Choose the correct answer.

1   She has adopted two orphans … her own children.

a) except

b) besides

c) in place of

2   I cannot understand how you put … this residential area.

a) out

b) by

c) up with

3   You will have to take things … .

a) like you find them

b) as you find them

c) so as you find them

4   We … to the concert, but we didn’t make it.

a) were to have gone

b) would go

c) were gone

5   No one … she was.

a) could be quicker than

b) can be as quick as

c) could be so quick as

6   This computer is cheap, but that one is … .

a) cheaper yet

b) more cheaper

c) even cheaper

7   If the line is busy, don’t wait and … .

a) hang on

b) hang up

c) hang down

8   If they … to that event, they would certainly have decided to attend it.

a) will be invited

b) had been invited

c) were invited

9   If I saw Olive, I … her to my party.

a) invite

b) will invite

c) would invite

10   I was very … not to pass the message further.

a) cajoled

b) tempted

c) elicited

11   After the party the dog was allowed to finish off the … sandwiches.

a) left

b) leaving

c) remaining

12   I would much … a reply by the end of the week.

a) appreciate

b) require

c) value

13   When she heard the joke, she burst into loud … .

a) smiles

b) laughter

c) enjoyment

14   I couldn’t get used to … to work so early.

a) go

b) going

c) be going

15   … amount of money can buy a true friend.

a) No

b) Never

c) None

16   They should be spending money on a house … than on a car.

a) other

b) better

c) rather

17   I was very … of myself for forgetting that.

a) disgraced

b) ashamed

c) shocked

18   Mary earns a great … of money.

a) quantity

b) level

c) deal

19   He is an expert … coronaviruses.

a) about

b) on

c) in

20   They look exactly the … .

a) alike

b) identical

c) same

21   There was no need to be uneasy … the results.

a) for

b) about

c) on

22   It’s impossible to prevent the boys … quarrelling with each other.

a) to

b) in

c) from

23   This bike is inferior … the one I bought last year.

a) to

b) at

c) by

24   Tom plays … the school team.

a) by

b) in

c) on

25   The teacher despairs … ever teaching him anything.

a) of

b) in

c) on

26   Our family is fortunate in having sufficient supplies … the winter.

a) for

b) on

c) to

27   The old man was found guilty … many crimes.

a) from

b) for

c) of

28   … Sam, he can’t go alone.

a) As if

b) As for

c) As far as

29   I know nothing about that battle. It was … .

a) behind the times

b) as the same time

c) before my time

30   Many jobs in this area can be directly … to tourism.

a) attributed

b) attracted

c) dedicated


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

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

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

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