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Before implementing a plan, ____________ its weaknesses and strengths is essential in order to achieve success.
He has studied this topic for 25 years, and now that he's a(n) _____________ a lot of journalists call him to know his opinion.
Their ___________ of the situation was perfect. Afterwards, everything happened exactly how they predicted.
This article _______________ the current foreign policy of the United States and concludes that the retreat of the U.S. from Asia will benefit China.
She seems distant at first, but if you know her better you'll find out that she is very __________ : you can always ask her to help.
Compared to what students were used to in high school, studying at university requires a completely different ___________ . Students are largely responsible for themselves and shouldn't wait for teachers to guide them.
After graduating from university, he decided to pursue a career in the _________ of study that he liked the most.
The rural ___________ of Thailand have been hit by an unusual drought this year.
After a thorough inspection, the insurance company ______________ the damage at 2,500 dollars.
The government called an emergency meeting in order to ____________ the situation after the terrorist attack.
Practice tests can be useful ____________ tools for both students and teachers.
I hope to go to college next year, __________ that I pass my exams.
It is a common _______ that art forms such as ballet are elitist and have no general appeal to the masses.
The military government is becoming increasingly ______________ : it arrests anybody who takes part in a protest, and sentences dissidents to jail.
The Economist and the New York Times are two of the most __________ publications on world affairs.
Did anybody give you the ___________ to leave early? If nobody did, you're not allowed to go now.
After the latest financial scandal, the country's _____________ launched a crackdown on corruption among local businessmen.
Exercising parental ____________ is a huge responsibility. Parents are under pressure to always make the right decision for their children.
At first he said that he was willing to help me move the furniture to my new apartment, but later he said he was _____________ because he had a meeting he couldn't miss.
The success of any such scheme depends on the _______ of parking spaces outside town centers.
If you give someone the __________ of the doubt, you are believing what they say and taking their word even though you have some doubt about what really happened.
One of the several _____________ of eating a lot of fruit and vegetables is that your digestive system will work better.
Eating vegetables daily can have an extremely ____________ effect on your health.
I was a part of the team that created the project since its _____________ , which means from the very first day.
For many students who are not used to reading, the "main idea" in a paragraph is a difficult _________ to grasp.
My dad ____________ falls asleep on the sofa after lunch: every day, he starts watching TV and after a few minutes his eyes are closed.
He is a very talented player, but he can be quite ___________ : he alternates amazing performances and appalling showings.
He has been the most _____________ player of the team this season. He's always performed well.
Analysts believe that the law which was recently approved by Parliament might be ____________ . In that case, the Supreme Court might reject it.
The latest round of protests ___________ a threat to the authority of the government.
The committee was set up by the government with the task of drafting a new ________ , which would be the country's tenth since 1932 .
He claims that his words were taken out of ____________ : what he really meant in that situation was completely different from what the media say.
The Thai language is quite ____________ . Many expressions depend on the situation, and there is a subtleness that foreigners don't often understand.
A(n) ____________ is a person who is hired to perform work or to provide goods at a certain price or within a certain time.
The interview for her new job was successful, but she hasn't signed a ____________ yet with the company.
The swine flu epidemic started after somebody ________________ the virus from infected pigs.
If you have unprotected sex with a HIV-positive person, you are at high risk of ______________ the HIV virus.
I've always been impressed by her ___________ : she is always coming up with original and artistic ideas for her work.
___________ your personal blog is quite an easy process if you follow the instructions that they will give you.
Contrary to evolutionism, _________ is the theory according to which all living things exist because of God, and not because of natural selection.
A latest trend in journalism is ___________ journalism, which uses numbers and statistics to show the trends behind a story.
Computer monitors from 15 years ago might still be working, but they have very low _________ : if you zoom in an image, it might be grainy.
A mass shooting is __________ as a single shooting incident which kills or injures four or more people.
Many words in Thai ___________ from Pali and Sanskrit.
This word is of uncertain ________ . Linguists don't really know where it originated and how it entered the language.
Due to the bad weather conditions, the _____________ of aid to the people affected by the earthquake has been slow. Many haven't had any food to eat for days.
To inform the residents about the possible typhoon risks, leaflets have been __________ to all the houses in the area.
The Internet has made __________ music easy and has unleashed an astonishing amount of new material to share.
My uncle's company is the sole ___________ of this product in the country: nobody else can sell it.
Analysts predict that the __________ impact of the earthquake will be massive, possibly even 2-3 percent of the country's GDP.
The country's ____________ shows worrying signs of a crisis: exports are down and hundreds of companies are laying off workers.
Someone who is ____________ avoids wasting things, like money or food.
They ___________ for years in order to have enough money to buy the house of their dreams.
When asked to predict the situation for next year, all __________ said they believe the GDP will grow by over 4 percent.
The 2011 tsunami in Japan had a severe ________ impact: it caused a nuclear disaster at Fukushima, which made it impossible for residents to live there.
Sometimes, when you feel tired or have a headache because you work too much, you might just need a change of _________ . Even a brief walk in the park can help.
The construction of more dams on the Mekong worries _________________ , who believe that the water level of the river will decrease.
The rise of the middle class, with its rising expectations, worries the ________ that has always ruled in the country.
The company was __________ almost two centuries ago, and it's still thriving now.
I __________ him; I thought he would do well in the exam, but actually he performed very poorly. I guess he's not as good as I thought.
A famous basketball coach once said: "Never __________ the heart of a champion". He meant that truly good players can come up with amazing performances any time.
Despite the lack of modern technology, some early astronomers' ___________ of the distance between planets were surprisingly accurate.
The judge decided to acquit the accused for lack of ___________ . He may have committed the crime, but it just can't be proven at the moment.
I don't know why he is so rude to you, but it is ___________ that he has some issues with you that he doesn't want to talk about.
If the currency of a country strengthens against the dollar, ___________ are usually not happy, because they find it hard to sell their products abroad.
Rice and rubber are among the principal agricultural _________ of Thailand.
Sociologists believe that poverty is only one of the __________ that cause people to become criminals.
They chose to send their daughter to study in India rather than Europe. However, their financial problems were not a(n) ________ in their decision.
From a(n) __________ point of view, your decision doesn't make any sense: I'm afraid you will lose a lot of money.
The company's ____________ are in great shape. It has no debts and plenty of cash for future growth.
His writing style is very ________ : you can feel that it's a simple combination of sentences and tricks he has memorized, not a meaningful flow of ideas.
There is no secret ________ for happiness: everybody should live their life as it suits them better and be themselves.
At the end of the Integrated Skills class, students should be able to better __________ their own thoughts in a discussion.
A Swiss-army knife is very ________ : it can be used in a variety of situations, and you should always bring one with you if you go camping, for example.
Throughout history, bridges have performed the _________ of providing access across water, connecting people and villages.
My uncle's cancer has got worse. Unfortunately, his liver and kidneys are not _______________ well anymore, and doctors believe he will pass away in a few months.
The police is trying to __________ the suspect from the images of the security cameras.
In the pet hospital, each animal was tagged with a number for ____________ .
Myanmar is a country where many different ethnic groups live. Therefore, regional ____________ are stronger than the sense of belonging all to the same nation.
In many South-East Asian countries, ________ inequality is a major problem. There's a huge gap between the rich and the poor.
In a new report by the Ministry of Finance, all economic ____________ show that the GDP is set to decrease in the next months.
The way a person treats a waiter, or anybody who provides a service, is often a(n) ________ of their character.
The "fragile" tag on a box __________ that the content of the package could be easily broken if not transported properly.
Quantifying the performance of ________ players in a team activity can be tricky.
Generally speaking, many Asian cultures give a lot of importance to the group, while Western cultures can be more _________ .
Perhaps the most compelling reason to teach art in schools is that it allows students to express their _________ .
This box of cookies contains 50 cookies, all of them _______________ wrapped. It's such a waste of plastic.
What he said was open to a number of ____________ : different people understood it differently.
If you _________ another driver's wave as a friendly hello, you're probably missing the fact that he's trying to tell you one of your headlights isn't working.
In international workshops, ___________ still play a vital role as they translate for a diverse audience what the different speakers say.
The police arrested a suspect soon after the horrific murder, but the man denied his _________ in the crime.
Some people ___________ in the case revealed that they knew the whole affair violated multiple laws, but they carried on anyway.
The recent shootings and protests involving the Afro-American community in the United States show that racism is still a huge ________ in the country.
Over a century after the abolition of slavery, racism is still one of the most debated _____________ in the United States.
The mining sector employs tens of thousands of __________ in South Africa, where work conditions can be quite harsh.
Workers on this construction site _________ from dawn to dusk, in two shifts.
In most countries, driving a car is ________ for people under 18. In the United States, though, it's possible to drive after turning 16.
Many countries around the world are debating whether to ____________ marijuana or not.
The ____________ of gay marriage is a recent phenomenon in Western countries. Asian countries haven't followed the trend up to now.
When the new military government granted an amnesty to the coup makers, many law experts questioned the _________ of this decision.
If you enter a country ________ , which means without a valid passport and visa, you will be arrested and deported once they find you.
The main responsibility of a country's Parliament is to __________ effectively for the people who elected their representatives.
The traditional division of power assigns the executive power to the government, the ________ power to Parliament, and the judicial power to tribunals.
For people who choose to migrate to another country, poverty and lack of jobs are often _______ factors: they move in the hope of improving their economic prospects.
The _________ of people in Thailand are Buddhist, whereas in Indonesia most people are Muslim.
Highlighting, rereading, underlining and summarizing the notes taken in class are the most popular studying ________ among students today.
Throughout the quarter, she proved to be a(n) ________ student: every day she would go through her notes, underline the most important parts and then organise them in folders.
Traffic jams are a daily _______ in many Asian megalopolis: Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and Dhaka are all known for the huge amount of cars on their streets.
Dengue fever __________ mainly in tropical Asia and in the Caribbean, usually during the rainy seasons in areas with high numbers of infected mosquitoes.
A(n) _________________ event happens again and again. One example could be earthquakes in Japan or Indonesia.
It has been estimated that over 30 ________ of the Japanese population is over 60 years old.
The _________ of students who fail their exams in this university is ten percent higher than the national average.
Many health experts are worried that the _________ outbreaks of this contagious disease could one day turn in a global epidemic.
This club sends a newsletter to its members ___________________ , usually once every two months.
This university follows a(n) ________ of zero tolerance towards plagiarism: if you copy from another published source, you're out.
The economic ______________ of the government have been criticized by plenty of economists. They think the economy will grow less this year because of them.
He decided to reject the proposal on _______: he just felt that it would have been morally wrong to accept it.
He is willing to do anything in order to reach his goals, even if it harms others. In other words, he's really __________ .
If you want to visit the United States, the _______ you have to follow in order to get a visa can be quite time-consuming.
If you are stressed because you have to follow so many rules at work, you could say that the _________ requirements of your job are getting you down.
Charles Darwin's work proved that the natural selection _________ is survival of the fittest.
Dear Sir/Madam, this e-mail is to inform you that your application has been ____________ . In a few weeks, if you are shortlisted for the job, we will contact you for an interview.
If the job description says that a master's degree is ________ , it means that there is no point in applying if you only have a high school diploma.
You are German. As being of Thai nationality is one of the ____________ of this job, unfortunately for you there is no point in applying.
The theory advanced by that expert is interesting, but I think more _________ is needed before we can say that the theory is absolutely correct.
_____________ have found mysterious man-made structures from around 200,000 years ago in this cave.
If people are in a coma, they don't _______ to external stimuli. For example, if you pricked their skin with a needle, they wouldn't move at all.
When the band played their most famous song at the concert, the _________ of the audience was enthusiastic.
In her life, she challenged the traditional _____ assigned to women: she was a successful businesswoman and a mother of three children, which was quite uncommon in that period.
In this movie, the actor plays the ____________ of a ruthless dictator who kills all of his political enemies.
The vocabulary test is composed of five ________ . In the first, you have to match the meanings; in the second, you have to cross the odd word out; in the third, ...
The area they inherited from their grandfather was divided in four _________ , and each of them was given to one of the four cousins.
When people saw the images of the Twin Towers collapsing on 9/11, they instantly realized the huge _________ of that event.
When you're part of a team, your feelings are ________ ; it is your actions that really matter.
The price of gas has increased _________________ in the past few months, and many citizens think the government should start introducing subsidies to bring it down.
The Thai language derives from Pali and Sanskrit. __________ , Khmer also has many words that come from these two ancient languages.
In the course of history, religion has been the ________ of many wars in Europe.
The teacher told me that I should have more ____________ in my term paper, because right now the content is quite weak.
Today's lecture will be on human rights. ________ , the professor will talk about freedom of speech and freedom of worship.
I told her three times the _________ time and place of our meeting, yet she went to another place at a different hour.
The earthquake caused __________ damages to many buildings. Even those which didn't collapse look quite shaky.
The PC program is _______________ in four levels which students have to pass on their way to MUIC.
In its push to modernise the country, the government is investing a lot in ________________ . New railways and road are being planned.
Albert Einstein _________ the existence of gravitational waves.
Different __________ have been proposed to explain this complex phenomenon, but none of them seem correct.
The weather is quite ________ in the UK. It can be sunny in the morning and rainy in the afternoon, then sunny again.
If something is ________________ , it means it never changes.
The __________ of dishes in the Italian cuisine is amazing. Different regions and towns have different recipes, and they are delicious.
People say that the taste of Coke ________ from country to country, as it depends on the water that has been used to produce it.
In Thailand, the _________ of the temperature between days and nights is not very high. Instead, in the Sahara desert, a hot day can easily turn into a cold night after the sun sets.
