Упражнения по английскому на словообразование

Упражнения по английскому на словообразование.

Put the capitalized words in the right form.


Russia is a large country with great diversity in flora and fauna. There are several large ____NATION_________ parks in Russia. A lot of different animals live there. Wolves are probably the best known, and are very well studied animals, so we have enough ______INFORM________ about their diet and behaviour. The wolf is a good ______HUNT_________. They usually hunt wild animals like deer and hares, but sometimes they can attack sheep, goats, and cows. The wolf tries to avoid people and only goes into villages when he is _______REAL______ hungry. In some ______RUSSIA________ tales, the wolf is often represented as a clever animal that helps the main character, Ivan. The wolf is usually direct and _____CREATE________ and helps Ivan to cope with many difficult problems.


Learning languages is important nowadays. It is interesting and ___USE____. Language skills help people to travel, study, and establish ___PROFESSION____ links with colleagues from other countries.  Some people say that learning languages is easy but others strongly ___AGREE____. They say that learning languages takes a lot of time and they are not happy with their progress anyway. Meanwhile, there are some strategies that can make you a successful language _____LEARN____ and save your time. The first idea is watching films in the original. If the films are ____INTEREST____, learning is just fun, not hard work. Online and live ___COMMUNICATE____ with people in the language you are learning also helps a lot.


I’m not a child but I still like cartoons and animated films. ___RECENT____, I enrolled in an animation course in our university. The ____TEACH_____ of the course explained to us how animated films are made. Basically, animation is just a series of pictures with a character. Each picture is a little ____DIFFER_______. When you show the pictures really fast, it looks like they are moving. Some people say animation is not a serious thing. I strongly ___AGREE_____. Animated films may be ___FUN_____ but clever and useful to learn new skills. I believe they can be used in many spheres, and most importantly of all in ___EDUCATE_____.


Not everyone likes street art. ____USUAL________ nobody asks owners’ permission before drawing graffiti on their houses. Sometimes the drawings may be ___INTEREST_____ and nice but sometimes messy and ugly. What is graffiti –  a form of art or vandalism? It depends on the drawing, I think. A friend of mine, John, is a street __ART____. He says that street art is a form of ____COMMUNICATE____. A person can tell you nice or rude things, can’t he? As for John, he is a really nice and ___CREATE_____ person. He enjoys drawing _____VARY_______ characters from animated films. When my neighbours saw his drawings, they asked him to paint some pictures on the wall of their house. Just to make it look brighter and more positive.


What is the most eco-friendly transport? I believe it’s the bicycle. There are a lot of bicycles on the streets of our town and that is probably why it looks so green and ____BEAUTY___. There are cycle lanes all over the town so using your bike to get to school or to the office is safe and convenient. ___FORTUNATELY____, some people still prefer driving cars even for short distances. They make the environment less _____HEALTH_____. As for me, I enjoy riding my bike very much and all my friends say that I’m a good ____RIDE____. Next month I’m going to take part in a regional cycling _____COMPETE_____ and I hope to win it. I don’t think I will stop riding my bicycle till I’m ____REAL____ old.


Koalas are cute animals. _____FORTUNATELY_______, it causes them lots of problems. There are people who want to keep the cute exotic animal as a pet which may put the koala in a really ____DANGER_____ situation. The problem is that the koala’s diet is very specific. To stay ______HEALTH______ they should only eat eucalyptus leaves. The leaves need to be young and fresh, which means a person who keeps a koala should also have a lot of eucalyptus trees. Andrew Page, a ___SCIENCE_______ who has been studying koalas for years, says that it’s a bad idea to keep this animal as a pet. According to him, people who try to do it usually have very little _____INFORM________ about koala’s lifestyle. And their ignorance can often cost the ___BEAUTY______ animal its life.


In Moscow, there are approximately 35,000 dogs living on the streets. Some of these ____HOME____ animals were born there. Others are just _____LUCKY____ pets that have been abandoned by their owners. For many dogs the city may be a ____DANGER___ place to live in. However, scientists were surprised to find out how ____EASY____ some animals can adapt to urban life. Some dogs have even learnt to use the city’s metro system! We still don’t know how the dogs find out when to get off the train. One ___SUGGEST___ is that they use their excellent sense of smell to recognise the scents of their favourite destinations. Another idea is that they are able to remember the design of ___DIFFER___ stations and find the station they need.


