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Vocabulary
1. Choose the correct answer to show you have understood the meaning of the words in italics.
1. Shes an acquaintance who is like a sister to me / that I havent seen for years.
2. Youre expected to wear a suit for the party / job interview.
3. I ran into an old friend while I was shopping / where we planned to meet.
4. Dont be so impulsive! Think about it again. / Do it again.
5. The man next door doesnt listen to music / watch television because hes blind.
6. Helen is the bossy type who is always telling people what to do / who she is.
2. Match I to II to form sentences.
I

II

1. He looked up the word

.... a. before he gets away!

2. Hes so big headed

.... b. that cake with us.

3. Please remind him

.... c. that he thinks he knows everything.

4. Run after that thief

.... d. he didnt see me.

5. He pretended

.... e. because he didnt understand it.

6. Alice replied

.... f. to the letter immediately.

7. I hope she shares

.... g. so he wont forget.

3. Complete the sentences with the words and phrases below. Make any necessary changes.
muscular unattractive injury confident look away disorder look through clue
1. Bella me as if I wasnt there.
2. The police are looking for a to help them solve the murder.
3. You might think hes , but I think hes cute.
4. Just when the film gets too scary. You dont have to watch.
5. His was minor so he didnt need to see a doctor.
6. With a body like that, he can probably lift the table.
7. Kelly feels that she can pass her driving test now.
8. His is hereditary. Both his brothers have also got it.
4. Choose the sentence that is closer in meaning to the original sentence.
1. Helen is so kind-hearted.
a. Shes so nice to everyone.
b. Shes got a great sense of humour.
2. Hes always short-tempered.
a. He looks very young.
b. He gets angry very quickly.
3. I would say shes petite.
a. Shes average height and weight.
b. She very small and thin.
4. Her sweater is gorgeous!
a. I love her sweater.
b. Her sweater is expensive.
5. Dont be so stubborn.
a. Of course you can join us.
b. Try doing things my way.

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5. Choose the word that does NOT belong.


1. curly spiky slim shoulder-length
2. open-minded broad-shouldered big-headed short-tempered
3. considerate generous selfish kind-hearted
4. chubby well-built muscular skinny
6. Replace the words in bold with the words and phrases below. Make any necessary changes.
run off with cope open-minded realise calm look forward to
1. My employer has always been ready to consider new ideas. Thats why I like working for him.

2. Michelle is managing as well as she can.


3. Someone broke into our house and stole our new DVD player.
4. In the end, he understood that he had made a mistake.
5. I cant wait for the party. Its going to be great!
6. Try to remain relaxed during the exam.

Grammar
1. Choose the correct answer.
1. What programme ? It looks very interesting.
a. are you watching

b. do you watch

2. It that youre wrong.


a. appears

b. is appearing

3. Kate seldom on week nights.


a. is going out

b. goes out

4. Wait for me! I .


a. am coming

b. come

5. Some of my friends English very well.


a. arent speaking

b. dont speak

6. My cousin to Hawaii next week.


a. flies

b. is flying

2. Choose the correct answer.


1. I am thinking / think about what you said, and I am not thinking / dont think you were fair.
2. The vet weighs / is weighing my cat because he wants to know how much she is weighing / weighs.
3. Why is the teacher looking / does the teacher look at me? She is looking / looks angry.
4. I usually see / am seeing my friends at weekends but this weekend I am not seeing / dont see them.
3. Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Simple or Present Continuous.
1. Jeremy (fix) his motorbike at the moment, but I (not understand)
why it (take) so long.
2. The lift usually (come) quickly, but it (not work) today.
3. Officer, this car (not belong) to me. Why you
(give) me a parking ticket?
4. Your parcel (wait) for you at the post office, because it (weigh)
a lot. you (know) what it (contain)?
4. Complete the mini-dialogues by writing sentences with the verbs in brackets and the time expressions
below. Use the Present Simple or Present Continuous.
tomorrow night usually seldom tonight

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1. a. to / Julian / game / the Liverpool / . (go)


