Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CAE/CPE TRIOS 2

1 The aim of the campaign is to......................an end to poverty in our inner cities.
The purpose of using old films in the classroom is to........................history alive for
the students.
The new water pump will........................about a significant change in the lives of the
local villagers.

2 There were scratches along both.................of my car when Julia returned it 
to me.
My mother always......................with my brother whenever we have an argument.
The coach asked Ernesto to change................... so both groups had an equal 
number of good players.

3 The...........................of the painting is thought to be the artist's mother.
The festival organizers would like to point out that all times and dates of events are..........................to change.
Some politicians change the........................rather than answer a question theyfind awkward.

4 It's dangerous to.....................lanes on the motorway without indicating first.
Although we flicked the.........................a number of times, the machine would not
work.
We will no longer be using the old accounting software after we...................over to
the new software next month.

5 I came home to find my son ..................up bits of glass from the kitchen floor.
The holiday brochure showed majestic forests.........................over the mountains.
The new boss has promised there will be........................changes within our
department.

6 The headmaster must take urgent.........................to stop the bullying that is
happening in this school.
I had to stop and rest before I climbed the final........................of the lighthouse.
If you get lost in the woods, you should retrace your......................and go back to
camp.

7 The group believed the song ...............a good chance of being a hit but didn't
dream it would reach number 1.
Being the only child with an American accent, I.....................out amongst the other
children at school.
My parents.......................by me all the time I was in prison and did everything they
could to get me released.

8 Would you...............for a cup of coffee while you're waiting to see Mr Williams?
Our society should take more.....................of the elderly and treat them with respect.
Martin doesn't seem to......................that his aggressive behaviour could get him into
trouble.

9 Police now doubt that anyone will......................responsibility for the bomb that
exploded yesterday.
The old lady's ....................that she had seen a UFO was never taken seriously by
anyone.
If you have an accident and make a ......................., you will have to pay more for
future car insurance.

10 Ministers have been told to wait until the Foreign Secretary...............a formal
statement before speaking to the press about the incident.
The subject of legalizing drugs is one of those controversial.....................which is
unlikely to be resolved soon.
In the next two.......................of the National Reporter we will be bringing you a
special report on the health care crisis.

11 House prices .....................dramatically last year and they bought 
themselves a small flat near the town centre.
I always thought that love at first sight only happened in films but I..............for it
the moment I set eyes on her.
He................out with his father after a blazing row and hasn't spoken to him since.

12 The President highlighted the ...................relationship that existed between 
the two countries, who, he said, were now 'the closest of allies'.
Relations with management have not improved and there's a...................chance the
unions will call a strike next week.
I never liked kissing my grandmother, because I couldn't stand the................
smell of her perfume.

13 He had a friendly, open face and she..................an instant liking to him.
In appearance Emily..................after her father, but she inherited her intelligence from
her mother.
It.....................some time to sort out our marriage problems, but now our relationship is
pretty good.
14 They've had a.............of disagreements recently, but normally they get on fine
together.
Can you reverse the car a little more so we can...................it to the caravan?
The whole restaurant had been booked by a middle-aged married ...................
celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.

15 His latest novel centres on the uneasy relationship between the two countries 
at the......................of the last century.
The last person I expected to.......................up at our wedding was my ex-boyfriend!
I usually...................to my mother for help or advice: she's a better listener than my
father.

16 I know that Simon meant................when he corrected my pronunciation, but I
thought it was rude rather than helpful.
She is........................aware of the risks involved in bungee jumping, but that's not
going to stop her doing it.
Andreas did exceptionally.......................in his test, meaning that he qualifies for a
scholarship.

17 I hope to...................this company as well as my father has for the last 
twenty years.
This popular soap opera is shown in 20 countries and has...................for over
15 years.
The man arrested for the murder escaped from the police and is still on the ............... .
  .
18 It struck me as....................the way that Andrew never spoke about his past.
All the houses with.......................numbers are on the other side of the road.
In the twenty years I've been living here we've always had good...................neighbours.

19 Some critics of the Internet accuse it of being a..............for corporate advertising.
The old lady claimed to be a......................who could communicate with the dead.
The thief is described as being of .................. height and has several tattoos on his
neck.

20 He took a week off work with the express....................... of finding a new job.
I'm sure Tony deleted my file on ...................., although he says it was an accident.
I don't mind living at home for now as it suits my........................of saving money.

21 The guidebook is.................with many useful maps and lists of cheap places to
stay.
Each team had to.........................their task within 30 minutes to stay in the
competition.
It took me ages to.........................the forms I needed for my visa.

22 New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the.................
to vote.
That car has parked...................behind you so be careful when you reverse.
I don't think that finishing a relationship by text message is the..................way to
do it.

23 I last saw Marta getting on a ship that was........................for Spain.
Knowing John, he's.....................to be late for the meeting.
The bank robbers had.......................the hostages together with rope.

