Choose the correct answer.

1   Scientists are still looking for a cure … COVID-19.

a) for

b) against

c) to

2   Put the salt in the water and let it … before adding anything else.

a) melt

b) dissolve

c) soften

3   It’s too hot for you … this parcel.

a) digging

b) for digging

c) to dig

4   He told Steve … for borrowing his laptop without permission.

a) on

b) out

c) off

5   In this company, if you interfere … other people’s affairs, you will regret it.

a) with

b) to

c) about

6   Are you at least partially aware of the difficulties that lie ahead … you?

a) for

b) of

c) to

7   I left my office after I … the report.

a) had written

b) have written

c) should have written

8   Her medical doctor made her … in bed for two weeks.

a) to stay

b) staying

c) stay

9   As quick as … . This phrase means very quick.

a) cats

b) fire

c) lightning

10   The officers haven’t had time to complete the investigation, but they have concluded … that he committed suicide.

a) tentatively

b) tenuously

c) temporally

11   I’m going to buy a new car; I’m tired … this one.

a) of

b) in

c) with

12   … a personal computer can help you work much faster.

a) To have

b) In having

c) Having

13   I … be delighted to show you the way.

a) might

b) ought to

c) would

14   … the weather, the match went ahead.

a) Owing to

b) In spite of

c) However

15   Melania rang to make an early … at the hairdresser’s.

a) order

b) appointment

c) date

16   Adrian was the … in his family.

a) lowest

b) littlest

c) shortest

17   Could you buy a cake please … they come this afternoon?

a) if only

b) in case

c) on account of

18   One … of old public transport is its unreliability.

a) disorder

b) dislike

c) disadvantage

19   Did you know that she is … a baby?

a) expecting

b) hoping

c) waiting

20   The main … to progress is not technical but political.

a) clash

b) obstacle

c) prevention

21   The best rooms in this hotel … the bay.

a) regard

b) overlook

c) view

22   All dogs … be kept on a lead in public.

a) must

b) ought

c) need

23   You should separate the eggs and then beat with a … .

a) whip

b) wick

c) whisk

24   The man was … to steal the laptop when he saw it on the table.

a) dragged

b) tempted

c) brought

25   My parents … me to learn English when I was a child.

a) let

b) heard

c) persuaded

26   I am accustomed … bad weather.

a) to

b) of

c) from

27   She was afraid … mentioning it to her husband.

a) in

b) at

c) of

28   I warned them … the danger.

a) at

b) of

c) in

29   Gold is feared … in price this week.

a) to go up

b) going up

c) to be going up

30   I will ask Jane to come if I … her.

a) saw

b) will see

c) see


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

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

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

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