Choose the correct answer.

1   In the jar there was a … which looked like jam.

a) material

b) solid

c) substance

2   Because his presentation was so confusing, … people understood it.

a) clever

b) few

c) less

3   I am … her to arrive at any moment.

a) expecting

b) waiting

c) hoping

4   You … worry about the bill – I’ve already paid it.

a) daren’t

b) might not

c) needn’t

5   I’ve made an appointment for 11 o’clock. Is that … for you?

a) fit

b) convenient

c) right

6   You look … you’ve seen a ghost!

a) so that

b) that

c) as if

7   You … blame yourself. It wasn’t your fault.

a) daren’t

b) won’t

c) mustn’t

8   I’m … that I didn’t pass the examination.

a) deceived

b) despaired

c) disappointed

9   This magazine has … interesting article on space travel.

a) quite an

b) a partly

c) nearly an

10   Your sister is much taller … you.

a) how

b) than

c) from

11   They always quarrel about coffee; she likes it strong, but he wants it … .

a) small

b) feeble

c) weak

12   Getting divorced was a … decision for us.

a) firm

b) hard

c) large

13   Mr. Smith was … in a road accident.

a) damaged

b) wronged

c) injured

14   I expected her at eight but she finally … at midnight.

a) came to

b) turned up

c) came off

15   Buses into town run … ten minutes or so.

a) each

b) all

c) every

16   Can you make … what she has written there?

a) for

b) out

c) up for

17   I can’t say what his name is though it is … .

a) on the tip of my tongue

b) on top of my tongue

c) on my tongue’s tip

18   Whether or not to abolish corporal punishment is still … in political circles.

a) proposal of contention

b) a bone of contention

c) bone of agreement

19   I … a nice watch two days ago.

a) was given

b) have been given

c) would give

20   As bold as … . This phrase means cheeky, impudent.

a) bones

b) a bear

c) brass

21   He was an … writer because he persuaded many people.

a) ordinary

b) influential

c) accurate

22   I … seeing Mary tomorrow so I will give her your message.

a) may be

b) shall be

c) could be

23   The temperature yesterday was about … for this season.

a) average

b) middle

c) moderate

24   Steven swims well and … does his sister.

a) also

b) even

c) so

25   The old man was very … for my help.

a) grateful

b) pleased

c) delighted

26   … it was raining she went out without a raincoat.

a) In spite

b) However

c) Although

27   Your progress will be … in three months’ time.

a) valued

b) evaluated

c) counted

28   I don’t know why she complains. She doesn’t earn as … as I do.

a) less

b) few

c) little

29   The organization will not be … any new members.

a) taking up

b) taking off

c) taking on

30   She can make a delicious … out of almost anything.

a) food

b) meal

c) plate


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

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

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

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