Most graffiti street artists are anonymous. However there are some artists who have become globally ___FAME___. Like the twin brothers from Brazil who call themselves Os Gemeos. They paint everything from small images to huge, ___COLOUR___ pictures of people on buildings. Another celebrity among graffiti artists is Blek le Rat from Paris. He paints pictures of ___HOME___ people. In this way he hopes to encourage residents to think ____SERIOUS___ about the problems of these people. Another well-known artist is Faith 47 from Cape Town. She paints big bright pictures of people and animals. The works of this ___PAINT____ can be found on pavements, empty factory buildings, and abandoned cars. It is ____POSSIBLE____ to predict how street art will develop in the future but we can be sure that it is here to stay!


Kelly’s family loved to watch football together. Sometimes they watched college games, but normally they watched ____PROFESSION_____ teams play. This evening was special. Two teams were playing in the final match of the ___CHAMPION____. Kelly’s favourite team had actually got to the final this year, which ____RARE_____ happened. «They’re going to win for sure! It will be ___FAIR_____ if they lose!» Kelly thought. Watching the football game needed the presence of the whole family and lots of tasty food. So Kelly’s mum had made barbecue meatballs. Uncle Jolyon had brought a ____SPICE___ cheese sauce and chips. Aunt Katie brought some cakes.  When the game started, everyone cheered. It seemed to Kelly that every ____PLAY_____ of her team was doing their best to win-win-win! And they did!


The Nobel Prize is a very prestigious award. Alfred Nobel, a successful businessman and the _____INVENT_____ of explosives, established prizes for achievements in science, literature and economics. Another award, the Oscar, is ____PROBABLE____ the most famous prize in the film industry. The ceremony is an ____IMPRESS____ event with lots of film stars. There are lots of musical awards – Grammies, Brits, and the MTV awards for music, the list is ____END_____. In Britain, a writer who wins the Booker prize can expect to see their novel at the top of the bestseller lists and compete with ‘The Da Vinci Code’ for _____POPULAR____. The Turner Prize is an award for British contemporary artists, and each year it causes heated discussions. Artists get lots of money for their ____USUAL____ and sometimes even strange works.


Ecotourism is getting more and more popular. It offers two things at once: ____EDUCATE____ and entertainment. Most people agree that ecotourism is the most _____HARM_____ branch of tourism. It makes profit without destroying ______NATURE_____ resources. When tourists choose eco trips, they stay in local houses with local people, not in _____EXPENSE_____ hotels. They travel on foot, by boat, bicycle or elephant to avoid pollution.  However, such trips are not at all cheap. This is ____PROBABLE____ the only disadvantage. But you can apply the principles of ecotourism every time you go on a normal holiday. You should remember that you’re only a ____VISIT_____ and be as careful as possible.


Ireland is the country of myths and legends. Even the local people are not sure which of them were based on facts and which are the product of someone’s ____CREATE____ imagination. Leprechauns are ____PROBABLE____ the most famous characters from Irish mythology. They are depicted as old bearded men. Their ____RESPONSIBLE____ is to guard the treasure of the fairies. Unfortunately, rainbows always point to the _____LOCATE____ of the treasure and the Leprechaun must rehide it. And there are plenty of rainbows in Ireland! Leprechauns are always busy. They are always very ____CARE____ and try to be invisible to people. But if you manage to catch some ____LUCKY___ Leprechaun, he must either give you his treasure or grant you three wishes.


It’s obvious that language skills are essential for everyone today. Foreign languages are very _____USE_______ not only for travelling, but also for studying and building a career. There are lots of ___DIFFER_____ ways to learn a new language.  However, everyone agrees that learning languages is ____POSSIBLE____ without dictionaries. The main job of any dictionary is to explain what words mean. This can be done via ____TRANSLATE_____ or the unknown word can be explained in other words. It’s also good if the dictionary contains some examples of how the word is used –  it helps to understand the ____MEAN_____ much better. If you are a busy _____LEARN_______, you probably prefer online dictionaries to paper ones. Online dictionaries are very convenient to use if you have Internet access.


