Grammar and Vocabulary

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Grammar and Vocabulary
• Read the sentences carefully and for each
item choose the alternative that best fits
the context.
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• 1. Despite playing under strength, the
village team ____ beat their rivals.
• a) could b) were able to c) couldn't d)
weren't able to
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• 1. Despite playing under strength, the
village team ____ beat their rivals.
• a) could b) were able to c) couldn't d)
weren't able to
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• 2. She had to do the shopping for her
neighbour, ____ she?
• a) didn't b) hadn't c) does d) isn't a) didn't
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• 2. She had to do the shopping for her
neighbour, ____ she?
• a) didn't b) hadn't c) does d) isn'ta) didn't
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• 3. He daren't ____ his boss for a rise just
now.
• a) asking b) be asking c) to ask d) ask
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• 3. He daren't ____ his boss for a rise just
now.
• a) asking b) be asking c) to ask d) ask
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• 4. I'll hand over all my files to my assistant
before I ____.
• a) am leaving b) leave c) will leave d) shall
leave
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• 4. I'll hand over all my files to my assistant
before I ____.
• a) am leaving b) leave c) will leave d)
shall leave
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• 5. By the time Brown's daughter
graduates, ____ retired.
• a) he b) he has c) he'll being d) he'll have
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• 5. By the time Brown's daughter
graduates, ____ retired.
• a) he b) he has c) he'll being d) he'll have
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• 6.How long has the property ____ to your
family?
• a) belonged b) belonging c)belongs d)
been belonging
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• 6.How long has the property ____ to your
family?
• a) belonged b) belonging c)belongs d)
been belonging
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• 7. Buy me a newspaper on your way back,
____?
• a) do you b) will you c) have you d) don't
you
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• 7. Buy me a newspaper on your way back,
____?
• a) do you b) will you c) have you d) don't
you
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• 8. The noise was so loud that we all ____
wear ear-protectors.
• a) must b) have to c) should d) had to
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• 8. The noise was so loud that we all ____
wear ear-protectors.
• a) must b) have to c) should d) had to
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• 9. This time next year ____ chief translator
to the Finnish UN delegation.
• a) he is b) he'll being c) he'll be d) he's
being
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• 9. This time next year ____ chief translator
to the Finnish UN delegation.
• a) he is b) he'll being c) he'll be d) he's
being
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• 10.It is essential that all top security
documents ____be stamped
CONFIDENTIAL.
• a) should b) must c) will d) may
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• 10.It is essential that all top security
documents ____be stamped
CONFIDENTIAL.
• a) should b) must c) will d) may
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• 11.I suggest Beth ____ in touch with the
organisers.
• a) should get b) to get c) getting d) should
getting
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• 11.I suggest Beth ____ in touch with the
organisers.
• a) should get b) to get c) getting d)
should getting
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• 12.According to ____ surveys, the majority
of Finns don't want to join NATO.
• a) the most b) most c) most of d) the most
of
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• 12.According to ____ surveys, the majority
of Finns don't want to join NATO.
• a) the most b) most c) most of d) the most
of
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• 13. You ____ continue. You've made your
point clearly enough already.
• a) needn't b) mustn't c) don't have d) won't
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• 13. You ____ continue. You've made your
point clearly enough already.
• a) needn't b) mustn't c) don't have d)
won't
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• 14.Let's get the house cleared up before
he ____ .
• a) is arriving b) arrives c) will arrive d)
arrived
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• 14.Let's get the house cleared up before
he ____ .
• a) is arriving b) arrives c) will arrive d)
arrived
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• 15. My grandmother is absent-minded.
She never ____ to put a stamp on an
envelope!
• a) remembers b) is remembering c)
remembered d) should remember
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• 15. My grandmother is absent-minded.
She never ____ to put a stamp on an
envelope!
• a) remembers b) is remembering c)
remembered d) should remember
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• 16. In my opinion, the government should
____ action.
• a) to take b) taking c) take d) have take
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• 16. In my opinion, the government should
____ action.
• a) to take b) taking c) take d) have take
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• 17. Since last year my department's work
____ built up considerably.
• a) was b) have c) is d) has
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• 17. Since last year my department's work
____ built up considerably.
• a) was b) have c) is d) has
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• 18. The bill had already been paid, so I
____ to do it.
• a) hadn't b) didn't need c) needn't d)
haven't
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• 18. The bill had already been paid, so I
____ to do it.
• a) hadn't b) didn't need c) needn't d)
haven't
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• 19. Only ____ research has been carried
out in this field.
• a) a little b) a few c) few d) not much
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• 19. Only ____ research has been carried
out in this field.
• a) a little b) a few c) few d) not much
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• 20. It's 3 p.m. David ____ have arrived in
London by now.
• a) would b) can c) should d) ought
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• 20. It's 3 p.m. David ____ have arrived in
London by now.
• a) would b) can c) should d) ought
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• 21. If Bertie ____ to his guns, he'll
probably get what he wants.
• a) will stick b) would stick c) stuck d)
sticks
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• 21. If Bertie ____ to his guns, he'll
probably get what he wants.
• a) will stick b) would stick c) stuck d)
sticks
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• 22. I do hope he ____ in his plans.
• a) shall succeed b) will succeed c) can
succeed d) succeed
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• 22. I do hope he ____ in his plans.
• a) shall succeed b) will succeed c) can
succeed d) succeed
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• 23. By November Rachel ____ enough to
buy a mountain bike.
• a) saves b) will have saved c) has saved
d) will be saving
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• 23. By November Rachel ____ enough to
buy a mountain bike.
• a) saves b) will have saved c) has saved
d) will be saving
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• 24. ____ anyone object, the plan will be
reconsidered.
• a) If b) Do c) Should d) Might
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• 24. ____ anyone object, the plan will be
reconsidered.
• a) If b) Do c) Should d) Might
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• 25. We regret ____ you that your
telephone has been disconnected due to
an unpaid bill
• a) to inform b) informing c) to tell you d)
telling
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• 25. We regret ____ you that your
telephone has been disconnected due to
an unpaid bill
• a) to inform b) informing c) to tell you d)
telling
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• 26. Why don't you try ____ the key anticlockwise?
• a) to turn b) on turning c) turning d) turn
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• 26. Why don't you try ____ the key anticlockwise?
• a) to turn b) on turning c) turning d) turn
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• 27. The company's apology ____ regarded
as an exercise in damage limitation.
• a) were b) was c) would d) had
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• 27. The company's apology ____ regarded
as an exercise in damage limitation.
• a) were b) was c) would d) had
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• 28. We don't allow ____ in the classrooms.
• a) that people smoke b) smoke c) people
to smoke d) to smoking
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• 28. We don't allow ____ in the classrooms.
• a) that people smoke b) smoke c) people
to smoke d) to smoking
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• 29. I really must ____ on with my work
now.
• a) to get b) getting c) get d) to getting
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• 29. I really must ____ on with my work
now.
• a) to get b) getting c) get d) to getting
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• 30. The accused denied ____ in the
vicinity of the murder scene.
• a) to have ever been b) have ever been c)
having ever been d) ever having been
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• 30. The accused denied ____ in the
vicinity of the murder scene.
