Choose the correct answer.

1   … goes the train; now we will have to walk!

a) On time

b) There

c) At once

2   Jane is important to him. He wouldn’t get … without her.

a) by

b) over

c) round

3   They live in the house … the blue door.

a) which

b) where

c) with

4   I phoned the bank to … how much money I had to pay.

a) control

b) check

c) test

5   His parents give him anything he wants and as a result he’s very … .

a) ruined

b) spoilt

c) damaged

6   … I am studying at the best university and I hope to get a job soon.

a) In a moment

b) At present

c) At this instant

7   He is a fast typist but his letters are full of spelling … .

a) mistakes

b) wrongs

c) faults

8   The officers have asked that … who saw the accident should inform them.

a) one

b) someone

c) anyone

9   If the greengrocer has some tomatoes … buy some?

a) you will

b) would you

c) shall you

10   I will offer a small … to anyone who finds my missing cat.

a) reward

b) receipt

c) repayment

11   The party has … to win the elections.

a) achieved

b) managed

c) attained

12   You … do the washing-up: we can do it later.

a) wouldn’t

b) daren’t

c) needn’t

13   They demand higher wages because prices are … .

a) growing

b) exceeding

c) rising

14   You should be careful when you wash this … blouse.

a) weak

b) feeble

c) sensitive

15   My parents always fall … in front of the TV.

a) asleep

b) sleepy

c) sleeping

16   You can never rely … her to be punctual.

a) of

b) with

c) on

17   Are you interested … rock music?

a) on

b) in

c) of

18   You should reply … his letter.

a) on

b) for

c) to

19   I will certainly act … your advice.

a) with

b) at

c) on

20   as sound as … . This phrase means healthy, in good condition.

a) steel

b) a monkey

c) a bell

21   Buy the … of soap which is now on sale.

a) model

b) brand

c) mark

22   My uncle took … jogging when he retired.

a) up

b) on

c) over

23   There has been a rather worrying … five per cent in our profits last year.

a) drop in

b) fall in

c) drop of

24   … you hurry, you won’t catch the train.

a) Unless

b) Except

c) As

25   The customer … his money back.

a) asked

b) demanded

c) requested

26   I … him to go to the Lost Property office.

a) noticed

b) announced

c) advised

27   I couldn’t resist having another slice of pizza even … I was supposed to be on diet.

a) though

b) however

c) although

28   These old buildings are going to be … soon.

a) laid out

b) run down

c) pulled down

29   … as I like ice-cream, I can’t eat any more now.

a) Much

b) Even

c) So

30   You may borrow ten books, provided you show them to … is at the desk.

a) who

b) whoever

c) whom


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

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

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

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