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WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the gap.
0

Don’t trust Sally. She is dishonest.

H O N EST

1 The report must be handed in by the ............................................................. day of the month.

SEVEN

2 Extreme sports have increased i n ............................................................................. in recent years.

POPULAR

3

I was surprised he lost his temper as it is s o .......................................................................... him.

LIKE

4

She made her first ...................................................................... on the stage over fifty years ago.

APPEAR

5 The cinema was ................................................................................................... destroyed by the fire.



CO M PLETE

6 Thomas Edison is a world famous ..............................................................................................................

INVENT

7 The new designs are a h u g e.......................................................................... on the previous ones.

IMPROVE

8 Anna is shy and feels ............................................................................... in large crowds of people.

COM FORT

9 The resort is always full at the .................................................................... of the tourist season.

HIGH

10 The company is increasing ................................................................. of its most popular model.

PRO D UCE

II

Hundreds of .......................................................................... took part in the cross-country race.

CYCLE

12


It wasn’t a very ........................................................................................ job but at least it paid well.

E X C IT E

13 The minister said it was ...................................... to tell when the economy would recover.

POSSIBLE

14 James claimed his refusal was ........................................................................ a matter of principle.

BASIC

15

C EN TR E

It’s easy to get around ...................................................................... London on the underground.

16 The forest fire forced m a n y ............................................................................... to flee their homes.

RESIDE

17 This tourist agency ............................................................................................ in adventure holidays.

SP EC IA L

18

C O LO U R


Lucy w e a rs ................................................................................... scarves to brighten up her outfits.

19 One of the .................................................................... of the disease is loss of physical strength.

C H A R A C TER

20 Under the circumstances, I had n o ........................................................... but to accept his offer.

C H O O SE

21

ARRANGE

They came to an ................................................................................................... that suited everyone.

22 The new media player will be o n ............................................................... at the end of the year.

SELL

23

I have been a ............................................................................... of jazz music since my early teens.

24

He looked back on h is ................................................................. as the happiest years of his life.

LOVE

CH ILD

25

She tried o n ................................................................................... hats until she found one she liked.

VARY

26

All health experts agree on t h e ............................................................................. of a balanced diet.

IMPORTANT

27

The rap id ........................................................... of tourism has boosted the country’s economy.

GROW

28

More than a .......................................................................... of the population lives in rural areas.

TH R EE
REQUIRE

29 The entry .................................................... for British Universities include Maths and English.
31


Despite being over eighty, she is very .......................................................................... for her age.

STRONG
EN ERG Y

32

The key to a good story is to build up the .......................................................................... slowly.

E X C IT E

33

His arrival was .......................................................................... , so we were surprised to see him.

EX PECT

34

My mother warned me not to talk t o .......................................................................................................

STRAN GE

35

Her favourite Hollywood ................................................................................... is ‘W est Side Story’.

36

He is ........................................................................................ working on an environmental project.


MUSIC
CU R R EN T

37

You need to be ................................................................................... if you want to succeed in life.

AMBITION

38

Although Sam is a ....................................................... footballer, he doesn’t earn a lot of money.

PROFESSION

39

The young actors were extremely nervous before their first .....................................................

PERFORM

40

We spent an ............................................................................... morning wandering round the city.

ENJOY

41


He has a ...................................................................... to be too strict with his students at times.

TEN D

42

Many people a r e ........................................................... of the dangers of swimming after eating.

AWARE

30 Weightlifting is a good way to increase muscle ...................................................................................

Word Formation


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

43

He was arrested for being in .................................................................... of a dangerous weapon.

POSSESS

44

I’m tired of hearing Alex boast about how ............................................................................... he is.

SU C C ESS

45


The restaurant had a huge ............................................................... of desserts to choose from.

SELECT

46

The school employs only native........................................................ to teach foreign languages.

SPEAK

47

You could ........................................................

EASY

48

The police have n o ............................................................................. of the suspect’s whereabouts.

improve your music skills with regular practice.

49 Jane says she has mixed ...................................................................... about starting her new job.
50 Vitamin

c

can be very ............................................................................. against the common cold.


KNOW
FEE L
EFFECT

51

He got the job .............................................................................................. of his lack of experience.

REGARD

52

Sir Francis Drake was a .............................................................................................. English explorer.

53

You can ask the ............................................................... for help in finding the books you want.

