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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 1

EXERCISES Collocations
E Match the adjectives to the nouns. Look up the
Prepositions adjectives if you need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct 1 a big-budget a) personality
preposition. 2 his fatal b) impression
1 There was a confrontation two motorists. 3 an intimate c) film
2 Does it strike you odd? 4 a dominant d) joke
3 There’s a lot of tension the two communities. 5 her initial e) flaw
4 Many drivers soon tire the same routine 6 a hilarious f) relationship
5 What’s your interpretation the painting? F Complete the missing adjectives from the unit.
6 She was jealous her brother’s success. 1 a really g _ _ p _ _ _ g novel
7 He was the dominant partner their relationship. 2 I found the film deeply d _ _ t _ _ b _ _ g
8 They were threatened a group of youths. 3 a h _ _ _ r _ _ _ s joke
B Choose the correct preposition. 4 she was perfectly w _ _ _ _ _ g
1 He’s been banned from / of driving. 5 The ending was utterly p _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e
2 The flowers are symbolic for / of death. 6 a highly c _ _ v _ _ t _ _ _ _ l approach to art
3 He’s been glued to / on his computer all day. G Complete the sentences with the correct nouns.
4 I could sense the friction with / between them. Look up the nouns if you need help.
5 The cat was seated on / by my lap
bankruptcy impression (x2) obstacles
6 He disguised himself as / in a medical student. tears deed
7 Let me be frank to / with you. interpretation temptation
8 There is one major obstacle to / with progress. 1 After the accident, she burst into
2 He was rewarded for his good
Word families 3 His family now faces
4 She’s had to overcome a lot of
C Complete the expressions with the correct form
of the word in bold. 5 I don’t want you to get the wrong
1 an uplifting experience 6 I tried to resist the to read the
message.
feel by a speech
7 I got the distinct we weren’t
2 the tension builds throughout the novel welcome.
the atmosphere in the room was very 8 Her intentions are open to
3 Her early work is quite ambiguous
he answered rather
4 We will have to confront the problem immediately
a violent with the police
5 The statue had to undergo important restoration
It took fifty years to fully the building
D Tick the words which are both a noun and
a verb.
1 urge
2 disturb
3 pretend
4 affair
5 disguise
6 slice

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 2

EXERCISES D Complete the sentences with the correct form


of the verbs from the box. Look up the nouns in
bold if you need help.
Prepositions
make catch constitute exercise
A Complete the sentences with the correct
preposition. 1 I a donation to the charity
1 There was strong opposition the proposal. 2 Moisture a hazard for buildings.
2 There was growing tension the two countries. 3 You should caution when
approaching these animals.
3 We caught a glimpse the emperor’s tomb.
4 I a glimpse of the Pope in Rome.
4 She had a strong desire success.
5 Any expansion the stadium will make things E Complete the sentences with the correct nouns.
worse. Look up the words in bold if you need help.
6 She wasn’t persuaded his argument.
lifestyle facilities view months
7 I accidentally set the car alarm. sites
8 This exhibition is dedicated the artist’s mother.
1 More tourists will visit in the forthcoming
.
Word families 2 We had a stunning from the hotel.
3 Sarah had an affluent .
B Complete the expressions with the correct form
of the word in bold. 4 The city is full of historic .
1 a deprived childhood economic 5 The hotel had excellent leisure .

2 my CV is attached open the Phrasal verbs


3 a grand building the 17th century F Choose the correct word to complete the
of phrasal verb.
the house
1 Let’s stick to / on the plan.
4 the internet has a complete
2 They were setting down / off fireworks in their
transformed our lives 
garden.
5 my job was to oversee provide an
3 The price of air tickets has shot up / away recently.
financial operations 
4 They knocked down / over my old school.
6 a hideous outfit 
expensive 5 We had to sweep out / up all the broken glass.
7 an affluent neighbourhood an area of fast-growing 6 Forget about your work and join up / in the fun!

Patterns
Collocations
G Complete the sentences with the correct form
C Match the adjectives to the nouns. Look up the of the verbs in the box. Use to + infinitive or –ing.
adjectives if you need help.
attach promote erect
1 spectacular a) base
spin join in
2 a dedicated b) professional
3 a run-down c) scenery 1 He went on TV his new film.
4 residential d) area 2 something means to build it.
5 military e) neighbourhood 3 I forgot the file.
6 a forthcoming f) product 4 Would you like ?
7 an innovative g) event 5 My head was .

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 3

EXERCISES E Match the nouns to the verbs. Look up the nouns


(a–e) if you need help.
1 to approach with a) compensation
Prepositions
2 to have an b) purchase
A Complete the sentences with the correct 3 to walk c) caution
preposition. 4 to claim d) obsession
1 I need to fix that crack the wall. 5 to make a e) a fine line
2 I rubbed salt the meat.
F Complete the sentences with the correct word
3 They recovered their possessions the debris. from the box. Look up the words in bold if you
4 Handle that drill great caution. need help.
5 He had a bandage his hand.
emotional hairline violent
6 He tried to mend the rip his shirt. practical occupational

1 She suffered trauma in her


Word families childhood.
B Complete the expressions with the correct form 2 This research has important
of the word in bold. implications.

1 protect your privacy a very person. 3 A incident occurred in the town


online last week.

