Saturday, 21 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 82. Extra Word Formation Exercise 4

1. On our country roads there is ______________ (CONSIDER) less traffic.
2. It was very __________________ (CONSIDER) of you to include me.
3. "The Lord of the Rings" is a _____________ (TIME) classic, as fresh today as it was when it was first published.
4. I grew up in England but Spain has become my ___________ (ADOPT) country.
5. The hotel looked nice but appearances can be ____________ (DECEIVE).
6. She is still the same jealous, _____________ (DECEIVE), cruel bully as ever, but less violent than when we were growing up.
7.  He was sincerely _____________ (APPRECIATE) of their support.
8. German job growth slowed _____________ (APPRECIATE) during the summer, and hours worked declined.
9. The appointment with my GP was at 8.30, but it wasn't until 9.15 that I was finally shown into her _______________ (CONSULT) room.
10. Millions of innocent civilians suffered great _______________ (HARD) as a result of the war.
11. It is _______________ (ADVISE) to keep your belongings with you at all times.
12. They suggested some very _____________ (IMAGINE) ways of reducing costs.
13. You should be more _____________ (RESPECT) of other people's points of view.
14. ______________ (RESPECT) behaviour includes things like contributing to charity, volunteering at an animal shelter, and helping your friends study vocabulary.
15. She added that the campaign was about asking customers to behave ____________ (CONSIDER).
16. He maintained his ____________ (COMPOSE) despite a desperate desire to laugh.
17. I was being ______________ (CONSIDER), in that I was literally not considering her feelings and needs. 
18. We have spent a not ________________ (CONSIDER) amount of money on the project already. 
19. A cough at the doorway brought an ___________ (TIME) end to their embrace. 
20. People complained about the _____________ (HARD) of the chairs.
21. He produced a wealth of _____________ (SUPPORT) evidence to substantiate his claim. 
22. She was very _____________ (SUPPORT) during my father's illness. 


KEY
1. considerably



2. considerate /kənˈsɪdərət/ always thinking of other people's wishes and feelings; careful not to hurt or upset others. E.g. She is always polite and considerate towards her employees. It was very considerate of him to wait.



3. timeless not appearing to be affected by the passing of time or by changes in fashion. E:g. her timeless beauty. Timeless traditions. The dress had a timeless elegance.



4. adopted an adopted country is one in which somebody chooses to live although it is not the one they were born in.

adoptive: an adoptive parent or family is one that has legally adopted a child. E.g. his adoptive father



5. deceptive /dɪˈseptɪv/ likely to make you believe something that is not true. Misleading. E.g. a deceptive advertisement. Appearances can often be deceptive (= things are not always what they seem to be). The deceptive simplicity of her writing style (= it seems simple but is not really).



6. deceitful /dɪˈsiːtfl/ behaving in a dishonest way by telling lies and making people believe things that are not true. Mendacious. E.g. The government were accused of being hypocritical and deceitful. A deceitful politician.



7. appreciative /əˈpriːʃətɪv/ 1 feeling or showing that you are grateful for something. E.g. The company was very appreciative of my efforts. 2 showing pleasure or enjoyment. E.g. an appreciative audience/ smile. Appreciative laughter/ comments.



8. appreciably /əˈpriːʃəbli/ large enough to be noticed or thought important. Considerably. E.g. The risk of infection is appreciably higher among children.



9. consulting room: a room where a doctor talks to and examines patients.



10. hardship a situation that is difficult and unpleasant because you do not have enough money, food, clothes, etc. Sp. adversidad. E.g. economic/ financial, etc. hardship. People suffered many hardships during that long winter. The two men endured great hardship during their trek across Antarctica. It was no hardship to walk home on such a lovely evening.



11. advisable /ədˈvaɪzəbl/ sensible and a good idea in order to achieve something. E.g. Early booking is advisable. Advisable to do something It is advisable to book early.



12. imaginative /ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv/ having or showing new and exciting ideas. E.g. recipes that make imaginative use of seasonal vegetables. You'll need to be a little more imaginative if you want to hold their attention.



13. respectful /rɪˈspektfl/ showing or feeling respect. E.g. The onlookers stood at a respectful distance. We were brought up to be respectful of authority.



14. respectable /rɪˈspektəbl/ considered by society to be acceptable, good or correct. E.g. a highly respectable neighbourhood. A respectable married man. Go and make yourself look respectable. She continues to lead a respectable life.





15. considerately /kənˈsɪdərətli/ in a considerate manner. E.g. She drives carefully and considerately.



16. composure /kəmˈpəʊʒə(r)/ the state of being calm and in control of your feelings or behaviour. E.g. to keep/ lose/ recover/ regain your composure. The interruption gave him time to regain his composure.



17. inconsiderate /ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərət/ not giving enough thought to other people's feelings or needs. E.g.
inconsiderate behaviour. It was inconsiderate of you not to call.



18. inconsiderable  
not inconsiderable (formal) large; large enough to be considered important. E.g. In the meantime, they'll make money- not an inconsiderable amount of it.



19. untimely /ʌnˈtaɪmli/ happening too soon or sooner than is normal or expected. E.g. She met a tragic and untimely death at 25.



20. hardness /hɑːdnəs/ The quality or condition of being hard. E.g. Occasionally, however, the three operations may be completed in ten hours, all depending upon the hardness of the rock.



21. supporting /səˈpɔːtɪŋ/ helping to show that something is true. E.g. There was a wealth of supporting evidence.



22. supportive /səˈpɔːtɪv/ giving help, encouragement or sympathy to somebody. E.g. a supportive family. She was very supportive during my father's illness. A mutually supportive relationship. He was strongly supportive of my career.

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