Could you close the door/window please?
Close your eyes - I've got a surprise for you.
It's [a] Motorola mobile phone. It's pink and you can open and close it. (Key English Test; A2; Turkish)
The banks had closed so I couldn't get any money out.
The museum closes at 5.30.
Well you have to be here in my house at 1pm, because the sports centre opens at 1.30pm and closes at 4pm. (Key English Test; A2; Spanish)
The factory closed over ten years ago.
A lot of restaurants/shops are closing because they can't afford to pay the rent.
In addition, I would like you to know that the Hotel Astrid closed last year. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)
She closed the meeting with a short speech.
That's how you should close the exhibition: with a question. How much further can Arnold go? (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)
All the mines in this area were closed down in the 80s.
Our local butcher is closing down.
I must tell you that unfortunately "Hotel Astrid" closed down last year. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)
Police closed in on the demonstrators.
With the motorway so close by and all the industrial areas closing in on us, where are we to go? (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Danish)
Police quickly closed off the area.
And while it is being buil[t], it will temporar[il]y cause even more problems for traffic, as some streets will be closed off. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Dutch)
His house is close to the sea.
Don't get too close to the dog, Rosie.
It was close to lunchtime when we arrived.
It's close to my house. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Urdu)
Mira is one of my closest friends.
Her relationship isn't good with her father, but she's very close to her mother.
My brother and I have become much closer over the years.
That night, we had just my family and some of my close friends. (Key English Test; A2; Thai)
There weren't many people at the funeral - just close family/relatives.
Tomson has [a] close family, his son lives with them, [and] his company makes a good profit. (First Certificate in English; B2; Russian)
The election results were so close they had to vote again.
He came second in the race, but it was very close.
The youngest boys are so close in age they look like twins.
The over-grazing, the deforestation and the over-cultivation [seem] to be the main causes of the degradation of the agricultural land, the percentages being quite close in value. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Romanian)
I'm still in close contact with my school friends.
Our school has close links with a school in China.
Being in close touch with me for such a long time, you should have known everything about the band. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)
On close inspection, you could see that the painting was a fake.
Keep a close watch on the children.
If the parents keep a close watch on their children's activities and friends and advi[s]e them what is right or wrong, this will prevent them from indulging in bad activities. (International English Language Testing System; C2; Hindi)
We are close to reaching an agreement.
We were very close to reaching our objective. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)
She was close to tears.
'Do you love me?' 'Of course I do. I've always loved you.' Adrian answered. He was close to tears. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Japanese)
Come a bit closer.
He stayed close to his mother.
There's a great beach close by.
Aunty told me that there is a Hindu temple close by. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Singhalese)