Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 Some who have been made redundant make no effort to get employment in complete … to those who retrain.

a) contrast

b) attitude

c) comparison

 The company decided not to imitate their competitors but … their structure after the latest trends in business.

a) make

b) differ

c) model

 No one is allowed to smoke inside the building but you are … to smoke outside.

a) permitted

b) let

c) granted

4   She is … as a possible future minister.

a) glanced

b) looked

c) seen

 They decided to … to his request for a loan.

a) accrue

b) accede

c) adapt

 The recently discovered bones are … to be those of the missing link.

a) argued

b) believed

c) credited

 The … over the rights and wrongs of this issue has been a never-ending discussion.

a) debate

b) chatter

c) rumour

 They are worried about the erosion of the cliff face, which is in … of falling into the sea.

a) risk

b) chance

c) danger

 It’s more … twice what I had to pay.

a) than

b) as

c) at

10   The protesters were … to go back to work.

a) pursued

b) persuaded

c) perceived

11   This story is … on an incident that actually happened.

a) founded

b) based

c) grounded

12   I’m afraid I shan’t be … to come on Friday.

a) can

b) capable

c) able

13   You can easily tell that this document .. from the 15th century.

a) trails

b) lasts

c) dates

14   I’m sorry to tell you but she is … that this will be the result. She has no proof.

a) daydreaming

b) dithering

c) hypothesizing

15   I … you for one of my colleagues, who looks exactly like you.

a) mistook

b) believed

c) accepted

16   They’re bound to object because they’ve been … against the idea from the start.

a) derogative

b) prejudiced

c) subjective

17   That’s exactly the … as the first one.

a) identical

b) apparent

c) same

18   The main quality of a candidate for this job is to have the … to get on with people.

a) ability

b) need

c) task

19   They couldn’t hold their meeting in the open air … of the rain.

a) for

b) but

c) because

20   She’s very good at … with difficult clients.

a) dealing

b) tackling

c) taking

21   We often hear that such information cannot be released into the public … in the interest of national security.

a) domestic

b) domain

c) dominion

22   They run the risk of facing a … if they break the official secrets regulations.

a) backlash

b) back strike

c) back whip

23   When there is a … inquiry taking place, the rush to get more information is intense.

a) high brow

b) high profile

c) high intensity

24   The more they try to conceal what is happening, the more it fuels … about what might be happening.

a) spectacle

b) specialty

c) speculation

25   A journalist might get hold of sensitive information knowing that he will get … by government agencies if he dares reveal it.

a) wild

b) savaged

c) torn

26   They will … what can be disclosed in newspapers.

a) sign

b) signal

c) signify

27   Once the disclosure is … it’s the job of the journalist to share the conclusion.

a) hightailed

b) highlighted

c) heightened

28   They can soon see through the … of a weak argument.

a) clarity

b) clearness

c) transparency

29   What is being written is likely to … a threat to national security.

a) pose

b) start

c) place

30   You have turned this country into a … for troublemakers.

a) port

b) haven

c) location


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

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

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

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