Choose the correct answer.

1   I didn’t enjoy the event. No, and … .

a) neither we did

b) we didn’t either

c) so didn’t we

2   … of the week, I hope I shall have lost another kilo.

a) By the end

b) At the end

c) To the end

3   I reasoned … her, but she would not listen to me.

a) to

b) for

c) with

4   She is responding … treatment and will be cured.

a) on

b) for

c) to

5   Nothing will prevent me … succeeding.

a) on

b) from

c) in

6   Jennifer criticised everything and even ran … his friends.

a) up

b) down

c) into

7   Why did you have … his last tutorial?

a) such difficulties to follow

b) such a difficulty to follow

c) such difficulty in following

8   I was sitting in a famous café … afternoon when I saw her.

a) one

b) in

c) the

9   The … question in this case is whether she was there or not.

a) crucial

b) valuable

c) supreme

10   He’s the best employee I’ve ever had. I couldn’t … for a better one.

a) abide

b) average

c) ask

11   You are not allowed … in this room.

a) smoke

b) smoking

c) to smoke

12   I think you’d better … before the manager returns.

a) be gone

b) be going

c) being gone

13   “I … you all”, she said, as she left.

a) am hating

b) can hate

c) hate

14   I’m sorry. It’s all my …!

a) guilt

b) fault

c) wrong

15   I chose these because they are my … shade of blue.

a) popular

b) favourite

c) fancy

16   I wonder … like to travel by boat.

a) what it is

b) how it is

c) what is it

17   Two other … in their report are worth mentioning.

a) effects

b) points

c) notices

18   Many soldiers were … wounded in the war. They needed a lot of help.

a) hardly

b) seriously

c) utterly

19   She’s a luck person. She always seems to fall on her … .

a) ankles

b) legs

c) feet

20   … experience of working in a factory is required.

a) Previous

b) First

c) Initial

21   For a short time after the car crash, I suffered from constant … in my back.

a) hurt

b) pain

c) ache

22   An enormous … of rubbish had built up here.

a) pile

b) hill

c) tower

23   Children can be instructed … swimming at a very early age.

a) with

b) for

c) in

24   Marry will come … home late. Don’t wait for her.

a) to

b) into

c) back

25   I was instructed … driving once upon a time.

a) in

b) about

c) at

26   How can you agree … such an idea?

a) with

b) at

c) by

27   It was … to meet you. That’s what she said to me.

a) pleasure

b) a pleasure

c) some pleasure

28   Only by shouting loudly … a taxi.

a) she got

b) she’s got

c) did she get

29   The lights … out and I was left in the darkness.

a) turned

b) went

c) gave

30   For this meal to be a real success, you … cook the meat for at least three hours.

a) need

b) ought

c) must


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

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

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

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