My friend, Mary, is an extraordinary girl. She has always tried new things –  new sports and new hobbies. She says life should be _____INTEREST_______ and it should change all the time. Now she has a new idea –  she wants to be a firefighter. You may say that it is not a job for girls, but Mary will ___AGREE_____ with this. In her opinion, putting out fires is a ____DANGER_____ job but women are able to do it too. She has enrolled in a special training school where they learn skills and study firefighting ____EQUIP_____. The teenagers in the camp also learn how to work as a team, which is a very ___USE_____ skill wherever you work. And Mary is sure her team will be effective in any ___SITUATE_____.


There is a belief that some jobs suit men better than women and some other jobs are more appropriate for women than for men. Nowadays, women more and more often take jobs that ______TRADITIONAL________ were done by men. A lot of women do ___DANGER_____ and difficult jobs, becoming astronauts, pilots, and firefighters. No one is surprised when a girl wants to be a police officer or a train _____DRIVE____. In sports you can see a similar ____SITUATE____. Girls play football, ice hockey, go boxing and do other sports that seem to be ______USUAL_________ for women. But the girls say that it is ____EXCITE_____ and they cannot see any reason why they should not go into the sport they like.


Mark is an old friend of mine. I’m very proud of our friendship because Mark is a very ____INTEREST_____ person. He is very talented and ____CREATE_____.  He can play the piano and the violin and the guitar but he is not a professional ____MUSIC_____. He plays only for his family and friends. We have encouraged Mark to try singing too, but he refuses and says he has an ___PLEASANT_____ voice. That is certainly not true –  he has a nice voice, though he cannot sing very ______LOUD_________. Now we are arranging a school band and I want to ask Mark to join it. I think if he starts performing in public, he’ll become a more confident and more ____SUCCESS____ person.


‘Surfers Against Sewage’ (SAS) was founded in 1990 by water sports enthusiasts in the UK. They are an environmental ______ORGANIZE______ that tries to protect the UK’s oceans and beaches. They say that it may be really _____RISK______ to swim in the seas, and even sunbathe on the beaches because of the pollution. When SAS appeared, it informed people about the problem in quite an _____USUAL______ way. They went to public events with their surfboards and handed out leaflets. They _____QUICK____ attracted the attention of the media and people of Britain. They even managed to put pressure on the _____GOVERN_____ to forbid dumping waste in the sea, rivers and lakes. The campaign was indeed ______SUCCESS_____. Officials agreed to spend 8.5 billion pounds on cleaning up Britain’s seas and rivers.


Shepherd’s pie started as an old English recipe. The pie gained _____POPULAR_____ in the middle ages. During the reign of Elizabeth I, mince meat pie became a must-have food, probably, because it was easy to cook, ____HEALTH______ and tasty. Until the 16th century potatoes were ____MAIN______ known as pig food. But later they were accepted as a ____BASE____ food in Europe. The Shepherd’s pie recipe changed to include potatoes as an ingredient. And the fame of the dish doubled. Now Shepherd’s pie is considered to be a ____TRADITION_____ British food but similar recipes can be found in other countries, although they may have different names. In Canada, for example, a ____WAIT____ in a restaurant would present it to tourists as Chinese pie.


St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick is _____FAME_____ for his heroic deeds. People gladly believe in ______AMAZE____ tales about St Patrick and don’t look for any historical evidence to prove them. And the facts often _____AGREE______ with the tales. For example, an old legend says that St Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. This myth is actually untrue. At the time snakes appeared on the planet, Ireland was _____COMPLETE_____ covered by water. Now it is an island which means it is surrounded by water. The water makes it ____POSSIBLE____ for snakes to get to the island. The same _____SITUATE____ is true for New Zealand, Greenland, and many other islands.