................................................................................................................
b. Lucky him. I look forward to hearing all about it tomorrow.
2. a. you / work / to music / while / you / ? (listen)
................................................................................................................
b. Yes, almost always. That way, time goes faster.
3. a. next door / we / neighbours / the / . (see)
................................................................................................................
b. I know. They stay indoors all day.
4. a. who / on stage / ? (sing)
................................................................................................................
b. Sue. Shell arrive tomorrow.
5. Complete the sentences using the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Simple or Present Continuous.
1. Whats the price of this mobile phone? (cost)
How much .................................................................................................. ?
2. That bag isnt hers. (not belong)
It ................................................................................................................. .
3. My glasses are missing. (look for)
I .................................................................................................................. .
4. Science-fiction books dont interest him. (not read)
He .............................................................................................................. .
5. My friends are all busy tonight. (not meet)
I .................................................................................................................. .
6. Whats your opinion of this book? (think)
What .......................................................................................................... ?
7. Whats so funny? (laugh)
Why ........................................................................................................... ?
8. What are they talking about? (not understand)
I .................................................................................................................. .

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Vocabulary
1. Match I to II to form sentences.
I

II

1. I enjoy the thrill

..... a. at the new car.

2. The house shakes

..... b. the details of my trip.

3. Dont switch on

..... c. the lights.

4. He poured

..... d. when she failed.

5. He pointed

..... e. the wine.

6. Sally risked her life

..... f. of extreme sports.

7. I arranged

..... g. when she saved the child from the fire.

8. Jill was disappointed

..... h. when lorries pass by.

2. Choose the correct answer to show you have understood the meaning of the words in italics.
1. This old clock is valuable.
a. It doesnt work.
b. Its worth a lot of money.
2. Ive got a fear of dogs.
a. I love dogs.
b. Dogs frighten me.
3. Warren lives on the edge.
a. He lives by himself.
b. He loves danger.
4. Joanna was thrilled to hear the news.
a. She was happy.
b. She looked angry.
5. That was a close call for Paul.
a. He almost hurt himself.
b. He had a short conversation.
6. Most of my parents friends are middle-aged.
a. Theyre about 40 years old.
b. Theyre older than my grandparents.
3. Complete the sentences with the words and phrases below.
hesitate relief breathe warn survive cheer up poison seriously injured
1. He was so he couldnt move.
2. Juliet drank the and died.
3. I cant ! The room is full of smoke.
4. Try and . Its not that bad.
5. Dont to call if you need anything.
6. They were so lucky to the crash.
7. We tried to them about the dangerous conditions but they didnt listen to us.
8. What a . I thought something terrible had happened to you.

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4. Complete the sentences by adding -ed or -ing to the verbs in brackets.


1. Everyone was (surprise) to hear that John won first prize.
2. It was a (relax) evening which we all enjoyed.
3. He is (disappoint) with his marks. He expected to do better.
4. Being a firefighter is a (satisfy) career because I can help people.
5. Im (confuse). I dont understand what youre telling me.
5. Form adjectives by adding the suffix -ful, -less, -al, -able, -ous, -ic or -ive to the following words.
Use a dictionary to help you.
1. origin
2. hero
3. create
4. envy
5. peace
6. pleasure
7. act
8. danger
9. predict
10. home
6. Complete the e-mail with adjectives formed from the words in brackets and a suffix from Exercise 5
or the addition of -ed or -ing. Use a dictionary to help you.
Dear Maggie,
Thanks for the e-mail. Im glad youre having an 1. (excite) time at the arts fair. Im so
2.
(bore) here. Since you left, Ive spent most of my time with Rose. Shes very
3.
(excite) about the new reality show on TV. She talks about it all the time. Im
4.
(tire) of hearing how 5. (interest) and 6. (wonder) it is and
how 7. (glamour) all the stars are. Now she says she wants to take part in the show so that she can
be 8. (fame), too. Anyway, last night I watched the show with her. I didnt understand why she finds it
so 9. (fascinate). In the end, I was just 10. (confuse). I suppose the show is
pretty 11. (harm); just a terrible waste of time. Maybe you can persuade her to cook one of her
12.
(amaze) meals for us instead and get her away from that TV! Ive tried but she wont listen to me.
Love,
Liz

