CHECK YOUR VOCABULARY

FOR

NATURAL ENGLISH COLLOCATIONS
by
Jon Marks Alison Wooder

A & C Black • London

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This first edition published in Great Britain 2007

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© Jon Marks 2007

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

38. 76. 46. 42. 65. 53. 19. 16. 33. 51. 4. 73. 70. 12. 18. 39. 47. 58. 22. 9. 78. 3. 49. 79. 54. 8. 43. 35. 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. 69. 66. 10. 2. 50. 68. 17.+J +J ~ c (]) Contents Unit 1. 63. 7. 75. 29. 15. 55. 62. 25. 72. 60. 5. 74. 27. 52. 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. 37. 23. 40. 13. 56. 6. chance and opportunity Problems and solutions Similarity and difference Cause and effect Changes Time Days. 57. . 48. 21. Agriculture The weather Crime Punishment Journalism and the News Politics Disasters Fire Water Light Sleep Tastes and smells Gestures Movement Speed Sounds Shouts. 67. 24. 61. 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. 36. 44. months and seasons Beginning and ending 14. 77. 32. 71. 26. 11 . 30. 20. 31. 28. 64. 80. 59. 45. 34.

I began / got into the habit of drinking too much coffee when I went to Italy. If I've got time.1. 26. That's typical for you! You always have to have the last word! 23. I usually leave / depart B. " TV in the morning. Nothing special/uncommon. a shower and clean / wash 10 my teeth. the usual/normal thing. I sometimes the front page of the 15 my email and look at / watch newspaper. because I don't like getting / making ready in a hurry. .15.30. 6 5 a cup of tea and have / eat my hair and wear / put on 13 some breakfast. usual/regular as clockwork. Then I get clothed / dressed 11 order / comb control/check 17 my make-up. Then I do / make 15 the bed and do / make 14 the washing up. Choose the right word. My alarm clock sounds / goes off bed / from my bed I do / make use 12 7 2 1 at 6. Correct these sentences. Sue is talking about her typical morning. so I suppose it's business as usual/normal. Everyday activities A. Where did you get your hairs cut? 21. Could you answer the door knocking? I'm in the middle of something. I usually pull the curtains as soon as it goes dark. "My typical morning starts quite early. Choose the right verb to complete the collocations. Oh no! I've just realised I did a terrible mistake! 22. 27. 19. You're back from holiday now. Steve couldn't break / end the habit of lighting a cigarette after dinner. My husband wakes up at six o'clock. What did you have as lunch today? C. then I get out of 3 and walk / go 8 4 downstairs in my dressing gown. 18. 24. I never see / watch the house by 8. Then I have / 9. 28. A: How was the weekend? B: Oh. 25. 20.

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

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

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

serious injuries / 3. take or have. 1. some time off work because 1 an operation on my C. 5 . Complete the crossword. I've been going to the gym recently because I'm trying to marathon next spring. your temperature now. Help! Somebody call an __ ' 3. a high temperature / a 5. 13. a baby just two months ago.5. She 8. This is a highly-infectious __ ' 4. Health A. and I don't seem to be better. She's in great shape and she 11. What's the opposite adjectives: serious 1. I've been _______ of get. a slight pain / 2. your blood pressure. out of breath when you exercise? these pills for three weeks now. I had to knee. I've got a splitting __ ' 2. I'll just put this thermometer under your tongue and 7. Pleaseroll up your sleeve so that I can 12. a mild illness / a 4. Complete these sentences using the correct form 6. Do you often 9. You seem to be in very good __ ' 6. in shape for running the 10. The patient has made a full __ . a slight fever / a fever and sickness of these expressions? Choose from these minor high pain injuries illness severe low temperature B. a nasty accident falling off a ladder last week. It's important to have a balanced __ ' 5.

. 17. It's handy when you're on the move / moving.. but it costs a bit more. 15. 14. word or phrase. The band are going to be on / in tour in June and July. Choose the most natural-sounding 7. as we had to go by donkey. e. travel on a train / tram / taxi / boat 6. My brother bought me an MP3 player. It would be better to go by . a seasoned / holiday / commercial/business traveller 4. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? on / set off on a journey 2. 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 only takes . the road by nine o'clock. They decided to go away . an hour to get to the station. we need to be on . 16.. I was already on road / my way to the station when you called. The last section / leg of the journey was the most difficult. for the weekend.. a look at the map. 13.. 6 . 11.6. a. Match the two parts of the sentences. ride a bike / horse / car / camel. The transport / transportation connections are very good. 8. 9.. I think we need to have . 10. go on a travel/an excursion / a day trip / a cruise 3. b. B. I've packed / filled my bags and I'm all ready to move / go! The journey takes / needs around two and half hours. It's very easy to get around / travel the city without a car... d. At the very latest. c. 18. A: When are you setting off on your travels / travel? B: I'm off / gone tomorrow. Getting 1. travel by sea / by rail/by foot / by land 5. 20. C. public transport.. travel/go around A. 12.. 19.

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

c. I'll be at / on platform 3. b. The sea was very a. go by d. The train a. Which is not natural English? 9. buy a ticket c. pay the ticket 12. flat 8 . We had a meal a. 4. in 17. off-peak b. non-rush hour _ c. hail a c. It's sometimes cheaper to travel a. I caught the last / final train back. hailed 15. Tickets can purchased from any station ticket office / window or can be booked / paid online at wwww.35 b. 3. arrives at 10. I usually a. It's a good thing I didn't lose / miss it. 2. I'll meet you at / in the station. take a the ferry. aboard c. 8. b. Choose the most natural-sounding words. got into bus to work b. It's usual to pay a taxi fare / bill at the end of the journey / ride. you have to move to another train / change at Bristol. by rail 14. got on c. 6. boarded d. Pub lie t ran s port A. get the 16. Everybody who travels by train has to a. I hope it isn't a rough journey / crossing. 7. on board d.com. gets to London at 10. boarded d. I love travelling a. The fast / quick trains from Edinburgh don't visit / stop at this station. took c. gets into _ c. You can save money if you book your seat / chair more than seven days early / in advance. outside the rush hour 11.8. The ferry leaves the ferry terminal/station at 6am. by train a taxi. joined 13. 1. pay the fare the train at Birmingham. 5. got e. on the rails b. on _ b.southernrail. rough _ b. To arrive in / get to Cardiff. entered c. calm b. catch a e. I came out of the station and a. B. arrives in d. I a.

