Choose the correct answer.

1   I’m tired of waiting for buses, I’m going there … foot.

a) to

b) by

c) on

2   Who said growing up was …?

a) joke

b) fun

c) humour

3   If you want to have your central heating checked, you need a … plumber.

a) learned

b) careful

c) trained

4   The moment the lights went out, there were scenes of … .

a) attack

b) panic

c) insanity

5   Don’t be put … by his manner, he is really kind hearted.

a) up

b) off

c) in

6   When a movie is really boring I tend to nod … .

a) off

b) out

c) through

7   Have you heard the latest? They are … married.

a) going

b) growing

c) getting

8   As she had made such an impression on her managers, she was soon offered … .

a) position

b) promotion

c) progress

9   There’s a new software that should protect your computer from any … .

a) disease

b) virus

c) illness

10   As they always tell you, the value of shares can go … as well as up.

a) down

b) in

c) across

11   I dare … you’re right.

a) told

b) tell

c) say

12   I’ve … you not to do that many times before.

a) said

b) told

c) saying

13   That …, they walked out of the room.

a) said

b) told

c) saying

14   You shouldn’t take any notice of that because it’s only hear … .

a) tells

b) say

c) says

15   That’s what people are always … .

a) saying

b) telling

c) said

16   What he … and what he does are not necessarily the same.

a) says

b) tells

c) saying

17   It’s no good trying to persuade me because I’m not … a word.

a) saying

b) told

c) telling

18   Now that would be … but my lips area sealed.

a) told

b) said

c) telling

19   … us that story again!

a) Say

b) Tell

c) Says

20   I’m afraid I can’t … for sure but I think it’s safe.

a) say

b) said

c) telling

21   In the interest of safety the main valve on the machine had to be … off.

a) closed

b) shut

c) closing

22   In the … moments of the symphony someone’s mobile phone started ringing.

a) closing

b) shut

c) shutting

23   The detectives had no problems in solving the crimes as it was an open and … case.

a) closed

b) shut

c) shutting

24   The man warned us that the road ahead was … .

a) shut

b) shutting

c) closed

25   In view of the limited amount of information and evidence the case was now considered to be … .

a) shut

b) closed

c) closing

26   They are having a … down sale.

a) shutting

b) closes

c) c) closing

27   After some years as a monk he decided to leave because he felt very … in.

a) closed

b) shut

c) shutting

28   After terrible experiences, the couple … themselves away from the community.

a) shut

b) closing

c) shutting

29   The new musical that has had many bad reviews will … at the end of this week.

a) shut

b) close

c) closed

30   I’m afraid these trees will have to come down as they … out the light in this room.

a) close

b) shutting

c) shut


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

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

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

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