Sunday, 25 March 2012

Objective Proficiency p 177. Extra Key Word Transformations

1 Complete the sentences using the words in bold.
1 Mr Green is proud of his beautiful garden. (prides)
Mr Green ......................................................................................................................................... garden.
2 She wasn't the least bit surprised to hear that she had been fired. (surprise)
It ........................................................................................................................... that she had been fired.
3 You can try to open it with that key, but it won't work. (point)
There's no ......................................................................................................................... it with that key.
4 It is said that Mozart wrote this symphony. (credited)
Mozart has been ...................................................................................................................... symphony.
5 Many people will do anything to get rich. (lengths)
Many people will ....................................................................................... to get rich.
6 Harold and his wife appear to have no similarities. (common)
Harold and his wife appear .............................................................................................. with each other.
7 Many ecologists have said they are worried about the new problem. (concern)
Many ecologists ................................................................................................... about the new problem.
8 During the storm the river overflowed. (burst)
The river ......................................................................................................................... during the storm.
9 The youth of today don't appreciate anything. (granted)
Young people ......................................................................................................................... these days.
10 Bill, not Jim, was driving the van when it crashed. (driven)
The van ......................................................................................................., not Jim, when it crashed.
11 Your brother looks like Elvis Presley. (bears)
Your brother .......................................................................................................................... Elvis Presley.
12 He isn't capable of doing the job. (competent)
He isn't ........................................................................................................................................... the job.
13 Young people today don't play many board games. (popular)
Board games are not very .............................................................................................................. today.
14 Even though he hadn't been invited to the party, John took advantage of our hospitality and came. (imposed)
John ..................................................................................................... by coming to the party uninvited.
15 The letter has nothing to do with you. (concern)
The letter ......................................................................................................................................... yours.
16 When I was a student, I never had enough money. (short)
I was always ......................................................................................................................... as a student.
17 The outdoor life doesn't suit me. (cut)
I am not ........................................................................................................................... the outdoor life.
18 It was arranged for postgraduate students to use the computer room whenever they needed to. (disposal)
The computer room ......................................................................................... of postgraduate students.
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19 It was quite a surprise to me when I failed the exam. (aback)
I was rather ................................................................................................................................ the exam.
20 I don't have a timetable and don't know what time the bus will come. (knowing)
Without a timetable, I've ........................................................................... what time the bus will come.
21 Everyone came to the party apart from Karen. (exception)
Everyone came to the party, .......................................................................................................... Karen.
22 The defendant refused to answer questions without his lawyer. (insisted)
The defendant ....................................................................... present before answering any questions.
23 It isn't my fault that the bus is late. (blame)
I am not ................................................................................................................... the bus's late arrival.
24 Jack didn't explain his absence the previous day. (explanation)
Jack .......................................................................... his absence the previous day.
25 The company would benefit from upgrading its computers. (interests)
It would be in .................................................................................................. to upgrade its computers.
26 I don't mind if you go out. (objection)
I have .................................................................................................................................................. out.
27 More mathematics teachers are needed in schools. (demand)
There is .............................................................................................. mathematics teachers in schools.
28 Somebody is building some new flats in the town centre. (construction)
Some new flats ........................................................................................................... in the town centre.
29 I never suspected that he was lying. (occur)
It didn't .......................................................................................................................... that he was lying.
30 The bad weather ruined their holiday plans. (paid)
The bad weather ......................................................................................................... their holiday plans.
31 I didn't know what to say when I saw the damage to my car. (loss)
I was .................................................................................................. when I saw the damage to my car.
32 It surprised me to see Gill covered in mud. (sight)
I was surprised ................................................................................................................ covered in mud.
33 Very few people responded to the police appeal for information. (response)
There was .................................................................................................. police appeal for information.
34 I don't mind if you bring Julie to the party. (objection)
I have no ........................................................................................................................ Julie to the party.
35 His doctor told him to reduce the number of cigarettes he smoked. (cut)
His doctor told him to ............................................................................................................... cigarettes.
36 Jane said some nice things about my new hairstyle. (complimented)
Jane ............................................................................................................................... my new hairstyle.
37 The book doesn't give me the impression of being very optimistic. (come)
The book doesn't .............................................................................................................. very optimistic.
38 The students approved of their new teacher. (met)
The new teacher ......................................................................................................... students' approval.
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39 We have to learn to accept our limitations. (terms)
We have to ......................................................................................................................... our limitations.
