1. I need [blank_start]to prevent[blank_end] my family from falling into pieces.
2. There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid [blank_start]taking[blank_end] a test next week.
3. I hope you don't force yourself [blank_start]to work[blank_end] all the time.
4. Did you remember [blank_start]to lock[blank_end] the door before you left?
5. Thomas didn't dare [blank_start]to open[blank_end] the champagne so Kevin had to give him a helping hand.
6. Darren completely forgot [blank_start]meeting[blank_end] that girl so he didn't even know her name when they met the next time.
7. I guarantee you won't regret [blank_start]applying[blank_end] for this job, we'll give you the best you can wish for.
8. Rory and Sam weren't so successful [blank_start]in convincing[blank_end] their brother to take part in the conversation.
9. I'm so hungry! Why don't we stop [blank_start]to have[blank_end] lunch and we'll carry on in the afternoon?
10. I was prepared [blank_start]to get back[blank_end] home when my boss told me I had to stay for overtime.
11. Our neighbour attempted [blank_start]to kill[blank_end] our cat but we stopped him.
12. We should definitely consider [blank_start]buying[blank_end] new shelves for our books.
13. Due to her inability [blank_start]to make[blank_end] quick decisions, Yvette missed an opportunity of a lifetime.
14. Do your parents let you [blank_start]choose[blank_end] the university you're wishing to attend?
for have lunch
to get back
Phillip wants to find his [blank_start]pot[blank_end] of gold by earning money from a job that involves staying home all day long. I'm not sure why I always beat myself [blank_start]up[blank_end] for not making a similar decision but I feel I need to stick [blank_start]to[blank_end] my plans and keep everything unchanged. Even though I know his chances of success with a job working from home is [blank_start]close[blank_end] to zero, I think it will still [blank_start]pay[blank_end] dividends even with all the minimal effort put [blank_start]in[blank_end]. I used to be the same, although being considered as a high [blank_start]flyer[blank_end], I sort of had more experience setting up new ventures where I usually worked until I [blank_start]dropped[blank_end] in my twenties. Right after I experienced the first financial [blank_start]setbacks[blank_end] that delayed my success, I decided to leave my [blank_start]comfort[blank_end] zone, the luxury of only being forced to work with children, and opened up to a larger scale of customers. They say [blank_start]necessity[blank_end] if the mother of invention, and if I'd continued my disorganised life with all those [blank_start]haphazardly[blank_end] arranged business meetings, the existence of my current company would be a [blank_start]fleeting[blank_end] one.
You need to ... every opportunity when you have the possibility to do so.
It ... 3 months for the French army to seize Orléans.
I'm not sure if all the children ... what their teacher is talking about.
Yesterday, Mr. Ritter ... his life after his fiancée turned down his marriage proposal.
We need to ... control of the situation, otherwise the project will fail.
Eric ... the chance to work as a senior manager.
I'm afraid your team mates seemed to have failed to ... the importance of my words.
The French military ... power of the government in 1792.
Drag the words to their corresponding meaning/definition.
[blank_start]envisage[blank_end] imagine what will happen in the future
[blank_start]grant[blank_end] agree to give somebody what they ask for
[blank_start]doom[blank_end] make something certain to fail
[blank_start]crammed[blank_end] full of things or people
[blank_start]assume[blank_end] think or accept that something is true without proof of it
[blank_start]impart[blank_end] give a particular quality to something
[blank_start]fulfil[blank_end] do or achieve what was hoped for or achieved
[blank_start]setback[blank_end] a difficulty that delays or prevents something, makes it worse
[blank_start]praise[blank_end] express your approval or admiration for something
[blank_start]claim[blank_end] say that something is true although it has not been proved
[blank_start]put in[blank_end] dedicate or invest
[blank_start]quote[blank_end] repeat the exact words that another person has said or written
[blank_start]grasp[blank_end] take a firm hold of something
[blank_start]shatter[blank_end] suddenly break something into small pieces
[blank_start]justify[blank_end] show that something is right or reasonable
TWINS LEFT HIGH AND DRY
If you watched the recent Oxford and Cambridge boat race, you [blank_start]will have[blank_end] noticed the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, in the Oxford boat. The two have always rowed together, and completed in the Beijing Olympics but [blank_start]could[blank_end] manage.
The Winklevoss brothers are very rich, as the result of a lawsuit settled out of a court, but in reality they [blank_start]should[blank_end] be billionaires by now. In the early 2000s, when the twins were studying at Harvard, they [blank_start]would[blank_end] often talk about setting up a social networking website for students. They [blank_start]succeeded in[blank_end] starting one, named ConnectU, but as the pair were busy studying and rowing, they [blank_start]were unable to[blank_end] devote the time necessary to developing the site, so they decided they [blank_start]had to[blank_end] employ someone else to help them. After three months Mark Zuckerberg stopped working with the twins and launched his own social networking site, Facebook, which is now worth over $4 billion.
Understandably, the twins were convinced Zuckerberg [blank_start]couldn't have[blank_end] created the site without their initial input. Although the twins have settled out of court, there are still some messy arguments going on which [blank_start]might[blank_end] continue for some time.
Did it affect their performance in the boat race? Well, the Oxford team started well but [blank_start]didn't manage to[blank_end] hold out against a battling Cambridge team, who sealed an exciting victory.
were unable to
didn't manage to
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
Do not change the word given. You must use exactly the same number of words how many gaps you need to use (number in brackets), including the word given.
1. I wish I had called my doctor in time. REGRET
I [blank_start]regret not having called[blank_end] (4) my doctor in time.
2. The head teacher wouldn't allow us to smoke outside. PREVENTED
The head teacher [blank_start]prevented us from smoking[blank_end] (4) outside.
3. Some students doubt whether the new education system will work properly. EXPECTED
The new education system [blank_start]is not expected to do[blank_end] (5) well by some people.
4. Sheila thinks it might be a great idea to move to America. CONSIDERING
Sheila [blank_start]is considering moving[blank_end] (3) to America.
5. I was stupid not to realise that my boyfriend was a stalker. SHOULD
I [blank_start]should have realised[blank_end] (3) earlier that my boyfriend was a stalker.
6. Perhaps a psychologist can help your friend with her problems. MIGHT
A psychologist [blank_start]might be able to help[blank_end] (5) your friend with her problems.