Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
precious well-off worthless dirt cheap priceless
1 This old painting is _________ but it means a lot to me.
2 A new play by Shakespeare would be _________ .
3 Only _______ people can afford to stay at that hotel!
4 Jewellers make rings with _________ stones.
5 Sometimes things that are _________ stop working quite quickly.
10 Choose the correct answers.
1 Our bathroom is three _______ wide.
A pints B yards C miles
2 Iíve been in _______ since I was a teenager.
A debt B profit C bargain
3 _______ my dad worked very hard, he never made much money.
A Whereas B However C Although
4 We usually buy four _______ of milk a week.
A pints B pounds C feet
5 _______ the storms we completed the journey very quickly.
A Much as B Nevertheless C Despite
11 Choose the correct answers.
1 Could you set _______ a meeting for 10.30, please?
A up B off C for
2 Jill finally owned _______ to eating the cake.
A on B up C down
3 Weíve put his mistakes _______ to enthusiasm.
A off B up C down
4 Theyíre doing _______ an old farmhouse.
A out B off C up
5 All this rain is really getting me _______ .
A on B down C up
12 Choose the correct answers.
1 The accident was definitely harmful / avoidable.
2 Trying to answer this question is hopeless / mysterious.
3 Our holiday was very reliable / eventful.
4 Artists need to be magical / creative.
5 Donít worry about breaking the glass. Itís avoidable / replaceable.
13 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in the box.
toddler elderly infancy OAP adolescent
1 _________ can often be very moody.
2 The technology is in its _________ at the moment, but weíll soon be able to use it to do all manner of things.
3 _________ in our area get free bus travel.
4 My brotherís only a _________ and heís always knocking things over.
5 Young people sometimes donít have respect for the _________ .
14 Choose the correct answers.
1 I assumed / expected Pete had told you about the meeting.
2 The teacher guessed / quizzed us about our reasons for choosing to study French.
3 He kept / maintained that it had been his idea all along.
4 The number of children born in the UK has inclined / declined in recent years.
5 The architectís plans for a new block of flats was rejected / recalled.
6 Thereís a Buddhist temple / church just outside Edinburgh.
7 Did you see last nightís programme / episode of Mantrap? Claire was mugged!
8 There were five competitors / contestants on the new game show on Friday.
9 TV bosses think that more soap operas on TV will improve the viewers / ratings.
15 Choose the correct answers.
1 There were dirty marks all over the carpet from the dogís _______ .
A claws B paws C hooves
2 In China they have a soup made from sharksí _______ .
A fins B wings C knuckles
3 Birds eat snails by cracking open their _______ .
A whiskers B fangs C shells
4 Hunters often kill animals for their _______ .
A feathers B fur C shells
5 I donít like eating octopus because you can see the _______ on the plate!
A claws B fins C tentacles
6 After the cat tried to catch the bird, there were _______ all over the grass.
A feathers B fur C whiskers
16 Complete the sentence with the correct form of the words in the box.
cow dog rat bee snake cat kitten wolf whale
1 The children had a _________ of a time at the Theme Park.
2 Dadís in the _________ house because he forgot to get mum a birthday present.
3 A lot of people I know have moved out of the city to get away from the _________ race.
4 Jenís cat has had _________ and weíre getting one at the weekend.
5 A pack of _________ attacked a man in the forest last winter.
6 Luckily we heard the _________ hissing before we stepped on it.
7 Paul wonít come now. Youíll be waiting until the _________ come home!
8 Who let the _________ out of the bag? The party was supposed to be a secret.
9 The _________ buzzed loudly when we tried to go near them.
17 Replace the words in italics with one word.
1 The photographers chased the pop star through the park. p_________
2 He waited for four hours outside her house, only to get her autograph. s_________
3 The companies had a secret agreement with each other to keep the prices high. c_________
4 Share prices have gone up and down a lot this month. f_________
5 The new boss was extremely hard and sacked 50% of his staff to save money. r_________
Date: 2015-12-11; view: 2068