Paper 3 English in Use: Part 6 (gapped text)
Read the following text and then choose from the list A-J
the best phrase to fill each of the spaces.
The exercise begins with an example (0).
GIFTS ARE FULL OF MEANING FOR GIVER AND RECEIVER
Millions of the Christmas, anniversary and birthday presents (0) ____ J _____are dismissed,
disdained and returned.
At the same time, unkind thoughts occur about whoever chose the gift.
What really matters is not the gift itself,
Recipients evaluate the gift and place in a category:
from affirming an already good relationship to contributing the last straw to a teetering one.
What we all want, of course,
something that signals that the other person knows what our wants and needs are.
An affirming present does not have to be expensive or personal,
just something that proves the giver was paying attention.
A close marriage or friendship is most likely to produce these kinds of gifts,
although in relationships that are already strong a poor choice does not normally cause serious rifts.
In relationships that are good, a present is considered strengthening
An engagement ring is the classic example,
but it could be anything that symbolises greater commitment and understanding.
Many gifts have a real impact either way.
This is often the case with family members,
for example, a sister who gives bath oil to a sibling
Nobody says anything because : is not worth a scene or hurting feelings.
A weakening present is one
It signals the giver was going through the motions or,
worse still, insults the recipient.
An example of this is the husband
on a romantic anniversary.
The severing gift is the last,
ugly proof that things have reached the joint of no return.
For instance, the ex-lover who gives a membership to a dating service.
is something we would not buy for ourselves
that damages the relationship
when you already have one
but the symbolism
when it takes things to the next level
that you have chosen particularly carefully
who gives a vacuum cleaner
is an affirming present
who always has showers
that we select so carefully each year
Match the word stems in the left hand column to the suffixes in the right hand column.
You can use some of the suffixes with more than one stem.
Eight of these sentences contain errors.
Find them and correct them.
They've risen the life expectancy of people living in the developed
world by more than 25 years.
I'm sure our team can win the other team if they really try.
I feel myself rather unwell.
She asked me to call her when I was in Rome but I forgot it.
He paid me a ticket to Madrid.
I know she's got a very irritating voice but she can't help it.
He promised he'd write but I'm still expecting.
Before you close, check that you've got your keys with you.
Thank you so much for the perfume. I love!
My grandfather tells wonderful stories about life when he was a boy.
In each sentence circle the correct alternative to complete the sentence.
He seemed to know intuitively attentively that she felt shy and uncomfortable.
When I do my shopping my dog Spot waits neatly patiently outside the supermarket for me.
She cried drastically bitterly when he left.
I want to apologise most sincerely attentively for the mix up about your order.
His hand moved almost imperceptibly intimately until it was touching hers.
In most lines of the text below there is a spelling or punctuation error.
Find the and correct them.
Some lines are correct.
Indicate these with a tick (√).
STUDY FINDS TWINS ARE ALSO 'MIRROR IMAGES'
0 Even Even
have trouble and others don't even try to tell them apart
00 but an Australian study has revealed many twins are not just identical
000 (√) are 'mirror images' of each other. Adelaide University researchers found many
identical twins were the reverse of each other
one right-handed and the other
left-handed, for example. The study also found
some identical twins with finger
prints that coresponded on opposite hands
and birth marks that were mirrored.
The findings have called into question the
tradicional belief that identical twins
tend to be carbon copies of each other.
Researchers stumbled upon the discovery
when examining the symmetry of twins'
finger prints and teeth. The study suggests
that twinning may ocur as the body is
working out what is right and left. Twins
Patrick and Michael Gilbey, aged four,
are the spiting image of each other. Yet
they are not exactly the same. Michael,
the older of the duo, is right-handed,
while Patrick is left-handed. Their mother,
Sally Gilbey, said the twins mirror
tendancies started to show when they began pre-school last year. When they
were born, doctor's were unsure if they were even identical because Michael
had a lower birth wait, but he has since caught up.
Ms Gilbey said she has
herd of cases where mirror-image twins have their appendix located on the
opposite side of the body.
People always ask me how I can tell the boys apart,
but I don't have a problem unless they are on their own', she said.
Eight of these expressions are wrong. Correct them.
like a horse in a china shop
as white as paper
to sleep like a car
like a fish out of water
as cool as a courgette
like a red cloth to a bull
like a bear with a sore paw
as quick as a cheetah
as strong as an ox
as light as a hair
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