not your goingout / outbound flight. Please remain / keep seated and do not take your luggage from the overhead hascome to a total stop / complete standstill.. e.. a private plane. 9 . 1. crew. We take oft / go up at seven in the morning time / hours. 15. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 9.. Pleaseobserve / mark the no-smoking signs at all times. Flying A. sir.. and we get in / come down at four in the afternoon. 10.. It's a low-cost . Are there any left / abandoned luggage lockers in this airport? stop between flights. d.. 11. These are the wrong tickets. 2. She told him the estimated time of . Match the two parts of the sentences. The politician chartered . arrival.. I've got a twenty-four-hour stopover / 5. It took us half an hour to go through security / be security checked. Let's go and wait in the departure . 12. We are currently experiencing / suffering some turbulence seatbelts fastened / clipped. These are the tickets for your homecoming / return flight. a. local 4.. lounge. 7. c. 16. airline. 17.9.. I'm afraid your flight has been delayed / retarded because of technical difficulties / technology problems. You'll receive a friendly welcome from our cabin . B. lockers until the aircraft so please remain in your seats with the 8.. b. Choosethe most natural-sounding words. 18. 14. 6. 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. 13. 3.

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

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

Families A. I went to see my dad and mum. Change the form of the verb where necessary. family with curly hair. 12 a. 3. 10 a. 18. 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.. I went to see my mum and dad. b. 17. after all. 6. Which of these two versions sounds more natural? 9. 1. 2. I now pronounce you wife and man. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. a. They are sister and brother. Linda decided she wanted to birth at home.12. I'm used to being around animals -I was up on a farm. b. 8. b. 13 a. start bring have raise give 14. 15. 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. It goes / runs in the family. 16. Which are the most natural-sounding Other collocations are in bold type. It's very hard to a family on a single income. his next of kin / closest relation . after all. 12 . He is my own blood and flesh. b. parents. He is my own flesh and blood. I now pronounce you man and wife. I told all my friends and relations. We need to notify It's natural for a waiting / an expectant 5. instead of at hospital. I told all my relations and friends. They decided not to a family until they had enough money to buy a house. 4. I'm afraid Mr Harris is critically ill. 11 a. mother to worry about B.he takes / gets it from his mother. b. her unborn child. C. Claire's going to a baby in early March. They are brother and sister. 7. in the film industry. musician .

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

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

Most of the people in the club were _ a. under twenty years c. in their fifties d. Youth and Age A. Shewrote the book a. the age of you d. your age 6. happy / early / content / second childhood age group / limit / section / restriction only / spoilt / naughty / new child child / middle / old / retirement age C. Choosethe most suitable adjective from the box. 11. at the age of c. I've got a daughter. 13. in their teenagers d. age of six. He'sninety five. 10. seem his age b. look his age c. I've got some great news. d. 15 . look like it B. at the age of fifty b. My wife's going to a. 14. your same age c. 15. a. a.Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 8. 16. by an age of 4.you're in your They don't get much sleep because they have a baby. in their teens b. in their fifty something 7. b. Therewere lots of people at the concert. 1. in the age eighty three. Choosethe right word. do b. five year old a baby! c. aged like you I was already married.When I was a. five years aged 3. 9. You're not old at all . I tender 12.15. of the age d. make d. b. but he doesn't _ a. in teenage 5. aged five years d. 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. seem so old. five years old b. have 2. childbirth. gain c. around fifties c.

17. His parents decided to school. to be an engineer. 7. send study get take do of the verb where start school. get / take / do / read a degree. Tony dropped out of / left the university and started work as a builder. Dave is 5. 20. 12. Joanna's doing / making research into the environmental impact of global warming. take / have / study / go to lessons do / read / study / make a subject at university. 10. 3. a course on financial him to boarding - 4. Choose the right word or phrase. 9. before going to B. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. My exams are coming up and I've got a lot of revision to do / make. A recent study has been done / made to investigate the beneficial effects of tea. so I'd better get on with some work. Gary's in / at university in Manchester. I'm going to management. He's reading / learning English Literature. a gap-year. Change the form necessary. Harry's decided to university next year. I've got an essay to hand in / give over on Monday morning. 15. 11. Education A. My daughter's five and she's just 2. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 16.16. 18. My son's just 6. 1. 19. 8. a place at university. Research has been conducted / performed into the hazards of working in a noisy environment. I can't decide whether to do / make Spanish or French next year. pass / take / lose / fail/do an exam private / further / lower / higher education 16 . 14. 13. C. I'm taking / studying evening classes in Computer Science.

hostel of residents 6. single d. detached let. a run-down building with plenty of space for all the family. three-floor b.We're going to have a -warming already. rooms and eating c. until they are in their late twenties. small d. Thisflat is only available for a a. you get a. totally while she's doing her degree. c. an ailing c. residential home c. free d. _ 13. let out 8. so I won't need to buy any furniture. halls of residence free. b.Thisis a a.We've only been living here a few weeks but we feel at 15. 11. so the value of the property has next week.Thepresent owner has done a lot of goneup quite a bit. 17 . board and lodging 7. hired out his flat through an agency. money 4. fullyb.Many young people decide not to leave 16. place of lodging d. hire furnished. If you take this job. pre- 5. open neighbourhood. short-time 3. It's a. b.make yourself at 14.Thiscottage is a. completely c. tenanted to rent for the next nine months. _ party on the 23rd so come along if you can. You're welcome to help yourself to anything you feel like . b. non-terraced 2.17. c. b.Houseor home? Complete these sentences with the correct word.We decided to look for a livingnext door to noisy neighbours.My daughter is living in the university a. Houses and housing A. a sick 10. I'm going to move improvements. short-term c. Choosethe right word. 1. three-levelled B. b. triple-floored d. d. which is why property prices are so low. a. While he was working abroad. available c. sold out d. he a. rent d.My grandmother has decided to move into an old people's 17. brief c. 12. b. so I'll give you my new address. disposable 9. food and housing d. bed and sleep b. an out of condition d. Thetenants should pay the a. let direct to the landlord or landlady. separate house after years of b.Therooms I've rented are a. three-storey c.

