Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 My parents died in an accident, and I was … at the age of two.

a) useless

b) helpless

c) careless

 How often do you go to the movies?

a) No, I don’t often go to the movies.

b) Yes, I sometimes go to the movies.

c) I go to the movies twice a week.

 Mr. Brown outlived his wife by five years.

a) separated from

b) lived outside

c) lived longer than

 She telephoned while I … dinner.

a) was having

b) had

c) have had

 Silvia said, “Book my seat in advance, Dave”.

a) Silvia told Dave to book her seat in advance.

b) Silvia said to Dave to book her seat in advance.

c) Silvia told Dave book her seat in advance.

 In spite of bad weather, the concert will go ahead.

a) travel far

b) take place

c) be enjoyed

 When he was a child, he was deprived of fatherly affection.

a) played with

b) enjoyed

c) not having

 Sarah went to the hairdresser’s yesterday. She wanted have her hair washed.

a) She went to the hairdresser’s yesterday to have her hair washed.

b) She went to the hairdresser’s yesterday to wash her hair.

c) She went to the hairdresser’s yesterday for her hair to be washed.

 These tiles are made for … purposes.

a) decorate

b) decorative

c) decoration

10   Would you mind turning the ventilation on? …

a) Not at all.

b) Yes, please.

c) No, thank you.

11   Are you saying you … Kate again?

a) never saw

b) never see

c) will never see

12   It’s an hour since she …, so she must be at home now.

a) left

b) has left

c) is leaving

13   I’ve been waiting for him. I wonder if he … his way.

a) has lost

b) will lose

c) had lost

14   I … an Chinese language course now.

a) taking

b) have taken

c) am taking

15   She owes you a lot of money, …?

a) has she

b) doesn’t she

c) isn’t it

16   Whose scarf is it? It’s my … .

a) sisters

b) sister’s

c) sisters’

17   If you burn the garbage, it will give off … odor.

a) dirty

b) poisonous

c) awful

18   Laws restricting hunting and fishing to conserve … have been passed by many countries.

a) fish

b) wild life

c) the resources

19   She … book the tickets, but she hadn’t enough time to call at the cinema.

a) could have

b) would have

c) was going to

20   I am not ready, … .

a) and so is she

b) she is too

c) and neither is she

21   I have worked for the organization … 2 years.

a) more than

b) since

c) for

22   He has recommended me a car with very low consumption. It’s a very … car to run.

a) economical

b) fast

c) slow

23   Was she your classmate? Yes, but I … like her.

a) never did

b) did ever

c) ever did

24   All applicants should be over thirty years of age.

a) men who enter the military

b) people who ask for jobs

c) people who work as mechanics

25   He’s not all that interested in politics and … affairs.

a) actual

b) modern

c) current

26   Why … an extra day in the city? I … tell you tomorrow.

a) did you stay/will

b) have stayed/would

c) had stayed/will

27   … my uncle gets to the airport, they’ll check in his luggage.

a) However

b) As soon as

c) Wherever

28   This old man is as deaf as a post.

a) intelligent

b) very tall

c) not able to hear

29   He said he … 28 the following month.

a) will be

b) was

c) would be

30   … your house painted last year?

a) Have

b) Was

c) Had


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

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

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

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