Monday, 3 February 2014

Speakout Advanced p 126. Use of English practice 1

M. CHOICE 1
1. Can I borrow $10 ___________ you until tomorrow. I have to buy a book for college.
a. to
b. from
c. for
d. with
2. There is so little time left until the exams. I think I need to just concentrate my effort ___________ the most important two exams that I cannot fail.
a. for
b. with
c. of
d. on
3. I was never very ___________ at history at school and now I work in a museum. How ironic!
a. good
b. expert
c. keen
d. able
4. My mother would like to consider herself ___________ but I think even she would be shocked if we took her to see that film!
a. broad-minded
b. independent
c. stubborn
d. well-behaved
5. When I first arrived in Russia, I took ___________ lessons from an old woman to help me with the language.
a. private
b. secret
c. personal
d. reserved
6. There was only a light ___________ in the morning with no sign that a storm was coming.
a. gale
b. cyclone
c. breeze
d. draught
7. A new type of transistor radio has been ___________ by South African electrical engineers.
a. developed
b. found
c. discovered
d. looked into
  1. I want to play a game with you. First, ___________ about an animal you would like to be. Ready?
    a. consider
    b. imagine
    c. think
    d. wonder

M. CHOICE 2
1. Seeing you in that red dress reminds me a lot ___________ our honeymoon. Do you remember that red dress you bought in Hawaii and you wore it nearly every day!
a. about
b. to
c. on
d. of
2. My favourite ___________ at school was undoubtedly geography. Now I want to study it at university.
a. material
b. subject
c. object
d. matter
3. You will need very different clothes when you go on holiday ___________ to where you go and the time of year.
a. relying
b. according
c. depending
d. concluding
4. This wine is from the north of the country, is drunk with the local fish and must be ___________ ice cold.
a. given
b. prepared
c. made
d. served
5. The price of heating oil has been ___________ up again by the local government. Many people have criticised them for doing so as winter approaches.
a. pushed
b. taken
c. put
d. cost
6. Houston is a very ___________ city in the summer and it can be very difficult to sleep at night.
a. wet
b. damp
c. dripping
d. humid
7. My uncle is ___________ deaf so you may have to raise your voice a little, but don't shout at him!
a. slightly
b. hardly
c. extremely
d. just
8. After the government's defeat in parliament last night, the new transportation recommendations will have to ___________ a little longer before becoming law.
a. anticipate
b. expect
c. wait
d. delay


OPEN CLOZE 1
1. Excuse me. Could you not stand in ___________ of me like that? I can't see anything!
2. If you want to become a doctor, you will need to do well in biology but in the other sciences ___________.
3. ___________ the cold outside, she insisted on only wearing a light t-shirt.
4. Don't ___________ fun of Mr. Peterson because of his crutches. He had a very nasty accident.
5. We don't have to play musical chairs at the party. There are ___________ kinds of other games the children can play.
6. I didn't go to the dentist's because I wanted to. I went because I ___________ to!
7. Go down this street for about three blocks, then turn right when you ___________ the crossroads.
  1. That new car of yours isn't at all similar ___________ the one you had last year. Why did you buy such a different one?
    OPEN CLOZE 2
1. When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was ___________ to be a bad day for everyone.
2. Although Herman Tullock's book only came ___________ a week ago, it has already been surrounded by controversy.
3. I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you ___________ your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even ___________ an effort and would prefer to ride around the neighbourhood on your bike!
4. For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs ___________ photocopying and typing. Then, when you are used ___________ the office, there will be other things you can do.
5. After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see ___________ pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
6. I wish you wouldn't make ___________ so many stories. I never know when to believe you!
7. You ___________ have come to work today. Didn't you know it was a holiday?
  1. We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour ___________.

WORD FORMATION 1
1. It isn't very ______________ that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this time.
like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming ______________ thin and should eat more.
danger
3. ______________ is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try and do new things and meet new people to avoid becoming bored.
vary
4. Harry had a difficult ______________ and was brought up by an aunt and uncle living in the country.
child
5. The whole dispute began after a small ______________ over the money needed to finance the new company.
agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century ______________ agriculture across the world.
revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are ______________ by strong tradition of dance and there is a festival of dance that takes place every August.
character
  1. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, ______________ factory which will nearly double production.
    Computer
WORD FORMATION 2
1. I was just trying to be ______________ towards him and he accused me of wanting his money!
friend
2. The south-west of England, for example Devon and Cornwall, is known as the ______________ part of the United Kingdom.
sun
3. What you may think is ______________ is really just over-enthusiasm. He would never harm anyone.
hostile
4. Anyone being rude and ______________ to our staff will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
abuse
5. Men have more of a ______________ to put weight on around the waist and stomach areas and this is something they should be aware of.
tend
6. Three weeks after winning the lottery, Daniel Perkins had the ______________ to lose a court case in which he was being sued for nearly $2million.
fortune
7. The pharmaceutical company's ______________ have discovered a better way of combining medicines to create a flu remedy.
search
  1. The babies were put up for ______________ when their mother was jailed for her part in the murder.
    adopt