40 It is completely prohibited to take alcoholic drinks into the stadium. (total)
There is a ................................................................................................ alcoholic drinks in the stadium.
41 I can't be the only person who believes that there is life on other planets. (alone)
I can't be ...................................................................................................... there is life on other planets.
42 If we get him an expensive toy we'll be wasting our money. (waste)
It would be .................................................................................................. to buy him an expensive toy.
43 His handwriting is illegible. (sense)
I can't ..................................................................................................................... his handwriting at all.
44 Roy wore a hat, foolishly hoping that his friends wouldn't notice his new haircut. (vain)
Roy wore a hat in the ............................................................................ wouldn't notice his new haircut.
45 Nobody passed the exam except for Sally. (exception)
Everyone failed the exam, ............................................................................................................... Sally.
46 No late applications for the post will be considered. (take)
They will not ......................................................................................... any late applications for the post.
47 There was flooding in many areas due to the heavy rain. (resulted)
The heavy rain ...................................................................................................................... many areas.
48 Very few people came to my party. (hardly)
There was .................................................................................................................................. my party.
49 You hurt her feelings when you said she was fat. (offence)
She ................................................................................................................ when you said she was fat.
50 Not many young people are fond of ballroom dancing nowadays. (popular)
Ballroom dancing ............................................................................................. young people nowadays.
51 A lot of people want to buy computers these days. (demand)
There is ................................................................................................................. computers these days.
52 We knew Mary had painted the graffiti on the wall. (responsible)
We knew Mary ...................................................................................................... the graffiti on the wall.
53 All those who think the excursion is a good idea should say so. (favour)
Everyone who is ........................................................................................ the excursion should say so.
54 The play wasn't as good as I'd been led to believe. (short)
The play .............................................................................................................................. expectations.
55 He probably won't know the answer, but you might as well ask. (harm)
Although he probably won't know the answer, ........................................................................... asking.
56 Jim's mother paid no attention to his silly behaviour. (notice)
Jim's mother ................................................................................................................ his silly behaviour.
57 The artist's later work does not conform to his earlier style. (contrast)
The artist's later work ....................................................................................................... his earlier style.
58 It is unlikely to rain today. (prospect)
There is .................................................................................................................... that it will rain today.
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59 Or Reinfelt's lecture was very thought-provoking for us. (food)
Or Reinfelt's lecture ...................................................................................................................... thought.
60 A mistake in this job could cost you your life. (stand)
If you make a mistake in this job, you ........................................................................................ your life.
61 His chronic depression has seriously affected his health. (effect)
Being chronically depressed has had ..................................................................................... his health.
62 You can trust Mark to do the job. (relied)
Mark can be ................................................................................................................................... the job.
63 The fact that the two events seem to be linked may be a coincidence. (connection)
There may be ............................................................................................................ these two incidents.
64 I never thought of taking a taxi during the bus strike. (occurred)
It ........................................................................................................ to take a taxi during the bus strike.
65 He was sent to prison for life for the murder. (sentence)
He received a .................................................................................................................... for the murder.
66 Many people are arguing about genetic engineering these days. (controversy)
There is .................................................................................................. genetic engineering these days.
67 I suffer from vertigo, so was advised not to become a pilot. (discouraged)
As I suffer from vertigo, I ................................................................................................................ a pilot.
68 Tom put his career before his family. (priority)
For Tom, .................................................................................................................................... his family.
69 The drinks dispenser sometimes goes wrong. (apt)
The drinks dispenser ............................................................................................................. break down.
70 This restaurant has a menu which varies from day to day. (subject)
The menu in this restaurant ............................................................................ change from day to day .
71 You don't have to watch the play. (please)
You can .................................................................................... as to whether or not you watch the play.
72 Kim speaks Japanese extraordinarily well. (command)
Kim's ................................................................................................................................... extraordinary.
73 Rick will never reach the peak of Everest. (stand)
Rick ....................................................................................................... of reaching the peak of Everest.
74 The weather here in summer is so hot that you wouldn't believe it. (beyond)
The weather here is ................................................................................................................ in summer .
75 Those who have completed two years of military service will not be called up. (exempt)
Those who have completed two years of military service are .................................................................................. being called up.
76 I really feel like going for a picnic. (mood)
I'm really ...................................................................................................................... going for a picnic.
77 The demonstrators showed they were against the new law. (disapproval)
The demonstrators ............................................................................................................... the new law.
