Choose the correct answer.

1   He was as quiet as a … in order not to wake anybody up.

a) dog

b) mouse

c) rat

2   As he was on a dangerous mission for the government, he had to keep … about what he did for a living.

a) mum

b) dad

c) aunt

3   There were lots of rumours and the man tried very hard to … everything up.

a) stop

b) silence

c) hush

4   If anybody asks my lips are … .

a) sealed

b) shut

c) closed

5   To me silence is … .

a) steel

b) silver

c) golden

6   The so-called … majority are the vast number of people who don’t go out on the street and protest.

a) noiseless

b) quiet

c) silent

7   It was so quiet you could hear a … drop.

a) needle

b) pin

c) screw

8   After the earthquake, the cries of those trapped were … .

a) audited

b) auditory

c) inaudible

9   The villagers complained about the noise from the church bell and asked if it could somehow be … .

a) muffled

b) wrapped

c) suppressed

10   She promised not to … a word about it.

a) open

b) breathe

c) mouth

11   I think it’s all stuff and … .

a) garbage

b) trash

c) nonsense

12   They always talk about: health care, education, welfare and stuff … that.

a) on

b) like

c) as

13   She avoided having any alcohol and then she had a small drop of the … stuff.

a) difficult

b) solid

c) hard

14   The work they are doing is very basic. In fact you could call it … stuff.

a) kids

b) babies

c) juniors’

15   When he lectured, you could tell he … her stuff.

a) showed

b) knew

c) took

16   We rely on you to impress everyone and we expect you to … your stuff.

a) make

b) do

c) take

17   It’s difficult to make him enjoy himself. He always behaves like a stuffed … .

a) shirt

b) suit

c) coat

18   … the stuff! I want to hear it loud and clear.

a) More

b) There

c) That’s

19   You should stop stuffing your … every five minutes! If you want to lose some weight.

a) throat

b) face

c) teeth

20   The news quite … the stuffing out of her for days.

a) hit

b) threw

c) knocked

21   He’s … a high at the moment because everything is going his way.

a) at

b) on

c) for

22   I have high … that we will succeed with out project.

a) views

b) sensations

c) hopes

23   It’s high … we left.

a) minute

b) tempo

c) time

24   You’ll just have to get used to these highs and … .


b) lows

c) falls

25   Now that she has become manager she is so high and … .

a) mighty

b) severe

c) strong

26   The really high … of the evening’s entertainment was when they fought.

a) feature

b) spot

c) thing

27   Tom left the safe door unlocked last night so I reckon he will be for the high … this morning.

a) leap

b) go

c) jump

28   When you break a rule, she gets on her high … and starts shouting at you.

a) camel

b) horse

c) pony

29   The moment she joined the staff you just knew she was a high … .

a) flier

b) sailor

c) pilot

30   We asked the restaurant to provide a high … .

a) chair

b) seat

c) place


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

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

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

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