- Verb + report
Use the correct form of these verbs:
The committee are due to ____________ their long- awaited report on the health service next week.
A spokesman refused either to confirm or ____________ the reports that bank rates were about to rise.
I’ve got to ____________ a report on our financial situation to the board meeting on Friday.
The report____________ some of the problems in schools today. In particular, it identifies the main causes of violence and lack of discipline.
The report calls for a total ban on smoking in night clubs. It also____________ that all buildings be fitted with smoke detectors.
Initial reports____________ the train driver for the accident, but the official report released yesterday exonerated the driver from all responsibility.
Go back and underline all the verb collocations.
2 Common adjective collocations
Use the following adjectives in these sentences:
In a few minutes we hope to bring you a____________ report from the games in Australia via satellite.
A____________ and in-depth report on the Prime Minister’s resignation will follow shortly.
The government complained that the BBC’s reports of the war were____________. It expected the BBC’s reporting to be objective and impartial.
The version of events given by the army was contradicted by ____________ reports from locals.
The committee published a ____________ report on the running of the company. In particular, it is highly critical of senior management.
___________ reports said that at least eighty people had been killed in riots. However, a government spokesman claimed that these reports were greatly exaggerated.
Go back and underline all the other interesting collocations in this exercise.
3 Noun + preposition + report
Complete the sentences with these nouns:
recommendations contents light
publication touches copy
The government has accepted the key ____________ in Lord Talbot’s recently published report on drug-taking among school-age children.
I will send you a ____________ of the report as soon as it is ready.
There will be an investigation to find out who leaked the ____________ of the report to the press.
The government has decided that ____________ of the report would be contrary to the public interest.
I spent all morning putting the finishing ____________ to my report.
The company will have to revise some of its health and safety procedures in the ____________ of this report.
4 Types of report
Match the two halves of these sentences:
Tune into Radio 4 while driving – the traffic and weather reports are
The judge will delay his verdict until he receives a medical report
Can you give us a progress report
The chairman of the company presented the annual report
She dismissed the newspaper reports of the break-up of her marriage
a on the offender.
b on what has happened so far?
c always up to the minute.
d as pure speculation.
e to the shareholders
- Note these expressions:
According to news reports, there was only one survivor. We’re getting reports from the scene of the crash that about 20 cars were involved.
- You may hear this on the television news:
The following report contains images which some viewers may find upsetting.
Ex 1: 1. publish 2. deny 3.give 4. highlights 5. recommends 6. blame
Ex 2: 1. live 2. detailed 3. biased 4. eye-witness 5. damning 6. Unconfirmed
Ex 3: 1. recommendations 2. copy 3. contents 4. publication 5. touches 6. light
Ex 4: l-c 2-a 3-b 4-e 5-d