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78 Giles is very busy now that his dog has just had puppies. (hands)
Giles has ................................................................................... now that his dog has just had puppies.
79 Sharon assured me that she fully intended to complete the assignment. (every)
Sharon said she .............................................................................................................. the assignment.
80 You are endangering your life if you drink and drive. (jeopardy)
You are ................................................................................................................... if you drink and drive.
81 I'm afraid I had no knowledge of the new parking regulations. (unaware)
I'm sorry, but ............................................................................................... the new parking regulations.
82 I owe my piano teacher for last month's lessons. (behind)
I am ........................................................................................ payments for last month's piano lessons.
83 It's irrelevant that he has a criminal record. (beside)
It is ............................................................................................................. that he has a criminal record.
84 This sports centre allows you to choose from a range of activities. (option)
At this sports centre, you ........................................................................ practising a range of activities.
85 It is my impression that you know very little about modern art. (strikes)
It ................................................................................................... you know very little about modern art.
86 Dick definitely can't stay here. (question)
There ............................................................................................................................. Dick staying here.
87 You made no mention of primary sources in your composition. (reference)
You ................................................................................................ primary sources in your composition.
88 Littering the streets will soon be banned in a new law. (force)
A new law against littering the streets ............................................................................................. soon.
89 Tony told me a secret yesterday. (confidence)
Tony told me something .......................................................................................................... yesterday.
90 Those black clouds give me the impression that it's going to rain soon. (by)
I would say that, .................................................................. those black clouds, it's going to rain soon.
91 I hate making trouble for people. (putting)
I hate .............................................................................................................................................. trouble.
92 The plan has no chance of succeeding, as it wasn't well thought-out. (bound)
Not being well thought-out, the plan .................................................................................................. fail.
93 I am not keen on the idea of eating out tonight. (appeal)
Eating out tonight ................................................................................................................................ me.
94 It is possible that prices will rise again this year. (ruled)
Further price rises cannot .......................................................................................................... this year.
95 What with their constant quarrelling, I wasn't surprised to hear of their divorce. (came)
What with their constant quarrelling, it ............................................................................ to me to hear they had got divorced.
96 Unfortunately, the salesman persuaded me to buy it. (talked)
Unfortunately, the salesman ...................................................................................................... buying it.
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97 Oedipus suffered as a result of his pride. (brought)
Oedipus' suffering ..................................................................................................................... his pride.
98 A judgement in this case will be left until tomorrow. (deferred)
They ............................................................................................................. in this case until tomorrow.
99 I was amazed when I passed the exam. (took)
My passing the exam ................................................................................................................. surprise.
100 How likely is it that we will win the match? (chances)
What are ................................................................................................................................. the match?
101 The little girl chose the pink bear rather than the blue one. (preference)
The little girl chose the pink bear ........................................................................................ the blue one.
102 The final decision is not mine to make. (depend)
The final decision ............................................................................................................................... me.
103 You will have to travel abroad if you accept the job. (entail)
Accepting the job ......................................................................................................................... abroad.
104 You are a prime candidate for the job. (high)
You are ....................................................................................................... list of candidates for the job.
105 His intelligence got him through the exam. (strength)
He got through the exam ................................................................................................ his intelligence.
106 You may sit the test as many times as you like. (restrictions)
There are ............................................................................... the number of times you may sit the test.
107 I was just about to leave when you called. (point)
I was on ....................................................................................................................... when you called.
108 There is more to Fred's character than he lets on. (depths)
Fred's character has ................................................................................................................. .
109 Looking at the sky, I would say it's going to snow. (judging)
I would say that, ................................................................................................. sky, it's going to snow.
110 It's up to you to choose how you spend your money. (choice)
However you decide to spend your money, ................................................................................ yours.
111 Not everybody will like the violence in this film. (appeal)
The violence in this film won't ................................................................................................... everyone.
112 He had to appear in court on a charge of fraud. (stand)
He had to .................................................................................................................................... for fraud.
113 The team won't necessarily lose just because they were beaten once. (suffered)
Just because the team ............................................,........................... they won't necessarily lose again.
114 Despite a prolonged investigation by police, the case remained a mystery. (light)
The prolonged police investigation ........................................................................................... the case.
115 Changes or cancellations may be made to the timetable. (subject)
The timetable may .......................................................................................................... or cancellations.
116 I'm not sure I want to take part in the debate. (count)
Don't ............................................................................................................................ part in the debate.
