Dest B1 Unit 36 Nature and the Universe

Unit 36

Use these materials as a help box.

Fill in the gaps with necessary words to make the sentences complete. Check yourself with the keys.

  1. *** means existing in or belonging to the area where you live, or to the area that you are talking about.
  2. If you  *** something, you take action to save it or protect it from damage or decay.
  3. You can refer to the beginning, cause, or source of something as its *** or ***.
  4. The *** of a place is the general weather conditions that are typical of it.
  5. A *** is a large, round object in space that moves around a star. The Earth is a planet.
  6. ***  is the loud noise that you hear from the sky after a flash of lightning, especially during a storm.
  7. A species of animal or plant that is *** no longer has any living members, either in the world or in a particular place.
  8. You say that something is *** when it is very surprising and makes you feel pleasure, approval, or wonder.
  9. A *** is a statement of what is expected to happen in the future, especially in relation to a particular event or situation.
  10. A *** is an object which has been sent into space in order to collect information or to be part of a communications system.
  11. You can use *** to describe something that happens in all parts of the world or affects all parts of the world.
  12. *** is help which gets someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
  13. The *** is land which is away from towns and cities.
  14. A *** is a period of time during which the weather is much hotter than usual.
  15. An *** is a small animal that has six legs. Most *** have wings. Ants, flies, butterflies, and beetles are all ***.
  16. *** are a group of cold-blooded animals which have skins covered with small hard plates called scales and lay eggs. Snakes, lizards, and crocodiles are ***.
  17. If you *** someone, you get them out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
  18. *** is rubbish that is left lying around outside.
  19. If you *** something in a particular place, you put it there or build it there. (FORMAL)
  20. *** are animals such as humans, dogs, lions, and whales. In general, female *** give birth to babies rather than laying eggs, and feed their young with milk.
  21. The *** is the natural world of land, sea, air, plants, and animals.
  22. If a number of things *** a place, they are scattered untidily around it or over it.
  23. If you *** future events, you say what you think is going to happen in the future.
  24. *** animals or plants live or grow in natural surroundings and are not looked after by people.
  25. If you say that something is *** or *** cold, you are emphasizing that it is very cold.
  26. *** is used to describe something such as a feeling, attitude, or illness that is not very strong or severe.
  27. When you *** someone or something, you give them a name, usually at the beginning of their life.
  28. If you *** things that have already been used, such as bottles or sheets of paper, you process them so that they can be used again.
  29. A *** is a short period of rain, especially light rain.
  30. The *** *** is the sun and all the planets that go round it.
  31. A *** is a class of plants or animals whose members have the same main characteristics and are able to breed with each other.
  32. *** is the very bright flashes of light in the sky that happen during thunderstorms.
  33. You can use *** to refer to the animals and other living things that live in the wild.

Note: Упражнение составлено на примерах из словаря Collins COBUILD 5 (En-En).

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