The festival of Halloween has its roots in Celtic traditions.
Over 2,000 years ago the Celts in Britain had a special holiday in late October to mark the _____BEGIN_____ of winter. Another autumn _____CELEBRATE____ was connected with the passing of the dead. These two events later became Halloween. On Halloween children often dress up as ghosts, witches and monsters and go around people’s houses, asking for sweets. In most cases the ghosts and witches are not frightening at all, they are even _____FUN______! But remember that if the children don’t get the sweets, they may play some ____PLEASANT_____ joke, for example splash some water on you. Pumpkins also ______SYMBOL_____ Halloween. People ____USUAL____ make lanterns from them.


There are lots of products that help us fight bad moods and depression. If you feel down and ____SLEEP____, just get a bar of dark chocolate from the fridge. Chocolate will improve your mood and you’ll feel ______CHEER_____ and happy again. This ____INFORM____ is often used in chocolate adverts. Unfortunately, we can’t use this method too often. The positive effect does not last long. Meanwhile chocolate is not _____HARM_____ food. It contains fat and sugar which can make you overweight. Some people may also be allergic to chocolate and it can affect their _____APPEAR______, causing skin problems. The alternative and _____ABSOLUTE___ safe method to fight depression is doing sport. It can be recommended to everyone!


It’s not at all surprising that weather is a favourite topic for many people around the world. It affects where we choose to live, what we wear, our moods, and perhaps even our _____NATION____ character. A _____SUN_____ day can blow away the deepest depression. And a gloomy rainy day can make you feel lonely and ____HAPPY____. ‘I’m feeling a bit under the weather’ is a common complaint in Britain, _____ESPECIAL_____ on Monday mornings.  The weather can really be ____RESPONSE___ for moods and scientists have proved this fact. There is a ____CONNECT____ between our mood and the weather we are having. But remember that good weather will have good effects on your mood only if you spend more than 30 minutes outdoors a day.


Scientists have found that there is a direct _____CONNECT____ between sunshine and our good mood. They noticed that people are kinder and more ____HELP____ and easy-going when the sun is out. Sunlight ____DEFINITE____ improves negative moods and makes us feel less tired and more energetic. On the other hand, very hot weather may cause strong _____COMFORT____. As a result, we may feel depressed, irritated and even aggressive. On ______RAIN______ days people say they’re less satisfied with their lives. But whatever the weather is, it’s important to spend enough time outdoors. Fresh air and sports can make any day feel _____FANTASY____!


People in Britain often talk about climate and weather. They usually complain about their ____CHANGE____ weather. However, there are parts of the world where extreme weather causes real dangers to the _____POPULATE____. Sandstorms, tornadoes and floods ____REGULAR____ cause massive destruction. Lots of people become ____HOME____. To prevent this destruction, it’s important to forecast disasters in advance. Japan is the world ____LEAD______ in using new technology for this purpose. The Japanese have also worked out an _____EFFECT_____ system of informing people: phone companies automatically notify their customers about emergencies and disasters. These warnings are very efficient, and free of charge.


In 2005 the rock group The Rolling Stones released an album called ‘A Bigger Bang’. Many critics chose it as their favourite. This isn’t very ____SURPRISE___, but just think, it’s their 25th album, and the Rolling Stones have been on the stage for more than 40 years! The lead ____SING____, Mick Jagger, the guitarist Keith Richards and the other musicians are over 60! And they are not losing their ___POPULAR____, even nowadays. However, they are still much more ____FAME____ for the songs they made in the 1960s and 70s. But, you know what? Young people _____REGULAR____ listen to the Rolling Stones with their fathers and granddads. Isn’t that_____IMPRESS____? In all aspects, theirs has been a remarkable career.

Грамматические упражнения на разные темы.


Упражнения на употребление глаголов do/ make

Упражнения на употребление глаголов do/ make.

Ex. 1.  Insert do or make.

