First Certificate Skills: Use of English. Harrison Mark. Unit 2

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First Certificate Skills: упражнение на фразовые глаголы

I don’t know what might have brought [about] this accident.
You are wet through. Take [ off ] you clothes immediately.
He is said to have taken [after] his great grandfather who was a talented artist.
We need to bring [ in ] a new law such situations in the future.
The game was so interesting that I took [ to ] it straight away.
He is thought to bring [ out ] a new book next month.
It takes much time and patience to bring [ up ] a child.
After numerous attempts they took [ over ] the local businesses.
When she was a kid she took [ up ] reading fantasy books.
Surfing the Internet takes [ up ] much time. You should cut down on it.

First Certificate Skills: упражнение словообразование

To my surprise, the show was rather [entertaining]. ENTERTAIN
The [existing] system of water supply needs changing. EXIST
His [reaction] to the decision may be inadequate. REACT
She decided not to [publicise] his letters and other sensational papers. PUBLIC
We tried out [various] methods of tackling the problem, but we achieved nothing. VARY
Boys often get accused of abusive [behaviour]. BEHAVE
I don’t find this kind of [entertainment] appealing to sensible public. ENTERTAIN
Do you know who is [starring] in his new film? STAR
Many people question the [ existence ] of aliens. EXIST
Gaining [publicity] leads to being kept an eye on you, which is sometimes annoying. PUBLIC
Our company may offer a wide [variety] of goods. VARY
[Competitors] came to the starting line, waiting for the signal to start. COMPETE
I think folk music is growing in [popularity]. POPULAR
[Stardom] is desirable when you are young and ambitious. STAR
He is quite [competitive] and eager for new adventures. COMPETE
She was being followed by a complete [stranger] so she decided to speed up. STRANGE

First Certificate Skills: упражнение на предлоги

It was a good concert – I enjoyed the last composition in [particular].
Tickets for the performance are on [sale] at our website.
She proved to be a good specialist on numerous [occasions].
What place you go on a [ trip ] last summer?
In [ fact ], it wasn’t a waste of time. My current job grew out of that hobby.
When we met for the first time he was in a [state] of disrepair.
I would lend him some money in [return] for a favor.
On the [ whole ], the situation was not hopeless.
If your home was on [ fire ] and you could save only one thing, what would it be?

First Certificate Skills: упражнение на устойчивые сочетания

The hurricane [ did ] a lot of damage to the coastal village.
The article [made] no reference to previous research on the subject as it was based the experiments which had been carried out by them.
Before leaving for Brest, she asked me to [ take ] care of her cat.
We didn’t [have] a problem finding the right book.
She [ had ] a reason for not doing her homework the other day.
I [ lost ] my temper and shouted at him.
[ Take ] no notice of what out teacher says — she’s just in a bad mood.

First Certificate Skills: упражнение на лексику по теме: «Периоды времени»

At early [ stages ] of learning a foreign language you may easily get depressed.
He was ordered to do it at very short [ notice ].
He got home just [ in ] time — it was on the verge of raining.
Moving to the South will be better for you in the [ long ] run. At first, you will have some weather related problems, but you will get used to high temperatures.
We’ll be at the cinema in [good] time to buy tickets and pop-corn.
If you’re going to come, please let me know in [advance].
We live in a(n) [ era ] of instant communication when solitude is desirable but not often possible.
She spent the [ whole ] day trying to write to her blog.
I don’t want to admit that but I am short of money for the time [ being ].
Missing lessons , in the [ short ] term, might lead to serious problems with your teachers.
Why is it that the buses never run [ on ] time?

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