FAME
LIBRARY

54

Helen is proud of h e r .................................................................... collection of antique furniture.

VALUE

55

He emphasised the ............................................................... of daily exercise for staying healthy.


IMPORTANT

56 Which .............................................................................................................. has made your life easier?

INVENT

57

Some people find learning languages ............................................................................................ easy.

RELATIVE

58

The previous ................................................................. had beautifully restored the old cottage.

OWN

59

Good teachers give c le a r.......................................................................................... to their students.

EXPLAIN

60

Please put y o u r ................................................................. at the bottom of the application form.

61


Clara likes clothes that are b o th ................................................................................... and practical.

SIGN
A TTR A CT

62

The classes at this gym cater to all levels o f .........................................................................................

FIT

63

She is more ........................................................ about the subject than anyone in the country.

64

You don’t have to have a lot of money to buy ................................................................. clothes.

KNOW
FASHION

65

It was a long journey but we stopped at a service station for ...................................................

REFRESH

66 British Airways has .................................................................... flights to New York from London.

67

Radio ............................................................................ were shocked by the DJ’s rude comments.

68 The make-up artist is extremely ......................................................; she transforms the actors.

DAY
LISTEN
SK ILL

69

There is so much useful ............................................................................................... on the Internet.

INFORM

70

It’s very ................................................................................... for Simon to be in such a bad mood.

USUAL

71

She has a v e r y ........................................................................ outlook on life and is always smiling.

CH EER

72


Engineers are working on the ........................................................ of a new kind of car engine.

DEVELO P

73 John loves to v is it .................................................................................................................................. cities.

HISTORY

74

She has the ................................................................. to make other people feel totally relaxed.

75

All the ................................................................. for putting the bicycle together were included.

A BLE
IN STRU CT

76

T h e ........................................................

SATISFY

77

Most of the people in my language class a r e .........................................................................................

BEGIN


78

I like this place because it is very ........................................................................................ and quiet.

79

She is very ..................................................................................................... and will try anything new.

PEACE
ADVENTURE

80

T h e ................................................................................................... in Scotland was truly breathtaking.

SC EN E

81

The fans thought the referee’s decision was ....................... when their team lost a point.

82

He has recovered well from his ............................................................... and is fitter than ever.

FAIR
INJURE

83


The film received .......................................................................................... reviews from the critics.

DISAPPOINT

84

The fast-flowing river is too ............................................................................................... to swim in.

DANGER

85

My husband is very good at m ending................................................................................... pottery.

BREAK

86

It is not healthy to lo s e ............................................................................. in a short space of time.

W EIG H

87

Many people go fishing f o r .............................................................................................................................

88

I’m afraid the food at that restaurant isn’t ............................................................................ good.


R ELA X
PARTICULAR

of seeing his work displayed was the greatest reward.

Word Formation


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

89 Children should not e a t ............................................................................................ foods like crisps.

HEALTH

90 We needed to find a ........................................................................ part for the broken machine.
91 A lot of important ................................................................................. were made at the meeting.

REPLACE
D ECID E

92 A t t h e ...................................................................................... of the film there is a lot of confusion.

BEGIN

93 You should sum up your main points in t h e ............................................................. of the essay.

C O N C LU D E

94 My coach’s .................................................................... has helped me improve my performance.


CRITIC

95 He has the ........................................................................ of all who have ever worked with him.

ADMIRE

96 I was surprised by all t h e ...................................................................... the story got in the news.

PUBLIC

97 We would like to thank everyone who made a ..................................................to the charity.

C O N TR IBU TE

98 It i s ............................................................................................ that motivates US to gain knowledge.
99 She watched the train until it was completely out o f .....................................................................

CURIO U S
SEE

100 Many people ...................................................... believe that money is the route to happiness.

MISTAKE

101 Taking exams can be a very ............................................................................................... experience.

STRESS

102 I will not tolerate b a d ................................................................................................. in my classroom.


BEHAVE

103 It was not ............................................... for children to work long hours in Victorian times.

COMMON

104 The fire destroyed their home as well as all their ............................................................................
105 Mike has no ...................................................................................... of going to the school reunion.

POSSESS
INTEND

106 Trisha has spent a ........................................................... amount of money on clothes recently.

CON SIDER

107 The album had so m e ............................................................................................ success in the USA.

COM MERCE

108 It was .............................................................................................................. cold at the top of the hill.