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Grammar
1. Choose the sentence that is closer in meaning to the original sentence.
1. We were walking the dog when the accident occurred.
a. We began walking the dog after the accident occurred.
b. We had begun our walk before the accident occurred.
2. I had my lunch after I had practised the piano.
a. When I finished practising, I had my lunch.
b. I finished practising after my lunch.
3. William was building the snowman while it was snowing.
a. William was building the snowman until it began to snow.
b. William built the snowman in the snow.
4. Anne walked over as I was parking the car.
a. I parked the car and then, Anne walked over.
b. While I was parking the car, Anne walked over.
5. By the time we finished dancing, my feet were hurting badly.
a. My feet began to hurt before we finished dancing.
b. We had finished dancing before my feet began to hurt.
2. Choose the correct answer.
1. Someone stole my bike while I a cup of coffee yesterday.
a. had

b. was having

c. had had

2. By the time we paid for our tickets, the film .


a. started

b. was starting

c. had started

3. Franny was working in the garden when she her back.


a. hurt

b. was hurting

c. had hurt

4. that film before they showed it yesterday?


a. Did you see

b. Were you seeing

c. Had you already seen

5. I was printing my work when the computer .


a. crashed

b. was crashing

c. had crashed

6. My mum forgot to pick me up, so I home from basketball practice.


a. walked

b. was walking

c. had walked

7. While Grace the horses, Steve was preparing their food.


a. checked

b. was checking

c. had checked

3. Complete the sentences with the verbs below. Use the Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect Simple.
slip hear hurt order not want knew play rescue break cook finish stand see run watch happen
1. Andrew squash when his racquet , but he the game
with a spare one.
2. When I Jans voice, I something bad .
3. As Linda for the bus, she and her foot.
4. While the firefighters people from the burning building, people around
and .
5. We already the first two films of this series so we
to see another one.
6. By the time Mum dinner, we a pizza.

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4. Complete the sentences with the time expressions in brackets. Use the Past Simple, Past Continuous
or Past Perfect Simple.
1. They had started to clear the table before the lights went out. (when)
They ................................................................................................................................ .
2. Linda didnt realise that Jan took her cat to the vet yesterday. (already)
Linda ............................................................................................................................... .
3. Andy washed his fathers car and talked on the phone at the same time. (while)
Andy ................................................................................................................................ .
4. When my dance class ended, my mum took me home. (after)
My ................................................................................................................................... .

Vocabulary
1. Choose the correct answer.
1. Im struggling .
a. on holiday
b. with a difficult job
2. When he retired, James took up golf as he .
a. played with friends every week
b. wanted to do something new
3. Paula broke a record and .
a. became the new champion
b. had to do it all over again
4. I didnt have the strength to finish the race .
a. because I was tired
b. because it was late
5. Youll need to lengthen that dress .
a. its too long
b. its too short
2. Match I to II to form sentences.
I

II

1. The local team beat

....

a. a date for their wedding.

2. We should make a request

....

b. from leading a normal life.

3. It takes willpower

....

c. for a longer lunch break.

4. They really should set

....

d. to stick to a diet.

5. Janes new hairstyle enhances

....

e. buying tickets.

6. Her disability didnt prevent her

....

f. the champions from London.

7. Peter joined the queue of people

....

g. the colour of her eyes.

3. Complete the sentences with the words and phrases below. Make any necessary changes.
accomplishment overcome point out limbs unfair
1. The policewoman that he hadnt stopped at the crossing.
2. Julian was lucky he didnt break any of his in the accident.
3. After winning the competition, everyone congratulated me on my .
4. Its to expect me to look after all four dogs while youre away.
5. This exercise will help you your fear of the dark.

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4. Complete each sentence with a suitable collocation. Use the verbs set, raise or win and the words below.
the match the argument the alarm the issue the table
1. John finally after hours of talking and persuading.
2. The council has decided to of building on that empty piece of land.
3. We cant eat until you .
4. before you go to sleep and youll get up on time.
5. Last week, Manchester United and the championship as well5.
passage with the words and phrases below.

