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Устойчивые сочетания из Use of English Harrison

cause (s.o.) trouble = create an unpleasant situation
cause confusion = create a situation of not understanding
come as a surprise = be unexpected
come to an end = finish
do damage = to do sth bad to
do my/your, etc best = try as hard as possible
do well/badly = make (no) progress
do work = use your body or mind on a task
give an answer
give pleasure = to make s.o. happy
have a problem -ing
have a reason for -ing
have a relationship (with s.o) = associate with s.o.
have a/the feeling = sense sth
have sympathy with/for = feel pity for / feel sorry for s.o.
keep a promise = do sth that you said you would do
keep a secret = not tell anyone else
lose your temper = show that you are angry
make a comment = give an opinion;say sth
make a contribution to sth = do something that helps towards a result
make a decision = decide, reach a conclusion
make a mess = create an untidy state
make a mistake = do sth wrong
make a profit/a loss = make or lose money
make a statement = give an account of facts
make a suggestion = put forward an idea
make a/no reference = to mention/not mention
make an assumption = believe sth is true without any proof
make an excuse = give a false reason
make certain = check sth is true or sth happens
make progress = improve; advance towards a better or finished state
make sense = to be possible to understand
make up your mind = decide
put into words = explain
take (sth) seriously = believe that something is important
take (the) time = require a period of time
take care of = care for
take notice of = pay attention to
take place = happen (of an event)
tell a story

Упражнение на устойчивые сочетания из Use of English Harrison

1.As I didn’t want to ______ confusion I repeated the instruction twice.
2.She was asked to ______ a statement but she refused to voice her opinion.
3.I said good bye to them since I had some work to ______.
4.Were I you, I wouldn’t ______ their threats seriously.
5.She didn’t even try to ______ an excuse for being late.
6.I ______ the feeling that they were lying.
7.She ______ a decision not to take part in the poetry competition.
8.I have ______ several relationships before, but this is special.
9.______ your time and get ready for this exam. It is not so easy to pass as you might think at first.
10.Please ______ certain that everything is ready before you set out.
11.By the end of the year it was clear that they had ______ a profit.
12.I have never ______ a sympathy for dishonest people.
13.They ______ no suggestions. They simply rejected our plan.
14.Your final exam will ______ place in the astronomy tower on Monday.
15.I ______ the naive assumption that because it was popular it must have been of high quality.
16.Do you have any comments to ______ on that?
17.You have ______ a great contribution to our success.
18.The hurricane ______ a lot of damage to the coastal village.
19.The article ______ no reference to previous research on the subject as it was based the experiments which had been carried out by them.
20.Before leaving for Brest, she asked me to ______ care of her cat.
21.We didn’t ______ a problem finding the right book.
22.She ______ a reason for not doing her homework the other day.
23.I ______ my temper and shouted at him.
24.______ no notice of what our teacher says — she’s just in a bad mood.
25.It is not necessary that you win this game. Just do your ______.
26.In the evening they asked him to ______ a story. It helps them to fall asleep.
27.Her promotion came ______ a surprise to us as she was a newcomer.
28.He failed to ______ an answer to her questions. He wished he had prepared for that exam.
29.People will not trust you if you don’t ______ your promises.
30.Fishing gave him enormous ______ after a day at office with countless customer’s complaints.

Ответы к упражнению

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