C1 Advanced Use of English Column
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Question 1 of 7
English around us
A type of railway that is commonly used in hilly or mountainous areas. It consists of two cars connected by a cable that runs up and down a steep slope, allowing passengers to travel up or down the slope in a safe and controlled manner.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 7
“I don’t care which restaurant we go to tonight”, she said. CONSEQUENCE
She said that her which restaurant we go to tonight.
Question 3 of 7
To propose or suggest something for consideration.
She ____ a new idea at the company meeting for increasing sales for the following year.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 7
Word formation: DISCRIMINATE
The company has a strict policy of not against the shortlisted candidates based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Question 5 of 7
Taking into consideration, considering the circumstances or information available.
____ the recent events, we have decided to increase security measures at the venue.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 7
To do everything possible to help someone, to make a great effort to please or accommodate someone.
She _____ to make sure that her guests had a great time at the party.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 7
Something that is of exceptional beauty, quality or refinement.
The hotel room had an _____ view of the ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcased the sparkling blue water and golden sand.CorrectIncorrect
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Time to dive into the origins of an idiom!
In the limelight today:
BARK AT THE WRONG TREE
To make a mistake in your thinking or assumptions about something or someone.
If you think I’m the one who took your phone, you’re barking up the wrong tree. I was out of town when it went missing.
This idiom is thought to have originated from the practice of hunting with dogs. When hunting, dogs would chase prey up into trees, and if the prey managed to escape to another tree, the dog would “bark up” the wrong tree. The phrase was later used in a figurative sense to describe situations where someone was pursuing the wrong person or idea. The first recorded use of the phrase in English was in a book called “Chronicles of England” by Raphael Holinshed in 1577, where he wrote: “They barkt all, but mistooke the matter.”
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