Do you have to be so untidy? I only a. 17. You don't have to clean in every nook and . I'll just Kate always likes to 18 . get rid of a nasty stain on the carpet. house cleaned 10. clean b. c. This work surface needs a bit of spit and . She's quite house proud. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. make get hang clear draw lay If you She decided to You always Could you I need to the table. Everything is absolutely a. d.. He cleaned the place from top to . 14. bottom. 4. 1. washed the plates 9. a mess when you do the cooking! the curtains? It's getting dark. 2. His apartment is always neat and . 6. tidy. e.. lifting it up up a. 13.. clean out c. Do you think you could a. If you've finished eating.. b. Everything looks very spick and . tidied up c. spotless 7.. a. Housework A. sweeping it 8. 3. I haven't been able to _ c. b. span. He spilt sugar allover the floor and didn't get round to a. the table and then I can load the dishwasher. tidy so it's still crunchy underfoot. the spring cleaning. B. cleaned the dishes 11. mow the grass C. organised c. 18.18. done the washing up for me this afternoon? The garden looks a mess! b. lose a couple of days ago. this washing out on the line to dry. b.. cut the lawn c. brushing it away b. Match the two parts of the sentences. everything ready before she starts cooking. then dinner will be ready in five minutes. mow the lawn b. 16.. Choose the right phrase. you know. 5. cranny. Have you yet? a. polish.. 15... c. do 12.

Let me buy the next round ..19.Whichis the most natural-sounding 5. a. to a new dress. 11. Refunds can only be given within 30 days of purchase / buying upon presentation of a valid receipt. Let's go shopping / for a shop / round the shops / on a shopping spree. c. 17. It's a shopping / department / chain / convenience store. There were quite a few market stall holders / sellers at the monthly farm sale / farmer's market. I bought them. on a nice weekend. e. Shopping A. d.. Local traders / sellers are complaining about the large out-of-town have opened in the last few years. of drinks. It's a bit exhausting going round / into the January sales seeking / hunting for bargains. 9. answer? A: Do you go / do shopping often? B: Not really.. 16. 9. I think your should splash out .all the nice little independent / private shops have gone. Match the two parts of the sentences. 4. Goods may be exchanged / changed after this date at the company's discretion. I don't like shopping in that town any more. Customers with five items / things or fewer can use the rapid / express checkouts. 12. b. could you pick up / bring some things from the shop for me. 7. 18. 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. retail outlets / shops which 6. Shesnapped up .. It's a shopping trolley / keeper / bag / precinct. 10. wholesale. a bargain.. 14.. Go on! Treat yourself . He's a regular / good / loyal/usual customer.. 15. Theywere very cheap. but I could demand / order it for you. please? I'm afraid this model is out of stock / not in the shop at the moment. It's all chain shops / stores and shop / shopping precincts .. 3. C. 19 . 13. B. 8. I prefer shopping / ordering stuff online. 2. 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. :0. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1.

get undressed 6. c. suit c.. I don't follow fashion -I set .20. a. so you don't need to a. The jacket's the right size but it doesn't a. It a.. b.. 1. go with 3. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 10. She looks stupid in that. 17. match your eyes. b. e. 11. d. Next summer big hats are going to be all the . dressed well c. clothed in Choose the best word or phrase to complete the sentence.. Tell the kids to hurry up and a. It's well past their bed time! b. It's bitterly cold outside today. rage. matches b. the trend. dress up . dressed in me. c. wearing 2. 15. b. clothed as B. b. gives a compliment to _ c. 14. so a.. Clothes A. Match the two parts of the sentences. fashion. Other collocations are in bold type. dressed up as if you're going out. pull their clothes off c. unclothe themselves Father Christmas at the office party. goes with 4.. victim. 16. comeback. 13. Platform shoes are going to make a . The woman I saw was completely a.. clothe yourself warmly b. 12. She's a real fashion . 19. She thinks that her hair style is the height of . dress specially c.. 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. I was surprised when I saw Martin a. dress a lot 5.. wearing the clothes of 7. b. 18. The meal is going to be quite informal. and fashion white. You look good wearing that colour. 20 .. wrap up warm c.

8. I won't be able to leave the office early . Can I take a message? 2. b. out of 15. It's a nightmare a. 5. b. Howdid the interview go? Did you have / get the job? 9. b.I've got too much a. c. Whichis the most natural-sounding answer? Other collocations are in bold type. at 21 . a career in advertising. 17.you've worked without end / non-stop on this project. away from 14. How long have you been working a. Theworkman did a really good job / work on the plumbing. job 18. I'm going to ask / apply for a job in the local shop. to earn c. get the collocation. time out of b. to win money every day by bus. without some b. The successfulapplicant for this position will have good / high qualifications and adequate / relevant experience. My daughter Emma has a good job / good work in politics. working c.00pm. 4. 10. 7.Choose the correct word to complete 11.Work1 A. pursue c. You deserve a break . time off 13. for work in the area. in business in Japan at the moment. going to work ? b. 6. Greg's a. 3. Mostdays I get home from work / the work by 7. I'm exhausted. break from 12. c. Hespent the summer earning his money / living as a street musician. in c. work b. I've been hard at / of work all day. Unfortunately there are over ten thousand people a. I'm afraid he's not in the office / work at the moment. A: So what do you do B: I work in a supermarket. B.21. Ben'sambition was to a. for a living to get through. 1. getting into work c. take work. on this project? b. travelling to my job 16. a. on c. Sallywas feeling stressed so she asked her boss for some a.

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

we've had a few problems this year and we may have to make / do some cutbacks. gone up 13. _ Other collocations are in bold type. in the family company of lawyers. Businessis booming and we've made / done a lot of money. b. Well. but a. head for business _ b. Diana's got a job with a a. business appearance 23 . taken off c. I've been a. B. large business _ c. It's been a pleasure making / doing business with you. big business 17. in the family business 16. We set up our business last February and we've been making / doing a brisk trade ever since. 4. 8. 1. for their family's firm c. c. it's a deal _ b. 2. large firm c. Choose the best words to complete 11. B usi ness A. corporate image b. grown up b.Which of these is not a collocation? 6. we've agreed 12. Nick's got a very good a. Asyou know. 3. Other collocations are in bold type. sense of business 15.23. company look c. This advertising campaign has done nothing to improve our a. His two sons work a. business head c. leading _ b. 9. the sentences. 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. you drive a hard bargain. 7. 10. let's deal After a shaky start earlier this financial year. Make or do? Choose the right word. running this business for over thirty years. 5. so don't tell me what to do! b. I didn't really make / do a profit selling the books on the internet because I had to pay postage. bossing 14. the business has really a.

