Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 This car has been very well made and is certainly … to the other makes in this garage.

a) better

b) superior

c) above

 His remarks are impolite and … to slander.

a) total

b) same

c) amount

 He … to have sailed single-handed round the world but nobody believes him.

a) claims

b) says

c) intends

 In this biography she is … as a kind old lady.

a) framed

b) caught

c) depicted

 They had to be … from all the other patients.

a) extracted

b) isolated

c) outcast

 It’s not that I don’t trust you … I must have some evidence.

a) because

b) also

c) but

 He made sure his troops were ready for battle and … with the latest equipment.

a) provided

b) created

c) invested

 People used to think the cinema would be … by TV.

a) supplanted

b) surrounded

c) suppressed

 She … to be very confident on stage.

a) stood

b) supposed

c) appeared

10   We don’t understand why they compete. They would be much better … with one another.

a) convening

b) consuming

c) collaborating

11   If you want to join our club, you have to … a form.

a) fill up

b) fill out

c) fill into

12   I’m sure he will … soon. Let’s wait a little longer.

a) turn in

b) turn up

c) turn down

13   Last week I … that magazine you wanted.

a) came up

b) came by

c) came across

14   What you have to do is to … a new idea that will enable us to make more money.

a) think about

b) think up

c) think over

15   He needs to find a chemical that will … the weeds in the garden.

a) keep off

b) keep down

c) keep on

16   When spring comes, people often feel inclined to … their houses.

a) do up

b) do over

c) do in

17   It will be necessary to … making a plan.

a) see over

b) see into

c) see about

18   It’s easy to see from the way the garden is looking that winter has … .

a) set off

b) set in

c) set out

19   I’ll always … you. You won’t be alone.

a) stand to

b) stand by

c) stand from

20   She … her mother.

a) takes after

b) takes to

c) takes in

21   You can have whichever you need. I let you … from these examples here.

a) consider

b) choose

c) deliberate

22   That incident … that I am obviously right.

a) decides

b) protests

c) demonstrates

23   … of going home, he called in at a pub on the way back.

a) Instead

b) Into

c) Including

24   You can tell that this piece of furniture is … to America by its style.

a) born

b) native

c) inherent

25   … for her age, I think her achievement is remarkable.

a) Allowing

b) Regarding

c) Discerning

26   If you … to take that step in your career, I will stand by you.

a) choose

b) have

c) believe

27   I’ve always thought of him as the kind of person you can trust, you know the sort you can … on.

a) defend

b) depend

c) deter

28   During the visit we were … to all sorts of new techniques.

a) involved

b) introduced

c) invested

29   No one had a clue what had happened neither the police … the public.

a) or

b) either

c) nor

30   They should wear some kind of helmet in order to … their heads.

a) protect

b) produce

c) prevent


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

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

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

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