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Read the sentences below and think of a suitable word to put in each of the gaps. You can choose either A, B, C, or D from the words below. You cannot choose more than one answer. If you change your mind, click on another button.


1. Although she was fashionably dressed, the girl didn't notice the long thread trailing from the ................... of her skirt.

cuff lapel hem border

2. I know he's not a pleasant man, but in his ................... I have to say he has a very difficult job.

place position defence advocate

3. When the storm prevented the climbers from reaching the top of the mountain, they were ................... disappointed.

bitterly savagely stormily angrily

4. When will it ................... on you that I am right and you're wrong?

descend come dawn arise

5. The footballer never really recovered from the injury he ................... at the beginning of the season.

got struck endured sustained

6. The jury were ................... that the criminal was guilty.

unanimous agreeable unified harmonious

7. I suppose I have to ................... the fact that I am not as young as I used to be.

own up face agree observe

8. He was absolutely ................... with anger when he found that I had scratched his car.

burned carmine fickle livid

9. The senate set ................... motion the process of impeaching the president.

at on in by

10. Nobody would call me an alcoholic, but I like to have a drink of beer ................... and then.

when now often there

11. I really don't like the shoes, and ................... they aren't my size, so I don't want to buy them.

further anyway however even if

12. Fred has a ................... of staying out of trouble at the office - he never gets involved.

trait ability skill knack

13. I was absolutely ................... when they told me I had won the lottery.

struck wondered shocked stunned

14. He ................... great pleasure in books, theatre, and music.

takes gets puts has

15. He had never been to New York, for one day he went there on a ................... .

desire wish whim impel

16. Suddenly, he saw the ................... figure of his dead father standing before him.

ghost spectral invisible haunted

17. He couldn't believe his eyes; in fact he had to ................... himself to make sure he wasn't dreaming.

snip pinch prod nip

18. He was ................... by the rude behaviour of the waiter, and demanded to see the manager.

irascible demeaned nervous affronted

19. There was such a noisy party next door, that I didn't get a ................... of sleep all night.

wink smell part snore

20 He rather ................... admitted that he still shared his bed with his Teddy bear.

embarrassed guiltily asinine sheepishly

21. He had an honest and ................... expression, which hid the fact he had a very devious mind.

competent trusting integrated integrity

22. In Africa, vultures and other ................... do a valuable job in removing the bodies of dead animals.

predators carnivores malingerers scavengers

23. I must admit, Fred is the ................... person I would have thought of to marry Jane.

last ultimate final end

24. The thieves struck in the ................... of night when everybody was asleep.

dark middle quiet dead

25. The praise of his boss and his colleagues was ................... to his ears.

song music harmony melody

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