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1. LEAVING A JOB
I recently left my job in an (1) advertising (ADVERTISEMENT) agency after a disagreement with my
boss. She accepted my (2) ________________ (RESIGN) but warned me that because of the (3) ______________
(ECONOMY) situation, I might have to get used to the idea of being (4) _______________(EMPLOY) for a
while. I thought that she was trying to make a point, but after I had made over fifty (5) ___________ (APPLY)
to other companies, I realized that she was right. Although I am a ( 6) _____________ (QUALIFICATIONS)
designer, I didnt receive any offers of a job. After that I tried working from home, but it was not very (7)
_______________ (PROFIT) .Then I became an (8) ________________(EMPLOY) in a fast food restaurant, even
though my (9) _____________ (EARN)were extremely low. I wish I had accepted early (10) ______________
(RETIRE)from my old job. That is what I disagreed with my boll about!
2. HOW A HOBBY CAN MAKE YOU ANGRY!
Recently I decided to take up (1)photography (PHOTOGRAPH) as a hobby. I like taking snaps, but I am
not very (2) ________________(SKILL). My snaps are either a complete (3) ______________ (FAIL) for technical
reasons , or just not very (4) ______________ (IMAGINE) . First I decided that to be (5) ____________(SUCCESS) ,
I would have to buy new equipment. Just then I had an (6) ___________ (EXPECT) piece of good luck. A
friend who works in a camera shop said she could sell me a (7) __________________(VALUE) . A customer
had left it at the shop to be repaired, but there had been a (8) _____________(UNDERSTAND), and it was
actually for sale. I thought this a was a rather (9) _________________ (BELIEF) explanation and so I asked her
some more questions. She said she had had a (10) _____________ (AGREE)with the customer and he had
thrown the camera at her because she disliked his photos!
3. FATHER AND SON
My next-door neighbor has a very unusual (1) appearance (APPEAR) . He has long hair with a (2)
_______________ ( PART) in the middle, and usually wears an old pair of jeans and a (3) ________________
(STRIPE) shirt. His clothes are very (4) _____________(SUIT) for working in a bank, but that is what he
does! Unless he__________________(DRESS) (5) when he gets to work and changes his clothes! His clothes are
usually filthy and I am sure he never washes them or takes them to the (6) _______________(CLEAN) . when
he wears a coat it is always old and (7) _______________(WEAR) , and even on very cold days it is (8)
______________ (BUTTON) all down the front. The funny thing is that his son is very (9)
_______________(FASHION) , always wears the latest styles, and never wears casual clothes, even on an (10)
____________(FORMAL) occasion.
4.A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY
When Ann decided to move house, it was mainly because she was tired of the (1) neighbourhood
(NEIGHBOUR) she lived in. It was crowded, there was a (2) ______________ (SHORT) of parking places, and
the view from her (3) _______________ (STAIRS) windows was of distant factory chimneys. Luckily she
arranged the (4) _________________ (SELL) of her house very easily, with a small (5) __________ (LEND) from
the bank, was able to buy a house in the country. It was an old farm building, which had been (6)
_______________( BUILD) and turned into a modern house. After loading all her belongings in a van, Ann
managed to get them into the new house (7) _______________(DAMAGE) . She (8) _____________(FURNITURE)
most of the rooms with hat she already owned. Even her curtains were the right (9) _____________ (LONG)
for the windows and she only had to buy a new (10) ______________ (COOK) for the kitchen. It seemed too
good to be true. Surely something would go wrong!
5.A LETTER OF APOLOGY
I am writing to apologize for the (1) cancellation (CANCEL) of our Happy Holiday Coach Tour to
Aberdeen. (2) ________ (FORTUNE) our luxury coach was involved in a (3) _______________(COLLIDE) in
France a week ago, and our driver has been (4) ___________ (EXPECT) obliged to remain there for the
moment. The coach was travelling on a road (5) ___________(SUIT) for heavy traffic, and the accident was
(6) ____________(AVOID) . Luckily none of the passengers suffered any (7) ________________(INJURE) , and we
have complained to the authorities that the road needs (8) _____________ (WIDE) . All our coaches are now
fitted with (9) ____________ (ADJUST) seat belts for the safety and comfort of passengers. We will of course
return the (10) ______________ (PAY) you have made for your holiday as soon as possible.
