Advanced English Practice #1A


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ADVANCED ENGLISH PRACTICE 1A

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  1. 1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, his poor performance won’t shake him up.
    2. What caught us off guard / by surprise was the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3. Lest she should be stopped in her tracks by the trouble she forced herself to keep her composure.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behaviour not knocked her sideways.
    5. to calm down: to pull oneseld together, to simmer down, to get / take a grip on oneself
    6. to punish sb: to bring sb to book, to come down on sb like a ton of bricks
    7. nonplussed
    8. outrageous
    9. dumbfounded / dumbstruck
    10. thunderstruck

  2. 1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, his poor performance won’t shake him up.
    2. What caught us off guard / by surprise was the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3. Lest she should be stopped in her tracks by the trouble she forced herself to keep her composure.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behaviour not knocked her sideways.
    5. to calm down: to pull oneseld together, to simmer down, to get / take a grip on oneself
    6. to punish sb: to bring sb to book, to come down on sb like a ton of bricks
    7. nonplussed
    8. outrageous
    9. dumbfounded / dumbstruck
    10. thunderstruck

  3. I.
    1/ Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be shocked by his poor performance.
    2/ What caught us by surprise was that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3/
    4/ She might as well have her son’s guts for garters bcause his behaviour knocked her sideways.
    II.
    5/ to pull oneself together, to simmer down
    6/ to bring sb to book for sth, to come down on sb like a ton of bricks
    III.
    7/ nonplussed
    8/ enraging
    9/ dumbfounded, dumbstruck
    10/ thunderstruck

  4. 1. Seeing his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be surprised by his poor performance.
    2. What caught us by surprise was that he fecthed up out of the blue.
    3. Lest the trouble should stop her in her tracks, she forced herself to calm down.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behavior not knocked her sideways.
    5. To pull oneself together, to…down, to get/take a…(on oneself)
    6. to bring sb to book, to come down on sb (like a ton of bricks)
    7.
    8. outrageous
    9. dumbfounded
    10. thunderstruck

  5. I.
    1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be shocked by his poor performance.
    2. What caught us by surprise was the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3. Lest she would be stopped in her tracks by the trouble, she forced herself to keep her composure.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behavior not knocked her sideways.
    II.
    5. to pull oneself together, to simmer down, to get/take a grip (on oneself)
    6. To bring sb to book, to come down on sb (like a ton of bricks).
    III.
    7. nonplussed
    8. outrageous
    9. dumbfounded/dumbstruck
    10. thunderstruck

  6. 1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, his poor performance won’t shake him up.
    2. What caught us unawares was that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3. Lest the trouble stop her in her tracks she forced herself to keep her composure.
    4. She might as well have her son’s guts for garters because his behaviour knocked her sideways.
    5. To calm down: to pull oneself together, to cool down, to get / take a grip (on oneself)
    6. To punish sb: to bring sb to book, to come down on sb (like a ton of bricks)
    7. Nonplused
    8. Outrageous
    9. Dumbfounded / Dumbstruck
    10. Thunderstruck

  7. I.
    1.Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be shocked by his poor performance.
    2.What caught us by surprise is the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3, Lest the trouble should stop/ halt her in her tracks, she forced herself to calm down.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behaviour not knocked her sideways.
    II.
    1. nonplussed
    2. outrageous
    3.dumbfounded/ dumbstruck
    4.thunderstruck

    1. I.
      1.Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be shocked by his poor performance.
      2.What caught us by surprise is the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
      3, Lest the trouble should stop/ halt her in her tracks, she forced herself to calm down.
      4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behaviour not knocked her sideways.
      II.
      1. nonplussed
      2. outrageous
      3.dumbfounded/ dumbstrucked
      4.thunderstrucked

  8. Below is my suggested answer key for the exercise with some personal comments

    1. Seeing as/that his early success has gone to his head, his poor performance won’t shake him up.

    2. What caught us far-fetched was (the fact) that he appeared out of the blue.

    3. Lest she (should) be stopped/ halted/frozen in her tracks by the trouble, she forced herself to keep/regain her composure. (OR Lest the trouble (should) stop/halt/freeze her in tracks, she forced herself to keep/regain her composure.

    4. She might (just) as well have her son’s guts for garters because/ as his behavior knocked her sideways.

    5. To calm down = to pull oneself together= to cool /settle/simmer/wind down = to get/take a grip on oneself

    (Comment: the question is sort of testing as there are a great many words in English that can go with ‘down’ to express the state/quality of being calm. it is quite a good brain teaser, I would say!)
    6. To punish sb = to bring sb to book = be/come down on sb like a ton of bricks

    (As far as I know, the phrase ‘bring sb to book’ is used slightly differently in reality, esp. in Britain. It is to punish sb in SUCH a way that makes them explain publicly what they do wrong.🙂 )

    7. Nonplussed
    8. Outrageous
    9. Dumbfounded/ Dumbstruck
    10. Thunderstruck

  9. 1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, his poor performance won’t shake him up.
    2. What caught us off guard / by surprise was the fact that he fetched up out of the blue.
    3. Lest she should be stopped in her tracks by the trouble she forced herself to keep her composure.
    4. She might not have had her son’s guts for garters had his behaviour not knocked her sideways.
    5. to calm down: to pull oneseld together, to simmer down, to get / take a grip on oneself
    6. to punish sb: to bring sb to book, to come down on sb like a ton of bricks
    7. nonplussed
    8. outrageous
    9. dumbfounded / dumbstruck
    10. thunderstruck

  10. I. 1. Seeing that his early success has gone to his head, he won’t be shocked by his poor performance.
    2. what caught us far-fetched was that he appeared out of the blue.
    3. Lest she be flabbergasted by the trouble
    4.
    II. 5, pull oneself together,
    6. bring somebody to book, come down on sb (like a ton of bricks)
    7.
    8.
    9. dumbfounded/ dumbstruck
    10. thunderstruck
    P/s: Good exercise. Long for your key. Thanks beyond measure.

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