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117 He received compensation because of his inability to work after the accident. (loss)
He was compensated .................................................................................. earnings after the accident.
118 Everybody approved of the holiday plans. (met)
The holiday plans ................................................................................................ approval.
119 Jay always confuses red and green. (between)
Jay can't ............................................................................................................................ red and green.
120 The drinks dispenser often runs out of coffee. (tendency)
The drinks dispenser has ........................................................................................................... of coffee.
121 If the teacher is angry with you, it's your own fault. (blame)
You have no ............................................................................................. if the teacher is angry with you.
122 Dan's girlfriend is very attractive, but those photos of her are awful. (justice)
Those photos of Dan's girlfriend don't .....................................................; she's actually very attractive.
123 The rare bird was seen by an amateur bird-watcher. (caught)
An amateur bird-watcher ...................................................................................................... the rare bird.
124 Why don't you make an attempt to be nicer to your sister? (go)
Why don't you ......................................................... ................................... at being nicer to your sister?
125 Why don't we try and come to an agreement with the other company? (strike)
Why don't we try and ........................................................................................ with the other company?
126 I was unsuccessful in my attempts to change his mind; his decision was final. (avail)
I tried to change his mind ...................................................................................; his decision was final.
127 "Watson, don't you think it's strange that a light should have been left burning?" asked Sherlock Holmes. (strike)
"Watson, doesn't it ...................................................................................... a light should have been left burning?" asked Sherlock Holmes.
128 Do you think it's possible that he might pass his exam? (chance)
Do you think he ........................................................................................................... passing his exam?
129 As you speak Russian so well, you ought to apply for the job. (command)
With your ................................................................................... Russian, you ought to apply for the job.
130 Johnny's dyslexia wasn't reported to his teacher . (informed)
Johnny's teacher ................................................................................................................... his dyslexia.
131 He finds Clare very similar to Rachel. (alike)
Clare and Rachel ................................................................................................................................ him.
132 The school hasn't got any more money. (run)
The school .................................................................................................................................... money.
133 When the leading actor lost his voice, his understudy took his place. (stood)
When the leading actor lost his voice, his understudy.......................................................................... him.
134 If you let children do something once, they expect to be able to do it again. (precedent)
Letting children do something once ................................................................... for them to do it again.
135 Tamzin always keeps her promises. (goes)
Tamzin ............................................................................................................................................. word .
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136 He is one of this year's best young tennis players. (stands)
He ......................................................................................................... this year's young tennis players .
137 The soldiers were made to face the other way again. (turn)
The soldiers were ........................................................................................................................... again .
138 The man had died by the time they reached the hospital. (arrival)
The man was ..................................................................................................................... at the hospital.
139 I never imagined that he might be lying. (crossed)
It never .................................................................................................................. that he might be lying.
140 It is uncertain whether we will have peace or war. (balance)
It hangs ............................................................................................. whether we will have peace or war.
141 Without financial support from the government, the scientist will be unable to continue her research. (back)
If the government ................................................................................................ the scientist financially, she will be unable to continue her research.
142 I will never tell your secret to anyone. (depend)
You can ..................................................................................................................... to keep your secret.
143 On our way to Glasgow we will stop for a while in Leeds. (break)
We will ........................................................................................................................ to Glasgow in Leeds.
144 Cath's party is on the same day as Clive's, but I can only go to one. (coincides)
Cath's party ...................................................................................................... , but I can only go to one.
145 Sue looks exactly like her twin sister. (image)
Sue ..................................................................................................................................... her twin sister.
146 Increasing drug use has caused many deaths. (resulted)
Many deaths ............................................................................................................. increasing drug use.
147 He has the habit of arriving late for appointments. (apt)
He .......................................................................................................................... late for appointments.
148 She will get the job only if she passes the test. (dependent)
Her getting the job ....................................................................................................................... the test.
149 Oliver Twist had to go without many things as a child. (deprived)
As a child, Oliver Twist ......................................................................................................... many things.
150 They never mentioned the topic of holidays in our conversation. (come)
The topic of holidays ................................................................................................. in our conversation.
151 Increasing unemployment figures are often thought to be a cause of the increasing crime rate. (attributed)
The increasing crime rate ................................................................... increasing unemployment figures.
152 It's a good thing we brought our swimsuits! (just)
It's ............................................................................ ...................................... we brought our swimsuits!
153 Our dog never stops eating! (limit)
There is .................................................................................................................... much our dog can eat!
