Choose the correct answer.

1   Can you give me a rough … of how much it will cost?

a) esteem

b) value

c) estimate

2   I do play billiards, but I … tennis.

a) prefer

b) like

c) would rather

3   The consultant gave me … useful information.

a) one

b) some

c) the

4   One of the … has fallen off the clock.

a) hands

b) pointers

c) arms

5   How old do you have to be … you can drive a car in your country?

a) when

b) since

c) before

6   I’ll let you have the book back next Friday without … .

a) miss

b) fail

c) doubt

7   … I ask him for money he owes me, he says he will bring it in a few weeks.

a) However

b) Whatever

c) Whenever

8   I … to inform you that we cannot exchange articles.

a) resent

b) regret

c) sense

9   I am responsible … what has happened.

a) with

b) for

c) by

10   They have to arrange for the … of their furniture accessories.

a) sole

b) sale

c) seal

11   The boy wouldn’t go into the sea … his parents went too.

a) unless

b) except

c) but

12   The … part of the week is always busy for Steven.

a) start

b) near

c) early

13   I … to take my neighbour to court if he didn’t stop making so much noise.

a) offered

b) suggested

c) threatened

14   It wasn’t his … that he was late.

a) blame

b) fault

c) error

15   She sat there with her arms … doing nothing.

a) turned

b) folded

c) twisted

16   Our neighbours … their hedge cut once a year.

a) have

b) do

c) make

17   I could tell she was pleased … the expression on his face.

a) at

b) by

c) for

18   Steve calls himself Steve Milton, but his … surname is Smith.

a) natural

b) current

c) real

19   If you keep trying you might … to do it.

a) succeed

b) manage

c) understand

20   Their child was born in the ambulance … to the hospital.

a) on the way

b) by the way

c) a long way

21   The meeting is now … .

a) on end

b) at the end

c) at an end

22   She promised to write … I never heard from her again.

a) except

b) but

c) because

23   I … to Tim for my bad behaviour.

a) coped

b) excused

c) apologised

24   Ever … she was in school she has wanted to become a medical doctor.

a) since

b) always

c) after

25   The bottle was on the top shelf, out of … .

a) achievement

b) arrival

c) reach

26   Laptops are supposed to … time, but I’m not so sure they do!

a) spare

b) save

c) waste

27   I didn’t mean to do it; it was … accident.

a) in

b) on

c) by

28   His speech was …, eliciting thunderous applause.

a) tedious

b) cowardly

c) well-received

29   What does “a wild goose chase” mean?

a) a wild night on the town

b) a search for something that cannot be found

c) a dangerous race in the streets between cars

30   You should have avoided risking …, General!

a) the lives of your soldiers

b) your soldiers’ life

c) the life of your soldiers’


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

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

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

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