BITTER

109 The earthquake generated one of the m o s t........................... tsunamis to strike the area.

DESTROY

I


SC IEN C E

10 The government must give more money f o r .............................................................. research.

I 12 When you’re sitting .............................................................................................. , I’ll begin the story.

SU FFER
COM FORT

I 13 Paris attracts millions of ....................................................................................................... every year.

TO UR

I 14 The police are appealing for ............................................................................................ information.

ADDITION

I 15 The people here are known for t h e ir .................................................................... and hospitality.

WARM

I I I Put an end to her .......................................................................... and tell her what the secret is.

I 16 Doctors w o r k .................................................... hours because they are on call day and night.

REGULAR

I 17 The storm caused flooding in many ........................................................................................ towns.


C O A ST

I 18 There have been many ................................................................................................. over the plans.

DISAGREE

I 19 T h e ...................................................................................... crisis is leading to mass unemployment.

ECONOM Y

120 The rapid ........................................................................

GROW

of the company has surprised its rivals.

121 He began looking for ............................................................................... as soon as he left school.

EMPLOY

122 The noise in the office is ruining my ........................................................................................................
123 He had a ................................................................................................................. career as a diplomat.

C O N C EN TR A TE
REMARK

124 Tests show that the river contains ................................................................................... chemicals.

INDUSTRY


125 T h e ........................................................... of the factory will mean more jobs for local people.

EXPAND

126 The family ..........................................................................

USUAL

sits down together for Sunday dinner.

127 The restaurant said t h a t .................................................. have to be made a week in advance.

RESERVE

128 The city offers a wide choice o f ..................................................................................................................

ENTERTAIN
PUBLISH

129 None of the ........................................................... she sent her book to were interested in it.
130 You need a ............................................................. dictionary when learning a foreign language.

RELY

131 If 10 am is ...................................................................... for you, we can reschedule the meeting.

CO N V EN IEN T

132 He tried to hide his .................................................................... but you could see it on his face.
133 This region of France produces a wide ........................................................................ of cheeses.


DISAPPOINT
VARY

134 They serve m any..................................................................................................... from the local area.

SP EC IA L

Word Formation
I.


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

135 It w a s ............................................................................... to see them again after such a long time.

W ONDER

136 The film was in Spanish with English.........................................................................................................

T IT L E

137 The town has rem ained.......................................................... ; everything is the same as it was.

CH A N G E

138 My father ........................................................................ of smoking, he says it is a health hazard.

APPROVE


139 The footballer was very ................................................................................... and missed the goal.

LU C K Y

140 The government is taking em ergency.................................................... to deal with the crisis.

ACT

141 There is a .................................................................

POSSIBLE
SURE

that he could sign for Manchester United.

142 The crystal vase was carefully packed t o ........................................................... it did not break.
143

......................................................................he didn’t manage to pass the entrance examination.

144 The winning .............................................................................................. receives a small cash prize.

FORTUNATE
C O N T ES T

146 We stayed at a ............................................................................... little guest house in the village.

TRO PIC
D ELIG H T


147 He had a very ................................................................................................. career at the university.

IMPRESS

145 We want to go to a ...................................................................

island for our holiday this year.

148 She is ........................................................................................................ respected by her colleagues.

HIGH

149 V is it o r .................................................................................

A TTRACT

include an amusement park and a zoo.

150 A flower show is h e ld ............................................................................................................ in the park.

ANNUAL

151 The weather was t o o ................................................................................... to go on the boat ride.

STORM

152 His lack of qualifications made him ............................................................................... for the job.

SU IT


153 Despite the rain........................................................................... at the outdoor concert was high.

A TTEN D

154 The police caught the .......................................................................... who broke into the house.

BURGLE

155 The government has come to a n .......................................................................... with the unions.

AGREE

156 My time is very ..................................................; ................................................... .. so please be quick.
157 It i s ...................................................................... to take out insurance before you go on holiday.

LIMIT
ADVISE

158 I don’t have a car, so I’m .................................................. on public transport to get to work.

DEPEND

159 Most teenagers are actually................................................................... and polite young people.

HELP

160 The coach gives the players a lot of ................................................................... before matches.

EN CO U RA GE


161 S h e .............................................................................................. placed each glass next to the plates.

CARE

162 Doing a difficult task in small stages makes it m o re ..........................................................................

