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Course 21

Progress Check

1. Topic: TRAVEL Complete these colloquial expressions. 1. Come on. It's time we ........ the road or we'll miss our flight. thump real ......... hog motorway wheel? rider motorist driver street road 3. You're such a backseat ........ If you think you can do better why don't you take the hit beat 2. I was trying to overtake this driver earlier but he wouldn't move over. He was a

Now complete the gaps with the missing words. A) It's getting late. We should hit the _____________ B) The other driver accused me of being a road_____________________ but I couldn't pull over because there was another car in the inside lane. C) I wouldn't give him a lift if I were you. He's a real __________driver. Make them your own! 1) Do you tend to hit the road early when you're out socialising or do you prefer to stay out late? 2) How relaxed a driver are you or would you be? What would you do if you were caught behind a road hog? 3) Do you know someone who tends to be a backseat driver?

2. Complete the first part of the phrasal verbs. Use each verb only once. get, give, hurry, pick, stand, tidy, wake 1. Jane and I want to________________ up smoking. 2. Could you ________________ me up at 6 o'clock? 3. We must________________ up or we will miss the bus. 4. Can you ________________ me up at the station? 5. In many countries, the pupils have to ________________ up when the teacher enters the class-room. 6. I usually have to ________________up at half past six. 7. I must________________up my room today. 3. WORD FORMATION Instructions Read the texts and then type the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete the gaps. There (0) invitation is an example at the beginning.

Extract From A Letter With this letter you will find your (0) .. ... ... ... ... ... ... .... INVITE to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society. Please note that it will take place on 10 September (the last newsletter (1) . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ...... CORRECT stated that the meeting would be on 9 September). The meeting will begin at 8pm but (2) ... .. ... ... ... ... ... ... .... REFRESH will be available from 7pm. You will therefore have time to chat (3) .. ... ... ... ... ... ... .... ... FORMAL with committee members and

(4) .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ....... OFFICE of the Society before the meeting commences. At 8pm, the Chairman will make a brief (5) . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ......INTRODUCE speech and then put forward some proposals for your (6) . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ...... APPROVE here will also be elections to fill the two (7) . . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ........ VACANT on the committee. The enclosed agenda gives a full description of the business to be conducted at the meeting.

Dreaming The first study of what goes on in our heads during dreaming has been completed, casting light on an activity that humans have always found (8) . . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ..... MYSTERY... . The research, reported in the journal Nature, opens up a (9) . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ......... SIGNIFY new chapter in efforts to understand what we do with a (10) ... . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ...... THREE of our lives. It supports the (11) ... . .. ... ... ... ... ... . SUPPOSE.. ...... that dreams are formed by calling up images from a store of emotional memories. Scientists find dreaming an enormous puzzle. The reason for their (12) . . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ........ IGNORE lies in the (13) . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ......... ASTONISH complicated design of the brain which contains as many nerve cells as there are stars in the universe. Each of the nerve cells communicates with thousands of its neighbours, producing an (14) .. . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ....... BELIEVE amount of chatter. Now, however, it seems scientists are beginning to make sense of the brains (15) .. . .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ....... NIGHT activity.

4. Mixed Exercise Phrasal Verbs Complete the sentences with one of the following preposition: down, on, up. 1. Put your shoes ___________it's too cold to walk around barefoot. 2. You must get___________now or you will be late for school. 3. Sit___________, please. I'll be with you in a minute. 4. Could you write this word___________for me, please? 5. Don't give ___________ singing. You are very talented. 6. Where is the fitting room? I'd like to try___________these trousers. 7. Have you tidied___________the kitchen, yet? 8. My little sister woke me___________in the middle of the night. 9. Don't put the vase there, it will fall___________. 10. Adam switched __________his torch, so we could find our way home in the dark.

5. Complete the phrasal verbs with the correct particles. 1. I don't know where my book is. I must look ___________it. 2. Fill___________the form, please. 3. The music is too loud. Could you turn __________the volume, please? 4. Quick, get___________the bus or you'll have to walk home. 5. Turn___________the lights when you go to bed. 6. Do you mind if I switch___________the telly? I'd like to watch the news. 7. The dinner was ruined. I had to throw it___________. 8. When you enter the house, take___________your shoes and put some slippers___________. 9. If you don't know this word, you can look it_________in a dictionary.