1 _______ an apology

2 _______ a job

3 _______ an appointment

4 _______ bad


6_______your best

7_______a lesson

8_______a mistake


10_______a cake

11_______ noise

12_______the cooking

13_______a decision

14_______a discovery

15_______a dress

16_______an exercise

17_______your homework

18_______the housework

19_______the ironing

20_______a note

Ex. 2.  Write 10 words into each line: use the words from the list below.

a mess, homework, the dishes, the shopping, a mistake, money, (someone) a favor, plans, the right thing, dinner, volunteer work, noise, the bed, a (telephone) call, the research, best, sure, a living, any good, exercises

MAKE: _________________________________________________________

DO: _________________________________________________________

a mess, homework, the dishes, the shopping, a mistake, money, (someone) a favor, plans, the right thing, dinner, volunteer work, noise, the bed, a (telephone) call, the research, best, sure, a living, any good, exercises

Ex. 3. Choose the correct option.

  1. I cannot understand. It does not make/do sense
  2. Make/Do sure you don’t forget your ticket, will you?
  3. He is always making/doing a fool of himself with those jokes he tells
  4. Buy that car. It’s very good and cheap. You’ll do/make a real bargain
  5. I’ll have to make/do my best if I want to pass this exam
  6. Eat fruit. It’ll make/do you good
  7. I cannot go out now. I have a lot of work to make/do.
  8. It is a very good business. If you’re lucky, you’ll make/do a fortune
  9. If you’re so rude to him, you’ll make/do an enemy of him
  10. When are you going to make/do the shopping?

Ex. 4. Choose the right option. 

  1. I can’t give you an answer. I have not made/done up my mind yet.
  2. What have you made/done to your hair?
  3. Try not to make/do trouble in class or the teacher will punish you.
  4. They were angry but after talking they made/did peace and became friends again.
  5. We made/did the washing-up after our guests left.
  6. After I made/did the beds, I had breakfast.
  7. He made/did his job very well but he was very badly-paid.
  8. made/did an appointment with my lawyer. I needed some advice.

Ex. 5.  Do or make?

  1. When you live abroad it is difficult to __________ friends if you don’t know the language.
  2. «Can you ____________ me a favour?» «No, sorry, I’m busy.»
  3. I’m hungry. I’m going to ____________ a sandwich.
  4. I couldn’t _______________ business with him. I don’t trust him.
  5. Can I use your mobile? I need to _____________ a call.
  6. His company _____________ a lot of business with China.
  7. I can’t come because I’ve got to ______________ the washing-up.
  8. It’s snowing! Do you want to _____________a snowman?

Ex. 6.  Insert do or make in the correct form.

  1. I’ll __________ my best to pass all my exams next term.
  2. It’s very difficult to _________ a decision when you aren’t sure.
  3. Don’t _________ noise. The baby is sleeping!
  4. Have you finished _________ your homework?
  5. Can you _________ me a favor?
  6. You’ll _________ a mistake if you do that.
  7. I’ll _________ the shopping after work this evening.
  8. Don’t _________ any coffee. We’ll have tea.
  9. How many tests have you _________?
  10. If you are shy, you’ll never _________ friends.

Ex. 7. Insert do or make in the right form.

  1. My mother is _________ me a dress for the party.
  2. You can’t talk to other people in the room when you are _________ an exam.
  3. Who will __________ the washing up after lunch?
  4. Taking a few days’ holiday will _________ you good.
  5. These photographs don’t __________ any justice to her beauty.
  6. He _________ a large fortune when he was working in Australia.
  7. My tooth hurts. I’ll have to _________ an appointment with my dentist.
  8. That firm is not very reliable. We’d better not _________ business with them.
  9. He was sacked from school because he was always ________ trouble in class.
  10. Don’t _________ such a fuss about the subject. It is not so important!


Упражнения на прилагательные с ing/ed

Упражнения на прилагательные с ing/ ed.

Ex.1. Make up the sentences using these words: because, that’s why. 

1) they, that’s why, shocked, the news, shocking, was, were

2) was, she, because, was, the food, disgusting, disgusted

3) amusing, he, that’s why, the story, amused, is, is.

4) am, exhausting, I, was, the trip, because, exhausted.

Ex. 2. Restore the word order to Make up these sentences.

  1. was, I, boring, because, bored, the book, was
  2. My parents, worrying, the situation, because, is, are, worried
  3. was, He, excited, because, the party, exciting, was
  4. was, They, tiring, because, tired, the trip (поездка) , were
  5. My classmates, interesting, the lesson, because, were, was, interested
  6. I, relaxing, the music, because, is, am, relaxed
  7. We, excited, the match, because, are, is, exciting
  8. They, bored, the film, because, were, was, boring

Ex. 3. Choose the correct word.