• a) to have ever been b) have ever been c)
having ever been d) ever having been
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• 31. Why don't you do what you're told,
instead of ____ such a song and dance
about it?
• a) to make b) making c) made d) make
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• 31. Why don't you do what you're told,
instead of ____ such a song and dance
about it?
• a) to make b) making c) made d) make
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• 32. The children ____ to stay up late.
• a) don't allow b) aren't let c) aren't allowed
d) would rather
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• 32. The children ____ to stay up late.
• a) don't allow b) aren't let c) aren't
allowed d) would rather
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• 33. I posted the parcel without ____ it.
• a) weighing b) weigh c) weighed d) to
weigh
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• 33. I posted the parcel without ____ it.
• a) weighing b) weigh c) weighed d) to
weigh
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• 34. I suppose you just went to the disco
____ improve your conversational skills!
• a) so as b) for c) in order to d) too
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• 34. I suppose you just went to the disco
____ improve your conversational skills!
• a) so as b) for c) in order to d) too
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• 35. He was't responsible. He wasn't ____ .
• a) blame b) to blame c) blaming d) for
blame
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• 35. He was't responsible. He wasn't ____ .
• a) blame b) to blame c) blaming d) for
blame
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• 36. What a dangerous thing to do! You
____ have been killed!
• a ) may b) can c) must d) might
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• 36. What a dangerous thing to do! You
____ have been killed!
• a ) may b) can c) must d) might
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• 37. For the rest of his life he lived in fear of
____ tracked down.
• a) having b) be c) being d) been
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• 37. For the rest of his life he lived in fear of
____ tracked down.
• a) having b) be c) being d) been
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• 38. All that rubbish will have to be ____ at
once.
• a) get rid of b) got rid of c) got rid d)
getting rid of
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• 38. All that rubbish will have to be ____ at
once.
• a) get rid of b) got rid of c) got rid d)
getting rid of
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• 39. You'll get a free months's subscription,
____ you renew your membership by the
end of January.
• a) unless b) however c) were d) provided
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• 39. You'll get a free months's subscription,
____ you renew your membership by the
end of January.
• a) unless b) however c) were d) provided
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• 40. By the time I went to the ticket office,
the concert ____ sold out.
• a) had been b) have been c) was d) are
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• 40. By the time I went to the ticket office,
the concert ____ sold out.
• a) had been b) have been c) was d) are
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• 41. We ____ to stop off in Singapore but
the airline changed the arrangements at
the last minute.
• a) was going b) had c) were going d)
ought
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• 41. We ____ to stop off in Singapore but
the airline changed the arrangements at
the last minute.
• a) was going b) had c) were going d)
ought
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• 42. I wish I ____ more about lace-making!
• a) would know b) knew c) know d) can
know
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• 42. I wish I ____ more about lace-making!
• a) would know b) knew c) know d) can
know
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• 43. I felt as if I ____ his confidence.
• a) have betrayed b) would betray c) had
betrayed d) am betraying
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• 43. I felt as if I ____ his confidence.
• a) have betrayed b) would betray c) had
betrayed d) am betraying
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• 44. ____ bread is regarded by some as a
therapeutic activity.
• a) To make b) Made c) Making d) Having
made
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• 44. ____ bread is regarded by some as a
therapeutic activity.
• a) To make b) Made c) Making d) Having
made
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• 45. It's time they ____ promotion, in my
view.
• a) get b) got c) will get d) have got
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• 45. It's time they ____ promotion, in my
view.
• a) get b) got c) will get d) have got
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• 46. The candidate ____ to have withdrawn
her application.
• a) claimed b) said c) denied d) reported
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• 46. The candidate ____ to have withdrawn
her application.
• a) claimed b) said c) denied d) reported
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• 47. There's nothing I like more than ____
for a brisk walk in the morning.
• a) go b) out c) walking d) going
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• 47. There's nothing I like more than ____
for a brisk walk in the morning.
• a) go b) out c) walking d) going
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• 48. How can you waste all that money on
____ ?
• a) gamble b) to gamble c) gambling d) the
gamble
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• 48. How can you waste all that money on
____ ?
• a) gamble b) to gamble c) gambling d)
the gamble
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• 49. The newspaper ____ bought is the
early evening edition.
• a) that b) which c) who d) you
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• 49. The newspaper ____ bought is the
early evening edition.
• a) that b) which c) who d) you
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• 50. They'll explain ____ you need to know
to complete your report.
• a) what b) that c) which d) how
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• 50. They'll explain ____ you need to know
to complete your report.
• a) what b) that c) which d) how
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• 51. The TV company ____ contract is up
for renewal is losing money.
• a) which b) whose c) the d) who's
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• 51. The TV company ____ contract is up
for renewal is losing money.
• a) which b) whose c) the d) who's
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• 52. Teresa ____ enjoys all kinds of team
sports.
• a) every week b) seldom c) with great
enthusiasm d) greatly
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• 52. Teresa ____ enjoys all kinds of team
sports.
• a) every week b) seldom c) with great
enthusiasm d) greatly
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• 53. In ____, it was obviously the wrong
thing to do.
• a) hindsight b) the wake c) retrospect d)
the whole
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• 53. In ____, it was obviously the wrong
thing to do.
• a) hindsight b) the wake c) retrospect d)
the whole
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• 54. I'll have to do overtime tonight, ____ is
very tiresome.
• a) which b) what c) that d) so
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• 54. I'll have to do overtime tonight, ____ is
very tiresome.
• a) which b) what c) that d) so
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• 55. There were ____ few tickets sold that
the concert was cancelled.
• a) a b) very c) so d) such
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• 55. There were ____ few tickets sold that
the concert was cancelled.
• a) a b) very c) so d) such
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• 56. That was the day ____ we heard the
news about Mick and Sarah.
• a) when b) which c) on d) what
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• 56. That was the day ____ we heard the
news about Mick and Sarah.
• a) when b) which c) on d) what
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• 57. The piano was ____ heavy for us to
carry from the removal van.
• a) far b) much c) so d) too
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• 57. The piano was ____ heavy for us to
carry from the removal van.
• a) far b) much c) so d) too
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• 58. I'm afraid that's the best ____ can do
for you.
• a) which b) I c) that d) what
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• 58. I'm afraid that's the best ____ can do
for you.
• a) which b) I c) that d) what
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• 59. He ____ that he had three RollsRoyces at home.
• a) threatened b) reminded c) boasted d)
informed
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• 59. He ____ that he had three RollsRoyces at home.
• a) threatened b) reminded c) boasted d)
informed
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• 60. Everything ____ can be done to ease
the situation has been implemented.
• a) that b) which c) what d) who
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• 60. Everything ____ can be done to ease
the situation has been implemented.
• a) that b) which c) what d) who
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• 61. You've got to be ____ certain before
you decide.
• a) deadly b) deathly c) dead d) dearly
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• 61. You've got to be ____ certain before
you decide.
• a) deadly b) deathly c) dead d) dearly
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• 62. She burst into tears when he spoke to
her ____ .
• a) sharp b) sharpish c) sharper d) sharply
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• 62. She burst into tears when he spoke to
her ____ .
