Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Words with Multiple Meanings, Part 5 (CAE Use of English Practice, Part 4 (d))

This is my fifth post (see 'Words with Multiple Meanings' and Part 4 (a, b, c) for more like this one) about words with several meanings. These exercises can be used for vocabulary development in any intermediate+ level class, but it was especially designed for Cambridge Advanced students preparing for the Use of English paper.

Your job is to find the one word that fits into each set of sentences. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Have fun and good luck!

1. John likes to _______ animals at the zoo.
The robber didn't want to ______ attention to himself, so he hid the gun in a paper bag.
June had to _______ on her account to pay the bill.

2. Your job is to ______ questions at the gathering.
The new employee's questions came out of left ______.
The cows were grazing in a beautiful ______ of green grass.

3. Before we can eat the custard, we have to wait for it to ______.
One of the jobs of the waiter is to ______ the table.
I can't remember where I _____ down my cup of coffee.

4. She just opened up a _____ of soup for lunch.
'______ you open the window? It's so hot and stuffy in here.'
Have you ever tried to _____ tomatoes?

5. He is _____ only smart, but he is funny, too.
My daughter does _____ like dark chocolate as much as I do.
It is _____ a matter of choice; it is a matter of duty.

1. draw, 2. field, 3. set, 4. can, 5. not

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