154 The law is not dependent on how we feel. (irrespective)
The law is the law, ................................................................................................................. our feelings.
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155 It was Glen's stupidity that caused the accident. (led)
It was Glen's stupidity ................................................................................................................ accident.
156 Cheryl often suffered from depression. (prey)
Cheryl ...................................................................................................................................... depression.
157 She didn't expect her promotion at work. (took)
It ........................................................................................................... when she was promoted at work.
158 He told me about his problem on our first date. (outset)
He told me about his problem .................................................................................... of our relationship.
159 The food parcels helped to reduce the disappointment caused by the wage cuts. (offset)
The disappointment caused by the wage cuts ............................................................. the food parcels.
160 The criminal was sent to prison for 30 years. (sentenced)
The criminal ................................................................................................................................ in prison.
161 His work has been seriously affected by his illness. (effect)
His illness has ............................................................................................................................. his work.
162 She doesn't know anything about astrology. (unfamiliar)
She ............................................................................................................................................. astrology.
163 Pit bull terriers are often very aggressive. (prone)
Pit bull terriers .......................................................................................................... aggressive behaviour.
164 They are introducing strict new drink-driving laws soon. (force)
Strict new drink-driving laws will be ................................................................................................. soon.
165 They asked to look around the house because they were thinking of buying it. (view)
They asked to look around the house, .................................................................................................. it.
166 He feels certain that the doctor can help him. (confidence)
He ............................................................................................................. the doctor's ability to help him.
167 It was careless of him to contact a known spy. (risk)
He ....................................................................................................................... contacting a known spy.
168 It is wrong to consider somebody inferior simply because they are poor. (look)
It is wrong to ............................................................................ someone simply because they are poor.
169 Kevin is too lazy to try harder at his schoolwork. (effort)
Kevin is too lazy to ................................................................................................... with his schoolwork.
170 The teacher omitted the exercise by mistake. (left)
The teacher ......................................................................................................... the exercise by mistake.
171 Why don't you tell him what you did and be done with it? (get)
Why don't you tell him what you did and ................................................................................................ ?
172 The student's political views were not to his parents' liking. (disapproved)
The student's parents ................................................................................................... his political views.
173 She has a vast knowledge of African wildlife. (authority)
She is .................................................................................................................................... African wildlife.
174 How can you explain your extraordinary behaviour? (account)
How can you ............................................................................................. your extraordinary behaviour?
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175 Your story bears a strong resemblance to something I once saw on TV. (reminds)
Your story .................................................................................................. something I once saw on TV.
176 After a two-hour wait, the bus still hadn't appeared. (sign)
After a two-hour wait, there .......................................................................................................... the bus.
177 I couldn't tell whether or not it was Jim coming towards me. (make)
I wasn't able to .............................................................. whether or not it was Jim coming towards me.
178 David has a great relationship with both his brothers. (gets)
David ............................................................................................................................ both his brothers.
179 All this noise is going to make me lose my temper. (put)
I can't ................................................................................................................................... all this noise.
180 There was a poor attendance for the concert. (turned)
Not many people ................................................................................................................... the concert.
181 That model is past her prime; she should retire. (days)
That model has ............................................................................................................. ; she should retire.
182 Life rarely comes up to one's expectations. (short)
Generally, life ............................................................................................................. one's expectations.
183 We can't bear sharing a flat with him any longer. (enough)
We have .................................................................................................................. sharing a flat with him.
184 He was told he needn't do military service because of his ill health. (excused)
They .......................................................................................... military service because of his ill health.
185 He tends to get angry in discussions about politics. (liable)
He is ................................................................................................ angry in discussions about politics.
186 Whether there is intelligent life on other planets is open to question. (matter)
It is a ...............................................................................whether there is intelligent life on other planets.
187 I'm glad it's sunny, as I don't have to work today. (off)
I ............................................................................................................................. , so I'm glad it's sunny.
188 It is unpardonable to punish him for something he never did. (excuse)
There is .................................................................................................. him for something he didn't do.
189 If anyone can get us through the mountain pass, our guide can. (depend)
You ............................................................................ our guide to get us through the mountain pass.
190 My parents show no concern for my problems. (indifferent)
My parents .......................................................................................................................... my problems.
191 I suggested that he might be lying. (challenged)
I .................................................................................................................................................... honesty.
192 I'm not really suited to public speaking. (cut)
I'm not really .................................................................................................................. public speaking.
