Destination B1 Unit 12 Vocabulary additional

Exercise 1. Fill in the gaps with one of the three given words to make the sentences complete. 

introduce* recognize*  apologize

  1. I  must *** for my son’s behaviour — he isn’t usually this moody.
  2. Let me *** myself.
  3. I didn’t *** you in your uniform.

divorced* decorate* defend

  1. The room is tidy, a few pictures *** the walls.
  2. Thousands of young men came forward, willing to *** their country.
  3. My parents *** when I was very young…

loving* independent* loyal

  1. It was always very important to me to be financially ***.
  2. Jim was a most *** husband and father…
  3. He’d always been such a *** friend to us all.

guests* neighbourhood* girlfriend

  1. She grew up in a quiet *** of Boston.
  2. Now at 16 Steven has a steady *** of 15, who he has been going out with for several months.
  3. The *** were invited to a dinner at his country house.

close* confident* ordinary

  1. The book is about *** people.
  2. My brother and I are very ***.
  3. After living in France for a year, I felt much more *** about my French.

patient* grateful* private

  1. He was endlessly kind and *** with children.
  2. After his death the author’s family released many of his *** papers.
  3. Dr Shah has received hundreds of letters from *** patients.

trust* stranger* single

  1. Do not give your camera to a passing stranger and ask him to take a picture of you.
  2. Chris is 45 and still ***.
  3. She had betrayed her parents’ ***.

mood* flat* boyfriend

  1. My *** and I have only been dating for a couple of months.
  2. I don’t want to talk about it now. I’m not in the ***.
  3. Sara lives with her husband and children in a *** in central London…

perfect* cool* generous

  1. Kathleen gave me a really *** dress.
  2. Emily and John seemed a *** couple.
  3. Her colleagues presented her with a *** gift when she retired.

relations* respect* rent

  1. All our friends and *** came to our wedding.
  2. She worked to pay the *** while I went to college…
  3. My *** for my teacher grew as the months passed.

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