Choose the correct answer.

1   A bridge is already … over the river.

a) being built

b) erecting

c) been erected

2   The painting is …; the thief will be disappointed.

a) invalid

b) priceless

c) worthless

3   Even though he is thirty-three, he lives … his mother’s salary.

a) from

b) at

c) on

4   It should be obvious … you that this problem will be solved.

a) for

b) to

c) at

5   Mike often forgets to do what he has been told and is scolded for being … .

a) rebellious

b) malicious

c) disobedient

6   The house is quite warm. The oil heater gives … .

a) out a good heat

b) off a good heat

c) out good heat

7   In the middle of my trip I stopped … a rest on the river bank.

a) have

b) to have

c) having

8   After ruling that the article had unjustly … the reputation of the businessman, the judge ordered the magazine to … its libelous statements in print.

a) praised…publicize

b) injured…retract

c) sullied…communicate

9   When she heard the news she went completely … .

a) fuse

b) thunder

c) spare

10   I won’t … those children making a noise in my apartment!

a) have

b) allow

c) let

11   It’s great that your father managed to … that man. Somehow he had deceived many people.

a) see to

b) see through

c) see out

12   My car is much older … than yours.

a) form

b) manufacture

c) model

13   I … in bed all night thinking about it.

a) laid

b) led

c) lay

14   According to the medical doctor, there’s absolutely nothing the … with you.

a) wrong

b) matter

c) problem

15   I looked everywhere but I couldn’t find … at all.

a) anyone

b) no one

c) someone

16   It was … a simple question that everyone answered it.

a) much

b) such

c) too

17   I like my eggs soft …, not hard.

a) cooked

b) steamed

c) boiled

18   I was utterly amazed when the train arrived exactly … time.

a) on

b) by

c) in

19   I’d like to take this … of wishing you all the best.

a) chance

b) opportunity

c) occasion

20   Learners of English may fail to … between unfamiliar sounds.

a) separate

b) differ

c) distinguish

21   … her opinion, English cheese is better than French cheese.

a) To

b) By

c) In

22   Their parents would not … them to go there for the weekend.

a) agree

b) permit

c) consent

23   Every Sunday the old man’s dog goes to the shop to … him a newspaper.

a) carry

b) fetch

c) take

24   It’s late! It’s time we … .

a) are gone

b) are going

c) were gone

25   I drove around the area for half an hour but I couldn’t find a car … .

a) park

b) plan

c) garage

26   The smell was so bad that it … me off my food.

a) took

b) put

c) got

27   Although she hasn’t said anything she … to be upset about it.

a) seems

b) acts

c) behaves

28   It’s strange: his sister is blonde, … he is very dark.

a) therefore

b) however

c) whereas

29   I very much … that you will come to dinner next Monday.

a) hope

b) want

c) wish

30   Crops are sometimes completely destroyed by … of locusts.

a) bands

b) swarms

c) flocks


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

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

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

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