These are pairs of adjectives with similar meanings, where one adjective has a 'regular' meaning and the other has a 'strong' meaning.So 'exhausted' is the strong form of 'tired'. 'Furious' is the strong form of 'angry'.
You can't smoke here - please ________ your cigarette
put up with
Question 5 Explanation:
'Put out' = extinguish
Your father's brother's daughter is your ________
Question 6 Explanation:
Your cousins are your uncle/aunt's children. Cousins can be boys or girls.
She doesn't have brothers or sisters - she's a(n) ________
Excuse me, I think you've ________ a mistake in our bill
It's the ________ building in the city
Question 9 Explanation:
Buildings and people can be tall, most other things are high (planes, mountains, ceilings, etc.)
The words on the left are verbs, the words on the right are adjectives.
Do you want a ________ or a return ticket?
He's a waiter, she's a ________
Every time I wear something white, I ________ coffee or orange juice or something on it
Question 14 Explanation:
'Spill' is like 'pour', but if you spill something, it's usually by accident. 'Pour' means you are in control and you decide to do it.
I don't ________ going out tonight
have mood to
Question 15 Explanation:
'Feel like' = want to
I'm a bit lost. Can you tell me how to ________ to the university?
I've been so busy all week. I don't want to do anything at the weekend - I'll just stay at home and ________
take it easy
make it easy
make a rest
have a relax
"Fruit and vegetables are healthy" = Fruit and vegetables are ________
benefit for you
good for you
good for health
At the weekend I ________ with some friends
went for fun
Question 19 Explanation:
'Go out' can mean 'leave the house', but it is often used to mean 'do something with friends'.
It's a good idea, but it's ________ that the boss will agree with you
Question 20 Explanation:
'Likely'/'unlikely' are adjectives, even though they end in -ly and look like adverbs.
Are you planning to go ________ for the weekend?
Question 21 Explanation:
'Go away' = leave your city/town and stay away for at least one night.
He's so ________! I'm not ________ in anything he says
Question 22 Explanation:
'Interested' and 'interesting' are both adjectives.'Interested' is how you feel.'Interesting' is how something or someone makes you feel.There are many pairs of adjectives like this, one with an -ed ending, and one with an -ing ending.
Do you live in a house or a(n) ________?
He studies maths at university. He's a ________
If I were you, I'd leave earlier, so you can avoid the ________
Different prefixes are used to make opposites of adjectives: 'un-', 'in-', 'im-', 'dis-' etc.The most common prefix is 'un-', but there aren't clear rules for which prefix to use. You'll need to learn the right opposite prefix for each adjective!
I ________ swimming every Saturday morning
What time do you go to ________ every day?
What size do you need: small, medium or ________?
What time is it? It's 6.15 - a ________ past six
Question 36 Explanation:
A quarter = fifteen minutesWe don't say "fifteen past..." or "fifteen to..."
I love all fruit, but ________ strawberries
Question 37 Explanation:
'Specially' = for a particular purpose:'I bought this book specially for you''Especially' = more than others
I've got all the data. Now I just need to ________ the answer
We nearly missed the plane—we were only just ________
in time for
Question 39 Explanation:
'On time' = punctual
'In time' = with enough time before something happensIt's very easy to confuse these two phrases!
Let's go to a restaurant for dinner tonight = Let's ________ tonight
Question 40 Explanation:
'Eat out' = eat in a restaurant
'Eat outside' = eat in the open air, for example on a balcony, not necessarily in public
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