1 to make someone feel that they do not belong to your group (exclude) 2 to fail to do something that you should do (neglect)
3 to mention something as an example (cite)
4 to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something (withstand) 5 in most situations or cases (normally)
6 to be about to happen in the future (await)
5 Complete the paragraph with the correct form of the words in Activity 4. When I lived in Britain, one of my favourite radio programmes was called
“Desert Island Discs”. The format was always the same: Guest celebrities were asked to imagine they had been washed ashore on a desert island, and had to choose nine books – (1) excluding the Bible and Shakespeare, which they were already provided with – to take with them to the island, to help them (2) withstand the physical and mental isolation. I sometimes like to think which books I would take. (3) Normally, like most people, I don’t
have much time for reading, and I could (4) cite dozens of books which I have never read but which I would like to. It’s an opportunity I have (5) awaited all my life, in fact. But what would I choose? Mostly novels, probably, but I
wouldn’t (6) neglect to include a volume or two of poetry. My first choice, I think, would be Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I’ve never read it, but I’m ready to believe that it is one of the most marvelous books ever written.