Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 3, 2009

CHANGES

CHANGES

Complete each of the gaps with a word from the box. The verb you must choose must be appropriate for the gap in both sentences.

Adapted, altered, shifted, changed, transferred

1.

  1. I’ve _______________ my mind. I’ll have soup instead of the prawn cocktail.
  2. He _______________ places with Jean so that he could sit nearer the    blackboard.

2.

  1. Football star David Beckham was _______________ from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a fee of 25 million pounds.
  2. I’ve just _______________ 3,000 pounds from my current account to my savings account.

3.

  1. When asked why he hadn’t done his homework, James _______________ uncomfortably in his seat.
  2. The publishing company has _______________ its attention away from children’s literature towards school text books.

4.

  1. The snow leopard has ­­­_______________ to life at altitudes of up to 6,000 metres.
  2. Several of her books have been ______________ for television.

5.

  1. The jacket was a perfect fit, but I had the trousers ­_______________ because they were a little too tight.
  2. The new tower block has dramatically _______________the appearance of the town.

Choose the answer which best fits each space.

1. He’s _______________ changed at all since I last saw him – just as lively and outgoing as he always was.

a. slightly      b. hardly      c. subtly      d. nearly

2. The seat is _______________ adjusted by pulling on this lever here.

a. highly        b. fully         c. openly      d. easily

3. Prices vary _______________, so do shop around before you buy your barbecue.

a. widely        b. instantly  c. closely      d. completely

4. In response to growing criticism, the government modified its plans for education cuts, though only very _______________.

a. barely        b. slightly    c. faintly      d. fundamentally

5. To her credit, she _______________ transformed the business from a string of small shops into a major international chain of department stores.

a. radically                        b. revoltingly

c. enormously                    d. increasingly

Complete each of the gaps with one of the words from the box.

Fortunes, heart, scene, pace, condition, attitudes, direction, law

1. You should go away somewhere for the weekend. A change of _______________ will do you good.

2.At first my parents refused to let me go off travelling on my own, but then they had a change of _______________.

3.After a very slow start, the car chase gives the film a much needed change of _______________.

4.In a complete change of _______________ he gave up his job in teaching and became a farmer.

5. The win marked a change in the _______________ of the team, which had lost its previous six games.

6.Despite the operation on his eye, there has been no significant change in the patient’s _______________ .

7. Anti-smoking campaigners yesterday called for a change in the __________ to make it illegal for people to smoke in bars and cafés.

8. The legalisation of divorce reflected a change in __________ towards marriage.

 

KEY

1. A  and B: CHANGED.

2. A AND B: TRANSFERRED

3. A AND B: SHIFTED

4. A AND B: ADAPTED

5. A AND B: ALTERED

SECOND EXERCISE

1. HARDLY

2. EASILY

3. WIDELY

4. SLIGHTLY

5. RADICALLY

THIRD EXERCISE

1. SCENE

2. HEART

3. PACE

4. DIRECTION

5. FORTUNES

6. CONDITION

7. LAW

8. ATTITUDES

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