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B. VOCABULARY
I. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in each
space.

HOLIDAYS WITH FRIENDS

I always (28) ................................... to go to Porchester (29) ................................... my summer
holidays. It is a quiet little town, full of old and interesting buildings. Very (30) ................................... visitors
ever go there, so there are no crowds. I enjoyed its sleepy atmosphere. I work in a big city, so a holiday in
Porchester was a complete change (31) ................................... my usual life. Besides, I found (32)
................................... about the history of the place. I wanted to learn how life used to be in Porchester -
the stories of (33) ................................... people and buildings.
I made notes on (34) ................................... these things (35) ................................... my holidays
and I soon knew (36) ................................... about the history of Porchester than most of the people (37)
................................... lived there.
I am not a rich man and I cannot afford to stay in hotels. (38) ................................... Jack Thompson
heard that I wanted to spend my holidays in Porchester again all these years later, he invited me to stay with
(39) .................................... . Jack and I were in the Army (40) ................................... during the war
and we were good friends.


II. Complete the sentences below, using the most appropriate one in each case.

out of hand out of work out of the way out of action
out of the question out of date out of practice out of order


41. I haven’t played for a long time so I’m ..........................................
42. I’m afraid the lift is .......................................... We’ll have to walk up.
43. By the time they received the news a month later, it was ..........................................
44. I cannot possibly do as you ask. It’s quite ..........................................
45. He’s been ................................. for several months and he wonders if he’ll ever be employed again.
46. The car was coming straight towards me but luckily I got .......................................... just in time.
47. They did nothing to stop the demonstrators and, by the time the police arrived, the situation had got
..........................................
48. The goalkeeper’s injury will put him .......................................... for several weeks.


III. Complete these sentences with the correct word “for”, “during”, “while” or “meanwhile”.
49. He’s been on holiday ............................ three weeks.
50. ............................ that time, he’s visited his relatives in Australia.
51. ............................, I’ve been doing his work.
52. ............................ he has been on holiday, I’ve been doing his work.
53. I’ve been doing his work ............................ the time he has been away.
54. The crisis arose ......................... the Managing Director was on holiday and lasted .........................
the duration of his absence.
55. The crisis arose ......................... the Managing Director’s absence on holiday. He went to sea
............................ a few days in his yacht; ............................, his colleagues were attempting to
resolve the problems without him because they were unwilling to disturb him ............................ he
was away.
56. When he returned, he was very angry. ‘Good heavens,’ he said. ‘I’ve only been away
............................ a fortnight but ............................ my absence, everything seems to have gone to
pieces. There I was, sailing peacefully around the Mediterranean, and ............................,
............................ the time I was away, you were trying to solve these problems without telling me.’

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III. Complete this text with these verbs.

was (x2) explained didn't eat have gone had cooked hadn't eaten
were went didn't lock have heard had reached hadn't locked

One of the four-year-olds in the reading group suddenly said, “This is the silliest story I (15)
............................. ever.............................!” I (16) ................................................. in the middle of
reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears to the group. We (17) ............................. just .............................
the part in the story where Goldilocks goes into the bears’ house and eats some of the food from bowls on the
table.
“Where (18) ................................................. the bears?” he asked.
“Maybe outside or playing in the woods,” I suggested.
“And their house was wide open? They (19) ............................. even ............................. the door
before going out?’
“Well, in the old days, people (20) ................................................. their doors.”
“And their food was on the table, but they (21) ................................................. it before they (22)
................................................. outside?”
“Maybe they (23) ........................................ it because it (24) ........................................... too hot.”
“If you (25) ........................................... that meal, you wouldn’t (26) .............................................
out and left it, would you?”
“Probably not, but it’s just a story,” I (27) ................................................. rather weakly.

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I. Complete the sentences using the verbs in the box. Use the same verb in each pair of sentences. Use
the present simple, present continuous, past simple or past continuous.

appear attract expect hate
look measure see think

1. a. I ...................................................... about taking a gap year before I go to university and going
travelling around South America
b. A: Why’s Terry having a party?
B: I ...................................................... it’s his birthday.


2. a. A: How did the cat get up into the tree?
B: I ...................................................... he was chasing a bird.
b. A: Let me know when the post arrives.
B: Why, .............................. you .................................... something important?

3. a. A: Did you enjoy your time at boarding school?
B: No, I ...................................................... every minute of it.
b. As the boat was thrown about by the huge waves, she looked across at Paul and wondered if he
...................................................... this, too.


4. a. This month’s special exhibition of South African art ...................................................... over 5000
visitors a day to the museum, whereas we normally only get about 2000.
b. As the home of William Shakespeare, Stratford ...................................................... tourists from
all over the world.


5. a. .............................. you ................................. that big house over there? It’s my uncle’s.
b. I split up with Alex when I found out that he ...................................................... someone else.


6. a. A: What happened to your wrist?
B: I ...................................................... the window for some new curtains when I fell off the
ladder and sprained it.
b. I was given this pedometer for my birthday. You just hook it on your belt and it ..............................
how far you walk during the day.


7. a. A: What on earth are you doing down there?
B: I ................................................... for one of my earrings - it fell off and rolled under the bed.
b. A: Which course are you going to apply to?
B: Well, this one on anthropology ...................................................... interesting.


8. a. Our neighbour’s cat .......................................... at our door every morning, demanding to be fed.
b. Chris is incredibly busy. At the moment he ...................................................... in Hamlet at the
Crescent Theatre.

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