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Enlarge Your Vocabulary for IELTS-Key Word:Trouble

Enlarge Your Vocabulary for IELTS-Key Word:Trouble

Key Word:Trouble

Verb+Trouble

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
ask for get into give
have save store up
  1. I’m sorry I’m late. I______a lot of trouble finding somewhere to park.
  2. Parking in London is a nightmare! You’d______yourself a lot of trouble by taking the train.
  3. My car is __________ me a lot of trouble at the moment. I think it’s the cold weather.
  4. Anybody who drives a car at 150 kilometres an hour is simply______trouble.
  5. If you don’t deal with this problem, you’re only______trouble for yourself in the future.
  6. He______a lot of trouble for writing on the walls of the school toilets.

Noun+of+Trouble

2. Use these nouns in the sentences:

amount end
least share
  1. I’ve had more than my fair______of trouble this week – certainly more than I deserved!
  2. You wouldn’t believe the______of trouble I’ve had with this video recorder. It’s never worked!
  3. Buying you a birthday present is the______of my troubles. I can’t even pay my rent!
  4. I’ve had no______of trouble finding a hotel room. There’s a big conference on in town.

Adjective+Trouble

3. Match up the sentence with the situation:

1. I’ve got engine trouble. a. I did everything I could.
2. I’m in financial trouble. b. I was caught drinking and driving.
3. I’m in serious trouble with the police. c. I hurt it on a skiing holiday.
4. I’ve got back problem. d. My car won’t start.
5. I’m in big trouble at school. e. I have debts of over £20,000!
6. I went to enormous trouble to help her. f. I didn’t turn up for a recent exam.

Verb+Trouble

4. Trouble is also used to describe a situation in which people argue or fight. Use the correct form of these verbs:

break out stay out of look for
brew want stir up
  1. My sister is always trying to______trouble between me and my boyfriend. I think she’s jealous.
  2. My parents warned me to steer clear of trouble. =>Yeah. Mine told me if I didn’t______trouble they wouldn’t let me go out at night.
  3. I don’t______any trouble in this bar, so if you don’t mind, just finish your drinks and leave.
  4. There have been riots in the capital, and trouble has also______in other cities.
  5. He says he doesn’t______trouble, but he always seems to be getting into fights.
  6. I think trouble is______I overheard a couple of people talking about a strike.

Notes

1. Note in 3-4 trouble is also used to talk about health problems:

  • He has heart trouble.
  • She’s having trouble with her legs.

2. Note how we describe being in a lot of trouble:

  • He’s in real trouble. He was caught stealing money.
  • She’ll be in big trouble if she crashes that car.
  • Tony landed in terrible trouble for breaking the church window.
  • You’ll get into deep trouble if you keep arriving late.
  • The company ran into serious trouble when it lost its biggest contract.

3. Note these expressions:

  • I managed to change my flight without any trouble.
  • Making your own bread is more trouble than it’s worth.

4. We use the expression ‘it’s no trouble’ to mean that something is not a problem:

  • I can wait. It’s no trouble.

5. We also use trouble when we have made a special effort:

  • They went to a lot of trouble to set up this meeting.
  • I always take the trouble to learn names quickly.

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. had
  2. save
  3. giving
  4. asking for
  5. storing up
  6. got into

Ex 2:

  1. share
  2. amount
  3. least
  4. end

Ex 3:

  1. d
  2. e
  3. b
  4. c
  5. f
  6. a

Ex 4:

  1. stir up
  2. stay out of
  3. want
  4. broken out
  5. look for
  6. brewing

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