collocations

collocations

´╗┐EX.1
The meeting took almost five hours so it was impossible to ............................................... attention all the time.
The problem is difficult to ....................................... under control.
It took us all day to clean up the office after the burglary - the thieves ................................. a terrible mess.
I don't think we should ...................................... a decision yet; we should wait.
Only 31% of the students who ........................................ the final exam passed it.
I think we should look for a new supplier - the one we have at the moment ................................ us too many problems.
Could you ................................................. me a favour and post these letters on your way home?
I've told him ten times that he's got the wrong telephone number. I'll .................................... crazy if they call again.
The company offers its employees free language training but not many people ............................ advantage of it.
Our personnel assistant is leaving next month - she's ................................................. a baby.

EX.2
He .......................................... laughing when he realised his mistake.
He assured me he was ....................... sure where the house was.
We didn't arrange to meet. It was ................................... coincidence that I saw him.
Please! I'm trying to work here. Don't .............................my time with stupid questions!
He had to go to the hospital because it was a very ................................................. cut.
Our neighbour is a very................................... smoker - 2 packets a day.
We managed to get up the steep hill only because our car is very ...........................................
I don't know him that well. He's only a ................................ acquaintance.
I'm an honest and .........................................

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