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WORD BANK - CAE Today's phrase: "to be ........

of hearing"
Sorry, but you'll have to speak up. I'm rather ........ of hearing. deaf weak hard poor

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You'll just have to ........ your pride and apologise to him. 2. He found the manager's decision to drop his campaign very hard to ......... 3. There are fears that the larger company will completely ........ up its smaller competitors.

Today's word: "DEMONSTRATE"


1. There was a ........ of martial arts at the sports centre today. 2. She's not a very ........ person. She finds it very difficult to show any affection towards people. 3. Several ........ were arrested today after violence broke out during a march in the city.

WORD BANK - CAE Today's phrase: "to be ........ of hearing"


Sorry, but you'll have to speak up. I'm rather ........ of hearing. deaf weak hard poor

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You'll just have to ........ your pride and apologise to him. 2. He found the manager's decision to drop his campaign very hard to ......... 3. There are fears that the larger company will completely ........ up its smaller competitors.

Today's word: "DEMONSTRATE"


1. There was a ........ of martial arts at the sports centre today. 2. She's not a very ........ person. She finds it very difficult to show any affection towards people. 3. Several ........ were arrested today after violence broke out during a march in the city.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to go to bed"


I think I'll turn ........ for the night. I've got an early start in the morning. up in round down

Today's word: "FULFIL"


1. I get a real sense of ........ about a job that is well done. 2. It was a very ........ experience and one that I would certainly recommend. 3. He felt very ........ in his job and wanted to leave.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I shouted at the ........ of my voice but he didn't hear me. 2. Could you tell me what the sales figures were for last month off the ........ of your head? 3. I'm going into the office early today to try to get on ........ of my work.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to go to bed"


I think I'll turn ........ for the night. I've got an early start in the morning. up in round down

Today's word: "FULFIL"


1. I get a real sense of ........ about a job that is well done. 2. It was a very ........ experience and one that I would certainly recommend. 3. He felt very ........ in his job and wanted to leave.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I shouted at the ........ of my voice but he didn't hear me. 2. Could you tell me what the sales figures were for last month off the ........ of your head? 3. I'm going into the office early today to try to get on ........ of my work.

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Today's phrase: "........ sense"


She's very intelligent but has no idea how to make practical decisions. She really has no ........ sense. common normal ordinary usual

Today's word: "TOLERANCE"


1. You need to be a great deal more ........ if you want to get on better with people. 2. I had to complain to the neighbours in the end as the noise was ........ . 3. I listened very ........ to his speech without interrupting, even though I strongly disagreed.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It was a very lively discussion and lots of people ........ questions at the speaker. 2. It was an interesting book that really ........ my imagination. 3. He was ........ from work for being consistently late over a long period of time.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "........ sense"


She's very intelligent but has no idea how to make practical decisions. She really has no ........ sense. common normal ordinary usual

Today's word: "TOLERANCE"


1. You need to be a great deal more ........ if you want to get on better with people. 2. I had to complain to the neighbours in the end as the noise was ........ . 3. I listened very ........ to his speech without interrupting, even though I strongly disagreed.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It was a very lively discussion and lots of people ........ questions at the speaker. 2. It was an interesting book that really ........ my imagination. 3. He was ........ from work for being consistently late over a long period of time.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to be free of ........"


There's nothing to pay for the service at all. It's completely free of ........ . charge price value cost

Today's word: "MOTIVATE"


1. Police say there seems to have been no ........ for the attack. 2. He's already a millionaire. It sometimes makes you wonder what his ........ is for continuing to work so hard. 3. I've not been feeling very ........ lately. I just can't seem to get down to any work.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Myself and a friend play a ........ of golf at least once a month. 2. It was a very well received speech that earned a ........ of applause from the delegates. 3. Whose turn is it to buy the next ........? My glass is empty.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to be free of ........"


There's nothing to pay for the service at all. It's completely free of ........ . charge price value cost

Today's word: "MOTIVATE"


1. Police say there seems to have been no ........ for the attack. 2. He's already a millionaire. It sometimes makes you wonder what his ........ is for continuing to work so hard. 3. I've not been feeling very ........ lately. I just can't seem to get down to any work.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Myself and a friend play a ........ of golf at least once a month. 2. It was a very well received speech that earned a ........ of applause from the delegates. 3. Whose turn is it to buy the next ........? My glass is empty.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ through your fingers"


The police almost caught the man on several occasions but he kept ...... through their fingers.

slipping

falling

dropping

going

Today's word: "FORGIVE"


1. I think you should try to show a little ........ rather than making him feel guilty all the time. 2. His behaviour was totally ........ . I've never been so offended in all my life. 3. He was very difficult to work with and was often accused of being very ..........

