Read the text below and think of the
word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in each gap.
There is an example at the beginning [
doing]. Then check the correct answers.
HOW TO EVALUATE: 1 (one) mark for each correct answer.
scoring: 15 marks
an Irish immigrant in New York named Alexander
Stewart opened a business called The Marble Dry-Goods
he gave the world something
completely new – the department store.
Before this, no-onetried to bring
together such a wide range of goods
a single roof. The
business did very.
It expanded rapidly
and soon had
staff of two thousand. For Stewart even that was not
In 1862 he moved to an eight-storey building nearby,
Stewart's Cast-Iron Palace. It was,
for many years would remain, the largest
shop in the world.
Others followed Stewart's example and
soon there were stores
many major cities in the United States. We don't
when people started
'department stores'. This expression wasn't used in print
it appeared in Harper's magazine but the way that it is used
it clear that it was already widely understood.
is certain is that department stores completely changed the
experience for millions of people. They
offered not only an enormous range of goods,
also levels of comfort, luxury and excitement previously
Almost from the start they had restaurants, toilets and many
was no need to go elsewhere for anything.
Fill each mini-dialogue with the correct
form of one of the phrasal verbs in the box. The explanations in
brackets can help you find a suitable phrasal verb. Then check
HOW TO EVALUATE: 1
(one) mark for each correct answer (phrasal verb and verbal tense).
0 (zero) marks for each answers when the phrasal verb chosen is correct
but the verbal tense is wrong. Maximum scoring: 4 marks
stand up for
get away with
It was the storm that caused the damage to
the fishing village.
Yes, it was
by very bad weather.
(cause to happen)
Some protesters are trying to protect the
rights of animals.
Yes, they are
(support, defend against attack)
The smugglers won't be able to hide their
crime from the police.
No, they won't
The strikers won't return to work in spite
of the management's threats.
No, they won't
(admit defeat, consent reluctantly,
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