For questions 38 – 42, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
38 I can’t see the of all this paperwork, can you?
I was so frustrated that I was on the of giving up, but my piano teacher persuaded me to keep on practising.
Now, let’s move on to the final for discussion at this meeting.

39 I think it’s to say that not everyone in the boardroom agreed with the decision about the site of the new factory.
Rita complained that it was not that she had a smaller company car than her colleagues.
My husband looks nothing like his brothers and sisters because he is so .

40 The workers at the car factory are at present in negotiations to improve their position.
As the business expanded and more staff were required, the company the services of a recruitment agency.
When my brother and his new girlfriend announced that they were it took the whole family by surprise.

41 The instructions were written in such a complicated way that Joe had to spend a long time out how to set up the printer.
First results indicated that the new drug was and had no side effects.
John was annoyed to find the drinks machine was not yet again.

42 Lisa is in while I’m away from the office, OK?
They’ve introduced a small for parking outside the station.
The protestors moved back quickly in reaction to a sudden the police.