The weather in San Francisco is known for its _________ . One minute it's summer and the next can feel like winter.
Her ________ are really impressive. She comes from a rural background, but now she is a successful businesswoman.
A lot of people fail to _______ their goals not because they lack the required abilities, but because they give up too soon.
The results we ________________ were only partly satisfactory. We could have done better.
_________________ a result for which I worked hard makes me very happy.
After working for ten years in different countries, my friend has _______ a lot of experience.
Language _________ in early childhood works better through interaction, not only with parents and other adults, but also with other children.
The new ________ has decided to change a few things about how the company is managed.
The new secretary has really strong ___________ skills. She always performs her tasks on time and replies to every e-mail within an hour.
When you ________ something, you give it to others. This can apply to a dose of medicine, an order, a survey, or a punishment.
Lack of sleep and unhealthy eating habits can ________ your performance at work.
When her husband died, the woman was deeply _________________ by that loss. She cried for weeks and was never the same again.
Many villages in the area were hit hard by the storm, but luckily my hometown was __________ . No damages were reported there.
You need to dress _________ if you want to be allowed to enter the graduation ceremony.
Your language is highly ________ , young man! You should learn some respect.
This issue can be considered under different ________ . The way you see it depends on which of them you think is more important.
This is a(n) __________________ of the problem that I have never considered before. I'll think about it and then I'll make my decision.
The staff from the customer _________ have been very helpful in helping me solve the problem.
My grandmother is quite old, and she can't live by herself anymore. I hired a young maid who _________ her while I am at work.
Some wealthy people obsessed with fashion have a personal shopping _________________ to help them in their purchases.
__________________ customers whenever they have a problem is the main task of anybody working in the customer service department.
Every year, a good shop owner should run an inventory, which involves _________ the products he has in stock.
You can explore this huge archive by ____________ : different filters allow you to look for different items.
A new ________ in my life has just started: I got married, I found a new job and soon I'll be a father.
The new CEO has __________ a survey to the Human Resources department. He wants to improve the workflow of the company staff.
The government set up an independent ______________ to investigate the corruption allegations against members of the military.
For every product that they manage to sell, salesmen in this company receive _________ up to 4 percent of the product's value.
I like this neighborhood. Since the first time I visited it, I felt there was a sense of _______ : everybody seems to know each other, and people are really friendly.
This is an extremely ________ topic. You should do a lot of research before you start writing your term paper.
Students complained that the _________ of the final exam was too high. It was so difficult that over 50 percent of them failed.
Data _________ is a new technology trend used to identify trends and extract relevant information by analyzing the data available.
The total value of the import tax is ______________ using the rates that are applied to the product's components.
The evidence collected by the police proved to be _________ . They still can't say for sure who murdered the victim.
When you write a paper, you always end by summing up your arguments and drawing a(n) ________ about what you have been writing about.
She __________ her speech by thanking all the people that helped her achieve her goal.
This university sets very high standards of professional __________ : students are expected to behave respectfully, be on time and participate in class.
Water is an extremely powerful ________ of electricity. If you touch water that is in contact with a source of electricity, you can easily die.
You need to be more careful next time. Before you act, try to think about the _________ of your actions.
Overuse of tablets can lead to lack of attention and __________________ educational difficulties for young children.
The choice of the university where you are going to study is highly ________ , because it can shape the rest of your working career.
When you work in a team, if there's something you don't like, you need to learn how to express _________ criticism: it's the only way the people around you can improve.
Developers want to ________ a new shopping mall here, but residents would rather see a new public park.
After the catastrophic earthquake destroyed the city, experts have estimated that __________ could cost up to 10 billion dollars.
The Health Ministry is worried because a new survey has shown that the ________ of sugar among Thais has increased 98% in ten years. People simply eat too much sugar.
Many South-East Asian societies show a high degree of _________ , which means that people love going to shopping malls and spending a lot of money on new products.
One of the causes of climate change is the excessive amount of fossil fuels that we _______________ .
The new law raises the VAT tax to 15 percent on food products, and that means that low-income __________ will be the ones who are hurt.
My uncle's car is very old. Its engine is so inefficient that it _______________ 12 liters of gasoline every 100 kilometers.
He's a very selfish person. Whenever he works in a team, he likes to take ________ for every success, but blames the others when things go bad.
To graduate from this university, a student must earn at least 18 ____________ by passing required courses and electives.
Japan's culture has been deeply influenced by China during its history. _________ speaking, they share a lot of traits.
Pokemon Go has instantly become a worldwide _________ phenomenon.
Software programmers that are able to _______ apps are able to earn a lot of money nowadays.
Although those twins look absolutely the same, they have ________ personalities: one is shy and insecure, whereas the other is outgoing and self-confident.
In the future, the spectacular growth of these cities' suburbs will form a tightly packed megalopolis, with no ______ from one city to the next.
Through the fog, he could only see _________ shapes on the horizon.
This book has all the _________ to become a successful movie, too: there's war, love, friendship and death. The cinema audiences would love it.
Although I think I have a good guess about the final result, there is still a(n) ___________________ of uncertainty, so I can't be too confident.
That brand is incredibly successful, and their customers are loyal. They _______ the brand name with quality: once they buy a product, they know it will last forever.
In an addition ___________ , addends are the numbers that are added together to give a sum.
When teachers __________ their students' speaking skills, they also need to consider the students' personalities. Some kids are shy, and maybe that's the reason they don't speak much.
Although he looked unharmed after the accident, the child was taken to a hospital for ________ , just to be on the safe side.
This hotel has the best facilities for business trips in town. It _________ a convention center, private printing and fax services, and teleconference services.
This magazine specializes in _____________ articles that focus on special events, places or people in great detail. These articles are quite long yet interesting.
After months of negotiations, the two companies are __________ a deal that will merge them into one new company.
The decision of the court is ___________ : there will be no other trials after this.
It's taken so much of my time, but _________ next week I'll hand in my term paper!
He's a student with a lot of potential, but he lacks ___________ . You can tell that he's intelligent, but his attention span is short and he isn't very motivated.
I'm sorry I didn't hear your call. I was _________ on my homework and wasn't paying attention to anything else.
The most common theory for the extinction of dinosaurs is that an asteroid hit the Earth. The force of the ______________ might have changed the climate, causing a mass extinction.
The economic crisis has _____________ on retail spending. With less money in their pockets, people simply buy less.
The earthquake that hit Indonesia killed 1,400 people and left 3,850 ___________ .
A friend of my mother's suffered a severe ________ yesterday when his car crashed into a tractor.
In the first weeks after Pokemon Go was released, several _________ were reported among players who were carelessly glued to their phone while driving or walking in trafficked areas.
The National Cancer __________ is a health organization established by the government in order to do research on cancer and its possible cure.
People who show clear signs of mental problems are sometimes placed in mental __________ , where they can be taken care of.
The recent stock market crash has shaken _________ . Now, they don't know if they should invest more money, of if it's the moment to pull out.
Bonds are usually considered a safe ________________ in the long term.
___________ some money in real estate is usually a good idea, but you can potentially lose money too.
The bill was ________ . It listed the cost of each product I purchased rather than just the total cost.
Google News allows you to sort through thousands and thousands of news ________ for free.
For my term paper, I found very useful an academic ____________ that has written extensively on this subject.
__________________ is a sector that has been hit hard by smartphones. People buy fewer newspapers than in the past and spend more time on social media.
When faced with a stressful situation, it can be difficult to ___________ your composure and remain calm.
Buying property can be a good investment in the long term, but you should be aware that it comes with steep transaction costs and ___________ expenses.
I can't recognize him anymore. He smokes, he drinks, he uses bad words, he becomes violent with random people... his behavior is really _________ . What happened to him?
After a long holiday away from home, it's normal to miss the __________ of your everyday life.
After years of not talking to each other, the two governments are working towards a(n) __________ of their diplomatic relations.
After the interruption of services this morning, the problem has been solved, and subway trains are now running _____________ .
Should we always try to _________ more material things, or should we sometimes be content with less?
After carefully folding a sheet of paper multiple times, he ___________ a beautiful origami.
The bureaucracy in this country is crazy. Even a simple process like _________ a business license can be really time-consuming.
The more you work with other students and ask questions, the more your teachers will like you. In other words, class __________ counts toward your grade.
Too much competition can be detrimental to young children in sports. __________________ should be more important than winning.
There are currently more than 30 million active __________ in youth sports in America.
She's a very _________ student: she is very good at noticing and understanding things that many people do not notice.
Researchers have established that looking an animal in the eyes for a long time, in a narrow and assertive way, is __________ as threatening.
There is a growing __________ that the country's economy is in trouble. People can't find jobs anymore, and prices are going up.
I don't respond very __________ to being bossed around - it just makes me angry.
That player is young, but I believe he has a lot of __________ : we should give him a chance.
Many Europeans are worried about the latest wave of refugees. They are afraid that, __________ , a number of terrorists might hide in groups of refugees trying to enter Europe.
I don't like this new manager: the __________ manager was much better.
The factory's toxic emissions are far greater than was _________ announced, so people living in the area are more worried now.
To pass the intensive course, the __________ focus of students should be on completing their assignments. Every day they are required to work from home.
Many people want the latest computer even if they use it ______________ for word processing or surfing the Internet. It's such a waste of computing power.
The phone that I __________ last year is giving me a lot of problems. I think I will need to buy a new one soon.
High interest rates are affecting the ________ power of homeowners. In other words, people who have a mortgage to pay off have now less money to spend around.
This area is quite popular with tourists because it offers activities for everybody, _________ from activities for families to activities for young couples.
In the previous quarter, the students' grades _________ from A to D.
Italy is a country where people speak Italian, but there is also a wide range of __________ dialects and accents.
Thailand is usually divided in six __________ : the North, the North-East, the West, the South-East, the Central plains and the South.
This is an organization that ___________ fishing in the region: it sets the rules and standards that everybody in the sector should follow.
This sector is still _________ , which means there are no rules or restrictions in place, and everybody can do what they want.
Big financial companies are asking for a(n) ___________ of the financial sector, because they think that fewer rules could lead to bigger profits.
What you wrote on this page is completely ___________ to your term paper. It's a completely different topic, and you shouldn't cover it in this paper.
Many young people today feel that politics has no ____________ to them. Their parents' generation was much more active in political issues.
My friend Pablo travels all over the world, but he mostly lives in Brazil. He has been a(n) ___________ there for a long time.
This hotel used to be the private _______________ of a local family. It has been converted into a hotel only a few years ago.
The city center is not a(n) _________ area anymore. Rents are too expensive there, and once offices close in the evening, people go home in the suburbs.
She's a very __________ person: she's always coming up with new ideas and excels at solving problems with whatever is at hand.
Some people are afraid that, if the world keeps consuming at this crazy pace, natural ________ will one day come to an end.
If you buy the one-year membership at this gym, you will have __________ access to all their facilities, 24 hours a day.
Two days after the terrorist attack, security __________ in the city have been lifted and public transport is operating as normal.
In an authoritarian regime, human rights such as freedom of expression and freedom of worship are usually _________ .
She is very shy and lacks confidence, and that is why she hasn't been successful in her career. Her __________ prevented her from being promoted.
Job _______________ is harder to achieve these days. Many employers don't hire workers permanently anymore.
Because of the recent wave of violence, police told foreigners living outside ___________ compounds to travel with guards.
That student is an attention _________ : he's always raising his hand because he wants to show the teacher that he knows everything.
This is a very rare print, and that's why it will be much _________ after by collectors.
Oxford university is an extremely ________ academic institute. Only the best students can study there.
The party organized by the company was very exclusive: only around 50 _______ people were invited.
The _________ process is made up of four rounds. In the end, only four people will be chosen among all the candidates.
The local population protested against the law that made their village the proposed __________ for a new dam.
The Nazi offensive in Russia in 1942 failed because of several ____________ mistakes: one of them was to push forward while the army was running out of gas for its tanks.
The company needs a new ________________ in order to solve the problems it faces. The old one clearly didn't work.
A new __________ published by our university shows that most students want a degree in English because they believe it will give them better career options.
This library is the best in the country. It contains an archive of the most important __________ relating to all major world religions.
I think I will buy this book for my nephew. I like it: the pictures are clear and relate well to the _____________ .
In Thailand, during the Songkhran celebrations it is a(n) __________ to play with water.
At the travel fair I've visited, the country's different ethnic groups exhibited their _________ costumes. I saw some wonderful dresses!
The division of tasks in families has changed a lot in the past decades. ___________ , women would stay at home and take care of the kids, but now many of them have a career.
Tired of being a soldier, he left the army, but he couldn't find a job easily: his skills weren't very _________ from the military to the civilian world.
If you want to __________ a file that is over 30 mb, you might find out that quantity will exceed the limit set by some e-mail providers.
Due to the snow, it is impossible to __________ that area at the moment.
Email accounts are not __________ until you type in your username and password.
So-called "high culture" is largely _______________ to most people because they lack the knowledge to understand or appreciate it.
If you want to climb a mountain, make sure that you are trained and that you have ___________ clothing for the sudden weather changes.
Barbara is a real expert on art, so I feel completely ________________ whenever I talk to her about it because I know much less.
Those who suffer from "social ____________ " fear that they are not good enough to be around other people.
The __________ company report for the year 2015 will be published tomorrow.
The details of the horrific murder are not clear yet, but the media are talking about it already. __________ , the killer stabbed the victim multiple times with a kitchen knife.
The truth of the matter didn't become __________ until we asked around and witnesses said what they had seen.
This figure is only a(n) ____________ . Right now I don't remember the precise number, but I'll look it up later.