MANAGE

163 South Africa has eleven ............................................................................................................ languages.

O FFIC E

164 I bumped into him in the street ........................................................................................ by chance.

PURE

165 Cameron had to overcome many .................................................................... in his early career.

D IFFICU LT

166 It was a ........................................................................................ plan, but it worked well in the end.

RISK

167 It has b eco m e........................................................................ clear that a solution must be found.

INCREASE

168 This air freshener will get rid o f ................................................................................................. smells.
169 All the company’s ............................................................................ were happy with the pay rise.


PLEASE
EMPLOY

170 Going to the theatre is a wonderful form o f .......................................................................................

ENTERTAIN

171 Schools are trying to increase ............................................................... about the environment.

AWARE

172 To withdraw money from the bank you will need proof o f ..........................................................

ID EN TIFY
SC IEN C E

173 M o st........................................................... agree that human activities affect the Earth’s climate.
175 Please make sure you a rriv e .......................................................................... for you appointment.

REMIND
P U N CTU A L

176 Sandra is v e r y ..................................................................................... about her exams next month.

A N X IET Y

177 I went to the restaurant on the ........................................................................................ of a friend.

RECOMMEND


178 Greenpeace is a well-known .......................................................................................... organisation.

ENVIRONM ENT

179 Many people reacted .......................................................................... when they heard the news.

ANGRY

180 Claude Monet is one of the greatest........................................................... of the 19th century.

PAINT

174 She left him a note as a ............................................................... of what he had to do that day.

Word Formation


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

• Prepositions
^

Fill in the correct preposition.
1 Nicholas was absent.........................school for more
than a month.

29

My parents are very happy......................... my marks

at school.

2

30

Contrary ........................ popular belief, bottled
water is not always better than tap water.

Demand ......................
past decade.

oil has increased over the

3 Tom was really upset because Mary accused him
......................... lying.

3 1 I couldn’t get into the shop because it was
crow ded ......................... Christmas shoppers.

4

Cindy is allergic......................... cats.

32

I used to be scared.......................spiders.

5


He argues .........................
politics all the time.

his b ro th e r.........................

33

I don’t like people who are cruel .........................
animals.

6 The homeless person begged......................... money
on the street.

34

Robert is delighted......................... his new car.

35

The flight to London departs......................... gate 3B
at 9 pm.

36

Mark decided to apply.................. Scarborough Ltd
.......................... the position advertised in the
newspaper.

37


Ruth’s grandchildren are very dear .........................
her.

38

There has been an increase .........................
number of people out of work.

39

The earthquake has caused serious damage
......................... the buildings in the area.

40

He took time off w ork to re co ve r...................... the
illness.

7 She apologised to m e ......................... being late.
8

My parents don’t approve......................... smoking.

9

She arrived .........................
meeting.

good time for the


10

Janet is very attached........................

her pet cat.

II

His latest film is b ased ......................... the life of a
woman called Monica Jay.

12 I don’t believe......................... ghosts.
13 The politician was nervous .........................
upcoming election.

the

14 They were relying.......................him to find a solution.
15 The police are warning householders to beware
......................... thieves after a series of burglaries in
the area.

the

4 1 The pop star was accompanied......................... her
manager.
42

The driver was disqualified......................... the race
for not following the rules.


43

The group’s fans are eager...................... news of the
concert.

44

After such a hot summer we are all hoping
......................... some cooler weather.

45

Gary got engaged .........................
Cathy.

46

The two bikes crashed...................... each other on
the track.

47

He has been dismissed......................... his job due to
his poor performance.

life in

48


The coach congratulated the team .........................
their excellent performance during the play-offs.

24 The police arrested h im ......................... vandalising
public property.

49

You should never be envious ....................... your
friends.

25

Martin complained......................... toothache.

50

Christina is m arried......................... Robert.

26

This product does not comply ..........................
British safety standards.

51

He is very experienced ..........................
different computer programmes.

27


I can’t concentrate ......................... my studies and
listen to music at the same time.

52 Tim was dissatisfied ......................... the service in
the restaurant so he complained to the manager.

28

He is being considered...................... the best actor
nomination.

53

16

I need some advice......................... which car to buy.

17

Don’t blame T e d ......................... the accident - it’s
not his fault.

18 The child was bored .........................
after a few hours of playing with it.

his new toy

19 Susan blames her lack of independence......................
her mother.

20

Fred is brilliant......................... Physics.