2 acquire a property a new 4 This vase is beautiful but it has a


crack in it.
3 an admission of guilt being wrong
5 Mixing chemicals is an hazard for
4 a fire hazard a line of work pharmacists.
5 a military commander 
the two generals
the army
Phrasal verbs
6 the trauma of his death  by the
experience G Choose the correct word to complete the
C Which TWO words in the box below are NOT phrasal verb.
both a noun and a verb? 1 The wardrobe was very badly put together / off.
2 We’re going to get rid by / of our old furniture.
clip settle stack guarantee refund
leak crack purchase pile army 3 That’s the second time you’ve let me down / up!
4 Their marriage is falling down / apart.
5 We have to put up / in with loud neighbours.
Collocations
D Complete the collocations with the verbs in the Patterns
box. Look up the nouns if you need help.
H Complete the sentences with the correct form
pin spring pose of the verbs in the box. Use to + infinitive or –ing.
demand make
acquire resolve retain
1 a hazard resist replace
2 the blame
1 It will be easy the problem.
3 a purchase
2 He insisted on control.
4 a leak
3 He wanted a valuable painting.
5 a refund
4 She tried arrest.
5 We need the fridge.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 4

EXERCISES Collocations
D Complete the collocations with nouns from
Prepositions the unit.
A Complete the sentences with the correct 1 a decisive v _ _ _ _ _ y
preposition. 2 walk at a leisurely p _ _ e
1 A lot companies have gone bankrupt. 3 provoke an armed c _ _ _ _ _ _ t
2 The work will be carried out a private company. 4 plant a cash c _ _ p
3 We need to get to the root the problem. 5 find the r _ _ t cause
4 Everything was captured film. 6 follow the plan s _ _ p by step
5 Pollution puts strain the environment. E Choose the correct verbs to complete the
6 The court ruled his favour. collocations. Look up the nouns to help you
7 There will be an investigation the issue. if necessary.
1 provoke / raise a conflict
Word families 2 be announced / declared bankrupt
3 cut back / conduct an investigation
B Complete the sentences with the correct nouns 4 award / capture someone damages
from the verbs in the box.
5 harvest / launch a new initiative
donate tolerate cut back F Which of the following words do not collocate
reverse reflect rule
with the nouns?
1 The judge made a against her. 1 drug / food / alcohol / substance abuse
2 I am a blood I help save people’s 2 humanitarian / fashion / financial / foreign aid
lives. 3 conduct / launch / decide / carry out an investigation
3 There will be spending because of 4 award / win / succeed / claim damages
bad sales.
4 The of slavery was not considered G Complete the missing adjectives.
acceptable. 1 She’s too s_ _ t on her son.
5 That simple fact is worth some . 2 He was convicted of p_ _ _ _ _ _I assault.
6 There was a dramatic in 3 People lose their jobs during an e _ _ _ _ _ _ c
government policy. recession.
C Tick the words which are both a noun and 4 It was a highly c _ _ t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l decision.
a verb. 5 He thinks all politicians are m _ _ _ _ _ y corrupt.
1 abuse
2 claim Phrasal verbs
3 undermine
H Choose the correct phrasal verb.
4 assault
1 We are going to carry out / cut off some
5 conduct laboratory tests.
6 boost 2 He comes across / comes out as very rude.
3 The doctor told me to wipe out / cut back on
fast food.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 5

EXERCISES Collocations
E Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
Prepositions up the nouns a–h if you need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct 1 short of a)  consciousness
preposition. 2 lose b)  strength
1 He’s self-conscious his appearance. 3 sheer c)  boredom
2 Don’t make a fool yourself. 4 brute d)  breath
3 The school competes the local championship. F Complete the collocations with nouns from the
4 She was excluded his school. unit.
5 It will help you keep shape. 1 out of s _ _ _ e
6 He was reluctant to talk it. 2 f _ _ _ _ _ _ s and fittings
7 My dog is always bumping the furniture. 3 make a f _ _ l of yourself
8 We went a wander in the park. 4 hand-eye c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n
9 How did you get that bruise your face? 5 be short of b _ _ _ _ h
G Choose the correct verbs to complete the
Word families collocations. Look up the nouns to help you
if necessary.
B Complete the expressions with the correct form 1 get / find the sack
of the word in bold.
2 make / do a fool of me
1 a reluctant decision agree
3 find / regain consciousness
2 a half-time substitution  a lazy
player 4 work up / pick up a sweat
3 feel self-conscious dance 5 sprain / relieve the boredom
4 a powerful blow 
improve your leg
Phrasal verbs
5 work on your flexibility a body
H Choose the correct word to complete the
6 express your a result
disappointment phrasal verb.
7 a knitting needle  a 1 We wandered off / round the town
sweater 2 You’ve always looked down on / off me

C Tick the words which are both a noun and a 3 He was knocked out / by in a football collision.
verb. 4 He couldn’t keep up on / with us.
1 cheat 5 This class is too difficult. I can’t keep in / up.
2 sprain
3 stamina
4 sack
5 tactics
6 tackle

Word-building
D Complete the sentence with a negative form
of the correct adjective.