In general, people sleep ____________ 7-8 hours a day.
The student displayed a negative and uncooperative _________ throughout the course. He never studied and always disrupted classes with his constant chatting.
After analyzing the company's lack of success abroad, the consultants _________ the failure to a lack of preparation.
Many Thai drivers ____________ magical powers to amulets they have in their cars. They think the amulets can protect them from danger.
Focus, confidence and passion are among the ___________ of great leaders.
Every country has a(n) ________ code, which is a collection of laws designed to deal with the core areas of private law.
In World War II, most of the casualties were not soldiers, but _________ .
When you are in a classroom, you need to act in a(n) ________ manner. It's not appropriate for you to run around like a crazy child in the room.
The concept of the "clash of _________ " hypothesizes that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the coming decades.
Each country has a criminal or penal __________. It is a document which sets out all prohibited or criminal offenses and their various punishments.
In a war, armies usually use __________ messages to communicate, so that the enemy cannot understand their meanings even if they intercept them.
A new study found out that many people who have spent time in prison _________ crimes again after they are released.
The financial crisis led to a significant increase in the number of people ___________ suicide in the last two years.
She is a very __________ person: she has goals and does her best every day to pursue them.
I'm questioning his ________ to this company. He said he believes in our mission and wants to stay here for a while, but I think he's considering applying for other jobs.
Barack Obama is universally considered an excellent ____________ , and if you listen to one of his speeches you will understand why people say so.
In a couple, ________________ is crucial. There will always be some problems, and the two partners should make an effort to talk and find solutions together.
I find it really hard to ___________ on my work if I don't have a cup of coffee in the morning. I keep falling asleep.
There are many factors that can cause a lack of ____________ , and not sleeping enough is surely among them.
In order to decide what course of action to take during the trial, the defendant _________ with his lawyers in a long meeting.
The hotel offers several facilities for businessmen, such as a(n) ____________ center, printing and fax services, and multilingual translators.
Thailand has a tropical climate all year round; in __________ , Russia has a cold climate.
His friend's success __________ with his own failure, and that made him jealous.
Monsoon rains are a(n) __________ phenomenon in South-East Asia: they happen every year during the rainy season.
The "__________ of violence" depicts a pattern often experienced in abusive relationships. The three phases repeat over and over.
People in this community are quite environmentally conscious. They have recently started a(n) ____________ program in order to reduce waste.
The parents told the teenager that the subject of using the car is not up for ___________ , which means their answer is final.
I know you did a lot of research on this issue, but I think your conclusion is ___________ : I am not sure the data you have support it.
___________ the heavy traffic, I managed to arrive at school in time before the class started.
The invention of the new 3D printing machine is bringing home printing to a whole new __________ .
When we finished digging, the final _______________ of the hole were 60 x 40 centimeters.
Due to the eruption of the volcano, all international and ___________ flights were cancelled.
Horses and zebras are similar animals in many respects. However, while it's possible to _____________ the former, it's impossible to do so with the latter.
Dogs derive from wolves. Basically, they are wolves that have been ________ by humans.
Soon after I bought it, my car seemed perfect, but after one month a few problems have _________ .
In finance, ___________ markets are the stock markets of the countries that are still considered under development.
The ___________ of this problem had not been foreseen by anybody. Everybody was surprised when it happened.
Please push the red button only in case of _____________ .
We can all make some ___________ judgements sometimes, even when we think we are absolutely sure.
The students failed the exam because there were too many __________ in their essays.
Thailand has some _________ minorities living along its borders, such as the Mon and the Khmer.
She was born in the United States from Lao parents. Therefore, although she is an American citizen, effectively she is of Lao _________ .
North Koreans and South Koreans live in different countries, but _________________ the two populations are basically the same. It's difficult to tell the difference.
My long term ________ is to become fluent in English; in the short term, my priority is to pass PC.
Having a large family has always been one of my __________________ . Now that I have four children, I can say that I've achieved it.
She has been __________ a 5,000 dollars scholarship to study in the UK. She's so happy!
Our small organization has applied for a research __________ from the United Nations Development Fund.
The number of cars on the city's roads is rising every year. __________ , the amount of pollution will increase as well.
A(n) ________ is an idea or theory that is not proven but that leads to further study or discussion.
In English, the 2nd conditional is used for _________ situations, which are situations that don't exist and that we are just imagining.
The government said that it was going to fight corruption with every means possible, but no new changes have been ___________ .
She did not participate in the creation of the plan, but she was responsible for its ____________ .
After the Parliament approves the new law, the government will have to __________ it.
At the excavation site, a number of prehistoric items were recovered. These included weapons such as swords and arrowheads, and agricultural __________ such as socketed hoes.
The sentence "John was in the classroom" _________ that John is not in the classroom anymore.
The __________ of a new tax caused widespread anger and brought many people to demonstrate in the streets against the government.
The authoritarian regime ___________ strict rules against freedom of expression in order to quash dissent.
Many immigrants in Europe struggle to __________ due to the language barrier and to cultural and religious differences.
When the bomb exploded, the car _____________________ in a thousand pieces which flew everywhere, injuring tens of people.
In U.S. schools, sports are a(n) ____________ part of the curriculum.
Despite the accusations against him, I never doubted his ___________ : he is the most honest and trustworthy person I have ever met.
This is an internal matter of our company, and we don't want to tell anybody about it. We will solve this issue __________ .
If you hit your head on the ground, you should go to the hospital. Even you don't see any blood, there might be some ___________ damage.
His dad often beat him and made him feel guilty. Unfortunately, that made him ____________ blame, and now that he is an adult he still blames himself for everything.
Searching for your first ________ after university can be quite a stressful experience.
A good way to store your stuff when you move to a new house is to put it in separate boxes, with one _________ for each box.
As he was involved in several fights outside school, he was ____________ a troublemaker by teachers.
As our company has just been established, we have no __________ for assessing the success of our latest advertising campaign.
He looks so tired this morning. __________ , he hasn't slept well.
Unemployment has been the most _________ cost of the recession: everybody can see that the number of workers who lost their jobs has sharply increased.
There are fewer tourists compared to last year. The _________ rate in hotels is very low.
The workers have ________ the factory in protest with the low wages. They are asking for a 100 dollars raise.
After the U.S. invaded Iraq, for years many Iraqis protested against the American ________________ . They wanted the U.S. soldiers to leave.
This is a(n) ________ gadget: if you want it in your car, you have to expressly request it.
There are a number of ________ available, but we don't know which one we should choose. We can't really make a decision.
The ________ of Thailand's rice production is approximately 30 million tonnes a year.
Thousands of dancers dressed in traditional clothing took part in the ceremony. The ________ visual effect was spectacular.
The sudden rise in unemployment is _________ in the history of this country. Never had so many people lost their jobs in such a short time.
The idea that we live in a 'multiverse' made up of an infinite number of __________ universes has long been considered a scientific possibility.
In Thailand, skin color is still a(n) ________ to evaluate a person's beauty, and many people find this quite racist.
We all go through different ________ in life: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
When I was a teenager, there was a year when I smoked 40 cigarettes a day. However, that was just a(n) __________ . I stopped smoking a few years later.
The company is ___________ out the huge stock of old products it has in its warehouses before buying new supplies.
He's quite _________ in his daily habits: he's always doing the same things, day after day.
Weather experts _________ that it will not rain next week.
He didn't study much throughout the course. __________ , he failed the final exam.
I think the most students will pass the test, but some will fail. To be more specific, my ________ is that around 20 percent of them will not pass.
The _________ reason why I chose International Business as my major is that I want to work in the service sector.
Thailand's exports consist _________ of textiles, footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewelry and automobiles.
What are your _________ in life? Is money more important than love and a family, or the opposite?
She went to MUIC. ________ to that, she attended an international school.
He's very ________ at work: he's always arriving late and missing deadlines, because he's chatting on Facebook all the time.
Please behave ________ when you are in class. You should not eat or disrupt the lesson.
A survey has found out that loggers, fishermen and aircraft pilots are the three most dangerous ___________ in the United States.
I am quite good at tennis but I am just an amateur. My uncle, instead, used to be a(n) ____________ tennis player until he was 32, and he won several international tournaments.
When is the deadline for this __________ ? I think it should be completed by this Sunday, but I'm not sure.
Based on the current models, global temperatures are __________ to rise by 2.4 degrees by 2050.
___________ population growth in the next century is no easy task. A lot of factors and variables need to be taken into account.
The military ________ has cracked down on human rights, and has become more and more authoritarian.
The new manager aims to _______ the problems within 30 days. He claims he knows what should be done to fix the issue.
A good leader needs to have excellent conflict __________ skills, because disagreements are inevitable when people work in a team.
That actress is 75 now, but she looks so much younger. She has definitely ________ much of her beauty.
Ten people have been murdered in similar circumstances in this area in the past four years; the police suspect there is a ________ killer going around.
The explosion was the latest in a(n) _________ of terrorist attacks that hit the city this year.
Official _________ show that the number of crimes committed in the city has declined in the past decade.
___________ speaking, you are more likely to be killed in a domestic accident than by a poisonous spider.
Initially, I thought I knew what the problem was. Unfortunately, __________ events showed that my initial theory was wrong.
After the police found him with two pounds of cocaine, the man was arrested and __________ convicted on drug trafficking charges.
People who are sensitive about their ________ in society usually care more about appearance than substance.
This house costs 20 million baht. Even though I have a nice job, I cannot afford such a(n) ________ .
If you don't want to watch this movie, I'll tell you the ________ of the plot.
She __________ the results of her research in a single sentence.
I can't sleep well because I have too much work to do. I'm really _________ . Maybe I should go on holiday.
Studying at PC can be a(n) ________ experience for many students because there are many exams and there's always some homework to do.
I have been under a lot of _________ recently: I'm having problems at work, and my son had some health issues that worried me a lot.
For years many analysts have been _________ the fact that Thai education needs major reforms, but up to now not much has changed.
Because of the economic crisis, the new president _______ to keep tax increases to a minimum.
The construction of the Great Wall was a massive __________________ for China. It took decades of hard work to complete such a huge project.
The most recent survey of rare birds was __________ in 1990. Since then, environmentalists are afraid than more species have become extinct.
If you really have these crazy ideas, it means you live in a(n) ___________ reality, where everything is the opposite of what it really is.
When we were living together, my sister and I ________________ in washing the dishes. I would do it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while she would do it on the other days.
If you want to improve your English skills, __________ lessons on grammar, vocabulary and listening is probably the best approach.
If you're interested in novels, audiobooks are an interesting ___________ to normal books.
In different ____________ , I would have reacted differently. Unfortunately, I couldn't change the situation I was in.
The ____________ of this football match sounds very knowledgeable. He knows interesting details on the players' stories.
The reviewer __________ that the restaurant was excellent, with fine food and service.
Facing a barrage of questions from journalists, the prime minister refused to answer and simply said: "No _______________ " before leaving in his car.
The government offered 10,000 baht in ________ for the families affected by the floods
The price of the item has been reduced to _________ for a defect.
After the floods that affected Bangkok and the central regions in 2011, several families were _______________ by the government. They suffered heavy damage, but at least they received some money.
Whatever you buy at IKEA will have different __________ that you will have to assemble by yourself.
If there is a general __________ among experts on an issue, it means that they generally agree.
Initially he opposed the project, but in the end he gave his __________ to it.
Initially, my father wasn't happy about the man I chose to marry, but in the end he _______________ to the marriage anyway.
He was accused of sexually abusing that girl, but he claimed that it was a(n) _________ act.
I have spent a(n) _________ amount of time on this project. For months, I worked on it at least five hours a day.
After __________ the different options I had, I decided not to apply for that job.
In the choice of which university to attend, a number of factors should be taken into ___________ .
I own a two-bedroom apartment, which I'm renting to two students. They are the perfect tenants, quiet and ____________ : they are very careful not to cause any inconvenience.
My parents got angry with me because I didn't tell me that I would come home late, so they were afraid that something happened to me. It was quite ________________ of me to behave like that.
Initially, Mark believed that the policy uniform was too strict. Later, though, he _________________ his position, and how he agrees with the policy.
If somebody urges you to ________________ your position, it means they strongly hope you will change your mind about something.
I can't stand him anymore: he is __________ using bad words and interrupting people when they talk.
The __________ construction noise outside my apartment prevented me from concentrating on my work.
After the earthquake, many people __________ to the reconstruction effort, giving money or part of their time.
We want to thank Ajarn Matthew for his work here. His _________ to the program has been outstanding.
My friend Andrew is quite a(n) _________ character; he doesn't have a fixed residence, travels all the time and doesn't care about working.
By __________ , world maps usually show the Americas on the left, Europe and Africa at the center, and Asia and Oceania on the right.
The ________________ of society dictate that, for example, you should say "thank you" if you receive a present. If you don't do it, it's rude.
Over 500 scholars ____________ in the conference center for the workshop organized by the university.
Every PC level has a(n) ___________ who supervises all the teachers in that level and makes sure that standards and procedures are followed properly.
During the __________ process, an effort is made to create unity among the various activities of an organisation.
The fact that multiple bombs exploded in different locations at the same time makes the police think that the attacks were ______________ by a mastermind.
You can tell that he has never played sports as a child because he clearly lacks __________ when he runs.
This company now has expanded its business to different sectors, but its __________ business remains the food and beverages sector.
In the __________ world, wearing a suit is a must for businessmen, and other styles are not considered appropriate.
In today's globalized economy, __________ are usually dominant in their respective business sector.
A journalist who reports from another country is called a foreign __________ .
There was no __________ between the witness' statement and the evidence collected by the police.
