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    Hello! I have no idea what words and phrases to use in this exercise. Would you help me, please?


    EXTRACT FROM A LETTER TO A FRIEND

    A week ago, I parked my car in the street, which I don' normally do, instead of in the car park where I work. On that day I wanted to make a quick start to my journey home. At 5 o'clock, when I got to my car, I couldn't believe it - someone had smashed into it. Actually, the damage wasn't too bad - it wasn't a write-off - and the car would still go. Then I spotted an envelope tucked under the wipers. At first, I thought it would retain the name and address of the driver who had done the damage but I was mistaken. There was a note saying sorry and two tickets for the best seats at the musical that's been sold out for months. The tickets are like gold dust so I wasn't coplaining! Mary and I went the next night and we had a great time.
    When we got back home, we found that burglars had robbed us of thousands of pounds worth of valuables and left a note saying "Hope you have enjoyed the show." Clearly, they knew we would be out and had made the most of the situation!

    EXTRACT FROM LETTER TO INSURANCE COMPANY

    On 12 December, contrary to my (0) usual practice, which is to park my car in the (1) ..................... car park, I left it in the street next to the car park. On that particular day I wished to commence my homeward journey without (2) ..................... . At 5 p.m. I left my office and walked to the car. To my (3) ..................... , it had, while parked, been involved in a (4) ..................... with another vehicle. There was some damage, fairly (5) ..................... , to the front of the car, but it could still be (6) ..................... .
    I observed, under the windscreen wipers, a white envelope. My (7) ..................... assupmtion that it would contain the name and address of the driver who had damaged my car proved to be (8) ...................... . There was no name and address but there was a note (9) ...................... and, as compensation, two (10) ...................... tickets to a popular musical - for which tickets are almost (11) ....................... . Tickets seemed a suitable recompense for the damage to the car. The next evening I attended the theatre, accompanied by my wife, and enjoyed the show very much.
    You can imagine our horror when, on (12) ...................... home late at night. We found that our house had been burgled and thousands of pounds' worth of valuables had been stolen. There was also another note, obviously from the burglars, which said, "Hope you enjoyed the show." Clearly they had taken (13) ...................... of the certain knowledge that we would be out of the house in order to perpetrate this crime.

  2. Newbie
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    Re: Register cloze

    And what is the meaning of "A QUICK START"?


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    We do not do your work for you.

    If you have a try at answering and post your ideas, we will then make comments. Read the first passage and work out what the paraphrase will need.

    "A quick start" - no context given - the opposite of a slow start. "Quick" =fast /speedy ; "Slow" = without speed

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    I have some ideas but I'm not sure whether they are correct.

    (1) company
    (2) delay
    (3) surprise
    (4) collision
    (5) serious
    (6) repaired/used/operated
    (7) initial
    (8) false
    (9) of apology
    (10) first class/hot
    (11) priceless
    (12) return
    (13) advantage

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    I have some ideas but I'm not sure whether they are correct.

    (1) company
    (2) delay
    (3) surprise
    (4) collision
    (5) serious
    (6) repaired/used/operated
    (7) initial
    (8) false
    (9) of apology
    (10) first class/hot
    (11) priceless
    (12) return
    (13) advantage

    Apart from 12 - which should be "returning" - you seem to be spot on. Congratulations!

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    Thank you

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