Vocabulary Comprehension 1 Write the words from the box next to the correct definitions. recent awkward category gather regretful ignore deny adore cuisine realize 1. 2. area 3. missed out on 4. short time ago 5. something 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. embarrassed or nervous to collect things or people from different places into one 2. Have you before? feeling sad or sorry for something that's lost, or that you describing something that has started or happened a to understand something you didn't before; to recall a type or way of cooking to claim something isn't the truth to pay no attention to someone or something a grouping of things organized by type to like someone or something very much Grammar Practice 2 Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given words. 1. We've only just 3. Tony has week. 4. That man has 5. I too much homework to do. (begin) to understand recent events. (contribute) anything to the local paper (be) to the gigantic mall three times this (write) seventeen novels. (feel) like going to the movies yesterday, but I had Expressions Practice 3 Circle the best expression. 1. In my experience, / I remember when people who tell a lot of jokes are more memorable. 2. What happened was / At the time, I forgot her birthday and she got offended. 3. In my experience, / One time, my brother ignored the rules and got into some serious trouble. 4. I remember when / What happened was people were allowed to swim in that river. 5. In my experience, / At the time, I had different interests than I do now.