Dec 24, 2016

UNIT 128 • Noun + preposition (reason for, cause of etc.)

11 cards
, 36 answers
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  • Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.
    • What caused the explosion?
      What was the cause

      • We’re trying to solve the problem.
        We’re trying to find a solution

        • Sue gets on well with her brother.
          Sue has a good relationship

          • Prices have gone up a lot.
            There has been a big increase

            • I don’t know how to answer your question.
              I can’t think of an answer

              • I don’t think that a new road is necessary.
                I don’t think there is any need

                • The number of people without jobs fell last month.
                  Last month there was a fall

                  • Nobody wants to buy shoes like these any more.
                    There is no demand

                    • In what way is your job different from mine?
                      What is the difference

                    • Complete the sentences using one of the following nouns + the correct preposition.

                      cause       ○      connection       ○      invitation       ○      map       ○      reason       ○      damage       ○      contact       ○      key       ○      pictures       ○      reply
                      • On the wall there were some pictures and a the world.
                        Thank you for the your party next week.
                        Since she left home two years ago, she has had little her family.
                        I can’t open this door. Have you got a the other door?
                        The the fire at the hotel last night is still unknown.
                        I wrote to Jim last week, but I still haven’t received a my letter.
                        The two companies are completely independent. There is no them.
                        Jane showed me some old the city as it looked 100 years ago.
                        Carol has decided to give up her job. I don’t know her doing this.
                        It wasn’t a bad accident. The the car wasn’t serious.

                      • Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.
                        • There are some differences British and American English.
                          Everything can be explained. There’s a reason everything.
                          If I give you the camera, can you take a photograph me?
                          Money isn’t the solution every problem.
                          There has been an increase the amount of traffic using this road.
                          When I opened the envelope, I was delighted to find a cheque 500 pounds.
                          The advantage having a car is that you don’t have to rely on public transport.
                          There are many advantages being able to speak a foreign language.
                          When Paul left home, his attitude his parents seemed to change.
                          Bill and I used to be good friends but I don’t have much contact him now.
                          There has been a sharp rise the cost of living in the past few years.
                          I’m sorry I haven’t written to you for so long. The reason this is that I’ve been ill.
                          What was Emma’s reaction the news?
                          Ken showed me a photograph the house where he lived as a child.
                          The company has rejected the workers’ demands a rise pay.
                          What was the answer question 3 in the test?
                          The fact that Jane was offered a job has no connection the fact that her cousin is the managing director.

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