FCE Pasapalabra

What A is a linking word we use to contradict a previous idea eg I took the exam ___ I thought I wouldn't pass. ?

What B is a verb that means to meet by chance eg I __ __ an old school friend on my way here. ?

What C do you take when you do something that involves a risk?

What D is to challenge someone to do something that involves some kind of risk?

What E do you feel at when you feel relaxed?

What F is to say nice, positive things to sb to make them feel good?

What G is a deep, narrow valley?

What H is an activity that involves flying without an engine?

What I is a synonym of rude?

What J is an adjective that means you share something eg first place in a race?

Contains K. A car and a bike has these; it helps you slow down or stop.

What L is a phrasal verb that means you are happy or excited about stg that is going to happen?

What M is to mix with other people at a party?

What N is a negative adjective that describes something really bad, unpleasant or unkind eg a cut  or stg that sb says?

What O describes things such as performances or results that are excellent?

What P is an intensifier for adjectives and is a synonym of quite?

Can't think of a Q, so another S! What S is the opposite of the verb "fail"?

What R is a line of things next to each other eg seats in a cinema or houses in a street?

What S is a gathering of opinions or data?

What T follows life to describe an activity that puts your life in danger?

What U describes sb who is not awake usually due to a head injury?

Contains V. This is a verb we use to show that a problem or fear is not so great as it was before.

What W is to make a high sound with your lips?

Can't think of an X, so an R instead! What R is a phrasal verb that means you have used up stg that you had before eg petrol, time, money, milk etc

Contains Y. It describes someone who is not easily satisfied or likes things in a particular way.

Can't think of a Z, so here's an S. What S describes sb or stg that has good judgment ie not silly?


Comments

Montse said…
Hi, Graham. I have found this exercise really difficult, but amazing.

A- Although
B- Bum into
C- Care
D- Dare
E- Ease
F- …
G- Gorge
H- Hang-glider?
I- Impolite
J- Joint
K- Brake
L- Look forward to
M- Mingle
N- Naughty
O- Outstanding
P- Particularly
Q- (S) Succeed
R- Row
S- Set?
T- ..
U- Unconscious
V- …
W- Whistle
X- (R) Run out
Y- Picky or fussy
Z- (S) Smart?

See you on Thursday!

Montse said…
OMG, Graham I have just seen a typo. Of course, in C is Bump into.
Graham said…
Hi Montse!

I did notice your typo. Now you'll never forget the word. lol

I'm not surprised that you found the exercise difficult. It is a revision exercise for one of my FCE classes, but you did really well.

If you don't mind, I'll wait until one of my FCE students has a go.

You put them to shame.

Anyway, see you on Thursday.

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham, I am Blanca Sanchez:
1. Although
2.Bump into
3.Chance
4.dares
5.exhausted
6.flatter
7.gorge
8.hang gliding
9.ignorant
10.join
11.brake
12.look forward to
13.mingle
14.nasty
15.outstanding
16.pretty
17.success
18.row
19.share
20.thrill
21.unconscious
22.overcome
23.whistle
24.run out of
25.fussy
26.sympathetic

Graham said…
Montse/Blanca,

You got most of them right between the two of you.

C - take A CHANCE

D - to DARE

E - at EASE

F - to FLATTER

H - HANG-GLIDING

I - IMPOLITE

J - JOINT

N - NASTY

P - PRETTY

Q / S - to SUCCEED

S - a SURVEY

T - life-THREATENING

V - OVERCOME

X / R - to RUN OUT OF

Y - FUSSY (though picky can fit too)

Z / S - SENSIBLE