Choose the correct answer.

1   I started early … to avoid the worst of the traffic.

a) so that

b) in so far

c) in order

2   The children threw snowballs at … on their way.

a) themselves

b) each other

c) their own

3   Don’t be so sure … yourself.

a) of 

b) with

c) on

4   My grandmother buys eggs … the dozen.

a) to

b) for

c) by

5   She’s entitled … a pension, but she doesn’t want to retire.

a) to

b) on

c) in

6   Before you run … other people, you should consider your own faults.

a) over

b) up

c) down

7   The child won’t go to sleep … we leave a light on.

a) except

b) unless

c) but

8   The effectiveness of his work relies … the use of advanced technologies.

a) on

b) by

c) of

9   The minority are suing the government for the return of their … lands.

a) antique

b) ancestral

c) inherited

10   Some species are on the … of becoming extinct.

a) edge

b) side

c) verge

11   One … of my job is that it is near where I live.

a) advantage

b) pleasure

c) preference

12   The little child loved … the old castle.

a) hunting

b) detecting

c) exploring

13   This is a photo of the university I … when I lived in Hamburg.

a) used

b) attended

c) joined

14   It’s the first time … here.

a) I have been

b) I was

c) I am coming

15   Many accidents in this town are caused by … driving.

a) harmful

b) careful

c) careless

16   I was delighted when I … to sell my car so quickly.

a) managed

b) could

c) risked

17   It sounds … the situation isn’t about to improve.

a) how

b) as if

c) so that

18   This patient … quickly after his illness.

a) recovered

b) covered

c) discovered

19   Caring for her cousin is a … burden for her.

a) sour

b) bitter

c) heavy

20   The manager made a wonderful … .

a) message

b) talk

c) speech

21   There is a fault at our latest TV station. Please don’t … your TV set.

a) repair

b) adjust

c) switch

22   The man … going by plane instead of car.

a) suggested

b) agreed

c) convinced

23   Please concentrate … your tasks!

a) with

b) to

c) on

24   Many men do not approve … blood-sports.

a) for

b) of

c) with

25   You must encourage Mary … her efforts.

a) in

b) at

c) with

26   The ball … two or three times before disappearing.

a) leapt

b) bounced

c) hopped

27   It’s … helping that man. He will die anyway.

a) good

b) no good

c) not good

28   Would you agree that a man pays less attention … than a woman does?

a) to dress

b) on dress

c) to the dress

29   Our institution can give you the … number of refugees.

a) unclear

b) suggestive

c) approximate

30   As drunk as … . This phrase refers to someone very drunk.

a) a fish

b) a lord

c) a barrel


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

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

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

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