Monday, 3 February 2014

Speakout Advanced p 126. Use of English practice 2



OPEN CLOZE
1. There were very ___________ people at the party when we arrived but half an hour later, it was crowded.
2. How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction ___________ the nuts in the cake? She should have said something!
3. Arthritis is a very painful ___________ that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult.
4. He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just ___________ excuses.
5. You were driving at over fifty miles ___________ hour and the limit here is only forty.
6. I ___________ to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.
7. I can eat almost ___________ type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I can't stand.
8.                  The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighbourhoods ___________ night.

1. I gave up my seat on the bus ___________ that an old woman could sit down.

2. The film was awful. The best thing ___________ it was the photography which was beautiful. The film was shot in Cambodia.
3. What a strange looking dog! Do you know what ___________ it is?
4. ___________ me a favour and pass me the cell phone that's on the newspaper, please.
5. First you will need to go to the post office, ___________ you can buy all the stamps and envelopes you need.
6. If you haven't been to the doctor's for a check for over a year, you ___________ go as soon as possible.
7. Madrid is a wonderful city but it has fewer parks ___________ London which is a shame because of the hot and sunny weather there.
8. Turn the machine off! That alarm means it can't ___________ working properly.











WORD FORMATION

1. The Sultan spent over fifty million dollars making the capital city's main hotel the most ______________ in the country.
luxury
2. Police working on solving the bank robbery have by chance ______________ a plan to murder a leading politician.
cover
3. We should go and eat at "Franco's" which is ______________ a great little restaurant.
suppose
4. I left the house at 8am and stared at the empty garage in ______________. My car was nowhere to be seen. Someone had stolen it!
believe
5. If you have any problems finding things, just ask Roger. He is very ______________ and will tell you where to find what you want.
help
6. You paid $25 for a simple breakfast?! They have certainly ______________ you! You should go back and complain.
charge
7. The gang robbed three banks in the same city and all at about the same time. Not ______________, they were caught by the police during the fourth attempt.
surprise
8.                  Sarina is only my half sister because we have ______________ mothers.
Differ

1. This queue hasn't moved in five minutes. I'm getting a bit ______________!
patient
2. Politicians should spend some time living on the streets like ______________ people have to and then they would understand better the problems they have.
home
3. Carl was calmly taking a photograph as this ______________ large bear walked towards the car. It was a ______________ experience...at least for me!
astonish
terrify
4. If you go walking around the factory, ensure you have ______________ clothing on.
protect
5. Are you sure you have cleaned the kitchen? There is still a pretty ______________ smell coming from it.
pleasant
6. Although it isn't definite we will see you tomorrow, it is quite ______________.
like
7. Be sure not to put more than three ______________ of vodka into the mix, otherwise it will be too alcoholic.
spoon
8.                  Finding a cure for cancer will be a huge ______________ breakthrough for mankind.
Medicine

1. Buying and selling antiques can be a very ______________ hobby if you know how to find a good bargain.
profit
2. We were left without any money for the last part of our holiday because we had ______________ the cost of the train ticket to Norway.
estimate
3. Mr. Transom stared ______________ at the group of students talking in the corner and they shut up immediately.
cross
4. Jennings is so ______________ enthusiastic about the game that his enthusiasm spreads to his team-mates and the result is usually a strong performance.
wonder
5. I think I was ______________ sacked and have decided to bring the company to court.
fair
6. Have you seen my handbag John? It seems to have totally ______________!
appear
7. You know your father is the most ______________ person in the world. He is sure to be wearing one of his old sweaters to the party.
fashion
8.                  People will need to see ______________ provable information before they can believe in something like life on other planets.
science






KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION

1. Many people think Steve stole the money.
believed
Steve ______________________________ the money.
2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.
blown
The two ancient trees ______________________________ the storm.
3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.
too
The computer ______________________________ to buy.
4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.
take
The Doctor advised ______________________________ a new hobby.
5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.
for
We have been waiting ______________________________ one hour.
6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbour was watching him.
watched
The man suddenly realised that he ______________________________ the neighbour.
7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.
you
I could never have passed that exam ______________________________ me.
8.                  We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.
had
We ______________________________ last year.


1. "How about going to the cinema tonight?", said Anne
suggested
Ann ______________________________ to the cinema.
2. My advice to you is to talk to your parents.
would
If ______________________________ talk to my parents.
3. Barry wasn't strong enough to lift the box.
have
Barry didn't ______________________________ to lift the box
4. They started the company in 1997.
set
The company ______________________________ 1997
5. I think Jean really likes Simon.
keen
Jean ______________________________ Simon.
6. I was made responsible for foreign sales.
charge
They put ______________________________ foreign sales.
7. The brothers really enjoyed themselves in Spain last summer.
time
The brothers really ______________________________ in Spain last summer.
8.                  The Queen is opening the new school tomorrow afternoon.
opened
The new school ______________________________ Queen tomorrow afternoon.


