Important, Interesting and Serious Exercise at Auto-English

Important, Interesting and Serious Exercise at Auto-English

important - is usually used with positive meaning
interesting - often means 'not boring'
serious - is often used with negative meaning

Fill the gaps with important, interesting and serious.

1 Smoking is a ______________  problem. It kills you.
2 There were quite a few ______________ members of the government at the fancy dress ball.
3 I find my degree course very ______________ , thank god.
4 Clive's had a car crash but luckily it wasn't ______________.
5 Mr Glum's so ______________ the whole time. He never smiles.
6 I saw a really ______________ documentary about stroking sharks.
7 I had a really ______________ conversation with JK about religion, down the pub last night.
8 Apart from being gorgeous, Sophy's such an ______________ person: she's travelled all over The States, and next she's off to The Pacific.
9 He has a very ______________ position in the company, but he's always stressed and he says it's boring work.
10 The recent rise in street crime is very ______________.
11 It is very ______________ for Spain to improve its road safety record.
12 Geoff isn't as ______________ to the company as he thinks he is.
13 The continued use of fossil fuels poses a ______________ threat to the very survival of the human species.
14 When I asked you to stop phoning me late at night, I was being deadly ______________ .
15 It's ______________ not to forget a torch when you go camping.

 

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