• a) sharp b) sharpish c) sharper d) sharply
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• 63. They ____ us not to touch the aminals.
• a) said b) refused c) suggested d) told
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• 63. They ____ us not to touch the aminals.
• a) said b) refused c) suggested d) told
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• 64. Her cousin is ____ related to the
Hapsburg family.
• a) nearly b) close c) closely d) near
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• 64. Her cousin is ____ related to the
Hapsburg family.
• a) nearly b) close c) closely d) near
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• 65. We accused him ____ a blatant lie.
• a) to telling b) to tell c) in telling d) of
telling
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• 65. We accused him ____ a blatant lie.
• a) to telling b) to tell c) in telling d) of
telling
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• 66. You ____ assumed that we'd be
starting at 8.00.
• a) right b) rightly c) fairly d) fair
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• 66. You ____ assumed that we'd be
starting at 8.00.
• a) right b) rightly c) fairly d) fair
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• 67. The witness ____ ever having seen
the prisoner.
• a) denied b) admitted c) insisted d)
objected
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• 67. The witness ____ ever having seen
the prisoner.
• a) denied b) admitted c) insisted d)
objected
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• 68. Police are reported ____ found illegal
drugs in the star's home.
• a) they have b) having c) to have d) have
had
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• 68. Police are reported ____ found illegal
drugs in the star's home.
• a) they have b) having c) to have d) have
had
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• 69. No, he ____ ever jogs round the park
these days.
• a) doesn't b) occasionally c) hardly d)
almost
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• 69. No, he ____ ever jogs round the park
these days.
• a) doesn't b) occasionally c) hardly d)
almost
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• 70. It's by ____ means the best book I've
ever read.
• a) no b) all c) fair d) some
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• 70. It's by ____ means the best book I've
ever read.
• a) no b) all c) fair d) some
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• 71. The probation officer suggested Jim
____ to her every week.
• a) to report b) reporting c) should report d)
reports
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• 71. The probation officer suggested Jim
____ to her every week.
• a) to report b) reporting c) should report
d) reports
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• 72. I never know ____ to ask for
permission or not.
• a) if b) either c) when d) whether
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• 72. I never know ____ to ask for
permission or not.
• a) if b) either c) when d) whether
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• 73. She waited for twenty minutes and
____ arrived at the head of the queue.
• a) lastly b) finally c) at the end d) eventual
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• 73. She waited for twenty minutes and
____ arrived at the head of the queue.
• a) lastly b) finally c) at the end d)
eventual
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• 74. He'll believe anything. he's so ____.
• a) garrulous b) gullible c) credible d)
believable
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• 74. He'll believe anything. he's so ____.
• a) garrulous b) gullible c) credible d)
believable
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• 75. At ____ time did I ever promise you a
pay rise.
• a) any b) no c) all d) some
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• 75. At ____ time did I ever promise you a
pay rise.
• a) any b) no c) all d) some
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• 76. He's got plenty of ____ experience as
he's worked in that field already.
• a) second-hand b) firsthand c) primary d)
tertiary
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• 76. He's got plenty of ____ experience as
he's worked in that field already.
• a) second-hand b) firsthand c) primary d)
tertiary
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• 77. On the phone you don't sound ____
your sister.
• a) similar b) same c) like d) as
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• 77. On the phone you don't sound ____
your sister.
• a) similar b) same c) like d) as
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• 78. Don't blame the boy – he's a(n) ____
child.
• a) just b) unfortunate c)unique d) mere
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• 78. Don't blame the boy – he's a(n) ____
child.
• a) just b) unfortunate c)unique d) mere
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• 79. His car isn't as economical ____ yours.
• a) that b) like c) that d) as
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• 79. His car isn't as economical ____ yours.
• a) that b) like c) that d) as
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• 80. The heads of the feuding families have
been ____ enemies for years.
• a) sworn b) promised c) cursed d) blood
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• 80. The heads of the feuding families have
been ____ enemies for years.
• a) sworn b) promised c) cursed d) blood
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• 81. Not only was there no tea, ____ there
were no sandwiches either.
• a) and b) nor c) but d) so
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• 81. Not only was there no tea, ____ there
were no sandwiches either.
• a) and b) nor c) but d) so
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• 82. The girl felt ____ with hunger.
• a) faintly b) fainting c) fainted d) faint
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• 82. The girl felt ____ with hunger.
• a) faintly b) fainting c) fainted d) faint
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• 83. People in this village have got an ____
appetite for news.
• a) inexorable b) inevitable c) insatiable d)
inedible
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• 83. People in this village have got an ____
appetite for news.
• a) inexorable b) inevitable c) insatiable d)
inedible
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• 84. Hardly had he sat down ____ he was
sent for again.
• a) when b) than c) after d) that
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• 84. Hardly had he sat down ____ he was
sent for again.
• a) when b) than c) after d) that
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• 85. Even the other convicts considered it a
____ crime.
• a) guilty b) hard-bitten c) heinous d) hellbent
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• 85. Even the other convicts considered it a
____ crime.
• a) guilty b) hard-bitten c) heinous d) hellbent
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• 86. Books ____ 'War and Peace'
contribute to our understanding of Russian
history.
• a) such b) like c) as d) how
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• 86. Books ____ 'War and Peace'
contribute to our understanding of Russian
history.
• a) such b) like c) as d) how
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• 87. Nothing was arranged – it was all very
____ .
• a) take-away b) worn-out c) slapdash d)
slap-up
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• 87. Nothing was arranged – it was all very
____ .
• a) take-away b) worn-out c) slapdash d)
slap-up
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• 88. She gave me the same advice ____
you did.
• a) like b) than c) as d) who
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• 88. She gave me the same advice ____
you did.
• a) like b) than c) as d) who
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• 89. ____ you are, the more you laugh.
• a) Happier b) More happy c) What happier
d) The happier
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• 89. ____ you are, the more you laugh.
• a) Happier b) More happy c) What happier
d) The happier
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• 90. Don't worry about making a noise. The
children are wide ____ .
• a) waking b) awake c) woken d) awoke
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• 90. Don't worry about making a noise. The
children are wide ____ .
• a) waking b) awake c) woken d) awoke
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• 91. She's always been one of your ____
critics.
• a) fiercest b) most violent c) wildest d)
hardest
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• 91. She's always been one of your ____
critics.
• a) fiercest b) most violent c) wildest d)
hardest
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• 92. ____ has such a stunning
achievement been recorded.
• a) Always b) Seldom c) Today d) Recently
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• 92. ____ has such a stunning
achievement been recorded.
• a) Always b) Seldom c) Today d) Recently
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• 93. When ____ money into the slot, be
sure to use undamaged coins.
• a) on inserting b) having inserted c) to
insert d) inserting
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• 93. When ____ money into the slot, be
sure to use undamaged coins.
• a) on inserting b) having inserted c) to
insert d) inserting
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• 94. The mother sat by her ____ child's
bedside all night.
• a) asleep b) sleep c) sleeping d) overslept
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• 94. The mother sat by her ____ child's
bedside all night.
• a) asleep b) sleep c) sleeping d)
overslept
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• 95. Your car's very ____. It hardly seems
to use any petrol at all.
