Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

1   Since her father …, her eldest sister has looked after her.

a) dying

b) died

c) dead

 The ghost walked towards the stairs and suddenly disappeared.

a) entered

b) vacated

c) vanished

 They have never … any experience of living in the big city.

a) had

b) wished

c) done

 He works for an … agency.

a) advertising

b) advertiser

c) advertisement

 You … better hurry up.

a) should

b) had

c) would

 He asked the shop … for more information about a product.

a) barber

b) conductor

c) assistant

 They were shocked by her … .

a) generosity

b) generic

c) generously

 This is the hall … the meeting will be organized.

a) to which

b) in which

c) on which

 There was a mysterious noise; it sounded … .

a) sad

b) strange

c) frightening

10   You should see a … about the leg pain.

a) specialize

b) specialty

c) specialist

11   Mary asked the … to make a special cake.

a) baker

b) cashier

c) inspector

12   Opening a conversation and bringing it to an end are essential parts of our … .

a) language day

b) language everyday

c) everyday language

13   The holiday at the seaside … .

a) made us happy

b) made us happily

c) made we happy

14   I like to sit … the river and fish.

a) at

b) beside

c) next

15   My parents were very … when I left home that night.

a) overcome

b) sorry

c) worried

16   I advised him … many times but, you know, he is a stubborn boy.

a) keeping quiet

b) to keep quiet

c) of keeping quiet

17   I am very grateful … my friends.

a) to

b) for

c) with

18   At the dentist’s: Open your mouth … please.

a) wide

b) much

c) broad

19   First she read the poem to herself and then … to the class.

a) loudly

b) loud

c) aloud

20   I have made a … for the next month.

a) reserve

b) reserved

c) reservation

21   The old woman fell into the stream and was … along by the fast current.

a) swung

b) caught

c) swept

22   The assistant opened the letter without … to read the address.

a) fearing

b) bothering

c) caring

23   Many things, like dry wood for example, … fire easily.

a) catch

b) take

c) get

24   Would all … make their way to the start? The race is about to begin.

a) competitors

b) competitor

c) compete

25   There was an accident in the road which … the traffic.

a) sent back

b) held up

c) kept down

26   The flat is large but it is terribly … to live in.

a) comfort

b) comfortable

c) uncomfortable

27   You’ll get a … if you buy four or more.

a) discount

b) loss

c) budget

28   My boat was … without trace during the fierce storm.

a) lost

b) disappeared

c) vanished

29   He hasn’t got the … to think of such a plan.

a) imagination

b) imagine

c) imaginative

30   She lives on the third floor of that … of flats.

a) building

b) tower

c) block


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

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

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

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