able coordinated conscious complete

1 I’m to sleep because I’m so worried.


2 The building work was still .
3 He suffered a blow to the head which left him
.
4 I don’t play sports. I’m very .

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 6

EXERCISES Collocations
E Complete the collocations with the verbs in the
Prepositions box. Look up the nouns if you need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct pitch return make
preposition. have highlight
1 Everyone had a moan the food.
1 the issue
2 She found it easy to mix new people.
2 camp
3 They’re always taking the mickey of him.
3 a moan
4 He gazed thoughtfully the painting.
4 a dash
5 I have a confirmation the booking.
5 to your roots
6 She takes great pride her work.
F Complete the missing adjectives/adverbs.
B Choose the correct preposition. Look up the
words in bold if you need help. 1 I have a strict d _ _ _ y routine.
1 The house was at / in an isolated area. 2 By the time I got home, I was s _ _ _ _ d to the skin.
2 We watched the sunset at / from our balcony. 3 I saw a s _ _ _ _ _ _ g sunset last night.
3 Put your dirty laundry in / on the basket. 4 The restaurant has undergone a c _ _ _ _ _ _ e
transformation.
4 Look in / at the state of the kitchen!
5 It’s a restaurant of / with a welcoming atmosphere. G Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
up the words a–e if you need help.
6 His flat was a bit in / of a dump.
1
drop dead a)  
party
2
national b)  
procedure
Word families
3 a house-warming c)  heritage
C Complete the expressions with the correct form 4 the standard d)  gorgeous
of the word in bold. 5
run e)  
smoothly
1 a remarkable the living
transformation room
H Complete the expressions with the words in the
box.
2 resist the proposal meet with
3 muddy boots covered in resistant reservation
welcome pride
4 he’s always very sarcastic a touch of
5 a filthy floor living in 1 to change
2 make someone
Word-building 3 confirm a
4 take in something
D Complete the sentences with the correct noun
from the verbs.
1 The of the two companies was
Phrasal verbs
successful. (integrate)
I Choose the correct word to complete the phrasal
2 We need of your signature before verb.
we can proceed. (confirm)
1 You can’t put off / up this decision any longer.
3 A of ancient and modern
architecture (combine) 2 I’ve been slaving up / away in the kitchen for hours.
4 We’d like to make a , please. 3 It took her a long time to get over / by her divorce.
(reserve) 4 Our bills added up / on to over a thousand pounds.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 7

EXERCISES Collocations
D Complete the sentences with the correct form
Prepositions of the verbs in the box. Look up the verbs if you
need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct
preposition. settle dare blossom
1 I tried eating mud a dare. turn leave
2 She’s got a lot of insight this problem. 1 Her career has really
3 An old woman placed a curse Serena. 2 The weather nasty later that day.
4 Her health problems stem poor diet. 3 The snow is on the fields.
5 She was floods of tears. 4 He his house to his children.
6 I have the seed an idea. 5 I you to ask him to go out on a date.
7 Make sure the car doesn’t get stuck the mud.
E Complete the missing adjectives. Look up the
nouns if you need help.
Word families 1 g _ _ _ _ _ _ s sunshine
B Complete the expression with the correct form 2 a s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d windscreen
of the word in bold. 3 a g _ _ _ _ _ e misunderstanding
1 a civilised society modern 4 a d _ _ _ e fog
2 he showed great bravery a thing to do F Match the two halves of the collocations.
3 a tree with strong roots  in tradition 1 a non-stop a)  seeds
4 claim your inheritance She a lot of 2 scatter b)  poll
money.
3 a state c)  flight
5 a complete don’t me
misunderstanding  4 opinion d)  opened
6 intimidation tactics They tried to 5 the heavens e)  funeral
me.
Patterns
Word-building
G Complete the sentences with the correct form of
C Tick the words which are both a noun and a the verbs in the list. Use to + infinitive or –ing.
verb.
contest freeze pull over pick
1 subsidy
2 flash 1 We are planning the decision.
3 turn 2 We spent the afternoon
strawberries.
4 skid
3 We had to the side of the road.
5 inherit
4 I thought I was going to death
6 dare
7 found
8 curse

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 8

EXERCISES Collocations
D Complete the sentences with the correct
Prepositions adjective from the box. Look up the words in
bold if you need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct
preposition. unsuccessful starring serious
1 Bad weather was cited the reason. thin violent public
2 There is a direct correlation price and quality. 1 Armed robbery is a offence.
3 It’s useless to speculate the cause of the 2 He’s had the role in over twenty
accident. films.
4 They’ll lock you up life. 3 The thieves just vanished into air.
5 He was released prison after two years. 4 A inquiry was held and the scheme
6 My house was broken last night. was approved.
7 There has been a plunge house prices. 5 There was a incident in the town
8 Emphasis was placed the important of recycling. centre last night.
6 She launched an appeal against her
sentence.
Word families
E Complete the collocations with nouns from the
B Complete the expression with the correct form unit.
of the word in bold. 1 commit f _ _ _ d
1 a rise in burglaries a teenage 2 launch an e _ _ _ _ _ y
2 a mysterious the suspect 3 gain a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e
disappearance
4 place e _ _ _ _ _ _ s on something
3 convicted of fraud a act
5 hit a p _ _ k
4 such a relief  the pressure
6 put on a great p _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e
5 gain acceptance  behaviour
6 harshly punished  treatment
F Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
up the nouns (a–f) if you need help.
1 air a) device
Word-building 2 rail b) sentence
C Complete the sentences with nouns formed from 3 an electronic c)  raid
the verbs. 4 a life d)  transport
5 law e)  and order
rank riot speculate
convict stage raid 6 medical f)  records

1 Masked escaped with jewellery and


cash. Phrasal verbs
2 He’s top in the world
G Complete the sentences with the correct form of
3 A of Hamlet will take place next the phrasal verbs in the box.
Tuesday.
4 There’s been a lot of media on the break into go off get hold of
subject. put forward turn off account for
come up
5 She’s had no previous .
6 The were arrested. 1 Someone my house last night.
2 Teenagers are being crime.
3 A stranger and started talking to
me.
4 She has been for promotion
5 A bomb in a bus shelter.
6 You are a very difficult person to .
7 Improvements in education the rise
in university applicants.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 9

EXERCISES 1 The on my course is brilliant.