193 Caroline finds an actor's life attractive. (appeals)
An actor's life ................................................................................................................................. Caroline.
194 The experience was a great trauma for her. (shock)
She was ............................................................................................................ following the experience.
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195 Many people know he has a criminal record. (common)
It is ............................................................................................................. that he has a criminal record.
196 The essay is unlikely to be finished by tomorrow. (take)
The essay will ...................................................................................................... than expected to finish.
197 Brian's school uniform no longer fits him. (grown)
Brian has ..................................................................................................................... his school uniform.
198 The cake must be baked at 200°C. (essential)
It is ............................................................................................................................. be baked at 200 ° C.
199 Only by co-operating can we succeed in this matter. (depends)
Our success in this matter ............................................................................................... co-operating.
200 He is proud of his artistic ability. (prides)
He ................................................................................................................................... his artistic ability.
201 Sam finds it very hard to concentrate in class. (difficulty)
Sam ............................................................................................................................................... in class.
202 "I'm glad I could help you," said the mechanic. (service)
"I'm glad to ...............................................................................................................," said the mechanic.
203 With such heavy rain, it would be preferable to stay at home. (off)
With such heavy rain, we'd .............................................................................................. staying at home.
204 Anthony said I had broken the window. (blame)
Anthony said I was ................................................................................................. breaking the window.
205 It seems unlikely to rain. (doubtful)
It is ...................................................................................................................................................... rain.
206 George decided to resign after learning he had got the job in Australia. (hand)
George decided to ................................................................ after learning he had got the job in Australia.
207 What I do in my free time has got nothing to do with him. (business)
It's ..................................................................................................................... what I do in my free time.
208 George's mother said she didn't like his friends. (disapproved)
George's mother said ............................................................................................................. his friends.
209 I never suspected that the witness might be lying. (occurred)
It never ................................................................................................... that the witness might be lying.
210 It's no good trying to force the lid off. (point)
There's ........................................................................................................................ to force the lid off.
211 "I still don't really know how to use this new washing-machine," complained my mother. (used)
"I still haven't ............................................................ this new washing-machine," complained my mother.
212 The parents thought it deplorable when the teachers went on strike. (approve)
The parents ................................................................................................. the teachers going on strike.
213 "I didn't really like the new mayor," said Mrs Smith. (take)
"I didn't really ............................................................................................. new mayor," said Mrs Smith.
214 When Sharon saw Garry's black eye she quickly presumed he'd been fighting. (conclusion)
When Sharon saw Gary's black eye, she ......................................................................... that he'd been fighting.
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215 How he could have committed such a crime is incomprehensible to me. (loss)
I .............................................................................................................................. to understand how he could have committed such a crime.
216 Only those who punch in the correct number will be able to open the door. (succeed)
Only those who punch in the correct number will ................................................................... the door.
217 We certainly don't intend to give up now. (no)
We have .............................................................................................................................................. now.
218 We hadn't thought the guests would arrive so early for the party. (expected)
The guests arrived ................................................................................................................ for the party.
219 These theories might not work in reality, but it's fun to discuss them. (practice)
It might be impossible to ............................................................................ , but it's fun to discuss them.
220 The government claims that the unemployment rate has been falling steadily. (steady)
According to the government, there has been ................................................ the unemployment rate.
221 Keith discreetly pointed out to me the ladder in my tights. (attention)
Keith discreetly ...................................................................................................... the ladder in my tights.
222 It was decided that the next general meeting would be cancelled. (call)
They decided ................................................................................................... the next general meeting.
223 Our guest speaker should have arrived half an hour ago. (due)
Our guest speaker ......................................................................................................... half an hour ago.
224 These coupons are only valid till 1st January. (expiry)
The ....................................................................................................... on these coupons is 1st January.
225 High temperatures can be bad for these cassettes. (harm)
High temperatures ........................................................................................................... these cassettes.
226 I wish I could do something different from my daily routine. (fed)
I ...................................................................................................................................... my daily routine.
227 There isn't much chance that he'll get the job, now that he has failed the exam. (blow)
His failure in the exam ............................................................................. his chances of getting the job.
228 It's a waste of time going to the shops, as they shut soon. (worth)
It's ......................................................................................................... to the shops, as they shut soon.
229 The little boy was trained in martial arts, so he wouldn't give in to the bully. (stand)
Being trained in martial arts, the little boy was able to .............................................................. the bully.