WORD FORMATION 3
1. Herbert has been a(n) ______________ member of this company's staff. I don't know what I would do without him!
dispose
2. The food at the restaurant was simply delicious. I just didn't think there was enough ______________.
vary
3. Even though the actors did quite a poor job of bringing the book to the stage, the ______________ was of the highest quality.
produce
4. Even though he is only 17, he is a very ______________ tennis player who could have a big future in the game.
promise
5. The stock market has risen ______________ in the last six months and now is a good time to invest.
consider
6. The ______________ of the printer is often believed to have been one of the most important of the last 500 years.
invent
7. My brother chose that university because it does a very well recommended ______________ course and that's what he has always wanted to do.
journalist
  1. Hamish had the ______________ to lose his job only three weeks after getting married. But things turned out alright in the end.
    fortune

REPHRASING 1
1. "You'd better not speak to me like that again!" he said to me.
warned
I ___________ to him like that again.
2. Don't ask Hannah here to have lunch on Friday. If you do, I won't stay to meet her.
invite
If ___________ on Friday, I won't stay to meet her.
3. Do you think it would be a good idea to get my hair cut?
suggest
Would ___________ hair cut?
4. I told him he should go and speak to his mother.
ought
___________ to speak to his mother.
5. If you don't call me, I won't know where you are!
unless
I won't know ___________ you call me!
6. We should leave now if we don't want to miss the start of the performance.
time
It's ___________ or we'll miss the start of the performance.
7. Let's go to "The Blue Whale" where it's less crowded.
as
"The Blue Whale" is ___________ here, so let's go there.
8. I would prefer to stay at home tonight.
rather
I ___________ tonight.






REPHRASING 2
1. They blamed the theft of the missing computer on Jenkins.
accused
Jenkins ___________ the missing computer.
2. OK, I can see you tomorrow evening at six.
agreed
My boss ___________ at six the following evening.
3. Don't say you're ill if you're not!
pretend
Don't ___________ you're not!
4. I haven't eaten ice cream for six months.
up
I ___________ six months ago.
5. Are we allowed to drink coffee in this part of the building?
can
___________ in this part of the building?
6. Should you be in here Mark?
supposed
Are ___________ Mark?
7. Why don't you help me more around the house?
wish
I ___________ more around the house.
8. The hill was slippery because of the rain so we had difficulty climbing.
made
The rain ___________ so we had difficulty climbing.


REPHRASING 3
1. It wasn't me who took the book. I didn't touch it!
denied
I ___________ the book.
2. I can take you to the airport if your flight is early.
offered
I ___________ Jenny to the airport for the following morning.
3. "Why not try for Harvard University Karen?"
encouraged
He ___________ apply to Harvard University.
4. Could I stay with you in Chicago for a few days, John?
put
Could ___________ Chicago for a few days?
5. I don't know how you tolerate such a miserable person.
put
How do you ___________ is so miserable?
6. I would like to be thinner.
wish
I ___________ fat.
7. "Well done! You got the job," her mother said.
on
Her mother ___________ job.
8. "It was Peter who stole the fruit," Jenny shouted.
for
Jenny ___________ stealing the fruit.



