Choose the best verb collocation
to complete each sentence.
1. I a feeling that she was trying to trick me into lending her
2. You won’t understand the concept unless you
attention to what I’m saying.
3. A girl at work me a lovely compliment at work yesterday. She said I reminded
her of her father!
4. Our competition has lowered their prices by 8%. If we don’t
action immediately, we’re going to have a drop in sales this
5. I went out with a couple of mates last night to
a few beers.
6. After Simon died, we went to the funeral to
our respects to his family.
7. I a liking to our new boss as soon as he introduced himself.
8. I think you should a chance and buy that car. Even though it’s second hand, it’s
in really good condition.
Find one word that can be used to complete all
I applied for the of
sales executive at my local Apple store.
She put me in a really difficult
when she asked to
borrow my new car for the weekend.
The Karma Sutra describes different ways to
the body in order to
The customer is to
choose which model to buy, and the cost is the same for each
The software is entirely
of charge, although
you can pay for the professional edition which has more
I've been completely
from pain since I started going to an acupuncturist.
Could you do me a
and put those boxes in the car? I’ve got a really bad
backache and they’re a bit heavy.
We were asked to vote at the meeting, but not one person was
in of the proposal
to ban dogs from going inside the social club..
After being out of fashion for years, speaking the student's
native language in the classroom is now back in
Students in Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam seem
to have more for
teachers than they do in Europe and North America.
With to your
comments during last Friday’s meeting, I feel that we should
open the subject up for discussion again.
The concert has been cancelled out of
for the tragic
death of the lead singer’s daughter.
The police are going to
the suspect with
burglary and rape after he was arrested in his house in
central London last week.
Don’t forget to all
of the video camera batteries before we go on holiday.
They’ve all gone flat.
I’m waiting to see how much he’s going to
me for designing
the web page before I decide what to do.
When you go to London, don’t miss the opportunity of going
up on the London .
It’s the big wheel next to the River Thames and there’s a
great view of London from the top.
Can you keep an on
my rucksack while I go to the toilet?
We are looking for someone who has an
for design and who
will be able to contribute creatively to the team.
How much does your
mobile phone have?
This building was constructed in
of Sir Craig
Philip, who wrote some of his most famous novels here in the
late 20th century.
I think my is
going. I can’t even remember what I had for dinner last
When we went to see Madonna, we had a lousy
of the stage. All
we could see were the heads of the people in front of us.
During the meeting I was asked to give my
of the new product
line. I told them I thought the company would lose a lot of
money with it.
The hotel was great. It served wonderful food, had good
service and a very well-equipped gym. The only downside was
the from the
balcony. All we could see was the wall of the hotel next
My cousin’s a lawyer, but she hasn’t got her own
. She works for a
big law firm in the city.
I’ve read so many books on the technical side of camera
work. I can’t wait to get out on location and put all the
theory into .
I haven't played snooker for years, so I'm probably a bit
out of .
Can you pick me up at the hotel around 4 o’clock, and
me off at the
Look! Please let’s just
the subject. It’s
making me angry and I’d rather talk about something else.
The weather forecast said that the temperature could
as low as 6 degrees
below freezing tonight.
In the following texts about Christmas there are three facts which
are not true. Read the texts and try to find the lies.
Christmas Eve -
In England less emphasis is
placed on Christmas Eve than in other countries, much more
is made of Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Carol singing,
midnight church services and going out to the pub are some
of the activities that many families enjoy. In 1978, Father
John Simmons opened the first Christmas pub inside a church
Night time on Christmas Eve though is a very exciting time
for young children. They believe that it is the time when
Santa or Father Christmas comes. They hang up their
stockings and go to sleep. In the UK, children traditionally
sleep upside down in bed to ask for forgiveness for their
bad behaviour during the year.
Some children believe that Santa and his elves make all the
toys for Christmas in his home in Greenland. On Christmas
Eve he puts all of the toys onto his sleigh and rides across
the sky with his 9 reindeer. The most famous one is Ken who
is always the one at the front, to lead the way with his red
nose. In the morning when the children wake up they open
their stocking presents. Traditionally on Christmas Eve
mince pies and sherry (or milk) are left out for Santa and
nowadays carrots are left for his reindeer. Most children
are in bed way before midnight waiting for Santa to visit.
Now do the same with this text. Find the 3 lies.
The Queen's Message
Christmas ritual not drawn from an ancient tradition is the
British monarch's broadcast on Christmas day. The tradition
began in 1932 when King George V read a special speech
written by Rudyard Kipling. The broadcast was an enormous
success . It began, "I speak now from my home and from my
heart, to you all...".
Queen Margaret II continues the tradition to this day. Every
year she broadcasts her message on Christmas Day, and it is
heard by millions of people all over the world. In England
most people watch or listen to it whilst digesting their
When Tony Blair was Prime Minister, he and the Queen sang a
Christmas carol together to support the troops in Iraq. The
Queen’s husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, does not usually
appear in the Queen’s speech. However, in 2009 he joined the
Queen in a touching tribute to Michael Jackson.