1 We’re expecting our first baby 2 The quality of our life depends on keeping well 3 Our Barry had a habit of doing that sort of thing. 4 I locked myself out of our apartment and had to break in 5 Clear it away so we can put our mugs down. 6 We are all entirely responsible for our actions, and for ourreactions. 7 We have modified our plan. 8 Our efforts are beginning to have an actual effect. 9 We have achieved great successes in the cause of building upour country. 10 We gratified our friend’s curiosity 11 We sacrifice our personal lives to our work 12 This adds a new dimension to our work. 13 We handed over all our gold and money. 14 Our phone’s been cut off 15 You scared us out of our wits. We heard you had an accident. 16 We have exhausted all our material resources 17 We all have our eccentricities. 18 We must help our brethren, it is our duty 19 What should our marketing strategy have achieved? 20 Philip and I pooled our savings to start up my business. 21 It’s not our business. 22 Our troops have broken through the enemy’s line. 23 We trust that he and his department are considering oursuggestion. 24 In our culture we tend to be bashful about our talents and skills. 25 We have followed the dictates of our consciences and havedone our duty. 26 You see, we have a problem of our own 27 He changed our world through the force of his ideas 28 [ View Post… ]
1 They were just like any other young couple 2 The authorities insist that the discussions must not be linked toany other issue 3 The Captain was at the other end of the room 4 Queensway Quay will incorporate shops, restaurants and otheramenities 5 When the other pupils were taken to an exhibition, he was leftbehind. 6 The suffering of other people appals me 7 I rang her the other day and she said she’d like to come round 8 He moved to England in 1980 where, among other things, heworked as a journalist 9 Their food is adequate. It includes meat at least every other day,vegetables and fruit 10 The same will apply in every other country. 11 He called together all his employees and announced that themanager was none other than his son. 12 Nothing other than an immediate custodial sentence could bejustified 13 I was going to have him called away from the house on somepretext or other 14 She makes no reference to any feminist work other than her own 15 The communique gave no other details. 16 Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate and 48p per minute at allother times 17 He would have to accept it; there was no other way 18 They will then have more money to spend on other things. 19 You deliberately went in the other direction 20 Half of PML’s scientists have first degrees, the other half havePhDs. 21 Place them in a jam jar, porcelain bowl, or other similarcontainer. 22 She likes to be with other people. 23 The other evening we had a party. 24 His travels took him to Dublin, among other places 25 He is expected to be supported at the meeting by DennisSkinner and Tony Benn among others. 26 Now that their children have grown up she joins Paddy inLondon every other week. 27 The rebels would not be happy with anything other than thecomplete removal of the current regime 28 [ View Post… ]
Carefully pull out the centre pages It’s hot out — very hot, very humid. I tried to get in touch with you yesterday evening, but I think youwere out The police tell me they’ve finished their investigations out there The tide was out and they walked among the rock pools. Me and my friends are out ten thousand dollars, with nothing toshow for it! All the lights were out in the house Well, the daffodils are out in the gardens and they’re always abeautiful show. We’ve been out for two and a half months and we’re not goingback until we get what we’re asking for. That’s right out, I’m afraid. Romance is making a comeback. Reality is out. When the two ends of the tunnel met in the middle they wereonly a few inches out. Most companies these days are just out to make a quick profit. The New York gay action group ‘Queer Nation’ recently outed anAmerican Congressman. She let him out of the house. I always took my key out of my bag and put it in my pocket. He went on staring out of the window People can keep out of the sun to avoid skin cancer. In the past army troops have relied heavily on air support to getthem out of trouble You come out of university and find there are no jobs available Shaun was in the bedroom, out of earshot, watching television He took up office out of a sense of duty ‘Where is she being held prisoner?’ I asked. ‘Did you get it out ofhim?’ We all had a lot of fun out of him I can’t find the sugar — and we’re out of milk. Would you advise people to make a building out of wood orstone? Two out of five thought the business would be sold privately ontheir retirement or death He took out his notebook and flipped the pages They paid in that cheque a couple of days ago, and drew outaround two thousand in cash. 30 She had to go out.