6. Choose the best tense. (Present Perfect, Past Simple, Future Simple, Past Continuous etc.) Example: 1. He usually (play) ____ hockey on Saturdays. 1. Hi Jane, you _____ sad! What's up? a. are looking b. is looking c. look d. looks e. will look 2. _____ your homework? Have you done do 3. When _____? did you arrive have did you arrived you do you arrived arrived has you arrived Have you do Has you done Has you done Did you

4. She _____ in this house for years. has


u

been

living

has

lived

have

lived

lived

lives

exercise is brought to yo

5. The weather forecast says the sun _____ tomorrow. will shine shines may shine is shining is going to shine

6. We _____ my aunt next week on Friday. It will be her birthday. are visiting have visited is visiting visited will visit

7. Leif Ericson..................Vinland while he towards the west. discovered ... sailed discovered ... was sailing has discovered ... were sailing

has discovered ... was sailing was discovering ... sailed 8. Many things _____ this month. would change have changed

has changed

didn't changed

changed

9. He mineral water every day. will drink is drinking drinks drink are drinking

10. Look! She .. from a large whisky-bottle. are drinking drink drinks is drinking will drink

11. He was late. When he ......................... at the airport, the plane ................... arrived ... had already left had arrived ... left has arrived ... left left ... had arrived had arrived ... had left

12. After he .............................painting, he ..........................a shower. finish have has finished had

had finished had had finished had had finished had 13. If I ....................... the Superman, I ........................

were will fly

would be flew

were would fly

would be would fly was fly

14. He ......................................... about everything! always complain complaining always complains is always complaining is

will always complain

15. Harry ............... and we ............................ him the news. had woken up told woke up told wakes up told woke up were telling was waking up told

16. Which books .......................................... to school yesterday? have you taken did you take do you take take you took you

17. We ............................... that film. will already seen already did see 18. ........................................... rugby? Did you ever played you ever play going to see it. will read readed read have read has read Do you ever played Has you ever played Have have already seen has already seen already saw

Have you ever played

19. I ........................................... positive reviews about that film in the papers so I am

20. I . (finish) doing this exercise. am finishing have finished has just finished have just finished just finished just

Title a bee in your bonnet a cash cow a good seeing to a leopard can't change his spots a little bird told me a slip of the tongue all good things come to those who wait. all thumbs ants in your pants as the crow flies away with the faeries barking (mad) be foaming at the mouth behind someone's back bend over backwards bent as a nine-bob note bite your tongue bull in a china shop cough up dog's dinner don't look a gift horse in the mouth feel like a million dollars get by get out of hand go pear-shaped hang on have an axe to grind horse around i wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. it's raining cats and dogs jump down someone's throat kick the bucket kick the bucket knock someone's socks off know something inside out leave someone high and dry let sleeping dogs lie lovely jubbly no ifs, ands, or buts not have a leg to stand on on pins and needles on the line on the tip of your tongue out of the woods powder my nose practice makes perfect put the cart before the horse scratch someone's back smell a rat straight from the horse's mouth

Summary you're fixated on something making money hand over fist a sound beating you cannot change yourself i can't tell you who told me saying something by accident proverb not coordinated, having difficulty you are fidgety the shortest distance daydreaming being crazy be very angry keeping secretive do the impossible to please corrupt restrain from speaking clumsy! pay reluctantly mess, chaotic don't be ungrateful feel great! have just enough money to live it's going crazy! go wrong wait there's a secret motive somewhere misbehave proverb it's raining heavily get very angry nothing to do with buckets... but to die! to die to win decisively know something very well indeed leave in a difficult situation don't disturb anything! great! no arguments without proof very worried at risk about to remember something finally out of danger expecially for ladies, to use bathroom very urgently proverb put all in the wrong order do a favour detect a lie from someone who has the facts

"Opposites attract, but after marriage, opposites attack." Dr. Charles Lowery