1. Marcus started learning French two years ago.
learning
Marcus has ______________________________ two years.
2. Harry isn't here. He went to lunch twenty minutes ago.
gone
Harry isn't here. He ______________________________ lunch.
3. Do you own that stereo?
yours
Is ______________________________?
4. Look at how black the sky is! There is rain arriving.
going
Look at how black the sky is! It ______________________________.
5. What a shame. There is no food left!
wish
I ______________________________ left!
6. What a shame. They ate all the food.
wish
I ______________________________ all the food.
7. The teenagers were stealing my car when I arrived.
being
My car ______________________________ teenagers when I arrived.
8.                  You use that little hammer to crack the stones.
for
This little hammer ______________________________.




MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. How can you possibly work in a zoo if you are terrified ___________ snakes?
a. at
b. of
c. with
d. in
2. Are you ___________ on foreign language films?
a. enthusiastic
b. excited
c. keen
d. liking
3. This government should be using far ___________ policies in an attempt to beat unemployment.
a. crueler
b. meaner
c. tougher
d. harder
4. Homeschooling, which involves ___________ children at home, is becoming ever more popular.
a. training
b. managing
c. bringing up
d. educating
5. Can you put me ___________ for two days if I come and stay with you?
a. up
b. about
c. in
d. out
6. The floods were caused by two days of ___________ rain.
a. pouring
b. drowning
c. flowing
d. shattering
7. It was only a minor accident and we all escaped without ___________.
a. damage
b. wounds
c. injury
d. hurt
8. By 10pm it was very dark and the black car was ___________ almost impossible to see.
a. so
b. therefore
c. that
d. such



KEY



 
OPEN CLOZE
1. There were very _____few______ people at the party when we arrived but half an hour later, it was crowded.
2. How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction ____to_______ the nuts in the cake? She should have said something!
3. Arthritis is a very painful ____condition_______ that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult.
4. He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just _____making______ excuses.
5. You were driving at over fifty miles ___per/ an________ hour and the limit here is only forty.
6. I ___ought / need / have________ to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.
7. I can eat almost ____any_______ type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I can't stand.
8.                  The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighbourhoods _____at______ night.



1. I gave up my seat on the bus ___so________ that an old woman could sit down.

2. The film was awful. The best thing ____about_______ it was the photography which was beautiful. The film was shot in Cambodia.
3. What a strange looking dog! Do you know what __breed / type_________ it is?
4. _____Do______ me a favour and pass me the cell phone that's on the newspaper, please.
5. First you will need to go to the post office, ____where_______ you can buy all the stamps and envelopes you need.
6. If you haven't been to the doctor's for a check for over a year, you _____should______ go as soon as possible.
7. Madrid is a wonderful city but it has fewer parks ___than________ London which is a shame because of the hot and sunny weather there.
8. Turn the machine off! That alarm means it can't ___be________ working properly.






WORD FORMATION

1. The Sultan spent over fifty million dollars making the capital city's main hotel the most ___luxurious___________ in the country.
luxury
2. Police working on solving the bank robbery have by chance ____uncovered__________ a plan to murder a leading politician.
cover
3. We should go and eat at "Franco's" which is ___supposedly___________ a great little restaurant.
suppose
4. I left the house at 8am and stared at the empty garage in _____disbelief_________. My car was nowhere to be seen. Someone had stolen it!
believe
5. If you have any problems finding things, just ask Roger. He is very _______helpful_______ and will tell you where to find what you want.
help
6. You paid $25 for a simple breakfast?! They have certainly __overcharged____________ you! You should go back and complain.
charge
7. The gang robbed three banks in the same city and all at about the same time. Not ___surprisingly___________, they were caught by the police during the fourth attempt.
surprise
8.                  Sarina is only my half sister because we have ___different___________ mothers.
Differ

1. This queue hasn't moved in five minutes. I'm getting a bit ______impatient________!
patient
2. Politicians should spend some time living on the streets like ____homeless__________ people have to and then they would understand better the problems they have.
home
3. Carl was calmly taking a photograph as this ____astonishingly__________ large bear walked towards the car. It was a ___terrifying___________ experience...at least for me!
astonish
terrify
4. If you go walking around the factory, ensure you have __protective____________ clothing on.
protect
5. Are you sure you have cleaned the kitchen? There is still a pretty ____unpleasant__________ smell coming from it.
pleasant
6. Although it isn't definite we will see you tomorrow, it is quite ___likely___________.
like
7. Be sure not to put more than three ___spoonfuls___________ of vodka into the mix, otherwise it will be too alcoholic.
spoon
8.                  Finding a cure for cancer will be a huge ___medical___________ breakthrough for mankind.
Medicine