When I was a kid, I __________ with a pen friend in France for a few years.
These are the __________ for the selection process: 1) The essay counts for 50% of the final score. 2) The multiple choice tests counts for 30%. 3) The interview counts for 20%.
One ____________ for grading essays at PC is their conformity to the rules of English grammar. Too many errors can make a student fail the exam.
From the available evidence, the detective ________ that the killer had to be the gardener. All the evidence pointed to that conclusion.
The government is offering new tax _________ for small businesses, which should encourage businessmen to hire more people.
The data I collected while doing research __________ that my theory was correct.
Let me give you a(n) __________ of how the camera works. You'll be amazed at how many functions it has.
If you sell a house, a lot of _________ is required by the local government office. You will have to sign a lot of forms.
The photographer spent years ___________ the lives of miners. His pictures have been published in several magazines.
Last night I watched an interesting _______________ on Discovery Channel. It was about animals in the African jungle.
This piece of land was purchased by my great-grandfather, and there are __________ that can prove it.
One of the most well-__________ findings in ecology over the past century has been the crucial role of climate in determining the geographical distribution of species.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has been the ___________ superpower in the world.
In pop culture, Hollywood exerts a worldwide ___________ over other countries' cinema industries.
In some board games with a war theme, players fight to achieve world ___________ .
In my thesis about "How to teach advanced English learners", I want to especially _________ the importance of vocabulary teaching.
My father always placed great __________ on being polite with everybody. It's one of the many lessons I learned from him.
Before take-off, you should _________ that you have fastened your seat belt.
The safety seat belt ______________ that, in case of accident, your body will not be bounced around the car.
She dresses __________ in black; she never buys clothes of other colours.
This is quite a(n) _____________ club: to be part of it you have to be introduced by another member and have a high income, otherwise they will not let you in.
If you feel __________ from a group of people, you should try to understand why they don't let you in.
In a multiple choice test, you should start by crossing out the answers that you are sure are not correct. As a result, you could be able to infer by __________ the right answer.
PC4 students have to write a term paper based on the the book "Collapse", in which the writer proposes a five-parts __________ on the issue of sustainability for countries and societies.
The new CEO likes your idea for the new building project, but right now the company cannot allocate any __________ for the construction.
According to the police, the terrorists who organized the attack are ___________ by Saudi Arabia.
The government set up an emergency ______________ for natural disasters. If an earthquake happens, the money will be ready to use.
To __________ my theory, I will provide a few examples that should clarify what I'm trying to explain.
In children's books, the ___________ can be even more important than the text.
Europe has seen a recent arrival of hundreds of thousands of__________ from Africa and the Middle East.
The ancestors of most citizens of the United States are people who ___________ from their countries in order to seek a better life.
Due to their poor economic prospects, hundreds of thousands of people ___________ each year.
Environmentalists believe that climate change could affect __________ patterns in the next decades, as people will leave areas affected by rising sea levels and hotter temperatures.
When I said "It's getting late" and started yawning, I was __________ that my guests should leave soon.
Without saying it openly, the ____________ from the report was that the government should be held responsible for the disaster.
Under pressure from the policemen who were interrogating him, the suspect finally ______________ his friend. "I didn't commit this crime alone! It was my friend's idea!", he screamed with tears in his eyes.
If you want to be liked by your employer, you should show ___________ , which means that you can start projects by yourself and not necessarily wait for instructions.
During the ritual, she was formally ___________ into the secret group. All new members have to go through that process.
In many societies, teenagers entering adulthood go through ___________ ceremonies, where they are formally introduced to adulthood.
When the teacher asked the student why he came so late to class, his __________ was that the traffic was really bad.
His behavior was _________ : after all his parents did for him, he stole money from his father's wallet.
It was becoming increasingly difficult to ________ his actions. They were so bad that nobody could find a reason to explain them.
She __________ her bad performance in the exam by blaming the teacher.
Nothing __________ being cruel to animals. They are living beings that feel emotions like humans do.
Her father was __________ harsh on her when she was a kid. Every time she misbehaved, he would hit her with a belt.
The new principles introduced a further _________ of complexity to an already complicated theory.
Scientists have long ago found a causal _________ between cigarettes and lung cancer.
As my dad is an international school teacher, every few years we need to __________ to another country.
If you want to open a restaurant, the _________ is the most important criterion for success.
To __________ my chances of passing the exam, I'm studying hard every day until I go to bed.
The ________________ speed this car can reach is 240 km/h, but don't you dare drive that fast on public roads!
Our trip went very well: we only had a few __________ problems, but nothing too important.
In most countries, ______________ are not allowed to drive cars; they need to be at least 18 before they take a driving licence.
Only a(n) __________ of adults have annual check-ups at a hospital, although doctors recommend everybody do so.
This restaurant is not doing very well. Many TripAdvisor members rated it ___________ , and not many people go there to eat now.
People should never drink wine or beer when taking a medicine. There can be nasty side effects, and in some cases alcohol __________ the effects of the medicine.
The increase in our profits has been ______________ by the rising costs of running the business, so effectively we're making the same money.
The future of the industry will depend on the _________ of next month's election.
We are ________ with this company in order to expand our business abroad; we hope that our joint business will be successful.
Although they work together in _______________ on some projects, the two companies don't trust each other.
Greece is considered the birthplace of ancient ___________ . In that society, we can find the first records of thinkers who wondered about our existence and the meaning of life.
"Who are we?", "What happens after we die?" and "What is the soul?" are some of the _______________ questions that have been asked for thousands of years.
Astronauts need to have both mental and _________ strength to complete their mission.
He's a very strong person, both _____________ and mentally.
His body is not __________ at all: his arms are so much shorter than his legs, which makes him quite ugly.
People on lower incomes spend a(n) __________ amount of their income on food. Everybody needs to eat, after all.
In most countries, the ___________ of students who attend private schools is currently on the rise.
When you do research, you should read as many _____________ as you can in order to have a better understanding of the issue.
He wrote his book, but unfortunately it was left ____________ because nobody was interested in printing it.
When I told him the bad news, his __________ surprised me: he didn't seem upset at all.
Employers value workers who follow a proactive approach, instead of a(n) ____________ one.
There was no need to _________ like that. I just said how I felt, why did you get so angry about that?
Every local government office has an office that takes care of the ___________ of births, marriages, and deaths.
Although the cargo ship has a Greek flag, it is ________ as Nigerian, and that is what made the Coast Guard suspicious.
This is a very ___________ motorbike; it hasn't given me any problems in 10 years.
I love my friend Andrew, but he can be a bit _____________ sometimes. If I need help, Andrew will not always be there for me.
Many teachers believe that students are becoming too ________ on private tutors after school.
If farmers want to dramatically increase their output, they need to be able to irrigate without __________ solely on rain.
___________ a tattoo is not easy: it requires one or more laser treatment sessions.
This is a(n) _________ sticker: you can remove it and apply it again, any time you want.
The government has introduced a new recycling _________ , with which it aims to raise the citizens' environmental awareness.
He's very competitive and work and doesn't like it if his colleagues are better than him. For months he has been _____________ to prevent a colleague from being promoted.
The teacher called out the students' names ___________ , following the alphabetical order.
This has been an unusual __________ of unlucky events for our family: first a burglar broke into our house, then we had a car accident, and finally our grandfather died.
That man has been arrested with the charge of __________ harassment after some women accused him of touching them inappropriately.
Feminist activists complain that the image of women on Thai media is constantly ___________ .
____________ is defined as the discrimination, typically against women, based on prejudices and stereotyping.
There has been a perception _______ about this problem: initially, many people didn't give much importance to it, but now everybody is worried.
My father's opinion on homosexual marriage has ______________ in the past year. He used to be completely against it, but now he's more liberal about it.
When you go to have your hair cut, you need to ________ how many centimeters the hairdresser should cut.
I _________ what I wanted and gave you the best instructions, so why did you find it so hard to understand?
You asked me to go to the supermarket and buy some milk, but is there any ________ brand that you would like me to buy?
The quantity of the product that we have in stock is _________ : it will not be enough for the whole month.
Thailand follows the principle of " _________ economy" theorized by king Rama 9, which stipulates than people should be happy with what they have.
UN peacekeepers have been assigned the difficult _________ of trying to end the conflict and restore normalcy in the country.
If you want to increase your confidence when speaking in public, one of the most effective ________ is to practice in front of a mirror.
South Korea is one of the most ________ advanced countries not just in Asia, but in the whole world.
Smartphone __________ has developed at breakneck speed in the past decade.
We are sorry, but the code you dialed is _________ . Please try again.
Unless you have a(n) ________ justification, you will be marked as absent.
After checking that all the required documents were in order, the official _________ my passport with a stamp.
When we discussed our term paper, the professor questioned the ________ of our data.
The _________ of rainfall in the past 24 hours has been unprecedented. It looked like it would never end.
She said very little, but her face spoke _____________ . Clearly, she was furious about what had happened.
She graduated from the best university in the country and went on to study two masters degrees. In other words, her __________ achievements are outstanding.
After completing his Ph.D., he spent his working life in ___________ , doing research and writing articles for several journals.
If we move to another country, it might take some time to ____________ to the new culture.
After their first child is born, many couples go through a(n) period of _____________ : the baby requires a lot of attention, which can be a source of stress for the parents.
People who are worried about their appearance are constantly ___________ their clothes when they are in a public place, and that can be annoying for who is around them.
A car park operator is being investigated over claims that photographic evidence has been __________ to unfairly impose parking charges.
The tailor offered to ____________ my new suit. As it doesn't fit me as well as it should, some minor changes are required.
What we call "fever" is basically a(n) ____________ in body temperature which is caused by a virus attacking our body.
In the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok, you can still find some buildings which have been left ____________ from ancient times.
Originally, the uniform policy didn't allow any exceptions, but later the rules were ___________ and made less strict.
The law was approved with a few _____________ compared to the original version, but the essence of it remained the same.
If somebody tries to make __________ , it means they are doing something positive to compensate for an act that offended or hurt someone else. It can be more effective than a simple apology.
Most people are not __________ that they lifestyle, with its high consumption of natural resources, actively contributes to the issue of global warming.
The object of this advertising campaign is to raise __________ of what spreads HIV/AIDS. We want people to be more informed and involved.
The __________ of fridges in the U.S. is significantly larger than that of fridges in Asia, which means they have space for much more food.
The stroke she suffered last month left her completely ____________ : she is still alive, but she is not aware of what's around her, and probably will never recover.
One of the greatest ___________ in life is understanding who you really are.
My first year at university was a(n) ___________ experience. What I learned in high school did not prepare me for it: I needed to learn how to produce content, not just to answer multiple choice tests.
This sentence is a fragment because it only has a(n) dependent ____________ .
In the contract you signed, there are a few ________ which specify that if you have an accident when you drink and drive, the insurance will not pay for anything.
After the explosion, the air on the site smelled like a(n) __________ of diesel and gasoline fumes.
I __________ the problem by trying to make wrong things right.
Even the best relationship can experience moments of _________ from time to time. In order to overcome them, communication is paramount.
In the course of history, many ______________ have started because of competition for limited natural resources.
When the suspect was interrogated by the police, he gave two versions of what happened. As the second version ___________ with the first one, the police doesn't believe him.
There were __________ reports about what really happened. Different witnesses had different versions.
If your company has financial problems, perhaps you should __________ a financial advisor to solve the issue.
My back is still giving me problems, so I _________ a specialist last week, and he told me that I may need surgery.
If you work as a(n) ___________ , it means you use your expertise to give advice to companies which might need some help for their projects, often on a temporary basis.
After working thirty years in this sector, he has a long list of personal _________ among key people in business.
Yesterday a weird thing happened. I was ___________ by a person whom I had never met before, on a telephone whose number I had never given to anyone!
The fertility rate in Thailand has gradually __________ over the past decades, from 6 births per woman in the 1960s to around 1.4 births now.
Poverty is ______________ in most developing countries as a result of globalization.
If you ___________ something, it means you politely refuse an offer, for example a cup of coffee.
If you look at the sound waves after you record something, you'll notice that speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than _______ units.
In PC3, the second _________ of the term paper is due at the end of week 7.
A special committee appointed by the military junta ___________ the new constitution, which was later approved in a referendum.
This energy drink is really powerful: it will _________ you to run a full marathon.
In general, eating healthy food regularly ______________ people to live longer.
Studying English since I was a little kid has ____________ me to be more confident when I travel abroad.
I seem to have no _________ these days: I'm always sleepy!
A puppy dog is usually quite __________ : it is always running around and constantly wants to play.
The police announced that the new traffic rules will be strictly _________ , with no exceptions.
_______________ the law is the typical task the police has.
A law ___________ officer is a public sector employee whose duties primarily involve ensuring that laws are respected by citizens.
In Europe, around the year 1000, the church and the state were fused in a single __________ , as if the Thai monarchy and the Sangha were the same thing. Nowadays, they are separate.
If you "merge" something, you take two separate ____________ and you make them become one. For example, sometimes companies do that.
The silence of the accused in court was considered ________ to an admission of guilt.
The logical fallacy known as "false _________ " describes a situation where two statements or situations seem apparently to be the same, while in fact they are not.
Charles Darwin theorized that men come from apes. Today, his theory of ________ is widely accepted as true.
Over million of years, animal species may ____________ in different ways to better exploit diverse environments or resources.
Established in 1964 with a capital of only 1 million dollars, the bank has ___________ into one of the major financial companies in the world.
After selling its products on the domestic market for years, the company now intends to __________ its business abroad.
My uncle's company went bankrupt because it _____________ too quickly, taking on too much debt. They just stretched their business too much in very competitive markets.
