Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 Some people only read the … lines in a newspaper.

a) top

b) head

c) main

 You should always check the sell … date.

a) in

b) off

c) by

 After the building was completed, they were paid … .

a) off

b) out

c) over

 The manager was good enough to … my mistake.

a) overdo

b) oversee

c) overlook

 It is always … when you misunderstand the customs of other nations.

a) peculiar

b) singular

c) embarrassing

 Newspapers are … to people’s doors every week.

a) taken

b) delivered

c) distributed

 In his short speech he expressed his … for all help.

a) gratitude

b) thanking

c) thankfulness

 In … nothing much happened at the meeting.

a) quick

b) short

c) briefly

 The whole assembly gave the speakers a standing … .

a) support

b) cheering

c) ovation

10   Politicians pretend to ignore opinion … .

a) votes

b) polls

c) numbers

11   Start reading the study from page 2 and then go on until you … the end of the study.

a) arrive

b) touch

c) reach

12   Answer the questions at the back of the book and make … that you check your answers carefully.

a) sure

b) definite

c) clear

13   The whole purpose of all these exercises is to … your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

a) probe

b) test

c) interpret

14   A useful way to … your vocabulary is to read as much as possible.

a) gather

b) amass

c) increase

15   You can read newspapers to see examples of … language.

a) dogmatic

b) idiomatic

c) axiomatic

16   It is important to … your spoken language.

a) train

b) exercise

c) practice

17   If you can … the cost of travel, you should go.

a) expend

b) spend

c) afford

18   Try to … a native speaker to talk to you so that you can notice the differences.

a) impress

b) persuade

c) influence

19   Play the tape back as many times as you like and … everything she has said.

a) repeat

b) hold

c) take

20   It won’t be long before you find yourself speaking the language … .

a) flowingly

b) fluently

c) knowingly

21   … any one object if I turn the heating down?

a) Did

b) Doing

c) Does

22   I … come to the conclusion that nowadays nobody cares about anything.

a) have

b) will

c) had

23   No matter what happens next I … help you.

a) am

b) will

c) would

24   They … for 2 hours when the storm suddenly broke.

a) are running

b) will be running

c) had been running

25   I assumed you … paying for the repairs until the end of last year.

a) are being

b) had been

c) have been

26   … get tired of answering the same questions?

a) Had you ever

b) Have you ever

c) Do you ever

27   She … working on that manuscript for 4 years now.

a) has been

b) had been

c) will be

28   I … there once a long time ago and haven’t been back since.

a) go

b) went

c) have gone

29   My cousin … trying to pass his driving test but fails every time.

a) kept

b) had kept

c) keeps

30   I … complete silence now while I try this dangerous experiment.

a) want

b) did want

c) have wanted


1 b   2 c   3 a   4 c   5 c   6 b   7 a   8 a   9 c   10 b

11 c   12 a   13 b   14 c   15 b   16 c   17 c   18 b   19 a   20 b

21 c   22 a   23 b   24 c   25 b   26 c   27 a   28 b   29 c   30 a

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