3. Match the word with the proper definition.
a. to behave in an ostentatious way to impress other
b. a face seen from the side
3) even out
c. without paying attention
4) hold out for
d. to tell about your own achievements
e. useless facts
f. to insist on something
g. to come into balance
i. to be amazed
j. one who cannot read or write
k. to pull hard
m. to argue
n. to get lost
o. stupid and boring
1) l, 2) d, 3) g, 4) f, 5) o, 6) i, 7) h, 8) b, 9) j, 10) a, 11) c, 12) m, 13) n, 14) e, 15) k
5.Read the dialogues and choose the most appropriate options to complete the dialogues.
Take this medicine for a week and you’ll start to feel better.
Are you sure? It’s the best on the market.
Yes I am. Can you please prescribe another one?
A) What shall i do if unexpected side effects arise?
B) What is the ideal dosage for my weight?
C) No, it’s too early to prescribe another medicine.
D) But I’ve used it before and it did not help at all.
E) It looks as if the illness has already been cured.
How did you like the movie you saw last night?
I can’t say it was the best I’ve ever seen.
Certainly not. Do not waste your time.
A) Did you go alone or with a friend from work?
B) Hadn’t you read the reviews before you went to see it?
C) What do you mean by saying it depends?
D) I knew I could always count on you.
E) Then you wouldn’t recommend it, would you?
What? You crashed the car again?
I’m sure it wasn’t. This is the third accident you have had this year.
You’re very angry now, dad. We had better talk about this later on.
A) I do apologize. I promise it won’t happen again.
B) Was the car in good condition?
C) But it wasn’t my fault. You’ve got to believe me.
D) Was it worth the money and time you had wasted?
E) Why do you ask? Don’t you know it’s too late now?
Why do you think so?
Whenever we meet, she pretends not to see me.
I don’t think it’s because she hasn’t got over her anger. She’s having
a bad time at work nowadays.
A) It seems that Martha is still angry with me.
B) Martha will never make a good manager.
C) I have never seen a smarter woman than Martha.
D) One thing that I especially like about Martha is her sincerity.
E) Martha has finally managed to get over her resentment.
Are you kidding? We are in June.
So what? What’s wrong with June?
The right time to trim your roses is the beginning of winter, when they
lose their flowers.
A) Are you going to plant those roses in your garden in June or July?
B) Can you help me prune the roses in the garden at the weekend?
C) I didn’t know your brother knew so much about gardening.
D) Have you got any idea what the right time is to shorten rose plants?
E) Are we supposed to do anything special to keep the roses fresh?
6.Complete the sentences with the most appropriate options.
1. Even though the two parties appear united in negotiations, —.
A) the level of trust between them will always remain, at best, tenuous
B) they weren’t able to agree on the subject
C) they will eventually reach an agreement
D) it is impossible for him to succeed
E) the president unexpectedly rejected it
2. The moment I saw the sad face of my girl friend, —.
A) I begin to feel depressed
B) I have realized that we will have a discussion about our relationship
C) I had decided to leave the house
D) I found out that something was wrong
E) she has gone out to have a walk
3. You had better take your mobile phone with you —.
A) so that you can lose it
B) or I couldn’t have called you
C) because I will not be at home during the whole day
D) If you had wanted to go abroad
E) in case you may not find one when you are in need of it
4. — when they learned that the chairman would not be able to join the meeting.
A) Hardly had the committee learned the reason of the meeting
B) When they realized why they were all there in that early time of the day
C) It wasn’t until they got a phone call about an urgent meeting the next day
D) However professional they tried to be seen
E) They will have already discussed the most important subjects
5. —, the Grammys are the highest rated.
A) There are many music awards shows in the US
B) Although Grammys are considered to be highly prestigious
C) Because there is only one big music awards show in the US
D) Much as people are looking forward to next Grammy awards show
E) Of the «big three» music awards shows