memory. 17. Choose the most suitable word. 15. This monument will serve as a lasting 10. _ 11. Memory A. but then something you said jogged / awoke my memory. Come to think it. Choose the most natural answer to complete these sentences. 14. Phil will be able to tell you. C. I memory note memorial souvenir blank reminder of when I need to p 7. B. It serves as a useful them. 6. 13. 2. It seems like yesterday for me. doesn't it? 4. 18. This music carries it all back. Sorry I forgot . 64 1 .64. You remember me of an old friend. 3. and forgetfulness Correct the mistakes in these expressions. It's worth bearing in the mind. I vaguely / slightly remember meeting him about ten years ago. 8. We were looking at some old photos and the memories came flooding / running back. you're right. I put all my bills on a notice board by my desk. I've got a good memory of faces. I think I saw him in the office. I'd completely forgotten her name. I brought his T-shirt back as a _ to the courage of all the men who fought so bravely of my holiday.it completely slipped my brain.

Write the correct words in the spaces. 8. No way! That's never going to happen after a million years! 15.30. I'd like to. 14. about moving house. 9. We're still undecided. Actually.. I'm expensive. you lock the front door when you go out. 7. I'm almost certainly going to Paris. about it. firm promise make sure and uncertainty have no idea I doubt it in two minds no doubt without fail no chance whatsoever _ 1. 3. second thoughts doubts make up . I'll come at 7. I'll pay you back tomorrow 2. This is the best restaurant in town. what happened. I'll let you know tomorrow for certainly. I'm a little suspicious of him. 13. Are you sure there's absolutely 6. 11. 12. What? Me go to her party? I don't think it! 16. but moving is so 5. They gave us a of it happening again? that the goods would be delivered today. This is without the doubt the finest meal I've ever eaten! 17. Certainty A.1'11 come at 7. 18.65. 65 .. I'm afraid I 4. B.Rewrite the sentence using the words in italics. I have a mixed feeling about your suggestion. on second thinking. Correct these sentences. She'sunsure about the plan. A: Will you be here tomorrow? B: very much. minds my doubts C. 10.I'vechanged my mind.

5. B. Don't just stand there . A: Do you want me to pay by cash or cheque? B: I don't mind. there's not much in there. 2. I don't want to question your judgement. There's not much in it. I've been thinking it over and at the moment I'm 12. 8. _ 9. It's up for you. but do you think that was a wise / sound / good / judged decision? 16. I'd like to 10. He really knows his own brain. 1. Which of these alternatives does not sound natural? 13. The committee hasn't made / done / reached / arrived at a decision yet. any job he wants. I'd say there's nothing to choose among them. Even though it's mainly your project. It's your choice / option / decision / call. After all. 4. it's a big decision to 11. 14. a say in the final stages. Take the pick. If I up your mind which one you want the option. 3. A: Is it better to buy a cheap car new or more expensive car second-hand? B: It's six of one and a dozen of another. Change the form if necessary. I can't really decide what to buy. 66 . You don't need my advice. C. 17. Example. Do as you decide / wish / see fit / please. A: Is it better to go by bus or taxi? B: In terms of time. Choose the best verb to complete these sentences. I need to weigh up the pros and the cons. but I'm going to go with / select / opt forI pick this red jacket here. You can have any of them. Correct the mistakes in the underlined expressions. He's so well qualified he can and towards getting a new job. collocations are in bold type. 6. It's not much of a choice. 15. I don't want to influence you.I can't wait all day. I'd get a job working in the travel industry. lean choose pick make (x2) have (x2) 7.66. Choices and decisions A. We'd like to move house. Both apartments are very nice. but we're taking our time.

I think we are of the . agree more IO. 15 We failed to reach . to disagree. The teacher suggested having the lesson outside.. We really need to break . wholeheartedly b. Choose the most suitable word from the box. Match the two parts of the sentences.67. amiable agreement 1. perfectly c. I found myself in with David. _ _ 6. down the middle.. B: I couldn't _ a. they eventually a. B.They've had a terrible and offer a five per cent increase. 16. A: I think we need to extend the deadline for this.Alec and Isabelle don't see eye to 3. b. firmly disagree with Helen's cost-cutting suggestions. agree less c.. b. a. 17. The committee was split . 14. more agree on this. hardly c. an agreement. I think we have to agree .After hours of arguing.1haveto take agreement differences argument half way eye and Disagreeing with you on that.1 a. the deadlock. 8. 67 . Agreeing A. b. decision issue 1. _ 2.. joined b. d.Theclosure of the hospital was a very controversial 7. friendly agreement an agreement on the proposal. and the students agreed a...They'vedecided to separate because of irreconcilable 4. e. c. absolutely C. I'm afraid. I'll meet you 5. same opinion.I'm sure we can come to some a. b.Foronce. came towards c. on this matter. amicable agreement c. strongly 9.Choose the best phrase to complete these sentences.. reached _ 2... 13.

Choose the most natural answer to complete these sentences. I didn't ask _ about this. opinions on that subject. 7. I think you should _ 68 . 2. If you asked me. 5. Where do you _ 8. Don't be afraid to speak your _ 2. I the view that children should be seen and not heard. 11. your opinion! 5. What's your opinion about this? 9. As I'm seeing it. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1. _ opinion is easily swayed by the media. 4. 6. it's a work of genius. 3. 10.68. C. Let me know what you think for it. I think we should cancel the order. we've got to act now or it'll be too late. 6.. 7. They've had a _ 3. 8. Personal speaking. Opinions A. Correct these sentences. it's a load of rubbish. 1.. on the issue of taxation? your opinions to yourself. of opinion on the subject. B. She has very _ 4. express / say / give / state an opinion reach an agreement / a compromise / an opinion / a consensus take the attitude / the opinion / the view / a stance public / personal/in my / popular / usual opinion have a good / bad / high / low / favourable opinion of . As far as I'm concerning.

