Choose the correct answer.

1   She often worries. This is something she has … from her father.

a) left

b) earned

c) inherited

2   There are some people who are never happy unless they have a problem to … .

a) solve

b) cut

c) release

3   She worries about the cost of … these days.

a) life

b) existence

c) living

4   Something happened to her exactly three years … .

a) over

b) ago

c) passed

5   Other things happen too in the spring – people … in love.

a) fall

b) drop

c) decline

6   He doesn’t have a romantic … .

a) disposition

b) institution

c) constitution

7   The boy lives in a village by a little stream and … this time lots of creatures start to wake up and make noise.

a) across

b) around

c) through

8   In London, which … on the river Thames, people are completely different.

a) sits

b) stands

c) holds

9   I apologize for the simplicity of these … . I want everybody to clearly understand me.

a) statements

b) mentions

c) declamations

10   I gave examples to show the extent of the change he … .

a) underdid

b) underwent

c) undertook

11   The other … in this anecdote is a young woman.

a) part

b) principal

c) character

12   The little girl lives in that … and remote village.

a) wretched

b) minor

c) tiny

13   Life is too short to … time imagining the worst.

a) waste

b) spend

c) pass

14   In a word she is the complete … in temperament of Brian.

a) opponent

b) opposed

c) opposite

15   Please consider the close … of their cities.

a) standing

b) placing

c) proximity

16   If you take the second … to the right after the signpost you will arrive.

a) turn in

b) turning

c) turn

17   The weather … a significant part in their lives.

a) controls

b) plays

c) holds

18   He has already set … for the local pub.

a) to

b) by

c) off

19   She had an umbrella with her and a coat … that aphorism her mother always used.

a) following

b) pursuing

c) chasing

20   She made it to the pub before the storm … .

a) collapsed

b) dropped

c) broke

21   He … to buy her a drink and told her not to worry.

a) offered

b) requested

c) asked

22   It means everything … will go up in price.

a) else

b) also

c) other

23   Everyone in the meeting room looks … depressed at her remark.

a) ideally

b) easily

c) suitably

24   That day, the … was palpable.

a) bloom

b) gloom

c) room

25   Taking into consideration the storm, I saw the young lady as someone who was … and needed help.

a) downed

b) draped

c) drenched

26   The man walked over to her and asked if she was … right.

a) all

b) some

c) total

27   That moment, the man … his worry from himself to someone else.

a) offered

b) preferred

c) transferred

28   He mixed her a … drink to protect her from a possible cold.

a) special

b) speciality

c) unusual

29   I heard you live in this town. “How do you …?”, he asked.

b) a) know


c) find

30   For a special drink, put a drop of ginger ale and a piece of lemon in the alcohol and then … thoroughly.

a) fork

b) stir

c) mash


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

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

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

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