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1. What are the chances of the film winning an Oscar?

likely
How ______________________________will win an Oscar?
2. Fewer people live in extended family units in this country nowadays.
common
It is ______________________________ to live in extended family units in this country
nowadays.

3. I don´t think you´ll find it hard to find Cynthia´s house.


difficulty
I don´t think _________________________ finding Cynthia´s house.
4. My brother Sam was very surprised to be offered the job.
came
The job offer ________________________ my brother Sam.
5. I don´t mind where we decide to go for our family holiday this year.
difference
It doesn´t __________________________ where we decide to go for our family holiday this
year.
6. Gaynor´s friends persuaded her not to get married in spring.
talked
It was Gaynor´s friends __________________getting married in spring.
7. Why did nobody tell me that the match had been cancelled?
informed
Why ___________________________the cancellation of the match?
8. Cindy intends to complain about the service in that restaurant.
going
Cindy _______________________________complaint about the service in that restaurant.
9. Could I borrow your umbrella this evening, please?
lend
Would ______________________________this evening, please?
10. She said she´d come round so I´m sure she´s on her way now.
must
She said she´d come round so ____________________on her way now.
11. What a pity he couldn´t come.
wish
I ___________________________________come.
12. I managed to finish the preparations in time.
succeeded
I _______________________________ the preparations in time.
13. It isn´t necessary to call him as he already knows about it.
have
You ________________________________call him as he already knows about it.
14. When he spoke to me he agreed that I wasn´t responsible.
fault
When he spoke to me he agreed that _____________________ .
15. She didn´t want to join in with the singing.
take
She didn´t want ______________________the singing.
16. Anya didn´t come to the dinner yesterday evening so perhaps she was ill.
must
Anya didn´t come to the dinner yesterday evening so _______________________ ill.
17. She´ll probably end up marrying him!
chances
The ______________________________end up marrying him!
18. She waved until the train could not be seen any more.
sight
She waved until the train ___________________
19. I regret speaking to him like that.
wish
I _________________________________to him like that.
20. I´m phoning because my son is too ill to talk to you.
behalf
I´m phoning _________________________my son, who is ill.
21. She isn´t in so I assume she went to the party.
must
She _______________________________ to the party.
22. We need to know how genes determine behaviour.
role
We need to know what ____________________behaviour.
23. Javier and I are completely different.
common
I __________________________ Javier.
24. I´ve not seen such a fantastic performance before.
Never
__________________________________ such a fantastic performance before.
25. I had only just arrived when he insisted on going out again.
sooner
__________________________________
Hardly has she ever been
26. She´s never been in greater need of a friend than now.
Hardly
__________________________________ in greater need of a friend.
27. They split up and then realized that they loved each other.
Only
__________________________________ did they realize that they loved each other.
28. You must never disturb someone when they are sleepwalking.
circumstances
__________________________________ disturb someone when they are sleepwalking.
29. I had only just got on the train when it left!
Barely
__________________________________ on the train when it left!
30. She never doubted that she would be able to meet the challenge.
time
__________________________________ that she would be able to meet the challenge.
31. She should get him to do more housework.
high
__________________________________ him to do more housework.
32. She said she wouldn´t fund my art course if I didn´t work harder.
threatened
She ________________________________ my art course if I didn´t work harder.
33. You didn´t tell me that the exhibition was finishing today!
neglected
You ________________________________ the exhibition was finishing today!
34. They have decided they will publish the book this summer.
published
It has been decided __________________this summer.
35. They said the principal was resigning in the summer.
be
The principal _________________________ in the summer.
36. People think that bilingual children were disadvantaged in the past.
thought
Bilingual children_________________________in the past.
37. I thought you wanted me to invite him.
impression
I was _____________________________you wanted me to invite him.
38. Nobody notices children who fail at school.
attention
No _________________________________children who fail at school.
39. Everybody should learn how to speak a second language.
taught
A second language ___________________________everybody.
40. I need a weekend away, so I booked something on the Internet.
did
I need a weekend away _______________________________ something on the Internet.
41. I object to hanging around in airports.
What
___________________________________________hanging around in airports.
42. I only got my money back after weeks of calling.
manage
Only after weeks of calling ______________________________ to get my money back.
43. A driver´s strike delayed our train.
due
Our train ____________________________ a driver´s strike.
44. I resolved the problem by taking an extra suitcase.
take
____________________________________ an extra suitcase.
45. It worries me that I don´t speak another language well.
What
____________________________________ I don´t speak another language well.
46. I have hardly ever come across such a strange man.

Seldom _________________ such a strange man.


