Exercise 13, 14 & 15

Exercise 13
1. Buying and selling antiques can be a very …………..hobby if you know how to find a good bargain.
profit
2. We were left without any money for the last part of our holiday because we had ………… the cost of
the train ticket to Norway. estimate
3. Mr. Transom stared ………….. at the group of students talking in the corner and they shut up
immediately. cross
4. Jennings is so …………enthusiastic about the game that his enthusiasm spreads to his team-mates
and the result is usually a strong performance. wonder
5. I think I was …………. sacked and have decided to bring the company to court. fair
6. Have you seen my handbag John? It seems to have totally ………… ! appear
7. You know your father is the most ……….. person in the world. He is sure to be wearing one of his
old sweaters to the party. fashion
8. People will need to see …………. provable information before they can believe in something like life
on other planets. science
Exercise 14
1. It isn’t very ………..that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this time. like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming …………thin and should eat more. danger
3. ……….is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try and do new things and meet new
people to avoid becoming bored. vary
4. Harry had a difficult …………. and was brought up by an aunt and uncle living in the country. child
5. The whole dispute began after a small …………. over the money needed to finance the new
company. agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century ………agriculture across the world. revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are …….. by strong tradition of dance and there is a festival of dance
that takes place every August. character
8. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, ………factory which will nearly double
production. computer
Exercise 15
1. I was just trying to be …….. towards him and he accused me of wanting his money! friend
2. The south-west of England, for example Devon and Cornwall, is known as the …….part of the United
Kingdom. sun
3. What you may think is ……….is really just over-enthusiasm. He would never harm anyone. hostile
4. Anyone being rude and ……… to our staff will be asked to leave the premises immediately. abuse
5. Men have more of a ……. to put weight on around the waist and stomach areas and this is something
they should be aware of. tend
6. Three weeks after winning the lottery, Daniel Perkins had the ……. to lose a court case in which he
was being sued for nearly $2million. fortune
7. The pharmaceutical company’s …….. have discovered a better way of combining medicines to create
a flu remedy. search
8. The babies were put up for ………..when their mother was jailed for her part in the murder. adopt

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