Is it OK if 1 credit card or would you prefer a cheque? C. scholarship. Money A. 7.24. income. e. He gave up work when he came into his .. 13. The student was awarded a . c. a.. 8. donation. owe / pay / raise / take out / cut tax 18. Which is the most natural-sounding 11. If you cash I can give you a 10% discount... B. benefits. 4. b. 5. Choose the most suitable verb from the box. d. 9. You may be entitled to receive state . The charity received a substantial . Karen has a steady job with a regular . 3.. make / earn / waste / do / spend money 16. I'd like to get a new car but I can't afford / can't pay for one at the moment.. The meal cost nearly £100. pay back / payoff / take out / borrow a loan 24 . cost / get into / make / lose / win a fortune 17. D.. 10.. inheritance. He started / opened his account with answer? bank five years ago. Josh was able to his mortgage after only five years. Handley's 12... and it was a complete loss / waste of money in my opinion. go up / expand / gain / increase in value 19. payoff pay by pay on pay with pay in 6. Match the two parts 1 of the sentences 1. 14. 2. 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. James got heavily / strongly into debt when he went to college.

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

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

Keeping careful records should be standard. submit your application b. finish applying C. unnecessary paperwork 9. Please carefully the guidelines laid down in the handbook. the law once or twice.. 16. move the rules 10.. follow should try to reduce a. d.You have to follow the rules and. go through 8.27. Other collocations process break are in bold type. I would imagine. Unfortunately there has been an administrative. code of practice. fill up the correct procedure.. do it by the book 11. my application. error. procedure. apply for comply with 12. a.There're so many forms to a. complete b. take nightmare. bend the rules c. get your application in c.To receive the grant you have to a.. d..Thesupermarkets were asked to follow a voluntary.. you sometimes a. It'll take them about a month to 27 . It's a bit of an unwritten. law. 4. e.. 3... a work permit. break the rules and expects us to _ c.Our company is quite strict about the regulations a. 2. B.You have to by 1st March b. 1. fill in English? for this application. Please could you send me the forms I need to The company was very careful to Even the most law-abiding person may 15.Which of these is not natural 6. it's bureaucratic c. excessive rules have to b. b. stick to the letter of the law a.To make money on this business. c. regulations governing safety at work. comply with _ b.. red tape d.Choosethe most appropriate follow verb from the box. Government departments b. regulations. c. fill out 7. 13 14. Match the two parts of the sentences. Bureaucracy A. 5. respect all rules _ c.

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

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

Excuse me a moment . 7.30. Your phone has got a really annoying ring / ringing tone. Can I pass / take a message for you? 5. I phoned Dave three times yesterday but he hasn't returned my calls / answered my rings. No. leave / hold / take / send a message 4. so I'll call you later. 2. 1. 6. was 3. mobile / pay / house / public phone 2. Which of these expressions collocation? is not a natural 1. there's someone on the phone / a phone-caller for you. Choose the correct word. Phil tried to talk to her. I tried to phone the company to complain but they put me on _ for ten minutes. put through / miss / ring / take a call 5. Can I give you my home / at home phone number in case you need to get in touch over the weekend? B. Can't you change it? 8. The line's still engaged / taken. I've been trying to connect / get through all morning. 6. I'll send you a text _. 3. Can I ring you again / call you back? The signal is breaking up / down. 5. phone call / box / tone / number 30 . I left a message on Simon's _. 4. I tried to phone you last night but the _ busy. I'm sorry but Sheila's not in the office at the moment. but she just slammed the down. C. Hey. 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. sorry. 8. I think you've got the wrong _. 1. 7. Telephones A.I need to make a phone 2. Choose the most suitable word from the box. Steve.

puts c. sit and relax back 8. sit back and relax on Saturday.. 31 . 5. Hedecided to take up . no play. I've been working too hard and I need to take . free moments _ c.... 6.1 don't want you to lift a finger. 10. b. 2.. Alex and I are a.1 think you should try to calm down and a. c. time. take put start take make me at my 1. relax and sit back b. spare time 7. B. Change the form of the verb where necessary. making a party for a bit. a.. makes c. b. 4. b. some time off work to unwind a bit. ease. take things easy people at their ease. take things easily . Matchthe two parts of the sentences.she really b.Choosethe most natural sounding words or phrases. her life's all work and . 2. 4. throwing a party c. Le i sure A. a hobby.1 enjoy gardening in my free . himself comfortable.. so I hope you can come. b. peace and quiet. 1.. 11'm having a weekend at a spa hotel to get a bit of . e. doing a party 9.Choose the most suitable verb from the box.. 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. a break.. At the moment. 5. You just a. My doctor's very warm and friendly a. relax time in the gym. d. Rickspends most of his a. relaxes C. take the things easy c.31.

viewer and was nominated c. film-length programme and c. programme / show / film / series on the radio / movie / the air / screen a film programme / star / maker / soundtrack mainstream / everyday / independent / art house cinema C. There will be a a. a box office hit B. Which 7. on the screen 2. Change the station 3. The movie has fantastic a. viewing 6. on the big screen a film just starting c. viewers for an Oscar. it was a box office failure / 16. b. an actual 4. The film was a. Choose the most natural-sounding 1. _ so you really should see it b. 10. 17. This soap opera is one of the most popular a. Don't just sit there jumping / zapping through the TV off! 15. What's broadcasting / on? because the reception's bad and I can't pick up 13. of these expressions is not a natural collocation? / comedy / science fiction / horror movie a low-budget a television 8. b. a live of the series over Christmas. episode b. Retune the TV from Wembley stadium. A: Do you feel like seeing / watching words? television? B: I don't know. a ticket-seller figures in the country numbers are increasing. answer. Fi I m s. . If there's nothing playing / on. Which are the most natural-sounding 12. 9. then turn that actor? I've seen him in / from a movie somewhere. Who's the channels. I've seen this film before. feature-length broadcast b. 14. I saw it on / on the TV last month.32. full-length showing 5.there's special effects. I can't tune in / move the radio to the new jazz station. in full format at nine o'clock. Change the channel b. The TV programme was made into a movie / feature film but unfortunately miss. 32 . / connect to the signal. TV and rad i 0 A. c. a cinema success c. on the other channel a. 11. This is a. a current c.