  1. I’m interesting/interested in collecting stamps.
  2. Everyone is depressed/depressing by the awful weather.
  3. I think that airports are exciting/excited places.
  4. I’m tired/tiring. I think I’ll go to bed.
  5. The journey was exhausted/exhausting!
  6. It’s not surprising/surprised that she’s busy. She’s got six children.
  7. The teacher was annoying/annoyed because I had forgotten to do my homework.
  8. He loved the museum — he thought it was fascinating/fascinated.
  9. We went to the cinema but I was very boring/bored because I had seen the film before.
  10. I like this monkey. It is very amused/amusing.

Ex. 4. Fill in the gaps using the words from the list: interesting, surprised, boring,  interested, surprising, bored, exciting, disappointed, amusing.

  1. What programme are you watching? Is it____?
  2.  ‘I’m going on a safari in Africa!’ ‘Really? How____!’
  3. What time did you get home last night? I didn’t know where you were. I was very ______ about you.
  4. The children are____and they don’t know what to do.
  5. It was quite___ that he has passed the exam.
  6. I was____ with the film. I expected it to be much better.
  7. I don’t want to read this book. It is _______.
  8. The cartoon was very _______. I laughed a lot.
  9. I don’t want to go to the match. I’m not ________in football.
  10. We were very ________when we heard the news.


Commonly confused words. Exercises

Commonly confused words. Exercises.

Ex. 1. Choose the right word from the brackets.

  1. He couldn’t choose (among/between) France or Spain for his holiday.
  2. He (especially/specially) liked his new computer.
  3. There was much (fewer/less) rain than the year before.
  4. He made cheese pie (especially/specially) for her, as he knew it was her favourite.
  5. The market was crowded yesterday. I hope there will be (fewer/less) people today.
  6. We will find a new manager from (among/between) the current staff.
  7. I don’t think they will reduce the price any (farther/further). It’s already very cheap.

Ex. 2. Make up your own examples with the words from ex 1.

Ex. 3. Match the pictures with these words:

a/ a base, b/ a desert, c/ a dessert, d/ a draw, e/ a drawer, f/ an aisle, g/ an isle, h/ a price, i/ a prize, j/ a waist, k/ bass, l/ waste

Give the definitions of the words in the pictures.













Ex. 4. Put the words from ex. 3 into the right categories.

  • the pronunciation is similar but the spelling is different
  • the pronunciation and the spelling are different

Ex. 5. Choose the correct option for these sentences.

  1. He put the ticket for the match in a (draw/ drawer) to keep it safe. 
  2. It’s hard to measure the amount of (waist/ waste) in the ocean.
  3. The (price/ prize) was a large amount of money. He spent it on a holiday.
  4. It’s easy to get lost in a (desert/ dessert), so take enough to eat and drink. 
  5. The vase had a very heavy (base/ bass), so it was hard to lift. 
  6. Robert sat next to the (aisle/ isle) on the trip, so he could move around easily. 

Ex. 6. Choose the write verb from the brackets.

  1. The man (set/sit) the newspaper on the table.
  2. Saskia was (laying/lying) the tables while Ramon was polishing the glasses.
  3. Eric (borrowed/ lent) Sophie some money to get home by bus.
  4. My dog will (rise/ raise) his front paw if he wants me to give him a treat.
  5. The masked men (stole/ robbed) a lot of money from the bank.
  6. We had to (brake/ break) suddenly when we went round a sharp bend.
  7. This smell (remembers/ reminds) me of my grandfather. He was always smoking a pipe.

Ex. 7. Make up your own sentences using the words from ex. 6.

Ex. 8. Match the following words with the definitions below.

Words: advice, effect, loose, breath, except.

  1. An opinion someone gives you about the best thing to do in a situation: ______________
  2. Not fastened or tight: ________________
  3. But not or not including: _________________
  4. The result of an influence: _____________________
  5. The air that goes in and out of your lungs: _________________

Look at these pairs of words: advice – advise, effect – affect, loose – lose, breath — breathe, except – accept. Why do you think people often confuse them?