I'm pretty for most of next week. Mysecretarywill a.1 needto control my diary to see if that's OK. c. b. redo 4. b. so let's make it the week after. b. Are you freed this evening? Are you free this evening? 1. full c. make for this weekend. Letme know when you're free. if that's OK to you.69. 6. complete . Friday 2 o'clock then. organise 10. table plan c. please. booked up 1. and we'II a. we can make it later.I'm not very pleased about the a. Weneedto a. b. Meetings A.Let's c. write up for the wedding reception. occupied b. Weneed to a. b. at 3. 8. order c. do arrangements for someone to come and water our plants while we're away. fully reserved my appointment. postpone c. but if anything comes up. S. 4. b. note down S. and arrangements Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. table arrangements for the meeting. WouldTuesday be any good with you? 7. set 2. seating arrangements i.Doyou hold a reservation. set c. fully booked I'm afraid. organise all the arrangements for your hotel. reorganise the meeting for Tuesday. pencil in b. I lookforward to see you then. sir? 2. fix a date c. take care of a date for the delivery. do a date c. Something has come up. Howabout the Monday 11 th? B.I'm going to have to a. shall we? a. a. Choosethe most natural-sounding word or phrase to complete the sentences.1phoned the hotel but they're a. make 9.I'dlike to do an appointment. b. get a date 69 9 .

Which are the most natural-sounding answers? 9. 16. is not a natural collocation? a unanimous answer / decision / agreement / verdict a joint project / cooperation / venture / account sleeping / mutual/business partnership / management / equal partner / winning / dream team 70 . It was a united force / combined attempt / joint effort. A: Did you do up the whole house on your own? B: No.70. Write the correct words in the spaces. Workers went on strike across the country to show with the miners. _ on any of the issues discussed in the 6. Fire fighters and local residents worked arm to arm / side by side / hand in hand to save the building from fire. Tom was working on it. too. with pupils. The theatre. B. working in the arts centre. James collaborated with Steve on the 4. 18. Listeners are asked to contribute their programme. The successful applicant will be active in the day by day administration / day to day management/ daily organising of the sales department. C. We need to work together to settle our 7. The mural in the school playground was a collaborative teachers all working together. parents and 2. 17. The history department joined a force / teamed up / made a team with the archaeology department to put on the exhibition. Worki ng together A. 12. 14. We need to all pull _ with the local council. 10. Which of these expressions 15. have improved the parking facilitiesfor to tackle this problem. . I've been asked to take in a survey on telephone habits. solidarity part effort project ideas partnership differences together 1. 13. 11. 5. 3. The thing that moved / brought / pulled them together was their love of music. 8. I'd like you to move / get / turn into groups of three and talk about the subject together.

b. At last we're home and dry / dry and home.Theother team were much stronger. strong in last April's elections. huge success b. vast C. 71 .Choose the best word or phrase to complete 6.Hewon a prize for his outstanding a. roaring win c. landslide victory c. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. by a narrow margin. results . b.71. success story 7 b. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. The business is going from worse to bad / bad to worse. achievements 9.I think the party a. 4. made a big hit in the end. Change the form of the verb where necessary.do these sentences. the party only B. turned out OK 8. with record profits in the first year. A: How did your son's exam a. b. You've worked hard and wish have make beat good progress in the last few months. This match is make or break / break or make for the team . b. c. go success.With her application and hard work. succeeded well 7. 14. 15. 16. The Liberal Republican party won a a.1 you every success in your new jobl us hands down. The production of Romeo and Juliet was a a. win 1. There're always losers and winners / winners and losers in every game. was a hit c. c. winning company B: He passed with flying colours! c. It was difficult to begin with.. successes c.Although they were elected. she deserves all the success she has 3. but it all a. Which of these two versions sounds more natural? 13. Success A.Thenew restaurant business was a real a. pa~ 11. spectacular 12. happened well _ b. _ 2. went really well . boom story 10. and they 5.

b. I tried those tablets but they a. B.72. through no fault of my own. 10. weren't useful at the last minute. vainly c. a complete and utter whatsoever. and surrendered to his 13. unavoidable C. Former World Chess Champion James Woods accepted the Russian opponent after just seventeen a. inescapable b. failed c. 2. c. Failure A. admit 11. b. the negotiations are a. Unfortunately. Complete these two-word expressions using the jumbled letters. 4. The factory is threatened with bankruptcy / closure / closing. moving nowhere c. Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. after it lost a contract recently. If we don't manage to do it this time. 15. an absolute and total 8. confess to b. admit the _ c. unsuccessfully . 1. but the sale a. Which of these alternatives does not sound natural? The play was a complete / total/maximum disaster and closed after only two weeks. I think that building that bridge was a. rise and sink or hit and by trial and _ _ _ _ LAFL MWIS SMSI RERRO 72 . 7. We nearly sold the house. inevitable moves. Frankly. going nowhere 12. have been in vain / lost time/ 5. 9. Trying to get the stain out wasn't a success story / didn't work / was a waste of time. in vain b. flopped defeat. did no good b. 16. didn't work waste of money. c. 14. 6. Sophie and Mike's marriage started to go wrong / die / fall apart after the birth of their first child The meeting was a total rubbish / fiasco / waste of time. then all our hard work will for nothing. not being successful for the lost treasure. a full and total c. 17. They searched a. 3. fell through b. Sometimes it takes a brave man to a.

73 . 2.Sheleft the party very early so I didn't get a 9. in my coincidence fortune ::~----------------------------~ 1. cha nee and opportu A. By a strange twist of 7. guess chance fate luck break have than judgment. Cross/ Fold your fingers and with any good fortune / luck we should have some better weather next week.Theoffer of a year's work in Paris seemed like a golden _ that happened to be right. It's funny you should ask about Jenny because. 12. Choosethe best word or phrase to complete the sentences.It was no that Jim chose the seat next to Emma. It was completely deliberate. 17.As luck would it.more by opinion. I didn't really know the answer at all . but then in 1977 he got a lucky 10.it was just a lucky 4.73. Write the most natural-sounding : I random opportunity n ity words in the spaces. to speak to her. 18.Hisacting career was going nowhere. 14. we all arrived at exactly the same time. Thenew business has been reasonably successful . or completely at 6. 15. 20. When they offered me a trip to New Zealand. Luck. C. 3. I ran / jumped at the chance. _ 5. 1opened the book at exactly the right page. Is there any chance / opportunity of getting a day off next week? coincidence. Wish / Give me luck! I'm going to take my driving test tomorrow. as it happens / by a fortunate her the day before yesterday.Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 11. By a stroke of good t it was the same car that we had sold years before. a missed / lucky / golden / once-in-a-lifetime a stroke of luck / good fortune / fate a chance of destiny / in a lifetime / in a million / meeting tell / predict / say your fortune a lucky guess / escape / opportunity / break / good opportunity 13.You can set your Mp3 player to play tracks in any order you choose. 16. B. _ 8. I met 19.