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. We don't usually go out at weekends as a ........, but we've decided to treat ourselves to a trip to the cinema this week. 2. As a ........ of thumb you should add double the amount of water to the mixture. 3. There have been several reports of human rights abuses under his ........

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ through your fingers"


The police almost caught the man on several occasions but he kept ...... through their fingers.

slipping

falling

dropping

going

Today's word: "FORGIVE"


1. I think you should try to show a little ........ rather than making him feel guilty all the time. 2. His behaviour was totally ........ . I've never been so offended in all my life. 3. He was very difficult to work with and was often accused of being very ..........

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. We don't usually go out at weekends as a ........, but we've decided to treat ourselves to a trip to the cinema this week. 2. As a ........ of thumb you should add double the amount of water to the mixture. 3. There have been several reports of human rights abuses under his ........

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "frame of ........"


I don't think I'm in the right frame of ........ to sit an exam. I don't seem to be able to concentrate. mind thought attitude feeling

Today's word: "ENTHUSE"


1. He's a real ........ and goes training at least three times a week. 2. The main quality he brings to the job is his ......... 3. She always approaches everything she does for charity ......... and energetically.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You really made me ........, creeping up on me like that! 2. We should try not to ........ to conclusions. It may turn out to be a perfectly good film. 3. This woman came walking into the bank and proceeded to ........ the queue.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "frame of ........"


I don't think I'm in the right frame of ........ to sit an exam. I don't seem to be able to concentrate. mind thought attitude feeling

Today's word: "ENTHUSE"


1. He's a real ........ and goes training at least three times a week. 2. The main quality he brings to the job is his ......... 3. She always approaches everything she does for charity ......... and energetically.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You really made me ........, creeping up on me like that! 2. We should try not to ........ to conclusions. It may turn out to be a perfectly good film. 3. This woman came walking into the bank and proceeded to ........ the queue.

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Today's phrasal verb means: "to believe something to be true and to be deceived"
We played a trick on her but she didn't ........ for it. She realised straight away that we were teasing her. go fall play take

Today's word: "FACE"


1. If you look at the drawing on the ........ page you will see an example. 2. I've booked my girlfriend a ........ at the beauticians for her birthday. 3. It was a really boring conference, full of ........ men in grey suits.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He's a journalist for the local paper and writes a ........ on political issues. 2. You need to highlight the first ........ in your table with the mouse. 3. There was a ........ of smoke rising from the burning building.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to believe something to be true and to be deceived"
We played a trick on her but she didn't ........ for it. She realised straight away that we were teasing her. go fall play take

Today's word: "FACE"


1. If you look at the drawing on the ........ page you will see an example. 2. I've booked my girlfriend a ........ at the beauticians for her birthday. 3. It was a really boring conference, full of ........ men in grey suits.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He's a journalist for the local paper and writes a ........ on political issues. 2. You need to highlight the first ........ in your table with the mouse. 3. There was a ........ of smoke rising from the burning building.

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Today's word: "RESPECT"


1. That's a very ........ score to get for the test. You should be pleased with yourself. 2. Their parents have always been careful to ensure their children are ........ towards other people. 3. She's a well ........ member of the church.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You're not off the ........ yet. The police may still want to speak to you about the robbery. 2. I'm going to try and ........ my parents up to the Internet so they can find out what it's all about. 3. There was a ........ on the top of the pot to allow you to hang it from the ceiling.

Today's phrase: "to drop the ........"


We obviously have totally different views so shall we drop the ........? issue point subject topic

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's word: "RESPECT"


1. That's a very ........ score to get for the test. You should be pleased with yourself. 2. Their parents have always been careful to ensure their children are ........ towards other people. 3. She's a well ........ member of the church.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You're not off the ........ yet. The police may still want to speak to you about the robbery. 2. I'm going to try and ........ my parents up to the Internet so they can find out what it's all about. 3. There was a ........ on the top of the pot to allow you to hang it from the ceiling.

Today's phrase: "to drop the ........"