21

When Tom is angry, he is capable .........................
saying rude things.

22

Philip is very goo d......................... solving riddles.

23

You can’t draw comparisons .........................
the country and life in the city.

Prepositions

his girlfriend

using

She is an e x p e rt......................... Russian history.


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

54


Her fa ilu re ......................... arrive on time for work
led to her being fired.

83 I like watching a film .........................the comfort of
my living room.

55

Venice is famous ......................... its carnival which
takes place once a year.

84 She had to use a ladder as the books on the top
shelf w e r e .........................reach.

56

Karen is very fo n d .........................dogs.

57

She forgave h im .........................offending her.

85 I don’t have any idea what to do; I’m .........................
a loss!

58

She is extremely frightened.........................spiders.


86 She thanked the sp e a k e r......................... behalf of

59

David is very ke e n .........................playing golf at the
weekends.

60

Crash diets are harm ful.........................your health.

61

He hasn’t heard ......................... his pen friend in
China for a while.

62

The Prince ofWales is h e ir.........................the British
throne.

63

I was very impressed ......................... his extensive
knowledge of English literature.

64

She insisted .......................... having her lawyer
present before signing the contract.


65

The teacher was in te n t......................... helping the
weak student catch up with the rest of the class.

66

Martin failed to pass his driving t e s t .........................
the second time.

67

Th ere’s no
behaviour.

68

She was very jealous ......................... her sister’s
popularity.

69

Fiona was nam ed.........................her grandmother.

excuse

..........................

her


70 That actress is known ..........................
problems with her co-stars.

rude

causing

everyone in the class.
87 He w a s .........................pain for a few days after the
accident.

88 Nowadays most people prefer reading the news
.........................the Internet.
89 I’ve read a few good books lately but this was
.........................far the best.
90 Their conversation was s tric tly ......................... the
record and was kept secret.
91 Some people can be very productive when they
a r e .........................pressure.
92 ......................... the beginning of the film you are
introduced to the characters.
93 She is staying with her sister ......................... the
time being.
94 .........................addition to being a talented painter,
she is also a remarkable musician.
95 Sometimes you get a better deal if you pay
.........................credit card.
96 The police suspect h im ......................... stealing the
missing files.

97 His latest action film is very popular.........................
teenagers.

71

Is the surgeon going to o p era te......................... her
leg tomorrow?

72

Most students o b je ct.........................wearing school
uniforms.

99 He prefers coffee.........................tea.

73

I mistook y o u .........................Pamela-you look alike.

100 You shouldn’t eat sweets since you’r e .........................
a diet.

74

The candidate made a good impression
.........................the voters with his speech.

101 He always behaves......................... such a silly way

75


He was expelled ......................... school for fighting
with another student.

102 I was w ro n g .........................the time; the class starts

76

She is totally unaware .........................
involved in rock climbing.

77

He qualified.........................a doctor five years ago.

78

She studied law and specialises ..........................
criminal cases.

79

Nobody expected her to pass her exams so they
were all surprised.........................the good news.

80

Going to the gym every day was difficult but the
exercise was beneficial.........................the long run.


the risks

8 1 It’s quite typical.........................him to come to work
late.
82

It was so crowded ........................ the bus this
morning that a woman fainted.

WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

98 She always takes p rid e.........................her children’s
achievements.

that nobody respects him.
at 9 am not 8 am.
103 The doctor can
appointment.

only be seen

........................

104 After losing everything they had, they had to start
.........................scratch.
105 A lot of important
.........................chance.

discoveries


happen

106 Scientists are currently conducting research
.........................the possible causes of the disease.
107 After confessing to his crime, he was sentenced
.........................life imprisonment.
108 Everyone was shocked ......................... the tragic
news.


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

109 I can’t find a solution.........................this problem.

136 W ar must be avoided.........................all costs.

I 10 You can’t r e ly .........................him because he never
keeps his word.

137 He felt very worried at first b u t.........................the
end everything went well.

I I I Applications should be m ad e.......................writing
to the personnel department.

138 You can have a party h e re .........................condition
that you clean up afterwards.

I 12 My brother always takes pleasure .........................
teasing me.


139 He’s b een .........................work for a long time now
and feels depressed.

I 13 Nobody knows who is responsible.........................
the fire.

