Choose the correct answer.

1   She was unable to speak from … .

a) fearsome

b) fearful

c) fear

2   I felt ashamed … her action.

a) on

b) of

c) for

3   Radioactivity causes cancer and may … future generations.

a) develop

b) affect

c) create

4   Prices continue to show an upward … .

a) tendency

b) tend

c) tendentious

5   Historians will never agree completely that the effect of … the world’s first atomic bomb … the war.

a) dropping/to be ended

b) drop/end

c) dropping/to end

6   It is very important that you learn how … this tool.

a) using

b) to use

c) used

7   The quality of this item is not noticeably different … that one.

a) of

b) from

c) for

8   A good student must know … .

a) to study hard

b) how to study effectively

c) to be a good student

9   The pilot agreed to land the plane only … the hijackers threatened to kill the passengers.

a) when

b) that

c) which

10   You should get into the habit of … at least national news daily.

a) read

b) to read

c) reading

11   I finally finished … at 8 pm and served dinner.

a) to cook

b) cooking

c) being cooked

12   It is a thing worth … .

a) doing

b) to be done

c) being done

13   He’s perfectly … in his demands.

a) reason

b) reasoned

c) reasonable

14   There are ways … that.

a) to be done

b) to do

c) doing

15   Instead of … about the good news, she seemed to be indifferent.

a) exciting

b) to excite

c) being excited

16   She hoped … to join the private club.

a) inviting

b) being invited

c) to be invited

17   The tourists complained … any sleep.

a) about not getting

b) for not getting

c) on not getting

18   Would you mind not … the TV until I have finished the homework?

a) to be turned on

b) turning on

c) being turned on

19   Women … to live longer than men.

a) tendency

b) tend

c) tendentious

20   Many students tend … interest in literature.

a) lose

b) losing

c) to lose

21   The jury isn’t satisfied … his answer.

a) to

b) of

c) with

22   The examiner must have been pleased … your performance.

a) with

b) for

c) in

23   Some people think that the camel … water in its hump.

a) stored

b) stores

c) had stored

24   I’ve succeeded … getting hold of the telephone number.

a) about

b) on

c) in

25   His team consists of secretaries, who report to him, give him advice, and … him make decisions.

a) to help

b) helping

c) help

26   Each of the satellites … in a fixed position.

a) remained

b) remain

c) remains

27   She said she … win this race.

a) want to

b) wanted to

c) wanting to

28   He was … to four months’ imprisonment.

a) sentenced

b) given

c) sent

29   He informed me about it. That’s the … I received.

a) inform

b) informs

c) information

30   An important characteristic is the powerful … of both light and shade.

a) use

b) useful

c) useless


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

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

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

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