Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

1   Perhaps you could start by telling me why you’ve … .

a) asked for this job

b) applied for this job

c) intended for this job

 I like working in the … .

a) open air

b) pure air

c) free air

3   Do you like the idea of an office with …?

a) air control

b) air condition

c) air conditioning

4   I don’t understand what you’re … .

a) off about

b) on about

c) in about

5   I thought the solution was … obvious.

a) mostly

b) pretty

c) clear

 For Bill, the situation … clear.

a) weren’t

b) hadn’t been

c) wasn’t

 I think there must be a mistake. I … .

a) put it you’re Mr. Brown

b) try it you’re Mr. Brown

c) take it you’re Mr. Brown

 I’m afraid it’s a case of mistaken … .

a) person

b) character

c) identity

 So you’re not after the job of data specialist, … .

a) I preview

b) I presume

c) I pretend

10   I like working outside. I want to be a gardener, … .

a) if you don’t mind

b) if you don’t care

c) if you don’t see

11   This business has lost a lot of orders recently and is going through a … time.

a) acute

b) slender

c) thin

12   In this country trains always arrive … time.

a) on

b) at

c) in

13   They don’t know what to do and are merely playing … time.

a) at

b) to

c) for

14   Just looking at their out of date equipment one can tell that the company is well … the times.

a) under

b) behind

c) outside

15   His latest invention proved he was … of his time.

a) ahead

b) in front

c) forward

16   You can tell he has hit the … time because of the new car he drives.

a) big

b) high

c) massive

17   It’s … time you went to the post office.

a) right

b) proper

c) high

18   They are meant to … time with the conductor.

a) show

b) keep

c) hold

19   If you want to grow as a business you must … with the times.

a) hold

b) move

c) follow

20   The parcel arrived four weeks later, and not … time!

a) before

b) after

c) for

21   She hung the washing out only three hours ago but it is already bone … thanks to the hot sunshine.

a) clear

b) dried

c) dry

22   He came straight out with his complaint … no bones about it.

a) making

b) saying

c) trying

23   When they found him he was just … and bone.

a) cover

b) skin

c) flesh

24   You can hear everything that’s going on next door because the walls are paper … .

a) wide

b) long

c) thin

25   After the revolution the dictator no longer had much control and became just a paper … .

a) tiger

b) cat

c) lion

26   There was no hesitation on his part and quick as a … he paid the bill.

a) light

b) spark

c) flash

27   He had no problems learning foreign languages because he was very quick on the … .

a) uptake

b) upstart

c) downturn

28   The first … was to hold the event in the open air but that posed some problems.

a) sketch

b) plan

c) ideal

29   The proposal was discarded because I might find difficulty with the local … .

a) rules

b) regulars

c) regulations

30   In view of the large number of people the … of a parking area was considered very important.

a) proximity

b) profession

c) prominence


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

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

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

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