a) Choose the correct word. Check in the Word List.
1 A: Mike got arrested for committing/permitting a crime.
Shoplifting I think.
В: I know. He’s been hanging out/in with a really rough/tough crowd!
2 A: Did Tom ask you to tell/say a lie for him again?
B: Yes. I did it, but it let/made me feel guilty.
3 A: Why are you picking at/on her? She’s really upset.
В: I know, I really deny/regret it. The others made/let me do it.
4 A: Her new boyfriend is a bad effect/influence on her.
She’s started smoking, you know!
B: Yes, she’s been missing/losing lessons, too.
5 A: What’s come/gone over Alex? She’s totally changed her
B: She wanted to match/fit in with her friends.
b) Fill in: persuade, resist, give in, influence, discourage, dissuade. Which are opposites?
1 Sam allows friends to......... his decisions too much.
2 I can’t believe they managed to.......... you to dye your hair
3 Sue wanted to start wearing black makeup like her friends,
but I managed to......... her!
4 My friend Jane asked me so many times to go skiing with
her that I finally had to...........
5 The constant teasing from his friends was starting to............
6 You should........ peer pressure and stand up for what you