2 I’ve just started a new job as a market
.
Prepositions
3 My has recommend me for a
A Complete the sentences with the correct promotion.
preposition. 4 I gave some money to a on the
street.
1 Are you finding it hard to cope the workload?
5 They were accused of being of
2 He rose to the rank captain in the navy.
cheap labour.
3 They greeted each other the conventional way.
4 She brought the coffee to us a tray.
Collocations
5 I’ll never get the hang this!
B Choose the correct preposition. F Complete the collocations with the verbs in the
box. Look up the nouns if you need help.
1 The consultant gave a brief overview at/of the
problem. get sum up carry out
2 I take my lunch break at/on twelve. outline hand make up
3 I’m deeply sceptical about/for the whole plan. 1 the hang of (something)
4 The garden was well stocked in/with plants. 2 in your notice
5 We’ve kept in touch since/before we left school 3 a lecture
4 market research
Word families 5 a proposal

C Complete the expressions with the correct form 6 an excuse


of the word in bold. G Complete the sentences with the correct noun
1 an emotionally draining feel completely from the box. Look up the nouns if you need
experience  help.
2 made redundant haunted by fears of
rise overview training
touch row spirit
3 a stimulating experience mental
4 stop interfering! too much 1 My boss has arranged in-house for
everyone.
5 promoted at work a well-earned
2 Unions are calling for a 50% pay .
6 the novelty wore off 
a 3 He gave a broad of the plan.
approach 4 We’ve kept in for the past twenty
years.
D Complete the sentences with the correct words
from the words in brackets. 5 They had a blazing about money
last night.
1 It was a really experience. (reward)
6 She has a restless and never stays
2 You should talk to your about it. in a job for long.
(management)
3 We’ve had applications for this role.
(count) Phrasal verbs
4 He the responsibility to me.
(delegation)
H Choose the correct word to complete the phrasal
verb.
5 Try to ignore his ! (interfere)
1 The excuse he made up/out was completely
6 He was pacing up and down. unconvincing.
(restless)
2 Let’s move up/on to the next topic.
3 It’s important to sum over/up your argument at
Word-building the end.
4 You shouldn’t have to settle for/up this.
E Complete the sentences with the correct noun
from the words in the box. 5 We spend the whole day digging up/in vegetables in
the garden.
research exploit manage 6 A petition was handed in/out to the council.
beg training

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 10

EXERCISES Collocations
E Complete the sentences with the correct form
Prepositions of the verbs in the box. Look up the verbs if you
need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct
preposition. burst leave out moan
1 I felt completely at ease them. publicise polish
2 She forgot to turn up her appointment. 1 I asked her what was wrong and she
3 It was taken over a larger company. into tears.
4 We’d better leave now to be the safe side. 2 His new film has been heavily
5 The audience burst applause. 3 Don’t forget to your shoes before
6 A bunch us went to the cinema on Friday. we go out.

7 Please copy me in any emails. 4 She’s always about something.


5 I felt a bit .
B Choose the correct preposition.
1 Many people were outraged by/for the idea. F Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
up the nouns (a–e) if you need help.
2 I don’t appreciate public displays of/with affection.
1 a small a) attendant
3 Smoking is frowned off/on here.
2 flight b) on air
4 He has been sacked at/from his job.
3 live c) get-together
5 We had to drag him out to/of bed!
4 a terrible d) sack
6 He came over and asked me for/by a light.
5 get the e) bore

Word families G Complete the collocations with nouns from


the unit.
C Complete the expressions with the correct form 1 a city b _ _ _ k
of the word in bold. 2 be on the safe s _ _ e
1 don’t interrupt me constant 3 buy and sell s_ _ _ _ s
2 a slap on the wrist someone 4 have an i _ _ _ _ t
3 the engine failed mechanical 5 look on the bright s _ _ e
4 casually dressed clothing 6 a d _ _ _ _ _ y of power
5 a bitter rival fierce 7 stage a r _ _ _ y
6 treat yourself to something a birthday
7 a versatile machine amazing Phrasal verbs
H Choose the correct word to complete the phrasal
Word-building verb.
D Complete the sentences with adjectives formed 1 Don’t get caught out/in by the tide.
from the nouns. 2 Long coffee breaks are frowned on/of in my office.
3 They attempted to take up/over the rival company.
outrage harm affection
sympathy bore 4 I’m sorry but I have to break away/up the party.
5 We’re married but we still chat each other about/up.
1 That’s an idea!
6 I feel a bit left in/out when I’m with you and your
2 She was very about it. friends.
3 I watched such a film last night. 7 She eventually turned up/in halfway through the
4 It was just a bit of fun. evening.
5 They’re very towards each other.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 11

EXERCISES 3 They reached an


desert.
expanse of

4 She enjoyed the pace of life in


Prepositions the city.