230 She says that she doesn't want to work long hours. (appeal)
Working long hours ............................................................................................................................. her.
231 Joan doesn't mind doing the housework. (averse)
Joan is .......................................................................................................................... the housework.
232 We have a plentiful supply of wood for the bonfire. (shortage)
There is .................................................................................................................. wood for the bonfire.
233 Although the government took emergency measures, the economy rapidly got worse. (deterioration)
Despite the government's emergency measures, there was ................................................................ the economy.
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234 It's useless complaining about things which we can't change. (use)
It's ........................................................................................................... things which we can't change.
235 Nobody complained, so everybody must have agreed with the proposals. (raised)
Nobody .................................................................... , so everybody must have agreed with the proposal.
236 Nobody had ever landed on the moon before. (precedent)
There was ............................................................................................................................ on the moon.
237 Hansel and Gretel returned to the cottage the way they had come. (steps)
Hansel and Gretel ............................................................................................................ to the cottage.
238 Nobody had ever played as well as the pianist. (equalled)
Nobody .............................................................................................................. the pianist's performance.
239 There is a lot of fluctuation in the temperature at this time of year. (go)
Temperatures ............................................................................................................. at this time of year.
240 To be honest, I wasn't surprised to hear he had gone to prison. (came)
To be honest ................................................................................. to me to hear he had gone to prison.
241 John is useless at things like that. It would be better if you did it yourself. (off)
John is useless at things like that. You'd be .................................................................................... it yourself.
242 I don't speak Italian well enough to teach it. (command)
I don't have .................................................................................................................... Italian to teach it.
243 I simply couldn't understand his reaction to the news of his promotion. (baffled)
I was ...................................................................................... his reaction to the news of his promotion .
244 Cinderella's ragged old clothes had to do until she met her fairy godmother. (make)
Until she met her fairy godmother, Cinderella had to……………………............................................ her ragged old clothes.
245 We can't wait to see you at our daughter's wedding. (forward)
We .......................................................................................................... you at our daughter's wedding.
246 Clara assumed that the dog was thirsty, not sick. (granted)
Clara ............................................................................................................ the dog was thirsty, not sick.
247 City-dwellers often get depressed nowadays. (prone)
City-dwellers are ....................................................................................................................... nowadays.
248 Tommy liked the children in his new neighbourhood straight away. (took)
Tommy ....................................................................................... the children in his new neighbourhood.
249 Sheila's parents are unable to understand her problems. (capable)
Sheila's parents .................................................................................................................. her problems.
250 Sebastian is never in top form in the mornings. (best)
Sebastian is never ........................................................................................................... in the mornings.
251 You must make allowances for the fact that he'll be tired after his long journey. (account)
You must .................................................................................... that he'll be tired after his long journey.
252 Children these days seem to assume that their parents will help them financially. (granted)
Children these days seem to .............................................. that their parents will help them financially.
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253 You know, it is often wrongly thought that money brings happiness. (contrary)
You know, ................................................................................ , money doesn't always bring happiness.
254 I couldn't find one loaf of bread in the bakery. (completely)
The bakery was ............................................................................................................................... bread.
255 Our chances of finding any survivors are slight. (likely)
It is not .................................................................................................................................. any survivors.
256 The psychologist finally decided that his patient's problems were all self-inflicted. (making)
The psychologist came to the decision that his patient's problems were ................................................................., in the end .
257 I can't remember when my cousin in Australia last wrote to me. (heard)
I can't remember when ........................................................................................ my cousin in Australia .
258 You can't compare listening to records with watching a live concert. (comparison)
There is ..................................................................... listening to records and watching a live concert.
259 As soon as he came out of the shadows, I recognized him. (light)
As soon as he ............................................................................................................... , I recognised him.
260 It is pointless trying to reason with him, as his mind is made up. (point)
There's ..................................................................................... reason with him, as his mind is made up.
261 Johnny took no notice of what his teacher said. (paid)
Johnny .................................................................................................................... what his teacher said .
262 I can't think of any reason to change the locks. (see)
I can't .......................................................................................................................... changing the locks.
263 You should excuse his bad manners; he's only a child. (allowances)
You should ......................................................................................... his bad manners; he's only a child.
264 You will certainly succeed if you try hard enough. (bound)
You are ................................................................................................................. if you try hard enough.
265 As far as I know, the bus strike hasn't been cancelled. (knowledge)
To .................................................................................................., the bus strike hasn't been cancelled



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