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This exercise practise words which are combinations of body words with other words, and which are used to describe types of people and characteristics. Choose the correct part of the body to complete the combination in each sentence.

belly, bones, brain, eye, eyes, fingers, head (2), heart, mouth

1. At school the other children used to call Ralph (1) four- because of his glasses.

2. I don't believe it! How could you drop that glass? You're such a (2) butter- on his latest research into genetic disorders.

3. When the actor, Robert Redford, was younger many women loved going to see his films because he was so handsome. He was a real (3) -throb.

4. You have to explain the same thing to him two or three times before he understands. He's a real (4) block-.

5. John's a real (5) lazy-. He never does anything around the house. He just prefers to watch TV all day.

6. When I was at school I was a real (6) yellow-. If any of the other boys wanted to fight I just ran away as fast as I could.

7. The professor constantly forgets what he is supposed to do and is completely disorganised. It's incredible that such a (7) bird- could run a university department.

8. Frank is a real (8) dead-. When he shoots he never misses. He's going to captain the shooting team at the Olympics.

9. I wish Dale would shut up once in a while. He's such a (9) loud-. He has to let everyone know when he's around.

10. Angela is the (10) egg- in the family. She knows so much about physics that she's going to the top university in the country to study it.