We obviously have totally different views so shall we drop the ........? issue point subject topic

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to be ........ skinned"


Don't worry. She won't mind being criticised. She's very ........ skinned and doesn't easily get upset.

wide

fat

deep

thick

Today's word: "NEIGHBOUR"


1. There have been a lot of burglaries in the ........ recently. 2. They're thinking of buying an apartment in the ........ village. 3. The people who live near us are so ........ . If you ever need any help they are always available.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The message was written in ........ and was impossible to read. 2. The club has a very strict dress ........ and you will not be allowed in unless you're dressed in a suit and tie. 3. Could you tell me what the area ........ is for London, please?

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's phrase: "to be ........ skinned"


Don't worry. She won't mind being criticised. She's very ........ skinned and doesn't easily get upset.

wide

fat

deep

thick

Today's word: "NEIGHBOUR"


1. There have been a lot of burglaries in the ........ recently. 2. They're thinking of buying an apartment in the ........ village. 3. The people who live near us are so ........ . If you ever need any help they are always available.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The message was written in ........ and was impossible to read. 2. The club has a very strict dress ........ and you will not be allowed in unless you're dressed in a suit and tie. 3. Could you tell me what the area ........ is for London, please?

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's word: "TIME"


1. That film is ........ . It's been around for years and is still as enjoyable as it ever was. 2. Your ........ is absolutely awful. You always manage to arrive at the wrong moment. 3. I think the ........ on the washing machine is faulty.

Today's phrasal verb means: "to recover from a cold"


I don't seem to be able to ........ off this cold. I've had it for weeks! brush shake throw cast

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I suppose asking for a pay rise is out of the ........? 2. The lawyer was criticised for asking the witness a loaded ........ 3. Your ability to do the job is not in ........ . It's whether or not you might be happier in another department.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's word: "TIME"


1. That film is ........ . It's been around for years and is still as enjoyable as it ever was. 2. Your ........ is absolutely awful. You always manage to arrive at the wrong moment. 3. I think the ........ on the washing machine is faulty.

Today's phrasal verb means: "to recover from a cold"


I don't seem to be able to ........ off this cold. I've had it for weeks! brush shake throw cast

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I suppose asking for a pay rise is out of the ........? 2. The lawyer was criticised for asking the witness a loaded ........ 3. Your ability to do the job is not in ........ . It's whether or not you might be happier in another department.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's word: "LIMIT"


1. There are several ........ of the new software which make it rather impractical. 2. Season ticket holders have the freedom of ........ use of the facilities. 3. The post office say they are going to produce a ........ edition of the new set of stamps. These should ultimately prove to be quite valuable.

Today's phrase: "to step out of ........"


She's a very strict teacher. If any of her students step out of ........ she gets really angry. place order line position

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. There was a minute's silence to ........ the anniversary of the tragedy. 2. Our predictions were completely wide of the ......... and far too optimistic. 3. He was determined to leave his ........ on the company and to be remembered as a great manager.

WORD BANK - CAE

Today's word: "LIMIT"


1. There are several ........ of the new software which make it rather impractical. 2. Season ticket holders have the freedom of ........ use of the facilities. 3. The post office say they are going to produce a ........ edition of the new set of stamps. These should ultimately prove to be quite valuable.

Today's phrase: "to step out of ........"


She's a very strict teacher. If any of her students step out of ........ she gets really angry. place order line position

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. There was a minute's silence to ........ the anniversary of the tragedy. 2. Our predictions were completely wide of the ......... and far too optimistic. 3. He was determined to leave his ........ on the company and to be remembered as a great manager.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ offence"


You won't ........ offence if I don't go out with you this weekend, will you? I've made other plans. Take feel have get

Today's phrasal verb means: "to decorate or repair an old building"


They've bought an old farmhouse in the country and are planning to spend the next year ........ it up. fixing doing making taking

Today's word: "STYLE"


1. He wears such nice clothes. He always looks so ........ . 2. She's training to be a hair ........ . 3. Both painters belong to the same movement but ........ their works are fundamentally different.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It's freezing cold out here. Don't you think it's time to ....... back home? 2. The new police chief is to ........ an investigation into corruption amongst his officers. 3. I couldn't believe it when the defender managed to ........ the ball into the back of the net during the last few seconds of the football match.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ offence"


You won't ........ offence if I don't go out with you this weekend, will you? I've made other plans. Take feel have get

Today's phrasal verb means: "to decorate or repair an old building"


They've bought an old farmhouse in the country and are planning to spend the next year ........ it up. fixing doing making taking

Today's word: "STYLE"


1. He wears such nice clothes. He always looks so ........ . 2. She's training to be a hair ........ . 3. Both painters belong to the same movement but ........ their works are fundamentally different.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It's freezing cold out here. Don't you think it's time to ....... back home? 2. The new police chief is to ........ an investigation into corruption amongst his officers. 3. I couldn't believe it when the defender managed to ........ the ball into the back of the net during the last few seconds of the football match.

