Choose the correct answer.

1   There is a … of $2,000 for information leading to the thief.

a) gift

b) reward

c) prize

2   The manager didn’t pay for the meal himself – he put it on his company’s … account.

a) expense

b) price

c) value

3   I knew her … we were young.

a) until

b) as

c) when

4   I … them run away from the bank.

a) allowed

b) saw

c) felt

5   I only have … days left in Spain.

a) little

b) a few

c) a little

6   She pretended that she agreed with me to avoid … my feelings.

a) hurting

b) to hurt

c) hurt

7   Many fires could be … if new safety standards were introduced.

a) protected

b) excluded

c) prevented

8   My watch stopped so I had no way of knowing the right … .

a) moment

b) time

c) hour

9   He came … an unknown poem while he was searching for something else.

a) round

b) across

c) off

10   I couldn’t beat him at chess; I’m just not in his … .

a) class

b) type

c) set

11   Too much exercise can be harmful but walking is good … you.

a) by

b) with

c) for

12   I find it difficult to talk to her because we have so … in common.

a) few

b) less

c) little

13   His attitude … his parents is very disrespectful.

a) as far as

b) towards

c) as for

14   Surely Anna is not going to drive, … she?

a) does

b) will

c) is

15   You … pay for this. It’s free.

a) shouldn’t

b) mustn’t

c) don’t have to

16   A child learns a language best … .

a) when being brought up to it

b) by being brought up to it

c) while being brought into it

17   Urgent discussions will continue … .

a) behind the scenes

b) behind the curtain

c) behind the bars

18   Our house is nothing out of the … .

a) normal

b) usual

c) ordinary

19   “A ladies’ man” means:

a) a man most women fall for

b) a man who dresses up like a woman

c) a man who enjoys the company of women

20   The manager warned Kate that the laziness and … could result in her dismissal.

a) procrastination

b) ambition

c) fortitude

21   The butcher cut some steak and … it up.

a) closed

b) wrapped

c) wound

22   The man … to take a breath test after the incident.

a) denied

b) objected

c) refused

23   I do my best to practise every day … it is difficult sometimes.

a) although

b) also

c) even

24   His arm was so … injured that he couldn’t play anymore.

a) deeply

b) badly

c) hardly

25   His home is a … between a palace and a hotel.

a) union

b) link

c) cross

26   The woman … case was described in the article never fully recovered.

a) what

b) whom

c) whose

27   I … put my money there if I didn’t consider it was safe.

a) didn’t

b) wouldn’t

c) hadn’t

28   Driving in this city is supposed to be confusing but I didn’t find it at … difficult.

a) all

b) once

c) least

29   I enjoy … but don’t like jogging.

a) to swim

b) in swim

c) swimming

30   Would you … the kettle on for some coffee?

a) set

b) put

c) have


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

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

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

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