6. SUPERMARKETS
Nowadays, a great (1) variety (VARY) of different food is available from large supermarkets. There are
rarely any (2) _____________ (SHORT) of fresh food, and there is far less(3) ___________ (LIKELY) of our
having to rely on (4) _____________(FREEZE) products. Does this mean that supermarkets have become the
most (5) ____________ (SUCCESS) shops of all time? Certainly they seem to have made some kinds of food
less (6) ___________ (EXPENSE) and most people enjoy shopping in them. There has been a
(7)_______________(REDUCE) in the number of (8) _______________(COMPLAIN) made against supermarkets in
recent years. The assistants are no longer (9) ____________(POLITE) , but smile and try to be helpful. Above
all, supermarkets have shown a (10 ) __________(WILLING) to listen to their customers, and to adapt to
customers needs.
7.ARTHURS LIFE OF CRIME
At his last trial, nobody believed in Arthurs (1) innocence (INNOCENT). He had been accused of the (2)
________________( THIEF) of a valuable Chinese vase, and was also charged with ten other (3)
_____________(OFFEND) . The value of the (4) _______________ (STEAL) goods was said to be over 20.000.
Arthur said in his own (5) _____________ (DEFEND) that the vase had been put into his car (6) _______________
(ACCIDENT) . he also pointed out that the Chinese vase was a fake, and was almost (7)
________________(WORTH ) . the judge did not believe Arthurs story. He told Arthur he was a hardened (8)
___________( CRIME) and that he deserved a severe (9) ____________ (PUNISH) . then the judge sentenced
Arthur to five years (10) ____________(PRISON). Arthur just smiled. He had spent most of his life in prison
and so he was used to it.










8.THE SCHOOL PLAY
Congratulations to all involved with the school (1) production (PRODUCE ) of The Woman Next Door.
The (2) _________ (ADVERTISE )was carried out by the Art Department, and the posters were very (3)
___________(IMAGINE). We certainly have some very (4) ____________ (ART) students! Many people helped
with building and painting the (5) ____________ (SCENE) and the play was written by the English
Department, who created an (6) ____________ (AMUSE) story, with excellent songs. The music was written
by Sue Porter, who also (7) _______________ (COMPANY) the singers on the piano. Everyone enjoyed a
thoroughly (8) _____________ (ENTERTAIN) evening, and there was a long round of (9) ___________
(APPLAUD) at the end. Jim Barret gave a brilliant (10) ___________ (PERFORM) as Sergeant Moss, and Liz
Aitken was delightful Mrs.Jump. Well done everyone!

9.A PET PARROT
From early (1) childhood (CHILD) Jane had always wanted a pet parrot. Her parents told her that a parrot
was an(2) ___________ (SUIT) pet, but Jane insisted. She was worried about the (3) ____________ (DESTROY) of
the rainforests where parrots live, and she felt that parrots needed more (4) _____________(PROTECT) . Her
father argued that a parrot would suffer from (5) __________(LONELY) if it lived in a house. He also
explained that pet parrots are caught by (6) ____________(HUNT) , who needed money and dont care
about protecting species. They catch the parrots and send them to Europe in (7) ___________ (WOOD)
boxes, he told her. And in any case, parrots are very (8) ____________ (OBEY)and dont make good pets.
Jane soon made an interesting (9) ________________ (DISCOVER), however. She found a pet shop which bred
parrots instead of importing them. So she took all her (10) _____________ (SAVE) and bought a tiny parrot,
which she called Pixie.
10 HOW EASY IS IT OT UNDERSTAND ANOTHER PERSONS CHARACTER?
My friend Jack, once was a rather (1)annoying (ANNOY ) person. He was always getting into trouble at
school because he was so (2) ________________ (OBEY ). In class he was very (3) ____________(TALK ) and
never stopped making jokes. The teacher all told him he was (4) _____________ (POLITE ) because he
interrupted them. When I met him he was very (5) ____________( FRIEND) and didnt want to talk to me at
all. people told me that he stole things, and that he was (6) __________ (HONEST ). His school work was
terrible. He didnt take any (7) _____________ (PROUD ) in his writing, he never spent enough time doing his
homework, and he was not at all(8) ___________(CONSCIENCE). One day he saw a gang of boys attacking an
old man. Jack hated (9) _____________(VIOLENT ) and he fought them all until they ran away. He was
awarded a medal for (10) ____________ (BRAVE ). After that, people changed their minds about him.
11 HOW DOES MY MOBILE WORK?
When I was young, I always dreamed of becoming a famous (1) scientist (SCIENCE ). When I was at
school I decided to study (2) _____________ (ENGINE ), and then become a millionaire by inventing a
wonderful new (3) ___________ (PRODUCE ) which would make the world a better place. Unfortunately, I
wasnt very good at technical subjects. Any time I operate any kind of (4) __________ ( EQUIP), something
terrible happens. Machines which use (5) ____________ (ELECTRIC ),such as computers or television, always
seem to give me a (6) ___________ (POWER ) shock. The instruction booklets are always (7) ____________ (USE
). They never help me at all. Nowadays you need to have(8) ______________ ( SPECIAL) knowledge just to
make your new mobile phone to work. To my great (9) ____________ (EMBARRAS( ) it is always a child of
six who helps me out of my (10) ____________ (DIFFICULT).