A Complete the sentences with the correct 5 Travelling gives you a perspective
on life.
preposition.
6 The quantity of floodwater was
1 There was a dent the passenger door.
horrifying!
2 He kept a herd sheep.
E Complete the collocations with nouns from the
3 We set off home at six.
unit.
4 She’s going to appeal the court.
1 spring a l_ _ k
5 It was inconsiderate him to leave so soon.
2 a refundable d _ _ _ _ _ t
6 I got a blister my heel from my new shoes.
3 contrary to popular m _ _ h
4 pay the taxi f _ _ e
Word families 5 a sense of p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e
B Complete the expressions with the correct form 6 have a nasty b _ _ _ _ _ r
of the word in bold. F Complete the sentences with the correct form of
1 a bumpy journey lots of in the road the verbs in the box.
2 a dent in the door it was in an accident
develop lodge hire
3 a stiff lock The door opened fall uncover read
4 a cause for concern it’s a very issue
1 Make sure you the small print.
5 a remarkable do well
achievement 2 Archaeologists the remains of
three 12th century monks.
6 I dread to think the news
3 They plan to an appeal against the
judgement.
Word-building 4 We a strong bond.
5 The house has into disrepair.
C Complete the sentences with nouns formed from
the verbs in the box. 6 It was raining so we a cab.

indicate maintain impose


leak
Phrasal verbs

1 They opposed the of import G Choose the correct word to complete the
controls. phrasal verb.
2 I think your car’s might be broken. 1 They set up/off on a two week trip.
3 We all had to go home because of a dangerous 2 It turned out/on to be a mistake.
chemical . 3 Someone cut me out/up on the motorway.
4 Regular of your car will save you a 4 You need to come down/off the motorway at
lot of money long term. junction 7.
5 A car pulled on/out without warning.
Collocations 6 I leapt up/by in excitement.

D Complete the sentences with the adjectives from


the box.

endless flat different


fast ever-increasing cracked

1 We stopped by the side of the road to change a


tyre.
2 It’s dangerous to drive with a
windscreen.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 12

EXERCISES 3 If you’re not computer , you won’t get


on the course.
4 Make sure you use a teacher.
Prepositions
5 Last month was our most for over
A Complete the sentences with the correct four years.
preposition. Look up the words in bold if you
need help. Collocations
1 Many people suffer asthma.
2 There’s a dispute this piece of land. F Which of the verbs do NOT form a collocation
with the word in bold?
3 He ran out of the room a panic.
1 I think you might have broken/collapsed/sprained
4 I woke up a stiff neck. your wrist.
5 I’ll be walking crutches for a while. 2 It was his responsibility to keep/maintain/manage a
6 He was healed the latest medical treatment. record of everything.
3 We’ll test the theory by conducting/carrying out/
making an experiment.
Word families
4 The rules must be rigorously applied/enforced/
B Complete the expressions with the correct form practised.
of the word in bold. 5 You stand to lose/keep/make a lot of money.
1 a chronic condition She’s ill. G Match the adjectives to the nouns. Look up the
2 My lips started to a ankle nouns (a–f) if you need help.
swell up. 1 blind a) beneficiary
3 effective pain relief try to stress 2 toxic b) panic
4 emergency surgery a procedure 3 emergency c) fumes
5 a chest infection a cough 4 the main d) surgery
6 a major dispute a territory 5 a dazzling e) phenomenon
C Complete the sentences with the correct words 6 a recent f) array
from the words in brackets.
1 These plants have properties. (heal)
H Complete the collocations with nouns from
2 The of the tumour was a difficult the unit.
procedure. (remove)
1 a heat r _ _ h
3 We discussed the benefits of .
(outsource) 2 exhaust f _ _ _ s
4 His grandfather was a well-known . 3 a heart t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t
(gamble) 4 a hand g _ _ _ _ _ e
5 The move was welcomed by the president’s many 5 a natural p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n
. (detract)
6 infant m _ _ _ _ _ _ _ y
6 He’s got all the necessary . (qualify)
D Which TWO words in the box are NOT both a
noun and a verb?

scam detract sneeze


transplant arise panic
rush pin

Word-building
E Complete the sentences with adjectives formed
from the nouns in the box.

globalise negligence productivity


qualify literacy

1 The hospital was found to be .


2 The industry failed to adapt to the
market.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 13

EXERCISES Collocations
D Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
Prepositions up the nouns (a–h) if you need help.
A Complete the sentences with the correct 1 a sheltered a) priest
preposition. 2 a parish b) run
1 This situation needs to be handled care. 3 familiar c) reception
2 Public shows affection always make her 4 a winning d) upbringing
uncomfortable. 5 a wedding e) integrity
3 My wife was labour for twelve hours. 6 initiation f) rites
4 They went a marriage counsellor for advice. 7 moral g) grave
5 He received the bad news good grace. 8 a mass h) ground
6 Commuters waited over an hour the train
to arrive. E Complete the sentences with the correct form of
the verbs in the box. Look up the words in bold if
7 Is the meeting taking place the boardroom?
you need help.
8 We drank a toast the bride and groom.
9 I tried to steer the conversation away the throw propose satisfy
subject. reach sit

1 We a leaving party for a colleague


Word families yesterday.
2 After lots of disagreement, both sides
B Complete the expressions with the correct form a compromise.
of the word in bold. 3 I a toast to the winning team.
1 feel tense relieve the 4 John on the board of directors for
2 a valid opinion assess the ten years.
3 approach the issue change your 5 The article did little to his curiosity.
4 buried in the cemetery the is tomorrow F Choose the correct verb to go with each noun.
5 receive a blessing the priest the child Look up the nouns if you need help.
6 die of exhaustion an day 1 take/do a different approach
7 vain about his looks appeal to his 2 break/steer your vow
8 the bride and groom a gown 3 raise/give a blessing
C Complete the sentences with the correct word 4 hurt/suffer from exhaustion
from the word in brackets. 5 cover/place a lot of ground
1 My grandparents were always very 6 drink/eat a toast
towards us. (affection)
2 He was always very . (dignity) Phrasal verbs
3 They supported him for years.
(loyalty) G Choose the correct word to complete the
4 I don’t enjoy being a . (commute) phrasal verb.
5 He has two previous for drug 1 Don’t put off/over till tomorrow what you can do
dealing. (convict) today.
6 They announced the of the match. 2 She comes across/over as a really friendly person.
(postpone) 3 The government had to resort from/to raising taxes.
4 She’s achieved everything she set on/out to do.
5 You need to stand out/up for yourself more.
6 Let’s step back/over for a moment and decide what
to do.

