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end. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it may be either positive or negative.

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

like life on other planets.

science

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3) In these exercises, you need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning.

You can use only a maximum of FIVE words for each space.

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 neighbor was watching him.

watched

The man suddenly realised that he the neighbor.

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.

 

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4)   Using   the   words   in   parentheses,   complete   the   text   below   with   the   appropriate   tenses.  

1.  You  look  really  great!  (you,  work)   out  at  the  fitness  center  recently?    

 

2.  A:  What  (you,  do)   when  the  accident  occurred?    

B:  I  (try)   to  change  a  light  bulb  that  had  burnt  out.    

 

3.  I  (have)   the  same  car  for  more  than  ten  years.  I'm  thinking  about  buying  a   new  one.    

 

4.  If  it  (snow)   this  weekend,  we  (go)   skiing  near  Lake  Tahoe.    

 

5.  A:  What  do  you  call  people  who  work  in  libraries?    

B:  They  (call)   librarians.    

 

6.  I  came  to  England  six  months  ago.  I  started  my  economics  course  three  months  ago.  

When  I  return  to  Australia,  I  (study)   for  nine  months  and  I  (be)   in  England  for  exactly  one  year.    

 

7.  Sam  (arrive)   in  San  Diego  a  week  ago.    

 

8.  Samantha  (live)   in  Berlin  for  more  than  two  years.  In  fact,  she  (live)   there  when  the  Berlin  wall  came  down.    

 

9.  If  Vera  (keep)   drinking,  she  (lose,  eventually)   her  job.    

 

10.  The  Maya  established  a  very  advanced  civilization  in  the  jungles  of  the  Yucatan;;  

however,  their  culture  (disappear,  virtually)   by  the  time  Europeans  first   (arrive)   in  the  New  World.    

 

11.  Shhhhh!  Be  quiet!  John  (sleep)   .      

12.  It  (rain)   all  week.  I  hope  it  stops  by  Saturday  because  I  want  to  go  to  the   beach.    

 

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13.  Listen  Donna,  I  don't  care  if  you  (miss)   the  bus  this  morning.  You  (be)   late  to  work  too  many  times.  You  are  fired!    

 

14.  I  am  sick  of  rain  and  bad  weather!  Hopefully,  when  we  (wake)   up   tomorrow  morning,  the  sun  (shine)   .    

 

15.  I  have  not  traveled  much  yet;;  however,  I  (visit)   the  Grand  Canyon  and   San  Francisco  by  the  time  I  leave  the  United  States.    

 

16.  I  (see)   many  pictures  of  the  pyramids  before  I  went  to  Egypt.  Pictures  of   the  monuments  are  very  misleading.  The  pyramids  are  actually  quite  small.    

 

17.  In  the  last  hundred  years,  traveling  (become)   much  easier  and  very   comfortable.  In  the  19th  century,  it  (take)   two  or  three  months  to  cross  North   America  by  covered  wagon.  The  trip  (be)   very  rough  and  often  dangerous.  

Things  (change)   a  great  deal  in  the  last  hundred  and  fifty  years.  Now  you  can   fly  from  New  York  to  Los  Angeles  in  a  matter  of  hours.    

 

18.  Joseph's  English  (improve,  really)   ,  isn't  it?  He  (watch)  

American  television  programs  and  (study)   his  grammar  every   day  since  he  first  arrived  in  San  Diego.  Soon  he  will  be  totally  fluent.    

 

19.  When  I  (arrive)   home  last  night,  I  discovered  that  Jane  (prepare)   a  beautiful  candlelight  dinner.    

 

20.  If  you  (need)   to  contact  me  sometime  next  week,  I  (stay)   at   the  Sheraton  in  San  Francisco.    

   

 

5) Write a definition for these words and expressions:

Check-out = Go on a cruise = Butcher’s = A moody person =

In the final test you will be asked to answer one question in about 5 lines about literature such as:

6) Why is ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a tragedy?

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