1. Buying and selling antiques can be a very ___profitable___________ hobby if you know how to find a good bargain.
profit
2. We were left without any money for the last part of our holiday because we had __underestimated____________ the cost of the train ticket to Norway.
estimate
3. Mr. Transom stared ____crossly__________ at the group of students talking in the corner and they shut up immediately.
cross
4. Jennings is so ___wonderfully___________ enthusiastic about the game that his enthusiasm spreads to his team-mates and the result is usually a strong performance.
wonder
5. I think I was ____unfairly__________ sacked and have decided to bring the company to court.
fair
6. Have you seen my handbag John? It seems to have totally ___disappeared___________!
appear
7. You know your father is the most ___unfashionable___________ person in the world. He is sure to be wearing one of his old sweaters to the party.
fashion
8.                  People will need to see ___scientifically___________ provable information before they can believe in something like life on other planets.
science






KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION

1. Many people think Steve stole the money.
believed
Steve ___is believed to have stolen___________________________ the money.
2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.
blown
The two ancient trees ___were blown down during___________________________ the storm.
3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.
too
The computer __is too expensive for him____________________________ to buy.
4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.
take
The Doctor advised __Mr. Jenkins to take up____________________________ a new hobby.
5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.
for
We have been waiting ___here for___________________________ one hour.
6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbour was watching him.
watched
The man suddenly realised that he ____was being watched by__________________________ the neighbour.
7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.
you
I could never have passed that exam __if you hadn’t helped____________________________ me.
8.                  We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.
had
We ____had the garden landscaped__________________________ last year.


1. "How about going to the cinema tonight?", said Anne
suggested
Ann ______suggested going________________________ to the cinema.
2. My advice to you is to talk to your parents.
would
If __I were you I would____________________________ talk to my parents.
3. Barry wasn't strong enough to lift the box.
have
Barry didn't ___have the strength / enough strength___________________________ to lift the box
4. They started the company in 1997.
set
The company _was set up in_____________________________ 1997
5. I think Jean really likes Simon.
keen
Jean ____is really keen on__________________________ Simon.
6. I was made responsible for foreign sales.
charge
They put ___me in charge of___________________________ foreign sales.
7. The brothers really enjoyed themselves in Spain last summer.
time
The brothers really __had a good/great/wonderful time____________________________ in Spain last summer.
8.                  The Queen is opening the new school tomorrow afternoon.
opened
The new school ___is being opened by the___________________________ Queen tomorrow afternoon.


1. Marcus started learning French two years ago.
learning
Marcus has ___been learning French for___________________________ two years.
2. Harry isn't here. He went to lunch twenty minutes ago.
gone
Harry isn't here. He __has gone to____________________________ lunch.
3. Do you own that stereo?
yours
Is ___that stereo yours___________________________?
4. Look at how black the sky is! There is rain arriving.
going
Look at how black the sky is! It __is going to rain____________________________.
5. What a shame. There is no food left!
wish
I _wish we had some food_____________________________ left!
6. What a shame. They ate all the food.
wish
I __wish they hadn’t eaten____________________________ all the food.
7. The teenagers were stealing my car when I arrived.
being
My car __was being stolen by the____________________________ teenagers when I arrived.
8.                  You use that little hammer to crack the stones.
for
This little hammer ___is for cracking the stones___________________________.




MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. How can you possibly work in a zoo if you are terrified ___________ snakes?
a. at
b. of
c. with
d. in
2. Are you ___________ on foreign language films?
a. enthusiastic
b. excited
c. keen
d. liking
3. This government should be using far ___________ policies in an attempt to beat unemployment.
a. crueler
b. meaner
c. tougher
d. harder
4. Homeschooling, which involves ___________ children at home, is becoming ever more popular.
a. training
b. managing
c. bringing up
d. educating
5. Can you put me ___________ for two days if I come and stay with you?
a. up
b. about
c. in
d. out
6. The floods were caused by two days of ___________ rain.
a. pouring
b. drowning
c. flowing
d. shattering
7. It was only a minor accident and we all escaped without ___________.
a. damage
b. wounds
c. injury
d. hurt
8. By 10pm it was very dark and the black car was ___________ almost impossible to see.
a. so
b. therefore
c. that
d. such

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