Speaking Mat Clark Essay

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EXERCISE 1 1 My neighbour is . . . photographer; let's ask him for . . . advice about colour films. 2 We had . . . fish and . . . chips for . . . lunch. ~ That doesn't sound . . . very interesting lunch. 3 I had . . . very bad night; I didn't sleep . . . wink. 4 He is . . . vegetarian; you won't get . . . meat at his house. He'll give you . . . nut cutlet. ~Last time I had . . . nut cutlet I had . . . indigestion. 5 . . . travel agent would give you . . . information about . . . hotels. 6 We'd better go by . . . taxi—if we can get . . . taxi at such . . . hour as 2 a.m. 7 . . . person who suffers from . . . claustrophobia has ...view middle of the document...

half . . . hour—barely . . . time for . . . smoke and ... cup of coffee. 17 I hope you have . . . lovely time and . . . good weather. ~ But I'm not going for . . . holiday; I'm going on . . . business. 18 He looked at me with . . . horror when I explained that I was . . . double agent. 19 I wouldn't climb . . . mountain for Ј1,000! I have . . . horror of . . . heights. 20 I have . . . headache and . . . sore throat. I think I've got . . . cold. ~ I think you're getting . . . flu. EXERCISE 3 21 . . . Mr Jones called while you were out (neither of us knows this man). He wants to make . . . complaint about . . . article in the paper. He was in . . . very bad temper. 22 If you go by . . . train you can have quite . . . comfortable journey, but make sure you get . . . express, not . . . train that stops at all the stations. 23 . . . few people know (hardly anyone knows) that there is . . . secret passage from this house to . . .

old smugglers' cave in the cliffs. 24 I'm having . . . few friends in to . . . coffee tomorrow evening. Would you like to come? ~ I'd love to, but I'm afraid I'm going to . . . concert. 25 It's time you had . . . holiday. You haven't had . . . day off for . . . month. 26 He broke ...leg in... skiing accident. It's still in . . . plaster. 27 I want . . . assistant with . . . knowledge of French and . . . experience of . . . office routine. 28 I see that your house is built of . . . wood. Are you insured against ... fire? 29 The escaping prisoner camped in . . . wood but he didn't light . . . fire because . . . smoke rising from the wood might attract . . . attention. 30 I had . . . amazing experience last night. I saw . . . dinosaur eating . . . meat pie in . . . London park. ~ You mean you had . . . nightmare. Anyway, dinosaurs didn't eat . . . meat. EXERCISE 4 31 I'll pay you . . . hundred . . . week. It's not . . . enormous salary but after all you are . . . completely unskilled man. 32 If you kept . . . graph you could see at . . . glance whether you were making . . . profit or . . . loss. 33 . . . little (hardly anything) is known about the effect of this drug; yet . . . chemist will sell it to you without . . . prescription. 34 I have . . . little money left; let's have dinner in . . . restaurant. 35 Would it be . . . trouble to you to buy me . . . newspaper on your way home? 36 . . . man is . . . reasoning animal.

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EXERCISE 1 1 . . . youngest boy has just started going to . . . school; . . . eldest boy is at . . . college. 2 She lives on . . . top floor of an old house. When . . . wind blows, all . . . windows rattle. 3 . . . darkness doesn't worry . . . cats; . . . cats can see in . . . dark. 4 My little boys say that they want to be . . . spacemen, but most of them will probably end up in . . . less dramatic jobs. 5 Do you know . . . time? ~ Yes, . . . clock in . . . hall has just struck nine. ~ Then it isn't . . . time to go yet. 6 He was sent to . . . prison for . . ....

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