KEY


MULTIPLE CHOICE 1
1. Can I borrow $10 ____ you until tomorrow. I have to buy a book for college.
a. to
b. from
c. for
d. with
2. There is so little time left until the exams. I think I need to just concentrate my effort ____ the most important two exams that I cannot fail.
a. for
b. with
c. of
d. on
3. I was never very ____ at history at school and now I work in a museum. How ironic!
a. good
b. expert
c. keen
d. able
4. My mother would like to consider herself ____ but I think even she would be shocked if we took her to see that film!
a. broad-minded
b. independent
c. stubborn
d. well-behaved
5. When I first arrived in Russia, I took ____ lessons from an old woman to help me with the language.
a. private
b. secret
c. personal
d. reserved
6. There was only a light ____ in the morning with no sign that a storm was coming.
a. gale
b. cyclone
c. breeze
d. draught
7. A new type of transistor radio has been ____ by South African electrical engineers.
a. developed
b. found
c. discovered
d. looked into
8. I want to play a game with you. First, ____ about an animal you would like to be. Ready?
a. consider
b. imagine
c. think
d. wonder


MULTIPLE CHOICE 2
1. Seeing you in that red dress reminds me a lot ___________ our honeymoon. Do you remember that red dress you bought in Hawaii and you wore it nearly every day!
a. about
b. to
c. on
d. of
2. My favourite ___________ at school was undoubtedly geography. Now I want to study it at university.
a. material
b. subject
c. object
d. matter
3. You will need very different clothes when you go on holiday ___________ to where you go and the time of year.
a. relying
b. according
c. depending
d. concluding
4. This wine is from the north of the country, is drunk with the local fish and must be ___________ ice cold.
a. given
b. prepared
c. made
d. served
5. The price of heating oil has been ___________ up again by the local government. Many people have criticised them for doing so as winter approaches.
a. pushed
b. taken
c. put
d. cost
6. Houston is a very ___________ city in the summer and it can be very difficult to sleep at night.
a. wet
b. damp
c. dripping
d. humid
7. My uncle is ___________ deaf so you may have to raise your voice a little, but don't shout at him!
a. slightly
b. hardly
c. extremely
d. just
8. After the government's defeat in parliament last night, the new transportation recommendations will have to ___________ a little longer before becoming law.
a. anticipate
b. expect
c. wait
d. delay


OPEN CLOZE 1
1. Excuse me. Could you not stand in __FRONT__ of me like that? I can't see anything!
2. If you want to become a doctor, you will need to do well in biology but in the other sciences __TOO__.
3. __DESPITE__ the cold outside, she insisted on only wearing a light t-shirt.
4. Don't __MAKE__ fun of Mr. Peterson because of his crutches. He had a very nasty accident.
5. We don't have to play musical chairs at the party. There are __ALL__ kinds of other games the children can play.
6. I didn't go to the dentist's because I wanted to. I went because I __HAD__ to!
7. Go down this street for about three blocks, then turn right when you __REACH__ the crossroads.
8. That new car of yours isn't at all similar __TO__ the one you had last year. Why did you buy such a different one?


OPEN CLOZE 2
1. When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was __GOING__ to be a bad day for everyone.
2. Although Herman Tullock's book only came __OUT__ a week ago, it has already been surrounded by controversy.
3. I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you __DID__ your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even __MAKE__ an effort and would prefer to ride around the neighbourhood on your bike!
4. For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs __LIKE__ photocopying and typing. Then, when you are used __TO__ the office, there will be other things you can do.
5. After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see __A__ pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
6. I wish you wouldn't make __UP__ so many stories. I never know when to believe you!
7. You __NEEDN'T__ have come to work today. Didn't you know it was a holiday?
8. We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour __LATER__.


WORD FORMATION 1
1. It isn't very __LIKELY__ that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this time.
like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming __DANGEROUSLY__ thin and should eat more.
danger
3. __VARIETY__ is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try and do new things and meet new people to avoid becoming bored.
vary
4. Harry had a difficult __CHILDHOOD__ and was brought up by an aunt and uncle living in the country.
child
5. The whole dispute began after a small __DISAGREEMENT__ over the money needed to finance the new company.
agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century __REVOLUTIONISED__ agriculture across the world.
revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are _CHARACTERISED___ by strong tradition of dance and there is a festival of dance that takes place every August.
character
8. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, __COMPUTERISED__ factory which will nearly double production.
Computer


WORD FORMATION 2
1. I was just trying to be __FRIENDLY__ towards him and he accused me of wanting his money!
friend
2. The south-west of England, for example Devon and Cornwall, is known as the __SUNNY/SUNNIEST__ part of the United Kingdom.
sun
3. What you may think is __HOSTILITY__ is really just over-enthusiasm. He would never harm anyone.
hostile
4. Anyone being rude and __ABUSIVE__ to our staff will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
abuse
5. Men have more of a __TENDENCY__ to put weight on around the waist and stomach areas and this is something they should be aware of.
tend
6. Three weeks after winning the lottery, Daniel Perkins had the __MISFORTUNE__ to lose a court case in which he was being sued for nearly $2million.
fortune
7. The pharmaceutical company's __RESEARCHERS__ have discovered a better way of combining medicines to create a flu remedy.
search
8. The babies were put up for __ADOPTION__ when their mother was jailed for her part in the murder.
Adopt