140 It was such a sad film that the viewers were
tears.

114 All negotiations failed and the two countries were
s t ill.........................war.

141 The main suspect has been traced and is
......................... arrest.

115 He wasn’t good with money and ended up
debt.

142 You will receive your new credit c a rd .........................
post.

116 Life is full of surprises, so don’t take anything
granted.

143 My name is Nicholas - or N ic k .......................short.

I 17 The lift is not ....................... use because it is
broken.
I 18 Her views are similar ......................... mine; that’s

why we never argue.
I 19 Fish and meat are r ic h .........................protein.
120 Her dance teacher is always pleased.........................
her performance.
121 Some women spend a lot of money ....................
cosmetics.
122 Since I moved house, I have kept .......................
touch with my old friends by email.
123 She is very sensitive......................... other people’s
feelings.
124 Please hand in your assignment by Friday
the latest.
125 Students’ papers were piled o n e .........................top
of the other in the professor’s study.
126 .............. ......... some respects the new version of
the song is better than the original one.
127 She left her briefcase.........................the top of the
stairs this morning.
128 All her complaints were ......................... vain as
nobody seemed to bother.
129 He is very p ro u d ......................... his promotion to
senior editor.
130 .........................the one hand, her job is exciting but
it can be stressful too.
13 1 Women live longer than men,.........................average.
132 There’s a beautiful h o u se......................... sale in my
neighbourhood.
133 They have live d .........................the suburbs all their
lives and they don’t want to move to the city centre.
134 Don’t read the t e x t .........................detail; just scan it.

135 They spend their summers in a beautiful house
......................... the coast.

Prepositions

144 You have to pay a deposit.........................arrival at
the hotel.
145 .........................second thoughts. I’d rather not go to
the party.
146 He hasn’t replied.........................my invitation yet.
147 Don’t shout; I’m sure he didn’t do i t .........................
purpose.
148 He’s a specialist ......................... modern German
literature.
149 I want to speak to y o u .........................private; make
sure there’s nobody around.
150 She has very good ta ste .........................clothes.
151 It is impolite to sta re .........................people.
152 That song is popular.........................people of all ages.
153 Critics raved.........................the new film and gave it
good reviews.
154 He has the reputation......................... being a strict
teacher.
155 ....................... law, drivers in most countries must
wear a seat belt.
156 W e can cut the apple...................... half and share it.
157 Kelly suffers .........................
spring and autumn.

terrible allergies in


158 Carmen was highly qualified .........................
teaching position.

the

159 Which one of the sisters are you referring
7

160 I used to be good at tennis but I’m o u t.......................
practice.
16 1 W e heard about the car accident.........................the
news.
162 The firemen soon had the blaze .......................
control.
163 I’ m w ritin g .........................regard to your email.
164 My best friend and I have a lo t...................... common.


I WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

• Phrasal Verbs
Fill in the correct particle.
1 When is the new Harry Potter film coming
?

25

We s e t ................for the train station at six o’clock
this morning.


2 Something in the fridge is giving................a terrible
smell.

26

Can you help me p u t................this painting in the
living room?

3 We will have to c u t................on our expenses if we
want to save money.

27 The thief passed him self................as an electrician
in order to get into old people’s homes.

4

28

Don’t forget to t u r n ................ all the lights when
you leave the house.

29

MP stands................‘Member of Parliament’.

30

I don’t know why she’s ta k e n ................ biting her
nails.


My brother often asks me to lend him money but
he always pays m e ...................

5 The price of petrol has g on e................three times
in the last month.
6
7
8

I looked out of the window and saw Henry’s car
pulling................in the driveway.
Let’s see if we can w o r k ................ a way to solve
this problem.
I felt so tired today in class that I didn’t really take
anything the teacher said.

3 1 David took the b oo ks................to the library when
he had finished reading them.
32 There are signs all over the park saying ‘Keep
................the Grass’.
33

My trainers are totally w o r n ................; I’ll have to
get some new ones.

She complained of feeling dizzy and then suddenly
she passed ...................

34


10 All the students lo o k ................Mr Brown because
he’s such a good teacher.

I didn’t ask Marge if I could stay at her house
because I didn’t want to put h e r ...................

9

A big German Shepherd w e n t ................ my little
dog.

I usually clear the table, while my sister sees
................washing the dishes.

36

12

I think I’ll g o ................ my essay again one more
time before I hand it in.

