1 Match the sentence halves. There are three extra endings.
1 This conversation is over as far as …B…
2 I am totally ……
3 We have to bear ……
4 I normally go along ……
5 I understand that it’s hard ……
6 You should always keep an ……
7 There’s no ……
8 It’s clear to my ……
A with your ideas, but in this case I disagree.
B I’m concerned, I have nothing more to say.
C to deny that your wrong but I’m afraid that is the case.
D open mind when discussing controversial topics.
E concerned you can’t do that.
F in mind that teenagers think differently to adults.
G to my mind that’s the answer.
H against such widespread use of technology in schools.
I mind with your opinions.
J mind that she didn’t study very hard for the exam.
K doubt that Rob is a good student but his behaviour needs to improve.
2 H 2 F 4 A 5 C 6 D 7 K 8 J
2 Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
bear in mind believe in deny firmly suspects
view was convinced by
1 You need to ……bear in mind…… that he’s a new student and doesn’t know the rules yet.
2 My brother ………………… that I’ve been lying about my grades, but I haven’t.
3 What is your ………………… on the current school uniform?
4 I ………………… the students that this would be a good book to study.
5 It’s important to ………………… yourself and then you will achieve your goals.
6 Do you ………………… copying this from the internet?
7 We ………………… believe that every child has a right to education.
2 suspects 3 view 4 was convinced by
5 believe in 6 deny 7 firmly
3 Complete the crossword puzzle.
1 the things that a person owns, especially things that can be carried
2 items people wear to cover their body
3 the areas that form the edge of a town or city
4 the money you keep, especially in a bank, and which you don’t use on a daily basis
1 food and drinks that are available at a meeting or event
2 a list in a book that tells you what different parts of the book contain
3 the words of a song
4 the place where someone lives and the conditions they live in
4 Choose the correct options.
A: For me, (1) there’s no doubt / I’m totally against / I believe in that the best place to live is the countryside. You have beautiful (2) contents / surroundings / view and it is peaceful and relaxed.
B: Yes, but you have to (3) bear in mind / be convinced by / in my view that there are few shops and not so many activities.
A: (4) To go along with / To be convinced by / To my mind there are more activities: you can go walking, climbing, cycling or horse riding and it’s much safer than in town.
B: I agree, but not everyone likes being outside all the time and what about when the weather is bad?
A: There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate (5) belongings / clothes / contents! If it’s raining, wear a raincoat; If it’s cold, put on a jumper!
B: I can see that you (6) view / firmly / suspect believe in living in the countryside. I can’t (7) deny / believe in / be convinced by that it’s beautiful but I prefer to live on the outskirts of town with easy access to (8) both / either / neither the city centre and the countryside.
3 bear in mind
4 To my mind
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