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News quiz 2013

VOCABULARY REVIEW AND PRACTICE 1

A. Match the verbs in the left column with the noun phrases in the right to make collocations from the news quiz. The first one has been done for you.

1.

caused

2.

met

3.

make

4.

bid

5.

win

6.

was laid

7.

step down

8.

take

9.

draw

10. claimed

News quiz 2013 VOCABULARY REVIEW AND PRACTICE 1 A. Match the verbs in the left column

his death

a backlash

headlines

as the leader

to rest

the trophy

to a close

farewell

the lives office

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Try to remember in what context the above collocations were used.

What stories made headlines in your country last year? Did any important figures step down? Did any of the government’s decisions cause a backlash?

B. Match the verbs in the first column with the adjectives in the second and the nouns in the third. The first one has been done for you.

1. was elected a lot of media 2. caused as Prime 3. receive as the new
1.
was elected
a lot of media
2.
caused
as Prime
3.
receive
as the new
4.
provide
massive
5.
won
their last
6.
came up
a nest
7.
pay
the men’s
8.
serve
with a controversial

final plan destruction egg (for his family) head respects Minister attention

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C. Insert the words in bold into the “forks” below. Make sure that each word in bold goes with ALL three words in the fork.

civil

ground-breaking

 

former

massive

 

controversial

outrageous

poor

economic

 

explosion

war

9.

destruction

  • 10. rights

 
 

scale

servant

 
 

research

issue

  • 11. study

 
  • 12. figure

 
 

TV drama / series

 

plan

 
 

Prime Minister

 

clothes

  • 13. child star

 
  • 14. behaviour

 
 

teammate

performance

 
 

growth

health

  • 15. reform

   
  • 16. performance

 

collapse

quality

D. Rewrite the following sentences using the Passive so that the meaning is the same. Then look back at the news quiz to check your answers.

The Philippines suffered the most as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.

= The Philippines were ____________________________________________.

Thousands of new words make their way into the English language every year.

Thousands of new English words are ________________________________.

Pope Francis became the new head of the Catholic Church.

= Pope Francis was ________________________________________.

Many European supermarkets removed meat products from the shelves.

= Meat products were___________________________________sale.

Snowden received asylum in Russia.

= Snowden was ____________________________________________.

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E. For each of the words in the first box find a partner from the second box.

newly born

undercover

computer

terminally

meat

sci-fi

massive

of his own

economic

former

 

prime minister

baby

will

products

ill

movie

specialist

collapse

explosion

cop

Do you remember in what context the above collocations were used? Photo by Alex Alishevskikh via
Do you remember in what context the above collocations were used?
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News quiz 2013

VOCABULARY REVIEW AND PRACTICE 2

These words appeared in the news quiz 2013.

numerous

economic

outrageous

recorded

tragic

last

controversial

massive

Insert them where they belong in the sentences below.

  • 1 Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in history, swept

  • 2 through the Philippines causing destruction.

  • 3 Thousands of people gathered in the small village of Qunu to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela

  • 4 In order to save the country from collapse, the government of Cyprus

  • 5 came up with a plan to tax bank deposits. The decision caused a

  • 6 backlash among the local population and expats living on the island

  • 7 The Fast & Furious star Paul Walker met his death in a car crash.

  • 8 Former child star Myley Cyrus caused controversy with her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013.

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