1 They had alienated the one man who knew the business 2 There is one thing I would like to know — What is it about Tim that you find so irresistible? 3 If we ever get married we’ll have one terrific wedding 4 It seems that the fifth man is one John Cairncross. 5 Prices vary from one shop to another 6 They are selling their house to move to a smaller one 7 We are the only ones who know. 8 His response is one of anger and frustration 9 ‘A college degree isn’t enough’, said one honors student. 10 Subaru is one of the smallest Japanese car makers. 11 How would you like to have dinner one night, just you and me? 12 This is a tricky one to answer 13 Other members of the committee drifted in for a quick one before closing time. 14 If one looks at the longer run, a lot of positive things are happening 15 The 40,000 crowd rose as one. 16 I’m not one for political discussions 17 I, for one, hope you don’t get the job. 18 There are a hundred and one ways in which you can raise money. 19 This cream moisturises and repairs in one. 20 They lose interest and start drifting away in ones and twos. 21 My three guitars broke one after the other 22 We went into the room one by one 23 One or other of the two women was wrong. 24 We may make one or two changes 25 I’m not one to waste time on just anyone. 26 His one regret is that he has never learned a language. 27 One person I hate is Russ. 28 [ View Post… ]
1 ‘Tea or coffee?’ John asked 2 Items like bread, milk and meat were either unavailable or could be obtained only on the black market 3 Everyone benefited from limiting their intake of tea to just three or four cups a day 4 The man was a fool, he thought, or at least incompetent 5 She had to have the operation, or she would die. 6 He must have thought Jane was worth it or he wouldn’t have wasted time on her, I suppose. 7 Chairman or no, if I want to stop the project, I can 8 The next day, rain or no rain, it was business as usual 9 Was she blonde or brunette? 10 Spread the inside of the loaf with olive paste or pesto sauce for extra flavour 11 He said he would try to write or call as soon as he reached the Canary Islands 12 Either you can talk to him, or I will 13 I don’t know whether people will buy it or not 14 I am not sure whether I was knocked over by the blast or whether I just fell 15 The bathroom has taken a lot longer to get right than either Elaine or Dennis had envisaged. 16 When I was nine or ten someone explained to me that when you are grown up you have to work 17 Normally he asked questions, and had a humorous remark or two. 18 There was nothing more he wanted, or so he thought 19 That was sporting of him. Or should I say cowardly 20 She was aware of tension between them. Or had it been there from the beginning? 21 The first difficulty is that, old-fashioned or not, it is very good. 22 Oil or no oil, Serbia has troubles. 23 Open up, or I break in! 24 I think I have got to stop or I might turn into a machine 25 A painter may exaggerate or distort shapes and forms 26 I couldn’t tell if he had been in a fight or had just fallen down 27 I was meeting these chaps who were mostly more or less my own age. 28 [ View Post… ]
1 He is sitting beside her on the sofa 2 I admired the peeling paint on the ceiling 3 He got his winter jacket from the closet and dropped it on the sofa 4 He continued to lie on his back and look at clouds 5 He leaned down and kissed her lightly on the mouth 6 The maid looked at him, a nervous smile on her face 7 He put his coat on while she opened the front door 8 I didn’t have any money on me 9 Everyone’s eyes were fixed on him 10 Mr Pendle hit his head on a wall as he fell 11 He was able to spend only a few days at a time on the island 12 Bergdorf Goodman has opened a men’s store on Fifth Avenue 13 We waited till twelve and we finally got on the plane 14 The writing on the back of the card was cramped but scrupulously neat 15 I’ve seen your name on the list of deportees 16 The longest chapter in almost any book on baby care is on feeding 17 I could do all my work on the computer 18 ‘I thought it was a load of rubbish.’ — ‘Right we’ve got that on tape.’ 19 Every sporting event on television and satellite over the next seven days is listed 20 There’s a marvellous match on at Wimbledon at the moment 21 I have a lot on in the next week. 22 I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise 23 The light was on and the door was open 24 Claire and Beryl were on the organizing committee 25 This year’s event will take place on June 19th, a week earlier than usual 26 She waited in her hotel to welcome her children on their arrival from London 27 They walked on in silence for a while 28 [ View Post… ]
1 The first authoritative study of polio was published in 1840 2 There has been some misunderstanding of our publishing aims 3 The method of helping such patients is explained in the following chapters. 4 Marine insurance is governed by a strict series of rules and regulations 5 There has been a very one-sided account of her problems with Ted. 6 Of the funeral he remembered only the cold, the waiting, and feeling very lost 7 Electricity privatisation has exploded the myth of cheap nuclear power 8 It’s a black comedy of racial prejudice, mistaken identity and thwarted expectations. 9 The memory of it all was locked deep in my subconscious. 10 Eventually I broached the subject of her early life. 11 The old ideas of masculinity do not work for most men. 12 The account of spiritual struggle that follows has a humbling and numinous power. 13 Images and memories of the evening flitted through her mind. 14 He has written a speculative biography of Christopher Marlowe. 15 The causes of anorexia are much debated 16 People suffering from amnesia don’t forget their general knowledge of objects. 17 ‘Elizabeth R’, a TV portrait of the Queen, had record viewing figures. 18 A significant exhibition of contemporary sculpture will be on view at the Portland Gallery. 19 There was considerable discrepancy between the two accounts of the battle. 20 A life of John Paul Jones had long interested him. 21 Scarcely a week goes by without the news providing fresh examples of police racism 22 A talk was given by an engineer of this wonderful device. 23 Can you bring forward any proof of what you say? 24 She wrote important studies of the planets Jupiter and saturn. 25 The newspaper publishes a profile of a leading sportsman every week. 26 This is an intimate knowledge of African religions. 27 The evidence of this is uncertain. 28 [ View Post… ]