12 A MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE
After a (1) collision (COLLIDE ) between two ships in the Atlantic, Alan Connaught from Dundee ended up
(2) ___________ ( EXPECT) living on a desert island. I fell (3) __________ (BOARD ) and on-one noticed. A few
hours later I found myself lying (4) _______________ ( EXHAUST) on a beach after swimming for miles. It was
(5) ____________ (FREEZE ) too, not warm and sunny, like Crusoes island. The only (6) __________ (SOLVE ) I
could find was to dig a hole in the sand as a shelter. After an (7) _________ (IMPROVE ) in the weather,
Alan waited to be rescued. There was little food and no fresh water. It was an(8) ___________ (HEALTH )
life, and I felt ill most of the time. I suffered from (9) ____________ (LONELY )too, but then I found a village
on the other side of the island! he said. The people had moved there after the (10) _________________ (
DESTROY) of their homes by a volcano. Luckily they had a radio, and a ship soon came to rescue me.
13.A VISIT TO THE DOCTORS
Jim decided to visit the doctor after his trip to the jungle. He was normally a tall (1) muscular (MUSCLE )
person, but over the past month he had lost a lot of (2) ______________ ( WEIGH ). He had also noticed that
his ankles and knees had become rather (3) ___________ (PAIN ). He thought that he might have eaten
something (4) _______________ (POISON ) or caught some kind of (5) _____________ ( INFECT) disease.
The doctor took some blood for tests and told Jim to go back a week later. This time the doctor had an
optimistic (6) ___________ ( EXPRESS) on her face, and Jim felt quite (7) ____________ ( HEART ). Dont
worry, said the doctor, its nothing serious. You havent caught an (8) ___________ ( CURE ) disease, or
anything terrible like that. Its a simple virus, and you will need some (9) _____________ ( TREAT ). Take
these tablets twice a day for two weeks, and youll make a full (10) _______________(RECOVER).
14. MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
Helen has always dreamed of becoming a (1) wealthy (WEALTH ) woman, and imagined living in a (2)
_______________ (LUXURY ) mansion, and how her friends would praise her (3) ___________ (GENEROUS )
when she gave them expensive presents. In reality she was usually hard up. She had some (4)
________________ (SAVE) and a small life(5) ________________ ( INSURE ),but her antique shop was not really
very (6) ____________ ( PROFIT ). Every time she took money out of the bank, the (7) ______________( CASH)
checked her account, and told her how little there was in it! Helen had taken out a (8) __________(LEND )a
month before. How could she repay it? Then one day she noticed an old painting in her shop. She had
thought it was (9) ____________ ( WORTH )but as she brushed away the dust, she saw the (10)
________________ (SIGN ) at the bottom. It said Renoir! she was rich at last!
15. FILM REVIEW
Battle for your heart is the new film starring Hugh Grade. Im afraid that my first (1) impression(
IMPRESS) was not very favourable. The scenes of violence are (2) ___________ ( OFFEND )and the main
character, Tony, is simply (3) ___________ ( IRRITATE). The audience is supposed to feel great (4)
____________ (ADMIRE )for Tony, an army officer, who is accused of (5) ___________ (COWARD ) because he
fails to attack the village where the (6) ___________ ( ADORE ) Miranda lives with her old father. Tony saves
their lives, and although the idea of marrying Tony has little (7) ____________ ( ATTRACT ) for her, Miranda
agrees to it out of (8) _____________ (GRATEFUL ). However , she is still in love with Alex, one of the enemy
army, and wants to remain (9) ___________ ( FAITH ) to him. The dialogue and acting are just as bad as the
plot. At the end, I breathed a sigh of (10) ____________ ( RELIEVE ).
16.SCHOOL REPORT
Margaret started English Literature this term, and I am afraid that her (1) introduction (INTRODUCE ) to
the subject has not been entirely (2) ______________ (SUCCESS ). She has not shown much enthusiasm, and
does not always pay (3) __________( ATTEND ) in class. Her assignments are often (4) ___________ (READ ),
because she is so untidy, and because of her (5) ____________ (FAIL ) to check her work thoroughly. She
failed to do any (6) ____________ ( REVISE ) before the end of the term test, and had poor results. She seems
to have the (7) __________ ( MISTAKE )idea that she can succeed without studying. She has also had many
(8) ____________ (ABSENT ) and has frequently arrived late for class. This has resulted in several (9)
______________ ( PUNISH ). Although Margaret is a (10) ____________ ( GIFT) in some respects, she has not had
a satisfactory term.
