Study the definitions and do the exercise.

Woodcountable or uncountable a hard substance which forms the branches and trunks of trees and which can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel (древесина; дерево ( материал ); лесоматериал)
A forest is a large area where trees grow close together.
A rainforest is a thick forest of tall trees which is found in tropical areas where there is a lot of rain. (тропический лес; влажные джунгли)
Timber is wood that is used for building houses and making furniture. (лесоматериалы; строевой лес; древесина)
You can also refer to trees that are grown for this purpose as timber. лес (как объект промышленного использования)

  1. He gathered some *** to build a fire.
  2. Many people are very concerned about the destruction of the ***.
  3. A flute is made of *** or metal in three jointed sections.
  4. It was a brick house fronted on three sides with ***.
  5. In cheap furniture, plastic is often used to simulate ***.
  6. Tropical *** are home to over half of the planet’s plant and animal species.
  7. At first boats were made of *** which was available in large quantities.
  8. Much of Scandinavia is covered in dense pine ***.
  9. The house was built of *** but faced with brick.
  10. Acid rain is already destroying large areas of *** and lakes in northern Europe.
  11. The campsite is set in the middle of a pine ***.
  12. Some baseball bats are made out of ***.
  13. Her legs were covered in scratches and bruises after her walk through the ***.
  14. The Amazon river basin contains the world’s largest tropical ***.
  15. When we were children, we loved to hike through the ***.
  16. Many plant and animal species are found only in the ***.
  17. These Severn Valley woods have been exploited for *** since Saxon times.
  18. Heedless destruction of the *** is contributing to global warming.
  19. Russia has a wealth of coal and ***.
  20. He was chopping *** in the yard.
  21. These trees are being grown for ***.
  22. Put some more *** on the fire.

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Note: the examples were taken from authentic English dictionaries.
(По материалам учебного пособия  Vocabulary for FCE.)

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