Today's phrasal verb means: "to relax after doing something strenuous or difficult"
After a busy day in the office I like to ........ down with a good book in front of the fire. wear cool turn wind

Today's word: "RULE"


1. The ........ of the country are not interested in democracy 2. I wish parents would tell their children off when they behave in an ........ way. 3. At the end of the appeal the judge ........ the jury's decision.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The police have just announced that they are following up a new ........ from a member of the public, which may solve the crime. 2. Have you seen that film in which Hugh Grant plays the ........ ? 3. Brazil have taken the ......... with just 3 minutes to go before the end of the match.

Today's phrasal verb means: "to relax after doing something strenuous or difficult"
After a busy day in the office I like to ........ down with a good book in front of the fire. wear cool turn wind

Today's word: "RULE"


1. The ........ of the country are not interested in democracy 2. I wish parents would tell their children off when they behave in an ........ way. 3. At the end of the appeal the judge ........ the jury's decision.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The police have just announced that they are following up a new ........ from a member of the public, which may solve the crime. 2. Have you seen that film in which Hugh Grant plays the ........ ? 3. Brazil have taken the ......... with just 3 minutes to go before the end of the match.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "a ........ course"


I'm taking an intensive two-day ........ course in computing. I want to learn the basics quickly before I start my new job.
splash crash smash flash

Today's word: "PERSUADE"


1. You need to be quite ........ if you want to work in sales. 2. Despite all his powers of ........, I refused to take him up on his offer. 3. They bought the product mainly due to the ........ of the advert.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Watch out! That wire is ........ and you'll get an electric shock if you touch it. 2. The charity concert will be broadcast ........ to eighty countries simultaneously. 3. The show is filmed before a ........ studio audience, so the laughter you hear is all genuine.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "a ........ course"


I'm taking an intensive two-day ........ course in computing. I want to learn the basics quickly before I start my new job.
splash crash smash flash

Today's word: "PERSUADE"


1. You need to be quite ........ if you want to work in sales. 2. Despite all his powers of ........, I refused to take him up on his offer. 3. They bought the product mainly due to the ........ of the advert.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Watch out! That wire is ........ and you'll get an electric shock if you touch it. 2. The charity concert will be broadcast ........ to eighty countries simultaneously. 3. The show is filmed before a ........ studio audience, so the laughter you hear is all genuine.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to have more work to do than you can manage"
I'm sorry I can't make the meeting today. I'm snowed ........ with projects to finish. in up under over

Today's word: "CHILD"


1. Don't be so ........! Act your age and stop throwing things around. 2. He spent most of his ........ living with his aunt and uncle. 3. The medicine bottle has a ........ top, so it should be safe.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. 2. 3. It didn't ........ my notice that you were late for work today. The sportsman managed to ........ serious injury even though he was badly fouled. The prisoners tried to ........ from their cells last night.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to have more work to do than you can manage"
I'm sorry I can't make the meeting today. I'm snowed ........ with projects to finish. in up under over

Today's word: "CHILD"


1. Don't be so ........! Act your age and stop throwing things around. 2. He spent most of his ........ living with his aunt and uncle. 3. The medicine bottle has a ........ top, so it should be safe.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


4. 5. 6. It didn't ........ my notice that you were late for work today. The sportsman managed to ........ serious injury even though he was badly fouled. The prisoners tried to ........ from their cells last night.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to stay in bed later than usual in the morning"
I won't be getting to bed until the early hours of the morning so I think I'll lie ........ tomorrow. on down in back

Today's word: "PRECISE"


1. The jeweller worked on the bracelet with the upmost ........ . 2. The witness gave rather an ........ description of the man, which did not offer the police much to go on. 3. That's ........ what I meant. The Government need to do more for the unemployed.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was refused ......... into the country because he didn't have a valid visa. 2. The first competition ........ to be picked by the computer will win ten thousand dollars. 3. The computer firm advertised a number of vacancies for data ........ clerks.

