Choose the correct answer.

1   … you leave for the airport, you’ll miss the flight.

a) Unless

b) However

c) When

2   I haven’t met her, but I did once … across her boyfriend.

a) look

b) go

c) come

3   She … her next appointment at the dentist’s.

a) erased

b) cancelled

c) wiped

4   Because of the earthquake, the windows … in their frames.

a) rattled

b) slapped

c) shocked

5   I would … go by air than spend two days travelling by car.

a) prefer

b) better

c) rather

6   It’s all over between them: she’s walked … on him.

a) off

b) away

c) out

7   Our best player got infected and won’t be … to play tomorrow.

a) adequate

b) fit

c) proper

8   Sarah spoke so fast I couldn’t understand … she was talking about.

a) what

b) which

c) how

9   Mr. Smith is free … you now.

a) see

b) will see

c) to see

10   Everyone felt … for Mr. Brown when he lost his management position.

a) discontent

b) sorry

c) unhappy

11   What … will this decision have on the future of this company?

a) effect

b) result

c) answer

12   This year the trees were … two weeks earlier than usual.

a) in full cry

b) in full bloom

c) at full blast

13   During the last meeting everyone shared … his happiness.

a) in

b) against

c) at

14   The professional climber failed … his attempt.

a) with

b) at

c) in

15   I tried to reason … her, but she was rude to me.

a) on

b) with

c) for

16   Are you aware … the difficulties that lie ahead?

a) by

b) on

c) of

17   It’s just an illusion. He’s not different … anyone else.

a) for

b) from

c) on

18   Dave usually goes there … him.

a) with

b) to

c) at

19   Alexia worships the sun and … she spends her holidays in Greece.

a) yet

b) however

c) accordingly

20   I can’t come. I’m tied … at the office.

a) in

b) up

c) down

21   Guests wore … they liked to the party.

a) everything

b) anything

c) nothing

22   The pilot drives so quickly that I am afraid that one day he will … someone.

a) crash down

b) turn over

c) knock down

23   Don’t worry. This dog is perfectly … .

a) harmless

b) harmful

c) tame

24   One of the main advantages … the new operating platform is that it is very simple to use.

a) for

b) of

c) on

25   You’d better set off twenty minutes early … there is traffic.

a) in case

b) so that

c) as if

26   When I saw Olivia’s reaction, I regretted … told her.

a) to have

b) to having

c) having

27   The shirt I was wearing that day was dirty, but I don’t think anyone … .

a) watched

b) noticed

c) remarked

28   This is the oldest house … the village.

a) in

b) by

c) to

29   Jane was singing an old rock song, a favourite of … .

a) her

b) herself

c) hers

30   So … people came to the meeting that they had to cancel it.

a) a few

b) few

c) little


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

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

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

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