The ____________ of Bangkok in the last five decades has been spectacular. Nowadays, the capital of Thailand has 12 million inhabitants and is a true metropolis.
It's been argued that too much _________ to media violence can cause psychological problems to children.
The global economic crisis has __________ the limits of modern capitalism and dramatically deepened social polarization.
_______________ your skin to sunlight in the hottest hours of the day for a long time is something that you should avoid if you don't want to get burnt.
This medicine is for _________ use only; it should not be put in the mouth.
A(n) ___________ is a usually negative consequence of an economic activity experienced by third parties. One example could be the pollution emitted by a factory, affecting the environment and the health of nearby residents.
He __________ the workshop by assisting all the participants and moderating the debate.
Among the ___________ offered by this hotel are a business center, Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundry and dry cleaning, and a valet service.
He learned the _________ of the business from his father, who founded the family company forty years ago.
A(n) ______________ problem is a problem of central importance, at the basis of the issue.
Lower taxes usually ____________ economic growth because people have more money to spend, which benefits the economy.
The new law _________ a lot of criticism. From the media to the citizens, everybody was against it.
In the coming decades, ___________ more electricity through clean energy sources will be crucial in the fight against climate change.
After using the Internet and smartphones since childhood, future ________ will struggle to understand how life was when long distance communication could only happen by telephone.
When it comes to technology, the ___________ gap between people born in the '90s and those born in the '70s is huge.
His __________ is never-ending: he's always coming up with new ideas.
Before the 9/11 attacks happened, people would have found ____________ the idea that commercial flights could be used by terrorists to be directed at skyscrapers.
A(n) ___________ person is somebody who is gifted with creativity and inventiveness.
Many Thais have quite a(n) _________ attitude towards LGBT issues, as can be seen by the high presence of "tomboys" and "ladyboys" in society.
___________ is a word that describes a situation in which government restrictions become less hard, usually in areas of social, political and economic policy.
In Western politics, conservatives are considered "right-wing", while __________ are defined as "left-wing": they are favorable to progress or reform, in political or religious affairs.
This shop is ________ to sell alcohol until midnight. After that, it can't.
In the U.S., it's possible to obtain a driving ___________ at the age of 16.
There wasn't much __________ in his decision; he just took it because he felt it was the right thing to do.
It's important that your writing progresses ___________ from one point to another, rather than jumping back and forth with no organization.
If an argument is ________________ , the conclusion is the correct result of the two premises. For example, if A is bigger than B, and B is bigger than C, than A is bigger than C.
He wrote many novels, but they are __________ in the history of literature: they didn't have much influence.
A new study found out that ethnic minorities in the country are __________ by the education system, which means they don't have equal access to good schools.
Her grades have improved ____________ this term. She used to get a 65 score in her essays, but now her average is around 66-67.
He received _________ treatment soon after the accident, and now he has recovered.
If an injured athlete is ________________ cleared to compete, it means that doctors think the injury is not a problem anymore.
He has a lot of potential, but he's _________ weak: any criticism deeply affects him and his performance.
I can't understand the __________ of my grandparents. They grew up in a very different world, which makes our ideas and values completely different.
Discussing with her friends will probably __________ her views, and make her have a very different opinion on this issue.
The original version of the product was flawed, but a number of ___________ have improved its effectiveness.
The patient was constantly __________ by the hospital's staff, due to the seriousness of his condition.
Constantly _______________ the activity of volcanoes can save thousands of lives as it can give some extra time for the population to leave their homes if an eruption is about to happen.
Social media make it easier to create __________ of people with common interests or connections.
If you need to build your connections in the business world, taking part in several _____________ events is probably a good idea.
Nowadays, many students don't know much about history and just have some loose __________ of it. It is a worrying phenomenon.
He has a(n) _________ view of the political issues of this country: he's very knowledgeable and doesn't take sides.
In journalism, __________ is one of the fundamental values: journalists should report the facts without being influenced by their opinions.
Factory owners ____________ to raising the workers' monthly wages by 100 dollars, claiming that it would make their business uncompetitive on foreign markets.
The first time you visit a huge city, it can be difficult to __________ yourself among so many new streets.
A(n) _________ day for new PC students is scheduled at the beginning of each quarter.
If you feel ___________ , it means that you lost your sense of direction and feel rather confused.
From my __________ , the government should grant a scholarship to all students from poor families.
People from different countries can have different ________________ on several social issues. The environment they grow up in influences what they think.
__________ is important when writing an essay: spelling mistakes and wrong punctuation can affect your score.
The witness could give only vague and __________ descriptions, which didn't help the police in its investigation.
In modern wars, air power has _________ over land troops. It's impossible to win a conflict without the former.
All TV channels try to be successful during _________ time, which is the block of broadcast programming taking place right after dinner, when the number of viewers peaks.
Scientists believe that the _____________ cause of the extinction of dinosaurs was the the impact of an asteroid which hit the Earth.
I want to study _________ because I am good at analyzing people's minds and help them overcome their problems.
The event was _____________ very damaging to the child. He kept having nightmares about it for years.
The __________ of happiness is one of the engines that motivate people to achieve their goals.
Since he was a child, he wanted to become a professional footballer. Now that he's 15 and he received some interest from teams, he decided to finally __________ his dream.
In China, selective abortion and thirty years of one-child policy have led to a distorted __________ between men and women: for every 100 women, there are 120 men.
He was offered promotion at work, but he __________ it because he said his priority is spending time with his family.
He pursued that girl for month, but she kept ___________ his invitations to dinner.
The company's total _____________ has increased by 10 percent since last year, so there will be more money for further investments.
After last year's stock crash, the financial markets have ____________ and now they are projected to grow moderately until the end of the year.
After receiving surgery, the patient is now in ____________ conditions. He's not getting better yet, but at least he's not getting worse either.
If somebody is mentally _____________ , they display wild swings of mood, with potentially harmful effects.
I don't like the new boss. Compared to the old one, he has a different ___________ of management. He doesn't discuss issues with the staff, and just gives them orders without listening to their opinions.
In fashion or photography, there are people whose job is to arrange and coordinate food, clothes, etc. in a(n) __________ and attractive way in photographs or films.
After a two-year-long _____________ , the hotel will be opened next week with brand new facilities.
Hopefully everybody can find love in their life, but one thing is certain: nothing can __________ the love that your parents can give you.
The ____________ of wheat flour for gluten-free flour is a recent trend among people with digestive problems.
The world consumes 90 million barrels of oil a day. This creates pollution, and it's ___________ for the environment in the long term.
Environmental __________ has become an essential ingredient to doing business. One of its principles is the 3 "R's" - reduce, reuse and recycle.
_________________ development emphasizes consumption that doesn't deplete natural resources, for example renewable energy and recycling.
Elephants have played an important part in Thailand's history and today the Thai elephant is considered a(n) __________ of the country.
A white flag ______________ surrender. More specifically, it says to an approaching negotiator is unarmed, with an intent to surrender or a desire to communicate
In many cultures, roses are __________ of love.
In marketing, the __________ market is a group of customers towards which a business has decided to aim its marketing efforts and its products.
The government is ____________ economic growth of 2.5 % in the second quarter, but analysts believe that this goal might be difficult to reach.
The products we booked online are now in __________ from the warehouse where they were kept to our house. They should be delivered by tomorrow.
I can't say I've ever been to Dubai. I just ___________ through Dubai airport on the way to other destinations.
Adolescence is an age of ___________ : teenagers are not children anymore, and they are not adults yet. That's why it's such a delicate phase for many.
In Thailand, among young people Korean fashion is a growing __________ : everybody wants to dress like a Korean pop star.
If a story is ___________ on social media, it means that almost everybody is talking about it.
A new _________ of this product has just been created. It will be sold on the market soon.
Several witnesses interviewed by the police had different __________________ of what happened at the crime scene, so it was hard to really understand what really occurred.
This country has a well-developed _________ system: when people retire, they get a monthly pension from the state, and public healthcare is free.
The majority of Thais are Buddhist, __________ most Indonesians are Muslim.
"Truth" and "justice" are two examples of ____________ words. They are ideas, not things that you can see in reality.
The details that the witness described were so _____________ that they helped the police in their investigation.
The directions you gave to reach your house were ______________ , and that's why I got lost and couldn't find the place.
The __________ of his measurements has been called into question. It seems that he got some numbers wrong.
I know he saw me at the meeting, but he didn't _______________ my presence because he avoided looking at me.
If you write a book, in the ______________ you thank those who have helped you at any stage in the research or writing-up process.
Last year, the the ____________ amount of the new supply contracts signed was around 330 million dollars, which is an all-time record for the company.
Faced with growing numbers of refugees from the Middle East, the authorities ___________ 100,000 beds in temporary structures to host those expected in the next six months.
The budget ____________ for the next year is lower than in 2015, which means the company will have less money to spend on its projects.
Some teachers ___________ too much homework to students, which makes them quite stressed.
In his first year as a soldier, he was _____________ to Yala province. He wasn't happy about that because that area is dangerous.
In order to successfully complete the course, you have to complete all the _____________ you are given by the instructors.
She is very romantic, yet she doesn't _____________ too much importance to flowers.
Please find my CV ___________ at the end of this e-mail.
Dogs with _________ disorder have likely been abused or deprived of affection within the first months of life, and they show separation anxiety when their owners are away.
In his latest book, the ____________ emphasized the importance of politeness in human interactions.
One of the _____________ of this study gave a lecture two days ago at this university.
In his long academic career, this professor has _______________ a dozen books on this subject.
After living abroad for thirty years, his _____________ with his native country is not as strong as it used to be.
The night they met, it was clearly to everybody that they ____________ instantly. It was not surprising to hear that they got married only six months later.
The president made a(n) ___________ visit to Beijing before going back to his country.
I went to Japan once by I stopped only _____________ for a work meeting, and I left the country on the same day in the evening.
If you are aware of the __________ of human life, you will realize that you should be thankful for every nice moment you enjoy.
In his morning ____________ with the directors, the CEO gave the new deadline for the project.
When students get to PC4, they should be ___________ of writing essays without serious grammatical errors.
I can't believe she hit the child on purpose. I have known her for twenty years, and I know she is ___________ of harming anyone!
This task is beyond my _________________ . I don't have the necessary skills and knowledge for that.
If you want to use a quote in your term paper, you need to properly ____________ the name of the author.
If you want to mention somebody else's ideas in your term paper, you can either paraphrase them or use proper __________ if you don't want to change any words.
It was clear all the time that he wasn't willing to ____________ with anyone, and in the end he did everything on his own.
We would like to ask for your __________ in the survey: it will take only a few minutes of your time.
A(n) ____________ is a business or other organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits.
It has been proved that babies, even when they are not able to talk yet, can ___________ between different facial expressions of emotion.
When earthquakes happen, they kill ______________ . They make no difference between rich and poor, young and old.
It was a decision that _________ poor judgment. He clearly wasn't aware of the consequences.
At the trade fair, hundreds of new products will be on _________ for visitors.
It is a very _____________ neighborhood, with residents from different nationalities and religions.
Good newspapers should allow a(n) _________ of views to be printed, not just the same one all the time.
My financial adviser told me that my stock portfolio needs _______________ . He meant that I need to have stocks from a variety of companies and different industries, rather than concentrate only on one company or sector.
If you want to be flexible in your work career, you might want to ______________ your skills, so that you can get different jobs in the future.
This photograph isn't copyrighted anymore: it has been in the public ___________ for 15 years.
In order to improve the grammar, I will have to ____________ my term paper as my teacher suggested.
Besides Microsoft Word, there are numerous other ___________ programs available today.
My sister works as a(n) _____________ for the local newspaper. She doesn't write articles, but she corrects the ones that are written by journalists before they are published.
He thought she was gorgeous, and the candlelight further ____________ her beauty.
These __________ in the product's new version will definitely improve the customer experience.
My brother works in real _________ : he buys and sells houses and apartments.
He is the richest man in the country and owns two luxurious _____________ in the countryside.
You bought a(n) ____________ amount of oranges. We have too many now!
Many psychologists claim that the ___________ of violence on media can have an impact on children.
After performing not so well in the midterm exams, the student __________ expectations by achieving an "A" in all subjects in the final exams..
After he became a doctor, he specialised in patients suffering from diabetes. Now he's considered a(n) __________ on treating diabetes.
I am afraid I don't have enough __________ for this job. They require ten years in the sector, but I only have three.
I had some very negative _______________ on Thai taxis. Some drivers refused to take me to my destination or to use to meter, while others drove very dangerously.
The speaker's proposals were not made ____________ . Many people left the meeting room wondering what he had really meant.
I _____________ told you not to drive dad's car when you go out with your friends, so why did you take it anyway? What part of my order didn't you understand?
The U.S.A. have a(n) ________ form of government, which leaves a high degree of autonomy to the different states. In contrast, Thailand has a heavily centralised form of government.
Students are worried that the university might raise its tuition ___________ next year.
I know you're busy, so I'll let you decide the time of our appointment. I am free all day, so I'm quite ____________ .
At all ages, exercising regularly improves ____________ in the joints.
We asked the teacher if she could make an exception for us, but she was _______________ . "If I break the rules for you", she said, "I'll have to break them for everyone, and that wouldn't be fair".
Italian-style pizzas are delicious. _____________ , if made with the best ingredients and without too many toppings, they are healthier than most people think.
In the modern world, ____________ inequality is an issue widely debated. People are realizing that women often don't have the same opportunities that men have.
Despite the abundance of information available on the Internet, people today read less than thirty years ago. In other words, they are getting more ___________ even though they could know more than their parents.
