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Advanced Vocabulary and Grammar by Mark Skipper Unit 112

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Advanced Vocabulary and Grammar by Mark Skipper Unit 112 

I. Match the expression with the correct definitionm. Write your answers with capital letters. 

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to make the team

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to make a lot of money in a business transaction

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to make an allegation

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to cease to have money

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to make a comeback

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to find unexpectedly or during a search (often with regard to medicine/ science)

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to make an appointment

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to seize someone by legal authority and take them into custody

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to make a donation

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to compensate for having done sth bad to sb/ for disappointing sb

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to make a loss

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to claim that sth is true or accuse sb of doing sth wrong , even though there’s no proof to support your claim or accusation.

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to make contact

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to be good enough to be selected to play in a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport

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to make a discovery

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to make a lot of money in business

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to make a killing

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to acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed

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to make a booking

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to cause untidiness

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to make an arrest

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to reserve a seat in a theatre/ a table at a restaurant/ an airline ticket/ a hotel room, etc.

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to make amends

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to give money to good cause/ charity

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to make a confession

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to arrange a time to see a doctor/ bank manager, etc.

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to make a fortune

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to try and become popular/important again, having been out of the public eye

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to make a mess

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to succeed in communicating with sb you would not normally communicate with

 

II. Use the expression from Ex.I to fill in the gaps.

1) There are valuable opportunities to make with future customers and to explain what farming is all about.

2) He went on to say that he felt they were both being rather silly and he wanted to make .

3) Nevertheless, I make a : Benjamin and I were stupid.

4) A policeman responding to a 999 call was attacked as he tried to make an .

5) ‘We've been worried for years about their tendency to see Britain as a soft market in which to make a .’

6) He was never good enough to make the , but he was always there on the sidelines cheering and managing.

7) This teleprinter machine was a temperamental beast and had to be carefully watched to make sure it didn't run out of paper, or chew it into shreds or otherwise make a of things,

8) It was here, in 1764, that a Warwickshire gentleman made a of the greatest significance.

9) Hoping to make a for himself, he invests his savings, and induces Clennam to do likewise, in one of Merdle's companies

10) At the beginning of a career, any band's tours are likely to make a .

11) Unfair, maybe, but he made a horribly damaging about you on the eve of the Lions' selection.

12) For more details of the course and accommodation or to make a , contact …

13) She has asked friends to make a  to the hospice movement instead of buying presents for her 80th birthday.

14) Make an to see either a partner or, if it is a large firm, the local manager.

15) He'll be like an old boxer trying to make a .

III. Choose A, B or C

1) She made no  about telling him exactly what she thought of him.

2) It makes no  to me whether you go or stay.

3) Will you be able to make your own  to the airport

4) One could make a that the women's conversation is more logical than the men's.

5) Ask any caterer what sort of foods we make a  for and you'll be told that it's the fried things.

6) Many families struggle to make .

7) It makes  to buy the most up-to-date version.

8) I made a(n)   of closing all the windows before leaving the house.

9) I made a complete  of myself in front of everyone!

10) The Kremlin's first reaction to western reports was an attempt to say the West was trying to make .

11) He had decided not to make a  of using the motorcycle for work.

12) The health authority wished to demolish this very attractive group of buildings dating from 1838 to make  a car-park.