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Module 1

I. ARRIVING AT SOME GOAL: reach, accomplish, achieve, attain, gain

1. By the age of twenty, he had already fame and wealth.

2. None of the kids can the top button of the elevator.
3. We have only six months to our task.
4. More women are positions of power in public life.
5. It is important to as much support as possible if we are to succeed.
6. A fire broke out at night and everybody was in terror lest it should the
7. A glance behind confirmed her fears. Her pursuer was ground on her
8. In the last couple of years the school enough elbow room to try out
new theories and methods of education.
9. Once a journalist has the top of the profession, he or she is socially on
par with other visible personalities.
10. The "green" agenda has prominence in recent times.

II. LOOKING OVER: check, examine, inspect, scrutinise

1. The building is regularly by a fire-safety officer.

2. Imagine some scientific inhabitant of one of the larger fixed stars us
through a magnifying glass as we ants.
3. A police inspector our faces with a suspicious eye.
4. Experts who the painting believe its genuine.
5. that the meat is completely cooked before you serve it up.
6. The Government has agreed to data security spot across all State
7. I think you ought top have your head .
8. This is an interesting statement of your personal viewpoint but it wont bear
close .

III. CARING FOR: attend to, look after, tend (to), take care of

1. There are still a lot of things to before we go on vacation.

2. Granddad gets a lot of pleasure from his lawn.
3. She hired a capable woman to the house and joined a ladies orchestra
as a pianist at two pounds a week.
4. Dont let tomorrow itself. You must consider what would happen to
you and your family if your income was suddenly switched off. (insurance
5. All he could see in the distance was a farmer his sheep.

IV. GETTING IN THE WAY: block, hinder, hamper, impede, bar, obstruct

1. The rescue attempt was by the bad weather.

2. The police off the road where the bomb was found.
3. They tried to the course of justice by withholding vital information.
4. This unfortunate incident may the progress of the peace talks.
5. The search was by appalling conditions.
6. The road ahead was by a solid line of policemen.

V. WAYS OF WALKING: roam, wander, trudge, plod, etc.

1. So the Lords anger burned against Israel, and He made them in the
wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil
was destroyed.
2. The old man home through the deep snow.
3. The lovers across the fields in complete forgetfulness of the time.
4. Although technically brilliant, I through chapter after chapter, never
understanding why such intelligent characters would want to expend so much
energy to look stupid.
5. Penguins the size of people South America some 35 million years ago,
and they didn't need ice to survive.

VI. CONSIDER: count, reckon, deem, think of, conceive, regard, look on

1. Milfro the painting with interest. Really, thats quite the best thing
you have ever done!
2. Ive seen so many photographs of you that I were old friends.
3. Rather than seeing the veil as a threat to their independence, women it
as an achievement of women who have successfully combined marriage,
family harmony and outside employment.
4. The editor himself particularly fortunate to have been able to
cooperate with such distinguished authors, who have gained, either as a lawyer
or as a professor, extensive expertise.
5. Regionalism is certainly a force to be with in Spain, but it has not
proves so strong in this election as was thought.
6. What will they next? A real keyboard for the iPhone!
7. We would it an honour if the minister agreed to see us.
8. Most people the governments promises with complete disbelief.


I. bare or barren

1. A stay in an ancient monastery needn't mean old-style rooms and hard


2. The single road stretches across a harsh, . countryside of sparse desert

shrubs, rocks, distant hills, and a dry riverbed.
3. The discussion proved to be long but .
4. His word is not enough. He must prove that he wasnt anywhere near
the scene at the time.

II. shade or shadow

1. Philos philosophy was the Platonic, according to which all the things which
our senses tell us exist are mere passing ., while the ideas in our minds
are the realities.
2. There is a slight tendency in him to be not precisely risky but, perhaps, a
. Broad in his humour.
3. There was no need to add the glory details except for the malicious pleasure of
watching his audience turn a whiter . of pale.
4. Yet for much of his early life, Benny Spock was afraid of his own . -
not to mention girls, their fathers, lions, Italians, cucumbers, and bananas.

III. flare or flash

1. In a . she realised how superficial her reaction to the book had been.
2. There was a sudden . as she lit the gas.
3. Beth turned, her eyes levelling on him and in that second as her life .
past her, wondered on the strange incongruity of life, of all the twist, turns,
and paths she had taken that led to her being here in this precise moment and
4. Unfortunately the temple cannot be visited from the Thai side as the
Cambodians closed the border when this dispute . up.

IV. save or spare

1. His only dream was to . her from all pain.

2. On entering, with a quarter of an hour to ., his idea was a cutlet and a
glass of claret.
3. When I approached a bar, a foreign-looking boy asked me if I could .
him some money, because he had not eaten in two days.
4. In these hard times a penny . is a penny earned.
5. Women are not so concerned with . face as men are. They find it easier
to say they are sorry or ask for a favour.
6. Gwendolyn leads the kids down a secret passageway in the castle so they can
escape and be . her ordeal.