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EXERCISES E Complete the collocations with nouns and


adjectives from the unit.
1 a tight b _ _ _ _ t
Prepositions
2 r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ y accept something
A Complete the sentences with the correct 3 deliberately m _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ g
preposition. 4 a t _ _ _ l period
1 Somebody hacked the system last night. 5 p _ _ _ _ _ _ s stones
2 She couldn’t dissuade him leaving.
F Match the two halves of the collocations.
3 The ATM charges commission all transactions.
1 run up a) full
4 The train came a sudden halt.
2 on a trial b) machine
5 What are you chuckling  ?
3 crammed c) a bill
6 You need some form identification to open a
bank account. 4 a cash point d) metals
5 precious e) basis
Word families 6 a bailout f ) package

B Complete the expressions with the correct form Phrasal verbs


of the word in bold.
1 he is authorised to no proper G Choose the correct word to complete the
make decisions phrasal verb.
2 disobey an order a child 1 Any profits were wiped up/out by huge costs.
3 claim something back make a 2 She ran up/in huge debts at university.
4 be in despair a situation 3 The traffic began to inch over/forward.
5 I agreed reluctantly a decision 4 It turned out/on to be a complete nightmare!
6 make a withdrawal some money 5 The EU have agreed to bail off/out Greece.
C Complete the sentences with the correct words
from the words in brackets.
1 I’m £200 this month. (overdraft)
2 Her attempts at failed. (dissuade)
3 He was seen acting very outside
the bank. (suspicious)
4 You need written to go on the
school trip. (authorised)
5 The plane has already started its .
(descend)
6 He can be a bit . (greed)

Collocations
D Complete the collocations with the verbs in the
box. Look up the nouns in bold if you need help.

come raise build win


take refuse

1 someone credit
2 the stakes in a business deal
3 the jackpot in the lottery
4 to a halt
5 up a reserve
6 a gamble

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EXERCISES Word building


E Complete the sentences with adjectives formed
Prepositions from the verbs in the box.
A Complete the sentences with the correct melt disobey prohibit
preposition. contaminate discard appal
1 Keep the lid while the rice is cooking.
1 He’d always been a child.
2 I think you’d better chuck that the bin.
2 Drinking water is very dangerous.
3 Soak the beans water for a few hours.
3 Cover the top with chocolate.
4 She sprinkled the cake sugar.
4 Smoking is in public buildings.
5 You can substitute lemon lime in this recipe.
5 They were found living in
6 There have been accusations misconduct. conditions.
7 He came to the restaurant to pass judgement 6 There was a bicycle lying on the
the food. pavement.
B Choose the correct preposition.
1 He was disqualified from/for the competition. Collocations
2 It’s too soon to make a judgement for/about the
new government. F Complete the sentences with the correct form of
the verbs in the box. Look up the words in bold if
3 Sprinkle the top by/with herbs.
you need help.
4 The dog made a bid for/at freedom.
5 He was dismayed by/for what he heard. put pass issue deny
6 Through/In my judgement, two days won’t be 1 the lid on the pan.
long enough.
2 You shouldn’t be so quick to
judgement.
Word families 3 She categorically being involved.
4 The weather office has an alert as
C Complete the expressions with the correct form
more snow is expected.
of the word in bold.
1 publicise an event attract a lot of G Match the two halves of the collocations. Look
up the words 1–6 if you need help.
2 good personal hygiene an kitchen
1 plead a) not guilty
3 sprinkle with salt a of sugar
2 a fraudulent b) stunt
4 be disqualified from face
the race 3 a sponsorship c ) claim
5 a subtle difference it lacks 4 a publicity d) a problem
6 he confessed to make a 5 tackle e) deal
the crime
H Complete the collocations with nouns and
7 a persistent threat the weather was adjectives from the unit.
bad
1 a subtle c _ _ _ _ e
D Tick the words which are both a noun and 2 a random s _ _ _ _ e
a verb.
3 a w _ _ d accusation
1 waive
4 an overnight s _ _ y
2 squeeze
3 plead
4 soak
5 urge
6 stir

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Unit 16

EXERCISES E Complete the missing adjectives.


1 The brothers embarked on a j _ _ _ t venture.
Prepositions 2 I’ve had a really h _ _ _ _ c week at work.
3 The company’s a _ _ _ _ l turnover doubled in just
A Complete the sentences with the correct five years.
preposition. 4 P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l instability is bad for business.
1 She has a wide circle friends. 5 Guests will be provided with l _ _ _ t refreshments.
2 The film offers an insight their lives.
F Match the two halves of the collocations.
3 He pitched his ideas the panel.
1 a business a) pitch
4 The area had been devastated an earthquake.
2 sibling b) crop
5 The two companies embarked a joint venture.
3 a cash c) device
6 I’m afraid there’s been a mix-up the dates.
4 a sales d) venture
5 a mobile e) rivalry
Word families
B Complete the expressions with the correct form Phrasal verbs
of the word in bold.
1 an understanding person I don’t G Choose the correct word to complete the
phrasal verb.
2 projected sales figures the latest
1 We need to chase over/up some orders to meet our
3 religious tolerance a society target.
4 academic excellence at something 2 The team came on/up with some great ideas.
5 a nomadic lifestyle a tribe of 3 Please pass this message up/on to the sales
6 declare your intentions a of love manager.
4 The two files had got mixed in/up in the system.
Word building 5 The business should break up/even this year.
6 His career seems to be really taking up/off.
C Complete the sentences with nouns formed from
the verbs in the box.

reflect  fulfil  observe  merge  devastate

1 A between the two companies has


been announced.
2 The floods caused widespread .
3 Her paintings are a of her
personality.
4 We guarantee of orders within
three days.
5 The progress of the project will require careful
.