24 Could you.................me how to use this photocopier if you have time today?
All this rain we're having just goes to ....................that climate change is really
happening.
If we wait a bit longer, I'm sure Yuri will...................up eventually with another
excuse for being late.

25 If you want to...............the flight, you won't have time to check your luggage in.
I'm afraid we don't have any replacement parts for this.........................of camera.
Listening to love songs after a break-up tends to.......................me depressed.

26 Dangerous drivers do not have the slightest ...................for anyone 
else on the road.
Some of our staff have expressed....................over the poor lighting in the office.
My personal life doesn't...................you so please stop asking me about it.

27 Explaining why the soldiers were sent in so quickly, an army spokesman said that
the situation had.......................for immediate action.
The police were.........................to deal with the fight but no arrests were made.
The performance had to be.......................off after fire destroyed the stage.

28 Jenny's boss asked her to give the team a brief..................of what she'd seen 
at the exhibition.
When booking your holiday, please take into .....................the fact that cancellations
are charged at 10%.
Do not leave your company laptop in your car on any....................... .

29 Our charity raises money for the homeless and for people in.....................in the
inner city.
People................... to be made aware of the additives that certain food contains.
We have no.....................of these toys now that our children have grown up.

30 The restaurant was once famous for its.....................food and wine before 
it started serving burgers.
We walked on through the........................ rain, slowly but surely becoming soaking wet.
Despite his long flight, Eric said he felt.........................and would be present at the
meeting.

31 Emma likes to..................attention to herself by changing her hair colour
every week.
The aim of the report is to.......................a comparison between the effects of
poverty on children living in rural and urban areas.
I heard the taxi........................up outside my house and knew my father had
come home at last.
32 I really dislike the way that our manager is always taking.....................for
everyone else's hard work.
I am still waiting for the bank to........................my account for the fees they
overcharged me.
Once I finish this course, it will count as one ....................towards my degree.

33 Half the staff in our office have..................down with flu so the rest of us
are doing overtime.
Her style of writing means that her characters.........................to life on the very
first page.
For teenagers buying clothes, style tends to..................before comfort.

34 Paul is still upset about losing his job so you'll need to......................the
subject carefully.
The government needs a new.....................to tackling gun crime as their
current policy isn't working.
With the...........................of summer, I noticed the mornings grow lighter and
my mood change for the better.

35 If I've read the map correctly, this road should..................us back to town.
Akiko is auditioning to play one of the......................roles in this year's
production of Romeo and Juliet.
If you're not sure about table manners in other countries, just follow your host's
.....................and you won't cause offence.

36 Don't show that huge spider to Miranda or you'll probably.....................
her to death!
The rise in violent crime in our capital is likely to.......................away tourists.
There was another bomb..................in the business district yesterday and we all
had to leave our offices.

37 Their new...................of clothing is meant to appeal to a younger
 target group.
There was no point in shooting at the wolf as it was already out of................... .
Prices at the store..................from the easily affordable to the extremely 
expensive.

38 Many children....................hungry when their family is affected by
 long-term unemployment.
I've been in the same kind of job for years and I'd like to have a...................at
something new.
That beef will quickly...................off in this heat unless you put it in the fridge.

39 Please........................this email to anyone in the department who
 would benefit from a training weekend.
Let's sit further.......................so we can get a better view of the play.
A bit more...................planning would have prevented our staffing problem.

40 Could you...................for me and answer the phone while I'm out of 
the office?
The book has an unimaginative....................which does not make you want 
to pick it up.
The detectives were working under.....................to expose the gang leader.



6 comments:

  1. Great, that’s exactly what I need and searched for! Thank you for planting it here ;) However, could you, please, give the answers to this exercise? Or indicate where I can find them? (I don’t use any blog service so I’m a bit green about it; my e-mail is marlena.lis@hotmail.com)

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  2. my answers:

    1. bring
    2. sides
    3. subject
    4. change (?)
    5. ?
    6. steps
    7. stood
    8. account?
    9. care
    10. issue
    11. dropped
    12. strong
    13. took
    14. couple
    15. turn
    16. well
    17. run
    18. even
    19. medium
    20. purpouse
    21. complete
    22. right
    23. bound
    24. show
    25. ?
    26. concern
    27. called
    28. account
    29. need
    30. fine
    31. draw
    32. credit
    33. come (?)
    34. approach
    35. lead
    36. scare
    37. range
    38. go
    39. forward (?)
    40. cover

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    2. Thank you for this exercise!

      My answers when different from above:
      4. switch
      8. care
      9. claim
      10. issues
      11. fell
      18. odd
      20. purpose
      25. make

      I´m not sure about the "strong" in 12 and have no clue for no. 5 :(

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  3. could you email me the answer key please? bogart59@hotmail.com

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  4. could you send me the answers too pleas? carlosprietojimenez1@gmail.com

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