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1. Sometimes I talk _____ myself _____ my room lying awake _____ night.

1. Sometimes I talk to myself in my room lying awake at night.

2. _____ the last two weeks I spent my time _____ my hobby which is chasing butterflies.

2. During/For the last two weeks I spent my time on my hobby which is chasing butterflies.

3. You can catch plenty _____ octopuses _____ this method.

3. You can catch plenty of octopuses by/with this method.

4. The passengers _____ the taxi were worried _____ the fast speed.

4. The passengers in the taxi were worried about/by the fast speed.

5. The soothsayer says _____ me that the world ends next Sunday, that is _____ the fifth of May.

5. The soothsayer says to me that the world ends next Sunday, that is on the fifth of May.

6. He turned _____ the radio and tuned _____ to BBC _____ news coverage _____ the tsunami.

6. He turned on the radio and tuned in to BBC for news coverage of the tsunami.

7. Some of us will be going _____ bus and some _____ our bicycles to the circus.

7. Some of us will be going by bus and some on our bicycles to the circus.

8. I apologized _____ my friend _____ whom I have already broken three appointments.

8. I apologized to my friend with whom I have already broken three appointments.

9. We arrived _____ the island just _____ sunrise. We had previously come here _____ a picnic.

9. We arrived at the island just before/after sunrise. We had previously come here for a picnic.

10. I listened _____ a hair-raising tale of cannibalism _____ the radio.

10. I listened to a hair-raising tale of cannibalism on the radio.

11. I accompanied my uncle _____ a hunting trip _____ the jungle.

11. I accompanied my uncle on a hunting trip in/into the jungle.

12. We camped _____ the foot of the mountain _____ two days.

12. We camped at the foot of the mountain for two days.

13. When I went _____ a walk early _____ the morning, the breeze blew _____ my face.

13. When I went for a walk early in the morning, the breeze blew in/into my face.

14. We put the luggage _____ the back of the car and then set _____ _____ our journey.

14. We put the luggage at the back of the car and then set off on our journey.

15. We went to a surprise party _____ his sister. It broke up _____ midnight.

15. We went to a surprise party for his sister. It broke up at/around midnight.

16. I took some photographs _____ my camera _____ a hippopotamus _____ its mouth open wide.

16. I took some photographs with my camera of a hippopotamus with its mouth open wide.

17. The heavy lorry knocked _____ the back of our bus ______ accident.

17. The heavy lorry knocked into the back of our bus by accident.

18. He is interested _____ sports and does not bother _____ the local news except looking _____ the football results.

18. He is interested in sports and does not bother about/with the local news except looking into the football results.

19. I called _____ Tom's house yesterday to see if he had recovered _____ his illness. He was still suffering _____ a bad back.

19. I called at Tom's house yesterday to see if he had recovered from his illness. He was still suffering from a bad back.

20. We ate our food _____ a shady spot and then packed everything _____ to leave when dark clouds began to spread _____ most of the sky.

20. We ate our food in a shady spot and then packed everything up to leave when dark clouds began to spread across most of the sky.