Make up your own examples with all these words.


Like vs as

Like vs as.

Ex. 1. Choose like or as.

  1. Mary used to have a full-time job ____________ a nurse at hospital.
  2. I have never met people  ____________ you! You are really very intelligent!
  3. Nancy knows all my secrets. We are ____________ sisters.
  4. Do you know that at the cocktail party Jim introduced Liz  ____________his cousin?
  5. She can’t cook  ____________ her mother does.
  6. When I entered the room and found no-one there I left everything  ____________ it was.
  7. Everyone is ill at home. Our house is  ____________ a hospital.
  8. He was so scared that he was trembling  ____________ a leaf.
  9. He was dressed  ____________ a policeman.
  10. Mike hit Jack just  ____________ Jack hit him.

Ex 2. Use combinations from the list. Add extra words if necessary. 

a duck, pretty,  a dog barking, a hospital, a city hall, my best friend, Hamlet, a bus driver, a child,  a scientist

  1. ______________________, I can say that the topic of her early essay is rather up-to-date.
  2. His father works ____________________.
  3. Pat swims______________________.
  4. He is 26 years old but sometimes he behaves ______________________.
  5. I wonder what that high green building will be. It looks ______________________.
  6. I regard her ______________________.
  7. During the war that church was used _____________________.
  8. What is that sound? It seems _____________________.
  9. In the play he appeared ______________________.
  10. Mary is ______________________ as her elder sister.

Comfortable, convenient

Comfortable, convenient.

Ex 1. (In) convenient / convenience or (un) comfortable? Complete the sentences.

  1. Are you ___________ or shall I turn the heat down?
  2. It’s very ___________that you live near the school.
  3. I find it ___________ to be able to do my banking by phone.
  4. I don’t feel ___________ in these jeans.
  5. I’m not ___________ with the idea of leaving her on her own.
  6. Please come at your earliest ___________
  7. Our local supermarket has very ___________ opening hours.
  8. This ___________ hotel is ideal for families with children.
  9. It is very __________ that the hotel is only a short distance from the beach.
  10. These sports shoes are very ___________, they, do not suit me at all.
  11. I don’t like wearing ___________ clothes.
  12. Let’s meet at 5 am. Is it ___________ for you?

Ex 2.  Fill in the gaps with a suitable word.

  1. I live in the suburbs, but there is very  _____________ bus service with the town center.
  2. Are you _____________ on that hard stool?
  3. He felt _____________ when his parents started arguing in front of him.
  4. The station authorities apologize for any _____________ caused by the late arrival of the train.
  5. The meeting is at an  _____________ time for me, I’m afraid I can’t come.
  6. Will three o’clock be  _____________ for you?
  7. They met in a mutually _____________ place.
  8. London often gives the impression of being more  _____________ with its past than its present.
  9. I don’t feel  _____________ in high heels.
  10. The furniture will be delivered  _____________.
  11. It will be very  _____________ to go there without a car.
  12. Sit down and _____________ .

Hard, difficult, heavy

Hard, difficult, heavy.

Ex 1. Hard, heavy or difficult? Complete the sentences.

  1. It is __________ to say which of them is lying.
  2. Her handwriting is very __________ to read.
  3. That box is really __________. Molly can’t lift it.
  4. The manager is a very __________ person to deal with.
  5. There was a __________ snow at night and it is still very cold.
  6. London is an attractive city with __________ traffic.
  7. It will be very __________ to prove that they are guilty.
  8. The soil here is very __________ to dig.
  9. Could you help me with these __________ bags?
  10. The branch of industry that produces large goods such as cars or aircraft is called __________ industry.
  11. The examination was very __________ , half the students failed.
  12. Don’t go to bed after you’ve had a __________ meal.

Ex. 2. Hard, heavy or difficult? Sometimes you can use 2 words.

  1. London is a very attractive city despite its ____________ traffic.
  2. He’s a _________ man to please.
  3. With а ___________ heart, she turned to wave goodbye.
  4. He thinks it’s extremely ____________ to combine study and work.