Collocations in Use – Part 73

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 Collocations in Use – Part 73

?Are these sentences true or false

.N1. Sources close to the Prime Minister’ means ‘members of the Prime Minister’s family
.N2. A lavish lifestyle is one that occasionally breaks the law
.N3. When someone goes into rehab, they want to learn a new skill
.N4. The highest bidder is the most important person asking for something
.N5. A fairytale wedding is likely to cost a lot of money
.N6. If someone lets you in on a secret, they tell you something not generally known
.N7. A kiss and tell story is one where a couple talk to the press about their relationship
.N8. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement made just after a couple marry
N9. The ‘full glare of publicity’ is a metaphor based on the idea of a bright light shining on someone or something
N10. An exclusive interview suggests that the interview does not include much information about the interviewee’s private life

 

:Answers

N1. False. It could include members of his/her family, but it also includes his/her immediate colleagues and/or friends
N2. False. A lavish lifestyle is one that is very extravagant and luxurious, but it is not necessarily one that occasionally breaks the law
N3. False. When someone goes into rehab, they want to lose an addiction, usually to alcohol or drugs
.N4. False. The highest bidder is the person who is prepared to pay most for something
N5. True
N6. True
N7. False. A kiss and tell story is one where one person talks to the press about a romantic or sexual relationship they had with a famous person
.N8. False. A prenuptial agreement is made before a couple marry
N9. True
.N10. False. It suggests that the interviewee spoke only to one journalist or newspaper

 

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