so don't worry about it. The road works are making / presenting / causing problems What's up / the matter / down / with Karen? to this problem. lost your passport? That's going to Iife difficult.. answers to this problem. The company does not sound natural? money recently. 2. a problem that's been bothering me. 14. d. Which of these alternatives 9. 19. 5. e.74. 3. I'd like to clear up . problems. for everyone. I'm sure we can find / do / come up with / work out a solution C. 15. trouble at school. have run 1. a setback when their star player was badly injured. 74 . you to any inconvenience. 4. You're being more of a hindrance . Bill took early retirement 21. We're faced with the difficult / tricky / nasty problem I think that he's heading for problems / disaster / catastrophe. Choose the most suitable and solutions verb from the box. f. This forces us to take desperate ... 7. 18.. 13.. I never got into . a. due to health . out the problem before you get back. go be suffer put sort make a problem.. 11. 16. 8. c. Call me if you I've You've into a few difficulties on the project. After starting I don't well. 10.. than a help. 20. 17. Match the two parts of the sentences. want to 6. has run into a few problems / difficulties / troubles with It puts me in a very terrible / awkward / difficult position. There are no easy . You won't We'll try to The team a bother to anyone. 12.. b. of how to reduce our expenses.. B. measures to resolve this.. I'm afraid. Change the form of the verb where necessary.. it all began to horribly wrong. Problems A..

I can't tell from them apart. 15. Choosethe best word or phrase to complete these sentences.Hiscreativity and his imagination set him a. the same path c. 6.75.The band's new album is a bit of a a.Although these two watches look very similar. We're at the same wavelength. I can't tell / say / know the difference between this cheap wine and the expensiveone. apart c. 5. Example: They are exact the same. We've got a lot in common for each other. departure from 75 . spot 13. much difference c. change of c. b. B. I can't tell one against the other. all the difference to the old one. but their habits are pretty similar / alike / close.There's a near / strong / heavy similarity between this book and the last one shewrote. b. the difference between these two pictures. The brothers are two of the kind. C. 1. in contrast b. 14.Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. Similarity and difference A. is from other writers in this genre. 4. notice a. find 12. They are exactly the same. 2. 9. b. 7. It's much the same than it ever was. there's a. close resemblance their usual style.The new organisation was run along a. 8. They live in different countries. The gleaming new skyscrapers contrast suddenly / a lot / sharply with the shanty towns that surround them. Choose the most natural-sounding word to complete each sentence. Thisshop-bought cake a. Storiesabout the mysterious appearance of the ghost differ closely / strongly / widely. He bears a striking / pointed / crucial resemblance to the portrait of his great grandfather. bears no resemblance to the homemade one you made last week. 3. similar lines 17. b. 12. 10. a wide difference 16. move from b. carries c. 11. Try and c. different in the world between them.

reason. cause of the problem. 8. 9. influence on curiosity. Ca use a nd effect A. a hidden reason 2.. We can't pullout of the deal without good . 7. longer consequences 3. That's the reason of why they argued. He claimed that he just wanted to help. about c.. make c. 10. _ 1. 11. do the other pupils. grounds.76. 17.. e. b. I only opened the letter a. 12. behind 4.. b.. Correct the mistakes in these expressions. a secret purpose of this discovery have not yet been considered. out of a reason. Bill took early retirement on health . Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. 76 . wider implications the closure of the hospital? b. His teachers felt that he was a bad a. c. Match the two parts of the sentences. No good can come from it.. consequences for local people. There are several possible explains for this. 16. but in fact he had a. effect on 6. There's no cause for a concern.. Example: It stands in reason. give 5. out of b. TV advertising can exert a strong . not because I was suspicious of him.. 13. a. 14. b. from B. C. further effects b. The b. consequence on c. an ulterior motive c.. influence on younger viewers. It's necessary to treat the underlying . Lucy said she wanted to leave but she didn't a. a. Picasso had an enormous . in c. What are the reasons a. We're safe. c. impact on the art world. It stands to reason. e. 15.... d. The council's decision may have far-reaching . thanks for you.

The whole place is in a state S. Complete the crossword. There's a _ 4.. b. 1. Let me know if you _ 2. She's changed _ all recognition! 77 ... change around here at the moment. d. a change of heart / scenery / direction / love 8. to the contract. Match the two parts of the sentences. This _ back now! a change from being at work! some changes around here. 1. 3. change your personality / house / colour / places with C. He made a few adjustments . c. of flux. radical/complete / new / dramatic / sudden transformation / big / large change 11. from the past. of stability in the stock market at the moment. 3.77... a subtle / sudden / gradual/quick 12. f. 6 down.. there's no _ 6 across. a.She felt she needed a break . We need to _ 7. 4. B. 2.Well. It's _ your mind. changeable weather / story / climate / personality 9.. man. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 7.. Cha nges A. bring about / do / cause / make changes 10. . You've brought about a change . The old sports stadium was transformed . e. for the better. The exchange rate varies from . He came back from India a S. into a state-of-the-art complex 6. day to day.