Complete the

train equipment take up fail seek deal with challenge


It may sound simple, but running backwards is quite a 1. . Ron Austin, a fitness instructor from
Kentucky, USA, came up with the idea after he was badly injured and couldnt run as usual. He decided to
2.
a way to 3. his injury and discovered that running backwards was much
easier and a lot less painful. This sport, which is also called retro running, is very popular in Europe, where people often
run a full marathon backwards. If you decide to 4. retro running, its best to 5.
very slowly. First you have to confront your fear of bumping into things you cant see. Start slowly, taking small steps.
Stay in control and you wont 6. . And you dont need special 7. either. Your
ordinary running shoes will do.
6. Replace the words in bold with the words and phrases below. Make any necessary changes.
overturn speed achieve a goal advance devastating
1. As modern technology makes progress, we do less and less for ourselves.
2. The bomb blast had a shocking effect on the buildings in the town.
3. Muhammad Ali was known for the quick movement of his hands when he boxed.
4. Angela worked very hard to get where she wanted and play for the national team.
5. The judges rejected the lawyers decision to bring in more witnesses.

Grammar
1. Complete the sentences with the time expressions below.
since ever already for yet last month when just
1. Weve been friends childhood.
2. Have you taken part in a contest?
3. She hasnt had time to call me .
4. Sandra sold her old car and then bought a new one a week later.
5. You can speak to Larry now as hes walked into the room.
6. The birds flew away I opened the door of their cage.
7. Weve read Romeo and Juliet so were going to read something else.
8. Shelley has played the clarinet the last ten years.
2. Choose the correct answer.
1. Last week, Bob hurt / has hurt his arm playing basketball. He didnt take part / hasnt taken part in any games
since.
2. Yesterday, they recorded / have recorded an album in English for the first time. They have produced / produced
three albums in French so far.
3. I still didnt overcome / havent overcome my fear of heights, so I havent climbed / didnt climb the mountain
yesterday.
4. Debbie travelled / has travelled to Greece last July. She still hasnt visited / didnt visit Italy yet.
5. Have your friends visited / Did your friends visit you recently? I met / have met them on the trip last year.

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6. Joanna didnt answer / hasnt answered my calls on Tuesday. She avoided / has avoided me for over two weeks.
3. Arrange the words in the correct order to form sentences. Use the Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple.
1. ice cream / a month / I / for / not eat / .
...........................................................................................................................................
2. your / yet / you / mobile / find / phone / ?
...........................................................................................................................................
3. about / my / not tell / yesterday / the party / sisters / me / .
...........................................................................................................................................
4. the picnic / Sam / food / buy / already / for / .
...........................................................................................................................................
5. year / buy / parents / a computer / his / last / .
...........................................................................................................................................
4. Complete the passages with the verbs below. Use the Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple.
I

bring not do leave lose want


I 1. my project. I cant find it anywhere. I know I 2. it home from
school yesterday. I think I 3. it on my desk, because I 4. the last
page yet. I 5. to finish it last night and hand it in today.

II call come listen read not see


the man to fix the TV yet? We 7. him
many times. We 8. our favourite programme for three days now. However, Laura
9.
a book last night and Joe 10. to music. Maybe having no TV
isnt such a bad thing after all.
6.

5. Rewrite the sentences using the words in brackets. Do not change the original meaning of the sentences.
1. The last time I saw my cousin was in 2006. (since)
...........................................................................................................................................
2. Tomorrow, the little girl is having her hair cut for the first time. (never)
...........................................................................................................................................
3. Have you got any experience training young athletes? (ever)
...........................................................................................................................................
6. Complete the passage with the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple.
I 1. (just meet) some amazing kids. Even though they 2. (not finish)
secondary school yet, they 3. (already decide) what they want to be: DJs. Two years ago,
a famous music producer 4. (start) a course to teach some kids. Since then, many
5.
(quit), leaving a few serious DJs to continue. When I 6. (be) there,
I 7. (meet) four youngsters. They 8. (explain) the course to me and
9.
(show) me their equipment. They even 10. (let) me choose a few
songs.