• a) economical b) economic c) ecumenical
d) ecological
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• 95. Your car's very ____. It hardly seems
to use any petrol at all.
• a) economical b) economic c) ecumenical
d) ecological
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• 96. I'm in a terrible ____ . I just don't know
what to do.
• a) problem b) quandary c) loss d) trouble
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• 96. I'm in a terrible ____ . I just don't know
what to do.
• a) problem b) quandary c) loss d) trouble
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• 97. ____ to the bank manager's loan, my
company managed to stay solvent.
• a) With thanks b) Thank you c) Thanks d)
Gratefully
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• 97. ____ to the bank manager's loan, my
company managed to stay solvent.
• a) With thanks b) Thank you c) Thanks d)
Gratefully
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• 98. We have every confidence ____ his
ability to handle the situation.
• a) on b) in c) with d) by
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• 98. We have every confidence ____ his
ability to handle the situation.
• a) on b) in c) with d) by
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• 99. Is there any chance ___ the machinery
repaired?
• a) to have b) of having c) for having d) of
being
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• 99. Is there any chance ___ the machinery
repaired?
• a) to have b) of having c) for having d) of
being
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• 100. By appearing on the soap powder
commercials, she became a ____ name.
• a) housewife b) housekeeper c) house d)
household
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• 100. By appearing on the soap powder
commercials, she became a ____ name.
• a) housewife b) housekeeper c) house d)
household
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• 101. Now that Mr Brown has refused, we'll
have to find a substitute ____ the post.
• a) to b) as c) for d) in
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• 101. Now that Mr Brown has refused, we'll
have to find a substitute ____ the post.
• a) to b) as c) for d) in
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• 102. It's hard to do ____ to such a
masterpiece.
• a) judgement b) justice c) fair play d)
fairness
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• 102. It's hard to do ____ to such a
masterpiece.
• a) judgement b) justice c) fair play d)
fairness
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• 103. It's crucial that he ____ attend the
ceremony.
• a) should b) must c) will d) ought
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• 103. It's crucial that he ____ attend the
ceremony.
• a) should b) must c) will d) ought
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• 104. How you invest your money is none
of my ____ .
• a) affair b) matter c) business d) care
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• 104. How you invest your money is none
of my ____ .
• a) affair b) matter c) business d) care
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• 105. I'm afraid you've got the wrong end of
the ____ .
• a) loaf b) pot c) leg d) stick
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• 105. I'm afraid you've got the wrong end of
the ____ .
• a) loaf b) pot c) leg d) stick
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• 106. I'm ____ a complete loss to
understand why you reacted so violently.
• a) at b) in c) on d) by
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• 106. I'm ____ a complete loss to
understand why you reacted so violently.
• a) at b) in c) on d) by
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• 107. ____ you cut down your carbohydrate
intake, you'd have lost weight by now.
• a) Did b) Were c) If d) Had
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• 107. ____ you cut down your carbohydrate
intake, you'd have lost weight by now.
• a) Did b) Were c) If d) Had
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• 108. If the level of taxation is ____ this
year, small businesses will be affected.
• a) raised b) risen c) arisen d) raising
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• 108. If the level of taxation is ____ this
year, small businesses will be affected.
• a) raised b) risen c) arisen d) raising
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• 109. Don't ____ anything to him if you can
help it.
• a) speak b) tell c) talk d) say
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• 109. Don't ____ anything to him if you can
help it.
• a) speak b) tell c) talk d) say
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• 110. I couldn't hear what he said, because
he was muttering ____ his breath.
• a) out of b) under c) in d) on
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• 110. I couldn't hear what he said, because
he was muttering ____ his breath.
• a) out of b) under c) in d) on
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• 111. I object ____ to do all the work
myself.
• a) being asked b) to asking c) to being
asked d) on being asked
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• 111. I object ____ to do all the work
myself.
• a) being asked b) to asking c) to being
asked d) on being asked
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• 112. The stones have ____ buried in the
sand for a thousand years.
• a) lied b) lying c) laid d) lain
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• 112. The stones have ____ buried in the
sand for a thousand years.
• a) lied b) lying c) laid d) lain
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• 113. I want ____ clear up the mess you've
made!
• a) that you b) you to c) you do d) you
should
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• 113. I want ____ clear up the mess you've
made!
• a) that you b) you to c) you do d) you
should
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• 114. We shall deal with your pay rise ____
due course.
• a) in b) on c) by d) with
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• 114. We shall deal with your pay rise ____
due course.
• a) in b) on c) by d) with
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• 115. The judge ____ his disapproval of the
young man's behaviour.
• a) said b) told c) voiced d) spoke
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• 115. The judge ____ his disapproval of the
young man's behaviour.
• a) said b) told c) voiced d) spoke
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• 116. Nobody would question the PM's
integrity. He is above ____ .
• a) contempt b) average c) all d) suspicion
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• 116. Nobody would question the PM's
integrity. He is above ____ .
• a) contempt b) average c) all d) suspicion
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• 117. I'll ____ you just one more story
before you go to sleep.
• a) speak b) say c) tell d) talk
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• 117. I'll ____ you just one more story
before you go to sleep.
• a) speak b) say c) tell d) talk
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• 118. If only I ____ lost my temper in the
meeting.
• a) wouldn't have b) wouldn't c) hadn't d)
didn't
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• 118. If only I ____ lost my temper in the
meeting.
• a) wouldn't have b) wouldn't c) hadn't d)
didn't
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• 119. The road was closed, so we had to
____ and find an alternative route.
• a) put down b) turn back c) go about d) go
off
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• 119. The road was closed, so we had to
____ and find an alternative route.
• a) put down b) turn back c) go about d)
go off
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• 120. We ____ for Paris at midnight.
• a) set off b) made for c) went off d) got
down
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• 120. We ____ for Paris at midnight.
• a) set off b) made for c) went off d) got
down
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• 121. I knew your family would stand ____
you.
• a) for b) off c) by d) about
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• 121. I knew your family would stand ____
you.
• a) for b) off c) by d) about
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• 122. How could you have ____ him for
your brother?
• a) confused b) considered c) thought d)
mistaken
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• 122. How could you have ____ him for
your brother?
• a) confused b) considered c) thought d)
mistaken
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• 123. It is vital that we ____ a change in
people's attitudes.
• a) bring down b) bring back c) bring about
d) look after
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• 123. It is vital that we ____ a change in
people's attitudes.
• a) bring down b) bring back c) bring
about d) look after
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• 124. Giuseppe's secretary ____ a call to
the office in Milan.
• a) put through b) applied for c) put by d)
set about
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• 124. Giuseppe's secretary ____ a call to
the office in Milan.
• a) put through b) applied for c) put by d)
set about
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• 125. We'll have to ____ down the options
before coming to a decision.
• a) slow b) narrow c) bring d) wind
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• 125. We'll have to ____ down the options
before coming to a decision.
• a) slow b) narrow c) bring d) wind
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• 126. Janet certainly ____ her mother in
her devil-may-care approach to life.
• a) looks after b) calms down c) cares for
d) takes after
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• 126. Janet certainly ____ her mother in
her devil-may-care approach to life.