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

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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Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. 9. 20. 19.Do. 17. How much sport do you make? 18.37. Choosethe right word to complete these expressions. Is it fun? mountain climbing? a round of golf. Hebroke the world's record. 16. karate before. court track course stadium rink pool 1 1. I took a part in the competition. if you fancy coming along. a game of beach volleyball. Change the form where necessary. sailing. It's wet and miserable outside. 14. you'll have the opportunity to aerobics with a trained instructor or just C. 11. 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. I find yoga every morning helps me to relax. 15. We did a lot of activities. jogging today. We did cycling this weekend. 6. Example: We made a lot of activities. 37 . Sam'sout with his friends this morning. 3. Theother team won us. We beat the match easily. 5. 10. a lot of weight-lifting.play or go? Choose the correct verb. 12. a golf a tennis a football a skating a swimming a running 4. 7. 13. B. Sport A. _ On this holiday. 2. 8.

a goal. rehearsal 8. a. training of chess. _ b. 13. washed the dishes will go through to the final in Manchester.. local team C.. 3.. We need somebody to keep . the team. followed closely by the British team.. beating team 11. b. Which of these expressions 1. 16. practice c. 38 . and the a. 14. b. The captain of the football team took . 5. wiped the floor c. make you a contest 9. sports c... a gold medal. b. I'll words. d. Choose the most natural-sounding 6. home team c. Match the two parts of the sentences. b. winning team c. victorious team b. In the last five minutes of the match. Harrison scored . c.. a. Natasha Robertson won . 17. 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. in the top position 12. We need three new players to join . a. play you a match with me.. 15.. Sport 2 A. judo and kung-fu are martial a.38. The French team finished a. give you a game b. 4. arts 7.. The c. I hoped to beat Simon at tennis but he a. residential team . b. e. Karate. cleaned the wall 10. activities for a very important race. if you feel like it. the score. In the end it was no contest. in prime post c. He's currently in a. beating the visitors four nil. in first place swept to victory. the penalty. 2.

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

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

a. in c. 17. Theland has been a. harvesting c. Drop b. b. grown heavily with heavy use of fertilisers. open air poultry instead of factory-farmed animals. Whichof these is not a natural collocation? 1. 5. consumers are choosing to buy a. 15. b. He'sworked a. breeding across the region.Choosethe most natural-sounding 6. Green grown C Choosethe right word to complete harvest horses these expressions. fruit and vegetables can be sold for higher prices than those produced using chemical fertilisers nd pesticides. Agriculture A. at t 7. intensively farmed c. harvest loss pigs for many years. Sow a farm all his life. farmyard chickens 10. growing 11. organic / dairy / agricultural/arable farm farm produce / animals / crop / worker cereal/potato / record / sheep crop 3.41. growth damage c. 14. Grow the seeds in April. cropped extensively 9.Thefamine was caused by a. b. corn harvest the plough the stable the milk the bring in the _ _ _ cows _ _ 41 . b. crop failure 12. c. on 8. Biologically farmed b. Mr Harcourt has been a. b. 2. due to the low rainfall. free range chickens c. word or phrase. 16. in rows at least 15 cm apart. Increasingly. Organically grown c. fields 13. grape / bumper / good / full harvest growing / fertile / barren / rich soil B. a a. 4.

42. 14. 15. Which word or phrase does not make a natural collocation? 18. 6. Which of these weather 11. in all the weather 42 . 17. The weather A. What's the opposite 7. 10. 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. b. struck _ c. 3. electrocuted 20. Complete these expressions. 16. 12. 5. I want to watch the a. The building was a. The emergency services are on call every day. 8. 9. 13. weather 19. b. 1. in all weathers c. 2. whatever the weather b. 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. weather forecast c. hit on TV to see if it's going to rain tomorrow. 4. a. weather programme by lightening during the thunderstorm. 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.

8. 4.The two men are wanted May. in connection with a gun / an armed robbery committed on Friday 23rd 11. Other collocations are in bold type.43. Doyou realise this is very / highly illegal? 15. law and rules and drinking and ROD RE GUTIORELANS INGVRID MNTPUNSHIE NGTENREI SBBROER crime and breaking and cops and 43 . Crime A. Hewas caught on camera for a speeding / speed offence and had to pay a hefty fine. 13. 5. 9. 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. 10. 19.We have reason to believe that you did / committed the crime. 15. 2.Thejudge took into account several earlier / previous offences.it's outside / against the law. C. 18. Will the brutal murderer strike / hit again? Find out in the next episode of Murder at Midnight. 7. small-time / dangerous / minor / hardened criminal break / uphold / abide by / smash / bend the law B. . 16. 12.You can't just walk in and help yourself 14. Complete these two-word expressions using the jumbled letters. 6. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1.Choosethe best word to complete these sentences. 17.A background check revealed that the suspect has a criminal record / history. 14.

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

45. reporting alive _ 4. a. Thisis Kerry McDowell. the magazine used to We interrupt this programme to C. the headlines. b. 11. unique news c. 13. her picture was allover the first / front page for weeks. journalistic attentions c. Thisis RadioAvon. so I doubt it's going to I'd like to an advert in the classified section please. newspaper miles coverage b. an eye-witness report b. the latest news b. 12. the a. b. Whale hunting hasn't been in the news / important news much recently. you a news flash. Theenvironmental conference was given considerable a. filled and the News the national news and the village was filled with reporters b. The paper decided not to the story about the dead donkey.livereporting from Beirut. As soon as the royal engagement was announced. Journalism A. the most recent stories c. Webring you from the scene of the explosion. a first-person report of the minister's resignation. 10.ln the paper tomorrow. media 5. the newest events 3. a. 9. Thestory for days. Choose the best word to complete these sentences. bring make run come place 7. a. made c. It's only a minor story. The news of the scandal hadn't broken / started when the newspapers went to print / press last night. exclusive story 6. 15. 8. Until it folded last year. bringing you throughout the day. 1. a. reporting live c. unique story B. but it's still an important issue. 16.Choosethe most suitable verb. out twice monthly. 45 . an at-the-scene story c. 14. The story opened / broke while the politician was away on holiday. An important role of detective / investigative journalism is uncovering corruption. Choosethe best word or phrase. did 2.

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

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

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

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

2. 5. on C. in the shadows . The light isn't good / strong / hard enough to read by. broke into complete darkness. strong sun _ b. under the dark under these trees. dropped c. b. 17. walking in the park in the moonlight / under moonlight / by the light of the moon.he must be still working. sent 8. Which of these alternatives is not a collocation? 1. happened _ 11.50. Light A. in the dark 9. In the fading / failing / going light. weak light a. in the shadow 10. 3. 4. plunged _ b. straight daylight 7. 15. b. under cover of darkness c. During the storm we were suddenly a. Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences. 6. I could just see the boat sailing away from me. b. I can't see a thing! It's pitch black / dark / night in here! B. looking out across the sea at the falling / rising / setting sun. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with classical music and a. The lights are b. The robberies were committed a. soft lighting 12. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 13. 50 . 16. in the shade c. the birds all around the house started to sing. Keep the plant out of a. direct sunlight c. We sat together. b. started c. I'm getting too hot so I'm going to sit a. As dawn a. It was very romantic. up c. dark lighting in his study . illuminated c. 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.