Can you lo o k your granddad on your way
home and check he’s okay?

37

13

I don’t think Ben is c u t ................to be a waiter; he’s

too clumsy!

I never get up straight away in the morning when
my alarm go es...................

14 Amazingly, the cat and the dog g e t ................ really
well together.

.

35

11

38 Tom and Tracy were going to get married this
summer but they have just b ro ken ................ their
engagement.

15 I cam e................a terrible cold on the day of Andy’s
party, so I couldn’t go.

39

The match was ca lle d ................ due to the heavy
snowstorm.

16 Mrs Jenkins told US to carry ................ with our
work while she spoke to the head teacher.

40


I simply can’t d o ................my electronic organiser;
I use it all the time.

17 When she ca m e.................. she couldn’t remember
what had happened.

41

Richard draws heavily ................. his teaching
experience each time he gives a presentation.

18 Samantha is always in a bad mood these days; she’s
really getting m e ..............!

42

I’ m trying to g ive................eating junk food.

43

Fortunately, everyone s a w ................Iain’s lies.

19 I’ve had this little address book for so long that it’s
falling...................

44

Put the lid on the cake tin, Brian - it’ll keep
the flies.


20

45

When I phoned the shop to complain, I was put
................to the manager.

2 1 They called................to see her aunt on the way to
Bristol.

46

W hy don’t we lo o k ................ the information we
need on the Internet?

22 The picnic went ................
weather.

despite the terrible

47

I g e t ................ really well with my older sister; we
never argue.

The construction company wants to p u ll................
the old factory and build some new houses in its
place.


48

The whole family went to see D oug................at the
airport when he left to go on his trip around Asia.

23

I’vé got such a busy day today; I don’t know how
I’m going to g e t................it.

24 Alex has p u t ................ a lot of weight since he
started working in an office.

Phrasal Verbs


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

49

Michelle is finding it difficult to k e e p ................ her
schoolwork because she is working in a restaurant
almost every evening.

50 The bank robbers managed to m ake................with
almost £ I million.
5 1 Look, there’s a crowd of people over there what’s going..............?
52 John promised to take me out for a meal to make
................missing my birthday.
53


They let U S ................ the room after we showed
them our invitation card.

54

The coach broke ................ on the way to the
airport and I nearly missed my flight.

55

I came ................ an interesting article in the
newspaper this morning.

56

Unfortunately, only a few people tu rn e d ................
at the meeting.

57

The police were standing................ in case of any
problems at the demonstration.

58

I r a n ................Judy on the way to the supermarket
this morning.

59 Joe has to leave now - can you see h im ................?


74

The snow is falling fast now; winter really seems to
have set ...................

75 The firefighters battled all night to p u t ................
the flames.
76 A small crowd of people lo o ked ................ at the
scene of the accident.
77 Tina couldn’t hold ................ her tears when she
heard the terrible news.
78 As a doctor, I try to k e e p ................ all the latest
developments in medicine.
79 You managed to p u t ................ your ideas really
well at the meeting, Greg.
80 Bill and Jean have just set ................ their own
business.
8 1 He was told that his uncle had p assed................
after a long illness.
82 I suggest going for a long walk to w o rk ................all
the calories we just ate!
83 The house had been painted bright yellow and
really sto o d ...................
84 The plane was unable to t a k e ................ on time
due to the thick fog.

The teacher r a n ................thirty copies of the new
timetable and gave one to each student.


85 The boys were turned ................ from the new
restaurant because they were wearing jeans.

6 1 She opened the door to let the c a t ................so it
could sit in the garden.

86 Fortunately, Adam’s headache wore ................ as
the day went on.

62

If you s e t ................a little money each week, you’ll
save quite a lot.

87 I like the idea of installing security cameras in the
school; I’m to ta lly................it.

63

The teacher told the class that they should carry
................working.

88 The burglars’ trial will take place earlier now; it
has been brought................by a month.

64

Peter arrived late at the restaurant because he got
h e ld ................at work.


89 She had been brought................in the countryside
and found city life too stressful.

65

When I lo o k ................ my childhood, I have many
fond memories.

90 He g e ts................very early every day in order to
catch the train.

66

As the car p u lled .................. we ran out to greet
them.

91 Why don’t you come ................ to my house
tomorrow for a chat?

67

The guide told US to lo o k ................rare wildlife as
we walked through the valley.

