1. Excuse me, can I sit here?
2. I don’t understand this word.
3. Do you live near here?
4. What kind of music do you like?
5. Where would you like to go tonight?
6. We often have fine weather ...... the summer in Devon.
7. I clean ...... twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed.
8. My friend didn’t study very much at school but her English is very .......
9. The temperature in Cornwall is usually ...... than in Lancashire.
10. There are ...... interesting places to visit around the London.
11. This thriller is really very ...... Would you like to see it?
12. The weather has been really good ...... we arrived at the sea.
13. Are you all right?...... I open the window for a few minutes?
14. Would you like ...... help you?
15. I haven’t been able to find my glasses ......
Oxford – The modern city
The largest industrial company in the 1830s, when it moved to .....16..... new building in Walton Street was Oxford University Press. The Press is .....17... important in the world of books, and it is internationally famous. It has offices in a large number of countries and publishes books in many languages.
Many people .....18..... in the city’s hospitals, and in scientific research. There are .....19..... of new but important businesses in the Oxford Science Park.
Oxfam is a charity that started in Oxford during the Second World War .....20..... people in Greece. These people were .....21..... because food could not get to them. After the war, the charity decided to help other people around the world who were hungry or homeless. At first, they sent food, clothes and other .....22..... things to foreign countries. Now they try to help the poor to help themselves. In Britain, nearly all of Oxfam’s money comes from ordinary British people and from the charity’s shops. Many of the people who work for Oxfam give .....23..... free time.
Nearly two million people visit Oxford each year, and these visitors need hotels, food and drink, and .....24..... facilities, so a lot of people work in the tourist industry.
Like other big cities, Oxford has problems with traffic and the shopping streets are often very .....25..... But these show that the city is alive – and working.
26. My printer isn’t working.
27. Let’s go to the new Chinese restaurant on Saturday.
28. Do you like my new trousers?
29. Are you coming to the pool at lunchtime?
30. Ben called in sick again today.
31. My teacher believes there’s no ...... thing as a useless debate – she thinks something interesting will always emerge.
32. Don’t forget to ...... your project when you email your teacher.
33. I won’t be able to do the homework ....... you don’t help me.
34. I’m sorry, I didn’t ...... to disturb you.
35. While we ...... for the bus to arrive, it started raining again.
36. Look how that dog is looking in our direction. It ......at us.
37. I worked all day yesterday. I only stopped ...... a cup of tea for five minutes.
38. Everyone blamed me ...... the mistake, even though it wasn’t my fault.
39. Do you remember what time the plane took ......?
40. You needn’t have ...... on a jacket and tie. It was an informal event.
Careers in journalism: Becoming a foreign correspondent
So, you want to be a foreign correspondent. Unfortunately ...41... lots of other journalists. Many see it as their free passport to travel ...42... and wide. As the world gets smaller, the competition for working overseas gets ...43.... But if you remain undaunted you could be able to wangle your way into reporting on the latest crisis.
Some journalists say that they want to be foreign correspondents ’while they can’. After a few years of work, they reason, they can ...44... down to a comfortable job and cover less adventurous stories at home. But 45... you decide to go, here are some skills and talents you’ll need:
Independence and chutzpah
...46... newspaper editor will send a reporter who needs a lot of direction and management while reporting to their boss half a world away. You’ll need plenty of self-confidence and be prepared sometimes to 47... some rules.
Be the best
Many journalists can report well but foreign correspondents also need to be great writers. You have to be able to convey the scene of war to ...48... in less than 1000 words – with bombs and bullets ...49... around you. Every word you write will need to bring ...50... to readers what’s really happening with objective honesty and integrity.