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1 Read the text and decide which option (A, B, C or D) best fits each space.

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A strangely

B

unusually

2

A business

B

industry

3

A attention

B

curing

4

A fanatic

B

activist

5

A singular

B

particular

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Atorn

B

scraped

C evidently

C trade

C

treatment

C

extremist

C

special

C grazed

D

surprisingly

D

commerce

D

therapy

D

militant

D

peculiar

D

sprained

Underline the most suitable option in each sentence.

I After I drank a cup of black coffee I felt wide awake/awoken/woken.

2 These tablets may make you feel dazed/dozy/drowsy so dont drive.

3 I ve been working for twelve hours and I feel exhausting/tiresome/worn

4 The doctor said I was all in/run down/stale and gave me some vitamins.

5 Bill's father is impaired/immobile/invalid, andneeds a wheelchair to get around.

6 After walking for miles over the mountains, my feet were limp/sore/sprained.

7 Annneeds a holiday. She has been under alot of depression/pain/stresslately.

8 The authorities are worried about the increase in drug abuse/disuse/misuse'

9 I told the doctor that climbing the stairs left me catching/gasping/pantingfor

breath. Mary spent a week in bed with an attack/a case/an outbreak of rheumatism.

out.

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3 Complete the texts by writing a form of the word in CAPITALS in each space.

Bottled water is expensive, unreliable and has no health benefits

- at least, that's the view of Water Board chief Bill Tyson. To

(1)

tr:1qh.u19trr:

what good value for money ordinary tap

water still represents, Tyson is running a campaign promoting good old-fashioned tap water and, by implication, criticizing bottled

water. He claims that there is little to (2) bottled water from tap water, since there are often discrepancies

between the actual mineral (3)

and what's on the label. Furthermore, he claims some bottled water

of bottled water

(4)

are blended from several sources and might

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CONTAIN

PRODUCE

even contain tap water. Furthermore, the health claims made for

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bottled water are 'fairly (5)

have no experimental basis.'

Text 2

he added, 'and

My interest in alternative medicine began when I learned

(6)

techniques to help overcome stress' I was a

student in those days, and I was impressed by the way these

techniques worked. My doctor had given me a (7)

for tranquilizers, but I found these completely (8)

SCIENCE

PRESCRIBE

EFFECT

Now I'm a fully qualified alternative (9)

'

work on the fundamental principle that most (10) '

stem from a disturbance of energy in the body.

'

, and I

.

.

. '.'.

 

PRACTICE

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VOCABULARY 13 HHALTH &FISTF{F BSPY

4 Complete each sentence with a word from the box.

chin h€el thumb shoulder throat elbow knee neck thigh wrist

f

My left boot is too tight and now IVe got a blister on my

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2

| caft talk today because I've got a really sore

3

fean twisted her

skiing and now she cant walk.

4

My arm is in plaster and so I can't bend my

 

5

Ann can't use her right hand because she's sprained her

 

6

I

pulled a muscle in my

when I was running, and now I cant walk.

7

Little |immy's mother tried to stop him sucking his

 

8

Tony injured his

by always carrying a heavy bag on a strap.

9

Peter cut himself badly on the

while shaving.

l0 Pat put both arms round my

and gave me a kiss.

5 Six people are talking about their medical experiences. Complete each space

with a suitable word. The first letter of each space is given.

I

David

 

When I was playing football, I broke my ankle and was carried off the pitch on

a stretpher

. I was taken to

c

, where the doctor put a p

cast on my leg. For the next two months I needed c

to get around with.

2

Maria

 

I'm a hospital p . You'll see me pushing trolleys or wheelchairs, or

carrying supplies from one department to another. Typically, I collect people

whove just come out of s

 

!.

, where theyve had an o

, and take

them to their w where they stay and recover.

3

Sue

 

I

was s

on the hand by a wasp, which may sound no big deal, but I'm

a

to such things. The doctor gave me some cream and put my arm in a

s

. She said I should keep the hand exposed to the air rather than put a

p

on it.

4

Kath

I've never been fat, but recently I noticed I was getting a bit f

round the

waist, and I happened to read an article that said I was 10 kilos o

for

my height, age and build. I wish I was 16 again. I had a lovely f

at that

age. Now I really have to be selective about what I eat, although I dont believe in

d

.

5

Bob

I've been having toothache and imagined I'd need to have a f

at the

dentist's. But when I went to get it checked out, she said the tooth would have to

be e

off, I was in a

. Well, after it was all over and the effect of the i

for two days and had to have painkillers.

had worn

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ADVANCED tAruGUAGffi PRACTICE

6 Match each sentence (1-10) with an explanation (a-j).

I

I

Y

2

I chuckled.

3

I grinned

4

I shook my

5

I scowled

6

I giggled

7

Iyawned

8

I

9

I choked

10 I

a I moved my eyebrows together to show disapproval.

b

c

d

e

f

0

b

h

i

j

I laughed uncontrollably, in a silly way.

I looked with wide-open eyes at the same

place for several moments.

I laughed quietly under my breath.

I opened my mouth uncontrollably to shm

boredom or tiredness.

I gave a large smile.

I moved my head from side to side

meaning'no'.

I made a threatening expression with my liipr-

I moved myhead up and down meaning'd:

I had trouble breathing because my throat was blocked.

7 Replace the words underlined in each sentence with a word from the box.

crawling

dashing

hobbling

limping

marching

raftbting

I I really enjoy walking for pleasure in the

staggering

tiptoeing

strolling

wandering

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2 After about six months babies start moving about on their hands and knees.

My sister was walking on the front part of her foot so as to make no noise along

the corridor.

The injured player began walking with one leg more easil)' than the other offthe

The drunken man was moving unsteadily from one side of the street to the other

6 Nowadays soldiers have motorized transport and do little moving on foot.

There is nothing more pleasant than walking in a leisurel)'manner along the sea

I've been moving very rapidly backrarards and forwards all day, and I'm exhausted-

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when I visit a new town I like walking with no particular purpose around looking

at the sights

I wasnt used to so much walking, and ended up moving with difficulty home, wilh

blisters on both feet.