Collocations
D Complete the sentences with the correct form
of the verbs in the box. Look up the verbs if you
need help.

moan   merge   embark   plough   seize

1 He’s always about his job.


2 The CEO announced that we were going to
with another company.
3 He the opportunity to leave.
4 We all our money into the new
venture.
5 Think carefully before on such a
venture.

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Outcomes Upper Intermediate Vocabulary Builder  Answers

1 ENTERTAINMENT 2 SIGHTSEEING

Prepositions Prepositions
A A
between
1 to
1
2 as 2 between
3 between 3 of
4 of 4 for
5 of 5 of
6 of 6 by
7 in 7 off
8 by 8 to
B
from
1 Word families
2 of
3 to B
4 between deprivation
1
5 on 2 attachment
6 as 3 grandeur
7 with 4 transformation
8 to 5 oversight
6 hideously
Word families 7 affluence

C Collocations
uplifted
1
2 tense C
3 ambiguously c
1
4 confrontation 2 b
5 restore 3 d
D urge, disguise, slice 4 e
5 a
6 g
Collocations 7 f
D
E
made
1
c
1 2 constitutes
2 e 3 exercise
3 f 4 caught
4 a
5 b E
6 d months
1
F 2 view
3 lifestyle
gripping
1 4 sites
2 disturbing 5 facilites
3 hilarious
4 willing
5 predictable Phrasal verbs
6 conventional
F
G
to
1
ordeal
1
2 off
2 despair
3 up
3 bankruptcy
4 down
4 obstacles
5 up
5 impression
6 in
6 temptation
7 impression
8 interpretation

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Patterns Patterns
G H
to promote
1 to resolve
1
2 to erect 2 retaining
3 to attach 3 to acquire
4 to join in 4 to resist
5 spinning 5 to replace

3 THINGS YOU NEED 4 SOCIETY

Prepositions Prepositions
A A
in
1 of
1
2 into 2 by
3 from 3 of
4 with 4 on
5 round 5 on
6 in 6 in
7 into
Word families
Word families
B
private
1 B
2 acquisition ruling
1
3 admit 2 donor
4 hazardous 3 cutbacks
5 command/commanded 4 toleration
6 traumatised 5 reflection
C settle, army 6 reversal
C abuse, claim, assault, conduct, boost
Collocations
Collocations
D
pose
1 D
2 pin victory
1
3 make 2 pace
4 spring 3 conflict
5 demand 4 crop
E 5 root
6 step
c
1
2 d E
3 e provoke
1
4 a 2 declared
5 b 3 conduct
F 4 award
5 launch
emotional
1
2 practical
3 violent F
4 hairline food
1
5 occupational 2 fashion
3 decide
Phrasal verbs 4 succeed
G
G soft
1
together
1 2 physical
2 of 3 economic
3 down 4 controversial
4 apart 5 morally
5 up

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Phrasal verbs Phrasal verbs


H H
carry out
1 round
1
2 come across 2 on
3 cut back on 3 out
4 with
5 SPORTS AND INTERESTS 5 up

6 ACCOMMODATION
Prepositions
A Prepositions
about
1
2 of A
3 in about
1
4 from 2 with
5 in 3 out
6 about 4 on
7 into 5 in
8 for 6 in
9 on B
in
1
Word families 2 from
3 in
B 4 at
reluctantly
1 5 with
2 substitute 6 of
3 self-consciously
4 power Word families
5 flexible
6 disappointing C
7 knit
transform
1
C cheat, sprain, sack, tackle 2 resistance
3 mud
Word-building 4 sarcasm
5 filth
D
Word-building
unable
1
2 incomplete
3 unconscious D
4 uncoordinated integration
1
2 combination
Collocations 3 frame
4 reservation
E
Collocations
d
1
2 a
3 c E
4 b highlight
1
F 2 pitch
3 have
shape
1 4 make
2 fixtures 5 return
3 fool
4 coordination F
5 breath daily
1
G 2 soaked
3 stunning
get
1 4 complete
2 make
3 regain
4 work up
5 relieve

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G F
d
1 c
1
2 c 2 a
3 a 3 e
4 b 4 b
5 e 5 d
H
resistant
1 Patterns
2 welcome
3 reservation G
4 pride to contest
1
2 picking
Phrasal verbs 3 to pull over
4 to freeze
I
off
1 8 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
2 away
3 over Prepositions
4 up
A
7 NATURE as
1
2 between
Prepositions 3 about
4 for
A 5 from
6 into / to
as
1 7 in
2 into 8 on
3 on
4 from
5 in Word families
6 of
7 in B
burglar
1
Word families 2 disappeared
3 fraudulent
B 4 relieve
5 acceptable
civilisation
1 6 harsh
2 brave
3 rooted
4 inherited Word-building
5 misunderstand
6 intimidate C
raiders
1
Word-building 2 ranking
3 staging
C 4 coverage
5 convictions
2, 3, 4, 6, 8 6 rioters

Collocations Collocations
D D
blossomed
1 serious
1
2 turned 2 starring
3 settled 3 thin
4 left 4 social
5 dare 5 violent
E 6 unsuccessful
glorious
1
2 shattered
3 genuine
4 dense

