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1 Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use on­ly one word in each space.

One Saturday, Henry Dombey was in his jewellery. At 10 a.m., ........ 1) first customer, a smarty-dressed, middle-aged тал ar­rived and, after looking around,..........(2) a £ 400 watch, which he paid for..........(3) cheque.

Half an hour later, the same customer returned to the shop with

.......... waiter from a..........(5) café. He was trying to sellthe

watch to the waiter for £ 200 cash..........(6) wanted Mr Dombey to

confirm that the watch was worth at .......... (7) that much. Mr Dombey became very suspicious and called the police. He assumed

that the cheque was..........(8), since otherwise the customer would

have lost £200. When the police arrived, the customer explained that, after..........(9) the shop, he had..........(10) remembered an im­portant business meeting in Manchester..........(11) afternoon. He realized that he didn't have enough cash to cover his expenses, so he had .......... (12) to sell the watch because the meeting was more important..........(13) losing £200. Mr Dombey didn't believe this and neither.......... (14) the police, and the customer..........(15) arrested.

Mr Dombey was very surprised when, on Monday, the bank paid the cheque without question. He was .......... (16) more sur­prised when, on Tuesday, he received a letter from the customer tell­ing ..........(17) he was..........(18) to be taken to court..........

(19) making false accusations. Eventually, Mr Dombey had to pay £5,000 in compensation to the customer.

It was, of course, an elaborate trick..........(20) the customer

had planned very carefully.

2 Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it.

EXAMPLE: I haven't enjoyed myself so much for ages.

ANSWER: It's ages since I enjoyed myself so much.

1 It's five years since I last visited Peru. I haven't..........

2 It would be a good idea to buy a dictionary if you want to learn a foreign language.

You 'd better..........

3 Whose pen is this? Who..........

4 Rosalind is so hardworking that she is sure to get on in her job.

Rosalind is such .....

5 Electrical activity in he brain is recorded by this machine.

This machine..........

6 Eat up your vegetables or you won't get any pudding.

If you..........

7 Although Alfred was over seventy, he continued to cycle to

work every day.

Despite..........

8 'Sebastian is the one who stole the video-recorder,' said Bernard. Bernard accused..........

9 This is the best apple-pie I have ever tasted. I have..........

10 Please don't invite Mary to stay for the weekend. I'd rather..........

3 Complete the following sentences with a phrase made from bring.Write one word in each blank space.

EXAMPLE: A series of financial scandals brought down the gov­ernment.

1 The Prime Minister aimed to..........a change in people's at­titude to private enterprise.

2 'When I got home, I discovered that the video tape I had bought was faulty, so I've..........it..........to change it, 'I said to the shop assistant.

3 I wanted to know if Denys had really left his wife, but I didn't like to..........the subject..........in front of the children.

4 I know it's difficult if you want to do something and your fa­ther won't let you. Can't your mother help to..........him..........?

5 Anna wanted to show Margaret the photos of her holiday so she..........her photo album.

4 Complete each of the following sentences with one word which re­ferstousing the telephone. EXAMPLE: If you give me your number, I'll ring you tonight.

1 I rang the office and asked the ..........to put me through to

Stephen.

2 When you ring the office, you'll get through faster if you ask for my..........» which is 792, instead of asking for me by name.

3 I've tried the number four times already, but it's always

4 If you don't know someone's number, try looking it up in the telephone...........

5 Pick up the receiver and then..........the number.

5 Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter. Note carefully from the example what kind of alterna­tions need to be made. Write each sentence in the space provided.

EXAMPLE: I be very surprised/receive/letter/you yesterday.

ANSWER: I was very surprised to receive a letter from you yesterday.

17 avenue des lilas

Toulon

France

17 June 19___

The Principal

Brighton English Study Centre

Brighton BN1 7TP

Dear Sir,

A friend of mine/attend/school/ 1986/recommend/it/to me.

1 ......................................................................

I want/spend/England/improve/English before go/university.

2......................................................................

I/already study English/six years/school.

3......................................................................

I/like/attend/course/general English/first two terms/then study Busi­ness English.

4......................................................................

I/be interested/take exams/I/be/school.

5......................................................................

Could you tell me/exams I enroll/I/have/pay/enter/term?

6......................................................................

Finally/you send me/prospectus/full details/how much everything cost/

7......................................................................

I hope/hear/you soon.

8......................................................................

Yours faithfully, Serena Blanc

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