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

.. Most dogs have an alert / a keen sense of smell. Tastes and smells A. Since my cold I've lost my sense of . I caught / smelt a whiff of something delicious being cooked coming from the window as I walked 10. 12. 5. Which are the most natural-sounding answers? 7. the scent. It's really strong and full of mould . Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1. C. This delicious spice really brings out . 16. c. You smell nice / well! What perfume are you using / have you got on? 8. You're wearing / carrying too much perfume You're smelling / stinking the place out! 15. Match the two parts of the sentences. 17. taste buds. 52 . 18. there's no accounting / counting for taste. smell.. 3. f. with a portion of rice? 13.. This Spanish wine has a beautiful colour and a whole-bodied excellent accompaniment to red meat dishes. 19. You can't be enjoying those raw shellfish! Still. 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. a. 4. d.maybe a bit of an experienced / acquired taste. 9. b. This type of mushroom emits / gives off an unpleasant smell of rotting meat. which makes it an 11. 20. / full-bodied taste.. I love this blue cheese. the flavour.52.. 2. flavourings. 6. The pack of fox hounds lost . 14. which is why they are sometimes used for hunting truffles. please. Our delicious appetisers will tickle your . This drink contains no artificial .. Could I have the sweet and sour / sour and sweet pork ribs....

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

f. 9.. 19. Complete the sentences. certain that all eyes were upon him. Which 1. just a gentle Henry We confidently into the room. D. Be quiet and remain / keep / stay absolutely still! They walked barefoot / with naked feet / barefooted across the beach.54. 11 . 17. stroll 13. aimlessly around the department store. into each other. The cows had trampled the flowers . 3.. taking care not to make any noise. The children ran headlong 10.. B. I heard the sound . c. they The cat into a run. of these alternatives does not sound natural? morning instead. The soldiers marched in time . When he saw the guard had left the cell door unlocked. 14. He stood in the doorway. underfoot. I'm not suggesting we go for a hike.. in the country. The wheel went round and 20.. a. 18. as if rooted / planted / glued to the spot. 8. 16. with the music. Choose a word from the box. 12. slowly up to the bird table. b.. Match the two parts of the sentences. break dash stride wander creep for it. With a splash. when the weather's better. of footsteps behind me. e. Movement A... d.. 15. Let's have / go for / take a run tomorrow Sara went on a long / brisk / fast walk to clear her mind. He stamped / trod / tiptoed carefully down the stairs. 4. The waiters were going backwards and 21. He shook his head from side to _ _ _ 54 . 6. Elizabeth picked her way . over the rocks. 5. 7. Change the form of the verb where necessary. he made a When the deer saw him.. into the river. 2. he fell head first. C. without buying anything.

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

The audience fell / turned silent as the speaker made his way to the front of the room. Which are the most natural-sounding 13. 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 . 8. 56 . when it goes into its spin cycle. 17. sounds. clear. It's driving me crazy! C. 11. quiet. please? I can't hear it. 12. every evening. We couldn't listen to / hear ourselves think. The children were doing / making a lot of noise. volume peace blast ears voice racket 6. of the sentences. Sounds A. 18. The tray of glasses fell to the ground with an enormous crash / squeak. The city was filled with strange sights and . 15. b. answers? I can't hear what you're saying over the noise / sound of the music. c.. a. Choose the most appropriate sound hearing word from the box. e. He was shouting at the top of his neighbourhood. please? We're trying to get some sleep! They sat in silence / quiet as they waited for the taxi to arrive.. bustle. Could you reduce / turn down the music. d. 9.. 2. The saucepans fell down with an almighty . 3.. The problem of noisy / loud neighbours is a common one. Match the two parts 1.. 16.. 20.56. It's nice to get some peace and . . 19. 4. so speak up when you talk to him. 14. I can hear you loud and . crash. I need to get out of all the hustle and . B. 5... and shattering the of the 7. The noise of the engine was deafening.. Yes. 10..

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

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. B. 14. What on earth are you talking on / about? 17. Say. 2. 10. 19. talk in the cafe over the road. about the crisis. 11.she ______ jokes. 12. Could you The chairman me the time. please? at length about the plans for the new building project. Excuse me. of the language and speaks it C. 6. 18. going. 58 . Speaking A. a statement command 8. I had / made an interesting conversation with Sarah about her family. 13. that he might be leaving the company quite soon. _ 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 . 20.58. Bye. six languages like a native. 1. changing the form where necessary. personally. Words / Speak to you later! Don't talk / say anything about the party to Simon! It's going to be a surprise. tell or speak? Choose the right verb. with you in private after the meeting? _ Laura simply never shuts up. Professor Jenkins gave / did a speech about the origins of the language. 15. 5. us a story before we went to sleep at night. 7. I think we should write a letter of complaint to the company. 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. Choose the best words. 4. 9. 3. but it wasn't easy. 16. Write the correct words in the spaces. then.

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

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

grin and bear it _ b. 6.Choose the most natural-sounding answer. It gets on my temper I nerves.Onemoment she was shouting and the next she was all a.he's always so a.Matchthe two parts of the sentences. 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. I'm not really in the spirit I mood for it.Willyou two just stop your arguing right now! I'm a. Nothingseems to bother him . _ 1. 5.. sick and tired b. mood. 13. sweetness and light. 7.. 6. 61 . cool. 2. I don't feel like going to the cinema tonight. I don't want to hurt your . calm and collected B. cool and collected b.. c. 11. 14. C. 7. 5. 12. He's always in a bad . calm. spirits. atmosphere. Whichare the most natural-sounding 9.. It'll really cheer him I make his day! I can't stand this music. b. When she said she was leaving he jumped I flew into a jealous rage. Go on. light and sweetness and feelings b.you'll just have to a. a. d. of it. 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. Don't worry about him. 10.. The place has a warm and friendly . I'm full of admiration for the way you held I kept your temper at the meeting. 8.1 don't care if you don't like it . bear and grin it 4.. He seems to be in very good .. Moods A.. tell him you like his suit. feelings.61.