____________ of the law is not a justification for not following it like all other citizens.
If you are stopped by the police for something illegal, claiming that you ______________ the law will not count as a justification.
In order to encourage families to have more babies, the government will offer some _______________ , which include 2,000 dollars a year for the first child until the age of seven.
The report says that, in order to make the unemployment rate decline, the government should _______________ the private sector to create jobs.
Scientists have noticed an increased ___________ of unusual weather phenomena related to climate change.
He's always been a reckless driver. I remember one particular ___________ when he almost drove his car off a cliff.
In her term paper, she has __________ data and from multiple sources, together with notions and theories she learned in class.
The Dow Jones in a(n) ____________ that keeps track of the increase or decrease in value of the shares of the top 30 U.S. companies.
Excessive variations in temperature between summer and winter can ___________ the growth of certain plants.
She was shy at first, but after a few beers she lost her ___________ and became the queen of the dance floor.
Before we _________ this project, we need to make sure that we have enough budget to allocate for it.
Without much _________ from anybody, she was able to solve this complex problem in only 10 minutes.
The manager ___________ the employees to collect more information on the customers' preferences.
The lecture was quite _____________ . We learned a lot from it.
Her ____________ were quite clear: she said to go to the office on the second floor, ask if Mr. Jones is there, and deliver the package to him.
Chimpanzees are known for their _____________ : they can learn words, play with objects, and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends.
She is ____________ and hard-working: I have no doubt that she will pass her exams with good grades.
After they divorced, there was a(n) __________ of many years without any meetings between them. Only after a long time did they talk again.
The professor will give a(n) ___________ on the history of the Roman empire.
Many students dislike being ___________ by older people on what to do and what not to do.
Many bird populations _____________ long distances, for example to breed in the temperate summer, later returning to wintering grounds in warmer regions.
We don't have much money for this project, so we are trying to __________ costs.
I regret to inform you that your qualifications do not meet the ______________ requirements to apply for this position.
In its latest report, the ____________ of Finance estimated that the GDP will grow by 3.1 percent next year.
His family is an important one in politics. His grandfather was the head of an important party, and his father was _____________ of Finance at one point.
The police arrested a suspect in relation to the murder, and he confessed his crime. However, it's still unclear what his __________ was.
He has a(n) _____________ position on this issue; he doesn't take sides and sees the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches.
At the beginning of World War II, Thailand didn't side with any of the countries involved and adopted a position of __________ until it was invaded by Japan in December 1941.
When you _________ something, you make it harmless or ineffective — usually by applying its opposite force, like pouring water on a fire.
Her friends surprised her with a present. Unfortunately, it was a book she had already read. ____________ , she was pleased that they had remembered when her birthday was.
More and more wealthy Chinese students decide to study ____________ , often choosing American or British universities.
Lighting always ______________ thunder by a few seconds because light travels faster than sound.
For every parent, the safety of their children takes ___________ over everything else.
What happened yesterday was shocking and ______________ . I don't think anything like this had ever happened before.
The postman always delivers letters at 10 am. Now it's 9.50 am, so I ____________ that he will come in around 10 minutes.
The ____________ of innocence is the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty by a court.
A(n) ____________ person always tries to use logic and reason to analyse a situation.
I'm sorry to say that, but you are acting _______________ , without thinking about the consequences of what you are doing.
Sometimes it's difficult to _____________ our fear of dark places. Even if we know there is nobody around, we don't like being in the dark.
I had a terrible flu for a week, and now I need to ___________ because I have no energy.
I know you have been sick for a few days already. I wish you a speedy _____________ and I hope to see you full of energy soon.
He had a terrible accident when he was young and never completely ____________ from it.
What you said was an incredible __________ for him. He had no idea about that before.
After being interrogated for hours, he finally ___________ a lot of secrets that allowed the police to make progress in their investigation.
People are not supposed to ___________ secrets, otherwise they are not secrets anymore.
Initially we decided to concentrate our study on a limited topic, but later we chose to widen the _____________ of our survey.
A(n) __________ is a sum of money granted by the government to assist an industry or a business in order to keep the price of a commodity low.
Many developing countries _______________ the cost of fuel, with the aim of favoring the low income part of the population.
An excess of rules, especially in public business, can be called "red _________ " in English.
Up to now, no _________ of life have been found on Mars.
Among adults, many fears can be _________ back to childhood experiences.
The laser technology has _____________ surgery, allowing surgeons to perform a wide range of operations that were once unthinkable.
Because of today's strike, there will be no trains running. You need to find another form of ____________ to go to the office.
In today's globalized world, goods are often ___________ by cargo ships.
The fundamental issue that ____________ the conflict between the government and the rebel groups is competition for limited natural resources.
As we'll have to deal with extended droughts in the next century, one of the biggest challenges will be finding a way to _____________ water resources more efficiently.
Although he apologised to her, for a long time she had a(n) ______________ feeling of anger and resentment every time she saw him around.
If you go live in another country, it might take some time to __________ to its culture.
This movie is a film ______________ of a book I read last year.
Now you're not a teenager anymore. You're an ___________ , which carries much more responsibility.
When do you become an adult? Different cultures have different answers to the question "When does ____________ start?".
Nelson Mandela was one of the most inspiring _____________ of racial equality in South Africa.
NGOs usually ____________ for changes and improvements in fields of development, education, healthcare and human rights.
The distribution of __________ to those in need after the tsunami has been faster than predicted.
It's been six months since his broke his leg. His recovery was slow and he had to use crutches for a while, but finally he can now walk _____________ .
Since the conflict between the two countries, all diplomatic _____________ have been shut. Both governments refuse to talk to each other.
He tried to stay calm, but he was seething with anger. At one point, he ____________ all his rage into his fists and punched the other guy as hard as he could.
Although their use is condemned by all human rights organizations and is considered a war crime, ______________ weapons are still used in conflicts today.
There is a certain ____________ between them. Since they met the first time, they couldn't take their eyes off each other.
The Ramakhien is a(n) __________ story in Thai literature.
In her ___________ summary, she explained in detail all the issues that the company was facing.
The country called "United States of America" _____________ 50 states.
I am not able to _____________ my participation yet. I hope to give you a "yes" or "no" by tomorrow.
The new evidence completely supports my theory. It basically _____________ that I was right all along.
They told us they might organize a party for tonight, but they're not sure yet. We are waiting for their ____________ .
I never said the movie wasn't interesting. On the __________ , it was fantastic. I absolutely loved it.
At the age of 50, he ____________ to another religion. He used to be Christian, but now he's Muslim.
If you need a quick ___________ between different units of weight, length, volume and area, there are several websites that do it for free.
There are a(n) ______________ of issues I would like to address in tonight's meeting.
Students born in the past two ___________ have grown up with the Internet and take it for granted, like past generations took for granted the telephone.
The police suspect him of being a criminal, but there is no ___________ evidence linking him to any crimes.
If the government decides to increase taxes again, citizens will ______________ complain.
The injury suffered by the athlete is very serious. He will be out for a(n) _____________ period of time, and doctors say his career is at risk.
The accused man __________ all the charges brought against him. "I'm innocent!", he told the judge.
Her husband cheated on her multiple times and has two mistresses, but she's still in ___________ because she always justifies him and thinks he still loves her.
These two subspecies of birds are ____________ only by the markings on their wings. Everything else is quite similar.
The teacher _______________ the chairs in two rows in the middle of the classroom and then explained the rules of the game to the students.
In overpopulated metropolis in developing countries, waste __________ is a constant challenge. There is simply too much trash to deal with.
The United States have a very __________ economy: companies are innovative and they adapt faster than others to social changes and customers' preferences.
The ______________ of migrations are changing. In the past, entire families would move another country. Nowadays, traveling and communicating is easier, so many times only men migrate, leaving their families behind.
If you want to eat healthy, the first thing you need to do is to ___________ junk food from your diet.
After losing 4-0 in the first leg of the semifinals, the team is on the brink of _____________ .
________________ evidence is the one that is verifiable by observation or experience instead of theory or pure logic.
One of the purposes of universities is to __________ students for their adult life, by making them become more knowledgeable and develop their critical thinking.
Despite his hard training, I am afraid that he is not ______________ for this type of challenge.
She had a tooth _____________ today, and the dentist told her that she should not eat solid food for at least 24 hours.
Oil __________ has become more challenging in the past decade. It's necessary to drill deeper into the ground, as many oil fields are getting depleted.
The issue of ____________ sharing is still debated today. Some people think that downloading songs or videos for free is like stealing, but others disagree.
I have only a(n) ___________ amount of patience, and your stupid behavior is seriously testing it.
The fact that the universe is _______________ still boggles my mind. How can something never end?
These ideas are the ______________ of all modern physics. All other principles and theories derive from them.
Her grandfather set up an education ______________ which grants scholarships to disadvantaged female students in underdeveloped countries.
This organization was __________ in 1997, with the aim of helping the poor and providing better education to children in need.
___________ trade growth has slowed in recent years due to the financial crisis that affected both developed countries and emerging markets.
This course will prepare you to earn a(n) _____________ recognised certification, which will make you easier to find a job anywhere in the world.
It is a common opinion that _____________ has benefited some countries more than others. For example, developing countries which export their cheap products worldwide have been among the beneficiaries.
The essays have already been _____________ by the teacher, who failed half of the students.
My grandmother had to go under surgery after she fell down the stairs. Luckily, she is now ______________ recovering, a little bit every day.
Even if you study hard for the exam, there is no ______________ that you will pass. Of course, though, your chances will improve significantly.
Every product this company sells is _____________ for three years. If they have problems after that, you will have to pay for the repairs.
Dogs have an innate sense of _____________ . In every pack, one dog is dominant and all the others are under the so-called "alpha dog".
Thailand is quite a(n) __________ society. Social classes and seniority count a lot in determining a person's position.
Those twins are absolutely ____________ : only their mother must be able to distinguish them!
Around a century after its rise, communism is still a controversial _____________ . There are people who believe its ideas are valid, while others remark that history proved them to be ineffective.
From the tone of his voice, they ___________ that he was not pleased at all with what they had done.
When you make a(n) _______________ , you're reading between the lines or just looking carefully at the facts and coming to conclusions.
The company failed to diversify its business and _____________ in a highly competitive environment, which led to its bankruptcy.
This is a highly _____________ product. Nobody had ever developed such a device before, and I'm sure that it will be very successful.
In a highly globalized word, _____________ is crucial for companies who want to succeed.
A tiny tube with a camera in it was _____________ in the patient's intestines, which allowed the doctors to see the tumor.
The disagreement led to a street battle between two groups of armed men, which forced the police to ___________ to restore order.
The country's _____________ in the regional war was opposed by the majority of the population, yet the government decided to enter the conflict anyway.
When she was in elementary school, she didn't have many friends and often felt ______________ from the rest of the class.
After the death of his wife he decided to live in _______________ , in the mountains, away from people and pressure.
Many psychologists are convinced that ____________ violence has an effect on children. If they constantly see blood on TV, they will think that violence is normal.
Before the invention of the Internet, television was the most effective ____________ if you wanted to follow live news.
My preferred ___________ of travel is the train. I love the fact that I can see the landscape outside, read a book or just meet new people.
Her recent book provides us with a new ____________ for biographies. It is simply one of the best biographies I've ever read.
The popularity of "selfie sticks" is a recent _____________ . Until a few years ago, those objects didn't even exist.
Droughts, torrential rains and other extreme weather ______________ are due to increase in the next decades because of climate change.
She is a(n) _______________ musical talent. I've never seen anyone like her in my whole life.
Improving healthcare is not a(n) _____________ for this government. They prefer to concentrate on other issues first.
The government should _____________ pollution control. It's the first problem the country needs to solve.
Smoking is ___________ in this compound. You should respect the rule, or you will be fined.
Muslims everywhere follow the religious ____________ against eating pork.
Analysts are waiting for the __________ of last year's economic data. They should be released tomorrow.
He wrote a book some years ago, but unfortunately for him it was never _____________ by anyone.
In his term paper, he ___________ this author a few times, because he thought the original words were too good to be paraphrased.
The mechanic will give you a(n) __________ for the cost of repairing your car. If you think the price is too high, you can try at another place.
After the criticism received by human rights organizations, the government ordered the _____________ of the activist that had been unfairly detained for months.
The government announced that the prisoners would be __________________ , and the prisoners' families couldn't wait to reunite with their dear ones again.
Until a month ago, he was the richest man in the country; now he's going bankrupt and might end up in prison. It was a shocking _______________ of fortune for him.
Our sales used to grow by 15 per cent a month on average. Unfortunately, since last year's disappointing results, the trend appears now to be going in the ______________ direction.
In the experiment, scientists used augmented reality to ____________ combat conditions, in order to test the future soldiers' endurance in a war environment.
This is just a(n) ______________ of the final exam. The real test will take place in week 10 of the term.
He's the ___________ distributor of this successful product in the country, and that's why he has made a lot of money selling it: he has no competitors!
The selection process will be based ___________ on academic achievements. No other factors will be taken into consideration.
After his father threatened to withdraw him from the college, his grades have ____________ improved. He's still not good enough, but he's going in the right direction.
To complete your application, you need to ____________ all the relevant documents to the administration office.
Dogs live in packs. In each pack, one dog is usually the dominant leader, while the others fall into more ____________ roles.
The prime minister is stepping down today. After new elections are held, his ____________ will come into office on January 1.
The increasingly competitive business environment has made it more difficult for companies to ______________ .
Except for some rare cases, it is impossible to _____________ without drinking water for two weeks.