Match the two parts of the sentences. 17. This isn't where I want to spend the rest of my life. They _ 21. I'll be there at nine o'clock on the . If you'll be quiet momentarily 9. 20. If you don't hurry up. 5. It's nice to get into the countryside every now and . 13. 4. the next train should be arriving by / in a few minutes. d.. Ti me 'I ~ ~ ---':~.. out of time. 17. Write the missing words into the grid. Sorry I'm late. 10. Choose the most natural-sounding word to complete the sentences. time again. 15. a.. B: No. These watches are very reliable.78. we'll_ 18. The time may _ it? when he wishes he hadn't done that. 16. 16. I lost of the time. I'll probably do it sooner or . I always _ ages to get ready in the morning. later.. B. Don't worry about the future -live for the here and . 7. e. A: Would you ever go there? / for a minute.. 3.. 18. ~ A. 6. b. to pass the / save / lose / waste / spend time to be on / out of / in / with time to go round / away from / against the clock the time of your life / day / year / your age D. c. perfect time. Don't spend / take all day' It's time to go! C. dot. but it's Ok for the present time / the time being. 1. -.. 14. 78 ... 19. never in a million years / all time! his month. I've told you time and .. According to the timetable / As the timetable says. now. 2. The word in grey is the answer to number 21. 11. 21. 20.. We're going to be working to a very tight schedule / hard timetable 8.. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 12. What time do you _ 19. I'll tell you. then.

19.79. 16. How much do you pay in rent a month / for one month? You told me the cheque was in the post but a month has finished / gone by and I still haven't received it. 15. It's going to be one of Day you just sit there on your sofa feeling sorry for yourself! B. 10. 4.Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. Don't forget that the clocks jump / go forward next Saturday. I only work four days in a week / a week. 11. 12. months A. See you the day after tomorrow / the tomorrow of tomorrow! isn't it? It's very warm for the time of year / this season's weather. _ _ 1. 5. . It's a great apartment. 8. Days. 7. even in the depths of / the heart of winter. and seasons on end the day Write the correct words in the spaces. 6. I think we should take it one day at He sits and reads his books for days Well. C. The house is usually nice and warm. He just lives from day I've been tidying and cleaning all and I need a break.' I guess it's not that important. 9. I missed the bus and lost my wallet. I suppose. 14. at the end of She spends her time cataloguing the collection. He doesn't plan for the future. in the coming / winter / next few / soon months seasonal produce / weathers / variations / adjustment in the spring time / summer time / autumn time / winter time a long / wet / clean weekend 79 . day in. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 17. 13. Summer's over and the nights are drawing / closing in now. 20. 2. 18. 3. those days a time to day day long day out after day _ _ .

e. Match the two parts of the sentences. first thoughts _ my name and calling me Suzy. He kept forgetting b. Maybe we should begin at the . steady. 4. right from the start 10.. d. 3. First and foremost 9. Which word or phrase is not a suitable collocation for the situation? 8. 2 1. done. a. 6.. a. so we didn't a.. 5.. I'd like to welcome you all to the fifth annual meeting... or it'll all end 15. Write the correct words in the spaces. end.. so who would like to get the ball rolling? b. Our holiday was a disaster from start to . get set. in tears to a halt in sight bitter end to a close 13. dry. A. The first signs of spring are here as winter draws _ _ 80 . It'll be nice to finish the project once and .. 3. Ready.80. So if all the athletes are in their places now a. from the outset _ b. from the kick-off _ b. I suppose I might as well watch this awful movie to the 14.. Go! 11. f. 7. go! to the plans. get off to a very good start b. we're home and . He pressed the 'off' button and the machine slowly ground _ 16. finish. a. initial reactions 12. Once we've finished this. beginning. 2. when all's said and . g.. I never really liked him. . b. B. Beginning and Ending 1. make a good beginning C. The end is 17. Stop playing with those matches.. It's only a party. I'd like to hear your a. On your marks.. go! c. First of all c.. for all. In the beginning c. I read it from beginning to . foremost. c. early ideas c. This company is a supermarket first and . I've early finished painting the house now.

4 low temperature. 13 bite.Answer . 4 in / average / full. 4 diet. 12 meal. 6 recovery Getting Around 1travel. 15 b. 18 saucer. 26 got into. 11 take. 10 directions. 12 get. 14 check. 6 have. 12 13 do. 3 serious illness. 14 helping 15strong. 17 crooked teeth 1a heavy meal. 15 look at. 17 a. 16 night. 14a. 2 goes. Health and Sickness 1severepain. 10 dish. 19 b. 15 on the move c. 18 plate. 16 watch. 8 clean. 8 b. 7 b. 6 home / convenience. 17 e. 9 dressed. 3 unfit.14 on. 11 there yet / not far. 18 d. 11 directions. 5 features / adopt. 13 take / had 1 headache. 5 high fever 6 take. 8 9 wearing / carrying 14curly hair. 28 break Physicalappearance 1 looks/ dress. 11 course. 6 doing / put on. 10 comb. 3 disease. 16 broad shoulders. 9 taking / getting. 8 takes.25 usual/special. 4 by foot. 8 direction. 5 sweet wine 6 a. 16 vegetables. 17 huge. 3 going. 17 butter. 20 get your hair cut. 17 leave 18answerthe door Imocl(ing. 5 health. leg. 15 pepper. 2 age. 5 house. 4 go. 9 directions. Everyday activities key 1getting. 2 stale bread. 27 regular. 2 on. 16 c.2 ambulance. 19 speed 7 out / leave / included. 7 had. 10 my way. 3 holiday. 11 a. 19 it gets dark. 9 c. 5 taxi. 7 scruffy / make. 15 dry skin. 4 on / management. 8 get / take. 2 minor injuries. 12 b 14fork. 10 had. 11 put on. 3 out of bed. 3 a mild curry. 12 non-stop. 9 transport / get around. 19 chips 1way/ show. 4 still mineral water (also: fizzy / flat mineral water). 12 direction a. 22 typical of 23 have for lunch 24usual.2 a travel. 20 a direction. 18 c 81 . 21 made a terrible mistake.7 directions. 5 make. lOb. 6 car travels/ off / packed / go. 7 have. reservation booked / 9 order.

