All the verbs in the box below are to do with "speaking"
in some way. In the dictionary, check the particular meaning of each
verb and how it is used. For example, what preposition comes after "refer"?
Complete each sentence with an appropriate verb from the box (think
about meaning and grammar). Then check the correct answers.
In his speech he
to the help he
had received from his friends.
In the lunch break we
our favourite television programmes.
her ideas simply so that
everyone could understand.
that I was going on holiday,
but I didn't give any details.
on giving me a lift in his
car, even though I wanted to walk.
with her father all day, but
he still wouldn't let her go to the party.
about his rich and famous
parents and the expensive presents they gave him.
to the large
amount of homework the teacher gave them.
Although she had
with her doctor, she still felt worried.
to my neighbours
several times about the noise they make late at night.
When you want to know the meaning of an idiom, you can look up a key word in the
dictionary. Match each sentence (1-6) with an appropriate response (a-f). Then look at all the entries for the key word 'world' in the
dictionary. Finally check the correct answers.
Is the food good there?
Yes, she wants the best of both worlds.
She says she can be a good mother and have a successful career.
No, he's come down in the world.
Clare looks really happy.
Yes, it's out of this world.
Tom doesn't want to lose his secretary.
No, he's in a world of his own.
Paul never takes any notice of what's happening.
Yes, she's on top of the world.
Luke doesn't have that huge car any more.
No, he thinks the world of her.
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