Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 92. Changes. Extra vocabulary


Complete each of the gaps with a word from the list below. The verb you must choose must be appropriate for the gap in both sentences.

Adapted, altered, shifted, changed, transferred


1.I’ve _______________ my mind. I’ll have soup instead of the prawn cocktail.
2.He _______________ places with Jean so that he could sit nearer the blackboard.


1.Football star David Beckham was _______________ from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a fee of 25 million pounds.
2.I’ve just _______________ 3,000 pounds from my current account to my savings account.


1.When asked why he hadn’t done his homework, James _______________ uncomfortably in his seat.
2.The publishing company has _______________ its attention away from children’s literature towards school text books.


1.The snow leopard has ­­­_______________ to life at altitudes of up to 6,000 metres.
2.Several of her books have been ______________ for television.


1.The jacket was a perfect fit, but I had the trousers ­_______________ because they were a little too tight.
2.The new tower block has dramatically _______________the appearance of the town.

1. changed

2. transferred

3. shifted

Shift:1. to move, or move something, from one position or place to another. E.g. The action of the novel shifts from Paris to London. 2. to change from one state, position, etc. to another. E.g. Public attitudes towards marriage have shifted over the past 50 years. The balance of power shifted away from workers towards employers. Her sympathies gradually shifted to the side of the protesters.

4. adapted

5. altered 
Alter: /ˈɔːltə(r)/ to become different; to make somebody/something different. E.g. Prices did not alter significantly during 2007. He had altered so much I scarcely recognized him. It doesn't alter the way I feel.  Nothing can alter the fact that we are to blame. The landscape has been radically altered, severely damaging wildlife. This incident altered the whole course of events.

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