File 9: Progress Check

Choose the correct answer.

  1. My friend Christine is , but that’s what makes her so delightfully interesting. She works from home making art out of recycled objects, and she has two pet owls.
  2. Many endangered species are , such as the giant pandas at the National Zoo.
  3. I know this situation isn’t easy, but there’s no way around it. You have to just take the bull by the .
  4. Oh, don’t be afraid of Mr. Price. He’s always grumpy, but his bark is worse than his .
  5. Why is Lauren being so sweet to me all of a sudden? It’s weird. I smell a .
  6. Kathy does of the cleaning and chores. Her husband and son barely do anything.
  7. If I were you, I’d wait until you’re sure you’re getting that promotion before you put a down payment on a new car. Don’t count your chickens before they .
  8. It’s obvious that Matt has no idea how to behave in a fancy restaurant. He's .
  9. Cora’s just not susceptible to criticism. Say anything to her and it’s like .
  10. A: Does Stephanie have cats? B: I hope . I’m very allergic!
  11. A: Does the restaurant allow dogs? B: : I think . I’ve been there with Obie.
  12. I really thought I’d be able to join you for your walk today, but I .
  13. I’ve never owned a dog, but Sylvia here .
  14. A: Is my cat OK? B: No, . Your cat is going to need emergency surgery.
  15. A: Mom, can we please get a goldfish? B: , if you promise to take very good care of it.
  16. A Cuban sandwich is a kind of sandwich made with roasted pork, ham, and cheese on a baguette style roll.
  17. eggs are made by cracking an egg into a pot of simmering water.
  18. I’ll skip the steamed mussels. I’m allergic to .
  19. Some North African dishes use such as cinnamon and clove to enhance the flavor of the meat.
  20. Melt a teaspoon of butter in the hot , then pour some pancake batter on top of it. Flip the pancake when the batter looks dry around the edges and begins to bubble on top.
  21. First, the egg whites vigorously until they become foamy and stiff, then add the sugar.
  22. I’m really a warm chocolate chip cookie right now. Do you mind if we stop at the bakery?
  23. To make tandoori chicken, you first have to chicken thighs in yogurt and spices for eight hours.
  24. I’ll be stopping at on my way home from work tonight.
  25. My friend is a .
  26. Oh, no! The just collapsed when I put the jam jar on it!
  27. Eric bought a really cool antique at a flea market.
  28. Dara lives at .
  29. Would you mind going up to the room and checking on her? I think I hear her waking up.
  30. This bread I bought yesterday is already moldy. I want to talk to the , please.