Choose the correct answer.

1   Food prices have been … steadily for at least ten years.

a) rising

b) lifting

c) raising

2   I’ll have to study hard, … I can pass the exam.

a) so that

b) such

c) in order

3   You … to eat if you are not hungry.

a) needn’t

b) haven’t

c) don’t have

4   We’ll dance and … we’ll have lunch.

a) straight away

b) so

c) then

5   She has to go to Germany for the next … of the training.

a) step

b) stage

c) point

6   When the meeting had finished, we went … the plan once again.

a) up

b) down

c) over

7   I locked the animals in the cage to … them from getting away.

a) avoid

b) hinder

c) prevent

8   You’re … your time trying to persuade her.

a) wasting

b) losing

c) missing

9   Our last cook was better than our … one.

a) latter

b) instant

c) current

10   I am grateful to Mary for being so patient … us.

a) for

b) with

c) at

11   Have you exchanged that lovely car … this?

a) with

b) by

c) for

12   The weather was … the poor harvest.

a) condemned for

b) found fault with for

c) blamed for

13   Olivia is teaching three classes and she is examining at a literature exam tomorrow. …, she is chairing   a meeting at the Bright Owl Club.

a) On top of it

b) At top

c) On the top of it

14   I don’t see any … in arriving early at the show.

a) cause

b) point

c) reason

15   Your application for a vise was turned … by the consulate.

a) aside

b) over

c) down

16   Shopping malls account for 70 percent of the retail business in this country because they are controlled environments which … concerns about the weather.

a) justify

b) foster

c) eliminate

17   It is … impossible to tell the twins apart.

a) virtually

b) closely

c) extremely

18   The man claimed that he was the … heir to the throne.

a) due

b) correct

c) rightful

19   The rather humid climate in no way … from the beauty of these places.

a) protracts

b) detracts

c) attracts

20   … no need to buy traveller’s cheques.

a) It’s

b) It has

c) There’s

21   Is there … bread for all the sandwiches?

a) enough

b) plenty

c) equal

22   Teaching is not a/an … which pays very well.

a) work

b) post

c) occupation

23   This letter didn’t come through the post. It was delivered personally, … hand.

a) from

b) by

c) with

24   I … do that if I were you.

a) shan’t

b) won’t

c) wouldn’t

25   There was nothing to … her with the burglary until the police found two gold ring in her car.

a) link

b) place

c) join

26   The manufacturers are advertising a new … of perfume.

a) mark

b) pack

c) brand

27   … my stay in hospital, I lost three kilos.

a) During

b) On

c) In

28   I’m sorry to hear that they have … . They were good friends.

a) dropped out

b) fallen out

c) dropped against

29   Shall I use this … to fry the eggs?

a) dish

b) tin

c) pan

30   She … being given a receipt for the bill she had paid.

a) insisted on

b) demanded

c) asked to


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

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

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

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