• a) looks after b) calms down c) cares for
d) takes after
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• 127. Ingrid broke ____ in tears when we
told her about the accident.
• a) off b) through c) down d) for
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• 127. Ingrid broke ____ in tears when we
told her about the accident.
• a) off b) through c) down d) for
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• 128. I'm so tired I'll probably ____ off in the
cinema.
• a) doze b) sleep c) turn d) fall
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• 128. I'm so tired I'll probably ____ off in the
cinema.
• a) doze b) sleep c) turn d) fall
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• 129. If the bus doesn't come, you can
always flag ____ a taxi.
• a) after b) for c) down d) off
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• 129. If the bus doesn't come, you can
always flag ____ a taxi.
• a) after b) for c) down d) off
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• 130. Look, I ____ it all back. I should
never have spoken like that.
• a) put b) call c) give d) take
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• 130. Look, I ____ it all back. I should
never have spoken like that.
• a) put b) call c) give d) take
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• 131. I think a couple of coffees will ____
off the meal nicely.
• a) go b) send c) round d) wear
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• 131. I think a couple of coffees will ____
off the meal nicely.
• a) go b) send c) round d) wear
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• 132. The official ____ quickly through my
file, and then handed it back to me.
• a) got b) turned c) looked d) saw
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• 132. The official ____ quickly through my
file, and then handed it back to me.
• a) got b) turned c) looked d) saw
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• 133. You look really sick! We must send
___ a doctor!
• a) off b) by c) about d) for
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• 133. You look really sick! We must send
___ a doctor!
• a) off b) by c) about d) for
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• 134. Don't ____ ! I haven't finished
explaining yet!
• a) hang up b) hold on c) hang on d) call
up
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• 134. Don't ____ ! I haven't finished
explaining yet!
• a) hang up b) hold on c) hang on d) call
up
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• 135. The motorist must have run ____ the
fox without noticing.
• a) out b) on c) over d) up
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• 135. The motorist must have run ____ the
fox without noticing.
• a) out b) on c) over d) up
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• 136. It ____ out that the accused had
bribed some of the jurors.
• a) resulted b) pointed c) broke d) turned
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• 136. It ____ out that the accused had
bribed some of the jurors.
• a) resulted b) pointed c) broke d) turned
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• 137. I expect the new trend will soon ____
here.
• a) catch up b) catch on c) take up d)
identify with
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• 137. I expect the new trend will soon ____
here.
• a) catch up b) catch on c) take up d)
identify with
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• 138. It's difficult to tell identical twins ____
.
• a) on b) out c) apart d) over
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• 138. It's difficult to tell identical twins ____
.
• a) on b) out c) apart d) over
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• 139. Donna will have to ____ her antiques,
because she needs the money.
• a) part with b) take out c) move on d) clear
up
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• 139. Donna will have to ____ her antiques,
because she needs the money.
• a) part with b) take out c) move on d)
clear up
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• 140. I'll use my credit card to ____ up
before we check out.
• a) take b) sum c) bottle d) settle
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• 140. I'll use my credit card to ____ up
before we check out.
• a) take b) sum c) bottle d) settle
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• 141. Scientists ____ a carefully controlled
experiment on the mystery virus.
• a) carried over b) measured out c) carried
out d) put up
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• 141. Scientists ____ a carefully controlled
experiment on the mystery virus.
• a) carried over b) measured out c) carried
out d) put up
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• 142. As darkness fell, there was nothing
for it but to ____ for the nearest village.
• a) call b) go c) make d) stand
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• 142. As darkness fell, there was nothing
for it but to ____ for the nearest village.
• a) call b) go c) make d) stand
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• 143. There is no time to do anything but
____ briefly on the most important points.
• a) touch b) run c) go d) pick
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• 143. There is no time to do anything but
____ briefly on the most important points.
• a) touch b) run c) go d) pick
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• 144. Owning an animal can really tie you
____ .
• a) out b) down c) back d) off
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• 144. Owning an animal can really tie you
____ .
• a) out b) down c) back d) off
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• 145. The terrorist headquarters was blown
____ in the army attack.
• a) down b) out c) over d) up
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• 145. The terrorist headquarters was blown
____ in the army attack.
• a) down b) out c) over d) up
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• 146. Don't worry if you make a mistake.
Just ____ it out.
• a) rule b) slip c) leave d) cross
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• 146. Don't worry if you make a mistake.
Just ____ it out.
• a) rule b) slip c) leave d) cross
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• 147. It's no good trying to ____ with Eddie.
You'll never change his mind.
• a) deal b) discuss c) reason d) side
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• 147. It's no good trying to ____ with Eddie.
You'll never change his mind.
• a) deal b) discuss c) reason d) side
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• 148. Thank goodness you'll be there. I'm
____ on your support.
• a) holding b) calling c) hanging d)
counting
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• 148. Thank goodness you'll be there. I'm
____ on your support.
• a) holding b) calling c) hanging d)
counting
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• 149. The lecture hall gradually emptied as
Professor Hicks ____ on.
• a) kept b) passed c) rambled d) touched
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• 149. The lecture hall gradually emptied as
Professor Hicks ____ on.
• a) kept b) passed c) rambled d) touched
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• 150. The speaker failed to get his
message ____ to his audience.
• a) around b) in c) across d) out
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• 150. The speaker failed to get his
message ____ to his audience.
• a) around b) in c) across d) out
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• 151. The reporter announced solemnly
that ther President had ____ in his sleep.
• a) passed away b) died away c) passed
out d) dropped off
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• 151. The reporter announced solemnly
that ther President had ____ in his sleep.
• a) passed away b) died away c) passed
out d) dropped off
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• 152. He's been to the USA, Australia and
India this year. He certainly gets ____ !
• a) on b) around c) out d) away
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• 152. He's been to the USA, Australia and
India this year. He certainly gets ____ !
• a) on b) around c) out d) away
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• 153. Look, I'm sorry to ____ in, but I think I
can help you.
• a) move b) plug c) butt d) pop
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• 153. Look, I'm sorry to ____ in, but I think I
can help you.
• a) move b) plug c) butt d) pop
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• 154. Our family heirlooms are ____ from
mother to daughter.
• a) taken after b) put by c) parted with d)
handed down
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• 154. Our family heirlooms are ____ from
mother to daughter.
• a) taken after b) put by c) parted with d)
handed down
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• 155. Politicians frequently ____ a lot of
criticism.
• a) come out in b) catch up with c) come in
for d) get up to
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• 155. Politicians frequently ____ a lot of
criticism.
• a) come out in b) catch up with c) come in
for d) get up to
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• 156. I was disappointed when I saw the
film. It was a real ____ .
• a) let-down b) breakdown c) turnout d)
drop-out
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• 156. I was disappointed when I saw the
film. It was a real ____ .
• a) let-down b) breakdown c) turnout d)
drop-out
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• 157. You'll lose marks if you don't ___ in
all the gaps.
• a) send b) fill c) fit d) join
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• 157. You'll lose marks if you don't ___ in
all the gaps.
• a) send b) fill c) fit d) join
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• 158. He gambled ____ his life's savings
before starting on his wife's.
