Choose the correct answer.
1 … goes the train; now we will have to walk!
a) On time
c) At once
2 Jane is important to him. He wouldn’t get … without her.
3 They live in the house … the blue door.
4 I phoned the bank to … how much money I had to pay.
5 His parents give him anything he wants and as a result he’s very … .
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 … .
8 The officers have asked that … who saw the accident should inform them.
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.
11 The party has … to win the elections.
12 You … do the washing-up: we can do it later.
13 They demand higher wages because prices are … .
14 You should be careful when you wash this … blouse.
15 My parents always fall … in front of the TV.
16 You can never rely … her to be punctual.
17 Are you interested … rock music?
18 You should reply … his letter.
19 I will certainly act … your advice.
20 as sound as … . This phrase means healthy, in good condition.
b) a monkey
c) a bell
21 Buy the … of soap which is now on sale.
22 My uncle took … jogging when he retired.
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.
25 The customer … his money back.
26 I … him to go to the Lost Property office.
27 I couldn’t resist having another slice of pizza even … I was supposed to be on diet.
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.
30 You may borrow ten books, provided you show them to … is at the desk.
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