92 The perfume of the roses brought ................
memories of childhood.

68

The teacher called Angie’s parents to tell them

that she was falling................with her schoolwork.

93 The Second W orld W ar broke .................
September 1939.

69

The rash w e n t ................ quickly after I took the
antibiotics.

94 Historians still argue about what or who finally
brought................the Roman Empire.

70

The new boy seemed very quiet so I chatted with
him to try to draw h im ...................

95 It’s a situation that calls................serious attention.

60

7 1 The government have decided to d o ................the
old style of exams.

in

96 Someone b ro ke................my dad’s office last night
and stole his computer.
97 There’s a good docum entary................TV tonight.


72

Unfortunately, plans to build a brand new sports
centre in the town have fallen ...................

98 Brian has come ................ a great idea for the short
story competition.

73

Daniel didn’t let ................ that he knew Jill was
planning a surprise party.

99 The flowers in the garden are beginning to come
............. ; they look beautiful.

Phrasal Verbs


WORD FORMS & PREPOSITIONS

100 L o o k ................; the paint is wet!
10 1 Tom was joking about where he had been and we
all fe ll................it.

126 When Simon was offered a place at university, he
decided it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass

102 My teacher said the essay needed more work, so

she gave i t ................to me.

127 Whenever I’m in trouble, I always t u r n ................
my best friend Mick.

103 The baby’s sleeping, so try to keep the noise

128 Vicky was shaking before making her speech, but
she managed to pull h e rse lf................ before she
had to go on stage.

104 My grandfather used to m ake................wonderful
stories to tell me when I was a child.
105 The drama department at my school are putting
................a play next week.
106 Sarah’s unusual hair style makes her stand................
wherever she goes.
107 Now children, t u r n ................to the next page.
108 This sofa ta k e s................most of the living room.
109 Please t u r n ................the TV ; it’s really loud.
I 10 When she was twenty one, Sandra cam e................
a lot of money which had been left to her by her
grandfather.
I I I Even though Peter and Amy have been through a
difficult time they are determined not to break
I 12 They carried ................ some tests to see the
effects of the new drug.
I 13 A young woman c a m e ................ me in the park
and asked me the time.


114 D o ................ your shoe laces or you’ll trip over
them.
I 15 If you don’t pay your bill soon, your phone will be
c u t ...................
I 16 That soap opera you like is com ing................ in a
minute!
I 17 Don’t g o ................what other people tell you; find
out for yourself.
I 18 The manager d re w ................a list of the people he
wanted to interview for the job.
I 19 We haven’t got any butter, so we’ll have to do

120 I wouldn’t bring that su b ject................ again with
Greg if I were you!
121 When they s e t .................. the weather was perfect
for hiking.
122 The project is coming ................ really well and
should be completed soon.
123 The teacher advised me to cut a few paragraphs
of my essay.
I 24 She c u t ................the photos into little pieces and
threw them in the bin.
125 Sally decided to put ................ all her winter
dothes when the weather changed.

129 Unfortunately, I’ve got to have a tooth taken
130 Dylan stood ................ and walked towards the
door.
131 I think I’ll tu rn ................now because I have to get
up very early tomorrow morning.

132 The manager has recently taken ................five new
members of staff.
133 It was very hot on the bus, so I to o k ................my
jacket.
134 Do you know what RSPCA stands................?
135 Graham was offered the job but he turned it
136 I’m taking a d ay................work on Tuesday to take
my niece to the zoo.
137 The news of the couple’s marriage soon got
138 Why don’t you c o m e ................ to the house for
lunch at the weekend?
139 My best friend always stands ................ for me,
whatever others say.
140 You will have to replace the tyre because it has
w o rn ...................
141 My birthday seems to c o m e ................ faster and
faster each year!
142 I get paid so little that I can hardly g e t ................
each month.
143 Now that I have more free time, I’m thinking of
taking................painting.
144 The terrible service at that restaurant has really
put m e ................going there again.
145 I didn’t really want to go to Spain with Andrew,
but it turned ................ to be one of the best
holidays of my life.
146 Harry fe ll................Lucy as soon as he met her.
147 Philip will t a k e ................ the company when his
father retires.
148 I’ve been very busy today, so I haven’t g o t................

to calling Phil yet.
149 The new products that the company have brought
................seem to be quite popular.
150 The building of the new shopping centre brought
................big changes in the town.

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