Choose the correct answer.

1   The plane was … for over two hours because of fog.

a) delayed

b) landed

c) cancelled

2   She has to be careful which soap she uses, because her skin is … .

a) sensible

b) senseless

c) sensitive

3   The local authorities want people to set … their own businesses.

a) off 

b) up

c) in

4   She is quite intelligent but she … common sense.

a) wants

b) fails

c) lacks

5   I wonder who drank all the wine. It … have been Mike because he was out all day.

a) can’t

b) could

c) must

6   They are opposed … giving people large pay rises.

a) for

b) to

c) against

7   I will show you the document if I … it.

a) could find

b) will find

c) find

8   Being exhausted, he sent a request asking that his colleagues … their meeting for one hour.

a) defray

b) defer

c) commence

9   The reporter gave a dramatic … of his adventures.

a) tale

b) saga

c) account

10   Some people are camping for the … of rare species hunting.

a) extinction

b) abolition

c) annihilation

11   I am … in information about this laptop.

a) interested

b) bored

c) concerned

12   They say we’re likely to have a … winter.

a) calm

b) smooth

c) mild

13   Do you think Sarah and Tom marry …?

a) lastly

b) at last

c) in the end

14   You should … a lawyer before you sign that contract.

a) check

b) consult

c) counsel

15   “You can take a horse to water, but you can’t … it drink!”

a) make

b) compel

c) save

16   The old man is a little bit … in his right ear.

a) disabled

b) deaf

c) dead

17   Some explorers did not survive the terrible … across the mountains.

a) journey

b) step

c) travel

18   Heavy snowfalls have … all flights.

a) omitted

b) delayed

c) postponed

19   The rainstorms … more than three days.

a) went

b) took

c) lasted

20   There will be a … interval for snacks.

a) small

b) short

c) light

21   The play was very long, but there were three … .

a) rests

b) intervals

c) gaps

22   The jewels were … a lot of money.

a) cost

b) valued

c) worth

23   They had a plan to trick me, but I didn’t fall … it.

a) for

b) to

c) at

24   It is unreasonable to demand this … Mary.

a) in

b) at

c) of

25   It took me a long time to get rid … the infection.

a) of

b) against

c) from

26   They differ … each other so much.

a) of

b) with

c) from

27   There is little … in this company.

a) hanging around

b) to hang around

c) hung around

28   I would let her go, if I … all about this mission.

a) know

b) have known

c) knew

29   They were … for smuggling perfumes into the country.

a) judged

b) warned

c) arrested

30   They didn’t believe his theory because it didn’t seem at all … .

a) feasible

b) plausible

c) creditable


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

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

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

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