Choose the correct answer.

1   A manager of a large company is given a big … .

a) money

b) pay

c) salary

2   Heavy goods delivery vehicles may not carry … of more than fifteen tons.

a) masses

b) sizes

c) loads

3   After they went on strike there was a … of water.

a) shortage

b) drain

c) loss

4   She’s entitled to a pension, but she won’t dream … retiring yet.

a) on

b) of

c) to

5   Mix the contents … a little water.

a) of

b) with

c) at

6   You can try … if you really need to improve your language skills.

a) listening to BBC

b) listening at BBC

c) to listening to BBC

7   His … of Alexander the Great was acclaimed as one of the best.

a) entertainment

b) portrayal

c) spectacle

8   The army … defeat at the hands of such powerful enemies.

a) bore

b) supported

c) suffered

9   Their accounts were phony. They had been cooking the … for years.

a) books

b) spinner

c) trade

10   Practical … is desirable for candidates.

a) exploit

b) initiative

c) experience

11   The director opened the letter without … to read the address on the envelope.

a) worrying

b) bothering

c) caring

12   Hurry! She’s already here. I didn’t think she … till tomorrow.

a) was coming

b) is coming

c) is to come

13   If you have any … concerning this report please phone us.

a) requests

b) wishes

c) queries

14   Could you … exactly what you saw?

a) inform

b) describe

c) point

15   He has brought you a … of flowers.

a) branch

b) bunch

c) bush

16   The child seems to be incapable … keeping his room tidy.

a) at

b) with

c) of

17   In the summer I often sleep in the … air on the terrace.

a) clean

b) clear

c) open

18   This dress … you perfectly.

a) likes

b) suits

c) matches

19   I bought the phone because the colours … the colours of the car.

a) match

b) fit

c) suit

20   To promote her so quickly you must have a high … of her ability.

a) view

b) idea

c) opinion

21   We … as well go without him.

a) can

b) may

c) just

22   She … out of the window for a moment and then went on writing.

a) glanced

b) glimpsed

c) regarded

23   You should keep receipts from shops as proof … purchase.

a) to

b) for

c) of

24   Don’t mention it … my girlfriend, but I paid $80 for this perfume.

a) to

b) at

c) with

25   The child knocked … the door.

a) on

b) for

c) at

26   You must have … the examination before Friday.

a) passing

b) entered for

c) sit for

27   They … for you for more than one hour now.

a) have waited

b) have been waiting

c) wait

28   I would have come home earlier if you … me.

a) had told

b) have told

c) told

29   Petrol is so expensive … they use public transport.

a) then

b) thus

c) that

30   There has been some … in their bilateral relations.

a) destitution

b) deterioration

c) depreciation


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

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

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

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