Look at the following words taken from the previous listening.
These words are compound nouns. There is no fixed rule for writing compound
nouns. They can be written as one word, two separate words or with a hyphen. You
may sometimes find that even dictionaries do not agree.
See how many compound nouns you can make by combining a word on the left below
with a word on the right. The words on the right may be used more than once. Use
a dictionary to help you, and write the words below. Follow the example.
Check your answers.
Now fill the gaps with a compound noun from above. Follow the example.
Example: I’m not working on Monday. It’s a
I’m going away for a long weekend with the wife and kids.
1. Please type your name in the subject bar if you
send me an email. Otherwise it’ll go into the
folder with all the
adverts for viagra, p*nis enlargement and cheap holidays. 2. I haven’t been back to the UK for nearly a year.
All my friends and family are there and I really get
sometimes, especially at
weekends and holidays. 3. The only thing I don’t like about living by myself
is all the . It feels as if
I’m always cleaning or ironing or doing the washing. I hardly get
any free time. 4. Here’s your passport sir. You’re in room 215 and
here’s your . You need to
put it in the switch behind the door to turn on the lights and air
conditioning. 5. When I move to Italy and start my new job I’ll have
to open a new so that my
salary gets paid in every month. 6. My sister’s a
. She says at home and
looks after the flat and the kids while her husband goes out to work
every day. 7. I think I’ve got a
. My laptop won’t connect
to the Internet and all my music and video files have disappeared. 8. I shouldn’t have had that last double whisky last
night. My throat feels dry, I feel sick and I’ve got a terrible
. 9. Whenever I visit his flat it’s always so clean and
tidy. Everything is in it’s place and the bathroom’s always
spotless. He’s so . 10. I really don’t feel like cooking. Let’s go out for a
pizza or a hamburger or something. I fancy some
. 11. Whenever I transfer money, cash a check or use my credit
card it costs me money. I’m sick of all these
. 12. Why don’t you check out this web site. Just go to the
and click on ‘prices’. I
just can’t believe how cheap everything is.
Listen to check your answers.
and read the transcription.
Repeat the sentences and use the 'pause' button on your media player to give you
time to practise pronunciation.