16 having / to. 17 a bad. 7 next of kin. 3 take off / get in / time. 16 d. 13 suitcase c: 14 b. 2 close. 14 c. 9 happy B: 10 couple / just. 14 having. 5 fast / stop. 17 get involved / broke up with C: 18 bride. 17 gets behind the wheel. 9. 2 a. 18 fasten. 7 long B: 8 Keep in touch. Love and marriage A: 1 had. 8 an expectant B: 9 b. 9 given. 6 toasted. 16 relations. 4 b. 4 get to / change. 18 getting. 17 c 9. 12 a six mile tailback. 3 d. 16 doing. 6 sour. 4 spoilt. 15 have. 9 Make yourself at home. 5 held. 20 tale. 11 mountains. Friends and colleagues A: 1 high. 2 immediate. 20 a two-hour drive A: 1 11. 15 terms. 16 run out of. 5 distant relative. 11 a. Driving A: 1 clever. 4 left / stopover. 11 nice to me C: 12 make. 15 strongly / relationship. 13 life. 15 e. 3 madly. 7 made. 19 taken 12. 7 city. 10 give C: 11 works / serious. 12 d. 5 strong. 8 holiday. lOa. 7 terminal / crossing. 4 yourspeed B: 5 doing. 3 enormous. 5 return / outbound. 18 give c: 14 have. 14 struck up. 19 marriage. 3 gets. 14 stuck. 2 last / miss. 13 pull. 13 romance. 13 b 16 raise. 12 opposite. lOb. 11 first sight. 18 terms. Public Transport A: 1 office / booked. 2 go through security. 8 do. 11 a. 15 booked. Holidays c. 15 brought. Flying A: 1 delayed / technical difficulties. 14 going out. 6 go. 8 remain / complete standstill B: 9 small-haul. 4 reception. 13 b. 15 e. 16 a. 5 e B: 6 guest. 8 fare / journey B: 9 d. 7 observe. 4 wide. 19 casual 14. 17 a. 12 b.~ Answer key OJ « VI ~ c 8. 6 runs. 12 control. Families A: 1 large / an only. 11 embark. 8 honeymoon. 18 c 10. 3 at / on. 17 sitting. 6 seat / in advance. 7 gave. dependent C: 10 breakfast. 21 love 82 . 19 in. 2 wedding. 10 of yours. 12 spade 0: 13 send. 6 experiencing / fastened. 17 start. 3 warm. 2 a lift. 10 duty free. 13.

6 position. 9 d. 13 indoor.Answer 15. 3 b. 7 a. 9 do. Housework A: 1 d. 18 b 22. Shopping A: 1 usual. 5 a. 2 department. 3 c. 15 prime. 20 c 20. 11 child key c: 12 ripe. 6 living. 8 done. 17 a. 4 company. 16 hang. 12 an object. 10. 7 c B: 10 fashion. 16 c. 13 do. Houses and housing A: 1 d. 14 stores / shopping / independent. 19 a. Others: home 18. 3 a. 10 b. 7 officer. 8 get. 9 section. 5 d. 6 round / hunting. 3 shopping. 13 traders / outlets. 11 a c: 12 lay. 3 c. 17 make. 10 b B: 12 and 17: house. 18 read. 6 b. 5 manager. 2 c. 15 c. 3 send. 5 got. 2 for a shop. 2 d. 10 standing in a queue. dropped out of. 13 tender. 2 d. 15 conducted c: 16 study. 6 take B: 7 doing. 13 at / reading. 8 salary 83 . 14 natural. 13 a. 4 a. 7 b. 3 a. 4 a. 17 clear. 3 good / relevant. 8 a. 6 d. 9 b. 14 make. 4 studying. 12 taking. 5 c B: 6 d. 14 b. 2 b. 9 c. 11 purchase / exchanged. 16 new-born 16: Education A: 1 started. 16 e. 17 d. 5 b B: 6 b. 2 a good job. 2 do. 14 untidily c: 15 d. 5 non-stop. 18 get 19. 7 b B: 8 content. 6 b. 4 c. 7 done / shopping days. 4 job. Youth and age A: 1 b. 15 draw. 11 summer. 4 keeper B: 5 go / ordering. 7 b. 15 items / express C: 16 e. 18 b. Work 1 A: 1 the office. 12 b. 17 a. 8 b. 7 at. 2 e. 10 apply B: 11 b. 9 out of stock / order. 20 lower 17. 18 b. 10 new. 9 work. 12 holders / farmer's market. Work 2 A: 1 b. 3 workers. Clothes and fashion A: 1 b. 10 b c: 1 redundant. 11 do. 14 hand in. 4 b. 5 b. 8 pick up. 19 c 21. 19 lose. 4 e. 8 b.

9 order. 9 deal. 2 doing.Answer 23. 5 b B: 6 c. D: 14 fortune. 16 mistake. 4 e. 7 come to. 4 make. 12 follow. 11 c C. 12 down / get. 6 open. 5 a B: 6 pay with. 9 a. Science and Technology A: 1 c. Money 1 A: 1 b. 8 a. 5 doing B: 6 national. 11 price. 3 d. 5 b B: 6 b. 5 d B: 6 faulty / manufacturer. 11 b. 11 change / exchange. 3 made. 2 e. 15 apparatus C. 15 c. 2 e. 7 d. 15 a. 7 spare. 2 a. 10 a. 13 running. 4 c. 13 approximation D: 14 made. 3 back up / goes down. 14 e. 3 b. 9 a total of fifteen C: 10 big. 14 comply with. 8 pay on. 13 can't afford. 11 opened. 9 a C: 10 cost / increasing. 5 have. 14 switches itself off / save. Money 2 A: 1 c. 3 b. 7 friend. 17 keeping. 16 currency. Computers A: 1 enter. 2 a. 18 engineer. 20 instant 11 activated / set off. 10 take up C: 11 c. 15 low / high. 9 pay in. Business key A: 1 make. 16 process 28. 8 shock. 19 borrow 25. 18 expand. 16 sharply. 4 click on. 17 take out. D: 15 do. 13 with / healthy 15 economy. 17 d 84 . 12 money. 9 c. 10 broken down. 10 c. 13 a. 12 a c: 13 c. 3 a. 18 track 27. 17 a 24. 4 c. 19 technical. Bureaucracy A: 1 d. 12 working / serviced 29. 8 do you make it?. 16 b. C. 14 b. 3 b. 7 run / close down B: 8 a. 15 break. / wrong. 17 turn over. 16 get into. 4 a. 13 apply for. 16 b. 17 income 26: Numbers and statistics A: 1 d. 7 payoff. 7 a. 8 trade. 2 e. 4 a. 12 b. 5 c B: 6 I've lost count. 2 type. 8 b. 10 pay by 14 heavily 12 waste.