WORD FORMATION 3
1. Herbert has been a(n) __INDISPOSABLE__ member of this company's staff. I don't know what I would do without him!
dispose
2. The food at the restaurant was simply delicious. I just didn't think there was enough __VARIETY__.
vary
3. Even though the actors did quite a poor job of bringing the book to the stage, the __PRODUCTION__ was of the highest quality.
produce
4. Even though he is only 17, he is a very __PROMISING__ tennis player who could have a big future in the game.
promise
5. The stock market has risen __CONSIDERABLY__ in the last six months and now is a good time to invest.
consider
6. The __INVENTION__ of the printer is often believed to have been one of the most important of the last 500 years.
invent
7. My brother chose that university because it does a very well recommended __JOURNALISM__ course and that's what he has always wanted to do.
journalist
8. Hamish had the __MISFORTUNE__ to lose his job only three weeks after getting married. But things turned out alright in the end.
fortune


REPHRASING 1
1. "You'd better not speak to me like that again!" he said to me.
warned
I __WAS WARNED NOT TO SPEAK__ to him like that again.
2. Don't ask Hannah here to have lunch on Friday. If you do, I won't stay to meet her.
invite
If __YOU INVITE HANNAH TO LUNCH__ on Friday, I won't stay to meet her.
3. Do you think it would be a good idea to get my hair cut?
suggest
Would __YOU SUGGEST GETTING MY/I GOT MY__ hair cut?
4. I told him he should go and speak to his mother.
ought
__I TOLD HIM HE OUGHT__ to speak to his mother.
5. If you don't call me, I won't know where you are!
unless
I won't know __WHERE YOU ARE UNLESS__ you call me!
6. We should leave now if we don't want to miss the start of the performance.
time
It's __TIME WE LEFT/TIME FOR US TO LEAVE__ or we'll miss the start of the performance.
7. Let's go to "The Blue Whale" where it's less crowded.
as
"The Blue Whale" is __NOT AS CROWDED AS__ here, so let's go there.
8. I would prefer to stay at home tonight.
rather
I __WOULD RATHER STAY (AT) HOME__ tonight.








REPHRASING 2
1. They blamed the theft of the missing computer on Jenkins.
accused
Jenkins __WAS ACCUSED OF STEALING__ the missing computer.
2. OK, I can see you tomorrow evening at six.
agreed
My boss __AGREED TO SEE ME__ at six the following evening.
3. Don't say you're ill if you're not!
pretend
Don't __PRETEND TO BE ILL IF__ you're not!
4. I haven't eaten ice cream for six months.
up
I __GAVE UP (EATING) ICE CREAM__ six months ago.
5. Are we allowed to drink coffee in this part of the building?
can
__CAN WE DRINK COFFEE__ in this part of the building?
6. Should you be in here Mark?
supposed
Are __YOU SUPPOSED TO BE HERE__ Mark?
7. Why don't you help me more around the house?
wish
I __WISH YOU WOULD HELP ME__ more around the house.
8. The hill was slippery because of the rain so we had difficulty climbing.
made
The rain __MADE THE HILL SLIPPERY__ so we had difficulty climbing.


REPHRASING 3
1. It wasn't me who took the book. I didn't touch it!
denied
I __DENIED HAVING TOUCHED__ the book.
2. I can take you to the airport if your flight is early.
offered
I __OFFERED TO TAKE__ Jenny to the airport for the following morning.
3. "Why not try for Harvard University Karen?"
encouraged
He __ENCOURAGED KAREN TO__ apply to Harvard University.
4. Could I stay with you in Chicago for a few days, John?
put
Could __YOU PUT ME UP IN__ Chicago for a few days?
5. I don't know how you tolerate such a miserable person.
put
How do you __PUT UP WITH SOMEONE WHO__ is so miserable?
6. I would like to be thinner.
wish
I __WISH I WASN'T (SO)__ fat.
7. "Well done! You got the job," her mother said.
on
Her mother __CONGRATULATED HER ON GETTING THE__ job.
8. "It was Peter who stole the fruit," Jenny shouted.
for
Jenny __BLAMED PETER FOR__ stealing the fruit.


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