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A.   Read the following article and choose the correct preposition to fill in the gaps.
 
             

 

A wild bear  with a taste for honey  has been found guilty  repeatedly raiding a beekeeper's hives.

The beekeeper  took the bear to court  in Macedonia after spending a year trying to protect his bees  and their honey  the hungry beast.

The sweet-toothed bear didn't show  at court, but he was still found guilty  theft and criminal damage.

Because the bear  is a protected species and has no owner, the state has to pay  £1,750  the damage  the hives.

The beekeeper  said he'd tried to keep the bear away from his bees   buying a generator, putting lights  up around the beehives and playing really loud music.

But when the generator ran  of power, the lights went  and the music stopped so the bear sneaked back to stick his paws  in the honey hives  again.

Meanwhile the bear  is still at large in Macedonia - probably looking  his next honey fix!

 

 

                                                                                                                          

   
 B.   Are the following statements true or false? Write T for True, F for False.                                      
 
 

1

The bear was taken to court because it damaged a beekeeper's hives.

 

2

The bear first attacked the hives a year ago.

 

3

The bear was tried without being present.

 

4

The owner of the bear will have to pay £1,750 for the damage.

 

5

The beekeeper used lighting and music to scare the bear away.

 

6

When the bear came back, its paws got stuck in the honey.

 

7

Now the bear is kept at a large zoo in Macedonia.

 

                                                                                                                              
 
                                                                                    
 
 
C.   Match the words or phrases on the left with the definitions on the right. Put the correct letter into the box next to each word.
 
 

1

raid

 

a)

a machine that produces electricity

2

hive

 

b)

to use all of something and not have any more left

3

beast

 

c)

has not been caught

4

sweet - toothed

 

d)

an amount of something you badly want

5

show up

 

e)

to go somewhere secretly

6

generator

 

f)

an animal, especially a large or wild one

7

run out of

 

g)

to take something from a place, usually secretly

8

sneak

 

h)

that likes eating sweet foods

9

is at large

 

i)

a small box where bees are kept

10

fix

 

j)

to arrive, especially at the place where someone is waiting for you

                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
                                                                                                           
 
 
D.   Fill in the gaps with the following phrasal verbs in the corrrect form.
 
 
                             show up ,       put up,       run out of,       go out,       look for                                                          
 
1.      They  money and had to abandon the project.
  
2.      We  Jim. Have you seen him?
 
3.      I was soaked before I could  my umbrella .
 
4.      We were expecting thirty people to come, but half of them never .

5.      The fire must have  during the night.
                                                                         
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                   
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