4 read. 6 someone on the phone. 3 note. 16 in. Music and dance A: 1 choir / voice. 14 fiction. 21 a 35. 11 gave. 13 acting. 8 a. 4 words. 3 ring. Writing and books A: 1 rub out. 12 block capitals c: 13 love. 6 the spotlight. 11 to put pen to paper. 13 tune in / pick up. 19 b 34. 12 c. 7 stage fright. track B: 7 play. 7 practise. 2 tune. Telephones A: 1 engaged / get through. 3 for three months. 8 curtain call B: 9 act. 3 hold. 3 put into. 11 everyday c: 12 watching / on. 7 voicemail. 19 e. 10 a. 2 start. 7 b. 11 talk. Leisure A: 1 put. 14 go / do / play 85 . 8 b. 15 e. 12 go on. 10 beat. 17 on. 5 hold. 4 made. 4 number. 3 receiver. 5 tone 31. 4 work. 15 zapping / on. TV and radio A: 1 b. 2 antique. 18 c. 14 the tango / partner. 9 go. 7 ring. 8 film. 15 bursts. 12 playing. 2 court. 9 terrible / rhythm. 13 doing. 10 start. 3 take. 17 d. 2 telephone. 12 c. 3 b. 8 words. 13 ear / tune. 2 call you back / up. 13 d. 20 b. 4 take. 12 lamp. 14 a. 10 done. 6 message. 11 a C. 18 feature / failure 33. 15 long. 18 book. 14 a. 6 c B: 7 comedy. 14 performance. 9 block. Art and artists A: 1 hold. 9 c. 10 b c: 11 d. 4 on the stage. 11 gone. 8 home B: 1 call. 19 master 37. 3 an electronic. 2 line. 4 rink. Sport 1 A: 1 course. Films. 15 e 32. 17 typical. 18 a. 5 camera B: 6 b. 5 a. 5 pool. 8 battery c: 1 house. 10 programme. 9 movie. 13 b. 5 albums / career B: 6 out of tune. 3 stadium. 16 b 36. 10 print. 7 it up. 5 keep B: 6 in full. 15 comedy c: 16 c. 2 dress rehearsal.Answer key 30. 16 taken / good c: 17 d. 16 printed. 8 black and white. 2 jot down. 5 a standing ovation. 9 b. 5 take B: 6 c. 5 returned my calls. Theatre A: 1 the lead. 4 ring. 2 c. 8 does. 7 a. 4 a.

15 e. 11 a. 18 entering. 13 weak. 2 bees. 8 heavy. 5 wild dogs. 5 flora and fauna. 5 sunlight. 17 strict D: 18 b. 12 strong. 6 locusts B: 7 b. 7 c. 11 c. Animals A: 1 seagulls. 5 down life. 2 a verdict / found. 5 match (a try is from rugby) B: 6 a. 4 small. 14 environmental c: 15 b. 13 a C: 14 planet. 14 big. 4 kittens. 17 do you do. 16 the world record. 8 a. 19 c. 19 took part in. 9 b. 19 robbers 44. 15 committed C: 14 order. 17 harvest 42. 12 b. 17 b 39. Crime A: 1 stealing. 12 b c: 13 d. 3 sheep. 8 a. 2 a million pounds. 9 strike. 18 We went cycling. Sport 2 A: 1 players. 9 thick. 12 keep.Answer key C: 15 won the match. 5 growing B: 6 b. 4 of an offence / proved. 8 b. Punishment A: 1 scene / fingerprints. 16 driving. 3 take. 9 nature B: 10 problems. 16 flowing. 16 cows. 2 admire the view. 10 b. 8 development / damage. 9 c. 6 wind B: 7 strong. 2 crop. 3 elephants. 19 c. 12 b C: 13 corn. 2 lightning. 13 countryside. 7 c. 7 served. 20 e 40. 3 snow. 20 c 43. 6 minor. 17 d. 7 smash B: 8 speeding. 15 horses. 3 snow-capped / countryside / breathtaking. 3 tennis. 3 any / an arrest. 12 previous. 4 rain. 6 friendly. Nature and the environment A: 1 thick. 5 major. 4 golf. 15 savage. 7 spectacular. 15 regulations. 3 things. 17 punishment. 6 pleads. 6 evidence / against. 14 fields. 11 environment. 20 beat us 38. 10 hard C: 11 wind. 10 c. 5 carrying out / investigation. 13 against. 15 heavy. 2 teach. 11 record. 9 b. 8 in custody / on B: 1 let. 14 c. 10 c. 4 helping. 4 full. 9 find 86 . 18 a. 16 f. 5 across lack. 11 c. The weather A: 1 thunder. 10 an armed. 4 rocky / sandy. 14 highly. 2 leg. 16 a. 7 custodial / a fine. 17 alive 41. 8 gave. 16 horrible. Agriculture A: 1 agricultural.

4 under moonlight. 7 b B: 8 c. 13 gives off. 9 place. 3 by sea. 4 b. 13 get. lOa candidate. 9 a. Light A: 1 hard. 20 a 10 full-bodied. 13 in 47. 11 b. 9 c C: 10 snow-cold. 15 nightlight. 9 b. 14 shot. 8 c. 5 c. 2 fiery. wearing / stinking. 12 the leadership. lOa. 15 b 48. lOb. 17 c 49. B: 7 run. 2 going. Water A: 1 shortage.Answer 45. lOa. 3 light. 16 in the news key 46. 18 quench. 2 d. 13 wet. 4 weak. Politics A: 1 c. 8 c. 2 supplies. 15 b. Tastes and smells A: 1 stink. Journalism and the News A: 1 b. 18 d. 19 b. 17 f. power. 2 odour. 6 c. drip 50. 9 a. Fire A: 1 home. 15 broke. 14 87 . 11 accounting. 10 come. 11 a. 9 caught. 7 a. 12 sweet and sour. 6 burn B: 7 c. 11 pouring. 12 having. 12 gassed. 5 f. 6 e. 3 c. 2 wide. 3 perfume. 14 investigative. 5 red. 2 b. 5 night 16 darkly. lOa c: 11 make. 8 b. 17 shiny 51. 16 a. Disasters A: 1 c. 5 flavour. 3 b. 4 sweet B: 5 a. 14 in favour of 11 general election. B: 6 b. 4 c. 6 savour B: 7 nice / have you got on. 4 g. 14 a. 9 b. 12 c. 5 a. 3 a. 6 a B: 7 to power. 2 a. 3 horrible. 17 leak. 15 acquired C: 16 c. 13 broken / press. 8 make. 6 c. 3 falling. 4 moist B: 5 d. 13 a. 7 c. Sleep A: 1 heavy. 9 a military coup. 13 b. 12 c. 6 e. 11 a. 4 office. 8 a. 8 a landslide victory. 14 had 52. 14 river. 15 dust 0: 16 drink. 12 c C: 13 flashing. 11 bring C: 12 front. 8 a keen. 7 a. 14 b.