47. Fernanda refused to wear her sister's old dress.
Not
Fernanda said that ___________________ her sister's old dress.
48. My grandfather had completely forgotten that he phoned me last night.
Recollection
My grandfather didn't __________________ phoning me last night.
49. If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have become a famous art historian.
Name
If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have __________________________ himself as
an art historian.
50. The company is unable to guarantee an allocated car-parking space to all employees.
Count
The company's employees shouldn't ______________________ allocated a car parking
space.
51. Delia said that she would no longer tolerate her colleagues being rude.
Put
'I'm not willing ____________________ from my colleagues any longer,' said Delia.
52. This holiday is within our price range, provided we don't go to the expensive restaurants in
the tourist centre.
Afford
We _____________________ as we avoid the expensive restaurants in the tourist centre.
53. It's very unlikely that Martin will win the 100 metres, as he's out of training.
Chance
Martin has almost _____________________ the 100 metres, as he's out of training.
54. Nadia's friend arrived just as she was about to leave the restaurant.
Point
Nadia was just ________________________ the restaurant when her friend arrived.
55. Paul wasn't able to leave the house all day because of the terrible weather.
Impossible
The terrible weather ___________________ Paul to leave the house all day.

56. She left her husband because he cheated on her.


REASON
__________________ her husband was because he cheated on her.
57. We stopped in an absolutely beautiful place for lunch.
WHERE
_______________________________ lunch was absolutely beautiful.
58. A girl from my town won the silver medal.
IT
________________________ who won the silver medal.
59. I like my Aunt Emily best of all my relatives.
PERSON
The ________________my relatives is my Aunt Emily.
60. I first met Serena at a conference in Berlin.
TIME
__________________________was at a conference in Berlin.
61. My grandmother was the most hardworking person I've ever known.
MORE
I've ___________________ than my grandmother.
62. Robin has not been back to his birthplace for over twenty years.
LAST
It is over twenty years ______________ to his birthplace.
63. A strike by check-staff led to all flights being delayed.
BECAUSE
There were __________ of a strike by check-in staff.
64. Everyone assumed that Dennis would sell the haunted house he inherited from his uncle.
GRANTED
People ___________ Dennis would sell the haunted house he inherited from his uncle.
65. You have to pierce the plastic film first and then you can put the tray in the microwave oven.
BEFORE
The plastic film _________________ the tray is placed in the microwave oven.
66. Everyone expects Maura to resign at the end of the month.
HAND
Maura is widely ______________ at the end of the month.
67. We missed the start of the concert because we arrived at the venue late.
BY
The concert _____________ we arrived at the venue.
68. When she was at school, Sandra was fascinated by the idea of hypnotism.
USED
Sandra _________ of hypnotism fascinating when she was at school.
69. I don't mind whether we go to the seaside or not this year.
DIFFERENCE
It doesn't ________ whether we go to the seaside or not this year.
70. It's possible that the burglars got into the building by forcing open a fire exit.
GAINED
The burglars may ____________ by forcing open a fire exit.

1. lend me your umbrella


2. not as common
3. you will have much difficulty
4. who talked her out of
5. she must be
6. came as a surprise to
7. wasn´t I informed about
8. a not as common
9. likely is it that the film you
10. make any difference

11.on behalf of
12. she must have been
13. wish I hadn´t spoken
14. chances are she´ll
15. was out of her sight
16. she succeeded in finishing
17. it wasn´t my fault
18. to take part in
19. don´t have to
20. wish he had been able to

21. must have gone


22. role genes play in determining
23. have nothing in common with
24. Never have I seen
25. No sooner had I arrived than
26. Hardly has she ever been
27. Only when they split up
28. Under no circumstances must you
29. Barely had I got

30. neglected telling me


31. are thought to have been disadvantaged
32. At no time did she doubt
33. threatened not to fund
34. should be taught to
35. Attention is paid to
36. It´s high time she got
37. what I did was book
38. was said to be resignining
39. that the book will be published
40. under the impression

41. What I object to is


42. did I manage
43. was delayed due to
44. What I did was take
45. What worries me is that
46. Seldom have I come across
47. She would not wear
48. have any recollection (at all) of
49. made/got a name for
50. count on being

51. to put up with (any) rudeness


52. can afford this/the holiday as/so long
53. no chance of winning
54. on the point of leaving
55. made it impossible for
56. The reason why she left
57. The place where we stopped for
58. It was a girl from my town
59. person I like best of all
60. The first time I met Serena

61. never known a more hardworking person


62. since Robin last went back
63. delays to all flights because
64. took it for granted that
65. has to be pierced before
66. expected to hand in her resignation
67. had started by the time
68. used to find the idea
69. make any difference to me
70. have gained access to the building