• a) across b) around c) out d) away
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• 158. He gambled ____ his life's savings
before starting on his wife's.
• a) across b) around c) out d) away
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• 159. Did you notice Bob trying to ___
doing the washing-up?
• a) get up to b) break out of c) get out of d)
get along with
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• 159. Did you notice Bob trying to ___
doing the washing-up?
• a) get up to b) break out of c) get out of
d) get along with
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• 160. To beat the holiday traffic, we'll have
to ____ out at dawn.
• a) set b) go c) move d) drive
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• 160. To beat the holiday traffic, we'll have
to ____ out at dawn.
• a) set b) go c) move d) drive
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• 161. I could probably ____ out the answer
if I had a pencil, some paper and a
calculator.
• a) think b) study c) hand d) work
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• 161. I could probably ____ out the answer
if I had a pencil, some paper and a
calculator.
• a) think b) study c) hand d) work
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• 162. Delilah wasn't at all hungry, and could
only ____ with the food on her plate.
• a) finger b) toy c) snack d) work
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• 162. Delilah wasn't at all hungry, and could
only ____ with the food on her plate.
• a) finger b) toy c) snack d) work
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• 163. I know it's a pretty boring routine, but
you'll just have to ____ on for the moment,
I'm afraid.
• a) count b) live c) soldier d) move
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• 163. I know it's a pretty boring routine, but
you'll just have to ____ on for the moment,
I'm afraid.
• a) count b) live c) soldier d) move
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• 164. As the years passed, Joe's memories
of his terrible experience ____ away.
• a) faded b) backed c) passed d) got
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• 164. As the years passed, Joe's memories
of his terrible experience ____ away.
• a) faded b) backed c) passed d) got
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• 165. This is a big decision to make. Think
it ____ before you give me your final word
tomorrow.
• a) upon b) carefully c) on d) over
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• 165. This is a big decision to make. Think
it ____ before you give me your final word
tomorrow.
• a) upon b) carefully c) on d) over
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• 166. I presume you declare any private
____ to the appropriate authorities.
• a) income b) revenue c) interest d)
allowance
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• 166. I presume you declare any private
____ to the appropriate authorities.
• a) income b) revenue c) interest d)
allowance
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• 167. Derek had no experience of whitewater canoeing, so it was extremely ____
of him to try and shoot the rapids
• a) hazardous b) intrepid c) perilous d)
foolhardy
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• 167. Derek had no experience of whitewater canoeing, so it was extremely ____
of him to try and shoot the rapids
• a) hazardous b) intrepid c) perilous d)
foolhardy
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• 168. Meg had a ____ escape when she
was hang-gliding yesterday.
• a) close b) near c) slender d) narrow
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• 168. Meg had a ____ escape when she
was hang-gliding yesterday.
• a) close b) near c) slender d) narrow
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• 169. The five-hour ____ which was
performed on Mrs Brown's hip was
expensive but effective.
• a) treatment b) operation c) medicine d)
therapy
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• 169. The five-hour ____ which was
performed on Mrs Brown's hip was
expensive but effective.
• a) treatment b) operation c) medicine d)
therapy
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• 170. Albert Einstein ____ the rewards of
his hard work when he was given the
Nobel Prize.
• a) got b) obtained c) reaped d) collected
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• 170. Albert Einstein ____ the rewards of
his hard work when he was given the
Nobel Prize.
• a) got b) obtained c) reaped d) collected
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 171. I can't understand Göran's Swedish,
because he speaks a regional ____ .
• a) dialect b) jargon c) accent d) slang
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 171. I can't understand Göran's Swedish,
because he speaks a regional ____ .
• a) dialect b) jargon c) accent d) slang
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 172. When the lift finally started moving,
we were all packed in like ____ .
• a) fish b) anchovies c) sardines d) dates
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 172. When the lift finally started moving,
we were all packed in like ____ .
• a) fish b) anchovies c) sardines d) dates
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 173. Mrs Taylor decided to buy a new coat
by ____ order, as she didn't have time to
look round the shops.
• a) postal b) mail c) banker's d) standing
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 173. Mrs Taylor decided to buy a new coat
by ____ order, as she didn't have time to
look round the shops.
• a) postal b) mail c) banker's d) standing
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 174. I usually switch off the television
when the ____ come on.
• a) advertising b) slogans c) posters d)
commercials
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 174. I usually switch off the television
when the ____ come on.
• a) advertising b) slogans c) posters d)
commercials
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 175. 'When do you have to hand in that
report?' 'The ____ is Friday.'
• a) lifeline b) byline c) headline d) deadline
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 175. 'When do you have to hand in that
report?' 'The ____ is Friday.'
• a) lifeline b) byline c) headline d) deadline
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 176. Hufvudstadsbladet wanted to boost
its ____ by targeting a younger market.
• a) circulation b) readers c) coverage d)
market
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 176. Hufvudstadsbladet wanted to boost
its ____ by targeting a younger market.
• a) circulation b) readers c) coverage d)
market
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 177. The soldier who saved the lives of
three of his comrades was given a ____
award.
• a) prenatal b) posthumous c) postprandial
d) predicted
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 177. The soldier who saved the lives of
three of his comrades was given a ____
award.
• a) prenatal b) posthumous c) postprandial
d) predicted
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 178. You never quite know what Ken is up
to – he's rather a dark ____ .
• a) dog b) fox c) wolf d) horse
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 178. You never quite know what Ken is up
to – he's rather a dark ____ .
• a) dog b) fox c) wolf d) horse
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 179. Tine took her four-year-old daughter
to the children's hospital for an
appointment with a ____ .
• a) paediatrician b) pedestrian c) philologist
d) philatelist
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 179. Tine took her four-year-old daughter
to the children's hospital for an
appointment with a ____ .
• a) paediatrician b) pedestrian c)
philologist d) philatelist
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 180. For my ____ of mind, promise you'll
wear a life-jacket in the boat.
• a) satisfaction b) contentment c) peace d)
calmness
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 180. For my ____ of mind, promise you'll
wear a life-jacket in the boat.
• a) satisfaction b) contentment c) peace d)
calmness
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 181. The burglar suffered ____ of
conscience after unwittingly stealing a little
girl's teddy bear.
• a) pains b) aches c) stabs d) pangs
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 181. The burglar suffered ____ of
conscience after unwittingly stealing a little
girl's teddy bear.
• a) pains b) aches c) stabs d) pangs
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 182. In attacking an old lady, the youth
committed a ____ crime.
• a) heinous b) naughty c) bad d) evil
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 182. In attacking an old lady, the youth
committed a ____ crime.
• a) heinous b) naughty c) bad d) evil
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 183. The World Health Organisation has
stated that smallpox has been almost
completely ____ .
• a) uprooted b) eradicated c) obliterated d)
extinguished
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 183. The World Health Organisation has
stated that smallpox has been almost
completely ____ .
• a) uprooted b) eradicated c) obliterated d)
extinguished
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 184. Our amateur dramatic group are
____ a play this weekend. The first
performance is on Wednesday.
• a) rehearsing b) repeating c) playing d)
practising
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 184. Our amateur dramatic group are
____ a play this weekend. The first
performance is on Wednesday.
