Advanced Use of English Column
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Question 1 of 7
English around us
A hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, which can be used for holding, carrying or storing food.
Having baked a lot of biscuits for Christmas, she put them in an airtight _____ to keep the biscuits crispy.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 7
It is impossible to know what the weather will be like this winter. NO
There the weather will be like this winter.
Question 3 of 7
To have a hobby, to be interested in something, to do something as a career; to take part in a competition
This company _____ sustainable development.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 7
Word formation: EXPERT
It is becoming increasingly difficult to get skilled workers with the right qualifications, experience and .
Question 5 of 7
All things considered
_____, this research provides an evidence-based analysis of the epoch.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 7
To deal with only a small part of a subject or a problem
The annual meeting has hardly _____ of the alarming level of pollution.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 7
Excellent, very beautiful and special
We had a/an _____ time recalling the good old days at primary school.CorrectIncorrect
Go an extra mile and find out more about certain words and expressions.
Tupperware is a brand name for a type of plastic containers;
similarly, Nike is a brand name for a type of trainers.
A lunch box is a container for a packed lunch. Box lunch, or packed lunch, is the lunch itself put in the lunch box ;)
Other words that can be built from EXPERT, which is both a noun and an adjective: EXPERTLY adv., INEXPERT adj.
Expertise refers to a high level of knowledge or skill.
have no expertise in something, have considerable expertise in something
I am going to go in for the triathlon. (to take part in)
My son is going in for sports science. (to do as a career)
I don't really go in for individual sports.(to be interested in)
By and by means after a short time, e.g. By and by, everyone forgot about this incident.
If we scratch beneath the surface, we look beyond the obvious.
We can find an idea appealing, or someone's character, appearance or sense of humour appealing.
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