Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 The accomplishments of modern medicine would be impossible … highly specialized instruments and techniques.

a) among

b) but without

c) without

 Several weeks went … before I had news.

a) past

b) pass

c) by

 He doesn’t enjoy his job. He’s … because he does the same thing every day.

a) boring

b) bored

c) bore

 Everyone sent flowers … her uncle.

a) in addition

b) except

c) beside

 I’ll be at home … Friday.

a) on

b) at

c) in

 If you don’t mind, I should like to … a suggestion.

a) say

b) make

c) show

 … is getting married.

a) A friend of me

b) One my friends

c) A friend of mine

 … with the size of other peaks, the highest peak of this mountain does not seem high at all.

a) When compared

b) If you compare

c) Compare with

 It was impossible to sleep … very tired.

a) although I was

b) in spite of be

c) despite of being

10   I dislike stories … have dramatic endings.

a) who

b) which

c) whose

11   …, he was a young student.

a) When the Revolution began

b) The beginning of the Revolution

c) The Revolution began

12   I didn’t expect to see you. Your brother said you … ill.

a) are

b) was

c) were

13   Here stands Lake Titicaca, … in the world.

a) the high largest lake

b) the highest large lake

c) high largest lake

14   The planes would have landed … the fog.

a) except

b) except for

c) but for

15   You can’t stop me … what I want.

a) doing

b) to do

c) that I do

16   How …?

a) did the accident happen

b) did happen the accident

c) happened the accident

17   The reason … Steve phoned Silvia was to invite her to the cinema.

a) what

b) why

c) which

18   You! Call an ambulance. There’s been … .

a) accident

b) an accident

c) any accident

19   We … by a noise during the night.

a) woke up

b) were woken up

c) were waking up

20   … in the world export diamonds.

a) Only few nations

b) Only a little nations

c) Only a few nations

21   I wouldn’t sleep if I … to bed now.

a) go

b) went

c) had gone

22   … this week? No, she’s on leave.

a) Does she work

b) Is she working

c) Did she work

23   They have been studying in the library every night … the last months.

a) since

b) until

c) for

24   He is away on holiday. He … to Italy.

a) has been

b) has gone

c) went

25   It is advisable … .

a) that a drastic measure be adopted

b) a drastic measure to be adopted

c) that to adopt a drastic measure

26   Of the two new colleagues, one is experienced and … .

a) other lacks experience

b) another is inexperienced

c) the other is not

27   Your friend, … name I can’t remember, made a lot of money.

a) which

b) whose

c) what

28   … tomorrow, so we can watch TV until midnight.

a) I’m not working

b) I don’t work

c) I won’t work

29   That night, the fire spread but everybody … .

a) may escape

b) were able to escape

c) managed to escape

30   …, I’d have told you.

a) Had you asked me

b) If you asked me

c) Unless you asked me


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

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

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

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