Today's phrasal verb means: "to stay in bed later than usual in the morning"
I won't be getting to bed until the early hours of the morning so I think I'll lie ........ tomorrow. on down in back

Today's word: "PRECISE"


1. The jeweller worked on the bracelet with the upmost ........ . 2. The witness gave rather an ........ description of the man, which did not offer the police much to go on. 3. That's ........ what I meant. The Government need to do more for the unemployed.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was refused ......... into the country because he didn't have a valid visa. 2. The first competition ........ to be picked by the computer will win ten thousand dollars. 3. The computer firm advertised a number of vacancies for data ........ clerks.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ a shadow"


The sun shining on the trees ........ a shadow across the field.
shone set cast threw

Today's word: "ORIGIN"


1. Where does this sculpture ........ from? 2. Well, ........ we'd planned to go to France for our holiday but then we realised our passports were out of date. 3. Is this an ........ piece of work or have you copied it from somewhere?

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Whisk the milk into the flour until it has a ......... consistency without any lumps whatsoever. 2. Many students find the transition from school to university less than ........, especially if they are away from their families for the first time. 3. I don't trust that car salesman. He's far too ........ for my liking!

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ a shadow"


The sun shining on the trees ........ a shadow across the field.
shone set cast threw

Today's word: "ORIGIN"


1. Where does this sculpture ........ from? 2. Well, ........ we'd planned to go to France for our holiday but then we realised our passports were out of date. 3. Is this an ........ piece of work or have you copied it from somewhere?

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Whisk the milk into the flour until it has a ......... consistency without any lumps whatsoever. 2. Many students find the transition from school to university less than ........, especially if they are away from their families for the first time. 3. I don't trust that car salesman. He's far too ........ for my liking!

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to rain heavily"


I'm fed up with this weather. It's been ........ down with rain all afternoon. sliding pouring slipping washing

Today's word: "SINCERE"


1. The thing I value most in a person is ........ . 2. I don't know why she believes everything he tells her. He's so ........ . 3. You're the best team of people I've ever worked with, and I mean that most ........ .

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Money can only be withdrawn from the bank account when it has reached its ........, i.e. at the end of the investment period. 2. People believe there is a difference in ........ between boys and girls and that girls seem to grow up faster. 3. Her actions during the fire showed great ........ for a girl aged only 11.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to rain heavily"


I'm fed up with this weather. It's been ........ down with rain all afternoon. sliding pouring slipping washing

Today's word: "SINCERE"


1. The thing I value most in a person is ........ . 2. I don't know why she believes everything he tells her. He's so ........ . 3. You're the best team of people I've ever worked with, and I mean that most ........ .

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Money can only be withdrawn from the bank account when it has reached its ........, i.e. at the end of the investment period. 2. People believe there is a difference in ........ between boys and girls and that girls seem to grow up faster. 3. Her actions during the fire showed great ........ for a girl aged only 11.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ a word"


Don't ........ a word of this to anyone, it's confidential, but I think John is going to resign from his job.

spread

breathe

tell

speak

Today's word: "NUMBER"


1. Could you put the figures in ........ order to make them easier to check. 2. We were totally ........ but still managed to hold our own against the opposition. 3. You have had ........ warnings about your attitude and still you insist on misbehaving.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He has a small vegetable ......... at the bottom of the garden. 2. I had to wear an eye ........ for a week following the accident. 3. There was an icy ........ on the road that caused the car to skid.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ a word"


Don't ........ a word of this to anyone, it's confidential, but I think John is going to resign from his job.

spread

breathe

tell

speak

Today's word: "NUMBER"


1. Could you put the figures in ........ order to make them easier to check. 2. We were totally ........ but still managed to hold our own against the opposition. 3. You have had ........ warnings about your attitude and still you insist on misbehaving.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He has a small vegetable ......... at the bottom of the garden. 2. I had to wear an eye ........ for a week following the accident. 3. There was an icy ........ on the road that caused the car to skid.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to start"


The arrest of the youth in the early hours of this morning ........ off some of the worst riots seen in the area. started created triggered took

Today's word: "DETERMINE"


