Choose the correct answer.

1   The Minister resigned as a/an … of the incident.

a) effect

b) result

c) cause

2   The names of the winners will be … in the next magazine issue.

a) told

b) informed

c) announced

3   When the clock … twelve, I left.

a) struck

b) beat

c) shot

4   The store is only open … weekday mornings now.

a) for

b) in

c) on

5   They think he is very good … drawing.

a) at

b) for

c) in

6   Every day thousands of … fly the Atlantic for negotiations.

a) dealers

b) merchants

c) businessmen

7   Prices continued to rise … the ruling party became unpopular.

a) on condition that

b) with the result that

c) on the chance that

8   I would help the old lady in her shopping if she … me.

a) will ask

b) ask

c) asked

9   … for a trip last Friday?

a) Did you go

b) Will you go

c) Have you gone

10   The child was taught that it was … to interrupt.

a) coarse

b) rude

c) crude

11   She was … better than her brother at chess.

a) miles

b) feet

c) inches

12   I often speak to her on my … to work.

a) travel

b) way

c) road

13   The noise prevented me from … to sleep.

a) starting

b) going

c) beginning

14   This horse is famous for … the National race two times.

a) gaining

b) conquering

c) winning

15   Before starting a new chapter, I’d like to … what we discussed yesterday.

a) run up

b) run along

c) run through

16   I think it’s time we … on our way.

a) are

b) were

c) will be

17   Would you … taking care of the cat for two hours?

a) mind

b) matter

c) agree

18   The world record for this event is almost impossible to … .

a) beat

b) meet

c) compare

19   We’ve been … with this business partner for many years.

a) competing

b) shopping

c) dealing

20   She applied for training as a pilot, but they turned her … .

a) down

b) over

c) back

21   The child wasn’t accustomed … by coach.

a) travel

b) to travel

c) to travelling

22   She has left her phone at home. She’s always so … .

a) forgetful

b) forgotten

c) forgetting

23   Newly-… coins always look clean.

a) moulded

b) minted

c) printed

24   I had to go to the library to … some books.

a) give

b) return

c) buy

25   It was such a hot day … the surface of the material was damaged.

a) as

b) so

c) that

26   She always … out in a crowd because of her style.

a) stood

b) found

c) looked

27   Please apply … the secretary for this type of information.

a) for

b) at

c) to

28   Though the concert had been enjoyable, it was overly … .

a) sublime

b) protracted

c) extensive

29   A skillful …, John adopted a posture of patience and … toward the protestors.

a) academician/understanding

b) pundit/tolerance

c) negotiator/compromise

30   Could you give me a rough … of the costs?

a) estimate

b) value

c) correlation


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

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

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

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