Friday, October 1, 2010

Words with Multiple Meanings, Part 4 (CAE Use of English Practice, Part 4 (c))

Are you ready for more words with multiple meanings or usages? See how many of these you can figure out. Go back and try the other lessons, Part 4 (a) and Part 4 (b). (Note to Teachers: I have changed the font colors of these exercises to black so that you can print out these sheets for your classes.)

1. My brother usually tries to _______ the bill when we go out together.
My son is almost a ______ taller than me.
They will never set ______ in that country because of the human rights abuses.

2. Let's _____ something new instead of the lasagna.
The lawyer will ______ that murder case next month.
In Star Wars, Jedi Master Yoda said, "Do, or do not. There is no _____."

3. The boss _____ up at work because we were behind in meeting our orders.
The Santa Ana winds ______ so fiercely that they knocked down some trees.
John ______ the whistle on the company for not following safety procedures.

4. You are too close to the car in front of you. You need to _____ up.
After I flew ______ from Japan, I suffered from jetlag.
In the military, you count on others watching your _____.

5. In the USA, we value the ______ to freedom of speech.
He is someone that believes it's important to try to ______ all wrongs.
The teacher wants to see you ______ away.

Answer key:

1. foot 2. try 3. blew 4. back 5.


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