Exercise 1 - Choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
|1.||I asked him why he had said what he had said about me, but he just gave me a answer. Trying to be funny, I suppose.|
|2.||She's a stand-up comedian who specialises in political satire, and her comments about today's politicians can be absolutely devastating.|
|3.||Their lifestyle is so , you would think they were in a monastery. No little luxuries, no creature comforts. But they seem to like the simplicity of it all.|
|4.||It was a soppy, film, which tried to tug on your emotions, but which just left me cold, it was so overdone.|
|5.||You have to be careful with the boss. He looks calm enough, but he's very and is liable to fly off the handle on the slightest pretext.|
|6.||She gave a very description of what I had always found to be a very complex process, difficult to understand. But her explanation has made it as clear as a bell.|
|7.||She's a very young lady. She never wears anything flashy and is modest to a T. But she's very genuine, and once you get to know her, she can actually be very entertaining.|
|8.||If he keeps on with such a attitude to his studies, gallivanting around town till all hours, there's no way he's going to get his degree.|
|9.||I don't know why the tabloids think they have to always describe the latest murder in such detail. What the victim's families must feel, heaven knows.|
|10.||His reaction to his wife's death was outwardly that of a ; stiff upper lip and all that. But we knew that it was just a show and that he was really hurting inside.|
Exercise 2 - Choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
- Ex 1 - 1. glib, 2. caustic, 3. austere, 4. maudlin, 5. volatile, 6. lucid, 7. demure, 8. cavalier, 9. lurid, 10. stoic
- Ex 2 - 1. demure, 2. austere, 3. lucid, 4. glib, 5. cavalier, 6. caustic, 7. lurid, 8. volatile, 9. stoic, 10. maudlin