1 : From a very early age Cathy had been passionate ......... animals.

of
to
about
through

2 : She used to hob nob (socialise) with people who ......... the same way as she did.

considered
held
approved
thought

3 : These people were not at all fuddy duddy (uninteresting) or indeed hoity toity (supercilious) and their main interest in life was to ......... that all animals were well treated.

ensure
assure
convince
convict

4 : She soon got to know one of the local big wigs (important people) in a local organisation ......... at stopping cruelty to animals.

shot
aimed
hit
struck

5 : He had been in his hey day (at his most successful time) an important ......... in a government department for agriculture.

character
puppet
personage
figure

6 : In fact because he had refused to kow tow to (accept without question) some of the official regulations, he had been forced to take ......... retirement.

busy
easy
early
quick

7 : But as far ......... Cathy was concerned, he was the bee's knees (someone to admire) and when she left school, she went to work as his assistant in the Society for the Protection of Animals.

so
more
than
as

8 : Her parents however were not at all pleased ......... where she had decided to work.

about
for
concerning
around

9 : They lived in a des res (very attractive house) and her father, John Fortune, who was really a bit of a fat cat (wealthy businessman) thought that all this animal ......... was a lot of hocus pocus (n

matter
business
concerns
topic

10 : Cathy and her father had several pow wows (conversations) about her decision but it usually ......... up with a lot of argy bargy (arguments).

concluded
terminated
ended
lasted

11 : What her mother and father ......... to most was the endless tittle tattle (gossip) in the village about a young woman working for this hot shot (well known entrepreneur),

subjected
dejected
rejected
objected

12 : who was also ......... by some as a bit of a wheeler dealer (someone who does business in an underhand way).

looked
pictured
regarded
believed

13 : Cathy didn't believe any of this and was delighted to be working for Geoffrey Winton if for no other ......... than that living at home was very humdrum (boring).

reason
cause
fact
decision

14 : The rest of the organisation thought that she and Winton were a dream team (ideal partners) because she was enthusiastic and he was very ..........

expertise
empirical
expert
experienced

15 : After all she thought her brother was enjoying himself and had gone ......... to work in America as a result of the brain drain (talented people leaving their own country to work for better pay in ano

astray
abroad
alone
afar

16 : One morning there was quite a hubbub (loud noise and activity) in the Fortune ......... when Cathy came rushing into the sitting room helter skelter (running at great speed),

housework
housebound
household
housetops

17 : and announced what she thought was a cheerful earful (a good piece of news) and that was she had been invited to attend a ......... in the capital.

demarcation
denuciation
depression
demonstration

18 : As far as her father was concerned this was ......... double trouble (two problems) — first working for Fortune and now getting involved in a demonstration.

simply
quite
entirely
quietly

19 : As far as he was concerned this would be a ......... of time because the speakers at the rally would just talk mumbo jumbo (nonsense).

waist
wasting
waste
worst

20 : But Cathy had made up her ......... and the next morning wham bam (very quickly) she caught the early train and went off to the rally.

brain
mind
thought
decision


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