1 Collocations with ‘mind’. Study the examples.
- Oh, I forgot the key. Never mind! (to be concerned about, be troubled about )
- Mind the icy sidewalk! It’s slippery! (to be careful about )
- I can’t keep my mind on work. (the focus of thought, attention )
- The great minds of the past were Shakespeare and Homer, among many others. (a person considered as an intellectual being)
- I liked both dresses but I didn’t buy any of them. I couldn’t make up my mind. (to decide )
- The possibility of failure crossed your mind. But I had to go on with it. (occur to you, suggest itself )
- ‘Maybe we could celebrate tonight.’ ‘What did you have in mind?’ (propose, plan, think )
- Bear in mind that petrol stations are scarce in this area. (do not forget, be mindful )
- You must allow me to speak my mind. (say frankly what I think )
- Go away and mind your own business! (do not interfere )
2 Fill the gaps with ‘mind’ collocations.
- Once he _________ his mind to do something, there was no stopping him.
- _________ you don’t burn those sausages! Check them up!
- ‘Mike, I’m really sorry.’ – ‘ _________, it happens to me all the time.’
- It was a terrible fight. I just couldn’t stay away and _________! I had to phone the police.
- It was Helen’s 50th birthday so I wanted to throw a surprise party. Her not coming to the party _________ (not) at all!
- Politicians always _________ in debates. That’s why I just don’t like it!
- Henry couldn’t _________ the project. The phone was ringing, clients were coming in, he just couldn’t concentrate.
- ‘I plan to propose marriage to Tina, in a very unusual way.’ – ‘What do you _________?
3 ‘Study’ vocabulary. Fill the gaps.
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- He is _________ Medicine because he wants to become a doctor.
- I’m just _________ for my History test tomorrow. I have a lot to cover.
- Silvia _________French in an elementary school.
- Students need to _________ maths a lot in order to pass the exam.
- I have been _________ English since I was 7 years old.
4 Read the statements and match them with the right word given in the box.
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- Someone who teaches at university.
- Someone who has a college degree.
- The head of a school.
- Someone who studies at primary or secondary school.
- The most important teacher in a university department.
- Someone who teaches one student or a very small class.
- Someone in the same class as yourself.
- Someone who trains a sports team.
- Someone who writes the question papers of an examination.
- Someone who drives but has not yet passed a driving test.
5 Underline the most suitable word or phrase.
- Jack decided to take a course/lesson in hotel management.
- Sheila always got good marks/points in algebra.
- After leaving school, Ann studied/trained as a teacher.
- Peter decided not to go in/enter for examination.
- My sister learned/taught me how to draw.
- I can’t come to the cinema. I have to read/study for a test.
- In History classes we had to learn a lot of dates by hand/by heart.
- I hope your work will improve by the end of the course/term.
- If you have any questions, raise/rise your hand.