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

It'sbeyond my comprehend.Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. 15. I really couldn't say. Ishouldn't say. I'm conscious 4. I know precisely / absolutely what you mean.A: Where are my keys? B: _ a. an extensive 3.63. I've no idea. I remembered / learnt it by heart at school. Whichof these expressions 1. an encyclopaedic c. c. b. I think you should consult Professor Dainty on this subject . B.Hewas living in a. f. total ignorance of his neighbours' criminal activities. I have no knowledge. I know of a fact that it's true. Don't ask to me! B. Your guess is so good as mine.Mariahas and Ignorance c. I'm aware. knowledge of the subject of medieval history. To / For the best of my knowledge. C. I haven't the faintest idea! d. Howmust I know? 9. Knowledge A. _ b. Your guess is as good as mine. A: Isthere a problem with the computer system? B:Not as far as a. I know this poem really well. 63 .it's more his department knowledge / area of expertise. It's a real gap / space in my knowledge. the house has no major structural problems. I haven't got the faintest knowledge! 7. I haven't a clue. happy . e. 6. 10. I haven't the foggiest! b. Example: 5. is not possible? b. of 14. A: Do you understand? B: Yes. I know. 13. blissful 2. c. Choose the most natural answer to complete 11. I don't know a thing about classical music. these sentences. 12. a big a.

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

I'm almost certainly going to Paris. second thoughts doubts make up . minds my doubts C.65. A: Will you be here tomorrow? B: very much. I'll pay you back tomorrow 2. Certainty A. firm promise make sure and uncertainty have no idea I doubt it in two minds no doubt without fail no chance whatsoever _ 1. Are you sure there's absolutely 6. but moving is so 5. on second thinking. We're still undecided. What? Me go to her party? I don't think it! 16. 11. I have a mixed feeling about your suggestion. 18. I'd like to.30. Write the correct words in the spaces. 8. She'sunsure about the plan.. Actually. 9. No way! That's never going to happen after a million years! 15. They gave us a of it happening again? that the goods would be delivered today. 65 . 12. I'm afraid I 4. about it. 14. This is without the doubt the finest meal I've ever eaten! 17. 7. you lock the front door when you go out. B.Rewrite the sentence using the words in italics. I'll come at 7. about moving house. 10. This is the best restaurant in town.1'11 come at 7. I'll let you know tomorrow for certainly. Correct these sentences.. what happened. I'm expensive. 3. I'm a little suspicious of him.I'vechanged my mind. 13.

It's up for you. Example. 66 . 14. You can have any of them. there's not much in there. 2. It's not much of a choice. He's so well qualified he can and towards getting a new job. Which of these alternatives does not sound natural? 13. 6. I need to weigh up the pros and the cons. a say in the final stages. _ 9. It's your choice / option / decision / call. Choices and decisions A. I'd like to 10. but do you think that was a wise / sound / good / judged decision? 16. but we're taking our time. Choose the best verb to complete these sentences. We'd like to move house. I can't really decide what to buy. There's not much in it. I'd get a job working in the travel industry. 1. but I'm going to go with / select / opt forI pick this red jacket here. After all. 15. 3. Change the form if necessary. I'd say there's nothing to choose among them. 8. 4. I don't want to question your judgement. You don't need my advice. He really knows his own brain. A: Do you want me to pay by cash or cheque? B: I don't mind. I've been thinking it over and at the moment I'm 12.66. any job he wants. The committee hasn't made / done / reached / arrived at a decision yet. B. Take the pick. 5. If I up your mind which one you want the option.I can't wait all day. Even though it's mainly your project. A: Is it better to go by bus or taxi? B: In terms of time. it's a big decision to 11. I don't want to influence you. C. lean choose pick make (x2) have (x2) 7. Correct the mistakes in the underlined expressions. Don't just stand there . 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. Do as you decide / wish / see fit / please. collocations are in bold type. 17. Both apartments are very nice.

_ _ 6.Foronce. Match the two parts of the sentences. firmly disagree with Helen's cost-cutting suggestions.67. We really need to break .They'vedecided to separate because of irreconcilable 4. agree more IO. amicable agreement c..Choose the best phrase to complete these sentences. I'll meet you 5. The committee was split . an agreement. to disagree. friendly agreement an agreement on the proposal. I'm afraid. the deadlock. B. b. decision issue 1.1haveto take agreement differences argument half way eye and Disagreeing with you on that. The teacher suggested having the lesson outside. hardly c. perfectly c. 14. and the students agreed a..Alec and Isabelle don't see eye to 3. strongly 9. 17.. joined b... down the middle. b. d.After hours of arguing. I found myself in with David. absolutely C. on this matter. 8. 67 . wholeheartedly b.1 a. b. same opinion. Choose the most suitable word from the box.. Agreeing A. 16.Theclosure of the hospital was a very controversial 7.They've had a terrible and offer a five per cent increase.. agree less c. came towards c. c. A: I think we need to extend the deadline for this. reached _ 2. 13.I'm sure we can come to some a. B: I couldn't _ a.. I think we are of the . they eventually a. more agree on this. b. a. 15 We failed to reach .. I think we have to agree . amiable agreement 1. e. _ 2.

7.. If you asked me. 7. 4. They've had a _ 3. 6. Choose the most natural answer to complete these sentences. your opinion! 5. opinions on that subject. of opinion on the subject. I the view that children should be seen and not heard. on the issue of taxation? your opinions to yourself. I think you should _ 68 . 1. As I'm seeing it. 5. Where do you _ 8. She has very _ 4. 6. 10. C. _ opinion is easily swayed by the media.. Which of these expressions is not a natural collocation? 1. Opinions A. 11. it's a load of rubbish. B. Correct these sentences. 3. Let me know what you think for it. 8. Don't be afraid to speak your _ 2. I think we should cancel the order. Personal speaking. As far as I'm concerning. we've got to act now or it'll be too late.68. I didn't ask _ about this. 2. it's a work of genius. What's your opinion about this? 9. 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 .

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

Worki ng together A. A: Did you do up the whole house on your own? B: No. Listeners are asked to contribute their programme. Workers went on strike across the country to show with the miners. solidarity part effort project ideas partnership differences together 1.70. James collaborated with Steve on the 4. The mural in the school playground was a collaborative teachers all working together. have improved the parking facilitiesfor to tackle this problem. Which of these expressions 15. 11. Which are the most natural-sounding answers? 9. Tom was working on it. parents and 2. Write the correct words in the spaces. The history department joined a force / teamed up / made a team with the archaeology department to put on the exhibition. We need to work together to settle our 7. B. 10. We need to all pull _ with the local council. with pupils. _ on any of the issues discussed in the 6. I've been asked to take in a survey on telephone habits. The theatre. C. It was a united force / combined attempt / joint effort. 5. The thing that moved / brought / pulled them together was their love of music. I'd like you to move / get / turn into groups of three and talk about the subject together. The successful applicant will be active in the day by day administration / day to day management/ daily organising of the sales department. 12. working in the arts centre. 18. . 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 . 17. 8. 3. 13. 16. too. 14. Fire fighters and local residents worked arm to arm / side by side / hand in hand to save the building from fire.