14 a statement. 3 pace. 15 crossed. 14 solemn promise. 10 c. 3 a. 9 b. 16 burst. 16 stroll. lOb. 9 a. 15 crept. 17 hear. 4 planted. 2 spoke. 13 a. 9 f. 2 fast. 13 grinning. 7 b. 18 wandered D: 19 round. 4 resist. Movement A: 1 take. 3 stamped. 11 b. 12 e C: 13 dash. 7 excuse B: 8 tell the truth. 15 b. 11 c C: 12 shrugged. 20 making 57. 4 b. 8 a halt B: 9 surely. 9 b. 8 c. 16 under. 4 deception. Speaking A: 1 tell. 11 volume. 14 broke. 3 the facts. 6 your time. 5 grown. 13 honestly. 18 a barefaced. Shouts. 2 d. 17 had. 4 e. Likes and dislikes A: 1 had. 15 turn down. 17 f. 8 a. 20 b A: 1 b. 2 d. 20 about 59. 14 fell. 18 crash. 5 tell. 3 say. Speed A: 1 speed limit. 4 relief. lOa. 3 took. 12 little. 16 silence. 2 had. 16 c. 9 take your word for it. 11 will come out c: 12 fell for. 19 noisy. 5 a move on. 12 a hint. 5 c B: 6 voice / peace. 17 clap 54. 5 a B: 6 a. 18 d. 19 g. 4 telling. 5 word. 10 easy. 6 with naked feet B: 7 d. 16 a 58. 15 c: 16 gave. 6 speaks. 7 speaking B: 8 your mind. 12 blast 56. 20 forwards. 11 heart to heart. 2 a hurry. 10 To be honest. 5 sadly B: 6 c. 19 say. 7 c. 13 step c: 14 e. 21 side 55. 5 remain. 17 strode. 14 made. 11 c. 8 b. 15 a. 17 element. 3 rough. 13 the conversation. 2 go. 2 lies. Gestures c. 11 b 88 . 14 c.Answer A: 1 key 53. 11 furious. 8 ears. 9 a word. 12 b. 4 slow motion. Sounds c: 13 noise. 6 feel B: 7 a. 7 sound. Truth and lies A: 1 honesty. 10 racket. 60. 9 hearing. 7 top speed. 15 pathological 19 on this liar / trust. 18 Speak. command 10 edgeways. lOa. 3 e. cries and whispers A: 1 big. 8 a. 6 truth.

Answer
C; 12 attraction, 13 keen on, 14 passion for, 15 appeal to, 16 hit it off

key

61. Moods an feelings A: 1 b, 2 a, 3 b, 4 b B: 5 d. 6 c. 7 b, 8 a C: 9 get, 10 express, 11 kept, 12 flew, 13 make his day, 14 nerves, 15 mood, 16 strong, 17 mood

62. Ideas and intelligence A: 1 a, 2 c. 3 b. 4 c. 5 a B: 6 long and hard, 7 hate to think, 8 Use your brains, 9 have a think C: 10 brains, 11 wisdom, 12 intelligence,
13 mind, 14 hindsight

63. Knowledge and ignorance A: 1 b. 2 b, 3 a, 4 e B: 5 couldn't say, 6 faintest idea, 7 ask me, 8 should I know, 9 comprehension, C: 11 gap, 12 To, 13 area of expertise, 14 precisely, 15 learnt
10 for a fact

64. Memory and forgetfulness A: 1 think of it, 2 for faces, 3 brings it all back, 4 slipped my mind, 5 remind me of, 6 to me. B: 7 reminder, 8 memory, 9 memorial,
10 souvenir, 11 blank, 12 note 16 photographic, 17 flooding, 18 jogged

C: 13 vaguely, 14 recognise / escapes, 15 mention,

65. Certainty and uncertainty A: 1 without fail, 2 make sure, 3 have no idea, 4 in two minds, 5 no chance, 6 firm promise, 7 I doubt it, 8 no
doubt

B: 9 I've had second thoughts, 10 She's having doubts about the plan, 11 We still haven't made up our minds / We still can't make up our minds, 12 I have my doubts about him. (Variations are also possible) C: 13 on second thoughts,
mixed feelings 14 in a million years, 15 I don't think so, 16 without doubt, 17 for certain, 18 have

66. Choices and decisions A: 1 It's up to you, 2 choose between them, 3 Take your pick, 4 half-a-dozen, B: 7 make, 8 had, 9 have, 10 make, 11 leaning, 12 pick / choose C: 13 option, 14 decide, 15 judged, 16 done, 17 select

5 own mind, 6 the pros and cons

67. Agreeing and disagreeing A: 1 issue, 2 eye, 3 differences, 4 half way, 5 argument, B: 8 c. 9 a, lOb,
11 c, 12 a

6 decision, 7 agreement

c: 13 d,

14 c, 15 b, 16 e, 17 a

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68. Opinions

key

A: 1 say, 2 an opinion, 3 the opinion, 4 usual, 5 bad

B: 6 I'm concerned, 7 ask me, 8 opinion on this, 9 As I see it, 10 what you think / what you think about it, 11 Personallyspeaking C: 1 mind, 2 difference, 3 strong, 4 for, 5 take, 6 popular, 7 stand, 8 keep

