Key word: event
1 Verb + event
Use the correct form of these verbs:
sponsor take part in
- When Nelson Mandela visited the city, hundreds of doves were released to ___________ the event.
- I’d like to thank everyone who ___________ today’s marvellous fund-raising event. I think you’ll all agree we’ve had a wonderful day and we have also managed to raise over £20,000!
- Nobody who___________ the events of September 11th – either live on TV or first hand – will ever forget them.
- Most big sporting events are___________ by large multinational companies like Nike or Pepsi.
- The explosion of the atom bomb over Hiroshima was an event that___________ the world. => It was also an event that changed history.
- Will the event be ___________ if it rains or will it be held indoors instead?
2 Common adjective collocations
Match the two halves of these sentences:
- We’ll be staging a number of
- Everything went exactly as planned.
- Three people died when the building collapsed. Unfortunately, I was a witness to
- Early this morning the President suffered a heart attack. We have the latest report on today’s
- The resignation of the Prime Minister was
- If you are into films and film stars,
- Getting a place at university
- When my sister lost her second child,
- The folk festival has now become
a dramatic events at the White House in a few minutes.
b the main political event of the year.
c is a major event in the lives of many young people.
d then the Oscars is the biggest social event of the year.
e The whole event went like clockwork.
f an annual event, held every June.
g it was a traumatic event for the whole family.
h special events to celebrate 25 years of independence.
i the tragic event and it’s something I’m going to have trouble living with.
3 Noun expressions
Fill in the gaps in the sentences below with the following nouns:
chain course summary version
- We were suspicious of Bill’s ___________ of events. That’s why we started a full-scale investigation and discovered he had been stealing money from the company for over ten years! I mean, he had a yacht and house in StTropez!
- It’s difficult to believe that the decisions we are about to take will influence the future ___________ of events. It’s a strange feeling knowing that you can affect history!
- The air accident report has outlined the ___________ of events that caused the accident which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
- I haven’t got time to go into detail so this is just a brief ___________ of events from the Festival.
1. In I -1 ‘celebrate’ is also possible.
2. Note the following common expressions:
In the event of a collision, the airbag will inflate instantly. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, call 189 4320 for roadside assistance.
3. In I -4 ‘a sporting event’ can mean the whole competition or an individual competition. For example: The 100 metres is not his best event.
4. Large events are ‘staged’:
Our organisation has a lot of experience of staging international sporting events.
l mark 2.took part in 3. witnessed
4 sponsored 5. shook 6. cancelled
l-h 2-e 3-i 4-a 5-b 6-d 7-c 8-g 9-f
- version 2. course 3. chain 4. summary
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