Complete the article with the correct form of the words.
It's strange having a 1 ............... (converse) with Jeff
Hanson. The 42-year-old builder looks 2 ...............
(exact) like Robert De Niro. He has the same colour eyes, the same hair, even the same facial 3 ...............
(express) as the Hollywood star. For years Jeff has been 4...............(mistake) for somebody else. 'There's a lot
of 5 ...............(excite) when people see me,' says Jeff, 'They think I'm somebody 6 ............... (fame) . Then
they notice something different about my 7............... (appear) and Robert De Niro's - I don't have a beauty spot!' A Lookalike agency has already offered) Jeff 8 ............... (employ) , but Jeff's plans are more
9 ............... (ambition). At the moment he wants to work for a film company in the States. 'I've never been abroad before so now is my chance,' says Jeff. An 10...............(addition) advantage is the pay. He could
earn £3,000-a-day playing the star's double. But the latest 11 ............... (develop) is his challenge to De
Niro. 'We look so alike that I've asked to star with him in a movie - as his long-lost brother,' says Jeff.
The Daily Mirror
1 conversation (converse)
2 exactly (exact)
3 expression (express)
5 excitement (excite)
6 famous (fame)
7 appearance (appear)
8 employment (employ)
9 ambitious (ambition)
10 additional (addition)
11 development (develop)
5 Adjectives and prepositions
A Complete sentences 1-7 with the correct preposition.
• in • about • of (x2) • on • with • at
1 Jeff is very good at impersonating Robert De Niro.
2 Tim is very keen on Kathy, but he's too shy to ask her out.
3 Paul was bored with playing computer games all the time.
4 Rob was ashamed of stealing the magazine, so
he took it back to the shop.
5 I've always been interested in playing football.
6 Tma was embarrassed about her hair. She'd dyed it green!
7 Dave was proud of his appearance. He looked just like Leonardo DiCaprio.
B Now complete sentences 1-3 so that they are true for you.
1 I'm very good at...............
2 I often get bored with...............
3 I'm not very interested in...............
A Match the people with the definitions in 1-8.
• kidnapper • vandal • shoplifter • mugger • forger
• burglar • murderer • robber
A person who:
1 takes someone away by force and demands money -
2 has killed someone illegally or on purpose. -
3 steals from a bank. -
4 steals things by breaking into a house. -
5 steals from a shop. -
6 attacks and steals from someone in the street. -
7 makes a copy of something in order to deceive people. -
8 damages property on purpose. -
B Now write the names of each crime in 1-8. Use a
dictionary to help you.
Example kidnapper kidnapping
Complete sentences 1-7 with these verbs.
• appealed • confessed • found • sentenced • arrested
• suspected • escaped
1 'Is it true that Alex is suspected of committing the
2 Three convicts escaped from Brixton prison last
3 The jury found Mr Jones guilty of murder.
4 The student was arrested for possession of drugs.
5 Mark confessed to stealing the library book.
6 The lawyer appealed against the judge's harsh
7 The drug dealer was sentenced to ten years in prison.
8 Words easily confused
Use one of the words in the correct form to complete sentences 1-6.
• theft • robbery • burglary
1 The bank robbery took place at 1 o'clock in the
2 While we were on holiday, there was a burglary at
the house next door.
3 A man was charged with the theft of a valuable
4 When the thieves robbed the jewellery shop, they
stole over £50,000.
5 Someone robbed Mark in the street. His watch and
wallet were stolen.
6 My bike was stolen last week. Since then I've had
to walk to school.