Friday, March 13, 2009

CAE/CPE Trios 1


1. Though the movie was widely………………….. across the country, the sales were a disappointment for the studio.

2. For a woman to get …………………………in the business world seems to be a tall order in predominantly male environment.

3. This web site was shut down soon after the Internet provider realized it ………………………..extreme views inciting violence.



1. It was one of the gang's members that ……………………… the agent's cover as he'd seen him in uniform before.

2. Feeling tired, Lind put away the book,……………………… out the candle and went to sleep.

3. Separatists…………………… up several bridges in the province sending a violent message to the capital.




1. The latest evidence doesn't……………………….. the initial assumptions. We need to change the way we've thought about the process.

2. I'm really grateful to you for your affection and ………………………..I received throughout the recovery.

3. Chris had to work hard as he had a wife and three children to …………………………….. .




1. I didn't know about her problems. They never came to my …………………

2. The ……………………… on the wall of the building said 'No entry'.

3. It is next to impossible to organize relief at such short ……………… . We need some more time to make it work.




1. When in the pub, Frank usually ………………………..up attractive girls sitting at the tables which makes his wife see red.

2. I'm sorry I'm so busy at the moment. I'm up to my…………………. in work.

3. You've got to be very careful doing business with that Russian. He's a bit fishy. I advise you to have ……………………… in the back of your head.




1. I'll tell you something, Jane. Never trust men. They only offer …………………… promises which they don't keep.

2. Despite his achievements, the athlete strongly believed that his life was ………………….. and devoid of any purpose whatsoever.

3. Did the customs officers really ask you to …………………….. your pockets and show their contents?




1. Would you be so kind as to………………….. on the dotted line? I need to have your consent in black and white.

2. After much deliberation, the president decided to…………………….. the new legislation into law.

3. It took Miriam only a few days to learn the rudiments of ………………. language to help the deaf.




1. The country prides itself on having the most national parks and ……………………….reserves in the world and has often been given as an example for others to follow.

2. Fiona gave the ………………………away when she began giggling behind his back. This made him suspicious.

3. They were sitting in the armchairs hunching over the desk and playing a …………………… of chess.




1. He planned to stay in the box with 1000 scorpions for three months, an act which was supposed to put all the other entertainers in the ………………… .

2. When the sun reached its zenith, they wanted to find some ……………………. to escape from its scorching rays.

3. The artist uses a combination of light and …………………….. in his drawings to highlight certain recurring cycles in our lives.




1. The grass on the golf ……………………… was perfectly groomed and beckoned those willing to have a game that morning.

2. The GP prescribed a ……………………….. of injections that was to stop the spread of the infection.

3. After an aggressive advertising campaign, the university saw a steady flow of candidates enrolling on the ……………………….





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