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E Word-building
fraud
1
2 enquiry E
3 acceptance trainer
1
4 emphasis 2 researcher
5 peak 3 manager
6 performance 4 beggar
F 5 exploiters
c
1
2 d Collocations
3 a
4 b F
5 e
6 f get
1
2 hand
3 sum up
Phrasal verbs 4 carry out
5 outline
G 6 make up
broke into
1 G
2 turned off training
1
3 came up 2 rise
4 put forward 3 overview
5 went off 4 touch
6 get hold of 5 row
7 account for 6 spirit

9 CAREERS AND STUDYING Phrasal verbs


Prepositions H
up
1
A 2 on
with
1 3 up
2 of 4 for
3 in 5 up
4 on 6 in
5 of
B 10 SOCIALISING
of
1
2 at Prepositions
3 about
4 with A
5 since
with
1
2 for
Word families 3 by
4 on
C 5 into
drained
1 6 of
2 redundancy 7 on/to
3 stimulation B
4 interference by
1
5 promotion 2 of
6 novel 3 on
D 4 from
rewarding
1 5 of
2 manager 6 for
3 countless
4 delegated
5 interference
6 restlessly

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Word families 11  TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL


C
Prepositions
interruptions
1
2 slap
A
3 failure
4 slap in
1
5 casual 2 of
6 rivalry 3 for
7 treat 4 to
8 versatility 5 of
6 on
Word-building
Word families
D
B
outrageous
1
2 sympathetic bumps
1
3 boring 2 dented
4 harmless 3 stiffly
5 affectionate 4 concerning
5 remarkably
6 dreaded
Collocations
E Word-building
burst
1
C
2 publicised
3 polish imposition
1
4 moan 2 indicator
5 left out 3 leakage
4 maintenance
F
c
1
2 a
Collocations
3 b
4 e D
5 d flat
1
G 2 cracked
3 endless
break
1 4 fast
2 side 5 different
3 renewal 6 sheer
4 impact
5 side E
6 display leak
1
7 rally 2 deposit
3 myth
Phrasal verbs 4 fare
5 perspective
6 blister
H
F
out
1
2 on read
1
3 over 2 uncovered
4 up 3 lodge
5 up 4 developed
6 out 5 fallen
7 up 6 hired

Phrasal verbs
G
off
1
2 out
3 up
4 off
5 out
6 up

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12  HEALTH AND MEDICINE 13  LIFE-CHANGING EVENTS

Prepositions Prepositions
A A
from
1 with
1
2 over 2 of
3 in 3 in
4 with 4 to
5 on 5 with
6 by 6 for
7 in
Word families 8 to
9 away
B
Word families
chronically
1
2 swollen
3 relieve B
4 surgical tension
1
5 chesty 2 validity
6 disputed 3 approach
C 4 burial
5 blessed
healing
1 6 exhausting
2 removal 7 vanity
3 outsourcing 8 bridal
4 gambler
5 detractors C
6 qualifications affectionate
1
D arise, detract 2 dignity
3 loyally
4 commuter
Word-building 5 convictions
6 postponement
E
negligent
1 Collocations
2 globalised
3 literate D
4 qualified d
1
5 productive 2 a
3 h
Collocations 4 b
5 c
F 6 f
7 e
collapse
1 8 g
2 manage
3 making E
4 practised threw
1
5 keep 2 reached
G 3 proposed
4 sat
b
1 5 satisfy
2 c
3 d F
4 a take
1
5 f 2 break
6 e 3 give
H 4 suffer
5 cover
rash
1 6 drink
2 fumes
3 transplant
4 gesture
5 phenomenon
6 mortality

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Phrasal verbs Phrasal verbs


G G
off
1 out
1
2 across 2 up
3 to 3 forward
4 out 4 out
5 up 5 out
6 back
15 FOOD
14  BANKS AND MONEY
Prepositions
Prepositions
A
A on
1
into
1 2 in
2 from 3 in
3 on 4 with
4 to 5 for
5 about 6 of
6 of 7 on
B
Word families from
1
2 about
B 3 with
authorisation
1 4 for
2 disobedient 5 by
3 claim 6 in
4 desperate
5 reluctant Word families
6 withdraw
C C
overdrawn
1 publicity
1
2 dissuasion 2 unhygienic
3 suspiciously 3 sprinkling
4 authorisation 4 disqualification
5 descent 5 subtlety
6 greedy 6 confession
7 persistently
Collocations D  squeeze, soak, urge, stir

D
Word-building
refuse
1
2 raise E
3 win
4 come disobedient
1
5 build 2 contaminated
6 take 3 melted
4 prohibited
E 5 appalling
budget
1 6 discarded
2 reluctantly
3 misleading Collocations
4 trial
5 precious
F
F
put
1
c
1 2 pass
2 e 3 denied
3 a 4 issued
4 b
5 d
6 f

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G Collocations
a
1
2 c D
3 e moaning
1
4 b 2 merge/be merged
5 d 3 seized
H 4 ploughed
change
1 5 embarking
2 sample E
3 wild joint
1
4 stay 2 hectic
3 annual
16 BUSINESS 4 political
5 light
Prepositions F
d
1
A 2 e
3 b
of
1
4 a
2 into
5 c
3 to
4 by
5 on Phrasal verbs
6 over
G
Word families up
1
2 up
B 3 on
4 up
understand
1
5 even
2 projections
6 off
3 tolerant
4 excel
5 nomads
6 declaration

Word-building
C
merger
1
2 devastation
3 reflection
4 fulfilment
5 observation

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