• a) rehearsing b) repeating c) playing d)
practising
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 185. Once the new business ideas were
implemented, sales ____ and the
company made huge profits.
• a) plunged b) lifted c) rocketed d)
achieved
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 185. Once the new business ideas were
implemented, sales ____ and the
company made huge profits.
• a) plunged b) lifted c) rocketed d)
achieved
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 186. Cosmetics companies who claim not
to ____ their products on animals are
gaining a large share of the market.
• a) test b) try c) experiment d) practise
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 186. Cosmetics companies who claim not
to ____ their products on animals are
gaining a large share of the market.
• a) test b) try c) experiment d) practise
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 187. Looking at old photos in family
albums often ____ happy memories of the
past.
• a) creates b) evokes c) makes d) reminds
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 187. Looking at old photos in family
albums often ____ happy memories of the
past.
• a) creates b) evokes c) makes d) reminds
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 188. The week of exams left Jane
exhausted, and she's still rather ____ .
• a) low down b) full of beans c) under the
weather d) in worse condition
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 188. The week of exams left Jane
exhausted, and she's still rather ____ .
• a) low down b) full of beans c) under the
weather d) in worse condition
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 189. It was a complicated, subtle text, and
the translator was nor sure he had
captured all its ____ of meaning.
• a) allusions b) tones c) shadows d)
nuances
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 189. It was a complicated, subtle text, and
the translator was nor sure he had
captured all its ____ of meaning.
• a) allusions b) tones c) shadows d)
nuances
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 190. What a mad thing to do! You could
have been killed! It was ____ folly!
• a) merely b) only c) sheer d) wild
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 190. What a mad thing to do! You could
have been killed! It was ____ folly!
• a) merely b) only c) sheer d) wild
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 191. The president, flanked by his
bodyguards, made a powerful ____ on the
steps of the White House.
• a) speech b) talk c) lecture d) sermon
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 191. The president, flanked by his
bodyguards, made a powerful ____ on the
steps of the White House.
• a) speech b) talk c) lecture d) sermon
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 192. Because Trevor had started a fight in
the playground, he was in ____ for the rest
of that day.
• a) punishment b) exile c) dishonour d)
disgrace
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 192. Because Trevor had started a fight in
the playground, he was in ____ for the rest
of that day.
• a) punishment b) exile c) dishonour d)
disgrace
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 193. Blood ____ are needed urgently, as
the national blood bakn reserves are
getting low.
• a) volunteers b) donors c) givers d) offers
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 193. Blood ____ are needed urgently, as
the national blood bakn reserves are
getting low.
• a) volunteers b) donors c) givers d) offers
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 194. Those who live on the ____ tend to
have a less sentimental view of nature
than city-dwellers.
• a) country b) soil c) earth d) land
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 194. Those who live on the ____ tend to
have a less sentimental view of nature
than city-dwellers.
• a) country b) soil c) earth d) land
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 195. Janet was full of ____ towards her
stepmother.
• a) terribution b) resentment c) reprisal d)
vengeance
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 195. Janet was full of ____ towards her
stepmother.
• a) terribution b) resentment c) reprisal d)
vengeance
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 196. Factories are having to ____ all
production processes, and, in some cases,
the workforce, too.
• a) slim b) simplify c) streamline d) train
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 196. Factories are having to ____ all
production processes, and, in some cases,
the workforce, too.
• a) slim b) simplify c) streamline d) train
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 197. Digitally ____ messages may soon
be delivered via cable direct into our
homes.
• a) numbered b) dialled c) encoded d)
deciphered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 197. Digitally ____ messages may soon
be delivered via cable direct into our
homes.
• a) numbered b) dialled c) encoded d)
deciphered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 198. Josie makes a good ____ from her
freelance work.
• a) profession b) job c) living d) earnings
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 198. Josie makes a good ____ from her
freelance work.
• a) profession b) job c) living d) earnings
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 199. When Wilson's company was hit by
recession, he decided to take early ____ .
• a) redundancy b) retirement c) resignation
d) redeployment
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 199. When Wilson's company was hit by
recession, he decided to take early ____ .
• a) redundancy b) retirement c)
resignation d) redeployment
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 200. Who needs more than the ____
necessities of life?
• a) naked b) pure c) bare d) sole
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 200. Who needs more than the ____
necessities of life?
• a) naked b) pure c) bare d) sole
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 201. The ____ of the abandoned orphans
in Romania has aroused the world's pity.
• a) sadness b) trouble c) case d) plight
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 201. The ____ of the abandoned orphans
in Romania has aroused the world's pity.
• a) sadness b) trouble c) case d) plight
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 202. I'm afraid Jennifer's very ___ . She
believes everything she's told.
• a) gullible b) trustworthy c) credible d)
honest
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 202. I'm afraid Jennifer's very ___ . She
believes everything she's told.
• a) gullible b) trustworthy c) credible d)
honest
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 203. People can make themselves walk on
nails or through fire. It's a question of mind
over ____ .
• a) body b) material c) matter d) facts
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 203. People can make themselves walk on
nails or through fire. It's a question of mind
over ____ .
• a) body b) material c) matter d) facts
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 204. If you aren't sure what day the 24th
is, look it up on the ____ .
• a) calendar b) diary c) agenda d) dairy
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 204. If you aren't sure what day the 24th
is, look it up on the ____ .
• a) calendar b) diary c) agenda d) dairy
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 205. With ____, it's easy to see that a
mistake has been made.
• a) rear view b) overlook c) retrospect d)
hindsight
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 205. With ____, it's easy to see that a
mistake has been made.
• a) rear view b) overlook c) retrospect d)
hindsight
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 206. In August we always go to our secret
hideout, miles from anywhere and really
off the beaten ____ .
• a) road b) track c) path d) lane
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 206. In August we always go to our secret
hideout, miles from anywhere and really
off the beaten ____ .
• a) road b) track c) path d) lane
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 207. The woman accused of shoplifting
was found not guilty and was ____ .
• a) acquitted b) liberated c) excused d)
interned
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 207. The woman accused of shoplifting
was found not guilty and was ____ .
• a) acquitted b) liberated c) excused d)
interned
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 208. You're not supposed to park on the
hard ____ except in an emergency.
• a) lane b) shoulder c) leg d) area
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 208. You're not supposed to park on the
hard ____ except in an emergency.
• a) lane b) shoulder c) leg d) area
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 209. While the yacht sailed on, I went to
my ____ and slept for a while.
• a) deck b) cabin c) bunk d) cockpit
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 209. While the yacht sailed on, I went to
my ____ and slept for a while.
• a) deck b) cabin c) bunk d) cockpit
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 210. Some people prefer to watch a film
first, and then read the ____ in the paper.
• a) critic b) revue c) review d) criticism
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 210. Some people prefer to watch a film
first, and then read the ____ in the paper.
• a) critic b) revue c) review d) criticism
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 211. We can always find out what books
the author consulted by referring to the
____ .
• a) index b) bibliography c) key d) dustjacket
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 211. We can always find out what books
the author consulted by referring to the
____ .
• a) index b) bibliography c) key d) dustjacket
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 212. The old man did not notice it had
begun to rain. He was so ____ in feeding
the pigeons.