69. Meetings

and arrangements

A: 1 have a reservation, 2 OK with you, 3 check my diary, 4 seeing you, 5 make an appointment, 6 good for you,

7 How about Monday the 11th? (Note: in written English, 'the' is usually omitted, giving 'Monday 11th') B: 8 c, 9 a, 10 c, 11 b, 12 c, 13 b, 14 a, 15 c, 16 a

70. Working together A: 1 part, 2 effort, 3 project, 4 partnership, 5 together, 6 differences, 7 ideas, 8 solidarity B: 9 side by side, 10 get, 11 joint effort, 12 day to day management, 13 brought, 14 teamed up C: 15 answer, 16 cooperation, 17 mutual, 18 partnership

71. Success
A: 1 made, 2 had, 3 wish, 4 beat, 5 won

B: 6 c, 7 a, 8 a, 9 b. 10 b, 11 a, 12 c C: 13 bad to worse, 14 home and dry, 15 make or break, 16 winners and losers

72. Failure
A: 1 maximum, 2 closing, 3 wasn't a successstory, 4 lost time, 5 die, 6 rubbish

B: 7 b, 8 a, 9 a, 10 c. 11 a, 12 a, 13 a
C: 14 fall, 15 swim, 16 miss, 17 error

73. Luck, chance and opportunity A: 1 luck, 2 opportunity, 3 guess, 4 coincidence, 5 random, 6 fate, 7 fortune, 8 chance, 9 break, 10 have B: 11 lucky, 12 fate, 13 of destiny, 14 say, 15 opportunity
C: 16 as it happens, 17 jumped, 18 Wish, 19 chance, 20 Cross/ luck

74. Problems and solutions
A: 1 have, 2 run, 3 make, 4 go, 5 put, 6 be, 7 sort, 8 suffered

B: 9 troubles, 10 terrible, 11 nasty, 12 problems, 13 presenting, 14 down, 15 do C: 16 c. 17 f, 18 e, 19 a, 20 b, d

75. Similarity and difference
A: 1 tell, 2 strong, 3 striking, 4 similar, 5 sharply, 6 widely

B: 7 tell them, 8 as it ever was, 9 two of a kind, 10 on the same, 11 in common with, 12 one from the other
C: 12 c. 13 a, 14 b. 15 b, 16 a, 17 c

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76. Cause and effect A: 1 b. 2 b, 3 c. 4 a, 5 c. 6 a B: 7 e, 8 d. 9 a, 10 e, 11 b, 12 c

key

c: 13 explanations,

14 reason why, 15 for concern, 16 thanks to you, 17 come of it

77. Changes A: 1 e, 2 c, 3 b. 4 a, 5 d. 6 f B: 7 love, 8 story, 9 do, 10 new, 11 large, 12 house C: 1 change, 2 all, 3 lack, 4 changed, 5 going, 6 across makes, 6 down make, 7 beyond

78. Time A: 1 d, 2 a, 3 b. 4 e, 5 c B: 6 According to the timetable / in, 7 tight schedule, 8 for a minute, 9 a million years, 10 the time being, 11 take
C: 12 lose, 13 with, 14 away from, 15 your age D: 16 take, 17 run, 18 make, 19 come, 20 keep, 21 track

79. Days, months and seasons A: 1 a time, 2 on end, 3 the day, 4 day out, 5 to day, 6 day long, 7 those days, 8 after day B: 9 a month, 10 gone by, 11 depths of, 12 drawing, of year
C: 17 soon, 18 weathers, 19 autumn time, 20 clean 13 go, 14 a week, 15 the day after tomorrow, 16 the time

80. Beginning and ending A: 1 f, 2 g, 3 a, 4 e, 5 b, 6 d. 7 c B: 8 c, 9 a, 10 c, 11 b, 12 b
C; 13 bitter end, 14 in tears, 15 to a halt, 16 in sight, 17 to a close

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4 Driving 10 Education 16 Effect 76 Ending 80 Environment 39 Everyday activities 1 Failure 72 Families 12 Farming 41 Fashion 20 Index Feelings 61 Films 32 Finance 24. 10 Travel 11 Truth 59 TV 32 Uncertainty 65 University 16 Water 49 Weather 42 Whispers 57 Work 21. 8. 29 Telephones 30 Television 32 The environment 39 Theatre 33 Time 78 Transport 6. 41 Arrangements 69 Art 35 Beginning 80 Birds 40 Books 36 Bureaucracy 27 Business 23 Cars 10 Cause 76 Certainty 65 Chance 73 Changes 77 Children 15 Choices 66 Clothes 20 Colleagues 13 College 16 Computers 29 Crime 43 Crying 57 Dance 34 Days 79 Decisions 66 Difference 75 Directions 7 Disagreeing 67 Disasters 47 Dislikes 60 Drink 3.x (1) "'C +-' c U (1) Subject Age 15 Agreeing 67 Agriculture 41 Air travel 9 Animals 40. 38 Statistics 26 Success71 Talking 58 Taste 52 Technology 28.~ :J 92 . 9. 22.0 V'\ . 70 Writing 36 Youth 15 . 23.25 Months 79 Moods 61 Movement 54 Music 34 Nature 39 News 45 Numbers 26 Opinions 68 Opportunity 73 Physical appearance 2 Planes 9 Politics 46 Problems 74 Public transport 6. 25 Fire 48 Flying 9 Food 3. 4 Forgetting 64 Free time 31 Friends 13 Gestures 53 Health 5 Holidays 11 Housework 18 Housing 17 Ideas 62 Ignorance 63 Illness 5 Intelligence 62 Journalism 45 Knowledge 63 Law 43. 9 Punishment 44 Radio 32 Remembering 64 Roads 10 Schools 16 Science 28 Seasons 79 Shopping 19 Shouting 57 Sickness 5 Similarity 75 Sleep 51 Smell 52 Solutions 74 Sounds 56 Speaking 58 Speed 55 Sport 37. 8.44 Leisure 31 Lies 59 Light 50 Likes 60 Looks 2 Love 14 Luck 73 Marriage 14 Meetings 69 Memory 64 Mobile phones 30 Money 24.

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