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WORD PAIRS

Complete the sentences with these word pairs using them as nouns.
1 There was a great________________ among the residents when the authorities decided to close
down the public swimming pool.
2 The _____________________ of the island were almost wiped out by the catastrophic volcanic
eruptions.
3 Working irregular hours is_________________________ of a journalist's job.
4 One of the unsavoury features of many big cities is the large number of__________________ on the
streets.
5 Life is rarely easy. Most of us at some time or other have to go through_______________________.
7 I am not interested in the____________________________; I just want to know the plain facts.
9 The new housing estate will not be just___________________________ it; will come with parks
and fields.

Complete the sentences with these word pairs using them as verbs. Make changes to the
verb forms wherever applicable.
1 Although the prices of houses have dropped, many people prefer to_________________ before
committing themselves.
2 He could not sleep a wink as he_____________________ the whole night, thinking about the
impending trial.
4 There will be a solution to
to___________________________.

the

problem

only

if

both

parties

are

prepared

5 Peter is not one of those who will______________________________ when the company runs into
dire straits.
6 The speaker stood on the platform _______________________ away about the high cost of living
and the scarcity of jobs.
8 Even though she has hurt you, you should_________________________ if you want to be happy.
10 By the time he reached the third floor, the old man was already___________________________.

Complete the sentences with these word pairs using them as adjectives.
1 As the contract had been signed under duress, it was declared__________________________.
2. Andy is too _____________________ to appreciate your dirty jokes.
3 Alice will stand up for herself as she is too _________________________________ .
4 The ordinary citizens are more concerned about ______________________ issues than about
democratic ideals.

Find the words below


in the grid to the left.

afraid

embarrassed

relaxed

angry

excited

sad

awkward

exhausted

safe

bored

frightened

scared

cold

furious

strange

comfortable

happy

thirsty

confident

hot

tired

confused

hungry

uncomfortable

cool

itchy

warm

depressed

mad

weak

dizzy

nervous

worried