Faced with invasion by a foreign army, the president gave a memorable speech. "The ______________ of the nation is at stake. If we don't defeat the enemy, our country might not exist anymore", he said.
In a good essay, the ____________ statement should be made explicit at the end of the introduction.
The author wrote extensively on this __________ , and he is widely respected for his revolutionary theories.
There is no evidence that the virus has ever been _____________ from pigs to humans, but scientists are still worried that it might happen.
Doctors are worried that the _______________ of the virus might be quicker than they expected. A lot of people have been infected.
That player is the _____________ competitor: he always wants to win and never gives up, whether it's a friendly match or the last minute of a final.
You can blame all the people you want for your failure, but __________ you only have yourself to blame, and you know it.
Each person's fingerprints are ___________ : nobody else has identical fingerprints.
Five years after the accident, the scars on his body are still ___________ .
Chameleons are peculiar animals. Their ability to camouflage makes them virtually _______________ to predators, who just can't see chameleons when they change color.
The dense fog reduced _____________ to about 20 meters, which forced drivers to proceed slowly in order to avoid accidents.
Our small organization is funded by ____________ contributions from kind donors. If you wish to donate, you can do it by bank transfer or PayPal.
Although she is quite busy with her job, she _____________ at an orphanage on Saturdays, when she plays a few hours with the children.
Although nobody asked him, he ______________ went to the site of the earthquake and contributed to the search for survivors.
___________ a dog or a child is such a cruel act. I can't understand how anybody could do that.
The poor dog was ______________ by the side of the road by its owner, who then drove away.
The office you're looking for in on the third floor. If you can wait five minutes, I will ______________ you and show you where it is.
For security reasons, _______________ minors are not allowed to use the lift. They need to be with an adult.
Dictators often want to ______________ as much power as they can, in order to crush their enemies.
The value of assets and stocks has increased by about $12 trillion in the last two years. It's the largest _______________ of wealth in the history of the United States.
That statement is quite ___________ : it can be interpreted in more than one way.
Fortune-tellers' words are often characterized by a high degree of _____________ . Different people can interpret them in different ways.
Usually the teacher writes some suggestions at the end of our essays, but strangely he didn't ____________ any comments to the term paper I sent to him yesterday.
She feels that she isn't ___________ by her boss. Despite all her hard work, he's always criticizing her.
I ___________ the fact that you apologized for your behavior, but it won't be enough. I want to see a better attitude from now on.
When I proposed taking a different approach, he thought about it for a moment, and after a few seconds he nodded in _____________ of the idea because he agreed with me.
Calling a decision ______________ suggests the person is making rules based on their mood and preferences, instead of following fair rules.
The protesters were __________ detained even though they hadn't violated any laws.
This is a(n) _________ kettle that switches itself off when the water boils.
The trend towards increased _________ in factories seems unstoppable. If robots can perform tasks better than humans do, of course businessmen will choose them.
Researchers have proved that many football referees show a(n) _____________ towards the home teams, which isn't fair.
Judges should never be __________ . We rely on them to apply the law regardless of their opinions.
I need a(n) ____________ opinion before choosing what to do, so I thought I might ask you, as you have no interests in this.
Scientists have used satellite images to ____________ the boundaries of the world's "megacities".
We are in __________ territory here. Nobody has ever been in this situation before, so there are no guidelines we can follow.
I would like to _________ the point that I mentioned earlier, in case you didn't understand it. Should I explain it again?
The teacher explained the grammatical rule for a second time, but the __________ was more confusing than the original explanation.
Condo apartments near BTS stations are a hot __________ these days: everybody wants one.
The price of agricultural ________ such as corn and wheat has decreased in the last two years.
The piano music that was played at the restaurant was the perfect ___________ to the food: it made us enjoy the delicious dinner even more.
They are quite __________ at home: he likes washing the dishes, which she really hates, and she loves ironing, which he doesn't at all.
For teenagers, the pressure to _______ to fashion trends can be hard to deal with. If they don't do what the others in their group do, they can feel left out.
He's a(n) ___________ : he always follows trends and never comes up with something original.
In ___________ to university regulations, the students who have been absent in over 20 per cent of the classes will not be allowed to take the final exam.
___________ music is completely different from the music that our parents used to listen to.
The witness is _________ himself. First he said that he was in the coffee shop at 11.05, when the murder happened, then he said that he was in class at that time. He must be hiding something.
Your last words are in __________ to what you have always said on this matter, so I wonder: "What is your real opinion?".
Those two statements are ___________ . They cannot be true at the same time: if one is true, the other must be false.
The way customers respond to the new product will be __________ to the company's future. It has a lot of debt, so without more sales it might be forced to close.
Every country in Asia has a different __________ . Thailand has the baht, while Japan has the yen and Myanmar has the kyat.
The logo of this brand, with its elegant and old-fashioned font, ______________ quality and tradition. That's why this product is more popular with people that appreciate these traits.
Dogs can instinctively ___________ fear in humans. If a street dog is blocking your way, you should be firm and not afraid, or the dog will be even more aggressive.
Oops... my computer says: "A change has been __________ regarding your IP address. Please make sure that you are not using a proxy/VPN". What should I do?
If something ___________ from the norm, you can also say that it is abnormal.
I'm sorry, but we cannot accept any _____________ from our rules. You will have to respect them like everybody else.
The military clashes in the countryside led to the ____________ of thousands of farmers, who had to leave the area in a rush and now have nowhere to live.
Internally __________ people, often called refugees, are forced to flee their home because of conflict or a natural disaster, but remain within their country's borders.
Thai lakorn are full of ___________ : they always depict stories of love, passion and conflict, with a lot of intense feelings.
In a(n) ___________ turn of events, the winning team lost two players to injuries near the end of the match, and was defeated at the last minute. Their supporters were shocked.
Thanks to the development of new medicines, the chances of survival for HIV-affected patients have _________ improved.
I think it's very hard to predict the ____________ outcome of the tournament. There are many good teams that could win.
At the beginning he was opposed to the proposal, but ___________ he gave his authorization and the project could start.
Most people who commit suicide ___________ one or more warning signs in the months before, such as depression and loss of interest.
There is a(n) ___________ of Italian paintings at the city museum. Let's go see it!
According to several human rights organizations, the company _____________ its workers for years, forcing them to work in terrible conditions.
In one of the most heroic ____________ in the history of sports, that athlete managed to win a marathon despite running with painful cramps for the last two kilometers.
Slavery is the worst possible form of labor __________ : people are forced to work against their will in appalling conditions while their masters get rich.
My interest in football has __________ over the years. I loved it when I was younger, then I didn't follow it much in my early 30s, but now I watch a lot of matches again.
Recently there has been a high ___________ in the value of the national currency against the dollar. It has gone up and down with some violent swings.
The ministry has not set any __________ for the implementation of this policy. Every department is free to do what they want.
The rise in the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers ___________ the need for stricter rules against drunk driving.
He didn't say openly that he disliked the government, but his comments about the current situation could be seen as ____________ criticism of the prime minister and his government.
By not saying that I was wrong, he __________ acknowledged that I was right.
Some medicines, if not taken properly, can _________ sleep disorders, daytime sleepiness and restless legs.
Sometimes doctors put in a medically ___________ coma those patients who are in critical conditions. This lets the brain rest, preventing brain damage from occurring.
Modern medicine has extended life expectancy for everybody, but one thing is sure: death is still _________ for all of us.
A rise in the number of heavy smokers __________ leads to higher rates of lung cancer in a country.
The state of _______________ is poor is quite poor in African countries. They all need better roads, railways and electricity lines.
When the police ___________ the crime scene for a second time, they found fingerprints everywhere.
The fire _________ found that the building lacked proper safety measures: fire extinguishers were missing and the emergency exits were locked.
The monsoon always brings _________ rains in the rainy season. Sometimes it looks like somebody is emptying buckets from the sky!
At the beginning of a love relationship, the ___________ of emotions reaches peaks that will probably never be felt again.
After the last terrorist attack, security checks have been _________ in shopping malls and on the subway.
That person is very good at ______________ people for his own purposes. He manages to make people change their mind without them even realizing it.
He is a very __________ person. He's able to subtly change people's opinions and actions, and he's always scheming to achieve what is best for him.
Stop ________ the mess we are in! It's a huge problem, and saying "it's no big deal" will not make it go away.
Many people don't trust _________ energy yet. Even if it doesn't pollute, any accidents can have catastrophic effects: look at what happened at Fukushima after the Japanese tsunami!
The huge gains he made investing in that company __________ the losses he recorded in other bad investments, so at least he didn't lose money.
An essay should be divided in _________ , to make it easier for readers to read it.
If you move abroad, learning the language soon is a ____________ . It will surely help you integrate faster.
In this clinic, patients are treated only by skilled ______________ with over 10 years of experience.
You need a lot of ________________ if you want to improve your writing skills. Try to write an essay at least once a week.
He has been _____________ his Thai for years, but he's still not able to understand a simple conversation.
Some women now choose dresses of different colors for their wedding, but white is still the _________ color on that occasion.
If you surf the Internet, the __________ of English language materials is quite evident.
She is a student of bright _________ : she's smart and hard-working, and I have no doubt that she'll be successful in her career.
After the discovery of traces of oil in that lake, many companies started ______________ for oil, which almost surely lies underground in that area.
People who prefer _____________ change are more willing to take risks than those who prefer slow change.
His approach is _______________ different from mine. While I prefer to proceed one step at a time, he likes to take risks even if he's not sure about the outcome.
"Homegrown terrorists" typically come from the ranks of __________ Western citizens or local residents who start adopting extreme views on social and religious issues.
The lottery numbers are chosen at _________ . No specific rules or sequences are followed.
The seats for tomorrow's projection will be assigned __________ . Unfortunately, you can't book a specific seat.
Racist jokes can be funny at first, but they only _________ stereotypes and discriminatory opinions that can be offensive to many.
___________ concrete is a material that is widely used in construction, especially on skyscrapers and other tall buildings.
I've had a few rough years: my wife and I divorced, I lost my job and my son had serious health problems. Now I'm trying to ________ some normalcy to my life.
The __________ of this ancient picture, which had suffered extensive damage since it was painted, will cost 10 million dollars.
The teacher told me to __________ my term paper according to the suggestions he gave me in the advisory session.
The original plan went through several ______________ , and in the end it was so different that it seemed unrecognizable.
I have a tight _________ this week. Aside from my normal job, I'll have a few extra meetings and I'll also need to assist my mother, who is sick.
The angry passengers were asking for a refund for the cancelled flight. The situation at the airline counter was very __________ .
I work on the computer for over 10 hours a day. That's why I feel a lot of ________ on my upper back and shoulders.
The management ___________ the workers' contract after it discovered that they were playing on Facebook all day, instead of working.
The __________ of pregnancy, also called abortion, is still illegal in some sexually conservative or religious countries.
The cancer was in its ________ stages, which made surgery impossible. The patient only had a few weeks to live.
The _____________ of this artist's paintings is often innocence. As you can see, there are many children or other creatures who are not supposed to have evil thoughts.
He cheated during an exam, __________ violating the college rules.
All Thai universities require students to wear a(n) _________ in class, at least on the day of the exams.
There is a certain ____________ in the architectural style of the buildings in this neighborhood. They all look the same, don't you see?
It could be said that great painters use paint as a(n) ___________ for their ideas and feelings, which are expressed in their works.
She flew to Sapporo _________ Tokyo, as there were no direct flights to Sapporo.
The Internet allows us to work from ________ anywhere. All we need is a stable connection.
The term "_________ reality" refers to computer technologies that generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment.
North Korea's Arirang mass games are very popular among tourists. With thousands of dancers moving in perfect coordination, the _________ effect is stunning.
Racism and discrimination are still _______ in many countries. Maybe globalization will help make these problems less common, but I'm not too optimistic.
I'm afraid we are not able to _______________ your request at the moment, as all our operators are very busy. Please try again later.
If you are looking for ______________ , I suggest you consult the online listings. You might find somebody with apartments to rent.
The manager of the factory is not ____________ at all towards his workers. He never listens to any requests they might have.
There are several _______________ between the two situations you described, but I wouldn't say they are identical. There are a lot of differences, too.
In Thailand, most people see the relationship between king Bhumibol and his subjects as _____________ to that of father and children.
I didn't _____________ that he would be offended by my words. I expected that he would smile at my joke.
The night before her wedding, she couldn't sleep as she was waiting in _____________ . She was so excited.
I can't promise that I will pass all the exams, father, but I can ______________ you that I'll do my best this quarter.
After her father told her that bad grades would result in him stopping to pay the university fees, she gave her ___________ that she would do her best to pass.
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on the planet. They can _____________ a speed of up to 120 km/h.
I am afraid that your goal of going to MUIC next year might not be ______________ if you don't study more.
On _____________ of my father, who unfortunately can't be here tonight, I would like to apologize for his behavior.
The sheer __________ of the luggage was enough to fill the taxi, and there was no space left for the passengers.
If we don't stop climate change, in a few centuries the world as we know it may ___________ to exist.
There was a strange noise coming from the ceiling earlier, but it __________ ten minutes ago. Maybe it was a rat.
I'm sorry, but your point doesn't sound ____________ to me. First you said that media violence doesn't have an effect on society, but then you implied that terrorists are influenced by violent movies.
When we caught the child stealing, he started muttering some _______________ justifications which didn't make any sense.
Everybody who has worked for a company knows that the interests of employers and employees do not always _____________ , and that's why there are disagreements.
What a(n) _______________ ! It's crazy that we met by chance in a small street of a foreign city, without planning anything.
It was a(n) ____________ meeting: we just bumped into each other at the mall, without planning it.
