Choose the correct answer.

1   If it’s raining tomorrow, we shall have to … the match till Sunday.

a) cancel

b) put off

c) put away

2   Call in and see our … of spring fashions today. 

a) reputation

b) election

c) selection

3   We have no … in our files of your recent letters to the company.

a) record

b) account

c) list

4   When her aunt dies, she … a lot of money.

a) earned

b) inherited

c) paid

5   Give him a telephone number to ring … he gets lost.

a) whether

b) unless

c) in case 

6   Her parents never allowed her … .

a) smoking

b) a smoking

c) to smoke

7   Bill is only interested … making money.

a) in

b) about

c) on

8   The boy was very upset by the … of his English examination.

a) failure

b) result

c) effect

9   Their actions caused the rate of inflation to … sharply.

a) lift

b) raise

c) rise

10   They were good friends. I was surprised when they … .

a) fell out

b) fell off

c) fell down

11   I had to leave early … I didn’t feel very well.

a) too

b) because

c) also

12   After closing the envelope, the assistant manager … the stamps on firmly.

a) licked

b) stuck

c) struck

13   Don’t be so sure … yourself! You might be wrong.

a) on

b) from

c) of

14   This book will prove useful … you.

a) for

b) to

c) on

15   You should not be so sensitive … criticism.

a) to

b) at

c) on

16   I am not familiar … his novels.

a) with

b) about

c) for

17   You should study the college … for full particulars of enrolment.

a) prospect

b) syllabus

c) prospectus

18   A novel is a form of … which may include many facts.

a) short story

b) legend

c) fiction

19   The relationship that matters most in the life of a … is the one between him and his constituency party, they say.

a) judge

b) politician

c) captain

20   The case of the missing millionaire has become the … of considerable interest in the press.

a) focus

b) middle

c) target

21   These people are thought … less friendly than people from our country.

a) been

b) being

c) to be

22   Would you give this report to Mr. Smith? Sorry, I can’t. He doesn’t … .

a) any more work here

b) work any more here

c) work here any longer

23   After hitting her arm, she had a large black … .

a) bruise

b) cut

c) swelling

24   This is not the right … to ask for my help; I am away on business.

a) situation

b) moment

c) opportunity

25   I hadn’t seen him for years, but when I saw him in the street, I … him at once.

a) reminded

b) realized

c) remembered

26   The dog was so frightened that it ran … the bed to hide.

a) along

b) beside

c) under

27   John was unable to … my party as he was ill.

a) visit

b) attend

c) be present

28   Jane bought red shoes to … her red dress.

a) match

b) pair

c) mate

29   We’ll have to … the meeting until next month.

a) put down

b) put off

c) put round

30   I am not sure … the black coat is.

a) whom

b) who

c) whose


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

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

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

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