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EXERCISES SUMMIT 2A FINAL EXAM

1) MATCH THE WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS WITH THEIR MEANINGS.



A gossip a)who one talks about the private lives of others
Racket b) to regain self-control
Get hold of oneself c) angry with someone
Confide in someone d) to tell someone personal or secret things
Ticked off at someone e) a lot of loud noise
Talk behind your back f) to talk badly of you without your knowledge

2) WRITE THE CORRECT EXPRESSION INTO EACH SENTENCE.

TAKE MORE ON THAN I CAN HANDLE CANT SAY NO AM A PERFECTIONIST
WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE OVERREACT TO THINGS
HAVE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE

A) Im such a procrastinator. I always ______________________________ to get started
on big projects.
B) I tend to _______________________ . I need to stop making an issue out of every little
thing.
C) Im such a pushover. People are always asking me to do things for them, and I just
________________________________.
D) Everyone tells me that Im a pessimist. I know I ____________________________ ,
but no matter how hard I try, I just cant seem to look on the bright side of things.
E) My problem is that I _______________________ . I drive myself crazy trying to make
sure everything is done correctly at work and at home.
F) If I could only learn to say no, maybe I wouldnt always _______________________
end up so stressed out all the time.

3) COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF A VERB.
A) His supervisor recommend that he ______________ (organize) his time better.
B) The report is due in two weeks. I hope she ______________ __________ (not
procrastinate).
C) Its critical that Robert ______________________ (learn) to handle his anger.
D) Her friend suggest that she _________________ (shrug) off her mother-in-laws
criticism.
E) Its obvious that he _______________________ (suffer) from low self-esteem.
F) Its essential that my husband __________________ (eat) right to manage his
cholesterol.
G) Experts agree that success _______________ (depend) on setting realistic goals
and taking small steps to achieve them.
H) Our company insists that every manager ________________ (be,give) proper
training in getting organized.

4)
5) COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION. USE THE WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS ON THE BOX.
MAKE SENSE TO MAKE SURE TO MADE A CHANGE
MAKE DO WITH MADE ME MISARABLE MADE A DECISION TO
MADE A DIFFERENCE

A: I am so stressed! I take more that I can handle, and then Im not able to give enough time to
anything.
B: I used to be like that myself. I tried to do too much, and I neglected the things that really
matter to me. It ________________________.
A: So you __________________________?
B: Yeah, I realized it didnt ___________________ stretch myself so thin. So I ______________
do less.
A: How?
B: I made a list of all my activities and then figured out which ones were important and which
ones I could cut out or delegate. And I __________________ say no to new requests for my
time that arent consistent with my values.
A: Is that all?
B: Well, Im also trying to _______________ less stuff. Ive gotten rid of a lot of things I dont
really need.
A: So you suggest I simplify my life?
B: It really has ________________ for me.

6) WRITE A, AN or THE IN EACH BLANK. IF NO ARTICLE IS NECESSARY, WRITE AN X.

I had ___ weird dream last night. In ___ dream, I was being chased by ___ dog, but I
woke up before ___ dog caught up to me.

Theres ___ Greek custom of spitting to protect ____ people from___ evil eye.
According to ___ custom, its appropriate to spit on ___ bride and groom at ___
wedding and on ____ new house or ___ new car.

Whats ____ name of ___ new miracle face cream? Im talking about ___ really
expensive one thats supposed to make you look ten years younger. I think it comes in
___ pink jar.

Julie gets very anxious in _____ enclosed spaces. Shes frightened of ____ elevators,
so we had to walk up ____ stairs to your office.

____ new soft drink company is advertising ____ drink that will help ___ people lose
weight. ____ drink comes in several flavors. This drink is incredible says _____
company president in ___ ad that began running on TV last week.

7) WRITE THE CORRECT EXPRESSION INTO EACH SENTENCE.

WAS OUT OF MY MIND KEPT IN MIND CHANGED MY MIND
WAS ALL IN MY MIND MADE UP MY MIND PUT IT OUT OF MY MIND

A) Ive ______________________ to overcome my phobia. Ive signed up to go
skydiving this weekend.
B) I was planning to go to the party, but I saw how small and crowded the room was, I
________________________ . Im a little claustrophobic.
C) Im afraid of snakes, so when we visited the reptile room at the zoo, I
______________________ that the snakes were all behind glass and couldnt
harm me.
D) I saw a spider when I was brushing my teeth, and Im terrified of spiders. I thought
I had __________________ , but then at bedtime I kept imagining the spider was
crawling all over me.
E) When I was little, I was afraid of the dark. My parents told me it ______________ ,
but I still couldnt fall asleep without a light on.
F) I have a thunderstorm phobia. Last summer, I cancelled plans with my friends
whenever the forecast called for thunderstorms. They thought I
___________________________.

8) COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE WITH A WORD FROM THE BOX.
act
bowl
claps
drops
game
grains
loaf
piece
symbol
type

A) For lunch I had a sandwich and a ______________ soup.

B) There was a terrible storm last night, with bolts of lightning and ___________of
thunder.

C) Did you spill some salt? According to a popular superstition, you should toss a few
_____________of salt over your shoulder to avoid bad luck.

D) My mother always used to say, "Let me give you a ____________of advice about
that."

E) Evelyn really enjoys sports. She's always ready for a__________ of tennis or golf.

F) We need butter, eggs, juice, and a _______________ of bread.

G) Uh-oh, here comes the storm. I can already see a few ____________of rain on the
windshield.

H) A wedding ring is a _____________ of lasting love.

I) Electricity is a ________________of energy.

J) Donating time or money is an __________ of generosity.