The organizers told the audience that the show would not _______________ for another hour, due to an unexpected problem.
If you have a Mac, you cannot use programs that are made for Windows. The two systems are not _____________ .
______________ in a couple is very important. If the two partners are totally different in their personalities and daily habit, chances of conflict are higher.
They decided to break up after finding out they were totally __________________ . For example, she loves saving money and is a vegetarian, while he's a shopaholic and eats meat every day.
There are three ____________ fairs at Impact Arena right now. One is about local products, another one is a book far, and a third one has technological products on display.
I can give you a quick feedback on your term paper right now, but I will ___________ my remarks to grammar errors. For issues about content, I need to carefully read it at home.
Her strict father ____________ her to her room for seven days as a punishment for driving his car while drunk and crashing it into a wall.
Lately there has been _______________ about the possible legalization of prostitution in the country. Some people are in favor of the idea, whereas others firmly oppose it.
The proposed legalisation of marijuana is a(n) _______________ issue in the country. While some people are in favour of the idea, others couldn't be more opposed to it.
After the screening of his movie, the director ____________ informally with the fans for one hour.
He is a vegan; _____________ , his wife loves eating steaks.
Water can cause extensive damage to electronic ____________ . If you don't believe me, try throwing your iPhone in the toilet.
He ____________ so much time and energy to taking care of his ailing mother that when she passed away he felt a painful sense of emptiness.
Thai people feel profound ___________ towards King Bhumibol.
She was enthusiastic about her new job at first; however, the fact that she doesn't get along with her boss has ____________ her enthusiasm.
In economics, the law of ___________ returns states that after a certain point, the beneficial effect of putting more resources in a production process will get smaller and smaller.
Biased judges can ___________ the result of an assessment process, which is quite unfair.
He has a(n) ____________ sense of values. For example, he thinks that telling lies is good, while helping people shows weakness.
These loudspeakers are not very good. If you play music at high volume, you will hear a lot of ___________ .
The typical _____________ of a film is between 90 and 120 minutes, although some movies are longer.
I like this brand because all its products are very ___________ . For example, I bought these shoes ten years ago, and they are still perfect!
The constant attacks against her gradually _____________ her self-confidence, and now she has a lot of doubts about herself.
Soil ___________ happens over time, when water and wind gradually wear away a field's topsoil, thereby making the land less fertile.
She has a very strong work ____________ : she is responsible, disciplined and very professional, and works very well in a team.
According to Investopedia, business ________ is the study of proper business policies and practices regarding potentially controversial issues, such as bribery, discrimination, and corporate social responsibility.
Many vegans claim that it's not ____________ to eat meat because killing anybody for our needs is morally wrong.
I scolded my child because he stole 50 baht from a friend. Even if it's a small amount of money, stealing is __________ wrong, and he should learn that.
My computer cannot read this file, because it is in a(n) ______________ that it doesn't recognise.
If you want to _______________ your company, you need a business plan.
Any extreme sport, such as sky-diving or motor racing, has its ___________ dangers because of the risks that come with them.
While some believe that people are naturally good, others claim that humans are __________ flawed, which means that we have an evil side, too.
If you want a job in that company, you should talk to my uncle. He could give you valuable __________ into that environment since he worked for that company a few years ago.
He knows the company very well because he's worked there for over twenty years, so his comments are very ______________ as they show deep understanding of the situation.
Although I've been studying English for ten years, I am still stuck at a(n) ______________ level.
Many young people today, especially if they have studied at university, dislike doing _____________ work because they think it is too tiring.
Tasks that were once performed ___________ by workers are now increasingly automated.
She is young but very _______________ , with a strong sense of responsibility and solid values.
His childish manners and sense of humor prove that he is still quite ______________ , despite being almost forty years old.
If you are 20 years old, you probably don't have the ___________ to get married yet. It takes time to get to know yourself and be aware of how to manage problems in a relationship.
The UN was asked to ___________ between the two warring countries to end a conflict that had caused over 10,000 casualties.
As I am patient and unbiased, they chose me as ____________ to assist in finding a resolution to their personal dispute.
The _____________ of the UN between the government and the rebels wasn't successful, and the conflict restarted a few weeks later.
The Internet is a(n) ____________ that has revolutionized personal communication.
A(n) _______________ government is headed by a general instead of a civilian.
He's so lazy. He always wants to do things with the ____________ effort.
I have never met that girl, but I see that on Facebook we have a lot of ____________ friends, so maybe one day I will meet her.
If something is ____________ beneficial, it means it is good for both the parties involved.
Climate change is real. As we can see, in the past two decades average world temperatures have constantly deviated from the ___________ .
I'm confused about what my role in this company should be. Right now, my duties and tasks ___________ with those of some colleagues, so we often end up doing the same work twice.
If take two sheets of paper, and one is covering a part of the other, then you have two ____________ sheets of paper.
If your boss tells you to do something, but you intentionally delay it because you don't agree with the order, that can be defined as __________ aggressive behavior.
That waiter doesn't have any sense of initiative. All he does is wait ____________ until a customer calls him.
Only a(n) _____________ of flight MH370, which presumably sunk into the ocean in March 2014, has ever been found.
The _______________ results of the election show that the opposition is ahead, but it's not time for celebration yet: they will have to wait for the final results.
At the Kyoto summit in 1997, 84 countries signed a(n) __________ intended to limit the toxic emissions which are responsible for climate change.
There surely has been a(n) __________ change in the university curriculum. It used to be bad, but now it's quite good.
When you __________ something, whether it's sugar, oil or an essay, you make it better by fixing its flaws.
Dogs have a(n) ____________ sense of smell. They can recognize people and other animals just by smelling the traces they leave.
The university has __________ its uniform policy. Now it allows students to wear a shirt of any color they want.
If your lifestyle is too hectic, maybe you should consider some __________ techniques. They can help you relieve stress.
While experiencing such injustice, he struggled to __________ his anger and remain patient.
Sometimes prisoners in jail are ___________ with leg cuffs, so that they cannot run away.
The citizens were so fed up with the authoritarian regime that the people seemed ready for a(n) _____________ to bring down the government.
In the past century, many ____________ discoveries have made a huge impact on our our everyday life.
The invention of digital cameras ______________ photography.
Winter temperatures in North Korea can be particularly _________ , to the point that hundreds of people reportedly die every year due to the lack of heating.
The new manager is known for his __________ : he doesn't allow anybody to take three days off in a row, with no exceptions.
We will have to take an alternative __________ as there might be snow on the one we had in mind.
Don't worry too much about your lost wallet. The worst case ____________ is that somebody used your credit card before you blocked it, but you should be able to recover that money.
As China's economic growth seems to be unstoppable, its ____________ of influence in Eastern Asia will probably grow at the expense of the USA's.
He is considered a very strict manager, with no sense of humor. His ________________ don't really like him.
As he rushed to complete the essay, being precise was ___________ to managing to finish in time.
Since he started attending this boarding school, he showed a(n) _____________ attitude. He never obeys order and he's always creating problems.
People with food disorders often take dietary ___________ which provide the nutrients they need.
The new teacher's edition of this textbook comes with a lot of ___________ material, which teachers will surely appreciate.
The newspaper's board of directors decided to ____________ publication at the end of the month, as the number of copies sold is not enough.
The two students who fought in class were _______________ for one week, in which they were not allowed to come to school.
The students who started a fight in class will receive a two-weeks ____________ . They will not be allowed into school during that time.
He is so stubborn that he finds it hard to work in a(n) _________. He prefers to do everything on his own.
For this project, I ___________ up with four classmates.
Construction works at the new train station were _____________ stopped because of the bad weather.
This solution is only ___________ , until we find a better one.
Thunderstorms often ____________ a reaction of fear in dogs. Some of them try to run away, others chew furniture or urinate
Nationalism is a powerful ideology with which a government can try to ___________ a country if there are internal divisions.
Historians believe that the British creation of the national railroad system in India is one of the main factors that ___________ such a large and diverse country.
The Korean peninsula has been divided in two states since World War II, but it's possible that we'll see a(n) ____________ this century.
This authoritarian government is ______________ human rights on an unprecedented scale.
The dictatorship was responsible for countless human rights ____________ against anybody opposed to the regime.
I cannot let a cheating student pass the exam. This would ____________ the university policy.
When the police forced them to take off their clothes for inspection, the prisoners felt _______________ .
The new CEO's ___________ of the company is clear. He wants it to become the leading company in the sector and diversify the business.
Steve Jobs is often mentioned as an example of a(n) ___________ leader because he imagined and designed things that nobody had ever thought about.
Technology experts now _____________ a future in which cars will be automated, and not driven by humans anymore.
Classroom 434 is ________________ to the teachers' office, so they can get there in a few seconds.
My mother is recovering from the car accident she had, ______________ quite slowly.
In case of fire, students should go downstairs using the emergency exits and then _________________ in the parking lot outside the building.
By prohibiting any meetings of more than 5 people, the regime violated freedom of ________________ .
When human societies that were once prosperous cease to exist, we can talk about societal _________________ .
The old bridge ________________ during the earthquake. Luckily, nobody was hurt.
The stock market is __________ today. The shares of the most important companies are down up to 40 per cent.
I get along well with my _______________ . Everyday we go for lunch together and then go back to the office.
Our teacher _______________ a list of suggested sources that we can use for our term paper.
The ______________ of documents in a public office in an activity that I find terribly boring.
The dam project was originally _______________ in 1992, but construction started only in 1998.
Abortion is a controversial topic. People who are against it begin that life starts at _______________ , and that therefore aborting is equivalent to committing murder.
His justifications didn't _______________ me. I still believed he was hiding something.
The account of the eye witness during the trial wasn't very ________________ . He claimed that he saw the murderer in the face, although it was dark and there was a lot of fog that night.
A friend of mine told me that she saw a ghost. She described the encounter with the ghost in detail, but I'm not ________________ . I think that maybe it was all a dream.
The government's economic plan doesn't make any sense. They want to raise taxes while the economy is already very weak: this will further _____________ demand as consumers will have less money.
The exam scores came in and they are ______________ low. That's why many students are sad.
My mother fell into ______________ three years ago, after my father had died of cancer.
A(n) _________________ with a ghost is something that scares most Thais terribly.
I'm sorry we arrived late. We _______________ terrible traffic along the way.
Family problems can have a(n) _______________ influence on a child's development. Children who come from broken homes are likely to be psychologically affected.
Quality of life and living costs can vary ______________ from country to country. Just think about the difference between a rich country like Japan and a poor one like Nepal.
The author will present his _____________ book tonight at the Thai Cultural Center. His fans can't wait to read it after it goes on sale next Friday.
After a successful job interview, he was _____________ to accept the job offer. However, he still wasn't 100 per cent sure, because the office was so far away from where he lived.
I have little ________________ for housekeeping: activities like mopping the floor, washing the dishes and ironing clothes really bore me.
The Thai government is worried that, if it allows more autonomy to the provinces in the Deep South, the territorial ________________ of the country could one day be at risk.
Maths is a(n) _________________ part of every school curriculum. You just can't go to school and avoid maths.
Religion and culture are ________________ linked. If you try to understand how a country works, it's difficult to do it unless you analyse the influence that religion has on the country's culture.
On the last day before his scheduled execution, the prisoner _________________ God's mercy, hoping that a miracle would happen.
____________ help from spirits at the last minute will not help you pass the exam, if you didn't study enough.
In the fight against pollution, a possible idea is that a new tax could be _______________ on polluting factories to pay for the damage they contribute to cause.
Taxpayers were not happy with the new housing _______________ imposed by the government. Nobody wants to pay more taxes, after all.
The two puppies are so funny to watch. The smaller one always copies the other: if the other licks his paws, the smaller does ________________ .
I know this is not your favourite food, but it's food __________________ , so you'd better eat or you'll go to bed without dinner.
__________________ the good grades, the student might fail because of his unjustifiable behaviour in class.
His behaviour has been rather ___________ in the past few days. There must be something that is troubling him.
If a foreign tourist goes to the Thai countryside and expects to communicate in English, the _______________ are that local people will not understand.
Negotiations between the two parties are ________________ . They started last week, and they are expected to last until next week.
The _______________ of scientists appointed by the UN recommended immediate action against climate change.
At a public discussion organised by the Foreign Correspondents Club on education, the ______________ gave their views on how to improve the education system and on what the problems are.
If the symptoms _______________ for more than a few days after you start taking these pills, you should contact your doctor.
Since the car accidents I had last year, I have a(n) _____________ back pain. I can still work, but it's always there.
You need to work hard in order to achieve your goals. With patience and _________________ , luckily you will be able to succeed.
Scientists agree that climate change ________________ a very serious threat, which should not be underestimated.
My friend is such a(n) _______________ . She is always taking selfies and publishing them on Facebook, because she wants her friends to see how pretty she is.
At the end of the dinner, the friends ______________ for a group picture.
Despite some initial ____________ due to cost concerns , the executive board eventually approved the plan.
That student is shy and doesn't make much of an effort to make friends. Also, she is _______________ to get involved in all class activities.
His first instinct was to do something very different, but his parents talked him out of it, and in the end he _______________ accepted their advice and did what they told him to do.
The cause of the plane crash may be found out when the flight recorder, the ______________ black box, is found.
After she was hospitalised, she _______________ severe and unnecessary pain as doctors gave her the wrong treatment for the condition she had.
He is very ___________________ : he always says what he thinks, even if it's unpleasant to hear.
My father's hip problems have got worse. He will probably have to ______________ surgery as it's the only hope to fix them.
Almost all Thais believe in karma, _______________ the quality of one's present life is determined by one's behaviour in a previous life.
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