Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
- “Would you like some bread?”
- “_____. I’m full.”
_____ the attractive salary, he turned down the job.
His friend is a keen _______.
The girl is _____ everyone likes her.
She has been out of work _____ a long time.
Read the text below and write only ONE word which best fits each gap.
Soon I was sitting comfortably with a tray full of food before me and a book at my side. I was just beginning to eat the telephone rang. I dropped my knife and fork and hurried too answer . By the time I got back to the living room, my coffee had got cold. After I finished my supper, I began drinking with my book open at page one. Suddenly there was a loud at the door. It gave me such a surprise that I spilt the coffee and made an ugly stain on my skirt. Some stranger had lost his way and wanted me to direct him. It took me ages to get rid of him. At length I managed to sit again and actually read a whole page without further interruption until the baby woke up. He began crying loudly and rushed upstairs.
Match the sentences in the first column with appropriate notice in the second column.
A. WEEKEND TRAVEL CARD $10 - Train or Bus Central London only
B. COLLEGE FILM NIGHT “TITANIC” - College students $2.50 - other $3.00
C. YORK MUSEUM - Mon-Fri: $5 ; Sat-Sun: $2/Students free
D. WANTED - Spanish lessons evenings or weekends.
E. THE BIGGEST VIDEO STORE IN TOWN - Open 24 hours
Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
When you put a letter into a postbox, do you know what will happen to it ?
First of all, a postman will come in a van to collect all the mail from it. The mail is collected at fixed times, usually once in the afternoon. These collection times are shown on each postbox. The van will then take the mail to the nearest post office.
The mail to places in the same district will be put together. A machine will chop the stamps so that they cannot be used again. Then postman will arrange the letters in to bundles and pack them into their post bags.
The work of a postman is not easy. He often has to get up very clearly. He has to work outdoors in all weathers. He must be strong in order to carry his heavy postbag. He sometimes has to read bad writing. Can you read the address on this envelope ? It is very difficult for postmen to deliver mail quickly and correctly when addresses are not written clearly.
How do we know the collection times?
Read the text and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.
Grass is probably the most successful living plant in the world. There are over 9,000 different types of grasses and they are in every region on the earth. They are the only flowering plants that can exist in the freezing of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Grasslands support a wide range of animal life, from tiny insects and birds to huge animals like cows and lions. All of them on the grass in one way or another. Grass recovers very quickly after it is cut or damaged. Unlike other plants, the new leaves grow from the soil, not from the top of the plant. That is why large families of animals are able to live together in one are. As as they have eaten all the grass there, a fresh meal is always available because the plants start to grow again.
The flight to Moscow lasted three and a half hours. => It took .....
We were late for school because of the heavy rain. => Because it .....
Finish the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, beginning with the given words.
He couldn't repair the broken vase.
=> The broken vase .....
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one.
“Where are you spending your holidays?” Janet asked us.
=> Janet asked.....
Make a complete sentence using the given words. Change the form of the words or add other words if necessary.
If / I / meet / alien / outer space, / I / invite / house.
The students / study / for / exam / now.
Choose the sentence that completes the sentence from the suggested words or phrases.
We / wish / have / more / time / last night.
Use the sets of words to write meaningful sentences.
What / man / wear / when / you / see / him ?