1. The fossil was of an ........ age as it was not in particularly good condition. 2. The hikers set off at a ........ time, having arranged everything the day before. 3. He showed a great deal of ........ to reach the mountain peak despite the atrocious weather conditions.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The new car goes into ........ next year. 2. At university we put in a ......... of Shakespeare's play 'Othello'. 3. The company has set a target to increase its ........ by 50 per cent.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to start"


The arrest of the youth in the early hours of this morning ........ off some of the worst riots seen in the area. started created triggered took

Today's word: "DETERMINE"


1. The fossil was of an ........ age as it was not in particularly good condition. 2. The hikers set off at a ........ time, having arranged everything the day before. 3. He showed a great deal of ........ to reach the mountain peak despite the atrocious weather conditions.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. The new car goes into ........ next year. 2. At university we put in a ......... of Shakespeare's play 'Othello'. 3. The company has set a target to increase its ........ by 50 per cent.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ something simply"


To ........ it simply, the company is facing serious economic problems.
Put say make describe

Today's word: "QUESTION"


1. It's highly ........ whether he'll attend the meeting. Relations between the two countries are not good. 2. Would you mind filling in this ........ ? It should only take a few minutes. 3. She's ........ the best manager I've ever worked for. She has a wonderful ability to motivate people.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I was so tired I wanted to ........ off during the lecture. 2. I thought she'd never ........ the subject. You could see people were getting embarrassed. 3. Her parents were worried that she would ........ out of school before completing her exams.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ something simply"


To ........ it simply, the company is facing serious economic problems.
Put say make describe

Today's word: "QUESTION"


1. It's highly ........ whether he'll attend the meeting. Relations between the two countries are not good. 2. Would you mind filling in this ........ ? It should only take a few minutes. 3. She's ........ the best manager I've ever worked for. She has a wonderful ability to motivate people.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. I was so tired I wanted to ........ off during the lecture. 2. I thought she'd never ........ the subject. You could see people were getting embarrassed. 3. Her parents were worried that she would ........ out of school before completing her exams.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to relax in a chair"


As soon as I get in there's nothing I like better than to ........ into the chair with a nice cup of coffee. enter sink slot get

Today's word: "CONCLUDE"


1. The result of the experiment turned out to be ........ . There was no real evidence one way or the other. 2. The study showed ........ that smoking is bad for your health. 3. Your essay is fine apart from the ........, which is a little short.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It took a while to understand but I finally got the ........ of it. 2. Don't give up. Just ........ in there till the end. 3. The thought of my visit to the dentist is going to ........ over me until it's over.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to relax in a chair"


As soon as I get in there's nothing I like better than to ........ into the chair with a nice cup of coffee. enter sink slot get

Today's word: "CONCLUDE"


1. The result of the experiment turned out to be ........ . There was no real evidence one way or the other. 2. The study showed ........ that smoking is bad for your health. 3. Your essay is fine apart from the ........, which is a little short.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. It took a while to understand but I finally got the ........ of it. 2. Don't give up. Just ........ in there till the end. 3. The thought of my visit to the dentist is going to ........ over me until it's over.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ the truth"


You shouldn't try to work so hard. Come on, ........ the truth. You aren't as young as you used to be.

face

watch

see

view

Today's word: "POWER"


1. I felt totally ........ not being able to help in any way. 2. I found him rather ........ and intimidating. 3. The aim of the group was to ........ those less fortunate in society.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You will be hearing from us in due ......... 2. The two cars were on a collision ........ when one of the drivers managed to swerve off the road. 3. Over the ........ of several months the police built up a wealth of evidence that implicated the suspect.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrase: "to ........ the truth"


You shouldn't try to work so hard. Come on, ........ the truth. You aren't as young as you used to be.

face

watch

see

view

Today's word: "POWER"


1. I felt totally ........ not being able to help in any way. 2. I found him rather ........ and intimidating. 3. The aim of the group was to ........ those less fortunate in society.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. You will be hearing from us in due ......... 2. The two cars were on a collision ........ when one of the drivers managed to swerve off the road. 3. Over the ........ of several months the police built up a wealth of evidence that implicated the suspect.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to take money out of a bank account"
I've got to go to the bank to ........ some money out. get pull draw check

Today's word: "MATHS"


1. He is a top ........ at Oxford University. 2. I'm sorry, but that's ........ impossible. It can't add up to that. 3. She has a very ........ method of working things out.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was offered a ........ in a local stage play. 2. We were waiting to be seen for the best ........ of 2 hours! 3. She didn't want to take ........ in the game as she was a little shy.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to take money out of a bank account"
I've got to go to the bank to ........ some money out. get pull draw check

