||COMPLETE THE SECOND SENTENCE SO THAT IT HAS A SIMILAR MEANING TO THE FIRST SENTENCE, USING THE WORD GIVEN. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN. USE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE WORDS, INCLUDING THE WORD GIVEN.
Example: I have never been to Paris before.
This is the first time I have been to Paris.
||There’s a possibility the plane will be delayed so take a book to read.
You should take a book to read
||Mr Jones started teaching when he was twenty-six.
was twenty six.
||I will only feed your dog if it is friendly.
it is friendly.
||How long is it since you travelled abroad?
||I haven’t had a holiday for nearly a year.
I had a holiday.
||Many useful things have been invented because of the microchip.
of many useful things.
||I really hate the endless showing of car commercials on TV.
that car commercials are endlessly shown on TV.
||The city is cleaning up many of its ancient monuments at present.
Many of the ancient monuments in the city
||Did your parents let you stay up when you were young?
your parents when you were young?
||Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, will be visited by the American space probe in six years’ time.
, will be visited by the American space probe in six years’ time.
||“Mary didn’t throw the rubbish out of the window!” the boy said.
the rubbish out of the window,” the boy said.
||“Have you seen my library books anywhere?” Hilary asked her mother.
Hilary asked her mother
library books anywhere.
||“I saw you hit that new boy in the playground!” the teacher told him.
new boy in the playground.
||It’s a pity I didn’t buy that dress I saw yesterday.
that dress I saw yesterday.
||The concert was cancelled due to the small number of ticket sales.
of the small number of ticket sales.
||READ THE TEXT AND THINK OF THE WORD WHICH BEST FITS EACH SPACE. USE ONLY ONE WORD IN EACH SPACE.
Insurance companies specialising
insurance policies for dangerous activities
reporting a dramatic increase in
number of British holidaymakers choosing thrills and danger for their holiday fortnight.
It seems that risky activities
white-water rafting, freefall parachuting and bobsleighing appeal in particular
high-earning young men.
, Andrew Blowers, a keen parachutist, set
his own travel insurance company.
He did this because he had had such difficulty finding insurance cover for
. In the past year, he
seen a huge increase in demand. Most other insurance companies
from his own exclude dangerous activities from their policies, whereas Mr Blowers insists that there are very
things that his company would not cover. Big game hunting, go karting, white-water rafting and scuba diving are all included in the standard rate of insurance
||READ THE TEXT BELOW AND DECIDE WHICH ANSWER A, B, C OR D BEST FITS EACH SPACE.
I’m a driving test examiner. I ran my own driving school for twelve years before applying to become an examiner in 1996. Since then I’ve
(1) to examine lorry and bus drivers and instruct trainee examiners. I
(2) that I’ve assessed 16,000 people and passed around half of them. The first lorry driver I passed
(3) tears. However, the most
(4) reasons for failing are not being ready and beein too
(5). Inwardly I’m telling the candidates not to do something stupid like
(6) out into moving traffic, but I am not
(7) to tell them how to drive.
(8) my own test I was extremely nervous and had to
(9) with a very strict and unfrienly examiner. We’re taught nowadays to put people at their
(10). We pass everyone who’s up to
(11), but people often present themselves too soon. I’ve never been offered money to pass anyone,
(12) one man asked me if he could make me change my
(13). I then
(14) him to the police. My ambition is to be a supervising examiner in
(15) of test centres in a large area.
|1. A resulted
2. A count
3. A burst into
4. A simple
5. A tense
6. A make
7. A admitted
8. A took
9. A suffer
10. A rest
11. A limit
12. A while
13. A mind
14. A reported
15. A responsibility
B turned back
C carried on
D set off
||READ THE TEXT BELOW. USE THE WORD GIVEN IN CAPITALS TO FORM A WORD THAT FITS IN THE SPACE.
Cleopatra was not beautiful (BEAUTY), at least according to her portrait on coins. But she was loved by very
(POWER) men, like Caesar and Anthony. The
(APPRECIATE) of beauty is similar everywhere. For example, many people think Sharon Stone is an
(IDENTITY) handsome men, and females lovely women. We don’t learn this
(RESPOND) , we’re born with it. We also believe that good-looking people are more
(LIKE), competent and intelligent. It is an extremely
(PLEASANT) form of stereotyping.
However, in one
(REMARK) experiment, researchers brought a group of
(STRANGE) together for an hour a day. Happily, after four days, factors such as
(FRIEND) had become more important than looks.