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

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

Wish / Give me luck! I'm going to take my driving test tomorrow. Is there any chance / opportunity of getting a day off next week? coincidence. we all arrived at exactly the same time. 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.As luck would it. to speak to her. 14. When they offered me a trip to New Zealand. By a strange twist of 7. Cross/ Fold your fingers and with any good fortune / luck we should have some better weather next week. 20. 3. It's funny you should ask about Jenny because. Write the most natural-sounding : I random opportunity n ity words in the spaces. but then in 1977 he got a lucky 10. _ 8. By a stroke of good t it was the same car that we had sold years before.Theoffer of a year's work in Paris seemed like a golden _ that happened to be right. Luck. C. 1opened the book at exactly the right page. I ran / jumped at the chance. or completely at 6.more by opinion. 2. _ 5. 17. 12.73. cha nee and opportu A. guess chance fate luck break have than judgment. It was completely deliberate. 73 .it was just a lucky 4. Thenew business has been reasonably successful .Hisacting career was going nowhere. 15. 16.It was no that Jim chose the seat next to Emma. I didn't really know the answer at all . as it happens / by a fortunate her the day before yesterday.Sheleft the party very early so I didn't get a 9.You can set your Mp3 player to play tracks in any order you choose.Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 11. I met 19. in my coincidence fortune ::~----------------------------~ 1. B. 18. Choosethe best word or phrase to complete the sentences.

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

The new organisation was run along a. It's much the same than it ever was. move from b. spot 13.There's a near / strong / heavy similarity between this book and the last one shewrote. much difference c. B. 4. I can't tell / say / know the difference between this cheap wine and the expensiveone. They live in different countries. a wide difference 16. is from other writers in this genre. Choose the most natural-sounding word to complete each sentence. 10. the same path c. 12. 3. b. different in the world between them. close resemblance their usual style. notice a. C. all the difference to the old one. 6. 14. The brothers are two of the kind. b. We're at the same wavelength. b. similar lines 17. 7.75. 2. but their habits are pretty similar / alike / close. Similarity and difference A. 9. We've got a lot in common for each other. Choosethe best word or phrase to complete these sentences.The band's new album is a bit of a a. Example: They are exact the same. departure from 75 . 15. find 12. I can't tell one against the other. the difference between these two pictures.Correctthe mistakes in these expressions. Storiesabout the mysterious appearance of the ghost differ closely / strongly / widely. 1. in contrast b. He bears a striking / pointed / crucial resemblance to the portrait of his great grandfather. 11. They are exactly the same. I can't tell from them apart. change of c. 5. b.Although these two watches look very similar.Hiscreativity and his imagination set him a. Thisshop-bought cake a. carries c. there's a. The gleaming new skyscrapers contrast suddenly / a lot / sharply with the shanty towns that surround them. apart c. Try and c. 8. bears no resemblance to the homemade one you made last week.

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

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

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

He doesn't plan for the future.' I guess it's not that important. C. 5. and seasons on end the day Write the correct words in the spaces.79. 10. 18. It's going to be one of Day you just sit there on your sofa feeling sorry for yourself! B. _ _ 1. 7. even in the depths of / the heart of winter. I suppose. . It's a great apartment. those days a time to day day long day out after day _ _ . 15. 2. 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 . 6. 11. I think we should take it one day at He sits and reads his books for days Well. 14. at the end of She spends her time cataloguing the collection. The house is usually nice and warm. I missed the bus and lost my wallet. 4. 3. I only work four days in a week / a week. months A. 9. 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. 13. day in. 8. 20. Don't forget that the clocks jump / go forward next Saturday. 19. 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. Summer's over and the nights are drawing / closing in now. 12. He just lives from day I've been tidying and cleaning all and I need a break. Whichof these expressions is not a natural collocation? 17. Days. 16.Choose the best word or phrase to complete these sentences.

for all. when all's said and .. I never really liked him. b. Go! 11.. in tears to a halt in sight bitter end to a close 13. first thoughts _ my name and calling me Suzy. Stop playing with those matches. 6. beginning. get set. we're home and .. so we didn't a. I read it from beginning to .. right from the start 10. On your marks. d.. c. I've early finished painting the house now. steady. . f. A. I'd like to hear your a. go! c. e. The first signs of spring are here as winter draws _ _ 80 . make a good beginning C. Ready.. Our holiday was a disaster from start to . He kept forgetting b. I suppose I might as well watch this awful movie to the 14. a. initial reactions 12. 2 1. or it'll all end 15. The end is 17. First and foremost 9. Maybe we should begin at the . I'd like to welcome you all to the fifth annual meeting. from the kick-off _ b. First of all c. This company is a supermarket first and . 5. In the beginning c.. Beginning and Ending 1. It'll be nice to finish the project once and . foremost. go! to the plans. a. end. B. 3. He pressed the 'off' button and the machine slowly ground _ 16.. so who would like to get the ball rolling? b. 7... a. So if all the athletes are in their places now a.. get off to a very good start b. 4. dry. Match the two parts of the sentences. g. early ideas c. 3. done. 2.80. finish.. Once we've finished this. Which word or phrase is not a suitable collocation for the situation? 8. from the outset _ b. Write the correct words in the spaces.. It's only a party.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Answer
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

90

Answer
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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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 3.25 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. 29 Telephones 30 Television 32 The environment 39 Theatre 33 Time 78 Transport 6. 9. 22.~ :J 92 . 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. 23. 25 Fire 48 Flying 9 Food 3. 8. 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 24.0 V'\ . 70 Writing 36 Youth 15 . 8. 10 Travel 11 Truth 59 TV 32 Uncertainty 65 University 16 Water 49 Weather 42 Whispers 57 Work 21.x (1) "'C +-' c U (1) Subject Age 15 Agreeing 67 Agriculture 41 Air travel 9 Animals 40.44 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. 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. 38 Statistics 26 Success71 Talking 58 Taste 52 Technology 28.

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