Today's word: "MATHS"


1. He is a top ........ at Oxford University. 2. I'm sorry, but that's ........ impossible. It can't add up to that. 3. She has a very ........ method of working things out.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was offered a ........ in a local stage play. 2. We were waiting to be seen for the best ........ of 2 hours! 3. She didn't want to take ........ in the game as she was a little shy.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to not work properly"


My car has been ........ up this week. I'm taking it into the garage to have it looked at. stopping hanging working playing

Today's word: "PREFER"


1. Do you have a ........ as to which film we go to see? 2. I think it will be ........ if you wait outside until we've finished our discussion. 3. Although one of his relatives organised the competition he claims he did not receive any ........ treatment.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was a major ........ in the 19th century and influenced many artists of his generation. 2. 'As sick as a parrot' is a ........ of speech and means 'very disappointed'. 3. It took a while but I was finally able to ........ out the answer.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to not work properly"


My car has been ........ up this week. I'm taking it into the garage to have it looked at. stopping hanging working playing

Today's word: "PREFER"


1. Do you have a ........ as to which film we go to see? 2. I think it will be ........ if you wait outside until we've finished our discussion. 3. Although one of his relatives organised the competition he claims he did not receive any ........ treatment.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He was a major ........ in the 19th century and influenced many artists of his generation. 2. 'As sick as a parrot' is a ........ of speech and means 'very disappointed'. 3. It took a while but I was finally able to ........ out the answer.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to accumulate"


I've got so many things piling ... at work. I might have to work late to get things finished. up at on in

Today's word: "COURAGE"


1. My parents were always ........ me from going into the theatre as a profession. They wanted me to be a doctor. 2. Our teacher gives us loads of ........ when we feel a little fed up with our lessons. She really knows how to motivate us. 3. It was a very ........ decision to quit her job and start up her own business.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He likes to get up early and even at weekends he's up at the ........ of dawn. 2. The police issued a warning that they intend to ........ down on anti-social behaviour. 3. There was a tiny ........ in the antique vase yet it was still said to be valuable.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to accumulate"


I've got so many things piling ... at work. I might have to work late to get things finished. up at on in

Today's word: "COURAGE"


1. My parents were always ........ me from going into the theatre as a profession. They wanted me to be a doctor. 2. Our teacher gives us loads of ........ when we feel a little fed up with our lessons. She really knows how to motivate us. 3. It was a very ........ decision to quit her job and start up her own business.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. He likes to get up early and even at weekends he's up at the ........ of dawn. 2. The police issued a warning that they intend to ........ down on anti-social behaviour. 3. There was a tiny ........ in the antique vase yet it was still said to be valuable.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to join in and help with an activity"
Come on. If we all pitch ........ we can get this job done in no time at all. in off out up

Today's word: "EXHIBIT"


1. Have you been to see that ........ of modern art in town yet? 2. He's always getting up on the table at parties showing everyone how well he can sing. He's a real ........ . 3. One of the ........ at the Trade Show is on the phone.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Could you ........ the curtains please? It's beginning to get dark outside. 2. It's easy to ........ the conclusion that nobody in Government cares about the elderly. 3. I've got to go to the bank to ........ some money out.

WORD BANK

- CAE

Today's phrasal verb means: "to join in and help with an activity"
Come on. If we all pitch ........ we can get this job done in no time at all. in off out up

Today's word: "EXHIBIT"


1. Have you been to see that ........ of modern art in town yet? 2. He's always getting up on the table at parties showing everyone how well he can sing. He's a real ........ . 3. One of the ........ at the Trade Show is on the phone.

Which one word fits all three sentences?


1. Could you ........ the curtains please? It's beginning to get dark outside. 2. It's easy to ........ the conclusion that nobody in Government cares about the elderly. 3. I've got to go to the bank to ........ some money out.

Today's phrase: "a regular ........"

One day I hope to find work on a regular ........ instead of the odd day here and there.

pattern

basis

foundation

standard

Today's word: "SETTLE"


1. The weather continues to be ........ with sunshine and showers predicted for the rest of the week. 2. It was a really ........ experience and not something that I'd like to go through again. 3. Archeologists claim to have discovered the earliest ........ ever found in this country.