Saturday, October 28, 2017

Learn, Relax and Enjoy

1) The new magazine is aimed .......... the over thirty age group
at                     by                    to                     in
2) Excuse me, can you ..... me whether this train goes to London?
Indicate                      say                  explain           tell
3) He had to stand ......... his colleague and speak at the meeting when she was ill
By                   into                 up to               in for
4) He ........ to be an expert
Said                reckoned                   claimed                      admitted
5) The ramblers sought .......... from the torrential rain
Refuge           solace                        escape           defence
6) He went into hospital for several ........
Checks          exams                        tests                trials
7) Some astonishing facts ....... to light when she published her autobiography
Turned           brought                      came              set
8) His career as a footballer was ruined by the .......... of an injury
Renewal        resumption    restart             recurrence
9) Her argument was ......... up by a lot of well-researched facts
Filled              backed                       supported                  drummed
10) In ........ to the fine, he had to pay legal costs
Addition                     furthermore               excess                        surplus
11) He ........ to the crime
Admitted                    pleaded                      confessed                 apologised
12) There had been a lot of changes ......... to the town since she had lived there
Made              done               brought                      seen
13) With all the ..... in the world, I can't do anything about it
Reason                      intention                    wish                will
14) Reading ........ the lines, you can see that he was a very disturbed individual
In                     between                     under             through
15) It's standard ........ to charge a booking fee for theatre tickets
Custom                      habit                           rule                 practice
16) Certain dog breeds are ...... to breathing problems as they get old
Prone             likely               disposed                    bound
17) You ...... know better than to believe him
Ought                         would                         should                                    may
18) It was ......... of a shock when he passed first time
Quite              rather              something                 somewhat
19)After he had been found guilty, the judge passed ......
Verdict                        sentence                   prison             punishment
20)The Government was .......... by a vote of no confidence
sent down                 put down                   brought down                       closed down
21) She's ready ....... you
Seeing                       will see                       would see      to see
22)The traffic gets even worse during the tourist ........
Term                           period             season                       peak
23) ........ does she write well, but her books sell well, too
If only             Not only                     Furthermore              Sometimes

1)What swims in rivers, lakes and the sea and has fins and scales? a fish
2)What builds a nest, has feathers and wings and can fly? A bird
3)What has fur and whiskers and likes to catch mice? A cat
4)What makes a web, has eight legs and likes to catch flying insects? spider
5)What has a mane, a long tail and is fun to ride? horse
6)What has a very long neck and legs and dark patches on its body? giraffe
7)What has dark stripes all over its body and looks like a horse? Zebra
8)What is very large and has a very long trunk? elephant
9)What has a long neck, one or two humps on its back and is used in the desert? camel
10)What is long and legless with a forked tongue? snake
11)What has thick skin, is large and heavy and has one or two horns on its head? rhinoceros
12)What has long ears, a short fluffy tail and hops and jumps? Rabbit

Mulla Nasruddin and Turban
The wit and wisdom of Mulla Nasruddin never leaves him tongue-tied. One day an illiterate man came to Mulla Nasruddin with a letter he had received.
Mulla Nasruddin, please read this letter to me. Mulla Nasruddin looked at the letter, but could not make out a single word. So he told the man.
I am sorry, but I cannot read this. The man cried:
Shame, Mulla Nasruddin! You must be ashamed before the turban you wear (i.e. the sign of education).
Mulla Nasruddin removed the turban from his own head and placed it on the head of the illiterate man, said:
There, now you wear the turban. If it gives some knowledge, read the letter yourself.

The bridge that spans the Connecticut River, which flows into Long Island Sound, is falling down.

The word which can be used to introduce both restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, although many writers use it exclusively to introduce nonrestrictive clauses; the word that can be used to introduce only restrictive clauses. Think of the difference between
o    "The garage that my uncle built is falling down."
o    "The garage, which my uncle built, is falling down."
I can say the first sentence anywhere and the listener will know exactly which garage I'm talking about — the one my uncle built. The second sentence, however, I would have to utter, say, in my back yard, while I'm pointing to the dilapidated garage. In other words, the "that clause" has introduced information that you need or you wouldn't know what garage I'm talking about (so you don't need/can't have commas); the "which clause" has introduced nonessential, "added" information (so you do need the commas).
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