• a) concentrated b) obsessed c) engrossed
d) fascinated
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 212. The old man did not notice it had
begun to rain. He was so ____ in feeding
the pigeons.
• a) concentrated b) obsessed c) engrossed
d) fascinated
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 213. Several influential pressure ____ are
campaigning for a reduction in the current
prison population.
• a) groups b) charities c) points d)
members
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 213. Several influential pressure ____ are
campaigning for a reduction in the current
prison population.
• a) groups b) charities c) points d)
members
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 214. Burglar alarms on cars may act as a
____ to the casual thief.
• a) prevention b) deterrent c) stopper d)
precaution
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 214. Burglar alarms on cars may act as a
____ to the casual thief.
• a) prevention b) deterrent c) stopper d)
precaution
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 215. A lot of old ____ were settled in the
New York gangland killings in the 60s.
• a) quarrels b) criminals c) scores d) feuds
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 215. A lot of old ____ were settled in the
New York gangland killings in the 60s.
• a) quarrels b) criminals c) scores d) feuds
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 216. I had a(n) ____ that a disaster would
occur, and it did.
• a) premonition b) prediction c) forethought
d) anticipation
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 216. I had a(n) ____ that a disaster would
occur, and it did.
• a) premonition b) prediction c)
forethought d) anticipation
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 217. Don't worry if you run out of money at
the weekend. You can always get some
from the cash ____.
• a) desk b) dispenser c) counter d) card
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 217. Don't worry if you run out of money at
the weekend. You can always get some
from the cash ____.
• a) desk b) dispenser c) counter d) card
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 218. We should never have quarreled like
that. Let's bury the ____ and forget all
about it.
• a) axe b) argument c) hatchet d) subject
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 218. We should never have quarreled like
that. Let's bury the ____ and forget all
about it.
• a) axe b) argument c) hatchet d) subject
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 219. It is often difficult for a householder to
___ squatters and regain possession of
his or her property.
• a) eliminate b) withdraw c) evict d) vacate
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 219. It is often difficult for a householder to
___ squatters and regain possession of
his or her property.
• a) eliminate b) withdraw c) evict d) vacate
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 220. When the teacher asked Amanda
what the chemical formula was, her mind
was a total ___ .
• a) void b) empty c) nothing d) blank
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 220. When the teacher asked Amanda
what the chemical formula was, her mind
was a total ___ .
• a) void b) empty c) nothing d) blank
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 221. If you have a(n) ____ control
handset, you don't even need to get out of
your chair to change TV channels.
• a) distant b) electronic c) far d) remote
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 221. If you have a(n) ____ control
handset, you don't even need to get out of
your chair to change TV channels.
• a) distant b) electronic c) far d) remote
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 222. As a result of the recent rise in the
divorce ratre, there are far more ____
parents than there used to be.
• a) single b) only c) unique d) separate
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 222. As a result of the recent rise in the
divorce ratre, there are far more ____
parents than there used to be.
• a) single b) only c) unique d) separate
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 223. I was really hoping to get that job, as
they'd put me on the ____, but in the end
they appointed someone else.
• a) interview b) short c) top d) good
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 223. I was really hoping to get that job, as
they'd put me on the ____, but in the end
they appointed someone else.
• a) interview b) short c) top d) good
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 224. Geraldine always brings back
beautiful little ____ from her African trips.
• a) memorials b) reminders c) souvenirs d)
memories
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 224. Geraldine always brings back
beautiful little ____ from her African trips.
• a) memorials b) reminders c) souvenirs
d) memories
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 225. The shorter Cambridge Dictionary
consists of two ____, A-L and M'Z.
• a) volumes b) editions c) tomes d) issues
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 225. The shorter Cambridge Dictionary
consists of two ____, A-L and M'Z.
• a) volumes b) editions c) tomes d) issues
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 226. When Delia's brother Mike pulled her
hair, she got her own ____ by kicking him
under the table.
• a) back b) fun c) revenge d) retaliation
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 226. When Delia's brother Mike pulled her
hair, she got her own ____ by kicking him
under the table.
• a) back b) fun c) revenge d) retaliation
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 227. Some of the villagers thought the old
woman had the ____ eye.
• a) black b) evil c) magic d) wicked
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 227. Some of the villagers thought the old
woman had the ____ eye.
• a) black b) evil c) magic d) wicked
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 228. The young man ____ casually out of
the café and flagged down a taxi.
• a) marched b) rambled c) strolled d)
staggered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 228. The young man ____ casually out of
the café and flagged down a taxi.
• a) marched b) rambled c) strolled d)
staggered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 229. The boys at the back of the class
started ____ when the teacher told them
they would have more homework.
• a) stammering b) snapping c) mumbling d)
muttering
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 229. The boys at the back of the class
started ____ when the teacher told them
they would have more homework.
• a) stammering b) snapping c) mumbling d)
muttering
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 230. As she got up to accept her award,
the actress threw her rival a ____ of total
contempt.
• a) glance b) stare c) gaze d) glimpse
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 230. As she got up to accept her award,
the actress threw her rival a ____ of total
contempt.
• a) glance b) stare c) gaze d) glimpse
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 231. The children were ____ quietly in the
corned while Mr Fox tried unsuccessfully
to mop up the tea he had spilt.
• a) guffawing b) sniggering c) jeering d)
sneering
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 231. The children were ____ quietly in the
corned while Mr Fox tried unsuccessfully
to mop up the tea he had spilt.
• a) guffawing b) sniggering c) jeering d)
sneering
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 232. The drawer wouldn't open, even
when Francis ____ at it with both hands.
• a) jerked b) towed c) dragged d) tugged
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 232. The drawer wouldn't open, even
when Francis ____ at it with both hands.
• a) jerked b) towed c) dragged d) tugged
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 233. The ascent seemed impossible, but
Wayne finally ____ up the courage to
tackle it.
• a) plucked b) seized c) gripped d)
snatched
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 233. The ascent seemed impossible, but
Wayne finally ____ up the courage to
tackle it.
• a) plucked b) seized c) gripped d)
snatched
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 234. The Morgans looked everywhere for
their lost cat, but ____ a blank.
• a) pulled b) dragged c) drew d) picked
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 234. The Morgans looked everywhere for
their lost cat, but ____ a blank.
• a) pulled b) dragged c) drew d) picked
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 235. The wet cobblestones in the village
square ____ in the light from the
streetlamps.
• a) glimmered b) glistened c) glared d)
glittered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 235. The wet cobblestones in the village
square ____ in the light from the
streetlamps.
• a) glimmered b) glistened c) glared d)
glittered
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 236. I'll get soaked if I go out now. It's
simply ____ !
• a) drizzling b) pouring c) showering d)
dripping
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 236. I'll get soaked if I go out now. It's
simply ____ !
• a) drizzling b) pouring c) showering d)
dripping
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 237. As the fire wasn't completely out, they
were able to stir up the glowing ____ and
put some more wood on.
• a) flames b) blaze c) sparks d) embers
Grammar and Vocabulary
• 237. As the fire wasn't completely out, they
were able to stir up the glowing ____ and
put some more wood on.
• a) flames b) blaze c) sparks d) embers
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