Choose the correct answer.

1   There’s something wrong with my watch: it has … five minutes in the last hour.

a) gained

b) won

c) advanced

2   Keep in mind that if you are … to customers, they’ll walk out of the shop.

a) brush

b) rough

c) rude

3   The air in the house felt cold and … after some days of bad weather.

a) wet

b) damp

c) moist

4   Do you want to wait for a table at this restaurant or shall we go … else?

a) anywhere

b) everywhere

c) somewhere

5   Children who use escalators should always be accompanied … an adult.

a) with

b) by

c) beside

6   I took someone else’s coat by … .

a) fortune

b) error

c) mistake

7   How long does it … to get home in the morning?

a) take you

b) need you

c) demand

8   It’s becoming more and more … that the Government has lost its confidence.

a) apparent

b) expected

c) anticipated

9   You need a special … to go into this building.

a) agreement

b) allowance

c) permit

10   I don’t like her, so I have no intention … speaking to her.

a) about

b) of

c) with

11   I had to drive carefully because the road was icy in several … .

a) places

b) blocks

c) pieces

12   Don’t invite him; I can’t stand his bad … .

a) mood

b) mind

c) temper

13   Not only … the movie, but she had also read the book.

a) she did see

b) she saw

c) had she seen

14   I had a meeting at work which went … much longer than I expected.

a) in

b) on

c) by

15   Tom … me to take a lawyer to court with me.

a) suggested

b) insisted

c) advised

16   Poor woman! She has so much to cope … .

a) with

b) in

c) by

17   Tim has always gone … strange hobbies like inventing secret codes.

a) by

b) into

c) in for

18   As he is an expert, his opinions would be worth … .

a) to have

b) having

c) of having

19   Nowhere … this room.

a) is as cold as in

b) is it as cold as

c) it is as cold as in

20   There’s just something about him that really puts my … up.

a) handle

b) teeth

c) back

21   The explorer walked all the way along the river, from its mouth to its … .

a) cause

b) source

c) well

22   She soon received promotion, for her superiors realised that she was a woman of considerable … .

a) ability

b) future

c) possibility

23   It is … knowledge that they quarrel violently several times a month.

a) complete

b) normal

c) common

24   After his mother died, he was … up by his grandparents.

a) taken

b) brought

c) grown

25   You should do something worthwhile with your time instead of … it!

a) spending

b) using

c) wasting

26   The police have issued … to local citizens to be on the lookout for thieves.

a) warnings

b) advice

c) information

27   If you require any more … about the event, please telephone us.

a) news

b) fact

c) information

28   Wait … you get at the office before you unpack this.

a) when

b) until

c) after

29   The students … names appear on the list all failed the exam.

a) whose

b) which

c) their

30   When the police appealed for witnesses, many people came … .

a) across

b) on

c) forward


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

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

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

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