17.EVENING CLASSES
Recently I decided to go to evening classes twice a week. During the day I work in a (1) secretarial
(SECRETARY )agency as a telephonist. It is not a very interesting (2) ___________ (OCCUPY ) and I get
bored. I also got tired of coming home every evening, putting a (3) _____________ ( FREEZE ) meal in the
oven and then watching TV. So I decided to take up (4) __________ (CARPENTER ) as a hobby. Perhaps I
should give you an (5) _____________ ( EXPLAIN) for my choice. Learning a skill is a good (6) _________
(SOLVE ) to the problem of boring work. Also, I felt I was a (7) ___________ (FAIL ) because any time I tried
to put up a shelf, for example, it always fell down! Now I am quite a (8) ______________ (SUCCESS ) wood-
worker! I am working on the (9) ______________ (CONSTRUCT ) of some furniture at the moment. And
although there are only two other girls in the class, I dont feel any (10) ____________ (EMBARRAS )-Ive
turned out to be the best student in the class!
18.HOW TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER!
Jack had never wanted to be a (1) politician (POLITICS ). First of all, he suffered from terrible (2)
_____________ (SHY ) and blushed violently when he had to make a speech. He also (3) __________ (SYMPATHY
) with people who refused to vote. After all, what difference did it make? As a speaker, he was slow and
(4) _____________ (ORGANIZE ) and never knew what to say. He began his career as a last-minute(5)
______________(PLACE ) for a speaker who failed to turn up. Later he learned to (6) __________ (STRAIGHT )
his tie, give a big smile, and read the speech which had been prepared by his (7) ___________ (PERSON )
speech-writer. People liked him. he was a kind of (8) _______________ (INNOCENT ). they said. They did
not mind that he had no (9 ) ____________ (IMAGINE ), and seemed quite (10) ____________ (INTEREST ) in
what he was saying. They applauded him and then made him prime minister.






ANSWER KEY
1. LEAVING SA JOB:
Advertising/resignation/economic/unemployed/applications/qualified/profitable/employee/earnings/
retirement
2. HOW A HOBBY CAN MAKE YOU ANGRY! :
Photography/skillful/failure/imaginative/successful/unexpected/valuable/misunderstanding/unbeliev
able/disagreement
3. FATHER AND SON:
Appearance/parting/striped/unsuitable/undresses/cleaners/worn/unbuttoned/fashionable/infor
mal
4. A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY:
Neighbourhood/shortage/upstairs/sale/loan/rebuilt/undamaged/furnished/length/cooker
5. A LETTER OF APOLOGY
Cancellation/unfortunately/collision/unexpectedly/unsuitable/unavoidable/injuries/widening/adjusta
ble/payment
6. SUPERMARKETS
Variety/shortages/likelihood/frozen/successful/expensive/reduction/complaints/impolite/willingness.
7.ARTHURS LIFE OF CRIME
Innocence/theft/offences/stolen/defence/accidentally/worthless/criminal/punishment/imprisonment


8.THE SCHOOL PLAY
Production/advertising/imaginative/artistic/scenery/amusing/accompanied/entertaining/applause/pe
rformance

9.A PET PARROT
Childhood/unsuitable/destruction/protection/loneliness/hunters/wooden/disobedient/discovery/s
avings
10 HOW EASY IS IT OT UNDERSTAND ANOTHER PERSONS CHARACTER?
Annoying/disobedient/talkative/impolite/unfriendly/dishonest/pride/conscientious/violence/bravery
11 HOW DOES MY MOBILE WORK?
Scientist/engeneering/product/equipment/electricity/powerful/useless/specialized+specialist/embarr
assment/difficulty+difficulties
12 A MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE
Collision/unexpectedly/overboard/exhaust/freezing/solution/improvement/unhealthy/loneliness/dest
ruction
13.A VISIT TO THE DOCTORS
Muscular/weight/painful/poisonous/infectious/expression/heartened/incurable/treatment/recovery
14. MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
Wealthy/luxurious/generosity/savings/insurance/profitable/cashier/loan/worthless/signature
15. FILM REVIEW
Impression/offensive/irritating/admiration/cowardiceadorable/attraction/gratitude/faithful/relief
16.SCHOOL REPORT
Introduction/successful/attention/unreadable/failure/revision/mistaken/absences/punishments/gifte
d
17.EVENING CLASSES
Secretarial/occupation/frozen/carpentry/ezplanation/solution/failure/successful/construction/embarr
assment
18.HOW TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER!
Politician/shyness/sympathized/disorganized/replacement/straighten/personal/innocence/imaginatio
n/uninterested

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