Free Online English Lessons Keep or Hold?

Vocabulary, Level B1+

Exercise 1

Look at the phrases below and decide which you keep and which you hold.

1. a straight face 
2. someone's hand 
3. a diary 
4. a promise 
5. a demonstration 
6. someone responsible for something 
7. someone at gunpoint 
8. fit 
9. within the speed limit 
10. someone hostage 
Exercise 2

Now put one of the expressions into the gaps in the following sentences.

1. The postal workers to protest about the changes to their working hours.  
2. It was difficult for the students to when the professor started to speak without realising that his shirt buttons were undone.  
3. But you said you would do it! You have to .  
4. Many people during the war and now it is really interesting to read how different life was in those days.  
5. The journalist was for a number of months while his captors tried to persuade the government to pay ransom.  
6. The police were the death of the innocent man shot by accident.  
7. The robber and forced him to open the safe and produce the money.  
8. I try to by going to the gym every week.  
9. There are speed cameras all over the town so be careful about .  
10. Please while we cross this busy road.  

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